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State Teachers College News Letter Volume 12 Elizabeth City, N. C„ April, 1952 Numb Student Editors Hear President Truman Addressing the 28th Annual Colum bia Scholastic Press Association Con vention in the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City, President Truman urged the 3,500 student editors and delegates to support his foreign and domestic program. He promised them that if it succeeded they would “live in the most peaceful time the world has ever seen.” In his speech Mr. Truman told the young editors that the only reason he made the long airplane trip from Florida and back again was “because the future of this great republic de pends upon young people like you.” He urged them to return to their schools in 30 states and a few foreign countries and tell the people that in the last 20 years the United States Government has made great progress in protecting the average man. “We have not been ashamed to work for human welfare at home and abroad.” Mr. Truman spoke at the final luncheon for the convention. Mr. Joseph M. Murphy, director of the association, presented some of the in dividual awards for poems and articles appearing in some of the school news- pepers. On behalf of the association, he presented Mr, Truman with aspec- ial certificate of membership and ciation. At the luncheon, it was announced that the next convention would be held March 12 - 14, 1953 at the Columbia University in New York City. The delegates from the Elizabeth City State Teachers College NEWS letter were Joshua Crumm, re tiring member of the Teachers Col lege Division e.xecutive board; Roland V. Bowser, newly elected member of ‘he board, and Mrs. E. C. Mitchell, adviser. Announcement of Scholarships Available at Oslo University Additional scholarship awards are announced by the Oslo committee for study at the University of Oslo from June 21 to August 2, 1952. Various industrial firms in Norway ‘ire offering a limited number of RALPH BUNCHE AWARDS in hon or of Dr. Ralph Bunche, the recipient of the 1950 Nobel Prize. These a- wards will range from $115 to $225 *nd are open to those interested in Norway’s export industries. the NORWEGIAN FEDERAT ION OF LABOR UNIONS is offering two scholarships, worth $225 each, to candidates interested in the Norweg ian labor movement and social pro blems in Norway. Designation of scholarships will be made on the basis of financial need, provided the applicant meets all re- Puirenients for admission. For catalogue of courses, preliinin- ^■'y application material, or any other information, write: Oslo Summer School Admissions Office Olaf College Northfield, Minnesota Dr. ROBERT P. DANIEL Students Challenged by Dr. Daniel “ Founder’s Day is one of the gret- est periods in the history of a school”, said Dr. Robert P. Daniel, pres- dent of Virginia State College in the annual Founder’s Day program honor ing Dr. Peter W. Moore. He urged students to accept the challenge of the atomic age because changes in the future will bring them to new con quests. “Negro students cannot take it easy because as Negroes we have one strike already against us when we come to bat with only two remaining. Courage, intelligence, and everlast ing drive are necessary in order to face the issues of our time.” Concluding, Dr. Daniel said,“There is glory in the past because it contri butes to the present.” Greetings were given by Mr. George Clarke for the student body and Mrs. M. T. Jordan for the alumni. The Life of Dr. Moore was reviewed by Mrs. Idonia Rodgerson. Miss Sarah E. Mackey was the alumni soloist, and special music was given by the college choir. After the program a large number of students, faculty, alumni and friends made a pilgrimage to the grave of the founder. High School Students In Second Annual Green Pastures Contest The second annual “Green Pastures” Contest, sponsored by the Bankers Association or North Carolina, was held at the Elizabeth City State Teachers College on March 19 with a large number of high school students participating. Preliminary contests in three groups were held at ten o’clock, after which the winner of each division contested in the finals at an Assembly held in Moore Auditorium. First place winner was the C. S. Brown High School, Winton; second, Perquimans Training, Winfall; third, Beaufort High, Pan- tego. The winner of first place will re present the Bankers Association at a nation-wide contest to be held in Greensboro, North Carolina, at which time a $300 scholarship prize will be awarded. Rev. S. L. Gandy Speaks at Vespers The Thalia Sorosis Club sponsored the Vesper program for March 23. The speaker for the occasion was the Reverend S. L. Gandy, Director of Religious Services, Virginia State Col lege, Petersburg; Virginia. Using as a subject “On Being In volved in Mankind”, the speaker de livered a very challenging and impres sive address. According to Reverend Gandy, we spend too much time at tending to our individual interests and not enough time helping others. We need to become more aware of these conditions and become a part of them.” Music for the service was rendered by the College Choir. A reception honoring the speaker was held in the Home Management Lounge immsdiately following the program. CHOIR NEWS Founder’s Grandson Honored Garland Watt, North Carolina Col lege senior and grandson of Dr. P. W. Moore, was awarded a General Education Board scholarship of $1, 125 to do further study at Harvard University. The stipend will cover tuition, travel, and certain fees. These scholarships are available to students in many major southern schools. Mr. Watt is the first North Carolina College student to win this award since 1950. He is very active on the campus at Durham, an honor student and president of his class. The program is intended to induce the most able and promising students of the south to further advance their academic careers. What Can Future Teachers of America Contribute to World Peace? COLLEGE IS HOST TO NATIONAL ALUMNI The Seventh Annual meeting of the National Alumni Association was held at the Elizabeth City State Teachers College April 18-19. The theme. An Alumni Program in the Making, was presented through general discussions and four workshops. Outstanding alumni from Negro Colleges through out the United States participated m the two-day session. Mrs. M. L. Turner, state represen tative for North Carolina N.A.A., was one of the official hostesses. Executive Secretary for the Association was Mrs. Rachel Diggs Wilkinson and president Mr. R. W. Hilhard. The college choir is currently on a brief tour cities in North Carolina, in cluding Fayetteville, Winston-Salem, Enfield and Scotland Neck. While on tour the school’s two sis ter institutions will be visited. These are Fayetteville State Teachers Col lege and Winston-Salem State Teach ers College. A return visit will be made by the choir of Winston-Salem on Sunday, April 27. The new repertoire for this year is divided into four groups—choruses from the oratorios, religious music, contemporary style and choruses from the hght operas. The director of the choir, Miss Ev elyn A. Johnson, has recently return ed from two cities in North Carolina where she was critic judge for a high school music festival and an elemen tary glee club festival. Both Miss Johnson and Miss Lambert have work ed very hard this year to make the Elizabeth City State Teachers Choir one of the best singing groups in the country. American youth must look forward to a world in the throes of change, for no matter how much we try to keep our minds on our studies, the news of the world keeps breaking in. If we, as Future Teachers of America, contribute to world-wide peace, we must prepare ourselves from previous experience in the home, school, and church, for we will be responsible for future decisions that will determine world peace. It will be our duty to mold and shape the younger genera tions into future citizens who will look with disgust upon war. As prospective teachers we must take a scientific attitude toward life. We must teach children to do good jobs, to develop social skills in a democratic society, to respect others, and to cooperate with them when there is work to be done. Even as college students, we must be concern ed with the social adjustment of cit izens that we may better teach our youth. There are some who will say there is nothing they can do about the world; that there are forces beyond their control. If, however, they would but look about them, evidence would show that our present generation has been formed in a periid of economic chaos, in time of normal looseness and world-wide social corruptness. Future Teachers, in spite of the condition in which our world now stands, awake! Stand up for a worthy cause and join those who are striving to do everything possible for world peace. You have youth, and you are being well trained. Have faith, pract ice being friendly, cheerful, coopera tive, and unselfish in relationships with people. Get understanding. Work well with whatever you may have, and in so doing. Future Teachers, you will have contributed to the fashion ing of a glorious future. —Lucille J. Mitchell

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