THE HILLTOP, MABS HILL COLLEGE. MARS HILL, N. C.
Birthdays are important events in the life of people today for they
rnark a period of growth and development in the experience of the in
dividual. The same is true of an institution, namely our own Mars Hill
Yes, the oldest educational institution of continuing existence in West
ern North Carolina and also the first school founded by Baptists in the
state west of the Blue Ridge Mountains is celebrating the beginning of its
ninety-ninth year of service to Baptists, on October 12. This day, known
as Founders Day, has been chosen because it is the birthday of Edward
Carter, the man who gave the four-acre tract of land upon v/hich the first
building was erected.
The exact date of the opening of French Broad Baptist Institute, as the
school w as first called, is not known. Records merely state that the first
term began in the fall of 1856.” Nevertheless a group of pioneer cit
izens of limited means erected, at sacrificial cost, a modest building which
marked the beginning of the school.
Although formal celebration will be limited by other activities, it is
fitting for us to pause on this day and pay tribute to the founders of the
College as well as to the many others who have contributed to the wel
fare and advancement of the school for the past ninety-nine years. To
these great men we want to express our gratitude for a wonderful heritage
and a bright future. Truly, we are indebted to them for the proud posi
tion Mars Hill College holds as an outstanding liberal arts junior college.
We, the classes of 55 and 56 have a big responsibility and too, a great
opportunity to hold high the ideals and standards of this, our Alma Mater.
Certainly we want "our efforts through the glad years” to bring tribute to
Mars Hill College. Let us join our hearts in this prayer, "Dear Lord, help
us to keep sacred the heritage from our fathers.”
October 9, iber 9,
Fdilh at IDork
By Shirley Bradley
Do you want each day to be a happier one? Nothing begins a dav bet
ter than a quiet tune with God. You can observe thfs quiet tirne wkh
other students at Morning Watch at 6:50 A. M. each day T™ eTiv
morning worship period is held in the amphitheater while it b wTm
weather. During the winter it will be held in the old church Stlim
speakers bring short messages and special music is provided
Bags for the Listen Fund" have been distributed. Try putting in a
a day; You won’t miss it,
and you would be surprised at how
far a penny goes when it is help
ing someone to help himself. At
the end of each month someone will
come around to your room to col
lect your contribution for the "Lis
You can get a "life out of life”
Book Ctuii ■ .
What is it7 Where are they go-
ing.? What are they going to do.?
\Y/h u ■ P . ^ ^ 1 “ get a iitf out of life”
Why are they in their "Sunday by attending Sunday School and
r Tr;ifninrr T -V,. -
-For Your Benefit
The Blue Book has become a Mars Hill tradition. The students dread
the test which they must take on the contents of the Blue Book but even
more do they disapprove of the rules in the book. Anywhere one may be
on Mars FIill campus there will be someone complaining about the rules.
Let us analyze a few of the rules.
First, many students dislike closed study hours. Really, it is hard to sit
in ones room for two hours and forty-five minutes if you have nothing
so much to do. True, you do have a lot to do. We observe closed study
hours to give you a quiet time to do a part of the "so much” that you are
m students have enough self-discipline
ake themselves stay in their rooms and study when they could be doing
something more enjoyable. / u uc uoing
a *eir desire to go home for
a weekend. The blue book says that a student must remain on campus for
five weeks before going home. When down in the "dumps” is fs hard
to understand why the rules say "no”. Early in the semester students are
becoming adjusted to college life. They are forming study habits which
will determine their success or failure in college. Interrupting one’s 7tu^
mg until the process is well undenvay is not good. For mfny, entering
k parents and home for the firs^
becoming adjusted to college has a tendency
to make one more homesick upon his return to school.^ ^
many former Mars Hillians will return from
Senior colleges and tell of the fun they are having. When we compare
the rules of other colleges with those of Mars Hill College we musf re
member that the students talking are juniors and seniors. ^At senior col-
regulations. Since we do not have
eparate dormitories for C-Is and C-II’s, it is necessary for them to ob
serve the same rules. ^ ^
nnr o^e really thinks about the rules it is easy to see that they are
not so bad The ones who made them have had much experience with
CO lege students. They know what is best for us. We can^ see that the
rules are for our own good. Do you not agree?
These are the questions which
are floating around as the members
of various hoiiof clubs prepare for
the first meeting of the year. Many
of the C-I s do not know exactly
the "whys” and "whats” of honor
clubs as yet. Believe it or not, they
will soon catch on and be just as
much a part of the clubs as the
Yes, you too can be a member of
an honor club. You may say, "Oh,
I m not a brain . Look for a mo
ment at the C-II who lives next
Training; Union'tomorrow at 9:45
and 6:45 P. M. Come early
and sit near the front to avoid the
confusion of latecomers searching
for seats. °
The Methodist Youth Fellowship
is^ very active this year. The Meth
odists really have a great time to-
gether at their M. Y. F. meetings
each Sunday night during Training
Brotherhood invites all you young
men to join with them in fellow-
Picaresque, nostalgic and closi
the earth, are all words descrip
of the novel Rainbo-w on the f]
which shows a, pagan world agi
a deeply-Puritan background. |
if you really want to recapture'
torical scenes of New Englandj
fore railroads had come and a 2(
the stagecoach and flatboat weri g^^jj f^st
their heyday, read this recent W l,
by a prominent American autlo
Rainbow on the Road is a tale ^Tohn
a man (or two men, depending: ^^„ressi'
how you look at it) and a lege,h?d as
Ballads were being sung about R(tns and
Lambkin, highwayman, while > ^ ’ ints.
and Jude Rebough, the itinefo^ipps p
painter who so strangely resemh^ foj- a
him, were still alive, indeed befts.j^pRae
Jude was arrested for the acts ' n yard-
should have liked to commit, i .uJ ext
did not. It is Jude’s story, told garly in
one who traveled with him up a.;h;ats toi
down New England for a sin^ipps gnei
glorious year. Jude was still in Svowine ;
twenties then. Eddy, his helper, W: yards,
a boy of fourteen. Is it any wondj^jars Hi
that to him New England was Jdwav in
magic land, the land of his youthig a Bob
— !cRae 2'
I w 1IVV.O iicAL iiicu Lu join witn mem in fellow-
door. Do you consider him a brain? ship. Brotherhood, which is broth-
!irnf really doing
all of the time? You say, "Well I great things under the leadership
am going to have fun at college. I of its president, Charles Crooke. ^ ^ ItCtt It fV(IS
tT ^ bookworm.” "Give of Your Best” was the
1 ne U-11 s around you who belong foremost thought in the Y W A
to honor clubs are nnr n^rpscorllir crpnpral
--— j— uluugnt in me r. w A
to honor Clubs are not necessarily general meeting Friday evenins’
brains • Neither are they all book- October 1. Gail Fulbright the
worms. They only used their time Y. W. A. president, opened th; pro
to the best advantage. gram with prayer, after a quiet med-
It is easy to have fun and still at- itation period of violin and piano
tain a high scholastic record. It music. Huffman dormitory was in
takes courage to stay in your room charge of the program which was
or dig material from the library presented after an inspirational de-
when others are dating, loafing, or votion by Ada Lee Deacon. A plav-
attending a meeting or a movie. let was presented by Faye Pierce
As a college student you must and Phyllis Yates which presented
the meaning of tithing and the
understanding of the tithe. "I Sur-
a. — tender All” was sung by Doris May
fe. Are you interested in science? before a dismissal prayer by Pat
Then strive to do your very best in Thomas. Miss Hopkins the
science, not forgetting your other Y. W. A. conselor, presented a great
maTor in°Sn° T ““ds and hearts
Thfs. ’ 1 °k hearts
r- 11^’ There are clubs in all these she raised the question "Are vou
Jelds and a few others. High aca- giving of your bSst?"
demic grades should certainly be The Youth Temperance Council
one of your major objectives in col- held its first meeting September ?6
7? become at 4:00 P. M. in fhe old church.’
Just after school started
There arose in the dorms.
Such terrible sickness
The infirmary was a-swarm.
Seems everyone’s tummy
Both male s and female’s
.n 15 y
^emed filled, not with butterflieSver f
But zebras and whales
decide the subject that you are most
interested in and the things that
are most important in every day
PLAIN LIVING AND HIGH THINKING
/ ublished by the Students of Mars Hill College
a prospect for honor club member
ship next January.
A requirement of thirty quality
points, a B in the subject concerned,
not less than a C in any subject, and
an invitation are required for en
trance into an honor club. The
clubs meet once a month and have
programs of interest on subjects re
lated to the club’s endeavor. The
members dress semi-formal except
for special occasions.
iviais Hill North Caiolina, under the Act of March 3, 1879.
Published semi-monthly during the college year.
October 9, 1954
Editor-in-Chief rn j
Associate Editor Stamper
Sports Editor .'ZZ"'" Shirley Sumner
Advertising Manager Williams
Circulation Managers ...ZV.V.V.Z;ZZZshiriey Dani^^^^^
Joyce Allen, Joan Barron, Shirley Bradley, Jo Bradlev Na+hnn
The theme was A Temperate Life.”
Bill Brogden was the speaker. All
interested students are invited to
attend the next meeting on Octo
The Ministerial Conference met
September 23. Forty-five members
were present. Bob Gray presided.
Those on program were Jim Otis,
and Lloyd Jackson. Ernest Ferrell
T7 * u , spoke to the group on 1 Cor 4-5
will present, only the C-IFs Lloyd Jackson was elected secretary’
will be a part of the honor clubs, In the meeting on September 30
but early next semester, many C-Fs Mr. Roberts, Mr. WhLside and
will have an opportunity to be- Miss Frances discussed the part of
come a part of one of the clubs, music on the worship program. Mr
Perhaps if the C-1 s study and meet Sodeman gave a most inspiring
the requirements, a choice will have message. ^ ®
to be made as to which honor club The Mission Council is working
to join. Choosing is hard, but the vigorously this year. Trips are
fellowship, programs and refresh- sponsored each week. Those taking
ments are fun. See you in honor part in the program at Oteen Sen*
club next semester! tember 26, were Lloyd Jayson
Larry Painter, and Paul Caudill as
speakers in the wards. Ward lead
ers were Mimi Devine, April Flow'
ers, and Russell Myers. Don Met
calf and Mary Jane Northern were
chapel soloists. Leaders at Swanna
noa last Sunday were Vadna De
Loach and Sylvia Corliss. Louise
Mizell was chapel soloist, and Gor
d®n Knight and Tommy Stagner
Housemothers were frantic.
The Deans, all upset;
Nurse Brewer, in a tizzy;
The docs, in a sweat.
"It looks like mendophobia.
Or else cyclothymic.”
Could be verbigeration,
But not inclomymic.”*
To this college campus
Famed doctors came down.
Specialists by the dozen
Flew into the town!
Bue finally the gardener
Discovered the disease—
Twas those darn green apples
On the old apple trees.
There are meters trochaic,
And meters iambic.
And meters of musical tone,
But the meter
That’s neater, and sweeter.
Is to meet ’er in the moonlight
Go back and take a Took M®?'
your high school paperTs ihe
perhaps the paperTTn youtfT "
ite senior college If
know! “ It IS not, let us
were speakers. The n-
services are show,A ^ ^ ‘ ^^ver
In the near future i Progress,
vivals will start R week-end re-
lor these services ^
Z^nr B. S TT p
can now see tx/u Council
tesults of ennri ^^tisfaction the
high attenln? ^'''^P^tation in the
tion started d. • This prepara-
pfayer rorr summer with
vidual’plannr^°"*^ZZ’ ^^id indi-
inite form d^^’- ^
retreat. The pre-school
planning and is now busy
mission trins programs and
SchSf ’ ^^^ktng in Sun-
th? K Training Union.
Irom B 8 ^ expected
• U. Council.