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By Charle. Greene t
ted the
the fol)ert Alphonso Taft, a Re-
student tan, and Paul Vories McNutt,
id, thiAiocrat, are making political
le studei®® creak, and each is hot
■ the collar as he focuses
as a CO next June, the month
lile anotlhich both Republican and
asco dacratic primaries are to be
ter. present both men are
tified potential candidates for
lor of t(
A certa
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.iresidential nomination, and
vs _McNorr .
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3 the ba agree that they have one
he Pops' common: a passion for
presidential nomination for
^ respective parties. Other
^that Mr. Taft and Mr. Mc-
TS . are as far apart as the two
ihaTilI* *
ft’s greatest asset seems to
is name, which he inherited
lents A^;ly from his famous father,
Icome! ha,d the unique distinction of
ig both as president and
^ justice. Mr. Taft is a color-
'-^Artpolitician of the CooHdge
night il. Harvard-bred, he is a
r^ss worker, a deep thinker,
^^^^^^^rless, honest, and a conser-
^ in politics. That he is an
S Hi’lawmaker cannot be denied,
svhen the tactless senator is
acy ured by the great occupants
e White House, it seems that
’ould make a better math
* than a chief executive.
ur PI**'
ERViCliether or not Mr. McNutt’s
r asset is his Hollywood fea-
^ denied that
• ilatinum crest waving in the
lOOOO^ of the G. O. P. elephant
make it snort like a bull
' teased with a red cloth,
his looks are his greatest po-
1 assets, beauty is more than
deep. For the Federal Secur-
idministrator knows the po-
1 woods, and he cleverly
:s Paul V. McNutt.
■rn in Indiana, a former gOV-
f of his native state, one-
high commissioner to the
ppines, McNutt is a mild solu-
of the same stuff of which
Long was made. Cocky,
tuous, egotistical, the white-
«»^^d Hoosier is closer to the
ted president’s chair than he
iver been; but there are those
think that his handsome face
U. d look more at home on a
e screen than it would in the
:e House.
e will have to wait until next
> however, to see if the neigh-
■ daughter will really be mar
aud who will win the hand of
Presidential Nomination in
primaries of the two major
James Thomas, of Selma,
was declared best debater in
the Euthalian debating contest
last night, according to the
judges’ decision rendered by
Dean I. N. Carr, Mrs. S. O.
Trentham and Professor Her
bert Sebren. Horace Small will
appear on the commencement
debate with Mr. Thomas. Bob
Holt was selected as alternate
for next May’s program.
The query for debate was:
Resolved that the Trade Trea
ty of 1934 should be renawed.
William Allred and Ben
Johnson were the other two
debaters entering the contest.
Debaters Score
At Boone Meet
Culpepper, Hope, And
Meyers Are Champions
In Direct-Clash
Competing with sp-eakers from
10 colleges of North Carolina,
South Carolina, Tennessee, and
Virginia, one of Mars Hill’s direct-
clash debating teams, consisting
of George Culpepper, C. C. Hope,
and Paul Meyers, went through
three rounds of verbal battle un
defeated and tied with Appalach
ian State Teachers’ college for
the co-championship at the re
cent Appalachian Forensic tour
Forensic director J. B. Huff and
the following Mars Hill debaters
attended the tournament: James
Thomas, Bartlett Dorr, C. C.
Hope, George Culpepper, Bruce
Brown, and Paul Meyers.
Bruce Brown won third place
in the direct clash individual
awards. He also rated fourth best
in extemporaneous speaking.
James Thomas, representing Mars
Hill in the I. R. C. program of
question and answer, ranked third.
Ministers Choose
Stowe As Prexy
Roger Crook Addresses Con
ference Before
The Ministerial conference,
which meets regularly every
Thursday evening, recently elect
ed officers who will serve during
the spring term. Officers chosen
are Lester Stowe, president; A. F.
Gibson, vice-president; Rex Lock
hart, secretary; John S. Farrar,
corresponding secretary; Wayne
Levan, chorister; Gus Verdry, or
ganist; and Norman Ellis, reporter.
Preceding the election Roger
Crook brought the message of the
evening on the theme “Every
Man’s Religion His Own.’’ He said
that Paul frequently referred to
“my gospel.’’
“We should make our religion a
personal matter,” said Roger. He
stated that ministers should place
themselves in the phase of work
in which they are best adapted.
He mentioned several great Chris
tian leaders who had given up
preaching to do the thing that
they could do best. He mentioned
especially Lloyd C. Douglas, who
presents the gospel through his
novels rather than by preaching.
Throughout the message he stress
ed the need for ministers to enter
their work with the express pur
pose of serving humanity.
Laurel To Bloom
On Campus May 1
Budding Yearbook Plans
Sprout Into
Four hundred and fifty copies
of the 1940 Laurel have already
been sold, according to an an
nouncement made by Pete Merrill,
editor of the yearbook, and the
plan is to have it in the hands of
the students by the last of April
or the first of May.
According to the editor, the
date of the Laurel’s appearance
on the campus will be determined
by the cooperation of the students
in having group pictures taken.
In order to give the yearbook
a “campus” atmosphere and make
it representative of typical college
life, a campaign has been inau
gurated for the purpose of secur
ing prize snapshots. A free book
will be given to the person sub
mitting the best collection of
snapshots to Virginia Terry, snap
shot editor.
Tom White, sports editor, is
having group pictures of the ath
letic teams taken, and Professor
Stringfield has scheduled hours
for taking individual pictures in
room 1 of Moore hall.
The editor reported that Bill
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Talent Parade Held;
Joe Harper Wins
An amateur hour, sponsored by
the B. S. U., and under the di
rection of B. S. U. secretary
Maude Bloodgood, was presented
in the college auditorium Febru
ary 7, between suppers. Caughey
Culpepper served as M. C. The
amateur hour was inaugurated for
the purpose of discovering talent
among the students and giving
clean, wholesome recreation.
Joe Harper, senior class presi
dent and band drummer render
ed a drum routine and was de
clared winner by the secret
Others appearing on the pro
gram were “Stoney” Fisher and
Stephen Hair rendering some mu
sical hits on a guitar and violin
respectively; Bill Duckworth and
Tommy Evans singing “The Wa
bash Cannon Ball”; the “Hungry
Five,” composed of Ben Galloway,
George Walker, Dean Willis, Reid
Lovelace, and Bill Avera, present
ed some numbers on their wind
instruments; Stokes Leonard sang
a solo; and Charles Greene gave
some impersonations of the faculty
and familiar speakers.
C. C. Hope, Jr., of Charlotte,
was given first place in the
Philomathian declamation con
test last night. Seventeen con
testants entered the forensic
battle. Those who fired through
to victory and will represent
the society at commencement
are: C. C. Hope, Cecil Hill,
and Earl Price. Charles Greene
was selected as alternate.
The C-I’s chosen to appear
on the Philomathian anniver
sary program next year are:
Cecil Hill, and Paul Meyers.
Charles Byrd was given an
alternate position.
The Judges for the contest
were Professors Lee, McLeod,
and DeShazo.
Guy Roberts Heads
Finnish Relief Fund
Madison Man Appointed To
Collect Funds For
According to the Marshall News-
Record, Mr. Guy V. Roberts, well-
known attorney of Marshall, has
been named to head the Finnish
relief fund in Madison county.
Ex-President Hoover is head of
the Finnish relief fund in Amer
ica. In the state of North Caro
lina, he has named former Gover
nor Ehringhaus, who in turn
named Mr. Roberts in Madison
county. Mr. Roberts says: “You
cannot give to a more worthy
cause. Any amount will gladly be
received.” Donations may be giv
en to either bank, to the local
paper, or to Mr. Roberts.
Claire Hardin To
•Lead Nonpareils
Program For Spring Session
Planned; Officers
The officers of the Nonpareil
literary society who were elected
to serve during the spring session
are now making plans for the
temperance contest readings and
other spring activities.
The officers selected on Dec
ember 14, 1939, are as follows:
Claire Hardin, of Morganton,
president; Mary Catherine Adams,
vice-president; Helen Trentham,
recording secretary; Leah Ogles
by, corresponding secretary; Mir
iam Pinnell, censor; Marian Hen
dricks, treasurer; Beth Hilde
brand, chaplain; Omelia Robin
son, pianist; and Anne Lewis,
chorister. On the resignation of
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74 Students Make
First Honor Roll
10 Percent Of Total Enroll
ment Ranks First In
Out of a total enrollment of
760 students, 74 averaged a grade
of at least 85 for the first semester
and are eligible for the first hon
or roll, according to an announce
ment made by J. W. Huff, college
The entire first honor roll is as
follows: Madge Allen, Thelma
Baker, Arthur Beaman, Rush
Beeler, Mallie Mae Bennett, Dean
Bergen, Carol Bird, Maude Blood-
good, R. L. Bullard, Conrad Car
ter, Annie Laurie Clayton, J. T.
Coggins, Jr., Carl Compton, Er
nest Cox, Ethel Croom.
Barbara Davis, Bartlett Dorr,
Rachael Dorris, Ruth Elliot, J. B.
Ellis, Tommy Evans, Eleanor
Fokes, Martha Fokes, Marjorie
Francis, Kathleen Frink, Ben Gal
loway, Thomas Galloway, Martha
Lee Grayson, Cleo Greene, Frank
Grisette, Rebecca Gulley, Sheila
Gulley, Carlyle Hall, Jewell Ham
rick, Mary Nelle Hardin, Aubrey
Hawkins, Randolph Hendricks,
Beth Hildebran, Clara Holcombe,
Bob Holt, Robert L. Hughes.
James Jollif, Ruth Jones, Jean
Kuszmaul, Vivian Lunsford, Clif
ton Merrill, Lowell S. Miller, Mar
tha Moss, Elizabeth McManus,
John McMurray, Leah Oglesby,
Joe Padgett, Vinita Jane Penland,
Claude Peoples, Charles Phillips,
Ruth Pierce, Richard Proctor,
Frank Proffitt, Gwen Reed, Eve
lyn Rogers, Helen Sams, Hattie
Scott, Constance Smithy, Harold
James Thomas, Louise Thomas,
Doris Thompson, Roy Totherow,
Paul Tysinger, N. S. Whitaker,
Ruby Lee White, James Whit
mire, Martha Wright, and Mar
garet Pritchard.
Five Honor Clubs
Choose- Officers
Conducted by Thor Johnson, the
University of Michigan Little
Symphony, under the auspices of
the University of Michigan, made
its fourth appearance here Feb
ruary 6 and presented a concert
in the college auditorium to an
appreciative college group. The
following program was rendered:
“Overture to ‘The Shepherd
King’,” by Mozart; “Divertimento,
op. 67,” by Graener; “Air for the
G String,” Bach-Romne; “Prae-
ludium,” by Jarnefelt; “Introduc
tion and Allegro for Violin and
Orchestra,” by Kreisler, render
ed by Italo Frajola, violinist;
'Four Pieces from ‘For My Lit
tle Friends’,” by Pieme; and
“Polka, from ‘Schwanda, the Bag
pipe Player’,” by Weinberger.
Of course the outstanding fig
ure connected with the Little Sym
phony is its conductor, Thor
Johnson. A conductor at fourteen,
the youthful director of the Lit
tle Symphony has already had an
eventful career. While a student
at the University of North Caro
lina he became associate conduc
tor of the North Carolina Sym
phony under Lamar Stringfield,
brother of Professor P. C. String-
field, teacher here. Mr. Johnson
has won national recognition as
organizer and director of the an
nual August Mozart Festival in
Bids Are Being Extended
To High Rating
Five of the school’s honor clubs
selected as their presidents in re
cent elections Harold Spainhour,
Alice Craddock, Conrad Carter,
Caughey Culpepper, and Harold
Harold Spainhour will preside
over the Scriblerus club, and as
sisting him will be Emily Pat
rick, vice-president, and Mary C.
Adams, secretary and treasurer.
The membership of this club con
sists of those students who excel
in English.
Alice Craddock, elected as pres
ident of the Science club, will be
assisted by Mary Louise Howell,
vice-president; Frederick Bruton,
secretary; Constance Smithy,
treasurer; Dean Bergen, censor.
At the head of the Business
club for the coming semester will
be Conrad Carter. Other officers
elected were Martha Fokes, vice-
president; Martha Nolan, secre
tary; Nina Fendler, treasurer; R.
L. Bullard, reporter.
Leading the Spanish club,
Caughey Culpepper will be aided
by Martha Fokes, vice-president;
Dorothy McElwain, secretary and
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