BiST 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. uKKKcn. TOail (6eanded> Oc 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.