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The Ayeni staff of 1931, wishing to add picturesque romance to its year-book, has chosen a no
less romantic and legendary race from which to build its theme than that of the American Indian. In
order that our readers will the better appreciate our elTorts, we implore each to seek some remote corner,
banish the cares of the day, and imagine himself in a far-away Indian pueblo as he scans the pages of
See in the story of this year's labors that of a remote Indian tribe guided by a great and powerful
chieftain toward greater service for itself and others. See our faculty, as the pensive and grave council,
kneeling about the feet of the chieftain smoking the proverbial pipe, while matters of life and death
are being decided upon. See in the graduating class a picture of handsome and stalwart young warriors
anxious to set forth upon the battle-field, where they may prove the valor of their tribe. See the under-
classmen as the group of the tribe which must stay at home to till the soil and protect the pueblo from
all assaults. See in our practice school the attentive mother squaws caring for the little pappooses.
See in our organization the development of tribal pride and keen, competitive sportsmanship. See in
our departments of music, art, and gymnastics the crude expressions of the tribe in color, dances for
varied festivities, and appreciation for the beauties of nature. But through it all see the embodiment
of life-life full of color, tone, and harmony. just as the Indian weaves his rug each thread in predeter-
mined harmony with the other, so see the departments of our institution woven together in one
harmony of purpose-preparing men for service.
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L-2- s A Resume of the Scholastic Year 1930131
The nineteenth regular session of Tennessee Agricultural and Industrial State College began
Monday, September 29, with the enrollment ofnearly a thousand students. The largest faculty in
the school's history was assembled to carry forward the expanded program. The institution offered
for the first time a four-year curriculum for elementary teachers leading to the B.S. degree. Plans were
on foot for the erection of four major buildings across the Boulevard from the present campus, at an
estimated cost of flB600,000. Features such as a new athletic field for football, baseball, and track, and
an eighteen hole miniature golf course and new tennis courts greeted the student body.
The fall quarter was marked with unusual enthusiasm and spirit because of the high hopes of the
"Tigers", brought on by the selection of T. D. Upshaw, 1928 all-Southern guard, as coach. Though
the "Tigers" wdre not always victorious, they showed superior playing and sportsmanship over pre-
vious years. In the annual Thanksgiving classic before a record-breaking crowd of loyal alunmi and
football enthusiasts, the "Tigers" held the mighty Fisk "Bulldogs" to a 13-O score on the State College
gridiron and completely upset the dope as to the caliber of the "Tigers",
The "Tigers" selected Mr. Thomas Withrow, a four-year varsity star, as the man who contributed
most for the success of the Thanksgiving game and therefore eligible to receive the gold football pre-
sented by the Sigma Phi Psi club.
On Thanksgiving night the music department, under the direction of Miss Marie J. Brooks, pre-
sented "A Southern Fantasy." This musicale most vividly pictured the humble yet colorful life of
the southern negro down on the levy. The stars of the cast were Mr. Lilbert Ferguson as "Mose",
Miss I. B. Strange as "Mammy", Mr. Simon W. Walker as "jim", and Miss Avis Hatcher as "Lindy",
Education Week, November 10-14, was sponsored by the Rural Education club under the direction
of Mrs. F. A. Sanders. .
The outstanding chapel speaker for the fall quarter was Dr. Howard Thurman, chaplain of More-
house and Spellman Colleges in Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. Thurman's eloquent and thought provoking
message was "VVhat is Man?" His closing lines alone called for more thought than one would imagine
in so few words: "What Am I? I know not, but when I am most myself I know that I am the son of
Our most honorable president, W. 1. Hale, was absent from the campus November 17-21, when
he presided over the conference of Land-Grant Presidents, which met in Washington, D. C., in the
department of the interior and Howard University. While absent he also attended the VVhite l-louse
conference on Child Welfare, to which he was invited by President Hoover and commissioned as one of
Tennessee's representatives by Governor Henry Horton.
The third Sunday speakers for October and November respectively were Dr. VV. S. Ellington,
pastor of the First Baptist Church, East Nashville, and the Reverend john Knox, chaplain of Fisk
The events of the fall quarter were brought to a most impressive close by the presentation of a
sacred Christmas cantata by the music departments.
The student body and faculty returned from the Christmas holidays with a greater zest for harder
work and indeed, as has the whole year been marked, the quarter showed a greater and higher per cent.
of scholarship as well as the most cooperative student body of all previous years.
A very successful and enthusiastic basketball season was made more effective by the purchasing
of a school bus, which carried our players to various points in and out of the state. Not only was the
basketball team played up by means of thebus but the various other departments were as well.
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