North Carolina Newspapers

    MARCH 17'
Vol. 13, No. 6.
March, 1948
Miller Elected New Editor-In-Chief
1948-49 Presidents
Are Elected Here
Carey Lee Pratt was elected
Student Body President of the
college for 1948-1949, by vote of
the student body on March 10.
Carey Lee, a native tarheel from
Leaksville, North Carolina, came
to Montreat as a college freshman.
In her sophomore year she served
as assistant president of the
Youth fellowship and president
of the Lydian Club. This year she
is the house-president of Fellow
Carey Lee says that baseball is
her hobby as well as her favorite
sport. When it comes to discussing
the male element in her life, she
is slightly on the bashful side.
A major in Bible and religious
education. Carey Lee aspires to
become a D R E after graduation
from Montreat next year.
Madge Brownlee, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Brownlee of
Starke, Florida, has been elected
president of the high school stud
ent body for the year ’48-’49.
Madge, during her two years
here at Montreat, has been active
in the Youth Fellowship work and
has served as president of her
junior class.
Her one statement is, “I hope
that I can live up to the faith the
girls have placed in me and that
I can successfully carry out my
responsibility.” We’re sure that
she can and will.
Big Dates Announced
College Choir and Student
Concert .. 8:00 p. m. Friday,
May 21
Presentation of Awards ....
12:00 noon. May 22
May Day
4:00 p. m.. May 22
Senior College Play ....
8:00 p. m.. May 22
Baccalaureate Sermon ....
11:00 a. m.. May 23
Graduation exercises ....
10:00 a. m.. May 24
High School Junior-Senior
April 17
College Junior-Senior .... May 3
Senior High School Play
May 15
It Won’t Be Long!
Easter weekend will find the
majority of Montreat students
at home or away visiting
The long weekend begins
Friday, March 26, at noon, and
ends Monday night, March 29,
at 7:30 p. m.
Cuts for the previous Thurs
day and Friday will count
single, while those taken on
the Wednesday previous and
Tuesday following the week
end will count double.
The weekend of March 20
will be a closed weekend,
which means that no students
spend this weekend off the
Dr. Mitchell . . . Montreal Sage
By Gordie Hilton
“Montreat College will grow,
because it has some of the finest
assets a school can possess. The
healthful climate, spiritual at
mosphere, capable and sympa
thetic instructors—these are only
a few of the things which will
cause it to become outsta.nding.”
This, from one of America’s
leading educators, is worthy of
Dr. S. C. Mitchell immediately
impresses one as a truly great
man. There is a quiet dignity a-
bout him, a love for mankind, and
a special regard for youth that
one cannot tail to perceive. There
is an understanding of life’s great
principles, made more valuable
because he has observed so much
of life.
He was born on a flight to Mis
sissippi during the Civil War. His
father, thinking Virginia unsafe,
sent his wife there to escape
danger. On the way, she gave
birth to a son whom she called
In his boyhood, the family re
turned to Richmond where he has
spent most of his life. From 1895
until 1945 when he retired, he was
connected with the University of
Richmond, part of the time as an
instructor, the rest as a member
of the Board of Trustees. Dr.
Mitchell served as President of
the University of South Carolina
from 1908 to 1913. That year he
became President of the Medical
College of Virginia, accepting the
position chiefly as a mediator
between several factions in the
school. From there he went, in
1914, to the University of Dele-
ware where he was President un
til 1920.
One year he spent as an ex
change professor at Rhode Is
land’s Brown University, and it
was in speaking of this that he
mentioned his “Sabbaic Year”.
He explained that he has always
attempted to use every seventh
year as a period of rest and
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At a meeting of the student
body last week, Elizabeth Miller,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. W.
Miller, of Raphine, Virginia, was
elected editor-in-chief of the
Staff of Student Publications,
’48-'49. Having had a high school
course in journalism and having
been literary editor of the Staff
last year, “Lib,” as she is known
to all of us, is well qualified to
fill this position.
At present Lib is vice president
of the college Christian Youth
Fellowship and president of the
Lydian Club. She is majoring in
Bible and minoring in business,
and plans to be a DRE or church
Louise Chandler will serve as
Associate Editor on the Staff of
Student Publications for th^
forthcoming year, ’48 and ’49.
She will also be on the High
School Cabinet, since that organ
ization has ruled that the Staff be
permitted to have a represent
This will make Louise’s third
year on the staff. She W'as soph
omore class representative during
her first year, and club editor
this year. Besides this experience,
she has also worked on her high
school newspaper at home in
Marietta, Georgia.
Louise has dreams of being a
lawyer and plans to go on to col
lege after she finishes high school
here next year.
Jane Celia Norman will be the
president of the High School
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