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 Jane Holt
Associate Editor Jolene Parks
Business Manager Betty Marshall
Advertising Managers Evelyn Hennessee - Prances Curry
Literary Editor Charlotte Burgess
News Editor Patricia Williams
Feature Editors Anne Mereness, Margaret Bosemon
Humor Editor Charlotte Burgess
Sports Editor Barbara Smith
Art & Publicity Manager Margaret Gonano
Assistant Adv. Mgr. Jo Ann Gordon
Typists Kathryn Patterson, Eleanor Enloe, Katie Gfoseclose
SPONSOR — Dr. Fronde Kennedy
GREETINGS TO ALUMNAE . . .
All of us at Montreat are looking forward to having you here
for our Commencement. Surely we can have the largest attendance
for our luncheon on May 27. The late spring will mean that Montreat
will be at its most beautiful for you at that time. The events of that
day and the Commencement Program which will continue through
Monday morning will be of very special Interest to you.
You will be happy to know that we are graduating our largest
class since we became a four-year college. These young women are
choice in every way. You will be especially proud of them. We are
confident that life holds a wonderful place of service for them and
we send them forth with a spirit of gratitude for what they are
and expectation of great things.
We could write much about the improvements which are being
made. A review of our catalog and program reveals this. The State
of North Carolina gives our graduates more credits, and they have
no difficulty in getting church positions, teaching positions, and other
jobs in North Carolina and other states.
We have guests in the new Conference Hall this week-end for
the first time. We want you to see this lovely building. It is more
beautiful than any of us imagined that it would be. Had you thought
about it—that no girls anywhere will have lovelier building in which
to live than our girls have?
Montreat College and Montreat Preparatory School have suffered
like other girls’ colleges and schools in a loss of students. We need
your help in building our enrollment up to our fullest capacity. Our
own girls can do this for us when no other group can. We earnestly
request that you talk to any girls that you think would be inclined
toward Montreat College and that are the type of superior girls that
we want. Then, would you kindly give us the names and let us do
whatever we can. All colleges are dependent upon their alumnae and
perhaps Montreat College is more so than some other institutions.
Will you not do this for us immediately? We would say a most hearty
“Thank You” to those of our own group who are already turning the
thoughts of prospective students to us.
All of us are saying to ourselves again and again “Not by might
nor by power but by my spirit saith the Lord.” The Holy Spirit is
given with its power and blessing in answer to prayer that Montreat
may have funds sufficient for its needs and the largest possible num
ber of students. We must pray earnestly for the leading blessing
of the Holy Spirit. Will all of you do this thing for us day by day?
We took forward to seeing you in Montreat for our Commence
Most cordially yours,
J. Rupert McGregor
Visit Belmont Offices
On Monday, March 27, fifteen
of Montreat’s business students
and Mrs. Maund, took a trip to
Belmont, North Carolina, to visit
the Stowe Spinning Company of
fices. They had been anticipating
the opportunity for several weeks
and were very interested in see
ing how a large business office
is carried on.
They left Assembly Inn at 8:30
and, after a most enjoyable ride,
were pleasantly received by Mr.
Ted and Mr. Robert Stowe, own
ers of the Stowe Spinning Mills.
The girls and Mrs. Maund were
invited to lunch at the Stowes’
beautiful home and enjoyed every
minute of their two hour visit
After lunch they went through
the business department of the
Company and were very much im
pressed by the system of work and
by some of the complicated office
machines. The office girls took
time to demonstrate each machine
and an.swer all questions that
In the time left, Mr. Stowe ac
companied them through the mill
and explained in detail, to his in
tent listeners, the process of spin
ning cotton. On the way back they
visited Belmont Abbey, a Catholic
school just outside Belmont. The
beauty of the old church there
■was almost indescribable.
The girls feel that their time
was used to good advantage for
they learned many valuable things
about the business world. The
Montreat Girls seemed to make a
favorable impression on all whom
they met at Belmont and received
a cordial invitation to make a re
turn trip soon.
Garden Is Perfect
As surely as if they had crossed
the ocean and really entered the
land of dikes and windmills.
Senior class entered a different
world when they passed be
gardens of tulips, through an iv
trained archway, into the i
Dutch garden to which the uni
had invited them for the Jnnio-
Senior banquet. Through the ai
of a windmill soft moonlight s
on the heads of a little Dutc
and girl who stood among t e
ips, gazing into a wishing w
Wooden shoes served as I
markers at the table, which was
decorated with candles, ivy.
miniature windmills. Beside e
p’ate was a tiny book •
“Memories,” on which were 1
tures of the Dutch pair by a
mill. The book recorded the ev
of this evening—Apr* 1>
when the Juniors honored the
iors. The menu, =»”/Sree. 'vas^^^^
cious, was grand, me ,
boy and girl sang,
friends danced, and Pat Wil l
son brought “April Showers
make the tulips grow. The .
er of the evening, ^ 5.
Mitchell, spoke in a very ^
ing way of the world
since seniors were
was hard to leave the moon-
ed Dutch garden, but it wou
even harder to forget it. ^
ior should think it was only
lovely dream, each carried ^
a tulip from the garden to p
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copy of ROOSEVELT’S GOOD
NEIGHBOR POLICY by Edward
0. Guerrant, to be placed in the
Mr. Roberts was the honor
guest at a reception given by the
Spanish Departments of the Col
lege and High School on Thurs
day evening, April 13, in the lob
by of Assembly Inn.
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place in a building raised
Christian surroundings of
treat, a buildng watched
prayed for by all who ha'C -
connected with its tl6veloP‘b^’ _
Mr. George M. Ivey, J;,.
lotte, as president and Mr. •
son Smith, Secretary, were
charge. Of the 140
stayed at the new Conference
leaving the others in Assemb y
We wish every delegate to
that our warmest wish for .
success of this meeting \yent ^
them from the very beginnin.
the conference which opene
Friday, April 28, at 7:30 p-