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ALL FOR THE BLUE AND WHITE Vt i A A ^ ^._A-.'A a ^ ' M. 'J' ( Vr '' -? LOYALTY NIGHT was a lively effort to bring all new comers under the colors. Shown here left to right are Patricia Ray, Mrs. Mary T. Eldridge, Melvin Pierce, Helen Moore, Ronald Wiggins, and Allean Davis, "Miss FSC." Freshmen Have Busy Week By LAURA GILMORE First General Session The opening of the dormitories on Sunday, September 4, marked the beginning of an activity laden week for FSC’ sbeginning fresh men. A day Students’ Meeting was held that afternoon in Seabrook Auditorium. On Monday, Septem ber 5, Dean of Men J. C. Jones and Dean of Women, Mrs. Ann Shep ard, shared the first general ses sion with Dean of the College, Dr. Malvin E. Moore Jr., welcoming the freshmen officially. Mr. Charles Asbury provided an orien tation to testing, afterwich reading and language tests were adminis tered. Following lunch, Monday concluded with personnel meetings for females in Seabrook. Auditor ium, for males in Lilly Gymnas ium and a picnic on the quadran gle. Testing and Auditions The math, foreign language and typing and shorthand tests were administered on Tuesday morning, September 6. The choir, band and Drama Guild held auditions after the testing. A Second General Ses sion was followed by question and answer periods by the Student Government and the Pan-Hellenic Council. There was a romping Loy alty Night session and informal social hour in the gymnasium from 7:30 to 9900: p.m. Football coaches introduced their players, cheer leaders cheered and the Alma Ma ter was practiced. President Speaks The third general session got un derway on Wednesday, September 7, at 9:00 A.M. Mr. James Walker presided. Mr. A. J. Pindle, Busi ness Manager, talked of “Financial Aid and Financial Responsibility”; Dr. M. S. Frierson, Chairman of the Division of Education, talked of “Teaching As a Career”; Dr. Walter Pace explained the “Im portance of The National Teacher Examination. The fourth general session began at 2:00 p.m. There Mrs. N. Smith, Librarian, explain ed varied facets of the library and the President gave his message to the freshmen. The fifth general session on Thursday, September 8, was head ed by Miss Lena Means, Registrar. She concentrated on orientation to registration grouping, after which, advisory sessions were held for registration. Registration began that afternoon and continued through Friday. It was followed that evening by a reception at the home of President and Mrs. Jones, (see pix at right) Saturday was given over to physical examina tions and a picnic at Seabrook Park, given by the Westminister Fellowship and directed by the Reverend O. A. Massey. FSC Coeds In Europe If you wake up tomorrow morn ing and decide you want to go to Europe, don’t forget about school and leave, but wait until this sum mer and take a European tour like two schoolmates of ours did. They were Ellen Ray and Edna Tisdell. These young ladies took the Wom en’s Club Group and North Caro lina Teachers Tour of Europe for 1966 and had themselves a ball. This educational and pleasurable trip cost only $795 for three weeks. They left Fayetteville on July 30 for New York and from there flew to London arriving August 2. The well-planned tour gave them a chance to see many of the tourist’s attractions in London which included such places as Tra falgar Square, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Tower of London, Westminister Abbey, Buckingham Palace and Shakespeare’s Birthplace. It was sad leaving London, but it was time to go on to Amster dam where they observed the cut ting and polishing of diamonds in a diamond factory. Then they were off to Brussels, Wiesbaden, Lucerne, Innsbruck and from there to Venice, the world’s most roman tic town. On August 13 they were off to Monte Carlo, and then, gay Paris. French Students listen to this: They saw the Madeleine, Place de la Concorde, Avenue des Champs Elysees, Palace of the In- valides with Napoleon’s Tomb, Eif fel Tower, Arc de Triomphe and the Unknown Soldier’s Tomb and many, many more places of inter est. After a day of rest the girls packed up their clothes and the memories of those beautiful sights and came home. Back at Fayetteville State both girls are filled with a burning de sire to travel some more in the years to come. TheV oice Vol. 20, No. 1 FAYETTEVILLE STATE TEACHERS COLLEGE October, 1966 Registration Goes Smoothly Highlights of President's Address THERMOMETER or THERMOSTAT? President Rudolph Jones, in his annual address to the incoming freshmen, cautioned them not to do things simply because others were doing them. He likened the “non-serious” students who follow the ways ot others, to a thermometer, has no control over or resilienvcy to what happen to it. Those students who come to college for reasons other than the buisness of educating themselves, are the thermometers. Among these are those who use the college solely as a winter re sort, those who seek merely to find wives or husbands, those who want only to attend ball games, and those who seek to major in “Can- teenology.” The thinking student who makes his own choice is like the thermostat, which, when set, con trols what happens to temperature. This is the student who came to college for an education that will prepare him to brave the many obstacles of our world. He is the one who realizes that self educa tion is the best education The thermometers fall by the wayside and are left to shift aim lessly for themselves. The thermo stats succeed. Fayetteville State College pro vides a competent administration, faculty and staff that will enable those who work hard to succeed. Its members are well trained, com ing from the nation’s best college and universities and from many different countries, giving the per sonnel an international flavor. There was a time before the 1954 Supreme Court Decisions that the so-called predominately Negro College Teacher was praised for ihs excellence. Since that decision, that same teacher has been called very poor. Students coming to these so-cal- led predominately Negro colleges enter with a much lower SAT score than those of the other col leges. This means that these stu dents have been shortchanged in education and that they may have to put six years of work into four years of college. They must do this to operate equally as skillfully as graduates from any of the na tion’s colleges on the strictest com petitive basis. It has been shown that this can happen, for such men as the great Thurgood Marshall graduated from our kind of college. It is up to you, the incoming freshmen to get off to a good start and maintain it thruoghout your four years of college. It is for you to decide whether you will be a thermometer or a thermostat. HOOD HALL GOES TO GIRLS BICKETT HALL GOES!!! By ELOISE SHERROD What happens to an old soldier? Well, that’s what happened to dear Bickett. Bickett Hall has lost her sheep and Hood Hall has reached out and roofed them. It wasn’t just a one minute break away; there were many hours and plans in preparation to make this change possible. Sad that the destruction of one build ing was the construction of an other, but as the baseball player says, “That’s the way the ball bounces.” Hood Hall wasn’t recent ly erected by a long shot, then Bickett Hall was no chicken either. The change has been remark able. The battle to make some thing better of what was left took much more than wishful thinking; it took effort on the part of many people to make a pipe dream a reality — and not a little elbbow grease was released. Repairs had to be made, walls had to be cleaned and repainted Rooms had to be redone to accom modate young women and make life enjoyable and beneficial for a student’s home away from home. It was a worthwhile effort, though the boys may give it much after thought. Now, where the boys once lay and dreamed their many dreams, some of those very dreams have come to lie where they were first dreamed. Pity the golden-fleece- less chaps; they hatched all those images under that ancient roof, then fled the roof, only to miss the images when they did come. Oh well, they are only mere mortals and they cannot very well have their cake and eat it too. On the eve of its nintieth year, Fayetteville State College quietly and smoothly enrolled an as yet unannounced number of students forthe 1966-67 academic year. An unofficial source reports an ap proximate 1200 students enrolled, some 400-500 freshmen and 700 upperclassmen. The same unoffi cial source estimates some 500 fe males and 300 mases on campus for the first semester. It is believed that the higher entrance requirements have caused the enrollment to drop slightly over last year’s figures, but to no alarming degree. One certain positive aspect of the whole picture is that the higher entrance standards may well launch FSC off to the start of a new era in scholarship and teach ing, since a more equitable por- portion of students to teachers al most always results in more effec tive learning and teaching. The most notable aspect of the registration period itself was the smoothness with which it was fas- cilitated. Gone were the crowded conditions and near chaos of old. Several things accounted for this Freshmen students were regist ered on the Thursday and Friday preceding registration of upper classmen. Since freshmen are not apt to be as familiar with proced ures as upperclassmen, this move to no small degree, was a big fac tor. Beyond that, the main reason for the smooth flow of activity was that only a limited number of students were allowed to enter the gymnasium at one time — in groups of about one hundred. All areas of activity were clearly marked, and except for a time or two, there were really no long lines. The procedure went so smoothly, in fact, that there were times that it seemed nothing was really going on. We wish to thank Dean Moore and Miss Means for the prompt ness which they dispensed with registration. If we could suggest anything to make registration even better, it might be in the area or paying fees. It seems that what lags prevailed were found in this area. If somehow, one, maybe two pay stations could be placed at the scene of registering, then you’d really have no lags in the proced ure. T PRESIDENT and Mrs. Jones' reception for the freshmen was a colorful affair. Shown in the receiving line from left to right, are Dr. J. W. Seabrook, President Emeritus; Mrs. Mil dred Jones, President Rudolph Jones, Miss Shirley Manley, from Rocky Mount, and Miss Mary Morgan of Cumnock.