THE HILLTOP, MARS HILL COLLEGE, MARS HILL, NORTH CAROLINA
B. Y. P. U.
Have Creditable Regular At
The eight B. Y. P. U. study courses
came to a close Friday morning after
a week of concentrated work. Mr.
Wood’s course “Our Doctrines’’ led
in attendance with an enrollment of
ninety-four. Seventy students stud
ied “Wisdom In Soul Winning” un
der Mr. McLeod. “General Organi
zation,” taught by Mr. Starnes, en
listed forty-one students. Under
Dr. Moore sixty-four students studied
“Pilgrim’s Progress.” Thirty-two
students were taught “Training In
Church Membership,” by Mr. Hearn.
In Mr. Ivey’s course “Investments In
Soul Winning,” thirty-nine students
enlisted. The course “Missions Our
Missions” conducted by Miss Bowden
enrolled five students. Mr. Mashburn
taught “Senior Administration” to
forty-seven students. The Associate
B. Y. P. U. Director, Miss Poles, stat
ed that the work had been a great
success, and that the teachers should
be commended for the interesting way
the courses were presented.
coming from the gymnasium with
their hair slicked back, or not combed
at all, and with a sparkling, new look,
as if they had just arisen. These lads
are the fall heroes of the campus, so
dead tired they can hardly walk; for
they are bruised, skinned, charley-
horsed, and very hungry; in fact, the
pangs of hunger are almost unbear
able. They may talk for a moment to
someone, but the eyes are turned to
ward the entrance of the dining hall.
Finally the bell lets out a toll and
the rush is on. Presently everyone
gets in and silently stands beside a
chair waiting for the blessing to be
given. Then a loud, scraping noise is
made by the chairs being pulled from
the table, and by the jingling and
clanging of plates and silverware. The
huge bowls are passed, first to the
girls (and some of them are heavy
eaters, too), and then to the boys,
the last one of which gets barely
enough. After each person has filled
his plate to his own satisfaction a
conversation will begin between a
couple, while some diners calmly
transport food to the mouth with
both hands, in order to supply that
eager demand and never speak or
make a move except with an over
loaded fork or spoon to the mouth.
A loud clang is heard and silence
once more prevails as the head-waiter
AN EVENING MEAL makes an announcement which does
By Jack Hodges
The five o’clock bell has finished its
last, long resounding rap and the
chimes die away very slowly. Already
the boys are beginning those last, few
minute “bull-sessions” in small groups
around and in front of Spilman. They
each want a synopsis on everything
in general which they might have
missed during the day. The gossip
about certain girls is eagerly heard,
as well as the complimentary facts,
to be weighed on the scale of criti
cism, placing each in a certain part
of the mind to be recalled at some
It isn’t long until you see boys
not concern you or anyone you know.
Then a very small bell is heard and
everyone jumps to his feet and dives
for the door to get out and stand in
front of Spilman to see, and to be
seen, by the girls as they come rush
ing out, where they just walk up and
down the street and sneak glances at
certain boys. This feeling of egoism
is finally satisfied as the bell rings for
study hour and each person retires to
his room for a “bull-session,” study,
or for sleep.
These two hours—the late after
noon and early evening—are repeat
ed for nine months and never seem
to grow old.
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Alas! The dream of the freshman
has come true. On Saturday, Septem
ber 30, the hope of the freshman be
came a reality. At 2 :00, the C-1 Class
assembled in front of Spilman pre
pared for the hike to Bailey. At last,
we were to experience our first , trip
to Bailey. To everyone, it was an oc
casion looked forward to with much
After answering the roll call and
listening to a few last-minute instruc
tions from our chaperones. Miss Bos
well and Mr. McLeod, we started on
our much anticipated but much
dreaded journey. We knew what a
task it would be, but we v/ere deter
mined to enjoy it to the fullest ex
tent. Since only a few of the boys
knew the route we were to take. Bill
Leister was chosen to lead us. We
started from the gymnasium and took
the road out by Mr. J. B. Huff’s. We
continued on this road and after
crossing a stream or two and stump
ing a few toes, we reached the point
where we were to change routes for
the second time. This change was the
beginning of the extreme mountain
climb which was to continue until we
reached our destination. Preparing
for this, we equipped ourselves with
sticks, found by the wayside, to make
it a bit easier to climb. Later, we
were happy at the thought of having
these, for they proved to be a great
help in ascending the mountain.
After about fifteen minutes of
walking, we were at the foot of Bai
ley, looking up with delight and fear.
But we did not mind, because we
were consoled with the thought that
before many hours we could look
back and admire Nature in all her
beauty and glory. With this thought
in mind, we started toward our goal.
Through fields, brush, and forests;
over fences and logs, we traveled at
the quickest possible pace—and be
fore we realized it, we were standing
on top of Bailey, admiring the beau
tiful scenery for miles about us.
Quite naturally, the first thing we
did was find a place where we could
sit and rest our weary bodies. At
last, we were there, but how we
G-II P I G N I G WAS
Hikers Go To Swinging Bridge;
Supper Served On Ground
The C-2 Class hiked to Swinging
Bridge Saturday, September 31, for
its first picnic of the year.
Swinging Bridge is about four
miles from Spilman porch usually,
but according to unrevealed persons
the mileage must be something
A picnic supper was served to the
travelers. It consisted of the usual
picnic indelicacies. Before the sup
per, some waders, led by Miss Sara
Young and Mr. Bill Martin, enjoyed
a foot-splashing in the stream which
babbles below the bridge.
Chaperones for the picnic were
Mrs. Burnett and Mr. King.
To Spread Wings
This year the chorus is planning to
use its legs as well as its voice. Plans
are being formulated for several
trips this season.
These trips are taken, not only for
the training of the students, but also
for the publicity of the school.
It is reported that the chorus is the
best in the history of the school. A
decided interest is being shown by
the members. Those who sing satis
factorily will be given a monogram.
Miss Coon, the director, seems
highly elated at the prospects. Mr.
King, popular new facultyite, has
been elected business manager of the
The first public appearance of the
chorus in the current season will be
on the Founder’s Day program.
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would ever regain enough energy to
go back was more than we knew.
While the girls were resting, the
boys gathered wood and built a fire.
This was the beginning of the most
important part of the hike—the eat
ing. By the time the fire was roaring,
everyone had reached the top and
Miss Boswell had begun preparing
the food. Before very long, everyone
was satisfying his hunger with the
delicious roasted weii.ers, boiled eggs,
After the food had been devoured,
and the fire had been quenched, we
started on our way down the other
side of the mountain. This was the
route we were to follow returning
home. When going down the steepest
part of the decline, the trees were a
great help in saving us from tumbling
head first down the mountain. This
we realized before going very far.
But before long, we were through
slipring and sliding and were ready
to walk for several miles.
About 7:15, we reached the dear
old Mars Hill campus. After studying
a hit and telling each other of the
wonderful trip, we were ready to lie
down and be tucked away in the arms
. f Morpheus.
It was a most delightful and enjoy
able trip for everyone and we sin
cerely hope that it won’t be very long
until we can hike to Bailey again.
NEW S. S. OFFIGERS
in peering around through oi
stormy weather eye we saw that elsi
chiles and kathyrn hollownot so we!
have gone pfttt but one meltin';
doesn’t make a whole winter.
tommie merrill is so up in the ail
that he wears an aviator’s uniform
all the time.
our opinion of dot m e s s e r has
changed since she had a date witl
james graves and then graves reposed f W
in the infirmary for two weeks. *11
wanted: one set of wave combs foi
bill nettles has a great reputatior
for gaining ground, but alice earlj
claims that she held him for two
hours on a date last night with less
than a foot to go.
lost: one tongue, if found pleaso
return to mary c. cornwell.
bunker might have been a cradle-'’^'®®
snatcher but that baby rocked the^
cradle on his toes, couldn’t he hav*'®^*"’®
we are not inquisitive but we would
like to know if jarvis lawrence is'^.
taking stuttering lessons in order that’’^’'^™
hihs iris not aroused against him.
we didn’t know that the telephone, ^
office had been converted into a bar-^
ber shop, but that’s the impression^^” '
we got when pauline wall shaved bob^^ ^
scruggs the other day. ayer
dash early was completely undone
when stout weakened Saturday nite^^^^.^
before he had escorted her safely to^j.
spilman and she had to hoof it out
alone, a close shave for the barber,
n.r.a. ideal: buy now
true fact: buy how?
the best course in a lot of schools
is the golf course.
The beautiful and inspirational
Sunday School Installation Service
held in the church auditorium Oc-
tober 1 was conducted by Mr. R. M.
Lee. The first program consisted of
three talks. The first, “My Responsi
bilities and Privileges as a Sunday
School Teacher,” was discussed by
Miss Wingert. “What I Expect of my
Sunday School Teacher” was the
subject of the talk of H. Clay Cox.
Mr. Lee spoke on the topic, “My Re
sponsibilities as a Sunday School Su
perintendent.” After these addresses,
Virgil, Julia, and H. Clay Cox sang
a special number. The service was
brought to a close when all Sunday
School teachers and officers came to
the front while Pastor Olive offered
a prayer of dedication.
How d’ya expect to
make an ‘A ’ that way?
Our Steaks arc never
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Dr. Sams Reads
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Prompt Efficient Service
Mars Hill Gleaners
Dr. Robert had no trouble adjusting
the livery of Heaven.
He had in his makeup all ingredients
of a saint.
The faith of a child.
The obedience of a slave.
The purity of a virgin.
The guilelessness of Nathaniel;
The meekness of Moses,
The patience of Job,
The religious fervor of Peter,
The loyalty of Jonathan,
The love of John.
With such as he there is no death.
What seemed so is transition.
He went to sjeep in blindness and
awoke in the effulgence of glory, i
He went to sleep reading Revelation
and awoke with all things reveal
Note: Read by Dr. Sams at funeral
services of Dr. Robert.
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J. F. AMMONS
MARS HILL, N. C.
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To the Circulation Manager of The Hilltop, Mars Hill College, th we
Mars Hill, N. C.
You will find enclosed the sum of one ($1.00) dollar, which
insures me The Hilltop for the coming year and Summer School.