We don't wish to be accused of being soft on Montreat-Anderson College. In the past,
we have criticized the school and various aspects of it. This w/'ll be the case in the
future, too. Still, having noted some redeeming features at MAC, it seemed wise
to selectively indicate a few. In other v/ords, let's disperse with generalizations and
turn our focus to particulars.
Our school library. It has the second largest collection of any junior college in
North Carolina. And the volumes there encompass a wide range of thought and
expression. Some of you might imagine the shelves are crawling with exponents of
southern Presbyterianism. Hardly. We have everything from Jean Paul Sartre's
"Being and Nothingness" to Bertrand Russell's case showing "Why I Am Not A Christian."
Why indeed? Maybe he was conscripted into attending church while still a tender
age. However, Bertrand's hostility Is another matter entirely. We have pra’ses to sing
and must press on.
The student union. Moore Center is now more than a student-oriented place in name
only. Located near the other side of Lake Susan, Moore Center Is wholly the affair
of folks enrolled at MAC. Their supervisor, Fred Greene, is also worthy of mention.
Under his guiding hand, the SU has added soft music, checkered table cloths, and pool
tables to the environment. Of course, at closing time, it sometimes looks like the
Titanic's dining room moments before It sank. Keep Moore Center clean.
Below the snack bar and game room is the bookstore. Not only does it have the
necessary school supplies, but school mugs and other essential MAC items are found there.
Things like birthday cards, envelopes, and stationery help keep the people back home
conscious that you need money .
Ever tried getting it at the school bank? If you're one of those unfortunates who have
afternoon classes, you're out of luck. Yet we find the 1:30 -3:30 banking hours
laudable and see nothing wrong with them. The British Empire used to always halt at
four for tea. Why shouldn't the Montreat-Anderson financial institution do likewise?
It is In the students' best interests. Inability to cash checks encourages thrift and helps
people at our college conserve money for the summer ahead.
All the aforementioned sites are near Lake Susan. We'd like to express our approval of
the sign on Its waters. Some will call It sacrilege. Yet, a notice not to walk on the
water does remind us,since our spirit is weak, we must keep the flesh strong.
Body building is well-served in any of four areas. These are the gymnasium,weight
room, tennis courts, and athletic field. It Is of the latter we must speak. As one
enters our community, he will notice to one side of Montreat Road what looks for all
intents and purposes to be a vacant lot. The surface is dominated by weeds, red clay,
and is not altogether level. There are various pits and rises to watch for. This top
is called MAC turf. Yes, friends, what one sees before him is Cavalier Stadium. We
are justly proud of our athletic field. What it lacks in graceful design Is more than
compensated for with its "lived-on" look.
'The Cavalier" Is operating on tricky footing. Our budget will not permit
continued weekly publication without aid. We'd appreciate any financial
contributions, no matter how small, that you might like to make.
EDITOR Frank Parrish
MANAGING EDITOR Kitty Kohlins
FILM CRITIC Harvey Davis
FEATURES Greg Boyer,Sue E. Whitener,Jim Gourley, Ann
Kluttz,Jill Woolf,John Ulmer,John Mullins, Jack Williamson
SPORTS EDITOR Sid Collins
CARTOONIST Mike Thompson
LAY-OUT Betsy Smith
FtTIST Carol Luckett
FACULTY ADVISOR Donald Mitchell
TECHNICAL ADVISOR Thomas Crumpler
"The Cavalier" is published weekly by Montreat-Anderson
College, Montreat, N. C., and printed by Groves Printing
Company, Asheville, N. C.
Assuming the night-life Is still the good
life at Montreat, I wish I was there to enjoy
it. For that matter, I'd settle for taking
part In the day-life.
Necessary factors allowing such, I plan
on returning to Montreat for an encore.
Only this time, | hope to be held over for a
I can honestly say that all my drinking and
carousing are a thing of the past. Right now,
I'm sober and I'm writing this letter. You
know I never could do anything while I
drank. Studying came especially hard.
Going to class was tough, too. Getting
through the gate with a case under my belt
wasn't the easiest maneuver to execute.
But, slipping by Pete Post wasn't as bad as
battering back the stop sign with my front
Perhaps I have said enough. I didn't mean
to ruin my chances of getting back into
dear Montreat. Spot me five demerits.
Richard Nixon has not made the same
mistake that Barry Goldwater did in 1964.
Nixon has done the same thing this year that
Goldwater refused to do in '64. He has made
certain "concessions" to the northern
ultraliberals such as Nelson Rockafeller and
Jacob Javlts, who, along with the Supreme
Court, seem to run the entire country.
Goldwater refused to sacrifice principles
which he believed in, for the support of this
faction. As a result, he lost the election.
When Goldwater went to Los Angeles before
the election, he was asked what we should
do in Viet Nam. He gave several alternatives
and then said that as a last resort, we could
consider the use of a low-yield nuclear
weapon. It was immediately spread over almost
every newspaper In this country, that Goldwater
wanted to use nuclear './eapons In Viet Nam.
This is neither what he said, nor what he meqnt.
If these ultraliberals had supported him,
this would never have happened. Many of
the large newspapers are run by them. By
not supporting him, they caused his defeat.
The Democrats didn't have to beat Goldwater.
These few men whose support he was not
willing to buy, beat him.
Richard Nixon has made these deals.
As a result, he is generally considered the
frontrunner In the presidential race.
Nelson Rockefeller, Nixon's co-called
"opponent" for the Republican nomination,
is now hardily supporting him. Being as liberal
as Rockefeller is, it should bother his
conscience to support Nixon, unless there
Is another factor involved. If Nixon is
elected. It will be no surprise to me to see
Nelson Rockefeller in a top governmental
position. It can't be because Nixon and
Rockefeller are the best of friends either.