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VOL. I — NO. I
DURHAM, N. C., OCTOBER — 1947
PRICE: TEN CENTS
Students Eulogize President Shepard
Star Athlete Is
William Lafayette, football play-
Campus Mourns With Nation As
Beloved Leader Is Funeralized
By Walter M. Brown
“Good timbor doesn’t grow in ease. The stronger winds, the
tougher trees, The farther sky the greater length. The rougher
ing senior from Farrell^ Pa., -was the greater strengthj In heat and cold, by rain and snows,
elected president of the North Caro-j^® tree or man good timber grows.”
A final and solemiT tribute was
Jina College chapter of the Y. M. C.
A. in the organization’s first meet
ing of the school year Wednesday
night, October 1.
Other officers clected at this initial
meeting were vice president, Thomas
Williams; treasurer, John Turner;
recording secretarj', Elliott Mabry;
corresponding secretary, James T.
Wallace; chaplain, George McKinney;
sergeant-at-arms, Joseph Williams,
and reporter, Wilbur Keaton.
The ‘ Y ” has undertaken a
mammoth yet vital jiroject for the
school year. These men voted that
they would be responsible for a I
system of tutoring among the stu-j
dents who are unable to Keep up in
While all students are welcome to
take part in this individual tutoring,
the “Y” has developed the system
with the intention of aiding athletes
who are necessarily absent from
made to President James E. Shep
ard in an exclusive s;udent servicj
at B. N. Duke Audi.orium, Thurs
day, October 9, at 10 a. m. He pass
ed at his home Monday, October 6
at 6:05 P. M.
Harold Epps led the audience in a
responsive prayer, and James H.
Anderson followed with a scripture
message. Samuel A. Williams, ac
companied by Doris Jackson sang
the ever appropriate, “'Jly Task.”
“The Life and Works of Dr.
.lames E. Shepard, ’ a dramatic
I .".reount of the late cdi.cator’s contri
butions 0 the ■n--. wns uj'.v
' cn by .roli;i V. Turner, i^cd^lcnt of
the student council. , ^
I Materialization of '^r. Shepard’s|
, vision has resulted in a class “ A ” j
There are 298 veterans enrolled at
North (’arolina College, under tli5
provisions of Public liKws 6 and 34G.
Three are former WAC’s.
To help veterans solve their person
al problen's, the guidance center under
the supenision of the Contact Eepre-
sentativc and training officer, renders
valuable service in helping veterans
who seek their aid and assistance.
Business meetings of all veterans
are held twice monthly, so that all
veterans can be informed on import
ant issues affecting them.
Center Chief is James T. Taylor;
Arthur Jackson is training officer.
The c'Oiiccrt by Roland Ilayes,:
tenor, begins tlie North Carolina
CollegiJ concert series for the
1947-48 Rcliool term. His annear-
classes because of participation injanee is scheduled for Wedues-'
athletics. Students with high scholar-; day night, October 15.
■ship averages have already volunteer- !
ed te “adopt” one or more athletes |l^ rri 17'J** •
and serveral instructors have agreed PP® J. O JliCllt
Maroon And Gray
I At a meeting of “interested stu-
1 dents” Tuesday September 30, the
j Maroon and Gray Staff was organ-
j ized. Harold T. Epps was elected ed-
itor-in chief and William Thomas is
the business manager.
At press time both the editor and
the business manager were still at
tempting to complete their staffs
which will be announced in a later is
sue of the Echo.
Editor Epps stated that a schedule
will be announced for the making of
individual and group picures, and
urged all students to cooperate.
Thomas has assigned solicitors to
work in each dormitory and in the
city for the collection of the public
ation fee, and he reports that the
cash has been coming in almost ac
cording to schedule.
See LEAT>Eli, Page Four
and faculty member ha? b?cn giv
en a copy of the October issue of
the campus ECnO regardless of
whether or not the publication?
fee has been paid.
This is perhaps your last issue
unless you get on the ball and pay
up before we go to press again.
The deadline for the next issue is
November 1, and we are planning
to have the printers give us just
enough papers for those who have
paid the fee.
The staff is trying hard to give
you a good newspaper and a re
cord-breaking yearbook. Don’t let
us down. PAY BY NOVEMBER
Faculty members are asked to
join with us in paying the publica
tions fee also, because we are cer
tain they desire copies of both
publications, and it is going to be
necessary for us to have their
photographs in the yearbook. They
may pay in the publicity office.
“No solicitors will call.”
*' • "I
DR. JAl^S EDWARD SHEPARD
Orientation Week Features Parties
Shows, Tours And Tests
Echo Staff Selected
In answe^r to a call for volunteers
a small group of students met Thurs-'
day, September 25 and elected of
ficers for the 1947-1948 volume of
The Campus Echo. Clathan Boss of
Durham and Perry Gilliard of Phi-|
ladelphia. Pa. were elected co-editors.|
iliss Swannie Moore is business man
Other appointments were jjouise
Jackson, feature editor; R. Nathaniel,
Niles, circulation manager; Mildred^
Thornton, typist; Hermenia Fitts, ex-1
change editor and secretary; Elainoj
Moore, sports editor; Margaret Best,!
typist; and J. Stenson, advertising
With the beginning of Fi.s'iman'
Orient.ation Week Tuesday, K^eptem-
ber 16, 412 freshmen and new stu
dents invaded the North Carolina
College campus to take part in a series
of activities designed to acquaint
them with college life and with North
The activities began Tuesday morn
ing with a speech by Dean A. E.
Jlanley who explained the pro2;ram
for the week and presented l>r. ,T. H.
Taylor, head of the history depart
ment. Dr. Taylor then presented stu
dent representatives of the campus
oi'ganizations who gave wor^ls of wel
come to the newcomers.
Later the same day the frosh were
divided into small groups and were
guided tlirough the campus on tours.
See^lENTA TION, Pa^e Four
Another school term is now well underway at North Carolina College, hav- j
ing begun September 19, when 412 freshmen and new students arrived to take |
part in Orientation 'Week. There were parties, shows, entertainments and a few
examinations for the newcomers as they became officially the class of 1951. In
the picture on the left, a few freshmen and others are enjoying the thrilling play
during the North Carolina College-Delaware State football game Saturday, Sep
tember 27. The center picture was made during a faculty-student tea, Septem
ber 19, when Miss Elizabeth White (center), dance instructor, from Richmond,
Virginia, greeted two freshmen students, Ada Branche of Portchester, New York,
and Roy McLeod of Montclair, New Jersey. Perhaps the most talked about
freshmen are the twins shown at the right taking the placement examinations.
They are Myrtle Tee and Bertha Ree Boykins of Parkersburg, North Carolina.
— (Photos by Stanback)