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MONTREAT COLLEGE, MONTREAT, NORTH CAROLINA
Letter From Dr. J. Rupert McGregor
MUSIC DEPARTMENT PRESENTS CONCERTS
To the college upperclassmen it hardly
seems possible that such drastic changes
arc taking place in the activities of the
recent 1955 graduates. Besides the more
generally-known marriages, such as those
of Jo Ella Dunaway (Mrs. Stanley Ben
nett), Mary' Greene (Mrs. William Moser),
and Olivia Bishop (Mrs. John LaMotte),
wedding bells will ring lor three more
members of the class. Margaret Barrett,
D.C.E. of the First Church in Albemarle,
and Mary Williams, D.C.E. at First Church,
Sumter, South Carolina, will have June wed
dings. Mrs. John E. McDonnough, the
former Miss Betty Blount, is working in
Tanama City, Florida. Hilda Flecker, now
D.C.E. in Abingdon. Virginia, will be mar
ried later this summer. Louise Bennett
is now a D.C.E. in Cedartown, Georgia, and
Lcta Miller is teaching" Bible in Thomas-
villc, North Carolina. Lcta was in Mon
treal not long ago for a too-short visit.
It almost seemed like old-home week for
a while there. Within a few days Lcta,
Evelyn Morris and Peggy Kyle (say, how
did Kyle get in here with the ’55 grads?)
came back to brighten everyone’s day.
Evelyn is doing graduate work at Syra
cuse University but will return to Mon-
treat for the summer.
Those who went on the Florida Chorus
Tour were met in Jesup, Georgia, by a
certain Ivey - Dec Chaffin, who not only
teaches a second grade and gives piano
Ic.ssons, but also directs three choirs. In
Jacksonville, Florida, Margaret Roberts
Clark and her two cute little daughters
welcomed the Montreat Singers.
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Saturday, May 12, Dr. and Mrs. Benjamin
Dunford will give a long-awaited duo-piano
On April 28 Miss Joan Schrenk present
ed her senior recital in Gaither Chapel at
With the coming of graduation, the
Montreat College Singers will present their
program of sacred music used on their
lour of Florida. This will be the only
opportunity for the Montreat students to
hear the program in its entirety.
The Montreat music department has been
quite active! A departmental recital was
given by the Montreat students of organ
and piano on March 30 in Gaither Chapel.
This occasion marked the use of the pipe
organ for the first time in a recital, al
though it had been used previously for
church services. No choral numbers were
included, but on April 20 music lovers were
again drawn to Gaither Chapel for a con
cert which included voice students. Those
who sang were Betty Bradley, Betty War
ren, Mary Glenn Pbarch, Barbara Dorton,
Kathleen Johnston, and Vivian Lewis.
By Emily Mohler
In a surprisingly few days the 1955-
56 issue of the Sun Dial will be off the
press and on your mind. Everyone will
be proud of her very own Sun Dial and
will sit for unimagined lengths of time
just looking and loooking and looooking
After the initial shock and realization
that this means the end of the ’55-’56
school year, will come the extensive jour
neys from room to room and from person
to person to exchange autographs. The
loving words involved in these autographs
are best read several years or at least
several months after they are written.
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Again, I am glad that the time is here
for me to write a note to each one of you.
I sincerely hope that the year has been
a most gracious and wonderful one for
you in all of your interests and activities.
I know you have meant a very great deal
in your home, in your church, and in your
community. We are indeed proud of you.
I speak of you as being “Superior Girls”
not only while you are here, but after
you are gone.
Wc are grateful to you for your thoughts
of us and all that you do for us from
time to time. Wc arc so dependent upon
you for many things. You are the very
best word that we can say to the church
and to all who may come to think about
or come to know Montreat. What you arc
and what you do speaks better for us than
all of our efforts and promotion.
Wc do sincerely hope that you arc par
ticularly interested right now in trying to
get some of the young girls whom you
know would make fine Montreat girls to
enroll for next year. We expect an in
crease in the student body, but you know
we discontinued the high school, and wc
would like very much to fill all the room
space which the high school used with
college girls next fall. Will you not give
us immediately the names of any girls who
might be interested in coming to Montreat
and then use all your good graces in en
couraging them to come.
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Work Progresses On
By Mary Sullivan
Construction has begun on a proposed
$175,000 Social Recreational building at
Montreat College. A gift of $100,000 from
the Executors of the Estate of Mrs. Amelic
McAlister Upshur was the springboard for
this much-needed building program.
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