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FUN FOR ALL
One not infrequent complaint heard at Montreat is boredom. This strains
credibility. There is a wide variety of amusement here for enterprising students.
One should never lack something to do. As we see it, the only problem is
selecting the proper activity. In order to make your choice easier, we thought
it wise briefly to discuss inexpensive, popular diversions at oiir school
Rock-hopping is something suggested for the health-minded. Necessary equipment
includes a tattered pair of tennis shoes, sturdy ankles, and reckless daring.
It is in particular fovor in the spring. Still, as rock-hopping is excellent insurance
against thick blood, and other infirmities of advancing age, such sport is
appropriate for the entire school year. A caution to would-be participants.:
Avoid misses, since wet clothing leads eventually to the infirmary.
Unfortunately, the above exercise involves only half the limbs. The rest may
be taken care of in Howerton Cafeteria. We mean, of course, food-throwing.
This is a perennial favorite among students. Necessarily, the hurler must have a
strong, accurate arm as well as a healthy disregard for Amy Vanderbilt. Discretion
is an item best left out.
A milder activity and an uncommon one, is petting dead cats. So far as we know,
such pleasure is a rarity. The necessary equipment should be cold and stiff.
Further, it should be appropriately placed below the steps at Gaither. To
participate you need to be an early riser. The essential commodity is usually found
only before eight o'clock classes.
Perhaps animal lovers wish to seek more vicarious excitement. As you wish.
Car owners have an unexcelled chance for great fun. Racing over speed breakers
affords much bracing refreshment. However, it contributes to the chiropractor's
livelihood and should not be done in excess. Nevertheless, one should not
discount its social value. Conversations with Pete Post and his associates are
Talk brings us to more sedentary pastimes. Lying gives the creative hobbyist reward
for his carefully cultivated talent. An appearance before Honor Court is truly
something to write home about; though the chances are you will be able to tell the
folks in person. It all depends on the liar's level of attainment in his craft.
Montreat-Anderson lacks appreciative judges of skillful fabrications. Therefore,
it is best to air one's falsehoods off campus.
Another less ambitious skill that can be practiced repeatedly is coughing.
Competition is fierce and matches are regularly scheduled for 9:50 A. M. on
Fridays. To make the best showing, those included should be as near the front
of Gaither as possible. Remember, your best critic is the man speaking.
We realize some students lack the phlegm or audacity for vocal amusement.
You have not been neglected. Certainly, the least demanding and possibly the
most tranquil recreation is watching the leaves change colors. In this way, the
eager scholar is able to avoid weariness while dispelling confusion. By gazing
at nature's handiwork, the relaxed student returns to his studies able to judge
that Nero had a distaste for Christians. And that brings us to our final area of
entertainment. Yes, studying is an exacting activity. While not on a par with
Honor Court offenses, it offers smug satisfaction to the faddists who make it a
Memo — "Shut up, " he explained. — from Ring Lardner.
Montreat-Anderson's Conservation Club is
beginning a new season and will bring "life"
to the MAC campus on dull weekends. The
club features many exciting activities. The
most publicized activity is the club's
annual bear hunt. This involves a delicious,
off campus, breakfast before dawn. Then the
club heads for the woods armed for action as
the dogs seek a trail. Throughout the year,
turkey shoots and skeet shoots provide the
sportsman with enjoyment. Canoeing trips
and hikes are also sponsored by the club. And
of course there is the hayride.
Last year's club
Community service is rendered through
beautification work projects. Also the
stocking of Lake Susan with hundreds of
fighting trout is the club's idea of enjoyable
work. Club members form a FIRE FIGHTING
UNIT, recognized officially by the Catawba
District of the U. S. Forest Service.
It is obvious that the club has an active
purpose. Representative Roy Taylor, Chairman
of National Fbrks and Recreation subcommittee,
has commended the club for its efforts. Also
the club v/as featured in a two page spread
on the 1967 May issue of "Wildlife" in
North Carolina. It fulfills its purpose of
"enjoying to the fullest the natural resources
of streams and woodlands and wildlife."
All students, especially girls, are invited
to join and participate In club activities.
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