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 ar sc; ond-class matter February 20, 1926, at the Post-
offico at Mci's Hill, No th Carolina, under the Act of March 3, 1879.
Issued s:iT.i-r,ionti'.ly during the college year.
Subs r.pt'on Rate Year $1.00
HMEFR OF ASSOCIATED COLLEGIATE PRESS
DISTRIBUTOR OF COLLEGIATE DIGEST
FdifO~s Nina Guard . Bob Gellerstedt . Ted Hethcock
Foet-’y Ftitor Beatrice DeWitte
Sports Editor Frank Gregory
Faculty Advisers Mary Logan . Ramon DeShazo
Typist Mrs. DeShazo
Beulah Hill . Lorice Fogleman . Mary Sue Middleton . Mary Eliza-
bet.'i Lawton . Jean Allen . Howie Bingham . Jerry Dayton . Billie
I arker . Jerry Hobbs . Marie Davis . Bob Chapman . Jane Wright
Business Manager Nathan LeGrand
Advertising Manager Bob Gellerstedt
Circulation Manager Bob Chapman
January 15, 1944.
Ex Libris Montagu
I love Mars Hill with all my heart;
I love Mars Hill 'cause I'm a part
Of every tree and every flower,
Of every lea and every bower.
I love Mars Hill in many ways;
I love Mars Hill 'cause it allays
The grief of war this world about
With gifts of God one cannot doubt.
The dew on laurels sent from Him—
The snow that falls on leaf-bare limb—
They seem to shine in pure array
To guide a sinner day by day.
A number of exciting nei
books, received in the librar^°
during 1943, hove not bee^^j
discovered by the student^
They include a good varieti,
in fiction, biography, art, se^
ence, religion, and histoi>j.
Some of them are as followC
The lofty mountains that surround
To shut in all the peaceful town—
They show me strength and majesty
Of one who prayed in Gethsemane.
The autumn leaves, the green of spring.
The bees that buzz, the birds that sing.
The stars at night, the moon on high.
All make me know that God is nigh.
But best of all I love my friends;
I'll cherish them until the end.
For more by far than this small part,
I love Mars Hill with all my heart.
Flight Surgeon, by Cameroh
Ross, is a story of a young dow
tor attached to the Navy's fll'''^
Watch Your Step, Boys!-
This is leap year. For some odd reason, every year that
is numerically divisible by four is called "leap year", and
the ladies are supposed to take the lead in amorous under
takings. (As if they didn't always.) And, as if three hundred
and sixty-five days were not enough, leap year gives the
ladies a whole extra day to chase you men. So, if this year
seems unusually long to you, remember that, though it may
seem long because you are being pursued, it really is a little
Seriously, though, every year should represent a step ahead,
something gained for the future. Every year's end should find
you with something else in the way of wisdom and grace.
Each successive year should find you richer in the things
that count. Each successive year should find that your step
into the future has been steadier and longer.
Surely, this year, you will not be satisfied with a mere
step into the future. Why don't you follow the example of
the very name of the year and make it really a leap ahead?
Whether' you realize it or not, there are many opportunities
open to you and jumping won't be crowded. There is always
plenty of room way out ahead.
With all the added advantages of the year that lies ahead,
are you going to be satisfied with taking a mere step into
the future? Maybe you prefer to go over the top right where
you are, doing the things you're doing, in a record-breaking
high jump. Or maybe you prefer to jump way out ahead,
where the going is clear and nobody's ever been before, in
a broad jump. Whichever your preference is, don't stop with
a baby step this year.
Making this year really a leap year. —N.G.
Girls are as funny as they can be;
They have the craziest ways.
One instant they're just full of glee;
Then again they're in a daze.
They're oh so fussy about their hair;
They sit and brush and brush it.
But they'd lose their haughty air
If you so much as touched it!
And when you think one smiles at you.
You breathe a little sigh.
Then turning to look behind you
Find it's for another guy!
They look so pretty with all their paint;
You want to love them, but oh!
Without it they look very faint
Like a glowworm without the glow.
Are You Prepared For
Are you prepared to meet the new world that is just around
the corner, the world in which there will be peace and in
which justice will reign? It is up to us, the citizens of tomorrow,
to prepare for this new world, to be ready to meet the tre
mendous tasks that are before us. It is for us to build a peace
on love and brotherhood with the countries that are now our
First, we must prepare physically by keeping our bodies
clean, by exercising propeily, by getting the proper food and
rest, and by not indulging in harmful practices. Are you going
to be able to meet this new world with a strong, clean, and
We must meet it with good clear minds as well as with
good bodies. You doctors, are you studying that biology,
that physiology? You know that it's up to you to keep this
new world healthy. You teachers, are you studying that his
tory, that English? You know it's up to you to educate this
new world. You engineers, are you getting that algebra, that
physics? You know that there is a new world to be built. You
men of commerce, get those languages, that economics. You've
got to unify the world with your trade. You scientists, get
that chemistry. Yours will be a big place in this new world.
And as William Penn said, "Men must be governed by
God or they will be ruled by tyrants." Therefore, we must
not try to enter this new world without God. We must look
to Him for help, strength, and guidance. We need His help in
this new world. "Einally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord,
and in the power of his might." —B.G.
Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower, Allied second front commander,
said at a press conference just before leaving for Britain to
assume command of the Allied invasion forces, that "the only
thing needed for us to win the European war in 1944 is for
every man and woman, all the way from the front line to the
remotest hamlet of our two countries, to do his or her full
This means every miner, every steel worker, and every
railroad worker must do his "full duty." Strikes which slow
down vital war production must stop. Absenteeism must be
cut to a minimum. Yes, production must increase.
"Every man and woman, all the way from the front line
to the remotest hamlet ... to do his or her full duty!" II
Mars Hillians fail to do their "full duty," they will be prolong
ing the war. Are you doing your "full duty"?
Are you studying to the best of your ability to fit yourself
to play a definite role in winning the war and in winning the
peace which is to follow?
Do you think of voting as a sacred duty as well as one of
the privileges for which our brothers and sisters are risking
their very lives? Or are you as disgustingly indifferent—or
should I say, as pathetically indifferent—as a Mars Hill stu
dent who said just last week, "It won't make any difference
'to me if they let eighteen-year-olds vote or not. I won't
vote when I am old enough anyway."
Do you keep up with the latest developments of the war
and of conditions in our own country? Or have you taken time
to read a newspaper even once since the holidays?
When you were in high school it was fairly easy to buy war
bonds and stamps. You were expected to buy some at a definite
time each week. You enjoyed feeling that you were doing
your part. Have you lost that joy? You have money now—at
least you have enough to get what you want. Do you want
victory enough to buy bonds and stamps when no one
else knows if you do or not, and when you could get something
Are you doing your full duty? —M.E.L.
MayJing Soong Chiang. fcj;
Helen Hull, is an interpretatioih,
of Madame Chiang Kai-shSn
as seen through the eyes of jer
former teacher. fit,
101 Years' Entertainmer^®
edited by Ellery Queen,
sents outstanding mysterf^'
crime stories from Poe
American Heroes and
Worship, by Gerald Johnsoi^j.j
is a broad, eye-opening pictutjj^^
of American history in terii.^-(|
of the men who made it.
A Preacher Looks At ^
by Daniel A. Poling, is a clePY
statement of the true Christie?®
attitude toward war. ■ °
Thomas Jefferson: Worl^ai
Citizen, by Senator Filbert Will
Thomas, presents a portrait n t,
Jefferson through his publ;po]
and private utterances 0 r;
many subjects. Lho
Christian Beginnings, by M^
ton Scott Enslin, is a summciH^
of . New Testament literatu!|*^^
against a background of Jud'
ism and a foreground of
Toward Freedom is an auAt
biography of Jowahorlal iJsoni
hru. The great Indian thinkhe
and emancipator. sj
Essentials of Astronomy,
John Charles Duncan, is
simple and non-technical
sentation of the fundament^?^®®
You Can't Do Business W>hen
Hiiler, by Douglas Miller, te!
the reader what will happ^
to American business if Hitl'Vo
wins the war. ^
History of the English-Spe*
ing Peoples, by R. B. MavA
and Preston Slosson, is an cr®®
sorbing history of Engli^*^^'^
speaking nations as a wh^° ®,
in relation to one another-
A Certain Measure, by EH6usc
Glasgow, is a book of bhnd
liant essay-criticisms, the p^vorl;
faces to her own novels. vhic
Wide is the Gate, by Upt^,
Sinclair, presents a story
Europe in the present age. ,
The Story of the Americ^^stri
by Leland Dewitt Bald'v'^^^®-
narrates the history of the ^
tire Western Hemsiphere ^ ‘de
one continuous story.
Manners for Modems, bthei
Marjorie Ellis McCrady c^ette:
Blanche Wheeler, is a bookng t
"do's" and "don'ts" for up'*ind
date young people. joint
Thirty Seconds Over Toki^^'^?
by Captain Ted W. Lctwse^^
describes accurately Doolittl^,
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