THE HILLTOP. MARS HILL COLLEGE. MARS HILL. N. C.
April 21. 21. ]
Needs New Word
It seems that many times the United States
government can not think of the exact words to
use in explaining their designs and actions to the
public. For instance, there was a Cuban crisis.
The word there used was “mistake.” This word,
however, seems to have been too commonly used
over the course of the last generation. It was
used in Hungary, Korea, Laos. They may just as
well have used lickerslick. For “Mistake” is much
to subtle and nice a word, where the word sug
gested could be much more easily misconstrued.
But the past is gone and why cry over spilt
milk? After all, it was probably three-fourths
water anyway. But now our government officials
are having a tough time explaining their actions
in compromising with Fidel Castro, who is prob
ably more responsible for hurting the razor-blade
business than any other human being (?) on
earth (?) The American taxpayer paid out 21/9
million for the release of 60 prisoners. The wore!
used was “humanitarianism.” In legal circles
the word is “blackmail.” Therein lies one of
the many differences between the law and poli
tics. But nonetheless, Mr. Castro and his little
Communist Castros have again made “fools” out
of the United States which has not gained any
of its “lost prestige” since Jack hit the beanstalk
This sounds like the talk of a Republican. In
truth, these are the words of a disturbed Ameri
can who finds his powerful, militant and demo
cratic country being pushed around by a . . .
lickerslick, and take it to mean what you will.
For the records, Austria Hungary in the period
1815-1914 enjoyed a period of European ascend
ancy. That is, until a little country by the name
of Serbia began pushing her around and making
threats. Waiting too long, the Serbs finally
resorted to murder and then the Austrian-Hun-
garians stepped in. Viva la World War I,
when it could have all been avoided, perhaps.
And so, maybe lickerslick would be a good word
for our Harvard administration to adopt. It is
nonetheless as confusing as “mistake,” and “hu
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Volume XXXVI April 21. 1962 Number 13
Editor ’N Chief Walt Whittaker
Advertising Gary Murdock, Franklin Calhoun
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Editorial Page Dick Ergenbright
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Typist Jo Wells
Faculty Advisor Walter Smith
Time to Differ;
Perhaps 99.9 per cent of the student body does
not recognize the word lickerslick. It can’t he
found in any particular or non-particular dic
tionary of English, foreign, or beatnick words.
It originates from an inconspicuous room in
Brown dormitory via two confused students who
could not think of a good word that was different.
The resultant was lickerslick. The trick is that
it has no meaning. To the contrary, it can mean
anything you want it to anytime you need it.
For instance, you see a house for sale, “Honey,
that is a real lickerslick.” Or your house is on
fire and you can’t quite think of the right words
to use when you ring the fire department. “Hello
. . hello . . . hello . . . chief, I need lickerslick
right away.” The result in either case may be
a backhand or a white coat.
if';" Time To Conform
t o .. 1 .1 . lAc't "
Some students on our campus say the i(l®
behind the operation of the college are old-Ls^^ (ACP) -
ioned. These “modern” students would like tlt;Sood teache
opportunity of remodeling things to please Coll
own desires. They see no harm in trying ‘'"iknitjhii^
changes with the firm conviction that, if
change is unsatisfactory, it is a simple matter > IN'TELL
switch back to the previous situation just as 0"' you
would turn back the hands on a clock. General
It is just not that easy! of Abe
High standards cannot be experimented
too freely. Once standards are lowered the uf t
ward climb can be rough. To be sure times ^
Rex, a friend of coach Harold Wood, displays the hat he will wear
in the forthcoming Easter parade to he held in downtown Mars Hill.
Reix was last yearU winner in the *^Chase the Car’* contest and runner-
up in the cafeteria line for which he received 49^^ demerits and two
Hints Made For Freshmen
From Belmont Vision
It has recently come to my at
tention that numerous students
(freshmen in particular) have been
observed wasting time on friv
olities such as Latin, algebra,
English, psychology, and New
Testament History. This disgust
ing habit must cease at once, or
else the students of this school may
lose many of the benefits gained
by informal sessions with cheerful
companions in the Slop Shop. Such
barbarous activities, preventing the
full enjoyment of “bull-sessions”,
must cease if this revered citadel
of knowledge is to continue to
exist as a wholesome, healthful
institution of higher learning.
Several factors brand this sub
versive practice of study as defi
nitely harmful. Among the most
obvious of these factors is the
necessity of buying massive books,
which, from their price, must be
bound in genuine wild Siberian
chipmonk leather. Thus these val
uable animals are fast being de
stroyed, and the pecuniary strain
upon the students prevents them
from consuming their normal ra
tion of Pepsi-Cola.
The crux of the problem, how
ever, is that time spent in class
and study courses robs the student
of many valuable hours in the
shop. The Slop Shop is the in
tellectual heart of the college and
its most outstanding laboratory.
In the shop, the student who is
anxious to improve his mind may
join the intellectual conversation
and study to the quiet strains of
Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony,
known as “Boop-do-doo with me
Bertha,” unddr the direction of
Fats Domino, with guest vocalist
Still more hocking is the ma
licious propaganda fostered by
those cruel taskmasters who swear
by the great god Outline, and
basely le.ave the absurd impression
that a knowledge of English
composition is needed for other
Research has revealed that there
is a definite correlation between
study and cancer. 'Fhe curricu
lum of Mars Hill College must
be designed in such a way as to
Thehw wunce was a wabbit
Who wanted to wun fow
Aw ee had was a wabbit’s foot.
“Small wabbit,” one day
A wise owl did say
“If a pwesident oo wanta be,
Ooo must change yow name to
So da wabbit wan to his wabbit
(Who owned mow dan a millun
And told his dadda what da
wise owl said.
So dey changed der name to
And da wabbit wan fow
’N since he was a Jack wabbit
He called imself Jack Kennedy.
He went on television and
A cawwot fow evwybody
And two cawwots fow anyone
Who was wabbit’s wil wife
And he pweached democrawey
And socialized medicine.
Evwybody liked Jack
Cause he coidd say Afwicah
And Chinah and Maws
And “Pwease Mistaw Kwushev.’
So Kennedy Wabbit won
And dat is why Amewicah likes
Cause Evwy Eastaw day hope
dey can find
And what a|)pened to de owl?
He fwies de pwayne fwum
'Fo Washington to Indiah.
changing, but in changing ideas which woul
affect many students in years to come, one ^
consider the character, health, intelligence, a"*
personality of those to be governed by ft
changes. .^ our
A lack of appreciation, control, responsibil>'
and discipline is evident on the Mars Hill CoH^ "ars jq
campus at times. Aristotle has said, “AH ' ■ u| J'' the
seek one goal: Happiness. Happiness (whid' :i:ivak
true success) can be found only through First
ing all of one’s physical, mental, and spii'i''” on
power in usefulness to others.” Here at pj'*' West
Hill we could show more appreciation for yii
fellow-student or our co-worker. We could ; In
ognize his ability and rejoice in his accomp'',’’ title
ments instead of criticizing him for his selefj' ^ rhose il
of activities. Certainly each student has a ^ Mt tv.ns
to take part in those extracurricular activi^', Christ;
which are best suited for his personality, his " L;
ents, and his planned career.
Now and then we fail to control our emoti^' >.rs
as we speak or act before we hear each side
situation. IVe “yell” and think later, or we
with the gang and wish later. Often times ['Je to^
• • ' ' i)jp *nair
ing cain ends in a harvest of bitterness.”
Responsibility often gets shoved into the Cli^s[
ground. It is easy to accept an office or a ■
Many completely fj'vheie h
and do little with it. y
from their thinking all concern for the orga^”^
tion as soon as they leave office. “Big dog ^^^niari -it
■ ‘ of; u
nothing — maybe?” A lack of a sense ot jj.
sponsibility is also evident in our unconcern ‘
the time and property of others. wha i
If we cannot accept discipline or adapt
selves to our surroundings, we are to be pd', !§5iti [[.•
We are miserable and we make life unplfi‘‘*jj.
for others about us. We have said that ’Pg
obey simply because we think it might
to go against regulations and we would
see if we can get by and not get caught.
fail to realize that this attitude could lead
fixed pattern of behavior. Carr we always ^
laws and hope to get by? |
After proper consideration, if we feel
cannot be happy at Mars Hill, maybe we slr°^^‘ |
move otr and make room for the many |
plicants who are looking for desirable surin^ |
ings in which to complete their college (|t‘s
tiorr. “The place for the knocker is outside i ^
—Mr. Emmelt Sams u
Casual Students? INS
From Duk« Chronicle
Be casual. That sentence could well
by-word of the American college student'^
worries about trraking a C average; he "
about himself. But let the subject of the |i
or the work of life in general come up
can’t do anything about; so he doesn’t
think. Let other jieople come to hiiu " ^^,1
problem — well, it’s not his concern.
mits himself to neither princijiles nor
He believes in nothing but getting
through a decently comfortable life; for
thing else he has only a shrug of the sho^'
Historically, the college student has
leader of his nation. In Hungary the (
fought. In Russia the younger genera^*
the center of attention. But in
m Russia there stands an ideal for /
fight, a belief for which to live. iicir'
certainty toward important things leads '
can students to turn to their immediate ,ii
tion, accepting the status quo with appt"^
In keeping with college tradition, . ,,
avoid committing ourselves. Let’s just l*'r jf,
in our own little way. We must be coHcg''
cynical, and aliove all — lie casual.