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Friday, November 30, 1950
STATE TEACHERS COLLEGE NEWS LETTER
For 1950 - 51
Lest ye forget, or if you have never
known, we are presenting to you the
officers of the various organizations on
our college campus for the school ses
sion of 1950-51. They are as follows:
College Choir: President, Nellie
Drew; Vice-President, Arthur Perry;
Secretary, Phyllis U. Harrison; Assis-
lant Secretary, Thomasine Burke;
Treasurer, Phillip Mackey; Director,
Vliss E. A. Johnson; Pianist, Miss E.
Be Natural Club: President, Thoma
sine Burke; Vice-President, Phyllis U.
Harrison, Secretary, Lois Rainey; As
sistant Secretary, Ernestine Cordon;
Treasurer, Pauline Janies; Adviser,
Miss E. A. Johnson.
Beta Alpha Club: President, Walter
R. Underwood; Secretary-Treasurer,
Sterling Perry; Sergeant - at - Arms,
News Letter Staff: Editor-in-Chief,
Carroll Rodgers, Associate Editors,
Nellie Drew; Luther Trotter; Literary
Editor, Velma Wall; Sports Editor,
Joshua Crumm; Society Editor, Alber
ta James; Art Editor, Edith George;
Exchange Editor, Isaac Battle; Colum
nist, Myrtle Borden, Typist, Herman
Horne; Photographer, Rufus Under
wood; Reporters, Doris Flood, George
Clarke, Winnie, Durante, Evelyn R.
HoJges; Adviser, Mrs. E. C. Mitchell.
Band; President, Bennie Williams;
Vice-President, Helen Beaseley; Sec
retary, Nancy Gary; Assistant Secre
tary, Geraldine Ealey; Treasurer, Dor-
o':liy Page; Sergeant-at-Arms, William
J fferson, James Wilkes; Librarian, |
Lois Raniey; Chaplain, Harry Lancas- '
ter; Student Director, William Bon-
ey; Directo", Mr. H. Leon Prather.
Si ma Delta Omega; President, Ma
mie I. Martin; Vice-President, Virginia
Lawh; Secretary, Mattie Causer; As
sistant Secretary, Alice Hale; Treasur
er Mildred Simpson.
Future Teachers of America: Presi
dent, Nellie Drew; Vice-President,
Vehna Wall; Secretary, Lois Rainey;
Treasurer, Helen Beasley; Historian,
Eva Ridick; Parliamentarian, Thomas
White: Librarian, Olivia Gardner;
Song Leader, Undine Harrison; Spon
sor. Mr. T. S. Jackson.
Y. M. C. A.: President, Bennie Wil
liams; Vice-President, Isaac Battle;
Secretary, William Boney; Treasurer,
Sterling Perry; Adviser, Mr. W. J.
Y. W. C. A.; Vice-President, Lois
Rainey; Secretary, Roxie Lowe, Treas
urer. Mildred Saunders.
Thaha So"Osis: President, Nellie
Drew; Vice-President, Alberta James;
Secretary, Louise Hawkins; Treasurer,
U.hers Guild: President, John ack-
fon; Vice-President, Frances Powell;
Secretary, Mary V. Rawls; Assistant
Secretary, Shirley Patterson; Treasur
er. Robert Hailes.
Dramatic Club; President, Luther
Trotter, Vice-President, Bennie Wil
liams; Secretary-Treasurer; Eula As
kew; Sergeant-at-Arms, Charlie
Enoch; Business Manager, Sterling
Perry; Adviser, Mrs. J. M. Hoffler.
Seniors: President, Sterling Perry;
N'ice-President, Nellie Drew; Secre
tary, Helen Beasley; Treasurer,
Juniors: President, Bennie Williams;
Vice-President, Bessie Wood; Secre
tary, Doris Boyd; Treasurer, Ernestme
Gala Homecoming Enjoyed at S.T.C.
Elizabeth Peterson (center) a Senior from Newsoms, Virginia was chosen “MISS MOME-
COMING”. Her attendants are: left, Emma Fasion and right, Myrtle Borden
what is wrong with each of these
1. It seems funny that he has not
returned back home.
2. Give ni2 a larger size dress, and
I will look it over.
3. Won’t you try and do the work
4. My wife thinks like I do about
living in healthy climates.
5. Whereabouts does the man Uve?
6. I claim that he is right, and I
think that he is awfully clever.
What are the correct pronunciations
for these words?
5. Confidant (noun)
Which six words in the following
group are misspelled?
1. Assured, accured, referable, min
isterial, miraculous, minature, mis-
chie\ous, indiscriminate, indissoluble,
mdispensible, promenade, promenent,
promissory, p'omiscous, acetylene,
icOListic, compiliation, competent, con
1. It seems odd that he hasn’t re
2. Give m? a larger-sized dress, and
I shall examine it.
3. \\'on't you try to do the work
4. My wife thinks as 1 do about liv
ing in healthful climates.
5. W'here does the man live?
6. I maintain that he is right, and
i think he is very cle\ er.
1. Despicable—Accent the first syl
2. Desperado—Preferred pronunci
ation of the “a” is “a” as in aid; ac
cent the third syllable.
3. Mahgn—Pronounce the “i” long
as in ice.
4. Leisure—Pronounce as “le-zher”.
Attracts The Eye — but—
Y'ou can be pretty as a picture
smart as a w'hip and good as gold—
and still lack chann. Some people are
born with a sensitivity to other peo
ple’s tastes and feelings, which makes
them just naturally charming. Others
have to acquire this characteristic.
This takes time and doings and the
effort should never, never be obvious,
or you are apt to be suspected of be
ing more interested in your charm
build up than in the comfort and hap
piness of your companions.
To cultivate charm there are seve
ral “nuists”; among them are:
1. Evaluate your own charm. So of
ten \ou o/crlook in yourself those
traits which annoy you in someone
el;e. Ask yourself, after listening to
Miss X talk about Miss Y: How many
of these things am 1 guilty of? Wliat
assets do I have that are worth de
veloping? What are m;.’ liabilities that
should be toned down?
2. Always remember, you never get
anywhere trying to look, dress, or be
something you’re not. People are not
a bit fooled by the girl who tries to
be too sophisticated anymore than by
the older woman who goes on acting
as if .she were still a cunning httle
kitten, or the girl wlio is forever
apologizing for faults she lierself does
not think she has.
3. There's a difference between be
ing admired, being noticed and being
conspicuous. One way to avoid being
conspicuous (the opposite sex dislikes
being seen with companions in that
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5. Confidant — A noun “kon-fi-
dant”; accent the third syllable.
6. Onerous—Initial “o ” as in on;
accent first syllable.
Occurred, miniature, indispensable,
prominent, promiscuous, compilation.
Plans For Selection of
A meeting of class advisors and
class officers brought about many
changes in the selection of “Miss
Homecoming” for Elizabeth City
State Teachers College.
The following recommendations
were made by this committee and
approved by the administration:
1. The Freshman class would not
have representative candidates
because they cannot participate
in campus organizational activi
ties until the third quarter of tlie
2. The Sophomore, Junior and Se
nior Classes would select two
candidates each who would be
presented to the student body
and later voted upon, with the
three receiving the highest num
ber of votes being chosen and
voted upon at a later date.
3. The candidate recei\ing the
highest number of votes at the
last election held would be pro
claimed “Miss Homecoming"
and the runner-ups. her atten
4. Any candidate selected from the
various classes must possess the
following qualifications: Poise,
dignify, personality, charm. She
must ha\e maintained at least a
1.5 average in her studies.
On Thur.sday, November 9, 19.50,
Misses Elizabeth Peterson, Emma Fai
son and Myrtle Borden were voted
upon. Having won the first round,
they were aspiring to reign on Nov
ember 18, as Miss S.T.C.
After the votes had been counted.
Miss Elizabeth Peterson, a senior, had
w'on the coveted honor. Hat off! Miss
Peterson, here’s hoping you wear
vour crow'n in arrogant splendor.