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ELIZABETH CITY, N. C„ DECEMBER 1945
NO. 3
RECEIVING LINE
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Photographed in I^ceiving Line—President and Mrs. Harold
L. Trigg at the reception to the Seniors, Alumni and Faculty
at Elizabeth City Slate Teachers College.
Trigg, Williams Get Key
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Posts In Southern Council
At the Annual Meeting of the
Southern Regional Council, held
in Atlanta, Georgia, Dr. Harold
^L. Trigg, President of Elizabeth
City State Teachers College, was
elected Associate Executive Di
rector of the Council to succeed
Dr. Ira de A. Reid, the resigned.
Dr. Guy B. Johnson, formerly of
the University of North CJaro-
lina, continues in the offic:e of j
Director. j
Paul Williams, Prominent Ca-j
iholic Layman of Richmond, was
fleeted President of the Coinicil.
succeeding Dr. Howaid W.
Odtun, also of the lTni\ersity of
North Carolina.
Dr. 7'rigg received the A. B.
Degree at Morgan State College,
the M. A. from Syracuse Llniver-
sily, and has done extensive grad
uate study at Teachers College,
Columbia University. He has an
honorary Doctor of Education
Degree from Morgan State Col-
lege.
Dr. Trigg's \ aried experiences
include his service as teacher at
Benneti College. New Orleans
University ancl Winston-Salem
'Teachers College. He was elected
president of Elizabeth City State
[Teachers College in 1939, after
[Serving as Supervisor of Negro
High Schools of North Carolina
tor 11 years. He also served with
the U, S. Olfice of Education in
7 as Associate Director of
ihe National Survey of Voca
tional Education and Guidance
tor Negroes.
Dr. Trigg has ser'.ed as presi-
dfnt of the North Carolina
I Teachers Association; past presi
dent of the North Carolina Ne-
'gio College Conference; Vice-
I president, North Carolina Com-
niission on Interracial Coopera
tion; member of the Board of Di-
■ectors. North Carolina Council
'01 Chtu'ches; member of the Ad
visory Board, North Carolina
Correctional Institutions and
member of the North Carolina
Conference of Social ^Vorkers.
Dr. Trigg, who is a member of
the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity,
married Miss Geraldine I.oeta
Nelson, of Savannah, Georgia,
who is a graduate of Wilberforce
University. They have three
children.
Young Artist Gives
Brilliant Concert At STC
Rol^ert Elliott, a young violin
virtuoso, who began his study of
violin under Mrs. Minnie Nash,
a teacher in the Elizabeth City
school system, returned to State
Teachers College c.>n Friday
Night, December 7, and gave his
audience a concert une'iualled
in technical \irtuosity as com
pared with any of the other in
strumental concerts heard at this
institution.
Afr. Elliott was heard by an ap
preciative audiciicc of collcge
students, as well as a group of
white visitors. Among the group
was Mrs. Minnie Nash, young
Elliott's first teacher.
Mr. Elliott performed a con
cert of unusual technical diffi
culty and demonstrated that the
two years of conccrt playing since
he was last heard in a perform
ance at Slate Teachers College,
have further impro\ed his un
usual technitpie. He reached
his height for his listeners in
Bach's Chaconne which the pro
gram listed as the last movement
of Bach’s Concerto for Violin in
D Minor.
Joseph Steplian, Elliott’s nn-
usuallv accomplished accom
panist, performed in a dimmed
light that recjuire the use of
candles and flashlight for illumi
nation.
President Trigg
Thanks Alumni
I . During the past five years
when war-tnne restrictions pre
vented a building program, it
has been possible to concentrate
on internal improvements. Such
efforts have not been spectacular,
I but ha\e provided vital ecjuip-
I merit and services to the institu
tion.
j 7'he Alumni of State Teachers
College have been generous and
courageous in their support of
S. T. C.
It has been possible to add a
32 passenger bus, a concert-grand
piano, new picture etj^uipment,
amplifying equipment, lights
which illuminate the entire cam
pus all night, a new curtain for
the Auditorium stage, complete
new equipment for the Beauty
Parlor in Bias Hall; lights in
stalled in the Y. W. C. A. Build
ing, a growing set of volumes by,
and about the Negro which con
stitutes the P. W. Moore collec
tion of the Liljrary. An addi
tional item of instructional
equipment of even greater im
portance has been the large
amount of money contributed to
ward scholarships for worthy
students and the generous pride
and loyally and .spirit
which has grown a-pace in the
entire Alnnmi Association. This
good spirit has been contagious.
It is being developed in members
of the student body before they
graduate.
I, personally wish to thank the
Olficers and Members of the As
sociation for the many tangible
evidences of their fine spirit.
This Neios Letter, itself, is made
possible in its present form by
the generosity of the Association
adding to the subscriptions of
the students.
No six years in all of my ex
periences can compare with those
that I have just completed here
from the stand point of sheer joy
and satisfaction of seeing some
thing worthwhile grow and grow
and grow.
S. T. C. has a great future. It
can be whatever you wish it to
be with a continuation of the ac-
ti'.'ity and interest which you are
showing.
Sophomore Class Honors
President and Mrs. Trigg
On President Trigg’s birthday,
December 15, 1945, the Sopho
more Class presented to Presi
dent and Mrs. Harold I,. Trigg
a pair of sterling silver candle-
lamps in appreciation of their
painstaking attention, of their
respected judgment, ancl of their
undying love and devotion to
those who are connected with
Elizabeth City State Teachers
College.
This gift was presented in the
hope that these lamps will
beautify any foul object which
might be encountered as they
lea\e Elizabeth City on Decem
ber 31, 1945. Bettie Sue Tyler,
the president of the Sophomore
Class, made the presentation.
THE PRESIDENT'S
COLUMN
T/Sgt. Joseph VV. North shows
up un-expectantly at Fort Hua-
chnca. The last time we had
news of him he was shaking
hands in Belgium morning and
night.
* * *
Sgt. Felton has just l)eeti
awarded the Purple Heart and
a Battle Star. He deserves more
than that for traveling from Eu
rope to Manila on a non-stop
trip. He is longing to be home
again, and we hope his desires
will be fulfilled soon.
# # *
Sgt. George Thomas Hedges-
peth is still enthusiastic about
his Unit. Incidently, he takes
a good picture, and I am happy
to be the owner of two of these
which I shall add to my collec
tion of souvenirs. His unit has
received a citation. This is very
interesting to us because we
knew that he had made a tre
mendous contribution to the suc
cess of this unit.
* * *
Chaplin Dewey Dockery, who
is a Sl/c is somewhere west of
here. His address is Nave 919,
Chaplain Dept., c/o Fleet Post
Office, San Francisco, California.
Incidentlv, he has to lead 3,000
men in choral singing. We didn’t
even know he could sing.
* * *
Staflf Sgt. Powell Woodson is
still in Gennany chasing points.
He expects to be back soon.
Bishop Wright
Speaker Here
During the regular assemlily,
on Monday morning, November
26, the Rt. Reverend Thomas H.
Wright, D. D., Bishop of the Dio
cese of Eastern North Carolina
l^rofestant Episcopal Church, ad
dressed the student body here.
Bishop Wright followed tlie
precedent set by Bishop Thomas
C. Darst who always made a spe
cial visit to the college while m
Elizabeth City.
In the outset. Bishop Wright
had his hearers understand that
religion and education are not
distinct phases of life but are
ciosely bound. He pointed to tire
fact that we should come to col
lege to seek three things: an
luiderstanding of life, a fullness
of life, and a standard for life.
,‘\nd in order to lead our lives
on the paths which He has char
tered for us, we must listen as
God speaks to us. “God speaks
to us in many ways,” he says. He
finally advised his hearers to seek
an understanding of life and seek
Jesus Christ
Bishop Wright is a native of
North Carolina and has received
most of his traiiring in this State.
Bishop Wright has recently
written to President Harold L.
Trigg to congratulate him upon
his appointment to the Ameri
can Church Institute for Ne
groes, a National Organizatic)n
which meets four times a year in
New York City.
Librarian Withdraws
Mrs. Mildred Cooper Ham
mond left her position as libra
rian to take up the duties of a
housewife in Phoebus, Va. Mrs.
Hammond is the- daughter of
Professor W i f 1 i a m Cooper,
Hampton Institute.
VISITOR-
Professor William Cooper, Di
rector of Extension and Summer
School at Hampton Institute,
Hampton, Virginia was a recent
visitor. Professor Cooper ad
dressed the student body at
Chapel hour.
    

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