Volume I, Number 1
to be Filled
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Much to the relief of Montreat-
Anderson students, Crater Susan
will be leaving us. In fact, the return
of Lake Susan is scheduled for
i\vo years ago, the state of North
Carolina condemed the dam, and
gave orders for the lake to be
Gained. Since then, her beauty has
been left to the imagination with the
only signs of her former existance
being occasional scattered mud
UntUi June, when construction
began there had been insufficient
funds to complete the project. But
thanks to 500 donors from children
who actually brought in saved
pennies, to big folks who donated
thousands, $160,000 was raised to
build the [new dam. Lake Susan’s
“face lifting’ procedures include
landscaping on the surrounding area
as w6ll as the required work on the
dam. 'The filling of the lake will take
10-12 days, and if all goes well, the
lake will be filled by mid-October.
So say boodby to Crater Susan,
because it won’t be long till those
cool, sparkling waters once again
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LAKE SUSAN - PROGRESS BEING MADE ON LAKE SUSANS DAM.
COMPLETION IS SET FOR OCOTBER 18.
Speaker Enhances Chapel
As the freshmen and sophomore
students filed into Gaither Chapel
for their first chapel service a tall,
thin , and simply dressed woman
sitting on the stage caught their
attention. This woman was none
other than Elizabeth Elliot Leitch,
the speaker for the morning.
After the students were seated
Rev. Calvin Theilman introduced
Mrs. Leitch to the Montreat-
Anderson College student body.
Mrs. Leitch and her late husband
Jim Elliot were both missionaries to
Equador. In January of 1956, her
husband was killed by some
primitive natives of this country. As
” For Attendance
Sudents returning to aIaC this fail were in for a surprise when they went to
convocation Monday, September 5. Acting Dean of the College, Rev. Dr. B.
Hoyt Evans, set forth a new policy governing General Studies attendances
dropping the old system of twenty attendances equaling a* passing mark.
The new system, although modified at the request of the Student Government
Association, has caused quite an opposition from the student body.
The new policy set up on a grading scale is as follows;
The chief objection to the new policy as stated by the Student Government
Association concerned the giving of letter grades rather than a simple pass-
fail mark. The following were Dean Evans’considerations leading to the
decision to institute letter grades;
1) General Studies is a credit course and all other credit courses are gradad by
2) It seems unfair that a person who has attended the minimum, number of
programs should receive the same credit as one who has attended all of them.
3) Since General Studies is an academic course, it seems reasonable that
students who are aiming for academiic honors should demonstrate superior
performance in this course as well as others.
4) It is a way of rewarding the diligence of students who have great difficulty
with academic subjects without doing an injustice to students who excell
5) It is an accepted practice in numerous other colleges.
a result of this event, Mrs. Leitch
wrote the book Through Gates of
Splender. This book is the first
missionary story to be included in
the Readers Digest book section.
After the death of her husband Jim
Elliot, Mrs. Leitch returned to
Equador with her young daughter
and displayed her love for the Lord
by living among the Indians who had
taken the life of her husband.. Again
she wrote a 'book entitled The
Shadow of the Almighty which was
the li f e and testament of Jim Elliot
taken from his journals.
Mrs. Leitch returned to America
and ’married Dr. Edison Leitch
who recently died after a battle with
Mrs. Leitch, a highy composed
speaker, addressed the student body
of Montreat with the topic “How to
Treat Difficulties! In this talk she
used three basic concepts: 1.
Remember God Loves You, 2. Look
for God’s Meaning, and 3. Offer
Your Difficulties Up to God.
Again Wednesday night at the
weekly prayer meeting, Mrs. Leitch
addressed the students with the
subject “The Gift of Sexuality! In
this talk she stressed the obedience
‘of men and women to God. In
closing she said, “May God give us
grace to be men for his sake and to
be women under God.’
Mrs. Leitch is the author of eleven
books and numerous articles. Mrs.
Leitch’s works are on order at the
Montreat Bookstore and will be
available within the next week.
MRS. ELIZABETH LEITCH SPEAKS TO MAC