THE HILLTOP, MARS HILL COLLECI. MARSHILL. N. C.
Miss North Will
Follow Miss Pierce
Has Had Wide Experience in Chosen
Field of Work
Since Miss Ella J. Pierce is going
to Columbia University to study for
her master’s degree in English, Miss
Eleanor B. North, who is now teach
ing at Guilford College, will take her
Miss North graduated from the
Pennsylvania State College with the
degree of Bachelor of Arts in June,
1923. She received her master’s de
gree in February, 1925, from the
institution. Each summer since 1926
Miss North has worked on her doc
torate at the Institute of English, a
■nit of the Pennsylvania State Col
lege which is patterned after the fa
mous school of English at Bread
During the past three years Miss,
North has been associate professor of
English at Julians College, Hunting-
ton, Pa. She was also a member of
the summer session faculty of Shep
herd College, West Virginia.
Miss North is interested in all re
ligious activities, and the spiritual
life and work of tho campus. She is
a student volunteer and will be a
great addition to tho student move
ment and other religious organiza
tions on our campus. Miss North’s
training has been broad and varied,
and for this reason she will be able
to understand the great work that is
in progress on our campus.
Year of Progress
First Program of Year Satisfactory;
W, D. Upshaw Sends
Poem With His
Christmas ’ Greeting
Ex-Congressman W. D. Upshaw,
who gave two inspirational talks here
at Mars Hill prior to the Christmas
holidays, sent holiday greetings to
President and Mrs. Moore, and with
them a poem dedicated to the boys
and girls of our Alma Mater.
The poem reads as follows:
As Lincoln from a cabin came
To rule a nation great—
May your Mars Hill boys and girls
Lead m Church and State!
No higher trust, was ever given
To man upon the Earth
Than leading worthy to love
Plans of Christian Birth!
Wealth may fail, fame may flee.
All earthly honors fall—
But what you plant in youthful hearts
Will shine above them all!
—Wm. David Upshaw.
Pres, and Mrs. Moore
A good start was made toward a
successful year of progress at the
first meeting of the year of the Eu-
thalian Literary Society on January
4. A spirit of freshness and zeal and
an urge to go forward were apparent.
On the program were the follow
ing: M. H. Rouse, oration; R. R.
Farnham, declamation; F. M. Julian,
oration; Preston Gibbs, declamation;
M. T. Ware, impromptu speech; W.
F. Robinson, impromptu speech, and
on the debate were Messrs. T. E.
Barton, R. A. Griggin, and Boyd
Brown, affirmative; H. E. Lynch, J.
O. Jones, and N. C. Brooks, negative.
Most of these speakers shewed abil
ity and are te be commended
The question for debate was: Re
solved, That the appointment of
judges by the chief executive of eaeh
jurisdiction is preferable to election
by popular vote. The elective system
has proved a failure in the states
which use it, said the affirmative
speakers. England was pointed out as
a good example ef tho appointive
system; she has little crime compared
to that of many countries. When our
thirteen original states separated
from England, all but two used the
appointive system. It was claimed
by the speakers of the affirmative
that where the elective system is
used the selection of a judge is in
many cases influenced by a political
boss or party.
The negative speakers were not
asleep. They claimed that tho ap
pointive system produces more evils
than the elective. Judges are appoint
ed on a political basis, they claim.
The appointive system is aristocratic
and autocratic, whereas the elective
is democratic. The people are the
source of all power, and they should
elect their judges. Moreover, people
are so different in different localities
that the chief executive is not cap
able of appointing judges wisely. The
people themselves know better whar
they need than the governor does.
Switzerland, universally recognized
as the most democratic country in
the world, said the negative, has the
Tho decision of the judges was
two to one in favor of the affirmative
On Thursday afternoon, January
Z, Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Moore enter
tained the members of the faculty
with a buffet dinner. The guests were
entertained from five until seven
Soon after their arrival the guests
were conducted to the dining room
where a delicious dinner was enjoyed.
After dinner all spent a delightful
social hour together, and each one
left charmed by the genuine hospital
ity of Mr. and Mrs. Moore and the
beautiful simplicity of their home.
Much Ado About
The last time this honorable paper
appeared it was without this most il
lustrious column. Ye see, I had
struck for higher wages and didn’t
get them. This time, howsomever,
notwithstanding and nevertheless, the
editor of the thing is reinstated at a
higher wage and consequently you
will have to be bored with this some
Nothing has changed—
Mr. Lee still teaches History.
Mrs. Roberts gives harder lessons.
Alice Beckwith still writes letters,
Madeline May looks peeved about
the lack of a planned program with
a time-limit on the talks of the speak
ers. But regardless of where the fault
lies, some one is to blame for making
us several minutes late at lunch.
Justification of the Bug
I overheard a conversation be
tween a girl and a boy who seemed
to hare been pretty well acquainted.
According to her part of the sonver-
sation, he was as near a worthless
piece of masculinity as was ever cre
ated. But, strange to say, I haven’t
read in any of the papers of his com
mitting suicide. Personally, I couldn’t
live with myself if I were he and as
worthless as she said he was.
Walter Chiles came to Govern
ment class on time. I was so surprised
that I forgot to go to sleep. •
A certain boy was highly honored
by being elected janitor of one of
the literary societies.
Two girls asserted to me that they
were certainly stood up Thanksgiving
but they are - still hopeful. I have
looked everywhere to try to find out
what they mean, but I’m still ignor
ant. They said that it would be news,
however; so, I’m passing it on to the
readers of this column, if there are
There seems to be a thought run
ning aroun the campus that initiation
and dignity are incompatible and
that initiations, therefore, should be
done away with. As for myself, when
dignity interferes with the expression
of youth, I say, “Go away. Dignity.’’
I was thoroughly bored in chapel
the other morning. Some people seem
to think that they, and they alone,
are tho ones who have the important
things to say. But I suppose I am un
just, for the fault probably lies in
“Stone walls do not a prison make,
nor iron bars a cage.”
“No,” said the prisoner in Sing
Sing, “but they make a darn good
♦ * *
They say a hint to the wise is suf
ficient—Maybe that’s the reason we
only hint at the answers to our exam
According to Webster the defini
tion of a bedbug is as follows: Bed
bug— A small blood-sucking insect
usually reddish-brown in color with
a vile odor, infesting dormitories and
Especially is this true of the vile
odor. The question has been raised
as to which is the more vile, the bed
bug or the bug-killer. If a straw vote
were to be taken, undoubtedly the
bug-chaser would get a commanding
majority in being the more vile.
Defenses of the poor bedbug flew
thick and fast in a room wherein sat
a group of youths bent on com
batting the odoriferous chaser. One
apostle spoke up, painting a picture
with eloquent words and tears of
sympathy of the woes and suffering
of the poor bedbug. He continued
by saying that it was murder to take
the life of a bedbug, because it is re
lated to the human family. The bug
possesses human blood, for he is
man’s closest nocturnal companion.
During the night he is closely con
nected with man, and, in fact, ho is
often so closely attached that it con
stantly becomes necessary to repulse
the friendly intentions of the bug.
Another speaker arose. More
words, more tears, more sympathy.
He brought out the fact that the only
protection the innocent little animal
had was its pungent odor. This seems
to be the only objection to the crit
ter. He portrayed that the “striped
kitty” of the wqods had an odor, a
powerful and penetrating one, and
yet no women armed with spray-guns
have approached the abode of this
inoffensive animal with the purpose
of exterminating him.
Very soon the occupants of the
room were reduced to tears and were
resolved to defend the bedbug with
their lives. But the foes of the dear
little animals conquered all except
those in three rooms where time
after time their onslaught was re
’Tis true that one of “The Defend
ers of the Bugs” was captured and
forced to surrender his citadel to the
enemy. Another fell before the fe
rocious attack of the enemy, but one
held out, repulsing attempt after at
tempt. Finally peace was declared
with the flag of bedbugdom waving
in triumph over the last stronghold.
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This is supposed to be a column of
but I am going to shoot the reader
writeups imitating the “smart set,”
s*me facts this time instead of hot
In the gridiron season just closed
the Lions had a winning record of
300, or almost a third ©f their games,
having won 3 and lost seven. Those
who were defeated by Mars Hill were
Catawba, 12 to 0; Boiling Springs 22
to 6, and Biltmore, 13 to 12. Those
beating the local gridders were Oak
Ridge 88 to 0 (which was the worst
whipping of the season); Milligan, 18
to 0; Tennessee Wesleyan, 66 to 0;
Tusculum, 24 to 6; Tennessee Teach
ers 24 to 7; Rutherford College 26
to 6; and Campbell, 30 to 6. Of
course, these were not played in the
All told. Mars Hill scored 82 points
against 283 for their opponents.
Looking down upon this record from
the standpoint of comparative scores,
the record is far from impressive.
But taking into consideration the
fact that this year’s team was young,
and for the most part inexperienced,
it has made a wonderful showing; and
still further digesting the fact that
seven of these men will be back next
year, it leaves the impression that
next year’s team will be a corker.
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