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September, 1948, Max ton, N. C.
The following students were ap
pointed to the Staff of the 1948-
49 Bagpipe by Charles Bristow,
the Editor-in-Chief, during the
H. J- Preseren, Faculty Advisor;
Charles Bristow, Editor-in-
Bob Viall, Assistant Editor;
flijjddy Powll, Business Mana
W. A. Warren, Advertising Man
J. I. Yates. Photographic Edi
Connie Bullock, Art Editor;
Perry Sanderson, Bill ParsK)ns,
John Gibson, Circulation Mana
G. L. Barker, Sports Editor.
Organizational plans were being
forwarded, and the members of
the Staff are looking forward to
a successful year. The Staff wish
es to maintain the high standard
set forth in the 1947-48 Annual
under the able supervision of
Maynard Royster, Editor-in-Chief-
In order to mantain the standard,
the Staff desires the full coope
ration of the Student Body. Any
one desiring to serve on the Staff
with the Photographic or Adver
tising depbrtment, please contact
the Eidtor-in-Chief or the head
of the department.
During the next few weeks,
IWy. BlllHs, pHotogrB-pliev firon.
X^iurinburgr, North Carolina, wiU
begin taking tih» annual pic
tures. The dates for the various
classes and groups will be an
nounced at a later date.
Anyone desiring to sponsor his
gii^ friend, mother or wife, please
contact the Editor-in-Chief as
soon as possible. The staff feels
fortunate in having Mr. H. J-
Presern as faculty advisor.
Th« sophomore class held Its
election on Tuesday, Sept. 14,
In the CjhapeL The following
were elected officers: Ouirles
Javens, President; M. L Jarrett,
Vice President; and Buddy
Powell, Secretary and Treasurer.
Following the election, Mr. .Jav
ens was sworn Into office by
James Yates, President of the
Student Council.. Orgaluzation-
al plans for the class wiU be
announced at a later date,
ry classes will hold their elec-
The freshman and preparato-
tions of class officers on Nov.
7 and 8.
Tommy Holmes has been elect
ed president of the Dramatic Club
for the coming year.. Other offi
cers elected at the organizational
meeting are Jim Warren, vice-pres-
ident and Bob McKay, secretary.
llhe club plans to open the
years activitiy with a comedy
which is to be presented in the
near future. Two other produc
tions have been planned — a
Christma.s play and tha annual
The Delta Psi Omega, a na
tional dramatics fraternity which
was organized at Presbyterian
Junior College in 1946 will also
be active this year. C. J. McNeil
is president of the fraternity and
iFore^ Hill is secretary-lreas’urre.
' Present at the oiamauc ciuu
meeting were Paul Elmore, Phil
lip Frye, Julius Watkins, C J.
McNeil, To-Timy Holmes, Forest
Hill, Frank Helton, Don Coving
ton, David Betts, Sid Carroway,
Watson Rakestraw, Bob Kay, Joe
Stowe and Jim Warren.
Mr. Thomas W. Hall is the fac
5 New Faculty
There are five new f culty mem
bers at P. J. C. this yeer. They are
Rev. Charles Parrish, Mr. Miro-
slaw Simonis, Mrs. Gladys B. Skin
ner Mr. J. H. Edmundson and Dr.
Robert L. Wharton.
PJC Officially Opened Wi)l
Formal Program On Sept.
For Natl. Guards
Mr. Rufus C. Pittman addressed
the student body Monday, Septem
ber 20, in behalf of the National
Guard which is organizing a com
pany in Maxton. Mr.. Pittman,
who was foj-merly the quarter
master officer in charge of the
Laurinburg-Maxton Army Air
Base when it was a five million
dollar installation, outlined the
National Guai’d program and its
The local company, which will
be activated as soon as sufficient
enlistments are obtained, will drill
on Monday evenings at the form-
TTie KevereiMl W, E. HaywurW of
Raeford, N. C. spoke of ’’LdivirJK- tn
Turbulent Times” to the stutltot
bCdy of P. J. C. in his addr^Mf,' ttt
the formal opening of the 1^8^49
term on Friday nn«rning, Septem
ber 10. Also stressed was the need
for a well-balanced life. C. H, WKit-
lock of Maxton, town clerk, fipeak-
ing for the local citizens, wV^lcrcioed
the college students to Maxtoi\ uaH
invited them to enjoy the hotrpUHl-
ity of its citizens. After Dr. Xjif
Motte, the school president, ■wckotn-.
ed the students back to collegc, the
ceremonies were closed with tho
singing of the A'lma Mater and lUo
school term was officially luvder-
Since its year of organiKation In
1929, the enrollm'ent of T'. J. C.
has grown from less than 30 to
nearly 200 students. Out of this
group there are 102 veterana v^ho
are taking advantage of the OJ. I.
Bill of Rights. Although morit of
the students this year arc new-
Is New Activity
REV. CHARLES PARKISH
Mr. Parrish is, p >rfessor of Bible -
and College ChaBTf a. He received ment in the new company,
his M. A. dgere
degree from Davidf
1942. He completed/the lull course
._ T-> ion at "Uriion
Theological Seminaffy, Richmond, tend.
Virginia, in 1946. l^e was born in
Raleigh, N. C., Marrth 15, 1&21, and
was- graduated at Ca.;'y High School
in 1938. For the past two years
he served as pastor of Spring Val
ley Presbyterian Church, Hunting
ton, West Virginia.
UIl i.VXUliU.CXJ' — ^ V V- ^
er air base. The members of the comers, between 70 and 75 tiro
company will also attend a two returning from last term. The.*)e
weeks summer encampment" at asecond year students will fiuVt a
regular army base, Mr. Pittman new 10,000 volume library a-wattlnit
added that there will be an ex-their usage, plus new course-l that
cellent opportunity for advance-ar'e being offered.
‘ ' There has been no ditficuUy lix
PJC Students With
The Westminister Fellowship
group composed Of young men and
women of college age began its
activities for the year of 1948-48
on September 12 at the Presby
terian church. Bob Hazard and
Boyd Smith were appointed tem
porary chairman and alternate
Chairman respectively, to get a
program planned for. the follow
On September 20, officers wer;
elected. These are Bob Hazard,
President; Howard Rink, Vice-
President and Program Chair
man; and Humphrey Armistead,
Secretary-Treasurer.. Advisors are
Rev. Lee Stoffel, pastor of the
Maxton Pi-esbyterian Church;
Rev- Charles Parrish and Rev. C.
H. Maury, professors of Bible at
P.J.C.; and Don Covington.
The First Presbyterian Church of
Maxton held a social for the stud
ents of Presbyterian Junior College
Thursday night, September 9. To
become acquainted with each other
the guests exchanged autographs.
Chaplain Parrish of P. J. C. led
the group in folk songs and dances
on the lawn.
Several relays were run off with
spirited interest among both the
participants and spectators. The
highlight of the evening came when
the guests were divided into two
groups and given five minutes to
dress a model with crepe paper.
Gene Skinner was declared by the
judges to be the winner of the
beauty contest by virtue of his
having the “new look" although
runner up "Curls” Clark was very
Sandwiches, cookies and punch
were served by the women of the
coupiofc iire stajfirit
[Terrace on the North Camp-19.
After the election of officers^ church after which the group join
a short talk on the subject “Whatj^^ singing with Miss Mary Me-
Young People of Today accompanying at the piano
Buddy Powell Named
Pres. Of Athletic
Assoc. At Meeting
the Future” was given by Mr.
John B. McCallum..
Commission Chairmen will be
announced in the very near future
with the programs' worked around
The Westminister Fellowship is
open to anyone who wishes to
attend regardless of church pref
erence. Everyone is urged to at
tend this Christian character
building program every Sunday
night at 7:00 p.m. at the Presby
At the Friday daily student
body Chapel Meeting Buddy
Mr. Simonis is the new professor
of German and Russian. He was
imprisoned for nine months in 1923
in Moscow near the Kremlin be
cause he refused to join the Com
munist Party but later escaped to
England and came to America. Mr.
Simonis taught Russian to specially
selected American Naval officers at
the government language school at
the University of Colorado during
the war. Previously he has taught
languages in adult schools in New
York City. .
Mr. Simonis was born in Nava,
just north of Leningrad, and trav
eled in Germany and France as a
youth with his father and mother
for several months each year from
1910 to 1914. He took special
courses in German at Heidelburg
and Hamburg and in France at the
tJniversity of Paris. He has had
some work in teaching methods at
Columbia University. He is a mem
ber of the American Association of
Teachers of Slavic and East Eu
ropean Languages. During the
summer he has been preaching ana
College Band Will
Play hi Football
According to statements from
Richard W. Harrison, the College
Band plans its first personal ap
pearance at the opening football
game with Brevard on October 2
in Laurinburg. Due to the small
number composing the newly or
ganized band, Harrison plans to
unite the College Band with the
Laurinburg High School Band and
play on s-pecial occasion and homei
games. As yet no definite ar-
ra^igement Ijor the fist homr
game has been agreed upon,
therefore the college band may
shoulder this fiist affair alone-
The objectives’ of the band are
very simple. First, they plan to
cooperate with all organizations
by playing on programs, parties,
etc. Second, to play at all home
football games to create more
school Ejpirit and help the morale
of the team.
For all social activities and
chapel progiams a dance band
is being formed. This phase of toe
band is progressing very rapidly;
the only hold-up is the lack of an
alto sax. Anyone iJHerested in,
playing in the dance band, espec
ially an alto sax, get in touch
with Harrison or either attend
band practice in the gymn.
Hey, Grand daddy, what’s all
this I hear about you getting new
orders fromi the V. A. Do they
liave a clause in them about
waich stems, and are you allowed
to buy season tickets to. concerts?
Powell, Ctfvington, Va, was jiecturing to Russian settlers nea
President of the Pres- Duluth, Minn.
by. Junior CoUege Athletic As- | Dr. Wharton was born in Gree^-
sociation for the coming school boro. North
year. Other officers elected were ,was educated ^ Duke
C Talbirt, Concord, N. C., Vice and took ®f,tueht i^th^
T>re«ildent- and Horace Prevatte, University. Ltfiter he taught
The vote was unanimous for [years. In 1899. Dr. wn^^^
Rev. Fry Is Speaker
At Morning Chapel
During Past Week
Rev. Thomas S. Fry, pastor 6f
the First Pres'byteria church at
Red Springs has been deliverii^
the morning chape address for
the past week here at P.J.C. Rey-
Fry subjects' have included Pray-
A Perplexed Gcd and other
Announcement has been 1^44®
the resignation of the fteV^ ifenty
'G. Bedinger, D. _D.,.as Pr^wipnt o*
Flora MacSonaM Colleg'e. an
nouncement^ stated that Dr.
ger would Become pastor ef tho
Presbyterian Church at PiifeviU®
alter Oct. 25th.
Dr. Bedinger’s presidency crs't6ra
Macdonald College has beJm
constant improvement for thfc co»-
lege. MiJch regret has beeft ex
pressed over hif' leaving.
[years- I" ,fed°”for 4^ RW Fry was introduced by dif
all offices. ^ , ^°ea?s“" He'Sned X countryferent members of the Ministerial
Support The Sandspur | (Cont. on page 4> ciub..
Tfiere are stud'ent? at PJO
Presbyterian Junior CoUe^ was
founded in 1^9.
PJC has a prop^ty
$179,206 wth a gfcrieral eii^wBxcnt
of ^01,665 and a schOiaraliV^ c»-.
downmer>t of ,