THE HILLTOP. MARS HILL COLLEGE. MARS HILL. N. C.
Who’s Normal ?
When asked about alcoholic beverage con
sumption, 66.8% of all male undergraduates
responded affirmatively. Moreover, 60.5%
drink beer, 25.3% wine, 50% liquor.
50.4% of all male college students surveyed
answered that they smoked: 41.8% cigarettes,
11.9% cigars and 14.8% pipes. Among ciga
rette smokers, filter tips were the favorite.
That today’s college man is far from the
beatnik type is shown by the high use of per
sonal grooming aids. 83.6% use after-shave
lotions, 72.8%, shampoo; 69.3% hair dressing;
41.4%, cologne and 38.1%, powder or talc.
91.4% used a deodorant, of whom 88.2% used
While the median expenditure for back-to-
school wardrobes in 1962 was $68.07, 32% spent
over $100 and 8.7% over $200. The typical
student wardrobe consists of 2.6 suits, 2 sports
jackets, 6.5 pairs of slacks, 3.8 pairs of shoes,
6.2 dress shirts, 10 sport shirts, 1.1 topcoats or
overcoats, 1.4 other winter coats, .9 raincoats,
.7 dress hats, 4.7 sweaters, 8.3 ties, 2.7 belts,
14.6 pairs of socks, 10 undershirts, 10.5 pairs of
As to home entertainment, off-campus and
on-campus, 49% own record players, 16.9%
tape recorders; 63.1% table model radios;
16.5% television sets. In addition, 53.1% own
transistor or portable radios.
17.9% own 35 mm cameras; 8.7%, movie
cameras; 6%, Polaroid cameras; 6.2%, slide
projectors and 8.7%, movie cameras. Type
writers are owned by 59.3%, wrist watches by
88.9% and fountain pens by 81.6%.
The survey left out a few things that would
be essential for the Mars Hill College male. A
hot plate to cook on, a tray to sled on, taps for
the shoes, radar to watch for house mothers,
and other things that make life at Mars Hill
the way it is. Besides, who needs to be nor
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 15 times dur
ing the college year.
Volume XXXVII March 23, 1963 Number 11
Editorial Page Sally Osborne
Features Page Marietta Atkins
Sports Page Tom Halyburton
Contributors Walt Whittaker, Lewellyn Lovell
Advertising Manager Pat Miller
Proofreader Gerald Murdock
Distribution Ken Huneycutt, John Smith
Advisor Walter Smith
Some have wondered what would happen if
a survey were made of the normal college
male. The market research department of
Playboy magazine did just this and came up
with the average American college male. The
survey results are based on final returns from
more than 5,000 male students from 72 U.S.
colleges and universities.
The survey shows that 11.2% of todays male
students are married. 11.8% of today’s under
graduates underwrite all of their college ex
penses, while 17.2% do not contribute at all
to their college support. 62.4% live on cam
pus; 22.4% off campus but not with their fam
ilies; and 15.2% reside off campus with then-
families. 29.3% belong to a social fraternity.
As to outside jobs, the study shows that
52.8% work during the summer only, while
30.3% work both during the summer and
school year. 14.6% do not work at all.
How dependent are today’s college students
on the automobile? The survey shows that
36.7% possess their own cars while 10.7% have
full-time personal use of one. While Decem
ber was still early in the current model year,
2.7% already drive a 1963 automobile, 10.7%
a 1962 model, 8.4 % a 1961 model and 7.6% a
you'd best bring
do*on that kite,
Ben... it's about
Precisely why I'm
flying it.Gort! I'm
trying to prove that
Lightning is what 1
you sec, I'm hoping
that Lightning will strike
the kite wire and travel
to this hunk of metal.
If it should cause
By George! ...I
think you've got
M.G. Blunhie, Mutterings of
(In which m.g. puts Dear Abby
to shame while answering ques
tions from his myriads of avid
In the advertisements I see the
handsome young gentleman carry
his young lady friend across the
stream. However, my girlfriend
presents a problem that bears
heavily upon my shoulders. She
weighs 312 pounds. What should
Dear m.g. — ah,
Parlevous Francais? As a news-
papah man you ah cajdjally in
vited to attend a - uh - press
cahnfahrance at the White House
next Monday. Aftah the cahn
fahrance, I will personhally guide
all you ‘charming’ writahs on a
tour of the new addition to the
White House — the Fidel Room.
It comes complete with — uh —
dart board and poison darts; a
firing squad; an official bear rug;
and an exact replicah of the new
Cuban farm crop — missle-toe.
Since yoxu' problem is such a
large one and since my IQ ca
pacity is not, suppose we just
P.S. with much vigah
Dearest, dearest, most
wonderful, darling Blunkie,
I am hopelessly in love with
Have you ever tried slashing
I would be pleasured, but the
next mule train, gratefully do
nated to us by the Peace Corps,
does not leave until Sundah. Be
sides I do not have a bathing
suit and cannot play touch foot
m.g., past President of
the Radical Republican
Club, Democrat, Miss.
Dear Mr. Blunkel,
We regret to inform you that
you have not filed your income
tax return. Now honestly, m.g.,
you don’t want us to have to give
you any trouble do you? Our rec
ords show that during the prev
ious fiscal year you were paid
$676 for services rendered. Since
this is over the minimum require
ments for the honor of deduc
tions, we feel it would be to your
benefit to file immediately.
P.S. Is Jack really a member of
the Mickey Mouse Club, or does
he always just squeek that way?
Do you poor mortals have
problems that keep you awake
during classes; problems that
make you eat in the cafeteria or
even study? After six years of
Psychology (21), I feel prepared
to answer questions which bother
today’s “student.” Just send your
heartaches, headaches, miseries,
and etc., to m.g. blunkie.
Mars Hill, N. C.
My dearly beloved,
Having to care for my depend
ents — three gold fish, a black
widow spider, a Venus fly trap
and the Hilltop adviser — I find
that the $676 which I made last
year from our printing press,
which we bought from the Kel
loggs Company for two box tops
and $.25, has been extinguished.
I therefore regret that I cannot
pay my taxes at this time. How
ever, if you will send me $500
immediately, I will not turn
Anyone who would like to
make a contribution toward the
program to help Cuban refugees
streaming into this country, as
so ably described in chapel Tues
day by Dr. Alfredo Crucet, may
do so by writing to him in care
of the U.S. Veterans Administra
tion Hospital at Oteen.
Dr. Crucet's talk on Commun
ism and its spread in Cuba and
in the America's was based on
personal experience and abiding
interest in his country and peo
Follow the Le^ HUH
Follow the Leader is a favoritT")
children aren’t the o,
Adult or near-adult college sti^ ^ pasture
love the game. Of course, whe^’^y^^^ experience,
we mean adults in a chronc ^ ®
Sometimes mental and emotiof^f . i ®
continues until chronological ^ ^
sign of the mental immaturity ^ more
mature people was illustrated ii®"
a journalist in a newspaper fi
town ‘ Edmund Hil-
sically fit members
The story told by the journmitory, were soph-
students at an all-girl college inicCormick, Tommy
started a new fad: smoking cigaCdward Yancey and
have a fad, several people must i-y Poston,
pattern of behavior. It amazeSg six miles as the
one young woman would haveit if the crow flies
That two or more girls could act_he quartet, the trip
cigar seems unbelievable. le way. The moun-
Human nature being what to fitg Knoby^sfd
cially the human nature of to( .
, . u i -i • -Bailey is a plowed
generation being what it is, ■
will probably join the ranks of , „ , .
rock ’n roll, and all the other fa^ grounds of their
endured so long. ^ 9:30 a.m., the four
'ip m nine hours.
Today, we, all of us studentSiave made it sooner
individuals. We refuse to recojight miscalculation
style of skirts which is the rage missed their target
coming to all of us, that certain try by an entire
aren’t really water proof or \V^ge. On the way the
prevailing air of cynicism is»i prayers, according
opinion at all. Let’s start a neW Larry, and the last
be Different. Find a flattering is climbed on their
ing and comfortable shoes—shohees.
if you feel it, and let your griped mountain streams,
there’s something you yourselffences, quagmires of
like. Be an Individual! d the Johnson City
The LaHey ate lunch in the
LimestO'cow pasture amidst
moos. When they
ed the Big K they
ranger station and
T T J j. TJA tour by the ranger
LJftkflOZVfl to fried a free view of
h r o u g h his field
The successful college is not H'
one with an international repuW uke ^ of
necessarily the one which can q'd one of the travel-
about how smart its graduates thought we’d never
necessarily the one with high-po'’
members, or with a great i«back semed like the
grants. of Egypt without a
Nevitt Sanford, professor of p«^°y®
education at Stanford University®""^® vet^xmed
of the Institute for the Study of^"®' mo
lems, writes that these things,
’ ^ ’ a rabbit s tail found
make a college successful.
In a recent issue of the Joufl’was lucky enough to
tional Education Association Sa^
my opinion, the major criterion H^'t'^'t*******-!.***
al success should be the degree tOMPLETE
dents are changed in desirable SERVICE
If its graduates are broad-mij^ at
ative, curious, sensitive . . . A R F)
their narrow parochial prejudic^
of attending the college . . . theOVl O G O
is successful “even though none -•r v I G E
IS ever heard of outside its oW’’ , ,
even though the absolute level Edwards
ment of its students is not as hi^® ~ POLISHING
of graduation as that found in
known institutions.” SERVICE
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Let Us 7%l4rService
Old news makes horrible edito^ tttttttti,...
some of the bad comments aboU*
dent behavior, it’s time to build
tion again. Charles CollingwoO'
here Mar. 12, was surprised
little town in the mountains o\
lina and find students who kn^
about what is happening and at®,
what is going to happen. The
officials of this college were e'
prised than Mr. Collingwood.
shock to find that those faces
have minds of their own. The
learned a few things and for oH‘''
think while watching our “ef
Please let us think some more-