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The Voice Staff
OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF THE STUDENT BODY
Edited and Published by the Students
FAYETTEVILLE STATE TEACHERS COLLEGE
Fayetteville, North Carolina
EDITOR Betty Lou McKethan
NEWS EDITOR Robert Daniels
FEATURE EDITORS Eva McEachern
EXCHANGE EDITOR Roosevelt Daniels
SPORTS EDITOR Joseph Williams
BUSINESS MANAGER PhiUp Shaw
CIRCULATION MANAGERS Joseph J. Johnson
Johnny G. Perry
TYPISTS Verlestine Williams
PHOTOGRAPHER James Anderson
CARTOONIST Joseph J. Johnson
STUDENT GOVERNMENT REPRESENTATIVE . Philip Shaw
FACULTY ADVISOR Mrs. M. H. Scott
FSTC Band — In Concert
Is Your Personality Plus or Minus?
Joseph Plus and Samuel Minus watched a play given in the College
Auditorium by some of their fellow classmates. After the program
was over, Joseph Plus said enthusiastically, “Wasn’t that a swell play?
It must have taken an aw'ful lot of work to have been presented so
well.” Samuel Minus grumbled, “Heck, man, I have never seen any
thing so weak. What a bunch of rank amateurs.”
Joe appreciated his classmates’ efforts to entertain the students;
Sam, however, couldn’t care less. He was more interested in tearing
their efforts to pieces. The difference between the two individuals is
that Joe has the ability to look for the more pleasant things in life, while
Sam spends his time “fault-finding.” On his way to classes, Joseph
meets people with a smile. He stops and chats with friends, and pays
sincere compliments here and there. But not Samuel. He starts his day
off with anything but pleasant thoughts. “I wonder what wise guy will
try to give me a hard time today? Just let him try something! I’ll knock
his block off.”
Joe sees that something is different about Joyce’s hair. She looks
very nice. But do you think that Sam would ever compliment her? No!
Instead, he bounces up beside her and says, “What are you made up for
this morning, Joyce? Are you going to a masquerade party?”
It isn’t difficult to see why Joseph Plus has so many friends and is
iilar with his classmates. His disposition and friendly personality
.•act people to him. On the ottter-hanxt, it is even easier to see why
„muel Minus is about as popular as a bad case of chicken pox.
What is your personality rating? Is it plus or minus? Do you attract
people to you, or do they stay out of your way whenever they can? If
you go out of your way to be considerate, to make new friends, and to
be generous in your words and actions, you are well on your way to earn
ing a big plus. However, if you find yourself often carrying a heavy chip
on your shoulder, being overly critical, and finding more fault than you
find good in people, you will soon find yourself sitting on the side lines
right next to a fellow named Samuel Minus.
A Real Faculty Countdown
On March 27, the faculty and
staff of the College presented their
Annual talent show. This year’s
show — “T. J.’s Countdown” —
was one of the greatest shows ever
presented. It consisted of scenes
from Julius Ceasar, with Mr. J. C
Jones and Mr. C. A. Asbury as the
protagonists, solos by Mr. A. Jef
ferson and Mr. Tom Bacote,
dances by Miss E. Washington and
Miss C. Stokes, a satire superbly
done by Mrs. H. T. Chick, and
many other performances that
made the program a most success
One of the most outstanding
highlights of the evening was an
original poem concerning each
member of the college faculty read
by the author, Mrs. Helen Pol
lock, dormitory directress at Bic-
Proceeds from the talent show
went to the J. W. Seabrook Schol
arship Fund and the Student E-
mergency Loan Fund.
Saloonkeeper Sarsaparilla (Mr. V. E. McBroom) listens as gun-
toting Big Luke (Mr. T. J. Gavin) tells of impending trouble in THE
OLD RUGGED WEST, skit from Faculty Talent Show.
Notes again are penned about
your Bronco Band, very soon end
ing two successful seasons. Dur
ing the football season we took
several interesting trips. Those
were to Elizabeth City Teachers
College, Lumberton, Raeford, and
others. Your Marching Band stepp
ed gallantly, with pride, adoration,
a display of bandsmanship, music
ianship, flashing majorettes and
Drum Major. Most memorable,
however, we feel was October 21,
1961, our football Homecoming. We
recapped the Civil War for the
half-time performance. The brilli
ant announcing of Mr. W. M. Rob
inson gave it a most realistic ef
fect. This event we hope you, like
us, will never forget.
The concert season started off
with pomp. First a chapel pro
gram, then to several schools: J.
W. Seabrook, Willow Grove, North
Street, Lumberton elementary
schools and the E. E. Smith Sen
ior High. An outdoor concert on
the 6th of April added zest to the
educational diversion of all pres
ent. As finale, the Concert Band
presented a concert as the open
ing of “Fine Arts Week” held in
J. W. Seabrook Auditorium. This
evening was highlighted by a
trumpet solo by Mr. Alexander
Leach and an art exhibit reception.
Following closely, we paraded up
town in observance of “Law Day”
the next day. Success again.
At this time we congratulate
the Graduating Seniors of our
Band (Marching and Concert):
Thomas Baldwin, Leo Campbell,
Charles Perry, Cephas Spaulding,
Robert Stitts, Freddie West. We
feel that they leave with functional
knowledge of bandsmanship and
fond memories of the “good old
days.” We say cheers to Willie
Smith and Willis McLeod for their
part in making Kappa Alpha Psi
history. To you dear readers we
say many, many thanks for spur
ring us on. To God our Father,
Mr. Bacote and other making the
seasons a big success, we are most
We would like to dedicate this
article to our graduating senior
Signing out and off
A revoir, adios et Bon voyage.
Jack Sharpe and Fred Fuller
Mr. T. B. Bacote, Director
The Voice Is Happy rp^
The VOICE is happy to feature
this issue a poem by Mrs. Helen
M. Pollock, Dormitory Directress
at Bickett Hall.
It is natural that we should wish to
express our appreciation to Mrs.
M. H. Scott who has contributed
greatly to the undertaking of the
editing of the VOICE, who has
guided the course of this organiza
tion, and whose devotion and con
tinued endeavor have added to the
success of the VOICE for 1961 and
We are asking you, Mrs. Scott,
to accept our gratitude and share
Train your mind to positive
Of joy and health and love.
And your consciousness will reflect
In the fullness of the life thereof.
To Dean Jones
Who is the man stands some six feet tall,
Who is ready to give advice to all?
He is neat in dress, and well groomed.
We all know him as Dean John C. Jones.
His office is open from nine till five.
He has a great interest in the student lives.
He never seems tired or very beat;
But is constantly up and on his feet.
Wherever called, he is there on time.
Having the interest of the student in mind;
With the many problems, his consideration
Is to help the students get the best education. j
Sometime the punishment seems severe;
His probation periods may bring a tear.’
When the probation is over and all is well.
The students are better, you can tell.
The responsibility he has is very great.
He gives time, and talent for the delinquent in the state
With Counseling and Guidance he is one of the besf
But he must learn to get more rest.
The small voice that’s always
with us used to be a conscience.
Now it’s probably a transistor
— Mrs. Helen M. Pollock
Ignorance is not knowing any
thing. Stupidity is thinking that you
Seniors, Future Bridgebuilders
A pilgrim, going a lone highway
Came at evening cold and gray
To a chasm, deep and vast and wide,
The old man crossed in the twilight dim.
The chasm held no fears for him
But he paused when he reached the other side
And built a bridge to span the tide.
“Old man,” said a fellow pilgrim near,
“Why waste your time in building here?
Your journey ends with the close of day
You never again wiU pass this way.
You’ve crossed the chasm deep and wide
W'hy build ye here at eventide?”
The pilgrim raised his old gray head,
“My friend, in the path I’ve come,” he said,
“There followeth after me today
A fair haired youth who must pass this way.
The chasm which held no fears for me
To the fair haired youth may a pitfall be.
He, too, must cross in the twilight dim.
My friend, I am building this bridge for him.
As future builders of our chal
lenging education, we the grad
uating seniors of Fayetteville State
Teachers College, are wondering
what we will do when we have
crossed the bridge which has been
built for us. Will we pause when we
reach the other side and make it
stronger for the youths who are
coming our way, or will we con
ceive that we have made it and
there is nothing for us to worry
about? Win those who are coming
our way be fearful while crossing
^he bridge, or will they be secure
in knowing that what they have is
strong and endurable?
We have a responsibility of add
ing to the education which we now
have. Our instructors have helped
us to build our education as one
would build a mighty bridge —
strong, endurable, and equal to the
greatest tides. We are challenged
to add girders and steel laces to
this bridge by expanding the con
cept of educational service to man-
Ki’'d and by acting with civic and
political responsibility. We must
build so that generations still un
born^ may “cross in the twilight
dim, ’ secure in knowledge that
we who now tread upon this
bridge, have accomplished the job
of reinforcing its foundation. Let
us all heed the words of Robert
rrost “The woods are lovely,
dark and deep; but I have prom
ises to keep, and miles to go be-
ore I sleep, and miles to go before
Dr. Odell Uzzell, Advisor