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Vol. 14, No. 5.
MONTREAT COLLEGE, MONTREAT, NORTH CAROLINA
February, 1949
MONTREAT SCHOOL ELECTS LEADERS FOR '49-'50
“Three Taps On Wall”
Thrills Audience
The Dramatics Club presented
their second play, THREE TAPS
ON THE WALL, Saturday night,
February 5, at 8:00 in Anderson
Auditorium. Tbe play, under the
direction of Miss Dorothy Board-
man, was a combination of mys
tery, adventure, romance, and
murder.
The setttng was laid in a home
high on a mountain top where
guests had assembled for a house
party, only to find themselves
completely isolated because of a
menacing snow storm.
The cast included the following:
Benecia Baine, an erratic hostess,
Catherine Eblen; Norma Drake,
her devoted friend, Lilly Mitchell;
Dora Hale, Benecia’s first cousin,
Alice Wardlaw; Madeline More,
financially distressed friend of
Benecia, Pat Cox; Allene More,
Madeline’s sister, Flossie Young;
Ann Carey, a new acquaintance of
Benecia, Ann Bristow; Ruth Fost
er, resentful friend of Benecia,
Martha Atkinson; Carla Prescott,
sophisticated house guest, Herenia
Morales; He.ster Annesley, an
older woman guest, Margie Wash
burn; and Marie, Benecia’s maid.
Ruby Morton.
The Cafeteria Gets
A Face Lifting
The fact that many repairs and
much remodelings are going on
at the Old Cafeteria does not
mean that it’s to be used again
as a cafeteria. Instead, this sound
of busy workmen means that no
longer will the girls who work
here during the summer trudge
up the steep hill to Lookout
Lodge; no longer will it take so
long to get to and from their
lobs, because these girls will have
a new and more convenient home
this summer.
This new summer home, which
is to be partitioned into dormitory
style rooms, will house approxi-
“Of Varied Talents”
For one week there was not
any justice in the statement
that the Junior class is lazy. For
the other fifty-one weeks of 1949,
the contention may be debated;
but for the week of February 14-
19, they were busy as little bees.
Have you seen sparkling-bright
windows gleaming in the sun
shine? Well, some energetic Jun
ior did that, and was liberally re
paid with cash and sore muscles.
Have you noticed the well-
ironed blouses worn by Freshmen,
Sophomores, Seniors and Faculty
members? For each of those ar
ticles washed and ironed, the Jun
ior class reaped thirty cents,
burned fingers, and raw knuckles.
Have you entered rooms that
positively radiated cleanliness?
That, too, was the work of a Jun
ior. Darned socks, polished shoes,
mended skirts, ironed pajamas,
curly hair, clean cars — all these
poured money into the Junior
cla.ss treasury for the Junior-
Senior banquet.
But! there is another side to
the picture. Have you seen girls
with stringy hair, dirty shoes,
and worn socks? Those were Jun
iors. Have you heard complaints
of un - washed and un-ironed
clothes ? That was a Junior. Have
you entered dusty rooms with
signs of hurried straightening?
A Junior lives there. Not even the
Junior class can do two things
at once. But wait till next year!
Then they, too, will be spick and
span.
mately forty girls. New double
deck beds and other furniture to
add to the comfort and conven
ience of the rooms are being
purchased.
On the first floor there will
be a large living room; and on
the second floor, a recreation
room for the girls who live there.
Dr. Kennedy is to be the House
mother for this group of girls.
Dr. John McSween
Conducts Services
When Dr. John McSween, of
Greenville, South Carolina, first
stepped into the pulpit Sunday
night, February 6, his very bear
ing inspired a feeling of confi
dence in his listeners; and as he
began tbe first of his series of
Religious Emphasis Week services,
every girl realized that he had an
understanding of young people
which made his sermons especial
ly appealing. One of his first re
marks was “This week, I want to
tell you some secrets to which
I hope you’ll react in truly femi
nine fashion by spreading the
news.’’ In the order of their pres
entation, these secrets were: The
Secret of Happiness, The Secret
of Success, The Secret of Confi
dence, The Secret of Service, and
The Secret of Salvation.
All of Dr. McSween’s sermons
were enlivened by little anecdotes
and personal experiences that made
the messages seem particularly
true to life.
In speaking of the problems
young people face, he empha
sized three important questions
which youth must answer. First,
“What shall I do with Christ?”
Secondly, “What shall I do with
my life ?” and third, “With whom
shall I spend my life?”
Immediately after the services
each night. Dr. McSween held
open forums in the dormitories.
There was always a lively dis
cussion of religious and moral is
sues which proved helpful to every
girl present.
Besides the sermons and forums,
he held personal conferences with
those girls who wanted to talk
about their personal relationship
with Christ; and, at the conclus
ion of the services on Thursday
night, everyone who wished was
given an opportunity to unite
with the Church, or to pledge to
consecrate herself to God.
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Marie Jackson, a junior this
year at Montreat School for Girls,
was recently elected to serve as
President of the School student
body for 1949-50. She is the
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. E.
Jackson of Wharton, West Vir
ginia.
President of the Youth Fellow
ship for next year will be Hope
Weideman of Lakeland, Florida;
and the newly-elected School As
sociate Editor of the Student
Publications Staff is Terry Kane
of Mobile, Ala.
Willie Kerlee of Black Moun
tain is to become President of the
Athletic Association; and Anne
Latham of Rose Hill, N. C. was
elected Vice-President of the
Athletic Board.
’‘Backward, Turn
Backward, 0, Time . .
On February 21, Montreat
turned time back to the eighteenth
century. Anderson Auditorium
was the scene of colonial ladies
and gents complete with hoop
skirts and three-cornered hats. Of
course, you know by now, that
I am referring to that delightful
George Washington party which
put everybody to work on cos
tumes and then richly rewarded
them for their efforts. We were
entertained by eighteenth cen
tury music and dancing and also
by very interesting historical
slides. Then, as a grand finale,
there were those delicious re
freshments!
All of this wonderful entertain
ment was given to us by the Col
lege and School Cabinets.
Mrs. Miller, Miss Woodhoiise,
and Miss Arthur have moved
their studios to the Crosby
Adams’ Fine Arts Building and
are now meeting alt their
classes there. The equipment of
the Business Department has
been moved from Lakeside
to Gaither, and this, especially
from the viewpoint of the typ
ing students, is a great im
provement.
    

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