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    lollege Observes 16th Founder’s Day; Dr.
Knight Speaks, Mrs. Semans Honored
An address by Duke Univer-
s i t y President Douglas M.
Knight and the awarding of an
honorary Doctor of Humanities
degree to Mrs. Mary Trent Se
mans were highlighting events
in the sixteenth annual observ
ance of North Carolina College’s
Founder’s Day.
The convocation, honoring the
life and career of the late Dr.
. . . delivers address
James E. Shepard, founder of
the college in 1910 and its
president until 1947, convened
in the college’s B. N. Duke au
ditorium and attracted a stand
ing-room audience of students
and townspeople.
During the program, at which
Dr. Bascom Baynes, chairman
of the NCC board of trustees,
presided, Dr. Alfonso Elder, re
tired NCC president presented
the occasion. NCC President
Samuel P. Massie introduced
Dr. Knight; and President Mas
sie Dr. Walter Brown, repre
senting the alumni, and James
Ferguson president, of the NCC
Student Government, conducted
the college’s traditional, sym
bolic “Truth and Service” cere
Speaking on the subject, “The
Great Ambitions of Liberal
Education,” Dr. Knight urged
that college students master the
excitement of true learning,
“without the loss of our himian-
ity our wit, our concern for
all the round earth’s imagined
“This is what education
stands for in my eyes, and in
my heart. . .”
Explaining what he termed
Funeral Parody, Sadie Hawkins
Dance End Homecoming Activities
NCC students participated in
an abundance of pre-homecom
ing acitvities here this week in
connection with homecoming
celebration sponsored by the
Alumni Association and the Stu
dent Government Association.
The activities were a van
guard to the homecoming day
football game between NCC and
Shaw University of Raleigh,
Following the theme, “Foot
ball Frolic of ’63”, the pre-game
activities included two nights of
pep rallies and recreational
dancing, a band concert on the
third night, and a mock funeral
and Sadie Hawkins dance on the
final night.
In addition to the activities,
there was a competitive decora
tive and thematic display be
tween campus dormitories. New
Residence Hall won top prize.
At the mock funeral NCC stu
dents participated in an all but
real funeral for the Shaw Uni
versity Bear.
B. N. Duke Auditorium took
on the atmosphere of a funeral
at a Negro rural church as stu
dents began “amening,” crying,
wailing, and shouting behind
the opening statement of Presid
ing Minister, Irby Logan of At-
the great perpetual question of
“what we ourselves are up to
as people,” he declared that
people cannot expect much from
buildings, endowments, or edu
cation unless they can grasp the
living purposes for which these
things are devoted.
“A college”, he said, “is by
definition concerned with the
important affairs of life.” “It is
not a playground, not a bone-
yard of dead ideas, not a mere
arena, not a political storm cen-
er, and not a Hollywood set. It is
a place where all of us can be
concerned . . . about the per
manent questions of reality
value, significance, and a place
where we can find the begin
ning, at least, of an answer to
a few of them.”
“Understanding,” he contin
ued, “is first an adventure of
the individual mind and heart.
Yet individuals can hope for
nothing unless they know how
to look beyond themselves.”
“This is the great paradox of
learning—that it deals with the
infinite relationships of inner
man and outer universe. Un
less you are able both to be
yourself and change yourself in
some significant way, you can-
(See Observes, page 3)
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lanta, Georgia.
Logan said that the students
and sympathizers were gather
ed to give final rites to “'the
Bear who made the horrible
mistake of tangling with the
Mr. James Parker, Audio-
Visual Center director, followed
with a slow, witty and inclus
ive speech of how death came
upon the Bear. In a macabre
speech, Rev. Parker said the
Bear was wandering in strange
woods when suddenly prayed
(See Homecoming;, page 3)
Men’s Weekend Set
North Carolina College’s
Men’s Weekend, scheduled for
Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 16-
17, will feature seven major
events this year, according, to a
schedule of activities released
by John L. Stewart, dean of
The annual observance, which
follows the theme “Living Up
to Truth and Service,” will be
gin with the Eagles’ Autumn
Ball on Saturday, Nov. 16, at
8:30 p.m.
(See Men’s Weekend, page 4)
Charlotte Co-ed
Reigns Over
A senior sociology major
from Charlotte reigned over
North Carolina College’s an
nual Homecoming activities
here this week.
Margaret Priscilla M c C u 1-
lough, winner of the “Miss
Homecoming” title in last
spring’s campus-wide student
elections, was the reigning,
beauty at the homecoming acti
vities and was presented at half-
time at the NCC Eagles-Shaw
University Bears football game.
Miss McCv,Hough is . th°
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hen
ry McCullough, 115 West Bland
Street, Charlotte. She is a grad
uate of the York Road High
School where she was an active
student, participating in basket
ball, dramatics, the band, the
student council, the French
Club, the Y-Teens and the NHA.
She was Student of the Week in
an activity sponsored by the
Charlotte Observer, her home
town daily newspaper.
An active students here, she
has participated in the band,
was chosen “Miss Sophomore,”
is a senior counselor, and is a
member of the Delta Sigma
Theta Sorority.
Miss McCullough said that
she is very happy that she was
(See Reigns Queen, page 3)
ING” by North Carolina College President, Dr. Samuel P. Massie,
during halftime of the game betvr'jn NCC and Shaw University.
N. C. Resource-Use Conference
Convenes Here November U
The North Carolina Resource-
Use Education Conference wiU
holds its sixteenth annual meet
ing at North Carolina College
Thursday, November 14. The
one-day conference will begin
with its first general session in
the college’s B. N. Duke audito
rium at 9 a.m.
The announcement was made
recently by Dr. Theodore R.
Speigner, director of the Divi
sion of Resoiu-ce-Use Education
NCC Students Invited To Participate
In Activities Sponsored By Others
for two NCC. co-eds who attended the concert given here this week
by the “The Count.”
The two students, Wanda Sutton and Annie Lewis, were among
some 3,000 persons attending the concert sponsored by the NCC
Marching Band and the office of the Dean of Students.
North Carolina College Stu
dents have been invited to par
ticipate in two activities spon
sored by outside organizations,
according to Dr. Marion D.
Thorpe, dean of students.
'The first of these is an essay
contest sponsored by the Educa
tion Department of ’ the Em
bassy of India. This is part of
the cultural program of the
Government of India, sponsored
for American students in vari
ous colleges and universities. Its
aim is to stimulate interest in
Indian Culture and Civilization.
Competition is open to stu
dents between the ages of 18-24
by January 1, 1964, on topics of
“Religion, Secularism, and De-
mocrary in Modern India.” The
essay should contain from 2,000
to 2,500 words, typed. This es
say should reach the Education
Department, Embassy of India,
2 10 7 Massachusetts Avenue,
N.W., Washington 8, D. C., by
January 15, 1964.
The second is sponsored for
(See NCC Invited, page 3)
Home Economists
Elect Officers
Joyce Belcher ,a junior home
economics major and a general
science minor, has been elected
president of the North Carolina
College Chapter of the Ameri
can Home Economics Associa
tion for the 1963-64 school year.
Her election to office came in
the initial meeting of the club
for the year.
Other officers elected were
(See Elects Officers, page 3)
at NCC, and state chairman of
the North Carolina Resource-
Use Education Conference.
The general theme of the con
ference is, “Resource-Use Edu
cation: The Key to Quality
Learning and Living.” Accord
ing to Dr. Speigner, the 1963
conference is designed to create
an awareness in supervisors,
principals, and students, “of the
unlimited natural resources
which are available in every
commimity that should be used
to enrich instruction.”
Principals, supervisors, teach
ers, and parents throughout the
state have received invitations
to participate in the conference,
Speigner said.
The keynote speaker for the
conclave will be Dr. Stanley E.
Dimond, professor of education,
at the University of Michigan,
who will address the afternoon
session at 2 p.m. in B. N. Duke
Author of Schools and the
Development of Good Citizens,
and co-author of Our American
Government, Dr. Dimond is past
president of the National Coun
cil for the Social Studies and
holds membership in the NEA,
Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Delta Kap
pa, the Association for Super
vision and Curriculum Develop
ment, and the American Educa
tional Research Association.
In the 10:30 morning session,
which will feature the role
young people can play in con
serving community resources,
(See Conference, page 4)

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