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A. & T. College
State Teachers College News Letter
Elizabeth City, N. C., January, 1952
AACTE Committee Visits Here
College Heads Receive
Dr. W. E. Henry, President, State
Teachers College at Bowie, Maryland,
and Dr. W, F, O’Donnell, President, |
Eastern Kentucky State College at
Richmond, Kentucky, represented The
American Association of Colleges for
Teacher Education in an evaluation
program which was held here Janu
ary 21-23. The primary purpose of the
AACTE is to aid in the improvement
of programs for the education of
teachers of American schools largely
by means of an exchange of ideas
about successful practice.
In trying to carry out this purpose,
the visitation committee concerned it-
t self largely with the following aspects
of program of the college.
1. Definition, objectives, and or
ganization of the College.
2. Admission, selection, guidance
3. Preparation of faculty.
4. Teaching load of faculty.
0. Curriculum - instructional pat
6. Professional laboratory exper
'■ The college library.
The committee held conferences
"'ith administrative officers, faculty
committees, a student group made up
of Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors.
They visited classes of the college and
observed student teachers at work in
Ae Training School.
A VISION OF PROGRESS
“FOUR ON A HEATH”
Under the direction of Mrs. E. W.
Postell, the dramatic club presented
on Monday morning, January 26, a
one-act fantasy entitled “Four on a
The characters were: He on the
Right, James M. Hoggard; He in the
Center, James Wilkes; He on the
Left, Lonnie Davis and the Fourth,
WilHam L. Jefferson. These young
men had not before displayed their
various dramatic abilities, and it was
interesting, as well as exciting, to dis
cover that we had so much hidden
talent lurking under the surface.
“Four on a Heath” was about three
highwaymen who had been
hung for their exploitation of defense
less people on the various highways.
As their corpses dangled, they remi-
nised over the happy events of by
gone days. A foundHng baby discov
ered by the roadside had been adopt
ed and brought up as their own. They
wished as they hung, that he would
return to them.
At the end, the lad does come, al
though he is wounded and has only
enough strength to greet his old
friends before he falls dead at their
feet. The play ended by denoting
that the highwaymen had secured a
sense of satisfaction, because they
had proved themselves as true friends.
Foster-Fitz-Simons, the professor at
the University of North Carolina,
wrote the play, and its first produc
tion was in the Playmakers Theatre
at Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
PERSONALITY OF THE MONTH
On Wednesday, January 23,
J. M. Poitell of the English de
partment brought to the faculty and
student body a talk on “The Vision
Up pointed out this vision of pro
gress as it has been manifested in ex
pansion which is a sign of progress.
Postell cited three vvays in which
pansion has been treated, namely,
through civilization, integration of
frontiers, and progress of ideals.
in conclusion, he advised us to re-
sj^amme our means of expansion to
if they are desirable and in keep-
with a vision of j)rogress.
Rosa L. Ebron.
^hs. Justina T. Henderson, libra-
nan, is scheduled for a leave of ab-
ssnce to do further study at Catholic
University, Washington, D. C. She
plans to enter the second semester,
February 1, 19.52.
^liss Gertrude B. Prater of the De
partment of Social Studies is attend-
the Reading Clinic at Temple Un
iversity, Philadelphia. Miss Prater ex
pects to return with up-to-date ma
terials for her classes in Language
Federal Government Interested
In College Graduates
Commenting-on the increased de
mand on the part of the federal gov
ernment for college graduates. Dr
Adrian Rondileau, dean of Liberal
Arts at Pace College, recently declar
ed “Several things must be borne in
mind in interpreting this trend for our
federal government to seek personnel
from among college graduates.
L “Interest on the part of the ted-
eral government is matched by greater
interest on the part of local govern
ment service and especially on the
part of private business. In a time of
industrial and commercial boom, the
search for college young men ana
women whose training is broad a'ld
thorough is conducted by various
3. “In many jobs in both business
and government a college degree has
become an absolute must for any
4. “In many other positions, both
in business and government, a college
degree is a vitally important factor,
both in original consideration by a
government or business agency, an
also in considering possible advance-
(See Federal Government, page 5)
High scholarship and popularity on
the campus have made Mary Albrit
ton the outstanding personality of the
m.mth. The present assistant to the
dean of women is also popular in
club affairs and has done excellent
work in Freshmen Orientation pro
grams. She is consistently on the
Dean’s Honor List and is president of
the Sigma Rho Sigma Honorary So
cial Studies Club.
KEYNOTE SPEECH IS
DELIVERED BY DEAN
Dean Wendell P. Jones delivered
the keynote address at the Mid-Year
Study Conference held recently at the
George W. Carver School in Newport
News, Virginia. The conference is
held under the auspices of the teach
ers of Warwick and York Counties.
The theme of the conference was
“Promoting Student Growth Through
Social Experiences.” Dean Jones re
ports that Dr. Ernest O. Melby, Dean
of the School of Education at New
York University was also in atten
North Carolina Welfare
Program Outlined by
The development and organization
of the Public Welfare program of
North Carolina was recently discuss
ed in an assembly here by Mr. John
R. Larkins, consultant, North Carolina
Board of Public Welfare.
Speaking on many subjects within
his area, Mr. Larkins gave the au
dience a view of welfare work as it
affects people of all age levels. Con
cerned with juvenile delinquency, he
took a great deal of his time to dis
cuss the predicament of underprivi
According to Mr. Larkins, services
that are rendered by the county de
partments of public welfare in this
state range from mental testing to aid
for the needy aged.
The speaker told of the many open
ings in the field of social work and
said that there are many opportuni
ties for those ready to assume the re
“Glass Blower” Performs
Rev. J. E. Trotman Is
Beta Alphas Vesper
Outstanding in the field of religious
education in Elizabeth City is Reve
rend J. E. Trotman who was guest
speaker at a recent Vesper Service
sponsored by the Beta Alpha Club.
An attentive audience listened as he
spoke on “Preparation”, emphasizing,
“He who was prepared entered the
gate, and to him who was not pre
pared the gate was closed.” As he
continued he stressed the fact that he
who was prepared received the ever
lasting light, while he who was not
prepared ran out of oil.
Devotions were led by Thomas
Roberts while Roy Gerald, president,
was the pre.siding officer.
The audience was quite astonished
over the wonderful performances of
the “Glass Blower” that was here on
January 25. As he worked he gave
us the history of glass. We were am
azed at the many things that could
be done with glass.
Mr. Ralph Melville made several
little objects that were quite facinat-
ing to us. These included a ship, a
swan, and a candle vase. He showed
us a very beautiful piece of cloth
that was made from glass.
All who attended this program en
joyed it, and gained a great deal of
knowledge about glass.
Many interesting questions were
asked by the members of th& audience
after Mr. Melville finished his per
Senior Art Society
On Monday night, February 4, the
Senior Art Society will present the
brilliant dancer and audacious satirist,
Lillian Moore. Miss Moore has been
acclaimed by many of the nation s
critics for being exceptionally talent
ed. The Concert will begin at 8:15
P.M. in Moore Auditorium.
“Hilarious”. — Worcester Sunday
“Lightness, lilt and laughter”—N.Y.
“Beautiful and exciting move
ment.”—Richmond Times- Dispatch.