ELIZABETH CITY, N. C„ NOVEMBER 1947 The Outdoor Oven Fireplace It is now realized that education alone is not sufficienl tor tlie develop ment ot balanced personalities. 'I'here- lore. modern educators in setting up tlie programs for schools, include facilities for recreation as Avell as facilities foi the improvement of the minds ot stu dents. S. r.C’.. has alwavs conformed to this idea. In keeping with this cus tom. it has recenth constructed an out door oven fireplace on its recreational grounds. I his fireplace is located in a grove jirst beyond the athletic field and is adjacent to a tennis court. Its loca tion is advantageous in that the trees provide cooling breezes in hot weather. I his grove also supplies a forest scen ery that will help to make picnics and iveinei' roasts enjoyable. The fireplace is a brick structure v:ith a concrete foundation. The up per portion consists of a chimney and an ovoni which will facilitate baking and roasting. It also has two grates on wliich Weiners and the like may be roasted. The bottom part is tlie fire place proper where the fires are built. -Mary P. Hill Personality of the Month Who Shall Wear the Crown? "Miss Homecoming" Miss Bettv Wynn, graduate of I. C. Xorcom High School, Portsmouth, Vir ginia. has been elected “Miss Home coming” for the Sophomore Class. She "as an active member of the choral did) and her aliility as a cheerleader "as a result of her high spirit and co operation. She is using that spirit and cooperation now for the benefit of the State Teachers College Team. Her win ning personality has enabled her to make many friends and admirers. Win or lose this contest. Miss Wvnn’s nro- rale will remain the same. She says, "I "ill do my best to trv to win, but if it should prove that I can trot, I will still have that VS'.T.C.' spirit.” Hotel C.lerk: “Did you knock on that printer's door to wake him up like I told vou?“ -\ew Maid: “Ves sir. But he didn't "ake ii|i, so I had to go in and shake him.” Hotel Clerk; "Heavens! Don’t you know better than to go into a printer's room?” New Maid: “Yes sir ... I do now!” , RE\’. DOLES .-\iriong the best loved and highly ap]:>reciated instructors of Elizabeth C.ity State Teachers College, Rev. John T'. Doles ranks high, not only by the nature of his great work, but by the virtue of a fascinating and unic|ue per sonality, It has been the very great fortture of the students of this institu tion to have had his guidance for twenty-eight years. Rev. Doles, a native of Elizabeth City, North C;arolina, is one of the in structors in the Social StLulies Depart ment and also director of the religious acti\ ities ‘on the campus. He gradu ated from Shaw I'niversity, Raleigh, North Carolina in 1900 and since that time, he has done further study at C.olumbia Lhiiversity, New York. Rev. Doles is a staunch Christian and he makes no eflort to conceal the profound and serious thoughts which constitute his religious faith. In oin \veekly praver meetings and even in his classes, he caiuions us to realize the fact that we walk up on the grace of Ciod, we breathe it, and we live and die by it and that it makes the nails and avels of the universe. There is al ways a wholesome, gladdening, uplift ing power in all of his advice. He is never so channing as when he points the pleasures of a Christian life and never so inspiring as when he speaks of the mercics of God, No estimate of Rev. Doles is com plete that does not reveal two other great ipialities of his personality — svmpathy and understanding. It is by virtue of these qualities that he has u'on the admiration and respect of the entire student body. There is a (Continued on Page 2) Cafeteria "Style" We Have It? .Somctliing new has Ijeen started at Elizabeth Catv State Teachers College —a new method in ser\ing food. The purpose: to determine the best method of meeting individtud needs aird still remain within the budget. It is grati fying to note tlie ap])areiitlv renewed interest shown by the students and people about the campus since we have adopted the new plan. Our plates are now’ served at the serving counter piping hot, and each person takes liis own tray, picks up his food and moves to a table of his own selection. I.ater, soiled dishes are taken to a central spot for cleaning and the routine of the meal is concluded. This system is proving to be one of the most impressive innovations yet instituted. It lends prestige to the dining hall and makes preparation for more refined steps to be adopted. Prestige is onlv a minor cause for so many commending statements con cerning this new set up; its useful and beneficial advantages are also to be considered. It affords an opportunity for improved sanitation and places the students in greater harmony w'ith life's objectives and environment. Since practicing this method, there have been fewer complaints about food, so com mon on all college campuses, and a noticeable increase in students' ap petites, I think it is a desirable and appro priate plan and an excellent step to ward a regular first-class school cafe teria for dining. Yet in spite of all these advantages, there is an educational feature lacking (Continued on Page 4) New Dean Thought of The Month Thought engenders thought. Place one idea upon paper, another will follow it, and still another, until you ha\e written a page. You can not fathom your mind. It is a well of tho;ight which has no bottom. Ehe more von draw from it, the more clear and fruitful will it be. If you neglect to think yourself, and use other peo ple’s thoughts, giving them utterance onlv, vou will never know what \oii are ca])able of. At first vour ideas mav come out in lumps, homely and shape less; but no matter; tinre and perserver- ance will arrange and polish theiri. Learn to think, and you will learn to write; the more you think, the better you will express your ideas, —G. A. Sala DEAN WENDELL P. JONE.S' New Staff Members President Williams announces the ad.dition of the following men'bers to tlie college stalf for the vear 1947-48, Wendell Primus Jones, dean of the college, ,Mr. Jones earned his bache lor's degree at Elizabeth City, his mas ter's degree at Atlanta Universitv and is completing a year of study at the Cniversity of Chicago where he has passed the preliminary examinations for the degree of doctor of philosophy. .\Fr, Jones has had wide experience in the public schools of North Carolina. Besides teaching in the rural schools of Northampton Cxiuiity, he has taught in the Newbold Training School at Fayetteville State Teachers College fac ulty. After serving three years in the army, he was employed l)v the Eliza beth City State Teachers College. Mr. Jo;ies has had considerable ex perience and training in the field of college administration. At the present time, he is studying on a scholarship given him by the I'niversity of Chi cago. ,\Ir. Taylor Sylvester Jackson, psy chology and education, Mr. Jackson expects to receive his doctor’s degree in .August froiri the University of In diana, Mr, Jackson holds his A, B. Degree from the University of Indiana and his master’s degree from the Uni versity of C;hicago, For some 11 years he was a member of the 1 alladega College where at one time he served as president of the .Alabama State 1 eachers Association. Mr. Jackson has [ (Continued on Page 4)

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