The DIALETTE is the official newspaper of Montreat College, and
is published monthly by the Staff of Student Publications. Its purpose
is to give the student a fair and unprejudiced view of campus life.
Editor-in-chief Frances Brown
Associate Editor Betty Gibbs
Business Manager TTT'G'T t f? j
Advertising Managers Pat Harley - Jerry Ford
Literary Editor Vr—
News Editors Jolene Parks, Patricia Williaras
Feature Editors Anne Mereness, Margaret Boseman
Humor Editor .r:. Charlotte Burgess
Sports Editor Barbara Smith
Art & Publicity Manager Margaret Gonano
Assistant Adv. Mgr. Jo Ann Gordon
-Pypjgtg Kathryn Patterson, Eleanor Enloe, Katie Groseclose
SPONSOR — Dr. Fronde Kennedy
As a newcomer to Montreat I am happy to have the privilege of
writing an editorial for the DIALETTE.
I have been informed that this edition of the DIALETTE will ap
pear about the time the officers of the various student organizations
will be turning over their duties to their successors. 1, therefore, take
this opportunity of commending the outgoing officers for their dili
gent and wise leadership during the past year. Even as a newcomer
to the campus I can sense the healthy spiritual and cultural atmos
phere of the College. There is here a spirit of unity, friendliness,
helpfulness, and a driving purpose that has greatly impressed me.
Therefore to the outgoing officers we give a hearty, well done. To
those coming in to office, and assuming responsibility for the spirit
of the student body for next year, we pledge our loyal support. To
gether with them we will strive to make Montreat College the best
college in the land.
There are many factors that enter in to make a college great.
There must be, first of all, wise directing and managing; then there
must be good teaching; then high scholarship and morals on the
part of the students; and then a program of life centered in God.
This last factor, a program of life centered in God, is certainly
the factor that will determine the kind of college spirit the college
will have. One college may have a great spirit built around a pro
gram of athletics; another around a program of social activities; and
another may even build a great spirit on its standard of sdiolarship;
but a Christian college must have a college spirit built around a pro
gram centered in God. It therefore becomes the responsibility of the
incoming officers to see that every organization of the student body
is geared to the will of God. Whether it is Student Government, Stu
dent Association, or Student Clubs, the question is. Is this organiza
tion helping the students of this college to find and prepare them
selves to do the will of God? A program so centered will continue
to make for unity and helpfulness one towards another, and will give
such a glory to class-room work as to make it a daily Inspiration.
All around us here at this season of the year, on the campus, in
the gardens, in the woods, on the banks of the stream, we see a mighty
miracle taking place. We see the shrubs and trees which have seemed
so dead and lifeless during the winter beginning to pulsate with new
life. We see the somber colors of winter being rep’aced with the vivid
colors of spring. We see death being swallowed up in life. All of this
is taking place because nature geared to the will of God responds to
His divine touch and call. How much greater miracle would He work
with us, who are made in His image, if every part of our daily pro
gram was centered in Him.
To see that our program is so centered is your work and mine.
John R. Williams.
The Spring schedule seems to
be arousing two very definite opin
ions among the students of Mon
treat College—“How will we live
through it?” and “Won’t it be
fun—if we do!” These last nine
weeks really are packed full to
the brim—but won’t they be fun!
If you share my sentiments, you
don’t want them to end any time
soon. It seems like this year has
been the very best — but as I
remember, I felt the same way
During the last few days, at
suppertime, there have been odd
little groups scattered around the
lobby—all suspiciously alike —
and all enjoying SOMETHING
immensely. Last night we man
aged to get in on two or three
of these groups, and found ex
actly the same thing in the mid
dle of each—a practice teacher!
Every one of these young ladies
tells stories—horror and other-
''’’sc—for a full half hour and
stop only then to compare notes
with a fellow professor. They’re
quite willing to repeat their stor
ies if necessary!
Mirta and Catherine are two
Montreaters we can be particular
ly proud of. They’re to be the
first voice majors to graduate
from Montreat College—and, of
course, their recitals will be the
first ones, as well. That makes
them pretty special and the re
citals are bound to be too—after
all the work they are doing these
Hasn’t it been fun to have so
many of the old girls here visit
ing? Of course, we can’t say
much about them, because that’s
news strictly for the alumnae is
sue—but I guess it’s all right to
let them know a little ahead of
time that it felt good to have
This column is never complete
unless it has SOMETHING about
the new building in it—and it’s
really something to write about
now! Isn’t it beautiful! It’s so
pretty without furniture it will
probably just leave us breathless
when it’s all finished. It’s going
to be a little hard to be broad
minded if it’s the “other class”
that gets to live there. Wouldn’t
it be nice if we could ALL squeeze
The new staff—which is boun
to be a good one with a red-hea
ed Editor—will be editing the nex
issue of the DIALETTE. To t cm
I would wish a year of as muc
newsy pleasure and i'^ppiness as
this one had held for the Statt.
Hail & Farewell
With this issue of the DIAL
ETTE the present board of ed>
tors retire from active duty,
word of commendation and fare
well seems the privilege of ®
sponsor, and it is indeed a e
lightful privilege. The
and responsiveness with w i
every member of the staff ^
welcomed — and even
suggestions has made tne i
charge of the sponsor’s obligate
an unmixed joy. The diligence an
faithfulness of the members o
the staff, from Editor-in- '
Frances Brown down to the ne
cst and most inexperienced _’
have been above reproac .
sociation with this fine group
been one of the most
experiences of the year to e
sponsor, and she has felt re
pride in their achievements.
It is fortunate that Jane ’
who has been the efficient an
alert business manager this y® ’
has been chosen to succeed
“Fran.” They have been aim
two souls with but a
thought where the DIAL'
was concerned, and the P®^^®'®®
the DIALETTE will continue mu
the same. There is ample ma e
ial for a strong staff for "®
year’s DIALETTE. Elections ha
taken from it some able mem e >
but their places can be fii ® •
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