VOL. 16, NO. 9
MONTREAT COLLEGE, MONTREAT, NORTH CAROLINA
Hoey, Cousar Lead Commencement
The evening of Saturday, May 12, will
long be remembered by most Montreaters
as the night when Patricia Woody, known
to her friends as Pat, gave her brilliant
A soprano, Pat has studied voice for
five years—her first year under Mrs.
Ginbert and the remaining years under
Pat was lovely in a simple but striking
apricot formal which accented the darkness
of her hair and the sparkle in her eyes.
Her entire stage manner—her poise and
graciousness—impressed everyone in her
Pat, a native of Lynchburg and now liv
ing in Virginia Beach, has been an active
member of the choir, the inner choir, and
the music club for all four years of her
college life. She has served as librarian
for two years.
She is no stranger to anyone in Mon
treat, for she has been called upon often
to sing on special occasions.
Her program of varied numbers included
works by Mozart, Paisiello, Paradies, Hand
el, Bizet, Weckerlin, Debussy, Saint-Saens,
Dell’Acqua, Woodman, Clarke, Watts,
Adams, Gaul, Pucinni, and Gounod.
Calendar of Events
May 18, 1951
College Exams begin
May 25, 1951
College Choir concert
May 26, 1951
Athletic Awards given
College Senior Play
May 27, 1961
Joint Meeting of Youth Fellowship
May 28, 1961
Commencement — 10 a. m.
Chosen By Faculty
Basing their decisions upon personality,
scholarship, and participation in campus
activities, the Faculty met in Anderson
Auditorium, May 9 and 10, to watch the
preliminary graduation march before cast
ing their votes for marshals.
After a great deal of consideration,
they honored the following girls by appoint
ing them to lead their classmates in the
Commencement exercises on May 28.
The three from the Junior Class are
Rebecca Glenn, Evelyn Henessee, and Betty
Marshall. The Sophomores are Rebecca
Ray and Patricia Williams. The Freshmen
will be led by Virginia Blackburn and
Music Department To
Give Spring Concert
On May 25 in Gaither Chapel the an
nual Spring Concert will be given by
Members of the Montreat College Choir,
members of the Inner Choir, and piano
and voice students of the college music
Directed by Miss Elizabeth Woodhouse,
the college choir will present: “Jesus Joy
of Man’s Desiring” by Bach, “Where’er
You Walk” by Handel, “The Lost Chord”
by Sullivan, “River, River,” “A Chilean
Folk Song,” “Galway Piper,” an Irish Air
arranged by Fletcher, and “My Johann”
by Grieg-Aslanoff. The Inner Choir will
sing: “O Lovely Night” by Practorius,
“The Star” by Rogers, “The Year’s At
the Spring” by Mrs. H. H. A. Beach, and
“Nursery Rhymes” by Curran.
Carolyn Williams, Betty Lown, and
Elinor Amnions, piano students, will play.
Two organ students, Mary English Porter
and Betty Gibbs, will also be presented
in the recital. The following voice students
will be heard in vocal selections: Pat
Harley, Mary Ann Smoak, Nancy Armi-
stead, Agnes Godert, and Patricia Woody.
At the Commencement exercises on May
28 in Anderson Auditorium, Senator Clyde
R. Hoey, L. L. D., will address the grad
uating class. Dr. R. Wilbur Cousar, Th. D.,
D. D, pastor of the Central Presbyterian
Church of Chattanooga, Tennessee will de
liver the Baccalaureate sermon on Sunday
morning. May 27.
Senator Hoey is a native of Shelby,
North Carolina, He served as governor of
North Carolina from 1937-1941; in 1939
he was a candidate for the Presidential
nomination on the Democratic ticket. A
former lawyer and newspaperman, he was
elected to the Senate in 1943 and re-elected
in 1950. Davidson College, Duke University,
and the University of North Carolina
have all conferred the honorary degree of
Doctor of Laws (L.L.D.) upon him.
A native of Bishopville, South Carolina,
Dr. Cousar attended Davidson College and
graduated with a B. A. degree. He was
graduated from Union Theological Sem
inary with a B. D. degree and a Th. M.
degree. He has served as pastor in Cradock,
Virginia, at the First Presbyterian Church
in Waynesboro, Virginia, and at the Cent
ral Presbyterian Church in Chattanooga.
In 1930-31 he served as assistant professor
of Bible at Mary Baldwin College at Staun
ton, Virginia. In 1940 King College be
stowed the honorary degree of Doctor of
Divinity upon him.
A fact which will be interesting to us
here at Montreat is that a former Mon
treat graduate, Miss Mabel Lee Wells,
is serving as D, R. E. at Dr. Cousar’s
Montreat is fortunate to have these two
noted men as speakers during Commence
Miss Mirta Borges, high school faculty
member and post-graduate student of the
college will also be heard in two selections.
The Concert, which is the first of the
Commencement exercises, promises to be
one of the highlights of the week-end.