Graii^ Books, iEENE INK lARLES R. GREENE i from jjQjgg aroused me of jjjoj-jjjjjg slumber, other tli thought that old Bailey DU of [tended nent of ere ^UTI At but before Mr. C a n u p could :have said j “cash” I knew j. that the noise j had been made i by the campus ' jackass (not a student but Mr. Jarvis’s don key) . Now, I can take it if I ! out of bed by. the crash )ottles resounding in the DWERi corridors, but to be i by the haughty laugh ikass—is too much for lT nature. Indignant I Sunday morning. I had I WAYS, and Sunday school did until 9:46. By this time Republican nature SE Yv,olute as Maine and Ver- he last presidential elec- as going down and tell ‘.ey that I thought that the biggest jackass in .was going to tell him .NSO^k to Arkansas. I was bell him . . . T-TT? ^1’ fuming, Edv ^own the dormitory steps d on the concrete walk Ashevtouching my new half 3h from the local Shoe 3. I dusted off my pants er brushed the dust off (still decorated with a which read “Guaran- to shrink—a Slicky ==^’) was that donkey? I had ^^^^o find him down at the ““**)rts, but lo! (Not “lo,” lonkeys bray), he was [00 SW That sound again! But no donkey. Nay, only iwn laughing one of his ootball tales off of his A J inch chest. It was his And : had awakened me. Well, ^ wouldn’t be forty-four ilR STluared,” and my wrath aned. After all, I had To awakened on a beauti- morning, and Henry SPRlf*' popy® were merely return- .^1 breakfast (which I had through). 0 'rice Kills Joy in Roy’s cafe, I was an order of hotcakes ed myself that hotcakes 1 better than bacon and in walked Earl Price. ^ .er head waiter began s belt to give his em- ay window a southern “My,” he ejaculated, w’s hotcakes just won’t I to 9 Wl make my first million, ;inued on page 4) ('.lETIES SELECT EAL MEMBERS p/- X L^ing a custom inaugu- t year, the Euthalians ^te Merrill, of Ashe- ;he ideal Philomathian; Philomathians in turn ^ L. Cashwell, of Gas- 1 the ideal Euthalian. selected as ideal were qoJs best representing the ^ if the Euthalians— simplicity, and con- 0 i—and the ideals of amathians—truth, pur- Eidelity. ^Cashwell and Merrill nlle, liar students on the Each is a former presi- his literary society. QTie Hilltop Published By The Students Of Mars Hill College Vol. XIV. MARS HILL, NORTH CAROLINA, MAY 4, 1940 NO. 14 Declaimers To Speak Tonight Eu^s And Phi’s To Tangle In Commencement Talkfest The annual commencement dec lamation contest between the boys’ societies will be held tonight at eight o’clock in the college auditorium. - Representing the Euthalians are Richard Proctor, of Oxford, with “The New South”; T. L. Cash- well, of Gastonia, with “Immor tality”; and Ralph Jinnette, of Goldsboro, with “The Land Where Hatred Expires.” Representing the Philomathians are C. C. Hope, of Charlotte, giving “The Modern Paradox”; Paul Meyers, of Coral Gables, Fla., presenting “The Unknown Soldier”, and Cecil Hill, of Ashe ville, with “The Uplift and the Undertoe.” DEANS VISIT CAMPUS The month of sheepskins has come, and while Mars Hill seniors are hunting rooms on other college campuses, the of ficials of senior colleges come to the hills of Madison a-fish- ing for prospects in this year’s graduating class. Dean D. B. Bryan, of Wake Forest, and Dean W. E. Byrd, of Western Carolina Teachers’ college, came to the campus to speak in chapel, and sell their academic wares. Dean Bryan spoke highly of the men Mars Hill has sent to Wake Forest in the past years. He read to the students and faculty a note of special greet ings from President Kitchen, who had planned to visit Mars Hill himself, but was unable to do so because of heavy official duties. Thanksgiving Weather Chills May Festival MR. BERGER, OF MONTE CARLO, ADDRESSES STUDENTS IN CHAPEL Clios And Phis Elect C-I Heads Implores Youth To Take Advantage Of Their Opportunities Coming in response to a cable sent to him at his Monte Carlo chateau, inviting him to visit Mars Hill, Mr. Henry Berger in chapel on April 26 challenged students to “improve upon the shining hour” of youth by making the best of their opportunities in college. Advises Study “Study” he advised, “in proper time, right now, at this the one ideal time in your young lives when it is fit and proper for you to study, and great will be your reward in after life, your gratifi cation and peace of mind at having done so. Conversely would any failure to study now be a lasting reproach to you and an ever-present shortcoming in after years.” At this chapel service Dr. John W. Inzer, pastor of the First Baptist church of Asheville, led the invocation, and Mr. Gilbert Morris, chairman of the board of directors of the Wachovia Bank and Trust company in Asheville, took charge of the program and presented the president of the Asheville chamber of commerce. Dr. C. N. Walker. Dr. Walker in turn introduced the chief speaker of the occasion. Brannock, Long Top Talenteers Kent Brannock and George Long, giving a piano duet, cap tured first place in the grand parade of the second series of talent programs last Wednesday evening. The Wall house boys were de clared winners by the applauding audience over a vocal duet by the Hardin sisters, Claire and Mary Nell; a trumpet solo by George Walker, accompanied by Norman Harper; a vocal solo by Horace Small; and a boys quartet, con sisting of Horace Small, T. L. Cashwell; Bill Avera, and Norman Harper. New leaders were drafted to carry the banner of Blue and White in the annual C-I elections held by the Clios Thursday and by the Philomathians last night. The C-I officers will not be an nounced until next Friday night, at which time the Clios and Philo mathians will assemble in the auditorium in joint session. Ac cording to tradition, the new president of the Philomathians and the new Clio head will be wed, a gesture symbolic of the complete union of Philomathian and Clio. The Euthalians elected officers two weeks ago, and when the Nonpareils choose their new lead ers next Thursday, the C-I elec tion chores will have been com pleted. The literary societies will move into the science building next year, and this will mark a new epoch in the history of the lite rary societies which have played a mighty part in the life of Mars Hill for almost half a century. Farmers Have Buffet Supper The Mars Hill college chapter of the Future Farmers of Ameri ca, a club consisting of pre-agri- cultural students, joined the col lege Home Makers’ guild in a buffet supper in the home eco nomics laboratory here Monday evening, April 29. The be-overalled and Sunday- suited farmers and the home- makers-to-be, dressed appropri ately in colorful prints, made merry for two hours. The meeting was called to order by plowman-voiced Quentin R. Harper, president of the club, and after a ceremony, peculiar to any Future Farmers organization, pre sented Mr. Bryson Tilson, college engineer, who introduced the principal speaker, Mr. Dean Col- vard, assistant director in charge, who spoke briefly on the academic problems and possibilities of pre- agricultural students. Guests Attend After Mr. Colvard’s address, the president recognized and in troduced Miss Jaunita Rush, presi dent of the Home Makers’ guild; Professor S. O. Trentham, a club sponsor; Mrs. S. O. Trentham; (Continued on page 2) Justice Speaks On Vocations S. Marion Justice, a Mars Hill alumnus now connected with the State department of education in the vocational guidance division, returned to the campus last week and addressed the stu dents in chapel Thursday on the subject of selecting a vocation. Mr. Justice, a graduate of the class of 1932 and former editor of the Hilltop, said that the dec ade between 1940 and 1960 would be lean years for young college graduates, that jobs and positions would be hard to secure. Mr. Justice’s address brought to a close a series of talks given to the students by guest speakers on the subject of selecting a voca tion. A SOB STORY May 17-23, 1940 All Classes Meeting at Examination On 7:30 MWF 7:30 TTS 8:30 MWF ....Saturday AM, May 18 (10:30-12:30) 8:30 TTS Saturday PM, May 18 (2:30-4:30) 9:30 MWF. 9:30 TTS.... 10:30 MWF 10:30 TTS 12:00 MWF 12:00 TTS 1:00 MWF ....Wednesday AM, May 22 (8:30-10:30) 1:00 TTS ..Wednesday AM, May 22 (10:30-12:30) 2:00 MWF 2:00 TTS Thursday AM, May 23 (8:30-10:30) 3:00 MWF... 3:00 TTS Chapel exercises will chapel days. be held from 8:16-8:30 A. M. on usual Program May Be Held Tuesday Loven Lass Is Clio Queen Of May This Year Goose pimples were more no ticeable than May flowers in Mars Hill this morning, and the Clios announced that their annual May Day festival, scheduled to begin in the amphitheater at 2:30 this af ternoon, was postponed. because of cold weather. Tuesday after noon has been suggested as a tentative date for the festival. Marjorie Loven, of Spruce Pine, enthroned amid the medieval towers and castles typical of Queen Elizabeth’s time, will reign over the festival this year. Kath erine Perkinson, of Asheville, was first chosen as the Clio queen of May, but because of sickness she was unable to be ruler. Cast of Fifty The cast of approximately fifty characters is as follows: Queen of the May, Marjorie Loven; maid of honor, Mildred Du Pree; at tendants, Imogene Brown, Mildred Crowder, Mary Louise Howell, Jane Sondley, Lillian Porter, Ruth Strange, Virginia Lisk, Martha Moss, Ann Jarrett, Gladys Rein hardt, Helen Moon, Erma Morris, Peggy Clifford, and Maude Blood- good; Queen Elizabeth, Virginia Terry; ladies of the court, Frances Burrows, June Davis, Louise Phillips, Anne Cochran; lords of the court, Bartlett Dorr, Robert Allred, Ernest Cox, Earl Price; court jesters. Hazel Tilson and Gwen Reed; crown bearer, Thomas White; train bearer, Hugh Tilson; Snow White, Gretchen Johnson; Prince Charming, Charles Byrd; (Continued on page 2) Bell Ringer Is Cowed For Once Chief Bell Ringer J. Norman Ellis, who modestly says that he “pulls more strings on the campus than anyone,” was unable to dong the bell in the administration building one day last week. On an errand to the local high school with a faculty member’s car, the rotund, eye-shifting man aging editor, while returning, found the road blocked by a herd of cattle. Two minutes to the bell! Ellis knew that he would be un able to get around this outdoor “Ferdinand session.” The usually calm Mr. Ellis parked, dashed into a house on faculty hill, grabbed the phone, almost swallowed the mouthpiece, and yelled to Miss Frances Snelson. “This is Ellis. Have someone to ring the bell.” Puzzled Miss Snelson queried, “Why can’t you ring it?” J. Norman, who loves to have the last word, groaned: “I can’t get around these cows.” The bell rang on the dot, but J. Norman had to explain.