The fact that Montreat-
Anderson requires church and
chapel attendance reflects a
fundamental misunderstanding of
the purpose of Christian liberal
It is my conviction, and that
of the college, as stated in the
catalogue, that an education should
provide students with the tools and
supportive atmosphere which will
enable the serious investigation of
viable alternatives and the making
of responsible choices. It is
also my conviction that education
must involve the whole of one’s
experience, which means not only
the intellectual investigation of
alternatives, but also the actual
making of decisions and living with
the consequences of these choices.
It seems then that Montreat, as an
educational institution should At
least sustain, and at best encourage
and even demand this type of
experimentation on the part of the .
students and faculty.
Because Montreat is a
Christian college, it should
provide the community with"the
unique advantage of not being
dependent on the regular attendance
of traditional worship services for
a confrontation with the gospel.
Rather it should be a confrontation
which occurs constantly through
concerned professors in the class
rooms and through friends in the
It was Martin Luther, the author
of the Reformed tradition in which
we stand, who reminded us that
salvation is granted through faith
and not workd. Works are a
response to God’s grace made known
through Christ. It would seem
then tnat the "work" of worship
could be called worbhip only it
it occured as a response to grace.
When it occurs as a response to laws
and requirements it is only a
pretense and for many of us it is
not even that.
By Blanche Morrison
The 1968 election is over, and just
as after every election, there are
winners, and there are losers. The
biggest winners are the over 9^ million'
Americans who cast their ballots for
George Wallace. They are winners simply
because, in order for the Republicans
to win again in 1972, they're going to
start listening to what the average
people of this country want.
For the past eight years, mostly
the past five years, the Democrats in
Washington have been so concerned with
pleasing the minority groups in our
country that the average man has been
forgotten. Of course, 1 believe in
giving people their rights, but there's
a difference between that, and letting
the minortiy groups run the country. It'
getting to the point now that these
groups are trying to tell the majority
of people what they're going to change
In the student legislature for the
last month, there have been discus
sions concerning the Student Advisory
Committee, the demerit system, car re
gulations, a day student council, listen
ing to the report of the food committee,
and a S.G..A. newsletter.
The Student Advisory Committee wHt
concern itself with self study in five areas
of College life: the instruction; the
physical plant; the library; the student
activities; and the effectiveness of the
faculty. A committee of fourteen, nine
sophomores and five freshmen, will be the
standing committee and will also serve as
the student committe for college advancement
The demerit system underwent two
changes. With twenty-five demerits a
student will go on disciplinary proba
tion; with thirty demerits he will be
suspended not less than two weeks.
The change in the car regulations is
that any student 21 years or older can
secure permission from the dean of stu
dents to have a car on campus.
The day student council, whether it
is needed or not will depend on these
people; Richard Monica, chairman,
Karen Ailstock, Charles Lance, Gayle
Granger, and Bob Barrett.
The food committee asked if it
would be possible tp have a table for
peanut butter and jelly so students
would be able to make up sandwiches.
An S.G.A. newsletter will be pub
lished for the student body giving the
facts of what is going on during the
student legislature meetings. The edi
tor will be John Mullins with his assis
tant being Dan Malcolm. This newsletter
will probably come out every two weeks.
by Jill Wolff
For several weeks now you have been
hearing about previews for Fall Frolic. The
waiting is over.' Tomorrow night will mark
the opening for Bourbon Street Beat. Guys
will want to be sure to attend. Gals will
enjoy the casual atmosphere and the tunes
of Soul Inc. Tickets are $2.00 stag and
$3.00.drag. The dance begins at 8:00 p.m.
Sunday night vesper worshipers will have
the honor of hearing Reverend Floyd Trexler
at 7:00 p.m. in Gaither.
Homecoming is just around the corner and
we wish to remind you of our big Homecoming
Alumni Dance where you will bei'able to
witness the crowning of our new reigning
Queen. The dance is only the follow-up to
many preceding Homecoming activities.
Remember the 10:00 a.m. worship service,
our soccer and football games, our
Thanksgiving Banquet, entertainment at 7:00
p.m. in the Inn, the semi-formal alumni
dance, and the basketball game Friday night
Sam Shumate and Ben Kirkland, two
members of the Richmond team here this
week, disclosed how they happened to
come to Montreat. Sam Shumate said,
"A letter was sent to Union Theological
Seminary requesting a team. We were
chosen and decided to come."
Ben Kirkland added, "It was our own
decision." Kirkland felt a religious
emphasis week "of the sort we had here"
was a good idea. "Five persons can talk
to more students than one individual
could," he continued. "I think the
students are great."
Sam Shumate agreed, explaining, "I
■think they're great because of the way
they accepted us." Since both these
men are pre-ministeria1 students, your
reporter asked them if they felt
Christianity was on the decline or
upswing. Shumate stated he wasn't
concerned with the numerical growth but
thought people especially young people,
were taking their religion more seriously.
In six months, Sam Shumate and Ben
Kirkland will be ministers. About today's
growing clerical activity in social move
ments, Kirkland commented, "I think if a
man is led that way, he should go that
Sam Shumate took a somewhat
different position. "I think the church
should be active in society. The
minister's role should be limited and
particularly concentrated on encouraging
other Christians to act."
Ben Kirkland, who had taught in Japan
during the summer said Christians were
only a very small percentage of the
Japanese population. "Their influence
is much greater than their numbers.
They are active in social work and make
the government ver.y aware of this
minority." Kirkland said Japan is largely
a Buddhist nation. In communist satellites,
the Christian faith becomes "more
precious," he added.
At this point, the interview closed.
On the question of returning to Montreat,
the two said "Most definitely. Basically,
the reason we'd like to return is to see
the students again."
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