FEBRUARY 21, 1969
That the Board of Trustees of Montreat-Anderson reaffirms the purposes set
forth in the Charter of the College: "that those attending the college receive
a sound and thorough Christian Education suitable to their needs" and that they
receive "instruction in the Holy Bible".
That the Board of Trustees instruct the President to search for and recommend
to the Board persons to serve on the staff and faculty who are committed
Christians, who bear witness to their faith in their manner of life, by regular
corporate worship, by a Christian concern for students, by a single minded search
for the truth, being committed to Jesus Christ, who is the truth and in whom
alone there is freedom.
That the Board of Trustees affirm its conviction that corporate worship is an
essential feature of the life of a Christian academic community, that participation
in worship is an important element in the student's educational experience in a
church college supported by a climate of conviction.
That the Board of Trustees commends the Faculty Committee on Religious,
Activities for its commitment to the Christian ideals of the college and its zeal
for the spiritual welfare of the faculty and students.
That the Board of Trustees instruct the administration and faculty that chapel
be conducted each week as an act of corporate x^orship by the college community.
That faculty and staff are urged to attend regularly and that students be required
to attend except when excused by the Dean of Students.
That faculty and staff and students be urged to gather for corporate worship
on the Lord's Day.
That for one year attendance at corporate worship on the Lord's Day be voluntary
Legally, I am a resident of the
United States. We entered here with
immigrant visas in 1961. Politically,
we are refugees, as are thousands of
Cubans, Hungarians and other
nationalities who have fled from
We did not leave in Cuba many material
values. Other Cubans had to abandon
their possessions: fams, crops,
factories, businesses, etc. Since the
Communists took over all their riches
they have had to begin all over again
or live in abject poverty.
The riches we left behind were of
a spiritual nature. We had a simple
home which had accumulated many precious
memories. We had numerous relatives and
freinds and a task v/hich was the pride
of our lives. My wife and I worked in
the same place, a Presbyterian School
founded over fifty years ago. My wife
taught in the elementary department and
I was in the Pre-University Institute.
Perhaps you are asking yourself:
Why did they leave? Why did they hand
all this over to the Communists? The
answer to this is that we didn't hand
over anything. The Communists took
over everything. They needed our school
and all the other schools in order to
utilize their propaganda and impose
When the Communists came into power
they spread around the following slogan:
'With this government you must either
take asylum, adapt yourself, or hang
yourself." I xvould like to explain
these words because they accurately
reflect the philosophy of those days
xvhich began in January, 1959.
To take asylum means to find refuge
in the embassy of any foreign country.
Many did this while others who tried
to do it were shot dead at the very
entrances to the embassies. The militia
impeded any approach to these places.
Many Cubans took the road to excite
without knowing what awaited them in
the country which was to receive them.
The majority who came here have to
thank God for their reception. But
people too advanced in age to be able
to adapt themselves and those who made
their way to other countries of America
or Europe, have not been able to say
the same. Many other Cubans trying
to escape by boat, because of the
impossibility of exit in any legal
fashion, were discovered and killed
by the Communists.
To adapt oneself means to obey
blindly the marxist doctrine and to
WINSTON-SALEM, N. C. -- Montreat-
Anderson is one of 200 schools in the
Eastern United States which will be
invited to send ten student delegates
to a convention-symposium on "The
Urban Crisis--The Student^' Response"
at Wake Forest University March 20-22.
The symposium is called "Challenge
'69" and is held every other year at
the Winston-Salem, N. C., school on
various problems confronting the country.
Speakers who already have accepted
invitations include the keynoter. Sen.
Edmund Muskie (D-Maine); Harvey Cox,
author of "The Secular City;" Saul
Alinsky, director of the Industrial
Areas Foundation of Chicago and the
newly formed Midas Foundation; Robert
Wood, former under-secretary of the
Department of Housing and Urban
Development; and Herbert Kramer, former
aide to Sargent Shriver and presently
a consultant to the Office of Economic
Other speakers who have been invited
include Sen. Fred Harris (D-Oklahoma),
a member of the Kerner Commission;
Daniel P. Moynihan, urban affairs
adviser of President Nixon; and Michael
Harrington, author of "The Other
America" and chairman of the board of
the League for Industrial Democracy.
The symposium has three major
divisions. The first day delegates will
consider the student's role as a
citizen and voter, on the second day
his role as a volunteer and on the
third his role as part of the
university's participation in community
Officials from over 200 major Eastern
cities have been invited to conduct
xjorkshops which the delegates will
attend in addition to lectures.
According to Miss Norma Murdoch,
executive director of CHALLENGE '69,
"our program exists as an expression
of our anxiety over our nation's
She added, "CHALLENGE '69 will bring
together authorities from the various
sub-areas of the problem to plant
seeds for constructive action by
students and their universities."
She urges any students interested
in being delegates to contact Charlie
Lance, president of the student body,
or Dr. C. Grier Davis, president of the
College, to x>7hom detailed information
will be sent the Xvreek of February 17th.
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