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OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF THE STUDENT BODY
Edited and Published by the Students
FAYETTEVILLE STATE TEACHERS COLLEGE
Fayetteville, North Carolina
EDITOR Betty Lou McKethan
ASSOCIATE EDITOR M. Charles Spriggs
NEWS EDITOR Robert Daniels
FEATURE EDITORS Eva McEachem
EXCHANGE EDITOR Roosevelt Daniels, Jr.
SPORTS EDITOR Joseph Williams
BUSINESS MANAGER Philip Shaw
CIRCULATION MANAGERS Joseph J. Johnson
Johnny G. Perry
TYPIST Verlestine Williams
PHOTOGRAPHER James Anderson
CARTOONIST Joseph J. Johnson
STUDENT GOVERNMENT REPRESENTATIVE Philip Shaw
•FACULTY ADVISOR Mrs. M. H. Scott
A Better Life And Society
Humanity has come a long way. Behind stretches a stony and crooked path, reaching
backward we know not how far. The road ahead stretches into unnumbered years.
How well it will be paved we cannot tell, but of this we are sure: its improvement
will depend in the future, as it has depended in the long past, upon man himself. He
Is, as far as life is concerned, the master of his fate, the captain of the race’s destiny.
We are no less creatures of the present. We bear with us the precious germ of life,
of which we are the responsible guardians. We are influential social creatures, radiat
ing to others in our daily contacts what we are and what we think and feel. We are
culture-builders, adding here a tiny splinter to our material culture and there a pinch
of salt to the *'cake of custom."
But we are also creatures of the future. We carry the past in memory. We brood
over the future, and lightly so; for we help to make the future. Well may we ponder
over the physical prospects of the next generation, for we are in full control of their
heredity. We may well analyze the social relations of our fellowmen, for the attitudes
and conventions of our time become the custorms and traditions of tomorrow. We may
well consider our responsibilities as the custodians of culture. It will live on as long
as humanity lives on. Are we pruning out those traits that damage humanity and
cultivating those which make for peace and good will among men? All the generations
to come will bless our memqfy if we are, as we bless the memory of those who left
for us. b^tjgr tool^iKtJaetlef ' —‘
Let us now turn to two final important questions which will help us to analyze
ourselves and at the same time consider the possibilities of progress: (1) What can we
do to improve our social life and our civilization? (2) What can we as individuals do to
Improve the society In which we live? We will answer both questions together and with
reference to the three environments in which man lives — the natural or physical,
thp social, and the cultural.
Each one of us who is interested in the field of natural science, or who wishes to
spend our life in agriculture, engineering, or building, can have a part in increasing
man's mastery of the natural world in which he lives.
The working out of new social techniques for living more peaceably and happily
together is a problem for the social scientists of this generation and can become the
problom of each of us, especially of us who are interested in sociology, government,
nnd social reform. W'hen we have evolved a world society where friction between
peoples never rises to the point of physical and social destruction, we shall have
accomplished our aim. But it will take diligent effort to achieve this perfection of
human association. We cannot .solve all the problems arising in the future. But we can
improve many of the conditions which have for ages baffled humanity.
They have trod the paths that we tread today,
And they love us very dearly;
The advice that they give comes from their hearts.
Quite humbly and sincerely.
The wisdom that they have acquired through years,
Is theirs because of living;
The advice that has helped them conquer their fears.
They share with us by giving.
Their guidance and counsel will surely help
To make our pathways clearer;
As they look at us, they see themselves,
As if looking in a mirror.
And often when they feel concern.
They are impelled to show it;
Their motive is love, and they hope that we
Are wise enough to know it.
They dare to face our world, to share
Our problems, joys or sorrows;
Their trust in us today confirms
Their faith in our tomorrow.
Spanish Class, with instructor Dr. V. F. Curry, “at the controls” in Language Laboratory.
C. PHILIP SHAW
BOUQUETS — To Dr. R. Jones
and the administration for
their persistence in keeping
the students of Fayetteville
State in line — even though
some do not appreciate it.
BRICKBATS — For the immature
or indifferent students of Fay
etteville State who make it
necessary for the administra
tion to employ such drastic
methods of keeping discipline
on and around the campus.
BOUQUETS — To all the students
who made the Dean’s List the
BRICKBATS — For all the stu
dents who apply their mental
capabilities so as to gain recog
nition on the Dean’s List
BOUQUETS — To the different
organizations for their excel
lent assembly programs this
BRICKBATS — For all the im
mature or deliberately indiffer
ent individuals who persist on
giving a- distorted picture of
the F.S.T.C. student body by
using the assembly hour for
BOUQUETS — To the Delta Sigma
Theta Sorority for their beau
tiful annual Delta Sweetheart
BRICKBATS — For the irresponsi
ble individuals of Fayetteville
State who deliberately walk
across our lawns.
BOUQUETS — To Dr. E. S. BeU
for her wonderful work with
the new Speech Correction
We often look at the failings of
others with magnifying glasses.
Each time we consciously think or
speak of someone else’s shortcom
ings, we make them greater, not
only in our own consciousness, but
in the eyes of others.
If we are to eliminate faults in
others, we must first clear our
own thinking of recognition of
faults. When we can purify our
minds of faulty thinking, we may
never again be troubled by “fault
So far as our judgment of others
is concerned, honest self-analysis
is a great fault eliminator. If we
busy ourselves with our own fail
ings, those in others will dwindle
and fade away.
BRICKBATS — For the immature
individuals who will not co
operate with the maintenance
department in helping to keep
our campus beautiful.
BOUQUETS — To the Zeta Phi
Beta Sorority for their beauti
ful annual Zetalite Debutante
BRICKBATS — For the immature
or indifferent individuals who
persist on using our college
library as a meeting place for
old friends, rather than a place
for the acquisition of know
ledge as it was intended.
BOUQUETS — To the coaching
staff, and teams, for an excit
ing year of athletic contests.
A Romantic Scholar
BETTY LOU McKETHAN
A — Ability to do and does do.
R — Reading fills his leisure hours.
0 — Other people get due respect and consideration.
M — Morality is not neglected.
A — Alertness distinguishes him from the rest.
N — Neoteric methods are sought daily.
X _ Traditions are taboo if they hinder his progress.
1 — Independence is sought, especially at test time.
C —- Complexity is a characteristic of his also.
S — Sacrifices are made again and again.
C — Competence is shown in every way.
H — Hours are spent diligently and wisely.
0 — Obligations are met with haste.
L — Laughter is used as a control device.
A —- Amenity is on display.
R — Romance doesn’t necessarily fade.
DR. VIRGINIA F. CURRY
In this present era of the mid
twentieth century the study of for
eign languages has attained a
unique significance in the curri
cula of educational centers
throughout the world. For nations
are manifesting a “language con
sciousness” as never before and
are translating their interest into
efforts to produce in language
study more efficacious results.
They are fully aware that existent
national and international prob
lems vitally need the key of effec
tive communication to dispel mis
understanding and to contribute to
the accomplishment of mutual con
cord and agreement. In keeping
with this trend the government of
the United States had granted
scholarships to qualified language
students; it has proportioned funds
for the purchase of needed equip
ment and has created institute
programs in various colleges and
universities throughout the nation.
In confrontation with the newer
challenges and objectives, teachers
of foreign languages have found
the electronic laboratory to be in
valuable. The use of this machin
ery has become the means “par ex
cellence” for providing the syste
matic aural-oral experiences so in
dispensable in acquiring the speak
ing skill. It permits the students
to listen in individual booths to
model native voices and to respond
in subsequent imitative and repe
titive oral drill. They are able to
focus attention on explanations of
pronunciation, intonation, and the
use. of acceptable grammatical
forms. In time they record in their
own voices the same material, hop
ing to find a favorable comparison
with the master tape. Other labor
atory practices include dictation
drills, the viewing of film strips
with accompanying commentary
on tapes, listening to recordings
of selected poetry, excerpts from
plays , classical music — all of
which may be in conjunction vnth
the study of the nation’s literature
In this manner the language lab
oratory enables the second lan
guage to be acquired as a coor
dinated system rather than as a
compound or admixture of foreign
elements with one’s native tongue.
The tendency to think first in Eng
lish gradually becomes circum
vented as meaning is gained di
rectly and at normal tempo
through actions, natural situations,
contextual interference, and con
tacts with native voices. The lan
guage is felt and finally viewed as
a system complete in itself in
which cultural values are simul
taneously absorbed along with
It is a universal aspiration that
on the loom of language more sat
isfying relationships may be woven
so that the world may become
a more desirable dwelling-place
for mankind. As greater commun
ication is developed, linguistic dif
ferences should more steadily lose
significance, and more peaceful
horizons should fall into focus.
Perhaps one’s thinking may not be
considered illusory if he hopes for
the ultimate achievement of “One-
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