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VOL. 18, NO. 2
MONTREAT COLLEGE, MONTREAT, NORTH CAROLINA
Student Body Elects
The Student Body of Montreat College
each year selects by popular vote four
girls from the senior class who best re
present their idea of True Spiritual Vis
ion, Joy In Learning, Graciousness, and
Sportsmanship. This year these honors
went to the following seniors:
Martha Getsinger was chosen as most
representative of the ideal Christian col
lege student having True Spiritual Vision.
Martha is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
W. H. Getsinger of Anderson, South Car
olina. She will receive her B S. degree
in Bible and Religious Education in May,
and plans to begin her career as a Di
rector of Religious Education soon after
ward. She is now an outstanding Christian
activity leader on the campus as presi
dent of the Student Christian Association,
and she served with equal efficiency in
her sophomore and .iunior years as S.C.A.
secretary and vice-president.
She is well known on campus for her
warm smile and unique sense of humor.
Her motto seems to be “If you can’t lend
a hand, lend an ear,” for she spends hours
helping her friends solve their problems.
Patricia Williams, daughter of Mrs.
Pearl Williams of Columbia, South Caro
lina, was selected to represent Joy In
Learning. Pat is now president of the
student body and has showed leadership
throughout her college career as Junior
class president, assistant vice-president of
the S.C.A., and feature editor of the S.P.S.
She has been an honor student during
her four college years, being on the Dean’s
List repeatedly. Pat will receive her B.A.
degree, majoring in English, in May, and
plans to make a career of teaching. She
thoroughly enjoys plundering the contents
of her numerous books, and listening to
music in her spare time.
Helen Duke, president of the Athletic
Association, best represents the student
body’s ideal of Sportsmanship. Helen,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Duke of
Lafayette, Georgia, has been outstanding
in Montreat athletics all four years of her
college career. She received her mono-
—Cont’d on Page 2
MART ANN SMOAK TO REIGN
QUEEN OVER 1953 MAY COURT
Halloween came to Montreat as eerily
and spookily as ever this year. Jack-0-
Lanterns grinned from every corner of
the Howerton Rec Hall, and each hay
stack seemed to be harbouring a witch
or a ghost or two as the Junior class
Halloween Carnival got underway. While
some heard the sad tale of Mr. Abernathy,
which was called “Abby sure is Nathy
tonight,” others took part in various games
and entertainments, including a lively
“march to the graveyard,” a cake walk,
and Miss Costya Plenty, the fortune
teller. One of the most amusing of these
entertainments was the penny arcade
featuring pictures of our beloved faculty
as they really are. Highlight of the even
ing was the crowning of Miss Witch,
Cathy Harper, a Freshman.
Warm visions of spring time with skies
of blue under which azaleas, dogwood,
green grass and gentle breezes listen to
the floating tune of “She comes, she
comes, our radiant queen ...” passed
through the minds of the members of
the student body when they voted recently
for Queen of the May. And in keeping
with their thoughts, they elected Mary
Ann Smoak to reign over the 1953 May
Mary Ann is the daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. R. A. Smoak of Aberdeen, North
Carolina. She will graduate from Mon
treat College in 1953 with a Bachelor of
Arts degree, majoring in music and Bible.
She is now vice-president of the S.C.A.
after having been leader of the music
and spiritual life groups her sophomore
and junior years. She has been president
of the Music Club and a member of the
College Chorus for two years, and has
been a member of the Chapel Choir all
4 years of her college career.
Mary Ann is well known on campus for
her even-tempered disposition, her warm
hearted friendliness, and for doing earnest
ly and thoroughly each task.
The maid of honor is Nancy Broce,
senior of Montreat High School, who was
elected by popular vote of their student
body. She is the daughter of Mr. Vernon
Broce of Cambria, Virginia.
The rest of the May Court is made up
of one representative from each of the
four college classes, and one from the
four classes of Montreat High School.
Those elected by popular vole of their
cla.ss are as follows: senior college, Jolene
Parks, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bays
Parks of Chatham Hill, Virginia; junior
college, Mary Jane Gillespie, daughter of
Mrs. R. H. Gillespie of North Tazewell,
Virginia; sophomore college, Nancy Wal
lace, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G. F.
Wallace of Newton, North Carolina;
and freshman college, Mae Foon Eng,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Eng of