VOLUME 4, NUMBER 3
THE DIALETTE, March 1967
Each year Montreat-Anderson
College designates a week as Re
ligious Emphasis Week. This year
during the week of February 6
through the 10th, the Reverend W.
Robert Martin, Jr., Admissions Of
ficer and Dean of Students at Union
Theological Seminary; Richmond, Vir
ginia, was invited to the campus.
“Operation rmpact” began on
Monday, February 6th, at 10:00 A. M.
Reverend Martin ws introduced to
the student body and delivered his
message entitled “The Impact of the
Man Jesus.” That night he conducted
a fireside discussion in the lobby
of Assembly Inn.
Each of his sermons during the
week dealt with the impact of Christ
ianity on man.
Open discussions were held in
the dorms and the Moore Center.
During one of the discussion periods
Reverend Martin was asked what he
felt about drinking. While not con
demning it, he went on to imply that
drinking should not be done in a
The banquet on the 10th brought
to the close Religious Emphasis Week.
Reverend Martin’s sermon on the
“Impact of Christ on America” sum
med up all of his previous discus
sions during the week.
In closing Reverend Martin said,
“I am leaving this campus with a
much better understanding of the
During the 1966 election cam
paign a group of Young Republicans
and Young Democrats decided to
organize a bipartisan political group.
They decided to call it the Political
Action Committee or the PAC.
The name of the Club tells you
its goals. It proposes to bring pol
itical speakers to the campus and to
act in the Montreat-Black Mountain
community to help those in need.
The group was organized in Nov
ember and elected as its officers:
Micky Sheehan-Presidnt, Calvin Can
non-Vice President, Peggy Wagner-
Secretary and Bill Jones-Chaplain.
The advisor is Mr. John Ricks, Pro
fessor of history.
The PAC has carried out sev
eral projects in the Black Mountain
area on Saturday afternoons. It pat
ched up holes in a ramshackled
house where the wind had whistled
through. Also, it worked two Sat
urdays repairing a disabled lady’s
house, where the roof had caved in.
Ihe meetings are held every
other Thursday. Its next meeting
will be March 2, at 6:30, when Sen
ator Herbert Hyde of Asheville will
discuss, “How the North Carolina
legislature compares with other leg
islatures and how it can be im
The PAC will also sponsor Re
presentative Gordon Greenwood’s
talk in Chapel on March 6. He is the
Editor of the Black Mountain News
and Chairman of the powerful Ap-
WHY THEY PROTEST
The war in Viet Nam has gen
erated a good deal of debate on col
lege campuses recently. Why do
these people, and others, protest and
argue? Well, says the University
of Oregon Daily Emerald, the pres
ent generation of college youth was
born deep in the bowels of the great
est world war in history. Many of
them have no living fathers because
of that war, and many others have
fathers bearing the lifelong scars of
Five years after the war, when
most of today’s students were
between the ages of 3 and 19, an
other major conflict was at hand,
this time in Korea. 'The youngsters
say their older brothers were drafted
for battle—many of them just out of
college. Some never came home.
Today, 12 years after the end
of the Korean war and fewer years
after Quemoy, and Cuba, America
again faces a major war, this time
with implications the world has only
recently begun to imagine.
Today’s college student had little
or no contact with developments
which led to the present situation in
Viet Nam. Precious few voices were
raised in question when President
Eisenhower first committed Ameri
can troops in Southeast Asia as early
as 1956. The adults who today crit
icize the student for inspecting his
government’s policies paid pitifully
little attention to the warnings sound
ed a decade ago about America
fighting a land war in Asia.
So today’s student watches draft
calls rise and wonders who will be
next. He watches Sen. Wayne Morse’s
predictions of massive war in Asia
propriations Committee in the State
Legislature. He will discuss “Why
young people should go into politics.”
PAC welcomes new members. If
you are interested you may contact
one of its officers.
slowly become reality, and he rightly
questions Defense Secretary Robert
McNamara’s three forecasts that
American boys would be home by the
end of 1965. Most of all, he wonders
about the real reasons for this war
8,000 miles from home, reasons which
have yet to be fully explained.
The fact is that many more, col
lege students should concern them
selves with this war—more even than
they are now concerned. It may be
the most important problem they will
ever face. Those who are vigorously
debating the issue are asking quest
ions all Americans should be asking,
regardless of political beliefs. They’re
not kidding themselves into unthink
ing acceptance of glib official an
swers given by diplomats.
Today’s student would like a
chance to finish school, get a job
and perhaps marry and raise a fam
ily, uninterrupted by nuclear inferno.
If his body is to be committed to
war of another generation’s making,
then today’s student wants some an
swers, and his right to demand them
This, America, is why they pro
OPPORTUNITY. . .
Students - Here is your opportun
ity of leaving Montreat and seeing
the world. The Adams girls and
Lookout boys will co-sponsor a dance
and cruise aboard the “Polynesian
Outrigger” at Lake Norman, near
Davidson, North Carolina on April
The boat will be decorated in a
Polynesian motif and can hold up to
Students will leave Montreat at
2:00 in the afternoon and have a pic
nic supper there, followed by the
dance cruise. The Impacts, who
backed up the Tams earlier this
year will be performing.
Mr. Bunk Spann hopes that
everyone will come whether they have
dates or not. The cost is $5.00 a
couple and $3.00 stag. This includes
transportation, the dinner and the
Students should make reservat
ions as soon as possible. Further
information will be announced at a
Josh White, Jr., appeared in
concert before a capacity crowd of
students in Moore Center Wednes
day, February 22. He has toured
most of the major night clubs on
both the East and West Coast the
past two years, appearing at New
York’s “Bitter End” and San Fran
cisco’s “The Hungry I.” He has
also appeared on Broadway in sev
eral plays. His television programs
have included Hootenanny, the Today
Show, the Mike Wallace Show, and
the Mike Douglas Show.
During a two and a half hour
program, he sang American folk
ballads and popular folk songs, along
with an endless capacity for humor
and joke telling. Mr. White does
his own arranging of the numbers
he sings, and has a talent for com
Student response has been tre
mendous towards Josh White’s ap
pearance. He received a standing
ovation at the conclusion of his
program, and was asked to sing sev
eral encore numbers.
Many students have already ask
ed Mr. Bunk Spann to schedule his
appearance here next year.