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The Voice VOLUME 15, No. 4 FAYETTEVILLE STATE TEACHERS COLLEGE, FAYETTEVILLE, N. C. MAY, 1962 PRESIDENT RUDOLPH JONES From The President’s Desk- We are now approaching the end of the school year and soon oip 925 students will be going thSir individual ways for the summer months. Some will go to summer school, some will be working at home, and some working away from home. During the summer a great ef fort will be made to improve the physical plant before you return in September. The dining hall and kitchen will undergo complete renovation. Physics and Biology laboratory equipment will be in stalled in the Science building. Furnaces in most of the buildings will be converted from coal to oil. Minor renovations will be complet ed in Aycock. The four tennis courts will be completed. In addition to the physical im provements we hope to have a Mrdnger and better faculty. When you return in September there will be a new Dean of the College, a new Dean of Women, a new Direc tor of Student Teaching, a new Spanish teacher and perhaps sev eral other new teachers. The administration is doing all in its power to make Fayetteville State Teachers College a first rate college. Faculty and facilities alone, however, will not make our dreams come true. Students hold a strategic position and we must work together to produce the type of college we want. I sometimes get disturbed at re marks made by students indicating that their objectives for the col lege differ from those of the facul ty and administration. While it is true that your ideas about social privileges and food and holidays may differ from ours, I know that the more serious students think the same as we do about the fun damentally important things in college life. With this in mind I sincerely hope that you will give serious thought during the summer not about what the college should do for you, but about what you can do for yourself and for the col lege. You should read some good books and try to become a better student. You should boast to your friends and relatives about the merits of Fayetteville State Teach ers College. You should try to in fluence some good students to en roll here. Finally I would suggest that you write down the following quotation from Ruskin; carry it with you wherever you go; read it often and strive to incorporate the ideas in your personal philosophy: “The entire object of true edu cation is to make people not mere ly do the right thing, but enjoy the right things; not merely indus trious, but to love industry; not merely learned, but to love know ledge: not merely pure, but to love purity; not merely just, but to hunger and thirst after justice.” FSTC May Day VERLESTINE WILLIAMS The Annual May Day Festival was held on Saturday, May 5, in the Fayetteville State Teachers College Quadrangle. May Quee^i was Gertie Rodgers, a senior from Williamston, North Carolina. The attendants were Fannie Tyson, senior from Rocky Mount, N. C.; Jameszetta Butler, junior from Rose Hill, N. C.; and Annie Pascall, junior from Oxford, N. C. Delores Shavers was herald; Arnold Pindle, sceptor bearer; and Yvonne Jones, crown bearer. The theme of the Festival was “Dancing through the Years” and students performed several inter esting dances from the Tarantella, an Italian dance. The Minute of the 17th century, and such dances from the Old South as Swannee River, Ole Soft Shoe, and The Cake Walk. The College Band, under direc tion of Mr. Thomas B. Bacote, played several tunes in the spirit of May Day. The director of the May Day ex ercises was Mrs. Elizabeth A. Young, of the Health and Physical Education Department; at the piano was Miss Barbara Massey of the Music and Fine Arts Depart ment. Commencement FAYETTEVILLE STATE TEACHERS COLLEGE Fayetteville, North Carolina EIGITTY’-FIFTH ANNUAL COMMENCEMENT PROGRAM June Ist-June 3rd, 1962 SENIOR CAP AND GOWN DAY Friday, June 1st, 12:00 Noon Seabrook Auditorium MR. S. JOSEPH SHAW Director of Student Teaching A&T College Greensboro, North Carolina Saturday, June 2nd, 6:30-8:00 P.M President’s Residence PRESIDENT AND MRS. RUDOLPH JONES “AT HOME” to Members of the Senior Class, Alumni, Faculty and Friends GRADUATION EXERCISES Sunday, June 3rd, 3:00 P.M Seabrook Auditorium DR. JOHN HOPE FRANKLIN Chairman Department of History Brooklyn College Brooklyn, New York A Program Well Calculated EVA McEACHERN On May 2, as one phase of the Fine Arts Week program, we wit nessed a recital of some of our students here at Fayetteville State Teachers College who have chosen the field of music as a minor. Some of the participants were Jack Sharpe, Marian McPherson, Thar- mon Percell, Joseph Johnson, Mamie White, Senora Diggs, and Jameszetta Butler. These students, who are pupils of Mrs. M, T. Eldridge, Miss B. Massey, and Mr. T. B. Bacote, did a superb job, and presented a pro gram well calculated to keep the students entertained. Summer Leisure BETTY L. McKETHAN The time has come for us to be gin thinking of how our leisure time will be spent during our sum mer vacation. The proper use of leisure is one of the most impor tant problems of our time. And we have reached the point where we consider recreational activities not only desirable, but highly bene ficial. Healthful leisure-time acti vity is now considered fully as important as work in the develop ment of a well-rounded personal ity. It has been agreed that rec reation endows life with zest, free dom, and hope, and that it stimu lates physiological and mental pro cesses. Leisure can be a great curse or a great blessing to the indiyidual and to mankind, depending upon the use that is made of it. Often it is in leisure time that men pro duce the finer fruits of human cul ture. It is also in leisure time that we perhaps most often experience our greatest joy and find the freest and fullest expression of our spirit. On the other hand, lei sure may be and is spent in such a way that it is degrading and demoralizing. Take a brief look at the intel lectual and educational types of recreation. Perhaps the most corn- mon form of recreation today is reading. The printed page of the newspaper and the magazine is the daily visitor to almost every home. The reading matter of the aver age newspaper is, for the most part, written to entertain. Most (CONTINUED ON PAGE 4) May Day CONGRATULATIONS TO THOSE STUDENTS RE CEIVING SPECIAL REC OGNITION—ON HONORS AND AWARDS DAY.' May Queen, Gertie Rodgers, and her attendants are shown at May Day exercises. Education As I See It ROBERT McMILLAN Speaking from a personal stand point, I can say with certainty that this year has been a very signi ficant one in the area of educa tion and self recognition. I have seen, and I dare say others have seen, the unfolding of a new world of knowledge. When I came here I had one purpose in mind, to learn as much as I could. There have been several occasions when I wanted to throw in the towel proceed to live the life of “Riley,” but as I pushed forward I found the reason that could not be. As most of you know, we are said to be the unfortunate ones, and when that thought comes to mind I ask myself if there is any truth in the saying. Unfortunately that seems to be the case and most of us have come to realize it; however, we can do much to lift the veil of ignorance and poverty from our people by devoting our time and energy to the pursuit of excellence in education. Can we afford to waste our time by loafing or social izing to the extent that we forget our purpose for being here? The answer is definitey not. We have a responsibility to ourselves, our par ents, our race, and to the world to educate ourselves. Our instructors are weU prepar ed to help bridge the gap in “our” educational system. It has been an honor to study under one of the professors of social science here. Through a study of Western Civil- zation I have learned the impor tance of early philosophers and how they effect our lives today. This instructor knows his material and offers it to the student in such a way as to make it challenging and interesting. As Cicero says, “He brought philosophy down from heaven to the dwelling of men.” Through a study of English the art of communication has been lifted from a state of mediocrity and placed within its proper perspec tive. If most of us had been for tunate in having our present in structors a few years ago, think what we would know now. We are here dedicated to a di vine purpose; our objective is knowledge, our goal excellence, the question is will we be success ful. Of course we are not alone in our endeavor; there is one greater than any of us who stands willing to help. If there is sincerity in our hearts He is ready to elevate us to the highest point of sociability and to help us acquire the one thing we definitely need, and that is, group compatability; the feeling of brot>ierhood that comes as a result of living and working to gether harmoniously for a com mon good. As we push forward, let us take time to consider our broth er’s opinions. When he disagrees on certain points, do not ostracize him; try to find out why he feels as he does. In a letter to one of his opponents, Voltaire wrote, “I do not agree with a word that you say, but I will defend to the death you right to say it.” This is the type of attitude we should have to assure our opponents of the willing ness to listen on our part, and at the same time making it clear that we are men of honor. DR. JOHN H. FRANKLIN Finals Speaker Dr. John Hope Franklin, Chair man of the Department of History at Brooklyn College, will be the speaker for Commencement Ex ercises at Fayetteville State Teach ers College on Sunday, June 3, at 3:00 P.M. Dr. Franklin, a graduate of Fisk University, received the A.M. and Ph.D. degrees from Harvard Uni versity. He has taught at Fisk Uni versity, St. Augustine’s College, North Carolina College at Durham, and Howard University. He has also served as visiting professor at such universities as the University of Wisconsin, Cornell University, the University of California at Berkeley, and the University of Hawaii. MR. S. JOSEPH SHAW FSTC Alumnus- Cap & Gown Day Speaker Mr. S. Joseph Shaw, Director of Evening College Classes at A&T College, Greensboro, will be guest speaker at Cap and Gown exer cises at Fayetteville State Teach ers College on Friday, June 1, at the noon hour. Mr. Shaw, an alumnus of FSTC, holds the M.A. degree in school ad ministration from North Carolina College at Durham and is working toward the doctor’s degree in edu cation administration at the Uni versity of North Carolina. If one is fortunate enough to have attended a good school and a high-grade college, that is well. But it is better to have really edu cated one self without these ad vantages than to have had the ad vantages and missed the oppor tunities. -Wm. Lyon Phelps

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