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THE HILLTOP, MARS HILL COLLEGE, MARS HILL, N, C,
September 30
The
PLAIN LIVING AND HIGH THINKING
Published by the Students of Mars Hill College
Faith At Work
By NANCY FANT
PRESS
y Entered as second-class matter February 20, 1926, at the
Hill, North Carolina, Under the Act
'* of March 3, 1879. Published semi-monthly during the
^ college year.
Volume XXX
September 30, 1955
Volume 1
Another school year has begun at M. H. C. and with it the many
activities of all the religious organizations. A special welcome is offered
to all you C-Is to join the organization of your choice and get into
the swing of things on Mars Hill campus.
The Y. T. C. met Sunday, September 18 on the terrace of Edna
Moore to elect officers. Keith Gage was elected to replace Nancy
Knight as president. Nancy was unable to return to Mars Hill this
year. Shirley Riggan is secretary
As I Nibb]
My Gheesi
STAFF
Editor-in-Chief Mary Elizabeth Kenyon
Sports Editor Hugh Wilder
News Editor h^IIs
Religious Editor Nancy Fant
Feature Editor Marcia Taylor
Advertising Manager Mary Jane Rowan
Circulation Managers Louis Ensley, Ann Pate
Circulation Assistant Mary Frances Collis
Typists Bettye Stroman, Anne Shackleford
Contributors
Gerald Davis, Nancy Hayes, David Holman, Joyce Payne, Ted Car
penter, Don Powell, Sam Frazier, George Hord, Doris Jones, Jane
Denton, Ben Taylor, Roddy Martin, Anita Copeland, Gene Kirkman,
Patsy Dupree and Donnie Tribble.
A CatiaJtan
Sees Americans
and Charles Bullard, treasurer.
Plans for the year will be made
at the regular meeting on the
fourth Monday night. Mrs. Vann
is sponsor.
After arriving at Mars Hill
one week too early, getting un
packed and settled in the dormi
tory, becoming used to the Ameri
can slang expressions, and getting
acquainted with the American
students, Esther Milligan has de
cided that she really loves Mars
Hill.
Beware ‘ ‘Meetingitis
Since I am not a medical doctor, it is not my place to diagnose
conditions. I have daily contact with many kinds of disease and all
types of conditions, but there is one condition which you will not find
described in the Medical Journal. I refer to the disease of Meetingitis.
This is a rather strange condition. It does not attack one suddenly—
it seems to grow like cancer. One is hardly aware of this disease until
he has just about met himself to death.
The surest way to know if a person has this disease is to try to
spend a few minutes with this person just in friendly conversation.
If he has this disease he will very quickly say, ^^Wcll, I have got a
meeting and I must be going.”
The person who is living in the last stages of this disease is either
getting ready for, or going to, or coming from a meeting. Just before
the victim completely succumbs to this disease, he will have two or
three meetings practically every night in the week, and stay in the
coma of a meeting most of the day.
Some genius in the days gone by discovered the idea of solving a
problem and working out plans in a meeting, but like every good thing
that Americans have, they make gluttons of themselves in too many
ways. How many meetings have you sat through in the last month
that have been virtually useless and a waste of time ?
There are several things we can do about this disease. First, if we
are in positions of leadership we must refrain from calling unnecessary
meetings. Second, we must refrain from accepting positions on every
board, committee, organization, club in the land. We can find other
more adequate means of quenching the thirst of our egos. Third, we
rnust develop enough courage to express our personal convictions rather
than hide behind the “committee report.”
Good meetings are a powerful force for good, but nothing can destroy
a good cause like a couple of dull and ill-planned meetings.
If anyone wants to start a campaign for fewer meetings, I want
to be one of the first to join. I think we ought to have a meeting to
consider this further.—By Harold L. Hawkins, Chaplain Baptist Hos
pital, Alexandria, La.
Esther is a freshman from Ed
monton, Alberta, Canada, and is
studying religious education. She
plans to become an educational di
rector in a church, preferably in
Canada.
Volunteers for Christ held their
first meeting of the year on Mon
day night, September 19, in the
Owen Building with 65 persons
present. Jo Ellen Bradley, pre
siding officer, read the most im
portant parts of the constitution
and introduced the officers. Fol
lowing the business meeting a
very inspiring program entitled
As a Volunteer” was presented
under the direction of Martha
Barnett. The spirit of Volunteers
was represented by Jane Blake;
Sarah Ellen Dozier gave a brief
talk as a Volunteer.
Many people have asked Esther
exactly why she chose a school
this far from home. She had pre
viously planned to attend Baylor
University, but changed her mind
because she doesn’t like Texas, As
she jokingly explained, “All Tex
ans are big liars and I figured I
was bad enough already.” Serious
ly she was impressed by the Chris
tian atmosphere that prevails on
the campus and since she is plan
ning A career in that field, she
thought it to be her best choice.
As a rule she thinks the Cana
dian schools are harder than those
of the United States. On a whole,
the standard of education is high
er. High schools there offer a
strictly college preparatory course.
Canadian schools are more formal.
The students rise when the teach
er enters the room and are often
thrown out of the class for such
misbehaviour as yawning or lean
ing on their elbows.
Charles Bentley, president of
the Brotherhood, president at the
opening dinner meeting held
Thursday, September 22, in the
Blue Room of the cafeteria. Bob
Murphy presented the devotion,
“Necessity of Working Together”
and Pop Lance, guest speaker,
spoke on the “Value of Christian
Laymen in Saving the Lost.” The
Brotherhood added approximately
twenty new members at this meet
ing and urges all other C-I boys
to attend their next dinner meet
ing on October 12.
(Adapted from Charity and Children)
On Your Own!
Many of you are realizing for the first time that the life of a college
student is one of responsibility. You find that you are responsible for
getting to class on time with an adequate amount of preparation for
the course }mu are pursuing. If you would rather sleep than appear
in class and 3mu indicate that attitude by your absence from class, it
will go against your record. You are responsible for the way you
conduct yourself because others may be influenced by the example you
set. Very definitely, you are responsible for your health. If you are
one of those characters who stay up half the night and then sleep
through breakfast you should not expect to make the best grades. Your
healthy is in your own hands—so remember that you are responsible
for this priceless possession.
^ Heretofore, there has always been someone close by to guide you
in your decisions. All this has changed because you have left home
for the first time; however, I do not wish to imply that you will want
to throw off the influence of parents and loved ones, for it should be
your shield of honor. Neither do I suggest that you should reject
the counsel of those who are wiser because of their experience. In
reality, their responsibility is to help you become well adjusted to a
world that you are seeing for the first time.
^ Yes, the of a college student is one of responsibility, and this
IS as It should be, for there is no better way for a person to grow up
man to recognize and accept hisresponsibilities. In this technical age
responsibility hes heaviest on the shoulders of those who are preparing
for the tasks that tomorrow will present. Consider your responsibilities,
accept their challenges, and be a better person for having done it.
They Differ
Canadians are more conservative
than the Americans in dress and
speech. As Esther explains, “It
takes a Canadian thirty minutes
to say what you Americans can
say in five. You talk so fast I
can’t understand you.” Esther
thinks the Americans have really
“butchered the King’s English.”
When she first met American teen
agers, she had a hard time under
standing what they meant because
of the many slang expressions used,
such as “get off my back, isn’t that
cool, dig that, and go cat!” In
Canada they use the expression
hood as short for hoodlum just
as we use the word “cat.” And
they do not say, “I’m fixing to
do this,” They just go ahead and
do it. Speaking of fads, the girls
up there do not wear Bermuda
shorts.
Group Welcomed
Dr. Robert Sej^mour extended a
welcome to all who attended the
first Training Union Assembly of
the Centennial year on Sunday,
September 18. Under the direction
of Miss Eveljm Underwood the
Training Union officers are seek
ing to enlist every student for
training in Christian service.
Training Union has a new appeal
this year. In an effort to unite
and better acquaint the towns
people with the students, couples
from town have consented to work
with the separate unions as coun
selors. This will give the students
an opportunity to know the people
of Mars Hill.
Welcome! Welcome! Wei
It certainly is good to have
you on the campus with me
just be honest with you an
you that the life of a mousi
very exciting when the sti
aren’t on the campus. I h
terrible time finding enough
food to keep me alive.
Since all of you are begi
to settle down again, you
like to know just how funny
of you looked when you were
ing in. Honestly, I thought
I was in a furniture store
all of you started coming in
you leave anything at home ?
lamps by the dozens and chair
tables and chests of drawen
rugs and stuffed animals an
kinds of things. Bet the mere
back home were glad that you
going away to school.
One afternoon I went up
to do some shopping, I saw^ se
of the girls that were up hen
year. They were on their w:
the show. I knew that they m
be eating some pop corn
went along. They met a new
and he greeted them with
kids.” Didn’t he know wL
was talking to? I would
given my last bit of cheese if
had said bah bah.
I went over to the Owen B
ing one night to get a little s
Before I settled down for the
time, I heard an awful noise
crawled out from behind the
gan and saw a room full of ^
I heard one of them ask a g
if they were lost. You sh
have seen that girl when they
her that they were looking
their chapel seats. She said “
you’re C-H’s.” FH bet she
as big as I am.
The Hilltop staf
and students wish
sympathy to Miss Edi
in the death of hei
M!rs. B. B. Swann, an
Mildred Bingham in
of her father, David :
The Mission Council has begun
good work for the year as they
make trips to Oteen and other
places. A group conducted services
at Walnut, N. C. on September
14. Judson Rotan was the speak
er ; Gerald Hewitt, music director ;
and Andy Ham, pianist. All stu
dents who are interested are urged
to volunteer to go to Oteen Vet
eran’s Hospital.
Esther is sold on this country
especially the South. She thinks
the Southerners are extremely
friendly, and that Americans as
a whole are more complimentary
than Canadians, and have a better
sense of humor. To her, Canadians
are more serious-minded, Ameri
cans more happy-go-lucky. “The
American boys, especially the ones
at Mars Hill, are very well-man
nered, much more so than the
Canadian boys; and they act more
like gentlemen while in the pres
ence of ladies.”
Baptist Magazine
Have you subscribed to The
Baptist Student yet? Again this
year this wonderful little maga
zine features outstanding writers
from all areas of life, but this
year they will be giving more pro
found, more provocative, more
practical assignments on Christian
living, campus relationships, per
sonal responsibility, civic oppor
tunity, world crises.
The first general meeting of the
Young Woman’s Auxiliary was
held in the auditorium, Monday,
September 26, with Sandra Hick
man, president, presiding. On Fri
day night, October 23, a “Ship
W^reck Party” was given in the
gymnasium for all the girls. Dr.
Seymour was guest speaker ai
party.
Each girl on campus is coi
ly invited to visit Y W A
would be glad to have'vou
US in learning more of the mi
pr^rams and in serving Chri
IS year Howard Seymo
doing an excellent job
Morning Watch. Attendance
e dail}!^ period of devotiop
prayer has been encouraging
an average attendance for the
week of 108. During the i
of September 19-24, the tl
was “People Worth Remen
ing. Each morning a diffc
speaker brought a devoti
thought on some notable Chri
character. For this past week
Listen Fund committee of
S. U., with Don Midkif
charge^ has had charge of
services. All students are urgci
start their day right by atteni
Morning Watch.
The motto for Listen Fund,
penny a day or a meal a mon
speaks for itself. Mars Hill
led N. C. Baptist colleges in (
tributions to this fund since it
first instituted in 1953, the
donated last }^ear being $4Q
Through the money received,
mer missionaries were sent to
maica and Corn Island, and
half carload of dried milk
sent to India.
    

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