THE HILLTOP, MARS HILL COLLEGE, MARS HILL, NORTH CAROLINA.
“Plain Living and High Thinking’'
Published by the Students of Mars Hill College, Mars Hill, North
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 6c
MEMBER OF ASSOCIATED COLLEGIATE PRESS
DISTRIBUTOR OF COLLEGIATE DIGEST
Editor-in-Chief John Foster West
Managing Editor William R. Gabbert
Associate Editors Maureen Bennett . Robbie Gold Stockton
Sports Editor Bruce Hudson
Mildred Hardin Ramon DeShazo
Eleanor B. Church Rachel Templeton
Audrey Mundorf . Rebecca Horton . Henry Anderson . Henry Huff
Lucille Cathey . Winfred Thompson . Marcus Gulley
Fred Glazener . Jackie Spainhour
Business Manager Bill Byrd
Circulation Managers Lomax Crook and Winfred Thompson
Advertising Manager Kenneth E. Davis
Vice-President of the Euthalian
Literary Society, is to fill the
unexpired term of James V.
Wright as Euthalian President.
Wright is . going to Virginia
Tech, where he will take a
course in the installation of ra
dios in aircraft. Clyde Rollins
has been elected to take An
derson's place as Vice-Presi
January 31, 1942.
Something For Nothing
It would seem that something that can be obtained for noth
ing is not worth having; such is the universal balance between
price and value. No apparent dogma can be accepted com
pletely, however; for there ore literally millions of people on
earth who continue to exist from day to day with this hope
paramount in their minds, with this hope their only driving
Narrowing the subjects down to those with whom we are
acquainted, we find an outstanding fact present in the outlook
of every laborer. Everyone who has ever held a job has ac
cepted his check each pay-day with anticipation, hoping, with
no basis for hope, that the boss, for some unpredictable reason,
has raised his pay. He knows the standard of pay; he knows
what he earned in relation to that standard. He has made a
contract with that standard, agreeing to work for an accepted
amount; therefore he has not earned one cent more than the
time he worked allots him. In spite of this, few people approach
a pay-day without hoping that they will receive more than
It is the same in school. You know how hard you work, how
much time you spend on each subject. You know your intelli
gence in relation to each subject. You should realize the rela
tion between the time spent and your ability to comprehend a
certain course. There should be no doubt in your mind as to
how much you really earned on each subject. In spite of that,
most people look forward to receiving a test grade with antici
pation, hoping they received more than they deserve; hoping
so strongly that the teacher slipped them a few points that be
fore long they are expecting it and are ready to demand it if
the instructor does not hove the reward ready for them.
A gift is nice to have, but something you earn with your own
sweat and blood is really the priceless thing to you. How many
football lettermen have offered to sell the letter they paid for
so dearly? Very few. You may demand something for nothing,
but after you receive it you don't appreciate it much. Usually
you would be willing to part with it at a fraction of its actual
value. Isn't it true that the things you work for the hardest, the
things you pay the most for, are your most prized possessions'?
Is this a dagger which I see
before me? Come let me clutch
thee! I just sow my French
Don't sleep after your alarm
clock sounds; he who would
command must first rule him
Love thy neighbor, and he
will meet you half way; de
spise thy neighbor, and he will
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A girl gets by with being witty.
Because she's also slim one
Men admire a girl who's
More Ways To Skin A Cat
On January 16, Mr. King, one of Mars Hill's history pro
fessors, addressed the student body, announcing as his sub
ject, "Honesty Is The Best Policy." The students slouched in
their seats and prepared to listen to the conventional fifteen-
minute sermon (probably justified) concerning social morals.
But this was not the customary advisory dissertation. Mr. King
said that he was going to discuss a phase of Japanese philo
sophy. The students sat up.
"The Japanese," said Mr. King, "have no sense of honesty
whatsoever. At the very moment that a peace conference was
being held in Washington, bombers were being loaded for the
double-crossing attack upon Pearl Harbor."
"Now he's going to give the Japs a thorough verbal flailing,"
mused the students, as they leaned forward at attention.
Mr. King continued, describing how Japan has become a
modern nation since Admiral Perry opened her doors in the
last century. America taught her modem war, big business;
but America did not teach her double-dealing diplomacy.
Trickery and dishonesty are ingrained characteristics of the
Japanese people. Japan has been planning an empire at the
expense of other nations for more than a hundred years.- On
these precedents rests our justification for war with Japan.
"Bravo!" said the loud applause of the students. "They're a
bunch of crooked rats!"
The point had been put across, but no sermon had been
preached. Maybe the students are just dumb. —W.R.G.
The femme who looks it wins
his heart. Don't say you aren't
beautiful! You yourself must
take the reins in your firm
little hands and run the works.
Fortunately beauty, or the
illusion of beauty—and who's
going to split hairs over the
difference?—is a habit that
can be cultivated. Million
dollar-grooming is more a
matter of time and care than
money. So girls, help yoursel::
to beauty and charm. Now
that exams are night-mares of
the past let's take an inven
tory of ourselves. Your clothes
first: a great deal has been
said about longer dresses, but
we won't talk about that un
less you say so. If you would
be graceful though, the bottom
of your dress should match the
bottom of your knee cap. And
speaking of dresses—time to
change the collar that doesn't
absolutely sparkle, time to
press those pleats in more
firmly, and time to see that
socks or accessories match
your outfit even though you
have only one class to attend.
And never under any circum
stances allow yourself to dig
a dress out of the back of your
closet to wear it just-this-once-
more because it's raining and
it will spot anyway.
Just as sure as taxes, if you
aren't well-groomed you won't
be the beautiful girl you are.
Polish yourself as though you
were the Koh-i-noor; and, my
dear, you'll shine on the cam
Confidentially, by some in
scrutable malice of fate, your
S. P. may be lurking, and just
when you haven't taken time
to . . . you know what —A. M.
Well, here it is again. Exams
are over, and we hope you
liked 'em. Really, there wasn't
much time to check on sub
versive activities, but there are
a few noticeable cases that
were brought to our attention.
Take the case of the good
shepherd of the hills, for in
stance. How's your Lamb,
Three times in succession
has he dated different, O, so
fortunate femmes. I refer to
none other than Douglas, Beau
Brummel, Cassanova Aldrich.
He hasn't sung his Swan song
yet, but he does seem different
since that math review in Spill
Catherine Haithcock has
learned the hook and Crook
of things since that Christmas
visitor. It couldn't have been
Santa Claus, because Santa
only comes once a year.
We hove just learned that
on his way home during the
holidays your good managing
editor, William R. Gabbert,
held someone's baby from
Asheville to Knoxville. He de
clined to say either whose
baby or how old she was.
"Footsie" Faile is having
woman trouble! He can't de
cide ■ between Georgia Cole
man and Sara Curtis. They
say that, having learned the
use of the telephone, he is
keeping the wires hot making
And Carl says, "Sometimes
I wonder if Lilia ever thinks
Wallace seems a bit un
settled as to which flame to
cherish. Time was when only
one part of Georgia was on
his mind; now he's diversify
ing. Sailor, beware!!! Speak
ing of sailors, ask Claire about
Hilda may not be vastly af
fected by the defense program,
but why this certain interest
when the subject of Cannon is
"Keep 'em Flying," Jimmy,
John, Harper, Plott, Cafego,
and all of you boys leaving
for defense work and flight
The report is that Edna Anne
goes up in a Huff at the sight
of Henry in coaching class.
Cheer up, Joey. You still
make a hit with Jeanne.
And "Mickey Palmer" made
quite a hit in the "Gloves"
tournament. What a way to
Boys, they say there ore
some empty rooms in Landers
House; very little worn, except
for the doors and the table
You'd never guess who dated
Carolyn Wilburn Wednesday
night. Naw, 'twasn't Cherry.
No, Miller's at Durham. Nope,
that's not Wright. I'll give you
a hint. He's the guy what gets
Oliver attention at the table.
Shirley has been unable to
secure his seat next to Elaine
at the table for the past few
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W ho Is The'®
Average Person?® ^
God has placed upon ti j
earth a species of animal 1
that is commonly and generd
known as the human bell
Out of this species, the mi
frequently found portion of 1
man life is the average persi
Are you the average p
son? Do you complain wh
you think you have had a b
deal? Do you toss and roll
your bed at night when m' Li
people, it seems, are enjoy!
to the fullest extent that neo
sity called sleep—"The gerjan.
sleep that knits up the ravebteh
sleeve of care"? Do you ofe L
wonder and marvel at beat
beauty of mountains, l^e, ‘
uniqueness of the tiny snCcse
flake, the structure of masshal ’
man-made machinery? Is Trei
this a mystery to you? Is brr
an enigma? Do you rise eObns
in order to fire the furnace ich.
prepare breakfast for the foe Si
ily? Do you get a feeling!. Ev
both seriousness and gab wi
when the Christmas seas,
If you find yourself witlf^Q
these boundaries, then YHq
whether you like it or not, mCQ
consider yourself as the
rage person. The average Ppio
son rarely thinks of himself Ad
just being average, but as I 'Wc
ing a little different, a U
more intelligent than his nei! n
bor. He does not reveal i
by his actions, but deep ins!
of him his ego is inflated (C
that feeling. A person of igioi
great class finds that he ofhun
wants to be alone. He ke^nfit
secret desires, ambitions, (he f
inventions to himself. When! in
has accomplished a gP
piece of work that has tahg .
months of energy and eff‘g
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The manners and custoi?^^^
the fashions of behavior,
many male students are
always becoming to geO^^
men. For example, in
dormitory many students
no consideration for others
that they gather jazz and otf
barbarous types of music
the ether waves by means
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the radio and have the sow^®
gushing forth with such vofo^™®
that the so-called music
audible over the entire dou®®^
tory. This is especially anP* Tht
fng to those who ore tryin^*?s®i
discipline themselves to d^bilit;
concentration. Are t h t
thoughtless students not
in that they hog the quietP**Yon
♦hat is rightfully others ^^°Dy
turn it into bedlam?
Swine are to be found .i ^
— —— - — j
other places than the ddouni
tories, too. If someone has
impression that swine are ^prne
found in pens, he should rdC gg
a sight-seeing tour of a diPtJi
hall at meal time. He w^bats
iind there two types of s'f^ouse
—the "hog union" and the bdies
vidual pig. If some non-m^^tton
ber happens to be thrown awai
fate with a table of organi*ged
swine, the poor student is ♦^lo; i
ikely to leave the dining becic
in about the same conditioPie f
le entered it. Now the ibant:
vidual pig presents a sc^irab!
what different picture, ghtly
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