sr.VI E TEACHERS COLLEGE \E\\’S IJ-T J ER
THE NEWS LETTER
Published Monthly by
E'c-.e Teachers College News Press Club
Elizabeth City, North Carolina
„ C. Roberta Sinclair
Vice President Charlotte Held
Secretary Rosa L. Downing
Sarah M. Pelham, Editor-in-Chief
((atie C. Powell Eunice Mae Alston
Christine M. McKoy R. Womack Brown
Mattie M. Moore \/^orline D. Moore
Margaret E. Williams. Sponsor
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I'he month ol September ma;
iia.c vaiicd incaiiiligs ioi m.ni-.
people. To some it means a re
birth of age, to others it mi^ht
turn back the deep grey page
of death, and still to others it
may ensue a historical date, bin
to us it means school.
Each year you have niitiii
])ated going to school and when
September rolled arouitd '/oii
were somewhat elated lo leain
that your dreams are about to
be made a reality. But, thi‘:
time, school has a new' meaning,
you have done as the locus,
stepped out of your old shell in
to a new one. A great philoso
pher once said, ‘AVe teach by
precept and example, as we are
taught so we li\e.”
Have you ever thottght that
the w'ord examjjle has a great
deal of meaning? To me, it
means securing or visualizing a
mental pattern, or I might say.
setting up a mental pattern and
then living by it.
Lives of great men and wom
en can be our examples or meii-
the life story of Dr. A[. Mcl.eod
Bethiine, Dr. Charlotte Hawkins
Brown, l^r. G. ~\V. Car\er and
many others. 7’hey. too, had a
Ijeginning just as yott are tiow
having a beginnirtg todav. They
realized that a new avenue of
life was being opened around
thein, a new highway was about
to be tread iipon, a dark clotid
\vas envelojjing them, btit they
knew' that some day the avenue
would change, the hlgh^\•a\
would terminate, and the dark
cloud would ttirn to beatttiful
In the course of Aoitr fottr
years at State I'eachers College,
be not afraid of the dark clouds
neilher the a\'enues nor high
ways, but look back at your men
tal pattern and say as the Psalm
ist once said. “Bright skies will
soon be o'er me where darkest
clouds ha\e been."
Keep in mind your tnenial
pattern or example of a hero,
and live as close as possible l)y
C. ROBERT SINCLAIR
President, iN'etvs Letter Press
to shape the mold of our school
life for that year. Will we try |
to start off the ne-\v year by put
ting our best foot forward or
will we allow ourselves to be'
pushed off to any start.^
To make sure you begin w'iih
yoitr best foot forward, think ot
tlte responsibilities that ar(; con
fronting us everyday. Meet
them with little or no fear. It
yoti try and fail at first, cion t
stop at that first trial. \'our
school year is for your oM'iiseU.
VVhat you make of it is Iclt lo
\ou. Vottr instructors cati only
direct yott to the matiy oppor
ittnities that are open to you )Ui
they are trot able to make \ou
grasp them. Do your best and
the l)est will be done.
SARAH M. PELHAM. ’ ffi
Lord and Savior,
True and Kind
By \Vii.i,iAM Ro\ck
Lord ;uk1 Sa\ior. true aiifl kind,
lie the master of niv iiiiiid:
Bless and “uidc. and sticii^then still
All iiiv powers of thought and will.
While I plav the scholar's tasks.
Jesiis C;hrist. he near. 1 ask;
Help the memory, clear the brain.
Rnokledge still to seek and gain.
Here I train for life’s swift race;
Let me do it in 'Lhy grace;
Here I arm me fin' life’s fight;
Let me do it in Thy might.
.Stri\ing. thinking, learning still.
Let me follow thus Thv will,
I'ill mv whole glad nature be
Lrained for dut\ and for thee.
The Studetit Body was lortu-
nate in having Dr. M. S. Ritdd as
their fu-st speaker at Vespers. Dr.
Rudd is pas'or of Aft. Lebanon
African Afethodist Episcopal
Zion Church, Elizabeth City.
Dttring Ereshmen Orientai'on
Week, the Senior .An .Sorict'/
esented Afiss .Alberta K. Rc;oks
in a song recital.
Afiss Rooks is a gradttaie o^
S. 1'. C., and is
erend George E. Hill. Pastor,
Christ Church, Elizabeth City.
* * *
On September 2(i, 194.5, Afr.
B. E. Ferguson, Assistant Direc
tor of Xcgro Education in Xorth
Carolina paid one ol his annttal
\isits to the institution. Rever
end S. !.. Stevens, Afinister (>f
the f’resljyterian Church of tliis
citv was present at the same
'Lhe Agrictilttire Cdass has or-
ncw atteiicltng foj- the fall
the Graduate School ot t tsk Imt- is functioning
•.ersity. Ijeatttifuih' iindei lIic iiisiruc-
* * * Lion of Proi:essor Af. B. Albright.
Residence halls for ^'-omen are ^t present, the class is studving
now under repair. .Vs ro :n as pcjultry, and is planning to make
lhe renovation is completed in a trip to the college farm to put
Btttler and Svmera halls, there . Lheory into practice.
will be a relief of the ovcr-crowd-' *** .
eel conditions. Ha\e voii, by any chance, seen
* * * a young lady with long ]jla!ts, a
I'he College Choir has b”gun pietty green bow and mis-match-,
another year ot work tinder the i eel socks escorted by a young
direction' ol Afiss E\eL n .A.; man wearing a white dunce cap?
[ohn.son. Old faces ha\e been' Afaybe yoti did and maybe vou
welcomed and twenty-two tal- did not; i)ut the I'rcshnien
ented and enthusiastic new ; thought it was great fun wearing
v oices have been added. i them. After remaining on pro-
* * * bat ion for t^^’o weeks, the class
The Vesper hotir speaker on : is now initialed into the college
Sunday, September ,H0, was Re\-Uamily.
Class of ’ U)
During the month of Septem-
l)er ,the following people visited
State 'Leachers College:
Afr. William Banres who is
employed in the puijlic school
swstem of Dunn, X. C.
# * *
I’M. Salon E. Fttller, I'SAIC;,
Cjamp l.eieune. X. C. f’\t. filler
says that the ALtrine Corps is
tough but it's a fine organization
to belong to.
* * *
Afr. Samuel Hemby is em
ployed in the public schooy sys
tem of Green\ ille. X. G
of the L'. S. Xavy on Jtily 29,
m * *
Afiss Afamie Earley still bc-
lie\es in ]tine Icicles, therelore.
Practice Teachers For
'f’he following Seniors are do
ing their practice teaching in the
Vernett 'L. AIcGuire
Sarah Af. Pelham
E. Ruben ia Shannon
El’. a E. Vinson
Doris A. Bowe
f.ucy E. Brcnvn
A label L. Gavin
E\elyn 1. Richardson
Alleiis A. Bryant
Ernestine A. Crowe
Afattie G. Davis
Helen L. Joyner
fJllian V. Beverly
f>ossie J. Floyd
CaiTie E. Speaker
Si' th (Trade-A —
Roberta S. Banks
Ejoris L. Belle
Mildred 1-. Crews
f’eaid V. Alston
Erma f.. Evereite
Elizabeth T. Ricks
A. Vernice f^ichardson
Eleanor D. Rouse
Afadeline E. Spruill
Richard H. Badger
Geraldine B. Broadnax
June 12, 1945 she became
Mrs. Donald I'yicr. C])l. Donald
Lyler ^ is^ stationed at Ellington Teachers College rcco.
f ield in 1 exas. | ihis vear, one of largest enroll-
* * * ments in the history of the iii-
>11^. Ci iistnie liiii.ci iiui stitution lor the breshiiiaii cla.v..
The Ereshmen arri\ed one week
Best Foot Forward
“School days arc here ,'tgain.'’
W'e are beginning another aca
demic year. Hat’s off to all old
members of your college familv
\vho have returned. A hearty
welcome to the members of the
Now' that w-e are liere, wh:it
are we going to do? Will we
simply let the year drift and take
what is coming or slrall we start
the new' year right? Alany edu
cators will tell you that the vet\'
first dav of school is the most
inrportant one. Here, T imisf
say that I agree. The j)laiis
made on that day, the attitudes
we build at the same time, begin fiandpaper is the word to use
Women After Dark
Would you like to see our fairer sex
Without their rouge and paint?
Well, walk into our Dorm at night,
■\nd look hard before \ou faint.
\ou ll see Lgvptian mummies,
,\ntl painted Indian maids,
Vou'll e\en see a few cannibals
With bones knotted in their braids.
Whv, von think little Susie I’etcrs
Has the voice of a meadow lark;
Vou think there is nothing like I’.er
Well, there isn’t after Dark.
Because that sweet little feminine I'nie
-She s been using tlirouglrout the dav
Has been replaced with a deep low
1 hat would tlrown a donkev's biav,
■ \nd all the hair that covers her brain
Is rolled in a twisted mess.
With all the paper the Journal and
Could ever put off the press.
.\iid Ohl those beautiful figuies
1 hat you admired most above all
Lm glad that you can’t see them
When they discard those “Whatcbnra-
I'hose frisky walking. Janies
Oh. the words aren’t in mv mind.
But thev certainly make vou think of
That creature called Frankenstien.
Gee! that beautifrd skin of Lora's
Afr. Benjamin F'. Maske, em-
jiloved in the public school sys
tem of Alonroe, N. C.
j * * *
! Cpl. ffairy Jones, Lnited
i States .Vritiv, Los Angeles, Calif.
anc^ther June bride. She was
married June 28, 1945 lo C.pl.
Bavard Flill tvho is no^v sta
tioned at C'amp I.ee. A'a.
# # *
Afiss Rosetta P. [enkins was
married to Afr. I.eslie f). Jenkins
on August (), 1945 in Xew York
Caty. After spending three days
with the l:)ricle's uncle, Afr.
Charles f4. Jenkins, 944 f^ogers
Place, Xe^v York. X, Y., the cou-
I pie s])ent their honevmoon in
Cleveland, Ohio and (Canada.
earlier tlian the forme .
lo be orientated.
Dttring the first pari of orien
tation week the Freslmten were
assigned their rooms, and intro-
ducexl to the stalf and menibcis
of their residence halls.
Time t\'as gi\en to learn the
Alina Afater; following this reg
istration began. 1 he class tvas
instructed bv the registrar, Mr.
|. R. F'razier and their class ad-
\ isor, Afiss A. V. Smith, as to ihc
subjects to be taken dtiring lhe
* * *
On July 20, 19-15 Afiss Lillian tall c|uarter.
Be'.erly became the bride o' | Xext, a trip ttr the library was
f^orier in Xew|jort
j Sgt. James Johnson, United
Slates Armv. Sgt Johnson is an |Hummocks”
j ticipating a discharge and [)lan
j to do graduate work at C.olttm-
! bia Ihiix ersiiy, Xetv ^'ork.
Afiss Sudie Afae Afonk was
married .\tigust ."!(), 1945 to Air.
Farney Af. Afoore, Jr., a foinier
student of Slate 'Leachers (Col
lege, Ah'. Afoore is now em
ployed in his home town school
system in AWashington, X. C.
■* * *
Afrs. Eddie Brown, formerly
•Miss Afae I’okie Smith said ‘yes'
to B. Af. A. 1/C Eddie Brown
It's plastered with a thing called mud-
Phat will polish the .S'ole of .Shoes.
Lhere .are mairy things 1 might sav
But I think I've made mv mark.
On this very dreadful little tale
Called '’Women .After Dark."
RO,S.V I.. BL'SH.
Class of ’17
On September 29, f’resident
and Airs. Lrigg and Mr. j. Ren-
sliaxv 'Watson paid a visit to the
Ffuimnocks on the .Atlantic
Ck)ast of Onslo\v C’.ouniv, near
SwanslDoro in company with a
larger groitp of pti^vjiis rc:pie-
senting several of the f’roles-
sions. 'Lhey Avere guest of Air.
and Airs. John I.ewis Hurst.
Mrs. Hurst is a former studeiu
of Stale l eachers Clollege, and
was a teacher for several years
until she and her husband took
over the management of a ■'.asi
estate in Onslow Countv. 1 heir
oldest daughter, A'enice Hurst
Fenderson assisted Afr. and Afrs.
Hurst in providing the guests
xvith generous hospitality. There
was a trip on a ^'acht to the
LIummocks. On an island close to
j the coast, a tremendous repast
was served which included gootl
^Onslow County roasted oysters,
barbecue and fried chickeir. l lie
Lfurst family xvas genero’js in
the highest sense of the xvord.
ft was a most pleasant outing
for all who attended.
taken. Students were taiiglii
hoxv to use the card catalogue by
Mrs. Alildred C. Hammond, the
librarian. Several of the fresh
man students were fortunate
enough to secure jobs in the Li
brary, which enafiies them to be
come very familiar w4th the Li-
Iirary and its facilities. .A tom
of the eam]5us conducted by
menil>ers of the Senior class be
gan. The newcomers were ac-
o^i.iainted with the buildings and
grounds. A weiner roast wa.^
given to terminate the first week
of orientation, lhe program
has not ended but will extend
ihrottghotit lire year. Everyone
is now familiar with the college
and the college family.
Those assisting Dean
Williams, the one initiated
freslimen program, were: Altsses
Elizabeth Ricks, Sarah Af. Pd'
ham, Afadeline E. Spruill, C.
Roberta Sinclair, Geralditic
Gavin and Helen Joyner. Al^'iO
Air. Riclrard Badger and
1 Uysses A. Johnson.