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    GREETINGS,
ALUMNAE
THE DIALETTE
MONTREAT DAY
MAY 22
VOL. 14, NO. 7.
MONTREAT COLLEGE, MONTREAT, NORTH CAROLINA
APRIL, 1949
NONTREAT COLLEGE TO CELEBRATE MAT DAY
H. S. Juniors Treat
Seniors To Banquet
The Annual banquet which is
the big event of the year for the
Junior and Senior Classes of the
High School took place in As
sembly Inn Saturday night, April
16. Guests from a number of dif
ferent schools attended the ban
quet and the entertainment which
followed.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Guy were
special guests at the banquet. Mr.
Guy, accompanied by Mrs. Guy at
the piano, presented a musical
program, which included a very
fine arrangement of ‘‘Old Man
River.” Miss Carol Weaver and
Mr. Bill Weaver entertained with
a beautiful exhibition waltz. Miss
Jane Norman played as a piano
solo—the ever popular “April
Showers.”
A welcome was extended by
Miss Hope Wiedeman, president
of the Junior class, and the re
sponse was given by Miss Jean
Courreges,, president of the Senior
class. Dr. McGregor added a few
words of welcome to the guests.
The evening’s menu consisted of
tomato cocktail, baked chicken
and dressing, mashed potatoes and
gravy, fresh green peas, hot rolls
and butter, fruit salad, relishes,
coffee, and ice cream sundaes as
dessert.
The theme used for the ban
quet was “ ‘Twas Just a Garden
in the Rain,” and the dining hall
was decorated as an old-fashioned
garden, with a white picket fence
and archway at the entrance. The
backdrop behind the speakei^s tab
le was white lattice work bearing
“Junior-Senior” outlined in pink
and white crepe paper roses. The
table arrangements consisted of
green crepe paper lawns running
the length of the tables with
small picket fences and rambler
roses. Small lacy umbrellas were
attached to the placecards whose
rose sprays blended into the
script of the names. Pale green
—Continued on Page 8
H. S. Seniors Gain
Nat*l Recognition
Seven Montreat High School
seniors — Jean Stephens, Jean
Courreges, Bradie Cox, Barbara
Gladstone, Jane Norman, Mary
Louise Gue and Lida Martin—re
cently received notification that
they had been chosen to appear in
the ’49 edition of WHO’S WHO
AMONG STUDENTS IN AMER
ICAN HIGH SCHOOLS. Students
are chosen on the basis of scholar
ship, participation in school activ
ities, athletics, and creative abil
ity.
Each year a similar book listing
the names of outstanding seniors
from all over the United States is
compiled and published. To be in
cluded in this list is one of the
highest honors a senior can re
ceive.
Miss Bowman Directs
Training Course
April 22 through April 24 was
devoted to intensive study of con
ducting and teaching in Daily
Bible Schools, a course which is
planned each year by the Ap
palachia Synod for Montreat Col
lege students and surrounding res
idents who wish this training.
Miss Atha Bowman, director in
the Nursery Department of the
■Selywn Presbyterian Church in
Charlotte, is conducting the In
stitute, assisted by Miss Nebo, Di
rector of Religious Education in
the First Presbyterian Church in
Asheville.
The meeting began Friday even
ing with a general discussion of
Daily Vacation Bible Schools. Then
the girls taking the course divided
into two groups—those interested
in Beginners and Primaries, and
those interested in Juniors and
Pioneers. In these groups they
studied the suggested texts to bo
used in Daily Vacation Bible
Schools this summer, and through
out the remainder of the Institute
—Continued on Page 7
Elizabeth Shields —
Friend Of Children
The little stone house is set far
off the beaten track. Rhododen
dron lines the path which leads
up to it, and one can see a myriad
of wild flowers springing from
the embankment which comes
right down to the back door. The
place seems almost enchanted,
like a fairy land; and when a tall,
friendly lady answers our knock,
we’re sure it’s even more wonder
ful than magic. This is the home
of Miss Elizabeth M. Shields,
the woman who has made God
seem so close and dear to little
children.
Since 1914, she has been writ
ing the graded lessons for begin
ners, primaries, and juniors in our
church—lessons that are written
on their level of understanding.
Miss Shields has also edited child
ren’s story papers, and written
a number of poems, prayers, and
songs for children.
In talking about these, she
smiled. “I don’t really know how
I started doing the songs and
poems. Certainly, when I first
began my work, I had no idea of
writing poetry; although music
had always been one of my hob
bies. Perhaps it was necessity, for
I found myself wanting songs and
poems to go with certain stories
or lessons. Sometimes I could not
find any on the level I needed,
about that particular subject; and
at other times, it was just easier
to write them myself than to be
bothered with copyright regula
tions. One of my best-known
songs, ‘Friends, Friends, Friends,’
was written because I could not
find anything already published
to fit in with a story of the friend
ship between David and Jonathan.”
From writing lessons for use
in teaching children, she began
Writing textbooks for Bible Train
ing classes—books which were de-
—Continued on Page 3
Afternoon Festivities
To Be Followed
By Smorgasbord Supper
Miss Margaret Smith’s physi
cal education classes, dressed in
the native costumes of many lands,
will perform for “Her Royal High
ness,” Anne McClintock, in the
May Day observance on May 2,
at four o’clock.
The festivities, which take place
on the lawn of Anderson Auditor
ium, will start with the entire
student body singing our tradi
tional May Day processional, “She
Comes, She Comes, Our Radiant
Queen.”
This year the pageantry will
consist of some of the character
istic folk games and dances from
several foreign countries — “La
Jota” from Spain, “Highland
Fling” from Scotland, “English
Country Gardens” and “Flan-
boxough Sword Dance” from Eng
land, “Dal Danse” from Sweden,
an Irish lilt, and a Russian dance.
The May pole will be wound by
a number of these colorfully
costumed folk, and the celebration
will end with a short recessional.
As an appropriate climax to the
day’s program, a smorgasbord
buffet supper is to be served at
Assembly Inn,
Sunrise Service Held
At Chapman Home
The Easter Sunrise service was
held at seven o’clock Sunday
morning, April 17, on the Chap
man Home porch. A solo by Jane
Norman, “Christ, The Lord is
Risen Today,” opened the program
and expessed joyously the thoughts
in the heart of each person pres
ent.
A Scripture passage, taken from
the twenty-fourth chapter of Luke,
was read by Cordie Hylton. Vel
ma Newsome gave a meditation
on “Easter,'’ and Ann Bristow
read a poem. A story was told
by Meldonia Coley and a prayer
concluded the program.
    

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