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MARS HILL. NORTH CAROLINA. NOVEMBER 26, 1938
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-Euthalians Present Program Tonight
lios Stage Annual
Reception For Phis
lln honor of the Phi society, the
fio Literary society held its
Inual reception last Saturday
fe-ht in the Robert Lee Moore
all. The entire building was
■corated, the lobbies and stairs
|ing designed as a garden court,
bth society halls were used for
e presentation of the program.
The program was divided into
0 parts. While “In Our Scrap-
ok of Memories,” presented by
mthia Jane Hemke, David
ooks, the Clio Chorus, and other
embers of both societies, was
king place in the Non-Eu Hall,
e occupants of the Clio-Phi Hall
ere favored with the following
•ogram:
Skit: “Little Women”
eg Lou Alice Hamrick
) Margaret Patton
eth Dorothy Wagnon
|my..... .... Martha Grayson
auric.. C. C. Hope.
I “The Old-Fashioned Bible”—
,^^oma Nell Mullins.
“Daddy’s Sweetheart” — Miss
lizabeth Ellison.
“Dream Future of Clio-Phi’
/ilda Wynne.
(Continued on page 4)
^ ^arge Crowd Witness
Anniversary Program
^ Celebrating their forty-eighth
[nniversary in the college audito-
um Saturday, November 12, the
hilomathian Literary society
I resented to a large and appre-
iative audience a typical Philo-
^lathian program.
^ As the program opened the
^hilomathian chorister led the
Audience in the hymn, “Lead On,
^ King Eternal,” after which I.
Carr, dean of he college, de-
vered the invocation.
J. E. Tate, president of the
hilomathians, then delivered a
hallenge to the cousin society,
he Euthalians. He urged that
he two societies carry on their
MViendly rivalry and that each of
hem try to live up to their high
'^deals. His challenge was accepted
)y Charles B. Summey, president
>f the Euthalians.
Following the challenge Mc
Leod Bryan opened the typical
program with an oration, “The
passing Sanctuary.” James L.
Walker then presented a declama
tion, “Testament of Youth,” by
Lucy D. Cutter.
(Continued on page 4)
Mrs. Ellison Visits
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^ Perhaps you remember a young-
"iooking, grey-haired lady with a
gracious smile for everybody, and
seen recently in the company of
Miss Ellison, our music teacher,
pn the campus. Now if you
thought that she was Miss Elli
son’s sister, you were mistaken,
{ •ut not very badly. This charming
ady, whose identity was reported
fnistaken several times, was none
other than Miss Ellison’s mother,
|whose visit here was terminated
all too soon. Bring her back again
teally soon, Miss Ellison.
Dr. Moore Better
It is with much approval
that we note the greatly im
proved condition of our be
loved Dr. R. L. !Moore, who
recently returned to his
home after a very serious
operation in Richmond.
Dr. Moore issued a state
ment in which he expressed
the hope that he would be
on his feet again by the
first of the month. He
further stated that he
wished to thank the students
and friends for their pray
ers, letters, telegrams, and
numerous remembrances for
him during his recent illness.
Realizing that the great
ness of Mars Hill as a Chris
tian institution is due to Dr.
Moore’s life of service spent
in its behalf. The Hilltop
wishes to express its sincere
wishes that Dr. Moore may
again be on the campus with
us again in the very near
future.
Unique Thanksgiving
Observance Is Held
Mars Hill has its own way of
celebrating Thanksgiving day.
What has become a traditional
mode of observing the day is not
only picturesque and colorful but
most appropriate and in keeping
with the spirit of the college.
One spending his first Thanks
giving Day at Mars Hill is usually
deeply impressed by the experi
ence. The silence of the early
morning is broken by the strains
of hymns and patriotic songs,
such as “Come Ye Thankful Peo
ple, Come,” “America,” and “0
Come All Ye Faithful,” as a
chorus of trained singers move
from place to place in the village
or on the campus in Pilgrim and
Indian costumes.
As one enters the dining room
at breakfast, he is greeted by this
same band in their picturesque
costumes, grouped against oppo-
walls and singing their Thanks
giving day songs.
(Continued on page 4)
Charles B. Summey Is
Anniversary Official
C. Roger Bell, Secretary, and
Orville Campbell, Censor,
Are Officers
NONS PLAN RECEPTION
Celebrating its forty - seventh
anniversary, the Euthalian Liter
ary society will present its com
memorative program tonight at
7:30 o’clock in the Mars Hill au
ditorium, with President Charles
B. Summey, of Dallas, N. C., pre
siding.
In the program the ideals of
the society—“Dignity, Simplicity
and Consei-vatism”—will be car
ried out to the fullest extent, as
Euthalia is hailed by her loyal
subjects. ,
Following the regular program
of two declamations, two orations,
a debate, a piano duet, and a
vocal solo, the society will pre-
(Continued on page 4)
Playing the principal roles in the annual Euthalian-Nonpareil
anniversary and reception this year are pictured above. They are
the presiding officers of each society. Top row, left to right:
C. Roger Bell, secretary; Charles B. Summey, president; and
Orville Campbell, censor. Bottom row, left to right: Helen
Crutchfield, secretary; Ada Wall, president; and Lillian Mont
gomery, censor.
Blackwell Honored
At Baptist Meeting
Pres. Hoyt Blackwell, of Mars
Hill college, was elected first
vice-president of the North Caro
lina Baptist State convention,
November 7, at its final session
in Raleigh. R. N. Simms, of Ra
leigh, was re-elected president of
the convention. Pres. Blackwell,
acclaimed as one of the foremost
educators of the state, was ad
vanced from the third vice-presi
dency.
Scores of ministers volunteered
their services for a “de-pro-
fessionalized program of evangel
ism” to be launched in accordance
with a South-wide Baptist cam
paign next spring.
Upshaw Delivers
Temperance Talk
One of the most entertaining
chapel programs of the year was
presented to Mars Hill college
students on Monday, November
13, when W. D. Upshaw, former
congressman from Georgia, and
nationally-known dry leader, de
livered a most interesting talk.
He stressed to the students that
it was necessary for all of them
to be genuine in their undertak
ings and that they should have a
goal if they expected to be a suc
cess after they left college.
The 72-year-old speaker held
his audience with his eloquence
his long experience in national
and graphic anecdotes drawn from
affairs.
Hon. E. F. Watson, Of Burnsville, Chairman Of Trustees,
Marries Miss Freida Mason Of Asheville And Atlanta, Ga.
Wedding Held On Thursday,
November 24, In Atlanta
Baptist Church
Announcement has been made
of the marriage of Miss Freida
Mason, daughter of Mrs. Helen
E. Mason, of Atlanta, Ga., to
Mr. Elbert Franklin Watson, of
Burnsville. The wedding took
place Thursday morning, Novem
ber 24, at ten o’clock in the Sec
ond Ponce de Leon Baptist
Church of Atlanta, Ga.
Mr. Watson has been a member
of the Mars Hill college board of
trustees since 1921, and has been
chairman of the board for the
past four years. He is a devoted
friend of the college and has
faithfully supported its activities
over a period of many years. It
was Mr. Watson, who in his of
ficial capacity as chairman of the
board of trustees, formally in
stalled Dr. Hoyt Blackwell as
president of the college last
Founders’ day.
Mr. Watson, a graduate of
North Carolina University, is an
accomplished lawyer and poli
tician, is well versed in the po
litical affairs of the state, and is
a strong advocate of high and
clean ideals in political and civil
life.
Mrs. Watson, prior to her mar
riage, was a popular member of
the county welfare staff located
in Asheville, having been for six
years the secretary of Mr. E. E.
Conner, superintendent of the
Buncombe county welfare depart
ment.
The Hilltop, speaking in behalf
of the entire student body and
the faculty, wishes to express its
most sincere congratulations to
the newly-weds!
College Debate Team
Tries Out at W.C.T.C.
On Friday, November 17,
twenty-five members of the Mars;
Hill college intercollegiate foren
sic squad attended a speech festi
val and non-decision practice
session in group debating at
Western Carolina. Teacher’s col
lege, at Cullowhee.
During the afternoon the group
debated with representatives from
the Cullowhee squad on the
query, “Resolved: That the Fed
eral Government Should Cease
Spending Public Funds to Stimu
late Business.” In the evening they
attended a banquet, where they
enjoyed the excellent hospitality
of their hosts, the home economics
girls, and listened to after-dinner
speeches rendered by members of
both college teams.
On December 1 the squad will
again take the road, this time for
the annual South-wide Strawberry
Leaf Forensic Tournament, to be
held at Winthrqp college, Rock
Hill, South Carolina. There they
will compete for all-Southern,
honors and decisions in debating,
orating, and after-dinner speak
ing in competition with teams,
from thirty-two other colleges
from over the entire Southeast.
According to a statement by
Mr. Huff, the Mars Hill college
debating coach, members for the
Winthrop trip will be chosen after
try-outs scheduled to take place
during the week preceding the
date for the tournament.
Welcome Visitors
Since anniversary and Thanks
giving time are the scene of the
return of many former students
to the campus, a note cordially to
welcome them back to their alma
mater is in order. Many loyal
former Phi’s and Clio’s were seen
roaming the campus in quest of
old landmarks during the last two
weeks, and it is anticipated that
a greater number of old Eus and
Nons will make their appearance
this holiday week. We welcome
them back with the traditional
Mars Hill hand of welcome!
    

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