THE HILLTOP, MARS HILL COLLEGE. MARS HILL, NORTH CAROLINA
"Plain Living and High Thinking"
Published semi-monthly during the school year by the students of
Mars Hill College. Subscription price 50c per semester.
Entered at the Post Office, Mars Hill, N. C., as Second Class Matter
February 20, 1926.
so IT SEEMS
Bjr Orville Campbell
Alumni Reporter .
Faculty Adviser ...
—. Bill Angell
J. A. McLeod
J. R. Evans
Jim White Helen Crutchfield Ada Wall
Emeth Johnson Sara Hopper Mac Norwood
Roger Bell David Middleton
Thoughts while strolling:
Wandered into chapel late yester
day and had the embarrassment
of being the focus of a number
of glares—Bumped into Mr. King
today—^he’s still all aglow over
the radio programs and rightly
so!—Saw Eugene Brissie in the
well known Spilman parlor.—
While twiddling my thumbs be
tween classes, I peeked into Non-
Eu Hall and tried by halfclosing
my eyes to imagine what the fin
ished product will look like; but
not even I could visualize the
gracious and charming hall it’s
going to be. Guess I’ll just have
to wait, but I certainly am curi
Purple iris; springtime rain;
Moonlight on the snow;
A sleepy bird call, sweet and thin.
When the sun sinks low.
Garden paths; a white-washed gate;
A cottage on a hill;
Red geraniums in full bloom
Upon the window sill.
Early stars; a stately pine;
A child’s eyes filled with light;
Polished floors that seem aglow;
Rainfall in the night;
New-mown hay that’s fragrant still;
The azure sky above;
These are things that bring real joy
These are thingfs I love.
In The Junk
APRIL 30, 1938
Finding One’s Place
What is the purpose of a liberal college education? This question
has come into the minds of many college students. The purpose of a
liberal training is to fit the student for any task—^be it large or
small. He must also be ready to change, if necessary, from one task
to another without serious loss.
A majority of students upon entering college have definitely de
cided upon their field of work. Their minds are made up to do one
set thing and nothing can change their way of thinking. Yet, there
are some students who are puzzled even when graduation day comes.
No matter what we plan to do in life, we must not be misfits. If
your father is a lawyer, do not follow into his footsteps unless you
think that you are best fitted for this profession.
When we decide what places we want to fill in life, let us ask our
selves two questions. First, “Are we going to work for quick returns
or are we going to work for self-satisfaction?” Are we thinking of
the first job we will hold after we leave college or are we thinking
of the one we will hold at fifty? If we are expecting rich returns
upon leaving college, then it was even useless for us to come to
Secondly, we may ask, “Are we going to think of ourselves, or are
we going to work for the entire social order?” If the latter is our
aim, we will not be satisfied with any business or profession that
does not help the welfare of society.
Whatever we do, let us remember that unless we are accurate,
prompt, and willing to accept responsibility, we will never climb to
a higher position.
In choosing our profession let us follow a famous saying of Presi
dent Garfield: “I mean to make myself a man, and if I succeed in
that, I will succeed in everything else.” q g ^
Before many hours junior-
senior will be in full swing.
Rumor—well founded—has it that
this years’ will be tops. Many new
styles in dress will be seen. Inci
dentally, junior-senior is an oc
casion that has been greatly an
ticipated and enjoyed by Mars
Hill students for years. As far
back as I can remember I’ve been
looking forward to attending this
affair but feared until recently
that it would be one ambition I
could never fulfil. My, how dif
ferently one sees things after a
few years! Looking back and
William Kyles, pretiJi
From 'way out in!
Bill Kyles. Bill was(|i
Idaho, and attended
mar and high school
ing his high school a
ried away many ho|
being a member ol
boxing team, he i
manager and a rep;
school paper. Before
high school Bill took
vacation of three y|i
which time his exp^ i
many and varied. He
Well as I live and breathe and
try to keep my glasses clean to ^ ^
keep from giving people dirty I of his time travdii^i
looks, if it isn’t the Junior-Senior trip to California (I
thinking how big you thought you Banquet. Ah, it all appears clear five times during
were only to find out that there to me now. I shall snoop a bit years. He became tii
are many people who have ac- and see what the deer (pardon) ing and traveling
complished more things than you little juniors are doing in the went back to high sJ'
have. Getting back to junior- way of . . . shall we say social ish in 1937 ^
senior. Making it a local affair affairs (?). Well, here we go June Almond, rice-,
with no outside speakers is a fine folks, so hold your hats and hang June has lived all o
• Andrews, N. C., wk
. I Howard you like to tended both grammi
Thmgamabobs: Ada Wall’s have Lee up all the time. Ah, life school. She was grai
unequaled style and neatness es so cruel . . . how could you high school in 1937
along with her charm—Vosburgh’s stood it? Then there’s that little, student. During her
unique name—J. R. Evan’s wim, tiny couple who have to stand up career she took an a(
wigor, and witality—And room- on the back row to see the dramatics, debating
mate Ellen’s unassuming smile— movies. That’s 0. K. Margaret June entered Mars 1
The congeniality of Lena Sue and Martin; you’ll grow up ’n be and now is concentn
Shermer and Catharine Etheridge big some day! . . . There was study of medicine 1
Ignes Isenhour’s persistant a measly little boy and now I pi.-.-l—■ r, . J
good nature — Council Pinnell’s there is a measly little girl!
gay greeting always—The good Explain yourself. Earline
Elizabeth is a repr(
nature of Monk Critcher — Bill Sam Byrd is now singing, ‘“The 5
Davis’s smile and attitude—The Miller’s Daughter Ruby Lynn ” ” , ^“'•'"ville, .N
affectedne.ss nf *i,„ J. , karly age she lived fo
if you’ve read this far—My ap
preciation if you have.
In any undertaking, co-operation is of primary importance to
success. Those taking part in the work must with one accord strive
for the same goals. Then only will be real success—in the effort
which has been given the full co-operation of every person Involved.
Throughout this year we of the staff have been given every bit of
co-operation possible from faculty, students and printer. It is be
cause of this exceptional attitude that The Hilltop has obtained any
degree of success. In our work, the aid and advice given us by Mr.
J. A. McLeod especially has been beneficial on this edition. He has
spent hours in discussing plans with us and our thanks go to him
for this co-operation. To name all members of our faculty who have
this same spirit of service would be to name every one. Why then
shouldn’t Mars Hill stand in a place of greatness among colleges?
The essentials are here and this co-operative work has given the in
evitable result. Therefore we are commending the co-operation that
has been made so evident to us. We have discovered it to be the
ordinary and yet vital spark which has resulted in success in Mars
Why could not we as students come into a fuller understanding
of the importance and usefulness of this same co-operative attitude?
ur undertakings, which do reach so great a degree of success, will
increase in meaning and worth to us, just as we individually and in
groups strive to co-operate with our fellow workers. That is our
plea, because these results already seen have been so encouraging-
affectedness of some people— Sam’s the fellow who liked “Ilur- Winof '
The unaffectedness of others— ricane,” ’member? . . Other day • « em. but
Summer is on its way—I wonder |'n Treat, White sho’ did fall for r*^*"**”®*^ school whil
Ethel—right backwards on the ^*‘®®nville, N. C. Lata
floor, whatta ya think that lunch to Raleigh, where
hour is, Ethel, gym class? . . . Needham Broughton h
Then there’s the story about Sam in hio-h t-u
Smith who told Mary that there ^
was a time when starvation was r”^"^
staring him in the face . . . The president of the
sweet little thing said, “Gee, it ^ member of mai
must have been very unpleasant ganizations. She was g
for both of you.” I’ll mark you 1937
In looking back over the past
year, it seems only yesterday that
we Juniors came to Mars Hill.
I will never forget the cordial
welcome which was given me by
those dignified upper-classmen.
Their friendliness toward me I ” ' —
and their untiring effort to help r^
me will always live long in my
memory. As you leave us
By the way, have you heard
mayl^^°“*^ T. W, Ellis . . . He re-
you carry your high ideals with | gave Vivian a clock for ^°'^>'ty,
her birthday because she said Brown
you. May you show that same
self respect to others that you
have shown to us. If you do, then
success is guaranteed.
Henry Brown, treaim
Although born ii
N. C., H«
early age. Th
Due May Tenth
Candidates for positions
on the staff of the 1938-39
Hilltop must file a written
application for the office
with Eugene Brissie by May
10. The staff will be elected
by the student body and
will take office next year.
Anyone is eligible for the
positions. The positions to
be filled are: Editor, Man
aging Editor, Sports Editor,
Business Manager, and Cir
The literary edition of
The Hilltop will come out
. - moved
that she liked rings . . . James at an
Kirk to Lucy Lackey, “I willL„„. .
Lu-cy my heart to you if you’ll grammai
Lack-ey me a little bit.” . . . Some While in
pun, eh folksies! . . . This Easter Henry went out for
spirit has got into my mind and l a big way. He played
think some store should adver- ball and baseball,
tise as follows: “Buy your stuff •
here and get your bunnies worth.” presic
That’s very, very bunny! How am monogram club,
I doing? . . . Maybe I’d better celled not only in al
get back to my work. Lemme see. also as a school leadi
Oh Yeah, Mary Helen says James’| vice-president of both
son won t do, Dick s son won’t
do, and Pete’s son won’t do. It’s.
gotta be John’s son . . . Some graduated in 193:
folks like “June in January,” but
John Lewis likes June in any
month . . . Ho hum, better I
should be a clam digger!
Time staggers on . , . Harold
Early’s father is probably saying
Margaret is Robin-son’s heart.
(Well, I thought that was pretty
good . . . That’s what I get for
Ah spring, ah flowei
ah phooey! Guess I’ll
and as the clerk
customer, bye now!
Yours till Leeper
P. S. Guess I fooled