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APRIL 7, 1949
OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF THE STUDENT BODY
Edited And Published By The Students
FAYETTEVILLE STATE TEACHERS COLLEGE
Fayetteville, North Carolina
Published Three Times During The School Year
BERTHA BARNES Editor-in-Chief
WILLIE RIDDICK Business Manager
THELMA WATKINS Associate Editor
THELMA HARRIS Associate Editor
JAMES MCDONALD Associate Editor
EDWARD TAYLOR Associate Editor
QUEEN E. LEWIS WEAVER News Editor
JOHNNY BUTLER Sports Editor
ZEBULON GORDON Exchange Editor
CAROLYN BURWELL Reporter
ALENA STOKES Reporter
MARGARET PATTERSON Reporter
BESSIE PRIDGEON Reporter
IRENE WALLS Reporter
LOTTIE MUNN Reporter
GEORGE JOHNSON Typist
THELMA DIICKENS Typist
JAMES PURCELL Typist
CHARLES BLACK Typist
FOUR YEARS AFTER
Amid the mass influction of students into colleges through
out the land at the conclusion of World War II was a group of
some 200 freshmen who put in their appearance at the Fayette
ville State Teachers College. For the most part, they v/ere
green in every sense of the word, but they were determined to
adjust themselves to the exactions of a college program, and
to pay the cost in work, thought and sacrifice of a college edu
cation. The group is now on the last lap of its four-year journey.
It has, however, not been all work; lots of fun has been in
terspersed. The athletic games, the social occasions, the
meeting of celebrated persons, and the work and association
with instructors have all contributed fond memories of "Old
State" we shall forever cherish. There has been consolation,
too, in seeing the College grow, and in being a part of that
growth. Under the leadership of Dr. James__W. Seabrook, the
College in 1947 was granted the Class "A" rating by fte
Southern Association of Colleges; recently an extensive build
ing program has been approved by the state legislature and
the money appropriated. Next year's curricular offerings will
To the knowledge which the College has imparted, we
shall continue year by year to add new knowledge, to travel
in new lands, and to work out new theories to the end that we
may enhance the good name of our alma mater, make our
mai> in the world, and carry a "lighted torch" to Negro youth,
many of whom may never see a college campus.
INFORMATION FROM DEAN
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desire to teach in the field of
The Wilmington Veteran Cen
ter, under the direction of Mr.
Fred J. Rogers, Principal of the
Williston Industrial High School,:
is terminating its third successful
year of operation. Some 39 stud
ents are enrolled this year and the
curricular offerings are identical
with the first two years here on
the campus. The classes runs from
4 to 8 p. m. daily.
In connection with the United
ALL IN FUN
Dad: Well, Albert, how did you
get along in the examination in
English grammar today?
Albert: Oh, I done fine, pop. 1
only made one mistake and I seen
it as soon as I done it.
Having worked feverishly for
ten hours, a man posted his in-
Dcme tax return letter two minutes
prior to the deadline. The post
man observed ten minutes later
.hat the letter was addressed to;
The Infernal Revenue Depart
The most simplified of the sev-
1 income tax blank asked just
What was your income last
What were your expenses last
How much cash do you have
How early can you send it in?
A freshman who through mis
understanding missed the class
picnic the day before muttered to
himself: “If I hadder knowed, I
coulder rode, I woulder goed”.
Armed Service Forces Institute
and the Division of Information,
Education and Training at Fort
Bragg, the College has operated
since September a center for per
sonnel of the armed forces.
Some forty-four men were
registered for the fall session
and a somewhat smaller number
came for the winter quarter.
Major William Hague, Head of the
Information, Education and Train
ing Services at the Post, has been
most cooperative in every respect.
Professors John W. Parker,
Marion L. Fleming, Andrew L.
Motorist: “Mister, where does
that road go?
Farmer: “It don’t go nowhere.
It's been there ever since I've been
I Know Something
Good About You
Wouldn’t this old world be better
if the folks we meet would say—
T know something good about
And treat us just that way
Wouldn't it be fine and dandy
If each hi*ndclasp, fond and true,
Carried with it this assurance—
I know something good about
V/ouldn’t life be lots more happy
Tf the good that’s in us all
Were the only thing about us
That folks bothered to recall?
Wouldn’t life be lots more happy
T£ we praised the good we see?
For there’s such a lot of goodness
In the worst of you and me!
Wouldn’t it be nice to practice
That fine way of thinking, too?
You know something good about
I know something good about you!
The names of persons who
participated in the Sunday
School’s general assembly pro
grams during the winter quarter
include M‘isses Doris Powell of
Kinston, Ruth McNair, Mount
Pleasant, Pennsylvania, Lillie But
ler, Fayetteville, Edythe Clark,
Fayetteville, Hilia Wilkins, Nash
ville, Bessie R. Johnson, Morven,
nU Messrs George A. Johnson,
^ed Hook, Ne.v York, Henry
Jones, Spring Hcpe, W, L. Jordan
of the Department of Physical
Science, Theophilus Parker, Eden-
ton and Charles H. Mumford, of
Clarkton. Taking part also were
representatives of the two Christ
ian organizations and the Women’s
Glee Club under the direction of
Miss Mary E. Terry.
Miss Minetta Hunter of the De
partment of English was the fac
ulty advisor during the winter
quarter and Mrs. H. T. Norris of
the Department of Education has
assumed the sponsorship of the
Sunday School for the current
Scott and Dr. Joseph H. Douglass
have served as instructors.
During the current school year,
evening courses at the Cumber
land County Court House have
been offered for in-service teach
ers in Fayetteville and vicinity.
These courses were organized
with the help of Mrs. Mae Rudd
Williams, Jeanes Supervise*? of
Cumberland County. Dr. James H.
Brewer conducted the course in
Negro History, and Mr. Clarence
A, Chick, a course in the Funda
mentals of Social Science.
Recently Mr. Clarence Murray
of Mamaroneck, New York and
Miss Rosella Armstrong of Wil
mington, North Carolina joined
hands and decided to be “sweet
“I now pronounce you man and
wife”, is what the minister said
on December 28, 1948 when Miss
Hilda L, Smith of Beaufort, North
Carolina and Mr. Ulrich R. Hester
jf Morehead City, North Carolina
ppeared before him at the home
of the bride. Many friends wit
nessed the ceremony.
Mr. Garland Terry of Norfolk,
Virginia, found his high - hopes
"onsumated in the dignity and the
fine womanly qualities of Miss
Marie Walker of Fayetteville,
North Carolina. The wedding was
'okmnized on March 4, 1949 at the
home of the bride.
The College Choir, directed by
Mr, George Van Hoy Collins, has
donated two sets of stage back
drops for the college assembly
room. Those made of dark green
velvet material give the illusion
of depth to the stage; the other set
is light gray and is used on spec
ial occasions. The choir and the
director express the hope that
their donation might “improve the
appearance of the stage”. The staff
joins the College in saying,
“Thanks a million.”
FROM THE SECRETARY’S PAD
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May 24—Tuesday; 11:00 a. m.—
Commencement address by the
Right Reverend Thomas H.
Wright D. D., Bishop Diocese of
Eastern North Carolina, Wilming
ton, North Carolina.