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Entered as second class matter September 27, 1948, at the Post Office,
Maxton, North Carolina, under Act of Congress, August 24, 1912.
Published Monthly (9 times a year) by the Student Body of Presby
terian Junior College for the Alumni Association.
YEARLY SUBSCRIPTION. ONE DOIXAR
CO-EDITORS Jimmy MicCall & Bill Sizemore
BUSINESS MAiNAOBR Frank Spurrier
ASSISTAiNT Joe Liiiens
MJVHRTISING MANAQBR - K. D. Futch
FEATURE EDITORS A. Baker & John Sloan
OO-SPORTS EDITORS E. Morton & T. Robertson
PHOTOGRAiPHER Fred Fountair
CONTRIBUTOR Mrs. L. C. LaMotte
Patsy Hamer, Cecil Wilkerson, Dick Waymack, CharlesSweat
Bill Stephens, Worth Dees, Brantley Vann, Harry Greene, Dan Walton
Ray Lilley, Hertoert Gitotos, Foster Edwards, Fred McDaniel
Mr. John H. Crabtree, Jr Mrs. Ann M. Rousseau
Southern Interscholastic Publication Association
An Answer Please?
On February 6, 1952, a petition was presejited by the
President of the Student Body and the President of the Soph
omore Class to the faculty of the college. The petition was
signed by 96 students. It requested that the Saturday Chapel
period be abolished and that Saturday classes be moved for
ward, adding one-half hour to the students’ week end. As
far as we know, no official action has been taken on this
petition, that is, no official answer has been granted to the
Student Body. If granted, the petition was meant to benefit
the students in the school now. Unless action is taken soon,
we will have gained nothing. The petition was presented with
respect to those concerned, and we respectively urge, on be
half of the Student Body, that an answer either affirmative
or negative 'be given to us soon.
As spring makes its appearance to the Scottie campus,
it is noteworthy that the entire college grounds will begin
to take form to welcome the fair months and the trips to the
We will all realize the,progress that nature will be doing
for the beautification of our campus, but is there something
that we can do to help her? Yes, there certainly is!! For sev
eral months now there have been widespread grievences on
the part of the college administration concerning the wanton
destruction of school property and carelessness in general
on the part of the student body as a whole.
The business office of the college has realized that, if
this carelessness on the part of the entire college keeps up,
a serious and deplorable situation might arise. If such a sit
uation should come up, there might be great cause by tlje
college to resort to drastic measures to stop these unwar
ranted tactics of so-called enjoyment.
Soon there will be a migration of next year’s prospective
students to our campus, and the outward appearance of our
school will play a large part in the decision that they will
have to make, so lets all do our part and keep the college
grounds in the best shape that we possibly can, and not rely
upon the out-dated and senseless recreation which leads
The faculty and student body
of Presbyterian Junior College
wish to extend our most hearty
congratulations to Coach Charles
Kinlaw on his recent marriage
to Miss Billie Olive, formerly of
Kentucky. We hope both of you
will be very happy, and are look
ing forward to having you with
us for many years.
The editors and staff of the
SANDSPUR, on behalf of the en
tire student body wish to express
their sympathy to the family of
Mr. William Henry Belk. Mr. Belk
was one of North Carolina’s most
beloved philanthropists and Pres
byterian Junior College was often
the recipient of his generosity.
BRANTLEY S. VANN
This month the Sandspur proud
ly features Brantley S. Vann in it’s
Spotlight beams. Brant!ey hails
from Fayetteville, North Carolina,
where he attended school and
graduated in 1948. In January 1946
Brantley decided that army life
was too romantic to pass up. So
on January 28, 1946 he bade fare
well to Fayetteville High and all
his schoolmates. He traded his
books for an M-1 and sought ad
venture via of the Quartermaster
Corps of the U. S. Army. Decid
ing that he had seen enough of
the United States through Olive
Drab glasses, Brantley resigned
his position and returned to civili
an life on September 7, 1947. He
resumed his studies at Fayette
ville High shortly thereafter.
Brantley came to Presbyterian
Junior College in September of
1950. Brantley has worked hard
since taking up his studies here.
He is near the top of his class and
his name is frequently seen on -the
Dean’s List. Although Brantley
spends many long hours with his
nose in his books, he still finds
time to give the girls a break. He’s
been seen escorting a cute little
blonde to many of the social func
tions of the area.
Around the campus Brantley is
known for his friendly manner.
He is always ready to cooperate in
any undertaking of the various
groups here at PJC. He is on the
Sandspur Staff, a member of the
Radio Club, Block P and the
He never refuses to help out
on trips with the athletic teams
when he can. Brantley was a
member of the 1950 football team
and received the most serious in
jury sustained by any one on the
squad. At Gardner-Webb Brant
ley’s arm was broken. We all re
member him as he walked over
to Coach Doak holding his arm
and said, “Coach, I think it’s
We want to wish Brantley all
the luck in the world when he
leaves PJC. We know he will
have no trouble if he works like
he has here. The best of every
thing to you Brantley.
As a successful businessman, a
kind benefactor^' and a devoted
Christian, he set an example for
all. The administration, faculty,
and students join his family in
mourning his death.
B. C. Moore and Sons
Buy Your Curlee Suits Here
Red Springs, N. C.
THE SERMON IV^KER
He was a man, a litt^ above
the average in height, hilthink-
ing, pale-silver hair, ttushed
straight back from his brow,
heightened the effect of an ^tel-
lectual appearance. His blue ^es
were intelligent enough but t4ey
had a soft, indecisive quali^,
timorous and acquiescent. AV
though he must have been crowd*
ing three score years, his face was
smooth and pink, unlined, devoid
of any strong graving of charaster.
Clean shaven, apparently beard
less, his pale pink cheeks puffed
full as an infant’s; the small, well-
formed nose and curving lips, set
above the gentle round of his
chin, added to the sense of pret
tiness—an unmasculine but good
He stood behind a pulpit—not
above it, not over it—but behind,
and a small, meticulously mani
cured hand lay nervously, index
finger extended, upon his notes.
Well groomed he was, the blue
serge suit of his profession snug
except when revealment vied with
concealment over some twenty
pounds excess avoirdupois. Par
donable was the gay flair mani
fested in the precise tying of the
silk cravat, the ordered points of
the snowy handerchief crowning
the curve of his left breast.
When the pew sitter stirred,
himself to listen, rather than idly
watch in reverie, he heard good
thoughts, logical and orthodox.
The voice in which they were
mouthed was pleasant, cultivated
—a bit light, perhaps. The click
and shunt of thought progression,
was ordered with geometrical ac
curacy. One, A, one, two, three;
■two. A, A, one two, a, b, c, march-
Uie little grey ideas in cadence.
It was a few minutes later—at
the right time—that the discourse
made the summit; the speaker es
sayed a gesture, delicately and
beautifully done; he teetered on
his toe tips and momentarily quiv
ered -Vith almost-felt emotion.
Then he subsided to his soles; the
congregation automatically stir
red themselves, reaching for the
hymnals. The recessional hymn
The pew sitter, dully, inarti
culately, thought, “No, I can’t tell
him,” as he opened his book and
For the Well Dressed Junior and Youngmen
Sport Coats — Slacks — Shoes
Hats — Shirts — Ties — Belts
Maxton, N. C.
Ed Carrowon Co.
Meats - Groceries - Fruits - Vegetables
Maxton, N. C.
And One Act Flay
To Be Presented At The P.J.C.
Auditoriiiim April 18 At 8:00 P. M.
Admission Students 25c - Adults 50c