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i by the haughty laugh
ikass—is too much for
lT nature.
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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
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bell him . . .
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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
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lonkeys bray), he was
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no donkey. Nay, only
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ootball tales off of his
A J inch chest. It was his
And : had awakened me. Well,
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aned. After all, I had
To awakened on a beauti-
morning, and Henry
popy® were merely return-
.^1 breakfast (which I had
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-
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;inued on page 4)
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-
^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.
NO. 14
Declaimers To
Speak Tonight
Eu^s And Phi’s To Tangle
In Commencement
The annual commencement dec
lamation contest between the
boys’ societies will be held tonight
at eight o’clock in the college
- 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
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
Thanksgiving Weather
Chills May Festival
Clios And Phis
Elect C-I Heads
Implores Youth To Take
Advantage Of Their
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
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
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
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
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
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
May 17-23, 1940
All Classes Meeting at
Examination On
....Saturday AM, May 18 (10:30-12:30)
Saturday PM, May 18 (2:30-4:30)
....Wednesday AM, May 22 (8:30-10:30)
..Wednesday AM, May 22 (10:30-12:30)
Thursday AM, May 23 (8:30-10:30)
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
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.

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