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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
BERNICE SELLERS Editor-in-Chief
EUGENE POLK Business Manager
RUTH McNAIR Associate Editor
EVELYN JOYNER Associate Editor
EDWARD HUNTER Circulation Manager
BIDDIE DAVIS Circulation Manager
LOTTIE TUCKER Reporter
JAMES FAISON Reporter
CHARLES BLACK Typist
CHARLES RICHARDSON Typist
SARAH SAUNDERS Typist
BURNETTE BURROUGHS ' Typist
IRENE WALL Typist
MARY MEADOWS Copyist
LOIS HAND Copyist
JOHN W. PARKER - Advisor
txit: Joe Louis
The final paragraph of an editorial in The Greensboro Daily
News for June 27, 1948 read: “You’ve been a champion of whom
the American people had a right to be proud, Joe Louis. From here
on out, may happy living be yours and the influence which you have
exercised these championship years prove undiminishing.” This
comment appeared in lesponse to Louis’s declaration of intention to
end with that fight his pugilistic career. In all probability, Louis
was serious in his decision to quit the fight business. And most Amer-i
cans were happy that perhaps the most colorful champion of them
all would retire undefeated, retire in what was obviously a “blaze
But it was not to be that way. Something happened, perhaps a
number of things. Joe’s generosity ran away with him. He helped
his friends; he gave to a variety of community projects. In 1942, he
donated his entire purse of $47,100 from the Buddy Baer fight to
Navy relief, and his take of $36,146 from the Abe Simmon fight went
to Army relief. Tim Cohane predicted two years ago that Joe would
never retire undefeated.
Now Joe Louis needs money. He has to live and he has to pay
the Federal government a huge sum for back taxes. In his recent
fight to pay his honest debts, Joe was defeated by a younger and
faster man, Ezzard Charles. So runs a tale that we might well pon
der; so went the exit of a national hero v.'ho during the war days
remarked, “We will win because we are on God’s side.”
Another Forward Step
At the close of the spring term last year, the faculty took what
the students regard as a forward step in permitting the establishment
on the csmpus of fraterriites and sororities. This move came after
a study of the whole problem of fraternities and sororities by a
faculty committee headed by Dr. Allen H. Brown. The report of the
Brown Committee was accepted, and it was decided that Greek
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letter organization would operate under certain college regulations.
It is now up to us—faculty as well as students—to make fraternities
work for the best interest of the students and of the college, to make
them meaningful about the campus. Fraternities and sororities at
State could avoid the pitfalls that some college fraternities have suf
fered; they could, while the students have fun, become a part of the
institution as one big program—“the preparation of efficient teach
ers.” Shall we have it that way?
A Word From Prexy
To the Members of the Alumni
May I endorse the splendid letter of Mr. J. E. Hawkins, one of
our successful graduates, now coaching at Xavier? We need im
mediately adequate funds to operate a representative athletic pro
gram. So many of our sister colleges vigorously seek out athletic,
musical and other talent among high school seniors until we are
placed at a decided disadvantage unless we have funds for scholar
This winter we shall enlarge, grade, enclose and purchase seat
ing for the Smith Athletic Field, which was given the college by the
late Nannie L. Smith. We are asking the Legislature for funds with
which to enlarge and improve the gymnasium. These material im
provements will not mean much unless we have scholarship funds
to encourage the attendance of students who are not only good ath
letes but also are scholars and gentlemen.
Within the next few days we shall start construction of an audi
torium costing $285,000 and of a dormitory costing $227,000. Other
construction projects will follow that will rejuvenate this historic
campus. We now have four Ph. D.’s on the faculty with more on the
way. Our enrollment is 650. In addition to the $y76,000 already
appropriated by the prior Legislature we are asking the Legislature
of 1951 for $914,985 in permanent improvements.
So many of you studied under tnat great educator and leader.
Dr. E. E, Smith. You know of his burning desire to excel—on the
ball I'leld, in the school room, in civic life and in religious activities.
You would not be true to his memory if you did not sacrifice in
order to help your Alma Mater and to make his dreams come true.
We are confident of your loyalty and of your desire to help.
It is highly encouraging to note the active interest of the Alumni
in the growth and dvelopment of their Alma Mater. Under the
dynamic leadership of Mr. Alexander Barnes, president, and with the
energetic aid of the other officers and of the chairmen of the fund
raising committes we are confident that Fayetteville State Teachers
College is embarking upon the greatest era of its long and honorable
I know you are proud of the fact that Fayetteville was the first
State College to have a Negro on the Board of Trustees. Now, out
of nine members four are colored. One, Miss Mabel Powel, is an
“He gives twice who gives at once.” Will you not send in your
check or money order today? Every cent received and paid out will
be audited by the State Auditor, and every cent raised will be ac
credited to the Alumni Association.
We hope to see you at Hcmecoming, October 21, 1950.
Yours for a greater Fayetteville State Teachers College,
J. W. SEABROOK
“The library never closes,” said one of the librarians during the
summer to a person inquiring of the library hours. That was right.
The librarian, Mr. Henry M. L. James and the assistant librarians,
were on the job on a part-time basis all summer cataloguing new
books and making other improvements that will be noticed even by
the casual observers.