The DIALETTE is the official news
paper of Montreat College, and is published
monthly by the Staff of Student Publica
tions. 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
Literary Editor Charlotte Burgess
Advertising Managers Frances Curry,
News Editor Colleen Story
Reporters Terry Kane
Feature Editors Elinor Ammons,
Sports Editor Virginia Bean
Art and Publicity Patricia Williamson
Typists Faye Britt, Pat Conger,
Asst. Advertising Manager Joan Guthrie
SPONSOR—Dr. Fronde Kennedy
Congratulations to our new staff mem
ber, Virginia Bean. We know she’ll do a
Our two new students, Vee Pitts and
Helen Johnson, have already been wel
comed many times, but the staff wishes
to add its welcome to all the rest. We know
you’ve already found out what a wonder
ful place Montreat is.
Did you notice the people admiring the
winter wonderland of Montreat in the
snow and suddenly being brought “down
to earth’’ by the ice underfoot?
Congratulations are in order also for
the semester Honor Roll students. Let’s see
if we can double the list next semester.
We’ve heard elaborate plans for that
extra day of long weekend. This Easter
promises to be a very special one.
We just beamed with pride Sunday
morning as our student body president,
Betty Gibbs, played the organ for church.
With such a success the first time, we’re
expecting great things in the future.
A few students offered suggestions for
the DIALETTE. We’re hoping that inter
est in this publication will increase as we
try to carry out your suggestions. Any
suggestions or contributions are greatly
appreciated. Let’s keep up the good work.
By Alice Wardlaw
Athletes may not play the game just
to be seen, but there is something about
a stadium or gymnasium crowded with on
lookers that adds zest to any sport. Any
well-played game deserves not only a
large number of spectators but the prop
Dr. J. B. Nash coined the word, “spectat-
oritis. He calls it a “disease’’ in America.
Crowds swarm to fill football stadiums
and baseball and basketball bleachers, etc.
He maintains that a large percentage of
Americans have become content to be
spectators, with watching, cheering and
jeering rather than engaging in activity
But what kind of “spectatoritis” does
America have ?
There is often a keen competitive spirit
among the on-lookers. This occurs fre
quently in sports between schools (and
especially if one school were “painted red
last year’’ by the other). Spectators often
look only for good plays from the team
for which they are pulling. They scream
and rant for these and when a brilliant
play IS made by the opposing team, what
do they do? “Boo!’’ This type of “spect-
atontis’’ is very poor and no team should
mmd their spectators showing appreciation
for the good plays of their opponents.
Rather they respect them for such an act.
When spectators recognize with open ad
miration ALL good plays, they are dis
playing a wonderful, contagious spirit of
“spectatoritis.’’ Those on the bleachers at
our “M” Club - Athletic Board basketball
game showed just this wonderful “thing”
and help SPREAD it throughout America.”
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evening Miss Sue Day Holmes, popular
Montreat socialite, was crowned Queen Val
entine amid cheers and applause. After
the games, devil’s-food cake and fruit
punch were served.
The room was charmingly decorated in
red and white, with trellises, paper hearts,
lamps, and ruffles adding to the warm
cozy appearance. ’
The party was decidedly one of the soc
ial successes of the season.
COLLEGE ACTIVITIES GROUP
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Nursing, Disaster, Blood Donors, Fund
Raising, First Aid, and Veterans Admin
istration being some of them
Fi^m March 1 to March 15,’ the annual
Fund raising campaign will be conducted,
.veryone pitch in and contribute something
Lets make this one of the most active
Gives Lecture Here
All the home economics majors had a
real treat on the afternoon of Monday,
February 5, when Miss Marguerite Robin
son, a lecture demonstrator from the Evap
orated Milk Association, Chicago, 111., dem
onstrated in five delicious dishes the uses
of evaporated milk in food preparation. At
present. Miss Robinson’s work consists of
visiting schools and colleges all over the
country, giving lecture demonstrations on
the methods of using evaporated milk m
The home economics students were ex
tremely impressed by the way Miss Robin
son could measure her ingredients and mix
them in the right order, all without a
recipe, talking and explaining all the
while. Everything had been timed and
planned so accurately that all the dishes
were ready to be served at the same time.
She prepared curry of spinach soup, olive
and cheese fondue, cole slaw with peanut
butter dressing, oatmeal bread and orange
mallow pie, all of which, when sampled
by the home economics students, were pro
Miss Robinson, an attractive brunette,
taught home economics for several years
in high schools in Illinois and at Northern
Illinois State Teacher’s College at Deklab.
She holds her bachelor’s degree in home
economics from Southern Illinois Universi-
ity at Carbondale and a master’s degree
from the University of Chicago.
During the war years Miss Robinson was
employed by the War Department as a
civilian instructor at the Army Air Forces
Technical Training Schools at Gulfport and
Keesler Fields. Later she taught at the
Brazilian Army Air Force Technical Train
ing School in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
After leaving Montreat, Miss Robinson
planned to go to Furman University ia
Greenville, and Winthrop College in Rock
Hill, South Carolina; Queens College in
Charlotte, Woman’s College of the Univer
sity of North Carolina in Greensboro, and
Meredith in Raleigh, North Carolina, to
GOOD YEAR TIRES