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STATE TEACHERS COLLEGE NEWS LETTER
Duplin County Chapter
The “Spirit of Christmas,’ !
mingled with the long continued
jne of Dear S. T. C., is makint^
us look fonvard to a very hapi)y |
holiday season indeed.
During our \ atation we hope
to meet various ones coming.
from “Slate,” who will renew
our precious memories of cam-
]jus liie there. So with these
things in mind, it is to vou, ihe
present staff members and the
jjotential alumni, wc are wish-,
ing a Merry, ^^errv Christ'r;a';
ond a Prosperous N’ew Year.
Carrie ^^ae Sharj,ics^
Fine Art of
Heniy Morton Robimon
Into Dr. William Mavo’s of
fice several years ago came a well-
dressed. ruddy faced man. his
forehead creased with woiTy.
■f ve been a locomotive engineer
for 20 years,” he began. “Never
take from him his share of do- tune, blooming when all else was United StateS
minion; and, although it be true dead.
and Soviet Union
that he who follows printed ad
vice is under a guidance more
skillful and dexterous that any
he could have got from his own
Mrs. Lillie li. Blackwell New
by, class of ’2C) visited the campus
on November 23 in companx
with her husband Dr. J. T.
Miss Bessie Carr, class of '40
was a '.isitor to the campus on
Thanksgiving Day. She was ac
companied by Cpl. Carr, who
has just returned home from
Mr. Otha A. Jones, who fin
ished his junior vear here, and
who is the husband of Mrs. Clara
Griffin Jones, and who has been
in the armed services for three
years, was a recent visitor. Mr.
Jones will resume his studies at
Virginia. He is planning to ma
jor in Histcjrv.
Benjamin Hall, Jr., who has
been recently discharged from
the United States Coast Guard,
was a visitor on the campus. Mr.
Hall is a nati\e of Ocala, Flori
da. He plans to continue his edu
cation at Hampton Institute
where he was formerh enrolled
before his induction.
Mr. and Mrs. C>harlie Marrow
announce the marriage of their
daughter, Ethel .Kdell to Mr. Ed-
^vin B. Harch on March 11, 194,5.
• \ son, Micheal Edward was
I)orn to Mrs. Eva Mae Brooks on
October 3, 1945. ^^rs. Biooks is
a graduate of the class of ’3.5 of
S. T. C.
Mrs. Minnie Taylor Howard.
(lass’41 is 'hp i)rr>iiri mo'.her
oT~son. Howard, Jr.
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.\t the expiration of Mrs.
Maude Jones Sykes’ ser\ices to
you, I am assuming her duties as
I would like to serve you in as
many profitable capacities as
possible. So, if you will get in
touch v>ith )ne b\’ sending the
news of your Chapter by the 25,th
of each month, it ivill be pub
lished the succeeding month. I;
will also send your receipts for
votir subscriptions which might
(Mrs.) Cora Jordan Jackson
for the past year I'\e been faint
ing at the throttle. E\erytime I
come to a certain cur\e I go in
to a complete blackout for about
a half a minute, ^^’hat's the mai
ler with me. Doctor?” Dr. .Mayo
didn't bother to make even a
perfunclorv examination. Point
ing to the engineer's starched
collar he asked, “Do you wear
that collar at work”- The en
gineer reddened, “’^’es,” he ad
mitted. “They call me Gentle
man Jim, and kid me aboui it.
But I wear it anyway.” Then, de
fiantly, “What's that got to do
with my tainting? " Dr. Mayo
aiose and ]jressed his finger
against a big artery in the engi
neer's throat. “If I pressed hard
enough here,” he explained. Td
cut off the blood supply to your
biain and you'd faint. Now
when you take that cur\e, you
lean out of your cab window and
your high starched collar shuts
off the supply of blood to \our
brain, for a complete cure I
prescribe a lower, softer collar.”
1'h e engineer followed Dr.
Mayo’s instructions, and al
though he lost something of his
dandified reputation at least he
didn't faint anymore.
Charlotte E. Reid,
Class of ’47
AVhile tJie Mistletoe was also 1‘here are at this time
held by the Druids, our heritage gj-^at nations in existence, whicl
untutored mind, he is less of a is from the Scandina\ ian myths, proceeding from different point!
man, and, upon the whole, is less Erigga, goddess of Lo\e, armed appear to be ad\ancing toward'
fair, less righteous than one who lier son. Balder, \\ith a charm same end; — I mean tli,
in a ruder fashion contri\ es to to make him immortal, a safe- nited States of .America a®
think for himself. . . . Moreo'.er, guard against harm from any- Russia. . . .
the readers of public prints were thing deri\ing life from air, iire, nations seem to
slow to understand the new kind water or earth. Irigga forgot reached very nearly th
of dutv which had come upon the >fistletoe which lives by none bounds which nature marked om
them. Thev were slow to see of these. Loki, the evil god, fash- them, and have nothing far.
that it became them to look in ioned an arrow of Mistletoe and (q -,5^1 to keep what thei
critical spirit upon the guided the hand of Helder, the already posse: These two nnK
blind god, who slew Balder.
writings of a stranger, unseen
and unknown, who was not onlv Erigga s tears fell upon the Mis-
proposing to guide them, but tletoe to become its wax-xshite
even to sjx'ak in their name. . . . berries. The gods combined to
The blessing conferred by print restore Balder and Frigga de-
will perhaps be complete when creed that henceforth the Mistle-
the diligence, the wariness, and, toe should be a symbol of Love,
above all, the courageous justice 1 he Gladstonbury Thorn, jecis, and lea^ es the individual
of those who read, shall be Poinsetta, Hawthorne, Rosemary to act almost without direction
brought into fair proprotion and Bay — There legends are The Russian concentrates in onr
with the skill and the jx)wer of Christian in origin. The Thorn man the whole power of societv
those who address them in print, was brought to England fjy The main principle of the fonner .
Alexander William Kinglake, Joseph of .Arimathea. Coming to is liberty; of the latter, despotism.
The In\asion of the Crimea, Gladstonbury he rested and his . 1 heir respecti\e points of de
are still in progress. These alone'
are marching forward rapidlv
with giant steps in a career to I
which the eye can as yet discern 1
no limit. ...
The American depends chieflv
on self-interest to effect his ob-
In former times almost every
body who could was accustcjmed
to contribute in an acti\e way to
the formation of opinion, ^^en
evohed their own political ideas
and drew forth the ideas, of their
friends bv keen pfal discussion.
. . . But gradually, and following
someM’hat slowly upon the inven
tion of ])rinting, there came to be
introduced a new division of la
bor. . . . AVhat had been an in
tellectual exercise practiced in
a random ^vay by thousands, was
turned into a branch of industry,
and pursued with great skill by
a few. People soon found out
that an essay in print—an essay
strong and terse, but abo'.e all
opportune—seemed to clear their
minds more effectually than the
sayings which they heard in con
versation, or the letters they re
ceived fiom their friends: and
at length the principle of di\ ided
labor became so complete in its
iipplication to the forming of po
litical opinions, that by glancing
at a newspaper, and gi\ing swift
assent to its assertions and argu
ments, many an Englishman was
. . . dispensed from the necessity
of ha\ ing to work his own way to
But to spare a man from a
healthy toil is not always an un
mixed good. To save a free-born
citizeji from the trouble of think
ing upon questions of state is to
By Mrs. E. M. Lowe
A great many of the legendary
origins of our Christmas customs
have become so overlaid with the
patina of years they have, for
practical j)urposes been lost.
Here are, briefly, a few of our
The Yule Log
The Yule Log dates Ijack to j through the ages.
the pre-Christian era in England ■
when the Celts celebrated the
feast of Hioul in honcjr of sun’s
returning strength. The Druids
at that time, lit, to be blessed |
and rekindled each year a sym ]
bol of perpetual fire. The \'ule ■
Log outli\ eel its pagan signifi-!
] . 1 T- ] ■ 1 i chance to sit doxvn or to put
cance and in the 1 udor period ', . , ’
became a svmbol of festi'.ity.
The stoutest and greenest log,
frequently the base of an apple-
Staff of I horn took root. From parture are different; they move
I its twigs and branches was built in opposite directions; but each
’ the first church of England. The seems to be called, in secret de-
Poinsetta is native of Mexico. ^ signs of Providence, to hold in its
There it is called “Flower of the ^ iiands at some future dav the
Holv Night,” ha\ing its origin destinies of half the world.
1 in a Christmas miracle. A child, , Alexis de Tocqneville,
too poor to bring a present to , Democracy in America, 1835
ihe Christ Child knelt outside!
the manger. "Watered by her Does anybodv reallv like to be
tears a scarlet plant sprang from read tor
tlie earth as a fitting gift. The * * *
Bay Tree sheltered the Holy
Famil) in iis night from Egypt,
and upon a Bav Tree, Mary
! hung the small garments of the
Christ CJiild. These symbols gain
, in significance as they come
-After the first fifteen minutes,
what do women say to each other
by telephone in the next fifteen
good w:iV fo quell a do;r.c«it
uproar is to turn on the radio ^
real loud. I
Gentlemen seem to prefer the
same kind of women that attract
A ou might as well ask for a,
di\ orce as ask your wife to cm'
on the money she spends}
at the hairdresser. |
.A jjolite man seldom
The peculiar thing about the
siiort work week is that we wake
up (arly and fresh as a daisy nn
our day off, notwithstanding that
Please don't ask me what I'm we’d much prefer to sleep late,
tree, selected for its long burning jtonight; first tell me what On workdays we could sleep till
cjualities, was hauled in lighted ha\e in mind. noon without any bother at all.
Avith a brand from last years log. I
Fhere are many legends of the
Christmas Tree, perhaps none
more dramatic than the tale of
St. Boniface ^vho set out in the
eighth century to convert the
Germanic tribes to Christianity.
Their chief god was the war god
Thor, to whom the oak was
sacred. Boniface came upon a
group preparing a human sacri
fice on an altar at the foot of “
the oak tree. He rescued the lad I
j and split the oak in twain; point-'
I ing to a little Fir tree he said,,
; “This is the tree of the Christ ^
: Child.” j
I The Holly |
The Holly comes to us from
the Roman feast of Saturnalia,:
celebrated in December. The'
Romans l)elie\ed that Saturn,
god of iigriculture, made the
Holly as a symbol of good for-
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LYCEUM ARTISTS SERIES . . . 1945-46
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