State Teachers College News Letter
Elizabeth City, N. C., July, 1951
FALL TERM BEGINS SEPTEMBER 11
C, H. Ferguson Urges
Teachers To Answer
On June 22 Mr. G. H. Ferguson,
State Supervisor of Negro Education
tor North Carolina, addressed the
students of the Summer School on the
very interesting subject, “Teaching In
a Time Like This.”
The educator emphasized the need
of a better understanding of human
and per.;onal relationships, declaring
that mere mastery of professional
skills is not all that the teacher needs.
She must be concerned with the solv
ing of the problems faced by parents
as well as those by the children.
Only in this way,” he said, “can she
Whoever cannot answer this
challenge,” Mr. Ferguson concluded,
is missing the opport:unity to serve.”
College Gets $163,000
It will be a surprise to uiany State
Teachers College students on their
return in the fall to find the much
iifeded Infirmary that is a part of
tlieir dreams for the future. The Infir-
iii.iry will be a one-story building of
Jfd brick and will have space for a
ourteen-bed ward, an examination
room, treatment room, lecture room,
^>■§6 storage space, and a kitchen.
It will be steam heated and equip-
Ps with all modern conveniences,
file building is ideally located on
— Geraldine Lowe
NEWS IN BRIEF
President S. D. Williams has re-
been appointed to the Heakh
I;7'mttee of the. North Garolina
^I's. Carolyn WiOiams Colon, ’37,
now teaching in the Kindergarden
‘ ew York City Public Scchool
I Spellman Morris, ’41,
as eeen appointed as a special field
M er for the National Tuberculosis
headquarters in New
Williams, ’31, is now
iicipa of Norfolk, Virginia’s Laura
■ A. R. Bowe, ’44, is principal
Or one nf fk r
1 superior elementary
^'Wls i„ North Carolina.
Mary Barnes Smith, ’41, is
''f Bladen Connty. North
'vot* ^ is now
'ng on her Doctorate in Higher
-“'cation at N. Y. U,
On page four
President and Mrs.
A very enjoyable lawn party was
given on Tuesday, June 27, on the
lawn of the President’s home.
Members of the faculty and a large
group of students were in attendance.
Refreshments were served, and card
games of various sorts were played.
One would have to travel far to
meet a more charming host and
hostess than tlie President and Mrs.
Our Sacred Duty —
A glorious Fourth of July has just
been witnessed. One hundred and
seventy-five years ago, Washington,
Hamilton, and other patriots with
lofty ideas pledged their Hves, their
fortunes, and their sacred honor so
that future generations of their coun
trymen might enjoy priceless freedom.
Today we are privileged to enjoy
freedom only by living decently, with
dignity and with devotion to our
--- Edna S, Zacharv
recipe for success
Many famous Americans have serv
ed as paper boys. This list includes
Eisenhower. Thomas Dewey, Bob
Hope, Bmg Crosby, Thomas Edison
and many others. What do you sell?
KffitHp S Row“n
Dream Of The
For here once walked the men of
The sons of hope and pain and
Upon their foreheads truth’s bright
The li^ht of the sun in their coun
And their lips singing a new song—
A song for ages yet unborn,
For us the children that came after
“O new and mighty world to be!”
“O land majestic, free, unbounded!”
This was the vision, this was the fade
Tread softly, softly now these yellow
This was the grail, the living light
Speak gently, gently on these muted
Now down the trackless hollow years
That swallowed them but not their
We send response—
“O lusty singer, dreamer, pioneer.
Lord of the wilderness, the unafraid.
Tamer of darkness, fire and flood.
Of the soaring spirit winged aloft
On the plumes of agony and death—
Hear us, O hear!
The dream still lives.
It lives, it hves.
And shall not die!”
Annual Lost Colony
Celebration To Be Held
Friday, July 20, will be annual
Negro Day at the Waterside Theatre,
scene of Paul Green’s Symphonic
Drama, “The Lost Colony.” Dr. S. D.
Williams, president of the Elizabeth
City State College is chairman for
the occasion, and the main address
will be delivered by Dr. Thomas A.
Poag, instructor at the Tennesse A.
and I. College and president of the
Southeastern Theatre Conference.
The “Lost Colony” is known far
and wide as North Carolina’s tribute
to American democracy. It has been
praised by professional and amateur
critics alike, and has been enjoyed
by over 500,000 people.
The drama opened on July 4, 1937,
to memoralize the two events which
occurred at Fort Raleigh, the estab
lishment of the first English colonies
in America and the birth of Virginia
Dare, the first English child born in
the New World. It was to be a more
or less local, one-season production
repeated only in certain commemor
In that first year, however, Dare
Country discovered that it had a
“hit” on its hands, for the season was
hardly finished when requests for its
repetition began flowing in from both
sides of the Atlantic.
Again in 1938 it was produced with
even more enthusiastic response, and
this brought the turning point in the
history of the production. Assured
that millions of people were interested
in the play and its historic location,
the Roanoke Island Historical Associa
tion decided to present the drama
summer after summer. The Waterside
Theatre which had been built for a
single season was improved to resist
wind and rain and the ravages cf
time, and Paul Green’s symphonic
drama continued its remarkable run.
A Drivers Education and Training
Course will be held at the College
All persons wishing to enroll must
have above-average skill in driving,
driver’s license, and at least three
years of driving experience.
Twenty-five dollar scholarships are
available. If interested, apply to John
Noe, State Department of Education,
Raleigh, N, C,
A publisher, known for his loqua
ciousness, returned home from a stag
“Did you have a good time?” his
“Oh, so-so,” he replied.
“Who interrupted you?” she quip