VOL. 18, NO. 4
MONTREAT COLLEGE, MONTREAT, NORTH CAROLINA
Listen . . .
Turn an ear toward the window
and listen! You're right. Strains
of song are ringing through the
cold winter night. It's the Mon
treat Christmas Caroleers with
hearts full of cheer, making their
yearly journey from door to door.
With smiling faces they sing the
story of that first Christmas, and
hope that those hearing will join
them in the joyful refrains.
"Angels And Mortals"
There are many traditions dear to a
Montreater’s heart, such as Big and Little
Sisters, Homecoming, May Day, and the
one that has recently given Montreat girls
many laughs and lots of fun—“Angels
and Mortals.” Everyone drew a name which
was the name of their mortal. For the
week preceeding the Sophomore Christmas
party, each “angel” did something nice
for her “mortal.” She possibly sent an
extra dessert or an apple, or she might
even have ironed a blouse or polished a
pair of shoes. And then, the night of the
party everyone gave her mortal a toy
which was sent to the Mountain
Angel-mortal week, besides keeping one
in pleasant suspense as to who her angel
was, is a sure means of proving that the
Christmas spirit of Montreat is real.
Monday evening, December 15, was
filled with an atmosphere of “Christmas
is almost here” for the students and faculty
members of Montreat College. Yes, it was
the night of the annual Sophomore Christ
mas party, and everyone gathered around
at 8:00 P. M. to see “Santa’s Workshop”.
All the little elves were getting prepared
for the big day.
The activity took place in a workshop
setting. As the story goes, the room at
first was covered with dust. Tables, chairs,
and boxes had not been used since the
year before. Then the elves, portrayed by
Gene Booth, Helen Daniels, Olivia Bishop,
Hilda Flecker, Julia Traynham, and Ruby
McCray entered. They were carrying
brooms and dust cloths, and glancing
about the room, suddenly found themselves
too tired to work. But they got busy when
they realized Santa (Jo Ella Dunaway)
would be along any moment. Mrs. Claus
(Dottie Todd) was there also to watch the
wonderful tap dance routine by two of
the elves—Helen and Gene. The postman
(Joan Hunsberger) came in just at the
right time with a big bag of letters for
Santa from his Montreat friends. There
was one special letter from a little boy
who wanted an angel.
The high-light of the program was the
story of “The Littlest Angel”, read by
Margaret Leech and pantomimed by sev
eral girls as she read. “The Littlest Angel”
was Frieda White; Saint Peter, Ruth
Wooten; the understanding angel, Janet
Ruth Smith; Seraph, Kathy Mull; Cherub,
Mary Williams; wingmaker, Louise Ben
nett; and the halosmith. Ivy Dee Chaffin.
A choir composed of six members of the
sophomore class, Mary Green, Evelyn
Morris, Frances Mouzon, Margaret Barret,
Frances Thorne, and Nancy Wallace, furn
ished the background music for the entire
program with the help of Mr. and Mrs.
Frantz, class sponsors.
Christmas carols were sung by everyone
and refreshments were served to climax
a joyful evening.
On Friday night, December 12, at 8:15
p. m. the college chorus presented an
inspiring program of Christmas music
under the direction of Mr. Francis Green.
Draped red taffeta with a blue inset
made a picturesque background for the
To open the program the choir sang
Mozart’s “Alleluja”. This was followed by
Bach’s “Break forth, 0 Beauteous, Heav’nly
Light” and “O Rejoice, ye Christians, Loud
ly”, “Glory to God in the Highest!” by
Pergolesi, and two Slovak Christmas carols,
“Allelulia! Christ is Born” and “Gladly
Sing This Wondrous Thing”, arranged by
Kountz, followed. At this time the chorus
sang two Hungarian Christmas carols, ar
ranged by Dr. Soos and translated into
English by Mrs. White. To conclude the
first part of the program they sang “Here
a Torch, Jeannette, Isabella,” an old Pro-
veincal noel, and “The Christmas Story”
At the beginning of the second half of
the program the candles down the aisles
and on the steps were lighted. The choir
entered chanting the “Procession” of Ben
jamin Britten’s A CEREMONY OF CAROLS.
This contat, written in Old English, was
continued with “Wolcum Yole”, “There Is
No Rose”, “The Yonge Child”, “Balulalow”,
“As Dew In Aprille”, “This Little Babe”,
“In Freezing Winter Night”, “Spring
Carol”, and Deo Gracias”. The very im-
pre.ssive program was concluded with the
“Recession”, an Old English chant.
Soloists were Mary Ann Smoak, Ann
Broom, Jolene Parks, D. J. Warren, Mary
Ruth Marshall, and Colleen Story.
Accompanists were Frances Mouzon and
Miss Sallie Warth.
SOCIAL CALENDAR |
December 12 Christmas Music Concert
December 14 Christmas Pageant
December 15 Sophomore Christmas Parly
December 18 .... Christmas Holidays Begin
January 5 Christmas Holidays End
January 21 Exams Begin
January 29 Second Semester Begins