THE HILLTOP, MARS HILL COLLEGE. MARS HILL, N. C.
Dr. Trueblood Stirs
Wake Forest Students
Acceptance of the responsibility for making
decisions was urged upon Wake Forest students
in chapel recently by one of the most noted
teachers in the nation, Dr. Elton Trueblood,
chairman of the department of philosophy at
Earlhom College in Indiana.
Mors Hillions — both students and faculty
members — should find some food for thought
in Dr. Trueblood's remarks.
"The whole moral stature of human beings
depends upon the possibility of choice. This is
our glory and this is our danger.
"Every one of us is a bundle of decisions, and
the way to be on authentic human being is to
know this, to accept it . . .
"There is tremendous nobility," he said, "in
not making Freudian excuses for our actions by
blaming them on the environment or childhood
influences. Our choice is agonizing, terrible,
inevitable; but we mirst be able to say T am
responsible for the way I go.' "
Dr. Trueblood surprised many of his listeners
when he scdd that the ethics on a college
campus should be more stringent than outside.
"Students who ore responsible and in a favor
able position ought to hove a higher standard
than people in the world at large," he said.
Talking with students informally after his
chapel address, he added, "If you see a fellow
stealing from someone, you ought to have as
great a concern as if he were stealing from you.
College ought not reflect the world; it ought to
lead it. I want college students to be for more
conscious of being adults."
Noting that college-age yoimg people make
some of the most difficult and momentous de
cisions of life, such os marriage and life's work.
Dr. Trueblood warned, "The biggest decision is
what kind of person you will be. Making the
right choice on a few big matters sets a pattern
that helps to determine the smaller decisions,
but watch out about what you wont," he cau
tioned, "because you are likely to get it."
Word, Needed Virtue
There is one age-old word that never gets too
worn: consideration. Oh, but the groans and
moons go up; all we ever hear is about how
to be nice, kind and considerate. The first two
can come naturally, but the last one takes some
practice. To be considerate you have to do one
thing: feel the bucket of water hitting your head
before you pom it on your friend.
College is a place where people are to gain
a sense of humor that will lost them through
life, leom to mingle with people and all in all
prepare themselves for the "here after" (work).
There is a point to adjustment, however. Cracker
crumbs mixed with peanut butter ore fine for
eating but they make a lousy feeling bed. Baths
ore wonderful after a hard day, but fully cloth
ed? Birds were made to excite the out of doors
with their singing; people can't hear too well
with a concert right next to them. Be considerate
and hove fun? Yes. Just hove that bucket of
water on your head, those cracker crumbs in
your bed, and those dear feathered friends next
to your ear ... if you can still lough, go ahead.
Published by the Students of Mars Hill College
Box 486-T, Mars HilL N. C.
Second-Class postage paid at Mars
Hill, N. C. Published 16 times dur
ing the college year.
Volume XXXVn March 9, 1963 Number 10
Editorial Page Sally Osborae
Features Page Marietta Atkins
Sports Page Tom Halyburton
Contributors Walt Whittaker, Lewellyn Lovell
Advertising Manager Pat Miller
Proofreader Gerald Murdock
Distribution Ken Huneycutt
Advisor Walter Smith
il4.G. Blunkle, Mutterings of
Consideration Is Aged
Sunday afternoon is dangerous
for Mars Hill couples—especially
those seeking privacy. Take, for
instance, a typical couple out on
a tsrpical Sunday afternoon for a
typical walk. Still being typical
lets name this young Mars Hill
couple Elwood and Sadie.
Elwood and Sadie leave Edna
Moore at 11:30 for lunch. On
their way past Spilman they are
presented with a bouquet of
daisies that come floating down
from third floor signed “R. M.
and D. B.” Although a vague
similarity is noticed, the couple
continues with a patient “smile”
upon their hungry lips.
At 2:03 Elwood and Sadie
leave the cafeteria behind them
and walk to the ampi-theatre.
Taking their seat in the “natural
chair,” she leans her head on his
shoulder (long walk). From out
of nowhere screams of “Sin!
Sin!” or “Watch That” echo
through the blue sky. Stomping
and shouting comes with such
presidential “vigah” that it seems
they are almost unable to bear
the excitement. Not wishing to
fill the infirmary with ulcerated
stomachs, the couple wanders in
to the city.
The Technician, published by
students at Southern Technical
Institute, took a scientific view
of the female of the species. It
printed this description of a wo
man as seen through the eyes of
ACCEPTED ATOMIC WEIGHT:
PHYSICAL PROPERTIES: Boils
at nothing and freezes at any
minute; melts when properly
treated; very bitter if not well
OCCURENCE: Found wherever
CHEMICAL PROPERTIES: Pos
sesses great affinity for gold,
silver, platinum and precious
stones. Violent reaction if left
alone. Able to absorb great
amount of food matter. Turns
green when placed beside a
USES: Highly ornamental; use
ful as a tonic in acceleration
of low spirits, and an equalizer
of the distribution of wealth.
Is probably most effective in
come-reducing agent known.
CAUTION: Highly explosive in
JFe ve Got
Nothing to Compij^^^
Three weeks ago the students i
carrots, go to school until we ore|_’^
still pay our taxes. Miserablel
Once in town they are eyed by
several residents who look with
curiosity at their interlocked
fingers (so they forgot their
gloves). The phone line is busy
for the next ten minutes.
Exasperated, Elwood and Sadie
trek back up to the dorm where
they have a choice of two things.
Either they shake hands and im
mediately become the “ideal cou
ple” or they try to steal a kiss,
at which time a chorus of girls
starts chanting, “Good-bye Dean
Lee, Good-bye Dean Logan, Good
But, as the Washington Sena
tors keep saying, “Wait till next
year.” There will be twice as
many people and a Sunday walk
will be twice as hard. Anyway,
there is a solution to the prob
lem — walk alone. And if that
doesn’t work, try the state insane
asylum. There, everybody is
College objected to the food and iettA ATKINS
cafeteria. In New Jersey Negro
objecting to the unbalanced integi^ ®
schools. America's top selling °
last four months has been pure lib^ ° ®
emment's highest official. We hcrv^
gi; the library alone
There ore just a few things that*^ cafeteria,
forget. When these students at Mif® °
eted the cafeteria they were not ounge, an one
sent to break it up. The parents even found them-
are still sitting outside the govemoi ^
they hove not been thrown out. dorms were a
going around talking with a stopf*^*^’ ^ ® ®
and taking fifty-mile hikes, but the s u en s
ing industry of America has not bee^ '
with. The students that ore so c ended as it began—
made to go to school hove a choio— order that the
jects they take and what they do vt- ^e filled with as
"paroled." About taxes, somethin?®®^®*' volunteered
be said, but, at the moment it woult!’®®'f’f®
ears. s were informative:
Americans enjoy a certain indeSrer read it. Another
called democracy. It con not be pde more resigned: “I
but it can be seen. The truth that the paper in a long
to us every day is unheard of ind sadly,
countries. The leisure we take forver, actually liked it
churches we so often ignore, the cape from taking the
shun, the voices we so often shaflUs strange viewpoint
be unthinkable in communist or disturbing by implica-
tries. it, as it is — and I
We miserable Americans, who illy do!”
fcrte of the starving spend enougl ^y, it seems, is an
alcohol and cigarettes to feed a 'bject. Also in this
111, r fVI. G. Blunkle, Mars
Let us noHeel too sorry for ourse,y
time a chanty begs for our mone^d out, was loved by
makes us pick up the piece of Fbody who thought of
threw on the groimd. Be thankful 4las, remains a poor,
a cafeteria to picket; food to compphan except for the
church not to attend and a school)
grumble. Feel sorry for yourselves; , ,-i u o T^
will. While we are doing that,
pray that we will never hove W ^ nJ' nii r ^
communist rule. We would not
,old issues and fill-ins
schools ended in a
ry I, , T~ 1 however, felt
)utors from the past
(See related story on Page 1)
At the beginning of second se
mester Dr. Blackwell expressed
a “faith” that the new football
field would be completed by next
fall. It is quite obvious that for
the last few months the field has
not been touched and it gives no
promise of having work begin
Our coaching staff and the men
who play football under them
have worked and are working
hard to produce a well-balanced
team to represent the school.
Maybe those in charge need to be
reminded that more people and
more schools see our athletic
clubs than any other facet of our
school. If we are going into a
four-year program of college
sports let’s go first class.
There are several larger four-
year colleges on our schedule for
the coming year. Those schools
support their teams and provide
them with the necessary physical
plants. Are we going to ask those
schools to go up and plays us on
a poorly equipped high school
field? If we do, they won’t have
to beat our team, they can laugh
it off the field.
In all due respects to our Pres
ident, he may have faith that the
field will be ready, but faith
without works is dead.
Is National Ne!^ mous past, though.
President Kennedy’s legislation ding on tlJ^tudSs
providing for federal aid to eduo editorials on contro-
sence, is proposing for the United,, some wished to see
North Carolina did for its one Mry work from the
ties a long time ago. rong number felt that
Several years ago the Gener*
adopted a proposal which
graphic accident of birth would
upon the education available to Selection
anywhere in the state.
Why, then, must equal educat! of
timities be limited to the chd*
North Carolina or within the b®S Accessories
other states? Why can’t a child
Carolina be assured of the sam®
opportunities as those born in HILL
California? JCr in
Evidence shows that even thouf^^ ® lU
think of North Carolina as being ^ ?
York in any area, we are wrong
cation is concerned. To put it bj'ti***i*ii**i*i*i
school graduate of North Carolbl
ferior to a high school graduate ^ cDTjr^TATC
or any number of other states.
“inferior,” we speak not of basi^
but rather of cultural experience^
Why the difference? The ans'^ Creams a
a quality of education that mostjamarine, Intimate
lina students never even heard ^ ’
have the opportunity of enjoying'
It is a little late for those of
do very much about the situati^
selves. We must remember,
most of us will rear families in
Will the children of these fartiib
educational opportunities that
Carolina never had? Will they b®, jy p r U I I I
the challenge of change withoU* M K J rl I L L
tional deficit that plagues the ^
school graduate of North Caroliof
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