MARS HILL. N. C.
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LITTLE MAN ON CAMPUS
Having had their fill of apathy and having suf
fered long enough from backslides in progress nour
ished by negligence, MHC students have resurrected
their minds and activated themselves for the per
petuation of effectual, progressive change on this
campus. In a mere matter of weeks, various student
factions have immersed themselves in the business
of legal and pacifistic revolution (going on the as
sumption that “revolution” may be interpreted as
conditional replacement of obsolete systems).
In the short span of time since the last issue of
the Hilltop, the student body has been assured of a
new chapel system, to be effective as of Fall, ’69.
SGA and Class elections have pumped new blood,
fresh ideas and unspoiled courage into the student
On Wednesday, March 12, after six interested
students were refused admittance to the weekly
meeting of the Student Affairs Council, in which
proposals for changes in the Handbook were being
made. Dr. Bentley, with the co-operation of the
Council, had the remaining meetings of the year de
clared open to all students. The meeting time was
changed from mid-afternon to early evening for the
sake of convenience. A refreshing, swift-moving
current in the usually stagnant stream of things, the
Students for a Liberal Education (SLED) have initi
ated a curriculum evaluation which will be issued
to all students before fall registration. This evalua
tion will be beneficial to students in their selection
of courses and professors and also helpful to the Ad
ministration in their own evaluations.
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Recognizing these actions and foreseeing similar
ones in the immediate future, I find it impossible
to agree with the member of the administration who
told me last week that “nothing newsworthy is hap
pening on this campus at this time.” Many things
are happening and they are happening fast. I hope
the apathy that reigned last fall on this campus was
only a reaction to a vaccination of passivism injected
into our minds by campus environment. I hope we
are now immune to this fatal disease of laziness and
that, rejuvenated by a new hope and encouraged by
the changes brought about in the last two weeks, we
will make rapid progress in all aspects of the oper
ations of this institution.
Mr. Nixon said in a nationwide radio address on
youth, “We must listen to the voices of dissent, some
times strident, sometimes cool, because the protestors
may have something to say worth listening to. . . .
If we dismiss dissent as coming from ‘rebels without
a cause’ we will soon find ourselves becoming leaders
without an effect.”
From the private office of
J. Theodore Cassels
I think that what has been
wrong with me lately is that my
resistance to germs is down. This
is partly due to lack of vitamins
in my diet (cafeteria). This lack
of vitamins has ruined my resist
ance, made me sick, allowed me
to get a sore throat and given me
a generally “blah” feeling.
The school wonders why the
students are listless, dull and apa
thetic. I definitely believe that it
is partially due to the weak diet
received day in and day out.
Yesterday I went to the drug
store and obtained for a substan
tial but well spent price, a bottle
of vitamins. After two days my
spirits are high and I am feeling
much better. I hope that by the
next time you see me I will be
vitamin rich and well again.
I am not saying that vitamins
£ue a cure-all but I think they
Editor's note: The following letter
was left in my typewriter the after-
noon of Ihe paper's deadline. It refers
io an assignment to write a feature re-
•view of Jack and Sally Jenkins' con
After several attempts at this
gammut, I have decided that I
liked them but lack the very in
spiration on which a reviewer
thrives. Perhaps I will be able to
do it later on but at the moment
Spring Fever aboimds.
I would like to submit the following
letter to be published in the Hilltop.
I feel that many students are down on
the older generation and feel a def
inite gap between themselves and their
parents. I had the same problem until
this letter arrived. Parents are under
I would be very interested in
knowing whether or not there is
any correlation between the sheets
hanging in the cafeteria and the
sheets missing off the lines in the
basement of Stroup. If there are
any thieving politicians, keep
yourselves covered . . . I’m warm
on your trail.
I am very grateful and humble
that you ask me for advice. I
just hope the answers I will give
will have some meaning and fill
some of the void you are now
experiencing. I pray that these
words will help you tolook beyond
to the great opportunities that are
just ahead of you. My definition
of problem is: opportunities that
need exploring. Let’s look at your
problem with reference to your
witness on campus. Difference of
opinion is just another method of
exploring. I’ll bet there are not
too many people that would bet
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the Mars Hill College
Editor-in-Chief Linda Baldwin
Advertising Manager Judy Pait
Proofreaders Ken Yates, Britt Brittle, David Cuningham
Photographer Ted Ellmore
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Published 15 times during the college year.
Box 486-T, Mars Hill, N. C. 28754
Telephone 689-4010 press
Airman Thomas H. Sparks, son of Mrs. J. B
Sparks of Skyland, has graduated from the DefenS Job opporti
Information School’s basic military joumalistii summer . . .
course at Ft. Benjamin Harrison, Ind. Sparks wa‘ in the forests
trained in newspaper, radio and television technique* struction in
to help prepare him for duty in the information field Germany, Sv
A 1963 graduate of Christ High School in Arden on road cons
N. C., he received his B.S. degree in 1967 from Mai* m industries
Hill college and also attended the University of Nortl many, in hote|
Carolina. Well there
Dr. William P. Walker of the Mars Hill Colleg* able as well
Faculty has assumed the office of Chairman of th* England, Fra™
Measurement and Evaluation Section of the Southen' snd are oper*
District of the American Association for Healtd the governm«
Physical Education and Recreation, at the annual tries to Amer|
convention held in Memphis, February 20-23. Df ants coming
Walker will serve in this capacity through the next summer,
convention, scheduled for Columbia, S. C., in FebrU' Every yeari
ary of 1970. expande|
The new members of the Science Honor Club ai® ^ore student:
as follows: Larry Atwell, Jeannie Britt, George EnS' jaany student:
ley, Carol McCall, Dianne Starner, Gayle Step? “on for next
David Stultz, Richard Van Benthuysen, William Vi^ joan - Euro peal
and Sandra Williams. “ non-prc|
The Betty Smith Award for one of the thre« oring these
best one-act plays presented at the annual stat' ormany. Sc
drama festival in Chapel Hill was made this pasj “stria, Swit2
weekend to Tim Ellmore, senior drama major a* Spain.
Mars Hill CoUege. , °''“stry wori
Tim’s play, “The Starr Crossed Lover,” won ®
the senior college division of playwriting spwnsoret* ork (limited
by the Carolina Dramatic Association. nstructioii v
Brick Tilley and David Holcombe won “Di*' qualified
tinguished Actor” awards for their roles of
Lover and Sheriff Starr; and Katie Swofford won ^
“Excellent” rating for her direction of the play. *■, '
V. R. Ghantiwala, a young engineer from InBj
who has recenlly joined the slaff of HammarluJp j, “ peo
Manufacturing Co. here in Mars Hill, needs son**' n t
one lo teach him lo drive. He has a learner's pern^
but no car and needs someone to coach him lo sU*'
cessful attainment of a driver's license. AnyoS*
willing lo assist should call him at Hammarlui**
(689-5411) during the daytime.
The following students have begun their studei*|
teaching this semester: Sue Aldridge (Mrs.), Ga®
Alexander, Larry Atwell, James Ball, Jewel Ba^i
Rose Mary Ball (Mrs.), Frederick Ballard, Jani^
Boydston, Robert Bradley, Vickie Brannan, Jean****
Britt, Ben Broadway, David Buddin, June Bullah^
Martha Bunn (Mrs.), Bill Burrows, Suzanne Busscf'
Dianne Capps, Jerry Carroll, Sandra Carter, Stuaf*
Caudill, Nancy Childers, Bonnie Chiles (Mrs.), Eliz*'
beth Clayton (Mrs.), Lyndon Clayton, Nancy Coated
Thomas Cole, Dianne Costner, Pam Culler, Bren*^^
Cummings, Patricia Davis, Beth Davis, Bill Daf’
Cynthia Dixon, Patsy Dye, George Ensley, Davi*
Funderburk, Bruce Garrison, Dorothy Giles, Marie*’*
Hall, Nancy Harrison, Joy Hawkins, Wayne Hawki*’^
Betty Henley, Brenda HoUifield, Geraldine Hollifiel*^
Rose Jackson, Coleen Jamerson, Beverly Keller,
liam Kenney, Linda Kimball, Brenda Lee, Susa**
Lyday, Phyllis Lytle (Mrs.), Gail McCoy, Dian*’*
Mahon, Irma Miller, Rose Parsekian, Judy Phillip®’
Gordon Plumbee, Danny PoweU, Jacquelyn PutnaP’’
Rudy Reeves, Gary Reynolds, James Reynolds, Ma*'
tha Roe, Diane Sams (Mrs.), Patricia Scarborougi’’
Linda Shepherd, Sam Sloan, Lonnie Snider,
Spaulding, Sandra Sp>encer, Lee Thomason, Neli®
Tomlinson, Larry Tucker, Richard Van Benthuyse”'
Bill Via, Suzanne Wagoner, Glenda Ward, GaT^
Ward, Patricia Webb, James Wells, Sandra Whit*'
side, Donna Wild, Carlton Wilkes, Ann Wilson, RoPj
aid Wilson, Laura Woemer, Joe Wood, Micba**
Wood, Sarah Wooten, Duke Fisher.
Twenty-three members of the Mars Hill Chapt*®
of the Society for Advancement of Management, 1*“
by faculty advisor Mr. Casey Fredrick, went to CaP'
ton Thursday, March 13, for an industried tour.
The group was greeted at U. S. Plywood ChaP*'
pion Paper, Inc., by Don Randolph and Ed Hyat**
who told the members some facts about the compaP^
while the members were being treated to pie aP*^
coffee. After an informal discussion the membe**
divided into four groups led by foremen Loop**^’
Hollen, Black, and Setzer. Each group was sho"^
the production facilities and processes that conva**
wood into finished papier. Members of the groPf
were permitted to ask questions about the compaPl^
including production, control, labor, and manal*'
effort can be
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The men invited the members to come back aP
they graciously offered to send a representative
the plant to come to Mars Hill if there were add*'