VOL. 15, NO. 24
MONTREAT COLLEGE, MONTREAT, NORTH CAROLINA
SPECIAL EVENTS ABE PLANNED FOR THANRSGINING
Many Guests Expected
To Attend Celebration
Mrs. Adams Will
Mrs. Crosby Adams, pianist
and composer, will give her an
nual Montreal Concert in Gaither
Chapel tomorrow night. This con
cert, which is one of the biggest
events of the year, will bring
many friends of the Adams’ to
Montreat. Mrs. Adams will play a
number of her own compositions.
Most of usi are familiar with
Mrs. Crosby Adams’s life story.
Jt is a long and fascinating one.
And it is a story that Montreaters
never tire of hearing, for Mrs.
Adams is a part of Montreat.
Juliette Graves was born in
1858, and began piano lessons
when she was seven, at a time
when most of us were occupied
with hop-scotch and jumping rope.
But she had a devotion to music
which has never left her. She was
taught along very strict lines -
no memorization work, but her
retentive mind was to stand her
in good stead. At her first recital,
Juliette was to play a fourteen
page solo. When the music fell
from its place and was put back
unside down, the young girl con
tinued and finished the piece, all
from memory! On September 18,
1883, she married Crosby Adams,
and they moved to Buffalo.
The middle period of their life
was spent in Chicago, Illinois,
where the Crosby Adams’ School
of Music was founded. Here, too,
was instituted the first course for
teacher-training. It was during
her years in Chicago that Mrs.
Adams developed further her con
ception of music for children. She
believed there should be simple
sketches for the young and yet
melodic to retain interest. From
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KAPPA PI BETA ONE
OF MOST HONORARY
Of all the clubs and organiza
tions at Montreat, the literary
club. Kappa Pi Beta, sponsored
by Dr. Kennedy, Mrs. White, and
Miss Watkins, is one of the most
honorary and important.
The purposes of Kappa Pi Beta
are to cultivate appreciation of
literary work, to promote the
study of great writers and their
works, and to encourage creative
writing among the members.
The 1949-50 Kappa Pi Beta pro
gram is already well under way.
New members - Glenda Selman,
Ann Mereness, Blandy Dunbar,
Lois Leisinger, and Marjorie Rob
ertson - were admitted to the
clnb on October 14, at a tapping
ceremony and were initiated into
the club October 16. At this meet
ing they read the contribution
which won their membership, and
identTied the authors of well-
The members of the club, who
must answer roll call by giving a
literary quotation, are reading
PLATO’S REPUBLIC for their
first 1949 selection. Along with
their reading, they plan to make
writing an equally important
Kappa Pi Beta activity.
Dr. Bell Tells Of
Visit To Missions
On Sunday morning, November
6, at the regular morning worship
services, the congregation of the
Montreat Presbyterian Church sat
transfixed as they listened to Dr.
L. Nelson Bell tell of his recent
trip to Presbyterian foreign miss
ion stations in South America,
Africa, and Europe.
Dr. Bell, who for twenty-five
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WSSF Drive For
Funds In Progress
Our annual World Student Ser
vice Fund drive, sponsored by the
Student Government Cabinet, be
gan Saturday, November 5, and
will end Saturday, November 12.
Funds from this drive are used
to help provide textbooks, paper,
food, etc., to needy students in
The highlight of the drive was
a Chapel talk by Miss Sonia Grod-
ka, traveling secretary for the
W.S.S.F. Miss Grodka is a native
of Germany, but left there in
1937, lived for a year in France,
and traveled in Czechoslovakia,
Poland, and several other coun
tries before coming to the U. S.
She completed her high school ed
ucation here, then attended Con
necticut College, O'klahaoma Col
lege, and Bennington College,
where she received her B. A. De
gree in Social Science. Miss Grod
ka has participated in a number
of national and international stu
dent conferences, has traveled for
the W.S.S.F., and has been leader
in various student clubs.
Her talk here was inspiring and
made us realize more the terrible
conditions and need of students
in other lands.
To Swim At Y.W.C.A.
“It’s June in January,” - or
November anyway, as far as our
select group of Physical Educa
tion Minors are concerned. Winter
doesn’t seem to keep them from
the ’ole’ swimming hole, the Y. W.
C. A. in Asheville. Our lucky
year-‘round swimmers go into
Asheville on Tuesday nights for
an hour of swimming instruction.
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Dean Sue D. Holmes has an
nounced that big plans are being
made for the forthcoming Thanks
giving holiday. Now that long
week-end has passed everyone is
looking to Thanksgiving as the
next big event.
There will be no classes on
Thursday, November 24, but al
ready plans, though not complete,
have been made for making this
an enjoyable Thanksgiving that
will keep everyone busy.
The day will begin with 10:00
worship services. The col
lege choir will be directed by Mr.
Crosby Adams in singing “Praise
The Lord 0 Jerusalem,” written
and composed by Mrs. Adams,
who will accompany the choir.
At 11 o’clock, the first of the
two annual Thanksgiving soccer
games will be played by the High
School Varsity and “M” Club
teams. Following that, there will
be a picnic for the old “M” Club
members who are back for the
holiday. The two college teams
will meet for combat on the soc
cer field at 2:30.
Everyone is invited to the
formal banquet, sponsored by the
College Freshman Class, at As
sembly Inn at 6:30 p. m. Thursday
After the banquet, transporta
tion will be furnished for all those
wanting to attend the movie in
Black Mountain. Many guests are
expected for the Thanksgiving
festivities which is really Mon
treat’s homecoming celebration of
Heap high the farmer’s wintry
Heap high the golden corn!
No richer gift has Autumn poured
From out her lavish horn.