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State Teachers College News Letter
Elizabeth City, N. C., December, 1952
AT ELIZABETH CITY
The North Carolina Negro College
Conference held the twenty-seventh
annual session at Elizabeth City on
November 12. Its theme was “The
Responsibility of the Colleges for Pre
paring their Students for Fuller Oc
cupational Participation in American
Dr. Baer Speaks at Opening Session
Dean Wendell P. Jones extended
greetings on behalf of the College,
at the morning session which began at
10:00 A.M. Following the reports of
the standing committees, Dr. Max
Baer, President of the National Voca
tional Guidance Association, Washing
ton, D. C., spoke on the theme; “The
Responsibility of Colleges for Prepar
ing Their Students for Fuller Occupa
tional Participation in American
The speaker talked of the im
portance of the maintainance of a
high level of employment and produc
tion. In answering the question. What
can Colk-f'es do to promote fuller Oc
cupational participation in American
Life? he emphasized that they can
carry on research, study agencies and
employment services, establish joint
agencies for following-up students,
create opportunities for jobs and train
more young Negroes for jobs.
Dr. Baer further urged that there
be classes in occupational information
for freshmen; that representatives of
(See Conference, Page 4)
Peace on Earth, Good Will To Men
DEAN’S LIST FOR FALL
President S. D. Williams gives his best wishes for a happy reign o
the Homecoming Queen, Mary Basnight. This charming lass, a sop omore,
is attended by Ernestine Gamer, a senior, and Margaret Lewis, a freshman.
The concert opera. Carmen Jones,
proved to be the best entertairmient
given here during the first quarter.
Two days before the performance,
a brief review of the original opera.
Carmen, was given during the Assem
bly hour. The cast and scenes were
discussed, and a few recordings of the
outstanding songs were played.
Everyone present, from the time
the curtain was opened for the first
act until it was closed at the end of
the entire performance, was filled
with joy and laughter.
The characters were excellent, es
pecially Muriel Rahn, who is noted as
Carmen, the leading character in the
opera. The story was realistic, inter
esting and well understood.
The opera was valuable for stu
dents because it was one studied in
— Mary Gatling
The Christmas portion of “The
Messiah” by George F. Handel was
presented by the College Choir as an
annual program on Sunday afternoon,
December 14. The Oratorio, a story
of the birth of Christ set to music,
consisted of a prelude, a pastoral sym-
(See Messiah, Page 4)
According to information released
by Dean Wendell P. Jones, three se
niors led the Dean’s List for the Fall
Quarter by maintaining academic av
erages of “A” or 3.00. These students
who were enrolled in Student Teach
ing were Winnie L. Durante, Rosa L.
Ebron and Pecola Bowser Reynolds.
Others on the Dean’s List earned
grade averages of B (2.00) or better
during the quarter. They were:
Charles E. Boone, Roland Bowser,
Ruth Bracy, Julia Brown, Winston
Brown, John Bynum, Hilah F. Coop
er, Gilbert Cradle, Evelyn Dillard,
Doris E. Flood, Ernestine Garner,
Nancy Gary, Edna Hayes, Myrtle Hill,
Queen Hinton, Addie P. Hodges, Saw
yer Holley, Hildred Holmes, Queen
Hudson, Francine Jeffries, Montrose
Jenkins, Elsie M. Miller, Sarah M.
Moore, Dorothy McCoy, Margaret
McDonald, Vernon Randall, Reginald
Rhoe, Carroll Rodgers, Annie O.
Pearlene Alston, Dollie Best, Mary
Bullock, Thelma Davis, Edith Felton,
Maurice Freeman, Sarah Freeman,
Shirley Harrison, Herman Horne, Cal-
lie Mouran, Doris Perry, Nina C. Per
ry, Nina Richardson, Mary E. Rob
erts, Doris Smith, Fannie Taylor, Earl
Thomas, Bettye Tillery.
Alice Alston, Caroline Banks, Anna
Battle, Erma Bright, Ophelia Broad
nax, Olethia Davis, Mary L. Gatling,
Dewildera Pope, Joan Qualls, Jane
Sawyer, Agnes Shaw, Delorice Tay
lor, Repsie Warren, Melvin White,
Florine Barco, Bertha Cooper, Mar
tha Coward, Legusta Floyd, Barbara
Hardy, Robert Harvey, Geraldine
Jones, Georgia King, Margaret Lewis,
Cornelius Page, Elsie Sharpe, Sarah
Staton, Audrey Wyant.
The open shelf system in the Li
brary is becoming increasingly popu
lar with students for its affords easy
access to all books.
Librarians realize that a good teach
er awakens a student’s interest in a
subject, and this causes him to go to
the Library with a list of suggested
readings. It is highly important that
he be able to find authoritative books
on the stibject in which he is develop
ing an interest. The open-shelf sys
tem meets this challenge.
The Curriculum Library is andther
asset, especially for cadet teachers. In
this area, there is much material for
the asking. However, the Curriculum
Library is in the developing stage.
The use of it by the students will en
able the librarians to know the varied
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