THE HILLTOP. MARS HILL COLLEGE. MARS HILL. N. C.
February 3, 196^ February
We’ll Always Have
Dr. M. A. Huggins’ informative and humorous
chapel talk last week was an inspiration to all
of us. Each of us certainly became more aware
of the acute needs at Mars Hill.
Many qualified high school students will be
turned away from colleges this fall due to the
lack of space. Recently we learned that a wom
an’s college in Virginia has already turned down
thirty-five hundred applications because the col
lege just isn’t large enough. The Raleigh News
and Observer recently pointed out that the in
crease each year in the number of young people
in North Carolina who are seeking a full four-
year college course will require the building each
year of a college large enough to take care of
some twenty-five hundred students.
Perhaps with these startling facts we should
thank our lucky stars that we were the fortunate
few who were allowed to enter college. At reg
istration time many were groaning because they
were on academic probation. Those who were
should be thankful they were given a second
chance. Let us strive to improve ourselves and
our grades this semester and prove that we are
worthy of the privilege of attending college. Re
member, there are many young people who would
like to take our places in college.
Published by the Students of Mars Hill College
Box 486-T, Mors HilL N. C.
Second-Class postage paid at Mars
Hill, N. C. Published semi-monthly
during the college year.
Volume XXXVI February 3. 1962 Number 8
Editor ’N Chief Walt Whittaker
Advertising Gary Murdock, Franklin Calhoun
Circulation Ken Hunneycut, Roy Bower
News Editor John Grier
Editorial Page Dick Ergenbrlght
Feature Editor Mary Horton
Sports Editor John Baskin
Reporters Marietta Atkins, Janice Eiland,
Roy Bower, Mimi Jones, Pat Phelps,
Mary Sue McIntyre, Allan Clark,
Cynthia Vann, Jerry Grant, Thelma Taylor
Proofreaders Pat Phelps, Darinda Camp
Typists Jo Wells, Joyce Craft
Faculty Advisor Walter Smith
LITTLE MAN ON CAMPUS
Yes, there are problems at our College. There
are some very definite, “excruciating” problems
which irk the educated minds of our students.
Some even irk the uneducated minds.
Some scream at the existing social situation.
“Lousy,” “horrible,” “maddening,” “ludicrous,”
and “*-£( )W” are some of the usual and not so
usual adjectives that they use to describe their
Many do not appreciate the recreational fa
cilities and resort to foul means of recreation
such as the Twist, poker, and even singing.
Invariably one or two non-conformists will
come to the invariable conclusion that Mars Hill
deserves one or two fraternities, sororities and
maybe even an addition of the Rat-pack.
John Doe does not like the restrictive measures
being enforced on “girls’ hill” and Annie Okra
does not feel the boys should have so much free
dom. Sammy Snurd does not like the stealing
that goes on and Gertrude Gargantua does not
like exams. Ham Ector does not like the student
newspaper and Lady Chatterly does not like Ham
Yes, there are problems at our college. But
they will always remain because students do not
care enough about them to do anything about
them. When we are afraid to stand up for what
we believe, there will always be problems.
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Getting Into College
Will Become Harder
Recently an incident occurred
on our campus that was both
repulsive and unnecessary. This
college was founded in an at
tempt to point young people to
a rich way of life, based on the
principles and qualities in life
which satisfy deep human needs.
The college is only what we stu
dents make it, and we are quite
capable of adding to or detract
ing from its quality.
One night not too long ago,
a member of our student body
was persuaded to run from
Myers Dormitory around Treat
Dormitory and back, while in
decently dressed, in order to ob
tain a small sum of money.
“A good name is rather to be
chosen than great riches” (Pro.
22:1), and this is the damage
that has been done. To former
students and to those who sup
port this institution with their
prayers and means, this incident
will doubtless appear to be an
other stone removed from the
foundation of this uncertain
bulwark of Christian education.
Those who had part in the
incident have lost a little of
that influence which is admired
and respected by fellow stu
dents. We cannot and do not
condemn them, but we regret
that they have chosen to repre
sent themselves and our college
in this manner. May each of
us who represent this institu
tion, our homes, and Christian
ideals, look to our own char
acter, and take care not to lose
respect for those things which
are decent, sacred and noble.
This is our college and let us
keep its standards and name
something of which we can be
Oh! I bet the girls that wipe
the tables do not agree. Well,
sometimes it does look as if a
group of three or four year olds
has slipped in. Each of you should
take your own tray and dishes to
the dumb-waiter, for stacking the
dishes on one tray is one reason
you find the dumb-waiter stopped.
One other thing. I must add,
that I am more grateful every day
that I had parents that taught me
not to take things that did not
belong to me. Regardless of how
small or what the item may be,
if it does not belong to you, leave
John David McGee
Now that we have started the
second semester, I want to thank
each of you and say I appreciated
more than you know how nice
you have been in the dining hall.
Twenty-One Appears Hi(
Taboo For Studenl Mr
‘printed from The High Times, January 11 issue.
Many years ago, my mother was an average
middle-class housewife. Then, one fateful da)
a short little man dressed in an impressive gt^
suit with a matching tie knocked on the door
our small, middle-class home. He announce^
himself as the envoy of the Hicks, Hicks, a^
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Mother, always looking for new threads of intere*'
ignored Father’s glowering look and invited tl*'
man in. Our fate was thus sealed.
The next few weeks were unforgettable. Mothf
assumed herself to be a proven duchess and oi
entire neighborhood to be her private duchy. Sli'
deigned not to speak to any of the neighbors,
though she did occasionally nod her head at sig®
of them. Father became her head butler a0‘
we, her children, became her abject slaves. Sut^
ly, we thought, nothing could be worse than th'-
But fate was still in action.
Exactly 21 (keep this number in mind —'
proves to be unforgettable) days after Mother
signed the white slip, a plump manila envelof
arrived in the morning mail and was receive
with great excitement. Tearing it open qtiicW
Mother spilled its type-written contents onto
sofa and immediately began to read. After tJ:
first two lines, however, her smile gradually ^”1)
completely faded away and a look of utter desp^
took its place. Choosing a rather inopportu^
May I drop a few suggestions—
take them or leave them. Ask
yourself, “What have I done to
help?” Yes, I know you have
found plenty to be wrong and have
griped. You wanted to know why
you can not do this or why does
not the school do this or let
let us do that? I must say that
you have a wide-awakening out
in life if you intend to keep this
up. You resent being called a
child or a kid. If you are old
enough to resent being called a
child, you are old enough to stop
acting like a mere child. That
means you take up adult burdens
and responsibilities. You have not
learned to live until you can have
a good time without doing wrong.
Try being thoughtful of others
and do not think so much about
yourself. You will find that you
will get along better in your school
work and you will not have that
feeling that everyone and every
thing is against you. After all,
you are young men and young
moment. Father asked, “What does it say, Deah
Mother flung the papers to the floor and
to the sanctuary of her room.
We read the papers.
Well we’re not exactly of royal lineage. In D
you might say that we do not even have a lin^^^.
It seems that in 1821 my great-grantfather
hanged for rustling; in 1721, my great-great-gr^^'
great-grand-father was branded as a pirate: ^
at the age of 21, my great-great-great-grandmotj’j
was burned as a witch at the famous Salem
Everything is now normal at our housebo
Mother is resigned to her fate of being mi^^^^
class and only once in a while does she remein
her fatal escapade into history. On the twei'
first of each month, all the family tries to
Mother occupied, and we never ask her how in'?.
is 3 times 7 for after all, w’e don’t mind be'
Is it any coincidence that girls seem to
nially dominate the scholastic scene in Arned.jp
colleges? When Honor Rolls and Deans’
are announced they will indubitably contain
eral times more nomenclatures belonging to
feminine gender than to the other gender-
Assuming that, although boys and gif^
somewhat different, boys and girls are also
what similar, then what can be the reason
female dominance? Records show that thi* .i
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turbing fact did not arise until after 1920
by some odd coincidence, happens to be the
year when women gained suffrage. Men
been “suffraging” ever since. For not only
woman control the economy of the United ^
but also the scholastic achievements.
Is this really such a bad thing?
to “beat around the bush” the answer -
have to be a definite “maybe” or, at least, (f
definite “yes” and “no.” Indeed it depenf'.^ii
the futility or optimism of the current sitn"
Yet, with women running the scene
body really knows what the situation is.
eating more today than ever before, but
also comparatively weaker. We are richer
at any time in our history, but we are also p'
If we accept this as a problem then "’f 1 ij
are left with verv few choices in rectify*”?fe5'
Would you please put a little
block in the Hilltop for me ex
pressing my thanks and appreci
ation for the Christmas greet
ings from the Mars Hill people?
We had a nice Christmas here
— even had turkey and all that
goes with it; turkey and chicken
are two of the main meats over
Sincere wishes for a fruitful
new year for the college and
all of its family.
If we do not want a woman president, tl'‘
dent, secretary, TRE.ASURER, etc. (you
idea) then there are but three things leL
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First of all we could kill off all our gjiii'
but this might lead to bigger problems, i"
inevitable and disturbing extinction.
Secondly, we could repeal women’s
which might also lead to bigger problems. '’
a bark track trek to a Puritanical soc"*
'This, as most of us are aware of, is not u'
ideal of situations. , "'i
Finally, we could leave things just as
and suffer. 'Fhis seems to be the only P'^p,#
thing left to do and since it is it simply "
the utter futility of this whole editorial^^