V0LUME4, NUMBER 4
THE DIALETTE, April 1967
Speaks To Students
Raun MacKinnon is one of the
finest singer-composers to appear on
the folk-rock scene. Like many of her
compatriots, she has been making the
transition from folk to the pop sound.
She writes most of her own material,
which includes, ballads, pure folk,
spirituals, novelty numbers and the
contemporary pop-rock sound.
During her busy week at Mon
treat Raun took time out for a brief
but interesting interview for the Dia
The first question that was ask
ed was what kind of music do you
like to sing best? She answered, “I
like to sing rock and roll the best but
the reason that I do not do it in a
performance is because you have to
have a band.”
She said that she considered Pete
Seeger as the best male singer and
Odetta as the best female. As for the
best group she chose the Mitchell Trio
formerly the Chad Mitchell Trio.
Next she was asked how she lik
ed the South. She stated, “I think the
South is real nice. It is geographically
beautiful, and the people are very
pleasant. In the South I have noticed
a different attitude in the women.
They have to put on a front because
the social order is set up that way.
Southern women are less fashionable
but more beautifully groomed and I
like the way that they look better. As
for Southern men they are far more
polite than Northern men.
There are two groups that I highly
disapprove of that are more violent in
the South. They are the Klu Klux
Klan and the Black Muslims.”
Concerning her stay at Montreat
she said, “I deeply appreciate the
fine treatment that I received. I
have not gotten a lot of flak from the
students which I appreciate.” Still
talking about Montreat she stated, “I
would like to live here for it reminds
me of my mother’s house. Everything
here is so peaceful and quiet.”
After learning of her feelings
toward the Black Muslums Raun was
asked how she felt about Cassius
Clay. “If he is going to live off the
Representative Gordon Green
wood spoke to the student body Mon
day, March 6, on “Policies of the
North Carolina Legislature” and
“Why Young People Should Go Into
Politics.” Representative Greenwood
is the Editor of The Black Mountain
News and Chairman of the powerful
Appropriations Committee in the N.
Several issues were brought to
the students’ attention. The first was
whether 18 year olds should be able
to vote in North Carolina. Represent
ative Greenwood is in favor of this
and he said, “18-year-olds are mature
enough to have the responsibility of
voting”. He felt most of the 160
people in the Assembly are in favor
of this also.
The second issue was whether
East Carolina College should remain
a college or be granted university
status. Representative Greenwood
stated, “There is a great difference
between being a college or a univer
sity with the biggest difference being
the cost.” The North Carolina State
Board of Higher Education will make
a report on this in two to three weeks.
The third point discussed was
that of “brown-bagging” the taking
of legalized whiskey into clubs, and
restaurants. According to Mr. Green
wood, whiskey by the drink in North
Carolina has no chance in the House
or the Senate. Bills that have been
brought up concerning this have not
passed the Attorney General’s office.
Concerning young people’s place
in politics he said that they need to
be aware of what is happening in
their state and the nation, and each
person should know each candidate
and all issues that have been brought
up so that he can vote intelligently.
He w'ent on to say that a person who
does not vote has no right to complain
about taxes or the way the govern
ment is run.
material benefits of his country then
he should have to serve his country.
I do not condone draft dodging and
he is being unpatriotic. People should
respect their country.”
She felt that the Vietnam Wai
ts stupid and it is costing the United
States too much money but it is not
President Johnson’s fault and we can
not pull out of it now.
Raun listed as some of the top
personalities in the United States that
make the news as Cassius Clay, Bobby
Kennedy, George Lincoln Rockwell,
Baby Jane Holzer, former Governor
George Wallace, and Billy Graham.
She was then asked why she listed
“Clay belongs to a militant or
ganization and he is trying to get out
of the draft because of his religion.
As for Kennedy I admire that family
and Rockwell because he makes a
mockery of Nazism and that is a good
thing. Everything Baby Jane has done
it has been because of her money.
Billy Graham sincerely believes in
what he is doing and he has done a
remarkable job and he is very brill
Asked about her religious beliefs
she answered, “Each man’s religion
is his own and no individual cannot
live without some sort of faith, whet
her it is in God or himself. The forc
ing of religion is stupid but I am not
condemning the compulsory chapel
here for the people knew what they
were getting into when they came
here. I cannot stand someone who
condemns another’s religion.”
Raun answered the final quest
ion of what is your main goal in life
this way. “I would like to have the
freedom to do what ever I would
like to do within the law.”
In her spare time Raun likes to
knit, cook, read, watch other perfor
mers and sleep.
While she was here Raun con
ducted a workshop every afternoon
plus her concerts at night. She even
gave a concert at the Evaluation
Raun is on her way to being one
of the biggest stars in her profession.
On April 8th and 9th, the Stu
dent Christian Association sponsored
a “Sports Spectacular” featuring a
few of the outstanding members of
the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
This is the second year the S. G. A.
has undertaken such a program.
On Saturday afternoon, a pow
der-puff football game was held bet
ween the Christian Athletes and the
boys of the college. Montreat Ander
son came through, winning 18-6.
Following the game a banquet
was given in Howerton Cafeteria in
troducing the individual athletes to
the student body.
Saturday night a basketball
game was held between the athletes
and Montreat students. Most of the
athlestes were former basketball play
ers and Montreat stood little chance
Sunday morning, Loren Young,
the Southwestern Regional Director
of the Fellowship of Christian Athle
tes spoke in church on “The Dynam
ics of the Athlete’s love of God.”
He stated, “It hurts to be a
champion; athletes must endure tre
mendous pain to win. The apostle
Paul wrote in athletic terms when he
said that he ran the hard road, and
fought the good fight. We must bear
pain for the things that count. Thr
ough Christ we have more than a
hope of victory; we have a promise
that we will be winners.”
Heading the list of athletes was
Bill Curry, former All-American at
Georgia Tech, and offensive center
for the World Champion Green Bay
Packers. Curry was put on the draft
list and was picked up by the Nat
ional Football League’s newest entry,
the New Orleans Saints. He was re
cently traded to the Baltimore Colts.
The Lotz .brothers have played
a major role in athletes at the Uni
versity of North Carolina. John is
assistant coach for the Tar Heels
basketball team, and Danny was an
All American on the U. N. C. 1967
basketball team that won the N. C.
A. A. Championship. Danny is marri
ed to Ann Graham of Montreat, who
is the daughter of Billy Graham.
David and Hugh Corliss, twins
from U. N. C. at Chapel Hill, were
also here. David was an All Ameri
can at La Grange college in Georgia.
Albert Long, the only person to
letter in four sports at U. N. C., was
moderator at Saturday night’s ban
quet. Barry St. Clair, basketball star
at Davidson College, also participated.
Kohler To Lead
Bo Lowery, Len Hull, and Susan
Kohler have been elected to lead the
students during the 1967-68 school
year. Mr. Lowery was elected as pre
sident of the Student Govern
ment Association while Mr. Hull was
elected as President of the Honor
Court. Miss Kohler will be the new
President of the Student Christian
Bo Lowery hails from Great
Falls, South Carolina. He served as
President of the Freshman Class this
past school year. Bo also has been
very active in other phases of Mon
treat life. He enjoys all sports but
his favorite lives in Howerton Hall.
Len Hull is a native Tar Heel
and he makes his home in Charlotte.
Len, who resembles Johnny Carson,
has been very active in school activi
ties. He served on the Dogwood
Manor Committee and was the leader
of a folk group on campus. Currently
he is playing on the tennis team.
Miss Kohler comes from Mem
phis, Tennessee. She has been very
active with the Children’s Home and
the “Entertainers”. She served as
the chairman of the Drama Club and
was elected from her hometown as a
representative to the Gatlinburg