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The Hilltop, Jlars Hill College, Mars Hill, N. C.
Entered at the Fostoffice, Mars Hills, N. C„ as second class Matter,
February 20, 1920.
Member North Carolina College Press Association
“ ■ staff
J, GLENN TRAVIS
Editor MARY HAMBY
Associate Editor C.VRL MEARS
Business Manager EDWIN HAYNES
Advertising Manager ■.'....■.LL..OYD CAIRNES
Circulation Manager ZELMA BENNETT
: 0. JACK MURPHY
7 v; :v; reba lowe
Religious Activities WADE BROWN
God took some silver of the moon,
And molten gold of stars.
And purple blue of evening skies.
Fashioned from moonbeam bars;
And hid it all in Paradise
Perfumed with heavenly flowers.
And built star-fences round about
Wrapt with sunbeam bowers.
And then one day when Spring was
God loosed it from above.
To form His sweetest, holiest gift.
The gift of mother-love.
HOW TO READ
B. Y. P. U.
MATTERS OF POLICY
The policy of The 'Hill Top during the coming year will be based on the
simple a.xiem that the whole is greater than any of its parts and equal
to the sum of all its parts; however, there are a few points that might
The Hill Top represents the whole school, and it will not try to ex
ploit one division or divisions of the school.
The Hill Top will appear up-to-date unless the publication is providen
The reporter who does the writing will receive the space.
Any criticism will be gladly received—provided it is carefully written
ready for publication in the criticism column of The Hill Top.
The Hill Top will advocate Loyalty to Mars Hill College, whole-hearted
support for the athletic teams, double the floor space in the library,
and more work for the extension of the whole rather than so much agita
tion between some of its parts.
While this issue may not even approach that high standard main
tained by the retiring staff, it does represent good, hard work on the
part of the new reporters and editors. Please receive it kindly and con
siderately; the goal 'i-s high, but it can never be attained without the ab
solute co-operation of every group, club, organization, and individual
on the campus as well as the many graduates and friends out in the
world who are unseen to us, but who are, nevertheless, backing the col
lege to their limit in every way possible. With co-operation to the last
notch from these the “Hill Top” will be able to do a great work for Mars
'Hilf College this year.’
WHY BE LONESOME?
Here is something to think about. A very much beloved member of the
college faculty says, “A head worth anything at all can entertain itself;^
another prominent man remarks, “Only ignorant persons get lonesome.”
Those who have enough of interest stored in their minds and those who
want to learn and develop never get lonesome because there is always
■something to think about that leaves no room for dejection.
There are .so many interesting things in the world that there is not
time enough in the average life to learn anywhere near all the useful
things that one should know'. In addiUon there are the vast realms of
knowledge which are not absolutely necessary; but which, neverthele.ss,
would tremendously enrich any mind which might .seek it.
Why not an original thought once in a while? How few' cultivate them:
Gos.sip concerning daily happenings, often trivial in nature fills too many
I lives completely. Of course moods change quite often, and there is a
diversity in the line of thought; but soon the mind reverts to the old
channels which it follows over and over ajjain.
A longing for home need not be loneliness. Home-sickness is more or
less regarded as a joke, but the home ties should be strong enough to
make a fellow' realize just w'hat is missing w'hen he goes away for the
first time. There is a wide gulf between idle lonesomeness and a lone
someness felt by the sudden removal of home folks and local friends.
Aside from natural ties, however, is it any wonder that people become
lonely? The mind is starved for something new to think about. If the
mind were permitted to branch out into really new avenues of thought,
there would be constant surprise and pleasure at the result; and lone
liness would .soon be unknown.
Dear Fellow Students:
After the pleasant vacation days
have ended, we come to the delight
ful opening of what we trust will
be another happy and prosperous
year in our B. Y. P. U.’s. The tasks
which are before us are great and
important ones. Much time and hard
work will be required to reach oui
goal, but let us remember that there
is honor in honest labor. Every B.
Y. B. U. member should appreciate
the privilege of work that we may
glorify our Lord and Savior.
Under the supervision of our capa
ble, wise and tru.stworthy president
we believe that our efforts will be
crowned with glory, and uhat His
will may be done in the hearts of
those on our campus. We are work
ers together with God, and that
means not only that w'e need God,
but that He has a certain work for
each of us.
One of the paramount things to be
empha.sized in the work of our young
people is true reverence. Thi.s w'ill
lead us to enter the house of God
in a reverent spirit. When we come
to Him aright and take our mind.s
from the cares and problems which
confront us daily, then it is that
we go away from the place of wor
ship with a quickened zeal and a
new power to serve.
Doubtless every active members of
the B. Y. B. U. could tell where the
B. Y. B. U. ver.se is found. May it
be the earnest desire of each one to
study that he may be approved un
to God a willing workman.
Some ont has said that “Baptist
SUM-MARY OF 1926-27 SEASON
Youth Pres.sing Upward” is a good
motto for our organization. This we i ing the material.
1. Deliberately try to speed up your
2. Learn to do “skip” reading.
3. Read phrases and sentences, not
words; do not halt over words.
4. In reading paragraphs pay atten
tion to the first and second and the
last sentences in order to get topic
5. In reading sentences pay atten
tion to the beginning and end.
6. In reading chapters notice the
first and last paragraphs.
Slow Thorough Reading
1. Review what you have read.
2. Read difficult sections slowly and
sever.al times till you are sure of
3. Add to the thought of the writer.
Think for your self.
4. Be sure you know what you have
read. Review the main points.
Suggestions for Study
1. Have a study schedule—let nothing
interfere with it.
2. Let your study room have the
proper temperature, light and ventila
3. Have a convenient work table.
4. Have a comfortable straight-back
ed chair, not a rocking chair.
5. Keep your room arranged order
6. Have a place for everyhting and
everything in its place.
7. Get a II tools, such as pens, ink,
pencils, textbooks, note books, maps,
rulers, compasses, paper, typewriter,
and so on, ready before starting to
8. Sit down and begin immediately.
9. Get the assignment definitely in
10. Review briefly the previous day.-
11. Assume the attitude of interest.
12. Do your hardest studying first,
a.s a usual thing.
13. Do your written w'ork first.
14. Concentrate to the point of ab
15. Read over all assignments rapid
ly at first; then more slowly, taking
the difficult parts separately.
16. Look for the seed thought in the
main points or topics.
17. Review the main thoughts in
every paragraph as socn as you read
18. Read with a purpose of recall-
“Those that think must govern those that toil.”—Goldsmith.
“Love is to the heart what summer is to the year—it brings to ma
turity its choicest fruits.”—Reily.
“Nature can soothe if she cannot satisfy.”—Anna Green.
“This is the essential e-vil of 'vice, that it debases man.”—E. H. Chopin.
“The word knowledge strictly employed implies three things, viz: Tnrth,
proof, and conviction.”—Whately.
“Do today thy nearest duty.”—Goethe.
“As every thread of gold is valuable, so is every moment of time.”
ardently hope to fulfill in every
phase of our life.
The names of the presidents and
secretaries of the eleven unions are
A Union—Wade Worley, Sarah
B Union—W. M. Gerald, Clarence
C Union—^Mae Plemmons, R. W.
D Union—Edith Hayes,, Alice Mc-
E Union—H. L. Bridges, Mary
F Union—E. C. Glasgow, Daisy
G Union—George Stroupe, Emma
H Union—Mary Hamby, Vista
I Union—S. G. Morse, Rachael
J Union—M. V. Parrish, Mrs. T.
K Union—Edward Harrell, Ruby
The general officers are:
Gljmn Bolch, President; Van R.
Powell, Associate President; Bonnie
Hildebrand, Secretai’y; Edith Hayes,
Treasurer; Elizabeth Spangler, Pian
ist; Edward Harrell, Chorister.
These are capable leaders, and I
would like to urge every man and
woman at Mars Hill to join one of
the unions, not only because of the
personal benefit to be gained there
from, but also because the unions
need their presence.
Yours for the greatest year in
B. Y. P. U. History,
19. Take notes as you study either
in your note book or write the topic
sentence of a paragraph on the mar
gin of your book. This w'ill aid your
memory in reviews.
20. If necessary, outline the work.
21. Underline important sentences
and topics, if you own the book.
22. Kead the foot notes.
23. Use the dictionary at the imme
diate time you find an unfamiliar
24. Get the author’s view point rather
than his words.
25. Keep in mind the particular uses
your studies may serve.
2G. In learning forms, rules, vocabu
laries an so on, it will help to re
peat them aloud.
27. In committing to memory defini
tions of terms, formulas, dates and
so on, make certain that you under
28. Use your text book. Study the
index, appendix, contents, footnotes,
maps, illustrations, vocabularies and
so on. It will help to repeat them
29. Read other books on the subject
in your school library or home.
30. Talk with your teachers or others
, about your work.
/ 31. Look up references on the les
32. Collect work for special reports
as early as possible.
33. Try to summarize in your own
words what you have studied.
34. Re'view briefly before going to
35. Keep your assigned work up to
36. Make use of short periods of
time. Let your friends know that
Last year was the most success
ful that Mars Hill has ever had in
athletics. The 1926 football team
was much above irar. Witli such
men as Dockery, Carter, Baber,
Moore, and Joyner in the line, and
Edwards, Suggs, Furches, Rumfeldt,
and Tripp in the backfield, nothing
other than a strong eleven would
Probably the best offensive man
was Edwards. He was a hard hit
ting, hard-running, and hard tack
ling play'er and one of the surest
and most consistent ground gainers
Mars Hill has ever produced.
The football machine lost one
game out of seven during the fall
of 1926. The only team able to ad
minister a defeat was the strong
Tennessee Wesleyan who let the lads
from Mars Hill down by the score
of 7-6. The games with Farm School,
Oak Ridge, and East Tennessee Tea
chers College resulted in 0-0 ties.
Victories for Ylars Hill were chalked
up against Boiling Springs, Catawba
College, and Hiwasse College. The
team scored fifty points while the
opposition was scoring thirteen
The 1927 basketball team will long
be remembered for its strength both
offensively and defensively. The of
fense w’as built around West, John
son and Nixon, who was one of the
most beautiful floor workers in the
•state. He was dashing, brilliant, and
Consistent in all phases of the game_
In the first of the season several
high schools were played just to get
the team to running together. The
scores in these games were every
where from 50-25 to 99-9 in favor
of the Hill.
Later the team invaded Tenne.ssee,
and Milligan College proceeded to
seal a clean record by administer
ing a 40-20 defeat; however they
had revenge from the rest of Tenn
essee's teams until E. T. T. C. came
to the Hill and left on the long end
of, a 40-30 score. But the thirteen
victories and two defeats of the
season must place it as a very suc
The baseball team had the tough
est luck of any of the squads; how
ever it managed to win about half
of the games.
As has been true for the past
few years, the pitching staff was
weak. Grady had the best record
among the pitchers with “Duke”
James Lewis probably second. The
team hit almost as heavy as any
of the nines played, but the opposi
tion hit in the pinches. This Mars
Hill failed to do, and so some good
ball games were lost.
Things should have a different as
pect next spring, but all in all the
year of 1926-1927 was a banner
year in athletics at Mars Hill.
Under the direction of Miss Win-
gert, the Mars Hill Dramatic Club
is planning big things for the com
ing year. Probably three dramatic
performances will be publicly pre
sented. Regular meetings of this
club are held every two weeks, at
which time the members will make
an intense and thorough study of
the drama together with the study
of stage business, make-up, and
lighting effects. We feel that this
work is of unusual importance and
should be boasted as ■well as offer
ed the co-operation of each mem
The officers for this year are;
President, El'ward Harrell.
Secretary, Bobby Freeman.
you do not want to be interrupted
during study hours.
37. Rest a bit before taking up a
38. When you get tired take a few
“setting up” exercises or if possible
have a good laugh, and go back to
■work. If very tired put your head
out of the windo'w and breathe some
fresh air and wash your face in cold