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STATE TEACHERS COLLEGE NEWS LETTER
EVERYTHING IS MOVING
Published Monthly by
STATE TEACHERS COLLEGE
NEWS PRESS CLUB
Elizabeth City, North Carolino
Editor-in-Chief Carroll Rodgers
Associate Editors _ Nellie Drew,
Literary Editor Martha Booker
Sports Editor Josiiuo Crumm
Society Editor Alberta James
Art Editor Edith George
Exchange Editor Isaac Battle
Columnist Myrtle Borden
Typist Herman Horne
Photographer Rufus F. Underwood
Reporters -- _ -- Doris Flood
George Clarke, Winnie Durante,
Advisor - E. C. Mitchell
BLUEPRINTS FOR PEACE
Wliat can we do in order to have a
peaceful world working for the wel
fare of a peaceful people? Why is it
that men have failed to find a solu
tion to the problem of peace? Can
our xiresent world withstand the evil
and destruction of atomic warfare?
Why have all the blueprints for peace
failed in the past? What motivates
that desire in men to dominate one
another? Is world peace possible?
Looking at the state the world is
in today, we asked ourselves these
((uestions and many more. Our minds
are perplexed in regards to the an
swers. After observing the results of
so many wars and their effects on
humanity, men still turn to them to
carry out their individual ideals and
to fulfill their ambitions. Maybe the
environmental differences of men
cause their inability to reach an agree
ment that will maintain world peace.
Maybe the human minds of men
should be conditioned in the direction
of world peace. On the other hand,
perhaps different idealogies of man
can not blend to form a peaceful
picture, or one is so engrossed in his
ideals for world peace that he can
see no other solution or way. Does
education help man to understand
this problem? If so, lias it had a 7Tia-
ior effect on his actions? You are
puzzled, aren’t you? Yon don’t know,
do you? Yet we ask ourselves these
questions and try to imderstand our
The men that govern onr country
and world are supposed to have the
best minds—they have not solved the
problem—. Can you think of a solu-
lion? The existence of the world and
vour future might depend on it.
The Students Look at R.O.T.C.
Recently iiere at the college, a poll
was set up to determine whether or
not the students were in favor of hav-
ing a R. O. T. C. unit here on tjie
campus. The (juestions asked at the
poll were in relation to a unit being
established here for the duration of
the present emergency and the estab
lishment of a permanent unit. The
student body was unanimously in fa
vor. Each student thought if snch a
unit were set up here there would be
an influx of students. Especially were
young men interested because such a
project while training them for the
army would also allow them to re
ceive their education. It would, of
course, add prestige to our campus
and college life. The Reserve Officers
Training Corps has received the fa-
\or of the m.rV)rity.
If you don’t know when, where,
why or how, then - Shut up! That’s
quite a statement to make, isn’t it?
Well I think it is needed. Think back
how many nights ago did you sit in
a darkened auditorium and laugh a-
loud at a dramatic tradegy. Who
knows but what the actors on stage
thought you were laughing at them?
This statement I will make aloud to
you - -the public. If you can cite one
funny or laughable scene in the play,
“The Lottery”, this editor will gladly
retract any statement made. I grant
that maybe we did not understand the
play. That is all the reason we should
have had to give it our utmost atten
tion. People who laugh at something
they do not unstand are ignorant.
Blunt? Yes, it is blunt. Maybe if some
others had been more blunt before I
would have no cause to write this
with such vehemence. Above all
things do not quote me incorrectly.
I think a happy person is one of the
most beautiful persons to see. But
lend yourself to the mood. If every
one is sad, let yourself be transported.
Feel the atomosphere and be able
to adapt younself to it. Maybe only a
few persons present at the program
felt as I did and if I am wrong—you
ARE YOU REALLY IN LOVE?
Short of the game of pulling petals
off daisies, with “he loves me—he
loves me not” dialogue, the favorite
question of practically everybody who
finds herself in the realm of romance
has always been: “How do you know
it’s real?” And the classic oH answer
is: “If you must ask, it isn’t.”
But what about the times when
we didn’t need to ask anybody else,
and wouldn’t have asked anybody
else? When we were so sure it was
love? So very sure, and then suddenly
it wasn’t love at all. And worst of all,
when we looked straight at the former
object of our hearts desire, we won
dered how we could ever have thought
it was. What about those times, eh?
How did we make that mistake?
Well—maybe it wasn’t a mistake,
at all. Maybe it was love. Because
this is the subject about which nobody
knows anything, except the people in
volved in it, and they usually arn’t
talking coherently. There is no math
ematical equation to solve our love
problems—despite the fact that love
is the first, the original operation in
a magnetic field..
Take the kind of love we teenagers
talk about. W'e are always warned
that this can’t be love. Well, wait—
certainly it may not be the kind of
love on which a marriage can or
should be founded.
The answer? You know it yourself,
don t you? Love is a growing thing—
ever changing, moving, developing.
Young love is a genuine part of it—
but it can only grow into mature love
when it has recognized that respon.si-
bihty is not only as important as ro
mance, but has its own pleasure. For
what is marriage but a bond between
two people who say to each other, I
am responsible for and to thee?
The most powerful political influ
ence in Washingtor^ today is wielded
by fast-talking, well-heeled lobbyists
whose behind-the-scenes operations
often decide the fate of much legisla
tion in Congress. Spending a record-
breaking total of almost 8 million dol
lars a year, they pull strings by every
means from glib talk and lavish win
ing and dinning to lush gilfts of deep
freezes and outright graft. Their
hocus-pocus on behalf of some 250
big business and professional organ
izations is a spectacular display of
how to win freinds and influence con
gressmen by sheer weight of wealth.
A far cry from the conventional
lobbyists, however, are the four Ne
groes registered with Congress (as pro
vided by law) as lobbyists, minus the
unlimited expense account and big
hotel suites which are stock and in
trade of most lobbyists. This foursome
employs two main weapons in their
campaigns to win support for their
cause; intelligent argument and the
threat of the Negro vote. The four
lobbyists are Edgar C. Brown, who
is lobbyist for the National Negro
Council; Leslie S. Perry of the N. A.
A. C. P.; Moss H. Kendrix, the only
Negro lobbyist who works with a pre-
dominatly-white group, the National
Education Association of 825,000
teachers seeking federal aid for educa
tion; and Elmer W. Henderson, lob
byist for the American Council on
Although working for the different
groups and often on opposite sides
of the legislative fence, all Negro lob
byists are agreed on one issue: The
Cival Rights Bill.
Easter is the day of Him who rose
from death to life—the day of the
living Christ who is with his church
today. Easter is the day of life. It
is the day of that life beyond death
which is also our Christian hope.
However, the light and life of Easter
cannot be appreciated if we forget the
darkness, trouble, and even death that
our Lord went through in order that
we might have life.
When one thinks of the fear ex
isting in the Far East with its turmoil,
behind the iron curtain, here in his
own land, and even within himself,
he also thinks of how God answered
the power of evil, not by smiting Pi
late and his .soldiers, not by destroy
ing the false leaders who had rejected
Jesus, but by the answer of the Cross
and the Resurrection and the Spirit—
the power of truth and love working
in men, a power of spirit much greater
than the weapons which are being
prepared to combat the fears existing
in ourselves as well as in various
places in the world. Our hope should
be the power of gospel, used by the
Spirit, preached by the church, and
hved out by men. Only this can
change men’s hearts and the world’s
When we think of Easter, we think
of joy and rejoicing, we think of mu
sic and flowers as symbols of the new
life that comes each spring after win
ter has died. But we must not forget
that the Cross of Jesus came first.
\^itliout obedience, devotion, self-
sacrifice, suffering, death,—no Easter.
And these must go with Easter today.
—H. P. Horne.
Bewore, students, for everything is
moving too fast.
Even the world itself seems to have
Men vary—some are fast, and otliprs
remain the same.
You can today
As ovir fathers did in the past.
So you’d better govern yourself,
Everything is moving too fast.
Once College graduates were looked
upon as great leaders.
Now they are hardly considered!
They forget religion—try to live in
style—Miss every object.
Just about a half of a mile.
They are skipping and running to live
their lives like mad! Please beware
Everything is moving ton fast.
Some speak of their atomic age —
“Zip” it passes by! but
To live your life like a jet airplane—
You’ll soon burn out and die.
W'e prowl and ponder—seeking good.
Yet it doesn’t last!
Be alert, and you won’t get hurt —
Everything is moving so fa.st.
—Ernest Williams, '53.
Love knocked softly on the door.
Calling, “Mary, are you there?’
Mary counted up to four
Then she rose from off her chair
Tied a ribbon in her hair
Presesd a dress and changed Iier
Put more [)owder on her nose
Made her lips a rosy red
Put a hat upon her head
Filed her nails and changed lipr
(Couldn’t think which pair to choo,se)
Started toward the door, and then—
Stopped to comb her hair again.
Soft the voice of Love had been,
“Mary, Mary, are you there?
Mary went to let him in —
Found the doorstep cold and hare.
Love had gone and, what is more
Left to try the hou.se next door.
WHEREEVER YOU ARE
To our loved ones in Korea:
We wish you all the luck;
It’s clear that you’ve shed many a tear
And done i^lenty of hard work.
What else have you than some good
To think of when you’re sad?
Just a few wards they send
To make you — oh, so glad.
Roys, keep on trying if it’s Go:l s will.
We’re with you till the end;
Always say that you will win
.^nd many wrongs amend.
—Mary L. Royal.
Disraeli, in conversation with a
friend disclosed the secret of his a.s-
cendancy in royal favor. “When talk
ing with the Queen,” he said, I o'’"
serve a simple rule of conduct; I ne'
er deny; I never contradict; I some