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OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF THE STUDENT BODY
Edited and Published by the Students
FAYETTEVILLE STATE TEACHERS COLLEGE
Fayetteville, North Carolina
EDITOR Melba Johnson
ASSOCIATE EDITOR William Diggs
ACTIVITIES EDITORS Betty Payne, Alex Purcell,
James Smith, Jr.
SPORTS EDITOR John Reavis
REWRITE EDITORS Evelyntyne Humphrey, Mary Robinson,
Hardy Williams, Johnnie Murphy
BUSINESS MANAGER Harold Hubbard
CIRCULATION MANAGERS Harold Ellis, PhyUis Kincaid
TYPISTS Edith Harrison, Eleanor Redman
FACULTY ADVISOR Mrs. M. H. Scott
ADVISORY COMMITTEE to VOICE
Mr. E. W. Hargrave, Mrs. E. M. Newsome, Mr. J. W. Parker,
Mr. W. T. Pace, Edith Harrison, Betty Payne, Winnie Winbish.
Stepping Stones to Success . . .
Why do some men succeed and others fail? The reason
why cannot be easily disclosed, for the answer lies in the
man himself ... it is in his character.
We are living in the atomic age when new techniques
are being utilized. We are confronted with specialties more
than in the past. Even ten
years makes a different in bus- ”■
iness and education methods.
The division of labor seems
to apply to practically every-
. thing. No man can become
learned in all of oije thing. He
may acquire a smattering, but
there are no more universal
geniuses. The world has be
come complicated, unlimited,
and highly special. You can
become well versed in some
one thing and life is not too
short to learn that; it can be
mastered. Yes, but how? How can we survive in this highly
There are some little stepping stones to success that may
seem so insignificant that we are prone to overlook them.
Let us consider some of them.
STONE I: Set up goals and then make a start! You may
not be entirely ready and may have to stop on the way for
changes, but all the same—START. Some people spend so
much time getting ready that they never get around to mak
ing a real start.
STONE II: Don't wander incessantly! Try to keep on a
straight route and don’t .let counter-attractions tempt you
away. Keep thinking about what you are going to do when
you reach your goal.
STONE III: Dare to try for a higher position! Study to
get it. Talk with others who have risen and find out how
they got there. Don’t become a carbon copy, but try to ar
rive at your goal in some better way.
STONE IV: Don't be afraid of work! Take it as it comes.
Don’t always select the easiest jobs, for you will get tired
before you reach the hard ones. If it seems as if you are
going backwards, pause for a moment to see if you can find
the reason. It could be something as simple as eating too
much or too little. Good physical health is of utmost im
portance to success.
STONE V: Learn self-control! Be slow to anger and think
seriously before starting a fight. You may win the fight and
lose your own seK-respect. Remember—A man cannot af
ford to throw away a friend; he needs all he can find.
STONE VI: Keep in touch with the outside world! Read
newspapers and magazines and learn to talk over the various
topics of the day. You cannot learn too much; you may
fail because you don’t know enough. Very few persons, if
any, are turned down for knowing too much.
STONE VII: Use creativity and imagination! Refrain from
doing the same thing, the same way all the time. “Variety
is the spice of life.” This in turn leads to efficiency and in-
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I took a piece of plastic clay
And idly fashioned it one day.
And as my fingers pressed it, still
It moved and yielded to my will.
I came again when days were past:
The bit of clay was hard at last.
The form I gave it still it bore.
And I could fashion it no more!
I took a piece of living clay.
And gently pressed it day by day,
And moulded with my power and
A young child’s soft and yielding
I came again when years had gone:
It was a man I looked upon.
He still that early impress bore,
And I could fashion it no more!
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tacting the editor, Melba John
Alpha Kappa Mu Briefs
The members of Rho Beta Chi
Chapter of Alpha Kappa Mu Hon
or Society are making plans for
their Sixteenth Honors Convoca
tion which will be held at noon on
May 3, 1957 in the J. W. Seabrook
Auditorium. Six members of the
junior class who have maintained
a general scholastic average of 2.3
for six quarters are eligible for in
duction into Alpha Kappa Mu. As
a special feature of the Honors
Convocation, certificates of honor
will be presented to all students
at Fayetteville State Teachers Col
lege who have maintained honor
roll standing for the first and sec
ond quarters of the 1956-1957
Miss Edith Walker, a member of
the senior class, represented Rho
Beta Chi at the Nineteenth An
nual Convention of Alpha Kappa
Mu Honor Society which con
vened at Tuskegee Institute, Tus-
kegee, Alabama on March 28-30,
1957. The theme of the Conven
tion was the “Negro Potential”
based on Eli Ginzberg’s book. The
Professor: One who talks in
someone else’s sleep.
People, like boats, toot loudest
when they’re in a fog.
First grade teacher: One who
knows how to make little things
And when that One Great Scorer
comes to mark against your name,
He writes not that you won or lost.
But how you played the game.
The teacher is like the candle
which lights others while consum
RARE VOLUME: A borrowed
book that comes back.
Graduates of 1955-56 Now Teaching
Name Home Town Teaching Address
Allen, Charles—Fayetteville, N. C. Fayetteville, N. C.
Allen, Lelia T.—Lumberton, N. C. Fayetteville, N. C.
Alston, Willie—Nashville, N. C. Mt. Olive, N. C.
Andrews, Maxine—Fayetteville, N. C. Cumberland County
Baker, Arthur Jean—Wake Forest, N. C. Fayetteville, N. C.
Beamon, Pearlie Wright—Fayetteville, N. C. Graduate School
Beatty, Robert Louis—Rockingham, N. C. Anson County
Bethea, Elsie Henry—Wilmington, N. C. Wilmington, N. C.
Bostic, Emily Martha—Pinehurst, N. C. Warrenton, Ga.
Bradford, Julia—Bennettesville, S. C. Lake View School, S. C.
Bradley, Sylvia S.—Fayetteville, N. C. Fayetteville, N. C.
Brame, Joyce E.—Henderson, N. C. Goldsboro, N. C.
Brawner, Donald—Washington, D. C. Armed Forces
Carter, Willie Jane—Fayetteville, N. C. Halifax County
Carter, Maggie R. C.—Acme, N. C. Acme, N. C.
Coleman, Ethel G.—Fayetteville, N. C. Fayetteville, N. C.
Coston, Nettie R.—Teachey, N. C. Selma, N. C.
Donnelly, Marjorie—Lillington, N. C. Clerk-typist, Fort Bragg
Duncan, Estee S.—Pleasantville, N. J. Armed Forces
Ellison, Verta Mae—Bolton, N. C. Dunn, N. C.
Ford, Harold Lean—Laurinburg, N. C. Clarkton, N. C.
Frederick, Susan B.—Goldsboro, N. C. Goldsboro, N. C.
Gerald, Mary—Fayetteville, N. C. Chapel Hill, N. C.
Gerald, Patrick—Orrum, N. C. Tabor City, N. C.
Hardy, Goldie H.—Pleasant Hill, N. C. Weldon, N, C.
Handy, Illuminada F.—Fayetteville, N. C. Selma, N. C.
Hunter, Fannie Ann—Whitakers, N. C. Witakers, N. C.
Jackson, Cleta Fowlkes—Lillington, N. C. Goldsboro, N. C.
Jackson, Elouise Weaver—Fayetteville, N, C. Bethel, N. C.
Keanton, Beulah M.—Shelby, N. C. Shelby, N. C.
Kenan, Emma Reeds—Kenansville, N. C. Greenville, N. C.
Lawrence, Denry A.—Rocky Mount, N. C. Nash County
Lawrence, Lillie M. P.—Rich Square, N. C. Jackson, N. C.
Lewis, Clara—Elizabethtown, N. C. Elizabethtown, N. C.
Liggins, Alphonzo R.—Washington, D. C. Goldsboro, N. C.
Lunsford, Sarah S.—Rocky Mount, N. C. Eberon, Va.
Mallette, Edith B.—Wilmington, N. C. Wake Forest, N. C.
Malloy, Dorine—Raeford, N. C. Maxton, N. C.
McCallum, Sarah—Rowland, N. C. Graduate School
McCown, Vivian—South Boston, Va. Virginia
McDonald, Alexena—Fayetteville, N, C. Rowland, N. C.
McKoy, Lonnie M.—Leland, N. C. Maxton, N. C.
McLean, Robena E.—Goldsboro, N. C. Warrenton, Ga.
McRae, Josephine F.—Fayetteville, N. C. Fort Benning, Ga.
Moore, Ethel G.—Kenansville, N. C. Kinston, N. C.
Moragne, Ethel M.—Stedman, N. C. Warrenton, Ga.
McArthur, Elizabeth A.—Maxton, N. C. Laurinburg, N. C.
McCallum, Wilhelmenia P.—Lumberton, N. C. Rowland, N. C.
McIntjTe, Mildred V.—Cheraw, S. C. Lumberton, N. C.
McLean, Peggy J.—Fayetteville, N. C. Hoke County
McRae, Kazee Caple—Maxton, N. C. Maxton, N. C.
Odom, Lena M.—Rowland, N. C. Rowland, N. C.
Paige, James M.—Snow Hill, N. C. Harnett County
ParneU, Elizabeth A.—Fayetteville, N. C. Warrenton, Ga.
Parrish Huie M.—Hot Springs, Va. Fayetteville, N. C.
Pettaway, Bettie B.—Msinson, N. C. Warrenton, Ga.
Pettiford, Johnnie M.—North Side, N. C. Wake County
Pitt, Loma Dale—Tarboro, N. C. Tarboro, N. C.
Raynor, Mary C. J.—Mt. Olive, N. C. Mt. Olive, N. C.
Robeson, Mary Shipman—Clarkton, N. C. Clarkton, N. C.
Smith, Elizabeth A.—Shelby, N. C. Johnston County
Stanley, Allison—Middlesex, N. C. Sanford, N. C.
Simmons, Jacqueline T.—Portsmouth, Va. Portsmouth, Va.
Thames, Truman M.—Fayetteville, N. C. Warrenton, Ga.
Thompson, Richard L.—Oxford, N. C. Armed Forces
Tisdale, Lerline A.—Wilmington, N. C. Toledo, Ohio
Tolson, Ruberta—Nakina, N. C. Tabor City, N. C.
Waddell, Ralph L.—Wilmington, N. C. Ellerbe, N. C.
Wallace, Lloyd—Mamaroneck, N. Y. Dobbs Ferry, N. Y.
Ward, Annie Belle C.—Maysville, N. C. Maysville, N. C.
Washington, Frances R.—Chadboum, N. C. Chadbourn, N. C.
Williams, Foster, Jr.—Sanford, N. C. McRae, Ga.
Williams, Retho W.—Snow Hill, N. C. Armed Forces
Wright, Hazel Scott—Wilmington, N. C. Kinston, N. C.
Wright, Maxine R.—Florence, S. C. Maxton, N. C.
YeUowdy, Violet M.—Middlesex, N. C. Elm City, N. C.