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T HE VOICE
February, 1963
The Voice Staff
OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF THE STUDENT BODY
Edited and Published by the Students
FAYETTEVILLE STATE TEACHERS COLLEGE
Fayetteville, North Carolina
Editor Eva McEachern
Associate Editor Joseph J. Johnson
News Editor Robert Daniels
Feature Editors Verlestine Williams, Bennye McNair
Exchange Editor Roosevelt Daniels
Sports Editors Marvin W. Lucas, Marlyn Walker
Business Manager Philip Shaw
Circulation Manager Bettye Rankin
Typists Calletha Matthews, Emma Coats
Reporter Mary Anne McLean
Photographers James Anderson, Theophilus M. Garriss, Jr.
Cartoonist Joseph J. Johnson
Student Government Representative Philip Shaw
Faculty Advisor Mrs. M. H. Scott
Editorial
“Where there is no vision, the people perish.” So it is stated in
Proverbs Chapter 29, verse 18. Who should have vision? Who are “the
people”? I dare not attempt to give a literal interpretation of that pas
sage here. I would, however, attempt to mention today’s great need for
leaders with vision. Much is said about the need for good administration
and teachers at the various levels in education, but how many of us
actually realize this need in college enough to appreciate these when
we have them.
When we came to college, most of us were mtellectually very young
and had not learned to proceed safely or efficiently under our own
intellectual power. We were what our elders had made us; and our
ideas, for the most part, were not our own. Our first job was learning
to stand on our own ideas, then to broaden our horizons so that as we
became more able to care for ourselves we could do so intelligently.
As we mature, we are able to recognize and appreciate more the
leadership of (1) a president who because of his vision dares to venture
forward in behalf of students and of (2) instructors who for the most
part possess not only ability and skill but the faculty of recognizing,
analyzing and solving complex problems. Good leaders are not plentiful
but are conspicious by their success. The success of future programs
will depend not only upon our president and instructors but upon our
abilities as students to manage and use wisely our time and talents.
— The Editor
Strength For
The Semester
BETTY McKETHAN
The second semester of the
school year 1962-63 is an excellent
opportunity for us to take inven
tory and put forth an effort to im
prove ourselves. As we strive to
improve, it would be wise for us
to keep in mind the thought con
veyed by Earl Douglas in his arti
cle, “Tomorrow, Tomorrow and
Tomorrow”:
“Do you ever say to yourself,
‘Someday I’m going to be a better
person than I am today?’ Well, I
have bad news for you. You are
never going to be a better person—
never as long as you continue to
say ‘someday.’ You may succeed in
fooling yourself with this kind of
promise, but you will not succeed
in fooling very many other people.
“Improvement never really be
gins someday or tomorrow, because
tomorrow never comes. It makes
no difference whether you plan to
begin tomorrow or ten years from
tomorrow. . . The only kind of im
provement that really takes place
begins today.
“Real self-improvement begins
with an honest appraisal of what
you are now, and a frank compar
ison of that present state with what
you want to be. The difference may
be enormous. No matter how much
or how little improvement you
think you need, it certainly cannot
be made altogether today in
one swift act. It may be a long pro
cess, requiring many steps. Per
haps you will never finish taking
the last steps.”
But one thing is certain: You
Will never get anywhere if you do
not take the first step. And the
first step must be taken today.
It Is Dangerous
To Go To . . .
It is dangerous to go to sleep in
classes. At least it is in one Mid-
Western college.
While giving an important lec
ture one day, an Iowa State in
structor whipped out a pistol and
fired at a dozing student who im
mediately rolled into the aisle.
Two of the professor’s friends
carried the body from the class
room as students looked on in hor
ror. The unperturbed professor re
loaded his cap pistol and continued
his lecture.
Prearranged, maybe. But effec
tive.
Sociology Students
Conduct Polls
Some interesting results were
gleaned from polls conducted by
Cornelius Squalls, ’64, and Francis
Boone, ’65, students enrolled in
Sociology 201 during the first se
mester.
Cornelius Squalls polled a sam
ple of students drawn from the
college population concerning their
opinions toward the possible effect
of a two-party system in the South.
Among others, he found that 80
per cent of his respondents felt that
there would be a definite accelera
tion in the area of civil rights for
minorities on the state level, espec
ially the Negroes, because of the
bargaining positions these groups
would acquire.
Opinions regarding the position
taken by the United States during
the Cuban crisis were elicited by
Francis Boone. Of those polled,
81 per cent indicated that they
would have approved, had the
United States decided to invade
Cuba, whereas 19 per cent stated
that they would not have approved
an invasion of Cuba by the United
States.
Cornelius Squalls
Francis Boone
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SUMMER SESSION
1963
Nine Weeks
June 10-August 9
JESSE WILLIAMS
President, Student Government
The Student As
The Foundation
The student is the foundation of
the college. The type of students
present at an institution will, first
of all, have much to do with the
success of the institution. His char
acter, whether good or bad, wU]
form the vast impressions of the
institution. His academic excel
lence, failure, or mediocrity, will
affect the rating of the institution
on the local, state, and national
levels. His contributions to society
after graduation, whether, great,
small, or none, will affect the pres
tige of the institution accordingly.
His participation in activities of
the college community will tend to
produce better understanding with
in the community, create an air of
cooperation, and stimulate others
to wider participation in college
activities and to desire affiliation
with the institution. Lastly, his par
ticipation in the Student Govern
ment and its activities promotes
in him the idea of a democratic
society, affords him the develop
ment of his capacities for leader
ship, and fosters cooperation and
preparation for self - government
and self-discipline.
Although all of the above qualifi
cations are important in a good
solid foundation for the college,
the student’s participation in Stu
dent Government is probably one
of the most important blocks on
which to build. It holds this high
position for a number of reasons.
The first of these is the fact that
it is the student’s most impressive
and forceful media of expression.
Through this media of student gov
ernment ,the worthwhile ideas and
suggestions of the students can be
analyzed, presented to the student
body and possibly made a part of
the functions of the college com
munity.
Student participation in student
policy making is the second reason
the Student Government holds such
an important position in the foun
dation of the college. Although the
Executive officers of the Student
Government are elected, the Jud
iciary and Legislative Branches of
the government offer a wide range
of participation.
Lastly, the Student Government
through its varied activities pro
vides for the development of stu
dents in their various capacities.
In other words, it will help pre
pare the student for his later life
as a member of the community
and society in which he will find
himself. Though this reason may
seem a bit intangible, it may be
seen by careful thought and anal
ysis.
Through the years, there has
been a lack of student interest in
participation in Student Govern
ment activities. This apathetic con
dition has been national in scope
and on all levels of student govern
ment. In our institution we are
inclined to believe that it is a re
sult of student ignorance of the
purpose and functions of student
government, lack of the knowledge
of the rights afforded them by the
Student Government Constitution,
and lack of the knowledge of the
benefits to be gained in this type
organization.
However, improvements are now
being seen all over this country
and on all levels as well as here at
Fayetteville State Teachers Col
lege. As we will be the ones re
sponsible for the impressions and
name given to our institution, we
should become more aware of our
important position. This means
taking an active part in Student
Government as well as the other
profitable aspects of college life.
If we, the students, do this, we not
only build a stronger foundation for
our Student Government and insti
tution, but also build a ladder of
progress that will be seen the world
over.
Pot-Pourri
(CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1)
the questions and answers on fa
mous lovers compelled me to at
tend. For instance the first ques
tion:
Who was the handsome virile
lover who courted a famous invalid
(six years his senior), defied her
tyrannical father and married the
girl, carried her from her sickroom
off to Italy, and loved her until she
died?
Of course from literature one re
calls the romance between Eliza
beth Barrett and Robert Browning.
Both of these lovers wrote beauti
ful poetry and lived beautiful lives.
English poetry is the richer be
cause these two were able to ex
press their emotions in words that
touch the heart.
Another question on great lovers
was:
Who were the tragic lovers who
gave each other up to enter mon
asteries, after which they exchang
ed love letters that are models of
tender passion, and when they died
were buried in the same tomb?
Here we have love between a
great philosopher, Abelard and one
of the great women of the Middle
Ages, Heloise. In this case one pon
ders the suggestion made in the
introduction as regards common
sense going straight into the ash-
can, even though this was love be
tween one who confessed an in
terest in wisdom and one who ac
corded attributes of greatness.
Such a quiz serves to sharpen
one’s wits in history and biography.
While I was browsing over the
old magazines my attention turned
to a dissertation on flirting by Beth
Day. The account caused me to re
call the attempt at flirting that I
had noticed in church not so long
ago of a Sunday morning. That
was the flirting of a young girl,
but Beth Day had technique and
experience. Young girls should
spend their days and nights to a
study of this dissertation from one
who knows how.
The old magazines offer not only
information on romantic affairs of
the heart but also there was an in
teresting section on clergymen who
speak from the heart. There were
nine clergymen listed and each
spoke or, should I say, each wrote
on the topic: If I Could Preach to
the President, This is What I’d
Say. I shall not comment here on
the sermon of all nine. This, how
ever, is not because they lacked
ability to stir my interest, for they
did. My remarks will be directed
only on the report of the Reverend
Doctor Martin Luther King, Jr.
Dr. King confessed he has been
charged with having only one
theme for his sermons — Rights
and Justice. He said, however, that
if we were allowed to preach to the
President of the United States, he
would admonish the President to
lead us toward the path of peace.
For what does it profit a nation
to achieve the whole world of
means — airplanes, subways, auto
mobiles, and color T.V. — and lose
the end, its soul?
In my solitude I found much fun
in the old magazines. The pot
pourri was a means of spending
spare time worthily, I think. There
was entertainment and humor in
the accounts read. As I think of the
titles of the pieces read they im
press me as varied and interesting.
Among the items were:
1. The Better Way: A Plan for
Simple and Inexpensive Fun
erals
2. How To Shop For China
3. How To Encourage Creativity
In Children
4. Can Snoring Be Cured?
5. Booklets Worth Waiting For
6. Honey, Its Real Uses and
Value
7. Hay Fever Treatment That
Can Help
8. Saving Coins You Won’t Want
To Spend
9. The First - Aid Rules You
Should Never Forget
10. You Can Make Cut Flowers
Last Longer
11. If That Zipper Doesn’t Zip
12. You and Your Money
My pot-pourri was concluded by
reading a hair-raising account of
a rattlesnake hunt in Okeene,
Oklahoma. Indeed I was in on the
sale of the frozen snake steaks at
$2.50 a pound.
Look And Learn
GEORGE WASraNGTON
1. Where was Washington born?
2. Where was he educated?
3. What was his first important
occupation?
4 What year was he certified for
this occupation?
5. When was Washington married
and to whom?
6. What was Washington commis
sioned by the lieutenant gov
ernor of Virginia, Robert Din
widdle, to do?
7. When was Washington appoint
ed lieutenant colonel of the
military establishment of Vir
ginia?
8. When was he chosen command
er in chief of the Continental
Army and by whom?
9. When and where did he resign
his commisison to the United
States and retire to private
life?
10. When did he return to public
duty?
11. When and where did he take
the oath of office as the first
President of the United States?
ANSWERS
1. Bridges Creek, Westmoreland
County, Virginia.
2. P a r 11 y at a neighborhood
school, and by his older half
brother.
3. Surveyor
4. 1748.
5. January 6, J.759.
6. To warn the French against
trespassing on territory claim
ed by Virginia.
7. Spring of 1754.
8. June 15, 1775, by the second
Continental Congress.
9. December 23, 1783, at An
napolis.
10. 1787.
11. New York City, on April 30,
1789.
Submitted by
Betty Lou McKethan
Tercentenary
During the month of March,
North Carolinians will commemo
rate the 300th anniversary of the
granting of the Carolina Charter
by King Charles II of Great Brit
ain.
This South Atlantic state was
partially explored by Raleigh’s ex
pedition in 1584.
Corn, cotton, tobacco, wheat,
sweet potatoes and oats are ex
tensively produced. Lumbering and
furniture-manufacturing are im
portant.
The legal abbreviation is N. C.
The nicknames include “Old North
State,” “Turpentine State,” and
“Tar Heel State.” The capital city
is Raleigh; the flower, goldenrod;
and the motto, “Esse quam viceri”
(To be, rather than to seem).
There has been some question as
to iwhether the Carlolinas were
named for Charles IX of France
by Jean Ribault in 1562 or whether
they were named in honor of
King Charles I of England. The
first settlement is thought to have
been made on Albermarle Sound
in 1653.
A special postage stamp com
memorating this anniversary of
the granting of the Charter by
King Charles II of Great Britain
to eight Lords Proprietors wiU be
issued by the Post Office Depart
ment.
The stamp will be one of only
nine commemorative stamps chos
en for issuance in 1963.
Governor Sanford, commenting
on the stamp, said, “. . .This sig
nificant beginning point in the his
tory of America is worthy of such
attention, and I am grateful to
Senator B. Everett Jordan, Dr.
Frank P. Graham, General John
D. F. Phillips and others who
worked to get the Department to
recognize the importance of this
anniversary.
“I hope the people of North Car
olina will joia fully in our Tercen
tenary Celebration. Too often in
the past we have failed as a people
to pay proper attention to the im
portant part North Carolina played
in the founding of democracy in
this new nation. . . .”
Fayetteville State Teachers Col
lege joins with the others of the
state of North Carolina in this
Tercentenary Celebration. See your
VOICE Calendar for specific dates.
    

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