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Volume 1, Number 2,
October, 1948, Maxton, N. C.
PJC To Have Homecoming Queen
TRUMAN TOPS STUDENT POLL
“As the state goes, so goes PJC, apt sum- Holds PcLYty At AlvbaSC
marv of the poll taken Friday morning by the Sand- ^
spur staff to determine the students choice in the com
ing presidential election. Hari-y Truman, Democratic
nominee and probable state choice received 39 per cent
of the votes cast.
J. Strom Thurmond, States Ri§;hts Candidate and
the South Carolinians favorite was second with ^ per
cent followed closely by the Republicans Tom Dewey
with 25 per cent.
Henry Wallace polled only 5 per cent of the votes.
Norman Thomas and James Yates received write m
'^^^Many students expressed tle opinion that PJC
would gi with the Dixicrats but as the poll shows, they
picked the more conservative present chief executive.
One hundred fifty two out of the schools one hun
dred ninety two students turned out for the election.
Dramatic Club ^
Work has begun on the play
‘■Take It Easy” to be produced
next month by the Dramatic Club.
The play is a three-act comedy
with a laugh in every other line.
The play will be directed by
Professor Thomas W. Hall. Among
the members of the cast are Joe
Stowe, Watson Rakestraw, Paul
Elmore, Norma Lewis, Don Cov
ington and James Moss.
FRENCH C1.UB MEETS
The ITrencli Club is currently
studying Fran.ce through it.s govern
ment and its geograph. Professor
Hall who spent some time m
Fraiice during the war, has pre
sented several interesting and m-
formative talks. The past meetings
have been higWighted by quizzes
and contests about the geography
Tune ini WEW Oat 2:30 Sunday
afternoon and hear Dr. Wharton
interview the Spanish speaking
students who are attending P. J
DELTA PSI OMEGA
On October 20 Delta Psi Omega
Dramatic Fraternity initiated five
new members. There are Prof.
Leland Crawford, Prof. Norma
Lewis, Tommy Holmes, Jesse
Daughtridge, and David Betts
After the initiation ceremonies
were over, the fraternity elected as
its officers C. J. McNeill, Presi
dent; David Betts, vice-president;
Forrest Hill, Secretary-treasurer
Vets Open Coffee
By KEN BAMSBY
The P. J. C. coffee shop opened
Monday morning with a bang as
students swarmed to the bar to
"sip the java” and to “dunk”
Operated by Bob Stratford and
Billy Vaden, the coffee shop is
run by the Veterans Club of P. J.
C. The purpose of the coffee shop
is to serve the students and facul-
Ity with a light snack between
.Iclasses. From 8 a. m. to 11'.30 a
in the morning, and from 10:00
p. m. to 11:00 p. m. after study
hall, the coffee shop will be open
and anxious to serve its patrons.
During the Monday morning rush
they netted about six dollars, and
later that night the proceeds
climbed to over ten dollars. The
p'rofits from this coffee shop will
go to the Veterans Club for the
The faculty clubhouse of the
Maxton, Laurinburg Air base was
the scene of a faculty Hallowe’en
Party on Thursday night, October
28. The party was a (masked) cos
tume ball and prizes were given
to the persons wearing the best
costumes. Mr. Lyles won the prize
for the men and Mrs. Charlie Par
ish won the women's prize.
The costumes were many and
varied. Mrs. Charlie Parish came
back Mr. Parish wore a typical
as a witch. With a lump on her
Hallowe’en costume, very colorful.
Confidentally, ask Mr. Parish who
won the apple-ducking contest. Or
maybe, better still, ask Mr. Ed
mondson. Two ghosts were there
to complete the scene—Mrs. Skin
ner and Norma Lewis. Mrs. Lyles
was a handsome man and Mr.
Lyles came as a very charming and uumca..
somewhat flirty lady. The Edmond-|0 clock Monday,
sons were very dignified hoboes. '
Other countries were represent
ed. We had a Shiek and his, lady
present in the persons of Mr. and
Mrs. Thomas Hall. Drs. LaMotte
and Wharton had a huge hat,
scarf, and flag. Coach Doak ap
peared on the scene and would tell
no one whether he was a baseball
player or a referee, he did com
liy Bob Kay
The Homecoming festivitie. this
year will include the crowning of
Presbyterian Junior ■Col'iegft’s firstl
Homecoming Queen. The (jueen
will be chosen from photogiaphs
submitted by the .students so fel
lows look over your pictures and
enter your best girl, your wile
or your slste and may the be.^t
looking girl win!
The selection is beiiur sponsoro-d
by the Sandspur a.rl mmnbsr^ of
t!.e f.-culty will seive as judge.s.
The C^ueen will be ci'owned .'it a
coieni ny during the homecoming
dance by Student Body Prendent
James I. Y'ates.
The rules are as follov's: Each
student may .subinit a picture
(portrait preferred) of his girl,
wife, or sister. Attached to the
photograph should be a brief de
scription containing the gnls
name, home town, occupation or
where she attends school. There
is an entry fee of twenty-five
cents for each photograph en
tered. All photographs will be re
All photographs must be, suD-
mitted to editor Gene i,ehman or.
contest editor Bob Kay by twelve.
Club News At PJC
By JIM WABBEN
On Monday night, October 11, at
7-00 p. m. the Commercial Club ol
P. J. C. held its first meeting. For
res D. Hill of Winston-Salem, N.
C., was elected president and W.
F. Martin vice-president. The organization,
lowing officers were also installed, officers for this year’s club are
Boyd Smith, Social Ctorman. ^ "ei ^^^j^^^^^^gpj,g(^^j,y.treasurer. Thel ^ Ferrene’s Russian
By BOB HAZABU
Five members of the Westrninia-
, J ter Fellowship were
the Synod of North CaroUna West-
minister Fellowship Conterence^^
- -- „ . r IHigh Point, October 15-17.
Mrs. Ferrene s Russian Don Covington, Gene Skip-
Ferrenc came as a very \ongi TPerKitvson, Bob Haz»*
attendance at this meeting was, ^ ^ Provide Ferrenc came as a very long.v'ere uon
small, but more are Information to the *^"®Losei man. Mr. Ferrene just came,P®J^' , ^ Char\es E. PavrisVi.
join as the club gets under way.1^^ emergency\ ^ hungvy naan -wVio ^
[The purpose of this orgamzation is^^^^^p financial backing ^.upper. Mr, Crawford other colleges and universities
fn Tirnmote fi’iondshlp DUS t»c , , qc a v/arv ffitl , T.#>noir-
I i lie 1. f *- —«-•
to promote friendship among bus
ness students, and also to help
them find positions when they
Meeting dates will be decided
upon in the near future. All busi
ness students interested in joming
should contact Forrest Hill or Mr.
Edmondson, faculty advisor.
sick G. I’s.
No definite dates have been get
for the meetings.
eaten supper. Mr, Crawford ■*'^®)'^‘other colleges and universities
present and dress'ed as a very ^^'•Lgnresented were Davidson, Lenoir-
railroad man. Other faculty mem-i Tri^ta Macdonald,
bers wei'e present but not aJl were ^
Jr League Lead
LEHS-McRAE, Oct. 27.—Camp
bell held to its perch atop the
Carolinas Junior College conference
race last week by nosing out the
surprisingly powerful Belmont Ab
bey Crusaders, 19-18.
Second-place Lees-McRae main
tained its position with a 13-7 win
over Mars Hill’s Lions.
Asheville-Biltmore, in third place
with three wins and one loss, rat
tled over P.J.C. last week, 44-6, and
will lead off this week’s games
by being host to Mars Hill tomor
row night in Asheville.
Campbell takes on a tough foe
Friday, meeting the N. C. State
freshman squad at Sanford.
Saturday night Gardner-Webb
will journey to Brevard and P.J.C
will be at Belmont Abbey, both
W L T
Campbell 2 0
Lees-McRae 4 0
Mars Mill 1
Gardner-Webb ... 1
Belmont-Abbey ... 0
P. J. C 0
Let's Take A Look
JAMES I. YATES
We have just completed our firs
six weeks. Many may not be satis
fied with their grades. The best
piece of advice is to “Just beai
down a little harder.
The school spirit or Espirit de
corp has not been what it should
be at times. In the future, at our
pep rallies or other student get-
togethers, let us show more spint.
The turn outs at the pep rallies
has been very disappointing and it
more do not turn out there is no
need to have them.
The Student Council is making
every effort to function as a res
ponsible organization. The
is proud of the support it has
received from the student body as
well as the faculty.
By THE EDITORS
Team of the month: We’re on
the bandwagon of the high-riding
Carolina Tar Heels, one of the
nation’s best teams.
Joke of the month; It was close
between Harrison’s “and the boss
said to the secretary” and Yates
“too hot, too cold, too sweet!” but
Sticks And Stones
Hello! This is the Editor speka-
ing—Somebody told me you had a
nice, big, fat ^ripe and not a soul
to tell it to - - - Tch, Tch - what
a shame! But don’t be downcast,
Luu --- iMac, wake up and live! From here
we pick Yates as the jester of the on out this little space right here
month. is all yours—just for you and youi
Mystery of the month: What we gj-jpe. Here is where you gripe
wouldn’t give for a picture of Law-about the chow, about the latrines^
1 • _ ^
rence Avant and a few other fellow
on the south end of first floor as
they stepped into the hall and
found themselves face to face with
a four legged milk factory. How
do you suppose that cow got into
about that awful smell that seems
to come from somewhere near, or
about strange cows found in your
rooms. You can even gripe about
this paper—I Ouii’t say we-U piint
it all, but we’ll print some of it.
Rhyne, W. C„ Flo,a Macdonald,
Queens, E. C. T. C„ Duke, Stale
Mitchell Salem, Peace U. ^
Johnson C. Smith A. and T.. and
Barbara Scotia. a
The delegates were entertained
in private homes.
The conference took place at the
First Presbyterian Church.
Rev K J. Agston of the West
Raleigh Presbyterian Church was
the Conference director. Assrsting
him were Dr. George Kelsey, Asscv
ciate Executive Secretaij,
Churches; Dr. Harry Goodykoontz,
Director of Student Work for the
Presbyterian Church the U. .
and Bob FakUema, of DuUe Uni-
versity, who directed the recreation
^'^’The* conference opened with
supper Friday evening and conclud
ed with lunch Sunday. The high
light of the conference was ®atui^
I ^uu 1 * ’ £ \ in thp llefht 01 me cuilic*
cLeod dormitory? and the Jday night when the newly elected
Catastrophy of the month; JamesUaddest or baddest tale wins. 8-| ^ installed as the Coun-
I. “Catsup” Yates was splatteredL,ize . . . p -ottle of ^ with an impressive
from head to toe when the topLg shoot ’em in and lets see what .
_ J* - /^afcnin 1 Wn r*« n snare thc nlOOd.
Hey! All you mellow cats! Have
The chapel programs should be
made more interesting. The pro
grams are often not well organized
Ind do not hold the interest of the
average student. Fridays chape
during the football season could be
devoted partly to a “Pep
If you have any suggestions
making the chapel programs more
interesting, please let us know.
There ?ias been a lot of com
plaint about the lavatories in the
dormitory. Much of this con»plamt
is justified and steps should be
taken by the administration to
have these corrected. Nevertheless,
the students could do a great deal
to help improve this condition.
No school, whether it be an uni-
versity or a small junior college
.750,such as P. J. C. can not progress
.SOOunless a healthy spirit exists and it
.333 certainly does not exist here on
.478 the campus at this time. What is
.000 the cause of it, I would like to
from head to toe when me vup go shoot cm in aim ic., c
flew off of a bottle of cat^'up asjhappenfc! We can spare thc blood
he was shaking it vigorously. . -
Women of the month: We ap
prove of all twelve of the gorgeous
gals artist A1 Moore has drawn foi
the new Esquire calendar. Have
you gotten yours yet?
Scholar of the month: Bar-Bell
Bovy deeply engrossed in some
sort of research over in the library.
Find of the month; A mighty
fine men’s store up Laurinburg
Noise-maker of the month: Big
Richard Harrison all the way with
Bangsite cannon, cowbells, and
combo. Honorable mention goes to
Band of the month: Since hear
Ing Louis Jordan the other nite
we are naturally prejudiced but
we really enjoyed “Run Joe
“Reet, Petite, and Gone,” and
“Let the Good Times Roll.” Fine
Quip of the month: Pemo com
plaining, “I’ve got classes I ve
never been to yet.”
Wish of the month; That we had
a few shmoos to present to Mrs.
Cll lor .
candlelight service. Bob Haaard
was elected council membe^at-
large to represent P. J. C. Don
Covir\gton has held this position
for the past year.
Discussion groups on the Horne,
Hey' All you mellow cats: xT.avu.jjuman Relations in our Soc^ty,
vou been diggin’ all that fine stuff personal Christian Discipline, Per-
called music the collegians havelg^nal Faith, and Student Work; a
been putting down over Laurinburg panel discussion worship, addresses
way? Really, Jack, I kid you not,Lnd business meetings were in-
r^i^ir Marrisnn and the giujjgd in the program.
those licks Dick Harrison and the
boys give out with are really in
there. With Bob Sweeley and his
fine sax and clarinet; “Hump” Ar-
mieted on the trumpet up front;
Dewey Jones on the piano; and
Teck Rice on th* drums rounding
out the combo, these cats keep
the joint jumping like mad!
The Coilegiates have played to
three growing crowds at the Laui-
inburg Community Clubhouse. They
play for a dance at the Commun
ity Club here in Maxton Thursday
night and back at Laurinburg Fii-
day. Saturday the boys are slated
to take a jaunt down to Rock Hill,
S. C., for a private dance.
Dick “Whale Tail” Harri.son is in
charge of all arrangements for the
Feirene: Before wc boein Lets ctTt Chapel today.) one ; .uat
exam are there any que-'tions. ip .... can’t afford it, I need the good .joke and_ let it g
Cawthorne: Whats the name of At least we hopa so.
No Cow College
In last weeks l^-'siie of the
Scottish Chie' thera was a story
entitled Cow College. Since that
story concerned P-JC, many peo-
pls thought that it was written
or sent in by some meinlier of
the Sandspur staff. 1 should
like to clear that up now by
saying tJiat no one on our staff
either wrota or eave any inlor-
mation leadng to the writnig of
that story- That does not mean
that we condemn it as bad or
luitrvie. On the other hand we
Hke it caiw» it shows that the
old place still has a sense of
humor. We hellev.8 that every
one concerned took it a>s a