State Teachers College News Letter
Elizabeth City, N. C., May 1952
112 SENIORS WILL RECEIVE DEGREES
GRADUATING CLASS ALSO
The following students have com
pleted all of their requirements and
are candidates for the Bachelor of
William Lankford Jefferson
Velma Bethana Wall
George Edward Clarke
Bennie Lee Williams
Mary Elizabeth Albritton
Roxie Evelyn Lowe
Thelma Leigh Balmer
Ruby Clydia Lyons
Trychateen Baggette Jones
Mattie Redwood Welch
Bertha Dozier Abott
Louzianne Cobb Alderman
Elizabeth Susan Bagwell
Viola Iris Bonnett
Martha Eleanor Booker
Doris Lucille Boyd
Novella Calvert Branche
Rosie Slade Bryant
Jessye Spruill Bush
Nita Louise Clement
Dorothy Delores Cole
Mildred Elizabeth Cole
Ernestine Davis Cordon
Viola Simpson Coston
Joshua Henry Crunim
Audrey Novella Dalton
Gwendolyn Kilby Dickerson
Lucy Lee Dickson
Geraldine Theajunia Ealey
Emma Grevesse Faison
Florence Elma Franklin
Edith Mae Catling
Mertah Lee Cause
Roy Lee Gerald
Gertrude Alberta Gibbs
Louise Moore Gore
Camilla Joan Gormandy
Phillip Green, Jr.
Rudell Rosa Grissett
Alice Louise Hale
Elton C. Hall
Mary Ruth Harker
Lillian Wall Harrell
Verline Lee Hawkins
Mary Magdalene Rudd
Naomi Parker Savage
Ida Elizabeth Scott
Robert Henry Scott
Mildred Josie Simpson
Helen Mae Smith
Agnes L. Spiers
Helen Ann Stokes
Beulah Rice Sutton
Luvenia A. Swain
John Richard Thompson
-Mary Colvin Hayes
Evelyn Rose Hodges
^larjorie Pailin Holley
(See SENIORS page 4)
Many Events Crowd College
Week as School Year Ends
Saturday, May 24, is Alumni Day,
and many former graduates are ex
pected back to enjoy the well planned
program, and to renew old friend
ships. The scheduled program for that
day is: general meeting of Alumni
10:30; Alumni Luncheon, 1:30; State
Teachers College Baseball Team vs.
A & T College; Junior Oratorical Con
test, sponsored by the Alumni, 3:00;
and the Alumni Reception at 8:00
concludes the events of the day.
Sunday, May 2.5, at 3:00 P.M.
Baccalaureate Services will be held in
Moore Hall on the college campus.
Reverend Spencer L. Scott, Jr., one
of the outstanding graduates of the
college, will deliver the sermon. Rev
erend Scott has also been graduated
from Virginia Union University, Rich
Monday, May 26, will be Annual
Awards Day. At this time students
who are outstanding for academic
achievement and extra-curricular act
ivities for the school of 1951-52 will
be honored. On Monday evening sen
ior class night will be observed.
Tuesday morning, May 27, at 10:30,
Dr. Hornell Norris Harte, Professor
of Sociology at Duke University will
deliver the Commencement Address.
Dr. S. D. Williams, president of the
college, will confer upon the graduat
ing seniors the Bachelor of Science
Degree. Mr. F. P. Shields, president
of Alumni Association, will welcomc
seniors into the Alumni Chapter.
DR. S. D. WILLIAMS
Dr. S. D. Williams has recently
been named to the board of the
North Carohna Tuberculosis Associa
Rand Gives Annual Concert
IS WELL RECEIVED
On May 23, 1952, in Moore Hall
Auditorium, the Senior Art Society
presented an organ-piano rectal at
10:00 A.M., featuring Misses Evelpi
A Johnson at the piano and E. Ehz-
abeth Lambert at the organ. They
were assisted by Misses Margia Bur
den, soprano; Hattie Gray, soprano;
and Robert Hailes, tenor.
Ariosa by Bach; Mediation
(“Thias”) by Massennet, and Onen-
tale by Cui were played by the pia
nist and organist at the beginning of
Miss Burden sang, God Give Me
Mountains” by Rasbach and C ouds
by Charles, Miss Grey sang Solvejgs
Song (“Peer Gynt Suite”) by Grieg,
“The Lord’s Prayer” by Malotte. Bot i
were accompanied by Miss Johnson.
“O No John”, an English folk song,
was by Miss Gray and Mr. Robert
Accompanied by Miss Lambert,
Miss Gray and Mr. Hailes sang,
“Come, Come I Love You Only.
Kern’s Show Boat Medley, played by
Misses Johnson and Lambert, con
cluded the program.
The College Band closed a succec-
year with the presentation of the
fourth annual concert on May 15.
The program included a wide rangs
of selections which carried audience
appeal. While holding to the tradi
tional method of band presentation,
the group rendered popular and Hght
Though graduation and the armed
service had taken a number of our
key players, the director had mads
shifts to bridge the gap. Alfred Mar-
bley, former alto saxophone player
was shifted to B flat sousaphone; Wil
liam Jefferson from B-flat trumpet to
baritone horn, and Nancy Gary from
snare drum to bell lyre. A new sec
tion, the B flat mellophone, with Lu
cinda Busch, Repsie Warren and Ge
neva Cogdell, won great applause.
This performance was the last for
certain pioneer members, including
Lucy Dixon, WilHam Jefferson, James
Wilkes and Bennie Wilhams.
Durham, N. H.—(I.P.) —An exten
sive campaign is underway on the
campus of the University of New
Hampshire campus. Every member of
the Senior Class as the prelude in
putting into effect a reunion gift plan
which woidd bring over $30,000 to
the University on the occasion of the
Class’ 25th reunion in 1977. Endorsed
recently by Senior Class Officers, the
gift plan would have each member
of the Class of ’52 buying a life in
surance pohcy for $1,000 and making
the beneficiary of that pohcy whom
ever he chooses. The $100 individual
reunion gift will come from the earn
ings of the policy so that the gift will
actually cost nothing and will earn
I additional profit.
1951 GRADUATES HOLD
According to information received
from Dean W. P. Jones, most of the
-951 graduates were successful in se-
C’;ring good teaching positions. Many
others who completed their college
Aork last summer or during the fall
and winter quarters of this year and
will receive the degree this year are
already holding teaching positions.
Dean Jones also reported that pros
pects for employment of the 1952
graduates are very good. Teaching lo
cations of 1951 graduates who an
swered a recent questionnaire are giv
Eula B. Askew, Vann High School,
Annie E. Banks, Mclver High
Helen E. Beasley, Caswell County
Training School, Yanceyville.
Lucy K. Boney, Chinquapin Ele
mentary School, Chinquapin.
Clarine Boone, Buckland High
Blonnie O. Boykin, State School for
Blind and Deaf, Raleigh.
William A. Branch, Cool Springs
Azzie Lee Brown, Perry High
Gladys E. Brown, Skippers School,
Washington Chapman, Pitt County.
Jesse Frank Clay, Red Springs High
School, Red Springs.
Ruth McCoy Creecy, Camden Con
solidated School, Sawyers Creek.
Mamie Rea Crowell, Inborden Ele
mentary School, Enfield.
Carrie Dell Daniels, Jacksonville,
Irene E. Daniels, Quanquay School,
Nellie R. Drew, Carver Elementary
School, Columbia, S. C.
Olivia Jane Gardner, Mt. Mariah
Edith N. George, Surrey County
Zelma Brown George, Sussex Conn
ing School, Waverly, Va.
Hortense Gordon, Fredericks Hall,
Annie Coley Grant, East End
Minnie Greene, Efland, N. C.
Mary Jean Harris, Semora, N. C.
Verna B. Hood, Warren Elemen
tary Schol, Devereaux, Ga.
Alberta Lee James, J. E. Shepard
Mabel Ann Johnson, Castalia
Juanita Kenan, Duplin County
Training School, Warsaw.
Ola E. Lane, Franklin, Virginia.
Ruth E. Lassiter, Bertie County.
Alma Ree Little, Stokes, N. C.
Blanche Moore Marsh, Allen Chap
el, Thomson, Ga.
Mamie Martin, Jefferson Elemen-
(See GRADUATES page 4)