VOL. 17, NO. 3
MONTREAT COLLEGE, MONTREAT, NORTH CAROLINA
C* I Betty Marshall, Popular Student,
Mb. craSS'/dams To Be Montreafs Queen of May
Mrs. Crosby Adams
On November 9 at 2:30 p. m., Mrs.
Crosby Adams, a beloved friend and
musician of all Montreaters, passed away
after being in declining health for five
months. Her passing has brought much
sorrow to her many friends and acquaint
Juliette Aurelia Graves was born in
Niagara Falls, N. Y., March 25, 1858. Be
fore she was 7 years old, she was teach
ing piano and playing the organ in her
home town. At 21, she began teaching
at Ingham University in Le Roy, N. Y.,
leaving the university in 1883, when she
married Crosby Adams, a choral con
ductor and musical educator.
The year 1913 was an historical date
for the Adamses. It was then that they
moved to the Blue Ridge Mountains and
selected Montreat, N. C. as their home.
They have helped make it one of the
musical centers of the South. Here they
both continued their musical careers.
Mrs. Adams created music for children,
among which are: “Spring,” selected by
the National League of American Pen
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The halls were abuzz’ with scurrying,
laughing, and welcoming by students as
the Alumnae began to arrive Wednesday
evening, Nov. 21, to the annual Thanks
We are sorry that so many of the
Alumnae could not come, but I’m sure
they were thinking about Montreat as
we were thinking of them.
PAT HARLEY, who is teaching in
Columbia, Ky., says, “It’s great to be
back,” and adds, “I’m not very original.”
FLORENCE YOUNG is teaching at
Jacksonville, Fla. Flossie says, “It is
really great to be back and I find that
Montreat is still the same friendly place.”
“It has taken me four days to think
up something original for this,” says
ALICE WARDLAW, “but now I know
it can be summed up thus: My happiest
days are the days I have spent in Mon
treat.” Alice is teaching in Powder
BETTY ATTWOOD, graduate of ’50, is
serving on the Board of Woman’s Work
in Atlanta, Ga. “As I’ve come back this
year,” says Betty, “I’ve found the girls
are wonderful and truly full of the real
Also present were JUANITA CONNELL,
who is a Bible teacher in Newberry, S.
C.; FRANKIE HALL, now Mrs. Robins
of Portsmouth, Va.; BETTY GIBBS, now
Mrs. Robert Hawks; AGNES GODERT,
who is a Bible teacher in White Sulphur
Springs, West. Va.; EDIE MACMULLEN,
KATHERYN HANNA, and TERRY
We would also like to take this op
portunity to tell the other friends and
visitors of Montreat over the Thanks
giving holidays that we were glad to
have them, especially two seniors of Pat
Harley’s—Betty Jo Sleet and Arva Good
in. We hope you will join our Montreat
family in the fall, girls!
Humming “She comes, she comes, our
Radiant Queen,” the student body as
sembled Saturday, November 10, to elect
Betty Marshall, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Lacy S. Marshall of Williamsville, Va.,
to reign as this year’s Queen of the May.
Betty, with her dark beauty and warm
smile, will lead the court with dignity
and will be fair competition for the
lawn’s flowering dogwood or fiery azaleas.
Betty is queenly in more than beauty.
She is an outstanding senior, proving her
leadership as editor-in-chief of the S.P.S.
She has been a K.P.B. member for two
years, and is active as a member of the
touring choir. She is as popular as out
standing among her fellow students and
her traits of sincerity and understanding,
along with a keen sense of humor, re
main a constant inspiration to her friends.
Betty will receive in May her B.S. de
gree with a double major in Business
Education and Bible. She says her im
mediate future plans are indefinite, but
we know that with her personality, ability,
and ambition, she’ll take her place among
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