VOL. 17, NO. 2
MONTREAT COLLEGE, MONTREAT, NORTH CAROLINA
College Choir And
The Montreal College Choir has been
reorganized this year under the direction
of Mr. Robert Thatcher. The group, con
sisting of fifty-five members, has elected
Ann Fenton as president, and Carolyn
Fritts, D. J. Warren, and Colleen Story
section leaders for the first and second
sopranos, and altos, respectively. The
librarian this year is Mary Ruth Marshall.
The choir sings for the Sunday morning
worship services, Friday chapel program,
and for Moore General Hospital the first
two Sundays of each month.
From this choir, twenty-eight girls have
been selected to represent our school on
various occasions, being called the travel
ing chorus. They will sing both sacred and
secular music. Chaperones for the chorus
are Misses Jane Holt and Mirta Borges
and the following are the members:
First sopranos: Mary Ruth Marshall,
Ann Broom, Mary Ann Smoak, Evelyn
Morris, Pat Conger, Genevieve Newman,
Carolyn Mason, Carolyn Fritts, Jolene
Parks, Jean Booth, June King, and
Second sopranos: Elinor Ammons, Betty
Lown, D. J. Warren, Prances Mouzoh,
Virginia Bean, Nancy Wallace, and Marg
Altos: Ann Fenton, Colleen Story, Helen
Duke, Joan Douglas, Ellinore Krieger,
Helen Johnson, and Betty Marshall.
K. Pi B.’s TAPPED
On Saturday, October 17, during chapel,
five members were tapped into the Kappa
Pi Beta honorary literary society. Entrance
into the society was based upon the accep
tance of a creative writing contribution.
The new members and their contributions
are: Faye Britt, “Bars”; Shela Gregory,
two poems “Lost Love”, and “Life”:
Margaret Leech, “Between Laughter and
Tears”; Elizabeth Stewart, “The Lighted
Castle”; and Genevieve Newman, “Fellow
Ellinore Krieger, president, introduced
the sponsors for the year, Mrs. W. E. White
and Miss Virginia Buchanan.
Thatcher Presented In Recital
OUR FROSH PREZ
I finally managed to lasso la petite Frosh
Prez on the way to her room from her
second home—or should I say third—^the
book store, to ask her a few questions
about herself. The interview didn’t take
long, but in those few short minutes 1
learned a lot of things I didn’t know be
fore. Did you know that . . .
She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L. T.
Bennett of Atlanta, Ga. ?
She held a number of honor positions
in high school which include—President of
Student Body, Literary editor of the year
book, member of the Quill and' Scroll, and
Beta Club, and treasurer of the Future
Teachers of America ?
She loves to play the piano and to read?
(Incidentally she had with her “The Tale
of Two Cities.)
She is thinking about majoring in Re
ligious Education and Home Economics?
When I asked her what she thought of
Montreat, she replied, “Oh, I just love it
here. The girls are wonderful, and I love
And we love you, too, Louise. Con
gratulations to you and to the Freshman
class who made a wise choice!
Home Mission Week
October 14-20 was observed at Montreat
as Home Mission week, with special chapel
services each day under the direction of
Elinor Ammons. The Home Missions Study
Course book. By Faiith,was presented to us
in inspiring messages by guest speakers.
Miss Zoulean Anderson spoke on “Moun
tain Missions.” Mrs. W. J. Gammon, pres
ident of the Women of the Church of Mon
treat, spoke on “Indian and Mexican Mis
sions.” On Thursday, Dr. Charles Gib-
boney, church extension worker from At
lanta, Ga., delivered a very challenging
address on “Urban and Industrial Mis
sions.” Mrs. Jo Ed Hollis told of the “Negro
Missions” on Friday, and the week was
concluded with Miss Elizabeth Maxwell’s
talk on “Italian Missions” on Saturday.
Sinclair Accompanies Artist
On the evening of November 3 at eight
o’clock, Mr. Robert Thatcher, a new mem
ber of the college faculty, teaching organ,
theory, and director of the choir, as
sisted by Mr. John Sinclair, pianist, was
presented in a recital by Montreat Col
To open the concert Mr. Thatcher chose
selections from a modern Italian writer,
Donaudy, who wrote in the style of the
early 16th century—“O Del Mio Amato
Ben”, and “Spirate Pur, Spirate”. Then
came two pieces by Quilter set to Eliza
bethan lyrics, “Weep You No More,” and
“Pair House of Joy.”
For his second group of selections he
sang two German lieder—“Traum Durch
Die Dammerung”, “Zweinung” by R.
Strauss—and three selections from Modern
French literature—“Apres Un Reve”,
“Dans les Ruins d’une Abbaye” by Faure,
and “Chanson Reve” by Pesse.
To close the first part of his concert,
Mr. Thatcher sang an operatic selection
from the opera HERODIADE, “Vision
Fugitive” by Massenet.
Then the assisting artist, Mr. Sinclair,
played three well known pieces: “Aufsch-
wung” (Soaring), Schumann; Intermezzo
Op. 118 No. 2, Brahms; and Etude Op. 10
No. 12 (Revolutionary) by Chopin.
Following intermission Mr. Thatcher
sang “Bredon Hill”, “On the Idle Hill of
Summer”, and “Jabberwocky” by Kenneth
Lee. “On the Idle Hill of Summer” was
dedicated to Mr. Thatcher by the com
poser, a close friend of the artist and
head of the music department at Lenoir-
Rhyne College, Hickory, North Carolina.
For his last gi'oup he sang two love
songs, “The Jasmine Door” by Scott, and
“My Lady Walks in Loveliness” by
Charles: and two spirituals, “Lord, I Want
To Be” arranged by Wille, and “Down
to the River” by McGimsey.
A large throng of faculty members, stu
dents, and friends of Mr. Thatcher will
always remember his recital as an in
spiring gift toward the knowledge of the
fine arts of music. We are fortunate in
having so fine an artist and musician