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    The Voice
VOLUME 16, No. 3
From The
President’s Desk
Sometimes I wonder how many
of you, our students, ever stop to
think about where you expect to be
and what you expect to be doing
ten, fifteen or twenty years from
now. Your thoughts and your ac
tions today will in a large measure
determine where you will be and
vyhat you will be doing. I would
like to suggest a few questions for
every student to study and ponder
Do you have a philosophy in life?
Are there really any fundamental
principles in your mind by which
you wish to live and grow? Do you
have a set of values that you have
thought about and that you believe
will help you achieve your goal in
life? Is there a place for excellence
and satisfaction for a job well done
in your thinking?
Do you know yourself? Do you
know your strengths and realize
your weaknesses? Are you willing
to accept the fact that all men are
not equal? Are you willing to face
up to your weaknesses and try to
do something about them? If you
cannot understand the college text
book are you willing to go to the
library and secure an elementary
history, science or geography book
and study it?
What about your attitude toward
your school mates, toward the
faculty and toward the college? In
your speech and in your actions do
you regard the feelings of others?
If you do no positive wrong are you
guilty of the sins of omission? Do
you fail to say a kind word or do a
good deed when it is in order?
Unless you have a philosophy of
life, unless you have a set of values
to Uve by, unless you know your
self, unless you exhibit the proper
attitude daily, you need to take
time and evaluate yourseK and
your purpose in life.
... Leave The
Driving To Us
Six young men currently matric
ulating here at FSTC are busily
engaged, when not in class, driving
the public school and regular city
Willie M. Artis, a junior from
Wilson, drives regular city bus.
Artis is majoring in biology and is
active with the Drama Guild.
Ray Butler of Fayetteville is a
senior auto mechanics student.
Butler has gained experience in his
major field working at a local ser
vice station. He was a member of
the football squad also.
Calvin Gay, a senior from Foun
tain, is an elementary education
major. Gay’s affiliations include
the College Choir, Alpha Kappa Mu
Honor Society, Who’s Who in
American Colleges and Universi
ties, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity,
and the Student Life and Conduct
Daniel Graham, of Fayetteville,
also drives the public school bus
He is a senior in auto mechancs.
James McMillian is a senior auto
mechanics student. His home is in
Aaron N. Mozingo, a senior from
Goldsboro, is an elementary edu
cation major. Mozingo is active
with the Student Council, Student
NEA, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity,
Student Life and Conduct Com-
jnittee, and is a College Marshal.
Glenda Cheek unveils portrait of Miss Mclver
Vesper Hour
lo Band Clinic
The Fayetteville State Teachers
College recently held a memorial
Vesper Service for the late Miss
Marie Mclver, former State Super
visor of Elementary Schools. The
service was held in the J. W. Sea-
brook Auditorium, with Mrs. Ruth
L. Woodson, State Supervisor of
Elementary School, as guest
After this service, the audience
proceeded to the Charles W. Ches-
nutt Library for a tea. Here a por
trait of Miss Mclver was unveiled
and the Marie Mclver Memorial
Book Collection was dedicated and
presented to the Library.
The portrait was done by an art
teacher in the city schools of
Raleigh, and the Memorial Book
Collection was provided for by The
Supervisors of Schools in honor of
their late co-worker.
Other guests on the program
were Mrs. Mae Rudd Williams,
Supervisor, Cumberland County
Schools; and Mrs. Addie 0. Wil
liams, Supervisor, Fayetteville
City Schools. Music was rendered
by the college choir, under the di
rection of Mrs. Mary T. Eldridge.
Fayetteville State Teachers Col
lege was host to the North Caro
lina Band and Orchestra Directors'
Association — Southeastern District
on Saturday, February 9. Students
participating in the clinic came
from the following schools; Up
church High, Raeford; E. E. Smith
High, Fayetteville; Williston High,
Wilmington; Eastside High, St.
Pauls; I. Ellis Johnson High,
Laurinburg; Harnett High, Dunn;
Oakridge High, Lumber Bridge;
Bladen Central High, Elizabeth
town; Westside High, Chadbourne;
W. B. Wicker, High, Sanford;
Pinckney High, Carthage; and
Washington Drive Junior High,
A group of select members of
each band, who had previously
been chosen as the top performers
of that particular band, came to
the clinic. From these select
groups come the members of the
All District Band, who will repre
sent the Southeastern District in
the State Festival. The better play
ers of the All District Band will be
chosen as members of the All State
The All District Band of the
Southeastern District was present
ed in concert in the J. W. Sea-
brook Auditorium at 4:00 p.m. on
the day of the clinic. Guest conduc
tor was Mr. Thomas B. Bacote,
Director of the Bronco Band of
Fayetteville State.
Little Symphony
Plays Again
As reported by the Fayetteville
Observer, Dr. Benjamin Swalin
rode into Fayetteville on January
15 in his old Ford and went right
to work at what he does best—con
ducting an orchestra. Dr. Swalin,
conductor of the North Carolina
Symphony, conducted a week’s re
hearsal of the 24-member Little
Symphony in Alexander Graham
Junior High, which was the first
rehearsal of the season for the or
The Little Symphony, which con
sists of only a portion of the State’s
full symphony, made Fayetteville
State Teachers CoUege the second
stop of its Annual Tour. This tour
carried them to many towns
throughout the state and to the
General Assembly.
Attending this Lyceum program
here at FSTC, a capacity crowd
listened attentively to such num
bers as Overture to the Opera The
Silken Ladder, Rossini; Eine
Kleine Nachtmusik, Mozart; Sym
phony No. 1 in B flat Major,
Boyce; and many others.
The guest artist was William Al
ton, pianist.
Mattiwilda Dobbs
In Concert
The next Lyceum program of the
college will be the presentation of
Mattiwilda Dobbs, world famed
opera singer on Friday, March 15.
“Imperial soprano of the great
opera house of the world, special
favorite at the Metropolitan Opera,
reigning prima donna of the Ham
burg Opera and guest star of the
Royal Opera in Stockholm, At
lanta’s Mattiwilda Dobbs is truly a
singer of international achieve
ment. And she has brought all of
her allure and all of her musical
The VOICE is happy to carry
again an article from a Faculty
Guest Columnist. We feature this
issue gems from the pen of Mr.
Howard S. Smith of the Education
The progress of knowledge h^s
been increased and spread by the
creation of the press, paperback
books and magaziaes. Time was
when knowledge in books could be
obtained only by those who had
the ability to read, and the where
withal to travel to libraries and to
purchase books.
Young Americans in the Twenti
eth Century are afforded the oppor
tunity to meet great minds of all
places and of all times. Great
thinkers are now available to the
energetic reader wherever he may
be. Even in “darkest” Africa now
the light of literary productions
can be obtained. Very recently The
New York Times Book Review in
one issue presented a half-dozen ti
tles on Africa. The price range of
these publications was between 95
cents and one doUar and a quarter.
Public and private libraries are
now spread across the land and no
one has to be deprived of the op
portunity to learn and to be enter
Much publicity is now given to
the development of quality educa
tion for young people. This deve
lopment makes it important for
young people to become conscious
of living in a cultural climate.
Such a climate requires the deve
lopment of varied and high taste.
Professor Richard Bardolph,
Chairman of the History Depart
ment of the Woman’s College, Un
iversity of North Carolina says.
“Highly cultivated tastes are, after
all, cultivated.”
Someone has said that it is the
intense effort that educates. In
tense effort does not necessarily
mean effort without pleasure. Upon
reflection it can be recalled that
much of what we consider to be
our cultural inheritance has arisen
from someone’s efforts put forth in
his spare time activities. Arnold
Toynbee in his lecture series, “The
House We Live In,” suggests that
spare time may well be the begin
ning of all civilization.
Recently a speaker addressing
our college group asked the ques
tion: Can you enjoy solitude?
Solitude can be the occasion for
learning cultural things and also
for the entertainment of the mind.
Paperback books, magazines, and
newspapers are much in evidence
on the American scene.
Montesquien has said, “The love
of reading enables a man to ex
change the wearisome hours of
life, which come to everyone, for
hours of delight.” With this quota
tion in mind, I was able recently to
face a period of solitude which
turned out to be hours of delight.
Finding myself faced with the
prospect of having to spend several
hours alone, I looked for something
to read. Looking about I found
some old issues of the Ladies’
Home Journal and Good House
keeping. Here, I concluded is an
opportunity to have fun with old
Soon my attention was attracted
by some interesting and timely ad
vice for girls by Christopher Mor-
Dancing is wonderful training for
girls: it’s the first way you can
leam to guess what a man is going
to do before he does it.
The quiz is a familiar feature in
much of our popular reading ma
terial. In my perusing of the
Ladies’ Home Journal I read the
question, What Do You Know About
Famous Lovers?
As an introduction to the quiz a
striking statement was made:
When love comes knocking on the
door, wisdom flies out the window
and common sense goes straight
into the ashcan.
For a while my mind pondered
the definition of wisdom, but soon

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