Florida Memorial College - Arch Yearbook (Miami, FL)

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■mini JnSGSH ftfii miff g£ r J . V i H I •-. ■teHBi NORMAL AND MEMORIAL COLLEGE i . ' J -w fc. j$ . E A c ST VOLUME 6 Published by THE YEARBOOK STAFF FLORIDA NORMAL AND INDUSTRIAL MEMORIAL COLLEGE St. Augustine, Florida STELLAJEAN JACKSON Editor-in-chief copyright 1956 ABRAHAM JOHNSON Business Manger Foreword In this presentation of the sixth Florida N. I. M. C. annual is a panoramic view of this great institution. Starting as the Florida academy in 1892 this institution has evolved from a normal school of a few stu- dents and a plant valued at several thousand dollars to a four year " A " rated college with a million dollar plant and an annual enrollment of over 500 students. From the beginning of her history, Florida N. I. M. C. ' s capable leadership has determined the continual progress in the phenomenal de- velopment of this institution, Dr. Gilbert and Dr. Collier laid the foun- dation upon which the college reflected the greatness of the potentialities now being developed. From 1950 up to the present time President R. W. Puryear has been at the helm. Realizing that the progressive Philosophy of education in- sists upon an increasing awareness that new times demand new mea- sures. President Puryear instituted the ten year plan with a long range formulation of curricular provisions and physical expansion for Florida N. I. M. C. Through its program of education in service, the Florida N. I. M. C. now provides for her constituency course offerings in the field of re- ligion. Education at Florida N. I. M. C. will continue to challenge educa tional endeavor in the fullest possible development and uti- lization of the capacity for leadership. It is to the realization of this hope that the Florida N. I. M. C. annual will seek to contribute as a record for our wonderful year spent here. Perusal of the pages will always carry our thoughts back to the administration, faculty, our classmates and the extra- curricular and social affairs enjoyed beneath the moss hung trees. We are to never forget this " Normal " we know not in ' 56. Foremost in our minds will always be the fact that of " Gods " greatest works on earth we have Florida N. I. M. C. After we have completed our course here at the college and the years have rolled on, our classmates have disappeared; we may give a sigh but from time to time we can pick up our annuals; for the camera has captured the heart warming beauty and magnified the flour- ing thought, of our fond past. I. Alma Mata II. Foreword III. Prayer Time IV. Dedication XII. The Features XIII. The Activities XIV. The Advertisings Contents Rev. J. H. Dolphus Riviera Beach. Fla. Rev. K. D. Britt Jacksonville, Florida M. C. Ballenger New York, New York Atty. D. W. Perkins Jacksonville, Florida G. A . Leichliter Plant City, Fla. Josephine Jones Jacksonville, Fla. Dedication To The Board Of Trustees To our trustees, who upon foundations laid by the pioneers labor to build a superstructure adequate for the educational needs of this and succeeding generation of youth To these noble men and women, who though busy in their own individual fields of service take time to meet and plan and thus set in mo- tion the vital forces which, directed by Admin- istration make possible the continuing program of our beloved College To these devoted Christian leaders, who working behind closed doors, their efforts largely unacclaimed, their faith never faltering seek to give substance to their dreams We dedicate this book in gratitude and love. MEMBERS NOT SHOWN Guy Bellamy P. S. Wilkerson D. E. John Maguire Jacksonville, Fla. Viola T. Hill Robert H. Wilson Williams Rev. J. W. Johnson Dr. Ronald V. Wells New York, New York Rev. Enoch Davis St. Petersburg, Fla. Rev. E. Armster Clearwater, Fla. Atty. Paul E. Raymond Daytona Beach, Fla. — Dr. George W. Gore Tallahassee, Fla. Mrs. Milo E. Wenger ■B " m am y Rev. C. Blythe Andrews R. H. Rivenburg Clifford, Pennsylvania J. A. Finlayson Miami, Florida ••» EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETS ON CAMPUS Left to Right: President R. W. Puryear, Rev. Enoch Da vis, St. Petersburg, Florida— Rev. J.A.F. Finlayson, Miami, Florida, Treasurer-; Atty. D . W. Perkins, Jacksonville , Florida-Secreta ry - ; Rev. Edward T. Graham, Miami, Fla.; Rev. R. H. Rivenburg, Clifford, Pennsylvania, Senator VerleA.Pope, St. Augustine, Florida --Senator of St. Johns County; Mr. Frank Harrold, St. Augustine, Fla. — President of Saint Augustine National Bank;--Dr. G. O. Sumner, Daytona Beach, Florida , — Chairman of Executive Com- mittee of the Board of Trustees. Rev. James Massey Daytona Beach, Florida G.T. Wiggins Pensacola, Florida Dr. Von D. Mizell Dr. Luther W. Smith Atty. J. C. Collier, Orlando, Fla. Rev. L. A. Alexander | tfiKi -wbrJsUj Florida Normal AA«ie Bvawceume Ferguson XSKoulk) f 4 - -4 As TH6 R?FE2£ TT+g« Lovs T«y WAU$ y Co- ?Wl- WA wau-5, JO «« TfcARS, £ fi 3 s - jte - 7. Haul ©«ew :£ 5«MS TO Sew ™]r Sft-CRCO N W? ■ Alio the F«JHlojW«(i v£ n £E9lf7«; " T SOWS A MO " r» aT»ts THfe Ofll=CK-T£BS tjOjrE ft " © SM£« Jtc wg Uarwco As Bach fftAsr YtABYgDf " we Putatt- 6u«? toy- At- ry A c THfe we Putatt 6ui? toy- At- ry A 3E Tre ah- r«£ lako r»y PEO- I- CAT£ OUI? ± rfcfc j - wes-i -EARWEO Fa.vi£. THINS.S J feftflfN. uires ro you. Feprain Fl0R-|- 04 Af Sf?-MAt, = FLoR-f-DA AfoR-AML, £ Haw we uv To Siwc T y ?!Mi$£? S I -4- Mrs. B. H. Puryear who serves in the capa- city of director of education, came to our cam- pus in nineteen hundred and fifty, with her hus- band, President R. W. Puryear. During her six years here, she has been of service to our school, its students and the community. She carries a full time schedule, being the FIRST LADY, with the responsibility of promoting the social and Civic life which goes hand and hand with the President ' s work. Because she has given guidance and help to numerous students as sponsor of many activities which promote ideal student life, and because she is a splendid example of all that is fine and ad- mirable; because we love and appreciate her. Because of her never tiring guidance and assist- ance to the year book staff, we the members of the year book staff take this opportunity to pay tribute to Mrs. Puryear, because she is just grand. Let the words of our mouths and the medita- tions of our hearts be accepted in thy sight. . . . oh Lord, our strength and our redeemer Florida Normal, being a Christian institution has set aside a moment each day for silent med- itation. Each day at twelve o ' clock noon there is the sounding of a bell, this bell is identified as the Prayer bell. At the sounding of this bell, we bow.no matter where we are on campus, and no matter what we are doing at the time. . . .to give thanks to our creator. This is a religious tradition of the college. . that we " Be Still and know that 1 am God " . Rev. E. J. Minnfield, presents $425 check from National Baptist Convention. President Puryear, Rev. J. C. Sams. Rev. Edward T. Graham speaks to Student body during chapel hour. President Puryear, Rev. J. K. Satterwhite, Al Dunnmore. Mother Christine Valentin and Dr. L. T. Lowrie Mother Valentin and Dr. Lowrie knew that living was a problem- a great job. They knew that life was a problem because they lived as if life to them was a gift from God. They also knew that life was a difficult task because of the struggle of good to triumph over evil. That " good sustained " the ever evident in their conversation and their work. We therefore will always remember the love and devo- tion that both of these, our friends have contributed toward our well being, and we know that the only way to repay them for some of the wonderful things they have done for us, is to strive hard and do likewise the things they have done. We Pray: Oh, Thou great Master of Love, lay on us Thy tender hand of mercy, Thy continuing strong hand of pro- tection. emcrHutrv " Three times daily we await the nourishments for our bodies " ' Coleman Westfall Dining Hall ' " How sweet it is to enjoy a good meal " " Too busy " Janie Wilson President The President ' s Message Dear Seniors: In leaving the halls and campus of this institution in this the 64th year of its existence you become a part of the LIVING CHAIN OF GRAD- UATES, who bound together by memories and loyalties have ventured out into avenues of a broader life for which their experiences and tute- lage have prepared them. To you of this class of 1956, facing truly a new day in our country and the world, I would bespeak courage and sincerity and faith. As you have day by day paused at the silver tone of our prayer bell sounding across the campus, in classroom, and hall, may you ever and again pause to seek guidance that you may reflect honor upon your Alma Mater, and so live and work among your fellowmen that Justice for All and Peace and Love of God may constantly increase. Sincerely yours, R. W. Puryear ■PPW THE ADMINISTRATION The personnel that guides the college in its overall policy and the everday functions necessary toward giving the students the best possible in every sense. The people who have the college and the students at heart in all of their decisions. DR. BRADLEY G. MOORE-Asst. Director of Teacher Training Pro- gram-Coordinator of Instruction Education; B.S. Alabama State Teachers College; M. A . The Ohio State University Completed work for Ph. D. (now working on Dissertation). MR. G. O. PHILLIPS - Registrar Director of Student Personnel. B.S., Univ. of Nebraska, Lincoln Nebraska; further study, Pennsyl- vania State Univ., State College, Pa.; M. Ed, Univ. of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska. MR. R. KNIGHT -Cashier B. S. ( Savannah State College. MR. E. D. KINSEY -Bookkeeper B. S. Savannah State College. MISS ERNESTINE BRAZAND - Dean of Women and Instructor. B.S., Jackson College, Jackson, Miss.; M. A., New York Uni- versity, New York City; further study, American University, Washington, D. C; Henderson Business College , Memphis, Tenn. MR. CHARL ES BROOKS - Dean of Men Alumni Executive Sec- retary Treasurer B. S., FNIMC, St. Augustine; further study Wayne University, Detroit, Mich. JAMES S . MILLER-Librarian A .B . Morehouse College; M. LS. At- lanta University. 15 Academic WILLIAM L.BROWN Instructor English; B. S. Vir- ginia State College; M. A. Columbia University: further study Univ. of Michigan and Columbia Univ. DAISY MOORE Science Mathematic; B. S. Wiley College, Marshall, Texas; further study Texas State Univ. and Univ. of Calif. Barkeley, Calif. DAVID A.HALL Industrial Art; B. S. A. T. College, Greensboro, N. C. M. S. New York Univ. New York. N. Y. ALTA I GREENE Social Science; A. B. James Millikin Univ; Ed. B.Will- iams State Normal Univ.; M. A. Univ. of Wisconsin; further study Univ. of Chicago, Univ. of Va. and Univ. of Fla. Staff B . H . PURYEAR Education; B. S. Winston- Salem Teachers College; M. A. Prairie View A M College; further study New York Univ. HALSEY R. CARSTENS Humanities Music; A. B. Lingfield College; B. D. Col- gate -Rochester Divinity School; M.A.Berkeley Baptist Divinity School; Mus.M. Univ of Wash. Mus. D. Central Conservatory of Chicago; further study Humboldt State College and Washington State College. JOSIE B. GREER Social Science; A. B. Oberlin College; M. A. Oberlin Univ. further study Harvard Univ; Univ, of Chicago, and Colum- bia Univ. LESTER T. WHITELOCKE Religion; B. S. Florida N. I. M. College; B.D.Berkeley Baptist Divinity School. CLAUDETTEJ. WALLACE Instructor Physical Educa- tion B.S. Fla. A. M. Uni- versity, Tallahassee, Florida Further study. Trinity Col- lege of Conn. Teachers College Hartford, Conn., New Britian, Conn., New York Univ., New York, N.Y., Springfield College, Springfield, Mass. J LUTHER WHITFIELD SEABROOKS Instructor Physical Educa- tion B.S. West Virginia State College, Institute, West Va. M.A. Columbia University, New York City. Further study, Columbia University New York, N.Y. ISAAC R. BARFIELD Research Director A.B. Talladega College, Talladega, Ala., M.A. Atlanta University, Atlanta, Ga. LORENZO J. THOMAS Instructor Physical Educa- tion B.S. Morgan State College M. A. New York University, Further study New York University New York, N.Y. Staff Sl l, aX ions S ecietatV l ° ODESSA N. BROWN Secretary to the President Se, Ma D ELY N " ea £ »» eiar; r J ' ons Uv A X p se cte Re ««r a , 0 1 ) S Sx S s - nsYl6t Vlouse D« e c« ANNETTE R. BROOKS Assistant Librarian - " 22 « fia r W7S co n tta;; MATTHEW THOMAS Horticulturist ALLEN SAPP Maintenance s °nnei Senior Class History On September 5, 1952 a group of enthusiastic young men and women full of pep, vim and vigor — eager to please and comply with every rule of F. N. I. M. College. This, one of the largest Freshman Classes in the history of the College, embarked on its voyage of four years of storm and peaceful weather. Many problems confronted this class, as they have all other Freshman Classes. For this reason a considerable amount of thought had to be put into the election of capable class officers in order to carry forth the work of the class and at the same time, try to make it an interesting one. In the first class meeting, under the leadership of our advisors Mrs. Puryear and Dean Smith, the destinies of the class were put under the guiding hand of Willie Fisher, Presi- dent. Assisted by Leroy Alexander, Vice President, Catherine Brown, Secretary; Thomas Blue, Treasurer, and James Dupree, Chaplain. That year the class had the desire and evidently the ability to win everything. Enthusiasm ran high that year and has scarcely abated since. During this year we were instrumental in helping the sophomores in their victory of electing Miss Florida Normal. September, 1953-- Back to the old Alma Mater with more vim and vigor than was good for a class of " Sophs " , the uppermost thing in our minds was — what will the " greenies " look like this year, and be ready to groom this " raw material " . During our Sophomore year we gave a most successful play under the direction of Mrs. Puryear. " Here Comes Charlie " , we consider it our best presentation. The characters were, James Day, Alta Crosby, Arnold James, Milton Stewart, Lois Baker, Thelma Oxendine, Abraham Johnson, Betty Henderson, Thomas Brown, Hannah Bullock. We made Maeola Henderson Miss F. N. I. M. C. and reigned supreme in dramatics. During our Junior year we saw many changes take place in our class and many physical changes on the campus. On our return, the library was twice as large with an ultra-modern addition of a conference room, rest rooms and stacks. We could not believe it when we saw the lounge for women in Anderson Hall, but we had lost our class president and other faces; Fisher, Postell, Rose, Thomas Brown. With mingled feelings of gay and sadness-- we started our year of " idealism " . We realized that our losses had been compensated by the addition of such outstanding members to our class as Vannette Schank, Alice Anderson, Bessie Jones, Isabella Adams and Joseph Salley. Increasingly difficult studies and positions of responsibility in extra-curricular activities were claiming the attention of the class, but keeping its pledge to perpetuate the time-honored traditions jf the student body, the Junior-Senior Prom was dutifully sponsored. Funds were lacking as usual, but the spirit was strong, so the Social Committee gave theseniorsa big time on theeveningof May 19. 1955, with no qualms of inadequacy to mar the occasion. This year our class officers were: President, Arnold James; Vice President, James Day, Secretary, Thelma Oxendine; Treasurer, Thomas Blue; Miss F. N. I. M. C, Ida Logan. The campus really belonged to us this year! Not from the point of view of a braggart, but from the point of view of one who has earned it. During our stay we sent two queens to reign over F. N. I. M. College; and one to reign over May Day We gave two plays a prom and Class Night. As the time of commencement draws near the desire for " something to remember you by " becomes more pronounced; so we look forward to keeping the " Arch " year book through the years. There is apparent gayety on the campus, but beneath this there is a sad note which is occasioned by the fact that the class of ' 56 is poised with just the toe of commencement ' s boot needed to enlist it into the ranks of the alumni. So we come to the end of four short years. Years choked full of happenings, replete with happy memories and lasting friendships. The seeds of wisdom and spiritual freedom are duly sown and only the future can decide the extent of the harvest. Commencement, the beginning, is at hand. As we strive to live our lives to the fullest, we shall find consolation in knowing that we have behind us an Alma Mater in whose memory we find a spring of pleasure. The Senior Officers THOMAS A. BLUE JR. President Senior Class Hometown - Webster, Florida Major - Physical Education " 56 (Baby Blue) Organizations - President Student Council, Varsity " F " Club, Y. M. C. A., Newspaper Staff, Dra- matic Club, Year Book Staff, Forum, Pan-Hell- enic Council, Basketball Team 4, Track Team 1, Phi Beta Sigma Frat., Biggest Baby Hobby - Dancing LEROY ALPHONSO ALEXANDER Vice President Senior Class Hometown - Hawthorne, Florida Major - Elementary Educa- tion ' 56 (Roy) Organizations - College Choir 4, Forum, F. T. A., Phi Beta Sigma Frat. Most Dignified Hobbies - Dancing, Singing IDA LUCETTA LOGAN Secretary Senior Class Hometown - Jacksonville, Florida Major - Physical Education ' 56 (Cookie) Organizations - Pan-Hellenic Council, Sunday School, Y. W. C. A., Yearbook Staff, Student Council, P. E. M. Club, Alpha Kappa Mu Honor Society Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Best Speaker Hobbies - Dancing, Sports ALYCE MAE ANDERSON Treasurer of Senior Class Hometown - Lawtey, Florida Major - Elementary Educa- tion ' 56 Organizations - Women Senate, Y. W. C. A. Hobby - Reading LILLIEMAE THOMAS Assist. Secretary Senior Class Hometown - Tampa, Florida Major - Elementary Educa- tion ' 56 (Little Bit) Organization - F.T.A. Biggest Baby Hobby- Music ABRAHAM JOSEPH JOHNSON Business Manager Senior Class Hometown - Marianna, Florida Major - Physical Education •56 (Abe) Organizations - Yearbook Staff, Dramatic Club, P. E.M. Club, N.A.A.C.P. Best Executive Hobby - Hunting WILLIAM WHITE Chaplain Senior Class Hometown - Lake Wales, Florida Major - Physical Education ' 56 (Willie) Organizations - Varsity " F " Club, Football Team 4, P.E.M. Club, Basketball Team 4, Kappa Alpha Psi Frat. Best Athlete Hobby - Being Active 23 LOIS MARIE BAKER Reporter Senior Class Hometown - Blountstown, Florida Major - Physical Education ' 56 (Bright Eyes) Organizations - Varsity " F " Club, Dramatic Club, 4, Basketball Team 3, Yearbook Staff, P.E.M. Club, Pan-Hellenic Council, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Most Versatile Senior Hobby - Sports and Dramat- ics xr A ISABELLE E. MILTON ADAMS (Bell) Hometown-Panama City, Florida Major-Elementary Educa- tion ' 56 Organization - F.T.A., Student Council, Women Senate, College Choir, Student C. Union, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Most Poetic Senior ANNIE MAUDE BELL (Dottie) Hometown-Fort Pierce, Florida Major-Elementary Educa- tion ' 56 Organizations-F.T.A., Choir, Most Cooperative Senior KATIE MAE BROWN Hometown-Fort Pierce, Florida Major-Elementary Educa- tion ' 56 Organizations- Y.W.C. A., Sunday School, Col- lege Choir, Student Council, Forum, Alpha Kappa Mu Honor Society, Year Book Staff, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Student Rep. Admittance Comm. DELORES ALLEN COVIN (Dee Dee) Hometown-Miami, Florida Major-Elementary Educa- tion ' 56 Organizations- Y.W.C. A., F. T. A. Most Unassuming Senior ELOUISE AMIKEY Hometown-Jacksonville, Florida Major-Elementary Educa- tion ' 56 Hobbies- Listening to Music, Riding, Singing DIAN ANDERSON Hometown-Jacksonville, Florida Major-Elementary Educa- tion ' 56 . . w» ALTA J. CROSBY (Charlie) Hometown -Jacksonville, Florida Major-Physical Education ' 56 Organizations-Varsity F Club, P.E.M. Club, College Choir. LILLIE DANIELS Hometown-West Palm Beach, Florida Major-Elementary Ed- ucation ' 56 Organizations- Y.W.C. A. Women Senate Hobby-Music HESTELLA EVELYN BARBER (Bobbie) Hometown-Pompano Beach, Florida Major- Elementary Educa- tion ' 56 Organizations- Y.W.C. A., Student C. Union, Women Senate, Drama- tics Club, Most Dignified Senior Hobbies-Reading, Playing Piano, Swimming VERDIA BRADLEY Hometown-Jacksonville, Florida Major-Elementary Educa- tion ' 56 THELMA CLARK Hometown - Miami, Florida Major- Elementary Educa- tion ' 56 Organizations- Y.W.C. A., F. T. A. JAMES DAY (Uncle Alex) Hometown-A lachua, Florida Major-Physical Education ' 56 Organizations- Varsity F Club, P.E.M. Club, Alpha Phi Alpha Frat. Biggest Teaser Hobby -Sports JOSEPH DEAN (Sonny) Hometown-Jacksonville, Florida Major-Physical Educa- tion ' 56 Organizations-Varsity F Club, P.E.M. Club, Forum, Alpha Phi Alpha Frat. ERNESTINE S. GAINER Hometown-Lynn Haven, Florida Major- Physical Education ' 56 Organizations- Y.W.C. A., F.T.A., Hobby-Sports EUGENE DOLPHUS (Red) Hometown-West Palm Beach, Florida Major-Physical Educa- tion 56 Organization - P.E.M. Club JAMES L. DUPREE (Duke) Hometown-Sarasota, Florida Major- Elementary Education ' 56 Organizations-Forum, Y.M.C.A., Most Serious GEORGE GOGGINS Hometown-Jacksonville, Florida Major-Elementary Education ' 56 Hobby-Tailoring MABLE HAYNES (Little Bit) Hometown-Daytona Beach, Florida Major-Elementary Education •56 Organization-Y.W.C.A. Hobby- Music BETTYE HENDERSON (Bet) Hometown-Quincy, Florida Major-Elementary Education " 56 Organization-F.T.A., Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Most Beautiful Senior Hobby-Collecting Records MAEOLA HENDERSON Hometown-Hawthorne, Florida Major- Elementary Education ' 56 Organizations-F.T.A., Y.W. C.A., Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Most Serious JOHNNY L. EVANS Hometown-Bonifay, Florida Major-Elementary Educa- tion ' 56 Organizations-Varsity " F " Club, Football Team, F.T. A., Omega Interest Group, Hobby -Sports ELLA PEARL GILES (Ep) Hometown-Jacksonville, Florida Major- Physical Education ' 56 Organizations- Women Senate, Debating Society, Varsity F Club, College Choir, P. E. M. Club, Basketball Team, Student Rep. Social Courtesy Coram., Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Best Swimmer Hobby-Swimming JAMES GRIFFIN (Mr. Cool) Hometown-Panama City, Florida Major-Elementary Education " 56 Organization-College Choir, F.T. A., Y.M.C.A., Phi Beta Sigma Frat. Best Groomed Hobby-Science JOSELYN HILL Hometown-Jacksonville, Florida Major- Elementary Education ' 56 ISAAC HOUSTON Hometown-Cocoa, Florida Major - Elementary Educa- tion ' 56 (Ike) Organizations - Dramatics Club, Forum, F. T. A., College Choir, Sunday School, Phi Beta Sigma, Frat. Most Talented Hobby - Singing ADELLE JACKSON Hometown - Jasper, Floridc Major - Elementary Educa- tion ' 56 Organizations - Y.W.C.A., F.T.A. Best Groomed Senior Hobby - Sewing HAZEL HOWARD Hometown - Jacksonville Major - Elementary Educa- tion ' 56 Hobby - Music MAE FRANCES IVEY Hometown - Jacksonville, Florida Major - Elementary Educa- tion ' 56 Hobbies - Dancing, Sporting Listening to Music. BESSIE STYLES JONES Hometown - Miami, Florida Major - Elementary Educa- tion ' 56 Organizations - F. T. A., Y.W.C.A. Hobby - Singing FLORENCE GLEEN JOSEPH Hometown - St. Augustine, Florida Major - Elementary Educa- tion ' 56 Organization - F. T. A. Most Courteous Hobby - Movies CHRISTINE MORRIS Hometown - Saint Augustine, Florida Major- Physical Education ' 56 Organizations - P.E.M. Club, Alpha Kappa Alpha Soror- ity Most Talented Senior THELMA MATTHEWS Hometown - Jacksonville, Florida Major- Elementary Education - ' 56 Organization - F.T.A. Hobby - Riding JOHN W. HOSKIN Hometown - Hasting, Florida Major - Physical Education ' 56 Organizations - Yearbook Staff, Varsity " F " Club, Football Team 4, Forum, Student Christian Union, P.E.M. Club, Sunday School. Most Courteous Hobbies, Sports, Exploring, Photography ARNOLD JAMES Hometown - Jacksonville Major - Physical Education ' 56 (Easy) Organizations - Varsity " F " Club, Basketball Team (Captain), P. E. M. Club, Dramatics Club, Alpha Phi Alpha Frat. Most Handsome Senior Hobby - All Sports ROBERT JONES (Dick) Hometown - Jacksonville, Florida Major - Physical Education ' 56 Organizations - P. E.M. Club, Varsity F. Club, Varsity Football Club, Omega Psi Phi Frat. Biggest Filabuster Hobby-Sports THERESIA CONSTANCE KENNEDY (Terrie) Hometown - Jacksonville, Florida Major - Physical Education ' 56 Organizations - Y.W.C.A., Varsity F.Club, P.E.M. Club Hobbies - Reading, Sports, Dancing k i THELMA OXENDINE Hometown - Jacksonville, Florida Major - Physical Education ' 56 Organizations - Sunday School, P.E.M. Club, Varsity " F " Club, College Choir, Ivy Leaf Club Hobbies - Dancing, Singing Best Dancer (Creative and Ballet) ALBERTA PETERSON Hometown - Lake Placid, Florida Major - Elementary Educa- tion ' 56 (Pete) Organizations - Sunday School, F. T. A. Hobby - Sports EDWARD H. ROBINSON Hometown - Jacksonville, Florida Major - Physical Educa- tion ' 56 (Bull Dog) Organizations - Y.M.C.A., P.E.M. Club, Football Team 4, Varsity " F " Club, Kappa Alpha Psi Frat. Most Artistic Hobbies - Sports, Swim- ming VANNETTE BLANCHE SCHENK Hometown - Jacksonville, Florida Major - Elementary Educa- tion ' 56 (Van) Organizations - Dance Club, Dramatics Club Most Sophisticated Hobbies - Music, Sports, Riding MARJORIENEAL Hometown - Jacksonville, Florida Major - Elementary Educa- tion ' 56 Hobby - Reading HAZEL PENNY Hometown - Archer, Florida Major - Physical Education " 56 Organizations - Y.W.C.A., F.T.A. Biggest Teaser CARL SHERMAN Hometown - Jacksonville, Florida Major - Elementary Eudca- tion ' 56 MARY SANDLIN Hometown - Green Cove Springs, Florida Major - Elementary Educa- tion ' 56 Organizations - Varsity " F " Club, F.T.A. Hobby - Dancing VERSIE MELDORA PAYNE Hometown - Fort Pierce, Florida Major - Elementary Educa- tion ' 56 Organizations - College Choir, Y.VV.C.A. Outstanding Soloist Hobby - Singing DOROTHY S. PIERCE Hometown - Jacksonville, Florida Major - Elementary Educa- tion ' 56 JOSEPH E. SALLEY Hometown - Jacksonville, Florida Major - Elementary Educa- tion ' 56 (Saney) Motto - " Fight for the little things in life as well as the big ones. " MILTON STEWART Hometown - Jacksonville, Florida Major - Physical Education ' 56 (Jimmie) Organizations - Y.M.C.A., Track Team, Varsity " F " Club, Football team, Forum, Dramatics Club, Alpha Phi Alpha Frat. Strongest Senior Hobby - Weight Lifting SARAH LEE THOMAS (Big Red) Hometown - Pensacola, Florida Major - Elementary Educa- tion ' 56 Organizations - Y.W.C.A., F.T.A. Biggest Jiver Hobbies - Reading, Listening to Radio AUDREY KING WALLACE (Champ) Hometown - Bonifay, Florida Major - Elementary Educa- tion ' 56 Organizations - F.T.A., Dramatics Club, Varsity F Club, Varsity Basketball Team Hobby - Dancing MARTHA WHITLEY (Cutie) Hometown - Lawtey, Florida Major - Elementary Educa- tion ' 56 Organizations - Y.W.C.A., F.T.A. Quietest Senior Hobbies - Basketball, Softball DORIS L. WILLIAMS (Doris L.) Hometown - St. Petersburg, Florida Major - Elementary Educa- tion ' 56 Organizations - Sunday School, Forum, Student C. Union, Y.W.C.A., F.T.A., Student Council, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sor- ority, Alpha Kappa Mu Honor Society Most optimistic MARY FRANCES WILLIAMS (Mae) Hometown - Jacksonville, Florida Major - Elementary Educa- tion ' 56 Organizations - College Choir, Y.W.C.A. Most Pedantic Hobbies - Singing, Sports DOROTHY WILSON Hometown - Jacksonville, Florida Major - Elementary Educa- tion ' 56 FLORITA SMITH Hometown - Jacksonville, Florida Major - Elementary Educa- tion ' 56 Organization - F.T.A., Ivy Leaf Club. JOSEPH L. PETE PRESIDENT Tftir Juniors Jonathan Sewall Library " The Junior ' s Pet " MARY JEAN NORTHERN CORR. SECRETARY LEONA BURNS VICE PRESIDENT " ■ %; JAMES KIRNES BUSINESS MANAGER GLADYS MARIE HUMES TREASURER STELLAJEAN JACKSON SECRETARY MAMMIE LOU WALKER CHAPLAIN Baker, Walter Jacksonville, Fla. Bolden, Bertha Jacksonville, Fla. Hazelton, Benjamin Bartow, F la. Hicks, Alma L. Palm Beach, Fla. Williams, Bernice Pahokee, Fla. Watson, Ruth Jacksonville, Fla. Williams, Katie Newman, Fla. Williams, Wilbert Miami, Fla. Myrick, Walter Marianna, Florida Robinson, Dorothy Archer, Florida Dr. H. R. Carstens, Sponsor mw - «- W The Sophomores r ' ' . Shirley Jean Speights Coor. Sec. -Treasurer Cornelia Geneva Macon Secretary Johnny Campbell Vice President Essie Perry Chaplain Pauline Banks Reporter Ellen Faye Brown Rep. Student Council Carl Smith Business Mgr. The Freshmen Class Roll Anderson, Reid Badger, Barbara Bain, Carolyn, President Baker, Sallie M. Beal, Billy E. Blount, Vera Blue, Arie C. Booker, Roosevelt Calhoun, Vinell Carter, Bettye R. Christopher, Jean Clark, Franklin Clark, Jeremiah N. Cohen, Hamp Crittenden, James Curinton, Ellen Davis, Leroy C. Felder, Leo Ferguson, Louise Flowers, Shirley Ford, Audrey Fowler, Betty J. Frison, Leona Gardner, Eddie L. Goins, Lillie M. Gordon, Elizabeth B. Greene, Annie D. Green, Tommie J. Hall, Elizabeth Hall, Ethelene Harris, Lanelle Hatchett, Elijah Hill, Lee Anna Howard, Hillie, Jr. Hunter, Ruby Island, Forestine Ivory, Ida M. Jackson, Joan Jackson, Joyce Jackson, Naritha James, Allene D. Jenkins, Alvaughn J. Jenkins, Thelma Johnson, Jimmie Johnson, Lucrezia A. Johnson, William Jones, Henry Noble Knight, Henry L. Lacey, Dorothy L. Lane, James E. Lawson, Vera McCalvin, Robert McCord, Barbara McKeller, Mattie McKinnon, Annie Miller, Nellie Miller, Rudolph Mosley, Gwendolyn Mosley, Jonathan Phillips, Nathaniel N. Phillips, Pauline Quinn, Sylvia Singleton, Annie Smith, Carolyn M. Smith, Robert L. Smith, Robert A. Spearmon, Dorothy M. Stanley, Addren Taylor, Dorothy Taylor, Samual Walker, James Walker, Walter L. Waters, Bettye L. Watkins, Bernice Watson, Bettye J. Whitten, Dan L. Wiggins, Carrie L. Williams, Bertha L. Williams, Jaunita Williams, Robert Wilson, Barbara Wright, Earl Mrs. J. B. Greer, Sponsor f SPORTS JL ■ a ASfc ' . +1!ititoj Left to Right: Ed Caremon, Johnny Campbell, Alphonso Battle, Lawrence Jones, Robert Smith, Walter Barnes, James Bradley, Noble Jones, John Monroe, Carl Smith, Lucky Miller, William White, Walter Walker. SECOND ROW: Benjamin Hazelton, Trainer, Whitten Dan, Hillie Howard, Milton Stewart, Herbert Wilbert, Eliah Hatchett, Elmore Bryant, Nathaniel Phillips, Eddie Gardner, James Jamerson, Abraham Gorden, James Day, Mgr. SEATED: Ernest Irvin, Joseph Pete, Edward Robinson, Ralph Vinson, Jefferson Jones (Captain), Alvaughn Jenkins, Alphonso Sut- ton, Andrew Lawrence, Zernie Moses. Coaches L. J. Thomas, Luther Seabrooks. m f I H 1 Mi ., a »M- ' J " Florida Normal Lions " JAMES BRADLEY, CAPTAIN " COACH " SEABROOKS, COACH The Lions of ' 56 won the " Con- solation Trophy " at the S.E.A.C. Tournament in Savannah, Georgia. ' Our Seniors, " Tommy Blue and Arnold James •YOU KNOW WE ' VE GOT TO WIN! ' WE ' LL WIN; WE ' LL WIN: S« y!rW " ' - - " The Florida Normal Lionetts " ELLA PEARL GILES, CAPTIAN MRS. CLAUDETTE WALLACE, COACH OUR LIONETTS PROUDLY RECEIVE THE " CONSO - LATION TROPHY " ( ' 56). Cklt K e jvl 55 v 1 «{.. . s " oo V y ts f er L a 9 V- fl VeMlxg S iety 7H Student Council The Student Council consists of a repre- sentative of each major campus student organization. Its function is to act as a liaison agent between the Administration and the students. It mediates at the hearing of minor disciplinary problems, sponsors all major student projects, activities, and drives, and is directly responsible for wel- fare in general. Thomas A. Blue, President, Jefferson W. Jones Jr., Vice President. Debating Society President, Jefferson W. Jones Jr. Future Teachers of America This organization seeks to develop among young people who are preparing to be teach- ers and organization which shall be an in- tegral part of state and national education association. Isaac Houston, President. ALPHA KAPPA MU HONOR SOCIETY Reading, Lef: to Right: Mrs. Greer and Mrs. Puryear, Sponsors; President Puryear; Dr. Gore, National Sec- retary ; Bernice Williams, Secretary; Ida Logan; Katie Brown; Leona Burns, President of Alpha Phi Chapter and member of National Council; (inset) Doris Wil- liams. National Convention - Morgan College, Baltimore, Maryland. F.N.I.M.C. Delegation: Burnes, Williams and Brown and Sponsor, Mrs. R. W. Puryear, shown with the guest speaker, Mrs. Ann Hedgeman, Assistant of New York City, and Dr. Gore, NationalSecretary and President of Florida Agricultural and Mechani- cal University. The college choir is under the direction of Dr. H.R. Carstens Leroy Alexander, President. Dramatics Club is de- signed to give students the experience of par- ticipation in dramatics. The college forum is designed to stimulate interest in current issues of national and internation- al significance. It provides for serious thinking and experience in self-expressions. Thurley Brown, President. Leona Burns, Secretary The Y.W.C.A. and Y.M.C.A. of our campus are aiming to promote voluntary Bible study. They are the world ' s Student Christian Federation. Through its campus and community projects it seeks to enrich the lives of young men and wom- en. tV 5£%33? V 3 . o « G , - V e9 a P c e % a ,o % %,;« C3e°f v e -fe « Q P - . e r e A e ° $ efS » e ■ -rf . et _ «■ V CV , v .,V e %e ' ■ft % p e 6»t V X 6 - tvrv c° v vz »: ' ' 5 % c° A cS v Dr. Wilson Delivers First Convocation " Measuring Life By New Pat- mC . Sunday School John W. Hoskins, Supt. Ida L. Logan, Secretary Rev. L. T. Whitelocke, Sponsor Student Christian Union I fto3 3 - t Snapshots Here And There ! Mrs. Susie Holley, Speaker Women ' s Senate Program K ffr in 1 tiiiMiiiaiiaii if ii— — i ¥ » At Pan-Hellenic Council The Pan-Hellenic Councilis designed to help govern all Greek organizations on our campus. Officers JosephDean President Thomas A.Blue.Jr Vice President Lois Baker Secretary Stellajean Jackson Secretary Treasurer Andrew Lawrence Student Council Rep. Delegates Edward Robinson James Kirns Robert Jones Ida L. Logan Jefferson Jones Ruthol Phillips Mr. R. Knight Sponsor sir 4 H C o a (U CO X Delta Eta Chapter - Lois Baker, Basileus - 1955-56 - Left to right - Delphine Laidler, Alta Crosby, Pauline Banks, Vera Selmore, Bernice Williams, Mamie Wal- ker, Marva Ellis, W. Thomas - Sponsor - B. H. Puryear, D. Moore, Ella Pearl Giles, Basileus - 1956-57, Carolyn An- derson, Bettye Hender- son, Christine Morris, Janie Wilson, Doris Wil- liams, Geneva Macon, Ruthel Phillips - Kneel- ing - Lois Baker. Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority L h ...-— p r Delta Eta 1956 Graduates and Spon- sor with Congressman Diggs, C o m - mencement Speaker. " Miss Omega " 1954-55 1955-56 ..- i i ' i $ n $t £ " ■ " ij2 3 6 DEAR OMEGA ■ ■.■ " ■■■ ' .. , ' GIRL WE LOVE YOU LOIS BAKER OMEGA DEAR WE CHAPTER- KAPPA GAMMA COLORS -PURPLE GOLD MEMBERS OF THE LAMPADOES 1. Clifford Felder 2. Leo Felder 3. John Monroe, Jr. 4. James Bradley Up-Lift Scholarship ROBERT JONES 9. Robert Flowers 5. Henry Knight 6. James Crittenden 7 . Earl Wright 8. Clinton Williams Manhood ART THINE OWN Perseverance Betty Henderson, Sweetheart KAPPA ALPHA PSI FRATERNITY CHARTER MEMBERS Leroy Alexander SCHOLARSHIP BROTHERHOOD SERVICE Crescents Alphonso Battles Rudolph Miller William Johnson k Willie Latson Secretary James Kirnes Thomas Blue, Jr. Vice President Phi Beta Sigma, Inc. Hannah Bullock Sweetheart James Griffin Isaac j. Houston Dean of pledges Wilbert Williams Arthur James Collier " , ■ Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. Zeta Phi Beta sorority was founded at Howard ' s University, January 16, 1920. Florida Normal and Memorial College April 2, 1944. Scholarship Sisterhood " Finer Womanhood " Officers And Members Ida L. Logan Basileus Stella Jean Jackson . . . Anti Basileus . . .Dean of Pledgees Maeola Henderson Tamias Katie M. Brown Grammateus Leona Burns T ' Grammateus Shirley Speights Plnlacter Gladys Humes Epistoleus Bettye Ruth Payne Isabelle M. Adams Ellen F. Brown Billie M.Hall Mrs. M.S. Edwards, Sponsor Archonians Leanna Hill Louise Fergerson Dorothy McAllister Lillian P. King Sylvia Quinn Natheria Jackson Annie R. Singleton Arie B. Blue Miss F. N. I. M. C.-1956 GENEVA MACON A. Sophomore -honor Student- Member of Delta iSta Chapter of A.K.A. Sorority-Native, of West Palm Beach, Fla, m -? ' - Attendants To Miss F.N.I.M.C. STELLAJEAN JACKSON Milton, Florida Junior Major - Elem. Ed. LOIS BAKER Blountstown, Florida Senior Major - P. E. ' the Queen and Her Gladys Marie Humes " Miss Junior " mmtm IDA L. LOGAN IKlhM M IPP " kjc " a k . i- ' ' .-. " " " ,- ' - - " ' ♦ " ?$ if Joint Baptist Convention of the State of Florida All College Conference .... Speaker Attorney H. H. Arrington SPEAKER - DR. JOHN M. ELLISON, CHANCELLOR, VIRGINIA UNION UNIVERSITY RICHMOND, VIRGINIA Baccalaureate May 1956 (above) Honorable CHARLES C. DIGGS, JR., CONGRESSMAN 13th District MICHI- GAN, House of Representatives WASH - INGTON D. C. Leads Line of Academic March With Dr. R. W. PURYEAR, Jr. , PRESIDENT of The College. (below) Congressman Diggs and Attorney Ernest D. Jackson Jr., of Jack sonville, Fla. receive the COLLIER Awards from Board mem bers Attorney D. W. Perkins, left, Secretary, and Dr. K. D Britt, right, Chairman of the Board. Reception President and Mrs. R. W. Puryear Receive Seniors (Parents-Relatives) and Faculty -Staff at TOCIO MANOR. CONGRATULATIONS REFRESHMENTS 08 Congratulations B. C. HOLMES. Clerk CHARLES B. NEWTON. Treasurfr EDWARD T. GRAHAM MINISTER PHONE 9-4147 S. M. FRAZIER. Chairman TRUSTEES SAMUEL COX, Chairman DEACONS 1896 MISSIONS SIXTY YEARS IN GOD ' S SERVICE (Eta lomti 2tmt ;Saptfei (Cl]urct] 301 NORTHWEST 9th STREET MIAMI 36. FLORIDA 1956 EDUCATION Acknowledgement The task of compiling a college annual is a nerve-racking and an exacting one. It is humanly impossible to produce a book, such as " THE ARCH " , without help. Hence, we wish to express our deepest feeling of gratitude. . .To all who made the publication of the 1956 " ARCH " possible. . .To c PRESIDENT, for granting permission to publish this annu .To all OFFICE PERSONNEL for their interest and co- operation. . .To our ADVERTISERS and SPONSORS for their loyal, generous support. . .To the YEARBOOK PRINTING COMPANY for splendid cooperation and service. . .To the PHOTOGRAPHER. . .To the FACULTY and STAFF for their interest. . .ToTHE STUDENT- BODY, we offer congratula- tions. . .Special thanks to our AD VISER , whose untiring ef- forts were priceless and made the work less difficult by assistance in editing and compiling this book. THE YEARBOOK STAFF ST. AUGUSTINE ZORIC DRY CLEANER 143 SAN MARCO AVE. Phone— V A 9-5672 ST. AUGUSTINE, FLORIDA Compliments of PULLEN Typewriter Service 138 St. George St. Ph. 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