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THE HILLTOP, MARS HILL COLLEGE. MARS H1LL.N. C.
^ Qem in the Bmerald Ring of the hlills.-—battle
Entered at the Postoffice, Mars Hill, N. C., as Second Class Matter,
February 20, 1926.
Member Horth Carolina Collegiate Press Association.
W. C. CAPEL,
JAMES CHERRY and
H. E. YARBOURGH,
D. L. STEWART,
How Nice ’Twould Be
A. B. PARKER..
THOMAS L. DYSARD..
..Assistant Business Manager
Boyd Brown Ray Tolbert Sam Rich
MARS HILL, N. C. MARCH 18, 1930.
Bring a Corral
It has been noticed in the last few weeks that some bipeds in
the form of men have been showing their kinship to that long-ear
ed cousin of the horse (with due apologies to the ass) by coming
to chapel only to make a sneaking exit via the window during
prayer. Others at a safe distance from the front show the same
characteristics by throwing hymn books or paper wads, by cat
calling, and talking and laughing while a speaker is on the floor
and during prayer. Those who have no respect for themselves,
the speakers, or God should at least respect others enough to
allow them to enjoy that which falls on the ears of the disturbers
like water on a duck’s back. If such braying mammals would act
like gentlemen or stay away from chapel the earnest students
would greatly appreciate it. —An earnest student.
B. Y. P. U.
Are we as students of Mars Hill College developing ourselves
into well-rounded young men and women? If not, why? We
can blame no one but ourselves. The opportunity stands waiting
for us. May we not turn a deaf ear.
I know of no better place in which we may develop that spir
itual part of us than in the B. Y. P. U. Some will say that its
nice to sleep on Sunday afternoons. Well, what if it is? Others
even go so far as to say that they must study at that time. We
are God’s husbandmen and He requires the tenth, not only of our
money but of our time. Will we rob God?
Some of us have not yet realized the benefits of the B. Y. P.
U. If we could only awaken to this realization and ally our
selves with one of the ten splendid Unions here on the campus.
Mars Hill would be an entirely new place. Examine yourself,
examine the B. Y. P. U.’s, and if they are not what you would
like to see them get in one and help make it what you would call
an ideal B. Y. P. U. I am asking you to join B. Y. P. U. for two
reasons: the first is that we need you and you can’t help us on
the outside; the second is that you need the training.. If you do
not see it now you may realize it when it’s too late.
Uozv jiice ’tzi’ould be if knozvledge grew
On bushes as the berries do-,
Then we would flant our sfelluig seed,
A?id gather all the words we need.
A nd suttis from off our slates would zvipe
And zvait for figures to be rife.
And go into the fields and pick
Whole bushels of arithmetic.
Or, if we wished to lea:rn Chinese,
We'd fust go out and shake the trees.
And grammar then in all our tozvns
Would grow with proper verbs and
And in the garden there zvould be
Great bunches of geography.
Asid a’l the passers-by would stop,
And marvel at the knowledge crop.
The Privilege Most
Enjoyed by the
Words fail us when we attempt to express just how much our
sponsors have meant to us this year. Our class boasts rather a
large number, so large that it would be impossible for us to suc
cessfully accomplish anything without the guiding hands of
those who have so willingly and lovingly helped us..
Some of us have known Mr. Blackwell for two years and
those of us who came in and joined the Senior class this year
have already found that all the praises bestowed on him by
former students are true. Mr. Blackwell always has a friendly
smile to greet those whom he meets and he just knows how to
solve problems for us that we could not do for ourselves. He is
loved by all on the campus and is a help and inspiration to every
one, but especially to the Seniors!
Miss Coon came to us this year, but she has long ago “sung’’
herself into our hearts, and as a sponsor she has been all that
anyone could be. Original, thoughtful, jolly, lovable—-Miss
Coon is all this and more! Every Senior can testify to her abil
ity as a hostess, too, for she entertained us so delightfully not
There have been several socials, parties, and outings of var
ious kinds that have been seasons of enjoyment to the Seniors,
and our sponsors have made these possible. They have always
been back of us in everything we’ve planned and attempted,
and have given helpful suggestions which we have appreciated.
Too much cannot be said in love and appreciation of what
our sponsors have meant to us this year, and we think the Senior
class of next year will be fortunate if they succeed in getting
sponsors like ours.
Thank God for Friends
'Thank God for friends] Each one his
Holds in my life, a part of me!
Each one ittspires to sosnething fine
.\nd makes me strive nr-; best to be.
I could not part with an'; one
Stnce parting zvould take part of me.
And so / hold them to my heart-,
'Their glory in my life you’ll see.
And as I think of friends God gives.
Of what He means to ■;ou and me.
I think He meant for us to see
'Through them a clearer vision true
Hozv through the lovely pattern zvoven
Of all our friendships loyal and true.
We each may catch a glimpse of Heaven
7 hrough every dark cloud shining
How this saisie pattern also pictures
Clearly and truly the Iriesid Supretne;
IVho never fails us, never leaves us.
His friendship fulfils our every
—ZuhA Evelyn Coon.
You .should have heard several of
the members of the class rave about
their privileges. I happened to hear
several members express their feel
ings toward one special privilege.
The other night I happened to drop
in a certain room where there was a
conference being held by members
often seen around Spilman. To my
surprise they were discussing the C-2
soupline. From the way they were
talking it must be an extraordinary
privilege to be allowed to go. I wish
I could talk from experience; but
since I have not had the pleasure, I
will have to discuss it from another
I have stood in my window and
looked at cupid’s prisoners pass many
times, and I see the same couples
pass every Sunday. The privilege that
they are experiencing is one of much
delight. A couple never passes with
a long face, but, to the contrary,
they are always smiling. I like to see
people smile, because it shows that
they are happy or at least painting
the clouds with sunshine. The thing
that makes the C-2 soupline so enjoy
able is that the members are free to
choose the road they want. If they
choose to walk to the cascades or to
Little mountain, they have their
choice. The Seniors certainly do ap
preciate the trust put in them, and
they appreciate the fact that they are
not watched as others are (for in
stance, those who use the telephone.)
This privilege does not give the Sen
iors the big head, but it does make
them think more of the faculty be-
We thank the faculty for this priv
ilege, but we wish we had more like
cause of the trust placed in them,
It is generally known that some
one has become very much interested
in the boys of Melrose and Brown
dormitories. They are so interested,
in fact, that they have gone to the
trouble to furnish different kinds of
games for the amusement of the
The most interesting game is car-
rom. From 6:30 at night till the “wee
am” hours of the morning one may
hear the cue balls click. This whole
some recreation is enjoyed by every
one. When four boys are playing
two more put in a challenge to play
the winners. At times it is as much
fun to watch as it is to play oneself.
Some of the boys, as Grant Ken
nedy and Cooper Gretter, think that
they have the championship, but this
remained to be shown.
Bill Beal, the woman hater of the
campus, seems to be champion in the
checker line. He can be found two or
three times a day playing wTth “An
gel Boy.” It is fine to have at least
one angel on the campus, even
though he has red hair.
Sam Rich seems to be the only one
who knows anything about chess, but
his having to remain in bed so much
makes it impossible for him to dem
onstrate his ability to the interested
class everyone knows that he would
Some of the boys do not appreci
ate these pleasures. But if one pays
particular attention to these boys he
will find that they complain not only
at this but at everything. It has been
said that this group don’t even like
themselves, to say nothing of what
they have to eat, the rules they have
to follow, and everything in general.
To the person or jjersons who
made the game boards possible, the
boys, as a whole, wish to express
Quick Curb ServU
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When in Mars
C. L. McLEAN
Club Has Discussion
I The International Relations Club
held its regular meeting Tuesday
The Inaudible Call
By Pearle Justice
It comes to one as the new birth
of spring is felt. It continually pulls
at some intricate yet invisible part of
one’s being — perhaps the heart or
the soul. Unlike the conscience which
can become so scarred that it be
comes unresponsive to touches, the
call is ever present. As early dawn
creeps silently through the still night
air,^ the call often arrives, and com
mences its earnest plea. As duties
are performed the call is ever pre
sent. Even in the slow, monotonous
“thud, thud” of the raindrops as they
splash, never to be reunited, there is
a sort of melancholy note to the gen
tle persuasion. As the birds twitter
and the buds begin to grow red-tip
ped, there is a light, joyous note in
the call. Then at sunset when the
western horizon becomes illuminated
and the clouds take on an aspect of
courtly splendor, regal, celestial
wealth, the purple hues blend with
the. red, yellow, gray, and black, the
shades being as folds of unsurpassed
beauty, high, high above the eager
grasp of the human hand, the call has
an appealing, touching, romantic
note. In twilight it becomes more
evident as it whispers out of the fast
darkening shades. It comes as from
a distance to persuade and to dissu-
ae. It dissuades us to leave the
present; it persuades us to seek the
higher, far away hidden truths and
mysteries of the one short life. It
is ever pulling at our heart strings,
and the soft, appealing notes it plays
on the harp of our soul are strains
night, March 11, at the home of Mr.
Grubbs. A very interesting program
was rendered, the general theme be
ing the study of Germany, John Bry
ant gave a very good and well-pre
pared talk on “What the War Cost
Germany.” Mr. Bryant presented
startling facts showing that Germany
wa.s taxed to the utmost in order to
wage the mighty war.. This was fol
lowed by a paper, “Democracy in
Germany,” by Edith Roberts. She
showed the rise, the decline, and the
revival of democracy in. that country.
Josie Oliver discussed the German
school system, contrasting it with the
system in the United SUtes. -“The
New Government of Germany” was
discussed by Edna Stroude who gave
some very enlightening facts concern
ing this subject. Pattie Moore por
trayed in a vivid way the social con
ditions in Germany, contrasting the
pre-war and post-war conditions. The
program was concluded by an able
discussion of current events by Clar
ence Mayo. Mr. Mayo, showed ac
quaintance with the events of state,
national, and international interest.
An opportunity was given for a
round-tble discussion of Germany
and current events. Everyone seem
ed to thoroughly enjoy the program.
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