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Montreat-Anderson College Student Newspaper
Montreat, n.c. 28757
Phone: 669-8425
Robert Heeth, Editor
R.B. Wilkins
Ruth Akerman
Linda Field
Robin Laughon
“Moose” WaD
Judith Milliner
Sam Feldman
David Field
John Gorham
Paul Williams
Virginia Meldahl, Artwork
Linda Leach, Advertising
Allan Jones, Photography
Published every other Friday except holidays and
examination periods.
Ad rate: 75 cents per column inch.
Star Light, Star Bright,
I Wish I Could Study Tonight.
Sometime two weeks ago,
the A.P. list was i released. It
showed that there were 106
people on Academic
Probatiwi-one fourth of the
student body. What hap
pened? Maybe too much noise
in the dorm, maybe too much
social life, maybe the library
in not open long enough. But
106 people on A.P. is
ridiculous, if you ask me. I
hear a lot of people say that
they were put on A.P. ITie only
defense I have for A.P. is that
you don’t get put on A.P., you
put yourself on it.
Montreat isn’t the only
Faculty Interview—
Keeping Montreat’s
reputation sound
Congratulations to the Interim Week Committee, which
deserves a hand for doing such a fine job. Dean Akers chaired
the committee, which was made up of C.C. Kinnison, Anne
Davidson, June Hodge, Don Munson, Penny Nickel, Virginia
Buchanan, Hellon Andrews, David Parks, and Bonnie Lund-
blad representing the faculty. Student members were Ellen
Evans representing PTK and Rick Greene of the Student
Activities Committee.
I had a wonderful interview with Howard Kester last week. I
had planned to put it in this issue, but the subject so caught my
interest that the article grew and grew until I realized that I
would put myself in limbo as far as grades are concerned if I
kept going. So I’m taking a breather; the story, which I hope
will receive the attention its lenght requires, will appear in two
parts, beginning next issue.
Any way, back to the subject: I was eatmg supper with Mr.
Kester at the Monte Vista Hotel in Black Mountain when I
asked him to compare the Montreat student body now to when
he was Dean of Students several years ago.
“Well, I don’t want to be critical,” he hesitated.
I encouraged him to be critical.
“I went to Dr. David Smiley’s lecture during Interim Week
end it was a dam good lecture, too; that man knew his stuff; I
would have told him so if he hadn’t. Well, there were some
students who paid no attention. They were leafing through
books and talking so loud it was hard to hear. The librarian
had to go over and tell them to be quiet.”
The 71-year old man’s eyes fired. “That would never have
happened while I was there. I would have gone over and
yanked them right out!”
I know that when a lecture is required attendance there will
be many people there who will be wishing with all their soul
that they were any place but. And perhaps the administration
shouldn’t be so quick to stuff religion and culture down the
throats of those who want no part of it.
But we should remember one thing. Our student body has a
reputation of Christian living and spiritual dedication now
when just a few years ago Montreat was known as a ’party
school ’. Is it logical that as our Christian witness grows our
reputation for discourtesy should grow with it?
Howard Kester is a man who has spent much of his life
working to help all men claim their rights, and he has an un-
shakable belief in the necessity of human freedom. Yet he
would not hesitate to remove a student who by his own noise
was preventing others from hearing what was being said. I
suggest that our own Dean and faculty do the same.
This is the first in a series of
interviews with faculty,
members, designed to help usi
to know our teachers better.-
Editor’s note
Mr. Donald Munson,
professor of history at Mon
treat, has an intriguing
background. He was raised in
Chattanooga, Tenn. during the
depression. He attended
private schools, finishing at
Washington and Lee
University at Lexington, Va.
in 1950.
That summer, as a
graduation present, he went
with his father on a business
trip to Europe. On the ship
going over he met his future
wife, who was from the North
west. Their paths crossed
several times in Europe and
they were married that
Donald joined his father in
manufacturing cotton pulp for
Rayon and paper.
In 1953, Mr. and Mrs.
Munson attended a Billy
Graham Crusade in Chat
tanooga through the interest
of church friends. They began
going to a Bible study, yet did
not commit themselves to
Christ until later.
In the meantime, Donald
joined the Navy and spent two
years in Japan. He then
returned to his business in
Chattanooga. Through the
Bible studies the Munsons still
attended, Donald felt a per
sonal relationship with the
Lord develop.
He felt the Lord calling him
to enter the ministry, so he
entered Columbia Seminary in
Denature, Ga. in 1958. Donald
wanted to reutm tro Japan as i
a missionary, but he stayed to i
help his professor at;
Columbia, Dr. Manford
Gutzke, get started as a radio
Meanwhile, the Munsons
had two children. Michele was
bom in 1957, and Donald III
arrived in 1962.
In 1967 Donald attended
Gulph College in Gulph On
tario to do his graduate work
in history. He received his
Masters in 1971. After this he
decided to come to M-A C.
“I came to Montreat
because of the Christian
emphasis,” said Donald. “My
main goal as a teacher is to
become more effective as a
communicator to students and
to help them to discover and
appreciate their own
In his free time he does
research and writing.
Currently he’s working on a
biograpWcal book on Dr. Park
McCallie, founder of a boys
Prep School. He’s also trying
to further integrate teaching
in history with the Christian
point of view.
The Munsons lead a study
and discussion group for
students on Sunday nights at
7:30 at their home on Ken
tucky Road.
SGA discusses telethon, blood drive
The Student Government
Association (SGA) of Mon
treat-Anderson Coliegeheldlits
first meeting of the semestei
on Wednesday, Jan 21, 1976 at
6:(X) p.m. in RM 110 in th(
Science Building.
The. Social Committee Co-
Chairman, Eddie Smith, told
the SGA that Marty Monroe
presented them with in
formation on the telethon.
Paula Myers, Vice-
President of the Freshmen
Class, reported for the Food
Committee. She stated that
the poll which was taken on
student suggestions for the
cafeteria showed a favorable
response to the idea of having
special dinners. Paula said
that one night each week
month we will have a special
dinner. This Wednesday we
had a special Chinese d^er,
for which the cafeteria staff
prepared special food and
R.B. Wilkins reported on the
telethon. Dean Wilson asked
whether or not the telethon
had been approved by the
SGA,mfd was told that it had
The telethon committee,
represented by R.B.Wilkins,
moved that the SGA givclhen:
permission to solicit funds
from businesses to help
support the telethon. Dean
Wil^n reminded the SGA of
of the risk of soliciting funds in
the Black Mountain area.
“You would interfere with
Developement getting money
from the businesses later.”
The Dean added,“People
will get tired of you asking for
money for the school.” The
motion was tabled by SGA
President Alan Cappa after s
lengthy discussion.
Mr. Morris White from the
Asheville Region of the Red
Crosss presented the SGA with
a ph>posall to hold another
blood drive. “The last blood
drive held here was a total
success.” he said. Montreat
donated 74 pints of blood out of
an expected 75, for which Mr.
White commended the school.
school that has most of its
students doing below avearge
work. I visited a school that
had 75 to 80 percent of its
freshmen guys making below
2.0. What is the problem?)?.
My solutions are: Many
people have their eyes too
much on the opposite sex and
not enough on their own
educational achievement.
They lose their interest in
classwork and then social life,
foosball, pinball. Doc’s, dates
etc. take up the studying time.
This is not only a problem
that exists here. It is at other
schools as well. Studying is
essential. I believe when
people first come to Montreat,
they take it for granted. When
people go to college and they
don't apply themselves, they
have made a mistake in going
to college.
A.P. is a warning. Some
colleges don’t have AP. If you
get below a certain average
they’ll kick you out.An in
teresting thought just occured
to me-how about starting a
fraternity for A.P. students?
As harsh as it sounds, A.P.
is for real. My hope is that
people will realize the im
portance of learning and that
at a college that onlyi tshoulid
take top priority.
Now You Know, Now You See,
Let’s Get Off A.P.
He stated that blood was
needed very badly and he
thanked Montreat-Anderson
for their continued support.
David Buie , freshmen Qass
President, put the proposal
into a motion, which was
seconded and passed
The Blood Drive is
scheduled for Monday, Feb. 2,
from 1 to 5 on the second floor
of the Student Union.
Paula Myers moved that the
SGA purchase the quilt that
the ^udents made daring
Interim Week(for $18) to be
given to the teacher of the
year. This motion also passqd
Choir and GiA. plans
Montreat’s two singing groups, the choir, and General
Assembly will be having two major performances withing th
next two weeks. On Saturday, Jan. 31, the General Assembly
will be singing at the World Missions Conferences in
Gatlingburg, Tenn. They will leave Montreat Saturday
morning and return sometime later the same night. Several
students of the college, as well as members of Montreat
Presbyterian Church, will be attending the donference. Dean
Akers is a principal speaker.
The choir will sing in Jonesboro and Johnson City, tenn. on
Sunday, Feb. 8. They will leave at 7:00 Sunday morning, and
are expected to return sometime after 10:00 p.m. that night.
They will be performing the musical “If My People,” which
was written by Jimmy andCarol Owens. This musical is based
on the scripture II Chronicles 7:14, which is as follows:
“If my people, which are called by my name shall humble
themselves and pray, and seek my face and turn from their
wicked ways, then willl heart from Heaven, forgive their sins,
and will heal their land."
Free Andrae Crouch Concert
Andrae Crouch will give a free concert on Friday, Feb. 6 at
Freedom Hall in Johnson City, Tenn. Time: 7:30
Greenwood seeks General Assembly Seat
Gordon H. Greenwood, MAC Director of Admissions and a
member of the Black Mountain Board of Aldermen, announced
last week as a Democratic candidate for the 1977 N.C. General
Assembly from the 43rd House District, which includes
Buncome and Transylvania Counties. Greenwood 66,
previously served 10 years in the House, capped by his
charimanship of the powerful House Appropriations Com
mittee in 1967. In 1968 he stepped down to wage a successful
campaign for chairman of the Buncombe County Board of
Commissioners, a seat he lost in a re-election bid.
Greenwood’s announcement, which received front-page
coverage in the Asheville newspapers, was prompted by the
resignations of two of the district’s incumbent representatives.
He feels that his experience will be valuable in finding
solutions to problems facing 1977 legislaturespecifically in the
areas of budget and education. The Buncombe County native
taught journalism at Boston University and published the
Black Mountain News for several years.
“Isn’t it romantic?”
Beth Buffkin, a MAC freshman from Southern Pines, N.C.
married Sam L. Morton on Jan. 16. The couple will live in
Greensboro where Sam attends Gilford College. According to
Marty Monroe, Beth and Sam were high school sweethearts
who had fallen on some hard times. But when they saw each
other over Christmans Break, they realized they were meant
for each other. So... without telling their parents, they ran off
to South Carolina and eloped. “She said it was what she had
always wanted to do,” commented Marty. “Isn’t it roman
Gary Rand’s New Job
Gary Rand, last year’s choir director at Montreat-Anderson,
is now minister of music at the South Park Church in Park
Ridge, Illinois. The church is characterized by a unique youth
outreach called “Son City”.
Teen-agers of the Chicago area flock to “Son City” each
week, which features different musical exhibitions directed by
Gary Rand.
Rand claims that the technology up there is expansive so he
has many new devices to used in his music groups, which in
clude three rock groups and a few choirs.
He and his wife Lenora plan to stay in the Chicago area
working in this church for at least three years.
Photos For Sale
Interested in buying some prints of the pictures that go in
your school newspaper? Our photographer, Allan Jones, has
the pix and many more besides, shot at dances, special events
and many just snapped around campus. Caught in an em
barrassing pose? Catch Allan in rm. 215, Howerton, and maybe
you can keep it from appearing in the newspaper I (Ha-ha, just

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