North Carolina Newspapers is powered by Chronam.
VOLUME 17, No. 3 FAYETTEVILLE STATE COLLEGE, FAYETTEVILLE, N. C. MARCH, 1964
From The . . .
The recent decision of the State
Board of Education to require a
minimum score on the National
Teachers Examination for certifi
cation in North Carolina is signifi
cant for both students and teach
ers. For students it means that
spending time in class and obtain
ing a passing grade wUl not be
sufficient to qualify one for teach
ing. It means that the student be
ginning in his freshman year is
going to have to study more, read
more and develop the ability to
think. The student wUl find thai
committing to memory the pet
ideas of the teachers w^ill not be
sufficient to make a passing score
on this examination. He will have
to do more independent studying
and reading and learning.
For the instructors in a college
Where teachers are beiog educated
this action is also significant, for
the teachers will be judged to some
degree by the scores made by their
students. This means that teachers
must make a greater effort to cover
only significant subject matter in
a given course. It means that stu
dents must be guided so that they
not only know facts, but know how
to think and reason about these
facts. This implies that tests and
examinations in college must in
clude fewer “what,” “when,” and
“where” questions and more
“WHY” questions. It is only in this
way that students will learn to
think and after aU the primary ob
jective in college instruction should
be to teach students to think.
Fayetteville State’s Frederick
Bibby was voted one of the for-
w-ards of the All-CIAA Conference
basketball team. Bibby averaged
23.1 points and 18.1 rebounds per
game during the 1963-1964 season,
thus placing as runner-up in both
The All-CIAA choices were made
as a result of a poU conducted by
the CIAA Basketball Coaches As
This 6-3 forward is physical edu
cation senior from Frankhnton,
Others making the Conference
SUNDAY, APRIL 26
The Honorable Terry Sanford
Governor, State of North CaroKrui
Added To FSC
The addition of two persons to
the faculty at the beginning of the
Second Semester was announced by
President Rudolph Jones. The ap
Miss Jane McDonald of McRae,
Georgia, who holds the B.A. degree
from Spelman College, Atlanta, the
M.A. degree from Mount Holyoke
College, South Hadley, Massa
chusetts, and who has done further
study toward the doctorate at the
University of Connecticut at Storrs.
Miss McDonald is teaching in the
Mr. Kalu E. Ume, a native of
Nigeria, West Africa. Mr. Ume re
ceived his undergraduate training
at Wolsey Hall College, Oxford,
England, and did graduate study
at Atlanta University, Atlanta,
Georgia, before coming to Fayette
ville State. He is instructor of
reading and history.
The VOICE staff, with the others
of our college family, welcomes
The N. C. Little
The North Carolina Little Sym
phony rendered some beautiful
musical sounds to the ears and
hearts of the entire college family
here at Fayetteville State College
on Wednesday evening, February
5, beginning at eight o’clock.
Though the regular director, Dr.
Benjamin Swalm, was unable to ap
pear, the symphony perform^
marvelously under the capable di
rection of Mr. Marion Rodgers.
The first part of the program
consisted of musical selections
composed by such well-known men
as Marcello, Haydn, Faure, and
After intermission, Patricia La-
Bella, guest soprano from Greens-
t)oro, North Carolina, entertained
the audience with four selections
by Bach, Bellini, Duparc, and Pac-
In the latter part of the program
there was an oboe solo by Miss
Astrid Stokes and a violin solo
performed by Mr. Larry Mathwig.
All of the numbers were thoroughly
enjoyed by all who attended.
MRS. GRACE C. BLACK
N. L. W. Essay Contest
Reading Is The Key
“Dark is the Mind that clings unto the False, but brightly shines the
Mind that holds to Truth.”
In our quest for truth, an all-important key is reading. Thomas Jef
ferson once said, “If a nation expects to be ignorant and free in a state
of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.” The implica
tion here is that if we wish to remain a free and prosperous nation, read
ing is the key. Moreover, if we pcsseses not the key — reading — we shall
go, as other nations have gone, down to destruction.
The Library Committee of Fayetteville State College announces that
the second annual Ubrary week essay contest has now begun. All stu
dents are invited, in the interest of good reading and writing, to partici
pate in this contest. Valuable information about the contest is as follows:
1. Three prizes will be awarded for the best essays. Values are
twenty-five dollars for the first place winner, fifteen dollars for
the second place winner, and ten dollars for the third place winner.
2. The contest ends on April 6, 1964; papers must be given to our
Librarian, Mrs. N. R. Smith, by that date.
3. Essays should be not more than 500 words in length.
4. Papers must be neat and legible in order to be considered.
5. Frizes will be presented during the convocation exercises on
6. The winning essay will be read at that time.
7. Ail students are eligible to enter the contest.
We are expecting all students to use “the key” and to make our
second annual library week essay contest an uncon^tional success.
The Library Committee
Judith Wilkins, Reporter
Mrs. N. R. Smith, Librarian
The first assembly of the second
semester of Fayetteville State Col
lege was held on Wednesday, Feb
ruary 12. Like so many other insti
tutions of our society, Fayetteville
State College used this day to pay
its tribute to the great Emancipa
tor, Abraham Lincoln. The pro
gram began with a beautiful piano
selection by Miss Hildred Roach of
the Area of Fine Arts.
The speaker for the assembly was
introduced by our president, Dr.
Rudolph Jones. The speaker was
the brilliant Mrs. Grace Black, who
is a member of our Business Edu
cation Department. Mrs. Black’s
subject was “Tributes.” She used
“The Perfect Tribute” by Mary
Shipman Andrews as the first part
of her address. “The Perfect Tri
bute” is a masterpiece that de
scribes the events that led to the
day of the delivery of the “Gettys
burg Address,” the delivery of it,
the reaction of the audience to it,
and its greatness.
After excellently reciting this
tribute, Mrs. Black made a com
parison of Abraham Lincoln and of
John Fitzgerald Kennedy 100 years
later. She concluded her address
by paying tribute to such leaders
as Martin Luther King, James
Farmer, and Ralph Bunche.
Mrs. Black held the audience
spellbound, breathlessly awaiting
the next sentence in her presenta
tion. She proved to be one of the
best orators of our day. The ad
dress was excellently presented
and it touched the hearts of many.
It was indeed one of the finest ways
in which we could pay tribute to
such a great man.
Fine Arts Week
Dr. Harry E. Smith Speaks
Charleston, S. C.
W. S. State
Newark, N. J.
N. C. CoUege
Aulander, N. C.
Franklinton, N. C.
GreenviUe, S. C.
W. S. State
W. S. State
Fort Wayne, Ind.
The speaker for the first vesper
program of the second semester
was Dr. Harry E. Smith, head ol
the Presbyterian Church at the Uni
versity of North Carolina at Chapel
Hill. Dr. Smith spoke to us concern
ing “The Challenge of Religion on
the College Campus.” He said in
his address that when one goes to
college, his religion is challenged
and his childhood beliefs are dis
placed and replaced by something
According to Dr. Smith, one’s
religion would be challenge if it
has been seen as a way out, a
shield, or a non-sense thing, and
if his church has been viewed as
merely a place for social gather
ings. Under these conditions one
would find no need for religion in
A & T Male
The North Carolina A&T CoUege
Male Singers, assisted by the North
Carolina A&T College Brass En
semble appeared at Fayetteville
State College on Thursday, March
5 at 8:00 P.M.
Howard T. PearsaU, conductor of
the singers, is a native of Pitts
burgh, Pennsylvania. His formal
training began at Fisk University,
where he received the B.A. in Mus
ic. He received the M.A. degree in
Music Education from Western Re
serve University. Currently, he is a
candidate for the Ed.D. from In
diana University. He is a member
of the M.E.N.C., president of the
Music Division of the Piedmont Dis
trict Teachers Association, and per
forms wdth the piano duo of Cooke
Pearsall has headed the Depart
ment of Music at the North Caro
lina A&T College since 1950. In ad
dition to his duties as departmental
head, he has organized and con*
ducted two groups. The North Caro
lina A&T Male Singers and the
North Carolina A&T College Choir.
Three soloists were featured with
the N. C. A&T CoUege Male Sing
Jesse Arrington, III, baritone, is
a native of Norfolk, where he at
tended the Crestwood High School.
While in high school, Arrington per
formed with the band for four
years. At the same time, he sang
solos in his father’s church choir.
A student of Fine Arts at the Col
lege, Arrington is a sophomore.
Andrew Willis, a native of WiUis-
ton. North Carolina, is a tenor
soloist with the N. C. A&T CoUege
Choir. He has performed solos in
Haydn’s Creation, Puccini’s Messa
di Gloria and Saint-Saens’ Christ^
mas Oratorio. WUlis, a junior, is
majoring in Social Studies.
Nazar Wright, tenor and presi
dent of the singers, began the study
of music at an early age, An ac-
compUshed pianist, he assists the
conductor with rehearsals. Wright
sang for three years in the Dudley
High School Mixed Chorus in
Greensboro. A student of French,
Wright expects to go into diplo
Included in the group’s repertory
were several compositions which
gave these soloists an opportunity
to display their talents.
C. D. Sanders
Director PubUc Relations
Dr. Smith stated that every col
lege student should grow to the
point of questioning his early
chUdhood ideas of God and the
Region or the chaUenge of
religion, according to Dr. Smith,
is a way of being honest and trust
ful. It gives the courage to be and
to have integrity. Faith is that
which remains constant no matter
what happens. It gives the courage
to risk, change, and become, as
well as the courage to perform
new things. Faith helps us see the
true meaning of things. So, as Dr.
Smith brought out in his address, it
is not a question of whether we wiU
be chaUenged but how we wiU be
affected by the change resulting
from this challenge.
HOWARD T. PEARSALL