TAGUi^ LTBKAKi Mars Hiil College criie Hilltop Published By The Students Of Mars Hill College lume XVI. Mars Hill, North Carolina, January 17, 1942. Number 7. lars Hill Loses Dean I. N. Carr To Uncle Sam ramatic Club Elects Officers iterest Centered On State Contests 'he Dramatic Club has icted as its officers for the w semester the following stu nts: president, Luther Jarvis; :e-president, Burnette Selph; :retary, Ethel Belle Kornegoy; asurer, Lee Wood; and his- ian, Eoline Keeter. lach spring at Chapel Hill state-wide dramatic festival held. The plays are pre- ited by high schools, col- •es, and theater groups. Pre- linary district festivals will held this year, however, d only those groups which ! classified as No. 1 will be vileged to present their [ys at the state festival. Last 3r Mars Hill won first place its production of professional tys and was one of two ■ior colleges invited to pre- it on original play. James .ndy was the author of the jinal play last year. 'he chief interest in the club (Continued on Page 4) Stormy Weather Now Ahead ■» ireathes there a man with .1 so dead, who never to iself hath said, "Doggone se exams. Why do they "■e to come now, of all times, when I'm the busiest?" 5er up, chillun. It's not so 1. Just think, they would much harder if they were ^ calculus, or chemistry, or ory. Why even exam time its advantages. Think of the time you'll have to date ■T one-ond-only, or of all the 3 you'll have to devote to rhing up on your sleep. L, O. K.—just sleep then— who cares). Briously now, exams aren't int to be hard. They are ely a reflection of what have taken up in class ng the fall semester. Surely have not been isolated ng the year to such an ex- that you have not ob- ’©d a little knowledge from 3sure on class. And surely ctre not immune. So cheer Get plenty of sleep and ze into 'em. You'll be okay. '/ let s see, Jim, plenty of f’JSt a little sugar—no, much cream, Jim; it makes sleepy — doggone this dcs how'll I ever pass ? Chapel Speaker L R. Owen, Pastor of the :h Broad Avenue Baptist ^:ch of Asheville and Sec- Y of our Board of Trustees, the first chapel speaker the new semester, on ,sdoy, Jan. 29. Miss Bonnie Wengert, under whom the Dramatic Club is achieving remarkable success. HONOR CLUBS MEET Ellect Officers For Next Semester Several of the honor clubs met on Tuesday night of last week and, besides presenting their regular programs, elected officers for the coming se mester. The Science Club, meeting in the science building, pre sented the following program: Devotional Message, Jane Davis; "Mathematical History," Murray Hollydoy; "Brain Teas ers," Carter Wright; "Mathe matics in War," James Clark; "Fallacies in Mathematics." Jack Greene. The new officers elected were: president. Jack Greene; vice-president, Lee Wood; sec retary, Carter Wright; treas urer, Murray Hollydoy. The French Club met at the home of Mrs. Roberts. The brief program consisted of an interesting and informative summary by Mary Kincaid of the highlights of French poetry since the outbreak of the war in 1939. The following new officers were elected: presi dent, Jack Lumpkin; vice-presi dent, Pearl Franklin; secretary, Evelyn Garrison; treasurer, Emily Thorne. The Classical Club presented the following program at its meeting: "The Nine Muses," David (Continued on Page 4) News Flashes Everyone is happy to hear that President Blackwell has returned home and is con valescing after several days in the Aston Pork Hospital, Asheville. it h it Student Council Elections Jack Lucke, who was vice- president of the Student Coun cil, has moved up to the posi tion of president, replacing Walter Horrelson. James Hall has been elected vice-presi dent, and David Dorr is the new councilman. International Summary By Henry Huff Much has happened since our last article was written. Momentous war conferences have been held in Washing ton between Prime Minister Churchill and President Roose velt; in Moscow between P’-ime Minister Joseph Stalin and British foreign Secretary An thony Eden; and in Chunking between Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek (China), Major Gen eral George Brett (U. S. Army Air Force), and General Sir Archibald Wavell (Great Brit ain). From the conferences in Washington between the Brit ish commander-in-chief in India and Burma, should become commander-in-chief of all allied forces, land, sea, and air, in the south Pacific. Headquarters are to be in the Dutch island of Java. Deputy commander is Major General George Brett, U. S.; naval commander. Ad miral Hart, U. S.; and Gen eralissimo Chiang Kai-shek is commander-in-c h i e f in the China area. While in Washington, Prime Minister Churchill, probably the best known orator in the world, made a historic speech be fore the United States Congress in which he predicted the utter destruction of the axis powers in 1944 or earlier. Twenty-six "united nations" have signed a pact in agreement. The Japanese are pressing their advance toward Singa pore. General MacArthur is putting up a magnificent de fense in a small part of the island of Luzon, having won major battles in the last few days against superior forces. The Japanese have landed sea (Continued on Page 4) Homemakers’ Guild • Elects Officers The Homemakers' Guild held its regular bi-weekly meet ing on Monday evening, Janu ary 12. Two brief programs were given. Dorothy Goforth presided over the first, which included a magazine review, by Hope Thornburg, and a fashion show, exhibiting gar ments recently made by girls of one section of the C-I home economics class. The second program, presided over by Frances Winston, included a spring fashion forecast, by Audry Mundorf and a fashion show by another section of the C-I home economics class. The following officers were elected for the second semester: president, Frances Winston; vice-president, Dorothy Go forth; secretary, Mildred Cal- vard; treasurer, Lona Belle Fox; chorister, Sarah Curtis; reporter, Audrey V. Mundorf. Dr. I. N. Carr Dr. Carr was called to service in the U. S. Army last week. Speak Up — ’Spress Yourself "Mr. President!" "Do you yield?" "Ladies and Gentle men." With the coming of a new semester there comes the annual battle of wits and words, which reaches a climax in the inter-society contests fea tured at commencement. This is the big opportunity for those interested in forensic work to gain personal development and recognition and to bring honor to the societies they rep resent. These contests include both boys and girls and are a source of keen enjoyment to all who are really interested in and appreciate the challenge they present. The Philomathians open the season on January 30 by hold ing a debate contest within the society to determine who shall meet the Euthalians in the famous commencement clash between the two so cieties. Next in order will be contests for oratory, declama tion, and temperance reading, the series ending on February 20. The Euthalians begin their contests on February 6. The order of their tryouts is: oratory, declamation, temperance read ing, and debate, the series end ing on February 27. The Nonpareils and Clios get into the race through essay, dramatic reading, and temer- ance reading contests. Repre sentatives are chosen by try outs in the societies, and at commencement the groups meet in final contests between the two societies. These contests are open to all society members, and any wishing to participate should begin preparing now. "The early bird gets the worm"— you'd better get in and dig fast! Dr. Carr Receives Gall To Air Base Leaves Deanship After Eighteen Years Mars Hill college regrets very much to give up for an in definite period of time Dr. I. N. Carr, dean of men for the past eighteen years. Dr. Carr has been called into active duty in the United States army. Dr. Carr left last Sunday for Charlotte, after receiving orders to report to the air base there. He is to be stationed at Camp Lee, Virginia. Since 1924 he has been a captain in the Re serve Officers Training Corps. On Friday of last week Dr. Carr delivered to the students and faculty of Mors Hill col lege a short farewell address, in which he expressed briefly his regret at having to leave. "Every association which I have had here has been pleasant. ... I shall continue to think of the institution," he said. "I came here to dedicate my life to the work at Mars Hill, and I hope to be able to return soon." In closing. Dr. Carr urged all young men to continue their vocational train ing with as little interruption as possible. "The government wonts you to stay with the educational institutions," he said. "Don't become panicky. It would be a great mistake to follow the present tendency to leave school before you are called." President Blackwell then spoke, refuting the idea that Mars Hill is losing Dr. Carrt "We are only lending him to Uncle Sam for this period of crisis and look forward to his return," he said. "You may (Continued on Page 3) B.T.U. Loses Harrelson New Leaders Chosen During the past week there have been many-events ta king place in B.T.U. Perhaps the foremost is the leaving of our B.T.U. Director, Wal ter Harrelson, who has join ed the Navy. We wish Wal ter the best of luck and greatest good fortune as he gives his services to his country. Henry Anderson has been chosen by the B.S.U. Coun cil to be the new B.T.U. lea der. Henry was succeeded by Lucile Lawton as Secre tary. Idella Aydlett has been selected as choir leader to take the place of Jason Ross, who has moved. The B. T. U. extends a cor dial welcome to all who ore interested in training in church membership. Several new unions hove been star ted, and more will be organ ized as the enrollment in creases. Won't you come and do your part'?