Miss Leslie Ann Beam, A sophomore at
MONTREAT ANDERSON COLLEGE was presented
at the Homecoming Dinner and Dance
on Saturday, November 22, as "Queen
of the Homecoming."
Miss Beam is the daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. William M. Beam of Keystone
Heights, Florida. Miss Beam was a
member of the May Court in 1968 as a
Miss Beam was escorted by Mr. Kip
Gerlach of Clearwater, Florida.
There was a large turnout for the
Homecoming Dance. Those attending
included former students, faculty,
and students. (Photo by Kin)
Miss Beatrice Ann Simonds, a freshman
at MONTREAT ANDERSON COLLEGE was
presented at the Homecoming Dance
as the Honor Attendant to the Homecoming
Bea is active in many campus activities
and enjoys skiing and swimming.
Miss Simond's escort was Tommy Des
Champs, of Columbia, South Carolina.
There has bean much controversy over
the draft lottery. It was the idea
of this paper to get.a sampling of
the opinions of Montreat Anderson
students. Here are the results:
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VOL. 11 NO. 2, DECEMBER 8,1969
By: Kathy McPherson
The unbelievable has happened! The
corridors of M.A. Hall will be open
to everyone, includlnS-the trustworthy
males of Montreat, Monday night,
December 8. They will be able to savor
the artistic skill that all M.A. Hall
girls have used in making their
Christmas decorations. They will also
be able to see many other fascinating
features of__the room decors. (Boys,
this should be interesting.')
Beginning this festive occasion will
be the serving of refreshments to
the faculty and staff in the lobby of
M.A. Hall from 7 O' Clock to 9 O' Clock,
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Words of War
Too weak am I to win a war,
Too dumb to see what lies in store
For me - a soul that breathes the air,
And those - the ones that do not care.
The ones that march and show their signs
Of a foreign war’s inflicting crimes.
They lean on spoken words of fools
To pacify their self-made rules.
It’s for their cause and to them I say
Go visit and talk to those who pay
In blood and tears of human strife.
For tears and smiles of another’s life.
On Tuesday December 9, the Ciompi String
Quartet of Duke University will give
two concerts on tne wunxkeat anueksuw
campus. The first performance will be
at the 10:00 Chapel Hour and will
feature the Montreat Anderson College
Choir. In keeping with the Advent-
Christmas season the College Choir'
will perform the opening chorus from
Bach's Cantata No. 141, "Hear the Joyful
News This Day." The Chorus will be
accompanied by Thomas S. Stierwalt,
organist, and the Ciompi Quartet. The
second performance will be in Gaither
Hall on the night of December 9 at
The Ciompi String Quartet was organized
in 1965 and appointed Duke University
quartet-in-residence in 1966. The
Quartet's most recent tour included
performances in Germany and Italy.
The Augusta Chronicle said: "Augusta
music lovers received the Ciompi
Quartet with delighted enthusiasm
with brillance, color and excitement,
the high point of the concert was
reached in the Quartet, Opus II, of
Critics of the Evening Star said: "To
each work they brought musical insight,
tone, beauty, and just the right amount
of abandon the quartet is capable of
making a major contribution to the
musical life of this country."
The four talented members of the Quartet
are Giorgia Ciompi, for whom the quartet
is named, violinist; Arlene Di Cecco,
violinist; Julia Mueller, violist; and
Luca Di Cecco, cellist.
Arturo Toscanini invited Ciompi ‘"t
come to the U. S. in 1948 as a m-. .nber
of the NBC S5miphony Orchestra. In
that same year at the age of Ciompi
performed in Carnegie Hall, from 1949-
1964 Ciompi was a member of the
Albeneri Trio and in 1965 was appointed
Artist-in-Residence at Duke University.
Giorgia Ciompi was bom in Florence,
Italy and by the age of 11 was performiig
in recitals both public and private.
Ciompi has studied under such outstandiig
musicians as Boucherit, Enesco, and
Julia Mueller, violist, recipient of
the Artist's Diploma from the Eastman
School of Music, was formerly a member
of the Rochester Philharmonic and
National Symphony Orchestras and has
been Professor of Music at Duke
University since 1952.
Arlene Di Cecco, violinist, is a graduate
of the Royal Academy of Music, London.
She was formerly a member of the Italian
Chamber Orchestra, "San Pietro di
Napoli," and a performing staff member
of the South African Broadcasting
Luca Di Cecco, cellist, is a graduate
of Indiana University. He is a former
Fulbright Scholar and a performing
member of the Casals Master Class
in Zermett, Switzerland. Cecco is
presently an Assistant professor in
the Department of Music of Duke