Mary C. Perry
Annie L. McCullough
NEWS EDITOR . .
Asst. Photography Editor
Rowena Peterson Laura Gilmore Maxine Dickens
In Case You Missed These
Editor’s Note: These are items about FSC from the Fayetteville Obser
ver that you should know.
Quality Not Quantity
Fayetteville State College has followed suit in the policy of other
state-supported institutions of higher education and raised its ad
The result has been a decrease of some 100 in the number of
freshmen enrolled in the college this fall. Ability of an applicant to
pass entrance requirements in any college depends largely on the
quality of education he has received in the high school he attended.
Since Fayetteville State College is predominately a Negro college,
it follows that its higher admission standards are a challenge to the
predominately Negro high schools of the State to elevate the quality
of their teaching.
This in turn is a challenge to the State of North Carolina itself
to spend more money to improve the quality of the teaching in what,
despite so called integration, still remain predominately Negro high
schools. The effort should be greatest where the need is greatest.
When a poorly prepared high school graduate is accepted in a
college concerned chiefly with the output of teachers, and when he is
carried through to graduation despite a poor showing, it stands to
reason he or she is not going to make a good public school teacher
and the unfortunate cycle becomes self-perpetuating .Possibly the new
standards demanded at Fayetteville State will help break this cycle.
We certainly hope so.
Obviously this school has made a clear choice in the midst of the
dilemma which many small colleges face: Whether to accommodate
more students by yesterday’s academic standards, or fewer by raising
We have not arrived at the day when college doors can be closed
on those who earnestly seek higher education. But we have surely
passed the time when established institutions can ignore the need for
higher quality. Numerous new avenues to education are being opened
to all who will come; new schools and colleges are being provided
and governmental inducements and prods are being administered to
attract even the reluctant to them.
Established institutions such as Fayetteville State College have a
higher role to serve. It is good to see the example of this college
moving to serve it.
Dr. Rudolph Jones, president of Fayetteville State College, has
asked for a 25 per cent salary increase for his teaching staff. He ap
peared with other heads of state agencies in September before the
State Advisory Budget Commission to make pleas for appropriation
increases for the next biennium.
He asked for a total increase of $544,392 in his “B” budget re
quest, $313,676 of which would be used for salary hikes. The remain
ing $230,716 would be used to hire additional faculty and staff mem
bers, buy a new bus, set up an office of institutional research and
pay for new books for the library.
“The large differential between salaries in state supported col
leges in North Carolina is a distinct disadvantage which cannot be
overcome unless we get a larger percentage increase than the more
favored institutions,” Dr. Jones said. “It is a fact that we have been
expected over the years to do more with less than some other in
stitutions,” he told the Advisory Budget Commission. “Now we need
a little catch-up money and we need it badly.”
By ELOISE SHERROD
Man and life are both immortal. To be a friend, to be an enemy,
What’s Life to man when
To be myself, to fish among a
School of whales, to know myself
Inseparable to all those we know? Rather than to be known.
I am without a mind of my own, I am like a desert island. I sit,
I am a scum in a lily pond;
I have no mind of my own, I sit,
I hear but yet I do not perceive.
I stare, I look, I wonder and
Yet I am never more happy than to
Help and love and to be alone.
I know but I cannot be known, I know no way to fight against life,
I am hopeless but I can’t reach out It is a battle that cannot be won
What's With The New School Law?
I don’t proclaim to be a great
philosopher; I only speak freely
on ideas that approach my mind.
I do consider the worth of my
ideas, however, before submitting
them to the public. Any time one
has an opinion, he will find that,
as a rule, it will most assuredly
be challenged by an adversary.
What is with the school’s new
law? I remember distinctly that
the new law states that if a stu
dent should be found guilty of
having been absent from a class
more than three times without a
legitimate excuse, that he would
be asked to withdraw from the
college. Are you for it or against
I will admit that at first I was
against it. I have a different view
point concerning the law now. I
think it’s a good thing. I’m sure
that the majority of the students
at Fayetteville State remember the
protest that was staged by us here
last school term, concerning the
rights of students. We asked to
be treated as adults and not as
children, among various other
grievances. Most of these rights
were granted us, thanks to Dr.
Jones, the members of the staff,
our former student body president,
Mr. Langford, and some others for
whom I have not the space to men
We wanted the right to be ab
sent from class without it having
to affect our grades. This right
was bestowed upon us and it was
also abused by us. We were given
an ordinary adulthood responsibili
ty, but some of us responded to it
as though we were children. Some
of us went to class only when we
felt like it. In some classes, where
normally there should have been
at least thirty students, only about
twenty students were present on
a given day, and sometimes, may
be less than that number! Yes, we
abused that privilege and now we
must suffer the consequence.
Were you guilty? Perhaps you
were; perhaps you were not. At
any rate, we must all pay for the
guilt of others.
In the long run, those of you
who are against the new law will
discover that it was done in your
best interest. Why do our parents
scuffle hard to get enough money
to send us to school? Do they do
it in order for us to waste our
time and money, or are they doing
it just to have something to do?
For those of you who are sending
yourselves through school, you
may ask yourselves the same ques
tions. I’m sure that for most of
you, your answers will be nega
tive to the above questions. If
so, you shouldn’t mind the new
law because you will make sui-e
that your parents* money or your
money is spent wisely and not
You will be, or should be will
ing to go to class every class day.
Some of you may be saying that
some classes just aren’t interest
ing and that the teacher puts you
to sleep. Here is my advice to you.
You make the class interesting
and wake the class up from its
sleep. How? Of course, there is
no other way to do this than by
studying. If you study for your
classes, you will be able to contri
bute something to them. You alone
can save the class from falling in
to dreamland. YOU alone can
make the class lively and interest
In doing this, going to class will
be so great a pleasure that you
wouldn’t want to miss it for the
world. If you are not willing to do
this, then I’m sorry to say it, but
I don’t think your interest lies in
getting a good college education;
you might as well withdraw from
the college on YOUR own.
As I have stated earlier, these
are my ideas and I’ve chosen to
speak freely upon the matter. If
your thoughts differ from mine,
you have my permission to chal
SKETCH PAD doffs its cap to Head Coach Hubie Doub for the
obviously good job he has done with his ball club on funda
mentals and the resulting new look which is a boon to Fay
etteville State College.
Because I cannot hear, J)ut what
Is worse than not to be heard?
I implore you, I have a talent,
A desire to know, to search.
To seek, to try to be a worker
Without a name — to stand and
For only I and I alone can be
My master and yet my guide.
I want to be not to exist.
I want to live without the livery
I want to know without being
Symbolize and still hold my own. I just want to talk with life.
NEW G.l. BILL
The nation’s 1,200 university and
college newspapers, magazines and
other publications have been ask
ed to join the Veterans Adminis
tration in an all-out saturation
campaign to acquaint every veter-
an-student with all details of the
new GI Bill payment procedures
of the education program.
The VA cautions that the veter
an going to school should be pre
pared to pay his expenses for at
least two months.
The law requires that monthly
certificates of attendance signed
by veterans be sent to the VA at
testing the veteran has attended
classes. Necessarily these certifi
cates can be sent only after a
month’s schooling is completed.
On the 20th of the following
month, VA mails the payment
checks .Proper and prompt send
ing of these certificates will eli
Monthly Payments Available
to Veterans 2 or
Type No 1 more
Program Dpds. Dpds. Dpds.
Full Time $100 $125 $150
Half Time 50 65 75
3 Quarter Time 75 95 115
Less Than Half Time: Payments
computed at the rate of the estab
lished charges for tuition and fees
or at the rate of $100 per month
for a full-time course whichever
is the lesser.
While on Active Duty: same as
for less than half time.
Full-time training courses are
14 semester hours, or the equiva
Three-quarter time equals 10 to
Half-time is 7 to 9 semester
When the course is of less than
a regular semester, such as sum
mer school, the 14-hour standard
is used or the equivalent in class
plus laboratory, field work, re
search or other types of prescrib
Outside work is not the interest
of VA. Money or wages from such
outside employment is entirely the
In order to keep abreast of the
many new devices that are at one’s
disposal, one must constantly
adapt new ways of doing things.
This seems to be the attitude of
some of the administrators of Fay
etteville State College. Registra
tion lost some of the headache,
tension, and other frustrations,
that it previously had. This semes
ter marks the beginning of a sys
tem that will prove very applica
ble to our registration. No one
stood in line for an hour only to
be told that his section of a certain
course was closed. The student
body is well pleased with efforts
that were made to make registra
tion run smoothly. Everyone seem
ed to be concerned with the gen
eral welfare of all.
To our amazement but approval,
the systems of buying books has
The staff of The Voice would
like to provide a maximum num
ber of editions for students and
faculty this school year. We can
not hope to do this without your
full support. Much activity goes
on all the time. What may seem
of little importance to you at
times, may make interesting copy
for our readers because they are
interested in everything that con
Any information or activity,
whether straight news, features,
human interest, sports or editor
ial, will be most welcomed from
anyone within the college family.
There will of course be newswor
thy items of which we are aware
and we will seek you out for de
tails. It is here especially that we
greatly appreciate your coopera
tion. We will call you before hand
for a hearing at your convenience,
ready with pertinent questions so
as to save you time.
The theme of this edition is
“The Building Boom.” It may well
be that our staff members, groom
ing themselves in the art of news
gathering, news writing and photo
graphy, may quite soon become
real life reporters, feature writers,
photographers and editorial
writers. You play a big part in this
possibility with your concern and
changed. This change has elimi
nated some of the long hours spent
standing in line. It has also elim
inated the embarrassment of not
having enough money because you
know in advance the price of
books; however, if all the books
would come on time, the situation
would prove even more success
ful. This probably is beyond the
control of our college.
Changes have been made in the
curriculum also. Several courses
have been deleted; others com
bined, and in some cases, newer
ones added. We will not evaluate
this change, though. There is al
ways the change in textbooks and
this is very logical. Changes are
being made in the practical view
of life and the textbooks must be
With the many changes that are
being made on our campus, we
might find that we no longer have
to stand in line in order to pay
our bills. Who can predict?