North Carolina Newspapers

Vol. 13, No. 4.
January, 1948
Diaz Voted May Queen; Buckner, Maid-Of-Honor
Seniors Elect Outstanding
Girls As Superlatives
The following girls have been
chosen from the senior classes of
the college and high school, re
spectively, to be class superla
tives for ’47 and ’48; true spiritual
vision, Gladys Goodman and
Patsy Alexander; sportsmanship,
Jo Anne Heizer and Charlie
Creasman; joy in learning, Helen
Cassell and Mary Holshouser; and
graciousnese, Joan Rodrian and
Virginia Buckner. They were
elected in chapel exercises on
Saturday morning, January 10.
Members of the Staff gave short
explanations as to what each
title means. These four titles are
used to represent the phases of
life: spiritual, physical, mental
and social.
Exams Are Scheduled
The examination schedules for
both high school and college have
been posted. The high school has
it’s first exam on Monday, Jan
uary 19, and its last one on Thurs
day, January 22. The college
exams start on Wednesday, Jan
uary 21, and go through Tuesday,
January 27. Since hours of regis
tration for next semester will be
scheduled during the exam per
iod, regular classes will be held
Wednesday, January 28.
Miss Hojd: Appointed
New Dean Of Faculty
During the twenty years she
has been at Montreat, Miss Eliza
beth Hoyt has taught her favorite
subject, history, been a friend to
the girls who have come and gone
and most important of all, be-
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Historical Foundation Is Library
For Southern Presbyterian Church
A King James version of the
Bible dating back to 1611, the
first year of its publication . . .
the common points of theology
printed during the Reformation
... the Bible in Latin, 1478 . . .
carved silver communion tokens
from Scotland ... an ancient pul
pit .. .
These are the obvious things,
the things that would attract the
lay visitor, the things that one
first notices; but nobody can
spend a very long time in the
Historical Foundation without
realizing that there is much more
of importance.
The foundation, the purpose of
which is the preservation of
things historically significant in
the Presbyterian and Reformed
Churches, was officially started
in 1926, under the sanction of the
General Assembly. Actually, its
inception may be traced to 1904.
In a small, second-hand book
store in Houston, Texas, a young
minister, S. M. Tenney, was
thumbing through some books
that were about to be discarded.
Picking up a packet of dusty
papers, he investigated further,
and found them to be important
church records. It was in this
instant that he realized the need
of facilities for the permanent
preservation of just such Presby
terian lore.
He interested the General As
sembly . in this, and in 1926, the
Historical Foundation, located in
the Assembly Inn here at Mon
treal, was opened with Dr. Ten-
nc.y as curator.
It did not take long to inter
est Presbyterians in this work,
and soon valuable books, records,
pictures, and museum pieces
were arriving from all over the
There are between eleven and
twelve thousand pictures, dozens
of old communion services, and
more than one hundred fifty
copies of the Confession of Faith.
There is also a library of exten-
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Gloria Diaz, a senior in college,
will reign here as queen of the
May Day festivities on May 22.
Virginia Buckner, a senior in
high school, will serve as maid of
honor for the occasion. Gloria
and Virginia were elected by
votes from the college and high
school, respectively.
One of our students from Cuba,
Gloria has been at Montreat since
she was a freshman. As a sopho
more she was elected most at
tractive, and this year she is
secretary of the senior class. She
is small, dark, and petite and will
reign over the May Court with
the grace of a true queen.
Virginia, who is the daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. J. K. Buckner of
Asheville, has been at Montreat
for two years and this year is
president of the high school stu
dent body. She, like Gloria, is
dark-complexioned and dainty.
The remainder of the May
Court will be made up of a rep
resentative from each high school
and college class.
‘ M rnlight S’mata” Will
Be Shown Toniirht
The college and high school
Christian Youth Fellowships are
sponsoring a movie Saturday
night at 7:30 in Anderson Audi
torium. The movie, “Moonlight
Sonata,” features sketches from
the life of Paderewski, the fam
ous Polish pianist, who plays in
the picture some of his own and
some of Beethoven’s composi
tions. Mrs. Crosby Adams, a fam
ous musician herself, says that it
is a very outstanding movie.
The price of admission is twen-
tv-fivc cents.
Attendants To May
Queen Chosen By Classes
The May Court is made up of a
representative from each college
and high school who reigr
with the May Queen and lilaid of
Honor. All of these representat
ives except those from the two
senior classes were elected Tues
day and Wednesday of this week.
The following girls were cho.seii
for the College: Junior class, An
nie McClintock; Sophomore, Fran
ces Brown; and Freshman class,
Betty Mae Holyman. The High
School representatives are, for the
Junior class, Madge Brownlee;
Sophomore class, George Anna
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