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Volume 1, Number 1
Montreat-Anderson College Student Newspaper
October 2, 1975
Faculty approves single-cut request
At a recent meeting, the
faculty of Montreat-
Anderson College debated and
approved an S. G. A. request
to change Friday, Nov. 27-the
day after Thanksgiving-from
a “double cut” to a “single
cut” day to make it easier for
students to spend the holidays
with their families.
Regular rules state that
before and after a holiday
double cuts are given for
classes missed. S. G. A.
President Alan Capps told the
faculty that “students need
the time off and Thanksgiving
is a special holiday.”
Following Capps’ presen
tation before the faculty, the
by R. B. WILKINS
Student Government Editor
meeting went into a closed
session (all students were
asked to leave) and the faculty
members discussed and ap
proved. the proposal.
In the S. G. A. meeting
discussing the proposal to
be presented to toe faculty,
toe question arose as to why
the Friday class day could not
be dropp^ altogether. Dean
Larry Wilson told the S. G.
A. members that it was all a
question of how many class
hours toe college needs to
have in order to keep its ac-
creditaion.
“There is no hard and fast
rule,” Dean Akers told a
Comer reporter. “We must
have a minimum of class
hours comparable to other
colleges to main tain academic
integrity and insure that
credits may be transferred.”
When asked why toe college
.operates on suchaiminimum
of class hours, Akers said that
it was partly for expense
reasons-'holding down the
costs of running the college
and keeping tuition low.
Akers was asked why
students were not allowed to
sit on faculty meetings. “It is
to preserve confidentiality on
discussion and votes on
faculty issures. It allows
freedom of discussion so that
statements made are not in
danger of being taken out of
context.”
Enrollment up, space
down as year begins
by RUTH AKERMAN and
LINDA FIELD
Administration Editors
6524 credit hours is an
enormous load for anyone to
carry, but when toe burden is
shared by 427 students it’s not
so intolerable.
Registrar Lenore Saunders
announced September 24 that
these were toe official number
of credit hours and students
for this fall.
Enrollment is up five and a
half percent over last year’s
405 students. The ratio of girls
to guys is not toe mythical two
or three to one popularly
believed. There are 218
women and 209 men, 23 more
females last year and one less
male.
Of these enroUees, 38 are
day students, 27 men and 11
women. There are also 15
special students who come
and take one course. Among
them, taking Ecology, is a
student who was bom in 1888,
Mrs. Grace Lee from Black
Moountaln.
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at Aante'-iaam- ^Uettda.
Freshman receives mio’s
Who poetry recognition
“WE LIKE TO TAKE a big happy family ap
proach,” said Dean of Students, Larry Wilson at a
recent S.G.A. meeting. Terri Eras, Verna
Locklear and Julie Doane demonstrate how this
philosophy is applied in McGregors tiny first-floor
rooms. (Photo by Allan Jones)
Aside from tempermental
pipes, shooting hot and cold
water through the same
spickets in toedorms, there
have been no problems
requiring major repairs.
When there is a need, there
will be someone to call on
his year though. The college
has acquired two full-time
maintenance men, John Ogle
-jnd Dexter Collings, who will
Don’t be shy, any moron can write down what”^
he’s thinking. That’s what we want to know do^^
you like Montreat? Do you hate it? Maybe you’re^I
got a poem or a short story that you’ve ^written
Fantastic! We’d love to see it.
To start the first column I decided to dedicate
the first ^em to the first day of school. Let me
first remind you that when you have a poem or"c
short story take it to Davis Hall lobby and place it iis
m Box 122. Thanks!
himself a “diplomat” as he
talks about his variety of
duties protecting toe college.
He says he tries to keep things
pleasant between outsiders,
students and faculty. His
partner. Vestal Caldwell, is
expected to return soon after
recovering from an
operation.
B.H. approximated the
number of warning
tickests placed on cars so far
to be around 50. He has not
issued any pay tickets yet,
but will ^gin soon.
“I wanted to give everyone
a fair chance to get situated,”
he says, “and toe couple
weeks’ grace is about over.”
Marcus “Moose” Wall, a
second semester Montreat
freshman from Spartanburg,
SC, recently learned that his
literary work at a previous
college had won him
recc^nition in toe 1975 edition
of Who’s Who in Poetry in
American Colleges and
Universities.
The editorial committee of
toe newly-formed Who’s Who
publication chose “Moose”
and 346 other poets
representing 217 colleges from
47 states ^for toe honor. The
committee said it plans to
explore the possiblility of
using the book, which con
sists of toe vita and a sample
work of each poet, as a
suplementary test for college
poetry courses.
While s^ a *high school
student, “Moose” was con
tributing to MaggiesjDrawers,
the University of South
Carolina’s literary magazine.
He won second place in a
poetry contest sponsored by
toe university.
Following graduation“-
Moose”attended Spartanburg
Methodist college. He edited
toe literary magaxine. Self
Contrast, and won toe A. J. R.
Heimus Poetry Award for
“Mother Sits,” which is in
cluded in toe Who’s Who book.
However, “Moose” quickly
by ROBERT HEETH
Comer Editor
became dissatisfied with his
home-town school. “Spar
tanburg Methodist jCoUege was
toe biggest joke,” he said. “It
is academically poor.”
A friend who was attending
Union Theological Seminary
told him about Montreat-
Anderson College. “Moose”
visited the campus and
decided to transfer here.
“Moose” currently is Creative
Editor for the newly-
organized MAC student
newspaper. Dust In The
Comer.
“Moose’s” earliest and
strongest love was music. The
Wall family played and sang
together at folk festivals.
Later “Moose” became quite
proficient with toe guitar and
played in clubs around
Spartanburg and in concert in
Richmond and Rafine, VA.
During toe summer of 1972
“Moose” toured toe Haitian
Islands with a singing group.
For toe past several summers
he has played at a camp for
welfare children in
Wallaceburg, Ontario. The
program is sponsored by
Children’s Aid.
“These were kids mostly
with parental problems and
alcoholic parents,” Moose
said. “It was a igreat ex
perience talking with these
kids. They're like little adults
who have had to grow up very
quickly.”
With interests ranging from
music to poetry, journalism
and religion, “Moose” has yet
to settle on a career. Tliis
summer his jeclectic wan
derings toojhimto yet another
field film ^making.
A friend, Frank Eastes, was
awarded a grant form toe
South Carolina Arts
Association to make a movie
about a song—writer whose
friend dies of a drug overdose.
The film, coincidentaUy, is
titled Moose, which, also
coincidentally, is toe name of
its leading actor.
I’m still writing toe music
for the soundtrack,” said
“Moose.” “Most of toe songs
have to do with the
songwriter’s thoughts on the
death of his friend."
The film mainly consists of
flashbacks as toe songwriter
recalls his life and his
relationship with his jfriend.
Portions of it have already
been shown on WSPA channel
seven in Spartanburg.
When Moose is completed
sometime this month, it will
be entered into a state com
petition on Nov. 15, and may
eventually be shown com-
.Tiercially.
    

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