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THE HILLTOP, MARS HILL COLLEGE, MARS HILL, NORTH CAROLINA
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"Plain Living and High Thinking’
Published Semi-Monthly During the School Year by the Students of
Vlars 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 —Paul Early
Managing Editor ^ Orville Campbell
Feature Editor Bill Blaine
Faculty Advisor i Falk S. Johnson
Sports Editor .... , 1 - James Walker
Poetry Editors
John Ball Helen Crutchfield
REPORTERS
Sam Smith
Lucile Long
Mary Corpening
John Owen
Emeth Johnson
Ada Wall
Mac Norwood
Edna L. Herring
Virginia Cates
W. P. Hall
Dorothy Lee Savage
Bill Duckworth
Emily Patrick
James Griggs
Leah Oglesby
John Ray
TYPISTS
David Middleton James Kirk
BUSINESS STAFF
Business Manager.
Advertising Manager
Circulation Manager
Roger Bell
-.Banner Shelton
J. R. Evans
Vernon Bixby
Vol. XIII.
‘ OCTOBER 29, 1938
No. 4
Workers For Christ
Is it not true that nearly all of the students of Mars Hill directly
or indirectly are engaged in some work for Christ? We are blessed that
this is true and that there are many here who are wholly consecrated
to Christ.
This Busy World
By Orville Campbell
(Editor’s note: As stated in
the last issue of The Hilltop, this
is not a permanent feature but
due to lack of copy we shall have
to include it at least one more
time. We hope that we shall not
have to do this again.)
I am not wishing, however, to praise these ones for anything
they may be, but for the things which they try to do. In the Minis
terial Conference is seen a body which is attempting to do practical
work for Christ in a greater way. Its meetings are held every Thurs
day night and its present program series is proving most beneficial
and practical to the members. The research papers being presented
are on subjects which will be most vital in a minister’s success and
the ideas may be carried on by all types of peoples. Not only in its
own body is the Conference trying to serve Christ but all over the
campus. Members are found in places of service of all types and every
where. It is the aim of this body to cooperate with the B. S. U.
and other such organizations in promoting all Christian activities
on the campus. When personal work is to be done and wherever there
is an opportunity for it to be done, members of the conference are
always willing and anxious to help. They extend an invitation to any
who may want friendships, advice, or prayer and offer themselves
in service to the students and faculty. This is the attitude of this
body, whose popularity and influence is ever widening.
Mars Hill is blessed greatly by this new attitude, which is becom
ing more serviceable here every day. May a spirit of love and
fellowship continue to grow and may the Ministerial Conference’s
aim to help “Bear one another’s burdens’’ spread all over the campus
in God’s name.
—P. D. E.
Perhaps you didn’t understand
why the numerals were red on
your calendar October 12. It was
Columbus Day, and believe it or
not, the banks didn’t close, nor
the post office, nor the library,
nor the college, nor anything else
in these parts, which, we doubt,
is showing proper respect for the
guy who discovered this country,
the land of the brave, the home
of the free and the WPA, PWA,
the FHA, the AAA and all the
other letters in the alphabet.
But the above is merely a round
about way of getting around to
this essay on Columbus, by a
school boy, which we clipped from
the Concord Daily Tribune. (I
wonder why I should pick a Con
cord paper?) The event transpired
October 12, 1492, off the coast of
Florida—
“Columbus was a man who
could make an egg stand on end
without crushing it. One day the
king of Spain sent for him and
asked: ‘Can you discover Ameri
ca?’
‘Yes,’ Columbus answered, ‘if
you will give me some boats and
sailors.’
“He got the boats and sailed in
the direction where he knew
America was. The sailors mutinied
and swore that there was no such
place as America, but finally the
pilot came to Columbus and said:
‘Captain, land is in sight!’
“When the boat neared the
shore, Columbus saw a group of
natives, ‘Hey, Hey!’ he yelled to
them, ‘Is this America?’
‘Yes,’ replied the chief. ‘Then
I suppose you are Indians,’ Co
lumbus went on.
‘Yes,’ replied the Indian. ‘And
I take it, you are Christopher Co
lumbus.’
“ ‘I am,’ said Columbus.
“The Indian chief then turned
to his fellow savages ai.d said,
‘The jig is up. We are discovered
at last.’ ’’
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CAMPUS STUFF - By SANDERS
“What are you going to do after graduation;
run a filling station or be a wrestler?”
She Snoops To
Conquer
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Your Hilltop
When you, who receive The Hilltop, read the paper, do you feel
that it is just another activity on the campus in which a few people
take part? Or do you consider yourself a part of it? We, of the
staff hope that you will read the paper, and we trust that each of
you will benefit from it.
The staff represents you, and without your support. The Hilltop
will not be successful in its undertakings. If you can not write,
there are many other things which you can do to help us. We
appreciate any criticism that you have to offer as long as it is
constructive, but we hope that when you do criticize us you will have
grounds to do so. We realize that there are many students on the
campus who feel that they could put out a much better paper than
we have. Probably so, but at the same time they have taken no
interest in the paper and have done nothing toward trying to
make it a better one. Constructive criticism will contribute greatly
towards a successful Hilltop, but destructive criticism may do agreat
deal in destroying the ideals of the paper.
The Hilltop belongs to every student on the campus; but unless
every student does his part, it will not be a success. Do not hesitate
to submit any news article you wish for approval, but do not be
offended if that article is not printed. Sometimes it may be omitted
for lack of space and then again it may lack quality. The staff
has the privilege of refusing any copy that it does not choose to
use, but, at the same time, if it is of interest to a large number of
students it will always be used.
During the issues that are to follow, we hope that we shall
improve the paper with every issue. We are going to try to do so
and with your help we can live up to the standards and ideals of
those who have worked on the paper before us. Can the staff
depend on you? Will you do your part in making The Hilltop a
successful paper? —O.B.C.
A junk shop near a railroad
cro.ssing bears this admonition to
careless motorists: “Go ahead,
take a chance. We’ll buy your
car.”
And below it was this bit of
advice: “Some 3,272 people died
of gas last year. Forty-one inhaled
it, thirty-one touched a match to
it, and 3,200 stepped on it.”
Well, there’s nothing doing up
here now so whadda ya say we
get personal and talk about peo
ple?
“It’s more fun to be pursue
to pursue, and pick-a-back is
fun” . . . ‘N’ s p e a k i n
“Romeos” who keep out (
limelight, have you noticed (
Powell and his Juliets”?
They say Hoyle Mann go
Virginia Averitt, but who
blame him? Some people do
the nicest smiles! ! ! !
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ture show last Friday n'ght sig j
out of place but they camlt g
when the noise was gre|Jl^]
There is where the rub com^oj,
students, how about ‘.etter
for better vision in the show
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International
Summary
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By J. E. Tate and
Bill Aneell
Having heard “A Tisket, A
Tasket” so much since school
started, I thought that it would
be O. K. to give my own version
of it. Here ’tis:
A Tisket, A Tasket,
I haven’t cut a class yet;
But with cold weather coming on,
I’m going to real soon.
I was trucking on into class today.
Without a single thing to say.
I was poke, poke, poking all
around.
When teacher yelled,
“Don’t make a sound.”
A Tisket, A Tasket,
I’m not back in her class yet.
But if I don’t return some day,
I think that I shall flunk.
* * *
A Pome: Don’t say anything—
It’s not original.
“They walked into the lane to
gether;
The sky was covered with stars;
(Continued on page 4)
FACES About The Campus:
Louise Stevens struts proudly
around the circle (hyperbola to
you geniuses) in Jimmy G’s ma
roon sweater, much to Dot Mc-
Elwain’s sorrow . . . Kay Gary
trying out his mooching ability
every morning from 9:15 to
10:15. Better quit, Gary; It’s ex
pensive to your pals . . . John
Owen, the “dog faced boy,” can
give a perfect impersonation of
ye olde sideshow barker. You
know, the old “shake, shiver,
liver” stuff . . . Lurlene Ross, the
girl who talks until your eyebrows
limp, has really earned her nick
name . . . Steve Singletary, I’ll
betcha, was the sort of kid that
spinach hated a couple of years
ago . . . Not knowing, I wouldn’t
say; but I’ll bet a sawbuck to a
hole in a donut that Jane Spence’s
room is wallpapered in mirrors.
P. S. I like her, Mr. Bergen . . .
Eddie Emerson, from “Bolimer”
(as he says it), can have a place
in anybody’s zoo. He is really a
lot of fun, tho, never a dull mo
ment and all that sort of thing
. . . John Lewis and June Almond
are closer together than a-tisket
and a-tasket . . . Louise Moore’s
theme song: “Dark Eyes” . .
Thad DeHart has bought a bottle
of “Kreme” since he joined “The
Society for the Prevention of the
Removal of Lip Fuzz Until Anni
versary” or the S. P. R. L. F. U.
A. . . . Spurgeon Helms says
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As this is written, tho wd
in a state of potential tu
In a tardy attempt to cov
wounds inflicted by the hui
ing Munich treaty, the
inaugurated a vast rearmi
program. Hungary and C '
Slovakia prolong dangerouj
gotiations as Poland watc'
looks on. Germany m
strategic moves for the ret
her colonies, and France ba!
Germany and Prussia on
scales of international
Rumors predict an early pea
Spain. Japan marches triump
ly into Hankow after the fi
Canton ten days ago. Thui
world remains uncertain,
threat of war still mingles
dominantly with the hop>e
peace.
The Italian-incited Arab )
in Palestine presents a s(
problem to Britain. Fascism j
yields the limelight of oppn
to Great Britain, who finall
cides to forcefully crush th
fiant Arabs. Meanwhile Gei
WOOS French friendship
Russia, who threatens diplo
action in event of a Frencl
man agreement. Hitler tac
maneuvers to end French ei
and Russia fights to maintai
weakening ties with dem
against fascism. Czechosh
remains unsettled because (
increasing demands of Hu
and Poland.
Japan becomes i n c r ea
dangerous as a result of he
ture of Chinese Hankow i
tremendous 200 million
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