North Carolina Newspapers

Published Bi-Weekly By The Students of Mars Hill College
No. 2
Inspire College
\n New Chapel Program Era
During the past week the students
Mars Hill College have been bene-
ed by t h e simple but persuasive
jiiet Talks brought to them by Dr.
^ D. Gordon, of Winston-Salem.
The messages, which were given in
,e college chapel and church, were
joyed also by a great number of
lends of t h e college. One person
,ade this statement: “The entire stu-
^nt body and community have re
vived a great spiritual blessing.”
3 Dr. Gordon was born in Philadel-
jiia, and it was there he received
is education in the public schools of
le city. He has spent the gre'ater
prtion of his life however in New
jork City.
^ Among the many offices in the
f.M.C.A. that Dr. Gordon has held,
robably the most outstanding are:
Assistant Secretary of Y.M.C.A. in
fhiladelnh’a, and State Secretary of
lie Y.M.C.A. Ox ^hlo. •
Speaker For 44 Years
Ever since 1895, Dr. Gordon has
een considered one of America’s
Outstanding public speakers. For four
^e'ars, he journeyed in Continental
lurope, England and Asia, lecturing
,1 many of their great cities.
During this period he spoke on an
Verage of three times daily, with the
'id of an interpretor, to the French,
ne Russian exiles in Paris, the Ar
menians, and Belgians.
He was a guest in the press box at
"le League of Nations , at Geneva,
With Sudden Heart
In Eighty-Ninth Year
Read By The President
rhere he watched the deliberations
■f that august body. He lectured in
Jeneva for four weeks.
Two million copies of the twenty-
wo quiet talks, written by Dr. Gor-
jon, are in circulation. There are
ighteen different foreign translations
f the series.
I During his stay here. Dr. Gordon
„nnounced the name of his latest
.,00k, “Quiet Talks on the New Order
f Things,” which has just gone to
jj Author of “Quiet Talks”
Some of the most outstanding of
)r. Gordon’s books are: Quiet Talks
jn Power, Quiet Talks on Prayer,
;^uiet Talks on Service, Quiet Talks
tlbout Jesus, Quiet Talks on Personal
I’roblems, Quiet Talks With World
Winners, Quiet Talks on Home Ideals,
biuiet Talks About the Tempter, Quiet
l^'alks on Our Lord’s Return, Quiet
falks on Following the Christ, Quiet
ifalks About the Crowned Christ,
Quiet Talks on John’s Gospel, Quiet
falks on the Deeper Meaning of the
iVar, Quiet Talks on Life After
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(The following lines, written more
than sixty-five years ago by Dr. Rob
ert, then a young man entering upon
his work as a physician, were read by
President Moore as a part of the fu
neral service. It had been the custom
of Dr. Robert, to read these “mem
oranda on-ihj3 birthday every year.
Memoranda of Dr. J. C. Robert
After years of study and prepar-
tion for the professional life, I thank
God that I have been brought safely
and with abundant blessings to this
the commencement of my career a
practioner of medicine.
On day before yesterday, the tenth
of April, 1868, I came out to this lo
cation, near Pleasant Hill Baptist
Church, eight miles south of Austin,
Prairid-County. Arkansas. .
In contemplation of my previous
life, during boyhood, during the pro
gress of the way, and during the pe
riod since its termination, I am led to
explain (while humbly acknowledg
ing my great sinfulness and the total
unworthiness of God’s mercies) :
“Bless the Lord, O my soul, and
forget not all his benefits: Who for-
giveth all thine iniquities; who heal-
eth all thy diseases; Who redeemeth
thy life from destruction; who crown-
eth thee with loving kindness and
tender mercies; Who satisfieth thy
mouth with good things; so that thy
youth is renewed like the eagle’s.”
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The college community was sad
dened last week by the death of Dr.
James C. Robert, who quietly passed
on at his apartment here Monday
evening at the age of eighty-nine.
Dr. and Mrs. Robert came to Mars
Hill from Mississippi about eight
years ago, when the latter accepted
the position as hostess in the Treat
Home for Girls. For several years
prior to their coming to Mars Hill to
live they had visited Mars Hill each
summer and remained until after the
opening of the college.
Was Students’ Adviser
During these years the presence of
Dr. Robert has been a benediction to
the campus. For the past few months
he has been confined to his rooms be
cause of failing health, but students
of other days knew him as a genial
and consecrated counselor. A familiar
scene which many will remember is
that of Dr, Robert with his snow-
white hair in the midst of a small
group of young men or women, or
vi'ith someone who had come seeking
his advice. Many a young person has
he helped th’*ough a spiritual crisis
since coming to Hill. His saintly
character has inspired r^any others
who did not know him intim« ,,\” to
nobler Christian living.
Dr. Robert came to Mars Hill as a
retired physician after having minis
tered to the physical and spiritual
needs of mankind for more than half
Officers of the C-I class elected
this week were:
President, Joe Dixon; vice-
presidents, James Dudley and Miss
Nina Hayes; secretary. Miss Alice
Early; treasurer, Robert Cosner,
Celebrated On 77th
With E. G. Davis x4s Speaker
Ellis Chosen A-4 Leader
-2i Ociitury. He also a vetvi'aii Ox
the Civil War, having served through
that conflict as a soldier in the Con
federate Army. Although h i s home
was in Mississippi he was of the his
toric Robert family of lower South
Carolina. Pierre Robert, the first pas
tor of the French Huguenot church
of Charleston and whose name is in
scribed in the old church which still
stands in that city, was the grand
father of Dr. Robert.
Five Children Living
iDr. Robert is survived by Mrs. Rob
ert; one daughter, Mrs. Fanny Robert
White, of Norwood, La.; four sons,
Captain W. P. Robert, of the Navy
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The C-I Class met Friday after
noon, September 29, in the college
auditorium, for the purpose of per
fecting the class organization, when
Joe Dixon was elected president.
Dixon made a speech of acceptance,
pledging his full support to the class.
Mrs. G. J. Burnett and Professor
J. A. McLeod were elected class
The class heard the request of Bill
Martin in regard to financing the col
lege yearbook. The class voted un
animously to accept the plan offered
by Martin.
With over two hundred members,
the t)-i Class expects to go far and
to play a big'^pal't la the affairs of
Mars Hill College.
The academic students of MaL^
Hill met October 1 and elected the
following officers: President, Dean
Ellis; Vice-President, T. J. Wilson;
Secretary, Charles Trainum; Treas
urer, Doris Smiley; and Reporter,
Florence Burnett.
The organization unanimously el
ected Mrs. Wilkins and Mr. Wood
A group of academic students went
on an eight-mile hike to Bailey Moun
tain, September 30. The party had
supper at the spring and after climb
ing to the summit came home by way
of Dr. Moore’s. The tired students
returned to school about seven
o’clock. The chaperon for the occa
sion was Mr. Wood.
To Fill Place of Dr.
W. F.
0. D. Revell, of Asheville, has
m elected a trustee of Mars Hill
liege, filling the vacancy caused
the death of Dr. W. F. Robinson,
. R. L. Moore announced today.
Mr. Revell will automatically be
ne chairman of- the buildings and
3unds committee, which was held
Dr. Robinson, who prior to his
ith had been a trustee of the col-
;e for over 35 years. Dr. Moore
nounced that a $1,000 permanent
tid had been left to the college by
. Robinson.
The college is indeed fortunate in
luring the services of Mr. Revell
a trustee. Mr. Revell is a very
eminent business man of Asheville,
v^ing holdings in both Asheville and
Everybody worth while is ambitious. He’s
ambitious to be and to do the best and the most.
The highest achievement of life is self-mastery-
every power disciplined to its’best. Only through
self-mastery can there be mastery of circumstances,
problems, difficulties. And there is no mastery of Self
without the Master, Jesus Christ, Saviour, Fellow-
Human, Friend.
Commemorating seventy-s even
years of useful service as an institu
tion of learning. Mars Hill College
presented its annual Founder’s Day
program this morning.
The program follows:
Alma Mater, audience; Prayer Mr.
J. W. O’Hara; Orchestra, “Cavalleria
Rusticana”, Address, Dr. E. G. Davis;
Glee Club, The Heavens Resound by
Gounod; Benediction, Dr. M. N. Mc
The speech of Dr. Davis on the
“Crisis of Education,” was the main
feature of the services.
Library Annex Dedicated
In the course of his address Dr.
Davis said: “I see little to gain on
the technical and mechanical side of
education, but much to gain on the
spiritual.” We are cursed in many
lives with leadership of mediocrity,
and will continue to be so long as we
pay a million dollars to one whoh
writes, “Yes We Have No Bananas.”
The test of aneducational institution,
as that of a form or factory, he said,
is the product.
Initiated years ago as a celebration
of the founding of the school, these
programs have been given yearly with
such noted speakers as Dr. W. D.
Weatherford of Nashville, Tennessee,
Editor Santford Martin of Winston-
Salem, Mayor Wickes Wambolt of
Asheville, Dr. W. F. Powell of Nash
ville, Tennessee, and others.
iTie uiSlOl., ui UAe bcuoui xi: .
reviewed numerous times and as
served as an inspiration to thousands.
French Broad Institute was estab
lished in 1856 with Dr. W. A. G.
Brown as president. In 1859 Mars
Hill College was chartered “with
power of conferring all such degrees
and marks of distinction as are usual
ly conferred in colleges and seminar
ies of learning.” For years the school
struggled through childhood. At last
the rugged and sterling character of
Dr. and Mrs. Moore, and those who
were before him, has made Mars Hill
one of the outstanding junior-col
leges in the country. Dr. Moore has
been president of the college for
thirty -four years.
Last year as a part of the Foun
der’s Day program, a stone marker
in memory of Old Joe, a slave who
went to jail as security for a debt of
the college, was unveiled near one of
the entrances to the campus. Negro
spirituals were chanted in primitive
fashion by colored members of the
Programs Held Annually
Following the program in the chap
el a brief service was held on the
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A life of self-mastery brings on three things; an
Act, a Purpose, a Habit. The Act-surrender, gladly,
freely to Jesus Christ as Master. The Purpose-in every
thing to please Him. And when in doubt don't wait till
the doubt clears. The Habit-a bit of daily time alone
with the Teacher and the Book. There the vision clears,
th6 judgment poises, the spirit gentles, the will
strengthens, the life becomes really human.
Editor’s Note: This is the second of
a series of messages given for
publication in the Hilltop from
noted persons to college students.
Q). ^m^don
At Mars Hill College October
Twent -First
When Laurence Clarke presents
Borgny Hammer, noted Ibsen actress,
in “Ghosts” and “The Master Build
er” at Mars Hill College on October
21, the people of Western North Car
olina will get a chance to see per
formances by one of the greatest liv
ing actresses of the legitimate stage.
Madame Hammer calls Norway her
native land, where Ibsen was also
born. At an early age she displayed a
flash of genius, which was immediate
ly recognized by European critics.
After playing successfully for some
time in her capital city of Christiania,
Madame Hammer made her American
debut in Ibsen’s “Rosmcrsholn” and
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