BEAT MILLIGAN TONIGHT Q*Ke Hilltop FOUNDERS DAY OCTOBER IS Published By The Students Of Mars Hill College VOL. XIII. MARS HILL, NORTH CAROLINA, OCTOBER 1, 1938 NO. 2 CoTcrmg THE Campuis PEP MEETING 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.” • CIRCUS DAY 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 tuba. • BR-R R-RH! 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 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. • DR. MOORE 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. PERFECT HOSTS 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 (Continued on page 4) B.T.U. STUDY COURSES; PROVE HELPFUL HERE McLeod Bryan B.T.U. Direc tor Has Charge Of Program 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 presided. 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. JOHN LEWIS CHOOSES NEW YEARBOOK STAFF Paul Hudson And Henry Brown To Serve With Lewis 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. PLAY HERE TONIGHT 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 Organization The jjlee club held its first meeting last week under the di- 4 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. EUTHAUAN ELECT SUMMEY PRESIDENT 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 Symphony 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 masterpieces. 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 piro. 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 out. 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 (Continued on page 4) 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 friends. At three-thirty in the after noon the Mars Hill Lions will play the Western Carolina Teachers College in football on the college field. 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 Theatre. 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 Hill. 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.