State Teachers College
VOL. X ELIZABETH CITY, N. C„ OCTOBER, 1944 NO. 1
Nurse Crosby Arouses
Mrs. Carolyn Crosby, former public
health nurse of the New York City
Department of Health, spoke at State
Teachers College, Elizabeth City,
North Carolina on Wednesday, Oc
tober 18, 1944.
Mrs. Crosby is a member of the col
lege counseling staff sponsored jointly
by the National Nursing Council for
War Service and the U. S. Public
Health Service, which administers to
the H. S. Cadet Nurse Corps. Mrs.
Crosby visited here in order to inform
the college women of war time and
postwar opportunities in nursing.
A native of Lincolnton, North Caro
lina, Mrs. Crosby obtained her pro
fessional training at the Mercy Hospi
tal School for Nurses, Philadelphia.
Last September she received her B. S.
degree in public health nursing at
New York University, New York City.
Prior to her appointment to the De
partment of Heakh Mrs. Crosby
served as assistant charge nurse at
Harlem Hospital, New York City, and
as staff nurse of the Visiting Nurse
Association of Detroit, Michigan.
She holds memberships in the Amer
ican Public Health Association, the
National Association of Colored Grad
uate Nurses, and is president of the
New York branch of the Mercy Hos
pital Alumnae Association.
“Employment opportunities in nur
sing for Negro girls are opening rap
idly, and many executive and teach
ing positions are waiting for cjualified
applicants,” according to Mrs. Crosby.
“Real careers” continued Mrs. Crosby,
“may be developed by the college-
calibre young women with a creati\'e
imagination, the ability to work with
people, and an understanding of
health problems.” Though vast studies
in the science of healing are being
made every day, these W'ill mean little
to million of Negro citizens who never
see doctors and nurses. Not only are
public health nurses needed, but also
nurses who can help stir public opin
ion and secure funds to establish new
hospitals and other health facilities.
Mr. |. Robert Frazier, at the resig-1
nation of Dr. Whitehead has been ap
New teachers ha\e joined the staff
to fill the positions which were left
vacant by old ones. Mrs. Margaret
Murray Johnson, who holds the B. S.
degree in Physical Education from
How'arcl Uni\ersity and the Univer
sity of South Carolina is Director of
Physical Education. She is an addi
tion to the staff. Miss Bessie Creecy
has been granted leave of absence to
study at Afichigan University. Mr.
Edward W. foncs, who holds both
the B. S. and B. D. degrees from John
son C. Smith Univ ersity and the NL A.
degree from Lidiana State University
joins the staff as instructor in mathe
matics. Mrs. Mae Sue Walker, who
holds the B. S. degree from Hampton
Institute is Dietitian. Mrs. Walker
has pursued fin ther studies at Cornell
University. She fills the position which
was held by Miss Lucy P. Allen. Mr.
Taylor E. Jones, who holds the B. A.
degree from Virginia Union Univer
sity and the M. A. degree from Colum
bia University is teacher of Educa
tion. Miss Carolyn E. Boddie is our
new librarian. Miss Boddie holds the
B. S. degree from Hampton Institute
and has done further study at the
University of Illinois.
She fills the position which was held
by Miss Evelyn Pope. Mr. I.. W.
Davis, the new Budget Officer holds
the B. S. degree from Howard Llni-
versity and the M. S. from Columbia
University School of Business. Mr.
Davis has held positions of responsi
bility at Virginia Ihiion I'nivcrsity,
as well as at Richmond, Virginia. At
Virginia Union Air. Davis was Di
rector of the Conmiercial Department,
and in Richmond he was Business
Manager, of the Richmond County
Hospital. He also was note teller of
the Consolidated Bank and Trust Co.,
Dr. M. J. Whitehead
It is true that time changes every
thing. We surely miss our dear reg
istrar, Dr. M. J. AVhitehead. We regre;
his leav ing, but we are proud to know
that our friend and former registrar
bears the tpialifications neded to be
come assistant registrar at the world’s
largest university for the Negro race,
How'ard University. We will miss
Dr. Whitehead with his pleasing smile,
inspiring words, and helpful ad'.ice.
Mr. E. W. Jones Inspires
At the regular vesper service on
Sunday, October 1, Mr. Edward W.
Jones, instructor of Mathematics of
the Institution spoke to the student
body. 7’he services were opened by
an informal manner so that all stu
dents could take part. His message
was taken from the theme; “Know
ing How to Live—Is it a Combination
of the Abilit) to V/oik, to Piay, to
The speaker depicted scenes from
the Bible in which he showed that
Christ coidd laugh and play—Christ
could work and Christ could pray. He
concluded his talk by saying that W'e
will know how to live when we can
have faith, hope, courage—can know
how to love—how to laugh and how^
to pray. To cpiote from his speech:
“When we are glad to live—But not
afraid to die, then, we know how' to
Storm of Storms
The campus of State Teachers Col
lege was a receiver of the hurrican
that passed along the eastern coast of
North Carolina and parts of Virginia.
Many students were here to witness
the horrors. For many days, that are
yet to come, we will not forget such
a sight. Usually, we have slight wind
storms that send bits of paper and
cl.’ips of Vvood hurl-ng ovei the
groiuids but students will tell you of
the huge trees, tree limbs, benches,
and roofs which were Hying around as
if they were mere sticks. I'he shrub
bery on the front of the Administra
tion Building was uprooted. The
huge cedar in front of the Art Room
lives no longer. The “leaning tree”
for many S. T. C. lovers just beside
the fire plug, almost in front of the
Library leans no more. Parts of the
roof were blown oft Moore Hall. Ihi-
fortunately, these parts were mainly
over the auditorium. For several days
chapel exercises had to be postponed.
One needs not try to watch games
from rooms on second or third floors
of the dormitories now since the ball
park fence is down. “Standing room
only” is allowed now when spectators
care to watch a game. \Vhy? With
the storm, down went the bleachers.