North Carolina Newspapers

Montreat-Anderson College Student Newspaper
Montreat, N.C. 28757
Phone: S69-8425
Joe Compton, Editor
Ruth Akerman, Copy editor
Judy Milliner, Features
Robert Heeth, Managing Editor
R.B. Wilkins
Linda Field
Robin Laughon
“Moose” WaU
Sam Feldman
David Field
John Gorham
Paul Williams
Virginia Meldahl, Artwork
Linda Leach, Advertising
Mary Vilas, Photography
Published every other Friday except holidays and
examination periods.
Ad rate: 75 cents per column inch.
Organizational changes
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“Case of the Missing Lake.” More on the draining of Lake
Susan in the next issue.
Dean Wilson on MAC Faculty Interview
Purpose of Montreat-
Anderson College
“It’s been better expressed
by other people, but I think we
aren’t here just to do the
liberal arts thing alone, I think
our purpose is to be unique, a
small, friendly, Christ-
centered campus where
people strive to broaden their
intellectual pursuits. Through
this people can go out and be
prepared to be better at
whatever they attempt.”
Christian context of the
“The Christian commitment
of a college can only be
measured by the people in that
college. TTiere are several
ways we can evaluate that
here. I think most of the
students have active prayer in
decision making. All
faculty, administration or
student meetings I have at
tended have been marked by a
submission to God’s authority.
That’s one indicator.
T think another indicator is
that people turn to the
scriptures as a guide for every
day living. This is done at the
dorm level, at prayer
meetings, chapel, and con
vocation. The Holy Bible is a
very prominent resource book
on campus.”
Where does student govern
ment end and administration
"It depends on what the
i.ssue is. If the issue is among
students, then students are
given the power to manage it.
I f the issue is detrimental to
the instituation, then the
college will handle it. Some
things that are very con
troversial go to the
What is behavior becoming of
Montreat students?
"That’s a million dollar
question. Who defines what is
becoming of a student? My
opinion is that you cannot
define the ideal with the
average. You can’t take 400
students and divide by 400 and
come up with what the
average is. To me it is the
person who, under the
Christian search for wisdon
and enlightenment, subjects
himself to that process of
.searching for God’s will. It’s a
hard thing to judge. A lot of
people are close and a lot are
far away from that.”
How do you deal with students
who haven’t been exhibiting
this behavior?
"It’s complicated. It has a
lot to do with a lot of thines.
Everybody wants to be
treated the same, except when
they’re in trouble,then they
want to be treated different.
When they come through my
door I’m concerned with
consistency with what’s been
done in the past and what’s
gonna be done in the future.
I’m concerned about what’s
good for that person and then
I’m concerned about what’s
good for this institution.”
Rich Gray: new
but not unknown
How does prayer effect your
dealings with people?
“If a person is prayerful and
humbles himself to God’s
authority, asks God for
wisdom to judge a situation.
He will give it to you. That’s
thewpy I work. If I make a
mistake I don’t willfully make
a mistake. If I blow it, God’s
stm God.”
Do you deal more harshly with
“I’ve faced this question
every year. ’The greatest
discrimination is among the
students. I think the
Christians are harder on the
non-Christians sometimes
more than any of the faculty
or administration ever
dreamed about. That is im
maturity in their faith. We
cannot supervise all those
relationships among students.
A mature Christian would
never discriminate against a
non-Christian. To me the
central theme of Christianity
is compassion and love, the
brotherhood of man. I resent
so called 'totally committed’
Christians coming down on the
non-committed or non-
Rich Gray is a new English
Professor here at Montreat
Anderson. He was bom and
raised in Pittsburgh and
educated at Malone
College, Canton, Ohio, where
he received a B.A. for his
work. He majored in History
and minored in Philosophy
and English and studied
English again his senior year
as an elective.
came down for an interview
after a summer vacation in
the Smokies.
After graduation, he was
employed by the Post Office
as a carrier.
“I didn’t have a uniform but
thedtogs constantly chased me
anyway,”Rich regrets.
From there, he went to
work driving a school bus. He
tells the story of how he solved
the problem of rowdy
“One day a fight broke out
between two seventh graders
in the back of the bus. I
stopped in the middle of the
road, went to the back, opened
the emergency door, pushed
the two out, and drove off
without them. After that, I
had no problems with any of
the kids.”
Rich , as he prefers to be
called, headed back to school
at Ohio University in Athens,
majored in English, and got
his M. A.
Rich hopes to accomplish a
major goal for the time he
spends here.
Rich had no knowledge, of
this job opening until July, and
“Since all students here are
now adults, I want to help
them realize their respon-
sibilitleis as such.”
Student Opinion
Buddha” on the telethon
"I haven’t got the time. I’m
not going to waste my time on
the phone; you’ve got to be
These are just a few of the
remarks you hear when you
ask someone to talk for the
telethon. When people ask
me why I .stayed up all night to
talk on the phone, I simply
answer, " no one else
will do it."
And that’s about the way it
is, about one-fourth of the
student body has participated
so far. I don’t know how the
girls fair, but not nearly
enough guys have talked so
The trouble has not been
with the early morning hours
because people like Rich
Shroyer, Paul Williams,
Mike Perkinson and I have
done a lot of this time. Its true
others have talked at this
time, but notas much as the
above. We’ve had a little
trouble at alltimes of the dav.
but have managed to sqeeze
by. The time may come when
we don’t.
When it comes down to
taking a chance at the world
record, it seems like people
would sign up. I hope they do
and don’t let this chance go
down the drain.
If the record is broken and
the whole school hasn’t par
ticipated, I can’t see putting
Montreat AndersonCollege in
the records, when it was only a
few of the students that make
it happen.
As of this issue the newspaper staff has undergone some
fairly extensive organizational changes. Everything began
tumbling down a couple of weeks ago after the last issue when I
realized that the paper wasn’t worth the amount of time and
emotional energy I was spending on it. I decided to stick to
production and layout work and let others worry about the
So, after a week’s delay to allow us to change our setup, I
can announce the following additions to our editorial staff: Joe
Compton, a freshman who was features editor of the Agape, is
taking over as editor. He will be able to get a big head start.Mi
taking over the newspaper ' next year, as well as beco^nlng
familiar with our publishing arrangement at the 'Canton
Enterprise, where he will work this , summer as a Cfo-op
Helping Joe are Judy Milliner, features editor, and Ruth
Akerman, copy editor. As always, we encourage contribution
fro the student body as well as the staff; if you have something
you want printed or publicized; talk to one of these three. As
managing editor I will still be responsible for production,
which I can do better than anyone else primarily because I
have a car and unlimited cuts. I’m also in charge of
monematters and will work with Linda in selling and laying
out advertising.
“Thank you” to those who have said some very nice things
to me about the way I ran the newspaper. It makes the whole
experience seem worthR while. But it is not good for a college
publication to be rim as a one-man-show, either for the
publication or for that one man. ’The setup we have now is
much more normal for school newspapers, and the enthusiasm
I have lately seen has given me high hopes that the Dust in the
Comer will continue for years to come.
He and his wife, now nave
been marrried almost a year
and a half, knew each other at
Malone and met at a Christ
mas Party three years later.
They began dating and were
married nine months later.
They believe the Lord sent
them here and are happy with
the way things are.
Voice your opinions
Rich sees Montreat - An
derson as a uniquecollege.
“It combines Christian
commitment with the
redemptive policy toward
those students that are
academically or emotoinally
He believes the ad
ministration is the easiest to
work with of those he has
knovm, and all are dedicated
to teaching. He is much im
pressed that the college is
concerned with a wide variety
of students.
“One group is serious about
their life and another grpup,
which includes Christians,
aren’t interested in their
Perhaps, as one reads the various informative and,
hopefully, interesting articles inDust in the Comer, the shrewd
reader may come to realize the power of written thought.
Throughout the history of newspapers, or any printed
publication for that matter, men and women (college students
included) have put forth their opinions and ideas on paper in
order to persuade others. Some have been tarred-and-
feathered for it- yet, the ma’jority have been highly successful.
The student newspaper, and I emphasize “student,” desires
to print the opinions and thoughts of the students at MAC. This
is but one of the purposes of the newspaper. Too many times,
people have come up to me or one of the staff and said, “Why
don’t you write about the way such-and-such is running .such-
and-such?” Well, we are here to print news and entertainment
that it is unbiased and informauve.
The newspaper is not supposed to be prejudiced. Yet, we will
print anyone’s article on anypertinent topic which does not
falsely debase or accuse anyone else. Realize also that this
column will not be a “cut” colur^n or a gossip section. If we
receive enough letters, the newspaper will have a permanent
student opinions column. If you want something to be know ,
why not put it in a publication whi?h everybody will read?
One last note of interest. IThe name of our beloved
newspaper has been challenged by many (including our
staff) who don’t like the idea of “dust” in a comer. One person
said that it reminded him of a rat. So submit any ideas you
have to me or one of the staff and we’ll get a better name.
’The staff hopes that you will enjoy this publication of Dust In
The Comer. Remember that your voice can be heard ef
fectively if you’ll take to time to contact us.
Holy Land cont.
(Continued from page one)
Martha Sue, Barbara, and
Jill took an early morning
camel ride on the Mt. of
Olives. Another interesting
sopt in Jerusalem, according
to Mary Jane Motley, was the
courtyard of Pontius Pilate.
“It is believed to be the place
where Jesus was tried,” she
said. “You can see the chess
like game which the soldiers
carved on the sidewalk when
they grew bored.”
The Dead Sea Scrolls
stored in a museum
Jerusalem, and across
street from it is
Kenessaret, where the Israeli
Parliament convenes.
The group visited
Bethlehem, which is still a
small town and has many
temples, shops and
monasterries. A visit to an
olivewood shop proved in
teresting, and after a tour by
the Christian owner, several
of the members bought
carved wood items. While
staying in a French Catholic
convent, the group sang
three songs to the nuns, who
returned with a Latin hymn.
During their tour, the group
bought and cooked their own
food. Two different team
members were responsible for'
each meal. Jill says it is
exciting to "shop in the little
exotic places and open-air
markets.” She and Dan are
(Continued on page three)

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