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
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.
The eventful day got off to a start
with a grand parade in which were
many beautiful floates and three not
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-
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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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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.