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State Teachers College News Letter
YqI )(]^| Elizabeth City, N. C., October 26, 1951 Number 1
rolLEGE WELCOMES CLASS OF^
To the 1951 Freshmen entering
tlie ever progressing Elizabeth City
State Teachers College, we extend
sincere greetings. You are now be
ginning one of the most exciting and
challenging adventures you will have.
The most frequent mistake that
most young people entering college
make is in thinking that a college is
a great machine grinding out diplo
mas, changing personalities and offer
ing white collar jobs. This is not true.
College is only a tool which you may
use to do something for yourself.
It is the beginning of a school year,
and a full year lies ahead. You hope
to complete it successfully and gain
the most education for the time and
effort expended. Now is the time to
start doing some things for yourself.
Seriously, I suggest that you try to
set up a clear purpose for seeking
a college education. This pur[50S('
may not be easily discovered. It may
be, however, the beginning point of
creative educational experience; your
purpose may never be fixed and sta
tic; it will grow with new exper
iences and insight.
In seeking this college education,
you should develop a plan for the
year. Digging in and passing your
courses is not enough. Securing an
education is not that simple. Y'ou
must be the dynamic element in your
educational process and, therefore',
the important one.
To help you in this direction, you
should learn all that you can about
your own interests, abilities, apti
tudes. and capacities. In further car-
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Youth as Bearers of the Light”
was the theme of the Candlelighting
Serxice held for Freshmen in Moore
Hall on S\mda\ evening, September
The Freshmen, who were introduc
ed by President S. D. ^\Tlliams, en
tered the auditorium carr\ing white
caudles and assembled in front of the
audieuce. ')'he Covmselor, \'elma
W'all, who had taken her place on
the stage was joined by six freshuien
wlio kindled from her large candle
• he flauK's of Awareness, Truth,
Knowledge, Lo\e, Faith and Beant\'.
During the jirograui, Margie Bvn-
den sang "I W'ould Be Trui’Mattie
''leMillau, “M\- l'’aitli Looks Up I'o
I hee; aud Robert Hailes I.om'
That Will Noi Let Me Cio".
As the ser\'i(‘(' closed tlu' l''reshin('ii
left the auditorium bearing ligliled
caudles. IIk- sxuibols ('I ('iluealian cn-
I'shleuint; llic \Mirld
Mr. Morrison Gives
On Friday evening, October 12,
Mr. Scott Morrison presented a
concert in Moore Auditorium. He
fascinated the audience with select
ions on the Harpsicord, which is a
forerunner of the piano. His inipeson-
ations of Handel, Chopin, Listz, De
bussy and Gershwin, whose music he
played, were well accepted. In the
course of his concert, he told the
stories of the different composers and
how the selections he played came to
be composed. Each piece had a very
This is the first protgram of the
Lyceum series to be given at State
In a recent assembly program Coach
Williams advanced the following pro
posals to stimulate interest in intra
1. Form an intra-mural council.
2. Organize competition among
social clubs and organizations.
3. Give individual and group
awards on a point basis.
4. Present an intra-mural award at
the end of the year to the organ
ization having the highest nvmiber
5. Interest students that do not
belong to any club.
This program as outlined should
meet many student needs.
Following the tradition that all
Freshmen be conducted through a
series of Orientation activities, State
Teachers College initiated its Fresh
man program on September 8. Orien
tation began with a warm welcome by
Dean W. P. Jones and a tour of the
campus with seniors as guides.
On Saturday evening at 7:30 in
Moore Hall, Deans Odessa H. Frazier
and Ernest W. Chery were introduced.
They spoke briefly on their duties.
On Sunday morning at ten a devot
ional period held in the aviditorium
emphasized, through discussions by
Miss Elliott, Mr. Lester and Mr. Mar
tin, the religious life of the College.
Promptly at eight o’clock Monday
morning the entire class of Freshmen
were assembled in the auditorium
and divided into three groups, namely,
A, B, and C. One group was given an
English test, another group was shown
through the library and still another
group was taken to the infirmary.
This rotation of activities extended
eventually over a period of three days
and took in Health and Athletic ac-
tiviteies with Coach Housen; Choir
tryouts with Miss Johnson and Miss
Lambert; and talent tryouts with Miss
Gamble, Mr. Postell and Mr. Womack.
Out of these activities new members
were discovered for the choir, band,
basketball, football and baseball team,
dramatic and dance group.
Orientation week of the Freshmen
class of 1951 was concluded by a
solemn and picturesque candlc light
servicc at six-thirty Sunday evening.
This program was under the able
leadership of Mrs. Odessa Frazier and
Mrs. I'xlna MitcTxTI.
Students Advised To
Applications for the December 13,
19.51 and the ,'Vpril 24, 1952 admin
istrations of the ColU'ge Qualifica-
lion T^'st are now available at Selec-
tl\'(' S'r\icc Sx’stoui boards through
out the eouTitr\'.
Eligible students who intend to
take this lest on (-itlier date should
apply at ont'c to the nearest Selective
S'r\ ice local board for an application
and a bulletin of information.
l"olloN\’ing instructions in tiu' bulle
tin, the student should fill out his
aiiplication and mail it iunnediatc’b
in the euAclope jirovided. .Applica
tions for (he ne(’mb('r 13 test nuist
be postnuirked no lat('r than mid
night, Noxeuiber 5, 19,51.
.\eeordiiig to h'dneational T't'Sling
Serxice, whicTi |ireparcs and adunn-
islers till' Oillege Oualilication T’est
for llu' Seleelive Service Sxstein, it
will be urealK' to the sludeni s ;kI
(( 'niiliiini'd on
Elizabeth City State Teachers College
18—Last Day for Registration and Change of Courses
6—Faculty-Students Pre-Opening Conference
8—Registr ation of Freshmen and New Students
11—Registration Students in Attendance 1950-51
30—Fall Quarter Ends
1—Winter Quarter Registration
8—Last Day for Registration and Change of Cotirses
21—Christmas Holidays Begin 4:00 P. M.
,3—Christinas Holidays End 8:00 A. M.
14—Annual Dramatic Contest
1—Winter Quarter Ends
;3—Spring Quarter Registration
8 ]>ast Day for Registration and Change of Courses
10—Easter Holidays Begin 4:00 P. M.
1.5—l]ast('r Hohdays End 8:00 P. M.
17—Annual Higlt School Day
1—Ma\- Da\ Festival Hoiuning Trustees
S--Musical l'\'stival Ilononug Trustees
24—Aiinnal Alumni Da\
20—Senior Class Day
Future Teachers Hear
•"iTie Cireat I’.ssential," was the
subie't (if an asscuibK siici'cTi gixcn
by lie\('rend ,1. E. T'rotuiau of the
Saint Stephen Bai^list Church in l'',li/.-
abclh City, on W'ednesdax. Scptem-
TTic speaker began b\ relating a
storx ol th(' IsratTiles aud Lgxj^tians,
out of whose exp('ricnces grew faith,
the C’Tcat F.sscntial. e arc liv ing in
da\s of great liewildcruK'iit, h' said,
and we need faith in oursclvc's and
in C;od. h'aith is not a mere (Tectivc-
in Ihc school of lib'; il is a re(|nirc-
lirscrciicl 'rrntman also poiiitpcl
out that we ma>- obtain this great
essential b\’ avoiding the old beaten
paths, and living up to IIk' best lli.H
is in IIS
Dean Jones Welcomes
The Class of 1955 I happily and
hop('fully wclconic to the College.
I am happy that so many young peo
ple have elected to secure a college
education and have chosen this seat
of learning. I am hoping that the
n('xt four vears will sec them taking
full advantage of cverv- opportunity
that nui\' contribute to their uiaxi-
nuuu )iossible dev cToiiuient w hile
W'cndiTl P. Jones
Dean ol (he Colleg’
Sujiport \ oiu'