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PRICE 10c JANUARY, 1949 

Beach-Cuyler Day Overwhelming 

Highlights of Beach-Cuyler At Georgia State College 

Reading (L.-R.) Clifford Hardwick .III keynoting the Beach-Cuyler day program with a welcome address. William Brown, pros- 
pective graduate of Beach extending the appreciation, of Principal a nd Faculty of Cuyler to President and Faculty of Georgia State Col- 
lege. Mr. Peter Smalls sponsor of the Senior classAMiss A. C. Adams, Coordinator of Student Personnel at G.S.C., Mr, Henry Hatchett, 
Acting Chairman of G.S.C.'s Music Department. Miss Evelyn Grant, Ivory tickling sensation and charming junior at Beach as she 
appeared before our photographer in a Piano Concert in Meldrim Hall. 

Bottom row — The graduating Class of Beach-Cuyler in its entirity. A few of Beach students observing our Auto mechanic department. 

College Observes 
Emphasis Week 

By Joseph B. Bowman 

It was recently announced by 
Rev. Armstrong, Sr., College Min- 
ister, that during the week of 
January 24-30, the College will 
observe "Religious Emphasis 

The main speaker for the oc- 
casion will be the Rev. Homer C. 
McEwen, pastor of First Congre- 
gational Church, Atlanta, Georgia. 
Rev. McEwen will speak at the 
regular chapel services on Tuesday, 
Wednesday, and Thursday. He will 
be available for conferences daily 
at 2:00 P.M. and in charge of 
the Sunday School and Vesper 
services on Sunday, January 30. 

There will be two forums during 
the week, on Tuesday at 3:30 P.M., 
and on Thursday, at 3:30 P.M. 

The theme of Tuesday's forum 
will be: "Christ And The Rise 
Of Man." The participating min- 
isters are: Father G. H. Caution, 
St. Matthews Episcopal Church, 
Rev. Patterson and Rev. E. W. 
Seckinger. Other local ministers 
Continued on page 2 

Greek Letter 

The Georgia State College faculty 
in a recent meeting voted the ap- 
proval of the establishment of 
Greek-letter organizations on the 
campus. This was announced by 
President James A. Colston at a 
special assembly, Monday, De- 
cember 5. 

He also disclosed that the Coun- 
cil of Administrators had appoint- 
ed a Board of Governors to inter- 
pret to the proposed organizations 
the policies of the administration 
in regard to student organizations. 

Only those Greek-letter organi- 
zations recognized by the Pan- 
Hellenic council may be establish- 
ed on the campu3. These include 
Sigma Gamma Rho, Delta Sigma 
Theta, Zeta Phi Beta, Alpha Kap- 
pa Alpha, Kappa Alpha Psi, Ome- 
ga Psi Phi, Phi Beta Sigma and 
Alpha Phi Alpha. 

Dates for pledging charter 
members have been set for the last 
two weeks in February. Freshmen 
may be pledgid during the last 
week in April. Also the period of 
initiation of charter members will 
be the last week in April. 

Ga. State College 
Chapter NAACP 


-Do you know that on our cam- 
pus we have a chapter of that Na- 
tional organization known as the 
National Associationn for the Ad- 
vancement of Colored People? 

Well, consider for a while . . . 
we do have a chapter and it is 
growing as the college grows. But, 
we need your support. 

One of the most important aims 
is to increase the membership of 
this organization. Each member is 
in himself a membership commit- 
tee, and the larger our member- 
ship, the more useful we can be 
to the entire student body of Geor- 
gia State College. 

The Georgia State College chap- 
ter is now in tae procees of elect- 
ing officers for the 1949 year. 
Shortly after the election of the 
executive committee chairmen is 
completed, the chapter will have 
its installation of new officers. 
Presiding at this occasion will be 
Rev. Ernest W. Armstrong, col- 
lege' minister. 

Are you an N. A. A. C* P. mem- 

N. A. A. C. P. NOW!!!" 

4 Louges Opened 
At College 

Four lounges were recently 
opened at Georgia State College. 
They include a student lounge 
(co-ed), women's recreation room 
and men's recreation room and 
faculty recreation room. The fac- 
ulty recreation room and the wo : 
men's recreation room are located 
on the ground floor of Parson's 
Hall. The student lounge and 
men's recreation room are located 
in the College Inn. 

The lounges are furnished with 
modern furniture and facilities. 
The faculty lounge is furnished 
with 2 couches, five easy chairs, 
two end tables, two coffee tables 
and four floor lamps. The wom- 
en's lounge is provided with two 
couches, five easy chairs, twelve 
straight chairs, three card tables, 
two end tables and four floor 
lamps. The student lounge is 
equipped with two couches, six 
easy chairs, three floor lamps and 
five straight chairs. The men's 
lounge is furnished with one 
couch, two card tables and eight 
straight chairs. The lounges are 
provided for adequate means of 
relaxation. Two ping-pong tables 
are being provided for the men's 
recreation room. 

Students See 
Many Department 
At Work 

Observes Beauty of 

By Mcrvin P. Jackson 

Beach-Cuyler Day was spent on 
the beautiful Georgia State Camp- 
us and in the various buildings on 
January 11, 1949. 

Georgia State students and visit- 
ors filled Meldrim Auditorium to 
capacity to witness the most un- 
forgettable program, put over by 
students and graduate students of 
Beach-Cuyler High School. 

To get the day's activities under- 
way, the Beach-Cuyler students 
assembled in the Meldrim Audi- 
torium at 11:00 A.M., to hear 
various division heads explain, 
"Hfcw Georgia State College Op- 
erates." Speaking in order were: 
Mr. T. C. Meyers, Registration, 
Dean of Faculty, W. K. Payne, 
Curriculum, Mr. P. D. Davis, Jr., 
Comptroller and Miss Charity E. 
Adams, Personnel, 

Tlie second part of the day's 
program was presented in Mel- 
drim Auditorium at 12:00 Noon, 
where thp many Pbleciing vuiccs 
of Bcaeii-Cuyler':; heavy rho'v wa.^ 
heard, .accompanied at the piano 
by Mr, Peter Smalls, Sei 'or High 
Music Director at Beach; Devo- 
tions by Keikf. E. W. Armstrong, 
Sr., the College Minister; Mr. Clif- 
ford Hardwick III, Business Man- 
ager of The Tiger's Roar and an 
outstanding member of the Stu- 
dent Council gave out with a very 
hearty welcome to the graduating 
class of Beach-Cuyler. He de- 
scribed fully, the beautiful camp- 
us here at Georgia State; then 
came response by Mr. Herman 
Blyer, one of the honor graduates 
students of Beach. 

The program reached its highest 
lights when Little Miss Evelyn 
Grant, a Junior at Beach, walked 
to the piano and played her con- 
cert numbers which included: 
Sonata Pathatique, Clair De Lune, 
and Fantasia Impromptu, all of 
which were extra good. 

Appreciation for her wonderful 
performance was shown her by 
the many applause, and the un- 
divided attention from her entire 
audience. Then came President 
James A. Colston, greeting, and 
welcoming the Beach Graduating 
Class to Georgia State College 
and its activities. He congratulated 
Beach-Cuyler on having played a 
very important part in Georgia 
State College for many years, and 
their continuing to do so, with 
special regards to the many ex- 
cellent students hailing from 
Beach. The President concluded 
by saying "For that reason and 
many others, I extend a most 
cordial welcome to the graduating 
class." Mr. Prince Jackson, Presi- 
dent of the College Student Coun- 
cil presided, and acted as chair- 
man of both programs. 

At 12:40 P.M., lunch was en- 
joyed by all the Beach students 
in Adams Hall; at 1:30, they made 
a special tour over the campus; 
Continued on page 2 



JANUARY, 1949 



Paul L. Howard Editor-in-Chief 

Rayfield Oliver Managing Editor 

Walter J. Leonard Make-up Editor 

William Brown , City Editor 

Juanita ' Simmons Society Editor 

Charles Cole Sports Editor 

Daisy B. Porter Feature Editor 

Inez Singleton Exchange Editor 


Clifford E. Hardwick Business Manager 

Lonzy Powell Circulation Manager 

Melvin Jackson Advertising Manager 

Mamie Pleasant Bookkeeper 

Thomasea Scott Clerk 

Mary Hamilton Typist 

Elaine V. Williams Typist 


Gloria Sheffield .' Assistant, Sport 

Virginia Baker Assistant, Society 


Blanchard William Composing Foreman 

Irean I. Horton Composer 


Hosea J. Lofton..../.... _ Staff Reporter 

Madeline J. Mcintosh Staff Reporter 

Dorothy Mclver Reporter 

Joseph B. Bowman a , Reporter 

William P. McLemore Reporter 

Evelyn Martin 1 .....Reporter 

Evelyn Maxey Reporter 

Sylvester Futch Reporter 


Hiriman McGee Editorial 

Melvin Jackson Editorial 

Lon2y Powell, Editorial 


Our World of Thoughts 


How big is your world? Are you 
cognizant of the fact that it is 
within our power to circumscribe 
the world in which we live. The 
distant from East to West is no 
bigger than our hearts, the sky 
no higher than our thoughts, and 
the soul, which is the brain's bud- 
ded wings in flight to an end be- 
yond its own, can soar to the in- 

Our world lies within the king- 
dom of our thoughts. Longfellow 
wrote that, 

"All are architects of Fate 
Working in these Walls of Time." 

The materials that we use in 
building our "fate" are our 
thoughts. There is a habit of mind 
that we call imagination. If it is 
trained to be a creative habit rath- 
er than idle day dreaming, it will 
be our best working tool. The im- 
agination will draw the blueprints 
to be used by the will in building 
the structures of our lives. 

Some lose the power of imagi- 
nation after .they pass the fairy- 
.tale stage, simply because they do 
not exercise it. They are people 
who stumble through life uncon- 
scious of that unique something 
in every person or thing, incap- 
able of original ideas and creative 
acts. If we develop the habit of 
imagination we never lose it- But 
we may lose the practice of using 
it which causes mental inertia. 

There is another habit of mind 
that goes far in determining what 
sort of country this world of our 
thoughts is to be. When the tools 
of thought grow dull, they may be 
sharpened on the grinding stone of 
memory. A day's work or the ex- 
periences of a week is more than 
broken framents of days and 
years, they are parts of that great- 

er whole we call life. So memory 
gives dignity and meaning to what 
might seem trivial and framentary. 
If the structure of our lives he- 
comes indebted to a chaotic mind, 
only memory can pay the mort- 

The brain is a hive where the 
bees of thought of perpetual hon- 
ey store. What are we picking 
up each moment and storing away 
in the coffers of our kingdom? 
There are new philosophies and 
theories that we hear in the talk of 
a day. Are we storing them up for 
that time when we will need them? 
There's a golden sunset veiling 
the clouds, are we folding that 
away for a rainy day? There is 
the field of reality in which to 
plant our dreams. There's the si- 
lent prayer that trees breathe, 
are we grasping it for the moment 
when we must still the cry of 

In the kingdom of our thoughts 
we must live all the days of our 
lives. We shall want to ask other 
people to visit our world. Will they 
be happy in it? Will they enjoy its 
climate and scenery? Or, will there 
be too many mountains of cynical 
and intolerant thoughts, desert 
places of useless ideas, swamp 
lands of stagnant emotions, and 
days and days of darkness when 
there is no sunshine of faith in 
human resources? Or, will there he 
broad meadow lands, sunny beau- 
en thoughts and sentiments flow- 
en thoughts an dsentiments flow- 
ing from out the years? 

To answer these questions we 
must remember that our world Is 
no wider than our hearts and no 
loftier than our thoughts. But East 
and West will pinch the heart 
that cj>n not keep them pushed 
apart, and if our minds are flat 
the sky will cave in on us by and 


College Students 
Hits Barber 

Aroused by the flagrant dis- 
crimination practiced by six local 
barber shops who have been re- 
fusing haircuts to Negroes, irate 
students at Pennsylvania State 
College have organized a boycott 
against the shops and are enlist- 
ing the assistance of student and 
civic groups in their battle against 
Jim Crow in this city. 

The boycott began with a mass 
demonstration organzied by the 
college chapter of the National 
Association for the Advancement 
of Colored People after the shops 
denied a haircut to Mitchel Wil- 
liams, a Negro track star from 
Philadelphia. Approximately 500 
students gathered at a protest 
rally on Dec. 10 to hear addresses 
by student leaders, faculty mem- 
bers, and Miss Marion O. Bond, 
NAACP field secretary, and to 
parade through the streets carry- 
ing placards " and chanting "Jim 
Crow must go." William Meek, 
president of NAACP Penn State 
chapter, indicated that more than 
150 students had signed up to 
picket the shops "to prove by an 
effective demonstration of public 
opinion that discrimination has no 
place in State College." 

The day's demonstration culmi- 
nated in the presentation of a 
fifteen- minute radio skit prepared 
by the NAACP chapter and pre- 
sented as a public service over 
local radio station WMAJ. Begin- 
ning with a brief dramatization of 
the beginning of the NAACP in 
1990 and an outline of the Asso- 
ciation's purposes, the program 
called attention to the discrimina- 
tion still existing in this commu- 
nity and appealed to citizens to 
support the student protest again- 
st this discrimination. 

In a letter to Rep. Homer S. 
Brown of the Pennsylvania State 
Legislature, Mrs. Ruby Hurley, 
NAACP youth secretary, pointed 
out that legal redress against this 
kind of discrimination is not pos- 
sible at the present time because 
barber shops are not specifically 
included within the provisions of 
the Pennsylvania Civil Rights 
Statute. Noting that a similar pat- 
tern in the city of Lewisburg has 
been reported by the NAACP col- 
lege chapter at Bucknell Univer- 
sity, Mrs. Hurley asserted that 
undemocratic practices on the part 
of barber shops are fairly wide- 
spread throughout the state of 
Pennsylvania, and requested that 
an amendment to make barber 
shops subject to the penal provis- 
ions of the law be introduced at 
the next session of the State Leg- 

Students are appealing to 
groups and individuals to address 
correspondence to legislators ask- 
rights statutes. Another mass 
ing amendment of the state's civil 
meeting is scheduled for January 



The Veterans Administration 
has begun to discontinue the train- 
ing of all veterans, regardless of 
status, who are reported to have 
been excessively absent from 
classes. You are again reminded 
that regular class attendance is 
one of the definite requirements 
by the VA which all veterans must 
adhere to. You are advised that 
any veteran whose training is in- 
terrupted because of excessive ab- 
sences will have to make a direct 
appeal to the Regional Office 
(Atlanta), and will also have to 
go through an Advisement and 
Guidance Center before there is a 

Open Letter To 

Dear Fellow Students, 

I feel that you should know the 
situation of your Student Council 
at Georgia State as it should be of 
vital concern to you. 

The situation of the council is 
the same as one would ordinarily 
expect it to be. We have the same 
problems in general as most Stu- 
dent Councils have and we are 
very worried about them as most 
Councils are. In our conference 
with Dr. Alonzo Meyers of N. Y. 
U, in December, we found that 
we are aiming at the more vital 
goals. Of course this was only 
one man's opinion, but he has 
done a lot of work with Councils 
such as ours. He said "a Student 
Council can do much for a student 
body but only through the full co- 
operation of that student body." 
Cooperation is the greatest ob- 
atacle to our Student Council. We 
lack unity as a whole and this 
great factor has been the weak 
point of our Council since it was 
organized. As a solution to this 
problem, I am asking you to be 
more tolerant with your fellow stu- 
dent and help him in every pos- 
sible way. I want you to attend 
every affair sponsored by your 
Council and cooperate with it in 
every possible way. If you have 
any complaints about your Coun- 
cil, or any suggestions as to how 
it should be operated, you may do 
so by mail, talking to the Council 
or at mass meetings of the Coun- 

The attendance at the past 
mass meetings have been very 
poor and we hope that the future 
ones will be better by far. It is at 
these meetings where each stu- 
dent can voice his opinion on any 
issue he considers of importance. 
Suggestion boxes will also be put 
in the more conspicuous places for 
the above mentioned privilege. 

Read your Council's bulletin 
board for future events. Keep up 
with your Council. Criticize them 
if you want to, but do it in a civ- 
ilized manner. 

Keep the Formal Dance in April 
fresh on your mind. Every student 
should attend. 

Hoping to see you at all future 
affairs sponsored by the Council, 

Yours Truly, 
Prince Jackson, Jr., 


Continued from page 1 
and at 2:30, the students enjoyed 
a get-together in the spacious Col- 
lege Inn, which is located on the 
campus. There, they met with some 
old friend3, and were acquainted 
with new ones. 

The members of the Student 
Council and the Collegiate Counsel- 
lors served as hosts and hostesses 
for the entire day. This was a 
day well spent. 

possibility of the VA letting the 
veteran resume training under 
the G.I. Educational Program. 

Why are you absent from 
classes so much ? If you have a 
legitimate excuse when you are 
absent, then secure an official ex- 
cuse from the Dean of Men's of- 
fice so that the absences can be 
scratched from your record and 
not reported to the Veterans Ad- 
ministration. Poor attendance de- 
notes a lack of interest in your ob- 
jective and will came the VA to 
believe that taxpayers money is 
being wasted. Therefore, it is very 
significant that you exercise ev- 
ery possible caution and attend 
your classes regularly. 

Food for the Needy 

This is what Rev. Earnest W. Arm- 
strong and his Religious Life Com- 
mittee must have had in mind 
when they appointed a special 
Christmas Committee. This, com- 
mittee made a survey of the needy 
people of Thunderbolt community. 
A Christmas basket was prepared 
and distributed to those people 
who were unable to provide the 
proper things for the great holi- 
day of the year. This service of 
mercy was sponsored by the Re- 
ligious Life Committee. An ap- 
peal for funds to support this pro- 
gram was made in a pre-holiday 
assembly by Mr. Charles Hall, 
junior, and a member of the spe- 
cial committee. 

"Biology in Everybody 

"Biology in Everyday Life" was 
the theme of a panel discussion 
sponsored by the biology depart- 
ment, under the direction of Dr. 
B. T. Griffith, December 7, 1948. 

Mr. Charles Davis introduced 
the speakers, and their topics of 
discussion was as follows: Jean 
Williams, "Playing to Be Happy"; 
Mr. George Harris, "Singing in 
the World"; Mr. Marvin Bird, 
"No Chairs in the Parlor"; and 
Mr. William V. Webb, "Rubbing 
the Pain Away". 

The panel discussion gave the 
Freshman students a clear under- 
stading of each problem treated. 
The speakers are majors in biolo- 

Army Representatives In 
College Assembly 

Representatives from the Army 
Recruiting service were presented 
at regular college assembly. The 
army officers. 2nd. Lt, O'Lough- 
lin emphasized qualifications for 
women enlistments in the Army 
Air Forces and Master Sergeant 
Alkasen spoke on qualifications 
for becoming an Army cadet. 

During the program Dean Payne 
made a brief,, talk on classroom 
work and the, schedule for this 
quarter. President Colston com- 
mented on the officers' speech by 
saying, "I believe that the best 
trained people should head our de- 
fense program.' His New Year's 
resolution to the student body was, 
"Begin to solve the present prob- 
lems now." 

Miss Charity E. Adams, Student 
personnel director, was in charge. 

Religious Emphasis 

Continued from page 1 
will he guests of the dormitory 
students during the week. 

The theme of Thursday's forum 
will be :"World Peace." Partici- 
pating ministers are: Rev. H. W. 
Murph, pastor, St. Philip A. M. E. 
Church, Father McCarthar and 
Rabbi Starreles. 

The purpose of the Religious 
Emphasis Week is to stimulate the 
students at Georgia State College 
in religious life. 

On Monday evening, January 
24, in the dining hall there will 
be a dinner for all of the Religious 
Week Leaders and the participants. 

All student organizations on the 
campus will be represented during 
the observation of Religious Em- 
phasis Week. 

The student organizations in- 

The Book Club, the Student 
Council Reading Clinic Social 
Science and Business clubs, 
Y. M. C, Y. W. C. A., N. A.- 
A. C. P„ College Chapter, Fresh- 
man, Sophomore, Junior and Sen- 
ior Classes, the various Trade De- 
partments, Home Economics, The 
Tiger's Roar, Debating Club and 
the Photography Club. 

JANUARY, 1949 


Dr. & Mrs. Alonzo F. Meyers Visit GSC The Silver Cord 

To Be Presented 

The above picture shows the likeness of, left to right, Dr. Alonzo 
j F. Meyers, Mrs. Meyers and President Colston. The image was snap- 
i ped while the trio was noticed observing every iota of our campus' 
', beauty. 

Dr. Franz Polgar 

At Ga. State 

J On Friday, January 21, at 8 
! o'clock, Georgia State College Ar- 
:tist Series presented the Amazing 
[Dr. Franz Polgar's "Miracles of 
]the Mind", in the season's most 
^nusual event in Meldrim Audi- 
torium, Geoorgia State College. 

Dr. Polgar was known as the 
"Mental Wizard". He entertains 
ithe layman, and baffles the scien- 
tist. Record capacity crowds from 
icoast to coast attest to his popu- 


Makes Hit 

i The Georgia State College fam- 
ily and citizens of Savannah jam- 
med the Meldrim auditorium on 
Tuesday night, December 2, 1948, 
to witness the first production, 
"Campus Quarantine" to be played 
by students of Georgia State Col- 
lege. The play was a sensation. 

The cast of the three-act com- 
edy included Thema Moss, Almeta 
Brown, Alma Riggs Jewel Gamble, 
Gloria Sheffield, Edwin Hall, 
Johnnie Ownes, Ephriam Williams 
and Robert Dobbs. 

Miss Beulah V. Johnson, direc- 
tor of Dramatics at Georgia State 
College, was in charge of the pro- 

Paper Staff 
Member Appointed 

Mr. Charles W. Cole, senior, 
Georgia State College was ap- 
pointed the CHESTERFIELD 
the Campus Merchandising Bu- 
reau of New York on November 
29, 1948. 

This kind of work has been go- 
ing on in many of the white col- 
leges, but this marks the first 
time that such an appointment has 
been at GSC. 

Mr. Cole stated that the purpose 
of this job is to create the inter- 
est of smokers of Chesterfield 
smokers and thereby promote bet- 
ter sales in the future. 

Veteran's Start 
New Year Right 

Student veterans started the 
New Year off with a change in 
their attendance, by being in each 
class every day, and on tim" 

Last month many veterans re- 
ceived letters from the Veterans 
Administration, disco ntinuing 
their training, and in order that 
the veteran's training be estab- 
lished, he, (the veteran) had to 
write a letter to the Veterans Ad- 
ministration, Atlanta, Ga., explain- 
ing and giving an account for 
absentees. They did write the let- 
ters, and some of them received 
their re-entrance letters, but the 
others are still waiting for a re- 

Veterans, and non-veteran stu- 
dents, I advise you to obtain one 
of the Student Handbooks from 
the Administration Building and 
read it thoroughly. It contains im- 
portant information for the stu- 
dents atending Georgia State. By 
30 doing, you will know ju3t what 
is required of you as a student 

Some veterans are really on the 
ball because I have payed atten- 
tion to thorn check frequently with 
the instructor as to whether he 
was marked absent. That is the 
spirit, fellers; continue to make 
these necessary checks when you 
are in doubt. In this way you can 
avoid placing your training in jeo- 


On February 4 

The newly organized Georgia 
State College Player's Guild is 
preparing its second production of 
;he year, Sidney Howard's "The 
3Uver Cord" for presentation on 
February 4. 

After the success of the Guild 
vith its initial production, "C'am- 
dus Quarantine" on December 2, 
he group as cast faculty members 
n the major roles with a separate 
?ast of student understudies. 

Problems of advertising, stag- 
rig, lighting and directing are be- 
ng handled by tre students giving 
hem valuable experience in plaj 
iroduction and Little Theatre ac- 

It is hoped that this studenl 
■roup will be able to attend th< 
onference of the Southern Asso 
iation of Dramatics and Speed 
Vrts which meets next April ir 
Jew Orleans. 

The guild is under the directior 
f Miss Beulah V. Johnson, whc 
-. a graduate of Spellman College 
''here she specialized in drama 
he participated in the Little The- 
tre at Atlanta University. Grad- 
late work in dramatics was done 
at Tennessee State College. 

Faculty members included in 
the cast are Miss Thelma Moore, 
Mr. T. F, Carr, Miss Charity E, 
Adams, Mr. Eugene Stanley and 
Miss Catherine Emanuel. 

Students having roles in the 
play at Miss Jewel Gavilul, Miss 
Gloria Sheffield, Mr. Theodore 
Brown, Mr. E. Williams and Miss 
Thelma Moss. 

Former Grad 

Is Killed 

Nathaniel Mayes, a graduate of 
Georgia State College in the class 
of '39 with a B. S. degree in Eng- 
lish, was killed suddenly in an ac- 
cident January 12, 1949, at Fort 
Pierce, Fla., while en route to his 
home in Albany, Georgia, after at- 
tending an insurance meeting in 
Miami, Florida. 

Nathaniel Mayes was a very ac- 
tive alumnus of Georgia State 
College, and played an important 
part in making our Albany chap- 
ter a very successful one. Mr. 
Mayes was the beloved husband 
Mrs. Hellen M. Mayes, also a 
graduate of Georgia State College, 
who is now employed as assistant 
to the registrar at Albany State. 
Mrs. Mayes was formerly direc- 
tor of Extension at Georgia State 
College and is now the executive 
secretary of the southwest chap- 
ter of Georgia State College alum- 

Accordingto the information re- 
ceived from Wilton C, Scott, direc- 
tor of Public Relations at Georgia 
State College, Mr. Mayes was ap- 
parently an ideal product of Geor- 
gia State College. 

At the time of his death he was 
serving as assistant insurance 
manager. Prior to his graduation, 
Mr. Mayes was president of Dra- 
matics, an active member of the 
Trade Association, 1935-39, an ac- 
tive member of the book club and 
business club. Mr. Mayes served 
as business manager of the Her- 
ald from 1935-39, a member of the 
varsity basketball team, a mem- 
ber of the college football team, 
and was always ready to assist in 
any possible way for the better- 
ment of this college. 

At the time of his death, Mr. 
Mayes was a member of the Grand 
Class Reunion Committee. Georgia 
State College feels a great loss in 
the tragic death of one of its de- 
voted Alumni members and con- 
veys its deep sympathy and con- 
dolence to the entire Mayes fam- 

Vet Secretary 


Mr, Nelson R. Freeman, gradu- 
ate of Georgia State College, and 
veterans secretary, wishes to in- 
form the veterans of » the newly 
enacted laws passed by the Vet- 
erans Administration- Realizing 
the seriousness of the situation 
that occurred last month, Mi- 
Freeman 'reveals the following in- 
formation to the veterans of 
Georgia State College, 

Absentcism: Any veteran that is 
absent more than thre (3) days in 
any one month and does not have 
an official excuse from the insti- 
tution is considered not making 
satisfactory progress by the VA. 
First offense — The veteran has a 
good chance of reinstatement, but 
the second offense, the veteran's 
chances of reinstatement are al- 
most hopeless; therefore he is ap- 
pealing to all veterans for their 
full participation regarding these 

Caps and Gowns: It has been 
made clear that the VA will not 
pay for caps and gowns for the vet- 
erans, however, it will pay for the 
filing of application for degree. 
The VA considers the cap and 
gown a personal problem of the 
student, hence no funds are pro- 
vided to this effect. 

Failing of Veterans: Any veter- 
an who fails due to neglect on his 
own may be ordered by the VA to 
compensate for the books and sup- 
plies that were used in the partic- 
ular course that were used in the 
particular course that he failed 
in. The VA maintains that an 
erage of "C" is a satisfactory 
grade. Anything below that is 
deemed a failure. 

Mr. Freeman made it clear that 
he is very interested in the veter- 
ans and that he will do his ut- 
most to see that all veterans get 
everything that they are entitled 
to, and that if there are any 
schools that are issuing any sup- 
plies to veterans that this school is 
not issuing, be will see that the vet- 
erans get it here, provided that 
they are required in the pursu- 
ance of his course. 

The secretary explained that his 
office is open to all veterans 
twenty-four hours. Even on East 
Broad Street, West Broad Street, 
or at his house or even walking 
across the campus. So again he is 
appealing to all VETERANS for 
their wholehearted ocoperation. 

As early as 1740, three Marine 
regiments were recruited in Am- 
erica, assembled in New York 
and performed valiant service in 
the West Indies, but for the Brit- 
ish Navy. 

A woman reported to the detec- 
tive bureau that someone had stol- 
en food out of her ice box and her 
heater. "Don't you have any idea 
who 'i dtbe?" the police inquired. 
"Sure, I know who it is," she re- 
plied, "but I want you to find out." 

The following members of the 
24th Infantry Regiment are 'not 
attending the Eighth Army Ord- 
nance School in Yokahama: Pri- 
vate First Class James A. Tay- 
lor, Dandridge, Tenn.; Pfc. Valvin 
Wingo, Amelia, Va., and Pvt. Chas. 
Ownes, Upper Marlboro, Md. 

A freshman walked in the room 
of an accounting class and asked 
Mr. Franklin Carr, "Are you Miss 

In October, 1948, Atlanta's Ne- 
gro teachers won a nine-year 
fight for salary equality. . . Larry 
Doby and Satchel Paif° of the 
Cleveland Indians basked in the 
World Series spotlight. . . Negro 
postal employes were victims of 
pudge in six citiea. 


Hot on Both Ends 

Even though it was about thir- 
ty-six degrees outside a man in a' 
barber shop got hot, believe it or 
not, and on both ends. Here's how 
it happened. 

A cast iron wood heater inside 
the building became intensely hot. 
A barber working nearest the 
stove felt the unusual warmth 
most and proceeded to open a door. 
Another man working in the far- 
thest corner of the room was not 
.iffected by the heat protested this 
action and promptly closed the 
Joor. The now sweating workman 
igain opened the door only to have 
It closed again by the cooler gen- 
'.leman. This opening and closing 
ictoin continued in a childish man- 
ler for some considerable time. 
\ttempts to cool the stove made 
l)y the manager failed. The barber 
T inally dared his companion to 
^lose the door again after it had 
'jeen opened wide for the tenth 
*ime to cool the heated room and 
.he scorching tempers of its oc- 
■upants. A few harsh words fol- 
'owed and a fight was about to 
■nsue when a kindly saint profess- 
'ng to be a christian separated the 
arguing pair just before the final 
bulge. That was one time a snatch 
in time saved the day. 

The angry barber who failed to 
maintain his selfish wishes to dis- 
comfort others and comfort him- 
self promptly left the building. 
Maybe the world would be a lot 
better off if all people so selfish, 
so oblivious of other's welfare, so 
eager to run the world his own 
way took permanent leaves of ab- 
sence — to where? WHERE IT'S 

The Lyons Georgia Sham 


Again justice has received a slap 
in the face. How long is our pres- 
ent civilization going to put up 
with such shams as the Lyons, 
Georgia, affair? 

It appears that our sacred 
courts have become Broadway the- 
aters, embodying all the fictions, 
dramas, etc. Is there no law of 
which some of our courts and law 
enforcers will not stoop, too? 
"Apparently not" seems to be 
about the only possible answer. 

We've been kidding ourselves 
that justice meant for all is re- 
ceived by all. There's nothing 
wrong with that belief. But we 
failed to classify the types of jus- 
tice and conditions under which 
certain kinds of Justice is admin- 

To rephrase an old adage "white 
is always right." This statement 
has always existed as a silly, and 
a stupid one .But no more! Today 
this statement stands out aa 
though in neon lights, realistical- 
ly in headlines in your local news- 
papers and deeply embedded in 
the minds of the people. 

Shoula this trend of thought re- 
main unchallenged and unaffected! 
In the hands of many like in Ly- 
ons, Georgia, the South will be 
literally speaking a powder keg, 
with everyone being a match in 
mind and a fuse in the body. 

Something must be done imme- 
diately, if the local authorities 
lon't; then beyond a shadow of a 
doubt our Government should act. 
And it is definitely hoped that the 
Lyons, Georgia, sham will bring 
about this type of action. 

To the readers: The above 
printed article is not the opinion 
of the Editorial department. 



The Town 


Miss Simmons 

Well, here I am again folk to 
bring to you the news of the af- 
fairs which have been given. 


On December 4, 1948 the Stu- 
dent Council gave a dance in the 
gymnasium which was highly en- 
joyed by all who attended. 

There was a nice crowd there 

and everyone really did look fine. 

For this affair, Joe Bristow and 

his Bee-Bop Band furnished the 

■ music. 

During intermission, there was a 
raffling of a chicken and a cake; 
The chicken was won by Ben Col- 
lins and the cake was won by 
Melvin Bush. Weren't they lucky, 
though ? 

Miss Georgia State was escorted 
to the front by President Jackson 
to draw the lucky numbers. 

I wish to congratulate Mi: 
Charity Adams on the splendid 
work that she is doing here as 
Personnel Advisor for the benefit 
of students. I can assure you that 
we all appreciate everything that 
you have done for us thus far. 
Just to mention a few things 
that have been done: The office 
of the Student Council and the 
Tigers Roar Staff, the Young 
Ladies' Lounge, the Young Men's 
Lounge, and the Student' Lounge, 
all of which are very comfortable. 
Again, congratulations, Miss 
Adams, and may you stay here as 
long as possible. We, as students, 
need you. 

On December 6, 1948,in Meldrim 
Auditorium, our President, Mr. 
James A. Colston, made it official 
that the organizations of Greek 
Letter CIub3 might become in act 
on our campus. "Hooray." 

Various clubs are well on the 
way with their organization. 

The Alpha Kappa Alpha Interest 
Group consists of young ladies 
who are interested in the Alpha 
Kappa Alpha Sorority. 

They organized in December and 
are planning many activities for 
the near future, 

Here is hoping that all members 
of this club come through as 
members of the Alpha Kappa So- 

Young men who are interested in 
the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity 
have formed their club and have 
elected the following officers: 
President, Crawford Bryant; Vice 
President, James "Stretch" Sav- 
ery; Secretary, Louis Vaughns; 
Assistant Secretary, George Har- 
ris;, Treasurer, Willie Wardell; 
Sergeant At Arms, James W. 

In their last meeting, they elect- 


ed Miss Gloria Dilworth', a mem- 
ber of the Alpha Kappa Alpha 
Interest Group, as their club's 

They have many entertainments 
planned which will be given soon. 

Good luck to all members of in- 
terest groups. 


The Veterans gave an enjoy- 
able Winter Dance on Saturday, 
January 8, in Wilcox gymnasium. 

Fo^ this gala affair, Jimmic 
Drayton and his band furnished 
the syncopation which was en- 
joyed by the large crowd that 

Evereyone who was present at 

We are looing forward to more 
entertainments to be given by this 
progressive club. 

Georgia State college was re- 
presented at the basketball game 
which was played in Atlanta 
against Morehouse college by stu- 
dents. Those that were there in- 
cluded: Crawford Bryant, Harry 
Mason, Connie Bogan, and I. Mrs. 
Ted Wright and Pat were there 
also. The game was very ex- 
citing and the boys really played 
a good game even though 
lost. However, I am sure that we 
will have victory at home. 

Here on our campus, January 11, 
was known and celebrated as 
Beach Day. 

On this particular day, the Jan- 
uary graduating class of Beach 
High School was entertained by 
the Georgia State college Fnmily. 
A program for the day was set 
up for their enjoyment. 

I hope that each of them had 
a wonderful time on their day 
and that we shall see some or all 
of them on our campus as mem- 
bers of our family in the near 

Students of Georgia State college 
are very sorry to hear of the 
illness of little Margaret Long, the 
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert 
Long, who had an operation lately. 
We are wishing her a speedy re- 

In Meldrim Auditorium, January 
13, Georgia State college present- 
ed Miss Evelyn Grant in a piano 
recital which was highly enjoyed 
by everyone who was present. 

She played six splendid num- 
bers to a very large crowd of 
music lovers. We are hoping that 
she will come back again to play 
for us very soon. 

Miss Grant is only 16 years of 
age and is in the Junior class 
at Beach High School. 

S"he is well known for her music 
ability. We do wish that she will 
come to our family to continue 
her studies and add to our depart- 
ment of music. We need her, we 
can use her, and we want here. 
We congratulate Miss Grant on 
splendid performances. 

Ai magnificent recital wa3 given 
by the Alpha Interest Group on 
January 14, in Meldrim Audi- 
torium with Mr. E. La Marr at 
the organ and piano and Mr. James 
W. Fisher, Vocalist. 

The auditorium was well pack- 
ed and I am sure that everyone 
enjoyed the splendid program for 
it was well done by these two tal- 
ented young men that we are 
fortunate to have as members 
of our family. 

The club needs to be congratula- 
ted for having presented such an 
enjoyable program. 

Congratulations to the young 
men who did a wonderful job of 
thrilling the audience. 

JANUARY, 1949 

Fashion Show at Georgia State 

Shown above are lovely co-eds of Georgia State College. Standing, left to right, are three juniors- 
Misses M. Lucker, Burnice Thompson (Miss Georgia State), and Dorothy Williams, These charming 
young ladies are models for the advance clothing class. The photo was taken at the Home Manage- 

ment house. 

Something to Remember 

Don't say the thing is impossible 
— the chances are you'll rue it, 
because some one who doesn't know 
will come along and do it. 

How About It Ladies? 

As Grandma says, "Be in ni 

hurry, deary: 
If you get a good husband a 

last, ye'll not 
have waited too long; and if y t 

get a bad 
one, ye'll wish you'd waited long 


makes friend- 

this dance showed expressions of ships, and thoughtfulnesa keeps 
having had a wonderful time. them." 

This Matter of Dress 

Clothes are the eternal feminine 
question. While they aren't ex- 
actly the most important things 
in the world, there are times when 
they seem to be. There is a de- 
finite poise and confidence that 
imes from being well dressed 
and knowing that you are. Clofhi 
speak a powerful language. They 
tell the world whether you are 
solvenly or careful, artistic oi 
crude, dowy or smart. Learn tt 
ie this power to your advantage. 
There are dozens of fascinating 
books and magazines devoted solely 
to this important matter of dress. 
The subject is much too broad 
to discuss in detail here. The fol- 
lowing are a few brief funda- 

Appropriateness is the keynote. 
Your clothes cannot be successful 
unless they are suitable to your 
age, the occasion, your position 
in life, your particular personality, 
figure, and personal coloring. 

Dress your age. Don't adorn 
yourself in a slinky black formal 
and long earrings in the hope that 
you will create an interesting wo- 
man-of-the-world effect. Your 
clothes should not be embarris 
ingly little-girlish. 

Carefully match your clothes to 
the occasion. If you have been in- 
vited somewhere and nothing has 
been said about how to dress, try 
to find out what the others are 
wearing. If this is impossible, then 
remember that it is safer to go 
undepressed than overdressed. 
You will be more comfortable if 
you are wearing the only street 
clothes in a group of formals than 
if yours is the only formal among 
many skirts and sweaters. 

There is magic in line and de- 
sign. With the aid of good re- 
ference books on the subject, learn 
how to relate the ilen of your 


Well, guys and gals, Eyes is 
back on the scene after having 
had wonderful times during the 
Yuletide season. If you didn't have 
fun, shame on you. 

The boys on the basket-ball 
team didn't go home for Christ- 
mas. Well, I hope each of you 
had fun here during the holidays. 
I know P. G. and Bobby Brown 
did, for P. G. was seen on Wa- 
ters Avenue quite often visiting 
Mary Bogan, a student at Beach 
while Bobby went around with her 

Christmas gifts are really float 
ing around the campus and i1 
seems as if birthstone rings have 
it- Gloria and Helen Dilworth are 
wearing fine one from Jessie and 
George. Mable Fortson has a love- 
ly one also. 

lines are determined by fairly un 
alterable facters, such as the size 
and shape of your bones. Of 
course, diet and exercise may be 
used to tone down or round out 
curves, but when it is a matter 
of being too tall or too short, you 
will need to use other tactics. 
Where diet and exercise fail, the 
line of your clothes may succeed. 
Correctly chosen clothes can give 
you a queenly height instead of a 
beanpole stringiness, or they may 
seem to remove inches from hips 
and shoulders that have long been 
your secret sorrow. Dress illusion 
is a justified form of deceit and 
a fascinating subject to work with. 
Remember that fabric, color, and 
design also play a part in de- 
ceiving the eye. The most effective 

illusions result whr.n all these fac- 
clothes to you. Your own general | tors are employed. 


Stretch has a Ronson lighter 
that Connie gave him, Sunomia 
has a pen and pencil set given 
to her by Crawford Bryant, she 
intum gave him a pen, and many, 
many more gifts were exchanged 
by lovers. 

During the holidays, Bunky 
visited Evelyn and Buster went 
to see Robbie. It must be love. 

Lyals and Lizzie Thompson are 
really in love. Every time you see 
one, you see the other. 

Congratulations, Louis Vaughns. 
You are engaged to a student at 
Howard whose name is Janet Wil- 
son so they say .True? 

I see that Ruby Best and Mat- 
tie Turner are back. Welcome 
girls, we missed you. 

Girls, I think Ed (better known 
as little Stretch) is cute. Never- 
theless, Dorothy Boston thinks so 

Ragsdale was seen enjoying The 
Woman In White with two young 
ladies. I couldn't tell who was 
for they both had his undivided 
attention. White, the referee, was 
also enjoying the same movie with 
a young lady. 

The games that Georgia State 
played Hampton were really on. 
The second game was even better. 
Boston really did show out along 
with Jesse Morgan, Stretch, Don- 
ald Adams, Buster, and Ed Con- 

Can there be a romance bloom- 
ing between Evelyn Smalls and 
Jimmie Jackson or can it be be- 
tween Evelyn and Clarence Rcy- 
You are coming on like 
Gang Buster, kid. 

Maceo, I have been watching 
your every move. I'll find you out 
sooner or later and I shall let 
the world know about you. Be , 
careful, handsome. 

I know that Frank Simmons is 
all in smiles for I see that his 
Continued on pagt 7 



JANUARY, 1949 



SCORE 0-0, Ag gies Defeat A. & S. 

Frank Willis Stars 


Georgia State's cagers have 
dropped four out of four games 
wherein the students have been 
expecting a few wins. Naturally, 
we want a winner but, I predict 
that we will still win the confer- 
ence championship, we must con- 
sider the opponents which our 
team had to face. There was the 
great Hampton team, Morehouse 
and Morris Brown, all dreaded by 
the greatest of ball bouncers. 
However, we must remember that 
our opponents were stronger in 
experience than our team. 

While talking to one of my 
friends about the team, he brought 
out a point that is worth mention- 
ing in this column. Most of us 
will not agree or approve of his 
attitude, but I will, 100 per cent. 

Edward Conner Injured 
In Atlanta 

Edward Conner, one of State's 
promising freshmen cagers suf- 
fered a broken fore-finger when 
trying to trap a ball on the floor 
during the game betwene GSC and 
Morris Brown in Atlanta, 

Conner had seen much action in 
State's previous games and will 
without doubt be a great loss to 
the team as he will probably be 1 
out of action for the remainder of 
ihe season. 

Collegiate Counsels Club 

The Collegiate Counselors Club 
of Georgia State College is mak- 
ing plans to sponsor a talent show 
on February 11, 1949. All organi- 
zations of the college campus are 
eligible to participate in the 
show. There will be two prizes of- 
fered. First prize will be five 
(§5.00) dollars to the winning par- 
ticipant and an equal sum to the 
organization. Second prize will be 
three (§3.00) dollars to the win- 
ning participant and an equal sum 
to the organization represented. 

Three Freshman Cagers 


:t to right: Bobby Brown, Alfred Jackson, and Edward Conner. 

He says that even though the boys 
haven't won a game and if they 
don't win a game this season they 
are receiving a training that will 
enable them to win in the game 
of life. 

My friend says that the squad 
is getting a training in sports- 
manship, cooperation and mutual 
understanding that will carry 
them farther in later life than the 
fact that they were Ail-Americans 
in the year of 1949. 

With the sportsmanship and 
fair play they are learning as 
members of the GSC basketball 
squad, they will go out into the 
world not only as believers of fair 
play but champions of justice and 
fighters for an even break for all. 

At the Chicago Centennial Ex- 
position in 1892-93 the barker v/as 
asking everybody inside to see the 
greatest wonder of the world and 
when they entered the building 
the people saw ten large Negro 
men on one end of a rope pulling 
together with the other end fas- 
tened to a steel post. This was one 
of the wenders of the world then 
but with the training in coopera- 
tion that our team is receiving 
thoy will be able to pull together 

for the common good of all in the 
future without being looked upon 
as a side show. 

Then too, as my friend says, who 
are we to cry if the boys haven't 
lieen winning? Why aren't we out 
there trying to do better? My 
friend has nothing more to say 
nor have I, but in the words of 
Theodore Roosevelt, "It is not the 
critic who counts; not the man 
who points out how the strong 
man stumbled, or where the doer 
of deeds could have done better. 
The credit belongs to the man who 
is actually in the arena; whose 
face is marred by dust and sweat 
and blood; who strives valiantly; 
who errs and comes short again 
and again; who knows the great 
enthusiasms, the great devotions 
and spends himself in worthy 
cause; who at the best knows in 
the end the triumph of high 
achievement; and who at the 
worst, if he fails, at least fails 
while daring greatly; so that his 
place shall never be with those 
cold and timid souls who knows 
neither victory nor defeat." 

Relaxing Before The Camera 

Top row, Edward Worlds, Alex Ellis, "Stretch" Savery, Leon 
Smith, Donald Adams, and Ted Wright, Jr. Botom, "Jiggs" Morgan, 
Archie Frazier, Boston Williams, "Be-bop" Harris and esse Conrad. 

Hampton Invades 
For Double Win 

Before a capacity crowd of ap- 
proximately 1000 basketball fans 
a strong Hampton squad defeated 
GSC to the tune of 62-25 on 1 De- 
cember 13, in Wilcox Gymnasium. 

For the first quarter the game 
went along even until Wilson and 
Foster of Hampton started hit- 
ting the bucket at every try. 

The first half ended 20-9 in fa- 
vor of Hampton. 

State showed very good form 
but the old reliables such as 
"Stretch" Savery, "Jiggs" Mor- 
gan and Harris just couldn't hit 
the ol' hoop. 

James Foster, of Hampton, was 
the top scorer of the game with 
six hits from the floor and 1 by 
the donation route. "Stretch" Sa- 
very led the GSC squad with six 
pointa via the field. 

The final score, Hampton, 62, 
GSC, 26. 

In the second game with Hamp- 
ton on Wednesday, December 14, 
it looked for a while that the Ti- 
gers would make a comeback and 
gain their first victory but the 
overwhelming power of the Hamp- 

Tradies Kick 

Aggies 14-0 

On December 13, before about 
300 students the trade department 
ran over the Agricultural Depart- 
ment to the tune of 14-0. 

This was the second and final 
intramural game between the de- 
partments and a championship lay 
at stake. 

From the beginning the Aggies 
seemed a bit shaky and the con- 
stant pounding of the line by the 
Tradies Fullback Calvin Small did 
the Aggies no good at all. Small 
was the outstanding player of 
both teams, he ran like a train 
and the tottering line of the Ag 
gies was no match for this jug' 
gernaut who was determined not 
to be stopped. 

In the second quarter, after rip- 
ping the Aggies line to shreds 
Small crashed over for the Trades 
first score. The try for the extra 
point failed and the Traides were 
leading 6-0 at the end of the 
first half. 

In the third stanza after push- 
ing the Aggies back on their own 
goal line, a shaking and trembling 
John Demons fumbled the ball in 
the in-zone where he was smeared 
by the entire Trade team for 

Getting Eyes Sharpened for Basket 

From left to right, are Charles McDaniels, Edward "Blind Tom' 
Pierson, leading scorer for the GSC squad, and Maceo Taylor. 

tonians was too much and State 
got her second beating of the sea- 
son. , 

Both teams gave a good exhibi- 
tion of fast breaking and decept- 
ive passing but as in the previous 
game, State's sharpshooters were 
unable to find the range. The score 
at the end of the game was 52-37 
with Hampton out io front. 

safety. This put the Tradies out 
in front 8-0. 

The fourth period found the Ag- 
gies in possession of the pig-skin 
on about the mid-field stripe. 
Charlie "Stumble, fumble and 
grumble" conyers on a pass from 
center fumbled and the ball was 
recovered by the Tradesmen. Con- 
rad Moore, back for the Trades- 
men, unleashed a passing attack 

Teams Put Up Brawny 

On December 8, 1948 before ap- 
proximately forty rain drenched 
students, the Arts and Science 
Department fought a stronger 
Aggie team to a 0-0 tie. 

This was the first of two Intra- 
mural games with the winner of 
the first game playing the Trade 
department for the school cham- 

For the first quarter the two 
teams fought each other to a 
standstill, but in the second stan- 
za the Aggies began a drive which 
put them on the A&S 4-yard stripe, 
first and goal. Charlie Conyers 
was thrown for a loss back to the 
Arts 32, On the next play a fum- 
ble by the Aggies put the ball on 
the Arts 46. The A&S took over 
and were hitting the Aggies wall 
for no gain at the end of the first 
half. The score, Aggies, 1 first 
down; Arts & Scionce, no first 

The second half was a battle of 
brawn, very little brain, until lit- 
tle George "Moe" Saunders threat- 
ened the Aggies with an end run 
which pur the fans in a frenzy and 
new life into the dying Artsciences 

With Frank Willis' superb kick- 
ing and the shifty running of 
Ade Evans the Aggies kept the 
Arts and Science team's back to 
the wall, but like the man backed 
into a corner, the A&S team made 
goal line stands to hold the Ag- 
gies to a 0-0 tie. 

The Aggies were declared the 
victors by running up five first 
downs to the Arts and Sciences 1. 

Free Cigarettes Given 

Mr. R. R. Butts and Mr. W. D. 
Akers, representatives of the R. J. 
Reynolds Tobacco Company, were 
at GSC prior to the holidays dis- 
tributing free cigarettes to all stu- 
dents at GSC. 

Mr. Butts stated that "this was 
a nationwide objective of the com- 
pany in order to promote better 
sales of better cigarettes. All of 
the students at GSC were very 
well pleased with the company's 

A Word Here and There 

Attention teachers! How would 
you like the following schedule? 
Arise at 3 a. m., catch an out-of- 
town bus and ride about eight 
miles. Then you change and wait 
for another bus which will carry 
you an additional five miles. Then 
you arrive at school all worn out 
where you are greeted by eight 
students. Wait now. All of your 
students are from the same family 
and range in grades from the third 
through the seventh. You return 
home the same way you came. 
This is a certain teacher's daily 
task up in Middle Georgia. The 
Minimum Foundation Program for 
Education in Georgia if enacted 
may eliminate such situations. 

Dr. Alonzo T. Miels, chairman 
of the Department of Education at 
New York University in an ad- 
dress before the faculty and' stu- 
dent body last quarter urged a 
greater use of democratic princi- 
ples in our schools and colleges. 

that caught the A's off guard and 
in the wanning minutes of the game 
the bruising full-back Smalls 
plunged over from the six yard 
stripe to win the game and camp- 
us championship for the Tradies, 



JANUARY, 1949 






The human race is divided into 
two classes: those who hate dish- 
washing an dthose who avoid dish- 
washing. The latter class is be- 
lieved to be extinct, at least in 
our society- 

You have probably heard that 
dishwashing machines are em- 
ployed in the United States. This 
is correct. Most dishwashing ma- 
chines are eighteen nor nineteen 
years old, wear white aprons and 
produce peculiar noises like this: 
"Aw, Ma, why can't Dorothy do 
'em. I have at least ten pages of 
Miss Hunt's French to study." 

from them, movie theaters get 
people to see dull pictures by giv- 
ing them away; cats lap milk from 
them; and they are great to break. 

Kind-hearted people are those 
who lick the plate clean. This is 
also a noble excuse for being a 
Actually, dishwashing procedure 
can be quite simple. First, finish 
a delicious meal. Second, digest it 
in leisurely bliss, relaxed in your 
favorite chair. Then, pay heed to 
mother's look and the light will 
dawn. Look at the table. Well, aft- 
er all, it wasn't a very big meal 
— only a few dishes. Pile these 
utensils neatly atop one another 
and find your way to the kitchen 

It is very unfortunate that sis- 
ter keeps her skates directly in 
front of the kitchen sink. Arising 
from the fragments of broken 
glass, you cautiously pick up the 
pieces of silverware and slip 
them gracefully into a soapy dish- 
pan. Two hours later when you 
have finished, you notice that your 
sister is standing beside you. 
Your family, you see, operates on 
the cooperative plan. Each must 
do her share. You wash the dishes 
and little sister watches you. 

See you next month in: "A 

What's Wrong 



Will we ever receive justice and 
full protection through the Justice 
Department as prescribed by the 
Constitution of the United States 
of America? 

If so, what about the lynching 
of Willie Earle, of South Carolina, 
the Monroe, Georgia Case, the 
Carter and Nixom Case, and the 
Mallard Case? 

As you recall, in the Willie 
Earle case, Earle was lynched by 
a group of white men in 1946, 
shortly after the inauguration of 
Gov. J. S. Thurmond under the 
white supremacy platform, as the 
governor of South Carolina. Of 
course the 21 members of the mob 
confessed to the killing, went to 
trial and was freed by an all-white 
jury a few months later at Greens- 
boro, S- C. 

The Monroe case, four Negroes 
were lynched by a band of white 
men, the case never did get to 
court, because of the lack of evi- 
dence and the tightlipped Negroes 
as well as whites throughout Mon- 

The Carter case; Carter, a Ne- 
gro citzen in Georgia in the re- 
cent election, doing his duty as an 
American citizen, by transporting 

Negro voters to the polls as a re. 
suit, he was unmercifully beaten 
by a group of white men. As a re- 
sult of the beating received, his 
wrist was broken, yet the men 
went free. 

Isaac Niron, Mount Vernon vot- 
er who dared to vote after having 
been told not to by a group of 
white men. Nixon was murdered 
in cold blood by a group of white 
men while his family looked on. 
The mob went free by an all-white 

Of course you know about the 
Mallard case, Robert C. Mallard, 
Negro casket salesman of Lyons 
(Toombs county) Georgia, was 
lynched on a lonely road by a mob 
of about twenty white men dressed 
in white robes and hoods. Mallard 
was lynched by this group on the 
night of November 20, shortly aft- 
ar Herman Talmadge, another 
white supremacer was elected to 
the governorship of Georgia. 

Mrs. Amy Mallard, widow of the 
slain man was only able to identi- 
fy two of the mob members, Wil- 
liam L. Howell and Roderick Clif- 
ton. Both of the men were indicted, 
but on the fateful day of January 
acquitted by an all-white jury at 
Lyons, Ga, 

Would you call this "JUS- 
TICE?" of course not, this is the 
answer of every decent and right- 
thinking American citizen, because 
lynching itself is injustice. 

The Mallard case brought na- 
tional fame, even Joseph M. Gold- 
wasser, Cleveland, Ohio, business- 
man, and a member of the Execu- 
tive Committee of the Cleveland 
Branch of the National Associa- 
tion for the Advancement of Col- 
ored People. Goldwasser first took 
interest in the case shortly after 
the slaying with the interest of 
seeing justice done . 

Thurgood Marshall, special 
counsel for the N, A. A. C. P. 

"The trial demonstrates the in- 
capacity of local authorities to 
deal with the crime of lynching." 
He also charged that the arrest, 
indictment and the trial of the men 
were "perfunctory motions" for 
the sole purpose of "averting 
Federal action." 

The European countries, especi- 
ally Russia, have their eyes on the 
United States. For example: 

Former Secretary of! State J. F. 
Byrnes, while attending the UN 
Conference, he proposed that the 
other countries accept our form 
of democracy. A Russian delegate 
asked Byrnes about the lynchings 
and the terrible treatment of Ne- 
groes in the Southern section of 
the United States, when faced 
with these facts, Byrnes couldn't 
say anything, because he knew the 
Russian's statements were very 
true; so he took his seat. 

Because of the mere facts of the 
existing segregation, discrimina- 
tion, prejudice, and lynching in dif- 
ferent sections of America, there 
is no real "Democracy". 

Will you stand idly by and sigh, 
while lynching, segregation and 
prejudice continue to exist. While 
the K. K. K. continues to march, 
terrify and lynch the Negro one 
by one without a cause? 

First it was Willie Earle, four 
Negroes of Monroe, Georgia, Isaac 
Nixon, Carter, and now Robert C. 
Mallard, and you may be the next 

If we are ever to receive full 
justice throughout the nation, 
then we "MUST" work together 
for one common cause, a full de- 
mocracy for people, regardless of 
race, color or creed, and support 
our N. A. A. C, P. in the fight for 

For full and equal protection 
from lynching, I therefore urge 
you to write letters and telegrams 
to President Truman, urging an 

A Challenge to Decent 


As one approaches our college 
campus he will suddenly be over- 
whelmed by the beauty of our fine 
superstructed buildings, moss- 
laiden oaks, meticulously kept 
green grass, and the superb land- 
scaping of our campus along with 
the many pulchritudinous crea- 
tures dashing to and from build- 
ings at class change. 

But there is one thing of which 
they are not adequately informed, 
that is — that immediately adjacent 
to the college campus is located 
the Girls Attention Home, the ug- 
liness of which surpasses every 
iota of beauty that our institution 

According to the Grand jur'ys 
recent report, oue could easily say 
that the conditions of this home 
are subversive to the lowest type 
of living conditions. We are as- 
suring ourselves that the citizens 
of Savannah know not of the exist- 
ence of such a pity-deserving and 
action-demanding condition. 

It has been noted that there are 
twelve girls living in the home. 
They have twelve sheets (one 
each), they have to wear each oth- 
ers clothing in order to make a 
change, and their subsistence is 
NINE DOLLARS (each person) 
per month. 

It was noted a few days ago that 
there is a thirteen-month-old in- 
fant who crawls around in soiled 
diapers and feasts on Irish pota- 
toes and charcoal diurnally. 

The need for elaboration on this 
subject is not really necessary. 
We ask you, the decent citizens of 
Savannah and community, how 
long could your daughter live on 
nine dollars with a young baby 
and purchasing clothes for the 

The Student Council For 


We may not have a Supreme 
Court at Georgia State College 
but we do believe in a democratic 
form of government." This was 
proved recently when the Student 
Council met to amend the consti- 
tution to admit equal representa- 
tion, as that of any class, from 
the Trade Division, and elect a 
Student Judge, Associate Judge 
and Recorder of Student Court. 

Mr. Crawford Bryant was pre- 
siding over the meeting and told 
of the past, present, and future 
activities of the Student Coun- 
cil. Mr. Frank Davis opened the 
house for business and Mr. Powell 
motioned that we change the con- 
stitution so that Trade Students 
would be equally represented in 
the Student Council, Rev. Charles 
Holliman made an amendment to 
the motion that the Trade Stu- 
dents be equally represented and 
given all rights and opportunities 
as that of any other student. Mr. 
Prince Jackson is the president of 
the Student Council, 

early passage of Civil Rights, 
which includes: Anti-segregation, 
anti-discrimination laws, abolish- 
ment of segregation in the insti- 
tutions of higher learning, in In- 
terstate transportation, the abol- 
ishment of all forms of jim crow- 
ism and a strong Anti-Lynch Law. 
The time is now, therefore, I 
urge you to write letters and tele- 
grams to the President of the 
United States as individuals, 
groups, or as organizations. 

What About It 


We the students of Georgia 
State College and leaders of to- 
morrow have a long hill to scale 
to the intellectual heights. Shall 
we find our way with the help oi 
others or must we be forced along 
in life getting nowhere? 

Sometimes I wonder if we have 
a sense of respect for each other. 
In the classroom we sit and chai 
while a student 13 reciting, we 
walk about the campus daily with- 
out speaking to each other, we 
bump into each other time after 
time and never say "excuse mt 
please." These little things art 
important; they help to build or 
create a warm atmosphere wheii 
regarded. Why can't we remember 
to do these small things? 

We are fortunate here at our 
school to have- a fine selection ol 
people coming to us from all over 
our state and nation but, are we 
grateful? I wonder. Do we realize 
chat some of the people with whom 
we rub shoulders each day may 
be our co-workers when we are 
out in life? If we accept this we 
ought to begin building up rela- 
tionships that are binding and re- 
spectful. Think of it. 

Whenever a large number of 
people are involved nothing can 
be accomplished without some 
system. We know, however, that a 
system isn't any good unless it is 
used. What am I getting at? 
While sitting in a class, English 
103.4, Miss Annie Mae Samuels 
made a short talk. This young 
lady made her talk along with a 
complaint, in fact, her talk point- 
ed' at a serious problem. We know 
about what happens to the .lines 
on the days of registration. Stu- 
dents who are late getting in on 
the registration days take the ad- 
vantage of those who are already 
in line, cutting by 10s and 20s. 
What about it colleagues? The 
above mentioned class feels that 
this matter is of a serious nature 
and ought to be taken up with 
the Student Council. We feel that 
it is time to do something about it 
ourselves if we expect to get along 
with ourselves. 

By our chronological record we 
are pretty well matured as college 
men and women. | Let us not fool 
ourselves, there is plenty of room 
for mental and emotional matur- 
ity. This isn't an easy task but 
let's get busy so that in years to 
come we can walk the face of the 
earth in human dignity respecting 
the rights of all men. 

Second Annual 

The Second Annual Leadership 
Institute was held at Georgia 
State College January 18-20. It 
was highly successful and empha- 
sized need for continued and tho- 
rought preparation of college stu- 
dents to meet the challenges which 
rise out of society's unsolved prob- 

"Preparing Better Leaders for 
Georgia's Communities" was the 
theme which was emphasized 
throughout the conference. Dr. J. 
W. Jamerson, Jr., promising den- 
tist and civic worker, got the in- 
stitute off to a fine start with a 
brilliant keynote address on the 
theme at the noon session on Jan- 
uary 18. President James A. Cols- 
ton made a stirring appeal to the 
students here to utilize their time 
and energies wisely in equipping 
themselves for intelligent, con- 
structive leadership. He spoke on 
the topic, "Leadership for Georgia 


Influence Business 

By Paul L. Howard 

The picture titled, "Success 
Story" was shown to the business 
3tudents by Mr. Walker, manager 
of the local branch of the North 
Carolina Mutual Life Insurance 
Company. Over 25 business majors 
saw the picture. The picture was 
-ecommended to the business de- 
partment by Mr. Robert C. Long, 
acting chairman of the department. 
, The first scene was in a six 
story fireproof building in Dur- 
ham, North Carolina, a house 
what Archibald Ruthledge calls a 
venture "unmatched in American 
business." This $60,000,000 enter- 
prise grew out of the dreams and 
efforts of a Negro barber, John 
Merrick, a Negro Doctor, Dr. A. M. 
Moore, and a ten-dollar dishwash- 
er, Charles C. Spaulding. It is an 
Insurance company whose first 
?lient died soon after he paid his 
first 65c premium on a $40.00 
straight life policy. The only as- 
sets held by the compnay were 
35c, the first premium. The three 
men met in the back of Merrick's 
barber shop and drained their 
purses until they met the claim. 
Since that dramatic beginning the 
company has paid over $20,000,000 
to its policy owners and has ex- 
panded its services to include the 
ownership and directorship of a 
Negro Bank, a Bonding Company, 
a Building and Loan Company, a 
Medical Clinic, a Printing Office, 
and several other businesses aim- 
ed at lifting the Southern Negro 
from economic annihilation. 

The Financial Wizard, Charles 
C. Spaulding, started out as the 
first field agent and general man- 
ager, with one added responsibili- 
ty office boy and janitor- Today, 
at the age of 71, he still manages 
the concerns with more than sev- 
eral thousand Negro workers in 
the offices and on the field for 
the North Carolina Mutual Life 
Insurance Compnay, 

Since the death of Mr. John 
Merrick, Mr. Spaulding carries on. 
The American business men proud- 
ly claim him as one of their 
greatest leaders, and heralds him 
as a material messiah to the Ne- 
gro people. He holds the honorary 
degrees of master of Law and 
Doctor of Law and has served as 
a trustee to Shaw University, 
Howard University and North 
Carolina State College, at Dur- 
ham. The great business hero ap- 
peared on the Georgia State Camp- 
us last year. 

The picture was enjoyed by 
every one who attended. Other 
members of the College family 
seeing the film included : Miss 
Mildred L. Burch, administrative 
assistant to the president; Mrs. 
Lenore B. Bellinger, instructor of 
business; Miss J. Elaine English, 
secretary to Comptroller; Mr. 
Franklin Carr, business teacher 
and Mr. Robert C. Long, Sr. 

An address feature this year was 
the "Leadership Clinic" which 
provided opportunity for our lead- 
ers to analyze splendid problems 
of student organizations with con- 
sultants well versed in student 

Student leaders presided at all 
of the sessions and group meet- 

The student-faculty planning 
committee included: Miss Beautine 
Williams, Arthur Hart, Prince 
Jackson, Charles Hall, Miss Rob- 
bie Griffin, Miss Ida B. Girvin, 
Miss Thelma Moss, Professor 
James Parker, and Dean William 
J. Holloway, chairman. 

JANUARY, 1949 



New Class For 


The freshmen students of Geor- 
gia State College attended an 
initial meeting of a special noon 
class for freshmen recently. The 
class is being directed by the Stu- 
dent Personnel Deportment under 
the title of "Freshman Oritenta- 
tion." These are regular classes 
to be held each Wednesday from 
12:00 to 12:30 in Meldrim Audi- 
torium. The course is required and 
credit will be allowed on the stu- 
dent's record. 

This course is being offered to 
fully acquaint freshmen students 
with the college and its program 
and to assist them in making ad- 
justments to college life. Emphasis 
is placed on student participation 
in the various discussions sched- 
uled. Students are invited to ques- 
tion or request discussion of sub- 
jects concerning them. 

In the first class meeting Miss 
Charity E. Adams, dynamic co- 
ordinator of Student personnel 
services, presented Miss Janie L. 
Lester, Georgia State veteran 
teacher and Dean of Women, who 
discussed "Georgia State College." 
Miss Lester in her discussion cited 
the historical background of the 
college from its early formation 
to the present time. She mentioned 
among many things the achieve- 
ments of Georgia State College's 
former leaders and, the eventual 
growth of the school into a note- 
worthy institution. 

Speaking in regards of our pre- 
sent leader's administration she 
said, "President James A. Colston 
has done more in one year to- 
ward improvement of the college 
than his successors contributed dur- 
ing their entire administration." 
Referring to past graduates of 
Georgia State college she remark- 
de, "They are active in all phases 
of life and making good." Those 
who have entered other institutions 
are among the "A" students. Miss 
Lester concluded by urging all 
students to Boost your school, love 
your school — Keep building a big- 
ger and greater Georgia State Col- 

Everybody's Business 

Continued from page 4 
girl friend is now here at State 
with him. 

Dorothy Hannah is wearing a 
diamond on the third finger left 
hand given to her by Curry. Con- 
gratulations. Hurry the wedding 
on lovers. 

Lozzie Martin, we admire your 
neatness. You really wear your 
skirts as if they were made for 

The Student Council gave a dance 
on December 4, which was en- 
joyed by all who attended. Seen 
at this dance were: Jqsie Spen- 
cer, Ulyssee Jackson, Harry Mas- 
on, Roy McClinin, Miss Georgia 
State, Alex Ellis, Ed Pearson, 
Emma Mayo, Charles Hall, Wil- 
lie Mae Baldwin, Delores Jones, 
the Striggles with Slocum and 
Prince Jackson, Frank Baldwin, 
Bunky, Betty Singleton, Ephrian 
Williams, and many more. 

Dorothy Logan and Spaulding 
find a lot to talk about lately. 
What gives between you two? 

Ada Pearl Johnson, what has 
happened to that beautiful 
mance that existed between you and 
Peter Slack? You two should get 
back together for I am sure that 
you were made for each other. 

Frank Prince is keeping close 
these days. I did see you in town 
once or twice though, didn't I? 

Harry "Curly" Mason, you have 
me puzzled. Can it be some one 
on the campus or is it some one 
in the city? You do go in town 
quite often. Nevertheless, leave it 
to Eyes and it will be found out. 
Take it easy, ole boy, for I shall 

be watching your every move. 

The Veterans' dance was real on 
January 8. Palm Beach and the 
cute kid from South Carolina took 
the floor. 

We have a new student here, 
Corrie Capers, Who comes from 
S. C. State. She is wearing a dia- 
mond on that said finger that 
one of our former students gave 
her. Charlie Johnson and Corrie 
look nice together. 

Norman Deloach, your walk is 
out of this world. They say that 
you walk as if you own the world. 

Emma Pendergrass, I know you 
miss Charlie. Don't worry, he 
won't be gone very long. 

Connie Bogan is really tickled 
about the pin that Stretch brought 
back for her from Atlanta. It is 
very cute. He was thinking about 
you, kid. 

Sarah Gwyn and Virgil Ladson 
are real love birds. 

Willie Mae Gordon and Nor- 
man Deloach are a real gone cou- 
ple. You really match. 

Eunice Wright, what is your 
story? Why are you holding out 
on us? 

Daisy Porter, who is he? Every- 
body would like to know. 

Olga Bynes, why are you and 
Florence Loadholt so quiet late- 

Curtis Harris, someone is always 
talking about you. Do you know 
who she is? 

Olivia Smith, I am wondering 
about you. Get what I mean? 

Georgetta Bellinger, we believe 
George is for you "body and soul." 

Catherine Johnson, what hap- 
pened to the romance between 
you and Joe Hardy? Joe is my 
boy and I think that he is real 

Dorothy Mclver, when are you 
going to tell us who is he? I am 
very anxious to know. 

James Bedner, what has hap- 
pened to you and Ruth Oliver? 
Where is she? 

Who was the guy I saw you 
with at Beach's game, Betty 
Jones ? Let us know about him. 

Dorothy Mention, we see you and 
Willie Conyers are really in love. 
What does Virginia Baker have to 
say about it? 

Why are you always alone, John- 
nie Polite ? What has happened 
to you and your love one? 

We really admire you, John Jor- 

Why are you acting that way, 
Robbie Pickens? What's up? 

Take it easy guys and gala 
and play it cool for I shall be 
seeing you some time or the other. 

Leon a Carter 

Miss Leona Carter, whose major 
is Business Administration, has a 
"B" average of last quarter. 

She was born in Townsend, Ga., 
and is 21 years of age. 

Miss Carter has attended the 
Walker Business College of Jack- 
sonvilel, Fla. 

She is a member of the senior 
class of Georgia State College. 

Miss Carter is the daughter of 
Mrs. Rosa Lee Wilson of Town- 
send, Ga. 

Dimes Provide 
Meharry $72,230 

Contributions to the March of 
Dimes enabled the National Foun- 
dation of Infantile Paralysis to 
appropriate $73,230 to Meharry 
Medical College for the training 
of prospective physicians in pedi- 
atrics, orthopedics and physical 
medicine, it was announced by 


The season of Spring seems to 
be approaching rather rapidly. 
Whenever this season comes, it is 
time to rediscover and explore the 
great out of doors. 

Of course one cannot say that 
this winter ha3 been long, cold 
and dark, because it hasn't. 

Soon everyone will hear the 
chirping of the birds and see the 
lovely flowers in bloom. The grass 
and the leaves of the trees will 
soon be turning to their natural 
color of green, 

While you are sitting in a warm 
classroom, your eyes roam toward 
the window, the sun and the blue 
sky. You ache to be out where 
the wind can blow in your face, 
the air feels soft and the grass 
is green. 

Maybe you have an out door 
hobby or perhaps you just enjoy 
roaming the hills and sidewalks, 
absorbing spring. 

You'll enjoy this season more if 
you knew something about the na- 
tural phenomena of the world in 
which you live. A starry sky is 
more beautiful when you can rec- 
ognize the big dipper. Bird's songs 
are sweeter if you can tell the 
song Sparrow from the meadow 
Lark. You will be thrilled to know 
that your're particular admiring 
a rare yellow jasamine. 

No one is suggesting that you 
become a connoisseur in any of 
these fields, but a general knowl- 
edge of plant, bird and animal life 
will increase your powers of ob- 
servation and give you a great 
deal of added enjoyment. 

No one doubts that this summer 
you will be ready to observe the 
coming of winter in July! 

Negroes Now 
To Medical Schools 

Marquette University of Milwau- 
kee, Wis., has announced that it 
i3 willing to admit Negroes to its 
School of Medicine. This will be- 
come effective in September, 1949. 
Mr. .William V. Kelley, executive 
secretary of the Milwaukee Chap- 
ter of the Urban League, has giv- 
en notice to this effect to Dean 
A. A. Taylor. 

Negroes have never been en- 
roled in the Marquette School of 
Medicine, primarily because there 
have been no applications. This 
year, however, will mark the be- 
ginning of better interracial rela- 
tions at the University. This has 
been the aim of the local chapter 
of the Urban League and other 
interested civic organizations for 
some time. The school officials 
have announced that qualified Ne- 
gro students will be accepted. 

The Albany Medical College, Al- 
bany, N. Y., has also stated that 
Negroes of superior ability will 
be admitted, with preference to 
residents of New York State. The 
first Negro student began work 
there last fall. 

It is hoped that interested stu- 
dents will apply in time for fall 

Charles H. Bynum, the Founda- 
tion's director of Interracial Ac- 
tivities, speaking at a campaign 
meeting in Miami, Fla. 

Mr. Bynum stated that this is 
the second grant made to Meharry 
by the National Foundation. The 
first grant totaled $67,670, and the 
funds were designated for the 
strengthening of related teaching 

Farm Extension 

The Annual Conference of Geor- 
gia Negro Extension Agents met 
at Georgia State College, Decem- 
ber 7-10. 

"A Look in Both Directions" was 
the theme. In addition to the State 
agents, Extension officials, spe- 
cialists and supervisors were pres- 
ent. They included Kenneth Trea- 
nor, Extension economist; E .D. 
Alexander, Extension agronomist; 
Miss Quinnelle McRae, Extension 
specialist clothing; W. S. Brown, 
director of Georgia Agricultural 
Extension Service; and T. M. 
Campbell, field agent U. S. A. D. 

P. H. Stone is the State agent 
for Negro work in Georgia. 

Highlights Beach-Day 

By Mervin P. Jackson 

Little Miss Evelyn Grant high- 
lighted the Beach-Day Program, 
presented in Meldrim Auditorium, 
Georgia State College, January 11, 
1949, with a short piano concert. 

Miss Grant, a Junior at Beach- 
Cuyler, appeared on a special as- 
sembly program at Georgia State 
last year, filling the hearts of 
her attentive audience with great 

Miss Grant is the 16 year old 
daughter of her proud parents, Mr. 
and Mrs. Leon Grant of 910 W. 
37th Street, Savannah, Georgia. 
She has studied for five years 
under the instructions of Profes- 
sor Peter J. Small3, Chairman of 
the Music Department at Beach- 
Cuyler, and plans to continue 
studying indefinitely. 

Alpha Kappa Alpha 
Interest Group 

A group of 16 young ladies who 
are interested in the Alpha Kappa 
Alpha sorority met in December 
of 1948 with a purpose of form- 
ing the first stage of the sorority 
which is known as the Alpha 
Kappa Alpha Interest Group. 

At this meeting, we were given 
the history and the purpose of the 
sorority by Soror Hunt who is our 
advisor. Later, we elected the fol- 
lowing officers: 

President, Sunomia Lewis; vice 
president, Ethel Bogan; secretary, 
Dorothy Mclver; reporter, Juani- 
ta Simmons. 

Members: Susie Kelsey, Gloria 
Dilworth, Alberta Campbell, Helen 
Dilworth, Vernetta Ervin, Jessie 
Colier, Dorothy Singleton, Ruby 
Ridly, and Dorris Thrope. 

We are planning several activi- 
ties which will be given in the 
near future. 

William Clenton Jackson 

Mr. William C. Jackson, whose 
major is Chemistry, has a B av- 
erage of last quarter. ■ 

He was born in Savannah, Feb- 
rury 28, and is only 19 years of 

Jackson is a graduate of St. 
Benedict's Catholic and Beach 
High Schools. While a Senior at 
Beach, he won the Science Award, 

His denomination is that of the 
Catholic faith, being a member of 
St. Benedict Catholic Church. 

He is a sophomore and plans to 
do research work after having 
finished his studies here. 

Wiliam Jackson is the brother 
of Prince Jackson, president of the 
Student Council. 

Miss Lester's 



Miss Annie R. Howard, fresh- 
man, who hails from Ocilla, Ga., 
declares "Miss Jaine L. Lester's 
doctrine caused her to be at Geor- 
gia State College." 

The popular freshman who holds 
a "B" average at Georgia State, 
graduated from Ocilla High 
School in 1947 with first honor. 

Her parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. E. 
Howard who have lived in Ocilla 
for 20 years, are proud of their 
children and so is the Georgia . 
State College family. 

Miss L. C. Howard, who gradu- 
ated from Georgia State College 
in 1944, carried the message to 
Annie. The two are English ma- 
pors. At the time of Miss L. C. 
Howard's attendance at Georgia 
State, Miss Janie L. Lester headed 
the English Department. 

Carol A 


Charles Dickens' "A Christmas 
Carol" presented December 12, 
during the Georgia State College 
Vesper Hour proved a tremendous 

The play was given by the Eng- 
lish 103:1 class (Elements of Oral 
Expression) conducted by Miss 
Marseille A. Quinney. Miss Quin- 
ney is one of the few speech spe- 
cialists in the South. 

The properties committee were 
Miss Frankie Whitaker, chairman; 
Miss Gertrude Barton, Miss Juan- 
ita Mitchell, Miss Lizzie Hardie, 
Mr. Isaac Golden, Mr. James La- 
nier and Mr. James Elder. 

Sound effects were managed by 
Miss Juanita Mitchell; music by 
the double quartet; directed by Mr. 
H. Hatchett; lighting, Mr. Rep- 
pard Stone; make-up. Miss Ethel 
Jacobs. Stage managers were Mrs. 
Bennie Holsey and Mr. James El- 
der; directors, Misses Beulah V. 
Johnson and Marseille Quinney. 

Members o fthe cast were as 
follows: Mr. George Williams, Mr. 
Walter Cohn, Mr. Vernon Mitch- 
ell, Miss Jean Colston, Mr. Thom- 
as Daniel, Mr. James Bignon, Miss 
Delores Jefferson, Miss Helen 
Dunson, Miss Gladys Gaston, Mr. 
Walter Trice, Mr. Leo Williams, 
Mr. Reppard Stone, Miss Texanna 
Henderson, Miss Rubye Ridley, 
Mr, Adolphus Wiliams, Miss Pearl 
Smith, Miss Dorothy Logan, Mr. 
Riland Steward, Mr. Roy McClen- 
don, Miss Helen Dilworth, Miss 
Olga Bynes, Mr. Ransom Bell, 
Miss Lizzie Hardie, Mis3 Alberta 
James and Miss Louise Bryant. 



JANUARY, 1949 


Do You Know The 
Wright Family? 


Mr. Ted Wright and his family 
are such a dynamic group that this 
paper chose to introduce them to 
the public. All stories have their 
beginning and so does this one. 

Mr. Theodore A. Wright, head 
coach at Georgia State College 
was born the son of Albert and 
Eila Wae Wright in Baldwin, Kan- 
sas. His parents being members of 
the original territorial settlers, 
they were Spaniards. 

During his early life he tost his 
parents but he worked hard and 
through much sacrifice and a spir- 
it of perseverance which is an in- 
stinctive characteristic of the pres- 
ent Coach Wright, he managed to 
graduate from a Baldwin city high 
school. He went on to Baker Uni- 
versity where he was an in-serv- 
ice student teacher in 1925-26. 

He was married on May 17, 1928, 
Mrs. Wright is the former, Miss 
Thelma Louise Paige, daughter of 
Archie and Flossie Paige, of Sioux 
City, Iowa. Her grandmother was 
of an original tiibe of Sioux and 
Cherokee Indians. 

Mrs. Wright studied music at a 
Kansas City school. Her ambition 
was to become a concert pianist. 
She finished music at a music con- 
servatory after her marriage to 
"Ted" as her husband is called. 
After her graduation from the con- 
servatory she taught private mu- 
. sic classes. 

She gave up work to aid her 
husband in his work. Since then 
she has filled in where she was 
needed, which included doing his 
secretarial work since he has nev- 
er had a secretary. Now music has 
become secondary to her. Mrs. 
Wright is a very versatile person. 
One exemplification of her varied 
talents is the fact that she is a 
competent dress designer and is 
now designing and making the fa- 
miliar blue and gold uniforms for 
Georgia State's basketball cagers. 
So when you observe the dazzling 
beauty of the team's suits remem- 
ber its only one of the many con- 
tributions being made to thi3 in- 
stitution by the Wrights. 

Mr. and Mrs. Wright have gone 
on trips together for over twenty- 
one years. She remembers missing 
only four games. When the blessed 
event occurred, Ted, Jr., who was 
nicknamad, Bunky, was destined to 
become exposed to the travel fever. 
When he was only two years old, 
laying in a special swing, eh took 
his first automobile ride, three 
hundred and fifty miles. Ted, Jr., 
is one of the three children they 
now have. There are Noel and Pa- 
tricia Wright, the younger mem- 
bers of the family. 

Coach Wright, unlike many 
young boys, declares he had no se- 
cret ambitions and he doesn't at- 
tribute the choosing of his career 
to any particular inspiration. Nev- 
ertheless, track and field sport 
have become an integral part of 
his life. His past achievements 
proves this fact. 

He first coached as an in-serv- 
ice teacher at Baker University. 
Preceding his graduation, he 
taught at Talladega, Ala., for 3 
years and at Xavier University in 
New Orleans, La., for 14 years. He 
came to Georgia State in July of 
1947. The Wrights feel that Xavi- 
er was one of the most interesting 
places they have worked* 

"Anything you work for you 
live it." I can't contradict the 
lidity of the statement but this 
count proves the saying has some 
truth. When the Wrights came to 
Xavier there was no facilities for 
boarding students and no publii 
relation manager. They solved the 

Some Sparkling Personalities of 1948-1949 

Students — Miss Rhunell Edinfield, Miss Dorothy Lanier, Miss Graice Mincey, Miss Eunice Wright, 
Miss Martha Avery, Miss Lorese Davis, Miss Agness Griffin, Miss Lenoa Murphy, Miss Dillie P. Hill, 
Mr. Julian Davis, Miss Lucy Wooten, Mr. Willie E. Pugh, Mr. Riliand Stewart, Miss Lozzie Martin, 
Miss Grace, Miss Athlene Hughs, Miss Dorothy Parneli, Miss Magaline Beasley. Faculty— Mr. T. C. 
Myers, Miss Luella Hawkins, Mr. Nelson Freeman, Mr. Flex J. Alexis, Dr. B. T. Griffith, Mrs. Emma 
Wortham and Dean W. K. Payne. 

latter problem by sitting up 
nights after games and writing 
their sports news for publication 
until a public relation manager 
was secured. The athletes needed 
a place to stay and dining provis- 
ions, so Mrs. Wright solved this 
problem by cooking in large pots 
in which food for the entire team 
could be prepared. They went in- 
to town and bought silverware 
and dishes. They quartered the 
team in their home and through 
the season was spent with much 
discomfort, it proves where there's 
a will there's a way. The Wrights 
at Xavier, like early pioneers, 
proved man can defeat adverse 
circumstances. The next year the 
school system was improved. 

At Xavier, Coach Wright devel- 
oped many of his prized athletes. 
Boys who became national cham- 
pions. One of them being Jimmy 
McDaniel of Los Angeles, who be- 
came the first Negro in history to 
hold the title of National Singles 
Tennis champion. Another cham- 
pion was James Cowen, who play- 
ed in championship matches. He 
formed a crack basketball squad, 
"the Ambassadors'. 

This team was the championship 
team for three years. "This i 
one of the greatest teams of all 
times," proudly states Coach 
Wright. He spoke enthusiastically 
of these achievements. The cham- 
pionship qualities of his team is 
largely due, as he puts it, "we have 
a love for sports and children." 
About his career and why he fa- 
vored coaching, he said, "I don't 
know, I like it, and I'm interested 
in the students." 

His philosophy is mainly con- 
cerned with helping the children 
and he practices what he preaches, 
He has helped mold the lives of 
more than five hundred boys who 

are now very successful men in 
all walks of life. He refers with 
pride to Professor 0. L. Douglas, 
principal of Beach-Cuyler here in 
Savannah. He has aided 18 boys 
and girls by financing their way 
through school. Students who face 
suspension due to financial disa- 
bility, were snatched from hope- 
less despair by the kindly Wrights. 
They remembered times when they 
were so enchanted in their work 
they failed to eat sufficiently for 
a couple of days. 

The Wrights get the prizes for 
miles traveled. They have been in 
every state in the Union except 
one. In traveling they have gained 
intimate relationship with well 
known personalities as: Faye 
Young and Chest Washington, Ric 
Roberts, Marian Jackson, and 
many other sports writers. 

Social affairs get little attention 
from the Wrights, since their 
lives are a merry-go-round of ac- 
tivities. Mr. Wright coaches all the 
track and field games which gives 
him a year-round job. Their phi- 
losophies are in L connection with 
children, which explains their kind 

"We would want to be by other 
parent's children as we would want 
them to be by ours. We are nat- 
urally interested in young people." 
They like dances but seldom find 
time to attend them. Mrs. Wright 
plays for informal gatherings of- 
ten. Their inactiveness in social 
affairs is not only due to the time 
required to effect success in Coach 
Wright's field but they believe 
what they are doing is more im- 
portant than other things. 

Can you conceive of people so 
gallant, so conscious of their fel- 
low man's welfare being called 
selfish? Our human relationships 
would be a lot better if we all were 

as generous and unselfish. 

Many of the boys call M.. and 
Mrs. Wright "Robe and Mom", the 
reason for the former title could 
not be determined. This reveals the 
intimate relations that exist be- 
tween coach and player — this is 
the kind of unity that builds great 

I have attempted to share with 
you the experiences of some of 
God's finest people. I hope you be- 
lieve as I do that Coach Wright is 
more than a gieat coach. The fact 
that the boys he coaches value his 
opinion and judgment; allow hin 
to share their most precious se- 
crets and difficult problems. The 
fact that their home is always 
open to provide a welcome, friend- 
ly, home-like atmosphere for those 
away from home, proves that he is 
a father to humanity. 

Now you know a favorite collegi 
family. YOU KNOW THE 

Open Columbia U. 

although steamship accomodations 
will be arranged for students not 
wishing to fly. 

The session is open to mature 
and responsible American citizens 
from all parts of the United 
States. The estimated total cost 
for all essential expenses from 
point of embarkation and return, 
including tuition for two courses 
will be about $860. Applications 
should be made immediately. A 
special booklet of information is 
available on request. Address Sum- 
mer Session in Europe, New 
School, 66 West Twelfth Street, 
New York, 11, New York. 

Open Columbia 
U. This Summer 

six-weeks session in Europe 
for next summer has just been ar- 
■anged by the New School for So- 
cial Science in New York in co- 
operation with World Study tours, 
Columbia University Travel Serv- 
ice. The purpose of the session, 
according to President Bryan J. 
Hovde of the New School is two- 
fold, — "to afford American stu- 
dents the opportunity to study po- 
litical and economic conditions at 
first hand in this time of crisis, 
and thus to gain a clearer insight 
into existing problems, and sec- 
ond to advance the cause of inter- 
national understanding through 
the free mingling with peoples of 
other lands." Special emphasis 
will be laid on the political and 
economic aspects of the European 
Recovery Program and the work 
of the United Nations' Ecnomic 
Commission for Europe, East- 
West relations and the problems 
of Germany. 

The New School for Social Re- 
search, lanking institution for 
higher adult education in the 
country, offers over 300 courses 
each term to some 7000 students, 
many of whom are working for 
bachelor's and advanced degrees. 
The New School faculty is a dis- 
tinguished one, composed of many 
international schools drawn from 
leading universities both in this 
country and in Europe. 

The summer session will be held 
in three European cities, an Eng- 
lish industrial city to be selected, 
Paris, and Annecy, France, near 
Geneva. Three separate groups of 
approximately seventy students 
each will visit each country for 
two weeks, studying under lead- 
ing American scholars assisted by 
European professors and experts. 
Graduate, undergraduate and 
"alertness" credit may be earned. 
Non-credit students will not be 

In addition to attending classes 
for six weeks, every student will 
visit London and take a bus trip 
from Annecy to Brussels via 
Berne, Basle. Mulhouse, Stras- 
bourg, Saarbruck, Luxembourg, 
Cologne and Essen. Each student 
will be given one week off to go 
where he pleases. 

Three courses of 30 hours each 
will be offered. These will consist 
of a general or orientation course 
on the history and culture of the 
countries visited, a course on the 
political and current problems of 
England, France, Switzerland and 
Central Europe. A member of the 
New School faculty will be in 
charge of the orientation program 
in each center and will call upon 
visiting lecturers selected from 
local universities and experts in 
various fields. A political scien- 
tist and an economist from the 
New School will accompany each 
group for the entire session. Lec- 
tures will be supplemented by vis- 
its and field trips to cultural cen- 
ters, industrial plants, schools, 
government agencies and the like. 

The first group, to be made up 
largely of teachers working for 
"alertness" or additional credit, 
will leave the United States on 
July 5, returning September 4 in 
time for the opening of public 
schools; the second group, open to 
undergraduates of at least junior 
standing working for their Bache- 
lor's degree, will leave on July 6, 
arriving home, September 6; the 
third group, limited to graduate 
students, departs July 15 and gets 
back on September 20. 

Travel to and from the United 
States will be by chartered planes, 
(See column at left) 

The Tiger's Roar 


VOLUME 2, Number 4 


MAY. 1949 

Student Activities Hold Spotlight 

"Toki" Women's 
Council Guest 

"Some people come into the 
world possessing charm," Mrs. 
Toki Schalk Johnson, said Sun- 
day, April 10 as she delivered the 
opening address as the Women's 
Council of Georgia State College 
held its initial program of its 
fourth annual Charm Week ob- 

The women's editor of Americas' 
largest Negro newspaper added 
that there are others who must 
develop charm. You must have 
the fundamental quality of hu- 
mility ... if you desire charm, 
Mrs. Johnson said. 

"Charm is something that 
reaches out. Shy people who have 
forced themselves or have been 
forced to come to college very ral- 
ly possess charm. In college it is 
impossible to shelter yourself from 
other people. College students or 
people in general are not inter- 
ested in your happiness. If you've 
got to complain, go into your own 
room to do so. 

"The ability to walk into a door- 
way with your head up denotes 
pride . . . and pride is funda- 
mentally important along with 
charm. Education is necessary to 
bring out <jnVrm, Read everything 
that you can get such as Seventeen 
and Mademoiselle. 

Mrs. Johnson then listed several 
items which she termed hints." 
They included: 

1. Choose your clothes careful- 
ly, (2) Keep your figure, (3) Be 
careful in your makeup, (4) be 
as charming at home as away and 
(5) have faith in yourself. 
Continued on page 3 

Georgia State College Band on Parade 

STOLE SPOTLIGHT . . . The famous Georgia State College marching band stole the spotlight in 
the recent Army Day parade as it appeared in the number one non-military position. It is shown 
here as the parade moved down Bull street after passing through the heart of the city. The GSC out- 
fit was the only Negro band in the parade. 


Radio listeners of WSAV, local 
NBC station in Savannah, had the 
opportunity to hear the Rev. Hom- 
er C. MeEwen speak from the col- 
lege auditorium on January 30, 
Rev. MeEwen is the pastor 
of the First Congregational church 

Rev. McEveen 

in Atlanta, Ga. He was assisted 
by several local ministers, a Cath- 
olic priest, and Jewish rabbi, and 
several others who helped to make 

Annua! Spelling-Oratorical 
Contest Held at GSC 

The Fifth Annual Statewide Oratorical and spelling 
Contests sponsored by Georgia State College were held 
March 25, 1949 in the auditorium of Meldrim Hall at the 

Throughout the Spelling Contest the audience was held 
spellbound as Adolphus Carter, Beach-Cuyler, Savannah stu- 
dent spelled words upon words to win his second spelling 
crowd in as many years on Friday afternoon, March 25. 

The Oratorical contest was 
equally as thrilling as an inspir- 
ed student, Ethel Jones of L. S. 
Ingraham High School, Sparta, 
Ga., spoke her way into the many 
hearts within the audience, and on 
to a most deserving victory. 

Miss Ida Mae Sapp, Evans 
County High, Claxton, favored to 
capture the spelling crown was 
the winner of the second honors, 
closely followed by Freddie Mays, 
Staley High, Americus, third hon- 
ors, and Albert Lee Hall, Dasher 
High, Valdostn, winning fourth 

Miriam Thomas, Beach-Cuyler, 
Savannah was the runner-up in 
the Oratorical contest, with Lu. 
cille Blister, Brooks high, Quit 
man and tEula Francis of Todd- 

College Band 
Stages Concert 

The college band under the di- 
rection of Bandmaster J. J. Bal- 
lou was featured recently in a 
concert in Meldrium- Auditorium. 

The band displayed unprecedent- 
ed musical ability which caused 
proud rounds of applause to pro- 
ceed each rendition. It was notic- 
ed that the band possessed a num- 
ber of new instruments that fur- 
ther contributed to its perform- 
ance. The group effectively play- 
ed from its repertoire such num- 
bers as Georgia Gershwins "The 
Man I Love," "Yale," college song 
and a number of spirited marches 
. . . Maestro Ballon with grace- 
ful bows, acknowledged the ap- 
plause of the audience. He was 
rewarded for the long hours he 
had devoted to developing the type 
of musical aggregation represen- 
tative Georgia State College. 

Religious Emphasis Week At 
ie a Success 

the Religious Emphasis Week a 

The national evangelist sppke to 
his Radio audience on the subject, 
"Something To Live By." The 
able minister concerned himself 
with the importance of man's 
seeking a goal in life and having 
a principle to guide him through 
life. He climaxed his address by 
stating : "Men die because they 
have nothing to live by. Even 
though they don't die physically, 
they die spiritually." 

The gospel prophet expounded 
the truth that unless man can lay 
hold upon faith in God, he has 
nothing to live by. He concluded 
with this challenge; "The world 
dies because it has nothing to live 
by. Even those who do not lan- 
guish and destroy themselves phy- 
sically, die spiritually. In desper- 
ation men about themselves, try- 
ing to find something tangible 
upon which to pin their hopes and 
aspiration, But this something, 

(Continued on Page 2) 

Giant high. Dni'icn finishing thi rd 

and fourth, respectively. 

TRe prizes 550, first; 525, sec- 
ond; $15, third and $10 fourth, 
were awarded by President James 
A. Colston, who in making the 
awards praised the participants, 
their coaches and the individuals 
responsible for the staging of such 
a successful venture. He was 
especially high in praises of Mr. 
Hershal Jenkins of the Savannah 
Morning News-Evening Press, 
donor of the awardB. 

Negro Newspaper Week is Observed 
At Georgia State 

GSC Faculty 
Member Makes 
Honor Society 

Mrs. Sylvia E, Bowen, instruc- 
tor in mathematics at Georgia 
State College, was recently initi- 
ated into the Columbia Univers : _'.y 
chapter (Alpha Epsilo".; of 
Lamba Theta. The orgunizatian 
is a national honor and profes- 
sional association of women in the 
field of education with membership 
based on scholarship exclusively. 

Mrs. Bowen holdfe the A. B. d< 
gree from Hunter ' College and re- 
ceived the M.A. degree from Co. 
lumbia last Spring. She is a na- 
tive of New "York. The initiation 
ceremony was held at the Women's 
Faculty club of (Columbia. Follow- 
ing the ceremony a dinner was 
held at the I/ien's Faculty club 
with Mrs. Friinklin D. Roosevelt 
as guest speakfer. 

The Tiger's Roar, Student Pub- 
lication, and the Journalisjii Class 
of Georgia State College partici- 
pated in a series of , activities to 
observe Negro Newspaper Week. 
Activities during tjne week included 
a forum and ayvesper program. 

Mr. Marion/P. Jackson, a grad- 
uate of Mforehouse college and 
Sports. Editor of the Atlanta Daily 
World, was the guest speaker. He 

Marion Jackson 

Dean Brown 

Visits College 

Reverend I Charles H. Brown, 
Dean of Theology and Professor 
of Homileties at Benedict College 
in Columbia S. C, visited the 
Georgia State College on April 1, 
1949. Deaii Brown holds the A.B. 
Degree fro;m Morehouse College; 
(Continued on Page 2) 

was introduced by Miss Mildred . 
L. Burch, Administrative Assistant 
to the President. The nationally 
known writer used for his subject 
"The Function of The Negro 

The Editor in his address gave 
an historical review of the Negro 
Press past and present. He also 
told of the acute need for trained 
journalists on the field and in the 
classroom, as well as institutions 
to train these men. The news- 
paperman stirred interest in the 
(Continued on Page 2) 






Paul L. Howard : Editor-in-Chief 

Ray field Oliver Managing Editor 

Walter J. Leonard Make-up Editor 

William Brown City Editor 

Juanita Simmons Society Editor 

Charles Cole Sports Editor 

Daisy B. Porter Feature Editor 

Inez Singleton Exchange Editor 


Clifford E. Hardwick Business Manager 

Lonzy Powell -. Circulation Manager 

Melvin Jackson Advertising Manager 

Mamie Pleasant Bookkeeper 

Thomasea Scott Clerk 

Mary Hamilton Typist 

Elaine V. Williams 8 Typist 


Gloria Sheffield Assistant, Sport 

Virginia Baker Assistant, Society 


Blanchard William Composing Foreman 

Irean I. Horton Composer 


Hosea J. Lofton Staff Reporter 

Madeline J. Mcintosh Staff Reporter 

Dorothy Mclver Reporter 

Joseph B. Bowman Reporter 

William P. McLemore Reporter 

Evelyn Martin Reporter 

Evelyn Maxey Reporter 

Sylvester Futch Reporter 


Hiriman McGee Editorial 

Melvin Jackson Editorial 

Lonzy Powell Editorial 


Forums and other religious programs are sponsored by 
the Young Men's Christian Association and the Young Wom- 
en's Christian Association. 

The educational program of the College consists of four 
divisions: Agriculture, Division of Arts and Sciences, Di- 
vision of Home Economics and Divisons of Trades and In- 
dustres. For information pertinent to enrolling at Georgia 
State College please write: 

Office of the Registrar 

Georgia State College 

State College Branch 

Savannah, Gorgio 


An Editorial 

This issue of THE TIGER'S ROAR, designated as the 
High School Edition, is designed primarily for high school 
students who are desirous of information about and with 
■a view toward entering Georgia State College. 

In it we are attempting to take YOU behind the scenes 
of Georgia State College. This is done in two ways, via use 
of our Speed Graphic camera, and personal messages from 
the President, the Dean of Faculty, division heads, depart- 
ment heads, members of the faculty and the students 

We thimk Georgia State College is a swell place to go 
to college. YOU'LL find that its cordial at all times and 
its family dedicated to public service. 

Possessing one of the strongest faculties in this section ; 
one that is being strengthened at every available oppor- 
tunity, Georgia State CoL'^ge is equipped to develop the 
total individual. Th College is concerned that each student 
live deeply and happily as a socially balanced, spiritually 
mature person. 

Georgia State College is located five miles from Sa- 
vannah in the township of Thunderbolt. Savannah is rich 
in historical literature and presently is Georgia's largest and 
chief seaport. 

The palm-lined, moss-ladened campus stamps itself as 
the most beautiful campus in this area. Its natural beauty 
is unique in itself. All this lends itself to a wholesome and 
pleasant atmosphere for study. 

Georgia State College was established by the legislature 
of 1890 in connection with the State University for the edu- 
cation and training of Negro students. It is a four-year 
institution supported through the Board of Regents of the 
University System of Georgia and accredited by the South- 
ern Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools and the 
State Department of Education. 

Cultural development is but one phase of life on the 
campus. The committee on cultural activities brings to the 
campus through its music, art, and lecture series world- 
renowned artists of the concert stage and significant writers 
and thinkers of our time. Special programs planned for 
each quarter bring top-flight performers to the College 
Community. Campus music groups provide additional op- 
portunities for enjoyment through concerts, speciftl appear- 
ances, and broadcasts. 

Opportunities for worship and for the development of 
Christian idealism are offered the students at Georgia State 
College. The College sponsors a Protestant service each 
Sunday morning, a mass for Catholic students, and a Vesper 
Hour each Sunday evening. , 

An Opportunity 
To Serve 


The coming years offer to the 
young college-trained man or wom- 
an an unlimited chance to serve 
his fellow-citizens. For, at least 
the next decade, we will find our- 
selves confronted with vast and 
far-reaching alternations in the 
cultural, economic, and political 
patterns of this country as well 
as the world at large. These 
changes, without a doubt, will af- 
fect every community in the na- 
tion; and in many instances the 
effect will not be favorable to the 
easily-disturbed masses of people. 
Confusion will be the spirit of the 

Such a situation will call for 
trained men of integrity who stand 
for right, men who believe in the 
equality of human dignity. But 
above all, the situation will call 
for unselfish men, men who de- 
rive joy from serving and helping 
their fellowmen. 

The young professional Negro 
man, regardless of hie particular 
field of endeavor, must play an 
active, helpful role in the civic 
program of his community. And. 
f the existing program does not 
meet the needs of the people, it 
lis moral duty to use every 
ounce of his influence and knowl- 
edge in the realization of a pro 
gram that does. He cannot ren- 
der such services unless he meets 
the above knowledge of certain 
techniques of leadership as well 

At present, as in the past, too 

any Negro youths motivated by 
selfishness enter colleges and uni- 
versities. The results is that our 
■ace lacks a sufficient number of 
ntelligent, sincere leaders, Col- 
lege-trained Negroes in hundreds 
of small towns concern themselves 
only with personal gain, so that 
today the masses of Negroea live 
n a state of confusion. The col- 
ege-trained man who concerns 
himself only with personal gains, 
and works for narrow ends is ex- 
ploiting his real function or is 
ignorant of his duty. A college- 
irained man should . work for the 
[■tegration of society and for the 
ettermen of his fellowman. 

The question is not whether or 
not he will desert his opportunity 
for security entirely in order to 
render free service. The question 
s merely; will he help his race, 
ir will be exploit and hinder his 

Only the individual student can 
decide for himself the manner in 
which he will answer. Fifteen mil- 
lion Negroes are waiting for your 

Dean Brown Visit 

(Continued from Page 1) 

B.D., degree from Overlin Grad- 
uate School of Theology and the 
S.T.M. Degree from Overlin Grad- 
uate School of Theology. The pur- 
pose of his visit to GSC was to 
recruit young men and women to 
study in the field of religion. 
Courses of study are offered at 

Tax Referendum 

The rejection of the tax refer- 
endum on April 6, clearly illus- 
trates the feeling of a populace 
already over-burdened with high 
taxes which are not uniform with 
the earning power of the average 
citizen; likewise, it was a rejec- 
tion of any form of sales tax and 
the nuisances which usually go 
along with this type of tax. 

The overall tax program would 
have been a burden to the public; 
however, this does not say that 
the public is not in favor of im- 
proving health and educational fa- 
cilities throughout the state. Had 
the voters been allowed to vote 
for the program in part the re- 
sult would have heen far more 

Our Legislature should here- 
after use the pass episode as an 
example in any other referendum 
to be placed before the public. At 
least two methods of taxation 
should be included along with pro 
visions to vote in-part for oi 
against the different utilities to 
be improved through increased 

A referendum on the same 
sues and patterned along the lines 
of the preceding suggestions would 
possibly have a result in favor of 
taxes for health and educational 
improvements instead of a com' 
plete rejection by such a large 
majority. MOST PARENTS DE- 


Negro Newspaper Week 

(Continued from 


Negro Press and the vital role it 
plays as the country's medium oi 
mass communication. In his words, 
the Negro reporter gets the news 
wherever it happens, as it hap- 

Other participants on the pro- 
gram included: Mr. Charles Cole, 
Sports Editor for the Tiger's 
Roar; Miss Gloria Sheffield, A: 
sistant to the Sports Editor of 
the Tiger's Roar; Mr. Charles J. 
Smith, III, Publicity Director of 
Georgia State College and Mr- 
Paul' L. Howard, Editor-in-Chief 
of the Tiger's Roar. 

Other representatives of Negro 
Newspapers included: Mr. Frank 
Freeman, Photographer and writ- 
er for the Savannah Herald; Mr. 
Wilton C. Scott, Public Relation 
Director of Georgia State College, 
and Miss Willie Mae Ayers, assist- 
ant to the Publisher of the Sa- 
vannah Tribune; and Mr. Tommie 

Benedict College to make students 
proficient in the following areas of 
the Christian Ministry; Urban and 
Rural Pastorate, Missionary work, 
inister to College students. 
Teachers of Religion, Church So- 
cial Workers, Directors of Religi- 
ous Educations and Military Chap- 

MAY, 1949 

The Editor Speaks 

I am sure you will agree with 
me that the student newspaper 
is an indispensable organ in the 
college program. Through it acti- 
vities . . . can be publicized. To 
the college student I have found 
that a student paper is a co-op- 
erative function, an activity that 
everyone can help make directly 
or indirectly a success. It is the 
student body's prize possession. 

The Tiger's Roar exchange sys- 
tem, this year, has been developed 
to a very high degree. We may 
note here that this is the first 
time Georgia State College, stu- 
dents operated an exchange sys- 
tem. At present the system in- 
cludes such institutions as Fisk 
University, Virginia State, South- 
ern University, Albany State, and 
the University of South Dakota, 
and over one hundred other col- 
leges and universities in the coun- 

The student newspaper affords 
the English or journalism student 
an opportunity for practical ap- 
plication of his ability. Even the 
pure journalists who writes for the 
sake of the art receives the ex- 
perience and benefit in this inter- 
esting field. He learns to speak 
correctly and clearly when doing 
interviews. He comes in contact 
with a great cross section of hu- 
man personality. 

There is a critical shortage of 
well trained Negroes in this field. 
The student who works with the 
school paper obtains a wealth 
of knowledge about journalism. He 
gets the knack of the atmosphere 
and if he likes it, "won another 
journalist. "Being exposed to thi3 
kind of activity means a lot to 
the student. He becomes alert, 
neat, and critical. He learns to 
observe and most of all to think 
constructively. One of the main 
qualifications of a journalist is 
to be accurate. 

(Continued on Page 3) 

Religious Emphasis 

(Continued from Page 1) 
they feel must be something 
which one can see and manipulate. 
Hence far too many of us force 
ourselves to be satisfied with 
things that are not big enough to 
inspire our supreme devotion. 
Family, social group, race, religi- 
ous sect — none of these partial loy- 
alties are either full controllable 
or passably satisfying . . ." 

The following are students who 
participated in the Religious Em- 
phasis Week program: Joseph 
Bristow, President, Newman 
Club; Theodore Brown, President, 
Dramatic Club; William Clemons, 
President, YMCA; Agnes Griffin, 
Hall, President, Veterans Club; 
President, Rodelta Club; Charlea 
Arthur L. Hart, President, Hill 
Hall Dormitory Council; Paul L. 
Howard, President Press Club ; 
Prince A. Jackson, President, Stu- 
dent Council; Alfred Jones, Presi- 
dent Chapel Choir; Walter J. 
Leonard, President, NAACP; 
Mary L. Lindsey, President, Ca- 
milla Hubert Hall Dormitory 
Council; Hewitt Lundy, President 
Senior Class ; Dorothy McNair, 
President, Home Economics Club; 
Edward Pierson, President, De- 
bating Club; Benjamin Quattle- 
jaum, President, Freshman Class; 
Thomas Roundtree, Vice-President, 
Agricultural Association ; Gloria 
Sheffield, Member of the Junior 
Class; Josie Spencer, President 

WCA ; and Malcolm Thomas, 

resident, Band and Orchestra. 

The committee on Religious Life 
of Georgia State College was 
headed by Rev. Ernest W. Arm- 
strong, Sr., Chairman, College 
Minister and Assistant Professor 
of Social Science. The Assistants 
the committee on Religious life 
was headed by Miss Ann L. Eason, 
Secretary, Office of Student Per- 

MAY, 1949 




The Town 

Miss Simmons 


He who knows not, and knows 
.not that he knows not, is a fool, 
shun him. He who knows not, and 
knowns that he knows not, is a 
child, teach him. He who knows, 
and knows not that he knows, is 
asleep, wake him. He who knows, 
and knows that he knows, is wise, 
follow him- 

Some of the seniors were out 
doing their field work last quar- 
ter at various places. Here is hop- 
ing that all of them came out 
successfully. Mrs. Blanche B. Wil- 
liams was doing her practice-teach- 
ing in Elementary Education over 
at the Training School, Mrs. Verna 
Armstrong, East Broad Street 
School, Elementary Education, 
Miss Thelma Moss and Mr. Lonzy 
Power were at Beach High School 
in the English Department, and 
Miss Ada P. Johnson, Social 
Science, Waycross, Georgia. 

This quarter, other seniors will 
go to various places to do their 
student-teaching. I am wishing all 
of you good luck and hope that 
you, too will come out s 
fully. This luck applies to myself 
also for- 1 will be at Beach High 
in the English Department. 

On Friday evening, January 28. 
in Wilcox gymnasium, the mem- 
bers of Georgia State College 
Family presented a dance to aid 
in the drive for Infantile Paralysis 
which was put over in a big way. 

Joe Bristow and his Bee-Bop 
Band furnished the music for this 
affair and, as always, the music 
was swell and enjoyed by thi 
crowd that attended. 

The Georgia State College Play 
ers Guild presented a splendid 
drama, The Silver Cord, in three 
acts by Sidney Howard in Mel- 
drim Auditorium, Friday evening, 
February 4, which was enjoyed 
by every one who was there. 

I see that we have quite a num- 
ber of studen.ts who' graduated in 
the January class of Beach High 
School namely: Marjorie Jones, 
Earl Greene, Dorothy Stevens, Lois 
Bennett, Fedora Bagby, Marie Far- 
ley, Essie Mae Bowman, Mary Jane 
Smith, Frank Ingram, and many 

We are very glad to have all of 
you as members of our family. I 
do hope that you will love dear 
ole State as much as we do and 
that you will enjoy heing here. 
The Georgia State College Family 
ib the best family that anyone 
can become a member. 

Georgia State College students 
were represented at the game that 
they played Fort Valley college 
in Macon, Georgia. Those who were 
there include: Crawfort and Albert 
Bryant, Perry "Spud" Williams, 
■ Charles Wardlaw, Ted Holmes, and 
Joe ^Turner. 

The game was very good even 
though we lost with a score of 
40-49. There is a tie between the 
two teams for we beat them at 
home and they beat us there. 
Seemingly, both teams are very 

Saturday evening, February 5, 
The Women's Council gave a won- 
derful dance in Wilcox gymnasium 
which was highly enjoyed by the 
crowd that attended. 

For this gala affair, Joe Bris- 
tow and his Bee-Bop Band furnish- 
ed the syncopation with Mr. Mer- 
vin Jackson and Mr, Nathan For- 
ster vocalising the sentimental 
pieces. I must add here that Mr. 
Jackson certainly did a wonderful 
job of sinking Trees. It was 
well done iliat he was requested 
to sing it rnrain. Mr. Forster w: 
at his best in singing Stardust 
which is quite old but is still liked 
by a number of people. Keep the 
good work up gentlemen for I do 
believe that you will go places. 

Various Interest Groups are 
coming almg nicely with their 

The Zeta Phi Beta Sorority gave 
a Tea on Sunday evening of Jan- 
uary 1G, from 4:00 to 5:30 in 
Camilla Hubert Hall for all those 
who are interested in the Zeta 
Pbi Beta Sorority, 

The Deltj Sigma Theta Sorority 
gave a Tea on Sunday evening, 
January 23, in Camilla Hubert Hall 
for those who are interested in 
becoming members of the Delta 
Sigma Theu Sorority. The Tea 
was enjoyej and a large crowd 
was present. 

The Alpha Interest Group are 
progressing nicely with Crawford 
Bryant as President. 

They organized a basket-ball 
team with one of their members 
as Coach. They played a number 
of games and have won each game 
that they played. 

This Interest Group initiated two 
members intt their organization 
some time agj who are: Alvin Sea- 
brook and Prince Jackson. 

On February 1G, the Alpha In- 
terest Group jecame known as the 
Sphinx Club. 

A Smoker was given on the 
date mentioned above at the beauti- 
ful home of Dr. Collier, Jr„ which 
was enpoyed jy more than ewenty 
young men who were present. 

At this gab affair, members of 
the Interest Group of the Alpha 
Phi Alpha Fiaternity were given 
pins by the P-esident of the Chap- 
ter in Savannah. 

On February 17, the Collegiate 
Council presented a Talent \Show 
in Meldrim which was one of the 
best that ha? ever been given. 

Those who participated on tht 
program thrilled the crowded audi- 
ence and shuv/ed the on-lookers 
what wonderful talent they pos- 

Two prizes were given away by 
the master of ceremonies to the 
ones that the audience thought the 
best with the final decisions made 
by the judges. 

Miss Dorothy Gambrell, represent- 
ing Camilla Hubert Hall, won first 
prize singing a beautiful classic 
ong. The second prize was won 
by Georgia State College Choir 

For this affair, Mr. Walter 
Leonard was the master of cere- 
monies. I must add here that he 
certainly did a wonderful job. 
^ETuring Man-h 14-15, in Meldrim 
Auditorium, the First Annual In- 
stitute on Education for Marriage 
and Family Life was held at Geor- 
gia State College sponsored by the 
Student Personnel Council. 

The theme on the program was 
this: "Meeting present Day Chal- 
lenges To Marriage and the 

Yesterday is gone forever.To- 
morrow may never come. Today is 
the day of all times. 

A Dance So Others Might 

"Let's dance so that others might walk," was the slogan as Georgia State College students Staged a 
benefit dance for the Infantile Paralysis drive Friday evening on February 4, 1949 in the Wilcox 

Campus Community 
Club Organized 

By M. G. Harrison 

^S'he women of the faculty, wives 
of faculty members and women of 
the immediate community have or- 
ganized themselves into the Camp- 
us Community Club. The officers of 
this group are Mrs. W. W. Colston, 
President; Mrs. M. G. Haynes, vice- 
president; Miss Luella Hawkins, 
recording secretary, Mrs. Mar- 
guerite Long, corresponding sec- 
retary; Mrs. Varnetta Frazier, 
treasurer; Mrs. Carl Flipper, chap- 
tain; Miss M. G. Harrison, re- 
porter. , 

During the month of December 
the club members collected and 
wrapped gifts for the girls in the 
protective home located just off 
the campus. We also actively par- 
ticipated in the Christmas cele- 
bration for the children of Thun- 
der bolt. This program was given 
on our campus, at the campus 
Christmas Tree. On February 14, 
the club women entertained them- 
selves at a very attractive Val- 
entine party at the Community 
House. Various card games wen 
played. The Committee on refresh, 
ments, of which Mrs. Dora Mar 
tin was chairman, served a most 
delightful and colorful repast, 


Gess, this weather certainly is 
changeable. However, it doesn't 
affect the love birds any, be it cold, 
warm, hot, or rainy. Lately, we 
have been having some lovely 
weather and the guys and gals 
are really taking the advantage 
of it. 

Let me tell you gone people a 
thing or two. Listen now while I 
do the gabbing, Girls, for every 
woman who makes a fool out of a 
man, there is another woman who 
makes a man out of a fool. So — 
don't try that out for you'll end 
up being sorry. Did you girls 
know that there are only two kind 
men? Well there are — for 
there are those who love women, 
and these make you unhappy; 
those who do not love women, and 
these bore you. Now isn't that 
the truth? Now boys, remember 
this and think about it: What you 
do for a woman, she may forget, 
but what you have failed to do, 
that will she always remember. 
How true — how true. Pick up now 
guys and don't say that I didn't 
warn you. 

(Continued onPage 8) 

Noted Sorority 
At Georgia 

*"1Wrs. Sallie Parham, Grand 
Basileus of the Sigma Gamma Rho 
Sorority, delivered an inspiring ad- 
dress on the purpose and the his- 
tory of Grek Letter organizations 
at a special assembly in Meldri 
Auditorium recently. 

The program was presented at 
Georgia State College by the Col 
lege Aurora Club of Sigma Gam 
ma Sorority. Miss Edna Ligon, 
President of the Aurora Club, in- 
troduced Grand Basileus Parham 
as a YWCA worker, and an in- 
terested person in the affairs of 
Young women. Mrs. Parham came 
to the college from her St. Louis, 
Missouri office. 

The timely program featured 
vocal solos by Misses Lois Bennett 
and Rose Lotson, an instrumental 
solo by Miss Marjory Jones, Pray- 
er by Miss Julia Jones and Bene- 
diction by Miss Rether Shank. 

Remarks were made by Dean 
W. K. Payne. He said, "We are 
pleased with the program the So- 
rorities are putting on here at 
our college and we believe that 
the members who are elected are 
worthy of these nationally known 

The entire student body enjoyed 
the program as well as the faculty 

Leader Speaks 
State College 

Zeta Interest Group 

With Mrs. Ella Webb (as advisor, 
the Zeta Phi Beta Interest Group 
is well under way. The follow- 
ing persons are our officers: 

President Rut Steel; Vice-Presi- 
dent Rebecca W. Edwards; Secre- 
tary Juanita Lunon; Treasurer 
Lauretta Williams; and Reporter 
Myrtle Foy. 

The members of our interest 
group are: Miss Dorothy McNair; 
MJss Helen Graham; Miss Gloria 
Clover, Miss Annie Cato. The 
group has plans for a Silver Tea 
and a Chapel program which are 
to be soon. 

Garden Club 

Plants Roses 

VThe efforts of the Georgii 
State's Garden Club were re 
warded by the appearance of i 
beautiful yess rose, on the campu: 
Tuesday, February 8. There are 
at present nine of these bushes in 
the lot which will soon be aug- 
mented by others. 

Other spots being beautified by 
the garden club include the ap- 
iach to the College Inn where 
larkspurs, snapdragons, and pan- 
ies have been planted ; and the 
front of Boggs Hall where tulips 
ire expected to bloom. 

The club plans tours to out- 
itanding gardens in and around 

Some films recently shown by 
the garden club included : "Or- 
:hirds," "Gardening For Abund- 
ance" "Life Of Plants and Leaves 
and Terracing." 

The club has as it;i purpose beau- 
tifying the campus. 

The Editor Speaks 

, (Continued from Page 2) 
He gets the overall picture of 
college life and a certain degree 
of respect popularity and a well 
formed personality. 

Journalism Classes are being 
conducted at Georgia State Col- 
lege by Charles "Chuck" Smith 
who holds the M. A. degree in 
journalism from the State Uni- 
versity of Journal. He is a.lso 
co-advisor for the Tiger's Roar. 
His students are required to work 
with the school paper. His courses 
are well organized to embody 
tours of the local newspapers 
plants and many other related 
activities. Large numbers of stu- 
dents who are not primarily in- 
terested in a journalist's career 
have crowded the publication of- 
fice seeking a position with the 
paper. This stands self-evident that 
the domance of journalism has 
an attractive power to students 
of Georgia State College. 

Paul'W. Howard, Editor 
The Tiger Roar. 

Toki Women's 

(Continued from Page 1) 
Mrs. Johnson was introduced by 
Miss Charity Adams, coordinator 
of personnel services. The begin- 
ning of the program President 
James A. Colston welcomed Mrs. 
Johnson to Georgia State College 
and patd tribute to the women of 
the College for sponsoring such a 
program. Miss Jessie Collier, pres- 
ident of the Women's Council 

Mrs. Dorothy Lampkin, home 
economics instructor at Beach- 
Cuyler high school was the speak- 
er Tuesday morning at the last of 
the Charm Week programs. 



MAY, 1949 

Behind The Scenes At GSC 

In the following series of articles on this page by and 
about members of the Georgia State College_ faculty, ad- 
minislralion. staff, student body and facilities—the staff ot 
The TIGERS' KOAR presents an intimate picture des.gned 
o inform, acquaint, and enlighten-YOU-^s a Prospecfive 
student of the well-rounded life afforded students at Geor- 
gia State College. These articles are by no means conclu- 
de no is an^tt^^ made to "run" stories or interviews 
w th al he members of the staff, faculty and adm.mst na- 
tion For anv additional information just write the Office 
of the Registrar, Georgia State College.— bU. ^^___ 

Student Personnel Service 

About this time each year, there 
are thousands of students who are 
thinking the same thoughts that 
you are. These thoughts are all 
'about going to college. Perhaps 
we can help you make some of 
your decisions. 

I am sure that you will all agree 
that a college education is de- 
sirable for a satisfactory place 
in our world of today. If we agree 
on this, then there is only one 
problem left to solve. "Where shall 
I go to Colleger' Georgia State 
College, of course. 

Miss Charity E. Adams 

of the card catalogue, reference 
books, and magazines indexes. As- 
sistance is also e iven in tne se ~ 
lection of books that appeal to 
each student. 


Department of Fine Arts 

The Department of Fine Art at 
Georgia State College provides op- 
portunity for work in the Fine 
Arts, including Music and the 
Graphic Arts, for students who 
have special interests and abilities 
in these fields and for those who 
are interested in obtaining an 
intelligent understanding of the 
arts as a vital part of their gen- 
eral education. 

The Department also is con- 
cerned with cultivating the stu- 
dent .with innate musical talent 
into a product capable of de 
veloping and supplying the im- 
mediate needs of both elementary 
and secondary schools. 

Objectives of the Department of 
music includes: 

Here at G..S. C, we are work 
ing hard to make available for 
you all those activities which will 
help you become well-rounded citi- 
zens. In addition to the depart- 
ments which provide classroom 
work in many fields, Georgia State 
College provides a program in- 
cluding religious life activities, 
health services, student organiza- 
tions, dramatics, musical activities, 
intramural sports, and numerous 
other extra-class activities Which 
you will enjoy. 

Now, we have settled that ques- 
tion: Georgia' State College is the 
school. We invite you to write for 
information on how to register for 
training at G. S. C. 

Already, we have begun our 
plans to make life pleasant and 
profitable for you when you join 
our College family. 

Charity E. Adams, 
Coordinator of Student 
Personnel Services, 

1, The development of teachers 
and supervisors of school music. 
The development of direc- 
tors of community choruses. 

3. The development of direc- 
tors, of orchestrals and bands. 

4. The providing of material 
which influences appreciation of 
music and musical productions. 

5. The development of piano 
efficiency to the playing of stand- 
ard school music material at 

The course of study for the 
major in Music-Education includes 
practical application of theoretical 
material through student-assistant 


May I take this opportunity on 
behalf of the Administration of 
Georgia State College to extend 
our greetings, congratulations and 
best wishes as you approach the 
culminating event in your high 
school experiences. You are 
especially to be congratulated on 
this milestone in your educational 
development because you have been 
willing to stick to a task— to 
realize its completion— while many 
who started with you in the early 
years of their education have drop- 
ped by the wayside- Your com- 
munity, your state and your na- 
tion therefore depend on you, be- 
cause of the ability you have dem- 
onstrated, to continue to develop 
your talents so that you can make 
a maximum contribution to society. 
Going on to college is a method 
of continuing achievement for 
some of you and I urge that all 
of you who have the interest and 
ability to make plans in that di- 
rections. Georgia State College 
with its broad offerings will be 
able, I am sure, to contribute to 
your development should you select 
it as the college of your choice. 
The broad curriculum offerings, 
the many extracurricular activi- 
ties, a sympathetic Administration, 
a well-prepared faculty, and most 
pleasant surroundings are all 
available at our institution. We 
extend to' you a most cordial in- 
vitation to consider Georgia State 
College as you study educational 
services available to you. 

Felicitations and best wishes to 
you on your graduation from high 

The Library 

The Georgia State College Li- 
brary encourages all students to 
read widely in the field of fiction 
and non-fiction. It functions as a 
center through which students are 
enable to carry on many of their 
study and recreational activities, 
The growing collection of approxi- 
mately 15,00 books is supplement- 
ed by 170 magazines, 15 news- 
papers and a number of pamphlets 
At the beginning of each stu- 
dents' college career he or she 
receives class room instruction in 
the use of the library. A printed 
handbook serves further to ac- 
quaint them with the needed re- 
sources provided by the library. 
Whenever needed, the staff gives 
individual instruction in the use 

work with the various muscial 
groups of the campus. 

The Department of Fine Arts 
offers two courses in the Arts. In- 
troduction to Art analyzes the de- 
velopment of various art from the 
pre-historic period through the 
;ontemporary period with stress 
on the economic-sociological-poli- 
tical forces that determine large- 
ly the are from the particular 

Public School Art is designed 
essentially for the Elementary 
Education and Home-Economics 
majors. The emphasis in this 
course is placed on the psychology 
of the pre-adolescent child and 
hi<( attempts 'at self-expression. 
I Theareas involved also extend into 
I the economic-sociological forces 
that mold the personality of the 
child: his reactions, his observa- 
his interests and his repres- 



Division of Trades and 

The following courses are avail- 
able in the Division of Trades and 
Industries for entering students: 
automobile mechanics, automotive 
body and fender repair, general 
woodworking and carpentry, elec 
trical maintenance and repair 
masonry, machine shop practice, 
painting, radio repairing, and shoe 

Also available in the Division 
of Trades and Industries are 
courses leading to a Bachelor of 
Science degree with majors in the 
following: industrial education, in- 
dustrial arts, general shop, and 
building construction. 

W. B. Nelson, Director, 

The English Department 

Mr. J. Randolph Fisher believes 
that the future will provide bet- 
ter opportunities to professionals 
who can speak the English lan- 
guage effectively. The Howard 
University graduate listed the Ob- 
jectives of the English Depart- 
ment as follows: 

The aim of the Department of 
Language and Literature is to help 
the student become proficient in 
oral and written language, and 
to help him develop an apprecia- 
tion for good literature. 

A student who has successfully 
pursued English as his major sub- 
ject should have some power to 
discriminate between that which 
is genuinely great and that which 
is less great in literature, should 
have an intelligent acquaintance 
with a fair number of English 
masterpieces, should have some 
facility, taste and understanding in 
expression, and should have some 
idea of the main trends of Eng- 
lish and American thought. 

All freshman students are giv- 
en a placement test in English. 
Those passing the test enter Eng- 
lish 101; those who fail are plac- 
ed in non-credit groups accord- 
ing to the score made in the test. 
If at the end of the quarter a 
student passes the test and has 
done creditable work, he is given 
credit for his work and is allowed 
to take English 102. Students are 
required to pass the test before 
they receive credit for their work. 
Students who show a very high 
proficiency may be allowed to en 
ter English 102. 

A student majoring in English 
Language and Literature must 
take 55 credits in the course in 
language, composition, literature 
and speech offered by the Depart- 
ment. A minor in English requires 
45 credits for completion. Not 
more than one course in composi- 
tion may be taken at a time. The 
specific courses requirements for 
both major, and minor are the 
best and written by the best rec 
ognized authors. 

English Department 

The Dean of Faculty 

The organization of the modern 
college is like many other insti- 
tutions- The college has developed 
its present pattern or organization 
to meet specific needs in the pro- 
gram of higher education. The 
growth of colleges in size and 
services has made it necessary for 
the President of the college to al- 
locate certain functions to other 
members of the faculty. These' 
other staff members, along with 
the President, are known as the 
administrative staff of the college. 
The Dean of Faculty of Georgia 
State College, with the members 
of the instructional staff, is re- 
sponsible for "the instruction pro- 
gram of the CoUege. He is ex- 
pected to coordinate the work of 
the four major divisions of the in- 
stitution — agriculture, arts and 
sciences, home economics and 
trades and industries. In the per- 
formance of these duties he is 
actively concerned with the pro- 
motion and development of good 
scholarship, good teaching, effec- 
tive curricula, and the administra- 
tion of such rules and regulations 
as the faculty shall make relative 
to the academic program. 

In addition to the foregoing 
duties the Dean of Faculty co- 
operates with other officers and 
instructors in providing oppor- 
tunities for maximum growth and 
development of each student. In 
this phase of the program he gives 
attention to student loads, at- 
tendance, success in classes, pro- 
gress in college, and problems af- 
fecting the student's scholastic 

Dean of Faculty 

Division of 
Arts and Science 

Try, Try -Try Again 

Miss Toki V. Johnson, women's 
editor of the .Pittsburgh Courier, 
in an address before the class in 
journalism advised students to 
work hard, learn something about 
everything, and to never give up 

Department of Education 

The Department of Education is 
organized to provide instruction 
and guidance for students who 
plan to enter the teaching profes- 
sion. It is an administrative unit 
in which a major program is of- 
fered in the field of elementary 
education. Students who plan to 
teach on the secondary level select 
their majors in the content sub- 
jects such as English, mathema- 
tics, social science, chemistry, bi- 
ology, etc. To these students the 
Department of Education functions 
in an advisory capacity. The De- 
partment plans and directs the 
professional education program of 
the prospective teachers. Informa- 
tion relating to certification and 
supply and demand of teachers on 
the various levels is kept up to 


Georgia State College is com- 
mitted to the idea of meeting the 
professional needs of in-service 
and pre-service teachers. Con- 
tinuous studies of the needs of 
schools and teachers in Georgia 
are carried on by the college in 
order that the program may be 
geared to current demands for 
teachers in the state. 

Students desiring to prepare for 
teaching careers will find at Geor- 
gia State rich opportunities to 
gain skill in using a variety of 
teaching skills and methods. An 
Education Laboratory, operating in 
conjunction with an Audio-Visual 
Center, a Reading Clinic, and an 
Art Center, insure opportunities 
for capable students to become 
superior teachers. A field experi- 
ence during the sophomore year 
enables the student to get first- 
hand information regarding the 
problems of teaching which the 
3tudent can use in planning his 
work during his last three years. 
The student receives steady help 
ih the use of techniques for furth- 
ering good human relations in the 
classroom and community. A col- 
lege placement service seeks to 
locate employment opportunities 
for qualified teachers. 

Dr. W. H. Brown, Director, 
Division of Arts and Sciences. 

The College Minister 

The greatest part of our ad- 
vancement comes through Religion. 
Here at Georgia State College is 
one of the best men in this modern 
era of religion; he is the Rev. 
Ernest J. Armstrong, college min- 
ister. When interviewed he map- 
ed his program as follows: , 

1. To help students develop "an 
attitude born of religion." 

2. To help develop students who 
vill be constructively critical of 
'seclarism of our age-" 

"In order to achieve these ob- 
jectives, the College Minister 
works with a student-faculty com- 
mittee of Religious Life, appoint- 
ed by the president, to develop, 
interpret, and execute the follow- 
ing program which is coordinated 
with the program of the Office 
of Student Personnel Service. 

1. Personal Counseling is one 
of the major activities of the col- 
lege minister. Counseling with stu- 
dents is approached in a variety 
of ways and in a number of places, 
such as: in his office, walking 
across the campus, riding to or 
from town, at social gatherings, 
in the dining room and College 
Inn, in the infirmary and hospital, 
Rev. Armstrong said. However, 
students should take advantage of 
the regular office hours for coun- 
seling, he added. 

2. The Sunday Morning All- 
College Religious Worship has no 
substitute in a college community. 
An experience of corporate (large 
group) worship reinforces one's 
confidence in himself, faith in his 
fellowman, and trust in his God. 
Our worship service deals with 
some of the major areas of re- 
ligious thoughts, such as: The 
meaning of God in Human Ex- 
perience; The place of the teach- 
ings of Jesus in our life as Col- 
lege people; A Knowledge of and 
appreciation for the world's Liv- 
(Continued on Page 8) 





Seeks To 

Help Students 

By Hosea J. Lofton 

There are great numbers of peo- 
ple suffering from an inability to 
'understand the printed page. 
Though they may not realize it, 
this deficiency seriously hampers 
their chance for normal adjust- 
ment to our complex society, since 
the written word is one of foui 
chief modes of mass communica- 
tion. Realizing the acute need 
of students for ■special training in 
this area, Georgia State College 
has made available a Reading 
■Clinic directed by Mrs. E. R. Cun- 

The purpose of the clinic is to 
train students through tested sys- 
tematic processes so that the gen- 
eral ability to read efficiently can 
be improved. Students are urged 
to use the services of the Reading 
Clinic to improve their readi 
ability. Improvement can be made 
in comprehension, accuracy, and 
speed of reading. There are vart 
ous methods by which these aims 
are accomplished, and we will t 
sider them here. 

Diagnosis Used in The Clin 

Standardized tests administered 
to each clinical patient are divided 
into the following divisions: rate 
of reading, comprehension, 
ed reading, poetry comprehension, 
word meaning, sentence meaning, 
paragraph comprehension, and lo- 
cation of information. The result 
of each test is filed as reference 
data. Each student learns from 
this his weaknesses and begins im- 
mediately to work on these points. 
Then the director employs the aid 
of precision instruments which 
reveal other reading faults of the 
patient. These instruments are 
listed in the usual order of their 
Instruments Used in the Ch 

The Recording Machine is used 
to record the patient's reading 
voice. Errors in phrasing, pro- 
nunciation of words, enunciation 
and reading with understanding 
are clearly shown through this 
means. Best of all, each patient 
hears how he sounds to others as 
he reads. He has two recording: 
— one at the beginning of the 
course when he is untrained, and 
the second at the end of the 
after training. In this way he 
can actually "hear" his improve- 
ment. These records are filed 
along with other data used to de- 
termine the patient's progress. 

To obtain further conclusive evi- 
dence of reading handicaps, an 
instrument called the tachistoscope 
(or flashmeter) finds practical ap- 
plication. This 1 is an instrument 
that flashes word, phrases, num- 
bers, figures, or paragraphs on a 
screen in fractions of a second. 
The student learns by this means 
to recognize words or groups of 
words as fast as one-hundreths 
of a second. He increases his 
speed of reading, becomes more 
accurate in recognizing words, and 
widens his eye span. 

Another instrument in the clin- 
ic is the ophthalmograph which 
takes a moving picture of the eye 
while reading. After the film is 
developed, each patient, with the 
aid of the instructor, knows his 
rate of reading, his eye span, the 
number of regressions he makes 
per 100 words, the rhythm of his 
reading, and how well he com- 
prehends what he reads. 

A fourth instrument of vital im- 
portance in the clinic is the tele- 
binoocular which indicates eye dif- 
ficulty. An accurate record of 
the physical condition of both eyes 
can be obtained. If the condition 
warrants it, the student is advised 

to seek a more thorough examina- 
tion by an experienced optician. 
Methods Used in The Operation 
of the Clinic 
Now that these instruments 
have had their say, the clinic di- 
rector has a clear and comprehen- 
sive picture of the student's defi- 
ciencies. This information is 
analyzed and separate programs 
for individual use are worked out 
to facilitate treatment of diffi- 
culties as they appear on the rec- 
ord. Few group assignments can 
be issued to clinic patients since 
each student may require differ- 
ent treatment. Tests must be giv- 
en continually to discover rate of 
improvement and direction of 
progress. It is not unusual to 
find almost every member of the 
clinic engaging in a different ac- 
tivity. However there are some 
projects that affect the entire 

Outside assignments consist of 
reading books such as fiction and 
biography. This procedure not 
only directly influences the im- 
provement of reading skills, but 
serves as a cultural function by 
stimulating the student's interest 
in reading worthwhile books. Thus 
the object becomes not only a class 
duty but a healthy habit. A rec- 
ord of the number of books read, 
their classification, and the read- 
ing time is recorded and filed by 
the student. The student learns 
through book reports how to evalu- 
ate, criticize, and discuss before 
the class his books read. These re- 
ports are read orally once a week 
in class by the student. English 
usages and ability to comprehend 
is checked in this way since com- 
ments and reports must be orig- 

There is also a textbook in com- 
bination with a workbook used in 
the clinic. The text includes writ- 
ings of all types dealing with cur- 
rent topics and cultural subjects 
written by people from many walks 
of life. The student reads the ar- 
ticles selected by the instructor 
and enters the time required for 
his reading in his workbook. These 
articles are thoroughly discussed 
in class with stress on the mean- 
ing of the author, the definition 
of word unfamiliar to the student, 
and main ideas in the paragraphs. 
A class session is allowed for vo- 
cabulary extension so that the 
student can become familiar with 
new words, their use, and their 

Students Conduct Classes 
Another educational advantage 
is prompted by the extensive duties 
of the clinic instructor. Because 
so much time is needed to check 
and compare records, students are 
appointed in a democratic manner 
to conduct classes for group work. 
The knowledge gained through this 
experience aids the student by giv- 
ing him a bird's eye view of teach- 
ing. On days when there is n< 
group textbook work, the student 
may do his "free reading." A 
great volume of newspapers and 
magazines are kept in stock to en. 
courage and train the student in 
eading this type of material and 
to locate desirable material. All 
of the more popular newspaper 
editions and magazines are 
ceived weekly or monthly and 
placed at the student's disposal. 
Student's Reaction Toward The 

The Ophthalmograph 

Student Records His Voice 

with better understanding. The 
course has not only become inter- 
esting, but its benefits are exten- 
sive as well. 
Evaluating The Clinic's Service 
We can see by now that the 
Reading Clinic is almost an in- 
dispensiblc department in tht 
school's training program. Stu- 
dents, in most cases, fail to pass 
courses in the curriculum because 
they do not know how to study 
effectively. Why is this? Because 
they cannot read with understand' 
ing. They are often vague as to 
what the course and the daily 
signments are about. There are 
many ways in which the Reading 
Clinic can and does aid the stu- 
dent to clear up these habits of 
inefficient reading and non-profit- 
able study. The student : body of 
Georgia State College is proud of 
this very practical course which 
can be so helpful and meaningful 
to their everyday living. 

At first, the average student 
takes an extremely resentful atti- 
tude twoard the reading course. It 
is amazing, however, how soon he 
realizes his need for training in 
reading. Once he is aware of this, 
his attitude changes to one of ap- 
preciation, and he becomes a living 
'testimony to the fact that the 

course has taught him to read nella. He recalled that Jackie and 
faster with more efficiency and J Roy had played only the night be- 

Dr. Win. 
Banquet Speaker 

The society fences are crumb- 
ling in the sports world, Dr. Wil- 
liam M. Boyd, chairman of the 
Atlanta University political science 
department told the approximate- 
ly 200 men assembled at the ban- 
quet as Georgia State College ob- 
served its second annual Men's 
Day festivities, 

Speaking to the group as last 
Saturday evening, April 8, the 
outstanding young leader pointed 
to such Negro diamond stars as 
Larry Doby, Jackie Robinson, 
Satchell Paige, and Roy Campa- 

fore in Atlanta. 

"In the field of sports there is 
little room for the man who wants 
to stand out individually. Con- 
fidence, strategy as well as skill 
of execution are necessary if one is 
to get co-operation," Dr. Boyd 

The college student must de- 
velop a sense of social, and civic 
responsibility. There are many 
things to be learned from sports. 
To illustrate this point, Dr. Boyd 
selected the game of football. II 
calls for superb planning, organi- 
zation fullest utilization of skill 
and maximum participation neces- 
sary to achieve the objective. 
"These principles can definitely be 
applied to everyday life," he said. 
Far too long we as a group 
have followed the life of Rip Van 
Winkle ... we are not willing to 
participate as a group in civic 
and social affairs as in athletics, 
Dr. Boyd added. 

Dr. Boyd who is also president 
of the National Association of 
Social Science teachers, was intro- 
duced by William J. Holloway. 
dean of men and founder of the 
Men's Day festivities. President 
James A. Colston spoke for a few 
minutes following the main ad- 
dress. He was especially high in 
his praise of Dr. Boyd and said 
ho was truly one of the great 
young Americans. Walter J. Leon- 
ard NAACP young, council prcsi- 
dent presided. 

Another phase of the progran 
was the presentation of medals 
by President Colston to the first 
and second place winners in the 
softball, track and field events 
that took place earlier in the day. 
Winners included Frank Prince, 
Enoch Roberts, Clarence Smith, 
Linwood Denton, Frank Johnson, 

Audio- Visual 

Aid Center 

The Georgia State College 
Audio-Visual Aids Center is an 
all college service center. Like the 
college library, it is a center from 
which radiate many learning ac- 
tivities. Here the student can find 
convenient and enjoyable avenues 
of acquiring worlds of informa- 
tion in a very short period of time 
through the medium of the motion 
picture. The world, heretofore be- 
yond the reach of the average stu- 
dent, can be brought near at hand 
for careful investigation. Students 
are encouraged to take advantage 
of this opportunity to enrich their 
backgrounds, lift their horizons. 
Documentary films serve the same 
purpose, for example, as a library 
book in the preparation of a term 
paper. There is no reason why a 
bibliography for an investigative 
paper should not contain inter- 
views or films as well as books 
and articles. A term paper may 
often be enhanced by the pres- 
ence of snapshots taken and pro- 
ceeded by the writer. Here is an- 
other way in which a Georgia 
State College student may use the 
resources of the Center. 

The Audio-Visual Aids Center is 
not merely a center from which 
16mm films flow. It is a center 
from which many kinds of learn- 
ing aids may be found. The pho- 
tographic darkroom provides op- 
portunities for the development of 
hobbies as well as teaching and 
learning aids. A- student may 
come in for instruction on the 
basic techniques of film develop- 
ment and print making during 
one of the regularly scheduled 
clinics. Thereafter he may ven- 
ture in the darkroom and achieve 
as much as his ability and inter- 
est will permit. There are books 
and magazines on photography to 
which the student may turn to find 
information or helpful suggestions 
toward the solution of his pSoto- 
graphic problems. The Center 
makes provisions for photographic 
salons in which students may dis- 
play their photographic efforts. 

Another interesting opportunity 
which is knocking at the doors of 
Georgia State College Students is 
that of recordings. The Center 
possesses recording equipment,/ 
and students are encouraged to'' 
come to the center to make record- 
ings of their expression efforts. 
After these recordings are made a 
student may listen to himself for 
self criticism; he may have friends 
or teachers listen and criticize. The 
talks or speeches may then be re- 
recorded with the necessary cor- 
rections. This is an excellent ap- 
proach to self-cultivation of oral 

The Audio-Visual Aids Center is 
a resource center, but cannot be 
considered as such unless it ia 
used. It U imperative, thereof 
that students make extensive use 
of the rich resources which are 
present on the campus. School re- 
lources become necessary only 
when they serve the urgent needs; 
of the students. The extent to 
which students use the library and 
other resources determines, in a 
large measure, the extent to which 
new resources are provided. The 
Audio-Visual Aids Cnter is yours. 
Use it to the full. Choose your- 
self as your experimental guinea 
pig. Come to the Center to de- 
velop your oral expression, build 
up and enrich your background, 
develop hobbies (incidently, the 
darkroom opens healthy avenues 
towards a worthwhile vocation.) 

Chuck Smith, Kenneth 
and Clarence Davis. 



Students Leaving Campus to do Practice Teaching 

STUDENT LEAVING CAMPUS: Dr. William H. Brown. Director of the Department of 
Education is shown above with a group of seniors about to leave for placement as practice teach- 

Class in Zoology Observing Plant and Animal Life 


Class in Zoology observing Plant and Animal life. They deal with the form structure, physiology, 
development and classification of animals. 

Class in Foods Demonstrates Its Skill 

CLASS IN FOODS: These neatly dressed ladies are shown demonstrating their skill in the 
Fine Art of Cooking. 




Marion Ander 

during a reception held in 

The President Entertains 


MAY, 1949 




ographs Book 


In The Comparative Anatomy Lab 

Future Biologists at Georgia State get first hand knowledge in comparative anatomy Lab. 
class. Shown here they are absorbed in their examination of an animal. 

They Find The Trouble 

i State student's Text book 
Community house recently. 

Trade students learn to handle all types of automotive repairs at the College Training Shop. 

ig College Presidents 

A Group of Business Students 

Business students, of G.S.C. along with their instructors, Mr. R. C. Long, extreme right standing 
and Mr. T. F. Carr, extreme left standing, pose with visiting business students of A. & T. College, 
Greensboro, N. C. 



MAY, 1949 


President Clement 

Rufus E. Clement, Ph.D., noted 
educator, will deliver the com- 
mencement day address at Georgia 
State College June 8. 

Dr. Clement, president of At 
lanta University, has been an in- 
spiration for American Negro 
youth since 1920. After receiving 
his M.A. in 1922, he accepted the 
professorship in history and gov- 
ernment at Livingston College in 
his home town, Salisbury, N". C. 
Three years lat-er he became dean 
of faculty and remained there un- 
til 1931. He then went to Louis- 
ville Municipal College where he 
acted as dean of faculty also. In 
1937, the noted educator accepted 
the presidency of Atlanta Univer- 
sity and has remained there since. 

Dr. Clement has written a num- 
ber of books 0(1 Negro history and 
education. Among them are "The 
Church School As A Social Fac- 
tor In Negro Life," and "A His- 
tory of Negro Education In North 

The College Minister 

(Continued from Page 4) 
ing Religions; the illeviation of re- 
ligious illiteracy. 

3. The Sunday School acquaints 
3tudents with the contents of the 
Bible and other religious litera- 
ture. One may achieve a lifelong 
insight or challenge from these 
Sunday School discussions. 

4. The Sunday Vesper Hour is 
dedicated to the development of 
Body, Mind, and Spirit. This serv- 
ice also serves as a medium of 

ganization of Catliolic students and 
religious activities among them- 
selves. This club is international 
in its scope and is found in lead- 
ing colleges and Universities 
where ever there is a sufficient 
number of Catholic students. 

8. Our Religious Emphasis 
Week seeks to emphasize the re- 
ligious program of the College. 

Our sincere thanks go to the 
Religious Life Committee, the Ad- 
ministration, Students and faculty, 
for their fine contributions and 
cooperation in the religious pro- 
gram of GSC. It has been most 
gratifying to see the spirit of 
"Team work" prevail among all 
of these groups and between this 
office and the several departments 
of the College, 

We live in a world of social and 
industrial unrest; political chaos: 
and religious bickering; economic 
imperialism and military enthron- 
ment. Almost as clearly as in the 
declining days of the Roman Em- 
pire, our scheme of values seem; 
to have broken down. We believe 
that in order for civilization to be 
saved, its secular supersture must 
be put back on religious founda- 
tions. It is our hope that through 
our religious program, the Geor- 
gia State Student will develop 
"an attitude born of religion" a 
faith in and concept of God that 
\\ revitalize the human mind 
and spirit; and a religious foun- 
dation for the secular superstruc- 
ture of our age. In a word, it is 
our hope that he develops into 
a "socially balanced and spiritually 
mature" person. To these ends, 
the Office of the College Min- 
ster is effectionately dedicated. 
To the faculty, students, staff 
alumni, and friends of Georgia 
State College, our doors are al- 
ways open for 

The Student Council 

From left to right: Willie Pugh, Napoleon Blackwell, Miss Charity 
E. Adams, advisor; Mrs. Marion Anderson, concert singer, Prince 
Jlackson, Crawford Bryant. 

public relations for the college. 

5. The Young Men's Christian 
Association (YMCA) and the 
Young Women's Christian Associa- 
tion (YWCA) are integral parts 
of the National Council of Stu- 
dent Christian Associations, part 
of a world wide Christian Com- 
munity. They consist of groups of 
student and faculty of various 
races and creeds united by a com- 
mon loyalty to Jesus Christ. In 
the Fellowship of the Christian 
Church, they seek to understand 
the will of God through worship, 
study and action, and strive to 
realize it both in personal living 
and in working towards a new so- 

6. The Ushers Club has been 
most effective in extending cour- 
tesy and comfortable seating for 
oar morning worship and Sunday 

7. The Newman Club is an or- 
faculty who seok to carry on their 

Good Old Days 

Back in the "good old days" 
they used to hoot a kid off the 
baseball field if he happened to 
be wearing glasses. But it's no 
longer considered "sissy stuff" to 
wear lenses that will correct a 
player's vision to 20-20, so that as 
many as 18 different major lea- 
guers last year wore glasses. The 
bespectacled brigade includes Dom 
DiMaggio, Red Sox ; Sam Chap- 
man, Ed Joost and Bill Dietrich, 
A's; Thurman Tucker and Ed 
Klieman, Indians; Jim Goodwin, 
White Sox; Dizzy Trout, Tigers; 
Earl Torgeson and Glenn Elliott, 
Braves; Jim Hearn, Cards; Sam 
Wevy and Bill Rigney, Giants ; 
Clyde King, Dodgers ; Jim Kon- 
stanty and Sam Hahem, Phils; 
Bob Dillinger, Browns and Walt 
Masterson, Nats. 

Sitting: left to right, Charles Cole, sport editor; Walter J. 
Leonard, make-up editor; Paul L. Howard, editor-in-chief; William 
Brown, city editor. Standing: Prof. Charles J. Smith, III, advisor; 
Hariman McGee, editorial writer; Silvester Flitch, reporter; Rebecca 
Edwards, reporter; Evelyn Maxey, reporter; Melvin Jackson, adver- 
tising manager; Blanchard Williams, composer; Evelyn Martin, re- 
porter; W. P. McMore, reporter; Hosa J. Lofton, staff reporter and 
Alonza Powell, editorial writer and circulation manager.' 

Bishop Wright 
Slated to Deliver 

Bishop R. R. Wright, Jr., Ph.D. 
the presiding Bishop of the A. M. 
E. Church in Georgia, will deliver 
the Baccalaureate sermon here at 
Georgia State College on June 5. 
Dr. Wright is the son of the late 
Maj. R. R. Wright, Sr., who was 
the first President of Georgia 
State College. 

Dr. Wright has presided over 
the districts of New York, Ken- 
tucky, Tennessee, Georgia and also 
over the African Episcopal district 
for four years. 

The Bishop is known as a 
preacher, scholar, philosopher, 
traveler and leader. To prove his 
ability as a scholar, he has written 
several books including an Ency- 
clopedia which contains six hun- 
dred and eighty-eight pages. 

Dr, Wm. Boyd 
GSC Men's Guest 

"We as Negroes need to arise 
from our Rip Van Winkle slumber 
as we are a definite part of the 
American culture," Dr. William M. 
Boyd said recently as he spoke at 
Sunday vespers at Georgia State 
College. He was a guest of the 
GSC men. 

The Atlanta University Politic- 
al Science department head con- 
cerned himself primarily with two 
things, ideas and power. He said 
we as Negroes must emancipate 
our own minds, must rededicate 
ourselves to the ideas in the dem- 
ocratic creed, and use our educa- 
tion as politicians only know one 
language — that of how to get in- 
to office and stay there. 

Ideas are reflected in the be- 
havior patterns of Americans, he 
said. Then he asked, "How many 
of you are willing to go back home 
and live in the status quo?" Na- 
tionalism is now coming to the 
forefront because people the world 
over are thinking in terms of na- 
tional solidarity. Dr. Boyd added. 

He challenged the students to 
become, familiar with or more fa- 
miliar with the power structure 
of American society. We must 
realize the importance of the bal- 
let, he d«clared. 


The election of Dr. Alan Locke, 
professor of Philosophy at Howard 
University, as a member of the 
editorial board of "The American 
Scholar" is a fine type of recog- 
nition of the work in scholarship 
and the fine arts of a distinguish- 
ed man of letters. "The American 
Scholar" is a liberal quarterly 
published by Phi Beta Kappa, 
with a working editorial board of 
twelve nationally-known persons, 
who are nominated by the senate 
of the fraternity. 

Dr. Locke and Professor Arthur 
Shlessinger, Jr., of Harvard Uni- 
versity, were the two new mem- 
bers of the board elected this year. 

Major Hopkins 
Main Speaker 

Major T. J. Hopkins, command- 
ing officer, 35st organized reserve 
composite group, United States 
Army, was the principal speaker 
at the Georgia State College Vet- 
erans club sponsored a special 
chapel program as it marked its 
first observance of Army day, 
Tuesday, April 5. 

He told the capacity audience 
assembled in Meldrim auditorium 
that although the army is for war, 
its primary purpose is to shorten a 
necessary war. He added, ". , . we 
must think in terms of our secur- 
ity. We must protect ourselves . ." 

Major Hopkins, a local engineer- 
ing contractor, graduated from the 
Georgia State College high school 
department. He was introduced 
by the Rev.Ernest W. Armstrong, 
college chaplain, and captain 
(chaplain), 201st organized re- 
serve composite group. 

Other participants on the pro- 
gram included President James 
A. Colston, Sgt. Charles Hall, 
president, the Veterans club; the 
College band, under the direction 
of J. Jackson Ballou; First Sgt. 
C. L. Holliman, vice-president, the 
Veterans club; First Sgt. C. O. 
Royals, commander, Vance Allison 
Post 2933, VFW, and the Men's 
Glee Club. 

The Army day planning com- 
mittee consisted of Lt. Col. Charity 
E. Adams, AGD, coordinator, stu- 
dent personnel services ; Capt. 
Armstrong; Sgt. Hall, First Sgt. 
Holliman, William J. Holloway, 
dean of men; Staff Sgt. Westley 
W. Law, acting commander, Wil- 
liam P. Jordan Post 500, Ameri- 
Legion; First Sgt. Royals, and 
Wilton C. Scott, director of public 

Journalism Students 

Everybody's Business 

(Continued from Page 3} 

I see that Peter Slack and Ada 
Pearl Johnson took my advice and 
made up before Ada left to do her 
practice-teaching in Waycross. But 
now that .she is back, Peter, I 
wonder have you got your business 
straight. You know what I am 
talking about. 

Who is the boyfriend, Daisy Tur- 
ner? I don't see your around much. 

Well, Maceo, so it is Cherry Wil- 
liams, uh? You two must he in 
love for I see you together often. 

Maceo "Butch" Taylor, they 
have you with a reputation of be- 
ing a quiet person. However, 
you aren't so very quiet when a 
certain senior is around. 

Where are you hiding, Ralph 
Taylor? I don't see you now-a- 

Well, well, Joe Hardy, I have 
found out who that certain young 
!ady is that lives in the city. She 
is a nice person and you are my 
boy — so that makes it all reet. 
I see you went from good to bet- 
ter. Get me? 

Who gave you the diamond ring 
that you are wearing on the third 
finger left hand, Delores Jeffer- 
son? Can it be an engagement 

Ethel Terrel seems to be in love 
with "shoes." You do wear some 
sharp ones, kid. 

M. Griffin and Enoch Roberts 
have been seen together a lot these 
past months. There must be love 

Why is it that you don't have 
a girl friend, Henry Scott? Or is 
it just that I don't know of her? 
I see that you and L. Golden are 
quite friendly. 

MAY, 1949 



E C Point System 
Installed at 
Georgia State 

By William P. McLemore 

A new system was introduced to 
the students Tuesday, March 29, 
in Meldrim auditorium. The pur- 
pose of the point system is to 
stimulate more interest and par- 
ticipation in extra-class activities, 
and to develop and maintain high 

All organizations for which 
points will be accredited must be 
bonafied college organizations ami 
must be registered with the Per- 
sonnel Department. Once each 
quarter of the academic year, each 
participating organization will re- 
port its program and plans to the 
Personnel Department. Organiza- 
tions not functioning will be dis- 
banded. Sponsors of organizations 
wilt require full attendance and 
participation in order that a stu- 
dent may earn points. 

New students and those with 
averages between 1 and 1.9 will 
be permitted to carry a load of 2 
extra-class activities. This is in 
addition to membership in a class. 
Students on Scholastic probation 
will be permitted to carry a load 
of 1 extra-class activity. Not more 
than 60% of the points counted 
for recognition may be earned in 
one type of activity. 

The record of student participa- 
tion in extra-class activities will 
be maintained on a special form 
for such record and will be kept 
in the Personnel Department. This 
record will be maintained as part 
of the permanent student record. 

Sponsors of organization will 
make their various reports of pro- 
grams and students participating 
to the Personnel Department on a 
special form designed for this 

When students have earned 18 
points in extra-class activities 
such participation will be recogniz- 
ed by presentation of a certificate 
achievement. When students have 
earned 26 points in extra-class ac- 
tivities, such participation will be 
recognized by presentation of The 
College Award. (This award will 
be either a charm or a key which 
can be worn on a necklace chain 
or what chain.) A Special Chapel 
program will be held when awards 
are made. All points will be 
awarded by the year for partici- 
pation. , 

The points will be awarded for 
participation as follows : ( Clubs 
and Classes) President — 4, Secre- 
tary — 3/ Treasurer — 3, Permanent 
Committee Chairman — 3, Other 
Offices — 2, Membership — 1. Ath- 
letics Member of Team — 3, Certi- 
ficate — 4, Letter — 5, Intramural — 
2, Cheer Leader— 2, Team Captain 
— 4. Music participation, Band — 
6, Choir— 6, Men's Glee Club— 2, 
Special Activity — 1. Dramatic par- 
ticipation, Membership, 1; Special 
Activity, 2. Debating participa- 
tion, Membership, 2; Student 
Council participation, President, 5; 
Other Offices, 4; Membership, 3; 
Student Newspaper participation, 
Editor, 5; Managing, 4; City Edi- 
tor, 3; Business Manager, 3; Other 
Staff Members, 2; Yearbook par- 
ticipation, Editor-in-chief, 4; Man- 
agers, 3; Assistants, 2, 

A View of the Latest 

Student Oppie Marcus and Ernita Fuller try-out brand new calculators and adding machines 
inch Manager R. F. Neidhurdt, Monroe Calculating Machine Co., Inc. (standing) demonstrates their 

Musical Festival 
To Be Held at 
Georgia State 

The planning conference for the 
1949 Georgia State Festival of 
Music met at the Fine Arts Build- 
ing on Georgia State College's 
campus Friday, March 11th. Those 
present were: Miss Evangeline 
Allison, Ballard High School, 
Macon; Ms, Amelia W. Howard 
Risley High School, Brunswick; 
Mis. Maggie F. Bailey, Evans 
County High School, Claxton; 
Mrs. Amelia S. Davis, 
Waynesboro H. and I. School, 
Waynesboro; Mrs. Clara B. Gay, 
Jenkins County Training School 
Millen; Mrs. E. H. Hall, Carver 

3. (Instrumental groups and 
choral groups) as well as limited 
individual numbers. 

4. Deciding on individual num 
bers for each groups. 

5. Planning solo participation- 
voice, piano, band and orchestra 

7. Meals and lodging and 

8. Deadline to be reached. 

Date of Festival— It was agreed 
that the date for the High School 
Festival be Friday, May 6th, 1949. 
There wil lbe THREE SESSIONS 

10 A.M. Session — Small groups 
and ensembled (this will include 
all solo participants, girls' or boys' 
glee clubs, 'trios, quartettes, sex- 
tettes, piano numbers.) 

President, Family and Guest 

Candied Shot of President James A. Colston, his wife, daughter 
Jean and Toki von Schalk Johnson, women's society editor of the 
Pittsburgh Courier. 

High School, Douglas; Mrs. Josie 
S. Hunter, Dasher High School, 
Valdosta; Miss Anna Mary Pope, 
Springfield A. & I., Mayfield; 
Mrs. L. V- Woods, Liberty County 
Training School, Riceboro; and 
Mi-s. A. Creecy Wright, Scriven 
County High School, Sylvania. 

The discussion centered around 
several items including ; 

1. Setting a definite date for 
the Festival. 

Selecting two numbers to be 
used by the massed groups. 

12 A.M. Noon— Rehearsal of 
masses chorus (composed of all 

S. A. T. B. choirs and choruses 
and rehearsal of massed band. 
Lunch for all groups. 

2:00 P.M. Session — Georgia 
State College Groups, Instrument- 
al groups, (bands, ensembled and 
solos). Outdoor demonstrations by 
ull bands immediately following 
inside session. 

f7:30 P.M. Session — Large 
Choral groups (S. A. T. B.) mass- 
ed groups (band, choral, and band 


10 A.M. Session — Three num 
bers from a school was agreed 
upon as the limit. Because of the 
number of schools expected to par- 
ticipate it was thought that thi: 
would be enough numbers since ; 
program could run unreasonably 
long if no limit was established. 
(Example: if you had a male quar- 
tette, a piano solo and vocalist, 
that would constitute the limit; 
if you had two glee clubs and a 
vocalist, that would also constitute 
the limit.) 

However, a school does not have 
to present three numbers. Maybe 
you have one good number two 
good numbers for the morning 

Flo. A & M Band 
A Success 

The Florida A&M College Con- 
cert Band rendered a concert Mon- 
day night, March 28, at 8:15 
o'clock in a benefit performance 
n Willeox gymnasium at Georgia 
State College. Mr. William P. 
Foster, prominent young conduct- 
or is director. He is recognized 
one if the most notable musical 
interpreters of the day. 

A portion of the proceeds were 
given to Beach-Cuyler High School 
to be used toward purchasing uni- 

rms for its band. 

This Florida band, which has 
been on a concert tour each spring 
for the past two years, is acclaim- 
ed by many music lovers through- 
out the country as one of the finest 
aggregations of its kind. It has 
been well received wherever it 

Possessing a varied reportoire 
that ranges from the classic sym- 
phonies of Schubert and Brahams 
to the Semi-Classic and popular 
music of today, the band presents 
a concert that has appeal for the 
serious student of music as well 
as the layman. Critics have said 
that the versatility of the band is 

The band played the following: 
Coronation March I (from "The 
Prophet"), Meyerbeer; Jesu, Jou 
of Mams' Desirin, Bach; Symphony 
No. Eight, B Mimoe (First Move- 
ment), Schubert; Eslas' Procession 
to the Cathedral from "Lohengrin") 
Wagner; Overture, (from "II Gur- 
any") , Gomez, Caribbrean Fan- 
tasy, Morrissey ; from the Delta 
(work song, spiritual, dance), 
Still; Pavenne (from "American 
Symphonnette No. 2") Gould; Se- 
lected Marches'. And Finalandia 
(tone poem), Sibelius. 

2:00 P.M. Session— Each band 
will present two full band num 
bers as well as a soloist, if there 
be any. 

7:00 Session— Each choir will 
present two numbers. The massed 
numbers for the band will be 
worked out with Mr. J. J. Ballou 
Co-chairman of the Festival Com- 
mittee and head, of instrumental 
music of Georgia State College. 
The "All Choir" numbers will be 
"Sweet and Low" (as in Twice 
55 Brown Book) key of C. This 
number should be rehearsed at a 
moderate tempo and in parts pref- 
erably. The last two numbers for 
the massed groups will be "Amer- 
ica" ("My Country 'Tis of Thee") 
and "Now The Day is Over." All 
choirs and bands will be together. 

It was agreed that the dress 
for the festival be as follows; 

All Girls: White dresses, with 
short sleeves, stockings and black 

All Boys: White shirts, black or 
dark trousers, black fore-in-hand 

If dress items just mentioned 
are unobtainable do not let that 
be a hindrance to participation. 
Meals and Lodging 

Meals will be served in the din- 
ing hall at 35c each. Arrange- 
ments will be made for tickets to 
be sold in order that serving will 
smooth for those who wish to 

Masonry Student 
Dedicate Classroom 

"In a simple but impressive cere- 
mony the students enrolled in the 
brick masonry department along 
with their instructors dedicated a 
new classroom Wednesday morn- 
ing, April 14. 

The students began construction 
last fall and just recently com- 
pleted the job. James Kellum pre- 
sented a gift to the two instruc- 
tors, A? C. Carter and James 
Warrick in behalf of his class- 
mates. Earlier in the program a 
gift was also presented to W. B. 
Nelson, director of the divisions 
of Trades and Industries. 

Other guests included President 
James A. Colston, Dean W. K, 
Payne, and Antonio Orsot. 

eat in the dining hall. The Col- 
lege Inn will also be open to those 
desiring to eat there. 

Those groups desiring lodging 
will state so when blanks are sent 
out for final information. Since 
our lodging facilities are limited 
light be well to arrange your 
schedule, if possible, so that lodg- 
ng will not be necessary. We shall 
make a strenuous effort to take 
e of as many as we are able. 



MAY, 1949 



Martha Rawls 


In a previous issue of the Tigers 
Roar I wrote about our students 
*ehool spirit and sportsmanship. I 
said that we should fight for our 
team and that we should always 
be behind the team whether it wins 
or loses, I didn't say however that 
if they should lose we should de- 
stroy the property of the other 
team to show that we love our 
team. That is carrying the school 
spirit too far, in fact that isn't 
school spirit at all. That type of 
thing is more in line with city 
hoodlum tactics which has no place 
on r. college campus. 

Mr. Charles "Chuck" Smith III, 
Director of Publications at GSC 
gave our track stars some real 
competition, Saturday, April 9, in 
the men's day festivities when he 
beat Enoch Roberts in the 220 and 
came in second in the 100 yard 

I believe that scholarships 
should be given to those athletes 
who are worthy and «who have 
shown their worth on the gridiron 
or hard wood or cinder path. I 
don't see why some stumble-bum 
is given a scholarship to sit on 
the bench while an obvious asset 
to the team gets nothing. 

I say this because I have seen 
cases where varsity men, have re- 
ceived no remunerations while 
sixty minute bench men get the 

How does a situation like this 
affect us and our school? Well in 
the first place it creates disfavor 
of students involved towards the 
coaches and the entire school. 
Secondly, it might cause the 
school the loss of these valuable 
players to other schools, our rivals, 
who can offer them those things 
denied them here. 

I hate to admit it but if "Chuck" 
had been in condition our boys 
would have made a very poor 
showing by coming in with cin 
dera in their eyes in every start 
that "Chuck" participated, 

"Chuck" is no beginner in the 
game of sports. His name is writ- 
ten in the annals of Tennessee 
State College where he participat- 
ed in track for four years and 
was outstanding on the hard wood 
and tennis court. 

Mr. Smith participation in the 
men's day festival not only shows 
that he is a great track man but 
also exemplifies the aim, of the 
"Tiger's Roar," to bring about 
closer and better relations between 
the faculty and students. 

Track, Softball 
Field Events 

President Colston Congratulates Winners 

President James A. Colston is seen as he congratulates the first place winners in the GIAA Toun 
ment held at GSC's Wilcox Gymnasium. 

Men's Day 

The second annua] Men's Day 
festival was presented by the men 
of Georgia State College on April 
10th, on the Georgia State College 
athletic field and Adam's Hall. 

The festivities of the day got 
off to a lively start with a soft- 
ball game being staged on the 
new athletic field by the Arte and 
Science' representative team ver- 
sus 'the (team representing the 
Trades and Industries department. 
The hurlers for the respective 
teams were Kennith Hawkins and 

Yearby Webb. The Arts and 
Sciences team won an easy 7 to 4 
victory over the opposing team. 
However Webb was accredited as 
having the best brand of pitching. 

The second event to be staged 
was the high jump contest which 
gave Cecil Davis, Trades and In- 
dustries representative, the win- 
ning title, Davis jumped 5' 10". 

The Track Meets highlighted the 
outdoor entertainment and dis- 
played a number of developing 
talents in this field. The Track 
Meets included the following dist- 
ance runs: the one-hundred yard 
dash was won by Enoch Roberts, 
time : 10.9, a representative of 
the Arts and Sciences. Charles 
Smith for the Faculty came in sec- 
ond. Winners of the one-mile run, 
Frank Prince first place, 5' 31", 
Enoch Roberts, second. Winners 
of the 440 dash, Frank Prince 
first place, 58.8 seconds, Enoch 
Roberts second place. Winners of 
the 220 dash Charles Smith, 
Faculty, 20.9 seconds, Walter 
Trice. Winner of the 440 relay 
Frank Prince of the second relay 

Participants in the discus throw 
were Kenneth Hawkins represent- 
ing Arts and Sciences and Thomas 
Turner, Physical Education, 
Hawkins threw the discus 99.2 
feet to claim the victory, Turner 
trailed by 95.4 feet. 

The broad jump was the most 
amusing feature of the hour with 
each jumper getting three trials 
for the grand award. Again Cecil 
Davis chalked up the high point 
for Trades and Industry with a 
leap of 18' 11". Clarence Pogue of 
Arts and Sciences won second place 
with 18' 5". 

As a whole everyone exhibited 
a spirit of excitement cheering the 
various athletes as they fought so 
valiantly for the medals that were 
awarded to first and second place 

Let us congratulate the college 
coaches for their very impartial 
judgment, also we'd like to honor 
the planning committee for its fine 
direotorship of these events. 

Georgia State College Tigers 
were downed by the Bethune Cook- 
man cagers in the finals of the 
Southeastern Athletic Conference 
tournament in Wilcox gymnasium 
Saturday night, March 5, by a 
score of 46-42. 

The- Claflin University girls 
opped their tournament crown by 
edging out a close 24-23 win over 
the girls from Bethune. 

GSC girls, who were expected 
to keep the cup at home for their 
second consecutive year, failed to 
win a single game in the tourna- 
ment. They lost to Albany State 
19-17 and to the Bethune girls 24- 
22 in the round robin eliminations. 

The Bethune cagers came into 
the finals after cruising by Albany 
State College 43-36 and Florida 
Norman 59-47. 

State took an easy 69-30 win 
over Morris College of Sumpter, S. 
C, and edged out a 38-36 win over 
Claflin College of Orangeburg, S 
C. to put them in the finals. 

BC in taking the SEAC tourna- 
ment crown for its second consecu- 
tive year, took an early lead and 
kept it throughout the game 
against State. Bethune held 
ten point advantage at the end of 
the first half as they stood out in 
front 26-16. The end of the third 
stanza found State trailing by the 
same margin as the score went 
into the books at 27-37. 

In the final quarter State nar- 
rowed Bethunes lead to 39-36 and 
it looked like the Tigers of Geor- 
gia would get their revenge for 
last years defeat at the hands of 
BC in the SEAC finals out the 
spurt bogged down and Bethune 
pulled ahead to win easily. Final 
score Georgia State 36, Bethune 
Cookman College 44. 

Bethune-Cookman Wins 

Cage Tournament 

Down Tigers 

Final 46-42 

Alfred Jackson, freshman cen- 
ter was high point man for State 
th 9 points while Chester Byrd 
of Bethune took high scoring hon- 
ors with 13 points. 

Benjamin Moore, Bethune Cook- 

Alfred Jackson, Georgia State. 
Johnnie Bell, Bethune Cookman. 
Mundul Buksha, Claflin, 
Charles Golden, Bethune Cook- 

Florence Marcus, Claflin. 
Almarene Casen, Bethune Cook- 

Myrtle Gupple, Claflin. 

Nora Teamer, Claflin. , 

Eunice Gross, Georgia State. , 




Bethune Cookman 46 

Ga. State ,- - 

Consolation ( Boys) 

Claflin 69 

Fla. Normal 



Bethune Cookman 

Consolation (Girls) 

Albany State 

Ga. State V 


Ga. State : 

Bethune Cookman 24 


Bethune Cookman : 42 

Albany State 

Fla. Normal 63 

Paine 51 

Ga. State ( 

Morris College 30 

(Continued from Col. S) 

A. Speight High 30 

Union Baptist High 

Tifton High 17 

Risloy High 33 

Lemon Street 29 

Scores 64 Points 

Martha Rawls, high scoring 

Wayne County high forward was 
held to 22 points Saturday night, 
March 26 as the Jesup six defeat- 
ed the Brook county girls 37-36 
to win the Class B championship 
in the GIA tournament at Georgia 
State College. 

However, she had to share in- 
dividual scoring honors with G. 
Wooten flashy Brooks forward 
who also hit for 22 to pace her 
team's attack. In two games 
Martha scored 64 points for an 
average of 32. She sank 42 Fri- 
day against Union Baptist to set 
what is believed a new individual 
mark in Willcox gymnasium, scene 
of the three day meet. 

Other divisional champions are: 
Class A-Boys, Thomaston, 46; 
Douglas, 37. Class A-Girls, Doug- 
las, 31, Center, 13. Class B-Boys, 
Wayne 44, Union Baptist 29. Class 
B-Girls, Wayne 27, Brooks 36. 
Class C-Boys, Hill 41, Cedar Hill, 

An added feature of the tourna- 
ment included Robert Mann, city 
public relations director, extend- 
ing greetings to the participating 
teams in behalf of the city of Sa- 
vannah. Other speakers included 
J. J. Cook, city editor, The Sa- 
vannah Evening Press ; William 
Leonard, police chief, Thunderbolt, 
and E. J. Jackson, president of 
the GIA. Mr. Mann, Mr. Leonard, 
and Mr. Cook were introduced by 
Georgia State College President J. 
A. Colston. A. Z. Traylor, chair- 
man of the state athletic commit- 
tee presided. 


Carver High School 18 

Tallapoosa High School 10 

Coolidgc High 2E 

Siloam High 38 

Vocational High - 24 

Douglas High 27 

Wayne High 66 

Union Baptist 32 

Candler High 35 

Carver High 30 

Woodville High 12 

Brooks High 28 

Douglas High 2z 

Lemon Street High 9' 

Forsyth High U 

Center High '14 

Carver High 32 

Ellaville High 35 

Lemon Street High 19 

Forsyth High It 


Thomaston High 31 

Risley High 28 

Woodville High 32 

Union Baptist ; 60 

Tocoa High 32 

Lee Street High 49 

Hunt High 20 

Douglas High 37 

Risley High 36 

Hunt High 16 

Wayne High 63 

Summer Hill High 39 

Lee Street High 26 

High Hill 30 

Cedar High Hill 41 

Toccoa High 38 

Tocoa High 34 

Coolidge 23 

Carver High 29 

Lee Street High 47 

Hill High 37 

West End High 22 

Summer Hill High 43 

(Continued in Column 4) 

MAY, 1949 


Who Had Best 
Basketball Team? 



"Stretch" Savery 

Very often during the past 
basketball season the question 
arose as to which team was the 
best in the nation. It was general- 
ly accepted in college circles that 
Kentucky was better, however, 
some fans voiced their opinion to- 
ward St. Louis and Oklahoma. 

Among the professional teams, 
which are composed of the best 
basketballers that ever hit the hard 
wood, some would probably choose 
the Chicago Staggs, The Philadel- 
phia Warriors or maybe George 
Mikan and his Minneapolis Lakers 
as being the tops. There is one 
bronze five from Chicago who are 
ao very often over-looked. They 
are none other than the famous 
Harlem Globetrotters. 

In a recent game, before the 
largest crowd ever to witness a 
professional game, the trotters de- 
feated the Minneapolis Lakers to 
the tune of 49-45. The score does 
not denote the ease by which they 
won for rather than trying to run 
the score up. the famous five from 
the "Windy" choose to give the 
twenty thousand fans the show 
they all expected to see. Paced 
their center, six foot seven inch 
"Sweet-water" Clifton, a 
"Goose" Tatum, the Globetrotters 
displayed the brand of ball which 
made them famous. 

This game gave evidence that 
the Globetrotters, who were up 
against some of the best competi 
tion in the nation, should be rated 
among the top teams if not the 


Scenes From Men's Day Festival 

SECA Announces 

As a result of a recent meeting 
of the Executive Committee of the 
Southeastern Athletic conference 
at Georgia State College it has 
been announced that: 

1. Florida Normal and Indus- 
trial College (St. Augustine) was 
suspended beginning March 7, 1949 
to December 9, 1949 for the il- 
legal use of football players dur- 
ing the 1948 season. 

2. Bethune Cookman has been 
warned that in the future it must 
use athletic officials certified by 
the SEAC. 

3. No football championship 
will be awarded for the 1948 sea- 
son because of irregularities of the 
two top teams (Bethune and Flor- 
ida Normal). 

At the same time Ted A. Wright, 
Sr., SEAC publicity director dis- 
closed that five conference schools 
plan to field baseball teams this 
spring, that for the first time a 
conference track meet will be held 
with Claflin University a B the 
host, that all member schools have 
agreed to "foster" girls basketball 
and that an all-conference team 
of thirty eight players instead of 
the usual squad of 22 has been se- 


Who is the mysterious Mr. ABC 
who will be on the campus for 
one week this month? Why will he 
be here? His name can not be 
diverged but he will be here to 
find out just who has gone the 
good old ABC way. (ALWAYS 
the lookout for him and have that 
pack of CHESTERFIELD handy 
because those persons found with 
a pack of the Cigarettes that 
satisfy will be rewarded. So be 
on the lookout and ABC. 

Frank Prince 

ins Relays 

Top photo shows Kenneth Hawkins being 
thrown out at first Doug Anderson is the first 
sacker. In the bottom photo "Nut" Conyers is 
seen taking a healthy cut at the ball with Joe 
Turner catching. Splitting the tope as he easily 
won the 440 is Edgar Prince, the Panamanian 

Extra-Curricular Sports 

Expanded At College 

With the expansion of every phase in Georgia State 
Colleges' extra-curricular activities has come the expansion 
of the basketball schedule. 

The past season has seen our teams meet such teams 
as Hampton Institute, Morehouse and Florida A&M and 
Coach Theodore A. Wright says that this is only the be- 

Following is an official schedule and scores of the GSC 
cagers for 1949: 


GSC, 14; Florida A&M, 24. 
GSC, 14; Florida N&I, 12. i 
GSC, 23; Bethune Cookman 23 
GSC, 17; Albany State, 17- - 
GSC, 22; Claflin College, 20. I 
GSC, 17; Ft. Valley, 20. 
GSC, 30; S. C. State, 16. '' 
GSC, 17; S. C. State, 13. | 
GSC, 36; Morris College, 21.1 
GSC, 23; Claflin College, 24. 
GSC, 16; Albany State, 11. 1 
GSC, 33; Florida N&I, 21. ' 
GSC, 35; Bethune Cookman, 20, 

entertainable talent show which 
revealed the magnitude of sheer 
creative talent with which time 
these student are endowed. The 
school was introduced to the GSC 
assembly audience by Mr. Prince 
Jackson, who is doing practice 
teaching at the institution. 

A highly versatile young man 
Mr. Norman Jenkins served as 
master of ceremonies. Mr. Jenkins 
is an asset to the School as a 
leader being President of the Sen- 
ior class and several other groups 



Hampton Inst., 62, 
Hampton Inst., 51. 
Morehouse, 42. 
Morris Brown, 51. 

Florida A&M, 61. 
Florida N&I, 40. I 
Bethune Cookman, 39. 
Albany State, 32./ 
Turner Field, 29./ 
Morris Brown, 45. 
Claflin, 47./ 
Ft. Valley, 32./ 

Ft. Valley, 49. 

S- C. State, 62. 

S. C. State, 54. 
Paine College, 54. 

Morris ollege, 24. f 
Claflin, 58. 

Paine College, 36. * 
Albany State, 30. i 
Knoxville, 42. ( 
Morehouse, 66. 
Morehouse, 46. (, 
Florida N&I, 62. J 
Bethune Cookman, 43| 

Florida A&M, 71. 

Fashion Show 

(Special to the Tiger's Roar) 
Frank Prince, the half-mile 

champion of Panama, who enrolled 
in Georgia State College last fall, 
made his American track debut 
last Saturday in the Alabama 
State Relays in Montgomery by 
winning his speciality in 2:01. 

Although his time was slow 
Prince was never pushed and was 
held "back by Coach Ted A. Wright 
because he still had to run the 
anchor leg on two relays. Coach 
Wright took a seven man squad 
to the meet and scored 10 points. 

Men making the trip included 
Bunky Wright, C. P. Harris, 
Enoch Roberts, Joseph Turner, 
Clarence Smith, Clarence Davis 
and Prince. 

Nut only was this the first track 
met of the season by the fellows, 
but it was the first that some of 
them had ever participated in. 

They were greatly handicapped 
by lack of practice and the con- 
dition of the GSC track. However, 
this did not keep the local team 
from winning the sprint medley 
in 3:38.24. Running in this race 
were Turner, 440; Roberts, and 
Wright, 220, and Prince 880. The 
Panama flash was unofficially 
clocked in 1:55 for his leg which 
is an indication of what he can 

Harris qualified in the 440 trials 
during the morning but was 
scratched by Coach Wright because 
he had to run a leg on each of 
two relays. Wright broad jumped 
23 feet, two inches but scratched 
the takeoff. However, he won 
fifth place in the javalin by toss- 
ing the spear 147 feet without 
any previous practice. He has 
thrown it 167 feet. Smith failed 
to place in the high jump and 
went out at five feet, six inches. 
Turner, Harris, Roberts and Prince 
ocmopsed the mile relay team. 

Left to right: Byrd, Marion Thorpe, Olga Bynes, Roberts, Martha 

GSC Has Wayne 
County Day 

The Senior Class along with 
other members of the Wayne Coun- 
ty Training School gave a pro- 
gram in the Georgia State Col- 
lege Chapel on April 20, and that 
day was named "Wayne County 
Day" which will be celebrated 
every year. The Program was spon- 
sored by the Public Relation De- 
partment under the Direction of 

r. Wilton C. Scott. 

Students of the Wayne County 
Training School presented a most 

of which he is a member. 

The most outstanding numbers 
consisted of two saxophone solos 
by Mr. Louis Murphy of which 
"Star Dust," captured a tremul- 
lous applause. He pluyed with the 
superb skill of professional. 

Another stardom destined pro- 
ducts of the school was Miss Ruth 
Darden the sparkling personality 
who offered her version of "You 
Call It Madness." The audience 
liked her so well until she offered 
for an anchore "I Don't Care Who 

It was learned that Miss Darden 
in all her appearances has merited 
repeat performances. She is a good 

Attention Vets 

The information given in thi3 
bulletin is primarily for the bene- 
fit of those veterans who plan to 
attend summer school in another 
institution and also for those who 
are contemplating a Change of 
Course at the beginning of sum- 
mer school, June 13. 1949. 

Veterans planning to go to sum- 
mer school under the GI Bill should 
begin now to make necessary ar- 
rangements for Veterans Admin- 
istration certificates of eligibility. 
Veterans already in school under 
the GI Bill who intend to continue 
their education this summer in a 
different institution should apply 
for a certificate of eligibility as 
soon as possible as Veterans Must 
Have Supplemental Certificates Of 
Eligibility Before They Can Be 
Admitted To New Schools or 

vocalist possessing a lovely voice 
with a pleasing style, 

For the audience's amusement 
the class's dramatist, Miss Pearly 
West, was featured in a monologue, 
"Bring The College Home." 

She gave a stirring interpreta- 
tion of a subject which caught the 
admiration of her listeners and 
futher proved, "the school has 

Other numbers included a poem 
by Henry Thomas, a selection by 
the Class and a monodic interlude 
of piano music rendered by Mr. 
Charlie Griner. 

The members of the class were 
introduced by Mr. Arthur Hay- 
wood, alumni of Georgia State and 
Principal of the Wayne County 
Training School. 

President James A. Colston ex- 
pressed words of welcome to the 
visiting senior class group and en- 
couraged that the talented group 
further their education. 



Everybody's Business 

(.Continued from Page 8) 

Willie Pugh and Vera English, 
Steward and Clara Richardson are 
a nice foursome. They have been 
that-a-way since last year. 

Synoria Roberts and Mac Henry 
Brown are inseparable. They think 
love is wonderful. Well, it is. 

How goes every little thing be- 
tween you and Emma Mayo, Al 
Jackson? You two seem- to 1 
something in common. 

I saw Palm Beach and Cipio on 
the bus one windy afternoon. 
These two love birds were prob- 
ably going to see a love picture. 
Prince Jackson and Striggles 
are head over heels in love with 
each other. They are together 
constantly. So are Slocum and 
the other twin. 

I have been trying to find out 
who your girlfriend is, Ed Conner. 
Can you help me? Never you mind, 
a little birdy just told me that she 
is none other than Florence Load- 

The dance which the Women 
Council gave on February 5 was 
real on. I saw some lovers such 
as Helen and Barnhardt, Buster 
and Robbie, Maceo and Cherry, 
and others who are: Frank Bald- 
win, Alex Ellis, Lozzie Martin, 
Peter Slack, Butch Taylor, Grade 
Connor, Charlie McDaniels, Pee 
Wee, Teddy Holmes, Dorothy Bell, 
and many others. 

I must congratulate all of the 
boys who played in the South 
Carolina-State game for it was the 
best game that I saw all season 
The whole team played a good 
game. Al, you are real gone play 
ing your position as center. 

Henry "Cap" Taylor must be liv- 
ing true to his girl friend who has 
gone away. 

Mary Lemon and Nathan Fos 
ter are at it again. After all, peo- 
ple say — "old love never dies." 

So it is still Bobby Robinson, 
uh Dorothy Boston? I think that 
he i3 a cute fellow. 

Bunky and Evelyn Maxey are 
still together. That is very un- 
usual for Bunky knowing him as 
I do. Evelyn seems to be doing 
all right for herself. B ut — you 
better keep a close check on him, 
Evelyn, for someone else is trying 
very hard to move you out. Pick- 

G. McCord is wearing a young 
lady's class ring on his fourth 
finger. Who is she, McCord? We 
.all would like to know about her. 
Delores Jones, they tell me that 
you are interested in Ed Pierson. 
How true is it, uh? I knew they 
were kidding when they said that 
you couldn't get a boy friend of 
your own. 

At last I found out who the he 
is in your life Katie Bailey. He is 
none other than William Warren. 
I know you missed him while he 
was in Brunswick doing his field 

I heard that you have a boy- 
friend at Fort Valley, Sarah 
Holmes, and that he sent you a 
lovely gift eome time ago. 

Betty King says that all her love 
belongs to a guy whose name is 
William "Boy" Brown. 

Frank Baldwin and Dorothy 
Harp were seen going to the movie 
one afternoon. Could love be in- 
volved? I wonder. 

Retha Shanks is saying this : 
"Tis beter to have lovod and lost 
than never to have loved at all." 

Mattie Turner, I see you walk- 
ing around alone. Why? 

Willie Mayo, why are you so 
quiet? Wake up and live for I 
am sure that you will make some 
girl a swell boyfriend. 

Pick up on this, Connie Bogan 
— "True love never runs smooth" 
Youra must be true. 

Business Institute 
Week Recognized 

By Paul L. Howard 

Business Institute week began at 
Georgia State College Wednesday 
April 13, Mr. Fred Bryant, 
President of the Business Club 
and Mr. Robert Charles Long, Sr. : 
Chairman Department of Busi- 
ness officiated in the morning ses- 
sion in Meldrim Auditorium. Mr. 
Long used for his topic "The Busi- 
ness Institute." He told his list- 
ening audience that the adminis- 
tration of Georgia State College 
has planned to equip the Business 
Department with the modern types 
of machinery. He said that the 
business department is training 
students to become better fitted 
in this society as business women 
and men. 

At 10:15 on the same day Mr. 
F. Franklin Carr Professor of 
Accounting, and a graduate of 
New York University brought to 
the Business Department one of 
Savannah's most outstanding busi- 
ness men, Mr. Sidney A. Jones, 
Sr. i Mr. Sidney A. Jones spoke on 

the subject "Business and the Com 

The successful business man de- 
clared "If a business is organized 
and set up in a community and 
does not serve the Community as 
an asset the business is not worth 
while." He claimed that most 
business men and fellow citizens 
of Savannah'have called his success 
luck but it is untrue. The great 
Artist said that the work, the suf- 
fering, and the equalization of so- 
ciety that he was neglected in 
making his business expand prog- 
ress is not luck. 

The climax of Mr. Jones' speech 
thrilled the audience with bursting 

In a panel discussion, "Is Busi- 
ness Education Meeting the Needs 
of Business" answered to the nega- 

The group was composed of Mr. 
T. J. Hopkins, Mr. Walter A. Bog- 
Mr. Edward B. Law, Mme. 
Cargo, Mr. P. D. Davis, Jr. and 
the Chairman of the business de- 
partment, Mr. R. C. Long. 

Mr. Edward Low, District Man- 
ager of the Atlanta Life Insurance 
as quoted as saying, "We are 
i-imarily interested in employing 

people in this business, but .. 
prefer folk who can type and take 

Mme. Cargo, Director, Cargo 
Beauty School, presented the argu- 
ment that she finds her employees 
in dire need of communication 
skills, ability to transmit and re- 
ceive ideas and orders. 

Mr. Walter A. Bogan, propriet 
or, Bogan's Confectionery, pre- 
sented the small business-men's 
side of the picture. His observa- 
tion is that small businesses are 
poorly managered, often overlap- 
ing and do not fit the need of i 
community. His solution is that 
Business Education should include 
actual surveys made by -students 
of local businesses. 

Mr. T. J. Hopkin, proprietor, 
Hopkin's Electrical Appliance 
Company, took the attitude that 
the scope of business education 
hould be broadened. He expressed 
need for a versatile secretary who 
could efficiently serve in many 
capacities of secretarial work. 

Mr. Daves summarized the com- 
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WORLD ^ •* m 

Vol. V. No. 1 


November, 1951 

Colorful Parade, Beautiful Queens, 
Gridiron Victory Mark SSC's 
Homecoming Celebration 

One »f tin- most beautiful ami festive Homecoming observances ai Savan- 
nah Stale College was staged on November 10. With "Harvest Time" as the 
central theme, some thirty-two floats representing the various areas of the 
College moved along a parade route which covered Thunderbolt ami the main 
thoroughfares of Savannah. 

The fast-stepping Savannah Stale Marching Baud, led by Professor L. Allen 
Pyke; the Ballard-Hudson Bund of Macon; and the Woodville High School Band 
of Savannah provided the spectators 
spirited music and set the pace for the 

The parade was led by Chairman 
Frank Tliarpe, nf the Homecoming Com- 
mittee, who acted as parade marshal. 
During tin- afternoon a football game 
between SSC and Florida Normal was 
played on the Athletic Field. At the 
half-lime, a coronation ceremony, award 
presentation, and a hand display were 

Miss Mary Ford, sen: 
"Miss Savannah Stale' 
Kennedy, president 

r, was ere 
by Mi 
the & 

L. D. 
of the General 
Alumni Association. He presented the 
charming queen with an inscribed 
replica of a football, after which she 
responded with grace befitting her royal 
status. Miss Ford was attired in an 
orange suit with blue, .accessories, in 
keeping with the school colors. Her 
attendants. Miss Jewel Gamble and 
Miss Wylene Harris, were beautifully 
dressed in blue, which provided contrast 
with the queen's attire. President W. 
K. Payne. SSG li.-ad, and Eddie Lind- 
sey, president of the Student Council. 
parlieipated in the ceremonies. 

Mrs. Eldora Marks, critic teacher 
at Powell Laboralorv School, was pre- 
sented as Homecoming Queen of the 
Savannah chapter of the Alumni Asso- 
ciation. Misses Eunice Wright and 
Dorothy Harp, employees of SSC, served 
as her attendants. 

A gold tup was presented lo Miss 
Beatrice Brown, charming junior busi- 
ness major from Statesboro, who won 
first place in the Fire Prevention Essay 
contest recently sponsored by the Com- 
munity of Thunderbolt. Mayor Leonard 
Woods of Thunderbolt, made the award 
to Mis- Brown. 

Prior to these activities, the Ballurd- 
Hudsou Bund, of Macon, presented a 
series of colorful formations on the 

playing field. The SSC Marching Baud 
followed with several displays, includ- 
ing a "Salute lo Florida Normal": 
"Bicycle Wheels"; "Oldsmobile"; "Sur- 
rey with the Fringe on Top"; "Locomo- 
tive"; anil "Double S." 

An Alumni reception in the College 
Inn followed the gridiron victory. 

The Homecoming celebration came to 
un effective close when Ed Wiley and 
his orchestra played merry melodies 
at Hie gala Homecoming Dance, held 
in Willeox Gymnasium. 

Winning floats in the parade were 
those sponsored by the Alpha Phi Alpha 
fraternity, the Freshman class, the 
Tattnall County Alumni chapter, the 
Homecoming Division. Winning decor- 
ation cars were sponsored by the Sa- 
vannah Alumni chapter. Effingham 
Alumni chapter. Winning citations for 
building decorations were I the College 
Library, Powell Laboratory^ School. 

The SSC Cheering Squad is to be 
commended for its fine performance 
and attractive attire. Miss Gerald in c 
Hooper is director of tHe Squad. 

Much praise is due the Homecoming 
Committee, which consisted of W. B. 
Nelson, chairman of the Division ol 
Trades and Industries; Eddie Lind sey, 
Sludent Council president; Wilton C. 
Scott, director of public relations; Miss 
Louise Lauticr, assistant professor of 
English; Mis-. Juanita Sellers, director 
of the Reading Clinic; Rutherford 
Locketlc. Division of Trades and In- 
dustries; Miss Done! la Graham, princi- 
pal. Powell Laboratory School; Mrs, 
Ella W. Fisher, department of physical 
education; Felix J. Alexis, superinten- 
dent of buildings and grounds; Miss 
Louella Hawkins. College librarian; 
William H. M. Bowens, public rela- 
tions; and Frank Tliarpe, Division ol 
Trades and industries, ami chairman of 
the Homecoming Committee. 

Selective Service 
Scores Announced 



students who look the Selective Service 
College Qualifications Tests last -Spring 
and Summer made a score of 70 or 
belter. Major General Lewis B. Her- 
shey, Director of Selective Service, re- 
ported today, and be also reminded 
college studenls that the deadline for 
submitting applications for the Decem- 
ber 13, 1951, test is approaching. He 
said a further breakdown of the re- 
sults of the former tests would be 
available within a short time. 

The new series of tests will be given 
Thursday, December 13, 1951, and 
Thursday, April 24, 1952, by the Ed- 
ucational Testing Service of.J'rinceton. 
New Jersey, at more thrtrf f,000 differ- 
ent centers throughout the United 
States and its territories. The blanks 
may be obtained by the registrant at 
any local hoard office. 

General Hershey stressed the impor- 
tance of all eligible students taking the 
lest, and indicated that those who do 
not have lest score results in their 
cover sheets may have u "very difficult 
time indeed" in convincing their local 
boards that they should he deferred 
as students. 

Application blanks for the December 
13, 1951 test must be postmarked nut 
later than midnight, Monday, Novem- 
ber 5. 1951. Applications for the 
April 24, 1952, test must be postmarked 
not later than 'midnight; Mar. .i 10. 

To be 


.,1 |i, 

(1) Intend to request deferment as 

a student; (2) he satisfactorily pur- 
suing a full-time college course: (3) 
must not previously have taken a Se- 
lective Service College Qualification 

Students whose academic year will 
enil in January. 1952, General Her- 
shey said, are urged lo apply for the 
December 13, 1951. test, so they will 
have scores in their files when the local 
hoards reconsider their cases in Janu- 

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SSC PRACTICE TEACHERS HOIO SEMINAR-The group ft in iominor session dlicuu- 
ing problems pertaining lo dossfoom operotion. The group. Ml lo right, ore: Miss 
Donello Grohom, principol of Powell Loborotory School, ond co-ordinolor of iludent 
leaching in ihe Etomenfory oreo; Mill Lillie Belle- Johnson. English mojor. procticing 
ol Cuyler Junior High School; Mils Mildred LeGrior, elementary education mojor, 
practicing ol Powell Laboratory School; Mist Belly King, phyiicol educolion mojor. ol 
Beach High School; James Amenon, mathematics major, ot Cuyler; Mill Barbara Powell, 
elementary education major. Powell loborotory School; Philip Willi, phyiical educotion 
mojor. Haven Home; Mill Rclho Shonk, phyiicol educolion major, Beach; Dr. Calvin 
I. Kioh, chairman, department of educotion ond coordinator of student toothing on 
the secondary lovol; Mill Alothio Sheriff. English mojor. Cuyler. Not jhown ore 
Theodore Wrighl, Jr., and John Chrisi, pryiicol educotion majors, practicing ol Booch. 
This represents the first lime Ihe Division of Arts and Sciences has attempted student 
leaching during the foil quarter 

Poweli Lab School 
Moves Forward 

The pupils and faculty of Powell 
laboratory School are happy to begin 
another school year after our summer 

During the summer. Mrs. L. T. Wil- 
cox and Mrs. D. C. Hamilton taught 
classes in the college department, while 
Mrs. R. S. Dobson ami Mrs. E. D. 
Marks attended Columbia University. 

We are very proud of our new. effi- 
cient principal. Miss D. J. Graham, 
Under her splendid leadership, wc ore 
endeavoring In do man) things which 
will aid in promoting a more fioitful 
year for both pupils and teachers. 

"Safely and Health" i-> the theme 
ol grades three, four and six. Wc were 

icy I anil enlightened by having 

our own officer F. Wallace speak to 
our pupils mi this subject. Officer 
Wallace began in- address by reading 
the Bafct) laws uud pledge ol Chatham 
county. I. .-in- the ■-••■-■■- repeat after 
him. A safety patrol was also or- 
ganized by Officer Wallace during this 

We are pleased to have Mr. Hsrmond 
work with Mrs. T. Wright and the 4-H 
Club of our school. 

Mr. M. Stokes is working with the 
faculty and pupils in regard to our 
reading program. 

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■ ...Jfr'S ■ |3« ; .,. 

§:-_™,d!H*i -mwm 

COMING ON NOVEMBER 10. Florida N & I. Memorial Institute will meet the strong 
Savannah Stale College Tigers on the Savonnah Stale Collegi- Aihlei.c field for the 
homecoming till. They are from lefl to right: Miss Sylvia Wylene Harris, Senior, 
Soperton, Georgia, attendant; Miss Mary Agnes Ford, Senior, Omaha, Georgia, "Miss 
Savannah. Stole", and Miss Jewell Gamble, Senior, Vidalia, Georgia, attendant. 

Mary Ford Reigns 

As Miss Savannah State 

Uy a majority which exceeded tl 
a Student-Council sponsored elect 
red Miss Mary Agnes Ford. "Mis; 

nearest contender by thirty-three votes 
n. Savannah State College students de- 
Savannah Slate," for the 1951-52 school 


Miss Ford received sharpest competit: 
Harris, an English major from Soperton, 
her second consecutive year. Miss Jet 
Vidalia, Georgia, was the second runner- 
up and attendant to the queen. A total 
of siq lovely lassies made bids for the 
title including Miss Dorothy Mclver, of 
Savannah, Miss Mable Fortson of Co- 
lumbus, and Miss Careta Kose Lot son. 
of Savannah so that the victorious "first 
lady" had not easy time of it at the 

Miss Ford, wiio hails from Omaha. 
Georgia, is the elder daughter of the 
Alfred Fords, former Savannah resi- 
dents. She attended the Richland High 
School, Richland, Georgia, before en- 
tering Savannah State in the Full of 
1918. Miss Ford graduated with saluta- 
torian honors and was the recipient of 
several awards in clothing during her 
high school career. While attending the 
Richland High School, she was "May 
Day Queen." a member of the Home 
Economies Club. 11 member of the Dra- 
matics Club, and treasurer of the 
senior class. 

At Savannah State she is a member 
of the senior class, the Home Econom- 
ics Club, and the Zeta Phi Beta Sorority. 
She is present doing her sludent teach- 
ing at the Alfred E. Beach High School 
in her major field of home economics. 
Her major interest is in sewing and her 
ambition is to become a Home Eco- 
nomics instructor. 

Miss Ford is a member of the Mc- 
Kethan Ruplisl Church in her native 
city. Since being in Savannah, she at- 
tends the St. Philip Methodist Church 
and has served as an usher there. 

Dr. J. H. Griffin, prominent physi- 
cian ol Uainbridge, Georgia, Mr. Henry 
Ford of Atlanta, and Miss Robbie Grif- 
fin are among her relatives who have 

for the title from ,> 
Georgia, who served a 
rel Gamble, a mother 

s Sylvia Wylene 
in attendant for 
ics major from 

attended this institution, making Miss 
Ford a fine representative of Savannah 
State College. Miss Alma Ford, sister 
of Ihe queen, is presently a sophomore 
at Savannah State. 

Miss Mary Agnes Ford is a good 
example of fine womanhood, possessing 
ihe qualities of congeniality, modesty, 
integrity and industriousness which have 
won for her the respect and admiration 
of her colleagues. 

This year's royal trio succeeded Mrs. 
Beautine Wiiliams Hardwick. "Miss Sa- 
vannah Stale for 1950," Miss Sylvia 
Wylene Harris, of Soperton, and Miss 
Dorothy Harp of Bainbridge, attendants 
to the queen. 

In their initial display of pompous 
dignity and gracefulness, queen Ford 
and her attendants reigned well. On be- 
half of Savannah State, her kingdom, 
and ihe students, her subjects, wc wish 
for the queen a most glorious and pleas- 
ant reign and to her we dedicate the 
words, "Long Live the Queen." 

Professor Long 
Attends National 
Business Meeting 



C. Lo. 

man of the Department of Business at 
Savannah State College, attended the 
National Business Education League 
held in Washington, D. C, recently. 

The two-day sessions were held on 
October 12 and 13. The Savannah Stale 
official is corresponding secretary of ihe 
national organization. 



Who Is a Good 

Frequently someone raises a question 
about teachers. Very often lite que*' 
lion is 1- Mr. Hughes or Miss Lotson 

a good leaeher?" It is difficult lo 
answer this question in terms ihat will 
mean the same thing lo both of the 
parties in the- conversation. This same 
question is equally difficult when it is 
posed concerning students. 

In the minds of many people raising 
such a question about students, the in- 
dividual finds usually one general con- 
cept. Tins concept generally includes 
tile number of A*S and B's made |iy tile 
student. Beyond that point, there is 
little to indicate what the student is 
like. There is certainly a need to 
broaden this concept of the good stu- 
dent. When one considers the large 
number of successful men and women 
who have completed college without a 
record which shows predominantly A's 
and B's. one finds it necessary to alter 
the good student concept. The grades 
A and B are important, but they do 
not serve a? a complete index to the 
general nature of the student. In fact, 
such grades are relative to a number of 
factors such as the instructor who 
teaches the course, the scholarship 
standards of the institution in which 
a student is enrolled, the marking sys- 
tem of the institution, and the quality 
of student enrolled. Certainly, all of 
these factors are important anil should 
be given full consideration when an- 
swering this question about any student. 

Over and beyond the foregoing fac- 
tors, the concept of a good student 
should include such characteristics as 
the following: \jfi ) initiative, (2) abil- 
ity to show evidence of planning, (31 
developing emotional maturity, £4) and 
an increasing awareness of the major 
happenings and issues of the present 

The student who never makes a con- 
tribution except when it is required 
of him lacks an important factor need- 
ed in present-day living. The world 
needs students who will be able to see 
that something needs lo be done and 
do it. It is overloaded with individuals 
who recognize inadequacies but offer 

Players Appear 
At College 

The Demi-Tasse Players, the most 
unique dramatic group ever to be of- 
fered to college audiences, were pre- 
sented in Savannah Stale Colli ^< - \li-l- 
drim Auditorium on Friday evening, 
November 2, 1951. 

This highly versatile group thrilled 
the College audience with its interpre- 
tation of scenes from "Taming of ihe 
Shrew" by Shakespeare; "Happiness — ■ 
My Goal'' by Norman Holland; "Cath- 
erine Paar," by John Baldorgtan. 

Charles Avery directs the group with 
lielfiic Thomas as producer. Professor 
II. R. Hatched is chairman of the Cam- 
pus Cultural Committee and Professor 
Robert Long is co-chairman of this 
committee which sponsored the Demi- 
Tasse Players at Savannah Slule Col- 

President- Payne 
Receives Bouquet 
For Flower Week 

President William K. Payne dis- 
played a beautilul bouquet of flowers 
during the upperclas-man assembly pro- 
gram on Tuesday, October 30, which 
was sent to him by Oelschig Florist of 
Savannah, Georgia. The flowers were 
sent lo lite College head in commemora- 
tion of National Flower Week. The 
bouquet consisted of yellow chrysan- 
themums with a spray of green fern and 
autumn leaves and was beautifully ar- 
ranged in a white basket. The floral 
trihule was admired and appreciated 
by the entire student and faculty 

no solutions nor feel any responsihil 
lies beyond that of discovery. 

It i> nol easy to conceive of a good 

student who does not show evidences 
of ability to plan. The spread and de- 
velopment of democracy in our country 
and the world are conditioned by the 
degree to which ihe population in gen- 
eral exercises individually this particu- 
lar ability. At all levels of educalion, 
learning how to plan should be con- 
sidered as a major part of educalion. 

fn the characteristic which we often 
designate as emotion maturity, one looks 
lo lind an individual who can respond 
normally and in a wholesome man net 
to the social situations in which lit 
find- himself. Although a very diffi- 
cult term lo define, emotional maturity 
can he measured and evaluated. It 
should he one of the major goals or 
purposes of education. Its presen 
in individuals of all grades of schol 
ship is enhancing. 

Finally, it is impossible to think of 
a good student who is not aware of 
the fact that he lives in the alomic 
age and a confused world. Signs of 
awareness lo present-day problem- and 
issues are characteristic of student- who 
may be put into Ihe classification of 
the good student. The colleges and 
universities, although set aside in spe- 
ific localities, arc, whether by choice 
t circumstances, a part of a troubled 
nd changing world. No student can 
he judged good who tloes not keep 
abreast of the developments which are 
iking place from day to day. 

There has been no attempt here to 
ike from ihe students who make A's 
and B's any glory. Bui, on the olher 
hand, effort has been made to stress 
the oilier factors frcquenlly neglected 
when a good student i- considered. In 
addilion, attention has been called to 
the fact that students making grades 
w B may show these characteristics 
come to be included in the con- 
cept of a good student. 

William K. Payne 

The Dean's 

lie gravity of ihe present world 
crisis is the measure of your oppor- 
tunity. Those fortunate men who re- 
main in college have an opportunity 
to attain scholastic averages which will 
permit them to finish college. All stu- 
dents, both men and women, today, 
have upon graduation employment pros- 
pects which did not exist yeslerday. 

You may now work, if qualified, in 
governmental foreign service. You may, 
f qualified, now work on a variety of 
scientific research projects. You may, 
f qualified, now enter new fields of 
nduslry, manufacture and sales dis- 
tribution. Opport unities in loiters ami 
e art beckon still as always. 

The gateway lo slardom in competi- 
tive sports is wide open. The church, 
o, invites the devoted soul lo larger 

In shorl. the plums of opportunity 
are ripe (or competent bunds and dedi- 
caled hearls. May every student of 
Savannah Slule College have imagina- 
tion to sec meaningful goals, energy 
and patience to endure preparation, 
and determination to achieve. 

T. C. Meyers 

Campus Digest 

President William K. Payne greeled 
the sludeni body in an assembly pro- 
gram Tuesday. September 25, 1951. 
Speaking from the subject, "College 
Citizenship," the president made several 
imporiunt points. 1. That the college 
students constitute ihe college citizen- 
ship. 2. That this being a select com- 
munity, means that we have select 
citizens. "One way of showing good 
citizenship is to regard ihe other fel- 
low," said ihe Prexy. Another is "To 
develop ihinking on community level. 
When we think of lliings that are good 
and fine and things that will help im- 
good citizenship." 
prove the institution, we are showing 

Having heard this wonderful address 
by ihe President, i am sure that we 
as college students are going lo show 
good citizenship here on the campus. 

Dean William J. Holloway spoke to 
us on October 9, on the subject of 
"Raising Slandards.*" "College people 
are select people and should exhibit 
fair play at all times. They should 
know bow to lose as well as how to 
win," ihe Dean declared. He gave us 
three important ways in which we can 
raise higher standards; 1. Scholarship, 
2. Social Behavior. 3. Professional 

Reverend Levi Moore, pastor of Belli 
Eden Baptist Church in Savannah was 
guest speaker during the Sunday morn- 
ing worship on October 14. 

Friday, October 12, the fire depart 
men! ol Savannah staged a demonstra- 
tion of modern firefighling on the cam- 
pus. The demonstralion followed an 
address by Fire Chief Blanton in Mel- 
drim Auditorium on Fire Prevention 
on October 11. 

Audio-Visual Aids Week was held 
during the week October 20, and b 
lured speakers on their chapel progn 
were Mrs. Lorelta Harris and John 

Gamma Upsiion Chapter of Alpha 
Kappa Alpha presented a program t 
"Words and Music" in ebapel Thun 
day, Ocioher 26. 

Your Women's Council is in the 
process of being organized. Your Sti 
denl Council is functioning. Take your 
problem-, to them. Mr. Eddie Lindsey 
is president. 

There is much lo be done on the 
campus. Won't you lake a part in 
making your school what you want it 
lo be? 

The most popular song on your cam- 
pus should be your College Hymn. 

Sing it often. 

some time in the future. 

It is deemed necessary, however, for 
purpose, of background, to call lo mind 
the more prominent features of ill 
iilan which are generally known to al 
Hi) Establishment of a minimum salary 
scale which compares favorably with 
those of olher stales in our area. (2) 
Appropriation of a sum of money to 
he used lo finance improved school 
.physical facilities. 

The purpo.-e of this discussion is to 
emphasize the important issues, im- 
plications and obligations growing out 
of ibis new program. 

First of all. prior to the new order, 
state leaeher certification requirements, 
lliougb high, could not be adhered lo. 
as persons possessing such qualifica- 
tions could not be attracted, at the 
salary and oilier conditions offered. 
The result has been thai large numbers 
of individuals have had to he admitted 
into the profession whose qualificalions 
were and are far below the acceptable 

Bhominglon, III. U.I'.) .—A change 
ii admission policy for admitting new 
ludenls at Illionis Wesleyan University 
has been inaugurated this year. Under 
(he new plan specific high school 
s will not be required for ad- 
That is, specific requirements 
and credit work in the various fields 
will be dropped. However, adequate 
proficiency ill (he use ol English and 
general competence for college work 
The applicants competence will now 
be judged by high school record which 
hould show two or more years of 
work in at least one field in which the 
grades are substantially belter than 
ge. In addition, recommendations 
by high school teachers and others will 
e required. In addition, recommenda- 
oiis by high school teachers and others 
ill be required. Also, when use is 
deemed advisable, performance on ihe 
Weslcyan admission tests of scholastic 
aptitude, reading, writing, and m albe- 
it ica will he the basis for admission. 

The tesl results will be used to assist 
a wise decision ahoul entering the 

iversily, help determine recipients 
of scholarships, and advise students 
concerning their programs of sludy. 
The lesls will be given on ihe campus 
at frequent intervals and occasionally 
ill be administered by the admissions 
counselors in the student's home com- 

High school students will be now 
advised to include in their programs it 
broad background of sludy that will 
provide a useful basis for continuation 
of iheir generul educalion here. 

The Teaching 
Profession Comes 
Of Age In Georgia 

By l»r. Calvin 
Head. Dcpartraenl 

L. Kiab, 

of Educalio 

To say ihe year 1951 is a history- 
making one in ihe teaching professior 
in our Male cells immediately to tin 
mind of anyone al all familiar will 
events as they have unfolded, the Mini 
mum Foundalion Program. 

It is nol ihe purpose of this short 
piece lo describe the provisions of 
M.F.P. as that will he allemnter' 

The upshot of all ibis is thai gross 
inefficiency or at the most a low grade 
of mediocrity has been a dominani 
characteristic of our system. 

This sort of psychological atmosphere 
prevading and surrounding leaching a> 
a vocation in our state has insinuated 
itself into und upon all areas touching 
ihe profession. Here at the college, 
it becomes apparent in the attitude ol 
students toward preparation for teach- 
ing. Classified a profession, teaching 
enjoys the prestige and high social es- 
i accorded the olher professions. 
Though (his is true, however, there is 
i considerable tendency for persons to 
elect and prepare for teaching only 
vhen it become- evident lhal further 
Study required for enlrance into the 
ither professions is not feasible or 

A familiar statement of upperclass- 
men is, "I want lo sludy medicine but 
if I can't do any heller 111 leach. So, 
in case 1 do have lo leach I heller lake 
iome education'." We have here in the 
lepartmeiil have labeled this sort of 
person an "in ease teacher." 

The low siutnlards which meager fi- 
nancial provision has forced upon the 
system have made of the profession a 
penurious and contemptible ocupalion; 

profession, yes, but one to be pre- 
ferred only after all others have been 

ntlered unattainable. 

Achievement of M.F.P. marks the 
starting point of a wdiole new approach 
lo I be leaching profession in Georgia. 
M.F.P., providing additional financial 

pport for education in all ureas, can 

___ November, 1951 

We Congratulate 
The Newly-weds 

Mo-t sincere congratulations lo the 
many happy newly married couples of 
our college family. 

Among ihe teachers arc Mr. and Mrs. 
Leroy Brown (Miss Vera Dowdell); 
Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Harmon.! (Miss 
Thelma Moore) ; Mr. and Mrs. James 
Fisher (Miss Ella Webb); Mr. and 
Mrs. William Bowens (Miss Alberta 
Webster) : and Mr. and Mrs. P. L. But- 
ler (Miss Nella F. Harris). 

Among the students, our congratu- 
lations go to Mr. ami Mrs. William 
Johnson (Dorothy Robinson) ; Mr. and 
Mrs. Lloyd Ricks (Maude Eden Held ) ; 
Mr. and Mr-. Conrad Moon- (Jacque- 
line Nelson). 

low begin lo demand that all aspects 
if the program meet acceptable sland- 

Foreniost among these demand.-, as 
is already apparent, is first, lhal per- 
sons now employed who expect to be 
retained in the system must meet ac- 
ceptable standards of qualification. 
Next, any persons seeking admission 
to ihe profession must nun the stand- 
ards prior to being considered for em- 
ployment. In sborl, the days ol the 
inssuance of the provisional certifi- 
cate are numbered. 

In this connection, tin- college, with 
stale certification authorities cooperat- 
ing has spent considerable lime and 
effort in the development of definite 
curricula looking toward preparing 
teachers for instruction in specific 
areas, fn such a system, it is con- 
ceived, the "in case teacher" will have 
a difficult time simply taking "some 
educalion" and acquiring adequate 
preparalion for the profession. 

It is Ihe design of the college lhal 
the individual who qualifies [or gradu- 
ation in any of the several leaeher edu- 
cation curricula shall have done so by 
conscious, deliberate choice and he will 
have selected his course of uction at 
a specified point in his college career. 
pursuing ii as designed. An "incaser." 
to qualify, having passed ihe point of 
decision must retrace his stepi, select 
has desired field and spend an amounl 
of extra lime qualifying equivalent lo 
that he lias missed. 

Stale certification under the new 
plan will he automatic upon completion 
of one of the leaching curricula. 

It is also true lhal in ihe days prior 
lo M.F.P. low standards of achieve- 
ment and excellence accompanied low 
scholastic and professional standards. 
In short, employing agencies and ad- 
ministrators have tolerated ineompe- 
lenee and inefficiency as eoncomilanls 
of poor preparalion and ihe compensa- 
tion was commensurate. 

With insistence upon and availability 
of persons with desirable professional 
preparalion — said persons also being 
eligible for compensation which ap- 
proaches a level of respectability com- 
parable to that of other professions- 
carelessness, shifllessness and slovenly 
standards of performance will cease lo 
be tolerated. 

In summary, M.F.P. is ihe unmistak- 
able expression of Georgia's determina- 
tion to develop a modern and efficienl 
school system. Adoption of ibis acl 
breathes life and vitality into ihe pro- 
fession and does much to provide the 
atmosphere which will enable il to 
assume the dignity and stalus of com- 
ible occupations. The profession 
has definitely come of age. Those who 
ould engage in it must acquire the 
attributes ol maturity 
with such a calling. 

{Continuetf from Page 41 
Among the hundreds of former stu- 
dents of this institution seen al (he 
Homecoming Day Festivities were; Na- 
poleon Black well. Miss Eva Allgood, 
Mrs. Nellie Marshall Webb. Yerby 
Webb, Miss Nancy Mosely, Maceo 
Home, Mrs. Cherry Williams Home, 
Othello Surrency, Mrs. Emma Jean 
Surrency, Miss Surah Walker. Mrs. Em- 
ma Mayo Turner. 

November, 1951 

Spring Quarter 
Honor Roll 

The Tiger's Roar proudly publishes 
i he names of tho e students who were 
listed on llic Honor Roll for the Spring 
Quarter of 1951. According to Mr. Ren 
Ingcrsoll, registrar, these students have 
earned an average of 2.00 or above in 
al least twelve quarter hours: 

Alfrcta L. Adams, TJwlma All- Am- 
elt Anderson, Alphonso Arnold, Charles- 
Bailey. Virginia B. Baker, Marie S. 
Barnwell, Dorothy Mae Bes=, Ezra 
Blake. Mary ISogan. Foger Boaker, 
Mildred Boyd. Ethel Mae Brinson. Bea- 
trice Brown, Andrew L. Bryant, Annie 
Grace Bussey, John Lee Byrd, Orlease 

D. Campbell, Adolphus D. Carter. Ruby 
J. Childers, Margarel Chisholm, Mattie 
Jane Cliffin, William H. Collins. Ches- 
ter Lee Conyers, anil Jewell A. Cutter. 

LeMark Daniel, James F. Denslcr, 
Gloria E. H. DeVeaux, Betty Louise 
Douse. May me Lou Do/ier. Martha A. 
Edward-. Man" Ford. Jewell Gamble, 
Rosa Emma Garlrell. Ethel B. Garvin, 
Harry German, Celia Bell Hall, Glorii 

E. Hamilton. Joe Hardy. Agnes Undin. 
Harris, Loretla H. Harris, Daniel W. 
Hendrix, Geneva K. Hill, Thelma L. 
Hill, and Lois Virginia Hines. 

Rethel Holmes, Catherine Hunt, Al- 
fred Jackson. Darnell Jackson, Lillie 
Mae Jackson. Alberta James. Virginia 
James, Lillie Bell Johnson, Willie Frank 
Johnson. Ernest W. Jones, Raymond 
Knight. Calvin C. Lawton, John W. 
Levy, Carolyn N. Lewis, Lillie B. Lin- 
dex, Eddie Lindsey, Lula L. Lockette, 
Hosea Lofton. Thomas Loman, Belly- 
Ann Lopez, Careto Rose Lotson. George 
Ellis Lovett. Charles E. McDaniel. 
Dorothy D. Mclver, and Wallace B. 

Jean Z. Miller, Maggie Lee Milehell, 
Marge E. Mitchell. Prince Mitchell, 
Vernon Mitchell. Benjamin Mosley, 
Charles Moultrie. Marvin Pittman. 
Barbara J. Powell. Frank A. Prince. 
Benjamin Quattlebaum, Pauline Pearl 
Reid, Willie James Reid, Ruby jane 
Ridley. Eldeen Roberts, Phoebe Robin- 
son, Timothy U. Ryals, Robert Sanders, 
John W. Scott, Lawrence B. Sheppard, 
Audria Mae Spells, Folia Strange. Stan- 
ley Whittley. Harrison F. Wilkes. Birdie 
P. Williams. Richard William-, and 
Leon Wilson. 


Junior Class 
Elects Officers 

Raymond Knight and Eddie 

Lindsey and Knight Named 

Students of the Month 


"Congratulations" Mr. Quattlebaum, 
for you have been re-elected as president 
another year. You are quite an asset 
lo the group. You have proven your- 
self lo be a wonderful leader. Through- 
out your high school career, you have 
retained the presidency above others. 
You have served faithfully and willing- 
ly. We admire you! We honor you! 
Keep up the good work. 

During your high school days you 
received several awards, such as citizen- 
ship, journalism, administrative and 
dramatic. Here at Savannah State, you 
have been an inspiration lo many— an 
inspiration to them as a loyal, punctual 
and willing leader. Your presence here 
has meant much. We are proud to 
have you. Mr. Quattlebaum. as president 
of the senior class. 

May I leave with you, as you con- 
tinue through life, a verse taken from 
Longfellow's "Psalm of Life": 
"Lives of great men all remind us 
We can make our lives sublime, 
And, departing, leave behind us, 
Footprint on the sands of lime." 

Waco, Tex.— </./*.)— Baylor Univer- 
sity is offering for young women stu- 
dents this fall what is believed to be the 
nation's first collegiate course in "hu- 
man relations." President W. R. White 
announced here that the program is 
planned to "present factors which will 
contribute lo the balanced life of the 
college young woman." Attention will 
be given lo areas of health, manners, 
ethics, group and family relationships, 
and personality development. 

Eddie T. Lindsey. scholarly senioi 
won recognition as Student - of - the 
Month because of bis unusual academi 
record and for his outstanding cor 
tribulions in extra-class activities. 

The ambitious native of Columbus 
Georgia, is al present Editor of the 
1952 Yearbook, president of the 
dent Council, and president of Delia 
Eta chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha fra- 
ternity. His winning personality and 
brilliant mini! have won him the ad- 
miration of his fellow students and the 
College family. 

A senior English major. Lindsey was 
in honor graduate of Spencer High 
School. Coin mb its, ami has maintained 
in almost consecutive lisling on 
coveted Dean's list. He was the 
cipient of the Press Club Award and 
he College Award for his distinguished 
ind consistent participation in College 

His bobbies include dancing and 
reading. Lindsey believes that a well- 
rounded life means a life of progressive 
ind fruiiful living. Perhaps the great- 
•st achievement of Lindsey 's college 
eareer was his winning of the presi- 
dency of the Student Council, which 
bespoke the fail h that bis colleagues 
hold in his ability and integrity. 

Lindsey was at one time a Junior 
Deacon of the First African Baptist 
Church of Columbus. He also served 
i- an a>-istanl Sunday School teacher. 

The amiable high school valedic- 
orian possesses most of the qualities of 
i great man who will write many glow- 
ng words of progress and humani- 
arianism on the pages of history, 
scholarship, dignity, faith, integrity — 
hese words help to portray one of 
SSC's most colorful and best loved 
ludenls. Surely, Eddie T. Lindsey is 
in outstanding example of an Ameri- 
can College Student. 

"Students should become well-round- 
kI individuals through formal and in- 
formal training before considering 
hemselves well educated. Book learn- 
ing is only twenty-five per cent of the 
jame, your ability to apply what you 
Itnow eonstitules the oilier seventy-five 
per cent," according to the philosophy 
>f Raymond Knighl who is "Student of 
(he Month" for October. The son of 
Mr. and Mrs. Issue Knighl of 705 W. 
Waldbure Street, Savannah. Knighl is 
entering his junior year al Savannah 
State College and a second lerm as 
class president. He is one of the Col- 
lege's mosl promising young men, hav- 
ing proved himself proficient in 
cholurship and student leadership abil- 

An accounting major with an am- 
bition to become, in his own words, 
a Certified Public Accountant tC.P.A.) 
sometime in the future, Knight has 
maintained 2.80 average since entering 
Savannah State in 1949 having been 

osen validiclorian of his class. 

A native of Manatee, Florida, he re- 
ived his early schooling in the state 
of Florida and later attended the for- 
mer Beacb-Cuyler High School after 
earning to Savannah al un early age. 
While attending Beach he received 
honorable mention for a citizenship 
award; served as president of the Stu- 
dent Council and held numerous oilier 
executive positions in sluilent organi- 

With a knack for curl replies and 

constructive thinking. Knight says he 
came lo Saioilnah Male to gain an 
adequate crlm-ation. Proof of his desire 
came when he was listed on the Honor 
Roll <luring his Freshman year. He he- 
came president of bis class during his 
second year. Chairman of the Student 
Loan Association, business manager of 
the Savannah Slate TIGER, College 
yearbook publication, and an affiliate 
of numerous student and College ac- 

Greekdom called and Raymond 
Knight answered by joining the Alpha 
Phi Alpha fraternity as a College soph- 
Having exhibited unusual executive 
talents, devotion lo bis school and 
having fostered good student-public re- 
lationship during his sophomore year 
Knighl was re-elected president of the 
junior class and business manager of 
the Tiger. He also joined the Tiger's 
Roar staff. Serving in the latter ca- 
pacity he has organized [he most ac- 
tive business staff the student publica- 
tion has ever known. He also is a 
member of the Collegiate Counselors. 

In the meantime his scholastic aver- 
age soared lo the point thai the name 
of Raymond Knight is a feature of the 
"Dean's List." 

A Methodist by faith. Knighl claim? 
membership in the St. Philip A.M.E. 
Church, Rev. J. S. Bryant, pastor, of 

Carrying out his belief in well-round- 
edness the "Student of the Month" has 
as a hobby sofiball pitching, and is a 
sports enthusiast. 

Professor J. Randolph Fisher, chair- 
man of the department of Languages 
and Literature, chose Knight as a mem- 
ber of ihe student recruitment team 
which appeared at Alfred E. Beach 
High School lasl May. 

Raymond Knighl thrives under the 
guidance of Professor Robert Long, 
chairman of the department of Busi- 
ness, and his competent slaff. 

The Tiger's Roar salutes Knight for 
winning the "Sludeut-of-the-Month" 
nomination, co-sponsored by the Savan 
nah Stale Student Council, and this 

s the i 

lass of 1951-52 wel- 
md old students back 

The following officers were elected: 
Raymond Knight, president; John Wes- 
ley, vice president; Gloria Grimes, sec- 
retary; Glorious Reid, assistant secre- 
tary; Mediens Simmons, treasurer; 
Eunice Primus and Catherine Hunt, re- 

Lucile Brisler and James Gibbons 
were selected for the junior class repre- 
sentatives lo like Studenl Council. 

Marian Lewis of Sylvania, Georgia 
was elected as "Miss Junior." Dorothy 
Brooks of Walterboro. South Carolina, 
and Helen Turner of Eastman, Georgia 
were elected as her attendants. 

The junior class is making plan? for 
an elaborate Junior-Senior Prom. 

SSC Freshman 
Named National 
NFA Head 

Curlis V. Cooper of 1206 Love Street. 
Savannah, was elected presidenl of the 
National Association of the New Farm- 
ers of America al the national nice ting 
held in Atlanta on September 30— Oc- 
lober 4, at the Buller Street YMCA. 

Tiie nineteen-year-old Savarinabiaii 
and SSC freshman ha* been a member 
of the NFA for six years and has 
served as vice presidenl of his local 
chapter al Wood vi lie High School. 

A Woodville High School graduate. 
Cooper was valedictorian of the class of 
1951. This promising young man en- 
tered SSC ibis fall. 

s national head of the youth or- 
ganization. Cooper will conduct meet- 
ings and allcnd Stale Association meet- 
ings of the NFA in various states. In 
Ion, D, C„ for leadership school for 
March of 1952. he will go lo Washing- 
ton for leadership school for three 
consecutive days. 

Former Student 
Treads Upper 

Tommy Smalls, popular and versatile 
native Savannahian, has been selected 
master of ceremonies of the "Dr. Jive 
Show." beard on a New York radio 
station Monday through Friday. 

Smalls. 25, was selected from an 
auditioning field of 45 Negro disc 
jockeys, according lo a release from 
the Waller Kaner Association of New 

Prior to ibis accomplishment, Smalls 
conducted disc jockey shows on WJIV. 
WSAV, and WDAR. local radio sta- 
l ion s. He also served as master of 
ceremonies at several of Savannah's 
leading nigh I clubs. Smalls is a Beach 
High School graduate and a former 
student at SSC. 

During the summer of 1950, Small: 
served as Editor-in-chief of The Tiger'. 
Roar. He was al one time student con 
suliaut lo the campus organ. The new 
"Dr. Jive" pilot formerly served as 
editor of the Savannah Herald, local 

lb. versatile ariisi has a numhe 
other achievements lo his credit in the 
fields of public relations, journal 
and business. It i- with pleasure 
we learn of hi- new promotion. We 
tender our sincere hopes for his 

Page 3 

Student Loan 
Assn. Organizes 

It is amazing how many students are 
inaware of the fact that a Siudenl 
Loan Association operates on the 
•ampus. This Association was organ- 
mi on October 19, 1949, for the pur- 
poses of rendering financial aid lo ihe 
iludent body; furnishing profitable in- 
/estmcnl for sludenls; and familiarizing 
•Undents in the Business Department 
villi the techniques of organizing and 
operating successful business enter- 

Until the current year, al! fund- used 
for the operalion of this organization 
were secured through the sale of stock 
o members of the studenl body. Thif 
ycar, ihe Campus Chest loaned funds 
'.c- the Studenl Loan Association for 
he purpose of beginning operation. 
However, stock in ihe organization may 
nil be purchased from the Book Store 
by students who desire a wise invest- 

At the end of each year, all profits 
made are distributed among the stock- 
holders. In addition, stockholders re- 
ceive their original investment. For the 
past two years, the average profit made 
bos been twenty per cent on the origi- 

it investment. 

During the pasl year, 170 loans over- 
aging SI I each were secured by stu- 
dents for various purposes. During 
the first month of operation ibis year, 
over 30 loans have been made by the 

Additional information concerning 
ihe Sluilent Loan Association may be 
jbtained from members of llic Siudenl 
Loan Committee. They are Arneil An- 
on, Kenneth Evans, Raymond, 
Knight, and Mr. Franklin Carr, advisor.) 

A Student Looks at 

Religious Life at SSC 

By Dorothy M. Bess 

Most of the students of Savannah 
Stale College will agree that religious 
services ploy an important pari in mold- 
ing characler and developing a whole- 
some personality. Even though we arc 
aware of these facts, many of us are 
not aroused by them. 

We as college students have definite 
goals in view. If we are to achieve 
these goals, we cannot afford to forget 
the main factor which will help us 
most loward cslablishing a firm de- 
termination Inward achievement. This 
factor is none other than that of re- 

Religious services are those which 
should be cherished by every individual. 
Without them, our lives would be in- 
complete. If we would be successful 
in our daily endeavors, we must con- 
stantly strive to adhere to those re- 
ligious principles which are essential 
to a happy life. 

Religious services are held weekly 
on the College campus. They are held 
mainly for the students. There are 
many ibings which will inevitably help 
us in everyday life if we faithfully ad- 
here lo them. By following these re- 
ligious principles we will he better 
qualified to meet the challenges and 
adversities of ibis day and age. 

Religious services will prove especial- 
ly helpful in aiding the freshmen to 
adjust themselves morally and spiritual- 
ly. Uppcrclassmen will find them of 
great assistance in helping lo point up 
an area which is too often neglected. 
Let ns make an early beginning in order 
that we may look forward to a betler 

Veteran Frosh 
Newsmen Join 
Tiger's Staff 

A number of freshman students who 
served on their respective High School 
newspaper staffs have joined the col- 
lege Student Newspaper upon enrolling 

Those continuing lo follow their jour- 
nalistic enterprises are: 

James H. Douse, of William James 
High School, Statesboro, Georgia. He 
was editor of his high school newspaper, 
and originator and editor of bis high 
school yearbook. He is now humor 
editor of the Tiger's Roar. 

Miss Roberia Glover, former member 
if the Alfred E. Beach Beacon slaff. 
She joins us as Tiger's Roar typist. 

Shamas Locke, of Vidalia, Georgia, 
former city editor, joins our slaff as 
circulation manager, 

Archie Robinson, ace sporls editor 
lor the fieacon slaff of Alfred E. Beach 
High School, is now assistant sports 
editor of the Tiger's Roar. 

Clarence J. Lofton, former editor of 
the Lee Street High Hornet of Black- 
shear, Georgia, joins our slaff as art 

Douse Locke, and Lofton in addition. 
plan lo work with the Yearbook Staff. 

Welcome comrades, and may your 
work he equally as fruitful here as it 

was al your respective high schools. 

Building Program 
To Get Underway 

In this progressive age, SSC is not 
ilanding still. Steadily the physical 
plant is being equipped, enlarged, and 
modernized to cope with changing 

Presently, Savannah State College, 
through the keen foresight of its ad- 
ministration, has been appropriated an 
estimated S800.000 for buildings and 
improvements of the College. 

Architects have submitted their plans 
for construction and preparations are 
being mode for the actual development 
of such plans. A S500.000 men's dormi- 
tory, to house 210 men, is to he con- 
structed, An appropriation of 5200,000 
has been made for additions to and im- 
provements of Willcox Gymnasium. Ad- 
ditional floor space, showers, baths, 
locks, and equipment rooms ore being 
planned for the Gymnasium. The re- 
maining amount, approximately $50,000. 
will be used for a sewage disposal plant 
for the campus. 

r cj.- i 


November, 1951 

The Tiger's Roar 

Member: Intercollegiate Press Associalion; Nalionul School Public Rela- 
lions Association. 

Published six times per yeai by the students of Savannah Slate College 
through line Office of Public Relations. Savannah Stale College, Stale College 
Branch, Savannah, Georgia. 

Advertising Rate: One dollar per column inch. 
Hosca J. Loflon '52 

Ann R. Howard '52 
Managing Editor 
Nannctte N. McGee '52— News 
Joelene Belin '52 — Assistant 
Annie Grace Busscy '53 — Copy 
Virginia B. Baker '52— Society 
Sylvia W. Harris '52— Assistant 
Charles E. McDaniels '52— Sports 
Alethia Sheriff '52— Feature 
Clarence Lofton '52— Art 
Makeup Staff 

Dorothy D. Mclver '52 
Timothy U. Ryals '54 
Reporlorial Staff . James Douse '55; Pauline Reid '53; 

Nathan Dell '54; Archie Robinson '55; C. Ester Freeman '53; 
Virginia M. Danshy '52; Beverly Ann Brown '53; Carolyn 

Manigo '52; Jin 

mie Colley 

52; Jaunita Florence '53. 

Business and Ci 

culation. .. 

Raymond Knight '53, Manager 

Dennis Williams 

'55; Thoma 

Locke '55. 

Staff Secrclary 

Ruby J. Childers '52 

Acquilla Quattlebaum '53; 

Robertia Glover 

'55; Caroly 

n Gladden '54; Margaret Chis- 

holm '52. 


Luetta B. Colvin 

It's really the Monday morning quarterback that needs lo be deemphasized. 

Many a business man thinks the way to get order out of chaos is lo get plenty 
of orders. 

Rip Van Winkle couldn't sleep for 20 years nowadays. He would ha 

Utilizing Our Minds 

As college men and women and potential leaders of tomorrow, we are too 
prone to be aimless, wild little regard for those things which are of educalional 
as well as cultural value lo us. 

Let us place ourselves in I lie position of some of our guest speakers who 
come to us from time lo lime to share with us some o( their varied experiences. 
No speaker can be any greater than his audience will allow him to be. Colleagues, 
our cooperation is needed. 

Focus in your minds one moment our reactions as far as being intelligent 
and attentive listeners is concerned. We are not attentive and we lack that degree 
of control which characterizes and identifies college students. Let us be aware 
that the first impression, in many instances, is a lasting one and the impression 
our speakers get of us will not only characterize us now, but also in years to 
come. Patterns do not change in a day; on the other hand, they usually persist. 
The strength of a school lies not in the beauty of its buildings, but in the char- 
acter and intellect of ils students 

The writer who remarked that "We recognize slars only when they shine," 
certainly gives us cause lor reflection. 

—Annie Ruth Howard 

Are You Making Each Minute Count? 

The bund ol fate is writing each minute as we experience our most 
period in world history, and the quality ol your performance now will di 
your future destiny. Fate has caused many youth lo be inducted into the 
armed sen-ices. Therefore, those ol us who share the golden privilege of grasp- 
ing a pen insiead ol a gun must realize the importance of making each minute 

Our minds mu-t turn aside from the frivolity and depravities of life lo high 
standards and ideals which bring about a more meaningful exigence. In short, 
our being here must have a dclinile purpose, a purpose based on a desire lo 
acquire training which will help to make our community, our country, and 
the world a better place in which lo live because ol our foresight, preparedness 
and intelligence. Surely. "it is to he the educational institutions that one looks 
for sound leaders. 

Let us be mindful of our every action while in college. Can you imagine 
yourself on the Korean battlefield? Imagine you are on the battlefield, a young 
and ambitious person, desiring most to be in some American college instead. 
Having this supposition in mind, are you still satisfied with your scholar-hip 
here? Are you sure you are gelling the all-around development you need from 
your present activities here? Finally, are you making each minute count every 

Certainly, we ought lo lake inventory of ourselves and while the term is 
young, get on the "right track." Standards in all ureas of living are raising and 
we must meet the challenge of new situations. It is not too late lo make wise use 
of all ol your natural talents and abilities to grasp every opportunity to learn lo 
get a liberal education. 

So that the purpose of education to make one aide lo live the "Good Life 
might be fulfilled, let us strive to make each minute count. In doing this, w 
must be mindful of the wise counsel given in the first assembly for school year 
1951-52 by our President in speaking on the subjeel of "College Citizenship," and 
again the message of our Dean of men, William J. Hollow ay, when he spoki 
about "Raising Standards." Someone once said that, "He who starts the race 
late, must run faster than the re^t to win the race." We ought lo let our 
thoughts entertain these truths. 

Most of all. we have a life belore us lo live. We musl ihink of 
curily and consequently of what we will have to offer in turn for compensations. 
We are indebted lo society, our community and lo our families who. in many 
cases, sacrifice lo keep us here. We must think in terms of the many aspects of 
living before we waste time, money, or energy, and in so doing, you may be 
discouraged nol lo procrastinate. 

1 invite you lo try ibis formula. Counl the cost of a college educalion. Then 
count the minutes which are passing on each day while you are here and try 
to nume an accomplisbmnl or some progressive step for each of these minutes. 
This is whal we mean by the queslion, "Are you making the minutes count 
Arc you oeluully living a purposeful life thai will prepare you for a useful life 
of service lo yourself and others, u position ol leadership in shaping a brighl 
tomorrow? "Time will tell." 

— Hosea J. Lofl 


college: student 



A Time For Thanksgiving 

Greetings from the personnel of the Tigers Roar. This is our first edition 
for the 1951-52 school year, and is designated as the Thanksgiving edition. We 
have much In be thankful for. In the true spirit of tin- holiday founded by people 
who knew what hardship and deprivation meant, may we urge you lo pause 
long enough In count your many blessings. Remember thai Thanksgiving has a 
magnclie effect which draws more things to use in proportion to our appreciation 
of smaller thing-. 

Certainly we ought to be thankful (or our College; its genial administrator 
and his administration; for our college hymn; for the aesthetic beauly of our 
Campus, with its moss, oaks, marshland-, and magnolias. Yes, it is Thanksgiving 

We of the Tiger's Roar staff are thankful for the distinction of being the 
largest slah* in ihe hislory of siudenis publications at SSC. We are thankful for 
our efficient faculty advisor, Miss Luetla B. Colvin; the Public Relations Depart 
rnent. Mr. Wilton C, Seoll. Director, our sponsors; and the Board of Publications 
Mr. J. Randolph Fisher, chairman. 

We appreciate the work done on thi 
ard. managing editor, who has proved , 
partments. We give our appreciation I 
exchange editor; Clarence J. Lofton, a 

first edition by Miss Anne Ruth How 
r able co-ordinator of our various de- 
Miss \ririie Grace Bussey, copy and 
! editor, who designed our new mast- 

head; Misses Ruby Childers, Aequilla Quattlebaum, Robertia Glover, typist:; 
Raymond Knight, hu-ine-s manager; and many others who have contributed lo 
ibis edition. 

We commend Paul L. Howard, al present an elementary school principal, 
jiii I his -tad for their excellent first Summer Session edition. The same 
mendation is extended lo Miss Mary Telfair and Mrs. Gertrude Thoma 
their slall for the well-written second Summer edition. 

The Tiger's Konr slafl 
lish major from Blaekshea 
j greatly improved journal. 

is headed again this year by Hosea J. Lofton. Eng- 
, Georgia, who anticipates bringing la the reader; 
With the help of one of the paper's finest staffs. 

The Exchange Editor 

11,11,. Header-. Here's your faithful 
Exchange Editor Idling you in on some 
if the happenings at fellow institution-. 

While browsing through 77ie South- 
ern University Digest, Balon Rouge. 

1 -mi- 

fell 1 

I dis 

ered the 




nful i 


For t 

are but empty dreams, 
leathers never slumber 

And ponies ore not what they seem. 
Exams are real, exams are earnest. 

So don'l lei flunking be your goal; 
\or homeward lo retumelh 

But put your name on the honor roll. 
Lives ol graduates all remind us 

We can finish on lime. 
\nd on departing leave behind us 

A's on the record of time. 
Let us then be up and studying 

Soon it will be too late. 
'.Vhat musl be done Jaunary 22-2(> 

Can't be done January 28. 

The Bluefieltlian of Bluefield Stale 
.College in Bluefield West Virginia pub- 
lished an urliele in one of their re- 
'ent edition- that will hold a great 
leal of interest among the women of 
;he College. The article is entitled: 
Girl- Here's How To Catch Husband-" 

Girls, if you wunt to catch a husband, 
don't appear over-anxious to spring the 
trap. A little more casualncss on your 
;iart moy gel you to the parson faster 
Vii article in the September American 
magazine, telling whal a cross section 
of girls in Ihe U. S. think it takes to 
catch a husband says thai about half 
leel the unsuccessful girl tries loo 
hard, One comely miss, Alyne Powell, 
a Washington, D. C. (81518th St.. N. 
Yv'.l secretary, expressed her opinion 
bluntly. "Girls frighten men away by 
showing right off they have marriage 
in mind." 

Another tip from the girls lo their 
husband 'hunting sisters is don'l let your 
brains show by appearing to be 
intelligent. Marian Squire, a slci 
blue-eyed psychiatrist social worker in 
Portland Oregon 922 Soulb West 17th 
St.). confessed, The American magazine 
-lutes, thai "some of my dalei have 

Alumni in the News 

Editor's Note: (This is our initial 
effort lo include a column uboul alumni 
of Savannah State College and news 
nbout their present activities. We are 
nteresled in gelling letters from all 
former graduates from which we will 
make up this column. Correspondence 
bould be addressed to The Alumni 
Edilor. Tiger's Roar, Savannah State 
I ollegc, Savannah. Georgia. News in 
ended lor the December edition should 
he in this office by December 10, 

Helo everybody, this is your alu 
Hews reporter bringing you some news 
iboul the former students of Savannah 
State College. 

The Savannah Alumni Cbapler o 
savannah State College selected Mrs 
Eldora D. Marks, Critic Teacher a 
Powell Laboratory School, to serve a 
its homecoming queen. Her attendant 
were Miss Eunice Wright and Mis 
Dorothy L. Harp, both of whom an 
employees of Savannah Stale College 

The officers of the Savannah Stati 
College General Alumni Associalioi 
are: Mr. L. D. Kennedy, president 
Mr. John McGlockton, vice president 
Mrs. Josie B. Ses-oms, corresponding 
secretary; Mrs. Annie Lee Beaton, fi- 
nancial secretary; Dean T. C. Meyers, 


t Page 2) 

shied away from me because ol 
Master's Degree." 

There's a big leap, in man's thinking, 
between a dale and a mate, points out 
the article, but some girls jusl won'l 
recognize this (act. 

The girls were in general agreement 
that Ihe greatest asset in winning llie 
interest of a man, especially one with 
matrimonial intentions is a sunny dis- 
posiliou and a sense of humor. More 
important than being good looking, 
the girls feel, is being neat and clean. 

Moreover, advise ihe girls, always 
he a good companion in a genuine 
rather than in a slicky, charm-school 

Patiie Rich, ol 1432 Alameda Avenue, 
Lakewood. Ohio, olfered this thought 
"Be yourself. A phony has no choici 
al all." 

Freshmen Give 
Impressions of SSC 



leges in the South. Its faculty is com- 
posed of well-trained and dependable 
teachers, whose major interest is lhal 
of giving the besl of attention to their 
students. The campus is lovely, and 
so is the atmosphere in general." 

— James Murray 

"Since the first day of school. I have 
had a favorable impression of Savan- 
nah State College. The students as 
well as the faculty, and executive staff, 
are patient, courteous, and understand- 
ing. Everyone has a cooperative spirit, 
which i- what impressed mc niosl. I 
am certain lhal my first impression of 
SSC will he my lasting one." 

Robertia L. Glover 

"Savannah Slate College lo me is 
one of Ihe best colleges 1 know. It 
has the finest of teachers. Here at 
this wonderful college we have the he 1 
faculty members and one of tic (inesl 
president; any college can have." 

— James Dilworth 

"Besides ihe beautiful campus at 
Savannah Slate College, I am impressed 
wilh the very efficient inslruclors who 
have already reached their goals and 
ire endeavoring lo help us reach ours." 
Evelyn Royal 

"Savannah Slate College impressed 
me most wilh its friendly greetings. I 
feel ibat it is one of ihe best colleges 
n the South. I shall not leave without 
iccomplishing a knowledge of the won- 
Jcrful things it has lo offer in its 
-ocial, business, educalional, and re- 
Frances M. Baker 

"I came lo Savannah State in Sep- 
'emlier. and 1 have a good impression 
uf this instilulion. First of all I have 
noticed that we have some of ihe most 
qualified and willing instructor- lo help 
us in our work. There are also ad- 
visors in each field to help us adjust 
lursclves in various classes. There is 
l Library for us to study and prepare 
our assignments. The College Inn is 
i nice place for us to sit and eat our 
lunches. Every effort is being made 

10 : 

mforlable in this iusti- 



Mae While 
"Upon my arrival at Savannah Stale 
College. 1 was impressed first by scenic 
beauty of the campus. I was also im- 
pressed by the manner of class enroll- 
iient which I noticed during regislra- 
ion. I came to Savannah Slate to oh- 
ain a higher education: f have the 
"mpre=sion lhal il is a good institution 
if higher learning." 

— Barbara Brunson 
"My impression ol Savannah Slate 
College, alter viewing ils spacious cam- 
pus ami well-construcled buildings, was 
ine of Iranquillity. This slale, I have 
found, is due lo the perfect harmony 
itf the nucleus — the faculty and sto- 
len! body. In ihis instilulion I have 
inuud well-planned curricula based on 
-ubjcct-malter necessary for the well- 
-ounded education of any individual. 
It is my hope that these conditions will 
never cease, but will increase. " 

— Betty Jean Snype 
"I had often wondered what il would 
lie like lo become a part of this in- 
-litullon, its beautiful campus, its con- 
genial aimo-phere. and ia^ most worthy 
faculty and student body. 1 am now 

< part of them and will forever hold 
them dear to my heart. 

|l,-l,,r- - Mill, i 
"There are many things lhal impress 
me at Savannah State College. The 
one ibing lhal impressed me most is 
the record that SSC has maintained 
in turning out well-prepared graduates. 
I am also impresfed by the organiza- 
tions and activities that are held at the 
College; especially am 1 impressed by 
ihe record of clean sportsman ship 
maintained by ihe football team, My 
hope for SSC in the future is lhal il 
will alway- be recognized as a growing 

< ,,11,., .' -Jean Williams 

"t am proud of being a student ol 
Savannah State College and will do all 
I can for the good of the school. The 
reputation and strength of any school 
rests mainly on the studenl body of 
ihe school. I. along wilh the other 
etudents, have a right lo be proud of 
SSC." -Ellen Glover 

Conlinued on Page 6 

November, 1951 



Page 5 

Omega Psi Phi 

Plans Achievement 

Week Program 

Alpha Comma Chapter of Omega Psi 
Phi Fraternity in conjunction with Mu 
Phi (graduate chapter) is planning 
its annual National Achievement Week 
program in he presented in Mehlrim 
Auditorium, Sunday, November 11, at 
6;00 p. in. The Savannah State Col- 
lege Alpha Gamma Chapter will fol- 
low with a chapel program Thursday, 
November 15. 

The theme lor this year's National 
Achievement Week program is, "Secui 
ing World Peace by Strengthening De- 
mocracy." Bro. E. H. William*, A. B. 
Morehouse, A. M. Atlanta University, 
Ph. D. Columbia University, chair 
of the Department of Economics 
Morehouse College, will he the guest 
-peaker (or I he November 11 Vesper 
program. After the program, a recep- 
tion will he held at the Community 
House for I lit visiting guest and college 
family. The tentative speaker (or the 
Alpha Gamma chapel date is Rev. P. 
A. Patterson, pastor ol the Butler Pre.;. 
byterian Church, Savannah. 

Officers ol Alpha Gamma Chapter 
are: Robert Thweall, hasileus; Claude 
Bycrs, vice hasileus; Talmadge Ander- 
son, keeper of records and seal; Joseph 
Solomon, keeper of finance; Leonard 
Stewart, keeper of peace; John W< 
ley, chaplain, and Lcroy P. Wesby, 
dean of pledgees. 

Officers of Mu Phi Chapter are: John 
Q. Jefferson, hasileus: Lester Johnson, 
keeper of records and seal; and B. J. 
James, keeper of finance. 

Other major affairs planned hy Alpha 
Gamma Chapter of Omega Psi Phi for 
the academic year 1951-52 are: the an- 
nual Mardi Cras Ball. February 23, 
I date tentative I and the traditional 
Spring Formal. May 23. 1952. 

In spite ol the inevitable factors such 
.i» army and graduation, that have 
caused a considerable decrease in the 
membership of Alpha Gamma, they up- 
hold with pre-everance and diligence 
the standards of Omega Psi Phi. 

Omega Psi Phi 

Fraternity Elects 
Queen Attendants 

Miss Bertha L. Dillard a native of At- 
lanta, Georgia and daughter of Mr. 
and Mrs. Bishop Dillard. Sr. has been 
favorably elected Queen and Omega 
Sweetheart of Alpha Gamma for 51-52. 

Miss Dillard is a graduate of Booker 
T. Washington High School in 1948; 
a graduate of Reid's Business College, 
1951, (both located in Atlanta), and an 
advanced business student of Savannah 
Stale College. 

Her attendant- are. respectively. Mi-s 
Evelyn James, a 1950 graduate of 
Woodville Senior High School of Su- 
vannnh where she received third honor. 
She is now a sophomore majoring in 
mathematics with a minor in general 
science at Savannah State College. 

Miss Bernita Spalding, a graduate of 
South Philadelphia High School for 
Girls. She is now a freshman at Sa- 
vannah Stale College majoring in Busi- 
ness Education and with a minor in 

These ladies were chosen because of 
iheii charming personality and scho- 
lostical abilities. 

The Queen and her attendants will 
be honored at the National Achievement 
Week Reception. 

Waistlines Gauge 

Admissions to 

Omega's Dance 

The Alpha Gamma chapter of the 

Omega Psi Phi fraternity began their 
social year with an air ol superb gaiety 
and eligance. Their inilial affair in the 
form of a smashing waistline dance, 
was held on the 20lh of October. 8:00 
[i. m., at Willcox Gymnasium. The 
Omegas employed a very unique me- 
dium of securing admission— measuring 
waistlines at a penny per inch. 

Lost in the enchantment of a lovely 
evening and beautiful music afforded 

Zetas Entertain 

Freshmen Women 

On October 29, the Rho Beta Chap- 
ter of Zetu Phi Bela Sorori'.y sponsored 
i Rush Party for Freshmen Wome 
the College Inn. "Playtime with the 
Zetas" was the theme of this party 
which was attended also by the Archon- 
iati Pledge Club. The young women 
lad a stimulating lime and enjoyed the 
Jiiusual and interesting gomes provided 
for their recreation. 

Plans have been made for u very 
lynamic and successful year. 

The Chapter is very proud of one of 
ts members. Soror Mary Ford, for being 
bosen "Miss Savannah Slate" for the 
/ear 1951-1952. It is hoped thai she 
A'ill have a victorious reign. 

The newly-elected officers for the en- 
ming year are: 

Acijuilltt Qiiatllehaum, hasileus. 

Dorothy Purnell, anli-basileus. 

Mary Ford, grammalcus. 

Lottie Tolberl, epistolcus. 

Hattie Thompson, lamiochus. 

Marcelinc Holland, dean of pledgees 

Mrs. Ella W. Fisher, faculty advisor. 

Lawson to Speak 

Alpha's Founder's 

Day Program 

The beauteous Miss Jenny Hamilton 
eigned as Homecoming Queen for the 
>elta Eta chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha 
ralernit) at Savannah Stale College. 

diss Hamilton is a sophomore majoring 
n biology at Savannah Slate. She hails 
rom Savannah, Georgia. Serving as 
Itlendants to the Queen were Miss 
Vnnie Clowers and Miss Lillie Linder. 

Miss Clowers is a native of Newnan, 
Georgia, and a senior majoring in Eng- 
ish. Miss Linder hails from Amerieus, 
»eorgia, and is a sophomore majoring 
n elementary education. 

An Orientation Pra groin hu- been 
ilanned to acquaint freshmen with 
rreck Letter organizations and their 
.eneral nature. The program will be 
pinsored on November 15. in Mehlrim 
uiditorium during a regular freshmen 
assembly hour. 

The Savannah Slate chapter will ob- 
crve Founder's Day with a program 
.vhich will feature Brother Bellord V. 
..awsoii. General President of Alpha Phi 
Vlpha Fraternity, Incorporated. Broth- 
er Lawson is a noted orator and lawyer, 
(he Founder's Day program will be 
presented on December 2 during the 
■vening vesper. A reception will fol- 
ow the vesper program. 

AKAs Begin Year 

Gamma Upsilon chapter of the Alpha 
Kappa Alpha sorority opens a new 
chool term with the sincere desire to 
lelp Savannah State College keep her 
ligh ideals which have been a beacon 
o many of us ihrough the years. 

The annual rush parly of the chapter 
vas the opening event ol the year. 
)ver om- hundred freshmen were en- 
ertained in an evening of Hollo ween 

The officers of Gamma Up-ilon are: 
Jorothy Melver, hasileus; Mabel Fort- 
on, anli-basileus; Jewell Gamble, 
;ramrnateus; Jimmie B. Colley, cspis- 
oleus; Mjrgaret Chisholm, tamiochous; 
Jewell Cutler, dean of pledgees; Mar- 
ket B. Wjllz, reporier to Ivy Leaf; 
ind Mrs. Martha Wilson, advisor. 

hy a very effieienl combo composed of 
members of our college family, many 

ludents witnessed a very enjoyable af- 
Our huts are ofl to the Omegas for 

licir successful entertainment. 

'Harvey' To 
Be Presented 
In December 

Plans are being completed for the 
presentations of the lyceum features 
for the academic year. According to 
Professor Hilliary Haichett, lyceum 
committee chairman, two major attrac- 
tions have already been hooked. 

The New York Guild production of 
the hilarious Broadway comedy, "Har- 
vey," by Mary Chase will he presented 
in Mehlrim Audiiorium. Saturday, De- 
cember 8, at 8:15 p. m. This production 
will include an all-star Negro cast, 
beaded hy Dooley Wilson of motion pic- 
ture, television, stage, and radio fume. 

Henry L. Scott, virtuoso of the piano 
and America's first corcent humorist, 
will appear in Mehlrim Auditorium on 
March 12, 1952. Mr. Scott has made 
u ilefinite appeal to youth through the 
medium of concert entertainment. Many 
concert-goers have altended his con- 
certs for the fun and have stayed and 
clayed for the beauty of the music 
with encouraging results. 

Profes-or Robert C. long, tenor, and 
chairman of the department of busii 
will be presenlcd in concert some 
during the latter pari of January. He 
will be accompanied hy Profcs-oi 
Halcheit of the fine arts department 
Also expected to materialize soon arc 
two concerts by SSC's and Johnson C. 
Smith's choirs. Dales are pending con- 

Studenls. faculty, and staff are ad 
milled to all lyceum attractions upon 
presentation of activity tickets or ollu 

Shown above li Mr. Oooley Wilson, note, 
lor oF screen, television, iloge and radii 
time who will appear at Savannah Slot 

uporb actor fro 

Critics Cheer Harvey 

Here is what the New York Times 
-aid about Mary Chase's hilarious 
Broadway smash hit comedy "HAR- 
VEY," which is being presented by the 
New York Drama Guild al Mehlrim 
tuditorium on December 8th tSalur- 
lay>, 1951, al 8:15 p. m.: "HARVEY' 
is one of the treats of the fall theatre." 

John Chapman of (be New York Daily 
Vers added: -HARVEY' is the most 
hlightful. droll, endearing, funny ami 
touching pieces of stage whimscy I 
ever saw." 

On stage, and on the screen, criiics, 
novie and theatre goers have loved 
and laughed at "HARVEY." For young, 
and old, it is a journey into fantasy, 
and— as George Jean Nathan of the 
Veic York Jonriml American said — "an 
evening ol intelligent laughter." 

The New York Drama Guild's pro- 
duction of "HARVEY" is jusi that— 
.i delightful, funny, and intelligent eve- 
ning's entertainment. 

The critics have done nothing but 
laud "HARVEY," and it can all be 
summed up by the New York World- 
Telegram critic who said: "My ribs are 
siill aching. I can't recall that 1 ever 
laughed so bard so continuously at any 
■how as I did lu-l night ut the opening 
of HARVEY.' hy Mury Chase. And 
1 was in good company; the audience 
os in hysterics." 

Dr. Thomas H. Johnson, 
Brookhaven Physicist, 
Named Director of 
AEC Research Division 

The appointment of Dr. Thomas H. 
Johnson, Chairman of the Physics Dc- 
parlmenl of the Brookhaven National 
Laboratory, New York, us Director of 
the Research Division of the U. S. 
Atomic Energy Commission, was an- 
nounced today by Marion W. Boyer, 
AEC General Manager. 

The position bus been vacant since 
June 18. 1951, when Dr. Kenneth S. 
Pilzer resigned lo become Dean of the 
College of Chemistry, University of Cal- 
ifornia. Dr. Pilzer had been on leave 
from the University of California from 
January 1, 1949. to June 18. 1951, 
while serving as Director of Research. 

Dr. Johnson, whose appointment will 
be effective December 1, 1951. has 
been with the Brookhaven National 
Laboratory since June, 1947. As Di- 
rector of Research, Dr. Johnson will 
direct the Commission's research pro- 
gram in the physical sciences and will 
supervise administration of the isotype 
production and distribution program. 

Dr. Johnson served as chief physicist 

jt the Aberdeen. Maryland, Proving 
Ground during World War If and in 
1946 and 1947 was associate Director at 
\herdeen until joining the Brookhaven 
taff. From 1930 to 1942, Dr. Johnson 
was assistant director of the Barlol Re- 
search Foundation and during this pe- 
riod also served as a research associate 
it the Carnegie Institute of Washing- 

In 1947 the President awarded th. 
Presidential Medal for Merit to Dr 
Johnson for bis work at Aberdeen. Dr 
Johnson has been associated with cos 
niic ray research and with his asso 
iaii- al Brookhaven has designed i 
lew high pressure eloud chamber. Hi 
'ia>- participated in expeditions to Mexi 
co, Panama, Peru und the mo un tail 
-anges of the United States and Canadi 



__JB3^S BLjjjjl 


Dr. Johnson, who was born in 1899 
it Cold water, Michigan, was graduated 
rom Amherst College in 1920 with 
in A. B. degree. After leaching and 
tu dying for several years he received 
lis Ph.D. from Yale in 1926. Dr. John- 
on's wife is the former Mrs. Paul Malt- 
ly Benedict of New Haven, Connecti- 
cut. Dr. and Mrs. Johnson now reside 
n Brookhaven Village. N. Y. 

New York, N. Y. </. P.)— New Yorl 
University's Washington Square College 
if Arls und Science has adopted a new 
general program, designed especially 
for (he freshman and sophomore year, 
iceording lo an announcement hv Dean 
Thomas Clark Pollock. 

The new program is the result of a 

wo-ycar study by a Special Committee 
in the Educational Program of Wash- 

ngton Sipiare College, It is based, Dean 
Pollock explained, on the College's be- 
lief thai a liberal education has as its 
(unction the development of the stu- 

lent'> awareness of the nature of the 
world and of man's place in it and 
the equipment of (he studeul to face 

he problems of his own time and cul- 
ture with intellectual and emotional 

Thus, he said, ihe new general pro- 
gram will include among olhers courses 
'n the following areas: Men and ideas 
n Weslern civilization ; social science; 
lalural science; English fundamentals; 
literary heritage of Weslern culture; in- 
troduction to fine arts or music, and 
principles ol effective- ibinking. 

Noting the distinctive features of the 
lew program, Dean Pollock said: "In- 
lead of specialized individual courses 
n economics and government, ihere will 
he a ihree-term integrated course in 
social science dealing with the rela- 
1 of man to society and lo his fel- 
low men, the relation of groups to each 
other, the principles of social order, 
social heritage, and a logical ap- 
proach to current social problems. 

BOB: It's wonderful to bo here, Bing. 
This is your first proErum of the sea- 
son, I presume? 

RING: No. Bob. This is my third. 
BOB: And you've just called me in? 
BING: Well, you wouldn't expect a 
coach to start the season off with the 
scrub team, would you? 

BING: Say, Bob, I'm coming out with 
a new group of items called "Bing's 
Things," ami I'm looking /or a i'lii o of 
children's toys. What did you. play with 
when yon were a little boy? 
BOB: Little girls. 

BING: I wish you could have been 
with mo when J cauirht that swordiish. 
BOB: Why so, Bing? 
BING: I wouldn't have had to har- 
poon him. He could have looked at you 
and jealous'd himself to death. 

BOB: / want to thank you for that 

big smoked salmon yon sent me from 


BING: Oh, you got tile salmon all 

right, huh! 

BOB: Yes. and when I first opened the 

box I thought it wan you. But really, 

it was wonderful. What did you smoke 

it with, Bing? 

BING: Chesterfields! What else? 

BING: Ah, yes, the end of an almost 
perfect summer. The vacation inter- 
lude was not without its mishaps 
though. Remember, Bob, you almost 
fell into the Gunnison River. 
BOB: I did full into the river, and I 
came very close to drowning. 
BING: Yes, it was almost a perfect 

BOB: Jane Wyman, there's a real 

glamor gal. Gosh, she's done love scenes 
with all the handsome leading men. 
BING: Yes, and now I'm her leading 

BOB: Well, the kid can't stay on top 

Hear Bob on NBC Tuesday Nights, 
Bing on CBS Weanesdaj Nights. See 
Bob on "Chesterfield Sound Off Time" 
on NBC-TV Sunday Nights. 

(Continued from Page 1) 

The Congress, in the 1951 Amend- 
ments to the Universal Military Train- 
jig and Service Act, declared that 
idequate' provision for national security 
requires maximum effort in the fields 
of scientific research and development 
and the fullest possible utilization of 
[he nation's intellectual resources; it 
authorized the President lo provide for 
the defcrmenl of any or all categories 
of persons whose activity in study is 
found to be necessary to the mainten- 
ance of the national health, safely or 

The criteria for deferment as a stu- 
dent is either a satisfactory score (70) 
on the Selective Service College Quali- 
fication Test or satisfactory rank in 
class (upper half of the freshman class, 
upper two thirds of the sophomore 
class, upper three fourths of the junior 
class). Seniors accepted for admission 
to a graduate school satisfy the criteria 
il they stand in the upper half of their 
classes, or make a score of 75 or better 
on the test. Students already enrolled 
in graduate schools may be deferred 
-i) long as they remain in good standing. 
These criteria ore guides and the local 
hoards are not bound to follow them. 

General Hersbey remarked today that 
when the Selective Service college de- 
ferment plan was first anouncd last 
spring objection was heard that the 
plan gave prclerred treatment to the 
comparatively small number of "bright 
hoys" who could afford lo go to col- 
lege. He said he believed that virtually 
all of the opposition on this ground has 
i dissipated, since there is now a 
■ral understanding of the facl that 
the purpose of the plan is to select 
those most fitted to pursue college ed- 
ucations and that a large portion of 
college studenls are "working their 
way through college," either partly or 
wholly. He cited a recent survey made 
by the United Slates Ollice of Educa- 
tion which showed that fewer than 25 
per cent of college students are solely- 
dependent upon their parents. 
Continued on Page 6 



In Pace 


Tlic sudden passing of Miss Janie L, 
Lester, .loan of women and associate 
professor of English at Savannah Stale 
for twenty- four years, lias cut a deep 
Wound of sorrow in the hearts of every 
member of the College family. 

Professor Lester died al the John 
A, Andrew Memeroal Hospital, 
Tuskegee, Alabama, on Friday, August 
24. A native of Eastman. Georgia, 
she received the A. B. degree from 
Spellman College, and the M.A. degree 

fr itir 1 im. r-Mi nl \\ i-i dii-iii. Hi-- 

fore coming lo Savannaii State College, 
Dean Lester served as English teacher 
and matron at Americus Institute, 
Americus, Georgia for three years; and 
at Jewel Academy, Athens, Georgia, 
for two years. She also served in the 
English department at Forsyth N. and 
L College, Forsyth, for one year and 
at the Athens High School for s 

Prior lo Dean Lester's death, she was 
engaged in advanced study at New York 
University for the summer session, 
a member of the English deparement 
and dean of women. Miss Lester 
dered distinguished service in all ph; 
of student life. 

Mrs. Nancy Lee Simmons 

Mrs. Nancy Lee Simmons, mother of 
Mrs. Earline Simmons Smith, instructor 
in art al Savannaii Stale, died at her 
residence, 523 East Henry Street, 
October 24. 

Funeral services were held on Friday, 
October 26, at 4 p. m., at the First 
Congregational Church, of which Mrs. 
Simmons was a faithful member. 

Besides Mrs. Smith, the deceased is 
survived by her hushand, Mr. A. H. 
Simmons, a local candy maker; a 
daughter, Mrs. Essie Mae Simmons 
Cohen. New York ; iwo sislers, Mrs. 
Anna Thompson, Memphis, Tenn., and 
Mrs. Mary White, Tampa, Fla. 

National Teacher 
Exams Will Be 
Held Feb 16, '52 

PRINCETON. N. J., October 17. 
The National Teacher Examinations, 
prepared and administered annually by 
Educational Testing Service, will he 
given at 200 testing centers throughout 
the United Stales on Saturday, Febru- 
ary 16, l f J52. 

At ihe one-day testing session a can- 
didate may lake the Common Exami- 
nations, which include tests in Pro- 
fessional Information, General Culture. 
English Expression, and Non-verbal 
Reasoning; and one or two of nine 
Optional Examinations, designed lo 
demonstrate mastery of subject matter 
to be taught. The college which a 
candidate i- atlending, or the school 
system in which he is seeking employ- 
ment, will advise bim whether he 
should take the National Teacher Ex- 
aminations, and which of ihe Optional 
Examinations lo select. 

Application forms, and a Bulletin of 

Professor Brown 
Attends Motor 

l.eroy Brown, Savannah Slate Col- 
lege, is one of approximately fifty col- 
lege and high school teachers of auto 
mechanics who attended summer ses 
>ions at General Motors Institute, cen 
trat educational ami training agency for 
General Motors, Flint. Michigan. 

The Auto Mechanics Teacher Trai 
ing Program was first presented by 
General Motors in 1933 as the result 
of requests from teachers for infor- 
mation on passenger car and truck 
specifications and adjustments. 

The program is one of the Institute's 
activities open to people other than 
"hose directly coneeted with the divi- 
sions of General Motors or its distribu- 
tors and dealers. 

During the history of the program, 
teachers of auto mechanics and related 
subjects and vocational counselors from 
all slates of the United Stales as well 
as all provinces of Canada have par- 

In order to keep in pace with the 
work that was accomplished by Mr. 
Leroy Brown, a new Ponliac 8 -cylinder 
motor and hvdramatic transmission was 

Additional courses have been added 
to Ihe training program in the division. 
A new course is Leather Craft and is 
open to all students in the institution 
anil college credit is given for same. 
Mr. Harden, of the staff, has l>een 
placed in charge of this phase of the 

The institution is serving as host to 
the American Youth Industrial Educa- 
tional Association and the Southern 
Regional Conference and the staff of 
the Division of Trades and Industries 
is responsible for ihe execution of ihe 
meetings. The date set aside for said 
conference will be on May 13. 1952. 

Several staff members in the division 
were away during the summer, study- 
ing in larger institutions, gaining more 
information in their line of work and 
gelling new ideas lo he u-ed 
proving the work of the college as well 
as the division. These members 
Mr. Singleton, instructor in Radi 
pairing, and Mr. Haygood. instructor 
in Shoe Repairing. 

Many projects have been outlined 
the year's program for the training of 
(he students and will also add lo the 
services and improvement of the college 
in a physical way. From time to lime 
said projects will be called lo the 
atlention of the public. 

Results of the election of officers of 
the Trades and Industries Association 
are as follows: 

Eugene J. Jackson, Jr., president; 
Leroy Warnock, vice president; Milton 
Merrill, financial secretary ; Nathaniel 
Edwards, recording secretary ; Johnnie 
Powers, treasurer; James Floyd, chap- 
lain; Herbert Peters, parliamentarian; 
and Mr. R. E. Lockctle and B. R, 
Singleton advisors. 

English Dept. 
Sets Precedent 




Savannah State College, 
sislanls ore being employed as instruc- 
tional aids. This announcement was 
made by ihe English Department head, 
J. Randolph Fisher. 

Due to the shortage of instructional 
members in the English Department, an 
immediate need for efficient assistance 
was felt. To fulfill ibis need, tin- Eng- 
lish Department, along with Dr. Wil- 
liams, head of the Division of Arts and 
Sciences, and Mr. T. C. Meyers, acting 
Dean of Faculty, selected ihree upper- 
classmen on the basis of their abilities. 
These students are: Annie Grace Bus- 
sey. Savannah; Marie Dansby. Atlanta; 
and Eddie Lindsey, Columbus. 

It is hoped thai the success of th: 
precedent will develop ideals that will 
stimulate other departments lo follow 
their lead. 

1 The Tiger's Hoar salutes the stude 
assistants of the English Department, 

November, 1951 

Continued from Page 4 

"I think thai Savannah Siale College 
is one of the loveliest places I have 
ever seen. There is a very homelike 
atmosphere at SSC, The President and 
faculty at SSC have as their main ob- 
jectives preparing today's followers to 
become tomorrow's leaders." 

— Geneva Long 

"The impression that 1 have of Sa- 
vannah Slate College is that it is an 
institution which will provide me with 
the lype of education that will help 
me adjust myself to the changing con- 
ditions of the World. Ii is a place 
where there is a kind and friendly 
faculty lo guide me on my journey to 
get a higher education. Ii is an i 
slitution that will help me lo deveh 
a well-rounded personality and to h 
come a worthwhile cili/en in the col 


The Way to Health as quoled by 
Benjamin Franklin: 

"Sloth makes all things difficult, but 
industry all easy, as Poor Richard says; 
and he that raiselh late must trot all 
day, and shall scarcely overtake his 
business al night; while laziness irav- 
els so slowly, that poverty soon over- 
takes him." 

"The cal in gloves catches no mice." 
"A little neglect may breed great mis- 
chief, for want of a nail the shoe was 
lost; for want of a shoe the horse wat 
lost; and for want of a horse the ridei 
was losl, being overtaken and slain by 
the enemy; all for wani of care aboul 
a horse-shoe nail." 

"In the affairs of this world, men are 
saved, not by failb, but by want of it." 

"Poor Richard says, The second vice 
is lying, the firsl is running in debt. 

There are no gains without pains. 

Lost lime is never found again. 

He I hat risetb musl root all da 
and shall scarce overtake his husinet 
»l night. 

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C. Hendrix 

"Due to Ihe facl that I have n 
attended a college before, I have 
particular impression of Savannah Slate 
College in contrast lo olher colleges. 
In contra-t with high school life, there 
is no doubt that SSC is superior. I 
like living on campus, for it seems so] 
much like home lo me." 

— Solomon Green 

"In telling of my impression of SSC, 
it would be unfair lo begin without 
mentioning first the beautiful campus. 
Savannah Slate has a group of fine ad- 
minisirators and facully members who 
seem to hr very interested in the stu- 
dent's future. They arc working hard 
daily to help each student reach the 
lop of the ladder of sucre-*." 

—Sadie R. Hall 

Drive thy business; lei not thai 
drive you. 

He that lives upon hope wdl di( 

One day is worth Iwo tomorrows. 

Trouble springs from idleness and 
grievous toil from needless care. 

Fools make feasls and wi-e men eat 


of great men all remind us 
We can make our lives sublime. 
And, departing, leave behind us 
Footprints in the sands of time, 

— Longfellow 

Yearbook Staff 

The Yearbook Staff of the last edi- 
tion of the "Tiger" won widespread 
recognition throughout the state. Their 
work was also lauded by the Board of 
Regcnls of the University System of 
Georgia, The present SlafI is pulling 
forth every effort lo make this year's 
edition surpass all previous editions. 

The Staff officers are as follows: 
irftlTOR-lN-CHlEF, Eddie Lindsey; 
Mclver, Jimmie Colley, Gloria Chis- 
holm, Fannie Lewis, Thetina Williams; 
ART AND MAKE UP, Charles Mi 'Dan- 
iels, Beverly Ann Brown, Annie R. 
Howard, Nannelle McGee, Alethia Sher- 
iff, Clarence Lofton; BUSINESS AND 
CIRCULATION. Raymond Knight, 
James Douse. Hosea J. Lofton, and 
Ruby J. Childers. 

When Autumn's Winds 

By Nathan Dell 
When Autumn's winds over the land 

do blow, 
And proud little cedars are bent like 

And leaves from the arms of the oaks 

Flame inio gold and begin lo full, 
When September's rains in torrents 

Like liny arrows on meadows and glen. 
And October's frost lies while on the 

Glittering in ihe sunlight for miles 

Wh-n the mor Es „„. „i,„ „„,l 

balmy and fair, 
And the songs of southbound birds fill 

the air. 
And darkness swift as a shadow falls. 
To linger in silence over us all, 
When a full moon, pale and ghostly 

Penetrates the darkness of the chilled 




;e from chimneys silently rises 
iwn heights beyond the skies, 
e gay as all men know, 
itumn winds over ihe land 

To The Freshmen 

By Timothy U. Ryals 


ilh smiles from SSC. 
Successful studenls I hope you'll be; 
In pursuing the things you greatly desire 
And the things that you highly admire. 
We are glad to have you, 

And we want you lo stay. 
We'll be glad to assist you 

In every possible way. 
Take advantage of all opportunities 

That you are able to get, 
And as ihe years go by, 

You will not regret. 
Moy your pathway be bright, 

And your dreams come true; 
Your school year he happy 

And success lo you. 

A Prayer 

By Naiban Dell 
Thank Thee for the day, and for 

meadows green. 
For the feathered fowJ who so gaily 

' grass, 

Davis. Calif.— {I. P.)— \ College of 

Lelters and Science, with four-year cur- 
ricula leading to ihe Bachelor of Arts 
degree, has been established on the 
Davis campus of the University of Cali- 
fornia, according lo announcement by 
C. U. Hutchison, vice president o( the 
University and dean of the College of 

Designed especially for high school 
»d junior college graduates who desire 

general education in liberal arts sub- 
jects, the college will offer, English. 
jstory, and zoology. Two other de- 
partments, mathematics and physics, 
can give at least ihree yours of a major. 
The fourth year in ihese Iwo fields and 
otlu-r majors in the social sciences, 
humanities, and arts will be added as 

on as possible. 

The continued development of the 
College of Lelters and Science through 
addition of social sciences, arts, and 
■unities will round out provisions for 
a general liberal arts program on this 
campus." In no way will they de- 
emphasize the College of Agriculture," 
said Dean Hutchison. "On the contrary, 
hey will furnish eleclives that will 
broaden ihe educational experiences of 
students in agriculture, home econom- 
and veterinary medicine," he con- 


[Continued from Page 1) 

The P. T. A. held its initial meeting 
September 21, 1951 ; during this time 
officers were elected. This organiza- 
tion is planning a variety of activities 
for the coming school year. 

Mrs. D. C. Hamilton is director of 
ihe "Glee Club" and we anticipate 
having one of the finest clubs of this 
lype in the history of the school. 
The Glee Club will consist of members 
from the upper grades of the school. 

Mr. J. Camper is working very co- 
operatively wilh Mrs. L. T. Wilcox in 
connection with the Student Council. 

Mrs. L. Cliffin, an August graduate 
of Savannah Stale College, is efficiently 
conducting the fifth grade class, in the 
absence of Miss M. Williams who is out 
on sick have. The faculty and pupils 
are wishing for her a speedy recovery. 

During one of our recent faculty 
meetings, Ihe necessity of an electric 
bell was discussed. Due lo the alert- 
ness of our principal, the bell was in- 
stalled during the past week-end, 

Miss B. Powell and Miss M. LcCrier 
are Iwo Student Teachers working with 
Mrs. D. C. Hamilton ami Mrs. E. D. 

The students of Rev. Hargrell's class, 
Education 439, visiicd Powell last week 
for observation. We are always happy 
to have visitors as well as prospective 
teachers come over lo our school. 

Thank Thee for the t 

and wind, 
For the little white cottage just around 

the bend. 
Thank Thee for rivers and dusty roads, 
And for all nature's beauty that before 

us unfolds. 
Thank Thee, dear Lord, for morning 

and night. 
the sun, moon, stars so bright; 
For all the blessings you have sent our 

Thank Thee, dear Lord, for ihe day. 


Continued from Page 5 

"We are faced with an emergency 
that many experts predict will lust per- 
haps 10 to 20 years," General Hcrshey 
said. "We must, therefore, think in 
long-range terms, in developing plans 
to provide an adequate supply of high- 
ly skilled manpower. I believe the 
country is aware that il is logical, in 
deferring students in the national in- 
terest, to defer those wilh demonstrated 
ability, instead of gambling on those 
with lower capacity." 

General Hershey explained that thr' 
intent of Congress was thut these stu- 
denls should be deferred only until 
they have completed their college train- 
"Dcfermcnl" means that a regis- 
trant shall have his service delayed or 
postponed until he completes his edu- 
calion. It is by no means an outright 

The 1951 Amendments lo the Univer- 
sal Military Training and Service Act 
provide that any registrant who was in 

deferred classification on June 19. 
1951, or who wus thereafter placed in 

deferred classification shall remain 
liable for training and service until 
be reaches the age of 35. Therefore, 
any registrant deferred now as a stu- 
dent will be required, if physically fit, 
to serve Iwo years in the armed forces 
sometime before be 

November, 1951 

Cookman Downs 
Savannah 51-0 

Tlie Bclhunc - Cooknmn Wildcats 
walloped the SSC Tigers 51-0, in u 
hard-toughl but lie al the Bryanl Sta- 
dium in Lakeland, Flo., before a crowd 
o( approximately 3,000 spectators. 

Bclhunc began the scaring early in 
the fir-t period when SSC*s C. P. Har- 
ris was forced lo kick from his own 
20. Normal Townsel of the Wildcats 
led the onslaught for llie victors. He 
moved the hall down to the Tiger 20 in 
a fleeting 39-yard rim. Hossie Tenner 
was responsible for the first tally of 

Al least twice Stale threatened to 
score, but couldn't secttt to get its run- 
ning attack or passing allack working. 

['laving a brilliant gatUG for the losers 
were Tigcrmen Robert "Nancy Hanks" 
Slociim, James Neal. C. P, Harris, and 
W. F. Johnson, back field men. Robert 
Saunders, Harold Taylor, and Frank 
Johnson put in a superb performance 
on the line for SSC. 



The Wi 

I. .,i- 

seoreil twice in t In 
lirsl period; once in the second; threi 
limes in the third: and twice in ilu 
final fringe of the game, to win tin 
gridiron battle by a 51-0 lally. , This 
game marked SSC's second defeat of 
the season. 

Morris College 
Takes 28-15 Win 
Over 'State' 

I he Savannah Slate Tigers suffering 
from 175 yards in penalties bowed to 
an aggressive Morris College Eleven, 
28-15, at the latler"s home field on Oe 
liber 13. 

Leading the attack for the victor! 
were Nathaniel Stephens. Blake John 
■mi, and F.ddie Johnson. 

Playing good defensive ball for Savan 
nali Slate was Harold Taylor of Dur 
ham. N. C, Robert Sanders of Colum- 
bus, Georgia, and Frank Johnson ol 
Macon, Georgia, 

Willie Frank Johnson. Robert Sloe urn 
C. P. Harris, and Vernon Mitchell put 
in brilliant performances. 

C. P. Harris Leading 
Small Colleges in 
Punting Yardage 

According to the National Collegiate 
Athletic Association, a national organi- 
zalion which compile; statistics on ath- 
letic teams and selects A 11- American 
athletes annually. Curlis P. Harris, out- 
standing end, tackle and fullback, is 
now leading small colleges through- 
out the United States in punting yard- 
age. Harris' average is 42.0 yards per 

"60 Minute" Man Harris 

Martin Men Dump Forbes Men, 13-6 
In Colorful Homecoming Contest 

Harris' Kicking Holds Maroon Tigers at Bay- 
Coach John 'Big John" Marlin field- 
ed a victorious Savannah Slate Tiger 
gridiron guard lo defeat the hard- 
fighting Morehouse Tigers on [he Jai- 
ler's home grounds in an impressive 
homecoming elassis which ended 13-6 
in favor of Savannah Stale SEAC 

An amazing ground attack spear- 
headed the Savannah Slate drive to 
victory and dampened what would have 
hen a perfect "Maroon and White 
Day" festivity for the host learn. The 

Maroon men took lo the aid lanes in 
an all out effort to place a homecoming 
win against the battling Tiger fury. 

What can happen when Tiger meets 
tiger was demonstrated before an es- 
timated crowd of 3,000 fans al the 
Herndon Stadium in Atlanta. 

26-21 Margin 
Marks SSC vs. 
Albany State 

Exploding for a count of three touch 
downs in the final shadows of tin 
game, Savannah Slate beat the Albany 
Stale Rams 26-12. 

The October 26 contest saw the Iwe 
sister schools battle through a hectic 
and scoreless first half when suddenly 
the Rams effected a 12 yard sen 
run for the initial TU. 

Savannah's James Neal plunged for 
a 67 yard drive to cop a tie score later 
in the same quarter, C. P. Harris' 
23-yard run highlighted the drive. 

Robert Sloeuni ami W. F. Johnson 
led a play which covered 65 yards to 
surge the Tigers ahead. 

Later in the period Harris galloped 
for 64 yards on a Rum punt. 

The Martin men slipped and John 
Toney plunged over from the two-fool 
line to climax a 57-yard drive. 

Robert Slocum accounted for Savan- 
nah Slate's final touchdown in a 62- 
yard gridiron run. 

Introducing the 
Football Squad 

Savannah State Scores Two Wins, 
One Loss in Football Encounters 



of III- 

vannali Slate Tigers follows: 

ENDS: Horace Bowers, Brunson, S. 
C; Clifford Burns, Bainbridge; Clar- 
ence Garrett, Augusta; Curtis P. Har- 
ris, Columbus; Vernon Mitchell, Colum- 
bus; Morgan Tharpe, Hawkinsvjlle; 
Ernest Tolberl. Macon; Joseph Turner, 
New Orleans. La. 

TACKLES: Lester Davis, Culhbert; 
Curtis p. Harris, Columbus; Richard 
Hockelt, Culhbert; Edward Howard, 
Bainbridge; Lester Jackson. Ludowici: 
William S. Jackson, Columbus; Frank 
Johnson, Macon; John Johnson, Vi- 
dalia: Marvin Pitlman, Rlakely; Clar- 
ence Reed, Valdosia ; Porler Screen, 

GUARDS: Jamcj Ashe, Columbus; 
Claude Bycrs, Jacksonville, Fla.; John 
Chriss, New Orleans, La.; Gardner 
Hobbes, Wrens; Ted Holm.-, New 
Orleans. La.; Robert Saunders. Colum- 
bus; Harold Taylor. Durham. N. C; 
Henry' Thomas, Jesup. 

CENTERS: Randall Gilbert, New 
Orleans, La.: Henry Praylo. Savannah; 
Gordie Pugb. Bainbridge: Thomas 
Vann, Columbus. 

QUA RTER BA CKS : Bobbie Brown, 
New Orleans, La.; Joseph Hardy, Co- 

HALFBACKS: R o s c o e Brower, 
Thomas ville; James Collier, Savannah; 
Kharn Collier. Savannah; Marion 

iirst, Atlanta; James Neal, Columbus; 

jbert Sloeuni, Columbus. 

FULLBACKS: Willie Frank John- 

n, Bainbridge; William Weather- 
spoon. Caro. 

Hats Off to 
Former Athletes 

As we look around our neighboring 
city. Savannah, we see many prominent 
and successful men. Many of these 
men are former athletes of Savannah 

Among these men are: A. A. "Brick" 
Mason, tackle, '35-'38; James M. White. 
tackle, '47-'50; G. H, McCord, tackle, 
'46-'4<J; N. A. Freeman, end. '42-'43; 
M. C, Blount, end. '40-'41; Robert B, 
Washington, end, '36) L. D. Law. end, 
'28-'31; L. W. Schmidt, halfback, 47- 
'50; R. E. Lockettc. halfback, "36"-'38; 
Frank B. Mullins, halfback, '46-'47; and 
Robert B, Jones, basketball, '36'38. 

The-e are only a few of SSC's suc- 
cessful athletes. To you men. and 
all other former athletes of' SSC, 
wherever you may be, we proudly take 
off our hats to you. You engraved 
your name- in the athletic history book 
of SSC. 

Woodville Band 
Is College 
Guest Band 

The Woodville High School Band of 
Savannah was guest band during the 
SSC gridiron encounter with Albany 
Stale College. Mr. Samuel Gill, a re- 
cenl graduate of SSC, directs the high 

bool aggregation. 

A splendid performance was given by 

e musical group from the sidelines 

i the Athletic Field. 

Elizabeth City 
Bows to 


SEAC grid chai 

Stale Tie 
pions, defeated the 
Elizabeth City Teachers College Pirates, 
1950 South Central Conference Champ- 
ions. 26-7, at the Savannah Stale Col- 
lege Athletic Field on Sepetmber 28. 

nitial season game be- 
over 2.000 fans, the 
i each quarter except 

Playing theii 
fore a crowd 
Tigers scored 
the third. 

The Pirates lost their plunders 
Frank Johnson on a sustained drive of 
70 yards early in the first quarter 
scoreil from the opponent's 28. Short 
minutes later, Vernon Mitchell of the 
Tigers recovered the ball for another 
lally. For the third TD Mitchell 
covered a fumble on the Op] ml - 


ed lo t 

i 14-0 : 

by Joe Hardy 

A passing attack led by Slocum, Tur 
er, W. F. Johnson, and C. P. Harri> 
equaled pay dirt for the Tigers. C. P 
Harris intercepted a pass made by Pi 
rale Freshman back Raymond Rhine 
liardt, and ran 40 yards for the touch 



Savannah State 
Tramples Foe 28-6 

Led by Robert "Nancy Hanks" Slo- 
cum tally of four TD's. Savannah Siale 
College's Tigers defeated the battling 
Florida Normal Lions of St. Augustine, 
Florida, '18-6. in a brilliant homecoming 
clash on Savannah State's athletic field. 

From the start the "Sunshine Stale" 
hoys were losers as the Tigers tallied 
the first lime they got the hall and 
continued the barrage lo win their 
third straight victory for the season. 

The Savannahians got their first 
touchdown when Slocum cracked over 
right tackle from on yard out after Ran- 
dall Gilbert, New Orleans nalivc, had 
relumed a Lion punt 32 yards to the 
Florida team's one-yard stripe. 

John Chriss, guard, also of New Or- 
leans, recovered a Lion fumble in the 
visitors* end zone to score the Tiger's 
second tally. The conversion was made 
by C. P. Harris, State's all-American 

After taking over on the Lion's six- 
yard line where a fourth down punl 
play was stopped by a poor pass from 
center, the Tigers scored again during 
the last moments of the initial period. 
In two plays tlie victors lost four yards 
but Robert Slocum galloped over from 
the 10 for the touchdown. "Sixty- 
minute-man" Harris again converted. 

A well-oiled Tiger machine rolled up 
a safely early in the second period 
when the foe's Aivin Pcarsall recovered 
a Tiger fumble in the Florida team's 
end zone. 

Scooting off left tackle for 15 yards, 

arris accounted for the nexl Savannah 

State TD shortly before the end of the 

first half. After Harris converted. 

Coach John Marlin'; classy outfit lead 

e Floridians 280 at half-time. 

Pcarsall broke through the Tiger line 
by driving from the 2 to score the 
Lions' lone touchdown during the third 

The longest run of the game was 
made by the "Nancy Hanks" Slocum— 
a run of 64 yards augmented by a 
lateral taken from Joe Hardy on the 
Tiger 30, during the third period. 

Odiee Palmer's kick from the Lion 
27 early in the fourth period was 
blocked by W, F. Johnson and the fleet 
Harris scooped it up to race away 
for another Savannah State score. 

A final toudldov/n was tallied by 
Harris on a pass from Slocum. Harris 
again made the conversion. 

Score by periods 

12 3 4 

Florida Normal 

6 0—6 

Savannah Stale 

20 8 7 13—48 

"Nancy Hanks" Slocum 

e Ttgori, 1950 SEAC Champions ond 1951 defending champions. Thus f< 
lei. The Tigers walloped ihe strong Morido N, & I. Lions on November It 
*n on the oiclremo right li Hoocfc»Coach John "Big John" Marlin, Asslslonl 
iding in roor) Assistant Coach Al Fraiier. Coach John "Big John" Mortir 
lo slop the powerful Florida Normal offensive during ihe annual homecoming 
> Athletic Fiold. 

ND COACHES. They ore Ihe 1951 Savannah 

r Ihn season ihey have won three ond lost two 



in their onnuol homecoming game ot Ihe college. 


Coach N. P. Bowman, Jr., and (fourth from right 

American holfbac 

, 23-ye 

will be depending on Harris. Slocum, and Brown 

inches, 179 lb., son 

or from 

■ill on November 10 ol the Savannah Stale Col- 

gia. He is Savon 

ioh Stat 


November, 1951 


Lost and Found Column 

At this time we have ventured quite 
a distance into our new school year. 
Thai means a great deal lo us as mem- 
bers of o college family, li means thai 
the students have made several neces- 
sary adjustments which were needed 
to make the most of the college year. 
However, some, during this adjustment 
process have lost valuable things which 
their success may depend upon. On 
the other hand, some have gained. 

LOST: Emily Post's Etiquette hook. 
Please return to Savannah State's 
student body. 

LOST: School spirit for yelling our 
team off lo victory. Reward. 

LOST: Boy friend at College Coop 
— If found, return lo Matlie Manley. 
S5 reward. 


WANTED: Homes for senior resi- 
dents from 115-125 due to shoriage of 
fuses, which caused darkness lo shadow 
our Deen unexpectedly. 

WANTED: Another line at the 
mess hall. 

WANTED: Democratic procedure- 
at the bus stop. 

WANTED: Procedures for Dorothy 
Purnell to keep Frank Johnson and 
Einruiu Denerson. 


FOUND: A safe way to hoard the 
Thunderbolt bus. See J. C. Brown 
at Public Relation office. 

FOUND: Girt friends for all foot- 
ball players. Apply Co-op between 6-9 
o'clock. Ask for Doris Tharpe. 

FOUND: For Vera, Rosemary-, De- 
lores Perry and all freshmen girls, a 
hook on "Keep your Man." 

FOUND: Cute boy friends for Ruth 
Brown and Virginia Baker. Call at 
Hill Hall for Chubby and Peter Screen. 

FOUND: A new method for Haiti 
Thompson to make eyes at "Tall, dark 
and handsome." 

RESERVED: The following. 
Howard who wears an engagemeni 
for William Wood: and also Virginia 
Baker, for Addison Wilcox, Jr.; Ruby 
Ridley for John Watkin; Oretha Banter 
for W. Lackery; Lillie Lindcr for Eddie 
Lindsay; and many more of the lovely- 
couples that slroll our beautiful 

All ads must he turned in be 
the fourth of every month so w. 
appear in this section. Give ad: 


of the Tiger's R 

t month, sweets. 

ar staff, 

Au re- 

10 Enrollment 
Increase at SSC 

Enrollment at Savannah Slate Col- 
lege, Georgia's largest institution of 
higher learning for Negroes, has in- 
creased len pen cent above lhat an- 
ticipaied for this period by top college 
ffieials. The official registration fig- 
ires show thai Savannah Slate College 
begun its GOth year with 1016 students, 
339 of whom are Freshmen. This com- 
:s with a 195D ,Fall Quarter regis- 
tration figure oft/, 150 students. 

The breakdown follows: Women 
students 505; men students 371 of this 
umber 130 are veterans. There are 
233 students Ull veterans) enrolled 
in the Trades School; 108 enrolled 
as Trades Special students; 32 as spe- 
cial and unclassified, and 146 students 
enrolled in night and Saturday clusses. 

SSC's Co-ed Voices 
Opinion on Changing 
Name of New York's 
Seventh Avenue 

Delores Perry, a freshman coed of 
Savannah State College, had a very 
interesting experience during a sum- 
mer vacation in the Empire City. While 
strolling through the streets of the 
same, she was asked to voice her opin- 
ion on changing the name of "7th 
Ave." lo "Carver Boulevard." He re- 
ply as slated in the New York Amster- 
dam News was: "Even sounds better, 
'Carver Boulevard.' I'm (or it one hun- 
dred per cent. Certainly a name like 
lhat would sound more important than 
a plain old number. Could also be 
way to familiarize children with the 
famous man." 

Miss Perry, since becoming a part 
of SSC's family, has displayed 
markable brilliance in academic 
achievements and has also affiliated 
herself with the school hand under tin 
direclion of Professor L. A. Pyke. 

Cambridge, Mass. (/. P.) — Harvard 
College's curriculum does not present 

ligion as effectively or comprehen- 
vcly as it might, according to Dean 
Willard L. Sperry, head of the Harvard 
University Divinity School. 

It is unfortunate," Dean Sperry de- 
clared, "lhat some students come to 
College unaware of religion and leave 
without being awakened." 

Any man who brings an interest in 
eligion to Harvard, he said, "will have 
lo hunt for his religious instruction 
and inspiration, for they will not be 
handed to him. 

Snnir- cd I he criticism of the Col 
lege'- program. Dean Sperry added, 
stems from denominational groups which 
have faib-d lo instruct (heir own n 
bers properly before they conn- to 

He suggested lhat formation oF small 
inler-racial discussion group- a- a way 
to luster religious under-landing would 
he of value, anil fell that faculty mem- 
ber- would be glad lo help such groups. 

It was pointed out here lhat Dr. 
Ernest C. Colwell, who recently r< -igned 
a? pre-ideni of the University of Chi- 
cago to joint the faculty of Emory 
University as a visiting professor for the 
1951-52 academic year, called univ 
lies aloof to religion. Dr. Colwell 
llie altitude of college faculties 
"one of indifference or carefully- 
trolled neutrality." 

Future Teachers 
Elect Officers 

last school year, 

close of tli 

ving officers were elecled lo 
Mary McLcod Belhune Chap- 
e Teachers of America: 

the folk 
head the 
ler. Full! 

Marcclin Holland, president 
lyn E. Gladden, vice president: Marie 
ill, recording-secretary; Alberta 
James, financial secretary; Rosa Bel 
Push a, treasurer; and Gloria Chishohn 
and Noris Roberts, chairmen of ac- 

On Friday, October 26, 1951. Mr. 
John Mc-dlin, Jr.. supervisor of ceriifiea- 
iion. Georgia Education Association, 
acted as the guest of the F. T. A. in a 
special assembly in Meldrmi Hall. 

The Chapter is happy lo report an in- 
crease in membership and that most of 
its members have pledged to purchase 
F. T. A. pins. 

The chapter w, 
had ils last year's 
lyn E. Gladden., 

of Organisation 
American University, Washington, D. C. 
Miss Gladden reports that the Institute 
has been successful and hoped that 
there would be others in the mar future 
to attend the Institute. 

s very happy lo havi 
president, Miss Caro- 

attend "The Institute 

Grand Fori.*, N. D.— (/./'.> — in 
an effort to "put the 'govern' inlo stu- 
dent government" at the University ol 

North Dakota this year, several changes 
are embodied in the student body con- 
stitution. These provide for a broader 
represenlation on the studenl council, 
student voting power on the student 
relations committee, expanded council 
control of student boards and com- 
mittees and removal of council members 
because of absenteeism. 

OR OUT... 

Make Dean's List 
For Spring Quarter 

According lo a release from the Dean 
of Faculty, the following students 
earned averages of 2.50 and above for 
the spring quarter, 1951: 

Arnctt Anderson. Charles Bailey, 
Beatrice Brown, L. Bryant. Annie Grace 
Busscy, Adolplms D. Carter, Ruby 
Childers, Margaret Chishohn, William 
H. Collins, Chester Lee Conyers. James 
Densler. Jewell Gamble. Harry Ger- 

Celia Bell Hall, Lois Virginia Hines, 
Helhel Holmes, Alfred Jackson. Darnell 
Jackson, Lillie Mae Jackson, Raymond 
Knight, Carolyn N. Lewis, Hosea J. 
Loflon, Jean Z. Miller, Charles Moul- 
trie, Benjamin t)ualllehaum, Phobe 
Robinson. Folia Strange. 

Baltimore. Md. — U.P.) —The firs 
group of girls lo enter a top-rankin; 
woman's college in modern times with 
out high school diplomas will begin 
unique educational experiment a 
Goucher College this year. Of the 15 

■ \< - pt &\\\ iil 'd girl- !r - 

states chosen lo study under the 
perimental acceleration program, i 
are high school graduates and all 
between fifteen and sixteen and a half 
years old — well below the usual age for 
admission to college. 

The program is being conducted by 
the Ford Foundation for the Advant 
inent of Education to find out whetb 
or nol well-qualified girls can speed up 
the education process. President Olio 
F. Kruu-haar also announced the 
ceipl of $108,400 to be used to provide 
lenl scholarships for a total of thirty 
ents over a three year period. 
lie experiment will determine whe- 
ihese unusually talented young 
len, as judged by scores made in 
aptitude anil achievement tests, may 
enter college profitably after the tenth 
year of school work and pursue a course 
in integrated general education during 
the first iwo years of college. At 
Goucher they will have the college's 
usual wide range of choice of liberal 
courses with selection governed by I he 
individual's progress toward Goucher'- 
eighi educational objectives. 

Chosen from over 200 superlative 
applicants the girls will be carefully 
observed and guided in both academic 
and emotional problems. Their final 
test will be at the end of the sophomore 
year when llley take comprehensive ex- 
aminations which are part of the col- 
lege curriculum. 

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SSC Celebrates 

Once again the faculty and studenl 
body of Savannah Slate flung wide the 
gales of hospitality lo greet the alumni 
and many friends of the institution at 
the annual Homecoming. Amid the 
fast (ailing leaves, I he "Harvest Time" 
celebration got underway under the 
supervision of Mr. Frank Tharpe, in- 
structor in the Department of Trades 
and Industries, and alumnus of the 

The Royal Trio, featuring the come- 
ly Miss Mary Ford as "Miss SSC," the 
beautifully decorated buildings, I h e 
pomp of the Homecoming parade, the 
splendid performance of the Tigers, the 
precision of the Marching Band, the 
meeting of friends, old and new — all 
these and many more made llie 1951 
Homecoming one to be long remem- 

(Winnenpo/ic, Minn.— (/.P.)— Meeting 

on the campus of the University of 
Minnesota, reprcscnlativcs of 51 studenl 
bodies in American colleges and uni- 
versities voted 36-15 in favor of the 
controversial "honor system." 

"An honor system should be the basis 
of education; it should leach the stu- 
dent how lo conduct himself, how to 
develope himself, how to think ft 
himself and stand on his own for win 
he believes," according to Tlielma Sli 
vena of the Duke University studenl 
body. She believes that "an honor sys- 
tem should lie the basis of an indi- 
vidual's honor, self -discipline, and self- 

Not in favor of the honor system, Cy- 
ril M. Wccht from the University of 
Pittsburgh said; "I believe llie entire 
idea of the honor system is vastly over- 
played. Selling up a plan which is 
supposedly based on personal integrity 
and individual honesty will nol make 
heller students." 

College Park, Md. I/. P.)— As col- 
lege students progress in scholastic 
standing, they apparently reverse their 
attitudes toward religion, as indicated 
by a survey conducted by Milton I). 
Havron of the University of Maryland's 
psychology deparlment. 

The religious aspect of the study was 
an ineideniat finding, as its main pur- 
pose was lo determine the relationship 
between a person's attitudes and his 
verbal habits. Though the attitude to- 
ward religion was chosen, any attitude 
would have served the purpose. 

While the resulls indicate a trend 
away from religion as the student ad- 
vances, il may also be indicative ol 
meiety a trend away from re- 
ligious expression, Havron speculates. 

Participating in the survey were ap- 
proximately ('0(1 -tudcii!-. P-pp-enling 
all class -landings including those do- 
ing - - >-■•■ ■-- work. For ihe purpose, of 
the study, the studenl- wire classified 
a- having either predominantly "re- 
ligous" or "political-economic" attitudes 

The "religious" person is character- 
Led as being acquainted with biblical 
rules of conduct, i= a church-goer, be- 
lieves in personal .-alvalion, ethical 
values, and in a final day "f judgment 

The "political economic" person, on 
the oilier hand, thinks more objectively, 
keeps ebreasl of politics and 
trends, regards Sunday as a day 
rest, believes that material welfare 
primary to ethical values, and likes 

Those classed as "religious" were 
found to attend church at least one* 
a monih, while among the "political 
economic'' group, some admitted no 
having gone lo church in several year 
and none attended as often as once i 

The questionnaire used in the re- 
search contained a list ol slimuhr 
words opposite of which were two re 
sponse words. The subjects were askct 
lo choose llie response word that they 
associated with the stimu 

PRINCETON. N. J., September 10. 

The Law School Administration Test 
required of applicants for admission to 
a number of leading American law 
schools, will be given al more than 
100 centers throughout the United 
States on the mornings of November 
17. 1951, February 23. April 26, and 
August 9, 1952. During 1950-51 over 
6,700 applicants look this lest, and their 
scores were sent lo ninety law schools. 

A candidate must make separate ap- 
plication for admission to each law 
school of his choice and should inquire 
of each school whether it wishes him 
lo lake the Law School Admission Tcsl. 
Since many law schools select their 
freshman classes in the spring preced- 
ing their entrance, candidulcs for ad- 
mission to next year's classes are ad- 
vised to take cither llie November or 
the February* test, if possible. 

The Law School Admission Test, pre- 
pared and administrated by Education- 
al Testing Service, features objective 
questions measuring verbal aptitudes 
and reasoning ability rather than ac- 
quired information. According to ETS 
it cannot he "crammed" for. Sample 
questions and information regarding 
registration for and administration of 
the test are given in a Bulletin of In- 
formal ion. 

Bulletins and applications for the 
te-l should be obtained four lo six 
weeks in advance of the desired testing 
dale from Educational Testing Service, 
P. 0. Box 592. Princeton, N. J. Com- 
pleted applications must be received 
al least ten days hefore the desired 
testing date in order lo allow ETS time 
lo complete the necessary testing ar- 
rangements for each candidate. 

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March. 1952 

Alpha Kappa Mu Chapter Organized 

National Honor Society Set Up 

verbs wi: 

been listed as approved by the South 
Schools came the establishment of ill 
campus. The Alpha Nu chapter of tin 
set up on March 13, 1952. 

Candidates for Alpha Kappa 
were presented in assembly on March 
13, in Meldrim Auditorium. Mr. Eman 

flock together' 

■When it rains it pour,," or "Birds of a featl 
tay lie aptly applied to this story- 
he heels of the announcement that Savannah State College bad 
Association of Colleges and Secondary 
firs: national honor society on lli< 
A!ph<i Kappa Mu Honor So.iety wa 

A. Be: 

mi. bu- 

i manager ami 
i:raduati.- member of Alpha Kappa Mu 
gave the history and purpose of this 
organization. He cited a* one of tl 
aims the promotion of high schola 
ship among college students. He ah 
repeated the working motlo of Alpha 
Kappa Mu; "Work as though you were 
going to live forever: live as though 
you were going to die tonight." 

L)r. William K. Payne, who is also 
a graduate member of Alpha Kappa 
Mu. introduced the speaker for the 
occasion. Mr. T. E. McKinney, dean 
of Johnson C. Smith University and 
director of Region 1 of AKM, was 
guest speaker. Dean McKinney gave 
the interesting story of the develop- 
ment o( honor societies on Negro col- 
lege campuses and the effect of these 

Delorcs Green, senior, sang "Coro 
Mio Ben," by Giordanello. Professor 
miliary Halchett, acting chairman of 
the department of fine arts, played 
"Greek Dance" by Callinicos. 

Dr. Elson K. Williams, director of 
the division of arts and sciences and 
advisor to Alpha Nu, presented the 
candidates tor Alpha Kappa Mu. The 
program concluded with the singing 
ui the alma mater. 

The nineteen candidates initiated in- 
i<> the chapter group arc Ruby 
dors Black, Annie G. Bussey, Adolphus 
D. Carter. Margaret T. Chisholm, Jim- 
mie 11. Colley. Mabel P. Fortson, Jewell 
Gamble, Harry C. German. Agnes U. 
Harris, Alfred Jackson. Darnell R. 
Jackson, Raymond Knight, Eddie T. 
Lindsey, George E. Lovctt, Dorothy D. 
Mclver, Charles Moultrie. Reihel 
Holmes Straiten, Leon D. Wilson, and 
Richard M. Williams. 

A cumulative average of 2.3 and an 
average ol sixty semester hours were 
listed as minimum requirements for 

An initiation will he held during >'.. 
spring quarter during which '.hose 

persons who qualify may become m( 

The organization ol the chapter 
due largely to the foresight, inter) 
and energetic efforts of Dr. E. K. IK 
liams, who explains Alpha Kappa Mu 
is interested in developing scholarship 
and is open lo all Savannah State 
students who maintain the required 
average. Praise is also due Mr. Ben 
Ingersoll and bis efficient staff who 
checked the scholastic qualifications of 
each candidate. 

So the rains of sound scholarship and 
worthy deeds still pour at SSC. The 
noble circle of scholars, drawn close 
by their love of the true and the beau- 
tiful, will always, we trust, remain 

Nighf Courses In 
Business Offered 

In seeking lo increase its services, 
facilities, and program lo the public, 

Savannah Stale College is offering 
business courses in the night school 
program during the Spring quarter. 

Some of the courses offered are ac- 
counting, business law, business orgaui- 
alion and management, retailing, type- 
writing and shorthand for beginners 
and advanced students. 

Persons taking these courses may 
work toward a degree in business or 
improve their personal skill for immedi- 
ate practical use in earning a belter 
income, thus making a better contribu- 
tion to the firm or organization with 
which they are affiliated. 

Future Teachers 
Ho!d Conference 
at SSC 

The Mary McLcod Bethuue chapter 
ol the Future Teachers of America 

was host to the state conference of 
the FTA, on March 14-15. Chapter* 
from all over the state were represented. 
The conference was held for the 
purpose of organizing a state-wide func- 
tioning body of the FTA, thereby com- 
bining the efforts o( the various clubs 
and chapters throughout the state. The 
group plans lo seek admission to the 
Ceorgia Teachers and Educational As- 

"Uniting for Strength" was the theme 
of the two-day meet. Delegates came 
from Paine College, Augusia; Fort Val- 
ley State College, Fort Valley; Alfred 
E. Beach High School. Savannah; 
Woodville High School, Savannah 
Ballard-Hudson High School, Macon 
and Blackwcll High School. Elberlort 

State officers elected were Carolyn 
Gladden, president, Savannah State; 
Benagor Butler, vice-president, Black- 
well High School; Mae Carol Webb, 

*ecre1ary. Fort Valley State; Annie P. 
Thomas, assistant secretary, Paine Col- 
lege; Aytch Wooden, Jr., treasurer, Fort 
Valley State; Hurlis Ricks, chaplain, 
Fort Valley Stale; Albertha James, his- 
torian. Savuunab Slate; Jcttie Adams, 
parliamentarian, Beach High School. 
John H. Camper, assistant professor o( 
education, Savannah State College, was 
elected advisor. 

The next meeting of the State Con- 
ference will be held at Paine College. 
March 13-14. 

Religious Week 
Stresses World 

Savannah. State College, through the 
YMCA and the YWCA. sponsored the 
annual Religious Week observance 
March 2-6. "Christianity, the Basi- lor 
World Peace and Uniiy." was the 
theme of the observance this year. 
*-f>r. John Tilley, pastor of the New 
Metropolitan Baptist Church, Balti- 
scrved as chief resource person 
for the week. A seminar on the "Place 
y( the Home and Family in World 
Peace and Unity" was conducted in 
Meldrim Hall. Room 9. on March 3. 
Francis Baker, director, Family Serv- 
ces of Savannah, Inc., served as co- 
irdinator. Baker led a panel discus- 
sion on "The Contribution of Youth 
lo World Peace." Dr. Tilley and Jim 
mie Colley. senior, served as coordina 
lors of a discussion on 'The Contribu- 
tions that Student Organizations Can 
Make to Religious Life on the Collegt 

Dr. Tilley delivered the regular Sun 
lay morning worship hour sermon on 
March 2, On Monday, he acted as co- 
ordinator o( a seminar, "Religion and 
A'orld Peace." A seminar on "Part 
.icrship in Marriage, its Contribution 
to World Peace, was coordinated by 
Mr. Baker, March 2. 

Arthur Cignilliat, director of the 
evening college, Armstrong College, 
served as coordinator of a seminar on 
"Peace and Unity Through Education," 
on March 3. Dr. Tilley led a seminar 
on "Christianity Through Education," 
at the Library, and spoke at uppcr- 
classmen assembly at 12:00. 

Mr. Gignilliat ser>ed as leader on a 
seminar on "New Concepts of Think- 
ing Needed for World Peace," at 1 :30 
on March 4. Dr. Tilley and William 
J. Holloway. dean of men, headed a 
discussion on "Contributions of Faculty 
Sponsors lo Religious Life on the Col- 
lege Campus," at the Community House. 
March 4. 

Honorary Degree 
Is Awarded to 
President Payne 



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f Doctor of 
Letters during ibe Allen University 
Founders' Day convocation, Friday, 
February 29, 1952, at Columbia. South 

Dr. Payne was awarded the degree 
"lor distinguished service in 1 1 ■•- field 
of higher education." 

Dr. Pavne was named acting presi- 
dent of Savannah Stale on September 
1. 1949, On March 1, 1950, he was 
named fifth president of SSC by 
Chancellor Harmon S. Caldwell. 



Merchiing Band 

Provides Latest 
Ira Styles 

The fast-stepping, thirty-five piece 

■^SC Marching Band helped In make 
the 1951 gridiron season interesting, 
fascinating, and successful. Grid fans 
witnessed the latest in band maneuvers, 
formations, and styles. The Marching 
Ham! often "stole the show" with such 
perlormances us "Yankee Doodle," 
"Clock," "Shote," and "Horn." Jauntily- 
attired and high-stepping majors and 
majorettes led the Marching Band lo 

Savannah State 
Accredited By 

At tltc annual meeting of the South- 
ern Association of Colleges and Sec- 
ondary Schools in St. Petersburg, Flori- 
da, In December, 1951, the Executive 
Committee of the Southern Association 
voted to grunt approval lo Savannah 
Slate College. 

In June, 1940, Savannah State was 
given a "B" rating by the Southern 
Association; however, the Association 
no longer grants "A" or "B" ratings. 
An institution is cither "approved" or 

Seminars on 

various other phases of 

the theme wer 

- conducted througboul 

he observance 

An added attraction 

his year was 

be presentation of two 

religious plays 

written and directed 

by students in the class in Religion 
301, Old Testament Literature. En 

tilled "The Story of Esau and Jacob' 
and "Sarah and Abraham." the play; 
were directed by Annie Grace Bussey, 
junior English major, and Lillie B, 
Jobn-nn, senior English major. 

appointment as presi- 
dent he served as examiner and profes- 
sor of education ami dean of instruction 
it Savannah Stale. Belore coming to 
Savannah State. Dr. Payne served as 
instructor and principal at Alamabu 
Stale Teachers College High School; 
instructor at Alcorn A&M College; 
dean at Alabama State College; and 
dean of Dunbar Junior College, which 
he organized. 

The SSC family is proud of the well- 
deserved recognition of service that has 
come to its head. Dr. Payne's intense 
interest in the growth and develop- 
ment of students marks him as a mem- 
ber of the vanguard of service and 

Medical Schools 
Recommend May 
Admission Test 

Candidate* for i 

Division of Trades 
Host to State 

The division of Irades and industries 
served as hosl lo the state conference 
of the American Y'outh Industrial Edu- 
cation Association and the Annual 

Stale Trades Contest, Friday, March 
28. All high schools in Georgia of- 
fering trades in iheir curricula were 
invited lo participate in the contest, 
if they were able to enter a team in 
any ol the following Irades: automobile 
mechanics, carpentry, masonry, radio 
repairing, shoe repairing, and cosme- 

First place winners in ihis contest 

ill compete in the National American 

Youth Industrial Education Association 

Trade Contest, to be held May 5-C. at 

Savannah State College. 

Various staff members of the di- 
sion acted as judges for the stale 
contest. William B. Nelson is chair- 
man of the division. 

ssion to medical 
school in the fall of 1953 are advised 
to take the Medical College Admission 
Test in May, it was announced today 
by Educational Testing Service, which 
prepares and administers the test for 
the Association of American Medical 
Colleges. These tests, required of ap- 
plicant by a number of leading medical 
colleges throughout the country, will be 
given twice during the current calendar 
year. Candidates taking the May test, 
however, will be able to furnish scores 
nsiitulions in early fall, when many 
medical colleges begin the selection of 
their next entering class. 

Candidates may take the MCAT on 
Saturday, May 10, 1952, or on Monday, 
November 3, 1952, at administrations to 
be held at more than 300 local centers 
in all parts of the country. The Asso- 
ciation of American Medical Colleges 
recommends that candidates for admis- 
sion to classes starling in the fall of 
PJ53 lake the May test. 

The MCAT consists of tests of gen- 
eral scholastic ability, a tesl on under- 
standing of modern society, and an 
achievement test in science. According 
lo ETS, no special preparation other 
than a review of science subjects is 
necessary. All questions are of the 
objective type. 

Application forms and a Bulletin ol 

Information, which gives details of 

registration and administration, as well 

pie questions, arc available from 

pre-medical advisers or directly from 

ional Testing Service, Box 592, 

Princeton, N. J. Completed applications 

t reach the ETS office by April 

and October 20, respectively, for 

May 10 and November 3 adminis- 

(Story on Paqe 4) 

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The Tiger's Roar 

Member: Intercollegiate Press Association; National School Public Rela- 
tions Association. 

Published six times per year by the students ol Savannah Stale College 
through the Office of Public Relations, Savannah Stute College, State College 
Branch. Savannah. Georgia. 

Advertising Rate: One dollar per column inch. 
Hosea J. Lofton '52 

Ann R. Howard '52 
Managing Editor 
Nannelte N. McGce '52— News 
Sylvia W. Harris '52 — Assistant 
Charles E. McDaniels '52 — Sports 
Clarence Loftin '52— Art 
orlorial Staff Pauline Reid '53; Nathan Dell '54; 

Archie Robinson '55; C. Ester Freeman '53; Carolyn Manigo '52. 
Business and Circulation .... ■ ■ Raymond Knight '53, Manager 

Dennis Williams '55; Thomas Locke 55; Harold Harden 55. 

- „ c . Roberita Glover '55. 

Staff Secretary _ .,1 

Luelta B. Lolwn 
Adviser . 


A Scene from the Eternal Drama 
L Laughter, joys, heartaches, happiness, sorrows, tears! These are 
the things that formulate the character of our think when we commune 
with the events of our yesteryears on the Savannah State College 
campus These arc the tilings that form the foundation of our partici- 
pation in God's wonderful creation - the eternal drama. These are 
the things that symbolize our shrine as it is being built from day to 
day These are the things that have earned places in our albums 
of prized memoirs. Let this be your choice album while the incidents 
within shall be forever prized. 




During the past three months, we have been enjoying, along with 
a number of other SSC students, what we believe to be "A Golden 
Opportunity'" We have been sharing what is known as the Student 
Teacher experience. The practice of allowing prospective teachers 
act as cadets in a real classroom situation for a reasonable length of 
time is probably one of the most stimulating innovations in the 
teacher-training program. 

We certainly don't feel so keenly the value or importance of this 
experience at first. We began with some misgivings and anxiety, 
and viewed this as another bothersome requirement subsequent to 

What changed our opinion? While talking to a few experienced 
teachers we learned that the story of this activity was quite different 
a few years ago, at least so far as SSC is concerned. The story of 
its blooming development is another saga in the progressive history 
of our College. 

As told to the writer by an alumnus, one attended college foi 
the customary four years. During one quarter for one class period, 
the cadet teacher spent the time observing a selected group of pupils. 
For only one day of the entire period, each student spent a day in 
compile charge of the class. There were no seminars, orientation 
periods, or field trips such as we have today. 

Needless to say. we were shocked at such a revelation and began 
to evaluate seriously the program as we know it. Here we found in 
a procedure most of us take for granted, "A Golden Opporunity." 
We have a chance to find our weaknesses before they find us and 
leave us labelled as "incompetents." We are spared the brutal lesson 
of the "school of hard knocks" and the college of "trial and error." 

The Student-Teacher program is "A Golden Opportunity," in 
which we learn much to enrich our educational program. During 
this period, opportunities are presented in a real situation and in a 
natural setting so that we may perform duties and exhibit skills that 
are prerequisites to success as teachers. Every day is filled with 
new and revealing experiences. There is nevr a dull inomnt, for 
our lives are full and creative. So are the young minds we serve. 

The critic leathers are interested in our personal growth and 
development as well as in our professional accomplishments. They 
strive, even beyond professional duty, to provide worthwhile exper 
ences. For Ihis great service they deserve high commendation. 

The leaching profession is among man't greatest services to man 
and it is heartening to know that Savannah State College, in step with 
leading institutions of higher learning in the nation, is providing t 
tencher-lraiiiing program which is outstanding. 

Dr. Calvi L. Kiah, chairman of the department of education, and 
Miss Donella J. Graham, coordinator of student-teaching on the 
elementary school level, and their staffs, deserve high praise for their 
efforts in the advance and progress of this important phase of teacher 

If greater opportunities urc provided in the area of education and 
teacher-training, we believe Savannah Stale will be among the first 
with the finest, 

Hosea J. Lofton. 

The Exchange 
Editor Speaks 

The significance of special day- is 
emphasized in the President's Message 
in the March issue ol the Southern 
University Digest. President F. G. 
Clark wrote: "Every great enterprise 
has one great day in its historical 
repetoire." He cited July 4lh in the 
United Slates; Charter Day at How- 
ard University; and Founder's Day at 
Southern University. President Clark 
staled: "In these as in all others, 
these special days are sacred because 
in them is symbolized the vision, hard- 
ships, sacrifices and ultimate triumphs 
which have taken the institution in 
question from a valley of dreams to a 
peak of realities." 

The Lincolrv Clarion carried in the 
January 11 issue an article announcing 
an award for recognition of material 
life we are mines and miners. Our 
in general publications which contribute 
to better racial relations in this co 

John Chadwick. make-up editor 
The Virginia Statesman, publication ol 
Virginia Stale College, Petersburg, 

"Then so lie it. students, that in 
minds are mines to he axcavated for 
the riches ihat are latent there. The 
quality of what we use, and how we 
use it in our mining will be great de^ 
termincrs o( the quality ol our finished 
products. No place on earth can give 
us a belter foundation for the develop, 
men! of our mining techniques than 
this school ol mining at which we 
now students. The gold which we 
later yield to the world is in the ore 
which we are now learning to refine. 
Lei us, then, learn our art well, and 
apply il so well that our gold 
shine our glory for years to come. 

A Tiger Rambles in the 

By Curtis P. Harris 

While browsing around in the Library 

ic afternoon, I decided that I would 

gather some bits of information th; 

might be o( interest lo the SSC family. 

As 1 wandered around, 1 discovered 
that a new set o( tables bad been ac- 
quired, giving us more room in which 
lo study without disturbing others 
While examining the shelves, 1 eame 
aeross a new collection of novels that 
should provide interesting reading for 
us. Two that struck my eye were Frank 
Yerby's A It'oman Called Fancy, and 
Cardinal Spellman's The Foundling, 

Miss Hawkins, College Librarian, lias 
moved inlo her new office and is ready 
to lend assistance, as always, to those 
who have difficulty in (biding materials. 
Five students have been assigned lo ibe 
Library staff. They are: James Camp- 
bell, George Thomas, Alflela Gaskin, 
Hazel Collier, and Celesline Hamilton. 

A recent survey of the use of the 
Library by students shows that more 
of our students are making increasing 
u-e of this great educational tool. 

Good Grooming 
Aids Cadet 

lly Carolyn M. Manigo 
To be one's best self throughout the 
atudcnt-leaching experience is an asset 
not lo be even momentarily underesti- 
mated. There is, of course, no one way 
lo he one's self. Rather, there are some 
iportant factors which, when out to- 
gether, give you important clues not 
only lo the making of a successful be- 
ming in the early days of your stu- 
dent leaching, hill also to your cou- 
nting success as a teacher. 
The following suggestions concerning 
your responsibility to yourself are of- 
fered to aid you in getting off to a 
good start. Your management of lime, 
and your personal appearance play im- 
portant role* hi achieving success in 
student leaching. 

A prospective cadet teacher might use 
the following as a checklist for groom- 

Is my clothing clean and well 

Is my clothing practical (or the kinds 
of activities in which I must engage 
with the pupils? 

ts my clothing attractively harmoni- 
ous in its color combinations? 

Is my clothing suitable to my per- 
sonality — modish, without conspicuous' 
ly attracting attention to itself? 

Do I wear comfortable, practical shoes 
thai arc regularly cleaned and polished 
and in good repair? 

Are ^11 my accessories fresh, neat, 
and appropriate lo school wear? 

Is my jewelry 
does not draw 

n such gooil taste that 
ndue attention to ii- 

The Tiger's Roar Quiz 

1. Who wrote the longe-t article : 
the December issue? 

2. Who were the "Students of the 
Month" (or December?" 

3. Who is the author of "A Tiger 
Roar, Farewell'" 

4. To whom is the Creative Writing 
Edition of The Tiger's Roar dedicated? 

Answers should be submitted lo 

Thomas Locke, Circulation Manager, by 
1 p. ru., April 18. 

What Is Our Destiny? 

The question, "What is our destiny?" has been asked over and 
over again, by people of all groups. Even though many of us m 
think of it, we must face this question in one way or another. 

If we are to survive in this atomic age, there is a role for each 
of us to play in our society. It is our responsibility to utilize our 
capabilities to their fullest extent. 

No individual thinks seriously at all times, but our present-day 
conditions require serious thought. We must remember today is but 
a prelude to tomorrow. Therefore, il is better for us to begin now to 
prepare ourselves for the tasks which lie ahead of us. 

The Bible speaks of man's reaping what he sows. To that, I 
should like lo add thai some of us sow infertile seeds, especially whet 
we spend our time doing nothing. Thus, we reap nothing. There are 
too many people in the world who want nothing; they just tag along. 
Cuuld this he true of some of us here at Savannah State? Often 
following discourses given by speakers, we hear remarks concerning 
our purpose nt this institution. This leads me to wonder whether it 
is a common thought that abilities and talents are developed and not 
picked up by osmosis. 

An institution is only as great as its constituents. This needs no 
confirmation other than to say that men make institutions and we 
have great potentialities with us. We ourselves must face and recognize 
our destiny. 

Ann Kuth Howard. 

We are wishing every student suc- 
cess in his practice leaching. We say. 
"Go into your work with ihe best 
thai you have in the end the best will 

Creative Writing 
Edition Fulfills 

This is the story behind a slory of 
progress. The Creative Writing Edi- 
tion of The Tiger's Roar, released last 
month, marked more than a new high 
in journalistic achievement at SSC. In 
addition, this literary effort, in the 
words of its preface, "symbolized and 
crystallized an ideal which the late 
Dean Janie Lester constantly advocated 
— the development of creative expres- 
sion among the students of Savannah 

During the past year, several worth- 
while contributions of a creative na- 
ture reached the Student Publication 
Office, but this kind of material was 
not too well suited lo newspaper edi- 
tions. Sensing o great need of an out- 
let that could encourage and utilize 
ihe students' creative talents, Miss 
Luelta B, Colvin, advisor lo student 
publication, began exploring the possi- 
bility of doing a magazine edition ex- 
pressly for creative writing. However, 
this idea remained a dream until the 
advent of such a publication last month. 

Sparked by the sincere rlesire for the 
cultivation of creativity in expression 
and thinking here al SSC, and the 
kind encouragement of Dr. W. K. Payne 
and others, the staff produced its firs! 
Creative Writing Edition. 

Miss Colvin deserves high commen- 
dation for her untiring efforts and un- 
common interest in the fulllillmenl of 
a need and a dream envisioned by Dean 
Lester, to whom the edition is dedi- 

It is hoped that the Creative Writing 
Edition will become an annual publi- 
cation growing in scope and quality 
as SSC's student body grows in ap- 
preciation for self -expression. It is 
hoped that it will become "an inspir- 
ing tribute lo Dean Lester's high ideals 
and splendid example." It is a project 
born of a few minds and realized by 
the concerted efforts of many minds 
and influences. 

We are especially appreciative lo 
those aiding this endeavor and we are 
sincerely grateful for the kind expres- 
sions of approval to a step in the stu- 
dent publication's climb lo recognition 
as a leading college journal. 

There is nothing like leaching. 
If you like doing good deeds. 
Everyday >ou can feel certain 
That you have given lo one in n 

March, 1952 


Page 3 


lt> Mildred Grohom. Audrey S| 
William), Mof.ho Rowli, Dorothy Baldwin, Clara Bry< 
Neta Belle Staley, Edith Ray, Oorii Thorpe, Mary Fai 

cie Howard. Maggie Mercer, Thelmo William 
] Wright. Ann Ruth Howard. Third row: Mrs, 
la Barton, Eloiio Cojnon, Borbaro Matthews, 

id row; Besiie 
Fisher, coach. 


Scoreboard, 1952 




SSC 37 - 

Allen 43 



SSC 42 .-- 

Benedict 35 



SSC 3a 

Benedict 22 



SSC 45- 

Benedict 33 



SSC 23 

Allen 35 



SSC 31 

Allen 52 



SSC 47.- 

Fla. N. & I. 34 



SSC 29' 

Bclhune-Cookman 27 



SSC 52 v 

Albany 34 


SSC 32 

Fla. A. S M. 36 



SS< l" 

Fla. A. & M. 34 



SSC 31 ' 

Fla. N. & I. 29 



SSC 40 1 

Claflin 35 



SSC 37/ 

Morris 25 



SSC 26 


Claflin 38 


SSC 62-- 

Tuskegce 51 



SSC 44 

Clurk 68 


SSC 37 

Morris-Brown 56 



SSC 56 

Clark 66 


SSC 48 

Clark 55 


SSC 5> 

So. Carolina Siale 33 


SSC 55- 

So. Carolina Stale 48 


SSC 63-- 

Tuskegee 62 



SSC 36 

Morris-Brown 47 


SSC 6> 


SSC 50 

Benedict 57 


SSC 4fi^ 

Benedict 41 


SSC 74* 

Benedict 62 



SSC 5(3- 

Allen 43 



SSC 52- 


SSC 47- 

Fla. N. & L. 45 


SSC 38 

Belhune-Cookman 53 



SSC 53y 

Paine 46 



SSC 5J^ 

Albany 47 


SSC 58 


SSC 43 

Fla. A. & M, 66 


SSC 9J-- 

Fla. N. & I. 36 


SSC 78- 

Claflin 50 


SSC 93- 


SSC 76- 

Fort Valley 43 



SSC 5> 



SSC 6L- 



SSC 7<t- 


SSC 7L- 

Betbune 64 


SSC 69 

Fort Valley 75 



Albany 46 

Tiger Thinclads 
Place Second In 
Florida Meet 

SSC truckmen Finished second in the 
annual Florida A. and M. College re- 
lays, March 22, with a score of 21 
points. The Florida squad won the 
relays with a 60-point score. 

Frank Prince won the mile run and 
the 880-yard run. -'The Rocket" took 
the mile in 4:31.3V-. and the 880-yard 

C. P. Harris and Joseph Turner won 
their boats in the 440-yard run, with 
Turner finishing second in the finals 
to Florida's Floyd. 

The mile relay squad, composed of 
Turner, Harris. Kharn Collier, and 
Prince turned in a record mark of 
3.29, setting aside the mark of 3:33.5 
turned in by Florida A. and M. last 

Harris placed second in the javelin 
throw with a distance of 142' 4". 
Clarence Pogue finished third in the 
broad jump. 

Xavier placed third in the meet with 
19 points: Tuskegee. 17; Bethune-Cook- 
man. 12; Ft. Bcnning, 11; and Alabama 
State, 4. 

State Divides 
With Allen 

By Charles McDaniels 
The SSC Tigers split a double head- 
er with the Allen University Yellow 
Jackets, January 18. The Yellow Jackets 
look the first half, with a score of 
13-37. The Tigers look ihe night-cap, 

The girls' game was "all Allen" un- 
til I be last quarter, when Martha 
Bawls, high-scoring ace for the Tigcr- 
eltes, went lo work dropping buckets 
from Ihe floor. Allen won the scor- 
ing honors, with L. Uinkins tossing in 
13 points. For the losers. Martha 
Bawls dropped in 18, while Nela Sla- 

ley , 


rilb 7. 

i cagers were paced by Robert 

Hanks" Slocum. The game 

and tuck battle until the 

fourth, when Stale came into her own, 
cracking the Yellow Jacket's /.one de- 

Then Slocum broke loose, and scored 
two straight buckets, giving Stale a 
four-point bail. Allen never recovered 
from that blow, as the game moved 
ahead for the Tigers. Allen came 
within two points of tying the score, 
when Lawrence "Red" S h e pard 


Footnote 1. in Jean Miller'- article in 
Ihe Creative Writing Edition should 
read: Benjamin Franklin, ••Autobiogra- 
phy." in Warnock, The World in Litera- 
ture. Vol. 11. p. 256. 

Annie Crace Busscy wrote the Pre- 
face to the Creative Writing Edition. 
Her name was inadvertently omitted. 

To a young girl: Faith 
To u woman: Hope 
To an old maid: Charily 

He: "Do ynu believe lliul kissing i* 

She: "I couldn't say. I've never 



been kissel? 

dropped one in from the floor to keep 
the Tiger's steady pace going. 

Scoring honors for the winners went 
to Slocum, wilh 19 points. "Red" 
Shepard was second with 12 points. 
Williams led ihe losers with 22 points, 
while Weston, with 14 points, pulled 
up second. 

rs. Sims : "I hear your son is on 
Douglas' football team. 
What position does he play?" 
rs. Kirby: "I think be is the draw- 

Tigers Win Two 
Straight From 
SC State 

By Archie M. Robinson 
Willi a record of four straight losses 
hanging oyer their head, the SSC 
cagers ended their losing streak by de- 
feating Coach Victor Kerr's South 
Larolina Stale basketeers iwice in two 
consecutive games. 

Determination was evident in the 
lir-t of the games, played December 
20. in Willco* Gymnasium, when 
Charles McDaniels dropped in three 
field goals. That was the sparg lhai 
lit the fire. From that point on, the 
Tigers continued to lengthen their lead. 
At the end of the first quarter, the 
Tigers held a nine point lead. 

The score al half time and at the 
end of the third quarter was 30-20. in 
favor of the Tigers. In the final quar- 
ter, I be Tigers stretched their lead 
lo 14 points, but due to the sharp 
shooting of John McClain, the SC Bull- 
dug-' lanky, 6-foot center, the lead 
was narrowed down to 13 points. Final 
score. 51-38. 

The second game, played in the Al- 
fred E. Beach High School Gymnasium, 
concluded the two-game winnings for 

Joseph Turner, SSC captain, started 
llie ball rolling by dropping in a basket 
from the free throw line within the 
first two minutes of the game. 

Throughout the first quarter, it was 
a battle, with the lead changing hands 
five times. In the last minute of the 
fir-l quarter, Maceo Taylor. SSC guard, 
dropped in one lo put the Tigers out 
front, 15-14. 

Moving steadily ahead, the Tigers 
lengthened their lead to 11 points al 
halftime. The ihird quarter ended 
wilh a score of 44-31, with SSC out 

In the fourth quarter, the Bulldogs 
proved that their growl could be just 
as loud as that of a Tiger, and began 
to bite at the Tiger's lead. John Mc- 
Clain racked up 11 points lo narrow 
SSC's lead to 7 points before the clock 

High-point man for the Bulldogs was 
John McClaian with 14 points in the 
first game. Thomas Shute poured in 
13 in the second game. 

For the Tigers, Charles McDaniels 
came out on top in both games, with 
a Inlal of 25 for both. C. P. Harris 
came second in the first game, while 
Maceo Taylor was runner-up in the 

Clyde: "Dearest, I must marry you." 
Pat Meeks: "Have you seen Father and 

Clyde: "Often, darling, but I love you 

just the same." 

Ten Cagers End 
Varsity Career 

With the close of ihe 1951-52 bas- 
ketball season, ten players hung up 
their uniforms for the last time in their 
varsity careers. Graduation will write 
finish lo the varsity careers of the fol- 
lowing seniors: 

Maceo Taylor, II, Center, Chicago. 

Charles McDaniels, Forward, Chicago. 

Curtis P. Harris, Guard, Columbus. 

Joseph Turner, Guard, New Orleans. 

Alvin Paige, Guard, Jacksonville. 

Philip G. Wiltz, Guard, New Orleans. 

Margie Mercer, Guard, Collins. 

Bessie Williams. Guard, Marietta. 

Annie Ruth Howard, Forward, Ocilla. 

Robert "Nancy Hanks" Slocum, al- 
though kept out of full season play be- 
cause of an appendectomy, is also to 
be congratulated for his most efficient 
basketball performance. Slocum, All- 
American grid star, participated in bas- 
ketball for ihe first time during his 
college career, this season. 

The above seniors have fought val- 
iantly for the orange and blue. It is 
hoped that their cage performances will 
he inspirations for teams to come. 

Basketball In Review 

In their trek toward the caplure of 
the SEAC championship crown, the 
Tigers and Tigercttes hud to encounter 
many formidable cage foes before the 
final victory. 

The keen competition, that enhanced 
their achievements may be gleaned 
from the Scoreboard on this page. A 
brief review of several thrilling games 

The SSC Tigers downed the Allen 
University quintet, 52-48, January 24. 
The Tigerettes fell to the Allen five 
lo the tune of 52-31. In trying to stem 
the Allen tide, Martha Rawls and 
Eleanor Wright dropped in 18 points, 
while Louise Rawls and Dorolby Al- 
fred poured in 22 and 11 points, re- 
spectively, for the winners. 

Al Jackson's 14 points and C. P. 
Harris' 12 stood out for the SSC boys 
in their defeat of Allen. Kenneth 
Jackson's 26 points and Bobert Hud- 
nell's 10 points paced the losers. 

The Tigers' 47-45 victory over the 
Florida Normal cagers came aflcr a 
Florida player missed two foul shots 
after the regulation time had expired. 
The Florida Normal girls lost lo the 
Tigerettes in the opener, 47-34. 

C. P. Harris led the Tigers to vic- 
tory' by bucketing 10 points during the 
cage clash with Paine, January 28. 
Robert "Nancy Hanks" Slocum, Maceo 
Taylor, and Laurence Shepard were 
not far behind with 7 points each. 

J. Roundtree led ihe losers with 12 
points. Final score was 53-46, in favor 
of the lads from the College by the sea. 


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Tht; honorary degree o( Doctor of; Letiers was conferred upon 
W. K. Payne by Allen University al the University's Founder's Day convoca- 
tion, February 29, al Columbia, South Carolina, Dr. Payne was awarded the 
degree "for distinguished service in the field of higher education." 

Thirty-five persons earned averages of 2,50 or higher during the fall 
quarter. Twenty-one of these were Savannahians. Of the total, six earned 
3.00 or straight "A" averages. They are: 
inab State lias been voted in- 
ial membership of the National 
Collegiate Athletic Association, ac- 
cording 1o information received by the 
school. Election to active membership 
makes SSC athletic learns eligible to 
participate in all 1952 NCAA meets 
and tournaments. 

x/Ox. Ruth Brett, dean of students at 
Fisk University, served as consultant at 
the two-day conference on "Guidance 
Programs in Higher Education," spon- 
sored by llie Personnel Department, 
February 1546. 

vMic Johnson C. Smith University 
Choir, Charlotte, North Carolina, 
under the direction of Professor C. W. 
Kemp, appeared in concert here, Sun- 
day, February' 24. 



nous, acting chairman of 
department of mathematics, has 
been named director of dramatics. Mr. 
Cleramons has several plays in rehearsal, 
one of which is to be presented soon. 
In addition, be has compiled a manual 
for amateur players, entitled "'Sugges- 
tions for the Amateur Actor." 

i^fbe New York chapter of the Alumni 
Association is sponsoring a Queen con- 
test. Contestants will come from the 
sophomore, junior, and senior classes. 
The winner will get a trip to New 
York, witli all the trimmings. 

wVlfreta Adams can he heard on Sun- 
days at 9:45 a. m., over station WDAR 
with commentaries on Negroes in the 

SSC ALLOTTED $458,000 

»^fhe University Board of Regents 
1952-53 budgetary appropriation allot- 
ted $458,000 to Savannah State Col- 
lege, an increase of $48,000 over last 

• /Professor Robert Charles Long, Sr., 
tenor, was presented in recital January 
23 in Meldrim Auditorium. Mr, Long, 
chairman of the department of busi- 
ness, is a native of Norfolk, Va. Fol- 
lowing the recital, a reception was held 
at the Community House. 


\ / E. A. Lowe, director of the division 

of general extension of the University 
System of Georgia and first president of 
Armstrong College of Savannah, was 
main speaker at the student govern- 
ment clinic held January 29-30. 

Nursery School Set 

Up At Mary Baldwin 

school to serve i 
departments of 
ehology will be 

i. 'IP).— A nursery 
a laboratory for the 

■ducal ion anil phy- 
-i abliahed at Mary 

Italdwin College beginning next Oc- 
tober. Students will observe methods 

of nursery, school education under the 
direction of trained supervisors. 

The school is the first step in the 
development ol a new department which 
will emphasize preparation for the 
duties of the home and which will 
incorporate courses already given at the 
college as well as additional ones. 

Funds for nursery school equipment 
and remodeling for this purpose prop- 
erly already owned by the college have 
been given by an alumna. A recent 
survey ol alumnae indicated a majority 
in favor of more curricular offer 
us a background for homcmaking, 

"IPs the little things in life that lell. 
■aid Dore as she dragged her ki 
brother from under the sofa. 

Dramatics Club 
To Present 

The Dramatics Club has been revived, 
under the direction of J. B. Clemmons, 
chairman of the department of mathe- 
matics, and will present "Here We Go 
\gain," a comedy in three acts some- 
time in April. 

The characters are: Pigeon Parker, a 
jirl with ideas. Pheobe Robinson; Mrs. 
Parker, her mother, Beverly Brown; 
Mr. Parker, her father, Johnny Carter; 
Loi- Parker, an older sister, Reltye 
Snype; Janie Parker, a younger siscr, 
Lois Reeves; Midge Martin. Pigeon's 
bosom friend, Jean Miller; Wilbur Jen- 
kins, who is sweet on Pigeon, Earl 
Brown; Lee Summers, who scraps with 
Loi;-, Merrick Collier; Elaine Jordon, 
Loi>'- roommate al college. Nell Wash- 
ington; Bliff Jordan, a college man, 
Xliarn Collier; Lottie Stimson, a rugged 
individual, Blanche Brisbane; Virginia 
Andrews, a librarian, Mary A. Robert- 
son; Abbie Motherwell, a gossipy neigh- 
bor, Bern ice Sbefiall; Cassie Jennings, 
Wilbur's mother, also gossipy, Rose M. 

A comedy by Roland Fernand, "Here 
.Ve Go Again" will be presented at 
ariou* high schools in Georgia during 
Jie Spring quarter. 

William D. Woods 
Returns to SSC 

Former Army Sergeant William D. 
Woods, Jr.. remarks that the pleasant 
reception accorded him by the SSC 
Family upon his return 10 his alma mater 
is heartwarming. He adds that such 
an atmosphere Is encouraging and in- 
spiring to him. 

The elder son of the Reverend and 

Mrs. W. D. Woods, Sr., of Midway, 
Georgia. Wood 1 - has won the respect ami 
friendship of his colleagues. Before bis 
leave of absence to serve in the armed 
forces. Wood" maintained a 11 average. 
Modestly, he admits that he shall en- 
deavor to keep his high scholarship 

Before entering Savannah State, 
Woods attended Lincoln University, in 
Penn-ylvania. He did his high school 
work al Gillespie-Selden In-litule, of 
Cordele, Georgia. 

While in (he armed forces. Wood- 
worked in personnel services. The 
talented Staler completed two months 
of advanced administration study at 
Fort Lee, Virginia. He spent the larger 
poriion of his service in the army at 
Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. 

Having been interrupted twice in his 
school career to enter the army (1948, 
19501. ihe scholarly business major 
slates that he hopes to finish his col- 
lege work by June, 1953. 

A member of the Alpha Phil Alpha 
fraternity and the College Choir, Wil- 
liam 1). Woods possesses an engaging 
personality and shows evidence of 
achieving the goals which he has set 
for himself. 

Erskine Hawkins 
and Band 

Get Your Tickets Now 
College Inn 

Featuring Vocalist 
Jimmie Mitchell 

Willcox Gymnasium 

Matinee-5:30 - 7:30 P. M. 

Advance Admliilon . , . J 75 
Door $.90 

SSC Sponsors 
Press Institute 

j^rtfe User's Roar staff and the Office 
of Public Relations are sponsoring the 
Inierscholastic Press Institute, April 
3 4. In 1951, the Department of Lan- 
guages and Literature and the staff 
sponsored the English Workshop in 
Journalism. The primary purpose of this 
Workshop was lo provide concentrated 
practical experience in journalism for 
memhers of the student publication 

This year, in nn effort to extend llie 
services of such a program. The Tiger's 
Roar staff and the Office nf Public 
Relation- inaugurate the first in a series 
of annual Press Institutes for the Negro 
high schools of Georgia. It is fel' that 
such a project will help the staffs ol 
Georgia high school newspapers help 
themselves to a larger store of knowl- 
edge about the important medium of 
communication thai is journalism. Co- 
operative exchange of ideas, helpful 
guidance from experts in the fields of 
newswriiing and publishing, and lh< 
practical working out of mutual prob- 
lems in the urea of student publication- 

ire ihi' main fealu 

,- ol the Institute. 

The Institute is 

not limited to those 

students who de-ir 

■ lo pursue journal- 

ism as a vocation. 

or lo ihose who are 

interested in (he 

school paper as an 

extra class activity 

it has as a co-ordi- 

naie aim the devel 

[imeul of Intelligent 

consumers of ibis medium of mass com- 
munication. It is important that citi- 
zens he able lo read critically and 
thoughtfully so that this means of com- 
munication may always be a torch of 
freedom, of accuracy, and of integrity. 
Oulstanding journalists, editors, pub- 
lishers, engravers, and advertising men 
are expected lo be on hand to act as 
consultants lo the Insiiiuie. 

26 Cadet Teachers 
Engage Practice 
Work for Winter 

Twcnty-slx students engaged in prac- 
tice leaching during the winter quar- 
ter. Those teaching in the elementary 
education field were Thelma Hill, 
Powell Laboratory School; Susie Rob- 
inson. Powell; Rethe Holmes Straiten, 
Powell; Ruby Ridley, Powell; Matlie 
Jackson. Paulsen; Carolyn M. Manigo, 
West Broad; Christine Wright, Haven 
Home; Janie Clark, West Broad; Hatlie 
Thompson, Paulsen; Virginia Baker, 
Paulsen; Carrie Mohley. West Broad; 
and Ruby A. Jackson, West Broad, 

Fourteen did practice leaching on 
the secondary level. They are Ruby 
Childers Black, business, Alfred E. 
Beach; Thomas Daniels, physical edu- 
cation. Reach; Lois Dolson, social 
science, Reach; Sylvia Harris, English, 
Beach; Eddie Lindsey, English. Beach; 
Hosea Lofton, English, Beach; Ben- 
jamin i in ml. I. .mm social science, 
Beach; Thomas Vann. physical educa- 
tion, Beach; Tharott Spencer, social 
science, Cuyler Junior High; Elbert 
Clark, social science, Haven Hume; 
Theodore Holmes, physical education, 
Haven Home; Agnes Harrington, social 
science, Woodville; Jolene Belin, Eng- 
lish, Wood., i lie; and Wesby Clover, 
mathematics, Cuyler. 

See the Hawk 

The Booster's Club of Savannah Stale 
College is presenting for your enter- 
tainment a hoi first-class "Jam Session" 
Malinee featuring Erskine "Gabriel" 
Hawkins and bis all-star recording or- 
chestra Monday afternoon, April 21, 
1952, 5:30-7:30 in Willcox Gymnasium. 
The entire aggregation featuring vocal- 
ist Jimmie Mitchell, and others promises 
to give you u first-class show, juin- 
packed with the latest numbers and 
entertainment features. 

As you know Erskine Hawkins first 
began his musical career al Alabama 
State College. He sky-rocketed to fame 
with the ever popular "Tuxedo Junc- 
tion," "In the Mood," and other nuin- 

Currently he is in demand by some 
of the leading colleges and universi- 
ties over the country. 

The proceeds of this "jam session" 
will go to ihe College Athletic Scholar- 
ship Fund. Please do your part in 
supporting this feature as yon won't 
he disappointed. Advance sale lickets 
75c; door 90c. Tickets on sale at Col- 
lege Inn, 

Polio Pledge 

If Polio Comes to My 


Let my children continue to play 
and be wilh their usual companions. 
They have already been exposed to 
whatever polio virus may be in that 
group, and they may have developed 
immunity I protection) against ii. 

Teach my children to scrub bands be- 
fore putting food in their moulhs. Polio 
virus may be carried into the body 
through the mouth. 

Sr.e that my children never use any 
body else's towels, wash cloths or dirty 
drinking glas-c-. dishes and tableware. 
Polio virus could be carried from these 
things to other people. 

Follow my doc'or's advice about nose 
and throat operations, inoculations, or 
teeth extractions during the polio sea- 

Be ever watchful for signs of polio; 
headache, hver, sore throat, upset 
stomach, tenderness and stiffness of the 
neck and back. 

Call my doctor at once, and in ihe 
meantime, put to bed and away from 
others, any member of my family show- 
ing such symptoms, 

\\ in] children to mingle with 

irangers c pcdally in crowds, or ge 
into home- outside their own circle. 
There are three different viruses that 
cause polo. My children's group may 
be Immune to one of those. Strangers 
may carry another polio virus to which 
they are not immune. 

Let my children become fatigued or 
chilled. Overtired or chilled bodies are 
less able to fight off polio. 

Take my children away from our 
community without good cause. Polio 
lime is the lime to stay at home and 
keep with everyday companions. 

Have confidence in my doctor, know- 
ing ihe earlier ihe care, the better my 
child's chances lor complete recovery. 
I know thai my child has a better than 
even chance lo recover without paralysis. 

Cull my local chapter of the National 
Foundation for Infantile Paralysis im- 
mediately for information or help. The 
telephone book or my health depart- 
ment will lell me how to reach ihe 

Remember thai whatever financial 
help my family needs for polio care 
will be given through the chapter. This 
is made possible by the gifts of the 
American people to the March of Dimes 
each January. 

Dr. Derricote 
Speaker Men's 

j^e fifth annual Men's Festival was 
held at Savannah State, March 29-31. 
The festival featured athletic events, 
movies, the annual banquet, a dance, 
church services, and a vesper program. 
The athletic carnival was held Satur- 
day, March 29, and featured Softball, 
basketball, track, and field events. 
Teams were enlered by the faculty, the 
division nf trades and industry, and 
the freshman, sophomore, junior, and 
senior classes. 

Dr. Woodrow L. Derricote, lecturer, 
scholar, and teacher, was ihe banquet 
-peaker, Saturday, March 29, at 6:30 
p. m.. in Adams Hall. J)f. Derricote, 
professor of education at Florida A. 
and M. College, Tallahassee, also ad- 
dresser! Ihe student body and the pub- 
lic at the regular vesper services, Sun- 
day, March 30. 

*Ja"nie- Neal. senior business major. 
■vas general chairman ol the Festival. 
loseph Turner, senior physical educa- 

ion major, was director of athletics. 
The family advisory committee was 
composed of E. A. Bertram), business 
manager. Franklin Carr, assistant pro- 
fessor of business, William J. Holloway, 

lean of men. Theodore Wright, director 
of athletics, and John Martin, football 
coach and member of ihe department 

if health ami physical education. 

I d. 

Johnny: 'Gosh, 1 need five bucks and 

:now where to get it." 
Bobby: "I'm glad of that. I was 

fraid you might gel it from me." 

There Is Nothing Like 

By Christine Cheryl Wright 
There is nothing more amusing 
Than lo watch dear children grow. 
There is nothing so encouraging. 
And you wani to teach them more. 
There is nothing in the world like 


There is nothing quite so tedious. 
You keep toiling all the day. 
Yet at evening on retiring 
You can still find time lo say, 
"There is nothing in the world like 

True, there is nothing quite like 

It may he the job for you. 
For you'll gel more satisfaction. 
Than from any work you do. 
'Cause — there's nothing in the world 

like teaching. 

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Religious Week 
Stresses World 

Savannah Stair College, through ihe 
YMCA and the YWCA, sponsored [he 
annual Religious Week observanc 
March 2-6. "Christianity, llie Basis fo 
World Peace and Unity," was ih 
theme of the observance tins year, 

Dr. John Tillcy, pasior of the Ne' 
Metropolitan Baptist Church, Hall 
more, served as eh'.ef resource person 
(or the week. A seminar on the "Pli 
if Ihc Home and Family in World 
Peace and Unity" was conducted 
Meldrim Hall, Room 9, on March 3. 
Francis Baker, director, Family Si 

of Sa- 

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Alpha Kappa Mu Chapter Organized 

National Honor Society Set Up 

. feathe 


"When ii rains, ii pours," or "Birds of 
verbs which may he aptly applied to this story. 

f-j-t on the heels of the announcement that Savannah Slate College had 
been lifted as approved by the Southern Association of Colleges and Secondary 
Schools came the establishment of the first national honor society on the 
campus. The Alpha Nu chapter o( ihc Alpha Kappa Mu Honor Socicly was 
set up on March 13, 1952. 

Candidates ior Alpha Kappa Mu 
were presented in assembly on March 
13, in Meldrim Auditorium. Mr. Eman- 
uel A. Berlrand, business manager and 
graduate member of Alpha Kappa Mu. 
gave I lie history and purpose of ibis 
urbanization. He cited as one of the 
aims Ihe promotion of high scholar- 
ship among college students. He also 
repeated ihe working motto of Alphi 
Kappa Mu: "Work as though you were 
going lo live forever; live as though 
you were going to die lonighl." 
Dr. William K. Payne, who 
3 graduate member of Alpha Kappa 
Mu, introduced the speaker for the 
occasion. Mr. T. E. MeKinncy, dean 
ol Johnson C. Smith University ami 
director of Region 1 of AKM. wa.' 
guest speaker. Dean McKinney gavt 
die interesting story of the develop 
merit of honor socielies on Negro col 
lege campuses and ihe effect of ibesc 


Delores Green, senior, sang "Caro 
Mio Ben," by Giordanello. Professor 
Hilliary Hatched, acting chairman of 
the department of fine arts, played 
"Creek Dance" by Callinicos. 

Dr. Elson K. Williams, director of 
the division of arts and sciences and 
advisor to Alpha Nu, presented ihe 
candidates for Alpha Kappa Mu. The 
program concluded with the singing 
ol Ihe alma mater. 

The nineteen candidates initialed in- 
to ihe chapter group are Ruby Chil- 
de.-s Black, Annie C. Bussey, Adolphus 
D. Carler, Margaret T. Chisholm, Jim- 
mie II. Colley, Mabel P. Forison, Jewell 
Gamble, Harry C. German, Agnes U. 
Harris. Alfred Jackson. Darnell R. 
Jackson, Raymond Knight. Eddie T. 
Undsey, George E. Lovetl, Dorothy D. 
Mclver, Charles Moultrie, Relhel 
Holme? Straiten, Leon I). Wilson, and 
Richard M. Williams. 

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persons who qualify may become mem- 

The organization of ihe chapter is 
due largely lo the foresight, interest, 
and energetic efforts of Dr. E. K. Wil- 
liams, who explains Alpha Kappa Mu 
is interested in developing scholarship 
ami is open lo all Savannah Slate 
students who maintain the required 
average. Praise is also due Mr. 
Ingersoll and his efficient staff who 
checked the scholastic qualifications of 
each candidate. 

So the rains of sound scholarship 
worthy deeds still pour at SSC. The 
noble circle of scholars, drawn closi 
by their love of ihc true and ihe beau- 
tiful, will always, we Irust, remain 

Night Courses In 
Business Offered 

hi scckinE lo its nivlcu, 

facilities, and program to the public, 
Savannah Slale College is offering 
business courses in the night school 
program during the Spring quarter. 

Some of the courses offered are ac- 
counting, business law, business organi- 
atton and management, retailing, type- 
writing and shorthand for beginners 
and advanced students. 

Persons taking these courses may 
work toward a degree in business or 
improve their personal skill for immedi- 
ate practical use in earning a belter 
income, thus making a better contribu- 
tion to the firm or organization with 
which they are affiliated. 

Future Teachers 
Hold Conference 
at SSC 

The Mary McLeod Bcthunc chapler 

of the Future Teachers of America 
was host lo the state conference 
ihe FTA. on March 14-15. Chapters 
from all over the state were represented. 
The conference was held for the 
purpose of organizing a state-wide fuw 
lioning hmly of the FTA, thereby con 
bining the efforts of the various clul 
and chapters throughout ihe state. The 
group plans to seek admission to the 
Georgia Teachers and Educational As- 

"Uniting for Strength" was the theme 
of the I v, o-day meet. Delegates came 
from Paine College. Augusta; Fort Val- 
ley Slate College, Fori Valley; Alfred 
E. Beach High School, Savannah; 
Woodville High School, Savannah; 
Ballard-Hudson High School. Macon; 
and Blaeknell High School, Elberton. 
State officers elected were Carolyn 
Cladden, president, Savannah Slate; 
Bcnager Duller, vice-pre;ident. Black- 
well High School; Mae Carol Webb, 
secretary- Fort Valley Slate; Annie P, 
Thomas, assistant secretary, Paine Col- 
lege; Aytch Wooden, Jr., treasurer, Fort 
Valley State: Hurtis Ricks, chaplain, 
Foil Valley State; Alhcrlha James, his 
torian, Savannah Stale; Jet tie Adams 
parliamentarian, Beach High School. 
John H. Camper, assistant professor ol 
education, Savannah Stale College, was 
elected advisor. 

The ncxl meeting of the Slate Con- 
ference will be held at Paine College, 
March 1314. 

Marching Band 
Provides Latest 

The fast-stepping, thirty-five piece 
SSC Marching Band helped to make 
the 1951 gridiron season interesting, 
fascinating, and successful. Grid fans 
witnessed the latest in hand maneuvers, 
formations, and styles. The Marching 
Band olien "stole the show" with such 
performances as "Yankee Doodle," 
Clock." "Shoie," and "Horn." Jaurrlily- 
allirrd anil high-stepping majors and 
ajoreltes led the Marching Band to 

Savannah State 
Accredited By 

Al the annual meeting of ihe South- 
ern Association of Colleges and Sec- 
ondary Schools in St. Petersburg, Flori- 
da, In December, 1951, the Executive 
Committee of ihc Southern Association 
voted to grant approval to Savannah 
Slate College. 

In June, 1940, Savannah State was 
given a "B" rating by the Southern 
Association; however, the Association 
no longer grants "A" or "B" ratings. 
An institution is either "approved" or 
" 'isapprovi 

irdinator. Raker led a panel discus- 
sion on "The CoUrihution of Youth 
to World Peace." Dr. Tilley anil Jim- 
mie Colley. senior, served as coordina- 
tors of a discussion on 'The Contribu- 
tions that Student Organizations Can 
Make lo Religious Life on the College 

Dr. Tilley delivered the regular Sun 
lay morning worship hour sermon on 
March 2. On Monday, he acted i 
ordinal or of a seminar, "'Religion and 
.V'orld Peace." A seminar on "Part- 
nership in Marriage, its Contribution 
to World Peace, was coordinated by 
Mr. Baker, March 2. 

Arthur GigniLliat, director of the 
evening college, Armstrong College, 
served as coordinator of a seminar on 
'Peace and Unity Through Education." 
on March 3. Dr. Tilley led a seminar 
on "Christianity Through Education," 
at the Library, and spoke at upper- 
classmen assembly at 12:00. 

Mr. Gignilliat served as leader on a 
seminar on "New Concepls of Think- 
ing Needed for World Peace," at 1:30 
on March 4. Dr. Tilley and William 
J. Holloway, dean of men. headed a 
discussion on "Contributions of Faculty 
Sponsors to Religious Life on the Col- 
lege Campus," at the Communily House. 
March 4. 

Seminars on various other phases of 
the iheme were conducted throughout 
the observance. An added attraction 
this year was the presentation of two 
religious plays, written and directed 
by students in ihe class in Religion 
301. Old Teslamenl Literature. En- 
tilled "The Story of Esau and Jacob" 
and "Sarah anil Abraham," the plays 
were directed by Annie Grace Bussey, 
junior English major, and Lillie B. 
nior English major. 

Honorary Degree 
Is Awarded to 
President Payne 


K. Payn 



?-d an honorary degree of Doctor of 
Leiters during the Allen University 
Founders' Day convocation, Friday, 
February 29, 1952, ut Columbia, South 

Dr. Payne was awarded the degree 
"for distinguished service in ihe field 
of higher education." 

Dr. Payne was named acting presi- 
dent of Savannah Slale on September 
I. 1949, On March 1. 1950. be was 
named fifth president of SSC by 
Chancellor Harmon S. Caldwell. 

Prior to bis appointment as presi- 
dent be served as examiner and protes- 
tor of education and dean of instruction 
it Savannah Slate. Before coming lo 
Savannah Slale, Dr. Payne served as 
instructor anil principal at Alamaha 
Stale Teachers College High School; 
instructor at Alcorn ASM College; 
dean ut Alabama Slale College; and 
dean of Dunbar Junior College, which 
he organized. 

The SSC family is proud of the well- 
deserved recognition of service that has 
come to its bead. Dr. Payne's intense 
interest in the growth and develop- 
ment of students marks him as a mem- 
ber of the vanguard of service and 

Division of Trades 
Host to State 

The division of trades and industries 
served as host to the slate conference 
of the American Youth Industrial Edu- 
cation Association and ihe Annual 
Stale Trades Contest, Friday, March 
28. All high schools in Georgia of- 
fering Irades in iheir curricula were 
invited to participate in the contest, 
if they were able lo enter a team in 
any of the following Irades: automobile 
mechanics, carpentry, masonry, radio 
repairing, shoe repairing, and cosme- 

First place winners in this contest 

ill compete in the National American 

Youth Industrial Education Association 

Trade Contest, to he held May 5-6, at 

Savannah Slate College. 

Various staff members of the di- 
lion acted as judges for the state 
contest. William B. Nelson is chair- 
of the division. 

Medical Schools 
Recommend May 
Admission Test 

Candidates for admission to medical 
school in the fall of 1953 are advised 
to lake the Medical College Admission 
Test in May. it was announced today 
by Educational Testing Service, which 
prepares and administers the test for 
the Association of American Medical 
Colleges. These tests, required of ap- 
plicants by a number of leading medical 
colleges throughout the country, will be 
given Iwice during the current calendar 
year. Candidates laking the May test, 
however, will be able to furnish scores 
to institutions in early fall, when many 
medical colleges begin the selection of 
their next entering class. 

ididates may take ihe MCAT on 
Saturday. May 10, 1952, or on Monday, 
her 3, 1952, at administrations to 
he held al more than 300 local centers 
II pans of the country. The Asso- 
ciation of American Medical Colleges 
recommends thai candidales for admis- 
sion to classes starting in the fall of 
1953 take the May test. 

The MCAT consists of tesls of gen- 
eral scholastic ability, a tesl on under- 
standing of modern society, and an 
achievement lest in science. According 
to ETS, no special preparation other 
than a review of science subjects is 
necessary'. All questions are of the 
objective type. 

Application forms and a Bulletin of 
Information, which gives details ol 
registration and administration, as well 
as sample questions, are available from 
pre-medical advisers or directly from 
Educational Testing Service, Box 592, 
Princeton, N. J. Completed applications 
reach the ETS office by April 
md October 20, respectively, for 
ire May 10 and November 3 adminis- 

(Story on Paqe 4) 

Page 2 


The Tiger's Roar 

Member: Interci 
ns Association. 

School Public Rela- 

Published six times per year by the students of Savannah State College 
through the Office o( Public Relations, Savannah State College, Slate College 
Branch, Savannah, Georgia. 

Advertising Rate: One dollar per column inch. 

Hosea J. Lofton '52 

Ann R. Howard '52 
Managing Editor 


Nannette N. McGee '52— News 
Sylvia W. Harris "52 — Assistant 
Charles E. McDuniels '52 — Sports 
Clarence Loflin '52 — Art 

Rcporlorial Staff . Pauline Reid '53; Nathan Dell '54; 

Archie Robinson '55; C. Ester Freeman '53; Carolyn Manigo '52. 

Business and Circulation 

Stall Sec 

Raymond Knight '53, Manager 
. Thomas Locke '55; Harold Harden '55. 

Roberita Glover '55. 

Luetla B. Colviu 

A Scene from the Eternal Drama 

Laughter, joys, heartaches, happiness, sorrows, tears! These are 
the thing? that formulate the character of our think when we commune 
with the events of our yesteryears on the Savannah State College 
campus. These are the tilings that form the foundation of our partici- 
pation in God's wonderful creation — the eternal drama. These are 
the things thai symbolize our shrine as it is being built from day to 
day. These are the tilings that have earned places in our albums 
of prized memoirs. Let this be your choice album while the incidents 
within shall be forever prized. 




During the past three months, we have been enjoying, along with 
a number of other SSC students, what we beUeve to be "A Gold' 
Opportunity." We have been sharing what is known as the Student- 
Teacher experience. The practice of allowing prospective teachers 
act as cadets in a real classroom situation for a reasonable length of 
time is probably one of the most stimulating innovations in the 
teacher-training program. 

We certainly don't feel so keenly the value or importance of this 
experience at first. We began with some misgivings and anxiety, 
and viewed this as another bothersome requirement subsequent to 

What changed our opinion? While talking to a few experienced 
teachers we learned that the story of this activity was quite different 
a few years ago, at least so far as SSC is concerned. The story of 
its blooming development is another saga in the progressive history 
of our College. 

As told to the writer by an alumnus, one attended college for 
the customary four years. During one quarter for one class period, 
the cadet teacher spent the time observing a selected group of pupils. 
For only one day of the entire period, each student spent a day in 
compile charge of the class. There were no seminars, orientation 
periods, or field trips such as we have today. 

Needless to say, we were shocked at such a revelation and began 
to evaluate seriously the program as we know it. Here we found in 
a procedure most of us take for granted, "A Golden Opporunity. 
We have a chance to find our weaknesses before they find us and 
leave us labelled as "incompetents. " We are spared the brutal lesson 
of the "school of hard knocks" and the college of "trial and error." 

The Student-Teacher program is "A Golden Opportunity," in 
which we learn much to enrich our educational program. Durii 
this period, opportunities are presented in a real situation and in 
natural setting so that we may perform duties and exhibit skills that 
are prerequisites to success as teachers. Every day is filled with 
new and revealing experiences. There is nevr a dull nionint, for 
our lives are full and creative. So are the young minds we serve. 

The critic teachers are interested in our personal growth and 
development as well as in our professional accomplishments. They 
strive, even beyond professional duly, to provide worthwhile experi- 
ences. For this great service they deserve high commendation. 

The leaching profession is among man't greatest services to man 
and it is heartening lo know that Savaunuh State College, in step with 
leading institutions of higher learning in the nation, is providing a 
teacher-training program which is outstanding. 

Dr. Calvi L. Kiah, chairman of the department of education, and 
Miss Donella J. Graham, coordinator of student-teaching on the 
elementary school level, and their slaffs, deserve high praise for their 
efforts in the advance and progress of this important phase of teacher 

If greater opportunities are provided in the areu of education and 
tcacher-lrainiug. we believe Savannah State will he among the first 
with the finest 

The Exchange 
Editor Speaks 

The significant of special .lays 
iphasizcd in the President's Message 
in the March issue of the Southern 
University Digest. President F. G. 
Clark wrote: "Every great enterprise 
has one great day in its historical 
repetoire." He cited July 4th in the 
■Juried Slates; Charter Day at How- 
ard University; and Founder's Day al 
Southern University. President Clark 
staled: "In these as in all others, 
these special days are sacred because 
in them is symbolized the vision, bard- 
ships, sacrifices and ultimate triumphs 
which have laken the institution in 
question from a valley of dreams to a 
peak of realities." 

Lincoln Clarion carried in th 
January 11 issue an article announcing 
award for recognition of materia] 
tile we " ate mines and miners. Ou 
in general publications, which contrihut 
to better racial relations in this coun 

John Chadwick, make-up editor o 
The Virginia Statesman, publication of 
Virginia State College, Petersburg, 
"Then so he it, students, that in 
minds arc mines to be axcavated for 
the riches that are latent there. The 
quality of what we use, and how we 
use it in our mining will be great de- 
terminers of the quality of our finished 
products. No place on earth can give 
us a better foundation for the develop- 
ment of our mining techniques than 
Ibis school of mining at which we are 
now students. The gold which we may 
later yield to the world is in the ore 
which we are now learning lo refine. 
Let us, then, learn our art well, and 
apply it so well that our gold will 
glory for years to come." 

A Tiger Rambles in the 

By Curti- P. Harris 

While browsing around in the Library 

"in- afternoon, I decided that I would 

gather some hits of information that 

might be of interest to the SSC family. 

As I wandered around, 1 discovered 
thai a new set of tables had been ac- 
quired, giving us more room in which 
lo study without disturbing olhers. 
Wbil,- examining the shelves, 1 can 
across a new collection of novels th, 
should provide interesting reading for 
us. Two that struck my eye were Frank 
Verby's A Woman Called Fancy, and 
Cardinal Spellman's The Foundling. 

Miss Hawkins, College Librarian, has 
moved into her new office and is ready 
to lend assistance, as always, to those 
who have difficulty in finding materials. 
Five students have been assigned to the 
Library staff. They are: James Camp- 
bell, Ceorge Thomas, Alflcta Gaskin, 
Ha/el Collier, and Ct-lestinc Hamilton. 

-A recent survey of the use of the 
Library by students shows thai more 
of our students an- making increasing 
use of this great educational tool. 

Good Grooming 
Aids Cadet 

fly Carolyn M. Manigo 
To he one's best -ell throughout the 

-indent teaching experience is an asset 
not to he even momentarily underesti- 
mated. There is, of course, no one way 
lo be one's self. Rather, ihere or.- some 
important hiclors which, when out to 
gelhcr. give you important clues not 
only to, the making ..( a successful be 
ling in the early days of your stu- 
dent teaching, but also to your con- 

nuing success as a teacher. 

Tin- following *ugge<tions concerning 
your responsibility to yourself arc of- 
fered to aid you in getting off lo a 
good start. Your management of lime. 

d your personal appearance play Im- 
portant roles in achieving success in 
student teaching. 

A prospective cadet teacher might us. 
the following as a checklist for groom- 

Is my clothing clean and well 

Is my clothing practical for the kinds 
of activities in which I must engage 
with tlic pupils? 

Is my clothing attractively harmoni- 
ous in its color combinations? 

Is my clothing suitable lo my per- 
sonality—modish, without conspicuous- 
ly attracting attention lo itself? 

Do I wear comfortable, practical shoes 
that are regularly cleaned and polished 
and in good repair? 

Are all my accessories fresh, neat, 
and appropriate to school wear? 

Is my jewelry in such good lasle that 
does not draw undue attention to it- 

We are wishing every student suc- 
cess in Ins practice teaching. We say, 
"Go into your work with the best 
that you have in the end ihe best will 
come hack to you." 

Creative Writing 
Edition Fulfills 

The Tiger's Roar Quiz 

1. Who wrote the longest article ii 
e December issue? 

2. Who were the "Students of th 
Month" for December?" 

Who is the author of "A Tiger 
Roars Farewell ?" 

To whom is the Creative Wri 
ion of 7/ie Tiger's Roar dedicat 

Answers should be 
Thomas Locke, Cireulalio 
-I p. in. April 18. 

submitted to 

i Manager, by 

T T n t tf .„ 

What Is Our Destiny? 

The question, "What is our destiny?" has been asked over and 
over again, by people of all groups. Even though many of us never 
think of it, we must face this question in one way or another. 

If we are to survive in this atomic age, there is a role for each 
of us to play in our society. It is our responsibility to utilize our 
capabilities to their fullest extent. 

No individual thinks seriously al all times, but our present-day 
conditions require serious thought. We must remember today is hut 
a prelude to tomorrow. Therefore, it is better for us to begin now to 
prepare ourselves for the tasks which lie ahead of us. 

The Bible speaks of man's reaping what lie sows. To that, I 
should like to add that some of us sow infertile seeds, especially when 
we spend our time doing nothing. Thus, we reap nothing. There are 
too many people in the world who want nothing; they just tag along. 
Could this be true of some of us here at Savannah Stale? Often 
following discourses given by speakers, we hear remarks concerning 
our purpose at this institution. This leads me to wonder whether it 
a common thought thai abilities and talents are developed and not 
picked up by osmosis. 

An institution is only as great as its constituents. This needs no 
finnalion other than to say that men make institutions and we 
e great potentialities with us. We ourselves must face and recognize 

■ destiny. 

Ann Ruth Howard 

This is the story behind a story of 
progress. The Creative Writing Edi- 
tion of The Tiger's Roar, released last 
month, marked more than a new high 
journalistic achievement at SSC. In 
addition, this literary effort, in the 
words of its preface, "symbolized and 
crystallized an ideal which the late 
Dean Janie Lester constantly advocated 
— Ihe development of creative expres- 
sion among the students of Savannah 

During the past year, several worth- 
while contributions of a creative na- 
ture reached ihe Student Publication 
Office, but this kind of material was 
not loo well suited lo newspaper edi- 
tions. Sensing a great need of an out- 
let that could encourage and utilize 
ihe students' creative talents. Miss 
Luetla B. Colvin, advisor lo studenl 
publication, began exploring the possi- 
bility of doing a magazine edition ex- 
pressly for creative writing. However, 
this idea remained a dream until the 
advent of such a publication last month. 
Sparked by ihe sincere desire for the 
cultivation of creativity in expression 
and thinking here at SSC, and ihe 
kind encouragement of Dr. W. K. Payne 
and others, the staff produced its first 
Creative Writing Edition. 

Miss Colvin deserves high commen- 
dation for her untiring efforts and un- 
common interest in the fulfillment of 
a need and a dream envisioned by Dean 
Lester, lo whom ihe edition is dedi- 

It is hoped that ihe Creative Writing 
Edition will become an annual publi- 
cation growing in scope and i|ualily 
as SSC's student hody grows in ap- 
precialion (or self-expression. It is 
hoped that it will become "an inspir- 
ing tribute lo Dean Lester's high ideals 
and splendid example." It is a project 
born of a few minds and realized by 
the concerted efforts of many minds 
ami influences. 

We are especially appreciative to 
those aiding this endeavor and we are 
sincerely grateful for ihe kind expres- 
sions of approval lo a step in ihe stu- 
dent publication's climb to recognition 
leading college journal. 

There is nothing like leaching. 
If you like doing good deeds. 
Everyday you can feel certain 
That you have given lo one in need. 



Tigers Win Two 
Straight From 
SC State 

By Archie M. Robi 
Willi a record of four sli 
tinging over llicir head 
igers ended their losing 5! 
a ling Coach Victor K 
arolina State basketeers I 

ighl 1( 
the SSC 

:ak by dc- 


Ffonl cow, left to right: Mildred Graham, Aud 
Williams, Morlha Howls, Dorothy Baldwin, Cloro Bry 
Nela Belle Stole/, Edith Hoy, Dorii Thorpe, Mary Fo 

Basketball Scoreboard, 1952 



December f, 

December 7 
December 8 
December 14 
December 15 




1 her 20 


















SSC 37 

SSC 42 
SSC 30 
SSC 45 
SSC 23 
SSC 31 
SSC 47 
SSC 29 
SSC 52 
SSC 32 
SSC 40 
SSC 31 
SSC 40 
SSC 37 
SSC 26 


SSC 62 
SSC 44 
SSC 37 
SSC 56 
SSC 48 
SSC 51 
SSC 55 
SSC 63 
SSC 36 
SSC 61 
SSC 50 
SSC 49 
SSC 74 
SSC 56 
SSC 52 
SSC 47 
SSC 38 
SSC 53 
SSC 56 
SSC 58 
SSC 43 
SSC 91 
SSC 78 
SSC 92 
SSC 76 
SSC 57 
SSC 61 
SSC 74 
SSC 71 
SSC 69 
SSC 59 

Allen 43 

Benedict 35 

Benedict 22 

K.,,.,1,,1 i3 

Allen 35 

\n, r, v: 

Fla. N. & I. 34 

Betln Cookman 27 

Albany 34 

Fin. A. & M. 36 

Fla. A. & M. 34 

Fla. N. & I. 29 

Claflin 35 

Morris 25 

Claflin 38 

Tuskegee 51 

Clark 68 

Morris-Brown 56 

Clark 66 

Clark 55 

So. Carolina Stale 33 

So. Carolina State 48 

Tuskegee 62 

Morris-Brown 47 

Allen 53 

K.-lli-'ll, I '.7 

Benedict 41 
icdict 62 



Allen 48 
Fla. N. & L. 45 
Bcthune- Cookman 53 

Paine 46 

Albany 47 

Fla. A. & M. 76 

Fla. A. & M. 66 

Fla. N. & I. 36 

Claflin 50 

Morris 41 

Fort Valley 43 

Claflin 53 

So. Carolina Stale 57 


Fori Valley 75 
Albany 46 

State Divides 
With Allen 

By Charles McDaniels 

The SSC Tigers split a double-head- 
er with the Allen University Yellow 
Jackets, January 18. The Yellow Jackets 
look the first half, with a score of 
43-37. Tile Tigers took the niglit-cap, 

The girls' game was "till Allen" un- 
til the last quarter, when Marlha 
Hawls, high-scoring ace for the Tiger- 
ellcs, went to work dropping buckets 
from the noor. Allen won the scor- 
ing honors, with L. Dinkins tossing in 
13 points. For the losers, Martha 
Hawls dropped in 18, while Nela Sta- 
Icy came up with 7. 

Slate's cagers were paced by Robert 
"Nancy Hanks" Slocum. The game 
was a nip and luck battle until the 
fourth, when Slate came into her own, 
cracking the Yellow Jacket's zone de- 

Then Slocum broke loose, and scored 
two Blraighl buckets, giving State a 
four-pninl lead. Allen never recovered 
from thai blow, os the game moved 
ahead for the Tigers. Allen came 
within two points of tying llie score, 
"Red" Shepard 


Footnote 1, in Jean Miller's article in 
the Creative Writing Edition should 
read: Benjamin Franklin, "Autobiogra- 
phy," in Warnoek. The World in Litera- 
ture, Vol. 11. p. 256. 

Annie Grace Bussey wrote the Pre- 
face to the Creative Writing Edition. 
Her name was inadvertently omitted. 





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the Tiger's steady puce going. 

Scoring honors for the winners went 
to Slocum, with 19 points. "Red" 
Shepard was second with 12 points. 
Williams led the losers wilh 22 points, 
while Weston, with 14 points, pulled 
up second. 

Tiger Thinclads 
Place Second In 
Florida Meet 

SSC trackmen finished second in the 
annual Florida A. and M. College re- 
lays, March 22, with a score of 21 
points. The Florida squad won the 
relays with a 60-point score. 

Frank Prince won the mile run and 
the 880-yard run. -The Rocket" took 
the mile in 4:31.3%, and the 880-yard 
run in 2.3. 

C. P. Harris and Joseph Turner won 
their heats in the 440-yard run, with 
Turner finishing second in the finals 
to Florida's Floyd. 

The mile relay squad, composed of 
Turner, Harris, Kharn Collier, and 
Prince turned in a record mark ol 
3.29, setting aside the mark of 3:33.5 
turned in by Florida A. and M. last 

Harris placed second in the javelin 
throw with a distance of 142' 4". 
Clarence Pogue finished third in the 
broad jump. 

Xavier placed third in the meet with 
19 points: Tuskegee, 17; Bethune-Cook- 
man. 12; Ft. Benning, 11; and Alabama 
Stale, 4. 

Mrs. Sims: "I hear your son is on 

Douglas" football team. 
What position does be play?" 
Mrs. Kirby: "1 think be is the draw- 

first of the games, played Decembei 
20, in Willcox Gymnasium, wher 
Charles McDaniels dropped in thrci 
field goals. That was the sparg iha' 
lit Ihe fire. From that point on, tin 
Tigers continued to lengthen their lead 
Al the end of the first quarter, tin 
Tigers held a nine point lead. 

The score at half time and al tin 
end ol the third quarter was 30-20, ir 
favor of the Tigers. In the final quar 
ter. the Tigers stretched their leac 
to 14 points, but due lo the share 
shooting of John McClain, the SC Bull 
dog-' lanky, 6-foot center, the lead 
was narrowed down to 13 points. Final 
score, 51-38. 

The second game, played in the Al- 
fred E. Beach High School Gymnasium, 
concluded the two-game winnings for 

Joseph Turner, SSC captain, started 
the ball rolling by dropping in a basket 
from the free throw line within the 
first Iwo minutes of the game. 

Throughout the first quarter, it was 
a battle, wilh the lead changing hands 
five times. In the last minute ol the 
first quarter, Mucco Taylor, SSC guard, 
dropped in one to put the Tigers out 
front, 15-14. 

Moving steadily ahead, the Tigers 
lengthened their lead to 11 points at 
half time. The third quarter ended 
with a score of 44-31, with SSC out 

In the fourth quarter, the Bulldogs 
proved that their growl could be just 
as loud as that of a Tiger, and began 
to bite at the Tiger's lead. John Mc- 
Clain racked up II points to narrow 
SSC's lead to 7 points before the clock 
ran out. 

High-point man for the Bulldogs was 
John McClaian with 14 points in the 
first game. Thomas Shute poured in 
13 in the second game. 

For the Tigers. Charles McDaniels 
came out on top in both games, with 
a total of 25 for both. C. P. Harris 
came second in the first game, while 
Macco Taylor was runner-up in the 

Clyde: "Dearest, I : 
Pat Meeks: "Have yc 

111st marry you. 
1 seen Father aud 

Clyde: "Often, darling, but I love 
just the same." 

Ten Cagers End 
Varsity Career 

With the close of the 1951-52 bas- 
ketball season, ten players hung up 
their uniforms for the last time in their 
varsity careers. Graduation will write 
finish to the varsity careers of the fol- 
lowing seniors: 

Maceo Taylor. II, Center, Chicago. 

Charles McDaniels, Forward, Chicago. 

Curtis P. Harris, Guard, Columbus. 

Joseph Turner, Guard, New Orleans. 

Alvin Paige. Guard, Jacksonville. 

Philip G. Wills, Guard, New Orleans. 

Margie Mercer, Guard, Collins. 

Bessie Williams, Guard, Marietta. 

Annie Ruth Howard, Forward, Ocilla. 

Robert "Nancy Hanks" Slocum, al- 
though kept oul of full season play be- 
cause of an appendectomy, is also to 
be congratulated for his most efficient 
basketball performance. Slocum, All- 
American grid star, participated in bas- 
ketball (or the first time during bis 
college career, this season. 

Ihe above seniors have fought val- 
iantly for Ihe orange and blue. It is 
hoped that their cage performances will 
be inspirations for teams to come. 

Basketball In Review 

In their trek toward the capture of 
the SEAC championship crown, the 
Tigers and Tigereltes had to encounter 
many formidable cage foes before the 
final victory. 

The keen competition that enhanced 
their achievements may be gleaned 
from ihe Scoreboard on this page. A 
brief review of Several thrilling games 

The SSC Tigers downed the Allen 
University quintet, 52-48. January 24. 
The Tigereltes fell to the Allen five 
lo the tune of 52-31. In trying to stem 
the Allen tide, Martha Rawls and 
Eleanor Wright dropped in 18 points, 
while Louise Rawls and Dorothy Al- 
fred poured in 22 and 11 points, re- 
spectively, for the winners. 

Al Jackson's 14 points and C. P. 
Harris' 12 stood out for the SSC boys 
in their defeat of Allen. Kenneth 
Jackson's 26 points and Robert Hud- 
nell's 10 points paced the losers. 

The Tigers' 47-45 victory over the 
Florida Normal cagers came after a 
Florida player missed two foul shots 
after the regulation lime bad expired. 
The Florida Normal girls lost to the 
Tigereltes in the opener, 47-34, 

P. Harris led the Tigers to vic- 
tory by bucketing 10 points during the 
cage clash with Paine, January' 28. 
Robert "Nancy Hanks" Slocum, Maceo 
Taylor, and Laurence Shepard were 
not far behind with 7 points each. 

J. Roundtree led the losers with 12 
points. Final score was 53-46, in favor 
ic lads from the College by the sea. 


Front row, left 

to right: Ebbic Brni 

e, Cheste 

Jaekion, Homy 

Proyle. Bobbin Brown 

Third ro 

Paige. Theodo 

e A. Wright, Sr., ll 


Conyers, Lawrence Shepard, Earl Brown. Second rowi Choi 
fi Maceo Taylor, Curtis Harris, Philip Willi, Robert Sll 

les McDaniels, Alfred 
Joseph Turner, Alvin 

Page 4 




The honorary' degree of Doclor of 1 Letters was conferred upon President 
W. K. Payne by Allen University at the University's Founder's Day convoca- 
tion, February 29, at Columbia. South Carolina. Dr. Payne was awarded the 
degree "for distinguished service in the field of higher education." 


Thirty-five persons earned averages of 2.50 or higher during the fall 
uuarter. Twenly-one of these were Savannahians. Of the total, sis earned 
3.00 or straight "A" averages. They arc: 

Savunnah Stale has been voted 
to official member -hip of the Nuli> 
Collegiate Athletic Association, 
cording to information received by the 
school. Election to active membership 
makes SSC athletic learns eligible to 
participate in all 1952 NCAA meets 
and tournaments. 



Dr. Rulh Brelt. dean of students at 
Fisk University, served as consultant at 
the two-day conference on "Guidance 
Program- in Higher Education," spon- 
sored by the Personnel Department. 
February 15-16. 


The Johnson C. Smith University 
Choir, Charlotte, North Carolina, 
under the direction of Professor C. W. 
Kemp, appeared in concert here, Sun- 
day, February 24. 


J. B. Clemmons, acting chairman of 
the department of mathematics, has 
been named director of dramatics. Mr. 
Clemmons has several plays in rehearsal, 
one of which is to be presented soon. 
In addition, be has compiled a manual 
for amateur players, entitled "Sugges- 
tions for the Amateur Actor." 


The New York chapter of the Alumni 
Association is sponsoring a Queen con- 
test. Contestants will come from the 
sophomore, junior, and senior classes. 
The winner will get a trip to New 
York, with all the trimmings. 

Alfreta Adam: 
days at 9:45 a. 
with commentai 

i be heard on Sun- 
,ver station WDAR 
on Negroes in the 

SSC ALLOTTED $458,000 
The University Hoard of Regents 
1952-53 budgetary appropriation allot- 
ted S458.000 to Savannah State Col- 
lege, an increase of $48,000 over last 

Professor Robert Charles Long, Sr., 
tenor, was presented in recital January 
23 in Meldrim Auditorium. Mr. Long, 
chairman of the department of busi- 
ness, is a native of Norfolk. Va. Fol- 
lowing the recital, a reception was held 
at the Community House. 

E. A. Lowe, director of the division 
of general extension of the University 
System of Georgia and first president of 
Armstrong College of Savannah, was 
main speaker at the student govern- 
ment clinic held January 29-30. 

Nursery School Set 

Up At Mary Baldwin 

STAUNTON, Ya. (IP).— A nursery 
school to serve as a laboratory' 'or 'he 
department* of education and phy- 
chology will he established at Mary 
llaldwin College beginning next Oc- 
tober. Students will observe methods 
of nursery school education under the 
direction of trained supervisors. 

The school is the first step in the 
development of a new deportment which 
will emphasize preparation for the 
duties of the home and which will 
incorporate courses already given at the 
college as well as additional ones. 

Funds lor nursery school equipment 
ami remodeling for this purpose prop- 
erly already owned by the college have 
been given by an alumna. A recent 
survey of alumnae indicated a majority 
in favor of more curricular offerings 
us a background for homemaking. 

"It's the little things in life that tell," 
said Dore as she dragged her kid 
brother from under the sofa. 

Dramatics Club 
To Present 

The Dramatic Club has been revived, 
under the direction of J. 11. Clcmnions, 
chairman of the department of mathe- 
matics, and will present "Here We Go 
Again," a comedy in three acts some- 
time in April. 

The characters are: Pigeon Parker, a 
;irl with ideas, Pheobe Robinson; Mrs. 
Parker, her mother. Beverly Rrown; 
Mr. Parker, her father, Johnny Carter; 
Lois Parker, an older sister, IJetlye 
Snype; Janie Parker, a younger siser, 
Lois Reeves; Midge Martin, Pigeon's 
bosom friend. Jean Miller; Wilbur Jin- 
kins, who is sweet on Pigeon, Earl 
Brown; Lee Summers, who scraps with 
Lois, Merrick Collier; Elaine Jordou. 
Lois's roommulc at college, Nell Wash- 
ngton; Bliff Jordan, a college man, 
\harn Collier; Lottie Stimson, a rugged 
Individual. Blanche Brisbane; Virginia 
Andrews, a librarian. Mary A. Robert- 
-on; Abbie Motherwell, a gossipy neigh- 
bor. Bernice Sbeftall; Cassie Jennings, 
Wilbur's mother, also gossipy, Rose M. 

A comedy by Roland Fernand, "Here 

■Ve Go Again" will be presented at 
■arious high schools in Georgia during 
be Spring i|uarter. 

William D. Woods 
Returns to SSC 

Former Army Sergeant William I). 
Woods, Jr.. remarks that the pleasant 
reception accorded him by the SSC 
family upon hi- return to hi- alma mater 
is heartwarming. He adds that such 
"^ atmosphere is encouraging and in- 
spiring to him 

The elder -on of the Reverend and 
Mrs. W. D. Woods, Sr., of Midway, 
Georgia. Woods has won the respect anil 
friendship of his colleagues. Before his 
leave of absence to serve in the armed 
forces. Woods maintained a B average. 
Modestly, he admits that he shall en- 
deavor to keep his high scholarship 

Before entering Savannah State, 
\Vuod.- attended Lincoln University, in 
Pennsylvania. He did his high school 
work at Cilh>pie-Selden Institute, of 
Cordete, Georgia. 

\\ bile in the armed forces, Woods 
worked in personnel services. The 
talented Stater completed two months 
of advanced administration study at 
Fort Lee, Virginia. He spent the larger 
portion of bis service in the army at 
Fort Leonard Wood. Missouri, 

Having been interrupted twice in bis 
school career to enter the army 11948, 
1950). the scholarly business major 
states that be hopes to finish his col- 
lege work by June, 1953. 

A member of the Alpha Phil Alpha 
fraternity and the College Choir, Wil- 
liam D. Woods possesses an engaging 
personally and shows evidence of 
achieving the goals which he has set 
for himself. 

Erskine Hawkins 
and Band 

Get Your Tickets Now 
College Inn 

Featuring Vocalist 
Jimmie Mitchell 

Willcox Gymnasium 

Matinee-5:30 - 7:30 P.M. Admi.iion . . . 175 
Door J.90 

SSC Sponsors 
Press Institute 

The Tiger's Roar staff and the Office 
of Public Relations are sponsoring the 
Interscholaslic Press Institute, April 
3 4. In 1951, the Department of Lan- 
guages and Literature and the staff 
sponsored the English Workshop in 
Journalism. The primary purpose of this 
Workshop was to provide concentrated 
practical experience in journalism lor 
members of the -tudent publication 

This year, in an effort to extend the 
services of such a program, The Tiger's 
Roar staff and the Office of Public 
Relation- inaugurate the first in a series 
of annual Press Institutes for the Negro 
high schools of Georgia, It is fel> thai 
such a projecl will help the stalls of 
Georgia high school newspapers help 
themselves to a larger store of knowl- 
edge about the important medium of 
communication that is journalism. Co- 
operative exchange of ideas, helpful 
guidance from experts in the fields of 
newswriting and publishing, and the 
practical uorking out of mutual prob- 
lems in the area of student publications 
are lite main features of the Institute. 

The Institute is not limited to those 
■tudents who desire to pursue journal- 
ism as a vocation, or to those who are 
interested in the school paper as an 
extra-class activity; it has uh a co-ordi- 
nate aim the development of intelligent 
consumers of this medium of mas* com- 
munication. 1 1 is important lhat citi- 
zens he able to read critically and 
thoughtfully so that this means of com- 
munication may always he a torch of 
freedom, of accuracy, and of integrity. 

Outstanding journalists, editors, pub- 
lisher-, engravers, and advertising men 
are expected to be on hand to act as 
consultants lo the Institute. 

26 Cadet Teachers 
Engage Practice 
Work for Winter 

Twenty-six students engaged in prac- 
tice teaching during the winter i|uar- 
ter. Those teaching in the elementary 
education field were Thelrna Hill. 
Powell Laboratory School ; Susie Rob- 
inson, Powell; Relbe Holmes Straiten. 
Powell; Ruby Ridley, Powell; Mattie 
Jackson, Paulsen; Carolyn M. Manigo. 
West Broad; Christine Wright, Haven 
Home; Janie Clark. West Broad; Haltie 
Thompson, Paulsen; Virginia Baker, 
Paulsen; Carrie Mohley, West Broad; 
and Ruby A. Jackson. West Broad. 

Fourteen did practice teaching on 
the secondary' level. They are Ruby 
Cbilders Black, business, Alfred E. 
Beach ; Thomas Daniels, physical edu- 
cation. Beach; Lois Dotson, social 
science, Beach; Sylvia Harris, English, 
Beach; Eddie Lindsey, English. Beach; 
Hosea Lofton, English. Beach; Ben- 
jamin (.-uattlebauni social science, 
Beach; Thomas Vann, physical educa- 
tion. Beach; Tharon Spencer, social 
science, Cuyler Junior High; Elbert 
Clark, social science. Haven Home; 
Theodore Holmes, physical education. 
Haven Home; Agnes Harrington, social 
science. Woodville; Jolene Bel in, Eng- 
lish, Woodville; and Wesby Clover, 
mathematics, Cuyler. 

See the Hawk 

The Booster's Club of Savannah Stale 
College is presenting for your enter- 
tainment a hot first-class "Jam Session" 
Matinee featuring Erskine "Gabriel" 
Hawkins and bis all-star recording or- 
chestra Monday afternoon. April 21, 
1952, 5:30-7:30 in Willcox Gymnasium. 
The entire aggregation featuring vocal- 
i-t Jimmie Mitchell, and others promises 
lo give you a first-class show, jam- 
packed with the latest numbers and 

As you know Erskine Hawkins 
began bis musical career at Alob 
State College. He sky-rocketed to f 
with the ever popular "Tuxedo Jui 
lion." "In the Mood," and other 

Currently be is in demand by 
of the leading colleges and universi- 
ties over the country. 

The proceeds of this "jam session" 
will go to the College Athletic Scholar- 
ship Fund. Please do your part in 
supporting this feature as you won't 
be disappointed. Advance sale tickets 
75c; door 90c. Tickets on sale at Col- 
lege Inn. 

Polio Pledge 

If Polio Comes to My 


Let my children continue to play 
and be with their usual companions. 
They have already been exposed to 
whatever polio virus may be in that 
group, and ihey may have developed 
immunity < protection I against it. 

rub hands he- 

into the body 

never use any 
cloths or dirty 
and tableware. 

Teach my children in 
lore putting food in thi 
virus may In- carried 
ihrough the mouth. 

Ste that my child rei 
body ehe's towels, was 
drinking glasses, dishe 
Polio virus coul 1 he carried from these 
tilings to oilier people. 

Follow my doctor's advice about nose 
and throat operations, inoculations, or 
teeth extractions during tin' polio sea* 

Be ever watchful lor sign* of polio: 
headache, fever, sore ihroal. upset 
stomach, tenderness and stiffness of the 
neck and back. 

Call my doctor at once, and in the 
meantime, put to bed and away from 
others, any member of my family show- 
ing such symptoms. 

Allow 'uy children to mingle with 
t rangers, e pec ally in crowds, or go 
into homes outside their own circle. 
There are three different viruses that 
cause pol!o. My children's group may 
be immune lo one of those. Strangers 
may carry another polio virus lo which 
they are not immune. 

Let my children become fatigued or 
chilled. Overtired or chilled bodies are 
less able lo fight off polio. 

Take my children away from our 
community without good cause. Polio 
lime is the time lo stay at home and 
keep with everyday companions. 

Have confidence in my doclor. know- 
ing the earlier the care, the belter my 
child's chances for complete recovery. 
I know that my < bib! has a better than 
even chance to recover without paralysis. 

Call my local chapter of the National 
foundation for Infantile Paralysis im- 
mediately for information or help. The 
telephone book or my healih depart- 
ment will lell me how to reach the 

Remember that whatever financial 
help my family needs for polio care 
will he given through the chapter. This 
is made possible by the gifts of the 
American people to the March of Dimes 
each January. 

Dr. Derricote 
Speaker Men's 

The fifth annual Men's Festival was 
held at Savannah State. March 29-31. 
The festival featured athletic events, 
movies, the annual banquet, a dance, 
church services, ami a vesper progTam. 

The athletic carnival was held Satur- 
day, March 29, and featured softball, 
basketball, track, and field events. 
Teams were entered by the faculty, the 
and industry, and 

Johnny: 'Gosh, I need five bucks 
I don't know where to get it." 

Bobby: "I'm glad of that. I 
afraid you might gel il from me." 

division of trades 

the freshman, sophomore, junior, ami 

senior classes. 

Dr. W'oodrow L. Derricote, lecturer, 
-cholar, and teacher, was the banquet 
speaker, Saturday, March 29. at 6:33 
p. m„ in Adams Hall. Dr. Derricote, 
profe-sor of education at Florida A. 
and M. College. Tallahassee, nUo ad- 
dres-rii the student body and the pub- 
lie at the regular vesper services, Sun- 
day, March 30. 

James Neal. senior business major. 
was general chairman oi the Festival, 
loscph Turner, senior physical educa- 
ion major, was director of athletics. 
The faculty advisory committee was 
composed of E. A. Bertrand. business 
manager. Franklin Carr, oasis I a tit pro- 
lessor oi business, William J. Hollowav, 
Jean of men. Theodore Wright, director 
of athletics, and John Martin, foolbnll 
coach and member of the department 
if health and physical education. 

There Is Nothing Like 

By Christine Cheryl Wright 
There is nothing more -amusing 
Than to watch dear children grow. 
There is nothing so encouraging, 
And you want to leach them more. 
There is nothing in the world like 


There is nothing quite 
You keep foiling all the 

o tedic 

You can still find time to say, 
"There is nothing in the world like 

True, there is nothing quite like 

It may be the job for you. 
For you'll get more satisfaction, 
Than from any work you do. 
'Cause — there's nothing in ihe woi 
like leaching. 

"No. who?" 
-Adam. He furni 
for ihe loud speaker. 

bed spare parts 

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• ^ OUR fnilFftl 


VOL. V, No. 5 



AUGUST, 1952 

South Carolina State Prexy To Deliver 
68th Commencement Address 

i-Benner Creswill Turner, Presi- 
dent of South Carolina State Col 
lege, Orangeburg, will deliver the 
08th Commencement address at Sa- 
vannah State College. The G8th 
Commencement Exercises will get 
underway at 4:00 p. m., Wednes- 
day, August 13, in Meldrim Audi- 

Dr. W. K. Payne, President of 
Savannah State will present the 
<:nr.-k~-- Th ". Payne will also award 
the degrees and present prizes and 
awards to outstanding seniors. 
Rev. AJ. Hargrett, Savannah State 
College Minister, will deliver the 
Invocation and Benediction; The 
Savannah State choir, under the di- 
rection of Professor L. Allen Pyke, 
will render three selections: 
"Praise Ye The Lord," by Tchai- 
kowsky; "You'll Never Walk 
Alone," arranged by Tom Scott; 
and "Set Down Servant," by B, 
Shaw. John W. McGlockton of Sa- 
vannah, newly elected President of 
the Savannah State Alumni Asso- 
ciation, will induct the graduates 
into the SSC Alumni Association. 
Native of Georgia 
President Turner, a native of Co- 
lumbus, Georgia, attended the ele- 
mentary schools in that city. Dur- 
ing the period 1919-1923, he at- 
tended Phillips Andover Academy, 
Andover, Mass., where he received 
the Henry Van Duzen scholarship 
award to the member of the ju- 
nior class preparing to enter Har- 
vard University for having the 
highest average in his class. He 
graduated from Andover in June, 
1923, magna cum laude. 

He entered Harvard University's 
College of Liberal Arts and Sci- 
ences in 1933 and received the B. A. 
Degree from that institution in 
June, 1927. In September, 1927, 
he entered the Harvard University 
Law School, from which he re- 
ceived the LL.B. degree in 1930. 

From June 1930 to June, 1932, 
President Turner was engaged in 
the practice of law in Philadelphia, 
Penn., in the law offices of Ray- 

mond Pace Alexander. He resided 
in Columbus, Georgia, and engaged 
in the real estate business from 
July, 1932 until January, 1943. Dur- 
ing this period he served as Presi- 
dent of the Social-Civic Club of 
Columbus from 1934-1942. 

On January 1, 1943, he began 
service as Professor of Law in the 
Law School in the North Carolina 
College in Durham, North Carolina, 
serving in that capacity until Au- 
gust, 1947, at which time he ac- 
cepted an appointment as Dean of 
the Law School of South Carolina 
State A. & M. College, Orangeburg, 
South Carolina. 

He became a member of the 
Bar of the State of South Carolina 
on May 8, 1948, and was appointed 
President of S. C. State on August 
1, 1950. 


He has been a member of the 
Editorial Board of the National 
3ar Journal since June, 1945. He 
ierved as President of Delta Zeta 
Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi 
Alpha Fraternity during the year 

< Rev, Samuel Gandy 
to Deliver 68th 
Baccalaureate Sermon 

Rev. Samuel Lucius Gandy, Di- 
rector of Religious Activities at 
Virginia State College, Ettrick, 
Virginia, will deliver the 68th Bac- 
calaureate sermon at Savannah 
State College. The Baccalaureate 
services will be held in Meldrim 
Auditorium, Sunday, August 10, at 
4:00 p. m. 

Reverend Gandy will be intro- 
duced by Dr. W. K. Payne, Presi- 
dent of Savannah State. Invocation 
and Benediction will be given by 
Rev. A. J. Hargrett, Savannah 
State College Minister. The Savan- 
nah State College choir, under the 
direction of Professor L. Allen 
Pyke, will sing, "Build Thee More 
Stately Mansions," by Oliver 
Holmes; "Gloria Patri," by Pales- 
trina; and "Ride the Chariot," by 

A native of South Carolina, Rev- 
erend Gandy was educated in the 
public schools of Greenville, South 
Carolina and received his bachelor 
of arts degree from the State Col- 
lege in Orangeburg, South Caro- 
lina. He continued his studies 
upon graduation in 1935 at Howard 
University where in 1938 he was 
awarded the degree of bachelor of 
divinity. He is presently a candi- 
date for the doctor of philosophy 
degree at the University of Chi- 

, Has Had Wide Experience 

A man of wide and varied ex- 
perience, Reverend Gandy was 
president of the Y.M.C.A. at South 

Calendar of Summer 



Events Announced by 

According to an announcement 
from the office of Dr. William K. 
Payne, President of Savannah 
State, the following events will 
take place during the 68th Com- 
mencement observance: 

Wednesday, August 6 
i a.m. Senior Chapel Exercises 
Meldrim Auditorium. 
8:00 p.m. Senior Class Night Ex- 
crsices — Meldrim Audi- 
Sunday, August 10 
4:00 p.m. Baccalaureate Exercises 
— Meldrim Auditorium. 
Sermon by Samuel L. 
(Continued on Page 8) 

Summer Study Calls 
Faculty and Staff 
at Savannah State 

According to an announcement 
from Dr. W. K. Payne, president of 
Savannah State College, 16 faculty 
and staff members are doing fur- 
ther study in their respective fields 
this summer at some of the coun- 
try's leading universities. 

Those studying are: J. Randolph 
Fisher, associate professor of lan- 
guages and literature; Mrs. Elea- 
nor B. Williams, switchboard ope- 
rator; and Joseph H. Wortham, as- 
sistant professor of biology, all at 
Ohio State University. 

Robert C. Long, Sr., acting chair- 
man, department of business; 
Franklin Carr, assistant professor 
of business administration; Nelson 
R. Freeman, Veterans' secretary 
and manager of the college book- 
store; Wilton C. Scott, director of 
public relations; Mrs. Eugenia 
Scott, secretary to the president; 
and Robert Haygood, assistant 
technician in shoe repair, all study- 
ing at New York University. 

Hilliary R. Hatchett, acting 
chairman, department of Fine 
Arts, Julliard School of Music, 
New York City; Mrs. Ruth S. Dob- 
son, critic teacher, Powell Labora- 
tory School; Mrs. Eldora D. Marks, 
Critic teacher, Powell Laboratory 
school; Timothy C. Meyers, 
acting dean of faculty; and Miss 
Loreese E. Davis, counsellor for 
women and head resident, Camilla 
Hubert Hall, all studying at Co- 
lumbia University, New York City. 

Frank D. Thorpe, assistant pro- 
fessor of industrial education, Iowa 
State College; and Mrs. Ella Webb 
Fisher, Temple University, Phila- 
delphia, Pa. 

Miss Camilla Williams, 
Soprano, To Be 
Presented In Concert 


Carolina State College during his 
undergraduate days, and served as 
co-chairman of the regional Kings 
Mountain Conference in 1944-45. 
He was one of the founders of the 
Student Volunteer Movement in 
South Carolina and worked ac- 
tively in different intercollegiate 
and interracial organizations in the 
Southeastern region. 

Reverend Gandy interned during 
his matriculation at Howard Unv 
versity at Plymouth Congrega- 
tional Church. In 1938 he spent 
the summer at Catholic University 
in research for a later publication 
by Dr. W. D. Weatherford entitled 
"Attitudes of the Catholic Church 
Toward Negroes Prior to the Civil 

From 1938 to 1941 he served as 
Assistant Dean of Men and Assist- 
University Minister at Fisk 
University, Nashville, Tennessee. 
From 1941 to 1944 he was Director 
of Education and Associate Minis- 
ter of the Church of the Good Shep- 
herd, Chicago. In 1944 he became 

(Continued on Page 8) 

Herman Wilson 
Leaves for Army 

By J. A. Aldridge 

Herman J. Wilson, '50, who 
turned to his Alma Mater for study, 
this summer had to cut short his 
study to report to the armed serv- 

Mr. Wilson was inducted into the 
services on Tuesday, July 22, 1952, 
at Atlanta, Georgia and reported to 
Fort Jackson, S. C, for training. 
He has taken the officer's candi- 
date test and is now awaiting its 

The Biology major was an out- 
standing student in his major field 
and served as student laboratory 
assistant to Dr. B. T. Griffith, 
head of the Biology department. 

Hailing from Baconton, Georgia, 
Wilson has been head of the nat- 
ural science department, Rock Dale 

Miss Camilla Williams, leading 
soprano of the New York City 
Opera for five years, a concert 
singer who has captivated two con- 
tinents from Venezuela to northern 
Alaska, a soloist with orchestra 
whose "beautiful singing" has 
been publicly praised by Stokowski, 
will be presented in Concert at Sa- 
vannah State College. 

Miss Williams will appear in 
Meldrim Auditorium, Friday, Au- 
gust 8 at 8:30 p. m. in the second 
Lyceum feature of the summer. 
Todd Duncan, internationally fam- 
ous baritone, was the first Lyceum 
attraction, appearing on June 30. 

Bom in Danville, Virginia, Ca- 
milla Willams was graduated from 
Virginia State College. Granted a 
scholarship by the Alumni Asso- 
ciation she came to Philadelphia to 
study under Mme. Marian Szekely- 
Freschl. Within less than a year 
she won the annual Marian Ander- 
son Award.' In 1944 she again 
emerged as a winner. Soon after 
she won further recognition as the 
winner of the Philadelphia Orches- 
tra Youth Concert Auditions. 

The New Year 1946 brought the 
young soprano, who by that time 
had begun to fill a limited number 
of concert engagements, an audi- 
tion with Laszlo Halasz, Music Di- 
rector of the New York City Opera 
Company, who offered the gifted 
girl her great opportunity — the 
role of Butterfly. 

Tradition was broken and news 
made the night of May 15, 1946, 
when kimono-clad Camillia Wil- 
liams fluttered out and created a 
new Cio-Cio-San. In the audience 
the most famous Butterfly of her 
time, Geraldine Farrar, who led the 
capacity house in the applause, 
stated: "She already is one of the 
great Butterflys of our day." She 
soon became "the most talked of 
postwar Cio-Cio-San," reported 

Since then the soprano has ap- 
peared regularly with the New 
York City Opera, both at home and 
on tour. She soon added other 
roles to her repertoire, Nedda in 
"Pagliacci", "La Boheme," and the 
title role of "Aida." 

Opera triumphs behind her, Ca- 
milla Williams started on her first 
concert tour of more than forty en- 
gagements, including a coveted ap- 
(Continued on Page 8) 

High School, Camilla, Georgia, for 

the past two years. 


Page 2 


August, 1952 

Members of Secondary Workshop Work on A Group Project 

Secondary Workshop Furnishes In-Service 
Teachers Practical Experiences 


The Secondary Workshop of Sa- 
vannah State College was among 
the most interesting groups 
summer school during the first i 
sion. All members engaged 
teaching tackled varied problems 
in the different communities in 
which they teach. 

As an individual project each 
teacher has chosen a major prob- 
lem in his school and is making a 
study of it to present as a proposal 
to help correct the conditions. 

The surveys, discussions, confer- 
ences, and tactful guidance of 
teachers have made this a prac- 
tical accomplishment. 

The weekly field trips have given 
much information in the area of 

the Instructors Mr. 0. L. Doug- 
principal of Alfred E. Beach 
High School, Savannah, Georgia 
and Mr. C. W. DuVaul, principal of 
Spencer High School, Columbus, 
Georgia guided us into an atmos- 
phere of interest. 

Students enrolled In the course 
came from schools throughout the 
state. They were. Mr. J. B. Ever- 
ett, principal of Woods Chapel 
School, Lownde3, County; Mr. J. A. 
Aldridge, Tenth Street School, 
West Point, Georgia; Mr. Gabriel 
Rembert, Ebenezer School, Holly 
Hill, South Carolina; Mr. John 
Blackshear^ Eatonton Colored High 
School, Eatonton, Georgia; Mr. 
Boston Williams, Evans County 
Training School, Claxton, Georgia; 
Mr. Milton Merrltt, Bainbridge, 
Georgia; Mr. Richard Wilson, 
Waverly Elementary School, Wav- 
erly, Georgia; Mr. L. M. Wiley, 
Brooklet Junior High School, 
Brooklet, Georgia; Mr. H. J. Wil- 
son, Rock Dale High School, Ca- 
milla, Georgia; Mrs. Joyce Wiley, 
William James High School, 
Statesboro, Georgia; Miss Mildred 
Boyd, Waker High School, Ludo- 
wici, Georgia; Mrs. Thelma Wal- 
ker, Woodville School, Savannah, 
Georgia; Mrs. Leona Demons, 
Royal Junior High School, San- 
dersville, Georgia; Miss Sarah E. 
Butler, T. J. Elder High School. 
Sandersville, Georgia; Mrs. E. C. 
Bryant, Main High School, Rome, 
Georgia; Miss Mary Jane Heard, 
Candler County Training School, 
Metter, Georgia; Mrs. Ruth Mc- 
Bride, Tift County High School, 
Tlfton, Georgia; Miss Annie Brooks 
Jenkins, Ebenezer Junior High 
School, Chipley, Georgia; Miss 
Juanita Howard, Macon, Georgia; 
Mrs. R. G. Zealy, Lucy Laney High 
School, Augusta, Georgia. 

The secondary workshop was or- 

ganized into committees at the be- 
ginning of the session and began 
the course outlined immediately. 

The committees were as follows: 

Audio Visual Aids — Miss Sara 
E. Butler, and Mr. J. B. Everett. 

Publicity— Mrs. Ruth McBride, 
and Miss, Mildred Boyd. 

Field 'Trips— Mr. John Black- 
shear and Mrs. Thelma Walker. 

Transportation — Mr. Gabriel 
Rembert and Mr. Milton Merritt. 

Resource People— Mr. J. A. Ald- 
ridge and Mr. H. J. Wilson. 

Social and Recreation — Miss 
Mary J. Heard, Miss Annie B. Jen- 
kins, and Mr. Richard Wilson. 

Class Theme — Mr3. R. G. Zealy. 

Class Philosophy — Mr. L. M. 
Wiley, Mr. Milton Merritt, Mr. 
Richard Wilson, and Mrs. E. C. 

Editing — Mrs. Ruth McBride, 
Mrs. R. G. Zealy, Mrs. Leona 
Demons, and Mrs. E. C. Bryant. 

The workshop officers were as 

Secretary, Miss Juanita Howard; 
Assistant Secretary, Mrs. R. G. 
Zealy; and Treasurer, Mr. Richard 

The committee in Resource Per- 
sons was particularly interested In 
obtaining individuals whose expe- 
riences in fields relevant to the 
surveys would t serve as enriching 

Dr. W. K. Payne, President of 
Savannah State College was our 
first consultant. He spoke on Hu- 
man Relations. Some high points 
e Human Relations is the most 
important factor in the solution of 
problems; it breaks down stero- 
types; and it is based on the in- 
telligence of human values. It frees 
the best in an individual, and the 
best agency for spreading good 
human relations is through the 
hild in the classroom. 

On June 20 Mr. Theodore Wright 
[poke to us on Physical Education 
and health. He stressed health 
and physical education as a part 
of education for the youth. He out- 
d three factors of physical edu- 
cation: (1) Power to act — which we 
strength and endurance; (2) 
Skill to act — flexibility, timing, 
balance, and relaxation; and (3) 
otivation to act — goal or purpose. 

The Public Relations Depart- 
ment was well represented by Mr. 
W. H. M. Bowens on June 27. He 
stated that Public Relations is a 
ay of life and that a public re- 
lations program should include the 
school and all phases of the com- 
munity. It is an art of dealing 
with the public. The tools of pub- 
lic relations are Publicity — news- 

papers, radio and television, school 
paper, faculty staff, alumni and 

After the discussion we had a 
broader view of human relations, 
All committees played an impor- 
tant role in making the workshop 

Scott Named Editor 
of N. Y. U. Bulletin 

Savannah State College's Public 
Relations Chief, Wilton C. Scott, 
has been accorded the honor of 
editing the University's summer 
bulletin- for the Associated Work- 
shop in Educational Leadership. 
According to a release following 
the election, as editor-in-chief of 
this publication, Mr. Scott will 
have an honor rarely accorded a 
Negro from the deep South. 

The Associated Workshops in 
Educational Leadership is com- 
posed of about 360 school adminis- 
trators, principals and teachers 
from all over this country and also 
the West Indies. From this number 
two teachers from Chatham 
County, Mrs. Sadie B. Stringer and 
Mrs. Virginia D. Nelson serve on 
the staff as typists. They are in 
a different division of the workshop 
than Mr. Scott, his main interest 
being the seminar in administra- 
tive problems. 

Todd Duncan Presented 
as Lyceum Feature 

Receives Tremendous 


In a splendid concert, Todd Dun 
can, internationally famous bari 
tone, sang to a large, appreciative 
audience in Meldrim Hall Audito- 
rium, Monday evening, June 30, 
1952, at 8:30 p. m. 

The brilliant artist magnificently 
displayed the talents of a truly 
great performer in the areas of 
tone quality, richness, interpreta- 
tion and coordination, qualities that 
could only be manifest by a true 
artist. All of this despite singing 
under the pressure of 90 degree 

Opening the concert with Han- 
del's "Hear Me, Ye Winds and 
Waves" from "Scipio," Mr. Dun- 
can went through the widely varied 
program with ease. He displayed 
his unusual interpretative ability in 
the masterful renditions of Schu- 
bert's 'Dr. Erlkonig" and "The 
Seminarist" by Moussorgsky. 

During the second half of the 
program, Mr. Duncan's magnifi- 
cent handling of Massenet's "Vis- 
ion Fugitive" from "Herodiade" 
and Saint-Saens "Danse Macabre" 
received appreciative applause 
from the audience. The richness 
of his voice and excellent expres- 
sons gave full meanng to the group 
of Negro spirituals, Haitian and 
Creole folk songs which he sang. 
Mr. Duncan delighted the audience 
with his superb interpretation of 
Gershwin's "I Got Plenty of Nut- 
tin,' from "Porgy and Bess," the 
Broadway smash-hit in which he 
starred. He sang as an encore the 
very amusing "Song of the Flea" 
by Moussorgsky. 

Mrs. Brown: "I wonder If yau 
would be so kind as to weigh this 
package for me?" 

Butcher: "Why certainly, it 
weighs exactly three and a half 
pounds, Ma'am.'! 

Mrs. Brown: "Thank you. It 
contains the bones you sent me in 
that four-pound roast yesterday." 

"I got 35 In arithmetic and 40 in 
spelling but I sure knocked 'em cold 
in geography." 

"What did you get?" 


Everyday Problems 
Discussed in Social 
Problems Class 


What are Social problems? "So- 
cial problems are those abnormal 
conditions appearing in group life 
which are considered dangerous 
antj intolerable." 

During the first session of sum- 
mer school, the class in Modern 
Social Problems -151 was one of the 
most interesting classes on the 
campus. Its objective was to deal 
with social problems in a unique 

Members of this class were rep- 
resentatives of different sections 
of Georgia, thereby bringing varied 
problems for classroom study. 

Lectures, library study, discus- 
sions, group study and movies gave 
informative appeal, This in itself 
substantiates the statement made 
by the instructor, Dean W. J. Hol- 
loway that, "We must do sound 
thinking about the problems that 
exist today." 

Being aware of this fact and the 
fact that vast changes in the social 
world create many perplexing 
problems, the class was organized 
into groups to study some timely 
problems. These were as follows: 
Group I 

Political Corruption — Mrs. 
Mamye Pickett, Chairman, Ameri- 
cus, Georgia; Mrs. Evelyn Wright, 
Athens, Georgia; Mrs. Lula E. 
Walker, Douglas, Georgia; Mrs, 
Hattie Anderson, Riceboro, Geor- 
gia; and Mrs. Veronica S. Wash- 
ington, Savannah, Georgia. 
Group II 

Mental Diseases — Mrs. Marie 
Day, Chairman, Atlanta, Georgia; 
Mrs. Mable J. Garbett, Savannah, 
Georgia; Mrs. Ophelia Futch, 
Hinesville, Georgia; Miss Areola 
Harris. Savannah, Georgia; and 
Mrs. Virgie L. Holland, Savannah, 

Group III 

Sharecropping — Mr. Rudy Bol- 
den, Chairman, Savannah, Georgia; 
Mr. Wayne Hawes, Lincolnton, 
Georgia; Mrs. Martha Edwards, 
Darien, Georgia; Mrs. Lurene B. 
Dowdy, Hull, Georgia; and Miss 
Elizabeth Lee, Augusta, . Georgia. 
Group IV 

Religion and Morals — Mr. 
Thomas H. Scott, Chairman, Wood- 
bine, Georgia ; Mrs. Mattie B. 
Hackney, Robinson, Georgia; Mrs. 
Ethel Shipman, Tifton, Georgia; 
Miss Annie R. Roebuck, Athens, 
Georgia; Mrs. Eula McMillan, Quit- 
man, Georgia; and Mrs. Sadie T. 
Hall, Darien, Georgia. 

VTODD DUNCAN HONORED FOLLOWING RECITAL — President W. K. Payne Congratulates Todd 
Duncan, world renowned baritone following his recital at he College, Monday night, June 30, at 8:30 

m., at a reception in Mr. Duncan's behalf at the College Community House. Mr. Duncan, who gained 
fame by playing the role of Porgy in "Porgy and Bess," received ovation after ovation from the en- 
thusiastic audience. Others in the photo are: Miss Carol Grant, Chairman of the Howard University Vocal 
Department, second from the left; and Miss Madeline Coleman, accompanist for Mr. Duncan, Chair- 
man of the Department of Music, Howard University, extreme right. 


August, 1952 


Page 3 

37 Counties Represented 

WThe members of the 1952 first 
summer session elementary work- 
shop ended five weeks of activity 
with their annual "Open House" 
celebration which lasted from 
Wednesday, July 9 through Sat- 
urday, July 12. 

Displayed during the open-house 
celebration were many interesting 
and beautiful articles made by the' 
workshop members during the ses- 
sion. Among them were arts and 
crafts and teaching aids, dioramas, 
finger painting, miniature theatres, 
hand painted china, free-hand 
drawing, soap carving, papier 
niache animals, and jewelry and 
wood drums. More than 400 guests 
viewed the display. 

The 94 members of the workshop 
were divided into groups according 
to interest. Groups organized were 
upper reading, lower reading, phy- 
sical education, social studies, art, 
and grouping. Officers were 
elected for each one of these 

In addition to group officers, 
officers were elected to direct the 
general activities of the workshop 
as a whole. They were: Mrs. 
Johnnie FJuker, chairman, and Mrs. 
Laura Camper, co-chairman, both 
teachers at Florence Street Ele- 
mentary school, Savannah; Miss 
Corinne Williams, secretary, ele- 
mentary teacher from Chatham 
County; Miss Janie Baker, secre- 
tary, Candler County elementary 
school; Miss Lizettae Footman, re- 
porter, elementary teacher, Brooks 
County; and Miss Barbara Burke, 
receptionist, elementary. 
Group Officers 

Officers of the various interest 
groups were as follows: 

Grouping — Dorothy L. DeVillars, 
chairman, Chatham County; and 
Theresa L., Murray, secretary, 
Meriwether County. 

Upper Reading Group — Walter 
Davis, chairman, and Miss Lizettae 
Footman, co-chairman, both from 
Brooks County; Mrs. Mattie Fon- 
vielle, secretary, Chatham County; 
and Miss Delia Mae Rhodes, assis- 
tant secretary, Trektlen County. 

Lower Reading Groups — Mrs. 
Helen D. Carr, chairman, and Mrs. 
Essie K. Hendley, co-chairman, 


both of Chatham County; Miss 
Sara 'Derrick, secretary, Chatham 
County; Mrs. Eugenia Durden, as- 
sistant secretary, Chatham County; 
and Mrs. Larcenia Myles, Audio- 
Visual Aids assistant, Chatham 

Social Studies Group— Gilbert 
Dean, chairman, Washington 
County; Ada P. Slack, co-chairman, 
Bryan County; Ethel Terrell, sec- 
retary, Chatham County; Carolyn 
Rogers, assistant secretary; Tossie 
L. Sapp, Audio-Visual Aids assis- 
tant, Screven County; Lizzie 
Thompson, Dooly County; Ardella 
Nelson, Chatham County; and 
Betty Scott, Floyd County; all 
Audio-Visual Aids assistants. 
Other Activities 

In addition to the group activi- 
ties there were numerous other ac- 
tivities. Among them were a num- 
ber of debates, symposiums, pan- 
els, socio-dramas and demonstra- 
tions in techniques of teaching 
reading, social studies, art, health 
and physical education. Parties 
depicting Halloween, St. Valen- 
tine's Day and Independence Day 
were held as well as movies por- 
traying scenes of Savannah State 
College, past and present. 

Also a number of consultants, 
who suggested causes and remedies 
for the problems presented by the 
group, spoke to the groups from 
time to time. Among them were: 
Mrs. Gertrude Thomas, first grade 
teacher, East Broad Street School, 
Savannah ; Mrs. Beulah Johnson 
Farmer, assistant professor of lan- 
guage and literature at Savannah 
State; John Martin, head football 
coach, Savannah State; L. Allen 
Pyke, assistant professor of fine 
arts, Savannah State; Dr. Charles 
Collier, Savannah physician; Wil- 
son Hubert, Chatham County 
Health Department Worker; Dr. 
0. T. Smallwood, visiting professor 
of languages and literature at Sa- 
vannah State and a member of the 
faculty at Howard University; Mrs. 
Martha Avery, assistant professor 
of home economics at Savannah 
State; Coach Theodore Wright, Sa- 
vannah State College Athletic Di- 
rector; John B. Clemnions, chair- 
man, department of mathematics 

Lower Elementary Reading Demonstration 

and physics; Dr. S. M. McDew, 
Savannah State College physician; 
and William J. Holloway, dean of 
nen at Savannah State. 

37 Counties Represented 

Thirty-seven counties were rep 
esented in the workshop. Chat- 
ham had the largest number of 
representatives — 26, while Brooks, 
Burker, Emanuel, Greene, Hancock, 
Jefferson, Screven, Tattnall and 
Washington counties had the sec- 
ond highest number with three 
representatives each. 

Counties and persons represent- 
ng those counties were as follows: 

Baldwin— Miss Ruth S. Hurst. 

Brooks — Miss Lizettae Footman; 
Walter A. Davis; Mrs. Christine 

Bryan — Mrs. Ada P. Slack; Miss 
Dorothy Williams. 

Bulloch — Miss Dorothy Lanier; 
Miss Susie Rhinelander. 

Burke — Mrs. Rosa Atkins; Mrs. 

attie McBride; Miss Lillie Mae 

Camden — Mrs. Pauline Hamil- 

Candler — Miss Janie Baker. 

Carroll — Mrs. Annie Drummond. 

Chatham — Mrs. Larcenia Myles, 
Miss Mary Simmons, Mrs. Delia 
Johnson, Miss Dorothy Logan, 
i. Odell Long, Miss Ellen Wel- 
come, Mrs. Helen Carr, Miss Bar- 
bara Burke, Mrs. Laura Camper, 
Miss Sarah Derrick, Mrs. Essie 
Hendley, Mrs. Eugenia Durden, 
Mrs. Ruth Daise, Miss Lucille Al- 
ston; Mrs. Velma Simmons, Mrs. 
Beulah Bowman, Mrs. Agnes Her- 
rington, Mrs. Ardella Nelson, Miss 
Doris Tilson, Miss Corine Williams, 
Mrs. Dorothy DeVillars, Mrs. 
Johnnie Fluker, Mrs. Mattie Fon- 
vielle, Miss Kathryn Jackson, Mrs. 
Vera 0. Thomas, Miss Ethel 

Chattanooga — Miss Eva AUgood. 

Clarke — Mrs. Folia Strange. 

Crisp — Miss Gussie Person. 

Dooly — Miss Bernice Thompson. 

Effingham — Mrs. Amy Gilliard. 

Elbert — T o m m i e Moss; Mrs. 
Lillian B. Rucker. 

Emanuel— Miss Elizabeth Bus- 
sey; Miss Mamie A. Futch; Miss 
Essie Lee Stokes. 

Evans — Miss Alice B. Wilkinson; 
Mrs. Earlean G. Bailey. 

Floyd— Mrs. Elizabeth H. Scott. 

Greene— Miss Hattie L. Mitchell. 

Hancock — Mrs. Katie Stewart, 
Miss Margery Alexander, Miss 
Mary Anna Butts. 

Jefferson — Miss Grace Braddy, 
Miss Lillie B. Atkins, Mrs. Juanita 

(Continued on Page seven) 

Study of Art 
Brings Appreciation 

Reveals Historical Facts 


In addition to visualization and 
skill in self expression, a study of 
,rt and other people and other 
times is important in the growth of 
appreciation. Practically all works 
of art are historical and therefore 
form a rich source of information 
of the country and the period in 
which they were produced. The 
art of a people is an interpreta- 
tion of its interests — religious, so- 
cial, economic, and political. Since 
artists are usually sensitive men, 
their works tell of the events and 
the people that interest them. 

Frequently events of past ages 
are more fascinating than those 
of the present day, und the biog- 
raphies of the men who produced 
the great masterpieces may be as 
absorbing as fiction. When thi 
aims that motivate the artist, th< 
trials and difficulties that beset 
his honest efforts, or the more 
pleasant success and honors that he 
enjoys are known, his works are 
more deeply appreciated. In the 
experience of others, there is t 
wealth of material that can be se- 
lected to develop one so that he 1 
may become more cultured and in- 
formed, and thereby better able t< 
inderstand and evaluate the work: 
of other people and other ages. 

Enjoyment and appreciation fol- 
low proper and artistic selection 
and arrangement of works of art 
some form or other. And if 
properly studied, we will learn to 
appreciate not only the master- 
pieces of the artist, the handiwork 
of man, but more especially the 
marvelous power of the artist when 
all powers are combined with the 
ability to demonstrate the funda- 
mental principles of art — its chief 
facets, the nature of form, and the 
elements of form — for it Is then 
the artist accomplishes his part 
to develop true art which will 
strengthen our appreciation and 
become a source of Inspiration for 
us to respect, to share and to ap- 
preciate the productions of our fel- 
lowmen, whether these productions 
are those of the work of artists of 
today or the works of the masters 
of all ages. 

t Mrs. Helen Carr, Chairman of the Lower Reading Group of the 
first summer session Elementary Workshop demonstrates techniques 
of teaching reading to children in the lower elementary grades. 

Dr. C. L. Kiah Serves As 
Consultant For National 
Teachers' Research 
Association Clinic 

Dr. Calvin L. Kiah, Chairman of 
the Department of Education at 
Savannah State, served as a con- 
sultant on August 5, for the Sec> 

Arts and Crafts 
Workshop Does 
Creative Work 


The first summer session Arts 
and Crafts Workshop was very ac- 
tive this summer. It was composed 
of forty-nine in-service and pros- 
pective teachers and was under the 
direction of Mrs. Rosemary Curley 

The group did scribble designs, 
spatter painting, finger painting, 
tempera painting, papier mache 
animals, soap carving, weaving, 
blue-printing and block printing. 
Many individuals worked on special 
projects and were quite successful. 

It was quite revealing bo see 
such beautiful objects made from 
waste materials. 

Mrs. Jackson was quite success- 
ful in taking the class, as a whole, 
back to its childhood days. By 
creative drawings and dabbling in 
paint, the average individual In 
the class wandered mentally hack- 
to childhood. I am quite confident 
that the many experiences that we 
shared in the workshop this sum- 
mer will be of great benefit to our 
pupils in the next school year. 

66 Enrolled in 
Elementary Workshop 
During Summer Session 

Sixty-six persons are enrolled 
in the elementary workshop for the 
second summer session, as com- 
pared with 94 during the first ses- 
sion. The group chose as its theme 
for the second session, "Promoting 
Child Development and Teacher 
Growth Through Co-operative 

Officers were elected to direct 
the general activities of the work- 
shop as a whole. They are: Bridges 
Edwards, Chairman; Mrs. Annie J. 
Brown West, Co-Chairman; Mrs. 
Louette Harris, Secretary, and 
Miss Mattie L. Ware, Hostess. 

A number of committees were 
set up to direct the activities of 
the workshop, and officers were 
elected for each committee. Chair- 
man of these committees are as 
follows: Mrs. Latherine Miller, 
Demonstration committee; Mrs. 
(Continued on Page 4) 

First Summer Session Workshop Consultants and 
Workshop Directors 

They served as consultants for the first session of the Elementary 
Workshop — Kneeling from left to right are L. Allen Pyke, Assistant 
Professor of Fine Arts at SSC; Dr. Osborn T. Smallwood, Visiting 
Professor of Languages and Literature from Howard University,- 
Washington, D. C.j SSC Dean of Men, William J. Holloway; Wilson 
Hurbert, Chatham County Public Health worker; and Dr. Elson K. 
Williams, Director, SSC Summer School. Standing from left to right 
are Mrs. Dorothy C. Hamilton, Critic Teacher, Powell Laboratory, 
Co-director of the workshop; Mrs. Josie Sessoms, Co-director of the 
workshop, visiting teacher in Education and Jeanes Supervisor, Tatt- 
nall County, Georgia. 

ond Annual Research Clinic spon- 
sored by the National Teacher's 
Research Association. The Clinic 
which is still in session, is being 
held at Morris College, Sumter, 
South Carolina. 

Dr. Kiah participated in a semi- 
nar discussion on the topic, "Meet- 
ing the Challenge of Improving 
Instruction in the Schools," along 
with Professor Herman Brown, Di- 
rector of Practice Teaching and 
Supervisor of the Demonstration 

School at Maryland State Teachers 

During the seminar. Dr. Kiah 
discussed "The Function of the 
School, Historically"; , '.Some Ef- 
fective Teaching Techniques and 
Modern Teaching Methods"; "In- 
Service Training of Teachers"; 
"Supervision"; "Guidance"; and 
"The Role of Lay Participation in 
Improving the Instructional Pro- 

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Member: Intercollegiate Press Association. National School Public 
Relations Association. 

Published six times per year by the students of Savannah State 
College through the Office of Public Relations, Savannah State Col- 
lege, State College Branch, Savannah, Georgia. 

Advertising Rate One dollar per column inch. 

John A. Aldridge 


Alta E. Vaughn 

Associate Editor 


Mrs. R. G. Zealy — News 

Otha L. Pettigrew — Art and Layout 

Business and Circulation Sarah E. Butler 

Staff Secretary Eulon M. Bass 

Reportorial Staff Annie R. Roebuck, Lula 

Walker, Lizettae Footman, Mattie Fonvielle. 

Copy Readers Essie Stokes, 

Emma C. Bryant. 
Adviser _ William H. M. Bowens 

August, 1952 

Educational Value of Cultural Activities 

_ To what extent are we as college students interested in cultural 
activities? Have you ever stopped to think of the value of a cultural 

While visiting New York, what would interest you most? Would 
it be the operas, museums, art-exhibits, Radio City, the great uni- 
versities, baseball parks, night clubs or the races. Because of the value 
of a well-rounded education the college Lyceum committee has at- 
tempted to work out its program in order to provide for well-rounded 
entertainment. The programs presented by the committee are as much 
a part of our education as textbooks and classes. 

On Monday night, June 30, Todd Duncan, well known baritone was 
presented in concert as a Lyceum feature in Meldrim Auditorium His 
program consisted of a number of classics, folk-songs, Negro spirituals 
and light opera. Some of his numbers were done in German, others 
m French and others in Russian. The melodies, as distinguished from 
the lyrics, were very easy to follow and the audience was mad with 
enthusiasm. Even though the lyrics were difficult to understand Mr 
Duncan s interpretation was superb. 

Incidentally, we pay for these activities, and according to reports 
Mr. Duncan received in the neighborhood of one-thousand dollars for 
his performance. 

Only a small number of students were present at this concert 
Phis is typical of cultural programs in general. These are things 
students pay for and certainly help to broaden a student's cultural 
knowledge and experience. One should be more interested and apprecia- 
tive of the fine things of life. He should also look for things of a higher 
nature, for one of the main functions of education is -to cultivate with- 
in one an appreciation for those things which require some time and 
effort to cultivate. 

Suppose Ruth Brown or Billy Eckstine had been here. Would the 
auditorium have been filled to its capacity? Verv likely it would have 
A person s music education should not be confined to so-called "high- 

sEd WnT™''' b ^ ? eh ^ T Sh0ud St be " B *-b°p" ^d blues; one 
+t» i ^i i to appreciate all types of music. This is in keeping with 
the [trends i of American Education which are to teach the individual 
Sent^ a V1CW various aspects of his culture and environ- 

fc. +^ n ¥*? of 1 the 1 se fa , cts - students should make a more serious effort 
in the future to broaden their educational scope bv attending inch 

Educational Program to those channels that have popular appeal only 
t,,,],, a SCa . 3 education is deep- If we want to be persons who are 
truly educated, we must not remain in the shallow water. We must 

launch out into the deep Hue. The Lyceum 

of achieving this objective. 

programs are one means j should offer him 

For this issue our roving reporter 
asked the question "Do You Think 
Men S hould Give Women Their 
Seats On The Bus?" The Answers 
are given below. What Do You 


1. No. They are puffing and 

smoking just like men. Let them 
stand. E.G.B. 

2. If the bus goes to a govern- 
ment plant, the first person that 
comes should get the seat. Too 
many women depend on chivalry 
and it is dead. If an elderly woman 
gets on, it might be all right. How- 
ever, if he does not want to give 
up his seat, he should hold it. An 
old lady should have the prefer- 
ence. L.W. 

3. Women have lost their femin- 
ity. Let them stand if they are not 
too elderly. M.L.M. 

4. Men should let their consci- 
ence be their guide. A.R.M.M. 

5. Definitely I do. Though the 
age of chivalry has passed, men 
could show more courtesy. L.L.F. 

6. It depends on the age. If it is 
an elderly person they should get 
up. If it is a younger person, they 
should not get up. ' Times are 
changing. S.K. 

Whether a man is to stand and 
let a lady sit should depend on age. 
If the man is older, let him have 
the seat. However, if he is young- 
er, I should expect him to get up. 
When I say .old, I mean past 70. 

When an old man gets on .the 
bus, a young lady should give him 
her seat and if an old lady gets on 
the bus, a young man should give 
her the seat. A young lady got on 
the bus and a man gave her a seat 
and she fainted. When she revived, 
she thanked the man and he faint- 
ed. E. L. 

9. The age of chivalry is past. 
Women are seeking equal rights in 
some areas, so why shouldn't they 
have them in all areas. If a woman 
has a baby in her arms, a man 
should get up and let her sit down; 
if she has packages in her arms, 
he should offer to hold the pack- 
Likewise, if a man has t 
baby in his arms, the woman 

THE ROVING REPORTER What Savannah State If s Wise To Be Smart 

Stands For 

S - is for strength and security in 
social and spiritual values. 

A - is for administrative coopera- 

V - is for vitalized meaningful ex- 

A - is for advancement toward 
higher goals. 

N - is for nobility of thought. 

N - is for natural desires for par- 

A - is for appreciation of the so- 
ciety in which we live. 

H - is for health and happiness — 
essential features of harmon- 
ious growth. 

S - is for scholastic achievement 

T - is for training for citizenship 
and civic responsibility. 

- is for ambition to excel. 

- is for thoroughness in every 

- is for efficiency and economy 
through effective guidance. 

C - is for character formation 
through cultural programs, 
is for opportunity for further- 
ing mental, social and moral 

L - is for learning to face reality. 

L - is for love, loyalty and leader- 

E - is for ethics ancl exemplary 

G - is for gracious living and 
growth, and development in 
personal social behavior. 

E - is for education in life ad- 

Gertrude Davis Thomas 
Class of '52 

Luck, 'easy 'money, and a good 
time were the notes to which the 
younger generation of the "For- 
ties" danced. Why work hard to be 
a good student when everyone 
knows that the world's prizes goes 
to the popular persons, the good 
mixer, the boy with natural talents 
for athletics, the girl with the be- 
witching smile and clever line? 

Why work when all the world 
was a bed of roses and jobs fairly 
aching to be taken? 

Nowadays, boys and girl3 seem 
to take life with a reasonable and 
questionable outlook, though none 
of the facilities for having. a good 
time have been buried. The young 
man of 1952 is realizing for the 
first time, perhaps, that the job of 
today is not obtained through 
worthless folly nor family pull. 
And the young lady of this day is 
aware of the fact that her job is 
not given to the "Dumb Dora" or 
the "Simple Sue" and that the 
wholehearted girl with the brains 
is the one who makes the grade. 
Today, education is a necessity to 
travel through the lanes of life; to 
understand one's neighbor, what he 
thinks, what he feels and what he 
does; to understand one's self! 

The year 1952 finds it common 
sense to make good on the chance 
to learn. 

Savannah State Speaks 


Dear Diary: 

I shall hear footsteps. 


a seat. Times 

Alta E. Vaughn 


Sitting here on the eve of press date for the Tiger's Roar we 

listen joyially to the last words of Senator Sam Rayburn, Democrat, 
Tdxas, as he givea the closing remarks of the long but effective demo- 
cratic convention. Raburn described it as an arduous and onereous 
eratis convention. Rayburn described it as an arduous and „,, 
have kept ourselves as close to the radio as possible between cla; 
and meal time, and interrupted our studies even more times to catch 
the meaning of actions taking place. We lost sleep, too, trying to stay 
awake until the convention adjourned each night. Conseqeuently we 
welcomed — as we are sure the delegates welcomed — the end of 
the convention. 

Because most of yours truly's lifetime has been spent under a 
democratic administration, we listened most ardently to the convention. 
We heard men seasoned in -parliamentary procedures and political 
maneuvering control a group of Americans strikingly different in 
!S, some deeply endowed with sectional pride, vested interest 
group who at times was bitter and disagreeable 
ide sectionalism a reality; threats 
; liberal expressions of the rights 
, :reed or color; plain stubborness; 
political coercion; shrewd political movement; agreement; defeated 
candidates conceding to the candidate in lead and pledging their sup- 
port unquestionably; compromising; demanding polling of delegates; 
then nominating the candidates for President and vice-President. All 
of these things happened at the Democratic Convention {as well as 
other things) because these were democrats in America firmly be- 
lieving that all Americans have a right to speak and knowing quite 
well that as Americans they could speak. 

The Stevenson — Sparkman ticket transcends all sectional lines 
and we hope that minor liberal expressions of Sparkman will expand 
to major ones. All of this has been done — now its "Your Move" 

Can you move? Your move depends upon whether or not you are 
a registered voter. If not you are endangering your own progress. 
We must learn to use the ballot to enhance the rapidity of all the 
constitutional rights granted to all Americans. Your first move should 
be to check yourself and see if you are registered then proceed to 
help others. When November comes be sure your vote is cast as well 
as any others you can influence. THE NEXT MOVE IS YOURS. 

and arroganct 

showing all of the antagonism that r.. 
of walkouts; contested rights of man 
of all Americaps regardless of race. 

have changed; women are outstrip 
ping men in many areas and ham- 
mering to get into others, so why 
shouldn't equal opportunity mean 
equal responsibility and equal re- 
spect and deference. This is the 
age of the equality of men and 
women. M.B. 


Continued from Page 3 

Dorothy Beard, Bulletin Board 
committee; Mrs. Gloria Deueoux, 




Field Trips committee; Mrs 
Sanders, Chapel Program co 
tee; Mrs. Mable McLendon, 
licity committee; and Mrs. 
fall Mincey, Audio-Visual 

Enrollees Grouped Accordng 
to Interest 

The 66 members of the workshop 
are divided into groups according 
to interest or problems. Groups 
organized are: Language Arts, 
Arithmetic, Physical Education 
and Health, Social Studies, and 
Science. Officers were also elected 
for each of these groups. 

The members of the group spon- 
sored a chapel program during the 
regular weekly chapel hour, 
Wednesday, July 23. The program 
consisted of a classroom demon- 
stration on teaching mathematics 
in a practical manner. 


Lady (holding cookie over 

dog) : Speak! Speak! 
Dog: What shall I aay? 

shall never hear again, footsteps 
belonging to students who have 
worn thin my halls, marred my 
buildings with, "Say what? Don't 
leave me. Take me with you when 
you go. I'll be so lonesome when 
you'i-e gone." And "Whoa — back 
up and try it a-a-a-a-gain," and 
the history of their love affairs. 
For years these students have been 
warmed by my heat, fed in my 
dining hall, and housed in my dor- 
mitories. They have annoyed jny 
instructors and wasted paper and 
time foolishly. But now they are 
joining a great mass of men and 
women who have made the world 
what it is today. 

Although you may think this is 
joyous occasion for me it is not. 
Tears are blinding my eyes as I 
hear the last student take a last 
look inside me, and run to join his 
classmates. His steps become more 
faint and now they are fading 
away. My mind is blotted by mem- 
ories of the oustanding students 
who add another trophy to my pos- 
sessions. Bringing fame and glory 
to me and to them, they have added 
another extra glow of pride to my 
eyes. Many students will carry the 
spirit of Savannah State wherever 
they go; they will help to carry 
on the glory, democracy, and lead- 
ership in a democratic school. 

Yes, I have a right to be proud 
and a right to be sad. I glance 
around in my empty halls, in the 
classrooms, in the auditorium and 
I am reminded of future stars. The 
shops, the art and music rooms, the 
lab, the library, and the gym, bring 
a touch of pride to me and a tear 
to my eye. I am too blinded with 
tears to write, so I remain. 

Savannah State, 
'til my sidewalks start walking. | 

Give Us A Thought 


The Class of 1952 leaves behind 
a past full of memories of a place 
we will never forget. It is hard to 
ealize we have to leave dear old 
Savannah State, for so much of 
our lives have been spent here 
learning, laughing, and loving. 

Now we are leaving but its only 
in form, and not in thought. At 
institutions of higher learning, 
your bewildered alumnui will stop 
in the midst of scurrying thou- 
sands and say, "Gee, but this is a 
lot different from S. S. C.. Gee, 1 
miss the dear old place! Do you 
suppose they ever miss us?" When 
summer school opens next June, 
won't you think a little about us? 
We are sure going to be thinking 
about you. 


How many times I read your mail, 
And wondered how, and why, 
And how you sat and held your 

To write me as a friend. 

Although I know you know just 
how, just , 

Why, and when to write, 

And how to spell each word cor- 

And place the periods right. 

I wish I could I know I would 
If only a chance I'd try have 
You enrolled I would hold 
And enfold you in my book of 

Lula E. Walker. 


By Miss Sarah E. Butler 
If I had my way I'd change time 
The hours I'd arrange in this 
From morn til' noon would be the 
time for day; 
From noon til' morn would be 
It's more sleep we want, and more 
time we need 
In this atomic age of men; 
More time to think, for its thought 
that helps 
To keep the world in trim. 
I see it this way I must confess 
The night seems shorter than 
So if I had my way day would be 
And night would be day, if I had 
my way. 


August, 1952 


Chatham County 
Addresses Wednesday 

Stresses Practicality 

in the Classroom 

(•William A. Early, newly 
pointed Superintendent of Schools 
in Chatham County was the guest 
speaker at the regular weekly 
chapel hour in Meldrim Audito- 
rium, Wednesdny, July 1G, at 10:00 
a. m. 

Speaking from the theme 
"Things I Think Are Important 
Other Than Things You Get At 
This Institution," Mi-. Early de- 
clared that all eyes are turned 
toward Washington for political 
leadership, toward New York for 
financial leadership, and toward 
America as a whole for democrcay 
in action. 

"We in America have been for- 
tunate in being exposed to de- 
mocracy," he said. "The only rea- 
son it hasn't worked any better for 
us is because we subscribe to 
cliques and machines. We in the 
classrooms are the worst defenders 
of democracy. We preach democ- 
racy and practice autocracy." 

He said that one must be humble 
to be a good teacher, that pride 
never made a good teacher. The 
public schools have shut their doors 
to the people who own them, he 
stated. Teachers have developed a 
superior air. "Show me," he de- 
clared, "a superior-acting person 
and I will show you one who is 
close to being an imbecile." 

Furthermore, he declared, the 
people own the public schools and 
any day they withdraw their chil- 
dren the doors will have to be 

Turning to the area of teacher- 
pupil-parent relationships he as- 
serted that teachers need to know 
the backgrounds of their students 
as well as the parents of each stu- 
dent.' 'I am a believer in 50 teachers 
to a classroom which means that 
parents and teachers work so 
closely together that they under- 
stand each other ... It takes 16 
hours a day in this country to make 
a teacher, he declared. Teachers 
should be members of various civic 
organizations in their communities 
because that's where the gossip 
goes on, and that's where the 
schools are evaluated. 

Why don't people in America 
support schools any better than 
they do? It's your fault and mine. 
They don't know what we are do- 

In conclusion, Mr. Early chal- 
lenged th"e group to make their 
teaching functional by teaching 
things that can be used by stu- 

Teachers Return 
For Educational 


More Teachers Studying 
During Summer Months 

The presence of many in-service 

and prospective teachers on the Sa- 
vannah State College Campus this 
summer indicates that they are be- 
coming increasingly aware of the 
fact that pupil growth is synony- 
mous with teacher growth. 

After all, the teacher who con- 
tinues to grow in professional un- 
derstanding and .in his vision of ed- 
ucation and of life will be a better 
leader of youth than the teacher 
who fails to grow. 

As we view this aggregation ol 
teachers, our mind leaps beyond .to 
consider that vast multitude in 
whose service the teachers are en- 
listed. It is for these young people 
that society has created the schools, 
in the interest of its own preserva- 
tion and improvement. 

Subsequently, on its schools, the, 
nation has been placing ever-in- 
creasing reliance. It is only as we 
grasp these truths that the full sig- 
nificance of teaching and teacher 
growth becomes manifest. In the 
light of these truths we can readily 
see that teachers are indispensable; 
that their quality is a matter of 
deep concern. 

We can fully realize how the en- 
■e future of our great common- 
wealth could be jeopardized if chil- 
dren and youth are entrusted to 
nd women who are not intel- 
ligent, not informed, not skillful, 
and not devoted to young people 
and to their calling. 

Therefore, teachers must con- 
stantly engage in those activities 
that make for personal and profes- 
sional development. In this way, 
only can they become teachers who 
are superbly fitted for their im- 
portant task; who know how to co- 
operate with others; who under- 
stand how children grow and de- 
velop; who know how to guide 
learning; and who are continually 
increasing their stature as persons, 
citizens, and professional workers. 
Let it be remembered that the 
role of the teacher will continue 
to be that of a guide, leading those 
whom he teaches toward the ob- 
jective of education in a demo- 

Page 5 

VIEW OPEN-HOUSE EXHIBIT — Miss Juanita Sellers, Instru^toY 
in Languages and Literature inspects a slip-covered chair during the 
joint Open-House celebration of the Divisions of Home Economics and 
Trades and Industries July 9 — 12. Mrs. Evanel Renfrow Terrell, 
Director of the Division of Home Economics looks on. 

Concerning Nomads ■ 
Teacher; Mention a characteristic 
of gypsies. 
Pupil: Wandering. 
Teacher: Can anyone give another 
name applied to those wandering 
from place to place? 
Pupil: Traveling salesmen. 

Too Many Spots 
Teacher: Name one important mi- 
racle that Christ wrought. 
Pupil: Christ cured the ten leop- 

of the Arts and Crafts Workshop inspect papier mache animals made 
by workshop participants during the first summer session. Mrs. 
Rosemary Jackson, visiting instructor in Fine Arts, and Jeanes Super- 
vising of Chatham County was director of the workshop. 

of Georgia, Athens; Edward G, 
Harmond, Extension specialist in 
rural housing, Negro County Agent 
for Chatham County, and Charles 
Philsen, electrical specialist of 
Jacksonville, Florida. 

Faculty consultants were Mrs. 
Joan Gordon, Associate Professor 
of Social Sciences, who discussed 
"Social Aspects of Housing"; Eu- 
gene Isaac, woodworking specialist, 
Instructor in Carpentry; Mrs. Mar- 
tha Avery, textile specialist, As- 
sistant Professor of Home Econom- 
ics; Rutherford Lockette, coordina- 
tor. Assistant Technician in Elec- 
trical Engineering; Mrs. Evanel 
Renfrow Terrell, Director, Division 
of Home Economics; and Mrs. W. 
B. Nelson, Director of the Division 
of Trades and Industries. 

A community centered program 
offering choices for life-related ex- 
periences Increased the purpose- 
fulness and success of the work- 


division of Home Economics and Trades and 
Industries Conduct Joint Home and 
Community Beautification Workshop 

_ The Divisions of Home Economics and Trades and Industries 
joined forces in organizing and making available to the elementary and 
secondary teachers in the State of Georgia, a Home and Community 
Eeautifications Workshop, during the first summer session. 

The course was designed to en- 
able the teacher to become mori 
effective in helping citizens ir 
their communities determine ways 
and means of solving community 
problems in home beautification, 
as well as aiding citizens in devel- 
oping appreciation for civic and so- 
cial benefits in a well-ordered com- 

A lively interest was developed 
by initially ascertaining the prob- 
lems each class member encount- 
ered in his respective community. 
These general problems were 
broken down into types of learning- 
experiences which could be offered 
and covered in at least one or two- 
week periods. The objective was to 
make each student independent for 
further endeavor. 

Areas of group concentration 
were as follows: (1) furniture re- 
pair and upkeep; (2) Interior fur- 
nishing makers; (3) Wall and floor 
treatment; (4) Reviving loom-craft 
as a lucrative art; (5) Exterior 
house-planning and landscaping; 
and (6) Neighborhood planning for 
the family. 

practical expression of inte- 
rior decoration was carried out 
through the furnishing of a five- 
room demonstration cottage built 
by trade classes in the Division of 
Trades and Industries. Through 
the courtesy of the Haverty Furni- 
ture Company of Savannah, mod- 
ern furniture was selected and used 
for demonstration purposes. All 
drapery used in the cottage was de- 
signed and constructed by the 
classes in drapery. 

Open House Held 

A shared educational experience 
in the enjoyment of goals achieved 
in the workshop, was the All-Cam- 
pus Open House which was held 
during the last week of the ses- 
sion on Herty Hall lawn. Loom- 
craft articles in the form of stoles, 
purses, drapery material, wood- 
craft, sewing stands .silent valets, 
what-not racks, condiment boxes, 
children's furniture, re-upholstered 
furniture, and slip-covered furni- 
ture, were displayed. Over 700 
awed guests were served delicious 
refreshments of sandwiches, cake 
and punch. 

Many Consultants Used 

A number of off-campus consul- 
tants, as well as Savannah State 
faculty and staff members, were 
called in to discuss various prob- 
lems pertaining to the purpose of 
the workshop. Visiting consultants 
were: Mrs. Irma Williams, slip- 
cover and drapery specialist of Sa- 
vannah; Mrs, Stella G. Minkk, fab- 
ric designer And weaving specialist 
whose studios are located at 6 East 
Liberty Street, Savannah; Dr. 
Maude Pye Hood, housing specialist 
and acting head of the School of 
Home Economics at the University 

u Mason Addresses 
Summer Students 
in Chapel Program 


Dr. W. A. Mason, State Director 
of Health Education for Negroes, 
spoke to the in-service teachers 
and students during the regular 
chapel services on July 9, 1952 in 
Meldrim Auditorium, 

He was introduced by President 
W. K. Payne of Savannah State 
College and spoke on the subject 
with which he deals daily — Health, 
pointing out that because of dis- 
coveries in medicine, communicable 
disease has been lessened. 

Life expectancy is longer," he 
said. "However, Negro life expec- 
aney is still less than that of 
whites." Mental disease is becoip- 
ing a greater problem, conse- 
quently the number one problem is 

Dr. Mason who works closely 
with the health programs in Negro 
schools in Georgia, challenged the 
audience from the topic "Watch- 
man (teachers) What of the 
night?" He emphasized the im- 
portance of the school's health 
classes being centered around 
health habits that are common to 
the children. 

"After the night comes the dawn, 
but how soon that dawn comes 
depends upon you," Dr. Mason ad- 
monished the audience. 

Speaking of mental and emo- 
tional health, Dr. Mason pointed 
out that Negroes have suffered 
more from emotional health than 
any other group. Nevertheless, 
the Negro racial group has made 
surprisingly good adjustments, he 

Dr. Mason believes that the 
problem* of health is still a grave 
one and proper attention must be 
given it in school work. Conse- 
quently, the eminent health edu- 
cator concluded his stimulating 
address with this thought: "It is 
better to light a candle in the dark- 
ness than to curse the darkness." 


Four kinds of teeth: Baby, wisdom, 

decayed and false. 

Compare "sick": Sick, dead, buried, 

Baseball and Religion 
One of the baseball fans at 
summer school summarized his re- 
ligion lesson thus: 

Eve stole first; Adam stole sec- 
ond ; Rebecca went to the well 
with the pitcher; and the prodigal 
son made a home run. 

-^Summer Theatre 

Presents Play 


The Savannah State College 
Summer Theater Group, under the 
direction of John B. Clemmons, As- 
sistant Professor of Mathematics, 
presented a three-act comedy en- 
titled "He Couldn't Marry Five" in 
Meldrim Audtorium, Friday, July 
18. Curtain time was 8:00 p. m. 

The title more than lived up to 
its name. It was at times laugh- 
able and charming, crazy and en- 
joyable with clever dialogue, fast 
,ction and true-to-life characteri- 

(Continued on page six) 

are the members of the cast of "He Couldn't Marry Five," the first 
presentation of the SSC Summer Theater Group. They are from left to 
right: Miss Jolene Belin, one of the five daughters in the hilarious 
comedy, and leading female co-star; Miss Myrtice James, one of the 
daughters; John Watkins, the much sought after suitor, and leading 
male star; Miss Beverly A. Brown, one of the daughters; Miss Jewell 
Grant, leading female co-star and one of the daughters; Mrs. Evelyn 
Wright, one of the daughters; Miss Lizettae Footman, "Aunt Etta" 
and Miss Geneva O. Bray, "Granny," (standing); Mr. James Gibbons, 
the father of the five daughters; and Mrs. Gloria S. Baker, the 
daughters' mother. 

Page 6 


August, 1952 


NEWLY ELECTED ALUMNI OFFICERS — They are the newly elected officers of the Savannah 
State College Alumni Association, who will head the group for the academic years 1952-53 and 1953-54. 
The major project of the Association will be to raise a $10,000 Athletic Scholarship Fund for the college. 
Those in the photo are, left to right; Rev. John E. Clark, principal, Glennville High School, Glennville, 
Ga., vice-president; Mrs. Ethel Jacobs Cambell, assistant professor of languages and literature at 
Savannah State, corresponding secretary; \J*hn W. McGlockton, Savannah businessman and civic leader, 
president; President W. K. Payne; Mrs. Josie B. Sessoms of Savannah, recording secretary and T. C. 
Myers, dean of faculty at Savannah State, treasurer. 


During First Session 

(Continued from page five) 

The play was a typical Ameri- 
can family story in which there 
were five daughters. All of the 
daughters attempted to marry the 
same young man. An old maid 
(Aunt Etta) added to the complica- 
tions by not wanting the girls to 
marry and by finding that she too 
was in love with the young man. 
Granny, the family sage, finally 
solved the complex problem with 
her even temper and experience, by 
lecturing to the girls against "run- 
ning after a man." 

The play was the first presented 
by the 1952 Summer Theater 
Group. John Watkins, a junior 
from Greenville, S. C, played the 
lead role, and Miss Jolene Belin, a 
senior from Bainbridge, Georgia, 
and Miss Jewell Grant af Savan- 
nah, regularly enrolled at Howard 
University, Washington, D. C, 
co-starred in the lead female roles. 
Other members of the cast were 
Miss Beverly Ann Brown; Thun- 
derbolt; Mrs. Gloria S. Baker, Sa- 
vannah; James Gibbons, Rome; 
Miss Geneva 0. Bray, Savannah; 
Miss Myrtice James, Thunderbolt; 
Mrs. Evelyn Wright, Thunderbolt; 
and Miss Llzettae Footman, Quit- 

Miss Eulon Marie Bass, Madison, 
Georgia, regularly enrolled at 
Spelman College, Atlanta, was in 
charge of the stage lighting, and 
Miss Marie Dansby, a senior ma- 
joring in English from Atlanta, in- 
troduced the play. 


At times I find my soul at lowest 

Tis then I sit and grieve my lost 

Whose tasks sent him in any kind 
of weather, 

To help a fallen soul who felt alone 

To strive again. Your load cannot 
be bourne 

By any other; but men must work 

For God commands to love ye one 

Tb meet, to live, forever near His 

No guide to steed my/course for 
better life / 

I gain my strength from His ideals 
of grace, 

And keep my soul steadfast in love 

I cannot keep the pace of commer- 
cial strife 

And see in peace my Master's smil- 
ing face, 

And hear His welcome voice, O 
child of mine. 

Dr. George D. Kelsey 
Serves As Chief 

The week-long annual institute 
for ministers and laymen, con- 
ducted on a non-demoninationai 
basis, ended at noon Saturday, 
June 28 at Savannah State College 
with a "summation" of the week's 
activities by Dr. George D. Kelsey, 
associate professor of Christian 
ethics at Drew University, Madi- 
son, N. J., who served as chief con- 
sultant at the institute. 

Approximately 25 minisers and 
laymen attended the various ses- 
sions of the institute all week long, 
which sessions were conducted by 
the 13 institute consultants. 
Classes were held in English 
Church Administration, the Sociol- 
ogy of Religious, Religious Educa- 
tion and General Religion. 

Visiting consultants were: Rev- 
Ralph M. Gilbert, D.D., pastor of 
First African Baptist Church; Rev. 
J. Carswell Milligan, D.D., pastor 
Taliaferro Baptist Church; Rev. J. 
H. Taggart, D.D., pastor Asbury 

Methodist Church, and Rev. C. T. 
Underwood, pastor Morningside 
Baptist Church. 

Faculty consultants were Mrs. 
Ethel J. Campbell, assistant pro- 
fessor of langauges and literature; 
Miss Luetta B. Colvin, instructor in 
langauges and literature; Mrs. 
Beulah Johnson Farmer, assistant 
professor of langauges and litera- 
ture; John H. Camper, assistant 
professor of education; Mrs. Joan 
L. Gordon, associate professor of 
social sciences, and Dr. Calvin L. 
Kiah, chairman, Department of Ed- 

Rev. A. J. Hargrett, college min- 
ister, served as director of the in- 
stitute, and Dr. E. K. Williams, di- 
rector of the summer school, 
served as chairman of the work- 
shop advisory committee. 

Ministers attending the institute 
were Rev. Levi Moore, Rev. Rich- 
ard M. Williams, Rev. Freddie 
Bonds, Rev. Benjamin Corley, Rev. 
Hubert Hagans, Rev. Edgar P. 
Quarterman, Rev. S. C. Thornton, 
Rev. William K. Miller, Rev. E. 
Alkens Capers, Rev. R. L. Lee and 
Rev. William C. Cunningham, all of 
Savannah; Rev. J. W. H. Thomas, 
Oliver; Rev. Ralph E. Balsden, 
Brunswick, and Rev. Willie D. 
Kent, Statesboro. 

The Anonymous Letter 

A Short Story 

By Emma C. Bryant 

English 412, Creative Writing Jnily 

21, 1952. Mrs. E. J. Campbell. 


I gave a sigh of relief when the 
train pulled out from the station. I 
was not happy but I had succeeded 
in leaving without encountering 
anyone that would be curious about 
by actions. This was an all night 
trip on a slow train so I leaned 
back in my seat and gradually 
became lost with the past. 

It was 1904 when Jay said, 
"Remember your promise, wait for 
me." Then he leaped from the plat- 
form of the train. I made no re- 
sponse. Only a smile and tear 
dimmed eyes expressed my feel- 

Jay and I had been lovers around 
the campus where we both at- 
tended school in Macon, Georgia. I 
was on my home to Hawkinsville, a 
a small town in Middle Cjorgla. 
Jay had secured a job and was le- 
maining in Macon to work uui:ng 
the summer. He had to earn some 
money to be able to return to 
'school in the fall. 

During the summer we wrote to 
each other regularly. When school 
opened I went back to Macon but 
Jay went to a college in Florida. 
The happy memory of letters {id 
my studies kept up my spirits 
from year to year. 

Jay finally entered Meharry 
Medical College after graduation 
from high school by talcing an 
entrance examination. These were 
hard years for finance but Jey 
was determined to become a doctor 
and fate was on his side. There 
were no "mushy" love letters now 
but just an occasional letter or 
card to remind me of my promise 
and to tell me of his work. 

After four years of coitsiucd 
study Jay graduated from Mehaiiy 
Medical College. He went to At- 
lanta and took the state nvdbal 
examination. He left there and 
went to Tallahassee to take ihe 
state medical examination. He then 
went to Adel, Georgia to wait for 
a report from the examination. 
When the report came he had 
passed both examinations and had 
license to practice in Georgia and 


Now Jay felt sure that after a 
year of practice we woull be 
married. Letters were frequent 
now, but it was really a year be- 
fore I saw him. He oame to visit me 
and meet my parents. Aft-Jr a 
day's visit he left with my parents 
consent for us to be married. 

I was teaching in the ?ity school 
at my home but I did not apply for 
re-election because of our plans for 
the future. 

My mother began to ma«e plans 
for a church wedding. School 
opened but I was free to relp 
with my own plans. However fate 
'intervened ond .1 went to the 
county to substitue for a teacher 
who was ill. 

The school building was on the 
highway and the "mail man" as 
he was called passed daily. Each 
day I received a letter or a card 
from Jay. Finally "the letter" as 
I mentally termed this usmal lp'ter 
came. For a few minutes I buried'- 
my head in my arms on the desk. 
I was not crying but I had to Han 
quickly and act likewise. 

My plans were set. I dismissed 
school immediately and told the 
children that I had to go home. I 
walked toward by boarding place 
and asked the nearest patron to 
let his boy drive me to town. In 
a few minutes I had changed my 
suit, picked up a hat and a bag, 
and I was on my way with only a 
few dimes over my fare. 

Upon reaching town I went first 
to a telephone booth and called 
Jay. In a few seconds the ope- 
rator said that he was out but was 
expected within an hour. I railed 
the station and checked the trcin 
schedule. I found the train was due 
to leave in thirty minntes. I came 
out of the booth walked out of the 
store face to face with an uncle. 

I said, "I'm lucky to see you. I 
need ten dollars." 

Without question he handed me 
a ten dollar bill. I thanked him. 

When my uncle was out of sight 
I walked over to the boy who had 
brought me to town and told him 
that I had to go home. 

I was interrupted when the 
porter said: "Change trains lady, 

on Page 7) 

TTEND MINISTERS' INSTITUTE — Partcipating in the Annual Ministers' Institute which was held on the campus June 23-28 are, 
front row, left to right: Rev. E. Aiken Capers, Savannah; Mrs. Beulah J. Farmer, assistant professeor of languages and literature, con- 
sultant; Dr. E. K. Williams, director of the SSC summer school and Chairman of the Institute Advisory committee; Dr. George D. Kelsey, 
associate professor of Christian Ethics at Drew University Theological Seminary, Madison, New Jersey, chief consultant; Rev. Andrew 
J. Hargi-ett, SSC college minister and director of the Institute; Rev. Ralph M. Gilbert, pastor. First African Baptist Church, Savannah, 
consultant; and Dr. Osborn T. Smallwood, visiting professor of languages and literature from Howard University, Washington, D. C, 
consultant. Second row, left to right: Revs. Hubert Hagans, Richard M. Williams and Edgar P. Quarterman, all of Savannah; Mesdames 
Louise B. Roberts, Amanda B. Edmondson, and Carolyn M. Manigo, all of Savannah; Mrs Pearl Bellinger, Statesboro; Mesdames Josie M. 
Mattis, Ola Dingle and Ethel Andrews, all of Savannah; and Rev. William C. Cunningham, Savannah. Third row, left to right: Rev. Willie 
D. Kent, Statesboro; Rev. E. Davis, Savannah; Rev. Benjamin Corley, Savannah; Rev. William K. Miller, Savannah; Rev. J. W. H. Thomas, 
Oliver, Ga.; Deacon Frank C. McMoore, Savannah; Rev. Ralph E. Baisden, Brunswick, Ga.; Rev. R. L. Lee, Savannah; and Rev. Freddie 
Bonds, Savannah. 


August, 1952 


Page 7 

June Graduates Hear Bishop B. W. Doyle Speak on 
"Forty Acres and A Mule" 

One hundred and twenty-five 
graduates and their friends and. 
relatives heard Bishop Bertram 
Wilbur Doyle, A.B., M.A., Ph.D., 
D.D., presiding bishop, Seventh 
Episcopal District, C.M.E. Church, 
Nashville, Tennessee, deliver the 
$7th commencement address, 
Wednesday, June 4. 

Speaking in Meldrim Auditorium 
at 4:00 p. ni., Bishop Doyle chose 
as his theme, "Forty Acres and a 
Mule," and as his sub-topic, "An 
Essay in Social Causation and So- 
cial Therapy.' 

Bishop Doyle pointed out that 
one of the things which had con- 
cerned him for many years was the 
disillusionment that comes to so- 
cial groups when, after placing 
their hopes for salvation in a pan- 
acea that has been recommended, 
they either attain the salvation, 
and find it not what they either 
hoped or wished; or they do not 
attain it at all, and find them- 
selves not only disillusioned, but 
also frustrated. Such, he said, was 

(the case when following the Eman- 
cipation Proclamation, freedmen 
were promised "forty acres and a 
mule," as the one solution to all of 
their problems. 

Bishop Doyle was introduced by 
Dr. W. K. Payne, president of Sa- 
vannah State. Dr. Payne awarded 
the certificates and conferred the 
degrees. Invocation was by the 
Rev. Edgar P. Quarterman, pastor, 
Second Baptist Church, Savannah. 
~The Rev. A. J. Hargrett, college 
minister, delivered the benediction. 
The Savannah State choir, under 
the direction of L. Allen Pyke, 
sang "Ave Maria" by Verdi; "How 
Do I Love Thee" by Wilson; and 
"Hallelujah, Amen," by Handel. 

Bringing his address to a close, 
Bishop Doyle asked the class to 
stand. "This," he said, "is my 
charge to you. No one thing ac- 
complished in the environment can 
effect adjustment for a given hu- 
man being, or for a given human 
group, unless it be articulated, 
even fortified by a change in at- 
titude. And the change in atti- 
tude must come from within. Our 
progress must not be based upon 
any particularistic fallacy, but 
upon a conception that many fac- 
tors enter into human develop' 
ment, not the least of which is ca- 
pacity and ability. Forty acres of 
the best land, and a genuine Mis> 
souri mule will not accomplish 
much for a man who is unwilling, 
or undecided, or unable to plow his 
land. And then again, forty 
acres of the poorest land, with a 
scrubby mule cannot be made to 
produce as much as more favor- 
ably located land with a better 
mule, no matter how efficient the 
ploughman is. It just means that 
no one thing will solve the problem. 
My closing advice to you, then is 
that while in the political process 
are developing those conditions for 
which you hope and strive, you 
must neither wait for the millen- 
ium, nor must you conceive that 
when, and if, that millenium comes, 
it will bring you complete surcease 
from your personal disabilities . . - 
Whatever you do must be salted 
with a generous helping of char- 
acter. Character is something to 
add to environment . . . Forty 
acres and a mule are not enough 
but, if there is any one thing with 
out which you will be at a loss, it 
will he character, 
i^iriety -eight Receive Bachelor of 
Science Degrees 
Ninety-eight persons received 
the bachelor of science degree. 
They were as follows: 

Biology — Adolphus D. Carter, 
LMjiLftfiret Theresa Chisholm, Curtis 
Caesar Lorenzo Antonio Costellh 
Dorothy Detores Melver, German 

Business Administration — Ruby 
J. Childers Black, Savannah : 
James Emmett Jackson, Forsyth; 
William Sims Jackson, Columbus; 
Ernest Douglas Kinsey, Savannah; 
Careta Rose Lotson, Savannah ; 
and James Franklin Neal, Colum- 

Chemistry — Harold Dean Burns 
and Virgil Roberts Ladson, both of 

Elementary Education — Frances 
L. Brown Amerson, Savannah; Vir- 
ginia Belle Baker, Sarasota, Fla.; 
Rosalind H. Carter, Vidalia; Janie 
Z. Clark, Savannah; Gladys McRae 
Days, Mt. Vernon; Marie Valeria 
Lewis Graham, Swainsboro; Ethel 
Lee Howard, Valdosta; Mattie 
Inez Jackson, Atlanta; Katherinc 
Lawton, Mildred Legenia LeGrier 
and Carolyn Marie Jackson Man- 
igo, all of Savannah; Fannie Re- 
becca Marshall, Blackshear; Carrie 
Latrille Mobley, Savannah; Viono 
O'Neal, Dublin; Barbara Joyce 
Powell, Millen; Ora Bell Parker 
Prothro, Hagan; Ruby Jane Ridley, 
Macon; Gertrude Charlesetta Riv- 
ers, Savannah: Hattie Mae Thomp- 
son, Bainbridge; Rosa Mae Strong 
Tompkins, Danielsville; Doretha 
Kennedy Wells, Claxton, and Chris- 
tine Cheryl Wright, Savannah. 

General Science — Claudia Mae 
Davis Baker, Douglas, and Curtis 
Carlton Haven, Savannah. 

Health and Physical Education — 
Bobbie Eugene Brown, New Or- 
leans, La.; John Edward Chriss, 
New Orleans, La.; Thomas Farris 
Daniel, Athens; Joe Hardy, Colum- 
bus; Theodore Holmes, New Or- 
leans, La.; Alfred Jackson, Chi- 
cago, 111.; Bettye Heloyce King, 
Savannah ; Charles Edward Mc- 
Daniels, Chicago, 111.; Vernon 
Mitchell, Columbus; Robert San- 
ders, Jr., Columbus; Maceo Tay- 
lor II, Chicago, 111.; Doris Anita 
T h a r p e , Hawkinsville; Joseph 
James Turner, New Orleans, La.; 
Thomas Lee Vann, Columbus; Phil- 
lip Gilbert Wiltz, Jr., New Orleans, 
La.; and Theodore Aurl Wright, 
Jr., Savannah. 

Langauges and Literature — 
Alethia Marie Sheriff Edwards, 
Sparta; Annie Ruth Howard, 
Ocilla; Lillie Bell Johnson, Clax- 
ton; Eddie Tillman Lindsey, Col- 
umbus; and Hosea Jonathan Lof- 
ton, Blackshear. , 

Mathematics — James Edward 
Amerson, Savannah; Martha Glea- 
son Bryan, Savannah; Thelma 
Louise Davis, Cuthbert; Jewell 
Gamble, Vidalia; Wesley Benjamin 
Glover, Hardeeville, S. C; Charles 
Moultrie, Jr., Savannah; and 
Johnnie Mae Williams, Vidalia. 

Social Science— Elbert Jeremiah 
Clarke, Savannah; Jimmie Beau- 
tine Colley, Ludowici; Ruth Evelyn 
Derry, Lodowici; Gloria Evelyn 
Wilson Deveaux, Savannah; Lois 
Annie Dotson, Baxley; Colleen 
Myrtle Gooden, Pelham; Agnes 
Porter Herrlngton, Savannah ; 
Jeannette Florence Jones, Rich- 
mond Hill; Calvin C. Lawton, Sa- 
vannah ;\john Walter Levy, Savan- 
nah; ^Benjamin Franklin Lewis, 
Savannah ; Warren Cloyd Load- 
holt, Savannah; Nancy Nannette 
McGee, Adel; Benjamin Mosley, 
Summerville; Benjamin Joshua 
Quattlebaum, Savannah; Willie 
James Reid, Savannah; (Theron 
Spencer, Savannah; Emerson W. 
Walker, Barnesvillc; Willie James 
Washington, Columbus, and Ver- 
non Whitehead, Savannah. 

Home Economics — Dorothy 
Louise Bailey, Decatur; Mary Ag- 
nes Ford, Omaha; Mable Pladelle 
Fortson, Columbus; Earlma Hall, 
Statesboro; Viola Wyll Hill, Rich- 
land; Marceline Berry. Holland, 
Cobbtown; Geraldine Martha Nel- 
son, Dublin; Mary Alice Swanson, 
Douglas; Lauretta B. Williams, Sa- 

Industrial Education — Eugene 

James Jackson, Savannah; and 

Robert L. Spencer. Savannah. 

Twenty-seven Receive Trade 


Twenty-seven received trade cer- 
tificates. They were as follows: 

Auto Mechanics — John 0. Har- 
ris, Dorchester; Cesarlo B. Larioso, 
Savasnah; James W. Lyles, Savan- 
nah; Harry Segar, Hardeville, 
S. C; and Amiziah Smith, Savan- 




Automotive Body and Fender Re- 
pair — Burnice Houston, Savannah. 

Electrical Maintenance and In- 
stallation — Leroy Jenkins, Hardee 
ville, S. C, and John S. Smith, Jr. 

General Woodworking and Car- 
pentry — Nathaniel Edwards Pooler 
and Thad Harris, Savannah. 

Machine Shop Practice-^Ioseph 
Haynes, Savannah. 

Masonry — Arthur Bradley, Sa- 
annah; David H. Brown, Bluff- 
ton, S. C; Emmit Cordie Griffin, 
Elijah David Harvey, and Joseph 
Simmons, all of Savannah. 

Painting — George Washington 
Clarke and James Phoenix, Jr., 
both of Savannah; and John Pres- 
ley, Statesboro. 

Radio Repair — John Henry 
Barnwell and Thomas Taylor, both 
of Savannah. 

Shoe Repair — Jason Cutter, Sr., 
Earl Johnson, and Lewis MeLen- 
don, all of Savannah; Tommie 
Starr, Helena; and Paul James 
Vincent and John Alliston White, 
both of Savannah. 

Not Good 

"Say, these glasses aren't stroi 

enough, doctor." 

"But they're the No. 1 type." 

"O. K., what comes after No. 1 

"No. 2." 

"And after that?" 

"After that you buy a dog." 

Fellow Sufferer 
"Doctor, I'm scared to death. This 
is my first operation." 
"I know just how you feel. It's 
mine, too." 

An Interview With The 
SSC Librarian 

Jerry Roberts, and Alexander Vonlvannah; and Lurinda B. Williams, 
Speed, all of Savannah. | Midville. 

(Continued from Page five) 

Liberty — Miss Dorothy Pray. 

Lowndes — Miss Annie P. Hart. 

Meriwether — Mrs. Elizabeth Gor- 
don, Miss Theresa Murray. 

Montgomery — Miss Lillie M, 

Mcintosh— Mrs. Olease Camp- 

Oglethorpe — Mrs, Annie M 

Screven— Mrs. Addie L. Kelly, 
Miss Janie B. Evans, Miss Tossie 
L. Sapp. 

Tattnall — Miss Alfreda Williams, 
Miss Jean Baker, Mrs. Annie M. 

Telfair — Mrs. Ophelia H. Banion 

Toombs — Miss Ruth Lyde. 

Treutlen — Miss Elvera P 
Phillips, Mrs. Willie M. Rhodes. 

Washington — Mrs. Annie J 
Swint, Mrs. Mary M. Willis, 
Gilbei-t Dean. 

Ware — Mrs. Ruth Paulin. 

Wayne— Mrs. Leyeter T. Parker 
Mrs. Allen B. Spaulding. 

Wheeler— Mrs. Mary J. Hill. 

Wilkes— Miss Carrie S. Smith. 

Miss Donella J. Graham, prin- 
cipal, Powell Laboratory School ; 
Mrs. Josie B. Sessoms, Jeanes Su- 
pervisor, Tattnall County, and Mrs. 
Dorothy C. Hamilton, critic teach- 
er, Powell Laboratory School, 
were co-directors of the workshop. 

Mrs..Ayler Mae Lovett and Miss 
Gertrude D. Thomas were selected 
to grade the charts made during 
the session. 

Many of the persons enrolled in 
the workshop were graduates of 
Savannah State College. Others 
were meeting requirements for de- 
grees at Savannah State, and still 
others were meeting state certifi- 
cation requirements. 

For this issue the Tiger's Roar 
salutes Dr. Booker T. Griffith for 
his outstanding research in the 
area of cytology, and for his work 
with reference to allergy-produc 
ing fungi in the Savannah area. 
The appearance of Dr. .Griff ith 
biography in the International Blu* 
Book marks a crowning point 
the career of this eminent i 
searcher and teacher. Only the 
individuals who have done work 
their fields which attract intern! 
tional attention are included in th 
International Who's Who. 

Since 1949 Dr. Griffith has don< 
research work for the American 
Academy of Allergy, trying to find 
causes of respiratory ailments such 
as hay fever, asthma, and sinus 
trouble. The opinion of the aller- 
gist is that different kinds of 
fungi found In the air we breathe 
is responsible for these ailments. 
The American Academy of Allergy 
wanted an analytical study made 
of the air in the Savannah area. 
Dr. Griffith, due to his scholarly 
achievements in the area of re- 
search, was chosen to conduct the 

On the basis of his research for 
the Academy, Dr. Griffith pub- 
lished an article entitled "Antibio- 
sis Between Wind-Borne Mold and 
Insect Lava from Wind-Borne 
Eggs," in the July issue of the 
Journal of Allergy. Already, he has 
had requests from some of the 
outstanding schools of medicine in 
the United States, as well as from 
.everal foreign countries. 

In addition to his work in cyltol- 
ogy and fungi, Dr. Griffith has 
written several articles < 
seasonal changes in gonads of the 
male English Sparrow. He has 
also made a comparative study of 
chromosomes in several species of 
birds in the southeastern region 
of the United States. 

The eminent teacher and re- 
searcher is a native of Prentiss, 
Mississippi. He earned the B. S., 
M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Biology 
from the University of Pittsburgh. 
Before coming to Savannah 
State College. Dr. Griffith served 
as Professor of Biology and Chair- 
man of the Division of Natural 
Sciences at Fort Valley State Col- 
lege, and Professor of Biology at 
Clark College, Atlanta, Georgia. 
He also taught at the University of 
New Orleans. 

He is active in civic affairs In 
the city of Savannah, and enjoys 
teaching a class in Sunday School 
on the campus each Sunday. 


"During the term 1951-1952 the 
library enjoyed its greatest period 
f growth as attested by the ac- 
creditation of the Southern Asso- 
ciation," said Miss Luella Hawk- 
ins, Head Librarian of Savannah 
State College, as she closed out 
her library report for the year, 
Saturday, July 19. 

"Such improvements as the new 
office and workroom are most at- 
tractive," Miss Hawkins said, Rem- 
ington Rand new trend furniture 
furnishes one half the library with 
ten reading tables and sixty chairs. 
Wall shelves for magazines, news- 
papers, and reference books have 
been added. 

In addition to standard reading 
materials, micro-films files of the 
New York Times, London Times, 
and Savannah Morning News are 
vallable for patrons. 
The total number of books in the 
library including bound volumes of 
p eriodi cals is 18,678. "This brings 
the library to meet the mini- 
mum standard of the Southern As- 
sociation," said Miss Hawkins. 
The library also receives 198 cur- 
rent periodicals and eighteen news- 
Miss Hawkins reports that al- 
though enrollment decreased 
lightly during 1 the last 3 years, the 
total circulation of books this year 
was greater than for either of the 
two previous years. The number 
used by faculty members, 1136 and 
the number used by students was 
an average of 44 per student. To- 
tal circulation of hooks was 44,668. 
Of this number reserved books ac- 
counted for 30,977, and 7 day books 

Periodicals most often read by 
faculty members are those of edu- 
cational value and Negro publica- 
tions. Students prefer the "popu- 
lar picture types," Miss Hawkins 

Newspapers are read exten- 
sively, especially the locals. Verti- 
cal file service is available. The 
file includes up-to-date clippings 
and materials on most school sub- 

Assistants to Miss Hawkins are 
Miss Madeline Harrison, and Miss 
Althea Williams. All three librar- 
ians hold at least the Bachelor of 
Science degree in library science. 
There is also a full-time secretary 
and four staident assistants. 

"The addition of a full time sec- 
retary to the library gives the li- 
brarians more time to work with 
students," stated Miss Hawkins. 


(Continued from Page 6) 
your train is waiting." He" helped 
me to the train. I thanked him. 

Only thirty minutes now. My 
vanity came to my rescue and I 
spent the entire time "primping 

When I stepped off the train, 
I had no difficulty in finding the 
Doctor's office. 

I walked into the office and a 
young man came forward and 

"Looking for the Doctor?" 


"Where are you from?" 

"Nashville," I lied. 

"Is the Doctor out of town?" 

"No just around the corner." 


"Don't know. I'll get him. Have 
a seat," 

My nerves were failing me. I 
turned my back toward the door. 

I didn't hear Jay come in but 
before I could think what was best 
to say first I was gathered into his 
arms. It was several minutes before 
we spoke. 
. "When did you leave?" he asked. 

Last night." Why?" 
■ "I was expecting you." 

"Expecting me?" 

"Yes," and again I was in his 

"Come on now, sit down," Jay 
said tenderly. 

The tears that I had kept back 
all night now came freely. Jay let 
me cry it out on his shoulder. Then 
he took a damp towel and wiped 
my face. 

"I'm sorry," Jay said. 


"Yes, sorry. You see I've suf- 
fered more than you." 

(Contintued on Page 8) 

Page 8 


August, 1952 

President William K. Payne 

The New Schools In Georgia 

For almost two decades educators in the State of Georgia have been 
working on a program for the Improvement of schools. To many 
teachers this concept of better schools meant many different things. 
The point where the schools are today reveals an intricate and inter- 
esting process. As these improvements have taken place many teachers 
and laymen have thought of the schools in their old frame of reference. 
However, the number of changes taking place in rapid procession are 
forcing the development of new concepts. 
. Three particular areas of change 
contributing largely to the develop 
ment of these new concepts of 
education are salaries, extended 
school terms, and the building pro- 
gram. When salaries for teachers 
were raised in accordance with pro- 
visions of the Minimum Founda- 
tion Program, many people saw the 
schools in a new light. When the 
school term was lengthened to the 
standard minimum and the post- 
week and the pre-planning week 
were added, many teachers and 
laymen did not understand what 
was happening. They often con- 
sidered these as make-work activi- 
ties to justify the increased pay. 
By the time the program reached 
the stage of constructing new 
school buildings, the points of view 
began taking on new significance 
and meaning. Probably for the first 
time, many people realized that 
the new era in public education was 
well on its way. 

As one considers these three 
items, it is not difficult to under- 
stand why new teachers or ex- 
perienced teachers with new con- 
cepts of their responsibilities are 
required for the public schools. 
Never before has interest on a wide 
scale been aroused to provide stan- 
dards for good teachers. The gen- 
eral education of the teacher, the 
professional preparation of the 
teachers, and the quality of the in. 
struction are intimately tied t( 
salary schedules. 

The type of teaching and learn- 
ing activities carried on in the old 
buildings cannot be transferred to 
the new school buildings. The 
adequacy of the old routine and 
procedures transferred from the 
old schools to the new schools 
would appear startling and unreal. 
The fact that new buildings provide 
for the whole child mean additional 
physical facilities which would re- 
quire a large group of additional 
learning activities. The arrival of 
the building program has served to 
bring about understanding of the 
other processes which have been in 
operation for several years. The 
developing concept of the new edu- 
cation in Georgia is now in its in- 
fancy. The fact that the program 
has now reached the point where it 
may be readily understood and seen 
should help teachers and future 
teachers to move toward better 
schools. Better education, better 
citizens, and better communities 
should be the normal results of the 
new schools. 

The colleges like the other levels 
of the public school system will 
undergo development in many 


(Continued from page one) 

pearance as soloist with the Chi- 
cago Symphony Orchestra. She 
sang music of Mozart and the great 
Casta Diva aria from Bellini's 
"Norma." In the concert hal] the 
soprano's success matched her 
stage achievements. Critic C. J. 
Bulliet reported in the Chicago 
Daily News: "In Paris in the time 
of the Second Empire, the students 
would have unhitched the horses 
from her carriage and themselves 
pulled Camilla Williams through 
the streets. Last night's audience 
at Orchestra Hall fell little short 
of that in their extravagant greet- 
ing of the young Negro soprano in 
her Chicago debut." 

Camilla Williams has since ap- 
peared from coast to coast, from 
the Hollywood Bowl to Carnegie 
Hall where in the spring of 1950, 
as soloist with the New York Phil- 
harmonic-Symphony, she sang in 
the Mahler monumental Eighth 
Symphony under* Stokowski. In the 
summer of 1949 she toured Pan- 
, the Dominican Republic and 
Venezuela; she returned in the 
summer of 1950 for reengagements 
in Maracaibo and Caracas, Vene- 
zuela ami in Santiago de los Ca- 
bnlleros, in the Dominican Repub- 
lic. Recently, too, she was one of 
the first artists to tour Alaska. In 
the spring of 1951, she was one of 
the leading singers in the first 
New York performance of "Ido- 
meneo," presented by the Little Or- 
chestra Society during its April 
Festival of Mozart Operas. 

Camilla Williams' first record- 
ings were for RCA Victor and in- 
cluded two best-selling Spirituals: 
"City Called Heaven" and "0, 
What a Beautiful City." Early in 
1951 she recorded one of her favo- 
rite roles, Aida, for MGM Records 
in an album of "Highlights from 
Aida" with the New York City 
Opera Company, under the direc- 
tion of Laszlo Halasz. 

1952 Football 

Schedule Released 

Tigers to Play 9-Game 

According to an announcement 
from the office of Savannah State 
College Athletic Director, Theo- 
dore A. "Ted" Wright, the Savan- 
nah State College Football Tigers 
will play a 9-game slate during the 
1952 season. Hard hit by gradua- 
tion, the Tigers will find the going 
tough unless replacements are 

The schedule is as follows: 

Oct. 4 — Elizabeth City State 
Teachers College at Elizabeth City, 
N. C. * 

Oct. 10 — Alabama State Col- 
lege at Montgomery, Ala. * 

**Oct. 17 — Morris College at 

**Oct. 24 — Bethune-Cookman 
College at Savannah.* 

Nov. 1 — Albany State Col- 
lege at Albany 

Nov. 8 — Morehouse College 
at Savannah (Homecoming)* 

Nov. 15 — Florida Normal & 
Industrial College at Florida 

Nov. 22 — Claflin College at 
Orangeburg, S. C. 

Nov. 27 — Paine College at 
Savannah (Thanksgiving) 

All Home games of the Tigers 
will be played on the Savannah 
State College Athletic Field. 

* Non-Conference Games 
** Night games. 

areas. This growth, vertical and growth. 

horizontal, throughout the state 
public school system foreshadows 
a new day in the life of the people 
of this state. The teachers and 
tudents of the summer school ses- 
ion are fortunate to be included 
In this program of change and 


(Continued from page one) 
Director of Religious Activities at 
Virginia State College, the position 
he presently holds. 

Throughout these years Rever- 
end Gandy has been constantly ac- 
tve in youth, intercollegiate, in- 
tercultural, and interfaith activi- 
ties. He was an active speaker for 
the Mid-West Round Table of the 
National Conference of Christians 
and Jews. His present concern for 
the development of Christian-dem- 
ocratic human relations keeps him 
identified with interested commun- 
ity and church groups. 

Reverend Gandy is an active 
member of the Virginia Council of 
Churches; the Administrative 
Board of the United Christian 
Youth Council of Virginia; Advisor 
for the Richmond, Virginia Inter- 
Collegiate Council, and a member 
of the National College Chapla: 


(Continued from page one) 

Gandy, A.B,, B.D., Min- 
ister Virginia State Col- 
lege, Petersburg, Vir- 

5:30 p.m. Reception — Community 
House. President and 
Mrs. W. K. Payne at 
home to the alumni, fac- 
ulty, members of the 
graduating class, then- 
parents and friends. 
Tuesday, August 12 

7-9:00 p.m. President's Party for 
Seniors — Community 
Wednesday, August 13 

4:00 p.m. Commencement Exer- 
cises — Meldrim Audi- 
torium. Address by Ben- 
ner C. Turner, A.B., 
LL.B., President of 
State Agricultural and 
'Mechanical Col lege, 
Orangeburg, South Car- 


(Continued from Page 7) 

"More than I? Impossible!" 
"No-not impossible." 

"Oh, that reminds me — I came 
to bring you these letters and here 
I am making a baby of myself." 

"I wrote you this letter. The 
next day I got one from you," Jay 

"Go on." 

"Then I knew if you had written 
this letter you would not have 
written again. 

"It is all so tangled. Didn't you 
trust me?" 

"I do trust you and love you. 
How could I know where the letter 
came from." 

"Why did you say you were ex- 
pecting me when I came?" 

"That's easy to answer. I was 
out, and when Joe answered the 
telephone the operator told him 
Eastman, calling Dr. Jay. Does 
that satisfy you?" 


"Any more questions?" 

"Yes, let's compare these letters. 


"Let me read this first: 
Dear Dr. Jay, 

This is just to tell you that I 
cannot marry you now nor can I 
ever marry you. You know my 
father has never wanted me to 
marry you. 

You need not answer this letter 
for I am going away to forget it 
all. I will not be here if you an- 
swer. I am glad I found out that 
I did not love you before it was too 

Emma" ' 
"Now listen to your letter:" 
Dear Miss Emma, 

Although you asked me not to 
write you again, I am compelled to 
do so and take a risk that you 

■ght get it before you leave. Why 
didn't you write the letter? Why 
did you have some one else to write 
it for you? 

I must admit that though it 

all too much for me and that 

I am both hurt and humiliated; 

was honorable of you not to 

marry one man when another man 
had your love. 

I'll not trouble yau by writing 

Best of Luck, 
Jay" ' 

FOR 1952 - 53 ELECTED 
Darnell Jackson Named 

More than 700 students went to 
the polls in May to elect Darnell 
Jackson president of the Savannah 
State sudent body for the academic 
year 1962-53. A vice-president and 
"Miss Savannah State" and her 
attendants were also elected, 

Jackson, a junior majoring in 
Biology from Camilla, Georgia, 
polled 205 vote3. His sole opponent, 
James Gibbons, a junior from Sil- 
ver Creek, Georgia, majoring In 
Social Science, polled 128 votes. 
Jackson is president of the Alpha 
Kappa Mu Honor Society, and a 
student assistant in the Regis- 
trar's office. 

Raymond Knight, a junior from 
Savannah, majoring in Business 
Administration, polled 132 votes to 
win the vice-presidency. He was 
trailed by Rudolph Hardwick of 
Savannah with 73 votes, and John 
Watkins, also of Savannah, with 
107 votes. 

Rose Gartrell, a junior from Sa- 
vannah, was elected "Miss Savan- 
nah State." She polled 99 votes, 
Gloria Grimes, a junior from 
Athens, Georgia with a total of 
74 votes, and Phoebe Robinson, a 
junior from Savannah, with 69 
votes, were elected attendants to 
"Miss Savannah State." 

Others running for "Miss Savan- 
nah State" were Annie Lee Brown, 
a junior from Thomasville, Geor- 
gia, who polled 56 votes, and 
Catherine Hunt, a junior from 
Savannah, who got a total of 35 

The outgoing council included 
Eddie Lindsay, President; Emmer- 
son Walked-, vice-president; and 
Hosea J. Lofton, public relatione 
director. Class representatives will 
be* elected to the council in Septem- 

i can se 

spoke after 

it all now," 
long silence. 

"I can too. An anonymous let- 

"I understood when I received 
your regular letter." 

"If I had talked to you over the 
telephone what would you have 

"Guess I would have made the 
trip to get you." 

"Meaning — " 

"No, not that you came to get 
me. We had to talk it over, dear." 

"My enemy or your lover?" 
"Wish I knew." 

"The letter was mailed on the 

Yes — tell you what." 


"We'll get married tomorrow 

"Why tomorrow night?" 

"I'm not taking any more chan- 
ces of losing you." 

My answer was smothered with 

We'll send your dad a tele- 

"A telegram?" 

"Yes, you are here and when 
you leave you will be Mrs. Jay. 
I want your dad to know my wife." 

"What kind of marriage will this 
be — a runaway marriage?" 

"No, darling you came to see 
me. Your father has given his per- 

"I see." 

"Then you agree." 

"When I left Eastman I thought 
I knew what was right." 

"What do you mean?" 

"Just thjs, I'm heire. Got a 
letter that didn't make sense and 
rushed here." 

"So what?" 

"What shall I tell my friends?" 

"That you are married that is 

all. We tried to let them share it 

but some one obpected to the 

whole affair." 

"Will you ever feel differently, 
I mean about my coming here?" 

"Yes, I feel different now be- 
cause I've just learned that you 
are not only sweet but very 
thoughtful and wise. Tomorrow, 

"No tonight. I'll go home to- , 

'Good!" he said, looking at his 

'What now?" 

It is one o'clock and you haven't 
had any food today." 

Yoiu are a poor host. Is this 

the kind of man I'm to marry?" 

"Come on we'll eat then drive to 

Nashville to get the mai(riage 




See Page 4 





Ten Additions To State Faculty 
Staff Announced for 1952 

r.-n additions to the faculty and staff 
have been announced by President 
W. K. Payne. Four of tbe new staff 
and faculty members are graduates of 
Savannah State. The additions arc: 

Ifiss Elizabeth Barrett, instructor 
in the Division of Home Economic*, 
holds the bachelor's and master's de- 
grees from New York University. Miss 
Barretl lias held positions as nursery 
school teacher at the Rockway Child 
Care Center, and at the Colony House 
Children's Center. 

I^Hov Malcolm Faust, director of Hill 
Hal! and instructor in Education, holds 
the B. S. degree from A. and T. College, 
Greensboro; ond the M. A. degree from 
Columbia University. Mr Faust has 
served as supervisor of summer activi- 
ties and teacher at the New York State 
Training School. Warwick: and as di- 
rector of group development in New 

(•Philii* J. Hampton, instructor in 
Art, earned the B. A. and M. A. degrees 
in fine arts at the Kansas City Art 

L-tJh. R. Crank Lloyd, professor and 
acting chairman of the department of 
Social Science, holds the B. S. degree 
from Tennessee A. and I. College; the 
M. A. degree from Columbia University; 
and the Ph. D. degree from New York 
University. Dr. Lloyd has taught at 
Prairie View College, Wiley College, in 
the New York public school system, at 
A. and T. College, and South Carolina 
Stale A. and M. College. 

Miss Eunice Wright, formerly secre- 
lary in the President's Office, is now 
assistant in the Office of Student Per- 
sonnel Service*. 

u Walter Mkhceb, who holds the A. B. 
and M. S. degrees from Indiana Univer- 
sity, serves as instructor in the depart- 
ment of Education. 

v Charles Philson, instructor in the 
division of Trades and Industries, earned 
the B. S. degree from Savannah Stale 

^Mrs. Beauiine W. Hardwick re- 
ceived the B. S. degree from Savannah 
State College, and serves as secretary in 
the Personnel Office. 
l-Mrs. Bernice Hall, secerlary in 
Buildings and Grounds, earned the B. 
S. degree from Savannah State College, 
Jvliss Jane Enty, instructor in Home 
Economics, holds the bachelor's and 
master's degrees from Howard Univer- 
sity. She has served as assistant Home 
Economics teacher at Howard. 
'.JUhs. Thomas F. Mention, clerk in 
the Registrar's Office, earned the B. S. 
degree from Savannah Slate College. 

Four changes in faculty and secre- 
tarial staff have been announced. They 

j^J3n. Elson K. Williams, professor of 
Social Science and director of the divi- 
sion of Arts and Sciences, has been 
named Acting Dean of Faculty. Act- 
ing Dean Timothy C. Meyers is study- 
ing at Columbia University. 
t-MlSS Dohotho Harp, secretary in the 
Office of the Comptroller, has been 
appointed acting cashier. 
!/W. Virgil Winters, associate pro- 
fessor of physical science, is now acting 
Chairman of the department of Mathe- 
matics. Mr. Winters replaces John B. 
Clemmons, who is studying at the Uni- 
versity of Southern California on a 
Ford Foundation Fellowship. 

Art Club Open 
To SSC Family 

The fine arts department has organ- 
ized an An Club, open to all individ- 
uals interested in art, it was announced 
by Mr. Philip Hampton, instructor in 

The purpose of the Art Club is to 
give the individual an outlet for ex- 
pressing himself ihrough art, the art 
instructor stated. An exhibit of the 
work done by the members will be held 
at the end of each quarter, according 
to Mr. Hampton. 

Members of the club are Julius 
Reeves. Alberlha James, Louise Phillips, 
Thelma James, Dorothy Bryant, Eunice 
Primus Thelma Strihling, Susie John- 
son. Mary Bivens. Jefferson Scruggs, 
Rosa Penn. Virginia James Sadie Car- 
ter, Willie Kent. Clarence Jordan. Pearl 
Smith, Talmadge Anderson, Clifford 
Bryant. Willie Scott, R. Clement Bol- 
den, and Mr. Hilliary R. Hatched, as- 
sociate professor of fine arts. 

See page four for story on 
Mr, Hampton. 

Students' Thinking in Class 
Studied By Chicago Professor 

924 Enrolled 
Fall Quarter 

The fall quarter enrollment is 924. 

according to Ben Ingersoll, Registrar, 
Mr. Ingersoll states that there are 287 
male day students, and 494 women 
day students. 

There are 39 male students enrolled 
as special trades students. Two male 
and seventeen female students attend 
Saturday classes. Eighty-five students 
attend evening classes. 49 of whom are 
men and 36 women. 

The total enrollment: 377 men, and 
547 women. 

According to Nelson R. Freeman, 
Veterans Counsellor, 120 veterans are 
enrolled. Veteran enrollment is at a 
minimum this year due to the expira- 
tion of the G. I. Bill for World War II 
veterans, staled Mr. Freeman. 

The maximum veteran enrollment at 
Savannah State was 555 in 1947, the 
Veterans Counsellor added. 

Chicago. (IP).— A survey of wha 
students actually ibink about in classes, 
conducted by Benjamin S. Bloom, as- 
sociate professor of education and ex- 
aminer in the College of the University 
of Chicago, reveals wide variations in 
thinking that takes place. 

The survey taken of students in five 
lecture classes and in thirty discussion 
groups showed that students spent 
almost two-thirds of their time thinking 
about the topic discussed or being lec- 
tured on. The remaining third of the 
lime their thoughts were irrelevant to 
the elasswork. 

In discussion classes, one-third oj 
the thinking is made up of trying to 
solve problems that come nut in the 
discussion. About a quarter oj the time 
is spent in thinking about people, in- 
cluding oneself and the danger oj being 
called on. In lectures, students spend 
forty per cent of the time merely fol- 
lowing the lecture, a different hind of 
thinking from the problem solving in- 
volved in discussion classes. 

Persons suffering from anxiety, ac- 
cording to tests, tended to think more 





going on in olass. 

The studies were made possible be- 
cause of a new technique, called stimu- 
lated recull, developed at the university 
within the lust two years. By playing 
tape recordings of classroom events 
within two days after class, students 
were able to recall 95 per cent of what 
went on. The recordings served as a 
stimulant to recalling their thoughts 
as well. 

Tips for instructors also come from 
the study. One suggests that the wise- 
crack or the telling phrase attracts loo 
much attention itself, distracts the 
student from ihe remainder of ihe 
lecture. Five minutes after such a 
phrase, students would vt ill be thinking 
about it, instead of what Ihe professor 
was trying to say. The instructor re- 
garded as antagonistic by the students, 
the one who disciplines the class into 
line, gets more attention from ihe 
students than do the ideas he presents. 
They spend more time thinking ahout 
him, less about what he says. 


Raymond Knight 
Voted Senior 

The classes of Savannah State have 
organized and officers have been elect- 
ed for the school year. The officers 
of the respective classes follow: 
^Senior class: Raymond Knight, pres- 
ident: John Walkins, vice-president; 
Acquilla Quatllcbaum, secretary" Ken- 
neth Evans, financial secretary; Arnett 

L^J-tinior class: Robert Merritt, presi- 
dent; John Byrd, vice-president; Mary 
Faison, secretary; Gloria Chishobn, 
treasurer; Nell Washington, reporter. 

iJSophomore class: Thomas Evans, 
presidentjtJnhn Johnson, vice president; 
Mary Bacon, secretary; Geneva Young, 
financial secretary; Mary Hagen. treas- 
urer; Robertia Glover, Clara Bryant, 
Odessa White, reporters. 

L^Ffeshman class: Gloria Spaulding, 
president: Doris Singleton, vice-presi- 
dent; Jacquelyn Tripp, assistant secre- 
tary ; Dclores Capers, secretary; Aud- 
rey Mumford, reporter. 

Class queens and attendants for 
Homecoming were as follows: 

vAfamie Davis, Columbus, reigned as 
"Miss Freshman." Her attendants 
were Doris Singleton, Savannah, and 
Constance Knight, Savannah. 

U^Miss Sophomore," Odessa White, is , 
a native of Savannah. Included in her 
retinue were Frances Howard, Alliens, 
and Helen Battiste, Savannah. 
^Representing the junior class were 
Laurine Williams, "Miss Junior," Black- 
shear; Ma'tie Cliffin. Savannah, and 
Jeanette Willis, Cairo. 
L^Lois Hines, a native of Savannah, 
served as "Miss Senior." Her attend- 
ants were Ruth Brown, Bainbridge, and 
Louise Phillips. Soperton. 

November, 1952 

ose Gortrell, 

i and h 

r attendants 


n, left, ond 

"Miss Savannoh Stale," center, displays her charming smile 
ride on (he tegol Hoot during the Homecoming parade 
Gloria Grimes Hank the throne. 

Pageantry, Coronation Ceremonies, 
Reunion Mark SSC Homecoming 

22,000 See Symbolic Parade 

"Cavalcade of America" was the /*' . , . ,,. , 

i « L men TJ • 1 / lllan clf, * S; L ° 1S HllK '*' Sen,0r claSE; 

theme of the 1952 Homecoming cele- I n „ , ■,■,. u ■■ »» . 

, , , , , / Geneva Hulino. Hill Hall; Mercedes 

bration, which featured u parade, cur- \ .',. „ v ' ., , D - ( . , -. 

Kelsev. Kappa Alpha rsi fraternity ; 

on.i.on, . _ football game, g^ ,„_ SigM g^, Rho 

.nd ■he annual Alwnnt mee.tng. \ ^^ od ^ mUe sopWmoI( , 

Pomp and pageantry marked the \ c i ass; Muriel Halten, Pyramid Club; 

Homecoming parade styled by specla- \ an( i M amu . Hart, Social Science Club. 

one oi the best in the College's V. j.^,, faUvilies ^ ull<Icrw . r , 

Rose Gortrell 
Reigns As Queen 

By Frank Prince 

Rose Cartrell who reigns as Miss 
Savannah State for 1952-53, is not only 
ihe College Queen, but is the sum total 
of a pleasing personality, a fine char- 
acter, and a good student. 

Miss Cartrell, a senior English ma- 
jor, is a native of Savannah. She is 
one of six daughters of Mr. and Mrs. 
Barnett Cartrell. 1007 West 41st street. 
She has spent most of her life hero 
in this beautiful seaport town. 

As a student in the city's public 
schools, she has always shown the char- 
acteristics of one who is talented. In 
1945, while a student at Cuyler Junior 
High -School, she was voted "Miss Cuy- 
ler." The preceding year she played 
the violin as a member of the school's 
Concert Band. 

"Miss Savannah Stale" has, from the 
age of four, shown great talent in play- 
ing the piano. Because of her talent | J~Jjjj 
at this lender age, she was dubbed a 
child prodigy. Miss Gartrcll has given 
several piano concerts over local radio 
stations. An unusual feature of Miss 
Cartrell's piano performances is that 
she plays by ear. 

Miss Cartrell enrolled at Savannah 
Stale in September, 1949. Her original 
ambition was to become a missionary, 
but she was so impressed by her high 
school English teacher that she changed 
her plans. 

Since becoming a student here, Miss 
Cartrell bus, in addition to her regular 
class duties, participated in many extra- 
curricular activities. Among them are 
the Cheering Squad and ihe Creative 
Dance Croup. 

After finishing Savannah Slate, the 
personable queen hopes to teach. She 
also intends to work toward the mus- 
ter's degree in English. 

A Methodist by faith, Miss Garlrell's 
hobbies are musical. When asked about 
her hobbies, she quickly responded, "I 
love good music and dancing." 

history. According to Wilton C. Scott, 
director of public relations, over 22,000 
people saw the parade. 

"Spirit of America" was depicted by 
the Cuyler Evening High School float, 
which won first prize among flouts, ac- 
cording to an announcement by Frank 
Thorpe, Homecoming committee chair- 
man, and Felix Alexis, parade chair- 
man. Second place honors for floats 
were awarded to the Home Economics 
Club and to Alpha Phi Alpha frater- 
nity. First prize for the best decorated 
car went to the Sigma Gamma Rho 
sorority. The General Alumni Associa- 
tion and Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity 
tied for second place. 

Reigning over the procession was 
the royal car bearing "Miss Savannah 
State," Rose Gartrell, and her attend- 
ants, Phoebe Robinson and Gloria 
^-""Oilier queens included Delores Perry, 
' Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity; *frs. Juan- 
ita Sapp Ash ford, General Alumni As- 
sociation; Millie Bell Linder, Delta 
Sigma Tin-la sorority; Lois Reeves, 
Omega Psi Phi fraternity; Myrticc 
James, Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority ; 
Elfleata Caskin, Zeta Phi Beta sorority- 
Phi Beta Sigma; Josie Troulman, Busi- 
ness Club; Miss Eunice Wright, Sa- 
vannah Alumni chapter; Rosabel Puslia, 
French Club; Willie Lou Wright, Ca- 
milla Hubert Hall; Mamie Davis, fresh- 

Ihe Athletic Field at 2:30. Half-time 
activities featured the skillful maneu- 
vers and martial rhythms of the fol- 
lowing bands: Powell Laboratory School 
Rhythm Band; Center High School 
Band, Waycross; William James High 
School Band, Stalesboro; and Wood- 
ville and Beach High School Bands, 
Savannah. The Powell Laboratory Band 
received trophies for their participation. 
The Homecoming Queen, Rose Car- 
trell, was escorted to the dais by Co- 
Captains Willie F. Johnson and Roscoe 
Brower. There, she and "Miss Alum- 
ni" were presented to President Payne. 
The Queen graciously accepted the in- 
scribed football presented her by the 
president. The various class and or- 
ganization queens were presented to 
Miss Gartrcll, and formed an honoring 
train for Her Majesty. 

According to Mr. Scott, over 150 
alumni attended the General Alumni 
Meeting held in the College Inn imme- 
diately after the game. Participating 
on the program were John W. Mc- 
Glockton, president; Norman Elmore, 
president of the Chatham County 
Teachers Association; Wilton C. Scott, 
director of public relations, who made 
the main address; and President Wil- 
liam K. Payne. President Payne em- 
phasized the College program in his 

Chaplain Speaks 
At Vespers 

The Reverend Robert A. Ayers, chap- 
lain of the University of Georgia, spoke 
on the topic, "Life Is What You Make 
It," during vesper services held in 
Meldrim Auditorium, October 26. 

Reverend Ayers said that there are 
three things man can do with life : 
"One, run from it, In that way you 
will never reach your goal. Two, run 
with it; and surely you will be defeat- 
ed. Three, run, and be the master of 
it — this alone is success." 

The chaplain ended his speech with 
litis thought: "Jesus said, 'Whosoever 
shall lose his life for my sake shall 
find it'." 

The audience participated in on in- 
terpretative service, "Faith of Our Fa- 
there." The College Choir, directed 
by Profcssoi L. Allan Pyke, rendered 
two selections, "Alleluia" and "Co 
Down, Death." 

Staff Headed By 
Journalism Class 

The class in English 410, Journalism, 
has taken over many of the editorial 
ami business responsibilities of The 
Tiger's Roar for this quarter. 

The staff is as follows: 

Editor-in-chief, Annie Crace Bussey; 
managing editor, Frank Prince; news 
editor, Dorothy Bess; assistant news 
edilor, Wbelder Bannamon; copy editor, 
Rose G. Vann; exchange editor Miriam 
Baeote; feature editor, Nathan Dell; 
make-up editor, Clarence Lofton; assist- 
ant in make-up, Martha Edwards; so- 
ciety edilor, Margaret Willz; assistant 
society editor, Myrlice James; sports 
edilor, Johnny P. Jones; assistant sports 
editor James Douse. 

Reportorial staff: Annie Mae Hen- 
derson, Thelma Williams. Bemitho 
Washington, Earl Matthews. Fannie 
Lewis, Phophcl Dean Mitchell, Herme. 
niu Mobley, Hazel Collier, James Gib- 
bons. Thelma Williams. 

Business staff: Eorl Brown. William 
Woods, Thomas Locke, Dennis Wil- 
liams. Johnnie Johnson. 




November, 1952 


When the weary Pilgrams first landed on the shore of this land 
we call America, they had no premonition of the great Thanksgiving 
celebrations which were to come. After much misfortune, they finally 
succeeded in setting the pace for our great American heritage. After 
having triumphed over many obstacles, they set aside a day on which 
they would thank God for the success which the had achieved. 

Today, Americans everywhere pause to give thanks to God on 
Thanksgiving Day. As Americans, we have many things for which to 
be thankful. We are groteful to God for life, for liberty, and for 
the pursuit of happiness. Americans are grateful for the supreme law 
of the land which guarantees freedom of speech, of the press, and of 
religion. To God we give thanks for being ablt to pursue trie ob- 
jectives of our choice without political domination. 

Thanksgiving Day is one on which we should abandon our daily 
routine and dedicate some time to reminiscence. By engaging in the 
process of remembrance, we relive our past. Those vivid moments of 
the past again become real to us. Not until then do we realize how 
numerous our blessings have been, and the many reasons for which 
we should thank God. Of course, there will be moments of despair, 
as well as moments of pleasure. But we should pause and ask our- 
selves the question: What is life except a series of misfortunes and 
triumphs? It is a combination of the two which makes life challenging 
and worth living. 

After having considered the essence of life, we should find a 
greater cause for which to give thanks to God. 

Dorothy M. Bess 

The Church: A Living Influence 

By Rose E. Curl ret I Vann 

The must important function of ihe church is to provide a place 
for worship. Through worship, people are brought closer to God. 
Church music, readings, prayers, and services are aids to worship. A 
good sermon, well expressed, will direct the thoughts and emotions of 
the congregation toward better things of life. 

The church inspires people to do right and avoid wrong. It urges 
people In live according to the highest ideals of conduct. To develop 
in every person a righteous character is one of the most important aims 
of the church. The church emphasizes the higher, nobler, and purer 
things of life. "People are like clocks." they need to be wound up to 
keep true to the better things of life. 

When times are very trying, church attendance helps us to 
strengthen our ideals. In times of trouble the teachings of the church 
give us faith and courage to carry on in spite of our difficulties. Even 
though all people are not members of the church, and do not attend 
its services, all are influenced indirectly by the church. 

The church's constant emphasis on ideals of honesty, fair play. 
kindness, helpfulness, and justice is sure to have an effect on the life 
of the entire community and the nation. 


Information given in the Savannah Slate College (then Georgia 
State Industrial College) catalogue for the year 1907 reveals a number 
of interesting facts. 

According to this catalogue, no scholarships were offered that 
year. The faculty desired lo secure 832.00 per student, "from philan- 
thropic persons," for those deserving students who could not meet their 
financial obligations. 

Compare this with the Scholarship Drive that is being sponsored 
this year by the Savannah State Alumni Association, ana 1 with the fact 
that our present catalogue lias the following regarding scholarships: 
"A limited number of special scholarships are available lo selected 
students who meet the required standards of scholastic merit, high 
character, general promise, and superior achievement in certain specific 
areas oj the College program." 

\An 1007, each (Georgia ) Savannah State College student was 
n fifteen days after he entered school. 
th regulations prohibiting card playing 

required to buy a uniform withi 
bThe old catalogue also set fc 
and the use of tobacco. 

Being on the level has helped many a man to win an uphill fight. 

You can take a man out of the country, hut you cant take the 
country out of the man. 

When it comes to cooking up a scheme so many of them are half- 

The family car is part of the home, says a writer. It is probably 
lived in more than the home. 

An Optimist is a person who thinks he can build an addition to 
his home at a low figure. 


By Nancy Kimhruugh Slack 

Loneliness is a state I know. 

It follows me wherever I go. 

I thought I had escaped its haunt- 
ing gra^p. 

I felt safe, contented, and loved 
at last. 

Tonight I sit upon a silent hill. 
And force my lonely heart to keep 

Self accusation will bring no 

It's time for realities to begin 
And daydreams to cease. 

Stand not with me in these cold, 

sunless morns. 
Loneliness lias taken away all of 

my promised dawns. 


Among the new books added 
to the library collection this year 
are the following: 

Tomorrow Never Comes 

By Doris A. Sanders 
It lias been written by sages, 
And it has been sung in songs. 
Don't put off today for tomorrow. 
For tomorrow never comes. 

If you have a problem to tackle, 
Or some duty you must perform, 
Do it today, not tomorrow. 

For tomorrow never comes. 

Gladys Schmitt, Confessors of 
the Name; Arthur Koesller. Arrow 
in the Blue; Nevil Shute. The Far 
Country; Alvln Johnson, Pioneer's 
Progress; Thomas Nelson. The Re- 
vised Standard Version of The 
Holy Bible; Joe Knox, The Little 
Benders; Gertrude Stein, Mrs. 
Reynolds; Lawrence Schoonover, 
The Quick Brown Fox; Erskine 
Caldwell, A Lamp for Nightfall; 
and Pearl S. Buck, The Hidden 

The Roving 

By Hermenia Mob ley 

Do you think chapel attendance 
should be compulsory? 

"The cultural development of 
an individual depends on his in- 
tellect, interest, and attitude. Since 
some students are not exposed to 
certain cultural things at home, 
they will not attempt to develop 
this aspect of their education un- 
less they are encouraged to do so. 
or sometimes forced to do so. 
Therefore. I think that chapel at- 
tendance should be compulsory." 
Elizabeth Haynes 

rjphapel attendance should not 
be compulsory. I don't think men 
and women in college should be 
compelled to do anything, fur when 
a person is old enough to come 
to college be is usually old enough 
to decide, with a bit of guidance, 
what he should do or what he 
should attend. If chapel pro- 
grams are made interesting and 
inspiring, the student will go 
without being compelled." 

Agnes Bess 
l^Kiion't think chapel should be 
compulsory for the mere fact that 
we. as college students, should be 
self-reliant, diligent, and trust- 
worthy. If we have these charac- 
teristics we should not be com- 
pelled to do anything, but we will 
do only those things which are 

Ellen Manning 
Vneing a college student I think 
it is unnecessary to compel one 
to attend chapel. I think any col- 
lege student would want to keep 
up with the daily changes or the 
activities which are carried on in 
the college. By attending chapel 
without being compelled, one gets 
more out of chapel programs than 
if he were compelled to attend. 
If programs are interesting, it 
would be unnecessary to compel 
students to go to chapel." 

Henry Praylo 

Yes, the majority of the students 
would not be present if chapel 
were not compulsory. 

Miriam Baeote 

The chapel programs should be 
so well planned so as to hold the 
interest of the students. Then 
they would not have to be com- 
pulsory. Whether students should 
attend chapel is left up to the stu- 
dents. After all. college is sup- 
posed to be an adult institution. 
where men and women make their 
own discussions. Rose M. Vann 

Chapel attendance should be 
compulsory in order for students 
to obtain a wider scope of ideas 
and values. James T. Gibbons 

Yes. I think attendance regula- 
tions relative lo chapel programs 
should remain as they are. They 
have proved to be effective for 
many reasons which have been 
explained. John Wat kins 

I do not think that chapel at- 
tendance should be compulsory. 
The programs should be so chal- 
lenging that students will go on 
their own free will and enjoy them 
so much they'll go every week. 
Carolyn L. Walker 


By Nathan Dell 

Books in Review 

By Martha L. Edwards 
Stranger and Alone. J. Saunders 
Redding. Harcourt. Brace and 
Company. New York. 1950. 

The novel. Stranger and Alone. 
is based on the life of Shelton 
Howden. a Negro who is malad- 
justed, frustrated, and emotionally 
upset. Howden suffers from a 
complex which causes him to feel 
isolated, and which causes other 
students at his college to misunder- 
stand and dislike him. For a long 
time intensely anti-racial, Howden 
carries a chip on his shoulder 
until he meets Valerie Tillet. who 
helps him to adjust to the other 
students and to his college environ- 

The author has uniquely exem- 
plified how an individual may nor- 
mally adjust himself to society 
through understanding. The story 
also points out the fact that some 
people tend to live in the "night- 
marc of race." 

Cool shadows creep . . . 

The sun sinks behind the hills . . . 

The noises of day fade into the shadows . . . 
And, like a thin fog. twilight 
Silently closes in. . . . 

Twilight at autumn. . , . Time hangs suspended on the brink of that 
dim chasm which separates day and night. ■ . . A- flock of birds dip 
their wings in salute to the fast dying sun. and are swallowed up by the 
abyss. . . . The rich golden colors of autumn lose their brilliance as 
the shadows embrace them. ... I fill my lungs with pine-scented 
air. ... I walk. . . . The soft carpet of grass that floors the valley 
makes a swooshing sound as it gives under the weight of my steps. . . . 

Twilight deepens ... a nightingale whistles a love lay. ... In 
a moment the woods are deathly still. . . . The silence is almost audible. 
and then it is broken by the trilling song of the answering mate. . . . 
Through the trees, square patches of golden light peer unhlinkingly at 
me like so many eyes. . . . 

Two small children and a dog leap agilely across the path, following 
a little road that leads to a small house off to the right. . . . Shuffling 
behind them at about fifty paces is an old man whose steps are very 
slow and uncertain. . . . His back is a curving arch, and he walks as if 
a great weight is tied around his neck. ... He takes a hook-shaped 
pipe from Ins mouth and blows a great cloud of smoke into the air. and 
with a '/Howdy, young fellow," passes on. ... He reaches the yard, 
opens a sagging gate and enters. ... As I watch him begin to mount 
the steps. I think of a song that begins. "All things come home at 
eventide." . . . High up in a tree the last of a flock of birds settles in 
its nest. . . . The door bangs shut behind the ohl man. . . . 

I walk on until I reach a narrow stream upon whose hanks I sit 
down with my back against a tree. . . . The shadows are very deep 
now. . . . The stream bubbles softly and disappears around the bend. 
... 1 compose a lay to the dusk. . . . 

"How beautiful is the dusk. ... Its blue-gray shadows so thin . . . 
and yet so deep. ... Its breezes so cool and yet so soft. ... Its stars 
so pale, and yet so bright. . . . How beautiful, how glorious is the dusk." 

From an open window not far away, the enchanting melody of 
Debussey's "Claire de Lune" drifts like smoke through the thick woods. 
. , . High above the trees a thin crescent moon pronounces the benedic- 
tion of the day. . . . 


Vol. VI, No. 1 

November, 1952 

Published six times per year by the students of Savannah State 
College. Member: The Intercollegiate Press, The Associated Collegiate 

Advertising Rate: One dollar per column inch. 

Managing Editor Frank Prince 

News Editor . Dorothy Bess 

Copy Editor . Rose G. Vann 

Art and Make-up Editor Clarence Lofton 

Sports Editor Johnny P. Jones 

Business Manager ... Earl Brown 

Typist Roberlia Glover 

Advisor Luetta B. Colvin 


November, 1952 





Mr. ami Mrs. Emanuel A. Bertram! 
announce the birth of u son, Andre 
Emilr, October 16, at Charily Hospital. 
Mr. Bertram) is comptroller. 

Mr. and Mrs. Rlanlon E. Black an- 
nouncc the birth of a daughter, Lynetlc 
Elaine, October 18. at Charity Hospi- 
tal. Mrs. Black will he remembered 
as the former Miss Ruby Childcrs. Mr. 
Black is assistant profes-or of social 

Mr. and Mrs. William J. Holloway 
announce the birlh of a daughter. Ar- 
netlu Jinmierson, October 20, at Char- 
ity Hospital. Mr. Holloway is director 
of student personnel ami associate pro- 


of s 

ial s 


Minnie Harley Named 
Zeta President 

Officers of the Rho Beta chapter of 
tile Zeta Phi Beta sorority arc Minnie 
Harley, president; Beaut ine Baker, vice- 
president; Aquilla Quattlebaum. secre- 
lary; Lottie Tolherl, treasurer; El flea t a 
Caskiri, reporter; and Lois Hincs, chap- 
lain. Mrs. Ella W. Fisher is advisor. 

Tin- objects of Zeta are to foster the 
ideals of sisterhood, scholarship, service, 
and womanhood. Zeta is affiliated with 
the National Pan-Hellenic Council, and 
the National Council of Negro Women. 

The annual Drives of Zeta are to 
help the Tuberculosis Association, the 
Infantile Paralysis Drive, the Commu- 
nity Chest, the Crippled Children Drive, 
and the United Negro College Fund. 

Thi- year, the chapter is planning a 
number of social affairs, including the 
annual Spring Formal. 

JFhespians To Present 
"Sacred Flame" Dec. 12 

Mrs. Ethel J. Campbell, director of 
dramatics, announces that W. Somerset 
Maugham's "The Sacred Flame" will 
be presented by the Dramatics Club on 
December 12. 

Mr-. Campbell stated that a group of 
one-act plays will be presented on Jan- 
uary 16. 1953. During the spring quar- 
ter, the group hopes to produce one of 
Shakespeare's great dramas, or a famed 
seventeenth play, according to the di- 

How To Graduate 
The Plagiary Way 

tACP) — Princeton University admin- 
istrators discovered last week that two 
members of the 1952 graduating class 
forged their senior theses in "one of 
the most flagrant examples of plagiar- 
ism" ever attempted at Princeton. 

Both men, members of the English 
and Modern Languages department, 
were iound to have -ubmitled almost 
exact copies of master's theses stolen 
from the Columbia University library 
last winter . When faced with the evi- 
dence, both admitted the work was not 
their own, but denied outside help or 
having paid for the theses. 

No disciplinary measures have been 
announced. Two years ago there were 
numerous reports of New York agents 
receiving up to S700 for the forging 
of theses for Princeton seniors. 

Kappas Pay Honor 
To Scrollers 

Comma Chi chapter of the Kappa 
Alpha Psi fraternity was host to the 
members of the Scrollers Club, on 
Wednesday night, October 15. at the 
home of James Mackey, newly elected 
Kappa polemarch. 

The entertainment consisted of an in- 
formal stag, spiced with games, music, 
fraternity songs, and a buffet supper. 

Those present were Scrollers Samson 
Frazicr, Ellis Meeks, James Murray, 
Daniel Burns. Archie Robinson. Dennis 
Williams Ezra Merrit Ebbie Brazile, 
James Curtis, Charles Jordan, James 
Collier, and Robert Denegal. 

Brothers present were James Staple- 
ton, vice-polemarch ; James Densler. 
keeper of records; Earl Brown, his- 
torian; Oscar Dillard, strategus; Semon 
Monroe, dean of pledges; James Mac- 
key, polemarch; James Zachary, and 
Mr. John Camper, advisor. 


By Johnny Paul Jones 

Athletic Director Theodore A. Wright and Head Coach John 
Martis form a team of hard-working, untiring workers who love 
athletics and live with llie competition it fosters. The Savannah State 
Athletic department tries to develop real men and women who will 
contribute to the welfare of the race, the nation, and the world. 

The student athletes arc taught the fundamentals of football, 
basketball, and track. The athletic slaff expects these young men and 
women to use these fundamentals in later life as they go out into the 
world to become useful citizens. 

The SSC Alumni Association has an obligation to these young men 
and women who give of their time and efforts to bring glory and 
honor to our Alma Mater. 

Graduation and the Korean conflict have taken their toll of the 
athletic program at State. The Alumni Association needs to do some 
spade work among the boys and girls in high schools in every city 
where there are Savannah State graduates. 

The Association eould sponsor Scholarship aid programs for 
deserving athletes and musicians. (A good band is conducive to a 
good athletic program.) 

This would give SSC the comeback in hand and athletic standing 
that its supporters dream about. 

The Gl Bill: 
No Free Rides 

(ACPI— The new CI bill is tougher 
than the old one. A veteran now must 
declare his major as soon as he enters 
school, and he's entitled to just one 
change during his college career. 

And the change is not easy to get. 
The vet has to show he is not guilty 
of misconduct, neglect or lack ol appli- 
cation. Then he must take a battery 
of tests. If he gets through unscathed. 
be can change bis major. 

Here are the main points in the new 
bill: The veteran will be paid a lump 
sum each month. Out of this sum 
he must pay tuition and all other 
expenses. Tuition payments generally 
run about one-third of his total allol- 

It's up to the campus vet's instruc- 
tors to turn in monthly progress reports 
to the Veterans Administration. Serious 
trouble can result if these reports are 
delayed or if they are not turned in by 
the instructors. 


Sigmas To Give 
Spring Formal 

"Sigma's activities for the present 
school year are few," stated Joe H. 
Lang, president of the Gamma Zeta 
chapter of Phi Beta Sigma fraternity. 

Among the limited activities to be 
sponsored is s Spring Formal. Mr. 
Lang said that the Formal will be the 
first to be sponsored by Sigma. 

Pan-Hellenic Council 
Elects Officers 

The Pan-Hellenic Council met Octo- 
ber 27. in Boggs Hall. The following 

officers were elected for the year: pres- 
ident, Arnelt Anderson; vice-president, 
Phoebe Robinson; recording secretary, 
Carolyn L. Walker; corresponding secre- 
tary. Lillian Jackson; treasurer, Acquil- 
la Quattlebaum; reporter. Earl Brown. 
Mr. Robert Long, chairman of the 
department of business, is advisor for 
the Pan-Hellenic Council. 

AKAs To Present 
Play December 3 

The Gamma Upsilon chapter of the 

■\lpha Kappa Alpha sorority has been 
organized for the year of 1952. The 
officers are: president. Jean Miller; 
vice president, Jewell Culler; recording 
secretary, Phoebe Robinson; treasurer; 
Beverly Ann Brown; financial secre- 
tary, Jennie Hamilton Collier; reporter, 
Virginia Jame*; and dean of pledges, 
Myrtice James. 

Miss Miller, the president, stated that 
purposes of the sorority are: "to pro- 
mole scholarship, promote leadership, 
promote fine womanhood, and promote 
unity among women." In addition, the 
president said, the sorority anticipates 
having a play, December 3, entitled, 
"The Girl With Two Faces." They also 
plan a Spring Formal, which is lo be a 
very elaborate affair. They anticipate a 
chapel program sometime after Christ- 
mas, and as of now, they arc working 
on a Chrislmas project. 

10 Easy Gambits 

ACP)— Here are "10 Ways to Get 
Through College Without Even Try- 
ingli" as written in Pageant magazine 
by Prof. Robert Tyson of Hunter 

1. Bring the professor newspaper 
clippings dealing with bis subject. If 
you don't find clippings dealing with 
his subject, bring clippings at random. 
He thinks everything deals with his 

2. Look alert. Take notes eagerly. 
If you look at your watch, don't stare 
at it unbelievingly and shake it. 

3. Nod frequently and murmur "'How 
true!" To you, this seems exagger- 
ated, To him, it's quite objective. 

4. Sit in front, near him. (Applies 
only if you intend lo stay awake). . . . 

5. Laugh at his jokes You can 
tell. If he looks up from his notes 
and smiles expectantly, be has told a 

6. Ask for outside reading. Yoh 
don't have lo read it. Just ask. 

7. If you must sleep, arrange to be 
called at the end of the hour. It cre- 
ates an unfavorable impression if (he 
rest of the class has left and you sit 
there alone, dozing. 

8. Be sure the book you read during 
the lecture looks like a hook from ihe 
course. If you do math in psychology 
class and psychology in malh class, 
match the books for size and color. 

9. Ask any questions you think be 
can answer. Conversely, avoid announc- 
ing that you have found the answer to 
a question he couldn't answer, and in 
your younger brother's second reader 
at that. 

10. Call attention lo his writing. 
Produces an exquisitely pleasant ex- 
perience connected with you. If you 
know he's written a hook or an article, 
ask in class if he wrote it. 

Park Seminor 
Course Tries 

Parkville, Mo.— (IP)— A seminar 
course for seniors in the Social Sci- 
ences division at Park College this 
year features the interchange of de- 
part mental methods and techniques. 
This experimentation in General Edu- 
cation is expected to result in the 
construction of a common terminology 
as well as a broader understanding of 
ihe contributions of the several disci- 
plines to problem solving in life areas 
of mutual concern. 

Students have urged such a course 
almost from the time the divisional 
major wa< inaugurated in December, 
1948. The course for the new academic 
year will consist of fourteen topics of 

by the entire -taff. Most departments 
are vested with I be primary responsi- 
bility for the pre-enUtion of two lopics 
anil share secondary responsibility for 
others. Students will actively partici- 
pate in the bi-monthly sessions. 

The following topics will be dealt 
with in the order named: Facts, Gen- 
eralizations, Hypothoses; Influence of 
Folkways and Mores in the Determi- 
nation of a Culture Pattern; Effects of 
the industrial Resolution; Puritanism. 
Pragmatism and Liberal Christianity: 
Democracy; Liberal Arta vs. General 
Education; Measurement in the Social 
Sciences; Indices of Social Organiza- 
tion; Population Problems; Laissez 
(aire versus the Welfare Slate, and 
Business Cycles. 

SSC Bows to 
M'House In 
Homecoming Tilt 

The Tigers fell before the Morehouse 
Maroon Tigers, 7-2. in the Homecoming 
gridiron contest, witnessed by 5,000 
partisan fans, November 7. The first 
half saw Savannah Slale roll up 110 
yards rushing and passing but failing 
to score. Morehouse moved down to 
the Savannah State three, hut failed to 
score before the half. 

Charles Cozart, freshman back from 
Rockwood, Tennessee, proved to be the 
star of the game as he unlinibered his 
arm and passed for 20 and 30 yards 
at a lime for SSC. 

When Morehouse kicked off for the 
second half, Roscoe Brewer returned 
the kick back ten yards. Cozart passed 
for 20 yards lo move the ball up lo the 
fifty, and Captain Willie Frank John- 
son moved the ball to the Morehouse 
50. Four plays later, Claudie Roberts 
attempted to kick a field goal from 
Ihe 25 but it was wide. 

Morehouse look the ball on the 20 
and failed to gain. State look over, 
bui was penalized for roughness, 15 
yards, and again for off side. Cozart 
again unlinibered his passing arm and 
hit McDaniel for 20 yards. On the 
next play, Cozart passed again for 20. 
After Ihe SSC Tigers moved into More 
house's territory, ihey failed to score, 
and Morehouse took over. After the 
ball bad changed several limes as the 
two evenly matched teams failed to 
develop the power necessary 1 to carry 
thm over the goal line. Morehouse 
passed to the end zone to end the 
scoreless game. The extra point was 
good and Morehouse led in the last five 
minutes of the game, 7-0. 

On the kick-off, Claudie Roberts re- 
turned ihe ball to the 35. Cozart passed 
to Collier to move ihe ball to the More- 
house 35. On the next play, a More- 
house player intercepted a pass thrown 
by Claudie Roberts and was tackled 
behind the goal line to give SSC a 

Wallops State, 67-0 

The Bethune-Cookman Wildcats ran 
up a total of six first downs and 427 
yards rushing, to defeat the SSC Tigers, 
67-0. before a home crowd of 3,000. 
under the lights at Savannah. 

Wallace Rasberry, Clayd Sanders, and 
William O'Parrow combined running, 
passing, and kicking to overpower the 
inexperienced, predominantly freshman 
Savannah team. Leonard Sims, 150 lb. 
freshman back from the Wayne County 
High School. Jesup, was ihe ouistand- 
ing player for Stale. Sims picked up 
138 yards rushing for the Tigers. 

Captain Willie Frank Johnson played 
his usual game, putting all the effort 
and spirit possible into the clash. Add- 
ing support were William Weather- 
spoon, Charlie Cozart, James Ashe, 
Claudie Roberts, and John "Big Bruis- 
er" Johnson. Johnson, 255 lb. tackle, 
got going by making several spectacu- 
lar plays in throwing Wildcat ball car- 
riers for a loss. 

The Tiger passing attack failed to 
produce a touchdown, but the young 
team showed potentialities of coming 

Elizabeth City 
Takes Victory 

Elizabeth City, Uct. 4.— The smooth 
sailing Pirates of Elizabeth City Teach- 
ers College topped the SSC Tigers be- 
fore a capacity crowd of approximately 
1600 strongly partisan fans, on October 
4, with a score of 31-0. The SSC team, 
composed mainly of freshmen, was out- 
classed in every area except punting. 

Lee Bolh, PirHle back, drew blood 
on an off-lacklc run of ten yards to 
score. The kick was wide and the 
score stood at 6-0. 

Just before the half ended ihe Pirates 
struck again with a pass play from 
Davis to Randall in the same zone. The 
half ended 12-0 in favor of Elizabeth 

SSC backs, Claudie Roberts and 
Charlie Co/art showed fire in their first 
college game. Merrill and Weather- 
spoon also stood out for Slale. 

'Bama Hornets 
Get Revenge 

MONTGOMERY, Oct. 10,-The Ala- 

bama State Hornets, seeking revenge 
for last year's defeat by the Tigers, out- 
scored the Tigers-in a running, passing 
game, 34-7, before a crowd of nearly 
2,000 in the Hornet Stadium, at Mont- 

'Bama State struck five limes by air 
and ground and scored a safety, while 
SSC's lone tally was on a pass play 
from Claudie Roberts lo Walter Cook. 
The point after touchdown was on a 
pass from Charlie Cozart to L. J. Mc- 
Daniel. Roscoe Brower and William 
Weatherspoon played a fine game for 
Savannah, and Captain Willie Frank 
Johnson proved to be a throw-back to 
ihe old "sixty-minute man" in football. 

While Captain Johnson was the out- 
standing player for SSC, Sampson 
Collon, Clarence Seldon, and Cornell 
Torrence proved lo he the 'Bama State 
victory combination. 

Morris Defeats 
SSC Tigers 

Morris College defeated the SSC 
Tigers, 37-0, before 2,000 fans at the 
Savannah State Athletic Field, October 
17. Savannah State outplayed the SEAC 
champions, but Morris scored on a 
68-yard drive by Eddie Johnson al the 
half. The extra point was no good. 

Johnson scored the second tally for 
the winners. Other scores were made 
by Lou Huckett. who counted twice. 
The final marker was scored on a pass, 
Jack Hill to Smith Payne. Sam Joser 
kickeil ihe extra point. 

Backs Claudie Roberts. Frank John- 
son, James Collier, and Roscoe Brower, 
and lineman Randy Cilbert starred for 

tACP)— Football coaches will no 
longer double as entertainers, accord- 
ing to the new code of elhics laid down 
last winter by the American Football 
Coaches Association. The code must 
be approved at this winter's meeting. 

From then on, says the Association, 
it will be unethical for coaches to "pick 
weekly game winners or to participate 
in football polls or rating systems ..." 
and lo "show movies of critical plays 
lo sportscaslers, sportswritcrs, alumni 
and the puhlic which may incite them 
to label officials as incompelent. ..." 

LINE-UP IN ACTION SHOT. Left to right. Walter Cook, end; Morvin Piltmon, tackle; ■- 
Lester Dovis, guard; ftondoll Gilbert, tenter; Richard Hockelt guord; John L. Johnson, 
tackle; James Collier, end. Backfiold, lett to right, Willie Frank Johnson, right halfback; 
Claudie Robert), quorlerbock; Willfom Wealhenpoon, fullback- and Roscoe Brower left 


Page 4 

New Art Instructor, P 
Has Placed Works in 

J. Hampton 


November. 1952 

Phillip J. Hamplon, instructor in art, lias studied at some of the leading 
litutions in the country. Among idem are Kansas Stale College, Drake 

University, and Kansas City Art Institute. Mr. 
of fine aris degree from llic laller institution. 
fine arts degree from the same institul 
llie Kansas City University. 

A native of Kansas City. Missouri. 
Mr. Hampton has served three years 
in the armed services, two and one half 
of which were spent in the ETO. 

During: his sophomore year in col- 
lege, Mr. Hamplon won honorable men- 
tion in the Latham Foundation Inter- 
nationa! Poster Contest. He has plated 
exhibits in the, Mid-American Second 
Annual Exhibition, held at Nelson Gal- 
lery aj Art. Some oj his ivorks were 
exhibited twice at the jirst and second 
Annual Exhibition at St. Augustine's 
Episcopal Church, in Kansas City. 

Mr. Hampton modestly admits that 
the famed author. Roi Ollley. has one 
of his paintings among his private 

He is a member of the College Art 
Association, and lias been instrumental 
in organizing an Art Club at Savannah 
Stale. Mr. Hampton plans i- institute 
a new course next quarter. Drawing 
and Composition. "The rout-.' will em- 
body chiefly drawing, painting, and 
design, and will he offered as an elec- 
tive course." the talented artist stated. 

This is Mr. Hampton's first lime 
in this section of the country and he 
indicates that he likes Savannah very 
much. He (eels that "the campus is 
rather picturesque from an aesthetic 

i received the bachelor 
awarded the master of 

tidying toward this degree also at 

Junior Press 
Takes Over 
In New Show 

Screening TV 

By Merrill P»niit 


a good 




such an 

Every so often — not too 
someone in Philadelphia gets 
idea for a TV program and 
to carry it off. Ruth Ger 
Junior Press Conference I Si 
11:30 A. M.. Channel ) 

To be utterly frank (and there's no 
sense in being frank without being utter 
about it) the show is a direct takeoff 
on Meet the Press, Miss Hagy is a 
slightly more personable — on TV at 
least— Martha Roundtree. Her guests 
are national figures willing to be put 
on the spot. The switch is that Junior 
Press Conference's questioner) are col- 
lege newspaper reporters instead of 
their more experienced and blase col- 
leagues from the metropolitan dailies. 
A Healthy Thing 

The "yoot" of America, heretofore 
the personal properly of John (Ox) 
DaGrosa, thus are given an opportunity 
to conduct an inquisition in their own 
articulate, if somewhat rambunctious 
fashion. It makes for good television, 
asideaside from the fad that it's a 
darned healthy thing for all of us. 

Occasionally we have seen Theo- 
dore Granik and his Youth Wants to 
Know program in Philadelphia. Granik 
fills a studio with 50 high school boys 
and girls and lets them fire questions 
at such interesting people as Governor 
Dewey and Rudolph Halley. Unfortu- 
nately, because of the large number 
of quizzers, the questions have to be 
pretyy well set in advance and there's 
little lime to develop a subject ade- 
A Free-For-AU 

Junior Press Conference, by u>ing the 
Meet the Press format, is more of a 
free-for-all. And since the questioners 
arc college rather than high school 
students, they are equipped with more 
background and, if possible, more ten- 
acity. Lost Sunday's junior Lawrence 
Spivaks included lads from Penn ami 
North Carolina, and girls from North- 
western and Beaver. Their victims 
were Senator and Mrs. Estes Kefauver. 

Their subject was "Corruption" as 
it relates to the current political cam- 
paign, but the Senator found himself 
talking about such matters as Senator 
Sparkman's voting record on civil rights 
measures. Governor Stevenson's accept- 
ance of support from Jake Arvey and 
President Truman, Dwighl D. Eisen- 
hower's plan lo visit Korea, and why 
he, Senator Kefauver, wasn't nominated 
at Chicago. 

. . . MR, HAMPTON 


He staled that he hopes to have a 

chance to "record some of tin- campus 
scenes artistically." 

Mr. Hampton is married and has one 

Senator Neglected 

Not thai the corruption issue was 
forgotten. Indeed the questioners 
found themselves answering one an- 
other at one point and the Senator 
and his pretty wife were all but neg- 
lected in the hot interchange between 
the gentleman from North Carolina and 
the very determined young lady from 
Heaver College. 

Miss Hagy, if I may venture a small 
criticism, talks too much hut not often 
enough. Her introductions could be 
shorter, and her infrequent interrup- 
tions to get the show back on subject 
should be condensed into fewer words. 
It might be a good idea lo have a little 
more discipline on the program, too — 
with the questioners looking to her for 
recognition instead of speaking directly 

i the f 


Near Anonymity 

The students operated last Sunday 
in near anonymity, the audience catch- 
ing their names at the outset, but 
having no other means of identifying 
them other than their little desk signs 
which carried the names of their col- 
leges. At one point Senator Kefauver 
himself addressed Nell Cayley of Beaver 
College as "Miss Beaver." 

TV audiences have a wide choice 
of discussion programs in which ex- 
perts lake basic aspects of politics for 
granted and spend most of their time 
on fine points. It's refreshing lo hear 
a question like, "But what can I do 
myself, as an individual, about corrup- 
tion in Government?" as wc heard 
Sunday from Patricia McGwire of 
Northwestern University, 

The Philadelphia Inquirer Tuesday. 
October 28. 1952. 

(Editor's Note. Students desiring 
particulars about the "The Junior Press 
Conference," new TV program, should 
contact the editor.) 

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By Margaret B. Wiltz 

Johnnie Mao Cruise, of Screven 
County, the daughter of Mr. and Mr>. 
Earnest Cruise, was born on May 23. 
1933. There are eight children in her 
family, two boys and sia girls. 

Johnnie Mae attended Harris, a pub- 
lic school, for two years, after which 
she became totally blind. For nine 
years she attended the Georgia Acad- 
emy for the Blind, in Macon. 

"Miss Josephine Johnson, a teacher 
at the Academy, was my favorite teach- 
er, for she helped me adjust to the 
new siluation," said Johnnie Mae,. 

Mrs, Ed Fisher, a summer student, 
influenced Johnnie Mae in selecting 
Savannah State College. "I came here 
because I like secrelarial work. How- 
ever. 1 ant more interested in music." 
the personable coed added. 

When asked about her adjustment 
lo college life, Johnnie Mae said, "The 
classes are fine ami I do not find them 
loo difficult because I memorize well. 
In fact I depend on my memory for 

Miss Cruise, whose hobbies include 
collecting classical records, stated that 
two of her most interesting experience- 
were playing for the Lounge Club in 
Macon, and traveling alone to visit her 
aunl who lives in Miami. 

"The students at Savannah State are 
wonderful," asserted Miss Cruise. She 
interprets the campus as a circle, with 
many heauiiful Irees, laden with moss, 
with a beautiful lawn, and fine 


Johnnie Mae's plans for the future 
include a job, traveling, and marriage. 

Miss Cruise staled that she has no 
regrets because of her handicap. She 
said that her other senses are very 
acute, and that she can feel beauty in 
what some might call ugly; she can 
smell the sweetness of a pancake. 

"I can visualize many things," llie 
alert coed said. 

$500.00 Contest 
Open To 

A chance lo win $50(3.00 in prizes 
is olfered lo undergraduate students 
throughout the country' by the Associa- 
tion of Petroleum Re-Refiners. Wash- 
ington, D. C. Contestants arc invited 
to submit papers on the subject, "The 
Advantages of Re Refined Oil," Verne 
T. Worthington, president of the Associ- 
ation announced last week. 

Purpose of the contest, according to 
Worthington, is to further research on 
the re-cycling of a vital natural resource 
in the interests ol oil conservation. He 
explained tit at bibliography on the sub- 
ject is somewhat limited and another 
of the purposes of the contest is to 
stimulate original research on the sub- 
ject of the recycling of once-used lubri- 
cating oil. 

Students desiring to enter the contest 
may secure a lisl of companies engag- 
ing in re-refining of oil and a summary 
of available data by writing to: The 
Association of Petroleum Re-Refiners, 
1917 Eye Street, N. W., Washington 6, 
D. C. Manuscripts must be no shorter 
than 1000 words and no longer than 
2000 words in length and be submitted 
to the Association's Contest Commit- 
tee postmarked no later than Decem- 
ber 31, 1952. 


First prize will be S250.00. second 
prize, SIOO.OO with three other prizes 
of $50.00 each. 

Conservation Program 
Expanded at Yale 

New Haven, Conn. (7.P.1— Yale Uni- 
versity is expanding into the under- 
graduate level its graduate Conserva- 
lion Program started iwo years ago. 
First step in the expansion is a new 
course. "Plants and Man," which is 
being offered for the first time this 
fall to liveral arts as well as science 
students here. 

The move is viewed as concrete evi- 
dence of the success of the Concer- 
vatiou Program at Yale, one of the 
country's first graduate set-ups devoted 
entirely to research and instruction in 
the conservation ol natural resources. 
The pragram has attracted nation-wide 
interest in the academic world since 
its inception. The department will 
award Master of Science in Conser- 
vation degrees to graduate students of 
the two-year course. 

Many colleges and universities are 
studying the possibility of starting de- 
partments similar lo Yale's, according 
to Prof. Paul B. Sears, head of the 
program. Requests for information 
mounted last year to such an extent 
that a folder on the plan was issued 
and has been mailed out widely, 

"Give Us A Trial" 

1216 West Broad B06 East Bioad 
PHONE 9130 or 9641 

Shop at . . . 


26 West Broughton Stre 


"We Sell Everything" 

At The College Entrance 
PHONE 9321 

Dean Williams 
Cites Changes 
in SSC Program 


a„,l adjust 


Savannah's Finest 

Store for Men 

and Shop (or Women 

are required to carry out the program 
of the College, according to Dr. E. K. 
Williams, acting dean of faculty. 

In interpreting this statement, Dr. 
Williams showed that, in some deifrl- 
menls, adjustments have been made, 
based upon experiences gained last 

In the business department, there 
have been several adjustments to meet 
th needs of those who wish to get only 
practical experience in business, and 
are not interested in working toward 
a degree. One of llie revised courses 
is Typing. This course, in the past 
unaccredited, is now a regularly cred- 
ited course. 

In the field of education, changes 
have been made to accommodate the 
new block schedule for certain educa- 
tion courses. School Community and 
Curriculum, and Human Growth and 
Learning have been united lo form one 
block course which carries eight credit 
hours. By doing this, more time is 
allotted, and conflict with other classes 
is praitically eliminated, the dean said. 
/'"Dr. Williams also indicated other 
changes in the academic program. This 
year, all freshmen were required to take 
the English Placement Test, the Mathe- 
matical Plan Tesl. and the Psycholo- 
gical Test. On the basis of test results. 
freshmen were placed. In the cases of 
failure to meet minimum lest standards, 
remedial courses were set up for fresh- 

The affable dean slated that his 
hopes in the staff and sludent body are 
high. He said. "I am always willing 
to cooperate in giving my students any 
information pertaining lo the welfare 

of * 


Men. Shop at 


417 West Broughton Street 
PHONE 2-2814 


"Courteous Service — Quality Meats 

Fre:h Meats, Groceries, Fruits, Vegetables 

101 Fahm Street Self-Service 

PHONE 2-0677 

Enjoy Good Movies at 


"The Rest in Movie Entertainment" 
508 West Broad Phone 3-4720 


"Where good friends meet" 

At Entrance to 

Savannah State College 

PHONE 4-9263 

Everything for the Well Dressed 
Man and Boy 


Men's and Boys' Shop 

413-15 West Broughton 
Phone 2-7601 


Visit The 


For Your Convenience, lie Sell 

Cosmetics, Hosiery, School Supplies, 

Candy, Hot and Cold Drinks, Sandwiches 

Come in anil Enjoy 






Vol. VI. No. 2 


South of "South of the Border' 

B> Irank Prince 

My trips to South America 
have taken me to four different 
countries. In these countries, we 
find different customs and ways 
cif life in comparison to the North 
American way. 

In 1946. the Olympic team of 
the epublic of Panama, of which 
I am a member, prepared itself 
for the Central American and Car- 
ibbean Gaines that were to be 
played at Barranquilla, Colombia. 
The procedures that constituted 
the securing of a passport to enter 
the neighboring country were not 
too severe due to the fact that I 
was travelling as an official of 
the Panamanian government. 

On December 17. we flew from 
Balboa, Canal Zone, into the out- 
skirts of the city of Barranquilla. 
When we arrived at the airport, 
we were greeted by delegates of 
the Colombian Olympic Commit- 
tee, and a host of mosquitoes. 

We traveled from the airport to 
the center of the city, a distance 
df about fifteen miles, in a large 
omnibus. On the road we no- 
ticed the different scenes that gave 
a picture of the customs of the 
people of that city. There were 
burros carrying loads, a replica 
of the days of Christ; there were 
-nlso carts drawn by oxen, ind 
women with loads on their heads 
and babies in their arms. These 
scenes carried our minds back to 
the pictures ive see in books about 
foreign lands. 

In the city we passed the Pala- 
cio del Presidente (the President's 
Palace), where we were astounded 
by the beautiful uniforms worn 
by the presidential guards, and b> 
the architectural beauty of the 
building. We also saw the statue 
of Simon Bolivar, the great South 
American emancipator 
Traveling Is Fun and Education 

The following year, 1947, I went 
on a similar trip to the beautiful 
silver mining country of Peru. 
Traveling by day over the great 
Andes mountains was both thrill- 
ing and frightful — thrilling be- 
cause of the privilege of observing 
from air this great mountain 
range and the craters within it: 
frightful because of the unex- 
pected and unpredicted stalling of 
the plane's motors. Of course, 
we all realized what would happen 
if we fell: those solid mountain 
ranges told us. 

We landed at Limaloba Airport, 
a ten-minute ride from the city, 
and were welcomed by, not mos- 
quitoes this lime, but by 45-degree 
weather for which we were un- 
prepared. We were unprepared 
because we did not have top-coals. 
In Panama we do not use this 
wearing apparel because the tem- 
perature there does not drop be- 
low 65. We are situated, geograph- 
ically, in the torrid zone. So one 
can just imagine how we felt in 
this strange land. 

From the airport, we were es- 
corted into the city by a motor- 
cade of six motorcycle policemen. 
Thi6 we enjoyed very much due 
to the added attraction of having 
the populace attracted to our cars. 
We arrived at our scheduled [dace 
of residence, making the ten-min- 
ute trip in about seven minutes. 
This place. Escuela Militar Na- 
tional (National Military School) 
is situated near one of the chief 
seaports of Peru, Callao. 

Our stay in this land of the 
Pampas, as it is seldom called, was 
very enjoyable. Besides accom- 
plishing our mission of partici- 
pating in track and field events, 
we made a tour of the country- 
side, and some interior sections. 
The average standard of living 
there is far below that of the 
people of the United States. In 
comparison, my home is about on 
the level of the U. S. Techno- 
logically, the U. S. is far superior 
to both mentioned countries. 

On our trip around Peru we 
saw llamas, a very rare animal 
which is found almost exclusively 
in Peru. We also had the privi- 
lege of seeing a mountain, a sec- 
tion of the Great Andes, that has 
a snow cap twelve months a year. 
Here the people ski all the year 
round. Silver is mined extensive- 
ly in this land of the Aztecs. Here 
one will find this metal as cheap 
as plastic is to people in the U. S. 
The people are very friendly and 
sociable. Spanish, of course, is 
llie language spoken. 

Self-Help Building 
Program Success 
At Wilmington 

WILMINGTON. 0., Oct. 20 (IP)-— 
The student body and faculty of Wil- 
mington College are cooperating on 
their third major-self-help campus 
building program. Four years ago they 
made educational history in headlines 
when they began construction in the 
volunteer work thai made possible a 
new 100-mati dormitory. This lime the 
co-eds and fellows are helping to build 
a new fine-arts center; a one-story 
classroom wing of the new auditorium. 

A committee of 30 students and live 
faculty members considered and ap- 
proved the suggestion that the college 
community share in the construction of 
the new $400,000 campus addition. A 
six member executive committee was 
appointed, and is directing the organi- 
zation of a program for this purpose. 

Two years ago the student body and 
faculty erected a new athletic stadium. 
and in between the students have been 
using excess energy and enthusiasm to 
renovate the chapel, fix up some build- 
ings on the college farm and even 
help redecorate the local children's 
home, ft has become a Wilmington 
tradition for the members of the col- 
lege family to help do it themselves 
whenever there is a job to be done. 

Trades Graduates 
Employed In 
Various Fields 

New Chapel Policy 
Adopted at Penn 

Pittsburgh, Pa. </./'.>— A new chap- 
el and assembly policy has been adopt- 
ed by the faculty of the Pennsylvania 
College for Women. As recommended 
by a Faculty-Student Council com- 
mittee, the assembly month will be 
four weeks long, and students will 
have four cuts to each assembly month. 
The rules governing assembly attend- 
ance include the following: 

1. One over-cut to four during any 
one assembly month shall be made 
up during the next assembly 
month. More than four over-culs, 
up ot eight shall be made up dur- 
ing the two succeeding assembly 
months. Over-cutting more than 
eight times during an assembly 
month shall he considered a sec- 
ond offense and the student in- 
volved shall appear at once before 
the Faculty Student Board. 

2. If over-cuts are made up in the 
period asigned, any subsequent 
over-cuts shall be considered a 
first offense. 

A. Over cutting which occurs in the 

last month of an academic year 

shall carry over and be subject 

to penalty in the first month of 

the next year. 

4. Any over-cutting which does not 

come under the jurisdiction of the 

Faculty-Student Board, which shall 

be empowered to deal with litem 

as seems best. 

The Student Assembly Board has the 

authority to pronounce penalties for 

first offenses aguinst the regulations 

of assembly attendance. It also bos 

the authority to regulate excuses from 

assembly and lo check reasons for ob- 



vision of Trades and Industries, a 
number of students have completed 
one or more of the terminal course* 
<nul are now following their chosen 
iccti patio r.s in the stale and through- 
out the country. A brief sketch of 
some of our trades and industries grad- 


foil 01 

December, 1952 

lames Baker works nt the large fur- 
niture companies in the city, finishing 
ond re finishing furniture. Jason Cutter 
is operating his own Shoe Shop on 
Waters Avenue. Johnnie Siebert is 
working as an electrician with the T, J. 
Hopkins Electrical Contracting Com- 
pany. Adam Herring is employed as 
■i body and fender mechanic at Bob's 
Garage. Hertize Reece is now working 
at the Savannah River Project as a 
carpenter, Leroy Eastern is employed 
as a bricklayer with a large construe 
lion company in Syracuse, New York. 
and Leroy Jackson as a machinist 
helper in the city. 

In the field of shop teachers several 
graduates hold positions. Carl Logan 
is an instructor in woodwork at the 
Cuylcr Junior High School, fra Wil- 
liams is the masonry instructor at the 
Alfred E. Beach High School. Yerby 
Webb is instructor at Carver Vocation- 
al School in Atlanta; Joseph Scruggs, 
industrial arts leachcr in Atlanta; Wil- 
son J. Bryant, carpentry instructor. 
Monorc High School, Albany; John 
Jordan, automobile mechanics instruc- 
tor, Ballard-Hudson, Macon; Melvin 
Rush, general shop teacher al Kestler 
High School, Damascus; Allan Boney, 
general shop teacher at Hawkinsville 
High School. Hawkinsville. 

Wallace McLeod is industrial arts 
teacher at Homerville; Daniel H.udriv. 
teacher of shop Work and mathematics, 
Quitman; Richard Lyles, carpentry in- 
structor at Woodville High School. Sa- 
vannah; Willie Sheppard. masonry in- 
structor. Marietta. 

rfifyde Hall, one of the first graduates 
of the Division, is now at Bradley 
University, Peoria, Illinois, completing 
requirements for the degree of Doctor 
of Education. 

Summer School 
For American 
Students To Be 
Held at Oslo 

The University of Oslo will hold its 
seventh Summer School from June 27 
to August 8, 1953. While designed 
for American and Canadian students 
who have completed at least their 
freshman year in any accredited college 
or university, the summer session is 
open to English-speaking students of 
other nationalities. A special feature 
of the 1953 session will he an Insti- 
tute for English-Speaking Teachers 
(open to all nationalities) similar lo 
the ones held in 1951 and 1952. 

The University provides outstanding 
lecturers and maintains highest educa- 
tional standards. All classes will be 
conducted in English and an American 
dean of students is on the adminis- 
trative staff. 

Single students will live in the Blin- 
dern Students Hall and married cou- 
ples in private homes. Meals are 
served in the cafeteria on the campus. 
Afternoon field trips and museum vis- 
its, also weekend excursions are ar- 
ranged. Six semester-hour credits may 
be earned in the six weeks course and 
the session is upproved by the U. S. 
Veterans Administration. Applicants 
should have completed their freshman 
year not later than June, 1953. 

For catalogue of courses, preliminary 
application material, or any further 
information, write: Oslo Summer School 
Admissions Office, in care of St. Olaf 
College. Northficlcl, Minnesota. 


Captains Johnson 
Roar Farewell to 

By Johnny E. Johnson and 
p . e G. Vann 

Co Captains Willie Frank Johnson 
and Roscoe Browet played their last 
collegiate football game in the Thanks- 
giving clash with Paine. 

"To be a good athlete requires in- 
telligent concentration and spontaneous 
coordination on the part of the player," 
according to Willie Frank Johnson, co- 
captain of the Tigers. Johnson is a 
senior majoring in physical education. 

A native of St. Petersburg, Florida, 
Johnson was graduated from Hutto 
High School, Bainhridge, Georgia, in 
1949. He was the fourth honor stu- 
dent out of a class of fifty-five. While 
at Hutto High, this versatile student 
distinguished himself by being the 
recipient of three varsity letters in 
soflball, basketball, and track. 

Aside from being a leader in the 
field of sports, Johnson served as the 
president of his class four consecutive 

After visiting Savannah State in the 
spring of 1919, Johnson immediately 
decided lo become a part of this pro- 
gressive institution. He said, "[ was 
swept off my feel after being exposed 
lo the friendly almosphere here al 

Since being at Slate, (his well-round- 
rd student has proved his ability on 
the gridiron and in inlermural activi- 
ties. As a result of his gridiron skill, 

ESIabelle Davis, 
Soprano, in 
Lyceum Jan. 14 

Ellabelle Davis, soprano, will be 
presented in recital on Wednesday. 
January 14, in Meldrim Auditorium. 
Miss Davis' recital is a feature of the 
Lyceum series for this Icrm. 

Miss Davis has been acclaimed by 
the press of the continent. Some of 


and Brower 

Johnson was elected co-captain of the 
football leam for 19tti. 

"It pays to be industrious," said 
Johnson. Proof of his belief in this 
statement is the fact that this busy 
student is employed as an assistant in 
the College Bookstore. 

Being aware of the fact that a stu- 
dent must develop socially as well as 
mentally and physically, Johnson is 
interested in entering Greekdom. He 
is a member of ihe Sphinx Club of 
Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity. 

Co-Caplain Roscoe Brower is a na- 
tive of Thoniasville, Georgia. A sen- 
ior majoring in industrial arts, Brower 
served as captain of the football team 
at Douglas High School, 1948-49. 

Very versatile when it comes* to 
sports, Brower earned three letters in 
football, one in baseball, and one in 
track while in high school. 

Brower also participated in the Y. M. 
C. A., the Hi-Y Club, and served as 
assistant junior scoutmaster while at- 
tending Douglas High. 

In September, 1949, Brower entered 
Savannah State where he immediately 
became a member of the football team, 
the Men's Glee Club, the Y. M. C. A., 
and the Varsity Club. 

In 1952, Brower received the Cer- 
tificate of Merit in General Woodwork 
and Carpentry from the Division of 
Trades and Industries. 

her press plaudits follow: 

"A beautiful voice— A sensitive sing- 
er. Shows her skiU and artistry at 
their best. ..." From The New York 
Times, August 2 ,1949. 

"A voice of gold . " Edmund S. 
Pendleton in The New York Herald 
Tribune, Paris edition. 

"A more than usually interesting 
and rewarding voice. Miss Davis' 
voice is beautifuL An interpreter 
of rare discernment and the possessor 
of a truly dramatic temperature. One 
might single out every member as a 
high point; examplary!" Warren Slo- 
rey Smith in The Boston Post. 

$resibent'£< Christmas jHegsage 

Christmas for the year 1952 should be very real to all age groups 
in America— especially to young men and women in our colleges. The 
traditional joys and merriment associated with Christmas increase in 
value and charm as one develops toward maturity. The rich heritage 
of American youth whetted by college training opens new avenues for 
a genuine enjoyment of this season of the year. American, ideals, 
institutions, and progress provide for each one every year greater 
opportunity to share and enjoy the season. May your Christinas this 
year be the best because you have helped to make it so. 

William K. Payne 

Page 2 


December, 1952 

Peace On The Earth, Good Will To Men 

It came upon the midnight clear, 

That glorious song of old, 
From angels bending near the earlh 

To touch their harps of gold: 
"Peace on the earlh, good will to men. 

From heaven's all-gracious King — " 
The world in solemn stillness lay 

To hear the angels sing. 

These beautiful lines were written by Edmund Hamilton Sears, 
an American author and Unitarian clergyman. He was inspired. I 
believe, by the great story of the birth of Jesus Christ. 

Today we are grateful to this author for his contribution of the 
beautiful carol. Whenever we hear its melodious tune, our minds are 
immediately focused on Christmas. Christmas, though abstract in a 
sense, is a day which all people of the Christian faith look upon as 
being both solemn and joyful. 

Nearly two thousand years ago. some poor shepherds, while 
tending their flocks at night, received the heavenly heralds of Jesus' 
birth. The shepherds little realized that they would be a part of the 
moving chronicle of the Saviour of mankind. 

As the Bible tells us, however, there was one man who. for his 
selfish ends, wanted to send gifts to the infant King. He told the 
Wise Men to locate the Child and return to him so that he. too, could 
share the joy of His arrival. Herod was afraid of Christ's becoming 
King of Kings. However, his scheming did not work and the Child 
King grew up to die for the remission of our sins ,as was prophesied by 
the sages. 

In our modern world, we have media of communication and trans- 
portation more adequate and faster than that of the days of Christ. 
We are privileged to celebrate the natal day of our great Saviour with 
added splendor and appreciation. 

We look forward to the celebration of Christmas with a prepara- 
tion second to no other. We put aside our chores to greet our friends. 
Our children look forward to receiving gifts from jolly old Santa 
Claus. We eat and drink as if we had never eaten before and would 
never again. Our homes are decorated to the best of our abilities. 
Yes, Christmas, the birthday of our Saviour, is more to us than our 
own natal days. 

Yet, with solemnity, we give thanks unto God for this glorious 
day. We offer up a heartfelt wish that each Christmas celebration 
bring us nearer to that day when there shall be "Peace on earth, good 
will to men." Frank Prince 

Choosing A Career 

When we come to thai decisive stage in our lives where we must 
choose a life career, or ever earn our livelihood by sources we find al 
random, we are forced to cope with one of life's greatest problems. It 
is then that one must be able to examine his various capabilities, his 
likes and dislikes, his interests, and his greatest ambition. 

Choosing a career is a problem to man). In deciding how we will 
earn our living, many of us refuse to face reality. We hide from our- 
selves those little faults we have, which may prove to be a handicap to 
us in our chosen career. We deceive ourselves into thinking that they 
will disappear as time goes by. We decide to earn our living in a 
certain way and ignore obstacles which may thwart our success. In 
doing this we tell ourselves that "time will cure all ills." and we forget 
that "there are exceptions to every rule." 

When we think of a career we think of a way in which to earn 
our livelihood. To many a career means nothing more Perhaps manv 
of us would acquire a higher status during the course of our careers 
if we would be more liberal in ou rthinking when we are choosing them. 
Success would probably come to many more people if. in choosing a 
life's work, they would think more of what they have to offer society, 
rather than what society has to offer them. 

When one attempts to begin preparation for a career he should 
ask himself the question: How can I serve society best? We should 
remember that not until society deigns us worthy do we achieve suc- 
cess. It might appear to the individual that he is responsible for his 
success in society, but this is not entirely true. The degree to which 
one is able to prescribe his cure for society's ills is also the degree to 
which he achieves status in society and personal satisfaction. 

People who serve society best discover their greatest talent some- 
where along life's way- When they have discoverd what thv do best 
they incessantly strive to make every possible improvement. Those who 
obtain the greatest fame and recognition usually do so by indefatigably 
striving toward the perfection of the work which they have dedicated 
their lives to. They do not deceive themselves about their capabilities 
or interest but face courageously the obstacles which confront them in 
their quest for success. 

When one chooses a profession there are many things which he 
should consider other than his present qualifications. He should be 
able to anticipate, if not to a great extent, what will probably be his 
destiny in the career which he has chosen. One should ask himself 
such questions as the following: Will 1 become bored or discouraged 
after having begun my life's work? Will I be witling to tolerate the 
annoyances peculiar to my profession? Will I have the courage to con- 
tinue in my profession after undergoing strain and stress? 

The problem of choosing a career is one which can be solved 
without great difficulty if one is willing to perform the necessary self- 
examination. One may think that such an examination is not 
important, but it becomes evident after one has begun to make prepa- 
rations for a career. 

Choosing a career can be accomplished without much difficulty if 
every one who plans to enter some type of profession will first become 
entirely acquainted with himself and learn how he can serve society 
best. Dorothy M. Bess 

Books In Review 

By Manlia Edwards 

The Saracen Blade. By Frank Yer- 
by. Dial Press. New York, 1952. 

Frank Yerby has again produced a 
best seller in The Saracen Blade. This 
novel is the gallant story of the thir- 
teenth cenlury and of two youths. 
Pieiro di Donati, the son of a black- 
smith, and Frederick die Second of 
Hohenslaufen were strangely related 
in a way — though one was a com- 
moner or "baseborn," the oilier an Em- 
porer— ihey were horn on the same 
day. As (he mysticism of the day fol- 
lowed, they were linked by their stars. 

When, a* hoys, lliey met for the first 
time they -hared a close bond, a bond 
of spirit, temperament, and intellect 
that surpassed a blood relationship. 

The world that Pietro shared was a 
time of brightness — a world of nation 
against nation, of maidens of radiant 
beauty, with long hair in nets of gold 
thread, ami attired in silk and samite, 
velvet and ermine, "hejeweled noble- 
men Haunting the arrogant insignia of 
their proud houses." It was Pielro's 

It was during ibis thirteenth century 
world ol fanalic and heretic, of Christ- 
ian and Saracen, Sicilian and German 
that Pietro had to make his way Pietro 
alone was unfitted for this world in 
which he was cast. 

Though in stature, he was "small anil 
delicate, soft-hearted and gentle," his 
brain was keen as the edge of a Sara- 
cen blade.. Frederick, his "star broth- 
er," and the Jew Isaac "taught him 
the wisdom of the East.' 

Iolanthe. the daughter of a great 
baron, loved Pietro at first sight, and 
was hopelessly separated from hint by 
her lathers choice to wed her lo Enzio, 
the son of Count Alessandro. of Sinis- 

This is a dynamic, fast moving story 
depicting the event sof history. It is 
the heart warming anil rending story 
of the defeats and triumphs of a serf. 

The author has a swift, colorful style, 
and is quite successful in depicting the 
color scenes of real life. 

Who Can Speak For a 
Newspaper? A Puzzler 
For College Editors . . . 




yet, it seems slrange for one lo 

By Julius Reeves 


find no comfort in his reason. 


then I think that I can find 

1 am like a hermit in an a 



<■- and sit and dream of her. 



1 can see deep into her heart 

With no one to live, with all the 


silken twist that did us part; 

Golden scenes about me like a 

i eve- 


it's only u web of silk between 

ning al sunset. 

our love. 


voice do we really hear? 

This was the key problem facing 
the 594 delegates to the Associated 
Collegiate Press convention in New 
York October 23-25. The question kept 
coming up in a number of differeni 
disguises throughout lite three days. 

A part of this question centered 

whether a col- 
e right to take 
i political hion- 

, editor of the New 

about the dilemmi 
lege newspaper ha 
an etlitorial sland 
campus I i 

James \ 

York Post, told the delegates ihat not 
only do they have ihe right lo take a 
stand, but that "it is your duty." Com- 
paring the school administration with a 
publisher, he said, "If an edilor finds 
himself in basic disagreement with the 
publisher, be shouldn't be working for 

But John Tebbel, vice-chairman of 
the New York University journalism 
department, felt that the analogy was 
false. The administration could not 
be likened to a publisher of a metro- 
politan newspaper. 

An informal poll taken at the con- 
ference showed that more iban half 
of the editors had already taken a 
stand on the presidential election. A 
lew others -aid they were planning lo 
lake a position, but would allow a 
minority of the staff to write a dis- 
senting editorial. 

This brought up the problem of who 
is entitled to speak (or the newspaper. 
The following groups of persons were 

The school administration or the pub- 
lications adviser. Reason: They are 
the true publishers and policy makers. 

The entire staff. Reason: The staff 
puts out the paper and deserves a 
voice in shaping policy. 

The editor. Reason: Only he can 
decide, for he is the one ultimately 
responsible lo the readers and the ad- 
ministration. Otherwise, the staff could 
shape policy contrary to the editor's 

The student body. Reason: It 
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it's soft like the breeze of summer . . . 
e bright and warm with the glow of love. 
iglt the afterglow of sunset into the purple 

somewhere in the deep and sunny 
. its arm-like rays reach straight 
for a little more time. 

I take 

You smile . . . your eyes i 
Hand in hand we walk thn 
haze of twilight. . . . 

It's the last day in November. 
South. The sun is almost gone . 
up into the heavens as if in prayer . . . prayer 

The evening is lovely. ... It makes one feel glad to be alive. The 
air is sharp with a tang of winter, yet it is warm and scented . ■ . with 
a fragrance that belongs only to fall. . . . The Autumn leaves sift down 
in great showers, as if they know that this is their last day . . . their 
last hours. . . . We walk through the gathering shadows, you and I, 
watching autumn fall in death. My heart is sad, and I wonder how it 
will be whin autumn is gone. . . . Autumn with its skies so blue, and 
its harvest so brown, its rains so heavy, its colors so bright, and its 
evenings so full of peace and tranquillity. . . . 

A wandering breeze kisses your cheek, and sends your hair float- 
ing across my face like a flag of ebony glory. . . . The smell of it 
reminds me of summer nights in a garden with you and wild roses. 
... I lose all thoughts of Au umn. . . . Twilight deepens. 

We reach the park. . . How silent and beautiful it lies in the 
dusk. . . . The trees are huddled close together in the shadows like 
lovers ... as you and I. We think of this as our park, our world to 
which we escape and leave behind us the bitterness of reality. . . . 
Or should I say the bitterness of some realities. . . . For this is reality 
and by all that is truthful it is not bitter. 

Yes, this is ours. . . . Many times have we sat here and seen the 
heavens all golden in the sunset, silently being transformed into the 
magic of nigh'. . . . Here we have felt the cold of winter, the heat of 
summer, and the breath of fall. Many are the dreams we have dreamed 
in the shadows of these trees. . . . Here you and I have built many 
castles and seen most of them crumble. . . . Here many, many times 
have we kindled the fires of love, and with kisses that knew not time 
nor space smothered them until there was nothing left but smouldering 
embers ... to be rekindled again. . . . 

(To be concluded) 


V,.l. VI. No. 2 

December. 1952 

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December. 1952 


Page 3 


Rho Beta 
To Zeta Meet 

Klio Beta chapter, along with Alpha 
Theta Zela chapter of the Zola Phi 
Beta sorority , was co hostess to the 
Southeastern regional convention. held 
in Savannah on November 28-29. 

Sorors Minnie Harley and Acquilla 
Qualllebaum were delegates from Kho 

The highlight of the Convention for 
the public was u public meeting held 
it St, Philip. A. M. E. Church on 
Friday, November 28. al 8 p. m. The 
national executive secretary of Zela. 
Mrs. Lulla Harrison, was guest speaker. 
Alter (lie meeting, a reception was held 
at the West Broad Y. M. C. A. 

A foimal dance held al the Coco- 
nut Grove marked the close of the 

The Night 

By James B. Slater 

The night is like an empty space. 
It seems as if everybody's dead — 
The birds, the bees, lite human 

Nothing is heard, nothing is said. 

The silence seems like a world 

In a world of night. 
Silence seems to rejoice 
Now that day is out of sight. 

And the night seems to have a 

peaceful light 
That can only he found in the 

Bui through the darkness it 

shines bright. 
And only the night knows where 

it parks. 

Then there comes a beaming 


The dawn of what is day. 

The night will drift out of sight. 
And the silence will fade away. 

Alphonso Arnold Named 
Sphinx Club Prexy 

The Sphinx Club of the Alpha Phi 
Alpha fraternity organized on November 
18 for the school year. The officers 
are: president. Alphonso Arnold; vice- 
p.e:-ident, Jason Ransby; secretary, 
Timothy Ryals; treasurer. Porter 
Screen; and chaplain, Thomas Evans. 

Willie J. Anderson and Thomas Po- 
lite are members. 

Greek Probates 
Colorfu! As They 
Cross the Sands 

The last week in November, the 
porbationary period for aspirants to 
Grcekdom was full of excitement and 
color as thirty-five probates made their 
t.ek across the "burning sands." Around 
the campus there were lines of pink and 
green, red and while, black and gold, 
blue and while, and the other colors 
symbolic of the various Greek letter 

Those who joined the fraternities and 
sororities during this period were: 

Omega Psi Phi: James Ashe, Robert 
Philson, Roscoe Brower, Walter Mc- 
Call. and Kenneth Evans. 

Kappa Alpha Psi: Robert Denegal, 
James Collier, Dennis Williams, Ellis 
Meeks, Ezra Merrill, James Murray. 
James Curtis, and Samson Frazier. 

Sigma Gamma Rho: Adrian Spells. 
Agnes Medley, and Evella Simmons, 

Zeta Phi Beta: Eunice Primus, Er- 
nestine Hall, and Ophelia Cummin gs. 

Alpha Phi Alpha: Charles Brannen 
and Curtis Cooper. 

Alpha Kappa Alpha: Fannie Lewis, 
Delores Perry, Albertha James. La 
Verne Perry, Sadie Wright, and Miriam 

Delta Sigma Theta: Doris Saunders, 
Ella Fortson, Gloria Hamilton, Mary' 
Ann Robinson, Lois Reeves, Lucille 
Brisler, Evelyn James, and Ann En- 

Ello Forlion, Evelyn Joi 

Fannie Lewis, Le Mark Daniel 
Named "Students of the Issue" 

By Miriam Uacot and Ha/el Collier 

Fannie Marilyn Lewis is the daugh- 
ter of Mr. Grant W. Lewis and the 
niece of Miss H. B. Lewis of Waynes- 

Miss Lewis is a graduate of the 
Waynesboro High and Industrial 
School. She was second honor gradu- 
ate of the class of May. 1950. 

A social science major, Miss Lewie 
made I lie Dean's List with an average 
of .Mi during her first quarter in 
residence at Savannah State. Since 
then she lias consislently maintained 
her honor status. 

Very active in extra-curricular activi- 
ties, Miss Lewis is a member of the 
Social Seience Club, the Y. W. C. A.. 
the Alpha Kappa Alpha sororily, the 
Dramatics Club, and the Yearbook 

After gradualio 


Lewis plat 

to leach social seience in a Georgia 
high school. 

L^L-e"Mark Daniel, a senior social sci- 
ence major, is a graduate of the Moul- 
trie Public High School. Moultrie. An 
ambitious and scholarly person, Daniel 
is the quiet type, but is regarded as 
one of the BMOC (Big Men on the 

Daniel entered Savannah State in 
September, 1949. He is superinten- 
dent of the College Sunday School, 
president of the Hill Hall Dormitory 
Council, president of the Male Glee 
Club, chairman of llie Religious Em- 
phasis Week Committee, member of 
the Y. M. C. A., and the Dramatics 
Club. He served as a director ol Hill 
Hall for a part of the quarter ihis 
icrm. Prcsenlly he is assisting Mr. 
Roy M. Fausl, director. 

Colby Analyzes 
Arts College Aims 

Faterwlle, Me. i/.P.l — Colby Col- 
lege is well aware of the national trend 
of self-examination in conncciion with 
the evaluation and improvement of lib- 
er arts education and is conducting 
several projects of ils own in line with 

According to President Julius S. 
Bixler, the theme of this year's con- 
vocation, celebrating the completion of 
the new Maflower Hill campus, will 
be an attempt to analyze ihe problems 
an arts college faces and the changes 
that are vital for the justified existence 
of these colleges. 

Dean Ernest Marriricr also stressed 
the importance of the convocation. He 
said that it will help to show whai can 
he done in our local situation to strike 
the correal balance of core courses — 
humanities, sciences, and social sci- 

Dean Marriner said thai the attempt 
lo improve faculty-student relationships 
was another important slcp in the im- 
provement of the college. He feels 
that the present technique — recogniz- 
ing the faculty as one governing body 
and the Student Council as another, 
with the Joint Committee for a clearing 
house— Ms the right one. 

The problem now is bow student 
opinion can reach the fundamental 
authority, be said, since the faculty 
cannot act on all matters. "There are 
faculty- trustee dinners; why not stu- 
dent government-trustee dinners?" he 

Bolh President Bixler and Dean 
Marriner cited the work of the Aca- 
demic Council, a group made up of the 
heads of all departments. This body- 
is "rethinking the liberal aris pro- 
gram." and has taken the work former- 
ly done by the curriculum committee 
on revitalizing the Colby curriculum." 

Another group examining the prob- 
lem and, specifically the phase of more 
effective leaching, is the local chapter 
of the American Association of Uni- 
versity Professors. One of the points 
ihis group has made is the need for 
more adequate recognition of students 
of superior interest and ability. A 
committee of the AAUP has suggested 
a Senior Fellowship program. The 
committee feels that the program would 
he "an exceedingly valuable means of 
recognizing exceptional academic 
achievement and ... a step in the di- 
rection of a more general honors pro- 

According to the plan, certain 
designated seniors, would he alowed 
lo pursue a program of individual 
studies under the guidance of a mem- 
1 er of the faculty, in lieu of a certain 
portion of the cuslomary semester re- 
tpiircments during their senior year. 
Tin- students, selected by a faculty com- 
mittee, would meet with the faculty 
consultant as often as the instructor 
thinks desirable. A written reporl at 
the end of the program would be sub- 
milted in duplicate, and one copy would 
be deposited in the college library. 

What Is Christmas? 

B\ Timothy l". Ryals 

What does Christmas mean to 

I truly would like to know. 

Is it just another holiday 

That all of us adore? 

Is it the day when all mankind 

Should give praise to Him above; 

To how and show sincerity, 

Courtesy and love? 

Is it the day when children are 
hopeful and gay? 

When peace descends, like a dove 
in flight? 

Or when the stars shine brightly 
in the night? 

Is it a time when happiness 

Should abide in all the earth, 

When people of all nations 

Celebrate Christ's birth? 

To me, it is a day to commem- 

One of the greatest in the year. 

To show your love and appre- 

To One Who always shares. 

He is the great lnimanuel 

Who brought peace, goodwill to 

And throughout eternal ages 

He will in glory reign. 


Roaring Tigers 
Trip Paine 
Lions, 20-6 

Savannah Stale closed its 1952 grid 
season with a smashing victory over 
the highly favored Paine College Lions, 
20(5. The well-experienced Lions lasl 
year held the Tigers to a 6-6 tie. This 
year, the Tigers developed a tricky 
offensive to suit the predominantly 
freshman players who displayed an 
explosive brand of football that her- 
alds the Martinmen as threats to the 
SE.AC powers next year. 

Freshman tailback Charles Cozart 
spread bis ends wide on the flanks 
and passed the Paine Lions dizzy for 
three iiuarters. Tiger Cnplain Willie 
Frank Johnson sang his swan song 
in a blaze of glory. Johnson snagged 
a Court paw and scored easily in the 
second quarter and swept around end 
to score the extra point. 

Five minutes later, L. J. McDamels, 
fre-dunan end from Calhoun, caught 
a 35-yard pass from Cozart and romped 
down the sidelines 40 yards to score. 
The try for the extra point was wide. 
The half ended with State leading 13-0. 

On the second play of the third 
quarter, Paine fumbled and State re- 
covered. Three plays later, Willie 
Frank Johnson hit paydirt on a drop 
kick by Cozart. The remainder of 
the game was played on Paine territory. 

The 1500 Turkey Day fans were 
brought to their feet when Johnson 
intercepted a Paine pass and galloped 
fifty yards to score. However, an off- 
side penalty againsl State nullified the 

Head Coach John Martin and his 
assistants, \1 Fra/.ier and Henry Bow 
man, finally got the sputtering Tiger 
grid machine in gear and exploded 
from the "T" to overrun Paine in a 
spectacular game of power. 

Making this possible were W. F. 
Johnson. John Johnson, Charles Cozart, 
Gardner Hobbs, Willie Ruffin. James 
Collier. Marvin Pittman, Curtis King. 
Clinton Reese, Earl Terry, Leonard 
Sims, Jefferson Rogers, and James 
Ashe. Ashe, "the Cianl Killer," is 
the smallest man on the squad and 
has proved to be the best defensive 

Tigers Defeated 
By Claflin, 32-0 

The SSC Tigers lost to a victory- 
hungry Claflin team, 32-0, before a 
Founders Day-Homecoming crowd in 
Orang-hurg. November 22. Stale rolled 
up 200 yards rushing and passing, but 
failed lo develop a scoring punch. 

Slate, operating from the "T" with 
Freshman Q. B. Charles Cozart in the 
slot, attempted 17 passes, completing 
6 and having two intercepted. Willie 
Ruffin, 303-lb. defensive guard from 
Claxton. was the ouistanding player 
lor Male as he drove through the Claf- 
lin line like a fast freight to knock 
the ball carrier on liis heels. The 
combination of Ruffin and John "Big 
Bruiser" Johnson. 2601b, guard, worked 
like a precision-made watch lor the 
first time this season. This combina- 
tion slopped the Claflin ground attack 
during the entire fourth quarter. 

Stale, however, was no match for 
the Claflin Panthers. Paul Bailey and 
Chester Smith formed the scoring team 
for ihe Panthers. 

State Loses, 18-13, 
To Florida Normal 

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla., November 
15.— The luckless Tigers fell, 18-13, 
before the Florida Normal Lions at 
St. Augustine, bclore a Homecoming 
crowd of approximately 1500 fans. The 
game was marked by fumbles and 
severe penalties meted out against 

Florida scored in the second quarter, 
but failed to make the extra point. 
State, displaying power that has been 
lacking all season, marched sixty yards 
down the field with Roscoe Brower, 
senior hack, racing ten yards to knot 
the score. The half ended with Flor- 
ida leading, 12-6. 

Florida scored in the fourth and 
Stale bounced back to stay in the 
game with Charles Cozart bulling his 
way across from the five. The extra 
point was on a pass from Roberts to 
Weailierspoon. The score stood at 
18-13 in favor of the Lions. 

State racked up 349 yards rushing 
and passing, and completed seven of 
ihe nine passes attempted, and bad two 


By Job. 

P. . 

The Tigers played with all their heart and soul this season. Al- 
though they won only one game for the season, their spirit was good. 
It is not whether you win or lose, but how you play. The lack of a 
school band and enthusiastic support dampened the spirit of the team. 
A band is essential to the spirit of the team as well as that of the 
student body. 

Twenty-two freshmen, five juniors, and three sophomores remain 
at SSC for the foundation of a new Tiger team. They are full of 
talent and speed. They stamp Stale as a potentially great grid power 
in 1953. 

To Co-Captains Willie Frank Johnson and Roscoe Brower. Marvin 
Pittman. Lester Davis, and Robert Merritt, the best of luck for a great 
future. May you give to the world the best that you have as you leave 
the football field of State. You have played your best. May those 
who come after you continue to carry the heritage of good sportsman- 
ship on and off the athletic field — the heritage that you have handed 
down to them. 



Pag e 4 


Decem ber, 1952 

We're For the Idiots 

(From the Hullabaloo, Tulane 
University, La.) 

lACPt. We're for tlic idiots, the 
poor, stumbling, slupid idiots who 
come lo college every year unable to 
take care of themselves. We feel real 
sorry for them, but we still like 'em. 

College administrations all over the 
country, and at Tulane, loo, have in 
recent years developed a policy of car- 
ing for these "idiots." These poor 
guys and gals are unable to take care 
of themselves, university authorities, be- 

Dormitory supervisors, counsellors. 
house mothers, and advisers are all be- 
ing crammed down our throats to "help 
us, guide us, and keep us on the 
straight and narrow." 

The universities, rightly, point lo the 
early thirties and late twenties when 
college youth was wild, woolly and com- 
pletely irresponsible. . Then they turn 
around, rightly again, and say today's 
college youth is more mature, more 
responsible, than his counterpart of 
20 years ago. Why. then, do wc need 
more supervision? 

We believe a certain amount of su- 
pervision is necessary, sure. . . . College 
students need guidance, we agree. They 
has a certain responsibility to their 
university and to their fellow students. 
And they should he forced to live up 
to these responsibilities. 

But ihey, don't need to he coddled, 
"mothered" or "babied" in the process. 
How are you going to teach ihem to 
stand on their own feet if ynu con- 
stantly give them an easy chair? 

We have faith in these "idiots." Their 
less responsible . . . parents came 
through iheir college years fairly un- 
scathed. We honestly think we can 
do it, too. 

Scholastic Goal 

(From the Varsity News, University 

of Detroit.) 

I serve a purpose in this school 

On which no man can frown — 

I quietly sit in even ■ lass 

And keep the average down. 

Choir Present 
In Christmas 

The College A Capellu Choir, under 
the direction of L. Allen Pyke, was 
presented in a concert of Christmas 
music, on Sunday, December 14, in 
Meldrim Auditorium. A feature of the 
Lyceum series, the concert featured 
choral and scenic representations of 
the Madonnas of Filippino Lippi, 
Raphael. C. Bellini, Cranach, and An- 
drea del Sarle. 

Phillip Hampton, instructor in fine 
arts, was in charge of scenery. Hilliary 
R. Hatchett. acting chairman of fine 
arts, was organist. 

The program was as follows: Prelude, 
Christmas Carols, Mr. Halchelt; Cold- 
heck's "Angelic Choir." the Choir; 

National Science 
Foundation Fellowships 

The National Science Foundation has 
recently announced its second gradu- 
ate fellowship program for the aca- 
demic year 1953-54. Fellowships will 
he awarded for graduate study in the 
biological, engineering, mathematical, 
medical, and physical sciences. These 
fellowships are limited to cili/.ens of 
the United States. 

More than five hundred Fellows will 
he selected for a year of graduate 
study. Selections arc made solely on 
the basis of ability. The majority of 
the awards will go to graduate stu- 
dents seeking masters' or doctors' de- 
grees in science, although a limited 
number of awards will be made to 
postdoctoral applicants. 

Graduating college seniors in the sci- 
ences who desire to enter graduate 
-chool are encouraged to apply for 



The three-part rating system for pre- 
doctoral Fellows will consist of test 
scores of scientific aptilude and achieve- 
ment. academic records, and recom- 
mendations regarding each individual's 
merit. Postdoctoral applicants will not 
he required to lake the examinations. 

The stipends for predoctoral Fellows 
range from 814(10 to $1800; the stipend 
for postdoctoral Fellows is $34.00. In 
addition, tuition and certain required 
fees will he paid by the Foundation. 
Limited allowances will be provided 
for dependents and for travel to a 
Fellow's graduate institution. The ten- 
ure of a fellowship is for one year 
and can he arranged to begin at any 
lime after June 1. 1953. but must not 
normally he later than the beginning 
of the academic year at the institution 
of the Fellow's choice. 

Applications for the current Na- 
tional Science Foundation fellowship 
awards may be obtained from the Fel- 
lowship Office, National Research 
Council, Washington 25, D. C, which 
is assisting the Foundation in the 
screening and evaluation of fellowship 
applicants. Completed applications 
must be returned by January 5, 1953. 
Applicants for predoctoral fellowships 
will be required to take certain parts 
of the raduate Record Examination 
which will he administered at selected 
centers in the United States on Janu- 
ary 30-31, 1953. Applicants will be 
rated by Fellowship Boards established 
by the National Academy of Sciences 
— National Research Council. Final 
selection of Fellows will be made by 
the National Science Foundation. 

Bach Gounod's "Ave Marie," Hermenia 
Mobley; Wilhousky's "Carol o f the 
Bells," the Choir; Rosewig's "Ave Ma- 
ria," John Watkius; Thompson's "Al- 
leluia," the Choir; Verdi's "Ave Ma-" 
ria," the Choir; "Sweet Lil Jesus Boy." 
the Choir; Schubert's "Ave Maria," 
Mattie Cliffin; Chesnoirs "Salvalion Is 
Created," the Choir; "Ave Maria" from 
Ctwatleria Rustlcana, Launey Roberts; 
Handel's "Hallelujah Chorus," from 
The Messiah, the Choir. 

An AnswVr to Mrs. Steel's 
"Have You Got 
What It Takes?" 

By Bill Curry 

(Editor's Note — Bill Curry is 
a native of Savannah, and is a 
student at NYU. He read Mrs. 
Sadie D. Steele's poem in the Cre- 
ative Writing Edition, published 
last March. His answer is the 
poem printed lielow.) 

Yes. I have that friendly virtue 
It takes to gel along, 
Because I do console my friends 
When tilings and plans go wrong. 

I help the stranger along the way. 
it matters not if he's dark or fair. 
Down the lowliest roads I'd go 
If help wills me there. 

Whatever work my hands can do 
Is thoughtful, honest, and true. 
For friends and strangers, I'm on 

the joh 
Moment by moment, the whole 

day through. 

Yes, I have that certain something 

That age cannot decay. 

And I'm forever thankful to my 

For rearing me up this way. 

Lillle Man On Campus 

bj !:.l.l. i 

4-Part Teaching 
Plan Set Up 
At Yale 

NEW HAVEN. Conn.— (I. P.).— The 
new Freshman Class of 1956 at Yale 
has been limited to 1,025 men in line 
with the University's long-range policy 
of reducing the overall enrollment lo 
a more normal size. Last year's Fresh- 
man Class numbered 1,169. 

One of the high points in the teaching 
program this year will be a four-part 
"Plan of General Education in Yale 
College" announced by President A. 
Whitney Griswold last winter and sup- 
ported by a five million dollar gift 
from the Old Dominion Foundation. 

Two of the four parts concerns the 
expansion of Yale's Directed Studies 
program. Directed Studies, inaugu- 
rated in 1946, aims "lo explore through 
small classes and close contact between 
student and instructor the potentiali- 
ties of a prescribed, integrated, course 
of study, a common intellectual experi- 
ence for the first two years of college." 

A third part of the Plan calls for 
a tutorial system for Sophomores in 
the 10 residential colleges. Qualified 
sophomores may lake one of their 
courses in tutorial form, with a faculty 
member who is a Fellow of the col- 
lege. The Yale tutorial system has 
been in effect for several years for 
juniors and seniors and now will be 
expanded and also extended to include 

The final part of the plan calls for 
an expansion of the Scholars of the 
House program. Outstanding seniors 
who are chosen as Scholars are relieved 
of all formal classroom work and plan 
their own schedule under the super- 
vision of a faculty advisor. The stu- 
dents thus have more time and incen- 
tive for greater creative work in their 
chosen field of study. 

liitl You mull be landing 'Noel' condloi to iho whole focully," 


"We Sell Everything" 

At The College Entrance 
PHONE 9321 

Literary Contest 
For 1953 

The CLA Literary Contest for 1953, 

sponsored by the College Language 
Association, is announced. The pur- 
pose of the contest is to encourage 
the development of creative expression 
among students enrolled in colleges 
that hold membership in the College 
Language Association. 

Any student enrolled in a college 
r 1 1 .ii has at least one faculty member 
with active membership in the CLA is 
eligible to submit one poem or one 
short story or both, provided thai the 
signature of an active CLA member 
at the contestant's college be affixed 
lo the cover sheet. 

There is no limitation as lo theme 
or subject matter for poems and short 
stories submitted in this contest. Poems 
may he rhymed or in free verse, hut 
must not he more than forty lines in 
length. Short stories must not con- 
tain more than 2.500 words. All copy- 
must he typed, double-spaced, on plain 
while 8^x11 paper. The author's 
name must appear on each page, hut 
no other identification should appear 
on the pages of the manuscript. Each 
manuscript must be accompanied by 
a cover page which will include I he 
following information in the following 
order; title of poem or short story; 
name of contestant; name of college, 
address of college; contestant's home 
address; signature of instructor at con- 
testant's college who is a CLA member. 

All entries must be sent lo Dr. Nick 
Aaron Ford, CLA Contest Chairman, 
Morgan State College. Baltimore 12, 
Maryland. No manuscript will be re- 
turned unless the author sends a 
stamped, self -addressed envelope wilb 
his entry. 

Prkes of twenty dollars each will 
be awarded for the best poem and the 
best short story submitted. The As- 

Students Abroad: Ergland 

Cambridge university is considering 
a report from the Senate Council which 

students. Last year 609 women at- 
tended the university, which gave the 
men a 10 to one ratio over the women. 
At Oxford the proportion is six to 
one. Both schools are hampered by 
lack of accommodations for the girls. 

s the 



any awards if in the opinion of the 
judges there is no entry of sufficiently 
high quality to deserve an award. 

All manuscripts must be postmarked 
not later than March 2, 1953. 

Notre Dame Begins 
Compined Program 

South Bend, Ind., Oct. 20— A new 
new five-year combinations Arls and 
Letters-Engineering program, designed 
to provide the engineering executive in 
motlrn industry with a broad cultural 
and social background in addition to 
technical ptoficiency, has been inaugu- 
rated this year at the University of 
Notre Dame. 

The Rev. James E. Norton, C.S.C., 
vice-president in charge of academic 
affairs here, in announcing the new 
program, '•aid that although some al- 
lowance is made for cultural and social 
training in the standard four-year en- 
gineering course, the vast extent of 
technical subjects that must be covered 
necessarily limits the cultural aspect 
of the student's training. The new 
program, he said, will provide qualified 
students adequate coverage in both 

Farther Norton announced that the 
student suocessfully completing the 
combination Arts and Letter-Engineer- 
ing program will receive two degrees 
from Notre Dame. The degree of 
Bachelor of Arts with a major in Eu- 
gineering-Srience will be warded at the 
end of the fourth year, and the degree 
of Baehlor of Science in the profession- 
al engineering course pursued will be 
given at the completion of the fifth 

In the fir,l two years of the new 
combination program, according to Fa- 
ther Norton, the student will follow the 
regular Arts and Letters curriculum 
except for certain preciscrihed courses 
in Mathematics and science. In the 
third and fourth years, the program 
becomes progressively more technical 
and in the fifth year it is completely 

Father Norton said that students en- 
tering ibis program who decide on 
Architecture as their professional En- 
gineering field receive the Arts degree 
at the end of the fourth year like other 
engineering students, but, in general, 
two addiiional years are required be- 
fore the program for the degree of 
Bachelor of Architecture is completed. 


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August, 1953 


i Shaw University 
Prexy Seventieth 


Dr. William Russell Strassner. 
President of Shaw University, 
Raleigh, North Carolina, will de- 
liver the seventieth Baccalau- 
reate address at Savannah State 
College, Sunday, August 9. The 
exercises will be held in Meldrim 
Auditorium at 4 p. m. 

Doctor Strassner is a native of 
Arkansas and a graduate of Ar- 
kansas Baptist College, Little 
Rock, Arkansas. He holds a B. D. 
degree from Virginia Union Uni- 
versity and a Master of Sacred 
Theology degree from Andover 
Newton on a $4,500 scholarship 
given by the John F. Slater 
Foundation. In 1952 Shaw Uni- 
versity conferred on him the de- 
gree of Doctor of Divinity. 

Doctor Strassner was pastor of 
the Mount Zion Baptist Church, 
Charlottesville, Va,, for seven 
years. From 1938 to 1944 he 
served as Dean of Religion at 
Bishop College, Marshall, Texas. 
At Bishop he assumed technical 
duties as Chief Administrator 
while President Joseph J. Rhoads 
was away on several months 

Doctor Strassner became Dean 
of the School of Religion at Shaw 
in 1944. He became President in 

He has done several summers 
of further graduate study at 
Union Theological Seminary and 
Teachers College, Columbia Uni- 
versity, and is a candidate for 
the doctorate in Religious Educa- 

Doctor Strassner was recently 
elected Secretary-Treasurer of 
the Association of American 
Baptist Education Institutions. 

u J3r. H. Councill Trenholm, Alabama State 
College Head, 70th Commencement Speaker 

Dr. Harper Councill Trenholm, A.B., Ph.B., A.M., LL.D., President 
of Alabama State College, Montgomery, will be the principal speaker 
at the Seventieth Commencement exercises at Savannah State Col- 
lege. The exercises will be held in Meldrim Auditorium. Wednesday. 
August 12. at 4 p. m. 

Dr. Trenholm is a native of 
Alabama. He received the A.B. 
degree from Morehouse College 
in 1920; the Ph.B. from the Uni- 
versity of Chicago in 1921; the 
A.M. from Chicago University in 
1925; the LLD. from Allen Uni- 
versity, Columbia, South Caro- 
lina, in 1937 and the LL.D. 
from Morehouse College in 1942. 
He was General Education Board 
Fellow at the University of Chi- 
cago in 1934-35 and a Rosenwald 
Fellow at the same institution 
in 1937-38. 

Positions Held 

Doctor Trenholm began his ca- 
reer as an Instructor at Ala- 
bama State in 1921. He became 
Director of the Extension Pro- 
gram in 1922, In 1925 he became 
Acting President and in 1926 he 
was made President, the position 
he now holds. 

Professional and Civic 

An active civic worker and 
professional leader as well as an 
educator, Doctor Trenholm is a 
Past-President and Secretary of 

the Alabama State Teachers As- 
sociation. He is currently Exec- 
utive Secretary of that organiza- 

He is Secretary-Treasurer of 
the American Teachers' Associa- 
tion, a position he has held for 
several years. He is Executive 
Officer of the Cooperative Negro 
Colleges and Secondary Schools 
for Negroes. He is a member of 
the National Health Association; 
a former member of the State 
Advisory Committee of the NYA; 
a member of the Board of Trus- 
tees of Hale Infirmary; a mem- 
ber of the National Education 
Association; the American Acad- 
emy of Political and Social 
Sciences; the Southern Socio- 
logical Society; the Southern In- 
terracial Commission; the Ma- 
sons; the Elks; the Alpha Phi 
Alpha Fraternity and the Sigma 
Pi Phi Fraternity. 

A prolific writer, Doctor Tren- 
holm is a contributing editor to 
the Journal of Negro Education 
and the Year Book of the Ala- 
bama State Teachers' Associa- 

i/Work On New Men's Dormitory Begun 

On Wednesday, July 15, 1953, work was started on the new half- 
million dollar men's dormitory at Savannah State College. The 
Byck-Worrell Construction Company of Savannah who will build 
the dormitory, started clearing away the trees on the dormitory site 
in preparation for beginning construction of the new edifice. 

[^Architects for the ultra-modern structure are Cletus W. and 
William P. Bergen, The new building is being constructed adjacent 
to Hill Hall— the present men's dormitory. It will accommodate 220 

^Narcotics Education Workshop Held 
During First Summer Session 

By Johnnie Paul Jones 

A new and different workshop was conducted at Savannah State 
College during the first summer session— the Narcotics Education 
Workshop. It was designed to acquaint the participants with the 
relationshop of narcotics to the crime rate in America and the rest 
of the world. 

The workshop, conducted by Professor A. Van Frazier, consisted 
of lectures, field trips, audio-visual aids, demonstrations, classroom 
experiments and discussions. 

The chief aim of the work- 
shop was to teach the prevention 
of the use of narcotics and to 
conserve human resources. One 
interesting experiment per- 
formed by the group was the 
distillation of beer and its ef- 
fects on the mind and body. 

Captain C. F. Weimer, Direc- 
tor of the Savannah Police De- 
partment's Traffic Bureau, was 
one of the guest lecturers for 
the workshop. He lectured on 
the effects of alcohol on the 
traffic and accident rate in Sa- 
vannah, and demonstrated the 
use of the Intoximeter in police 
work. A scientific instrument 
carried In all Savannah police 
cars, the Intoximeter is used to 
check the alcoholic content of 
a motorist's breath. 

The members of the workshop 
also conducted a round-table 
discussion in Meldrim Auditor- 

Dr. William K. Payne, Presi- 
dent of the College, in comment- 
ing on the work, stated that he 
was pleased that work was un- 
derway for the construction of 
the new building because it will 
meet one of the college's great- 
est needs — that of housing. Doc- 
tor Payne pointed out that the 
new dormitory will place the col- 
lege in a position for a unit of 
the Reserve Officers Training 

The new building will be a 
three-story edifice constructed 
on an L-shaped plan, with re- 
inforced concrete floors, ceilings 
and roof throughout. The ex- 
terior walls will be of concrete 
block, faced with a red range 
face brick In the full range of 
colors with continuous fenestra- 
tion. The continuous windows 
on each floor will be aluminum 
with crystal plate glass and all 
ventilating sections will be 
equipped with aluminum screens. 
The roof of the building will be 
a 20 year built-up tar and felt 
roof, and the whole structure will 
be completely fire-proof. 

In the building there will be 
105 dormitory rooms, each ac- 
commodating two students. The 
interior of these rooms will be of 
cement plaster at side walls and 
ceilings and the entire area, 
both, both in sleeping rooms and 
corridors, will be finished with 
asphalt floor tile. In each of the 
sleeping rooms there will be com- 
modious closet for each student, 
together with built-in chest of 
drawers, also arranged to pro- 
duce maximum comfort and 

Irene Mikell, Statesboro; Mrs. 
Idonia Darby, Savannah; Miss 
Alfreda Adams, Savannah and 
Miss Catherine Renfro, Milledge- 

Professor Frazier, Director of 
the workshop, was well quali- 
fied for his work, having re- 
ceived Narcotics Education train- 
ing at Paul Quinn College, Waco, 
Texas, and Northwestern Univer- 
sity. He has also conducted Nar- 
cotics workshops throughout the 
State of Tennessee. 


By Georgia E. Gordon 

Measure not worth with that of 

For one from lowly birth to fame 
may rise. 

And a tattered lad from an hum- 
ble heart 

May be a hero brave and wise, 

ium at one of the regular 
Wednesday assemblies. The dis- 
cussion covered the effects of 
alcohol upon the various systems 
of the body. Among the specific 
things discussed were the rela- 
tionship of alcohol upon history 
and literature, wine and the 
Bible, methods of presenting 
narcotics information to stu- 
dents of all grade levels and 
ways of integrating it with other 
subject matter. 

Miss Fairy Peyton of Memphis, 
Tennessee, served as chairman of 
the group. She is a teacher in 
the city schools of Memphis and 
plans to conduct a similar work- 
shop for teachers there this fall. 
Serving on the round-table dis- 
cussion with Miss Peyton were 
Miss Mary M. Hill, Manchester; 
Mrs. Dytha Dotson, Warrenton; 

Timothy Ryals, Townsend; Miss (/Assistant Librarian 
Marie Barnwell, Savannah; Miss Receives M. A. Degree 

By Margaret Brown Lewis 

"My year of study at Syracuse 
University not only promoted 
scholastic growth but strength- 
ened my knowledge in the area 
of human relations. My every- 
day experiences with students 
from all parts of the world was 
an education within itself." 

This statement was made by 
Miss Althea W. Williams, Assist- 
ant Librarian at Savannah State 
College, who received her Master 
of Science in Library Science on 

storage space for each occupant. 
Particular attention has been 
paid to the lighting of the build- 
ing to safeguard the students' 

All corridors throughout the 
building as well as the stair 
towers will have acoustical ceil- 
ings to cut down noise and to 
promote quiet which is so es- 
sential in buildings of this kind. 

In each wing on each floor 
will be located lavatory and 
toilets together with shower 
baths to accommodate the resi- 
dents of that floor. Storage 
rooms for the students' trunks 
and luggage will also be pro- 
vided on each floor. Access to 
each floor is provided by means 
of three reinforced concrete 
steps, each tower being enclosed 
with automatically closing fire 
doors and thus providing a safe 
means of exit under all condi- 
tions to the occupants of the 
building. Particular attention 
has been paid not only carry- 
ing out all of the requirements 
of the Georgia Safety Code, but 
in many instances of exceeding 
them in the interest of safety. 

On the first floor of the build- 
ing will be located an apartment 
to take care of the dormitory 
superintendent or faculty mem- 
ber in charge of the dormitories. 
Adjacent to these quarters will 
be located a large lounge in 
which the students may find re- 
laxation and in which social 
gatherings may be held. In con- 
junction with the lounge and 
residence quarters there will be 
a kitchen to provide such food 
as may be necessary for social 

The building will be heated by 
a forced hot water system, re- 
ceiving its steam supply from the 
central heating system on the 
campus. Each room and corri- 
dor will be heated by convertors 
and the entire heating system 
will produce adequate heat with 
proper moisture control and 
adequate zone control to produce 
different temperatures as re- 
quired in separate sections of the 

June 1, 1953, at Syracuse Uni- 
versity in Syracuse, New York. 

Miss Williams found the work 
at Syracuse very challenging. 
However, she met this challenge 
and was rewarded with her de- 

Miss Williams stated that al- 
though Syracuse is a private 
Institution, it is inter-denomina- 
tional, and there are students 
from Jamaica, Germany, France, 
India, Thailand and other coun- 
tries found there. She felt that 
it was very advantageous to 
have been associated with these 

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Member: Intercollegiate Press Association. National School 
Public Relations Association. 

Published six times per year by the students of Savannah State 
College through the Office of Public Relations. Savannah State 
College, State College Branch, Savannah. Georgia- 
Advertising Rate One Dollar per Column Inch. 


Associate Editor 


Miss Doris Tharpe — News 

Business Manager Otha L. Pettigrew 

Circulation Manager Mrs. H. E. Clark 

Staff Secretary Timothy Ryals 

Reportorial Staff .. Mrs. G. E. Gordon, 

Lauretta Google, Mary Patrick, Clara Blocker, 
George Jackson, W. Paul McNeeley 
Faculty Adviser William H. M. Bowens 

The Rosenberg Case 
Goes Down In History 

The fury over the Julius and Ethel Rosenberg spy case came to 
a close June 18, 1953. 

In April. 1951, five Americans were convicted of conspiracy to 
commit espionage against the United States. The five were the 
Rosenbergs, Ethel's brother, David Greenglass and Harry Gold. 

Offers from the United States Government to spare their lives 
in return for a confession of spying was turned own by them. The 
couple maintained their innocence to the end, declaring their 
sentence was a cruel and uncivilized action administered by Auto- 
cracy under Arbitrary power. They were, they said, victims of 
the worst frameup in the history of our country, but they would 
not yield their rights as free Americans. 

They were the first spies executed by order of a United States 
civil court. They were electrocuted in Sing Sing prison's electric 

Emanuel H. Bloch, attorney for the Rosenbergs, fought to the 
last for a stay-of-execution. Even the parents and two children 
of the doomed couple pleaded for clemency, but to no avail. More 
than ten-thousand persons participated in a "Save the Rosenbergs" 
demonstration before the White House. 

Even after many pleas from the immediate family and friends. 
Federal Judge Irving Kaufman refused clemency and stated he had 
searched his conscience but found no reason for mercy. Were he 
to show mercy he would violate the sacred trust placed in his 
hands by the people, he declared. 

A preliminary to their execution reminds me of the story of 
Pilate, the Chief Priests, Scribes, and the people before the cruci- 
fixion of Christ iSt, Luke 23:1-30; St. John 18:29-39; 19:5-12), Christ 
was a Jew. so were Julius and Ethel. 

Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas granted a stay-of- 
execution which did not last long. Justice Douglas played the 
role of Pilate in helping two people who were accused of betraying 
their own country and divulging the nation's most closely guarded 

The government has closed its book, and history will record 
I the Rosenberg case as an example of two who committed treason 
i against freedom. 

Lizettae Footman 


Augus t. 1953 

The Korean Conflict 

One of the biggest controversies of our times is the Korean 
War. Few people in the world understand fully the issues or prob- 
lems we face in the Far East, of which the Korean War is one. 

The Korean conflict began shortly after the close of World War 
II when North Korean Communists attacked South Korea. A line 
known as the 38th parallel which was to divide the North from the 
South was drawn. 

America and fifteen other United Nations countries intervened 
to stop the Communist aggression. Even though Russia was not 
directly participating in the war, it was believed by the United 
Nations that she was contributing men and materials to the Com- 
munist cause. 

America practices the democratic form of government and Rus- 
sia practices the communistic form. As a result two different views 
grew in he South Koreans' minds. When a truce was proposed by 
the United Nations, the South Koreans, under the leadership of 
Synghman Rhee, bitterly opposed the truce because it would divide 
South Korea. Rhee wants a unified Korea. 

Now that an armistice has been signed, there is still doubt 
in the minds of many throughout the world that it will last. There 
is widespread belief that this agreement to end the shooting war 
in favor of a political one is only a stalemate until such time as 
the Communists deem it favorable to resume the shooting war. 

The eventual outcome will not be known for some time to 
come. The problem is whether South Korea will continue the fight 
for a unified Korea or accept the UN truce. 

Doris Tharpe 


The Mosquitos 

job of calling the roll or anything else for that matter. He slaps 
his arms, his check, the back of his head, table and the wall. 

Every student in the classroom is slapping here, slapping there 
and slapping everywhere. Slapping what? Why do you ask? 
Mosquitoes, of course. 

Each morning as students enter the classroom mosquitoes rise 
up from their beds and make their attack. They greet us with 
nice juicy bites. To be sure, they work with the regularity and 
efficiency of an army. 

One day a photographer came in to take some pictures of our 
class. He requested that everyone sit still for a moment. Impossible, 
with such troublesome pests as these mosquitoes around. He had 
to take his pictures between slips. 

Students frequently doze in the classroom, presumably as a 
result of having lost the battle with these persistent little pests in 
the classroom and in the dormitory the night before. In short. 
they won't let you sleep during the night. 

I repeat, "Are teachers and students to tolerate such pests con- 
tinually expecting relief only when summer school ends?" 

We hope some remedial steps will take place presently. If not, 
we'll look forward to Vacation Day. August 15. 1953. 



The Administration 
Merits A Big Hand 

Dr. W. K. Payne has done a magnificent job in bringing about 
some obviously needed improvements in and around Savannah State 
College. Rise and give him a hand. 

Have you ever done a job well and nobody seemed appreciative? 
Did everybody take it for granted in a rather indifferent manner? 

iWell, this is the type of situation we find here at Savannah 
State College. Anyone who has kept on the alert knows that gen- 
eral conditions are greatly improved when compared to general 
conditions four or five years ago. When I say general conditions 
are improved, that is putting it mild. All aspects are better. 

>JP#achers are improved, that is, their qualifications are marked- 
ly superior. It should be noted that the majority of them are 
teaching in their fields at present. They did not conform to this 
practice a few years ago. 

The students, although the masses could appear more cultured 
and refined, have certainly come a long way otherwise, flmey seem 
to realize that in order to succeed, one must study and prepare 
himself. They have come to know that Savannah State College is 
not a winter or summer resort. Many of them have ceased looking 
for easy teachers and "sop" courses. 

One can hardly help noticing the repairs and renovations of the 
various buildings on the campus. A few years ago girls were simply 
ashamed to entertain their guests in the dormitory, because of 
dilapidated furniture and the general physical appearance of the 
room. Camilla Hubert Hail is quite livable now. The hall floors 
are tiled, the reception room has been completely renovated with 
furniture settings which will compare favorably with that of any 
school. My! What a pleasant change. 

During this same period no place was provided in the dormitory 
for students to wash, iron or do hair. A student would be campus- 
bound if she were reported doing any of these chores in the dormi- 
tory. A girl had to walk all the way to the laundry to press a 
handkerchief. What about now? There is a spacious room in the 
dormitory equipped with ironing boards and wooden hangers for 
students' use. A special room is set aside as a beauty parlor. 

\Tne meals in the dining hall are decidedly improved. One can 
hardly do justice with the comparison. Students now have edible 
food and balanced meals. vBuring "Reconstruction" days, meals 
were neither edible nor balanced Peanut butter, syrup and crackers 
were a favorite menu. 

v r3f. W. K. Payne and his staff have really ushered in a new 
epoch, and should be commended for their efforts. Let us give 
credit where it is due. These are just a few of the many changes 
that have come about under this present administration. With un- 
tiring cooperation from supporters, SSC will be our Utopia. 
Wilhelmea Handeman 

Faculty Profile 

Vhy can't something be done about these pests?— the mos- 
quitoes. Simple items such as spray gun, insecticide and a little 
time will do the job. And why not spray the marsh? 

Who is to blame for their large numbers here at the College? 
Are teachers and students to continue toleration of such pests 
in such large multitudes? Are they to expect relief only when 
summer school ends? 

Slap, slap, slap, "Listen to the roll call," says the Instructor, 
but the slap, slap continues about the classroom as the roll is 
called. The Instructor, himself, is too busy slapping to do a good 


This issue of the Tiger's Roar 
salutes Dr. R. Grann Lloyd for 
his outstanding work in the field 
of Economics and Social Science. 
Dr. Lloyd earned the B. S. de- 
gree from Tennessee A & I. 
State College, the M. A. from 
Columbia University and the Ph. 
D. from New York University. 

Before coming to Savannah 

State College, Doctor Lloyd 
served in an advisory capacity 
at Chase Bottle and Supply Cor- 
poration in New York, taught 
four years in the City Schools of 
New York City, and for two and 
one-half years was a community 
recreation leader in New York 
City. Doctor Lloyd has eight 
years experience in college 

He served as acting chairman 
of the Department of Social 
Science and as chairman of the 
Faculty Research Committee at 
Savannah State College for the 
1952-53 school year. He is serv- 
ing actively as consultant on Ed- 
ucational Research to the Na- 
tional Lexicographic Board, Ltd., 
and is Managing Editor of the 
Negro Educational Review. Dur- 
ing the 1951-52 academic year. 
Doctor Lloyd was director of the 
National Teachers Research As- 
sociates INTRA. i 

Doctor Lloyd is currently serv- 
ing as director of research for 
the NTRA and since 1947 has 
done research and writing in the 
social, economic and educational 

He is a prolific writer. Among 
his publications are: White Su- 
premacy in the United States, 

published by the Washington. 
D. C, Public Affairs Press. 1952; 
"The Reading Habits of Children 
and the School," The Journal of 
Educational Sociology, 1947; "Are 
Remedial Writing Programs 
needed in Negro Colleges and 
Universities?", Journal of Negro 
Education. Winter issue, 1948 ; 
"Sabbatical Leave in Negro Col- 
leges and Universities," School 
and Society, September 18, 1948; 
"Academic Murder," The Negro 
History Bulletin, February, 1949; 
"Helpful Hints in the Study of 
the Social Sciences," Indiana 
Social Studies Quarterly, 1949; 
"The Colleagues We Would Like 
to Have," Teachers College 
Journal, Indiana State Teachers 
College, Terra Haute, Indiana. 
1949; Juvenile Deliquency in a 
Period of Tension," The Negro 
Educational Review, January, 
1950; "The States Rights Myth 
and Southern Opposition to Fed- 
eral Antl-Lynching Legislation," 
The Negro Educational Review, 
April, 1950 ; "The First Great 
Battle Regarding Life Servitude 
in America," The Negro Educa- 
tional Review, January, 1951; 
"Loyalty Oaths and Communist- 
ic Influence in Negro Colleges 
and Universities," School and 
Society, January 5, 1952; "Par- 
ent-Youth Conflicts Irritating 
College Students," Sociology and 
Social Research, March - April, 
"Research for the Classroom 
Teacher," The Negro Educational 
Review, April. 1952; "Practices of 
American Negro Colleges and 
Universities Regarding Graduate 
Training of Faculty Members 
Within the Employing Institu- 
tion," The Journal of Negro Edu- 
cation, Spring, 1952, and "Re- 
tirement and Annuity Plans in 
Negro Colleges and Universities." 
His most recent article, "The Role 
of the Social Sciences in the 
Changing Pattern of Foreign 
Policy", will be published in the 
New England Social Studies 
Bulletin in October, 1953. 

In recognition of his outstand- 
ing work in Social Science and 
Economics, Doctor Lloyd is listed 
in the Blue Book of Who's Who 
in the Social Studies. He is also 
listed in Who's Who in Colored 
America and Who's Who in 
American Education. 

Doctor Lloyd holds member- 
ship in the Phi Delta Kappa 
Fraternity. Sigma Rho Sigma 
Recognition Society, American 
Association of University Profes- 
sors. Association of Social Science 
Teachers, World Academy of 
Economics, National Council for 
the Social Studies, National 
Teachers' Research Association. 
Association of Social Studies - 
Teachers of New York City and 
the American Education Re- 
search Association. 

The Arts and 
Crafts Workshop 

By Mary Patrick 

The Arts and Crafts Workshop 
at Savannah State College was 
designed to meet the needs of 
teachers in schools throughout 
the state. The workshop pro- 
vided the opportunity for gain- 
ing insight into the philosophies, 
techniques, and media of art 
education and ways of adapting 
these to the particular problems 
and enviroment of the elemen- 
tary and secondary schools. 

Experiences were obtained in 
the following: creative drawing, 
painting, clay modeling, paper 
mache construction and the 
crafts. Lessons learned in the 
workshop will be very helpful to 
students throughout the state 
this fall. 

Mr. Philip J. Hampton, of the 
Savannah State College faculty. 
was director of the workshop. He 
is a graduate of Kansas City Art 
Institute with the B. A. and 
M. A. degrees In Fine Arts. Mr. 
Hampton has done additional 
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August, 1953 


Pa«c i 

Should An Athlete Be Paid? 

"No" Head Coach "Yes" Athletic 
John Martin Director T. Wright 

By Lottie Burnett 

1/fCn interview with SSC's Head 
Coach, John "Big John" Martin 
on "Whether an athlete should 
be paid to participate in extra- 
curricular activities," brought a 
negative answer from the like- 
able head mentor. However, he 
stated that athletes should be 

Coach Martin immediately re- 
plied. "No, athletes should not 
be paid to play. A good athlete 
plays for the sake of the game, 
and for improving his skill rather 
than for money." 

Furthermore, he pointed out 
that In a case where an indi- 
vidual is not financially able to 
attend school, he should be given 
a subsidy. The various ways of 
subsidizing are < 1 > awarding cash 
scholarships; (2) granting work 
and work-aid and (3) having 
organizations that are interested 
in the individual as an athlete 
pay his expenses. 

Coach Martin also said, "If 
we are going to subsidize, it 
should be on an involuntary 
basis. By that I mean it should 
be given according to the need 
of the individual and his ability 
to achieve. The only way the 
college can survive athletically 
in its competition with other 
colleges and conferences is to 

In conclusion he pointed out 
that a small college suffers from 
subsidization while the large col- 
lege profits. "If we are going to 
have a worthwhile team in foot- 
ball, basketball, track and other- 
wise, we must subsidize. If we 
can't afford to give athletic 
scholarships, we should have our 
extra-curricular activities on an 
intramural basis." 

Ford Fellow Tells 
How He Received 

By J. W, H. Thomas 

^/fn December, 1951, Ford Fel- 
lowships were made available to 
all colleges in the United States. 
The purpose of these grants was 
to improve faculty members in 
the Liberal Arts area. Of the 
number recommended by the 
President of Savannah State 
College. I was elected," said Mr. 
J. B. Clemmons, Chairman of the 
Department of Mathematics at 
Savannah State College. 

In an interview, Mr. Clem- 
mons explained what he thinks 
accounted for his fellowship 
grant in seven detailed steps. 

The first step was a confer- 
ence with President W. K. Payne, 
who emphasized the importance 
of improving the caliber of In- 
struction throughout the entire 
college. From the conference 
with President Payne, Mr. Clem- 
mons stated that he recognized 
that this would make a real con- 
tribution to the training of the 
youth of the State of Georgia. 

In the second step, he was re- 
quired to write an intellectual 
autobiography which extended 
from the time he entered col- 
lege until his present status. He 
indicated that the theme of the 
autobiography presented was 
that he always tried to prepare 
himself well for whatever posi- 
tion he held. 

The third step was the start- 
ing of the plan and purpose of 
what he expected to do if grant- 
ed a fellowship. 

"As soon as I read the Strayer 
Report which affected changes 
in all institutions of the Univer- 
sity of Georgia. I recognized 
that the mathematics depart- 
ment was not equipped to do 
the new functions assigned It. I 

By Margaret B. Lewis 
> 'jAn athlete should be paid 
enough to maintain himself in 
school, because all athletes repre- 
senting a school are students of 
that school and are expected to 
meet all student requirements." 
This remark voiced the opinion 
of Theodore A. (Ted) Wright, 
Associate Professor of Physical 
Education at Savannah State 
College, when asked whether or 
not an athlete should be paid. 
The interview took place in Will- 
cox Gymnasium on June 25, 

When asked how much should 
an athlete be paid. Coach Wright 
replied, "No more than any other 
student who is contributing 
equally to the same cause." He 
stated that since the financial 
status of students vary accord- 
ing to the parental income and 
other economic factors, all stu- 
dents do not need the same aid. 
"If President Eisenhower's son 
were an athlete, representing an 
Institution, he would not need as 
much maintenance as other stu- 
dents," he said. 

Coach Wright went on to 
enumerate factors which influ- 
ence the lives of athletes: "First 
of all, an athlete cannot be 
helped unless he comes through 
the work-aid committee," he 
said. He further stated that 
they are students first, then ath- 
letes and they must have at 
least a "C" over-all average in 
order to be eligible to receive 
work-aid. He pointed out that 
the athlete must spend his time 
practicing and conditioning him- 
self in order to make the team. 
At the same time, he has to make 
his grades in order to stay In 

Coach Wright stated that stu- 
dents who are members of the 
band, choir, or other organiza- 
tions have six years to complete 
their college work while ahtletes 
have only four years to represent 
an institution. "There are cer- 
tain rules and regulations for 
conferences and rating commit- 
tees of schools that have to be 
considered. One requires the 
athlete to maintain a passing 
average in two-thirds of his 
work. No other work-aid speci- 
fies such requirements. Another 
regulation governing athletes 
states that once he has signed 
at a school and finds it neces- 
sary to change schools, he is not 
eligible to compete in athletics 
at any other school until he has 
remained there for at least a 
year. When he signs up at a 
school, he has sold what he has 
to the school." 

Coach Wright referred to an 
important factor to be consid- 
ered in deciding whether or not 
an athlete should be paid. He 
said, "Athletes are risking phys- 
ical injuries more than any other 
student. If they are injured, it 
lessens their ability to carry on 
their other activities." He point- 
ed out that students who play 
in the band, sing in the choir 
or have other types of work-aid 
jobs, are not exposed to danger. 

He concluded by stating that 
schools take in revenue from 
athletic performances. When 
asked, "What does an athlete get 
out of it?" He further empha- 
sized that the amount paid to 
athletes should vary according 
to individual needs, 
further expressed my desire, as 
Chairman of the Department of 
Mathematics, to meet this chal- 
lenge in both personnel and 
equipment," Mr. Clemmons 

The fourth step was a request 
that he contact prominent people 
with whom he had worked, who 

The Elementary Workshop 

By Doris Tharpe ' 
There were seventy-six teachers enrolled in the Elementary 
Workshop. They were divided into three groups according to their 
interest. (1) The Lower Reading Group was supervised by Mrs 
Donella G. Seabrook with Mrs. Annie L. Kilroy as Chairman. )2i The 
Upper Reading Group was supervised by Mrs. Thelma E. Harmond 
with Mrs. Maudestine Ellington acting as Chairman. i3i Art, Arith- 
metic, Health and Social Science Group was supervised by Mrs 
Dorothy C. Hamilton with Rev. Lee H. Stinson as Chairman. 
General officers for the work- Ellington, W r est Broad Street 

shop were: Mrs. Nancy E. Ste- 
phens. Chairman; Mrs. Helen 
Riley, Secretary; Mrs. Jacqueline 
Bryant, Chairman of Program 
Committee; Miss Ida R. Howard, 
Hostess Committee; Mrs. Louise 
Watkins, Travel Committee; Mrs. 
Maudestine Ellington, Demon- 
stration Committee; Miss Mar- 
celyn Holland. Library Commit- 

Among the activities conduct- 
ed by the groups were demon- 
strations of teaching techniques 
and methods ; socio - dramas ; 
panel discussions; several group 
assemblies and discussions; a 
boat-ride and tour of the Savan- 
nah River Harbor; a visit to the 
Art clasroom; projects; units; 
lesson plans; constructing teach- 
ing aids and several general dis- 
cussions. The Upper Reading 
Group entertained with a Valen- 
tine Party, and the Social 
Studies Group entertained with 
a Halloween Party. 

During the session the follow- 
ing consultants came in to give 
demonstrations and lectures in 
their respective fields. They 
were: Choral Reading, Mr. Leroy 
Bolden, Alfred E. Beach High 
School, Savannah, Georgia; Let- 
ter Cutting, Mrs. Gertrude D 
Thomas, East Broad Street 
School, Savannah; Reading, Mrs. 
Louise L. Owens, Savannah State 
College; Science— Dr. B. T. Grif- 
fith, Savannah State College ; 
Arithmetic, Mr. John Clemmons. 
Savannah State College; Social 
Science. Mr. Elmer J. Dean, Sa- 
vannah State College; Health, 
Dr. S. M. McDew, Savannah State 
College Physician; Music. Mr, 
L. Allen Pyke. Savannah State 
College; and Games. Miss Geral- 
dine Hooper, Savannah State 

The workshop participants and 
the counties represented by them 

Burke County — Dorothy J. 
Freeman, Battsford School; 
Gladys Rountree Scott. Summer 
Stand Senior High; Ora Holmes. 
Springfield High and Gladys M. 
Scott. Summer Stand High. 

Baldwin County — Abbie Chat- 
man, Carver High and Annie M. 
Daniels, Black Creek School. 

Bibb County— Ida R. Howard, 

B. S.. Ingram School and Louise 
Watkins, Unlonvllle School. 

Bryan County^JulIa S. Bacon, 
George Washington Carver 

Bulloch County— Earlma Hall, 
Portal High School; Mabel J. 
Garlett, Brooklet Junior High; 
Annie B. Mlllen, Hodges Grove 
School; Lurushla Nelson, New 
Sandridge School and Sadie B. 
Williams, Brooklet Junior High. 

Candler County — Marcelyn 
Holland, Pulaski Junior High. 


C. Davis and Thelma K. May- 
nard, Woodville High School ; 
Jacqueline Bryant, Harris Street 
School; Vernle Rakestraw and 
Eleanor B. Williams, Springfield 
Terrace School ; Emma Wort- 
ham, Powell Laboratory School 
and Pearlie M. Harden, Annie M. 
Kilroy. Alma J. Mullino, Thelma 
R. Tharpe, Helen S. Riley and 
Geneva M. Mitchell. 

Clarke County — Maudestine M. 
knew of his ability and aptitude. 
Those people were gracious 
enough to evaluate and report 
their opinions to the committee. 

"Step five." Mr, Clemmons said, 
"was a personal Interview with 
a member of the committee, at 

School and Lizzie M. Griffeth, 
Newton School. 

Coffee County — Mary Alyce 
Badger, Nichols Junior High. 

Decatur County — Josephine 
King, Hutto High. 

Dodge County — Doris A. 
Tharpe, Peabody High. 

Effingham County — Agnes L. 
Midell, Eden Elementary School 
and Isabell Scott Wilson, Mel- 
drim School. 

Emanuei County — Willie M. 
Baldwin, Jones Elementary 

Evans County— Gladys R. Mar- 
tin and Rubye E. DeLoach, Evans 
County Training School. 

Glynn County — Mary A. Wil- 
liams, Magnolia School. 

Greene County — Sara Hail, 
Alexander School and Rosa 
Skrine, Jones Central Elemen- 
tary School. 

Hail County — Geneva O. Bray, 
Fair St. High; Annie R. Martin, 
Mt. Zion High and Nancy E. Ste- 
phens, Belton Elementary School. 

Hancock County — Gladys M. 
Clayton, Union Elementary 

Henry County, Alabama — Ber- 
nice L. Canady, Headlaw High 
School, Headlaw, Alabama. 

Hampton County, South Caro- 
lina — Lauretta W. Crawford, 
Estill Training School. 

Jasper County, South Carolina 
— Ernestine Gillison, Good Hope 
School, Rldgeland, South Caro- 

Jackson County — Thelma L. 
Glynn, Cedar Grove School. 

Laurens County — Alma Jones, 
Susie Dasher Elementary School 

Liberty County — Albertha 
Lewis and Alice E. Travis, 
Holmeston School. 

Long County — Ruth E. Derry, 
Parks Grove School and Ethel 
L Frazier, Walker High. 

Morgan County — Rev Lee H 
Stenson. Springfield School. 

McDuffie County — Margaret C. 
Harris, McDuffie County Train- 
ing School. 

Mcintosh County^S. T. Hall, 
Todd Grant High and G. T. 
Swall, Eulonia School. 

Screven County — Dorothy L. 
Hannah, Ditch Pond School; Ar- 
eola Harris, Newington Elemen- 
tary School; Mary J. Carter, 
Black Creek School and Hattilyn 
S. Slocum, Gallad School. 

Taliaferro County — Annie Y. 
Ellington, Springfield School. 

Pierce County— Edith E. Sur- 
rency, Lee Street School. 

Treutlen County — Sylvia W 
Harris, Phillips Chapel School. 

Tattnall County — Beatrice 
Mack, Manassas Junior High and 
Sarah L, Norwood, Reidsvllle 

Ware County — Annie Graham, 
Telmore School. 

Wheeler County — Josephine 
Davis, Alimo High. 

Savannah State College was 
well represented In the work- 
shop. Some were renewing their 
certificates, others getting an 
elementary certificate and the 
remainder completing require- 
ments for degrees at the College, 
whichtime additional informa- 
tion was exchanged." 

Step six was the big moment 
I which involved the announce- 
ment by the committee, April 1, 
1952, that Mr, Clemmons had 
[_been accepted as a Ford Fellow. 
Step seven was to gain admis- 
sion to the university of his 
choice. "This was an easy task 
as my credits were all in order," 

Secondary Education 
Workshop Makes The 
Curriculum Dynamic 

By Mrs. H. E. Clark 

The principals and In-service 
teachers who attended the Sec- 
ondary Workshop at Savannah 
State College composed the most 
active and interesting group on 
the campus. All members en- 
gaged in teaching tackled vari- 
ous problems related to the com- 
munity in which they live and 

The surveys, discussions, con- 
ferences and skillful guidance on 
the part of Dr. C. L. Kiah, Chair- 
man of the Education Depart- 
ment and Workshop Director, 
taught the participants how to 
make the Curriculum in the 
Secondary School Dynamic. 

The Workshop members 
learned to differenciate between 
a "do" democracy and a "talk" 
democracy; they also learned to 
develop a "know how" educa- 
tional system rather than the 
old traditional "know about" sys- 

The 16 members of the work- 
shop were divided into groups 
according to their Interest. 
Groups organized were Business 
Education, Industrial Education. 
Language Arts, General Science 
and Social Science. Problems 
were discussed and research work 
done on the problems by mem- 
bers of the groups. Experts in 
the field were called in for con- 
sultation. The groups then out- 
lined their topic and discussed 
the cause, effect and possible so- 
lution of the problems. 

Books on curriculum planning 
in the Secondary Schools, special 
bulletins, educational reports, 
audio-visual aid films, records 
and field trips were used by the 
groups to collect information for 
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he said. 

A leave of absence had to be 
obtained by recommendation. 
This was granted by the Board 
of Regents of the University Sys- 
tem Of Georgia, Mr. Clemmons 
pointed out. 

"The next task was to use well 
the $5,200 granted to study 
toward my Ph. D. degree in pure 
mathematics. After a confer- 
ence with the chairman of the 
department of mathematics at 
the University of Southern Cali- 
fornia. I was able to select the 
proper subjects to meet partial 
requirements for the Ph. D. de- 
gree," he remarked. 

After about three weeks he 
was recommended by one of the 
members of the department as 
official tutor of mathematics for 
the Athletic Department, he 
stated. Mr. Clemmons cited this 
as the most cherished experience 
of his career. After one semes- 
ter's work, he had gained the 
confidence needed to accept the 
challenge to continue his study 
for another year, he added. Be- 
cause of his outstanding per- 
formance in mathematical logic, 
he feels that his research proj- 
ect will be done in the Califor- 
nia area. 

Mr. Clemmons hopes to com- 
plete all requirements for the 
desired degree by June, 1954. 
When asked how his advanced 
study would affect the mathe- 
matics program at Savannah 
State College, he replied. "I feel 
that I am better able to map 
the course which the college 
shall take, where the area of 
mathematics is concerned. Fur- 
ther, I am much more sensitive 
to the value of a department to 
operated in a systematic unit to 
meet the functions and needs of 
the college." 

In several instances Mr. Clem- 
mons gave credit to the Presi- 
dent of Savannah State College 
for his recommendations and 
guidance throughout this partic- 
ular academic adventure. 

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August. 19.1.1 


The President 

It is assumed that people who 
attend college are still able to 
grow and to profit from instruc- 
tion. One does not expect to 
find individuals who are so set 
in their ways of living and act- 
ing that improvement cannot be 

In many respects this general 
desire to learn and to improve 
is the basis for unlimited growth 
personality and vision. Stand- 
ards of behavior in various 
phases of living may be ex- 
amined and analyzed. Almost 
everyone possesses standards 
which he has developed through 
imagination or through con- 
scious effort. Attending college 
usually provides the time and 
the atmosphere needed to ex- 
amine one's behavior. There are 
opportunities to see in others 
some of the things which are 
desirable, and likewise, oppor- 
tunities to see some things are 
very repulsive. 

Attending college should mean 
higher standards in many areas 
of living. One should expect to 
do better those things which he 
already knows. Even habits, like 
walking and speaking, should be 
lifted to a new level. Agreement 
and disagreement on issues 
should be expressed on higher 
planes. In addition to the ele- 
vation of what one possesses al- 
ready, systematic effort should 
be made to acquire new habits, 
attitudes, and ways of expressing 
one's self. 

There is also some concern toX 
day about the quality of per- 
formance which college students 
give. It is unfortunate that the 
degree of completeness of an 
activity often results in disap-l 
pointment to those who believe 
that education is important to 
happy living. Many activities 
show incompleteness and lack of 
care. Some want to rationalize 
the situation by saying that there 
was not sufficient time to do a 
"turn key" job. Habits of ex- 
cusing one's self so readily when 
carelessness shows itself are 
learned just as facts and infor- 
mation are acquired. It is time 
for college students to make 
thoroughness and completeness 
a part of all of their living. 

In an age where the welfare 
of many depends upon the 
thoroughness of each partici- 
pant, nothing can be considered 
lightly or unimportant. The 
ability to perform with accuracy 
and thoroughness and to re- 
quire it of others is one of the 
traits needing emphasis today In 
modern education. The pride 
which individuals once had in 
accomplishments which were 
performed by a single person 
should be developed for coopera- 
tive projects. This attitude or 
point of view will lead to more 
effective community life and 
happier individuals. 


Summer Lyceum 

Committee Presents 

Top- Rate Attractions 
By Lauretta Google 

"The Old Maid and the Thief," 
a comic opera was sponsored by 
the Summer Lyceum Committee 
of Savannah State College. 

The comic opera was written 
by Gian-Carlo Menotti whose 
products have captivated Broad- 
way theater goers. "The Consul," 
"The Medium" and "The Tele- 
phone" are among his triumphs. 
The opera was presented by 
the Comic Opera Players in a 
light informal theatrical atmos- 
phere which combined drama 
with an intimate relationship be- 
tween cast and audience. Com- 
posed of a group of young pro- 
fessionals, the Comic Opera 
Players are under the guidance 
of talented David Shapiro who 
has conducted operas in New 
York and at Tanglewood, Massa- 

The players are Madeline Vose, 
Virginia Copeland, Alfred Medi- 
nets, Robert Gross, Edith Gordon 
and Audrey Dearden. Life Maga- 
zine has hailed this group as the 
"finest young theater company 
in the country." 

The Committee presented three 
talented musicians in chapel on 
Wednesday, June 23. 

The two well-known artists 
from the Savannah sector were 
Miss Evelyn Grant, pianist, the 
talented daughter of Mr. and 
Mrs. Leon Grant, Sr., and a sen- 
ion at Howard University where 
she is majoring in music. Miss 
Ella Marie Law, soprano, a grad- 
uate of Talladega College, thrilled 
the audience with her version of 
Angus Dieu. Miss Law is the 
daughter of the Edward Laws. 

The guest of honor was Mrs. Yo- 
shlo Ogawa, an exchange student 
from the University of Tokyo to 
the University of Southern Cali- 
fornia where he is doing ad- 
vanced study in music, special- 
izing in the Violin. He is the 
mouse guest of Mr. J. B. Clem- 
Imons, Chairman of the Depart- 
ment of Mathematics at Savan- 
nah State College. 

The Lyceum Committee spon- 
sored other entertaining affairs 
for the summer school students. 
Among the affairs were: A boat- 
ride to Daufuskie Island, South 
Carolina on July 2; on July 4, 
a Lawn Party on the College 
followed by a social in the Col- 
lege Inn where games were 
played. Prizes were awarded to 
the winners. A party was held 
in the College Inn on July 17. 
The outstanding quartet, "Con- 
tinental-Aires," appeared at the 
College on July 27 and a "Square 
Dance" In the College Inn on 
July 31. 

The Committee has also 
planned a tour of Savannah 
Boatride. a local talent show and 
a motorcade to Selden Park in 
Brunswick. Georgia. 

The members of the Lyceum 
Committee were Mr. W. V. Win- 
ters, Chairman; Mrs. P. Massey, 
Secretary; Rev. A. J. Hargrett; 
Miss Miriam Bacote; Mr. T. U. 
Ryals; Mrs. Otha L. Pettigrew 
and President W. K. Payne, ex- 

College Inn 
Expands Recreational 

By Johnnie L. Harris 

The College Inn is continuing 
its expansion of student activi- 

The book store has been moved 
from the center of the College 
Inn building to the back of the 
building, allowing the previous- 
ly occupied space to be used for 
additional recreational activities. 
The office where the books are 
stored will be released for recre- 
ational activities also. 

On June 22, 1953, a ping-pong 
table was placed In the recrea- 

Prof. Lockette 
Tells Of Work 
At Illinois 

By Joe Anna Campbell 

Savannah State College, June 
26. — Professor Rutherford E. 
Lockette, Assistant Professor of 
Industrial Education at Savan- 
nah State College, gave high- 
lights and opinions in an inter- 
view yesterday concerning his 
position as graduate assistant in 
the Department of Industrial 
Education at the University of 
Illinois during the academic year 
of 1952-53. 

"I did a research project and 
developed a course of study in 
applied electricity for the Indus- 
trial Education Department. I 
based my research on the analy- 
sis of electrical occupation," he 

Professor Lockette pointed out 
that the objective of this course 
is to prepare teachers to handle 
electricity in the industrial arts 

"The students seemed to have 
felt the need for study and did 
study. They spent several hours 
a day in the library attempting 
to get as much out of the course 
as possible." 

"With the approach of inter- 
gration, and it seems to be ap- 
proaching, this should focus our 
attention on the need for better 
preparation at the lower levels," 
he added. 

Professor Lockette stated the 
belief that students should go 
about their work as though it 
were a vocation. 

"The 12 students enrolled in 
the course showed exceptional 
ability and background," he said. 

In commenting on the fact 
that he was the first Negro to 
teach at the University of Illi- 
nois, he said, "It depended most- 
ly upon the individual more than 
the race. The question of being 
a Negro was just another inci- 

tion room of the College Inn. 
The table Is for the benefit of 
students who like to play the 
game and are willing to care for 
it properly. 

Nelson R. Freeman, Veteran's 
Secretary and Manager of the 
Book Store and College Inn, is 
doing additional study In the 
field of personnel management 
at Columbia University this sum- 
mer. This study Is expected to 
enrich activities in the Inn. Miss 
Doris L. Harris, Veteran's Clerk 
and Cashier, College Inn, and al- 
so a graduate of Savannah State 
College, is in full charge of the 
Inn during the absence of Mr. 
Freeman. Her duties: managing 
the snack bar, the book store 
and managing veteran's affairs. 

Miss Harris released the infor- 
mation that there are 40 Korean 
veterans in attendance at Sa- 
vannah State College. With the 
applications received to date, the 
number is expected to be at 
least doubled by September. 

The Veteran's Secretary urges 
all veterans to make a wise 
choice in their field of study as 
Korean veterans will be permit- 
ted to change their fields only 
once while studying under the 
G. I. Bill of Rights. This change 
can be only when sufficient rea- 
sons are furnished the Veterans 
Administration Office to justify 
the change. 

Korean veterans are advised to 
bring enough money to school 
with them to pay all expenses 
for at least a month. The Vet- 
erans Administration is now pay- 
ing expenses until the termina- 
tion of each month instead of 
paying in advance as with the 
World War II veteran. 

Grid Tigers Card 
Eight-Game Slate 
For 1953 Season 

Theodore A. "Ted" Wright, 
Athletic Director and chairman 
of the Department of Health and 
Physical Education at Savannah 
State College, announced that 
the Gold and Orange Tigers will 
play an eight game schedule dur- 
ing the 1953 football season. 

The schedule is as follows: 
October 2, Elizabeth City 
Teachers College at Savannah*; 
October 9, Alabama State Col- 
lege at Montgomery, Alabama*; 
October 17, Morris College at 
Sumter, S. Carolina"'; October 
24. Bethune-Cookman at Day- 
tona Beach, Florida; October 30, 
Albany State College at Savan- 
nah"; November 7, open; Novem- 
ber 14, Florida Normal and In- 
dustrial College at Savannah!, 
HOMECOMING; November 20, 
Chaflin University at Savan- 
nah*!; November 26, Payne Col- 
lege at Augusta, Georgia!, 

"Night Games 
iConference Games 


(Continued from Page 3) 
their reports. The groups were: 
Business Education, Marilyn 
Jackson, Savannah; Harold Field, 
Savannah; Dorothy Lanier, 
Statesboro; Industrial Educa- 
tion, Edward Harris, Savan- 
nah; Adolphus Williams, Bruns- 
wick; Language Arts, Harriet 
Brown, Lakeland; Georgia Gor- 
don, Savannah; Mervin Jackson, 
Savannah; Julia Martin, Savan- 
nah; General Science, Lilla An- 
derson, Mllledgeville; Norma 
Anderson, Waycross; Social 
Science, Inez Brown, Savannah; 
Hattie Clark. Thomasville: An- 
gus Henry, Millen; Vivian Reese, 
Wfo'htsviiie; and Naomi Smiley. 

The highlight of the workshop 
was the presentation of a Three 
Dimensltional Skit in the Col- 
lege Chapel. The skit was di- 
rected by Dr. Klah with Angus 
Henry as stage manager. The 
theme of the skit was, "Making 
the Curriculum in the Secondary 
School Dynamic." The first di- 
mension was the old traditional 
one-room school where the 
teacher told the student what, 
when and how to do their work. 
The emphasis was on the lesson 
content of the book only. Mrs. 
Georgia Gordon of Savannah, 
portrayed the traditional teacher 
who ruled the classroom with 
Iron handed discipline. 

The second dimension was the 
modern, well lit classroom with 
reference materials and informal 
seating arrangement. The teach- 
er served as co-ordinator and 
advisor to the students, putting 
stress on group participation 
and teacher-pupil planning. In 
the modern school emphasis was 
placed on the individual student 
and ways to meet his physical, 
mental, emotional, aesthetic and 
social needs. 

The Third Dimension will be 
the new school of the future, de- 
veloped by the teachers and fu- 
ture teachers of tomorrow. Con- 
sultants assisting Dr. Klah in 
the workshop were Mr. R. C. 
Long, Chairman of the Business 
Department; Mr. W. B. Nelson, 
Director of the Division of Trades 
and Industries; Dr. O. T. Small- 
wood, Professor of Language and 
Literature; Mr. C. V. Clay, Chair- 
man of the Department of Chem- 
Isty; Mr. W. V. Winters. Pro- 
fessor of Chemistry ; Mr. E. J. 
Dean, Chairman, Department of 
Social Sciences and Dr. E. K. 
Williams, Director of the Division 
of Arts and Sciences and Actings 
Dean of Faculty. 

Two Visiting 
Teachers On Summer 
School Faculty 

By Johnnie Paul Jones 

Prof. A. Van Frazier, a grad- 
uate of Tennessee State Univer- 
sity and Northwestern Univer- 
sity, conducted a Workshop in 
Narcotics Education at Savannah 
State College during the first 
Summer Session. 

Dr. O. T. Smallwood, a gradu- 
ate of North Carolina A. & T. 
College, Greensboro; Howard 
University, Washington, D. C, 
and New York University, served 
as visiting professor of English 
at Savannah State College for 
the third consecutive summer. 

Professor Frazier is an Instruc- 
tor in Social Science at Booker 
T. Washington High School. 
Chattanooga, Tennessee. He has 
conducted Narcotics Education 
Workshops throughout the state 
of Tennessee. Professor Frazier 
received his Narcotics Education 
training at Paul Quinn College, 
Waco, Texas, and Northwestern 

Dr. Smallwood is well qualified 
for his job as visiting professor 
of English having served as 
Chairman of the Department of 
English at Samuel Houston Col- 
lege in Austin, Texas, for three 
years. He is now associate pro- 
fessor of English at Howard Uni- 

Among articles published by 
Dr. Smallwood are "The Political 
and Social Background of Whit- 
tier's Anti-slavery Poems," in 
the Journal of Negro History and 
"John Ruskin's Theological 
Searchings," in the Cresset, lit- 
erary publication of Valparaiso 
Universiay, Valparaiso, Indiana. 


(Continued from Page 2) 
work in art at Kansas State Col- 
lege, Drake University and Kan- 
sas University. 

Teachers and students enrolled 
for the Arts and .Crafts Work- 
shop were: Mrs. C. P. Anderson, 
Jacksonville, Florida; Mrs. Gladys 
Burney, Waynesboro, Georgia; 
Mrs. Dorothy L. DeVillars, Sa- 
vannah; Mrs. Leila Hargrove, 
Riceboro; Mrs. Marion Hill, Sa- 
vannah; Mrs. Eva L. Jackson, 
Mosley; Mrs. Lezetora Crawley, 
Mt. Vernon; Miss Carrie Brooks. 
Savannah; Mr. Richard Wilson, 
Jacksonville, Florida; Mrs. Jessie 
Bryant, St. Marys, Georgia; Mrs. 
Willie Clarke, Brunswick; Miss 
T. L. Murray, Savannah; Miss 
Cleartice Gooden, Pelham; Mrs. 
Edwina Mack, Savannah; Mrs. 
Ava Fuller, Hazelhurst; Mrs. Ann 
Farrell Johnson, Savannah; Mrs. 
F. S. Coe, Savannah; Miss Eva 
Witherspoon, Pearson; Mrs. Ag- 
nes Herrington, Savannah; Miss 
Louise Hamm, Atlanta; Mrs. Ad- 
die Kelly, Savannah and Mrs. 
E. W. Roberts, Savannah. 

Mrs. Dorothy Hamilton, critic 
teacher at Powell Laboratory and 
Mrs. Donella G. Seabrook, Princi- 
pal of Powell Laboratory School, 
served as consultants for 


(Continued from Page 1) 
foreign students and to have re- 
ceived direct knowledge concern- 
ing the customs of other coun- 

Adjoining the campus of Syra- 
cuse Is the medical center, com- 
prising several hospitals. One of 
the most outstanding features of 
the city is the Museum of Fine 
arts which founded the National 
Ceramic Exhibition. 

Miss Williams received her 
A. B. at Fort Valley State College 
and her Bachelor of Science in 
Library Seiejice at Atlanta Uni- 
versity, j She became Assistant 
-fctbTTTflan at Savannah State 
College in August, 1948. She Is 
the co-worker of Miss Luella 
Hawkins, Librarian and Miss Ma- 
deline G. Harrison, Assistant Li- 



October. 1953 


Vol. 7, No. 2 

A Prosperous Year To Class Of '57 

Many New Books 
Added To Library 

Since the library is really the core of any educational institu- 
tion, it must therefore strive to meet the needs of all of its clientele. 
With this view in mind— your library staff has endeavored to build 
up the library collection and services. As a result of this there are 
many new books on our shelves for your use. This expansion has 
brought forth a few changes in library regulations and services. 
Circulating-books are now available for a two week loan period 
instead of the one week limit 

previously used- The number of 
subscriptions to newspapers and 
magazines has been increased, 
back issues of the New York 
Times, Savannah Morning News 
and the London Times are avail- 
able on microfilm. A recordax 
microfilm reader is maintained. 
Films, pictures and record col- 
lections are now in the develop- 
mental stage. In a matter of a 
few weeks, a new service will 
be provided for the convenience 
of our patrons; a rental type- 
writer will be placed in the stock 
room by the Graymont Corpora- 
tion. Persons wishing to use the 
typewriter should make inquiries 
at the desk. This is the first 
time, stock permits must be se- 
cured at the circulation desk by 
all persons who find it neces- 
sary to use the library stacks. 

In keeping with the institu- 
tional calendar of events and in 
the area of publicity, periodically 
attractive displays and exhibits 
will be arranged in the library 
reading room. It is hoped that 
these exhibits will help inspire 
and promote variety and growth 
in reading by our patrons. The 
library staff invites suggestions 
for books and other materials 
that the students wish placed 

Homecoming Nov. 14 
To Be Gala Occasion 

The Homecoming on Novem- 
ber 14 will be a gala affair. All 
members of the homecoming 
committee have rolled up their 
sleeves and gone to work on 
slans that promise to make this 
1953 homecoming an enjoyable 

There will be a parade the 
morning before the game as 
usual, the time and route of the 
parade will be announced later. 

The buildings and grounds, 
with all their colors, streamers, 
massive oaks and hanging moss, 
will stand out with signs of wel- 
come to all who come within 
our gates. 

Host and hostesses will be on 
hand to see that all of our guests 
enjoy themselves while here at 
Savannah State College. 

Notice the bulletin boards for 
announcements of what you can 
do toward the success of our 1953 

Brooks, Pulitzer 
Winner 1st Book 
Off The Press 

The first novel by Gwendolyn 
Brooks, Negro Pulitzer Prize win- 
ner in poetry, was published this 
week by Harper and Brothers of 
New York City. Titled "Maud 
Martha," the story centers 
around a Negro daughter, wife 
and mother who lives in the 
Bronzeville section of Chicago. 

According to the publishers' 
statement, the novel tells in 
vivid, poetic prose "the fear that 
underlies every moment — fear 
that beyond the safety of the 
neighborhood world the person 
born with a dark face will be 
looked upon as an intruder." 

Miss Brooks' first volume of 
poetry, "A Street in Bronzeville," 
was published by the same com- 
pany In 1945 and in 1949 she 
won the Pulitzer Prize in Poetry 
for her second volume of poetry. 
■'Annie Alien." The novel Is her 

in the library. Suggestions on 
improving the library and libra- 
ry service are always welcome. 

Never fail to ask for informa- 
tion or assistance in library use 
if the need arises. The efficient 
service your library renders is 
also determined by the way you 
as a patron cooperate with the 
library staff and regulations. If 
you have not registered with the 
library for this term, please do 
so at your earliest convenience 
to avoid confusion. Please keep/ 
these ideas in mind during your 
daily visits thereby helping youn 
library to be a place of enjoy- 
ment as well as a place of in- 
tellectual growth. 

— reading maketh a full man . . 

Some of the best sellers on 
hand at this time for your read- 
ing pleasure are: Fiction — Ma- 
son. Golden Admiral; Selinko. 
Desiree ; Godden, Kingfisher 
Catch Fire; Du Maurier, Kiss Me 
Again Stranger. Nonfiction — 
Marshall, Mr. Jones Meet Your 
Maker; Peale, The Power of 
Positive Thinking; Kim, I Mar- 
ried a Korean. You are invited 
to visit the library and look 
through the collection of new 

Engineering and 
Technical Division 
Add To School 

^Savannah State College con- 

I ^Wnues to grow. The departments 

of Education, Social Science, and 

Business Administration are now 

being made into divisions, Engi- 

ineering and Technical Sciences 
Divisions are being added. 

/r5r"w. K. Payne, president of 
^Savannah State College, an- 
nounces that the Board of Re- 
gents has approved the forma- 
tion of seven Instructional Divi- 
sions, and the General Exten- 
sion and Correspondence Divi- 
sion at Savannah State College. 
(At the present time Savannah 
(State College has three Instruc- 
tional Divisions, plus General 
(Extension. The present divi- 
sions are: arts and sciences, 
I home economics and trades and 
(industry. L 

The new divisions will be: hu- 
manities, social science, natural 
science, education, business ad- 
ministration, engineering and 
technical sciences and vocational 
training. These Instructional Di- 
visions with General Extension, 
will comprise the Savannah State 
College program, totaling eight 

"Frosh" Week Observed With 
^v360 Approximated In Class 

iBy Mary Lois Faison 
^Cffi September 21, 1953, orien 
tation week began at S. S. C. Ap 
proximately 360 newcomers 
hailed from various states to be- 
come members of our college 

upperclassmen, the beginners 
wore green "cat caps." 

Upperclassmen assisting dur- 
ing orientation week were Beau- 
I tine Baker, Evelyn Culpepper, 
I Alma Hunter, Virginia James, 
Gwendolyn Keith. Marlene Lind- 


departments of mathe- 
matics, physics, and chemistry 
will compose the natural science 
division. The education division 
will be composed of the depart- 
ments of elementary and sec- 
ondary education. The second- 
ary education majors will spe- 
cialize in social science, general 
science, mathematics, English 
and literature, commercial sub- 
jects, distributive education, in- 
dustrial education, and general 
and special shop subjects. In the 
division of business administra- 
tion the students can specialize 
in industrial management, office 
practice, accounting and busi- 
ness and financial economics. 

According to a statement by 
Dr. Payne, this program will de- 
pend upon current studies and 
available facilities. However, 
steps are already being taken for 
the implementation of this pro- 

Savannah State College en- 
rollment has surpassed the thou- 
sand mark and the new college 
program Is being designed to 
meet the needs of the students. 

first book of prose, and sells for 

The author was born in To- 
peka, Kans.. and has lived in 
Chicago since infancy. She was 
graduated from Englewood High 
School In 1934 and from Wilson 
Junior College in 1936. After 
doing newspaper, magazine, and 
general office work, she married 
Henry L. Blakely in 1939. They 
have a son and daughter. 
{Continued on Page 4) 

At The President's Reception 

( These newcomers were greet- 
ed by Student Council President . 
Ti mothy U. Ryals. p He stated in 
his message that they were wel- 
come to take an active part in 
all of the activities that Savan- 
nah State has to offer for mold- 
ing and developing their char- 
acter and personality. 

As another feature of "cat 
week," as It is often termed by 

sey, Mary Ann Revels, Clarence 
Lofton, Walter McCall. Oliver 
Swaby and James Densler. 

The President's reception was 
held at his home to which all 
freshmen were invited. It was 
an enjoyable affair. 

A "get acquainted" dance at 
Wilcox Gymnasium with music 
by Joe Bristow and his orchestra 
climaxed orientation week. 

Listening To The President's Welcome Address 


Pa ge 2 


October, 1953 

Tiger's Roar 


i m\\ tor -in -Chief Clarence Lofton 

Associate Editor Dorothy Bess 

Managing Editor Charlie E. Locke 

Feature Editor Mary Faison 

Society Editor Lonnye Adams 

Sports Editor James O'Neal 

Assistant Sports Editor Samuel Powell 

Exchange Editor Grover Thornton 

Copy Editor Doris Sanders 

Fashion Editor Mercedes Mitchell 

Art Editor Nathan Mitchell 

Cartoonists Dorothy Davis. Gerue Ford 


Business Manager Rosa Penn 

Circulation Manager ... Irving Dawson 

Advertising Manager Constance Greene 

Dorothy Davis Roberta Glover 

Timothy Ryals Rosemary King 

David Bodison Edward Hicks 

Joseph Brown Willie L. Hopkins 

Julius E. Browning Farris Hudson 

Nathan Dell Lillian Jackson 

Mattie C. Epps Shirley L. Jenkins 

Thomas Evans Ida Mae Lee 

Lillian Freeman Gloria A. Moultrie 

Nettye A. Handy Ruby Simmons 

Johnnie M. Thompson 
Juanita G. Sellers— Advisor 

Member of: 

From the Editor's Desk 

Current News 

This year it is indeed a pleasure 
for the staff of the Tiger's Roar, 
along with the upper classmen and 
faculty members, to extend a hardy 
welcome to one of the largest fresh- 
man classes that we have witnessed 
at S.S.C. 

Not only can we boast of one 
of the largest enrollments in the 
history of Savannah Stale College, 
but we have representatives from 
many of the Southern. mid-West- 
ern and Eastern States. 

The class of 1957 has already 
displayed that it is one that will 
prove an asset to our college com- 
munity. There are members of the 
class that are outstanding in the 
fine arts. A positive indication of 
our talented freshmen was ex- 
hibited at their annual talent show. 

Another unique feature of the 
class of '57 is that it is the first 
class to participate in the initiation 
of the General Education program 
which is a step forward in higher 
education today 

It is not too early for the class 
of '57 to begin some serious think- 
ing- along with fun. Savannah 

Sialc College offers many oppor- 
tunities in the development of 
one's mental, physical, religious, 
social and aesthetic values. 

With such an extensive college 
program, it is a matter of the sur- 
vival of the fittest. It is up to 
the individual to adopt a receptive 
atlitude and to grasp every advan- 
tage, offered by our college, to 
develop a well rounded personal- 
"Roll Call of Layalty 

We have many extra-curricular 
activities and one of the strongest 
in is the area of sports. 

In order to develop a winning 
team in any of the sports — foot- 
ball, basketball, baseball, track. 
etc. — we must morally support 
them by displaying good school 
spirit and individual good will. 

The class of "57 is a challenge to 
Savannah State College and our 62 
year old institution has what it 
takes to challenge the class of '57. 

I implore you, class of '57, to 
accept the opportunities offered by 
Savannah Stale College. 

Savannah State . . . the best 

Are You Guilty 

Dorothy Moore — '56 
The spirit of the Savannah 
State College students seems to 
be a little off this school term, 
which may be the cause of our 
football defeats. 

The students are partially 
members of the football team. 
During the time S. S. C. is win- 
ning there is plenty of pep which 
encourages the team, but when 
we are losing everything Is dull; 
therefore, the team becomes less 

When a player gets injured 
the yelling stops and he feels as 

if the students think that he 
didn't play well. This naturally 
depresses the injured player and 
is the main time cheering should 
bo done. 

When a player is entering the 
field one should not make smart 
remarks because it will discour- 
age him and cause him to fill 
his position with remorse and 

So. if the students of S. S. C. 
would yell throughout the game, 
perhaps victory would be at- 
tained — if not in score — in mo- 

Creative Tributes 


President of the Student Council 

Timothy U. Ryals 
I greet you with smiles from 

S. s. c. 
Successful students I hope you 

will be 
In pursuing the things you 

greatly desire, 
And also the things you highly 

We are glad to have you and we 
want you to stay. 

We'll be glad to assist you In 
every possible way. 

Take advantage of all opportu- 
nities that you are able to 

And as the years go by you will 
have no regrets. 

May your pathway be bright 
Your dreams come true, 
Your school year be happy, 
And success to you. 

By Thomas R. Evans — '55 

The most shocking tragedy to 
be felt by the entire American 
public, for some time, was the 
kidnap-murder of little Bobby 
Greenlease. This boy, son of a 
multi-millionaire, was appre- 
hended by Miss Bonnie Brown 
Heady and Carl Austin Hall. The 
twin kidnappers received a 
5600,000 ransome and later mur- 
dered the child. They are now 
on trial in Kansas City. I be- 
lieve that the court's decision 
will coincide with the opinion of 
the American people on what 
should be done to this couple. 

The recent election and the 
appointments of certain officials 
to high offices in the govern- 
ment may have some effect on 
the present administration pol- 

The appointment of Mayor 
Thomas A. Burke of Cleveland 
by Governor Frank J. Lausche 
of Ohio, a Democrat, gave the 
once minority party a majority 
of 48 seats in the Senate to the 
G. O. P. 47. It is interesting to 
watch how the Senate votes on 
the next legislative issue. 

The election of Lester Johnson 
to Congress marks the first time 
that a Democrat has ever been 
elected from the Ninth Wiscon- 
sin Congressional District. The 
election was viewed with nation- 
al interest as a possible reflec- 
tion of a midwestern farmer 
vote on President Eisenhower's 
farm policy. Could this mean 
that Wisconsin is going Demo- 
crat in the Congressional elec- 
tion next year? 

The appointment of Governor 
Earl Warren as chief justice of 
the Supreme Court could be a 
strategic move toward solving 
the segregation problem in the 
public schools. This issue will 
come before the Supreme Court 
in the near future. 

Mr. L. B. Toomer. a local Negro 
civic leader, was appointed by 
President Eisenhower to the 
Treasury Register post. He is the 
first Negro to hold this office 
since James C. Napier was ap- 
pointed by President Coolidge 
thirty years ago. 

The Yugoslav - Italian clash 
over Trieste remains yet to hold 
the spotlight in international 
news. Both of these European 
nations claim possession of this 
strategic coastal city. I predict 
that the United Nations will in- 
tervene in this dispute and will 
try to work out an agreement 
between the two nations. 


Farns Madison Hudson — '55 
Once there was a troop of echoes 

Dancing in the air. 
Where they went nobody knows 

But I am sure they went 

They sounded like a band of 

beating drums 
Floating on a cloud. 
The sweetest songs one would 

like to hear 
But not so very loud. 

Most people thought it was the 
Singing their theme song after 
a silent prayer. 
To see this sight would have been 
an amazing thing 
But no one could get up there. 

So float on echoes, wherever you 
And keep the tune of your 
sweetest songs. 
In a mental picture we will see 
And count all the loved ones. 

Meet Our President 

It is a pleasure to greet the 
TIGER'S ROAR staff and the 
citizens which it serves at this 
season of the year. The opening 
of school is always an important 
period for both the students who 
are returning and those who 
have come to the college for the 
first time. 

Each group comes to the col- 
lege looking for some definite 
things which are to be realized, 
extended, or started during the 
current academic year. The 
frame of mind is a genuine basis 
for progress if it can be sys- 
tematically developed. 
/''One method for developing 
'this attitude or frame of mind 
is systematic planning. Students 
should write down in their 
diaries or career books or on a 
plain piece of paper some of the 
important things which they 
would like to accomplish or 
achieve during the present aca- 
demic year. The act of writing 
out these goals will impress upon 
them thenecessity for doing 
something toward their realiza- 
tion. At the end of the fall 
quarter just before school closes 
for the Christmas recess, this 
list should be reviewed by the 
student. At that time some at- 
tempt should be made to evalu- 

ate the progress made toward 
the realization or achievement of 
each objective. This preliminary 
evaluation will serve as a founda- 
tion for readjustments in goals 
or aspirations for the winter and 
spring quarters. A similar pro- 
cedure should be followed at the 
end of the winter quarter and 
the beginning of the spring 

At the end of the spring quar- 
ter a special time should be set 
aside for the final checking of 
progress or development that has 
taken place. In each instance 
the student should be objective 
in his evaluation. Care should 
be taken to face in every respect 
the situation as it exists. Where 
no progress has been made, an 
explanation should be forthcom- 
ing which would not be a mere 
relationship, where progress has 
been made an explanation should 
point up the things which made 
progress possible. It is my opin- 
ion that the application of this 
technique will help to make the 
school year a better year for 
both freshmen and continuing 
students. It is hoped that each 
student will give the plan an 
honest trial. May the year 1953- 
54 be monumental in the college 
career of each one. 

Nadene Cooper — '55 

Perhaps you think I have some- 
time love 
And my actions are very odd. 

Perhaps you think I place every- 
one above you 
But. I love you, deep down in 

my heart. 
There are some things you may 

not understand 
But they are meaningless, as you 

should know. 
So please accept me as I am 
Because in my heart, I love you. 
Time changes things 'tis true. 
Yes, it brings things we can 

hardly bear. 
It hasn't changed you, your love, 

nor smile 
That's why, in my heart I care. 
Don't think I am a flirt 
When I am constantly with 

someone else; 
Please understand that I love 

And I want you for myself. 

When my love for you is being 

And what to do. you do not know. 
Just remember that I love you 
And my love shall follow you 

wherever you go. 


Dorothy Moore — '55 
When your lover has left you 

and you are all alone; 
And your life is worth nothing 

but to roam, 
Just bring into your memory the 

time he was home, 
Yet, those days are passed and 


Think of the times you strolled 
In the park; 

And every word he said speeded 
directly to your heart, 

And you thought then you would 
never depart. 

Just think of the times in the 

You kissed, and your heart beat 
as though it should miss, 

The time he was your Romeo 
and you were his Juliet; 

Yes, these are memories, mem- 
ories you will never forget. 


Nathan Dell— '54 
To me you are a poem, 

A lovely poem, 
A poem whose writer is He who 
Across the sky the milky way, 
A poem that moves with the 
grace of 
Drifting clouds on a still day. 
To me you are a picture. 

A lovely picture, 
A picture whose painter is He 
Paints the sunsets and the 
And the glory of autumn. 
A picture whose beauty shall 
never fade, 
But always be as fresh as the 

To me you are a song 
A lovely song . . . 

Whose composer is He who com- 
posed the music of the wind 
. . . and of falling rain. 

A song whose melody I hear 
whispering to me and haunt- 
ing me when the shadows 
are deep . . . 

(Continued on Page 4) 

Oclotor. 1953 


Page 3 


Rush Parties — 

With the incoming of the three 
hundred and more Freshmen, 
the Greek Letter organizations 
gave elaborate Rush Parties for 
those newcomers. The Sigma 
Gamma Rhos and the Kappas 
.sponsored the first rush party in 
the College Center on October 19. 
The Deltas on October 20. with 
the theme, "Game Night With 
Delta." The A. K. A.'s on Octo- 
ber 21 and the Zetas October 22. 
■'Playtime With Zetas" was the 
Talented "Frosh"— 

The Freshmen displayed won- 
derful talent on their Talent 
Night Program on October 7. The 
Talent Evening was an enjoyable 
one and should always be listed 
on our memo pads. We send out- 
sincere congratulations to you. 
Old Faces — 

During the past few weeks we 
have see nold faces on our cam- 
pus. Among them were : Ira 
Cooley, Willie Pugh, who is back 
from Korea; Second Lieutenant 
Adolphus Carter, who is home on 
a furlough following his gradu- 
ation from Officers Candidate 
School at Fort Benning, Colum- 
bus. Georgia. JdC. Carter, eight- 
een months ago. graduated as 
summa cum laude from Savan- 
nah State College. 

well to Lester Davis. Rich- 
ard Hockett and Albert Bryant, 
who are to join the Armed 
June Graduate Is Engaged — 

Miss Mary Ann Robinson's en- 
gagement to Sergeant David M 
Jones. United States Air Force, 
has been announced by her par- 
ents, Mr. and Mrs. Ben T Rob- 
inscn. Miss Robinson is a Sa- 
vannahian and a June graduate 
of Savannah State College. 
Our Queen — 

fee Miss Savannah State, 

[arming and attractive as usual 
going about the campus in her 
same gracious way. Miss Savan- 
nah State, \jvho _ is really Mis s_ 
Henrice Tho maj^L-^-oi 'ie ^Greo r - 
gia, is a senior majoring in Home 
Economics. She is affiliated with 

ie College Choir. Home Eco- 
nomics Club and dean of pledg- 
ees of the Alpha Kappa Alpha 

Misses Beatrice Walker and 
Evelyn James are Miss Savannah 
State's attendants. Miss Walker 
is a senior majoring in Elemen- 
tary Education and a member of 
the Alpha Kappa Alpha Soror- 
ity. Miss James is a senior ma- 
joring in Elementary Education 
also. She is a member of the 
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. 
Both are Savannahians. 

An Educate:! Dollar Makes Sense 
— Give to Your Campus Chest. 




"Manly Deeds. Scholarship and 
Love for All Mankind." these are 
the aims of Alpha Phi Alpha. 

This year marks the fifth year 
that- the Alpha Phi Alpha Fra- 
ternity has been in existence on 
the campus of Savannah State 

The Alphas are planning to 
make this year one of the great 
strides of progress. During the 
school year this organization will 
celebrate their annual observ- 
ance of Founder's Day. Educa- 
tion for Citizenship Week, and 
many other inspirational and ed- 
ucational activities. 

The officers of Alpha Phi Al- 
pha Fraternity, Delta Eta chap- 
ter this year are as follow^^pfes- 
ident, Curtis V. Cooper; corre- 
sponding secretary. John B. Mid- 
dleton; recording secretary. Wil- 
lie J. Anderson; dean of pledges. 
Ruben L. Gamble; financial sec- 
retary. William D. Wood, Jr.; 
treasurer, Timothy U. Ryals; his- 
torian. Thomas J. Polite; chap- 
lain, Charles L. Brannen; ser- 
geant-at-arms. Rudolph V Hard- 

These officers of Delta Eta 
Chapter are working hard to 
maintain the objectives and tra- 
ditions of Alpha Phi Alpha since 
its historical beginning, Decem- 
ber 4, 1906. at Cornell University, 
Ithaca, N. Y. 
LT-he" Alpha Kappa Alpha Soror- 
ity under the leadership of Miss 
Delores Perry is planning big 
things for the campus and com- 

I hope you're looking forward 
to its annual play which will be 
presented either the winter or 
spring quarter. And don't forget 
"fashionetta" on the 20th of No- 

Alpha Kappa Alpha has many 
other surprises in store for you, 
so keep your eyes and ears open. 

The Gamma Chi Chapter of 
Kappa Alpha Psl Fraternity 
opens its 1953-54 school year with 

the following new officers: 
■ Barnes Curtis, Polemarch 
Ezra Merritt, Vice-Polemarch 
James F. Densler. Keeper of 

Archie Robinson. Keeper of 
Samson Frazier, Historian 
James Murray, Strategus 
Oscar Dillard, Dean of Pledges 
With these able officers work- 
ing coherently to achieve, we feel 
certain that this will be the 
Kappas' most successful year at 
Savannah State College. 

During the summer months, 
the Kappas who were enrolled, 
worked cooperatively with the 
Savannah Alumni Chapter and 
published the "KAPPA KOL- 
UMN," a monthly news digest. 
These publications were designed 
to inform vacationing brothers 
of the happenings on the local 
scene; as well as to serve as a 
stimulant for the forthcoming 
school year. The success of these 
publications may be directly at- 
tributed to the sound advice of 
Mr. John Camper and the very 
efficient work of James Densler 
and Johnnie Paul Jones. 

The Alpha Gamma Chapter of 
Omega Psi Phi Fraternity starts 
the 1953-54 school year with the 
following officers : LB"a" s i 1 e u s, 
James E. Hill; Vice Basileus, 
Walter McCall; Keeper of Rec- 
ords and Seals, ^"ames Ashe ; 
Keeper of Finance, Roy Allen; 
Chaplain, David Hook; Parlia- 
mentarian, Arthur L. Johnson; 
sergeant-at-arms, Robert Phil- 
son; and Dean of Pledgees, Wal- 
ter McCall. 

Even though the chapter is 
relatively small, the year prom- 
ises to be a very prosperous one. 
To uphold its cardinal principles 
— scholarship, perseverance, up- 
lift, manhood— and to instill in 
all Savannah State College stu- 
dents the need of brotherhood 
are the chapter's alms. We must 
remember — "Men are judged by 
their fruit." 

Mercedes Mitchell — '54 

"The body is the shell of the 
soul, and the dress the husk of 
that shell; but the husk often 
tells what the kernel is." 

To dress well and appropri- 
ately denotes that one is not 
only educationally efficient but 
culturally secure. There is an 
appropriate attire for any and 
every occasion. School clothes 
should be simple, conservative, 
yet fashionable. Set off last 
year's sweaters with a small but 
colorful scarf, a dainty collar or 
a simple yet attractive necklace. 
A well groomed young lady is 
never overdressed. This holds 
true for church, dinner, teas, and 
formals. The simplest garment 
can be made the most attractive. 

The young man's problem in 
dress is a simple one. A well- 
pressed dark suit is always in 
good taste excluding strictly 

Remember , . . neatness and 
cleanliness are necessary always 
to give character and poise. 


Zeta Phi Beta Sorority on Sa- 
vannah State College campus of- 
fers to each girl finer woman- 
hood, sisterly love and scholar- 
ship. The program this year is 
much concerned with the devel- 
opment of personality and lead- 
ership among n on-Greek stu- 
dents as well as Greeks. Plans 
have been made for a very dy- 
namic and successful year. The 
newly elected officers for the en- 
suing year are: 
i/Beautine Baker. Basileus 
Bertha Lankford, Anti-baslleus 
Mary Bacon, Grammateus 
La Rue Gaskins, Ta' Mias- 

Mrs. Ella W. Fisher. Advisor 

Wtjelta Nu Chapter of Delta Sig- 
a Theta Sorority was the last 
Greek-Letter organization to en- 
ter the Savannah State College 
Family. Though it is the young- 
est Greek group, the members 
have initiated many projects 
that help to enrich our college 

Socially, Delta Nu sponsors 
two parties. Of the group is the 
much talked about Raggedy Ann 
and Andy Ball which has proved 
fun for all in the past. 

Educationally, the Deltas spon- 
sor chapel programs and schol- 
arship projects. Each year the 
Freshman woman who has the 
highest cumulative average is 
honored at the May Week Chapel 

A careful examination of the 
1953-54 plans for Delta Nu will 
prove that the members have 
planned a program that is in 
keeping wit lithe public motto of 
the sorority— "Intelligence is the 
torch of Wisdom." 

Delta Nu Chapter of Delta Sig- 
ma Theta Sorority starts the 
1953-54 year with the following 
roster : 

Carolyn Gladden, President; 
Lillie Linder. Vice-President; Lil- 
lie Mae Jackson, Recording Sec- 
retary; Ann Enmon, Correspond- 
ing Secretary; Evelyn James, 
Treasurer; Lois Reeves, Histo- 
rian; Ella Fortson, Chaplain; 
Lillie Linder. Keeper of Records; 
Boris Sanders, Dean of Pledgees; 
Miss Juanita G. Sellers, Faculty 

Many New Faculty 
Added to Staff 

With the beginning of the academic year 53-54, we found on our 
return trip to Savannah State College many new faculty members. 
/"^At Powell Laboratory School is Mrs. Virginia S. Bush, who re- 
ceived her A. B. degree from Spelman. Atlanta. Georgia, and M. A. 
degree from Atlanta University. Before coming to S- S. C Mrs. 
Bush worked in Thompson, Georgia. 

Dr. C. A. Braithwaite is the 
new chairman of the Fine Arts 
Department. He received the 
B. A., cum laude, and M. A. de- 
grees from Harvard University; 
his S. M. E. and E. D. D. from 
Columbia University. Dr. Braith- 
waite has worked at Fisk Uni- 

Universities. Mr. Pullin has 
worked at South Carolina State, 
Orangeburg, South Carolina. 

Mr. waiter Leftwich, of Sa- 
vannah, is no stranger to our 
college family. He received his 
B. S. degree from West Virginia 
State. M. A, degree from New 

AND DEAN OF FACULTY— Left to right iPrT Coleridge A. Braith- 
waite, Professor and Chairman of the Department of Fine Arts; 

i Mrs. Virginia S. Bush, teacher at Powell Laboratory School; Dr. 

^William K. Payne. President of the College ;,Miss Zella E. Owens. 
Nursery School teacher and Timothy C. Meyers, Dean of Faculty. 
Not shown are |Mr. william E. Pullin. instructor. Biology Department 
andjM-fT Walter Leftwich, instructor, Department of Mathematics. 

versity and A. and T. College. He 
is a member of the Phi Mu Al- 
pha fraternity. 

B£r. William E. Pullin of the 
Biology Department hails from 
Atlanta, Georgia. He received 
his B. S. degree from Morehouse 
College and has done advanced 
study at Atlanta and Cornell 

The English language, unlike 
many others, has one word to 
express the living animal and 
another its flesh prepared for 
food; as, ox and beef, calf and 
veal, deer and venison, sheep and 

York University. Mr. Leftwich 
has done advanced study at N. 
Y. U. and is a member of the 
Omega Psi Phi fraternity. 
.Miss Zella Owens is THE name 
among the toddlers. She is em- 
ployed as the nursery school 
teacher and is a member of the 
Division of Home Economics. 
Miss Owens received her under- 
graduate degree from Fayette- 
ville Teachers College in North 
Carolina and her Master's degree 
from Teachers College. Columbia 
University. She was previously 
employed at Morven High School, 
Morven. North Carolina. 

styles, Student Council 
Prexy, Plans Active 

Want your business nationally 
Give us an ad— we advertise. 

Have you any gripes? Want 
any praise? 

We welcome LETTERS TO 

Know the happenings. 

/Officers of the Student Coun- 
cil were elected at the first offi- 
cial meeting on Friday. October 
Il6, 1953. The officers of the Stu- 
Tlent Council for this school year. 
1953-54. are : Timothy Ryals , 
president Ezra Mi'mt, y ice.- plus- 

ident- npnigp — Johnson, — se er e- 

tary; William Weston, treasurer; 
Wallace Johnson, parliamentar- 
ian; Harold Collier, chaplain; 
Barbara Brunson, reporter. Other 
members of the Student Council 
were appointed to work on the 
Homecoming Float Committee. 
The advisors are: Mrs. L. L. Ow- 
ens and Mr. Nelson Freeman. 

We plan to work hard and car- 
ry out the official duties of the 
Student Council. This, of course, 
means full cooperation among 
the members and the full sup- 
port of the administration, fac- 
ulty and the student body. 

The duties of the Student 
Council are: 

1. To help promote Homecom- 
ing activities. 

2. To disburse funds raised by 
and allocated to the body. 

3. To present questions affect- 
ing the welfare of the stu- 
dents to the college adminis- 
tration for consideration. 

4. To create any new office 
which it deems necessary to 
perform its function provided 
such offices are first ap- 
proved by the administra- 
tion, faculty and by a major- 
ity of the Student Council. 

5. To cooperate with the facul- 
ty and administration in the 
regulation and promotion of 
student activities. 

6. To promote college spirit. 

7. To stimulate intelligent 
thinking on college problems 
and to serve as an agency 
for the crystallization and 
expression of student 

This year we plan big Home- 
coming festivities. We feel sure 
that the entire student body will 
do everything possible to help us 
make this Homecoming one of 
the best. This means coopera- 
tion and good college spirit. The 
date set for Homecoming is No- 
vember 14, 1953. 

Barbara Brunson, Reporter 

f'a».' I 


October, 1953 

Elizabeth City 
Wins 42-0 

By Johnnie P. Jones 
Elizabeth City Teachers Col- 
lege, scoring almost at will rolled 
over the Savannah State College 
Tigers to the tune of 42-0 on the 
Tigers' home grounds to open the 
1953 gridiron season for the lo- 
cals. End James Greer of the 
Pirates blocked a punt to set up 
the first ECT touchdown. The 
second touchdown was scored 
when Paul Overton of the Pi- 
rates intercepted a Savannah 
State pass and two plays later 
crossed the stripes. 
Touchdowns numbers four and 


"*OCT. 30 Albany State Col- 
lege at Savannah, Ga. 
"NOV. 14 Florida NIM College 
at Savannah. Ga. (Homecom- 
ing 2:30 p. m.) 
***NOV. 20 Claflin College at 

Savannah, Ga. 
"NOV. 26 Paine College at Au- 
gusta, Ga. (Thanksgiving! 
All home games to be played 
on Savannah State College ath- 
letic field. 

" * *Conf erence— Night. 

Book Week 
Nov. 15-21 

five were scored in the third 
quarter and numbers six and sev- 
en were made In the last quarter. 
Seeing action in their first col- 
legiate game for Savannah State 
were Richard Hill, Charles John- 
son, Will Johnson, Melvin Jones, 
Byron Mitchell, Frank Beauford, 
Robert Butler, Joseph Cox, George 
Durden, Louis Ford, Solomon 
Green, James Neal, Clinton 
Smith, Albert Scrutchins, Horace 
Stephenson, Harry Ward, James 
Williams, and James Willis. 

Veterans returning for the 
1953 grid campaign are Captain 
William Weatherspoon, Earl Ter- 
ry. James Ash, Charlie Cameron, 
and L. J. McDaniel. Deual Cas- 
tain and Tommy Turner and 
Ivory Jefferson, Korean veterans. 
have returned to strengthen the 
SSC gridiron squad for this year. 


Savannah Elizabeth 

State City 

8 Downs 8 

197 Rushing 267 

14 Passes Attempted 11 

4 Completed 3 

2 Intercepted 5 

110 Yards Passing 72 

4 Punts 5 

90 Punting Yards 110 

2 Punts Blocked 1 

6 Fumbles 3 

2 Fumbles Recovered 5 

30 Penalties 100 

sel;" Mary Murray, "Gretel;"The 
Dog? — Skippy Hooper. Not there 
when the picture was taken: De- 
lores Hoskins. "Little Bo Peep:" 
Beverly Wallace, "Goldilocks;" 
Willie Washington, "Rip Van 
Winkle:" James Carter, "A 
Child;" David Butler and Leroy 
Washington. "Indians." 

If you're not wearing a "cat " 
cap this year, you'll remember 
the above characters from "The 
Olde Book Shoppe" presented by 
Powell Laboratory School during 
our celebration of Book Week 
last year. 

Reading from left to right the 
stars are: Marilyn Stone, "Wee 
Willie Winkle;" Arthur Curt- 
right. "A Page;" Frieda McDew, 
"Old Mother Hubbard;" Sonnie 
Washington. "Simple Simon;" 
Ronald Blake, "The Pieman;" 
Charles Savage, "A Page;" Harry 
Hampton, "Pinocchio;" Joseph 
Green, "My Shadow;" Glenn 
Martin. "The Carpenter;" Mel- 
vin Stevens, "King Arthur;" 
Ethel Washington, "Queen Guin- 
evere;" Joseph Mitchell, "Han- 

The narrator was Mrs. D. G. 

Seabrook. Music was under the 
direction of Mrs. D. C. Hamilton. 
The director was Mrs. R. B. Dob- 
son assisted by Mrs. E. Marks. 
Mrs. L. Wilcox. Mr. W. Mercer, 
and Mrs. M, M. Avery < Cos- 

The college students and fac- 
ulty celebrated the week, too. 
Book reviews and displays en- 
larged on the theme: Reading is 

Last year's book week theme 
was so well received that the 
Children's Book Council this year 
repeated the slogan. Reading is 
Fun, to pinpoint the world's cele- 
bration of the power of the 
printed page — November 15-21. 

Trade Assn. 
Elects Officers 

The Trade Association of Sa- 
vannah State College started the 
school year of 1953-54 with the 
following persons working in the 
following capacities:yH«fmer Bry- 
son. President; Henry Johnson, 
Vice President; Clarence Lofton, 
Recording Secretary; Oscar Dil- 
lard. Financial Secretary; David 
Lurry, Treasurer; Isaac Isom, 
Chaplain; Walter McCall. Re- 
porter. Mr. Eugene Isaac, in- 
structor of General Woodwork- 
ing and Carpentry, is the club 

This promises to be a very 
prosperous year for the organi- 

Mr. William B. Nelson is on 
leave and Mr. Frank Tharpe is 
serving as acting director of the 
Division of Trades and Indus- 

This organization is composed 
of trade special students as well 
as regular day students. 

Walter McCall, Reporter 


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And the world is hushed in 

A song that will always remain 
number one on the hit pa- 
rade of my heart. . . 

A poem ... A picture ... A song 
That's what, you are to me . . . 
And will always be. 


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She has received four Poetry 
Workshop Awards given by the 
Midwestern Writers' Conference 
(1943, 1944— two, and 1945). In 
1945 she received the Mademoi- 
selle Merit Award as one of the 
ten women of the year. A thou- 
sand dollar award by the Acad- 
emy of Arts and Letters followed 
in May 1946 and two Guggen- 
heim Fellowships in 1946 and 


Toddler is Rescued 

In a small town in Florida, a 
twenty - two - month - old, blue- 
eyed, blonde-haired girl wan- 
dered off and fell into some deep 

Fortunately, her next-door 
neighbor, a purebred German 
Shepherd, saw his friend's dis- 
tress, dashed in and pulled the 
little girl back to the water's 

The only damage was e. torn 

Hit and Rim 

Savannah State College com- 
bines family living and academ- 
ic training. 

On tne campus there ar° many 
Jogs — some are pedigreed and 
some are mongrels, but all are 
fed and loved. 

On October 12, 1953, a speed- 
ing motorist hit one of our 
prized pets, Skippy. the affable 
English Shepherd. 

Luckily, Skippy escaped with a 
few cuts and bruises. 

Be careful motorists. Remem- 
ber— "Man's Best Friend is His 

The Other Fellow 

The other fellow! Right or 
wrong, he is your mental room- 
mate. Bright or dumb, he lives 
in your street. Hale or 111, he 
may affect or infect you. Taci- 
turn or articulate, you may learn 
from him. You have to live 
with the other fellow, and sadly 
enough, the other fellow has to 
live with you— make yourself 
worth living with, pleasantly, 
constructively, healthily, worth- 

_JD Hi5JTO^lJ=1 


• • * 'What a p\ I Suppose +° 
Wi+K ill Of ikese ??.... 

Opening of New College Center 


Meats and Groceries 
1319 E. Broad Phone 3-2643 


Phone 4-4637 
15 6th Street 

CompUmmh of 

Remler's Corner 

Compliments of 


25 West Broughton Street 

In Savannah ll's 


For Ladies Shoes and 
Expert Shoe Repairing 

Cleveland Green and 
Claude Franklin On Duty 

R. and J. 

639 E. Anderson Street 

Meats, Groceries, Vegetables, 
Frozen Food 
Beer and Wine 

Open Sunday Morning 
PHONE 3-5166 


1409 East Broad St. 

Compliments of 


( omplimenti o\ 



Meet Me at the 


18 E. Broughton St. 







November, 1953 


Vol. 7, No. 3 


Give Thanks- 
For What 

Ruby Simmons — '54 
Shirley L. Jenkins — '54 
For the new suit you got for 
Homecoming, the new car you 
cruise around in, or for being 
ible to attend the dance after 
the game. No, we should be 
hankful for more than these. 
For Thanksgiving is a special 
ime to say a special thank-you 
o God for food, family, friends, 
md home. 
The first Thanksgiving was 
elebrated in 1621 by a group of 
teople known as the Pilgrims. 
Lnder the leadership of Governor 
Bradford. However, like most 
if our international holidays, the 
:erm dates back to the olden 
I imes. 
Even though the Pilgrims cel- 
brated the first Thanksgiving 
In 1621, it did not become na- 
ionally known until 1789 during 
be Washington administration. 
Vashington's proclamation did 
lot prove to be effective, because 
ne custom of all Americans cele- 
rating Thanksgiving on the 
ame day did not last. Some 
tates observed Thanksgiving on 
ne date, some on another and 
ome did not observe it at all. 
It was Mrs. Sarah Hale. Amer- 
a's first woman editor, who, 
iirough editorial reports and 
etters to the Governors of all 
iie states, and the President, 
^■ked them to aid in the reissu- 
ng of the national Thanksgiving 
'roclamation. Finally, her hopes 
!Bie fulfilled in 1863, when Pres- 
cient Lincoln issued the first 
Lruly national Thanksgiving 
'roclamation, setting apart the 
tst Thursday in November as 
the date to be observed. 

While the first national cele- 
oration of the day was held in 
.363, the first international cele- 
bration was held in Washington 
In 1909. It was conceived by the 
Rev. Dr. William T. Russell, rec- 
tor of St. Patrick's Catholic 
Church in that city, and held in 
obedience to a request from Car- 
dinal Gibbons. Dr. Russell 
planned what he called a Pan 
American celebration to be at- 
tended by the representatives of 
"ill the Latin-American countries 
in the national capital and thus 
establishing the International 

As our forefathers, from 1621 
down through the centuries, cel- 
ebrated Thanksgiving, we, in the 
twentieth century, celebrate it 
in much the same spirit as they 
did. Church services are held for 
those who wish to keep in touch 
with the religious spirit of the 
day; however, with the large ma- 
jority of us, it Is peculiarly a 
home festival. 

And Thanksgiving comes at 
just the very best time for a 
feast. The fat old gobbler has 
reached his perfection; the 
pumpkin smiles a golden smile; 
the harvest is in; elder sparkles 
in the mill. 

But when we Americans gath- 
er for Thanksgiving dinner, we 
should remember the Pilgrims 

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Paradej [Colorful; 
Homecoming Activities 

The homecoming parade was a very colorful event. Charming 
Mis s Hem ^ceJIiQDia. s reigned as Mist s^yaringh fita.t-.P queen of 
"Autumn Fiesta, which was the college wide, homecoming theme. 

Misses Beatrice Walker and Evelyn James flanked the queen on 
a beautifully decorated float that followed the high stepping Savan- 
nah State band directed by Mr. L. Allen Pyke. 
Other Bands Participate 

The rhythmic success of the parade can also be attributed to 
other participating bands. They were: the William James High 
School band, Statesboro, Georgia; Risley High School band, Bruns- 
wick, Georgia; Alfred E. Beach accessories worn by the lovely 

High School band, Savannah, 
Georgia, Woodville High School 
band, Savannah, Georgia. 

The band members were 
dressed in their respective school 
uniforms and marched with pep 
and skill through the streets of 

The cars and floats were skill- 
fully decorated and made an eye- 
catching impression as the array 
of autumn colors moved through 
the city streets. 

The sidewalks were crowded 
with onlookers and the outstand- 
ing floats and cars were applaud- 
ed as they passed by the enthusi- 
astic bystanders. 

Blue, gold, yellow, red and 
brown were the dominant colors 
used in suit combinations and 

queens and their attendants 
Prizes Awarded 

Approximately 35 units, — 
floats, cars and bands — made up 
the mammoth, history making 

Mr. Frank Tharpe, chairman 
of the Savannah State homecom- 
ing committee, announced that 
William James High School band 
won first prize among the high 
schools competing for Savannah 
State College homecoming 
awards. Woodville High and Al- 
fred E Beach High won second 
and third places respectively. 

The three winning bands are 
directed by Savannah State 
Alumni. Joseph Solomon, Wil- 
liam James; Samuel Gills, Wood- 

ville; Carl Wright, Alfred E. 

The prize for the best decorat- 
ed building was won by the Fine 
Arts department; Powell Labora- 
tory School was second; Hill Hall, 

The first prize for the best 
decorated float was awarded the 
Home Economics department. 
There was a second place tie be- 
tween the Omega Psi Phi and 
the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternities. 

Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity, 
the Alumni Chapter and the 
Senior class tied for first prize 
for the best decorated car. Sec- 
ond place was won by Alpha 
Kappa Alpha Sorority. 

Among the many queens were: 
Delores Perry, Junior, majoring 
In Biology, Savannah, "Miss Al- 
pha Phi Alpha;" Loretta Van El- 
lison, senior, majoring in Ele- 
mentary Education, Savannah, 
"Miss Alpha Kappa Alpha;" Ann 
Enmon, senior, majoring in Ele- 
mentary Education, Quitman, 
Georgia, "Miss Alpha Kappa 
Mu;" Martha Marshall, sopho- 
more, majoring in Business Edu- 
(Continued on Page 4) 


Mary Lois Faison — '54 
Another homecoming has 
brought many graduates of Sa- 
vannah State College back to 
their dear Alma Mater. "There 
is no place like home" was truly 
the sentiments of those who are 
presently enrolled at this insti- 
tution. Welcome mats were 
spread for all alumni. 

Miss General Alumni," for the 
year 1953-54, was the charming 
Mrs. L. Orene Hall, an alumna 
of this institution. Mrs. Hall 
has been employed as Head of 
the Commercial Department of 
Albany State College for the past 
eight years. She stated that the 
ootball weather was the best 
that she had witnessed on such 
an occasion. Mrs. Hall also re- 
marked "as we sing long may it 
wave o'er the land of the free 
and the home of the brave, let 
us hope within our hearts that 
long may President Payne reign 
as President of Savannah State 

Attendants to Mrs. Hall were 
Mrs. Rosa Allen Crosse and Mrs. 
Edna Turner Smith. Mrs. Crosse 
is a graduate of the high school 
and normal department of Geor- 
gia State Industrial College. She 
is a teacher at the Carver Jun- 
ior High School of Albany, Geor- 
gia. Mrs. Smith is a graduate of 
Savannah State College and she 
is now a teacher of English and 
Dramatics at the Newton High 
School, Newton, Georgia. 

"Miss Savannah Local Alum- 
ni," Mrs. Elsie Adams Brewton, 
is an elementary education 
teacher and basketball coach, in 
Hardeeville Negro High School. 
Hardeeville, South Carolina. 

Mrs. Brewton's attendants 
were Miss Ruth Mullino and Mrs. 
Margaret Wiltz. Miss Mullino 
teaches in the Risley High 
School, Brunswick, Georgia, and 
Mrs. Wiltz teaches at the De 
Renne Elementary School in Sa- 
vannah, Georgia. 

Feted in the homecoming pa- 
rade along with "Miss General 
Alumni" and attendants and 
"Miss Savannah Local Alumni" 
and attendants were "Miss 
Screven County Alumni" and 
her attendants. 

Immediately after the game a 
social was given for all alumni 
of Savannah State College at 
the College Center. 

Mr. J. E. McGlockton is presi- 
dent of the General Alumni As- 

A Queen 
Is Crowned 

Joseph Brown — '57 
The blue and white clouds of 
the afternoon were paling to 
darkness. The auditorium flashed 
and glittered with empty light. 
In the middle rose a clump of 
tenseness, while the spellbound 
crowd awaited the entrance of 
the queens. 

Behold a blur of breath-taking 
shades — purplish-brown, fading 
green, yellow and rust with here 
and there a burning shred of Iso- 
lated colors— a splash of crim- 
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Page 2 


November, 1953 

Tiger's Roar 


Editor-in-Chief Clarence Lofton 

Associate Editor Dorothy Bess 

Managing Editor Charlie E. Locke 

Feature Editor ..Mary Faison 

Society Editor Lonnye Adams 

Sports Editor James O'Neal 

Assistant Sports Editor Samuel Powell 

Exchange Editor G rover Thornton 

Copy Editor Doris Sanders 

Fashion Editor Mercedes Mitchell 

Art Editor Nathan Mitchell 

Cartoonists ._._. 

Business Manager 

Circulation Manager 
Advertising Manager 

Dorothy Davis 
Timothy Ryals 

Dorothy Davis, Gerue Ford 

Rosa Penn 

Irving Dawson 

Constance Greene 


Roberta Glover 
Rosemary King 

Edward Hicks 
Willie L. Hopkins 
Favris Hudson 
Lillian Jackson 
Shirley L. Jenkins 
Ida Mae Lee 
Gloria A. Moultrie 
Ruby Simmons 
Johnnie M. Thompson 
Juanita G. Sellers — Advisor 

Member of: 

David Bodison 
Joseph Brown 
Julius E. Browning 

Nathan Dell 
Mattie C. Epps 
Thomas Evans 
Lillian Freeman 
Nettye A. Handy 

Be Grateful, Be Respectful, 
Be Courageous 

The student body of Savannah 
State College both past and pres- 
ent can look at the rapid prog- 
ress and development made in 
our institution. We can be grate- 
ful and say that a rolling stone 
gathers no moss, but will roll to 
success with a place in our com- 
munity relative to students, and 
a high standard in our nation 
relative to institution. 

Certain things have to be ac- 
cepted without your individual 
test and proof. Life isn't long 
enough to verify everything per- 
sonally. The specialist, the au- 
thority, the man with a reputa- 
tion in his own field may not be 
mentally keener than you, but 
may have more data at his fin- 
gers' tips. 

So realizing possible things 
that would cause a person to act 
or seem mentally keener than 
you, shouldn't cause you to feel 
that you have been cheated men- 
tally. Instead you should be 
grateful for your opportunity to 
attend college and strive even 
harder to develop yourself men- 
tally in the field of your choice. 

Not only mentally will you 
achieve in life, but you will pro- 
gress in every phase of life by 
being grateful for all things and 
by shouldering your responsibil- 
ity joyously, and launching out 
into the deep in order to build 

One of tne things that makes 
a gentleman is being respectful. 
One of the methods that can be 

employed in developing respect 
is to first stop and realize that 
every person is judged as an in- 
dividual and not as a gi'oup. 

It is that unseen something, 
that "inner man,'' that will force 
you to have a certain amount of 
respect for yourself, your fellow- 
man and God. 

When a young man is ap- 
proaching a door in front of a 
young lady, he may show respect 
to her by holding the door open 
until she enters; or in the case 
of a young lady, if she is invited 
to a dance, she may show respect 
by accepting unless she has a 
reason for not doing so. Respect 
is kindness and kindness is to 
do and say the kindest things 
in the kindest way. 

One of the crusaders of 
France, Colonel E. L. Daley, told 
his army when the going was 
rough: "Boys," said he, "your 
name is Daley, and Daley stands 
for the ability to do things!" No 
longer should we let doubt enter 
our minds when obstacles enter 
our lives; instead, we should 
fight until the battle is won. 

Perseverance is of great value 
in our lives — socially, mentally, 
physically, and religiously. We 
should try hard to obtain this 
in our daily living. To start a 
job and to continue that job de- 
spite obstacles will ofttimes de- 
termine one's career. 

Let your moral standard be 
not like a diploma that hangs 
on the wall, but within your 

Savannah State . 

. the best. 

What is College Without a Goal ? 

Solomon Green — '55 
I am a student at Savannah 
State College and I have had 
some experiences of what is 
meant to be a member of a col- 
lege family. All classes, regard- 
less of classification, experience 
doubt and hardships In the proc- 
ess of becoming adjusted to col- 
lege life. Since the first two 
months of school are over, I 
would like to think of all stu- 
dents as being fully adjusted. 

A student is a person who 
studies in order to attain one or 
more goals, or a student is one 
who studies under the direction 
of a tutor with the idea of being 
like his tutor. Remember though, 
that being a student varies 
greatly from the plain definition 
— make sure that you put the 
definition into action. 

Until one has assured himself 
that he has studied and is 
studying diligently and con- 
structively, influences mean 
nothing. A student must study 
first of all his instructor ; 
then his contemporaries or class- 
mates; last, but not least, he 
must learn to use the library 
constructively. These qualities 
are not difficult to obtain or 
maintain. It is just a philoso- 
phy or code which each student 
must adopt and follow to his own 

Although you have paid your 
entrance fee, if you do not pos- 
sess these qualities, you have 
the college, but no goal. 

Fight Tuberculosis— Buy Your 
Christmas Seals Today. 

Current News 

Thomas R. Evans — '55 

The cnarge by Attorney Gen- 
eral Brownell. that former Presi- 
dent Truman appointed a So- 
viet spy, Harry Dexter White, to 
an important government post, 
even though he knew the man's 
record, has disturbed the Amer- 
ican public quite a bit — perhaps 
this may have an effect on the 
election next fall. I believe that 
is more or less a political move 
to balk the recent election gains 
by the Democrats during this 
off-year elections. The former 
President has stated that he will 
go before the American public 
and reveal all he knows. 

President Eisenhower's visit to 
Canada has exemplified the 
"Good Neighbor Policy." The 
chief executives of the two North 
American republics exchanged 
views on the recent developments 
in the world situation and on 
measures which might bring 
about a relaxation of current in- 
ternational tensions. 

The election of Hulan E. Jack 
as presiuent of the iviannattan 
Boruugn marks tne first time 
tnat a negro nas ever been pres- 
ident of tne largest borougn in 
the nation s metropolis. 

In tne sports world, J. C. Car- 
oline, tne university of Illinois' 
star back, nas successfully brok- 
en the immortal Red Grange's 
record and Alien (the Horse) 
Amecnee's big ten rusning rec- 
ord of 774 yards. This Negro 
athlete from Columbia. S. C, 
compiled a big ten rushing rec- 
ord of 821 yards. In spite of the 
fact Caroline is only a sopho- 
more, I predict that he will make 
the first All-American Team. 

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who had so little, yet found it 
in their hearts to give thanks 
to God for His blessings. 

We should remember "the Fa- 
ther of Thanksgiving," Gover- 
nor Bradford, who proclaimed 
the long-ago first Thanksgiving; 
we should remember the father 
of our country, George Wash- 
ington, who was first to proclaim 
Thanksgiving for all the states. 

Grateful Americans should 
never forget Mrs. Sarah J. Hale, 
who worked so long to make 
Thanksgiving Day a nationwide 
holiday; she is sometimes called 
"The Mother of Thanksgiving." 

Now you should know that for 
which one should be thankful. 

{Continued from Page 1) 
son, a streak of gold. Gracefully 
and lightly, like soft melodies, 
the queens and their escorts 
came down the aisle. As they 
neared the stage they were in- 

Alter Miss Henrice Thomas ac- 
cepted the honor of being 
crowned Miss Savannah State 
College, the program began. It 
consisted of a series of solos, both 
instrumental and vocal. The 
queens were also favored with a 
beautiful trio which included a 
violinist, pianist and soloist. 

As this gay affair neared its 
end, everyone stood and sang 
the Alma Mater. 


Creative Tributes 



Farris M. Hudson— '55 

Will you take this great respon- 
sibility upon yourself to see 
just what is the mind of 

To solve this problem is more 
than thoughts, blue prints, 
or even drawn out plans. 

A mind to judge a mind is more 
than the average man's mind 
might think. 

'Tis hard as taking water to wa- 
ter and telling that water to 

Now my friend do you under- 
stand what I've said in the 
composition of these few 

I've only asked a little question — 
How can a mind judge a 


Solomon Green — '55 
Am I a student, a student I am, 

or a student I would like to 

Can I get my work or does my 

work get me while my 

thoughts linger fancy free. 
Can I strive, or reach my goal, 

while only browsing over 

state's green campus, 
While others fight to win that 

prize, and my devoting half. 

of my effort. 

Am I here with tomorrow's 

thoughts, which should be 

my ambition. 
Or have I drifted to yesteryear. 

a pessimist instead of an 


Am I afraid to face the facts, or 

to accept God's world as it 

really is, 
Or shall I continually lean on 

my fellow's back instead of 


Am I spellbound by Ally Oops, 
Mickey Mouse and other 
comic features, 

Until I fail to get the point of 
authors and teachers. 

Lord help me to be the student 
that I would like to be, 

For I am struggling day by day 
to reach a higher degree. 


Nadene Cooper — '55 
What's wrong with us upper- 
This is one thing I'd like to 
Do we know that the freshmen 
are watching, 
And following us where we go? 

Are we doing our part 

To help them find their places? 
Have we been thoughtful 

To learn all their faces? 

We should lay a pattern 
For each of them to follow. 

It takes all this my friend, 
To make a first-class scholar. 

We should be eager 

To lend them a helping hand. 
Now we may wonder why, 

Later, we'll understand. 

Let us wake up 

And begin to do our part. 
Let us do our best 

To give the freshmen a start. 

If they should make an error 

Or make a bad name; 
Can we speak against them 

When we are the ones to 

The Atomic Age is generally 
regarded as having been ush- 
ered in on July 16. 1945. On 
this date the first man-made 
atomic explosion occurred in the 
desert of New Mexico. 

Business dlulr Gives Farewell 

The S. S. C. family bade fare- 
well to Mr. Franklin Carr, who 
has resigned his position to ac- 
cept a post in Lower Manhattan. 
We hated to lose Mr. Carr and 
will always remember him as a 
gifted teacher and an affable 
personality of the Business De- 

Before Mr. Carr's departure 
the Business Club gave him a 
surprise farewell party. Miss 
Margaret Brower presented him 
a small token for the services he 
has rendered. 

Let Your Difficulties Be Your Stepping Stones 

November, 1953 


_Page 3 

II 'II III L' / 


Our Center — 

Since the opening of our Col- 
lege Center there seems to have 
been careful planning of what 
should go on within to appro- 
priately accompany the name 
change from "Inn" to "Center." 
Under the supervision of the Of- 
fice of Student Personnel, a So- 
cial Educational Program has 
become active in the Center. 

During the school hour the 
program is on Monday, Wednes- 
day and Friday from 1:30 to 2:15 
and on Tuesday and Thursday 
evenings from 6:00 to 7:00. 
These evening programs are un- 
der the supervision of Mr. Nel- 
son Freeman and Mr. Walter 
Mercer. , t 

Tins program is designed to 
• nhance the social growth of all 
lie students of Savannah State 
<_'ollege. The Personnel hopes 
that it will help to make a well- 
. mnded person socially as well 
; educationally of all Savannah 
E mate's students. 

The Personnel invites all or- 
: mizations on our campus to 
i ike part in the afternoon or 
.ening programs. 

There will be a variety of pro- 
■ ams and some strictly educa- 


Dunng the past weeks these 
:-ograms have been very educa- 
onal and social. I hope that 

,e students will gain some form 
enjoyment from them. 

On November 11. which was 

mistice Day. Miss J. G. Sellers 
i :ve an inspiring talk on "Date 
r ata." Miss Sellers brought out 

■ -ry clearly many interesting 
! >ints. Some were: not to take 

>ur dating too seriously, be- 
muse every girl or boy you meet 

■ uldn't turn out to be a big 
1 ling in your life; try to know 

: any types well; because before,, 

These social educational pro- 
grams are set aside for you to 
help you grow both educationally 
and socially. 
Assembly Hour — 

Our assembly hour, which is 
held each Thursday at 12:00, 
convenes at this time to give in- 
formation to the students re- 
garding the school set-up and 
school activities. It provides the 
means by which students can 
hear different speakers and re- 
ceive many other kinds of im- 
portant information that they 
would not hear otherwise. 

As well as giving information, 
it is a training source in that it 
gives the students experience in 
appearing before the public 
which helps to develop poise, 
good speaking and many other 
desirable qualities. 

We have naa many interesting 
programs during the past weeks; 
among them was tne Spninx 
uiuo s program. 

In this program the members 
of the bpiitnx uiub carried us 
back to aays ot old. Mr. ueorge 
Jonnson, acting as Master of 
Ceremonies, gave us a Dnei sum- 
mary oi our Ancestry. Miss -tier- 
menia Mobley sang two breath- 
taking songs, Noooay Knows tne 
Trouoie I've Seen and You'll 
Never Walk Alone. Mr. Curtis 
Cooper, one of the big brothers 
of the Sphmxmen. sang Ole Man 
River wmle Thomas Johnson, a 
very talented young man, gave 
his interpretation of the song in 
dance. Then, too soon, the pro- 
gram was over and we were 
brought back to reality. 

Programs of this type and 
many otners are those that tend 
to build us up into well-rounded 
young men and women. There 
are numerous of other reasons 
why we have an assembly hour 
but consider these and attend 
each Thursday at 12:20. 
Old Faces— 

Lately, many visitors came to 
our campus. Some of them were: 

I >ng you'll be making a perma- 
nent choice. Beneva Calloway; (Lucius. 

She pointed out to the girls ,Vjier_-f.hf fh - tfr P cp^ripnt nf sa- 
that if a girl wants a fellow to vatinaK^st ft^ Coll a ge Student 

me back again and again make TJjSmneil; Willie Frank Johnson, 

ery hour she spends with him ' 

much fun that he'll want to 

me back. Don't show jealousy, 

a good fellow, understanding 

id tactful at all times. Finally, 

ways show kindness in every- 

thing you say and do. 

Foger Booker, Tony Lumpkins, 
Talmadge Anderson and Chester 
Conyers who graduated last year 
and are now in the Armed 
Forces. Leroy Wesby, Walter 
Cook, Leonard Sims and Earl 
Brown were also on our Campus. 





The Alpha Kappa Alpha Sor- 
ority is truly a thing of beauty, 
at least other people on the cam- 
pus seem to think so. 

(First of all, the campus as a 
whole chose lovely Miss Henrice 
Thomas to reign as their campus 
queen for the school year 1953- 
s4. Mrs. Beatrice Doe was chos- 
oii as one of her attendants. 

[>ovely Delores Perry was chos- 
en again as the Alpha Phi Alpha 

^Helen Battiste reigns over the 
Sphinxmen this year as "Miss 
Sphinx" of 1953-54. 

.Loretta Van Ellison was chosen 
as Miss Alpha Kappa Alpha for 
the year 1953-54. Miss Virginia 
James and Miss LaVerne Perry 
served as her attendants. 

Francine Ivery was queen of 
Trades and Industries and for 
campus beauties — Nell Wash- 
ington, LaVerne Perry and De- 
lores Perry were chosen. 

Keats said that "A Thing of 
Beauty is a Joy Forever." If 
that's the case, Gamma Upsilon 
Chapter of the Alpha Kappa Al- 
pha Sorority is truly a "joy for- 


Alpha Iota Chapter starts 
the 1953-54 year with the follow- 
ing roster: 

jAlma Ford, President; Ruby 
Harrington, Dean of Pledgees; 
Francie Howard, Treasurer ; 
Mary Hagins, Secretary; Audria 
Spells, Chairman of Program 

The chapter has planned a 
program for the coming year 
which will be in keeping with 
scholarship, finer womanhood, 
service and greater progress. 

The Wilcox gymnasium at Sa- 
vannah State College on Satur- 
day evening, November 7, was 
full of laughter and gaiety dur- 
ing the annual Raggedy Ann and 
Andy Ball sponsored by the Del- 
ta Nu Chapter of Delta Sigma 
Theta Sorority, Inc. 

During the intermission Miss 
Helen Battiste and Mr. Theo- 
dore "Bunky" Wright were 
awarded prizes as a result of the 
judges' decision and designated 
to reign as Raggedy Ann and 

Mercedes Mitchell — '54 

Some folks in looks take so 
much pride, they don't think 
much of what's inside. — Bangs. 

Corduroy and velvet, along 
with knit seems to be quite fash- 
ionable this year. Be wise, 
ladies, be the clever shopper, use 
good taste but don't be elaborate. 
Seek the washable corduroy and 
velvet accessories to complement 
your outfit. These fabrics, to an 
extent, are year 'round, so — a 
hint to the wise . . . purchase 
garments that may be tubbed. 

Then ladies remember ... a 
well dressed young lady must be 
well groomed. Check the finger 
nails and polish, carry a suede 
brush in your purse, a compact 
with the necessary utensils and 
above all, a handkerchief. The 
little things of life are the im- 
portant ones. 

Yes, Men; this includes you. 
Regaiuieas 10 now wen uressed 
you me, yuu must De giuomed 
to pci.iei.uon. Uaieilu gloaming 
Win neip LO inane you picaaiug 
at msi. sigut, in many situations, 
it win ue nutit-eu ueioie any- 
tning eise. iou gain in poise 
anu are at your Dcst, wnen you 
know tnat your appeaian^e is 
up to par. Tne iirsi anu most 
important requirement is person- 
al cieannness. Xnis mduues all 
tne necessities that make up tne 
wen* groomed muiviaual. Little 
as we may tnink, the scnool out- 
fit is the most important. As 
one autnor pointed out, it is the 
one in wnich you meet most peo- 
ple. So, be caretul in your choice 
of clothes — checks, stripes and 
plaids, when worn together, are 
out of order, that is, except they 
belong as such. If you plan to 
wear a plaid skirt, look for the 
solid sweater, blouse or the like. 
Remember— The zenith of wom- 
anhood is obtained by being well 
groomed at all times. 

Music for the ball was fur- 
nished by James Dilworth's band 
which was enjoyed by all. Ev- 
eryone expressed themselves as 
having had an enjoyable evening 
with the Deltas. The Delta mem- 
bers are Ann Enmon, Ella Fort- 
son, Lillie M. Jackson, Lillie B. 
Linder. Doris Sanders, Evelyn 
James, Lois Reeves, and Carolyn 
E. Gladden. Miss Juanita Sel- 
lers, advisor. 

Headed by the Lampadas Club 
of Alpha Gamma Chapter of 
Omega Psi Phi fraternity, a 
smoker was given in honor of the 
freshmen and all interested per- 
sons. This event was a great 
success and created a vast 
amount of interest among all 

In cooperation with Mu Phi 
Chapter, Alpha Gamma Chapter 
observed National Achievement 
Week with two programs. One 
presented at the college with Mr. 
W. J. Bush as the main speaker 
and the other program was held 
at Alfred E. Beach High School 
with First Lieutenant Living- 
stone M. Johnson as the main 
speaker. The speeches highlight- 
ed the Nov. 5-6 National Achieve- 
ment Week. 

Alpha Gamma Chapter is now 
making preparation for its an- 
nual waistline dance; this is des- 
tined to be a gala affair. 

This year marks the fifth con- 
secutive year of participation in 
the homecoming activities of Sa- 
vannah State College for the 
Delta Eta Chapter of Alpha Phi 
Alpha Fraternity. 

Lovely Miss Delores Perry, a 
student of Savannah State, is 
the queen of Delta Eta Chapter 
this year. Her attendants are 
two charming young ladles — 
Miss Annie M. White and Miss 
Pauline Ray. 




Culture at Our 
Fingers' Tips 

By Joseph Brown — '57 
A large, fashionably dressed 
crowu gatnereu at meiurim Audi- 
torium on iNOvemoer J, 193J, to 
witness a great concert, our first 
lyceuui program oi tne year, rea- 
lureu in mis concert were: uer- 
aluine Overstreei. soprano; Rob- 
ert Mcrerrin, baritune; Amelia 
Myers, accompanist. 

Miss Overstreet received nu- 
merous applause, wnen sne 

opened the program witn "Dove 
bono," trom "ine Marriage of 
Figaro," by Mozart. Sne has had 
no uinicuity in launcning a ca- 
reer on several fronts. Following 
her Cnicago debut in 1946, sne 
appeared as soloist with the Chi- 
cago Symphony in 1947. Substi- 
tuting at the eleventh hour for 
Dorothy Maynor. she won cheers 
from an audience of 3,000 people 
in Minneapolis. 

The singing of Robert McFer- 
rin is one of the few real thrills 
in music today. The great young 
baritone possesses a voice of 
soaring splendor, used to perfect- 
tion throughout its phenomenal 
range. To his rich native en- 
dowment as vocalist and artist, 
Robert McFerrin adds an excep- 
tional personal intensity and 
dignity which stamp his singing 
as unforgettable. He attended 
Fisk University for one year; he 
then began his study at Chica- 
go's school of music. He has had 

lead roles in "The Green Pas- 
tures" and in "Lost in the Stars." 
He was the first Negro artist to 
perform in "Rigoletto" in this 
country. Mr. McFerrin feels that 
Metropolitan Opera is something 
great for him. He also stated 
that he has been working toward 
this goal. 

After the concert, the reception 
was held in the college center. 
Everyone was served delicious re- 
freshments, and met the stars. 

This was a great experience in 
which we had the pleasure of 
witnessing a concert of superb 

Your columnist wishes the 
stars much success in the future. 

Le Cercle Francais 

Le cercle francais has been or- 
ganized pour l'annee 1953-1954. 
Les officers are as follows: Le 
President, Monsieur Curtis U. 
Cooper; Le Vice President, Mon- 
sieur Ezra Merritt; Le Secre- 
taire, Monsieur Thomas R. Ev- 
ans; Le Aide-Secretaire, Made- 
moiselle Bernice L. Sheftall; Le 
Tresosier, Monsieur Archie Rob- 
inson; Les Chroniquers, Mesdem- 
oiselles Sallie Williams and Sal- 
lie M. Walthour. 

Mademoiselle A. V. Morton, le 
professeur de francais, est con- 
seilleuse for le cercle francais. 
For the activetes of le cercle 
francais ouvrez your eyes et 
ears. Until the next publication 
of Tiger's Roar, Au revoir. 

By Sallie M. Walthour, '55. 


Page 4 


November, 1953 

Game Round-Ups 

James L. O'Neal, Sports Editor 
Morris College 

The Savannah State Tigers^ 
»er? defeated by Morris College 
Mth a score of 72-0. The Tigers 
got off to a bad start when they 
fumbled on their 30-yard line. 
Three plays later Morris scored 
its first touchdown and was 
never headed thereafter. 

Dominating every phase of the 
fe&me, Bethune-Cookman Wild- 
cats smothered the Savannah 
State Tigers 98-0. The Tigers, 
with many inexperienced fresh- 
men, were no match for the pow- 
erful Wildcats who scored almost 
at will. 

Compliments of 


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Frozen Food 
Beer and Wine 

Open Sunday Morning 
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Compliments of 


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Meet Me at the 


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We need rcpresenlatives in your 
locale to help fill out an organi/.a- 
lion tor business surveys, polls, and 
public opinions, . . . Ideal part lime 
work. . . . Choose your own hours. 
. . . Your nearest telephone may 
lie your place of business for surveys 
not requiring the signature of those 
interviewed. . . . Send SI for ad- 
ministrative fee, applica- 
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operation, otid all details on how you 
may manage a survey group for us. 
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TIONAL SURVEYS, P. 0. Box 83, 
Cedar Grove, New Jersey. 

, [Continued from Page 1) 

Nation, "Miss Camilla Hubert 
Hall;" Margaret E. Brower, jun- 
ior, majoring in Business Educa- 
tion, Thomasville, "Miss Busi- 
ness;" Margrazelle Gardner, 
sophomore, majoring in Elemen- 
tary Education, Fitzgerald, "Miss 
Sophomore;" Elizabeth Jordan, 
junior, majoring in Elementary 
Education, Barnesville, "Miss 
Junior;" Rosa Pusha, senior, ma- 
joring in Biology, Savannah. 
"Miss Senior;" Juanita Cooper, 
senior, majoring in Elementary 
Education, Columbus, "Miss Vet- 
eran;" Janet Pusha, sophomore, 
majoring in Biology, Savannah, 
"Miss Kappa Alpha Psi;" Lillian 
Freeman, freshman, majoring in 
Elementary Education, Atlanta, 
"Miss Omega;" Masie Bell, fresh- 
man, majoring in Elementary 
Education, Forsyth, "Miss Trades 
and Industries;" Helen Battiste, 
junior, majoring in Elementary 


Compliments of 


Education, Savannah. "Miss 
Sphinx;" Lillian Jackson, senior, 
majoring in Mathematics, Sa- 
vannah, "Miss Delta Sigma The- 
ta;" Ann Pierce, freshman, ma- 
joring in Elementary Education, 
Hinesville, "Miss Freshman; Ann 
Price, sophomore, majoring in 
Home Economics, Woodstock, 
"Miss Y. M. C. A.;" Martha Dunn, 
senior, majoring in Home Eco- 
nomics, Augusta, "Miss Home 
Economics;" Vivian Wise, sopho- 
more, majoring in Elementary 

Education, Savannah, "Miss 
Scroller;" Curly Roberts, senior, 
majoring in Mathematics, Sa- 
vannah, "Miss Phi Beta Sigma;" 
Alna Ford, majoring in Elemen- 
tary Education, senior, "Miss Sig- 
ma Gamma Rho; " Larue Gaskin. 
senior, majoring In English, Val- 
dosta, "Miss Zeta." 

The game was stimulating and 
colorful. The field was beautiful 
with an array of windmills and 
flags dispersed about the side- 
lines and concession stand. 

Half time 

The Savannah State College 
band performed at half time. 
The crowd cheered a splendid 

The long awaited presentation 
of Miss S. S. C. and Miss S. S. C. 
Alumni and their attendants was 
made by President W. K. Payni: 
Miss S. S. C. received an auto- 
graphed football from the cap- 
tain of the football team. Wil- 
liam Weatherspoon. 

A dance culminated the home- 
coming festivities. 

It's easy as pie- 
N o entry blanks'. 
No box tops'. 

You can cash in 
again and ogam- 
Cmon, let's go'. 





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Read the jingles on this page. Write 
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to use it, together with your name, in 
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Remember: Read all the rules and 
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1. Write your Lucky Strike jingle on a plain piece 
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2. Base your jingle on any qualities of Luckies. 
"Luckies taste better," is only one. (Sec "Tips.") 

3. Every student of any college, university or post- 
graduate school may submit jingles. 

4. You may submit as many jingles as you like. 
Remember, you arc eligible to receive more than 
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To earn an award you are not limited to 
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Luckies taste cleaner, fresher, smoother 
So round, so firm, so fully packed 
So free and easy on the draw 
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Buy Luckies by the carton 
Luckies give you deep-down smoking 



December, 1953 




Choral Society Presents 
Impressive Concert 

On December 13, 1953 at Vesper Services, the Savannah State 
ollege family enjoyed a very impressive concert presented by the 
horal Society. 

It was obvious that the group, under the able direction of Dr. 
'oleridge E. Braithwaite, had worked diligently and unrelentlessly 
n order to gain the perfection of performance that was displayed. 
The soloists sang with ease Glee Club; "'Behold That Star," 

nd with an unusual amount of 
■ repressiveness. 

The musical interpretations 
■vere so effective that everyone 
in the audience was enveloped 
by the Christmas Spirit — . . . 

Peace on earth ■ — good will 
toward men ..." The pro- 
gram was as follows: 

"Angels We Have Heard On 
High," French Carol; "O Sing 
Your Songs," Cain— Choral So- 
ciety; "Lullaby For Mary's Son, 1 ' 
Anderson; "Christmas Bells," 
arr. by Braithwaite — Female 

arr. by Lawrence; "O Holy 
Night." arr. by Braithwaite; "Go 
Tell It On the Mountain," Work 
— Dorothy Tilson, '56, soprano, 
and Joseph Brown, '57, tenor; 
"Oh Little Town of Bethlehem." 
Redner; "Silent Night," Gruber 
—Male Giee Club; "Sweet Little 
Jesus Boy," MacGimsey; "Ave 
Maria," Schubert — Dorothy Til- 
son, '56, soprano; "Lo, How a 
Rose E'er Blooming," arr. by 
Braithwaite; "Now Let Every 
Tongue Adore Thee," Bach — 
Choral Society. 

Old Friends to Trust! Old Books 
To Read! Alonzo Aragon 

The Yuletide season brings 
good cheer to the library. It's 
a time for taking from their 
niches all those old but priceless 
pieces of our literary heritage. 
The Story of Christmas is stilt 
being written, but none surpass- 
es the beauty of the stories told 
many, many years ago. 

All of us have read our Bible 
story of The Wise Men, Very 
few of us have read and com- 
pared the Revised Standard Ver- 
sion of the Christmas. Now is a 
good time to make our obser- 
vations on this modern language- 

An unusual book for everyone 
at Christmas is M. L. Becker's 
Home Book of Christmas. It 
contains the best of the season- 
al stories by distinguished au- 
thors. The book is arranged in 
sections following the events of 

Christmas: Christmas Eve, The 
Magi; The Preparations; The 
Waits ; The Great Day : The 
Stockings; The Tree; The Din- 
ner. It Is rich in carols, songs 
and poems for each group. This 
title is recommended for first 
purchase to anyone wishing an 
all-in-one Christmas book. 

Charles Dickens's Christmas 
Books contains the universal 
Christmas story — "A Christmas 
Carol;" "The Chimes" and "The 
Cricket on the Hearth." 

Washington Irving's chapters 
in his Sketch-buok describing an 
old English Christmas can be 
reread annually: "Christmas," 
"The Stage Coach," "Christmas 
Eve," "Christmas Day" and "The 
Christmas Dinner." 

Savannah State 

Into its Biggest Building 

Program in Years 

Traveling around the campus of Savannah State College, \ 
Georgia's largest institution of higher education for Negroes, one 
can see a dream coming true, five construction projects already 
initiated. The ground has already been broken and land being 
leveled for the annex to the famous Wilcox Gymnasium. 

This annex will make it possible for a larger and better Health 
and Physical Education program. It will supplement the gymnastics 
facilities and make it possible for more modern gymnastic operators 
and a better gym for intramural, as well as intercollegiate compe- 
tition. The Shatter Construction 
Company of Hinesviiie, has al- 
ready set up their office on the 
campus and construction is pro- 
ceeding as rapidly as humanly 

L^Ftfe Century Heating Plant, 
located between Camilla Hubert 
Hall and Meldrim Auditorium, is 
nearer completion, with pipes 
being laid connecting the plant 
with the numerous campus 
buildings. This will enable Sa- 
vannah State College to have a 
uniform heating system and 
equipped with modern heating 
machineries. Thomas Bretting- (^Tffe annex to Hammon Hall 
ham and Company of Augusta has already taken form. This 
is constructing the heating construction is being directed by 
plant. the Office of Buildings and 

Work Progressing 

The work on the New Men's 
Dormitory, opposite Jlill Hall, is 
progressing very rapidly. The 
foundation and pillars for three 
floors have already been com- 
pleted. Byck Worrell Construc- 
tion Company is building the 
New Men's Dormitory. This new 
dormitory will help supplement 
the dormitory facilities at Sa- 
vannah State College and it will 
be equipped with modern furni- 
ture, making the Men's Dormi- 
tory more home-like and con- 

Henry Van Dyke's Story of the 
Other Wise Man is reread every 
holiday season with continued 
appreciation and understanding. 

From now until December 26 
no new book could be more at- 
tractive than these old favorites. 
The week after Christmas most 
of us can find some time to 
catch up on new books we in- 
tended to read but . So shop 

around at your library and check 
out for the holidays books you'd 
like to take home with you. 

We suggest the following to 
help you enjoy A Merry Christ- 
mas and A Happy New Year, too! 

FICTION: Ambler, Epitaph for 
a Spy ; Baldwin, Go Tell it on the 

Mountain ; Bleiler. Year's Best 
Science Fiction Novels: Cannon, 
Look to the Mountain; Cary, 
Mister Johnson; Coates, Faithful 
in My Fashion: Fletcher, Men of 
Albermarle; Fowler, The Intrud- 
er; Godden, Kingfishers Catch 
Fire; Petry. The Narrows; Yerby. 
The Devil's Laughter. 

ABOUT PEOPLE: Botein, Trial 
Judge; Bottome, The Challenge; 
Crosby, Call Me Lucky; Kugel- 
mass, Ralph J. Bunihe: Bocca, 
Elizabeth and Philip; Richards, 
The Last Billionaire; Stern, The 
Women in Gandhi's Life; Mor- 
ris, Those Rockefeller Brothers; 
Harris, Father Divine-Holy Hus- 
band; Kim, I Married a Korean. 

Grounds at Savannah State Col- 
lege and will enable the Home 
Economics Department to initi- 
ate a program which will equip 
men and women to manage va- 
rious types of institutions. 

^^The Sewage Disposal Plant, 
connecting Savannah State Col- 
lege's sewage system with the 

I city of Savannah, is nearly com- 
pleted with Espy Construction 
and Paving Company of Savan- 
nah directing the works. 

/'""There can be no question 
/about Savannah State College 
f being engaged in its greatest 
I buildjng program in the history 
of trie institution. 

There are five major construc- 
tions already initiated with the 
necessary buildings being con- 
structed. Visiting Savannah State 
College now is like visiting a big 
industrial center, with buildings 
being directed simultaneously, 
with Dr. W. K. Payne as its shep- 
herd. The flock at Georgia's 
largest institution for higher ed- 
ucation for Negroes is covering 
ground with Its construction 


Kates., The Use of Life; Menzies, 
Fight the Good Fight; Fosdick, 
Faith for Tough Times; Pearson, 
Here's a Faith for You; Ice, To- 
morrow is Yours; Jones, The 
Pursuit of Happiness; Russell. 
New Hope for a Changing World; 
Cousins, Who Speaks for Man? 

SCIENCE: Synge, Science- 
Sense and Nonsense; Simmons, 
The Young Scientists; Pickering, 
The Stars are Yours; Sacks, The 
Atom at Work; Rapport, Great 
Adventures in Medicine. 

Those Devils in Baggy Pants; 
Dodds, The Age of Paradox ; 
Taylor, Sword, and Swastika; 
Berman, The Russians in Focus; 
Flynn, While You Slept; Voor- 
hees, Korean Tales; Foldman. 
Rendezvous with Destiny. 


Tiger's Roar 

Editor-in-Chief Clarence Lofton 

Associate Editor Dorothy Bess 

Managing Editor Charlie E. Locke 

Feature Editor Mary Faison 

Society Editor Lonnye Adams 

Sports Editor James O'Neal 

Assistant Sports Editor Samuel Powell 

Exchange Editor Grover Thornton 

Copy Editor Doris Sanders 

Fashion Editor Mercedes Mitchell 

Art Editor Nathan Mitchell 

Cartoonists Dorothy Davis, Gerue Ford 


Business Manager Rosa Penn 

Circulation Manager Irving Dawson 

Advertising Manager Constance Greene 

Dorothy Davis Roberta Glover 

Timothy Ryals Rosemary King 

David Bodison Edward Hicks 

Joseph Brown Willie L. Hopkins 

Julius E. Browning Farris Hudson 

Nathan Dell Lillian Jackson 

Mattie C. Epps Shirley L. Jenkins 

Thomas Evans Ida Mae Lee 

Lillian Freeman Gloria A. Moultrie 

Nettye A. Handy Ruby Simmons 

Solomon Green Nadene Cooper 

Johnnie M. Thompson 
Juanita G. Sellers — Advisor 

Member of: 


December, 1953 

The Meaning of God's Gift to the World 

"Glory to God in the highest, 
and on earth peace, good will 
toward men-" Christmas is a day 
designated in remembrance of 
the birth of Christ. The day 
that a gift for the entire world 
was presented. 

This divine present was ac- 
cepted in a stable in the little 
town of Bethlehem. The mean- 
ing of God's gift cannot be over- 
emphasized because of the sig- 
nificant part that it plays in our 
world of chuos. The gift of 
which Isaiah spoke: "For unto 
us a child is born, unto us a son 
is given: and the government 
shall be upon His shoulder: and 
His name shall be called Won- 
derful, Counsellor, The Mighty 
God, The Everlasting Father. The 
Prince of Peace." 

Jesus, the Son of God, was the 

gift to the world. He was born 
in a lowly manger, lived in poor 
surroundings and grew up in a 
confused world attempting to 
establish the high ideal of peace 
and good will. 

Christmas is a time when we 
as universal brothers should bury 
all thoughts of hatred and strife; 
lay down our arms, our doubts, 
and look forward to an everlast- 
ing life of peace and good will. 
Peace and good will are the 
fundamentals of the gift of God. 
The singing of Christmas carols, 
the sending of seasonal cards 
and the giving of gifts will in- 
still in us the meaning of God's 
gift to the world. 

The Tiger's Roar staff wishes 
you a Merry Christmas and a 
Happy and Prosperous New Year! 

What Christmas Should Mean to Us 

I wonder if we really under- 
stand the true meaning of 
Christmas. Is it just another 
holiday, a day for frolicking and 
having a good time? We seem 
to embark upon the Yuletide 
Season with little or no knowl- 
edge of its significance and what 
it should mean to us. 

Christmas Day. December 25, 
has been set aside as the birth- 
day of Jesus, "the Saviour" of the 
world. Everywhere this day 
should be a day of worship, 
prayer, and glorification to Jesus 
Christ. Certainly it is a day of 
celebration but not the kind to 
which we have become accus- 
tomed. We should thank God 
for sending to us His Son. Jesus, 
who came to save the world. 
Then, too, we should give thanks 
to God for enabling us to have 

Doris A. Sanders, Copy Edit 

the privilege of enjoying another 

Christmas Day. When the shep- 
herds saw the star which led 
them to Jesus, "they rejoiced 
with exceeding great joy." 

Let us make this Christmas 
a glorious day. Let us bow our 
heads in sincere prayer and re- 
solve to give to God this com- 
plete day of worship and every 
day that follows. 

Let us sing as the angels sang, 
"Peace on earth good will to 
men" and make our Christmas, 
not just another holiday, but 
the birthday of Jesus Christ. Let 
us he guided by that same star 
the shepherd saw in the east 
and guide our lives to Christ and 
His teachings. And as we enter 
upon a New Year, let us con- 
tinue to keep Christ in our lives. 

A Christmas Message 

It is always a pleasure to ex- 
tend greetings to the students 
of Savannah State College at 
Christmas time. At no other 
time during the academic year 
are hearts and attitudes better 
conditioned to the finest ideals 
of our culture. It is a time when 
one remembers friends and those 
who are in need. It is a time 
also when individuals broadcast 
wishes of joy to all men alike 
irrespective of relationships. If 
this spirit of Christmas were not 
so fleeting, and if it could be 
retained by some means through- 

out the year, the joy of living 
would be immensely enhanced. 
While the students of Savannah 
State College are observing and 
celebrating the 1953 Christmas, 
it Is my wish that they may de- 
vise ways and means of increas- 
ing the longevity of this inter- 
est in the fellowman. May a 
greater portion of this Christmas 
remain with you and make our 
college and world a greater joy 
to mankind. 

The Why's 


Ruby Simmons '54 

Shirley Jenkins '54 

We believe that people usually 
misinterpret holidays because 
they do not understand why we 
should celebrate them or in what 
activities we should participate. 
When people understand one or 
both of these factors concerning 
international holidays, the cele- 
bration of them will be quite dif- 

Christmas is an international 
holiday that is often misused. 
Do you know why Christmas is 
celebrated — carols are sung, dec- 
orations used, gifts are given? 

It is said that Christmas has 
a two-fold significance: the re- 
ligious, commemorating the 
birth of Christ, and the social or 
festive aspect, celebrating the 
seasonal practices of many peo- 
ple. Christmas, originally 
"Chris tes Masse" i meaning 
Christ's Mass or church festival 
of Christl, is celebrated through- 
out the Christian world as the 
anniversary of the nativity of 

One of the most charming 
ways of celebrating the holiday 
is the custom of singing carols 
Carols were imported into Eng- 
land soon after the Norman con- 
quest. The word "carol" means 
almost any Christmas hymn. 
The first carol was written by 
Francis of Assisi in 1223 as a 
means of singing praises to God 
for giving us Christ. 

The custom of decorating trees 
and using other decorations at 
Christmas time came from the 
Germans. Boniface, who was 
sent there as a missionary in 
the eighth century, replaced the 
sacrifices to idols by a fir tree 
adorned in tribute to the Christ 


The giving of gifts at this time 
began when God gave the world 
His only begotten Son, on the 
day we call Christmas Eve. Later, 
on the twelfth night, the three 
kings offered the Holy Child 
gifts of gold, frankincense and 
myrrh. Christ eventually gave 
His own life to save the world. 
In an attempt to acknowledge 
the greatness of the Divine Gift, 
His followers marked this sea- 
son by a general practice of ex- 
changing gifts. 

Signed: W, K. 



Solomon Green '55 

I can imagine small children 
preparing to hang up their 
stockings for Santa Claus; col- 
lege students doing their last- 
minute shopping; loaded buses 
and taxis zooming away with 
the students homeward bound. 
All seem to be determined, hope- 
ful and aiming for the same 
goal — that of reuniting with 
friends and relatives back home. 
Christmas! Christmas! A happy 
time for everyone. Think how 
monotonous college life would 
become if we did not have such 
a holiday. 

But remember that wherever 
we go someone will be watching 
us. caring for and protecting us. 
I speak of Jesus. Let us not 
forget that upon this day in 
Bethlehem of Judea, a child, 
Jesus Christ, was born to the 
Virgin Mary in a stable because 
there was no room for them in 
the inn. 

Creative Tributes 


By Julius Edward Reeves, Jr. 
When I have given my love, 
And gained only solitude in 

1 find myself in a mist 
Of weariness. 

Nothing but loneliness am I 
Webbed in, to dampen the 

Of life witn burning tears. 
I endeavor to accomplish 
High esteem in my venture 
For a romance, 
But never have I found 
A part of my ideal companion 
In any of my escapades. 

Nearest to this was you, 
But in our relations, you 
Seem to depart from me. 
Dauntlessly, I trust my 
Unmatched love 
In you. 

And probably — unconsciously 
I am left to ponder 
In a web of dreams, 
Never ending in happy moments. 
The only loving moment 
I share with you, is when 
I partake to unite my love 
To its matured state in the high- 
Esteem of life. 

After this aire of joy, 
All is done, and that web 
Of loneliness closes me out 
In a world of my own. 
In this world, if you but 
Knew that there is no greater 
Love than My love for you. 
My darling. My darling, 
I love you much. 
So much, 'till in my 
Solitude, I find happiness 
While I spin the thread 
Of this moistened web, 
In which I live to build 
A dream life for you, 
And only you. 

In this out-moded life, 

To my best, I shall 

Perfect in a sort of 

Utopia, those ideas I 

Assume portray you most. 

In my utmost ability, 

It shall be yours, and yours for 

A surface of marble, 
Walls of gold 
And a roof to compete 
With the sun. 
You see, my love 
This web is built for you, 
And its composition must 
Comfort your love. 

Completed my task 
In an aimless venture, 
I shall ascend to the Gods, 
To the star of Venus that 
Guided me in life, 
Where I shall find no 
More solitude, and my 
Web of moistened thread fades 


Farris M. Hudson '55 
Oh dear hearts, can you guess 

what I hear? 
Sounds, along the course of the 

Melodies, from the breath of the 

falling snow 
Bring joy and happiness of the 

season's show. 

I wonder why are the stars so 

And the melodies I hear are so 

soft and light? 

So you do understand as I can 

see by your smiles. 
The melodies are in honor of 

the little Christ Child. 

Joy is imparted to all of the 

By the glorious sounds of Christ- 
mas melodies. 


Nadene Cooper '55 
Face life with dignity. 
Solve your problems without 

In life's journey there is misery. 
Strive, you'll find relief. 

Don't sit on the stool of do 

Because things don't come your 

If you are to succeed in life, 
You must work day by day. 

When hard problems confront 

Don't try solving them with 

Your job is never completed, 
Until you have worked them out. 

If you are to go forward in life 
You must forever do your best. 
Through trials and tribulations, 
You will achieve success. 

And when I shall have 

Reprint of 
Editorial Written by the Editor 
of Savannah Morning News 

State's Homecoming 

Savannah State College is to 
be congratulated upon the suc- 
cess with which their recent an- 
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December, 1953 


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To you, who have "crossed the 
burning sands" during probation 
week, we take this time to con- 
gratulate you. Although at times 
you seemed to have wanted to 
turn around and not complete 
the journey, the urge to keep 
going was back again and final- 
ly it was completed. Now I'm 
sure you can all look back and 
say, that it was worth the effort 
mid time that were spent for 
that glorious hour. Again we 
iongratu!ate you. 

The spirit of Christmas has en- 
tered the hearts of all Savannah 
State students and we are now 
i oking forward to the end of 
i lie quarter when we'll be going 
home. The Christmas Spirit has 
t many of us to singing— "I'll 

Home for Christmas." 
I wish you all a very Merry 
Iiristmas and Happy New Year, 
nd when we all return I trust 
nr New Year's resolution will 
.■ to study hard for better 

The Mistletoe— 
When we are home for Christ- 
jjs and mistletoe is hanging 
ound, do we really know why 
's there? Mistletoe, a little 
How-green plant with waxen 
irries, is often nailed up over 
'Ors and around the house for 
coration at Christmas time. 
During ancient times the 
i ruids, a powerful religious group 
ancient Gaul, Britain, and 
eland, believed that mistletoe 
is sacred, and gathered it in 
solemn ceremony. The Saxons 
* old England also prized it and 
warded it as a symbol of peace, 
lien warriors found it growing 
ear a place where they were 

fighting, they would declare a 
truce. And thus it became the 
custom to hang the plant over 
the entrance of doors as a sym- 
bol of friendship to all who en- 
tered it. If we are under mistle- 
toe today with loved ones, the 
tradition is a kiss. 

What happens to us in De- 
cember? Wny are we full of 
laughs and happiness and 
gaiety? Aileen Fisner said that — 

In December 
Everyone is merry now. 
Lo walking down the street 
And twinkly eyes and winkly eyes 
Are all the eyes you meet. 

Everyone is eager now 

To shop and trim a tree, 

And knowing smiles and glowing 

Are all the smiles you see. 

Everyone is jolly now, 
This tingly-jingly season. 
And only cats and puppy dogs 
Can't understand the reason. 

Everywhere there is hustling 
and bustling as we all get ready 
for the big day. Gay carols are 
sung and heard everywhere. De- 
licious smells of plum pudding 
come from the kitchen and mys- 
terious-looking packages appear 
and disappear. Christmas is a 
wonderful time! 

In all the excitement of the 
holiday many of us are apt to 
forget the meaning of Christmas. 
Chirstmas is the celebration of 
the birth of Christ. It is be- 
cause of His greatness and the 
joy that He brought to us that 
we remember His birthday. 

A gift for your family and 
loved ones will be more than a 
gift because your Christmas gift, 
if you plan and make It. is really 

Again. Merry Christmas! ! 




Alpha Kappa Alpha 

The Alpha Kappa Alpha so- 
: "'rity is growing in number as 

ell as strength. Three Neo- 
nytes entered the gate of sis- 

rhood in November making 
>tal of seventeen sisters. 

The neophytes are: Miss Mamie I 
i 'avis, sophomore from Colum- 
i'us, Georgia; Miss Delores Ca- 
pers, sophomore from Savannah, 
Georgia; Miss Annie Mae White, 
Junior from Savannah, Georgia. 

The Wilcox Gymnasium was 
Hie center of laughter Saturday 
■ vening, December 5, 1953. when 
the A KA's staged their mysteri- 
ous "Western Hop." 

Intermission brought a floor 
show with the Ivy Leaf Club per- 

Keep your eyes and ears open 
for their next great feature. I 
dare not tell, but it will be one 
of their greatest features of the 
new year. 

At this time, everybody is full 
of the Christmas spirit and "the 
going home blues." At any rate, 
we the sorors of Alpha Kappa 
Alpha sorority wish to all of you 
a very Merry Christmas and a 
Tres Happy New Year. 

Alpha Phi Alpha 

Many deeds, scholarship, and 
love for all mankind are the aims 
of the brothers of Delta Eta 
chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha. 

The chapter welcomes aboard 
five new members who lock arms 
with thousands of Alpha men the 
world over to perpetuate the good 
and to eliminate the bad. 

"Full and Responsible Citizen- 
siiop Essential for Good Govern- 

ment" highlighted the observ- 
ance of Education for Citizen- 
ship Week sponsored by Alpha 
Phi Alpha. The main address 
during the observance was de- 
livered by Bro. Curtis V. Cooper; 
his speech was entitled A Blue- 
print for Citizenshop. 

Delta Eta chapter of Alpha Phi 
Alpha promises more intellectual 
and inspiring programs toward 
the growth and development of 
Savannah State College. 

Delta Sigma Theta 

Delta Nu chapter of Delta Sig- 
ma Theta sorority is proud to 
announce that initiation for pro- 
bates is over and we have added 
to our list of sorors Mercedes 
Mitchell, Marlene Lindsey, Ern- 
estine Moon, and Roberta Glover, 

Delta Nu chapter of Delta 
Theta is growing. Although our 
sorority is the youngest on this 
campus, our members have con- 
tributed and are still contrib- 
uting much toward the cultural 
development of Savannah State 
College. It has been observed 
that Delta women possess schol- 
arship, leadership, talent and 

Merry Christmas and Happy 
New Year from Delta Nu chapter 
of Delta Sigma Theta sorority. 

Omega Psi Phi Fraternity 
Alpha Gamma chapter of 
Omega Psi Phi fraternity is 
proud to welcome some recently 
made brothers as a result of the 
chapter's fall initiation. The 

Leisure Wear 
Glamor giants take lead 


signs for loafing 

The current television era with 
its emphasis on "at home" en- 
tertaining has touched off a pop- 
ular trend toward glamorous 
lounging clothes that are com- 
fortable and yet attractive 
enough to wear in greeting the 
most discriminating of guests. 

Designers from coast to coast 
have pulled every trick out of 
the bag to create fascinating 
styles in lounging clothes and 
have designed glamorous pants 
that are strikingly feminine. 

Pants are being made of every- 
thing from fine laces, velvets 
and chiffons to denims decorated 
with jewels. Styles vary from the 
simple slack type to the gay and 
fascinating, tapered bull fighter 
pants. While there is a number 
of plain, quiet styles in subdued 
colors which can be worn every- 
day and washed easily, many a 
modern woman prefers the num- 
erous gay loud patterns — leopard 
skin prints, and zebra stripes. 

For the woman who does not 
have the figure for the narrow 
toreador pants, designers have 
created attractive styles in pleat- 
ed pegtops, bell bottoms, culottes 
and pedal pushers. There are 
also clever lounging costumes in 
felt and jersey versions of robes 
and skirts to add even more 

The Silkiest Season 

The thrill of this winter's eve- 
ning fashions seems to lie in a 
beautiful form of hide-and-seek 
around the top of cocktail and 
evening dresses. 

New designers' devices to con- 
ceal yet reveal are: the casual 
looking but deftly planned drap- 
ing, the rib length jacket that 
hides a strapless dinner sheath 
beneath, more important sleeves 
that reach up to the shoulder 
tims and imposing collars that 
accentuate the bosom but de- 
murely stop right at the shoulder 

Even the glamorous ball dress. 
despite its strapless formality of 
past years, often takes wide 
camisole straps, giant stoles or 
diagonal straps over one shoulder 
with the other bare. 

newcomers are Johnnie H. Mo- 
ton, Nathan S, Mitchell, and Levy 
N- Taylor, Jr. We, as Omega 
men, are welcoming the neo- 
phytes to an organization that 
is developing and achieving from 
the inspiration received from our 
four cardinal principles — Uplift, 
Scholarship, Perseverance and 

We. as a fraternity, believe in 
a strong brotherhood, and one 
that is stable. And as we ap- 
proach this Yuletide season, we 
admonish you, too, to be brother- 
ly toward your colleagues, 
friends, classmates and instruc- 

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority 
Rho Beta chapter of Zeta Phi 
Beta sorority has begun making 
definite plans for activities dur- 
ing the current school year. Per- 
haps the most interesting plan is 
the sponsoring of a "Girl of the 
Year." This young woman must 
possess all of the qualities that 
Zeta stands for — finer woman- 
hood, sisterly' love, scholarship 
and affable personality. 

At a recent meeting the chap- 
ter had as its guest Soror Anita 
Stripling, Basileus of the Alpha 
Theta Zeta chapter of Savannah. 
Soror Stripling brought news of 
the regional meeting of the so- 
rority and suggestions for our 
year's activities. 

Rho Beta has added two mem- 
bers to its sisterhood. They are 
Barbara Brunson and Cylde Fat- 
son. Our sponsor this year is 
Miss Madeline Harrison. 

General Education Biology Students at Work 

James C. Cooper 

The Veterans' Club, after hav- 
ing organized under the advisory 
of Mr. N. R. Freeman, has already 
gone a long way in the school 
year. We are quite satisfied with 
our choice for president for this 
year, Mr. James O. Thomas. He 
is a veteran of some six years' 
service in the Army, having at- 
tained the rank of Tech Ser- 
geant. This alone, supported by 
such a brilliant showing of the 
club in the homecoming festival, 
is indicative of his capabilities 
as a leader. Mention cannot be 
made of all Mr. Thomas has 
already contributed toward mak- 
ing the club a success. Our presi- 
dent may easily be considered as 
having a versatile character; he 
can be as shrewd or sympathetic 
as necessity may deem. We are 
looking forward to a prosperous 
year under his leadership. Other 
officers are : Messrs. Herman 
Terry, vice president; Willie B. 
Hooks, secretary; Henry John- 
son, treasurer; Harold Duggins. 
financial secretary; John Paul 
Jones, parliamentarian. 

The club wishes to thank Miss 
Francine Ivery most sincerely 
for being its queen on home- 
coming. We are concentrating 
on a more impressive way of 
showing our gratitude. 

The Veterans' Club wishes to 
induce the membership of as 
many veterans as possible — and 
that should be all who are en- 
rolled at the college. Very soon 
we hope to see a comfortable 
percentage of the veterans as 
bona fide members. Plans are 
now being drawn to organize a 
"pool" that might offer pecuniary 
aid to deserving veterans at vari- 
ous times. Such will receive a 
minimum interest and only the 
entire club can benefit by it. 

It might be interesting to note 
that the V.A. is not concerned 
with whether you change your 
MAJOR or not, as long as your 
curriculum is leading to a B. S. 
or A. B. degree and can be got- 
ten within the time allotted you. 
So, if you want to change your 
major from Chemistry to Ele- 
mentuary Education, it may be 
done without consulting the V.A. 

and you will not have used your 
authorized— ONE CHANGE OF 

The S. L. A. 

The committee of the Student 
Loan Association has been de- 
lighted in serving the students 
of Savannah State College and 
hope you have enjoyed the serv- 

Nevertheless, we would appre- 
ciate it, if more students would 
purchase stock. As you know, 
through your purchasing stock 
enables the Student Loan Asso- 
ciation to function. Please give 
this consideration; for the com- 
ing year we would like to have 
more stockholders. 

For service or information, 
please contact one of the follow- 
ing persons: Marie Barnswell, 
Timothy Ryals, Johnnie P, Jones, 
or Mildred Graham. Mr. Ben 
Ingersoll, advisor. 

Meeting of the Men's Dormitory 

The Men's Dormitory Council 
met and discussed many items 
that are of interest to the facul- 
ty members and alumni as well 
as the students. 

The male students are looking 
forward to having open house at 
the completion of the building of 
the new dormitory. The change 
of laundry hours was discussed. 
The new laundry hours are from 
7:30 to 1:30. 

Christmas carols were sung by 
the different groups in order to 
strengthen the Christmas spirit 
among the student body. 

Merry Christmas and a Happy 
New Year. 

(Continued from Page 2) 
nual homecoming was celebrated. 
In particular, we were impressed 
with the "Bulletin" published in 
commemoration of the event. It 
was a well-edited publication 
particularly notable for a two- 
page center spread reproduction 
of an aerial photograph of the 
beautiful college campus. 

President Payne and his facul- 
ty and staff are doing a great 
work for which this City and 
County should be sincerely grate- 

Geography Classroom As a Part of 
Our General Education Program 

Pa ge 4 


December, 1953 

Game Round-Ups 

James O'Neal, Sports Editor 

Clafin College defeated the Sa- 
vannah State Tigers by a score 
of 55-0- Clafin scored in the 
second quarter when Wright ran 
55 yards through the Tigers' line 
for their touchdown. Clafin made 
their last score on a 70-yard 
pass from Quarterback Walker to 
Halfback Dingle. 

The Tigers' only serious threat 
to score came in the last play 
of the game when Halfback Rob- 
ert Butler intercepted Quarter- 
back Walker's pass and ran 58 
yards to Clafin's 11-yard line. 





The Savannah State Tigers 
closed out the season on Thanks- 
giving Day with their old tra- 
ditional rival, Paine College, and 
were defeated 13-0. 

Paine scored in the first and 
second quarters and went on to 
get their revenge for the 20-0 
defeat handed to them by the 
Tigers last Thanksgiving. 

Statistically, the Tigers out- 
played Paine, but they were un- 
able to capitalize on their plays 
when they counted. The Tigers 
made 9 first downs to Paine's 6. 
They rolled up 176 yards rush- 
ing and 84 yards passing to 
Paine's 151 yards rushing and 
63 yards passing. 

Five seniors on the Tigers' 
squad ended their college foot- 
ball careers on Thanksgiving. 
They are William Weatherspoon. 
halfback and captain of the 
team; Tommy Turner, fullback; 
Lester Jackson, end; Ivory Jef- 
ferson, guard; LaVerne Hoskins. 


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Last year a survey of leading colleges 
throughout the country showed that 
smokers in those colleges preferred 
Luckies to any other cigarette. 

This year another far more extensive 
and comprehensive survey — supervised 
by college professors and based on more 
than 31,000 actual student interviews- 
shows that Luckies lead again over all 
other brands, regular or king size... and 
by a wide margin.' The No. 1 reason: 
Luckies taste better. 

Smoking enjoyment is all a matter of 
taste , and the fact of the matter is Luckies 
taste better -first, because L.S./M.F.T.- 
Lucky Strike means fine tobacco. And 
second, Luckies are made better to taste 
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January. 1954 


its biggest building program in years. The above photographs show the rapid progress that is being made on the Men's Dormitory 
(left) and the Annex to Hammond Hall (right). (Locke Photo) 

Modern Equipment-Facilities 
Features of New Buildings 

Tin 1 work on ihe new Men's Dormitory, opposite Hill Hall, is progressing 
very rapidly. The building is to be equipped with modern furniture and 
facilities. S.S.C. men will be able lo enjoy their heauliful surroundings and 
gain from ihe advantages of a home-like atmosphere. 
Annex to Gymnasium — 

The annex to the famous Wilcox 
features. There will he more floor 
space for basketball and otlur recrea- 
tional classroom activities. Showers are 
to he installed and service units for 
the men and the women students. Ade- 
quate storage facilities will be provided 
for supplies. 

Bricks and Mortar— 

The Division of Home Economics is 
happy to announce the fact that Ham- 
mond Hall is undergoing a complete 
face lifting. A new addition is being 
added lo accommodate separate offices 
for the area of clothing and textiles and 
foods and nutrition; faculty and stu- 
dent lounges, toilet and dressing room 
facilities for men and women. A re- 
decoration and refurnishing program 
\i ill bring tlie classrooms up-to-date and 
in readiness for the latest trends in 
teaching. A feature in the modern 
kitchen designed by Crosley will he 
a demonstration unit in the freezing 
and laundry areas. 

Opening — 

A formal opening will he held in 
order thai the campus family and gen- 


eral public ■ 
open to all i 

.ill ha 

ight see th 
the home 

.v facilities 

(SSC Alumni to Raise 
$10,000 Scholarship Fund 

Robert Young, a graduate o( Savannah State College and Cornell University, 
has been selected as general chairman of Savannah State College Alumni Scholar- 
ship Fund. He is the vocational and agriculture teacher at Haven Home Junior 
High School and the founder of Montgomery Community Center. According to 
an announcement by John McGlocklon, president of Savannah State College 
Alumni Association, the general alumni began the New Year by initiating a 
$10,000 scholarship aid program. Every 

-Enrollment 958 -- Deserving 
Students Make Dean's List 



71 veterans. 41 non-veterans; all are 
residents of Georgia. Thirty-two are 
enrolled in Saturday classes — 3 men and 
29 women; all are non-veterans. In 
the special trade department there are 
41 enrolled — 26 veterans, 16 non-veter- 
ans; 40 residents of Georgia and 1 
non-resident. The enrollment for the 
Industrial Education Extension in Au- 
gusta, Ga., is 6; all non-veterans and 
all residents of Georgia. 
Dean's List 

Dean ol Faculty, Timothy C. Meyers, 
revealed that the following students 
have made the dean's list for the fall 
quarter, 1954, attaining an average of 

Not in the Books— 

How many of us around the campus 
have slopped to observe how the mainte- 
nance crew handles the moving and 
transportation of large equipment 
around the campus with inadequate fa- 
cilities and manpower. An interesting 
note was seen while the men were 
moving frigidaircs, stoves, a thousand 
pound deep freeze and other equipment 
out of Hammond Halt prior to renova- 
tion. A mop— just a lowly scrub mop 
was used lo pull the weight of these 
heavy objects across the floor and out 
of the building to be hoisted on the 
moving truck. A factual demonstration 
of the laws of physics — stress, strain, 
balance and equilibrium. These men 
are not of the classroom or of hook--. 
Their sole responsibility is to get the 
job done, whatever the order, and they 
do it. Our thanks and respect to the 
Department of Buildings and Ground-. 

gersoll, announced that there are 958 students enrolled 

it Savannah State College for the winter quarter. In the regular day classes 
[there ate 767 enrolled, 250 men and 517 women. 106 veterans, 661 non-veterans, 
J760 arc residents of Ceorgia and 7 non-residents. In the evening classes there 

are 112 enrolled— 7.1 men, 39 women. 

2.50 or higher: Frances Mae Baker, 
2.66; Gwendolyn S. Brown, 2.61; Bar- 
bara Drunson, 2.66; Nadcne Cooper, 
2.69; James Densler, 3.00; Alelhia G. 
Dixon, 2.57; Alno D. Ford, 2.68; Daisy 
J. Fraser, 3.00; Doris M. Hicks, 2,66; 
Alma B. Hunter, 2.68; Ardelma Isaac, 
2.75; Clevon Johnson, 2.71; Lillie B. 
LLinder. 2.55; Marie D. Mack, 2.66; 
Henry M. Johnson, 2.50; Jean Z. Miller, 
2.61; Johnnie L. Moye, 2.55; Daniel 
Pelot, 2.66; Curley M. Roberts, 2.61; 
Gloria Spauhling, 2.83; Josie M. Trout- 
man, 2.66; Beatrice C. Walker, 2.55; 
Barbara J. Washington, 2.86; William 
N. Weston, 2.75; Benjamin B. White, 

alumnus has been called upon to con- 
tribute freely. The minimum of $10 
has been requested from all graduates 
and former student*. Those who are 
able, are being asked to give from 
$100 to 5500. The scholarship aid pro- 
gram is headed by the alumni com- 
mittees representing a cross section of 
Georgia. This fund will be used pri- 
marily to recruit good football pros- 
pects. The state has been divided into 
eleven regional districts corresponding 
lo the Georgia Teacher Education As- 
sociation Regions. Reports or dona- 
tions can he made through the local 
chapter or district representatives or 
any individual can send donations di- 
rectly to Ernest B. Spikes. P. 0. Box 
563, Griffin, Georgia. Mr. Spikes is 

[Press Institute 
April 1 - 2 

The Fifth Annual State Wide Press 
Institute will be held at Savannah Slate 
College April 1 and 2. John Seng- 
stache, publisher and editor for the 
Chicago Defender, will serve as con- 
sultant. Among other consultants will 
be William Gordon, managing editor 
of llie Atlanta Daily World; Marion 
Jackson of the Atlanta Daily World; 
Mrs. Mildred Jones, news editor for 
ihe Macon News and Telegraph. Miss 
Juanila Sellers, Savannah State College 
student publication advisor, will serve 
as director; Williom H. Bowens, asso- 
ciate director; Marion Jackson, co- 
ordinator; Wilton C. Scott, director of 
public relations, the chairman. 

The Press Institute will have four 
divisions — A division for faculty ad- 
visors of student newspapers; student 
advisors of high schools; student ad- 
visors of elementary schools; and a di- 
vision for contributing editors to city, 
daily and weekly newspapers. All de- 
siring lo participate should address a 
letter to the Fifth Annual Slate Wide 
Press Institute, Savannah Stale College. 

treasurer for the scholarship aid fund. 
Other members of the committee are 
Robert A. Young, chairman, Route 3, 
Box 351, Savannah; C. C. Hall, co- 
chairman. P. O. Box 602, Fitzgerald; 
Mrs. J. B. Scssoms, secretary, 740 W. 
45th Slreet, Savannah; Mrs. Hallilyn 
Slocum, Asst. Sec., and wife of Savan- 
nah State College 1951 AU-American 
halfback Robert "Nancy Hanks" Slo- 
cum; Ernest S. Spikes, P. O. Box 563, 
Griffin, Georgia. Persons appointed to 
work in the regional districts are: Ar- 
thur Heyward, Charles Hubert, E. S. 
Spikes, J. E. Robinson, Young Webb, 
Arthur Richardson, Homer Edwards, 
J. W. Home. J. W. Hill, L. S. Young, 
M. Thomas, Prince Jackson. Jr., C. C. 
Hall and Mrs. Dorothy Bowman: 
Mesdames Helen Mayes, Loretha Gil- 
more, Mr. C. W. Mclvey. Miss Ruth 
Mullino, Messrs Leonard Law and 
Charles Rawls. Members of the alumni 
[Continued on Page 31 

I^Keligious Emphasis 
Week Scheduled. 

Gloria E. Spaulding. '57 
Annually, a week is set aside to 
place emphasis on religion. This is 
a non-denominational activity which 
serves to answer many of ihe perplexing 
problems with which men and women 
are confronted in such a changing 

The week is so divided as lo lake in 
many of ihe phases of religion in gen- 
eral. One of the diffcrenl features is 
"skeptical hour" which serves to answer 
some of the doubters and "doubtful 
"Thomases* " questions. 

Religious emphasis week serves to 

enrich the minds of the young men and 
women attending Savannah Stale Col- 
lege. Gradually, many of them are be- 
ginning to realize and appreciate ihe 
benefits derived from such a worth- 
while activity. 

Young men and women should keep 
in mind the Bible serves as our guide 
to living in a complex world. By gain- 
ing an understanding of many of the 
biblical passage* in the Bible, wc can 
learn to appreciate them as we would 
novels by such authors as Frank Ycrby 
and Paul I. Wellman. 

Support the programs scheduled dur- 
ing Religious Emphasis Week, March 

i/Seventh Annual 

The Seventh Annual Leadership In- 
stitute was held at Savannah State Col- 
lege January 24-29, 1954. The Insti- 
tute Committee planned a varied pro- 
gram to meet the interests of the 
community and the College. 

The keynote sermon was delivered by 
Rev. J. H. Taggart, Pastor, Asbury 
Methodist Church. The music for this 
service was presented by the chorus of 
the new George DcRenne Elementary 
School, under Ihe direction of Mrs. 
Johnnie L. Fluker and Miss E. Vivian 

The speaker for the All College As- 
sembly was Father Benedict Burke, 
Principal, Pope Pius High School. He 
further developed the theme of the 
week. "Preparing Youth for Leadership 

"Community Night" was held in the 

College Center Thursday night. High- 
lighting this event was a panel dis- 
cussion centered around the theme, 
with special emphasis on the home, 
the school and the community. Miss 
Lillian Jackson was coordinator. The 
members of the panel were Mr. Esther 
S. Warrick, Principal, East Broad 
Slreet School; Miss Marguerite Munro, 
Executive Director, Family Service of 
Savannah, Inc.; Mr. P. H. Stone, Slate 
Agent for Negro Work, Georgia Agri- 
culture Extension Service. Represent- 
atives of the local night school and 
our own college night school were 
present al this program. 

Other events of the week included 
seminars in parliamentary procedure, 
film forums, and a clinic for student 
organizations sponsored by the Student 
Council with Mr. Timothy Ryals and 
Mrs. Louise L. Owens acting as con- 
sultants. The sessions on parliamentary 
procedure were the regular meetings of 
Freshman Orientation classes. The 
"guest professors" for these classes 
were Dr. E. K. Williams, Mr. Ben 
Ingcrsoll, Mrs. D. G. Seabrook, Mr. 
E. A. Berlrand. Mr. E. J. Dean. Mr. 
W. E. Griffin, Mr. A. E. Peacock and 
Mrs. L. C. Upshur. 

i/SSC Alumni get 
Ph. D. Degrees 

Howard C. Williams, a 1942 graduate 
of Savannah Slate CoUcge and Julius 
H. Gooden, a 1946 graduate ol Savan- 
nah State, received their Pb.D.'s from 
Ohio State University. George Kent, 
a 1941 graduate of Savannah Stale, also 
received his Ph. D. from Boston Uni- 

Page 2 


January, 1954 

Tiger's Roar 


Clarence Lofton 
Dorothy Bess 

Charlie E. Locke 

Mary Faison 

Lonnye Adams 

James O'Neal 


Associate Editor 

Managing Editor 
Feature Editor 
Society Editor 
Sports Editor 

Assistant Sports Editor Samuel Powell 

Exchange Editor Margaret Brower 

Copy Editor Doris Sanders 

Fashion Editor Mercedes Mitchell 

Art Editor Nathan Mitchell 

Cartoonists Dorothy Davis, Gerue Ford 


Business Manager Rosa Penn 

Circulation Manager Irving Dawson. James Thomas 

Advertising Manager Constance Greene 

Dorothy Davis Roberta Glover 

Timothy Ryals Rosemary King 

Pauline Silas 

David Bodison 
Joseph Brown 
Julius E. Browning 
Nathan Dell 
Mattie C. Epps 
Thomas Evans 
Lillian Freeman 
Nettye A- Handy 
Solomon Green 
Dorothy Moore 


Edward Hicks 
Willie L. Hopkins 
Farris Hudson 
Lillian Jackson 
Shirley L. Jenkins 
Ida Mae Lee 
Gloria A. Moultrie 
Ruby Simmons 
Nadene Cooper 
Johnnie M, Thompson 
Sellers — Advisor 

Juanita G 

Member of: 

Patience - Virtue 

During the recent constructional de- 
velopment of our college, we can ob- 
serve an overflow of activity all over 
the campus. Some of these are: The 
construction of a men's dormitory; a" 
annex to Wilcox Gymnasium; the build- 
ing of a centralized healing plant; an 
independent water supply for the col- 
lege; renovations of Hammond and 
Meldrim Halls. 

Realizing that all of the constructions 
just mentioned are for the growth of 
our institution, we should accept the 
inconveniences that accompany them un- 
reluctantly and without hardships and 
realize the value of the things thai we 
have already and are striving to pre- 
serve. As serious thinking students of 
Savannah State College and prospective 
leaders of America, it is our duty and 
responsibility to look upon such tilings 
as milestones of our culture and ad- 

In early childhood, we were taught 
that the little tilings are the essential 
elements which constitute a firm and 
solid foundation for happiness and pros- 
perity. Why not make this a present 
day application? This can he done by 
abstaining from those things which con- 
tribute to the unattractiveness of our 
campus due to construction construc- 
tion, and by perpetuating within our- 
selves a feeling of tolerance and en- 

Truly ibis problem is a serious and 
complicated one; yet, it can be solved 
with a little forethought. The best 
way to solve it is by unity. Wherever 
there is unity, there is strength; 
wherever there is strength, there is 
power. Unity, strength and power yield 
work and accomplishment. 

Fellow students, let us give this mat- 
ter consideration. Our patience is so- 
licited, our thoughtfulness will be ap- 
preciated and our cooperation is in- 

Make the New Year Prosperous 

By Marj' L°' s Faison 7 56 
As New Year's Day, the first of 
January bears a prominent place in tin- 
popular calendar, it is a custom for us 
to see the old year out and the new 
year in with the highest demonstration 
of merriment and conviviality. To hut 
a few, the day is a memorandum of the 
subtraction of another year from the 
little sum of life. With the multitude, 
the top feeling is a desire to express 
good wishes for the next twelve months' 
experiences of their friends and similar 
benevolence on the part of others. 

No matter how successful we have 
been in the past year, we look forward 
to the coming year with more success. 
With this in mind, wc should be guided 
by certain principles. 

The golden rull must be followed. 
Under our constitution and laws, life, 
liberty and the pursuit of happiness arc 
the inalienable rights of all men. No 
one has the right to deprive another of 
bis inalienable rights. It follows then— 
"do unto others as you would have them 
do unto you." 


must not go into partnership with 
In a partnership the partners 
pposed to work together for the 
interest, but with Satan as a 
you do all ihe work and lu- 
re ward. 

Honesty must be practiced. This is 
a i|iieslion of character. The law de- 
mands that all men shall be honest hut 
the maximum say it is the "best policy" 
to he honest. To be honest, truly, a 
man must be fair in everything that 
pertains to his fellow. 

Finally, we must keep an eye on the 
future. It is true that we are living 
in the present but we do not stop with 
today or stand still. The past is dead 
and we should let the past bury the 
past. No one can proceed if he must 
start anew every tomorrow that comes 
to him in life. He must have done 
some tiling that can not be completed 
except in the future. 

We must shape events, our lives and 
our doings to make this year a pros- 

Take Pride in Your Work 

Pauline Sila- 


At the i 
look pride 
children, * 
lo play a 

our social 
As studi 
our work. 
the best 

in our accomplishments. As 
e took pride in the ability 
game heller tbun the next 
As we grow older, we lake 
iir personal appearance and 

■nig, we should t 
After ail, our d 

ke pride i 
ily work i 

of the sort of going loo far. 

people we arc. One of the best ways 
to take real pride in our daily work 
js to do it carefully. We must remem- 
ber that in the long run, we get out 
of work just what we put into it. When 
we take pride in our work and lio it 
carefully, wc get the satisfaction of 
having done a good job. 

Let us learn a principle from ob- 
serving the tuck— its head keeps it from 

Current News 

Ilj Thomas R. Evans, '55 

The announcement by President 
Eisenhower that tile United Stales is 
willing to discuss a world atomfor- 
peacc pool plan with Russia slill holds 
the spotlight on international news. 

This proposal by the United Stales is 
aimed at breaking tile long-stnnding 
deadlock on ullimale control of the 
atomic and hydrogen weapons in war- 

I predict, that when the Big Four 
loreign ministers meet in Berlin on 
January 25, they will accept these pro- 
posals with, perhaps, some changes. 

President Eisenhower's Stale of the 
Union message drew considerable criti- 
cism as well as applause. When the 
chief executive failed lo include recom- 
mendations of strengthening civil rights, 
lie left himself open for attack by mem- 
bers of Congress who have been cham- 
pioning civil rights legislation. In mak- 
ing proposals dealing with reductions of 
voting age, lax reductions and methods 
of handling homefront communists, the 
President made it possible for other 
fractious and cliques to form buttle 
lines against him. 

In the entertainment world, the sur- 
prise marriage of (he great Yankee 
Clipper, Joe DiMuggio, to the most 
talked about female actress, Marilyn 
Monroe, brought quite a surpri-e lo the 
American public. It had been rumored 
that the two were engaged. Will the 
marriage be a success or will it follow 
the general Hollywood trend? Only 
time will tell. 

Let's look in on the sports world. In 
collegiate liasketball. Kentucky still re- 
mains unbeaten am! the nation's No. 1 
team. There are two more unbeaten 
learns in ihe collegiate rank. They are 
Duqucsnc and Western Kentucky. 

I predict that Duqueene will he na- 
tional champions when the season is 
over. The "Dukes" really have a team 
this year. 

This is the first of a scries of articles 
that this reporter will do of this nature. 
I hope that it will benefit the social 
science majors in particular as well as 
the other students. 

I believe that an alom-for-peuce pool 
plan would benefit all nations. This 
means that no longer would the threat 
of atomic destruction be feared. It 
has been established that atomic energy 
can he converted into useful purposes 
as well as destructive ones. 

If the Russians refuse lo accept these 
proposols by the United States at the 
Big Four Foreign Ministers' conference 
in Berlin on ajnuary 25, I am forced 
to believe that they do not want world 

The stand of the Administration on 
tax reductions, reductions in voting age 
and civil rights will be felt in the com- 
ing Congressional election. Some of 
the promises have not been fulfilled. 

The slight alteration in the Russian 
foreign policy somewhat sways the 
American public in believing thai 
Maleukov wants lo cooperate with the 

Construction has begun on the Annex to the famous Wil 
Gymnasium (Locke Photo). 

Creative Tributes 

TO F. D. R. 

Timothy U. Ryals, '54 
One of the greatest leaders that ever 

To whom we bow and reverence give 
A man who ranks among the great 
A man who had courage and faith— 

An honorblc man. nobly planned 
To lead, lo help, and to command, 
Held ibis nation through many a storm 
Before he was called lo his immortal 

We shall cherish his name deep in our 

And as the years go by, it will not 

from us part. 


Myrtle Mason, "54 
Along the shady lanes 
Across the grassy lawn 
Beneath the moss-laden oaks 
The masses of students pass on. 

Their cheeks are kissed by the sun 
And bitten by the wind, 
'['heir bodies are hent to shield them- 

i twirl. 

Carefree girls in skirts that flare 
Willi every breeze that passes, 
Tip-toe on their high heel shoes 
Arid siumble into classes. 

Frat men with coal collars high 
Their heads with brigbts cap.-, covered 
Turn slowly against the wind to yell 
Real cool, "How goes it, brother?" 
Big athlelcs in knitted hoods 
Dungarees most faded white, 
Whistle to a distant pal 
Who answers, "ail right, man, all right." 

Instructors chatting in the hall 

On mailers far and near 

First they talk on politics 

Then, games to be played next year. 

Winter ends in the month of March 

The quarler ends as well. 

Then, Spring breaks through in bright 

To break the Winter-God's spell. 


Gerue Ford, '58 
1 live on the planet Venus and walk in 
the sky to watch ihe wonders of the 

How beautiful! I think as I look 
at ihe earth, a lovely ball rotating in 
space as the moon slowly Iravels around 
it. When I am lonely I walk into 
space and listen lo the sound of music 
as stars float about me. 1 sit in a 
golden chair in the center of an angelic 

My chair revolves in space and rocks 
me to the sound of slow, enchanting 
music. Dull violet, orange and rose 
light floods the space. 

Oh it is more than a dream! 

Solomon Green , '55 
To use a budget, a method of spending, 
To use a schedule, a method of timing, 
Are signs of wisdom and thought fulness. 

Never use two words where one will do. 
And sluggishness, refrain to endure. 
Let friends he a chosen few, 
And you have thrift iness. 

S. S. C. Welcomes 
New Professor 

President Payne 
non W, Slone has been appointed as 
professor of business at S.S.C. Dr. 
Stone received his A. B. degree from 
Central YMCA College, Chicago, in 
1040, with majors in English and edu- 
cation, and minors in business and 
music. He received bis M. B. A. de- 
gree from the University of Chicago, 
conferred "with honors" for distinctive 
research, in 1942, in business adminis- 
tration, with concentration in business 
education. Dr. Stone received his Ph.D. 
from (be University of California at 
Berkley, in 1953, in education, wilh 
concentration in educational psychology 
and statistics. He is also a formal 
candidate for the Ph. D. degree, at the 
University of Chicago, in business ad- 

Among the publications edited and 
written by Dr. Slone are — Tested Steno- 
typy Shortcuts, republished by ihe Au- 
thor in Chicago, 1)1., in 1950; "German 
Babies Left by Negro GI's," published 
in Survey, November, 1949; special re- 
view of "Negroes in American Soeiely," 

type Notes", from Nuernberg War 
Crimes Trial* published in SienoChat, 
Journal of Associated Stenolypists of 
America, 1952; "Measured Vocational 
Interests in Relation lo Introccupation 
Proficiency," Ph. D. dissertation, 1953, 
in process of publication. APA; "A 
Cumparutive Analysis of Phonography 
and Phonotypy." Master's thesis, 1942, 
in process of publication, NEA. 

Dr. Stone's professional affiliation? 
are; National Shorthand Reporters As- 
sociation, Associated Slenotypists of 
America, Society for the Study of Social 
Problem-, Psychometric Society, and 
he is a member of Phi Delta Kappa 

Dr. Stone taught for several years 
in public high schools, private colleges. 

proprietary schools and military service 
academic organizations. He recently 
left the position of comptroller for a 
personal-injury, negligence law firm 
located in Berkeley. California. Pre- 
viously, he was professional court, gen- 
eral and convention reporter, having re- 
ported the Nuernberg war crimes trials, 
in Nuernberg, Germany, as a civilian 
in post-war Germany. Also, he was 
official verbatim reporter for Dr. 
Bundle's mission for Palestine, U. N., 
Haifa. Israel. 

Dr. Stone has an affable personality 
and a very scholarly background; he is 
most assuredly an asset to the S.S.C. 

r/A7t /VMCHES 

January, 1954 ' 




Happy New Year lo .ill the members 
of the Savannah Stole College family 
ami lo all (he new students who have 
entered for the first time. We extend 
lo you a cordial welcome into our whirl- 
pool of society. 
Engaged — 

Mrs. Blanche Baldwin announces the 
engagement ol her charming daughter, 
Miss Evelyn Marlene Lindsey, to Mr. 
Waller Sdward McCall, the son of Mrs. 
Annie Bell McCall. Miss Lindsey is 
a sophomore majoring in mathematics 
and a member of Delta Sigma Thela 
Sorority. She is from Columbus, Geor- 
gia. Mr. McCall is a Junior majoring 
in industrial education and a member 
of ihe Omega Psi Phi fraternity. He is 
from Dublin, Georgia. Both are stu- 
dents here at Savannah Stale. 

Rev. and Mrs. Spencer Reeves, Sr„ 
announce the betrothal of their daugh- 
ter, Miss Lois Olelia Reeves, lo William 
Totiey Lumpkin, son of Mrs. Waller 
Lumpkin of Waycross, Georgia, Miss 
Reeves is a senior at Savannah Slate 
College where she is majoring in Cen- 
eral Science and a member of Delta 
Sigma sorority. Dramatic Club, and 
Creative Dance Group. Mr. Lumpkin 
is a senior at Savannah State and a 
member of Omega Psi Phi fraternity. 
He is now serving the United States 

The concert goers of Savannah State 
Qollc-ge wilnessed a great performance 
given by Alfredo Campoli. a violinist. 
Mr. Campoli is in the process of mak- 
ing his first United Stales Concert lour. 

the coming attraction in our Lyceum 
program is Jean Leon Destine and his 
Haitian Dance Group, Tuesday, March 
23, 1954, 8:15 p. m., Meldrim Audi- 





Alpha Phi Alpha 

Delia Eta Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha 
extends to you all the success this New 
Year can bring. 

i^We welcome back into the fold 
Brother Theodore N. Collins, Jr.. who 
has returned from the armed forces. 
Brother Collins' return signifies another 
spearhead in our crusade for leadership 
and love for all mankind. 

_At the present, the chapter is busy 
preparing beneficial aclivilies for the 
development of better all around stu- 
dents on our campus. The chapter is 
very much interested in this particular 
phase of our college life; therefore, we 
are going lo conduct a series of ac- 
tivities that we hope will interest the 
entire student body. 

Look forward to a year of inspira- 
lional aclivilies with Alpha Phi Alpha. 

Alpha Kappa Alpha 

The Sorors of the Gamma Upsilon 
Chapter of the Alpha Kappa Sorority 
have begun lo administer plans for the 
year of 1954. 

It was the Sorors' desire to help make 
Christmas merry for those persons who 
were unable to obtain the customary 
Christinas trimmings. Therefore, they 
chose three needy families and donated 
baskets of food so that these families 
were able lo enjoy the riches of Chrisl- 

We. as sorors, and defendants of 
our motto '"Supreme in Service to All 
Mankind," firmly believe that it is our 
duly to help those we find in need. 

We miss the presence of four of our 
sorors who are performing student 
teaching this quarter. They are: Sorors 
ban Miller, Henricb Thomas, Beatrice 
Doe and Gloria Chisholm. 

The Sorors of the Alpha Kappa Al- 
pha Sorority wish each of you success 
and prosperity throughout the New 

Kappa Alpha Psi 

Happy New Year from all the Kap- 
pas. The Kappas are proud lo have 
twelve brothers enrolled this quarter. 
After a very gay yule tide vacation, the 
Kappas have settled down, and have be- 
gun lo study intensively in their various 
fields, so as lo make a good bid for 
the Greek-letter Scholastic Achievement 
Award. This award will be presented 
in April during the Kappas' annual 
Guide-right Program. 

Ihe Kappas promise to present many 
cultural and entertaining activities dur- 
ing the year 1954. In April the Kappas 
will present their Third Annual Variety 
Show. This show promises to be bigger 
and belter ihun ihe previous per- 
formances. If you, by some misfortune, 
were unable to make any of the pre- 

vious performances, slick a pin in the 
Month of April anil leave a space in 
the memo column for the dote of the 
Variety Show, which is to be given 
later. Moke this a must in your date 
book; it promises lo be the lop enter- 
tainment given on the campus during 
the year 1954. 

"The Kappa Sharp e - shooters" — 
champions of the 1953 inlerfratenral 
basketball play, hove started their 
training for this year's opposition. They 
claim that they will retain their title 
this year. Watch their smoke!! 

Delta Sigma Thela 

The members of Delta Nu Chapter 
have already begun to exemplify their 
scholastic abilities for the last half 
of this school year. 

We are proud to boast that at the 
present lime there are only two women 
in Alpha Kappa Mu Honorary Society 
here on Savannah State's campus and 
they are Lillie Jackson, President and 
Ann Enmon, Secretary, both Delia 
women. Doris A. Sanders, a Delta, 
and Julia Hendrix a Pyramid, are now 
pledges for Alpha Kappa Mu. 

Several Delias and Pyramids made 
Ihe Dean's List and Honor Roll for ihe 
past quarter. We hope to keep tip 
the good work. To maintain scholar- 
ship is one of our highest standards. 


I Phi 

The Q's returned after the Christmas 
holidays with their eyes, minds and 
hearts focused on their annual Mardi 
Gras Ball. They are, at present, hard 
at work, making preparations for the 
event that will be on ihe 20th ol Febru- 

The Mardi Gras Ball, this year, 
should be a gala affair with everyone 
sporting odd colors. 

The Q's have taken their turbans oul 
of mothballs and are gelling them ready 
for, the occasion. 

Let's have a New Orleans Mardi 
Gras at S.S.C. 

{Continued from Page I) 
scholarship commiilee in charge of ihe 
special drive are: John E. Robinson, 
Hoganville; Mrs, Elsie A. Brewton, 648 
W. 34th Street, Savannah; Miss Rulh 
Mullino. 725 E. 38th Street. Savannah; 
John E. Robinson, Box 317, Hogans- 
vllle; L, S. Young, Collons, Ca.; Prince 
Jackson, Wm. James High School, 
Slalesboro; M. G. Thomas, Reidsville; 
E. D, W. Carter, Savannah Stale Col- 
lege; Norman Elmore, 219'/j 56lh St., 
Savannah-. J. W. McGlockton, presi- 
dent, General Alumni Association, 

The S.S.C. concert goers enjoyed the eminent virtuoso, Alfredo Campoli, violinist, in concert on 
January 18, 1954. Standing from left to right are: Robert Jackson, Curtis Cooper, Mercedes Mitchell, 
Dorothy Tilson, Julia White, Ann Price, Wilton Mason (accompanist), Alfredo Campoli (violinist), Lila 
Glosler, Mrs. Mattie B. Payne, Lois Parrot. Delano Hadley, President W. K. Payne and Dr. Coleridge 
Brailhwaite (Chairman of Lyceum Committee.) (Locke Photo) 

Books for the 
New Year 

One of the nicest things about our 
New Year's resolutions is that they 
show we have taken time to think about 
our activities during the past year and 
found them wanting. Why else would 
we moke those promises to do belter 
work, participate in more activities or 
read more for recreation? 

Some of our library patrons share 
with us their impressions of "The Best 
Rook I Have Read This Year"— 

"I recommend lo all lovers of good 
books THE CARDINAL by Henry 
Morion Robinson. Though not a cur- 
rent best seller, it should be a must 
on your' reading list. 

It is a warm, human, well written 
story' of a Catholic priest who rose 
from a humble beginning to a high 
office in the Catholic Church and be- 
came a wearer of the red hat. The 
muin character embodies qualities of 
not one priest but several priests who 
in some way left or make an impres- 
sion upon the author. 

Though written about a Catholic 
priest this book is by no means wholly 
Catholic and, I am .ure, will be en- 
joyed by all who read it. 

1 do not hesitate to say that it is by 
far one of ihe best books I have ever 
read."— Miss Mildred E. Marquis. 

H. Gunlher is not the usual type of 
biography that is read every day, but 
the memoir of Mr. Gunther's son who 
has passed through the gates of the 

Mr. Gtinther combines all of the 
facts of his son's life — before and dur- 
ing the long years of illness .recover)', 
and the time of his death. 

Truly, this biography was superbly 
written, and I advise all literary en- 
thusiasts who have not read this book 
to read it and see if they don't feel 
a* I did." — George Johnson. 

"For the more mature mind CLARA, 
by William L. Coleman, is an excellent 
novel of race qualities rather than race 
prejudices Out of ihe heat and vio- 
lence of ihe smalltown South comes this 
story of a 'mouldering struggle be- 
tween servant and nn-tress for the love 
and life ol one weak, drink-sick man. 

This i- a book ibal you will long 
remember," — Mrs. Daisy Fruser. 

by Gouldner, is a comprehensive study 
of leaders und leadership. Of particu- 
lar importance is the chapter entitled 
Leaders Among Negroes in ihe U. S. 
This chapter deals with the philosophy 
of Booker T. Washington, W. E. B. 
Dubois, Marcus Gorvey and other minor 
leaders."— W. E. Griffin. 

OF SPAIN by Margaret Irwin was, in- 
deed, an Interesting and entertaining 
novel based on historical fuels of ihe 
(Continued on Page 4) 

Alfredo Campoli in Initial U. S. Performance 

Joseph Brow 


"Music hath churm to soothe the 
savage breast . . ." On January 18, 
1954, we were honored with a wonderful 
concert given by Mr. Alfredo Campoli, 
"herculcs of violinists," accompanied by 
Mr. Wilton Mason. 

Mr. Campoli is among the greatest 
violinists of our lime. A studenl of bis 
father, violin professor and leader of the 
Santa Cecilia Conservatory in Rome, 
Campoli began his concert career in 
London when he was only ten years 
old. Within three years, he won ten 
music prizes and five years later won 
the coveted Cold Medal of the London 
Musical Festival for his performance 
of the Mendelssohn Concerto. 

Campoli is today one of the great 
European violinists. He bus been guest 
soloists under the batons of such fa- 
mous conductors as Beccham, Ward, 
Boul and Susskind. The virtuoso has 

Who Is It ? ? ? 

Who is it— 

—In Camilla Hubert Hall that is wear- 
ing wings for J. W.? Could it be 
you Ft. M. and does W. W. know? 

—That received a big kiss from L. W. 
after the game Wednesday. January 
13? N. W. was it you? 

— -That walks around the campus no 
matter how cold it is with her arms 
around her boyfriend while be has his 
bands in his pockets? Is it you 
L. L.? 

— That is so in love with a girl in 
Camilla Hubert Hall and is afraid 
of bis girlfriend in the city? Is it 
you D. N.? 

—That can walk away from a girl and 
is so irresistible that she is compelled 
lo follow him? Could it be you 
W. T.? 

— That is running Marilyn Monroe a 
close second? Is it you D. H.? 

— That is only a freshman and has 
won the heart of ihe head man of 
the campus? Is it you C. P.? 

■ — That has lost the charming smile 
that she carried so long for J. M.? 
Is it you D. D.? 

toured the. British Isles, the European 
Continent, Australia and New Zealand. 
Famous for his amazing technique, the 
beauty of his tone and his penetrating 
interpretations, Campoli will be a wel- 
comed addition lo the American concert 

The program began with Sonata in G 
Minor (The Devil's Trill) by Giuseppe 
Tartini. Music was superbly played 
that ranged from the 17th to the 20th 
centuries. The program was climazed 
with La Campanella by Nicolo Pagani- 
ni-Kreisler. The applause encouraged 
ihe virtuoso to return with a modern 
day encore. 

Mr. Campoli has several concerts to 
give before returning lo England. We 
were fortunate because we were among 
the first in the United States to hear 

After the concert, Mr. Cumpoli and 
Mr. Mason autographed progams for 
enthusiastic concert goers. 

—That constantly cuts her Math class 

to be with W. W.? Is it you D. C? 
—That has finally hooked a boyfriend? 

S. E., is it you? 
—That injured half the basketball 

team lo make an impression on the 

coach? Is it you R. P.? 
—That lives in Camilla Hubert Hall 

and plays Indian all night long— the 

whooping and yelling I mean? Could 

it be the famous "F. T.'s"? 
—That has started this red-head epi- 
—That thinks he is the coolest thing 

on the campus? Is it you I. I., S. M. 

or N. M.? 
—That has a perfect physique for a 

little man? Is it you R. P.? 
— That is the biggest little man on the 

campus? J. A., is it you? 
— That has captured the heart of A. 

M.? Could it be ihe girl with the 

perfect "S" on her arm? 
— That is the creative man of the 

campus? T. J., is it you? 
— That is constantly being watched if 

seen with L. A.? H. S., is it you? 

"The moving finger writes and hav- 
ing writ moves on , . . " 

Education 347 (Audio Visual Aids Education) observes a demon- 
stration of the projector by Director W. M. Bowens. (Locke Photo) 

Page 4 


January. 1954 

Game Round Ups 

By James L. O'Neal '58 
Sports Editor 

Coach "Ted" Wright and his power- 
ful Savannah tSate Tigers opened ihe 
1953-54 basketball season on December 
5, with the Clark College Panthers of 
Atlanta, Georgia, and came out on the 
long end with two victories and one 

Clark College, led by "Big" Roman 
Turmon with 30 points, won the first 
game, 65-58. Noel Wright and Henry 
Praylo were the lop scorers for the 
Tigers with 17 points each. 

With the gymnasium full and the 
fans on their feet. Savannah Slate came 
from behind in the last three minutes 
to edge Clark College 63-64. Il was 
an exciting game as the lead changed 
hands numbers of limes. Savannah 
took a 17-14 lead as the lirst quarter 
ended but found themselves behind 34- 
31 at half time. 

Again ihe Tigers were trailing the 
Panthers 4749 at the third quarter. 
With the sharp-shooting of Savannah 
Slate's Robert Lewis and Otis Brock. 
the score began lo change hands with 
neither team able to get over a three- 
point lead. The Tigers took ihe lead 
in the last three minutes and went on 
to win the hard fought victory. 

Clark's Reginald Threat took scoring 
honors with 24 points. High points 
men for Savannah were Henry Praylo 
and Cedlio Williams with 20 points 

With both teams winning one game 
each, Ihe Tigers came back strong to 
win ihe third game from Clark 50-59. 
This victory gave Savannah a 2 to 1 
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the first three periods as they led the 
Tigers 48-46 at the end of the third 
quarter. With the dribbling and pass- 
ing of Dan Nichols, and the sharp- 
shooting of Cecilio Williams and Henry 
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anolhcr victory. 

Savannah Slate's Cecilio Williams 
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lowed by Henry Praylo with 18 points. 
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Savannah State 98; Allen University 43 

Coach "Ted'' Wright and Asst. "Al" 
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len University 98-43 after losing the 
first 67 69. 

Hen Wilson scored 28 points in the 
first of Ihe two games as Allen edgeil 
Savannah 69-67. Noel Wright was high 
scorer for Savannah with 16 points fol- 
lowed by Cecilio Williams and Otis 
Brock with 14 each. 

The Savannah State Tigers were in a 
revengeful mood as they came back 
ihe following night and downed Allen 


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Religion, Key to Better Living 1 

Theme of Religious 

Emphasis Week at SSC 

Interesting Highlights 

of Observance, March 7-11 

The theme for Religious Em- 
phasis Week this year is "Reli- 
gion, Key to Better Living." Keys 
will appear in the College Corner 
Shoppe, B. J. James', The Col- 
lege Center and other sections 
of the campus. Leon Jones is 
busy getting the keys ready for 
the Week. 
Administrative Officers All Out 

to Cooperate With Religious 

All of the administrative offi- 
cers of Savannah State College 
have been working with the Re- 
ligious Emphasis Week Commit- 
tee to insure a suitable atmos- 
phere for worship and study in 

Coach T. A. Wright scheduled 
his basketball games in such a 
manner that no games will be 
played during Religious Empha- 
sis Week and has consistently re- 
fused to make any changes that 
will conflict with The Religious 
Emphasis Program. Also, Regis- 
trar Ben Ingersoll has for two 
years adjusted pre-registration 
to the Religious Emphasis Week. 

President W. K. Payne has ad- 
justed the faculty meetings to 
the advantage of Religious Em- 
phasis each year since he has 
been in office. Dean T. C. Meyers 
has scheduled final examinations 
to the advantage of the Religious 
Emphasis Program this year. 

The Choir Will Be in Church for 
Religious Emphasis Week 

Dr. Coleridge Braithwaite has 
agreed that the college choir 
will sing for Morning Worship 
during Religious Emphasis Week. 
The religious life program for 
this term has no plans for regu- 
lar appearances of the choir in 
Morning Worship. 
Retreat to Be Early This Year 

The retreat, an outstanding 
feature of Religious Emphasis 
Week, will be held early in the 
morning this year. According to 
Harold Duggan, Chairman of the 
Retreat Committee, it is hoped 
that the worship service and 
breakfast can be over in time 
for the participants to be back 

on the campus and in class at 
9:00 A.M. Students with 8:20 
classes and who anticipate going 
on the retreat should see Rev. 
A. J. Hargrett on Wednesday. 
Popularity of Religious Empha- 
sis Week Program Due to Ef- 
forts of Reverend Arm- 
The present popularity of Re- 
ligious Emphasis Week at Savan- 
nah State College is due largely 
to efforts of a man, known by 
but few, if any, of the present 
students of Savannah State Col- 
lege. It was Reverend Ernest 
Armstrong, College Minister in 
1948-49, who changed the pat- 
tern of Religious Emphasis Week 
observances that had been wit- 
nessed by the students and fac- 

In the meantime, Mr. Arm- 
strong applied to the University 
Christian Missions for a mission. 
The mission was granted, and 
during the second year of the 
college pastorate of Reverend 
Andrew J. Hargrett, officials 
from the University Christian 
Mission came to the campus and 
enlarged on the pattern initiat- 
ed by Mr. Armstrong. 

It was Lee Mark Daniel, a '53 
graduate, who took the week over 
as a student project and greatly 
enhanced the administration's 
respect for the ability of stu- 
dents to engineer such an im- 
portant activity. 
All Social Education Programs to 
Be Dedicated to Religious 
According to Nelson Freeman, 
Assistant Counselor of Men, all 
of the Social Education Hours 
will be centered around Religious 
Emphasis. On Monday, the Sun- 
day School will present a panel 
discussion, entitled. "Religion, 
Key to Effective Living." On 
Tuesday. William Bowen, Direc- 
tor of Audio-Visual Aids, will 
present a movie entitled "Walk- 
ing With God." Wednesday's 
Social Education Hour will be 
turned over to the guest of the 
Week for discussion. On Thurs- 

dent of the Y.M.C.A., 1954. Mr. 
Lofton is a native of Blackshear, 
Georgia, graduate of Lee Street 
High School and is now a junior 
at Savannah State College, ma- 
joring in Industrial Education. 

man of Religious Emphasis Week, 
1954. Mr. Hudson is a native of 
Wadley, Georgia, a graduate of 
Carver High School and is now 
a junior at Savannah State Col- 
lege, majoring in General 

day evening at 7:00 P.M., anoth- 
er film entitled "Out of the 
Night" will be shown. 
Mrs. Upshur to Present Verse 
Speaking Choir 

Mrs. Luetta Upshur, instructor 
of Languages and Literature and 
faculty co-chairman of the as- 
sembly committee for the Annual 
Religious Emphasis Week, has 
announced that an all male 
verse-speaking choir will be pre- 
sented in assembly during the 
Annual Religious Emphasis 
Week. Among the numbers that 
this group will do will be an 
original poem by Mrs. Upshur, 
written especially for Religious 
Emphasis Week. 
Breakfast in Family Style On 
Sunday Morning 

As usual, Mrs. Varnetta Fra- 
zier. our dietitian, has announced 
that on the first day of Religious 
Emphasis Week, breakfast will 
be served in family style. All 
students are requested to be in 
the dining hall at 8 o'clock and 
dressed suitably to meet our 

The faculty and students will 
have breakfast together. Miss 
Elizabeth Jordan will serve as 
leader of the short devotion on 
that morning. Miss Louise Kor- 
ne°:ay is chairman of the Break- 
fast Committee. 
Dr. Faulkner Leaves College Work 

Dr. William J. Faulkner, Reli- 
gious Emphasis Week Speaker, 
for Savannah State College for 
the term 1952-53, has left Fisk 
University to accept the pastor- 
ate of a Congregational Church 
in Chicago, Illinois. 

Dr. Faulkner was Dean of Fisk 
University when he came to Sa- 
vannah State College. 

Business Places to Share in 
Religious Emphasis Week Spirit 

Three commercial businesses 
and the College Center have 
promised support of the ap- 
proaching Religious Emphasis 
Week for 1953-54 school year. 

Frank Tharpe, owner of the 
College Corner Shoppe, and B. J. 
James, proprietor of B. J. James' 
Confectionery, have pledged to 
place keys in their places of busi- 
ness to remind the students of 
the theme, "Religion, Key to Bet- 
ter Living." Collis Florence has 
made a similar pledge for the 
College Center. 

In addition to the businessmen 

named above who have pledged 

(Continued on Page 4) 

The Doctor 
and God 

By S. M. McDew, Jr., 
College Physician 

In the beginning there was 
God. To those men and women 
engaged in the sciences, particu- 
larly medicine, there has always 
been a gap between science and 

When God created man, He 
made him master of all things 
on the face of the Earth. 
Through man's ingenuity, skill, 
and creative ability, we have the 
telephone, telegraph, radio, tele- 
vision explosives, A-Bomb, H- 
Bomb ah- craft, and other Inven- 
tions and discoveries. Specifi- 
cally with regard to medicine, we 
have such aids as anesthesis, 

REVEREND W. E. CARRINGTON— Guest speaker for Religious 
Emphasis Week, 1954. Mr. Carrington holds the A.B. degree from 
Livingstone College, M.A. and B.D. degrees from Oberlin Graduate 
School of Theology and the S.T.M. degree from Union Theological 
Seminary, New York. He has had wide experience in the field of 
religion, having served on the faculties of Livingstone College and 
Howard University. At present, he is pastoring St. Catherine's 
AMEZ Church of New Rochelle, N. Y. 

Why Student Council Supports 
Religious Emphasis Week 

TIMOTHY U. RYALS, President. Student Council 
In a world of turmoil, confusion, and doubt, we find a week of 
meditation very helpful and inspiring. The Student Council realizes 
and feels that religion plays a significant role in developing the 
whole individual. 

To have faith in something or 
someone, serves as a stimulus or 
an urge to help one reach the 
goals he sets and gives one 
courage to approach the ultimate 

Religion is a belief in God or 

surgery, penicillin, and varied 

Today, very few ailments and 
diseases of the human body have 
not been mastered. Yet, science 
is unable to exercise control 
over life and death. Therefore. 
we recognize an inadequacy in 
medicine. We are unable to ex- 
plain satisfactorily why certain 
scientific principles and theories 
sometimes fail despite all we 
know and do. As a result, we 
are forced to accept the belief 
that a supreme being is omnipo- 
tent with regard to mankind and 
all elements of the universe. 

I believe that the true physi- 
cian is aware of the need for 
God's close association in the 
medical profession. Consequent- 
ly, in all his undertakings, the 
doctor evidences a faith in God. 
Prayer, too, is an essential tool. 
Faith and Prayer can be likened 
unto a crutch used by a lame 
man. It is unnecessary to labor 
the point that we are instru- 
ments in His hands. Without 
Him we can do nothing. 

supernatural powers. Christian- 
ity is the belief in Christ and 
his teachings. Most students be- 
lieve in Christ because he was 
a good leader, a true friend and 
kind to everyone. In order for us 
to be good leaders and be suc- 
cessful, we must also possess the 
desired qualities — truth, honesty, 
kindness and the insight to help 
mankind maintain better social 

The Student Council is pa- 
tiently awaiting the arrival of 
this Week, and goes out whole- 
heartedly to support it. 

Review Of '53 
Religious Observance 

By Elmer Warren, '55 
Dr. William Faulkner was the 
guest speaker for Religious Em- 
phasis Week of 1953 at Savan- 
nah State College. It is felt 
that Savannah State's future 
leaders digested the enlighten- 
ing addresses and speeches made 
by Dr. Faulkner. 

Dr. Faulkner stated that peo- 
ple, especially college students, 
should be sensitive to the social 
rights and needs of others. We 
should have a capacity for inde- 
pendent thinking and critical 

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Current News 

Editor-in-Chief .. 
Associate Editor . 
Managing Editor 
Feature Editor 
Society Editor 

Sports Editor 

Assistant Sports Editor 

Exchange Editor 

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Art Editor 


Business Manager 

Dorothy Davis 
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David Bodison 
Joseph Brown 
Julius E. Browning 
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Mattie C. Epps 
Thomas Evans 
Lillian Freeman 
Nettye A. Handy 
Solomon Green 
Dorothy Moore 

Member of: 

Improving Our Moral Life 

Each year, a week is set aside 
to emphasize religion. During 
this week our campus is filled 
throughout with a religious spir- 
it. Programs based on Christian- 
ity and fellowship with God and 
man are presented. These pro- 
grams serve to enrich our minds 
and perpetuate our spiritual 
growth and development. 

Even though there is a week 
set aside solely for the purpose 
of emphasizing religion, it is not 
a wise idea to try to improve and 
make all necessary corrections 
that are needed to be made in 
one week. 

The moral side of life and the 
social side of life are different; 
yet, they are woven so closely 
that they cannot be separated. 
We are living in a "Progressive 
Age," an ever changing society. 
In order to maintain our balance 
and equilibrium, we must change 

along with society. This cannot 
be done by merely modifying our 
social characteristics, but our 
moral characteristics as well. 

At this stage of life, we should 
realize that religion is one of 
the basic fundamentals of hu- 
man development. It stimulates 
our desire to be respectful; it 
helps us to develop a whole- 
some outlook on life, and most 
of all, it helps us to get along 
with ourselves and with others. 
It also increases our love for our 
Alma Mater, in that it gives us 
a better appreciation of the op- 
portunities here at Savannah 
State College. 

Don't let your interest in im- 
proving our moral standards die 
when religious emphasis week is 
over. Instead, may it flame up 
spontaneously, warm the campus 
atmosphere and burn continu- 

Make Best of What You Have 

Nadene Cooper '55 
Unfortunately, there are no 
two people identical. Each indi- 
vidual has individual character- 
istics or individual differences. 
It Is up to each person to dis- 
cover the dominant traits that 
he possesses and develop them to 
the fullest capacity. 

Perhaps you are unable to be 
a Marion Anderson, but there is 
a need for another Mary M. Be- 
thune. If you cannot be a Dr. 
Ralph Bunche, then be an Adam 
Clayton Powell. There are plenty 
opportunities awaiting you. 
All of us can be great if we 

will only realize that people sel- 
dom become great from security, 
but from risk. Most of us have 
a desire to become great, to reach 
the top. It must be understood 
that what we want is at the top 
of the ladder and can only be 
obtained by climbing step by 
step. There must be special ef- 
forts made to accomplish any- 
thing worthwhile. Advancement 
and prosperity necessitate work 
and making the best of what we 

We should give the world our 
best and someday the best will 
return to us. 

Reading for Information And 

Solomon Greene '55 
Since the author of any writ- 
ten material may have more ex- 
perience about his topic than we 
have, we may never understand 
his topic as well as he does, but 
we should understand the writ- 
ten work well enough to make a 
satisfactory report. Reading for 
information, obviously, is more 
important and more difficult to 
do than reading for pleasure; 
therefore, one should strive to 
learn the skill of reading for in- 
formation first. Furthermore. 
one should always strive for bet- 

ter speed and better comprehen- 

As a prerequisite to good read- 
ing, a student should possess a 
good collegiate dictionary and. 
other than using it to increase 
his vocabulary, he should strive 
to define and pronounce all new 
words that he encounters. The 
student should have a critical 
mind and be able to evaluate 
readings for what they are worth 
when reading for information, 

Reading is one's ability to un- 
derstand the point of or depict 
the thought from a written 

News Analysis 

Thomas R. Evans '55 
MENT. The Bricker group, most 
of the Old Guard and the isola- 
tionist wing of the Republican 
party, is determined to curb the 
executive power. The plan would 
give Congress greater powers 
than it now has in the making of 
treaties and executive agree- 
ments. Senator Bricker says— 
"the objective is to prevent the 
United States from joining any 
world government scheme." I 
predict if any treaty powers' 
amendment is approved, Senator 
Bricker will claim political credit. 
CONFERENCE. I am forced to 
believe now that Russia is bent 
on holding fast to her position 
in Europe even if at the cost of 
blocking agreement on Germany. 
At the same time, she is moving 
to divide the West by "peaceful 
overtures" that have varying 
measures of popular appeal for 
the Western democracies. 


Home Economics 200 

Newer Technique in Family 
Living is an integrated course 
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families to live more abundant- 
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This course is a spring offering 
for non-majors. 
File April 22 Selective Service 
Test Application Now 

All eligible students who intend 
to take the Selective Service Col- 
lege Qualification Test in 1954 
should file applications at once 
for the April 22 administration. 
Selective Service National Head- 
quarters advised today. 

An application and a bulletin 
of information may be obtained 
at any Selective Service local 
board. Following instructions in 
the bulletin, the student should 
fill out his application immedi- 
ately and mail it in the special 
envelope provided. Applications 
must be postmarked no later 
than midnight, March 8, 1954. 
Early filing will be greatly to the 
student's advantage. 

Results will be reported to the 
student's Selective Service local 
board of jurisdiction for use in 
considering his deferment as a 
student, according to Education- 
al Testing Service, which pre- 
pares and administers the Col- 
lege Qualification Test. 

statement. Unless one knows 
the meanings of words and sen- 
tences that make up the written 
statement, he cannot understand 
the true thought of the state- 

Concluding then, a person 
must know the meaning that 
each word bears upon the sen- 
tence, and the thought that each 
sentence bears upon the para- 
graph. He must find the rela- 
tionship between paragraphs. By 
effectively exercising great In- 
itiative, reading larger units of 
thought, such as the essays, short 
stories, newspapers and books, 
will become more informative. 
Reading for pleasure, neverthe- 
less, comes naturally. The read- 
er should forget about facts and 
information and should relax 
and try to become absorbed in 
the story. More exactly, the 
reader should forget about being 
critical when reading for 

SOCIAL SCIENCE 204 (Contemporary Georgia) listens to lecture 
by Mr. W. E. Griffin. (Locke photo) 

Creative Tributes 

Nadene Cooper '55 

For years, we have celebrated 
Valentine without having a clear 
understanding of its meaning. 
We have often said "Be my Val- 
entine" without thinking or 
without actually knowing what 
these words represent. When an 
individual says to another "Be 
My Valentine" the following 
things are implied: 

Be kind-hearted and true. 

Eager to share in things that 
I do. 

Meet me half-way, which is 

Yield, when you are wrong. 

Verbalize, it stands for self-ex- 

Abstain from nagging, it ruins 

Love with sincerity, it is the 
best policy. 

Elaborate, when there is need 
for clarification. 

Never form conclusions, with- 
out sufficient evidence. 

Try to understand, under- 
standing is knowledge.' 

Ignore my faults, you have 

some too. 
Notice me, I am not to be 

taken for granted. 
Encourage me to always do my 


Won't you be a true Valentine' 1 

The Coming Spring 

Solomon Green '55 

When willow trees weep and 

It is then that spring is born, 
And in minds love thoughts do 

The bells and joys of the coming 

The coming spring is the time 

of year 
That wedding bells ring with 

other cheers, 
That express the love of the' 

singing birds 
And all of that, too. in other 


So through the heart pierces the 

Blooming trees bear the load; 
There, from nature we harvest 

summer long 
'Til the breeze of autumn brings 

leaves down. 

Manners Made Easy 

The practice of good manners 
is an art which can and should 
be acquired by every college stu- 
dent. It is very important to be- 
come aware of the correct thing 
to be done on all occasions, then 
the performance of the act is 
very easily done. Good manners 
are in evidence whenever one is 
polite, courteous and thoughtful 
of others. 

How often have you wished to 
be as poised as your roommate? 
Or do you wonder how a friend 
of yours has such a "way" with 
the girls? Or do you wish you 
could always say the right thing 
just as Anne does? Some people 
seem to be born with that inde- 
scribable thing called charm. 
Others, after much practice, are 
often able to acquire this asset. 

Your library has several books 
which may help you solve your 
special problem. If you are wor- 
ried about making introductions. 

how to act when you are travel- 
ing Pullman, or when to enter a 
concert that has already begun, 
why not try one of the many 
etiquette books found on your 
library shelves? Do you know 
what is expected of you as a 
week-end guest? Do you know 
how to write notes of congratu- 
lation or sympathy" 1 Are you up 
on your tipping etiquette? The 
answers to these and many other 
questions can very easily be 
found in these books; 

Allen. If You Please. 

Boykin This Way, Please. 

Esquire. Esquire Etiquette. (Es- 
pecially for men). 

Stratton Your Best Foot For- 

Stephenson. As Others Like 

Watson, New Standard Book 
of Etiquette. 

Wilson. The Woman You Want 
to Be. 

"Behavior is a mirror in which 
everyone displays his image." 

Do You Possess the Key? 



There Are Balls and Balls But— 

There is only one Sweetheart 
Ball of S.S.C . and Monday eve- 
ning's, February 15, Ball was the 
one that topped them all. The 
Ball began rolling when the guys 
and gals of S.S.C. crowded the 
floor for the most gala affair 
since the "Western Hop." We 
danced to the music of the Ten- 
derly Band. 

Many were there with their 

sweethearts by their sides and in 
their hearts. During intermis- 
sion, Miss Ann Pierce, a fresh- 
man, was announced Miss Sweet- 
heart and was presented with a 
box of candy by the vice prexy 
of the Student Council. The 
Kappas, not overlooking their 
sweetheart. Miss Jeanette Pusha, 
presented her with a box of 

Interpretations of songs in 
dance were done by Sarah How- 
ard, Muriel Hatton. and Thomas 
Johnson. Two charming young 
ladies. Patricia Wright and Jean 
Huff, tapped to the music of 
"Glow Worm." 

Organization Highlights 

Here's to Veterans 

The Veterans Club would like 
to take this opportunity to wel- 
come those veterans who are 
coming to S.S.C. for the first 
time. For your information, the 
veterans here are organized. We 
urge you to join our organization 
so that it might benefit by what- 
ever you may have to offer. 
Please notice the bulletin boards 
for notices of exactly when and 
where we meet and understand 
that you are cordially invited. 

Any veteran who has been dis- 
charged for any reason other 
than a dishonorable one is eli- 
gible for membership. What 
your counselor thinks of you is 
determined largely by whether 
or not you are a member of this, 
your own, organization. 

Have you given any serious 
thought to your N.S.L.T? Did 
you know that you can get 
$1,000.00 worth for only $.66 per 
month, or any multiple of $500.00 
worth up to $10,000.00 at the 
same rate? Then you may pay 
it monthly, quarterly, semi-an- 
nually, or annually. After you 
have paid the premium for one 
year, you can borrow 94 of that 
and be compelled to repay only 
the small interest. However, you 
may repay the principal when- 
ever you wish. If you don't re- 
pay the principal, that much is 
deducted from the value of your 
policy. Most of all, you may se- 
cure a Form 9-886 from any V.A. 
office, mail it to the District Of- 
fice, thereby authorizing the V.A. 
to deduct your premiums from 
your monthly benefits. Isn't that 
worth some consideration? 

The Voice of the Y.M.C.A. . . . 

Cleveland Lawrence '57 

The members of the Savannah 
State College Y.M.C.A. are striv- 
ing to make this year a success- 
ful one. Recently, they organ- 
ized a basketball team. This 
team will play against other "Y" 
teams both in and out of town. 

The "Y" debating team has 
been organized also. It will, from 
time to time, be debating some 
of the major questions that face 
our everyday living. 

The "Y" sent two delegates, 
Mr. Clarence Lofton, President, 
and Mr. Eugene Issac. Advisor, 
to the regional council held in 
Atlanta, Georgia, in February. 

This Christian organization is 
one which you may feel free to 
look in on at anytime. Member- 
ship cards are available at all 
meetings for those desiring to 
become members. 

Student Loan Association . . . 

If you are in need and want 
quick service, why not try the 
SLA.? For any information con- 
tact either of the following per- 
sons: Herman Terry, Johnny P. 
Jones, Marie Barnwell, Timothy 
Ryals, Ellis Trappio, Carter Peek. 
Emmolyn Franklyn, William 

Brown Clarence Lofton or Mr. 
Ben Ingersoll. We shall be glad 
to extend service to you. Carter 
Peek and Emmolyn Franklin, 

Le Cercle Francais . . . 

Sallie M Walthour '55 

Le Cercle Francais started the 

nouvel year wit ha bang. We 

welcomed a number of nouveaux 
comarades. most of them being 
members of the departement de 
natural science. 

There are beaucoup d' activi- 
ties in store for the nouvel year. 
The winter quarter activities for 
which plans are now being made 
are: "Le plus Beau Hommee" 
contest, Uune partie francaise. 
and the compilation of a scrap- 
book. The scrapbook will be 
placed on exhibition a' la fini of 
the school year. Tout le monde 
may participate in and enjoy 
these activities. 

Each seance of le cercle fran- 
cais is concluded with some form 
of social entertainment. The pri- 
mary form of entertainment so 
far has been the singing des 
chansons. Included among the 
songs are: "La Marseillaise," the 
hymne nationale; the "real 
gone" "C'est si Bon," a' la Eartha 
Kitt and "La Vie en Rose." 

Until the next publication of 
the Tiger's Roar, a'bientot. 

Camilla Hubert House Council . . 
The House Council of Camilla 

Hubert Hall has given a series 
of Social-education programs for 
the development of the residents. 
The first program was about 
body care — hair, skin, nails, etc. 

On February 8, 1954, at 9:05 
p.m. there was a demonstration 
given by Mrs. Harriet Stone in 
the Reception room of Camilla 
Hubert Hall. Girls chosen as 
models were Misses Mamie Davis. 
Jewell Miller. David Hester and 
Nell Washington. These girls 
modeled play clothes. 

Mrs. Stone gave a lecture on 
how to wear foundation gar- 
ments and the importance of 
good posture as related to good 
looks. After the lecture and dem- 
onstration, prizes and refresh- 
ments were enjoyed by everyone. 

Mrs. Stone is a former Home 
Economics instructor at Savan- 
nah State College. She is now 
an agent for Spirella and Deala 
foundation garments. These 
commodities were used for mod- 
eling. Mrs. Stone is presently 
resuming the role of housewife 
and mother. Barbara Brunson, 

Nearly every day of the week 
is set apart by some people as 
Sabbath: Sunday, most Chris- 
tians; Tuesday, Persians; 
Wednesday. Assyrians; Thursday, 
Egyptians; Friday, Mohammed- 
ans; Saturday, Jews and Sev- 
enth Day Adventists. 

Mercedes Mitchell '54 

History repeats itself in every- 
thing-even fashions. Many years 
ago "spool-heel" shoes and "can- 
can" dresses, along with the nar- 
row skirts with drapes on the 
side, were greatly in demand. 

As time marches on, these 
same styles are returning with 
different names. The "can-can" 
dresses, in reality, are the bal- 
lerina skirts worn with a crino- 
line slip; the "spool-heel" shoes 
are the famed capezios; the nar- 
row skirts with the drapes are 
actually the same; however, the 
silk scarf is rapidly replacing the 
primitive drape. 

Another feature which is 
creeping into "Mi' lady's "world 
of fashion is the long free flow- 
ing lines around the waist which 
are so reminiscent of those 
"roaring twenties." To be more 
exacting, it would seem as 
though the complete fashion era 
was being reincarnated. 

With the lengthening of the 
waist comes the shortening of 
the hem, which fashion experts 
predict will range from fourteen 
to eighteen inches from the floor 
this season. 

Coat dresses are still at the 
prime in the season's run of lat- 
est fashions. This too, is a de- 
rivative of the past— the old- 
time "Princess dress." 

This season, the coat dress is 
done in smooth, silky looking 
wools and in colors that are nei- 
ther light nor dark. They are 
always neutral colors, often dark 
neutrals, importantly lightened 
with checks, tiny stripes or a 
dusting of white threads. This 
garment is often referred to as 
"The Dress of Sophistication": 

Take good care of your clothes 
—In the fashion world— History 
will continue to repeat itself. 

WHO IS IT ? ? 

— That has been running J. M. 

so that it has suddenly gone 

to his head. Is it you G. S.? 
—That is now scouting for an- 
other girlfriend. O. D. is it 

—That is boasting about his first 

freshman yirlfriend. Is it you 

M. T.? 
—That has finally gotten back 

into the limelight. Is it you 

L. J.? 
—That is Marilyn Monroe of the 

basketball team. Is it you 

M. G.? 
— That has suddenly found an 

outside interest. Is it you 

J. A.? 
— That will be settled down once 

more next quarter. Is it you 

A, J.? 
—That has trapped the most 

graceful boy on the campus. 

Is it you G. B.? 
—That has the shortest boy on 

the basketball team going 

around in circles more than 

i Continued on Page 4i 


it: Janette Pusha. Bertha Stevens, Rose Chaplin, Leola Lamar, 
nice Murphy, Annie Daniels, and Bernice Wesley. (Locke photo) 




Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity 
News . . . 

Meet the Kappas — The pur- 
pose of this column is to intro- 
duce you to the brothers of Gam- 
ma Chi Chapter of Kappa Alpha 
Psi who are not only holding 
offices in their fraternity but are 
serving as officers in other lead- 
ing and vital student organiza- 

Ezra A. Merritt, who is the 
Kappas' vice-polemarch, is also 
the president of the Pan-Hel- 
lenic Council, vice-president of 
the Student Council, vice-presi- 
dent of the French Club, and 
treasurer of the Senior Class. 
James F. Densler, the Kappas' 
keeper of records, is president of 
the Beta Kappa Chi Honorary 
Scientific Society, vice-president 
of the Alpha Kappa Mu Honor 
Society, and vice-president of the 
Senior Class. Archie Robinson, 
the Kappas' Exchequer, is presi- 
dent of the Senior Class and 
treasurer of the French Club. 

Dennis Williams, the Kappas' 
Chaplain, is also the assistant 
director of the Boys' Dormitory, 
secretary of the Y.M.C.A., and 
business manager of the "Year 
Book." Oscar Dillard, dean of 
pledgees, is also the Senior Class 
student council representative, 
and financial secretary of the 
Trades and Industries Associa- 
tion. David Lurry is treasurer 
of the Trades and Industries As- 
sociation, and assistant secretary 
of the Veterans Club. Jefferson 
Scruggs is president of the Hill 
Hall Council; James Murray is 
vice-president of the Creative 
Dance Group; Sampson Frazier 
is treasurer of the Art Club. 

Don't miss the Kappas' third 
Annual Variety Show, April 23. 

Zeta Phi Beta . . . 

The Zetas are now in the proc- 
ess of electing "The Girl of the 
Year." These girls are selected 
through the personnel depart- 
ment on the basis of good moral 

character, leadership, scholar- 
ship, neat personal appearance, 
social maturity and well-round- 
ed personality. The following 
girls were selected as candi- 
dates: Misses Nadene Cooper, 
Gwendolyn Keith, Dorothy Ree 
Davis, Evelyn Culpepper. Virginia 
James, Alma Humter. Doris Sin- 
gleton and Lillie Jackson. The 
giri will be presented in chapel, 
February 25, 1954, during Finer 
Womanhood Week. 

The members of Zeta Phi Beta 
are planning also the annual 
"Blue Revue," and several other 
activities. Miss Madeline Har- 
rison, advisor. 

Delta Sigma Theta . . . 

Delta Nu chapter is working 
hard in order to make a repre- 
sentative contribution to the 
Delta Sigma Theta National 
Headquarters in Washington, D. 
C. The centralization of the ex- 
ecutive branches of the sorority 
facilitates business transactions 
and is one of the first features 
of its kind in Greekdom. 

The Deltas are utilizing all of 
their ingenuity in planning a 
"Windy Hop" that will be un- 
precedented. Get out your breezy 
outfits and prepare to enjoy a 
wonderful evening with the Del- 
tas on February 27th in the Col- 
lege Center. 

Omega Psi Phi . . . 

The Alpha Gamma Chapter of 
Omega Psi Phi Fraternity ex- 
celled in basketball recently. The 
"champs" won two games of the 
intrafraternal tilts. The Alphas 
and the Kappas lost to the Q's. 

John Wesley relinquished his 
"Q" cap for olive drab and looks 
grand. His visit on the campus 
seemed like "ole" times. A word 
from Talmadge Anderson finds 
him overseas on a mission for 
Uncle Sam. 

The Mardi Gras lived up to the 
expectations of the S.S.C. party- 
goers. Everyone had a swell 

S.S.C. GIRLS' BASKETBALL TEAM— From left to right: Ruth Patterson, Catherine Gordon, Edith 
Ray, Louise Kornegay. Johnnie Lee Mitchell, Mildred Graham, Clara Bryant, Rosa Moore, Frantic 
Howard, Gwendolyn Keith. Neta Staley, Elnora Wright. Dorothy Baldwin, Iris Lane, Gladys Reddick, 
Laura Kornegay, and Shirley Reynolds. (Locke photo) 

Page 4 





James O'Neal, Sports Editor 
The Savannah State Tigers 
came through with flying colors 
over Fort Valley State as they 
won three double-headers from 
the Wildcats. The Savannah 
boys rolled over Fort Valley 79- 
61; 93-63; and 68-61; while the 
Savannah Lassies were winning 
52-36; 50-36; and 59-43. Ru- 
dolph Hardwick scored 20 points 
to lead the Tigers for their win 
over the Wildcats. Close behind 
were Robert Lewis and L. J. Mc- 
Daniels with 18 and 14 points re- 
spectively. Leonard and Wil- 
liams were high scorers for the 
Wildcats with 18 points each. 

With Gwendolyn Keith and El- 
nora Wright scoring 15 points 
each, The Savannah State Girls 
played their first game of the 
year and easily won over the Fort 
Valley Sextette 52-36. Other high 
scorers for Savannah were Rosie 
Lee Moore with 13 and Neta Sta- 
ley with 9 points. Evelyn Mathis 
and Annie McCaskill scored 15 
each for Fort Valley. 

Savannah scored only 5 points 
in the first quarter and then put 
on a shooting exhibition in the 
last three quarters to down Fort 
Valley, 93-63. 

Otis Brock took scoring honors 
as he hit the net for 36 points. 
Clarence Moore was high point 
man for Fort Valley with 18, fol- 
lowed by Clyde Williams with 13 

Gwendolyn Keith scored 17 
points in the second game with 
Fort Valley as Savannah won, 
50-36. Elnora Wright was run- 
ner-up with 14, followed by Clara 
Bryant with 11 points. 

Robert Lewis, Cecilio Williams, 
Henry Praylo, and Otis Brock 
scored 14 points each as the Ti- 
gers defeated the Wildcats for 
three consecutive nights by a 
score of 68-61. Clyde Williams 
was high scorer for Fort Valley 
with 17 points. 

Again it was Gwendolyn Keith 
with 25 points to lead the Savan- 
nah Girls for their third win by 
a score of 59-43. Neta Staley was 
runner-up with 14 points, fol- 
lowed by Rosie Lee Moore and 
Elnora Wright with 8 points 

Evelyn Mathis and Annie Mc- 
Caskill were high scorers for 
Fort Valley with 11 points. 
Tigers Upset Knoxville 
Coach "Ted" Wright and his 
powerful Savannah State Tigers 
used every trick in the book as 
they upset a favorite Knoxville 
"Five" by a score of 78-66. This 
victory was one the fans of Sa- 
vannah have looked forward to 
all year. 

Cecilio Williams was the big 
gun for the Tigers with 31 points. 
Other high scorers for the Sa- 
vannahians were Henry Praylo, 
Otis Brock, and Robert Lewis, 
with 14, 12, and 11 points re- 
spectively. Charles Lewis was 
high point man for Knoxville 
with 31 followed by A. Brown 
with 12 points. 

S. S. C. Sextette Remains 

The Savannah State Sextette 
remains undefeated as they won 
their ninth game by defeating 
Florida Normal girls, 54-51. 

Gwendolyn Keith scored 24 
points for the Tigers followed by 
Elnora Wright with 12 points. 
Clara Bryant and Neta Staley 
also scored 8 points each for Sa- 
vannah. Other outstanding play- 
ers for Savannah were Rosie Lee 
Moore, Gladys Reddicks, Francie 
Howard, and Dorothy Baldwin, 

Tigers Edge Morris 

Captain Neta Bell Staley and 
Clara Bryant scored 8 points to- 
gether in the last two minutes 
as the Savannah State Girls 
came from behind to defeat Mor- 
ris College, 32-28. 

Gwendolyn Keith and Neta 
Bell Staley were high scorers for 
Savannah with 11 points each. 
Other outstanding players for 
Savannah were Francie Howard. 
Gladys Reddick. and Dorothy 

Savannah State boys came 
from behind 21-34 at half time 
to edge a strong Morris five 60- 
58. The Tigers scored 24 points 
in the third period while giving 
up only 9 points to Morris. 

(Continued from Page 1) 
cooperation, the Savannah Trib- 
une has pledged the cooperation 
of its press service to Clarence 
Lofton, president of the YMCA, 
the sponsoring organization. 




The Dramatics Club, under the 
direction of Mrs. Ethel Jacobs 
Campbell, will present a play on 
the last night of the Religious 
Emphasis Week, entitled "The 
Velvet Glove." 

Participants are: Tommy 
Johnson, George Johnson, Irvin 
Dawson. Melvin Marion, Johnnie 

Carter, Misses Muriel Hatten, 
Pauline Silas, Ruby Bess, Jean 
Miller and Dorothy Davis. George 
Johnson is chairman of the dra- 
matics committee for Religious 
Emphasis Week. 

Camilla Hubert Hall to Observe 
Three-Minute Meditation 

The Camilla Hubert House 
Gathering Committee for Relig- 
ious Emphasis Week has reported 
plans for three-minute medita- 
tion periods at 7:00 a. m, daily. 
This is a new feature of Religious 
Emphasis Week that has not 
been observed by any large group 
on this campus in recent years. 

Miss Virginia James is chair- 
man of the Camilla Hubert 
House Gathering Committee. 

Mrs. Bowen to Teach Sunday 

School in Mass During Religious 

Emphasis Week 

Reverend Nathan Dell, Super- 
intendent of the Sunday School, 
has announced that Sunday 
School will be taught in Mass 
during Religious Week by Mrs. 
Sylvia Bowen. Other interesting 
features also planned. 

The subject of the Sunday 
School Lession, as outlined by 
the National Council of Churches 
for March 7. 1954, is "Lord of 
Life and Death." The aim is 
"To explore some of the meaning 
for physical death of John's 
teaching about eternal life." 

All faculty members and stu- 
dents are invited to attend. 

(Continued from Page 3) 
the girl who is guarding her. 
Is it you G. K.? 

— That is still keeping close con- 
tact with the girl in the Dorm. 
Is it you D. N.? 

—That picks up on W. G. after 
B. T. has been seen safely into 
the Dorm. Is it you R. C? 

— That thinks she is a jar of 
fruit. Is it you L. E.? 

— That thinks he is a Notary 

Public. Is it you A. L.? 

—That demands to be seen. Is 
it you J. C. or T. P.? 

—That has chosen B. F. over R. 
B. Is it you F. B.? 

— That is pulling straws with M. 
H. Is it you V. W.? 

—That thought of this food 
strike and yet was worried 
about her waistline last year 
and crowds the door this year 
accompanied by G. W. Is it 
you E. J.? 

—That has one of the James 

brothers as her boyfriend. Is 
it you I. L.? 

— That has budgeted his time so 
that his free time will coin- 
side with the free time of his 
two girlfriends. Is it you N. W.? 

—That has learned that the old 
saying is true, "It is better to 
be loved than to love." Is it 
you S. H.? 

—That was so irresistible last 
year but has finally been 
cooled down this year. Is it 
you S. E. or H. T.? 

—That lost her boyfriend be- 

tween the Sweetheart Ball and 
Camilla Hubert Hall. Is it you 
M. S.? 

-That can shoot off more steam 
than a steam engine and be as 
wrong as two left shoes. Is it 
you H. D.? 

-That was so cooled by a girl 
in the Dorm that he is still in 
the ice box. Is it you L. M.? 

-That quoted Tennyson who 
said " 'Tls better to have loved 
and lost, than never to have 
loved at all." Is it you D. D.? 

-The moving finger writes and 
having writ moves on . . . 





Meet Me at the 


118 E. Broughton St. 


Charted Bet 

When you come right down to it, you 
smoke for one simple reason . . , enjoy- 
ment. And smoking enjoyment is all a 
matter of taste. Yes, taste is what counts 
in a cigarette. And Luckies taste better. 

Two facts explain why Luckies taste 
better. First, L.S./M.F.T. — Lucky Strike 
means fine tobacco . . . light, mild, good- 
tasting tobacco. Second, Luckies are ac- 
tually made better to taste better . . . 
always round, firm, fully packed to draw 
freely and smoke evenly. 

So, for the enjoyment you get from 
better taste, and only from better taste, 
Be Happy— Go Lucky. Get a pack or a 
carton of better-tasting Luckies today. 







"Man's Right to Knowledge and the Free Use Thereof" 

Theme of Press Institute April 1-3 

THE TIGER'S ROAR STAFF makes final plans for Press Insti 
tute. From left to right, Nadene Cooper, Gerue Ford, Margaret 
Brower, Pauline Silas, Clarence Lofton (editor), Ida Mae Lee, David 

uJohn Sengstacke of Chicago 
Defender - Chief Consultant 

The third Annual State Wide Press Institute will be held at 
Sav.mnah State College, April 1-3. 1954. The slogan for the con- 
ference is "Public Relations is a Must in Georgia's Public Schools" 
and the theme is "Man's Right to Knowledge and the Free Use 

Bodison, Solomon Green, and Mary Faison. Standing — James 
Thomas, Dorothy Moore, Nathan Dell, Lonnye Adams and James 
O'Neal.— (Locke Photo.) 

The Institute will be composed 
of several major divisions: High 
School Magazines and Newspa- 
pers; Yearbook; faculty advisor 
groups ; a special seminar on 
newswriting for reporters for 
daily and weekly newspapers- 
Trophies Presented 

There will be trophies present- 
ed by the Atlanta Daily World 
for the best edited papers in 
several different groups. Each 
school will also be given certifi- 
cates for participation. 

Consultants — Special 

The chief resource person is 
John Sengstacke, editor and 
publisher of the Chicago De- 
fender. The other consultants 
are: Marion Jackson, sports edi- 
tor for the Atlanta Daily World; 
William Fielder, Jr., associate 
editor of the Savannah Morning 
News and winner of the editorial 
award from Freedom's Founda- 
tion; William Fowlkes, editor of 
the Georgia edition of the Pitts- 
burgh Courier; Joseph Lam- 
bright, managing editor of the 
Savannah Morning News; A. 
Gaither, circulation manager of 
the Pittsburgh Courier; C. M. 
Richardson, consultant for Geor- 
gia Negro Secondary Schools; 
Miss Ann R. Howard, graduate 
of Savannah State College and 
faculty advisor for the student 
publication at Carver High 
School, Douglas. Georgia; John- 
nie Hendrix, sports editor for 
Savannah Morning News; Attor- 
ney Maiberry Smith, former leg- 
islator, now area director for 
Columbia University's Bi-Cen- 
tennial Anniversary; R. J. Mar- 
tin, President of Georgia Prin- 
cipals' Conference and principal 
of Ballard-Hudson High School, 
Macon, Georgia; Mrs. Estelle D. 
Simmons, graduate of Savannah 
State College and associate edi- 

tor of Savannah Herald; Mrs. 
Willa Mae A. Johnson, publisher 
and editor of Savannah Tribune, 
William Bowens, director of Au- 
dio-Visual Aids Center. Savan- 
nah State College; W. J. Hollo- 
way. Director of Personnel Serv- 
ices, Savannah State College; 
Mrs. L. C. Upshur, instructor of 
English, and Mrs. L. L. Owens, 
assistant professor of English, 
both at Savannah State College. 
The Institute is geared to be one 
of the most informative and in- 
teresting conferences held at the 
College. Miss Juanita G Sellers 
is director, and Wilton C. Scott, 

Program for 
Press Institute 

Thursday, April 1—9-10 a.m., 

registration, Meldrim Auditori- 
um; 10-10:15 a.m.. opening ses- 
sion, Meldrim Auditorium, intro- 
duction of consultants and fac- 
ulty advisors; presiding. Mrs. 
Hortense Lloyd, faculty advisor, 
Beach High Beacon (official 
publication, Alfred E. Beach 
High School, Savannah, Ga.); 
10:15-11:15 a.m., panel discus- 
sion, "Safeguards of Man's Right 
to Knowledge," Meldrim Audi- 
torium; guest speaker, Attorney 
Maiberry Smith, area chairman 
of Columbia University's Bi-Cen- 
tennial Celebration; partici- 
pants, William Bush, circulation 
manager, Beach High Beacon, 
Alvin Bevin, columnist, Beach 
High Beacon; Clarence J. Lofton, 
editor, Tiger's Roar; Thomas 
Evans, news editor, Tiger's Roar. 
Afternoon Session— 12:20, gen- 
eral assembly, Meldrim Audito- 
rium, presiding, Clarence J. Lof- 
ton, editor of Tiger's Roar; guest 
speaker, John Sengstacke, editor 

and publisher, Chicago Defend- 
er; 1:45, tour of Union Bag and 
Paper Corporation, meet prompt- 
ly in front of Meldrim Audito- 
rium, Mrs. Luetta Upshur, Miss 
Constance Green in charge. 

Evening— 7:30, theater party, 
College Center; hostesses. Miss 
Margaret Brower. Miss Nadene 

Friday, April 2 — 9-9:15 a.m., 
opening session, announcements. 
Meldrim Auditorium, presiding, 
Miss Juanita Sellers; 9:15-10:30 
a.m., special sessions, "How to 
Finance a Student Publication," 
college and high school editors, 
staffs and advisors, Meldrim 
Hall. Room No. 9; presiding, Mr. 
R. J. Martin, president of State 
Principals' Conference and prin- 
cipal of Ballard Hudson High 
School. Macon; guest speaker, 
Mr. Wm. J. Fowlkes. editor of 
Georgia Edition of Pittsburgh 
Courier; consultants, Mr. W. P. 
Hall. Center High School, Way- 
cross, Ga.; Mr. Wm. J. Breeding. 
Greensboro High School. Greens- 
boro, Ga.; junior high and ele- 
mentary school editors, staffs 
and advisors, Meldrim Hall, 
Room No. 8; presiding, Mrs. 
Countess Cox, Cuyler Jr. High 
School, Savannah, Ga.; guest 
speaker, Mr. Marion Jackson, 
sports editors, Atlanta Daily 
World, Atlanta, Ga.; consultants, 
Mrs. Mildred Jones, Macon Tele- 
graph, Macon, Ga., Mrs. Estelle 
D. Simmons, Savannah Herald. 
Savannah, Ga.; 10-30-11 a.m., 
Journalism Film, Audio Visual 
Center, presiding. Mr. William 
Bowen; 11-12 a.m., Workshop, 
m 1 m e o g r a phed publications, 
Building 41, Boggs Annex; pre- 
siding, Miss Albertha Boston, 
department of business, Savan- 
nah State College; consultants, 
Mrs. Robert Long, department of 
business, Savanna State College, 
Mr. William Fielder, associate 
editor, Savannah Morning News. 
Workshop, yearbooks and view- 
books, Audio- Visual Center; pre- 
siding, Mr. William Bowen, Au- 
dio-Visual Director, Savannah 
State College; consultants, Mrs. 
Luetta Upshur, English depart- 

The Student Newspaper 
A Public Relations Agency 

By WILTON C. SCOTT, Director of Public Relations 

Reprint from The School Press Review— February, 1954 

Published by The Columbia Scholastic Press Association, 

Columbia University — New TLdtk City 
Public Relations has been defined as the art of working effec- 
tively with people. It is the tone of voice of an institution. It tells 
the public what the school is doing and it tells the school what 
the public is thinking. The student newspaper is the voice of stu- 
dent expression; therefore, one 

of the best ways to get to stu- 
dents is by means of the stu- 
dent newspaper. In a student 
newspaper, the students inter- 
pret their ideas. The school ad- 
ministrators and faculty mem- 
bers, as well as the public, can 
learn what the students think 
through the expressions in a 

In the production of the news- 
paper students should have the 
opportunity to express them- 
selves freely on policies, objec- 
tives, and the school program. 
Secondly, they should have fac- 
ulty guidance but in order for 
the work to reflect their think- 
ing they should have freedom 
of expression. Each issue Oi the 
newspaper should be planned 
with the view to the need of 
the over-all public relations pro- 
gram as well as to the specific 
job it is to do and the audience 
for which it is designed. There- 
fore, the students and faculty 
advisers who help to plan the 
students' newspaper should de- 
cide: "Why is the newspaper 
produced? Who will read the in- 
formation? What is the mes- 
sage? How will the presentation 
be made When should it reach 
the reader? How is it to be dis- 

It is very obvious that the 
size and type of student news- 
paper will depend upon the mes- 
sage, the reader, and the budget 
available. A careful study should 
be made to determine the size 
and type of student newspaper. 
The copy and pictures should 
help drive home the message. 
A situation that might work well 
in one school might not work 
well in another. In order to at- 

tract a reader, it is advisable 
to keep the arrangement simple. 

It is good logic not to assume 
that your student newspapers 
are doing the desired job. A con- 
tinuing evaluation program 
should be determined by the 

It is obvious that the purpose 
of a student newspaper should 
be: (1) to inform, (2) to inter- 
pret, (3) to promote, and (4) to 
record. A staff should always 
endeavor to put its best foot for- 
ward when issuing the official 
student publication. 

The student newspaper often 
provides the first point of con- 
tact with people who may be- 
come important constituents of 
the school. The appearance of 
format, makeup, and content es- 
tablish an image of the school 
represented. In many instances 
the student newspapers are the 
official envoys of the school for 
many who are already constitu- 
ents. It should be remembered 
that the student body says in 
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A special feature of the Sa- 
vannah State College's annual 
press institute this year will be 
a seminar on Saturday, April 
3, 1954 for community reporters 
for daily and weekly newspapers. 
These persons will have the op- 
portunity to get first hand in- 
formation on techniques of se- 
lecting and organizing news 
items. All persons who serve In 
this capacity are invited to at- 
tend this seminar. 

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Tiger's Roar 


Editor-in-Chief Clarence Lofton 

Associate Editor Dorothy Bess 

Managing Editor Charlie E. Locke 

Feature Editor Mary Faison 

Society Editor Lonnye Adams 

Sports Editor James O'Neal 

Assistant Sports Editor 
Exchange Editor 
Copy Editor 
Fashion Editor 
Art Editor 

Business Manager 
Circulation Manager 
Advertising Manager 

Dorothy Davis 
Timothy Ryais 

David Bodison 
Joseph Brown 
Julius E. Browning 
Nathan Dell 
Mattie C. Epps 
Thomas Evans 
Lillian Freeman 
Nettye A, Handy 
Solomon Green 
Dorothy Moore 

Samuel Powell 

Margaret Brower 

Doris Sanders 

Mercedes Mitchell 

Nathan Mitchell 

Dorothy Davis. Gerue Ford 


Rosa Penn 
Irving Dawson, James Thomas 

Constance Greene 


Roberta Glover 
Rosemary King 
Pauline Silas 

Edward Hicks 
Willie L. Hopkins 
Farris Hudson 
Lillian Jackson 
Shirley L. Jenkins 
Ida Mae Lee 
Gloria A. Moultrie 
Ruby Simmons 
Nadene Cooper 
Johnnie M. Thompson 
Juanita G Sellers— Advisor 

"-PRii 5 - I 

Member of: 


Think It Through 

Savannah State College will 
be host to the Press Institute. 
April 1-2. High school, junior 
high and college editors, news- 
paper staff members, yearbook 
staffs and faculty advisors will 
be expected in large attendance. 

The theme "Man's Right to 
Knowledge and the Free Use 
Thereof." will emphasize the 
idea of some of the media 
through which man expresses 
himself. We can consider the 
radio as one of the media for 
expressing man's knowledge. 
Through the influence of the 
speaker's voice, stressing force- 
ful persisting ideas, one can cre- 
ate interest in important topics. 
Interest in the gain of social 
and political knowledge is large- 
ly contributed to our society 
by the newspapers and maga- 

One of the most recent con- 
tributions to free expression is 
television; this column would be 
incomplete without including it. 
Television may be considered as 
a combination of methods used 
by the radio, newspapers and 
magazines with the addition of 
expressions through pictures. 

We can see that man's right 

to gain knowledge is found 
aboundantly in our democratic 
form of government. A govern- 
ment by the people and for the 
people can and will be supported 
by the motivation received from 
the radio announcers, the picto- 
rial expressions and the hard 
work of a writer. The urge to 
defend and protect our right to 
knowledge and the free use 
thereof can never be cast aside. 
It will enrich every aspect of 
life, broaden our knowledge, 
light up unknown avenues of 
thought and discover new capa- 
ciiies for living and growing in 
a free society. 

The youth of today will be 
tomorrow's leaders, politicians, 
teachers, lawyers doctors and 
clergymen. Youth should begin 
immediately to develop creative 
thinking and interest in work- 
ing out scientific methods for 
solving problems. 

"Man's Right to Knowledge 
and the Free Use Thereof" may 
be considered as the foundation 
of tomorrow's achievements and 
problems. You as students are 
the priceless few who enjoy the 
freedom of a democracy. Think 
it through! 

Keynotes to Success 

Mary Lois Faison '54 

The way to success in any- 
thing is always an upward climb, 
the down grade is always a flat 
failure. In considering this mat- 
ter, it will be well to remember 
and bear constantly In mind, 
that it is easier to slide down- 
hill than it Is to climb up. 

Character, education, industry 
and wealth are the successive 
stages on the road to success 
and they follow in their regular 

Character belongs to every 
man individually and can not 
be copied from another. I do not 
know what character is; I know 
only that it accomplishes results. 
Natural probity and Insight into 
what you are doing — your trade, 
business or occupation, are the 
factors that compose character. 
Character differs from reputa- 
tion in that a man may have a 
bad reputation and still possess 
a good character. 
Education goes with character 

and means more than learning 
or mere knowing. It means ca- 
pacity and ability to utilize what 
you know. 

Industry means diligence In 
developing character and utiliz- 
ing education for all they are 
worth. "The hand of the diligent 
maketh rich." said Solomon, He 
also said, "The diligent gaineth 

Wealth comes through the ob- 
servance of the foregoing and 
certain things which should be 
added. For instance — to become 
Industrious you must give your- 
self and your fellowman a fair 
exchange of what you receive; 
you must watch your intellec- 
tual, spiritual and worldly wel- 

Progressive men must seek op- 
portunity which does not come 
of itself and which was denied 
them In the past. You must 
make yourself, and follow high 

The Making of 
a Veteran 

Innumerable requests have been 
received for the publication of the 
speech delivered by Dr. Stone in 
Meldrim Auditorium, February 18. 
1954. The delivery was made with- 
out benefit of copyt hence, the 
to/ 1 owing excerpt is edited. 
A sobering influence Is being 
exerted by veterans on campus- 
es throughout the country. 
These thinking men and women 
are unwilling to accept "author- 
itative" views. They are more 
inquiring, more inquisitive, and 
more practical in their approach 
to life and its problems. Accord- 
ingly, faculty members have 
been forced to meet these "new" 
individuals. No longer is the "es- 
tablished" professor able to lec- 
ture from ragged, dog-eared, yel- 
lowed notes which went unchal- 
lenged by pre-war students. The 
instructor has been forced to 
publish a new edition. This situ- 
ation, of course, does not exist 
at S.S.C.; but I assure you that 
it has been very much in evi- 
dence at other institutions. 

What is a veteran? Webster 
reports that the word has come 
to us from the Latin veteranus, 
meaning "old." with the influ- 
ence of the Greek etos, meaning 
"years." Hence, a consideration 
of the combination presents no 
difficulty in our arriving at the 
concept that a veteran is one 
who has had long experience, 
and who, because of that experi- 
ence, has become seasoned in 
the occupation under considera- 

Let us consider some of the 
travel experiences which have 
been provided our veterans. I in- 
vite you to consider with me a 
Negro serviceman who is being 
drafted from Savannah, Geor- 
gia. Imagine that he is head- 
ing northward, via rail. 

Washington, D. C. the nation's 
capital. Is on the itinerary. 
Upon arriving in Union Station, 
he saw the building of which 
he had seen so many pictures. 
There it was! The Capitol was 
brightly lighted, and it assumed 
the role of a beacon guiding all 
who would seek Its refuge. Our 
serviceman walked toward the 
Capitol, and it did supply a last- 
ing memory. He recalled, from 
his American history at Beach 
High School, some facts con- 
cerning the development of our 
government. His mind went back 
to 1776. The Second Continental 
Congress was meeting in Inde- 
pendence Hall, in Philadelphia. 
The Declaration of Independ- 
ence, for the first time In his 
life, became vividly alive. Audi- 
bly he muttered meaningfully: 
When in the course of human 
events it becomes necessary for 
one people to dissolve the po- 
litical bands which have con- 
nected them with another . . . 
Indeed he was pleased with him- 
self. It was readily apparent that 
American history Is not a fill-in 
course; it is vital, practical, and 
inspiring. He had frequently 
confused this great document 
with the Preamble to the Con- 
stitution. They were now clearly 
separable. Again, his mind was 
focused on Philadelphia. This 
time the year was 1787; the oc- 
casion was the Constitutional 
Convention; George Washington 
was presiding. Our Negro ser- 
viceman spoke with all the sin- 
cerity which was his: We the 
people of the United States, in 
order to form a more perfect 
union, establish justice, insure 
domestic tranquility, provide for 
the common defence, promote 
the general welfare and secure 
the blessings of liberty to our- 
selves and our posterity, do or- 
dain and establish this consti- 
tution for the United States of 
America. He looked around him; 
he saw the Implementation of 
the Constitution. There was the 
Lincoln Monument, the Wash- 
(Contlnued on Page 4) 

ASStftiBi-Y SPEAKER — Rev. W. E. Carringlon, who was campus 
guest during irteligious Emphasis Week, speaks at S. S. C. Assembly 
hour. The State Choral Society is pictured in the background. 
(Locke Photo.) 

Does Your Behaviour 

Seven Tests To Be Applied 

To One's Acts for 

Better Living 

I Suggested by the Reverend W. 
E. Carrington during the closing 
session of Religious Emphasis 
Week. March 11, 1954. Each of 
the seven tests is passed when all 
questions concerning it can be 
answered in the affirmative. Count 
4 points lor each "Yes" answer. 
If, on the 25 questions, your con- 
templated act receives a score be- 
low 80, perhaps you had better 
think seriously belore proceeding 
with it.) E ' 

A. The Test of Commonsense: 

\. Will It make sense to do It? 

2. Will your status permit you 
to do it? 

3. Will a reasonable man look 
upon it as being sensible? 

4 Will it represent good taste 
under the given circum- 
stances? F 

B. The Test of Publicity: 

5. Will it withstand public 

6. Will it be all right for ev- 
eryone to know about it? 

7. Will it be done as readily 
in the open as in the dark? 

C. The Test of One's Best Self: G. 
8 Will it represent the best 

you have to offer? 
9. Will it be suitable for you 
in view of your character 
and reputation? 
10. Will it be up to your usual 

Pass the Test? 

standard of acceptability 
and performance? 

11. Will it tend to improve ycu 
or a group? 

The Test of Justification: 

12. Will it stand on its own 

13. Will it be right without 
constant, lengthy explana- 

14. Will Its judgment base be 
superior to its emotional 

15. Will those who understand 
consider it appropriate? 

The Test of Direction: 

16. Will it lead to a desirable 

17. Will it provide for a 
healthy future? 

18. Will the consequences be 
favorable for those con- 

19. Will others' opinions of 
you be enhanced? 

The Test of Influence-. 

20. Will it be performed with 
consideration for the rights 
Of others? 

21. Will it be done without 
hurting others? 

22. Will the position of those 
affected be improved' 1 

The Test of Price: 

23. Will it be worth what it 

24. Will it enable you to re- 
tain the respect of others? 

25. Will it be worthwhile when 
the price has been paid? 

Creative Tributes 


Armanda Cooper '55 

While thinking of those who ore 
about to bid our dear old Alma Mater 
adieu and enter into various fields of 
labor. I thought that I would express 
my sincere hope for them a successful 
and prosperous future through the let- 
ters ol the phrase. "Happy Easter." 

Have a heart that is pure, and 
Appearance that is pleasing, 
Patience where children are con- 
cerned and 
Politeness in speech and action. 
You are a guide that youth will 

Elevate good moral standards by 

being an example. 
Always reveal the smile and hide 

the frown. 
Sincerity Is what you may add, 
Teaching Is what you multiply. 
Envy is poisonous, you must sub- 
Respect for yourself and others 
will be divided. 
With these thoughts ever present in 
your mind, they will eventually be 
transmitted to the heart and soul. Then 
surely your profession will be more 
meaningful to you. to those you leach 


Solomon Green '55 
Beautiful blooming springtime 
Gay birds sing and build nests 

in trees, 
Naked trees are clothed with 

And make love to the evergreen 


Come to me my darling, come 

to me! 
Upon this proposal we must 

As long as youth, we'll love 

For after youth, love comes 

It is spring time, can't you see? 
Come to me my darling, come 

to me! 

Beautiful blooming springtime, 
To a lovely pole clings a vine, 
Thoughts of love fill many 

And lovers steal kisses from 

their kinds. 
It is springtime, can't you see? 
Come to me my darling, come 

to me! 


Campus Notes 

— Union Representative 

Among those present at the 
General Alumni Association 
meeting at Savannah State Col- 
lege on March 14 was an out- 
standing former student of the 
college. He was W. T Detreville, 
representative and organizer of 
International Pulp. Sulphite and 
Paper Mill Workers, A. F. of L.: 

— ^respective Dietitians 

Misses Beautine Baker and 
Martha Dunn, seniors at Savan- 
nah State, have fulfilled the 
four-year undergraduate curri- 
cula in dietetics and are now 
ready to start their fifth year of 
training which will enable them 
to become full-fledged dietitians. 

Miss Dunn has chosen the 
Army as her career preference. 

For the past month she has been 
undergoing medical examina- 
tions at Hunter Field in order 
that she might qualify in every 
respect for health requirements. 
The Army offers the pay stipend 
of $125 a month to dietetic in- 
terns while in training. However, 
upon completion of their work, 
interns are graduated with a 
commission of first lieutenants. 
Appointments to training hospi- 
tals are sent from Central Of- 
fice in Washington, D. C. 

Miss Baker has chosen Mi- 
I'hael Reese Hospital. Chicago, 
I'll., at which to do her intern- 

— Trends in Family Living 

Plans are under way to make 
(he night course. "Newer Trends 
in Home Economics," more 
glamorous and attractive. Some 
highlights will include: Lecture 
demonstrations by a Sherwin- 
Williams demonstrator on keep- 
ing continuity of design on wall- 
paper and draperies; newer 
trends in furniture and picture 
decoration by an interior deco- 
rator from one of the leading 
furniture stores in Savannah. 

Another interesting workshop 
technique will be followed 
through the topic. "Do you know 
your electric housewares?" As 
time progresses, other features 

will be covered in foods and 


— New Scout Troop 

A new Scout Troop has been 
organized at Powell Laboratory 
School. This troop is Brownie 
Scout Troop 85, under the lead- 
ership of Mrs. Dorothy Hamp- 
ton. Working with Mrs. Hamp- 
ton to get this troop under way 
is Mrs. Leila Braithwaite, who 
is neighborhood chairman. The 
Brownies in Troop 35 have made 
many plans for the year and 
are working hard to carry them 
out. The members of the troop 
are. Janice Balark, Patricia 
Bass. Marionetta Butler, Jean- 
etta Frazier, Rebecca Frazier, 
Hazel Green Delores Hoskins. 
Barbara Jenkins. Freida McDew, 
Jeanette Isaac. Edna L. Peek, 
Francis Robinson, Rebecca Rob- 
inson, Juanita Seabrook. Mari- 
lyn Stone, Beverly Wallace Ve- 
ronica Walker, Alfreda Washing- 
Ion Albertha Williams, Geraldine 
Williams. Gwendolyn Williams. 
Juanita Williams, Iris Wright 
and Joan Wright. 

— Spring Recess 

The spring recess will be ob- 
served from Friday, April 16. 
through Monday, April 19. This 
change in schedule was voted 
by the faculty on March 8, to 
ratify steps taken by the in- 
structional staff on Feb. 15. The 
college thus cooperates with 
Chatham County teachers as 
joint hests to the State Teach- 
ers Education Association, which 
ronvenes m Savannah on April 
15 and 16. 

— Course in Business 

According to an announce- 
ment from the office of the dean 
of faculty, the department of 
business administration at Sa- 
vannah State College will offer 
a course. "Small Business Enter- 
prises" (Business Administration 
4121 during the Spring quarter 
beginning Saturday, March 27, 
9:30-12 noon. Three - quarter 
hours credit will be given those 
desiring college credit, a certifi- 
cate of course completion will be 
given others, if desired. 

Organization Highlights 

— Here's To Veterans 

This is the turn of the quar- 
ter and the veterans' club would 
like to take this opportunity to 
acquaint itself with all new vet- 
erans. Join your club, men!! 

We would like to take this 
time to thank Dr. V. W. Stone 
for appearing as principal speak- 
er and guest of honor on the 
Veterans' Club program on Feb- 
ruary 18, 1954. We believe that 
Dr. Stone related very interest- 
ingly the fine qualities and fac- 
tors that come together to make 
a veteran the man that he is. 
We hold that we had top choice 
in this person, and we are very 
grateful for having been able to 
secure his services. Our hat is 
off, too, to Miss Hermenia Mob- 
ley for her very fine rendition 
which contributed so much to 
the character of our program. 

The Veterans' Club observed 
Washington's Birthday at the 
VJVW.'s Van Ellison post in Sa- 
vannah. Georgia. The occasion 
was a huge success; final plans 
were formulated for the Savan- 
nah State College Veterans' Loan 
Association. Veterans are here- 
by notified that the Veterans' 
Loan Association is now in ef- 
fect with comparable assets. 

— Kappa Alpha Psi 

Fraternity News 

The Kappas' Third Annual Va- 
riety Revue will be presented on 

April 21, 1954. at 7:30 P.M. in 
Meldrim Auditorium. The par- 
ticipants for the Revue have 
been contacted and looking over 
the probable program, it appears 
that the Kappas have gone to a 
great extent to present the best 
entertainment ever presented on 
the campus. 

The brothers of Kappa Alpha 
Psi have chosen various young 
ladies who are competing for 
that glorious title of "Kappa 
Sweetheart. 1954-55." The broth- 
ers are very proud of these young 
ladies that they are sponsoring 
in the contest and each broth- 
er is working hard so that his 
contestant will wear the crown. 
The contestants are: Misses Lois 
Cone, Hazel Harris, Dorothy 
Heath. Genevieve Holmes, Sarah 
Howard. Virginia Sheffield, Do- 
ris Singleton and Vivian Wise. 

The Kappas' Greek - letter 
Scholastic Achievement trophy 
will be presented to the Greek- 
letter organization having the 
highest cumulative average for 
the past three quarters. This 
award will be presented during 
the Kappas' Annual Guide-Right 
Ceremonies in April, Last year 
the trophy was won by the Sig- 
ma Gamma Rho Sorority. All 
Greek-letter organizations are 
urged to submit a complete ros- 
ter to the Office of the Regis- 
trar by April 1, 1954. 

The Days 
We Celebrate 


Have you ever wondered just 
what provoked certain holidays 
that are observed during the 12 
months in a year— year in and 
year out? Rarely does a month 
pass which does not bring forth 
a holiday, feast, festival, or an- 
niversary for someone. All of 
these spring from some signifi- 
cant event which dates back into 
the depths of history. 

During the month of March, 
the 17th day is set aside as St. 
Patrick's day. St. Patrick, the 
patron saint of Ireland, has been 
honored and the anniversary of 
his death has been celebrated in 
America from very early times. 
This has become such a well-es- 
tablished and joyous occasion 
that even those who cannot 
claim Irish ancestry join in 
"wearin' o' the green" and pay- 
ing respect to the immortal 

The 21st day of March gives 
us a change in seasons and the 
first day of beautiful spring. 
This is the day of the vernal 
equinox, the point at which the 
center of the sun moves across 
the celestial equator from south 
to north. This marks the begin- 
ning of spring in the northern 
hemisphere. The word "equi- 
nox." from the Latin for equal 
night, signifies the time of the 
year when day and night are 
equal. September 22 brings forth 
the Autumnal equinox and the 
same procedure holds true for it. 

April 1st is a day to which all 
of us look forward; it is a day 
set apart as a time when it is 
permissible to play harmless 
tricks upon friends and neigh- 
bors. The impression prevails 
that the custom has something 
to do with the observance of the 
spring equinox. It is of uncer- 
tain origin, but it probably had 
its beginning in France about 

Easter is celebrated on April 
18th this year. It is the princi- 
pal feast of the ecclesiastical 
year. It is now celebrated on the 
Sunday after the first full moon 
following the spring equinox. 
Consequently, Easter moves be- 
tween March 22 and April 25. 
From 1916-1965 it occurs forty 
times in April and ten times in 

These days become more sig- 
nificant in our lives when we 
know their origins and history. 
The above mentioned are just a 
few of the "special days" and 
they have been presented main- 
ly because they are celebrations 
we have just observed and oth- 
ers which we anticipate in the 
near future. 

Who Is it ? ? ? 

— That has finally gotten a boy 

friend? R. B., is it you? 
—That lost his girl friend to 

his best friend? J. H. M,, is 

it you? 
—That is now playing hooky 

with S. H? Is it you, N. W.? 
—That has changed to his old 

girl friend? Is it you. F. M. H.? 
—That made a decision and is 

keeping it? Is it you, L. J. M.? 
— Who is it that is now alone 

with just memories of H. S.? 

Is it you, L. A.? 
—That has finally made amends 

with his old girl friend? Is it 

you, D. L.? 
— That is closer than two peas 

in a hull? Is it you, N. M„ and 

your girl? 
—That has found that there is 

no place like home? Is it you, 

J. M.? 
—That thinks he is the coolest 

man among the Alpha's? A. L.. 

is It you? 

"The moving finger writes, and 
having writ, moves on . . ," 


Members of the freshman class enjoyed an activity in the College 
Center that was two-fold. There was a panel, presented by the 
members of the class of '57, followed by entertainment— games, 
music, refreshments, (Locke Photo.) 

'The Velvet Glove' A Great Success 

picted the pleasures and sor- 
rows of spiritual life. There was 
an understandingly sympathet- 
ic undertone that was instru- 
mental in making the play a 
tremendous success. 

The cast of characters is as 
follows: Mary Renshaw, Jean 
Miller; Sister Athanasius — Doro- 
thy R. Davis; Sister Lucy, Ruby 
Bess; Mr. Barton, Thomas John- 
son; Professor Pearson, Johnnie 
Carter; Sister Monica, Pauline 
Silas; Bishop Gregory, George 
Johnson; Father Benton, Melvin 
Marion; Monsignor Burke, Irving 

Music, between acts, was ren- 
dered by Miss Victoria Baker. 
Messrs. L. A. Pyke, V. W. Stone 
and Joseph Brown. 

Mrs. Ethel J. Campbell, the di- 
rector of the S. S. C. Dramatic 
Group, did a commendable job 
in directing Casey's "The Vel- 
vet Glove." 

The Savannah State Dramatic 
Group presented a play. "The 
Velvet Glove," by Rosemary Ca- 
sey, which kept the capacity au- 
dience spell-bound. The play was 
presented on March 11, 1954. in 
connection with Religious Em- 
phasis Week and certainly en- 
hanced the success of the ac- 
tivities for the religious program. 

"The Velet Glove" is a comedy 
in three acts and won first prize 
in a play contest held by the 
Catholic organization known as 
"The Christophers." The story 
concerns a young, male, history 
teacher in convent school, who 
is about to be fired because a 
rich contributor to the church 
objects to his liberal views; fi- 
nally, the young radical is recon- 
sidered because an even wealth- 
ier lady refuses to make her 
pledged contribution unless he 
is taken back. 

The characters displayed the 
professional touch as they de- 


(Continued from Page 1) 

ment. Savannah State College; 
Workshop, printed magazines 
and newspapers. Meldrim Hall, 
Room No. 9; presiding. Mrs. L, L. 
Owens, English department, Sa- 
vannah State College; consult- 
ants, Mr. John Sengstacke. edi- 
tor of Chicago Defender, Chica- 
go, 111., Mr. Joseph Lambright, 
managing editor, Savannah 
Morning News, Mr. Johnnie Hen- 
drix, sports editor, Savannah 
Morning News; 1-2 p.m.. Work- 
shop Continued. 

Afternoon Session — 2 p.m.. 
evaluation, Meldrim Auditorium; 
presiding, Mr. J. Randolph Fish- 
er, director of English depart- 
ment. Savannah State College, 
assisted by Mr. James Scott and 
Mr. Clarence Lofton; consultant. 

Mr. C. M. Richardson, consultant 
for Georgia Negro Secondary 

Evening — 8-11 p.m., Dance, 
Wilcox Gymnasium ; music by 
Joe Bristow and his "Tenderly" 
Band; hostesses. Miss Willie Lee 
Hopkins, Mrs. Dorothy Hamp- 
ton, Mrs. Leila Braithwaite. 

Saturday, April 3 — Newspaper 
Reporters' Seminar: 10-12 a.m., 
general session, Meldrim Hall, 
Room No. 9; presiding. Mr. Wil- 
liam J. Holloway, personnel di- 
rector. Savannah State College; 
consultants. Mrs. John Seng- 
stacke, Mr. William Fowlkes, Mr. 
William Fielder. Jr., Mr. Marion 
Jackson, Mrs. Willie Mae Ayers 
Johnson, Mrs. Mildred Jones. 


(Continued from Page 1) 

effect to each newspaper bear- 
ing its name: "This is my story 
in picture and in type: It is told 
in keeping with the philosophy 
and tradition of the school. In 
the preparation of the copy, the 
students have done everything 
possible to follow the rules of 
good craftsmanship and to make 
the message clear, accurate, hon- 
est and dignified." 

The voice of student expres- 
sion is judged by the impres- 
sion it makes upon the reader. 

In view of the important role 
that the students play in form- 
ing public opinions, it is neces- 
sary that they show evidence of 
being well prepared in all phases 
of their work. 

Public relations is the sum to- 
tal of everything we do. People 
judge us by the impression we 
make. The student newspaper, 
in transmitting that impression, 
is an important, if not the most 
important, of all public relations 


Holloway delivers address at the sunrise worship services on March 
11, 1954. (Locke Photo.) 


Page 4 ^ 

S.S.C. Boys and Girls Win 
S.E.A.C. Basketball Tourney 

JAMES O'NEAL, Sports Editor 

The Savannah State College Boys and Girls won the S. E. A. C. 
basketball tournament championship, which was played in Wilcox 
Gymnasium at Savannah. The Savannah Girls edged Florida Nor- 
mal 37-35 and the local boys downed Morris College. 61-52. 

The Savannah Sextette who won the national championship 

for 1953-54 entered the final by .. _„„„ „,, ,, 
the game ended. 

Gwendolyn Keith led the Sa- 
vannah scorers with 14 points, 
followed by Elnora Wright and 
Clara Bryant, with 8 points each. 
Evelyn Johnson was runner-up 
for Florida with 10 points. 
S.S.C. Boys Edge Claflin 
The Savannah State boys ad- 
vanced to the final by edging 
Claflin University, 85-84. This 
was one of the most exciting 
games at the tournament as the 
lead changed hands numbers of 
time. Savannah went in the 
fourth quarter leading 62-60 as 
both teams began to exchange 
shots with each hitting most of 
their attempts. With only sec- 
onds left to play, Henry Praylo 
made two free throws which 
proved to be the deciding factor. 
Savannah State's Otis Brock 
was high scorer with 24 points. 
Robert Lewis was close with 21 
points. Other high scorers for 
Savannah were Noel Wright. 
Henry Praylo and Gilbert Jack- 
son, with 13. 13. 14 points re- 
spectively. Other outstanding 
players for Savannah were Rich- 


winning over Morris College 
Girls, 43-37. 

Gwendolyn Keith was high 
scorer for Savannah with 20 
points followed by Elnora Wright 
and Neta Staley, with 10 points 

The Florida Normal Girls put 
on a rally in the last four min- 
utes and threatened to upset the 
Savannah Girls who have gone 
the season undefeated. The lo- 
cal girls were leading only 18-16 
at half time but pulled away, 
29-20. during the third period. 
Florida's Lois Baker, who scored 
15 points, narrowed the score 
down within two points before 


i Continued from Page 2) 
ington Monument, the Library 
of Congress, the White House, 
the State Department, the 
Treasury Department the Jus- 
tice Department, the Depart- 
ment of Labor. The buildings 
and symbols were crowding his 
eyes faster than he could iden- 
tify them. This day, our service- 
man from Savannah was truly 
living American history! 

He sought one building in par- 
ticular. He sauntered down 
Capitol Street. Later he stood 
before it. Imposing it was! 
Its classical architecture, with 
fluted columns capped by Co- 
rinthian and Ionic motifs, fur- 
nished the inspiration which 
brought a lump to his throat. 
He reverently looked upon it. 
Yes, it was the Supreme Court 
of the United States! Our Ne- 
gro serviceman recalled the 
Dred Scott Case of 1846. Despite 
the fact that the decision had 
been rendered against this slave, 
there were some recent, favor- 
able rulings— the higher-educa- 
tional cases in the Southern 
states, the interstate commerce 
commission cases, and others. He 
wondered about the impending 
decision with respect to the 
school segregation cases. What- 
ever that decision would be, our 
draftee demonstrated a studied 
appreciation of the weighty 
duties and responsibilities of the 
justices of the Supreme Court. 
His thinking on this matter 
brought him emphatically to 
the conclusion that the vari- 
ous Negro cases had been 
predicated on a common base. 
That factor was thought to be 
the Fourteenth Amendment: 
All persons born or naturalized 
in the United States and 
subject to the jurisdiction 
thereof, are citizens of the Unit- 
ed States and of the state where- 
in they reside. No state shall 
make or enforce any law which 
shall abridge the privilege or im- 
munities of citizens of the Unit- 
ed States. 

The S. E. A. C. TOURNAMENT CHAMPS. From left to right— William Turner. Rudolph Hard- 
wick, Henry Praylo, Melvin Jones, Richard Washington, L. J. McDaniels, E. Z. McDaniels, Johnny 
Galloway, Otis Brock, Cecilio Williams, Gilbert Jarkson. Clevon Johnson, Arthur Fluellen, Charles 
Cameron, Albert Braziel, Noel Wright, Daniel Nicois and Robert Lewis. Ivorv Jefferson, kneeling. 
(Locke Photo.) 

aid Washington, Dan Nichols, 
Clevon Johnson and Rudolph 

Claflin's scoring attack was 
led by Capt. Ray Mitchell and 
Selene Morning with 17 points 

Going into the final without 
the service of Cecilio Williams, 
who is high scorer of the team. 
Savannah went on to win over 

Morris, 61-52, for the tournament 

Coach "Ted" Wright used only 
five players in this game and 
played a tight defense that kept 
the previous high scoring Mor- 
ris team dow nto 27 points in 
the first half and 25 points in 
the last half. Morris advanced 
to the final by turning back 
Florida Normal, 107-69. 

Robert Lewis was the big gun 
for Savannah with 18 points. 
Close behind were Noel Wright 
and Henry Praylo with 13 points 
each. Other scorers for Savan- 
nah were Otis Brock and Gilbert 
Jackson with 10 and 6 points 

Morris was led by Robert 
Whitfield and Charles Williams 
with 15 points each. 


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means fine tobacco . . . light, mild, good- 
tasting tobacco. Second, Luckies are ac- 
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April, 1954 


Seventh Annual Men's Festival Great Success 

___ i 


Johnny Ponder, Nathan Dell. Thomas Evans 

Front row, L-R: Dennis Williams, 
General Chairman, and^F"rank P. 

Johnson. Second row: N. R. Freeman, James Thomas, William J. Holloway, and 
Theodore Collins. Back row: W. T. Shropshire and George Johnson. 

Athletic Activities — Prominent 
Speakers — Festival Highlights 

The seventh annual Men's Festival was held at Savannah State 
College on April 21-27. Starting off in 1948 as an athletic carnival 
and banquet, the Men's Festival is now one of the highlights of 
S.S.C.'s activity program. In addition to the original events, a wide 
range of cultural, social, religious, educational, and artistic events 
were held. 

The principal speakers were: 
William Early, president of the 
National Education Association: 
Harry V. Richardson, president 
of the Gammon Theological 
Seminary in Atlanta; L. D. Per- 
ry, cashier of the Carver Savings 
Bank in Savannah; and Rev 
Willie Gwyn, pastor of the First 
Brownville Baptist Church, Sa- 

Serving as honorary chairman 
this year was Dr. W. K. Payne. 
Thomas Evans was general 
chairman. William J. Holloway, 
dean of men, was faculty advisor. 
Students, staff, faculty and ad- 
ministrators served on the plan- 
ning committee. 

Harry Van Buren Richardson, 
President of Gammon Theolog- 
ical Seminary, Atlanta Georgia, 
was the vesper service speaker 
which highlighted the Men's 
Festival activities. 

New Feature — 

A new feature this year was 
"Feast Day." held Friday, April 
23. at 3:30 p.m. A symposium on 
"Feasts in the Stream of West- 
ern Culture" was held in the 
College Center. An hour later 
the "Feast of Hermes" was held 
in the College Park. 

The festival was opened at 
noon Wednesday, April 21, with 
Mr, Early addressing an all-col- 
lege assembly. This was the fea- 
ture event on Education Day- 
Thursday was Talent Day. and a 
"Parade of Talent" was held in 
Meldrim Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. 
Sports — 

Saturday was sports day and 
finals were held in intramural 
basketball, softball, track, and 
field events. Awards were pre- 
sented at the annual banquet 
which featured L. D. Perry as 
speaker. Curtis Cooper, '55, was 

The annual Festival Ball fol- 
lowed in the Wilcox Gymna- 

Spiritual Emphasis — 

Spiritual Emphasis Day was 
observed on Sunday with the 
men of the college taking over 
all religious activities. Rev. Wil- 
lie Gwyn, Savannah State Col- 
lege alumnus, delivered the ser- 
mon. The climax of this day's 
activities was an address by Dr. 
Harry V, Richardson In Meldrim 
Auditorium at 6 p.m. During this 
program Dr. Payne presented the 
"Man of the Year" award to 
Mr. Timothy U. Ryals. This 
award was for outstanding lead- 
ership, scholarship, character, 
and achievement. 
Art Exhibit — 

The celebration ended on Mon- 
day with an art exhibit and an 
outstanding movie featuring 
Fine Arts Day. 

The following persons were 
(Continued on Page 2i 

Language Arts 
Festival Held May 5-7 

Sadie B- Carter, '55 

The Statewide High School Language Arts Festival was heio 
at Savannah State College May 5-7, 1954. 

The main purpose of the annual conference is to develop greater 
language competency among high school students. The program is 

geared to stimulate students' 

creative ability in language; to 
improve language teaching 
through the free, cooperative 
exchange of ideas, information, 
and materials among high school 
teachers, consultants, and spon- 
sors of the festival. 

The Language Arts Festival is 
planned as a learning activity as 
well as an exhibition of talent. 

Some of the main events that 
took place were: verse writing, 
creative prose writing, spelling, 
oratory, current events discus- 
sion, one-act stage plays, radio 
skits, poetic interpretation, and 
choral reading. 

As an opportunity for teachers 
to receive help with specific 
problems in language teaching 
and related activities, seminars 
were planned in the following 
areas: creative writing; the pro- 
duction of radio skits and stage 
plays; the teaching of oral lan- 
guage; selectivity in radio, press, 
television, and motion picture 
offerings; poetic interpretation; 
and the training of verse-speak- 
ing choirs. 

The 1954 festival was one of 
the most interesting held at Sa- 
vannah State College. The plan- 
ning committee was headed by 
Mrs. Louise L. Owens. 

^Iger 's Roar Wins Award 

The Tiger's Roar, official pub- 
lication of Savannah State Col- 
lege student body, was awarded 
second place by the Columbia 
Scholastic Press Association at 
Columbia University in its an- 
nual contest which closed on 
March 12. Clarence Lofton, jun- 
ior, is editor-in-chief of the 
Tiger's Roar, and Miss Juanita 
Sellers is faculty advisor. 

We'll Need a Little Help 

On Wednesday, April 28th, a 
special noonday assembly was 
called by President W. K. Payne 
for the purpose of launching an 
organized effort to clean and 
maintain the campus grounds. 
The President's plan was de- 
tailed by Mr. Felix Alexis. Sup- 
erintendent of Buildings and 
Grounds. Approximately one- 
half hour was allotted for the 
paper-debris gathering. Start- 
ling results were attained. Stu- 
dents, faculty, and staff cooper- 
ated as per expectations. There 
is good reason to anticipate that 
the idea will continue vigorously 
in effect. Our current emphasis 
is a phase of Governor Tal- 
madge's statewide clean-up 

The old saying — One thousand 
people may pass while only one 
may enter — carries much truth. 
Particularly is it applicable to 
our present efforts. 

Even the most distant visitor 
has been heard to reaffirm the 
beauty of the Savannah area. 
As far as our campus is con- 
cerned, there are few communi- 
ties in the world on which Na- 
ture has smiled so lavishly. On 
every hand, the trees, the Span- 
ish moss, the flowers, and the 
contours bear witness to this 

Who is to keep the campus 
clean and thus voice approval of 
God's handiwork? Obviously 
those who enjoy the beauty and 
who receive the credit for being 
connected with the naturally 
beautiful surroundings should 
assume this task. Keeping the 
campus clean and attractive is 
indeed minor, In comparison 
with the creating of It. Should 

the students aid in the mainte- 
nance? the faculty? the staff? 
Each response must be in the 
affirmative! Savannah State 
College is our home. It is the 
residence of a student for ap- 
proximately four years, whether 
he lives on or off campus. The 
average number of years spent 
in residence by faculty and staff 
is considerably in excess of four 
years. From the campus we de- 
rive more than education on the 
one hand and professional status 
on the other. To it we are ob- 
ligated to render more than 
mere appreciation — something 
in accord with the benefits 

"What is your major?" A stu- 
dent, selected at random, replies 
proudly that he is in elementary 
education. His training encom- 
passes far more than the philo- 
sophy of education, the curricu- 
lum, and the psychology of 
learning-teaching. Concomitant 
learnings are continually influ- 
encing our would-be professional 

(Continued on Page 3' 


Timothy D, Ryals, President of 
the Student Council, was se- 
lected MAN OF THE YEAR for 


April, 1054 

Tiger's Roar 


Editor-in-Chief Clarence Lofton 

Associate Editor Dorothy Bess 

Managing Editor Charlie E. Locke 

Feature Editor Mary Faison 

Society Editor Lonnye Adams 

Sports Editor James O'Neal 

Assistant Sports Editor Samuel Powell 

Exchange Editor Margaret Brower 

Copy Editor Doris Sanders 

Fashion Editor Mercedes Mitchell 

Art Editor 

Business Manager 

Circulation Manager 
Advertising Manager 

Dorothy Davis 

Roberta Glover 

Timothy Ryals 

Rosemary King 

Pauline Silas 


David Bodison 

Edward Hicks 

Joseph Brown 

Willie L. Hopkins 

Julius E. Browning 

Farris Hudson 

Nathan Dell 

Lillian Jackson 

Mattie C, Epps 

Shirley L. Jenkins 

Thomas Evans 

Ida Mae Lee 

Lillian Freeman 

Gloria A. Moultrie 

Nettye A. Handy 

Ruby Simmons 

Solomon Green 

Nadene Cooper 

Dorothy Moore 

Johnnie M. Thompson 

Juanita G. Sellers— Advisor 

Member of: 





The Need For Leadership 

The need for good leadership 
among men has become increas- 
ingly obvious in recent years. 
The world is in need of qualified 
people to take their places as 
leaders, as guides or conductors 
to steer their people to a safe 
and profitable destiny. It is up 
to us to prepare ourselves to 
meet such a demand. 

In considering preparation for 
leadership, we pre to be mind- 
ful of the qualities sought in a 
leader — those qualities that 
are essential for effective leader- 
ship. Some of these qualities 
are: the ability to think clearly 
and logically, the ability to ac- 
cept criticisms both good and 
bad, a feeling of security, a sense 
of responsibility, foresight, 
thoughtfulness, respectfulness, 
and freedom from prejudices. 
Leadership also necessitates ed- 
ucation. We must note that an 
educated person is one who 

ties just mentioned are not 
usually inherited, but are de- 
veloped over a period of time by 
special efforts. 

As the leaders of tomorrow, 
we should be mindful of our 
responsibilities. The weight of 
the world is thrust upon our 
shoulders, not as scorn but be- 
cause we are men and are looked 
upon as the most efficient char- 
acters in the field of leadership. 

We should face life's problems 
just as George Washington Car- 
ver, Booker T. Washington, 
Abraham Lincoln, Thomas 
Paine. Ralph Bunche, and others 
have done. These men had and 
have courage and the will power 
to go forward — to make this 
world a better place in which to 
live. Now it is our task and 
duty to launch out and do like- 
wise. Are we willing to do our 
part, meet the world's demand 
for leadership, and steer our peo- 

capable of doing the right thing J __ 

at the proper time. The quali-"flple to safety' 

Children's Progress At 
Nursery School 

Solomon Green, '55 
During a recent observation of 
the pre-school children at the 
S.S.C. nursery school, we became 
acquainted with many of the 
children's developmental activi- 
ties that are responsible for the 
instilling of desirable social 
behavior. Many activities are 
designed to motivate better 
learning also. 

Miss Zella Owens, the teacher. 
gives each child her personal at- 
tention, understands each indi- 
vidual, and has succeeded in 
creating the type of environ- 
ment which brings happiness to 
everyone. . The program is flex- 
ible; therefore, it adapts itself 
to each child's needs as well as 
age. The children's ages range 
from two to five. 

Further, we found that the 
children are being developed in . 
the following ways: socially, 
they have learned to work and 
play together and many are 
striving for group approval ; 
mentally, the children are be- 
coming more and more alert in 
simple problem-solving and in 
grasping new ideas; emotionally, 
the children are becoming more 
friendly toward others and their 

pent up emotions are released 
through play activities, thus, 
aiding them to control their 
tempers most of the time; phys- 
ically, they are striving most 
heartily for better muscle co- 
ordintion and better motor 
skills, the boys especially. 

Savannah State College has a 
promising future generation of 
prospective football and basket- 
ball players. We noticed some 
good throwers, good punters, 
and good catchers in this group. 
The children are striving for 
and developing greater accuracy 
in their learning and social 

Can You 

Take It? 

What do you do when your 
errors are called to your atten- 

ALIBI? Do you blame the er- 
rors on others, on conditions out 
of your control, or faulty orders? 

ARGUE? Do you go on the de- 
fensive and justify your work? 

IGNORE? The best way to get 
along Is to pay small attention 

Current News 

Nathan Mitchell 

Dorothy Davis. Gerue Ford 

Rosa Penn 

Irving Dawson, James Thomas 

Constance Greene 


Thomas Evans, '55 

The recent statement by Vice 

President Nixon — "If the situa- 
tion demands it, the U. S. might 
have to send troops to Indo- 
china" — has set the entire inter- 
national news front aflare. Indo- 
china is crucial to the West be- 
cause a communist take-over 
there, by military or political 
means, would increase commu- 
nist prestige vastly and put them 
at the gateway to all Southeast 
Asia. As a result of Vice Presi- 
dent Nixon's statement, the 
question has arisen — is this "an- 
other Korea?" 

The European Defense Com- 
munity Treaty is the keystone 
of Western defense planning in 
Europe. Last week in a flurry 
action, obviously connected with 
Secretary Du\les' trip, Britain 
and the U. S. fulfilled the de- 
mands made by France and the 
French moved a step closer to- 
ward setting a date for parlia- 
mentary debate on the treaty. 
E.D.C. provides for rearmament 
of West Germany and integra- 
tion of the West German force 
together with forces of five West 
European countries in a unified 
command under NATO- 
Delegates to the Georgia 
Teachers and Education Associ- 
ation convention, which con- 
vened in Savannah, Georgia. 
April 15-16. adopted a resolution 
"to work assiduously for the de- 
feat" of the proposed constitu- 
tional amendment that would 
permit the transference of the 
state school system from public 
to private hands. "This amend- 
ment will be submitted to the 
voters in the November elec- 
tion." the resolution said, "and 
this organization urges its mem- 
bers to work assiduously for the 
defeat of this amendment." 

The national sports writers 
have picked the Brooklyn 
Dodgers and the New York 
Yankees as winners of the Na- 
tional and American League 
pennants for 1954. 


(Continued from Page 1) 
members of the festival plan- 
ning committee: T. R. Evans, 
general chairman; W. E. Pullin, 
John Middleton, Oscar G. Dil- 
lard, N. R. Freeman, George 
Johnson, Jefferson Scruggs, 
Henry N. Johnson, James F. 
Densler, Nathan Dell. Frank 
Johnson. W. T. Shropshire, E. A. 
Bertrand. W. J. Holloway, Den- 
nis Williams, Walter A. Mercer, 
Ted Wright. Sr., A. E. Frazier. 
Wilton C. Scott, Curtis V. Coop- 
er, Johnnie Paul Jones, James 
Thomas, Johnny Ponder, and 
Phillip J. Hampton, 

to such criticism. Nobody else is 
likely to notice the thing. Why 
get upset about it? Say nothing 
and it will be forgotten. Every- 
body makes mistakes. It's only 

GROVEL? Gosh, I'm sorry. 
You are wonderful to discover 
what was wrong — I didn't. I 
didn't. I must be off my feed. 
I had a bad night's sleep. Please, 
please let it pass this time. 

ADMIT? Admit the error! Say 
you are sorry, and will take 
steps to do better, but to do it 
with self-respect. RESOLVE to 
prevent future errors, but do not 
do much talking — except to 
yourself. STUDY the error and 
find out why and how you made 
it, and what means can be taken 
to prevent its recurrence, RE- 
SOLVE to be more careful, more 
attentive, more persistent, more 
accurate. BE big enough to ad- 
mit it was your error, and re- 
sourceful enough to do some- 
thing about it in the future. 

Creative Tributes 

That's Love 

Solomon Green '55 
What's love? Define, I'll try to 

It's hard, so true. 
But if queerly he looks at you 
And those lovely eyes, you look. 

Were he to go, you hope to die 
That's love, you can't deny. 

If in the spring, you sing 
The blues that sadness brings, 
And to see him you forget your 

And are overshadowed with 

And in his arms you forget 

That's love, that's love, darling. 

The Road To A Career 

Solomon Green, '55 
From under the cloud the sun 

comes shining 
To brighten attitudes that have 

long been pining 
So look up colleagues! 

Upon your faults continue 

Upon S.S.C. continue depending. 
We are within sight of fewer 

hills and windings, 

So be not discouraged or 

To your friends continue send- 
Beautiful words of cheer 
Be true, mistakes observing, 
Commend others, when deserv- 
And very soon your road is 

To success and a desirable 

Current Library Favorites 

According tu recent reports, the best-selling books of 1953 dem- 
onstrated the continuing demand of readers for books of a spiritual 
content. Three books that remained on the best-seller list through- 
out 1953 are; 

Norman Vincent Peale. The Power of Positive Thinking. 

Catherine Marshall. 
Called Peter. 

The Revised Standard Version 
of the Holy Bible. 

Fulton Sheen. Life Is Worth 

In the area of fiction, the well- 
known authors were popular. 

Thomas B. Costain. The Silver 
Chalice, at the top of the list in 
January, 1953, was still included 
at the end of the year and re- 
mains on the list at present. The 
novels that led the list are: 

Alan Paton. Too Late the 

Anniemarie Selinko. Desiree. 

A, J. Cronin. Beyond This 

James Hilton. Time and Time 

Ben Ames Williams. The Un- 

James Michner. The Bridges 
of Toki-Ri. 

Ernest Gann. The High and 
the Mighty. 

Pearl Buck. Come My Beloved. 

Leon M. Uris. Battle Cry. 

Interest was also shown in: 

Saul Bellow. The Adventures 
of Augie March. 

Frank Yerby. The Devil's 

Phil Strong. Return in August. 

F. Van Wyck Mason. Golden 

Richard Lewellyn. A Flame for 
Doubting Thomas. 

Samuel Shellbarger. Lord Van- 


Frank Menke. The Encyclo- 
pedia of Sports. 

Winston Churchill. Triumph 
and Tragedy. 

Audre Maurois. Leila. 
Felix Barker. The Oliviers. 

Charles Lindbergh. The Spirit 
of St. Louis. 

Readers Choice of Best Books, 

published monthly by The H. W. 
Wilson Company, shows that the 
fiction list of library favorites 
for the month of April is headed 
by Thompson's Not As a Strang- 
er, while the leader of the non- 
fiction group is still Norman 
Vincent Peale's The Power of 
Positive Thinking. 

Other favorites mentioned in 
the above paragraphs are hold- 
ing their own among a few new- 
comers to the current library 
favorite list. 

With the season of spring in 
our midst, why not try refresh- 
ing yourself by indulging in a 
bit of reading for pleasure or 
information? The books listed 
may be found on your library 
shelves ready for your reading 

"There is a cropping-tlme in 
the generations of men, as in 
the fruits of the field; and some- 
times, if the stock be good, there 
springs up for a time a succes- 
sion of splendid men; and then 
comes a period of barrenness," 
— Aristole 

SfhenQJ-it -f-/\t~ou.fjh k-oowiecij€ 

April. 19.54 


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To those of you who have 

worked so hard and faithfully 
to cross the "burning sand," the 
columnist wishes to congratulate 
you on your final steps in reach- 
ing this goal. 

The members of the Alpha 
Kappa Alpha Sorority welcome 
in their sorority these new- 
comers : Delora Dean. Annette 
Gamble, and Geneva Young. The 
members of Delta Sigma Theta 
Sorority welcome their new- 
comers: Alfreda Adams. Jettie 
Adams. Leona Bolden. Julia Hen- 
drix, Genevieve Holmes. Rosa 
Penn, Gloria Spaulding and 
Josie Troutman. The members 
of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority 
welcome their newcomers; Annie 
M. Daniels. Bernice Murphy and 
Janette Pusha. 

And now to the young men 
who also fought with might. The 
Brothers of the Alpha Phi Alpha 
Fraternity welcome Otis Jerome 
Brock, who proved his manhood 
to walk the burning sands alone. 
The Brothers of Omega Psi Phi 
welcome their newcomers John 
Arnold and Melvin Marion. The 

Brothers of Kappa Alpha Psi 
Fraternity welcome their new- 
comers Benjamin Graham. 
James Thomas, Ernst Hicks, 
Robert Jackson, and Henry 

It has been said that "It's 
great to be a Greek" and your 
fighting to become one has 
proved this statement true. 


Now that spring has come in 
with a "Zam" and the balls are 
getting under way, everyone's 
eyes have turned to love, laugh- 
ter and tears. And yet we find 
ourselves always gay and hap- 
py. I konw that our next oc- 
casion will be enjoyed in the 
Wilcox Gymnasium. 

The Veteran's Club broke the 
season with the first ball of the 
year on April 28, and the Kappas 
came back with the ball to which 
everyone looks forward. The 
Black and White Ball was an 
evening of gaiety. 

During the evening, the Kap- 
pas carried out their usual tra- 
dition with dedications to the 
Greeks and non-Greeks and 
with the singing of the Kappa 
songs making an evening in 
Black and White one that will 
never be forgotten. 

Alpha Phi Alpha— 

"Manly deeds, scholarship, 
and love for all mankind" are 
the aims of the brothers of Del- 
ta Eta chapter of the Alpha Phi 
Alpha fraternity. 

iTiie chapter has currently 
sponsored a concert featuring 
Mrs. Willie Mae Patterson and 
Mr. Robert C. Long, Sr. This 
program was the first of its kind 
to be sponsored on the campus 
by any Greek letter organization. 
Mr. Harold Collier was general 
chairman of the program. This 
concert is only one of the many 
programs the chapter has 

The members of the fraterni- 
ty are proud to announce that 
many of the brothers made the 
honor roll last quarter. 

The Spring Ball is predicted 
to be one of the most enjoyable 
of the season. 

Delta Sigma Theta— 

Delta Nu chapter was surprised 
and elated over winning the 
Kappa's annual scholarship 

Probation week was a memor- 
able one at S.S.C. The colors 
were bright and the activities 
interesting and entertaining. 
Delta Nu added to her roster the 
following: Alfreda Adams. Jet- 
tie Adams. Leona Bolden, Julia 
Hendrix, Genevieve Holmes, 
Rosa Penn. Gloria Spalding, and 
Josie Troutman. 

This is the month to which 
every freshman "girl" casts a 
wishful eye. It is this month that 
Delta Nu celebrates May Week 
and makes the award to the 
freshman "girl" who has at- 
tained the highest scholastic 
average. An interesting chapel 
program is in the making for 
the occasion. 

Savannah State College Dance Duo performed in Meldrim Auditorium, April 16. 1354. The Duo 
is under the direction of Miss Geraldine Hooper, Instructor in the Department of Physical Education 
Sarah Howard (left) and Muriel Hatton are the performers. 

Who Is It? 

— That has finally buckled down 
to a steady girl friend? J. D., 
could it be you and is V.W. the 

lucky one? 

—That took that lost look out 
of L. J.'s old flame? O. D., 
is it you? 

—That is having a ball while his 
girl friend is doing her prac- 
tice teaching? D. N., we're 
wondering if it's you. 

— That has gotten wise to N. W. 
and has taken a powder? It 
couldn't be you, could it, 

— That has been practically 
blackballed by the girls? M. J., 
is it you? 

—That appears to be the "fa- 
vorite girl" in the eyes of W. 
W.? M. B., is it you and has 
J. R. taking the hint? 

— That is beginning to believe 
her own publicity? P. R„ is it 

—That has suddenly seemed to 
realize that W. L. W., is some- 
body else's property? R. P., 
could it be you? 

—That is one of the big ten on 
the basketball team and knows 

what he wants and how to 
keep it — H. T.. we mean? Is it 
you, R. H ? 

—That still carries that loving 
gleam in her eyes for A. L? 
M. M., is it you? 

—That started this "blind man" 
epidemic (the sunglasses, we 
mean)? Could it be M. T., E. 
I., and W.W.? 

—That has made his first wise 
choice? G. C, is it you and 
is G. N. that wise choice? 

—That is beginning to get that 
wandering look again? R. W„ 
is it you and where will you 
go this time? 

—That is president of the "Class 
Cutters?" R. K.. is it you and 
does the club boast of C, G.. 
G.G.. C. K., J. W.. C. R., and 
a number of others as mem- 

—That has found something else 
in the Chemistry Laboratory 
that is more interesting than 
Chemistry? D. P., is it you 
and could that interest be 

—That needs to take off his sun- 
glasses so that he can see that 
he isn't the coolest boy on the 
campus? E. M., is it you and 
who has been fooling you? 

— That doesn't believe in the old 
saying that children should be 
seen and not heard? W. J. A., 
is it you? 

— The moving finger writes and 
having writ moves on. „ . . 

group is directed by Mr. Bell. 


(Continued from Page 1> 
teacher. Here we refer to the 
by-products of the larger aspects 
of the educational training pro- 
gram. These, of necessity, must 
embrace cleanliness, orderliness, 
neatness, promptness, and other 
factors. Such can be no better 
learned than the campus situa- 
tion permits. Accordingly, a 
clean, attractive, healthy cam- 
pus will permit our prospective 
teacher to become aware of the 
desirable traits. In due time the 
teacher's students will be favor- 
ably influenced by the same 
traits. The elementary educa- 
tion example need not be a spe- 
cial case. All areas can be 
similarly cited. Savannah State 
College is preparing leaders — 
leaders with orderly minds which 

must be buttressed by orderly 

For every effective program 
some operating rules must be 
enunciated. Our "Campus- 
Clean" campaign is no excep- 
tion. Let us adhere to the sug- 
gestions. Your cooperation is 
urgently required. You, too, will 
observe the improvements which 
we shall effect together. 

1. Make yourself personally respon- 
sible lor items which mar our 

2. Use to the maximum the "Help- 
Keep-Ouf -Campus Clean" recep- 

if Discard candy wrappers, chewing 
gum wrappers, cigarette packets, 
and other unsightly objects at the 
proper places. 

J. Pick up at least one piece of pa- 
per or item oj debris when walk- 
ing from one building to another. 
(jive, ten, fifteen, or more items 
per day) 

5. Avoid giving one the opportunity 
to point out to you that you 
"walked over" something. 

6. firing violations of the rules to 
the attention of the individual resi- 

. Be 




by - 

—The Voice of the "Y" 

Cleveland Lawrence '57 

The Savannah State College 
YMCA has been very progressive 
since the beginning of the school 
year. The members are still 
striving to make this organiza- 
tion the best on the campus. 

Various members of the "Y." 
during the Religious Emphasis 
Week, played a major part in the 
group discussions. Mr. Farris 
Hudson ,a member of the "Y," 
was chairman of the Religious 
Emphasis Week program. 

Clarence Lofton, our president, 
and Mr. Eugene Isaacs have 
been appointed to the board of 
management for the West Broad 
Street YMCA. Mr. Lofton will 
represent the junior department 
in a meeting on March 26-28 at 
the YMCA in Atlanta. Georgia. 

Page 4 


April, 1954 

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Intramural Sports 
At S. S. C. Highlight 
Men's Festival Activities 

James L. O'Neal, Sports Editor 

Savannah State College opened 
its Seventh Annual Men's Fes- 
tival with various activities of 
intramural sports. These events 
consisted of basketball, softball, 
track and field These events 
were highlighted with a ban- 
quet given in honor of the men 
and awards were given to the 
winning teams and outstanding 

Basketball — 

The Junior Class opened the 
Men's Festival by downing the 
Sophomores, 61-50- Marcus Shel- 
man led the Trade and Indus- 
tries team with 28 points and 
upset the pre-favorite Freshman 
class, 57-51. The Senior class, 
defending champions, edged the 
Juniors, 34-33. The Trade and 
Industries played the Seniors for 
the basketball championship on 
April 24- Track and Field events 
were held on April 24. 

Walter McCall pinch-hit a 
sharp single to left center with 
the bases loaded in the 10th in- 
ning as the Juniors won, 11-10, 
over Trade and Industries. The 
Freshmen defeated the Sopho- 

mores, 13-6. The Seniors went 
down to the hard-hitting Jun- 
iors, 20-7. The .vinners of the 
Freshmen and Faculty game will 
play the Juniors for the softball 

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will emerge a most peculiar kind 
of person. You will have knowl- 

but you won't know how 
to apply it. 

We once met a man who could 
do marvelous things with figures. 
For example, he could multiply 
six digets by six digets in a frac- 
tion of a minute, and do it all 
in his head. But he had a vacant 
stare and a manager. 

Knowledge is power, but you 
have to fit it to the drive shaft 

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Sunshine is delicious, rain is 
refreshing, wind braces up, 
snow is exhilarating; there is 
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S. S. C. Plans 71st Commencement 

^Cooper and Evans 
Head Student Council 

The students at S. S. C. cast their votes on April 29, 1954 for 
the election of the Student Council President and Vice President 

and Miss Savannah State for 1954-55. 

The actual voting was preceded by a heated and interesting 
campaign. It stimulated school 

DR. IV, K. PAYNE. President of SSC, addresses the Local Alumni 
Achievement meeting. 

34 to Receive 
Diplomas June 2nd 

Sadie B. Carter. '55 

The 71st annual commencement exercises will be held at Savan- 
nah State College, June 2, 1954, at which time sixty-four students 
will receive diplomas. 

In honor of the graduation class the'last week of school is 
dedicated to them; a number of events will be given in their honor. 
The following activities have been scheduled: On Saturday. May 22, 
irom 8:00-9:00 P.M., a lawn party was given at the home of Presi- 
dent and Mrs. W: K. Payne; Tuesday. May 25th, the senior women 
had a party in Camilla Hubert Hall and the senior rrfen a smoker 
in the College Center — each event took place at 8:00 P.M.; Thurs- 
day, May 27th at 12:00 the sen- 

ior chapel exercises were held 
Meldrim Auditorium; Sunday, 
May 30th, 4:30 P.M.,|the Bacca- 
i i ureate sermon was held, de- 
livered in Meldrim Auditorium 
by Dr. Joseph P. Barbour, pastor 
of Calvary Church, Chester. 

Dr Barbour's formal training 
is as follows: A.B., Morehouse 
College, Atlanta. Georgia, 1917; 
B D., Cozer Theological Sem- 
inary, Chester, Pennsylvania; 
S.T.M., Crozer Seminary. 1936; 
LvD,, Shaw University, Raleigh, 
North Carolina, 1949. Dr Bar- 
bour is a member of the Ameri- 
can Academy of Political and 
■Social Society of Biblical Litera- 
ture and Exegesis, the N.A.A.C.P.. 
and the Alpha Phi Alpha fra- 

The outstanding speaker is the 
author of Theories of Religion 
and Psychology of the Baptist. 

After baccalaureate, there was 
a reception at the residence of 
President and Mrs. W. K. Payne 
for the alumni, faculty members, 

members of tne graduating class, 
their parents and friends. 

On Monday, May 31st at 8:00 
P.M., the senior class exercises 
will be held in Meldrim Audi- 
torium. The speaker of the oc- 
casion will be Miss Carolyn Glad- 
den, a member of the senior 
class. Delta Sigma Theta Sor- 
ority, and the Future Teachers 
of America. 

A banquet will be given in 
Adams Hall on Tuesday. June 
1st, at 8:00. at which time there 
will be a meeting of the alumni. 

The commencement exercises 
rill be held on Wednesday. June 
2nd at 11:00 A.M. in Meldrim 
Auditorium. The address will be 
delivered by«5r. Reavis Claton 
Sproull. director of the Herty 
Foundation of Savannah, Geor- 

Dr. Sproull is a graduate of 
Mercer University and received 
his Ph.D. from New York Uni- 
versity. The speaker is noted for 
his outstanding work in the field 
of chemistry research. He is list- 
ed in the AmcrU-an Men of Sci- 
ence and is also a member of 
the Kappa Phi Kappa fraternity. 

'SA / 

MRS. Ni^iilE MliRRITT, Mother of the Year at Savannah Sta^e 
College is shown being introduced by Eula Armstrong. Mrs. Merritt 
has three children attending SSC and two are graduates of the 

S.S.C. Choral 
Spring Concert 

The Savannah State College 
Choral Society under the direc- 
tion of Dr. Coleridge A. Qratth- 
waite presented its annual spring 
concert, Sunday, May 16, 1954, 
in Meldrim Auditorium. 

The chorus was at its best and 
rendered a program that in- 
cluded sacred and secular selec- 
tions hy American, English and 
German composers. 

The highlight of the event 
was the presentation of original 
poems written by Nathan Dell, 
'54. His readings were accom- 
panied by an appropriate organ 

The concert was a treat to 
music lovers. The male and fe- 
male glee clubs were featured in 
separate groups. Curtis Cooper 
'55, president of the organization, 
was baritone soloist In a group 
cf songs. 

JTennis Clinic 

The first organized Tennis 
Clinic was made a reality here 
at Savannah State College. April 
13, 1954. For the past four years 
students and members of the 
college family have participated 
in this invigorating sport, but 
the clinic as such was not or- 

Officers elected are as fol- 
lows: Miss Gwendolyn Keith, 
President; Mr. George Williams, 
Vice President; Mr. Robert Lewis, 
Jr., Secretary; and Mrs. Ella 
Fisher, Advisor. 

To date, the membership con- 
sists of fifteen persons. Two con- 
sultants have lectured on and 
demonstrated various techniques 
regarding the grip and the serv- 

The Tennis Clinic anticipates 
much more activity and many 
more learning experiences as It 
looks forward to new tennis 

spirit and provoked an unprece- 
dented political atmosphere. 

The nominees for president of 
the Student Council were: Cur- 
tis V. Cooper and Walter E. Mc- 
Call. Cooper won by a landslide. 

The nominees for vice-presi- 
dent were: Thomas Evans and 

Barbara Brunson. Evans was 

Miss Delores Perry of Savan- 
nah, Georgia, was elected "Miss 
Savannah State" and her at- 
tendants are Elizabeth Jordan 
and Francis Baker. Other nom- 
inees were: Willie Lou Wright 
and Shirley Demons. 

What's Ahead for Business 

(Radio Panel) 

On Saturday, May 1, 1954, 
three out-standing faculty mem- 
bers of S.S.C. were heard in a 
panel discussion on local Radio 
Station WSAV, an NBC outlet. 
The topic, "What's Ahead for 
Prosperity or Reces 

consumer and production goods 
was recognized, and the possi- 
bility of its furnishing the 
groundwork for the recessionary 
phase, of the business cycle was 
discussed. J 

sion?." was discussed expertly by 
Dr. R. Grann Lloyd, director of 
the monthly radio broadcast, 
Dr. Calvin L. Kiah, and Dr. Ver- 
non W. Stone. 

The pivotal date was recog- 
nized as mid-1953, when the Ko- 
rean War was abruptly brought 
to a halt. Business activity of 
the first few months of 1954 was 
related to the 1953 base period. 
Some indexes which were ob- 
served to have declined are em- 
ployment, gross national prod- 
uct, national income, spendable 
income, basic living costs, sales 
in general, new orders, industrial 
production, money in circula- 
tion, government expenditures, 
and imports. Selected economic 
barometers which showed an 
advance are construction, gov- 
ernment deficit, business expen- 
diture for plant and equipment, 
exports, stock market values, 
wholesale and retail prices, util- 
ity sales and earnings, and per- 
sonal income. 

The discussion showed the 
full-employment characteristic 
of prosperity to be in existence, 
with substantial improvement in 
view. A decreased spending for 

When the turn indicators are 
analyzed and evaluated, good 
times are predicted by the ex- 
pert business analysts and econ- 
omists. Dr, Lloyd and Dr. Stone 
demonstrated optimism and 
agreed unequivocally with that 
consensus. Dr. Kiah, on the 
other hand, registered pessim- 
ism, but he voiced a desire to 
observe more convincing evi- 
dence of prosperity. 

^Nathan Dell 

Reverend Nathan Dell has 
been given a three year scholar- 
ship to Gammon Theological 
Seminary in Atlanta, Georgia. 
This scholarship was given by 
the Scholarship Board at Gam- 

Mr, Dell is a native of Dublin, 
Georgia, and in 1950 he gradu- 
ated from the Washington Street 
High School of Dublin. For the 
past four years he has been 
studying at Savannah State Col- 
lege as a Business Administra- 
tion major. 

September, 1954, is the time 
at which Mr. Dell plans to initi- 
ate his seminary training. 

^/STUDENT COUNCIL PREXY: Curtis V. Cooper of Savannah. 
Georgia, was elected President of the Student Council on April 

I'agc 2 


May, 1954 

Tiger's Roar 


Associate Editor 
Managing Editor 
Feature Editor 
Society Editor 
Sports Editor 
Assistant Sports Editor 
Exchange Editor 
Copy Editor 
Fashion Editor 
Art Editor 

Clarence Lofton 

Dorothy Bess 

Charlie E. Locke 

Mary Faison 

Lonnye Adams 

James O'Neal 

Samuel Powell 

Margaret Brower 

Doris Sanders 

Mercedes Mitchell 

Nathan Mitchell 

Dorothy Davis, Gerue Ford 


Rosa Penn 

Irving Dawson, James Thomas 

Constance Greene 


Dorothy Davis Timothy Ryals Roberta Glover Rosemary King 

Pauline Silas 


Business Manager 
Circulation Manager 
Advertising Manager 

David Bodison 
Joseph Brown 
Julius E. Browning 
Nathan Dell 
Mattie C. Epps 
Thomas Evans 
Lillian Freeman 

Nettye A. Handy 
Solomon Green 
Dorothy Moore 
Edward Hicks 
Willie L. Hopkins 
Farris Hudson 
Lillian Jackson 
Juanita G. Sellers — Advisor 

Shirley L. Jenkins 
Ida Mae Lee 
Gloria A. Moultrie 
Ruby Simmons 
Nadene Cooper 
Johnnie M. Thompson 

Member of; 


Growth and Development 

During the past centuries, we 
have observed the increasing 
number of students passing 
through the halls of colleges and 
universities. These men and 
women have ben cultivated like 
the soil of the earth- 
Remembering a person as a 
freshman is different from the 
memory of a graduating senior. 

As a freshman, a person may- 
be considered as a seed being 
planted into the earth that it 
may have a chance for growth. 
The student then enters the 
sophomore and junior years in 
order to continue in physical, 
social, religious and mental 
growth, and he will begin to de- 
velop a sound set of values that 
will aid in his life's work. 

The tempo of change today 
is a challenge to every individual 
to understand himself and his 
world about him. He must de- 
velop the power to maintain 
harmony between inner and 
outer forces. The college student 
is developing into a potential 
leader as well as a follower in 
the world; he has first hand in- 
formation relative to responsi- 
bilities and problems of living 
today. He has a chance of be- 
coming a creative citizen pre- 
pared to cope intelligently with 
new conditions as they arise. 
Growth and development in col- 
lege are essential foundations for 

this creative citizenship that is 
necessary to succesful living be- 
yond the college years. 

The three major areas in 
which one should grow and de- 
velop for the betterment of him- 
self arid humanity are: Sound 
Philosophy of Life. Through a 
college career one acquires tech- 
niques, points of view and in- 
formation. But if a college stu- 
dent is to develop to his fullest 
capacity for the enrichment of 
his philisophy, he should attain 
something more. He should 
strive for a desired way of life 
and develop a system of values 
that maybe willfully believed in 
and accepted by the individual. 
A Pleasing Personality. Per- 
sonality is not developed merely 
by going to college or by taking 
lessons in how to gain friends. 
A healthy personality is a com- 
plex structure, and cannot be 
glibly achieved. An effective de- 
velopment of personality may be 
obtained by the improvement of 
the sum total of habits that one 
has formed. Finally. Knowledge 
and Skill. In order to progress 
successfully in life, one must 
have ability along with a wide 
scope of knowledge that can be 
applied to everyday living. Any 
goal can be attained if one is 
industrious, ambitious, and skill- 
ful in utilizing the knowledge 
obtained from a college educa- 

School Is Never Out 

>A Reporter's Views on 
Joseph Brown '58 

As the school year comes to 
an end, a shadow of melan- 
choly is cast over the entire 
campus Our beloved seniors who 
have striven so hard toward 
these final days are planning for 

Commencement does not just 
mean the long processions and 
the series of exercises that go 
to make up the commencement 
activities. Commencement has a 
more significant meaning. Let 
us carefully analyze the word 
and see what it really means. 
Commencement comes from the 
Latin word commence which 
means to begin; therefore, when 
one graduates he has just be- 

School is never out. After 
commencement then what? 
Some will enter the various uni- 
versities where they will secure 
education that leads to an even 
higher degree. Some will take 

jobs and will profit from some- 
thing that they have never ex- 
perienced before. Some will en- 
ter the various branches of serv- 
ice ; there, too, they will have 
new experiences. No matter 
what field one may enter, one 
will still undergo some form of 

Our education began when we 
were put into this world several 
years ago. It is like being at 
the foot of a ladder, this ladder 
is the ladder of life and can 
only be climbed step by step. 
Many times while one is climb- 
ing, he faces numerous obstacles, 
but if the determination is great 
enough, the obstacles are soon 
cast aside. 

As one reaches the top of the 
ladder, he will be able to seek 
out his future. As for our grad- 
uates, the stage was set, and 
they were the players. They 
must have acted well their parts, 
for they will have gone another 
step on the ladder of life on 
June 2nd. 

Current News 

Thomas R. Evans, '55 

Since the fall of Dien Bien 
Phu, much discussion has been 
centered around the interven- 
tion .of the United States into 
the Indo-Chinese war. Senator 
Knowland. house majority lead- 
er, is in favor of the United 
States' giving the French air and 
sea aid in fighting the com- 
McCarthy ism 

The McCarthy committee 
hearings are of no benefit to the 
American people. The commit- 
tee hearings have been success- 
ful only in lowering the Ameri- 
can prestige abroad. 

The question that has arisen in 
my mind is whether the legisla- 
tive body is going beyond its 
limitations or not. 
Supreme Court Makes History — 

The recent ruling of the Su- 
preme Court outlawing segrega- 
tion in public schools has pro- 
voked much discussion. The 
south in particular, has taken 
the ruling cautiously and calmly 
except for Georgia's governor, 
Herman Talmadge, who stated 
that the ruling by the head 
court has reduced the Constitu- 
tion to a mere 'scrap of paper' 
World Record Set — 

The recent world mile record 
set by Roger Bannister (time 
3:59.41, English medical student. 
has broken the legendary 4:00 
mile. Even after setting a world 
record, Bannister said that his 
greatest ambition is to beat 
America's Wes Santee. 
Criticism — 

I would like to criticize the 
administration and the kind of 
support that has been given to 
Secretary Stevens in the commit- 
tee hearings. With the under- 
standing that the secretary of 
army is under the Department of 
Defense, a cabinet office, it 
seems altogether fitting that the 
executive branch would defend 
the person concerned since these 
offices are under its jurisdiction. 
Much to my regret, I would like 
to say that the executive branch 
has not been outspoken enough. 

Readers' Favorites 
Old and New 

You are now one of the ap- 
proximately 300,000 college stu- 
dents who received their first 
degree this year. Your degree 
granted you so recently records 
the arduous hours, the credits, 
and the months in residence. 
The world has yet to measure 
your education as your Alma 
Mater has your schooling. What 
will count in what you have 
learned is what you can do with 
your knowledge. America needs 
the best minds in positions of 
leadership today — and your 
community will look toward you 
for this guidance. Be prepared 
and worthy of this confidence. 

No better means of continued 
growth can be found than read- 
ing — reading that has a purpose 
or rather a succession of pur- 
poses. Many of you who have 
been guided in what to read and 
when to read, have solemnly de- 
clared that 'come commence- 
ment' you won't look at another 
book for eons and eons. Happily 
for you and for your fellowman, 
it won't be too long before you 
will miss the companionship of 
books — for they do help supply 
fuel for the universal human 
urge to understand. So from time 
to time, when you return to 
your books, check the scope of 
your reading, for there must be 
a certain rounding out of litera- 
ture as a whole if breadth of 
background is to be developed. 
Try a book that you happen to 
see on the shelves of your li- 
brary or bookstore, or a title 
that someone recommends. 

Some of the outstanding lead- 
ers in the civic, educational, re- 
ligious and business life of Sa- 
vannah suggest the following 

A Profile of a Senior 

Sadie B. Carter, '55 
Miss Lillle Mae Jackson, commonly called "Lil", hails from 
Savannah. Georgia. She is a graduating senior in the division of 
Arts and Sciences with a major in Mathematics and a minor in 
General Science- 
Miss Jackson has made an enviable record here as a student 
leader. She is a member of Delta 
Sigma Theta Sorority. Inc. and 
has been recording secretary for 
two years. She is also a member 
of Alpha Kappa Mu, Beta Kappa 
Chi Scientific Honor Society, Fu- 
ture Teachers of America, and 
the Tiger's Roar. 

Miss Jackson represented the 
college in various conferences. 
Among them are: The Fifteenth 
National Convention of Alpha 
Kappa Mu which was held at Ar- 
kansas AMAN College, Pine 
Bluff, Arkansas; the First Re- 
gional meeting of Region I, 
Johnson C. Smith University. 
Charlotte, N. C, and the Second 
Regional meeting at Bennett 
College, Greensboro, N. C. 

"Lil's" phylosophy of life has 
facilitated her meeting people. 
She believes that one should live 
in the present and not wait for 
tomorrow. . . . "Live each day 
full and tomorrow and yesterday 
will automatically fall in line." 

Miss Jackson won the titles of 
"Miss Mathematics" 1951, Miss 
Delta 1953, and the Campus 
Community Club award of 1953. 

"Lil" said that Savannah State 


had developed her personality 
through opportunities offered its 
students in "public relations." 
She feels academic pursuits only 
touch part of the person, but 
conferences and "public rela- 
tions" afford a much broadei 
base for development. 

Creative Tributes 

Solomon Green '55 
The sun drifts across the 

westerly hills and bays, 
Darkening the earth with 

beautiful arrays. 
Then the shadows come to 

brighten stars' lights, 
And God chose to call this 


Then, the sun comes near, 
The dear stars it scares 
And makes sleepy shadows 

As the sun becomes bright 
Animals begin their plight, 
And love is so wonderful 

and gay, 
God chose to call this day. 

books — informational, recrea- 
tional, and inspirational — for 
you, the 1954 Graduates of Sa- 
vannah State College 

Mr. Sam G. Adler, 

President of Leopold Adler Co. 

Charles Dickens is acknowledged 
to be the author's masterpiece 
and regarded by himself as his 
best work. The hero's experi- 
ences relate to the author's own 
early life. WOOD-CARVER OF 
LYMPUS, by Mary E. Waller is 
a story of the courage that is 
shown by a young handicapped 
(Continued on Page 3) 

Johnnie Mae Thompson '58 
I once was alone until I fount! 

I once was alone, heartbroken 

and blue. 
I prayed for the day when 

you would be 
Mine, to love eternally. 
I found in you a fountain 

I found in you a life 

My wish has now, at last, 

come true, 
For you are mine and I love 


Nadene Cooper '55 
If you should try and fail 
To accomplish what you plan 
Don't give up hope and 

Hold your head up, and try 

If every way you try to go 
Someone seems to hinder. 
Just take it as your part. 
Never to hardships surrender 
If each day seems to darken 
Your life with clouds of 

Keep trying with sincerity, 
Stand up to your conviction. 
Your efforts, hardships and 

Are something like a friend. 
You'll never know what you 

can do, 
Until you have tried again. 

A Senior's Message 

Dorothy Mae Bess, '54 
There is inexpressible joy in 
being a senior; so many hopes 
and ideals are collected in one's 
mind When I think of the 
status of a Senior ,it reminds 
me of one who looks back and 
then forward. A senior casts a 

backward look at his achieve- 
ments and his failures. In his 
achievements, he finds satisfac- 
tion; while in his failures, he 
sees the possibility for improve- 
ment. Looking forward, he is 
held tightly by the clutches of 

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^ Sfrt'OR'5 DKCrtrVt 

May. 1954 


Page 3 

Engaged — 

Mr. and Mrs. James C. Perry 
announce the engagement of 
their daughter, Miss LaVerne 
Perry to Pvt. Marvin B. Pittman. 
son of Mr. and Mrs. Johnny W. 
Pittman. Miss Perry is a senior 
here at Savannah State College, 
majoring in Elementary Educa- 
tion and a member of the Alpha 
Kappa Alpha Sorority. She is a 
native of Vaidosta, Georgia. Pvt. 
Pittman is a graduate of Savan- 
nah State College, a member of 
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity and 
a member of Beta Kappa Chi. 
He is a native of Blakely, Geor- 

Mr. and Mrs. Ben T. Arm- 
strong, Sr. announce the engage- 
ment of their daughter, Miss 
Eula Armstrong, to Mr. James 
Willis, son of Mr. and Mrs. Prince 
Willis. Miss Armstrong is a senior 

here at the College, majoring in 
Elementary Education. She is a 
native of Hazelhurst, Georgia. 
Mr. Willis is a junior, majoring 
in Social Science here at Savan- 
nah State. He is a native of 
Cairo, Georgia. 

Now that everyone has en- 
joyed the last ball and their 
attention is fumed to the Com- 
mencement exercises and the 
many different places and things 
he will be going and doing the 
summer months, the columnist 
at this time wishes you an en- 
jcyable vacation and hope that 
you will do all the wonderful 
things you have planned for your 

Here's hoping that all your 
desires will be granted and a 
speedy return to another aca- 
demic year here at Savannah 
State College. 

Creative Tributes 

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority 
A Message to the Neophytes: 

As time marches on, so does 
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority 
Delta recently marched on to 
v.elcome into her ranks eight 
new sorors. Although the sands 
L-urned their feet and the sun 
■■■<. ared their backs and soiled 
their garments, the eight bar- 
barians, because of their deter- 
mination, reached their glorious 

Gloria Spaulding, Genevieve 
Holmes. Julia Hendrix, Rosa 
Penn, Leona Bolden, Jettie Ad- 
orns, Alfreda Adams, and Josie 
1 joutman proved that they are 
v. omen of might as they emerged 
from probation as Neophytes of 
Delta Nu Chapter. 

Delta Nu welcomes you, Neo- 
1'hytes! May you join hands in 
our great sisterhood and prove 
to be as valuable as gold. May 
your atrributes spur Delta Nu 
on to greater heights. 

Omega Psi Phi Fraternity 
Alpha Gamma is proud to wel- 
come to its roster two members. 
John Arnold and Melvin Marion. 
The Q's are working diligent- 
ly and have the spirit of Omega 
set in their hearts while they 
are eagerly awaiting the date 
for the Omega's annual Spring 
EjH which will be given on the 
29th of May. The theme for this 
year's ball is South Pacific 

Looking into the future, Alpha 
Gamma Chapter has elected the 
following officers for the com- 
ing year: [^filter McCall, ba- 
sileus; Melvin Marion, vice ba- 
sileus, assistant keeper of rec- 
ords and seals; Clarence J Lof- 
ton, keeper of finance; Levy 
Taylor, chaplain; Nathan S. 
Mitchell, chapter editor; Arthur 
Johnson, dean of pledges, and 
Johnny Moton, parliamentarian. 
One poet has said that variety 
is the spice of life; looking at 
the different majors that our 
graduating brothers have, we 
can see a typical example of 
variety. They are^Robert Phil- 
son, majoring in Trades and In- 
dustrial Education; Marvin Byrd, 
majoring in Biology and Chem- 
istry; James Hill, majoring in 
Social Science; David Hooks, ma- 
joring in Elementary Education; 
and Tommy Sneed, majoring in 
Business. The Q's are majoring 
in every phase of life. We are 
wishing to the Omegas along 
with the other graduating sen- 
iors a successful life's career full 
of prosperity, joy and happiness. 
Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity 
The Kappa Alpha Psi Fratern- 
ity has recently promoted the 
last three of its major programs 
of the school year. Terminating 
with the Black and White Ball, 
the fraternity is proud of a suc- 
cessful year. 

The Variety show on April 23. 
with our advisor, Mr. John H. 

Camper, serving as master of 
ceremonies was enjoyed by a 
near capacity crowd in Meldrim 
Auditorium. The show gained the 
interest of talent throughout the 
campus as well as the city of Sa- 
vannah. Trophies and cups were 
given to groups or individuals 
who were deserving in the opin- 
ion of the judges. Highlighting 
(he show was a short intermis- 
sicn skit by the "dogs" who were 
about half way across the "sand" 
trying to make Kappa. 

The fraternity expanded its 
breadth with the initiation of 
six neophytes. On the night of 
April 27. the initiation of James 
Thomas. Henry Dressen, Earnest 
Hicks, Robert Jackson, Benjamin 
Graham, and Johnnie P. Jones 
was culminated in the form of 
a banquet with the pledges act- 
ing as hosts. 

Probably the most memorable 
event of the year is the annual 
Black and White Ball sponsored 
by the Brothers of Gamma 
Chi. The tireless efforts proved 
worthy and not in vain. Every- 
one enjoyed a pleasant evening, 
The serenity of the music of Joe 
Bristow was at its best and 
stirred one's emotions. 

The Brothers are looking for- 
ward to another glorious and 
prosperous school year with the 
following newly elected officers: 
. Jtmes Thomas, polemarch; Vir- 
^gil Wilcher, vice polemarch; 
Robert F. Jackson, keeper of rec- 
ords; Benjamin Graham, keeper 
of exchequer; David Lurry, strat- 
egus; Ernest Hicks, historian; 
Sampson Frasier, dean of pledg- 
es; James Murray, assistant dean 
of pledges; Dennis Williams, 
chaplain: James Collier, James 
Curtis, and Henry Dressen, Com- 
mittee Chairman 


The members of Rho Beta 
Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorori- 
ty are happy and sad that sev- 
eral of our sorors have almost 
reached the end of their under- 
graduate days. When we return 
in September we will miss the 
faces of Sorors Beautine Baker, 
our Basileus, Gwendolyn Webb 
Horvel, and LaRue Gaskin. We 
wish them the best of every- 

We are happy to welcome these 
little sisters into our pledge club 
—Little Sisters Willa Edgefield, 
Li Hie Ruth Massey, Gwendolyn 
Keith, Dorothy Rose Heath, Mary 

TEAR is Gwendolyn Keith. She 
is a sophomore from Jackson- 
ville, Florida, and she is one of 
the stars of our basketball team. 
All of the contestants for the 
title were entertained at the 
home of Soror Pauline Lyles dur- 
ing Finer Womanhood Week. 
The other participants in the 
contest were Miss Virgina James. 

SSC Band gave a splendid concert on May 2, 1054, in Meldrim Auditorium. The group is under 
the direction of Mr, L. A. Pyke. 

Miss Evelyn Culpepper, Miss 
Doris Singleton, Miss Dorothy R. 
Davis, Miss Nadene Cooper, Miss 
Lillie Jackson, Miss Alma Hun- 

Soror Barbara Brunson attend- 
ed the regional meeting of Alpha 
Kappa Mu Honor Society. The 
meeting was at Bennett College, 
Greensboro, N. C, May 7-8. Lit- 
tle Sister Willa Edgefield is one 
of the new members of Alpha 
Kappa Mu. 

Two of our brothers have vis- 
ited the campus recently. Broth- 
er Daniel Hendrix and several of 
his students from Brooks High 
School. Quitman. Georgia, par- 
ticipated in the Language Arts 
Festival, May 6-8. The smiles 
you see on Soror Clyde Faison's 
face are there because Brother 
Carl Faison, USAF. has returned 
to the States after having been 
stationed in England for several 

The Lamps 
The Lampados Club of the 
Alpha Gamma Chapter of Omega 
Psi Phi Fraternity has been or- 
ganized for the forthcoming 
school year. 

i^jGeorge B. Williams, Jr., fresh- 
man, majoring in Social Science 
and graduate of the T. J, Elder 
High School, Sandersville, Geor- 
gia, was elected as president. 
Ray Fuller, freshman, majoring 
in Mathematics, and a graduate 
of the Dickerson County High 
School, Vidalia, Georgia, was 
elected treasurer. Melvin Byrd, 
freshman, majoring in Industrial 
Education, a graduate of West 
End High School, Hogansville, 
Georgia, was elected as secre- 
tary. Pies Bruce, junior, major- 
ing in Industrial Education, a 
graduate of Alfred E. Beach High 
School, Savannah. Georgia, was 
elected as chaplain; Homer Bry- 
son, junior, majoring in Indus- 
trial Education, a graduate of 
the Fair Street High School. 
Gainsville. Georgia, was elected 
as reporter. 


{Continued from Page 21 
farmer. A chance comer opens 
the way for him to gain friends 
and interests in the outside 

Here's To Veterans 

The Veterans' Club has round- 
ed off a successful year with the 
Veterans' Ball at Willcox Gym- 
nasium on the night of Wednes- 
day, April 28. However, we are 
looking forward to helping Mr. 
Ryles and the Van Allison Post 
of the V. F. W. of the city of 
Savannah observe Memorial Day. 

Although the club was forced 
to give its ball in the middle of 
the week, no shortcomings were 
felt. The ball was a gay affair 
with music by Jimmy Dillworth 
and his Blazers. The President of 
the club presented "Miss Vet- 
eran", Miss Francine Ivery. with 
a beautiful bouquet at intermis- 
sion. "Miss Veteran" was beau- 
tifully clad in a white evening 
dress with cardinal trimmings 
and matching corsage and was 
escorted in a way to show just 
how much the club appreciated 

Opportunity is taken here to 
announce that the Veteran Loan 
Association is closing its records 
for the school year to reopen in 
September. Dividends will be de- 
clared early in the month of 
October. The date will be an- 
nounced later. For any further 
information, please contact any- 
one of the members of the Board 
of Directors. 

Mr. R. C. Beeinon, 

Principal of Savannah High 

A. Overstreet, THE RISE OF 
Charles A. Beard, WAR AND 
PEACE, by Tolstoy, and THE 
Will Durant, are books that will 
prove rewarding to the reader 
seeking both information and 

Mr. Leroy R. Bolden, 
Instructor of English at 
Beach High School 
Costain, a novel based on leg- 
ends of the years following 
Christ's crucifixion, is a welcome 
relief from the fleshy type of 
story many have come to regard 
as literature. MARRIAGE IS ON 

The Voice 
of the "Y" 

Cleveland Lawrence '57 

The Savannah State College 
Y. M. C. A. has grown exceed- 
ingly since the beginning of the 
school year 1953-54. Some sixty 
members joined this organiza- 
tion during that time. The 
Y. M. C. A, was the sponsor of 
the Religious Emphasis Week 
program and participated in the 
Brotherhood Week program. 

This year a basketball team 
was organized and was very suc- 
cessful. Having defeated all the 
campus intramural teams, the 
"Y" team played the Faculty 
Ail-Star team. The faculty was 
defeated; therefore, the "Y" 
team is the campus champs for 

In the tentative program, the 
members of the "Y" plan to as- 
sist during freshman orientation 

On Awards Day the "Y" will 
be giving awards to four out- 
standing members in the Y. M. 
C. A. Mr, Eugene Isaac, the ad- 
visor, has done a marvelous job 
with the "Y" this year. 

We are hoping that our "Y" 
will be one of the best organi- 
zations on the campus next 

TRIAL by J. A. Sbarboro and 
Saltonstall presents a discussion 
that is calm, reasonable, but not 

Rev. Fr. Benedict Burke, S.M.A.. 
Principal of Blessed 
Pius X High School 

GROSS by Langston Hughes is 
a current easy to read book of 
a number of inspirational biog- 
raphies. DARK SYMPHONY by 
Elizabeth L. Adams is a serious 
autobiographical study. 

Rev. A. C. Curtright, 

First Congregational Church 

Of the books I have read re- 
cently, there are three which I 
place ahead of others because 
of their down to earth inspira- 
tion. These are A MAN CALLED 
PETER by Catherine Marshall, 

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. one's psiecnoes lerg to hh ai«\ ■ 

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James O'Neal, Sports Editor 
Savannah State College ended 
the seventh Annual Men's Fes- 
tival on April 27th with various 
activities of intramural sports in 
basketball, softball, track and 
field and horse shoe throwing. 

The Trade and Industries team 
got off to a fast start as they 
rattled over the senior class 57-47 
for the basketball championship. 
Marcus Shellman took scoring 
honors with 24 points followed 
by James O'Neal with 17 points. 
Other outstanding players for 
the Trade 'five' were Commodore 
Conyers, Roosevelt Kinder and 
Howard McGriff. LaRue Moseley 
and Ezra Merritt were the out- 
standing players for the seniors. 


The Faculty and Alumni out- 
scored the junior class 16-7 for 
the softball championship. Paul 
Harvell was the winning pitcher 
and James Ashe was charged 
with the loss. 


The Trade and Industries team 
won both the single and double 
from the senior and freshman 
classes in the horse shoe throw. 

Roscoe Hughes and Commo- 
dore Conyers defeated David 
Powell and Clinton Smith 21-12 
in the double. In the single, Ros- 
coe Hughes won over Frank 
Johnson 21-9 for the champion- 


The senior class edged the 
sophomore class 26-24 for the 
track and field championship. 
The junior class was third with 
18, Trade and Industries team 9, 

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fied students from southc 
HUtcs. afford graduates un- 
usual opportunities. 

Doctor of Optometry degree 
in three years for students enter- 
ing with sixty or more semester 
credits in specified Liberal Arts 

Students are granted profes- 
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freshman class 6, and faculty 
and alumni with 2 points. 

Individual scoring honors went 
to Thomas Turner 13' l i. Richard 
Washington 11 Vn and Robert 
Philson lO'i points. 


Basketball — 
Most valuable player, Marcus 
Shellman; honorable mention, 
LaRue Moseley, and James 

Most valuable player. Paul 
Harvell; honorable mention. 
Nelson Freeman, and James 

Track and Field- 
Most valuable player, Thomas 
Turner; honorable mention. 
Richard Washington, and Rob- 
ert Philson. 

Horse Shoe Throw — 
Most valuable player, Roscoe 
Hughes; honorable mention, 
Commodore Conyers, and 
Frank Johnson. 
Richard Washington — 

Best Ail-Around Player — ■ 

iContmnt-t! from Page 3) 

Daniel A. Poling, and THE 

ING, by Norman Vincent Peale. 

I say down to earth because 
these books come into the lives 
of men where they are — on earth 
grappling with their problems, 
their frustrations, — yes, even 
their questionings and doubts 
and lift their eyes and minds 
and hearts upward to a source 
of power which is so real that 
one can use it and so find a 
solution for his problems and 
wings to lift him to ,'iigher 
heights of thinking and so of 

Mr. William A. Early, 

Superintendent of Savannah 
Schools and President of the 
National Education Association 

In addition to keeping abreast 
of his professional literature a 
graduate should, of course, have 
the BIBLE as a continuing 
source of guidance and inspira- 

Mr. Foreman M. Hawes, 
President of Armstrong 

George R. Jordan. Provocative 
recordings through detailed dia- 
ries of all the author's transac- 
tions with the Russians while 
he was the Lend Lease expediter 
and liaison officer for them from 

Miss Geraldine Lemay, 

Librarian of the Savannah 
Public Library 

WINDSWEPT by Mary Ellen 

Chase is a beautifully written 
novel. The author is an artist 
with words when describing the 
outdoor scenery. The book gives 
a wonderful philosophy — life is 
made up of many little things 
rather than a few big happen- 
ings and tolerance must be 
shown for differences in people. 

Gerald W. Johnson is a chal- 
lenging commentary on things 
that have been basic in Ameri- 
can beliefs and the American 
way of life. It shows whether or 
not these same standards are 
worth upholding and if the pres- 
ent generation is upholding 

Mrs. Carrie Cargo McGlockton, 
Cargo's Beauty Shop and 

Arthemlse Goertz is a story of 
New York apartment dwellers 
whose activities give the reader 
some insight into their philoso- 
phy for achieving a satisfying 
way of life. 

Mr. T. C. Meyers, 

Dean of Faculty at Savannah