Tennessee State University - Tennessean Yearbook (Nashville, TN)

 - Class of 1931

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D 'ation :WL TJ a true soul of priceless value, a potent spiritual influence radiant with the highest idealism and character MRSA HATTIE E. HALE We most reverently and affectionately dedicate this book. l V 1 V I rs ..,. . ..... .... ...-. .A mf Z 4

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4 F' llllllll l l lllll l 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 God". 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 University. 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. CCOIIUZIZZIFII on Page SJ . fwwwwf fffffffv ' 011111, '71, lg R 5 Xe? :b . Se:- , S, cvacx sznzero yer Bl QT 1 1 . i -rf 1 , 1 QDAQEJ -5-



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