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Class of '60
FRESHMAN CLASS—Above is a portion of the freshman class of
this school year. Major M. Boyd of Rocky Mount, N. C., is president
of the class.
Dr. Rudolph Jones, President,
Fayetteville State Teachers Col
lege; Dr. J. W. Seabrook, Presi
dent Emeritus, F.S.T.C.
Dr. S. E. Howie, Pastor, High
land Presbyterian Church; Mr.
Norman Suttles, Manager, Fayette
ville Chamber of Commerce; Rev.
Graham S. Eubanks, Pastor, Hay
Street Methodist Church.
Miss Helen Hucles, Principal,
Newbold Laboratory School; Dr.
Willard S. Swiers, Assistant Sup
erintendent, Fayetteville City
Schools; Mrs. Romaine C. Brown,
Belvue Elementary School, Rich
Mr. Homer Barrett, Vice Presi
dent, Player Realty and Construc
tion Co.; Rabbi Jerome G. Toloch-
ko of Temple Israel, Kinston, rep
resenting Jewish Chautauqua So
NANNIE L SMITH
The Nannie L. Smith Dormitory
Association is well on the way to
ward having a successful year.
This year our dormitory has been
set aside largely for married stu
dents and faculty members. We
welcome the following new faculty
members to our dormitory: Miss J.
Randolph, art instructor, and Mrs.
E. Ferguson and Mrs. A. B. Brown,
both members of the faculty at
Newbold Training School.
Our officers for the first quarter
are as follows:
President Lillian Dorsette
Vice President _ Dorothy Melvin
Secretary Betty McNeill
Treasurer Esther Wilson
Representative Julia Baker
Journalist Marlene Pittman
Advisor Mrs. M. T. Eldridge
Director Mrs. D. G. Coles
We, along with all other organi
zations, worked hard toward mak
ing our Homecoming a success. We
extended a heartfelt welcome to
all Alumni and friends with a Cof
We have been honored with a
number of outstanding people as
our guests. Some of our recent
guests were President and Mrs. E.
H. McClenny of Saint Paul’s Poly
technic Institute, Lawrenceville,
Virginia, and Mrs.. Ethel Gordon
and family of Rye, N. Y. Mrs. Gor
don is the mother of Robert Gor
don, member of our football team.
We are selling all-occasion cards
as our money-raising project. We
are very grateful to those who have
Our annual Thanksgiving Sun
day School program was given on
—THE RED CROSS—
The College Red Cross unit be
gan the current school year with
35 enthusiastic members. These
young people are planning activi
ties which will enrich their ex
periences while in college and
prepare them for more useful ser
vice when they take their places
as elementary school teachers.
Regular meetings are held the
fourth Monday in each month.
Interested students are cordially
invited to join our college unit.
Since this is the 75th anniversary
of the American Red Cross, one of
our objectives is to encourage more
students- to become acquainted
with the work of this charitable
The officers for this year are:
Shirley Mitchell, president; Bar
bara Sharpe, vice-president; Mar
tha Bullock, secretary; Norma J.
Johnson, assistant secretary; Gloria
Perry, treasurer; Macie Peterson,
student council representative; and
Janice Torain, chairman of pro
Mrs. N. T. Smith and Mrs. H. T.
Chick are our advisors for this
—Shirley Mitchell, Reporter
F.T.A, Begins 7th
Year on Campus
The J. W. Seabrook Chapter of
the Future Teachers of America
begins its seventh year on the cam
pus this year having been charter
ed by the National Education As
sociation on August 31, 1950.
The program for the year is get
ting off to a good start under the
leadership of Acting President
Carolyn Peacock, Acting Secretary
Beatrice J. Smith, Treasurer Ca-
lonia Eaton, and Student Council
Representative Sadie Baten, while
President Novella Whitted, Vice
President Virginia Newkirk, Sec
retary Edith Walker, Librarian
Catherine Adams, and Student
Council Representative Perbena
Pierce are absorbed in student
Co-Librarian Barbara Stallings
is distributing the literature to the
members. The literature alone is
of sufficient value to warrant the
existence, for many assignments
for class work come from such
In addition to profiting from
the sessions, the F.T.A.’ers look
forward to serving as junior hos
tesses to the S. E. District)
N.C.T.A., to taking part in the
celebration of American Educa
tion Week, and to taking an active
part in the state meeting of the
F.T.A., N.C.T.A. to be held in
Charlotte this year.
With the Book Club
The Charles Waddell Chesnutt
Book Club, under the supervision
of Mrs. B. H. James, held its first
meeting September 26 with an in
creased enrollment over previous
The club has begun the year
with great ambitions. Some of the
objectives are as follows: (1) To
offer a non-credit course in Lib
rary Appreciation for prospective
student library assistants and pro
spective elementary teacher - lib
rarians; (2) to safeguard the re
sources of the library; (3) to pro
mote skills in reading.
We have planned many inter
esting activities that will promote
social standards, such as taking
trips, picnics, dances, and parties.
In maintaining our objectives we
are looking forward to a success
ful and prosperous year.
Our officers are Ida Steward,
president; LaRue Shaw, vice-
president; Janet Torain, secretary;
and Naomi Graham, treasurer.
—Mary Haynie and
The Association for Childhood
Education Begins New Year
The Fayetteville branch of the
Association for Childhood Educa
tion began its first meeting with
25 enthusiastic members, who im
mediately made tentative plans for
the year’s work. From the plans
made we have included the follow
1. A chapel program scheduled
for March 1, 1957.
2. Financial aid to needy chil
dren for lunch and other needs.
3. Free transportation to Christ
mas parades, and gifts at Christ
Our meetings are held Thurs
day after each third Sunday at
4:00 p. m. Under the leadership
of our president, Shirley Mitchell,
and with the guidance of our ad
visor, Mr. W. T. Pace, a member
of the college faculty, we are ex
pecting one of the most successful
years of work ever witnessed by
our college family.
The VOICE staff extends con
gratulations to Dr. and Mrs. E. A.
Toppin. The Stork visited them
October 13 and left a baby girl,
Avis Anne Lillian.
Dr. and Mrs. Jones Entertain
Amidst a setting of ferns, pink
roses and soft lights, President and
Mrs. Rudolph Jones entertained
freshmen, new students, and fac
ulty at a reception which was a
fitting climax to a full week of
Orientation activities. This social
event took place in the Recreation
Room of the N. L. Smith Dormi
tory on Sunday evening, Septem
At this time new students of
F.S.T.C. were greeted and wel
comed individually by our presi
dent, the first lady of the campus,
and members of the Orientation
Committee. This evening of fra
ternizing did much toward help
ing the new folk feel that they are
truly a part of our college family.
The members of the Gilreath
Society are making plans for a
successful program for 1956-57.
We plan to carry out our monthly
discussions of current events again
this year as was done so success
fully last year.
The Gilreath Society gave its
first chapel porgram on October
13. The skit, “Fayetteville State
Teachers College on Trial,” prov
ed to be a success and was enjoyed
by both teachers and students. Its
theme was the importance of ele
vating the intellectual and cultur
al level of the college.
The skit pointed out that Fay
etteville State Teachers College,
though the oldest teachers college
for Negroes in North Carolina, wiU
have to be conscious of the necess
ity of maintaining high scholastic,
moral, and cultural standards in
order to help insure existence.
The officers are:
President Jacob Cohen
Vice Pres. Virginia Newkirk
Secretary Yvonne Thorpe
Corres. Sec. Velma Lavender
Treasurer Calonnia Eaton
Advisor __ Dr. Edgar A. Toppin
Though the Westminster Fellow
ship is one of the youngest organi
zations on our campus, it has be
gun this school year with much
enthusiasm and hopes of surpas
sing last year’s wholesome calen
dar of activities.
On October 16, the members of
the College Heights Presbyterian
Church, the local chapter of West
minster Fellowship, and guests met
at the church in observance of the
second annual Church Dinner.
Among the distinguished guests
were our president. Dr. Rudolph
Jones, representatives from the
Westminster Fellowship on the
campus of the University of North
Carolina, Chapel Hill, and Dr. J.
Members of the Westminster
Fellowship attend various integrat
ed conferences, held in and out of
our state, which lend to the cul
tural, spiritual, and intellectual
development of our students.
Under the splendid guidance of
Rev. R. H. Massey, pastor of the
College Heights Presbyterian
Church of the city, the Westmin
ster Fellowship, though still in its
childhood, has achieved high stat
us on our campus and has future
hopes of contributing to the high
level of Fayetteville State Teach
A hearty welcome is extended
to all interested persons, regard
less of faith.
Since the'last issue of the Voice,
Mr. William Diggs, now Associate
Editor of the school publication,
and Miss Marion Wright joined
hands and decided to be “sweet
hearts forever.” Both are gradu
ates of Fayetteville’s E. E. Smith
High School and are juniors here
The former Miss Annie F. Wells
of Cedar Grove became the bride
of Mr. George J. Prayer of
The College Choir, composed of
70 members, is now preparing for
its annual presentation of the
Christmas portion of Handel’s
As guest soloists we have our
own Delores Miller, soprano, who
is a sophomore here at the college
and lives in Fayetteville; Mrs.
Margaret Lockamy, a graduate of
the college and now teaching in the
county, will be our alto soloist; and
we have with us again Mr. An
thony Palmeri, baritone, and Mr.
Harold White, tenor. Charles
Rogers will be at the organ; Mrs.
Sylvia Payne will be at the piano;
and Mrs. Mary Terry Eldridge will
This year we are making this a
community affair, and we have in
vited choir members of the vari
ous churches in the city to sing
with us. The program will be pre
sented in the Seabrook Auditori
um, Sunday, December 9, at 5:30
Officers for the current year are
as follows: William Pitt, Golds
boro, president; Cleveland Brown,
Wilmington, vice-president; Velma
Lavender, Jacksonville, secretary;
Eva Covington, Laurinburg, cor
responding secretary; Lucille
Leake, Addor, treasurer; and Mar
lene Pittman, Oxford, Student
Local YMCA Starts
Year in High Gear
Under the leadership of Willie
McGee, the Young Men’s Chris
tian Association started out this
year in high gear. Already a large
number of students have joined
the organization and have demon
strated a genuine interest in its
progress. The officers of the
YMCA are working for and ex
pecting 100 per cent membership
from the male students and facul
ty members. It should be pointed
out that faculty members are en
couraging and assisting the organi
zation this year as never before.
Realizing that the ideals and
philosophy of Christianity are ba
sic requirements for a successful
teaching career, the YMCA is en-
deavering to assist the college in
developing these characteristics
in male students who presently
are members of the college family.
The officers of the organization:
Willie McGee, president; Joseph
Dempsey, vice president; Cumis
King, secretary; Cleveland Brown,
assistant secretary; Jack Freeman,
treasurer; Azriah Ellerbe, Student
Council representative; James
Robinson, chairman of Program
Committee; Dr. C. A. Chick, ad
Churchland, Va., during the sum
mer season. The Prayers are
seniors and happy ones. The
Voice staff wishes these couples
Phi Beta Sigma Members
ON LINE — Shown here are newest inductees into Pi Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity.
Left to right are George Ebron, Pinetown, N. C.; James Smith, Jr., Jamaica, N. Y.; Joseph McSwain,
Fayetteville, N. C.; Harold Fields, Laurinburg, N. C. All four are sophomores.