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PoatofficeTMars Hill, N. C., as Second Class Matter,
February 20, 1926.
Member North Carolina Collegiate Pre.a A.»ociation.
W. C. CAPEL,
A. B. PARKER-
JAMES CHERRY and
H. E. YARBOURGH,
D. L. STEWART,
up the sought-for article, carry it
home and bring it back? Well, No!-
keep it until the owner after untir
ing efforts and clues given by friends,
she finally recovers the borrowed
article. Probably it is none the worse
for wear, but it surely would be ap
preciated by every girl if permission
were secured before taking things,
or at least that they be brought back
“Third Floor Girls.”
THOMAS L. DYSARD_.
.-Assistant Business Manager
Frank Dale Boyd Brown Bay Tolbert
MARS HILL, N. C. MARCH 26th, 1930.
Junior-Senior vs. May Day
Just last week the Junior-Senior banquet was held, girls in
evening dresses, boys in their dark suits, all laughing and chat
tering to the tunes of jazz that poured forth from the orchestra.
It was a pleasant evening for all. The class had just elected to
give up their plans for an elaborate reception and put the extra
two hundred dollars into an endowment. Next week we will
have a May Day celebration, gay and colorful to be sure, yet,
to the students (and after all, aren’t they the ultirnate judges?)
it will not afford half the memories, romance and thrills of a
Junior-Senior. Still, the expenses for May Day will approach at
least an average of $2.50’ for every girl m th^e
tendants’ clothes cost more nearly twenty than two. The entir
cost will be close to three hundred and fifty dollars. This is no
a protest against using the money intended for the reception for
an endowment; it is merely a little couiparison and contrast be
tween two classes of entertainment. Why not be uniform.
we must cut one. why not cut the other? If you must cut on y
one, why not the less important, namely. May Day.
I would not dare set myself up as a critic, nor as a faul -
finder, but the inconsistency is so great I can not
science refrain from mentioning it.
Mars Hill College
What happened to the monkey who
wrapped himself in a lion - skin?
What did they do to the little boy
who dressed himself in his little
sister’s clothes? And what do you
think they did . . . But, never mind
about that. Of course, the monkey
and the little boy were perfectly free
to do as they pleased. I heard you
say that, didn’t I? I know I had no
business listening, of course. But I’m
sinfully inquisitive, I’m afraid. Aren t
you? Especially “arrogatus puerile.”
(Mr. Huff will tell you this is wrong,
but it might mean something: you
never can tell!) Well, “revenons a
nos moutons” (I think Miss Harms
tried to teach you that) I’m very hap
py no bones were broken in the half
hour I was an
Mrs. Lenore Anderson Gaskins
Class of 1900-01.
Full many schools / have admired.
Some special feature has scored high,
But none my soul has so inspired
As Mars Hill, in the '’'hand of the
Its setting is the eternal hills.
In close communion with the clouds-.
Its music is the mountain rills.
The place with glory Nature shrouds.
A gem it is among the hills.
Deep inset with the Master's art-.
The radiance from the sunset fills
With awe and wonder every heart.
Rev. C . E. Parker is at
sent time holding a revival i
at Beck’s Baptist Church,
Salem, N. C. Mr. Parker is i
wonderful progress as a minij
At the end of the first n
March Rev. J. A. Hunnicutt
his term as pastor of Mount j
Baptist Church. The term has
very successful! one for both
and church. Mr. Hunnicutt is .
for someone a fine body of n
And Mars Hill gives diplomas plus
A knowledge in the art of living-.
It prepares for citizenship, and thus
Unto the world the best is giving.
An ideal school is more than a dream-.
It has more than knowledge to give-.
Though it need not have a winning
It must have a spirit to live.
Mr. Nathaniel M. Batchelor
puty Clerk of the Superior C .
F. E. Pennell is now in the
business at Henderson, N. C.
L. T. Vaughn is holding a
with the American Tobacco C *
at Durham, N. C.
We don’t understand why one so highly esteemed by all
should be taken from us—go from us. It is a thing that often
happens, however. In the going of Mr. Elliott to a nearby col
lege—w' C. T. C.—we are losing one who, we believe, will be
very hard to replace. Mr. Elliott has instilled something into
the life of each one with whom he has come in contact that has
made that one strive to live a purer, nobler, more real life
Surely those daily lectures in the classroom can never be ex
celled; surely those who have heard them can never grow away
from the ideas and ideals he has instilled into every life. He
has not tried to get us to think as he thinks, but as he often
says, he tries to teach us how to think.
We greatly envy every student who studies English at W. C.
T. C. They are exceedingly lucky to get the man who is leaving
uL Even though he won’t be far away, he will have gone from
our midst. Our memories shall always hold him high above
many others, and our lives are going to be more worth-while for
having known him.
Though many years have passed away
Since last I heard the old bell chime-.
Through added distance day by day
Its cadence helps me bide my time.
Mr. Ernest Roberson has i
i-eturned from a trip abroj
Roberson is in poor health an
resting at home. ^
And disappearing from my sight
More sweetly still its spirit sings
Of living hope, of breaking light.
The glory of Immortal things.
Alma Mater, we hear thy plea
To the Alumni of the years.
And as the challenge comes to me
I echo back faith without fears.
Saturday afternoon five stalwart
youths, down-hearted because of
their inability to get a date for a pic
nic, shouldered their blankets and
knapsacks and departed for the wild
recesses of the mountains. Amongst
this grand and goodly number were
no others than the following: Steve
Lee, Bill Cox, Earl Lang, Pedro Mil
ler, and De Hasty. Considering
bravery, intelligence, and a love for
nature, there could, under no circum
stances have been a more select
group for such an undertaking. They
crossed Gabriel’s Creek to the west
of Mars Hill College, advanced
through the valley leading to Mur
ray’s Gap, and swinging to the left
ascended the heights of Mt. Bailey.
At the top thereon they pitched camp
and proceeded to prepare the even
ing meal. The roar of the mountain
lion and the hoot of the great owl
lent music to the stillness of the great
forest. As the night shades began to
fall, many thoughts passed through
the minds of the campers. I will not
attempt to say here just what those
thoughts were; however your imagi
nation may assist you. Then a strange
thing happened! A new moon rose
above the eastern horizon, and quick
ened the beat of every heart. A fiash
of romance seemed to fill every
bosom, and from the lips of each
Under the starlit sky.
Upon Old Bailey high
We five gazed upon the beautiful
As it rose from out the deep lagoon—
As all boys’ hearts are prone to Jo,
Our thoughts were slightly turned to
You are so near, so dear, yet so far
We can hardly wait the break of day.
As the sun crept forth from the dis
We awoke from a night of restless
And traced our way through vale and
To answer the call of the Soupline
When we had eaten our morning
meal, we returned to the college vnth
a great appreciation of nature, and
with a much greater love for those
good old beds o’ ours. —D.A.H.
Dear Mr. Editor:
I shall be very grateful if you
will publish this letter, which I be
lieve to be the sentiment of many
students on the campus. As you
know, there is a space of two hours
on Sunday afternoon in which a
young man may have a date with a
young woman. For many of them
it is only two hours twice a month.
This is a very short time, it seems.
There are as many privileges granted
in this school as any other I know a-
bout, but many times two hours may
mean a lot!
But, the two hours of which I have
been speaking are usually consider
ably less than that. The B. Y. P. U.
assembly is so conducted that it takes
up a part of that time. I would not
have a word to say in regard to this
matter if B. Y. P. U. were the only
religious organization. There are the
others—Y. W. A., Sunday school,
preaching, prayer meetings, all of
which strive to uplift the spiritual
life of the students. Therefore, if I
may be xiermitted to say so, I, as
well as some others, would like for
the general assembly program to be
carried out so that it will end on the
dot and then have the allotted two
hours left for those who may wish to
have dates. Anyway, it is usually a-
bout four-thirty before everyone gets
registered even when the program
does end at four o'clock.
—A Soupline Addict.
We’ve learned from thee to face defeat.
And lift a mirthful roundelay.
That though we fare with tardy feet
To face full bravely every day.
Mr. Emmett Ellen is a firei
Atlantic Coast Line
Richmond, Va., and Mr. C ^
Ellen is with the City Fire ^
ment at Rocky Mount, N. G ^
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Miss Winona Hudson, who ^
Ray F. Gorman, is U
Baltimore, Md. ^
Oar faith, our hopes, our prayers are
May Heaven's blessings with thee
Sweet as these memories of mine
Be all thy retrospections blest.
It's a lion, 'tis a lamb, oh, how can it be?
And yet 'tis true—look up and see.
Hold to your hat-, the March winds
Then button your coat to keep out the
And, would you believe it, a half min
Mr. Harold Stone is mai
Miss Margaret Hudson, and .
the Industrial Bank at Ha j
N. C. :
Miss Ruth Hudson is teat
the school at Coats, N. C,
Miss Nillie Day is marria .;]]>,
William Sherman, Roxboro,
Mr. Irving Mason is wori
the Rosemary Manufacturi
Roanoke Rapids, N. C.
Mr. Ran Wall is with D.
Co., High Street, Portsmouth, he
Mr. Dewey Myers is with
Norfolk Co., Portsmouth, Vi
You'll take off the coat, or look like a
Oh, ye beautiful, deceitful clouds, float
ing o'er our heads.
Ye drown us unmercifully or else we
seek our siseds.
But no matter how we grumble, or how
There's orse thing about this weather
that's always consistent'.
Whatever we say, or do, it yet will
On Mars Hill campus and mountain
So hail, ye March winds, with your
You're fckle as woman. What more
cem I say? —T. C. B.
Miss Nellie Powell is do
I Scout work at Norfolk, Va.
Some students cxcell in
things; some schools arc n( Soi
one thing above all the rest of
seems that Mars Hill has clal o
distinct honors this sprinj o
Over the Hill
Away he goes—the laughing lad—
With youthful footsteps spry.
And now his parents, brave but sad.
Are bidding him goodbye.
They know not when he will return
To grace his native fen.
They only know their hearts will yearn
Till Jack comes home again.
The only objection to caps and
gowns that we see is that the occu
pant may go to sleep during the ad
dress and snore out loud.
dramatic work and the foreni
students who represented
“Marching Men” in the Sta -ro
at Chapel Hill, and those
so diligently striven to -win
debates, then going to state
win, have made Mars Hill al
Not only are we proud of
winning laurels for us, butise,
proud to acclaim them as
dent—our classmates. Th
dents — our classmates. Til
We are proud of you, I be
And then there was the Scotchman
who lit his match from a cigarette
One thing sure: “Crip” nl
quite late enough to miss a
ing him out of town for a i(g j
The years that pass may mount to four.
Or five or six or seven.
And ere he opes his father’s door
May even reach eleven.
It all depends, as he goes to
Yon Citadel of Knowledge,
How long the lad will need to do
A four-year course at college!
—Arthur L. Lippmann.
Is there anything personal in the
dormitories? Does a student really
have a single thing she can call her
own? We wonder! Often when one
needs a pen, needle, clothes, tweez
ers, files, etc. The natural thing to do
is borrow it from Next Door Neigh
bor if she doesn’t happen to have her
own (somebody may have borrowed
it). But, as many of the girls can
For many years a favorite
Mars Hill Boys.
We carry a full line of Staple, Drugs, High Grad
Stationery and Fancy Candies.
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