Page Two THE HILLTOP, MARS HILL COLLEGE, MARS HILL, NORTH CAROLINA CThe HU-l-TOP "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. EDITORIAL STAFF Editor Managing Editor. Paul Early Orville Campbell Faculty Adviser Falk Johnson REPORTERS James Walker Sam Smith Lucile Long Mary Corpening E reth Johnson John Owen John Ball Ada Wall Mac Norwood Mary L. Herring Bill Blaine Virgina Cates Bill Duckworth Dorothy Lee Savage Helen Crutchfield Emily Patrick James Griggs Leah Oglesby Roger Bell TYPISTS David Middleton James Kirk BUSINESS STAFF Business Manager ..Banner Shelton Advertising Manager J- Evans Circulation Manager .Vernon Bixby Vol. XIII. SEPTEMBER, 17, 1938 No. 1 In divinity and love what is most worth saying cannot be said.—Coveniry Patmore. Prepare! Someone said this was just another custom, this welcoming of the Cl students to the Hill, but somehow it seems to be a great privilege. This is your first Hilltop and here we wish to pause and bid you really welcome. One year ago about this same time we C IPs were reading the same sort of article and were beginning to comprehend fully how delightful our stay at Mars Hill was to be. We were beginning to see the great opportunities that were to be ours in all sorts of fields of endeavor; and a great love foi* this stronghold of influential, practical Christianity was growing daily in us. It wasn’t emotional or superficial. We found this love to be real and a part of our lives. Those athletes in our group were finding fighting for Mars Hill a joy; our work of all kinds for the college was pleasant because We knew we were helping the college as we helped ourselves. Daily we formed friendships by associations which enriched our lives and ■hrhich have lasted and will last. As we entered into society work these friendships grew and our love of the Hill grew, for we realized that nowhere else were there any such active, interesting, and informa tive organizations of that kind. We learned to give and take; we learned so many things. But there were so many things that we missed. However in missing them, we did other things more thor oughly. This is the sort of welcome we wish to extend to you. Take advantage of your opportunities to serve, but never neglect the prime duty, classwork and regular study. If you are going to be happy to enjoy your extra-curricula work, you will have to do it on the assurance that your regular work is in good shape. With this word we wish you all success as you prepare to take our places on the campus next spring. It will come very soon, so realize you are preparing now, and good luck! —P.D.E. Campus Changes Our Own As this paper goes to press every student on our campus is thinking of the greatest leader that this school has ever known— our own beloved Dr. R. L. Moore. For the past several months this great Christian teacher has been in ill health, but he has gone on about his work and complained to no one. Several times already this year he has met his classes here on the campus when he should have been in bed. We of the staff have often wondered just where Mars Hill would be today had it not been for this unsung leader. It is possible that it could be just as great a college as it is now, but in our opinion we do not think that it would be. When a Mars Hill student leaves the campus the first question that he is usually asked, “How is Dr. Moore getting along?” Many of the most influential men and women in the business world today will tell you that he has enriched their lives to an immeasurable degree. Unselfish, willing to help everyone, loyal to worthy convic tions, and having a perfect faith and trust in Christ, he has made all who have known him love and honor him for what he is. Some who don’t really know Dr. Moore might ask what his reward for such a life might be. What greater reward could a man want than to watch such an institution as this, which he has during forty-one years led to the among junior colleges, really become a power also in Christian influence and education. We salute Dr. R. L. Moore as one of God’s truly great of this generation. We are joined by all who know him in appreciation for his life given to Mars Hill and for what he is continuing to mean to us all. May he be spared to us for many years in his usual vigor of body, mind and spirit. O.B.C. By John Ball Change, what someone has call ed the only certainty, has made itself known on the campus at Mars Hill this year. And well it might, for here is always wel comed anything that will serve to increase the potentialities of the educational program. The major problem in the past has been, and still is, the lack of space and equipment to ac commodate the many students who petition for admittance. The college has done its best not to deny any whom it could reason ably care for. The results have not always been convenient be cause the physical equipment is yet inadequate and becomes more so as the enrollment increases. This year the completion of the Edna Corpening Moore Dorm itory has been a step forward in relieving somewhat the problem of insufficient dormitory space for girls. This has also permitted the second floor of Treat to be remodelled for two studies, one for expression, the other for art. W’ith the expression studio moved from what is now the south wing of the auditorium, seating capacity there has been increased to take care of the extra number of students over last year. Another rearrangement result ing in an extra class room was the removal of Coach Roberts’ office into the room formerly oc cupied by visiting teams. In the future, visiting players will find their accommodations in the Wood cottage, directly behind the gym nasium. Nor was the college wholly forgetful of the boys this year. It has obtained two additional cottages for their use: Wharton cottage behind the library, and Buckner cottage opposite the en trance to the athletic field. Also two rooms were made available in President’s Blackwell’s new home at Edgewood. No doubt there is much di.sap- pointment among mosquitoes, moths, and other insect pests when they see the new screens on the windows of Melrose. Their hunting grounds will for a time be limited to Brown dormitory; but there, too, in a short time, will be erected an impassable barrier to any unwelcome winged creature. Despite attempts to increase the efficiency of the dining hall and kitchen, there still exists a serious need for further enlarge ment. The facility of the kitchen was greatly improved during the past summer by enlarging the floor space and most of all, the addition of an electric dish-wash er. The boys will enjoy the en largement of their entrance to the dining hall. The girls, too, will find their new entrance an improvement over the past. All that has been possible, tak ing into consideration what was available, has been done. Without this year’s additions and reorgan ization the college would certain ly be in a difficult position. The older students realize this and can perhaps more completely ap preciate the efforts being made to care for the increased enroll ment. To those who are new, we would suggest patience and co operation to the fullest in the program for the year now begin ning. Mars Hill college already has its niche in the hearts of those who know her. The years to come will see that niche deepened and made an everlasting monument to Christian education. AUTUMN TWILIGHT A streaked sky, all filled with rain— A windswept lawn that’s covei With leaves of dullest brov The pungent scent of pines; The heaviness of soggy grass. Wet morning-glory vines. A large old-fashioned garden Behind a crumbling wall; A little stone encircled pool. With autumn flowers, damp and Where tiny stars may fall. sweet— The scent of bmming leaves; A stalwart oak, deep bent with wind. A bird begins his evening song Upon a tree’s brown limb; The wind has died—the rain And raindrops from the eaves. gone. The sky’s left gray and di The whitest roses, wild and blown. Their petals on the ground; —Helen Crutchfield, Ramblers* Roost Here we go again studes, back to “ye ole grind.” Ah, college days — moccasins, daffy frocks, saddle oxfords, new hair-do’s, home-sick lassies and, we might add—lads . . . September again . . . Three months can change lots of things especially on the sen timental side. Could it be the heat of July or was it the cute girl and handsome life-guard that one is apt to meet while va cationing. Oh well, this is just routine news, but what has hap pened to last year’s circle-trotters? Let’s snoop a bit, shall we? . . . Louise Moore has found another Charles Atlas in the form of a he-man from Texas, his name is Bee-Bee and no stuff, this time it’s real . . . Lucy Lackey Lockett has lost her pocket and Kirk too There were no tears . . . Fay and Murray are off the bumpy road to love; we hear it’s a hand some fella from Raleigh . . Ain’t it worse but so much for that, let’s turn to newer romances . . . Roger Bell and Hilda Stoker have done been around the circle many a time . . . Bill Davis, the Casanova, has so-o-o many girls; you must eat Wheaties, Bill, nice going . . . Hocutt Goodman has another red-head this season, not bad Hocutt, not bad . . . Monk’s present and past girl friends are rooming together, woe is you. Monk, wow! . . . By the way, this year’s crop of misses are dee vine but where are the men to date ’em, oh where, oh where can they be . . . all the boys have fallen in love and with a very lovely lady, Mrs. Jelks; they say she is a—well. Mammy .... “Flash” Gill acquired his nick name by swishing around so, in the dining-room, he carries one whole plate at a time, isn’t he wunnerful ... Things ’an stuff . . . “Butch” has a new step, I think it’s the Jello shag, “Tear It Down” . . . the girls’ new dorm looks swell but not near as swell as what it holds . . . the presi dency of the Crude society hangs between Kays Gary and Royal Jennings, may the worst man win ... We heard a cute one the other day: “Tody” Wall asked Sam Smith where he was from and he answers, “I’m a little Stiff from Bowling.” Cute people . . . Our choices from this week’s wax discs are Skinner Ennis’ “Lamp light,” and Benny Goodman’s “One O’clock Jump.” How about writing to the “Top of the Morn ing” in Asheville and represent M.H.C. again this year; you get SO IT SEEMS By Orville Campbell Thingumabobs: Another yeai new faces—new smiles—eve one in a happy spirit—seniors turning and greeting old friei and teachers—new students ing to become accustomed things—the freshmen class year is tops—luck to you—do get homesick — remember y came here for an education although you may be away fi “your one and only” for ab nine months you can truly that it was worth it when you turn—after you know every! and get into the general run things you will find that this the best place in the world—a rightly so, because it really is. Thoughts while strolling: S the well known “Chilie” Si mey on the circle—Already up his old tricks—’Tis rumored t Dean Carr asked Mr. Sumt when he registered this yi what he wanted to have put do for his life’s work—His only ply was that he had already tl everything but law, so he wo start out by trying that— Summer I looked forward to i ing the new girls dormitory Several times I tried by half cl ing my eyes to picture what finished product would look I —It was beyond all expectati and due credit shoud be gii President Blackwell, Mr. Tfl ^ and others who were really ^ sponsible — While twiddling thumbs between classes, I ha long talk with John Lewis—I i already all aglow over the y« I book this year and with his a j ity it should be tops—Have j ^ ever noticed the friendly attiti of some people and the unfriel *■ ly attitude of others—Don’t f get that the first impression the one that really sticks and i your best to make it a good o: I wonder if you’ve read this —My appreciation if you ha FOOTBALL LINGO Delayed Buck—One lent to friend. Backward Pass—An “F” av age. Quarterback—Minor refund. Halfback—Man on his w; home. Touchdown—Bend over. Wide Sweep—Big broom. Single Wingback—Well forr j buzzard. to hear your name over the ra 'j anyhoo ... ( Ancient Eggs and Boo-Kays . The new voice teacher is o! s with a capital O . . . It’s rej ] awful that Scotty Andrews j ] comes up for summer schc ] Don’t you think so, boys??? ll Ballard, cause of many a quive ing heart gave the co-eds a ; when he started squiring a to girl about . . . Well, this is for now, folksies. See ya n time. ' Yore’s, ’ , Hoke Wall'