North Carolina Newspapers

VOL. 15. NO. 7
MARCH, 1950
Black Mountain
Arts Club Holds
Open Meeting
The Black Mountain Arts Club,
an organization with more than a
hundred members, held an open
meeting in Gaither Hall on Thurs
day evening, April 6. Several
members of the Montreat faculty
belong to this club, and six of
them are members of the Creative
Writing Division of the club —
Mrs. White, Mrs. Macaulay, and
Misses Kennedy, Watkins, Mor
row, and Holmes.
The program for the evening
was under the joint auspices of
the Writing Division and the Mus
ic Division, of which Miss Ken
nedy and Mrs. A. W. McDougle
of Black Mountain are chairmen.
Miss Mary Young of Black Moun
tain was in the chair, in the ab
sence of the president, the Rev.
Mr. Deihl of Swannanoa. Except
for necessary announcements
made by the secretary. Miss Mor
row, business was dispensed with.
The program included a piano
number, “Sunken Cathedral,” by
Miss Doris Byrd of Asheville, two
groups of Scotch songs by Mr.
Weatherly of Swannanoa, an ad
dress on American Literature by
Dr. Elford C. Morgan, Dean of
Converse College, and the pres
entation of prizes for original
writing to seven students from
the high schools of the region,
Mrs. Katherine White, who had
served as chairman of the commit
tee of the Writing Division which
conducted the writing contest pre
sented prizes to the following
students: Tinka Crawford, first
prize, and Fred Hunt, second
prize, from Black Mountain; Linda
Watt, first prize, and Aileen Sawy
er second, from Warren Wilson;
Wilma Church from Swannanoa;
Martha Dabney, first and Terry
Kane, second, from Montreat
School for Girls.
Montreat Dramatic Club
Attends State Festival
The Montreat College Dramatic
Club under the direction of Miss
Dorothy Boardman attended the
State Festival of the Carolina
Dramatic Association March 31
and April 1 at the University of
North Carolina. This festival is
held annually with high schools,
junior colleges, and senior col
leges from all parts of North Car
olina participating.
The Montreat Dramatics Club
THE STRINGS, which it has giv
en both here and in Asheville.
Miss Boardman stated that the
club did not go to the Festival as
competitors of the experienced
and established college dramatics
clubs, but merely to gain exper
ience and to learn.
Montreat is to have Sports’ Day.
Tentative plans have been given
for this big event which will be
Monday, April 24. Here’s just an
example of what is to happen—
track events, tests of skills and
ability, individual sports, and
team games. Teams will be com
posed of the Freshmen and Junior
classes as one team, and the Soph
omores and Seniors as the other
team. All you Sophs and Frosh
get with your sister classes and
let’s have some real competition.
The big event of the day will
be a volleyball game—“M” Club
vs. Varsity. After the game, there
will be a picnic supper followed
by a square dance.
The members of Kappa Pi Beta
Society, of which Miss Kennedy
is sponsor, graciously served as
ushers and were hostesses in As
sembly Inn lobby after the pro
gram to the members of the Mon
treat Faculty, members of the
Arts Club, and their guests in
honor of the guests on the pro
Betty Gibbs
Cabinet Officers
Chosen For 50-51
With the exception of secretary
to the Cabinet, the offices in the
student governing body have been
filled. Ann Bristow of Inverness,
Ala., is the Vice-Pres. of the
Student body. Other officers are
Rebecca Glenn and Carolyn Wil
liams, House Presidents; Rebecca
Ray and Jean Nunalee, Ass’t
House Presidents; Pat Harley,
President of Senior Class; Lois
Leisinger, President of Junior
Class; and Helen Duke, President
of Sophomore Class.
AVatch For
Betty Gibbs, daughter of the
Rev. and Mrs. L. B. Gibbs, of
Clayton, Georgia, has been chosen
by popular vote of the student
body as 1950-51 President of the
Student Government Association.
A member of the rising senior
class, Betty has served on the
Cabinet before, having been As
sistant House president of Fellow
ship Dormitory during her soph-
more year. For two years she has
been a member of the Staff of
Student Publications. After her
graduation from college, she plans
to do D. R. E. work. She is major
ing in Bible and Religious Educa
tion and minoring in Music.
The President of the Student
Christian Association for the com
ing year is Agnes Godert, daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Godert
of Panama City, Florida. Agnes,
an honor roll student, has served
on the Council as Assistant Vice-
president for the past year. She,
too, plans to enter church work
upon graduation; hoping that she
can serve the Home Mission field.
As president of the Athletic
Association, Alice Wardlaw will
take another step forward as a
Board member. During her sopho
more year she served as Co-Hiker
and this year she has been Vice-
President. She is majoring in Bible
and minoring in Phys. Ed.
Jane Holt, who has served the
Staff most faithfully during the
past two years as Literary Editor
and Business Manager, has been
elected Editor-in-Chief of the
Publication Staff for 50-61. So
well-qualified is she for this of
fice that the students chose her by
a vast majority at the straw vot
ing. Jane, daughter of Mrs. Ira
D. Holt of Montreat, is majoring
in Biology and minoring in Phys.

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