Vol. 1, No. 4
MONTREAT COLLEGE, MONTREAT, NORTH CAROLINA
It’s Christmastime in the Smokies! Mon-
treat is again wrapped in all the Christmas
trimmings it can stand—a delightfully con
fusing land where angels work and mortals
watch and all are both.
As the lights swing gaily over the bridge,
their reflections play a game in the ripples
of the lake, and they bring nostalgia to
every college student. The fire blazing
in the hearth casts merry shadows over
the bough-bedecked lobby, recalling the
memory of past Yuletides and offering just
enough foretaste of the holidays at home.
Doors have the oddest ways of making
themselves look like Christmas packages or
mail bags of cards. We are reminded that
college students still take delight in child
ish things as they hang their stockings,
seemingly expecting St. Nick to land on
the roof any minute.
Days grow shorter; hearts grow bright
er; and students sing louder.
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SNEA AT RALEIGH CONVENTION
On November 15, the Montreat chapter
of the Student National Education Associa
tion was represented at the annual Fall
Convention for the Division of Future
Teachers of N. C. Education Association in
Several outstanding speakers were heard
on this day. Dr. William H. Cartwright,
Duke University, delivered a most interest
ing address on the subject of education.
There was also a symposium, “Education
Here and There”, in which Dr. Vida Elliott
from India, Mrs. Ann Perry from France,
David Hempleman from Australia, and
David Blakeway from England took part.
The symposium presented a very descript
ive picture of the school curriculum in
these different countries.
The third Student NEA meeting was Fri
day, November 28. Committees were ap
pointed to select some projects for pres
entation at the next meeting. Following
the business meeting. Dr. Bay spoke.
This organization plans to have its
Christmas party at the next meeting, De
Eight Tapped for Kappa Pi Beta
December 12-13—Open House in Home
Economics Laboratory. On Friday,
9:00-12:00 and 1:30-5:00. On Saturday,
9:00-12:00 and 1:30-3.00.
December 13—Tumbling Show—8:00.
December 14—Christmas Pageant—8:30
p.m. Carolling after Vespers.
December 17—Spanish Movie—4:10.
December 18—Christmas Party.
December 19—Open House in Dorms.
Students to Stage
The Enlistment and Training group of
S.C.A. in collaboration with Mr. Harden-
stine’s Music in Christian Education class
will present the annual Christmas pageant
on December 14. Students in Mr. Harden-
stine’s class wrote the script for this pro
duction, which is to be a Biblical and mus
ical presentation of the Christmas story with
silhouettes of each scene.
This group, which is led by Miss Pat
English, has already produced an inspira
tional Christmas play, THE LITTLIEST
Osborne, Owens Hon.
On a bleak November morning, every
heart in Montreat was singing and every
spirit was in tune with the spirit of May.
On this particular morning, it was an
nounced in chapel that the student body had
chosen Charlotte Osborne as May Queen,
and Martha Ann Owens as her Maid of
During the following week, each class
selected its representative to the court of
Queen Charlotte. From the Seniors, Mabel
Wicker; the Juniors, Martha Robinson; the
Sophomores, Lettie Brewer; the Freshmen,
Julia Worrell, were elected.
The annual tapping ceremony of the
Kappa Pi Beta was held Saturday, Novem
ber 29. Eight new members were tapped
into the literary society. Mrs. A. C. Holt,
who served as advisor for the past two
years, was awarded an honorary member
ship during this program. Miss Virginia
Buchanan was recognized as the sponsor
for this year.
The climax of the ceremony came when
the outstanding contribution “The Desert
of Time”, written by Beverly Mabe, was
read by Joy Townes, author of last year’s
best seller. Tom Arena’s “In His Place”
was selected as the runner-up. (Poem on
page 6.) Other members received into
Kappa Pi Beta were: Rosseaux Chappell,
Arlene Glass, Bettye Hampton, Dot Mc-
Googan, Don Marie Barney, and Marilyn
These contributions were judged on the
basis of their originality, form and gram
Those who were already members of the
Society are: Kathleen Johnston, president;
Jeanie Johnston, vice-president; Joy Townes,
secretary; Annette Gatlin, treasurer; and
Noel Morse, Mary Sullivan, and Jo Dean
Cabinet Installs Camp,
Freshman Class Prez
The present Freshman class of Montreat
College recently made history when they
elected Glenn Camp as class president.
Since the day the gates of the college offi
cially opened, a man had never before been
elected to head his class. Camp became
the second man on the cabinet of the Stu
dent Government Association, the first
place having been filled several weeks prev
iously with the choice of Tom Arena as
Other officers elected at that meeting
were: Vice-President, Marcia Hudson; Secre
tary, Barbara Powell; Treasurer, Bettye
Hampton; and Social Committee Represen
tative, Dot McGoogan.