^VE ARE PROUD OF
lS( YOU, TEAM!
BEGINS JAN. 24
s, the minds of great students
)lete similar directions, especially
jsent [y interested in the same
>n. From an authentic source I
' been told that Conway Sams
^■^ooper Gretter arrived in Shel-
Jt approximately the same time,
ite of the fact that Gretter hails
, Mississippi and Conway from
Western section of this state.
I life full of unusual happenings?
* G. Leonard asserts that he tore
1 the city of High Point and then
,t back together again. He says
that’s his story and he’ll stick
: He didn’t get up at his custom-
’ ®*lime the following morning be-
* * t he was slightly fatigued.
jUlso seems that Ray O’Brien has
'^ry potent fondness for High
L In fact, the words, “there’s no
like home,’’ have not the same
for him, even at Christmas, that
'’ "^Manufacturing metropolis radt
liege, I ^ great life if you don’t
Jen. Ask Ray.
s, nen^ Bachelor’s Club of this college
lat s|inother valuable and outstanding
cd, biber during the Yuletide season
are bd Hoyle Lee became attracted by
it datjwiles of a fair young damsel,
d tcane hasn’t as yet uivulged her name
rts ha»he must surely be a peach!
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uad. I - .•»
Is Succeeds Fisher
left 0} Business Manager
. of The Hilltop
T. Falls, freshman, was elected
imously by The Hilltop staff to
kouts*^^ Roy F. Fisher as business*
he caii^®^ takes the place
Isher who has resumed his stu-
^.**at Wake Forest College. ■
Falls entered Mars Hill from
a host of friends and admirers,
ii Allison will.assist Mr. Falls in
curing of ads and the managing
Hilltop business. Allison is a
ead High School in
I his Wtry on the campus he has
■e. ot :
ore, I Examinations
January 17-23, 1931
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1:00—T. T. S.
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Friday A. M., Jan. 23
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MARS HILL, NORTH CAROLINA, JANUARY 16, 1931.
MISS WINIFRED WHITE
Born May 25, 1908
Died January 5, 1931.
By’ D. L. Stewart
SWEET SHADE, must you so early go.
So quickly take your leave, *
And break the hearts that love you so.
While friends and neighbors grieve?
You grew but in the bud of life;
Youth scarce had cro'wned your brow,
Ere Death with his relentless knife
Had pruned you from the bough.
He plucked you,,flower, with careful hand.
Up from this mortal clod.
We know not why, nor do protest —
The garden of your God.
To plant you in a fairer land, —
For should indeed we know?—
God takes the sweetest and the best
And lets the others go. ,
We wrong you who from Paradise
Your dear shade would recall:
What! would the creature criticize
The God who' made us all?
You left us on this mortal shore.
This side the Mystic Sea,
While you, your journey all gone o’er.
Are happier than we.
Oh, did you, weary of this vale
So fraught with mortal pain.
Burst from your prison, meek and frail;
Homesick for God again?
Dear Pilgrim, you have left behind
Upon the human scroll
The chasteness of a virgin mind.
The quiet of your soul.
And we who knew you loved you well.
Loved you for what you were,
Who in sweet virtues did excel.
And sterling character.
And' Nature did with modest mein
Your quiet soul endow.
While peace and purity serene
Embraced your gentle brow.
Farewell, dear Shade! Yet not farewell,
F.6r you are with us yet;
Though you may leave the outgrown shell.
Our hearts will not forget.
ANNUAL CHRISTMAS PROGRAM
PROVES TO BE HUGE SUCCESS
Cantata Climaxes Work
of Chorus for 1930.
The annual Christmas program,
presented by the music and expres
sion departments was rendered in the
church auditorium, Sunday evening,
December 14. The members of the
chorus took the place of the regular
choir and presented a lovely picture
amid the decorations of ferns and
bright-flowering Christmas cactus.
The Christmas cantata climaxed the
work of the school chorus for the
first semester and was indeed a splen
did representation of the thorough
training and artistic work found in
The paster. Rev. J. R. Owen, pre
sided over the program, which began
with the singing of a number of tra
ditional hymns and carols by the con
gregation. The offertory, an impro-
vision on the familiar Christmas song,
“Silent Night,’’ was played by Hazel
Sprinkle, following which, Mrs. J. B.
Huff sang ::Silent Stars” from “The
Newborn King,” a cantata by Love
land. The ever-'beautiful “Calm on
the Listening Ear” was rendered by
the chorus, special solo and quartette
parts being taken by Fred Base,
Madge Linney, Margaret Allen, Sha
ron Buckner, and Mamie Perry.
It has become traditional for Miss
Bonnie Wengert to read in connection
with the Christmas cantata, “The
Light,” taken from Ben Hur. Miss
Wengert’s beautiful and vivid inter
pretation of this selection brought a
spiritual blessing to all who heard
Following the reading. Miss Coon
sang “Jesu Bambino,” with violin ob
ligato by Mrs. D. M. Robinson.
The program closed with the can
tata, “The Wondrous Story,” by
Kountz. Each number sung by the
chorus was preceded by appropriate
Scripture reading by the pastor.
In “Tihe Wondrous Story” the au
thor has created an atmosphere of
simplicity, nobility, and purity that
.characterizes the traditional Christ
mas carols. The cantata is in six
parts: The shepherds, surprised and
somewhat troubled by the sight of
the star of Bethlehem, are pictured
by a gentle pastoral movement. The
second episode depicts the angel
choirs, coming to herald the birth of
the infant Jesus. The three wise
men, who followed the guiding star,
are the subject of the third part.
The ensuing scene shows the coming
of people and king into the town of
Bethlehem in form a stately chorale.
The manger in fittingly reverent
style, marks the awakening of the
child Jesus. In “Christmas Dawn”
the strain swells to one of jubilation
and brings the cantata to a brilliant
and joyful close.
Mr. Trentham Reads
Paper at Science Meet
Mr. S. O. Trentham returned just
before school began after Christmas
from Cleveland, Ohio, where he de
livered before the National Botan
ical Society a talk on the subject:
“Vegetation in the Artificial Lakes of
Western North Carolina.”
This paper was a part of the thesis ,
he presented at Duke University
while working toward his M. A. de
gree. It contains, in full, a number
of pictures of these lakes and the veg
etation which they contain. The pa
per was only a summary of the most
important facts which were brought,
out in full in the original manuscript..
An excerpt from the paper may be
found in a previous issue of The Hill
top. The paper was delivered before
the National Botanical Society at its
regular annual meeting. Mr. Tren
tham received many favorable com
ments on the merits of his paper.
Nons Present Fine
The Nonpareils- grathered in the hall
Thursday, January 8, after an enjoy
able vacation, and were delighted
with the splendid program rendered.
The program was as follows:
Saxophone solo, by Dona Mae
Shouse; vocal duet, by Bonnie Dolen
and Nora Lee Henry; guitar duet, by
Madge Linney and Muriel Carrol;
vocal solo, by Lillian Crowe; violin
solo, by Kate Allison; reading, “Why
Schaffer did not play,” by Jessie
Brindel. After the program the so
ciety went info the discussion of bus
iness, and plans were made for the
The election of officers will be held
next week. Each girl is asked to give
this considerable thought. “*
SOUTHERN JUNIOR COLLEGE
PRESS ASSOCIATION MEET IN MAY
Plans Are Nearing Completion for Continuation
of New Organization.
“M” Club Initiates
The “M” Club took into its ranks,
on fast Tuesday night, ten new letter
men from the football squad.
The initiation committee had pre
viously prepared the order of initia
tion, and the following men were
taken into the club: Tilson, Coffee,
Murphy, Wilson, Sutt’e, Campbell,
Pettigrew, Stroup, Edwards, and
The “M” Club now has twenty-two
members and expects to carry on good
werk with this larjre group of mem
Just a hint to those who don’t
know the new men. Just yell “Eure
ka!” around on the campus, and see
how many young gentlemen jump at
The first and only Southern Jun-
iro College Presd Association will
meet again this year at the Western
Carolina Teacher’s College at Cul-
lowhee, N. C., on the 8th and 9th of
The association was organized last
year under the direction of the fac
ulty advisors and the student editors
of student publications at Biltmore
Junior College, Biltmore, N. C. The
association is the first of its kind to
ever be organized in the South. Last
year several junior colleges in the
immediate south were represented at
Biltmore. According to the secretary
of the association, a greater number
is expected at Cullowhee this year.
Plans are now nearing completion
for the permanent organization of the
Nelson Jarrett of Mars Hill Col
lege is president of the association,
I and Miss Edith Downs of Cullowhee is
secretary of the organization. These
two are working on a constitution
and by-laws to govern the action of
the association in the future. Silver
loving cups will be awarded to the
publications which are judged to be
the best represented at the spring
meeting. The cups were last year
won by The Archive of the College of
the City of Asheville, and Bluets, the
Biltmore Junior College literary mag
Dr. Haymore Will
The last of the month. Dr. J. M.
Haymore, independent evangelist, of
Decatur, Ga., formerly of the Home
Mission Board, will hold a series of
meetings for the college and the c im
Dr. Haymore will come sometime
toward the last of the month and will
remain for a week or ten days. The
morning lectures, which will be given
during the chapel period, will be
based on the general subject, “God
and the Holy Ghost,” while the even
ing sermons will be purely of the
Dr. Haymore is very active in ev
angelistic work. He has preached
over most of the South and some of
the North. He has also done some
work for the college, being respon
sible for the presence here of more
than one student. His messages are
full of power and will be enjoyed by
all who hear him.