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Box 433, Montreat, N. C.
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Miss Elizabet]- Iloyt
VOLUME 5, NO. 6
MONTREAT-ANDERSON COLLEGE, MONTREAT, N. C.
Decisions For Many Students
The management of the Mon-
treat-Anderson College cafeteria
in Assembly Inn was just recently
taken over by Morrison Pood Ser
vices, a subsidiary of the Morrison
Cafeteria Company. Mr. Jones
Snell has come here with his family
from Chattanooga, Tennessee, to
be its manager.
“This is the first step” according
to Dr. Calvin Grier Davis, president
of Mountain Retreat Association,
in a program for the Morrison
Pood Service to assume the mana
gement responsibilites for all food
services operations on the confer
ence grounds of the General As
sembly of the Presbyterian Church
in the United States.
Morrison Cafeteria Company has
grown since it was started by J.
A. Morrison in 1920 into an organ
ization that now employs more than
5,000 persons. The Morrison chain
has grown from one cafeteria in
1920 to 37 cafeterias today, with
more to come. Morrison Food Ser
vices operates cafeterias in indus
trial plants, schools and hospitals
throughout the South. All Mor
rison Cafeterias are well known for
their fine foods and low prices.
The Student Christian Associa
tion Council recently elected new
leaders for the Stewardship and
Church Extension Groups. Joan
Weller will head the Stewardship
Group. Mary Alice Payseur will
head the Church Extension Group.
Joan, a sophomore from Lynch
burg, Virginia, graduated from
Boonsboro High School. She plans
to enter the teaching profession.
As can be seen by her bulletin
boards in Gaither, she is a hard
Mary Alice, a freshman from
Gastonia, North Carolina, plans to
enter religious and social work.
She graduated from Frank L.
Ashley High School. The main
work of the Church Extension
Group is among the youth at
Lakey Gap Presbyterian Church.
Pictured above are: Alva Pettit, Judy Jettner, and “Sam’
Sadie Hawkins’ Day and Twirp
Week-end began on Saturday
afternoon, March 10, at 3:30 p. m.
with a chase. Anderson Lawn and
the area around Lake Susan was
filled with girls in dungarees and
bright colored skirts chasing the
men of their choice. This amusing
and entertaining event was enjoy
ed by both the participants who
took part and the spectators who
—Turn to Page 4
Now On Campus
Have you noticed some unfamil
iar people on campus and wondered
who they were? These strangers
are the new students, and the
DIALETTE takes pleasure in in
troducing them to you.
First stop is in Howerton Hall
with Esther Santiago. If you don’t
know Esther by now just listen for
“Oh, my stars” or “Hi, Keed” and
you can almost lay odds on it being
Esther. Esther hails from Puerto
Rico and is the daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Candido Santiago. Be
fore coming to Montreat she at
tended the University of Puerto
Rico from 1967-1958. When Est
her moved to Miami, Florida, where
she now makes her home, she met
a woman who knew of her desire
to continue her ducation. She also
knew that Esther wanted to major
i n Christian Education and
become a Director of Educa
tion, so she recommended Montreat
College to her. When Esther be
came interested in Montreat, the
lady made the arrangements for
her spring entrance. When asked
about her first impression of Mon
treat, Esther said frankly, “Miss
Wilson was so kind to me, and her
smile reassured me that I was read-
y to face my new life ahead of me.”
She was also enthusiastic over the
friendliness of the students. After
being here for a month now Esther
says that her opinion has not
changed; she likes the friendliness
■ that surrounds her, the Christian at
mosphere, the beauty of Montreat,
the dorm life she shares and last,
but certainly not least, her studies.
Now it is on to Fellowship to talk
with Elizabeth Taylor. Elizabeth
is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.
K. Taylor and she comes from Old
Fort, N. C. When asked about how
she heard of and finally came to
Montreat she replied that it was
the Harris sisters, Mary Jo and
Alice, who influenced her decision.
She said she had also been up to
Montreat before, so she knew what
the campus was like and knew
many of the girls. Her first im
pression of Montreat, like Esther’s,
was the friendliness of the stu
dents. After being here for a
while she says that she still goes
along with her original opinion and
not yet met or seen Elizabeth, just
look around and also listen for,
“That upsets me,” and you just
might catch her on the run to anot
her class. Only one question Eliza
beth, Where’s Eddie?
Now it’s back to Howerton for
a talk with Sharon Philippe. Sharon
is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R.
R. Philippe and comes from Alex
andria, Virginia. Sharon also is a
major in Christian Education.
When asked about how she decided
to come to Montreat, she said she
was influenced by the associate
minister of her church who spoke
highly of Montreat. Her first im
pression of Montreat was in agree
ment with Esther’s and Elizabeth’s
and she adds that she thought the
campus was very pretty. She says
that she still is happy and would
not trade what she has now for
anything. If you have not seen
or met Sharon, this reporter’s ad
vice is just to look down or listen
for someone to yell, “Rabbit,” and
wait for her to turn round.
Small But Active
“Small, but active” is a state
ment that could well be used in
reference to the prayer group in
College Hall. Although the at
tendance has not been too large,
the group has met regularly and
has looked forward to the short
The boys who have been in
charge of the prayer group meet
ings have used devotionals mater
ials which contain thoughts of in
spiration. The short sentence
prayers of each individual person
have meant a great deal to the
One night shortly before Christ
mas vacation. Rev. Robert Gray
led a very interesting discussion
with the group in the lobby of
College Hall. Several pointed
questions were asked by the boys,
and Mr. Gray discussed each
question in such a manner that
we were better able to under
stand the problems surrounding
One night our group met with
the girls’ group in the lobby of
Howerton Hall, and then the girls
from Fellowship and Howerton
Halls joined with us on another
night. Both meetings proved to
be effective and enjoyable.
Recently, the group met in
Gaither Chapel late one night
with Reverend Armfield being
in charge of the service. Three
hymns were sung, and Mr. Arm-
field gave a short talk about
Joseph’s journey into Egypt.
The prayer group has meant a
great deal to each person who
has attended, and it has been a
blessing to join together in Chris
Politics is a game that everyone
enjoys playing and diplomacy is a
most intriguing aspect of the game.
One United Nations is the housed
battleground for world diplomacy
and any mock assembly is an ex
cellent practice ground for future
diplomats. Montreat-Anderson has
four future diplomats: Miss Bar
bara Pound, Miss Teia Pontes, Mr.
David Ehmig, and Mr. W. Pratt
These four students attended the
Middle Carolina State College Feb
ruary 14-17, 1962, as representa
tives of Brazil. They took part in
committee meetings and General
Assembly sessions. Each student
attended a different committee
meeting for the entire session; but
they were together for the other
sessions. The four committees at
tended were: Legal, Social, Polit
ical, and Ad Hoc.
Dr. Frank Graham, United Nat
ions Mediator (and a Presbyterian)
spoke to the delegates Thursday
night. His doctor had advised him
not to make the speech; however,
he appeared as scheduled at the
proper place and gave his speech.
Committee meetings were the
main occupation of the delegates
the first two days. Just as the UN
carries on much of its business in
committees, so did the Model U.N.
and when the General Assembly
convened all but the most import
ant items had already been decided.
The four Montreat-Anderson
College students learned much a-
bout diplomacy on this trip and
next year they hope more students
will try to go. The prime require
ment is interest.
of The Month
When I met Haskell in Novem
ber, 1959, I was very much im
pressed with his personality. Al
though we were strangers, he was
friendly and seemed to have a
sincere interest in other people.
I have been with Haskell a great
deal since the first time we met.
We have worked, studied, and
shared fun together. It is a priv
ilege to know someone with such
a personality as his. He comes
from a close-knit family who have
a Christian love for each other.
His major interests are art work,
drama, and singing. While he
was in high school, he did sev
eral paintings, some of which
were given high recognition in art
exhibits. He was chosen to be
the art editor for his school’s
yearbook when he was a senior.
His interest in drama was height
ened when he received a major
role in the senior class play. In
spite of his many' high school
activities, he found enough time
to develop his interest in singing.
After Haskell graduated from
high school, he attended the
Minneapolis Art School in Minne
apolis, Minnesota, and then work
ed a while before he became a
student at Montreal in September,
1960. He has engaged in many
of the college activities since he
came here and has done art work
for both the SUN DIAL and the
DIALE'TTTE. His dramatic abil
ity has been proven when he has
played leading roles in the col
lege’s dramatic productions. I
think that we will long remember
how well he portrayed “Scrooge”
in the CHRISTMAS CAROL.
Haskell is a sincere and well-
rounded person. He realizes the
true value of having an education,
and he is working hard to pre
pare himself for the future. His
personality has added warmth ana
happiness to the spirit of our
college. I am happy that he has
been chosen as the “Personality
of the Month” because it is an
honor he has earned and dcseiwes.