North Carolina Newspapers

    VOL. 15, NO. 6
Mary Jo Jackson
Is Montreat's First
One of Montreat’s greatest
needs is more members in her
fami^. Well aware of this fact,
the College authorities have de
cided to do something about show
ing young people in the surround
ing area what they are missing
by not be'ng Montreat girls.
Dr. McGregor announced Feb
ruary 15, in chapel, that great
efforts are being put forth to in
duce students to see the advanta
ges and privileges Montreat of
fers, and to enroll as students
next year.
The greatest step being taken
in showing prospective students
the real Montreat which will sure
ly encourage their enrollment, is
send ng out a true Montreat re
presentative. The problem of who
will go has been satisfactorily
settled. It was decided that no
one could better fill that responsi
ble and difficult position than Miss
Mary Jo Jackson.
Mary Jo was born in Motoka,
West Virginia, but has lived most
of her life in Bluefield, where she
finished high school. She then
came to Montreat and having
majored in social studies, was
graduated in 1948. She attended
the University of North Carol na
the following summer, and she
was graduated in 1949 from Vir
ginia Polytechnic Institute, at
Blacksburg, with a major in bi
ology. She has been teaching alge
bra, physiology, and biology at
Montreat High School since Sept
ember of 1949.
Right now, Mary Jo is on her
first trip which is to include parts
of North Carolina, Georgia, and
South Carolina. A part of her
equipment for the job is a new
Chevrolet station wagon which
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Our Own Mrs. Adams
Receives New Honors
Mrs Clark Johnson of our mus
ic faculty and Mrs. Crosby Adams
■attended the joint meetings of
The Music Teachers National As
sociation (founded 1876) and The
Nat onal Association of Schools of
Music, which were held in Cleve
land, Ohio, Feb. 26 through
March 2
Mrs. Adams is a charter mem
ber of the National Association,
and is a life member of the Ex
ecutive Committee. Mrs. Johnson
reports that at the annual ban
quet Mrs. Adams received an
ovation, the guests rising to their
feet and applauding her. She has
the double honor of being the old
est living member in point of
years and in point of unbroken
Mrs. Adams is a member of the
Hymn Society of America and the
Phi Mu Alpha Society, and she
spoke before both of these organ
izations. Mrs. Johnson holds mem
bership in the National Associa
tion and also in the National Guild
of Piano Teachers. Both Mrs.
Adams and Mrs. Johnson express
ed their delight at the wealth and
range of the programs provided.
Outstanding were the Banquet,
the Concert presented by the
Cleveland orchestra, two operas
presented by the Music and Dra
ma departments of Western Re
serve University, and an Organ
and Choral Concert in Trinity
Episcopal Cathedral.
Mrs. Johnson says she has no
doubt that the stimulus she ex
perienced from attending this con
vention will more than compensate
her students for any inconven
ience occasioned by her disar
ranged schedule
Former Head Counselor Becomes
New Director Of Camp Montreal
Miss Sarah Anderson
McKay, Armistead And
Conger Enter College
For Second Semester
Montreat College is happy to
welcome three newcomers to the
student body—Ruth McKay, Pat
Conger, and Nancy Armistead.
Ruth is the daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. J. R. McCay of Ocala, Flor
ida. She transferred here from
Tallahassee University. A Home
Economcis major, Ruth’s interests
are equally distributed between
foods and clothing. After com
pleting four years’ work at Mon
treat, she plans to do graduate
work in preparation for teaching
Home Economics.
Another newcomer, Pat Conger,
is a transfer from the Atlanta Di
vision of the University of Georg
ia. She attended this school at
night while working as a church
secretary in the Pryor Street
Presbyterian Church of Atlanta.
Pat plans to complete two years
here and then to attend Assemb-
Miss Sarah Anderson is not new
to Camp Montreat, for she has
already been here as Head Coun
cilor for two years. She was well
qualified for that job by being
a camper and councilor in other
camps—and now she is ready for
this job because of her past ex
perience and for her real love
for Montreat.
Miss Anderson is a native of
Mississippi and stayed with her
state when time for College came.
She graduated from Belhaven Col
lege with the honor of being list
ed in “Who’s Who in American
Colleges and Universities.’’
She worked as a Director of
Religious Education in churches in
Meridian, Mississippi, and Colum
bus, Georgia. In 1948 she traveled
in Europe for five months and
then came back to travel for her
Alma Mater for a year as F’ield
In November of 1949 she be
came Director of Camp Montreat
and right now is out traveling for
the camp. She has worked a great
deal with young people, so she is
just the person for the leadership
of the camp.
To Miss Anderson, the college
extends good wishes for a suc
cessful first summer as Director.
ly’s Training School in prepara
tion for becoming a Director of
Religious Education.
Nancy Armistead, the daughter
of the Rev. and Mrs. Armistead
of Montreat, has transferred here
from Bob Jones University, and
is a day student. She attended
high school here for three years.
Nancy plans to continue her work
in music.
These new students were struck
by the friendliness and the fellow
ship that exists among the stu
dents. As they expressed it, “It’s
the friendliest place in the world.”

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