THE DIALETTE Vol. 13, No. 8 MONTREAT COLLEGE, MONTREAT, NORTH CAROLINA May, 1948 1948 Commencement Speakers Are Announced MONTREAT COLLEGE CLASS OF ’48 Out Lifers Guiding Star By JANE BACHMAN y> Then to thee, Alma Mater, we’ll ever be true. Though the coming years scatter us far; And the ideals you taught us will ever be bright Shining out as our life’s guiding star.” The time has come when the seniors must leave their Alma Mater; they will scatter from it, but never forget it. We’ve been talking to the seniors, trying to find out just where they are going and what they are going to do. It seems that the next generation in many places is destined to be in fluenced by Montreat ideals. Born and bred in La Grange, Georgia, Helen Loyd guesses she will teach English there next year. When Helen was asked what she liked most about Montreat she said, “The Mountains and the beauties that make you feel close to God ” Clinton, South Carolina, will be losing one of its best citizens if Jean Morton decides to teach in North Carolina. Jean hopes to teach the third grade in Gibson, North Carolina. She says she de cided to return to Montreat after she graduated in 1946 because it was a small, friendly college where everyone is recognized as an individual. The United States must have made a pretty good impression on Gloria Diaz because, instead of re turning to her home in Las Palacios, Cuba, she hopes to re main in the states and work next year. Gloria smiled and with a sparkle in her eyes said, “ I like everything about Montreat.” Maryland or Virginia? It doesn’t make any difference to Inez Johnson which state she teaches in as long as she teaches the third grade. Her home is in Baltimore, Maryland. Inez says the thing that has impressed her most about Montreat College since she was a freshman is the wonderful spiritual atmosphere that exists on the campus. The spirit of adventure lures Juanita Connell as she seriously —Continued on Page 3 Miss Burney Directs May Day Program May Day festivitties are to be held on the afternoon of May 22, at 4 o’clock in Central Park. The lirocessional will be “Pomp and Circumstance” and as the court enters onto the grassy slope down into the park, it will be heralded by voices blended in our May Day Song. Representatives to the court have previously been named. To these young ladies’ names, how ever, can be added the name of a young gentleman, Billie Burkes, who will act as crownbearer. The program for the celebration is under the direction of Miss Sue Burney. Betty Smith will furnish the music. CHATTER BOX It isn’t long now. The number of minutes and hours until that final day have been figured so often that they will probably be seconds shorter from all the wear and tear. But in spite of the ex citement people still seem to have time for such a prosaic thing as —Continued on Page 7 Wade H. Boggs and Charles B. S. Kraemer To Deliver Addresses Speakers for the Montreat commencement services were re cently announced by Dr. Mc Gregor. Reverend Wade H. Boggs, who is executive secretary of the Committee of Christian Education and Ministerial Relief, Louisville, Kentucky, will preach the Bacca laureate sermon at the eleven o’clock service on Sunday morn ing, May 23. The Reverend Charles E. S. Kraemer, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Charlotte, will deliver the com mencement address at the exer cises, Monday, May 24. Chapel exercises on Saturday consist of the presentation of scholarship, athletic, and other awards to the deserving students in these fields. Another special service during the last weekend will be the final vesper program of the Christian Youth Fellowship on Sunday eve ning, which will be led by a guest speaker. Marshals Chosen The College and High School Faculties are proud to announce the marshals for this year's com mencement exercises. Representing the High School junior class are Nancy Armistead and Louise Chandler; sophomore class, Francine Larrinoa; fresh man class, Harriet Massey. Serving for the College will be Virginia Wood and Vicky Sam- burg, junior class; Marjorie Robertson, sophomore class; and Joy Stevens, freshman class. These eight girls were chosen according to scholarship, sports manship, attitude, and marching ability. They will lead the faculty and classes in marching at the commencement exercises. And here is an explanation, in one word, of why Frances Brown looks so happy and sings so pretty—Ralph!