State Teachers College News Letter
VOL. XI Elizabeth City N. C., Tuesday, December 19, 1950 Number 3
As we aproach the mid-century Christmas season, let us keep
in mind the birth of Christ and His universal oneness.
From the ancient times, men have felt the need to worship
a hic^her Power. Primitive people, motivated by fear of all they
could not understand, worshipped many gods, each with a sep
arate function. Then as men progressed intellectually and spirit
ually, as they reached a higher level of civilization, they came to
understand that there is one Infinite Power — the Mighty God.
In the great melting pot of the United States, it is natural that
there should be many different religions. However, freedom of
worship is a right of free men, jealously guarded by those who
love democracy. • i j •
But all of these faiths are variations of a single dominant
theme. In one mighty chorus, Jews, Catholics and Protestants
should, at this mid-century Christmas, unite in proclaiming one
Forty Six on Dean’s
Miss Bertha Mae Simpson, a senior
from Clinton, N. C. topped the Dean’s
Honor List for the Fall Quarter with
a straight “A” average. A total of for-
ty-five other students earned places
on the Honor List with grade aver
ages of “B” or above. Miss Sampson
was the only student with the “A”.
Names of students with the “B
average are listed below.
Seniars: Helen Beasley, Blonnie
Boykii s, Jesse Frank Clay, Olivia Jane
Gardner, Edith N. George, Lois Rain
ey, Eva Belle Reddick, Rosa Spell
man, Ernest Suggs, Carrie Dell Wil
liams, Vivian Hill Williams.
Juniors: Martha E. Booker, Pecola
E. Bowser, Doris L. Boyd, George E.
Clarke, Camilla Gormandy, Evelyn R.
Hodges, William L. Jefferson, Fran
ces Ann Meekins, Vivianna Parker,
Mildred Simpson, Velma B. Wall,
Bennie L. Williams.
Sophomores: Isaac Battle, Myrtle
Borden, Julia E. Brown, Gilbert Cra
dle, Winnie Durante, Rosa L. Ebron,
Marian Freeman, Queen E. Hinton,
Elsie M. Miller, Vernon Lee Randall,
Canoil M. Rodgers, Eloise Spencer.
Freshmen: Elsie L. Balmer, Dollie
Lee Best, Mary Ella Bullock, Thelma ^
Elaine Davis, Edith A. Felton, Her
man P. Horne, Ruth V. Privott, Nina
G. Richardson, Earl B. Thomas, Bet-
tye L. Tillery.
S.T.C. Men in the
I The world is faced with a major ca
tastrophe in this year of 1930. Be-
I cause of the grim situation between
I the United Nations and the Chinese
[ Communists in Korea, our young men
are leaving this institution regularly
1 for the armed forces. To those young
,j men who have gone and who are go-
I ing, we extend our best wishes for a
! speedy return.
I Following, is a list of young men
who have entered the armed forces
in the last several months: James Mil-
I ler, freshman, Kinston, N. C.; Louis
I O’Parrow, junior, Washington, N. C.;
I Earnest Pruden, sophomore, Norfolk,
i \ irginia; James Riley, junior, Peters-
j burg, Virginia; James Williams, fresh-
; man, Enfield, N.C.; George L. Brown,
j sophomore, Elizabeth City, N. C.;
j Curtis Carroll, freshman, Enfield, N.
. C.; Carlton Crutch, sophomore, Eliz-
i abeth City, N. C.; PhiUip B. Mackey,
I junior, Elizabeth City, N. C.; James
Boone, sophomore, Suffolk, Virginia;
I Carlton E. Cherry, sophomore, Eliza-
I beth City, N. C.; Edward L. Billups,
I sop’’omore, Elizabeth City, N. C.;
’ Whallon Holloman, sophomore, Ahos-
i kie, N. C.; and Paul Pruden, senior,
S.T.C. IN NATION-WIDIE
AUDIO VISUAL PROGRAM
Stephens College, Columbia, Mis
souri. — The Elizabeth City State
Teachers College has been selected as
one of 70 Colleges and Universities
to share in a nation-wide program em
phasizing the utilization of audio-vis-
ual materials in the classroom.
During several summer sessions the
College has offered for credit courses
in audio-visual aids. Opportunities are
also given to students of the College
to operate the equipment owned by
The opportunity to extend its pro
gram through participation in a na
tional educational venture of this kind
is a distinct honor to the College.
Expressing their sincere apprecia
tion and gratitude for the fine arts
organizations on the campus, Dr. and
Mrs. S. D. Wilhams gave a warm en
tertainment for the members of the
choir, band, dance group and drama
tic club, on December 30.
Each moment was characterized by
some humorous, enjoyable, or delight
ful feature. Beautiful records were
played, including the immortal “Si
lent Night”, and delicious refresh
ments were enjoyed. Dr. and Mrs.
Wilhams were seen constantly among
the guests making certain that every
one was happy.
For this kind of thoughtfulness,
each group expresses hearty thanks.
New Walks and
Campus improvements that we have
wished for so long are finally in the
making. Construction of the new
walks and driveways began on De
This beatitification project is a full-
scale one with some very important
aspects. The archway in front of the
Administration building will be mov
ed back to make room for the drive
way that will be constructed in an
arch form in front of the Adminis
tration building. There will be two
parking areas to accomodate incoming
and outgoing traffic. Driveways will
extend from Southern Avenue in a
sort of semi-circle around the campus.
A walkway will extend from the drive
way in the back to the Administration
building to the Recreation or Athletic
field. A parking area extending from
the driveway in front of the canteen
will accommodate traffic in this vi
Students may look forward to see
ing a marked improvement in the ar
rangement of our campus on their re
turn from the Christmas liolidays on
Former Lane Hall
On Monday, December 4, 19.50,
Mrs. S. A. Young, former staff mem
ber, died. Funeral services took place
on Wednesday, December 6, in Griff
In the early twenties Mrs. S. A.
Young came to the Elizabeth City
State Teachers College as matron of
Lane Hall and the College laundry.
Being a graduate of Hampton In
stitute, Hampton, Virginia, she came
with some of the striking char
acteristics that are ideals of this in
stitute, Her strong personality admir
ably fitted her for the position of
leader of college young women. She
was positive in her dealing with them,
yet flexible enough to win their love
Mr!', Young was a leader in ath
letics, serving for a time as coach of
basketball for girls.
It was her very great pleasure to
engage in club activities. She was
founder and for many years sponsor
of the Imperial Nautilus Club, now
one of the most outstanding informal
social organizations on the college
campus. Also she served as an hon
orary member of the Thalis Sorosis
Club. Her contribution to the social
life of State Teachers College was
Mrs. Young was affiliated with the
Saint Phillips Episcopal Church of
A MERRY CHRISTNL\S
HAPPY NEW YEAR