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STATE TEACHERS COLLEGE NEWS LETTER
From the opening whistle to the
final buzzer, the Pirates were in in
spired team as H. Freeman dumped
an easy lay up shot for a quick
2-0 lead. The entire first half was a
display of defensive power as the
scoring was held to a minimum. The
half ended with Elizabeth City on
the long end of a 29-19 score.
The scoring of the first two periods
was confined to set shots, with A
Marbley and H. Freeman being con
sistent in their attempts from some
After the intermission the Trojans
cane back with determinatioii to
erase the ten point deficit that faced
them. Herpert and Davis were the
sparks tliat ignited the flame that
blanketed the score and narrowed
it to 44-40, as the teams went into
the final quarter.
The fourth quarter found P. James
consistently hitting from the outside.
The gaine was actually decided in this
qjarter. The score was knotted at
49-47; the Trojans were unable to
break into the scoring column, as the
whistle blew-47-61 E.C.S.T.C.
Standouts for Elizabeth City de
fense were E. Brown, S. Burrell and
the usual play of J. D. Greer. Nor
folk State was paced by Harris, Her
pert and Woodland.
BOWSER, CRADI.E, RANDALL
AND RODGERS AT WESTERN
Four 195.3 graduates of the Eliz
abeth City State Teachers College,
who were outstanding during their
undergraduate days, are enrolled in
the graduate division of Western
Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio.
All four were students while at
S.T.C, and participated in many of
the extra-curricular activities.
Bowser who reminds one of a
diplomatic statesman, was Editor-in-
Chief of the campus new'spaper, a
sohst in the college choir, and held
membership in many other organiza
Cradle, who is ingenious, influen
tial, and excessively tactful, was a
member of the Dramatic Club and a
campus representative for the Camel
Randall was a noted athlete in
basketball, football and baseball. For
Iiis great feats, Randall was selected
TO the first team of the 19.53 Eastern
Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Fullback State. In baseball he was a
pitcher and held down first base.
One of the wittiest young men to hit
thiS campus was Carroll Rodgers, who
"'as known for his faint laughter, bull
session discussions, and athlete ability.
Rodgers was the center on the grid
iron and proved that the myth, that
athletes are not good students, is bunk.
He confined his basketball playing to
to the intra-mural league.
Periodically, Bowser, Cradle, Ran
dall and Rodgers were honor roll stu
dents. It is assumed that this qua'^tet
of collegians, who once attended our
«'fiool, is still doing well.
globe of SPORTS
Ezzard Charles is now consideded
the number 2 contender for Rocky
Marcianos crown. Charles’ k.o.’d Coley
Wallace in his last start and is asking
for a June title bout with Marciano.
By the help of television it is esti
mated that people all over the U.S.
have seen more boxing this year than
Virginia State captured the invita
tional tournament at Greensboro, N. C.
January 1st and 2nd. Teams which
were present were representatives of
the C.I.A.A. and S.I.A.C, conferences.
Randy Tootle, a former basketball
player of Elizabeth City is now play
ing with an army team in Kentucky.
Bevo Francis of Rio Grande College
today is the hottest player in basket
ball, he scored 351 points in eight
The Duke Blue Devils’ basketball
team worked their way through the
Dixie Classic to become the champs
for the first time.
Ernest (Husky) Davis, the captain
of the Pirates 1952-53 championships’
basketball team, is now serving with
the Armed Forces in Europe.
WANTED A MAN
Thousands of people each day read
the “want ad” section of their respect
ive daily papers. Some in search of
property, some in search of antiques,
and still a larger number looking for
positions and jobs.
These ads vary in structure and
connotation; however each one aims
to make itself very clear. Some day
one might be surprised to see an ad
that reads as follows:
“A man who can find things to be
done without the help of a manager
and three assistants.
A man who gets to work on time
in the morning and does not im
peril the lives of others in an at
tempt to be the first to quit work
in the evening.
A man who is neat in appearance
and does not sulk because of an
hour overtime in emergencies.
A man who listens carefully when
he is spoken to and asks only
enough questions to insure the ac
curate carrying out of instructions.
A man wdio does not pity himself
for having to work.
A man who, when he does not
know. Says: “I don’t know,” and
when he is asked to do anything
says, “I’ll try.”
If such an ad should appear do you
honestly think you could fill the bill?
—A. A. Greenlee
With Washington taking the shirts
off everyone’s back, it s a lucky thing
they’ve got some bureaus to keep
Many a love nest has been broken
up by a lark.
St. Augustine Tops
Elizabeth City 70-60
By AI Marbley
Raleigh, N. C. Jan. 5, 1954—St.
Augustine team chalked up another
victory in turning back S.T.C., 70-60
in a non-conference game. St. Augus
tine quint made five fast baskets be
fore the Pirates could get a look at
The first quarter closed with St.
Augustine out in front 23-9. S.T.C.
came back in the second qiiarter with
even play, each team scoring 14
points a piece. The half time score
The Pirates fought back hard all
through the third and fourth periods
but were never able to regain the
points lost in the first quarter. In the
closing minutes of the fourth quarter
the Elizabeth City Pirates pulled
within eigth points of the lead but
were unable to hold it, with the
game closing. The highest scorer for
St. Augustine was C. Burke with 25
and D. Young with 13. For the Pir
ates H. Freeman dropped in 28, Al
Marbley 13 and J. Greer 10, S. Bur
rell and Ends Brown were the Pirates
work horses on defense.
Shaw Bears Stop
Pirates 62 - 58
Littleton, N. C. Dec. 17, 1953—
Outscored in the first quarter, the
Elizabeth City Pirates put on scoring
splurges in the following three periods
but were unable to stop the Bears
scoring five which caused the Pirates
to suffer their second defeat.
The Bears took an early lead with
the first period ending 19-10. The
Pirates came back the second quarter
and outscored the Bears with the
first half ending 30-29 in fa\ or of the
The Elizabeth City quint continued
their scoring in the third quarter
with Harry Freeman pushing from
all angles. Along with Freeman, S.
Hubbard, a freshman on the Pirates
team, turned in an excellent perform
ance. By the end of the third period
the Pirates were leading 47-38.
At the beginnig of the fourth quar
ter, Big Jones and Lewis of the Bears
began dropping the ball through nets
and tied the game up with three
minutes of playing time left. The
Pirates were unable to stop the Sliaw
Bears from scoring with the time
running out. The Bears outscored
their Ehzabeth City rivals 62-58. The
high scorer for the Bears was S.
Lewis with 26, and the Pirates high
est scorer was Harry Freeman with 29.
S. Hubard was second highest scorer
for the Elizabeth City quint with 10.
WHIZ KIDS, TOPS IN
The intramural basketball games are
really something this year. The Whiz
Kids have leaped out in front with a
2-0 record. The first win came as the
Kids beat the Panthers 46-28. Then
the Kids came back later to clean the
first place Trotters .30-28.
Oscar Blakey top wheel in the Whiz
Kid machine has shown intramural
players how the game should be play
Basketball is taking its annual posi
tion in the w'orld of sports which has
undergone many changes. It has re
solved from the starting type of game
to a more active game. Fans all over
the nation aren’t looking for individ
ual scoring ability but the more thrill
ing action of the entire team. More
group movement in basketball is
seen where the individual player has
Basketball is a game as “old as the
hills” with a very few changes yearly.
As a matter of fact, there hasn’t been
a change in the scoring of the game
since the beginning with the exception
of free throws.
The Pirates of S.T.C. started their
season off, playing three non-confer
ence games, dropping the first three
and winning their first conference
game. Coach Robert Vaughan has had
trouble in trying to find a combination
w'ith smooth operation. After returning
a week early from the holidays for
practice, the team as a whole has
PIRATES BOW TO WINSTON-
The S.T.C. Pirates bowed to a fast
five of Winston-Salem on the night
of December 15. This was the season’s
opener for the Pirates and a chance
for the coach to check on weak spots.
During the first half the Pirates
seemed to have had more spunk than
in the second half, for in the second
half they couldn’t seem to get set.
Greer, Freeman and Hubbard were
the top scorers for the Pirates.
Since this game was not a con
ference game, it does not count against
the Pirates in conference play. How
ever, they ha\’e five conference teams
to beat and also to plan for the
E.I.A.C. tournament which will be
held here March 5 and 6.
Let’s hope that the Pirates can
bring another championship home.
State Teachers College
Elizabeth City N. C.
“Pirates Home Basketball
SCHEDULE FOR 1953-54
Dec. 15—Winston-Salem Teachers
Jan. 9—Norfolk State *
Jan. 19—St. Augustines College
Jan. 22—Storer College °
Jan. 29—Minor Teachers College °
Jan. 20—Livingstone College “
Feb. 4—Deleware State College
F'eb. 6—St. Pauls (Free TV set given
to the holder of the lucky ticket)
Feb. 10—Va. Seminary & College °
Feb. 27—Fayetteville State °
March 5 & 6—E.I.A.C. Tournament
° Indicates Conference Games
Starting Time 8 P.M.
All Games Dill Be Played At The