Florida Memorial College - Arch Yearbook (Miami, FL)

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»s 1% ' Or th M VOLUME 5 Published by THE YEARBOOK STAFF of FLORIDA NORMAL AND INDUSTRIAL MEMORIAL COLLEGE SAINT AUGUSTINE, FLORIDA COPYRIGHTS Ida L. Logan Joseph Pete Editor-in-Chief 1955 Business Manager " O c °» , CO o -X 3 o M ■a 2 u g» E 8S ° 5: P , « 0) u -• JT. CO Q U CO ss c o •- ' u « ° OD a) 0) r-J CO O 4-. o c u.2 -B 00 Q--5 U w o-S .8 s a l-H ! C«, i-H IH 4-1 1) CB FOREWORD This yearbook purports to narate and reveal activities of the institution and its matriculants during the school year 1954- 55 and during the special Development Program of our Alma Mater. We have endeavored to present mate- rials of lasting interestto the faculty, stu- dents, and alumni which will forever re- mind us of our heritage and our respon- sibilities. In years to come as we look back on these pages, we will find glorious mem- ories of our college days. Ida L. Logan DEDICATION TO DOROTHY LITTLEJOHN mother n? .t nd l °? ed throu g hout th length and breadth of our land as the m and Lr ra Stations of students who have attended Florida Nor! mal and Industrial Memorial College, Mother Littlejohn remains to remind us of those pioneering days in the history and development of this institution he° r r nf°e fnd deld P? " £ anddedic to tne task of ' buildTng Hvesi Hfe of servte " Hght t0 th ° Se Seekin g direction for a TRIBUTE TO DEAN C. E. PRICE A youthful educator and administrator, who in a short period of time, has made an outstanding record as an administrator, civic worker, jour- nalist, and scholar. IN MEMORIAM JAMES THOMAS WALLACE James Thomas Wallace, a native of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, served faithfully and dutifully the Office of Cashier at Florida Normal and Industrial Memorial College for a period of five years, commencing in 1949 and ending with his untimely death August 25, 1954. He was a dear friend of the College, dedicated to the proposition that the success of anything depends upon each part functioning well. He was dependable, trustworthy, and likeable; he stood as a shining example of one of those who overcame handicaps and fought the good fight of service. James Thomas Wallace, because of his unselfish service, is given a per- manent place in the love and affection of our College. Jonathan Sewall Library " The Store House of Knowledge " u ■s -» 3 o ■a o c o nj (U o -o a C o X O o Q. X) C nj c E a Bacon Hall Freshman and Sophomore Dormitory Fisher Hall Junior and Senior Dormitory Coleman Westfall Dining Hall ' The food we eat strengthens our body. " Health Center " The care of our health is essential. 10 President Puryear Explains The Needs Of The College 11 oo-rl .Su 2 » —I TO 3 u cq a) M a _o .2 « {3 nj on li s§ 5 a] O -n " 13 £ O a 12 mnrmn OUR PRESIDENT DR. ROYAL W. PUR YEAR, M. Ed., LL. D. Our President well understands our enthu- siastic spirit, and prob- lems. His entire concern is for the growth and de- velopment of every phase of school activity, and his efforts and interests are bent in one forward-mov- ing direction. OUR DEAN CHARLES E. PRICE, M. A. LL. B. Our Dean is contributing to the numerous projects for the up-build- ing of this college. With such in- creasing interest in the growth of our school, the youth of America can be assured of an education worthy of their heritage. 14 L. A. HUMES B.S., M.A. Dean of Women RYLAND O. REAMY B.A. Assistant to President Development Program HSfe . -- - WILMA THOMAS A.B. Acting Registrar CORNELIUS V. FORD A.B., B.D. Assistant to President; Sponsoring Program 15 MR. ERNEST KINSEY Bookkeeper B.S. Savannah State College Savannah, Ga. Business Administration MR. RUSSELL E. BLUNT Director of Athletics B.A. Saint Augustine ' s College, Raleigh, North Carolina Ed. M. Boston University Physical Education % ( , MR. GRADY JONES Cashier B.S. Fort Valley State College Business Education MR. JAMES MARTIN Assistant to Bookkeeper 16 MILLER, JAMES S., Library Science; A.B. Oberlin College; M.A. Oberlin Un- iversity; Advance Study at Harvard University, Chicago University, and Colum- bia University. PRICE, LENNIE B., Education; A.B. Johnson C. Smith University. CALDWELL, EDDIE MAE, Education; B.S. Fisk University; M.A. Ohio State Un- iversity ' ; Further Study Ohio State University. CARSTENS, HALSEY R., Music; B.D.Colegate-Rochester DivinitySchool; Ph.B. Linfield College; M.A. Berkeley BaptistDivinity School; M. Mus. University of Washington; D.Mus. Central Conservatory of Chicago; Further Study in Educa- tion at Washington State College. PURYEAR, B. H., Education; B.S. Winston-SalemTeachers College; Fellowship student. 1944-45; M.A. Prairie View A. M. College; Further Study New York ■University. THOMAS, LORENZO J., Physical Education; B.S. Morgan State College; M.A. New York University; Further Study New York University. VINSON, GRACE S., Physical Education; B.S. Florida A. M. University; M.A. New York University. GREER, JOSIE B., SocialScience; A.B. OberlinCollege; M.A. Oberlin University; Advance Study at Harvard Un- iversity, Chicago University, and Columbia University. GREENE, ALTA I., SocialScience; B. A. Lincoln University, Jefferson City, Missouri, Further Study Missouri Un- iversity. MOORE, BRADLEY G., Education; B.S. Alabama State Teachers College; M.A. the Ohio State University; Com- pleted work for Ph. D. (Now working on dissertation). FARRIS, MARY L., Education; B. A. Lincoln University, Jefferson City, Missouri, Further study Missouri University. WHITELOCKE, LESTER T., Religion; B.S. FloridaNormal and Industrial Memorial College B.D. Berkeley Baptist Divinity School, Berkeley, Calif. William L. Brown, B. S. Virginia State College, M. A. Teachers College, Columbia Univ., Further Study, Co- lumbia University and University of Michigan. 17 Gladys Johnson Dietitian Adele Mathis House Directress, Fisher Hall G. X. Pellicer Printer t r Allen Sapp luildings and Grounds MJS Ruth Carstens Secretary to Public Relations Bessie Jones College Nurse Ada McCall Secretary to the Director of Education Odessa Brown Secretary to the President Bertha Smith House Directress to Bacon Hall J. R. Griffin Kitchen Helper Lewis Terry Custodian J. R. Griffin Buildings and Grounds Matthew Thomas Horticulturist 18 The Staff At Work Staff Conference L to R: JohnHoskin, AdvertisingManager.MissIda Logan, Editor, Joseph Pete, Bus. Mgr. and Miss Stellajean Jack- son, Assistant Editor. Not Shown - C. E. Price, faculty advisor. 19 20 SENIOR CLASS MOTTO: " We Seek Not to Equal, But to Excell " SONG: " Through the Years " POEM: " Our Voyage " PLAY: " Live and Let Live " COLORS: Maroon and White VVe c £ » James D. Miller Treasurer ec ' f s jH E it Jam . mm. Elwood F. Dupree President » . in JU 8h es 23 Willie Mae Cromity Lawtey, Florida - Y.VV. C.A. Lillian Stephens Marianna, Florida CHOIR. Caretha Bellamy Marianna, Florida Varsity " F " Basketball Team. Nevirda G. Reed St. Petersburg, Florida OJ tJ i Fannie M. Ashwood Tampa, Florida - Y.W. C.A. Zeta Phi Beta Sor- ity. Mary Crawley Jacksonville, Florida Cecil Felder Daytona Beach, Florida Varsity " F " , Basketball Team. Thelma Black Pompano, Florida Y.W.C.A. James C. Smith Jacksonville, Florida - " Big Smith " Omega Psi Phi, Student Council Y. M.C.A., College Choir. Doris Slyke Summerfield, Florida Bennie Louise White Mulberry, Florida- Var- sity " F " Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Basket- ball. Delores Pelham Jacksonville, Florida College Choir Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority. Claretha P. Williams Lakeland, Florida Minnie B. Wheeler Starke, Florida -Zeta Phi Beta Sorority. 24 4 72 Altamese Mcintosh Jacksonville, Florida Effie Palmore Gainesville, Florida Waymon Selmore St. Augustine, Florida Alpha Phi Alpha Frater- nity Football Team. Inez B. Miles Jacksonville, Florida Zeta Phi Beta Sorority. Dorothy D. Logan Jacksonville, Florida YearbookStaff; Zeta Phi Beta Sorority. Bessie Banks Jacksonville, Florida Ida F. Thomas Jacksonville, Fla., Dra- matic Club. Aree Bellamy Marianna, Florida Ollie Lewis Ft. Pierce, Florida Tommie L. Wilder Jacksonville, Florida 25 Juanita Papino St. Augustine, Florida Ernestine Whitley Lawtey, Florida Mary McCullough Blountstown, Florida Dramatic Club. Bernice Malcolm Jacksonville, Florida Patricia Harrison St. Augustine, Florida College Choir. Ammon Jackson St. Augustine, Florida College Choir. Mildred Jackson Jacksonville, Florida Ollie Bell Marianna, Florida Louise Crumady Jacksonville, Florida James A. Martin Jacksonville, Florida Alyce Lynch Affie Wright Jacksonville, Florida Saint Augustine, Florida Doris Brown Jacksonville, Florida i Jerine Bartley Sanderson, Florida - Y. W.C.A. 26 Arnold James President James Day Vice President .: ? 3 Mrs. B. H. Pruyear Sponsor Abraham Johnson Business Manager Thelma Oxendine Recording Secretary Thomas Blue Treasurer " 1 r» ► . : MP Evelyn Manuel Financial Secretary 28 e i Tennie L. Birk mm- ' 3 f m ' Maeola Henderson Bettye Henderson Joseph Dean i I William White y ' Thelma Clark Hestella Barber ; ' :•» ' ' ««a Lillie M. Thomas i f i r- i Meldora Payne Hazel Penny Isabelle Adams John Hoskins % Annie Maude Bell Adelle Jackson Alta Crosby Ida L. Logan i 29 » ■ c NV G 6 V o John Matthews Naomi Hester James Thurston f Li James Thurston Florence Glenn Delores Covin Christine Everett Edward Robinson Isaac Houston ■ffa Leroy Alexander ... tL kiM Ellar Pearl Giles Thelma Matthews i ' l Mary Williams Mary Sandlin 30 Theresa Kennedy Alice Anderson ? e »»,,. Thurley Brown Vice President Leona Burns Parliamentarian Rosa Jackson Assi stant Secretary Jernice Williams Treasurer Jefferson Jones Student Council Representative Lincoln J. Coleman Chaplain 32 w £ o S 8 a, a. Oh O 34 SNAPSHOTS HERE AND THERE 35 SNAPSHOTS 1 r-y- » " . ' S, I H . 36 - a " WOMEN SENATE Doris J. Williams, President Mrs. L. Anne Humes, Sponsor 38 LITTLE THEATRE Audrey K. Wallace, President Mr. W. L. Brown, Sponsor FORUM JohnW. Hoskin, President Miss E. M. Caldwell, Sponsor 39 40 COLLEGE CHOIR Jefferson Jones, President Dr. H. Carstens, Director CHEERING SQUAD Thruly Brown. Captain Mrs. G. S. Vinson, Sponsor 41 KAPPA ' S William White, President Mr. G. M. Jones, Co-Sponsor Mr. Russell E. Blunt, Co-Sponsor DELTA INTEREST GROUP MfO ' T JjSjSsSjtte 1 ? " L- j| s« Vannette Schenk, President Mrs. Cora Blunt, Sponsor • vft ' 42 TRACK TEAM 1955 Left to right: Edward Cameron, Elmore Bryant, James Bradley, Abraham Gordon, Benjamin Swilley. Kneeling James Kirnes, Thomas Blue, Edward Robinson. 43 PHI BETA SIGMA FRATERNITY 1 1 P ! , . -5! f 7 ' D Leroy Crawford, President ZETA PHI BETA SORORITY n Ida L. Logan, Basileus Mrs. M. S. Edwards, Sponsor Mrs. G. R. Evans, Co-Sponsor 44 BOYS BASKETBALL TEAM GIRLS BASKETBALL TEAM 45 ALPHA KAPPA ALPHA SORORITY Doris Medlocke, Basileus Mrs. B. H. Puryear, Sponsor IVY LEAF CLUB Bessie Jones, President Vernice Russ, Dean of Pledgees 46 47 a Ph s 1—1 S ' cn £ ! o BE MISS F. N. I. M. C. 1955 Ida L. Logan S 50 51 (• v -. i S« :; 1 . . 1 ' ' r ' i ■ ' ' : ■ " T H S 1 § ' ., MISS MAY QUEEN 1955 Delores Pelham Elwood Dupree, President of Student Council 52 S. E. A. C. CHAMPIONS 1955 First Row, left to right: Lewis Davis, Carl Burden, Herbert Nixon, John Hoskin, William White, Edward Robinson, Alphonso Sutton, James Day, Walter Baker. Second Row: Johnny Campbell, Jefferson Jones, Andrew Lawrence, Ernest Irvin, Herbert Wilbert, Joseph Dean, James Drayton, Clemon Daniels, Joseph Pete. Third Row: Benjamin Hazelton, Milton Stewart, Alphonso Battle, Abraham Gordon, Ralph Vinson, Carl Smith, Edward Whisenant, Wal- ter Barnes. Left to right: John Hoskin, Captain William White. Edward Robinson, Jefferson Jones. 53 MAY DAY ACTIVITIES PHYSICAL EDUCATION MAJORS SOPHOMORE CLASS 54 MAY DAY SHOTS $ nmj fc. 55 sffH . - -. V , .- T ' 1 56 in oof o Q o oc O i| J ii 57 1? g , FOUNDERS ' DAY J» .:r - ■ sW .( ' it »- 1 l l ' tL ML a if ft i 58 fa £S O »| C ) If w Iff PQ ££ t W 5 w • " ■, Hill Q M (S) H fa 59 SUMMER COMMENCEMENT Dr. James A. Bond, Supervisor of Pinellas County Negro Schools, Speaker I _ X ? r THE SENIORS THAT LEFT IN 1954 " 60 zaa aZ t 9SS Commencement Speaker: Mr. James C. Evans, Civilian Assistant to the Assistant Secretary of Defense, Washington, D. C. jff?3nllraEfc 7 9 7f . 61 President and Mrs. Puryear entertain the Seniors, their parents, friends, and members of the Faculty and Staff. 62 Way back when Mom and Dad were graduating, I was just beginning to learn of all the ways I could help around the home. Now, I ' ve received my diploma as a full- fledged, all-around Household Helper. The list of things I do to help you enjoy life is many times longer than it was 25 years ago. What ' s more, my average hourly wage for helping with homework is just about half what it was then. FLORIDA POWER ft LIGHT COMPANY % i-l THE RECORD PRESS, INC ST. AUGUSTINE, FLORIDA ST. AUGUSTINE ZORIC DRY CLEANER 143 SAN MARCO AVE. Phone— VA 9-5672 ST. AUGUSTINE, FLORIDA Compliments of ST. AUGUSTINE NATIONAL BANK GULF Compliments of WEST-SIDE THE ICEBERG SERVICE-STA MAC ' S 213 W. KING ST. CLOTHING STORE 237 West King Saint Augustine, Florida Look Sharp 3e Sharp 10% off to ALL Students HOLSUM BREAD Always Fresh City Baking Co. 52 San Marco Ave. Phone VA-91691 THE EXCHANGE BANK OF ST. AUGUSTINE Bank of your Friend - - - And Neighbors AUTOGRAPHS


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