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WELCOME, ALUMNI CamP^^ Echo WELCOME, ALUMNI VOLUME XVI — NUMBER II DURHAM, N. C., THURSDAY, OCT. 31, 1957 PRICE: 20 CENTS College Expects 5,000 Alumni For Homecoming By PERRY R. LEAZER Some five thousand alumni are expected to return to Durham Saturday for their Homecoming visit to NCC. Highlighting the Homecoming Activities is the football game between the NCC Eagles and the Bears of Shaw University. Game time is 2 p. m. on O’Kelly Field. In honor of the occasion, the college, together with the Dur ham Business and Professional Chain and the Durham populace have joined forces in an effort to make the 1957 Homecoming a memorable one. The Chain is currently celebrating Trade Week, in conjunction with NCC’s homecoming. (The Alumni have set up a central office in the Men’s Gym nasium on the first floor?. Deputy Grand Marshall Robert Stevens and his aides have been planning Saturday’s activity for over a month, and the prospects are for the best in the college’s history. In addition to the game and parade, which throws the spot light on “Miss Homecoming” attractive Barbara Overton, Eden- ton sophomore, numerous other functions designed to appeal to alumni and students have been planned. Pep rallies have been led by the various classes all week and on tomorrow the “funeral of the Bears” will be held. Rites will be solemly conducted in B. N. Duke Auditorium. Also, the annual Bon Fire and pep rally are to be staged Friday night. Floats for the parade will be assembled at the Durham Athletic Park at 9 a. m. and the parade will be led to O’Kelly Field, scene of the grid clash, beginning at 11:00. There will be a Homecoming Dance for Alumni, students and faculty members in the Women’s Gym Saturday night from 8-12, and the Annual Homecoming Alumni Dance at W. D. Hill com munity Recreation Center on Fayetteville Street beginning at 9 o’clock. The parade, which will feature floats from local business estab lishments and those representing campus organizations, will pro ceed down Morris Street to Main, east on Main down Roxboro, south on Roxboro to Pettigrew, east on Pettigrew to Fayetteville Street, and will enter the Athletic Field at the entrance opposite Lawson Street. j High Scy@ls J^in iwat Press Group Hilda - ^^MISS ISCC” Warrenton Co-ed Crowned In a regal ceremony staged in B. N. Duke Audi torium on October 18, Hilda Harris, Warrenton sen ior co-ed was crowned “Miss NCC.” Hilda is the fourth woman in the school’s history to be so honored. Preceding Hilda as the college’s official elected representative are Delphine Webber, Arnee Dupree, and Shirley Williams. - . - A voice major, Hilda is a member of the North Carolina College Choir, W.A.A., the Stu dent Government, and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority. She also serves as a senior counselor and Senior-at-Large of the Steering Committee of the Women’s Stu dent Government. Attendants to Miss NCC were Rhoda Plummer, Margaret An derson, Roberta Hodge, Jean Stone, Verdell Tedder, Doris Brown, and Gloria Humphrey. Hilda is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles F. Harris of Warrenton, North Carolina. Membership applications for high schools in the Carolinas and Virginia started coming in last week to the office of South eastern Scholastic Publications Association, a group being spear headed among high schools by the Campus Echo. SSPA received its initial kick- off at the Echo Publications Con ference last April and was or ganized by a volunteer group of high school advisers in June. Mrs. Ruth Tillman, assistant adviser to the Panther, news- Dr. Mays Is Founder's Day Speaker Dr. Benjamin Mays, president of Morehouse College, Atlanta, Ga., and one of the nation’s out standing Baptist clergymen, will deliver the 10th Founder’s Day address here Monday, Novemben 4, at 11 a.m. Students ahd alumni will join in memorializing the late Dr. James E. Shepard, who founded NCC in 1910 and served as presi dent until his death in 1941. Traditional graveside rites at Beechwood Cemetery after the speech and the annual meeting of the Shepard Memorial Foun dation at 4 p.m. in Room 104 of the Administration Building are other features of the day. Founder’s guests and visiting dignitaries will be entertained at the annual president’s luncheon given by Dr. and Mrs. Alfonso Elder. Dr. Mays is an honor graduate of Bates College. He received his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Chicago. He has been granted some eight honorary degrees from some of the leading colleges in the U.S. Prior to becoming president of Morehouse College on July 1, 1940, Dr. Mays served as dean of the School of Religion at How ard University. Dr. Mays has published fivei books .including “The Negro’s God”, “Seeking to be Christian (Continued on Page 3) DR. MAYS paper at Person County High School in Roxboro, was elected president of the association. Mrs. M. T. Lakin of Hillside, Durham, was elected secretary; Mr. George Thorne, NCC, treasurer; and Mrs. Evelyn H. Monk and Mrs. Virginia Hart, Robert L. Vann High School, Ahoskie, and Mrs. Inez B. Evans, Central High School, Whiteville, regional di rectors. H. G. Dawson, Echo adviser, was named executive secretary, and with C. R. Stanback, local businessman, he will edit PRESSTIME, official journal. At a meeting two weeks ago in SSPA headquarters on the second floor of the James E. Shepard Library, the association was divided into five districts along the lines of the North, Carolina Teachers Association. In addition to the original planners, Mrs. A. B. Cobb, Mer- rick-Moore High School, Dur ham; Mrs. John Davis, West Charlotte High; Miss L. M. Jones, Mary Potter High School, Oxford; and R. E. Stewart, Dur ham Business School, worked on the constitution and projected plans for the organization and for the publications conference to be held next April. Membership in SSPA is open to all secondary and junior high schools which have or are plan ning to publish either newspa pers or yearbooks. The organization is designed to assist publications advisers and students to improve their publications and to help organize newspapers and yearbooks where none now exist. It has an elaborate plan of services, in cluding a publication, access to a materials and information center at NCC, a critical service for newspapers and yearbooks, as sistance in organizing and im proving newspapers and year books, and a voluntary awards program. Membership fee is $5.00 per school annually. The membership fee entitles both advisers and students who work on the high school news- organ staff to membership in the association and to wear the offi cial badge. It also makes the member eligible to receive, ser- (Continued on Page 3) “Bafe” — “Miss Homecoming” Bab Overton Reigns Today Charming Barbara Overton, Edenton sopho more, will reign Saturday as “Miss NCC Home coming.” Bab won the title over Zenobia Newton, Wil mington junior, and Ruth Pierson, Philadelphia senior, in a campus-wide election last week. The three candidates were previous ly chosen by the Letterman’s^ Club, an organiza‘iIKi-“'jr' athletes. “Miss Homecoming of 1957” is third in a family of six child ren. Her oldest brother is cur rently enrolled at A and T Col lege. Since enrolling at NCC Bar bara has excelled academically and socially. A mathematics ma jor, she made the honor roll her freshman year. Although she de votes much time to studying, Barbara has been engaged in nu merous activities, including dor mitory government, YWCA., and the Pyramid Club of Delta Sig- (Continued on Page 3) Professor Represents Ike In Liberia Dr. Helen G. Edmonds, gradu ate professor of history, repre sented the United States at the recent dedication of a new capi- tol building in Liberia. i Dr. Edmonds was personally chosen by the President of the United States, Dwight D. Eisen hower. The NCC professor gain- DR. EDMONDS ed national attention by second ing Mr. Eisenhower’s nomiAation for a second term at the 1956 Re publican convention in San Francisco. The dedication in Monrovia, Liberia, was held October 20-22. Dr. Edmonds traveled to and from the African Republic by air. A nativ«p of LawrenceviUe, Va., Dr. Edmonds received her B.A. degree from Morgan State College, Baltimore, Md., and the M.A. and Ph.D degrees from Ohio State University. She has done postgraduate work in history on a Ford Foun dation grant at Heidelburg Uni versity in Germany. The author of numerous ar ticles and a book “The Negro in Fusion Politics in North Caro lina,” she was a special consul tant for the U.S. State Depart ment in West Germany in 1954- 55.