WELCOME TO 47S JUNIORS CTKe MONTAGUE UBRART Mars Hill Con*}S«.,.= FOUNDERS DAY OCTOBER 15 Published By The Students Of Mars Hill College VOL. XIII. mars hill, north CAROLINA, SEPTEMBER 17, 1938 No. 1 W. R. WAGONER PRESENTS AIMS OF B.S.U. AT CHAPEL PROGRAM NEW PRESIDENT President Explains Group And Part Played In College Activities Since every Tuesday is student day in chapel, the first student program was put on by the B. S.U. on September 13. The pro gram was opened by the singing of “Must Jesus Bear the Cross Alone?” after which W. R. Wag oner, president of the B.S.U., ex plained just what the B.S.U. is, and what part it plays in the campus life. The initials B.S.U., explained Mr. Wagoner, are in terpreted Baptist Student Union which is composed of various unit organizations on the campus. Since Christ is the foundation on which all things are based, Mr. Wagoner showed on a chart that Christ is the root of the tree with the numerous religious activities as limbs. These officers of the various unit organizations com pose the B.S.U. council of which there are nineteen members. Ex pressing a desire for students to feel free to call on these members at any time for suggestions and help, Mr. Wagoner introduced each separately, who are as fol lows: ’ ' ■ First vice-president' of the B. S.U., Katy Ruth Grayson; second vice-pre.sident, Elizabeth C o p - pedge; seconding secretary, Mary Ruth Hardy; corresponding sec retary, Bill Angell; ministerial conference, Charles Trentham; volunteer band, Lela Mae Kelly; town representative, Polly Huff; president of college church, John McGee; secretary, Betty Nor wood; treasurer, Sara Lou Smith; superintendent of Sunday school. Bill Davis; assistant superintend ent, Banner Shelton; secretary, Rachel Templeton; director of B.T.U., McLeod Bryan; assistant director. Daphne Penny; secre tary, Nancy Winston; president of Y.W.A., Mabel Ruth Harrell; secretary, Helen Crutchfield. For the Scripture reading a few verses of the fourteenth chapter of John was selected by Mr. Wagoner, who chose the verse, “I I am the way, the truth, and the (Continued to page 4) f Furniture Completes Beauty Of Dormitory Through the aid of friends, members of the faculty, and var ious organizations, the new Edna Corpening Moore dormitory is almost completely furnished, and has taken its place along with Spilman, Treat, and Rivermont as a home for girls. The girls in the new dormitory appreciate the privilege they have of rooming in this beautiful new building. A real home-like spirit prevails. Their rooms are furnished with maple furniture, book-cases, hot and cold running water in every room, trunk ele vator and incinerator service on every floor, all of which combines to make the new dormitory the largest and best building in Mad ison county. The rooms are being decorated to bring out the beauty of the furniture, floor, walls, and windows. There are other rooms (Continued to page 4) Soci.AL Calendar Sept. 17—Movie, “Perfect Specimen.” Sept. 24—Movie, “Subma rine D-1.” Sept. 26-30—B.T.U. Study Courses. Oct. 1—Little Philharmonic Orchestra. Oct. 6—Jitney Players in “Rip Van Winkle.” Oct. 8—Wingate college— (Football Game). Oct. 15—Founders Day. Nov. 8—Davidson college “B” team : (Football Game). Reception Theme Is All Get Acquainted ♦ Elizabeth Coppedge Manages Successful Party For Students ♦ Under the able dii’ection , of Miss Elizabeth Coppedge, approx imately 700 students were in at tendance at the annual get-ac quainted reception which was .sponsored by the Baptist Student Union last Saturday evening. Those attending entered the parlors of Treat dormitory thru an arch of welcome where they were greeted by a receiving line composed of Dr. and Mrs. R. L. Moore, President and Mrs. Hoyt Blackwell; W. R. Wagoner, pres ident of the B.S.U.; Miss Katy Ruth Grayson, vice-president of the B.S.U.; Dr. and Mrs. 0. E. Sams; Dean I. N. Carr; and Miss Caroline Biggers, dean of women. From the parlors those present passed to different points on the campus where they were greeted by groups of the faculty and stu dent officers. After the introductions all guests assembled in the college auditorium and divided into 12 groups, each group having to present a stunt for the entertain ment of the others. During the course of the evening 12 cou ples dressed as peasant refresh ment vendors moved among the guests serving punch and cake. A good time was had by all and the general comment was that it was one of the best receptions ever held on the campus. DR. RALPH HERRING ADDRESSES 83RD SESSION OPENING HERE College Will Gon(iuct B.T.U. Study Courses ♦ state Training Union Lead ers Will Teach Classes At Mars Hill Professor Hoyt Blackwell, who will be formally installed as Presi dent of Mars Hill college on Founders Day, October 15, with Dr. Frank Porter Graham as the principal speaker. Other events of the day will include a sympo sium on the small Christian col lege and current trends in edu cation, a football game with West ern Carolina Teachers college, a reception by President and Mrs. Blackwell, and a play by the Mars Hill college players in the outdoor theatre. NON SOCIETY ELECTS GAIL MEMOS LEADER Ada Wall Becomes Vice- President To Fill Vacancy Mary Gail Menius was unani mously elected C-I president of the Nonpareil Literary Society, in a call meeting on September 8, to fill out the term left vacant by the failure of Martha Ellen to return to school this year. Since Miss Menius was chosen vice-president in the spring elec tion, this office was left vacant by her election as president. Ada Wall was chosen to fill this posi tion and Lila Ruth Sullivan was elected to serve as chorister in Miss Wall’s place. Both the Nonpareil and Clio societies have begun this year with a bang and both of them are showing a fine spirit. Prom September 26-30, the Mars Hill college B.T.U. under the direction of McLeod Bryan, will conduct its annual study courses. This training course will bring to the campus a group of outstanding Baptists of the state as teachers. Included among these will be Miss Mabel Starnes, Associate B. T. U. Director of North Carolina. Miss Starnes’ coming to Mars Hill will mark her return to work following her recent serious ill ness. For the several years that Mars Hill has been conducting the training courses they have proved entirely successful, having always had the full cooperation of the student body. The year’s B.T.U. work of the college has gotten off to a fine start, and there are plans for the most successful year in the his tory of the college. The nine presidents of the campus B.Y.P. U. ’s have begun their year’s work. They are as follows: Elliot Un ion, Orville Campbell; John Lake Union, Wilda Wynne; Winnette Union, Dorothy Drake; Howard Roper Union, James Kennedy; Apex Union, Marie Epley; Hust lers I Union, Lydia Mayberry; Blackwell Union, James Picker ing; Robert L. Moore Union, Wil lis Bennett; Hustlers II Union, Iva West. The Excelsior Union, which had only two members at the close of the session last year is being re organized. Also a new union has been organized which meets in the Treat parlor. Its name has not as yet been chosen. The general officers, who are: Daphne Penny, associate direc tor; Nancy Winston, secretary; and Mary Gail Menius, corres ponding secretary, have cooper ated excellently with McLeod Bryan, director. Mr. Bryan has proven himself to be a very cap able leader and is to be congrat ulated upon his fine work. OLD GRADS Off the campus, but remem bered well here, are many of the class of ’38. Probably Wake For est received the largest number of graduates and three former so ciety presidents are rooming to gether there. They are: Ex-Editor Eugene Brissie of The Hilltop, Bob Howard and Council Pinnell. WELCOME, NEW TEACHERS! New faculty members have al ready become a very welcome and accepted part of college life here. The Hilltop wishes to take this opportunity to welcome them and wish them a most pleasant and useful stay here on the Hill. * CONGRATULATIONS! Elizabeth Coppedge and her associates really did a good job on the Get-Acquainted-Reception of last Saturday. Our heartiest congratulations to them — and thanks for a very wonderful time. MINISTERIAL GROUP MEETS On Monday evening, Rev. How ard Hall preached a most inspir ing sermon to the Mars Hill min isterial students in the homilet ics class. This class instructs such students in preaching, as Mr. Vernon Wood criticizes style, thought, and presentation in an instructive manner. GREAT YEAR AHEAD New students deserve another note of interest. It seems the C IPs aren’t even needed, as one notices the activities and abilities of these new students as they take hold and fill places on the campus. Mars Hill’s greatest year must be ahead. WHILE IT LASTS Fair warning is hereby given by the staff and management for all C-I’s unaware of weather con ditions at Mars Hill to take ad vantage of warm weather while it lasts. The Hill had snow in Oc tober last year! Five Additions To Faculty Are Noted; Dr. Moore Teaches Classes REGISTRAhoN GAINS Largest Enrollment In His tory Reaches Nearly 800 At Present The 83rd session of Mars Hill college began Thursday morning, September 8, with a program in the college chapel at which Dr. Ralph Herring, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Winston-Salem, was the principal speaker. Dr. Herring told the more than 700 students present to make the precepts of the Bible control in their education. He chose as his text Proverbs 6:20-21, “My son, keep thy father’s commandments, and forsake not the law of thy mother; Bind them continually upon thine heart, and tie them about thy neck.” President Hoyt Blackwell pre sided at the services and led in the opening prayer. Before Dr. Herring spoke. Miss Elizabeth Ellison, of the voice department, sang “A Voice Crying In The Wil derness,” by Scott. The college opened this year with the largest enrollment in its history. At the close of the second day of registration more than 700 students had enrolled, an increase of approximately 100 over the number enrolled at the same date last year. Registration was about 760 on Thursday. Several members of the’ facul ty began their duties Thursday. J. B. Howell, an M.A. graduate of the University of North Car olina became associate professor of mathematics; Miss Elizabeth Ellison, a graduate of Bessie Tift College Training school of Louis ville, Ky., and Syracuse univer sity, is a member of the music faculty in the departmenlt of voice; H. Raworth Walker, Jr., of Augusta, Ga., and honor graduate of Furman university, and formerly assistant in chem istry there, will be assisted in the department of chemistry; Falk Johnson, an M.A. graduate of (Continued to page 4) McLeo(i Bryan Leads Boys Council Group McLeod Bryan was elected president of the Student Coun cil at their first meeting of the 1938-39 session, September 7. McLeod Bryan is the son of George W. Bryan of Garner, N. C., and is director of the B.T.U. in the college. The Student Council this year is made up of the following nine members: Paul Hudson, Morgan- ton, N. C.; Bryan Leeper, Dallas, N. C.; W. P. Hall, Asheville, N. C.; Eddie Russell, New Bern, N. C.; W. R. Wagoner, Clemmons,, N. C.; Roger Bell, Gastonia, N. C.; David Harris, Newell, N. C.p Chas. Taylor, DeFuniack Springs^. Fla. Work done by these boys in keeping order and tagging mis demeanor cases is very beneficial to the school, and boys picked are of the highest character.