Sandspur A STUDENT PUBLICATION OF PRESBYTERIAN JUNIOR COLLEGE VOLUME 4 THE SPANDSPUR, MAXTON, N. C., MARCH, 1952 NUMBER 6 High School Day Set For April I9, 1952 JOIN COLLEGE HONOR SOCIETY Left to right, George Grissom, Tommy Robertson, Edward Richardson. Phi Theta Kappa Initiates Four May 9 Set As Junior-Senior Date At 8 o’clock in the evening, on Saturday March 5, 1952, the Zeta Upsilon Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, National Junior College honorary fraternity, initiated four new members who were chosen from the student body for their outstanding achievements in scho larship, service, and character. The initiation service was private, performed in an impressive set ting of candles and fraternity emblems. The new members are Edward Richardson, Tommy Robertson, George Grissom, and Glen Carter. Edward Richardson comes from Thomasville, North Carolina, and is a freshman this year. He is tak ing a straight college course here at P. J. C. and plans to go into Engineering in a senior college. He is very active in both curricula and extra-curricula activities. George Grissom is a native son of Gastonia, North Carolina. He is a pre-ministerial student and he is undecided concerning the sen ior college that he will honor with his presence. He is head monitor in the domitory and is active in athletics. He plays both football and baseball. He is a sophomore this year. Tommy Robertson is from Law- renceville, Virginia. He came to us from Hampton-Sidney College in the summer of ’51 and has de cided to graduate before leaving. Tommy is taking a combination of general college and business courses. Tom has participated in two sports and is an active mem ber of our leading clubs on the campus. Tom’s future is pretty well planned by Uncle Sam if he fails to keep his grades up to par. Glen Carter is from Rocking ham, North Carolina. He entered in the fall of ’51 and is taking a general college course. He is a day student but this does not alter the fact that he is active in the campus activities. 0 - ■ Rev. and Mrs. C. H. Maury of Yadkinville visited friends at PJC last week. Rev. Mr. Maury is a former member of the faculty and Mrs. Maury is the former Miss Beulah Haynes, who served as librarian at the college for two years. Due to conflict between the Sandspur and the former date set for the Junior-Senior a meeting was called of the Student Activity Board to change the plans so as both student events could take place. The first date set for this annual event was May 2 but the Sandspur sends representatives to Washington and Lee University on this date to the Southern In terscholastic Press Association meeting so as to have a better student paper in the future. The date was changed to May b so everyone could take in this big dance. The Student Activity Board is going to begin decorating the Gym on the first of April and need a lot of help to make this event a big success so as it will be re membered by all in the future. Anyone with helpful ideas on de corating the Gym will be wel comed to come out and share this task. Plans are being made to have a name band, but no definite band has been chosen though many have been discussed. The date is set, plans are made for a big time, so let’s all get our dates and help make this a big success for everyone. 0 College Staff Adds New Member Mrs. Dolphus Allen, Jr., Dr. LaMotte’s secretary, is probably the youngest assistant on our campus. Mrs. Allen was born in March of 1930 at New Bern, N. C., but she is a native of Kinston, N. C. She attended the Kinston schools and was graduated from Southwood High School in May of \948. ■While in high school Mrs. Allen was Very active in student activi ties. '6he was a member of the glee club, mixed chorus,^ dramatics club, paper staff, cheering section, and in\1948 she won the Lion’s award f^r her essay on “How to Strength^ the United Nations.” She wa^ a member of the River- mont Chutch in Kinston where she sang % the church choir. Since she has joined her husband in Maxton, She has been singing in the choir it the First Presby- ( Contimkid on pafe ) Sandspur Will Send Five To Press Meeting The Sandspur is planning to send a delegation of five members to attend the Southern Inter scholastic Press Association meet ing hel^ May 1 through 3 at Washington and Lee University, Lynchburg, Va. The delegation chosen to attend are Bill Sizemore, Jim McCall, Joe Elliott, Frank Spurrior and Emmett Morton. This association calls this meet ing every year to judge the work done on the school papers and give instructive criticism. At this meet ing there are banquets and dances so as all may have a big time as well as learn more about journa lism. Last year the Sandspur won an achievement award and this year, under new management, hopes to obtain a higher award for the school and the paper. 0 Glee Club News The Glee Club is going “great guns” even though it has a smaller membership than it had last semester. We, the members of the club, would like to have some help in our work. We would like to ask the members of the Student body to give us a helping hand. Here is a bit of conversation heard at the last meeting of the Glee Club. Miss Dixon: Where is Brock? (our “cassanova,” favorite pitcher, and tenor) Feagin: He’s dating. Miss Dixon: Why isn’t he here for rehearsal? Philosopher: You haven’t seen his date, I take it. Miss Dixon: (blushingly) Let’s turn to page four, please. Feagin: Yea, Play the bass part. Tolar: I’se “regusted.” Tolar and Johnson have become an inseparable pair and seem to be very successful as a team. You are invited to come over and watch them perform. It is a pity that we do not have more mem bers in the club of the same cali ber. Be sure to see and hear the Eas ter program. See ya next issue. Flag-Note. 0 Radio Club News Students Attend Meeting On Christian Work Six representatives from Pres byterian Junior College attended the three day “Christian Vocation Conference” on March 14-16 at Union Theological Seminary, Richmond, Virginia. The students attending were: John Stephenson, Larry Parrish, Stewart Arnold, Glen Patterson, Robert Tolor and Dolphus Allen. Each reported a most interesting trip. Among the many speakers were: Mr. John Ryder, head of an ad vertising department in New York, Mr. Gerold Monsman, a Baltimore lawyer, and Dr. John Bright of the Union Theological Seminary. Each man is doing great work in his own field with a Christian attitude. The speakers expressed the need for more Christian lay men. Behind each thought that the speakers brought out was the idea that men are called to voca tions other than the ministry of God. The students were extremely impressed with the harmony of Christian fellowship. 0 Meet The Faculty Plan Full Program For Annual Affair MILTON A. REILLY Our V. P., A. P., I. N. S., W. E. W. O., W. P. P. J. C., and B. S. N. S. are somewhat out of order so there is very little news for this issue, but I shall attempt to carry on alone. It seems that the well-known philanthropist who was to have the “bite” put on him had skip ped out before the delegation of bugs could approach him. Hope to have more news next issue. Until next time, testingl,2,3. S. S. B. 0 Mrs. John Crabtree and little son, John, III, have returned from a visit with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Brown in Raleigh. Mr. Milton A. Reilly who heads our business office is a native of Jersey City, New Jersey. He re ceived his education from Mount Herman School for Boys, Green field, Massachusetts; Vanderbilt University, Nashville; and Pea body College, Nashville. Mr. Reilly has had experience in the Public Schools of Nashville and Memphis, Louisiana State University, Simpson College, and The Citadel. During these years Mr. Reilly specialized in finance, Business Administration, and Ac counting. Mr. Reilly and Mrs. Reilly have five children. Their oldest child is a sophomore in Maxton High School, and their youngest chil dren are a pair of twins, Milton and Michael. The Reilly family lives at the old McKinnon home stead which is on the air base. There are five pleasant hobbies in Mr. Reilly’s life: his family, classical music, reading biogra phies, traveling and lecturing. High School Day will be here April the 19th. This is a day set a side for the purpose of showing students who are interested in P.J.C. what advantages our school has to offer them. Activities for our guests start early in order to allow those who wish to attend regular classes to do so. During these visits to our regular classes, students get first hand ideas of what our academic life is like. It’s much more impressive than mere ly reading about classes and classrooms. Our chapel program will be arranged to inform and entertain our prospective students. It will include a student talent show which in itself promises a treat. After chapel we shall continue our regular classes, which we hope will have enlarged for the occasion, until 12:30 and luncheon. Everyone is invited to dine and enjoy dinner prepared and served by our gracious dietition, Mrs. McCallum. Time will be taken in the lunch period to introduce our President, our deans and the stu dent body president who will ex tend a hearty welcome to our vis- 1 iting high school students. Starting at 1:30 p. m. a movie of the school will be shown for all who wish to attend. It shows the campus from the base to Pat terson Field and many other color ful and interesting scenes. At 2:30 a treat for all, and es pecially the athletic minded, will be enjoyed on the baseball dia mond. In our first baseball game of the new season, the Scotties will go to bat against Pheiffer Jr. College. This contest should prove interesting because of Pheiffer’s reputation in sports and our re putation for beating them. Beginning at 10 a. m|, visiting students will be offered the bene fits of the College Testing-Service under the direction of Professor Welker. Preference and aptitude tests will be offered those students who wish to take them. There will be no charge, and the morning program will be repeated in the afternoon at 2 p. m. for those who do not wish to attend the base ball game. Throughout the day exhibits will be on display in the Chemis try laboratory, physic’s labora tory, the library and in class rooms. These will be available for study to those who do not wish to attend our regular classes. More than eighty guest-stud- ents attended our High School Day last year which was very suc cessful. This year we expect to have as many or more to observe us and our school in action. P. J. C. asks and urges each student to invite one or more high school students to be his guest throughout High School Day. has had ever since he came to PJC is to make this campus one of the prettiest in North Carolina. He also believes that an education should be the heritage of every person. The students of PJC are very thankful to Mr. Reilly for the co operation he has given them in trying to make their campus life An ambitioon which Mr. Reilly better.