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Entered as second class matter September 27, 1948, at the Post Office,
Maxton, North Carolina, under Act of Congress, August 24, 1912.
Published Monthly (9 times a year) by the Student Body of Presby
terian Junior College for the Alumni Association.
YEARLY SUBSCRIPTION. ONE DOLLAR
CO-EDITOR'S Joe Elliott & Foster Edwards
BUSINESS MAiNAG-BR Frank Spurrier
ADVERTISING MAiNAGER Jimmy MeCall
FEATURE EDITOR Anthony Baker
SPORTS EDITOR Frank Ellerbe
ASSIST.-\NT SPOiRTS EDITOR Robert Atkinson
PHOTOGRAPHER Fred Fountain
CONTRIBUTOR Mrs. L. C. LaMotte
by JERRY CAHILL
Patsy Hamer, Cecil Wilkerson, Dick Waymack, CharlesSweat
Bill Stephens,' Bill Sizemore, Joe Linnens, Worth Dees, K. D. Futch
Harry Greene, Brantley Vann, Herbert Gibbs, Fred McDaniel
Mr. John H. Craibtree, Jr Mrs. Ann M. Rousseau
Southern Interscholastic Publication Association
So we have lost two games al
ready. That doesn’t mean that we
can’t be proud of our team. With
the few fellows we have out our
team has looked very good.
It’s about time we realized that
the team, win or lose, is our school
team, playing for us.
The Coach and the team are
really upset over the fact that
team spirit here at P.J.C. is at
such a low ebb. Sure we lost two
games, but if you think you a
spectator, feel bad, think how our
players must feel.
Coach Doak says that the team
has been in good shape for both
games. However, a lack of re
serves has held the team back.
Coach Doak says that P.J.C.’s
game was greatly hampered in
the second half.
These next two games will be
against teams that are nearer our
class of football. Coach Doak
thinks that, if we do not have any
more injuries. ij?e stand a 2904
c'hance to win Aese next' two!
Well the game is tomorrow
night. Let’s go out with lots of
spirit and back the team. Show
the fellows that we are behind
them—win, lose or tie.
Good luck fellows; from the
whole student body.
Mark Twain once said, “ All that
I care to know is that man is a
human being—that is enough for
me; he can’t be any worse.” Burke
said, “Man is an animal that cooks
his victuals.” Pascal said, “What
a chimera — is man! — what
chaos, what a subject of contra
dictions! — A judge of all things,
feeable worm of the earth, deposi
tary of the truth, cloak of uncer
tainty — the glory and the shame
of the universe!” Shakespeare
said, “What a piece of work man
is man! Hbw noble in reason! How
infinite in faculties! In form and
moving, how express and admir
able! In action, how like an angel!
In apprehension, how like a god!”
Theodore Parker said, “Man is the
highest product of his own history.
The discoverer finds nothing so
grand or tall as himself, nothing
so valuable to him. The greatest
star at the small end of the tele
scope, the star that is looking, not
looked after nor looked at.”
It seems to me none of these
statements is as good as that in
Psalm 8. “What is man, that thou
art mindful of him? And the son
of man, that thou visitest him,
For thou hast made him but little
lower than the angels, and crown*
est him with glory and honor.
Thou makest him to have dominion
over the works of thy hands; Thou
hast put all things under his ieet;
All sheep and oxen, Yea, and the
beasts of the field, The birds of
the heavens, and the fish of the
sea. Whatsoever passeth through
the paths of the seas. O Jehovah,
our Lord, How excellent is thy
name in all the earth!”
S. C. A. NEWS
“IF YE KNOW THESE THINGS,
HAPPY ARE YOU IF YE DO
The S.C.A. this year, as has
been stated before, has set aside
a room, strictly for devotion. In
this room, prayer services are
held each Monday, Wednesday,
Friday and Saturday nights at
10:00 o’clock p. m. All who are
interested in having their own
daily devotions at a set time each
da^ are welcome to use this room.
Members of the faculty and
student body have been very co
operative in attending the S.C.A.
meetings each Tuesday night at
6:30 in the chapel.
We, the S.C.A. officers, are glad
to know that many of our college
students are interested in the work
of Christ. Let’s all work togeth
er as brother in our fellowship
and make our campus the best and
most inspiring ever known to this
college. “For we are laborers to
gether with God.”
Awake the purpose high which
And, falling, stands again;
Confirm the will of eager lives
To quit themselves like men.
Thy life the bond of fellowship.
Thy love the law that rules,
Thy name, proclaimed by every
The Master of our schools.
Poem by: Mrs. Robert T. Jefferys.
A young Japanese man who
had been reared in Shintoism
came to Yale University some
years ago and became a Christian.
When he went back to Japan he
was tempted to return to Shin
toism. He cabled his favorite pro
fessor: “How can I prove that
God is?” The professor cabled
back: “Live for three months as
if he is.” After the end of the
three months the Japanese wired
back: “It works!”
Jesus once said, “If anyone will
do His will, He will know of the
doctrine, whether it be of God,
or whether I speak of Myself.”
Beginning with this issue there
will be a standing article entitled
“From the English Department”,
which will contain the best com
position handed in by a student.
This month we are featuring a
theme by Hal Gore from Mr.
Crabtree’s English class, entitled
There it stands, thrusting its
masts skyward, and letting its
Copyright 1951 A" SycKJicof.
Anp ATgNTEP By
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ColIegejE^nsion Schools Help
Contmuiiity Educational Programs
19S1, P. J. C
A third scho(
augurated in i
spring semester of |
began to operate
schools in Lumber- ;
ton and Faiiinont respectively.
1 was opened this
a program was in-
present, the sijhools are operating
successfully and, we hope, are
contributing tja the educational
programs of the respective com
munities. The Sandspur wishes to
pay tribute to the students in these
school by rudi^jing a series of ar
ticles on certain among them who
are outstanding representatives of
These schools were opened pri
marily to serve veterans who re
side in the area surrounding Max
ton, but who, for various reasons,
could not attend the college pro
per. Several non-veterans have
enrolled, however, and are most
welcome. But among the or
more veterans who are studying
at Lumberton, several professors
and many students agree that one
of th(5 most interesting is a petite
young lady named Mary Fabian
Hatchell. Mrs. Hatchell and her
husband, Taylor S. Hatchell, en
tered the school in June, and since
that time, she studded many class
es with an amazing assortment of
questions and interjections. Her
most startling one was directed
toward one of her professors in
the summer school.
“'Why do you make your test
so easy?” she gently inquired. For
an answer, she received only the
cold stare of a husband who had
scored somewhat lower than she,
Mrs. Hatchell is a native of
New York City, having been born
in the Bay Ridge section of
Brookljm. She received her elem
entary and high school education
in schools on Long Island. Sever
al of her fellow students have
suggested that this background is
responsible for the excellent work
which she has done as a student
in the P.J.C'. extension school.
That she is now with us in Lum
berton can be credited to the fact
that, in l'&43’, she enlisted in the
United States’ Army Nursing
Corps, beginning a tour of service
during which she was to meet
her husband, a native of eastern
North Carolina. Mrs. Hatchell ser
ved with the corps for a period
of 28' months in New Guinea and
the Philippine Islands, receiving
her discharge with the rank of
First Lieutenant in 1945.
It was in New Guinea that she
met Lieut. Colonel Hatchell. Sta
tioned there together for many
months, they watched each other
deipart for home on different ships.
They arrived in the States, how
ever, only a few weeks apart,
met and were soon married. Now
they reside in a new home in
Lumberton with their daughter,
Janice, aged 4, and thejr son,
Taylor, J!r., aged 2-.
When asked why, with their
advanced educational background,
she and her husband were at
tending junior college extension
classes, Mrs. Hatchell answered
that educational opportunities
were not to be ignored and that
the G.I. Bill of Rights and Pres
byterian Junior College had of
fered the opportunities.
sails furl and unfurl with the
constant blowing of the ceaseless
wind, as though it were trying to
beat out a rhythmic death chant
for all to hear. It is a scenic pic
ture against the endless horizon
with a background of yellow and
blue skies, making a picturesque
scene filled with listless emotion.
Standing erect and dignified on
the brink of the cool, green, salty
water, waiting there for someone
to come along and sail with him
to the realms of the deep: that is
the ship. The ship that has carried
with the aid of God, many men to
their destination beyond the ho
rizon. Yes, it is a ship, but a ship
with tattered sails, and boards
dampened by the trashings of rol
licking waves. This ominous,
brooding ship lies at its eternal
anchor, never to be sailed again.
Its portholes are empty and star
ing, like dead eyes in a dead face.
This ship is one of many that
come to the end of their lives in
this way, knowing not that their
fate is near. Its nails have been
rusted by corroding waters as it
sits there, biding its time, before
it pitches headlong into the green
So night and day, under clouds
or the glaring sun, lies the rotting
ship, letting the ocean water seep
into its wooden life until it will
finally settle to the bottom of the
sea which will toe its eternal rest
The poor old cynic enjoyed poor
health for a long time but is now
complaining of feeling ibetter.
The annual Westminister Fel
lowship Conference was held Oc
tober 14^16 at Bennett College,
Greensboro, with approximately
seventy-five delegates attending.
The theme of the confcrerice was
“The Quests for Security.” Three
lectures on this theme were giv
en by Dr. Richard McKinney of
Baltimore, Maryland.'Several very
prominent Christian leaders led
discussions.' This group included
The conference was a big suc
cess and all the delegates left
feeling better spiritually and with
a feeling of security that they did
not have when they arrived.
Foster Edwards attended as the
delegate from P. J. C., represent
ing the Student Christian Associa
tion. He reported on this confer
ence at the weekly S. C. A. meet
After the puppy that won’t re
trieve naturally has had a couple of
months of field work and is eight or
ten months old, you can safely force
break him to retrieve.
Hold the gag
just in front of
his mouth, pinch
his ear and tell
him to “fetch!”
If he doesn’t
reach for the
block, pinch him
harder and force
his head toward
It. The instant
he reaches out
and takes the
gag, release the
pressure on his
ear. He quickly
learns that by
taking the block
by J. Eorl Bufkin,
troijier and one of
the authors of the
Purina Gun Dog Book
he can stop the pain.
Now begin holding it farther and
farther away and closer to the
ground when he reaches for it.
After that step is learned, rest one
end on the ground and finally in
duce him to take it while it is lying
This training, of course, will have
to be spread over a number of les
sons. Worked in with these instruc
tions will be lessons on carrying the
gag. When the pup takes the gag,
make him follow you a few paces
and deliver it into your hand. At
first you will find it better to lead
him with a light cord attached to
his collar. Later, you can drop the
cord and let him drag it.
The next step is to roll out the
gag and make him take a few steps
to retrieve it. You may have to pinch
his ear and start him off in the right
direction at times, but he wili soon
learn what you want.
The whole process so far has been
work for him and he hasn’t liked it
very much. CJccasionally he will have
gone soiu: on the performance and
sulked or tried to run off. You must
bring him back firmly but when he
has been forced to complete one of
his lessons to your satisfaction, he
should have plenty of petting and
praise and may be rewarded with
an occasional tid-bit.
When you have gone this far, the
hard part is over. You begin tossing
the gag out into the weeds where
the pup must use his nose to find it.
As he gets better, he will forget that
he is working and leam that retriev
ing is fun.
A good way to polish off your dog’s
retrieving work, whether he took to
it naturally or by force training, is
to let him get the feel of feathers.
Either tie chicken wing feathers
around the gag—or better yet—use ^
a dead pigeon with its wings tied
down to protect the body.
Your dog will like the taste in his
mouth, which will Increase his in
terest in finding dead game in the
field. The use of the pigecm will also
allow you to detect any tenden^ to
crush the bh-d and give you a chanoe
to correct It.