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Stale Teachers College
VOL, IV ELIZABETH CITY, N. C„ FEBRUARY 1945 ^'Q■
Negro History Week
Celebrated at S. T. C.
Negro History has been set apart
by Dr. Carter G. Woodson and others
to emphasize Negro accomplish
ments—past and present. It is a week
which gives to the race renewed in
spiration, hope, faith, a broader and
paninient of appropriate Negro mu
On Wednesday. Feljrtiary 14, a class
in Negro History presented a panel;
"Is the Negro Makntg the Most ol
His Wartime Employment Oppor
tunities?” Those taking part in the
stronger realization of the rapid prog
ress of the American Negro.
Miss Mildred R. Cooper, librarian
;it the institution, previous to the be
ginning of the celebration of Negro
History Week proper, arranged in a
unique way, the woiks and pictures
of the scientists, historians, novelists,
]3oets, the Negro in art, sports and
music. The exhibit of Negro artist
stimulated each student and staff
member to read and appreciate- the
achievements of the race.
I he Be-Natural Club opened the
events of the week by presenting the
Reverend Mr. |. B. Humphry in an
address at the Vesper Hoiu' on Feb
ruary 11. Rev. Hiunphrey is the pas
tor of Spring Garden Baptist Chinch,
Washington, North Carolina. His
address, “Building A New World,’
was eloquently clelivered, and his
audience was inspired to help build
a world of peace and brotherhood.
On Monday, February 12, 10:30 a.
m., Mr. FI. L. Trigg, President of
State Teachers College, reviewed the
war news with emphasis on the part
that the race is playing, especially
those who are connected w'ith S. 1 . C.
Then, Mr. W. C. Hunnicutt, Profes
sor of the Social Science Department
of this institution, gave a talk on
“Politeness and Courtesy In Public
Places.” “For sometime,” he said. “I
have been hearing some splendid
compliments about the way you con
duct yoursehes in certain public
places. That is fine. Keejj it up.
I hat is a tribute to you and to yotu'
school. Others observe your polite
ness and courtesy even when you are
not conscious of their doing so. Such
conduct lessens friction and troulile
when dealing with others.”
A solo, “Lady Moon,” by Edwards,
was sung by Annie Mary Vaughn.
pane! were: Mabel V, Meekins, I her-
esa J. Basnight, Moses Kennedy, Eliz
abeth Ricks. Doris I. Abbott, Naomi
C. Christian, Vernice Richardson.
'Lhursday, February 15, 10:30 a.
m,, the college choir reviewed Negro
music and clance — old and new, by
singing work songs, lolk songs, blues
On F'riday morning, the student
body was directed by Miss Evelyn A.
Johnson in singing “Steal Away.”
The solo part was sung by Doris Hon-
ablue. Devotional exercise was led
by Rev. J. T. Doles, Assentbly Chap
lain. Next, the student body sang,
“_\in’t Gonna Study W^ar No More,”
the solo part of which was sung by
Earl A. AVhite. Mr. AV. C. Hunni
cutt, then introduced the guest speak
er, the Reverend Mr. I. S. Richmond,
Pastor of City Road Methodist
Church, Elizabeth C;ity, N. C. Rev.
Richmond spoke on the theme, “Lord
Teach L!s To Pray.” He asked his
audience, “If we are to build this new'
world where are we to begin?” He
answered by staling that we are to be
gin with God as our Heavenly Father.
“We cannot build a better world un
less we pray to the Eternal God to
gether,” he stated. He admonished
his audience to li'. e as brothers. “To
express ill will and hate, he said,
“closes every door of our souls to use
fulness." He concluded by stating,
‘To conquer—let the love of God
come into our souls and refrain from
expressing our dislikes and hates.
Friday," at 8:00 p. m., the Dramatic
Club presented two one-act ]jlays:
“I'he No Count Boy” and “The
House of Sham.” The characters in
“Idle No Count Boy” were: Christine
M. Gregory, Moses Kennedy, Doris L.
Bell and Rosa L. Roinitree. I’his
drama was directed bv Doris I. Ab
bott. The characters in “The House
of Sham” were Mary A. Steele, AVil-
Progress Made in Radio
Laboratory at S. T. C.
Additional equipment including
four items of test equipment have
been secured for the new S. T. C.
Radio I.aboratory now under process
of installation in the old N. Y. A.
Building, top lloor. New test ec[uip-
nient includes (dough-Brengle electri
cal oscillator, both A. F. and R. F.,
triplet multi - ohm - meter and tube
checker combined, Philco multi-tester,
and triplet voltohmist.
Two city students making rapid
progress in the evening radio class
are Mr. J. F. Small, an employee at
local Naval Base and Mr. William
Bryant, a shipyard worker. Both of
these students are currently construct
ing four tube midgets under guidance
of the instructor.
Installation of new equipment in
the Radio l.aboratories will yet re-
(juire nnich labor and planning as
onlv preliminary essentials have been
done, according to E. W. Jones, in
structor. I'he instructor is a former
radio engineer employed in Engineer
ing Department of Electronics Labor
atories, Indianapolis. He was the
only colored engineer so employed.
Mr! Jones also holds Governniem
Civil Service rating of Principal Phy
sicist, Class P-2.
local furniture organization,
Morrisette and Son, has already called
upon our radio laboratory staff for
repairs to electronic equipment ^vhich
had previously been forwarded to
Norfolk and Portsmouth, Va., in vain
efforts toward repair.
According to the instructor, instal
lations and additions to our new
Radio laboratory will extend through
the next several months.
Newspaper Week Broadcast
In connection with National Negro
Newspaper Week, February 25 to
March 3, 1945, there will be a broad
cast over the National Broadcasting
Company on February 24 at 2:30 p.
m., EWT, with a half hour program.
The Cohimbia Broadcasting System
will go on the air at 7:15 ]). in., EWl',
Tuesday, February 13, at 10:30 a.
m., the Kappa Alpha Kappa Social
Studies Club presented a program de
picting the “Progress of Negro Wom
en in the Ihiited States” to the accom-
liam J. Adams, ^Villiam J. Barnes,
Roseta Stitt. Mrs. C. L. Berry, Clar
ence Branch and Robert Lewis, lliis
play was directed by Joseph E. Jordon.
The Negro History 'Week ended
with a World Day of Prayer on Sun
on Friday, March 2. Both programs
will feature Negro artists, overseas
broadcasts from fighting fronts, Ne
gro war correspondents and war