North Carolina Newspapers

    State Teachers College News Letter
Volume 15 Elizabeth City, N. C., December, 1954 Number 2
m Qlltrt&tmas
Homecoming Parade
A Success
On Saturday morning, November
13, one of the best annual Homecom
ing Parades left Elizabeth City State
Teachers College campus. A number
of floats and decorated cars, repre
senting the various organizations that
are affiliated with tlie college, were
led by the R. L. Vann High School
Band, Other bands appearing in the
parade were Pasquotank Elementary
School, P. W, Moore High School,
Winston-Salem Teachers College, J.
J, Clemmons High School, and Eliz
abeth City State Teachers College
The parade started from the north
eastern end of the campus and pro
ceeded through the business section
of Elizabeth City, and back to the
campus. For a change of pattern,
bands were stationed at various mu
nicipal intersections and fell in line
as the parade moved on.
Cash Awards were given for the
best and most original floats. First
place went to the Young Women’s
Christian Association. The College
Players took second place, and Delta
Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated,
won third honor.
Everyone who was responsible for
the parade deserves praise, especially
Mr. W. J. Muldrow who served as
marshal. Teamwork gave us a won
derful parade and spirited the foot
ball team on to victory. Who could
ask for more?
—Yvonne Bland
Noted Educator
Delivers Address
The college family enjoyed on Nov
ember 19, an inspirational and edu
cational speech by Dr. Gerald Priestly,
educator, historian and lecturer.
The students and faculty members
were held spellbound and they visited
vicariously with him Rome, London.
Berhn and many other points of in
In his inspiring message he brought
out the facts that each of us is en-
Saged in the struggle of education
for survival, and when there is no
vision the people perish. He explained
that Americans are the leaders of a
free world and this free world is look
ing to the youth of today for leader
Dr. Priestly also said that we live
in a world where fifty per cent of the
people cannot read or write, and
that it is impossibe to have a democ
racy when we are bound by super
stition and ignorance.
He closed his enlightening messa'^e
encouraging men to fight because the
temple of mankind is erected by men
who fight rather than those who
This rich, dynamic address was tho-
■■oughly enjoyed, for it aroused the
‘ludience to the responsibilities of in-
tlividuals and true citizens of America.
Edward Stanley, director of public
relations for NBC Radio and Tele
vision, spoke to the students Novem
ber 3, at which time he discussed
“Education Through Television.”
Stanley opened his talk by compar
ing television with the spoken word
of years ago, which was then the
only means of obtaining news. Growtli
of philharmonic orchestras was attri
buted to radio and television which
enabled more people to enjoy the
Television, Stanley said, requires a
different style of presentation of mus
ic, and that all types of operas can
be presented with the same effective
ness as on the real stage. Each per
former, he continued, is required to
do an outstanding job on T. V.
The field of social studies, which
includes civics, history and sociology
has been greatly aided through pre
sentation of those subjects on televis
ion, the speaker declared. He said
many shows, especially on Sunday
afternoons, feature non- segregated
yovmg people interviewing top offic
Stanley believes that within a few
years there will be courses in How to
Read a Screen, just as we now have
courses on How to Read the Written
S.T.C. Players in “Clarence” Oct. 3rd
The College Players will present
“Clarence”, a three-act comedy by
Booth Tarkington, in the College
Auditorium on Thursday, February 3
at 8:15 P.M. The production is under
the direction of Mrs. Edythe Bagley.
I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day
I heard the bells on Christmas day
Their old familiar carols play,
And wild and sweet the words repeat
Of peace on earth, good will to men.
I thought how, as the day had come
The belfries of all Christiendom
Had rolled along th’un broken song
Of peace on earth, good will to men.
And in despair I bow’d my head;
“There is no peace on earth”, I said.
For hate is strong and mocks the song
Of peace on earth, good will to men.
Then pealed the bells more loud
and deep:
“God is not dead, nor doth he sleep;
The wrong shall fail, the right prevail,
Witli peace on earth, good will to men.
Are you willing to believe that love
is the strongest thing in the world—
stronger than hate, stronger than evil,
stronger than death—and that the
blessed life which began in Beth
lehem nineteen hundred years ago is
the image and brightness of the
Eternal Love? Then you can keep
Christmas. And if you keep it for a
day, why not always? But you can
never keep it alone.
George R. Little, Trustee, Passes
Mr. George R. Little, chairman of
the Board of Trustees of the Elizabeth
City State Teachers College, died on
November 15 after a brief illness. Mr.
Little was appointed to the board in
1927 and was made chairman in 1932.
His membership on the board was
characterized by his sympathetic un
derstanding of the problems faced by
the board and by his loyalty and inter
est in the college at all times. Even
though he was active in many civic
and religious organizations, he always
found time to devote to the college.
He wanted the institution to be an
asset to the community and constantly
sought ways and means to promote its
interests and activities.
Mr. Little had the unique distinc
tion of having served on the board
with each of the four presidents of
the institution. To each of them he
gave loyal support, wise counselling
and sympathetic understanding. He
watched the growth of the college
from a two-year normal school to a
four-year college and used his energ
ies in helping it to receive national,
state and regional accreditation.
While the chairman of the Board
of Trustees, Mr. Little was instrument
al in helping the institution secure
federal and state funds for its expan
sion program. Highly respected by
citizens in all walks of life, he will be
mourned by all. To his family the
college extends its deepest sympathy.
On November 11, a special assem
bly, sponsored by the Veteran Club,
was held in the college auditorium in
observance of what is now known as
Veterans Day.
The program was opened by “M.
C.” James Whitaker who gave the
audience a statement of the signifi
cance of the day. The purpose of the
Veterans Club was given by Clarence
Revelle, after which a poem entitled
“The Test” was read by Lonnie Davis.
Ceclephus Everett delivered the morn
ing speech: “Why W’e Celebrate Vet
erans Day.” The hearts of the aud
ience warmed, as he related the history
of Veterans Day to the present. To
conclude the program Mr. Moses gave
the name and rank of Veterans on
the campus, including the faculty.
From the general comments on the
program, it was well received by the
audience. Let’s take om hats off to
the veterans of S.T.C.’s campus for
a job well done and hope to see more
activities sponsored by them.
—Lonnie Davis
—Henry Van Dyke
Jean Whitfield (Miss Homecoming), Virginia Washmgton,
and Carlise Hardy

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