Reserve A Laurel! Q*he Hilltop Published By The Students Of Mars Hill College ^ MARS HILL, NORTH CAROLINA. OCTOBER 19, 1940. DOIT NOW! Football Resul's Mars Hill, 20; Davidson, 14. Next Saturday Appalachian Teachers' Col- College. Alden Family Dorothy and Edgar Alden, duo-viohnists from Raleigh- will give a concert next Satur- cry night in the college audi- orium. They will be accompa- by Dorothy Phelps, pi- Carnival girh^TB^°''“‘^ pennies, yiris. the annual carnival at Moore Dormitory will be held Wednesday, Oct. 23 Former Mors Hillians lorC 1 Wake Forest Col- of^®iy? Mrgest number I Ini graduates, the Un versity of North Carolina Baptists a close from tB persons enroll enrolled at the University. Of ®re girls. .® includes: Barbara Rush Beeler, Carroll Fro 1: B. Ellis, Frank Fulk, Norman Harper, barrel Joines, Ruth Jones, MoF^i'^^1 Joseph Hamilton W Wil- Hornli^^^^**' Robinson, ° P ° “hour, Virginia erry, Roy Totherow, T. C ^®her Whitaker, waJ^ ^dbourn, Ben Gallo way, and Louis Shields. Soccer Match in iu ,,^°?Pai®hers triumphed Civic Music Concert ^h® series of civic Ashf he given in ton ahi be held onight. Many students hove Purchj^sed tickets and plan to Chttpel Gevns iJ,? °hserving stu dents there has been a full , arvest of thoughts reaped jom the chapel exercises in ne past few days. Accom- ^nshed speakers and thinkers ictve given much of their [f‘°wledge to the members of n® Student body. Miss Wilma Buoy, who poke to us in chapel a few ®^s ago, has traveled all the United States as her \®^®^hng talk clearly show- • She is a field worker for Home Mission Board of the outhern Baptist Convention. ;ie exp®riences she related life on the fields in which le has worked were of inte st cmd inspiration to the stu- int body. The program given by the usic Department showed that ' ore very fortunate in hav- ?, many musically talented Other enjoyable pro- (Continued on page 2) Under the direction of Miss Bonnie Wengert, the Drama- teers, play-producing organi zation of the college, plan this years work with the leader ship of the following officem- Paul Meyers, president; Lucille Haywood, vice - president; ^wen Potter, secretary; Noah Burroughs, treasurer; and Shir- fey Saunderlin, historian. The first public performance ot the Dramateers will be Sat urday evening, Nov. 2, in which they will present twc outstanding plays in a unified program with the theme o^ peace. The theme is derived | h®m fhe well-known slogan. Lest We Forget." The program is unique, as the curtain opens on a darken ed stage in the first play, "The Terrible Meek," and out of the stillness emerges the voices of the peasant-woman Mary, Mo ther of Christ; an army cap tain; and a soldier. The scene is the crucifixion of Christ. n V ^^® piety, "Eleven Million," the scene changes to the World War period, as the characters strive to present to the audience the aftermath of the first World War. Every member of the club will be cast in at least one play during the semester for the regular club meetings, as the purpose of the club is to study play-casting, staging, and play production. Several one-act plays have already been decided upon by the club to be presented this sem ester. The Dramateers look for ward to the Spring Festial at Chapel Hill^ N. C.^ where they will take several plays and costume arrangements to be entered in the Playmakers' Contests. This trip will bring to a close the planned events of the Dramateers for this year. NO. 3 Dr. O. T. Binkley Leads Fall Revival Dr. Binkley’s Message To The Students My message to students may be briefly and simply stated. Accept the gracious invitations of Jesus: 'Come to me, believe in me, learn of me, and follow me.' Cul tivate the idea of the holy which subdues the mind to wonder and softens the heart to worship. Learn to do thorough work every da^A, cast out fear with love and faith, and give your selves in some field of en deavor to loving and intelli gent ministry to human need." The subject for Saturday night will be on "The Friends of Jesus." There are three groups of students: (1) Those who are indifferent to Jesus; (2) Those who are hostile to Jesus; (3) Those who are the friends of Jesus. If we hear his words and obey them, we are his friends. Sunday morning we shall think of^ what it means to live a "Life worthy of the Gospel of Christ." For the past week the stu dents of Mars Hill hove been inspired by the uplifting mes sages of Dr. O. T. Binkley, head of the Religion Depart ment at Wake Forest College. The college called him from his classes to lead our annual fall spiritual revival. I like Mars Hill very much indeed, said Dr. Binkley. "I like the serious attitude and the^ atmosphere of worship which preails on the campus; 1 like the student response to religious activities. I also like the social life here which I miss at Wake Forest." Dr. Binkley was graduated from Wake Forest College in 1928. From there he went to the Southern Baptist Seminary in Louisville, Ky., where he studied until 1930. In 1933, hb received his Ph.D. from Yale University. For ^ five and a half years. Dr. Binkley held a pastorate at Chapel Hill and since then hers b©en h©crcl of th© D©port- ment of Religion at Wake For est College. Although Dr. Binkley may be a stranger to some of us, he is well known throughout the state as an outstanding relig ious leader and speaker. The most important things in my life are my children," he admits. Dr. Binkley has two lovely daughters, one aged six years and the other eight months. Founders’ Day In Review Notice With the comment on page t4ro, we are introduc ing a new column into the paper. This column is to be known as the Open Forum, and is to be used for com ments from the readers. We gladly accept all comments and suggestions.—Editors. Writer m By James Stuart Dendy (Written after on interview with bora Coleman Porter, the wi dow of O. Henry.) We should all be deeply in terested in and proud of our great American short - story writer, O. Henry. Not only was North Carolinian by birth and ^if® here Western North Carolina. As a young man, William Sydney P^ter lived in Greens boro, N. C., with his father, aunt, grandmother, cousin, and a lazy, slothful little negress knoira as "Gyp." His Uncle Clark, who had married a cou sin of Sara Coleman, lived next door, and Sara lived in his home. When the interest- mg romance began, Sara was only 13 years of age, and her lover 19. Of course in that day it would have been unheard- of for a boy of this age open ly to show affection for one so young. Nevertheless, William's aunt allowed him to take Sara to ^ the show with a chaperon. William was then working in ° store as a prescription clerk. He emphatically denied being a soda fountain boy; but on the way back from the theatre he always dropped in the drug store with Sara and condescended to this rank just long enough to make a soda for Sara! It is of interest to us that this same drug store was the one in which the famous Vick s medicines had their birth. William Porter was never a iMithy person, and at 20 he ten Greensboro for Texas, ^ere he hoped to recuperate. J here he lived on a ranch with friends of the family. Soon after reaching Texas William met a young lady. Miss Athal ptis. He married her and they had a daughter, O. Henry's only child. This daughter died in 1927. At the time this child was bom, William Porter and his wife were living in Austin. He was working in a bonk and lond offic© and doing' 'writing on the side, having a regular newspaper column. .^,The tragic port in the life of William Sydney Porter began in the bonk where he was Chapel Program IT^® Founders Day program M Mars Hill College, Saturday, Oct. 12, opened with the cha pel exercises which were held from 10:00 to 12:00 o'clock in the college auditorium. Presh dent Hoyt Blackwell presided and recognized the visitors, who came from all parts of the' South. Dr. Thurman D. Kitchin, president of Wake Forest Col- fege, delivered the main ad dress of the morning, which centered about the idea of the place of science in civiliza tion. Dr. Bert Cunningham, of Duke University, opened the Science Symposium by read-' ing a paper on "Disintegration arid Integration of Science."' Miss Margaret Edwards, of WG.U.N.C., then spoke on' The Place of Home Econo-' mics in Junior Colleges." "The' Place of Science in a Chris-' tion School was discussed by Dr. Milton Braun, of the De-^ partment of Physics of Ca tawba College, and Dr. C. G. Mumford, of the Department of Mathematics of North Carolina' State College, had as his topic Junior College Mathematics." Music was furnished by the" Glee Club under the direction' of Miss Elizabeth Ellison and by the orchestra under the di-' rection of Miss Mildred Gwin." Picnic Lunch Lunch was served picnic 'Style at 12:00 o'clock to all the students. The fare consisted of s a n dwiches, pickles, salad, and fruit. The faculty and vis itors were served in the dining' hall. Dedication Of Science Building At 1:00 o clock the dedica tion of the new science hall began. President Blackwell ex- pressed a wish that Mr. Pal mer, the architect, could be present. He said: "He went away two years ago. In his passing, we lost one of the finest friends we have ever had." Mrs. C. M. Wall placed the bronze box in the comer- (Continued on page 4) cashier. Money was stolen from the cash drawer, and it seemed that the blame was being laid on Will Porter. He at once resigned his position with the bank and moved to Houston, where he secured a new job. On being summoned back to Austin for trial he was panic-stricken and went to Central America, a fugitive from justice, leaving his wife and child behind. Mrs. Sara Porter says that she can easily understand his doing this, as he was a very sensitive man. (Continued on page 2) Questions 1. Where is asphalt most abundant? 2. What is the definition of "to jubilate?" 3. What is the significance of these dotes: 55 B.C., 597 A.D., and 1066 A.D.? 4. Where was Moses bur ied? 5. What were the five lead ing states of Italy dur ing the Middle Ages? 6. What is the meaning of the following words and from what lan guage do they come? (1) nomen, (2) mettre, (3) puerta, (4) echo. 7. Who is the Mayor of Mars Hill?