North Carolina Newspapers

J. E. Tate and Bill Angell
With the Rebel drive to cap-
ire Barcelona, Spain again occu-
IS the headlines in the inter-
_ ttional field. As 300,000 Rebel
%ops, largely made up of Italian
id id German volunteers, began
tnarjCir intensive air and land at-
5cu^k on the provisional capital of
jyalist Spain, every able-bodied
''^n and boy in Catalonia was
d Postered to save the capital from
t cae Insurgent onrush. Neverthe-, the Fascist troops of Franco
jjjj arched victorious through the
jyalist defense lines to capture
*e last northern stronghold of
overnment Spain. This latest
’ P^ttory of Spanish Fascism was
ral significant in that it
priced the close of the French
irder to the Loyalists, through
hich a great deal of the outside
ses isistance had reached the gov-
•« dmment. It now appears that the
has|eat Spanish Civil War is near-
e Bg an end, and if so it means
vieiother step in the advancement
Chai totalitarianism.
to1 Although the Far Eastern con-
JJest has somewhat lost its place
world interest, events of tre-
^TTie Hilltop
Published By The Students Of Mars Hill College
Large Group Attends
Civic Concert In
Richard Crooks Gives
Popular Performance
'‘t ijndous importance have been
curing there. The tentative de
at and the retreat of the Chi
‘■veise armies, led by Chiang Kai-
have forced China to join
c flrees with her erstwhile enemy,
^mmunism, and to form a virtual
ve fiance with the Soviet Union
2nta an effort to maintain a source
us I supply for much-needed war
aterials. Japan is obviously the
on fctor, but it is doubtful that the
noBjonomic conditions in Nippon
)rts'll withstand further strain,
syioral, economic, and even mili-
Stry sanctions abroad, coupled
th increased pressure from
•eat Britain and the United
nates, are contributing to the
iijady uncertainty of Japan’s po-
“Continental Solidarity" in the
estem Hemisphere has been at
ist partially realized by the Pan
njnerican Conference at Lima,
itje chief accomplishments of the
ptoric Congress were in the
i ilds of trade and economic un-
rstanding between the Ameri
^ nations. With regard to the
of the world, the New World
knds firm in resistance to for-
•eaf** invasion, and the nations
idged their support to future
lerican solidarity. Although no
^ itical alliances were made, the
^j^ching of economic accord laid
2 foundation for enevitable po-
fcal harmony.
The great persecution of the
„ws in Germany has been greatly
,^uced, and with the introduc-
“ of a new monetary system
^ Nazi high command was
^.^iken in the purge that dis
used the great Nazi financier,
^ j. Schacht. His conservatism led
^ an inevitable dismissal, and
s latest purge makes apparent
more radical trends in the
government. The drang
;h osten policy of the Hitler
,ime continues in the expansion
1 strengthening of German
c^’er in the smaller nations to
* east.
’^Ithough friction is still pres-
many places, it does seem
h war is much less imminent
before Munich. The sacri-
® !s of democracy in recent
^es and the gains made by
f'klitarianism since its challeng-
rise to power have tempo-
^^ly appeased the dictators,
i^'ough this policy of appease-
t^t the democracies have been
to preserve peace, and at the
ye time they remain supreme
social, economic, and political
Richard Crooks, Ameidca’s most
popular tenor, was presented in
concert by the Civic Music Asso
ciation of Asheville, last Wednes
day evening. Ninety Mars Hill stu
dents and faculty members were
among the 2,000 who were de
lightfully entertained.
Those attending the concert
from Mars Hill left the campus
by special bus about seven p.m.,
reaching Asheville in time to hear
Crooks present a well balanced
and most enjoyable program. In
cluded on the program were Han
del’s “Wher’er You Walk’’ and
“Sound An Alarm;’’ Schubert’s
“Du bis die Ruh’’’ and “Mein;’’
Strauss’ “Freudliche Vision’’ and
“Zueignung;’’ and an Aria: “La-
mento De Federico (L’Arlesiana),
by Cilea.
Naturally more popular with
the audience were several num
bers which included “Schubert’s
Serenade,’’ “Mother of Mine,’’ and
“Because.” Also presented were
“Through My Open Window,” by
Warren; “Sea Fever,” by Ireland;
“Do Not Go, My Love,” by Hage-
man; and “War Song of Donald
the Black,” by Gilbert.
As a whole, the program was
one of the most popular witnessed
by Civic Music members of the
Asheville Association this year.
Several times Crooks cheerfully
returned to the stage for encores
and with each song he because
more popular.
Students Are Urged
To Take Advantage
Of Various Courses
John Lewis, Laurel Editor
Final Plans Made
For Yearbook
According to John Lewis, pop
ular editor of the Laurel, our year
book this year will be bigger and
better than ever before. Final
plans are now being made and
unless unforeseen circumstances
take place the book will be in the
hands of the students on or
around May 1.
All pictures of the seniors have
already been taken and these are
in the hands of the publisher. The
balance of the freshmen pictures,
honor clubs, regional clubs and
sports pictures will be completed
within the next two or three
(Continued on page 4)
New Officers Elected
To Serve In B.T.U.
The annual study courses, held
here each spring for the further
development of Sunday School
work, begin today and will last
throughout the week. The eleven
courses to be taught offer an ex
cellent opportunity to all students
and everyone who can is urged to
take advantage of them. It is still
not too late to sign up for a
course and those who have not
yet registered are urged to do so
Mrs. Nane Starnes, wife of the
pastor of the West Asheville Bap
tist church, is to teach “The Fine
Art of Soul Winning.”
The other courses, which will
be under the direction of our fac
ulty, are: “The Sunday School
Officers and Their Work,” by
Professor B. M. Canup; “Build
ing a Standard Sunday School,”
by Professor R. M. Lee; “Per
sonal Factors,” in Char
acter B u i 1 d i n g , ” by Miss
Mildred Bingham; “When Do
Teachers Teach,” by Professor J.
A. McLeod; “Daily Vacation Bible
School,” by Rev. William Lynch,
pastor of the college church; “The
(Continued on page 4)
Glios Elects Wynne
For New President
Edgar Higgins Wins
Annual Phi Contest
With a display of real talent,
the annual declamation contest of
the Philomathian literaiy society
was held Friday night with eigh
teen members, both old and new,
Edgar Higgins was chosen the
best speaker and was nominated
along with David Hooks and Bart-
lette Dorr for the commencement
speakers, with Charles R. Greene
as alternate. Mr. Higgins spoke
on “The Sacrifice of Sidney Car
ton,” by Charles Dickens; Mr.
Hooks rendered an anonymous
poem, “A Vagabond’s House.” Mr.
Dorr discussed “War on the Li
quor Traffic,” by Richard P. Hob
son; and Mr. Greene spoke on
The King Can Do No Wrong.”
For next year’s anniversary
speakers Bartlette Dorr and
Charles R. Greene were chosen
along with Earl Price as alter
nate. Mr. Price spoke on “An All
Embracing Americanism.”
Other participants were: J. E.
Tate, Hugh Eller, Emmett Sams,
Bruce Brown, H. "B. Land, War
ren Pritchard, Edwin Spangler,
Rex Lockhart, Max Freeman, Carl
Compton, McLeod Bryan, James
Walker, and Carlyle Glance.
The judges for the contest were
Rev. Lynch, Mr. Bailey and Mr.
Guy George.
News officers of the college B.
T. U. elected to serve during this
semester took office for the first
time on .lanuary 22.
Newly elected presidents of the
12 B.T.U.’s are as follows: Ex
celsior, Bob Allred; Apex, Kate
Robinson; Howard Roper, George
Culpepper; Elliott, T. L. Cash-
well; John Lake, Howard Keaton;
Hustlers I, Robert Seig; Hustlers
II, Spurgeon Helms; Treat, Roy
Lee; Winnette, Libby Deese;
Blackwell, Oscar Harris; R. L.
Moore, R. R. Campbell; Ideal,
Paul Hudson.
All officers of the B.T.U. are
nominated by committees from
the various unions, and are then
approved by the B. S. U. council.
Wilda Wynne was recently elect
ed president of the Clio Literary
society, succeeding Rachel Tem
pleton who served during the an
niversary series.
Other officers elected to assist
Miss Wynne are Mary Ruth
Hardy, vice-president; Althea
Smith, second vice-president;
Sara Orren, recording secretary;
Marguerite Hollowell, censor,
Cynthia Jane Hempke, corre
sponding secretary; Kate Robin
son, treasurer; Margaret Sparks,
chaplain; Sally Teague, pianist.
Mary Alice Brown, chief mar
shal, Sara Hopper and Mildred
Yates, assistant marshals; Louise
Moore, chorister; Loudoris Park
er, literary critic; Lou Alice Ham
rick, expression critic; Johnnie
Willoughby, music critic; Martha
Stroupe, reporter; Clarence Bras
well, poster chairman; and Marg
aret Patton, chairman of program
Russian Quartette
Presents Program
Saturday Night
Liturgical, Folk And
Gypsy Melodies Prove
Very Entertaining
Those left at Mars Hill college
between semesters were amply re
warded last Saturday night when
the Russian Cathedral Quartette
presented a program of songs in
the college auditorium.
This nationally known quartet
has met with high praise and
recognition wherever it has been.
It has not only made several tours
of the United States but it has
appeared in major film and stage
productions and sung over the
network of the National Broad
casting Company. The second
tenor, who is also director of the
quartet, is the main soloist on the
program of Russian Melodies,
heard over the same network.
Each of the four men was
chosen by the Russian government
from a nationwide contest. These
four were then sent to the
Russian Cathedral in New York
City where their interpretation of
their native songs soon gained
them recognition. It is said that
the basso of the quartet has the
lowest register of any human
voice in the world today.
The program given at the col
lege consisted of liturgical, folk,
and gypsy melodies of their home
land. After the performance they
very graciously consented to giving
their autographs for their many
enthusiastic listeners of the eve
Welcome, New
Students! We^re
Glad You re Here!
Yes, we’re glad you are here.
And when we say this we mean
everyone of you new students
who have just joined us on the
campus. We feel that when
you selected Mars Hill as a
place to finish your education
you made a wise choice. We
want each of you to feel that
you are a part of Mars Hill
and that Mars Hill is a part
of you. Yes, we’re glad you are
here and we hope that you will
find your stay on this Chris
tian campus a most enjoyable
Penny Succeeds Wall
As Non President
Succeeding Ada Wall, Daphne
Penny, of Raleigh, was elected
president of the Nonpareil liter
ary society for the spring term
on Thursday afternoon, January
12, 1939.
Other officers elected were
Dorothy Drake, vice-president;
Lula Mae Teague, recording sec
retary; Alice Humphries, corre
sponding secretary; Jane Head
ing, treasurer; Emeth Johnson,
censor; Helen Crutchfield, chap
lain; Helen Trentham, pianist;
Miriam Pinnell, chorister; Emily
Patrick, chief hostess; Leah Ogles
by, Jane Spence, Peggy Brown,
Francis Ellis, Bernice Carter,
assistant hostesses; and Dorothy
Lee Savage, reporter.
Ministerial Group
Hears Arthur Dixon
A very interesting message,
“The Pastor as an Executive”,
was delivered by Arthur Dixon
at the regular meeting of the
Ministerial Conference, January
Mr. Dixon stressed in his talk
the point that a minister should
be thoroughly acquainted with all
the departments of his church,
and should personally lend his
efforts in the carrying out of
their functions.
Worth Grant, newly elected
president, presided over the regu
lar weekly meeting. Other of
ficers elected along with Grant
include A. F. Gibson, vice-presi
dent; Paul Early, secretary and
treasurer; Eddie Emerson, corre
sponding secretary; B. C. Lamb,
chorister; Charles Kuzmaul, or
ganist; and Bob Allred, reporter.
Campus Calendar
Feb. 4—Movie, Marie An
Feb. 11 — Exhibition, Girls’
Gym Classes. Movie, The Cit
Feb. 18—Movie, A Christ-
mas Carol.
Feb. 20 — Michigan Little
Symphony at Chapel.
Feb. 25—Open.
March 4—Open.
March 11—Open.
March 18—College Orches
tra Concert.

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