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VOLUME 19, NUMBER 1
FAYETTEVILLE STATE COLLEGE, FAYETTEVILLE, N. C.
Tenor Member of the Metropolitan Opera
November 20, 1965 8:00 p.m.
FROM THE PRESIDENT'S DESK
It is a pleasure for me to extend
greetings to the largest student
body in the history of the college.
I am not content, however, only to
be able to say we have the biggest
student body ever. I am proud to
say we also have the best student
body in the history of the college.
If you are willing to help me
truthfully to continue this boast,
you will have to discipline yourself
and put first things first. You will
Doctor J. W. Seabrook, presid
ent emeritus of Fayetteville State
College, very nobly addressed the
student body here at Fayetteville
State for chapel on Wednesday,
October 20, and outlined the rudi
ments of success to us. Dr. Sea
brook used as fundaments, for pro
cedure, the first three letters of
To the letter “A” he ascribed
the meaning “ambition.” He went
on to explain that students should
have the desire or aspiration to
be “somebody” in life. To merely
remain in a state of existence
should not be satisfactory. One
should always strive for greater
heights. He gave a point of dis
tinction between constructive and
destructive ambition. He cited, as
examples of destructive ambition,
from Shakespeare's “Julius Cae
sar," the brutal slaying of Caesar
by Brutus because of Brutus’s am
bition to reign out of jealousy;
and from Milton’s “Paradise Lost,”
Satan’s ambition to reign as he pro
claimed, “To reign is worth ambi
tion, though in hell; Better to
reign in hell than serve in heaven”.
Satisfaction and achievement
should come only through the con
To the letter “B” he assigned
the meaning “brains.” Along this
vein he emphasized the importance
of thinking. Most people, he said,
are inclined to misuse the word,
“think.” Genuine thinking is not
rationalization, wishful thinking, or
throbbing, but should reflect scien
tific objectives. First, read to get
food for thought; second, relax, re
call and organize thoughts; and
third, critically evaluate the
thoughts. A suggested reference
was made to John Dewey’s How
The lesson concluded with the
letter “C”, which represented the
third ingredient, “courage.” The
other two assets are ineffective
without courage. When courage is
gone, everything is gone, he main
tained. When we become so dis
couraged about our misfortunes,
he continued, we should recall the
history of repeated failures, mis-
have to do more serious reading
and study than ever before. On
standardized tests you will have to
make the highest marks ever. More
of our seniors will have to enter
graduate schools next year and a
smaller number of students will be
affected by academic probation.
Only time will reveal the real facts
on the issues, but I am confident
you will not let me down.
fortunes, setbacks, and frustrations
of such great men as Abraham
Lincoln, Franklin D. Roosevelt,
and the Pioneers.
We thank Dr. Seabrook for such
a splendid address. I am sure the
entire student body will make use
of his formula: Ambition + Brains
+ Courage — Success as he or
she strives diligently to succeed
at and beyond FSC.
PAT REESE, local newspaper r«-
porttr and LIttI* Theatre atcociate,
appeared at FSC for Chapel Hour.
Mr. Reese gave very dramatic pre
sentations of quotes from Shake
speare's "Julius Caesar" and "The
Teahouse of the August Moon,"
the latter one in which he played
a leading role. He was enthusias
tically received by the audience.
FEAR YE NOT
Luretha C. Peacock
“Fear ye Not” was the theme of
a very inspiring sermon at our
Vesper service on Sunday, October
10, in the Seabrook Auditorium.
The Reverend A. J. Johnson, of the
Mount Sinai Baptist Church here
in Fayetteville, was the guest speak
er for the occasion. His text was
taken from Matthew 10:24-42.
Reverend Johnson rehearsed
some of the fears that plague stu
dents, not only here at Fayetteville
State, but students from all over.
The festivities of this year’s
Homecoming got underway on Wed
nesday evening with the gala
Coronation Ball in the Lilly Gym
nasium on our campus. The beauti
ful decorations of the gymnasium
—streamers in our school colors
of blue and white, festive balloons,
the crystal ball overhead and the
bubbling fountain—added just the
right touch to this affair.
The highlight of the Ball was
the crowning of our Homecoming
Queen, pretty Helen Moore, a jun
ior from Wilmington, North Caro-
Ima. Helen was a picture of love
liness as she appeared in a gown
of turquoise velvet bodice and
white skirt. Dr. Rudolph Jones, the
president of Fayetteville State,
crowned the Queen. She was es
corted by Jack Johnson, a senior
from Williamston, N. C., and co
captain of the football team.
The attendants were: Miss Fresh
man, Ingram West from Harrells,
N. C., escorted by the Chairman of
the Freshman Class, Hector Mc-
Eachern, Jr.; Miss Sophomore,
Linda Gradford, of Fayetteville,
escorted by Jerry White; Miss
Junior, Sherley Goodman, from
Wilson, N. C., escorted by George
Sherman; and Miss Senior, Judith
Wilkins, a native of Fayetteville,
escorted by Cecil Ramsey.
Helen’s parents motored from
Wilmington to be among those to
see the 1965-66 Homecoming Queen
begin her reign over this ALL-
IMPORTANT season on the campus
of Fayetteville State College.
The fear of failure, he proclaimed,
is dominant in most of our lives
fear of not succeeding; fear of not
having sufficient funds to continue
our education; fear of embarrass
ment if we have not read or under
stood an assignment should the
teacher call on us to recite the fol
lowing day; and the fear of seniors
in not passing the National Teacher
Reverend Johnson challenged us
to conquer our fears by direct at
tack. Avoid being evasive, and fight
constructively with all your might!
You be the conquerer. And above
all things, he continued, seek a
profound faith in God as well as
The entire service, which includ
ed the melodious voices of our
choir, was very enriching and re
warding. I am sure that everyone
enjoyed it tremendously.
Sherree C. Cobbs
For a recent chapel, we had as
our speaker. Dr. Grady Davis, a
member of our faculty.
Dr. Davis spoke to us on “Be
havioral Modification.” He stressed
the fact that revolutionary changes
are taking place in the world, but
the all important change should
begin with each individual.
Behavior, according to Dr. Grady,
is the function of a person inter
acting with his environment. In
admonishing us to keep in step
with the various changes, he cited
five ways for individual adaptation,
1. Instrumental acts. Man can be
moved out of his environment.
2. Attention deplorement. Man can
act as if changes do not exist.
3. The escape method. Man can use
tranquilizers, narcotics, etc.
4. No attempt at all. Man can give
up with no effort at all.
5. Change in man’s cognitive struc
ture. Man can change his atti
Td conclude his speech, he re
minded us of the important role
that God should play in our lives.
Our own Dr. Grady Davis blended
wit and humor in his presentation
to make a most dynamic speech.
An Evening of African Culture for Fayetteville State. Olantunji
and his drums of passions, 15 dancers, musicians, singers.