THE HILLTOP, MARS HILL COLLEGE, MARS HILL, N. C.
Jan. 30, 195 Jco
CThe Hilltop Does This Sound Like You?
PLAIN LIVING AND HIGH THINKING
Published by the Students of Mars Hill College
Exams! Exams! Exams! Ehis word ran over and over in the minds
of students last week. What good did it do to let this “little’ word
worry us? We must act! But what happened when we did? Let us
Entered as second-class matter February 20, 1926, at the PostoflFice at
Mars Hill, North Carolina, under the Act of March 3, 1879.
Published semi-monthly during the college year.
take the case of Mary, a typical Mars Hill student.
Mary has an exam tomorrow. She puts a towel on her door as a
sign to Keep out ’ and settles down to the long grind. But she left her
pencil in Janet’s room. She needs it to mark her notes with. Into
After an enforce
to a commendabl
January 30, 1954
Editor-in-Chief Anne Thompson
Associate Editor Mildred Scroggs
Managing Editor : Gladys Stamper
Sports Editor Richard Young
Exchange Editor Douglas Spencer
Advertising Manager Janice Dennis
Assistants in Advertising Betty Pearson - Pat Campbell
Circulation Manager Calvin Metcalf
Assistant in Circulation Don Payne
Adviser Collie Garner
Typists—Shirley Daniels, Phyllis Phillips, Jewel Worley, and Shirley
Home Ec Is
A Big Field
- room to get the missing lack of space on this page, the Ob
pencil! Anne and Lucy are sitting server is back again. And s
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Sybil Lennon, Rex Robertson, Leon Rooke, Shirley Bradley, Bert
Adler, Alfa Dedgado, Lucia Holder, David Stooke, Louise Toler, Evelyn
Watts, and Carl Barker.
on Janet’s bed talking about boys, ing of this page, you are now in th
and Mary just has to get into the middle of the product of a whol
conversation. Finally the two girls lot of blood, sweat, and tears. Wei ^
leave, and Janet is forced to retrieve sweat and tears, anyway.
her pencil and go back to studying. Yours truly has noted, to her hoi wi,
She has been at it for at least fif- ror, that there seems to be a d Co
teen minutes when she gets a buzz plorable lack of knowledge as i leg
from the office. It proves to be just how it happens that what Mr 1
none other than her favorite S. P. So-and-so said about the meetirima
calling her on the phone. Well, of the Such-and-such Club turns u tot;
you just can t tell a boy you haven t on the pages of the Hilltop the fo lov
ing and sewing are living in me- lowing week. Well, by all mean wa:
rlipijcil fimoc T-Tnmo YOU. w^hat is there to do but stop ]0t uie enlighten you, dear reads in ;
and chat? At last she hangs the re- The ensuing epic can be titlei tie
ceiver up with her heart beating "The Trials and Tribulations of Me
faster and her mind in confusion. Emotional Editor.” fall
Exams! Exams! Exams! Back to t: ^ i u i n I
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Washing dishes, sewing on but
tons, mending socks — yes, this is
the conception that most Mars
Hillians have of Home Economics.
Those of you who think that Home
Economics consists of only cook-
dieval times. Home Economics at
Mars Hill College attempts to meet
the needs of young women who
wish to prepare themselves for a
career in addition to that of home
making to which most young peo-
A Good Came
pie .spire. Marry opportunities pr^ ^hat? beTause^lT hJp
sent themselves for practical ap- Only 30 minutes till supper? Well eight o’clock classes.) We of tb
The March of Dimes is a wonderful program, but how many of us
really think about it and give what we can to help? The real goal of the
prevention program is to develop and test a vaccine which can stop polio
epidemics before they start. It is to this end that the 1954 March of Dimes
The March of Dimes has financed field studies for the prevention of
polio in the past, and an even bigger offensive is scheduled in the future.
The National Eoundation for Infantile Paralysis now is entering the field
of actual polio prevention.
An estimated 35,000 persons contracted polio in 1953. This was well
below the 1952 record of 57,000 cases, but it was still the sixth straight
year of polio incidence.
plication of theory learned in sew
ing class and give these girls an
opportunity to create finished gar
ments which they will be proud to
wear. So interesting has been the
field of Home Economics that one
member of our senior class who
will graduate from the business de-
partmnt in June plans to enter a
senior college and major in Home
In the study of foods the indi
vidual has an opportunity to learn
more about selection, buying, food
preparation, nutrition, and table
u ■ ■ 1 r cigxic ociocK classes.) we ot tr
know better. Thot,
supper; she might see that favorite T ^"Tm;
5 p huge notices that appear on tb
The meal is crammed in as if she
doors of the cafeteria just befoi
supper Monday night, (the on^
were not going to get the next bite, you go right by without readinf
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you know\) don’t just get there b
accident. It takes a good hour an M
a half’s hard work by yours trul
and the paper’s advisor to think u P®'
enough fact and fiction to justif
one of the staff meetings the h
porters don’t attend.
That night, we (I use that pr(
It is expected that more than 3,000,000 persons will participate in mak
ing the 1954 March of Dimes a success. The Jaycees under the leader
ship of Don Cox are in charge of the campaign in Mars Hill. Arrange
ments will be made to collect student contributions. Are you going to be
one of the 3,000,000 persons to help make this campaign a success?
We point with pride to the basketball team, coaches, pep band, cheer
leaders, and loyal fans who have done so much to make this year’s basket
ball season the success it has been thus far. The loyal teamwork and im
proved sportsmanship of the players are reasons for the mounting success
of the season. The coaches as usual have done their job well and faith
The spirit of the fans is kept alive at the quarters, half-times, and before
the game by the cheerleaders and the pep band. The introduction of jazz
has also been an added attraction to the games.
Last of all the students and faculty of the college should be commended
on their fine support. Every basketball game finds the gymnasium with
every seat filled and much of the standing room. Also the number of
faculty members present is a credit to the players and their game.
Dwarf is a novel by Par noun quite loosely) tell the repor'pi;
The. students leatn why foT"u)e' 'ifhaf':; X if
we eat bacon and eggs for break- its theme man’s eternal struggle be- Thffwe balfLd'faffofdi f
fast instead of green beans and tween his nrimirivp cmrl u-i fa;
potato salad. sdZs while taking care of a fe' ov
-rj c • A A 1 c ’ minor details such as the advd in
touAeTa ^ariewTf fieldf'One r“ *e court tisements, the editorials, the mab *
] ^ • of an Italian prince during the ^P’ masthead, the front pa^ fo
coTo7afterTcouTinTr7 Era.Yhe dwarf,! sort Pi«ure, the back page picture,^tt
. ■ of combination court jester and features, this column, and anythin,
Home Furmshing.s offers an op- philosopher, corrupts the lives of nobody else has time fd Lo
portunity for learning more about his master, the princess, and their P^*^^ ^ f*^ff schedule of classes. of
family living and the homes best young daughter into morbid hor- Friday afternoon the Hillton h an
suited to the individual family, rors through his inmifinr. i ^ arternoon, tne Hilltop m
This course would be useful to edness ^ on for wick- a monopoly on the telephone J|wi
those who are anticipating marriage rrhlc b f j- n • JP^™ Annex. Through the ol HI;
in the near future. r found it a reflection fice girls in the dormitories (wh oa^
Through the Home Economics human experience, always answer after several dozeicui
Club there are many opportunities 'a M no« Pe
to learn about phases of home eco- LJ u ^ H reporters are home, (b) tligaj
nomics that class time will not per- ^ contradictory love of chaos, ones that are have either forgotte ro
mit studying. In the club the L- , ““T ■
dents learn to cooperate and work b”/the !wS ”
contains his reflections upon love,
hate, beauty, and pretense. He be
lieves that human beings are all pre-
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Let’s do our best to keep up our support. The team and all others re
sponsible will do their part if only the fans do not take a back seat saying,
"Let some one else support the team; Em too busy.” Continued support is
the answer to continued success of our basketball team.
It Knocks But Once
together for better citizenship. Pro
fessional attitudes are gained by
belonging to the State and Nation
al Home Economics Association.
One might think that homemak
ing is the only career that Home
Economics prepares one for. There
are numerous other careers which
are open to Home Economics
majors. One might be a dietitian,
a teacher, a designer, an interior
decorator, a merchandise buyer, or
a home economist. The range of
opportunity is indeed wide in the
field of home economics.
or "just didn’t ever get around * L*
getting” their stories; and (c) ^
faculty members who do have soh
newsworthy information are gof
to week-long conventions.
Lights burn late in Spilman
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Even the angels knew how much
we needed help on our exam
studies, because they sent down
showers of blessings in the form
called by men, rain. These exams
are only practices, rehearsals, and
previews of the exams of life that
will be harder.
may flood with the silent blackness
Opportunities are stars
Dropped from out of night
Seize them quickly ere the
Do not miss out on your oppor
tunities. Each one is like a lovely
breath of fresh air or the magnifi
cent beauty of a sunset. If you do
not take them, a horrible breath of
sand may come next or the sky
Bring the morning light.
I suppose most of you have al
ready said that next semester you
are going to work harder and study
better in order not to have to cram
for exams again. If you have not
made that resolution make it now,
and try with all your might to
make it work somehow.
Students, friends, and
I never knew until recently
that I had so many friends both
at school and at home. I want
to thank each one of you that
had a part in showing this to
me. Yet I feel so unworthy of
the kindness shown toward me
my moments of sorrow.
Words are unable to express my
feelings of thanks toward you.
I work in the cafeteria line you know,
So I adjust rnyself to the language of joe.
You know him — he’s the guy beside you.
He comes to breakfast — fresh as dew,
Grabs a fray and to the task he jumps. ’
Next he mumbles as though he has mumps,
1 hen calmly yells — he wants some mmmmmmph.
But you were wrong he wanted uuuuuummmmmph.
He takes his mmmmph and arrives at the bread.
You know by now he’s not asleep but dead.
With one eye nearly open and the other glued tight.
He proceeds to count on his fingers with might.
Now he holds them behind his back to say,
"Guess how many biscuits I want today.” ’
Finally moving on with nine in his hand
He approaches the grapefruit and takes a stand.
One in hand, and his eye on the juice.
He empties two glasses — the third is in use
To the end of the line (to my joy) he slithers.
But the eight o clock bell brings our Joe to jitters.
-He grabs a biscuit sopped in mmmmmph I
And runs to class still chewing his mmuuuuummph.