THE HILLTOP, MARS HILL COLLEGE, MARS HILL, NORTH CAROLINA
MARS HILL 27,
TORONADO REDUCED TO BREEZE
By Jimmy Walker
Well, well, well, football is
over and basketball is usurping
prosperity’s place around the well
known corner. The time has ar
rived when the drugstore quarter
backs molt, shed their pigskins
==and emerge as full-fledged sideline
^*referees. Overnight we find the
1938 season among our memories
and begin to talk basketball.
The other night we gravitated
^^into the gym and proceeded to
.get all enthused over prospects of
atthe Mountain Lion Gagers this
jb,season. We watched for about
jtwo hours, and saw practically
f (every hopeful on the squad in
;b action. In this period of time we
ay saw better basketball than was
,e our privilege to watch in many
Q varsity tilts last year,
t Let’s dissect:
’ 1 C. G. Ray: “Gracious” was
• never better. He is a streak of
ofl lightning with a ball in his
• hands. His shots found the basket
uti constantly and from all angles.
“O Should be plenty good this year
Clyde Peek: The local product
is just as good as ever “impossi-
*'**'ble” shots. He still misses more
'®’Jeasy ones than hard ones. He is
* 'fast and a nice ball handler.
^ Addison Hubbard: Ad is also
^ much improved over his last year’s
playing. He is a good defensive
player and a dead shot from any-
where, especially the comers, and
^ ®with either hand.
Jim White: Jim is a good ball
handler and nearly perfect on de-
I fense. Is as fast on his feet as is
e 'C. G.
h Howard Charles: Our boy
ts j “Curly” is looking plenty good in
,t I all departments and should be
ml ready to give opposing teams lots
1 of trouble.
jlli J. B. Ellis: “Red” played on
b« the “B” team last year but he
at has shown a lot of improvement
e over last season and he will give
c( some letterman a hard fight he
ir fore the first team lineup is se-
Earl Leatherwood: This Hay-
® wood county product is plenty
* good. He, too, saw service with
* the reserves last year. Earl is a
nice defensive player and a nice
*•* floorman. He doesn’t shoot much
y but most of his tosses count.
Ruffin Hood: Claims to be a
^ descendant of the late Robin. A
^ nice quiet boy on the campus but
plenty fast on the hardwtood.
^ Ruffin is a good all-round player
ti and he will give some C-II a fight
si for a position.
a' J. Cooper Gill, Jr.: The “Flash”
is one of the tallest men on the
^ squad. He is a good floorman and
^ a nice shot. Opponents find it
hard to get past him. He should
^ prove valuable to the Lions this
Roy Heading, another letter-
^ man, was not present the night
we paid our little visit, but re-
ports are that Roy is ready to
help the Lions go to town.
Collectively the Lion squad is
_ a fast moving, sharp-shooting
it" crowd of boys. They will be handi-
capped by lack of height. Gill and
’ Heading being the only two six-
footers on the squad,
Assistant Coach Fred Dickerson, right, is shown discussing one of Mars Hill’s gridiron prob
lems with James White, Lion quarterback. Incidentally, White played one of the best games of his
career at Mars Hill in the Brevard game Thursday.
Lions Hand Hiwassee
Defeat By 6-0 Score
The Lions played perhaps their
best game of the season to throw
Hiwassee back on its heels and
register a 6 to 0 victory, Satur
day, November 14, at Newport,
The teams surged up and down
the field for the first three
periods with neither having the
punch needed to score. Although
several distinct scoring threats
were made, only one netted the
payoff. Early in the fourth
quarter Murray threw a 25-yard
pass to Stringfield, bringing the
ball to rest on Hiwassee’s two-
yard line. On the next play.
White plunged through the line
for the only score of the game.
White’s attempt to place-kick for
the extra point failed.
In the second period, the Lions
marched steadily down the field
to the Hiwassee 7-yard line only
to lose the ball on downs. Early
in the game Hiwassee started a
potential scoring threat but was
stopped when Gianakos, stealthy
Lion guard, intercepted a long
pass. Again in the final period
Gianakos intercepted one of
Hiwassee’s aerials to nip the only
other threat of the Tennesseeans.
Hiwassee made 18 first downs
to Mars Hill’s 15, but the Lions
powerful forward wall stopped all
potential scoring threats.
Youell and Walker were out
standing for the losers; White,
Murray, Martin and Edwards did
most of the ball carrying for the
Lions. Captain Gianakos played a
bang-up game in the line along
with Whitaker and Grant.
Mar* Hill Poiition Hiwasiee
Travathan LE Baker
Ingle LT Osborne
Gianakos LG Youell
Whitaker C Harper
Score by periods:
. - 0
Here we are back with plenty
of dirt and dope fresh out of the
wilds of the Mars Hill Gridiron
. . . Professor Freddie (Walter
Winchell) Shanks is ready to ride
again . . . And you listening.
Mars Hillians and ’tater diggers
everywhere—Take it away Ber-
Shanks . . . Good evenin’, Mr. and
Mrs. North America and all C-I’s
lost at sea, let’s liquidate . . .
Here’s just a few of the things
we would do if we were: Jim
White and Louise “Gracie Allen”
Moore—Harmonize our History 3
laugh so as not to frighten the
back row snoozers out of more
than ten minutes’ sleep . . . Sam
Huskins—take mouth exercises
regularly so as to widen that
miniature Grand Canyon; then
maybe his hands could save a
few trips from hauling food to
that ever-beckonin’ face. Sam has
established quite a record as the
fastest man on the “Second Shift
Meal Squad.” So far he has 150
firsts, 65 seconds and 25 third
places to his credit in the thrice
daily races . . . Elbert Pickleseim-
er and his band—disband their
midnight monopoly game at least
three nights a week in order that
the blissful slumber of C. G. Ray
may not be disturbed. It makes
this old heart feel young again
to slip into his room in the wee
hours of the morning and gaze
upon his pleasant countenance
indicating that he is dreamin’ of
“the reason that I’m tryin’ to
succeed in Collitch” . . . Chile
Summey . . . Variate our standing
order at Roy’s which is: Two
hard-boiled eggs and a nut-crack
er .. .
A concensus of favorite songs—
Henry Brown—“At Long Last
Jim White—“I’m Still Yours.”
Frank Richardson—“Please Be
“Drip” Gary — “Heart and
C. G. Ray—“There’s Something
About An Old Love”.
Gage Squad Engages
In First Scrimmage
Varsity cagers received their
first taste of outside competition
in a stiff scrimmage Monday
night against a team composed
of coaches from neighboring high
schools. Although there are
a few rough spots to be
ironed out, the team as a whole
looked to have plenty of strength.
The floor play and shooting were
slightly erratic at times but the
boys made up for this in endur
ance as they doubled the score on
their opponents. The bright spots
of scrimmage were the shooting
of Ad Hubbard and the all-round
play of C. G. Ray and Clyde
Peek. Heading, Leatherwood,
Ponder, David Sams and “Robin”
Hood also showed up well.
Made By Mars Hill
—Final Score 27-0
Heavy Snowfall Makes Go
ing Precarious; Entire
Lion Eleven Play Well
Our own Mars Hill Lions man
ufactured two exciting touch
downs on blocked kicks in the
second and third period of their
Turkey Day game with their arch
rivals, Brevard, and then went on
to score two more tallies in the
last quarter as they won 27 to 0.
With the ball in possession of
Mars Hill on its own 47, Chic
Murray quick-kicked to the Bre
vard seven. Shuford, who had
replaced Hemphill in the Brevard
backfield, attempted to kick only
to have it blocked by ever-alert
Neil Whitaker. Bill Travathan
then fell on the ball over the goal
line for the touchdown.
As the second half opened an
other one of Shuford’s punts was
blocked—^this time by White—
and little chubby Henry Brown
scooped it up and ran 10 yards
for the touchdown.
Early in the fourth period a
15-yard run by White placed the
ball on Brevard’s two-yard line
and Martin carried it over for
The Lions’ final touchdown
came a few moments later when
the entire backfield alternated in
carrying the ball down the field,
for 40-yards, to place it on the
Brevard two. Martin again car
rying it over in pay territory.
Brevard was outclassed through
out the game and had it been a
dry day the score would probably
have been more than it was. Their
line could in no way compare with
the strong fonvard wall of the
Lions and with Edwards punting
them for good distances for Mars
Hill the Tornadoes were on the
defense throughout the game.
The war guns boom on Roberts Field; t
The men show spirit in the fight they yield; ,
Pigskins float on the clear, fall air.
While heroes romp in the round sun’s glare.
The fans rise to give a couple of cheers;
The “Hoot’s” famous hat goes down on his ears;
Newsboys with a camera ask for a pose;
A punt goes high in the bleacher rows.
Time is called and the boys lie low;
Here comes Thigpin with the H 2 0;
A forty-yard pass and a fumbled kick
Are all in a game that you just can’t lick.
The crash of leather, a pile of men.
Is the way to determine just who will win;
Hot on the wires, all over the loop.
Go the superb stories of “Publicity Man Scoop.”
Here’s to Steve, the “Top o’ the Mornin’” man;
He roots for the ball club, and does all that he can;
The campus romances, he knows and unwraps;
He even promotes the “Booger-Culpepper” scraps.
Our commentator. Shanks, is really a scream;
All the co-eds say that Freddie’s a dream;
“Churn” is another who has what it takes,
Ada we know that you get all of the breaks.
When the season is over, the Brevard game is won,
Forgotten is the pigskin, gone is the fun;
Winter is coming, basketball gets the call.
The next edition of the “Hootmen” will greet you next fall.
—Neil S. “Booger” Whitaker.