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NOVEMBER 9, 1951
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
MARY WASHINGTON Editor-in-Chief
EUGENE POLK Business Manager
JEAN RANDOLPH Associate Editor
LOTTIE TUCKER Associate Editor
ALPHONSO LIGGINS Sports Editor
DORIS PRIDGEON Reporter
THEOPHELUS PARKER Reporter
DORIS POWEI.L Circulation Manager
BIDDIE DAVIS Circulation Manager
LAWRENCE JACKSON Circulation Manager
QUEEN PITT Circulation Manager
LEVOLYRE FARMER Circulation Manager
RUTH HENDERSON Copyist
CORA BATEN Copyist
CLEOPATRA GRISWOLD Copyist
FLORENCE HOGANS Typist
THERESA HOGANS Typist
ETHEL MUTTS Typist
MARIE CHESTNUT Typist
WILBERT KING Typist
JOHN W. PARKER Advisor
A SENIOR'S GOODBYE
No one not in my position can appreciate my mixed feelings of sad
ness and gratitude at the parting just across the way. Saying fare
well to friends and associates is always a task of sadness—sadness at
the thought of parting with those with whom one has shared various
experiences of work, of study, of interest in numerous college activi
ties, and of the struggle to achieve a definite academic goal. On
the other hand, there is the feeling of gratitude. I owe much to
Fayetteville State Teachers College and to the kidness of those
teachers who allowed me to drink from their fountain of knowledge.
It seems only yesterday that I crossed the great Atlantic Ocean and
came to America to embark upon my educational career. Upon my
arrival in the United States, or rightly at Fayetteville State Teachers
College, I did not think it possible for me to remain away from home
for two and a half years, but through prayer, perserverence, courage,
and determination, I shall shortly reach my “goal”. I feel fully justi
fied for the sacrifices I have made in leaving my family. Again, I
have met prominent people who have influenced my life.
Never will I forget the lole that our dear President, Dr. J. Ward
Seabrook, has played in my education; to him I owe endless gratitude.
I must say thanks to my advisors who inspired me to continue when
all around me seemed dark, and when it seemed inevitable that I
give up and go home.
I appreciate also the kind co-operation of my fellow students and
class-mates who have made me feel at home. To them I say, “Keep
the torch of knowledge burning; pass it on to the coming generations
of eager students.” I hope to prove so worthy a product of “State”
that other Liberian students may be inspired to come to Fayetteville
State Teachers College.
—Beatrice G. Williams
MISS NEWTON DOING WELL
November 3, 1951
TO THE EDITOR:
I was certainly pleasantly surprised when I found a letter on my
desk from you upon returning from a recent vacation. Due to my
having spent such a delightful year with the college family there, I
am always interested in the total progress of the institution.
I was happy to hear that even with some failures, the work of the
teachers of English is moving along nicely.
Despite our having had our attention directed to a mass activity
during the past v/eek-end, my mind wandered, at intervals, to your
college program. I had teen informed by Miss Murphy and Miss
Lavolyre Farmer, President of the Young Women’s Christian Associa
tion, that their yearly Recognition Ceremony liad been scheduled for
Sunday, October 28th.
Up to this point our program to the military has been most gratify
ing. Community cooperation accounts, in a large measure, for the
success of our new USO services to the Armed Forces.
Kindly remember me to everybody at “State.”
MILDRED W. NEWTON
Taylor Street USO Club
2300 Taylor Street
Columbia, S. C.
ON BEING REMEMBERED
Nothing appears quite so encouraging, so stimulating, and even
so touching as the simple matter of being remembered. It can take
many forms, but apparently it applies with about the same force to
all of us. An example of “remembering” a veteran teacher of yester
day, Miss Mattie Chavis, is shown by the fine response the student
body gave a suggestion made at an assembly program a short while
ago, by senior Eugene Polk of Marshville. The group decided to re
member her by sending a beautiful bouquet of flowers, and a large
scroll on which appeared the names of a large segment of the student
Th:;t was precisely as it should have been, for no former member
of the faculty is more deserving of being remembered than is Miss
Chavis, for many years dietician and instructor in household arts.
She will always be part and parcel of the college tradition. It is
well, too, that a senior led the way.
ALUMNrS BIG PLANS FOR ''STATE''
September 18, 1951
We are glad to greet you at the beginning of the 1951-52 school
year. We hope you had an enjoyable summer and if you are a
teacher, that your schedule has been worked out, your program com
There never has been a time in the history of our school when there
was more need for alumni support, alumni co-operation, and alumni
guidance than now. The 1950-51 year’s record of the Alumni As
sociation is now history, but we are proud of it because it is the
greatest record we ever made. The record shows that over $2,100
v/ere contributed by the alumni of the school. We are told by
President J. W. Seabrook that the College was able to keep quite a
few worthy athletes in school because of this contribution. Whether
.you contributed or not is known only by you and God; our interest
now is what will you do this year; P’ayetteville State Teachers College
is at the crossroads! Will you send it forward, or draw it back?
We must have $5,000 to continue in the right direction. The
Alumni Association has accepted an obligation to assist Coach “Gus”
Gaines in putting the college out in front. We are quite sure we can
count on you to help us. Kindly send your check or money order to
Mrs. A. O. Williams, Fayetteville State Teachers College, Fayetteville,
There will be a call meeting of the Association on October 6, 1951
at 11:00 a. m. Please be present. We need you badly.
Alexander Barnes, President
Annie D. Drane, Secretary