Bex 433, Montreat, N. C. Return Postage Guaranteed The Dialette wontreot, VOLUME 5, NO. 5 MONTREAT-ANDERSON COLLEGE, MONTREAT, N. C. FEBRUARY, 1962 STUDENTS COMMENCE DEPUTATION PROJECTS (New Tradition) Warren Coker, a student organist; Waldo Miller, a liberal arts major; and Roger Allen, a business administrative major (left to right), freshmen at Montreat-Anderson college, with Dr. Ivan B. Stafford (V. P. at Montreat-Anderson and the Mountain Retreat Association), study a proto-type of a tryolean hat which is expected to be adopted by the board of trustees as the symbol of the Moun tain Retreat Association Development Program. Ending the old year with a new tradition became the experience of three Montreat-Anderson Col lege students on December 31, 1961. Roger Allen, Warren Coker and Waldo Miller, Jr., along with Dr. Ivan Stafford, participated in the first student deputation team from Montreat-Andersbn College and the Mountain Retreat Asso ciation. Early in December Dr. Stafford outlined the objects of these teams in a chapel talk to the students and when the facilities 0 f Westminister Presbyterian Church in Charleston, South Car olina, were offered to him. Dr. GIFT LEFT TO ASSOCIATION Dr. C. Grier Davis, president of . Retreat, Association, announced that he had’'received word from Mr. L. K. Benson of Milling, Saal, Saunders, Benson and Woodward that Miss Mable A. Dresser of New Orleans, La., had left a cash gift of $50,000.00 in favor of the Mountain Retreat Association. In announcing the gift. Dr. Davis said that this is one of the outstanding gifts made in recent years to this mountain institution. The Mountain Retreat Association is a wholly owned facility of the Presbyterian Church in the United States and it operates the General Assembly’s Conference Center. No immediate plans have been made for tbe use of Miss Dresser’s gift but it is assumed that the board of trustees will apply it to the development program now in the planning stages. Dr. Davis stated that the in stitutions at Montreat were in creasingly becoming the recipients of benefactions from estates as an evidence of the growing con cern among church people for the improvement of the facilities made available here. Concert Duo Opens Minds Stafford accepted and preparations were begun. Roger Allen spoke on his life as a business administration stu dent at Montreat. He outlined careers which his course prepares him for and spoke on his courses at Montreat. Warren Coker cent ered his remarks around the music students program at Montreat. His talk embodied both music course descriptions and descrip tions of the liberal arts courses required of music students. Waldo Miller talked on courses offered in the language, history and Bible departments. He also gave a brief account of the history of Montreat-Anderson College. Dr. Ivan Stafford ended the forum type discussion with an overall projection into the future of Montreat. He tied together what the students said concerning —Turn to Page 3 Freshmen Elect Representative Margo Fraser has been elected by the freshmen girls to be the WRA Gold Representative. Margo is from Alexandria and is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Donald H. Fraser. As Gold Representative, she serves on the WRA Board and works in cooperation with the Blue Representative on publiciz ing the ideas of the Women’s Recreational Association. Margo is also responsible for freshmen girls’ participation in spotrs. Prior to her election Margo at tended a conference at Guilford College, Guilford, North Carolina, on December 1. This conference was for representatives from var ious colleges in North Carolina and was held for the purpose of discussing problems and exchang ing ideas concerning physical ed ucation and recreation. The recent two-day visit of the Cello-Piano Concert Duo of Sher man Van Solkema and Harry Dunscombe, introduced to Mon treat students two artists of un surpassed capabilities. Their stay on our campus was relaxing and rewarding to us and to them. Their time on campus was turn ed over completely to the school and Montreat-Anderson began us ing their time and talents within three hours after their arrival. Mr. Dunscombe and Mr. Van Solk ema were “guests” of the Com parative Arts’ class and their comments on performing, touring, practicing, and the arts in general were soaked up by eager minds. One topic of interest that hour was the trend of contemporary music. This discussion was most stimulating, especially because of Mr. Van Solkema’s participation in the field as a composer. The following morning the two visitors presented a chapel pro- —Turn to Page 4 Di\ Crucet Speaks to Club On January 15, the Language Club was privileged to have as its guest speaker Dr. Crucet, a surgeon on the staff of Oteen Hospital. He has just recently come from Cuba and now lives with his family in Black Moun tain. Dr. Crucet gave a brief synopsis of the history of Cuba with final emphasis on the present govern ment of Cuba. His talk showed how the government of Russia has put its fingers in the present government of Cuba. He spoke on the advanced social laws exist ing in Cuba before the Castro regime and constrasted them with the present laws. The next meeting of the Lang uage Club will feature a one hour movie, “Around South America”. All language students are invited to attend these meetings of the most active organization on cam pus. SUNDAY EVENING RETREAT HELD On Sunday, January 14, the Montreat-Anderson College stu dents were invited by the Moiir treat Women of the Church to eat supper in private homes. One hundred and sixty-five stu dents signed to be entertained by these people: Mrs. Brown, Mrs. Brinkley, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Co burn, Mr. and Mrs. Marion Cor bett, Mr. and Mrs. Corrie, Dr. and Mrs. C. Grier Davis, Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Gammon, the Gartrell fam ily, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Hopper, Miss Elizabeth Hoyt, Miss Carol Williams, Mr. and Mrs. James Latimer, Mr. Sam Leonard, Mr. and Mrs. Frank McElroy, Mrs. Gladys Slight, the Clyde Stubbs, Mr. and Mrs. Kay Stutts, Mr. and Mrs. Karl Snyder, Mr. and Mrs. Ivan Stafford, Mr. and Mrs. George Stockton, Edith and Jean Tait, Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Thiel- man, Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Wil helm, Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Williams Mrs. C. W. Wood, and Miss Winfred Wood. DISTINGIIiSHED VISITORS’ PROGRAM CONCERT The concert duo of Harry Duns combe, cellist, and Sherman Van Solkema, pianist, who have ap peared at Montreat-Anderson Col lege on February 8, at Chapel- Gaither Hall in the morning from 10 to 10:30 A.M. and in the even ing at 8:00 P.M., was formed at the University of Michigan in 1958 when both artists were doctoral students there. Harry Dunscombe attended the University of Florida at Gaines ville, his native city, where he conducted two Bach festivals for the Gainesville Bach Society. He later studied cello and conducting at the Royal Conservatory in Brussels, receiving a “premier prix” for cello in 1954. He has since been a member of the faculty at the University of Kentucky and at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan. During several years of grad uate study at the University of Michigan, Mr. Dunscombe was a pupil of Oliver Edel. His most recent study was with Pablo Casals in California. Sherman Van Solkema was grad uated from Calvin College, He studied piano with John Kollen in Ann Arbor, later with Friedrich Muehrer at the Hochschule fuer Nusik in Mannheim, and with Ed ward Steuermann in New York SUN DIAL Work in the 1962 SUN DIAL is well underway. The cover has been returned and wlil be kept a secret until the SUN DIALS are given out in May. The individual pictures have all arrived and the' representatives would appreciate it if the students would get their pictures from them. In Howerton Hall see Susie Smith, in Fellowship Hall Miranda Fain, in College Hall Bob Jarmin, day students see Shirley Pound. The deadline for annual sub scriptions will be vlose. The en tire cost for a copy of the 1962 annual is $5.50. Please pay one of the following people: Virginia Durham, Bob Jarman, George Boney, Carol Holder or Millie Ray. Dr, Grier Davis Announces Posts Reuben B. Robertson, Sr., of Asheville and Dr. Oliver C. Car michael of Biltmore Forest, North Carolina, have accepted co chairmanship of the Board of Visitors of Montreat - Anderson College. Their acceptance was announced by Dr. C. Grier Davis, president, who said the board will be com posed of 15 to 20 educational leaders who will study the insti tution in the light of its objectives and make suggestions in overall planning for extension and growth of the college. Robertson is past president and chairman of the board of Champ ion Papers, Inc. Dr. Carmichael, a past presi dent of the University of Ala bama, now holds a position with the Ford Foundation for Advance ment of Education. City. He studied composition at the University of Michigan with composer-in-residence Ross Lee Finney, and with Roberto Gerhard of Cambridge, England. Mr. Van Solkema’s “Three Pieces for Violoncello and Piano” received their world premiere in Rio de Janeiro in September, 1960, when the duo took their first concert tour in Brazil. Other principal cities, such as Sao Paulo and Porto Alegre, were also visited. The recital programs of Duns combe and Van Solkema reflect the duo’s deep interest in the great sonatas of Bach, Beethoven and Brahms, but these are set off by the inclusion of works of a soloistic character and frequent performances of contemporary music. —T'um to Page 3 Miss February 'Ai: JUDY JETTNER Judy is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Jettner of Hialeah, Florida. She graduated from Hialeah High School where she was active in FTA, FHA, chorus, and was on the newspaper and annual staffs. As a member of the Hialeah Methodist Church, Judy was active in the MYF. Af ter she leaves Montreat Judy in tends to attend Florida State where her sister, Pat, is a junior. Upon graduation Judy plans on teaching elementary school. Here at Montreat Judy is a member of tbe chorus, choir, the Montreat Singers, and is in the Church Extension group. If she is not busy with these activities and can’t be found in the library with Alva, the chance are that she is either at the skating rink, writing or collecting poetry, em broidering, laughing, or singing at the top of her lungs. Judy’s most outstanding feat ures are her bright red hair and an equally as bright smile. It doesn’t take very long before you are drawn to her by her infectious humor and understanding nature. ■Whatever she is doing or has to do, Judy is always ready to listen to your problems and help in. any way she can.