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State Teachers College News Letter
VOL. XI Elizabeth City, N. C., April, 1951 Number 6
MISS S.T.C. AND ATTENDANTS
Left to right: Carrie D. Daniels, Mary Rawls (Miss S.T.C.), and Nellie Drew.
Annual College Day exercises on
March 30 were the most impressive
ever held at the College. The dignifi
ed manner in which Seniors conduct
ed the program made it a great suc
During an assembley which began
at ten o’clock in the morning, Mr.
T. S. Jackson, head of the department
of Education, presented the members
of the Senior Class who pledged an
oath to the school. Sterling Perry,
president, then received the keys to
the College from President S. D. Will
iams, and, shortly thereafter, assign
ed places to officers of administration
and classroom teachers.
Freshmen were presented by Nellie
R. Drew, acting dean of the instruct
ion, who also administered the Fresh
men oath which formally admitted the
class to the activities of the College.
Throughout the day Seniors assum
ed responsibilities in every area of the
At an evening i:>rogram, also held in
the Auditorium of Moore Hall, Mary
Virginia Rawls, chosen for her charm
ing personality and liigh scolastic
ratting, was crowned “Miss S.T.C.”
She was attended by eight young
ladies, two from each of the college
classes. During the coronation cere
mony Sterling Perry placed the crown
upon her head while students in
nuisic, drama and dance performed
in her honor.
The coronation was a fitting climax
for the activities of College Day, 1951.
An’mals are such agreeable friends
—they ask no questions, they pass no
Dr. E. L. Adams Speaks
at Chapel Hour
On April 2, the chapel hour was
given over to an address by Dr. E. L.
Adams, the assistant professor of
Philosophy at the University of North
Carolina. Dr. Adams spoke on “Why
the United States and Russia Can
All nations of the world, the speak
er declared, should be nation-states;
each under a common cause working
for its own good. However, Russia is
a nation state tliat is power-niad.
Our way, said Mr. Adams, would be
to find common goals or aims of ne
gotiations shared by the two nations;
and the disagreements on the surface
may be solved. The fundamental aim
of every nation-state should be Na
tional self-preserv'ation. The aim of
Russia is not to bring nation-states to
gether but to destroy. It goes to es
tablish a dictatorship of the working
people of any nation-state. Its ulti
mate aim is world communism,
Tliere cannot be an understanding
of one nation by another, continued
the speaker, as long as it is thought
of in a sterotype. And that is how
Russia thinks of the United States.
Marx’s laws have become dogmas,
the Russians have made their people
accept them as ideas of a capitalistic
Our people do not understand com
munism and aie fraid to trv to, and
some who form opinions, do not let
others understand them. Condition.;
do not exist concluded Dr. Adami, !or
any means of agreement between the
An honest tale be.st being plainly
By maintaining an average of “B”,
' forty-two students earned places on
the Dean’s List for the Winter Quar
ter. Their names follow;
Beasley, Helen E., Elizabeth City,,
N. C.; Drew, Nellie Ruth, Newport
News, Va.; Spellman, Rosa B. Eliza
beth City, N. C.; Wade, Mildred R.,
Enfield, N. C.; Perry, Sterling, Eliza
beth City, N. C.; Rawls, Mary, Carrs-
ville, Va.; Reddick, Eva B., William-
ston, N. C.; George, Edith N., Elbe-
ron, Va.; Gardner, Olivia J., Clinton,
N. C.; James, Alberta, Jamesville, N.
C.; Jefferson, Elizabeth, Southhamp
ton, N. Y.; Johnson, Audrey M., Nor
folk, Va.; Rainey, Lois, Littleton, N.
C.; Suggs, Ernest B., Rich Square, N.
C.; Williams, Velma, Elizabeth City,
Welch, Mattie R., Halifax, N. C.;
Clarke, George E., Burgaw, N. C.;
Williams, Catherine, Wallace, N. C.;
Albritton, Mary E., Washington, N.
C.; Balmer, Thelma L., Rich Square,
N. C.; Booker, Martha E., Norfolk,
Va.; Cordon, Ernestine, Jamesville, N.
C.; Jefferson, William L., Southhamp
ton, N. Y.; Lowe, Roxie E., Enfield,
N.C.; Swain, Luvenia, Elizabeth City,
N.C.; Wall, Velma B., Jackson, N.C.;
Williams, Bennie, Elizabeth City,N.C.
Cradle, Gilbert, Portsmouth, Va.;
Ebron, Rosa Lee,, Pinetown, N. C.;
Hinton, Queen E., Zebulen, N. C.;
Miller, Elsie M., Elizabeth City, N.C.;
Rodgers, Carroll M., Portsmouth, Va.
Balmer, Elsie L., Rich Square, N.
C.; Thomas, Earl, Vinita, Okla.; Da
vis, Thelma Elaine, Newport News,
Va.; Tillery, Betty L., Williamston, N.
C.; Knight, Martha E., Whaleyville,
Va.; Alston, Pearlene, Roanoke Rap
ids, N. C. Tillery, Mary E. William
ston, N. C.; Richardson, Nina G., Ro
per, N. C.; Watford, Aberdeen, Win-
ton, N. C.; Joyner, Lola Mae, Ahos-
kie, N. C.
DRAMATIC CLUB TO PRESENT
“I REMEMBER MAMA”
On Friday evening, April 27, the
Dramatic Club will present its spring
production, “I Remember Mama.”
Recently released to amateurs, this
play was produced on Broadway by
Rogers and Hammerstein, and later it
was made into a motion picture in
which Irene Dunn starred.
The cast includes: Velma Wall, Em
ma Faison, Alberta James, Eula As
kew, Audrey Mack, Mary Blakey,
Bennie Williams, Herman Horne, Lois
Rainy, Wilma Lassiter, Emily Kirby,
Wdliam Price, Roland Bowser, Ar-
diur Perry, Bessie Wood, Francine
i^illmon, John Jackson.
The play will be staged by Robert
Scott and Sterling Perry.
Dr. F. L. Atkins Delivers
Founders Day Address
Before a capacity audience in
Moore Auditorium on March II, the
Sixtieth Anniversary Exercises of the
founding of the College were con
ducted. The principal address was de-
li%'ered by Dr. F. L. Atkins, president
of the Winston-Salem Teachers Col
lege, Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
Music by the College Choir and
scripture and prayer by the Rever
end A. S. Powe were the opening
numbers. Randall Thompson’s “Alle
luia” was then rendered by the choir.
Greetings from students were brought
by the president of the Senior Class,
Sterling Perry. General Alumni presi
dent, F. P. Shields, represented the
Alumni in a brief speech. Mrs. Ha K.
Wood Bellamy, ’25, gave an interest
ing account of the life of Dr. P. W.
The Founders Day speaker. Dr. F.
L. Atkins, was introduced by Presi
dent S. D. Williams. Having known
Dr. Moore, Dr. Atkins spoke forcibly
of the man as an educator and friend.
In a reverent and sincere manner, he
impressed upon the audience the ster-
(See Oi. Atkins, page four)
CRUMM REPRESENTS NORTH
CAROLINA ON EXECUTIVE
At the Columbia press conference
held at Columbia University Marcli 8,
9, and 10, in New York City, Mr.
Joshua Crumm of State Teachers Col
lege, Elizabeth City, North Carolina,
was named to the executive Board of
of the Teachers College Division. Be
cause of Mr. Crumm’s intelligent par
ticipation during the conference, lie
received every vote from the delegates
of North Carolina. Mr. Crumm is the
first Negro to represent North Caro
lina during the twenty-seven years this
conference has existed.
Every year at this meeting one rep
resentative from each state is elected
to serve on an executive board whose
function is to formulate plans for the
conference for the coming year.