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I College Choir THE MESSIAH Sunday, Dec. 9 THE VOICE DIGEST OF STUDENT OPINION” N. C. Drama CLINIC Feb. 2, 1957 VOLUME 11, NUMBER 1 FAYETTEVILLE STATE TEACHERS COLLEGE FAYETTEVILLE, N. C., NOV. 26, 1956 OUR PRESIDENT DR. RtJDOLPH JONES Mr. John W. Parker, “publicity man” of F.S.T.C., says of Dr. Ku- dolph Jones in an article in the Fayetteville Observer—“ . . The newly-elected successor to Dr. Seabrook is a scholar who comes with a splendid background in education and in social service. An honor graduate of Shaw Univer sity, he proceeded to Catholic Uni versity of America for the M.A. and the Ph. D. degrees . . . On the basis of his scholarship standing, he was admitted to membership in Pi Gamma Mu, the National Social £?cience Honor Society. “Before coming to Fayetteville as chairman of the Area of Social Sciences, acting dean and later dean of the college, Dr. Jones had served as instructor in mathema tics in the Dunbar High School, Washington, D. C.; principal of the Currituck County Training School, Snowden, N. C.; senior interview er, North Carolina State Employ ment Service, Rocky Mount; N. Y. A. Student Work Supervisor in North Carolina; finance officer, N. Y. A. Master Project in Wash ington, D. C., and in 1951 as price economist, Office of Price Stabili zation, Washington, D. C.” We feel sure that a more deser ving and more amply prepared person could not have been select ed for the position of President of Fayetteville State Teachers Col lege. Homecoming A Memorable Occasion Beatrice J. Smith On the eve of October 26, 1956, the'alumni and their friends from the four corners of the state of North Carolina, from Virginia, and even from New York gathered on the cam pus of Fayetteville State Teachers College, using the timely and beautifully decorated Joy ner Hall as guest house to cele brate what was to be a most enjoyable and memorable oc casion—homecoming. Expressions from some of the alumni registered were witnessed as the following: “. . . am appre ciative of the hospitality received. The same hospitality will no doubt lead to better relations between the college and the alumni.” “. . . en joyed everything.” “Best wishes for the school.” “Homecoming is an enjoyable occasion which all graduates can appreciate; will be returning years to come.” “Keep me informed of alumni activities.” “It’s wonderful to be here.” “. . . one of the most enjoyable experi ences of my life; was one of those times one talks about in poetry.” “I plan to work more zealously with the association.” On Friday at 7:00 p. m., the pep spirit was ignited at a Bon Fire held at the rear of Lilly Gymnasi um with roaring cheerleaders and student body rehearsing to set the stage and to boost Broncos so as to battle Howard’s Bisons with con fidence and courage. Following the Bon Fire and Pep Rally, alumni of F.S.T.C. were highly entertained in the H. L Cook Dining Hall at a banquet with delicious golden brown tur key, its dressing and all of the trimmings, and afterwards the guests engaged iri an alumni so cial hour in the guest house, Joy ner Hall. Saturday, October 27, 1956—the day of the big event—alumni, fac ulty members, student body and friends, old and new, assembled greeting one another joyfully dur ing regular mealtimes, breakfast and dinner. Then, around 1:00 p. m., begin ning on Ann Street, proceeding south on Person Street through Hay Street to Robeson Street to the Fayetteville Junior High School Bowl, which was so kindly let to us for the entire season, the pa rade ornamented the streets of Fayetteville, commanding the fre quent applauses of nearby specta tors who gather annually to watch the grand revue. Leading the parade were repre sentatives of the American Legion Melvin Elliott Post No. 202, with Miss Margie McKenzie, mascot, riding horseback. Then came the dependable and efficient E. E. Smith High School Band bringing forth the usual approval of specta tors, after which marched the Fay etteville Girl Scouts, Seniors and Juniors, beautifully dressed in green and brown respectively. Next rode the newly elected and capable President, Dr. Rudolph Jones with President Emeritus, our beloved Dr. J. W. Seabrook, fol lowing which were Miss Home coming, Miss Gracie Fowler, a popular junior from Durham; her maid of honor, Miss Jacqueline McCrimmon, a senior of Sanford; and her attendants, Miss Alice Hines, a sophomore of Rocky Mount, and Miss Shirley Langston, freshman of Kinston. Then Miss Cumberland County rode by a little ahead of the cheerleaders of FSTC. Next in line was Future Fayette Mondan who preceded the Up church High School Band, smartly uniformed in blue and cream. The beautiful blue and white float of Phi ^cta Sigma v/as a real eye- catcher, following which glided a scene depicting the grief of the much hoped-for murder of How ard’s Bisons. Then came the Al pha Kappa Alpha Sorority exhi biting the university of the world, and columns revealing qualities of higher and finer womanhood. The Student Council members, showing evidence of good govern ment, preceded a beautiful float of green and white bearing the freshmen, following which rode the “Class of ’58 displaying sym bols of “excellence,” “energy,” and “enthusiasm,” (The famous 3 E’s and pet phrase of former Presi dent J. W. Seabrook). Miss Lu cille Leake, a junior and lovely personality of Addor, N. C., rode by as The Veterans’ Sweetheart. Performing to the tune of “Swanee River,” came Williston Industrial High School Band of Wilmington, also commanding applauses of nearby spectators. Then the local Alumni Chapter of Fayetteville, with their queen, Mrs. Winifred Shaffer, a 1956 graduate, glided slowly a short dis tance ahead of the float of the newly established “Future Alumni Association,” composed of seniors of FSTC. The Westminster Fel lowship preceded the Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, beautifully bedeck ed in undulations of blue and White. The Delta Sigma Theta Sorority beautifully exhibited the “Goddess of Minerva” scene. The Nous Club floated beyond the Charles Wad dell Chesnutt Library Club, which preceded the Shriners who in keeping with beauty of the occa sion, terminated the procession. Although the game ended with scores (20-12) in favor of How ard’s Bisons, F S T C ’ s Broncos fought a good fight and beamed as triumphant victors in exhibiting clean sportsmanship, wonderful teamwork, winning points in yard age and passing attacks—thereby giving enthusiastic spectators a real thrill for the afternoon. Some of the outstanding players for Broncos were Charles Knight, Jack Ealy, Roger Scales, George Ebron, Benjamin Sands, Charles DeVaughn, Coley Little and Char les Johnson. During the last few minutes of the game, Broncos were on their way to scoring but time ran out and the game ended. Even so, commending expressions were heard throughout the remainder of the afternoon, evening and week end. Some of the same voiced were—“A good fight,” “A clean fight,” “An exciting game,” “An enjoyable afternoon,” “A tough fight.” Halftime activities were high lighted as follows: The E. E. Smith High School Band of Fayetteville beautifully piped Howard University’s Alma Mater, formed the letters FTC on the field, and played FSTC’s Alma Mater. Following this. President (Continued on Page Two) OUR PRESIDENT EMERITUS PUBLICATIONS EXCHANSE The VOICE staff is very grateful to Miss Mamie Wilkerson and the Chesnutt Library staff for their assistance in establishing an ex change of student publications. You will find in our library issues of these papers: The Arkansawyer—Arkansas A. M. & N. College, Pine Bluff, Ark. Campus Echo — North Carolina College, Durham, N. C. The Cheyney Record — Cheyney State Teachers College, Cheyney, Pa. The Famian—Florida A. & M. University, Tallahassee, Fla. The Hampton Script—Hampton Institute, Hampton, Virginia. The Panther—Person County High School, Roxboro, N. C. The Peachite—Fort Valley State College, Fort Valley, Georgia. The Register—A. & T. College, Greensboro, N. C. The Selma University Chronicle —Selma University, Selma, Ala. The Western Carolinian—W e s t Carolina College, Cullowhee, N. C. The Hillyer Callboard — Hillyer College, Hartford, Connecticut. F.S.T.C Homecoming Queens VMS DR. J. W. SEABROOK The editor of the Carolina Times very brilliantly expresses our feel ing when he says of Dr. J. W. Sea brook, recently retired from the presidency of FayetteviUe State Teachers College— . . the tall, forceful, scholarly leader has been intimately con nected with North Carolina’s old est teachers college for 34 years, 23 of which were as its president ... In Fayetteville, Dr. Seabrook has been a kindly, thoughtful, and cooperative neighbor, teaching the whole community a daily lesson in neighborliness. He has made a substanticvl co.'tt 'ibulioii »,u uie ciC- titude of racial cooperation which pervades our community and which has seen the realistic ac ceptance of the Negro citizen in the political and official life of the city . . . Dr. Seabrook deserves the thanks of both races in Fayette ville for the splendid jobs he has done. He has been in every sense of the word ‘a leading citizen’ and although the job of college presi dent is not a position which lends itself to the accumulation of vast wealth, he has accumulated that richness that comes in the heart through the satisfaction of a job well-done and through the love and respect of his fellowman.” Said Dr. Seabrook of his own re tirement—“I always told my stu dents that I would retire when I couldn’t walk across the campus as fast as any of the boys. Recently I have found that some of them could walk almost as fast as I could.” DREAMS DO COME TRUE By William Digrgs After many years of planning and plotting, a long-time dream is becoming a reality. Hopes for a new athletic field started with our school’s founder, Dr. E. E. Smith, many years ago. Dr. J. W. Seabrook, Dr. Smith’s successor, is given credit for “get ting the show on the road.” Three years ago Dr. Seabrook was suc cessful in getting the State Legis lature to appropriate money for this purpose; but because of the present construction boom, the contractors were not able to be gin work until July, 1956. This is a feather in our new president’s hat because this work program started after his installation. Other projects now under way on campus are the destruction of the old red barn and the moving of the coach’s house, where work has already begun. The people living in Vance Hall have receiv ed notice to move so that this building may be razed also. A salute should be given the Greeks for their campus projects.