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How to Take a Shower in Mcu.
The other day I was sitting in the
cafeteria talking about newspaper
articles in the Alethela. Someone made
the comment that they were sick of
people complaining all the time about
things here at Montreat, They said that
there were ple^'b' of good things here
at Montreat. That person was right. I
figured this might be a good topic for
an article: Good Things at Montreat!
First, there are a lot of unsung
heroes walking around this campus.
Take the maintenance men, those guys
are greatl Anytime you need something
done, Dan and his crew will go out of
their way to do It (of course this
doesn't include the on-golng problem of
hot water In McGregor— but hey guys—
sometimes the higher ups can tend to
tie your hands!) As busy as these men
are they could just as well throw
hammers and wrenches at us when we
ask for some shelves to be hung— but
no, these guys aren't like that. They
always have a smile. They're just good
guys that do a great job, and they don't
give anyone a hassle.
Then there's Jack Spencer In the
cafeteria. There Is a grim reality that
all freshmen face when they first come
to school and experience the gourmet
taste of cafeteria food. Sure it's not
the best in the world, but 1 doubt you'll
find a man who tries as hard to please
the students as Jack Spencer. Here
again is a great guy who does a great
Job. He accepts complaints,
suggestions, etc. and works on them.
Yet sometimes It's easier for us to
complain then to sit down and talk.
Last, Is a person named Nan
Weitzel— she's the Student Activities
Chairman and does stay busy. If you're
ever around Nan, you'll realize that she
tries hard. Maybe we should respond
better to her dilemma of not having too
much to work with. I'm sure if you
thought, you too could come up with
some positive things here at Montreat, I
mean. If everything was so bad why
would we stay?
As an uperclassman, who has sat in
these rooms for the past four years, I
have a deep felt appreciation. Thank you
Dr, Jones for your concerned
contributions to our school! Oh, by the
way Dr. Jones, do you have any sons in
the plumbing business?
Aletheia Editorial-Visible Results
In the last issue of the Aletheia,
we read about our faculty— the same
professors “over and over again", the
unavoidable "quiz" that plagues the
campus, and the conditions of our
Gaither Hall classrooms
These were editorial topics of
interest submitted by students
of Montreat-Anderson College.
Interesting'? Yes. Important? Yes,
But what becomes of these written
opinions? Well, usually the editorials
of our student newspaper serve the sole
purpose of expression.
This issue, however, marked a
milestone for student expression. With
the help of a concerned faculty member,
Dr. Frazier Jones, "Our Cruddy College
Classrooms" (the title of the article)
made a difference.
Businessman Frazier Jones has his
eyes open and his ears attentive when
It comes to helping the students. After
reading the article, which very
descriptively presents the conditions
of the Gaither classrooms, Dr. Jones
called up his son, who just happens to
work for the Bi ;elow Carpet Company.
I guess the comment "I heard one
Professor remark that the carpet In
room 27 has been there the 13 years he
has been here." sparked an interest.
During our Christmas break, away
from studies, away from test, and away
from our classrooms; Gaither got a
small but much needed facelift on the
inside. The Bigelow Carpet Company
donated the end of a roll of carpet to
our college. In fact,'according to Dr.
Jones, It is the same roll of carpet that
was used In the Statue of Liberty,
Dr. Jones and his son installed the
carpet in room 27 for all students and
professors who use this room to enjoy.
I don't know what all the fuss is
about In McGregor, Residents are
furious over the hot water situation
and they get blood red eyes when they
think about the Administration and Its
ultimate responsibility in the matter
but I don't understand this! ! think the
"McCrusters" ought to be a little more
patient (maybe for another semester or
so) and try to be a little creative.
As for me, ! don't have a problem.
Let me just explain how easy, simple,
and convienlent It Is to take a hot
s.hower in McGregor.
Now, It Is true that 95% of the
time there Isn't any hot water when you
need It. (Make that 97%.) Well, in my
particular bathroom, I have had the
pleasure all year of not having any cold
water In my sink. So, I have a shower
with cold water and no hot water and a
sink with hot water and no cold water.
This can only be possible by the modem
technology at M-AC. (I think, however,
that this extra feature Is added on to
my bill in the business office—
automatically, of course, if you want
this accessory, be prepared to have a
total tuition of around $6500, ! know
It's steep but my grandaddy always
said; "It only costs 50% more to live
Anyway, I get up in the morning,
check the thermostat to see why there
are icicles hanging from my nose, go
into the bathroom and turn on the hot
water knob in the shower. Of course.
it's cold as usual. Then I turn on the
hot water knob In the sink. I don't even
bother turning on the cold because
nothing comes out.
Now It gets a little tricky. In
order to get the full body effect of
perfect temperature water, I stick one
leg in the shower, close the curtain
around it as best I can, then carefully
stratle the floor and place the other leg
in the sink. So there I am suspended in
the air in full sprawl and lathering up
My next feat Is the washing of my
hair. Luckily, the position that I'm in
makes it easy just to stick my head
right down into the toilet for the wash
and rinse. (it usually takes two
McGregor flushes to fully complete the
The only thing that could make this
bathing experience even more delightful
would be padded door knobs. (My
suite-mate tends to burst through the
door without any warning.)
So ease up "McCrusters", be
creative, be patient and see where it
gets you. But most of all— don't blame
the maintenance men. Seriously! They
are doing everything In and beyond their
power to help. It's the "higher powers"
who need to be shaken up. I'll bet if
they had a cold shower every day they
wouldn't "live with it!"
I know McGregor is co-ed now—
but we don't need that many cold
NANCY NICHOLS - EDITOR dR. RICH GRAY - ADVISOR