The Register, 1953-09&10-00, page 1
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Meet Me at Homecoming November 7 'The Cream of College News" Welcome to all Freshmen VOL. XLVIX A. and T. College, Greensboro, N. C, Sept.-Oci., 1953 5 CENTS PER COPY 1000 FRESHMEN BEGIN COLLEGE CAREERS HERE Korean Vets Help Swell Enrollment By KENNETH KIRBY, '55 The office of the Registrar reveals that approximately 2,575 students enrolled at A. and T. College during the fall quarter registration. Of this number, over 1,000 are freshmen. The final tabulations, however, have nol been completed. The new students arrived at a time when the colleee is in the midst of ils greating building program. Several million dollars have already been spent for new buildings on the campus. Ready for use this year already are the new gymnasium, infirmary, and dairy products building. All these buildings rank with the best r<nd are of modern design. The library which is also under construction, will cost over a million dollars alone and is expected to be one of the finest in the state. The other building already under construction is the engineering building. New Nursing School Money has already been appropriated for another boy's dormitory which is expected to house more than 400 boys. This will supplement Scott Hall, one of the largest dorms in the country, and houses 1,110 male students. Another addition to the college this year is the nursing school. Actual training will not start until next year, but survey courses are being taught now. 0 Greetings By J. EDWARD MATTHEWS As president of Ihe student governing body here at the Agricultural and Technical College of North Carolina, I wish to congratulate first the members of the Freshman class of 1953 upon choice of college and welcome you to our college family. And secondly, to those of you who are returning to resume studies in your various fields, I too wish a most successful year. Whether you are here to show off the new togs that you have bought or whether it be out of true significance of education, you are apt to obtain some knowledge to take you further in life by just being here. It's difficult to associate one's self with a particular environment and not get a bit of the environment's taste in his system. But let's hope that the basic reason is out of mere interest and understanding of the importance of a formal education. T he destiny of our people and the peoples of the world is grounded on understanding of the things about us, our neighbors, our duty as citizens to each other and to our country and the association of business with the business world. We here at A. and T. have placed before us a challenge—a challenge that dares us to go out into the world and make ourselves as useful citizens as those who have gone before us. lt is the sincere hope of the student governing body of this institution that your stay on this campus and in its surroundings will benefit and inspire you to take up-this challenge and go forth with determination to your crown of success. gm TOPS LYCEUM GREENSBORO, N. C. — Miss Margaret Tynes, leading soprano with the New York City Opera Company and a graduate of this college, tops a list of outstanding artists to appear on the lyceum series at A. and T. College for the current school year. A native of Greensboro and soloist with the famed A. and T. College Choir, directed by Warner Lawson during the years 1937 through 1941, Miss Tynes will sing here on the evening of January 20. Her appearance has been scheduled just one month prior to her Town Hall engagement tentatively listed for February 20. Other features of the lyceum series, all to be held in the college's Harrison Auditorium, include: De Paur Infantry Chorus, October 28; Katherine Flowers Dancers, November 11; Euz Kadi, a program featuring Basque singers, dancers and musicians, Feb. 18; Players Incorporated (two performances), March 3; Robert McFerrin, baritone and winner of the 1953 Metropolitan Auditions of the Air, April 7. and the North Carolina Symphony, March 3. JAMES MATTHEWS President. Student Governing Body. Freshmen Show Varied Talents In keeping with their theme of a "wishing well," the 1953 A. and T. College freshmen showed more than their share of talent as they thrilled a capacity throng in Harrison Auditorium at the annual Freshmen Talent Show. The program, which climaxed the freshmen orientation exercises, included some 30 or more students who combined songs, dances, recitations and instrumental numbers to produce one of the best efforts in recent years. Outstanding on the program were Navaree Faust, Denmark, South Carolina; Caldonia Herring, St. Petersburg, Florida; Sophronia Eddy, Monroe, North Carolina, and Juanita Warren. Greensboro. Albertha Lattimer, newly elected Miss A, and T.. and James Matthews, president of the Student Council, narrated the program. Howard Pearsall of the music department was chairman of the faculty committee which directed the program. 0 Greetings . . . By ALBERTHA LATTIMER The airish fall days mark the beginning of a new life for those of you who are freshmen, a life that can be just as rich and rewarding as you make it. In addition to a full schedule of class activities, '.here are numerous other activities to broaden your interest both academically and socially. As Miss A. and T. of this school term, I am encouraging you to take advantage of the opportunities that the school offers. Yes, I am making you welcome to everything that the Agricultural and Technical College has in its curriculum for the enrichment of your lives. To those of you who are upperclassmen. you should already be aware of the fact that life has many perplexities and in order to be able to solve them we should be well rounded mentally, socially, morally, and physically, so I am saying to you, "let's take a renewed interest in our endeavors to make this school year meaningful." "Life is a stage upon which each of us has a part to play. Remember to play yours well." 0 OMNIBUS By MARION BLAIR, JR., '54 Why docs a cat always land on its feel when il falls? Answer on page 10. Shown above are three oi the freshman beauties that entered A. and T. College this year. The girls are Margaret Viola Bell. Jackson, N. C: Josephine Currye, Hickory, N. C; and Evelyn Basket, Henderson, N. C. High School Day Great Success GREENSBORO, N. C. — Nearly 6.000 students, guests at the annual A. and T. College High School Senior Day, swarmed over the campus October 3 to get their first looksee at college life. Hundreds of buses and cars, from more than 150 school communities in North Carolina and Virginia began arriving as early as 7:00 A. M., and the constant stream created a mild traffic jam at the East Market Street entrance of the campus, continuing to near noon. The scholastics had the time of their lives in a planned program which included a conducted tour of the entire facilities at the college, including classrooms, laboratories and dormitories, a concert by the famed A. and T. College marching band and the concluding attraction, the football game featuring the A. and T. Aggies and Virginia Union University of Richmond, Virginia, at Memorial Stadium. They were guests with the A. and T. students at lunch and supper, where their appetites were second only to the enthusiasm for the whole show. The students warmly applauded the band concert. By game time the kids were adjusted and comfortable in their new surroundings and turned out to be mosl enthusiastic fans. They cheered themselves hoarse for their favorite team, the Aggies, who won the ball game 26-6. Tired and weary, but happy over (Continued on Page 5) AGGIELAND PREPS FOR BIGGEST HOMECOMING ALBERTHA LATTIMER Miss "A. and T." iOTC Cadets Get Commissions GREENSBORO, N. C. — The ROTC Corps for the current school year was formally established, last week at A. and T. College, in a special program held in the college's Harrison Auditorium on Thursday, September 24. Eighty-five cadet officers were commissioned in ceremonies attended by the joint, Air and Army ROTC Corps at the college. Following the presentation of the colors by the Cadet-Staff Color Guard, Maj. Roy Sorrell, professor of Military Science and Tactics of the Army ROTC, presented certificates to 58 cadets, representing commissions in the cadet corps. Thirty- seven Air cadets were given certificates by Maj. Elmore M. Kennedy, professor of Air Science and Tactics, who in turn, introduced the Cadet Corps Siaff and commissioned leaders of the Air group. The following cadets were named to head the joint Army-Air Corps staff: Willie Alston, Warrenton, N. C, corps commander; William Farmer, Wilson, N. C, deputy corps commander; Norman Brinkley, Edenton. N. C, J-l; Maurice Alston, Greensboro, N. C, J-2; Russell Scott. Waycross. Ga., J-3 and Richard Moore, Farrell, Pa., J-4. Others Named Those named to head the Air unit included: Fleming Cheek, Greensboro, N. C, group commander; Samuel Goodson. Raleigh, N. C, group executive, and William Aldrich, Greensboro, N. C, James Patrick, Elon College, N. C. and Kenneth Taylor, Oak Ridge, N. C, commanders of squadrons A. B. and C, respectively. John Duck, Lumberton, N. C, will serve as group adjutant. Charles Bussey of Washington, D. C. was named regimental commander in the Infantry ROTC. Other ranking officers in the Infantry unit include James E. Matthews, Wagram, N. C, executive officer, Eugene D. Tapscott, Washington, D. C, James W. Beam, Shelby, N. C, and Marion Blair. Jr., Pittsburgh, Pa., battalion commanders. Aggies Await Crucial Tilt A. and T. College's Homecoming celebration on November 7, promises to be the biggest thing of its kind in recent years. The gigantic event which annually attracts over 20,000 people to Greensboro's Memorial Stadium, will find the Aggies facing the strong Florida A. and M. "Rattlers." For more than one reason this could easily be booked as the clash of the year, but to the Bellmen it is a determination to avenge a 19-13 defeat handed them by the Floridians last year. As usual the "Rattlers," coached by Jake Gaithers, a product of our own coach Bell, are reported to be a fine football club. Early season triumphs indicate that fans are in store for another thriller-diller as the one witnessed here in 1951 when the two clubs battled to a 7-7 tie. Gone from the Aggie lineup are such names as Boyers, Hunter, Statum, and Gibson, and the visitors themselves have lost a couple of good boys. A. and T. will attempt to throw the book at them with its quartet of quarterbacks. Other Events Planned Besides the football game with its brilliant halftime ceremonies and fine floats, there will be the annual home coming dance and Alumni Vespers. The college in general will offer displays and other forms of entertainment to keep the crowd busy in the celebration which lasts two days. 0 New Infirmary Ranks With Best The infirmary is one of the much needed buildings on the campus. Costing approximately $190,000, the new infirmary is an extremely modern plant having a main floor and a basement. On the former floor there are two semi-private double wards consisting of twelve beds each. One of these wards will accommodate girls, the other, boys. There are six semi-private bedrooms, ihree rooms for each sex, and two isolated rooms having one bed each, one room for (Continued on Page 5)
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