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JAN. 24
^Ke Hilltop
Published By The Students of Mars Hill College
JAN. 14-21
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NO. 7
1 “B’’
iVluch Progress Made
Pn Girls’ Dormitory
koof To Be Completed Soon;
1 “B”
Students To Pay For
After an absence of two weeks,
rp^^^nuch progress on the new girls
lormitory can be noted. Rapidly
t has taken size, shape, and form
nd it gives an entirely different
pew north of the main campus.
I Already the building has cost
ipproximately forty thousand
lollars, and will cost a possible
7fty thousand more before its
Eventual completion. It is under-
tood that the steel in the new
milding has already cost more
ban the administration building
;ompleted as it now stands. It
VFB'ill have all of the modern con
veniences of steam-heat, hot and
I^O^old running water in every room,
j^,„;^aths on every floor, and will be
■ntirely fireproof. It will be the
argest building on the campus,
U-'(’r.s”iaving about sixty - five rooms
ind accommodating one hundred
fwcnty persons, students and
jcachers. It will be the largest
WIiRind best building in Madison
With the funds received from
’riends and donors of the college,
he building has been completed
.0 the extent of the putting on of
.he roof without creating a debt
j-jjg borrowing of money. Mars
^ill is indeed grateful to those
vho have so kindly contributed
^ ;o the cause, and hopes that more
nay become interested enough to
share in the pride of its com-
Dletion by their gifts.
(Continued on Page 4)
jVIurphy, Sinclair Are
iVew Clio-Phi Leaders
Marie Murphy, of Southern
_?ines, N. C., was elected presi
^ent of the Clio Literary Society
I|t their regular meeting Decem-
)er 16. She succeeds Mary Lou
Umond, who had served two terms
n succession as president.
Other officers elected are as
follows: Martha Moore, first vice-
>resident; Helen Smith, second
'ice-president; Virginia Francis,
•pcording secretary; Ruth Eller,
■erresponding secretary; Billie C.
lenderson, censor; Marie Comp-
on, chaplain; Betsy Ross Neilson,
»ianist; Julia Chiles, treasurer,
rhe marshalls elected were Ruth
-4llark, chief, Nell Cook, and Ruth
•'^■''^cKelvey. The critics are: lite-
ary, Christine Browning; music,
Icbecca Hollowell; expression,
leorgia Bailey; program commit-
ee, Mildred Hawley and Cynthia
I'ane Hemke; Altha Smith, poster
IWCyhairman, Katy Ruth Grayson,
ind Elizabeth Rigsby,
j Clarence Sinclair, of East Flat
lock, N. C., was elected presi-
jent of the Philomathian Literary
iociety at their regular meeting
jn December 10. He succeeds W.
• The following officers were
llso elected at that time: Jesse
Joore, vice-president; Joe Rad-
jord, recording secretary; Charles
teid, treasurer; William Bates,
pnsor; James Gann, Seer; McLeod
.Jryan, chaplain; Fred Taylor,
_Jnglish and expression critic;
■^oyd Farthing, collector; William
ledlin, fines collector; Jarvis
id 4
L .
eague, janitor; marshalls, J. E.
?ate and Page Bryan; librarian,
ack Michael; Clyde Carr, pianist;
fanner Shelton, chorister; Wil-
■ram Prentiss, reporter.
Lieberman Wins First
Place In Tournament
Mars Hill Also Carries First
Places In The Other
Eddie Lieberman, of Green
wood, S. C., won first place in the
grand finals of after-dinner speak
ing at the Strawberry Leaf Fes
tival, which was held at Winthrop
College in December. Mars Hill
carried off several first places in
preliminary rounds and made a
good showing in everything that
was entered.
According to statistics released
at Winthrop, the following repre
sentatives won places. Eddie Lie
berman, first place in grand fi
nal and Dixie final of after-dinner
speaking; Flowers Clark, first
place in second division of de
baters; John Ball, Warren Smith,
Thomas Freeman, Jesse Moore,
Ruth Martin, and Eugene Brissie
won rounds in extempore, oration
and impromptu. Cynthia Jane
Hempke won second place in three
rounds of poetry reading.
Rpresentatives from thirty-five
colleges and universities ranging
from as far north as Dartmouth
University; as far south as Stet
son University, and as far west
as Oklahoma University. The
range extended as far east as the
Atlantic Seaboard and eight states
were represented.
A number of local debates have
taken place among the group since
(Continued on Page 4)
Results of the student night pro
grams, that were discussed before
the holidays, are reported as hav
ing been very successful. A total
of 36 programs were held in va
rious home churches with 50 stu
dents participating.
Those programs gave the stu
dents the opportunity to reveal
what they had received while be
ing affiliated with the B. S. U.
in some way. In these programs
the students explained the func
tions of the various religious ac
tivities and spoke in regard to
their personal benefits from these
Those participating in the va
rious churches were: Billy Blaine,
Cleobelle Moore, Franklin Bap
tist Church, Franklin, N. C.; Mac
Norwood, Johnson M e m o ri a 1
Church, Raleigh, N. C.; Howard
Cates, First Baptist Church, Bur
lington, N. C.; Mary Ruth Hardy,
First Baptist Church, Henderson
ville, N. C.; Ellen King, Jones
boro Valley Baptist Church, Lei
cester, N. C.; Virginia Anne Cra-
ver, Booneville Baptist Church,
Booneville, N. C.; Catherine Eth
eridge, Atlanta, Ga.; Mary Eliz
abeth Stonestreet, Mocksville Bap
tist Church, Mocksville, N. C.;
Mary Flack Jordon, Laurinburg,
N. C.; Marie Powers, Jay Moore,
Bill Baucom, St. Pauls, N. C.;
Aileen Kennedy, Central Baptist
Church, Greenville, S. C.; Katy
Ruth Grayson, Forest City, N. C.;
Wylda Wynne, First Baptist
Church, Erwin, Tenn.; Gaither
Aydeler, James White, Henry Lee
Brown, Blackwell Memorial
Church, Elizabeth City, N. C.;
Sarah Lee Hopper, Ed Spangler,
First Baptist Church, Shelby, N.
C.; Vernon Bixby, Bristol, Tenn.;
Edith Smith, Altha Smith, Ruth
McKelney, Stanley, N. C.; Rich
ard Geeslin, Culthbert, Ga.; Har
old Lindsay, Duncan Baptist
Church, Greenville, S. C.; Lydia
Mayberry, Statesville, N. C.; Joe
Radford, Cain River, N. C.; Rus
sell Harris, David Harris, Gibson,
N. C.; Wayne Oates, First Bap
tist Church, Kannapolis, N. C.;
Daphne Penny, Louise Berry, Tab
ernacle Baptist Church, Raleigh,
N. C.; Jane Craddock, Cary Bap-
(Continued on Page 4)
Dramateers Present Pageant; Candlelight
Serviee, Parties Precede Christmas Holidays
Exam. Schedule
All English 1 and 3 classes, i
Friday P. M., Jan. 14. Classes;
meeting at: 8:15 M. W. F.—;
Sat. A. M. Jan. 16. !
3:00 P. M.—M. W. F., Sat.|
p. M. :
8:15 T.T.S.—Mon. A. M. Jan.:
9:16 M.W.F.—Mon. P. M.
9:15 T.T.S.—Tues. A. M. Jan.
10:15 M.W.F.—Tues. P. M.
10:15 T.T.S.—Wed. A. M. Jan.
1:00 M.W.F.—Wed. P. M.
2:00 M.W.F.—Thurs. A. M.
Jan. 20.
1:00 T.T.S.—Thurs. P. M.
2:00 T.T.S.—^Fri. A. M. Jan.
All 7:30 classes will meet
Friday afternoon, January 21;
all health education exams will
be held January 13 from 3:00
to 4:00. Chapel hour will be
observed from 8:15 to 8:30.
B. S. U. Uses Ideas
From Questionnaires
A questionnaire was offered by
the B. S. U. in chapel some time
ago and the returns have been,
and are being used as useful sug
gestions from the students. In
other words, the B. S. U., as it
begins a new year, is going to
use the suggestions offered by the
students in a constructive man
ner to give the student body what
it most desires.
The schedule for the new year
and remainder of the school term
is as follows:
January 16—Election of new
Sunday School officers.
January 22—Installation of the
new officers.
January 31 — The Sunday
School study-course begins and
continues through February 4.
These courses are to be taught
by two of our state workers and
members of our own faculty.
The first week in March: There
will be a week of evangelistic em
phasis. It was hoped that we might
get Mr. Chester Swor to lead the
(Continued on Page 4)
Addt Classes
President Moore, who for some
time now has been absent from
his Greek classes, has announced
that he will also teach a class in
economics of the Bible and in
mathematics during the next
“Swell” Representation
Mars Hill attended the Straw
berry Leaf Festival some thirty
representatives strong. One first
place was carried off in the finals
by the local forensic squad and
many first places were won in
preliminary rounds.
Fail To,Return
Several students failed to re
turn to school after the holidays.
Among these were Bob Bellinger,
most efficient Business Manager
of The Laurel, and our own
Editor, A1 Bellinger. Others that
failed to return were A1 Myer,
Helen Gibbs, and Walter Prescott,
the latter two on account of ill
Carry On
Quite a few of the students re
mained on the campus during the
holidays and kept the home fires
burning. Prom all reports, how
ever, the holidays were spent in
a lively manner, especially at the
New Year’s party.
Students To Leave
The campus will be minus
several outstanding students at
the beginning of the second
semester. As they move on to con
tinue their work elsewhere, may
they have the best of luck.
Staff Entertained
The Hilltop parties are few and
far between, but j'udging from the
talk among staff members, all
had a huge time at the one at
tended j’ust before the holidays.
The staff was entertained in the
home of Mr. and Mrs. McLeod.
New Addition To Faculty
Miss Estelle Rush, of Clyde,
N. C., is a recent addition to the
faculty, as secretary to the
Bursar. She takes the place left
vacant by Wylma Fynn.
Mr. Stafford, pastor at River
side Baptist Church, Asheville,
before the holidays, took charge
of the classes left vacant by the
death of Miss Hodges.
New Year Brings Lots—Exams
As we greet another year, we
greet it with the expressions that
are so characteristic of exami
nations. Faculty members spent
the holidays in making out exam
questions and the students spent
their time dreading them. Well,
they are here, so here’s to each
and every one of you. Happy
landing! !
Entire Expression Depart
ment Participates In Play
On Nativity.
Glee Club And String En
semble Present Program
of Music.
Many students participated in
the several Christmas programs
and entertainments given by the
Expression Department, Glee Club
and String Ensemble, and other
organizations during the week
proceeding the holidays. The
Christmas Pageant including all
members of the Expression group,
the Candlelight Service by the
musical group, and several parties
were given on December 11, 12,
and 13 and 14 respectively.
As the first observance of
Christmas season, Saturday night,
December 11, in the auditorium,
the beautiful story of the three
wise men, the shepherds, and the
birth of Christ were worked to
gether into a Devotional Pageant
by the entire expression group.
The stage had a very effective
setting for the manger scene with
a background of fir trees. The
stories of the three groups were
fitted together as the shepherds
led the wise men to the manger
and the New-Born King, follow
ing the guiding star.
On Sunday night, December 12,
in the church, the Glee Club and
String Ensemble presented a spe
cial Christmas Candlelight Serv
ice of devotional music. The pro
gram was divided into several
(Continued on Page 4)
Library Gets Volumes
On Ghosts, Sonnets
Books By Crawford And
Auslander Are Added
To Library.
“WJiat is a ghost?” James Joyce
answers, “One who has faded into
impalpability through death,
through absence, through change
of manners.”
. “If I were you, I would never
tell ugly stories about ingenious
ways of killing people, for you
never can tell but that someone at
the table may be tired of his or
her nearest and dearest. I have
always blamed myself for Mrs.
Pratt’s death and I suppose I
was responsible for it in a way . . .
If I had not told that story she
might be alive yet. That is why the
thing screams at me, I fancy.”
How would you like to be haunt
ed by a skull—go to bed at night
—see it—hear it? F. Marion
Crawford tells of this ghastly ex
perience in “The Screaming
Skull” from the new and popular
“Chiller,” The Haunted Omnibus.
The book is illustrated in the most
creepy manner conceivable and
contains an excellent collection of
ghost stories from some of the
very best “chill” writers.
Those of you who have never
been guilty of being in love—and
how nice to be guilty of that—
stop reading this little article right
now because love sonnets should
never be read by such unfortu
nate persons.
“Alas, how Love incessantly
persists I
All day, all night, a thousand
times I turn
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