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THE CAMPUS ECHO Vol. 2 NORTH CAROLINA COLLEGE FOR NEGROES, DURHAM, N. C., OCTOBER 25, 1937 Number I N.C.C. Extension Courses For ’37 Off to Good Start Extension Department Has Phenomenal Growth Over Few Years By Ulysses The off campus extension service of the North Carolina College for Negroes for the current year has been definitely and successfully launched and is off to a good start. For many of these groups were or ganized during the month of Septem ber shortly after the schools opened, and the others have been set to work within the last few weeks. All of these extension centers are located in towns and cities, easy of access to the large numbers of urban and rural teachers working in these cities and the surrounding rural com munities. The classes are generally conducted at the local high school of the particular community served, where room, light and heat, in most instances, are furnished gratis. The particular feature of our in stitution’s work, the off-campus ex tension service, has had a most re markable growth and development, almost as phenomenal as that of the institution itself. For it is a far away call from the small groups of teachers that in the beginning gathered at the local college/lite afternoons or nights for work in extension classes, con ducted only at the college to our present setup, covering a dozen or more counties with extension centers in an equal number of places and an enrollment of five hundred or more in-service teachers working in a score or more counties of the state. Only last year a full time instruc tor was placed in charge of this work in the belief that one individual giv ing full time to this service would be able to conduct all the several group centers. But it was soon made evi dent that additional help would be necessary to do what was needed to (Continued on page 3) Alpha Chi Group Greets New-comers *- ROLAND HAYES The Alpha Chi Chapter of the Al pha Kappa Alpha Sorority welcomes those of you who are new to our campus. During the school year we would like to feel that we are put ting something worthwhile into your campus life. In order that you may know us, our roster is composed of the follow ing officers: Basileus—Soror Mayme Spaulding. Anti-Basileus—Soror Florence Green. E. Pistoleus—Soror Juanita Yeates. Grammateus—Soror Dorothy Whit- ted. Dean of Pledges—Soror Pocahon tas Scott. Sponsor—Soror Pauline Newton. Homecoming Game The Home Coming Game this year will be played Saturday, November 6, with Virginia Union University. This will be a great game. Every former student and graduate of the Institution is expected to be present and make this a great reunion. The rallying cry from now until November 6—MEET ME AT THE HOME COMING GAME! Shorthand Lesson Astounds All Comers By Miss Gee Vee Harris If you want to see a class of stu dents which looks as if it is being led to an intellectual slaughter, visit a class room for the presentation of the first lesson in shorthand. One in the group, more precocious than the oth ers, will usually come to the teacher’s desk, or stop her in the aisles, and inform her that he has never studied shorthand before and, therefore, all of his errors or slowness in absorbing the art must be excused by his lack of experience. As a matter of fact, everyone who begins a course in this abbreviated writing, especially the Gregg Sys tem, has been studying some of the rudiments of the subject ever since he learned the script alphabet. It is a system based on curves, circles, and straight lines, and has a slant of about fifteen degrees. The A in Gregg shorthand is identical with the large circle in the longhand letter A. The E, likewise, is a replica of the small circle in the longhand E. Our first consonant is taken from the downward curve in the letter B. The study of shorthand affords an opportunity for all p>oor spellers to conceal their shortcoming, as short- (Continued on ]>age four) Bri-Dra-So Stagers Hold First Meeting and Elect Officers By P. L. Scott The Bri-Dra-So Stagers held their first meeting Tuesday, October S, 1937. Officers for the term, ’37-38, were elected and the projects for the year were outlined by the directress. Miss Katie Kelly. The officers are as follows: President, Walter Ellerbee. Vice-President, Burnett Riddick. Sec.-Treas., Esther Delaney. Business Manager, Milton Grant. Stage Manager, William Stafford. Costume Man., Pocahontas Scott. Property Managers, Leon Greene, Emmett McCullough. Electrician, Charles Graves. Makeup, Esther Delaney. The first major production of the year will be Jerome K. Jerome’s “Passing of the Third Floor Back.” ]\Ir. Alphonse Heningburg has vol unteered his services to the dramatic club and expresses a keen desire to help those especially interested in the mechanical phase of dramatics. The club is happy to welcome Mr. Heningburg and we sincerely feel that his services will be invaluable. At the present time fifty-six stu dents have made applications for membership to the Bri-Dra-So Stag ers. The tryouts will be held Tues day night, October 19. The Bri-Dra-So Stagers have great ambitions and inspirations for this year. Watch us! Dormitories Should Be The Educational Centers of Campus World famous Negro tenor, who will give a recital in the new auditorium December 6, 1937. Roland Hayes Expresses Genius Of His Own Race Europe Amazed at Beauty of Spir ituals as Sung by Leading Tenor The first concert in our new audi torium will be given by that world famous artist Roland Hayes. The ad mission will be $1.00 and $1.50. Send in your reservations early. The reason for the surpassing fame of Roland Hayes is not hard to ex plain. He has not only expressed the particular genius of his race more completely than any other Negro— he has made his voice a more deli cately perfect organ than any snger of any race, and he has probed more truly than any other the inner beauty of the world’s great songs. Through the mirror of his tenderly beautiful voice and his probing sym pathy, the spirituals have found, ac cording to general opinion, their most poignant and complete expression. These songs of stark, disarming emo tion, of touching childlike faith, of vivid word imagery, have taken such a complete hold of Roland Hayes’ audiences that there are often, after the final cadence, several moments of silence before the applause breaks the illusion. Europe, which scarcely knew the spirituals, has been amazed at their unsuspected beauty. One recalls in particular the profound impression they have made in London, and in musical Vienna, which proclaimed them a true discovery. Even to Russia, Roland Hayes carried the songs of his race, and it is a tribute to the universal language of music, that, although having no inkling of what the words might mean, the audiences, likewise of serf- heritage, were evidently deeply moved, and many, coming to the (Continued on page four) Incomes Under $2,000 Buy 60 Per Cent Of All Autos Sophomore Class Settles Down For Best Year Yet Ready To Tackle Any Problem By Joseph Christmas With the suddenness of a summer shower, this year’s Sophomore Class has swept down upon the North Car olina College Campus; full of vip, vim, and vigor; ready to tackle any problem; adjusted to absorb some of the abundant college education. It is no wonder that the class goes to college for education, for there is a lot of it; the Freshmen always bring a little in, and the seniors never take any away. Because such a few old classmates failed to return, because of a cooper ative impact, well-organized execu tive committee, because of an under standing, upright group of class mates, the zealous air of endeavor prevails in each member. As a whole, the class feels that education is to unsettle the minds of the young and to inflame theii' intellects. It is need less to say, therefore, that the Sopho mores stand firm in their convictions of right, that their aim is through truth. With the faithful supervision of its beloved sponsor, Mrs. J. W. Har ris, the Class prospered during all last term in drinking from the ioun- (Continued on page four) Youth Of Today Is No Churchgoer Schoolman Tells Episcopalians Majority Never Attend Church 40% of Mechanical Refrigerators Are Bought by Same Group Frvm the Herald Tribune Bureau WASHINGTON, Oct. 10—Fig ures indicating that about 60 per cent of all automobiles and 40 per cent of the mechanical refrigerators in use in American cities are used by families having incomes of less than $2,000 a year were made public to day by the Department of Commerce. The findings were based on a study of cross-section groups of the families making up the population of fifty cities. The statements ex plained that in each city there were more than two and one-half times as many families with incomes below $2,000 as families with incomes above that amount. ATLANTIC CITY, N. J.—(AP) —Thirty-six of the 49 million young persons in the United States have never set foot inside a church, the Eastern Conference of the Methodist Protestant Church was told Monday. The statement was made by the Rev. Frank E. Gaebelein, headmaster of the Stony Brook School for Boys, Stony Brook, Long Island, N. Y., who said a questionnaire revealed that “of 55,000 youngsters attending certain schools in New York, more than 16,000 never heard of the ten commandments.” Of more than 18,000 students in Virginia, he said 16,000 were unable to name four biblical prophets, 12,- 000 to name the four gospels, and 10,000 to name three of the Christ’s disciples.” Gaebelein cited these reported facts to illustrate his contention that the young people of his country are “spiritually illiterate.” Dean Ruth G. Rush Explains Purpose of Residence Halls and Outlines Plans By Dean Ruth G. Rush It is assumed from the title that we think a dormitory should be an educational center. Anna Pierce in “Deans and Advisers of Women and Girls” gives the following purposes of residence halls: 1. To afford the students a low-cost, model home. 2. To furnish surroundings which will develop and maintain high ideals and a taste for culture and refinement. 3. To overcome the present ten dency in school life to over-em- phasize certain pleasures and amusements and to give too little attention to others of equal or greater value. 4. To utilize every worthy social accomplishment of each student and develop his dormant social abilities. 5. To check the tendency to over stress the fraternity and sorority factor in student life and to cul tivate instead the genuine spirit of democracy. 6. To provide a form of residence where adequate attention com mensurate with its social, and moral health maintenance and where the maximum of help is afforded to check at its inception any departure from perfect health in any of these depart ments. 7. To furnish surroundings for stu dents so free from disturbing in fluences that they will be able to do their best scholastic work at all times. Our students have inherited a tra dition which makes it difficult to se cure an atmosphere conducive to the development of the intellectual. (Continued on page four) Physical Education Adds New Classes Governor Hoey To Speak At Dedicatory Exercises Our beautiful new auditorium, dormitory, library and six cottages will be dedicated Sunday, December 5, at 3:00 P. M. The dedicatory address will be delivered by Governor Clyde R. Hoey. Every graduate and friend of the Institution is invited to hear the address and to witness the wonder ful expansion at North Carolina Col lege. Schedule Includes Tumbling and Apparatus The Physical Education depart ment offers something new—two classes in tumbling and apparatus. The instructor has set forth nearly one hundred individual activities in volving work on all apparatus. Over a third of these events must be ac complished by each student. A point system is in use and all men who ex pect to receive a grade of C must earn at least 490 points out of a possible 1470. 890 points must be earned for a grade of A. At the end of the second quarter three medals signifying gymnastic ability and in dividual achievement will be given to the individuals having the greatest number of points. At present the leaders are George Logan, Edward Norris and James Newton, each hav ing 120 points. Despite the novelty of the work and despite the likelihood of falls and shake-ups the effort and interest shown by those enrolled promises keen competition and a realization of the class’ objectives. McLendon, Instructor.