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The Sandspur A STUDENT PUBLICATION OF PRESBYTERIAN JUNIOR COLLEGE VOLUME 4 THE SANDSPUR, MAXTON, N. C., NOVEMBER, 1951 NUMBER 3 Basketball Gets Started Basketball began on November 4 and 15 men came out for the team. The team has tive returning lettermen with a nice group of promising material. Men returning are Futch, Misenheimer, Fields, Stuart and Stone. New and promising material like Blue, Parker, Barber, and Covington, and other players such as Ellerbe, Carter. B. Stuart, P. Stuart, Bethune. Baker, McKoy, and Johnson are showing improve ment. The past several weeks have been spent in offensive itactics with the teams shaping up about like this: first five; Misenheimer and Barber at guards; Stone at center; and Fields and Blue at forward. The second five; Parker and Covington at guard; Futch at center; Ellerbe and McKoy at the forward positions. Five other players are hot in the cointest for positions. PJC has already played two scrimmage games, one with the Alumni and one against Pembroke Stale College. In both games the first team was strong and played well enough for the coach and the team members to detect their mistakes. The first official game on Coach Doak’s schedule is January 9 at Oak Ridge but he has said that he hopes to get some games before Christmas. The team needs a lot of work because of the lack of experience but as the weeks progress I be lieve the team will show vast improvement. FROM THE ENGLISH DEPARTMENT The Three R’s Of Democracy John Stevenson Chowan Trips Scotties, 13-0 Chowan’s heavy team got two firsit quarter breaks that set up their only scores. The first score was set up after Misenheimer kick was blocked and Chowan took over on the 18 yard line. Two plays later Chowan took the lead 6 to nothing. After the - second kick off in four minutes a fumble gave the ball again to Ohowan on PJCs 22 yard line. The fullback carried 14 yards the first play and two plays later crashed the remaining yards for a TD. Never again after these two early breaks did Chowan get past the 15 yard line and the teams appeared to be very evenly mat ched. PJS’s deepest penetration car ried to the 9 'yard line after a Ohowan fumble was recovered on Chowan’s 47 yard line. Misen heimer and McCall combined to make the drive which went over on down to Chowan on the 9 yard line. Mesenheimer was by far the outstanding PJC player as he plunged from his fullback posi tion for an average of 6.5 yards per try. The teams drove each other very well until they crossed the 20, after that they seemed unable to push for pay dirt. ■Misenheimer led the team and McCall played one of his best games. Robertson and Fields were very aggressive in the line for PJC. Elias Lieberman said: “Every drop of blood in me holds a herit age of patriotism. TSEflS declara tion should be made by me and every other American because our is truly a great heritage. It is only where freedom rules that the first person singular has any meaning: where the dignity with which God endowed man has any recognition. Freedom is a precious principle- representing the greatest aspira- uon of the human race in its strugging search for the truth. The hardest lesson to learn today is how to make good use of this freedom. We Americans need to stop, and think, and act. Less than a generation ago the tide of freedom seemed to be sweeping all opposition before it. But today the tide of despotism is rising threateningly and de mocracy is in the defensive every where. Mankind is passing through one of the most critical ages of| all history. If we in America are to meet the challenge parents, teachers, and schools must unite in the defense of freedom. The American home is failing to train its children in the prin ciples of democracy, and in the tents of the Christian Religion which lie bade of our democracy. Our first defenses must 'be set up here, for too much responsibility is being delegated to our schools. It was said recently that the public school is the greatest disy covfery ever made by man. Cer tainly every public school should be a bulwark of freedom, but constant vigilance is needed to maintain the quality of our pub lic education and to guard our schools against the vicious attacks of propagandizing pressure groups. Suntle influences an at work to alarm and intimidate us. This is a tie for clear thinking, and to think clearly one must be inform ed. This demands that we read widely, wisely, ’and thoughtfully. This is a duty of citizenship in America today. We must see that our public schools teach the fundamentals and to do this we must know what the fundamentals are and start for them ourselves. We are duty bound to be shareholders and partness in this vast demo cratic experiment. This and those who say that in our public schools lies the highest hope for preserv ing the individual freedom for which America stands. Today America must stand firmly in her unenviable role of leadership in this tragic hour. No longer with the three “R’s” Suffice in Edu cation. The other three “Rs” for which must stand are: Rights, Responsibilities and (Relationships. 'We hear a lot today about the Declaration of Rights, “Every world citizen must study this and act upon it nationally and inter nationally. We need, however, to write an accompanying [Declara tion of Duties.” General Eisen hower said a few days ago: “The big word for every American to day is ‘Duty’, ” It is of utmost importance that our schools guard democracy by teaching teamwork among Amer icans of every color, creed and ancestory. The brown men, and the black men all over the world are watching us, and we dare not confine this teaching to Ameri can schools. iTo have peace and security, two things longed for by the plain people of all countries, we must have a sympathetic un derstanding of all peoples. Where else can this be taught success fully except in our public schools. The Preamble to the Constitu tion of the United Nations Edu- ational, Scientific, and Cultural organization contains these words from the pen of Prime Minister Atlee of England: “Since wars begin in the minds of men, it is the minds of men that the de fenses of peace must be construct ed.” Important and indispensable as that is, we must go deeper than that. Gandhi said: “John Ruskin was content to revolu tionize change his life.” The life of Candhi immortalizes him. Our lives, too, must change with our thinking. The difference between tyran ny and freedom is God, and God alone can change men’s lives. There must be in America a deep and sustained moral awakening, for today we neither morally nor ethically prepared for our place of leadership. Character and cit izenship education are hard—yes, imperative. A sense of world cit izenship is also imperative; But these are not enough. Our -system of education needs the three “Rs” of Reverence, Righteousness and Religion. From the Bible is read: “Ye shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free.” John 8;a2. “Thy word is truth.” John 17:17. “Bless ed is the nation whose God is the Lord.” Psalm 3'3:12. 0 Radio Club News By Bill O. Stevens There is very little good news form the Radio Club this month, so let’s talk about something which is of paramount importance to all of us. What has happened to the school spirit at PJC? There is ab solutely no school spirit among the new students and very little a- mong the older students. Why can’t everyone realize that asso ciation, fellowship and wholesome recreation are very important to everyone? I know that a few teachers are very busy in their torture chambers, after our own blood, but even then you do have some free time during which you can do some club work or work for the comfort and recreation of the student body. In the Radio Club there are a very few who are to be com mended for their work, and their attempts to get more interest in the Radio Club. So orchids to: “Pop” Paden, Buck Carter, Worth Dees, Richard Feagin, and “Mama” Clark. 'So far the students in the club have yet to present a program over WEWO in Laurin'burg. This program- is very important to every member of the club because it gives him actual experience in radio production and in what ever capacity he chooses. (Do you have a solution for this problem of school spirit? If you do have a solution please bring it to the attention of the student body immediately. How about it? Let’s get the ball rolling. P. J. C. Wins Final Game In Robbins Park The PJC Scotties finished up their schedule by edging out Ed wards Military Institute toy a score of 27 to 26 in Robbins Park in Red Springs. PJC got an early start in the first period with three quick touchdowns. Chuch Mayers took the opening kickoff from his own twenty up to the midfield. From there Guy Misenheimer, Jim McCall and Mayers took the ball to the two yard line. Mayers scored and Mc Call kicked the extra point. ■ After the kickoff EMI fumbled and Myatt recovered for the Scot ties on the twelve yard line. Misenheimer went over left tackle for the score. The kick was wide and the Scotties took the lead 13-0. On the next kick off Bill Myatt suffered a broken nose when he tackled Bennett of EM$. Then the visitors threw a long pass from their own forty-five which was intercepted by Jim McKoy and returned it to the mid-stripe. Mc Call took the ball on the next play and ran for a touchdown only to have it called back on a clipping penalty. After an exchange of punts, EMI recovered a PJC fum ble on the Scotties thirty and on the next couple of plays John Bull ing scored on a twenty yard run. The kick was no good and the Scotties still led 13 to 6. The Scotties took the ball on the Ram’s forty and Mayers rac ed for another TD. McCall’s kick was good and PJC led 20 to 6. Late in the second quarter EMI made their second score of the game. The kick was good and the half ended 2i0 to 13. Early in the third period the Rams drove deep into the Scottie territory. Bennett went over for the score and the extra point was good. The score was now tied 20 to 2i0. But on the following kickoff Misenheimer took the ball, on the thirty and dashed seventy yards for a touchdown. McCall’s kick was good and the score became 2i7- 20 in facor of the' Scotties. The Rams scored again late in the third quarter. But the try for the extra point failed and EMI missed their chance to tie up the game. The final quarter saw both teams fighting hard, but were un able to score. The final score of the game was 2i7 for PJC and 26 for EMI. Our boys played a swell game and a lot of credit should go to the boys in the line, who fought so hard to open the holes for our backfield. Credit is also due to the speedy backs that sped around the field behind those linemen. Most of all I would like to bring out one of the boys that credit is most due. He is one fam ous quarterback John Sloan. Johnny has led us through every' game and he has done a good job, so lets give him a big hand. 0 We also have a hard luck story! Jim McCall had his first touch down called back in the EMI game so lets all bear with him. But a- gain lets give him a big hand on his kicking ability. His “true- toe” gave us the needed extra point for victory. Homecoming Is Big Success On the seventeenth of Novem ber the hallowed halls of Dear Old F^resbyterian Junior College welcomed its students of years past once again. Yes, the alumni had returned to meet old friends and make new ones. This Homecoming will be re membered as One of the most successful in the history of P. J. C. Much of the credit for this success goes to Foster Edwards, President of the Student Activity Board, who began decorating on the fourteenth for the dance. Well-made plans resulted in suc cess. I would like to mention a few of the attending alumni who were here as students last year, and here they are: Jim Holeman, ex president of the Student Body, D. C. North, ex-editor of The Sandspur, Murray Barefoot, Bob Hughes, John Jones, Rudy Lee, Clyde Parrish, and Hal Sharpe. Included in the activities of the afternoon was the basketball game between the team of the alumni and the Scottiesi which the alum ni won by a score of 58 to 49. During the halltime period, pretty and petite Amogene Head of Al ma, Georgia, was crowned Queen of Homecoming. AJmogene was sponsored by TJie Sandspur and elected by the present student body. At five o’clock the faculty, the alumni, and the students attended a delightful barbecue dinner. By this time everyone was feeling happy and gay and all were im patiently waiting for the big dance to get underway. - Hal Gore and his band were proudly featured at the dance. With Hal’s fine music, and a nip in the air, the night was ideal for dancing. After several hours of dancing and merriment the festivities slowed down, came to a halt, and Homecoming 195:i was over. Yes, the dance came to a successful close at 11:30 Saturday night and the dormitory became quiet and livable at 11:3'0 Mon day night. May all future Homecomings be as successful as this one, and un til another, we will not forget Homecoming of 1951. 0 PJC To Examine College Draftees Presbyterian Junior College has been notified that its student per sonnel office has been designated as a testing center for the Decem ber 13, 1951, Selective Service Col lege Qualification Test by Selec tive Service Examining Section, Educational Testing Service, Princeton, New Jersey. Students at PJC and at some nearby colleges will be assigned to this testing center for their tests. 0 Basketball Schedule January 9 Oak Ridge, there; 11 Chowan, here; 14 Campbell, there; 16 Pheiffer, here; 32 EMI, here; 26 Wilmington, there; 30 Pheif fer, there. February 2 Louisburg, here; 4 Wingate, here; 11 Pembroke, here; 13 EMI, there; 16 Louisburg, there; 1® Pembroke, there; 21 Wingate, here.

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