North Carolina Newspapers

    GREETINGS, ALUMNAE
THE DIALETTE
Vol. 13, No. 7
MONTREAT COLLEGE, MONTREAT, NORTH CAROLINA
April 1948
Montreat Observes First Religious Emphasis Week
The Crosby Adamses
. . . Artists
Juliette Graves was born with
the music of Niagara Falls in her
ears. This music never left her
and has grown through the years
until today she is recognized as
a celebrated pioneer in music—
particularly children’s music.
From her childhood Juliette was
faced with “traditions” against
which she rebelled. At her first
recital she wasn’t allowed to mem
orize her piece, because “it just
wasn’t done”! When she began to
teach at Ingram University she
was once again confronted with
customs that just couldn’t be
changed.
Crosby Adams was also born
within sound of the Falls; and,
like Juliette, it instilled in him a
great love of music.
In September, 1883, Crosby and
Juliette were married. When they
had been married for three
months, Mr. Adams was burned
seriously by an explosion while he
was working as a steam-heating
engineer. While he was recuperat
ing, Mrs. Adams taught him
music, and before long he was
teaching theory and harmony.
—Continued on page 6
Athletic Association
Chooses Mascot
After several weeks of feverish
anticipation, “Monte the Monkey”
was revealed as the Montreat mas
cot at the Board program “Our
Land”, Saturday, April 4.
The idea came into being when
a poster was put up asking for
suggestions from the student
body, and everything from ele
phants to canaries was con
tributed. After much discussion
on the part of the Board members,
“Monte” was decided upon with
the motto, “See no evil, speak no
evil, hear no evil”.
“Monte” made his debut amid
laughter and applause and we
wish him luck for the future.
NOTICE ! ! I
Miss Hoyt asks that anyone who
knows the addresses of any alum
nae will please send them in to
her office so that the alumnae
files may be brought up to date.
MSS COLLETTE
REMINISCES
By Cordie Hylton
Five High School Seniors
Win National Honors
Five girls from Montreat High
School have been selected to ap
pear in the 1947-48 edition of
“Who’s Who Among Students in
American High Schools.” They are
Norma Jean Hill, Helen Brewer,
Mary Virginia Brooks, Jane La
Rose, and Tish Clark.
The qualification for this honor
is demonstration of superior or
above average in one or more of
the following fields of endeavor:
Scholarship, Athletics, Publica
tions (school newspapers, annuals,
etc.) Speech or the Dramatic Arts
(debates, school plays, etc). Music
or creative writing. Leadership
and service in school, church, or
community activities, membership
and offices held in school, school
clubs, church and community
organizations. Useful and success
ful hobbies.
“Come in.”
As I pushed the door open, the
room seemed a beehive of activity,
with Miss Ellis hurriedly dressing
and two or three other people
stumbling over one another in
their efforts to help her. I began
to wonder if I’d strolled into the
wrong room, or just where Miss
Collette could be in all that jumble
of bodies. As Miss Ellis swept out
of the door, there was a sneeze
from the general direction of the
bed and there lay Miss Collette.
“Montreat just can’t seem to get
rid of me,*’ she explained. “As
soon as I get all packed to leave,
I get a case of sniffles and Miss
Grier pops me pack into bed.”
She began to talk of her years
as a Montreat student and as Miss
Hoyt came in, she laughed and
said, “Now there’s the woman who
used to be the bone of my exis
tence. Miss Hoyt was always
catching me in embarrassing
situations.”
She recalled the time when long
hair became very fashionable.
Having short locks herself, she
had ordered a switch which, al
though it did not match her own
hair added greatly to her feminine
charm—or so she thought. In her
efforts to arrange her hair one
morning, she was late for chapel
and had to slip into a back seat.
“It developed that the faculty
members were in the habit of com
ing in late and I could hear Miss
Hoyt behind me giggling ‘Look at
Ruth’s hair’. My switch had come
unpinned and was drooping on my
back. I don’t doubt that it looked
very funny, but I was most dis
pleased with Miss Hoyt at the
time.”
She particularly remembered
one girl who fascinated all her
fellow students by her habit of
talking backwards, and even of
singing backwards. “I’ll never for-
—Continued on page 5
Ben L. Rose, Prominent
Youth Leader
Will Speak
The week of April 12-18 will be
Religious Emphasis Week for
Montreat College and High School.
This will be the first such week
in Montreat’s history and it is
expected to set a precedent for
years to come.
Rev. Ben L. Rose pastor of the
Central Presbyterian Church,
Bristol, Tenn., has been invited
as the main speaker for the week.
He will lead chapel services each
morning and worship services
each evening throughout this
week.
Rev. Rose, a chaplain in the past
war, is a well-known leader of
young people in the Presbyterian
Church.
C. Y. F. Council Holds
Annual Banquet
The College Christian Youth
Fellowship will hold its annual
banquet for the retiring council,
the newly-elected council, and
other guests, on Monday evening,
April 12, in the home economics
laboratory.
The Crusaders’ Theme will be
carried out in the decorations and
the program. The shield, the em
blem of the Crusaders to the Holy
I^and in Ages past, will be tbe
main decoration.
Gladys Goodman, President of
the Council ’47-’48, will give the
opening welcome and Virginia
Wood, President ’48-’49, will re
spond. There are to be two main
speakers for the evening. Miss
Lord will present the challenge
to the retiring crusaders, and Rev.
JBen L. Rose of Bristol, Tenn.,
will present a challenge for the
new crusaders.
Miss Anderson is sponsor of the
Christian Youth Fellowship.
    

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