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State Teachers College News Letter
Elizabeth City, N. C., March 1953
PIRATES DEFEAT BRONCS 84-81 IN E.I.A.C. FINALS !!!
Winter Quarter Dean’s
List is Announced
“A” Honor List
Freshman: Audrey S. Wyant.
“B” Honor List
Charles E. Boone, Roland Bowser,
Julia E. Brown, Winston Brown, Gil
bert Cradle, Winnie Durante, Doris
E. Flood, Nancy Jane Gary, Edna
Hayes, Queen Esther Hinton, Addie
Pearl Hodges, Francine Jeffries, Elsie
Miller, James Pailin, Nina Perry, Ver
non Lee Randall, Reginald Rlioe, Ni
na G. Richardson, Carroll M, Rodgers,
Lendora Whitaker, Ernest Williams,
Rosa Ebron and Atlas Davis.
Pearhne Alston, Elsie Leigh Bal-
mer, Carolina Deal Banks, Dollie
Best, Elaine Brown, George L. Brown,
Mary Ella Bullock, Santiago W. Bur
rell, Naomi Close, Meanor M. Elfalon,
Edith Felton, Maurice Boomer Free
man, Sarah B. Freeman, Shirley Har
rison, Martha Alma Knight, Amaza M.
Manley, Clinton Patterson, Doris Oli
via Perry, Mary Roberts, Agnes L.
Shaw, Earl Thomas, Bettye Lee Til
lery, Repsie Warren, Luther Wil
liams, Melvina G. Young.
Alice Alston, Anna Louise Battle
Erma Bright, Encis T. Brown, Mar-
ceil G, Brown, Olethia E. Davis, Wy-
nola E. Davis, Mary Lillie Gatling,
Gretchen Hughes, Mary Wise, Dewil
dera Pope, Delorice Taylor, Estella H.
Simons, Melvin White, Jean O. Wil
lianis, Gilbertine Winslow.
Florine A. Barco, Oscar L. Blakey,
Martha Lee Coward, Irene Exum, Le
gusta Floyd, Barbara Louise Hardy,
Vivian M, Harris, Robert E. Harvey,
Geraldine Jones, Georgia Lois King
Cornelius Page, Sarah Beatrice Staton
Iris Lee Thompson, Gladys C. Trot-
Queen E. Hudson to
Reign as Miss S.T.C.
Queen E. Hudson was elected “Miss
S.T.C. of 19.53” by the State Teach
ers College student body on March 3.
She will be crowned during exer
cises on College Day, March 27.
Miss S.T.C. elect was graduated
from the Pamlico County Training
School, Bayboro, N. C. and Norfolk
Division of Virginia State College in
Norfolk, Va. At Pamlico County
Training School she was very active
in basketball and dramatics. She was
salutatorian of her class. Mrs. Hudson
began her work on the B. S. degree
in Elementary Education at Norfolk
Division and completed the two-year
requirement with flying colors. As a
student she was very outstanding in
Since she entered State Teachers
College in the fall of 51, Mrs. Hud
son has been on the honor roll. She
is active in the Dramatic Club, Senior
Art Society and the Future Teachers
of America. Because of her outstand
ing character, intellect, poise, digni
ty, and Christian living, she is Miss
S.T.C. of 1953.
Her attendants for the coronation
exercises will be Miss Sawyer Holley
of Edenton, N. C., and Miss Con
stance White of Whiteville, N. C.
Health Conference to
Stress TB Control
During the week of March 23-28
the National Tuberculosis Association
is sponsoring a workshop at the Col
The purpose of the workshop is to
train laymen in the work of the Tu
berculosis Association that they may
be helpful in fighting the disease.
This is the first such conference to
be held at the College and the suc
cess of it will set the pattern for
other such conferences to held in
the College of North Carolina. The
workshop is under the direction of
Mrs. Velma Turnage Joyner, the field
secretary North Carolina, and Mrs.
Thelma S. Morris, coordinator of the
National Tuberculosis Association.
Consultant from the United States
Health Department will be in at
Some topics to be discussed are;
Motivating people to have chest
Teaching Aids for Tuberculosis
Methods and Techniques of in
School and community relation
The role of the teacher in Tuber
What Health Services are available?
EASTERN DIVISION OF
PARENTS AND TEACHERS MEET
The College was host to the twen-
tieth annual one-act play festival on
February 19. Twelve high schools of
Northeastern North Carolina partici
pated in this program. They were
Tyrrell County, C. G. White, Pow-
ellsville; Spaulding High, Spring
Hope; Buckland High, Gates; Braw-
'ey High, Scotland Neck; R. L. Vann,
Ahoskie; P. w. Moore, Elizabeth
City; Pitt County, Grimesland; C. S.
Brown, Winton; Edenton High; and
T. S. Cooper, Sunbury.
Many good and interesting plays
Were presented, and a large num
ber of high school students who jour
neyed to Elizabeh City spent an en
joyable day here.
^Ir. D. Martin Bolton of the Dra
matic Department of Hampton Insti
tute served as critic judge.
The Eastern Division of North Car
olina Congress of Colored Parents and
Teachers, Inc. met here on February
28, 1953. The theme of the meeting
was, “The Role of the P.T.A. in
Greetings from the College were
extended by Dr. S. D. WilHams, pres
ident. The purpose of the workshop
was given by Mrs. Owen H. Davies,
president of the Eastern Division of
North Carolina Congress of Colored
Parents and Teachers, Inc. Topics dis
“The Role of the P.T.A. in Brint^in'^
the School and Community Closer”—
Mrs. E. A. Eaton, Department of Ed
ucation. State Teachers College, Eliz
abeth City, N. C .
“Effects of Consolidation on the
pT,A.”_Mr. R. L. Kingsbnrg. prin
cipal, Perquimans County Tr.aUiin":
School, Winfall, N. C.
“How Much Should Parents Know
About The School—Policies, Finance,
Discipline, and Curriculum”—Mr. D.
F. Walker, principal, Edenton High
School, Edenton, N. C.—Mi'. 1 E.
Jones, Acting Dean, State Teaclierj
College, Ehzabeth City.
Many representatives from local,
county, and districts attended this
meeting which proved very successful.
THE SIGMA RHO SIGMA
PRESENTS DR. J. B. BREWER
The Sigma Rho Sigma Honorary
Social Studies Club presented Dr. J.
R. Brewer, a prominent member of
the faculty of the Virginia State Col
lege, in an assembly program on Feb
In discussing his subject, “It’s Bet-
(See BREWER, page 4)
Hundreds of High School
Students in Annual Contest
The High Schools of Northeastern
North Carolina will observe the An
nual High School Day to be held at
tlie College on March 19, 1953.
During the day academic tests will
be given and choruses from the dif
ferent schools will render music. At
the evening exercises, orations and de
clamations will be presented. Con
cluding the program will be the giv
ing of awards to schools and students
on the bases of their merits.
Hundreds of students are expected
to be present to participate in this
Day Observed at STC
Graduates and friends of the Col
lege were inspired by the sixty-sec
ond Founder’s Day exercises held at
the College on March 1.
The main program beginning at
3;00 P.M. in the College auditoriiun
featured Winston Douglas, principal
of Booker T. Washington High
School, Norfolk, Virginia, and former
instructor and coach at the College,
as speaker. Greetings were also
brought by Alumni and students. Two
daughters of the Founder, Mrs. Ruth
M. Lawrence of Raleigh and Mrs.
Bessie M. Wesley of Cincinnati, and
other relatives were presented at the
close of the service.
There followed a pilgrimage to the
grave of Dr. Moore where a brief
service was held and a wreath placed
on the grave by Mrs. B. M. Wesley.
Open House was held from 4;30
to 6. Guests were refreshed in the
lounge of the Homemaking Depart
Mrs. E. A. Eaton Attends
Luther Williams as Morris Town
send and Anna Battle as Catherine
Sloper in a dramatic scene from
Henry James' story of fabulous
Mrs. E. A. Eaton attended the As
sociation for Supervision and Curri
culum Development which met in
Cleveland, Ohio, February 8-12.
There were educators from every
state in the United States totaling
Seven areas in Supervision and Cur
riculum Development were discussed
during the conference. Mrs. Eaton
worked in the division of communica
tion skills. The keynote speaker of
this area. Dr. Shoemaker of Colum
bia University, emphasized observa
tion, listening, reading, speaking,
writing, and demonstration as the
communication skills to be interpret
ed creatively and constructively for
the development of personality and
Eood human relations.
Opportunities were provided for
studying various types of group ac
One of the high lights of the con-
(See EATON, page 4)