THE HILLTOP, MARS HILL COLLEGE, M A R S H I L L, N. C.
Entered at the Postoffice, Mars Hill, N. C., as Second Class Matter,
February 20, 1926.
Member North Carolina Collegiate Press Association.
..J. A. McLEOD
-JAMES BALEY, JR.
-PAUL C. HUNDLEY
Circulation Manager ELLEN ROYAL JONES
Typists J. K. BLACKBURN, SEDALIAH PROPSTS
-D. L. STEWART
Reporter -MADELINE MAY
Reporters ...MADELINE MAY, JAMES CHERRY, WILLIAM
CAPEL, PEARLE JUSTICE.
What About An Open Forum?
This is a country where we have free speech and, to a certain extent,
freedom of action. We have freedom of speech, but no one bothers to
take advantage of it. That is exactly what we want to eliminate. We
want you to be able to give vent to your feelings on certain subjects pub
licly instead of privately.
It is easy to find fault with some institution or some rule that we have
here, but we can never hope to correct such a condition until we make
some comment upon it. Perhaps you do not agree with the remarks some
editorial writer makes. Perhaps the saxaphone article of an earlier issue
did not suit you. We want you to express your honest views on certain
subjects and submit those views to the rest of the student body through
the medium of the HILLTOP.
It would not Ije necessary to have your name printed in connection
with the article. The only requirement would be that the editor know who
■ you are in order that the article w’ould not be ANONYMOUS.
We should like to hear from this, and, if the student body wants such a
column, we shall be only too glad to provide space for it. There is plenty
to write about if only one will send it in.
This paper tries to be as nearly representative of the student body as
possible, and that is another reason why we want an open forum.
and it is up to you to back them.
It is an easy thing to yell when we
are in the lead, but it’s not so easy to
yell in the face of 88 points or 56
points or any other score. To the
growlers who complain of the team s
being no good, of their never win
ning games, it might be well to say
that there are several extra uniforms
in the lockers; and, if you can im
prove the team, then it is your job to
demonstrate that ability and not to
growl and poke fun at the boys who
have done the best they could.
Get this. This is not an alibi art
icle. It is not written at the instiga
tion of any member of the tema, but
is written by a bystander who can
not understand wh^ we should ridi
cule and go hack on our team merely
because she has lost a game or two.
Every game that Mars Hill has lost
has been to better teams. They won
because they were better. It is not
the team’s fault nor is it Coach Rob
erts’ fault. It is just something that
cannot be helped, and the only thing
we can do is to do the best we can
and go down fighting. And let it be
.said that whatever the faults of the
team may be, they are not quitters.
No one can accuse them of that.
They were fighting just as hard at
the last whistle at Greensboro as
they were when they crossed the goal
line against Catawba at Mars Hill.
The next game is going to be hard.
We may lose it. What if we do?
That isn’t the last game of football
that Mars Hill will ever play. We
shall win more games—many more.
And also we shall lose more games.
It is up to the fans to back our
team this year. It looks as if it may
be a disastrous season; but one never
can tell. With the morale of the
team raised by the whole-hearted
support of the non-combatants, we
may be able to get a creditable show
ing made yet.
ciety was dismissed.
Happy were many hearts to have
had a taste of the real worthwhile
pleasure and to have known the joy
of service and to have gained inspir
ation for the days to come.
Elects Its New Officers
At the last meeting of the Minis
terial Conference the following offi
cers were elected: President, R. A.
Griffin; vice-president, I. J. Sumner;
secretary, F. M. Julian; English
critic, L. P. Barnes; pianist, C. W’.
Poplin; chorister, C. W. Rogers.
After prayer, led by Mr. Howard,
“Showers of Blessings’’ was sung.
Floyd Williams resigned as captain
of his group, and L. D. Ussery was
appointed in his place. Soul-winning
was the topic for discussion in the
last meeting. The first speaker com
mented on the qualifications of a
soul-winner. “Who Wins Souls?’’
was given by O. M. Hill. “Why Win
Souls?’’ by C. H. Hamby. J. F.
Mosely and M. H. Rouse discussed
“Where” and “When” to win souls.
They showed that the field is the
world and that now is the day of
salvation. J. O. Jones told what the
reward of the soul-winner will be.
After the program Mr. Howard spoke
to the members of the Conference,
urging them to keep a personal con
tact with the Son of God while they
are in school.
“Jesus Calls Us O’er the Tumult”
was the closing song. D. L. Stewart
dismissed the conference with prayer.
The conference earnestly craves
the prayers and hearty co-operation
of all other Christian organizations
on the campus.
Given By Scien(f/^
The Science Club of
College met Monday even
The following program w
the Greek origin of m
“The Life and Works i
Gladys Farmer; “Euclid
poraries,” Irma Hende
Life and Works of I
Quentin Plumblee. Mr. ’
eluded the program wit
esting discussion on ‘
Mr. R. L. Moore was
gave a delightful talk,
is always a delight to tl
and he is assured a welc ^
time he may see fit to vi
Mr. Robert Barnes i -
vice-president, and Miss i -
was elected to fill the va =
Evalee Snelson was ele
The club will hold its n|
meeting on the night of '
For the past week there has been much talk on the campus about the
point system. Some have been commending the faculty committee for
submitting the proposed plan, while others disapprove it and think it is
unjust to the students. Differences of opinion are sure to appear in any
undertaking. But we really see no reason why it isn’t the logical thing to
do, for there are some students on the campus who have entirely too much
outside work. The teachers, as well as others concerned, realize it; but
those who have too many points do not realize the seriousness of the mat
ter enough to give up part of their work.
The faculty and B.S.U. Council see the danger of students trying to do
too much; so they have provided a remedy for it. Surely this step is wise,
since these two honorable bodies, the faculty committee and the B.S.U.
Council, have devised it. This is the first year there has been a close check
made on the campus work of the students, and the originators of the plan
are to be commended for their unceasing efforts in trying to more evenly
divide the campus offices among the students.
Now, the students who have more than the required points should
kindly consent to give their fellows a chance, and by doing so give up
some of their dignified office^ When this is done, the students concerned
will find more time to devote to class work and will give their schoolmates,
who also need to develop their God-given talents, an opportunity to take
part in some of the activities of the campus. As it now stands, only a few
have the activities of the campus in charge; whereas, many do not have
duties who would appreciate the opportunity to prove their ability in help
ing to carry on the work. So, over-worked students, let’s co-operate and
give all the students of the campus an opportuntiy to prove their compe
tency. Let’s get down below the twenty-four point line and be efficient in
what we do, for efficiency is what counts in any undertaking.
“You are beaten to earth? Well, well,
Come up with a smiling face.
It’s nothing against you to fall down
But to lie there—that’s disgrace;
The harder you’re thrown, why the
higher you bounce.
Be proud of your blackened eye.
It isn’t the fact that you’re licked
It’s how did you fight—and why?
Mr. Lee Receivi
The students and fac
very happy to learn th
who has been a teacher h
years, received his mai
this summer from the
Mr. Lee is one of the
teachers on the campu
he has a great deal
spends much time with
uplifting and enriching
thus filling a great place
of the students. Besid
cessfully teaching two h -
and two economics cla
is principal of the Higl
EU’S HOLD A
Reunion of Old and New Member*
Held on Founder’s Day
And though you be done to the death,
If you battled the best that you
If you played the game till your
heart gave in,
Even your enemies will call it
Defeat comes with a crawl, or comes
with a pounce,
But whether it’s slow or spry.
It isn’t the fact that you’re dead that
But only—how did you die?”
—W. C. Capel.
What About a Swimming Pool? \
Who has not known the joys of a refreshing plunge in the cooling,
waters of some pond or in the tiled pool of some gymnasium? To those |
that have not, let it be said that you are surely missing something. It is
one of the best ways in the world to rest a mind and body that is tired
with the exertions of the day. , • j
A swimming pool is not merely for summertime use. It can be equipped
with steam pipes at very little extra expense, and then the pool will be
warm enough for the most cold-natured of us to enjoy even in the dead of
It is possible to have a swimming pool at Mars Hill for one thousand
dollars. All who heard Mr. McConnell’s talk during Founders Day know
that Surely we can raise a thousand dollars for so worthy a purpose. T e
basement of the gymnasium makes a place that will be perfectly located
for the pool. ,,
If every member of the student body would donate $2.50, we would
easily have the amount necessary to complete the pool. The_ Alumni Asso
ciation will be asked for donations to help finance the project, and with
their co-operation we will soon be able to complete it. , , , , ,
If we will all pull together, we can have this pool completed and ready
for swimming by the spring semester. This is not a dream; it is a prac
tical problem that concerns all of us. Come on, students, let s co-operate
with the faculty and the alumni and put this thing across. ^
Backing the Team
“My country!” says the patriot.
“Right if possible, but right or wrong,
The true spirit of the boys of Mars
Hill might well be expressed in much
the same way. “Our team, winning
if possible, but winning or losing,
OUR team, first, last, and always.”
We can not always win games, we
can not expect to be on top always,
and it is the duty of every loyal son
of Mars Hill to rally to the support
of the team when she is losing even
more than when she is winning. It’s
not easy to play on a team that
doesn’t win. If you don’t believe it,
ask one of the boys who play. It’s
hard to see an opponent run through
your line, smash your plays, and
throw you for losses. It’s even harder
on the players than it is for the spec
tators to watch. They are not lying
down on you; never for a moment
givnig you all that they have to give.
Friday, Oct. 12, is a memorable
day in the history of the Clio and
Philomathian Societies. At a meet
ing in the morning the sister society
gave to their brothers a screen, which
harmonized very well with the color
scheme of the hall. The Clio Phi
spirit grew with the returning of
each old member. All W'ere happy
and proud to see the spirit of the
White and Blue so prominent in the
lives of many who have been away
so long. Immediately following the
afternoon program the Clios enter
tained the Phi’s with a snappy pro
gram and refreshments. Everyone
enjoyed himself in a friendly, in
Promptly at seven o’clock in the
evening the members of the Clio So
ciety met the visitors in the hall for
a reunion. The president welcomed
all the old members back in a good
old-fashioned way. A program fol
lowed which was made especially de
lightful by short talks by the visitors.
The real Clio spirit was manifested
in a way that each member was given
a deeper, fuller meaning of just what
it meant to be a Clio. The society
that has played so large a part in the
molding of worthwhile lives was ap
preciated deeply by the old members
in such a way that the new members
were inspired to carry on. At the
close of the program refreshments
were served by the Phi’s and the so-
On the evening of Founder’s Day,
about 8:30 o’clock, after the Non’s
had had their happy reunion, there
gathered in the Non-Eu Hall the new
and returning members of the Eu-
thalian Literary Society. They came
from far and near—recent students
who graduated at Mars Hill and are
now in some higher institutions, and
those who have finished their school
days and have found places of ser
vice in the busy world.
For several minutes all were given
opportunity to chat of old times,
while five charming maids in aprons
served delicious ice cream and cakes.
Who can imagine a happier combina
tion of nice things? For what do
folks enjoy more than to talk, to eat,
and to be waited upon?
After the devotional, Mr. P. C.
Stringfield gave one of the two major
addresses of the evening, the gist, or
appeal, of his message being, “Let
us be up and doing.” Mr. Fred Bose,
assisted by IMiss Roland at the piano,
sang two very entertaining pieces
from Harry Lauder. The other major
speech of the evening was given by
Mr. Fred Moore, who urged the Eu-
thalians to stand by the highest prin
ciples of life and to be true to the
Christian ideals of the institution of
learning of which they are a part.
A saxaphone solo was next offered
by Mr. Joseph Womble, with accom
paniment at piano by Miss Roland.
Unhappily some of the old return-
nartment and acting des
Mr. Lee came to Mara
In May of the same yea
the University to work
ter’s degree. The spr
1927 he obtained a leav
and returned to the u
further work, remaini
weeks of the summer
past summer he compld
courses which were req
he could receive his Mas y
Mr. Lee majored in e
histol-y. The topic of h
“The History and Ana'
tion is located in AsWHE
members of the comi^——
whom Mr. Lee worked
T. Murchison, Dr.
E. W. Zimmerman,
mittoe that adviwnl hiri
work and accepted his
it was presented to tf
Mr. Lee is to be coj| »«'
his tireless study and th>
of his work . The studen
On Tuesday evenin
from seven till nine,
along with their wives
were treated to an info
party given at the ho:
Mrs. Roberts in honor
The party was very ii
group discussed affairs
upon arriving, and aftel
ing Euthalians could not remain for entered the dining rood
the night program and reunion. Those
were present and who made
an. It q
of the degrees the mem
faculty hold and of the
are making and have
Coach and Mn
short speeches were: Messrs. Carter,
Hutchins, Grice, Gibbs, Whitaker,
Venable, Morgan, Johnson, Berry,
Hildebrand, Crawford, Miller, and
Coffee. It was impressive to see and
feel the throb of brotherhood so deep
ly manifested in manner, voice, and
word of those returning sons of the
old school and the old society. Surely
the souls of many must be broadened
and their appreciation deepened for
the influence of a great literary so
ciety' and a great Christian school
which hold devoutly to God-given
principles of high thinking and right
Many expressions of keen enjoy
ment of the society reunions and of
Founder’s Day have been heard from
the students. It does seem that one
is indeed thoughtless and indifferent
to his environment who, after wit
nessing such a day’s program, fails
to appreciate the significance of it.to be present,
guest was served buffet!
Coffee, Weiners, and
provided, and the affaii
more informal than i
The guests scattered
parts of the house and
to the dining room ■v
birthday cake stood,
made, and David Hort
of Mr. and Mrs. Rolx
the candles. Mr. Rol
cake and divided it am(
sent. Several trinkets
rious events in the live
ceiving them were in .
the lucky ones receive
ment from them.
After some further
guests departed after _
Roberts many happy r
It was the general
all those present that %
a huge success, and a got^.]
had by all who were fortu’,