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STATE TEACHERS COLLEGE NEWS LETTER
By “Doc” Crumm
Although the basketball season is
over, pleasant memories will linger
with you in regards to the 1950-51
Elizabeth City State Teachers College
Basketball Team. Throughout the sea
son 1 have seen the boys practice hard
nightly, post victories, and be the
vanquished. I think that they played
wonderful ball, and at the same time
proved that one can be an athlete, a
scholar, and a gentleman at the same
time. Praises should also go to Coach
Housen. He moulded a group of
freshmen and sophomores into a
.smooth functioning outfit. “A coach
is as great as his players and vice
versa.” Three cheers for a good team.
The diamond dust is blowing and
seen recently on the athletic field
were James Wilkes, Janiss Hoggard,
Charles Enoch, Robert Booth, Robert
Scott, Atlas Davis, Palmas Jerald,
Earl Thomas, Reddick, Red Thomp
son, ake Bowe, Winton Brown,
Bhmp Camen, Randolph Tootle, J. C.
Williams, and many others.
According to Coach Williams, a
tentative schedule has already been
made up. (unknown just now) . . .
Bill Garrett, the Negro cage star for
Indiana University, made all Big-
Ten. and the second the second team
of tiie Associated Press for All-Amer
ican Honors . . . Rafael Noble is the
latest Negro haseballer to be added
to the New York Giants roster. Al
ready the Giants had Hank Thomp
son and Monte Irvin . . . Spring is
here, Materials for our outdoor activ
ity will go up soon . . Latest dope
about Ezzard Charles is that the
champ is married. Wait for news to
break either way ... Not trying to
get hack to basketball, but do you
realize that Livingstone was the most
impressive and improved ball club in
the Collegiate tourney? Massey and
McDonald were the bulwarks and led
Living.stone to the third spot . . .
Tis better to have won and lo;t than
than never to have played at all.
(Knowledge is based on past exper
ience) Be Springish . . .
Gunning all of the way, the Fay
etteville “Broncos” defeated Elizabeth
City 80-74 to win the fourth annual
E.LA.C. Basketball tournament. In
the opening round, Fayetteville drew
a bye, and walloped Miner College
in the semi-finals to reach the finals.
Elizabeth City also drew a first round
bye and defeated Livingstone in an
overtime period in the semi-finals to
gain the right to meet Fayetteville.
Coach Housen’s boys fought gal
lantly, but could never overcome the
lead of the victors. What hurt Eliza
beth City most was “tap-ins” by Cap
tain Costen, Donnell Rogers, and
Waye. All three of these lads are well
over six feet, Randolph Tootle scored
.31 points to take scoring honors for
Throughout the game team work
was displayed by both teams with
timely passes and dazzling shots.
“Rocky” was graduated from Saint
Joseph Catholic School, Norfolk, Vir
ginia, in 1949. His unassuming air has
distinguished him as a gentleman by
Following graduation, Randall reg
istered at State Teachers College.
Since his stay here, he is a letterman
in basketball and football. Other ac
tivities around the campus in which
he participates are the Usher’s Guild
and the Sigma Rho Sigma Honorary
Club. All sports are his hobbies. In
1950-51, Randall made the All-E.I.A.
C. football team as an end. Being 19
years of age, standing 5 feet-llV2 in
ches, and weighing 190 pounds, have
proved to be an asset to Randall’s
success as an athlete.
which toured Germany, Italy, and
Austria. Entering State Teachers Col
lege in 1949, he won a starting berth
with the basketball team, and a sub
stitute full-back on the gridiron.
During the summer, he plays base
ball with the Rocy Mount All-Stars.
This is his second year at State Teach
ers College, and here is hoping that
next year will be even better for
all E.I A.C. — BASKETBALL
First Team School
Smith Cosen Fayetteville State
Ernest Davis Elizabeth City State
Don Massey — Livingstone College
???? McDonald Livingstone College
Arnold Moyler „ Norfolk State
THE FEMININE ANGLE
By Grendel A. Howard
Attention Coeds! Everything serves
a purpo.^e, and Spring’s purpose is to
give you a chance to step into your
gay colors, straw hats, white shoes
and light weight jeans. However, the
major purpose is to give you a chance
to release some of your pent-up ener
gy.. As an old adage goes. Oppor
tunity knocks but once, so take ad
vantage of Spring while it is here.
Girls! let’s have some profitable
ways of releasing our energy. How
about some competetive soft ball, vol
ley ball, and other outdoor sports?
The thrilling, as well as victorious
girls basketball season which has just
ended, provides a wealth of inspirat
ion. Three victories out of five games
l^rovide evidence that we have talent
in our midst. Hidden talent does no
one any good, so, come on girls and
exhibit your talent, show the people
how versatile women can be. Be a
lady in all respects, exhibit your well
rounded personalities. Show that a bat
on your hand in the afternoon does
not diminish your grace on the dance
floor in the evening. It is our chance
to get into the ‘limelight’ which the
men have monopolized for so long
We are not glad that they are being
called to the army and other forms
of service, but however, we wish to
extend to them oar best wishes of luck
and success and a speedy return.
Bynum’s home town is Portsmouth
Virginia. He is 19 years of age, 5 feet
10 inches, and weighs 165 pounds.
This is his second year as a eager
for State Teachers College. His
smooth tactics have boosted S.T.C
over many bumps. Bynum is quiet,
conservative, and a good student. Al
though he does not gun much, his
defensive work has been outstanding.
Offensively, Bynum s job is to start
the fast break from out of bounds if
this situation presents itself. His 5
feet-10 inches frame has the reach of
a six-footer. You have seen him jump
dribble, sweep backboards, set up
plays, etc. Watch Bynum’s behavior,
and you will see a “typical college
student.” Bynum was graduated from
Douglas Park High School in 1948.
1. What two major-league baseball
teams in the mid-west broke their
color ban on baseball?
2. From what undergraduate col
leges did Coaches Williams and Hou
3. Who won “the most valuable
player award” in last year’s collegiate
tourney held at Elizabeth City?
4. What member of your faculty
used to burn up the cinder path for
5. Who were the two teams that
played for the N.I.T. championship
1. Chicago White Sox (Sam Hair
ston), Pittsburgh Pirates (Edward
2. North Carolina College and West
3. Ernest Davis of Elizabeth City
4. Art Instructor—Albert Martin.
5. Brigham Young and Dayton.
Second Team School
Randolph Tootle Ehzabeth City State
??? Hobson Livingstone College
Clarence Braddock __ __ Miner College
• Mack Fayetteville State
Burrell has been tabbed “Dago” be
cause of facial features. Like Bynum,
Burrell is not a consistent shooter,
but in spots he has pulled your Alma
Mater through. During the early part
of the season, the competition was
very keen for the guard slots, but his
modesty, shooting, and good hustle
won him a starting birth on Coach
Housen’s five. “Dago” is 18 years of
age, 6 feet-1 inch, and weighs 176
pounds. If Uncle Sam does not inter
rupt Burrell’s schooling, you will see
the modest and shy kid gunning in
State Teachers College’s Gymnasium.
Burrell finished Saint Joseph Catholic
School, Norfolk, Virginia, in 1950.
All Conference Managers
Jesse Clay Elizabeth City State
Joseph Alston Norfolk State
On Thursday, March 29, Miss E. D.
Elliotts morning Biology class made
a field trip on the college campus and
surrounding areas. The primary pur-
Po.se of was to study flower classifi-
•^''tion and development. The students
on the trip expressed their interest
and asked for more such trips. I am
S'lre everyone learned something and
appreciated thi.s phase of practical
AHOSKIE WINS OVER WINTON
FOR SECOND STRAIGHT
Led 1-\ Captain Porter and O. Me
Nei! > ann High School won the
Sec,:'r Jnterscholastic Invitational
Tourn;vr;>.’ut held here March 22, 23
and 24 bv defeating C. S. Brown High
of Winton, 60-43. The victors grabbed
an early lead and coasted on to vic
tory. Captain Bowser took scormg
honors for the losers with 25 pomts.
Last year R. L. Vann won the same
As an added feature, a double eli-
m.'nation tournament between Booker
Washington and Norcom High of
Virginia, and Garysburg High and
Sniithfield High of North Carolma.
Booker Washington and Norcom met
in the final—the form?r winning by
a score of .37-26.
Ted Brown is the gay, young man
from Spring Hope, North Carolina,
who selected State Teachers College
as his Alma Mater this year. He is
22 years of age, weighs 175 pounds,
and'is 6 feet-1 inch tall. Coach Hou
sen has used him only in spots this
season but predicts a great future for
During the summer months, he vis
its his parents in Orange, New Jersey.
Next to sports. Brown likes to collect
pipes. Drop by his room sometime
and you will see a good collection.
STAFF MEMBERS ATTEND
Dean W. P. Jones attended the Sixth
Annual National Conference on High
er Education, April 1-4, Chicago, 111.
The Conference was sponsored by the
Department of Higher Education of
the National Education Association.
Approximately 1300 college and uni
versity teachers and administrators
attended the conference which was
divided into sections for the study of
thirty-six areas of higher education.
Registrar Taylor E. Jones attended
the Clinic for Registrars which was
recently held at the West Virginia
A very enjoyable reception was
provided for delegates. On the night
of March 20, Mr. Jones was initiated
as a member of the Registrars Assoc
The highlight of the Clinic was an
address by Dr. Rufus E. Clement,
president of Atlanta University, At
lanta, Georgia. The speaker stated,
“The world is going to be here a long
time, in spite of war, and we are go
ing to need men and women who
have intellectual maturity. We must,
therefore, prepare for intellectual com
petition on an open market.”
Supervisors of Teacher Training,
Mrs. I. G. Jackson and Mrs. C. G.
Jones, and the head of the department
of Education, Mr. T. S. Jackson at
tended an important conference on
Teacher Training held in Raleigh,
North Carohna, on April 6-7.
Davis is 24 years of age, stands 5
feet-8 inches, and weighs 165 pounds.
While attending Nash County High
School, liis team won the county
championship in 1944-45. Later in
1945, he was called into the Army
where he remained for two years and
six months. While in the Army, Da
vis played on a championshi]:i team
Coached by Mrs. M. S. Parker, and
with Earline Reid as the player nuc
leus, the R. L. Vann High lassies
won the recent Girls Northeastern
Basketball Tournament held at P. W.
Moore High School. They defeated
Plymouth in the finals to cop the
title. Miss Reid also won a fir.st team