Page Two 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.