THE HILLTOP, MARS HILL COLLEGE, MARS HILL, NORTH CAROLINA.
Apr. 29, IS
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.
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DISTRIBUTOR OF COLLEGIATE DIGEST
Editor-in-Chief Nina Guard
Managing Editor Bob Gellerstedt
Associate Editor Cecil Porter
Sports Editor Frank Gregory
Poetry Editor Beatrice DeWitte
Faculty Advisers Mary Logan . Ramon DeShazo
Typists Jane Wright . Lillian Miller
Howie Bingham . Ronald Hill . Corinne Cashwell . Florence Gordon
Jean Allen . Mary Sue Middleton . Wilhelmina Rish
Business Manager Nathan LeGrand
Advertising Manager Bob Gellerstedt
Circulation Manager Bob Chapman
Volume XVIII. April 29, 1944, Number 13.
Spring has sprung its full “springth” by now, and has
wrought miracles in the process. Nor the least of these is
that seasonal phenomenon called “spring cleaning.” Cer
tainly it borders on a major miracle when we college folk
get the urge to investigate the wilderness of things that
have been underfoot all winter.
But since miracles admittedly do happen in the spring
time, we shall probably see a continuation of this one,
until that day when every one of us will be singing, “I’m
packing my grip, I’m leaving day ...” with mingled eager
ness and regret in our voices.
But, until that day arrives, it will be necessary to keep
up the process of cleaning up, packing up, and throwing
away the vast accumulation from the months we’ve spent
here at the Hill. Some of our belongings, though they pro
vide us with pleasure now and will be pleasant memories,
we will have to give or throw away, because they’re not
worth packing for a long journey. Some of the things
we’ve accumulated will be stored in the bottoms of trunks,
as a sort of insurance against the emergencies we might
meet somewhere and some day. But most of the things
that we’ve accumulated will have become so much a part
of our lives that we’ll consider it necessary to take them
right along with us, for use every day. And, so much is it
the habit of us spring cleaners to find numerous things
we’d almost forgotten were there, that we’ll have to resign
ourselves to throwing away even more of the merely
pleasant things to make room for more substantial re
discovered treasures. Most of us will be surprised to see
how much, gradually and without knowing it, our posses
sions have increased in number since w'e came to school
here such a short time ago. Strangely enough, the per
sonal property that fit nicely into the luggage we brought
to school with us won’t quite be confined to that very same
luggage now. We find that in getting an education we get
a surprisingly large number of things besides “book learn-
And, as it is with material acquisitions, so is it with the
intangibles that we have acquired while acquiring know
ledge. Some will become pleasant memories ... some will
be put away for future use ... many will go with us
through the long journey that is life. Just as we’ll have a
lot more in the material realm on that day when we’ll be
“packing our grips,” just so will we have a lot more of
the things that count to take back home. Each of us can
say sincerely, with the Prophet;
“I came to take of wisdom;
And behold I have found that which is greater
What was given us here we shall keep. —N. G.
The time has now come for the last issue of this so
called campus newspaper. This is the last issue, in the
regular form, for the year. We, of the staff, realize that
this year the Hilltop hasn’t been as good as it might have
been, but we did enjoy putting it out. We only hope -that
you have enjoyed reading it half as much as we have
enjoyed the worry and work, mostly worry, that it took
to put it out.
It is not with joy, but with sadne.ss, that we send this
issue of our little paper to press. It means that soon we
will have to .say good-bye to this, America’s most colorful
college. Since we first came to the campus in 1942 we have
grown to love the school and the people here at Mars Hill.
We realize that Mars Hill is not like most colleges; but
that is what makes it Mars Hill.
During these two years here, we have learned many
things. Along the academic line we haven’t learned too
much, but we are grateful to those kind teachers who have
tried so diligently to give us knowledge. We will prize for
What Will I Do?
When I consider how my days are spent
In idle thoughts and flighty contemplations,
In misjudged deeds, in haughty words.
In loathsome cramming for examinations,
I wonder what will be my task.
When in this cold world, dark and wide,
I step forth, timidly self-conscious.
With no college doors behind which to hide.
Can I endure? Will I succeed?
What will my lot in life be?
Will I be content to sit idly by
While others ascend in front of me?
May my college days fill me
With courage to face eternity.
Oh night of velvet blue
How I long to talk with you.
Alone in the darkness I too must dream.
As I watch the enchanting beauty which you bring.
A satin sky with tints of blue,
A misty mountain of falling dew.
I hear your music all around.
Rhapsodies—a melancholy .sound
And your crescent moon tints the brook a silvery white
To match the necklace of stars so bright.
I gaze at the silhouette of tall pine trees
Swaying gracefully in the breeze.
And I wonder if artists, far or near
Can paint on canvas what I see here.
Oh night of winds and roar of streams.
Of pure and noble thoughts and dreams.
How I long to talk with you
Ahd gaze upon your heavenly blue.
In the spring—ah, well, you’ve heard it:
How the young man’s fancy’s roused
From its winter hibernation
Where it previously was housed.
How his heart, with all the country
Undergoes its yearly thaw.
And his family starts to wonder.
And to gaze at him in awe.
As he begins—for no known reason
“Suddenly to comb his hair.
And to pay his tender homage
To that sex oft called “the fair”
And is stricken with a sickness
Yes, a malady so bad.
That he loses, without murmur.
The little bit of sense he had.
Well you know the state of heart
Connected with this time of year.
That is why it’s always simple
To perceive that spring is here!
They Did Their Part-
What did it mean to you to have the routine life of
your campus upset by week-end visitors who called them
selves new members of a B.S.U. council? They came here
to attend meetings, to worship together, and to discuss
problems. They ate in your dining hall, they lived in your
dormitories, they worshipped in your church. In short,
their arrival among your peaceful hills added a strange
ness to the atmosphere for three days. And what did all
this mean to you? The purpose of their meeting here is
adequately expressed in these thoughts from one of the
speakers: “This generation has terrific problems to meet,
and tomorrow’s world will be what we are building it
today. The thing we need to meet the challenge is to seek
and find the will of God for today.”
You see, they talked about you in that meeting, Mr.
Student. They discussed problems they face in helping you
visualize youth’s need today. They prayed that they might
keep you adherent to the will of the Master Builder of the
world of tomorrow. It was a meeting of youth to thrash
out their problems and find the best solutions. But nothing
was drudgery for them—the labor, the tiresome trip, the
expense. They had fun as they planned, just as B.S.U. ’ers
always have fun because they heed the instruction: “What
soever ye do, do all to the glory of God.”
Your B.S.U. council joins others throughout the South
in leading students next year. They are doing their part;
you do yours by working with them! Only when you bear
the title of council member can you realize the joy re
ceived over small but significant deeds which give proof
that the little things do count. —F. G.
years to come the many true friendships that w'e have
made while here at the Hill. However, the greatest prize
is that while here our faith in God has been strengthen
ed— we have learned that if we trust in the Lord, He will
direct our path.
That’s all. —B.G.
Ex Libris Montai
Are you interested in
war? Certainly everyone
so everyone should be^
terested in two sensatio’
new books on the shelves.
our library. The first f
these “must” books is I'
Fuehrer, by Konrad Heie^
It traces the life of HK
from his Austrian birth, 5
tells how he came into po’j
enough to involve the w(r
in a second world conff
It is the most brilliant b
ever written about the mai
of the Third Reich, an(j]
makes the persons read]
it see Nazism in a differ
light—a movement not gig
ed by Hitler. It affordSg
the reader a glimpse int0|)
soul of Der Fuehrer. Heij]
traces in this book the sk
leading to Munich and';
to the present struggle, u
a member of the staff of 1
Frankfurter Zeitung, Hei
was one of the first wrif(
to take a definite sH
gainst Nazism. Der Fueki
written not only with est(
lished facts but also %
first-hand observations, il
revealing narrative, andi
history now being createt'-
The second book ’wl
would prove valuable to'*-
is The Christ at the
Table by Dr. Albert F.
more. We all want to
a recurrence of this war^
possible. Dr. Gilmore
that a lasting peace must'
based on humanitarian V',
ciples—rules set fortf'
many of Christ’s teachu
The peacemakers must
as their definite aim to 5.
righteously with all natv
The Christ at the P‘‘
Table is divided into j
parts. Part I reviews ^
teachings of Jesus and ^
they can rid the world
chaos. Part II discU-
problems which will ‘
front those at the
Table. Dr. Gilmore say.s V
“total peace” can come al>e
only when nations de']]
their entire resources [i
bringing it about witb/[
much energy as they
into total war. i
These books bring
lenging and interesting
cussion of many present
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