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Honor Court begins its third year at
Montreat-Anderson with AI Wilson as
president. According to him, "the purpose
of Honor Court is the judging and
disciplining of students by students." He
adds, "It is the kind of discipline that
will benefit the student and protect the
college's ideals and traditions."
The student judicial body deals with
such offenses as lying, cheating, stealing,
morals related to sex, disciplinary
probation, fireworks, and contempt of
court. It meets at once after a case is
turned in. These are the only times the
Court convenes. Wilson's fellow officers
are David Walters, vice-president, and
Pam Whitelock, secretary. Faculty advisors
this year are Rev. Fbul Kercher, professor
of Bible, and Miss Janet Stone who
instructs in the history department. Miss
Stone views the Court as "a guiding body, "
"positive, " and believes it should be
"corrective." Rev. Kercher thinks its
responsibility is "student enforcement of
the rules of the college and the meeting
out of punishment when the rules are
broken. Another purpose is to habilitate
the defender."
A student does not have to witness against
himself. Testimony is voluntary. It is
Court policy to tape record the defendant's
words. "This is for the protection of the
student, " states Kercher. AI Wilson
attests, "Each case that comes to the
court is handled separately and individually.
We do not rubber stamp them. " Miss Stone
has had prior experience \yith the honor
court system at another school system.
She agrees with the president that
"they do no base cases on precedent."
Miss Stone maintains, "the judgments
they impose on their fellow students are
far more effective than anything adults
might do." The idea of a special student
group to administer justice did not come
to MAC until 1965. Before that, the
Honor Court was the student legislature.
It was presided over by the president of
the student body. Completely unrelated
people were on the Honor Court. Major
offenses were handled by the Administrative
Committee. WiIson comments, "After
three years of unsatisfactory operation, a
judicial body was created with Kenny
Wilshire as president and Mike Manos
as vice-president."
Today, AI Wilson is the third Honor
Court president. Len Hull preceeded him,
winning last year's Faculty Service
Award in the process.
Wilson says of the faculty working with
them, "These people have lived all their
lives with discipline — disciplining others
and disciplining themselves." Rev. Kercher
reminds that the group shouldn't feel
"hyper-righteous." Miss Stone doesn't foresee
any smug self-righteousness on the
Court's part since the officers were
elected by the students. "How well
Honor Court does, " she believes,
"depends on the students - and they
can make it,"
mac's office is missing, a familiar face-
that of Mrs. ftjtty Clapp. After two years of
working at Montreat, Fbtty has given up the
life of a secretary to become a family woman.
She is eagerly awaiting the arrival of her
first child in November.
When asked about her work, Patty admitted
that she had loved it and found it very
rewarding. As for the people, she said,
"1 couldn't have worked with a nicer group
of people."
Fbtty observed changes in the faculty and
in the students during her last two years here.
She found that faculty workshops unified the
faculty. They now seem to be working
toward one goal and are much closer. In
the students, she has watched the student
government grow and become more organized.
Her over-all observation is that everything
at Montreat is going upward, "there has been
no lapse here. " She is also eager, as we all
are, to see the new buildings go up. Ibtty
said that she would miss Montreat. Montreat
will miss you too, Patty!
Fbtty is here for a couple of days to train
our new secretary, who is eager to meet all
of the students. She is Mrs. "Boots" Glenn
from Black Mountain. Mrs. Glenn is married
and the mother of two children. She was
educated at Mars Hill College. Let's make
her feel at home!
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Mr. Lockwood is our new art teacher here
at Montreat. For the last couple of years,
art has been a snap. Take heed all you
goof-offs, this man has other ideas. Mr,
Lockwood is a former Marine D. 1.'.
Mr. Lockwood was born in Gary, Indiana
and became interested in art while visiting
o friend at the Illinois Institute of Technological
in Advertising and Construction Design. His
major interests now are in sculpture and three
dimension art work.
The art department at Montreat does not
have everything needed, but Mr. Lockwood
is volunteering a projector and will begin
building up a collection of slides. He also
plans to have local artists come In and
lecture and put prints of famous works of art
in the classrooms. Another major program
will be field trips to see area art displays and
Mr. Lockwood, his wife Jewell and his
daughter Michele are enjoying the fall colors
here, especially Mrs. Lockwood who is
looking forward to seeing her first snowfall.
The art department here is on the upswing
with the presence of Mr. Lockwood among
the Montreat-Anderson College faculty.
'Perhaps the most heautiful movie in history.”-Brendan Gill,
The New Yorker. "Exquisite is the only word that surges in my
mind as an appropriate description of this exceptional him. Its
eolor is absolutely gorgeous. The use of music and, equally elo
quent, of silences and sounds is beyond verbal deseription. The
performers are perfeet-that is the only word.”-Bosley Crowther,
New York Times. "May well be the most beautiful movie ever
made.”-Newsweek. "Speaks lyrieally to the 20th eentury and
beyond.”-Time Magazine.
sometimes truth is more excUing
Written and directed by Bo Widerberg. With Thommy Berggren and Pia Degermark,
Winner, Best Actress, 1967 Cannes Festival. A BoWiderberg-Europa Film Production.

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