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STATE I’EACHERS COLLEGE NEWS LETTER
On Saturday, January 20, members
of the Executive Committee of tlie
State Teachers College Altimni held
iheir annual mid-winter meeting in
Club Room 1 of the Carver Homes,
Portsmouth, Virginia, with Mrs.
Mamie L. Turner presiding. Repre
sentatives Irom Elizabeth City, .\hos-
kie, Scotland Neck, Enfield, Ports
mouth, and Warsaw entered into
lengthy discussions of problems of
\'ital interest to both Association and
College. Alumni plans for Founder's
Day and Alumni Day were perfected.
I'he Committee sent to Mr. Afbert
Hinton of Norfolk, Virginia, who was
at that time sick, a telegram regretting
his absence from the meeting. Im
mediately following the business ses
sion a very appetizing dinner was
served in the Carver Homes Cafeteria.
The members considered this, the first
out-of-state meeting, of great signi
Those attending the mid-winter
meeting were as follows; Mrs. Mamie
L. Ttuner, President, General Ahmr-
ni Association, Warsaw, North Caro
lina; Miss E, Ruth Plummer, Presi
dent, Local Ahunni Chapter, Ports
mouth, Virginia; Mrs. H. L. Trigg,
who was representing President H. L.
Trigg, State Teachers College, Eliza
beth City, North Carolina; Mrs.
Eleanor Plummer Williams, Ports
mouth, Virginia; Miss Eleanor Coop
er, Portsmoutli, Virginia; Mrs. Roose
velt Bridges, Portsmouth, Virginia;
Miss Virginia H. Moore, Portsmoiuh,
Virginia; Mrs. Hill, Portsmouth, Vir
ginia; Mr. F. P. Shields, .Scotland
Neck, North Carolina; Mrs. Virginia
Harte, Ahoskie, North Carolina; Mrs.
}. H. Butler, Elizabeth Citv, North
Carolina; Airs. Edna H. Mitchell.
Elizabeth C;ity State Teachers College;
Mrs. Maude Jones Sykes, Elizabeth
City State I'eachers College; Rev.
John T. Doles, Elizabeth City State
Halifax County Alumni
President I'rigg met with the mem
bers of the Scotland Neck and Enfield
District Altimni Lhiit on January 27
at the home of Mrs. Cleo Whitaker
I'tu'ner near Scotland Neck. Members
present were Misses Ethel Marrow,
Minnie Collins, Florida Belle, Doris
Whitaker, Annie L. Savage; Mes-
dames Priscilla Bias, Mary Bailey
Wilkins, Ava J. Wilson, Jessie W.
Johnson, Earnestine E. Felton, Ro-
lelia H. Herritage, Pearl H. Spauld
ing, Cleo Whitaker Turner, Edythe
M Shields; and Messrs. George Ellis,
Fred P. Shields, William Stanton,
Clarence Bailey, George Felton, John
Spatdding. Other members are Miss
Cora E. Jones, Mr. J. C. Bias, Mrs.
Virgil Meekins, and Mrs. E. H. Pen-
The officers of the Chapter are:
Mr. Fred P. Shields, Chairman; Mr.
George Felton, Co-Chairniau; Miss
Cora E. Jones, Secretary; Mrs. Ro-
lelia H. 'Herritage, Ass't Secretary;
and Mr. J. A. Spatdding, 'Freasurer.
The Alumni unit is wide-awake and
planning big things. President Trigg
spoke on “I’he Activities of the .\lum-
ni and All Future Plans for State
Following the busuiess meeting,
Mrs. Cleo Whitaker I’urner, Class of
'43, served a delightful repast to all
Mr. Taylor E. Jones, a member of
the College start, accompanied Presi
dent 1 rigg to the meeting.
Senior Art Society News
I hope you remember my write-up
of the Senior Art Society Variety Show
in the New's Letter lor January 1945,
and I am stu'e you were sorry you
missed it. But there may still be a
cliance for yoti to see it because it
has started its off-campus trips. The
following list of dates, which is yet
incomplete has been accepted:
January 26—Roper High School
Febrtiary 21—Edenton Hi School
March 5—Hertford High School
April 6—Sunbury High School
On Jantiary 26, we filled otir first
date at the J. J. Clemmons High
School of Roper, North Carofina pre
senting the show with a few changes.
Replacements were made for persons
absent for various reasons by Dorothye
D. Plummer, Mary E. Skhnier, Katye
B. Gray, William J. Adams and S.
Edith Mackey. An addition to the
show was made by Joseph L. Jordan
who presented a monologue in which
he portrayed “Alabamy Joe.”
So be on the lookout for our show
in your hometow'ii. I am sure you
will enjoy it.
New Engineer Arrives
The S. 1’. C. family welcomes Mr.
and Mrs. A. R. McCollum and family
to its campus. Mr. McCollum is the
engineer. He holds a B. S. degree
from Hampton Institute. Before
coming to Elizabeth City, Mr. Mc
Collum held positions of responsibil
ity at Schofiel Normal and Industrial
School, Aiken, S. C.; National Youth j
Achiiinistration for Augusta, Ga.: i
Florida A. and M. College, Tallahas
see, Fla., and at the State Department
of Education, Tallahassee, Fla. Mrs.
McCollum, before coming to S. T. C.,
was Flome Economics Instructor at
Florida A. and M. College, Tallahas
see, Fla. She holds a B. S. degree
from Tuskegee Institute, Tuskegee,
Ala., and a M. A. degree from Colum
bia University, New York.
Senior Art Society Honored
On January 1.5, following the ballet
by the Strawbridge Dancers, the fac
ulty and members oi the Senior Art
Society were honored with a tea by
President and Mrs. H. L. Trigg at
their home. Music was furnished by
Miss Lena L. Crandelf at the piano
and Senior meml^ers of the mixed
choir who sang songs from last year’s
re pe to ire.
It was a lo\ely affair and was thor
oughly enjoyed by all.
C)n Felirtiary 7th, members of the
Senior Art Society were given light
refresliments by one of their spon
sors, Miss E\'elyn A. Johnson. After
business transactions were completed,
the members were invited to the music
room where we listened to recordings
of the opera. Carmen Jones, and were
served canape sandwiches, punch,
cookies, ancf candy.
Senior Art Society Reporter
Change in Date
I’he operetta “Castaways,” which
was to be given by S. T. C. choir
February 23, 1945, lias been changed
to March 28, 1945.
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