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Published Bi-Weekly By The Students of Mars Hill College
New Serial-
Page One
No. 11
i n g s t Bracelets,
Frames, Dental
Table Silver, Listed
Offerings in Fast
ckf Amount.
of.iting the Self-Denial Of-
Debt Raising Campaign,
^.^ptists are now asked to
the fragments” of gold or
ba ring them to be placed in
from March 5 to April 1.
ippeal For Gifts
al is that in every home
“The Robots,” New
Serial .... Page
Music Department Doing
Good Work . . Page
3. “Gool English”
Test Page
4. What Boys Do Not Like
About Girls
Page 2
The Inquiring
Reporter . .
Page 4
Advice by Ophelia
Pulse ....
Page 4
Ruby Hayes New
,Non Head .
Page 1
Gifts Pouring In For
Crucible Campaign
Page 1
How To Bathe
Page 4
At the Theatre with
The Spectator
Page 3
Succeeds Lily Bennett, of Cand
ler, as Society Head; Ruth
Kellar Chosen Vice-Pres.
,iade for articles that con-
er silver, such as watches,
bade frames, dental gold,
®^®celets, pins, and table sil-
" >arSiSome of it has lain in
'^d trunks unused by any-
has been made whereby
e put to use and with a
Music Department
Doing Good Work
* Cl
Several Recitals And Programs
Scheduled For Spring
rpose. To help lift the
fik that is on" the Southern
. J t
nd to relieve the pressure
so many of the workers,
more than nine hundred
homes gifts are being
orth ... to reclaim the
to give it new life in His
Gifts Coming In
bers of the Mars Hill Bap-
1 have been urged to bring
by the pastor. The response
one that the church may
foud of. Many have brought
are rare and sacred to
I of the givers, but the gift
j because of the sentiment
Efend the giving brings happi-
jeannot be found elsewhere.
vlirt, Short Mystery
young girl stood on the
; of Spilman and gazed fix-
paper which she held close
ose. She sank to a sitting
on the window-sill entirely
,^us of the “wet-paint” sign
sed was she in her reading,
the campus stood Mr. Olive
paper. His swinging motion
0 disturb not at all his con-
jfte ability. Evidently he was
lly interested.
ean sat in her office absorbed
er which she was devouring
Li The telephone rang. People
and out. A general commo-
^ailed but all went unheeded
:>ticed, because the paper was
Jy deeply absorbing.
, the teacher of “Trig” sat at
^and pondered over the paper
— open before her, the class
^1 noisily, and threw paper
,, nd performed antics that
Astonish a contortioner or a
A great deal of appreciation is due
the Music department of our college
for its splendid work and co-operation
with other campus organizations in
making school life more pleasant.
There are approximately sixty
members in the college chorus. The
chorus has already begun work on the
commencement music, including the
music which will be given in the
auditorium one evening of Com
mencement week.
The glee club consists of thirty
voices chosen by Miss Coon from the
chorus. The orchestra has twenty-
five members and has done remark
able work throughout the year.
Plans for the approaching season
of spring include many interesting
features. There will be four gradu
ating recitals given by the following
students: Elizabeth Blanton, college
voice; Sylvia Ammons and Carolyn
Haynes, both academic piano; Alyce
DeCoursey, academic voice. The col
lege quartet, having already sung at
the M. H. C Alumni Banquet in Ashe
ville, plans to visit the nearby high
schools with an entertaining program.
The orchestra and the glee club have
been asked to furnish the music at
the Western Regional B. Y. P. U.
Conference meeting in Asheville on
April 14. The Mars Hill College
music department is to give a public
program in West Asheville the night
of April 21, which is to be sponsored
by the four Parent Teachers Associa
tions of West Asheville.
This program has been widely ad
vertised and a large attendance is ex
In the Shubert Junior Music Club
plans are being made for a public
(Continued on page 3)
Miss Ruby Hayes, of Barrett, W.
Va., was elected Thursday afternoon,
March 16, to succeed Miss Lillie Ben
nett, of Candler, as president of the
Nonpareil Literary Society.
Miss Hayes’ term will continue for
nine weeks, when officers will be
elected from the C-1 class members to
lead the society work next year. She
has long been active in student ac
tivities and has been deemed the ideal
leader to supervise the closing of the
year’s work for the Nonpareils. She
will Tiave charge of the society plans
for certain commencement contests in
which members of the Nonpareil So
ciety compete.
'Miss Ruth Kellar, of Granite Falls,
N. C., was elected to succeed Miss
Pearl Ownby as vice-president of the
organization, while Miss Ossie Bul
lard was chosen as the new secretary,
and Miss Johnsie McCurry, treasurer.
Other officers elected were: Pauline
Wall, censor; Clara Colvard, chap
lain; Rebecca Knight, corresponding
secretary; Ruby Young, pianist;
Doris Gibbs, chorister; Pearl Ownby,
reporter; Agnes Lowe, Minnie
Brooks, Mary Prevost, hostesses; and
Miss Lillie Bennett, doorkeeper.
The election of officers followed a
well-planned program into which the
participants and society members en
tered with enthusiasm.
What Do You Know
About English, Anyway?
(Note: To the student of Mars
Hill College making the highest
score on the exercises on page 2,
the Hilltop will give a valuable
prize (donated by the faculty). In
case several make perfect scores,
a less valuable prize will be given
to each. Those contesting for
awards will transcribe the exercises
on 81^ by 11 unruled paper and
place their papers in the “contribu
tions” box in the Hilltop office by
six p. m. Wednesday. The contest
is open to all students of the col
lege. Each contestant is supposed
to work independently. One may
consult any printed helps available.
A committee of the English facul
ty will be the final judges. The
test will be found on page 2.
Play Group To
Enter Contest
Project Is Being Sponsored By
Mars Hill Woman*s Club;
Plays Will Be Given
Will Present Two Plays At
Chapel Hill On March SI
Way Back Then—
pf anatomy.
ask why this particular
exists in Mars Hill or have
iady guessed that this is a
)f life on the campus just
! C-2 Edition of The Hilltop
ay School Glass
So Swinging Bridge
nbers of Miss Wingert’s and
com Huff’s Sunday School
^^njoyed an evening’s hike and
The “Woodbox,” aptly named resi
dence of Professor Wood, has not al
ways stood as it now stands. It
stood some years ago upon the pres
ent site of the gymnasium and served
as the administrative offices. It was
cut in two, jacked up on logs, and
pulled to its present position. There
it was put back together and has
lived happily ever after.
Although board walks are usually
associated with the seaside, there used
to be many at Mars Hill. That is,
many for Mars Hill. It was seldom
that they w'ere promenaded, in the
usual sense, but they were used.
There was one from the college to
Dr. Moore’s residence. There was a
footing at the creek. There were
sometimes wasp nests under them,
much to the discomfort of the pedes
trians. As they withstood the years,
they had an affliction for loose
boards which had the habit of flying
up and kissing your face if you mis
treated them.
And incidently may I remind you
(Continued on page 3)
The Dramatic club will leave Mars
Hill the latter part of this week for
Chapel Hill, where they will enter two
plays in the state con^st on March
Two plays, “Hearts Enduring,” by
John Erskine, and “Shimmering
Steel,” an original play by Mildred
Moore, will be presented. All mem
bers of the club were allowed to try
out for the parts with a great deal of
interest being manifested.
In “Hearts Enduring,” there are
only two characters, “He” and “She.”
These parts will be enacted by Ed
mund Bunker and Elizabeth Shipman.
The cast for “Shimmering Steel”
is as follows: Bob Clayton, Daniel
Johnson; Julie, Azaleen Kickliter;
Aunt Peg, Virginia Ballard; Granny,
Doris Gibbs; Uncle Jake, L. T. Ham
rick; and the sheriff, Paul Buck.
Scriblerus Group
Has Monthly Meet
On Tuesday evening, March 14, the
Scriblerus Club met in the expression
studio for its regular meeting. An
interesting original program was giv
en beginning with a short story, The
Cat Tells, by Falk Johnson. The
members sat holding their breath,
waiting to find out what the cat
would tell. An essay was read by
Billy Wright, and a paper on Rudyard
Kipling was given by Lillian White
hurst. There was a period of open
discussion when the different parts
were criticised and suggestions made
for improvement.
After the roll call, which was ans
wered by favorite quotations (some
sounding original), the meeting ad
The annual “Good English Week,”
sponsored by the Mars Hill Woman’s
Club, will be launched here Monday
in a chapel program and will continue
through Friday. Miss Ethel Gregg, of
the English department, is chairman
of the project in the club and will
have charge of its promotion in the
Contest Between C-I, C-II
The project will resolve itself into
a contest between the C-I and C-II
classes in an effort to better the^..
speech of the groups. Each student -
will be given a tag and any member
of one class apprehending a member
of the other class in a gross grammat
ical error will be eligible to claim the
tag of the one in fault. Only serious
grammatical mistakes will be consid
ered. The tag contest will close Wed
nesday, the tags being handed in on
Thursday and the winner announced
Friday. Similar contests will be held
in the grammar and high schools.
Plays In Chapel
Plays by the Mars Hill high school
and the Mars Hill college C-I class
will feature the series of chapel pro
grams that will take up all of the
chapel periods this week. The high
school will present, “The Trial For
the Murder of the King’s English,”
on Tuesday, while the first year class
will give a play on Diction on Wed
Poster Contest
Another feature of the week will
be a poster contest on subjects of
good English with a total of five dol
lars in cash listed as prizes. The col
lege, high school, and grammar school
will exchange posters on Thursday
and the exchanged ones will be placed
in conspicious places on the campus.
The posters will be judged by a com
mittee Thursday and the winners will
be announced in chapel on Friday.
All students in school are eligible to
compete in the contest. The posters
will b6 judged more on their con-
vinciveness than on their display of.
Themes on good English will be
featured in the college and high
school, while language games will be
played in the grammar school.
Those assisting Miss Gregg in the
program are: Mrs. Burnett, Miss
Johnson, Miss Bowden, and Mr. Mc-
I.yeod, in the college; Mrs. Wells, and
Mrs. Jarvis, in the high school; Mrs.
Lapard, in the grammar school; and
Mrs. W. F. Robinson, president of
the club.
THE ROBOTS” A New Serial By The Hilltop Staff
Note: Beginning this issue each
installment of the mystery feature,
“The Robots,” will be -written by a
different member of The Hilltop
staff until the cycle is completed.
al weiner roast Saturday,
Stil. After a brisk walk the
spent the afternoon at pic
's Swinging Bridge about four
^ .om here. Everyone seemed
4 ja good time and it -was a real
pity for sister and brother
'^o become better acquainted,
^y returned to school about
ck tired but happy.
By Falk Johnson
“Yes,” said Red, “and you can eat,
drink and be round as a berry out
there too. Personally I like the idea
of getting out on that Southern Pa
cific island and trying out this tech
nocracy business. It -will be lots of
fun to be Mr. and Mrs. Adam and
Eve, a la Crusoe.”
Of course she consented to the pro
posal. They soon had a family of ro
bots to do all the housework and
after much perspiration and perse
verance they had the house. Sammy
Robot, the oldest child, even got so
saucy that he kicked Scrammy Robot
the seat of his steel trousers as
they were fussing. They were arguing
to find out which should clean the
halls and which should make the beds.
Sammy of course won the argument
for Scrammy scrammied. So poor lit
tle Sammy, bless his electric heart,
pushed the buttons that sucked all of
the bed linen out straight and then
jammed it around the pneumatic mat
tress. Then he pushed the button in
the hall that started the suction plant
and blew all of the dust and dirt out
of the hall and into specially con
structed pipes that conducted it into
the sea where they were enlarging the
Now Mr. and Mrs. Adam and Eve,
a la Crusoe, I was about to omit.
loved each other so intensely that
By Alma Reid
they decided in spite of Sammy and
Scrammy, they should enjoy a second
honeymoon here in this land of eter
nal spring and perpetual motion.
It was with great enthusiasm
that Sammy and Scrammy me
chanically waved good-bye to dear
Mama and Papa three days later.
Had poor Mr. and Mrs. Adam and
Eve, a la Crusoe, only known!
Throughout the forenoon Sammy
and Scrammy played peacefully by
the shore. They would throw a wiry
bone out into the briny deep, sending
Tech, the leaden dog, after it. This
was entertaining to both boys and
canine until Tech came rushing at
little Scrammy, and placing the bone
at his feet, took an enormous mouth
ful of the young robot’s ankle be
tween his teeth and with a jerk snap
ped it off. Poor Sammy tried to think
of something to do for his suffering
brother, but the place where his brain
should be simply refused to function.
Tech was now lurching from side to
side; his steel-wool hair, dripping
with water, bristled on his back in a
most peculiar fashion (in fact, I’m
not at all sure it was fashionable.)
“Alas and alas,” said the injured
Scrammy, “dear Tech has gone mad,
and 1 have lead-poisoning.”
Dramatists Present
Greek Myth Comedy
‘Pygmalion and Galatea** Given
By Expression Group; Sue
Moore Stars As “Galatea M
By Thomas Speed
As he finished the nomenclature of
the injury, his steel pericardium gave
way to emotion, and because of the
(Continued on page 3)
The spring play, “Pygmalion and
Galatea,” a three-act comedy by W.
S. Gilbert, based upon a Greek myth,
was presented by the Dramatic Club,
March 18.
The cast of the play was: Pygma:-
lion, an Athenian sculptor, Emmet
Francis; Leucippe, a soldier, Reed
Wood; Chrysos, an art patron, Ghol-
ston Myrick; Agesimos, Chrysos’
slave, Paul Berry; Minos, Pygma
lion’s slave, John Reece; Galatea, an
animated statue. Sue Stuart Moore;
Cyriisca, Pygmalion’s wife, Doris
Gibbs; Daphne, Chrysos’ wife. Hazel
Herndon; Myrine, Pygmalion’s sister,
Azaleen Kickliter.
The marshals for the evening were:
Mary Ella Newbrough, Mary Pearl
Ownby, Sara Corpening, and Ruamie
The actors played their roles com-
(Continued on page 4)

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