State Teachers College News Letter
Elizabeth City, N. C., November, 1954
HOMECOMING NOVEMBER 13
S.T.C. STAGES PRE
The opening of the tall session of
Elizabeth City State Teachers College
began on September 7, when staff
members convened for the pre-open-
ing conferences. The theme was “The
hiiprovement of College Instruction.”
On September 7, President Sidney
D. Williams presided at the opening
meeting and outlined the scope of the
sessions. September 8 and 9 were giv
en over to group and panel discus
sions of the various phases of -cGllege
instruction, under the general direc
tion of Dean George L. Davis, assist
ed by faculty members.
President and Mrs. Williams enter
tained members of the faculty at a
dinner on Thursday, at which time the
guest speaker for the occasion was
W. T. Greene, executive secretary.
North Carolina Teachers Association,
who discussed “Institutions of Higher
Education and Professional Organiza
S.T.C. GETS TWO NEW
Two new dormitories are being e-
rected on the college campus. One
dormitory will house women students,
and the other will house faculty wo
Located adjacent to the athletic
field and to the rear of the Fine Arts
and Physical Education Building,
these dormitories will occupy a beau
tiful site on the college campus and
""ill add much to the growth and de-
'elopment of the institution.
These dormitories are unique in
architectural design. Each dormitory
will contain approximately thirty-six
bedrooms, each two being connected
by a semi-private bath. A laundry and
hair dressing parlor will be on each
floor. Disassociated from the living
quarters will be the service area which
"'ill include a reception room, game
room, kitchenette and .storage space
for trunks and other materials. There
"'ill also be a lounge on each floor.
It is expected that these buildings will
form one of the most attractive groups
on the campus.
new members join S.T.C.
At a meeting of the News Letter on
September 27, five new members were
added to the staff. Three former mem
bers, including Lonnie Davis, who has
leen with the armed forces, also join
The new members are Osie Robin-
on, Billy Hodge and Sterling Lennon
"'ho will write on sports; Elsie Sharpe
and Alelia Koonce who will serve as
reporters and Mary Spruill, typist.
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195 4 PIRATES
TO THE FRESHMEN
To the fresmen of 1954: We wel
come you wholeheartedly and hope
that you will enjoy the full four years
of your college life.
The sophomores are very happy
that you will take the places they held
last lear and hope sincerely that you
will succeed to the higher steps of
learning. The juniors are thrilled be
cause you are here, and they, too, are
hoping that you will be successful.
The seniors know you are standing
where they once stood, at the beginn
ing of the ladder. They will tell you
it is not hard to step up this ladder
if you are willing to work.
Sophomores, juniors and seniors are
happy to welcome you; in fact the
school as a whole. All hope that you
will never fail to ask for help when
it is needed, for it is our desire to
guide you and set you on the right
To be successful we must work to
day, tomorrow and the next days,
However when this goal is reached,
we shall not be all, but only a part of
the way. We never learn enough, nor
can we learn too much. We simply
make preparation for more.
DR. G. L. DAVIS SPEAKS
On Sunday, October 24, Dr. G. L.
Davis, Dean of the college, addressed
the student body on Integration in
He pointed out tlie states that had
integrated Catholic schools and those
that did not have integrated schools
before the Supreme Court ruled the
dicision in May, 19.54.
In his discussion he asked several
questions and answt;red them. Some
of his questions were: Do integrated
schools cause integrated marriages?
Will Negro teachers be without jobs:
\\'ill there be a riot before the schools
COLLEGE WELCOMES NEW
The College is happy to welcome
new staff members. The following ad
ditions have been made.
In the department of Music are
Miss Charlotte A. Butts and Miss
Edna L. Davis. Miss Butts, a grad
uate of Hampton Institute, holds a
Mus. B. in Voice from Boston Univer
sity. Miss Davis of Sumter, South
Carolina, is a graduate of Tuskegee
Institute and also Oberlin Conserva
tory from which she received the
masters degree in Music Education.
She has taught previously at Jackson
College in Jackson, Mississippi.
Miss Ethel Keels, a native of Lynch
burg, South Carolina, and graduate of
Virginia State College, is secretary
to the Dean of the College.
Mr. C. W. Gregory of LaGrange,
North Carolina, is instructor in the
department of Social Studies. He is
a graduate of North Carolina College.
Teaching Biology is Mr. Joseph I.
White of Durham, North Carolina,
who is also a North Carolina College
Dr. Ethna Beulah Winston of Wind
sor, Connecticut, is professor in the
departments of Education and English.
A graduate of Miner Teachers College,
Howafd University, and Columbia
University and also an experienced
educator. Dr. Winston has made many
contributions. She has been active in
Social Service and Student Personnel
Administration. She has also published
several writings including articles in
In closing he answered questions
that were asked by the student body,
and memljers of the faculty.
Elizabeth City State Teachers Col-
1 e g e student counselor program as
conducted by the dean of women,
Mrs. Carolyn Robertson Payton, has
proved to be successful.
There were twenty young women of
the junior class who were selected by
the dormitory directresses Mrs. M. L.
Carter and Mrs. B. A. Jordan for the
role of counselors on the basis of their
scholarship and sociometric techni
Those students selected to serve
as counselors returned to school one
week prior to the opening date to at
tend a workshop in “Counselling by
The student counselors are: Misses
Yvonne Bland of Disputanta, Va.;
Evangelist Brinson of Wilmington;
Martha Coward of Greenville; Irene
Exum of Whitakers; Earline Joyner
of Greenville, Ga.; Lois King of Mont-
Clair, N. J.; Geraldine Jones of White-
ville; Myrtle O. Johnson of Woods-
dale; Iris Thompson of Fairmont; An
na M. White of Elizabeth City; Doris
Wynn of Suffolk, Va.; and Mesdanies
Gloria Reid Avery of Henderson and
Vivian Harris Burke of Charlotte.
“The Gentleman of the Week”
By a majority vote of the Student
Council, Albert Horne, a sophomore
of Rocky Mount, was chosen “Gentle
man” for the week of October 8. A-
long with this title he also received a
Horne was chosen for his overall
personahty, including courtesy, r e-
spect, manhood, spiritual and moral
“The Gentleman of the Week” is
only one of the many projects of the
Student Council for this school year.