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STATE TEACHERS COLLEGE NEWS LETTER
Published Monthly by
STATE TEACHERS COLLEGE
NEWS PRESS CLUB
Elizabeth City, N. C.
Columbia Scholastic Press Association
Editor-in-Chief Roland V. Bowser
Associate Edditors Myrtle Borden Hill
Doris Flood, Carroll Rodgers
Literary Editors - Queenie Hinton
Amaza Manley, Mary Tillery
Sports Editors _ Joshua Crumm
Society Editor Nina Clay Perry
Art Editor Elsie Miller
Columnists Callie Mouron
Exchange Editors Isaac Battle
Reporters Ophelia Broadnax
Rosa Ebron, Esmeralda Forbes
Audrey Mack, Repsie Warren
Business Manager Herman Horne
Photographer E. W. Cherry
Typists Dolly Best
Adviser E. C. Mitchell
WHAT IS EDUCATION?
Influence of Race as discussed by U.
B. Graves and Clyde King in a recent
book on Public Opinion was interest
ing to me.
The author set up a group of prim
ary and secondary beliefs, one of
which was mentality. As several auth-
ities are quoted, we find expressions
such as these: “When a Negro grows
mustache, his brain stops functioning,”
and “The great physical development
of colored persons takes away from
the mental, while with the whites, the
reverse is true.” They also state that
there is a constitutional character
weakness, and therefore, a consequent
predisposition to sexual crimes. Large
crimes involving deliberation and
planning require more brains than
the Negro possesses.
Another belief, even more ridicul
ous than those just stated was that all
Negroes that show any intelligence
are two-thirds white, or the sons of
United States senators; that the aver
age Negro vote can be bought for a
dollar, and that every educated Negro
has become lazy and criminal. It was
thought that Negroes are all right as
long as they remain in their places
and are submissive and unconscious
of their power.
Through guidance we learn to di
rect information into needed channels.
What shall we think of such as that
given bby Graves and King?
I wonder, after all, what is educa
tion? Who are the educated? Did
these authors receive the foundation
of education? Were they taught that
for every individual there is a differ
ent reaction, due largely to experi
ence? Can the whole be judged by
There is a question in my mind as
to the methods used by the authors
to arrive at such specificity. Is ed
ucation the understanding of himian
—Nina C. Perry
WHAT MAKES OUR
Is It The Location?
Elizabeth City State Teachers College is located on the east
ern suburb of Elizabeth City, the urban center of North Carolina’s
Albemarle region. It is the center of higher education for the inany
counties that make up this area. Within a mile of the campus are
the broad expanses of the Pasquotank River, and thirty-seven miles
due east is the historic section bordering the Atlantic Ocean.
Is It The Facilities?
The Administration Building, Domiitories, Library, Fine Arts
and Physical Education Building, Science Hall, Infirmary, Presi
dent’s manse, and Teachers Cottages—all adequately equipped,
are situated to give the College an attractive appearance. Recent
improvements in the physical plant show that the school is making
phenomenal progress. Planned additions will also strengthen the
pre;ent facilities and add to the beauty of the campus.
Is It The Administration?
Student welfare and a well organized program are the direct
concern of the administration. That the officers have done and
are dcing their job may be seen in the respect they command.
They want every graduate to be mature, responsible and capable
of integrating the many fragments of his college training.
Is It The Faculty?
The faculty is composed of persons holding some of the high
est degrees from several of the major universities and specialized
schools in the country. Every year they bring to the college a
freshness gained from travel and further study.
Is It The Curriculum?
The organized courses of study are sufficient to give to the
student all aspects of teacher training education. The Library,
which is the nerve center of the institution, supplements the
curriculum by offering a wide range of books and other reading
materials m non-related fields that serve to broaden and inte:^rate
the student. ^
Is It The Students?
The Elizabeth City State Teachers College has always been
known for the strong character, leadership, ability, and loyalty
found m its students. In extra-curricula activities they continue
to improve their speech, drama, music, dance, sports, and social
living. 1 he students have constantly maintained the high standard
set forth by the institution.
Do These Qualities Make a School?
THE OTHER SIDE OF HELL
“The Other Side of Hell” by N
Verle McCullough of the Elizabeth
City State Teachers College English
department is great in its own unique
way. Here the author has given a
picture of life with all of its horror
with death and sorrow everywhere
The main characters are Teresa a
woman, and Dree, her husband; Rela
their daughter; Mary, a friend of
Teresa, and John, her husband. There
are also four masked men.
As the first act opens Mary and
John are on their way to see an aunt
who is ill. They meet Teresa and Rela
on a lonely highway going to meet
Dree who has been North to sell his
wares. As they journey on, they meet
four masked men who question Dree.
He answers in a curt and disdainful
“There are no tails
With which to borrow unless I
First Masked Man: He is inclined
Third Masked Man: His body’s the
earth’s and let the devil and heav
en fight for his ungracious soul.
Dree is shot. As Teresa and Rela are
about to flee, Rela is shot also. There
are thunder, lightning, and rain, and
as Dree’s feet are being cut, the third
masked man exclaims:
“No tales a dead man tells—
You take the right;
I’ll take the left.
And I’ll be done afore ye.”
As the curtain falls, Teresa leaves,
dragging Dree’s body.
In the beginning of Act II as Teresa
is seen with Dree’s body, three mask
ed men talk. The second recognizes
Teresa as" she speaks,
“You are like most men on earth
whose vision has been darkened by
their nature—not nature of God and
light. There is no God; there’s only
I on earth, they say.
As the second masked man reads
a passage from the Psalms, Teresa bj-
comes very bitter and leaves, again
dragging the body of Dree.
Mary and John talk of Teresa’s bit
terness as masked men approach.
They hide, but in their excitement are
heard, are ordered out, and question
ed as to where the witch lives. John
tries to answer but is fired upon. Mary
Act three takes place in a miser
able sleeping room between night and
dawn. As Teresa enters and kneels be
side Dree, she hears a voice telling
her to flee, but she then kneels beside
Rela. A knock is herd, and Mary
opens the door to tell her that John is
dead. “I cannot live”, she says, and
then faints. Teresa lifts her to a chair
and goes out. John enters, and Dree
and Rela sit up, but as he leaves tliey
lie down again. ,
Teresa bids Mary to keep Dree and
Rela warm, and although she has
been warned that masked men are
near, she leaves, only to be shot down
as she opens the door. Mary runs to
ward her, but is killed as she falls
over Teresa’s body.
As the play ends laughter, shouts,
fire and shots are heard off-stage.
Masked men enter through doors and