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March, 1952 

persons who qualify may bcroine mem- 

The organization of llie chapter is 
due largely lo the forpsight, interest, 
and energetic efforts o' Dr. E. K. Wil- 
liams, who explains Alpha Kappa Mu 
is inlcrestcd in developing scholarsiiip 
and is open to all Savannah Slate 
students who mainUin the required 
average. Praise is also due Mr, Ben 
Ingersoll and his efficient staff who 
checked the scholastic (juaJifications of 
each candidate. 

So ihe rains of sound scholarship and 
worthy deeds still pour at SSC. The 
nohle circle of scholars, drawn close 
hy llieir love of the true and the beau- 
tiful, will always, we trust, remain 

oppeor in academic regalia with D<. W. K, Poyne. 
liami, director of Ihe division of arts ond sclencei 
righl; Margaret T. Chiitiolm; Jewel Gamble, jecretor 
and Dean McKinney; second row, leFt to right: Geor 
relolions officer; Charles Moultrie; Darnell Joekso 
right: Richord Willioms; Eddie T. Lindscy. historian; 
Harry C. German; Alfred Jackson; and Undine Mar 

Alpha Kappa Mu Chapter Organized 

National Honor Society Set Up 

"When it rains, it pours," or "Birds of a feather flock together" are pro- 
icrbs whicli mpy be aptly applied lo this story. 

Fast on the heels of the announcement that Savannah Slale College had 
been listed a* approved by ihc Southern Association of Colleges and Secondary 
Schools came the establishment of the first national honoi society on the 
campus. The Alpha Nu chapter of the Alpha Kappa Mu Honor Society was 
set up on March 13, 1952. 

Candidates for Alpha Kappa Mu 
wire presented in assembly on Marcli 
13, in Mehhim Auditorium. Mr. Eman 
uel A, Bertrand, business manager and 
graduate member of Alpha Kappa Mu, 
gave the history and purpose of this 
organization. He cited as one of the 
aims the promotion of high scholar- 
ship among college students. He also 
repeated l\\e working motto of Alpha 
Kappa Mu; "Work as though you were 
going to live forever; live as though 
you were going lo die tonight." 

Dr. William K. Payne, -who is also 
a graduate member of .\lpha 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 of honor societies on Negro col- 
lege campuses and the effect of these 

Delores Green, senior, sang "Caro 
Mio Ben," by Ciordanello. Professor 
Hilliary Hatchett, acting chairman of 
the department of fine arts, played 
"Greek Dance" by Callinicos. 

Dr. Elsort K. Williams, director of 
the division of arts and sciences and 
advisor to Alpha Nu, presented the 
candidates for ,\lpha Kappa Mu. The 
program concluded with the singing 
of the alma mater. 

The nineteen candidates initiated in- 
to the chapter group are Ruby Chil- 
ders Black, .-\nnie G. Bussey, .-^dolphus 
D. Carter, Margaret T. Chisholm, Jim- 
mie B. Colley, Mabel P. Forlson. Jewell 
Gamble, Harry C. German, .\gnes U. 
Harris. Alfred Jackson, Darnell R. 
Jackson, Raymond Knight, Eddie T. 
Lindsey, George E. Lovett. Dorothy D, 
Mclver, Charles Moultrie, R e t h e 1 
Holmes Stratten. Leon D. Wilson, and 
Richard M. Williams. 

A cumulative average of 2.3 and an 
average of sixty semester hours were 
listed as minimum requirements for 

An initiation will be held during the 
Spring quarter during which those 


r% of A'pho Nu choplcr of Alpha Kappa Mu Horn 
Emanuel Berlrond, bysinejj manager and graduate member, Dr. E. K, Wil- 

ond adviser, and Dean McKinney. Johnson C. Smith Univoriily. Left to 
c; Jimmie B. Colley; Dr. Payne, groduale member; Mr, Berlrand; Dr. Willlami; 
je Lovett; Mabel Forslson; fiethel Holmss Stratten; Annie G. Boiiey, public 
., preiident: Dorothy D. Mclver; and Ruby Childers Black; third row, lofl to 

Leon D. Wilson, treasurer; Raymond Knight; Aldophui Carter, vico-proiidont; 

Night Courses In 
Business Offered 

hi seeking to increase its services, 
facilities, and program to the public, 
Savannah Slate 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- 
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 better 
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 Bethune chnpt. 
of the FutuT' Teachers of America 
was host to c'le slale conference of 
the FTA, on Marcli 14-1.5. Chapters 
from all over the slate were represented, 

The conference was held (or ihc 
purpose of organizing a stale-wide func- 
tioning borly oi ihe FTA, thereby com- 
bining the efforts of the various clubs 
and chapters throughout Ihe state. The 
group plans to seek admission lo ill 
Georgia Teachers and Educational As- 

"Uniting for Strength" was the theme 
of IJie two-day meet, Delegalcs came 
from Paine College, Augusta; Fort Val- 
ley State College, Fort Valley; Alfred 
E. Beach High School, Savannah; 
Woodville High -School. Savannah; 
Ballard-Hudson High School. Macon; 
anil Black»el! High School, Elberton. 

State officers elected were Carolyn 
Gladden, president, Savannah Stale; 
Bcnager fiuller, vice-president, HIack- 
well High School: Mae Carol Webb, 

secretary. Fort Valley .Stale; Annie Pf 
Thomas, assistant secretary, Paine Col/ 
lege; Ayteh Wooden, Jr., treasurer, Fon 
Valley Slate; Hurtis Ricks, chaplafti. 
Fort Valley State; Alhertha James, his- 
torian. Savannah Slale; Jetlie Adams, 
parliamentarian, Beach High School. 
John H. Camper, assistant professor of 
education. Savannah Slale College, was 
elected advisor. 

The next meeting of the Slate Con- 
ference will be held at Paine College, 
March 13-14. 

Marching Band 
Provodes Laf-esf- 
in Styles 

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 band maneuvers, 
fonnalions, and styles. The Marching 
Band often "stole the show" ivith such 
performances as "Yankee Dooiile," 
■'Clock," "Shote." and "Horn." Jauntily- 
attired and high-stepping majors and 
majorettes led the Marching Band to 

Savannah State 
Accredited By 

At tlie annual meeting of the South- 
em Association of Colleges and Sec- 
ondary Schools in Si. Petersburg, Flori- 
da, In December, 1951, the Executive 
Committee of the Southern Association 
voted to grant approval to Savannah 
Slate College. 

In June, 1940, Savannah Stale was 
given a "B" rating by the Southern 
Association; however, the Association 
no longer grants "A" or "B" ratings, 
.\n institution is either "approved" or 

Religious Week 
Stresses World 

.Siivaunnh ISlatc Collegr. ihrongh the 
YMCA and llie YWCA. sponsored ihe 
annual Religious Wrok obsorvauce 
Marcli 26. "Christianity, the liiisi* fur 
World Peace imd Unity." was tlie 
ihfine of the ohsiervunce this year. 

Dr. John Tilloy. paslor of the New 
M.iropoliUvn Hupli.-il Church, Dalll- 
;iiiirc. served lis ch!ff re-nurie person 
(m tiu- «r,-k. V s.-iniriin- nu the "Place 
d llu- Home and Family in World 
INiuc and Unily" was conducted in 
Meldrini Hull. Room 9, on March 3, 
Knuu'is Baker, direrlor. Family Serv- 

ccs of Savunnuh, 
irdinalor. Ihikcr 
0011 on "The V.t\ 
•o World Pcdc.-." 
iiiie Colley, wiilor, 

Inc., served as lul- 
led n panel diweiis- 
irihutioii of Yoiilli 
Dr. Tilley and Jim- 
>ed as coonliuu- 
lors of a discussion on "The Conlribu- 
lions ihul Studenl Organizations Ciiu 
Make to Religious Life on the College 

Dr. Tilley .Irtivered the rrgular Sun 
lay morning worship hour sermon oi. 
.Vlarch 2, On Monday, he noted as en 
onlinalor of a seminar, "Religion anu 
A'orld Peace." A Hcniinar on "Port 
aersliip in Marriage, its Contribution 
.0 World Peace, was coordinated liy 
Mr. Buk<r. March 2. 

Arthur Gignilliat, director of tlu 
evening college, Armstrong College, 
served as coordinalor of u seniinar on 
"Peace and Unity Through Education," 
jn March 3. Dr. Tilley led a semrnu 
on "Christianity Through Education,'' 
at the Library, and spoke al upper 
classmen assembly at 12:00, 

Mr. Gignilliat served an leader on u 
seminar on "New Concepts of Think- 
ing Needed for World Peace," al I -.30 
on March 4. Dr. Tilley and William 
J. Holloway, dean of men, headed 
discussion on "Contributions of Faculty 
Sponsors lo Religious Life on the Col- 
lege Campus," at ihe Community House, 
March 4. 

-Serniiiurs on various other phases of 
the ihenie were conducted throughout 
the observance. An added attraction 
this year was the prescnlation of two 
religious plays, written and directed 
by students in the class in Religion 
301, Old /Testament Literature. En- 
tilled j^he Story of Esau and Jacob" 
^iHi "Sarah and Abraham," the plays 
were directed by Annie -Grace Bussey. 
junior English major, and Lillie B. 
Johnson, senior English major. 

Honorary Degree 
Is Awarded to 
President Payne 

Prcsideul W. K,, Piiyue was award- 
■hI an honorary dejiree of Doctor of 
I.elters during the Allen University 
Fomulors' Dny eunvocntion, Friday, 
February 29. rJ52, at Columbia, South 

Dr. Payne was awiivd.-d the d<-;iree 

"for iliHliiiKtii^hi'il scivii 

r m llio [i.'lil 

of Ufhrr o.lucnlioii." 

III'. I'nyii.' <v«» nnnu' 

artiiitt pri'si- 

iloni of Siiviiiiiiiili Suite 

on Sc])l(iinl)pi' 

1. 19M. On Mnidi 1, 

|i)S(), In' woB 

named fiftli iirvsidool 

nl NS<: liy 

Chancellor Harmon S. (;alilwetl, 

Prior to his appoinlnient as presi- 
dtui he serveil us examiner and profes- 
'111 of cdiiciilion anil deiin of liiHlriiction 
It Suvaiuiali Slale. Ilefore eumiiig lo 
SHvannnh Stale, Dr, Payne served as 
instriielor and principal nt Alaiiiuha 
State Teachers Colh-Ke High School; 
im-lnielor al Alcorn ASM Cotlego; 
rleaii al Alaliuinn Stale College; and 
ileiui of Duiihar Junior College, which 
he organised. 

The SSC family is pruud of Ihe well- 
deserved reeognilioii of service thai has 
collie lo its lieatl. Dr. Pnync's intcnBC 
inlerestl in tile growth and develop- 
iiieiit of Niudr'iits marks him us a mem- 
her of the .Vanguard of service and 


Division of Trades 
Host to State 

The division of trades and industries 
served as host lo the slale conference 
of the American Youth Industrial Edu- 
cation Association and the Annual 
Stale Trades Contest, Friday, March 
28. All high schools in Georgia of- 
fering trades in their curricula were 
invited lo participate in the contest, 
if ihey were able to enter a team in 
any of the following trades: automobile 
mechanics, carpentry, masonry, radio 
repairing, shoe repairing, and cosme- 

First place winners in this contest 
will compete in the National .\merican 
Youth Industrial Education Association 
Trade Conlei.t. lo be held May 5-6, at 
Savannah .Slate College. 

Various staff members of the di- 
vision acted as judges for the state 
contest. William B. Nelson is chair- 
man of the division. 

Medical Schools 
Recommend May 
Admission Test 

CanrlidulcM for admission lo me<lieul 
teliool in the fall of 1953 are advised 
lo lake the Medical College Admission 
Te»l in May, il was uniiounced today 
by Educational Tesling Service, which 
prepares and administers the lest for 
the Associulion of American Medical 
Colleges, These leslH. re([uircd of ap- 
plicants by a numlier at leading medical 
colleges throughout the i^ounlry, will be 
given twice during the current calender 
year. Candidale» taking the May test, 
however, will he able to furnish scores 
to institutions in early fall, when many 
medical colleges begin the scleclion of 
their next entering class. 

Candidates may take the MCAT on 
-Saturday, May 10, 1952, or on Monday, 
November 3, l'J.52, at adminislrations to 
be held al more than 300 local centers 
in all parts of the country. The Asso- 
ciation of American Medical Colleges 
recommends that candidates for admis- 
■-ion lo classes starting in the fall of 
1953 take the May test. 

The MCAT consists of tests of gen- 
eral scholastic ability, a test on under- 
slanding of modern society, and an 
achievement lest in science. According 
to E'I'S, no special preparation other 
than a review of science subjects is 
necessary. All questions are of the 
objective type. 

Application forms and a Dullelin of 
Information, which gives details of 
registration and administration, as well 
as sample tguestions, are available from 
pre-medical advi -rs or directly from 
Educational Tesling Service, Box 592. 
Princeton, N. J. Completed applications 
must reach the ETS office by April 
26 an<l Oclober 20, respectively, for 



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March, 1952 

The Tiger's Roar 

Member: ln„.TColk-ei«.. Pres. A»«.ci..i»n; National Scl,.ol Public R.I.- 
lions Associalion. 

P„bli,h»d ux .im=, P« ye.r b, .he .mden.s of S...„n.h S.e.e College 
,br,ugh 'be Office .f Public ReU.ion,. Sa,.„n.h S,..c College. S..,e C,lle„. 
Branch, Savannah, Georgia. 

Adverlisins Role: One dollur per column inch. 
Hoseu J. Loflon '52 

Ann R. Howard '52 
Managing Edilor 


Nannelle iN. McGec Si-Ncws 
Sylvia W. Harris '52 — /Issialanl 
Charles E. McDaniels '52 — Sporia 
Clarence Loflin '52— /iff 
. , ^ „ Poulin.- Reid '53; Nalhan Dell '.Vl; S.all ^ ,^^ ^ ^.^^^^ Freeman 'SS; Carolyn Manigo '52. 

Raymond Knighl ■5.?. Mmager 
Locke '55; Harold Harden "55. 

,.:ehie Robinson '55 
Business and Circulalion 


Williams '55; Tho 

Stall Seerelary 

Rolierila Glover '55. 
Luelta B. Colvin 

A Scene from the Eternal Drama 

, sorrows, tears 

These art' 


Savannah Stale College 

Lauchler, joys, heartaches, happing 
„,e ,hi„es that forn,ula,e the character of our think when we commune 
with Ihe events of our yesteryears on th: 
cauipus. These are the ihings iha. fern, the founda.ron of our part.c 
ratio', in God's wonderful creation - the eternal^ These a 
fhe Uihigs .ha. symbolize our shrine us it ,s hcrg built from d > to 
day -rLe are the things ,ha, have earned places ,n our albums 
of prized n.emoirs. Lc. this he your choice albun, while the incdents 
within siiall be forever prized. 



ui.hs. wc have been enjoying 

along with 
"A Golden 


During the past th 
a number of other SSC students, what we believe to be 
OpportUitity." '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 
lime is probably one of the .nosl stimulating innovation, 
teacher-training program. 

We certainly don't feel so keenly the value or im],ortance of this 
experience at first. We began with some misgivings and o.ixiely, 
ond viewed this as another bothersome requirement subsequent to 

What changed our opinion? While talking to a fov experienced 
teachers we learned tliat the story of this activity was quite different 
a few years ago. at least so far as SSC is concerned. The story of 
its bloonnng development is another saga in the progressive history 
of our College. 

As told to Uie 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 
complte charge of the class. There were no seminars, 
periods, or field trips such as we have today. 

Needless to say, we were shocked at such a revelation and began 
to evaluate seriously Uie 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 iievr a dull momnt, 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 duty, to provide worthwhile expi 
ences. For this great service they deserve high commendation. 

The teaching profession is aniong man'l 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 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 staffs, deserve high praise for their 
efforts in the advance and progress of this important phase of teacher 

If greater opportunities are 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 iignificnnce of special »lays is 
cnipliasized in ihc Prosuient's Message 
ill ihc March is&ue of ihe Soulhern 
Uiiivcrsily Digest. Prei^idcnt F. G. 
Clark wrote: "Every great enlcrprise 
has one great day in its lii^torical 
repeloire." He cited July 4lh in the 
Jnitcd States; Charter Day at How- 
ard University : and Founder's Day at 
SoutluTn University. President Clark 
slated; "In iliese as in all others. 
these special days are sacred because 
in tliem is symbolized tlie vision, hard- 
ships, sacrifices and ultimate triumphs 
whicii have taken llie institution in 
question from a valley of dreams to a 
peak of realities." 

The Lincoln Clarion carried in the 
January H issue an article announcing 
in award for recogiiiti'tn of material 
life we are mines ami miners. Our 
in general puLlicalions which contribute 
to heller racial relations in tliis coun- 

John Chadwick. inak -up edilor of 
The Virginia t>lulesman. publication o 
Virginia State College, Petersburg, 
"Then so be it, students, that in 
minds are mines to be axcavaled 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 Ihe (luality of our finished 
products. No place on earth can give 
u', a better foundation for the develop- 
ment of our mining teebniques tlian 
this school of mining at which we are 
now -ludents. The gold which we may 
later yield to the world is in the ore 
which we are now learning to refine. 
Let us. then, learn our art well, and 
apply it so well that our gold will 
our glory for years to coi 

A Tiger Rambles in the 

By Curlii P. Harris 

While browsing around in the Library 

le afternoon, I decided ihat I would 

gather some bits of information that 

might be of interest to the SSC family. 

As i wandered around, I discovered 
that a new set of tables had been aC' 
quired, giving us more room in which 
to study without disturbing othen 
While examining the shelves, I came 
acros*. a new collection of novels that 
should provide interesting reading for 
Us. Two ihat struck my eye were Frank 
Vcrby's A Woman Called Fanc), 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, George Thomas, .\lfleta Ga-^kin, 
Ha/el Collier, and Celestine Hamilti 

A recent survey of the use of the 
Library by students shows that more 
of our students are making increasi 
of this great educational tool. 

Good Grooming 
Aids Cadet 

By Carolyn M. Manigo 

To be one's best self throughout the 
ludent-teaching experience is an asset 
not to be even momentarily underesti- 
mated. There is, of course, no one way 
to be one's self. Rather, there are some 
important factors which, when out to- 
gether, give you important clues not 
only to the making of a successful be- 
ginning in the early days of your stu- 
dent teaching, but also to your con- 
tinuing success as a teacher. 

The following suggestions concerning 
your responsibility to yourself are of- 
fered to aid you in getting off lo a 
good start. Your management of lime. 
and your personal appearance play ini- 
porlant role? in achieving success in 
student teaching. 

A prospective cadcl teacher might use 
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 the pupils? 

Is my clothing attractively harmoni- 
ous in its color combinations? 

Is my clothing suitable to ray per- 
sonality — modish, without conspicuous- 
ly attracting attention to itself? /" 

Do 1 wear comfortable, practical shoes 
llial are regularly cleaned and polished 
and in good repair? 

Are ail my accessories fresh, neat, 
and appropriate to school wear? 

Is my jewelry in such good taste thai 
doe- nol draw undue allenlion to it- 

We are wishing every student suc- 
:e-> in his practice teaching. We say, 
"Go into your work with ihe best 
hat you have in the end the best will 
come back to you." 

The Tiger's Roar Quiz 

- the long.-t artirle 

'Sludenls of the 

1. Who wrot.- the 
the December issue? 

2. Who were the 
Month" for December?" 

3. Who is the author of "A Tiger 
Roars Farewell?" 

4. To whom is the Creative Writing 
Edition of The Tiger's Roar dedicated? 

Answers should be submitted to 
Thomas Locke, Circulation Manager, by 
4 p. m., 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 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 at all times, but our present-day 
conditions require serious thought. We must remember today is but 
a prelude to tomorrow. Therefore, it is better for us to begin now to 
prejiare ourselves for the tasks which lie ahead of us. 

The Bible speaks of man's reaping what he sows. To that, 

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 State? Often 
following discourses given by speakers, we hear remarks concerning 
our purpose at this institution. This leads nie to wonder whether it 
is a common thought that abilities and talents are developed and not 
picked up by osmosis. 

An institution is only us great as its constituents. This needs 
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 liuth Howard. 

CreaHve Writing 
Edition Fulfiiis 

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 
in journali-tic achievement at SSC. In 
addition, lliis literary effort, in thi- 
words of its preface, "symbolized and 
crystallized an ideal which the lati- 
Dean Janie Lester constantly advocated 
— the development of creative expres- 
sion among the students of Savannah 

During the past year, several worlh- 
while contributions of a creative na- 
ture reached the Student Publication 
Office, but this kind of material was 
not too well suited to newspaper edi- 
tions. Sensing a great need of an out- 
let that could encourage and utilize 
the students', creative talents. Miss 
Luetta B. Colvin. advisor to 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 desire for the 
cultivation of creativity in expression 
and thinking here at S.SC. and the 
kind encouragement of Dr. W. K. Payne 
and others, the staff productnl its fir-^t 
Creative Writing Edition. 

Miss Colvin deserves high commen- 
dation for her untiring efforts and un- 
common interest in the fullftllmenl of 
a need and a dream envisioned by Dean 
Lester, to whom the edition is dedi- 

It is hoped thai the Creative Writing 
Edition will become an annual publi- 
laiion growing in scope and quality 
a> SSC's student body grows in ap- 
preciation for self-expression. It is 
lioped 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 arc especially appreciative to 
those aiding this endeavor and we are 
sincerely grateful for the kind expres- 
sions of approval to a step in the stu- 
dent pulilicalion's climb lo recognition 
as a leading college journal. 

There is nothing like teaching. 
If you like doing good deeds. 
Everyday you can feel certain 
That you have given to one in need. 

March. 1952 



Front tow. left fo right: Mildred Gi 
Williami. Martha fiawli, Dorothy Be 
Neta Belle Sloley, Edith Ray, DorJi 

Audrey Spell' 
Clara Bryant, Eli 
, Mary Foijon, O 

1 Wright, Ann Ruth Howord. Third rowr Mrs 
a Barton, Eloise Cajnon, Borbora MaHhews. 

Second row; Beisie 
Ella W, FJiher, coach, 


Scoreboard, 1952 




SSC 37 

Allen 43 



SSC 42 

llenedict 35 



SSC 30 

Benedict 22 



SSC 45 

Benedict 33 



SSC 23 

Allen 35 



SSC 31 

Allen 52 



SSC 47 

Fla. N. & I. 34 



SSC 29 

Bethune-Cookman 27 



SSC 52 

Albany 34 



SSC 32 

Fla. A. & M. 36 



SSC 40 

Fla. A. & M. 34 



SSC 31 

Fla. N. Si I. 29 



SSC 40 

Claflin 35, 


SSC 37 

Morris 25 



SSC 26 


Clallin 38 



SSC 62 

Tuskegee 51 



SSC 44 

Clark 63 



SSC 37 

Morris-Brown 56 



SSC 56 

Clark 66 



SSC 48 

Clark 55 



SSC 51 

So. Carolina State 33 



SSC 55 

So. Carolina Stale 48 



SSC 63 

Tuskegee 62 



SSC 36 

Morris.Brown 47 



SSC 61 

Allen .53 



SSC 50 

Benedict 57 



SSC 49 

Benedict 41 



SSC 74 

Benedict 62 



■ SSC 56 

Allen 43 



SSC 52 

Allen 48 



SSC 47 

Fla. N. S L. 45 



SSC 38 

Bctliune-Cookman 53 



SSC 53 

Paine 46 



SSC 56 

Albany 47 



SSC 58 

Fla. A. S M. 76 



SSC 43 

Fla. A. S M. 66 



SSC 91 

Fla. N. & 1. 36 



SSC 78 

Claflin 50 



SSC 92 

Morris 41 



SSC 76 

Fort Valley 43 



SSC 57 

Claflin 53 



SSC 61 

So. Carolina State 57 



SSC 74 

Paine 42 



SSC 71 

Betliune 64 



SSC 69 

Fort Valley 75 



SSC 59 

Albany 46 



By diaries McDaniels 
llie SSC Tigers split a double-head- 
er with ibe Allen University Yellow 
Jackets, January 18. The Yellow Jackets 
took the first half, with a score of 
43-37. The Tigers look the night-cap, 

The girls' game was "all Allen" un- 
til the last quarter, when Martha 
Rawls. high-scoring ace for the Tiger- 
ettes, went to work dropping buckets 
from tlie floor. Allen won the scor- 
ing honors, with L. Dinkins tossing in 
13 points. For the losers, Martha 
Rawls dropped in 18, while Neta Sta- 
ley 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 State came into her own, 
cracking the Yellow Jacket's zone de- 

Then Slocum broke loose, and scored 
iwo straight buckets, giving Stale a 
four-point lead. 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" Shepard 


Footnote 1, in Jean Miller's article in 
the Creative Writing Edition should 
read: Benjamin Franklin, "Autobiogra- 
phy," in Warnock, The World in Lilera- 
lure. Vol. 11, p. 256. 

Annie Grace Bussey wrote the Pre- 
face to the Creative Writing Edition. 
Her name was inadvertently omitted. 

To a young girl: Faith 
To a woman : Hope 
To an old maid: Charily 


He: "Do you believe that kissing i-^ 


She: "I couldn't ?ay. I've never 
been. . ." 

He: "Never been kissed? ! !" 
She: "Never been sick." 

dropped one in from tlie floor to kccii 
the Tiger's steady pace going. 

Scoring honors for the winners went 
to Slocum, with 19 points. "Red" 
Shepard was second witli 12 points. 
Williams led the losers with 22 points, 
while Weston, with 14 points, pulled 
up second. 

Tiger Thinclads 
Place Second In 
Florida Meet 

S.SC traikuien finish.-il 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-poinl score. 

Frank Prince won the mile run and 
the 880-yard run. "The Rocket" look 
the mile in 4:31.3yLi, 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 reUy squad, comr^^'^'^d 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 Poj^ue 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 
State, 4. 

Mrs. Sims: "I hear your son is on 
Douglas" football team. 
What position does he play?" 

Mrs. Kirby: "I think he is the draw- 

Tigers Win Two 
Straight From 
SC State 

By Archie M. Robinson 
With a record of four straight losses 
lianging over their head, the SSC 
cagers ended iheir losing streak by de- 
f'ating Coach Victor Kerr's South 
* itrolinu Stale basketeers twice in two 
lonscculivc games. 

Detennination was evident in the 
first of the games, played December 
20, in Willcox Gymnasium, when 
Charles McDaniels dropped in three 
field goals. Tlial was the sparg that 
lit the fire. From that point on, tlic 
Tigers continued to lengthen their lead. 
At the end of tlic first quarter, the 
Tigers held a nine point lead. 

The score at half lime and at tlic 
rnd of the third (juarter was 30.20. in 
favor of the Tigers. In the final quar- 
iiT. [he Tigers stretched their lead 
111 14 points, but due to the sharp 
-booting of John McClain, the SC Bull- 
dogs' lanky, 6-foot center, the lead 
was narrowed down to 13 points. Final 
-core. 51-38. 

The second game, played in the Al- 
fred E. Beach High School Gymnasium, 
conclu<ted the two-game winnings for 
the Tigers, 

Josepli Tunier, SSC captain, started 
the 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 clianging hands 
five times. In the last minute of the 
first quarter, Maceo 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 
halflime. The tliird quarter ended 
with a score of '14-31, with SSC out 


In tlie 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 Mi 
Clain racked up 11 points to narrow 
SSC's lead to 7 points before the clock 
ran out. 

High-point man for the Bulldogs 
John McClaian with 14 points in the 

first game. Thomas Shule poured in 
13 in the second game. 

For the Tigers, Charles McDaniels 
came out on lop in both games, with 
a total 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 the 19.S1-52 bas- 
ketball season, ten players liung up 
their uniforms for tlie last time in their 
varsity careers. Graduation will write 
fiimh to the varsity careers of the fob 
lowing seniors: 

Maceo Taylor, 11, Center, Chicago. 
Charles McDaniels, Forward, Chicago. 
Curtis P. Harris, Guard, Columbus. 
Joseph Tunier, Guard, New Orleans. 
Alvin Paige, Guard, Jacksonville. 
Philip G, Wilt/, 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 the first time during his 
college career, this season. 

The above seniors have fought val- 
iantly for the orange and blue. It is 
hoped that tlieir cage performances will 
be inspirations for teams to come. 

Basketball In Review 

In tlieir trek toward the capture of 
the SEAC championship crown, the 
Tigers and Tigeretles had 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 tlie Allen 
University quintet, 52-48, January 24. 
The Tigeretles fell to the Allen five 
to tlie 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 Jaot^nn"''. IJ- r'>inta and C. P. 
Harris' 12 stood out for the SSC boys 
in their defeat of Allen. Kenneth 
Jackson's 26 points and Robert Hud- 
ncU'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 time had expired. 
The Florido Normal girls lost to the 
Tigeretles in the opener, 47-34. 

C. P. Harris led the 7'igers 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 
of the lads from the College by the sea. 


Paige, Theodore A. 

ght Ebbie Broii 

e, Cheit 

r Conye.i, Low 

e. Bobbie Brown 

Third r 

w: Mateo ToyI 

Wright. Sr., U 



Page 4 


March, 1932 



Till- hoiiorao' ^Hr >f Doctor of Lttlors was conf.rrcd upon Frcaidcni 

W. K. Payne by Allen University at the University's Founder's Day convoru- 
uon. February 29, al Columbia. South Carolina. Dr. Payne was awarded the 
dt'urei- "(or distinguished servire in ihe field ol liigher education." 

Thirty-live persons earned averages of 2.50 or higher during tlie (all 
ijuarler. Twenlyone of tliese were SAvannohians. Of ihe total, six earned 
3.00 or straight "A" averages. Tliey ire: 


Savannah Stale has been voted i; 
to offieial membership of the Niilionul 
Collegiate Athletic Association, 
cording to information roccived hy the 
school.. Election to activi- membership 
makes SSC athletic teams .-ligibh- to 
participate in all 1952 NCAA meets 
and tournaments. 


Dr. Huih llreii. dean of siudenls ul 
Fisk University, served us eonsiiltani al 
the two-day conference on "Cuidance 
Programs in Higher Education." spon- 
sored by Ihe Personnel IJeparlm.iil. 
February 1516. 


The Johnson C. Smith University 
Choir. Churlolle, North Carolina, 
under ihe direelion of ProfeHsor C. W. 
Kemp, appeared in concert here. Sun- 
day, February 24. 


J. H. Cleimnnns. ucling eliuirjnan of 
the deparlmenl ol nial hematics, has 
been named director of dramatics. Mr. 
Clcmmons bus several plays in reliearsal, 
one of which is lo l)e presented soon. 
In addition, he has compiled a manual 
lor amuliur jdaycrs, enlilled "Suggcs- 
lions lor the Amateur Actor." 


The New York chapter of ihc Alumni 
Association is sponsoring a Queen con- 
test. Contestants will come from the 
sophomoru. junior, and senior classes. 
Tin- winmr will gel a trip lo New 
lork. Willi nil tU. iWr,.m;„c^. 

Allrela Adams can be heard on Sun- 
days at 91-15 a. m., over station WDAR 
with commentaries on Negroes in the 

SSC ALLOTTED $458,000 

The University Bounl of Kegents 
1952-53 budgetary appropriation allot- 
led $458,000 lo Savannah Stale Col- 
lege, an increase of $-18,000 over last 


Professor Rohert Charles Long. Sr., 
tenor, was presented in reeilul January 
23 in Meldrim .Viiditorium. Mr. Long, 
chairman of the department of busi- 
ness, is a native of Norfolk, Va. Fol- 
lowing the recital, a reception was held 
al 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, wa? 
main speaker at the student govern' 
ment clinic held January 29-30. 

Dramatics Club 
To Present 

The Drumatios Club has been revived. 
imdcr till- ilireelion of J. B. Clemmons. 
chairman of the departnienl of mathe- 
matics, and will pre-ent "Here We Go 
■\gain." a comedy in three acts some 
lime in Ai)ril. 

The characlcrs iire: Pigcim Parker, a 
:irl with i(h'as. Plieohe Robinson; Mrs. 
Parker, her mullier. Beverly Brown: 
Mr. Parker, her lather, Johnny Carter; 
Lots I'urker. an older sister, Bel lye 
Miype; Jonie Parker, a younger siser. 
Lois Reeves; Midge Martin, Pigeon's 
■.osom Iriend. Jean Miller; Wilbur Jen- 
kins, who is sweet on Pigeon, ,EarI 
Brown; Lee Summers, who scraps with 
Lois, Merrick Collier; Elaine Jordon, 
Lois's roommate at college, Nell Wasli- 
nglon; Blifl Jordan, a college man. 
vhurn Collier; Lottie Stimson. u ruggCfl 
ndividual, Ulunehe Brisbane; Virginia 
Andrews, a librarian, Mar)- A. Robert- 
ion; Abbie Motherwell, u gossipy neigh- 
bor. Berniei' Sbeflall; Cassie Jennings, 
Wilbur's molh.T, also gossipy. Rose M. 

A comi'dy by Roland FernaiKl. "Here 
i'e Co Again" will be presented at 
arious high schools in Georgia during 
he Spring quarter. 

Nursery School Set 

Up At Mary Baldwin 

STAUNTON, Va. tlP).-A nursery- 
school to serve as a laboratory for Ihi 
departmenu of education and pby 
chology will be established al Mar>' 
Baldwin College beginning next Oi 
lober. 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 deparlmenl which 
will emphasize preparation lor the 
duties of the home and which will 
incorporate courses already given at the 
college as well as additional ones. 

Funds for nursery school ei|uipment 
and remodeling for this purpose prop- 
erty 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 
a.s a background for bomcmaking. 

WiUiam D. Woods 
Returns fo SSC 

Former Army Sergeant William D 
\Voods, Jr.. remarks thai the phiisuni 
reception ai-Dcrded him by llie SSC 
liimily upon his return lo his alma malcr 
is licartwarming. He adds that such 
in atmosphere i, L-neoiiraging and in- 
spiring lo him. 

The elder son of the Reverend and 
Mrs. W. 1). Woo<ls. Sr., of Midway.' 
Georgia. Woods has won the respect and 
Iriendship of his colleagues. Before his 
leave of absence lo serve in the armed 
forces, Woods niaitilained a B average. 
.Modestly, he admits that he shall en- 
Icavor to keep his high scholarship 

Before entering Savannah Stale. 
iVoods attended Lincoln University, in 
Pennsylvania. He did his high school 
work al Cillespie-Seldcn Institute, of 
Cordcle, Georgia. 

While in tlir armed forces. Woods 
worked in personnel services. The 
talented Stater completed two months 
of advanced administration sludy al 
Fori Lee, Virginia. He spent the larger 
portion of his service in the army al 
Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. 

Having been interrupted twice in his 
school career lo enter the army (1948, 
1950). the scholarly business major 
states that he hopes to finish his col- 
lege work by June, 1953. 

A member of the Alpha Phil Alpha 
fraternity ond the College Choir. Wil- 
liam 0. Woods possesses an engaging 
personality and shows evidence of 
achieving the goals which he has set 
(or liiinself. 

"It's Ihe lillle things in life Hiat lell,' 
^id Dore as &hc dragged her ki<I 
buther from under the sofa. 

Erskine Hawkins 
and Band 

Get Your Tickets Now 
College Inn 

Featuring Vocalist 
Jimmie Mitchell 

Willcox Gymnasium 

Matinee-5:30 - 7:30 P. M, 

Advance Adminion . . , $.75 
Door $.90 

SSC Sponsors 
Press Institute 

The Tiger's Roiir staff and the Office 
of Public Relations are sponsoring the 
Interscbolaslic Pres-s Institute. April 
3 1. In 1951. the Department of Lan- 
guages and Literature and the staff 
•iponsored the English Workshop in 
Journalism. The primary purpose of this 
Workshop was to provide concentrated 
practical experience in journalism for 
members of the student publication 

This year, in an effort lo extend the 
jcrvices of such a program. The Tiger% 
Roar slaff and the Office of Public 
Relations inaugurate the first in a series 
(if annual Press Institutes for the Negro 
high schools of Georgia. It is fel' thai 
such a project will help the staffs of 
Georgia high school newspapers help 
themselves lo u larger store of knowl- 
edge about tlu- important medium of 
communication that is journalism. Co- 
operative exchange of ideas, helpful 
guidance from experts in ihe fields of 
ncwswriling and publishing, and the 
practical working out of mutual prob- 
lems in the area of student publications 
lire llic main features of the Institute. 

The Institute is not limited to those 
,tudcnts who de-ire to pursue journal- 
;ni as a vocation, or lo those who are 
interested in the school paper as an 
exLu class activity; it has as a co-ordi 
nalc aim the development of intelligent 
consumers of this medium of mass com- 
munication. It is important that citi- 
zens be able lo read critically and 
thoughlfully so that ibis means of com- 
munication may always be a torch of 
freedom, of accuracy, ond of integrity. 

Outstanding journalists, editors, pub- 
lishers, engravers, and advertising men 
are expected lo be on hand to act as 
consultants to the Institute. 

26 Cadet- Teachers 
Engage Practice 
WoB-k for Winter 

Twenly-si^ students engaged in prac 
lice teaching during the winter quar- 
ter. Those teaching in the elementary 
education field were Tlielma Hill, 
Powell Laboratory School: Susie Rob- 
inson. Powell; Rethe Holmes Straiten. 
Powell: Ruby Ridley. Powell; Maltie 
Jackson. Paulsen; Carolyn M. Manigo. 
West Broad; Christine Wright, Haven 
Home; Janie Clark, West Broad; Hattie 
Thompson, Paulsen; Virginia Baker, 
Paulsen; Carrie Moblcy, 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, Beach; Lois Dolson. social 
science. Beach; Sylvia Harris. English, 
Beach: Eddie Lindsey, English, Beach; 
Hosca Lofton, English. Beach; Ben- 
jamin Qualtlcbaum. social science. 
Beach: Thomas Vann, physical educa- 
tion. Beach; Tbnron Spencer, social 
science, Cuyler Junior High; Elbert 
Clark, social science. Haven Home: 
Theodore Holmes, physical education. 
Haven Home; Agnes Harrington, social 
science, Woodville; Jolene Belin, Eng- 
lish, Woodville; and Wesby Glover, 
mathematics. Cuyler, 

See the Hawk 

The Booster's Club of Savannah Slate 
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- 
ist Jimmie Mitchell, and others promises 
lo give you a lirsLclass show, jam- 
packed with the latest numbers and 
entertainment features. 

As you know Erskine Hawkins first 
began his musical career at .Alabama 
Slate College. He sky-rocketed to fame 
with the ever popular "Tuxedo Junc- 
tion," "In the Mood," and other num- 

Currently he is in demand by some 
of the leading colleges and universi- 
ties over the country. 

The proceeds of ibis "jam session" 
will go to the College Athletic Scholar- 
ship Fund. Please do your part in 
supporting this feature as you won't 
he 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 ihcir usual companions. 
They have already been exposed to 
whatever polio virus may be in that 
group, and they may have developed 
immunity I protection I against it. 

Teach my children to scrub handr be- 
fore putting food in their mouths. Polio 
virus may be carried into the body 
through the mouth. 

See that my children never use any 
body else's towels, wash cloths or dirty 
drinking glas'e;. dishes and tableware. 
Polio virus coulil be carried from these 
things lo other people, 

Follow my doc'or's advice about nose 
and throat operations, inoculations, or 
teeth extractions during the polio sea- 
Be ever watchful (or signs ol polior 
headache, fever, >ore tliroat, upset 
stomach, tenderne-s and stiffness of the 
neck and back. 

Call my doctor ai once, and in ihe 
meantime, put to bed and away from 
others, any niemLcr of my family show- 
ing such symptoms. 

Allow my children to mingle with 
trangers. e pecially in crowds, or go 
into ' home.- outside their own circle. 
There arc three different viruses that 
cause poLo. My children's group may 
be immune lo one of those. Strangers 
may carry anolher polio virus lo 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. PoHo 
time is the lime to stay al home and 
keep with everyday companions. 

Ha%e confidence in my doctor, know- 
ing the earlier the care, the better my 
ihild'r chances for complete recovery. 
1 know that my child has a belter than 
even chance to recover without paralysis. 

Call my local ehai)ler of liie National 
Foundation for Infantile Paralysis im- 
mediately for information or help. The 
telephone book or my health depart- 
ment will tell me bow to re.icb the 

Remember ihat 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 

The fifth annual Men's Festival was 
held al 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 entered by the focully, the 
division of trades and industry, ond 
the freshman, sophomore, junior, and 
senior classes. 

Dr. Woodrow L, Derricote. lecturer, 
scholar, and teacher, was the banquet 
speaker. Saturday. March 29. al 6:30 
p. m., in Adams Hall. Dr. Derricote, 
professor of education at Florida A. 
and M. College. Tallahassee, also ad- 
dres-ed the student body and the pub- 
lic at the regular vesper scr\'ices, Sun- 
day, March 30. 

James Neal, senior business major. 
was general chairman of the Festival, 
lo'cpli Turner, senior physical educa- 
ion major, was director of athletics. 
The faculty advisory committee was 
composed of E. A. Berlrand, business 
manager. Franklin Carr, assistant pro- 
fessor of business. William J. Holloway. 
lean ol men, Theodore Wright, director 
of alhlftic~, and John Martin football 
coach and member of tlie department 
jf health and physical education. 

Johnny: 'Gosh, I need live bucks and 
I don't know where lo get it." 

Bobby: 'T'm glad of that. 1 was 
afraid you might get it from me." 

There Is Nothing Like 

By Christine Cheryl Wright 
There is nothing more amusing 
Than to walch dear children grow. 
There is nothing so encouraging, 
And you want lo leach them more. 
There i' nothing in the world like 

There is notiiing quite so tedious. 
You keep toiling all the uay. 
Yet at evening on retiring 
You can still find lime lo say, 
"There is nothing in the world like 

True, there is nothing quite like 

It may lie the job for you. 
For you'll gel more satisfaction, 
Than from any work you do. 
'Causi' — there's nothing in the world 

like teaching. 

"Do you know who was the first engi- 

"No, who?" 

".\dam. He furnished spare parts 
for the loud speaker," 

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m ^ ^ OUR COLIEfil 


VOL. V, 


AUGUST, 1952 


South Carolina State Prexy To Deliver 
68th Commencement Address 

Benner Creswill Turner, Presi-mond Pace Alexander. He resided 

dent of South Carolina State Col- 
lege, Orangeburg, will deliver the 
68th Commencement address at Sa- 
vannah State College. The 68th 
Commencement Exercises will get 
underway at 4:00 p. m., Wednes- 
day, August 13, in Meldrim Audi- 

Dr. W. K. Pay^e, President of 
Savannah State will present the 
PTi""'--"- ^" Payne will also award 
the degrees and present prizes and 
awards to outstanding seniors. 
Rev. A.J. Hargrett, Savannah State 
College Minister, will deliver the 
Invocation and Benediction ; The 
Savannah State choir, under the di- 
rection of Professor L. Allen Fyke, 
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 
Pi:esident Tumer, 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. 

Prom June 1930 to June, 1932, 
President Turner was engaged in 
the practice of law in Philadelphia, 
Penn., in the law offices of Ray- 

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 Carolin; 
serving in that capacity until Al 
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 


He has been a member of the 
Editorial Board of the National 
Bar Journal since June, 1945. He 
served as President of Delta Zeta 
Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi 
Alpha Fraternity during the year 

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 
9:55 a.m. Senior Chapel Exercises 

Meldrim Auditorium. 
8:00 p.m. Senior Class Night Ex- 
ersices — Meldrim Audi- 
Sunday, August 10 
4:00 p.m. Baccalaureate Exercises 
— Meldrim Auditorium. 
Sermon by Samuel L. 
(Continued on Page-8) 

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 G8th 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*^iy 
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 

Summer Study Calls 
Faculty and Staff 
at Savannah State 

According to an announcement 
^rom Dr. W. K. Payiie, 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 atlministration; 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' 
Helphia, 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 
South Carolina and worked 
tively in different intercollegiate 
and interracial organizations in the 
Southeastern region. 

Reverend Gandy interned during 
his matriculation at Howard Uni- 
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 

Prom 1938 to 1941 he served as 
Assistant Dean of Men and Assist- 
ant 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. Aldrldge 
Herman J. Wilson, *60, who re- 
turned to his Alma Mater for study 
this summer had to cut short his 
^tudy to report to the armed serv- 

Mr. Wilson was inducted into the 
aei-vices 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 1ms 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. 

Born in Danville, Virginia, Ca- 
milla Willama was graduated from 
Virginia State College. Granted a 
scholarship by the Alumni Asso- 
ciation she came to Philadelphia to 
study under Mme. Marian Szekely- 
Fre.schl. 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 16, 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 

Todd Duncan Presented Everyday Problems 
as Lyceum Feature 

Secondary Workshop Furnishes In-Service 
Teochers Practical Experiences 


ganized into committees at the be- 

The Secondary Workshop of Sa- 
vannah State College was among 
the most interesting: groups in 
summer school during the first ses- 
sion. All members engaged in 
teaching tackled varied pj-oblems 
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- 
las, 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, Lowndes, County; Mr- J. A. 
Aidridge, 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 Merritt, 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 
milia, Georgia; Mrs. Joyce Wiley, 
William James High School, 
Statesboro, Georgia; Miss Mildred 
Boyd, Waker High School, Ludo- 
wici, Georgia; Mrs. Thelma Wal- 
ker, Woodvilie 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, 
TJfton, Georgia; Miss Annie Brooks 
Jenkins, Ebenezer Junior High 
School, Chipley, Georgia; Miss 
Jnanita Howard, Macon, Georgia; 
Mrs. E. G. Zealy, Lucy Laney High 
School, Augusta, Georgia. 

The secondary workshop was or- 

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. Aid- 
ridge and Mr. H. J. Wilson. 

Social and Recreation — Miss 
Mary J. Heard, Miss Annie B. Jen- 
kins, and Mr. Richard Wilson. 
Class Theme— Mrs. 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 serve aa enriching 

Dr. W. K. Payne, President of 
Savannah State College was our 
first consultant. He spoke on Hu- 
man Relations, Some high points 
were Human Relations is the most 
important factor in the solution of 
problems ; it breaks down stero- 
tj-pes; 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 
child in the classroom. 

On June 20 Mr. Theodore Wright 
spoke to us on Physical Education 
and health. He stressed healtli 
and physical education as a pai' 
of education for the youth. He oui 
lined three factors of physical eiiu- 
cation: (1) Power to act — which we 
call strength and endurance; (2) 
Skill to act — flexibility, timing, 
balance, and relaxation; and (3) 
Motivation 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 
way 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. Bylletin 

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 350 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. 

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, 
1S).52. 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 i)0 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. 

Discussed in Social 
Problems Class 

Mrs. Brown; "I wonder if you 
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?" 


What are Social problems? "So- 
cial problems are those abnormal 
conditions appearing in group life 
which are considered dangerous 
and intolerable," 

During the first session of sum- 
mer school, the class in Modern 
Social Problems 451 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 Wrig-ht, 
Athens, Georgia; Mrs. Lula »"E. 
Walker, Douglas, Georgia; Mrs. 
Hattie Anderson, Riceboro, Geor- 
gia; and Mrs. Veronica S, Wash- 
ington, Savannah, Georgia. 
Group 11 
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 
Shareeropping — 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. 

TODD 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 
p. 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 ova'ion 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, accampanist for Mr. Duncan, Chair- 
man of the Department of Music, Howard University, extreme right. 

August, 1952 


Page 3 

37 Counties Represented 

The 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 
mache 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 Pluker, chairman, and Mrs, 
Laura Camper, co-chairman, both 
teachers at Florence Street Ele- 
mentary schodl, Savannah; Miss 
Corlnne 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 Mi.=s Delia Mae Rhodes, assis- 
tant secretary, Trtijtlen 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; 
nd 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 Ian 
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. 
O. T. Smallwood, visiting professor 
of languages and literature at 
vannah State and a member of the 
faculty at Howard University; M 
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 
men at Savannah State. 

37 Counties Represented 
Thirty-seven counties were rep- 
esented in the workshop. Chat- 
ham had the largest number of 
representatives — 2fi, 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- 
ing 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. 
Mattie McBride; Miss Llllie 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, 
Mrs. 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 Dalse, 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- 
vlelle. Miss Kathryn Jackson, Mrs. 
Vera 0. Thomas, Miss Ethel 

Chattanooga — Miss Eva Allgood 

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 
art and other people and other 
times is important In the growth of 
appreciation. Practically all works 
nf art are historical and therefore 
form a rich source of information 
uf 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, and the biog- 
raphies of the men who produced 
the great masterpieces may be 
absorbing as fiction. When the 
aims that motivate the artist, the 
trials and difficulties that be: 
his honest efforts, or the more 
pleasant success and honors that he 
enjoys are known, his works arc 
more deeply appreciated. In the 
experience of others, there is a 
wealth of material that can be se- 
lected to develop one so that he 
may become more cultured and in- 
formed, and thereby better able to 
understand and evaluate the works 
of other people and other ages. 

Enjoyment and appreciation fol- 
low proper and artistic selection 
and arrangement of works of art 
in 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. 

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 tio see 
such beautiful objects made from 
waste materials. 

Mrs, Jackson wa? 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 back 
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. 

Dr. C. L Kiah Serves As 
Consultant For National 
Teachers' Research 
Association Clinic 

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, Calvin L. Kiah, Chairman of 
the Department of Education at 
Savannah State, served as a con- 
sultant on August 5, for the Sec- 

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 
tho 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. Osbom T. Smallwood, Visiting 
Professor of Languages and Literature from Howard University, 
Washington, D. C; 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- 

Page 4 


August, 1952 


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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, Kadio City, the gi-eat 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 
entertamment. The programs presented by the committee are as much 
a part of our education as textboolts and classes. 

On Monday night, .Tune 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 Ijnics 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. 
This IS t.vpical or 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? Very likely it would have 
A persons music education should not be confined to 'so-called "high- 
brow or "opera", but neither shoud it be "Be-bop" and blues- one 

?he rein"" f'°A '""'■""'"I.J'" ^"-^'^ "' "'"'''■ TWs .s in keeping'wi* 
toha^e . l./t American Education which are to teach the individual 
men? ' ™^' '"'nons aspects of his culture and environ- 

in the fiZrf ,""i,"' ^"'^•/ta.'l'""? should make a more serious effort 
in the future to broaden their educationn scope bv attending such 
functions as the Todd Duncan Recital. We should^not conf"L our 
Th'e°"sel „7'"h'"" .'•° "'.''--, rt""?;'- ftat have popular appeal only 
t,„lJ^ I f =«'>'<"'''°n 's deep. If we want to be persons who are 
truly educated, we must not remain in the shallow water We must 
if"aL°^' '" "hi "'Jaii'"- ■^^ ^^«- P-<^-n- areon'I^mSs 

For this issue our roving reporter 
asked the question "Do You Think 
Men Should Give Women Their 
Seats On The Bus?" The Answers 

given below. What Do You 


1. No. They are puffing and 
smoking just like men. Let them 
stand. E.C.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 ho 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 he 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. 

7. 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 '?0 

8. 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 
her the seat. 

H ■ 

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 Eayburn, Democrat, 
Taxas, as he gives the closing remarks of the long but effective demo- 
cra ic convention. Raburn described it as an arduous and onereous 
cratis convention. RaVburn described it as an arduous and onereous 
have kept ourselves as close to the radio as possible bet^veen classes, 
and meal time, and interrupted our studies even more times to catch 
the meaning of actions taking place. We lost sleep 

olrr. im+;i +1,- .. .. "^ 

awake until the 
welcomed — as 

too, trying to stay 
convention adjourned each night. Conseqeuently, we 
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 

heard men seasoned in parliamentary procedures and political 
ITersonllti'e? ™""T' ", ^"'"'' °' Americans strikingly different in 
and a,i '°"" '""'^'' ""''''"'='' "'"' '""'"""'^ V"'>'- v«ted interest 

showinT rTL' ^■■°'"' "■'"" "' ^'""' "^^ ""=■• ^""i disagreeable 
of w;^lWo, f ■"""gonii'm that made sectionalism a reality; threats 

of Tit Am ri .7'" ■" '"'"' '""''"' "--^'"-ons "f the rights 

^litLI r "^t"'"' °' ""'■ "''■' <"■ "'-»■: Pl''™ -tubborness; 

P^lit cal coercion; shrewd political movement; agreement; defeated 
candidates conceding to the candidate in lead and pledging their sup- 
port unQuestionably; compromising; demanding polling ol delegates; 
then nominating the candidates for President and vice-President. Ali 
ler'Shin^?'. """"""".i "' *= D™»"'"i'- Convention (as well as 
«e^ng*ha?all^r:!l*ri.!"' ".-.'^"'^ '".A-"'- «™ly be 

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 hok; the pack- 
ages. Likewise, if a man has a 
baby in his arrfis, the woman 
should offer him a seat. Times 
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. 

is for strength and security in 
social and spiritual values, 
is for administrative coopera- 

is for vitalized meaningful ex- 

is for advancement toward 
higher goals. 

is for nobility of thought. 
is for natural desires for par- 
A - is for appreciation of the so- 
ciety in which we live, 
is for health and happiness — 
essential features of harmon- 
ious gro^vth. 
S - is for scholastic achievement 
T - is for ti-aining for citizenship 

and civic responsibility. 
A - is for ambition to excel. 
T - is for thoroughness in every 

E - is for efficiency and economy 

through effective guidance, 
C - is for character formation 
through cultural programs, 
s for opportunity for further- 
ing mental, social and moral 

is for learning to face reality. 
is for love, loyalty and leader- 

is for ethics and exemplary 

is for gracious living and 
growth, and development in 
personal social behavior, 
is for education in life ad- 

What Savannah State It's Wise To Be Smart 
Stands For ^y mrs. gertrude d. thomas 

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 witK 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 girls 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. 

- i 

Gertrude Davis Thomas 
Class of '52 

Savannah State Speaks 

well that .. A ^'"'^"*^^'^^^^^« ^ right to speak and knowing 'quite 
well that as Amencans they could speak 

and l\\TTy.T ~ ^P^^*^^" ''^'^^' 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'' ' 

■jzz :r,Tz-= :;.'•:::.=■>•;:: — ;-= 

htip others Cnt k"' ''"" "■' registered then proceed to 

neip others. When November comes be sure your vote Is cast as well 
as any others you can influence. THE NEXT MOVE IS ySurI. 



Continued from Page 3 

Dorothy Beard, Bulletin Board 
committee; Mrs. Gloria Deueoux. 
Field Trips committee; Mrs, Mary 
Sanders. Chapel Program commit- 
tee; Mrs. Mable McLendon, Pub- 
licity committee; and Mrs. Wig- 
fall Mincey, Audio-Visual Aids 

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? 


Dear Diary: 

Soon I shall hear footsteps. I 
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're 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 ball, and housed in my dor- 
mitories. They have annoyed ray 
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 
a 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 
ey^s. 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 of 1952 leaves behind 
a past full of memories of a place 
we will never forget. It is hard to 
realize wo have to leave dear old 
Savannah State, for so much of 
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, I 
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 wotuld 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 ap- 
pointed Superintendent of Schools 
in Cliatham County was the guest 
speaker at the regular weekly 
chapel hour in Meldrim Audito- 
rium, Wednesday, .July 16, at 10:00 
a. m. 

Speaking from the theme, 
"Things I Think Are Important 
Other Than Things You Get At 
This Institution," Mr. 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 f&r- 
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 
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. Thi 
public schools have shut their doors 
to the people who oii-n them, he 
stated. Teachers have developed £ 
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 the group to make their 
teaching functional by teaching 
things that can be -used by stu- 

Page 5 

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 gi-owth. 

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 of 
teachers, our mind leaps beyond to 
consider that vast multitude in 
hose 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- 
tire future of our great common- 
wealth could be jeopardized if chil- 
dren and youth are entrusted to 
men and 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 theiy 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 wTio 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- 

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: Chi-ist 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. 

VIEW OPEN-HOUSE EXHIBIT - Miss Jnanita Sellers, Ina, iictor 
in Languages and Literature inspects a slip-covered cliair during the 
joint Open-House celebration of the Divisions of Home Economics and 
Trades and Industries July 9 — 12. Mrs. Evanel Renfrew Terrell, 
Director of the Division of Home Economics looks on. 

Division of Home Economics and Trades and 
Industries Conduct Joint Home and 
Community Beautification Workshop 

The Divisions of Home Economics and Ti-ades and Industries 
joined forces in organizing and making available to the elementary and 
secondary teachers in the State of Georgia, a Home and Community 
Beautifications Workshop, during the first summer session. 
The course was designed to en- 

Mason Addresses 
Summer Students 
in Chapel Program 


Dr. W. A. Mason, State Director 
ot Health Education for Negroes, 
^poko to the in-service teachers 
ind students during the regular 
(. hapel services on July 9, 1952 in 
Meldrim Auditorium. 

Ho was introduced by President 
W K. Payne of Savannah State 
( "lli'go and spoke on the subject 
wilh which he deals daily — Health, 
poinling out that because of dis- 
coveries in medicine, communicable 
disease has been lessened. 

Life expectancy Is longer," he 
However, Negro life expec- 
ancy is 

able the teacher to become more 
effective in helping citizens in 
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 learninfr 
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, 

A 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. Minlck, 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 

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; iVTrs. Mar- 
tha Avery, textile specialist. As- 
sistant Professor of Home Econom- 
ics; Rutherford Lockette. coordina- 
tor. Assistant Technician in Elec- 
trical Engineering; Mrs. Evanel 
Renfrew 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- 

Reasonable Answers 

Four kinds of teeth: Baby, wisdom, 

decayed and false. 

Compare "sick": Sick, dead, buried. 


still less than that of 
Mental disease is becom- 
mg a greater problem, conse- 
(luently 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 (teachei-s) 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 dawm 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 
prlslngly good adjustments, he 
continued. ■ 

Dr. Mason believes that the 
problem of health Is still a gi-ave 
one and pi-oper attention must be 
given it in school work. Conse- 
quently, the eminent health edu- 
cator concluded hia stimulating 
address with this thought: "It is 
better to light a candle in the dark- 
ness than to curse the darkness." 

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. Clenrmons, 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 
action 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. 

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August, 1952 

NEWLY ELECTED ALUMM (M'MCi i;s l n. y ;.-.. tlv' n^.^ly .i.^trd niyR-,.,-. of the Savannah 
State College Alumni Association, who will head the group for the acadcmk- 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; John 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. 


(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 19B2 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 
MiBB 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. 


ul at lowest 

Ministers Institue Held 
During First Session 

Dr. George D. Kelsey 
Serves As Chief 

The week-long annual Institute 
for' ministers and laj-men, con- 
ducted on a non-demoninationa] 
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 Momlngside 
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. 
Klah, 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. 
Aikens Capers, Rev. R. L. Lee and 
Rev. William C. Cunningham, all of 
Savannah; Rev. J. W. H. Thomas, 
Oliver; Rev Ralph E Balsden, 
Brun'!Wick and Re-v Willie D 
Kent ^tatL L r 

The Anonymous Letter 

A Short Story 

By Emma C. Bryant 
English 412, Creative Writing Jwly 
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 he 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 O^orgia. 
Jay had secured a job and v/as le- 
maining in Macon to work tiui :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 nd 
my studies kept up my spirits 
from year to year. 

Jay finally entered Mcharry 
Medical College after gr.iduation 
from high school by taKing 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 co it' nurd 
study Jay graduated from Mehaiiy 
Medical College. He went to At- 
lanta and took the state mfdioal 
exarnination. He left there and 
went to Tallahassee to take i he 
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 t.fter a 
year of practice we wouM be 
married. Letters were frecpuent 
now, but it was really a year be- 
fore I saw him. He oame to visit me 
and meet my parents. Aft-;r a 
day's visit he left with my parents 
consent for us to be marri'id. 

I was teaching in the :rity school 
at my home but I did not apply for 
re-election because of our plans for 
the future. 

My mother began to make plans 
for a church wedding. School 
opened but I was free lo rclp 
with my own plans. However fate 
lintervened end I went to the 
county to substitue for a teacher 
who was ill. 

The school building was on the 
highway and the "mail n;an" 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 le*ier 
cam&. For a few minutes I buried 
my head in my arms on the desk. 
I was not crying but I had to plan 
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. T failed 
the station and checked the tmin 
schedule. I found the train was due 
to leave in thirty min«tes. 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 towm and told him 
that I had to go home. 

I was interrupted when the 
porter said: "Change trains lady, 


age 7) 

At times I find 

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 

To 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 commrr- 
cial strife 

And see in peace my Master's smil- 
ing face. 

And hear His welcome voice, 
child of mine. 

ATTEND MINISTERS' INSTITUTE — Partcipating in the An 
front row, left to right: Rev. E. Aiken Capers, Savannah'; Mrs. Beul 
iultant; Dr. E. K. Williams, director of the SSC summer school and Ch 
associate professor of Christian Ethics at Drew University Theolo 
J. Hargrett. SSC college minister and director of the Institute; Rev. 
consultant; and Dr. Osborn T. Smallwood, visiting professor of langu 
consultant. Second row, left to right: Revs. Hubert Hagans, Richard 
Louise B. Roberts, Amanda B. Edmondson, and Carolyn M. Manigo, 
Mattis, Ola Dinglo and Ethel Andrews, all of Savannah; and Rev. Wi 
D. Kent, Statesboro; Rev. E. Davis, Savannah; Rev. Benjamin Corley, 
Oliver, Ga.; Deacon Frank C. McMoore, Savannah; Rev. Ralph E. 
Bonds, Savannah. 

nual Ministers' Institute which was held on the campus June 23-28 are, 
ah J. Farmer, assistant professeor of languages and literature, con- 
airman of the Institute Advisory committee; Dr. George D. Kelsey, 
gical Seminary, Madison, New Jersey, chief consultant; Rev. Andrew 
Ralph jM. Gilbert, pastor, First African Baptist Church, Savannah, 
ages and literature from Howard University, Washington, D. C, 
M. Williams and Edgar P. Quarterman, all of Savannah; Mesdames 
all of Savannah; Mrs Pearl Bellinger, Statesboro; Mesdames Josie M. 
lliam C. Cunningham, Savannah. Third row, left to right: Rev. Willie 
Savannah; Rev. William K. Miller, Savannah; Rev. J. W. H. Thomas, 
Baisden, Brunswick, Ga.; Rev. R. L. Lee, Savannah; and Rev. Freddie 

Augrust, 1952 


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 Disti-ict, C.M.E. Church, 
Nashville. Tennessee, deliver the 
67th commencement address, 
Wednesday, June 4. 

Speaking in Meldrim Auditorium 
at 4:00 p. m., 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 
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, nov must you conceive that 
when, and if, that milleniunj 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 be character." 
Ninety-eight Receive Bachelor of 
Science Degrees 

Ninety-eight persons received 
the bachelor of science degree. 
They were as follows: 

Biology — Adolphus D. Carter, 
Margaret Theresa Chisholm, Curtis 
Caesar Lorenzo Antonio Costellio, 
Dorothy Delores Mclver, German 
■lerry Roberts, and Alexander Von 
Speed, all of Savannah. 

Page 7 

tusiness Administration ^ Ruhy 
J. Cbilders 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 3f 

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 LeCrier 
and Caroljm 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, Savanna!;!; 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 
Tharpe, 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 — Eibei-t 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 Herrington, 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. Barnesville; Willie James 
Washington, Columbus, and Ver- 
non Whitehead, Savannah. 

Home Economics — Dorothy 
Louise Bailey, Decatur; Mary Ag- 
nes Ford, Omaha; iVIable 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- 
vannah; and Lurinda B. Williams, 

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; Cesario B. Larioso, 
Savasnah;' James W. Lyles, Savan- 
nah ; Harry Segar, Hardevllle. 
S. C; and Amiziah Smith, Savan- 

Automotive Body and Fender Re- 
pair^Burnice Houston, Savannah. 

Electrical Maintenance and In- 
tallation — 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 — Joseph 
Haynes, Savannah. 

Masonry — Arthur Bradley, Sa- 
vannah; David H. Brown, Bluff- 
ton, S. C; Emmit Cordie Griffin. 
Elijah David Harvey, and Joseph 
G. 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 McLen- 
don, all of Savannah ; Tommie 
Starr, Helena; and Paul James 
Vincent and John AUiston White, 
both of Savannah. 

Not Good 

"Say, these glasses aren't strong 

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." 


(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. Addle 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, 
Gilbert 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, Griffith's 
biography in the Internationul Blue 
Book marks a crowning point in 
the career of this eminent re- 
searcher and teacher. Only those 
individuals who have done work in 
their fields which attract interna- 
tional attention are included in this 
International Who's Who. 

Since 1949 Dr. Griffith has done 
rest-arch 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 hag 
had requests from some of the 
outstanding schools of medicine in 
the United States, as well as from 
several foreign countries. 

In addition to his work In cyltol- 
ogy and fungi. Dr. Griffith has 
written several articles on the 
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. 

An Interview With The 
SSC Librarian 


(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 bad no difficulty in finding the 
Doctor's office. 

I walked into the office and a 
young man came forward and 

"Looking for the Doctor?" 


"During the term 1951-1952 the 
library enjoyed its greatest period 
of 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 Hawldns said, Rem- 
ington Rand now 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 
now available for patrons. 

The total number of hooks in the 
library including bound volumes of 
periodicals la 18,678. "This brings 
up 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 
slightly during the l^st .3 years, the 
total circulation of books this year 
was gi-eater 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 books 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 tho^e 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 st<udent 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. 


"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 sa.v 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, sori-y. You see I've suf- 
fered more than you." 

(Continued 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 Georffia 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 prd.cess. 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 ■ai*e 
forcing the development of new concepts. 

Tliree pai-tlcular areas of change 
contributing largely to the [Jevelop- 
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 to 
salary schedules. 

The type of teaching and learn- 
ing activities carried on in the old 
buildings cannot be transferred to 
the new school boiildings. The in- 
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 
bring about understanding of the 
other processes which have been 
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 bettor 
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' SjTTiphony Orchestra. She 
•sang music of Mozart and the great 
Casta Diva aria from Bellini's 
"Norma." In the concert hall 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- 
ama, the Dominican Republic and 
Venezuela; she returned in the 
summer of 1950 for reengagements 
in Maracaibo and Caracas, Vene- 
zuela and in Santiago de los Ga- 
balleros, in the Dominican Repub- ' 
lie. 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-seliing 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 state during the 
1952 season. Hard hit by gradua- 
tion, the Jigers 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. 



(Continued from page one) 

Director of Religious Activities at 
Virginia State College, the position 
he presently holds. 

Throughout these years Rever- 
end Candy 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. 

Memberships , 

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 Chaplains 

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 
students of the summer school ses- 
sion are fortunate to be included 
In this program of change and 


(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, their 
parents and friends. 
Tuesday, August 12 

7-9:00 p.m. President's Party for 
Seniors — Community 

4:00 p.r 

Wednesday, August 13 

Commencement Exer- 
cises — Meldrim Audi- 
torium. Address by Ben- 
ner C, Turner, A.B., 
LL.B., President of 
State Agricultural and 
Mechanical College, 
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 yonj 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. T 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 ypxi 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, 

Althoiugh you asked me not to 
\vi-ite you again, I am compelled to 
do so and take a risk that you 
might get it before you leave. Why 
didn't you write the letter? Why 
did you have some one else to wi'ite 
it for you? 

"I must admit that though it 
is all too much for me and that 
I am both hurt and humiliated; 
it was honorable of you not to 
marry one man when another man 
had your love. 

I'll not trouble yom by writing 

Best of Luck, 
Jay" ' 

"I can see it.- all now," Jay 
spoke after a 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." 


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 1952-53. A vice-president and 
"Miss Savannah State" and her 
attendants were also elected. 

Jackson, a junior majoring in 
Biology from Camilla, Georgia, 
polled 205 votes. 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, find 
Catherine Hunt, a junior from 
Savannah, who got a total of 35" 

The outgoing council included 
Eddie Lindsay, President; Emmer- 
son Walkei-, vice-president: and 
Hosea J. Lofton, public relation.; 
director. Class representatives will 
be elected to the council in Septem- 

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' 

go home to- 
he said, looking at his 



"What now?" 

"It is one o'clock and you haven't 
had any food today," 

"Ycfu 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 




Vol. VL No. 1 


Ten Additions To State Faculty 
Staff Announced for 1952 

November, 1952 

f 1-11 ailiiitki.i- 10 111.- facully anil <ui{ 
liuve lieen announced by President 
W. K. Payne. Four of ihe new staff 
antl faculty members are graduates of 
Savannah State, The additions are: 

Miss Elizabeth Barrett, inslrucior 
in :he Division of Home Economics, 
holds the bachelor's and master's de- 
srccs from New York University. Miss 
Harrtlt has held positions as nursery 
•school teacher at (he Rockway Child 
Care Center, and al the Colony House 
Children's Center. 

Rov Malcolm Faust, director of Hill 
Hall and instructor in Education, holds 
llie B. S. degree from A. and T. College. 
Greensboro; and the M. A. degree from 
Columbia University. Mr Faust has 
served as supervisor of summer activi- 
ties and teacher at tiie New York State 
Training School. Warwick; and as di- 
rector of group development in New 

Philip j. Hampton, instructor in 
\rl, earned the B. A. and M. A. degrees 
in fine arts at the Kansas City Art 

Dr. R. Ghann Lloyu, professor and 
acting chairman of ihe department of 
Social Science, holds the B. S, degree 
from Tennessee A. antl 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 
State A. and M. College. 

Miss Eunice Wright, formerly secre- 
tary in the President's Office, is now 
assistant in the Office of Student Per- 
sonnel Services. V 

Walter Mlhllh, who holds the A. B. 
and M. S. degrees from fndiana Univer- 
sity, serves as instructor in the depart- 
ment of Education. 

Charles Philson, instructor in the 
division of Trades and Industries, earned 
the B. S. degree from Savannah State 

Mrs. Beautine W. Hardwick re- 
ceived the B. S. degree from Savannah 
State College, and serves as secretary in 
the Personnel Office. 

Mrs. Bernick Hall, secerlary in 
Buildings and Grounds, earned the B. 
S. degree from Savannah State College. 

Miss 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, 

Mrs. Thomas F. Mention, clerk in 
Ihe Registrar's Office, earned the B. S. 
degree from Savannah State College. 

Four changes in faculty and secre- 
larial staff have been announced. They 

Dn. 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. 

Miss DoRoTHfc Harp, secretary in the 
Office of the Comptroller, has been 
appointed acting cashier, 

W. ViRciL 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 tlic Uni- 
versity of Southern California on a 
Ford Foundation Fellowship. 

"Art- Club Open 
To SSC Family 

The fine arr- dcparlmrnt has organ- 
ized an Art Club, open to all individ- 
uals interested Jn art. it was announced 
tiy Mr. Philip Hampton, instructor in 

The purpose of the Art Club is to 
give the individual an outlet for ex- 
pressing himself through 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 Slribling, 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 Scoit. R. Clement Bol- 
den, and Mr, Hilliary R. Hatchett, as- 
sociate professor of fine arts. 

See page four for story on 
___^ Mr. Hampton, 

924 Enrolled 
Fall Quarter 

The fail ijuarter enrollment is 924, 
according to Ben Ingersoll, Registrar. 
Mr. Ingersoll stales 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 whem 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 I! 
veterans, stated Mr. Freeman. 

The maximum veteran enrollment at 
Savannah State was 555 in 1947, the 
Veterans Counsellor added. 

Students' Thinking in Class 
Studied By Chicago Professor 

Chicago, (IP).— A survey of ivliat 
students actually think about in classes, 
conducted by Benjamin S. Bloom, as- 
sociate professor ^if 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 lime thinking 
about the topic discussed or being lec- 
tured on. The remaining third of the 
time their thoughts were irrelevant to 
'lie classwork. 

In discussion classes, one-third of 
the thinking is made up of trying to 
solve problems that come out in the 
discussion. About a quarter of the time 
is spent in thinking about people, in- 
cluding oneself and the danger of being 
called on. In. lectures, students spend 
forty per cent of the time merely fol- 
lowing the lecture, a different kind of 
thinking from the problem solving in- 
volved in discussion classes. 

Persons suffering from anxiety, ac- 
cording to tests, tended to think more 

about themselves than about what was 
going on in ola'^s. 

The studies were made possible be- 
cause of a new technique, called stimu- 
lated recoil, developed at the un'versity 
within the last 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 too 
much attention itself, distracts the 
student from the remainder of the 
lecture. Five minutes after such a 
phrase, students would still be thinking 
about it, instead of what the professor 
was trying to say. The instructor re- 
garded as antagonistic by the students, 
the one who disciplines the class into 
line, gels more attention from the 
students than do the ideas he presents. 
They spend more time thinking about 
him. less about what he says. 

Raymond Knight 
Voted Senior 

The classes of Savannah Slate 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 Watkins, vice-president ; 
Acquilla Qualtlebauni, secretary; Ken- 
neth Evan-i. financial secretary; Arnett 
Anderson, treasurer. 

Junior class: Robert Merrilt, presi- 
dent; Jolin Byrd, vice-president; Mary 
Faison, secretary; Gloria Cbisholni, 
treasurer; Nell Washington, reporler. 

Sophomore class : Thomas Evans, 
president; John Johnson, vice-president; 
Mary Bacon, secretary; Geneva Young, 
financial secretary; Mary Hugen, treas- 
urer; Robcrtia Glover, Clara Bryant. 
Odessa White, reporters. 

Freshman class : Gloria Spaulding, 
president: Doris Singlelon, vice-presi- 
dent; Jacquelyn Tripp, assistant secre- 
tary; Delores Capers, secretary; Aud- 
rey Mumford, reporter. 

Class queens and attendants ior 
Homecoming were as follows: 

Mamie Davis, Columbus, reigned as 
"Miss Freshman." Her attendants 
were Doris Singleton, Savannah, and 
Constance Knighl, Savannah. 

"Miss Sophomore," Odessa While, is 
a native of Savannah. Included in her 
retinue were Frances Howard, Athens, 
and Helen Battiste, Savannah. 

Representing the junior class were 
Laurine Williams, "Miss Junior," Black- 
shear ; Mattie Cliffin, Savannah, and 
Jeanette Willis, Cairo. 

Lois Hines. a native of Savannah, 
served as "Miss Senior." Her attend- 
ants were Ruth Brown, Bainbridge, and 
Louise Phillips, Soperton. 

Rose Gartrell 
Reigns As Queen 

By Frank Prince 
Rose Gartrell who reigns as Miss 
Savannah Slate for 1952-53, is not only 
the College Queen, but is the sum total 
of a pleasing personality, a fine char- 
acter, and a good studenl. 

Miss Gartrell, a senior English ma- 
jor, is a nalive of Savannah. She is 
one of six daughters of Mr. and Mrs. 
Barnelt Gartrell, 1007 West 41sl street. 
Siie has spent most of her life here 
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 Slate" has, from the 
age of four, shown great talent in play- 
ing the piano. Because of her talent 
at this tender age, she was dubbed a 
child prodigy. Miss Gartrell has given 
several piano concerts over local radio 
stations. An unusual feature of Miss 
Garlrell's piano performances is that 
she plays by ear. 

Miss Gartrell enrolled at Savannah 
State in September. 1949. Her original 
ambition was to become a missionary, 
hut she was so impressed by her high 
school English teacher that she changed 
her plans. 

Since becoming a student here. Miss 
Gartrell has, in addition to her regular 
class duties, participated in many extra- 
curricular activities. Among them are 
the Cheering Squad and the Creative 
Dance Group. 

After finishing Savannah State, the 
personable queen hopes to teach. She 
also intends to work toward the mas- 
ter's degree in English. 

A Methodist by faith. Miss Gartrell's 
hobbies are musical. When asked about 
her hobbies, she quickly responded, "I 
love good music and dancing." 

"Miis Savannah Slote," ceiiler. disployi lier- charming smilo as she and hor ottondonli 
ride on the tegol floor during the Homecominq pnr<ide. -Phocbn BobJnwn loti ond 
Glorio Grimes flank thf rhrone 

Pageantry, Coronafion Ceremonies, 
Reunion Mark SSC Homecoming 

22,000 See Symbolic Parade 

"Cavalcade of Ain-TJia" was the 
theme of tlie 1952 Homecoming cele- 
bration, which featured a parade, cor- 
onation ceremonies, a football game, 
and the annual Alumni meeting. 

Pomp and pageantry marked tlie 
Homecoming parade styled by specta- 
tors as one of the best in tlie College's 
history. According to Willon C. Scott, 
director of public relations, over 22,000 
people saw the parade. 

"Spirit of Americc^' was depicted by 
the Cuyler Evening High School float, 
which won first prize umong floats, 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 Ihe procession was 
ihe royal car bearing "Miss Savannah 
State," Rose Gartrell, and her altcnd- 
anls, Phoebe Robinson and Gloria 

Otiier queens included Delores Perry. 
Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity; Mrs, Juan- 
ila Sapp Ashford, General Alumni As- 
sociation; Lillie Bell Linder, Delia 
Sigma Theta sorority; Lois Reeves. 
Omega Psi Phi fraternity ; Myrtice 
James, Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority; 
Elfleala Gaskin, Zela Phi Beta sorority- 
Phi Beta Sigma; Josie Troutman, Busi- 
ness Club; Miss Eunice Wright, Sa- 
vannah Alumni chapter; Rosabel Pusha. 
French Club; Willie Lou Wrighl, Ca- 
milla Hubert Hall; Mamie Davis, fresli- 

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 il. In that way you 
will never reach your goal. Two, run 
with it; and surely you will he defeat- 
ed. Three, run, and be the master of 
it — this alone is success." 

The chaplain ended his speech with 
this thought: "Jesus said, 'Whosoever 
shall lose his life for my sake shall 
find it'." 

The audience participated in an in- 
terpretative service, "Faith of Our Fa- 
thers." The College Choir, directed 
by Professor L. Allan Pyke, rendered 
two selections, "Alleluia" and "Go 
Down, Death." 

man doss ; Lois Hines, senior class ; 
Geneva Holmes, Hill Hall; Mercedes 
Keisey, Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity; 
Helen Turner, Sigma Gamma Rho 
sorority; Odessa Wiiile, sophomore 
class; Muriel Haticn, Pyramid Club; 
and Mamie Hurl, Social Science Club, 

Football festivities got underway on 
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 Baml ; Center High School 
Band, Waycross; William James High 
School Band, Statcsboro; and Wood- 
villc and Beach High School Bands, 
Savannah. The Powell Laboratory Band 
received trophies for their participation. 

The Homecoming Queen, Rose Gar- 
trell, was escorted to the dais by Co- 
Captains Willie F, Johnson and Roscoe 
Browcr, l"here, 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 (jueens were presented to 
Miss Gartrell, and formed an honoring 
train for Her Majesty. 

According to Mr. Scott, over 150 
utunmi attended tlie General Alumni 
Meeting held in the College Inn imme- 
dialely 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 
ihe main address; and President Wil- 
liam K. Payne. President Payne em- 
phasized the College program in his 

Staff Headed By 
Journalism Class 

The class in English 410, Journalism, 
has taken over many of the editorial 
and business responsibilities of The 
Tiger's Roar for this quarter. 

The staff is as follows: 

Editor-in-chief, Annie Grace Bussey; 
managing editor, Frank Prince; news 
editor, Dorothy Bess; assistant news 
editor. Whelder Bannamon; copy editor. 
Rose G. Vann; exchange editor Miriam 
Bacole; feature editor, Nathan Dell; 
make up editor, Clarence Lofton; assist- 
ant in make-up. Martha Edwards; so- 
ciety editor. Xlargaret Willz; assistant 
society editor, Myrtice James ; sports 
editor. Johnny P. Jones; assistant sports 
editor James Douse. 

Reportorial staff: Annie Mae Hen- 
derson, Thelma Williams. Bernitha 
Wasliinglon, Earl Matthews. Fannie 
Lewis. Phophcl Dean Milcholl, Herme- 
nia Mobley, Hazel Collier, James Gib- 
bons, Tliclnia Williams, 

Business staff: Earl Brown. William 
Woods. Thomas Locke, Dennis Wil- 
liams. Johnnie Johnson. 

Page 2 


November, 1952 


When the weary Pilgrams firil landed on the shore o( Ihis lond 
we coll America, they had no premonilion of the greot Thanksgiving 
celebrotions 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 hc.d achieved. 

Today, Americans everywhere pause to give thanks to G<.d on 
ThonksQivinq Day. As Americans, we hove many things for which to 
be thankful' wl are grateful to God for life, for liberty, and for 
the pursuit of hoppiness. Americans ore grateful for he supreme law 
of the land which guorontees freedom of speech, of the press, and of 
religion To God we give thanks for being abit to pursue the ob- 
iectives of our choice without political domination^ 

Thanksgiving Day is one on which we should abandon our da^y 
routine and dedicate some time to reminiscence. B, engaging in the 
process of remembrance, we relive our past. Those vivid moments ot 
the post ogoin become real to us. Not until then do we realize how 
numerous our blessings hove been, and the many reasons for which 
we should thank God. Of course, there will be moments of despair, 
OS well OS moments of pleasure. But we should pause and ask our- 
selves the question: What is life except o series of "iisfortunes and 
triumphs? It is a combination of the two which mokes life challenging 
ond worth living, ij c j „ 

Aher having considered the essence of life, we should find a 
greater cause for which to give thonks to God. 

Dorothy M. Bess 

The Church: A Living Influence 

Ijy Rose E. Garlrcll Viinii 
The mo^t iiiipiirlnnl tuiiclion of lite church is to provide a place 
for worship. Tiiri.ugh worship. pci.|ile are hrought closer to God. 
~ ■ ■ '■ - ' ■•■"'; are aids lo worship. A 

ihoughls and enlolions of 

Cliurch music, readings, prayers, and servi 
good sermon, well expressed, will direct Ih 
the congregation toward belter things of life. 

The church inspires people In du right ami avoid wrong. 11 urges 
people lo live according lo the highesl ideals of conducl. To develop 
in every person a righteous character is one ot the most iniporlatil aims 
ot the church. The church emphasizes the higher, nobler, and purer 
things of lite. "People are like clocks." they need to be wound up lo 
keep true lo the heller things ot life. 

When limes arc very trying, cliurch allendance helps us lo 
strengthen our ideals. In limes of trouble the teachings ot the church 
give us tailb and courage lo carry on in spile ot our ditticullies. Even 
tliougb all people arc not niembers of the church, and do not attend 
its services, all arc influenced indirectly by ihe church. 

The church's constant emphasis on ideals ot honesty, fair play, 
kindness, helpfulness, and justice is sure lo have an ettect on the lite 
ot the entire coimminity and the nation. 


(llien Georgia 
lyUT reveals a number 

Informalion given in llic ^iuoiniah Sliili 
Stale Industrial College) catalogue fi>r ihe yea 
of interesting facts. 

According to this catalogue, no scholarships were offered that 
year. The faculty desired to secure S32.00 per student, "from philan- 
thropic persons." for those deserving students who could not meet their 
financial obligations. 

Compare litis with ihe Scholarship Drive that is being sponsored 
this year by the Savannah Sltite Alumni Association, and with the fact 
that our present catalogue has the jolhiving regarding scholarships: 
"A limited number oj 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 of the College program." 

In 1907. eacli (Georgia) Sa\'ainiah State College student was 
required to buy a uniform within fifteen days after he entered school. 

The old catalogue also set forth regulations prohibiting card playing 
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, but you can't lake the 
country out of the man. 

When it comes lo cooking up a scheme so many of them are half- 

The family car is part of the home. sa\'s a uriter. It is probably 
lived in more than the home. 

An Optimist is a person who thinks he can build an athlilion to 
his home at a low figure. 

The Roving 

IJ\ Hermenia Mobley 
Do you think chapel allendance 
should he compulsoryy 

"Ihe cultural development of 
an individual depends on his in- 
tellicl. interest, and attitude. Since 
some students are not exposed to 
certain cultural things at home, 
they will not attempt lo develop 
ihis aspect of their education un- 
less ihey are encouraged to do so. 
or sometimes forced to do so. 
Therefore. I think that chapel at- 
tendance should be coin|)ulsory."" 
Elizabeth Haynes 
■"Chapel attendance should not 
b? compulsory. 1 don't think men 
and women in college should be 
compelled to do anything, for when 
a person is old enough to come 
to college he is usually old enougli 
lo decide, with a bit of guidance, 
ivhat 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 
"1 don't think chapel should be 
compulsory for the mere fact that 
we. as college students, should be 
self-reliilnt. 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 arc 

Ellen Manning 
"Heiiig a college student I think 
it is uimecessary to compel one 
lo 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 Bacote 
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 to chapel programs 
should remain as they are. They 
have |)roved to be effective for 
many reasons which have been 
explained. John Walkins 

1 do not think that chapel at- 
tendance should be compulsory. 
The programs should he so chal- 
lenging that students will go on 
their own free will and enjoy them 
so much they'll go every week. 
Carolyn L. if aider 


V.K N.ithan Del 


By Nancy Kimhrough ^lack 

Loneliness is a stale I know. 

It follows me wherever I go. 

I thought I had escaped its haunt- 
ing grasp. 

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. 
I>"ineliness has taken away all (.f 

my promised dawns. 


Among the new books added 
to the library collection this year 
arc the following; 

Tomorrow Never Comes 

By Uoris A. Sanders 
it has 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 nmsl ])erform, 
Do it today, not tomorrow. 
For tomorrow never comes. 

■ Gladys Schmitt. Confessors of 
the Name; Arthur Koesller, Arrow 
in the Blue; Nevil Shule, The Far 
Country; Alvin 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 

Books in Review 

liy Martha L. Edwards 

Stranger and Alone. J. Saunders 
Redding. Harcourt. Brace and 
Company, New York. 1950. 

The novel, .S.'rangtT and Alone. 
is based on the life of Shellon 
Howden. a Negro who is malad- 
justed, frustrated, and emotionally 
upsel. 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- 
ulified how an individual mav nor- 
mally adjust himself to society 
through understanding. The story 
also jjoints out the fact that some 
people tend to live in the "night- 
mare of race." 

Virrhrv J?// 

Cool shadows creep . . . 

The sun sinks behind the hills ... 

The noises of dav 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 dij» 
their wings in salute to the fast dying sun and are swallowed up bv thje_ 
abyss. . . . The rich golden colors of autumn lose their brilliauL ,. j ' 
the shado\vs 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 unblinkingly 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 his 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 u)) in a tree the last of a flock of birds settles in 
its nest. . . . The door bangs shut behind the o'd man. . . . 

I walk on until I reach a narrow stream upon whose banks I sit 
down with my back against a tree. . . . The shadows are very deep 
now. . . . The stream bubbles softly and disappears around the bend. 
... I 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 

Niivember. 1952 

Published six times jier year by the students of Savannah State 
College. Member: The Intercollegiate Press. The Associated Collegiate 

Advertising Rale: One dollar |)er column inch. 

Managing Editor Frank Prince 

News Editor Dorothy Bess 

Copy Editor Rose G. Vami 

Art and Make-up Editor Clarence Lofton 

Sports Editor Jnhimy P. Jones 

Business Manager - . . Earl Brown 

Typist Robertia Glover 

Advisor Luetta B. Colvin 

November, 1952 




Mr. ami Mrs. Emanuel A. Berlrami 
announce llie birlli o( a son, Andrr 
Emile, October 16. at Charity Hospilal. 
Mr. Berlrand U comptroller. 

Mr. and Mrs. Blanton E. Black an- 
nounce the birth of a ilaughler. Lynette 
Elaine, October 18, at Charity Hospi- 
tal. Mrs. Black will be remembered 
as the former Miss Ruby Childers. Mr. 
Black is assistant professor of social 

Mr. and Mrs. William J. Holloway 
announce the birtb of a daughter, Ar- 
nella Jimnierson, October 20, at Char- 
ity Hospital. Mr, Holloway is director 
of student personnel and associate pro- 
fessor of social science. 

Minnie Harley Named 
Zeta President 

Officers of the Rho Beta chapter of 
the Zela Phi Beta sorority are Minnie 
Harley, president; Beautine Baker, vice- 
president; Aquilla Quattlebaum, secre- 
tary; Lottie Tolbert, treasurer; Elfleatu 
Gaskin, reporter; and Lois Hines. cliap- 
lain. Mrs, Ella W. Fisher is advisor. 

riif objects of Zeta are to foster the 
ideals of sisterhood, scholarship, service. 
and womanhood. Zeta is affiliated with 
tbe National Pan-Hellenic Council, and 
the National Council of Negro Women. 

The annual Drives of Zela are to 
hfip the Tuberculosis .Association, the 
Infantile Paralysis Drive, the Commu- 
nity Chest, the Crippled Children Drive, 
and the United Negro College Fund. 

This year, the chapter is planning a 
iiuinlier of social affairs, including the 
annual Spring Formal. 

Thespians To Present 
"Sacred Flame" Dec. 12 

Mrs. Elhel J. Lainph.-ll. director of 
dramatics, announces that W. Somerset 
Maugham's "The Sacred Flame" will 
be presented by the Dramatics Club on 
December 12. 

Mrs. 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 

(AGP) — 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 ut Princeton. 

Both men, members of the English 
and Modern Languages department, 
were found to have submitted 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 S70CI for the forging 
of theses for Princeton seniors. 

Kappas Pay Honor 
To Scrollers 

Gamma 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 polemarcb. 

The entertainment consisted of an in- 
formal stag, spiced with games, music, 
fraternity songs, and a buffet supper. 

Those present were Scrollers Samson 
Frazler, 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- 
Ion, vice-polemarch; James Densler, 
keeper of records; Earl Brown, his- 
torian; Oscar Diilard, strategus; Semon 
Monroe, dean of pledges; James Mac- 
key, polemarch; James Zachary, and 
Mr. John Camper, advisor. 

Sigmas To Give 
Spring Formal 

"Sigma's activities for the present 
scliool year are few," staled Joe H. 
Lang, president of the Gamma Zeta 
chapter of Phi Beta Sigma fraternity. 

Among the limited activities to be 
sponsored is a 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, Arnett 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 Counoil. 

AKAs To Present 
Play December 3 

The Gainiiia L'psilon chapter of the 
Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority has been 
organized for tbe year of 1952. The 
officers are: president, Jean Miller; 
vice president, Jewell Cutter; recording 
secretary, Phoebe Robinson; treasurer; 
Beverly Ann Brown; financial secre- 
tary, Jennie Hamilton Collier; reporter, 
Virginia James; 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, 
"Tbe Girl With Two Faces." They also 
plan a Spring Formal, which is to be a 
very elaborate affair. They anticipate a 
chapel program sometime after Christ- 
mas, and as of now, they are working 
on a Christmas project. 


By Johnny Paul Jones 

Athletic Director Theodore A- Wright and Head Coacli John 
Martis form a team of hard-working, untiring workers who love 
athletics and live with the coinpelilion it fosters. The Savannah State 
Athletic department tries to develop real men and women who will 
contribute to the welfare of the race, tlie nation, and the world. 

The student athletes are taught the fundamentals of football, 
basketball, and track. The athletic staff 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 Maler. 

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 could sponsor Scholarship aid programs for 
deserving athletes and musicians. I A good hand is conducive to a 
good athletic program.) 

This would give SSC the comeback in band and athletic standing 
that its sup|)orters dream about. 

The Gl Bill: 
No Free Rides 

(ACPI— The new CI bill is tougher 
ilian the old one. .'\ 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 gel. 
Tlie vet has to show he is not guilty 
of misconduct, neglect or lack of appli- 
cation. Then he must take a battery 
of tests. If he gets through unscathed, 
he can change his 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 allot- 

It's up to the campus vel's instruc- 
tors to turn in monthly progress reports 
to the Veterans Administration. Serious 
trouble can result if ihese reports arc 
delayed or if they are not turned in by 
tlie instructors. 

10 Easy Gambits 

Al.lM -Here are -'lO Way>. to Gel 
Through College Without Even Try- 
ingfi" as written in Pageant magazine 
by Prof. Robert Tyson of Hunter 

1. Bring the professor newspaper 
clippings dealing with his subject. If 
you don't find clippings dealing willi 
his subject, bring clippings at random. 
He thinks everything deals with his 

2. Look alert. Take notes eagerly. 
If you look at your walcb, 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 (juile objective. 

4. Sit in front, near him. (Applies 
only if you intend to stay awake). . . . 

5. Laugh at his jokes You can 
teli. If he looks up from his notes 
and smiles expectantly, he has told a 

6. Ask for outside reading. You 
ilon't have to read it. Just ask. 

7. H you must sleep, arrange lo be 
called at the end of the hour. It cre- 
ates an unfavorable impression if the 
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 book from the 
course. If you do math in psychology 
class and psychology in math cla-ts, 
match the books for size and color. 

9. Ask any questions you think he 
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 tliat, 

10. Call attention to his writing. 
Produces an excjuisitely pleasant ex- 
perience connected with you. If you 
know he's written a book or an article, 
ask in class if he wrote it. 

Pork 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- 
partmental 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 
ihr 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 was inaugurated in December. 
1948. The course for the new academic 
year will consist of fourteen topics of 
division-wide concern which were chosen 
by the entire staff. Most departments 
are vested with the primary responsi- 
bility for the presentation of two topics 
and share secondary responsibility for 
others. Students will actively partici- 
pate in the bi-monthly sessions. 

The following topics will be dealt 
with in tbe order named: Facts. Gen- 
eralizations. Hypothoses; Influence of 
Folkways and Mores in the Determi- 
nation of a Culture Pattern; Effects of 
the Industrial Revolution; Puritanism, 
Pragmatism and Liberal Christianity: 
Democracy; Liberal Arts vs. General 
Education; Measurement in the Social 
Sciences; Indices of Social Organiza- 
tion ; Population Problems; Laissez 
faire versus the Welfare State, and 
Business Cycles. 


My Johnny P. Jo 

SSC Bows to 
M'House In 
Homecoming Tilt 

The Tigers fell before the Morehouse 
Maroon Tigers, 7-2, in tbe Homecoming 
gridiron contest, witnessed by 5,000 
partisan fans, November 7. The first 
half saw Savannah State roll up 110 
yards rushing and passing but failing 
to score- Morehouse moved down to 
the Savannah State three, but failed to 
score before tlic half. 

Charles Cozart, freshman back from 
Rockwood. Tennessee, proved to he the 
star of the game as be unlind)cred liis 
arm and passed for 20 and 30 yards 
at a lime for SSC. 

When Morehouse kicked off for the 
second half, Roscoc Browcr returned 
the kick buck ten yards. Cozart passed 
for 20 yards to move the ball up to 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 
the 25 but it was wide. 

Morehouse look the ball on the 20 
and failed lo gain. State took over, 
but was penalized for roughness, 15 
yards, and again for off aide. Cozart 
again unlimbercd his passing arm and 
hit McDaniel for 20 yards. On the 
next play, Cozart passed again for 20. 
After the SSC Tigers moved into More- 
house's territory, they failed lo score, 
and Morehouse look over. After the 
ball had changed several times ae the 
two evenly matclied teams failed to 
develop the power necessary to carry 
thm over the goal line, Morehouse 
passed lo the end zone lo end the 
scoreless game. The extra point was 
good and Morehouse led in the last five 
minutes of tlie game, 7-0. 

On the kick-off, Claudie Roberts re- 
turned the ball to tiie 35. Cozart passed 
lo Collier to move the ball lo tlie More- 
house 35. On the next play, a More- 
Imuse player intercepted a pass thrown 
by Claudie Roberts and was tackled 
behind the goal line to give SSC a 

WalloDs State, 67-0 

The Bcibune-Cookman Wildcats ran 
up a lolal 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, Glayd 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 the outstand- 
ing player for State. 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 showe<l potentialities of coming 

Elizabeth City 
Takes Victory 

Elizabeth City, Oct. 4.— The smooth 
sailing Pirates of Elizabeth City Teach- 
ers College lopped the SSC Tigers be- 
fore u 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 Both. Pirate back, drew blood 
on iin off-tackle run of ten yards lo 
score. Tlie kick was wide and the 
score stood at 6-0. 

Just before the half ended the Piratea 
struck again with a pass play from 
Davis to Randall in tlie same zone. The 
half ended 120 in (avor of Elizabeth 

SSC backs, Claudie Roberta and 
Charlie Cozart showed fire in their first 
college game. Merrill and Weather- 
spoon also stood out for State. 

'Bama Hornets 
Get Revenge 

MOiMGOMLRY, Oct. 10.— The Ala- 
luiniH State Hornels, seeking revenge 
for lust year's defeat by the Tigers, out- 
scored the Tigers in a running, passing 
game, 34-7, before u crowd of nearly 
2,000 in the Hornet Stadium, at Mont- 

'Bunia State struck five limes by oir 
and ground and scored a safety, while 
SSC's lone tally was on a pass play 
from Cluudie Roberta to Walter Cook. 
The jioiiil after touchdown was on a 
puss from Cliurlie Cozart lo L. J. Mc- 
Daniel. Roscoe Brower and William 
Weutherspoon played a fine game for 
Savuniiuli, and Captain Willie Frank 
Johnson proved lo ho a throw-back to 
the old "sixty-minule man" in football. 

While Captain Johnson was the out- 
slondiiig playtr for SSC. Sampson 
Colton, Clarence Seldon. and Cornell 
Torrencc proved to be the 'Bama Slate 
victory combination. 

Morris Defeats 
SSC Tigers 

Moiris College .lefeated the SSC 
Tigers. 37-0, before 2,000 fans at the 
Savannah State Athletic Field, October 
17. Savannah Slate outplayed the SEAC 
champions, but Morris scored on a 
68-yarrl drive by Eddie Johnson at the 
liulf. Tlie extra point was no good. 

Johnson scored the second tally for 
the winners. Other scores were made 
by Lou Hucketl, who counted twice. 
The final marker was scored on a pass. 
Jack Hill to Smith Payne. Sam Joser 
kicked the extra point. 

Backs Claudie Roberts, Frank John- 
son, Jame.s Collier, and Roscoe Brower, 
and lineman Randy Gilbert starred for 

( ACF I ^Football coaches will no 
longer double as entertainers, accord- 
ing to the new code of ethics 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 
to sportscasters, sporlswriters, alumni 
and the public wliieli may incite them 
lo label officials as incompetent, ..." 

LINE-UP IN ACTION SHOT. Left to righf, Wolter Cook, end; Marvin Pittmon, tackle; 
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lockle: James Collier, end, Bockfield, left to right: Willie Fronk Johnson, right halfback; 
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November, 1952 

New Art Instructor, P. J. Hampton 
Has Placed Works in Exhibits 

V.y MarllK. K.Kvunis 

Pliiliip J. Hamplon, inslruclor in ai 
insliluliors in ilic counlry. Anionf; ill 
Univernly, and Kansas Cily Arl In.^limt. 
of fine arls ticizree from tlic laller inslilul 
fine arts degree from llie same ins 
ihc Kansas Cily Univtrsily. 

A nalivc of Kansas Cily, Misvoiiri, 
Mr. Hamplon has served lliree ycar-- 
in ihe armed services, two and ondiiiH 
of whieli were spent in llic ETO. 

During his sophomore year in col- 
lege. Mr. Hampton won honorable ntm 
rion in the Latham Foiindalton Inin- 
naiional Poster Contest. He Iws pla-r,l 
exhibits in the Afiil-Ameririiu Sccfiul 
Annual Exhibition, held nl Nelson Cut- 
lery of Art. Some of his ivories wi-re 
exhibited twice a! the first and second 
Annual Exhibition at St. Augustine's 
Episcopal Church, in Kansas City. 

Mr. Hampton modestly admits thai 
llie famed author. Hoi Ollh-y. has one 
of his painlings amonf- his privale 

He is a nu-mher of llie Collepe An 
Association, and lias hecn inslrumenid 
in organizing an Arl Club al SavanTia 
Slate. Mr. Hamplon pli"^ 'o ""sl'''"'^ 
a new course next quarter. Drawing 
and Composition. "The course will cm- 
hody chiefly drawing, paiiiling, and 
design, and will he offered as an elcc- 
live course." ihe lalented artist stated. 

This is Mr. Hampton's first lime 
hi this section of the counlry and he 
indicates that lie likes Savannah very 
much. He feels Ihat "the campus is 
rather pirluresquc from an acslliclic 

has studied 
1 are Kansiai 

Mr. Hamplo 
ion. He was 

It some of the leading 

State College. Drake 

1 received the hachelor 

awarded the master rtf 

ulion, studying toward l!ii3 degree i 

Junior Press 
Takes Over 
In New Show 

Screening TV 

By Merrill FanitI 
Ever)' so often— not too ollen— 
someone in Philadelphia gets a good 
idea tor a TV program and manages 
to carry it off. Ruth Geri Hagy's 
junior Press Conference (Sundays, 
11:30 A. M., Channel ) is such an 

To be uUerly frank (and there's no 
sense in being frank without being utter 
about it) ihe show is a direct lakeolf 
on Meet the Press. Miss Hagy is a 
sliehtly more personable — on TV al 
least— Martha Roundlree. Her guests 
are national figures willing to be put 
on the spot. The swilcli is that Junior 
Press Conference's questioners 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 property of John (Ox) 
DaGrosa. ihus are given an opportunity 
lo conduct an inquisition in their own 
articulate, if somewhat rambunctious 
fashion. Il makes for good television, 
asideaside from the fact that it's a 
darned healthy thing for all of us. 

Occasionally we have seen Theo- 
dore Granik and his Youth Wants lo 
Know program in Philadelphia. Granik 
fills a studio with 50 high school boys 
and girls and leti ihera lire questions 
al such intercsling people as Governor 
Dewey and Rudolph Halley. Unfortu- 
nately, because of the large number 
of quizzers. the questions have to be 
prel>T well set in advance and there's 
little time to develop a subject ade- 
A Free-For-All 

Junior Press Conference, by using the 
Meet the Press format, is more of a 
free-for-all. And since the questioners 
are college rather than high school 
students, they are equipped with more 
background and, if possible, more ten- 
acity. Last Sunday's junior Lawrence 
Spivaks included lads from Penn and 
North Carolina, and girls from North- 
western and Beaver, Their victims 
were Senator and Mrs. Estcs Kefauver. 
Their subject was "Corruption" as 
it relate? to the current political cam- 
paign, but the Senator found himself 
talking al>out such matters as Senator 
Sparkman's voting record on civil rights 
measures. Governor .Stevenson's accept- 
ance of support from Jake Arvey and 
Pretiident Truman, Dwight D, Eiaen- 
hower'n plan lo vi-it Korea, and why 
he, Senator Kefauver, wasn't nominated 
2t Chicago, 


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he hopes to have a 


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some of the campus 


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Hamplon is 

married and lias one 


Senator Neglected 

Not that the corruption issue was 
forgotten. Indeed the questioners 
found liiemselves answering one an- 
other al one point and llie Senator 
and his prelly wife were all but neg- 
lected in ihe hot interchange between 
the gentleman from Norlh Carolina and 
the very determined young lady from 
Beaver College. 

Miss Hagy, if I may venture a small 
criticism, talks too much but not often 
enough. Her introductions could be 
shorter, and her infrequent interrup- 
tions to get the show back on subject 
should he condensed inlo fewer words. 
It might he a good idea to have a little 
more discipline on the program, too— 
wilh the questioners looking to ber for 
recognition instead of speaking directly 
to the guest. 

Near Anonymity 

Tlic students operated lasl Sunday 
in near anonymity, the audience catch- 
ing their names at the oulset, but 
having no other means of identifidng 
ihem other than their little desk signs 
which carried the names of their col- 
leges. At one point Senator Kefauver 
himself addressed Nell Gayley of Beaver 
College as "Miss Beaver." ^ 

TV audiences have a wide choice 
of discussion programs in which ex- 
perts take basic aspects of politics for 
granted and spend most of their time 
on fine points. It's refreshing to hear 
a question like, "But what can I do 
myself, as an individual, about corrup- 
I ion in Government ?" as we heard 
Sun<lay from Patricia McGuire of 
Northwestern University. 

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October 28. 1952. 

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Johnnie Mae Cruise, of Screven 
County, ihe daughter of Mr. and Mrs. 
Earnest Cruise, was born on May 23, 
1933. There are eight children in her 
family. Iwo hoys and sia girls. 

Johnnie Mae altcnded Harris, a pub- 
lic school, for two years, afler which 
-he became totally blind. For nine 
\'ars 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 lo the 
niw situation," said Johnnie Mae. 

Mrs. Ed Fisher, a summer student. 
influenced Johnnie Mae in selecting 
Savannah State College. "I came here 
because I like secretarial work. How- 
ever, I am more interested in music." 
ihe personable coed added. 

When asked about her adjustment 
lo college life. Johnnie Mae said, "The 
classes are fine and I do not find them 
loo difficult because I memorize well, 
in tact I depend on my memory for 

Miss Cruise, whose hobbies include 
collecting classical records, stated lliat 
Iwo of her most interesting experiences 
were playing for the Lounge Club in 
Macon, and traveling alone to visit her 
aunt who lives in Miami. 

"The students at Savannah State are 
wonderful," asserled Miss Cruise. She 
interprets the campus as a circle, with 
many beautiful trees, laden with moss, 
with a beautiful lawn, and fine 

Johnnie Mae's plans for the future 
include a job. traveling, and marriage. 

Miss Cruise stated 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." the 
alert coed said. 

$500.00 Contest 
Open To 

A chance lo win $500.00 in prizes 
is offered to undergraduate students 
throughout the country by the Associa- 
tion of Petroleum Re-Refiners, Wash- 
ington, D. C. Contestants are 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 of oil conservation. He 
explained that 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 ihe contest 
may secure a list 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 §250.00, second 
prize, SIOO.OO with three other prizes 
of S50.00 each. 

Conservation Program 
Expanded at Yale 

:\ew Haven. Conn. l/.P.)— Yale Uni- 
versity is expanding into the under- 
graduate level its graduate Conserva- 
tion Program started two 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- 
valion Program at Yale, one of the 
country's first graduate set-ups devoted 
entirely lo research and instruction in 
the conservation of 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- 
partmenls similar to Yale's, according 
lo Prof. Paul B. Scars, head of the 
program. Requests for information 
inounled last year to such an extent 
that a folder on the plan was issued 
and has been mailed out widely. 

(Editor's Note. Sludenls desiring 
particulars about llie "The Junior Press 
Conference," new TV program, should 
contact the editor.) 


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Dean Williams 
Cit-es Changes 
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By Frank Prince 

Numerous revisions and adjustments 
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 dcnirt- 
ments, adjustments have been made, 
based upon experiences gained la^t 

In the business department, there 
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th needs of those who wish to get only 
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new block schedule for certain educa- 
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block course which carries eight credit 
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allotted, and conflict witli other classes 
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Dr. Williams also indicated other 
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year, all freshmen were required to take 
the English Placement Test, the Mathe- 
matical Plan Test, and the Psycholo- 
gical Test. On the basis of test results, 
freshmen were placed. In the cases of 
failure to meet minimum test standards, 
remedial courses were set up for fresh- 

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Peace On 
Earth . . . 




Vol. VI. No. 2 

Good Will 
To Men . . . 



Soufh of "South of the Border' 

By Frank Prince 

My trips to South America 
have taken nie to four different 
countries. In these countries, we 
find different customs and ways 
of hfe in comparison to the North 
.'■\merican way. 

In 1946, the Olympic team of 
tlie epublic of Panama, of which 
I am a member, prepared itself 
for the Central American and Car- 
ibbean Games that were to he 
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 
of 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 
also carts drawn by oxen, and 
women with loads on their heads 
and babies in their arms. These 
scenes carried our minds back to 
the pictures we 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 by 
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 al l.iniatoba Aiipdii, 
a ten-minute ride from the city, 
and were welcomed by, not mos- 
quitoes this time, but by 45-degree 
weather for which we were un- 
prejjared. We were unprepared 
because we did not have top-coats. 
In Panama we do not use this 
wearing apparel because the tem- 
perature there does not drop be- 
low 65. We are situated, geograpli- 
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. 
This we enjoyed very much due 
to the added attraction of having 
the populace attracted to our cars. 
We arrived at our scheduled place 
of residence, making the ten-min- 
ute trip in about seven minutes. 
This place, Escuela Militar Na- 
cional (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 hving 
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. 

Un our trip around Peru we 
saw llamas, a very rare animal 
which is fouTid 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 
ihe language spoken. 

Trades Graduafl-es 
EmpSoycd In 
Various FieSds 

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 tliey began construction in the 
volunteer work that made possible a 
new 100-man dormitory. This time (he 
co-eds and fellows ure helping to build 
a new fine-arts center; a one-story 
classroom wing of the new auditorium. 

A committee of 30 students and five 
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 bel\s'een 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. It 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. 

New Chapel Policy 
Adopted at Penn 

Piltsliiirgh. f'li. il.l'.) — 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 
liave 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-cuts, 
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. 

3. Over cutting which occurs in the 
last month of an academic year 
shall carry over and be subject 
to perallv 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 them 
as seems best. 

The Student Assembly Board has the 
authority to pronounce penalties for 
first offenses against the regulations 
of assembly attendance. It also has 
the authority to regulate excuses from 
assembly and to check reasons for ab- 



vision of Trades and Industries, a 
nimiber of students have completed 
one or more of the terminal course; 
ind are now following their chosen 
iccupations in the slate and through- 
out Ihe countiy. A brief sketch of 
some of our trades and industries grad- 
uates follows. 

lames Dakcr works at the large fur- 
niture companies in the city, finishing 
atid refinishing funiiture. Jason Cutler 
is operating his own Shoe Shop on 
Waters Avenue, jolmnie Sicbert j< 
working as an electrician with the T, J, 
Hopkins Electrical Contracting Com- 
pany. Adam Herring is employed a^ 
a body and fender mechanic at Bob's 
Garage. Hertize Recce is now working 
at the Savannah River Project as a 
carpenter, Leroy Eastern is employed 
as a bricklayer with a large conalrur 
tion company in Syracuse, New York. 
and Leroy Jackson as a macliinisi 
helper in the city. 

In the field of shop teachers several 
graduates hold positions. Carl Logan 
is an instructor \x\ woodwork at the 
Cuyler Junior High School. Ira Wil- 
liams is the masonry instructor at the 
Alfred E. Beach HiglKSchool. Yerhy 
Webb is instructor at Ckrver Vocation- 
al School in Atlanta; J.oseph Scruggs, 
industrial arts teacher in Atlanta; Wil- 
son J. Bryqnt, carpentry instructor, 
Monore High' School, Albany; John 
Jordan, automobile mechanics instruc- 
tor, Ballard-Hudson, Macon; Melvin 
Bush, general shop teacher at Kestler 
High School, Damascus; Allan Boney, 
general shop teacher " at . Hawkinsville 
High School, Hawkinsville., 

Wallace McLcod is industrial arts 
teacher al Homcrville; DanieJ Hendrix, 
teacher of shopwork and mathematics. 
Quitman; Richard Lyies, carpentry in- 
structor at Woodville High School, Sa- 
vannah; Willie Sheppard, masonry in- 
structor. Marietta. 

Clyde Hall, one of iJie first graduates 
of the Division, is,' now at Bradley 
University, Peoria, Illinois, completing 
requirements for tha^ degree of Doclor 
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 to 
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 approved 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, Northfield. Minnesota. 


Capt'ains Johnson 
Roar Farewell to 

By Jolinny E, Johnson and 
Rose G, Vann 

Co Captains Willie Frank Johnson 
and Roscoe Brower played their last 
collegiate foolbull 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, Bainbridge, 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 
Softball, 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 Stale in the 
spring of 1949, Johnson immediately 
decided to become a part of this pro- 
gressive institution. He said, "I was 
swept off my feet after being exposed 
to the friendly atmosphere here at 

Since being at State, this well-round- 
ed student has proved his ability on 
the gridiron and in intermural activi- 
ties. As a result of his gridiron skill, 

Eliabelle Davis, 
Soprano, in 
Lyceum Jan. 14 

Ellabellc Davii. 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 term. 

Miss Davis has been acclaimed by 
the press of the continent. Some of 


and Brower 

Jolinson was elected co-captain ot the 
football team for 1952. 

"It pays to he industrious," said 
Johnson. Proof of his belief in this 
statement is the fact that this busy 
student is employed as un assistant in 
the College Booksloto. 

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 memhrr of the Sphinx Club of 
Alpha Plii Alpha fraternity, 

Co-Captain Roscoe Bro(4er is a na- 
tive of Thomasville, Georgia, A sen- 
ior majoring in industrial arts, Brower 
.served as captain of the football team 
at Douglas High School, 194fi-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 Slate 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 ot Merit in General Woodwork 
and Carpentry from the Division of 
Trades and Industries. 

Iier press plaudits follow: 

"A beautiful voice^A sensitive sing- 
er. Shows her skill 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. Missi Davis" 
voice is beautifuL An interpreter 
of rare discernment and the possesso' 
of a truly dramatic temperature. One 
might single out every member as a 
high point; examplary!" Warren Sto- 
rey Smith in The Boston Post. 

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 mcrease m 
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 ot the year. American ideals, 
institutions, and progress provide for each one every year greater 
opportunity to share and enjoy the season. May your Christmas 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 llie midnight ciear. 

That glorious song of old. 
From angels bending near the eartli 

To touch their harps of gold: 
"Peace on the earth, good will to men. 
From heaven's all-gracious King — " 
The world in solemn stillness lay 
To hear ihe angels sing. 

Theso beautiful lines were written by Edmund Hamilton Scars 
an American author and Unitarian clergyman. He was uispircd. 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 bear 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 buth solemn and joyful. 

Nearly two tb.iusand years ago. some poor shepherds, while 
lending their flocks at night, received the heavenly heralds of Jesus 
birth. The shepherds little realized that they w.mld be n part of tlie 
moving chronicle of the Saviour of mankind. 

As the Bible tells us, however, there was one man who. for Ins 
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 jo\ 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 nalal 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 oilier. 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 solcnmity. 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 

nil to 1 

Frank Prince 

Choosing A Career 

When we come to that decisive stage in our lives where we must 
choose a life career, or ever earn our livelihood by sources we find at 
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 many. In deciding how *ve 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 "lime will cure all ills." and we forget 
that '"there are exceptions to every rule." 

When we think of a career we lliink of a way in which to earn 
our livelihood. To many a career means nothing more. Perhaps many 
of us would acquire a higher status during the course of our careers 
if we would he more liberal in ou rtbinking when we are choosing tbem. 
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 i)reparation for a career he should 
ask himself the question: How can I serve society best? We should 
remember thai not until society deigns us worthy do we achieve suc- 
cess. It might appear to the individual that lie 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 thy 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 I become bored or discouraged 
after having begun my life's work? Will I be willing 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 
^est. Dorothy M. Bess 

1 lik»- 


[Sy Juliu- Rce%e 
hTmil in 

With no one U. live, with all ihe 
Goldet) BC«ie* about m<: like an evc- 
nini^ at fluns^t. 

And yd. it sr.-m.- ^l^anpt■ for one to 

Anil lind no comfort in his rvason. 
I!ul lh<-n 1 think that I can find 

While and sit and dream of her. 
Now I can see denp into her heart 
The dlken Iwist that did us part; 
For it's only a web of silk between 

our love. 

Books In Review AT TWILIGHT 

n> Martha Ed^^urds 

The Suraren Blade By Frank Yer- 
liy. Dial Press, New York, 1952. 

Frank Yerhy has again produced a 
lir-il seller in The Saracen Blade. Thh 
novel is ihe yollanl story of llic thir- 
teenth century and of two youths. 
I'ielro di Donati, ihe son of a hlack- 
-niiili. and Frederick the Second of 
Holienstaufcn were strangely related 
in a way— though ontr was a com- 
moner or "hasehorn," the other an Em- 
porer — they were horn on the same 
(lay. As tlie mysticism of the day fol- 
lowed, thry were linked hy their stars. 

Wlien. as hoys, they met for the first 
lime they sliarcd a close bond, it bond 
of spiril. temperament, and intellect 
that surpassed a blood relationship. 

Tlie world that Pielro sliared was a 
limi- of brightness — a world of nation 
ugainst notion, of niai<lens of radiant 
henuty, wilh long hair in iiels of gold 
thread, and attired in silk and samite, 
velvet and ermine, "hejcweled nohle- 
inen flaunting llie arrogant insignia of 
their proud houses." It was Pietro's 

It was (hiring this ihirleenlh century 
world of fanatic and heretic, of Christ- 
ian and Saracen. Sicilian and Gernian 
that Pielro bad lo make liis way Pletro 
ulone was unfitted for Ibis world in 
wbich be was cast. 

Tliougb in stature, he was "small and 
delicale. sofl-hearled and gentle." his 
hruin was keen as the edge o( a Sara- 
cen hla<le., Frederick, his "star broth- 
er," and llie Jew Isaac "taught him 
the wisdom of ibe East.' 

lolanthe, ihe daughter of u great 
iuiron, loved Pielro at first sight, and 
was hopelessly separated from him hy 
Iier father- choice to wed her lo Enzio. 
the son of Count Alessandro, of Sinis- 

This is a dynamic, fast moving slory 
depicting liie event sof iiistory. It is 
the iiearl warming ami rending story 
of ibe defeats and triumphs of a serf. 

The author has a swift, colorful style. 
and is quile successful in depicting the 
ridor scenes of real life. 

Bv Nathan Dell 

Who Can Speak For a 

Newspaper? A Puzzler 
For College Editors . . . 

When a newspaper speaks, whose 
voice do we really bear? 

This was the key problem facing 
ibe 594 delegates to the Associated 
Collegiate Press convention in New 
York October 23-25. Tbe question kept 
coming up in a number of different 
ilisguises ibrougboul tbe three days. 

A part of this i|ueslion centered 
about the dilenmia of whether a col- 
lege newspaper has the right to lake 
an editorial stand on a political (non- 
campus I conlesl. 

James Weschler. editor of the New 
York Post, told tbe delegates tliat not 
only <lo they have the right lo take a 
stand, but that "it is your duty." Com- 
paring tlie school administration with a 
publisher, lie said, "If an editor finds 
himself in basic disagreement wilh the 
publisher, he shouldn't be working for 

But John Tehhel, vice-chairman of 
the New York University journalism 
department, felt that tbe analogy was 
false. Tlie administration could not 
lie likened lo a publislier of a metro- 
politan newspaper. 

An informal poll taken at the con- 
ference showed that more than half 
of the editors bad already taken a 
stand on the presidential election. A 
lew otliers said tliey were planning to 
take a position, but would allow a 
minority of the slaff lo write a dis- 
senting editorial. 

This brought up tbe problem of who 
is entitled to speak for ihe newspaper. 
The following groups of persons were 

The school adminislration or the pub- 
lications adviser. Reason: They are 
ihe true publishers and policy makers. 
The entire staff. Reason: The slaff 
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 to tbe readers and the ad- 
ministration. Otherwise, the staff could 
shape policy contrary to the editor's 

The student body. Reason: It is the 
duty of the college paper to reflect 
ihc attitudes and opinions of its readers. 

"^f/^M Jle// 

I take your band . . . it's soft like the breeze of summer . . . 
You smile . . . your eyes are bright and warm with the glow of love. 
Hand in hand w-e walk through the afterglow of sunset into tbe purple 
liaze of twilight. . . . 

It's the last day in November, somewhere in tbe deep and sunny 
South. The sun is almost gone ... its arm-Hke rays reach straight 
up into the heavens as if in prayer . . . prayer for a little more time. 

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 au'.umn fall in death. My heart is sad. and I wonder how it 
will be wh^n 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 wilh you and wild roses. 
... I lose all thoughts of Auunin. . . . Twilight deepens. 

We reach tbe park. . . . How silent and beautiful it lies in tbe 
dusk. . . . Tbe 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 tbe 
heav ns all golden in the sunset, silently being transformed into the 
magic of nigh^. . . . Here we have felt the cold of winter, tbe 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 
cistles and se.:n most of them crumble. . . . Here many, many times 
have we kindled the fires of love, and with kisses that knew not tiiTie 
nor space smothered tbem until there was nothing left but smouldering 
embers ... to be rekindled again, . . . 

(To be concluded) 


Vol. VI. No. 



Published six times per year by the students of Savannah State 
College. Member: The Intercollegiate Press, The Associated Collegiate 

Advertising Rate: One dollar piT column inch. 

Managing Editor 

News Editor 

Copy Editor 

Art and Make-up Editor 

Sports Editor , 

Frank Prince 

Dorothy Bess 

Rose G. Vann 

Clarence Lofton 

Johnny P. Jones 

Business Manager . Earl Brown 

Typist Robertia Glover 

Adviser Luelta B. Colvin 

December. 1952 


Page 3 


Rho Beta 
To Zeta Meet 

Kill) Ucla iliapl.-i. along wiili Alpha 
Tlieia Zeta chapler of llie Zeta Plii 
Beta sororily, was co liosless to the 
Soulheastt-rn regional convention, held 
in Savannah on Novcmhcr 28-29. 

Sorors Minnie Harley and Acquilla 
Quatllcbauni were delegates from Rho 

The h!ghLglit of the Convention for 
the public was a public meeting helil 
at St. Pliilips A. M. E. Church on 
Friday, November 23 at 8 p. ni. Tlir 
tiatioiial execHlIvp secretary of Zela, 
Mrs. LuUa Harrison, was guest speakiT. 
Af;er the meeiing, a reception held 
ill the West Broad Y. M. C. A. 

A formal dancf held at the Coco- 
nut Grove marked the close of the 

Alphonso Arnold Named 
Sphinx C!ub Prexy 

riie Sphinx Club of the Alpba Phi 
Alpha fraternity organized on November 
18 for the school year. The officers 
are: president. Alphonso Arnold; vice- 
p evident, Jason Ransby ; secretary, 
Timothy Rvals: treasurer. Porter 
Screen; and chaplain. Thomas Evans. 

Willie J. Anderson and Thomas Po- 
l.le are members. 

The Night 

By James B. Slater 

Tlie iiiglit is like an empty space. 
It seeins as if everybody's dead — 
The birds, the bses. the human 

Nothing is heard, nothing is said. 

The silence seems like a world 

in a wo: Id 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 be found in the 

But ihruugli the darkness it 

shines bright. 
And only the night knows where 

it parks. 

Then tlicrc comes a beaming 

The dawn of what is day. 
The night will drift nut of -iight. 

■\nH ih, .,1,-n. , uill r.,,i, J,. ,; 

Greek Probates 
ColorfuS As They 
Cross the Sands 

ibe la-t week in November, the 
porbationary period for aspirants to 
Crcckdoni was lull of excitement and 
color as thirty-five probates made their 
I ek across the "burning sands." Around 
ibe campus there were lines of pink and 
green, red and white, black and gold, 
blue and white, and ihe other colors 
symbolic of the various Greek letter 

Those who joined the fraternities and 
sororities during this period were: 

Omega Psi I'hi: James Ashe, Robert 
Pbilson. Roscoe Brower. Walter Mc- 
Call, and Kenneth Evans. 

Kappa Alpha I'si: Robert Denegal. 
James Collier, Dennis Williams. Ellis 
Meeks, Ezra Merritt. James Murray, 
James Curtis, and Samson Frazier. 

Sigmii Gamma Rho: Adrian Spells, 
.Agnes Medley, and Evella Simmons. 

Zeta Phi Beta: Eunice Primus, Er- 
nestine Hall, and Ophelia Cummings. 

Alpha Phi Alpha: Charles Brannen 
and Curtis Cooper. 

Alpha Kappa Alpha: Fannie Lewis, 
Deiores Perry, Albertlia James, La 
Verne Perry. .Sadie Wright, and Miriam 

Delta Sigma Thela- Doris Saunders, 
Ella Fortson, Gloria Hamilton, Mary 
Ann Robinson, Lois Reeves, Lucille 
Urister, Evelyn James, and Ann En- 

.^0^.t ^9^ 

Probates (now Neophytes) of 
teft to right: Lucille Bfister. Mori 
Ella Fortson, Evelyn Jomes, Ann Em 

Nu Chopter of Delto Sigma Theto Sorority. 
1 Robinson, Gloria Hamilton, Dorij Saunders, 
and Lois Reeves. 

Fannie Lewis, Le Mark Daniel 
Named "Students of the Issue" 

lly Mif 

Hacol and Hazel 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 Lewis 
made the Dean's List with an average 
of 2.66 during her first quarter in 
residence at Savannah State. Since 
then she bus consistently maintained 
lier honor status. 

Very active in extra-curricular activi- 
ties. Miss Lewis is a member of the 
Social Science Club, the Y. W. C. A., 
■ lie Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority, the 
Dramatics Club, and the Yearbook 

After graduation, Miss Lewis plans 

to teach social science in a Georgia 
high school. 

LeMark 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 
Campus) . 

Daniel entered Savannah State in 
September. 1949. He is superinten- 
dent of Ibe College Sunday School, 
president of the Hill Hall Dormitory 
Council, president of the Male Glee 
Club, cbairnian of tbe Religious Em- 
phasis Week Committee, member of 
the Y. M. C. A., and the Dramatics 
Club. He served as a director of Hill 
Hall for a part of the quarter this 
term. Presently he is assisting Mr. 
Roy M. Faust, director. 

Colby Analyzes 
Arts College Aims 

Watervillt:. Me. (/J*.)— Colby Col- 
lege is well aware of the national trend 
of self-examination in connection with 
the evaluation and improvement of lib- 
'T arts education and is conducting 
several projects of its 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 tlie problems 
an arts college faces and the changes 
that are vital for the justified existence 
of these colleges. 

Dean Ernest Marriner also stressed 
the importance of the convocation. He 
said that it will help to show what can 
be done in our local situation to strike 
the correct balance of core courses — 
humanities, sciences, and social sci- 

Dean Marriner said that the attempt 
to improve faculty-student relationships 
was another important step 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 — is the right one. 

The problem now is bow student 
opinion can reach the fundamental 
authority, he said, since the faculty 
cannot act on all matters. "There are 
faculty. trustee dinners; why not stu- 
dent government-trustee dinners?" he 

Both President Bixler and Dean 
Marriner cited the work of the Aca- 
demic Council, a group made up of the 
beads of all departments. This body 
is "rethinking tbe liberal arts 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 teaching, is the local chapter 
of the American Association of Uni- 
versity Professors. One of the points 
this 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 
be "an exceedingly valuable means of 
r to^nizmn exceptional academic 
d hiiviment and ... a step in the di- 
rictmn of a more general honors pro- 

Xccordm^ to ibe plan, certain 
le i{,nated -.eniors, ,would be alowed 
In pur'iue a program of individual 
lu li un I r thi. guidance of a mem- 
I r of th faculty, in Heu of a certain 
portion of the customary semester re- 
quin ments durmg their senior year. 
The student', selected by a faculty com- 

rt( would meet with the faculty 

1 ullant as often as the instructor 

nks de^'irable A written report at 
end of the program would be sub- 

! ed m dupl cate, and one copy would 
I -- lepo ited m the college library. 

What Is Christmas? 

B\ Inn tliv I. Ryals 

What does Christinas mean to 

I truly would like to know. 
Is it just another hohday 
That all of us adore? 
Is it the day when all mankind 
Should give praise to Him ahove; 
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 ahide in all the earth, 
When people of all nations 
Celehrate Christ's hJrth? 
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 Immanucl 
Who brought peace, goodwill to 

And throughout eternal ages 
He will in glory reign. 


Hy Jol.nny P. Joi 

Roaring Tigers 
Trip Paine 
Lions, 20-6 

Savannah State closed its 1952 grid 
season with a sniastiing victory over 
the highly favored Paine College Lions, 
20-fi. The well-experienced Lions last 
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 un 
explosive brand of football that her- 
alds the Martinmen us threats to tbe 
SEAC powers next year. 

Freshman tailback Charles Cozart 
spread bis ends wide on the flanks 
and passed the Paine Lions dizzy for 
three quarters. Tiger Captain Willie 
Frank Johnson sang his swan song 
in a blaze of glory. Johnson snagged 
a Cozart pass and scored easily in the 
second quarter and swept around end 
to score the extra point. 

Five minutes later, L. J. McDaniels, 
freshman end from Calhoun, caught 
a ^5-yanl pass from Co/.art and romped 
down the sidelines 40 yards to score. 
Tbe try for the extra point was wide. 
Tbe half ended with Stale leading 13-1). 

On the second play of the third 
quarter, Paine fumiilcd and State re- 
covered. Three plays later, Willie 
Frank Johnson hit paydirl on a drop 
kick by Cozart. The remainder of 
the game was played on Paine territory. 

The irm Turkey Day funs were 
brought to their feet when Johnson 
intercepted a Paine pass and galloped 
fifty yards to score. However, an off- 
side penally against Stale nullified the 

Head Coach John Martin and liis 
assistants. \1 Frazier and Henry Bow- 
man, finally got the sputtering Tiger 
grid macliine 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 Hobhs, Willie Ruffin, James 
Collier, Marvin Pitlman, Curtis King, 
Clinton Reese, Earl Terry, Leonard 
Sims, Jefferson Rogers, and James 
Ashe. Ashe, "the Giant Killer," is 
tbe smallest man on the squad and 
lias proved to he the best defensive 

Tigers Defeated 
By Claflin, 32-0 

Mil- N>C lig.T> hi-t to a victory, 
hungry Claflin team, 32-0, before a 
Founders Day-Hoineconiing crowd in 
Orangeburg, November 22. State rolled 
up 200 yards rushing and passing, but 
failed to develop a scoring punch. 

Stale, operating from Ihe "T" with 
Freshman Q. B. Charles Cozart in the 
slot, attempted 17 passes, completing 
6 and having two intercepted. Willie 
Huff in. 303-lb. defensive guard from 
Claxton, was the outstanding player 
for Stale us he drove through the Claf- 
lin line like a fast frciglit to knock 
Ibe ball carrier on his lieels. The 
coinl)ination of Ruffin and John "Big 
Bruiser" Johnson. 260-lb. guard, worked 
like a precision-made watch for the 
first lime this season. This combina- 
tion stopped 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 
(or the Panthers. 

Stofe Loses, 18-13, 
To Florida Normal 

ST. AUGUSTINli;. Fla.. November 
1.5.-Tbe luckless Tigers fell, IB-IS, 
before the Florida Normal Lions at 
Si. Auguslinr-, before a Homecoming 
crowd of approximately 1500 fans. Tbe 
game was marked- by fumbles and 
severe penalties ineled oul against 

Florida scored in the second quarter, 
but failed to make the extra point. 
Stale, displuying power that has been 
lucking all season, marched sixty yards 
down the field with Roscoe Brower, 
senior hack, racing ten yards to knot 
tbe score. The half ended with Flor- 
ida lending, 12-6. 

Florida scored in the fourth and 
Slate bounced hack to stay in the 
game with Charles Cozurl bulling his 
way across from the five. The extra 
point was on a pass from Roberts to 
Weotlierspoon. The score stood ut 
18-13 in favor of the Lions. 

Stale racked up 349 yards rushing 
and passing, and completed seven of 
the nine passes attempted, and had two 


Hy Johnny P. Junes 

'Hie Tigers played with all tlicir 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, l)ut how yoti play. The lack of a 
school hand and enthusiastic support dampened the spirit of the team. 
A hand 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 State 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 
ulio come after you continue to carry the heritage of good sportsman- 
ship on and off the athletic field — ihe heritage that you have handed 
down to them. 


Page 4 


December, 1952 

We're For the Idiots 

■ (From tliu Hullabaloo. Tulunc 
University. La.) 

(ACP». We're (or iho itlioLs llir 
poor, stumbling. slupiJ iJ'ois who 
come ID colli'gf every year unable lo 
lake care ol ihemselvc^. We Icel real 
sorry (or ihem, but we sliU like "em. 

College at!mimsIrution3 all over llic 
country. an<l ol Tuiane, loo, have in 
recent years developed a policy of car- 
int; lor these "idiols." These poor 
guys and gals are unable lo lake care 
of themselves, university aulhorilies be- 

Dormilory supervisors, counsellors, 
liouse molhers, and advisers are all be- 
ing crommcc' down our ihroats lo "help 
us, guide lis, and keep us on llie 
straighl and narrow." 
, The universities, rightly, poinl lo ihe 
early lliirlies and lale Iwenlies ivlien 
college youth was wild, woolly and com- 
plelely irresponsible. Then lliey turn 
around, riglitly again, and say today's 
college youth is more mature, more 
responsible, than Ins counterpart u( 
20 years ago. Why, then, do we need 
more supi'rvision? 

We believe a eerloin amount o( su- 
pervision is necessary, sure. . . . College 
sludenls need guidance, we agree. They 
liav a certain responsibility lo their 
university and lo iheir fellow sludenls. 
And they should be lorced lo live uj) 
to these responsibililies. 

But they don't need lo be coddled, 
■molhered" or "babied" in tlie proi r-.s. 
How are you going to leach ihem lo 
stand on llieir own Eeel if you eon- 
slantly give ihem un easy chair? 

We have failli in these "idiols." Thiir 
less responsible . . . parents came 
through their college years fairly un- 
scathed. We honestly 'hink we can 
ilo it. loo. 

Scholastic Goal 

{ From the Varsity News, Universily 

o( Delroil.) 

I sene a purpose in this school 

On which no man can frown — 

I ([uietly sit in every class 

And keep ihe average down. 

Choir Presenf- 
In Chrisf-mos 

Tliu A Capella Choir, under 
the direelion of L, Allen I'ykc, was 
presented in a concert of Christmas 
music, on Sunday. December 14, in 
Meldrim Auditorium. .\ feature of ihe 
Lyceum series, the concert fealurcd 
choral and scenic representations of 
the Madonnas of Filippino Lippi, 
Raphael, G. Uellini, Cranach. and An- 
drea del Sarte. 

Phillip Hampton, instructor in fine 
aru. was in charge of scenery. Hilliar)- 
R. Halchelt, acting chairman of fine 
arts, was organist. 

The program was as follows: Prelude. 
Christmas Carols, Mr. Halchett; Gold- 
heck's "Angelic Choir." ihe Choir; 

National Science 
Foundation Fellowships 

The National Science Foundation has 
recently announced its second gradu- 
ate fellowship program for the aca- 
demic year 19.53-54. Fellowships will 
be awarded for graduate study in the 
biological, engineering, mathematical, 
medical, and physical sciences. These 
fellowships are limited lo cili/ens of 
Ihe Unilcd Slates. 

More than live hundred Fellows will 
be selected for a year of graduate 
study. Selections are made solely on 
the basis of abilily. The majority of 
the awards will go to graduate stu- 
dents seeking masters' or tloctors' de- 
grees in science, although a limile.l 
number of awards will be made to 
postdoctoral applicanls. 

Graduating college seniors in the sci- 
ences who desire lo enter graduate 
school are .-neouraged In apply for 
the awards. 

The three-part rating system for pre- 
doctoral Fellows will consist of lesl 
scores of scientific aptitude and achieve- 
ment, academic records, and recom- 
mendulions regarding each individual's 
merit. Postdoctoral applicanls will not 
he re<iuired lo lake the cuaminalions. 

The stipends lor prednctoral Fellows 
range from S1400 to $1800; the stipend 
for postdoctoral Fellows is S34.00. In 
addition, tuition and rerlain recjuired 
fees wilt be pai<l hy the Foundation. 
Limited allowances wilt be provided 
for dependents and for travel to a 
Fellow's graduate institution. Tlie ten- 
ure of u fellowship is for one year 
and can he arranged lo begin at any 
time after June 1, 1953. hut must not 
normally be later than tlic beginning 
of the academic year at ihe institution 
of the Fellow's choice. 

Applicalions 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. 
Applicanls (or predoeloral fello\tships 
will he required lo lake certain parts 
of the raduate Record Examination 
which will he administered at selected 
centers in ihe United Stales on Janu- 
ary 30-31. 1953. Applicanls will lie 
rated hy Fellowship Boards established 
by the National Academy of Sciences 
^National Research Council. Final 
scleclion of Fellows will be made by 
the National Science Foundation. 

Bach-Gounod's "Ave Marie," Hermenia 
Mohley; Wilhousky's "Carol of the 
Bells," the Choir; Rosewig's "Ave Ma- 
ria," John Walkins; Thompson's "Al- 
leluia," ihe Choir; Verdi's "Ave Ma-" 
ria," the Choir; "Sweet Lil Jesus Boy," 
the Choir; Schubert's ".■\ve Maria." 
Matlie Cliffin; Chesnoffs "Salvation Is 
Created," the Choir; "Ave Maria" from 
Ctivalleria Riislicana, Launey Roberts; 
Handel's "Hallelujah Chorus," from 
The Meisiab, ihe Choir. 


An Answer to Mrs, 

"Have You Got 

What It Takes?" 

By Bill Curry 

I Editor's iNute— 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 below.) 

Yes. I have that friendly virtue 
It lake? tu get along, 
Beiausc I do console my friends 
When things and plans go wrong. 

1 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 job 
Moment by moment, tlir 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. 

tilllc iMaii On CiimiMi* 

I.N llil.lcr 

Literary Contest 
For 1953 

The CLA Literary Contest for 1953, 
sponsored by the College Language 
Association, is announced. The pur- 
pose of the contesl is lo 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 
that has at least one faculty memher 
with active membership in the CLA is 
eligible to submit one poem or one 
short story or both, provided that the 
signature of an active CLA member 
at Ihe contestant's college be affixed 
10 the cover sheet. 

There is no limitation as to theme 
or subject matter for poems and short 
stories submitted in this contesl. Poems 
may he rhymed or in free verse, but 
must not he more than forty lines in 
length. Short stories must not con- 
lain more than 2.500 words. All copy 
must be typed, double-spaced, on plain 
white Sy-xll paper. The author'* 

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 to 
a more normal size. Last year's Fresh- 
man Class numbered 1.169. 

One of the highpoints in the leaching 
program this year will be a four-part 
"Plan ol 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 ihrough 
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 ihe first iwo years of college." 
A third part of tlie Plan calls for 
a tutorial system for Sophomores in 
the 10 residential colleges. Qualified 
sophomores may take one of their 
courses in tutorial form, with a faculty 
mendier 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 
wlio 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- 
denl< thus have more time and incen- 
tive for greater creative work in their 
tlioM-n field of study. 

Students Abroad: Ergland 

liambridge univer-ily i> con-idt-ring 
a report from the Senate Council which 
recommends adniilling more women 
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. 

f-sa -;^>.-^.-|. 

"What o XrTMi littl You mutt b« tending 'Noel' candlet lo Ihe whole faculty." 


"Iff Sell Everything" 

At The College Entrance 
PHONE 9321 

name must appear on eaci 


other identification should appear 
on the pages of ihe manuscript. Each 
manuscript must he accompanied hy 
a cover page which will include the 
following information in the following 
orrler: 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 mendier. 

All entries must be sent to Dr. Nick 
Aaron Ford, CLA Contest Chairman, 
Morgan State College, Baltimore 12. 
Maryland. No manuscript will be re- 
turned unless the autlior sends a 
stamped, self-addressed envelope with 
his entry. 

Prizes of twenty dollars each will 
he awarded for ihe best poem and the 
hesl short story submitted. The As- 
sociation reserves the right not to make 
any awards if in the opinion of the 
judges there is no entry of sufficiently 
higli quality to deserve an award. 

All manuscripts nmst be postmarked 
not later than March 2, 1953. 

Notre Dome Begins 
Compined Program 

South Bend, Ind.. Oct. 20— A new 
new five-year combinations Arts and 
Letters-Engineering program, designed 
to provide the engineering executive in 
modrn industry with a broad cultural 
and social background in addition to 
technical proficiency, 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, said that although some al- 
lowance is made for rultural and social 
training in the slandanl four-year en- 
gineering course, the vast extent ot 
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 
>itudent 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 En- 
gineering-Science will he warded at the 
end of the fourth year, and the degree 
of Bachlor of Science in the profession- 
al engineering course pursued will be 
ttiven at the completion of the fifth 

In the firsl two years of the nen 
combination program, according to Fa- 
ther Norton, the student will follow the 
regular Arts and Letters curriculun) 
except for certain preciscribed courses 
in Mathematics and science. In the 
ihini and fourth years, the program 
becomes progressively more technical 
and in the fifth year it is completely 

Father Norton said that students en- 
tering this program who decide on 
Arcliilecture 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 additional years are required be- 
fore the program for the degree of 
Bachelor of Architecture is completed. 



August. 1953 


Vol. 7 No. 1 

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. 

Dr. 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 NY A; 
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- 

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 p e r - 
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 Intoxlmeter 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- 

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 
Marie Barnwell, Savannah; Miss 


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. 

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 

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 tor each student, 
together with built-in chest of 
drawers, also arranged to pro- 
duce maximum comfort and 

Irene Mikell, Statesboro; Mrs. 
Idonla Darby, Savannah; Miss 
Alfreda Adams, Savannah and 
Miss Catherine Renfro, Mlliedge- 

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. 

Assistant Librarian 

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 ot 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. Pettlgrew 

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 


August. 1953 

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. Ethels brother, David Greenglass and Harry Gold. 

Offers from the United States Government to spare their Uves 
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. attoi'ney 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, ire 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 (St. Luke 23:1-30; St. John 18:29-39; 19:5-121. 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 
the Rosenberg case as an example of two who committed treason 
against freedom. 

Lizettae Footman 

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 stili 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 

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 httle 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? 

Well, 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. 

Teachers 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. They 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 Hall 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 thi^ 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 
handkercliief. 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. 

The meals in the dining hali are decidedly improved. One can 
hardly do justice with the comparison. Students now have edible 
food and balanced meals. During "Reconstruction" days, meals 
were neither edible nor balanced. Peanut butter, syrup and crackers 
were a favorite menu. 

Dr. 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 

The Mosquitos 

Why 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 (NTRA.l 

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 Rlght-s Myth 
and Southern Opposition to Fed- 
eral Anti-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 m Social bcience 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 
Teacliers, 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 


Should An Athlete Be Paid? The Elementary Workshop 

Page 3 

"No" Head Coach 
John Martin 

By Lottie Burnett 

An 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 (D 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 

"In 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 

"Yes" Athletic 
Director T. Wright 

By Margaret B. Lewis 
'An 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 

By Doris Tharpe 

There were seventy-six teachers enrolled in the ^.........„.j 

Workshop, They were divided into three groups according to their 
mterest. Hi The Lower ReadinR Group was supervised by Mrs 
Donella G. Seabrook with Mrs. Annie L Kilroy as Chairman (2t The 
Upper Reading Group was supervised by Mrs. Thelma E Harmond 
with Mrs. Maudestine Ellington acting as Chairman. (3) 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 

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. McDe»,v, 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. UnionvUle School. 

Bryan County — Julia S. Bacon. 
George Washington Carver 

Bulloch County — Earlma Hall, 
Portal High School; Mabel J. 
Garlett, Brooklet Junior High ; 
Annie B. Millen, 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; Vernie 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 aptltude. 
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 

Ellington, West Broad^ Street 
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 
Mldell. Eden Elementary School 
and Isabell Scott Wilson. Mel- 
drlm School. 

Enianuei 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 Hall. 
Alexander School and Rosa 
Skrine, Jones Central Elemen- 
tary School. 

Hall 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- 
nlce L. Canady, Headlaw High 
School, Headlaw, Alabama. 

Hampton County, South Caro- 
lina — Lauretta W. Crawford, 
Estill Training School. 

Jasper County, South Carolina 
—Ernestine GilUson, Good Hope 
School, RIdgeland. 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, Newlngton Elemen- 
tary School; Mary J. Carter, 
Black Creek School and Hattllyn 
S. Slocum, Galiad 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, Reldsvllle 

Ware County — Annie Graham, 
Telmore School. 

Wheeler County — Josephine 
Davis. Allmo 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. 
whlch^ time additional informa- 
tion was exchanged-" 

Step six was the big moment 
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 
Elementary 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 dlfferenciate 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, 1953 


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, lilte 
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 to- 
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- 
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," 
ii 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 Medl- 
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 Dleu. Miss Law is the 
daughter of the Edward Laws. 

The guest of honor was Mrs. Yo- 
shio 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 
house guest of Mr, J. B, Clem- 
mons. 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. Pettlgrew 
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. Lockeite 
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- 
gratlon, 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- 

tlon 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, Ehzabeth 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't; November 26. Payne Col- 
lege at Augusta. Georgia i, 

"Night Games 
^Conference Games 


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their reports. The groups were: 
Business Education. Marilyn 
Jackson, Savannah; Harold Field. 
Savannah; Dorothy Lanier, 
Statesboro; Industrial Educa- 
tion, Edward Harris, S a v a n - 
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, Milledgeville; Norma 
Anderson, Waycross: Social 
Science, Inez Brown. Savannah; 
Hattie Clark. Thomasville; An- 
gus Henry, Millen; Vivian Reese, 
Wri'^ht-'iviUe; and Naomi Smiley, 

The highlight of the workshop 
was the presentation of a Three 
Dimensitional Skit in the Col- 
lege Chapel. The skit was di- 
rected by Dr, Kiah 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. Kiah 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 Acting 
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 Raskin'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 Crcfts Work- 
shop were; Mrs. C. P. Anderson, 
Jacksonville, Florida; Mrs. Gladys 
Burney. Waynesboro, Georgia; 
Mrs. Dorothy L. DeVillars, Sa- 
vannah ; Mrs. Leha Hargrove, 
Riceboro; Mrs. Marion Hill, Sa- 
vannah; Mrs, Eva L. Jackson. 
Mosley; Mrs. Lezetora Crawley. 
Ml. 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 the 

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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 Science at Atlanta Uni- 
versity. She became Assistant 
Librarian 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- 



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 
able to attend the dance after 
the game. No, we should be 
thankful for more than these. 
For Thanksgiving is a special 
time to say a special thank-you 
to God for food, family, friends, 
and home. 

The first Thanksgiving was 
celebrated in 1621 by a group of 
people known as the Pilgrims, 
under the leadership of Governor 
Bradford. However, like most 
of our international holidays, the 
germ dates back to the olden 

Even though the Pilgrims cel- 
ebrated the first Thanksgiving 
in 1621, it did not become na- 
tionally known until 1789 during 
the Washington administration, 
:Washington's proclamation did 
not prove to be effective, because 
the custom of all Americans cele- 
brating Thanksgiving on the 
same day did not last. Some 
states observed Thanksgiving on 
one date, some on another and 
>?ame did not observe it at all. 

It was Mrs. Sarah Hale, Amer- 
ica's first woman editor, who, 
through editorial reports and 
letters to the Governors of all 
the states, and the President. 
asked them to aid in the reissu- 
ing of the national Thanksgiving 
Proclamation. Finally, her hopes 
were fulfilled in 1863. when Pres- 
ident Lincoln issued the first 
truly national Thanksgiving 
Proclamation, setting apart the 
last Thursday in November as 
the date to be observed. 

While the first national cele- 
bration of the day was held in 
1863, 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 
all 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; cider sparkles 
in the mill. 

But when we Americans gath- 
er for Thanksgiving dinner, we 
should remember the Pilgrims 

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Parade) (Colorful; 
Homecoming Activities 

The homecoming parade was a very colorful event. Charming 
Miss Henrice Thomas reigned as Miss Savannah State, 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 Wilham 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- 
iContinucd 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. Mfs. Hall 
has been employed as Head of 
the Commercial Department of 
Albany State College for the past 
eight years. She stated that tlie 
football 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 


■ ^1,- f Clarence Lofton 

Ed,tor-m-Chief Dorothy Bess 

Assocate Edi or .„„., Charlie E. Locke 

'^^""Bmg Editor p^,^^„ 

^:r5r::::::::::=::=^^^^^ ::=^^ 

Exchange Editor ^^^^^ ^^^^^^^^ 

copy Editor ■■ ^^^^^^,, Mitchell 

r, ^HH^r Nathan Mitchell 

cartoonists , . I'°"thy Davis, Gerue Ford 


Business Manager -, ,'*°n ^ll^n 

Circulation Manager ^ Y"'^ n Z 

Advertising Manager Constance Greene 

Dorothy Davis Roberta Glover 

Timothy Ryals Rosemary King 

David Bodlson Edward Hicks 

Joseph Brown Willie L. Hopkins 

Julius E. Browning Farrls Hudson 

Nathan Dell "ilian Jackson 

Mattle C. Epps Shirley L. Jenkins 

Thomas Evans Wa Mae Lee 

Lillian Fi-eeman Glo"a A. Moultrie 

Nettye A. Handy Ruby Simmons 

Johnnie M. Thompson 
Juanita G. Sellers— Advisor 

Member of: 


Be Grateful, Be Respectful, 
Be Courageous 

The student body of Savannah employed in developing respect 

State College both past and pres- is to first stop and realize that 

ent can look at the rapid prog- every person Is judged as an in- 

ress and development made in dividual and not as a group, 
our institution. We can be grate- It is that unseen something, 

ful and say that a rolling stone that "inner man," that will force 

gathers no moss, but will roll to you to have a certain amount of 

success with a place in our com- respect for yourself, your fellow- 

munity relative to students, and man and God. 
a high standard in our nation When a young man is ap- 

relative to institution. proaching a door in front of a 

Certain tilings have to be ac- young lady, he may show respect 

cepted without your individual to her by holding the door open 

test and proof. Life isn't long until she enters; or in the case 

enough to verify everything per- of a young lady, if she is invited 

sonally. The specialist, the au- to a dance, she may show respect 

thority, the man with a rcputa- by accepting unless she has a 

tion in his own field may not be reason for not doing so. Respect 

mentally keener than you, but is kindness and kindness is to 

may have more data at his fin- do and say the kindest things 

gers" tips. in the kindest way. 

So realizing possible things One of the crusaders of 

that would cause a person to act France, Colonel E. L. Daley, told 

or seem mentally keener than his army when the going was 

you, shouldn't cause you to feel rough: "Boys," said he, "your 

that you have been cheated men- name is Daley, and Daley stands 

tally. Instead you should be for the ability to do things! " No 

grateful for your opportunity to longer should we let doubt enter 

attend college and strive even our minds when obstacles enter 

harder to develop yourself men- our lives; instead, we should 

tally in the field of your choice. fight until the battle is won. 

Not only mentally will you Pel-severance is of great value 

achieve in life, but you will pro- in our lives— socially, mentally, 

gress in every phase of life by physically, and religiously. We 

being grateful for all things and should try hard to obtain this 

bv shouldering your responslbil- in our daily living. To start a 

ity joyously, and launching out i°^,?"o1,s't°a?lTs"^i'jr i?il5nl°e^ Z 

into the deep in order to build termine one's career, 
magnificently. Let your moral standard be 

One of the things that makes not like a diploma that hangs 

a gentleman is being respectful. ?" '^e wall, but within your 
One of the methods that can be ''lavannah State ... the best. 

What is College Without a Goal ? 

Solomon Green— '56 Until one has assured himself 
I am a student at Savannah ^^^^ he has studied and is 
State College and I have had studying diligently and con- 
some experiences of what is structively, influences mean 
meant to be a member of a col- nothing. A student must study 
lege family. All classes, regard- ^'^^^ of ^11 his instructor; 
less of classification, experience ^-^en his contemporaries or class- 
doubt and hardships in the proc- mates; last, but not least, he 
ess of becoming adjusted to col- "^"st learn to use the library 
lege life. Since the first two constructively. These qualities 
months of school are over, I are not difficult to obtain or 
would like to think of all stu- maintain. It is just a philoso- 
dents as being fully adjusted. P^y or code which each student 
A student is a person who "^^^^ ^^^^^ ^"^ f°'^ow to his own 
studies in order to attain one or ^t^vantage. 

more goals, or a student is one Although you have paid your 

who studies under the direction entrance fee, if you do not pos- 

of a tutor with the idea of being sess these qualities, you have 

like his tutor. Remember though, the college, but no goal. 

that being a student varies 

greatly from the plain definition 

—make sure that you put the Fight Tuberculosis— Buy Your 

definition into action. Chri.".tmas Seals Today. 

Current News 

'ihomas 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 
cliiei executives of the two North 
American republics exchanged 
views on the recent developments 
in the world situation and on 
measures wnich miglit bring 
about a relaxation of current in- 
ternational tensions. 

The election of Hulan E. Jack 
as presiueni of the iviannattan 
Boruugn marks tne lirst time 
taai a ixegro nas ever been pres- 
ioent of tne largest boruugn in 
the nation s metropolis. 

in tne sports wona, J. C. Car- 
oline, tne university of Illinois' 
star back, nas successfully brok- 
en the immortal Red Grange's 
record and Allen (the Horse) 
Amecnee's big ten rushing 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 AU-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. 


Creative Tributes 

(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, 



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 hnger 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, wiiich 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 tj 
Do we know that the freshme:i , 
are watching. 
And following us where we go? 

Are we doing our part 

To help them find their places? < 
Have we been thoughtful 

To lep.rn 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 schola". 

We should be eager 

To lend them a helping hand. 
Now we may wonder wliy. 

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 
reg irded as having been ush- 
ered in on July 16, 1945. On 
this date the first man-made 
atomic explosion occurred in tht 
desert of New Mexico. 

Business Club 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 

^Kovember, 1953 


Page 3 

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. ,4. 

lius program is designed to 
enhance the social growth of all 
the students of Savannah State 
College. The Personnel hopes 
that it will help to make a well- 
juunded person socially as well 
as educationally of all Savannah 
■State's students. 

The Personnel invites all or- 
ganizations on our campus to 
tuke part in the afternoon or 
evening programs. 

There will be a variety of pro- 
f'-ams and some strictly educa- 
tional. 1 1 

ijuimg the past weeks these 
programs have been very educa- 
tional and social. I hope that 
t :f students will gain some form 
c enjoyment from them. 

On November 11. which was 
Armistice Day, Miss J. G. Sellers 
gave an inspiring talk on "Date 
Data," Miss Sellers brought out 
very clearly many interesting 
points. Some were; not to take dating too seriously, be- 
c ise every girl or boy you meet 
C' ildn't turn out to be a big 
ti'ing in your life; try to know 
many types well: because before 
long you'll be making a perma- 
nent choice. 

She pointed out to the girls, 
that if a girl wants a fellow to 
eome back again and again make 
ev^ry hour she spends with him 
so much fun that he'll want to 
come back. Don't show jealousy, 
be a good fellow, understanding 
and tactful at all times. Finally, 
always show kindness in every- 
thing you say and do. 

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 nave naa many interesting 
programs aunng the past weeks; 
among them was tne Spxnnx 
ciuD s program. 

In this program the members 
of tne bpiunx uiuD carnea us 
back to aays of old. Mr. ueorge 
J onnson, acting as Master of 
Ceremonies, gave us a briei sum- 
mary oi our Ancestry. Miss ner- 
menia Mobley sang two breath- 
taking songs. NoDouy Knows tne 
TrouDie I've Seen and You'll 
Never Walk Alone. Mr. Curtis 
Cooper, one of the big brothers 
of ine Sphinxmen, sang Ole Man 
River wniie 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: 
Geneva Calloway ; Lucius Col- 
lier, the first President of Sa- 
vannah State College Student 
Council; Willie Frank Johnson, 
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- 
54, Mrs. Beatrice Doe was chos- 
en as one of her attendants. 

Lovely 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 
tlie year 1953-54. Miss Virginia 
James and Miss LaVerne Perry 
served as her attendants. 

fi'ancine Ivery was queen of 
Trades and Industries and for 
pampus beauties — Nell Wash- 
ington. LaVerne Perry and De- 
lores Perry were chosen. 
I Keats said that "A Thing of 
Beauty is a Joy Forever." If 
leaf's the case, Gamma Upsilon 
iji'hapter of the Alpha Kappa Al- 
'Pna Sorority is truly a "joy for- 


Alpha Iota Chapter starts 
the 1953-54 year with the follow- 
ing roster: 

Alma 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 linger 
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. 
Re^aiuieos 10 Huw Wen uressed 
yuu, yuu must DC feiuumed 
Lu pcii,ct.:mjn. UarciUi giuuuiiiig 
Will iicip to xiitiKe you pledging 
at/ mao iJeiii., in inaiiy fan^uttuuiis. 
It Will ue nuuiceu ueiure any- 
tmng ei^e. luu gam in puise 
anu are at your oesu, wnen you 
know tnat yuur appearance is 
up to par. 'me Iirsu anu most 
important requirement is person- 
al cietiminess. 'inis incluaes all 
tne necessities that make up tne 
wen grouiuea inuiviaual. Little 
as we may tnink. tne scnool out- 
fit is tne most important. As 
one autnor pointed out, it is the 
one in wnich you meet most peo- 
ple. So, be careful 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 Dllworth'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, fasnionaDly dressed 
crowu guLuereu at ivieiarim auui- 
torium on iNOvemoer 6. lyod, to 
WHness a great concert, our first 
lyceuiii piogiam oi tne year. j?ea- 
tureu in tins cuni;ert were; uer- 
alaine Overstreet, soprano; Rob- 
ert Mct'ernn, baruone; Amelia 
Myers, accompanist. 

Miss Overstreet received nu- 
merous applause, wnen sne 
openea the program wan "Dove 
bono," from "me Marriage of 
l-'igaro," by Mozart. Sne has had 
no uiiticuity in launcmng a ca- 
reer on several fronts, following 
her cnicago debut in 1946, she 
appeared as soloist with the Chi- 
cago Sympnony 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 "Rlgoletto" 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 sut)erb 

Your columnist wishes the 
stars much success In the future. 

Le Cercle Francais 

Le cercle francais has been or- 
ganized pour I'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. Sheftail; Le 
Tresosier, Monsieur Archie Rob- 
inson; Les Chroniquers, Mesdem- 
oiselles SalUe 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 


Game Round-Ups 

James L. O'Neal. Sports Editor 
Morris College 

The Savannah State T gers 
were defeated by Morris College 
: th a seore of 72-0. The Tigers 
got off to a bad start when hey 
fumbled on their 30-yard llne^ 
Three plays later Morris scored 
Its first touchdown and was 
never headed thereafter. 

Dominating every phase o the 
came Bethune-Cookraan WUd- 
?a" smothered the Savannah 
State Tigers 08-0. The Tge- 
with many inexperienced fresh 
men were no match for the pow- 
erful Wildcats who scored almost 
at will. 

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cation, "Miss Camilla Hubert 
Hall;" Margaret E. Brower, jun- 
ior, majoring In Business Educa- 
tion, Thomasvllle, "Miss Busi- 
ness." Margrazelle Gardner, 
sophomore, majoring in Elemen- 
tary Education, Fitzgerald, "Miss 
Sophomore;" Elizabeth Jordan, 
junior, majoring in Elementary 
Education. Barnesville, "Miss 
Junior;" Pusha, senior, ma- 
joring In Biology, Savannah, 
"Miss Senior;" Juanlta 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 Battlste. 
junior, majoring In Elementary 


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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. 
Hlnesvllle. "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. 
Alumni and their attendants was 
made by President W. K. Payne, 
Miss S. S, C. received an autn-, 
graphed football from the cap-i 
tain of the football team. Wil- 
liam Weatherspoon. 

A dance culminated the home- 
coming festivities. 

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No box lops'. 

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aga-.n and aga.n' 
Cmon, let's go'- 


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the fact that Luckies taste better. 
That's all there is to it. More awards 
than ever before! 

Read the jingles on this pege. Write 
■ original ones just like them— or better! 
Write as many as you want. There's 
no limit to the number of awards you 
can receive. If we pick one of your 
jingles, we'll pay you $25 for the right 
to use it, together with your name, in 
Lucky Strike advertising. 

Remember: Read all the rules and 
tips carefully. To be on the safe side, 
clip them out and keep them handy. 
Act now. Get started today. 



1. Write your Lucky Strike jingle on a plain piece 
of paper or post card and send it to Happy-Go-Lucky. 
P. O. Box 67. New York 4G. N.Y. Be sure that your 
name, address, college and class arc included — and 
that they are legible. 

2t Base your jingle oo any qualities of Luckies. 
"Luckies taste better," is only one. (See "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 are eligible to receive more than 
one $25 award. 

To earn an award you are not limited to 
"Luckies taste better." Use any other sales 
points on Lucky Strike, such as the fol- 
lowing : 

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Luckies taste cleaner, fresher, smoother 
So round, so firm, so fully packed 
So free and easy on the draw 
Be Happy — Go Lucky 
Buy Luckies by the carton 
Luckies give you deep-down smoking 





December, 1953 


Vol. 7, No. 4 




Choral Society Presents 
Impressive Concert 

On December 13. 1953 at Vesper Services, the Savannah State 
College family enjoyed a very impressive concert presented by the 
Uhoral Society. 

It was obvious that the group, under the able direction of Dr. 

Coleridge E. Braithwaite. had worked diligently and unrelentlessly 

in order to gain the perfection of performance that was displayed- 

The soloists sang with ease Glee Club; "Behold That Star." 

and with an unusual amount of arr. by Lawrence; "O Holy 


The musical interpretations 
were 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— Ctioral So- 
nety; "Lullaby For Mary's Son," 
Anderson; "Christmas Bells," 
arr. by Braithwaite — Female 

Night," arr. by Braittiwaite; "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 Glee 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 still 
being written, but none surpass- 
es the beauty of the stories told 
^any, many years ago. 

AH 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-book 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 Shafter Construction 

Company of Hinesville, has al- 
ready set up their office on the 
campus and construction is pro- 
ceeding as rapidly as humanly 

The 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- 
ham and Company of Augusta 
is constructing the heating 

Work Progressing 

The work on the New Men's 
Dormitory, opposite Hill 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- 

The annex to Hammon Hall 
has already taken form. This 
construction is being directed by 
the Office of Buildings and 

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. Bunche; 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 
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 
being engaged in its greatest 
building program in the history 
of the 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 
industi'ial 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, 
Ne%v 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. 

Page 2 

Tiger s Roar 


, _, , , Clarence Lofton 

Editor-in-Ch ef Dorothy Bess 

Associate Editor ^^^^^^^ ^ ^^^^^^ 

Managing Editor j,^,^^^ 

Feature Editor ^^ ^^^^^ 

Society Editor ^_^^^ p.^^^, 

Sports Editor <!,muel Powell 

Assistant sports Editor Grove" TliornTon 

Exchange Editor ^^_.^ ^^^^^^^ 

Copy Editor Mercedes Mitchell 

f ; Th,,™ . ,,;,-, Nathan Mitchell 

cartoonists Dorothy Davis, Gerue Ford 

Business Manager , ."""^ ^""^ 

Circulation Manager T'"' ^^^e 

Advertising Manager Constance Greene 

Dorothy Davis Bt,'="-ta Glo/er 

Timothy Ryals Rosemary King 

David Bodlson Edward Hicks 

Joseph Brown Willie L. Hopkins 

Julius E, Browning Farris Hudson 

Nathan Dell "Ulan Jackson 

Mattle C. Epps Shirley L. Jenkins 

Thomas Evans Wa Mae Lee 

Lillian Freeman Gloria A. Moultrie 

Nettve 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 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 chaos. 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 brother.^ should bury 
all thouglits of hatred and strife, 
lay down oi;r 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! 

WhatjChristmas Should Mean to Us 

Doris A. Sanders. Copy Editor 

the privilege of enjoying another 
Christmas Day. When the shep- 
herds saw the star which led 
them to Jesus, "they rejoiced 

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 Itind 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 

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" (meaning 
Christ's Mass or church festival 
of Christ I. 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 
una 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. 

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 be 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 Uves. 

Creative Tributes 


By Julius Edward Reeves. Jr. 
When I have given my love 
And gained only solitude 

I find myself in a mist 
Of weariness. 

Nothing but loneliness am I 
Webbed in, to dampen tl" 

Of life with 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. 


Completed my task 
In an aimless venture, 
I shall ascend to the Gods, 
To the star of Venus that 
Guided me in hfe. 
Where I shall find no 
More solitude, and my 
Web of moistened thread fades 

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 darhng, 
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. 

And when I shall have 


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 woric 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. 

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- 
( Continued on Page 31 

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. 

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. 

^sVm / M 

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 
and time that were spent for 
that glorious hour. Again we 
congratulate you. 

The spirit of Christmas has en- 
tered the hearts of all Savannah 
State students and we are now 
looking forward to the end of 
tlie quarter when we'll be going 
home. The Christmas Spirit has 
srt many of us to singing— "I'll 
■ ■:' Home for Christmas." 

I wish you all a very Merry 
'hristmas and Happy New Year 
.'\nd when we all return I trust 
,ur New Year's resolution will 
ly; to Study hard for better 
i: rades. 

—The Mistletoe — 

When we are home for Christ- 
mas and mistletoe is hanging 
; ound. do we really know why 
I s there? Mistletoe, a little 
-Uow-green plant with waxen 
I't rries. is often nailed up over 
i.i lors and around the house for 
Cijcoration at Christmas time. 
During ancient times the 
luids. a powerful religious group 
r. ancient Gaul, Britain, and 
;fland. believed that mistletoe 
.Tis sacred, and gathered it in 
.solemn ceremony. The Saxons 
■f old England also prized it and 
egarded it as a symbol of peace. 
When warriors found it growing 
ar 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'.' Why are we full of 
laughs and happiness and 
gaiety? Aileen Fisher 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- 
.'ority is growing in number as 
veil as strength. Three Neo- 
phytes entered the gate of sis- 
;erhood in November making a 
;otal of seventeen sisters. 

The neophytes are: Miss Mamie 
3avis, sophomore from Colum- 
Jus, Georgia; Miss Delores Ca- 
pers, sophomore from Savannah, 
Georgia; Miss Annie Mae White, 
Junior from Savannah, Georgia. 

The Wilcox Gymnasium was 
I the center of laughter Saturday 

■ evening. 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. 
^^ tlie sorors of Alpha Kappa 
Alpha sorority wish to all of you 
a very Merry Christmas and a 
Ties 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 
"ve new members who lock arms 
With thousands of Alpha men the 
World over to perpetuate the good 
and to eliminate the bad. 

"Fun and Responsible Citizen- 
shop 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 pants take lead in de- 
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- 
1 y 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 Fai- 
son. Our sponsor this year is 
Miss Madeline Harrison. 

General Education Biology Students at Work 

Organization Highlights 


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 

Clafln 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 
tor their touchdown. Clafln 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 Clatln's 11-yard line. 




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P.\INE 13 - STATE 

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 tin- 
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 Weathcrspoon, 
halfback and captain of the 
team; Tommy Turner, fullback; 
Lester Jackson, end; Ivory Jef- 
ferson, guard; La Verne 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./MFT — 
Lucky Strike means fine tobacco. And 
second. Luckies are made better to taste 
better. So, Be Happy — Go Lucky! 


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February. 1954 


Vol. 7, No. 6 

'Religion, Key to Better Living' 

Interesting Highlights 

of Observance, March 7-11 

Theme of Religious 

Emphasis Week at SSC 

The theme for ReUgious Em- 
phasis Week this year is "Reh- 
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 AH 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, 
19,54. 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- 
negay 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 Flsk 
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 air craft, and other inven- 
tions and discoveries. Specifi- 
cally with regard to medicine, we 
have such aids as anesthesls. 



; ^s^n% 

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 
ReUgious 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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February, 1954 

Tiger's Roar 

„^. . Clarence Lofton 

Editor-in-Chief Dorothy Bess 

Associate EcUtor ^^^^^,1^ j, ^^^^ 

Managing Editor ^^^^ j,^l^„„ 

Feature Editor ^ ^^^^^ 

society Editor ^^^^^ q,^^^, 

sports Editor _^._^.^. , p„„^„ 

"""f '"' pmf^r ::: Margaret Brower 

Exchange Editor ^^^^_, ^^^^^^^ 

C°Py Editor Mercedes Mitchell 

Fashion Editor ^^^^^^ ^j^^^„ 

cSt^^ :::Z::Z:Z:: :: Dorothy Davis, Oerue Ford 


Rosa Penn 

Irving Dawson. James Thomas 

Constance Greene 


Roberta Glover 
Rosemary King 
Pauline Silas 

Edward Hicks 
Willie L. Hopkins 
Farrls Hudson 
Lillian Jackson 
Shirley L. Jenkins 
Ida Mae Lee 
Gloria A. Moultrie 
Ruby Simmons 
Nadene Cooper 
Johnnie M. Thompson 
Juanita G. Sellers— Advisor 

Business Manager 
Circulation Manager 
Advertising Manager 

Dorothy Davis 
Timothy Ryals 

David Bodlson 
Joseph Brown 
Julius E. Browning 
Nathan Dell 
Mattle 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, tliey 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 

Current News 

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. 

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 
designed to help individuals and 
families to live more abundant- 
ly and effectively in today's or- 
der. Special emphasis will be 
placed on uses of new household 
appliances, practical projects on 
how to clothe and feed the fam- 
ily on a limited budget, decorat- 
ing the home and handling fam- 
ily problems in a busy world. 
This course is a spring offering 
for non-majors. 

File April 22 Selective Service 
Test ApplicatioM 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. 

SOCIAL SCIENCE 204 (Contemporary Georgia) lislens 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? 

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. 

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 

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 

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? 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, i 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? 

February, 1954 


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 
Chan 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, 
SSJiE-ownr 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 any time. 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 
S.L.A.? 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- 
hne slip; the "spool-heel" shoes 
are the famed capezios: the nar- 
row skirts with the drapes art' 
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 rtpeat 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 ^'irlfriend. 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 

(Continued on Page 4) 

right: Janette Pusha. Bertha Stevens. Rose Chaplin, Leola Lamar 
Bernue 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.CA., 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 
girl will be presented in chapel. 
February 25, 1D54, 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. (ilRLS' BASKETBALL TEAM— From lefl to rit;ht; Rulh Patterson, Catherine Gordon. Edith 
Ray. Louise Kornegay, Johnnie Lee Mitchell, Mildred Graham. Clara Bryant, Rosa Moore, Francie 
Howard, Gwendolyn Keith, Neta Staley. Elnora Writiht. Dorothy Baldwin, Iris Lane, Gladys Reddtck, 
Laura Kornegay, and Shirley Reynolds. (Locke photo) 

Page 4 


February. 1954 


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 McCaskiU 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- 
CaskiU were high scorers for 
Fort Valley with 11 points. 

Tigers Upset Knoxville 
Coach "Ted" Wright and his 
powerful Savannah State Tigers 
lised 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- 
vannaliians 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 Rehgious 
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. Bowcn 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 " 'Tis 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 . , . 






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Vol. 7, No. 7 

"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 

John Sengstacke of Chicago 
Defender - ChiefiConsuhant 

The third Annual State Wide Press Institute will be held at 
Savannah 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 Falson. Standing — James 
Thomas, Dorothy Moore, Nathan Dell, Lonnye Adams and James 
0'Neal.-(Locl<e 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 Malberry 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 
Malberry 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 

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 York 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 

and publisher, Chicago Defend-«rmv ^, j , »■» 

er; 1:45. tour of Union Bag andjV 1 ne OtUClent INeWSpaper 

Paper Corporation, meet prompt- — — - - 
ly in front of Meldrim Audito- 
rium. Mrs. Luetta Upshur. 
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 i m e 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- 
( Continued on Page 3) 

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 of 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: II) to inform, (2) to inter- 
pret, (3t 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 
(Continued on Page 3) 




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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March, 1954 

Tiger's Roar 

Associate Editor 
Managing Editor 
Feature Editor 
Society Editor 
Sports Editor 
Assistant Sports Editor 
Excliange Editor 
Copy Editor 
Fashion Editor 

Art Editor 


Business Manager 
Circulation Manager 
Advertising Manager 

Dorothy Davis 
Timothy Ryals 

David Bodison 
Joseph Brown 
Julius E, Browning 
Nathan Dell 
Mattie C. Epps 
Thomas Evans 
Lillian Freeman 
Nettye A. Handy 
Solomon Green 
Dorothy Moore 


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. Gorue 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 

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- 
tiiies for living and growing in 
1^ free society. 

The youth of today will be 
tomorrow's leaders, politicians, 
teachers, lawyers doctors and 
clergymen. Youth should begin 
immediately to develop creative 
ti\inking 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, 
tiiat 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 diUgence 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 

Inniinu-rabic requests have been 
received for the publication of the 
speech delivered by Dr. Stone in 
Meldrim Auditorium. February 18. 
l';.>4. The delivery was made uiiih- 
mit benefit of copy: hence, the 
hllowinp 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- 
(Continued on Page 4) 

ASSr.IViBiv\ SPEAKER — Rev. W. E. Carringlon, who was campus 
guest during Heligious 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 

{Suggested b} the Reverend W. 
E. Carrington during the closing '-'■ 

session of Religious Emphasis 
Week, March II. 19.54. Each of 
the seven tests is passed when all 
questions concerning it can be 
answered in the affirmative. Count 
4 points for each "Yes" answer. 
If, on the 25 questions, your con- 
templated act receives a score be- 
low 80, perhaps you had better 
think seriously before proceeding 
with it J 
,.\. The Test nl Common^ense: 

1. 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? p 

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 Te.'l oi One, Best Sefl: ('■ 

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 ycix 
or a group? 

The Test of Justificfition ; 

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 Oirc'tion: 

16. Will it lead to a desirable 

17. Will it provide for a 
liealthy future? 

18. Will the consequences be 
favorable for those con- 

19. Will others' opinions of 
you be enhanced? 

The Test ol Influence : 

20- Will it be performed with 
consideration for the rights 
of otliers? 

21. Will it be done witliout 
hurting others? 

22. Will the position of those 
affected be improved'' 

. The Test o! I'ri'.e: 

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 
ir hile thinking of those ivho are 
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 oi the phrase, "Happy Easier." 

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. 

/Pi(/i 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 teach 
and to the community. 


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! 

March. 1954 

Campus Notes 


Page 3 

— 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 
Internationa] Pulp, Sulphite and 
Paper Mill Workers, A. F. of L.: 

—Prospective 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- 
(hael Reese Hospital. Chicago. 
JII., at which to do her intern- 

— Trends in Family Living 

Plans are under way to make 
the night course. "Newer Trends 
in Home Economics." more 
glamorous and attractive. Some 
liighlights 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 i'lCSts to the State Teach- 
ers Education Association, which 
convenes in 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" I Business Administration 
412) 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 
V.P.W.'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. AH 
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, 
tlie 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 observarice of the 
spiing 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 fresh,,,,,, , l.,ss i-njoyetl an activity in the College 
Center tha ,vas two.loid. There was a panel, presented by the 
me:nbers of the elass of '57, followed by entertainment-eames 
music, refreshments. (Loclie Photo.) 

'The Velvet 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- 

ft Great Success 

pictcd 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 Athanaslus— 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." 


(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-U 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 am,, 
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 tlie national championship 
for 1953-54 entered the final by ^j^g g^^^p ended. 

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 


(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 ^ei-vicep-ian 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: 
.^11 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 abridE;e the privilege or im- 
munities of citizens of the Unit- 
ed States. 

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. Thi.s 
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 Jaclt- 
son, with 13. 13, 14 points re- 
spectively. Other outstanding 
players for Savannah were Rich- 

Chicago College of 




fLx«!i«nt conditions for quali- 
fied students from southern 
states, afford graduates un- 
usual opportunities. 

Doctor of Optometry degree 
Ln three years for students enter- 
in'^ with sixty or more semester 
credits in specified Liberal Arts 

Students are granted profes- 
sional recognition by the U, S 
Department of Defense and 
Selective Service, 

Excellent clinical facilities. 
Athletic and recreational activi- 
ties Dormitories for a//student3 
1851-H Larrabee Street 

The S. E. A. ( . TOURNAMENT CHAMPS. I rom left lo right— William Turner. Rudolph Hard- 
wick, Henry Pravlo. Melvin Jones. Richard Washington, L. J. McDaniels, E. Z. McDaniels. Johnny 
Galloway, Otis Brock. Cecilio Williams, Gilbert Ja kson. Clevon Johnson, Arthur Fluellen, Charles 
Cameron, Albert Braziel, Noel Wright, Daniel Nicols and Robert Lewis. Ivory Jefferson, kneeling. 
(Locke Photo.) 

ard Washington. Dan Nichols, 
Clevon Johnson and Rudolph 

Clafhn'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" Wriglit 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 beliind 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. 


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. 

Long "" .aSfl^l^-t^ 






April. 1954 


Vol. 7. No. 8 

Seventh Annual Men s Festival Great Success 

MEN'S FESTIVAL STEERING COMMITTEE: Front row, L-R: Dennis Williams, 
Johnny Ponder. Nathan Dell, Thomas Evans, General Chairman, and Frank 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 originul 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- 
ieal 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, softbali, track, and 
field events. Awards were pre- 
sented at the annual banquet 
which featured L. D. Perry as 
speaker. Curtis Cooper, '55, was 
toastm aster. 

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 
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Language Arts 
Festival Held May 5-7 

Sadie B. Carter, "55 

The statewide High School Language Arts Festival was held 
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. 

Tiger'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 'jlean 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 .an 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 V. Ryals, President of 
the Student Council, was se- 
lected MAN OF THE YEAR for 


Paze 2 


April. 1954 

Tiger's Roar 

Editor-in-Chief Clarence Lofton 

Associate Editor Dorothy Bess 

Managing Editor Charlie E. Locke 

Feature Editor Mary Falson 

Society Editor Lonnye Adams 

Sports Editor James O'Neal 

Assistant Sports Editor Samuel Powell 

Exchange Editor 
Copy Editor 
Fashion Editor 
Art Editor 

Business Manager 
Circulation Manager 
Advertising Manager 

Dorothy Davis 
Timothy Ryals 

David Bodison 
Joseph Brown 
Julius E. Browning 
Nathan Dell 
Mattie C. Epps 
Thomas Evans 
Lillian Freeman 
Nettye A. Handy 
Solomon Green 
Dorothy Moore 

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 

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 are 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 is 
capable of doing the right thing J 

The quali-"lple to safety 

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- 

at the proper time. 

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 mor*^ alert In 
simple problem -solving and in 
grasping nev/ ideas; emotionally, 
the children are becoming more 
friendly tov/ard othens and their 

pent up emotions are released 
through play activities, thus, 
aiding them to control then- 
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 

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- 
Chlna"— 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 Dulles' 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. 

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 to 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. A Man Samuel Shellbarger. Lord Van- 

Called Peter. ity. 


(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?, 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. 

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. 


Frank Menke. The Encyclo- 
pedia of Sports. 

Winston Churchill. Triumph 
and Tragedy. 

Audre Maurois. Leila. 

Felix Barker. The OUviers. 

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-time 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 

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St\ref\QJ-i\ -fki-ou.9l, K^T^ovjledge- 

April. 1954 


Page 3- 

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 : Alf reda 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. 

The 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. 

Savannah State College Dance Duo performed in Meldrim Auditorium, April 16, li)54. 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. 

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: Alf reda 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. 

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 beheve 
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 ithe sunglasses, we 
meant? 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. . . . 

Xavier University Choir was guest of the campus on April 9-10. The 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 cleanhness, 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. 

/. Miilff yourself personally respon- 
sible lor items wliich war our 
cum pus. 

2. Use to the maximum the "licip- 
Kcep-Our-Campus Clean" recep- 

:i Discuril candy wrappers, chewing 
gum wrappers, cigarette packets, 
will other unsighlly objects at the 

proper places. 

I. I'ick up at least one piece of pa- 
per or item of debris when walk- 
ing jrom one building to another. 
dive, ten, fifteen, or more items 
per Jay) 

,x .4ioid giving one the opportunity 
lo point out to you that you 
"walked over-' something. 

(>. Bring violations of the rules to 
the attention oj the individual resi- 

7. Be tolerant of violations by visi- 
ters: but remember that they 
lend lo follow your example. 

—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. 

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April, 1954 


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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 


The Junior Class opened the 
Men's Festival by downing the 
Sophomores, 61-50. Marcus Shel- 
man led the Trade and Indus- 
Lrie.s team wiLh 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 winners of the 
Freshmen and Faculty game will 
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Why We Have 

You don't have to go to school 
to be educated. Just get an en- 
cyclopedia and digest the con- 
tents. When you have finished 
the job you'll have an educa- 
tion of a sort, but you likely 
will emerge a most peculiar kind 
of person. You will have knowl- 

edge but you won't know how 
to apply it. 

We once met a man who could 
do marvelous things witli 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 

Only Good Weather 

Sunshine is delicious, rain is 
refreshing, wind braces up, 
snow is exhilarating; there Is 
no such thing as bad weather, 
only different kinds of good 

— Ruskin. 

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That's why we have schools and 


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TVvo facts explain why Luckies taste 
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Be Happy — Go Lucky. Get a pack or a 
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A comprehensive survey— based on 
31,000 student interviews and super- 
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President W. K. Payne receives the Columbia University Bi- 
centennial Award being presented by Attorney Leon L. Polstein, 
Columbia University representative. Attorney Polstein said. "Co- 
lujnbia University awards this certificate of participation and ap- 
pieclatlon to Savannah State College." 

SSC Receives Columbia 
U. Bicentennial Award 

The Columbia University Bicentennial Award was presented to 
fhe College by Attorney Leon L. Polstein. Columbia University 
representative, and was received by Dr. William K. Payne, in as- 
sembly, Wednesday. July 20. 

Mr. Polstein stated that his purpose was to express to the 
College family his sincere thanks and appreciation for their out- 
standing and wholehearted co- 

operation and participation in 
the Bicentennial program. 

He stated that this year 
marked the celebration of Co- 
lumbia University's Bicentennial. 
The theme of the celebration, 
selected by President Eisenhower 
when he was serving as presi- 
dent of the University, was 
"Man's Right to Knowledge and 
to the Free Use Thereof." To 
help carry out this theme, Co- 
lumbia invited educational Insti- 
tutions, civic groups, fraternal 
orders, business, and professional 
groups throughout the nation to 
join in the observance. 

Savannah State, according to 
Mr. Polstein, was one of the edu- 
c ational institutions that went 
all out for helping Columbia to 
bring this stimulating and 
fhought-provoking theme to 
mciny people within the sphere 
f^f its influence. 

The speaker said that it was 
his understanding that the cer- 
tificate of participation and ap- 
preciation being awarded was 
the very first one to be presented 
to an educational institution in 
this region, comprising Georgia, 
Florida, and Alabama, 

The Bicentennial program, as 
mapped out by the Columbia 
University Scholastic Press Asso- 
ciation and the Bicentennial 
Committee, included six methods 
■^f participation. The five-star 
certificate awarded Savannah 
State indicated that the College 
had participated in five of the 
six areas. Participation included 
Jhe following: (Da special edi- 
tion of the SSC Bulletin, (2) 
feature stories in local and na- 

tional Negro newspapers. 1 3 ) 
forums held in connection with 
statewide press institutions, (4) 
editorials in the student news- 
paper, The Tiger's Roar, and i5i 
raoio programs over stations 

Mr, Polstein gave special trib- 
ute to Wilton C. Scott, College 
public relations director, and 
consultant to the Columbia 
Scholastic Press Association. Mr. 
S::ott, according to the represen- 
tative, was largely responsible 
for SSC's earning the award. Mr. 
Polstein acknowledged the work 
of Miss Juanita Sellers, Advisor 
to The Tiger's Roar. He also 
thanked the faculty and the stu- 
dents who participated in the 

Further remarks by Mr. Pol- 
stein reiterated that the striking 
significance of the Bicentennial 
theme, selected at a time in the 
affairs of the world when there 
are those among us, both home 
and abroad, who would deny or 
limit man's God-given right to 
seek knowledge and to use that 
knowledge to make this a better 
world in which to live, is chal- 
lenging, the speaker said. He 
further stated that this theme 
was purposely chosen as a start- 
ing point for free men of good 
will to join in reasserting their 
belief in freedom of thought and 
knowledge, and in re-expressing 
the fundamental principles on 
which the nation was founded. 

After receiving the award from 
Mr. Polstein, Dr. Payne, in turn, 
presented it to Mr. Scott, com- 
mending him for the work he 
has done. 

Rev. Mzimba Speaks 
On African Tour 

By Paul L. Howard 

Rev, Livingstone N. Mzimba, 
B.A., S.T.B., was one of the guest 
speakers here on June 22. Dur- 
ing the absence of Dr. W. K. 
Payne, Rev, Mzimba was intro- 
duced by Professor T. C. Meyers, 
dean of faculty. 

The 69-year-old past modera- 
tor of the Presbyterian Church 
of Africa spoke from the subject 
"What Africans Expect of Their 
American Colored Brothers". He 
said that the church has over 
500.000 members but with the 
help of the educated American 
ministers, the number could be 
doubled in a very short time. 
The church is located in Alice. 
South Africa, and has a member- 
ship of between 800 and 1,000 
"adherents", but it could be bet- 
ter, he stated. 

Putting religious institutions 
along with educational institu- 
tions, the Loncoln graduate said, 
"we have only 63 ministers and 
50 training schools. Each church 
IS required to build a school." 
He concluded by saying, "May 
God bless you and keep you in 
a feehng of brother's love in this 
world community," 

Dr. Mzimba is visiting Lincoln 
University, Pennsylvania, the 
school from which he graduated 
in 1906. Since that time he has 
been engaged in the Pastorate 
of the Presbyterian Church of 

He came to Lincoln in 1901, 
after the first group of South 
Africans who entered in 1896 had 
done well. At Lincoln, Reverend 
Mzimba was a member of the 
Choir. He also sang in quartettes 
and glee clubs, also solos. He 
won a Bible prize in his senior 
seminary year, and was one of 
the three speakers in his class 
during their graduation year. 
Dr. Mzimba is still remembered 
as one of the institution's most 
famous football players. 

While on SSC Campus, he 
played host to most of the 
classes. According to the Afri- 
can head, the Elementary Work- 
shop stimulated his interest more 
than any other class. 

Bowens Gives Types, 
Uses, Future of AV Aids 

By Paul L. Howard 

William H, Bowens, director of the Audio-Visual Aids Center 
stated in an Interview today that visual aids in teaching are often 
combined with auditory or sound aids, as in the use of the talking 
picture. Such combinations are called audio-visual aids, 

Mr. Bowens stated that this complex communication task has 
been going on for thousands of years. The cave men made use 
of drawings on the sides of caves and on the bark of trees to In- 
form their tellowmen. People used picture language before the 
alphabet was devised. 

On a national level, most vis- 
ual aids in education are divided 
into four classifications. The 
natural type of aid includes 
chemicals, plants, animals, spec- 
imens from large subjects, and 
mechanical instruments. The 
pictorial type includes movies, 
photographs, drawings, and 
stereotypes. Schematic represen- 
tation uses maps and miniature 
models. The symbol, the fourth 
type, utilizes charts, graphs, and 

Mr. Bowens stated that his 
program is divided into four 
units; il) operations of ma- 
chines, 1 2 ) production of AV 
classroom usages, (3i philosophy 
and research in audio-visual aids, 
and (4) evaluation, utihzation, 
and administration of audio- 
visual materials. 

The Director stated that the 
process of securing a film re- 
quired the filing of at least ten 
papers that are already awaiting 
liMng before a picture is shown 
and placed back into the mail 
tn its owner. 

SSC Center Is Growing 
and Expanding 

The SSC Audio-Visual Aids 
Center can be compared favor- 

ably with any other center in 
the country, stated Mr. Bowens. 
He attended a meeting several 
months ago in Virginia, where 
leaders in the AV field agreed 
that the SSC Center was among 
the foremost. Mr, Bowens said 
that the facilities are good and 
the Center IS expanding rapidly. 
The only problem existing at the 
present is the lack of personnel 
ro perform the many duties in- 
volved in the work of the Center. 

According to Mr. Bowens. one 
of the most helpful aids to this 
type of Instruction is the Ren- 
shaw System of Recognition, 
established by Samuel Renshaw 
of Ohio State University. 

Educators believe that visual 
education in the near future will 
have more to offer. Mr. Bowens 
declared. "Anyone who takes a 
course in AV aids becomes a 
better teacher and is able to 
plan work in advance. Through 
this, their program will be more 
interesting, attractive, and ef- 

Science Class 
Makes Tour 

Members of the class in 
Science for Elementary Teachers 
made a tour of the Oatland 
Island Center, June 22, 

The forty-member class was 
divided into two groups, each 
with a guide for the tour of the 
Center. According to informa- 
tion given in the preliminary 
remarks concerning the project, 
the Teclmical Communicable Di- 
sease Center deals with diseases 
transmitted by animals. The 
Center is divided into four main 
sections: Biological Section, 
Equipment Development. Toxic- 
ology Section, and Chemistry 

Special observance of experi- 
ments being conducted high- 
lighted the tour. One such ex- 
periment involved the feeding 
of D.D.T, to monkeys. Results 
of the experiment revealed that 
it is possible for monkeys to be- 
come immune to D.D.T, 

C. V. Clay, instructor of the 
class, arranged the tour. 


twelve members are wearing designs of all the money made in the 
U.S^. Mrs. Georgia Floyd Johnson, second from left, explained 
each coin and bill. 

Elementary Workshop Plans 
Unit on U. S. Money 

The Elementary Workshop of 
Ihe first Summer Session at Sa- 
vannah State College had as its 
theme, "Making Adequate Pro- 
visions Essential to Effective 
Learning Through Effective 

The Workshop centered its unit 
planning on the "Money We 
Use". Much research work was 
done in order to secure informa- 
tion on American coins and cur- 

There were forty-eight teach- 
ers enrolled in the workshop. 
They were divided into groups 
according to their interests. The 
Social Studies and Upper Read- 
ing groups were supervised by 
Mrs. Donella G. Seabrook. The 
Arithmetic, Science, and Fine 
Arts groups were supervised by 
Miss Thelma Brown. 

Wednesday, July 7, the Ele- 
mentary Workshop presented a 
program entitled, "Money We 

The group was concerned with 
the use of money in the school 
lunchroom, the school band and 
the Red Cross. The group was 
presented with a representation 
of coins and bills and a money 

The program was narrated by 
Mrs. Georgia Floyd Johnson, 
chairman of the workshop and 
program committee. 

Another feature of the group 
was the open house program 
which was presented July 12, 
in Powell Laboratory school. 

Serving as faculty consultants 
were: Miss Juanita Sellers. Lan- 
guage Arts; Miss Sylvia Bowen, 
Arithmetic; and Elmer J. Dean, 
Social Studies. 

Page 2 


August 16. 1954 

The Road to Success 

Success is the attainment of 
a proposed objective. In order 
to be successful one must liave 
in mind a specific goal. 

Some people are satisfied at 
just getting by; others make 
careless choices. But be mind- 
ful of these and other errors, 
and don't jeopardize your op- 
portunity for success by careless 
choices on your part. Don't be 
like the flowers that grow in the 
woods, live, and let their sweet 
fragrance mingle with the in- 
visible atmosphere and die with- 
out being discovered. Make your 
abilities known, seize every op- 
portunity that presents itself and 
prepare in every area possible. 
One can not specialize in just 
one thing, wait for an oppor- 
tunity In that special field, and 
be successful. It is good to spec- 
ialize, but dont be a slave to 
specialization. You will have to 
crawl before you can walk un- 
less you are helped to your feet 
by someone else. 

Tlie road to success is not 
known by anyone, but sign posts 
have been placed along the ways 
of life to guide you. These posts 
are your parents, ministers, 
teachers, social organizations, 
etc. In conclusion my advice is. 
let them guide you. but don't 
be a slave to guidance; press 
forward and success will be 

—William Sims Jackson 

Home Study Effective 

Don't stop because you cannot 
pay your way In school and work 
to support a family. Learn some- 
thing about the new develop- 
ments in correspondence educa- 
tion. During the past 60 years, 
correspondence education or 
home study has become one of 
the most important approaches 
to adult education. Today, more 
people enroll in home-study 
courses each year than enter 
the freshman classes of all our 
colleges and universities. Most 
of these are adults seeking to 
satisfy their hunger for educa- 
tion in the most direct way pos- 
sible—through individual study. 

As the adult education move- 
ment grows, home study will 
grow with it. The more educa- 
tion a person has. the more he 
wants; and home study provides 
certain unique advantages. As 
one of the most flexible and 
least expensive of adult educa- 
tion approaches, home study can 
be started at any time, pursued 
on any schedule, move with a 
mobile population, and perform 
its function In peace or war. 

Home study is adapting to 
principles of lifelong learning. 
It Is already possible, after fin- 
ishing courses from some schools, 
to receive a steady flow of in- 
formational materials carefully 
prepared by experts to help one 
keep on the growing edge of his 

—Paul L. Howard 

Summer Reading Choices 

From the President's Desk 

Attending summer school has in the past been considered an 
additional or extra mile. Everyone enrolled in summer school was 
supposed to be there because he wanted to meet certain require- 
ments which were a part of his definite program of advancement. 
In practically no case did one attend summer school for the pur- 
pose of being in style and keepmg up with his associates. It seemed 
that all were seeking education which could contribute to their 
living or their proposed programs. Some educators often remarked 
that those attending summer school were seeking education in the 
true meaning of tlie term. 

It Is interesting to note that in every age or era, education has 
been singled out as basic and significant to living. This has been 
true of both formal and informal systems of education. From time 
to time the critics have attacked the educational system in terms 
of its real values and contributions to problems of Ufe. While the 
criticisms have not always been entirely valid, they served the 
Important function of directing and initiating studies of evalua- 
tion that lead to modification. This seems to be an inevitable 
procedure in a changing society. Wherever change is rapid, there 
must be reorganization and redirection of the educational programs 
and processes. 

The willingness of students and teachers to reorganize their 
thinking and their procedures by attending summer school is of 
great significance. In such a system there is provision for the 
youth who are becoming influential and the adults who have gained 
stability. Summer schools have been one of the foremost agencies 
in promoting critical thinking about the schools of today. The 
students and teachers who liave studied here at Savannah State 
College during the 1954 summer session have had rich opportunities 
to gain insight into our educational processes as they are related 
to our society. The views and opinions gained will continue to 
operate and provide the stimuli needed to modify individual educa- 
tional programs and participation in the development of a better 
program of education. 

When educational programs promote thinking and evaluation, 
they are providing sound education for any type of society. Those 
who endure the heat and put forth special effort to study set the 
scene for thinking. In such a situation one often wonders about 
the value of the studies he is pursuing. Frequently he asks him- 
self if the effort is worth what he is achieving. Attempting to 
answer such questions for one's self takes the individual into the 
realm of reasoning. This type of mental activity taking place in 
many phases of the individual's living strengthens the power to 
attack and solve problems. 

Signed: WILLIAM K. PAYNE. President. 

Man o£ the Hour 

Wilton C. Scott, director of 
Public Relations, is considered 
the "Man of the Hour" here at 
Savannah State College. 

Through his strong belief In 
public relations, during the past 
several years hundreds of stu- 
dents have gone into or taken 
some direct interest in the ever- 
growing field of Journalism, 

While away attending gradu- 
ate school at New York Univer- 
sity. Mr. Scott left Mrs. Gwen- 
dolyn L, Bass, full-time secre- 
tary, Mr. Paul L. Howard, Sr., 
graduate and former editor of 
The Tiger's Roar and now editor 
of the Summer Edition of The 
Tiger's Roar, and Mr. John Paul 
Jones, an up-comlng free lance 
writer, in charge of the Public 
Relations Office. Through the 

full cooperation of th workers, 
the Public Relations Office has 
been keeping the public well- 
informed during both sessions. 

Mr. Scott is aware of the fact 
that no college can advance, in 
the eyes of the public, without 
a good working Public Relations 

— Paul L. Howard 

CAMBRIDGE. Mass.— To make 
possible flexibility in the pro- 
gression from school to college. 
and to help students anticipat- 
ing a long period of graduate 
work, Harvard University has ap- 
proved a plan permitting su- 
pflor students to complete their 
undergraduate work in three 

By Miss Madeline Harrison 
Books can help you enjoy a 
better vacation. There are so 
many idle hours when a good 
book will add to your vacation 
pleasure. Very often you have 
time after meals, between swims. 
at bedtime. So be sure to have 
several good books handy wheth- 
er you go away on a vacation or 
stay in your own backyard. 

For the sixth summer The 
Saturday Review asked book edi- 
tors of the leading newspapers 
of the nation to name the new 
books which they believe merit 
reading. According to this poll 
of 26 critics the two novels most 
likely to please are The Doll- 
maker by Harriette Arnow and 
Sweet Thursday by John Stein- 
beck. Gertie Nevels, who is the 
"dollmaker" of this novel, is a 
woman of the Kentucky hills. 
Slie is sensitive, courageous and 
understanding, but she has had 
very little formal education. She 
is especially talented in carving 
figures from wood. When Gertie 
leaves her Kentucky surround- 
ings to join her husband in De- 
troit, she finds that city life is 
often bitter and cruel. The book 
is not an easy one to read as 
much of the conversation is in 
dialect, but the story is a very 
sincere and moving one. 

Those of you who are avid 
fiction readers are probably al- 
ready familiar with Jolin Stein- 
beck's Grapes of Wrath, Tortilla 
Flat and Cannery Row. In his 
new work, Sweet Thursday, Mr, 
Steinbeck returns to the scene 
of Cannery Row. Here are the 
same local institutions — the Bear 
Flag Restaurant, Lee Cheng's 
grocery store, the Western Bio- 
logical Laboratories. And some 
of the people are the same. But 
the nev/ ingredient is Suzy, 
fresh off a Greyhound Bus. 
equipped with a battered suit- 
case, a lipstick, a good figure 
and eighty-five cents. Against 
this background Steinbeck spins 
a yarn that has some satire and 

If you like the historical novel, 
Daphne Du Maurier and Taylor 
Campbell have new offerings 
which may interest you, Du Mau- 
rier's Mary Anne is a biograph- 
ical novel about the author's 
great - great - grandmother, a 
woman whose life was not 
bound by scruples, Mary Anne 
deserted a worthless husband at 
25, and later became the mis- 
tress of the Duke of York. Tak- 
ing advantage of the Duke's po- 
sition as commander-in-chief of 
the army, Mary Anne did a lu- 
crative business selling commis- 
sions in the army. What hap- 
pened to her when the scandal 
broke makes a fascinating story. 
In Never Victorious, Never De- 
feated, Mrs, Caldwell is again 
concerned with robber barons 
and empire building. The story 
is of the DeWitt family who 
owned the Pennsylvania Inter- 
state Railroad. The time of the 
action covers the 100 years from 
the administration of Andrew 
Jackson to 1935. Both drama and 
suspense are found here. 

If your mood is a gay one and 
you want something light, try 
Edward Streeter's Mr. Hobbs' 
Vacation. If you enjoyed Fa- 
ther of the Bride, then you will 
not want to miss this one. Mr. 
Hobbs. a reasonable, successful 
businessman, has been looking 
forward to his vacation with 
eagerness. And so has Mrs. 
Hobbs. She selected, sight un- 
seen, a large, old house by the 
sea. Why? So that their mar- 
ried daughters, their peculiar 
husbands and the three grand- 
children may vacation there also. 
The result is general chaos and 
a hilarious and heartwarming 

For a high-spirited account of 
travels In Europe, written in an 
amusing manner, don't overlook 
Emily Kimbrough's Forty Plus 

and Fancy Free. Miss Kimbrough 
and three other youthful grand- 
mothers decided to take a hoU- 
day in Europe. Their original 
plans were sound enough— a visit 
to the traditional places, meals 
at the usual restaurants, and 
even time out for study, But 
what actually happens is most 
unexpected and very humorous. 
The account is filled with laugh- 
ter, anecdote and entertaining 

If the heat gets you down, and 
it's just one of those days, try 
these for a spiritual boost: The 
Mind Alive by Harry and Bonaro 
Overstreet is guaranteed to im- 
prove your emotional well-being. 
The authors use numerous illus- 
trations to prove that it is nec- 
essary that one realize his own 
limitations and work to improve 
himself in spite of them. In his 
Way to Happiness, Fulton J 
Shean has a series of inspiring 
articles which he hopes will 
bring liis reader solace, hope, 
truth, goodness and strength. He 
beUeves that every man wants 
three things for himself— life, for 
always with no aging or disease 
to threaten it; truth, with no 
forced choices to be made, and 
love, not mixed with hatred and 
with no time limit. Daniel Pol- 
ing's Faith is Power for You tells 
of the author's personal experi- 
ences with prayer and how 
prayer has concretely helped 
men and women in their hour 
of need. 

So whether you travel by land 
or by air. if you are at the sea- 
shore, in the mountains, or in 
the hammock in your own back- 
yard, be sure you have a few 
good books nearby. You have 
no idea how well they can fill 
in the time when you are lost 
for something to do. 

Program, Surveys 
Reported by IP 

CLEVELAND, O — F o u r new 
"Associate Study" programs at 
Fenn College this fall will make 
higher education available to 
thousands of Ohio high school 
graduates not now slated for 
College. Recent studies show 
that over 50'"t of qualified Ohio 
youngsters lack either motiva- 
tion or funds for regular four- 
year college. 

NEW YORK. N. Y— A survey 
of "Five Years of Fulbright 
Studies" published in a recent 
issue of The Barnard Alumnae 
Magazine shows that the major- 
ity of alumnae believe the Ful- 
bright Program is accomplishing 
the aim of interpreting America 
abroad. Termed as "particularly 
timely" by the editors, the issue 
went to press just as the House 
of Representative had cut, for 
economy reasons, $6,000,000 from 
the S15,000,000 annual appropri- 
ation for the International Edu- 
cation Exchange Program. A 
basic part of this exchange is 
the plan popularly known as the 
"Fulbright Program". 

The Little Things 

Georgia Floyd Johnson 

Pride not yourself for lofty 

But for how many friends you've 

Strive not to see your name in 

But on the bill marked "Paid". 

It's the little things in life you'll 

That make you great or small. 
It's those things that bring peace 

of mind 
That lift you and prevent your 


Today you may stand out in the 

Socially prominent, boasting of 

Tomorrow you'll hear them 

shouting, proud 
To say, "Ole Joe has lost his 


So think much of your fellow- 

Of dogs that bark and the bird 
that sings. 

Think of each creature as doing 
the best he can 

And above all. remember the 
little things. 

They'll Miss You 

Odessa Shank Lucas 

They'll miss your presence, yout 

cheerful smile 
And your soft tone of voice that 

was always mild. 
They'll miss you when the rol 

is called. 
Even the patter of your foot 

steps up and down thi 

Yes— In their meeting too, wher 

they've enjoyed 
Many discussions with you. 
For at that hour while you slepi 

the guardian angel 
Around your bedside slept. 
Relieved you of your misery ani. 

deprived you of your paii 
Then old dreadful Death cami 
For this immediate Family w 

For peace of mind in your hou 

of sorrow and a brighte 
Outlook upon life on tomorro'i^ 


Odessa Shank Lucas 

We thank Thee. Dear God, fcr 
the growth of a nation. 

For your undying love an i 
abundance of patience. 

We thank Thee for the sui. 
stars, moon, flowers, birci.s 
and bees. 

And planes that travel by a:r 
and ships that sail on hig!i 

We thank Thee for a voice with 
which to hum. 

And a privilege to say, "Thy 
kingdom come". 

We thank Thee for parents, 
homes, friends. 

Schools and a peaceful slumber. 

For all of these we, Thy receiv- 
ers, are indeed humble. 

We pray that we may become 
our Brother's keeper. 

And have the privilege of ren- 
dering our assistance at 
all times to other People. 

Tiger's Roar 

Volume 1 August 16, 1954 Number 10 

Published by the students of Savannah State College through 

the Office of Public Relations, Savannah State College, State College 

Branch, Savannah, Georgia, 

Member; The Intercollegiate Press Association; the Associated 

College Press; Columbia Scholastic Press Association. 


Editor-in-Chief Paul L. Howard 

Associate Editor Georgia F. Johnson 

Managing Editor & Business Manager William S. Jackson 

Society Editor Mary Jackson 

Feature Editor Odessa S. Lucas 

Exchange Editor R. V, Curry 

Circulation Manager Otha Lee Pettlgrew 

Reportorial Staff 
Vashti Singleton Willie B. Johnson 

George Johnson Roberta Glover 

Mary Jackson William S. Jackson 

Advisor Mrs, Luetta C. Upshur 

August 16. 1954 


Page 3 

Dr. Cunningham is 
Speaker, First Assembly 

The first assembly of the First Summer School Session was 
held at Savannah State College in Meldrim Auditorium. Dr. W. 
K. Payne presided over the program. He expressed his apprecia- 
tion at seeing former graduates and regular students returning to 
this historical institution for the sole purpose of securing informa- 
tion for the betterment of humanity. He also congratulated the 
ministers and laymen for at- 
tending the Annual Institute 
for Ministers and Laymen held 
here at the College, 

Dr. Frank Cunningham, pro- 
fessor of philosophy at Morris 
Brown College in Atlanta, was 
the guest speaker. He was intro- 
duced by Dr. Payne. He used 
for his subject, "The Relation of 
Formal and Non-Formal Educa- 

Addressing an audience of an 
estimated four hundred people, 
he said, "The Formal Education 
of the school must be of such 
quality as to guide into a dis- 
criminating and intelligent use 
of the instruments of mass com- 

V^Tords and Music 

A program, "Words and Mu- 
sic", was presented on July 21, 
feituring Nathan Dell and Dr, 
C A. Braithwaite at Savannah 
S'.tte College. 

iiell, a senior at the college. 
TC' ited four poems: "On My Last 
D:v" by Francesca Miller; "Con- 
se'.ration" written by Dell; 
"Around the Corner" by Charles 
H. Towne; and "Woman", an- 
ot:ier Dell composition. Dr. C. 
A Braithwaite, cliairman of the 
D' partment of Fine Arts, played 
til? musical background for each 
pGi?m and at other intervals of 
th • program. 

Dr. W. K. Payne, president. 
m:\de remarks praising Dell. He 
reminded the group of the nec- 
et.iity of the solution of the con- 
tenporary problems. 

-i^Iiss Betty Allen, mezza so- 
pv'ino, was presented in a con- 
cert. July 20. in Meldrim Audi- 
toi ium. 

iMiss Allen's repertoire included 
scii'igs by Schubert, Strauss, 
Perry and other composers. 

Flowers were presented by 
Miss Delores Perry, "Miss Savan- 
nah State" for 1954-55. during 
the intermission. 

A reception was held immedi- 
ately after the concert. 

new divisional course in science, 
wliich all sophomores at Wabash 
College will take next fall, is 
announced and described in the 
new 1954-55 College catalogue. 
Entitled Physics-Chemistry 1 and 

. . . Dr. Cunningham 

Can You Recognize 
These Sayings? 

1. "What's Worrying You?" 

2, "It's in the Books" 

3, "Get your lessons and don't 
worry about it" 

4. "Right" . . . "Follow Me" 

6- "You may not agree with me, 
but I still have the right to 
say so" 

6. "Have you seen one?" 

7. "See what I mean?" 

8. "You know . . . etc." 

9. "Now Girls" . 

10. "That's been said before" 

11. "Now would you like to do 

12. "Now that's up to you" 

13. "Oh I see" 

14. "You got to move" 

15. "Reference!" 

16. "I thought I told you to look 
up that term" 

17. "We are talking about Bio- 
logical terms" 

18. "You used to come at eight 
o'clock but now you come at 

19. "You understand" 

20- "You hear what I say?" 

See how many of the following 
sayings you can recognize and 
turn to page 4 for the correct 

Musical Trio Gives 
Recital at SSC 

Daniel Nagrin, dancer: David 
Shapiro, pianist and Ronald 
Gould, percussionist, were pre- 
sented by Savannah State Col- 
lege in a recital in Meldrim Au- 
ditorium on June 18. 1954. 

The program furnished a full 
evening of entertainment. 

David Shapiro was featured in 
the first rendition of the pro- 
gram, such as "Tune Up" by the 
trio, and "Pastorale" by D. Scar- 

The "Spanish Dance" by Pilat 
was done by Nagin and Shapiro. 

Other numbers, such as "So- 
natina for tympani du Piano" 
by Geherepnine, were done by 
Gould and Shapiro; "Strange 
Here", by Stan Kenton and Pete 
Rugolo. was done by Nagrin, 
Shapiro, and Gould. 

After a flfteen-minute inter- 
mission, seven numbers were 
presented by the artists. Among 

2, the new course will replace 
Physical Science, Physics 1 . 2 
and Chemistry 1, 2. 

NOMIC PROBLEM— First row, left to right: Elvira Phillips, Soper- 

lon ; Elizabeth Allen, Summertown ; Evelyn Royal. Savannah ; 
Juliette Johnson, Savannah; Mildred Graham, Donaldson ville. 
Second row: Doris Sanders, Columbus; Eulon Frazier. Savannah; 
l>flores Dorsey, Savannah; Hermenia Mobley, Waycross; Willie Mae 
Jii'kson, Waycross. Third row: Rebecca Jones, Savannah; Louise 
^^urray, Savannah; Hattie Overslreet, Sylvania; Kathryn Hand- 
luTry, Savannah; Mary Bacon, Waycross. Fourth row: Wayne 
"aues, Lincolnton; Angus Henry, Millen ; little Robert Handbeiry; 
Alma Turner, Millen. Fifth row: John Middleton, Moultrie; WllHc 
t^mpbell. Savannah. Standing: Dr. R. Grann Lloyd, Instructor. 

BF\T — I'ertussionist Ronald 
(■ould ut the Musutl Artists of 
New York City, is seen blazing 
away on the Percussion Cadenza 
by Leo Mocero. in Meldrim Audi- 
torium during the first summer 

(Photo by Bowens. SSC) 

TERIALS FOR ATTACK SURVIV.AU-Left to riglit: Sgt. Kohl, Miss 
Isa B. White, Mrs. Priscilla Massey, Miss Pecola Thomas, Mrs. Man- 
nie Frazier, and Mrs. Doris Spaulding. 

Hunter Field Trip 
Features Talk on SAC 

By L. V. Currie 

Some of Savannah State Col- 
lege students took a trip to 
Hunter Air Force Base on July 
8. 1954. The trip was one of the 
many activities sponsored by the 
Summer Activities Committee, 

Strategic Air Command, This 
one is that branch of the Air 
Force that teaches "men how to 
survive in any kind of weather 
and hardships. 

them were: "Man of Action" by 
J, McCoy featuring Nagrin. Sha- 
piro, and Gould; "le gend" by 

I, Albeniz, featuring David Sha- 
piro, and Gould; "Le Gend" by 
A, Manchester, featuring Nagrin, 
Gould and Shapiro. 

Business Courses 
Offered - Summer 

William S. Jackson 

The Business Department is 
very active in spite of the new 
low enrollment throughout the 
nation. This is the second time 
since 1948 that business courses 
were offered. The courses of- 
fered in the first session are: 
Business Writing, Elementary 
Shorthand, and Typing. The 
same courses were offered both 
sessions, with Business Writing 
replacing Business Law. 

There are 18 students enrolled 
in Business Writing, and 25 in 
Typing and Shorthand. Other 
courses are offered on demand. 
In Business Laboratory Practice 
are: M. Herman Terry. Johnnie 
P. Jones, and Florence Bisord 
and in Secretarial Science Prac- 
tice is Roberta Glover. 

Robert C. Long. Assistant 
Professor of Business Adminis- 
tration, spoke on "The Place of 
Business Administration in Sec- 
ondary Schools", for the Secon- 
dary Workshop during the first 
summer session. Mr. Long is a 
Notary Pubhc and Publicity Rep- 
resentative of the National Edu- 
cation Society of which the New 
Standard Publishing Company is 
the .sponsor. He is offering a 
unique plan for educators and 
professional men and women. 

The group upon its arrival at 
the base was guided by Lieu- 
tenant Tibby. Colonel Watklns 
gave a short lecture on Strategic 
Air Command to the Savannah 
State students in an air-condi- 
tioned theater. 

It was interesting to note the 
combat air force that America 
has. The original base started 
in Omaha. Nebraska »nd spread 
throughout the United States. 

The cost of a B-47 jet bomber 
is 45 million dollars. The great- 
est problem that the S.A.C. has 
is enlistments. Another inter- 
esting story came from Lieuten- 
ant Derrier. He said that it is 
his duty to see that everyone has 
been thoroughly examined before 
receiving admittance to the base. 

Sgt. J. Edward Kohl is director 
of the survival school of the 

The nerve center of the Air 
Force, it is said, is the weather 
bureau. It was interesting to 
note that Montgomery. Alabama 
is the controlling center for the 
South, while Jacksonville. Flor- 
ida is the controlling center of 
traffic highways of the air. From 
those two points, pilots are bet- 
ter able to fly certain routes 
without having accidents. 

Other points of Interest shown 
to the visiting group were the 
Post Exchange, swimming pool, 
barracks, and the Officers Club. 
Pictures were taken of the group 
at the survival school. 

The trip to Hunter Air Force 
Base was made possible by the 
Student Activities Committee 
and Wilton C. Scott, director of 
Public Relations at Savannah 
State College. 

Tenure Plan Adopted 
By Marshall Faculty 

HUNTINGTON, W. Va,— A re- 
vised plan for determining aca- 
demic rank and tenure for Mar- 
shall College faculty members 
was recently adopted by a un- 
animous vote of the faculty, ac- 
cording to President Stewart H. 
Smith. He points out that every 
member of the faculty and ad- 
ministration participated in the 
revision which has taken place 
after three years of study and 

OAKLAND. CaUf.— The Mills 
College Second Century Fund 
opened 1954 by passing the S900.- 
000 mark, according to a recent 
report issued by Mrs. Christopher 
A. Connor, national chairman of 
the college's fund raising drive. 
Ninety corporations have con- 

tributed $231,348.60 of the funds 
received, she said in her third 
public report since the drive 
opened in February, 1952. 

HOUSTON, Texas — Tentative 
plans have been proposed for 
Baptist student center, to be lo- 
cated in this city, which would 
serve the needs of the students 
in Rice Institute, Texas Dental 
College, several schools of nurs- 
ing, and the Baylor University 
Medical College. 

CHAPEL HILL, N. C— The re- 
cent State of the University Con- 
ference held on the campus of 
the University of North Carolina 
stressed insufficient faculty re- 
sponsibility in the df? termination 
of policies regulating student 
life outside the classroom. 

Clarence Lofton, William Fielder, Managing Editor of the Savannah 
Morning News, Wilton C. Scott and Mrs. R. V. Curry. 

Page 4 


August 16, 1954 

Trades and Industries in Review 

By Levj N. 

The industrial program at Sa- 
vannah State College continues 
to be one of the outstanding 
fields of study on the campus. 
Students seeking pre-occupa- 
tlonal training make a wise 
choice In selecting one or more 
of the various fields of study of- 
fered under the Industrial Edu- 
cation Program. 

Automotive Repair, Body and 
Fender, under the instruction of 
Mr. Leroy Brown, is being offered 
during the simnmer as well as 
during the regular school term. 
A large number of veterans find 
interest in this field and have 
found that the training they re- 
ceive prepares them successfully 
for a suitable occupation after 
leaving school. 

Shoe Repairing is taught joint- 
ly with Leathercraft, a course 
more recently added to the In- 
dustrial Education Program, but 
which Is rapidly gaining interest 
among students from all of the 
departments. Students enrolled 
in this course are taught to op- 
erate machines necessary in shoe 
repairing, the principles of de- 
signing leather, and are given a 
general knowledge of the con- 
struction of different kinds of 
shoes and of all types of leather 
work. Handbags, billfolds, and 
wallets, made by men and wom- 
en, can be seen from time to 
time exhibited in the Adminis- 
tration Building. 

An extensive program in Ra- 
dio Repair is also ofTered at Sa- 
vannah State College, The fun- 
damental principles of radio are 
taught in this course, plus the 
technical and practical opera- 
tions necessary in making radio 

Electrical maintenance, car- 
pentry, general woodwork, cab- 
inet-making, and masonry are 
several other courses ofTered un- 

Taylor, Jr. 

der the Industrial Education 
Program leading to a Bachelor 
of Science degree. 

Among the many fine things 
that have come to Savannah 
State College in recent years to 
aid the college in rendering a 
greater service to the State of 
Georgia In Its educational pro- 
gram is The James F. Lincoln 
Arc Welding Foundation Library. 
This library is in the Division's 
Trades and Industries of the 
Special Library. The books and 
Information have proved a val- 
uable asset to student, staft 
members, and other technical 
workers at the college as well 
as in the community. 
""The library contains some of 
the following books: Weldability 
of Metals, by Lincoln Electric 
Company, Cleveland 17, Ohio; 
Pocket Manual of Arc Welding, 
by Lew Gilbert, Editor of Indus- 
try and Welding Magazine; Farm 
Mechanics Power Tool Manual, 
by Floyd Mix and J. C. Moore; 
Pamphlet; How To Teach Arc 
Welding in Farm Mechanics, by 
A, H, Hollenberg; Correct Tech- 
nique Necessary for Stainless 
Welding, by L. K Stingham; The 
United Album of Recent Weld- 
ments. by The United Welding 
Company. Middleton, Ohio. 

A host of other books and 
pamphlets on welding and de- 
velopment are in the library. It 
is open to all students, teachers, 
and patrons of Savannah State 
College to use. Those desiring 
the services of any of this mate- 
rial can secure same through the 
office of the Division of Trades 
and Industries, 

The Division through the col- 
lege expresses its appreciation 
to The James F, Lincoln Arc 
Welding Foundation for estab- 
lishing such a library at Savan- 
nah State College. 

How to Make A 
Gardenia Corsage 

By George Johnson 

So you are planning to take 
your sweetheart to the formai. 
Instead of buying a corsage fol- 
low these simple rules and save 

To make a gardenia corsage, it 
is necessary to purchase the 
following items: 2 gardenias, 1 
roll of floral tape, 5 pieces of 
thin wire (12 inches long) and 
4 yards of ribbon 

First wire the gardenias by 
placing a wire through the bulb 
of each flower, the end to which 
the petals are attached. Wrap 
this wire tightly around the stem 
of the flower. 

Take three pieces of fern and 
arrange them in a fan shape and 
wire them together by wrapping 
a piece of wire to the ends of 
the stems, leaving enough for 
later u.c.\ 

Now with the remainder of the 
wire at the end of the fern, at- 
tach one gardenia. Pull the wire 
tight enough to hold the flower 
in position. Be sure that the 
flower stem is longer than the 

Make another fan of fern as 
in paragraph 4 and attach it to 
the end of the flower stem. Lay 
the other gardenia on this and 
fasten as in paragraph 5 with 
the flower facing the opposite 

Cover all visible wiring and 
rough spots with the floral tape. 

Make a bow of 12 loops. 6 on 
each side, wire it. The color 
should match the lady's dress or 
accessories. Place this in the 
space between the blooms. Make 
this secure by wiring. 




Pres. W. K. Payne 


Miss Thelma Browne 


Mr. T. Wright 


Miss Sylvia Bowens 


Mr. J B- Clemmons 


Mr. C. Vernon Clay 


Mr P. J. Hampton 


Mr, W. E. Griffin 


Mrs. Ella Fisher 


Mrs. Dorothy Hamilton 


Mrs. Donella Seabrooks 


Mr. W, A, Mercer 


Dr R, G, Lloyd 


Mrs. E. R Terrell 


Mr. A. E. Peacock 


Mrs. L. L. Owens 


Dr. B. T. Griffith 


Miss J. Sellers 


Mr. W- B- Nelson 


Mr. B. E Black 

to right: William S. Jackson, managing editor and business man- 
ager; Mrs. Georgia Floyd Johnson, associate editor and typist; 
Mrs. Mary Jones Jackson, society editor and typist; Mrs. L. Vir- 
ginia Currie. exchange editor, and Paul L. Howard, Sr.. Editor- 


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Phone No. 3-1107 


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815 Barnard Street 

Savannah, Go. 

Phone No. 3-5200 

George R. Clark 

The Veterans Counselor 
Says . . . 

By Nelson 

One of the biggest problems 
facing Korean veterans through- 
out the nation today is the fas6 
approaching cut-off deadline for 
those veterans who were dis- 
charged prior to August 20. 1952. 
The law. as is currently in ef- 
fect, specifically states that vet- 
erans must initiate a course of 
training within two years after 
separation from active military 
duty. This means, of course. 
that veterans who do not apply 
for educational benefits and are 
actually enrolled and pursuing a 
course of education and training 
will forfeit all educational bene- 
fits to which they may be en- 
titled. Of Interest to all Korean 
veterans is a bill now pending 
before Congress. HR 9395. which 
would extend for two years the 
period in which Korean veterans 
can apply for GI Bill training 
benefits. If passed, and there is 
not even a shadow of a doubt 
that it will not, this measure 
would give Korean veterans the 
same period of time starting and 
finishing training as awarded 
World War II veterans — four 
years from date of discharge to 
begin training and nine years 
for completion. If this bill is 
passed before August 20, 1954, 
the earliest cut-off deadline will 
be moved up from August 20, 
1954 to August 20, 1956. 

Korean veterans who were 
separated from the armed forces 

R. Freeman 

before July 16. 1952, and who 
have not received mustering- 
out payments have only until 
July 16, 1954, to apply. Muster- 
ing-out pay applications are 
available at the nearest military 
or naval installation. 

Somewhere down the line it 
seems that Korean veterans are 
not getting accurate information 
regarding their financial obliga- 
tions to training institutions 
When an institution is approver! 
by the State Approving Agenc:- 
and the Veterans Administra 
tion, this means that Korear 
veterans are entitled to recelv- 
educational benefits from thes- 
institutions. The Veterans Ad- 
ministration, however, does no 
make any itind of contract wlti 
these institutions for the pay- 
ment of tuition and other fee 
for Korean veterans^unless th 
veteran is disabled and is enter 
ing school under the provision 
of Pubhc Law 894. All othe 
Korean veterans have to pa; 
their own tuition and other fee:, 
due and payable at the time o' 
registration. The Veterans Ad- 
ministration will reimburse th ■ 
veteran in the form of monthl ■ 
subsistence. We find this to b ■ 
a very Important item as 95' 
of the veterans who report fo - 
registration expect to have thei ■ 
fees and tuition paid by th ■ 
Veterans Administration. 

Profile of Chopin 

By Julius E. 

Chopin, the poet-genius of the 
piano, has sung through that 
instrument the tragedy of Eng- 
land, his mother's land, and on 
It he played with the beauty 
and sweetness of France, his 
father's land. 

Of all who wrote for the piano. 
Chopin represents in his music 
the spirit of the keyboard. His 
music could not have been ex- 
pressed in any other medium. 

In fact his music is so en- 
chanting that it has become the 
source of many popular songs. 

The movies have found Cho- 
pin's music most ideal for creat- 
ing moods of romance and vivid 

Born in Warsaw in 1810, Cho- 
pin lived half of his life in Paris, 
but his sympathy toward his be- 
loved Poland moved this gentle 
soul to proud defiance, expressed 
superbly in the epic and dra- 
matic poetry of his art, 

Chopin enjoyed good company 
and in return he was universally 

Reeves. Jr. 

loved. The music he made wa? 
suitable for the drawing room-.? 
and salons of the rich and grert 
of his time. 

When he was twenty-one, Che - 
pin met the great French nove - 
ist, George Sand, who was S' < 
years older. In contrast to th - 
delicate and ailing pianist, San ; 
was a dynamo who became thr 
most prolific and controversi: i 
woman author of her time. Biu 
such is the mysterious magne- 
tism of art that the two feil 
deeply in love. 

Remember Chopin, master pi- 
anist and composer, whenevi r 
you hear someone play one i f 
his songs or when you yoursel . 
perhaps, sing "I'm Always Chat- 
ing Rainbows." 



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Vol. 8, No. 3 

Alpha Kappa Mu Tutorial 
System Organized Here 

Honors Day Speaker 

Nutritions: Ruby 

By Ardelma G. Isaac 

The Alpha Mu Chapter of the 
Alpha Kappa Mu Honor Society 
has established a tutorial system 
at Savannah State College. The 
Tutors are trying to help stim- 
ulate scholarship, decrease the 
number of academic casualties, 
and promote a more wholesome 
student - teacher relationship. 
These tutors are happy to help 
students with their subject- 
matter problems. The chapter 
is advised by Dr. E. K. WiHiams. 
coordinator of General Educa- 

The following students have 
been appointed tutors in the area 

Biology : Curtis Cooper, 
Thomas Evans, and George 

Business: Irving Dawson, Mil- 
dred A. Graham. 

Chemistry: Daniel Pelot. 

Education 216: Amanda 

English: Mary G. Bacon, Mil- 
dred Graham, Celia Hall, Juliette 
Johnson. Johnnie Mitchell and 
Doris Sanders. 

French: James Curtis, Thomas 
Evans, Delores Perry and Sally 

Government: Otis Brooks. 
Home Economies: Alberteen 


Foods and 

Industrial Education : James 

Ashe, Clarence Lofton and Wal- 
ter McCall. 

Mathematics : Barbara Brun- 
son, Carl Hart. Julia Hendrix, 
William Weston, Johnny Wilker- 
son. and Earl Williams. 

Psychology: Ardelma G. Isaac, 
Doris Singleton, Richard Wash- 

Western Culture: Dorothy Ree 
Davis, Bernice Fowler and Wes- 
ley Griffin. 

Several years ago a tutorial 
system was established at Hamp- 
ton Institute, Hampton. Virginia. 
The key to the success of the 
tutorial program at Hampton is 
recorded in a booklet entitled: 
A Guide for Tutors. In this book- 
let Dean Thomas E. Hawkins 
wrote: To do a thorough tutor- 
ing job, you must develop tech- 
nique which will make it possi- 
ble for you to help the student 
when he presents his study prob- 
lem to you. 

The following techniques are 

I. Gain a thorough knowledge 
of the subject you are tutoring. 

2. Help the student to de- 
velop the right attitude toward 
his studies. 

3. Talk with teachers of the 
students whom you tutor to as- 
certain the students major study 

4. Stimulate students to gain 
confidence in their ability to 
eliminate the feeling of inferior- 

5. Organize brief study ses- 
sions for the students in your 
gi'oup who have similar study 

6. Ask provocative questions 
of the student being tutored to 
encourage him to discuss his 
Pioblem freely. 

7. Make suggestions about 
student habits which you have 
found to be effective. 

8. Teach the student the 
principles involved in finding 
solutions to problems, but do not 
work out assignments for him. 

9. Help the student to diag- 
nose the errors he makes In ex- 

Asst. Chaacellor 
Commends Editor 

Dr. M. Gordon Brown, As- 
sistant Chancellor of the Univer- 
sity System of Georgia, visited 
Savannah State College Tuesday, 
November 16, and congratulated 
Clarence Lofton, th editor-in- 
chief of the Tiger's Roar Staff, 
and his staff on the splendid 
job they are doing with the 

After conversing with Mr. 
Lofton about the finance, lay- 
out, and quality of the paper, 
Dr. Brown said that he wished 
the Tiger's Roar Staff a contin- 
uous success with the paper and 
that he had been inspired by 
both the quality and the layout 
of the paper. 


Fisk University has been in- 
vited to join the Rhodes Scholar- 
ship trust, according to the 
Michigan Daily . . . this is the 
first time an all-Negro univer- 
sity has been asked into the 
trust . . . previously, only Ne- 
groes attending outstanding in- 
terracial schools could become 
eligible for the scholarships. 

Homecoming Festivities 
Viewed By Hundreds 


A special Honors Day pro- 
gram will be held Friday, De- 
cember 10, Meldrim Auditorium, 
with Dr. George W. Hunter as 
the guest speaker. The honorees 
will be those students with an 
average of 2.00 or higher, for 
the past three quarters, and 
members of Beta Kappa Chi Na- 
tional Scientific Honorary So- 
ciety. The society consists of 
students majoring in Biology, 
Chemistry, General Science and 
Mathematics, with a minimum 
of 26 hours in one field with a 
2.00 average or above, and a 2.00 
average or above in all other 

Dr. Hunter received his A. B. 
degree from Lincoln University^ 
Penn., A. M. from Columbia Uni- 
versity, and his Ph.D. from Penn. 
State University. He is a mem- 
ber of several scientific and hon- 
or societies, and has contributed 
articles to many journals. He is 
author of Elementary Organic 
Chemistry Manual, and at the 
present time is professor of 
Chemistry at South Carolina 
State College, Orangeburg, S. C. 

By Alice Bevens and 
Jessie Mae Thompson 

A colorful parade of floats, 
cars, and bands following the 
general theme — "Garden of 
Roses"— was one of the high- 
lights of Savannah State's 
homecoming celebration on No- 
vember 13th. Prizes were 
awarded for the three best deco- 
rated floats and cars, and for the 
best band performance. 

Beautiful gardens of roses 
rolled in parade down the streets 
of Savannah. The parade route 
was from Abercorn street to 
East Broad, Oglethorpe to West 
Broad and back to Anderson. 

Riding in the first "Garden of 
Roses" were the queen of the 
college. Miss Delores Perry, and 
her attendants. Misses Elizabeth 
Jordon and Prances Baker. The 
queen's float was beautifully 
decorated in the school colors, 
orange and blue, It featured 
an arched throne and an at- 
tractive arrangement of palm 
fans and roses. The costumes 
of the queen and her attend- 
ants complemented the color 
scheme of the float. 

Following "Miss Savannah 
State" were other floats of roses 
with their queens and attend- 
ants, representing various stu- 
dent organizations. "Miss Gen- 
eral Alumni" and her attend- 
ants were featured in a rose-cov- 
ered automobile. Miss Rubye 
King was "Miss General Alumni" 
and her attendants were Mrs. 
Loretta Harris and Miss Ruth 
MuUino. Automobiles with oth- 
er alumni queens and attendants 
from several counties were in- 
eluded also. 

The 41 unit parade was led by 
Mr. Tharpe, the marshal, with 
Mrs. Tharpe; President and Mrs. 

Choral Society Sings At Hunter Field 

The Savannah State Choral 
Society, under the direction of 
Dr. Coleridge A. Braithwaite, 
sang at the dedicatorial services 
of the new chapel at Hunter Air 
Force Base on Sunday, Novem- 
ber 14. 

Opening the program with the 
"Prayer of Thanksgiving," the 

choir set the pace for many 
high ranking officers in the Air 
Force, and many local personnel 
that witnessed this occasion. 

The choir also offered "How 
Lovely Is Thy Dwelling Place," 
from the Requiem by Brahams 
as the major selection of the 

evening. The address was giv- 
en by the Commander of Chap- 
lains of the Air Force, 

The commanding officer of 
Hunter Air Force Base expressed 
his thanks to Dr. Braithwaite, 
Miss Grant, and the society for 
their invaluable services. 

W. K. Payne, and Mr. and Mrs. 
Antonio Orsot. Mr. Orsot served 
as marshal in former years. 

Scout troops, dance groups, 
the cheer leaders, and bands 
from William James High. Al- 
fred E, Beach High, Woodvllle 
High schools, and Savannah 
State College highlighted the pa- 
rade as marching units. 

"Miss Savannah State" was 
extended greetings by the city 
manager, Mr. Frank A. Jacocks, 
at the reviewing stand on West 
Broad street In front of the Cen- 
tral of Georgia Railway Station. 
Other persons present at the re- 
viewing stand were the judges of 
the floats and Mr. I. A. Metz, 
executive director of the Savan- 
nah Chamber of Commerce; Mr. 
William H. Hunter, general sup- 
erintendent of the Central of 
Georgia Railway; Mr. J. R. Jen- 
kins, executive secretary of the 
West Broad Street branch of 
the Y. W, C. A.; Mr. William 
Early, superintendent of Chat- 
ham County and Savannah Pub- 
lic Schools; Commander Frank 
Spencer, Mr. John McGlockton, 
President of Savannah State 
College Alumni Association; and 
President and Mrs. W. K. Payne. 

Prizes were awarded to the fol- 

Floats— Newman Club, first 
place; Home Economics, second 
place; 4H Club, third place. 

Cars — Delta Sigma Theta So- 
sority, first place; Sigma Gamma 
Rho Sorority, second place; 

'Coiitiiiiieil on Page 4) 

Forraer Student 
Receives Honors 

Major Wayne K. Snyder an- 
nounced that S-Sgt. Leon W. 
Schmidt has graduated from 
Ramsey Airman's Academy as 
the "honor graduate" of class 

Schmidt's selection as the 
"honor graduate" was based 
upon his desire to learn and the 
efficient manner in which he 
employed his time and efforts. 

While attending Savannah 
State College, Schmidt was 
majoring in Physical Education 
and was affiliated with Gamma 
Chi chapter of Kappa Alpha 
Psi Fraternity. 

S-Sgt. Schmidt is stationed 
at Ramsey Air Force Base in 
Puerto Rico. 

The officers of the club are: 
Cecilio Williams, president: Dan- 
iel Pelot, vice president: Fran- 
cine Ivery, secretary-treasurer; 
Julia Hendrix, assistant secre- 
tary; George Jolmson, reporter. 
Mr. C. V. Clay is adviser. 

Other members are: Annie 
White, Barbara Brunson, Mer- 
cedes Mitchell, William Weston, 
Thomas Evans, and Georgia 

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November, 1954 


EdItor-in-Chlef Clarence Lofton 

Associate Editor George Johnson 

Managing Editor Farrls Hudson 

Feature Editor Marneise Jackson 

Society Editor Elizabetli Jordan 

Sports Editor James O'Neal 

Assistant Sports Editor Ralpli Roberson 

Exciiange Editor Aiice Sevens 

Copy Editor Doris Sanders 

Faslilon Editor Pauline Silas 

Cartoonist Gerue Ford 


Business Manager James Tliomas 

Circulation Manager Isaiali Mclver 

Advertising Manager Constance Green 

Secretary Nadene Cooper 

Dorothy Davis Charles Ashe Pauline Silas 

Maria Rosetta Mohammed Julia Eugenie Baker 


Ida Mae Lee, Neator Doyle, Rosa Mae Stubbs, Glennls Scott, Thomas 
Evans. Nancy Smith, Eddie Hicks, Jr., Pauline Silas, Johnnie Mae 
Thompson, James Dearing, Jean Williams, Irving Dawson, Julius 
Browning, Nettye Handy, Gwendolyn Prtctor, Janie Mae Parson, 
Josie Glenn, Dennis Williams, Shirley Demons, Sadie HaU, Ceciilo 
Williams, Dorothy Moore, Mildred Graham, Veronica Waldan. 


Miss A. V. Morton Mr. W. W. Lettwlch 

Member of; 




The Big Job 

There is now, has been in the 
past, and will continue to be 
in the future, a job which needs 
to be done. This job becomes 
bigger and bigger as time passes. 
Because it takes the coopera- 
tion of the entire student body 
to get this job done, it lias re- 
maind untouched. But now is 
the tim for us to wake up and 
realize that we. the students of 
Savannah State College, are 
cutting off our noses to spite our 
faces when we fail to tackle the 
"big job." 

The big job facing us Is — 
"School Spirit." What has hap- 
pened to us, our love, our loyal- 
ty, and respect for our school, 
our Alma Mater? The manner 
in which we walk around the 
campus day and night, week in 
and week out with our heads 
held high, thinking only of self- 
advancement, does not make us 
typical college students of this 
age. Instead, it proves that 
somewhere along the way we 
have got the wrong idea or the 
wrong impression of the role of 
educated people. It proves fur- 
ther that we are not able to 
value the worth of our status 
— our accomplishments and 

Fellow students, if we want 
the best, then we must put our 

best foot forward, We must help 
those who are trying to do some- 
thing to promote our interests. 
We should give our representa- 
tives our best support, show 
that we are willing to do our 
parts by cooperating whole- 
heartedly. Don't leave it up to 
a few to do everything there is 
to be done. YOU ARE IMPOR- 

Stop and think. Just what 
prdicament would our school be 
in if those who are taking an 
active part in our school activi- 
ties would take the attitude we 
have taken? That is. the don't 
car attitude. What would our 
college be like? What would we 
be like? We would be the first 
to babble out "we need a school." 
Yet, "we" are the ones who have 
failed to show interest and have 
failed to do our part. 

First of all, let us try to see 
the whole not just the part. Let 
us see oursleves as we see oth- 
ers. Let us say as one writer has 
said. "I am only one, but I am 
one. I cannot do everything, but 
I can do something. What I can 
do. I ought to do; and what I 
ought to do, by the grace of 
God I will do." 

We need School Spirit." 

Why Are You Here? 

By Doris Sanders 
Has the thought ever occurred 
to you, just why are you here? 
Has it ever dawned upon you 
that you are here at somebody 
else's expense? Have you ever 
stopped to wonder why daddy 
failed to buy that new overcoat 
this year or why mother is still 
wearing those same wornout 
shoes? Someone has sacrificed 
something for you. Someone is 
responsible for your being here. 
Why are you here? Because 
someone knows the value of 
higher education. You are here 
to learn, mentally and morall. 
You are here to learn all you 
can about everything you can. 
You are here, not to be satisfied 
in just passing or getting by. but 
to excel and extend yourself. 
You are here because In an age 

like this, education is indispen- 
sable. You must have educa- 
tion in order to cope with prob- 
lems now. and in later life. 

You must qualify yourself to 
do a good job. For a teacher 
who is well-informed, alert, and 
well-prepared, is never afraid to 
face his class. And only those 
individuals who are well-in- 
formed will secure the jobs. 
What you should do, is to begin 
now preparing yourselves, not to 
shrink from, but to accept this 

And as the school year contin- 
tinues to grow shorter and short- 
er. I hope to see in each of you, 
the spirit of learning exempli- 
fied. Do your best and be your 
best at all times. Prepare your- 
selves now, for the challenges 
of tomorrow, 

Why We Celebrate Thanksgiving 

By Elizabeth Jordan 

"Let us give thanks." Many 
of us lose the real significance 
of thLs national day. Thanks- 
giving Day, because we are not 
familiar with its origin and we 
do not feel the real value of the 
word, "thanksgiving." 

Thanksgiving Day is a nation- 
al religious festival celebrated 

on the same day throughout the 
country. It dates from 1863. Mrs. 
Sarah J. Hale has been given 
credit for bringing this about. 
In 1827. while editor of the 
Ladles' Magazin In Boston, .she 
urged the observance of a uni- 
form day throughout the coun- 
try for the expression of thanks 
throughout the year. Mrs. Hale 

A Look Into 
The News 

Current News Analysis 
By Ronald T. Evans 

At the very early part of this 
month the American people went 
to the polls and elected a demo- 
cratic Congress to guide the 
destiny of the nation for the 
next two years. There is no 
doubt in the minds of many 
what factors are responsible for 
the defeat of the very popular 
Republican party of 1952, headed 
by Dwight D. Eisenhower. 

It is the belief of this reporter 
that several factors contributed 
to the defeat of the G. O. P., 
among which party solidarity 
ranks foremost a sa factor. Since 
the victory of 1952 there has been 
a struggle between the Taft 
groups, the Dewey groups, the 
liberal Republicans and the Mc- 
Carthy crowd. However, there 
are other factors which contrib- 
uted such as II 1 the farm pol- 
icy. (2) the McCarthy hearings, 
which certainly brought no 
credit to the party, and (3) un- 

Message from the President 

Creative Tributes 


By Isaiah Mclver 

As the sun is setting low 

And the darkness slowly steals 

the day 
The moon and stars begin their 

nightly escape 
In the heaven above at sundown. 
The moon is shining in all its 

gracious splendor. 
As the sun ij, soundly sleeping 

in its bed of gold. 
And the stars twinkle in the 

heaven so tender, 
At sun down. 
All creatures of the earth are^ 

soundly sleeping 
And there is never a sound of 

As the dew sends down its mois- 

tering fragrance 
To feed the flowers so fragrant 

and tender. 
At sun down. 

From nowhere comes the eve- 
ning breeze 
Sighing softly through the trees, 
At sun down. 
Everywhere is peaceful and 

When the sun is setting low 
And the day slowly steals away. 
At sun down. 

Will You? 

By Solomon Green 

If in the army I should go, 
This time another year; 
Promise me that you'll be true. 
Til I return, my dear. 
And darling. If in parting. 
I fail to receive that good-bye 

Let this music and this writing 
Forever be your bliss. 
If in the army I should go. 
I'll love, wail and brood for you. 
Promise me that you will. too. 
Will you? Will you? Will you? 

did not stop there, but wrote 
other editorials to the governors 
of all the states, and to the 

On October 3, 1863, President 
Lincoln issued a national 
Thanksgiving Proclamation, set- 
ting apart the last Thursday 
in November as the day to be ob- 
served. In some localities re- 
ligious services are held In 
churches and afterwards the 
people gather around to bounte- 
ous feasting and praising God. 

As we approach this day let 
us be mindful of its surround- 
ing significance. Let us, too, like 
the pilgrims of long ago, give 
thanks unto God for, "His mer- 
cy is everlasting and His truth 
endureth through all genera- 


Modern man is constantly in 
search of supplies and materials 
which he may use to develop his 
ideas and ideals. The search in 
the physical world has been ob- 
vious and dramatic. The hunt 
for uranium reminds one of the 
days of the "gold rush". The 
search in the field of the social 
sciences has been persistent, 
though less dramatic. This is 
true, perhaps, because much of 
the materials required for the 
solution of social and personal 
problems can be found in the 
minds of individuals. The ma- 
terials required to answer ques- 
tions and solve problems in this 
area must be identified in what 
many have had to say. The 
hunting grounds for these ma- 
terials lie in books, magazines, 
and other forms of written com- 

During the month of November 
American colleges, along with 
other institutions of our society, 
observe two national weeks — 
American Education Week and 
National Book Week. During 
American Education Week many 
were concerned about our schools, 
their financial support and their 
contribution to the American way 
of life. National Book Week, 
which followed American Educa- 
tion Week, was dh-ectly related 
to all of the materials discussed 
in each. In fact, many individ- 
uals think of books primarily in 
terms of schools and colleges. 
The much broader concept of 
books and written materials as 
resources for answers and solu- 
tions to individual and group 
problems is less widespread. Such 
a limited concept of books con- 
stantly restricts the growth and 
achievement of the individuals 
out of school, either as dropouts 
or graduates, as well as that of 
students in college. 

A little study on what one may 
find in books and magazines will 
reveal a serious neglect of vital 
resources within the reach of 
every college student. The ma- 
terials which students need to 
educate themselves can be found 
in abundance in books and 
magazines. If one wishes to 
strengthen his motive for at- 

tending college; if one wishes to 
gain inspiration; if one wishes 
to acquire a point of view or a 
philosophy of life; if one wishes 
to discover the things which have 
been worthwhile and significant 
in our society and culture; if 
one wishes information and facts 
in any general or specific field 
if one wishes to find help for 
personal and social adjustment 
one can discover any one or all 
of them in the books and peri- 
odicals in which other individ- 
uals have expressed themselves 
It is probably not an overstate- 
ment of fact to say that this is 
one of the most neglected re- 
sources which college students 
possess. The Bible and the dic- 
tionary probably constitute the 
two books which are used most 
frequently. These two books, I 
am told by scholars in the field, 
do not yield anything like the 
contribution which the average 
individual ought to receive from 
each. These two books, like 
many others, should contribute 
in a larger manner to one's hv- 
ing and learning. 

In my classes in general psy- 
chology, it was customary for 
the students to read and report 
on the psychological novels which 
were written each year. In this 
way. many students were intro- 
duced to an area of literature 
which had special values for 
them personally. In a similar 
manner, every field of study ia 
college is related to a body of 
literature, current and past, 
found in the libraries and in the 
bookstores. Growth in living and 
learning can be greatly extended 
through the utilization of such 
resources. The college student of 
today is expected to acquire the 
habits, skills, and motivation 
needed to exploit the resources 
that lie in materials whicli have 
been written in the form of 
books, magazines, and papers. 
The reactions of minds with 
various backgrounds will produce 
new thoughts, ideas, and goals 
of achievement. The creativity 
much sought to make our world 
livable, can be expected to arise 
from such a medium of inter- 



Faculty Interviews 

Mr. John B. Clemmons 

Mr. John B. Clemmons, chair- 
man of the Mathematics and 
Physics department at Savan- 
nah State College, returned re- 
cently from two years of study 
as a Ford Fellow at the Univer- 
sity of Southern Calofirnia. 

Mr. Clemmons began his 
studies in Mathematics at the 
U. S. C. in September. 1954, 
While at the U. S. C. he was 
awarded a Fellowship from the 
Ford Foundation Fellowship Or- 
ganization worth S5,000, on April 
1. 1952. The awards granted 
by the F. F. F. O. range from 
S4,500-$8.000 per year in value. 
These awards are granted on 
evidence of scholarship, pre- 
vious training, potentiality or 

promise in a chosen field. Mr 
Clemmons' having been mathe- 

When asked if he liked the 
surrounding at the U. S. C, Mr 
Clemmons said: "Yes, I liked it 
very much books-people. Some 
of my most pleasant experience- 
were meeting people from for- 
eign countries, studying in the 
same area that I was or in dif- 
ferent areas. I could say, meet- 
ing people from foreign coun- 
tries who knew no color line and 
others were gaining the reassui- 
ance to still compete with some 
of the best qualified people." 

"I was accepted as any other 
student in the classroom; found 
seminars quite useful, and led 

((\.nUinie<] ,m Papr .3) 

\ student's time is like that of a race car driver - 
every minute counts. 

November, 1954 


By Elizabeth Jordan 
Lyceum Series Committee 

Congratulations Lyceum Series 
Committee, Your selection of 
performances tiiis quarter has 
been highly praised and favor- 
ably accepted by the student 
body. A superb performance from 
each was inevitable. 

The following artists were 
presented in November: "The 
Massie Patterson Carib Singers, 

Miss Evelyn Grant, a member of 
Savannah State College faculty, 
in a piano recital. 

The Choral Society 
The Choral Society is now 
now making special plans for 
their Christmas Concert to be 
presented December 13. The 
public is cordially invited. 

The Aurora Club 
The Aurora Club sponsored 
their annual Aprons Dance on 
Novmber 5 in the College Center. 
It was truly a gala affair as guest 
promenaded the halls with the 
sorors of Sigma Gamma Rho 
and many other guests, A good 
time was had by all. 

Engagement Announced 
Mr. and Mrs. Leroy James, Sr., 
of Columbus. Georgia, proudly 
announce the engagement of 
their daughter, Edith Patricia, 
to Mr. Johnny McCray. Jr.. son 
of Mr. and Mrs, Johnny McGray. 
Sr., also of Columbus. Miss 
James is a spohomore here at 
Savannah State College, major- 
ing in English. Mr. McCray is 
now serving in the United States 
Air Force. 

Organization Highlights 


Future Teachers of America 

The members of the Future 

Teachers of America said that 
tliey will make the school year 
1*154-55 a most prosperous one. 

The membership has increased 
tremendously and is still in- 

The following officers were 
elected: Gloria Spaulding, presi- 
d'.-nt; Ellen Manning, vice-presi- 
dent; Juliette Johnson, record- 
ing secretary: Albertha Roberts, 
corresponding secretary; Gwen- 
dolyn Brown, treasurer; Ella 
B'-unson and Celia Hall, report- 
ers; and for the benefit of new 
students, Mr. John Camper, ad- 

Miss Mary Sullivan, a recent 
graduate of Savannah State, is 
one of the sponsors, 

Willie Pearl Morris was nomi- 
nated "Miss F, T. A.." Jean 
Williams and Carolyn Moore 
were attendants. 

Le Cercie Francais .... 

By Sallie M, Walthour, '55 
"Bienvenue a toute le monde" 
is the cordial greeting extended 
to the many new faces seen at 
tht? premier session of Le Cercie 
Francais. We are proud to note 
the increased interest in the 

We welcome Monsieur Larkins, 
pvofesseur de trois foreign lan- 
guages namely: L'allemand, L'- 
espagnol, and le Francais. Soyez 
le bienvenue M. Larkins, et nous 
esperons that you have a pleas- 
ant school year, 

Le Cerle Francias is advised by 
Mile. Althea V, Morton. 


The "Y" has hopes of holding 
its championship record in bas- 
ketball among the intra-mural 
teams on tlie campus. The coach 
for this year has not been se- 

Many religious activities are 
being planned this year for the 
benefit of the campus family- 
Above all, the members of the 
"Y" pledge to carry out the pri- 
niary purpose of the organiza- 
tion : "To promote Christian 
personality and build a Christian 

Who is it that continuously 
pulls straws over J. T.? Is it you. 
D. S. and M. B.? 

Besides being president of the 
Students' Council, Ryals was a 
n^ember of the Savannah State 
College Choral Society, a mem- 
ber of the student newspaper, 
college organist, as well as hav- 
'ng tlie distinction of being 
sleeted "Man of the Year— 1954", 

Les nouveaux officers elected 
for the 1954-55 school year are: 
la presidente, Mile. Delores Perry; 
la vice presidente, Mille. Sallie 
Walthour; le secretaire. Mile. 
Bernice Sheftall; le secretaire 
assls, MUe. M, Mitchell; le tres- 
orier. Mile, Anna Frazier; les re- 
porters, M. Thomas Evans, et 
Mile, Johnnie Mae Thompson. 

Ouvrez your yeux and stay on 
guard; because Le Cercie Fran- 
cais has beaucoup de choses in 
store pour vous. 

Until the next publication of 
Tiger's Roar .... 

Au Revoir, 


By Mildred A. Graham 
The Business Department an- 
nounced today its recent grad- 
uates who have received posi- 
tions, new machinery in the 
department, and students doing 

Among the recent graduates 
of SSC in the Business Depart- 
ment who received positions are 
Miss E, Franklin, clerk in comp- 
troller's office, Florida A. & M, 
University; Miss Ruth C, Walker, 
secretary to the President of 
Clafhn University; Herman 
Terry, auditor for Atlanta Life 
Insurance Company in Rome. 
Ga,; and Timothy Ryals, ap- 
pointed director of veterans' eye- 
ing classes and instructor at 
Oconee High School, Dublin, 

Robert C, Long, Sr,, associate 
professor of business, also stated 
that, along with the office ma- 
chines already in the depart- 
ment, we have a bookkeeping 
machine and an IBM Card- 
Punching machine, "Soon." he 
said. "All students i business ) 
will be given an opportunity to 
operate these machines". 

Doing intern this quarter on 
the campus are Mildred A, Gra- 
ham. Bookstore, clerk and typist; 
Evelyn Smalls, Public Relations, 
secretary; Benjamin Graham, 
Comptroller's Office, accountant: 
and Ellis Trappio, Building and 
Grounds, clerk and typist. 

The staff members of the busi- 
ness department are: Mr. Ben 
Ingersol, chairman; Miss Alber- 
tha Boston, and Mr. Robert C. 
Long, Sr, 

A statistical survey on the 
way in which students at the 
University of Abo, Finland, 
spend their free time shows that 
18 per cent go to the movies 
twice a week, 44 per cent went 
once a week, while 38 per cent 
went less than once a week. 
Fifty-seven per cent of those 
questioned said that they par- 
ticipate in some kind of sport. 

Queen Is Crowned 

Friday evening, November 12. 
marked the Third Annual Coro- 
nation Activities at Savannah 
State College. 

Queen Delores Perry was 
crowned by Curtis V. Cooper, 
president of the Student Coun- 
cil, in the presence of her ladies- 
in-waiting, members of the stu- 
dent body, faculty, and visitors 

Queen Delores. dressed in her 
official robe of state, was es- 
corted by Cooper. Her attend- 
ants. Misses Elizabeth Jordon, 
and Frances Baker, were es- 
corted by Oliver Swaby and 
James O'Neal. 

Miss Senior and her escort led 
the procession, then followed the 
queens of the other classes and 
campus organizations, setting 
th scene for her royal "High- 

On receiving the crown. Queen 
Delores stated, "I will always 
do those things that are indica- 
tive of a good queen and I will 
always represent you in a man- 
ner which will not embarrass 

To show her appreciation. Miss 
Perry played "Norwood Con- 
certo" by Greig. 

Powell Laboratory 
School News 

Powell Laboratory School par- 
ticipated in three main activities 
during November, They were 
American Education Week, Sa- 
vannah State College's Home- 
coming, and Book Week. 

The First Grade presented an 
assembly program in the cele- 
bration of American Education 
Week, Dr. Calvin Kiah, head of 
Che Division of Education, Sa- 
vannah State College, was guest 

Powell Laboratory School was 
awarded first prize for having 
the best decorated building dur- 
ing th homecoming activities. 

With the theme "Let's Read," 
Powell Laboratory School pre- 
sented a colorful Book Week As- 
sembly Program which included 
a play titled "The Book Review," 
starring Arthur Curthright, Jr. 

Why Brides Wear White 

Tony Bracato writes in the 
Spectrum, University of Buffalo 
publication: They say a bride 
wears white because it's the most 
joyful day of her life. Wonder 
why the groom wears black? 
. . Had to go up to the Busar's 
office the other day. Rather 
enjoyed the trip — if only to be 
near my money . . , Remember, 
the best eraser is a good night's 

New Use For Beanies 

While street and torch dances 
are banned because of the dan- 
ger and destruction their in- 
volve, the freshman council at 
Brigham Young University has 
found a new use for the fresh- 
man beanies. Freshmen will 
turi in their blue and white 
chapeaux to be used as decora- 
tions for the homecoming float. 

Miss Savannah Stale College, 1954-55, Miss Delores Perry 

Freshman And 
Women Meet 

On November 16, a meeting of 
the freshmen and sophomore 
women was held in Meldrim Au- 
ditorium with the Dean of Wom- 
en in charge. The discussion, 
led by the freshmen, was "Col- 
lege Women".s Clothing." 

Several phases of female dress 
were discussed by different in- 
dividuals. Miss Shirley Thomas 
discussed Sport Clothing; Miss 
Alice Bevens, School Clothing; 
Miss Theda Rooks, Dressy Cloth- 
ing; and Miss Barbara Flipper, 
Formal and Informal Clothing, 

Three persons presented a dis- 
cussion on the "Whys" and 
"Hows" of dressing to one's best 

Students Get Break 

Found— one series of Univer- 
sity regulations designed to give 
the student the break. At least, 
that's what it says In the list of 
this year by the University of 
class scheduling policies adopted 
Wyoming faculty. In an effort 
to keep confusion to a minimum, 
a University Scheduling Commit- 
tee studied past class scheduling 
practices and came up with a 
number of suggestions, Jater 
adopted by faculty vote. 

One of the gutlding principles 
is that "courses shall be sched- 
uled at hours beneficial to all In 
the following priority: "To create 
a workable profgram for the stu- 
dent," heads the list. Second 
on the priority list is the Uni- 
versity, then the individual de- 
partment, and finally, the in- 




Delta Sigma Theta Sorority 

Delta Nu Chapter of Delta 
Sigma Theta Sorority selected 
Miss Leona Bolden as "Miss 
Delta" for the homecoming ac- 
tivities. Her attendants were 
Misses Ernestine Moon and Julia 

The following persons were se- 
lected to lead the sorority this 
year : Ella Fortson, president; 
Mercedes Mitchell, dean of 
pledges and vice president; Josie 
Troutman, corresponding secre- 
tary; Gloria Spaulding, finan- 
ciay secretary. 

Read the Tiger's Roar for fu- 
ture Delta news, 

Julia Hendrix, reporter. 

Achievement Week Program. 
The program was held at St. 

Matthew's Episcopal Church in 
Savannah. Grand Basileus John 
Potts was the speaker for this 

The Q's are making prepara- 
tions for their annual "waist- 
line" dance which will take 
place in the very near future. 

The brothers extend to their 
sisters, the Deltas, a hearty con- 
gratulation for winning first 
place in the homecoming parade 
in the car division. 

Clarence L. Lofton, Reporter. 

The last annual report of the 
Munich Student Aid shows that 
almost one quarter of the Mu- 
nich students do not even come 
close to having th minimum for 
living expenses, 169 marks 
I about $40), not including uni- 
versity expenses. This group 
averaged about 100 marks ($24) 
ner month. 

iCoritinueil ironi Page 2) 
in the discussion of some semi- 
nars. Having the opportunity to 
teach iwo classes while working, 
was one of my most pleasant ex- 
periences as a student," Mr. 
Clemmons said. 

When asked if he planned to 
enter the U. S. C. again in the 
future, Mr. Clemmons said, "Yes, 
I plan to complete my work," 

Alpha Kappa Mu Honor Society 

To Hold General Convention 
at SSC. 

Alpha Nu Chapter of Alpha 
Kappa Mu Honor Society will be 
host to the General Convention 
of Alpha Kappa Mu Honor So- 
ciety in March, 

Plans are being made to make 
this the most enjoyable conven- 
tion in the convention's history, 

Barbzara Brunson is president 
of the local chapter and Dr. E. 
K, WilUams is adviser. 

The Alphas Speak 

The brothers of Delta Eta 
Chapter of Alpha Pi Alpha Fra- 
ternity are planning a year of 
events centered around the in- 
terest of the students. 

The brothers are looking for- 
ward to the annual "Education 
for Citizenship Week" and for 
Founder's Day," 

Best wishes for the Thanks- 
giving season. 

Omega Psi Phi Fraternity 

The brothers of Alpha Gamma 
Chapter of Psi Phi Fraternity 
were guests to Mu Phi Chapter's 


Specializes in 

Sandwiches - Beverages 

Ice Cream 

Milk Shakes 

For Recreation 

The College Center 

h Open From 7:00 a.m. 

'lii 8:00 p.m. 


Page 4 


November, 1954- 


By J:imes O'Neil 
The Tigers' homecoming was 
spoiled by Alabama State, 39-0. 
Before a homecoming crowd 
of approximately 3.000 fans at 
Savannah State College Athletic 
Field, the Alabama State Hor- 
nets of Montgomery. Alabama, 
downed the Savannah State Tig- 
ers by a score of 39-0. The visi- 
tors took a commanding lead of 
19-0 by half time and scored 20 
more points in the last half to 
take the victory back to Mont- 

After receiving the kick off, 
the Alabama State Hornets mov- 
ed the ball down to Savannah's 
4 yard line in 5 plays, only to 
have the ball taken by the Tigers 
on downs. After failing to move 
the ball, the Tigers kicked out 
to their own 35 yard line. On 
the first play, William Stokes, 
Alabama State star quarterback, 
passed to halfback Otis Leftwich 
for their touchdown. The try 
for the extra failed as Stokes 
tried going through the center 
of the line. 

After the second quarter, the 
Hornets began to take to the air, 
wnich proved to be too much for 
the Tigers. Tlie outstanding 
players for Savannah were 
James Willis, E, Z. McDaniel 
and Robert Dulaney. Alabama 
State was led by William Stokes, 
Jappie Carnegie and William 

Line score: 

Ala State 6 13 6 14 

Savannah State 

man handed Savannah their 
second worst defeat of the sea- 
son as McArthur, Bethume's star 
quarterback, passed for touch- 
downs and set up the score with 
other passes. Aftr reeceiving 
the kickoff. the Wildcats march- 
ed to the Tigers' 54 yard line In 
five plays. Unable to gain more 
yards on the ground, quarterback 
McArthur took to the air and hit 
Sanders with a 35 yard pass. On 
the next play, halfback Shields 
ran the remaining 10 yards for 
their fnst touchdown. 

The Tigers scored their only 
touchdown in the fourth period 
when lialfback Robert Butler 
went back in punt formation and 
passed to end L. J. McDaniel 
for 60 yards. On the next play 
Butler went II yards off guard 
for 6 points. This was the first 
time the Tigers scored on Be"- 
thume since the days of Savan- 
nah State's All-American Rob' rt 

McArthur, Shields, Robinson. 
Rainey and Sanders were the 
outstanding players for Bethune 
Cookman. Tr.:- Tigers were led 
by Butler. Turner, Burns, Ashe 
and Willis. 

Line score: 
B. C. 20 13 13 7 

S. C 

Tennis Court 

By Rosa I\I. Stubbs '56 
A new tennis court has been 
added to the athletic division of 
Savannah State College. The 
court was opened in June. 1954. 
It is fully equipped, having lava- 
tories and water for convenience. 
It is equipped with a fence^ hard 
surfaces, and back stones, which 
amount to a total of $3,000. 

The court may be used by the 
faculty, student body, and visi- 
tors. Passes for the use of the 
court may be secured from the 
office of the director of athletics. 
The tennis court is located op- 
posite the athletic field. 

Theodore N. Collins, Jr. Named Rep. 
For American Tobacco Company 

tConliniietl from Page 1) 

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, 
third place. 

Bands— Alfred E. Beach, first 
place; William James Hieh, sec- 
ond place; Woodville High, third 

According to President Payne. 
the parade has been highly com- 
plimented by public officials, 
students, guests and other spec- 

Six UCLA coeds are on a daily 
diet of one muffin, capsules of 
minerals, vitamins and amino 
acids, butterscotch pudding and 
a handful of gumdrops now and 
tlien washed down by a bottle 
of soda water. 

Theodore N. Collins, Jr., has 
been selected by the Student 
Marketing Institute of New York 
to be The American Tobacco 
Company Campus Representa- 
tive on the Savannah State Col- 
lege campus. As Campus Repre- 
sentative he will be presenting 
members of the student body 
with sample packs of LUCKY 
rettes througliout the year to ac- 
quaint them with the qualities 
of these products of The Ameri- 
can Tobacco Company. America's 
leading manufacturer of ciga- 

The representative will be glad 
to cooperate with campus organ- 
izations in planning college 
floats, decorations, dances, par- 
ties, smokers, carnivals booths, 
etc. He will also cooperate with 
local campus stores to increase 
their cigarette sales. The cur- 
rent campaign, one of the most 
intensive conducted in the col- 
lege field, is aimed at maintain- 
ing LUCKIES' status as the most 
popular "regular" size cigarette 
in the nation's colleges and 
PALL MALL'S place as the lead- 
ing "king" size, as established 
by 34,440 actual student inter- 
views with smokers in collp::es 
from coast to coast conducted in 
May 1954. 

The Campus Representative 
will be participating in a pro- 

fessional, national campaign 
based on the ■earn-while-you- 
learn" principal. He will be paid 
wlxjle h° learns practical busi- 
ness techniques to supplement 
theory studied in the classroom. 
He was chosen after a careful 
screening process by an SMI Re- 
gional Supervisor and the SMI 
Faculty Supervisor. In addition 
to gaining valuable experience, 
the Campus Representative will 
receive a "Certificate of Com- 
mendation" describing his work 
for The American Tobacco Com- 
pany, This certificate, whicli i- 
proof of marketing experiencf 
has helped many former SM ■ 
Representatives secure excellent 
positions in the business world 

It's all in the interest o! 

science. Dr. Marian E, Ewen- 
said, of the UCLA department, 
of home economics, says. Tho 
pro,iect may determine require- 
ments of the body for the ap- 
proximately 20 amico acids, th/ 
basic "building blocks" which 
make up protein necessary for 

She said six girls who lived o: 
a similar diet last semester nei 
ther lost nor gained weigh; 
Their energy level remaine 
high and they had no difficult . 
keeping up with their busy col- 
lege schedule. 

Tigers Defeated By 

Rams, la-b 

The Albany State Rams han- 
ded Savannah State their fifth 
loss of the season as the Tigers 
were defeated 15-6 at Albany, 
Ga. Savannah State threatened 
to score in the first two minutes 
of the game when halfback Rob- 
ert Butler ran 58 yards to the 
Rams' 30 yard line, only to have 
the play called back when an off 
side penalty was called against 
the Tigers. The first half ended 
with neither team being able to 
score. With neither team being 
able to score on the ground, both 
teams took to the air in the last 
half with Albany State drawing 
the first blood when halfback 
Robret Nelson passed 34 yards to 
end, Morris Williams for a touch- 
down. Th extra point was good 
and gave the Rams a 7-0 third 
quarter lead. The Rams scored 
a safety on the Tigers when Rob- 
ert Butler's kick was blocked in 
the end zone. The Rams scored 
their last touchdown when Nel- 
son passed to Glenn for a 30- 
yard touchdown. The try for 
the extra point was blocked. 
With only six minutes left in the 
game. The Savannah State Ti- 
gers began to use their passing 
combination from Butler to Col- 
lier which proved to be the Tig- 
ers' number one offense weapon. 
After the Tigers took over the 
ball on their 15 yard line. But- 
ler passed to Ford for 15 yards. 
On the next play, again it was 
Butler who passed to Collier for 
a touchdown, the play covering 
60 yards. Th try for the extra 
point was blocked. The out- 
standing players for Savannah 
were Butler, McDaniel, Joseph 
Collier and Coxum. Albany was 
led by Robert Nelson, Morris 
Williams and Johnnie Glenn. 


Tigers 6, Wildcats 53 

The colorful Bethune Cookman 
Wildcats, in a fearsome display 
of passing, scored the first four 
times they had the ball and 
crushed the helpless, but improv- 
ing Tigers by a score of 53 to 6. 
Bethume won over Savannah 
98-0 last year. 

Piling up tremendous yardage 
through the air, Bethune Cook- 

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December. 1954 

Home Economics Bazaar Rated 
Greater Than Ever 

The division of Home Economics liad its annual Bazaar Friday, 
December 10, at the recently renovated Hammond Hall from five 
to ten p. m. 

From the clothing area were made and displayed a variety of 
beautiful aprons for all members of the family, shoe bags, Kleenex 
box covers with sorority insignias, cake aprons, collars, childrens' 
bath robes, toys, guest towels, bridge sets and luncheon sets. 

Book Week Observed 
By Nancy Smith 

In keeping with the observ- 
ance of Book Week, members of 
the student body presented an 
appropriate program of "book 
talks." Each student gave a brief 
discussion of two books. 

Miss Barbara Brunson gave 
the significance of Book Week. 
George Johnson discused Not As 
a Stranger and Love Is Eternal; 
Mrs. Gwendolyn S. Brown dis- 
cussed, Yountrblood and Mary 
Anne; Red Carpet For Mamie 
and I'll Cry Tomorrow were dis- 
cussed by George Williams. 

Immediately following the 
program everjone attended open 
house at the library. 

The food classes made, for sale, 
delicious layer cakes, hot rolls. 
pies. Barbecue, fried fish, cof- 
fee, hot dogs, fried chicken, and 
potato salad were deliciously 
cooked for immediate consump- 
tion — and was it good! 

There were games and dancing 
for the enjoyment of everyone. 
The proceeds from the sales are 
to go into the club treasury for 
a mural, depicting the history of 
Home Economics, for the lobby 
of the Home Economics Building 
and to send a student represen- 
tative to the meeting of the 
American Home Economics As- 

Choir Presents 
Christmas Concert 

By Willie L. Hopkins 
Savannah State College Choral 
Society presented its Annual 
Christmas Concert on Sunday 
evening December 12, in Mel- 
drim Auditorium to a large and 
appreciative audience. Soloists 
featured in the concert were: 
Miss Juanita Gilbert, soprano of 
Savannah; Miss Elizabeth Jor- 
dan, soprano of Barnesville; Miss 
Gloria Wynn. contralto of For- 
syth; Miss Lula Hadley, soprano 
of Thomasville; and Mr. Joseph 
Brown, tenor of Columbus. 

The program included music 
of England. France, Germany 

and the United States. Some of 
the selections by the Society in- 
cluded "The Angels and Shep- 
herds." "Lo, How A Rose E'er 
Blooming," •'Bethelehem Lul- 

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Dates Set For Annual 
Campus Leadership Institute 

The dates for the Annual 
Leadership Institute for the cur- 
rent school year are January 16- 
21, 1955. The Institute, which Is 
under the auspices of the Per- 
sonnel Department, is being con- 
ducted by the following com- 
mittee: Mr. George B. Williams 
and Miss Madeline Harrison, co- 
chairmen. Miss Johnnie M, Wil- 
liams. Miss Carolyn Patterson. 
Miss Louella Johnson, Mr. Prince 
Wynn, Mr. Eugene Isaac. Mr. 
W. J. Holloway. 

The chief emphasis of the In- 
stitute is to assist in the im- 
provement of our student leaders 
of campus organizations. If this 
goal is achieved, then our fu- 
ture community leaders should 
be better prepared to take their 
places in all phases of civic life. 
In its attempt to reach this goal, 
the Institute emphases, the se- 

lection of leaders, the responsi- 
bilities of leaders and those who 
follow, the proper use of parlia- 
mentary procedure. 

The Institute hopes to reach 
all students through its assemb- 
ly program. In the smaller 
clinics on parliamentary proce- 
dure it will work with all officers 
of all student organizations, and 
their advisors. Through the 
freshman and sophomore orien- 
tation classes It hopes to discuss 
as many phases of leadership 
as the students think necessary. 


and a 


From the Staff 

Greetings from the Student Council Box 

By Curtis V. Cooper 

We are rapidly approaching the yuletide season when all of us 
will pause from our daily chores to pay tribute to the miracle of 

Christmas is a time for joy, it is a time when all of our burdens 
should be Hfted. Our hearts should be filled with the spirit of giving. 
and a new look toward our tasks should be assumed. 

America Is a wonderful place, and we hope that, in spite of the 
opposing forces of the worlld. we will be able to keep it that way. 
This is a land of freedom, of good will, of future, and of inspiration 
for the oppressed. In this land we know and observe the true mes- 
sage of that most wonderful star that shined in the east, signifying 
that God the creator of all had given men a savior who would 
reign as King of Kings, and Lord of Lords forever. 

Let us join hands with the people of this country, and the peo- 
ples of the world in paying respect to the greatest gift in the history 
of the world. 

Let us this Christmas season make noble and liberal contribu- 
tions to CARE, to the United Community Fund, to the Cancer Fund. 
to the Tuberculosis campaign, to our churches, to the YMCA, and 
YWCA, and to those persons in our communities and those abroad. 
Who are in need of our aid. We urge both students and faculty 
members to accept this challenge. And, with this challenge, we hope 
you will remember the savior's message that It Is better to give than 
to receive. 

We certainly hope that this Christmas will be one of the mer- 
riest you have ever known. And when you return In '55, may your 
new year be filled with happiness and achievement here at the 


were initiated into the Beta Kappa Chi National Honorary Society at the December Honor's Day pro- 
gram in Meldrim Auditorium. The students majoring in mathematics were: Misses Barbara Brun- 
son, Julia Hendrix, Francine Ivery, Annie Mae White, and Messers William Weston and Cecilio Williams. 
Biology majors: Miss Mercedes Mitchell and Mr. Thomas Evans; General Science Majors: Miss Geor- 
gia Huling and Mr. George Johnson; Chemistry major; Mr. Daniel Pelote. 

Reading from left to right above: (Standing) T. C. Meyers, Dean of Faculty, Mercedes Mitchell. 
Francine Ivery, Barbara Brunson, Dr. B. T. Griffith, head of department of biology. Dr. G. W. Hunter 
of South Carolina College, speaker. Dr. W. K. Payne, president. Georgia Huling. Annie Mae White, Julia 
Hendrix, J. B. Clemmons, head of department of mathematics, and C. V. Clay, head of department of 

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Williams. Dorothy Moore. Mildred Graham. Veronica Waldan. 


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Christmas, A Triangle 

As we think in terms of ob- 
serving Christmas, suppose we 
think of the observance from a 
three-fold point of view or from 
a triangular point of view. 
Three-fold, because there are 
three main elements with vary- 
ing degrees of importance. 

The first element is sacred- 
ness. Sacred, because it is the 
birthday of our supreme being, 
Jesus Christ, The second ele- 
ment is thankfulness. Be ye 
thankful unto God for having 
bestowed his love, mercy, and 
kindness upon us and who gave 
us life itself. The third ele- 
ment is giving. There is an art 
in giving. Give not with the 
expectation of receiving, but 
give because there is an inner 
motive which urges you to do so 
with a warm spirit and a willing 
mind. Give because there is a 
definite need to do so. Put sun- 
shine in someone's life by giv- 

ing to those who are in need, 
those who are unfortunate, those 
who can be made happy because 
of a simple, yet meaningful gift. 
There you have the triangle. 
It is a triangle because it has 
three sides, two of which are 
of equal importance. The first 
element represents the base of 
the triangle. The base because 
without the birth of Christ there 
would be no life. It is the part 
by which all other phases of life 
must pass. The latter two ele- 
ments represent the two sides 
of the triangle, which are of 
equal importance. 

So when we are about to ob- 
serve or celebrate Christmas, let 
us think of the triangle — the 
three major elements: sacred- 
ness. thankfulness, and giving. 
These things mean Christmas. 
Will you celebrate Christmas in 
the right way? 

The Christmas Story: 
Giving and Receiving 

By Rosa M. Stubbs '56 
Christmas is part of a family 
affair. Dad sometimes thinks he 
is playing Santa for the entire 
town when holiday bills start 
flowing in. Mother feels like 
taking to her bed for a long, 
long rest after days of baking, 
cleaning, decking the halls with 
holiday decoration, and oversee- 
ing the hundred and one things 
that are a part of the family's 
Christmas spirit. 

The kiddies are wrapped up 
in giving and receiving gifts at 
Christmas time and in looking 
forward to Saint Nicholas' ar- 
rival on Christmas Eve night. 
But first of all we should know 
how the custom of giving gifts 
at Christmas time came into 
existence. According to one 
legend there were three sisters 
living on the outskirts of Myra 
who wanted to get married. They 
had their future husbands se- 
lected and were all ready to "pop 
the question." No doubt they had 

the perfect spot picked to build 
a new home. But according to 
the custom of that day, a wom- 
an was expected to present her 
suitor with a dowry, which con- 
sisted of money or property, be- 
fore he would take her for his 

But the sisters were poor and 
could not offer a dowry. The 
good Saint Nicholas heard of 
their situation and came to their 
rescue. One dark night while 
the sisters lay sleeping and 
dreaming empty dreams, Saint 
Nicholas passed by their home 
and left a bundle on the door- 
step, containing a respectable 
dowry for each of the three 
young ladies. The girls were 
married and lived the tradition- 
al happy life thereafter. 

From this legend came the 
custom of giving gifts at Christ- 
mas time, making Saint Nich- 
olas one of the best loved sym- 
bols of the season. 

Hints to Gift-Givers 

By Pauline Silas 
Gee, girls and boys. Christmas 
is almost around the corner and 
I am sure you are wondering 
what kind of gift you are go- 
ing to give that "dear" of yours. 
Well, here are a few helpful 
hints of do's and don'ts. 

Traditionally, expensive gifts 
are improper between girls and 
boys as are items of apparel 
like underwear, dresses, and 
blouses which are Just too per- 

sonal. Among gifts that may be 
exchanged are: books, inexpen- 
sive jewelry, pens, statjonery. 
and items relating to hobbies, 
car gadgets, and the like. Flow- 
ers and candy are standard 
items for boys to give girls. 
Candy is also a good gift for 
girls to give boys. 

A picture of yourself for your 
best "bear", this is the nicest 
present of all. However, guard 
against scrawling extravagantly 

A Look Into 
The News 

By Tom Evans 

Will a Democratic Congress 
block the Eisenhower program? 
How far will it go along with the 
President on vital problems 
which it must consider in the 
coming session? These are some 
of the questions that are fore- 
most in the minds of the Ameri- 
can people. 

The Democratic senator from 
Texas, Mr. Lyndon Johnson, who 
will be the Senate Majority 
Leader in the next session of 
the Senate, outlines the prospect 
as he sees it. 

What will th Democrats do 
about the McCarthy censure if 
no vote is reached this year? We 
will face up to the issue. We 
arc ready to vote now, we have 
been ready to vote for quite 
sometime. If an issue should be 
faced at this Congress and cir- 
cumstances prevent it from be- 
ing faced, we will certainly live 
up to our responsibilities and 
face it when we take over. 

What will the 1955 Democratic 
Legislative program be? We will 
proceed as rapidly as possible to 
build up the nation's defense; 
to assure our farmers a fairer 
share of the nation's income, 
to break the bottleneck of for- 
eign trade, to broaden the credit 
base and put an end to the evil 
effects of the hard-money policy. 

To what extent do you expect 
to cooperate with President 
Eisenhower? Naturally, we don't 
yet know what will be in -the-- 
program which he will present 
to the next Congress. The only 
thing that can be said now is 
that we Democrats will cooperate 
on any measure which our inner 
conscience tells us will advance 
the best interests of the coun- 
try. But in any event, there will 
be no personal attacks upon the 
integrity of the President or 
upon his intentions. 

Where will you not go along 
with the President? At the mo- 
ment, the most important issue 
in disagreement is the Dixon- 

worded sentiments on it. His 
mom will read it you know, not 
to mention every one of his pals. 
Don't give out photographs 
promiscuously. Any boy but 
your true love will be embar- 
rassed to receive such a gift. Of 
course, that kind of gift loses 
its meaning if passed wholesale. 
When to give gifts : Christ- 
mas and birthdays are tradition- 
al gift-giving times, but there 
are other times when you might 
give a little gift. 

Gifts between girls should be 
in good taste too. While good 
friends may give each other 
practically anything from night- 
ies to nail polish — the gifts 
should not be too expensive. 
Family gifts should show a bit 
of ingenuity as well as generos- 
ity. Be as observant as you can 
and give accordingly: a set of 
miniature lipstick to the young- 
er sister who is experimenting 
with makeup; a scarf for moth- 
er that exactly matches her 
eyes; a good brace and bit for 
a handyman dad. 

When you are given a present. 
open it at once so that the giver 
can see your pleased expression. 
Thank the giver warmly and 
sincerely, but be careful not to 
carry on so about it that you 
are obviously feigning delight. 
When a gift arrives from an ab- 
sent friend, don't ever hesitate 
to dash off a thank-you letter 
within a day or two. 

In good solid friendships, 
friends do not worry about 
whether "her present to me was 
as expensive as the one I gave 
her," or "I gave her a Christ- 
mas present, and she didn't give 
me one." Good friends give a 
little or a lot when the spirit 
moves them; for they know that 
it is the spirit behind any gift 
that counts. 

Christmas Is Alway 

As the Christmas season draws 
near, one should see it as an en- 
tirely new experience. The con- 
cept of Christmas is expected 
to show growth and maturity. 
The enjoyment of it must be 
related to experiences through 
which one has passed during the 
year and the years before. Each 
year provides an additional sup- 
ply of ideas, memories, and 
understandings. It is safe to say 
that the richer the experiences 
which one has had the deeper 
and more meaningful will be 
the Christmas joys. 

It is necessary to prepare for 
Christmas as one would prepare 
for any other special occasion. 
There is no inference that one 
should prepare to have the most 
joyous and the happiest Christ- 
mas. Happiness and joy do not 
come to those who seek them as 
goals or ends in themselves. 
These are to be found when one 
lives properly and succeeds in 
providing for the increased com- 
fort, happiness, and joy of oth- 
ers. This activity is less related 
to financial expenditure than 
to the expression of interest, 
care, and love. Christmas is a 
time wlien individuals forget 
themselves and think of their 
fellowmen. The activities asso- 
ciated with the observance of 
Christmas are varied, rapid, and 
emotionally charged. While to 
many they may seem extraneous 

and nonrelated. these activities 
provide the conditions for thr 
atmosphere which makes th( 
Christmas Spirit contagious. Ii 
is perhaps the most importam 
season of the year for the pro- 
motion of thinking in terms of 
the welfare of mankind. Per- 
haps at no other season of the 
year do individuals wish to havr- 
hearts larger and greater mean^. 
for expression of good will than 
at Christmas time. 

The college students in tht 
year 1954 will find many op- 
portunities to express t h e i i 
growth in the concept of Christ- 
mas. The books which they will 
read during the holiday season 
the friendships that will be re- 
newed and acquaintances that 
will be formed provide a vaca- 
tion from the routine of study 
This change from the regula: 
program must, however, be in- 
fluenced by the daily life of th-. 
student just as it is with an in- 
dividual in any other vocation 
Those who grow from year to 
year never construct for them- 
selves two Christmases which 
are alike. Whatever status on^ 
may occupy today, he has some- 
thing which others would en- 
joy having him share. In thi. 
process of sharing and givini- 
one experiences the new Christ- 
mas each year. 

W. K. Payne. 


Yates contract. We also dis- 
agree strongly with the Secre- 
tary of Agriculture on the farm 
program. Other disagreements 
will probably develop. But we 
do not think it is the role of 
a responsible party to create di- 
visions solely for the sake of 
advantage in a coming elec- 

Just how much consultation 
do the Democrats expect on 
domestic policy? We are not 
looking for bipartisanship on 
any domestic policy. There Is 
no reason for advance consulta- 
tion or advance cooperation be- 
tween two political parties on 
such issues. If we believe that 
the President's policies advance 
the interests of the country, we 
will advance them regardless of 
their origin or their party affili- 

How much do you expect on 
foreign policy? Bipartisanship 
is entirely the prerogative of the 
President. If he decides there 
should be no bipartisanship, we 
will not criticize ahim for that 
decision, even though we may 
criticize his specific decisions in 
the field of foreign policy. Bi- 
partisanship in foreign policy is 
of no advantage to the opposi- 
tion party. It is a burden. If 
the President decides to run the 

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Library's Christmas 
Check List 

(Borrow a Book for the 

There is no best way of choos- 
ing the right book or the recom- 
mended book for your Christmas 
reading or giving. To help u- 
make this decision we can rely 
on the Reviewers or the "Best 
Seller" lists. Although the liter- 
ary critics and the "Lists" art- 
often at variance, a reader 
should not hesitate to examin- 
and appraise a book that thr 
reading public has purchased 
consistently from week to week. 
often without the critics" ap- 

Norman Vincent Peale's Thi 
Power of Positive Thinking is ;. 
popular and reviewer approved 
book. Starting in October 195- 
this title has continuously been 
on all best seller lists. It is si^;- 
nif leant that this book whicli 
gives men and women a deepei 
understanding of themselves ha^- 
remained so popular. 

The following are among thi 
outstanding books of the year on 
government, politics, history and 
adventure: Adlai E, Stevenson / 
Call to Greatness. All who re 
member the picturesque radi' 
speeches made during his 19^. 
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Make Your Christmas Worthwhile by Making Some Unfortunate 
Child Smile! 

December, 1954 


Page 3 

Organization Highlights 

By Bernice SheftaU 

Greetings to everyone from 
the Newman Club. We are all 
wishing you a Merry Christmas 
and a Happy New Year. 

We have planned a variety of 
activities for the year. There 
has been the combination raffle 
of a clock-radio and a turkey. 
These two items were raffled 
off Thursday December 9. 1954, 
at 12 o'clock in Meldrim Audi- 

The second big activity is the 
Classic New Year's Tramp Dance, 
to be held on January 7. You 
should all look forward to en- 
joying this dance with us. The 
music will be by The Bobbie 
Dilworth Players. The dance is 
going to be great, and you can't 
afford to deny yourselves this 
very rare pleasure. 

Newman Club officers for the 
year of 1954-55 are: president, 
Cecil Williams; vice president, 
Oliver Swaby; recording secre- 
tary. Blanche Flipper; corres- 
ponding secretary. Bernice Shef- 
taU; treasurer. Raymond Givens; 
chaplain. Father J. Harold. The 
advisers are: Mr. T. C. Meyers 
and Mrs. G. Abernathy. 


Initiation services for new 
members of the Future Teachers 
of America was held Sunday eve- 
ning, November 14,. The F.T.A. 
has certain aims which it tries 
to fulfill. 

The organization assists one 
in securing jobs, brings to the 
student motivating power of a 
life-long purpose and a nation- 
wide outlook. It develops ideals 
and powers in the lives of its 
members to enrich the spirit of 
college life, to advance the in- 
terest of college life along with 
the teaching profession in order 
to promote the welfare of chil- 
dren, and to foster the educa- 
tion of all people. 

Officers for the 1954-55 term 
are: Gloria Spaulding, president; 
Ella Manning, vice president; 
Juliette Johnson, secretary; and 
advisor, Mr. John H. Camper. 


Delta Eta Chapter of Alpha 
Phi Alpha Fraternity welcomes 
Brothers Dearing and Wynn in- 
to the world of Alphadom. 

We are extending to all stu- 
dents our sincere wishes for a 
very Merry Christmas and a 
prosperous and happy New Year. 

In the intra-Greek athletic 
competition Delta Eta is boast- 
ing the rank of champion. We 
are ready fellow Greeks, are you? 

Our sixth Annual Education 
for Citizenship Week program 
will be one of the winter quar- 
ter, followed by a radio broad- 
cast on one of the local radio 

We are striving to keep fresh 
the ideals of manly deeds, schol- 
arship and brotherly love among 
all mankind. 


The Alpha Gamma Chapter 
presented its Annual Waist- 
line Dance on December 4, This 
gala affair took place in Wilcox 
Gymnasium and was attended 
by a large crowd of students, 
faculty members, and visitors. 
The Q's were pleased to see the 
joyful expressions on the faces 
of the guests as thy danced 
merrily to the music furnished 
by the Blazers. 

We take pride in extending 
a hearty welcome to the Neophy- 
tes who crossed the sand to the 
"Sacred" shrine of Omega. These 
brothers are: Homer Bryson, a 
senior and George Williams, a 
member of the sophomore class. 

Alpha Gamma joyfully ex- 
tends best wishes for a Merry 
Christmas and a Happy New 
Year to all. 


Religious Emphasis Week, 
which is one of the greatest 
events of the entire school year, 
is to be observed from February 
27 through March 3, 1955. Mr. 
James E. Dearing, a representa- 
tive from the Y.M.C.A.. has been 
elected to succeed Mr. Farris M. 
Hudson as general chairman of 
Religious Emphasis week for this 
school year 1954-55. 

The Y.M.C.A, has begun bas- 
ketball practice under the lead- 
ership of the newly elected stu- 
dent coach, James H. Meeks. 
Coach Meeks greets approxi- 
mately twenty fellows as they 
try out for the team. 

Mr. Samuel Sleigh, secretary of 
the Southern Area Student 
Council Y.M.CA., spent four day.s 
on the Savannah State College 
campus observing and making 
suggestions to the officers of 
the Savannah State College 
Y.M.C.A. in order to help develop 
a more efficient organization. 


The Young Women's Christian 
Association sponsored the cam- 
pus Thanksgiving Communion 
Service with the able assistance 
of our college minister. This 
has come to be an annual ob- 
servance and each year it seems 
that the interest in this service 
increases. In spite of the early 
hour and the low temperature, 
the attendance was very good. 
We hope that we can make the 
service such a stimulating one 
that all students and faculty 
members who remain on the 
campus for the Thanksgiving 
holidays will participate in the 

For our Christmas meeting we 
have planned a worship service 
in keeping with the season and 
the telling of at least one Christ- 
mas stor>. Our special attrac- 
tion at this meeting will be our 
guest, Miss Althea Williams. Miss 
Williams will give instructions 
in the attractive and effective 
wrapping of Christmas gifts. 
Since everyone exchanges gifts 
at Christmas time, we felt that 
all students, both men and wom- 
en, would be interested in learn- 
ing new ways to make these 
gifts attractive. 


By Annetta Gamble 

The members of Alpha Kappa 
Alpha Sorority take great pride 
in welcoming the neophytes into 
their sisterhood. They are: Mary 
Daniels. Hazel Harris, Faye Flip- 
per, Martha Jackson, and Ruby 

The Western Hop that was 
given on November 20, proved 
to be a great success. We ex- 
tend thanks to all of you who 
helped to make it an enjoyable 

As our Christmas project we 
are giving baskets of groceries 
to needy families in Chatliam 
County to help them make their 
Yuletide season an enjoyable 

To you, the students and fac- 
ulty of Savannah State College, 
we wish a very Merry Christmas 
and a Happy New Year. 


In Savannah State College's 
recent homecoming parade, one 
of the finest ever staged, Delta 
Sigma Theta won first place for 
the best decorated car. We ac- 
cepted the honor with much 
pride. We wish to congratulate 
all other winners and the en- 
tire student body for helping 
to make this parade one of the 

There is joy in the hearts of 
six young ladies today as they 
now look back about three weeks 
on the days of probation. They 
stood the test and proved to be 

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cks''^« a^ 6 

wi_.ii.LU ui miynt as they rose 
from pyramids to barbarians, 
then successfully crossed the 
burning sands and marched on 
to Neophytes of Delta Nu. 

Congratulations to Malsenia 
Armstrong, Gwendolyn Brown, 
Juliette Johnson. Sallie Walt- 
hour. Barbara Washington and 
Bettye West for reaching the 
goal. • Delta Nu welcomes you 
mto the great sisterhood. May 
you now join hands with us as 
Delta marches on to greater 

lo all other Neophytes, con- 
gratulations from the Deltas. 

'io our little sisters Dorothy 
Burnett, Dorothy R, Davis, Doro- 
thy Lewis, Edith James, Eliza- 
beth Jordan, Ann Pierce, Hilda 
Shaw, Hazel Woods, and Lillie 
Wright, congratulations and we 
welcome you into the pyramid 
cmb of Delta Nu. 

By Barbara Brunson 

We are very proud to have 
three new Sorors in Rho Beta 
Chapter. They are; Sorors Doro- 
thy Rose Heath, a sophomore 
from Savannah ; Lillie Ruth 
Massey, from Savannah, a senior 
majoring in mathematics; 
Gwendolyn Keith, from Jack- 
sonville. Fla., a junior, majoring 
in Elementary Education. Soror 
Keith is Zeta's Girl of the Year 
for 1954. 

Mildred Gaskin is a new 
pledgee of Zeta Phi Beta Soror- 
ity. Soror Mary Bacon is basi- 
leus; Soror Cylde Fashion, gram- 
mateus; and Soror Barbara 
Brunson. dean of pledgees. 

Soror Clyde Paison attended 
the Southeastern Regional meet- 
ing, November 25-26 at Florida 
A&M University in Tallahassee. 

The members of Rho Beta 
Chapter wish each of you a 
Merry Christmas and a Happy 
New Year. 


The Pyramids of Delta Nu 
Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta 
Sorority, Inc., extend to you a 
"Merry Christmas and a very 
happy and prosperous New 

The Pyramids are: Hazel J. 
Woods, sophomore, English 
major, president; Dorothy Lewis, 
sophomore, mathematics major, 
vice president; Lillie Wright, 
sophomore, general science ma- 
jor, secretary; Edith P. James, 
sophomore, English major, as- 
sistant secretary; Hilda Shaw, 
junior, elementary education 
major, treasurer; Dorothy R. 
Davis, sophomore, elementary 
education major, reporter; Eliza- 
beth Jordan, senior, elementary 
education, major; Dorothy Burn- 
ette. sophomore, elementary 
education major; and Ann 
Pierce, sophomore, English ma- 

The Pyramids have planned 
only one project, a "Miss Pyrmid 
Contest. " All Pyrimids are com- 
peting for the title. Keep in 
touch with the Tiger's Roar for 
the date. 


By Mercedes Mitchell *55 

The swiftly approaching Christ- 
mas season is upon us and It 
finds everyone In a festive mood, 
even the season's colors have the 
tendency to be bright and color- 
ful. The ripe, rich tangerine and 
forest green rate as "Hit Number 
One" in the parade of colors. 

Many parties and dances will 
be given during this joyous sea- 
son but let us take time out 
amidst the hilarious mood of gai- 
ety to realize the true meaning 
of Christmas. The season's win- 
ter white is symbolic of that 
mood — white being pure and sac- 

The regular Christmas colors 
—red and green—still find their 
place in the rainbow of Christ- 
mas fashions. Many party dres- 
ses, made of crisp taffeta, soft 
satin, and dainty marquisette are 
red — the color of the Christmas 

Accessories, as well as the maj- 
or part of the outfit, contain the 
green hue. Should the garment 
be plaid or floral, green finds it- 
self in the design of beauty. Ir- 
redescent, the green serves as a 
base for the lighter colors and 
solid green is lovely, a beautiful 
cool looking fall color. 

The columnist extends to the 
many readers "A Joyous Yule- 
tide Season". See you next year! ! 
— Bye now- 

Classroom Humor 


A cube is a square in three 

Broadmindness is the ability 
to smile when you have learned 
that the ten bucks that you 
loaned your roomate is being 
used by him to take your girl 
to the prom, 

A recession is a period in 
which you tighten up your belt. 

A depression Is a time when 
you have no belt to tighten. 
When you have no trousers to 
hold up that is a panic. 

College is the land of the mid- 
night sun. 

The college English depart- 
ment is a chamber of commas. 

A college senior is a young 
man with a racoon coat and a 
black derby. He likes ties with 
dots, suits with stripes and let- 
ters with checks. He joins a 
fraternity so he doesn't have to 
buy his own clothes. 

A college mixer is a place 
where the coeds without dates 
meet the men without money. 

An acrobat is the only person 
who can pat himself on the back. 

An amateur carpenter Is one 
who resembles lighting. He never 
strikes twice in the same place. 
Yellow Peril is to find a banana 
skin on the front step with your 
I once had a classmate named 

Whose knowledge got lesser and 

It at last grew so small 
He knew nothing at all. 
But now he is a college profes- 

'Conliniied fruin I'agc D 
laby." and selections from Han- 
del's "The Messiah." 

The Female Glee Club rendered 
French and English carols. The 
Male Glee Club sang familiar 
carols such as "O Little Town 
of Bethlehem" and "Good Chris- 
tian Men Rejoice." 

The closing feature -was the 
conductor's a rran g em en t of 
"White Christmas" by the Girls" 
Trio— the Misses Jordan, Had- 
ley and Wynn. . 

Dr. Coleridge A. Braithwaite 
conducted the concert and Miss 
Evelyn V. Grant rendered the 

ChristmasParty Planned 
For The Ladies 

The first activity in the lounge 
of the new men's domltory was 
a Christmas party given in hon- 
or of the girls from Camilla Hu- 
bert Hall on December 15. 

The program presented by the 
men included singing of Christ- 
mas carols. Christmas reading 
selections and games. 

A decorated Christmas tree 
was lighted and the men ex- 
changed gifts among themselves 
and presented each of the ladies 
with a gift. 

Miss Cifors, directress of the 
dormitory, remarked that she 
would always cherish the gift 
she received from the men of the 

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December, 195; 

Sports As I See It 

By James O'Neal 

Although the Savannah State Tigers won only one game 
this season, one can very well see that It was a much improved 
team over last season. The Tigers scored only six points last season 
while their opponents were scoring at will with an amazing total 
of 435 points. This season the Tigers averaged six points per game 
and held their opponents to 260 points. Savannah managed to 
score against all of their opponents except Alabama State College. 

Much of the succes of the team 
can be given to head coach Ross 
Pearley. who took over the team 
at the beginning of the season 
with little chance of scoring and 
no chance of winning. Well done, 
Pearley. Luck to you next sea- 

Four of Savannah State's play- 
ers were named to the All S. E. 
A. C. football teams, On the first 
team were sophomore guard Al- 
bert Strutchins and senior full- 
back Willian Weatherspoon. So- 
phomore halfback Robert Butler 
and senior end James Collier 
were placed on the second team. 

With two All S. E, A. C. players 
returning next year and a mucli 
improved team as a whole, the 
Tigers will be hard to beat. Five 
seniors donned their white and 
orange for the last time as they 
ended their collegiate football 

SSC Defeats Paine 7-0 
In Thanksgiving Classic 

The Savannah State Tigers 
won their first game in two years 
as they edged Paine College of 
Augusta 7 to in the Annual 
Thanksgiving Classic at Savan- 
nah State Athletic Field. 

This was also tlie first victory 
of Coach Ross Pearley at S. S. C, 
who has taken over as head men- 
tor of the Tigers this year. The 
last game the Tigers won was 
against Paine College in 1952 
when they defeated Paine 20-0. 

The first three quarters found 
neither team being able to score 
beceause of the hard bruising 
tackling. Savannah' State threat- 
ened to score early in the second 
quarter when lialfback Robert 
Butler ran 46 yards to Palnes' 28 
yard line. 

After receiving the kickoff in 
the third quarter, the Tigers run- 
ning attack began to click with 
halfbacks Jerry Turner, Robert 
Butler, and William Weather- 
spoon doing the running. These 
three backs moved the ball from 
their own ten-yard line down to 
Paine's 26 yard line. This drive 
was stopped when Paine's half- 
back Charles Mathis Intercepted 
one of quarterback Daniel Burn's 
passes, and ran it back to his own 
47 yard line. On the fourth down 
Paine was forced to kick from 
their own 40 down to Savannah's 
25 yard line. Quarterback Daniel 
Burns returntcd the punt back 
to the mid-field stripe. After two 
running plays which gained no 
yardage, halfback Butler passed 
to fullback Weatherspoon for 25 
yards, and he ran the ball to 
Paine's 11 yard line. Again it was 
Weatherspoon going through to 
the center of the line for 10 yards 
which gave Savannah a first 
down on Paine's 1 yard line. At 
this point Paine put on one of 
the greatest line stands of the 
game when they refused to let 
the Tigers cross over into pay- 
dirt. The third quarter ended 
with Paine taking over on their 
one yard line. 

Taking no chances with the 
ball deep in their territory, Paine 
kicked on the first down, and 
Savannah took over on Paine's 
32 yard line. On the first play, 
halfback Robert Butler shook off 
three would-be Paine tackles, 
and raced 32 yards over Paine's 
goal line standing up for 6 points 
and the only touchdown of the 
game. Quarterback Daniel Burns 
ran off tackle for the extra point. 
The outstanding players for 
Savannah were Jerry Turner, Al- 
bert Schutchlns, Robert Butler. 
Robert Dulaney, William Wether- 
spoon, and James Willis, PaJne 
was led by Calvin Turner, Jesse 
Gray and Charles Mathis. 

careers Thanksgiving Day. The 
seniors are James Ashe. James 
Willis, William Weatherspoon. 
James Collier, and Louis Con- 
yers. Although most of your col- 
legiate football has been with a 
losing team, you have proved 
that you can take It when the 
chips are down. Nice going, fel- 
lows, and luck to you. 

Now that football is a thing of 
the past and the fans are begin- 
ning to get the basketball fever, 
let us take a look at the Tigers' 
basketball team. Last year the 
Tigers were rated among the top 
Negro teams of the Nation, With 
all the same players back plus 
the freshmen and other new- 
comers, they are ejjpected to 
equal or better last year's record. 
Last season tlie Tigers won both 
the S. E, A, C. conference and 
tournament championship. They 
were also invited to the national 
tournament at Nashville, but 
were eliminated by Texas South- 
ern in the first round. The over- 

all record for the season was 23 
victories and 9 defeats. 

This season, the Tigers will 
probably dominate everything in 
their conference. However, the 
team has a heavier conference 
schedule ... so your guess is as 
good as mine. 

Tig^^agers Lose 
Open^to S.C. Bulldogs 

The Savannah State Tigers lost 
their first home game of the sea- 
son as the South Carolina Bull- 
dogs came from behind with on- 
ly seconds to play to edge the 
Tigers 65-62. 

Before the game was a minute 
old. the Tigers jumped out in 
front with a six-point lead but 
found themselves trailing the 
Bulldogs 21-31 at the half. 

Savannah's Cecilio Williams, 
who scored only six points in the 
first half, came back with 26 
points in the last half to give 
Savannah a three point lead 
with two minutes left in the 
game. The "never say die" Bull- 
dogs came back with 6 quiet 
points to win the game 65-62. 

The Tigers will play three more 
games before Christmas: North 
Carolina State Callege at Dur- 
iiam on December 11, Benedict 
on December 14. and Clark Col- 
lege of Atlanta on December 17. 


iContinuf-d from Page 2) 
show on his own book, that is 
entirely his own responsibility. 
our only request is that we be 

consulted in advance In the for- 
mulation of policy. We are not 
asking for jobs or patronage. 
Jobs and patronage are not es- 
sentials to bipartisanship. The 
only true essentials are good 
faith and advance consultation. 
'From an exclusive interview 
with Senate Leader Johnson. 
Taken from Newsweek Maga- 
zine by the author.) 

It is the belief now that a 
meeting of the Big Four before 
the end of 1955 is a definite fact. 
The principals would be Eisen- 
hower, Churchill. Mendes-France 
and Malenkov, 

The object of the meeting 
would be to find a way other 
than perpetual cold warfare, by 
which the Communist East and 
the Demorcratic West can feel 
reasonably secure in inhabiting 
the same globe. 

However, it is the belief of this 
columnist that the pre-condi- 
tions will have an effect upon 
this conference. The Brussels 
and Paris agreements providing 
a free West Germany, must be 
ratified and in effect. The Rus- 
sians must evidence sincerity. 

The above conditions would 
fit the president's now clearly 
drawn foreign policy line, which 
calls for a determined effort to 
keep the peace and to flatly re- 
ject the alternative of an East- 
West atomic war. 

(Continued from Page 2) 

presidential campaign will en- 
joy this equally well written 
book. Richard Wright enters the 
realm of nonflction again with 
his Black Power, an account of 
an American Negro in Africa. 
Another title concerned with the 
same continent is Robert St. 
John's Through Malan's Africa, 
a report of a journalist's revisit 
to South Africa. Henrich Har- 
rer's Seven Year in Tibet and 
John Hunt's The Conquest of 
Everest should provide many 
hours of reading pleasure for the 
fireside traveler. 

Our record would not be com- 
plete without that perennial 
"Best Seller"— the Holy Blbie 
One edition should be amoiiL' 
your Christmas books. You will 
have a wide range of selections, 
from the King James Version- 
written more than three hun- 
dred years ago to the Revised 
Standard Version published in 
its entirety in 1952. 

This year's book that is fo- 
cused on Christ is Daniel-Rops' 
Jesus and His Times which in- 
terprete the events and teacii- 
ings revealed in the Gospels in 
terms of contemporary history 
and customs. Reviewers have 
predicted that it may well be ex- 
pected to duplicate or surpa,^s 
the success of Papinl's Life of 
Christ which was so populur 
more than thirty years ago. 


Richard S. Nelson 
Creighton Univernily 


i'hlll/j Wagh4!?- 
Wcsk-rn IlliiioiH Slate ColUge 


Judy Magaram 


Allan Frfund 
Michigan Normal 


Alfred ./. Farina 
Hunter College 

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January, 1955 


124 Students Make Honor Roll 
Highest Average Attained by 8 

Vol. 8, No. 5 

Eight students earned a 3.00 
average in at least 12 hours dur- 
ing the fall quarter, 1954. An- 
other 138 students averaged 2,00 
or above. The 3.00 is the highest 
possible average a student can 
attain. This is equivalent to a 
straight "A" in all courses. The 
2 00 represents a "B" average. 

Misses Nadine Cooper of Les- 
lie. Ga., Cecila B- Hall, Julia 
Hendrix, Mary Ellen Jones, Doris 
Singleton, Yvonne Williams, all 
of Savannah; and Preston 
Drummer of Statesboro and Wil- 
liam Weston of Savannah were 
the students who earned the 3.00 

The following students aver- 
aged 2.00 or above; 

Adams, Jettie M,, 2,55; Arm- 
strong. Malsenia, 2.66 ; Ashe, 
James, 2,00; Atterbury, Delora, 
2.43; Baker. Frances, 2.74; Bat- 
ti-te. Helen, 2,00; Berry. Mary M,. 
2,110; Bodison, Florence, 2,66; 
B'lles. Rosa Lee, 2.14; Brunson. 
B:.rbara, 2.31; Bryson, Homer, 

Burnette, Dorothy. 2.33; Burns, 
D-iniel, 2,00; Burrows, Rushen, 
2,.i0; Burrows, Queen E., 2.69; 
Burse, Daisy Mae, 2.10; Carter, 
Frances, 2.00; Clayton, Addie C, 
2.l;3; Coade, Sadie lA.. 2.20; Col- 
vin, Janet D-. 2.00; Cooper, Bet- 
sy 2.00; Cooper, James C, 2,00; 
Culbreth, Annie J.. 2.00; Culpep- 
per, Evelyn, 2.00; Curtis. James 
H„ 2,38; Cutter. Jewell A., 2.17; 
D niels. Mary L., 2.88; 

Daniels. Ottlee. 2.00; Davis. 
Durothy Ree. 2.50; Davis. Mamie. 
2.72; Dawkins, Ornabelle, 2.00; 
Demons, Shirley, 2.56; Dodd. Lois 
V 2.00; Evans. Thomas R., 2.00; 
Fi'gan, Marie, 2.00; Flipper, Faye 
M, 2.56; Ford, Gerue. 2.33; Port- 
son, Ella M.. 2.17; Fowler, Beu- 
nice, 2.00; Foxworth. Alberteen, 

Gamble, Annetta, 2,00; Gard- 
111-r. Alexander. 2.69! Gilliard. Al- 
bf-rtha. 2.56; Golden. Gertrude. 
2.LI0; G r e e n, Solomon, 2,00; 
Greene. Earl, 2.40; Hagins. Mary 
L., 2.56; Hall, Sadie R., 2,00; 
Handy. Mary D. 2,18; Hardaway. 
Aim v.. 2.33; Harrington. Ruby. 
2.00; Hayes, Carolyn. 2.00; High- 
tower, Georgia, 2.33; Hill, James 
E., 2.00; Holmes, Geneive, 2.00; 

Houston, Clara V., 2.33; Hous- 
ton, Juanita, 2.00; Hubbard. Ce- 
ol:i E.. 2.00; Hudson, Farris, 2.55; 
Huggins, Annie M., 2.67; Hurey, 
Eugene, 2.35; Isaac. Ardelma, 
2.44; Ivery, Sarah P.. 2.63; Jack- 
son, Marneise. 2.00 ; Jackson, 
Martha D.. 2.38; Jackson. Robert 
^. 2.00; Johnson, Clevon. 2.00; 
Johnson, George. 2,10; Johnson, 
Henry N.. 2.11; Johnson, Juliette, 

Johnson. Thomas C, 2.00; 
Jones, Rebecca, 200; Jordan, 
Elizabeth, 2.00; Kelsey, Mercedes, 
2.33; Lee, Ida Mae. 2.00; Lee. 
Ruth Ann. 2.50; Lewis. Clara G.. 
2.56; Lewis, Dorothy, 2.00; Lof- 
ton. Clarence, 2,00; Luten. Alex- 
ander, 2.28; Matthews. Earl, 2,00; 
Mayo, Willie, 2.00; 

McCall. Walter, 2.75; McGuire. 
Inell, 2-00; McHenry, Cornelia, 
2-00; Mclver. Isiah. 2.94; Meeks, 
James, H., 2.00; Merritt. Patrick, 
2.37; Miller, Barbara. 2.23; Mob- 
ley, Leroy, 2.00; Moon. Ernestine, 
2-25; Moore, Hattie P.. 2.33; Pat- 
iCtinliiiueii OH I'uge 3) 

Open House at 
New Dormitory 

By George Johnson 

The new Men's Dormitory wa.-, 
opened to the faculty and the 
students on Sunday, January 23 

Guides met the guests in th,. 
lobby and took them througli 
the building, showing the vari- 
ous parts and features of the 
building. In several of the rooms 
there were residents to welcome 
the visitors to their respective 

The visitors saw upon entering 
the building, a large lounge 
equipped with modern furniture. 
The directress' apartment con- 
sisted of a sitting room deco- 
rated with the same type furni- 
ture as the main lounge, a bed- 
room, and modern kitchenette. 

Alston Speaks 
in Seminar 

Through the kindness of Mr. 
Robert C, Long. Sr,, of the Busi- 
ness Department, the Leadership 
Institute Committee was able to 
secure the services of Mr. Wen- 
dell P. Alston, Public Relations 
representative of the Standard 
Oil Company. Mr. Alston spoke 
during one of the Social Edu- 
cation hours in the College Cen- 
ter, Wednesday, January 19. He 
spoke on the subject "Leader- 
ship Opportunities in Business." 

Mr. Alston was well equipped 
with a wealth of information 
that was of interest to the stu- 
dents in the business department 
and any others who might not 
intend to teach. He very care- 
fully explained how opportuni- 
ties for Negroes are opening up 
in businesses that formerly em- 
ployed no Negroes. If students 
become aware of these new pos- 
sibilities, they can begin prepar- 
ing themselves for such voca- 

Religious Emphasis 

Week Feb. 27 

By Barbara Brunson 

Flans for Religious Emphasis 
Week, which will be observed 
February 27 - March 3. have been 
made. The speaker chosen for 
the week is Mr. William James 
Simmons of Tennessee State 
College, who will speak from the 
general theme, "An Unchanging 
God in a Changing World." 

The chairmen and workers of 
all sub-committees have met and 
submitted plans to the executive 
committee, A Better-Week Com- 
mittee was named this year to 
make suggestions to improve the 
general program. 

The members of the executive 
committee are James Dearing, 
general chairman ; Barbara 
Brunson, executive secretary; 
Carter Peek, chairman of theme 
committee; and Reverend A, J. 
Hargrett, adviser . 

The committee will appreciate 
the cooperation of the entire 
student body in making this an 
interesting and beneficial week 
for everyone. 

Eighth Annual Leadership 
Institute Held January 16 

The Eighth Annual Leadership Institute began Sunday morn- 
ing, January 16, with the sermon given by Reverend L, S. Stell, 
Pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church, Rev. Stell spoke from the 
subject "In the Name of Sense". He admonished his listeners to 
always make their choices intelligent ones. Never make a de 
cision without carefully weighing 


Miss Mary Herd, M. Ed., has 
been appointed director of the 
reading clinic at Savannah State 
College, it was announced by 
President W. K. Payne. She re- 
places Mrs. Juanita Sellers Stone, 
whose resignation became ef- 
fective at the end of the fall 

Miss Herd holds the A,B. de- 
gree from Knoxville College, and 
the M. Ed. degree from the Uni- 
versity of Southern California, 
where she has continued her 
study toward the doctorate. Prior 
to coming to Savannah State, 
Miss Herd was instructor at the 
Gompers High School. Los An- 
geles. Miss Herd is the editor 
and publisher of Expression, a 
literary magazine issued month- 

all the facts. When one is about 
to take on an obligation, lie 
should first count the cost before 
he unwittingly takes on the re- 
sponsibility. Our leaders will not 
be successful In their respective 
fields unless they assume this 

The music for the church serv- 
ice was rendered by the Girls' 
Glee Club of Cuyler Junior High 
School, under the direction of 
Miss Jane Parker, They sang 
"The Star" by Rogers and Schu- 
bert's "Ave Maria," 

The speaker for the Vesper 
service was the Reverend Percel 
O. Alston, Pastor of the Midway 
Congregational Church and Di- 
rector of the Dorchester Com- 
munity Cooperative. Rev. Alston 
selected as his subject "What 
Time Is It?" He explained that 
he did not mean what hour of 
the day or what day of the week. 
But in a deeper or broader sense 
he wanted to know what time is 
it? There may be some people 
in the world who would say it is 
time to live for the moment only. 
to crowd as mu..h fun as is pos- 
sible into every day. There are 
others who say it is time to make 
money, as only the dollar bill 
has any meaning in our present 
way of life. The speaker was 

Job Placement Clinic Was 
Held By Personnel 

By George Johnson 

The department of student personnel services presented a job 
placement clinic for the students at Savannah State College in 
Meldrim Hall from January 7-13, The activities of the clinic in- 
cluded: a job placement conference for seniors, a display of job 
possibilities, and an address on job opportunities In general as- 

The first session on Saturday morning was open to seniors. 
It included two general sessions and a seminar, featuring three 
groups; business, education, and trades and industries. 

In the first general session a panel discussion, "Competencies 
and Behavior Employees Expect 

of Employees", was presented by 
Mr. Sidney A. Jones, a business 
man of Savannah; Mr. W. W. 
McCune. assistist superintendent 
of public schools and director of 
teacher-employment in Savan- 
nah; Mr W- B. Nelson, director 
of the division of trades and in- 
dustries at the College; and Mrs. 
Sophronia Tompkins, principal 
of Woodville High School in Sa- 
vannah. Dr. C, L, Kiah, chair- 
man of the department of edu- 
cation, served as coordinator. 

In the seminars, the students 
were told of the possible job 
opportunities in their respective 
areas and the methods of secur- 
ing these positions. Dr. C. L. 
Kiah served as chairman of the 
education seminar. Mr, Robert C. 
Long, chairman of the business 
seminar, and Mr. W. B. Nelson, 
chairman of the trades and in- 
dustries seminar. 

After a coffee break, another 
general session was held at 
which time Mrs. Donella Sea- 
brook and Mr. Leonard Law 
served as leaders of a discussion 

on "Interviewing Principals and 
Procedures"; Mr, Robert Long 
and Dr. Thomas Saunders led 
the discussion on "Correct Busi- 
ness Letters." Mr. J. R. Jenkins. 
executive secretary at the West 
Broad Street YMCA. delivered an 
address. "The Individual and the 

On Thursday. January 13. Dr. 
Margurite Adams, counselor and 
professor of psycology at Shaw 
University, spoke on a "New Look 
in Job Opportunities for Negroes 
in America", to the entire stu- 
dent body and members of the 
faculty. She stressed the fact 
that though job opportunities 
have been scarce in the past 
years, today, there is a new look 
in job opportunities regardless 
to one's race, color, or creed. 

Dr. Adams concluded her mes- 
sage by stating that college stu- 
dents should aim at top level 
jobs which require honesty, sin- 
cerity, loyalty, communicative 
ability and a pleasant personal- 
ity. "All of these are undis- 
putable requirements to receive 
a top level job." 

of the opinion that anyone who 
took tills viewpoint lias a very 
limited range of vision. Rather, 
he would think that this is a 
time for service to humanity. 
And tills service presupposes 
adequate preparation. The cry- 
ing need of our age is not the 
need of good doctors, and good 
lawyers, but we need good men 
and good women who will be- 
come good doctors and good law- 

The Savannah State College 
Choral Society, under the direc- 
tion of Dr. Coleridge Bralthwaite, 
sang the very beautiful "God 
Be in My Head", by Orant- 

At the All-College Assemblies 
two panels were presented. Tues- 
day, January 18, Dean W. J. Hol- 
loway co-ordinated the panel; 
"The Advisor and Student Or- 
ganizations. The participants 
were Mrs. Ella W. Fisher, Mrs. 
Louise Owens, Homer Bryson 
and Dr, B, T, Griffith. Thurs- 
day, January 20, Mr. Curtis 
Cooper. President of the Stu- 
dent Council, was co-ordlnator 
for the panel; "Responsibilities 
of Leaders at Savannah State 
College." Mr. Cooper was very 
ably assisted by three members 
of the Council — Miss Nadine 
Cooper, Mr, William Horton, Miss 
Peola Wright and Mr. John 
Clemmons, one of the advisors. 

Better Leadership 

For a Better 
World; Theme 

One of the main highlights of 
the Leadership Institute was the 
repeated emphasis on Parlia- 
mentary Procedure. The Com- 
mittee felt that this information 
is always needed by everyone 
and too much emphasis cannot 
be placed upon It. The Fresh- 
man and Sophomore Orientation 
classes had "guest professors" 
this week. These professors were 
invited to lecture to each class 
for one class period during the 
week. The lecturers were Mr. 
Bertrand, Mr. Black, Mr. Clay, 
Miss Davis, Mr E. J. Dean, Mr. 
W. E. Griffin, Mr. Leftwich, Dean 
Meyers, Mr. Peacock, Dr. E. K. 
Williams and Mr. Robert Long, 

At the social education hour 
Monday afternoon, January 17, 
at 2:30 p.m.. Dr. R, Grann Lloyd 
was guest speaker at the general 
seminar on parliamentary pro- 
cedure. Dr. Lloyd used the very 
effective approach of deailing 
with the many misconceptions 
one may have about parliamen- 
tary procedure. These miscon- 
ceptions were concerned with the 
custom of the Chairman's not 
voting, the usual custom of ac- 
cepting of the treasurer's re- 
port, and the reading of cor- 
respondence, committee reports. 
the withdrawing of a motion, the 
kinds of motions which do not 
require a second. Time was al- 
lowed for a question period and 
the students responded quite 

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January, 1955 


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Now, let us not fool ourselves. 
There is no magic in democracy 
that does away with the need of 
great leadership. Democracy 
must both create and control Its 
own leadership. And it cannot 
afford to neglect either half of 
this responsibility. If a democra- 
cy thinks only of the creation 
of leadership, forgetting its con- 
trol, it may end the vassal of a 
dictator, or a secret oligarchy, 
but If a democracy thinks only 
of the control of leadership, for- 
getting its creation, it will end 
the victim of mediocre leaders 
who are more interested in hold- 
ing a job than in doing a job. 
Democracy is still young and we 
may yet go on the rocks if we 
blunder in this business of creat- 
ing and controlling our leaders. 
When humanity smashed the 
twin traditions of the divinity of 
kings and the docility of sub- 
jects, the whole problem of find- 
ing and following leaders had 
to be worked out on a new basis. 
So far we have not — if we are 
willing to be honest — made a 
brilliant success of our venture. 
We spend half our time crying 
for great leadership, and the 
other half crucifying great lead- 

ers when we are lucky enough 
to find them. The danger of our 
democracy, as I see it, lies in 
bur tendency to select leaders 
who are similar to the rank and 
file of us, whereas the hope of 
democracy seems to me to lie in 
our selecting leaders who are su- 
perior to the rank and file of 
us. This cuts to the heart of the 
whole problem of leadership in 
a democracy. Just what should 
we look for in our leaders? 
Should we hunt for leaders who 
will follow us? . . . Should we 
look for leaders who will always 
think like us or for leaders 
who might be able to think for 
us in a pinch and respecting 
problems of which we did not 
have basic information? 

, . , We dare not ignore the fact 
that no form of government can 
endure that trusts only its medi- 
ocre men in positions of leader- 
ship. The most difficult lesson 
American democracy has to learn 
is this — to learn to tolerate lead- 
ers who are great enough to dif- 
fer from their constituencies 
when necessary. — From an ad- 
dress by the late Dr. Glenn 
Prank. President of the Univer- 
sity of Wisconsin. 

How Large is Our World 

By Rev. Wesley Griffin- 

No one needs to be tied down 
to a little world any more. We 
can get in our car and go some- 
where, get on the train and go 
somewhere, get on a plane and 
go somewhere. When I was in 
the service I spent one Friday 
and Saturday with my wife in 
Savannah, attended a meeting 
in Waycross Sunday morning 
and spent the rest of the evening 
with my mother. I was back in 
Louisiana Monday morning, 
ready for work. One does not 
have to live in a small world; 
with a little planning, we can 
literally fly around the world. 
How large is our world? 

One can always escape a little 
world through the world of mem- 
ory and the world of imagina- 
tion. All at once I am sitting on 
a high hill, an old hill known as 
Gadra — where the Gardarene 
demoniac lived — having a picnic 
lunch on a great, flat rock and 
looking out over the Sea of Gali- 
lee in the distance, the port of 
Tiberius, the ancient site of 
Capernaum, the place which 
Jesus made memorable by his 
visits. I can just as easily in 
a moment take a plane and float 
silently, almost effortlessly, fif- 
teen or twenty thousand feet 

above a cloud-flecked sea and 
watch the sun come and touch 
those clouds with glory. Another 
moment I can be sailing over 
London in a plane and I can pick 
out. although I have never been 
there before. Westminster, St. 
Paul, and the London Bridge 
that came falling down one time. 
I can see it all in a moment of 
time. How large is our world? 

If you cannot go around the 
world yourself, if you cannot 
take a plane and go places, spend 
a dollar or two and go with Bur- 
ton Holmes. He will take you 
anywhere in the world. You do 
not need to live in a little world; 
you can use some of your leisure 
time with books of travel and go 
to the far places of the earth. 
You can enlarge your world al- 
most at will, if you just take the 
lime- Go as far as the library 
and you can expand your world 
almost infinitely. How large is 
your world? 

No, you do not have to live in 
a little world. You can use some 
of your leisure time, and then 
say, "I've made the trip, not by 
plane, but with Theodore Roose- 
velt, up Lost River, to the interi- 

iContiniietl on Page 4j 





The much talked about issue 
concerning the French approval 
of rearming West Germany has 
finally been settled. The credit 
for the success of this very much 
pushed foreign policy of the 
Western powers is due largely to 
the relentless efforts and shrewd 
diplomatic ability of the French 
Premier, Mendes-France. 

It is the opinion of this writer 
that Premier Mendes-France 
should be commended by the 
leaders of the western world. He 
was not only successful in se- 
curing the ratification but has 
kept the present French govern- 
ment from dissolving. There are 
those, however, who say that the 
French had no choice except to 
ratify the Paris agreements, be- 
cause of the pressure exerted 
upon them by the United States 
and the British. This factor must 
have had its effect, but it is the 
belief of this columnist that, if 
France had not wanted to re- 
arm Western Germany, the Paris 
agreements would have received 
the same treatment as did the 
European Defense Community 
Plan of Secretary of State, John 
Foster Dulles. 

The French have had their say 
and now it is up to Germany 
and Italy- With the much liked 
Chancellor Conrad Adneaur, the 
Germans are expected to ratify 
the Paris agreement without too 
much difficulty; however, this 
will not be true with Italy, The 
supporters of this policy in Italy 
do not seem to be sn strong as 
those in Germany, 

The Paris agreement and the 
French ratification of it have led 
to outright accusations by the 
Soviet Union that the Western 
World is seeking domination. 
The Kremlin has gone beyond 
accusations and has begun to 
issue warnings and threats to 
the countries who favor the 
North Atlantic Treaty Organiza- 
tion. It is my belief that these 
warnings and threats are a mat- 
ter of propaganda. 


The 84th Congress has been 
organized, but the familiar faces 
and much heard of names for 
the past two years will not ap- 
pear so frequently, because of 
the past congressional election 
in which the Democrats returned 
to rule once again. 

The Democrats, under the 
leadership of Senator Lyndon 
Johnson in the Senate and 
Speaker Sam Rayburn in the 
House, have pledged to cooperate 
with the administration as much 
as possible. I am of the opinion 
that the President and new con- 
gress will agree on foreign af- 
fairs, but they are likely to clash 
on domestic affairs. 

President Eisenhower, instead 
of delivering the customary State 
of the Union Message, felt that 
he could create a closer tie be- 
tween the executive branch of 
the government and the legisla- 
tive branch by preparing several 
messages instead of compiling all 
of them in a single speech. The 
affairs of the nation have be- 
come so vast that sufficient at- 
tention can not be given to a. 
particular policy in a single 

The President's first message 
concerned the appeal for a 
three-year extension of the re- 
ciprocal trade law with authority 
to cut tariffs up to 15 per cent 
during this period. 

Message from the President 

As we face the New Year, often 
one observes with interest the 
manner In which man has 
marked off periods of time. This 
is especially noticeable when one 
realizes that time is continuous 
from age to age. These units of 
time marked off by man have 
become centers about which cus- 
toms have been developed. The 
beginning of a new year repre- 
sents one of the clusters of civi- 
lized activity. At this time of the 
year individuals and businesses 
take inventory and forecast their 
outlook for the incoming year. 
It Is a form of activity in which 
students engage as well as those 
occupied with other forms of ac- 

The life which the modern 
student leads is filled with ac- 
tivity. In fact many have diffi- 
culty in providing for the num- 
ber and variety of things which 
must be carried on in their oc- 
cupation. Yet, every individual 
seeking an education must make 
a place for many things if the 
individual is to be well educated. 
The students who take inventory 
and discover that all of their 
time is utilized in reading books, 
writing papers, preparing for ex- 
aminations will come to gradua- 
tion with only a meager prepa- 
ration for living. Well-rounded 
education requires that learning 
take place in many different 
areas. Every educated person 
displays competence in terms of 
the society in which he lives. 
Time must be provided, there- 
fore, for gaining knowledge and 
information about the current 
political, social, economic, and 
religious development. Much of 
this may be achieved through 
the reading of newspapers, mag- 
azines, current books, through 
conversation and discussion, 
through radio and television and 
the theater. The definite amount 
of time to be given to each of 
these must be properly balanced 
in terms of the other activities 
which constitute the student's 
nfe. Recreation and physical 
activity which are as necessary 
as eating and sleeping must be 
provided systematically. Each of 
these activities requires time and 
a place on the schedule of the 
student. It may be said that the 
student who receives the greatest 
growth during his college years 
is the one who places these ac- 
tivities in the best relationship 
for his individual personality. 

The goals which students set 
for themselves often seem dis- 
tant and far removed. Yet if one 
considers that time will take him 
to some destination which may 
or may not be the place he pre- 
fers, he could be less dependent 
upon chance. The taking of in- 
ventory at the beginning of the 
year enables the student to 
evaluate the year which is past 
and to plan the year which is 
beginning. At this time it is 
possible to readjust schedules 
for the individual's living and to 
set up objectives for both the 
present and the future. Stu- 
dents, in some instances, select 
lesser goals because they want 
to enjoy what appears to be the 
most important things for the 
moment. It is often possible for 
a student to secure a job which 
pays him a salary equivalent to 
that of present-day graduates. 
To interrupt one's training for 
such an opportunity means that 
the individual will soon become 
bored becaused he is forced to 
live on the same plane for such 
a long time. Monetary rewards 
or relief from the discipline of 
study and learning do not con- 
stitute sound bases for abridging 
one's education. There is suffi- 
cient evidence to support the 
statement that opportunities in 
almost every area will continue 
to be better and that those who 

continue their education and 
training will not likely drop be- 
hind because of the time spent 
in formal education. The great- 
ly increased length of life and 
period of activity characteristic 
of this age provide sufficient 
time for a richer and fuller hfe. 

In almost every instance stu- 
dents can greatly improve their 
efficiency in the process of edu- 
cating themselves. Those who 
spend all of their time studying 
can be just as successful in their 
grades by providing for a dozen 
or more types of activities that 
normally go with a full college 
education. Students who spend 
a large proportion of their tim .■ 
hunting for some activity to tak-^ 
up the time on their hands ca i 
increase their education by sy. - 
aematically planning to utili; ? 
their time with what they wouiJ 
consider worthwhile activitie 
This group of students found i i 
most of the American college ^ 
often does not wake up uni i 
after graduation. Their enti y 
into the various occupations ari 
professions reveals what haj - 
pened when they were in co.- 
lege. This is the group whic!i 
often wishes to turn the han^ 5 
of the clock back for anoth r 
trial at college. Then, there s 
a third group which finds itse:f 
too busy with the activities q 
browse in the library, amoi s 
their fellow students, and in tl e 
community. This group in a? - 
other way is limiting its edi - 
cation. Important as all of tl e 
activities are, one must mal e 
provision for a well-balanci -i 
program of living. Whatever oi e 
wishes to include in his schedu e 
can be provided for if he r^ - 
arranges the affairs in terms ■ f 
their relative values for his a^ - 
cepted goals. 

AH that has been stated abO' e 
about dividing one's time, coi - 
tinuing one's education, ai d 
planning for the present and ti e 
future will be greatly influenc- d 
by the individual's wishes. T e 
psychologists sometimes call ;t 
the level of aspiration. The t 
who have low levels will ne d 
little change in their methods 'i 
living and learning. On the otl-. r 
hand, those who have a risi.-g 
level of aspiration will be e :- 
pected to find college life inte.- 
esting, challenging and at tim -^ 
fraught with difficulties. 


Library News 


The theme for Negro Histoiy 
Week is "Negro History: A Con- 
tribution to America's Intercul- 
tural Life". It goes without say- 
ing that this contribution to the 
literature of this country should 
not be neglected. In the intro- 
duction to The Negro Caravan, 
the editors state that they do not 
believe that the expression 
"Negro literature" is an accurate 
one in spite of its convenient 
brevity. " 'Negro literature' h^^ 
no application if it means struc- 
tural peculiarity, or a Negic 
school of writing. The Negi'O 
writes in the forms evolved in 
English and American litera- 
ture." The terms "a Negro Nov- 
el" or "a Negro play" are am- 
biguous. "If they mean a nove, 
or a play by Negroes, then sucl" 
works as Porgy andGreen Pas- 
tures are left out. If they meiii 
works about Negro life, they in- 
clude more works by white au- 
thors than by Negro, and thesi 
works have been most influenti;! 
upon the American mind." 

During 1954 a deepening inter- 
est In world affairs and racial 
problems on a global scale wa-^ 
reflected In the works of Negi'L' 
(Continiwd on Page 4) 

January. 1955 


Page 3 

Organization Highlights 

Personally Yours 

By Homer Bryson 

The Alpha Gamma Chapter of 
Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, 
though small in number, is ever 
pushing forward. 

The brothers have returned to 
school with renewed vigor and 
are at present making plans for 
the annual Mavdi-Gras dance, 
which will be held in Wilcox 
Gymnasium on February 5, 1955. 
This year, as in years past, it 
promises to be one of the gala 
social events of the season. 

Seven members of the Chapter 
are scheduled to receive their de- 
grees in June, however, valuable 
replacements are expected from 
the pledge club. 

Perserverance, Manhood, 
Scholarship, and Uplift: by these 
fruits you shall know them. 

By George Johnson 

Looking back over the past 
year, we the brothers of Delta 
Eta Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha 
wish to thank the student body 
for their cooperation in making 
::11 of our activities successful. 
We, too, wish to extend to all 
<i the students our sincere 
/ishes for success and prosper!- 
IV throughout this new year. 

We are happy to welcome four 
' ;'others back into the fold, 
uamely: Brothers James Bignon, 
Oohn Felder, James Sapp, and 
v/iilie Williams. 

We are proud to announce 
(hat our Brother James E. Dear- 
ing is chairman of Religious 
i'Jmphasis Week activities for this 
: ear. 

In February we will present 
tj the students of Savannah 
State College our Annual Educa- 
tion for Citizenship Week pro- 
£,ram. And we promise that it 
will be "the chapel program of 
the year." 

It is with great enthusiasm 
that the brothers are working 
with their respective parts for 
our dramatic production with 
the sisters, the AKA's. 


Reubin Cooper, Reporter 

The Camera Club got off to 
a good start when the first 
meeting of the year was held, 
January 5, 1955. 

The members began imme- 
diately to make plans for an 
interesting, and prosperous year. 
Some of the plans are to present 
a chape] program, and have an 
exhibition of various pictures 
made by members of the club. 
The members are also looking 
forward to a field trip in the 
spring quarter. 

All persons who are interested 
in joining the Camera Club may 
do so by attending the next 

The officers of the club are: 
Benjamin Graham, president; 
Johnny R. Ponder, vice-presi- 
dent: Virginia Frazier, secre- 
tary: Queen Esther Burrows, as- 
sistant secretary: and Bertha 
Dillard, treasurer. The advisers 
are: Mr. W. H, Bo wen and 
Thomas Locke. 


We, the brothers of Gamma 
Chi Chapter of Kappa Alpha 
Fsi, take pleasure in welcoming 
tack in our midst Brothers Rus- 
sel Mole and William O. Mitchell. 
Brother Mole is a charter mem- 
ber of our chapter, and we are 
especially proud to have him 
back with us after having served 
in the Army. 

Brother Camper and Brother 
Polemarch Thomas motored to 
Washington, D. C, to represent 
Gamma Chi chapter at the 
lorty-fourth Grand Conclave of 
Kappa Alpha Psi, They reported 
a very successful trip. Reports 
show that the city of Washing- 
ton received Kappa Alpha Psi 
most cordially and hterally gave 
the city to them during their 
stay. We are grateful to all 
concerned for such a wonderful 

Meanwhile, Brother Polemarch 
James Thomas was considered 
honeymooning during the Christ- 
mas holidays. He was joined in 
the holy bands of matrimony 
with the former Miss Jacquelyn 
Seward, a 1954 graduate of Sa- 
vannah State College. While in 
Washington they resided at the 
Statler Hotel at 16th and 'K" 
Streets. N. W. The Brothers re- 
ceived the bride informally the 
opening day of this quarter. The 
Thomases are now taking resi- 
dence in Savannah. 

Gamma Chi Chapter helped 
Savannah Alumni Chapter in 
promoting its annual formal ball 
on December 17, 1954, in this 
city. Words of appreciation have 
come from Brother Jenkins. And 
brothers of Gamma Chi wish to 
commend Little Brothers Drake. 
Powell, and Lassiter for a job 
well done on that evening. 


The members of Alpha Nu 
Chapter of Alpha Kappa Mu 
wish for every one of you a hap- 
py New Year. 

Three of the members o f 
A. KM. are doing directed stu- 
dent teaching this quarter. They 
are Misses Julia Hendrix and 
Doris Sanders and Mrs, Ardelma 

We are not only starting off 
the quarter, but the new year 
with many interesting projects 
and activities. Among the proj- 
ects is a chapel program to be 
given January 27. 1955. 

We are now working on the 
tutorial system for this quarter. 
We have found that the system 
was beneficial and we appreciate 
the cooperation and interest 
shown by tutors. 

The National Convention of 
Alpha Kappa Mu will be held at 
Savannah State College March 
31. and April 2, 1955. 


Bemice Westly. Reporter 

Alpha Iota Chapter of Sigma 
Gamma Rho Sorority is very 
glad to be back after enjoying 
such a delightful Christmas, 
We're hoping that everyone's 
Christmas was just as enjoyable, 
after trying to give you the 
Christmas spirit in our chapel 
program December, 1954, 

We are hoping that the new 
year will be one of success for 
everyone. We have plans for 
another successful year, which 
you will hear more about later 
in the year. 

By Eveyln Smalls. '55 

Just because the weather is 
cool is no reason for us to be- 
come careless with our personal 
daintiness- Baths are just as 
important in winter as they are 
in summer. But baths are not 
enough. They wash away past 
perspiration, but there is always 
more perspiration accumulating. 
After a bath or shower, a de- 
odorant is a rule no girl can 
afford to break, A deodorant- 
antiperspirant checks moisture 
and gives your pretty new clothes 
a longer lease on life. In any 
event, clothes need the added 
protection of underarm shields 
and frequent cleansing to keep 
them as fresh as the day you 
first lifted them out of the tissue 

Deodorants and deodorant 
soaps are available everywhere, 
And, they are within the reach 
of everyone's pocket. Deodorants 
aren't made just for women. 
There are lots of products made 
especially for MEN. And they 
aren't sissy either. Mennen, 
Avon, Kings Men, and other 
companies have wonderful de- 
odorants and after-shave prod- 
ucts for men. 

Don't neglect your mouth. 
Brush teeth regularly with a 
good toothbrush. Toothbrushes 
are easier to replace than teeth. 
Brush up and down, not across. 

Now that the slim skirts are 
the trend girls, you have to be 
careful of that figure. Nothing, 
but nothing, looks worse than a 
girl in a slim skirt that bulges 
out from the front and rear! 
Every girl needs a good founda- 
tion garment. There's one to 
fit every type of figure. Why not 
consult the expert in the foun- 
dation department of your fav- 
orite store before you buy? She 
can help you a lot. You'll feel 
better and look neater too. 

Let's not forget our complex- 
ion and hair. It is a wise girl 
who realizes that complexion in- 
cludes face and scalp. Soap and 
water and a complexion brush 
can bring a glow to that dull 
complexion. Then there are the 
liquid-lather cleansers that are 
very good for blackheads. The 
hair brush keeps hair and scalp 
clean and shining. Frequent 
shampoos are not to be forgotten. 

Hands, feet, elbows, and back 
need extra care. Start with the 
aforementioned daily scrubadub. 
Choose face powder and lipsticks 
that harmonize with you and 
your outfit. Take a little extra 
time to apply make-up for a 
flattering look. Watch those lip 
lines with the lipstick. Follow 
the natural lines of your mouth, 

Cologne and perfume make a 
girl who is sweet and fresh as 
a blossom smell that way. Sev- 
eral new fragrances are out for 
fall. Try them on yourself and 
choose the ones that you like 

We welcome you back to the 

campus. We are sure that each 
of your hearts is filled with hope 
of contmued health and happi- 
ness throughout the year. 

Fellow students, we ask that 
you put those resolutions into 
action by helping to make our 
remaining school term a suc- 
cessful one, 
Cupid Continues to Pierce the 
Hearts of Our Students 

Mr. and Mrs. Jefferson Brown 
of Valdosta, announce the en- 
gagement of their daughter. 
Rosetta Constance to Mr, Ar- 
thur Lewis Johnson. Jr., of Adel, 
Ga., son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur 
Lewis Johnson, Sr. Miss Brown 
is a freshman here at Savannah 
State College majoring in En- 
glish, Mr. Johnson is a senior 
majoring in Biology, 

Mr. and Mrs. Owen Baldwin 

of Orlando, Fla.. announce the 
engagement of their daughter. 
Dorothy Bettye, to Mr, Ceroid 
McKinney of Miami, Fla.. son of 
Mr, and Mrs, Henry McKinney, 
Wedding plans will be announced 

Announcement is made of the 
marriage of Miss Willie Lou 
Wright, daughter of Mrs. Eliza- 
beth Wright of Douglas. Ga., to 
Sgt. Floyd Ralph Harrell, son of 
Mr. James Harrell, also of Doug- 
las. The ceremony took place 
at the home of the bride's par- 
ents. Following their wedding 
trip the couple resided in Fay- 
etteville, N. C. Mrs. Harrell is 
presently furthering her educa- 
tion here at Savannah State Col- 
lege. Sgt. Harrell is serving in 
United States Airborne. He also 
attended Savannah State Col- 


{Continued from Rage 1) 

One suggestion which the 
committee received after some of 
these sessions was that the les- 
sons or lectures should be made 
more advanced for the upper 

The Committee prepared a 
booklist for use in problems con- 
cerning organizations, the re- 
sponsibilities of officers, etc. 
This list included several books 
in addition to the standard work. 
Roberts Rules of Order. Titles 
which were very highly recom- 
mended were: 

Cruzman: Parliamentary Pro- 

Hagarty: How to Run a 

Lindgren: Effective Leadership 
in Human Rela,tions 

Strauss: New Ways to Better 

Sturgls: Learning Parliamen- 
tary Procedure 

Sturgls: Standard Code of Par- 
liamentary Procedure, 


Summer study at British uni- 
versities is open to American 
students in 1955. according to an 
announcement made today by 
Kenneth Holland. President of 
the Institute of International 
Education, 1 East 67th Street. 
New York City. 

Six-week courses will be of- 
fered at Oxford, at Stratford- 
upon-Avon, and at the capital 
cities of London and Edinburgh, 

A limited number of scholar- 
ships is available. Award and 
admission appHcation forms may 
be secured from the Institute of 
International Education in New 
York or any of its regional of- 
fices. Completed applications 
should be returned to the Insti- 
tute in New York by March 28, 
1955. A limited number of 
steamship passages on Cunard 
ships are reserved for successful 

British universities have com- 
bined annually since 1948 to 
organize a special program of 
summer schools. Courses are 
planned to serve the needs of 
well-qualified undergraduates in 
their junior or senior years or of 
post-graduate students. 

(News release. December 19, 
1954. from Institute of Interna- 
tional Education,) 


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ter, 2.16; Perry, Alonza, 2.14; 
Perry, Delores. 2.00; 

Polite, Thomas. 2.00; Ponder, 
Johnny R,, 2.35; Powell, Maudie 
M,, 2,33: Pusha, Janette. 2.00; 
Rickerbacker, Bertha, 2.33; Rob- 
inson, Prlscilla. 2,00; Rayls. Ber- 
nice. 2.00; Sampson, Delores, 
2.00; Sanders, Doris A., 2.00; 
Sanders, Elliott, 2.00; Sapp. 
James, 2.00; Shaw, Hilda. 2.00; 
Simmons, Dessie, 2.11; Sims. Wil- 
lie K., 2.33; 

Smalls. Evelyn, 2.12; Smith, 
Thomas, 2.24; Spaulding. Gloria. 
2.81; Stephens. Betty L.. 2.29; 
Stevens. Reatha. 2.13; Telfair, 
Willie J., 2.00; Tennant. Shirley, 
2.29; Thomas, Shirley, 2.66; Wal- 
den, Mae V.. 2.44; Walker, Betty, 
2,33; Watts, Marie. 2,00; West, 
Betty A.. 2,33; White. Annie M., 
2.38: White. Benjamin. 2.86; 

Williams, CeciUo. 2.38; Wil- 
liams. Mildred. 2.33; Wise. Viv- 
ian E.. 2.00; Woods, Hazel, 2,68; 
Wright. Daniel, 2.43; Wright, Lil- 
He. 2.67; Wright, Peola C, 2.00; 
Wynn, Gloria, 2,84; Basstleste, 
Yvonne, 2.00; Champen, Mae E.. 
2.33; Moore, Rosa Lee, 2.00. 


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January, 1955 

Sports As I See It 

Bv James O'Neal 

After the Savannah State Ti- 
gers dropped their first two bas- 
ketball games of the season. 
Coach Ted Wright shifted his 
line-up for the next three im- 
portant games before the holi- 
days. Their opponents were the 
mighty North Carolina Eagles, 
who were runners-up in the na- 
tional tournament: Clark College 
of Atlanta, who are S.I.A.C. 
tournament champions; and 
Benedict College of Columbia. 
S. C. 

In the first of these three 
games, the Tigers went to North 
Carolina and upset the favorite 
Eagles 74-70; came back to Sa- 
vannah where they dropped 
Benedict 65-57; then rolled over 
Clark with 15 points for an 81- 
66 victory. 

Coach Wright has probably 
one of the best "little men" in 
basketball, who is Robert Lewis 
known around Savannah as "Mr. 
Basketball." Lewis is a sopho- 
more who stands 5'5" and can 
do practically anything with a 
basketball except eat it. He is 
not the player who puts on a 
one-man show, but a player who 
often makes his big opponents 
look bad. His most effective 
weapon is his drive-in delay- 
fake which means two points for 
the Tigers. 

Other star players of the team 
include such players as Noel 
Wright. Ceciho Williams, Rich- 
ard Washington, and Otis Brock. 

Wright is the kind of player 
who can play 40 minutes of 
head-up basketball, and he is 
at his best under pressure. He is 
known especially for his long 
set-shot and his ability to steal 
balls from his opponents. 

Cecilio Williams, who stands 
6"7", is a senior and an honor 
student. He comes from Panama 
and has been the top scorer for 
the Tigers for the past three 
years. He is dangerous both in 
and away from the goal. 

Washington is a Junior from 
New Orleans, a hard worker, and 
a threat with his jump-shot. 

Otis Brock is probably one of 
the most dependable players on 
the squad. He is a backboard 
specialist on rebounds and shoots 
from 15 to 25 points per game 
with his one-hand jump and his 
over-head hook. 

With this team plus some 
strong reserves, the Tigers will 
be working hard to return to 
the National Tournament again 
this year. — Will they???? 

Benedict Loses to Tigers 65-57 

Savannah State won their first 
home game of the season when 
they defeated Benedict College 
of Columbia, S. C, 65-57 at Sa- 
vannah State College on Decem- 
ber 14. 

Cecilio Williams was the "big 
gun" for Savannah when he hit 
the net for 23 points, which gave 
the Tigers a lead of 34-27 at half 
time. Other top scorers for the 
Tigers were Brock with 17 points, 
Wright and Washington with 11 
points each. 

Smith led Benedict's attack 
with 15 points followed by White 
with 12 and Freeman with 11 

Tigers Down Clark 81-66 
The Savannth State Tigers 
made it three in a row as they 
rolled over Clark College of At- 
lanta 81-66 in Savannah State 

The Tigers wasted no time in 
showing their superiority as they 
built up an 18-4 lead in the first 
six minutes of the game. Cecilio 
Williams of Savannah made the 
first 10 points for the Tigers. The 
half ended with Savannah State 
in front with a commanding lead 
of 42-24. 
The scoring honors of the 

game went to Reginald Threat 
of Clark and Cecilio Williams of 
Savannah with 27 points each. 
Other players who hit in the 
double figures were Richard 
Washington, Noel Wright, and 
Otis Brock of Savannah with 15. 
16 and 18 points respectively. 
James Cohen was second highest 
for Clark with 15 paints. Other 
outstanding players of the game 
were Warren Rouse and Julius 
Burns of Clark. The Tigers were 
led By Robert Lewis and Clevon 

In the preliminary game. 
Woodville High defeated Boys' 
Club of Savannah 45-33. The 
high scorers of the game were 
Roland James of Woodviile and 
David Johnson of Boys' Club 
with 17 and 14 points respective- 

Tigers Drop Claflin 70-51 

The Savannah State Tigers 
rolled over Claflin University 
70-51 for their fourth straight 
victory at Savannah State Col- 

This was the first conference 
game for the Tigers. Coach 
Wright used 15 players in win- 
ning the one-sided contest. 

The first five played their best 
offensive game of the season 
as they built up a 22-8 point 

lead in the first four minutes of 
the'game. At half time, the Ti- 
gers led 42-27. 

Noel Wright and Robert Lewis 
each had 14 points to lead the 
Tigers' attack, Cecilio Williams 
and Otis Brock each had 10 
points for the Tigers. 
Oscar Mitchell, with 14 points, 
led the Claflin attack and was 
followed by Earl Jones with 13 

Savannah State's "B" team 
lost to the Boys' Club, 53-39. in 
the preliminary game. 


\<:.„:linue,l Iron, l'„f:>- 2\ 

authors, Richard Wright's Black 
Po^ver is a report by this Ameri- 
can Negro novelist on his re- 
cent trip to Africa's Gold Coast. 
An American in India was writ- 
ten by Jay Saunders Redding, 
Professor of Literature and Cre- 
ative Writing at Hampton Insti- 
tute. Mr, Redding was sent to 
India in 1952 by the Truman ad- 
ministration to present the 
American way of life to the peo- 
ple of India. His extensive trip 
included important cities, many 
university centers and a number 
of small villages. Era Bell 
Thompson, an editor of Ebony 
Magazine, completed Africa, 
Land of My Fathers. This is an 
account of the three months 
which Miss Thompson spent in 
briefly visiting 18 countries. 

On the eve of the recent de- 
cision of the Supreme Court of 
the United States concerning 

segregation in the public schools. 
The Negro and the Schools by 
Harry S. Ashmore was published 
by the University of North Caro- 
lina Press. This book was writ- 
ten without advocating either 
side of the question. It treats 
the issue of segregation in the 
public schools in five communi- 
ties in South Carolina, Virginia, 
Kansas. Delaware and the Dis- 
trict of Columbia. The volume 
contains a wealth of information 
about a vital educational and 
sociological situation. 

Other non-fiction titles which 
deal with various phases of life 
of the American Negro are: The 
Development of Negro Religion 
by Ruby F. Johnston; Bishop 
Healy: Beloved Outcast, by Al- 
bert Foley: Racial Integrity of 
the American Negro, by Alex- 
ander Shannon, An autobiogra- 
phy of special interest is Tell 
Freedom by Peter Abrahams, 
The author describes his child- 
hood and youth in the slums of 

The novels written by or about 
Negroes during the past year in- 
clude: The Third Generation, by 
Chester Himes which treats three 
generations of a Negro family 
from their early days of freedom 
from slavery, through the years 
of rising to a position of comfort 
and respectability, to a final de- 
generation and tragedy. Young- 
blood, by John O. Killens, a na- 
tive of Macon. Georgia, is a story 
of a Negro family in Georgia 

during the early years of the 
twentieth century; Benton's 
Row, by Frank Yerby. the story 
of Tom Benton, bad man of 
Louisiana, who lets nothing 
stand in his way of getting what 
he wants. 


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or of South Africa, spent the 
winter with Byrd in Antarctica ' 
You do not need to live in a littlf 
world; you can live in a vast 
world, a big world. You makf- 
your world what you want. 

Come, let us spend an evenin^^ 
with Plato, Socrates, or Aristole, 
or with Paul or Buddha or witli 
any of the greats. Just open 
your books and there it is. a 
world perhaps some of us do not 
know about but an infinitely rich 
world in which we can move 
How large is our world? 

Voting Machine 

In an effort to train our stu- 
dents to become better qualifier 
leaders, the committee made pro- 
visions for having a demonstra- 
tion in the use of the voting ma- 
cliine. Mr, William E, Register, 
City Marshal of Savannah, made 
this opportunity possible. Many 
of the students had voted in 
communities where the machint 
had been used, but for many 
others, this was a first experi- 


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STUDENTS ARE ECST5.TSG about Luckies. That's the v^ord, 
straight from the latest, lai'gest college survey ever. A-j.-iiii, 
the No. 1 reason Luckies lead in colleges over ail ci-ber 
brands, coast to coasi. — border to border: Luckies tosie 
better. They taste better, first of all, because Lucky S'::rike 
means fine tobacco. Then, that tobacco is toasted to taste 
better. This famous Lucky Strike process tones up Luckies' 
light, good-tasting tobacco to make it taste even better. 
So be smart, like the student in the Droodle above, titled: 
Lucky smoker swinging in hammock. Swing to Luckies your- 
self. Enjoy the better-tasting cigarette . . . Lucky Strike. 

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February, 1955 


Vol. 8, No. 6 

Negro History 
Week Feb. 13 

By George Johnson 

The department of social 
sciences led the observance of 
Negro History Wt^e'K on the cam- 
pus of Savannah olaie Coliege. 
'I'he observance started Sunday, 
February 13, with services in 
Vesper. Mr. E. J, Josey was the 
main speaker. Other features 
of the week were a panel discus- 
sion in special assembly, featur- 
ing members of this department 
who gave reports on Negro 
Progress; a panel discussion in 
faculty meeting, "Negro His- 
tory: A Contribution to Ameri- 
can Intercultural , Life." This 
event on February 19 ended the 

Mr. E. J. Josey, instructor of 
Social Science, spoke from the 
iubject. "The Challenge of the 
Hour," "The Negro has built 
.and has no where to lay his 
head: he has sown and often 
another has reaped the fruits of 
his toil; he has run and not 
been weary; he has walked and 
not fainted on the way." was 
the statement which prefaced 
Josey's speech. 

He reminded the audience of 
the "J^egro's patience, adapta- 
bility.' -loyalty and smiling hu- 
mility which have given him 
Survival of the fittest against 
great odds." The speaker outlined 
the great struggle which has 
been the Negro's in his attempt 
to gain his civil rights and lib- 
erties in America. 

Students participating on the 
discussion in Assembly were the 
following Social Science majors: 
Misses Jewell Cutter and Muriel 
Hatton, Robert Jackson and 
Dennis Williams. These students 
gave a background of Negro 
progress in literature, music and 

Mr. W. J. Holloway served as 
coordinator of a panel discus- 
sion in faculty meeting. The 
theme of this panel was. "Negro 
History : A Contribution to 
American Intercultural Life." 
Members of the panel spoke on 
the following aspects of the 
theme: Music, Miss Evelyn V, 
Grant; Economic Life. Miss Al- 
bertha Boston; Education. Mr. 
M, S. Stokes; Literature, Mr. J. 
Randolph Fisher: and Social 
Science, Mr. W. E- Griffin; Art. 
Mr. Philip Hampton. 

New Equipment 
In Home Ec. 

By Ida M. Lee 

New equipment and courses 
have been added to the Depart- 
ment of Home Economics for the 
winter quarter. The new equip- 
ment includes two Necchi .sewing 
machines, two looms and tables 
for the weaving division. The 
new course being offered is The 
Child and the Family. 

Local companies assist with 
the instruction of evening 
classes through demonstration 
representatives. Demonstrations 
have been given by the Savan- 
nah Gas Company, Savannah 
Light and Power Company. The 
Sherwin Williams Paint and 
Varnish Company, and Miss 
Hazel Franklin from WTOC. 

The evening classes are for 
adults. They were set up in Sep- 
tember to serve the Savannah 
public. The courses are free and 
are taught by the regular home 
economics staff. 

Savannah State Religious 
Emphasis Week Feb. 27 - March 3 

By Bevens and Bodison 

Religious Emphasis Week with 

the theme : "An Unchanging 

The above students are committee chairmen for Belig'ious Em- 
phasis Week which will be observed February 27 through March 3. 
They are from left to right (standing), James E. Dearing, general 
chairman; Thomas Evans, evaluation committee; Robert F. Jack- 
son, better week committee; Nadene Cooper, worship committee; 
Gloria Moultrie, decorations committee; Thomas Locke, photogra- 
pher; Clarence J. Lofton, publicity committee; Barbara Flipper, as- 
sembly committee; Rev. Andrew J. Hargrett. advisor; (kneeling), 
left to right, Joseph BrowTk, Sunday school committee; Homer Bry- 
son, Jr., seminar committee; Farris M. Hudson, dormitory com- 
mittee; Johnny Ponder, social education committee; Ir\ing G. 
Dawson, book review committee; and Earb.ira Brunson, secretary. 

as leader or consultant. From 

Monday through Thursday, the 
daily programs will consist of 
breakfast meditations with com- 
mittee members, classroom med- 
itations and discussions, semi- 
nars, personal conferences, all- 
college assemblies, house gather- 
ings, book reviews, evaluation 
periods, and films. A retreat to 
Savannah Beach for sunrise 
service will be held on Thursday, 
at 5:30 a. m. Mrs. S. E, Bowen 
will speak for this service. 

The work of several commit- 
tees has gone into the planning 
of the program for this week. 
They are the Assembly Commit- 
tee, the Better Week, Bibliogra- 
phy; Breakfast, Classroom Dis- 
cussion. Display and Decoration, 
Evaluation. Faculty. Hospitality, 
House Gathering, Music. Per- 
sonal Conference, Public Rela- 
tions, Retreat, Seminar. Social 
Education Program, Sunday 
School, and Worship Committees. 
In addition to the various com- 
mittees, all of the campus or- 
ganizations united their efforts 
to assist in the sponsoring of 
the Religious Emphasis Program. 

Members of the general plan- 
ning committee are James Dear- 
ing, Malsenia Armstrong, Gladys 
Brown, Barbara Brunson. Bar- 
b3Tzi Flipper. Andrew J. Har- 
grett. Madeline Harrison, Julia 
Hendrix, Farris Hudson, Eugene 
Isaac, Johnnie Johnson. Wilbur 
Lewis, Clarence Lofton, Gloria 
Moultrie, Carter Peek Delores 
Perry, Jessie Thompson, Dennis 
Williams and Prince Wynn. 

President William K. Payne is 
honorary chairman; James 
Dearing, general chairman; Rev- 
erend Andrew J. Hargrett. Col- 
lege Minister; Barbara Brunson. 
secretary, and Rev. William 
James Simmons is the guest con- 

Rev, Simmons 
To Speak 

By Nettye A. Handy 
Rev, William James Simmons 
has been selected as speaker for 
Religious Emphasis Week at Sa- 
vannah State College this year. 

Rev, Simmons has had wide 
experience in group work with 
young people in religious and 
social problems, as well as stu- 
dent counseling. He has held 
the following positions; Dean of 
Virginia Theological Seminary 

JAMEh E. DLAKINO. who is 
chairman of the Religious Em- 
phasis Week Committee for 1955, 
is a native of Gainesville, Ga., 
and a sophomore, majoring in 
Business Administration at Sa- 
vannah State College. Dearing 
is a member of many organiza- 
tions on the campus, namely: the 
Business Club, the Tiger's Roar 
staff, the Men's Dormitory Coun- 
cil and Disciplinary Board, the 
Pan-Hellenic Council, Alpha Phi 
Alpha Fraternity, and he is as- 
sistant secretary of the Y.M.C.A. 

God In a Changing Society" — 
will be observed from Sunday, 
February 27, through Thursday, 
March 3. at Savannah State Col- 

Each morning chimes will be 
heard before the daily program 
begins. On Sunday the observ- 
ance will include Sunday School, 
Morning Worship and Vesper, 
with the guest speaker. Rev. 
William J. Simmons of Nashville, 

and College at Lynchburg, Va.; 
Moderator of the Presbyteria of 
Southern Virginia, Moderator of 
Catawba Synod, and Chairman 
of the Roanoke Boy Scouts of 

At present, Rev. Simmons is 
professor of philosophy and ed- 
ucation, dean of men, and Uni- 
versity Minister at Tennessee 
State University in Nashville. In 
the Nashville community he is 
affiliated with the Committee for 
Educational T. V,, which is fos- 
tered by Nashville Council of 

Rev. Simmons holds the bache- 
lor of arts degree from Lincoln 
University. Pennsylvania; the 
bachelor of divinity degree from 
Union Theological Seminary. 
New York, and the master of arts 
degree from Columbia University 
in New York. 

For the joint Religious Empha- 
sis Week observance in Nashville, 
Rev. Simmons is serving as gen- 
eral chairman for 1955. 

Festival To Be 
Held Mar. 9- 11 

By Alice Bevens 
On Wednesday, Thursday and 
Friday, March 9-11. the State- 
wide High School Language Arts 
Festival will be held at Savan- 
nah State College. It will be 
sponsored by Savannah State 
College and the Savannah Morn- 
ing News and Evening Press, di- 
rected by the Department of 
Languages and Literature. 

The objectives of the festival 
are to develop greater language 
competency among high school 
students; to stimulate students' 
creative ability in language: and 
to Improve language teaching 
through the free, co-operative 
exchange of Ideas, information, 
and materials among high school 
teachers, consultants, and spon- 
sors of the festival. The Lan- 
guage Arts Festival is planned 
for the benefit of In-service 
teachers as well as for pupils. 

Any high school in the state 
may register its students and 
teachers in the festival. A 
school may enter participants In 
as many different activities as it 
wishes and all faculty personnel 
accompanying students to the 
festival are expected to partici- 
pate In the seminars. 

This year the Festival will in- 
clude verse writing creative 
prose writing, spelling, oratory, 
current events discussion, one- 
act stage plays, radio skits, 
poetic Interpretation and choral 
reading. Seminars have been 
planned in dramatics, creative 
writing, and the teaching of 

Seminars will be conducted by 
members of Savannah State 
College faculty and visiting con- 
sultants. Each faculty sponsor 
attending all of the seminars 
will be awarded a certificate. 
Each student and school enter- 
ing the festival will receive a 
certificate of participation on 
which will be indicated the qual- 
ity of performance as evaluated 
Dy the panel of judges. 

Mrs. Louise Lautler Owens is 
chairman of the festival. She 
will be assisted by Miss Althea 
Morton, Mrs, Beulah Farmer, 
Mr, Walter Larkins, Mrs. Luetta 
Usher, Dr. Thomas Saunders. Mr. 
J. R. Fisher, and Miss Mary Herd. 

Julius Caesar 

Mary G, Bacon 
Savannah State College pre- 
sented as Its first Lyceum pro- 
gram of the year. The Players 
Incorporated in "Julius Caesar," 
Thursday. February 19, in Mel- 
drim Auditorium, 

The Elizabethean play, writ- 
ten by William Shakespeare, was 
portrayed in a professional man- 
ner. The scenery and Ughting 
added reality to this magnificent 

The cast consisted of Trant 
Knepper. Joseph Plummer. Der- 
mot Grice, Howard Lori. Bob 
Conforti, James Froote and Ar- 
nold Sperling, Thomas O'Reayon. 
Jack Maher. George Herman, 
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February, 1955 


Associate Editor 
Managing Editor 
Feature Editor 
Society Editor 
Sports Editor 
Assistant Sports Editors 
Exchange Editor 
Copy Editor 
Fashion Editor 
Photo Editor 

Clarence Lofton 

George Johnson 

Farris Hudson 

Marnelse Jackson 

Elizabeth Jordan 

James O'Neal 

Ralph Roberson, Johnny Gilbert. Jr. 

Alice Bevens 

Mary G. Bacon 

Janet D. Colvin 

Gerue Ford 

Thomas Locke 


Business Manager 
Circulation Manager 
Advertising Manager 

James Thomas 

Isaiah Mclver 

Constance Green 
Nadene Cooper 


Dorothy Rce Davis, Charles Ashe. Maria Rosetta Mohammed. 
Dorothy Davis, Veronica Walden. 


Ida Mae Lee, Neator Doyles, Rosa Mae Stubbs, Glennis Scott. Thom- 
as Evans, Nancy Smith. Johnnie Mae Thompson, James Dearing. 
Jean Williams, Irving Dawson, Julius Browning, Nettye Handy, 
Gwendolyn Proctor, Janie Mae Parson, Josie Glenn, Sihrley Demons, 
Sadie Hall. Cecillio Williams. Josephine English. Florence Bodison, 
Willie L. Hopkins. 


s A. V, Morton Mr. W. W. Leftwich 

Member of: 




Religious_Emphasis Week 

James Dearing. '57 

Each year at Savannah State 
College the faculty and student 
body observe a few days of re- 
ligious activities which we call 
"Religious Emphasis Week." This 
year as it grows closer. February 
27-March 3, we are hoping that 
each student will be truly helped 
with the blessings of God. 

However, we know of nothing 
at the present that exists on the 
face of the earth that a person 
could dare to seek without put- 
ting forth some effort to gain it. 
In our classroom of our academic 
studies the teacher may try ever 
so hard to teach his class to the 
best of his ability, but only those 
who make an effort to grasp 

what is being taught are bene- 
fitted by this teaching. 

If we have ever needed God 
before we sure do need Him now. 
We have this week each year to 
benefit ourselves. As we go into 
this week, you remember that 
you will benefit on the bases of 
what you put into these activi- 

In critical times like these, 
many of the boys may be in- 
ducted into the armed services. 
So we should prepare for ap- 
proaching this affair with open 
hearts and minds. On the basis 
of what you'll put into Religious 
Emphasis Week this year will de- 
termine the benefits you will re- 

Salute to "Enterpriser' 

We are sure the students here 
have seen the recent publication 
of the Enterpriser, which is a 
monthly publication by the De- 
partment of Business. The En- 
terpriser was organized in 1949, 
was discontinued in 1952, and it 
resumed publication and circula- 
tion this school year. 

Carter Peek, editor-in-chief, is 
to be commended for his tireless 
effort in getting the Enterpriser 
back into circulation. The con- 
tent and organization of the 
publication are excellent. It 
contains material of special in- 

By Neator Doyle 

terest to students of business ad- 
ministration, such as job oppor- 

tunities in business and refer- 
ence materials available for busi- 
ness work. 

We, the members of the Tiger's 
Roar staff and student body sa- 
lute Peek and his co-workers for 
such a fine publication and we 
wish them much success with the 

Advisers for the project are 
Miss A. E. Boston and Messrs. 
R. C. Long. W. H. Bowens and 
W. C. Scott. 


Gerue Ford 

Common sense is believed to be 
one of the most widely dis- 
tributed of all human posses- 
sions. Almost everyone has an 
intelligence quotient sufficient 
to master all common problems. 
We can make adjustments to 
new situations and new environ- 
ments with the greatest of ease. 

It is not necessary that we find 
ourselves trying in vain to solve 
simple everyday problems. It is 
not true that serious mistakes 
cannot be prevented. We don't 
have to plan and discover that 
none of them can be carried out. 

When challenging situations 
arise, we can master them sur- 
prisingly well by simply applying 
a little common sense. To apply 
common sense is to think. 

When we think we never 
plunge blindly into anything. 
Before we act, we first gather, 
study and analyze the facts of 

the situation; secondly, we draw 
a conclusion which is based on 
truth and the constituents of the 
facts; thirdly, we make plans 
and proceed to put them into ac- 

When we think we don't find 
ourselves guilty of having com- 
mitted acts that could jeopardize 
our progress, lower our morale, 
or ruin our lives. When we think 
we never take chances that have 
the possibility of leading to dis- 

Life has something to offer 
you. Disappointment, sorrow, 
and failure need not be yours 
when love, prosperity, happiness, 
contentment, and success can be 
shared equally as well. To be- 
come the possessor of the assets 
of life isn't a difficult task. To 
make your life worth while is 
simple — just live, and as you live, 

The Periscope 


National News 

President Eisenhower's stand 
on the reduction of the army 
has drawn much criticism. With 
the present tension in the Far 
East the lawmakers have ques- 
tioned the cliief executive's in- 
telligence on the matter of re- 
ducing the army when tlie threat 
of war prevails. 

International News 
The announcement by Presi- 
dent Eisenhower that the United 
States will protect Formosa if 
these islands are attacked by 
Communist China has estab- 
lished somewhat stable American 
foreign policy in Asia. This re- 
porter believes that he is safe in 
saying that prior to this time our 
Asian foreign policy toward Asia 
was of a static nature. 

The stand that the United 
States has taken to defend For- 
mosa may be in the future re- 
garded as a key block in stop- 
ping the spread of International 
Communism, but it will do little 
or nothing toward the recogni- 
tion of Red China as the govern- 
ment of the majority of Chinese 
people. It is the belief of this 
reporter that it is impossible for 
General Chiang to conquer the 
Reds without risking a third 
world war between the United 
States and Red China. The Reds 
have become too well organized 
on the mainland. 

How long the United States 
will be able to keep Communist 
China out of the United Nations 
is a question of time. However. 
inasmuch as the admission of 
Communist China to the United 
Nations will be of no advantage 
to the Western democracies, it 
would release I believe some of 
the tension in the Far East at 
the present time. 

The fall of Mendes-France's 
government marks the twenty- 
second time that the French gov- 
ernment has dissolved since the 
end of World War II. The cause 
this time was Premier Mendes- 
France's African policy. How- 
ever, the government of Mendes- 
Frarice nearly folded when the 
French voted on the much-dis- 
puted Western Germany rearm- 
ament. The fall of Mendes- 
France affected Western Ger- 
many's ratification of the Paris 

The resignation of Georgie 
Malenkov as Premier of the U. S. 
S. R, has caused the West to be- 
lieve that the Soviets ultimate 
objective is war. Upon Malen- 
kov's resignation he renounced 
all of his policy stating that he 
failed to fullfill the wishes of the 
people. The selection of Mikolai 
Bulganin has caused many to be- 
lieve, as when Dwight Eisen- 
hower was elected president of 
the United States, that the selec- 
tion of a person with solely mili- 
tary experience increases the 
threat of war. However. I do be- 
lieve that the change within the 
Kremlin does mean that they in- 
tend to wage stiffer foreign pol- 
icy toward the West. But as far 
as the threat of war. I don't be- 
lieve that they are quite ready 
for it. 

The merging of the American 
Federation of Labor and the 
Congress of Industrial Organiza- 
tion has made history. The com- 
ing together of these two out- 
standing and powerful labor or- 
ganizations marks the first time 
in labor history that two such 
powerful organizations have 
combined their powers. 

The merging of these two or- 
ganizations could mean, and 
most likely will mean, a bigger 
voice for labor In national poli- 

Message from the President 

On Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, March 9-11. the State- 
wide High School Language Arts Festival will be held at Savannah 
State College. It will be sponsored by Savannah State College and 
the Savannah Morning News and Evening Press, Directed by the 
Languages Department of Languages and Literature. 

This month the students and faculty of Savannah State CoUegf' 
are observing Religious Emphasis Week. As usual preparations are 
made for an extraordinary occasion. Unlike many occasions the 
preparations do not call for entirely new procedures. The ob- 
servance is built upon beliefs and customs which have been present 
in the individuals for many years. Religious Emphasis Week pro- 
vides opportunities for thinking again of the values of religion and 
the rededication of ourselves to religion that influences living. It 
is hoped that Religious Emphasis Week and what there is left 
after it has passed will provide college students with a growing 

To develop the other abilities of the student without the proper 
stimulation in the area of religion is to encourage maladjustment, 
Tiie effects of education when properly balanced with religion that 
is enlightened produces effective citizens. All of the problems faced 
by our society today can be solved more effectively when religion 
and learning emanate from the same individual. Whatever worthy 
goal one may set for himself can be richer and more desirable if 
it is pursued under the influence of firm religious conviction. It 
will bring strength and understanding at all times. In crisis it will 
lift one above the animal level to grasp values which are more en- 
during and more satisfying. 

Signed: W. K. PAYNE, President 

KAPPAS STRIKE AT POLIO — Above are the members of Gam- 
ma Chi chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi who saw the need to answer 
the call for funds to help fight polio. These men made containers to 
solicit funds from faculty, staff, students, and visitors. The com- 
munity appeal was answered wholeheartedly on February 3 by « very- 
one, beginning at the chapel program in Meidrim Auditorium and 
ending at the close of the school day, A total of §15.83 was collected 
and turned over to the polio fund for the fight against infantile 

Participants are (standing, left to right): Mr. John H. Camper, 
faculty advisor, David M. Lurry. William Walthour, Arvella Farmer, 
James C. Cooper, Henry Driesson, James M. English. James Collier, 
Robert F. Jackson, Benjamin Graham. Dennis Williams, and Russell 
Mole. Kneeling, left to right. James O. Thomas, Pofmarch. Virgil 
Wilcher, William O. Mitchell, and James Murray. 

God Holds Us Dear Books Frequently 

Joshua W. Howard Called For 

Hold me Father, kindly hold me. 

As the ashes of night enfold me. 

In the loving arms so tender, 

Help me always to remember 

Thou dost hold us dear. 

Help me that I may not falter 

Bravely as I now must loiter 

Here on earth a little longer. 

With thy precious word make 
me stronger 

For thou dost hold us dear. 

Help my loneliness and heart- 

Comfort bring thou not forsake, 

Keep me in thy loving heart, 

Father never let us part. 

For thou dost hold us dear. 

1- Give me Human Biology l 
Bessie Taylor iBest and Taylor 

2, I want that reference boi:-: 
on the world that I had last vje'.i: 
(World Book Encyclopedia). 
3. Give me that book Phisioloi;) 
and Life by Ruch (Psycholo^.v 
and Life). 

4. Give me that book on re- 
serve for Education 416 or fur 
mass communication. 

5, I want that green education 
book that Mr, X put on reserv-- 

6, I need some book for a book 
review on a non-fictional novel 
in the field of English. 

7, I want some books on the 
Ears of Drill in elemental ^ 
school (Areas of Drill). 

You stop holding your hands like that when you foul; besides 
one hand is enough!! 

Cec i I to— 

O f n -^ , 

JU-^ r}^-^ 

February, 1955 


f age 3 ■ 

Organization Highlights 

Kappa Alpha Psi 

The brothers of Gamma Chi 
Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi used 
their own initiative in taking 
part in the recent drive against 
poho. The Brothers took advan- 
tage of Thursday, February 3, to 
collect $15.83 in pennies, nickels 
and dimes to contribute to this 
cause. No opportunity was neg- 
lected in the untiring effort. 
Contributions from students, 
faculty and staff members, 
sightseers, and visitors were 
equally solicited. Almost every- 
one seemed proud of the move 
and contributed generously. 

In the very near future we 
shall present to our friends and 
neighbors our Annual Variety 
Show. All brothers will combine 
their energies toward promoting 
this affair. 

The Woman of Knowledge — Delta 

"To perpetuate high scholastic 
;Lbility and promote finer wom- 
mhood." are our purposes. Ever 
cognizant of these, and striving 
with increased fevor. we Deltas 
find the fullfilment of our goals 

We are very proud to have 
three Sorors as recent initiates 
into our honor societies. Ac- 
cepted into the ranks of Beta 
Kappa Chi National Honorary 
Scientific Society were Sorors: 
Mercedes Mitchell and Julia 
Hendrix. and into Alpha Kappa 
Mu Honor Society was Soror 
Gloria Spauiding. We are grate- 
ful for having so many Sorors 
and Pyramids on the honor roll 
and de an's list. 

We welcome Mrs, Donella 
Gri*-^^m Seabrook as our new 
advisor. We are sure that co- 
operation with her will make our 
group a better one. Mrs. Sea- 
brook replaces Mrs. Juanita Sell- 
L-rs Stone, Mrs, Stone's resigna- 
tion became effective at the 
completion of last quarter when 
,^he became the Yuletide bride of 
Dr. Vernon W. Stone. 

We extend best wishes to Soror 
Robertia Glover upon her recent 
marriage to Mr. E. Orell Webb. 
We hope both Sorors Stone and 
Webb will "live happily ever 

Doing student teaching this 
quarter are Sorors Brown, Fort- 
.son, Hendrix and Saunders. 

It was interesting to note that 
Leontyne Price, tlie star of Puc- 
cmi's opera "Tosca," is a Soror. 
Soror Price's role was a prece- 
dent setter. It marked the first 
time a Negro artist has sung the 
top role of Puccini's work or op- 
posite an all white cast. 

Scholarship, leadership, char- 
acter are qualities of all Delta 
women ! 

We bid adieu from Delta Nu. 

Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority 

Scholarship: Soror Doris Sin- 
gleton has honored Alpha Iota 
Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho 
Sorority by earning membership 
into the honorary society. Alpha 
Kappa Mu- She is a native of 
Savannah, a junior majoring in 
elementary education, and she 
has been active in the dramatic 
tlub. Soror Singleton is presi- 
dent of the recently organized 
Spanish Club. 

Practice Teachers: Sorors Mary 
Hagtns and Bernice Murphy are 
doing student teaching at West 
Savannah and DeRenne Elemen- 
tary Schools respectively. Evelyn 
Culpepper is doing her practice 
Work in Waycross, Ga. 

Sympathy: All Sorors extend 
deepest sympathy to Soror Mary 
hagm following the death of her 

Fiesta: We are looking forward 

to our Spring Fiesta on March 

26, 1955 in Willcox Gymnasium. 

Bernice A. Westley, Reporter. 

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority 

The members of Rho Beta 
Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Soror- 
ity will observe Finer Woman- 
hood Week with the Savannah 
graduate chapter. Sunday morn- 
ing, February 27, we will worship 
at the Second Baptist Church, 
The guest speaker will be Soror 
Nancy B. Woodbridge, professor 
of English, Hampton Institute, 
Soror Nancy Woodbridge is for- 
mer Grand Basileus. 

Rho Beta is formulating plans 
for the selection of the Zeta's 
Girl of the Year. Watch for de- 
tails about this project. 

Lillie R. Massey, 

The Apes Speak 

The Brothers of Delta Eta 
Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fra- 
ternity presented their Annual 
Education for Citizenship Week 
Program in Chapel on February 
17. Our theme for this program 
was "InteUigent Citizenship In- 
spires Freedom. Peace and Prog- 
ress. Brother Dr. Thomas 
Saunders, chairman of the de- 
partment of Languages and Lit- 
erature, was the guest speaker. 
Panel discussions in keeping 
with the general tlieme were 
presented at Beach and Wood- 
ville High Schools. 

Education for Citizenship is 
a national observance of Alpha 
Phi Alpha and it is designed to 
bring out pointers of good citi- 
zenship— trying to show and 
teach the members of our race 
the significance of education 
and citizenship in becoming the 
type of person that can success- 
fully take their places in our 

Y. W. C. A. 

The Young Women's Christian 
Association of Savannah State 
College had as its guest this 
month the National Student Sec- 
retary of the Southern Region, 
Miss Doris V. Wilson, Miss Wil- 
son met with the young women 
of the dormitory at an informal 
"Coke Party" Tuesday evening, 
February 1. An all-college 
women's meeting was held the 
following day at noon. We were 
given much information that 
was both vital and interesting. 
Since we are now affiliated with 
the national body, we realize 
that we have responsibilities to 
both our campus and the nation- 
al Y ,W. C. A. However, these 
responsibilities cannot be met 
without an active membership. 
We are therefore asking that as 
many young women as possible 
will become members of the "Y." 

The Y. W. C- A. celebrates its 
100th birthday this year. Watch 
current magazines for articles 
concerning this celebration. The 

February issue of the Journal of 
Health and Physical Education, 
and the Woman's Home Com- 
panion have very interesting ar- 
ticles about this world-wide oc- 

Georgia Simpson. 

Dorothy Moore, 


This We Believe 

Homer Bryson, Jr. 

The men of Omega, after a hi- 
larious time at their annual 
Mardi Gras Ball, have settled 
down to some serious thinking. 
Oddly enough this was brought 
about by their little brothers. 

It is expected that each pledge 
club leave something with the 
chapter. This year's group pro- 
poses to leave a project border- 
ing on the intangible rather 
than on the intangible, in the 
hope that what good men do will 
live long after the evil is in- 
terred with their bones. 

With this in mind the men of 
The Shield, along with their 
little brothers, have pledged 
themselves to bettering relations 
between campus and off -campus 
students and between the stu- 
de nts in general. For this, we 
believe, is the only way to 
strengthen our student govern- 
ment and give us a student body 
with a rejuvenated school spirit. 

Society Slants 

By Eli/ahelli Joidaii 
What a grand time we had! 
their guests 

Foreign Language Class 

The Omegas and 
had the thrill of their lives as 
they danced to the music of "The 
Blazers" in Willcox Gymnasium 
Saturday night. February 12. 
The affair was climaxed with 
much gaiety and laughter. What 
was the occasion . . .? The 
Omega's Annual Mardi Gras Ball. 

What in the heck is the 
Mambo , . .? Well, we learned 
at the Scrollers Mambo Dance. 
The Scrollers of Gamma Chi 
Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi fra- 
ternity gave a Mambo dance in 
Willcox Gymnasium on the 
weekend of the eighth (8thi, 
Everybody was doing the Mambo. 
Music was furnished by Joe Bris- 
tow. A good time was had by all. 

The Vibratone Ensemble of 
Oakland College was presented 
in concert in Meldrim Audito- 
rium on January 27. The pro- 
gram was certainly an inspira- 
tion to music lovers and was en- 
joyed by all who attended. The 
group is especially noted for 
their variety of musical selec- 

We've been waiting . . . 
Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Demons. 
Sr.. of Barnesville. Ga,. proudly 
announce the engagement of 
their charming daughter Shir- 
ley Jaunita, to Mr. Thomas C. 
Johnson, Jr.. of Savannah, Ga, 
Miss Demons is a senior here, 
majoring in elementary educa- 
tion. She is a member of Alpha 
Kappa Alpha sorority, Mr. John- 


$1,000.00 IN CASH PRIZES 

For the Best Essay — (250 to 500 Words] 
On The Subject 

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the Popularity 
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1. Only bonafide studenis of accredited col- 
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2. Essoys must be accompanied by one (1) 
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"OIGA VD" • I ( Ol Tl /■ IIORSEN SIE" 

By W. Larkins 
For the last five weeks, the students of the foreign languages 
classes have been seen entering the broad portals ot the Department 
ot Lauguages and Literature in groups of four or five— remaining 
there for fifteen or twenty minutes and then hastily leaving with 
transfigured faces, muttering strange sayings such as "Habla usted 
espanol. senor?" or Parlez-vous francais?" to each other. The 

mystery does not, however, end 
there. Follow a few of them to 
Herty Hall, pause for a few mo- 
ments outside of the battered 
door of Herty 13 and your be- 
wilderment will increase; tor. 
instead of hearing the weary 
voice ot Mile, Morton, exasperat- 
ingly repeating French phrases 
to an indifferent class, or the 
overworked voice of Senor Lar- 
kins desperately fighting an al- 
ready seemingly lost battle with 
a bored and pseudo-sophisticated 
class, one will hear the resonant 
voices of native speakers of the 
languages in question, immedi- 
ately followed by the voices of 
students who are now Intensely 

son is a sophomore majoring in 


Mr. and Mrs, Henry L. Jackson, 
Sr., of Valdosta, Ga.. announce 
the engagement of their daugh- 
ter. Marinese, to Charlie Locke, 
son ot Mr. and Mrs. Tommy 
Locke of Vidalia, Ga. Miss Jack- 
son is a senior majoring in ele- 
mentary education, Mr. Locke 
is a 1954 graduate of Savannah 
State College and is presently 
employed at Greensboro High 
School, Greensboro, Ga. 

No man ever plotted revolution 
on a full stomach. A world at 
work and at least reasonably 
well fed is a world at peace. 
— James F. Byrnes 

Interested in the learning ot the 

What created this revolution- 
ary attitude on the part of the 
students toward the learning of 
a foreign language? What dy- 
namic and wonderfully mysteri- 
ous force has surreptitiously 
wrought this astounding change? 
These are probably some of the 
questions which are pricking the 
mhids of the casual observers ot 
this phenomenal change. The 
answer is really simple. One 
realized that the voices of two 
overloaded teachers were not 
enough to create, on the parts 
of the students, an earnest de- 
sire to advance further than a 
fluent command of "Habla usted 
espanol?" or "Parlez-vous fran- 
cais?" with this purpose In 
mind, a Listening Laboratory 
has been established . 

The purpose of the laboratory 
is simple. It affords the student 
an opportunity to listen for a 
prolonged period to the voices 
of native speakers by means of 
earphone attachments. As many 
as eight students may listen at 
one time. The materials used 
for this purpose are of the best 
variety and are arranged so that 
the average student may derive 
the highest degree of benefit 
from them. 

The laboratory technique of 
teaching does not, however, end 
there in Parson's Annex. Almost 
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February, 1955 

Sports As I See It 

James O'Neal 

The Savannah State Tigers 
pulled their biggest upset of the 
season when they defeated the 
highly favored KnoxvUle Col- 
lege 77-70 in an overtime game 
at Savannah. 

The Tigers probably played 
their best defensive game of the 
year in holding the sharp-shoot- 
ing Knoxville "5" to 67 points 
when the first forty minutes of 
the game were over. Before 
coming to Savannah, Knoxville 
had averaged 100.5 points per 
game and had played some of 
the top Negro teams of the na- 
tion. With this record Savan- 
nah was expected to be another 
easy victory for the high scoring 
boys from Knoxville. 

Coach Wright used only six 
players in this game and each 
one was at his best. All the 
regular stars hit into the dou- 
ble figures except big "GU " 
Jackso n, who did a magnificent 
■jftfi wilh rebounds on both back- 
boards. Last year the Tigers 
won over Knoxville — 78-66. 

The Tigers have thus far a 
15-7 record and hold double 
victories over Claffin University, 
Albany State, Paine Coltcge. 
Florida Normal and Fort Valley 
State. They have single wins 
over North Carolina College and 
Knoxville. They divided meet- 
ings with Bethume-Cookman. 
Benedict, and Clark College and 
dropped decisions to Morris, 
South CaroUna State and Allen 
University. The Savannah Tigers 
have lost only one conference 
game and have two more games 
to play before the S E, A. C. 
Tourney in Savannah on Feb- 
ruary 25-26. 

With this record, the Tigers 
will be a strong contender for 
an invitation to the National 
Tournament for their second 
year in succession. 

S. S. C. Splits With Bethume 

The Savannah State Tigers 
split a doublelieader at Savan- 
nah with Bethume Cookman. 
The Savannah girls lost their 
second game in 4 years by los- 
ing to Bethume 27-37. The Sa- 
vannah State boys made it 7 
games in a row in defeating 
Bethune 67-50. 

Ruth Wright of Bethune was 
high scorer for the girls with 12 
points. Clara Bryant was high 
for Savannah with 10 points. 
Bethune led 11-19 at half time. 

The Savannah State boys' at- 
tack was led by Cecilio WilUams 
with 20 points. Otis Brock had 
19. Helmsley was high for Be- 
thune with 12 points. 

S. S. C. 84— Fla. Nim. 79 
Savannah State boys won their 
sixth straight conference game 
as they came from behind and 
won 84-79 in an overtime period 
over Florida Nim. at St. Augus- 
tine, Fla. 

Otis Brock led Savannah's at- 
tack with 25 points. Cecilio 
Williams had 22. Bradley was 
the high scorer for Florida with 
26 points. He was followed by 
Johnson with 16. Florida led at 
halftime. 41-31, 

Savannah State girls lost to 
Florida 27-34 in the opening 
game. Hall was high scorer for 
Florida with 14 points. Rosa 
Moore was high for Savannah 
with 7, Florida led at half time, 

S. S. C. Divided With Morris 

Savannah State boys and girls 
divided a doubleheader with 
Morris College at Sumter, S. C. 
The Savannah girls won their 
game 55-24 while the boys were 
losing 74-65 to Morris. 

Otis Brock and Cecilio of Sa- 
vannah were high scorers of the 
game with 20 points each. Rob- 
ert Lewis had U. 

Morris* "big gun.s" were R. 

Dorsey and J. Davis with 15 
points each. Savannah trailed at 
halftime 33-28. 

Gwendolyn Keith led the Sa- 
vannah giris with 27 points. 
Clars Bryant had 15. J. Bennet 
was high for Morris girls with 8 
points. Savannah led 29-9 at 

Tigers Down Claflin 87-78 
Claflin trailed Savannah all 
through the game and lost to 
the sharpshooting Savannah- 
ians 87-78 at Orangeburg. S. C. 
Noel Wright, Cecello Williams 
and Otis Brock each hit 22 points 
for the Tigers, Arthur Butler 
took scoring honors of the game 
for Claflin with 26 points. 
Selema Mannings had 14 
points. Claflin was behind 
40-31 at halftime. 

S. S. C. 83— Paine 69 

Savannah defeated Paine Col- 
lege 83-69 at Augusta. 

Williams and Brock were high 
scorers for Savannah with 15 
points each. 

R. Williams led Paine with 23 
points. J- Wimbley had 16. Sa- 
vannah led at halftime 37-31. 

S S. C. Wins Over Albany 
and Florida Nim. 

Savannah State Tigers re- 
mained undefeated in conference 

games as both boys and girls 
took doubleheaders from Albany 
State College at Albany and 
Fla. Nim, College at Savannah. 
The Savannah girls won their game by defeating Albany 
45-30 and then winning over 
Florida 31-22. The Savannah 
boys ran over Albany 94-67, and 
then downed the Florida boys, 

S. S. C Wins Four from 
Fort Valley 
Savannah State boys and girls 
won two doubleheaders from 
Fort Valley State College. In the 
first two games which were 
played at Savannah, Gwendolyn 
Keith with 28 points, led the 
Savannah girls with a 48-26 vic- 
tory over Fort Valley. Eva King 
was high for Fort Valley with 
10. S. S C. led at half time. 

[<:,.nlini,cd Ir.mi I'uge 1) 

Diane Danzi, Esther Lakin, Joan 
Delehanty. Jeanne Davis and the 

The play was directed by Leo 
Brady, and coached by Dr. Jose- 
phine M. Callan. 

Meldrlm Auditorium was filled 
to its capacity with spectators 
who came to witness Shake- 
speare's great "JuUus Caesar," 

It is one of the charitable dis- 
pensations of Providence that 
perfection is not essential to 
friendship. — Alexander Smith 


So many students have the 
idea that a rehgious book is one 
that they would prefer not read- 
ing because it is too difficult for 
them to understand. But this 
type of reading is not the only 
one available in the field of re- 
ligion. Religious reading trends 
are toward books that deal with 
moral and spiritual problems in 
Christian living, convey an in- 
spirational impulse toward per- 
sonal self-adjustment or em- 
phasize social or ethical matters. 
It is interesting to note the cur- 
rent socializing and secularizing 
of religious activities in an at- 
tempt to strengthen youth in 
moral faith and principles of 
justice and equality. 

Books of general interest: 
Dark Glory, by Harry V. Rich- 
ardson, attempts to discover the 
basic difficulties that have set 
present patterns of rural church 
life. This work brings out the 
institutional problems of the 
church, the social and economic 
conditions and the interracial 
atmosphere in which the church 
must exist and by which it must 
be limited. 

Lights Along the Shore, by 
Fulton Oursler, is a compilation 
of this well known author's 
shorter works. These short ar- 
ticles are both factual and fic- 
tional. Among them are included 
some most unusual success 

Song Recital 
Given Jan. 27 

Ida Lee 

The Student Council was for- 
tunate to secure the famou.s 
Vibratone Ensemble from Oak- 
land College, Huntsville. Ala,, 
for a recital of songs in January 
The program consisted of some 
of the famous Negro spirituals 
■'Dry Bones," "Steal Away," 
classical selections: "Beautiful 
Dreamer," "To Be Alone," and 
folk songs "MacDonald's Farm," 
"Jim," These songs were sun^ 
in the Ensemble's own arrange- 

The famous Vibratone Ensem- 
ble, which was on a two week 
tour, had appeared that week oi 
five radio programs and tw^ 
television networks. 


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any day. the professors Larkin 
and Morton can be seen trudgin 
along toward their respectiv 
classes loaded down with th. 
listening equipment in what 
seems to be an intense attitude 
on their part to make the lab 
oratory technique an integr;: 
part of the foreign language pro 
gram. Dejenos decir saludos 
los buenos profesores de If 
idiomas extranjeros. 

When you rise in the mornim 
form a resolution to make th 
day a happy one to a fellow- 
creature. —Sydney Smitli 



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Tin; I II. !■ lis IIOM! 

Animal Trade 
Contest March 24 

By Homer Bryson, Jr. 

On March 24-25, the Georgia 

Youth Industrial Education As- 
sociation is convening at Savan- 
nah State College, bringing with 
it the state-wide trade contest. 

Competitive performance test,s 
:ire being held in brick mason- 
ry, carpentry, shoe repairing, 
radio, and beauty culture. 

This year a new phase has 
been added to the industrial arts 
-■ontest. Several students from 
the various schools will submit 
projects to be judged, which they 
iiave made in their schools. 

The Department of Industrial 
Education, along with the Trade 
^association here at Savannah 
otate College has made plans 
;or the awards, night socials, and 
jur of the city for the parti- 
1 I pants. 

The folloning people ;ire me.nhers ..I the Tiber's Roar and 
Enterpriser staff making plans for Press Institute Week. They are. 
left to right, sitting, front row: James O'Neal, Clarence Lofton. 
George Johnson, Alice Bevens, JuHa Baker. Nadene Cooper, Farris 
Hudson. WiiUe Lou Hopkins and Johnny Gilbert. Standing, left to 
right: Thomas Evans. Isaiah Mclver, Florance Bodison. Julius Brown, 
Jessie Mae Thompson, Carter Peek and Thomas Locke. 

SSC Sponsors the Foiirlli 
iiinual Statewide Press Institute 

By -Alice Bevens 

On Mpvch 23 to 27, Savannah State College sponsors the Fourth 
Anrual Statewide Press Institute with the Second Annual Reporters 
Seminar and the First Annual Radio Announcers Institute for 
faculty advisors and the editors and staffs of student newspapers 
^nd yearbooks, both elementary and high schools. The theme for 
this year is "Building Better Citizenship." 

All publications and news ar- C. Upshur, assistant director; 
tides will be rated. Certificates Mrs. Gwendolyn L. Bass, secre- 
of pai-ticipation and trophies will tary, and Dr. W. K. Payne, Presi- 
Awarded. Schools competing dent of Savannah State College. 

fur trophies are sending student 
publications, yearbooks and news 

The program will include regis- 
tiation, a tour of the campus, a 
kcture-forum, workshops i n 
news writing and editing, gen- 
eral assembly, music, a tour of 
Fort Pulaski, radio workshops, 
stations WDAR and WJIV, dis- 
plays of yearbooks, viewbooks. 
tiiagazines, mimeographed pub- 
lications, printed publications, 
specialized journalistic writing, 
evaluation session, reporters 
S'^minar, and a play — "The Pro- 
fessor Proposes." 

The coordinator of this Insti- 
tute is Wilton C. Scott. Director 
of Public Relations, Savannah 
Slate College; Walter W, Left- 
wich is Director; Miss Althea 
Morton, special aide; Mrs, Luetta 

William Gordon, Managing 
Editor, The Atlanta Daily World; 

Miss Albertha E. Boston, Instruc- 
tor, Department of Business. Sa- 
vannah State College; Mrs. 
Countess Y. Cox, Instructor, Cuy 
ler Junior High School. Savan- 
nah, Ga,; Miss Eunice Wright, 
Secretary, Personnel Depart- 
ment, Savannah State College; 
Robert C. Long, Associate Pro- 
fessor, Department of Business. 
Savannah State College; Mrs, 
Josephine Hubert, Assistant. 
General Education Division. Sa- 
vannah State College ; William 
Fowlkes, Editor, Georgia Edition, 
Pittsburgh Courier, Atlanta ; 
Marion Jackson. Sports Editor, 
Atlanta Daily World, Atlanta ; 

Tiger''s Roar 
Neiv Feature 

Nadene Cooper 

The Tiger's Roar staff has add- 
ed to its publication a new fea- 
ture, "A Student of the Month". 
This feature was not only added 
in an effort to stimulate an in- 
terest among the many readers 
of the paper, but also to en- 
courage and promote the kind 
of qualities within students that 
are thought to be of prime im- 
portance in the development of 
a well-rounded individual. 

In selecting the student of the 
month, the following qualities 
are sought: A friendly attitude 
toward all, prejudice toward 
none; high moral character; ac- 
tive participation in various or- 
ganizations; normal intelligence; 
average and above scholarship, 
and a wholesome outlook on life. 
These are considered as the most 
essential traits which an indi- 
vidual must have in order to 
represent a well developed per- 

Alpha Nu To Be Host to National 
Convention of Alpha Kappa Mn 

By William Weston 

Alpha Nu Chapter of Alpha Kappa Mu Honor Society will serve 
a.s host to the Seventeenth Annual Convention to be held March 
31-April 2, The theme of the convention will be "The Role of the 
Scholar in an Evolving Society." 

On March 31, registration for delegates and visitors to the con- 
vention will be held at 10:00 a.m, in Meldrim Hall; and will be 
followed by chapter reports, re- 

ports of national officers, and 
the appointment of committees. 
Many other events are planned 
for the convention. 

Founded by Dr, George W. 
Gore, Jr. (now president of Flor- 
ida A. and M. University), in No- 
vember. 1937, and originally 
named the Federation of Scho- 
lastic Honor Societies, Alpha 
Kappa Mu has grown from an 
organization of five loyal honor 
societies in Negro Colleges to a 
present organization of over fifty 
chapters. In 1939 Alpha Kappa 
Mu became established as a na- 
tional organization. Since 1948 
the organization has been listed 

in Bairds Manual, the official 
Blue Book for American Frater- 
nities and Sororities. In Febru- 
ary, 1950. the Society was of- 
ficially admitted as a general 
scholarship organization by the 
National Association of Honor 

The purposes of Alpha Kappa 
Mu shall be to promote high 
scholarship, to encourage sin- 
cere and zealous endeavors in all 
fields of knowledge and services; 
to cultivate a high order of per- 
sonal living and to develop an 
appreciation for scholarly work 
and endeavor in others. 

Barbara V. Branson is Presi- 
dent of the local chapter and Dr. 
E. K. Williams is adviser. 

P. H. Stone 

P H. Stone, state supervisor 
of Negro agricultural extension 
work in Georgia, was named this 
week by Extension Administrator 
Clarence M, Ferguson to succeed 
the late John W. Mitchell as a 
member of the Federal Exten- 
sion Service staff. The veteran 
agricultural leader will assume 
his duties in Washington about 
April 15, 

In his new post, Mr. Stone will 
serve as assistant to the Assist- 
ant Administrator-Programs of 
the Federal Extension Service, 
His duties will include assisting 
in developing extension pro- 
grams, working working with 
State Extension Services. 

After graduation, with a di- 
ploma in one hand and a World 
War I draft card in the other, he 
headed for a training camp in 
Georgia. His camp buddy was 
the supervisor of Negro exten- 
sion work in that state. When 
the war was over, he returned 
to Georgia to work as a county 
agent under his Army friend. 

Mr- Stone is married and has 
six children. He has made his 
home in Savannah, Ga., on the 
campus of the State College there 
since 1926. 

Dr. Latimer 
Joins Faculty 

Di. William K. Payne an- 
nounces the appointment of Dr, 
James L, Latimer in the Depart- 
ment of Education at Savannah 
State College. 

Dr, Latimer received his B.S. 
degree from New York Univer- 
sity, the M.A. degree from Co- 
lumbia University and the Ph.D. 
degree from London University 
in England. 

He has had teaching experi- 
ence at Bennett College, Hous- 
ton, TlUiston College, in New 
York and in the Virgin Islands. 

Vol. 8, No . 7 

Eicihlh Annual MeuV Festival 
At SSC IJuriiiiv April 11-20 

Dr. M, Gordon Brown, Assistant Chancellor of the University 
System of Georgia, will open the Eighth Annual Men's Festival at 
Savannah State College at noon on Thursday. April 14, with a speech 
in observance of PAN AMERICAN DAY. Dr. Brown has traveled 
widely in Europe and Latin America and hodls degrees from the 
University of Mexico. University of Madrid, Spain, and the University 
of Dijon. France. During April 14-20 the men of the College will 
sponsor an elaborate array of cultural, religious, social and edu- 
cational events. 

Other prominent speakers in- 
clude Dr. H, M. Collier, Jr., Sa- 
vannah State College Alumnus 
and President of the Hub Civic 
Club, who has just returned from 
the Far East where he served as 
a Captain in the Ujiited States 
Army Medical Corps; Dr. R. 
Grann Lloyd, Chairman of the 
Department of Economics and 
Research at Savannah State Col- 
lege, and Managing Editor of 
the Negro Educational Review: 
and Reverend P. A, Patterson, 
Pastor of the Butler Memorial 
Presbyterian Church In Savan- 

The main speakers this year 
are men who have traveled 
abroad, and although the Fes- 
tival does not have a theme, em- 
phasis will be placed upon pro- 
moting good human relations. 

Dr. W. K. Payne, President of 
Savannah State College, is serv- 
ing as Honorary Chairman tliis 
year. Robert P. Jackson of Madi- 
son, a Senior majoring in Social 
Science, is General Chairman; 
and George Johnson, a Senior 
majoring in General Science, is 
General Secretary, E. A. Ber- 
trand. Comptroller; Nelson R. 
Freeman, Counselor of Men; and 
William Jimmerson Holloway, 
Dean of Men, are the faculty 

Over 100 awards will be made 
to the men during this Festival, 
the most coveted being the 
plaque designating as "Man of 
the Year" the student whose 
achievements and contributions 
have been most significant. 

The roster of committees fol- 
lows: Athletic Committee: Frank 
P. Johnson, Chairman; Al Fra- 
zier, James O'Neal, Ross Pearly 
and Cecilio J. Williams; Awards 
Committee : George Johnson, 
Chairman; Earl Green. Elonnie 
J. Josey. Cecilio J. Williams and 
Dr. E. K, Williams: Banquet 
Committee: William M. Walt- 
hour, Chairman; Walter McCall 
and James O, Thomas; Exhibits 
Committee: Gerue Ford. Chair- 
man: Phillip Hampton and Car- 
ter Peek; Feast Committee: Wal- 
ter McCall, Chairman: Isaiah 
Mclver and Johnny Ponder; 
Publicity Committee: Benjamin 
Graham, Chairman; Wilton C. 
Scott. Thomas R. Evans and 
James L. O'Neal: Radio and Tele- 
vision Committee: James O. 
Thomas. Chairman; Theodore N. 
Collins. Curtis V, Cooper. Thomas 
R, Evans and William N. Wes- 
ton; Religious Activities Com- 
mittee: Carter Peek. Chairman: 
Reverend Andrew J. Hargrett 
and Gerue Ford; Social Commit- 
tee: Theodore N. Collins. Chair- 
man; Earl Berksteiner and John- 
ny Ponder; Talent Show Com- 
mittee: Leon Jones, Chairman; 
Edgar Griffith. Eddie McKissick 
and Dennis Williams. 

Prof. E. J. Dean 
Has Master Degree 

Professor E. J. Det^n, head of 
the Department of Social Science, 
has been informed by Columbia 

University that he has completed 
the requirements for the degree 
of Doctor of Education in His- 
tory. Prof, Dean received the 
bachelor of arts degree from 
Kentucky State College and the 
master of arts degree from Co- 
lumbia University. The subject 
of his doctoral dissertation is 
"Social Studies in the Negro High 
Schools of Georgia, 1952," 

He holds membership in the 
National Council for the Social 
Studies, Board of Directors of the 
National Council for the Social 
Studies, Co-chairman for the 
State of Georgia on the Pro- 
fessional Relations Committee of 
the National Council for the So- 
cial Studies, Phi Delta Kappa 
Honorary Society, American 
Academy of Political and Social 
Science, American Association of 
University Professors, Associa- 
tion of Social Science Teachers, 
and Georgia Teachers and Edu- 
cation Association, 

Mrs. John L. Gordon 

Receives Ph.D. 

The Ph. D, degree in sociology 
was awarded to Mrs. Joan L. 
Gordon at the University of 
Pennsylvania in February. Dr. 
Gordon is associate professor of 
Sociology at Savannah State Col- 

The dissertation for her doc- 
torate was a study of "Some So- 
cio-Economic Aspects of Selected 
Negro Families in Savannah ; 
With Special Reference to the 
Effects of Occupational Stratifi- 
cation on Child Rearing." 

Dr. Gordon is a member of the 
American Sociological Society. 
American Academy of Political 
and Social Sciences. National 
Council for the Social Studies. 

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March, 195 


Associate Editor 
Managing Editor 
Feature Editor 
Society Editor, 
Sports Editor 
Assistant Sports Editors 
Exchange Editor 
Copy Editor 

Fashion Editor 


Photo Editor 

Ralph Roberson, 

Clarence Lofton 

George Johnson 

Farris Hudson 

Marneise Jackson 

Elizabeth Jordan 

James O'Neal 

Johnny Gilbert, Jr. 

Alice Bevens 

Mary G. Bacon 

Janet D. Colvln 

Gerue Ford 

Thomas Locke 

The Periscope 


Business Manager 
Circulation Manager 
Advertising Manager 

James Thomas 

Isaiah Mclver 

..Constance Green 

Nadene Cooper 


Dorothy Ree Davis, Charles Ashe, Maria Rosetta Mohammed, 
Dorotliy Davis. Veronica Walden. 


Ida Mae Lee, Neator Doyks. Rosa Mae Stubbs, Glennis Scott, Thom- 
as Evans, Nancy Smith, Johnnie Mae Thompson, James Dearing, 
Jean Williams, Irving Dawson, Julius Browning, Nettye Handy, 
Gwendolyn Proctor, Janio Mae Parson, Josle Glenn, Slhrley Demons, 
Sadie Hall. Cecilllo Williams, Josephine English, Florence Bodlson, 
Willie L. Hopkins. 


Miss A, V. Morton Mr. W. W. Leftwlch 
Member of: 

Better Citizenship on Our Campus 

Better Citizenship on Our Col- 
lege Campus. 

During the period of time that 
we are exposed to the vast 
amounts of wholesome facilities 
on our college campus, we should 
stop and realize the fact that 
each individual is a part of a 
whole. Each individual student 
is expected to develop himself 
to his fullest capacities by ac- 
cepting the importance of the 
task of citizenship. 

In order to Improve in this 
area, we as students must drop 
our buckets down into the freely 
running streams and draw from 
them the ideas which will con- 
stitute improvement in citizen- 
ship. For improvement we must 
consider the things with which 
we are equipped. We are equipped 
with a mind for better citizen- 
ship; this mind must be trained 
to think of your rights as an in- 
dividual an dthe rights of others 
as well. 

The role of citizenship on our 
campus is very essential because 
it is something that will affect 
all of us pro or con. It is some- 
thing that will make our Insti- 
tution stand out by indicating 
to the world that this is a col- 
lege with people who know their 
rights as citizens. 

Our ideas toward anything 
should be expressed in the prop- 
er manner so that it can re- 
flect Its true value. We as cit- 
izens on our campus should use 
the different media for expres- 
sion, such as the student news- 
paper, the student council, vari- 
ous programs and social gather- 
ings. The process of careful and 
thorough evaluation of a per- 
sonal opinion should be consid- 
ered the force and the actual 
opinion that is presented. Let 
us pledge to put into effect bet- 
ter citizenship on our campus. 

The Price of Glory 

Cecilio Williams 
Man is the most complete class 
of animals. One of the basic 
differences in man is the varia- 
tion of degrees of ambition. The 
facts are not clear as to what is 
the source of the fantastic drive 
known commonly as ambition. 

Ambition is evident in the in- 
dividual as early as childhood. 
The individual then aspires to be 
a baseball player, a teacher, an 
acrobat, or "just like daddy." 

By the time he reaches the 
adolescent stage the individual is 
curved toward a definite ambi- 
tion. A desire to excell in a defi- 
nite field is his main purpose. 
He competes against others to 
satisfy his ambitious eagerness. 
The word competition means 
nothing to the average man. To 
the ambitious it means a chal- 
lenge, a method of classification, 
a mode of improvement. 

Selfishness is one basis of am- 
bition. All individuals possess a 
certain degree of egotism. This 
quality is acceptable as long as 
it is employed for the advance- 
ment of the individual without 
endangering the happiness of 

Few scientists, artists, poets 
and athletes are bom geniuses 
in their fields. Those so called 
"gifted individuals" are not only 
of high intellect but study and 
try to accomplLsh much more 
than natural ability could pro- 
vide for them. 


On the other hand, there are 
many who are not the genius 
type but, with a mixture of self 
confidence, sacrifices, and will- 
ingness to work excel in achiev- 
ing their goals. 

A current example of this is 
the achievement of James Dens- 
ler a former student of Savan- 
nah State College. Jimmy, as his 
friends call him, was In my es- 
timation, a very good student. 
Far from being a genius ( he 
does not profess to be), he was 
one of the most studious pupils 
I have known. Densler was nev- 
er satisfied until he had worked 
all the problems assigned to him 
and the ones that were not. He 
stayed ahead of the teacher in 
her assignments because of his 
interest in his lessons. 

After the accomplishment of 
his goal, the individual estab- 
lished a quota within himself in 
which his production lives with 
his ability, If the production 
does not qualify to his self-in- 
spection, the ambitious individ- 
ual tries to obtain and evaluate 
the opinion of others regarding 
his ability and product. After 
weighing the pros and cons of 
the arguments, he tries to better 
his product by concentrating in 
the area of his deficiency or 
"weak spot," In the case of an 
awkward basketball player, he 
would try to develop his muscu- 
lar co-ordination by means of 

i Continued on I'age 4j 

Message from the President 

International News 

The voting of the West Ger- 
man Bundestag for Germany's 
rearmament withing the Atlantic 
Alliance was a decisive advance 
toward the long-debated, often 
despaired of goal of lining up 
the West Germans with the 
West. This vote; however, was 
not the last word, for the Ger- 
man Upper House still has to be 
heard from. Both sides in the 
cold war, that the west and the 
business, had labeled the Ger- 
man vote a point of no return 
and the communists, in a speech 
by Foreign Minister Molotov, 
retribution should the decision 
go against them. I am of the 
same opinion as West Germany's 
Chancellor Konrad Adenaur. who 
maintains that the rearmament 
vote need not prevent the Rus- 
sians from negotiating with the 
west; but in fact it might even 
encourage them to negociate, I 
agree solely with him when he 
said "Strength is what the Rus- 
sians respect." 

Chiang Kai-shek's beleaguered 
Nationalists have made three re- 
treats in~"six~weeks and are on 
the verge of making a fourth. 
First, it was Yilrang that fell 
in battle, then the Tachens were 
given up under the United States 
protection and pressure. Third 
the Nationalists have evacuated 
Nanchl and presently they are 
on the verge of evacuating Mat- 
sue. How long will the Nation- 
alists continue to retreat with 
the communists continuing to 
press on? This has been the 
question foremost in my mind 
since the nationalists gave up 
the Tachen Islands. Perhaps an 
answer was given when Secre- 
tary of State John Foster Dulles, 
told Britain's Foreign Minister 
Sir Anthony Eden at the con- 
ference of Southeast Asia Treaty 
Organization in Bangkok, that 
the United States has no interest 
in Quermoy and Matsu which 
would force Nationalist exacua- 
tion; but that an attack on For- 
mosa would mean war. 

Frani^e's new premier is a Rad- 
ical Socialist whose name is Edar 
Faure. Unlike Mendes-France 
who talked the languaged of ac- 
tion. Using such expressions as 
"Original," "doring." the need 
for a psychological sock," and 
"you must choose." Faure talks 
the language of moderation and 
gradualist. He speaks of "Carom 
shots" and "economic billiards," 
■■If you can't get over an ob- 
stacle, go around it," he likes to 

Cynics call Faure "the jug- 
gler" and the cainet he presented 
wbas a masterpiece. An explana- 
tion for this name may be un- 
derstood from the following 
statement. Premier Faure 
pledged his government to carry 
through Mendes' proposed home 
rule for Tunisia, but appointed 
as Minister for Tunisian and 
Moroccan Affairs a dissident 
Gaullist who strongly opposes it. 
This particular appointment in- 
dicated an attempt to strike an 
"exact middle" which might in 
practice turn out to be a dead 

The foreign policy of Faure is 
the same as that of Mendes- 
France. He pledges quick ratifi- 
cation of the Paris accord for 
German rearmament, but a new 
effort immediately thereafter for 
talks with Russia. Domestically, 
he avowed Mendes' "psycholog- 

It is interesting to observe the concept which students hold of 
a college education. In many instances their concern has been 
chiefly centered about education that would ultimately contribute 
toward a vocation. This concept grew rapidly under the increasing 
industrialization of our society and the growing concept of employ- 
ment for everyone. To many, the college education was considered 
significant only in terms of jobs or positions which could be secured 
at the completion of a curriculum or degree program. 

Although many students have discovered that the amount of 
time needed to earn a living has been greatly reduced from decade 
to decade, they have not recognized the need for training for other 
aspects of living. Reference is made here particularly to education 
for the use of the lengthening leisure time. Since this period of 
time has become a large section of one's Ufe. it now becomes neces- 
sary to plan definitely for leisure-time living. Students will need to 
learn how to direct their education in this area themselves. The 
close relationship of the use of the leisure period to the vacatioi-| 
and enjoyable living becomes more evident each year. Along wit!i 
formal training one should acquire skills and interests in actlvitiis 
which may not necessarily contribute directly to earning a living 

Hobbies and recreational activities are basic needs of all in- 
dividuals. While the student acquires his college education, he ought 

to be exploring activities and learning things that will contribute 
to the increasing segment of life known as leisure. Every student 
should plan in his schedule some time to learn new games, physical 
and social, and activities which one would enjoy doing for the sake 
of activity. A variety of interests should be cultivated beyond the 
level of the average performance. In practically every instanc', 
this program can be integrated with the student's program of 
studies without limiting one's success in his studies and at veiy 
small or no additional co-st. The time to begin such a program ^ 
now. It can be started with a single activity and increased bot -| 
in variety and number as the year progresses, 

W. K. PAYNE, President 

leal sock" promised a conserva- 
tive program of increasing pro- 
duction, cutting prices and rais- 
ing wages slightly. 

National News 

After savage name-calling po- 
htical debate, the Democratic 
majority of the House of Repre- 
sentatives passed and sent to the 
Senate a bill to cut income taxes 
by $20 per capita. 

It is the belief of this reporter 
that the bill will probably die in 
the Senate. For the Democrates 
it might be better political ideas 
than motive ! The voters will 
know that the Democrats fought 
a good fight for lower taxes. If 
it shoul pass, the average tax- 
payer would take home only a 
$1.55 more a week — a dribble un- 
likely to start a Democratic flood 
tide, especially if an increased 
federal budget deficit causes a 
rise in the cost of living. 

Literary Taste 

A book may be a flower that 

A road to a far town 
A I'oof, a well, a tower; 
May be a staff, a crook 
— ^Elizabeth Woodworth Reese, 

Periodically your library prints 
a classified list of recent acqui- 
sitions which inform the reading 
public of the new books avail- 
able for their use. Reading in- 
terests vary widely and the type 
of books that reach the "best 
seller" lists take interesting 
"twists." At present the biogra- 
phies of famous people in the 
public eye are leading in popu- 
larity in the nonfiction group. 
Such books as: 

Aldrich- Gertrude Lawrence As 
Mrs. A. 

Buck. My Several Worlds. 

Roth. I'll Cry Tomorrow. 

Sandburg- Azraham Lincoln 
are very much in demand 

The inspirational books of Nor- 
man Vincent Peale still rate 
high. From these inspirational 
books readers are seeking per- 
sonal guidance and means of 
iproving world-wide thinking in 
these uncertain times. 

In whatever area your reading 
interest fits, your College library 
affords a variety of selections for 
your reading pleasure. 

The Masonry 

By A. C. Carter 
Department Chairman 

To the layman, masonry wit i 
reference to building construi - 
tion is generally conceived as a i 
undignified vocation or job thi : 
can easily be performed bv 
flunkies. However, it should b.' 
well understood that the most 
outstanding journeymen of this 
most unlimited vocation posse.^s 
a technical "know how" that is 
founded upon an extensive area 
of architectural understanding, 
mathematics and craftsmanship 
dating back to the very cradle 
of our civilization. Today, more 
than 709c of all building con- 
struction is masonry, and that 
there will inevitably be an in- 
creased percentage is logically 

Masonry at Savannah State 
College is not only brickmason- 
ry as many of us think. Masonry 
has never been so limited as that. 
From time to time as many other 
vocations and professions, it 
must be redefined in accordance 
with existing trends. At this in- 
stitution, masonry consists of 
(1) mixing various types of mor- 
tar: (2) brickmasonry; i3) stone- 
masonry; (4) concrete masonry; 
i5i terrazzo; (6i plastering and 
stuccoing; (7) laying glass block; 
and 1 8 ) lathing. Some of the 
most essentia] related areas in 
which training is given, are 
architectural drawing, blueprint 
reading, masonry mathematics, 
excavating, surveying, and speci- 
fications. Some carpentry is also 

The building of projects rang- 
ing from miniature piers, corners 
and walls to various types ol 
buildings Is emphasized. Masonry 
repairs on existing structures 
are also included. Objectives, in- 
formation and procedures enable 
the students to lay out and build 
the very unlimited and flexible 
variety of projects. Such per- 
sonality traits as cooperation, 
application and industry, neat- 
ness and orderliness, reliability, 
initiative, aptitude, workmanship 
and speed are stressed, observed 
and graded. 

Occasionally, field trips are 
made to points where building 
construction is being carried on, 
and to plants producing building 

The present enrollment con- 
sists of 20 industrial education 
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March. 1955 


f age 3 

Organization Highlights 

Zeta Phi Beta Soririty 

The Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, 
Inc.. selected Women Facing the 
Nef Frontiers as their theme for 
Finer Womanhood Week, Feb- 
ruary 27-March 6. 

The Rho Beta Chapter at Sa- 
vannah State College gave a re- 
ception in honor of Dr. Nancy 
Woolridge. Past Grand Basilues 
and now professor of English at 
Hampton Institute in the lounge 
of Camillia Hubert Hall, Satur- 
day, February 26. 
The Choral Society Presents 

The Choral Society under the 
direction of Dr. Cooleridge 
Braithwaite, motored to Rich- 
mond Hill. Georgia. Marcii 7, 
where they appeared in a con- 
cert. The George Washington 
Carver High School warmly re- 
ceived the group and the entire 
program was a great success. So- 
loists featured in the concert 
were Miss Luia Hadley and Alex- 
nder Luten. The Savannah 
otate College Ensembled was also 
eatured on the program. 

^Cappa Alpha Psi 

Kappa Alpha Psi now has all 

ims geared toward April 22. On 

His date Gamma Chi Chapter 

ill sponsor its Fourth Annual 

ariety Show. Miss Kappa Alpha 

i si will be named and crowned 

. ■■ this affair. 

Very recently brother Henry 
Walaen, of Xi Chapter was on 
ear campus and visited briefly 
V. ith the brothers of Gamma Chi. 
l;rother Walaen had traveled ex- 
t nsively on his scholarship tour 
t'lr Howard University. He was 
i iipressed with our Chapter's 
j: iogress and the way it com- 
1 ires with other chapters of 

J lie Alphas 

The brothers of Delta Eta 
t hapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fra- 
trrnity are still striving to live 
lip to the aims of the fraternity 
—First of All, Servants of All, We 
1 lanscend All. 

In living up to this motto we 
I ■ proud to announce that the 
1 rothers. with the Sisters of 
Gamma Upsilon Chapter of Al- 
l-ha Kappa Alpha Sorority, are 
IM-esenting a play during the 
time of the Press Institute, "The 
Professor Proposes." Brother 
Charles Brannen has been ap- 
pointed to a position on the Fra- 
ternity's Loan Fund. And your 
i.i-'ribe is working with the Press 
Institute and with the Men's 

The Chapter extends to Rev. 
Hargrett and all persons who 
worked on the executive com- 
mittee for Religious Emphasis 
Week, congratulations for a very 
splendid program. We feel that 
this program has made all of us 
see the benefits to be derived 
from strong religious beliefs. 

We the Pyramids 

During the past weeks each 
of the Pyramids has been work- 
ing toward the finer things of 
life. To know that some day we 
may be a part of the great so- 
rority. Delta Sigma Theta, makes 
us strive all the more earnestly 
to be successful. 

We are very proud of our dean 
of pledges, Big Sister Mercedes, 
A, Mitchell, who is working very 
hard with us. Her patience and 
understanding have made her 
an excellent pilot and helper for 

We are now sponsoring a "Miss 
Pyi-amid" contest in which each 
pyramid is involved, competing 
against each otlier. We seem to 
be progressing very well. It seems 
as if each one wants to be 
crowned "Miss Pyramid" In the 
Pnd we hope to run so close to- 

gether that we will alt be con- 
sidered as "Misses Pyramids." 

Your cooperation has been 
greatly appreciated, and we 
thank each of you for it. 

Remember to keep in touch 
with The Tiger's Roar for future 
news of the Pyramids. 


By H. Bryson, Jr. 
A tribute to Omega Seniors: 

When the keys of the Ham- 
mond Organ lead their melodic 
sounds to the strains of God of 
Our Fathers, Alpha Gamma's big 
four will bid farewell to Savan- 
nah State College. 

So well have these young men 
stayed together during their four 
years matriculation that they are 
sometimes called the syndicate. 
Yes, Brothers Ashe. Bryson, Lof- 
ton, and McCall will soon be 
leaving the college community 
which they served so well. They 
are slate dto do their student- 
teaching in Industrial Education 
the spring quarter of this year. 
Also a June candidate for grad- 
uation is Brother Arthur (pee 
wee) Johnson, a well-known man 
about the campus. Bro. Johnson 
is a biology major, and upon 
graduation intends to study 

Perseverance, Scholarship, Man- 
hood and Uplift, by these fruits 
you have known them. 

Rho Beta in the News 

The members of Rho Beta 
Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta So- 
rority are indeed happy to an- 
nounce that Soror Dorothy R. 
Heath received a sorority schol- 
arship. The scholarship was 
given to Soror Heath from the 
Soutlieastern Region of Zeta Phi 
Beta Sorority. Inc. Soror Heath 
is a sophomore, majoring in ele- 
mentary education. She is a na- 
tive of Savannah. 

We deeply regret the illness of 
Soror Gwendolyn Keith. W e 
wish her a speedy recovery. 

What is now history — Rho 
Beta was honored to have Dr. 
Nancy B, Woolridge to visit us 
here on our campus. We gave 
a reception for her in the lounge 
of Camellia Hubert Hall. She 
is a very lovely person, and she 
seemed to have enjoyed meeting 
our students. Soror lone McLen- 
don. Dean Holloway, Miss De- 
lores Perry, Miss Mary Daniels 
and Miss Leona Bolden were 
among those who met her, 

Dr, Woolridge is professor oi' 
history at Hampton Institute. We 
joined our sorors of Alpha Theta 
Zeta in celebration of Finer 
Womanhood Week, at which time 
Dr. Woolridge was guest speaker. 
Our theme was "Women Facing 
New Frontiers," 

On March 10, Rho Beta was in 
charge of the assembly program. 
We were fortunate in being able 
to present Mr. J, Saunders Red- 
ding of Hampton Institute who 
was consultant for the Language 
Arts Festival. He is a distin- 
guished author and a very able 
speaker. He spoke very effective- 
ly on the subject "Books and 
Men," Soror Heath's scholarship 
was presented at this assembly 
by our basileus, Soror Mary 

Society Slants 

Dear Colleagues; 

Spring is just around the cor- 
ner. That means the Spring 
Pormals will be coming up soon. 
Girls, let's get those dresses un- 
packed and boys, please hold 
your pockets because you are 
likely to buy more than one cor- 
sage this year . . . We are loaded 
with activities this spring so be 
on your P's and Q's, 

A Night at a Balloon Ballet 

By Janet Colvin 

On the night of March 4 more 
than one hundred Cinderellas 
and their handsome Princes 
Charming spent a lovely eve- 
ning in the land of a "Balloon 
Ballet." This affair was the An- 
nual Freshman Ball at Willcox 

Dancing under the balloon 
decorated roof to Tiny Austin's 
band, an enjoyable time was 
had by all. The ladies were 
decked in beautiful gowns of all 
the colors in the rainbow. Their 
escorts were very handsome in 
their dark suits and dinner 

On arriving at the ball the 
guests were greeted by the class 
advisers, Miss Althea Morton and 
Mr. A. E. Peacock. Many other 
faculty members attended the 

Just before intermission the 
band played a lively march while 
Jaunita Gilbert and Oliver Swaby 
led a grand march around the 

After the march Misses Julia 
Baker and Arlene Anderson 
served orange colored punch and 

At the close of the evening the 
band played "Good Night, Sweet- 
heart." After the Cinderellas 
and Princes Charming danced to 
this last number they all de- 
parted at the stroke of twelve. 


On the Campus 

By Janet D. Colvin 

Looking across the hallowed 
grounds of SS.C. I see many 
attractions in the new fashions. 
I see Paris at Savannah State. 
The new long rope necklaces, 
long waistlines, and bare sandals 
continue to be the look for '55. 
Many of our young ladies, faculty 
and students alike, are truly liv- 
ing up to the new look. 

I'm sure the fellows will agree 
that this "new look" is quite 
attractive on the ladies. They 
couldn't help but like the Ber- 
muda shorts and long socks 
which are a part of today's 

For the coming summer, Paris 
designer Dior has suggested 
sleeveless dresses with high 
necklines. The colors for the 
coming season are yellow, deep 
rose, pink, avocado green, and 
several shades of purple with 
white accents assessories. The 
favorite fabric will be the per- 
manent pleated cotton in pastel 

The new look and new fabric 
have added more charm and 
glamour to the ladies. This year 
more than ever all women are 
fashion conscious. We tip our 
hats to Mr. Dior and Mr. Deese 
of Paris. 

My Song! 

A Free Verse— S. Green 

Love is my song; the song I sing; 

A song of ecstacy! , . . 

The sweetest thing that God has 

And shall forever be! 

Wake up my darling, wake up 

I say! 
And queen yourself another 

For blooming roses lose their 

But love is sweeter in the spring! 

Let us. then, cherish, and sing, 
While college days slowly rein, 
That love is sung, with music; 

with fun! 
Love shall be, must be, sweeter 

in the spring! 

Alpha Nu chapter of the Alph;i Kappa Mu honor society who 
will serve as host for the seventeenth annual convention to be held 
March 31 to April 2. 1955, at Savannah State College. They are 
from Icit to right: Dr. E. K. Williams, advisor. Barbara Brunson, 
Doris Singleton, William Weston, Glora Spaulding, Nadene Cooper. 
Thomas R. Evans, Ardelma Isaac and Dr. W. K. Payne, president 
of the college. 

Reli*;ious Eiuplia^is Week 
Held F<»l)riiary 27 a Success 

By E. Jordan 

With Rev. William James Simmons of Tennessee State Uni 
versity as guest consulltint, the activities planned by the Religious 
Emphasis Weew Committee went over successfully. Everyone benefit- 
ted from the activities, especially the House Gatherings in Camellia 
Hubert Hall and Richard R. Wright Hall. The discussions were lively 
and informative. Tasty refreshments were served. 

The Hospitality Committee, 
Jessie Thompson, Chairman, gave 
a reception for Rev. Simmons in 
the lounge of Richard R. Wright 
Hall on Sunday. February 27. 

There were two assemblies dur- 
ing the week. Monday, February 
28. the program featured a panel 
discussion, "What I Believe." 
Misses Peolo Wright, Barbara 
Flipper. Jaunita Gilbert. Janet 
Colvin, and Shirley Thomas were 
the participants with Miss 
Yvonne Williams presiding. 
Thursday's assembly program 
featured our guest Rev. Sim- 
mons. James Dearing presided. 

There were several seminars 
with topics related to the theme 
of the week. "An Unchanging 
God in a Changing Society." 

Another outstanding feature of 
the week was the very event. 
The campus students, faculty, 
and members of the Religious 
Emphasis Week Committees had 
breakfast, family style in the col- 
lege dining room. Closely follow- 
ing were Sunday School with 

Joseph Brown in- charge and 
Sunday Morning Worship, where 
the guest made his first formal 
appearance to the college com- 

Other highlights of the week 
included social education pro- 
grams, films, and a retreat. Sev- 
eral persons attended the retreat 
at Savannah Beach Thursday at 
5:30 a.m, Mrs. Sylvia E. Bowcn 
gave an Interesting and timely 

The activities came to a close 
after chapel Thursday in the 
faculty dining room, where the 
program of the week was evalu- 
ated. Thomas Evans was in 

It is certain that the students 
as well as the faculty will join 
with us in saying that this year's 
Religious Emphasis Week was 
one of the best in the history of 
the school. 

The executive members were: 
James Dearing, Chairman. Bar- 
bara Brunson, Secretary and 
Rev. A. J. Hargrett, Advisor. 



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March, 195: 

Sports As 
I See It 

By James L. O'Neal 

Both Savannah State College's 
boys and girls came through as 
expected when they won the 
S.A.E.C. tournament here in Sa- 
vannah State's new gymnasium. 

The girls had no trouble win- 
ning the championship as they 
ran over Albany's States girls 
59-30 and then won the final 
game 37-21 over Florida Normal 
to take the title. Most of the 
girls' attack was lead by Clarl 
Bryant. Rosa Lee Moore and 
Gwendolyn Keith. All three were 
placed on the first All-Confer- 
ence team. Gwendolyn Keith was 
further named the most valuable 
player of girls tournament. 

The Savannah State boys ad- 
vanced to the final by running 
away with Albany 94-67 and 
edged by Claflin University 61- 
59 to take the championship. 
This was the second straight 
year that Savannah eased past 
Claflin. They edged Claflin 
85-84 in the semi-final and 
went on to defeat Morris for 
the championship. 

Robert Lewis, Noel Wright, and 
Otis Brock were named on the 
All-Conference team. Brock was 
named the tournament most val- 
uable palyer. All three of these 
players will return next season. 
There will be, however, a big 
hole created by tlie absence of 
Cecilio Williams, who has worn 
the blue and orange his last 
time. Williams is a senior from 
Panama and has averaged more 
than 20 points per game for the 
past three seasons. 

Gilbert Jaclcson, along with 
Clevon Johnson and Charles 
Ashe, will probably replace Wil- 
liams in the center spot next 
season. Jackson is a 6'5" sopho- 
more who has shown great prom- 
ise this season. Coach Whight 
will also be counting on Johnson 
and Ashe who have both seen 
considerable service in the center 

Now that basketball is a tiling 
of the past, most of the attention 
will be focused on the track and 
baseball teams, Last year the 
Tigers won the S.E.AC, track 
meet and should be better this 
year with all of the same boys 
back plus a number of freshmen, 
who took good in training. The 
first meet this year will be March 
26 at the Florida A. & M. relays. 

The baseball season will open 
on April 8 when the Tigers meet 
Allen University at Savannah 
State's Athletic field. Last year 
they played only three games 
and looked sharp winning two- 
of them. 

critical attitude rather than one 
of admiration. There are two 
many egotists today and Knute 
Rockne (Notre Dame's deceased 
football coach) said that gotlsm 
is the anesthetic which deadens 
the pains of stupidity . . . never, 
never, give up . . . never alibi." 

These are my beliefs. Are they 


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majors pursuing four years of 
college work including one or 
more courses in masonry; and 
37 trade special students pur- 
suing a terminal course of 18 

When a student completes the 
course, he Is only an apprentice, 
but the best of our apprentices 
who actually want to work as 
masons can join a union here or 
elsewhere and receive the base 
hourly schedule of $2.75. Pushers, 
foremen, sub-contractors, con- 
tractors, draftsmen, architects, 
and engineers have exceedllngly 
greater possibilities of earning 

Some of our former students 
now teaching in the area of in- 
dustrial education on the college 
level are Eugene Jackson of Vir- 
ginia State College. C. Hall of 
Tennessee State College and A. 
Carter of Savannah State Col- 
lege. Some of the most success- 
ful ones now teaching on the 
high school level are Yearby 

Webb of Carver High Vocational 
School, Atlanta; Ira Williams of 
Beach High School. Savannah; 
Calvin Small of the Monroe Col- 
ored High School. Monroe; W. 
Edwards of the Colored Voca- 
tional School. Brunswick, and 
Claude Carpenter. Spencer High 
School. Columbus, also M, J. 
Wood, Principal of the Lemmon 
Street High School, Marietta. 

A few of our former masonry 
students now successfully en- 
gaging in building construction 
are l^eroy Eastern, Carl Kemp 
and Freddie Bacon. 


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William H, M Bowens. Director, 
Audio Visual Aids Center. Sa- 
vannah State College; H, S. Mur- 
phy, House of Murphy, Printers. 
Atlanta; J, Randolph Fisher, As- 
sociate Professor, English De- 
partment, Savannah State Col- 
lege; Miss Althea Morton. As- 
sistant Professor, Languages De- 
partment. Savannah State Col- 
lege; R. J, Martin, Principal. 
Ballard Hudson High School. Ma- 
con; William Fielder, Associate 
Editor. Savannah Morning News, 
Savannah; Mrs. Estella D. S. 
Pate. Editor The Herald, Savan- 
nah; J. R, S. Hightower, Instruc- 
tor. Bruce Street High School, 
Lithonia; William Holloway. Di- 
rector, Student Personnel. Sa- 
vannah State College; Joseph 
Lambright, Managing Editor, Sa- 
vannah Morning News, Savan- 

nah; Mrs, Stella MInick, Program 
Director, Radio Station WDAR, 
Savannah; Jimmie Woods, Man- 
ager. Radio Station WJIV, Sa- 
vannah; Raleigh Bryant, In- 
structor, Woodville High School, 
Savannah; Lester Johnson. In- 
structor. Alfred E. Beach High 
School. Savannah ; Mrs. Louise 
Owens. Assistant Professor. En- 
glish Department. Savannah 
State College; Walter Larkins, 
Assistant Professor. Languages 
Department. Savannah State 
College; Dr. R, Grann Lloyd. 
Chairman, Department of Eco- 
nomics, Savannah State College; 
W. P. Hall. Instructor, Center 
High School, Waycross, Georgia. 
Thomas Evans. Senior, Savan- 
nah; James Dearing, Sophomore, 
Gainesville; Janet Colvin, Fresh- 
man, Savannah; Mildred Gra- 
ham, Senior. Donaldsonville; Sa- 
die Hall. Senior, Macon; Con- 
stance Green. Sophomore, Sa- 
vannah; Clarence Lofton, Sen- 
ior. Blackshear; George John- 
son. Senior, Savannah; Farris 
Hudson, Senior. Wadley Dennis 
Williams. Senion. Marietta; Ce- 
cilio Williams, Senior. Republic 
of Panama. 

The student publications at 
Savannah State College are the 
newspaper. The Tiger's Roar; 
the yearbook. The Tiger's Roar, 
and the Business Department's 
Mimeographed newspaper, The 

Men's F«\stival 
To Be Held 

By George Johnson 

The steering committees fci 
the Eighth Annual Men's Fes- 
tival has met and is makinL' 
plans for this festival to be heki 
from April 16-21. 

This committee hopes to maki 
this year's festival larger ann 
better than festivals of previou 
years. This year's activities ar^ 
to include tennis, volleybal : 
touch football; track and fielo 
440 relay, mile run, 440 dasl; 
javelin throw, discus throw, higl, 
and broad jumps. 220 dash, ant: 
the like. The committee also 
plans to sponsor activities i ; ■. 
chapel, church and vesper, an 
all male banquet, a talent show 
a ball, and to select the Man o 
the Year. 

Members of this committe 
consist of members from variou 
student organizations, and mem 

bers of the instructional staf 
Robert F, Jackson is generi : 
chairman and George Johnso 
is general secretary. W- J, Hollo- 
way, dean of men and Nelson I 
Freeman, chanselor of men, ar 

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rope jumping, pivot control exer- 
cises, and run stop exercises. To 
accomplish these goals the in- 
dividual must possess the stimuli 
of an internal drive nownk com- 
monly as PRIDE. 

The ability to think is very im- 
portant in the achievement of 
an ambition. The ambitious in- 
dividual finds time to think 
eratically and by this medium 
develops accurate criteria for ef- 
fecting thlnkJng. The solution, 
by which the expenditure of time 
is comparing the information 
given to those needed and add- 
ing degrees of systematic think- 
ing, may be found. 

To conclude, I will quote Coach 
Frank Leahy, ex-coach of Notre 
Dame University, who said "Pay 
the price in sweat, effort and 
sacrifice . . . strive for perfection 
In each day's work . . . when 
looking in the mirror take a 

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Vol. 8, No. « 

160 Srudents Make Honor Roll 
For Winter Quarter 

The following students of Savannah Staie College have at- 
tained an average of 2.00 or higher on a full program during the 
winter quarter and have been placed on the Honor Roll. Each Stu- 
dent whose name is starred has attained an averag^e of 2.50 or 
higher and has been placed on the dean's list. 

Malsenia Armstrong' 2.69; John W. Arnold; 2.21: James Ashr 
3.00; Elvira G. Bailey* 2,81; Frances M. Baker* 2,67; Victoria L 
Baker* 2.56; Georgia Bartley. 2.81; Christine Blackshear. 2.33 
Florence Eodison. 2.33; Blanche Brisbane. 2.00;; Gwendolyn Brown 
2.67; Dorothy Bryant, 2.00: Hom- __^ 

er Bryson' 3.00: Delores Burns, 
2.00; Queen Ester Burrows, 2,33; 
Daisy M, Burse. 2.00; Cora Lee 
Butts. 2.00: Johnny L. Campbell. 
2 33; Julia E. Cheely. 2.00; Addie 
C. Clayton" 2,67; Janet D. Col- 
\in, 2.35: Amanda Cooper' 3.00: 
Betsy O. Cooper. 2,33: Curtis V. 
Cooper, 2,15; Nadene Cooper* 
2,55; Reuben Cooper* 2.66; Eve- 
lyn Culpepper, 2.00; Otlee Dan- 
i-'ls, 2.00: Dorothy Davis, 2.00; 
r^orothy Ree Davis. 2.33; Mamie 
ravis, 2.44; Shirley Demons, 2.00. 

Martha Edwards' 2.67; Mattie 
Ei^ps, 2.00; Thomas Evans, 2.29; 
Faye Flipper, 2.40; Arthur Pluel- 
l-n. 2.23; Gerue Ford, 2,00: Bur- 
3iice Fowler. 2.33: Mildred Gas- 
km, 2.00: Juanita Gilbert, 2.35; 
Grace Golden, 2.26; Benjamin 
Graham. 2.00: Shirley Green, 
2 00; George Heard, ^^ 3.00: Mary 
L. Hagins' 2.67; Celia B. Halls' 
2.55; Sadie Hall. 2.31; Mary Han- 
dy, 2.44; Annie D, Hardaway" 
2.67; Ruby Harrington. 2.16. 

Hazel Harris. 2.00; Carl Hart. 
2.38; Juha Hendrix,' 2,67; Ruth 
Heyward." 3,00; Willie L, Hop- 
kins, 2.00: Clara Houston, 2.00. 
Ceola Hubbard, 2.00; Farris Hud- 
.v>n, 2.00; Georgia Hullings'',3.00, 

Ardelma Isaac", 2.67: Sarah 
I very, 2.26; Marinese Jackson" 
267; Martha Jackson, 200; Ro- 
bert Jackson. 2,33; Vera Jack- 
son, 2.00; Edith James, 2,33: Ma- 
belle James, 2.00; George John- 
sr,n, 2.22; Henry Johnson.* 2.52: 
iiuijette Jolmston". 2.94; Thomas 
Johnson, 2,31; Elizabeth Jordan", 
2.00; Gwendolyn Keith, 2,32: Al- 
len Lewis", 2.50: Dorothy Lewis', 
2.67; Clarence Lofton. 2,40: Willie 
M. Lovett, 2.33; David Lurry. 
2,00; Melvin Marion*. 2,61; Wal- 
ter McCall% 3,00: Isiah Mclver, 
2.33; Matthew McMillan, 2.33; 
James Meeks, 2.00; Vernese Mi- 
kel, 2.00; William Mitchell, 2.37; 
Rosa L, Moore, 2,44; James Mur- 
ray, 2,00; Willie M, Myers, 2,00: 
James Nevels, 2.00; Jackie Oli- 
ver, 2.00; Shirley Osgood". 3.00. 

Dorothy Paige*, 3.00; Carolyn 
Patterson, 2.00, Carter Peek, 2.37: 
Daniel Pelot. 2.16; Alonza Perry. 
2.00; Ethel Pinckney, 2.00; John- 
ny R. Ponder, 2.35; Maudie Pow- 
Powell.2.00; Evelyn Royal, 2.00; 
Delores Sampson, 2.18; Mollie 
Sams. 2.00; Doris Sanders. 2.00; 
Doris Singleton. 2.47; Evelyn 
Smalls. 2.00; Thomas Smith. 2.00: 
Gloria Spaulding*. 2.75; Pender 
Steele, 2.00; Alma M, Stevens, 
2.00; Rosa Stubbs,* 2,55: Shirley 
Tennant, 2,33; Henton Thomas, 
2.00; James Thomas, 2.00; Josie 
Troutman, 2.13; Veronica Wal- 
den, 2.00; Sallie Walthour. 2.00; 
Nell Washington'. 2.67; Marie 
Watts*. 2-55: William Weston'. 
3.00; Jeannette Wiliams, 2.00; 
Catherine Williams, 2,33; Hazel 
Woods, 2,00; Lillie B. Wright", 
3.00; Peola Wright, 2,00; Gloria 
V. Wynn. 2.28; Prince F. Wynn*, 

Peek Heads Sunday 

School Second Year 

Carter Peek, a junior at Sa- 
vannah State college, majorine 
in business administration, and 
minoring in Economics, has ser- 
ved as superintendent of the 

Sunday school for the past two 

During his high school career, 
he was an active student, partici- 
pating in many organizations, 
which included the Hi-Y Club 

During his high school career 
and the library staff. Since en- 
tering college. Peek has contin- 
ued to work in various capacities, 
such as the Sunday School su- 
perintendent. Business Club 
treasurer, Art Club, Y, M. C. A., 
hbrary staff, and on the evalu- 
ation committee for assembly 

Mr. Peek maintains a high 
scholastic average and plans to 
get a master's degree in business 
administration after he has com- 
pleted ills requirements here. 

Wm. J. HoUoway 
Receives Honor 

William J, Holloway, director 
of student personnel and dean 
of Men at Savannah State Col- 
lege was elected by the dis- 
tinguished National Awards Jury 
to receive the George Washing- 
ton Honor Medal for his public 
address "Clear and Present Dan- 

Dean Holloway's address was 
cited as an outstanding achieve- 
ment in helping to bring about 
a better understanding of the 
American way of life during 

The awards were announced 
on February 22 by the Trustees, 
Directors, and Officers of Free- 
doms Foundation at Valley 

William Nelson, director of 
trades and industries at Savan- 
nah State College, has been ap- 
pointed by Governor Marvin 
Griffin of Georgia to serve on 
the Presidenf.s White House Con- 
ference on Education Committee. 

MEN OF THE YEAIt— The men 

above have been chosen as men 
of the year for 1955. They were 
chosen for their outstanding 
contributions and achievements 
as students of the college. They 

are: Left to right, Curtis Victor 
Cooper. George Johnson, Clar- 
ence Lofton, and Robert Jackson, 
chairman of the eighth annual 
men's festival. 

Eighth Annual Men's Festival 
Features Cultural, Sports Events 

Assl. <]Iuine<»llor 
Opens Aelivilies 

The Festival opened on Thurs- 
day. April 14 with an address by 
Dr. M. Gordon Brown, assistant 
Chancellor of the University Sys- 
teiu of Georgia. Dr. B. Brown, 
who has traveled extensively an4 
who ha.s received degrees from 
Spain. France, and Mexico, as 
well as the United States, spoke 
in honor of PAN AMERICAN 
Day, Cecilio Williams, senior, 
from the Republic of Panama, 
presided over Thursday's pro- 

Friday was Feast Day featur- 
ing the Feast of Tezcatlipoca 
which was held in the College 
Park. At this time, instead of 
having supper In the dining hall, 
the students gathered In the 
College Park to feast and play 

Saturday, Sports Day. featur- 
ed basketball and softball games 
as well as track and field activi- 
ties on the Athletic Field. On 
Saturday evening the annual 
men's festival banquet was 
held, followed by the festival 
ball. Dr. R. Grann Lloyd, chair- 
man of the Department of Eco- 
nomics and Research at Savan- 
nah State College, was speaker 
at the Banquet. 

Sunday, Spiritual Emphasis 
Day. started with thf Rev. P. A. 
Patterson, pastor. Butl'T Memor- 
ial Presbyterian Church, Savan- 
nah, delivering the morning 
address at 10 a.m. Dr. Henry M. 
Collier, Jr. delivered the Ves- 
per address at 6 p.m. President 
W. K, Payne presented the "Men 
of the Year" during this pro- 

Talent Day, which was Mon- 
day, featured a Symposium, "Im- 
proving Human Relations in a 
Divided World." Thomas R, 
Evans was moderator and W: E, 
Griffin, Eugene Isaac. William 
Weston, and Joseph Brown were 
participants. The "Collegiate Ta- 
lent Parade" was held at 8:30 
p.m. on Monday. 

An Art Exhibit and two movies 
highlighted Tuesday, Fine Arts 
Day. The Festival closed on 
Wednesday with an evaluation 
conference at 5:30 p.m. 

Mothers^ Daughters to 

Enjoy Charm Weeh 

The Tenth Anmml Charm 
Week will open at Savannah 

State College on Thursday, April 
28, with Lois Towles. internat- 
ionally known artist, appearing 
m a piano toni-ert in Meldrim 
Auditorium at 8:15 p.m. Miss 
Towles will also serve as consult- 
ant on personality growth and 
development. Emphasis on this 
E.hase of education will be the 
dominant theme this year. 

Other highlights this year will 
be the Mother-Daughter Banquet 
en May 7: Church and Vesper 
programs on May 8 : Fashion 
Show and Social on May 10: Film 
Forums on May 9-11; and an All- 
College Assembly on May 12. 

Outstanding speakers and con- 
sultants will serve as leaders in 
this campuswide program de- 
signed to touch the life of each 
person at the College. 

Miss Loreese Davis. Counselor 
of Women, is serving as Coordi- 
nator, The following are mem- 
bers of the planning committees: 
-•Issembly Committee: Miss A!- 
'hea Williams, Chairman: Miss 
Willie Mac Meyers. Co-Chair- 
man; Misses Malsenia Arm- 
strong, Florence Bodison, and 
Frances Carter: Church Service 
Committee: Mrs Evanuel Terrell. 
Chairman; Miss Emily Single- 
ton. Co-Chairman: Misses Rosa 
Chaplain. Etta Davenport, Jac- 
quelyn Tcoks and Vivian Wise; 
Classroom Committee: Miss Al- 
thea V, Morton, Chairman: Miss 
Janie Ferguson, Co-Chairman; 
Misses A, Sevens, Mary L, Dan- 
iels. Faye Flipper and Janie Da- 
rien; Exhibit and Tea Commit- 
tee : Miss Louella Hawkins. 
Chairman; Miss Marie Mani- 
gault, Co-Chairman; Misses 
Gwendolyn Keith. Marinese 
Jackson. Dorothy Lewis Marva 
Gooden, Willie K. Sims and 
Mrsil Annetta Gamble: Fash- 
ion Show and Social Committee; 
Mrs. Johnnie M. Hill, Mrs. Mar- 
tha M. Avery, and Miss Janet 
Pusha, Co - Chairman: Misses 
Barbara Miller. Hazel Wood and 

Ardelma Isaac Selected 
Student of Month 

For this month, the members 
of the Bethune Chapter of the 
Future Teachers of America have 
selected Mrs. Ardelma G. Isaac, a 
senior majoring in elementary 
education, as student of the 

Mrs. Isaac is a native of Mis- 
sissippi where attended St. Jo- 
seph's elementary and Wechler's 
elementary schools, respectively, 


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Mrs. Isaac finished high school 
at Oak Park High School in 
Laurel, Mississippi, She has done 
further study in home eco- 
nomics at Jackson College, Jack- 
sen. Mississippi. 

She has done quite a bit of 
work as a doctor's assistant, 
secretary, and X-ray technician. 
She is indeed a versatile person. 
She has also done dressmaking 
and upholstering and has had 
courses in both areas at Iowa 
State College, and Ames College. 
Aside from being a busy house- 
wife, she finds time to maintain 
a 2,53 average, and is a member 
of Alpha Kappa Mu Honor So- 
ciety. She is secretary of the lo- 
cal Alpha Nu Chapter on the 

Mrs. Isaac has a personality of 
such high calibre that she Is 
liked by all who meet her. 
\ilontinueil on I'age 4\ 

Buildings ISarned 
For Former Presidents 

The Board of Regents of the 
University System of Georgia 
ha = approved the names for two 
new buildings on the Savannah 
State College campus. The build- 
ings are both to be named for 
former presidents of the col- 
lege. The new annex to the gym- 
nasium is to be called Cyrus G. 
Wiley Hall after the second 
president of Savannah State 
Collefre. He was president for 
five years, after having gradu- 
ated from the high school and 
college department of the insti- 
tution and from the graduate 
school of Columbia University. 

The new boys dormitory is to 
be named Richard R. Wright 
Hall after the first president of 
Savannah State College. 

Page : 


ApriL 1955 


Associate Editor 
Managing Editor 
Feature Editor 
Society Editor 
Sports Editor 

Clarence Lofton 

George Johnson 

Farrls Hudson 

Marneise Jackson 

Elizabeth Jordan 

James O'Neal 

The Periscope 

Assistant Sports Editors Ralph Roberson, Johnny Gilboit, Ji 

Exchange Editor 
Copy Editor 
Fashion Editor 
Photo Editor 

Business Manager 
Circulation Manager 
Advertising Manager 


Alice Beven.s 

Mary G. Bacon 

Janet D. Colvin 

Gerue Ford 

Thomas Locke 

James Thomas 

Isaiah Mclver 

Constance Green 

Nadene Cooper 


Dorothy Ree Davis. Charles Ashe. Maria Rosetta Molianimed, 
Dorothy Davis, Veronica Walden, 
Ida Mae Lee. Neator Dovles. Rosa Mae Stubbs, Glennis Scott. Thom- 
as Evans. Nancy Smith. Johnnie Mae Thompson. James Dearlng, 
Jean Williams. Irving Dawson. Julius Browning, Nettye Handy, 
Gwendolyn Proctor, Janie Mae Parson, Josie Glenn, Sihrley Demcais, 
Sadie Hall, Cecillio Williams. Josephine English, Florence Bodison, 
Willie L. Hopkins. 


Miss A. V. Morton Mr. W. W. Leftwich 
Member of- 


The Bible Says 

Bylsaiah Mclver 

The one origin of man is not only good Bible but it is a basic 
scientific fact. There are no superior bloods and there are no 
superior races. However, this is one of the hardest truths for many 
Bible believers to accept in America, particularly in the South 
where certain people follow the pattern of race superiority. 

Those who are responsible for spreading and keeping alive 
prejudice and hatred would have us believe that man was not 
created of one blood. They may say that some men should not be 
permitted to live here on earth, or if they must dwell here on this 
earth they should not be permitted to share and enjoy the same 
facilities in society. 

There are many leaders who deny the basic truths of the Bible. 
The most widely known leader of this type was Adolph Hitler. He 
taught the doctrine of superior bloods and superior races. According 
to him the Negroes and the Jews were the lowest class of humans 
and that they should be segregated into certain sections and 

Killer's principles caused more than twenty million people to 
lose their lives, but he and his principles were removed from the 
fact of the earth in Germany. Since the things that Hitler stood 
for and practiced were so inhuman, millions of courageous fair 
thinking people destroyed him and his teachings in order that the 
minority as well as the majority may enjoy some of the pursuits of 
happiness that are automatically theirs. 

Hitler's teachings and practices were branded as inhuman and 
unlawful by every fair tliinking individual on the face of the earth 
and yet right here in America there is an organization that teaches 
and practices the same things that Hitler was destroyed for. 

Everyone knows that the Klu Klux Klan denies the truths of 
the Bible and teaches the doctrine of hatred and prejudice for the 
minority races, especially the Negro. 

Th Klu Klux Klan operates under the identical principles that 
Hitler taught. If Hitler was destroyed because of his inhuman 
teachings and practices, then why are the Klu Klux Klan being 
permitted to operate in certain sections of a democratic country 
such as ours? 

Before any of us can enter into the kingdom of heaven we 
must have hearts like little children. 

If we wonder what the heart of a child is like we can watch 
their actions in every day activities and come to an answer. Little 
children play in harmony together unaware of the fact certain 
people have different creeds or that their skins are of a different 
color. They continue to play in harmony until they are indoctri- 
nated by their parents, who are in many instances considered good 
Christians by the society in which they live. Small children play 
together in harmony because they are born without any knowledge 
of hatred, skin colors or differences in creeds, bloods or races. 

Can anything be plainer, when the Bible says that we cannot 
gain entrance into heaven until we become as little children? 
Little children are without hate, malice or prejudice for their con- 
temporaries and they remain this way until they are indoctrinated 
by their supposedly Christian parents. 

Those of us who aren't being taught that all men are of the 
same blood are receiving false teachings. Until our thoughts and 
actions become as those of a little child, we cannot enter the 
kingdom of heaven — so says the Bible, 

My Views on Phmned Parenthood 
By Johnny Gilbert, Jr. 

The number of births in a family should be controlled accord- 
ing to the amount of wealth that the family possesses. A rich 
or semi-rich family can better support a large group of children 
than a poor family can. 

Birth control is very important in our society because we find 
that too many children are being born to parents who are not 
capable of giving them the right support. Among the rich class 
of people the birth rates are not as high as they are in the poor 
class. My explanation of such would be that the rich class has 
realized the expense of a large family, and the poor class has still 
got that conclusion to reach. 

If our birth rates in America must be high, I think they should 
occur among the rich and semi-rich class of people so the children 
would be supported well, The poor class of people should have small 
families, becaase of little wealth they are not able to support large 

Three outstanding events spot- 
light the international news of 

this issue. 

The resignation of Sir Winston 
Churchill as Prime Minister of 
Great Britain, who has been 
called the greatest man the 20th 
century has yet produced, brings 
to a close an era enriched with 
great achievement and enlivened 
with brillance and wit. The only 
living member of the famous tri- 
angle during World War II, 
(Roosevelt, Churchill and Stal- 
in) will be long remembered for 
his attack against any offender 
of freedom. 

But his restless genius and 
hunger for the limelight makes 
it fairly safe to predict he has 
not made his final bow to his 
vast world audience. 

The Asian-African conference 
will marke the first time that 
Asian and African nations have 
got together without the partici- 
pation of any western powers, 
This conference will represent 
more than half the population 
of the globe, and in scope and 
importance will rank second in 
world affairs only to a meeting 
of the General Assembly of the 
United Nations. 

It is the belief of this reporter 
that rivalries, cross-currents and 
animosities are bound to arise 
at this conference, but there is 
one feeling that will be shared 
by all African-Asian conference 
marks a manifestation and up- 
surge on the part of the peoples 
and nations who. with some ex- 
ceptions, have in modern times 
played roles subordinate to the 
peoples and nations of the west. 

The Soviet Union has an- 
nounced the arrangement of a 
treaty with Austria. In the west 
this announcement developed 
cautioned optimism. The Aus- 
trian-Russian agreement seemed 
to enhance the prospect for a 
Big Four Conference on Europe 
and to provide a concrete test 
of the Russians' intention to 
deal in good faith. At the same 
time there has been a feeling 
that Austria was being used as 
a Russian pawn in a gambit for 
the greater prize of Germany. 
I am inclined to believe in the 
second view. The Russians' real 
aim is to thwart the Western 
venture for armament of West 
Germany under the North At- 
lantic Treaty Organization. They 
may be preparing to tempt the 
Germans with the thought "You 
too can be unified and sovereign 
—if you stay neutral" The temp- 
tation to the Germans is Hkely 
to be strong, and the test of 
western diplomacy formidable. 

Veterans Initiate 
Dininfi Hall Project 

There has always been an 
argument as to who would be 
served first in the dining hall; 
but there was nerer an answer. 
Most of the students crowded 
to the front of the line and 
struggled to get ahead of the 
next person. Now, of course, it 
will be different because the 
Veterans' Club has started a pro- 
ject that is designed to improve 
the atmosphere in the dining 
hall during regular meals. 

To improve the atmosphere, 
the club will place monitors in 
the dining hall to prevent cut- 
ting the line and entering side 
doors. This will enable everyone 
to have a fair chance of first 
come, first sei-ved. 

The president of the Veterans' 
Club. Mr. James Thomas, has 
appointed the following persons 
to work in helping put this pro- 
ject through successfully: Mrs. 
Delores Atterbury, Commodore 
Conyers, James Cooper. Reubin 
Cooper, Alexander Gardner. Jr.. 
and Charles Pugh. 

This is one of the social edu- 
cation projects that has the full 
support and approval of the of- 
fice of the director of student 

Speaking of Boohs 

By Dorothy Davis 

These four books have been 
selected as the most popular of 
the month and are now in our 

To all persons who are inter- 
ested in improving their reading 
ability the library has recently 
received Rudalf Flesch's newest 
book, Why Johnny Can't Read 
and What You Can Do About It. 

Strange as it may seem it is 
an angry book by an aroused 
parent telling how the American 
system of teaching children has 
changed since 1925. Why John- 
ny Can't Read contains complete 
material and instructions for 
teaching children to read by the 
old standard methods. 

The biography Gertrude Law- 
rence As Mrs. A written by Rich- 
ard Staddard Aldrich is an inti- 
mate biography of the great star. 

Career Conference 
Held on April 4 

By Daniel Washington 

During the week of April 4th. 
and 5th-, The Division of Home 
Economics and The Department 
of Business Administration spon- 
sored The Career Conference at 
Savannah State College, The 
Purpose of the conference was 
to get more of our young peo- 
ple interested in applying for 
lobs in which they will earn 
more money and also have the 
advantages of seeking higher 
goals in employment. 

Mr. M. T. Puryear, Director of 
Vocations Urban League, At- 
lanta. Georgia, was the keynote 
speaker in all college assembly 
on Monday, April 4. Mr. Pur- 
year pointed out the many job 
opportunities that await intelli- 
gent and ambitious young men 
and women who have the desire 
to reach higher goals. Some of 
the jobs were Industrial Engi- 
neering, Sanitation Engineering. 
Personnel Managers, and Secre- 
tarial Jobs. Some of these jobs 
were not offered in our immedi- 
ate section of the country. This 
brought out another point which 
Mr, Puryear discussed. The need 
to Travel. There are many job 
opportunities in other sections 
of the country and many of us 
can fill these positions by doing 
a little traveling. 

Other participants of the pro- 
gram were Dr. W. K. Payne. Pre- 
sident of Savannah State College 
Mrs, E. R. Terrill, who gave the 
purpose of the conference, and 
Mr. R. C. Long. Sr. who introduc- 
ed the speaker. 

Other activities of the day in- 

Gertrude Lawrence. The story of 
a magnificent romance of our 
time — the love and marriage of 
two vivid, fascinating personali- 

Patrick Dennis' novel Auntie 
Mame; the hero of this ad- 
venturous novel is a wealthy 
sprout who was as riotous and 
rebellious an heiress as ever, 
made the 30's blush, the 40's 
shout and the 50's beg for mercy. 

If you were ever known to 
laugh, even just a little, and 
liked it, get set for a wonderful 
time. Auntie Mame will do the 

Our list of popular books would 
not be complete without men- 
tioning Jim Bishop's novel. The 
Day Lincoln Was Shot. A novel 
written for the first time telling 
of the dramatic hour-by-hour 
.story of a day in history, the 
death of Abraham Lincoln. 

eluded a discussion "Making 
Business Pay", This discussion 
was held in Hammond Hall and 
Mr. R. C. Longs. Sr. acted as 
moderator. Other participants 
were Attorney T. R. Gray, Mr. 
John Lyons. Sr.. Mr. Julius Wil- 
liams, Mr. Phillip Madeson, Mrs. 
Carrie Cargo, Mr. Coy Futch, Mr 
J. M. Davis, and Mrs. Gladys Mc- 

Vocational Opportunities were 
discussed in Hammond Hall; Mrs. 
M. Avery was moderator. Par- 
ticipants were, Mr. Roy Part- 
ridge, Baking; Mrs. F. I. Alexan- 
der. Dress Making; Mrs. Mamie 
Lyons, Home Vocations; Mrs. 
Erma Williams, Interior Decora- 
tion; Mrs. Ruby P, Myers, Food 
Demonstration. Major E. Perkins. 
Nursing; Mrs. Doris Owes. Exten- 
sion bervice; Mr. Allen Samp- 
son. Insurance; Miss Betty Douse 
Nursery Schools: and Mr. H. B 
Smith, Civil Service. 

Tuesday, April 5th, a panel dis- 
cussion was held in Hammond 
Hall with Mrs. M. N. Curtright 
as moderator. The discussion wa.'^ 
centered around "The Outlook 
For The High School Graduate" 
Participants were : Professoi 
Otha L- Douglas. Secondary Edu- 
cation; Miss Mable Evans, Hom^ 
Economics: Mr. W. B. Nelson 
Women in Business and Industry 
and Miss Opal Dixon, Distribu- 
ive Education. 

Employment Precedures wert 
discussed with Miss A. E. Bostor 
as moderator. Participants were 
Dr. C. L. Kiah. Vocations as Re- 
lated to Education; Mrs. Loui: 
Protho. Home Economics. Womer 
m Business: Mr. T. J. Hopkins 
Electrical Contracting; Mr. S, / 
Jones, Undertaking, and Mr 
John Lyons, Real Estate and Em- 
ployment Bureau. 

SSC Seniors Now 
Student Teachers 

Many of the seniors who wil 
receive their certificates in tea- 
cher education in June and Au- 
gust are on the field this quarte; 
as student teachers. 

Robert Jackson, Leon Jonet 
and Clarence Lofton are at Cuy- 
ler Junior High School. Nadene 
Cooper, David Lurry and Farrt.' 
Hudson are doing their student 
teaching at Risley High School 
in Brunswick Georgia. Francinc 
Howard and Clara Bryant an 
working at Center High School in 
Waycross. George Johnson, Eliza- 
beth Jordan, Cecileo Williams 
James Murry and Gloria Wynr. 
are teaching at Alfred E, Bead. 
High, James Willis is doinL- hi 
practice work at Powell Lai)i.::i 
tory School which is located oi^ 
the campus of Savannah Statt 
College. James Ashe is also work- 
ing at Powell Laboratory. Wal- 
ter McCall is doing his studeni 
teaching at Beach and Homei 
Bryson is working at Durene. 

A number of the seniors hav. 
done their student teaching ear- 
lier in the year and information 
ccncerning the whereabouts ol 
some the people who are teach- 
ing this quarter wasn't avail- 
able for this publication- 


Dr. Coleridge A. Braithwaite, 
chairman of the Department of 
Fine Arts at Savannah State 
College has recently been ap- 
pointed to the Music Council 
of the Chatham County Board 
of Education by Supt. Williani 
A. Early. 


Every first Saturday members 
of the faculty at Savannah 
State College discuss a topic of 
vital importance to our well be- 
ing as citizens of a changing so- 
ciety over radio station W.S.A.V 

Last month they discussed: 'I.s 
Youth facing a Moral Crisis''' 
The participants were Dr. R. 
Grann Lloyd moderator, Dr. Cal- 
vin Kiah, and Mr. Camper. 

April, 1955 


Organization Highlights 

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority 

The sisters of Alpha Kappa 
Alpha, remembering the aims of 
their sorority, are striving hard 
to make this year one of the 
most successful in their history. 

Many thanks to the brothers 
of Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity 
and you who helped us make the 
following activities a success; A 
three act play -'The Professor 
Proposes!!; a movie "The World 
in His Arms"; and Our Western 

On April 21, we are sponsoring 
a chapter Quiz program "Queen 
for an Hour: We are expecting 
to have one contestant from 
each four classes, the person an- 
swering the highest number of 
questions will be crowned Queen. 

The sisters are preparing for 
their spring and summer project, 
to send two brownies from Pow- 
ell Laboratory School to camp 
Hiis summer. 

Congratulations to Soror Gam- 
ble who has just made Alpha 
Kappa Mu; to Sorors Young, 
D(?mons, Jackson, Gamble and 
Bryant for completing their stu- 
dent teaching and much success 
to Sorors Cutter, Ivery, and 
V/hite who are now doing stu- 
di^t teaching. 

Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority 

Alpha Iota Chapter of Sigma 
G:unma Rho Sorority wished to 
tliiink the student body and 
t! -nids for making our "Spring 
Fiesta" dance a success. On 
March n, Soror Pusha, along 
with three other Sorors from the 
giaduate Chapter took a plane 
to Tampa, Florida, to attend 
our regional meeting. She had 
a very enjoyable trip and 
bf ought back many new and 
piafitable ideas. We are happy to 
hfive some of our sisters visit 
iT; during the Alpha Kappa Mu 

The Alphas Speak 

To you— Anetta Gamble, Ceiia 
H;iII, and Walter McCall. the Al- 
phas extend congratulations on 
your scholastic attainment — 
Aloha. Kappa Mu. 

The apes also wish to offer 
wnrds of encouragement to the 
ptrsons who are about to em- 
bork upon the desert with hopes 
of reaching Greekdom. The 
sands will be hot. so we are ask- 
ing you people to take your 'cool' 
with you as you undertake the 
task which lies before you. 

We are happy to announce 
that this chapter served as host 
to the brothers who were here 
with The Seventeenth Annual 
Convnetion of Alpha Kappa Mu, 
The pleasant moments with 
these brothers will long be re- 
■ nembered among the of the 
Brothers of Delta Eta. 

News About the Brothers 

Brothers Brannen, Polite, Lu- 
ten and Johnson are on the field 
this quarter engaging in student 
teaching. These Brothers hope to 
graduate either in June or Au- 

Brothers Walter Knox and 
Willie Williams were sent as 
delegates from this chapter to 
the regional meeting in Knox- 
ville. Tennessee, The brothers 
are looking to a very successful 
joint ball with all other Greek 
Letter organizations on the cam- 
Pus. We are offering all of the 
brothers to assist in any activi- 
ty where help is needed. 

Congratulations to the Tiger's 
Roar for a well planned program, 
the press, radio, and yearbook 
institutes. We feel that through 
Activities such as these we will 
educate our young people into 
the best type of Journalists 

Kappa Alpha Psi 

Gamma chi chapter of Kappa 
Alpha P3[ fraternity is in the 
stretch of its preparation for its 
fourth annual variety show. The 

young ladies competing for the 
title of "Miss Kappa" show plen- 
ty of zeal and seem determined 
to win. The program promises to 
be fruitful in every respect. Some 
of the best talent of this locale 
has signed to participate in the 
show. Incidentally a most capa- 
ble emce was selected. 

Immediately following the va- 
riety show the brothers are in- 
tensively concentrating on Nat- 
ional Guide Right Week. In the 
program Kappa Alpha Psi helps 
young, not yet in college to 
choose their most plausible call- 
ing in hfe. Gamma Chi, as well 
as Kappa Alpha Psi. is marked 
by its success in promoting this 
movement each year. The bro- 
thers of Gamma Chi plan to 
take their proper place in the 
ranks and conduct a positively 
reflecting program. 

Our adviser. Brother Camper, 
is provincial chairman and has 
already begun a commendable 
job to start The Guide Right 
Week with a bang. The con- 
centration week of the Kappa 
Alpha Psi Guide Right Program 
is April 24-30. 

The brothers are proud of 
brother David Lurry for accept- 
ing to do his practice work in 
Brunswick, Georgia in order to 
allow another student to remain 
in Savannah to continue his 
work-aid which has helped so 
much in his school expense. Our 
hats are off to a good Kappa 
for this sincere sacrifice. 

From Behind The Shield 

Brothers Arnold and Williams 
Attended the District Conference 
in Tallahassee, Florida, and re- 
ported that the experience prov- 
ed enjoyable as well as informa- 
tive. They motored to the con- 
fab with grad-broLher T. J. Hop- 
kins, who is a well known Savan- 

New Officers for the forthcom- 
ing school year are John A. Ar- 
nold Basileus, George Williams, 
Jr. keeper of records and seals, 
Melvin Marion Keeper, of fi- 
nance, other officers will be 
named later. 

The Q's along with their sis- 
ters the Deltas, sponsored a 
joint rush party in the college 
center. The affair drew a capa- 
city crowd. The decorations were 
in keeping with the Easter sea- 
son. A huge Easter rabbit sat 
on a table in the center of the 
room surrounded by Easter eggs 
painted Delta and Omego colors. 
The success of the affair is proof 
of the kinship of the Omegas 
and the sister organization, (un- 
till next issue, see you in Greek- 

Choral Society 
Goes on Tour 

By Ethel L. Mack 

This is "tour season" for the 
Choral Society. All of you have 
wondered no doubt, and some of 
you have asked about the trips 
that we're making. To ease that 
wonder here is a synopsis of 
what we've been doing. 

On March 7. we sang at the 
George Washing School in Syl- 
vania, Georgia. 

After the concert in Sylvania. 
the principal of the school. Mr. 
Joseph Lacy, took us on a tour 
of the beautiful and spacious 

It should be mentioned that 
after many years of endur- 
ing with an ill-equipped school. 
Sylvania will soon be able to 
open her doors to a new school. 
which is estimated to cost a little 
over a million dollars. 

On March 31, at 8 p.m., the 
chorus sang at the evening ses- 
sion of the Alpha Kappa Mu 
National Convention. The selec- 
tions rendered were "Go Down 
Moses", and "Ride the Chariot". 
Alexander Luten was the tenor 

On Friday morning, April 1, 
the Choral Society again ap- 
peared for the Alpha Kappa Mu 
Convention. They sang t h e 
"Italian Street Song", with Miss 
Lula Hadley, a freshman from 
Thomasville. Georgia, as soprano 
soloist. So well rendered was 
tills selection that it rated an 

On April 5. we gave an after- 
noon concert in Dublin, Georgia. 
An evening concert was given on 
the same date in Lyons, Georgia. 
Wednesday evening, April 6, 
we give a concert in Statesboro! 

April 8 (Good Friday), the 
Choral Society appeared at St. 
Matthews Episcopal Church in 
Savannah, Georgia, singing "The 
Seven Last Words of Christ". 
This program was given at eight 
o'clock in the evening. 

On Palm Sunday the Choral 
Society presented "Seven Last 
Words of Christ". On that Sun- 
day, this cantata was recorded 
by WJIV, and selected as one of 
the programs to be heard on 
Easter Sunday. 

Our soloists for that Sunday 
were Miss Lula Hadley. Earnest 
Greene, and Robert C. Long, Sr. 
Because of a cold Mr, Joseph 
Brown was unable to sing the 
tenor solos, but we were more 
than grateful to Mr, Long for 
taking his place on such short 

Now that you know the places 
we went, perhaps you would like 
to hear of some of our rendi- 

Usually our first three num- 
bers were classics. Some of the 
classics that we sang were "God 
Be in My Head" by Grant- 
Schaefer, "Now Let Every Tongue 
Adore Thee" by Bach, "Lacry- 
mosa", from the famous "Re- 
qieum by Mozart, 

And a long and difficult piece 
from the Romantic period, "How 
Lovely is Thy Dwelling Place" 
from Brahm's "A German Re- 

The ensemble also rendered 
numbers on the tour. Some of 
songs they sang were "Bless 
Thou the Lord. O My Soul" by 
Ippolitof Ivanof and "Rockin' 
Jerusalem" by Work. 

Usually after the esemble per- 
formed, the full chorus rendered 
such songs as "Dance A Ca- 
chucha" from the operetta, "The 
Gondoliers" by Sullivan. From 
the Operetta "Naughty Mariet- 
ta", by Victor Herbert, or the 
"Italian Street Song". 

Our programs were climaxed 
by three afro- American Folk 
Songs, Some of these folk songs 
were: "Go Down Moses", ar- 
ranged by Dr, C, A. Braithwaite, 
"There Is a Balm in Gilead", al- 
so arranged by Dr, Braithwaite 
and "Rice the Chariot", arranged 
by Smith, 

After each of the Concerts, we 
ended with our Alma Mater. "We 
Hail Thee S,S,C," 

On our final three concerts, 
three words from the "Seven 
Last Words of Christ" were add- 
ed to the program to emphasize 
Holy Week. These words were 
received in silent meditation — 
at all of our final performances. 
Whenever the Choral Society 
leave the campus, the Alma 
Mater is sung. This is a remind- 
er that when they are away, 
they proudly represent Savan- 
nah State College and not the 
Choral Society. 

Page 3 

Choral Society in 
Easier Projjjrani 

The Savannah State College 
Choral Society presented Theo- 
dore Dubois' "The Seven Last 
Words of Christ" on Sunday, 
April 3, 1955 in Meldrim Audi- 

Dr. Coleridge A, Braithwaite 
conducted the performance, and 
Miss Evelyn V, Grant, a member 
of Fine Arts Department, as- 
i~isted at the organ. 

Soloists included Miss Lula 
Hadley, Soprano, freshman from 

Thomasville Georgia: Mr, Joseph 
Brown, Tenor. Sophomore from 
Columbus, Georgia; and Mi-. Er- 
nest Greene, Baritone, from Sa- 
vannah, Georgia, 

The program was opened to 
the public without charge. The 
concert was enjoyed by everyone 
who attended. 

Creative Tributes 

Cainpusi Fashions 

By Eufienie Julia Baker 

Now that spring has come 
everyone is gaily dressed with 
the season. Spring is a wonder- 
ful time of the year. The trees, 
the flowers and other shrubs 
are beginning to bloom, 

I believe that spring is one of 
the best seasons of the year, be- 
cause our campus is nature it- 
self. But as the young ladies and 
young men walk around in their 
gay and bright colors we can see 
that spring is here. 

The young ladies have on their 
low neckline dresses with their 
long string pearls. Most of the 
young lasies are dashing for tlie 
latest fashion of seamless hose. 

The young men are real gone 
for the "Mr. B" pink shirts with 
the black, brown, and gray char- 
coal suits. They are also going 
for the rose colored T-shirts, 

Thanks to Mr. Easter Bunny, 
Easter is here again. Every one 
will be wearing his pink, white, 
lavender, yellow, and light blue 

Toasts for Humor 

By Marie Mohammed 

Here's to the soldier and his 

Pall in, men, fall in; 
Here's to women and her arms, 

Fall in, men, fall in! 

Here's to the man who takes a 

May he make no mistake 
For it makes a lot of difference 

Whose wife it is you take. 

Here's to our creditors — May 
they be endowed with the three 
virtues, faith, hope, and charity. 

A toast to the five secrets of 
happiness: Money, money, mon- 
ey, money, money! 

May bad luck follow you all 
your days and never catch up 
with you. 

Classroom Humor 

By Isaiah Mclver 


Life Insurance: A plan that 
keeps you poor all of your life 
so that you may die rich. 

Hitchhiker: The only person 
who could be completely In ca- 
pacitated by the loss of his 

College Football Team: An or- 
ganization that the American 
boy joins in order to see the 
United States. 

Weak knees: Is a disease re- 
sulting from a weak head. 

Adam: The one man in the 
world who couldn't say, "par- 
don me, haven't I seen you some- 
where before". 

Rabbit: A small animal that 
grows fur that minks get credit 
for when It is made into a lady'.s 

Once a speaker In concluding 
his speech remarked; "I wonder 


By Kcubhi Cooper "57 

When the March wind blows 

Tossing the tree tops to and fro; 
Spring again knocks at the door. 

When the trees are filled with 

The scent of honeysuckles fill 
the air; 

Birds fly from tree to tree sing- 
ing merrily. 

We know that spring Is here. 

As Mother Nature again repeats 

The grass is turning green. 

Living things take life all nn^w 
And smile in satisfaction, so It 

No longer do we spend the day 

in doors 
To hide from the cold and rain. 
We go out In the sun, to join the 

For spring Is here again. 

why women are so beautiful and 
so dumb"? After he had finished 
speaking a lady wa,s asked to 
respond, and she said the follow- 
ing : Women are beautiful s^ 
that men can love them, and 
they are so dumb so that (hey 
can love men. 
Told by Prof. J. H. Wortham 




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April, IQS 

Sports As 
I See It 

By James L. O'Neal 

Savannah State lost its first 
baseball game of tlie season on 
April 7th at Savannah, when 
they were set back 16-0 by the 
hard-hitting Allen Yellow Jack- 
ets of Columbia. S. C. 

Savannah State and a capaci- 
ty field including a number of 
Olympic team hopefuls entered 
the Tuskegee Relays, one of the 
South's oldest track and field 
carnivals, to be run off at Tus- 
kegee. Ala., May 6-7. 

Other entering teams included 
Clark, Morehouse, and Morris 
Brown. Atlanta: Fort Valley 
State College, Fort Valley. Ga.; 
and Albany State College. Al- 
bany. Georgia. 

The Savannah State Tigers 
won their second basketball 
tournament this season as they 
won the first Georgia Inter- 
Collegiate tourney which was in 

The Tigers advanced to the 
finals by turning back Clark 
College 104-83 and won the 
Championship by defeating Mor- 
ris Brown 91-83. 

Other teams that participated 
in rhe tournament were Foi't 
Valley State College. Fort Valley, 
Ga ; Albany State College. Al- 
bany, "la; Paine College. Augus- 
ta, Ga., Clark and Morris Brown, 
Atlenta, Ga. 

Aciurcling to the experts, it 
will Up the New York Tankces 
and the New York Giants in the 
1955 World Series: however, since 
that ;s a matter of opinion, here 
is mine. 

Cleveland will not win 111 
games tins season but they still 
have tlie best pitching staff ill 
the letigue plus Ralph Kiner who 
will probably hit 30 to 40 home 

Brooklyn was not off too bad 
'^st year but should be better 
th^s -eason with the come-back 
of Hoy Campanella and Don 
NewC'.m'o plus a year's experi- 
ence for Manager Walter Alton 
To me it looks like like the In- 
dians and dodgers — How about 
you? yes. \ 

vannah State College was Gener- 
al Director for the workshop: 
Mrs. Dorothy U. Adams. Instruc- 
tor. Alfred E, Beach Adult Edu- 
cation Center, was co-directro; 
and Wilton C. Scott, Director of 
Public Relations, Savannah State 
College, was Program Director, 
The consultants will be: Mr. Mol- 
vln Heard, Principal, Monroe 
High School, Albany; Mrs. Thel- 
ma Harmond, Assistant Professor 
of Education, Savannah State 
College; Mr. John Lytgcn. Direc- 
tor, Savannah Vocational School; 
Mr. W. B. Nelson, Director, 
Trades and Industries. Savannah 
State College; Mr. W. J, Hollo- 
way. Dean of Men. Savannah 
State College: Mr. W. M. Bow- 
ens, Director of Audio-Visual 
Center. Savannah State College, 
Mr. Stanley Whittley. Savannah 
Health Officer; Mr. J. R. Jen- 
kins. Director of West Broad 
Street YMCA. Mr. Robert C. Long 
Associate Professor of Business. 
Savannah State College: Mr. W 
E. Griffin: Assistant Professoi 
of Social Science, Savannah 
State College; Mrs. Doris Owes, 
Assistant State Agent for Negro 
Agricultural Extension Work; Mr. 
Alezanser Hurse. State 4-H Club 
Agent; Mrs. Thelma Wright, 

Home Demonstration Agent: Mr. 
Frank Underwood, Executive As- 
sistant Superintendent Chat- 
ham County Board of Education: 
Mr, A. Z. Traylor. Itenerant 
Teacher Trainer, Savannah State 
College: Miss Rebecca Davis, 

Six UCLA coeds are on a daily 
diet of one muffin, capsules of 
minerals, vitamins, and amino 
acids, butterscotch pudding and 
a handful of gumdrops now and 
tlien washed down by a bottle 
of soda water. 

tContinued from Page 1) 

Peola Wright: Invitation and 
Banquet Committee: Miss Betty 
Ann West, Co-Chairman: Misses 
Juanita Gilbert. Jessie M, Thom- 
pson. Maria Mohammed, Hilda 
Shaw and Ann Dora Hardaway: 
Social - Education Committee: 
MissLoreese E. Davis, Chairman: 
Miss Mildred Graham, Co-Chair- 
man: Misses Gloria Spaulding, 
Ruby D. Harrington, Maudie Po- 
well and Rosa Lee Boles: Vesper 
Committee: Mrs, Martha Wilson. 
Chairman: Miss Annie M. Dan- 
iels, Co-Chairman: Miss Mattie 
C Epps, Leona Golden. Evelyn 
Culpepper and Virginia Dowers 

5. A person who has average 

6. Must have been a student 
for at least three quarters. 

7. Neat appearance. 

8. Evidence of great potentiali- 


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Her philosophy of life is that 
a man must reach for more 
than he actually expects to 
grasp." Her hobbies are reading 
and sewing. 




Criteria for Student of Month 

1. A pleasing personality. 

2. An average student in aca- 
demic studies. 

3. Membership in at least one 
campus organization other than 
the class. 

4. Active around the school. 


'Tis oft told in the villages 
That a small Boy — just a Child — 
Once left his home to wander far 
O'er fields and forest wild. 

'Tis oft told in the city squares 
How He tamed the savage beasts. 
To hear His voice, to be near 

They came from West and East 

'Tis oft told in the royal court.-; 
That one day came a storm. 
The rain fell and the wind bleu 

The Child's love stoll gloweci 


'Tis oft told on the open seas 
That He returned whence He wa 

Among His treasures was ; 

crown — 
It was a Crown of Thorns. 

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WHAT'S THIS? For solution see paragraph below. 



Arlen J. Kuklin 

University of Nebraska 

Kiiowles, Early 
Speakers at Adull 
Ed. Workshop 

Dr. Malcolm B. Knowles, Pre- 
sident of the Adult Education 
Association of the United States. 
and Dr. Williams A .Early. Su- 
perintendent of Chatham Coun- 
ty Board of Education, were 
the guest speakers at the Second 
Annual Adult Education Work- 
shop which is being held at Sa- 
vannah State College April 15-16. 

The workshop was inaugurat- 
ed last year at Savannah State 
College in an effort to assist in- 
dividuals who are working in 
Adult Education to do their jobs 
better and with greater effect- 
iveness. The theme for this year . 
is "Now Horizons in Adult Edu- 
cation." The Resource Persons 
for the Workshop were: Dr. 
Knowles: Dr. W, K. Payne, Pre- 
sident. Savannah State College; 
Dr. Early; Mr. W. E. Pafford. 
Director of Field Services, State 
Department of Education; Mr. 
Robert Gray, Training Officer. 
Union Bag and Paper Company; 
Mr, Leonard Law. Personnel 
Councelor, Union Bag and Pap- 
er Company; Mr. Dunbar Reed, 
Ai-sociate Regional Secretary, 
VMCA; and Lt. John A. McAIls- 
tar. Education Office. Hunter 
Air Force 

Dr. Calvin Kiah. Chairman of 
Department of Education, Sa- 


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October. 1955 


To Reign Over Homecoming Festivities 

MISS MAMIE DAVIS (center) will reign over the liomecoming 
lestivities on November 19. Miss Willie Hopkins (left) and Miss 
Josie Troutman (right) will be her attendants. 

Savamiali State College To Stage Its 
Aiumal Homecoiiiiiiw Parade 

Savannah State College will stage its annual homecoming pa- 
rade on November 19, with the theme "Calvacade of Savannah State 

Participating in the parade 
will be the marshall. president 
and others, classes, fraternities, 
fOrorities, clubs, marching bands. 
floats and cars. 

The homecoming committee 
lonsists of faculty and student 
body members. 

The faculty members are Mr. 
Tharpe, chairman, Mr. Alexis, 
Mrs. Fisher, Mr, Carter, Miss 
Hawkins. Mr, Hampton. Mr, Ev- 
erette, Mrs. Hamilton, Mr. Scott, 
Mr. Jackson, Mrs. Avery and Mr, 

The student members are 
James Thomas, Gloria Spauld- 
ing, Alice Sevens, Dorothy Da- 
vis, Prince Wynn. Henry John- 
son, Gerve Ford, John Arnold 
and Johnnie Powell. 

The committee is making pre- 
liminary plans and the final 
plans will be completed very 

For further information con- 
lact Mr. Frank Tharpe, Mr, Wil- 
liam Weston, Student Council 
president, or any member of the 
homecoming committee. 

the College had its beginning in 
1890 in the Horse and Buggy 
days. A float depicting this 
should really be attention-get- 

Need some suggestions for 

completing your float? Your li- 
brary has a number of bookfc and 
magazines showing floats from 
other parades. Don't miss being 
in your Parade of Progress. 

951 Enrolled For 
1955 Fall Quarter 

According to Ben Ingersoll, 
registrar. Savannah State Col- 
lege has a total enrollment of 
951 students for the 1955 fall 
quarter. This figure is broken 
down as follows : REGULAR 
CLASSES— Men 351, Women 521, 
Men 60, Women 19, Total 79. 
This figure does not include 
those students registered in the 
Area Trades School (1151, or 
those registered in the Informal 
Home Economics classes i80i. 


The prancing majorettes twirl- 
ing their batons and the smart 
stepping bands striking up the 
tune wil signal the beginning of 
the Savannah State College 
Homecoming parade November 

First in the Cavalcade of SSC 
will come the floats depicting 
the progress of the College from 
Yesterday, until Today and even 
for Tomorrow. Then will come 
the ones whose decorations show 
only one era in the history of 
the College. One might well por- 
tray the theme in the form of 
a huge light radiating such 
things as; Culture, better citi- 
zenship, hope for the future, 
character, self-confidence, secur- 
ity and worthy home member- 
ship — or any one of these ideals, 
Some might have living portraits 
of the band, team, students or 
teachers of yesteryear — a sort 
of family album. Don't forget 

2 Instructors To 
Receive De<ijrees 


Dr. William K. Payne, presi- 
dent of Savannah State College, 
has announced that two mem- 
bers of the Savannah State Col- 
lege faculty have completed re- 
quirements for their doctoral de- 

Mrs, Beulah J. Farmer, Asso- 
ciate Professor of Languages and 
Literature, will receive here de- 
gree in the field of Language 
Arts from New York University. 
Rutherford Lockette, Assistant 
Professor of Industrial Educa- 
tion, will receive his degree from 
the University of Illinois. 

Both degrees are expected to 
be conferred within the next two 

College Extends 
iSight Program 

For the first in the history of 
Savannah State College, courses 
which are usually offered during 
the day are also being offered in 
the evening. 

During the fall quarter the 
following courses are being of- 
fered: Intermediate Accounting, 
Introduction to Business. Busi- 
ness Law; Health and Physical 
Education, History of the United 
States. English Communicative 
Skills, Music Appreciation, Art 
Appreciation. Literature. Biolog- 
ical Science. Personal Orienta- 
tion, Geography, Effective Liv- 
ing, Government and Modern 
Social Problems. 

This schedule affords an op- 
portunity to better scholastic av- 
erages plus giving those who 
want to further their education 
a chance to do so. 

11 Additions To 
College Faculty 

President W. K. Payne has an- 
nounced the appointment of sev- 
eral new faculty members at 
Savannah State College for the 
1955-1956 school year. Among 
the new persons announced are 
John Alfred Algee, B.S., M.S. in- 
structor in the department of 
Biology, Mr. Algee's home is in 
Hickan, Kentucky. 

Eddie Bivens, B.S., M,A., of 
Nulgoa, Alabama, has been ap- 
pointed an instructor in the Di- 
vision of Trades and Industries, 
replacing the late Henry F. Bow- 

Miss Anne Wilhelmina Jordon, 
A.B.. M.A.. M.Ed., whose home is 
in Arlington, Georgia, has been 
appointed as Dean of Women 
and Associate Professor of Lan- 
guages and Literature. Miss Jor- 
don is taking the place of the 
Miss Janie Lester who died sev- 
eral years ago- 

Miss Mary Ella Clark, born in 
McRae, Georgia, will be assist- 
ant professor of Languages and 
Literature. She received the B.S. 
degree, with first honor, in Ele- 
mentary Education, English from 
Albany State College, and the 
M.A. degree from Columbia Uni- 

Thomas Gotten, who comes 
from Oceana, Virginia, will be 
an instructor in the department 
of Chemistry, He received the 
B. S. degree in biology from 
Hampton Institute, the M.S. de- 
gree from Howard University. He 
was assistant professor of chem- 
istry at Grambling before com- 
ing to Savannah State College. 

James Everett, of Newport 
News, Virginia, is the new band 
director and instructor in the 
Department of Fine Arts. He re- 
ceived the B.A, degree in Music, 
Education from North Carolina 
College in Durham, the MA. in 
Music and Music Education from 
Columbia University, and has 
done advanced work at both Co- 
lumbia and New York Univer- 

Mrs, Florence Fladger Har- 
rington, born in Marion. S. C, 
will serve as Assistant Professor 
in the Department of Fine Arts. 
She received the B. A, degree 
from Hampton Institute and the 
(Continued on page 4i 

Mclver Elected 
Staff Editor 

Vol. a. No. 1 

Two New Buildings Approved 
For Savaiuiali Stale (lolle^e 

Due to the efforts of President W. K, Payne, assisted by the Sa- 
vannah State College General Alumni Association, the Board of Re 
gents of the University System of Georgia has approved the erection 
of two new buildings on the Savannah State campus. 

The buildings, a technical and 
trades building and a library 
will make the fourth and fifth 
permanent buildings erected on 
the campus during the adminis- 
tration of Dr. W. K, Payne and 
in fact, will be the fourth and 
fifth permanent buildings erect- 
ed at Savannah State since 1940. 
At that time the Farm Shop 
mow Department of Buildings 
and Grounds) was built, and 
prior to that, Camilla Hubert 
Hall In 1938. 

The latest striictures. each 
built during President Payne's 
administration, are the half- 
million dollar boys dormitory. 
Wright Hall; the annex to Will- 
cox Gymnasium, Wiley Hall; and 
the new central heating plant, 
all of which were started and 
completed within the past three 

In addition to the extensive 
building program initiated by 
President Payne, the college 
physical plant has undergone 
several partial and complete 
renovations. Last year, Ham- 
mond Hall, the Home Economics 
Building, was fully renovated, 
including the Installation of sev- 
en complete kitchen units, a 
deep freeze unit, a dining room, 
a demonstration laundry unit, 
a lounge and locker rooms. 

Also last year, all of the offices 
in Meldrim Hall were renovated 
and made completely modern. 

This year Meldrim Hall, as well 
as Camilla Hubert Hall will un- 
dergo renovations. In Meldrim, 
all classrooms have been painted 
in beautiful, modern pastel 
shades; floors have been covered 
with asphalt tile; new palousie 
type doors have been installed 
at each entrance, and at present 
the auditorium is being painted 
and floors covered. 

In Camilla Hubert Hall, all of 
the residence rooms as well as 
the halls have been painted and 
the floors covered with asphalt 
tile; at present the outside win- 
dow casings are being painted. 
It is expected that all renova- 
tions wil be completed before the 
end of November. 

Dr. Payne became president of 
Savannah State College in 1950, 
after having served as Dean of 
faculty for nine years and as 
Acting President for seven 
months. He received his A.B. de- 
gree from Morehouse College, At- 
lanta; MA. from Columbia Uni- 
versity in New York; and the 
Honorary Doctor's degree from 
Allen University, I He was a Gen- 
eral Education Board fellow at 
Columbia; American Council 
Education fellow at the Univer- 
sity of Chicago; pursued ad- 
vanced study at the University 
of Minnesota; is one of the very 
few Negroes who received hon- 
orable mention in "Leaders in 
Education"; member of the Na- 
tional Education Association; 
Georgia Teachers and Education 
Association; served as consult- 
ant for American Teachers' As- 
sociation; member of Academy 
of Political Science and also 
holds membership in numerous 
other honorary societies. 

Isaiah Mclver 

The staff of "The Tiger's 
Roar", Savannah State College 
student publication, held its first 
meeting of the school year on 
Oct. 7, at which time the follow- 
ing officers were elected; 

Editor-in-chief — Isaiah Mc- 
lver; Associate Editor — Oliver 
Swaby; Managing Editor— James 
Thomas; Business Manager — 
William Weston; Circulation 
Manager— William Mitchell; Ed- 
ward Manego; Assistant Circu- 
lation Manager — John D, Felder; 
Advertising Manager — Richard 
Moses, Jr.; Sports Editors— Doro- 
thy Lewis, Johnny Gilbert, Jr.; 
Assistant Sports Editor— Julius 
Browning; Exchange Editor — 
Alice Sevens; Feautre Editor — 
Reuben Cooper; Fashion Editor 
—Julia Baker; Cartoonist — Car- 
ter Peek; Society Editor— Nettie 
Handy; Secretary— Ida Mae Lee; 
Copy Editor — Johnnie M, 

Members of the Reportorial 
Staff are; Gloria Moultrie. Odeli 
N. Weaver, Daniel Washington, 
Roosevelt Williams. Dorothy 
Burnett, Lillie Wright, Delores 
Evans, Josephine English, Fred- 
erick Smith, Dorothy A. Davis, 
Elzata Brown, Eugenia English. 
Florence Bodison, Betty Sams, 
Mary L. Johnson, Louis Hill 
Pratt, Alemis Scott. Shirley Ten- 
nant, Rosa A. Dunn, 

Comni, Atntounces 
Vesper Changes 

Elzata V. Brown 

President W, K. Payne, Rev. A. 
J. Hargrett and the Chairman of 
the Fines Arts Committee found 
it necessary to make a change in 
the Vesper and Church Service 

The plans are to render Vesper 
Service and Church Service twice 
a month, 

Sunday School will be held ev- 
ery Sunday. 

Page 2 



Editor-in-Chief I^»f " Reiver 

Associate Editor Oliver Swaby 

Managing Editor James O^ Thomas 

Feature Editor R'^"b" Cooper 

Copv Editors Johnnie M, Thompson, Joseph Brown, Eugene Hurey 
Cart'oonist Carter Peek 

society Editor Nettye Handy 

Sports Editors Dorothy Lewis, Johnny Gilbert 

Exchange Editor Alice Beyens 

Fashion Editor J"'"' ^^X^'' 

Photo Editor Alexander Gardner 

Business Manager William Weston 

Circulation Manager William Mitehell 

Advertising Manager Richard R, Mole 

Secretaries Ida Lee, Josephine English 


Dorothy Davis, Gloria Moultrie, Odell Weavei-, Daniel Washing- 
ton Roosevelt Williams, Dorthy Burnett, Llllie Wright, Delores M. 
Burns, John L. Smith, Frederick Smith, Elzeta Brown, Hazel Woods, 
Jacquelyn Vaughns, Julius Browning, Rosa Dunn, Edith McCra, Ed- 
ward Manlgo, George Williams Jr., Willie Telfair. Florence Bodlson. 

John Felder. Dorthy Kee Davis, Shirley Tennant, Louise Korne- 
gle, Mary L. Johnson, Betty Sams, Louis H, Pratt, Olennls Scott, Bar- 
bra Washington, Charles Ashe, 


Mr. W- W. Leftwlch and Miss Mary Ella Clark. 


October, 19,5.5 


Too Many Loafers 

By Isaiah Mclver 

In the past thirty years, Amer- 
ican scientists have made gigan- 
tic studies in almost every area 
in which they have undertaken. 
They have made bombs so pow- 
erful that they can destroy en- 
tire cities with one blast, and 
they have built planes that have 
broken the sound barriers. Yet, 
in spite of these studies that 
have been made in science, the 
majority of the Americans are 
still willing to let the other fel- 
low do all of the fighting for 
the rights and freedoms which 
they enjoy. 

If the scientist can toil untir- 
ingly to split the atom, surely 
we. as American citizens, can 
expend some effort to fight for 
the things that are more pre- 
cious than inventions. It is true 
that we are willing to accept 
the benefits of our way of life, 
but we are seldom found among 
those who are fighting for its 

There is also another group 
who won't fight for our way of 
life. These are the people who 
do not believe in democracy. 
They would find it equally easy 
to live under a dictatorship, pro- 
vided they were among the fa- 
vored. Such concepts as the 
rights of others, live and let 
live, and free speech are foreign 
to their thinking and represent 
weakness. In their minds these 
are many of the evils which be- 
set American life. However, we 
are not addressing ourselves to 
these people. We know that they 
won't fight for democracy. 

The people to whom we refer 
really believe in democracy. 
They believe in our way of hfe. 
They are decent, j ust people. 
In their private lives, they prac- 
tice justice, fair play, equality 
and give the other fellow all of 
the rights that they ask for 
themselves. They are intelligent 
and well-read. They '"know the 
score", and they are fully aware 
of what is happening. They 
know the significance of men 
being fired without charges. 
These people know history. They 
value such things as freedom of 
speech, the right to face their 
accusers, the right of freedom to 
beUeve in whatever religion they 
choose, or to believe in none, 
or the right to hold whatever po- 
litical or other opinions their 
conscience dictates. They know 
that all of these things are rela- 
tively new. and that these things 
have not been enjoyed by man- 
kind for scarcely more than 300 
years. They know also that they 
have been tried before and have 
been destroyed, and that thous- 
ands of years passed before they 
were again enjoyed by mankind 

Yet, these good people have 
succeeded in finding reasons, 
satisfactory to themselves at 
least, for avoiding any clash with 
those persons or institutions re- 
sponsible for the violation and 
threatened destruction of our 
most basic freedoms and rights. 
They say that they have been 
"minding their own business" 
and "keeping out of trouble". If 
you ask them to support some 
individual or group who is fight- 
ing they reply, "I can't afford 
to get mixed up in that- I've got 
to think of my work. Everything 
that I have been able to accom- 
plish during the past ten years 
might be destroyed," Do these 
people know that what they are 
trying to save will be swept 
down the road with all of the 
other good things of our living 
unless we can hold on to the 
structure of freedom in which 
our life has flowered? They 
know that, for as we have ob- 
served, these people are well- 
read and "know the score," You 
find them in most any church. 
any school, any office, or organ- 
ization. The truth is that they 
silence their conscience by tell- 
ing themselves that if they get 
involved, they would probably 
end up by losing their jobs, or 
office, or pulpit, as the case may 
be, and then, they certainly 
could not do any fighting. This 
is of course a "dodge.'" and most 
of us know it when they offer it 
as an excuse. 

The results are that the fate 
of these, our most, precious 
rights, must stand or fall by the 
efforts of a small handful of 
fighters who have the courage 
and the intelligence to stand up 
and fight. These few, it may be 
said, have figured the percent- 
age of what really counts and 
are playing for that which 
counts. If history acts the way 
Arnold Toynbee says it does, 
then we may be sure that when 
the history of the current years 
comes to be written, it will re- 
cord as one of the most import- 
ant struggles whether freedom 
as we have come to enjoy it, was 
lost in this atomic age, or sur- 

We believe since mankind has 
tasted freedom, he will never 
give it up. However, in all hon- 
esty, it must be said that it is 
only the few who have, up to 
now, stood up and said, "We will 
never give it up". It must in all 
candor be said that the fight for 
the rights of the individual, the 
rights of a free science, of free 
schools and Institutions of learn- 
ing, of beliefs, religions, political, 
have been carried on by the few 
while the vast army of decent, 
freedom - loving citizens have 
stood In the wings, giving them- 

During October the United Na- 
tions began its eleventh year of 
operation. Since its beginning at 
San Francisco in 1945, the U, N, 
has worked for its aims with 
constructive results, despite 
many set-backs and disappoint- 
ments. The U. N. has brought 
about peace in Palestine, Indo- 
china and even Korea, the only 
place where troops of the mem- 
ber nations were used to sup- 
press enemy forces. It has pro- 
vided food, clothing and medical 
aid through the specialized 
agencies for underprivileged peo- 

At the tenth annual meeting 
in Manhattan, the General As- 
sembly elected Chile's Jose Maza 
as its president by unanimous 
vote. Maza served as a U. N. par- 
liamentarian for ten years. The 
Assembly voted for the sixth 
year against considering Red 
China for membership. It did, 
however, adopt President Eisen- 
hower's Atoms For Peace Pro- 
gram (proposed in 1953) which 
was endorsed by the Russians at 
the Summit meeting. 

After six years on the island 
of Formosa, the Nationalists un- 
der the leadership of Chiang 
Kai-Shek are at the stage of 
counter-attacking the Commu- 
nist-held Chian mainland. 

The Nationalist leader who be- 
came president in 1943 following 
the death of Lin Len is waiting 
for a revolution on the mainland 
before attacking. It was report- 
ed that millions of Chinese who 
no longer bear the sufferings of 
the Communists are rising 
against their persecutor. 

Contradictory to the Geneva 
spirit, the Communist has agreed 
to provide Egypt with war ma- 
terials for protection against her 
enemy, the neighboring state of 

Gamal Aldel Nasser, premier of 
Egypt, announced that the deci- 
sion to barter with Czechoslo- 
vakia was due to the fact that 
all Western nations offered Eg- 
ypt arms after signing a mutual 
security pact while the satellite 
nation is supposedly only inter- 
ested in securing trade. 

To continue this vicious circle, 
Israel has appealed to the United 
States for armaments and a se- 
curity guarantee. Abba Eben, 
the Israeli ambassador said no 
direct requests have been made 
at this time, but added that with 
the prospect of Egypt getting 
arms from Czechoslovakia "we 
think there is an obligation upon 
the Western powers not to let 
the balance change any further 
against Israel." 

Earlier Secretary of State John 
Foster Dulles proposed a guaran- 
tee to maintain the Israel bor- 
der against aggression. This 
statement has not been clarified. 
Could this be a proposal to send 
American troops to defend the 
borders of Israel? 

selves plausible excuses for keep- 
ing out of it. 

Maybe it has never been this. 
However, if that is true, it does 
not make less disappointing the 
silence and withdrawal of so 
many gifted and fine people 
from this, the one struggle of our 
time which counts most in the 
future welfare of this nation, 
and indeed of the world. 

Messatie from the President 

At the beginning of each academic year students in our colleges 
have a fresh opportunity to plan and reorganize their educational 
programs. For the returning students it is a question of developing 
plans already underway or changing plans in terms of new informa- 
tion or insight. For freshman students the time is opportune to con- 
sider why one pursues a specific program of study. In both instances 
the students are required to think through and to evaluate the cur- 
ricular activities selected to prepare them for their careers. To go 
through such a process students need to know many things about 
themselves and about the occupations which they expect to secure 
The rate of change and the supply and demand in occupations must 
be given major consideration at all times. Since individuals are not 
innately destined to follow definite occupations and since one indi- 
vidual may be successful in any one of several jobs or positions, one 
should select a field in which there would be demand for his services 
as well as satisfaction for his hving. 

In our college for the past sixty years, students have prepared, 
in the main, for positions as teachers. Many of the graduates and 
former students have rendered distinguished services In their com- 
munities as teachers on the elementary and secondary levels, home 
demonstration agents, farm demonstration agents, 4-H club work- 
ers, teachers of industrial arts, principals, supervisors, and social 
workers. In smaller numbers the graduates of this institution have 
gone into medicine, law, dentistry, ministry, business, nursing, and 
industry. The changes in our economy over the past sixty years 
have had, until recently, little effect on the proportion of the stu- 
dents preparing for the field of teaching. Information and facts 
indicate that teachers are being trained in excess of the demand 
in our state. It is time for a shift to other areas where the services 
of trained young men and women are needed. While ranks of tht 
teaching profession will continue to be changed by additions and re- 
placements, there will be fewer places open each year. Student, 
hoping to find gainful employment and to receive adequate compen- 
sation for their services will need to enter in larger numbers in- 
dustry, medicine, law. business, social work, and government service 
Students entering college in the year 1955 will need to consider wha 
the outlook for employment and services will be in 1958, 1960, 197i' 
and 1980- While there may be many factors that are not definit 
at this time, it is now clear that new fields must be cultivated. Ir 
the meantime, study and consideration must be given to the selec- 
tion of a field of study which will lead to available employment ant 
well-adjusted living. 

W. K. Payne, President 

Why Are You Here? 

By Louis Hill Pratt. '58 

It is quite likely that my topic 
has motivated many answers, 
but just why are you here? You 
may say "I came here as a step 
to a medical career, or that you 
plan to become a skillful trades- 
man, or perhaps a teacher. 

We hope that whatever your 
goal may be, your purpose here 
is not merely to secure a bache- 
lor's degree. Surely your goal 
will not be reached if you only 
carry away a bachelor's certifi- 
cate^a mere piece of "paper". 
This "paper" takes on a mean- 
ing only when you possess the 
necessary education to stand be- 
hind it; otherwise, it is worth- 

Your prime purpose here 
should be to better yourself spir- 
itually, morally and intellectual- 
ly. Our resourceful faculty and 
staff and our educational facili- 
ties are dedicated to this end. 
We invite you to take advantage 
of every possible educational op- 
portunity. We can only invite 
you— you must make the deci- 
sion. Will you be one to utilize 
our modern facilities to the ut- 
most, or will you leave, not hav- 
ing benefitted from your exper- 
iences here? 

Besides coming here in an ef- 
fort toward self - improvement. 
you have come in a quest for 

success. Success means man;^ 
different things to many differ 
ent people. Just what does i 
mean to you? Does it mean ti 
merely survive, or does it mear 
to make a contribution to ou: 
democratic society? We shouk 
all be inspired by Henry Wads 
worth Longfellow's i m m o r t a 

Lives of great men all remind u-' 
We can make our lives sublime, 
And departing leave behind us 
Footprints on the sands of time. 

Happiness is the crownin- 
glory of your purpose here. Ii 

order to be happy and success 
ful, it is necessary to develop . 
set of sound moral and ethica 
values. One of man's foremos 
problems is yours also — that o; 
distinguishing between thos-. 
things which are worthwhile an<:' 
those which are useless. 

To you, the class of '59, w* 
sincerely wish a happy and suc- 
cessful college career! 

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THE VICTORY BELI^"That thing is a bad place for a nest. I 
thought they would never use it again." 

October. 1955 



By Julius E. Baker 

Helio, and welcome to the 
campus of S.S.C. Since the 
weather is running the gamut, it 
is very hard to dress to the sea- 
son but seemingly the young la- 
dies and young men are dashing 
out in their cool plaids, stripes 
and a series of other new fall 

The fall's top colors on the 
campus this year are avocado 
green, brown and charcoal gray. 

The latest thing for the young 
men and young ladies is the 
striped blouse and shirt. This 
now blouse sensation is one that 
the petite or small girl won't shy 
away from. The latest fad for 
the young men is suspenders. By 
the -^ay young ladies, your ward- 
robe isn't complete without a 
pair of those versatile rabbit-ear 
shoes. They come in a variety 
of colors to match your ward- 
rube See you next issue. Bye 

A Hint 

l^o Frejsliiiit'ii 

By Gwendolyn Proctor 

Hi newcomers. Are you getting 
hep to the happenings at S.S.C? 
Don't feel strange. Make your- 
selves at home. We, the students 
and faculty of Savannah State 
C'lUege, consider ourselves as one 
big happy family, and we are 
glad that you chose to become a 
p;\rt of us. 

[ am sure that by now you 
Ivive had a chance to get a good 
iDi.ik around you. What do you 
see? Have you observed the moss 
hanging from the trees which 
h' ips to beautify our campus? 
Have you become familiar with 
t!-e buildings that represent 
higher goals for each of us? 
Hive you observed the happiness 
on the faces of the students as 
they sing their Alma Mater? If 
yfiu haven't noticed these things 
yit. don't forget to notice them 
at your earliest convenience. 
These are the things that we 
treasure most and we hope that 
in time you too will learn to do 
SL'. Always try to remember the 
encouraging words in your Alma 
Mater, "We Hail Thee S.S.C." 

Former Grads 

Shirley A. Tennant 

There are many graduates of 
Savannah State College who are 
active in various occupations. 
Among some of the active grad- 
uates of SSC are: James Luten, 
who has been appointed princi- 
pal of Woodville High School. 
Savannah Mr. Luten received 
the B.S, degree from Savannah 
State College in 1939 and the 
Masters Degree from Tuskeegee 
Institute in 1953 in Education. 

Robert Jordan, graduate of the 
class of 1946, has been appointed 
principal of the Frank W. Spen- 
cer Elementary School, Savan- 
nah. After his graduation from 
S.S.C. he entered Columbia Uni- 
versity, where he received the 
M.A. degree in Administration 
during the summer of 1950. and 
the six-year Professional Dip- 
loma during the summer of 1954. 
Before coming to Spencer School, 
Mr. Jordon served as principal of 
William James High School in 
Statesboro for five years, and 
prior to that, he was principal 
of Carver High School in Wad- 
ley for four years. 

Mrs. Beautine Hardwick has 
been added to the Public Rela- 
tions Staff as a clerk-typist. Mrs. 
Hardwick received her B.S. de- 
gree in Secretarial Science in the 
class of 1951 from Savannah 
State College. She was "Miss 
Savannah State" for 1950-51 

James Huey Curtis, 1955 Sa- 
vannah State College graduate 

in the field of Chemistry, has 
been appointed as Research 
Technician with the Herty Foun- 
dation in Savannah While at- 
tending Savannah State College, 
Curtis was a member of the 
YMCA, the Kappa Alpha Psi Fra- 
ternity, the Male Glee Club, and 
the Varsity Club, His home is in 
Wrens, Georgia. 

Prince Jackson, graduate of 
Savannah State College, class of 
1949. has been appointed as an 
instructor in the Department of 
Mathematics and Physics at Sa- 
vannah State College. Mr. Jack- 
son received the M.S. Degree in 
mathematics from New York 

Arthur Brentson, graduate of 
Savannah State College, class of 

1947, has been appointed as As- 
sistant Professor in the depart- 
ment of Languages and Litera- 
ture at Savannah State College. 
Mr. Brentson, who is a native of 
Bristol. Pa,, received the MS, de- 
gree in English from the Univer- 
sity of Wisconsin, 

Nelson R, Freeman has been 
selected to serve as acting Dean 
of Men, Mr. Freeman received 
the B.S, degree from Savannah 
State College in the class of 

1948, and has done advanced 
study at Columbia University, 


Blue Book — Eight or 16 pages 
of blank paper in which answers 
are written before and during 

Cramming — The desperate 

Cut — Being where your class 
isn't when it is. 

Finals — Hell week at the 
wrong end of the semester, 

Hollywood wife — A girl who 
has been married six times and 
never had an anniversary. 

Co-ed College — A place where 
the girls go for facts and the 
boys go for figures. 

Gossip — Letting the chat out 
of the bag. 

Freshmen — The first plague 
on academic life. They are the 
bewildered, especially useful for 
cleaning offices, and supplying 
cigarettes. The more talented 
ones could be used to sharpen 
pencils and open windows. 
Freshmen are supposed to stay 
home every night and study, 
work hard, don't carouse, go 
home every weekend and you'll 
sure have a dull year. 

tor had completely devoured both 
chickens. Just as the minister 
pushed his plate aside a rooster 
crowed loudly in the farmyard. 
"That rooster sure sounds like he 
is proud of himself", observed 
the pastor. "Well, he sure should 
be." quipped the farmer. "After 
all, he has two sons in the min- 

Salesman: "Boy. I want to see 
someone around here with a lit- 
tle authority- 
Office Boy: "Well, I have 
about as little as anyone. What 
is it you want?" 

A farmer invited a pastor of 
one of the nearby churches to his 
house one Sunday for dinner. 
The farmer's wife had fried two 
young chickens for the meal so 
she set them on the table and 
they all sat down to eat. Before 
the farmer and his wife had fin- 
ished helping themselves to the 
vegetables on the table the pas- 


Conscience — The sixth sense 
that comes to our aid when we 
are doing wrong and tells us that 
we are about to be caught. 

Cow hide — The thing that 
holds the cow together. 

Detour— the roughest distance 
between two points, 

Dumb Dora— A coed who is so 
dumb that she brings her cos- 
metics for a make-up exam. 

Error In judgement — A man 
who thinks he has an open mind 
when it is merely vacant. 

Football coach— A fellow who 
Is willing to lay down your life 
for his school. 

Hamburger — The last round- 

Guest towel — A towel you look 
at but never use. 

Hospital — A place where peo- 
ple who are run down, wind up. 

Indigestion— The failure to ad- 
just a square meal io a round 

Kangaroo — Nature's initial ef- 
fort to produce a cheer leader. 

Limburger Cheese business — 
A business that always goes 

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Jelf aiiv Wyiin 
Fobac'co Agents 

Willie Telfair has been select- 
ed by the Student Marketing In- 
stitute of New York to be The 
American Tobacco Company rep- 
resentative ■ on the campus. 
Prince F, Wynn has been select- 
ed by The R. J, Reynolds Tobac- 
co Company to be its campus 

As campus representatives 
they will be presenting members 
of the student body with sample 
packs of Lucky Strike, Pall Mall, 
Camel, Filter tip King Size Win- 
ston, and Filter Tip Tareyton 
cigarettes throughout the year 
to acquaint the students with 
the qualities of the products of 
these two companies. 

The representatives will be 
glad to co-operate with campus 
organizations in planning col- 
lege floats, decorations, dances. 
Parties, smokers, carnival booths, 
etc. They will also cooperate 
with local stores to increase their 
cigarett sales. 

The current campaigning is 
one of the most intensive con- 
ducted in the college field. It 
is aimed at maintaining the 
Lucky Strike, Pall Mall. Camels 
and Winston status as the most 
popular regular and king size 
cigarettes in the nation's colleges 
as established by actual inter- 
views with smokers in colleges 
from coast to coast. 

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that smokes milder , smokes smoother , draws easier... and it's 
the only filter cigarette with a genuine cork tip. 

Tareyton's filter is pearl-gray because it contains Activated 
Charcoal for real filtration. Activated Charcoal is used to purify 
air. water, foods and beverages, so you can appreciate its im- 
portance in a filter cigarette. 

Yes, Filter Tip Tareyton is the filter cigarette that really filters, 
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Page 4 


October, 195: 

Sports As 
I See It" 

By Dorothy Lewis 

Bethune Tops S.S.C. 43 to 2. 
The Bpthunu- \Viklcnls took coni- 
piele cimrgc lo lianrl llio Tigers 
a 43 to 2 defeat in their first out- 
ing. The Tigers paved the way 
for their own defeat by fumbling 
six times. 

The Savannah State College 
Tigers made their only points in 
the second quarter when Beth- 
une fumbled in its end zone. 

Bethune kept to the ground 
to score all its touchdowns with 
the final coming on McArthur's 
42 yard run. The Tigers made 
two first-downs and Bethune 
made twelve. 

The Tigers fought a good 
fight but the Wildcats were too 
much for them. 

The players for the first game 
were Lolly Stephens. Charles 
Cameron, Frank Chuppel, E. Z. 
McDaniel. Willie Batchelor. Wil- 
lie Duber. Willie Reynolds, Fred 
Edwards, Roland James. Moses 
King and Joseph Reynolds. 

NORMAL 22-14 
The Savannah State Tigers 
won victory over Florida Normal 
in a 22-14 defeat at Florida Nor- 
mal Saturday, Oct. 8. 

The Tigers scored their first 
piiiiit nlieii Anderson ICelly 
tackled Florida's quarterback. 
Gordon, in the end zone for 

The Tigers went on to make 
their first touchdown when Rob- 
ert iJumbo) Butler intercepted 
a pass from quarterback Gordon 
on the fourth yard line and 
raced 96 yards. 

The second tnuchdowii came 
on a -H)-var<! pas* from quarter- 
back Caz'art to Moses King. The 
quarter ended with the Tigers 
leading 15-0. 

Gordon, of Florida Normal, 
passed 35 yards to end Barnes 
who raced 20 yards in the second 
quarter for Florida's first touch- 

The Tigers' backs— Reynolds, 
King, Batchler and Ford nl^arch- 
ed 89 yards in eight plays to set 
up the third luuclidnwn after 
taking the kick off from Florida 
on their 10 yard line. Quarter- 
back R. James plunged over from 
two yards out and passed to King 
for the extra point. 

It was not until Coach Pearly 
was using third stringers that 
Florida Normal made its second 
touchdown. All nienibers uf the 
Savannah State squad saw ac- 
Three fumbles were made by 
the losers. The Tigers tossed 
nine passes and completed five 
while Florida completed four of 

McDaniel Selected Captain 
For S.S.C. Football Team 

E, Z, McDaniel, a senior from Calhoun. Ga., majoring in Social 
Science and minoring in Physical Education, was selected as the 
captain of the Savannah State College Tigers football team for the 
1955 foolljall srason 

the two games played thus far 
with Bethune Cookman and 
Florida Normal. The Hne seems 
to be stronger and the backfield 
has improved with the return 
from the army for two years. 
Charles Cozart quarterback. Ro- 
bert Butler and Anderson Kelly 
are doing wonderful at halfback. 
When Mr McDaniel was asked 
about the "Tigers" chances for 
winning the conference champ- 
ionship his reply was "we seem 
to be the team to win." 

James, Roland James, Ted John- 
son. Moses King. Willie Middle- 
ton, and Hainson Whipple. Al- 
fred E. Beach is represented by: 
Fred Walker, Joseph Reynolds. 
Nathaniel Jackson, and Artis 
Fields, From Brooks High: Wil- 
lie Batcherlor. Pranfl Chappel, 
Byron Mitchell. Louis Gordon. 
From Oconee, Ulysses Stanley is 
the only representative. Ballard 
Hudson. Lucy Laney. Dasher. 
Booker T. Washington, North 
Carolina and Jordan Sellers of 
Burkington. N, C. are represent- 
ed by: Jesse Carton, Roland Gil- 
bert, Warren Powell, Robert Rob- 
bina and Holly Stephens. Arnold 
Jackson, a freshman from New 
York, is the only out-of-state 
freshman on "ihe team. 

McDaniel plays basketball, 
baseball, football and runs track. 
He is scheduled to graduate from 
Savannah State College in June 
of 1956. Upon graduation he 
plans to teach Social Studies or 
coach high school football, bas- 
ketball and track. 

McDaniel feels that the team 
has improved all around from 
the past season. It was shown in 

21 Frei^hinrii 

Make Train 

The 1955 Freshman Class dom- 
inates the S.S.C, Tigers Roster 
this year. Woodville has the 
highest number uf players with 
nine. Alfred E. Beach and 
Brtioks has the second highest 
number of players with four- 
Lucy Laney, Oconee, Dasher, 
Ballard and Booker T, Washing- 
ton and Jordan Sellers of North 
Carolina are represented with 
one player each on the squad. 

The players from Woodville 
High School are; Willie Dukes, 
Fred Edwards, James Hall, Louis 

11 Addition:^ To 

I Continued from page li 
M,A. degree from Columbia Uni- 

Miss Minnie Rose James, of 
Montgomery, Alabama, replaces 
Miss Evelyn Grant as instructor 
in the Department of Fine Arts. 
Miss James received the A.B. de- 
gree in music and English from 
Shellman College in Atlanta, Ga. 
and the A.M. degree from Rad- 
cliffe C o 11 e g e in Cambridge. 

Miss Bercella Elizabeth Law- 
son, born iin Kinston, N. C, is 
instructor in the Sociology from 
Bennett. Miss Lawson was a 
member of the Alpha Kappa Mu 

Honor Society and the Sigma 
Rho Sigma Honor Sorority. She 
received the MA. degree in his- 
tory from Howard University. 

Dr. Alonzo T. Stephens, whi. 
was born in St. Augustine. Pla 
is Associate Professor of Educa- 
tion and Social Science. He re- 
ceived the B.S. degree in Social 
Science and History from Florida 
A&M University; the M. Litt 
degree in History and Educa- 
tional Administration from thi 
University of Pittsburgh. Dr. 
Stephens came to Savannah 
State College from Florida A&M 
University, where he served as 
Assistant Professor of History. 

Dr. Thomas Brooks, a native of 
Bluefieid, Virginia, has been ap- 
pointed as the new Personnel Di- 
rector here at Savannah Stat' 

He holds the A.B, degree froiu 
Tougaloo College, the B.D, degrer 
from Union Theological Sem- 
inary, the M, S,Ed. and the Ed,D 
degrees from Indiana University 

Prior to his coming here, Di, 
Brooks was State Secretary of 
Churches, worked with the Insti- 
tute of National Education and 
he was also Regional Secretar.- 
of the African Division. 

Father: "Aren't you ashamed 
of being at the bottom of the 

Son: "No, Dad, they teach the 
same thing at both ends." 

Got a Lucky Droodle 
in your noodle? 

Send if m and 


Sarah Lawrence 

Morris scored twice in the 
third quarter to hand the Tigers 
a 12 to 6 defeat. 

The Tigers gave up the ball 
twice — once on the six and again 
on the ten yard line. 

The first touchdown came to 
Morris after a forty yard march. 
Then a penalty put the ball on 
the Tigers' one yard line and 
Crowley took it over. 

The other touchdown came 
when the Tigers fumbled the 
kick-off and Morris recovered 
on the 30 yard line and later 

Willie Batchelor made the only 
touchdown for the Tigers when 
he pulled in a kick-off and went 
96 yards. 


-John Vancini 
Boston Coliege 

Nov, 12 Alabama State College 


Nov, 19 Claflin College 


Nov, 24 Paine College 


MAKE $25 

Hundreds and hundreds of students eai-ned $25 in Lucky Strike's Droodle 
drive last year — and they'll tell you it's the easiest money yet. 

Droodles are a snap to do— just look at the samples here, Droodle 
anything you want, Droodle as many as you want. If we select your 
Droodle, we'll pay $25 for the right to use it, with your name, in our 
advertising. And we always end up paying for plenty we donH use! 

Send your Droodle, complete with title, to Lucky Droodle, P, O. Box 
67A, Mt, Vernon. N, Y, Include youi- name, address, college and class. 
Please include, too, the name and address of the dealer in your college town 
from whom you buy cigarettes most often. 

While you droodle, light up a Lucky, the cigarette that tastes better 
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.November. 1955 

SSC Homeeomiiijj Features 
Gala Parade, Coronation 

Savannah State College started its homecoming festivities by 
crowning Miss Mamie Davis as "Miss Savannah State," Monday 
night. November 14. William Weston, president of the Student 
Council presided over the coronation. 

The historic parade depictingthe progress of S.S.C. left the 
campus promptly at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, November 19. 
The parade was led by the Col- 

lege Marching band, under the 
direction of James Everette, fol- 
lowed by grand marshal and Mrs. 
Frank Thrope, President and 
Mrs. W, K. Payne. "Miss Savan- 
nah State" and her attendants, 
and a host of campus and Alum- 
ni queens with colorful floats 
and cars, all depicting the theme, 
'Calvacade of S.S.C." Several 
high school bands helped pro- 
vide music for this marching 
; nd roHing procession. 

Prizes were awarded to the 
organization or department hav- 
ing the most beautifully deco- 
lated float or car. 

Prizes awarded last year were 
t ne following : Floats — Newman 
Club, first place: Home Econom- 
ics Department, second place ; 
4-H Club, third place. Cars— Del- 
ta Sigma Theta Sorority, first 
place; Sigma Gamma Rho Soror- 
ity, second place; Alpha Kappa 
Alpha Sorority, third place. 
Bands — Alfred E. Beach, first 
place; William James High, sec- 
ond place; Woodville High, third 

The Savannah State "Tigers" 
I^layed the homecoming game 
against Claflin College "Panth- 
ers" on the Savannah State Col- 
lege Athletic Field. The half- 
time activities were highlighted 
by the presentation of "Miss Sa- 
vannah State" and her attend- 
ants, followed by the presenta- 
tion of "Miss Alumni" and her 
attendants and the various al- 
umni chapters and campus 
queens. The bands, accented by 
prancing, dancing majorettes 
and cheering students, alumni 
and friends provided first class 
entertainment for the half-time. 
Bandmaster James Everette's 
band led by Drum Major George 
Williams, the antics of the high- 
stepping majorettes Theda 
Rooks, Juanita Brentson, Pearl 
Watson, and Bettye Butler, and 
t!ie capers of the blue and orange 
clad Cheerleaders Mary L. John- 
son, Angeline Meadows. Jo Ann 
Tolbert, Louella M, Johnson, De- 
lores Norris, Beverly Tidwell 
thrilled the homecoming fans 
which made this homecoming 
one to be long remembered. 

Course In Religion 
To Be Offered 

Reverend Andrew J- Hargett. 
College Minister, wishes to re- 
mind all j uniors and seniors 
who will need electives for the 
'Winter Quarter that Religion 
302 will be offered during that 
quarter. This is a course in New 
Testament Literature which in- 
cludes the historical, social, 
spiritual, psychological and geo- 
graphical forces which contri- 
buted to the birth and rapid 
spread of Christianity. Usually 
the course is quite interesting. 
It carries five hours credit. Stu- 
dent who are interested should 
mention Religion 302 to their 
advisor during registration. 

Mamie Davis Rules 
Over Hoineconiinj; 

The students of Savannah 
State College have chosen for 
their queen this year Miss Mamie 
Davis, daughter of Mrs. Burrel 
Davis, of Columbus. Georgia, 
who will reign as "Miss Savan- 
nah State" for 1955-56. and who 
will preside over the Homecom- 
ing Festivities on November 19. 

Miss Davis, a senior majoring 
in Elementary Education, at- 
tended the South Girard High 
School in Columbus. Georgia, be- 
ing elected "Miss Blue Streak" 
during her junior year, and 
graduating as Valedictorian, Be- 
cause of her scholastic ability, 
the Gamma Tau Omega Chapter 
of Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority 
presented her with a $100 Schol- 
arship to attend the school of 
her choice, which was Savannah 
State College. 

During her first year at the 
college, she was elected "Miss 
Freshman" to represent the 
freshman class during homecom- 
ing in 1952, 

Miss Davis has served on the 
Camilla Hubert Hall House 
Council; worked on various com- 

fConliniiril on Page 5) 

SSC Participating 
111 Educ. Project 

Mrs. Chandois Reid, supervisor 
of Denver Public Schools, visited 
Savannah State College on Oc- 
tober 6, She served as a consult- 
ant in "Curriculum Organization 
and Development". Mrs. Reid 
came to the college in the inter- 
est of the Phelps-Stokes Founda- 
tion project for Improvement in 
Secondary Schools, in which Sa- 
vannah State College is partici- 
pating. The project features co- 
operative activity between the 
college and a selected high 
school in a consultative capacity. 
Savannah State College has se- 
lected the Screven County Train- 
ing Schools of Sylvania. Georgia 
as its cooperating school. 

The program has already been 
initiated and several meetings 
have been held at both the state 
level and at the Screven County 
Training School. Mrs. Reid ac- 
companied the Savannah State 
College group to Screven County 
last week and gave valuable 
information and helped in the 
identification of construc- 
tive problems and hints and 
suggestions for solving them. 

The persons representing Sa- 
vannah State College in this 
project are Mrs. Louise L. Owens, 
English; W. V, Winters. Science; 
John B. Clemmons, Mathme- 
matics; Dr. Elmer Dean, Social 
Science; and Dr. Calvin Kiah. 

The project as it is organized 
will continue for three years, at 
the end of which it is felt that 
adequate evaluation may be 
made to determine ist worth. 


Vol. 9, No. 2 

Dr. Marian Myles 

A special Honors' Day program 
will be held Tuesday. December 
8. in M e 1 d r i m Auditorium. 
Dr. Marian R. Myles will be the 
guest speaker 

The honorees will be those who 
have been on the dean's list for 
the past three quarters. Those 
who are majoring in Mathe- 
matics, General Science, Biology 
or Chemistry and have main- 
tained a 2.00 average In these 
subjects with a minimum of 26 
credit hours in either field will 
be inducted into the Beta Kappa 
Chi National Honorary Society. 

Dr. Myles received hei- B,S. de- 
Pennsylvania, the M.S. degree 
from Atlanta University, and the 
Ph.D from Iowa State Univer- 
sity. She was head of the De- 
partment of Biology at Philander 
Smith College and Associate Pro- 
fessor of Biology at Tennessee 
State College. She is now head 
of the Division of Science and 
Mathematics at Fort Valley State 
College, Fort Valley, Georgia, 

Tiger^s Roar To 
Add New Feature 

The Tiger's Roar staff will 
add to its publication a new fea- 
ture, "A Student of the Month". 
This feature will not only be 
added in an effort to stimulate 
an interest among the many 
readers of the paper, but to en- 
courage and promote the kind of 
qualities within students that 
are thought to be of prime im- 
portance in the development of 
a well-rounded individual. 

In selecting the student of the 
month the following qualities are 
sought: A friendly attitude to- 
ward all, high moral character, 
active participation in various 
organizatoins. normal intelli- 
gence, average and above the 
average scholarship and a 
wholesome outlook on life. The 
committee for selecting the stu- 
dent of the month 'which con- 
sists of Reuben Cooper, Delores 
Burns, Josephine English, Annie 
Frasier. Glennis Scott and 
Isaiah Mclver) thinks that these 
are some of the most essential 
traits which an individual must 
have in order to represent a 
well-developed person. 

The committee will make sug- 
gestions as to who will be the 
student of the month and the 
entire staff will make the final 
decision concerning the choice. 

Thanksgiving Game Last 
For Six Tiger Griclsters 

six playeis on the Savannah State's lootball team said good- 
bye to football as members of the Tigers' squad when they played 
Paine College in Augusta, Georgia on Thanksgiving Day. 

Eunice Wricht 
'"Miss Aluiiuii''" 

Miss Eunice M. Wright, secre- 
tary in the Office of Student 
Personnel Services at Savannah 
State College, has been elected 
"Miss General Alumni" to repre- 
sent the alumni association dur- 
ing the 1955 Homecoming Fes- 
tivities at Savannah State Col- 
lege on November 19. Miss 
Wright, the daughter of Mrs. E, 
C. Wright and the late Charlie 
Wright of Savannah. Ga.. is a 
product of the Alfred E. Beach 
High School and is a 1950 grad- 
uate (Secretarial Science majori 
of Savannah State. In 1952-53, 
she reigned as "Miss Savannah 
Chapter Alumni". 

Serving as attendants to Miss 
Wright will be Mrs Nadinc Lewis 
and Miss Martha Ford. Mrs, 
Lewis, a native Savannahian. is 
a product of the local school sys- 
tem, receiving her Bachelor of 
Science degree from Savannah 
State in 1948. She has done fur- 
ther study toward a masters de- 
gree at New York U.iiversity, do- 
ing special performances in Cre- 
ative Dancing. Married to Ben- 
jamin F. Lewis, also a SSC grad- 
uate, she is employed as a 4th 
grade teacher at the Frank W. 
Spencer School in Savannah. 

Miss Ford, daughter of Mrs, 
Estella Ford of Savannah, is a 
1951 graduate of Savannah State- 
She is first grade teacher at 
Collins Elementary School in 
Tattnall County. 

Gradual*' Teaching 
III California 

Mrs. Annetta James Gamble, 
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. B. J. 
James of Savannah State Col- 
lege, and a 1955 graduate of 
SSC, had been appointed as a 
Nursery School Teacher by the 
Board of Education in Los An- 
geles, California. 

Mrs. Gamble is a member of 
the Alpha Kappa Mu Honor So- 
ciety and the Alpha Kappa Al- 
pha Sorority, 

Dr. Williams Speaks 

At Dedication 

Dr. E, K. Willaims, director 
of the General Education pro- 
gram at Savannah State College, 
served as master of ceremonies 
at the dedication of Magnolia 
Memorial Park, Savannah's on- 
ly complete park-type cemetery. 
The dedication was held last 
Sunday, with the Savannah 
State College Choral Society giv- 
ing two selections. The Society, 
under the direction of Dr. Coler- 
idge A. Braithwaite. accompan- 
ied by Miss Minnie Rose James, 
sang. "Let All Mortal Flesh Keep 
Silent", by Gustav Hoist and 
"God Be In My Head", by Grant- 

James Collier who has been 
playing with the Tigers for four 
years will have completed his re- 
quirements for a degree in 
Chemistry and Biology In June, 
He is a graduate of Alfred E. 
Beach High School of Savannah. 
Last season he was the leading 
scorer for the Tigers and was se- 
lected to the all - conference 

The McDaniel brothers, L, J. 
and E. 2., have participated in 
track, basketball and fobtball 
here at Savannah State. They 
have both done excellent jobs tn 
these sports. They are both 
scheduled to graduate this school 
year. L, J. McDaniel is a mathe- 
matics major and E. Z. is a So- 
cial Science major. They came 
to SSC from Stephens High 
School In Calhoun, Georgia. 

Charles Cameron, an Indus- 
trial Education major, is playing 
his fourth and final season with 
the Tigers. Ho also played bas- 
ketball for the Tigers for three 
years. Upon graduation he plans 
to teach and coach high school 
football. He is a graduate of East 
Depot High School of La Grange, 

Gardner Hobbs, a Biology ma- 
jor, is also saying farewell to 
football at SSC this year. He 
played with the Tigers for three 
seasons. He is a graduate of 
Wrens, Georgia. Upon gradua- 
tion, he plans to do research 

William Burns, who has been 
playing with the Tigers for three 
years, will have completed his re- 
quirements for a major in Chem- 
istry at the end of this school 
year. He is a graduate of Alfred 
E. Beach High School. Upon 
graduation, he plans to teach 
and coach high school football. 

Track Star 
Teaches Health 

The Panamanian track star. 
Prank "The Rocket" Prince, 1953 
graduate of Savannah State Col- 
lege, has been appointed director 
of Health Education at Public 
School 60 in Bronx. New York. 

Since his graduation, Prince 
has participated in several Na- 
tional Track Meets, being the 
only Panamanian to win two 
gold medals for individual per- 
formance at the Central Ameri- 
can and Caribbean Olympic 
games held in Mexico in 1954. 

He is at present preparing to 
take part in the cross-country 
races which are currently in sea- 
son. Prince is not ready to re- 
tire from the track, stating that 
he is still running because. "It 
keeps me feeling younger than I 
really am." 

While attending Savannah 
State College. Prince was under 
the direct supervision of Ted 
Wright, Sr., Director of Athletics 
at Savannah State. 

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November. 195.S 



Associate Editor 

Isaiah Mclver 
Oliver Swaby 

Managing Editor .;. Ja'^es O. Thomas 

Feature Editor 
Copy Editors 
Society Editor 
Sports Editors 
Exchange Editor 
Fashion Editor .. 
Photo Editor 

Reubin Cooper 
Johnnie M. Thompson. Joseph Brown, Eugene Hurey 

Carter Peek 

Nettye Handy 

Dorothy Lewis, Johnny Gilbert 

Alice Sevens 

Julia Baker 

Alexander Gardner 


Business Manager ... 
Circulation Manager .. 
Advertising Manager 

William Weston 

William Mitchell 

Richard R. Mole 
Ida Lee. Josephine English 


Dorothy Davis, Gloria Moultrie, Odell Weaver. Daniel Washing- 
ton. Roosevelt Williams. Dorthy Burnett. Lillle Wright. Delores M. 
Burns. John L. Smith. Frederick Smith. Elzeta Brown. Hazel Woods, 
Jacquelyn Vaughns. Julius Browning, Rosa Dunn. Edith McCra, Ed- 
ward Manigo. George Williams Jr.. Willie Telfair. Florence Bodison. 

John Feldei. Dorthy Ree Davis. Shirley Tennant, Louise Korne- 
gie, Mary L. Johnson, Betty Sams, Louis H. Pratt, Glennis Scott, Bar- 
bra Washington, Charles Ashe. 


Mr. W. W. Leftwich and Miss Mary Ella Clark. 

Member of: 

Let Us Give Thanks 

Roosevelt Williams 

Thanksgiving is a beautiful season. It is beautiful because of 
the feasting, the fellowship and the fun which is significant to most 
of us. Amid the festivities, let us not forget to be thankful. 

After looking back and counting the many blessings and ac- 
complishments of the year, it is definite that each of the millions of 
students across the nation has much for which to be thankful. 

We should be thankful for the love of God which is essential to 
our prosperity. We should be thankful for our freedom, our tra- 
ditions, our country, our parents, our home, our churches, our 
schools and for our heritage. We should be especially thankful for 
our teachers who have devoted their lives to prepare themselves for 
the profession lor which they liave trained. 

Let us not shift away from the one reason for which Thanksgiv- 
ing is celebrated. If we are not careful, we may find ourselves shift- 
ing away from the most important phase of Thanksgiving, It isn't 
hard to let the festive determination dominate our minds, However. 
if we try to determine or realize the true meaning of Thanksgiving, 
one can be assured that the real way to celebrate Thanksgiving is 
to give thanks to God for the many things with which He has 
blessed us. 

Thanksgiving As A 
Holy Day 

By Alice D. Bevens 

On calendars of all people 
certain days have been set aside 
for special religious or secular 
observances. The day of which 
the writer speaks is Thanksgiv- 
ing Day, 

Three seasons of the year 
marked major reasons for primi-. 
five people to set aside a day 
of thanksgiving. 

In the fall. December 21, 1620. 
Pilgrims landed on the coast of 
New England and had many 
great sufferings during that win- 
ter. In the spring, fields were 
planted and the lives of the 
Colonists depended on the re- 
sults. When the grain was cut, 
the harvest was abundant and 
there was great rejoicing. Then, 
Governor William Bradford of 
the Plymouth Colony, proclaimed 
a day of thanksgiving. 

After this harvest had past, 
the other crops were destroyed 
and the colonists faced starva- 
tion in the summer of 1623 be- 
cause of a drought. In the middle 
of July, the governor appointed 
a day for fasting and prayer. 
Soon after, the weather changed, 
the crops were saved and an- 
other day of thanksgiving, July 
30, 1623, was acclaimed. 

Both of the preceding cele- 
brations had a great influence 
in forming the present Thanks- 
giving Day, This is a day when 
we should set aside aU other 
things, pray and give thanks to 

God for the many blessings He 
has bestowed upon us. 

Giving thanks was not meant 
only for primitive people. In 
some instances, we may give 
thanks for things similar to 
theirs or for things different 
from theirs. Whatever it may 
be. there is no reason to disre- 
gard giving thanks at any time, 
but on Thanksgiving Day. it is 
another or a special day for giv- 
ing thanks. 

We should not only give 
thanks for the turkey we eat on 
Thanksgiving, but we should give 
thanks for every possible means 
that help make everyday life 
worth living. 

When President George Wash- 
ington issued the first presiden- 
tial proclamation in 1789 to 
honor the constitution, a day of 
thanksgiving was set aside on 
Thursday November 26 1789. to 
give thanks for the establish- 
ment of a form of government 
that provided for safety and 

President Abraham Lincoln is- 
sued the second presidential 
proclamation in 1864. stating 
that the fourth Thursday in 
November be observed as 
Thanksgiving Day every year 

Not either of the proclama- 
tions were issued to give thanks 
for having a turkey on Thanks- 
giving. Therefore, giving thanks 
Is appropriate at all times. 

Thanksgiving Day should be a 
Holy Day, because it has a re- 
ligious significance of great Im- 
portance in the lives of all peo- 
ple It is a legal holiday, but it 


At the second Geneva meeting, 
held only three months after the 
Head of State, the Big Four for- 
eign ministers met to perpetuate 
the "spirit of Geneva." 

Eisenhower called this "the 
acid test" which would deter- 
mine whether the Russians' 
change was a genuine one or not. 
However, the Russians indicated 
by their actions that they had no 
intention of reaching any agree- 
ment with the West at the sec- 
ond Geneva meeting. They felt 
no need to bargain further be- 
cause they had secured most of 
what they desired at the first 
meeting. When Russia revealed 
Its desire for peace, the West re- 
laxed and the Communists re- 
flexed their muscles. 

The West entered the meeting 
united on one basic proposition: 
no European security pact nor 
discussion of one with the reuni- 
fication of Germany. Molotov 
said that "European security" 
came first and that the reunifi- 
cation of Germany was subordi- 

At the meeting, the West pro- 
posed Its plan which had been 
approved by all the nations of 
NATO. The plan would give each 
side the right to Inspect the oth- 
er after creating an armed belt 
of equal depth and strength 
across the middle of Europe. It 
would establish zones on both 
sides of tlie border between the 
Communist countries to the East 
and a united Germany. 

The West also offered to go 
to the aid of any pact member 
I non-NATO I attacked by any 
pact member who belongs to 
NATO. This was done to alle- 
viate the fear that Germany 
once reunited might attack some 
neighboring country. 

Russia showed its rejection of 
this plan by announcing its plan 
for the reunification of Ger- 
many They proposed that Ger- 
many be united solely under 
Russian rule. By the action and 
the sale of arms in the Middle 
East, they have Indicated their 
distaste for a peaceful coexist- 

is also a Holy Day, Solemn prayer 
and sincere thanksgiving for the 
blessings of the year will make 
it a Holy Day. 

There are other means of 
celebrating for this Day. but not 
any of these are better than 
making the Day Holy, 

Some observances of Thanks- 
giving Day are through church 
services, family reunions, din- 
:ners, home festivals, special 
parties and other festivities. Re- 
gardless of which method of ob- 
servance is chosen, be sure to 
keep Thanksgiving Day Holy by 
praying to give thanks to God. 
for all of His blessings through- 
out the year. 

A blessing is a beneficial gift 
that no man can measure and 
they are offered abundantly to 
anyone who accepts them with 
an appreciative mind and sin- 
cere thanks. 



Message From The President 

Fortune telling in some form has been found among many dif- 
ferent cultures. People everywhere at some time have wished to 
know what the future held for them. Young people in college often 
wonder what they will be like ten and twenty years after graduation. 
One would consider such information of great value. Almost every- 
one would be willing to go on a trip to see any person prepared to 
unroll one's future in certain specific areas. Yet. each college stu- 
dent has within his reach an excellent forecast. 

Students are aware that their futures are being developed and 
constructed as they go through college. Those who develop many 
interests, show initiative, and take an active part in the college 
community can be expected to continue these actlvitls beyond the 
college halls. There are many aspects of growth initiated, discovered, 
and developed In college which become distinguishing characteris- 
tics of the individuals beyond the college walls. College students 
who really wish to know their future can unlock the crystal ball 
or decipher the youthful palm. 

Often one overhears students discussing things or characteristics 
which they do not like in their classmates, schoolmates, teachers, 
and associates. Sometimes they talk about jealousies, dishonesty, un- 
trustworthiness. unreliability, discourtesy, narrow mindedness, and 
untidiness. Again they may discuss the positive aspects of these 
characteristics found in their associates and contacts. Seldom, how- 
ever, does it occur to the Individuals that they too are being evalu- 
ated by others. If one wishes to possess characteristics that would 
make him a desirable member of a family, a church, a community. 
an occupation or a profession, he must discover the characteristics 
and seek to acquire them. Studies sliow that often people possess 
in large proportions the undesirable characteristics which they dis- 
like in others. 

Such findings indicate that one needs often to study himself 
in the light of the things he likes and dislikes about others. To de- 
termine the future one needs to be fully acquainted with the pre,'^- 
ent. Almost every student can see himself In the near and distanr 
future if he earnestly desires. Once started, the process is revea,- 
ing and rewarding, 

W. K. Payne 

Creative Tributes 

Thanksgiving season is here 

How thankful we ought to be 

First, thanks to God Omnipo- 

Who gave His Son so free. 

And thanks to Him for giving 
us life 

Thanks for food abundantly 

Thanks for the power to be 
captains of our souls 

And strength to master our 

We are thankful for the sun- 

The air that we breathe each 

For eyes to behold the beauty 
of the earth 

That capture Nature in its 

Yes, we thank Him for the 
amber evening sun 

And the long, cool frosty 

And the immense Heavenly 
bodies of the universe 

That illuminate Mother earth 
with their lights. 

All the seasons are equally 

Though Autumn seems far 

For all the precious memorial 

And the days of happiness. 

So thanks be to Him who gave 
us life 

Thanks to the Pilgrims bold; 

We give thanks and praise on 
this special day. 

For they gave thanks of old. 
Reubin Cooper '57 

For Your 
Autiiinn Keadiii" 

This is the seventh year thst 
the editors of the weekly boolc 
reviewing magazine, "The Satur- 
day Review", liave asked book 
editors of newspapers in all sec- 
tions of the country to recom- 
mend several titles — fiction or 
general — that they believe de- 
serve the attention of the reac- 
Ing public. These are the boo!^ 
which were mentioned most: 

"M a r j o r I e Morningstar", bv 
Herman Wouk. The story of a 
beautiful New York middleclass 
Jewish girl and her dreams of 
becoming an actress. 

"Andersonville", by MacKinlay 
Kantor. The horror story of the 
Confederate prison where 14,00il 
of 36.000 inmates died. 

"Band of Angels", by Robert 
Penn Warren. Based on a true 
incident, this is the story of 
beautiful Amantha Starr who 
lived during the pre-Civil War 
period, A surprise disclosure 
changes the whole course of the 
heroine's life. 

"Inside Africa", by John Gun- 
ther. The fifth in the series of 
the autlijOr's works concerning 
the customs, politics, religion, 
and industrial development of 
various countries, 

"The Genius and the Goddess", 
by Aldous Huxley, This novel is 
concerned with the conflict be- 
tween liuman intellect and hu- 
man spirit. 

"Hiroshima Diary". The Jour- 
nal of a Japanese Physician, by 
Mlchiko Hachiya, This is a rec- 
ord of thoughts and acts be- 
tween August 6 and September 
30, 1945. 

Watch out: They've started that egg battling again, Chief", 

November. 1955 



Page 3 

Alunini Queen Allendaiits 

Miss Eunice M. Wlislil (ceiilci) has been eliosen by the 
Alumni association to reign as queen clurine llic liomccomine 
festivities. Mrs. Martha Fonl (left) and Mrs. Nailine Lewis were 
selected as her attendants. 

Her Majesty— the Queen — Miss Mamie Davis, reigned as queen 
for S. S. C. for the school year 1955-56. 



A Queen 
Is Crowned 

Another year has dawned, and 
-another queen is crowned. 

This month marks the fourth 
annual coronation activities at 
Savannah State College- 
Queen Mamie Davis will reign 
over Savannah State College 
for the term 1955-56. Her royal 
attendants are Josie Troutman 
md Willie Lee Hopkins, 

Expressing her gratitude. 
»(iueen Mamie stated, "I wish to 
thank the students for electing 
me as Miss Savannah State, It 
is a great honor for me to be 
elevated to this position. I shall 
try in every way to maintain the 
qualities that are exemplified by 
one who represents her alma 






FKANCING i"VIA.M)KI';TTE.S— Left to right Xheta Kooks (Sopho- 
more) Juariita Krenlsoii (Freshman) Pearl Watson (Freshman) Bet- 
ty Butler (Freshman). 

Freshman Haeks 

SSC Linemen 

FKESHMAN BACKS — (Left to right) Willie Batchelor (S.S.C. 
top Kroiinti gainer), Joseph "Powerhouse" Reynolds, RoylantI James 
I Ace <|.B.), Moses King (Leading punter). 

S.S.C. LINEMEN — left to right, Jolly Stephens, Fred Edwards. 
Charles Cameron, Willie Johnson, Willie Dukes. Harrison Whipple. 
Jesse Carter, Frank Chappel. 

Page 4 


November, 195S 

Organization Highlights 

By Mary Daniels 
Basileus. Mamie Davis; Anti- 
Basileus, Amanda Fuller; Gram- 
mateus, Ann Price; Tamiouchos. 
Delora Dean; Epistoleus, Clara 
Lewis; Dean of Pledges, Hazel 
Harris; Assistant Dean of 
Pledges. Shirley Osgood; Hode- 
gos. Mary Daniels; Parliamen- 
tarian. Faye Flipper: Reporter. 
Mary Daniels. 


President, Russell Mole; Vice- 
President, Evans Jemmi-son; Sec- 
retary. Isaiah Melver; Treasurer, 
Leander Boggs; reporters Orell 
Webb and Gardner Hobbs- 

Mr. NeLson R. Freeman is our 


President. Otis Brock; Vice- 
President, Prince Wynn; Dean of 
Pledges, James Dearing (on 
leave); Correspondence and Re- 
cording Secretary, Clevon John- 
son: Treasurer. Louis Young; Fi- 
nancial Secretary. Dan Wright; 
Parliamentarian, J i m m i e Dll- 
worth: Sergeant-at-arms, Alon- 
za Perry. 


Presidenl^-Gloria Spaulding. 

Vice-President — Marlene Mc- 

Recording Secretary — Mal- 
senia Armstrong. 

Treasurer — Leona Bolden. 


Our officers for this school 
term are: Basileus, Doris Robin- 
son; Anti-Basileus, Willie Lee 
Hopkins; Tomiochus. Ruby Dean 
Harrington; Grammatius, Ber- 
nice A, Westley; Parliamentar- 
ian. Janette Pusha; Historian, 
Julia White. 

Sorror Best, reporter 


President. Marlene McCaU; 
Vice-President, Malsenia Arm- 
strong; Secretary, Annie Pearl 
Pierce; Treasurer. Shirley Ten- 
nant; Social Chairman, Delora 
Dean; Publicity Editor. Leonnye 
Adams; Music and Drama Chair- 
man. Alice Williams; Scholar- 
ship and Recognition Chairman. 
Dorothy Davis; Service Chair- 
man. Helen Motan; Art Chair- 
man, Elzater Brown; Food 
Chairman. Inez Dawson. 
Corridor Representative: 
1 East, Hazel Woods; 2 West, 
Bertha Dillard; 2 East. Geneva 
Williams; 3 East, Susie Bonner; 
3 West. Bettye Render. 


Daniel Pelote. president; Dan- 
iel G. Nichols, vice-president; 
Doris S. Robinson, recording sec- 
retary; Gloria Spaulding, finan- 
cial secretary: Virgil Wilcher. 
treasurer; Ruby Harrington, 
Harry Powell. Student Council 
representatives: Ann Best, Jan- 
ette Pusha. reporters. 


President, Ida Lee: Vice-Presi- 
dent, Georgia Ann Price; Secre- 
tary, Elzata V. Brown; Treasurer, 
Madis Cooper; Chaplain, Minnie 
B. Shephard; Program Commit- 
tee. Chairman. Gladys V. White; 
Reporters, Gevendolyn Gatlin. 
Gwendolyn Gatlin 

to develop them as living indi- 
viduals. Violence occupies a 
large portion of their action, 

I highly recommend that you 
read East of Eden. You may. or 
may not like the author's mes- 
sage, but you will at least be cog- 
nizant of it. 


President, Hazel J, Wood; re- 
cording secretary. Minnie S, Ha- 
gan; financial secretary, Ruth 
Hay ward; reporters. Ella V. 
Brunson, Rubin Cooper; advisor, 
John H, Camper. 

Book Review 

No Second 

By Wesley Griffin 
You walk into the classroom — 
You are told by Mr. Peacock at 


James Thomas, president: 
Prince Wynn. vice - president; 
Eugene Hurey. secretary: Johnny 
Gilbert, reporter; James Meeks, 
parliamentarian; Isiah McIver, 
treasurer; Robert M. Byrd, ser- 
geant-at-arms; Frank McLaugh- 
lin, chairman; Reuben Cooper, 
Chairman of the Awards Com- 
mittee; and Eugene Isnac. ad- 

By GeorRe Williams Jr. "57 

East of Eden is not a new book 
by some standards. This book 
was published in June of 1951. 
It is not since it was published 
in parts in this week's Collier's 
Magazine, Readers Digest's con- 
densed book club selection and 
Sears Readers club selection. 

It warrants attention at this 
time not because it is Steinbeck, 
but because Hollywood has come 
up with a movie version, wliich 
some proclaim is better than the 

East of Eden is a modern par- 
able which flashes a panoramic 
glimpse of the past 100 years of 
America. It is a story of our 
march from East and West in 
search of an Eden. 

The story centers on Adam 
Trosk who was appropriately 
and Biblically named. He is al- 
most unbelievably blinded by his 
dream of an earthly paradise. 
which lie thinks he has found in 
tlie Salino Valley of California, 
The novel encompasses the lives 
of two families and their part in 
the movement westward. It dis- 
cusses houses of ill repute, sol- 
diering, and displays a plentiful 
amount of extreme physical vio- 

The central part of the story 
is a discussion of Cain and Abel. 
Talkers in this "dragged out" 
discussion are Samuel Hamilton 
(perhaps the most believable 
character among Steinbeck's 
hanging of unreal portraits) , 
Lee. an intelligent Chinese who 
was raised as a presbyterian, and 
Adam. It is Lee who makes the 
universal point in which Stein- 
beck labors. The moral is that 
every man is potentially a Cain 
and that it is impossible to live 
without feeling guilty and in- 
adequately loved. As a result 
Steinbeck seems to be saying 
that there is a choice between 
good and evil and each man 
finds his happiness in making 
his choice. 

But it is in this moral discus- 
sion where the author falls down. 
He draws an arbitrary ethical 
line and places his characters 
either on goody side, or the vil- 
lainous. Cathey is hateful, hard 
to understand and obviously the 

Lee and Sam Hamilton are do- 
gooders, Adam and his brother 
are clear-cut representatives of 
right and wrong; one is sensitive 
and idealistic, the other is sadis- 
tic and selfish. 

Out of the abstract disillu- 
sioned main characters he final- 
ly finds himself and the world 
he must accept. 

But there is too much talk. 
There are 600 pages and the 
story is sprinkled across them — 
in some spots too spicy and in 
other places too thin. In fact, 
the author doesn't get his main 
character into the Salinal Val- 
ley until 100 pages have flipped 

Steinbeck is so busy having 
his characters placed as symbols 
of good and evil that he forgets 

one second after the hour the 
train has pulled out from the 
station, Dr, Gordon tells you a 
book is necessary to complete 
the course, Dr, Williams tells 
you critical thinking is necessary 
and that no guess work is done 
in his class. Dr. Lloyd says, "Eco- 
nomics is hard, you'll read, but 
you will not understand what 
you read. You will have to come 
to class every day and bring your 
fountain pen with you, because 
you don't write in pencil in 

here." Dr. Dean says, "it's up to 

you here. No one is going to VoCatioiial 

doesn't the voice come to me? 
I am the King, not you." Joan 
replies: "They do come to you 
but you do not hear them. But 
if you prayed from your heart, 
and listened to the thriUing of 
the bells in the air. even after 
they stopped ringing, you would 
be able to hear the voices as well 
as I do." 

The bells are ringing now. If 
you stop and listen, you can hear 
the voices of knowledge, of un- 
derstanding, of patience and of 
experience from those who are 
planted here at Savannah State 
College to aid you in furthering 
your education so that you might 
make your stand in life. 

But it's up to you. The deci- 
sion is yours. You will have to 
decide for yourself. But remem- 
ber this— Whatever your decision 
might be. it will have an influ- 
ence on your total life. 

As Mr. Carlyle has said: 

"One life, a gleam of time be- 
tween two eternities; no second 
chance for us — forevermore," 

make you study. You are not in 

high school anymore and if you Plailllill*>' HilltS 

read this stuff *^ 

ed to? If so, what type of job 

was it? 

By asking yourself these ques- 
tions concerning the previous 
jobs you have held will help you 
to determine your special inter- 
ests. Your leisure activities and 
hobbies will also aid you in de- 
termining the things in which 
you are particularly interested. 

You need not limit yourself to 
the questions listed above, but 
may consider any others that 
may occur to you or be of some 
help in obtaining a sound anal- 
ysis. Compare the items you 
have considered. Do they give 
you any picture of the kind of 
things you like to do most? A 
careful study of the first group 
of questions listed above will de- 
termine whether the enthusiasm 
for a teacher has colored your 
analysis is necessary in order to 
decrease the possibilities of drift- 
ing into a vocation in which you 
will be unhappy. 

When you have found the 
point at which your abilities 
skills, and special interests coin- 
cide, you have a powerful com- 
bination for success. 

don't want to 

two or three times, you don't 

have any business here." 

But you insist that you don't 
have the time to study. You will 
therefore run the risk of bad 
grades or even failure. The in- 
structor will look at you kindly 
but searchingly as he answers 
with finaUty: "It's up to you!" 
As he smiles, there is sadness in 
his eyes and a touch of pathos in 
his voice, for he knows that the 
best source of information is 
here being offered to you. But 
you must decide whether to ac- 
cept it or not. 

Constantly, we are deciding 
whether we are friends or ene- 
mies to ourselves. No one else 
has that responsibility. Further 
than this, the decisions we must 
make for ourselves influence our 
total lives. 

Mythology has emphasized this 
truth. The city of Troy finally 
taken because the people fool- 
ishly opened their gates and 
pulled within their walls the 
wooden horse which had been 
constructed by the Greeks and 
into which soldiers had climbed 
and waited patiently for their 
chance. Once inside the city, 
these armed men let out by the 
traitor Simon, opened the gates 
of the city for their friends who 
had returned under the cover of 
night. The Greeks set the city 
on fire. The people who had 
been feasting, died by the sharp 
swords of the infuriated enemy, 
and Troy was completely sub- 

To prophesy disaster only be- 
cause this had been the fate of 
former civilization might seem 
pessimistic to you, but to many 
scholars, it seems quite possible. 
This kind of collapse happens 
not merely to cities, but often to 
a whole social order and to in- 
dividuals. Society has often de- 
cayed within, long before any ex- 
ternal fall has been able to de- 
stroy it Those who are wise will 
ponder this fact. 

Certainly, as individuals, we 
see how sharply this truth can 
be etched on our minds and lives. 
and individuals will decide the 
future of our social order. 

Quietude — taking time to 
think is what we need now. Un- 
less our thinking keeps pace with 
our work, we soon miss the pow- 
er we need for life. In a day 
when we are madly rushing from 
one engagement to another, it Is 
imperative to discipline ourselves 
with regular study and devo- 
tions, to choose periods during 
the day when meditation upon 
our chosen profession is the one 

In George Bernard Shaw's St. 
Joan. Charles the King, com- 
plaining to Joan says, "Why 

By Roosevelt J. Williams 

As a human being is forced 
with the ever-present problem 
of earning a living, one should 
seek the best possible practices 
in order that he may face this 
task with the maximum amount 
of effectiveness 

Having a definite occupational 
goal will give you a running start 
over others who have not organ- 
ized their plans to this effect. 
By selecting your vocation early 
and from the basis of ready- 
obtained abilities, skills, and spe- 
cial interests you are able to set 
a better and more effective pat- 
tern for your training. 

A careful study of yourself Is 
very necessary in planning a 
successful vocation. The advice 
of Socrates, "Know thyself is 
wise counsel, even today. It will 
help you to discover your inter- 
ests, skills, and special abilities, 
and to evaluate your personal- 
ity and your physical fitness for 
certain jobs. 

A careful study of yourself in- 
cludes an examination of your 
whole person and an appraisal 
of all positive and negative fac- 
tors which relate in any way to 
vocational success or failure. 
The first step in such a study is 
a search for evidence of your in- 
terests, skills and special know- 

To know your interests, you 
have some important and help- 
ful information about yourself. 
Your school experiences may aid 
you in sleeting your special in- 
terests. A few questions you 
may ask yourself are these: 

1. What subjects do I like best? 

2. What subjects do I Uke 
least? Why? 

3. In what subjects did I make 
the highest marks? 

4. Are these the subjects that I 
liked be.sf If not. why? 

5. How about the subjects in 
which I made the lowest marks? 

These questions should be an- 
swered as definitely as possible 
in order that you may achieve 
the maximum results from your 

If you analyze your previous 
work experiences you will dis- 
cover further evidence of your 
interests, Here are a few ques- 
tions you may ask yourself per- 
taining to your previous work. 

l.What did I like most about 
the job? Why? 

2, What did I like least? Why? 

3 Was there anything about 

the work itself that led me to 

quit any particular job? If so. 

what was it? 

4. Have I ever worked at a job 
after hours just because I want- 

College Goals 
An Values 

Reubin Cooper 

It is my firm belief and con- 
viction at this time that thous- 
ands of students enroll in Col- 
lege every year without consid- 
ering the significance of thf- 

I take the time here to noi 
only invite, but admonish al 
new College students to discus- 
briefly some important facts tr 
consider in their quest for know 
ledge and a better understandin; 
of the world in which we live. 
This year, as previous year? 
young men and women ar^ 
flocking to our colleges in larg 
numbers. Their motives an*, 
reasons for going are probabl. 
to be with iiigh school classmate: 
for some, and others a desire t 
elevate themselves by learnin^ 
more in order to make bette 
citizens, better homes, bette 
churches, better communitie. 
and therefore a higher societj 
I venture to say that probabl 
half of the high school graduate 
who go to college at the time o 
entrance, have any reasons at al 
for going and have not set an 
goal in life to reach. 

I think before entrance to col- 
lege one must consider the pur 
pose of college and what he ex 
pects to accomplish by going to 
college, or does he have to go to 
college to be successful in the vo- 
cation of his choice. 

Therefore the question comes 
to mind, What college should I 
go to or. What shall I choose? 
More important should be the 
question. What work am I best 
suited for and what are my cap- 
abilities? Why do I want to 
spend five long years incollege? 
What can I expect to receive 
from my college experince? No 
single answer can be given to 
this question for all individuals. 
One must seek his own answer 
within himself in vision of his 
life values. 

In order to be successful in 
college and to receive the most 
value from college training, one 
must have a life objective. For 
one who goes to college without 
an objective in life to work to- 
ward, most likely finds himself 
making poor grades and eventu- 
ally going back home a failure. 
He fails, not because he never 
knew what he came to college 
for in the first place. We very 
easily get discouraged if there is 
no goal for which we strive to 
reach, and there will be a lack 
of effort and interest in doing 
college work. To set a goal for a 
college career gives one the need- 
ed incentive and interest to 

(Continued on Page 5) 

November, 1955 


Page 5 

Admission Test For 
Graduate Study 

The Admission Test for Grad- 
uate Study in Business, required 
for entrance by a number of 
graduate business schools or di- 
visions throughout the country, 
will be offered on three dates 
during the coming year, accord- 
ing to Educational Testing Ser- 
vice, which prepares and admin- 
isters the test. 

The tests will be administered 
on February 2, April 14. and Au- 
gust 18 in 1956, Applications and 
fees must be filed with the Ad- 
mission Test for Graduate Study 
in Business, Educational Test- 
ing Service, 20 Nassau Street. 
Princeton, New Jersey, at least 
two weeks before the testing date 
desired in order to allow ETS 
time to complete the necessary 
testing arrangements. 

Senior Women 
Privileges Bein<i Revised 

Senior women at the University 
of Colorado will be free to stay 
<mt as late as they wish this 
year, according to an announce- 
ment by Dean of Women Mary- 
Ethel Ball, The proposal has 
iieen approved by the Board of 
Regents, the University Execu- 
tive Committee and President 
Ward Darley. 

Under the plan, door keys will 
'e given to each senior, the cost 
iieing absorbed by a key deposit. 
Seniors would be required to 
sign out of their residence when 
■ (hey intend to be out beyond the 
regular closing hours or over- 
liight. Falsification on signout 
,;!ips or abuse of the key privilege 
would be subject to severe pen- 
:i Ity. Persons supervising the 
program would reserve the right 
(0 check signout information at 
ny time. 

The dean's office believes sen- 
ior girls are mature enough to 
be trusted with the new privilege. 
It was pointed out that the plan 
will be evaluated each year and 
I hat the Associated Women Stu- 
dents organization is free to re- 
voke it each year. 

Law School .\dniission 
rests Required 

The Law Sciiool Admission 
Test required of applicants for 
admission to a number of lead- 
ing American law schools, will 
be given at more than 100 cen- 
ter's throughout the United 
States on the mornings of No- 
vem 12. 1955. February 18, April 
21. and August 11, 1956. During 
1054-55 nearly 10,000 applicants 
took this test, and their scores 
were sent to over 100 law schools. 

Bulletins and applications for 
the test should be obtained four 
to six weeks in advance of the 
desired testing date from Law 
School Administration Test, Ed- 
ucational Testing Service. 20 
Nassau Street, Princeton, N, J, 
Completed applications must be 
received at least ten days before 
the desired testing date in order 
to allow ETS time to complete 
the necessary testing arrange- 
ments for each candidate. 

Mamie Davis 

iCoiiliiiiied Iroiii I'afii- 1) 

mittees during Religious Em- 
phasis Week; and at present is 
Serving her second year as secre- 
tary of the Savannah State Col- 
lege Sunday School, as well as 
President of Gamma Upsilon 
Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha. 
She is doing part-time work in 
the College Bookstore, 

Miss Davis will have as her 
attendants, Miss Josie Troutman 
and Miss Willie Lee Hopkins. 

Miss Troutman is a native of 
Macon, Georgia, the daughter of 
Mr. and Mrs, Joe Troutman, She 
is a senior majoring in Business 
Education and minoring in Eng- 
lish. Miss Troutman received her 

high school education at Ballard 
Hudson High School in Macon 
While attending Savannah State, 
she has become affiliated with 
the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, 
the Business Club, and the Stu- 
dent Council. She spends her 
leisure time reading, sewing, and 

Miss Willie Lee Hopkins, a sen- 
ior majoring in Elementary Edu- 
cation, is the daughter of Mr, 
and Mrs, William Hopkins of 
Brunswick, Ga,, and received her 
high school education at Risley 
High School in Brunswick. 

She has been affiliated with 
the Dramatic Club, the Marshal! 
Board, the Sigma Gamma Rho 
Sorority, the Yearbook Staff and 
the student publication staff. 

Miss Hopkins' hobbies are 
dancing and working cross-word 

These three young ladies will 
be presented to the Savannah 
State College student body, 
alumni, faculty, and friends dur- 
ing the half-time of the home- 
coming game against Claflin 
College of Orangeburg, S. C. on 
November 19. 

Instructors Attend 

J. B, Clemmons, chairman of 
the Department of Mathematics 
and Physics; W. V. Winters, pro- 
fessor in the Department of 
Mathematics and Physics; Mrs, 
Louise Owens, assistant profes- 
sor in the Department of Lan- 
(Continued an I'age 6) 

CoHege Coals 

(Contintted from Pai;e 4) 
Study to larn the things he 
knows he must learn in order to 
reach the goal that he expects 
to reach in life. 

If we are some of the fortu- 
nate few who graduate from col- 
lege, regardless to what work we 
have chosen, or what field of 
profession we go into, we will be 
looked upon as leaders in the 
community in which we hve. We 
will be expected to have an an- 
swer to many of the questions of 
life. We must therefore find 
pleasure in learning and con- 
stantly practice what we learn. 

There are young men and wo- 
men who go to college making 
the sad mistake of thinking that 
college will make a new man or 
woman of them. They form the 
wrong concept of college and un- 
less soon corrected they will 
find that they wait in vain for 
college to do for them what they 
need to do for themselves. With 
this conception of college, one's 
time and money spent in college 
will have profited him nothing. 

Everyone shouldn't go to col- 
lege. Unfortunately, t h e r e' s 
some who are unable to attend 
college because of financial rea- 
sons, but there are precious few 
who do not have the mental 
ability to do average college 
work, once they have finished 
high school, if they find the Col- 
lege work best suits their needs. 
For those who go to college with- 
out a sound and definite goal to 

reach, if by some means they 
stay to graduate, they will find 
that going to college was only 
time and effort thrown away. 
Their college career meant noth- 
ing and the time ond money 
spent in college was an extrava- 
gant waste. 

In order to be successful! and 
receive the most value from a 
college career, one must have a 
definite goal for life, and in- 
stead of waiting for college to 
make a new man of him study 
to learn and elevate himself and 
by so doing he shall find pleas- 
ure in working toward a worth- 
while goal. 

S.S.C. Presents 
Pearl Primus 

Gwendolyn C. Proctor 
The Lyceum Committee of Sa- 
vannah State College presented 
Pearl Primus and Company on 
Thursday, November 10 at 8:15 
p.m., as the first attraction of 
the 1955 Lyceum Series, 

Out of the vast storehouse of 
knowledge and experience. Miss 
Primus used her powerful imag- 
ination to create the most dy- 
namic and artistic dance presen- 
tation. The program was based 
upon elaborate ceremonies of the 
jungle, the little-known ritual 
dances of Melanesia, the fascin- 
ating legends and Calypso of 
the Caribbean, and the soul- 
stirring spirituals and jazz of our 
United States. 

"Shango" featured Miss Prim- 
us in all the dramatic vitality of 

her technique. Portraying the 
ancient Yoruba. God of Thunder 
and Lightning, she seemed to 
emerge from nowhere to chal- 
lenge the present and the future 
with the power of the past. She 
spread the rhythms of her Shan- 
go drummers like an enchanted 
carpet beneath her feet and for 
her the ground does not exist. 

The auditorium was filled to 
its capacity. 

With a supporting cast of top- 
notch dancers, musicians and 
singers, this company has suc- 
ceeded in presenting on stage 
an artistic triumph in dance. 

This attraction was held in 
Meldrim Auditorium and was 
open to the public without 

Question: (House Party) What 
kind of doctor is your father? 

Answer: (little girl) A sewing 
up doctor. 

Question: (On Your Account) 
Where did Davy Crockett flghf 
the Indians? 

Answer: On television. 

Question: (House Party) What 
kind of dog Is yours? 

Answer : (small boy) Just a 
regular dog with legs on four 

Question: (Two For The Mon- 
ey) Name as many things as you 
can that have to be squeezed, 
like a sponge. 

Answer: Blondes, Red Heads, 

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Page 6 


November. 195.i 

1 iger s 
Sport Light 


Even had a serious 

Albany Tops S.S.C 

Albany State College's football 
team invaded Savannah State 
College's athletic field proudly 
pi-oclaiming the distinction of 
being Georgia's only undefeated 
college eleven. After 60 minutes 
of battling the visitors left the 
girdiron with fame untarnished 
and a 23 to 6 victory. 

The team from Dougherty 
County lived up to the name of 
Rams for they battered the luck- 
less Tigers into submission after 
the Savannahians gave the Rams 
a real scare in the third period. 

James, Quarlrrbark 
.For Tigers 

Roland James, a freshman 
majoring in Physical Education 
and minoring in Business Edu- 
cation, is one of the regular 
quarterbacks for the Savannah 
State Tigers, who sees action in 
most of the games that the Tig- 
ers play. He has proven that he 
is quite capable of handUng the 
key position by his performances 
in the first three games that the 
Tigers have played. In the Flor- 
ida Normal game, he scored one 
touchdown and passed for an- 
other. He has also been one of 
the main reasons why the Tigers 
have been playing like cliam- 

While he was playing at Wood- 
ville High School last season, he 
was the first string quarterback. 
His ability to elude his oppon- 
ents was one of the reasons why 
the Woodville boys were city 
champions last season. 

Upon graduation from SSC he 
plans to become a high school 
football coach. 


An accident? 

Never had a single 
accident in your life? 

Farmer: Well no I haven't, but 
last spring when I was out in 
the pasture a bull tossed me over 
the fence. 

Doctor: Well don't you call 
that an accident? 

Farmer: No I don't, that bull 
did It on purpose, 

Visitor: "Can you tell me 
where the science building is?" 

College Boy: "I'm sorry, but 
I'm just here on an Athletic 

Writer: "Here is the manu- 
script I offered you last year." 

Editor: "What's the idea, 
bringing this thing back when 
I rejected it last year?" 

Writer: "Well, you've had a 
year's experience since then." 

Cop: "And just how did the 
accident happen?" 

Motorist: "My wife fell asleep 
in the back seat" 

Teacher: "Now Henry, supposL' 
I borrowed one hundred dollars 
from your father and paid him 
ten dallars a month for ten 
months. How much v/ould I 
then owe him?" 

Henry: (Tlie banker's son) 
"About six dollars interest." 

Instructors Attend 

(Conlinueil from Page 5) 

guages and Literature; and Dr 
Elmer Dean, chairman of the 
Department of Social Sciences at 
Savannah State College, attend- 
ed the Phelps-Stokes Foundation 
Committee Meetings whicli were 
held at Atlanta on October 27, 
The meetings are being held to 
map out plans to inspire the 
teaching of Mathematics. Phys- 
ical Science, Languages, and So- 
cial Science in the Secondary 
Schools in Georgia. 



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gene Miller, Willie Johnson, .lohnny Dixon. Leroy Brown, James Hall, Lerov Dupree, Melvin Jone 
James Collier Ulysses Stanley, James Freeman (coaeh asst.). 2nd row — Frank Chappel Willie 
Batchelor, Joseph Cox, Albert Scrutchins, Charles Cameron. Robert Butler, Louis Ford, Roland Jame,. 
3rd row— Willie Middlclon, Willie Dukes, Willie Reynolds, Fred Edwards, Artis Fields, Joseph Reynolds, 
Jesse Carter, L, J. McDaniel. Moses King. Anderson Kelley. 4th row— Eddie Mosley, Myles Oliver. Moses 
Calhoun. Edgar Griffith. Fred Walker, Eugene Hubbard, Robert Robbins, Jolly Stephens, Harrison 
Whipple, Gardner Hobbs, and Arnold Johnson. 

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in your noodle? 

Sendrfin and 


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Sarah Lawn:rtce 


Gloria Moultrie 

Salesman: "Sonny is your 
mother home?" 

Little Boy: "Yes. sir." 

Salesman (after knocking in 
vain) "I thought you said your 
mother was home." 

Little Boy: "Yes, sir, but I 
don't live here." 

Magistrate: "You cannot drive 
now for two years, you are a 
danger to pedestrians." 

Defandant: "But your Honor, 
my li^ng depends on it." 

Magistrate: "So does theirs." 

Bride: "Who is the man in the 
blue coat darling?" 

Groom: "That's the umpire, 

Bride; "Why does he wear that 
funny wire thing over his face?" 

Groom: "To keep from biting 
the ball players," 

Visitor; How old are you little 

The boy; When I'm heme I'm 
seven and when I'm on the bus 
I'm five. 


■John Vancini 
Boston College 

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drive last year — and they'll tell you it's the easiest money yet. 

Droodles ai'e a snap to do — just look at the samples here. Droodle 
anything you want. Droodle as many as you want. If we select your 
Droodle, we'll pay $25 for the right to use it, with your name, in our 
advertising. And we always end up paying for plenty we don't use! 

Send yom' Droodle, complete with title, to Lucky Droodle, P. O. Box 
67A, Mt. Vernon, N. Y. Include your name, address, college and class. 
Please include, too, the name and address of the dealer in your college town 
from whom you buy cigarettes most often. 

While you droodle, light up a Lucky, the cigarette that tastes better 
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December. 1955 


Vol. 9, No. 3 

Merry Christmas - A Happy New Year 

College Choir Gives 
Xinas Concert 

The Annual Chi'istmas Concert 
:it Savannah State College was 
held on Sunday evening, Decem- 

Der 11, in Meldrim Auditorium. 
This traditional musical event 
-yas open to the public. 

A special feature of the pro- 

■ ram was the first public per- 
lormance of a composition by 
.larry Persse. choral director of 
irmstrong College. Mr. Persse 
iivitedt he choral society to per- 
iirm lais "Christmas Eve Is 
lere", a modern choral work 
.Titten last year. In addition to 
iiusic by the entire choral so- 
lety. there were special rendi- 
ons by the male and female 
lee clubs, soloists, and other in- 

Dr. Coleridge A. Braithwaite. 

■ iiairman of the Department of 
ine Arts, was the conductor, 

I e was assisted by Miss Minni.' 
) ose James at the piano, and Mi . 
. imes H. Everett at the organ. 

Iveadership Institute 

Opens January 29 

Plans are being made for the 
9th Annual Leadership Institute. 
The dates for the Institute are 
■January 29, 1955— February 3, 
1956. In past years the Institute 
has featured seminars on Par- 
liamentary Procedure, dis- 
cussions based on the place of 
student organizations on a col- 
lege campus and the responsibil- 
Uies of student officers. 

Mr. George B. Williams. Jr. is 
serving as chairman of the In- 
stitute. His CO - workers are 
Misses Carolyn Patterson. Betty 
Davis, Madeline Harrison, and 
Messrs. Robert Porter, Jr.. Prince 
Wyn. Alphonso Smith, Eugene 
tsaac and J. E. Brooks. 

l^eek Program 

The Religious Emphasis Week 
( ommittee met and selected 
March 28, through April 1 as Re- 
ligious Emphasis Week for this 
t-.'hool year. Isaiah Mclver was 
E lected chairman of the Reli- 
(.^lous Emphasis Week Committee 
:■ ad Miss Ida Lee is the secre- 
t ry. 

During the week there will be 
C'jmmunion, sunrise service, re- 
tieat, assemblies, personal con- 
f'.-rences, Sunday School, Vesper. 
t'liurch, family style breakfasts, 
arid seminars. Committees con- 
cerning various aspects of this 
program will function during 
tills week. 

The plan calls for the most re- 
warding Religious Emphasis 

Week ever, with a great many 
additional participants over the 

previous years. 

against Claflin College as they were presented to the more than 2000 spectators during the half-time 
break. L. to R. "Mis-s Claflin," Miss Alma Davis from Hampton, S. C; attendant to Miss Savannah State, 
Miss Willie Lee Hopkins from Brunswick. Ga.; "Miss Savannah State." Miss Mamie Davis from Colum- 
bus, Ga.; attendant to Miss Savannah State, Miss Josie Troutman from Macon, Ga.; and President 
W. K. Payne, 

Home Economics 

The division of Home Econom- 
ics had its annual Bazaar on 
Wednesday, December 7, at 
Hammond Hall from four to 
nine p.m. It was rated even bet- 
ter than last year's. Dancing 
and games were available for 
everyone's enjoyment. 

The foods classes made pies, 
cakes, and cup-cakes, fried fish, 
chicken (barbecue), rolls, 
cookies, ribs, coffee, slaw, potato 
salad and hot dogs which were 

On sale and display from the 
clothing area was a variety of 
beautiful aprons, shoe-bags of all 
sizes, place mat sets, toaster and 
mixer covers, cosmetics capes, 
and laundry bags. 

A new and adventurous addi- 
tion was added to the Bazaar; 
Items were raffled off such as 
cakes, chickens, hams and five 
gallons of gasoline. 

The proceeds from the sales 
are to go into the club's treasury, 
and to send a student represent- 
ative to the meeting of the 
American Home Economics Asso- 

We believe the interest in the 
Bazaar will continue and each 
year will grow better and better 

SSC Seeks To Increase Its Services In 
The Division of Trades and Indnstries 

In an interview prior to leaving for the White House Conference 
on Education, W. B. Nelson, a member of Georgia's delegation and 
Division of Trades and Industries at Savannah State College empha- 
sized the fact that the college seeks to increase its services in the 
Division of Trades and Industries 

(bi House Wiring fcf Electrical 
Appliances (d) Electrical Motor 
Repairing and Installation; 4, 
Radio Service and Repair; (a) 
Bricklaying (b) Cement Finish- 
ing let Plastering (di Tile Set- 
ting; 8. Practical Nursing; 9. 
Shoe Repairing and Leather- 
craft; 10. Drawing la) Mechani- 
cal (b) Architectural. 

The division is expanding its 
program to train engineering 
technicians. That is, a person 
who can carry out in a respon- 
sible manner either proven tech- 
niques which are common 
knowledge among those who are 
technical experts in his branch 
of engineering. The person is 
trained to work on designs, to 
engage in draftsmanship; esti- 
mating, servicing, the testing of 
materials et cetera. 

Curricula will be offered in the 
following technical fields: 

a. Electrical and Electronics 

b. Automotive Technology. 

c. Heating and Refrigeration 
and Air Conditioning Technol- 

e. Mechanical Technology. 

iConliniivil to Piifif ft) 

The Division of Trades and In- 
dustries at Savannah State seeks 
to aid the college in rendering a 
greater service to the State of 
Georgia and the nation as a 
whole in preparing people in the 
various phases of industrial 

The division has the following 
program in operation to prepare 
students in marketable skills, 
technical knowledge and com- 
petant and efficient teachers. In 
the preparation of teachers, a 
curriculum is offered to train: 
(a) Industrial Arts Teachers; (b) 
Teachers of General Shop; (c) 
Vocational Trade Teachers; and 
I d ) Building and Construction 

Students are trained to ac- 
quire marketable skills and tech- 
nical knowledge, to enter em- 
ployment as semi - skilled or 
skilled workers in the following 

1, Automobile Mechanics (a) 
Cabinetmaking ( b ) Body and 
Fender; 2. General Woodwork 
and Carpentry (a) Cabinetmak- 
ing (b) Carpentry, repairs, con- 
struction; 3- Electrical Mainte- 
nance (a) Commercial Wiring 

Okwii-ry Speaks 
To College 

Mr. Isaka Okwirry, District Of- 
ficer of Kakamega, Kenya. East 
Africa, and participant in the 
Foreign Leader Program of the 
International Education Ex- 
change Service of the United 
States Department of State, 
spoke to the Savannah State 
College family last week. 

Mr. Okwirry stated that his 
main reasons for coming to the 
United States were.i 1 ) "to create 
a relationship between people 
of America and East Africa," (2) 
"to see how the education set-up 
is going, and also to try and se- 
cure a place for one or two boys 
who are willing to come for edu- 
cation," (3) "to see the extension 
.services and good farmers of 

He brought out several Import- 
ant facts about Kenya, East Af- 
rira, which covers 225,000 miles 
and has a population of six mil 
iidu people, pointing out that 
Kenya is governed by a governor 
appointed by the Queen of Eng- 
land and all other officers are 
appointed by a Council Officer 
in England. 

The country is divided into six 
provinces and each province is 
governed by the Provincial Com- 
missioner, Each Province is di- 
vided into four Districts looked 
after by the District Commis- 
sioners. Each District is divided 
into four parts ruled by the Dis- 
trict Officers. Mr. Okwirry is the 
first African to be appointed as 
District Officer. 

There are no college in East 
Africa, but there are schools 

that go as high as twelfth grade. 

( Co 

•;l to J'liiic 6 1 

Y.M.C.A. Records 

Largest Membership 

There are 102 active members 
in the Savannah State Chapter 
of the YMCA this year. This is 
the largest enrollment in the 
history of the college "Y". 

The YMCA will have a travel- 
ing basketball team this year. 
Willie J. Telfair Is the director of 
activities for the YMCA Isaiah 
Mclver is head coach and Odel 
Weaver Assistant Coach. 

The YMCA and YWCA selected 
Isaiah Mclver treasurer to rep- 
resent them in the Ecumenical 
Student Conference of the 
Christian World Mission which 
will be held at Ohio University in 
Athens. Ohio, beginning Decem- 
ber'ST^rmd^ending January 2. 

There will be thousands of stu- 
dents from all parts of the globe 
who will sing folk songs of their 
countries, teach folk songs, dem- 
onstrate folk and classical 
dances, play musical instru- 
ments, sing hymns, write poetry, 
exhibit paintings, write for the 
conference newspaper and par- 
ticipate in many other activities 
while attending this conference 
at Ohio University, 

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Associate Editor 
Managing Editor 
Feature Editor 
Copy Editors Johni 
Society Editor 
Sports Editors 
Excliange Editor 
Fashion Editor 
Photo Editor 

Business Manager 
Circulation Manager 
Advertising Manager 


Isaiah Mclver 

Oliver Swaby 

James O. Thomas 

Reubin Cooper 

e M. Thompson. Joseph Brown. Eugene Hurey 

Carter Peek 

Nettye Handy 

Dorothy Lewis. Johnny Gilbert 

Alice Sevens 

Julia Baker 

Alexander Gardner 


William Weston 

William Mitchell 

Richard R. Mole 
Ida Lee. Josephine English 

Creative Tributes 


Dorothy Davis. Gloria Moultrie. Odell Weaver. Daniel Washing- 
ton. Roosevelt Williams, Dorthy Burnett. Lillie Wright. Delores M. 
Burns. John L, Smith. Frederick Smith, Elzeta Brown. Hazel Woods, 
Jacquelyn Vaughns, Julius Browning, Rosa Dunn, Edith McCra, Ed- 
ward Manigo. George Williams Jr.. Willie Telfair, Florence Bodison. 

John Felder. Dorthy Ree Davis. Shirley Tennant, Louise Korne- 
gie, Mary L. Johnson. Betty Sams. Louis H. Pratt. Glennis Scott. Bar- 
bra Washington. Charles Ashe. 


Mr, W. W. Leftwich and Miss Mary Ella Clark. 

Member of: 

Pence On Earth, Good JFill To All Men 

By Louis Hill Pratt, "58 
One thousand nine hundred 
and fifty-five years ago, the cur- 
rently well-known Bible passage 
"Peace on earth, good will to all 
men" originated. 

In those days, men respected 
this idea. They felt that the love 
of God and His son, Jesus, sliould 
be spread througliout the entire 
earth. They knew that this was 
the only way to have peace and 
good will to all men. 

Let us go back to the time of 
the origination of these famous 
words. Universal understanding 
and knowledge were low, in com- 
parison to our present day 

The gold, frankincense and 
myrrh-bearing shepherds were 
illiterate men. They knew only 
the love of God and the good- 
will of their fellow men, These 
men used their knowledge to 
spread peace and goodwill. Sure- 
ly they gained favor in the sight 
of God. 

But what has happened to the 
peace and goodwill of old? What 
has become of the love of God 
which manifested itself in the 
humble shepherds who brought 
their gifts to the Christ-Child? 

The truth of the matter is that 
increased knowledge has so 
modified our society that we 
cannot realize our dependence 
upon Almighty God. 

We cannot practice good-will 
toward our neighbors because we 
are too busy segregating and 
discriminating against our fel- 
low-men in our selfish quest for 
the recognition of society. 

"Peace on earth, good-will to 
all men" has been challenged. It 
even has been changed! This is 
entirely too broad in our present 
day ! The advocation now is 
"Peace on earth after the fulfill- 
ment of my own selfish desires 
and peace to all men of good- 
will, if they are of a particular 
race, creed or color." 

With this in mind, we have 
not retained the true feeling of 
this idea. We repeat the words 
at this season of the year; yet 
they are only words. We don't 
realize and appreciate the true 
meaning of them. 

We should stop for a moment 
from our busy schedules, to, think 
on this idea. Then, we would 
find no time to segregate — none 
to discriminate against our fel- 
low men. We would find war and 
bloodshed out of place in our 
modern society, and our world 
of today would be one of uni- 
versal understanding and last- 
ing peace and good-will to all. 

Sincere wishes for a most hap- 
py and enjoyable Yuletide Sea- 
son to all members of the SA- 
FAMILY, along with hopes for a 
prosperous nineteen hundred 
and fifty-six. 

Twenty-eight Students Honored 
At Honors Day Program 

Only two students were initi- 
ated into Beta Kappa Chi this 
year. However, twenty-six other 
students were honored on Honors 
Day because they had earned an 
average of "B" or above during 
three quarters last school term 
The two students who are being 
initiated . into Beta Kappa Chi 
are: Marlene McCall and Wil- 
liam O. Mitchell. The twenty- 
six students who earned an av- 
erage of "B" or better during last 
school t^rm are: John W. Ar- 
nold, Malsenia Armstrong, Chris- 

tine Blackshear, Florence Bodi- 
son. Addle Clayton, Reuben 
Cooper, Mary L. Daniels, Ann D. 
Hardaway. Clara V. Houston. 
Henry N. Johnson, Juliette John- 
son, Dorthy Lewis. Isaiah Mclver. 
Vernese Mikel, William O. Mit- 
chell. Marlene McCall, James A. 
Nevels. Dorthy J. Paige, Carter 
Peek, Doris S. Robinson. Gloria 
E. Spaulding, Henton Thomas. 
Jcsie Troutman. William N, Wes- 
ton, Yvonne Williams. Hazel J. 
Woods. Lillie B. "Wright and Dan- 
iel W. Wright. 

Greetings From The Staffs 

We the members of the Tigers' Roar Staff and the members 
of the Yearbook Staff are sending you the same old wish but this 
year wc are mighty sincere. We are wishing all of you a Merry 
Christmas and a very prosperous 1956. 

The Things Love Is 

Oh, love is such a funny thing. 
It makes you laugh, shout and 

The hour it comes your cares 

and troubles 
Are gone like bubbles. 
Oh. love is such a common thing. 
The beggar man. the proudest 

Fall into love's sweet magic sway 
And beg to stay. 
Oh, love is such a magic thing. 
Your very heart and soul take 

You rise and soar on clouds of 

At every kiss. 

And love's a fragile, sacred thing. 
So let it to your bosom cling. 
Heaven's below and not above. 
When you're in love. 

Louverta A. Sharpe 

Because of Him 

Because he lived so long ago 
And made so straight the way; 
Because of that, and only that 
Is why I live today. 
Because God was so generous 
In giving his son to be 
Mocked, hanged, and despised 

of men 
That we too might be free. 
Because Christ was born of Mary 
So humbly at the Inn 
Not in rich attire but of low 

That the poor too might know 

Because he disputed lawyers and 

When he was only twelve years 

Who thought they had the 

""Know how" 
But couldn't cure a sin-sick soul. 
yes Jesus lived long ago 
And today he is living still 
He lives within the hearts of 

Who obey him and keep his will. 
—Reubin Cooper 




This is an age in which men 
seldom sit in conference and ac- 
complish a peaceful settlement 
or come to an agreement that 
would be in accord with the ma- 
jority of the peoples involved. 
Rather than to enter these con- 
ferences with open minds, more 
than often the conferees enter 
into conferences with set opin- 
ions, and prepared statement to 
demand rather than ask. They 
seem unwilling to respect the 
rights and opinions of others and 
ofttimes are not expressing the 
desire of the nation's people. 

A most glaring example of this 
is the more recent Geneva con- 
ference. Both the East and th^ 
West had prepared agendas that 
did not agree on one single point 
The West refused to give in tn 
the East and the East meanwhilr 
rather than attempt a compro- 
mise gave its plan for a unified 
Germany, disarmament, and im- 
provement of East and Western 
relationship. As a result nothint^ 
was accomplished. 

However, at a later meeting' 
Molotov and Dulles agreed uu 
the admission of seventeen na- 
tions to the United Nations, four 
of which are CommunLst. This 
agreement in which Britain and 
France concurred would break 

Message from the President 

A few years ago psychologists 
and students of human behavior 
were searching to find how early 
individual's began certain activi- 
ties. In studies of Infants and 
early childhood, they found that 
most of the basic behavier proc- 
esses existed or could be easily 
acquired. There is no longer any 
question concerning the thinking 
abilities of children and adoles- 
cents. Just as those studies have 
thrown light on thinking so 
other studies have indicated that 
characteristics of good citizens 
appear early in life and show 
progressive development as one 
exercises them. 

In our colleges there are sev- 
eral million young men and wom- 
en who are developing citizen- 
ship qualities. In some colleges 
much growth takes place in this 
area because the students par- 
ticipate in the major community 
activities, and they exercise gov- 
ernmental functions necessary 
to provide for the welfare of the 
school community. The student 
body arranges to set up regula- 

tions which will promote the 
welfare of students and the in- 
stitution. Provision is also made 
for the collection of funds which 
will be needed to support thp 
activities desired. In addition 
provision is made for participa- 
tion in the drives and campaigns 
for funds sponsored by organi- 
zations like the American Rei) 
Cross, American Cancer Societ\ 
Polio Drive. American Heart As 
sociation, World Student Fund 
Tuberculosis Association, and thi 
local community chest. It is de- 
sirable that students shouln 
contribute directly from thei; 
own resources some money to 
ward the running of the institu 
tions that this aspect of partici 
pation, when started in elemen 
tary and high school, can reacl 
near adult proportions by th. 
time the student reaches college 
Every student should evaluai 
his education in terms of citizen 
ship objectives as well as in re 
gard to academic goals. 

W. K. Payne 


a nine-year deadlock and in- 
crease the United Nations mem- 
bership to seventy-seven. 

Around the world today we 
find a perpetual state of con- 
fusion and high tension. Almost 
anywhere, at anytime it is likely 
that the fuse to the highly 
charged powder keg be lit. 

In the Middle East Egypt and 
Israel continue to clash over the 
Gaza strip. The Communists 
have been shipping tanks, jets 
and submarines to Egypt. In or- 
der to protect itself. Israel has 
appealed to the United States 
for armament to maintain the 
balance of power, The United 
States has refused to contribute 
support to what appears an arms 
race. However the United States 
and Great Britain have formal- 
ly warned the two nations that 
they would support and join 
the attacked nation in what 
might be a preventive war. 

For the twenty-first time since 
France's liberation, the govern- 
ment has been overthrown. This 
achieved the desire of Premier 
Faure to hold an early election 
for a new National Assembly. A 
measure introduced earlier into 
the assembly to hold a new elec- 
tion at an early date was de- 
feated but because more than a 
majority of the Assembly voted 
to overthrow Faure's Cabinet, ac- 
iConrinueil lo J'agc 3) 

Honors Day 

During the past school year o 
1954-55 twenty-seven students o 
Savannah State College hav' 
used their time wisely to the bes 
of their abilities and by doin; 
so. have been able to earn a; 
average of "B" or higher durin^ 
the three quarters. 

These twenty-seven student 
were given special recognitio 
during an Honors Day progran 
which was held on Thursdaj 
December 8 at 12 o'clock noon 
in Meldrim Auditorium. Dr. Ma- 
rian R. Myles, head of the Biolo 
gy Department at Fort Valle 
State College, was guest speake 

Two students who had excellei 
in biology, chemistry and mafh 
ematics received membership in 
to Beta Kappa Chi, Nations 
Honorary Scientific Societ\ 
They earned a minimum of 2 
hours in one field of Scienc> 
with a 2.00 average or above 
and had maintained a 2.00 aver 
age or above in all other courses 

Our hats are off to you whi 
were honored, We are hopini. 
that you will be even more sue 
cessful this term and that man; 
of the other students will gei 
hold of themselves and start ex 
ploring tile various areas c 
knowledge and using their pre 
cious hours to their advantage. 

OKWIRRY during open house at the library. Mr. Okwirry is the 
first African to be nominated to the official bench of the Kenya 
Legislative Council. His visit in Georgia was sponsored by the 
Agricultural Extension Service of the University of Georgia. 

IJeceniber, 1955 


SSC Tops Claflin 

The Savannah State Tigers 
took complete charge to hand 
the Claflin Panthers a 19-6 de- 
feat before hundreds of Alumni 
and Students at the Annual 
Homecoming game which was 
played on the Athletic Field at 
Savannah State College. 

Savannah State scored touch- 
downs in the first, second and 
third quarters. Charles Cozart 
scored the first touchdown, Ro- 
land James raced 95 yards for 
the second, and Willie Batchelor 
scored the third. 

Charles Cameron recovered a 
Claflin fumble on the Panther's 
45 yard line and Charles Cozart 
passed to halfback Joseph Rey- 
nolds for 30 yards. On the next 
play, Charles Cozart raced 
;iround left end for the TD. The 
luck for the extra point was 

In the second quarter, Roland 
Tames showed the spectators 
hat he could call plays AND 
an the ball. After Claflin 
hreatened to score in the second 
. quarter by four successive drives 
hich gave Claflin possession of 
:ie ball on the Tigers' 15 yard 
'■ ne, James intercepted a pass 
om QB Frank Lowery and 

■ iced 95 yards for Savannah 
tate's second TD. The try for 
le extra point failed. 

Halfbacks Joseph Reynolds, 

illie Batchelor, Charles Cozart, 

; ad Moses King drove to the 

! mther's 15 yard line after re- 

■ iving a kick from the Pan- 
1 ers. Batchelor then took a 
1 indoff from QB James and 
( "ove into the end zone for the 
I igers" third TD. 

Claflin scored its only touch- 
( iwn in the final minutes of the 
l urth quarter. The touchdown 
c me after Claflin's end Robert 
Kubtaard blocked a Moses kick 
0:1 Savannah State's 22 ydrd 
h. [le. Frank Lowery passed to 
J iseph Washington on the Ti- 
g n-s' 12 yard line. Panther QB 
L iwery passed again in the end 
Z'>ne for the TD. The kick for 
tlie extra point was blocked. 

Page 3 

!■ SC Tigers 
Hold Banquet 

The varsity football team of 
S tvannah State College held its 
annual Banquet November 30, at 
t!ie College Corner Shop. 

Twenty-one varsity players 
wore present at the affair with 
their guests. The Tigers who at- 
tended were : James Collier, 
Charles Cozart. William Johnson, 
Captain E. Z. McDaniel, Gardner 
Hobbs. Daniel iGabby) Burns, 
Louis James, Charles Cameron. 
Ulysses Stanley. Robbin Roberts. 
Roland James. Jesse Carter, 
Jesse Middleton, Joseph Rey- 
nolds, Willie Reynolds. Willie 
Batchelor, Frank Chappel. Eddie 
Mosley, Arnold Johnson, Moses 
King. I-ouls Ford, L, J. McDaniel, 
Oliver Myles. Eugene Hubbard. 
Joseph Cox, Freddie Edwards, 
Harrison Whipple, and other 
members of the team. 

The visiting coaches were Joe 

Truner and his assistant, Coach 
Jackson. B. J. James represented 
the alumni. Captain McDaniel 
made a short speech that was 
followed by short speeches from 
the other representatives who 
wished the Tigers success in 

After the speeches, dinner was 
i:erved and the group was enter- 
tained by music from the one- 
Piece "All-Star Band" (the Juke- 

The Speeder's Song 

The Xavier University News 
recently printed this advice es- 
pecially for people with a heavy 
foot on the gas pedal. It's en- 
titled "Sing While You Drive." 
At 45 miles per hour, sing: 

"Highways are happy ways." 
At 55 miles per hour sing; 

"I'm but a stranger here." 
At 65 miles per hour, sing; 

"Nearer my God, to Thee." 
At 75 miles per hour, sing: 

"When the roll is called up 
yonder. I'll be there." 
At 85 miles per hour, sing: 

"Lord, I'm coming home." 

Where Does the Time Go? 

A study recently completed by 
the Department of Student Life 
at Douglass College gave the an- 
swer to how students spend their 
time. It was estimated that the 
"average undergraduate devotes 
a forty hour week to academic 
pursuits, including sixteen hours, 
forty minutes in attending class- 
es and twenty-six hours, twenty- 
two minutes in class prepara- 

The Periscope 

(Continued from Page 2) 

cording to France's law. the Cab- 
inet after being advised by the 
President, could vote to dissolve 
the Assembly. The Cabinet dis- 
solved the Assembly and voting 
for a new National Assembly 
will take place January second. 

Premier Faure launched his 
campaign on a platform calling 
for a more stable government. 
He is also asking that the system 
be changed so that the dissolu- 
tion of the Assembly would be 
automatic provided a ministry is 
upset before it has lasted two 

Poinleis To 

James U. Mclver 
Well, guys and dolls, Christmas 
is just a few days away. X assume 
that the major thought which 
is pacing through your minds is 
"What am I going to give that 
■dream' of mine as a Christmas 

Among the many gifts that 
may be exchanged are: books, 
musical recordings, candy, flow- 
ers, pens, stationery, photos, et 
cetera. An embarassing situation 
will occur if you distribute the 
same photo of yourself to friends 
of your loved one. 

Gifts for members of the fam- 
ily should be presented infor- 
mally. One should have little or 
no trouble deciding what type of 
gifts to purchase for members of 
the family, especially if you have 
spent most of your life with 

When you receive a gift in a 
person-to-person manner, one 
should not hesitate to open the 
gift immediately, and show warm 
•and sincere expressions of appre- 
ciation and thanks. 

If it is sent by- mail, one or 
two days after receiving a gift. 
one should send the donor a 
letter of thanks. 

The true spirit of giving really 
should be, "To bestow freely 
without hope of a return." I as- 
sume that it is inevitable for 
anyone not to give at least one 
gift to someone for Christmas. 
Remember the saying, "It is bet- 
ter to give than to receive," and 
make your Christmas a signifi- 
cant and an enjoyable one. 

Football Season 
A Success 

The Savannah state College 
Tigers have witnessed one of 
their most successful football 
seasons in many years. The 
scores for the 1955 season were 
Bethune Cookman 43, S.S.C. 2; 
Florida Normal 14. S.S.C. 22; 
Morris College 12, S.S.C. 6; Al- 
bany State College 23. S.S.C. 6; 
Paine College 0. S.S.C. 0. 

The Tigers won their home- 
coming game by defeating Claf- 
lin 18-6. It had been five years 
since they had won a homecom- 
ing game. 

Next season should be an even 
better one for the Tigers with 
the return of those hard hitting 
freshmen, and many of the other 
teammates. The excellent coach- 
ing staff that's working with 
Coach Ross Pearley should make 
the 1956 Tigers team the best 
that has ever performed on the 
S.S.C. gridiron. 

How One Man Sees Alumni 

The Holcad published at West- 
minster College has a columnist 
named Dean English and recent- 
ly he ran this bit about alumni: 

A great deal of alumni enthu- 
siasm for their college is "juve- 
nile, vain and po.ssessive." says 
Sydney J. Harris. Chicago News 
sports columnist in the new vol- 
ume of the Going-to-CoIlege 
handbook. Harris indicates that 
such alumni are "not really loyal 
to their alma mater" but simply 
want a winning team to bolster 
their egos. All this "pressure" he 
says, is "a bleak reflection of 
the kind of education they re- 
ceived there, since the highest 
function of education is to instill 
a sense of value into students. 

Book Week 

"Let's Read More" was the 
theme of the Book Week Pro- 
gram presented in Meldrim Au- 
ditorium on Thursday, November 
17. 1955 at 12 o'clock noon. 

The program included the pre- 
lude, announcements, a hymn by 
the audience; scripture, Mary 
Pearson: prayer, Marian Butler; 
the occasion, Patricia Bass; the 
play. Powell School; comments. 
President W. K. Payne; the Alma 
Mater, audience; and the post- 

With the title "Wonders of 
Story Book Land", students of 
Powell School presented a very 
stimulating play. 

The costumes and properties 
represented characters and scen- 
eries in a book. 

In the cast were. Delores Hos- 
kins, Phillip Dryer, Joan Wright, 
Arthur Bennett. James Carter. 
William Isaac, Gerald Stephens. 
Genette Isaac. Randolph Grant, 
Abraham Bryant, Lavlne Wil- 
liams, Betty Jackson, Ann Scott. 
James Thacket, Margaret Thom- 
as, Dianne Pugh. and Charles 

Stage settings were supervised 
by Miss Althea Williams, and 
Carter Peek, Savannah State 

Ushers were Alice Murray. 
Dorothy Maxwell, Danette Har- 
den and Lena Robinson. 

The staff of Powell School in- 
cludes Miss Loretta McFarland, 
play director; Mrs. Dorothy 
Hamilton, principal; Mrs. Eldora 
Marks, Mrs. Minnie Wallace and 
Mrs. Ruth Dobson. 

Alumni Association. L. to R. Robert Young. President. Savannah Chapter of SSC Alumni Association; John McGlockton, president, 
General Alumni Association; Miss Rubye King, secretary, Savannah Chapter; IMiss Frankye Golden, principal, OeRenne Ele- 
mentary School; President Payne; No. 2 — Group of officers listening to report of one of alumni chapters. Dean T. C. Meyers, Gen- 
eral Treasurer, is shown at far left. No. 3 — Portion of Alumni attending Homecoming game and Alumni. 


December. 195. 

Organization Highlights 


Gamma Zeta Chapter of Phi 
Beta Sigma Fraternity has been 
reinstalled on Savannah State's 

It's first activity was a rush 
party in the college center on 
October 25. 1955, given jointly 
with the undergraduate chapter 
of Zeta Phi Beta. 

The men that you see wearing 
crescents in their lapeis are 
members of the Crescent Club. 
Phi Beta Sigma's Pledge Group. 
You may lool< forward to seeing 
Phi Beta Sigma probates during 
the Spring Probation Period. 
George J. Faison is the president 
of this pledge group and Mr. 
Blanton E. Black is the advisor. 


The Pan Hellenic Council con- 
gratulates all neophytes upon 
their entry into Greekdom. 

We have organized and elected 
our officers for the school term 
1955-56. They are; 
President James Coouper 

Vice President George Faison 



Annie M. Best 

William Ladson 

Leona Bolden 

Daniel Wright 

We are making plans for 
successful year of activities. 

Reporter, Janetta Rusha 


nut Iroen Volley Ball practice. 

Moore, Bushii 

iiVI. SI \i()K Itisi 
ess major, English i 

Mis!, Dorothy 

linor from Augusta. Ga. 


The Fashions that are being 
worn on the campus both by the 
young men and the young wom- 
en are very charming. 

In this issue I am going to 
Jive the young men and the 
\uung ladies a few high points 
!liat will aid them in perfecting 
tluMr dress for formal and semi- 
[orinal affairs. For dances, the 
iiiUowing styles are very appro- 
ruiate: the beautiful bailarina 
.cngth gowns, the low-cut dress- 
es with the V or the U, and long 
party dresses with the square 

Now, to the young men, your 
charcoal black, gray and brown 
plus the other shades with ac- 
cessories to match are real gone 
this season. 

The young ladies are wearing 
Bermudas with suspenders and 
sex to match when they step out 
in their sports outfits. 

Here are some glamor tips for 
Ihe young ladies: 

1. Select clothes that will 
bring out the shade of your eyes. 

2. Get out of the habit of 
walking with your head down. 

3. Always wear a smile be- 
cause it brings out your charm 
and beauty. 

4. Don't wear bright red fin- 
ger nail polish on your dates. 
The natural shade is preferred. 

5. If you smoke, use nicotine 
remover to remove nicotine 
stains from your fingers. 

6. If you have halitosis, get 
some type of drug which is 
lecommended for unpleasant 

I am sure -that all of the young 
men and the young ladies are 
going to be very courteous and 
kind toward their fellowmen. 
This is the prerequisite to being 
popular and charming. So long 
now until January. 

It's All a Matter of Definition 

A recent Issue of the Oklahoma 
Daily listed these collegiate dell- 

COLLEGE: A mental institu- 

DIPLOMA: A sheepskin that a 
graduate use.'i to pull the wool 

MISS GLORIA GAMBLE. Sophomore, from Savannah, Ga.; ma- 
joring in business administration, does not stop her game of tennis 
even for a moment to pose for cameraman. Her hobbies are danc- 
ing, singing, and sports. 

over some employer's eyes. 

SORORITY: A male student's 
idea of heaven. 

who are a shining example for 
fre-shmen . . . shining because 
they are all either bright, lit up 
or polishing the apple. 


The Campus 4-H Club was or- 
ganized in 1953. Officially, it did 
not begin to function until the 
spring of 1955, 

The enrollment has increased 
to twenty. This number consists 
mostly of former members of 
4-H Clubs from different coun- 

Four girls are representing 
Chatham County at the 4-H 
Congress in Dublin, Georgia. 
They are Gloria Moultrie, Jose- 
phine Grant, Earlene Gouse and 
Janie Bell Ferguson of the Cam- 
pus 4-H Club, These girls will 
appear in a dress revue. They 
have done outstanding work in 
the clothing project, and have 
made most of their wearing ap- 
parel too, they have earned 
money by sewing for others. 

Mr Whitley from the Tuber- 
culosis Center will be the guest 
speaker at the December 30. 1955 
meeting of the Campus 4-H Club. 
Janie M..Parson, reporter 
Gloria Moultrie, president 


We are proud to welcome our 
new sisters into the fold. They 
are Sorors Mildred T. Graham, 
Ida Lee. Janie Parsons and 
Gwendolyn Proctor. 

Our Pledge club consists of the 
following ladies, Henrietta B. 
Johnson. Carrie Green, Gladys 
Norwood. Helen Kirkland, Pa- 
tricea Williams, Gloria Polit'* 
and Doris Middlebrook. 

Soror Ann Best, reporter 


The brothers of Delta Et . 
Chapter of Alpha Phi Alph^i 
Fraternity welcome Brothers 
Tommy Johnson, Peter J. Baker, 
Isaiah Mclver. James Johnsor^, 
and Gerue Fork, into the fold of 
Alphadom. These brothers cam,; 
across the burning sands in th-:- 
most recent initiation. 

We also welcome the new littl ,■ 
brothers: James Nevels, Presi- 
dent; Alexander Gardner. Vic,^ 
President: Johnny Gilbert, Ser - 
retary: Ricliard Moore. Treasui - 
er; Reubin Cooper, Cliaplairj, 
Julius Smith. Sergeant-at-arm&; 
Matthew McMillian; Eugene 
Hubbard; Lincoln Arnold an J 
Lorenzo Griffin. 






DELTA BARBARIANS — These "Barbarians" were initiated into 
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority in the most recent probation period at 
Savannah State. They are: (left to right) Annie Hardaway, Dorthy 
Dell Davis. Dorty Paige and Maudie Powell (kneeling). 

The Machines March On 

A coin-operated drunkometer 
with which a person can give 
himself an intoxication test is a 
future possibility according to 
Dr. Henry Newman of Stanford 
University. After a cocktail par- 
ty a per-son could deposit a coin 
in a slot, breathe into a bag 
and out would come a slip show- 
ing the amount of alcohol in the 
blood. Then he is supposed to 
decide whether he should drive 
or be driven home. 


tot K SIGMA WORMS — These four worms who are wearhii; 
umbrellas even though there is no sign of rain are: (left to right) 
Janie Parsons, Gwendolyn Proctor, Ida Lee and Mildred Graham. 

December, 1955 



A.K.A. WORMS — These A.K.A. ■■Worms" ^^,■n' initiated into 
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority in the most recent probation at Savan- 
nah State. They are from left to ri^ht — Lenora Mayo. Lois Dodd, 
Carolyn Hayes, Pender Steele. Kate Williams. Yvonne C. Williams. 
Barbara R. Flipper, Frances Carter. Blanche Flipper. Shirley D. 


James Nevels 
The Economics Club was or- 
ganized on November 28. This is 

the first Economics Club that 
has ever been organized at Sa- 
vannah State. The club plans to 
establish an Economics honorary 
society here on the campus, keep 
its members informed about the 
opportunity in Economics, en- 
courage students to major in 
I conomics and keep all of its 
n lembers informed about the 
1 appenings in the business 
V orld. The members and the of- 
ficers of the club are: President, 
I .aiah Mclver; Vice President, 
J »hnny Campbell; Secretary, 
raniel Wright, and James Nevels. 
F eporter. The members are: Earl 
T .lornton, William Walthour. 
J )hn L. Smith, Samuel Grant, 
diver Swaby, Peter John Baker, 
f irter Peek, Wesley Griffin, 
J '.mes U. Mclver, Odell Weaver 
a id Doctor Raymond Grann 
L oyd is the advisor. 


Mildred Gaskin 

The Zeta Phi Beta Sorority 
h IS three new sorors since the 
1; st probation period ended. 
fiiey are: Sorors Betty Stephens, 
E iphomore, majoring in Busi- 
n :ss Education from Jesup, 
C sorgia; Juanity Huston, Sopho- 
n ore, majoring in Elementary 
E lucation from Jesup, Georgia: 
a id Rebecca Jones, Senior, ma- 
j( ring in Social Science from 
S vannah, Georgia. 

The Sorors are proud to wel- 
ccme into the Archonian Club 
tl e following young ladies: 
Jihnnie Mae Thompson, Junior, 
n ijoi'ing in Elementary Educa- 
tion from Savannah, Georgia; Franklin, Junior, majoring 
ir Elementary Education from 
S; vannah, Georgia: Margaret 
.Pmkney,' Junior, majoring in 
Elementary Education from Rin- 
ctn, Georgia, and Georgia Brant- 
ley, Senior, majoring in Social 
Science from Savannah, Geor- 


The brothers of Alpha Gamma 
Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fra- 
ternity are very happy to wel- 
come all of their new brothers 
into the fraternity. They are: 
Wilbert Maynor, Sophomore, Syl- 
Vcinia, Ga.; David Philson, Soph- 
omore, Jeffersonville, Ga.; Willie 
James Telfair, Sophomore, 
HawkinsviUe, Ga.; Ralph E. Rob- 
ei'son, Senior, Swainsboro, Ga.; 
Moses Calhoun, Sophomore. Sa- 
vannah, Ga.; Ernest Brown, Jun- 
ior, Montezuma. Ga. ; Edgar 
Griffith, Sophomore. New Or- 
leans, Louisiana, and Charles E. 
Ashe, Junior, Columbus, Ga. 

As you know we have adopted 
as our project for this quarter 
the supporting of the Tubercu- 
losis Association drive by the sale 
of Christmas seals during "Hell 
Week," adopting as our theme 
"Health Week." 

We are indebted to you for the 
support you have given us thus 
far However, the drive is not 
over and from time to time you 
will be contacted by the brothers 
of Alpha Gamma for contribu- 


The Freshman Class elected 
the following officers for 1955-56. 
President Willie Hamilton 

Vice President Sammy White 
Secretary Janie Baker 

Ass't Secretary Sarah Reynolds 
Financial Secretary 

Gladystene Thomas 
Treasurer Rosa Lee Brown 

Parliamentarian . 

Thurnell Johnson 

Reporters Florence Ellerby 

and Margaret Burney 

was an address given by Miss 
Ann Jordan, Dean of Women. 
She spoke concerning the quali- 
ties of a good student assistant. 
Miss Jordan stressed the differ- 
ent area of student counselling. 
Some of these areas were: Indi- 
vidual teaching, short confer- 
ences, advising, social and voca- 
tional counselling, therapy, skill 
remediation, and high-level skill 
instruction. She emphasized the 
skills needed for these areas and 
also the need for growth in ma- 

The officers were installed by 
Dr. Brooks who stressed the im- 
portance of each office. 

The Collegiate Counsel offi- 
cers are: George Williams, presi- 
dent; Reuben Cooper, vice-presi- 
dent; Angela Meadows, secre- 
tary, and Shirley Tennant, re- 
porter. Miss Loreese Davis is the 
Collegiate Counsellor's advisor. 

farewell to the audience as they complete their Book Week play. 
"Wonders of Storybook Land". The play was presented at the AU- 
Colleg:e Assembly. Thursday. November 17, l!t55. 

Ernie: "My Uncle can play the 
piano by ear." 

Garney: "That's nothing: My 
Uncle fiddles with his whiskers." 

Collegiate Counsellers 
Install Officers 

The Collegiate Counsellors met 
at the College Center on Tues- 
day, November 29 at 7:30 p,m. 
to install new officers for 1955- 

The highlight of the evening 

Chemistry professor: "Jones, 
what does HN03 signify?" 

Cadet Jones: "Well, ah. er'r 
I've got it right on the tip of 
my tongue, sir.'' 

Chemistry professor: "Well 
you'd better spit it out. It's Nitric 


"Why are you eating with your 
"My fork leaks." 

"SPOTLIGHT ON AFRICA" was the theme of a Book Week dis- 
cussion at the vesper hour Sunday, November 20, 1955. Seated bn the 
stage are Mr. Carter Peek, master of ceremonies, Mr, Blanton E. 
Black, Mr. Cyrus WriRht. Miss Bercella Lawson. Mr. W. E. Griffin is 




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December. 195". 

Census of U. S. 

Over 9,000 U. S. students stud- 
ied abroad during 1954-55, ac- 
cording to the preliminary re- 
turns, released yesterday, of a 
survey taken by tlie Institute of 
International Education, 1 East 
67 Street, New York City. 

Initial returns from this first 
statistical report on American 
students abroad indicate that 
9,262 U. S. citizens studied in 47 
foreign countries and political 
areas during the past academic 
year. The survey was limited to 
students having both U. S. citi- 
zenship and permanent resi- 
dence in the United States. 

The Institute's survey, first 
undertaken as a pilot project in 
1953, was conducted by means of 
a questionnaire sent to 1,000 
institutions of higher education 
in 74 foreign countries and polit- 
ical areas. Replies have been re- 

SSC Seekg 

iConliniK'fl from I'fifir 1) 

f. Sheet Metal and Body Fen- 
der Technology. 

g. Civil Engineering Technol- 

h. Architectural Technology. 

To stimulate, motivate, devel- 
op, expand and promote interest 
in the various phases of this 
work among students and teach- 
ers throughout the State of 
Georgia, several activities are 
conducted here at the college 
each year. 

The State Trade Contest for 
high school students is conduct- 
ed each year for boys in this ac- 
tivity. The number of partici- 
pants has increased from 25 to 
275. Trophies and certificates 
are awarded to the first place 
winner and then each team is 
sent to represent the whole State 
in a National Contest. Georgia 
contestants won six National 
first place trophies out of ten 
areas during the contest for 1955. 
The 1955 contest was held at 
Arkansas A <Si M College. 

The other annual activity is a 
trade conference for co-ordinat- 
ors of DCT programs and Voca- 
tional Trade teachers. Also 
short courses of three weeks du- 
ration are held each summer for 
State Trade teachers, all of this 
is for the purpose of improving 
instruction among shop teachers 
in the Slate of Georgia. Experts 
from other states are called in to 
assist in this program. 

Thus through these services 
the division at the college is aid- 
ing in the promotion of a good 
educational program for Georgia 

Mr. Prince Jackson Jr.. Alumni 
Secretary of the college requests 
that any alumnae or alumnus 
who is not getting any regular 
correspondence from the college, 
contact the Office of Public Re- 
lations of Savannah State Col- 
lege immediately and leave the 
necessary infonnation. 

ceived from a total of 836 insti- 
tutions or 83.6 per cent of those 
polled: 379 institutions reported 
9.262 U. S. students enrolled: 457 
reported no U. S. students. A 
final report on U. S. students 
abroad will be included in the 
1956 Open Doors, the Institute's 
annual census report on foreign 
students, scholars and doctors 
in the U. S. 

Where did the American stu- 
dents study? Almost 59 per cent 
(5,461) of those reported were 
enrolled in European schools; 15 
per cent were In Mexico: and 
14,8 per cent in Canada. Four 
countries reported over 1.000 
U. S. citizens in their institutions 
of higher education: Mexico. 
1,395: Canada, 1,374: Italy. 1.- 
084, and the United Kingdom, 

European countries. In addi- 
tion to Italy and the United 
Kingdom, where over 100 U. S. 
students enrolled were ; Ger- 
many, 834: France. 805: Switzer- 
land, 759; the Netherlands. 200; 
Spain. 165. Austria. 158; and Bel- 
gium, 134. 

There were 624 students in the 
Far East. 491 of these in the 
Philippines and 112 in Japan. 
The Near East received 141 — 81 
in Israel and 54 in Lebanon. In 
the Western Hemisphere, in 
addition to Mexico and Canada, 
there were 51 students enrolled 
in Caribbean countries and 100 

in South America. Of this last 
number, 85 went to Peru. 

There were 31 students in Afri- 
ca— 18 in Egypt and 9 in the 
Union of South Africa. Oceania 
received 85 students— 66 in Aus- 
tralia and 19 in New Zealand. 

Wliat subjects did the U. S. 
students study abroad? Of the 
first 8,219 students reported. 
74.2 per cent pursued studies in 
six academic fields: liberal arts. 
1,973; medicine, 1.718; theology, 
764; social sciences. 753; creative 
arts, 477; and natural and physi- 
cal sciences, 415. There was no 
answer as to field for 1,735 stu- 
dents, or 20.9 per cent of the 
first 8.219 reported. 

Other subjects studied abroad 
were : business administration. 
151: engineering. 105; education, 
59; and agriculture. 21. There 
were 48 students in all other 

Two Millionth Volume 

The Berkeley campus of the 
University of California has ac- 
quired its two-millionth volume, 
a valuable Shakespeare First Fo- 
lio, date London. 1623. Authori- 
ties say the book is one of the 
monuments of western culture 
The University of California is 
now the sixth largest in the 
United States. 

placed on the "rah. rah" side of 
collegiate life drew this sarcas- 
tic bit of writing from Sam 
Chapman, columnist for West 
Virginia University's Daily Ath- 

"What do most people go to 
college for in the first place? 
Four years of "college life" of 
course, and the old "rah, rah, 
rah ! " Some students want to 
learn a little something on the 
side, but this is only secondary. 
With this in mind, it seems quite 
logical that observance of fresh- 
man rules should play a large 
part in participation in honor- 
aries. Someone who misses pep 
rallies for such a silly reason as 
studying for an exam, someone 
who neglects to wear a beanie, 
or someone who doesn't happen 
to like football, should by all 
means be excluded from honor- 
arles. We should honor those 
who quote the "Alma Mater" 
and "We Want a Touchdown" 
to enthusiastic perfection. 

It is time for the old fogies to 
realize that this is not an age of 
books and learning. This is the 
age of mass production sports 
and enforced freshman rules. 

Kansas State College has been 
awarded another All- American 
rating by the Associated Colle- 
giate Press. It's the 20th year in 
a row that the Royal Purple ha 
been rated among the country' 
top yearbooks. 

Cuspidors, Anyone? 

There are all kinds and shape>i 
of athletic contests, but it looks 
as if the East Texas State Teach- 
ers has come up with one to top 
them all. They've got a junior 
down there named John Chapel, 
who for two consecutive year.' 
has won tobacco spitting con- 

John won the contest twr. 
years ago by expelling a stream 
of juice 23 feet. A year later h 
defended his title with a spat o' 
21 feet, 3 inches. The loss of dis 
tance the second time was due t" 
a strong wind. 

Now he's going after the titl' 
for the third year in a row. Thi. 
is the sort of thing the Ameri 
can Tobacco company might ge 
hold of and really exploit. 

One View of a College Education 
The overemphasis sometimes 

Twenty Year Record 

The longest consecutive string 
of Ail-American yearbooks in the 
nation remained unbroken this 
year with the announcement 
that the 1955 Royal Purple of 

What Price Parking? 

Proof of just how valuabl 
campus parking space is wt- . 
shown clearly at Los Angeles Cit 
College, As first prize in a clear 
up slogan contest, the Dean «. 
Student personnel gave up h 
reserved parking space to tV 
winner for the entire semester 

Okwirry Speaks 

iCoiilinurd from fa^v 1) 

The children of East Africa start 
to school at the age of six just as 
they do in America, but they 
have standards instead of 
grades. A liigh school graduate 
is equivalent to a two-year col- 
lege student here in America. 
After finishing high school in 
East Africa, the student takes 
the Cambridge School Certifi- 
cate, an examination which 
qualifies him to enter any uni- 
versity in the world. 

Mr. Okwirry stated: "I am 
really grateful to the United 
States Government for having 
given me this golden opportunity 
of touring America to see their 
Extension Services and the prog- 
ress the American people are 

Mr. Okwirry has been in the 
United State.s since September 6 
and will be here until December 
n. He was educated in East Af- 
rica and has taken a course in 
Administration in England. 

mDim//rJs wmpRoom i/mA&m/ 

Got a Lucky Droodle 
in your noodle? 

Send if in and 

MAKE $25 

Hundreds and hundreds of students earned $25 in Lucky Strike's Droodle 
drive last year— and they'll tell you it's the easiest money yet. 

Droodles are a snap to do— just look at the samples here. Droodle 
anything you want. Droodle as many as you want. If we select your 
Droodle, we'll pay $25 for the right to use it, with your name, in our 
advertising. And we always end up paying for plenty we don't use! 

Send your Droodle, complete with title, to Lucky Droodle, P. 0. Box 
67A, Mt. Vernon, N. Y. Include your- name, address, college and class. 
Please include, too, the name and address of the dealer in your college town 
from whom you buy cigarettes most often. 

While you droodle, light up a Lucky, the cigarette that tastes better 
because it's made of fine tobacco . . . and " It's Toasted " to taste better. 



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Boston College 

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March, 1956 


Vol. 9 No. 5 

Two Buildings Dedicated February 18 


By Russell Mole 

Duiing Religious Emphasis Week two capable speakers fiom 
Atlanta will be on ouv campus. They are Dr. Melvln Watson of 
Morehouse College and Rev. M. J. Wynn of Gammon Theological 
Seminary. Various committees are at work planning the activities 
for the observance of this week of spirituai uplifting. The general 
theme of the week, which is scheduled for March 28 through April 
1, is "The Role of Religion in Education." 
The speakers for this week of 

spiritual emphasis have had 
wide and varied experiences 
with college students. 

Dr. Watson has served as di- 
rector of religion and student 
activities at Shaw University, 
Dillard University and Howard 
University, Since 1948, he has 
served in the Department of Re- 
ligion at Morehouse College. 
Rev. Wynn's experience with 
young people includes his posi- 
tions as Chaplain at Bethune- 
Cookman College, pastor of Ariel 
Bowens Methodist Church in At- 
lanta and at present, professor 
of Religion. Gammon Theologic- 
al Seminary. 

This week will feature semi- 
nars, classroom discussions, dor- 
mitory gatherings, personal con- 
ferences and general assemblies 
with the guest speakers serving 
as consultants. The committee 
chairmen appointed to plan the 
activities for the program are: 
Assembly committee, Josephine 
English ; Bibliography commit- 

tee. Irving Dawson ; Breakfast 
committee. John Arnold; Class- 
room committee. Odell Weaver; 
Display and Decoration Commit- 
tee. Gloria Moultrie ; Faculty 
Committee. Mr. J. B. Wright; 
Hospitality Committee, Harriet 
Wiggins; House Gathering Com- 
mittee, Camilla Hubert Hall — 
Betty Stevens, Wright Hall- 
Roosevelt Williams; Music Com- 
mittee. Ann Pierce; Personal 
Conferences Committee, Daniel 
Nichols; Publicity Committee, 
Richard Mole; Retreat, Reubln 
Cooper; Seminar, Josephine 
Berry; Sunday School. Carter 
Peek; Worship. Alice Williams; 
Organizational. Mamie Davis; 
Sunrise Service, Mr. W. B. Nel- 
son; Religious Art. Thomas 
Johnson; Communion, Raymond 
Glvens; Evaluation, James O. 

Isaiah Mclver, a sophomore, is 
general chairman for the pro- 
gram and Rev. Andrew J. Har- 
grett, the college minister, Is 
general coordinator. 

WRIGHT HALL DEDICATED— President Payne and Miss Savannah State watch as Mrs. Hines. 
dimghter of Savannah State's first president, cut the ribbon to officially open Wright Hall. This 
building was named for Mr. Richard Wright who was Savannah State's first president. 

Thirteen Chosen For '55-56 Who's Who 



WILEY GYM DEDICATED— President Payne and Miss Mamie Davis see Mrs. Wiley, the wife of Sa- 
vannah State's second president, open Wiley Gym. 

WHO'S WHO— These students 
have been selected to Who's Who 
in American Colleges and Uni- 
versities. They are (left to 
right, kneeling) Isaiah Aloysius 
Mclver. George Faison, William 

Thirteen Savannah State Col- 
lege Students have been chosen 
to appear in the 1955-56 edition 
of Who's Who Among Students 
in American Colleges and Uni- 
versities. Eight seniors, three 
juniors and two sophomores 
were picked by a student-faculty 
committee on the basis of sev- 
eral well-defined criteria. The 
13 were selected from a possible 
20 names submitted. In addition 
to classification (sophomore and 
above! the criteria included ex- 
cellence in scholarship, leader- 
ship, citizenship and character, 
in connection with the school as 
well as the community. They 
must also show promise of fu- 
ture usefulness in their fields of 
endeavor to the school, business 
and society. 
Those students selected were: 
Reuben Cooper, junior, Ameri- 

N. Weston, Daniel Pelot, (stand- 
ing) Gloria Spaulding, Henry 
Johnson, Doris Singleton Robin- 
son, Carter Peek, Gloria Moul- 
trie and James O. Thomas. 

cus, member of the Tiger's Roar 
staff, 'student publication) 
Marshal Board, Veterans Club, 
YMCA, President Camera Club. 
Vice-President Collegiate Coun- 
selors; Mamie Davis, "Miss Sa- 
vannah LState" 1955-56. Presi- 
dent AKA Sorority; George Fai- 
son. sophomore, Savannah, 
President Phi Beta Sigma Fra- 
ternity. Social Science Club; 
Henry N. Johnson, senior, Sa- 
vannah. Member Alpha Kappa 
Mu Honor Society; Isiah Mclver, 
sophomore, Darien, Editor Tig- 
er's Roar, President Eoconmics 
Club; Chairman Religious Em- 
phasis Week. Chief Marshal 
Marshal Board, Member Alpha 
Phi Alpha Fraternity. Coach 
Basketball team. Statistician 
Varsity Basketball Team, Secre- 
tary Veterans Club; Gloria Ann 

iConliniifil on Page •!) 

Page 2 


March. 1956 


Associate Editor 
Managing Editor 
Feature Editor 
Copy Editors 
Society Editor 
Sports Editors 
Exchange Editor 
Fashion Editor 
Photo Editor 

Business Manager 
Circulation Manager 
Advertising Manager . 


Isaiah Mclver 

Oliver Swaby 

James O. Thomas 

Reubin Cooper 

Janie M, Parsons. Eugene Hurey 

Carter Peek 

Nettye Handy 

Dorothy Lewis. Johnny Gilbert 

Alice Sevens 

Julia Baker 

Alexander Gardner 


William Weston 
William Mitchell 

Richard R. Mole 

,....,' Ida Lee, Josephine English 



Messaee From The President 


Gloria Moultrie, Odell Weaver, Daniel Washington. Johnny 
Campbell Jr.. Roos?velt Williams. John L, Smith. Julius Browning. 
Frederick Smith. Edward Manigo, George B. Williams Jr., Florence 
Bodison. Willie Telfair. 


Louise Kornegay, Mary L. Johnson, Louis H. Pratt, Charles Ashe, 
Ulysses Stanley. Samuel White. Eugene Hubbard, Peter J. Baker, 


Mr. W. W. Leftwich and Miss Mary Ella Clark. 

Member of: 


Triumph vs. Defeat 

By Louis Hill Pralt, '58 

When two persons or groups of 
persons take opposite sides on 
an issue, triumph and defeat are 
the probable consequences. The 
prize of the winner is triumph 
and defeat is the loser's lot. 

It is generally easy to profit 
from a triumph, and therefore, 
the concern here is directed to 
the potential profits of defeat. 

Technically, there can never 
be two winners in any cause. 
But if the experience derived 
from an encounter profits each 
party equally, there is complete 

It is here that I quote Keel 
who stated. "There are some de- 
feats that are more triumphant 
than victories". 

The object here is an attempt 
to show how both victorious and 
non-victorious experiences may 
promote future victories. 

It is likely that those of us 
who have participated in any 
type of competitive activity have 
been both victorious and van- 

Success in a field of endeavor 
depends not so much on victory 
as it does on the use one makes 
of the total experiences derived 
from his defeats and triumps. 

1 should think that the noblest 
and wisest men who have ever 

lived were those who consistent- 
ly searched defeat for some les- 
son or moral, and have utilized 
this product in future encoun- 

The first step toward defeat is 
lack of confidj?nce. Secondly, 
determination falters, resulting 
in despair and the ill-founded 
conclusion that defeat is inevit- 
able. This is the ideal set-up for 
defeat, for once one sees defeat 
as inevitable, it invariably en- 
sues. However, if we endeavor 
to retain our self-confidence and 
make a sincere effort to view the 
situation in its real light, rather 
than from a pessimistic or 
idealistic point of view, our 
chances for success would be in- 
creased, thus promoting our po- 

The duration of our determ- 
ination should be dependent 
upon the relationship of the 
value of expended efforts to the 
value of the anticipated gain 
through victory. Otherwise, the 
value of our efforts may exceed 
our victorious gain. Thus, we 
have achieved a triumph that 
could hardly be termed victor- 
ious, and v;hich might be termed 
a "Pyrrhic Victory", which is a 
triumph gained at too great a 

What Happens 
On The Road 

Isaiah Mclver 

Only a small minority of the 
students at any college in the 
United States or any other coun- 
try ever get the opportunity to 
travel along with their football, 
basketball or other teams when 
thsy have games to play on the 
road. If some of the staunch 
supporters of the game of foot- 
ball or basketball could see what 
happens to the visiting team 
they would lose all interest in a 
game of basketball or football. 

It is quite evident that all of 
the games can't be played in the 
home stadium or on the home 
court. However, in many of the 
confersnces it is almost impos- 
sible to win a game on an op- 
ponent's home court and the 
only reason you can win a foot- 
ball game away from home in 

' Conlinue/i on I'age ?i t 

]\egro His!ory Week 

Koee IVI, IManigault 

As we all know we celebrated 
American Negro History Week 
February 12-19. The story of the 
American Negro began in Af- 
rica, more specifically on the 
Wsst Coast, whence came most 
of the slaves to the New World. 

Formal education of Negroes 
in the United States began in 
1865. As measured from this 
starting point the Negroes have 
made tremendous educational 

Viscount Bryce once said that 
the American Negroes in the 
first thirty years of his libera- 
lion made greater advances than 
was ever made by the Anglo- 
Saxon in a similar period. Ly- 
man Abbot stated "Never in the 
history of man has a race made 
such educational and material 
progress in forty years as the 
American Negro." 

Ray Lyman Wilbur stated. 
"There is no more amazing pic- 



For the first time since 1947, 
the French National Assembly 
elected a Socialist as premier. 
Guy Mollet elected by an over- 
whelming majority will head the 
twenty-second postwar cabinet. 
Needing the support of the Com- 
munists to win, he stated that 
no commitments had been made 
nor would any be made to them, 

Mollet called for peace in 
North Africa where the French 
have been engaged in combat 
with Algerian rebels for months. 
He called for more liberty and 
justice for the North Africans; 
a modest social reform program 
calling for the establishment of 
an old-age fund and longer va- 
cation; and changes in the con- 
stitution and in the election sys- 

The followers of P o u j a d e, 
however, vigorously opposed 
Mollet for the premiership. 
Poujade in outlining his pro- 
gram to his Deputies decreed 
that they must turn over their 
salaries to him, (Each deputy 
makes about $600 a month). He 
plans a revival of the old States- 
General, a medieval body com- 
posed of the clergy, the nobility 
and the bourgeoisie, Poujade 
promises that his Deputies will 
rise at the proper time and de- 
mand of the National Assembly 
a modern States-General having 
four classes : shopkeepers and 
other trademen; farmers; em- 
ployees; and the academic class. 

This writer wonders if the 
French people will support Pou- 
jade's proposal as he expects 
of them. Even though the 
French are desperate for a 
chance that will stabilize their 
government, making it more dif- 
ficult for the Premier and his 
cabinet to be their government. 
making it more difficult for the 
Premier and his cabinet to be 
overthrown, only an idiot can 
expect the people to accept such 
a drastic change because it was 
the States-General that caused 
the uprising among the French 
in 1789. 

Once again Russia is portray- 
ing the "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. 
Hyde" role. 

Recently Bulgania submitted 
through Russia's ambassador 
George Zarubin an invitation to 
the United States to join in a 
twenty - year non - aggression 
pact between the two countries. 

President Eisenhower in re- 
fusing this offer pointed out 
that the treaty was already 
covered by the charter of the 
United Nations. He also pointed 
out that the Communists have 
refused to try to unify Germany 
by free election and to permit 
"open skies" inspection as a step 
to non-aggression. 

While Russia desires peace by 
words, their actions indicate 
otherwise. For the past years 
they have provoked incidents of 
conflicts all over the world. In 
recent times they have been in- 
vading the waters of Norway; 
creating anti-West feelings in 

ture in the history of education 
than that presented by the 
American citizen of the Negro 

Let us as Negroes keep striving 
to make the future more suc- 
cessful than our past. "As we 
climb the ladder of progress let 
our goals be to find success." 

As one visits some cities i nthe United States, his attention is 
often drawn to their orderliness and cleanliness. Wherever such 
conditions are maintained one feels uplifted as he passes or pauses. 
This same feeling of buoyancy shows itself in many types of situa- 
tions and many different places. If a study is made of schools, the 
extent to which the rooms and facilities are in order and clean be- 
comes an index of the type of teachers and pupils who study and 
learn there. Dormitory rooms, assembly halls, lounging centers, and 
play areas produce a similar feeling when they are neat, clean, and 
orderly Parking areas often indicate the thoughtfulness and the 
extent to which habits of cleanliness have been generalized. 

Students acquire habits in these areas in much the same way 
that they acquire other kinds of learning. A student who arranges 
his work in mathematics systematically and orderly does not be- 
come confused when he reaches the problem area, Written and oral 
expression also show evidences of system and order. There are no 
areas in our school and school activities where system and order 
will not improve the results which we hope to achieve. Individuals 
who make up our school community can decide to create an inspir- 
ing and beautiful college. As an institution achievement, it must 
first be an individual achievement by those who study and work 
here. Savannah State College should create an atmosphere which 
makes learning and habit forming in the area of cleanliness anrl 
orderliness increasingly enpoyable, 

William K. Payne 

the Middle East; exploiting peo- 
ple everywhere by instigating 
riots; and creating disturbances 
and raising hell in general. 

Is it peace that they really are 
.seeking? Are their actions in- 
dicative of a nation seeking 
peace when they go into a coun- 
try and support demonstrations 
against the friends of democ- 
racy, and against the leaders 
and people so that they may be- 
come strangers in that nation? 
The answer is no! It is not 
peace but rather world domina- 
tion the Communists seek. They 
are trying to dominate the 
world — not as Napoleon. Hitler 
and other dictators and warring 
nations did by brutal strength — 
but by handshaking and stab- 
bing a nation in the back at the 
same time. It is a pity that they 
were not kicked out of the 
United Nations when it was dis- 
covered that the Russians were 
providing the enemies of the 
United Nations with arms even 
though all nations are pledged 
to the defense of the other na- 
tions. The United Nations 
should have a means of expell- 
ing any member nation found 
guilty of provoking uprisings. 
Then the Communist snake will 
show its true color. 

It is not to be forgotten that 
Lenin remarked in 1918 that the 
road to Paris leads through New 

By Janie Parson 
She; Have you taken Biology? 
He: Yes. both courses. 
She: Have you taken English? 
He; Yes, both courses. 
She : How many times have 
you taken Economics? 
He: (No reply). 

Speaking Of Books 

The following best sellers can 
be found on the shelves of our 

Costain, Thomas, The Tontine. 

A novel depicting the lives of 
three generations of two English 
famUies living in early nine- 
teenth century England. One of 
the author's best. 

Sagon, Francoise, Bonjour 

The literary sensation of Paris 
over a year ago, A novel written 
by an eighteen year old French 
girl, A light, fragile and pleasant 
book to read- 

Barrymore, Ethel. Memories. 

Autobiography of the beloved 
actress. Ethel Barrymore whose 
name shall forever reign in the 
field of drama A must for those 
who like biography, 

McDonald, Betty. Onions In 
The Stew. 

A readable, entertaining and 
witty book which is based on the 
author's life on an island in 
Puget Sound. A family memoir. 
Recommended for readers seek- 
ing humor. 


By Isaiah Mclver 

We shall meet above the stars 
That shine in silent skies m} 

Where only love and joy 

are found 
Far above the sorrowing seas, 
Where love's tender words are 

And the songs of love forever 

Where only we shall reign in jov 
Upon our thrones in paradise. 
Afar from all shadows and 

Where mellow Acardy is know i 
And perfumed gardens of 

flowers bloom, 
Is where we'll be forever more 
In love's eternal paradise. 
The unblinking stars shall fill 

the skies 
And the birds will sing a ture 

as sweet 
As the harmonies from a 

Heavenly choir 
Shall lull our souls to paradise. 


By Gloria Moultrie 

Irate subscriber to operator . 
"Am I crazy or are you?" 

Wifey : "Oh Bill, baby can 


Hubby: "That's fine. Now he 

can walk up and down at nig}.! 

by himself," 


Do you guarantee this hair re- 

"Better than that. sir. We give 
a comb with every bottle," 

"A moth leads an awful life 
"How come?" 

"He spends the summer in a 
fur coat and the winner in a 
bathing suit," 


Teacher: "Johnny, can you 
tell me what a waffle is?" 

Johnny: "Yes, it's a pancake 
with non-skid tread." 

Sergeant: "Did you shave this 

morning Jones?" 
Recruit: "Yes sergeant." 
Sergeant: "Well next time 

stand a bit closer to the razor." 


Back in our day the board of 
education was a shingle. 

A college education seldom 
hurts a man if he's willing to 
learn a little something after he 

The weaker the argument the 
stronger the words. 

March. 1956 


Former Student 
Appointment- At 
Syracuse U. 

Miss Ida Girv?n, graduate of 
Savannah State College, captain 
of its championship girls' bas- 
ketball team and an all-around 
student, is the cadet in charge 
of the Library School at Syra- 
cuse University. Syracuse. N, Y, 
There are four assistants work- 
ing with her. Miss Girven's ma- 
jor was social science. She is a 
native of Amsterdam, Georgia 
and had a three year basketball 
scholarship at Savannah State 

The cadetships are the most 
popular in the field of library 
service. In cooperation with the 
Cyracuse University Library, the 
School of Library Science is en- 
abled to appoint six graduate 
students each year to post on 
the library staff for a period of 
two yeais- These cadets are per- 
mitted to undertake studies in 
the school to the amount of two 
courses each in the fall and 
spring term and one in the sum- 
mer free of tuition charge. They 
are engaged on a 30 hour basis 
with a basic salary. 

Eye For Eye 

A small boy leading a donkey, 
passed an army camp, A couple 
'if soldiers wanted to have some 
'un with the lad. 

"Why are you holding on to 
your brother so tight. Sonny?" 
.^aid one oi the soldiers. 

"So he won't join the army." 
rhe youngster replied without 
blinking an eye. 

Campus Police 

By Daniel Washington 

The Office of Student Person- 
nel Services is happy to an- 
nounce the appointment of two 
young men to the positions of 
campus policemen. These young 
men are Frank Chappel and Al- 
bert King. It will be their duty 
to direct auto control traffic 
here on the campus. They will 
also have the authority to act 
as regular policemen in case of 

Formation of the campus po- 
lice has been for a long time a 
part of the overall plans of the 
President and college develop- 
ment. These plans are being im- 
plemented presently. 

There are many benefits to 
be had from the inauguration of 
th? traffic and safety program 
throughout the commun- 
ity. These benefits include the 
personal protection of the stu- 
dents, the faculty and staff and 
many visitors we have on the 
campus. The campus police will 
also benefit the college and the 
Civil Defense Program in the 
immediate vicinity by participa- 
tion in the Civil Defense evacua- 
tion program. 

The Savannah State College 
family is asked to comply with 
the rules and regulations that 
have been set up by the campus 
police. We need the complete 
co-operation of each individual 
student and faculty member in 
carrying this program over. 

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many instances is because the 
visiting team is a great deal bet- 
ter than home team. 

In basketball more so than 
iootball, it seems as though the 
officials are out to give the visi- 
tors a defeat. In man