Plain Living and High Thinkin^^
THE HILLTOP, MARS HILL COLIJX^E, MARS HILL, NORTH CAROLINA
Entered at the Post Office, Mars Hill, N. C., as Second Class Matter, Feb. 20, 1926
Member Southeastern Junior College Press Association.
Managing Editor _:zzzz:zrMa.K
Society Editor a t.
State Editor... ... r\^ o
n ,. . „Udell Sloan
Rel.gious Editor Evelyn Morgan
Sports Editor __
Alumni Editor Frances Burnett
Student Calls Attention To
Modern Trend; Advises
Poetry Editor :
Intercollegiate Editor Bill Martin
Faculty Adviser A. McLeod
Business Manager B. Jones
Circulation Manager Horton Gregg
Typists —Elizabeth Shipman, Garnette Shipman
(Editor’s Note: Faculty and Stu
dents, do not 'become alarmed; this
is not a permanent feature.)
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Please read at your own risk.
We imagine that you have already
are taking! asked yourself just what is the sig-
which can! nificance of the title, “Dew Tell!”
We are not put-
The .world today is moving at a
speed that it never has before. Events
of gravest importance
place with a rapidity
scarcely be comprehended. Every day Well there is none.
VOL. VII MARS HILL, NORTH CAROLINA, APRIL 29, 1933 No. 13
Head and Body
Wc have read in a highly imaginative book of a race that was
cntnely intellectual. 1 he mind had become so developed that it
could live with or without the body. It could select a body for a
specific purpose, attract it to itself, use it, and then discard it at
wilb But the head was powerless itself except to direct the body
T. his is, to some extent, the position of Xhe Hilltop editor.
We believe that Mr. Burnett is easily capable of directing the
editorial policies of the paper. But he, alone, is powerless of move
ment in any project of consequence except as director. He is
deals are made which affect millions I ting anything into this column and
of people and involve billions of dol- do not expect you to get anything out
lars and are passed on with hardly a of it.
thought from the majority of the peo- Nas Bailey, who, w'e are told, is a
pie of the world. Today the state of complete track team in one person,
international affairs is such as it has has some unique inspiration by which
never been before. More unrest exists he manages to excel. One night not
among people and among nations to- iong since, Nas was practicing pole
day than has been witnessed by the vaulting for a track meet. As the
human race since the world began, story goes Nas sang softly to him-
This old world in its uncertainty re- *^Jf the words of “I give up love to
sembles a boiling caldron, or a seeth-1 thee,” as he approached the jump-
RUAMIE CAl at]
I stood in the sj —
And W'atched tin Of
There w'as not a
head 5 the student body is the body. He probably will select student
groups to which he appeals for action as the mind did a body in
the imaginative novel. We consider him able to attract these stu
dent groups and lead them in their progressive movements.
Without the body, the head is powerless. With the aid of the
student body, Mr. Burnett will be as powerful as they.
In the past year we have felt both our potence and our im
potence. Probably he too will have that experience. The students
decide. \\ hat is your decision? Carry it out. p-S-J*
ing volcano, which threatens to ex
plode and erupt at any moment. Na
tions are armed to the teeth and
stand ready to leap at each others’
throats at a moment’s notice. War
clouds are rising fast; pestilence and
famine are hovering over many coun
tries; issues are drawing rapidly to a
close. To one standing quietly aside
viewing this tremendous pace it near
ly takes away the breath. Questions
arise in the mind of every thinking
man and woman. What are the causes
of all this commotion? And what will
be the final outcome?
In These We Trust
The smooth functioning of the B. S. U., as of any organization,
depends to a large extent upon those, who are chosen as leaders of
Its various phases.
In the recent election of the B. S. U. of Mars Hill the nomi
nations showed that undoubtedly there had been deep thought in
the selection of the various nominees.
We feel sure that the ones, who have been elected, are com
petent to fulfill their duties and will occupy their positions with a
consciousness of responsibility and with a capacity for work that
will be heartily commendable.
There has been some criticism concerning the retiring B. S. IT.
council. No doubt criticisms will be offered in the future. War
ranted criticisms should be appreciated and gladly accepted by the
leaders of the B. S. U. No organization is perfect, and it should
profit by the mistakes of its predecessor.
Let the newly-elected council not be illusioned. Much of
the success of Mars Hill College in the ensuing year depends
upon the efficient working of diat body. It is now theirs to do or
die. They must not fail in their obligations to the students and to
the furtherance of Mars Hill College. Only with the unfailing
co-operation of the students and faculty of this institution can the
B. b. U. function properly.
Were you ever in an airplane? Did you ever knock a home-
run? Have you ever won a medal? Can you remember times when
the palpitations of your heart sounded like the beats of a kettle
drum? In other words, have you ever been thrilled? Which raises
the question. What is a thrill: Is it the satisfying of our brute
sensuality, or is it the resonant tones of our soul fibres plucked
with the golden plectrums of emotion? Are we such base creatures
that we have become addicted to carnal satisfactions, which are in
eternal conflict with the immortal soul? Is our sensitiveness to
right and wrong, to integrity and baseness, quickened or dulled
by a smutty joke or a suggestive story?
Some persons often experience an elation at the accomplishment
of a feat or at the realization of a wish. Others become intensely
thrilled because of centers of their attention or certain situations
in which they suddenly find themselves.
Thus a “thrill” might be defined as an emotional reaction, good
or bad, to certain of one’s actions, objects of attention, or situations
in which one finds oneself.
One’s character may be determined by ascertaining at what he
becomes “thrilled.” A life may be saved or lost by teaching it to
become thrilled at the right or wrong things.
We have now reached the age of accountability, or we should
liave. We can decide the matter for ourselves.
At what do you become thrilled?
If there ever was a time when an
individual should give serious thought
concerning his relation to God that
time is now. If there was ever a time
when we should look deep down into
our hearts and search our souls to
make sure w'hether Christ is dwelling
therein to guide us, it is now in this
time of doubt and uncertainty. Our
most important institutions are tot
tering in the last stage of useful ex
istence. Our schools are being filled
with modernistic teachings of un-
belie-f. The strength of our once
powerful government is being steadily
sapped by the corrupt and filthy prac
tices of our public officials. The sacred
institutions of marriage and the home
are almost things of the past. The
first, it seems, has become merely a
state to be entered into to satisfy
bodily lusts and to be broken and
forgotten at will. And the other has
become only a place for sleeping, eat
ing and shelter from the elements, if
one happens to be there wfien any of
the.se happen. Even the churches, the
institutions which should fight this
unholy trend, have not escaped. These
holy institutions which were intended
to teach, portray and exalt Christ to
the world have become, in many
cases, little less than meeting places
for a group of worldly-wi.se hypocrites
who gather there to try to make the
ing pit. We would not attempt to
offer any explanation for this how,
ever, unless it might have been that
the underlying meaning was, “Lib,
HELP me over the heights.’
Before we go any further we wish
to pause in a moment of reverence
as we think of two incidents that
mark the week.
Joyce and Frank have decided to
call it “quits.” And Sanders and
Doris have made their monthly “re
conciliation.” Tragedy of two ex
tremes. One the end of sorrow, the
other the beginning.
Have you heard the sweet strains
of “Sweet Adeline” sung by ‘Home
brew” Johnsons’ quartet? W’hy
“Homebrew” Johnson? Why “Sweet
For Girls only: Please don’t wffiine
about town boys having “B. O.” for
by a recent decree it has been or
dained that all such must deposit
with the college a fee of “two bits”
for each bath taken in the gj’^mnas-
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Time out while your scribe hunts
for his new cake of Life Buoy.
Honest Ed” is happy. “Our
Bob is sad. Mattie Mae is content.
What does that mean?
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Sam J. Justice, the late “Wilter
Wunchell.” Will anyone ever fill his
place? No! Will any girl ever fall for
his line? No. Will he live to a ripe
old ago? No. Will we ever forget
him? No. Will we ever forgive him?
No. Then let’s change the subject.
Aw, Johnnie, you and Roberta come
on and be sociable; don’t be selfi.sh
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Shirley, does “I do too?”
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Well, Margarette Grice, isn’t it
about time you paid your dentist an
Save the young!
All was still. so;
I thought I heard —
Loping down the
I thought I hear
Of the trees’ saply
And the leaves K J
I thought I het ivii
shadows on i th
Not but one thijM^
All was so still, ck
Oh that when the
And the quiet it (
A bird would stir
Where I sleep.
When the evenin
And the twilight’s
And the shadows
Then I settle dowif
To deal in visions
And ponder over
Then I smoke a cM
And dream in sold ^
As smoke rings gt
And it seems to si
And all sorrows to
And removes me ft
So the darkness ho
like a long forgot
And the katydids
hen I heave a b
Frown and hurt bu
And I wonder if F '
Oh! Thou lowest oP
I would view' thee
For a Holy thoiq
had I fear!
Thou w’hose guilty
Can bo nobly pure
CoHM* to sin and
world believe that they are adherents
to a faith which they do not practice, | Now all you good friends gather up
and which, if the truth w’ere known,
they think is so much foolery.
Conditions are such that call forth
the deepest thought of every solemn-
thinking man and woman alive today.
They provoke the deepest meditation
and some intense concentration on
the part of man for a solution. And
as far as man is concerned there is
no solution. It is beyond his power to
hinder the onrushing flow of events.
I love thee. Night.
It secMiLs I ciin’t fo
That thou art like a I
Thou dost end the ji
By chasing warmth $
And sleep to me in
every night around i
your jigsaw puzzles to send to Houpe
and Bunker on Thu^day ev'enings
and Sunday afternoons.
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^Vhy is it Tine blossomed out more
beautiful than ever after the fight?
Frances Burnett, you’re looking w’ell,
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The Waynesville week-ends seem to
be running those of Hendersonville a
rp, . “ • -o Aiciiuersonviiie a
there is only one hope left for hu- close race. Dot Early, you had our
manity and civilization
through Jesus Christ.
Let us make Him real in our lives
now, and do our part to save civiliza
tion. __T H. McGehee.
and that is sympathy while in the infirmary last
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Dot Messer, are you still trying to
catch up with your sleep? Or just
why IS it that your light goes off
“Many a wreck has occurred from an empty train of thoughts.”
4-u ^ of prayers. One part preys on the people, while
the other part prays for them.
Keen sense ot duty, to assume the work, which has been irrom
pli^ed so commendably and untiringly by them.
Their work has inspired us. Their deliberation and determina
ana mterpretate the underlying currents of student thought and
activities and their thorough advocacy of well-defined ^policies
have laid down for us a firm foundation upon whrcLwe ^1 do
well to build as sturdy a framework.
Realizing our limitations, we humbly accept our duties with a
desire for service and a hope that with the co operatC of ev^v
person, who is connected with Mars Hill, The*^Hilltop mav
maintained as an institution worthy of Mars Hill College. ^
“Prosperity will speed up as soon as you do.”
Can U Imagine?—
sages to Boney?
Ed Bunker with
of shape from t;
Dash Early -WBlki
ing hall by herself?
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and are refused dat
are broken ere they I
One lad, we are to
for Tuesday evening,
temoon, with differen
was broken by the g
note which ended liki
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The second was als
girl and a similar no
news. Interesting, is
Have you noticed
mates who are appai
to the same girl?
H- L- W. has the 1
boy, H. L.
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Dear faculty mei
reading this column?
of such prattle? You a