North Carolina Newspapers

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THE HILLTOP, MARS HILL COLLEGE, MARS HILL, NORTH CAROLINA.
Hilltop
'‘Plain Living and High Thinking’
Published by the Students of Mars Hill College, Mars Hill, North
Carolina.
Entered as second-class matter February '20, 1926, at the Post-
office at Mars Hill, North Carolina, under the Act of March 3, 1879.
Issued semi-monthly during the college year.
Subscription Rate Year $1.00
Issue 5c
MEMBER OF ASSOCIATED COLLEGIATE PRESS
DISTRIBUTOR OF COLLEGIATE DIGEST
THE HILLTOPPERS
Editor-in-Chief Foster West
Managing Editor William R. Gabbert
Associate Editors Maureen Bennett . Robbie Gold Stockton
Sports Editor
FACULTY ADVISORS
Mildred Hardin Ramon DeShazo
Eleanor B. Church Rachel Templeton
CONTRIBUTORS
Lucille Cathey Audrey Mundorf
Rebecca Horton Nancy Dover
Fred Ellison
Business Manager Bill Byrd
Circulation Managers Jack Greene and Winfred Thompson
Advertising Manager Kenneth E. Davis
Volume XVI.
January 17, 1942.
Number 7
Inherent Patriotism-
Every citizen in our country realizes the glorious past of
America; he has heard of the valiant deeds of our predeces
sors, the pioneers, and of the later statesmen and soldiers who
built our nation. Realizing the faults as problems to be solved,
every American knows that the United States of America is
the most glorious nation ever to exist, in its freedom, its re
ligion, and its fairness toward the development of the indi
vidual. Americans hove known this perfecily well all along.
They have known it so well that they have taken it for granted,
much as they accept air, water, or sunshine. It is a shock to
them now to realize that this supreme necessity might be
threatened by exterior forces. With this attitude it is difficult to
convince them that they must take up arms to protect the na-
yon. They respond slowly to the necessity of national defense
because the attitude of supreme security has drugged their
minds through a period of luxurious existence.
Now when the crisis comes, our country finds it necessary
to arouse their morale and their patriotic interest, to convince
them of danger, to show them the necessity of defense, and to
drill into their heads that their freedom is not a free gift of cre
ation unpurchased by any effort. To do this, and to do it on
short notice, constitutes an extremely difficult task, because
the attitude of a man is almost as unyielding as the instincts
of a lower animal.
In the countries of Europe and Asia where patriotism and
murder are instilled into the minds and hearts of the citizens
when they are children, there is no dihiculty in arousing a
fighting spirit in time of war. That is what we in America
should do in a different sense. When we are teaching our
children in the home or school we should imbue them from
childhood with the spirit, truth, and honor of our country. They
should hear the national anthem often, see the flag every day,
and be drilled in proper respect for our patriotic procedures!
They should grow up with national pride more firmly fixed in
their minds; then at a time of national crisis, great would be
the numbers rallying to the colors.
Alpha To Omega
By East
There have been dark chap
ters in the book of civilization,
but they all hove come out
right in the end; the entire
book seems to progress towarc
a happier state for the char
acters.
Cowbells at a basketball
game are as conspicuous as
asses at an assembly of sages.
Minds continually groveling
in a gutter can look up only
to see the shady side of a
question or statement; then
they distort it to fit their attf
tude.
One who uses his authority
to emphasize his dominance
loses respect simultaneously.
In criticizing others you are
criticizing your own traits exist
ing in a number of others;
there are only a certain num
ber of human traits and they
must be distributed equally
among us.
You will hit harder if your
parachute does not open than
you will if you do not have a
parachute—don’t be cocksure.
Be true to yourself; it is hard
to live with one who knows
the truth and silently condemns
you.
If you cannot trust others,
how can your own intentions
be trusted or respected?
A smart man will run away
so that he may fight again; a
smarter man will handle the
situation; but a truly wise man
would never have got into the
predicament to start with.
SHE SNOOPS
TO CONQUER
Libris MontaA
PAY DIRT
MUSIC NOTES
Breathes there a man with soul so dead
Who never to himself hath said
'This is my own, my native land?' "
-J.F.W.
By David McAdam
Since we are all interested
in knowing about those Mars
Hillians who contributed musi
cally to the home town pro
grams and services during the
holidays, your reporter has
interviewed a few students.
Mary Stringfield tells us she
played Handel's "Largo" at
church. Beverette Middleton
says she did nothing in the
way of music, but don't let
that mislead you. At almost
any time you can find her hard
at work preparing for her
spring recital. Warren Reddick
sang "Birthday of a King" in
his church in Belmont. Florence
Smith, in addition to speaking
on the student night program,
sang "Bethlehem Lullabye" in
aer church in Beaufort. Frances
, am sang "Sweet Little Jesus
Boy at B. T. U. and "The
Challenge on the student
night program at her church.
Huth ^ Simms sang "Rock of
Ages in a quartet at church
and also accompanied a choir
to sing at the State prison.
Your reporter played Bach
Gounods "Ava Maria"—his
father accompanying him on
the cello—one Sunday, and
bchuberts Ave Maria" the
next Sunday, at his church He
was also one of the soloists in
the musical portions of
Catholic midnight mass
Christmas Eve in his town.
Sam Rushton has been in
vited to play with the North
Carolina Symphony Orchestra,
which is made up of carefully
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'S no use tryn'! This is just
plain gossip. Y'rs very truly
considered writing an elabo
rate introduction to this bit of
gentle slander, but s'help me,
there (Talmadge talk) "jes'
ain't no way to fatten a pig
but to slop him." Gossip is
gossip. If you're an offender
and we see you, you're out of
luck.
Speaking of snow, Charlie
Harris was heard complaining
of having cold hands after
Wednesday's snow. Suggested
remedy: stop snowballing Del-
bridge. She'll take the situation
well in hand.
Steak and onions, heroes
and heroines, nuts and bolts
—all go together. How about
Dukes and Earls, Tom?
And they say that ma
ternally-minded Doug Aldrich
didn't need six lessons from
the well-known Madame to en
able him to mind Mrs. Gard
ner's baby.
Also, George Blake has been
suffering from Hay(es) fever
lately. Could you cure his
sniffles, Helen ?
Correction: In a recent issue
it was stated that Wilburn
turned Greene. Before the issue
left the press, it was a Cherry
red. For a while it seemed that
she was doing all (W)right with
her male excort bureau, but
now all's quiet.
A dashing, swashbuckling,
typical man about town; the
S. P. of the week by popular
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By James Dendy
A Book of Impressionism Wh
Will Moke An Impressioi
Elizabeth Bowen, who is v
known in the literary world
her novel. The Death of
Heart, now brings to ev
reader who is even sligl
appreciative of the beauti
the poetic, and the artistit
basket of tempting, satisfy
fruit. Time Magazine speak!
Miss Bowen as "one of I
writers alive who come n-R
mastering the difficult si
story form." Even the soi
what subtle title. Look At
Those Roses, is fascinating
cleverly inviting. Marg:^^^,:
Wallace of the New Y ^
Times says, "It would beSy
most impossible for anyt _
who knows or cares anyth e
about fine writing not to adii
these stories." ° 1
The stories in this bIn
might be called satires nuc
horror stories" (as one Dpe
viewer puts it) of middle clile,
English life. Some of the stoAs
tell of people who have losdivi
are losing both aristocracy ae
wealth — people whose PYe
sitions and possessions mokir^
so much to them that they G-
hardly "let go." Then othrtic:
simply give the reader an
pressionistic literary p o P® £
based upon some situat^kor
One story is entitled "fe to
Madam . . ." and is a
logue delivered by a serVtb c
showing her mistress throiPre
a freshly bombed house.
The story which attraC^°^
your reviewer most is
Needlecase." In a large ^
louse in England live a motl^® ^
a son, Frank, and two daifr
ALUMNI NOTES
1 iioiiK., ana two aauu
ters, Angela and Toddy.
old home is kept up mei'S'^
because it is the wish of ArtliG^°
By Winfred Thoinp ton
a
on
Himgry Octet Sings For
Cafe Supper
And as the spokesman for
the group put it, "we're minus
two". The six boys appeared
in the balcony of Thacker's
restaurant in Charlotte and
after securing the manager's
permission, began with "Roll
Dem Bones . After the applause
subsided, they were requested
to give their rendition of "Dear
Old Wake Forest".
The incident occurred when
the boys were in Charlotte for
the Wake Forest-Texas Tech,
football game. Three of the
six were Mars Hillians of last
year. Dean Willis, Paul Brun
ner, and Bob Holt.
(Note — They went out
hungry; maybe it was because
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the eldest son, living av'q^'T
from home, who is favored
his mother. It is intimated ^
they all think him to be a ,
of unusual honor and choraC' ,
Frcmk, who lives at home/®r>^
dissipated and uncontrollol' ^
and is consequently not eS M
daily liked by his mother pw
woman. Miss Fox, who trci^
from house to house se\djj^ ^
for people, is engaged to cd '
to work on clothes for the t
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G L E A N I N G
By Thompson
Midnight flash from the
correspondent in Tokyo-
night a Jap was judged
calling the Emperor a moi?^
The charges were; ^ ^
slander; two, revealing goV^f ^
ment secrets. "
This little ditty is
apropos or so Jean
Haynes thinks.
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a^low
Po'and:
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hick
Do I worry
Cause I'm flunking out ors
Do I worry
Cause I'm always left out? Ha
_ hough my phone never rii'Ha
Do you think I care alot Ca
About dates and such thi>’Krc
As boys and other rot? Sul
Am I frantic est
Cause I never have a dateiott
s there panic i. I
Cause I may not graduate? low
And when every day is do^'
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