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A. & T. College State Teachers College News Letter Volume 12 Elizabeth City, N. C., January, 1952 Number 3 AACTE Committee Visits Here College Heads Receive Warm Welcome 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 ind placement. 3. Preparation of faculty. 4. Teaching load of faculty. 0. Curriculum - instructional pat terns. 6. Professional laboratory exper iences. '■ 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 Heath”. 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. —Evelyn Hodges. 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 of Progress.” 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. faculty BRIEFS ^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 Arts, 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 competing employers. 3. “In many jobs in both business and government a college degree has become an absolute must for any consideration whatsoever. 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 dance. North Carolina Welfare Program Outlined by Consultant 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 leged children. 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 sponsibilities. “Glass Blower” Performs Rev. J. E. Trotman Is Beta Alphas Vesper Speaker 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 formance. Senior Art Society Presents Dance 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 Telegram. “Lightness, lilt and laughter”—N.Y. Herald Tribune. “Beautiful and exciting move ment.”—Richmond Times- Dispatch.