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archives Welcome To Homecoming THEVOIGE ''Digest Of Student Opinion'' Buildings Get Green Light VOLUME V FAYETTEVILLE, N. C., OCTOBER 20, 1950 NUMBER 9 ''State's"" Building Program Approved Dr. Brown The newest “Doctor” on the campus is Dr. Allen H. Brown, who qualified for this high honor at Indiana University dui'ing the past summer commencement. He is a Ph, D, in Chemistry, Indiana Honors Brown With Doctorate Mr. Allen H, Brown, a native Tarheel, became “Dr. Allen H. Brown” and straightway joined the exclusive circle of American scholars, when on August 2 past, Indiana University conferred up on him the Ph. D. degree. Dr. (Continued On Page 6) FAYETTEVILLE CO-ED, HOMECOMING QUEEN As we go to press, the an nouncement comes that a local young women, the attractive and talented Miss Ruth Helen Cunningham, a popular mem ber of the Junior Class, has been chosen “Miss Homecom ing for 1950.” Bessie R. Pridgeon, a senior of Goldsboro, is Maid of Honor and Rosa Howell of Robinsonville, and Lucile D. Bennett of Clinton are attendants to the queen. The “go sign” on a portion of State’s huge building program was given at a recent meeting of the Board of Trustees and of the Ad visory Budget Commission. The decision was reached to construct an auditorium and a dormitory for women at a total cost of $512,- 862. The elimination of two teach- erages was necessary since low bids on the over-all project were about $155,000 above the funds available. The Advisory Budget Commis sion approved the change in building plans after listening to ’n appeal by Mr. John H, Cook, Chairman of the college’s Board of Trustees, and by Dr, J, W. Sea- brook, president of the institution. The College had been authorized by the General Assembly to con struct an auditorium, women’s dormitory and two teacherages at a total cost of $567,852. When bids were opened recently, however, it was found thiit low bids totaled (Continued On Page 6) Frierson Gets Doctor's Degree Dr. Marguerite S. Frierson, the lone woman on State’s faculty to hold the coveted Ph. D. degree, (Continued From Page 3) Ohio State Ph. D. A native of Augusta, Georgia and the only woman on the campus to hold a doctorate. Dr. Mar guerite S. Frierson was awarded her degree at Ohio State Univer sity at its past Spring Convocation. Currently, she lives in Durham. Queen? Yes, But Which? Ruth H. Cunningham, (left) attractive junior of Fayetteville, was the choice of the Junior Class to compete in this year’s bitterly- fought “Homecoming-Queen Contest,” Likewise the choice of the Senior Class is Goldsboro’s Bessie R, Pridgeon, another one of State’s popular co-eds. Here it is beauty against beauty. Both young women wear that “smile of “victory,” Prexy's Address Stresses Scholarship At the first general assembly of the school year. Dr, James W, Seabrook reiterated his interest in an improved brand of scholarship for the students at “State”, and pointed out how the improvement of scholarship end good citizen ship on and off the campus woul benefit the institution, but would be of far greater help to the stud ent themselves as they enter the field of teaching already over crowded in some quarters. The President revealed to the students the institution’s plan to secure accreditation in the Am erican Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, and insisted that much depended upon the gentility, the scholarship and the culture of the students themselves. Dr. Seabrook threw out a chal lenge to the student group (1) to study with more regularity and concentration, (2) to review re currently on their own the weak points in their foundation, (3) to let their total deportment be that of college men and women, (4) to respect fitness of time and place in their conduct, and (5) to help in achieving a oneness of effort by working with the faculty toward ’ “single goal”—“the preparation if efficient teachers for the na tion’s elementary schools.” College Conference At Fayetteville The North Carolina Negro Col lege Conference will hold its twenty-fifth annual meeting at the Fayetteville State Teachers Col lege on Wednesday, November 15. The conference, from early indica- (Continued On Page 8)

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