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Volume XVIII.
CTKe Hilltop
Published By The Students Of Mars Hill College
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Number 8.
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
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
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
Looking at Learning: Mr. Mc
The Ten Commandments:
Miss Bingham.
The Baptist People: Mr.
The Book We Teach: Mr.
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
15: B.S.U.
Wednesday, Feb. 16: Char
ter Day.
Thursday, Feb. 17: Miss
Feb. 18: Mr. Kendall.
Monday, Feb. 21: Dean Lee.
luesday, Feb. 22: B.S.U
Wednesday, Feb. 23: Mr
'Thursday, Feb. 24: Dr.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Mr. Stringfield, chairman
of the lyceum committee,
promises the music lovers
of the campus qn extremely
pleasant evening of enter
tainment by this noted

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