Morris College Sumter, S. C.
Assistant Editor. . . .Margaret Mazyck
Art Editor...................Cleveland Dargan
Business Manager. . .William GrampusFour decades and nine years ago, our founders brought forth upon these acres, a new dream conceived in necessity and dedicated to the undergirding of education with a Christian philosophy of life.
It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us - that from these honored men we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave their full measure of devotion. It is for us, the living, rather to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they have thus far so nobly advanced.TABLE OF CONTENTS
Salute..............................................................71Pinson Memorial Library
Mablc K. Howard Home Economics Building
President's Hometo you ttml o'a life's pathways, you will cn-counsel wmm cxpeiietices you will wish 10 d Ne. H ete ate countless footsteps you would like to tettace,
'lout days spent at MC will always be among your most eknslted mentotics. Through the pages o( tins thbl -5 b WOMT, we have tried to capture moments you will want to remember. Out desire s Oral as you teal through these pages, you will have "tune roses iu December
Thou art weighed in the balances and ait iound wanting.
Daniel 5s21- Iclm inidtra tion
.Dr. O. R. Reuben President
We extend our gratitude to the Yearbook Staff for the dedicated service which has made possible our 1957-58 Annual. This achievement is representative of the continually expanding and enriching program being developed at Morris. We appreciate the contributions of all who have helped to produce this work.
1958 is a distinctive year for us. It represents fifty years of existence as a College. This is our Golden Anniversary Year. Morris College is justly proud of the services it has given to the educational development of our state and nation. Especially in the eastern part of South Carolina, Morris College has been a shining light. From her walls have gone out teachers, ministers and successful businessmen and others who have made significant contributions to the general welfare.
Morris College looks forward to a brighter future and greater service.
O. R. Reuben. President
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Mr. SHERMAN N. WEBSTER Dean of Instruction
Rev. HENRY E. HARDIN Dean of School of Religion
Mr. 1 lOBSON THOMPSON Librarian
Miss JESSIE M. WARD Registrar
Rev. JAMES D. RICE College Minister
Mrs. JESSIE C. SHARPER Bursar
Mrs. Persephone W. Can-Secretary to President
Mrs. Flossie T. Rivers Secretary to Dean
Miss Elizabeth M.
McClinton Secretary to Bursar
Miss Geneva F.. Simon Dietitian
Miss Beulah M. McCollum Director of Student Center
Rev. Gustee Brown Director of Alumni Activities
Rev. Elijah H. Gardner Director of Public Relations
Rev. Roosevelt VV.
Stallings Superintendent of Buildings and Grounds
Mrs. Dorothy B. Webster
Mrs. Anna D. Reuben Social Studies
Mr. Frank Anderson Natural Science
Mrs. Magnolia A. Lewis Education
Mr. Theolander M. Taylor Art
Mrs. Eunice O. Abney EnglishFACULTY
Mr. Garland J. Butts Music
Mrs. Gloria C. Butts Music
Mrs. Marion M. Hatcher English
Mr. Cleophus C. Hatcher Health, Physical Education and Recreation
Rev. James B. Haile Education
Mrs. Ellen S. Rice Home Economics
Rev. John E. Briggs Education
Mrs. Ethel W. Wheeler French and English
Rev. Edward M. Booker Natural ScienceSENIORS
JAMES SMITII Beaufort, S. C. President
ADOLPH SIMMONS Tillman, S. C. Vice-President
ZENOBIA ABRAHAM Sumter, S. C.
RUFUS ADDISON Philadelphia, Pa.
MERDIS BESS Allendale, S. C.
WILHELM ENIA BESS ELL IEU Pawley's Island, S. C.
EMMA BLAKELY Andrews, S. C.
ROBERT BODISON Round O, S. C.
THELMA PRINGLE Wedgefield, S. C. Secretary
JAMES COOPER Lake City, S. C. Treasurer
HETTIE BOS EM AN Belton, S. C.
DOROTIIY BOLDEN Dalzcll, S. C.
MARIE BOYKINS Camden, S. C.
HERMAN BRIGHT Charleston, S. C.
NAOMIBROCDON Sumter, S. C.
RUTH BRODGON Sumter, S. C.
15REBECCA BROWN Moncks Corner, S. C.
MILDRED BROWN Moncks Corner. S. C.
WILLIE MAE BYRD Winnsboro, S. C.
ROSA CANTY Pinew’ood, S. C.
SALLIE CARTER Pendleton, S. C.
RUTH CONYERS Sumter, S. C.
GLORIA DANIELS Way cross, Ga.
WILLIS DAVIS Wagoner. S. C.
16JAMES DeVVITT Conway, S. C.
MILDRED DICCS Horatio, S. C.
EARLINE DOBY Camden, S. C.
MARGARET DURANT Elliot. S. C.
ERMA DWYER Sumter, S. C.
ISABEL EADDY Kingstrec, S. C
HAROLD FAIR Due West, S. C.
SADIE FERCURSON Bonneau, S. C.
17ALEASE FLUDD Awendaw, S. C.
ROW ENA FULMORE Lake City, S. C.
BETTY CAUSE Mullins, S. C.
Timmonsville, S. C.
DOROTHY CLOVER Dalzell, S. C.
CHARI.ES GOODMAN Orlando, Fla.
LOUVENIA GRANT Westminster, S. C-
RUBY GRANT Westminster, S. C.
HELEN GRATE Georgetown, S. C.
EMMA GREER Florence, S. C.
JULIA HAIRE Sumter, S. C.
GLADYS HAMILTON Ninety-Six, S. C.
NATHANIEL HARPER Calhoun Falls. S. C.
EMMA HARRIS Moncks Corner, S. C.
AUGUSTUS IIERRIOT Conway, S. C.
LENA HERRIOT Pawley's Island, S. C.
.SEYMOUR HILL Sumter, S. C.
RUBY ISSAC Sumter, S. C.
IRENE JACKSON Sumter, S. C.
DOROTHY JAMES Sumter, S. C.
CLARA JEFFERSON Mayesville, S. C.
BERTHA JONES Summerton, S. C.
WILBERT KING Sumter, S. C.
LILLIE LAWSON Manning, S. C.
20EDDIE LEE Scranton, S. C.
BEATRICE LITTLES Clinton, S. C.
PANSY LITTLES Sumter, S. C.
HERMENIA LOWERY Lynchburg, S. C.
Florence, S. C.
Starr, S. C.
JAMES McMORRIS Washington, D. C.
CLEO McNEAL Hemingway, S. C.
■ -MARGARET McNEAL Hemingway, S. C.
SUSIE NELSON Pinewood, S. C.
EOLA PERRY Winnsboro, S. C.
JOHNNIE MAE PETERSON Lynchburg, S. C.
LORETTA POOLE Darlington, S. C.
CLEVELAND PRESTON St. Stephen, S. C.
NELLIE REESE Sumter, S. C.
ANNIE RILEY Winston Salem, N. C.
7ELLIE SUMTER Pine wood, S. C.
INEZ SCARBOROUGH Sumter, S. C.
SULA SCOTT Salters, S. C.
ROSA SIMMONS Williston, S. C.
ADA SMOTHERS Sumter, S C.
GERALDINE TART Dillon, S. C.
MARY THOMPSON Sumter, S. C.
ROOSEVELT THOMAS Sumter, S. C.
CURTIS TILI.ERSON Inman, S. C.
LOUISE TINDAL Sumter, S. C.
REBECCA WALTERS Salters, S. C.
ELOUISE WARREN Bonneau, S. C.
BERNE ATM A WILLIAMS Sumter, S. C.
WILLIAM WOODARD Conway, S. C.
FLOSSIE WRIGHT Sumter, S. C.
JOHN WRIGHT Holly Hill, S. C.SENIORS NOT PICTURED
MARION ADDISON St. Stephen, S. C. JOHN HUNTER Dalzell, S. C.
JESTINE BOATWRIGHT Walterboro, S. C. SHIRLE IBEAWUCHI Pratt, Kansas
FRANK BURGESS Sumter, S. C. LOUVENIA JACKSON Florence, S. C.
ROBERT BYRD Alcolu, S. C. ROBERT JACKSON Sumter, S. C.
REBECCA CASON Liberty, S. C. HENRY LANE Sumter, S. C.
CLEVELAND D ARC AN Sumter, S. C. LOUISE MOORE Sumter, S. C.
ADAM DICKS Kingstrcc, S. C. HALLIE McCRAY Lynchburg, S. C.
RICHARD DINKINS Sumter, S. C. JOSEPH RICHARDSON Conway, S. C.
FLORENCE DONALD Duewest, S. C. WINTON SOLOMON Lynchburg, S. C.
RUTH GERALD Marion, S. C. JUNIUS VAUGHN Sumter, S. C.
JAMES GIST Sumter, S. C. WOODROE WARD Laurinburg, N. C.
CURNIF. HAM Sumter, S. C. RUBY WRIGHT Sumter, S. C.
JOHN PREACHER Bamberg, S. C. Business Manager BESSIE ALLEN Allendale, S. C. Assistant Secretary THEODORE PORTER Benncltsvillc, S. C. President
ELIZABETH ADAMS Easley, S. C. BEAUFORT ADDISON St. Stephen, S. C. HATTIE ANDERSON Georgetown, S. C.
ROOSEVELT BALDWIN Sumter, S. C.
Hemingway, S. C. ANNA BROWN Bonneau, S. C.
MARY CUMMINGS Walterboro, S. C. AMANDA DUDLEY Sumter, S. C. HAROLD DUPREE Manning, S. C.JUNIORS
JAMES DINGLE Charleston, S. C. Vice-President ALICE SINGLETON Wadmalaw, S. C. Secretary
ODESSA JOHNSON Laurinburg, N. C. Treasurer
JOHNNIE DYERS Bethune, S. C. ANDREW EADDY Dillon, S. C. MARY FORD Bamburg, S. C.
LUBERTHA GAMBLE New Zion, S. C.
MARY GAMBLE Lynchburg, S. C. BEATRICE CAMBRELL Anderson, S. C.
EULA GILLESPIE Bennettsville, S. C. JUANITA GIST Sumter, S. C. MARY GODBOLT Gresham, S. C.
27JANIE HAILE Sumter, S. C. OPHELIA HARRY Lynchburg, S. C. CRACIE HILL Dalzell, S. C.
ROSA JAMISON Holly Hill, S. C. BETTY JOHNSON Walterboro, S. C. SADIE JOHNSON Pincwood, S. C.
SARAH JOHNSON Sumter, S. C.
IDA LLOYD Russelville, S. C. GENEVIEVE McCANTS Hemingway, S. C.
SHIRLEY McFADDEN Sumter, S. C. FRANCIS McGILL Kingstree, S. C. SYNITA McKIE Salley, S. C.
28RUTHIE McMICKLE Elliott, S. C. MARGARET MAZYCK Holly Hill, S. C. EARTHA MIDDLETON St. Stephen, S. C.
THEODORE MILFORD St. Stephens, S. C. THOMAS MONROE Mayesville, S. C. JULIA MONTGOMERY Sumter, S. C.
VIRGINIA PHILLIPS Mullins, S. C.
RUTH ROBERTSON Ridgeway, S. C. KATHERINE ROBINSON Sumter, S. C.
WILLIE MAE SCARBOROUGH Lynchburg, S. C CEMA SPATES Kingstree, S. C.
FLETCHER STEWART Laurinburg, N. C.
JAMES STUKES Sumter, S. C. MAGGIE SUMPTER Sumter, S. C.
FRED WARDLAW Abbeville, S. C.
BOOKER WALLACE Bonneau, S. C.
MATILDA WASHINGTON Cross, S. C.
FLOSSIE WELLS Sumter, S. C.
LENORAH WILLIAMS Islandton, S. C. WILLIE WILLIAMS
St. Stephens, S. C. CORINE WILSON Mayesville, S. C.
DOROTHY WILSON Mayesville, S. C. LOUISE WILSON Mayesville, S. C. ELIAS YOUNG Alcolu, S. C.
30JUNIORS NOT PICTURED
CHRISTOPHER BROGDON Sumter, S. C.
ROBERT COOPER Maysville, S. C.
BETTY EVANS Sumter, S. C.
NANCY CAUSE Mullins, S. C.
ALMA MACK Sumter, S. C.
HERBERT NELSON Philadelphia, Pa.
ELLIE PALMER Eutawville, S. C.
DELORES RICHBURG Sumter, S. C.
CARLTON SPEARS Holly Hill, S. C.
EARNEST WASHINGTON Sumter, S. C.
TOLER HILLIAN THOMAS DUERN WILLIAM SINKLER WILLIE BASS
WILLIAM GRAMPUS JAMES DARGAN WILLIE DAVIS HENRY PHINZY
ROY EADDY EARL GREENE ISAAC PEARSON CLARANCE McCOY
WILLIE RICHARDS ALLEN McCLUNEY FRANCIS GATHERS HENRY McGILL
JOHN POUNCY WILLIE RANDOLPH JOSEPH MEANS LEROY BENTONKATHERINE BROWN Secretary I DELL A DeLOACH Assistant Secretary ROM ETTA ALSTON EVELYN BRITT
HELEN McFADDEN ANNIE BROWN DORIS SINGLETON MILDRED HICKMAN
LAVONE PARKER WILLIE MAE SPARKS ALBERT A PRINGLE BEVERLY McMILLAN
MEREDITH DOUGLAS HELEN SWINTON CENANE McMILLAN FRANCIS HILL
ROSA LOWERY ROSETTA WILSON ALBERT A MARTIN HENRIETTA BLAKE
BETTY LAW LUCILLE W ALTERS INER VEREEN SUSIE PRIOLEAU
DONALD HUGHES HAZEL LADSON JESSIE STOKES DILL GAMBLE President
LAWRENCE BEATTY ANNIE MOSS MARY MILLER WALTER McGRIFF
BERNARD WALKER DOROTHY DONNELLY RHUNETTA DUPREE BERNICE MASSEY
FRED GREENE FRANCENA POWELL SHIRLEY BURTON REBECCA PETTIGREW
EMMANUEL CHAPMAN ANNETTE COOPER MAEDEAN WILLIAMS MARY DEAS
WILLIAM BROWN EARTH A KEITT HATTIE MAZYCK JANNIE LANGLEY
CARLE AN ADDISON Secretary KAY LEWIS LAURETTA WARD JOE RUSH
EARNESTINE RAVENELL SALLIE BROOKER MARIE HARPS OTIS GRISSETT
CLARA PRIOLEAU ELIZABETH BUTLER DOLA JONES JOHN FLOYD
MARGIE THOMAS BETTY PREACHER MAGGIE BRITTON JAMES D AND RIDGE
ANNA DINKINS EQUILLA WILLIAMS MARY SCARBOROUGH HAROLD DEVORE
INEATHA GAILLARD JOSIEPHINE BREAZEALE ELSIE HILL THOMAS HILLSENIOR CLASS HISTORY
In September of 1954, we arrived at Morris College and boarded the "Witnik," one hundred and fifty-five strong. The excitement of becoming college students was unparalled. Realizing the need for leaders, James Smith and Jessie Baker were elected president and secretary respectively. Mr. Alfonso Gore and Mrs. Ethel W. Wheeler were advisors. Each day brought new experiences Katie Lesane was Miss Homecoming. Soon May came our first year was over.
We returned to our campus as wise sophomores in September of 1955. The golden treasures of hidden talents were found as the year ensued James Smith again led the class and the secretary was Rebecca Walters. We had reached the half-way mark in our college career, now that our sophomore year was closing. The flame of hope burned brightly with Mrs. Eliza E. Black and Rev. Horace P. Sharper to advise us. Because of her deep devotion for Morris and an enormous contribution, Willie Byrd was crowned Miss Co-ed.
With two years of college behind us, September 1956, brought us back as ambitious juniors, with President Rebecca Walters and Secretary Cleo McNeal. Morris' activities would not have existed successfully if it were not for some distinguished juniors. Soloists Herman Bright (Bass), Gloria Daniels (Contralto), and James Smith (Tenor) were featured with the Morris College Choir. Rufus Addison, Herman Bright, Cleveland Dargan, Willis Davis, James O. Gist, Charles Goodman and Marvin McAlister were especially outstanding in athletics. Gladys Hamilton, the young lady with the captivating personality, was Miss Co-ed's attendant. The petite Alease Fludd was Miss Junior and her attendants were Marie Boykin and Willie Byrd. Nathaniel Harper was elected president of our Student government. Climaxing our accomplishments was the Junior-Senior Banquet. The theme for the gala affair was "Star Light Over Swan Lake." We relaxed to the soft, serenading music of the Metronome All-Stars of Charleston, South Carolina. Mrs. Magnolia Lewis, Miss Marguerite Porter and Mr. Theolander Taylor gave us guidance.
In September of 1957, we found ourselves looking back over the years with many pleasant memories. We were seniors at last! Can you imagine the years going by so swiftly? Elected to lead us were President James Smith and Secretary Thelma Pringle. Because we needed very competent and alert advisors during this crucial period, Mr. Frank Anderson and Miss Jessie Ward were chosen. Loretta Poole reigned supremely as Miss Morris College, attending her were Wilhelmena Bessellieu and Margaret McNeal. Ruth Brogdon was Miss Senior and her runner-ups were Cleo McNeal and Sula Scott. Helen Grate, captain of the Cheering Squad, motivated and perpetuated the Morris spirit. Mr. and Miss Co-ed were Robert Jackson and Willie Byrd. The members of our class have participated in all leading activities on our campus. May 1958, and the wearing of caps and gowns are brought back into our minds As the line moves forward that leads to the wide world, a million thoughts accompany our attention.
We can see them more clearly as we face tomorrow. The pleasant moments and the cultural experiences gained at our dear Alma Mater will always be cherished.
Sula M. Scott
0 -MOST LIKELY TO SUCCEED Thelma Pringle James Smith
MOST STUDIOUS James DeWitt Sula Scott
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MiBEST DRESSED Margaret Me Neal Ellie Sumter
MOST HUMOROUS Curnie Ham Helen Crate
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BEST PERSONALI TY Marvin McAlister Pansy Littles
MOST CO-OPERATIVE Nathaniel Harper Rebecca Walters
MOST COURTEOUS Cleveland Preston Gladys Hamilton
Marvin McAlister Ruth Brogdon
Ruthie Me Mickle.7.1
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Anna Mac Brown
Helen SwintonMiss MORRIS COLLEGE AND HER ATTENDANTS Wilhelmena Bessel lieu Loretta Poole
Margaret McNealMiss SENIOR AND ATTENDANTS Cleo McNeal Ruth Brogdon Sula ScottMISS CO-ED
Willie Mae Byrd
Kay Frances Lewis
Rhunetta DupreeSTUDENT COUNCIL
Fred Wardlaw........................................Vice President
Bessie Allen........................................Assistant Secretary
Rufus Addison.......................................Business Manager
Mrs. P. W. Carr, Rev. J. B. Haile and Rev. J. D. Rice, Advisors
MembersTHE MORRIS HORNET
Official Newspaper of Morris College, Sumter, S. C
Associate Editor Managing Editor Literary Editor . Art Editor . . . Sports Editor . . Secretary ....
Erma Dwyer Frances Dubose Julia Haire Rebecca Walters Cleveland Dargen Charles Daniels Curtis Tillerson
FORTNIGHTLY LITERARY SOCIETY
SOCIAL STUDIES CLUB
USHERS OF THE CHAPEL
55DURHAM MINISTERIAL SOCIETYMEMBERS OF THE DURHAM MINISTERIAL SOCIETY
BAPTIST STUDENT UNION
SUNDAY SCHOOL OFFICERSCONCERT CHOIR Garland J. Butts, Director
FUTURE TEACHERS OF AMERICA
S f WOMEN’S SENATE
Nathaniel Harper Editor
Mary Deas Lcvone Parker Mary Ford William Grampus Mary Godbolt Margaret Mazyck Curtis Tillcrson
Mary Deas Loretta Poole Curtis Tillcrson
Margaret Mazyck Levone Parker
E. C. Jones1957 HORNET SQUAD
MRS I ROW: J. Jones, D. Gamble, W. Timmons, R. Addison, J. Brown, F. Steward, C. Goodman, F. Wardlaw, G. Richardson. SECOND ROW: D. Hughes, H. Bright, W. William, N. Jones, W. Davis, C. Dargan, G. Littles,
L. Gary, J. Rush. THIRD ROW: L. McKelvin, A. Pollard, A. Hammond, J. Sellers, L Beatty, I. Riddick, S.
Gaines, J. Gist. W. Bryant. FOURTH ROW: F. Campbell, M. McAlister, A. Hammond.
Southeastern Athletic Conference
Julian Brown, QB; Dill Gamble, HB; Ivan Riddick, FB; Andrew Pollard, C.
64Charles Goodman B
Willis Davis G
Cleveland Dargan C
James Gist E
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SALUTE TO FORMER PRESIDENTS
Morris College was established in 1908 by the State Baptist Educational and Missionary Convention of South Carolina for the Christian and intellectual training of the Negro youth. Dr. E. M. Brawley served as the first president of the institution. In 1911 during Dr.
Br aw ley's Administration, eleven members of the College's high school were graduated. During the administration of the next president. Dr. J. J. Starks, the institution was expanded and new courses leading to the Bachelor of Arts degree were added. In 1915. the Bachelor of Arts degree was conferred upon the first two graduates of Morris College. Dr. I.D. Pinson became president in 1930.
For the next two years the institution became a junior college. In 1932 the College resumed its rank as a senior college and has since maintain that status. Following Dr. Pinson's death, a distinguished educator and religious leader. Dr.
J. P. Garrick, served as President of the College. In the course of lus administration, the new library was begun, and the enrollment was considerably increased. In recognition of his splendid services. Dr. Garrick was made President Emeritus. Dr. H. II. Butler, a noted educator and distinguished Baptist leader was elected in 1946, following the resignation of Dr. Garrick. He served until his death in January of 1948. During Dr. Butler's administration, the library was completed. Dr. J. W. Boykins served as Acting President, during the interim following Dr. Butler's death, until the election of Rev.
O. R. Reuben in 1948. Under the leadership of the current administration. continuous progress has been made. A new gymnasium, science hall, student center, home economics building and stadium have been erected.
President E. M. Brawley 1911-1912
President I. D. Pinson 1930-1939
President H. H. Butler 1946-1948
President J. W. Boykins 1948-1948
President J. J. Starks 1912-1930
President J. P. Carrick 1939-1946ALMA MATER
Morris our college dear
With hearts all filled with cheer
We come to Thee-
Throughout life’s checkered ways
Thy name we'll ever praise
Teacher of youthful days
All hail to Thee.
When from our homes we came-To own thy lofty name Breathe courage free Parents and Teachers Dear Calmed by the lack of fear Pay homage through the years All Hail to Thee.
Marion M. Hatcher
Garland J. ButtsBIWIm i+Jtixl.-.' j
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