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State Teachers College News Letter Tt STC President Heads NCTA Elizabeth City, N. C., April, 1956 Number 4 PRESIDENT S. D. WILLIAMS ELECTED AT 75th ANNUAL MEETING Dr. S, D. Williams, president of the Elizabeth City State Teachers College was elected president of the North Carolina Teachers Association at the ~5th Annual Meeting held recently in Raleigh, North Carolina. For several years Dr. Williams has been identified with educational act ivities in the state of North Carolina. Before coming to Elizabeth City, he was an instructor at Johnson C. Smith I University, Charlotte, N. C. For twenty-five years he has been associat ed with tile Elizabeth City State Tea chers College, serving as Dean and President respectively. In addition, he served for a number of years as Presi dent of the North Carolina Congress of Parents and Teachers. He is now Vice-Chairman of the Hammocks Beach Project. All past presidents were honored in a general session during the 1956 or Diamond Jubilee” meeting. On hand to receive the plaudits of current mem bers were past presidents: O. R. Pope, Philadephia, formerly of Rocky Mount; J- W. Seabrook, Fayetteville; J. A. Tarpley, Creensboro; H. V. Brown, Goldsboro; A. H. Anderson, Winston- Salem; and C. L. Blake, Charlotte. —Twine CALENDAR OF ACTIVITIES April 20—Lampodas Club—Sock Hop April 27—Veteran’s Annual Semi-For- mal Ball May 2—Faculty Annual Scholarship Card Tournament May 4—Junior-Senior Prom May 18-^F.T.A. Variety Party April 28—Dance—\ 'irginia Collegians LEONARD TERRELL IS PALM SUNDAY SPEAKER The Thalis Sorosis Club sponsored the annual Palm Sunday services on March 25. Guest speaker was the Rev erend Leonard Terrell, Director of Re ligious Activities, Virginia State Col lege, Petersburg, Virginia. In a calm but effective mamier, Rev- Terrell held his audience spellbound as he discussed the extraordinary abil ity of Mary, the sister of Martha, and her divine love for Christ. He stressed the importance of the development of an “outgoing personality” and urged his listeners to concentrate upon this. Throughout the address, he spoke of the need for love of natural beauty. Music was rendered by the College Choir. An informal reception honoring Dr. Terrell was given by tiie Thalis Soro sis Club inmiediately following the program. —Leathers Iris Thompson Has Winning Essay Iris L. Thompson has received re cognition for her essay Why I Want To Be A Teacher which appeared in the Education issue of the Journal and Guide for March 17. The popular senior is a graduate of the Rosenwald High School of Fairmont, North Carolina. Since her enrollment at the Ehzabeth City State Teachers College in 1952, she has maintained a “B” average and has been active in several campus organ izations, including the Sigma Rho Sigma, honorary social studies club, the Dormitory Council, Student Coun cil, and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. PLAYERS, INCORPORATED PRESENT “KING LEAR” A large audience was highly en tertained on March 10 when the Play ers, Incorporated presented S h a k e- spears’s great drama of filial ingrati tude, “King Lear”. Feeling of pity, disgust, sympathy and excitement ran high as the aud ience sat in rapt attention throughout the performance. Lear, seeking to dis cover the truth concerning his daught ers, his shattered hopes, his madness— all contributed toward a most unusual development of a profound tragedy. The play w'as a good one, and the acting w'as superb. —Exum ANNUAL COLLEGE DAY HELD The Annual College Day of the Elizabeth City State Teachers College was held on March 29. Members of the Senior Class conducted the affairs of the College throughout the day. The climax of events came with a Coronation Ball in the College Gym nasium at eight o’clock. The program which began during the Assembly hour was directed by Yvonne Bland, president of the Senior Class. Introductory remarks were made by President S. D. Williams, and Dean George L. Davis presented the seniors who were given the loyalty oath. Sen ior officers were then presented. After a rearrangement of Assembly seating, Yvonne Bland made remarks. Her well-chosen subject “Are We Pre pared” emphasized preparation for good citizenship in a democratic soc iety. She spoke on the importance of standards, stressing the fact that student standards now will deteraiine success tomorrow; also that in order to be successful teachers on the job, we should set good standards. In clos ing Miss Bland said that the future citizens will be our pride, not our pro blems, if all of us can command re- (See COLLEGE DAY page two) NEWSLETTER STAFF REPRESENTED AT CSPA Richard Branch and Alelia Koonce attended the Columbia Scholastic Press Conference held at Columbia Univer sity, New York, March 15-17. Among the interesting events of the Conference that inspired the dede gates were the display of elementary, high school and College newspapers held in the rotunda of the Low Lib rary of Columbia University; sessions of the Teachers College Division feat uring discussions on editorial page layout, censorship, arousing interest in newspaper work, photography; and a tour of the New York Times Build ing. The dedegates listened to speeches by professional journalists and out standing members of the school pub lication field. Among them were Frank E. Greene, Department of English, Rhode Island College of Education, Providence, Rhode Island; Dr. Ben jamin Fine, Education Editor, The New York Times; and E. Clifton Dan iels, Assistant Bureau Chief, London. Alelia Koonce was named as a North Carolina representative to the Executive Board of the Teachers Col lege Division for the year 1956-57. The group was accompanied by the adviser of the Newsletter Staff, Mrs. E. H. Mitchell, and Mr. Kenneth R. Jeffries. —Alelia Koonce College Host To High School Seniors Many high school seniors of Eastern North Carolina were entertained on April 12 at the Elizabeth City State Teachers College. Registration began at 10;30 A.M. in Moore Hall. Greetings at the opening session were extended by President S. D. Williams, Dean G. L. Davis, and Dean T. L. Caldwell. Seniors accompanied by guides toured the campus, visited classes, and listened to college students dis cuss the College program and the role of the elementary school teacher. Visits were also made to the Training School where students were engaged in cadet teaching After lunch, which was served in the College Dining Hall at 12:30, students attended various workshops. The program for the day ended with a social in the Gymnasium at which time the College Dance Band performed. —Mary Spruill NORFOLK DIVISION OF V. S. C. PRESENTS “THE NINTH GUEST” The Richard B. Harrison Dramatic Club of the Norfolk Division of Vir ginia State College presented the pop ular play, “The Ninth Guest”, by Owen Davis at the College on March 26. The play was a mystery drama by Owen Davis, fovmded on the novel of Given Bristow and Bruce Manning. The story revolved around an unusual party in a penthouse, atop an office building 15 stories above the ground. To this penthouse eight people were invited. It was a decidely peculiar party. These eight people suddenly found themselves locked in the penthouse with no means of escape, while they were compelled to await the arrival of the ninth guest who came in the form of hideous death. Mystery piled on mystery, and thrill followed thrill be fore the solution of all the weired events that came in such rapid suc cession. STUDENTS HEAR DR. GRADY D. DAVIS Students were highly inspired and overjoyed by the remarks made by Dr. Grady D. Davis, Dean of Religion, Shaw University, on Monday, March 19. In a very humorous yet scholarly manner. Dr. Davis aroused the think ing of his audience as he contemplated upon the necessity of trained men and women in Christian Education. He said that the college sets the tone for the entire university, and that it is (See DAVIS page two)

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