TPublished Monthly by the Studeats of
Vol. XVI February 3, 1962
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Miite Champion. Jo Lee Loveland,
David Moore, Rob Weir
Michael H. Palmer
Friendship—fi Rare Gift
Friendship is a priceless thing. Many of us take this rare'
gift for granted and misuse it sorrowfully. Friends stick by
each other through all things. What is a friend but one who
offers his love during a time of misfortune, one who m the
midst of argument, respects his friend’s words and does not
become angry. Yet many of those who call themselves fnends
only use the title when they want something from a particular
person or when they think they can benefit from a close
relationship with another.
True friendship is enclasped in love. When a transient
emotion is allowed to seriously disrupt the relationship ^tw^n
friends, then the basic emotion of love has never existed For
a relationship to be one of true friendship there must be
respect and esteem. Close association with another can have
no real meaning unless respect is present.
The nature of human beings requires friendship for ful
fillment. It is a basic need that gives value and significance
to life. To have friends, one must himself be a friend Examine
yourself. Would you value a friendship which held motives
similar to yours?
IBook Due Last
It happened in the library.
A few days after classes had
resumed following Christmas va
cation, Carrell Pruette (or was it
Derell? They’re twins, you
know!) walked into the library.
Wearing a forlorn look, he hand
ed a book to the librarian on duty
and said, “I’d like to turn in a
book that I checked out over here
“My gosh, what do I do about
the fine!” flashed through the
librarian’s mind and must have
also flashed across her face be
cause the boy asked pityingly,
“You don’t understand, do you?”
Opening the book to the date-
due slip, the librarian smiled a
sigh cf relief as she noticed the
date and remembered that “last
year” had been only two weeks
Resolutions for the New Year are not as popular as in
former times. However, I have made some myself. Here they
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Mr. Holcombe is replacing Mr.
Hoke Wood, who is now in New
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will be all right. Huh? Huh"’ (lie
chuckles again) . . . that’s right!
“Miss Hamrick — for a daily
grade — what are the functions
of plant root systems?” (Miss
Hanirlck answers correctly but
with lack of confidence.)
“Hallowed be thy name —
Miss Hamrick! There she i.s!
Everybody look at her! Sh» lijoks
like pvervbody else. You’re oper
ating, Miss Hamrick, you’re op
(Stacy lectures on the root
^th cupids and arrows and “I love you’s” — the Outline of a the .ace of the earth and have
groundhog. All of these cast their .shadow on the month ot
The groundhog, in casting his shadow — if he does —
returns to hibernation, thereby predicting several more weeks
of winter and freezing any hopes of an early spnng.
A shadow of patriotism is projected on Februan^
birthdays of Washington and Lincoln, two honored pnotiles
of American democracy.
Love also casts its shadow on February. The fourteenth
is crowded with flowers, candy, and cards of all descriptions
— symbols from lovers of all ages to their sweethearts.
The silhouette of a tall, thin figure with a likewise ^1,
thin hat — the face of a healthy-looki^ gentl^an jvift a
1. To give heed to good reading — Two special fields
Our American Heritage
The Holy Bible
2. To spend more time in meditation and prayer
Not much talking to God
A great amount of listening to Him
3. To serve humanity in a larger sphere
By helping those from whom I can expect nothing
By seeking opportunities to serve
I know that I shall break these resolutions. However, “He
that aims at nothing usually hits it.” In which direction is
Travelling With Tillie
By !Kllie Wilson
never been inside a
wall is five stories high in plac
es, especially where apartment
houses are adjacent to the bord-
The Congressman said that the
wall v,^as erected to keep East
Germans in, not to keep West
Germans out. Many of the young
and skilled people of East Ger
many were escaping to the West.
He added that the only access -nrt
between East and West Berlin is
by way of three routes — one
each for military, governmental,
and a few civilian personnel who
Ah the bliss of the morrow! What a wonderful day! have special permission to pass.
4.^ vPstArdnv! Whitener explained that there
What Will Be Your Phantasm?
Tomorrow we are going to finish what we started yesterday;
tomorrow we are going to commence with that ever-nagging
task which, nonetheless, has to be done. That debt that we
owe to our roommate — let us not pay it today, not when
tomorrow is so close. We must save whatever time ana
energy we have; after all, tomorrow is never very far away.
Yesterday the world enjoyed a bright sunrise-; she turned
on her axis and, although her nearest neighbor was hundreds
of thousands of light years away she smiled, because Tomor
row was somewhere near.
In our college world. Today dr«s not exist. And even
though we have solved the riddle cf the urs^n atom pd
although we have probed into the v?ndless corridors of
we fail to realize that if it v/eren’t for Today, Yesterday would
have never been and Tomorrow would never be.
Let us face it — Tomorrow is a phantasm, something
we pray for when we go to bed at night.
Yesterday is a phantasm,— we are not certain that it
existed, even when we revere ^t.
Let us have mercy on Today — for she appeals for com
fort, for industry, yea, for recognition! She sorrows to see
Life drip into the chasms of uncertainty and phantasms —
what a dry hard bottom awaits it!
Yesterday was what we were and what we might have
been; Tomorrow is what we may be, but Today is what we are.
Mars Hill CtoUege
6,000 American troops
stationed in West Germany and
that they, with their families,
serve as a symbol of support for
the Germans trapped 110 miles
Inside East Germany.
“When Germans see American
Mrs. Smith buying a washing
machine, they know she plans to
stay,” he said.
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superintendent of public instruc
tion and superirttendents of
schools in the three county area,
and the president-elect’s list of
Others serving on the faculty-
trustee committee are Charles
Andrews, Toliver Davis, Mrs. Wil
liam Elliott, Mrs. O. Max Gard
ner, Mrs. Robert Gidney, Dr. Ji
D. Hillman, Dr. A. L. Parker, A.
f. Withrow, and Richard A. Wil
Students serving on sub-com
mittees include Jim McSwain
and Tillie Wilson, .^ttlmore;
Bob Blankenship, Canton: and
Buddy Freeman, president of the
student body, Kings Mountain.
Sunset swept across the west
ern aky, dazzling the onlooker,
and slowly, quietly dimmed into
the soft glow of twilight. Before
the stars had half a chance to
glitter in the still-light evening,
the sun had spread a flush over
the morning face of the heavens,
a flush that deepened as the sun
rose steadily higher over a jag
ged mountain peak. This is
Alaska in July when twilight
and dawn merge into one and
the sun is on almost constant
Snow-capped mountains gleam,
-ivers gurgle and roar through
hundreds of miles of untamed
acres that separate Alaska’s cit
ies. Glaciers lethargically lie on
the chests of manly mountains
where they have been in repose
for perpetual time. These ice
mountains are sometimes shaken
from their lethargy. “Galloping
Glacier,” in 1937, moved four
miles for no apparent reason,
far exceeding the usual few in
ches that glaciers move in a
Moose, elk, bears, and deer
can ne seen at frequent intervals
along the road. Across from a
camping site, several buffalo
grazed. Up a slight incline and
down an overgrown logging road,
a friend and I came upon a
squirrel digging for food. It
seemed relatively unafraid of us
as we inched closer to take a
better look. The squirrel seetn-i
ingly paid no attention to us, but
when we came too near, he scam
pered away a few feet resuming
his upright position and enjoy
ing his midaftemoon snack.
At the museum located In the
University of Alaska, College,
Alaska, one can learn many
things about the forty-ninth state
of our union. Archeological find
ings of beadwork, pottery, bas
ketry, and skulls of early men
such as Java and Neanderthal
men toke their place beside har
poons, canoes, birds, guns, and
pictures pertaining to Indian and
There are also contributions
from taxidermists —' moose, elk,
■and other animals which charac
terize Alaskan wildlife. Of partic
ular interest is a huge brown
bear standing encased in the
middle of the room. This Alaskan
Brown Bear’s weight is estimated
to be about 1500 pounds, and it
stands nine feet tall. The skull
is approximately 19 inches long
and 11 inches wide.
Alaska’s first home-made auto
mobile is also on exhibit It was
built on a wooden frame and
powered by a one-cylinder, two-
cycle marine engine by a man
who had read about, but never
seen such a vehicle.
Mountains tower skyward in
this giant land of the north —
this land of not only ice and
snow, but of sunshine and
warmth, a land of breath-taking
beauty and grandeur that make
it God’s country.