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^The Hilltop
Published By The Students Of Mars Hill College
Lest We Forget
NO. /
“Honor thy father and mother that thy days may be long upon
the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee.” Exodus 20:12.
Tomorrow we students of Mars Hill are going home for the
Christmas holidays. What are we going to do? What do the-holi
days have in store for us?
Perhaps we are now thinking of that swell get-together with the
old gang. Or it could be that we are looking forward to seeing “that
one and only. Then again we could be thinking of those parties
which all of us plan to attend. But what about Mother and Dad?
Has each one of us made a place for them in our coming vacation?
If you have read this far, and I do hope you have, you probably
are thinking, “Well, Mr., my mother and dad know that I love them;
so why should I take part of my vacation to tell them about it?
After all, I have only two weeks, and I’m not going to be able to
do half as many things as I should like to do.”
If you feel this way about it, let me ask you a favor. Take
off one minute and finish reading this editorial; and, while you
are doing so, think of Mother and Dad. Can’t you see them sharing
your joys and sorrows? Can’t you see them sacrificing everything
to make it possible for you to come to school? I say that you can.
I think that we realize the hardships they are undergoing for
us, but have we told them, or are we letting them take it as a
matter of course. They are doing everything in their power to
send us, their sons and daughters, away to school so that we may
work and attain the goal we have set. And the only reward that
they want is to see us make a place for ourselves in the world.
Think about Mother and Dad and during the holidays show them
how much you appreciate them. Forget about the gang for one
night and stay at home with them. They will always remember
when their Tom or Mary came home for Christmas. They will
never forget those comments you will make about Mars Hill, the
wonderful teachers, the Christian atmosphere, and last, just how
much you do appreciate the sacrifices they are making.
I say, “Students, spend a night with Mother and Dad, and ten
years from now when you are reminiscing about your Christmas
holidays at Mars Hill you san say, “That was one great year back
in 1938. I shall never forget the long talk I had with Mother and
Dad.’ ”
—0. B. C.
IChristmas Pageant
Given by Dramatic
I Club Saturday
A Christmas pageant, “He Also
Serves”, was presented to a large
audience in the Mars Hill college
auditorium Saturday evening.
Members of the cast were of
the dramatic club of the college
and were under the direction of
Miss Bonnie Wengert, head of
the expression department.
Shepherds, pages and wise men
took part in the pageant and each
portrayed his part extremely well,
rendering a very effective im
pression on the audience.
The last scene portrayed the
adoration of the wise men and
shepherds for the Christ as they
knelt around the manger with
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Pictured above are those who
did such a fine job in leading
the four societies on the cam
pus during the anniver
sary programs. They are Rachel
Templeton, president of the
Clios; J. E. Tate, president of
the Philomathians; Ada Wall,
president of the Nonpareils;
and Charles B. Summey, presi
dent of the Euthalians.
Charles Taylor Is
Elected Philomathian
I President Recently
Friday night, December 9,
marked the close of another
chapter in this year’s history of
the Philomathian literary society,
for on that night new officers
were elected to succeed those of
ficers who served the society dur
ing its recent anniversary. Suc
ceeding J. E. Tate as president
was Charles Taylor, of Defuniak
Springs, Florida, who will serve
with David Hooks, new vice-presi
dent, for the third term on the
society calendar.
Other officers who were elect
ed were: E. R. Higgins, recording
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Euthalians Elect
Officers For Term
Setting the pace for the annual
society elections, the Euthalians
literary society staged an election,
December 7, and elected Robert
L. Murphy, of Newport News,
Virginia, to succeed Charles B.
Summey, as president. Others
elected along with Murphy were:
Willis Bennett, vice-president; Bill
Baucom, secretary; Jack Carter,
censor; James Kirk, chaplain; Jay
Moore, collector; Calvin String-
field, English critic; Bill Angell,
debate critic; Kays Gary, ex
pression critic; Billy Hearn, pian
ist; Bill Griffin, chorister; John
Owens, timekeeper; J. R. Evans,
Bill Kyles, janitors; and Levy
Barco, reporter.
Sixty Students Plan
To Participate In
Student Night
Typical Program Given
In Chapel Friday Morning
—Last Year 49 Took Part
What? Student night at home.
When? Christmas night. Where?
Home church. Why? To tell our
homefolks about Mars Hill. Who’s
going to take part? We are.
Student night this year will be
more important to Mars Hill stu
dents than it has ever been be
fore. It will be a golden oppor
tunity for each of us to show the
members of our home church just
what progress we have made here
at college and at the same time
tell them about the B. S. U. work
here on the campus.
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Glee Club Presents
Impressive Program
Last Sunday Evening
Fifty-One Students Take
Part In Christmas Candle-
Light Service
Mary Fowler Is
Elected President
Of New Dormitory
To further the social life in
Edna Corpening Moore dormitory,
the girls of that dormitory met
recently and elected dormitory of
ficers as follows: Mary Fowler,
president; Beth Alexander, vice-
president; Miriam Pinnell, secre
tary; and Ada Wall, social chair
man. The purpose of this move
was to create a more congenial
relationship so that the girls may
know one another better and to
enjoy social occasions within the
’The first of a series of such
planned events took place in the
lobby and kitchenette of the
dormitory last night when the
girls conducted an enjoyable
social hour together.
Non Reception Is
Staged For Eu’s
A colorful program with a
Christmas theme characterized
the annual reception given the
Euthalians by their sister-society,
the Nonpareils, under the direc
tion of President Ada Wall, in
the two society halls recently
The downstairs of the Robert
Lee Moore hall was so arranged as
to represent a moonlit woods at
Christmas with a winding path
leading through frosty pines up
stairs to the society halls. At the
entrance to the hall was a typical
home scene with the family stock
ings hanging over the fireplace.
Santa Claus (Orville Campbell)
greeted the visitors and members
of the society there.
In the Non-Eu society hall a
Christmas tree with amber lights,
black and gold candles in the
windows, gold stars, pine branches
and cones carried out the idea of
Christmas in a typical way.
The Clio-Phi society hall pre
sented a scene of ice and glitter.
A tree, frosted white and with
blue lights and icicles, silver stars
and a chandelier of white and
silver bells gave a Christmas
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Beauty — cannot describe it;
words — cannot express it. But
those who were present acclaimed
it one of the most impressive
Christmas candle light services
ever presented in the college
Under the direction of Miss
Elizabeth Ellison and accom
panied by Miss Martha Biggers,
the college glee club and string
ensemble presented their annual
Christmas program to a large and
appreciative audience Sunday at
the regular evening service.
As the program opened, mem
bers of the glee club marched
into the church each carrying a
lighted candle. To give the audi
ence the spirit of the occasion, the
girls wore white and each of the
boys was dressed in a dark suit.
Rev. William Lynch, pastor of
the college church, led the open
ing prayer and throughout the
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Tate Introduces New
\Plan In Societies
Friendship at last! Yes, at last
great strides are being made
toward a material as well as im-
I plied friendship between the Eu-
thalian and Philomathian literary
There has been a noticeable
amount of growing friendship this
year between all students on the
campus, and the societies have
done much to contribute to its
progress. These changes are being
brought about by constant im
provements through new ideas
and more powerful individual and
concerted initiative.
In an effort to cast aside all
petty rivalry and individual hard
feelings, the two societies recently
adopted an idea originated by J.
E. Tate, former president of
Philomathians. The plan provides
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47th Anniversary
A Success
On a stage decorated to repre
sent an enlarged replica of the
symbol of the Euthalian literary
society, the Euthalians presented
a program in the college audi
torium celebrating their 47th
anniversary with President Charles
B. Summey, Secretary Roger Bell,
and Censor Orville Campbell,
presiding. The program presented
represented a typical society pro
As the program opened the
Euthalians and their sister society,
the Nonpareils, sang the “Eu
thalian Hymn”, written especially
for the occasion by John Ball.
After the Euthalian hymn, Paul
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Only twenty-four more hours
till the “bus and train will carry
us there.” Now of course you all
know where “there” is, because
for the past month you have been
counting the days; now it’s a
matter of hours, and soon a small
number of minutes until you will
be HOME for Christmas vacation.
Classes are going to be cut
short on Friday, so that everyone
will be out of school by 10 o’clock,
eliminating the need for cutting
any. Since President Blackwell
has been nice enough to let us
out a day or two earlier than any
of the other schools in this section,
please consider it your duty to at
tend your classes tomorrow morn
You may be a little late in
getting home to see the folks but
one thing is certain: you stayed
until you were supposed to go.

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