North Carolina Newspapers

    The V
Rash of Activity Provides Fun
Vol. 20 No. 2
Fayetteville, N. C.
College In Building Boom
Students Show Bursts of Spirit
Facts Are Mostly Figures
Who's At FSC?
The enrollment at Fayetteville
State College this year is less than
it was the previous year; however,
we are hoping to have a more suc
cessful year than we had last year.
With the 1,142 students enroll
ed at FSC ,we hope to accomplish
as much academically as any oth
er school in the United States.
Fayetteville State College is
very happy to have 501 females
living on the campus. There are
296 males living in the new dormi
tory for men, while the remaining
45 males live in Williams Hall.
Fayetteville State is also proud
of its 355 off-campus students.
These consist of females and
males who form a very active DAY
The student body consists of
362 new freshmen, 248 other fresh
men, 211 sophomores, 137 juniors,
163 seniors, 13 advanced secretar
ial science students, and 8 special
and unclassified students, (trans
Fayetteville State College is al
ways happy to welcome the out-of-
state student. It is honored to
have 167 out-of-state students; 65
females and 102 males. The re
maining 975 students are North
Carolinians, of which 662 are fe
males and 313 are males.
Shirley Sturdifen
Directs Play
Shirley Sturdifen, a senior here
at Fayetteville State College, is
directing this year’s freshman play
entitled Judgement Morning, a one
act play by Robert Brome.
The action of the play takes
place in a rural community out
side a small town in the Midwest.
Maggie Wallace, the elder sister
played by Ella Kimble, has inherit
ed the estate of her deceased fa
ther in its entirety. Bessie, the
younger sister, played by Shirley
Dendy, devises a plan by which
she and her brother Claude, play
ed by George Hall, will regain
their rightful inheritance from
The directress. Miss Shirley
Sturdifen, is an Elementary Edu
cation major with a cencentration
in English. Her previous dramatic
experiences and accomplishments
are enough to make her an excel
lent choice to direct this year’s
freshman production.
She was named the Best Sup
porting Actress in her district’s
drama association in 1962, as a
contestant from Darden High
School, Wilson, North Carolina, for
her performance in The Refuge. In
her freshman year here at Fayette
ville State, she participated in the
freshman production. Concert in
the Park and the Fall production,
Pearly Victorious.
In her sophomore and junior
years, she performed in The Rats
and Laura respectively. She was
named Best Actress of 1966 by
the National Association of Dra
matics and Speech Arts for her
performance in The Mind of a Kil
ler, at the Dramatics Convention
of Southern Colleges and Univer
sities in Grambling, Louisiana.
Miss Sturdifen has also made
her mark as a short story writer.
In May of 1966, she placed second
in the National Library Literary
Contest with a dramatic short
story. Helpless.
The Last Judgement promises to
be a humorous and moving play.
Under the direction of so cap
able a young woman as Miss Stur
difen, it should be an occasion to
be remembered.
Fayetteville State College is now
undergoing a “building boom”. As
we look around the campus, we see
two new dormitories, one for
women and one for men, and a
beautiful fine arts building. A
new library is also in the process
of construction.
The “building boom” has
brought about a boost in the mor
ale of the students, and it has in
duced a greater sense of school
spirit in them. The students take
pride in the new buildings and
they desire to keep them beauti
These new dormitories - men
and women - create an atmosphere
of which any student would like to
be a part. Each building consists
of three stories and accommodates
all four classifications, freshmen,
sophomores, juniors, and seniors.
Both dormitories are modernly
designed, spacious and offer many
up-to-date conveniences. The girls’
dormitory will comfortably accom
modates 200 ladies and the boys’
dormitory accommodates 250 men.
Only two people occupy a room.
Each room is beautifully furnished
with built-in beds, desks and clos
ets. The reception rooms in both
buildings catch the eye through
their classic beauty and elegance.
The modern furniture is accom
panied by large lamps and beauti
ful flowers.
The fine arts building is another
new addition to Fayetteville
State’s campus. It is equipped with
a lecture room that has a seating
capacity of approximately 126 peo
ple. It also provides a lounge for
students. Many classes and varied
activities are carried on in the
fine arts building.
Appropriations have also been
asked for to build a new girl’s
gymnasium with a swimming pool,
and a student union building. In
the “building boom,” consideration
has also been given to another
science building and an adminis
tration building.
The interiors of the new build
ings have not been completely
furnished, nor has the grass
grown around them, but when
these things are completed, I am
sure there won’t be a lovelier cam
pus than Fayetteville State’s. The
new fine arts building is seen be
low left. The new men’s dorm is
pictured below right.
Dr. Eldridge
Author Of Text
FSC students, reminiscent of the
days of Bronco Bower, rallied
around the flag pole, mixed spirit
with fire, and in general, set the
campus agio wwith shouts and
hails of support for their reju
venated football team at home
Though the fighting Blue and
White were eked out in a closely
contested affair, 22-14, by the Eli
zabeth City State Vikings, they
succumbed only after a magnifi
cent effort that could have left
either team the victor. The root
ing students were obviously proud
of their squad.
The other long awaited activi
ties, under the direction of Miss
Lauraetta Taylor of the Physical
and Health Education Department,
were enjoyed tremendously by the
student body.
The Coronation Ball was held
on October 27 and began the gay
festivities. It wa tshere that “Miss
Homecoming,” Miss Donna New
man ,was crowned. She was sur
rounded by a representative from
each class:
Carolyn Clark Miss Freshman
Addie Powell — _ Miss Sophomore
Patricia Jacobs Miss Junior
Ann Wilson Miss Senior
A highly ignited Bon Fire and
Pep Rally were held the follow
ing night on the athletic field. It
was the most lively in years.
A breakfast dance was held on
October 29 at 5:30 A.M. in the Col
lege Fieldhouse, followed by a
parade at 12:00, which featured
the following bands:
E. E. Smith High School, Dar-
Dr. Henry Eldridge, chairman of
the science department, was hon
ored recently by the release of his
book, Worktext for Basie General
This book is designed to aid the
student in the fundamental pro
cesses of arithmetic. It will help
the student gain speed and accur
acy while performing various oper
ations in arithmetic. The text will
also enable the student to “gain
more thorough and complete mas
tery of arithmetic and a greater
understanding of basic mathemati
cal ideas.
Worktext for Basie General
Mathematics was published by Mc-
Cutching Publishing Corporation den High School, Elizabeth City
of Berkely, California.
Dr. Eldridge’s other writing con
sists of the following articles pub
lished in various magazines:
“What Do They Learn?” “Difficul
ties of Students in College Mathe
matics,” “Experience and Success
in Mathematics,” “Performance in
College General Mathematics,” and
“No Reading — No Problem Solv
The likeable professor has an
A.B. and B.S. degree from Talla
dega College and Alabama State
College respectively. He holds an
A. M. degree from Columbia Uni
versity and received his doctorate
degree from the University of
Pittsburg. He has done extended
study at the University of Califor
nia, Ball State College, Bowdoin
College, Georgetown University,
Montclair State College and the
University of Maryland.
Dr. Eldridge has worked as a
teacher since 1950 and belongs to
Beta Kappa Chi, National Insti-
NOV. 1
Fayetteville State College will
soon play host to the reknown
Cleo Quitman’s Danse Generale.
Miss Quitman is the main feature.
She has won national and inter
national fame for herself and her
troupe, the height of her star
dom coming when she performed
during a two year tour of Europe.
Miss Quitman is a faculty mem
ber of the great June Taylor Dance
School from which Jackie Glea
son’s dancers are recruited. She
has appeared on the musical come
dy stage and on CBS Television in
various productions. Her perfor
mances have stirred many and in
the process, she has broken many
racial barriers.
This is the first time that Miss
Quitman has been in the Fayette
ville area. She brings a group of
I professional dancers, the likes of
which have not entertained on our
Her troupe will perform in the
Seabrook Auditorium on Tuesday,
November 1, at 8:00 in the even
ing. General admission $1.50, stu
dent admission $1.00. For further
information, contact Mrs. E. Smith,
1706 Murchison Road, 488-1267.
State College, Fayetteville State
College, the Boy and Girl Scouts,
Fort Bragg Honor Guard, Ann
Chesnutt Drill Team, and Booker
T. Washington High School.
During halftime, “Miss Home
coming” was honored. Dr. Walter
N. Ridley, President of Elizabeth
City State College, gave the wel
coming address and FSC’s own
President Rudolph Jones, made
Students were entertained by
the college band at a homecoming
dance in the Lilly Gymnasium at
eight o’clock in the evening. It
seemed by far, the most enthus
iastic gathering of students, teach
ers and alumni that the campus
has witnessed in some time.
We are certain, that behind this
kind of support, the Broncos will
take steady aim and make a good
account of themselves in the re
maining games.
tute of Science, Mathematical As
sociation of America, American
Association of University Profes
sors, National Education Associa
tion and the North Carolina Teach
ers Association.
Our thanks to Dr. Eldridge for
his noteworthy contributions to
the field of mathematics.

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