North Carolina Newspapers

Q*Ke Hilltop
Published By The Students Of Mars Hill College
NO. 2
Yet with all this cold weather
we’ve been talking about, there’s
one place where we can get pret
ty well “het up.” That’s at a
Mars Hill pep meeting. C-I’s and
C-H’s gathered in the auditorium
Monday night and really showed
some pep and school spirit. They
were aided greatly by the band
and Mr. Stringfield—or should we
say “Swingfield”? Roger Bell’s
announcement of the trip to the
Johnson City football game was a
big hit. Congratulations to him.”
Fun for kids from six to sixty!
Come one, come all! Right, fel
low students—it’s the Beechnut
f;i*cus. The Circus came to town
in a big way Friday afternoon,
and even the sophisticated C-II’s
were wild-eyed at the antics of
the blonde bareback rider, the
trained seals, dancing bears and
trapese artists. And did you see
Pee-Wee’s double? He came roll
ing by on a little red band wagon,
just a-blowing on a shiny brass
Fellow citizens of the North
Pole, drag out your last winter’s
clothes. Since Ole Man Winter has
come to the campus, they are in
deed needed. The C-I’s here offer
thanks to the old students for the
tip received in their first edition
of the Hilltop concerning last Oc
tober’s snow and have written to
mamas and papas back home for
more clothes. That’s one way of
getting new clothes, huh?
Miss Ellison surely has a way
of making folks sit up and listen.
Those silly girls of seventeen must
have been at their ease when she
sang “When I Was Seventeen.”
It is typical of the age anyway.
“The Swan” soothed the pent up
feelings of the poor adults of
eighteen and twenty who can
If scarcely remember seventeen. And
then those American numbers
were used very diplomatically to
restore the common feeling.
Students will be glad to hear
that Dr. Moore is gradually im
proving. During the past week he
has rested very well, and it is hop
ed that he will be able to return
to us in the very near future.
Joe and Charles Radford con
tinue to prove that they are tops
when it comes to turning out a
good meal. On Wednesday night,
September 21, Deans Carr and
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McLeod Bryan B.T.U. Direc
tor Has Charge Of
On Tuesday morning, Septem
ber 20, the chapel prorgram was
conducted by the college B. T.
U. The purpose of the program
was to introduce the study courses
which were held here Septem
ber 26-30, the past week. Mc
Leod Bryan, director of the B. T.
U., conducted the devotional and
A male quartet sang “Jesus
Savior Pilot Me,” after which
Margaret Sparks, Daphne Penny,
Mac Norwood, and Horace Cham-
blee gave brief summaries of the
eleven courses to be offered.
It was announced that Miss
Velma Preselar, Baptist state field
worker, would be on the campus
for the week to teach the Senior
B.Y.P.U. Administration Course.
Many have enjoyed this course
during the week. The Reverend
Nane Starnes has also been on the
campus and has conducted the
vesper services each evening after
supper. Miss Mabel Starnes, his
sister, had charge Wednesday eve
ning and followed out his theme
of Christian Experience in telling
what Christ had meant to her.
Miss Starnes is the associate
B. T. U. director in North Caro
lina at present.
Paul Hudson And Henry
Brown To Serve With
Editor John P. Lewis and Busi
ness Manager Paul Hudson have
announced the staff appointments
for the 1939 Laurel, and work is
to begin imrpediately on plans
for the new yearbook.
Elected last spring along with
Editor Lewis and Business Man
ager Hudson was Henry Brown
as advertising manager. These
three head the staff which will
turn out The Laurel in the spring.
Pictures of all students, teams,
and nearly all organizations on
the campus will be included.
Included on the staff are
Charles B. Summey, associate
editor; June Almond, literary
editor; Sam Smith, organization
editor; Elizabeth Coppedge, fea
ture editor; Joe Radford, snap
shot editor; Rachel Templeton,
art editor; James White, sports
editor; Bill Baucom, circulation
manager; Harry ^Cooke, circula
tion manager.
Many improvements are being
planned over the excellent book
which was put out last year by
Ed Spangler and his staff. The
price of the book is $5.00 to all
students and will be enlarged to
keep pace with the enlargement
program of the college.
Little Philharmonic Orchestra To Play In
College Auditorium At Eight This Evening
41 Singers Admitted
To Glee Club
Club Is Under Direction Of
Miss Ellison—Plans
The jjlee club held its first
meeting last week under the di-
rection of Miss Ellison, !new in
structor, Sand 41 members were
present. Tryouts held' earlier in
the y^ar ‘indicate an abundance
of material for the club.
Assistirfe Miss Ellison as ac-
compapis will be Miss Biggers,
head df 1fhe department of music.
OffScers for the coming year
have /been selected, and they are
as f6llows; Bill Baucom, presi
dent; Ada Wall, vice president;
Howard Cates, secretary; Roger
Bell, business manager; and J. R.
Evans, stage manager.
Members chosen to date are—
sopranos: Elizabeth Coppedge,
Mary Ruth Hardy, Sara Orren,
Lila Ruth Sullivan, Lessie Sum
merlin, Helen Trentham, Aileen
Kennedy, Anne Cochran, Hazel
Knight, Mary Padgett, Elizabeth
Hines, Claire Hardin, Martha
Pokes, Evelyn Evans, Bernice
Carter, Elaine Kale, Mary Mitch
ell, Rachel Templeton; tenors:
James Johnson, Kays Gary, Hor
ace Small, William Avers, Joe
Greer; altos: Ada Wall, Louise
Moore, Sara Smith, Margaret
Johnson, Katy Ruth Grayson,
Virginia Terry, Emma Weatherly,
Mary Fowler, Altha Smith, Kath
erine Perkinson; basses: J. R.
Evans, B. Lamb, Bill Baucom,
Howard Cates, Horace Chamblee,
Roberts Carter, Banner Shelton,
and Roger Bell.
Charles B. Sumney was elected
anniversary president of the Eu-
thalian Literary society last night
during the business meetiny, suc
ceeding J. R. Evans.
Other officers are: Mac Nor
wood, vice president; Roger Bell,
secretary; Orville Campbell, cen
sor; Paul Early, chaplain; Sam
Smith, English critic; Willis Ben
nett, expression critic; Horace
Chamblee, debate critic; David
Middleton, collector; Harold
Stainhour, pianist; Bill Baucom,
chorister; Zeno Ratcliff, libra
rian; Zack Lyons, timekeeper.
Conductor George H. Sha
piro Will Lead Famous
Tonight the Little Philharmon
ic Orchestra conducted by George
H. Shapiro, symphonic and oper
atic director of international
I fame, will be presented in the
college auditorium at 8 p.m.
The Little Philharmonic Or
chestra is no “reduced” full or
chestra, but in reality is a most
carefully evolved musical organi
zation, capable of giving every
kaleidiscopic color to the great
The conductor, Mr. George H.
Shapiro, needs no introduction to
American and European audienc
es. He has won the approbation
of the most critical listeners the
world over.
The audiences of the Little
Philharmonic orchestra can al
ways look forward to the unusual
and delightful experience of hear
ing the great Symphonic works
inspiringly performed by this
unique combination under the dis
tinguished leadership of Mr. Sha
This will be the first appear
ance of the Little Philharmonic
at Mars Hill and the faculty and
students are looking forward to
a most enjoyable program.
Hilltop To Sponsor
Annual Cake Run
The Second Annual Hilltop Cross
Country Cake Run will be held
on Founders’ Day, October 15.
The event, open to every boy on
the campus, will consist of a two-
mile run over a course laid out
by Coach Fred Dickerson, and
will finish on the athletic field
just before the football game
with W.C.T.C. here.
The Hilltop’s plan is to have as
many cakes as are donated placed
at the finish line on a long plat
form. The first man to cross the
line will have his choice of cakes,
the second man to finish will have
his choice of the remaining cakes,
and so on until the supply gives
The idea of the cross country
run was originated by Fred Dick
erson, track coach. Mr. Dickerson
said that the distance men on the
track team last year showed need
of more training; therefore, he
conceived the idea of building a
cross country team for the main
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Blackwell To Get
Office Authority
On Founders’ Day
On Founders’ Day, October 15,
Professor Hoyt Blackwell will
formally become the president of
Mars Hill college, succeeding Dr.
R. L. Moore.
The formal installation cere
mony will begin at ten o’clock,
when the Hon. E. F. Watson will
invest President Blackwell with
the authority of office. Following
the installation ceremony repre
sentatives of colleges and other
institutions will bring brief greet
ings. Dr. Frank Porter Graham
will bring the principal address.
A signifiiant event of the day
will be a symposium on “The Es
sential Function of the Small
Christian College in the Light of
Modern Trends in Education.”
Four persons prominent as ed
ucators or in national affairs will
present fifteen-minute papers on
the subject and four men will re
ply. This is one of the most im
portant events of the day and
should be most interesting to stu
dents, educators, and other
At three-thirty in the after
noon the Mars Hill Lions will play
the Western Carolina Teachers
College in football on the college
Continuing the activities of the
day for the special guests of the
college, all delegates and visitors
will be entertained at an informal
reception at the President’s Home
from 4:30 to 6:30 o’clock.
Climaxing the day will be a
presentation o f “Midsummer
Night’s Dream” by the Mars Hill
college players in the Outdoor
College Enrolls 754
Eor Eall Semester
At the close of the registration
period this week, 754 students
had enrolled at the eighty-third
session of the college, the largest
enrollment in the history of Mars
The largest number of students
from North Ghrolina. Of the
total number enrolled, 615 are
from this state, representing 85
of the 100 counties, and the re
maining 139 students represent
18 states and two foreign coun
tries as follows: South Carolina,
34; Tennessee, 26; Virginia, 22;
Florida, 10; Alabama, 6; Ken
tucky, 4; Maryland, 4; Arkansas,
3; Massachusetts, 1; District of
Columbia, 1; West Virginia, 1;
Texas, 1; Illinois, 1; Idaho, 1;
Cuba, 1; and China, 1.
All available dormitory space
has been filled since early sum
mer, and, in addition, many stu
dents have taken rooms in private
homes. The new Edna Corpening
Moore Dormitory for women,
which was recently completed,
is filled for the first time with
one hundred and twenty students
and teachers.

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