State Teachers College News Letter - Elizabeth City, N. C., Friday, Novembar 30, 1950 Number 2 S.T.C. Pirates '50 Record - Won 4; Lost 2; Tied 2 Gala Homecoming Enjoyed at S.T.C. Homecoming is a gala occasion a- roimd State Teachers College Cam pus. However it would not be con sidered as such if it were not for the Homecoming parade and dance. The 1950. Homecoming was marked by gay and colorful festivities. Parade The eventful day got off to a start with a grand parade in which were many beautiful floates and three not ed bands. The music of the bands caused by standers to pat their feet, or give some form of gesture to beat the rhythm of the music. The wonderful performances of the majorettes pro duced a constant motion, especially among younger children, to imitate the whirling batons. The main feature of the parade was the striking floats which exhibited wonderful creative ability of the stu dents of the college. Such a weird ship was the viking with its crew cled as the ancient musical vikings. Before the spectators could finish a.m.r'ng the viking ship, their eyes immediately turned to see the simple but striking float of the library, which offered a great suggestion to all of ELzabeth City to do more reading Another prize winner was the Thalia So osis Club. Along with these ijrize w.nning floats were splendid creative floats of other clubs on our campus. More wonderful than the floats, ban is and majorettes was the presen tation of Miss Homecoming of S.T.C. 10 Elizabeth City. Beautifully dressed 11 suit and furs, Miss Homecoming an 1 her attendants greeted the citi- z^i^s of this city with warm and pleas- (Continued on Page 6) Impressive Recital Featured Appreciation and enjoyment are minor words in which to describe the concort given by Camilla Williams in Moore Auditorium Monday night No vi mber 6, 1950, under tlie auspices of t‘ie Senior Art Society. Miss Williams, who can be called toth a Mezzo-Soprano and a Drama tic Soprano, rendered selections from the 17th century to the 20th century, C langing her e.xpressions and temper- amsnt to fit that of the particular se lection. Borislau Bozola, her talented accom- Pinist, showed all the characteristics of a genius as he remained in the background, lending color and charm to an already perfect picture. To the Senior Art Society is presented a bouquet of gratitude for giving us the opportunity to hear such an artist. Dramatic Club To Present “Ramona” The first major offering of the Dra matic Club this year will be the beau tiful, poignant drama, Ramona, which will be presented on Friday evening, December 15, in the College Audito rium. Ramona is the story of a lovely girl who is half Spanish and half Indian, of her quest for happiness which she finds in the Indian, Alessandro, of her heartbreaks and disappointments and finally, of the peace she discovers. Early California, with all its ro mance, color and atmosphere will be seen on the stage. W'alter Underwood will be in charge of scenery and light ing effects. He will be assisted by Nellie Drew and Luvella Travis. Sterling Perry will direct all p jblicity. There are surprises in store, for the cast includes many new faces. Alber ta James has the title role. Others are: Eula Askew, Senora Moreno; Luther Williams, Felipe; Elizabeth Taylor, .Margarita; Herman Horne, Juan Ca- nito; Lenora Wimberly, Old Juanita: Roland Bowser, Father Salvierderra; Edgar Pittman, Ysidro. (There are five freshmen in this group.) Three of the regular players have roles as follows; Bill Price, Allessan- dro; Frances Meekins, Marda; and Vivianna Parker, Aunt Ri. The group has worked hard undei Mrs. Hoffler’s direction to give you a memorable performance. So make a date to see Ramona. Home Demonstration Members Hear the iRev. S. W. Wiley The Sixth Annual Federation of the Northeastern District Home Demon stration Clubs was held on Thursday, November 9, at the Elizabeth City State Teachers College with the Rev erend J. W. Wiley of the Sw'ift Creek High School, Nashville, North Caro lina, as the principal speaker. In his timely and interesting speech. Reverend Wiley compared rural life today with that of earlier years, re lating the improvements that have been made. “Man,” he said, “is the only animal who has to develop him self into the individual he is to be come. The only way to do away with poverty and want is to build one’s self up on the inside”, he continued. “W'e have got to produce boys and girls who will look people in the eye and say what they want.” The speak er referred to the redwood tree, the oldest living thing in America which stands so long because it grows straight, stays itself, and is protected from small insects, its roots grow in clusters and wrap themselves around other tree roots. “Our future progress” he concluded, “can be made to en dure in this same manner.” The morning session was followed by a tour around the campus and then lunch. At 2:15 club members reas sembled to listen to a varied musical program by special groups from the several counties represented. F.T.A. Chapter Organized Recently a major event of great im portance to our College took place. It was the organization of the P. W. Moore Chapter of the F.T.A., which is open only to Juniors and Seniors. Some of the purposes of the Future Teachers of America are to develop among young people preparing to be teachers an organization which .shall be an integral part of state and nation al education associations, and to in terest the best young men and women in education as a life long career. Worthy citizens of tomorrow’s America participate in order to form a better America and a well-rounded teach ing profession. The F.T.A’s first meeting brought many who were interested. The char ter members numbered twenty-five. The officers elected were: President, Nellie Drew; Vice-President, Velma Wall; Secretary, Lois Rainey; Treas urer, Helen Beasley; Historian, Eva Riddick; Librarian, Jane Gardner; Par liamentarian, Thomas White; Song Leader, Undine Harri.son. The new chapter has already begun to function effectively and successful ly. It has sponsored two projects: moving picture on “Safety of Auto mobile Driving” and baskets for the Old People’s Home at Thanksgiving.

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