VOL. 20, NO. 3
MONTREAT COLLEGE, MONTREAT, NORTH CAROLINA
Jo Ella Bennett Elected May Queen
Cameron Is Elected
The Freshman Class on November 2
elected the following officers: Pansie Cam
eron, president; Peggy Jo Miller, vice-pres
ident; Ann Bullard, secretary; and Lucille
This election followed the six-weeks’
orientation period in which the new stu
dents have an opportunity to become
acquainted with each other.
Pansie is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
H. T. Cameron of Raleigh. While attend
ing high school, Pansie served as president
of the student body as well as of the
F.H.A. She was captain of the basketball
team and a member of the annual staff.
Since coming to Montreat, Pansie has made
the dean’s list with all A’s. For her major
subject she has chosen Christian Educa
Peggy Jo is the daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Eugene T. Miller of Stony Point. She
has chosen elementary education as her
Ann is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
W. E. Builard of Marietta, Georgia. -She,
also, is majoring in Christian Education.
Lucille is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
James T. Blackwell of Hendersonville.
Elementary education will be her major
Morris, Miller, Moser And Traynham
Are Also Chosen Senior Superlatives
Honor Pledge Signed In
Student Body Meeting
By Genevieve Landrum
The Student Body participated in the
pledge signing service on Thursday, No
vember 4, in Gaither Chapel. The chapel
was lit only with candles; and Cabinet
members with candles stood at the end
of the front benches, showing the different
classes where they were to sit.
Louise Bennett opened the service with
a devotional, after which Evelyn Morris
spoke on the signing of the pledge as a
matter of personal honor. She pointed
out that in signing this pledge the stu
dent gave her word to uphold the honor
system and the standards of Montreat Col
lege. At the close of Evelyn’s talk, a
small group of the girls sang “Lord, I
Want to Be A Christian in My Heart.’’
The girls left the chapel according to
classes and went to certain rooms, where
they signed the pledge, after reading it
aloud. Then they returned to the chapel
for the remainder of the service.
The service closed with a hymn, a prayer,
and the singing of the Alma Mater.
The recently elected 1954 Senipr Super
latives are: Mrs. Stanley Bennett, May
Queen; Evelyn Morris, True Spiritual Vis
ion; Leta Miller, Joy in Learning; Mrs.
William Moser, Graciousness; and Julia
Jo Ella, daughter of Mr. S. W. Dunaway
of Laheville, Texas, is the wife of the
, Rev. Stanley Bennett, present minister of
the Montreat Presbyterian Church.
As a freshman, Jo Ella was Assistant
Advertising Manager of the Sun Dial; her
sophomore year, she was Advertising Man
ager of the Sun Dial, a member of the
S.C.A. Council, and chairman of the Red
Cross organization. During her junior
year, she was Assistant Editor of the Sun
Dial, junior class representative in the May
Court, and a prayer group leader.
Jo Ella has been a member of the Lite
Service Group, church choir, Thalians, and
Evelyn, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. M. L.
Morris from Montgomery, West Virginia,
is now president of the Student Govern
As a freshman, Eveiyn was class treas
urer. During her sophomore year, she
was treasurer and leader of the Steward-
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Annual Thanksgiving Festivities Are Held
Thanksgiving Day at Montreat is always
an event to remember, and the 1954 holi
day was no exception. The customs of
Thanksgiving were followed -in a iovely
fashion, so that each person was inspired
by the occasion.
The annual banquet was the high point
of Turkey Day festivities. The Senior
class decorations followed the traditional
theme of autumn and transformed the
The program was begun by Senior class
president Margaret Barrett, who welcomed
students, faculty and guests, followed by
Rev. Stanley Bennett with the invocation.
Entertainment was provided by a choir
group who sang several numbers. Dr. J.
R. McGregor, college president, presented
several prominent guests and introduced
the main “"Speaker of the evening. Miss
Miss Winmill said that England was
quite grateful to America for many things,
but that the evangelistic crusade conduct
ed by Dr. Billy Graham and his team was
by far the most wonderful thing we have
ever given them. Miss Winmill told how
she had worked for and achieved success
as an actress, only to find that there was
something lacking' in her life, something
which fame didn’t bring. It was only when
she took the Lord Jesus into her heart and
dedicated her life to Him, during the
London crusade, that she found this peace
and joy for which she had longed, she
The testimony of Miss Winmill’s exper-
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