VOL. 10, No. 5
MONTREAT COLLEGE, MONTREAT, N. C.
Virginia Wins Festival
Of States Contest
The state of Virginia won first
place ,in the annual Festival of:
States contest sponsored by the
College and High School Y. P. C.s i
and held in Anderson Chapel on I
January 12. Miss Wade played
the part of George Washington;
and the girls from Virginia did
the traditional Virginia reel. !
Second place was won by the
state of Florida. The skit cen-i
tered around the Fountain of
Youth with Pat Cox as Ponce de
Missouri, Kentucky, Washing
ton, D. C., Illinois, Ohio. and
South Dakota placed third. The
girls from these states presented
a pantomine bringing in all six
Other states in the contest in-|
eluded: North Carolina, South
Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, and
West Virginia. The Latin Amer
ican girls presented a typical
Spanish dance and song. i
Between the skits, the Dream
ers sang, with several members
of the chorus singing solos. |
Jo Anne Heizer, Y. P. C. Chair
man of Comradeship, was master
of ceremonies. Miss Woodhouse,
Dr. Spence and Mr. Armisted
wore the judges.
Dramatics Class To
Present “Jo’s Boys”
To the many readers of Little
Women and Little Men, Louisa
Mae Alcott’s, Jo’s Boys is a fitting
sequel. And the play by Alma
Johnson has the same heart warm
ing cheer that the book contains.
When the College Dramatic Class
presents Jo’s Boys on February 2
you will find your old friends Jo,
the grownup tomboy who loved to
scribble and her proteges; Nan,
who is studying medicine; Emil,
the sailor, home on leave; Dan,
the wanderer; Teddy, Jo’s son;
and Demi and Jo.sie, Meg’s chil
dren. The scene is beloved Plum-
field during the 1880’s. It is rich
in humor and there are many love
interests with their usual com
plexities which make you wonder
how each will turn out. The cast
will include your own friends and
classmates, but you will never
recognize them in their new roles.
It is at Plumfield that they en
able us to renew our acquaintance
with the “Little Women’’ and
their loved ones, and that we find
out “What happened afterward!’’
Don’t miss Jo’s Boys!
DESTROYED BY FIRE
“No Other Like Him’
Jane Smith In Movies
. Jane Smith, who graduated
from Montreat High School and
attended one year of College here,
was recently asked to appear in
a movie. ;
According to her sister Pern,
who is a Junior in High School,
Jane and several other girls were
watching a private movie com
pany film a picture on her father’s,
iv'operty at Fort McCoy, Florida.
The director asked Jane to be in
a few scenes of the picture, and
sljo enthusiastically accepted. The
name of the picture is “Gutar-
bait,’’ a story of the Everglades.
Jane is now attending Lincoln
Memorial' University where she
was recently chosen one of the
five beauties of the school.
A treat for Montreat on Janu
ary 26—Jack Rank, dramatist,
protean artist, and playwright
will present William Shakes-1
peare’s Greatest Farce Comedy!
“The Taming of the Shrew.” |
“One man in his time plays |
many parts-” But Jack Rank is j
the only actor in America who
represents an entire play, himself,'
protraying all the parts, female
as Well as male. |
In the past, twelve years he has
pre.sented over five thousand per
formances of his mono-dramas.
Mr. Rank designs his own cos-
tumes and through the rapidity of;
his costume changes and the skill-!
ful handling of his characters, his,
plays move with a convincing and
pleasing illusion. In “Taming of!
the Shrew” he miraculously
makes 25 costume changes,
Come one! Come all!
Bobo and company present
Modern Miracles of Magic at
Montreat on February 9. This is
a Magical production consisting
of modern magic, old fashioned
Bobo, a clever performer with
a pleasing personality, wins his
audience immediately. You will
see him unfold mystery after
mystery, and then he will make
you laugh as you have never
laughed before with the humorous
rapid fire comments with which
he enlivens everything he does. !
The Bobo mystery review is
clean cut, smooth running, and
completely baffling. You will
never forget his mysteries. |
“He was better to me than all my
He was better than all my fears;
He maile a bridge of my broken
And a, rainbow of my tears.”
Alba Hotel, a dormitory hous
ing 160 students, the dining halls,
post office, practice rooms, and
assistant dean’s office at Mon
treat College, burned early on the
morning of December 28, 1945.
However, school opened at the
appointed time a week later. A
cafeteria was opened, the “home
less” students were placed in As
sembly Inn, and the assistant
dean’s office and the post office
were re-opened in Gaither.
Although the disastrous fire
took much plunder—hard-worked-
for high school diplomas, warm
winter coats, valuable Bible notes,
treasured photographs of the
“one-and-only,” new wool blank
ets, lovable teddy bears, pretty
evening dresses, ever-busy pianos,
clean towels and sheets, rare
boxes of Kleenex and Lux, all-
important skirts ‘n’ sweaters,
highly-prized “M’s”—the girls
who experienced losses appear to
have taken the misfortune in
their stride. The fact that the
girls were away for the holidays
was a blessing recognized by all.
Their excellent spirit of co-opera
tion and understanding has been
commended upon several occasions.
Miss Hoyt, complimenting her
self upon the fact that she had
lost nothing in the fire, suddenly
remembered her “pepper sauce.”
Miss Lord’s piano was one of
the big losses, as was Miss Whit
more’s trunks which were packed
for her trip to China.
Miss Wade seem sto think that
the loss of her “really good tele
phone,” was important.
Phyllis Anderson found her
trunk keys in the ashes, but what
good will it do her now?
Somehow the bell which, as
many will recall, marked the be
ginning ami end of study hall, was
saved from the burning building
The cafeteria seems to be gen
erally well-liked, and the extri
steps provide exercise whicl
would otherwise be left out.