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"DIGEST OF STUDENT OPINION
F. S. T. C. Host to S. E. District Teacliers Association
GIVEN AWARDS—During a recent chapel program, Dr. W. P.
DeVane was given a certificate on which he was named Omega’s
“Citizen of the Year.” At the same time, Dr. J. W. Seabrook was
given both a certificate and a plaque naming him as the Omega’s
“Man of the Year.”
Clinic v/as opened with Mr. Ed
ward W. Hargrove as the school
psychologist. The clinic is located
on the ground floor of the Smith
Administration Building between
the post office and the canteen.
The function of the Psychological
Clinic is primarily that of psy
chological testing and counseling
of students who have personal
social, or emotional.
The clinic works in close coop
eration with the Dean of Women,
the Dean of Men, Guidance and
Personnel Services of the college,
and the Speech Clinic which is un
der the supervision of Miss Lois
Turner of the English Department.
Students may come to the clinic
voluntarily or they may be refer
red by their advisors or instruct
ors. Pupils from Newbold Train
ing School may be referred to the
clinic for testing by the principal.
Miss Helen Hucles. Pupils from
Edward Evans School, Orange
Street School, and North Street
School may be referred to the
clinic for testing by the respective
principals through Miss Teresa M.
Callender, Supervisor of Elemen
tary Schools in Fayetteville.
Personal histories have been
filled out by the freshman class for
the files of the clinic. Office hours
of" the clinic are posted on all bul
letin boards and students may ar
range appointments at their con
Titles of pamphlets used:
Where Are Your Manners?
How to Solve Your Problems
Choosing Your Career
What Employers Want
You and Your Health
Enjoying Leisure Time
Getting Along with Others
Should You Go to College?
Growing Up Socially
Atty. Cook Heads
Board of Trustees
li'ain B. L'mstead recently announ
ced the re-appointment of three
members of the Board of Trustees
of the Fayetteville State Teachers
College and the naming of six
Mr. John H. Cook, Fayetteville
attorney, was re-appointed to the
chairmanship of* the board, a posi
tion he has held since he was ap
pointed in 1941 upon the death of
his father, H. L. Cook. The elder
Cook filled the position for 41
years following his appointment
by Governor Daniel Russell in
Other members re-appointed in
cluded W. E. Horner, Sanford
newspaper publisher, and Dr. C.
W. Furlong, Smithfield physician.
One of the new members is Emil
Rosenthal, Goldsboro banker and
merchant, who formerly served on
the board. He was named to suc
ceed Dr. M. E. Bizzell of Golds
boro who did not desire a new
Other new members include
Gurney. E. Edgerton, Fayetteville
life insurance company official;
Victor Dawson, manager of a Fay
etteville radio station; and Dr. W.
P. DeVane, Fayetteville physician
and former city councilman; At
torney R. J. Hester, Jr., of Eliza
bethtown; and Stewart B. Warren
Terms are for four years, expir
ing October 1, 1957.
Held Nov. 20
On Friday, Nov. 20, teachers
from eight surrounding counties
met at the Fayetteville State Tea
chers College when the South Eas
tern District of the North Carolina
Teachers Association held its an
nual meeting. A large number of
teacliers, principals, and supervis
ors were present when the leader
ship training group got under way
at 10 a. m, and for the sectional
meetings which began at 2:30 p. m.
Afternoon group sessions were
held as follows: administrators and
supervisors, high school, audio
visual aids, health and physical
education, vocational, primary,
grammar grade, music, guidance,
and leadership training groups.
The general sessions began at
6:30 p. m. in the college auditori
um and included greetings from
the' superintendents of Fayetteville
city and county school units. Dr.
J. W. Seabrook, president of the
college, brought ' greetings also.
The highlight of this program was
an address by the guest speaker.
Dr. Walter N. Ridley of Virginia
State College, Petersburg, Va. Dr.
Ridley, who is well-known in edu
cational circles, holds the distinc
tion of being the first Negro to
earn the Ph. D degree from the
University of Virginia.
I The theme of the meeting was
l“Lay Participation in Education.”
Clarkton Colored Schools in Bla
den County, is District President.
A social affair in the college gym
nasium at 9:00 p. m., concluded
the day’s activities.
A number of lay ciftizens in and
about Fayetteville made contribu
tions to the program.
DR. RIDLEY SPEAKS
School Subjects and Jobs
Your Personality and Your Job
Study Your Way Through School
You and Your Mental Abilities
Money and You
Looking Ahead to Marriage
How to Study
Discovering Your Real Interests
LIST OF VETERANS
IN SCHOOL 1953-54
Willie R. Alston, Kermit Branch,
Willie Edward Drakeford, Harold
L. Ford, David E. Franks, Jesse J.
Gillis, Norman R. Hayes, Denry A.
Lawrence, Ollie H. Lincoln, Wil
liam George Mack.
William F. Monroe, Thurman H.
Murphy, Johnnie L. Noble, John
nie M. Pettiford, George Prayer,
Charles Richardson, James A. Rob-
DR. SEABROOK NAMED
TO STATE COUNCIL
Among the outstanding North
Carolinians whom Governor Wil
liam B. Umstead recently named
to the State Advisory Council of
the Employment Security Com
mission was Dr. James W. Sea
brook. President of the Fayette
ville State Teachers' College. Dr,
midst of a huge building program,
serves also as a member of the
Board of Trustees of Johnson C.
Smith University, the Oxford Or
phanage, and the local hospital
Public representatives are W. B.
Horton of Yanceyville, James A.
Bridger of Bladenboro, Mrs, R. C.
Lewellyn of Dobson, and Dr. Sea
brook of Fayetteville. Employer
representatives are W. A. Edger
ton of Enka and A. L. Taft of
Lincolnton. Employee representa
tives are Melvin Ward of Spencer,
(Brotherhood of Locomotive En
gineers and Firemen) (AFL), and
H, D. Lisk of Charlotte, Textile
Workers’ Union of America (CIO).
inson, Charles Simmons, Hobson
D. Simpson, James K. Slade and
Foster Williams, Jr.
Speaking at the 17th annual
meeting of the Southeastern Dis
trict of the North Carolina Teach-
e r s Association at Fayetteville
State Teachers College, Dr. W. P.
DeVane, former city councilman,
stated that well-trained teachers
cannot hope to succeed in their
education program without full co
operation from the parents who
constitute the bulk of 'the lay
Dr. DeVane, a physician, and
another local layman, B. F. Fer
guson, former president of the
State Congress of Parents and
Teachers, were principal speakers
at the meeting. They pointed out
facts that offer possible solutions
to problems facing the secondary
Mr. Ferguson stated that dis
trust and misunderstanding be
tween parents .teachers, and the
general public present a dangerous
force that retards educational pro
gress, and that the American child
today faces environmental distrac
tions and temptations that tend to
confuse him and slow his work.
Both speakers stressed the point
that since we aie forced to bring
up our youth and send them forth
to die for Christian Democracy
and our way oi life, we should put
aside all prejudices and misunder
standings and work together to
Dr. DeVane made the S^^'agestion
that mutual and baseless fears
among the teaching personnel
should be abated. He illustrated
the fear point by citing the situa
tion of the teachers fearing the
principals; principals fearing the
supervisors and superintendents;
the superintendents in turn fearing
the people; the people fearing their
children and the children fearing
Dr. DeVane urged his listeners
to take an inventory of their men
tal equipment in the light of a
changing social and educational
order. He emphasized the point
that tomorrow’s problem will be
greater and everybody must pre
pare to meet them by acting today
on the important issues facing our
Representatives of the eight
counties in the district participated
in the open forum following the
main addresses. Other local citi
zens on the program were: E. A.
Armstrong, and Rev. Mr. Gregg,
pastor of the Presbyterian Church.
C. J. Barber, principal of Booker
Washington high school in Clark
ton, is president of the district as
Officers re-elected for the com
ing year are: William D. Robinson
of Acme, chairman; Thomas E.
Boykin, of Clinton, vice-chairman;
Miss Helen Lennon of Chadbourn,
secretary, and Miss Dorothy B.
Floyd of Fairmont, assistant secre
VETERAN OFFICERS—Charles Simmons, George Prayer and Nor
man Hayes, as officers of the Veterans’ Club, plan their program
for the coming school year.
Candidates for Graduation
Velma L. Becton, Raymond Ex-
um, Mattie Campbell, Carol E.
Morris, Eleanor Fields, Ada Park
er, Doris Parker, Edgar Peoples.
Hobson J. Simpson, Lenora Tur-
nage, Irene W. Ward, Martha V.
Webb, Mrs. Aquilla Guy, Mr. Lin-
wood R. Haith.