^^^edica,tecl ^Jo l^redident ^.Jdarofd gJC. m Olnllrgr ^ette% \’0L. V ELIZABETH CITY, N. C„ DECEMBER 1945 NO. 3 RECEIVING LINE mst-m 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 > 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.