THE HILLTOP. MARS HILL COLLEGE. MARS HILL. N C.
New Semester Offers
Chance to Re-evaluate
Set an Example
The announcement last week by Wake For
est football coach Bill Hildebrand that the
Demon Deacons will recruit qualified Negro
athletes brings up an interesting question:
Couldn’t Mars Hill do likewise?
Coach Henderson could use a couple of 250-
pound tackles and a pair of speedy backs, and
no doubt Coach Wood would welcome a 6-10
pivot man for his cage squad. Now that Mars
Hill is out of an athletic conference and has
more opportunity to select its opponents seems
an opportune time to take this step.
C. P. Erickson, athletic director at the Uni
versity of North Carolina, has what sounds
like the best athletic recruiting philosophy.
Said he, “When we recruit, we look for good
students, good athletes and good campus cit
As first semester ends and the new one
opens up innumerable possibilities, the time
for a careful scrutiny or re-evaluation of our
past actions and future plans is appropriate.
Probably with the arrival of the new year,
all of us made resolutions—maybe to study
diligently for examinations or to begin study
ing next semester (dodging the issue a little
longer), or possibly to try to improve personal
traits and characteristics.
As a rule these proposed resolutions are neg
lected and forgotten — we procrastinate about
fulfilling them. (Recall any resolutions that
have been made and forgotten?)
Yet we are quick to criticize others who do
not fulfill their promises such as our school
officers, professors, or classmates. We readily
condemn them as lazy, procrastinators, et
cetera. We forget to look inwardly at our
selves—scrutinizing our own defective resolu
tions and faults in general.
We might ask ourselves if we always will
ingly accept the responsibility that we have
assumed such as doing our school work to the
extent of our capabilities. Do we try to help
constructively (besides only creating antagon
ism by pointed criticism) such as willingly
helping on committees, or in any other facet
of the community?
Of course criticism is not wrong if we render
it with the right attitude and have facts to
warrant it. But should we not also be ready
to admit our own shortcomings and to offer
our help to remedy faulty areas of the com
munity? Should we not be ready to praise
the good aspects also?
The time is opportune for the re-evaluation
of the whole structure of our college com
munity—the excellence of the academic rating
(individually and collectively), the relation
ship of the various administrative areas, and
the fulfilling of assumed responsibility. Why
do we not all join in some constructive work
and accept our part in the total life of our
—Reprinted from the
Wesleyan College DECREE
Rocky Mount, N. C.
Published by the Students of Mars Hill College
Box 48B-T. Mars HilL N. C.
Second-Class postage paid at Mars
Hill, N. C. Published 16 times dur
ing the college year.
Volume XXXVn February 9. 1963 Number 8
Editorial Page Sally Osborne
Features Page Marietta Atkins
Sports Page Tom Halyburton
Contributor Walt Whittaker
Advertising Manager Pat Miller
Distribution Ken Huneycutt
Advisor Walter Smith
KMM-Like,pass the Lotus,
That self-same New World
Sun the beating heart
Disfentimt, arrait they
rime. Such pauaty transcends
Edsteneijthe very essence
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Roses are high
At a buck a sniff;
For a prince’s pouch;
Candy is sweet
And most convincive.
But on the other hand
It’s also expensive.
And so I send you
Sentiments of the season,
Written in rhyme
Which is still within reason.
Thus, these words combine
Economy and valentine.
Words of advice from the NEA
Journal, 1949, offer college stu
dents some sure-fire advice on
how to stay in school. The ar
ticle, by Robert Tyson, listed the
1. Look alert, take notes
2. If you look at your watch,
don’t stare at it unbelievingly
and shake it.
3. Nod frequently and murmur
“How true!’’ To you this seems
exaggerated. To the Prof it is
4. Sit in front, near him. (Ap
plies only if you intend to stay
awake). If you’re going to all the
trouble of making a good impres
sion, you might as well let him
know who you are, especially in
a large class.
5. Laugh at his jokes. You
can tell. If he looks up from his
notes and smiles expectantly, he
has told a joke.
6. If you must sleep, arrange
to be called at the end of the
hour. It creates an unfavorable
impression if the rest of the class
has left and you sit there alone,
7. Be sure the book you read
during the lecture looks like the
book from the course. If you do
math in psychology class and
psychology in math class, match
the books in size and color.
8. Ask for outside reading.
You don’t have to read it, just
9. Ask any question you think
he can answer. Conversely avoid
announcing that you have found
an answer to a question he could
not answer in your younger
brother’s second grade reader at
(With Apologies to Joyce Kilmer)
I think that I shall never see.
An “F” as lovely as a “B”.
A “B’’ whose form is gently
Upon the front sheet of my test.
A “B” that on my report card
Induce the folks back home to
My, how smart that child must
To make such grades at M.H.C.!
A “B’’ that represents the toil.
Of countless nights and midnight
“F’s” are made by Nuts like me.
For only experts make a “B”.
—By George Foster
Hilltop, April 23, 1949
>minded college students tar 4-1-v
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has led the nation’s largest bus had on c
cago to seek drivers for its 5,200
among men with the following ® human
at least 24 years old, were reared® P
and sisters, are now happily people do
by nature, and not given to worf ^°
dreaming. . J if monkeys are
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on a statement by the National completely wit
that men of these qualifications ' ^
ly to become involved in traffic
“If any surplus is available,” tf
comments, “no doubt such candi^son tumble dow
employment in the president’s
Pentagon or the United Nations, groaning and wr
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exhausted by then, there probal.t?>>
some openings in college teachiifc^
try, coaching, insurance sales b TnflnP‘n
(ACP) Professor Harold Larra-
bee has dedicated the following
“ifs” to college professors:
If he plants an occasional joke in
his lectures, he’s a comedian.
If he never condescends to an
academic nifty, he’s duty dull.
If he goes to chapel with regu
larity, he’s a hypocrite.
If he shies at sermons he’s a
If he hands out plenty of high
grades, he has no standards.
If he hands out plenty of low
grades, he’s a butcher.
If he uses notes, he’s unoriginal.
If he gets along without notes,
he’s an ad-libber.
If he sticks to his specialty, he’s
got a one-track mind.
If he tours the encyclopedia, he’s
If he stands up while teaching,
If he sits down while teaching,
his feet hurt.
If he gives a lot of quizzes, he’s
If he seldom gives a test, he’s too
lazy to read papers.
If he’s on good terms with the
president he’s a sycophant.
If he doesn’t wear out the stair
way from the Ad Building,
ho lived by wri
Journalists Sd e 19 th century Anj
mi ... .. Henry Cuyler B
Hilltop e^ith some degree
Walt Whittaker and the transfer 'giy no other sir
^r Bill Freeman back to his bi, often quoted as
Forest has depleted the campUajjespeare, who li
staff to a point of alarm — at leaS;o leie. Writers ns
after his phrases
Already one of the smallest i^'mlkner’s The Soi
on the campus, the staff has lab^y^ for instance, coi
under the handicap of too much eth and W. Some:
not enough personnel with whid Cakes and Ale coi
it. Some help has come forth, ih Night,
needed. Tom Halyburton, a foriressions we use ev
football player in Florida, becomfely originated v
pion of Lion sports and the neWe. There’s “The gc
“Lion’s Den.” Pat Miller offi'T have not slept
charge of the advertising, a job hnbeline), “Can
handling most of the first semest^uch of a good thin
borne and Marietta Atkins remail.ike it) and “In
There is need for a good prooif an eye’’ (The N
has a couple of spare hours oH;nice), to name jus
afternoons. An imaginative studei
experience in page layout and thfelles even complaii
able time would also be welcome^ w we sit throi
of at least two good reporters Wte just to recognize
on Monday afternoons and somef
hard-working Ken Huneycutt wit^'
on Saturday mornings could be ^
masthead without crowding it. ~ tttt t
aspiring journalists who are realllvlS rlILL
work and who do not have an ^
will find opportunity for some sat 5 & 10
ice on the staff. See the advisor.
Semantics Any Latest in
Words are those “funny valendiMlttT' Mtisic
uages. The word “line,” for exa'
listed meanings in Webster's
Diclionary. and that old standbyj-^,i„j„j,^^^^^^^^^
more than 200 related forms in
Thesaurus. But the most interest
propo uses of these “funny val'
those used here at Mars Hill CoH/
“Tough” is used almost exclusi’
dents after having been exposed |
ministered by profs Jolley and b
When discussing the sometiih^
and sometimes delightful, sometil^
sometimes wet weather, one is td
ply the slang “Spastic.”
Now “water” is of general inteT
ticularly for the fellows, who get
its full meaning practically
about 11:00 p.m. and especially at4.4'4.4'4'4.4'4.4-4'4>4.4'.i
and holidays. However, it als'’
‘water fountain’ which sometimes
and then fixed, though perhaps *
“Sunday” is the “essence of thii’l
but not seen” on the other days J
With the exception of the faitb*
means students and faculty get ’
what they have “put on” the otb '^lothes and
It is used by those who need to
their work or an opportunity The Lati
UNC basketball game, Walt DisH*
day Night Movie and the Late