The DIALETTE is the official newspaper of Montreat College,
and is published monthly by the Staff of Student Publications. Its
purpose is to give the student body a fair and unprejudiced view of
Editor-in-chief Elizaibeth Miller
Associate Editors Louise Chandler
Business Manager Winnie Ferguson
Advertising Managers Marjorie Robertson
Literary Editor Jane Holt
News Editor Jane Cook
Club Editor Charlotte Roth
Feature Editor Gordie Hylton I
Humor Editor Margery Washburn
Sports Editors Mary Ruth Denman
, ^ Ophelia Williams
Art Editor Jane Bachman
Exchange Manager Betty Gibbs
Typists Rose Marie Moore
Miss Margaret Wade Mrs. Keith Townsend Miss Carrie McElroy
Greetings To The Alumnae.. •
FROM THE PRESIDENT: j friendly chat
I wish first of all that we might have an informa an
about Montreat. Since I am denied that privilege I t m across
it would be to have the more than two thousand of you might
the world gathered in the Auditorium in Montrea , forward
discuss Montreat now and its wonderful future. I eager y . „ ^th
to having increasing numbers of you return
to Montreat and enter
us in our planning for the College and the School. I pleasant
have the Dialette which certainly will bring to you from this
memories of your months and years at Mon treat. I am ® continue
copy of the Dialette you will agree that the present e i
to do an excellent job. PoUege. There is
You would be pleased with the progress of e requirements
marked evidence that we are moving toward meeting
of the State Educational Board for full accreditation as E-
college. We are grateful to Dr. J. Henry Highsmith an cooperation
Hillman for their sympathetic understanding and con . j^^gj^^gtic in
with us. As you know, our faculty has been eager an e
their efforts to all that is required. urpose thus;
On January 21 the Board of Trustees expressed i s of
“T'l.n ii-o tn nroceed with the a ^ gncourage"
oaiiuctljr id L nm?
“The Board declares its purpose to proceed with
Of all the combinations one could hope to find
The all-embracing number comes in the mind.
And yet kaleidscopes are made so many ways
But Montreat girls will see alike, at least, about some days.
In Georgia one may be a nurse, a teacher, or a wife.
Another girl does mission work to which she gave her life.
Or one girl dreams in Tennessee and one makes good the plan.
Kentucky claims the Montreat girls as well as Caroline.
But miles can’t stop a memory, so let it wildly roam.
And it will come at last to rest in its old Montreal home.
At first, there were home-sick tears, but big sisters lent a hand
Y. P. C. gave a party, and
The Staff picnicked us on Paradise Isle—then the classes began!
But we liked the classes, and loved the teachers, too, although
Assignments were made that were M-I-L-E-S too long, or so
We claimed when lessons were called for next day.
The kaleidoscope turns in a different way
We all remember Lookout hikes, sunrises, sunsets, rainy days
Thanksgiving soccer games, the banquet that followed, and wavs
The mountains changed with every hour-and melted in the dark
We can’t forget the first snow-fall, the snow-fights in the park
The beauty of the winter creek, the forests filled with white
The sharp March winds, the way April came one night
The picnics on the mid-stream rocks, tree-greenness waving high
Cold mountain water leaping up, then rushing quickly by.
The kaleidoscope is whirling now . . .
the Lake, bridges across the creek, the walk around the
Lake, the waterfall, the madness of autumn colors on the
mountains—or the freshness in the spring. Camp Montreat
the apple orchard, the old Alba, the Montreat gate, Gaither
Hall—especially the chapel. Dr. Anderson’s “train talks’’
the Christmas pageant, sunrise service at Chapman home’,
installations. Senior play, music concert. May Day’
Baccalaureate, the president’s annual address. Commence
ment—the marching and singing, the diplomas, the tears
the Alma Mater, and good-byes ... ’
But kaleidoscopes keep spinning . . .
—Dot Jean Sandefer
ments at the helpful attitude of the to believe
Colleges in the State of North Carolina, which leads i
Montreat as a four year accredited College and voices -- . j.gjiting
Committee for ^
which leads it o vgj.g of
this can be accomplished. Gratitude was expressed
the faculty in working this out.” . College degrees
Fifteen very choice young women will receive forward to
at this Commencement. Two-thirds of these are Christie'”
teaching Bible in our public schools or going into u
service for the Church. It is a remarkable record I i e le ,j,
which we are to he profoundly grateful. I am treat Bcnuu*
enough to you Alumnae that Montreat College an ^muld be
continues to give the finest of Christian training, ou a girl®
very proud of and grateful for the exceptionally fine g'r
who are graduating from the Montreat Preparatory
mtrear rrep»i _ The
The enrollment for next year is already most encouaging year.
outlook is that our student body will be larger than ggfistructio^
regret that it will be limited until the hotel now un er^ jg^.g].est
is finished, but we continue to need the help of Alunina us
the type of girl that Montreat wants. You can do muc ^
than all the paid advertisements we would be able to us
FROM THE DEAN OF WOMEN .. • every moi'ninS
If you were in Montreat now you would wake up is
feeling that something nice was about to hanpen, for ® blossoni®
before flowering into spring. The tins of the pink og ^yggui. The
are showing and the apple orchard is just about to be a p^y.
grass in Central Park is as green as green—just waiting ^ around
Every once in awhile you would see a squirrel nimb y ® iris
in the trees in front of Gaither Hall. And the lemon jpahe
behind Gaither are coming up. Do lemon lilies and purp ^j,gy
you think of Commencement time at Montreat? I um hack
always make me think of it. I wish all of you could co
commencement (even if about half of you would have ■
Anderson Auditorium). If you can, come; and if you can ’ y^ur
that Montreat is interested in you and that Montrea
interest and your prayers and your help. . _ ^o keep
We have some fine girls here now. They are doing ^ ^g pio'd-
the ideals and traditions which all of you have e P many
V/e have had some grand daughters and we are loo ghout y®'^
more. Remember that we here at Montreat want to kno ^
and your work, your husband and your children, and w e i P
to know about us, too.