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LNTRAMURAL league DIVID
ED INTO TWO CONFERENCES
The Intramural Softball League has
been divided into two conferences.
The old eight team league has been
divided into the National, and Ameri
A playoff will be held at the close
of the season between the leaders of
tlie two conferences to determine the
champions of the Intramural Softball
Below is the Softball schedule:
Cooks vs Whits April 23
Hanks vs Sluggers April '25
Sluggers vs Cooks April 27
Whits vs Hanks May I
.\ionks vs Grins April 24
Greys vs Lions April 26
Lions vs Monks April 30
Grins vs Greys May 2
May 3, 4, 5 will be used for make
up days for games called off. May 7
will be CHAMPIONSHIP PLAYOFF
WEEK, with the winner taking the
best three out of five games.
The above schedule was made up
by the head commissioner, Oscar Blak-
ey; National League Commissioner,
Robert Reid; and American League
Commissioner, Darius Brown.
HANKS and GRINS ARE
FAVORITES IN SOFTBALL
The Hanks of Paul Williams and
the Grins of Ephriam Green are fa
vorites to win their League titles. In
the American League, the Grins are
heavy favorites to go all the way with
little opposition. With terrific batting
power and an adequate defensive
team, the Grins can’t miss the play
Over in the National League, it’s
a different story. The slick fielding
Hanks will be hard pressed by the
Cooks, Sluggers, and Whits. Hard
pitching Samuel Billups gives them
the favorite role. Breathing down their
neck will be the Sluggers, Cooks and
Below is my prediction of the stand
ing when the last ball is tossed at the
close of the season:
National League: 1st—Hanks; 2nd—
Sluggers; 3rd—Cooks; 4th—Whits.
American League: 1st—Grins; 2nd—
Lions; 3rd—Greys; 4th—Monks.
In the playoff for the intramural
championship, it will be the Hanks
winning three out of five.
library EXHIBITS FRENCH
Paintings by French children be
tween the ages of 9 and 13 were ex
hibited in the College Library recent
These remarkable paintings have
been produced according to a unique
technique, in that they are known as
collective paintings executed by as
many as 80 boys and girls.
One of the ad\ antages of the col
lective method as explained by the
French instructors is that it enriches
the child’s aesthetic appreciation and
St the same time gives him a lesson
in social education. W'orking in this
Way, the child learns quickly to be
selective in his own expression, to
discipline his ideas and to respect the
efforts of others.
A large number of people from the
tomniunity viewed the exhibition.
Spring is her e, and that means
another red hot softball season has
begun. The boys are ready to go.
and it looks like the best season yet.
Teams were chosen Thursday, April
5, and they have shaped up like a
tight eight team race. If you want to
go along w'ith a winner, you had better
not pick anybody in this league, be
cause anything can happen, and us
Let’s all hope the rainy weather
stays away so we can go out and root
for our favorites. It’s lots of fun.
Oscar Blakley, senior honor student
and president of Beta Zeta Chapter
of Alpha fraternity, will run the soft
ball intramural program, along with
Darius Brown, also senior and honor
student. This is the first time that
students have run the program entirely.
Brown, who is from Wilmington, Dele-
ware, and Blakley, a product of CHf-
ton Forge, Virginia, have both com
pleted their practice teaching.
BAD WEATHER HALTS
Rainy weather, and other conflicts
cut short the first spring drills more
than the Pirates have known in a
number of years. Ending the practice
on March 27, Coach W^hite drilled
his team only five days. Most of the
time was spent experimenting on a
split hne. All of the players seemed
improved from last year.
ELIZABETH CITY DENIED
ENTRANCE INTO CIAA
Failed to get two-thirds majority vote
Elizabeth City State Teachers Col
lege was denied admission to the
CIAA by its failure to get a two-thirds
majority vote from the m ember
Other important highlights were the
resigning of West Virginia State from
the CIAA, and the raising of grid
squads to 40 men.
TEXAS SOUTHERN LOSES
Texas Southern University proved
itself the best second best small col
lege quintet by reaching the finals of
the NAIA, which it lost to McNeese
State College of Lake Charles 60-5.5.
This marked the second time that
Tenn. was in the Kansas meet. Other
tan quintet in the Kansas City meet
were Tenn. State and Central. This
was Tenn. State’s fourth time in the
playoff; Texas Southern’s second, and
Central State’s initial appearance.
McNeese who wanted a guarantee
from the NAIA executive board that
it would not be forced to meet schools
with Negro players inthe tournament
had to play all three. All three ad
vanced beyond the second round, and
to take the title, McNeese had to down
Tenn. State 78-68, in the quarter fin-
nals, and Central State, 87-74 in the
second round before topping Texas
Southern for the title.
Good manners may in Seven words
Forget Yourself and think of Those
It looks as if the Elizabeth City
State Teachers College Pirates w'ill be
playing independent ball this fall.
They are planning to drop out of the
EIAC w'hich they have been domi
nating for years. Their failure to get in
the CIAA will leave them indepen
dent like many other teams in the
If Elizabeth City does drop out of
the EIAC, the Norfolk State Spartans
will be favorites to take the football
title, and heavy favorites to win the
basketball title and tournament.
The Pirates have dropped South
Carolina State and Morristow'n from
their football schedule and have added
two CIAA oponents, Johnson C. Smith
and Virginia Union. St. Paul also was
dropped, and a possible game with
Kentucky State has been mentioned.
These three games would give the
Pirates the toughest schedule they
have ever faced.
1954 saw the Pirates recruit one of
their finest crops of freshmen. If
Coach \\'hite can get men wdth the
ability of Stallings, >forgan, Hemby,
Branch, Moody and W^illiams this fall,
the Pirates will have another great
ALABAMA A. and M. PREPARES
FOR CLA MEETING
NORMAL, ALA.—Historic Alabama
A. and M. College w'ill be the seat
of the sixteenth Annual Convention
of The College Language Association,
the professional organization of lan-
g u a g e specialists in institutions
throughout the South and East,
Ralph H. Lee, registrar of the Ala
bama institution and chairman of the
Host Committee, has announced April
27th and 28th as the meeting dates,
with preliminary committee work
scheduled for April 20th.
The Convention lists a full calendar
of general and special events of inter
est to teachers of English and of the
languages and to the general public.
Presentations by CLA members and
by invited language specialists are
features of the two-day meeting.
The Conference agenda is under the
general supervision of Dr. Crawford
B. Lindsey, head of the Department
of English at Tennessee A. and I.
State University and CLA president.
Mrs. Billie J. T h o m a s, Association
vice-president, who is a faculty asso-
iate at Spelman College, heads the
Founded by Dr. Hugh M. Gloster.
now head of the Communications
Center at Hamption Institute, the Col
lege Language Association is one of
the few professional organizations
open to Southern language teachers
on a non-racial basis.
HOLD FAST YOUR DREAMS
W'ithin your heart
Keep one, still secret spot
W'here dreams may go.
And sheltered so,
Ma\ thrive and grow—
W’here doubt and fear are not.
Oh. keep a place apart
^Vithin your heart,
For httle dreams to go.
Orlando Hill, after one full season
of college football, has shown much
improvement as Quarterback on the
Elizabeth City team. Hill, a graduate
of P. S. Jones High School of Wash
ington, N. C., was also on his high
school’s track and basketball teams.
Hill, w'ho made the Dean’s list the
second quarter, mastered the team like
an e.xperienced veteran diuing the
spring drills. His passing was deadly.
If he continues to improve, he de
finitely will be a star on Pirate teams
of the future.
GRINS WHIP COOK 18-13
First Game Of The Season
The first game of the intramural
softball season saw the “Grins” of
Ephriam Green outslug the “Cooks”
of Raymond W'illiams 18-13 on the
S.T.C. Athletic Field Monday evening
April 9. Ephriam Green who replaced
Irvin Gordy in the second inning was
the winning pitcher. Richard Branch,
who went the route for the “Cooks”,
w'as the loser.
Many errors were made by both
teams, and the slippery grass made
fielding and running difficult. The
“Grins” took the lead early on power
hitting by Ronald Hubbard, Henry
Fields, A1 Baker, and Irvin Gordy.
Raced by the hitting of Bob Moody,
“S k e e” Miller, “Cookie” W'illiams,
“Critic” Hines, and “Dick” Branch,
the “Cooks” bounced back to the lead
in the second frame.
The lead changed hands several
times until the “Grins” opened up
with a big barrage of hits in the top
of the fifth.
Calling the game behind the plate
was Alton Bobbit. On third base call
ing the plays was “Joe Loco” Reed,
and down the line on first was “Whit”
The Commissioner of Softball is
asking that all players and spectators
show sportsmanship on and off the
softball diamond. A few incidents
have arisen to force the Commissioner
to enact a rule which will put any
player out of the game whose conduct
on the playing field does not be}it
a sportsman. Officials are appointed
by the Commissioners with favoritism
Let us all take victory and defeat in
stride and make this the best season
yet, for the Leagues are for every
MASS MEETING FOR WHOM?
If Miss S.T.C. is elected by the stu
dent body in a mass meeting, we,
the Elizabeth City Day Students,
would like to ask these questions: W^io
are those who constitute the mass?
How are they notified as to time, place
and date of meetings?
The meeting to elect Miss S.T.C.
is not only one of which w'e as day
students have not been notified. As
students who are important in the life
of the College, w'e seek information as
to how' this can happen in a demo
cratic institution. Notification on mat
ters that call for majority \-ote and on
matters that should come to the at
tention of the w'hole College Family is
all we ask.