— Support The ^ JAPANAZI Sinking Fund • Volume XVIII. CTKe Hilltop Published By The Students Of Mars Hill College MARS HILL, NORTH CAROLINA, FEBRUARY 5, 1944. Support The JAPANAZI Sinking Fund Number 8. CAPT. EDDIE RICKENBACKER TO VISIT CAM! 588 Register For Spring Semester ^, The registration figures for fee spring semester, as report- from the registrar's office, gshow a total enrollment of ap proximately 588 students. ! Our enrollment of Cl stu dents this term, including both i fhe fall semester students and g^hose who are entering for the "^irst time, is comprised of 131 boys and 336 girls. The CII -lass consists of 42 boys and 147 girls. These numbers do not include any of the special students. The new Cl students are as follows: Juanita Angie Crisp, Hoyesville; Elizabeth Hay worth, Kernsville; Frank Stuart Heideck, Kensington, Md.; Ronald Callahan Hill, Spin- dale; John Richard Hutchings, Durham; Adene Margie Mitch- em. Lawndale; Christine Argel Mitchem, Lawndale; Laura Grace Rogers, Cameron, S. C.; Sybil Dorothy Stiles, Blue Sidge, Ga.; Ada Wheeler, Lan- -oster, S. C.; and Imogene Worth, Savannah, Ga. The new students are James Harold Anderson, Mars Hifl, and Luth- Hanson Morphis, Lexington. Honor Rolls Thirty-eight students have ?nade first honor roll, the re- puirements of which are a grade of C or above on every ■ubject and a minimum of :ortY quality credits. The num ber who made the second lonor roll with a grade of C or bbove and a minimum of thirty Quality credits is ninety-seven. Vou may see the honor rolls turning to page three. Meet Your New Editors Gellerstedt These are the new Hilltop edi tors who have been elected to replace the vacancies in the staff: Nina Guard, of Poplar Branch, N. C., editor-in-chief; and Bob Gellerstedt, of Troy, Ala., managing editor. Sunday School Study Course Week At Hand ♦ The Sunday School Study Courses, a week of highlights of religious life on the camous, are to be held this year dur ing the week of February 7 to 11. These, courses, given under capable instructors, give us information that is profitable in addition to a week of en joyable lectures and discus sion. The books to be taught and the teachers are as fol lows; Looking at Learning: Mr. Mc Leod. The Ten Commandments: Miss Bingham. The Baptist People: Mr. Wood. The Book We Teach: Mr. Lynch. The True Functions of Sim- day School: Mr. Lee. Vacation Bible School Guide: Miss Laura Mae Hilliard. Personal Factors in Char acter Building: Mr. DeShazo. Chapel Schedule Monday, Feb. 7-11; Sunday bchool Study Course. Feb. 14: Glee Club. 15: B.S.U. Wednesday, Feb. 16: Char ter Day. Thursday, Feb. 17: Miss Clayton. Feb. 18: Mr. Kendall. Monday, Feb. 21: Dean Lee. luesday, Feb. 22: B.S.U Wednesday, Feb. 23: Mr McLeod. 'Thursday, Feb. 24: Dr. Pierce. Friday, Feb. 25: Mr. King. Library Announces Change In Staff ♦ Mrs. Paul Dunstan, who served as assistant librarian in the Montague library for the fall term of 1943, has found it necessary to give up her work here because of ill health. Her husband,Dr. Paul Dunstan, is with Uncle Sam in Iceland, and she was planning to work in the library until he returned. During the short time she was here, she endeared herself to the faculty and students alike. It is with sadness we see her go. Mrs. Dunstan was graduated from Mars Hill and received her A. B. degree at Furman University. She returned to Mars Hill in 1937 and taught a part of the spring term. (See LIBRARY—Page 3) Dr. P. G. Stringfield Makes High Score Dr. Preston Calvin String- field, Jr., son of Mars Hill's own "Pop" and Mrs. Stringfield, and a former student of Mars Hill college, received one of the four top scores on the examinations which were given recently in Raleigh by the North Carolina State Medical Board. While at Mars Hill, Dr. Stringfield established an en viable record both in scholar ship and in extra-curricular ac tivities. He was a member of the Scriblerus club, an officer of the Euthalian literary so ciety, an Anniversary debater, and a member of the football team. At Wake Forest Dr. Stringfield was the number one Phi Beta Kappa. In 1941 he was graduated summa cum laude. He was at the head of his class at the Bow man Gray School of Medicine in Winston-Salem. He is now serving his interneship at the Boston City Hospital. Charter Day To Be Observed Feb. 16 On February 16, Dr. Moore will lead a special program in chapel in observance of Charter Day. In order to appreciate fully the significance of Charter Day, we must look back and see the changes and improve ments which have token place in our college since the first charter was secured on Feb. 16, 1859. Mars Hill college was found ed in the fall of 1856 under the name of the French Broad Institute. A little over two years later the first charter was secured, and the school was given the name of Mars Hill college. To insure the pursuit of the aims and principles of the col lege founders, the charter was changed in 1925, giving the Baptist State Convention au thority to appoint thereafter the board of trustees. The days of the War be tween the States were dark days in the history of our Alma Mater. Then in 1897 Dr. R. L. Moore became president of the insti tution. This has been called the second founding of Mars Hill college. When he retired in 1938, he was succeeded by President Hoyt Blackwell, who has since carried on the work of his predecessors. Courtesy Asheville Citizen Capt. Eddie Bickenbacker Dr. Blackwell Leads Madison County’s Fourth War Loan Dr. Blackwell has been ap pointed chairman of the Fourth War Loan drive in Madison County. The appointment was made by C. T. Leinbach, chair man of the War Finance Com mittee of the State of North Carolina. The Woman's Club of Mars Hill is sponsoring the drive here, with Mrs. J. V. Howell as chairman of the all-over com mittee and Mr. B. M. Canup chairman of the college. Dr. Blackwell has expressed a belief that Madison County will again over-subscribe her quota of $218,000 by the end of the drive, February 18. Campus Visitors ♦ Pvt. C. S. Smith returned on his furlough from Leonard Wood, Missouri. He received basic training in the army re serves at Camp Fannin, Texas. Afterwards he was sent to Ohio University under the Army Specialized Training pro gram. The track team member of last year was sent to his present camp after passing an air corps exam. Emily Thorne, a '42 graduate and a sister of Don, visited the campus. She now works in Drayton Mills in Spartanburg, S. C., her home town. As a student her interests lay in our religious organizations and the French club. The campus was spotted with blue uniforms as several students returned from New berry College where they are receiving Navy V-12 training. At the end of the course, they are to enter midshipmen's school. The sailors returning were Harley Chatham, John Massey, Steve Carlisle, Lafay- (See VISITORS—Page 3) Aviation Expert To Address Bond Rally Captain Eddie Rickenback- er, internationally known ace of World War I and hero of the present war, will be the guest speaker at the Madison County Bond Rally to be held in the college auditorium Saturday morning, February 12, at 10:30 o'clock. The invitation was extended to Captain Rickenbacker by Dr. Blackwell, who is chairman of the Fourth War Loan Drive for Madison County. Dr. Black- well stated in his announce ment to the students last Fri day his desire fpr the students to give Captain Rickenbacker a real welcome. It is the duty of the students to help make the drive a success. Uncle Sam needs their help in getting the war bond quota. The program will include music by the college glee club, and prominent citizens from all over the county will ap pear on the platform with Cap tain Rickenbacker. Captain RickenPacker is one of the most colorful figures in American life today. He is per haps the hero of more dra matic adventures than any man living, and he has nar rowly escaped death many times. While on a military mission in the Pacific area in 1942, his plane was forced down. He and several army men .drifted around for about three weeks, suffering untold agonies before being rescued. Rickenbacker was the only civilian in the group, but assumed command and kept the other men going with his faith, cheer, and cour age. Captain Rickenbacker is an outstanding man in commer cial aviation, being president of Eiastern Airlines. He is against any factor that slows up our war production, often speaking against factory absenteeism. Tonight's Program Madame Maria Hussa, con cert and opera singer, will present a varied song re cital tonight at 8:00 o'clock in the Mars Hill college au ditorium. Madame Hussa is from Chicago, and is now on tour through the South. She will bring her own ac companist. Mr. Stringfield, chairman of the lyceum committee, promises the music lovers of the campus qn extremely pleasant evening of enter tainment by this noted singer.