VOL. 17, NO.
MONTREAT COLLEGE, MONTREAT, NORTH CAROLINA
'52 Basketball Season
There really was “a hot time in the
old gym” when the basketball season
got off to a roaring start with two
thrilling games on January 6.
The first game of the night found the
Freshmen battling the World. The Fresh
men made a brilliant start and were still
leading by one point at the half. A de
termined World team, however, quickly
built up a lead in the third quarter, which
they were able to hold despite a rally
by the Freshmen in the closing minutes
of the game which cut the lead to only
four points. The final score — 27-23.
The second game of the double-header
pitted the “M” Club against the Board.
In the opening minutes of the game each
team was making goals as fast as the
ball got on its end of the court, and
at the end of a fast-moving first quarter
the score stood 8-6 in favor of the Board.
However, with the blast of the whistle
for the beginning of the second quarter
it became evident that the “M” Club's
fast passes and close teamwork were
proving too much for the gallantly-fight
ing Board. When the timer’s call of
“Game!” was heard, the score stood 30-
17, “M” Club.
High scorers for the night were: Fresh
men ve. World—Ruth Wooten, Freshmen;
Carolyn Robinson, Helen Duke, World.
Board vs. “M” Club — Lucy Buston,
Board; Jinx Bean, “M” Club.
Everyone agreed that all in all it was
a wonderful night—exciting games, cheer
ing fans, and plenty of fun.
The Foreign Mission group, under the
leadership of Betty Blount, presented
speakers at the chapel services from Jan
uary 8-12. Those speaking on the Foreign
Mission study book were; Dr. Soos, Mrs. Nes
bitt, Miss Wilson, the Rev. Jimmy Skelton
and Mrs. Armstrong. Through the vesper
services and the inspiring speakers. For
eign Missions was brought to us more
fully as we learned of “We Americans,
North and South.”
New Semester Brings Faculty
Changes To Nontreat College
Are YOU Good
Miss Elizabeth Hoyt
Is Montreat College a better place be
cause you are here this year? What con
tributions are you making? Are you not
only good, but also, good for something?
We hope that the Sociology students
are not the only ones who pick up candy
wrappers, orange peels, kleenex, and other
trash scattered on the campus. We hope
that others refrain from marking on the
furniture, propping feet on the pews in
Gaither Chapel, writing notes in
the hymnals, etc. We hope that
all can handle their silver in the accepted
manner, and introduce their friends and re
latives in the proper way to their house
mother. We hope that each one has de
cided on a hobby that will enrich her life.
We hope many keep the rules and co
operate with the student cabinet and col
lege authorities. We hope that a deeper
appreciation for the fine arts is abroad.
We hope that the religious life is mo?'e
The Sociology students through class
room discussion and outside projects at
tempted to develop themselves mentally,
physicially, spiritually, socially, as well
as to serve their associates. We sincerely
desire that their constructive attitudes
have been disseminated through the col
If you have time to gripe then you
need a hobby. If you are homesick you
need to read a good book, or surprise
your instructor by spending two hours
in preparing an assignment. If you see
a weak spot in the institution, make it your
business to remedy it; don’t “pass the
If you are happy, well, useful, religious,
scholarly, then the whole group will catch
your spirit. Indeed, Montreat will be your
There have been some changes made!
As the second semester of this school year
begins, many new appointments have been
made to the Montreat College faculty;
one member has returned to us after a
semester’s absence, and an equal num
ber have left Montreat to take positions
elsewhere. We are glad to welcome into
our fellowship all the new members of
the faculty and regret having to say
“Good-Bye” to those who have become
such a part of our life here.
Miss Rachel Ann Brintle, from White
Plains, North Carolina, takes a po'sition
in our Business department, teaching typ
ing, shorthand, accounting, and office
machines. She graduated from the Ap
palachian State Teachers’ College in May,
1950, and has taught at Bethany High
School, Reidsvill'e, North Carolina, and
Cecil’s Business College in Asheville.
Returning to us after a trip to Honolulu,
Hawaii, where she visited her nephew.
Miss Nannie Watkins has resumed her
position as Spanish teacher, which was
being filled by Miss Mirta Borges in Miss
Watkins’ absence. Miss Watkins left here
on September 16, 1961 and returned about
December 1, 1951. While in Hawaii, she
visited many places of interest.
Dr. Geza Soos, who arrived in the
United States from Europe on November
9, 1951, and whose life story appeared
in a previous issue of our paper, has
been placed on the faculty this semester,
teaching Jeremiah and Business Law.
Mrs. 0. V. Armstrong left China one
year ago because of the “Bamboo” cur-
tin there. She has taught in the college
the past semester and left us January
25 to work among the Chinese on the
Island of Formosa. There she will be lo
cated in Taipeh, the capital, and work
in the Christian Literature Department of
the Presbyterian Church. She will also
be doing evangelistic work there.
Also leaving us is our Publicity Di
rector, Miss Helen Hood, who has re
turned to her home in Salem, Virginia.
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