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REGISTRATIOIS THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 1 Echo CLASSES BEGIN FEBRUARY 2 VOLUME 15 — NUMBER 5 DURHAM, N. C., WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 30, 1957 PRICE: FIFTEEN CENTS Soph. Collects $500 From Hobby Reading, her hobby for a number of years, paid off for 19 year old sophomore Gertie Lee Chasten, who won $500 last week in the Readers Oigest Contest. For choosing eight of the ar ticles most likely to be read in a current issue of the magazine, Gertie was awarded the $500 prize. A similar amount was al so given the NCC Scholarship Fund by the Readers Digest. The young co-ed from Chin quapin said this is the first con test she has ever entered and that she tried her luck this tune on the advice of Dean Louise M. Latham. “I am very excited- and thrilled,” she said, when she learned that she had won. Gertie is one of a family of eight children of Mr. and Mrs. John Chasten, a farm couple. Two of her sisters finished A&T College in Greensboro. Proudly displaying her check from the Readers Digest, Gertie said she will use the money to pay her tuition and fees for the second semester; thus, she will be able to relieve her older sis ter, Esther, who has been help ing her with her bills. In the Charity High School of Rose Hill, Gertie Lee was a member of the^ New Home- Co-Ed Week-end Pkns Complete Plans for the eighth annual Coed Weekend to be observed here on February 23-24 have been announced by Miss Vale ria Powe of Cleveland (NC), president of the sponsoring Wo men’s Assembly. Features of the two day ac tivities include morning and afternoon symposia, a charm clinic, and a mammoth Coed supper in the Men’s Gymna sium Sunday night (Feb. 24). “Civic Responsibility: The Price of Civil Rights” will be the theme of the observance. Speakers who have been in vited to speak during the pro gram are Mrs. Dale Phillips, Milwaukee (Wis.) coimcilw o- man; Dr. Jean Noble, assistant dean of students. College of the City of New York; Mrs. Patricia Roberts Harris, executive di rector of Delta Sigma Theta So rority; and Miss Viola Nenn- kins, president of the Washing ton D.C. branch of the Ka- tional Association of Cosme tologists. Miss Lois Stevens, Howard University music major, will be featured as guest artist. An additional feature of this year’s program will be the re turn of several recent presidents of the Women’s Assembly. For mer coeds expected are Mrs. Carolyn Smith Green, Mrs. Jean Morgan Roye, Mrs. Evelyn Holland Mathum, Mrs. Yvonne Scruggs Perry, and Miss Kitty Sneed. Some 600 coeds are expected to participate in the overall planning. Miss Powe, the WA head, is a chemistry major, who, in addi tion to serving as chief WA offi cer is also president of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority and a senior counselor. She is also secretary of the Panhellenic Council. makers of America, treasurer of the sophomore and junior class es, secretary of the senior class, a member of the Student Coun cil, and later assistant secretary of the Coimcil. At NCC she has been active with the Women’s Athletic Association and in the dormitory government prograrn. ^ - Echo Slates 2nd Publication Confab N.C., Ya., S.C. High Schools Invited Many To Attend Science Institute DR. HELEN EDMONDS Prof. Will Tour For State Dept. Once again Dr. Helen G. Ed monds, professor of graduate- history, bids adieu to North Carolina College. She is leaving in early February for Denmark, Sweden, West Germany, and Austria as a representative of the United States in its cultural program in these countries. Arrangements for her trip were made by the State Depart ment, which is sponsoring her as one of America’s “Ambassa dors of Goodwill.” Having visited* Germany as a lecturer in 1954-55, Dr. Ed monds, who speaks German flu ently, is particularly well quali fied for this important State De partment assignment. During her previous stay in Germany, she became immensly popular as a result of the extensive lec tures that she gave on the sub ject of the Negro and American life: these lectures were de livered in German. Dr. Edmonds is l!he author of The Negro and Fusion Politics in North Carolina, published by the University of North Caro lina Press in 1951 and listed in the October, 1956, release from that press among the “One Hundred Outstanding Books about North Carolina.” At pre sent, aside from the memoirs on her stay in Germany, she is working on The Life and Times of Dr. James E. Shepard for which the Carnegie Foundation has given her a special Grant in-Aid. Last summer Dr. Edmonds delivered one of the seconding addresses for Mr. Eisenhower’s nomination at the Republican National Convention in San Francisco and lectured exten sively during the past campaign in support of the Republican ticket. At the invitation of the President and the First Lady, Dr. Ednr.onds was a guest at the White House during the Inau gural celremonies on January 20. Applications for the Summer Institute for High School Teach ers of Mathematics are continu ing to pour in to the office of Dr. W. H. Robinson, it was an-; nounced here last night by Dr. Robinson of the Summer School. The Institute is being support ed by a $57,500 grant to the col lege’s Summer School by the National Science Foundation. Dr. Joseph H. Taylor is Summer School Director. The grant will finance the tu ition and expenses of some 50 high school teachers; however, Dr. Robinson said “considerably more than that” will enroll in the Institute which runs from June 10 until July 20. All in terested teachers of science and mathematics may enroll, he said. And as yet, no scholar ships have been granted. Each person on scholarship will receive a $75 weekly sti pend plus §15 for each depen dent up to four. Tuition and fees, as well as a generous travel allowance, will be paid. A visiting staff of four out standing authorities in each, field will supplement the work work of these NCC professors: Dr. Tomas E. Malone, biology; Dr. Ezra Totten, chemistry; and Dr. Marjorie L. Browne, mathe matics. World Record Hurdler Lee Calhoun set a world indoor record of 8.2 seconds for the 70 yard high’s in the Evening Star Track and field meet last Saturday night. He was co-holder, with, Harrison Dillard, of the old 8.3 record. Calhoun was fol lowed closely by another CIAA star, Elias Gilbert of Winston-Salem TC. At the same meet, NCC’s mile relay with a 3:33 clock ing. Runners were Jim Lane, Vance Robinson, George Presley, and Bob Dobbs ran in that order. Announcements went out last week to high schools in this state, Virginia and South Caro lina of the Second Annual Campus Echo Publication Con ference which will be held here on April 5. All high school pub- lists are invited. Last year’s meeting was atten ded by some 250 high school students and newspaper and yearbook advisers. Echo :^ditor Robert Perry said preparations are being made for “concentrated short courses in yearbook and news paper production with experts^ in each field providing instruc tions.” Perry also said “a wealth of free materials” which deal with publications techniques will be distributed to all dele gates. “The Echo also plans to set up a statewide organization of pub- lists,” Perry continued. The new organization would provide ma chinery for distribution of use ful information to member schools and would offe^ critical service and advice to schools in connection with setting up or improving their newspapers and yearbooks. Ex-Editors Say 'I Do’ In Buffalo Rites By ROTIDE Two former editors of the Campus Echo found their re spective editorial positions so similar that they decided to join them for life. Yvonne “Bonnie” Scruggs and W. Sherman Perry were mar ried on Friday, December 28, in the Lincoln Memorial Church of Buffalo, New York, home of the bride. Perry is a native of Tre- vose. Pa. H. Horner, was followed by a reception in the Church Annex. The bride wore a floor length gown of white delustered satin which featured a full length panel of pearl-embroidered Chantilly lace in front. She carried six eighteen inch American Beauty roses. Her princess style gown was accent ed with lace sleeves and a satin hip-sash which created a bustle behind. Her head piece was an The ceremony, which was Indian style tiara of pearls with performed by the Rev. William a shoulder length veil. W. Sherman Ferry, ’56, and Yvonne Scruggs, ’55, former editors of the CAMPUS ECHO exchanged marital vows in an impressive wedding ceremony in late December. The groom, the father of the bride, and the best man, wore charcbal grey coats, striped! trousers, and white vest. An NCC student, William T. Penn, Rocky Mount, was best man. The couple honeymooned brief ly in North Carolina. “Bonnie” edited the Echo in 1953-54. She crowned a brilli ant undergraduate career by be coming the first NCC student to receive- a Fulbright Award, which she used during a year of study at the Free University of Berlin in Germany. As an xm- dergraduate here, she held vir tually every major office avail able to women. Perry, who edited the Echo in 1954-55, went on to become President of the NCC Student Government Association in 1955 and ‘56, the year of his gradu ation. “Bonnie” finished in 1955 and is now a student in Inter national Relations at Johns Hopkins University. Slate May MA CT Princeton, N.J., January 11: Candidates for admission to medical school in the fall of 1958 are advised to take the Medical College Admission Test in May, it was announced today by Educational Testing Service, which prepares and administers the test for the Association of American Medical Colleges. These tests, required of appli cants by almost every medical college throughout the country, will be given twice during thei current calendar year. Candi dates taking the May test, how ever, will be able to furnish scores to institutions in early fall, when many medical col-* leges begin the selection of theli* (Please turn to page 8) I

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