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''Digest Oi Student Opinion"
FAYETTEVILLE, N. C., APRIL 29, 1948
Dr. Mays Commencement Speaker
Commencement to scholar-pulpiteer Prexy Busy Man
Be Gala Occassion
With a schedule of experienced
and well-prepared speakers for
the exercise and with a large
group of candidates for the Bache-
ler’s degree, the commencement
season is expected to be an inter
esting one. A statement of the en
tire commencement program fol
May 7 and 8—“Icebound” Senior
Class Play, 8:00 p. m.
May 14—Ju^pr Senior Prom. 9:00
May 19—Cap and Gown Day—
12:00 noon. Speaker: Dr. Helen
Edmonds, Professor of History,
North Carolina College at
Durham, North Carolina.
May 22—6:30-8:00 p. m.— Presi
Speaker: The Rev. Samuel E.
Howie, D. D., Pastor, Highland
Presbyterian Church, Fayette
ville, North Carolina.
May 25 — Commencement
11:00 a. m. Speaker: Dr. Benja
min E. Mays, President, More
house College, Atlanta, Georgia.
The annual Religious Emphasis
Week will be observed April 27-
29. This year’s speaker will be
the Reverend David R. Hedgley,
Pastor of the First Baptist
qhurch, Winston-Salem, North
Choir On Tour
The college choir, Mr.
George Van Hoy Collins director,
is on a tour that will take it to
many eastern cities including At
lantic City, Baltimore,, Washing
ton, D. C., and New York City.
Noted scholar, pulpiteer and tra
veller, Dr. Benjamin Mays is
President of Morehouse College,
Atlanta, Georgia. Recently he
made a trip around the world.
The College has sponsored ex
tension centers this year at Lau-
rinburg under the direction of Mr.
Andrew L. Scott; at Lumberton
under the direction of Dr. Joseph
H. Douglass; and at Rose Hill un
der the direction of Mr. Clarence
A. Chick. There are approximate
ly one hundred students registered
at the three centers.
The Veterans College Center at
Wilmington under the direction of
Mr. F. J. Rogers, Principal, Wil-
liston Industrial High School, is
progressing nicely with a total of
twenty-five first and second year
students. This year the school re
ceived a subsidy from the city of
The students publish a school
paper, and many of them look
forward to entering the junior
year at State in the fall.
President J. W. Seabrook at
tended a two-day meeting in
Chapel Hill and a two-day meet
ing in Raleigh as a member of the
Steering Committee of the Teach
er Education Commission. He at
tended, also, two meetings of the
Board of Directors of the Ham
mocks Beach Committee, as chair
man of the Ways and Means
Committee endeavoring to raise
one hundred thousand dollars to
erect buildings upon the beach
property that Dr. William S.
Sharpe is donating to the Negro
teachers of North Carolina. Re
cently the President spoke over
Radio Station WPTF, Raleigh, in
behalf of the Oxford Colored Or
phanage, of which he is a trustee.
Other meetings attended by Pres
ident Seabrook are those per
taining to the establishment of a
maternity hospital in Fayettevilje
under the direction of an alumnus
of Fayetteville State State Teach
ers College, Dr. M. L. Perry; and
the Planning Committee of the
Parks and Recreation Commission
of Fayetteville which proposes to
erect a swimming pool and a
playground just north of the
Smith Athletic Field on our cam
Recently returned from a two-
year study period at the Carne
gie Institute of Technology, Miss
Mary E. Terry, soprano, appeared
on February 20, 1948 in a musical
concert, much to the delight of a
host of music lovers. At the piano
was Miss Ruth Gillum of the
North Carolina College at Durham.
The artist introduced the pro
gram with a group of lyric songs
presented in simple and easy
manner. Among the numbers ap
peared G. F. Handel’s “Oh Sleep,
Why Dost Thou Leave Me,” the
anonymous selection, “W hen
Love Is Kind,” and “Over the
Mountains” by Roger Quiller. Miss
Terry demonstrated great talent
in the rendition of the next group
of numbers which were sung with
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Dr. Roosevelt D. Crockett, Di
rector of Religious Activities at
Bennett College in Greensboro,
was the guest speaker at the Ves
per Service sponsored by the
Young Women’s Christian Asso
ciation, Sunday, April 11, 1948.
The speaker was introduced by
Dean Joseph H. Douglass. In an
address that was definitely stim
ulating, Dr. Crockett discussed the
relation of the individual to the
things about him, to himself,, to
others, and to God. The Women’s
Chorus, making its initial appear
ance, furnished the music.
Dr. Crockett is the second
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In her recent concert at the
College, Miss Mary E. Terry
thrilled hundreds of music lovers.