North Carolina Newspapers

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The Hilltop
Plain hiving and High Thinking'
Entered at the Post Office, Mars Hill, N. C., as Second Class Matter, Feb. 20, 1926
Member Southeastern Junior College Press Association.
Associate Editor.—
Managing Editor .
Society Editor
State Editor
Religious Editor-
Sports Editor
Alumni Editor
Poetry Editor—
.. Robert Burnett
_.Hildrith Squires
Intercollegiate Editor
Faculty Adviser
Mark Taylor Orr
Alma Reed
Wyatt Exum
Evelyn Morgan
Billy Wright
Frances Burnett
Bill Martin
John A. McLeod
racuiL/ Hardin
Bus,ness Manager . .....RonERT Scruggs
Circulation Manager _ o
Typists Elizabeth Shipman, Garnette Shipman
No. 1
To you, whose first year it is at Mars Hill, we extend a hearty
welcome. We are pleased to meet you and trust that your stay will
be for nine months. . i r j
Mars Hill is a school where close friendships may be lormed.
Many of these last throughout life. Every student is on the same
social level. Don’t hesitate to ask second-year students to help you.
They are glad to be of service. You may make a friend by asking
^ Vhe Hillto'p wants to be your friend and servant immediately
It is a student organ published for your enjoyment and benefit. If
it can help you in any way, it stands, ready.
You are invited to the meetings of the staff every Monday
evening at six-thirty. Contributions will be gladly received.
In welcoming and keeping you Mars Hill will give you
best. You can make the year complete by giving Mars Hill your
best. . .
Mars Hill is glad that you are here. It hopes that you are too
May you consider it your home while you are here.
Dont Throw Any Rocks Yet
For several weeks now we will be “sizing up” our fellow stu
dents. Conclusions will be hastily reached. If not correct, these
conclusions will cause much trouble later in the year, ^ojne stu
dents will be “down on” others. In certain instances criticism wil
be flung: at innocents, for college students are the most critica
^ ^ I
A glassy, puzzled stare is seen in
the eye, awkward movements in one
not given to awkwardness, self-con
scious grins on lips given to easy
aughter—and you know a freshman
las arrived! And to that freshman,
it is indeed an arrival. The majority
of them will say that at once they
felt that their arrival had been an
ticipated, that their arrival was wel
comed, and, above all, that they
would be capably cared for.
Registration is completed with the
result that some teacher has made up
the mind of a “freshie” as to what
he wants to take. It may have vague
ly occurred to him that he had not
thought seriously of getting down to
a routine of study. It didn’t to me,
but I resolved to see what could be
done about remedying that disagree
able side of college life. (I haven’t
gotten around to it yet.)
The first day ended in a flurry of
excitement, and the “freshie,” in bed,
immediately goes to sleep. He or she
remembers the next morning that he
or she had planned to be very home
sick the first night and is greatly dis
appointed at being cheated out of
Thus life begins at Mars Hill—too
happy and exciting to be sad—^ful
of the tang of anticipation of good
On Wednesday we hear on all sides
that tomorrow is Thursday night,
otherwise known as C-I “date night.”
We can sit around and watch the
C-2 boys “shooting 1932 lines” to
the innocent freshwomen, who are
supposed to believe “every thing you
On Tuesdays and Fridays, the
freshman girls, sticking close to their
chaperon, invade the marketing dis
trict of Mars Hill, Tremulously they
stay in a compact group for fear that
in the traffic jams of the metropolis
someone will be lost never to be
found again.
Many happy and enjoyable things
have been experienced so far by the
new students. In closing I want to
list a few things to which we are look
ing forward:
1 rirpit trip-to^heviUer
Last month at the North Carolina
State Bar examination two hundred
applications were filed. Out of the
two hundred who took the examina
tion one hundred and twenty-one
passed. Seven of these ‘were former
Mars Hill students. They were: W.
Scott Brick, Ayden; Henry L. Bridges,
Greensboro; Archie G. Qualls, Boone;
N. F. Ransdall, Pinehurst; W. 0.
Rosser, Jr. Smithfield; R. E. Sentelle,
Southport; and J. Opie Wells, Mar
Franlc Hunt.
When the sun begins a peeping
Through the skies at dawn ol
While the whole world is a sle.
Sends its beaming rays to sa; ’
Miss Edelmira Robinson, who at
tended chapel here recently was a
graduate at Mars Hill. She was an
able assistant of Dr. McCall in his
work in Cuba.
A friend of the college. Professor
P. L. Elliot of Cullowhee, recently
gave the school some property. The
lot is on Little Mountain. It joins the
property given by Dean Carr.
Rev. W. C. Pate, pastor of the
Broad River Baptist church, was re
cently married to Miss Bernice Led
better. Rev. Pate was a graduate here.
Two Mars Hillians are now in the
Post Office department. They are:
Claude Best, who is in the postoffice
at Chapel Hill, N. C.; and Chester V
Chandler, who is now in charge of
the West Asheville postoffice.
2 Hiking to Bailey.
3 Eating an upsidedown cake.
4 Every Thursday night and Sun
day afternoon.
Before “casting any of these stones,” we should look at our
selves, “size ourselves up.” In the comparison we draw we will
no doubt find that those students we are “down on” most are
really likable after all. Maybe more so than we. I Council Led
A man was complaining of his neighbois. I never saw such A/ricc MiVInm Fnrlv
a wretched set of people,” he said, “as there are m this village. 1 by MlSS Miriam Harly
They are mean, selfish, greedy of gain and careless. Worst ot all
they are forever speaking evil of one another.”
“Is that really so.?” asked an angel who happened to be walk
ing near him.
(Continued from page 1)
ident of the College Church; Eliza
beth Campbell, President of Y. W.
A.; Charles Walker, President Minis
terial Conference; and Ralph Rhyne,
“It is indeed!” said the man. _ “Why, only look at this fellow | Presitot Volu^„tE«
Miss Genaria Honeycutt, who
graduated from Mars Hill in 1923 anc
later from George Peabody College,
is now Physical Education Supervi
sor, Glynn County Public Schools,
Brunswick, Ga.
Rev. M. H. Kendall, of Fayette
ville, has been supplying at the Piney
Mountain Baptist Church during the
absence of “Daddy” Blackwell, the
pastor. Mr. Kendall attended Mars
Wake Up Smiling
prty M
f you wake up every morning
With a smile across your fa
Then your life will be adorning
In all happiness and grace.
’Tis a million hearts awaking
And a smiling with the sun.
Every soul forgets its quaking, ^estii
When the day is nearly done.

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All your burdens will be lighter;.^, ^u:
If you think to smile a bit. lt»ng
Making darkest days seem brighluipme
Once you smile you will not fete th
To a Sword Made
Mark Taylor Orr.
Oh sword of steel that hangs vi
my walls.
What stories might thy blade uiioRg
were thou
Gifted an hour with life to reermir
The days when rust had notdn ng
claimed thy noble brow? ivi'v'us
ung ]
Would that some God of steel ne-ui'.
strike thy hilt Mar.*
With magic fire and gift that sle^^l^ ^
Of gaping death with speech; ‘
Else I die ^
Never to hear the songs that
thee unsung. pres.-
cts \
;h 1
“Daddy” Blackwell, a former stu
den^ teacher, and friend of Mars Hil
is now at Yale University studying.
He will be back with us next year.
Though little in words, can be slid d:
is true rfect
When a friend or a loved one isemen
ding adieu >ckinj
There is feeling from your hea:k h£
his that’s divine - punt
A harmonied message of unders )wn {
coming towards US. I know his face, though I I dominant factor in the life of the
name. See his litte sharp, cruel eyes, darting here and there iike g^^jents, and under the guidance of
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name. .Dee ms mic suaip, v,i — © --- - stuudit-s,
a ferret’s and the lines of covetousness about his mouth, i he very Miss Early, the Councilmen plan
droop of his shoulders is mean and cringing and he slinks along j great things for the coming year.
instead of walking.”
‘Tt i“s ckter of you to see all this,” said the angel, “but there is OnpGetting the Mail
one thing which you clo not perceive. ^ everything in
“What is that.?” asked the man.
- vvuctL 13 LiiaL; I college is not adjusted exactly to my
“Why, that is a looking glass we are approaching, saia particular view point. But — I do
I think that it is a generally conceded
The above is onlv a fable taken from PeloubePs Notes, yet it opinion that the first quality of a
^ r T-T«or! If first class mail man should be an un-
is applicable to every one of us. Heed it. dnrstanding nature. I am sure that
■ ^ ~ ,, every girl will agree with me that he
A Remedy For CjUtCaUS is extremely slow handling the mail.
The continual chapel disturbances — mutterings of the col-| (Continued on page j)
(Continued from page 1)
The remainder of the program was
a portrayal of musical pictures. It
reads as follows:
“Love’s Old Sweet Song”—Joyce
Wellborn, Nina Hayes; “My Rosary”
—Helen Ingram; “Old Black Joe”—
Louise Bowles; “Red Wing”—Evelyn
Morgan; Popular Selection—Eliza
beth Edwards, Margaret Owen.
One of the most interesting fea
tures of the afternoon was an im
promptu debate, the query being:
Resolved That the United States gov
ernment should provide chairs for the
standing army. The alfirmative team
was victorious. Miss Alma Reid de
lightfully entertained the society
with a piano solo.
Following the program every girl
visiting the society was given an op
portunity to respond to the presi
dent’s welcome, several becoming
members of the society.
ing that’s fine.
Though tears come in torrents.
wash vision away
A squeeze of the hand sends thr
you a ray
Of the consciousness felt that no
ter the loss
To compensate it, this new ft
will pay.
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But when sorrow too deep for a luld
y w:
( cess
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legiate rabble and occasional prominence could be obtained once a month. The remaining
in the side of the j ® ^ exercises should be conducted by the preeminently motivating in-
Blame has been placed p d ^ it fluence in the college-the president. Each chapel program should
wouU be revel e*t^t, for want of something more worthwhile be carefully and prayerfully prepared so that the minimum of m-
from the platform, the students g There can be little doubt as to the students’ acceptance of this
*"'Fo7the most part this year the imported and improvised speak- system. Once they know that they will be given a nieditative in-
ers l^t the chapel period have been without the Lee necessary spirational talk at every chapel period and will not be practised
L convey ^ message to college students. Consequently their upon by budding preachers and transient laymen, the disturbances
'‘’“wri^notb°ce“tTrbkmrsrheavily upon the speakers, T* For mL Hill students, we believe, are cheerfully receptive
but rather would we^condemn the disconnection of successive chap- to well-prepared chapel talks that are pregnant with thought and
el talks, which have been often incoherent and unprepared. The inspiration.
basic error would seem to lie in the planning of the chapel ex- _ . ; ° j: j:
wisest habit IS care in the formation of habits?^
ercises. 1 • u
We would not advocate the abolition of chapel exercises, but
fills my heart
’Tis when the departing has not
his part
’Long the journey of life that so
meets its end
And the gates of eternity stand cJjI
my friend.
And he, oh that fool, his chan
one lost
For his face he has hidden
Heaven-and tossed
Recklessly jeering, his soul to
And sinks into darkness where
ture begins.
Ah, but, passing is leaving and
we are-here
To brood o’er deceased, and d
learned to fear?
Nay—rather by them, underst^^g-^
ing to gain
And live, while we work, in the
of God’s name.
) S]
Boys Entertain
We would not 3.dvoc3,tc tne a,DOiiLion 01 cnauci cacilisco, uul t.i* i ^ j. n 7*#z.*
we would suggest a thorough planning of these programs for the What thts •world, needs is jewer people to tell us what this
ensuing year in order to insure the students an impressive period and more people to do it.
of meditation and enlightenment °
rs“en“Srt\at the programs could be arranged' "Every day look at a beautiful picture, read a beautiful poent,
with a certain degree of continuity in thought. Visiting speakers beautiful music, say some reasonable thing.
The faculty and students of I'ol]
Hill were entertained by the boy -vv(
Brown and Melrose Dormito 5
Saturday evening, September ^1
from seven till nine o’clock at a
ly reception. The guests were
ciously received by the student: ^
the Honor Council, members of Lq
Social Committee, Mrs. George Bjf^
ette, Mr. Spencer King, Dr. and L
R. L. Moore, Dean Ella J.
and other members of the faculty ^
Couples strolled through the li'
rooms of both dormitories, out
the lawn, lighted by electric s
ards and enhanced in beauty by
tic seats between the trees. The
chestra on the lawn between the I
dormitories produced a charnp*
background of soft music. L

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