Vol. 19, No. 4.
MONTREAT COLLEGE, MONTREAT, NORTH CAROLINA
Convention Highiighh sdioeii Duo-Piano Concert
The Christian’s Mission was the theme
of the Fifth Quadrennial Youth Convention
of the Presbyterian Church, U.S., held in
To the campus of Auburn Polytecnic In
stitute came leading Christian speakers of
our century to address a delegation of
over 2,000 young people.
Dr. John A. McKay, President of Prince
ton Theological Seminary and Moderator
of the General Assembly of the Presby
terian Church, U.S.A., began the series
of addresses with THE DARKNESS THAT
DEFIES THE LIGHT. Because man has
tried to banish God, he has had to set
up substitutes. Said Dr. McKay, “We are
crucified with Christ, or we are crucified
In the address, THE DARKNESS HAS
NOT OVERCOME THE LIGHT, Dr. K. S.
Latourette, author and Professor Emeritus
of Missions and Oriental History at Yale
Divinity School, traced the steadfastness
of the Church through the crises of his
tory. He pointed out the fact that, since
1914, the Gospel has spread as never
before. “If we have not faced the dark
ness, the Light has.”
“The Gospel’,, said Dr. Ben L. Rose, in
his address, THE GOSPEL OF GOD, “is
Jesus Christ. Our job as Christians is not
to go win the battle. Jesus won the bat
tle at Calvary and at the Resurrection.
Ours is to go out and announce the vic
tory—the mopping-up campaign!” Dr.
Rose is pastor of Central Presbyterian
Church in Bristol, Virginia.
THE GOSPEL DOES CHANGE LIVES
was the keynote of the address by Dr. W.
T. Thompson, Professor at Union Theo
logical Seminary. “Christianity is the re
lationship to a Person; ‘Henceforth ... I
have called you friends . . . ’ said Jesus.”
(John 15:15) Christ calls us, just ordinary
folk, into a growing friendship with Him
self. As we permit Him, He lifts our na
ture to a higher level.
“THE CHURCH”, said Dr. James A.
Jones, pastor of Myers Park Presbyterian
Church in Charlotte, North Carolina, “is
not an organization nor a denomination,
but the family of God, the Light-bearing
ODE TO HALF-CLOSED EYES
ELEGY WRITTEN IN A COLLEGE
0, half-closed eyes, what seest thou?
O, half-closed ears, nearest of kin
To half-closed eyes, what hearest thou?
The answer comes forth, sweet and clear,
“Remember that blonde on the beach last
0, absent mind, where doest thou wander?
On what Elysian Fields doest squander
Thou thy faculties needed here and now?
Doest thou not hear thy teacher’s voice
Addressing thee? Awake! He doth rejoice,
O, inattentative one by choice.
To beat thy brow!
Alas! Thy doom is surely sealed.
And thou, creeping from thy field
Of boundless interest, wher’ere it be.
Inquire meekly, hoping sleekly
Innocence to feign, “Who? Me?”
Thy teacher, looming horribly into view,
Snarleth . . . “YOU!”
When thou, years hence, as president-elect
Of some ungodly Pythagorean sect,
Doest thy secret of success impart
To those who like to start
At the bottom and tirelessly climb
To the top rung of success sublime.
Say thou low:
“It requireth patience unsurpassed
To sit five years in sophomore class
While some teacher ranteth and raveth
But never lose faith! The power that
Is the ability to be sensible . . .
Sans eyes, sans ears,
Sans grades, sans fears.
society. It is not the family of the self-
righteous, but of the sinners who have
been forgiven. The Church is the fellow
ship of the convinced, the fraternity of
the forgiven, and the venture of the com
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The Montreat College Department of
Music will present Sallie Warth Schoen and
Victor R. Schoen in Faculty Recital on
Saturday, Jan. 16. The concert, to take
place at 8:00 p.m. in Gaither Chapel, will
be made up of duo-piano compositions.
Mrs. Schoen is a graduate of Oberlin Con
servatory of Music and Indiana University;
she came to Montreat in 1952 as piano
teacher in the high school. Mr. Schoen,
who graduated from Miami University of
Ohio, and Indiana University, joined the
Montreat faculty as piano and theory in
structor this year.
Included on the program will be: Toc
cata in D major, by Freacobaldi-Berko-
witz; Sonata Allegro in G minor, by D.
Scarlotti-Cest; Suite No. 2, Opus 17, in
four parts, by Rachmaninoff; Six Etudes,
Opus 56, in the form of a canon, by Schu-
man-Debussey; and Scaransiche by Mil-
hard, which is in four parts.
The public is cordially invited to attend
(By Barbara Dorton)
To be a part of over 2,000 young people
worshipping and studying together is an
experience I shall never forget! I wish
each of you could have shared in this ex
In the Bible discussions we studied the
first seven chapters of the Book of Acts.
In these chapters we were shown that the
strength of the early church was directly
given through prayer and the coming of
the Holy Spirit; these two factors consti
tute our strength today.
The Christian’s Mission is to WITNESS.
An example of what is meant by this was
illustrated thus — St. Francis of Assisi
once stepped down into the cloister of his
monastery and, laying his hand on the
shoulder of a young monk, said: “Brother,
let us go down into the town and preach.”
So they went forth into the town, the ven
erable father and the young monk. They
conversed as they went. Down the prin-
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