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Published By The Students Of Mars Hill College
Volume XVI.
Mars Hill, North Carolina, December 13, 1941.
Number 6.
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“Glee Club Presents Annual Christmas Program T^orrow Night In College Auditorium
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1 a ste night of December 14
ille Glee Club will present its
annual candlelight service in
the college auditorium. The
program will be built around
the story of the birth of Jesus
with the songs and scripture
telling of the prophecy, the
shepherds and angels, the
manger scene, the visit of the
magi, and the adoration of the
Christ as Savior of the world.
Many beautiful songs por
traying the scenes will be pre-
;:sented by the Glee Club and
special groups from the Glee
Club. Familiar songs will in
clude "Silent Night" by the en
tire group, "Go Tell It On the
Mountains" and "We Three
Kings." The congregation will
join in singing some of the
The following girls will sing
several special numbers: Edith
Cole, Carolyn Wilburn, Idella
Aydlett, Betty Rae Gottis, Ruby
Lyon, Frances Elam, and Flor
ence Smith.
Boys having special parts
ore Jason Ross, Jack Lucke,
Jack Floyd, Edward Clark, Fred
Ellison, Charles Marsh, Bill
Hamlett, and Walter Harrel-
Miss Ellison will sing "Jesu
Another feature of the pro
gram will be a number played
by a string ensemble. This will
be the prelude to the Third
Act of "Lohengrin." The en
semble includes Mary String-
field, David McAdams, Betty
Virginia Mullinax, Ruth Sims,
and Henry Anderson.
News Flashes
Christmas holidays begin
♦ * *
Eus Elect
The Euthalian Literary So-
slscted the following
officers for the forensic term
last week: President, James
Wright; Vice-President, Henry
^derson; Secretary, Wilmer
Fisher; Censor, Warren
* * i,
New Phi Officers
_ Last night the Philomathian
Literary Society elected the fol
lowing officers for the forensic
term: President, William Gob-
TCrt; Vice - President, Luther
^pelond; Secretary, David
Dorr; Censor, John Robertson.
♦ ★ ♦
New Non And Clio
The following officers were
(Continued on Page 4)
By Henry B. Huff
On Sunday afternoon, De
cember 7, 1941, in New York,
people were strolling peace
fully down Fifth Avenue. In
Washington, Secretary of State
Hull was conferring with Japa
nese envoys, ,Admiral Nomuro
and Saburo Kurusu. Along the
famed beaches of Hawaii, sol
diers were idling away the
hours in the warm tropical sun.
Suddenly these soldiers were
startled into consciousness by
the faint but rapidly growing
louder drone of bombers. These
mysterious planes, recognized
sometime later as Japanese,
began to loose their load of
death and destruction upon the
fortifications, air bases, and
naval bases of - the mighty
island fortress. America and
the rest of the- world were
stabbed into the mental reali
zation that another front had
been opened in this great war.
This treacherous act by the
government of Japan united
America as never before. On
Monday, December 8„ at the
request of the President, Con
gress passed a declaration of
war upon the Imperial Govern
ment of Japan, with only one
dissenting vote. Other freedom-
loving countries have rallied
(Continued on Page 4)
Girls Observe Annual
Christmas Parties
The girls in Spilmon, Treat,
Edna Moore, and the New
Dormitory will observe their
annual Christmas parties on
the evening of December
16. Names will hove been
drown the preceding week
and gifts put in a large box.
After the gifts have been
distributed by "Santa," the
girls will return them to be
given to needy children of
the Mars Hill community.
The bells that tolled in days of old
Will ring again tonight.
The sweetest chimes of other times.
Echoed from Heaven's height.
Will chime again their wondrous song.
And souls recall though years are long.
The star that gleamed, while shepherds dreamed.
Tonight will send its rays
Across the world, and joyrbhfurled
Within our hearts shall {blaze;
And souls will know the peace and rest
With which the shepherds'. h®®rts were blessed.
Stand up, arise, and to the skie^
Send forth a prayer for those
Who cannot see this night, as we—
Where hateful terror flows.
If duty calls, tomorrow fight.
But let us pray this Christmas night. •—J.F.W.
Wedding Bells For Mars Hill
Mars Hill campus hummed with excitement as Miss Estelle
Rush became the bride of Mr. John Marr, Jr., in a beautiful
ceremony on December 7, in the Mars Hill Church. Dr. Hoyt
Blackwell officiated and Rev. W. L. Lynch assisted.
Music was furnished by Miss Mary Nell Hardin, soloist, and
Mr. Clyde Carr, organist. Miss Hardin sang "At Dawning" and
Before an al'ar banked with evergreens and lighted by three
seven-branched candelabra the bride was given in marriage
by her brother Mr. James Rush. The brother of the groom, Mr.
Billy Marr, was best man.
The maid of honor was Miss Mildred Hardin. Bridesmaids
were Misses Frances Snelson, Rachel Templeton, Ruth Pierce,
and Mildred V.'right Eggers. Groomsmen were Messrs. Quentin
Ferguson, Ronald Rush, James Whitt, and Guy Timberlake.
The niece of the bride, Alice Goforth, was flower girl.
The bride 'v/ore a lovely dress of brocaded satin with a
finger-tip veil and carried gardenias on her Bible.
Immediately following the wedding a reception was held in
Spilmon park r for out-of-town guests and members of the
faculty. There was the traditional cutting of the wedding cake
by the bride, and Miss Mildred Bingham served at the punch
Both the br:de and groom are Mars Hill graduates. Miss
Rush, whose l ome is in Clyde, has been bookkeeper in the
Bursar's office of the college for the past four years. Mr. Marr
is associated '.■.-ith his father in business in Norfolk, Va. Their
many friends •.?ish for them a long and happy life together.
From the congratulations and best wishes of friends they
escaped throu ;h a shower of rice thrown by a mob of admir
ing students. After a two-weeks' trip to Florida they will be at
home in Norfolk, Va.
Hillians Bring Home
Eight Championships
Triumph Over Leading
Senior Institutions
Mors Hill representatives
"stole the show" at the tenth
annual Dixie Forensic Tourna
ment held at Winthrop college
in Rock Hill, ,South Carolina,
on Thursday through Saturday
of last week. Besides winning
awards in practically every
event, members of the Mors
Hill college Forensic Council
brought home the Dixie
Championship in eight di
The three-day tourney, spon
sored by the Strawberry Leaf
Society of Winthrop college,
drew about 200 students from
approximately thirty colleges
in the southeastern part of the
United States. The tournament
was divided into 14 main di
visions, consisting of rounds
bearing names of schools or
of famous southerners.
A list of the awards received
by Mors Hill students follows.
The Dixie Champion is the final
winner in each group.
After dinner speaking: Dixie’
Champion, women—Gertie B.
Watts. Strawberry Leaf after
dinner champion, women—
Gertie B. Watts.
Debate: Out of 68 competing
teams, a "Big Ten" was named.
The second team listed con
sisted of Robert Harris and
Henry Huff, who were also de
clared Junior College Cham
Dixie clash (direct clash de
bating). Out of ah the repre
sentatives participating, James
Hall and Norman Caudle were
declared Dixie Champions.
Oratory: Dixie Champion,
(Continued on Page 3)
Alumnus In Air
(Special to Hilltop)
Montgomery, Ala., Nov. 29.
Richard Miller Mansfield, of
Leaksville, a former student
of Mars Hill College, is now
learning to become a pilot
for the United States Army
in the Southeast Air Corps
Training Center.
Cadet Mansfield is now
at the Replacement Center
for cadets at Maxwell Field,
Ala., headquarters of the
training center. He will leave
soon for one of the primary
schools in the Southeast,
where he will receive his
first flight training under
a skilled civilian instructor.
Upon completion of the 30
weeks' flight training
course. Cadet Mansfield
will be awarded his com
mission as a second lieu
tenant in the Army Air

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