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STATE TEACHERS COLLEGE NEWS LETTER
STATE TEACHERS COLLEGE
NEWS PRESS CLUB
Elizabeth City, N. C.
Columbia Scholastic Press Association
Editor-in-Chief Billy Hodge
Associate Editors James Godfrey,
Curtis Twine, Elsie Sharpe
Feature Editors Marvo Thomas,
Vivian Williams, Marie Riddick,
Literary Editors Irene Exum,
Sports Editors James Godfrey,
Billy Hodge, Yvonne Bland, Richard Branch,
Osie Robinson, Sterling Lennon
Reporters Annie Bailey,
Willie Jenkins, Janice Rogers,
Exchange Editors James Leathers,
Art Editors Lonnie Davis,
Typists Mary Spruill,
Managing Editor James Spence
Adviser Edna Mitchell
VICTORY IN DEFEAT
The battle for victory is a rough,
hard one almost never won in the
full sense of the word. However, at
this institution victory has l^een achi
eved in defeat.
Not many days ago our football
team played a game which they lost
(13-0) Yet in losing they looked out
in tlie darkness of defeat and saw
shining brighter than any other star—
Participating players saw Ijraveness
grow out of fearfulness; they realized
the need for harder work; tliey under
stood die basis for determining the
abilities of their team. TJiey felt an
undying love for tneir institution.
Win, lose, or draw—these players
love their team, in defeat as well as
victor’-. That is the thing that makes
one fight on when he could throw up
his hands in defeat. What is more
To defeat uncertainty; t o defeat
fear; to reahze the goal to be reached
and the never-ending support and
faith in them by all concerned—This
A CASUAL GLIMPSE AT S.T.C.
During the short period that I have
been at Elizabeth City State Teachers
College, I have noticed that approxi
mately the same few individuals take
the major responsibilities in the same
activities over and over. In my esti
mation, that is most embarrassing, be
cause not only does it tend to cause
the public to think that we are “minus”
active students, but rather it causes
students to leave the institution an
nually without knowing how to adjust
themselves in communities.
This institution offers many opport
unities to students. For example there
are: the Choir, Dramatics Club, “Y”
Associations, Newsletter, and FTA. All
of these organizations tend to bring
students close together. Thev give a
keener understanding of different tyx:ies
of people. They improve friendships.
Their doors are open; they in\ite in
terested students, But as a student
body, we fail to accept the challenge.
I belie\e that as students we should
participate in the work of the extra
curricular organizations, for they fit
us for life s complex struggles.
SOME ASPECTS OF
The May 17 Supreme Court de
cision, which in the Court’s opinion
is the most important in tlie field of
racial relations since the Dred Scott
decision of 18.57, has in all due respects
caused us to become aware of tlie
need of the development of new ideas
and concepts about Negroes and ed
This being true, we have set forth
certain aspects which we deem im
portant in this new awakening in the
field of education and integration.
Tliese are by no means thought of as
all, but we do feel that they are im
1. Integration dissolves the in
equality in supplemental services bet
ween children of different races. In
many cases Negro children have been
given less than half the number of
books needed, have suffered inequal
ities in foods provided for lunchrooms,
and have failed to receive just share
of money appropriated for education.
2. Integration bridges the gap be
tween the eomiiarative norms of Ne
gro and White students. Heretofore,
Negroes have been judged on the
basis of standards set up for white
students by white educational commit
tees, whereas now they will be judged
by general standards for achievement.
3. Integration will also make the
teaching of democracy more effective
because it has been impossible to
teach democracy while practicing se
—Sharpe and Williams
For more than three years Dr. Nor-
Man V'incent Peale’s book, “The Pow
er of Positive Thinking” has been rat
ed one of the top best-sellers in the
In this book Dr. Peale proves by
his own experiences that one’s attitude
of mind can change his life, win suc
cess in many things, and overcome
conflict. He beheves that Christian
faith and other insights are important
for producing helpful living. He gives
methods for making life full of joy
It is an inspiring book, and one
wliich may serve as a guide for living.
It suggests ways of solving daily pro
blems and overcoming everyday con
LO! THE DAWN COMETH
After the struggles and hardships of
the long periods of darkness w'hich
we call night, a new day is begun in
the life of each of us. Whether tlie
night be one of the burden of triumph,
of defeat, of laughter, of bitterness,
of shattered dreams or dissolved il
lusions, there is hope.
There is a candle in the midst of
darkness representing a fhcker of hope.
The night will slowly wear away, and
darkness will be replaced by light. Lo!
the dawn approacheth—the dawn of
a new day when what seemed sliatter-
ed dreams will become examples of
reality, when banners of victorv will
wave, and when, through education,
there will come a richer and fuller
SO YOU WANT TO BE
You are planning to uiideitake a
full-time job. From morning until
night, on holidays, and even during
school vacations, you will need to
bring to your w'ork full co-operation
and a heart-felt enthusiasm. A con
stant concern with the hiuiian relation
ships that are allied to your profes
sional service will be important for
It is more true than false that your
work day or work week will liy no
means be finished with the school’s
dismissal bell. Rarely will you be able
to dismiss from thinking or activities
all those countless responsibilities that
grow out of work aimed at service for
Hence, as an enthusiastic, purpose
ful teacher you will be a liusy person
whose time and energy will be given
freely to iirofessional acti\ities. You
will enjoy an opportunity of li\’ing a
full an:l rich life as you work with
pupils, co-w’orkers, supervisors, and
As a future teaclier you can engage
now in the responsibilities of teaching
by devoting some of your time to
hinking about the profession and striv
ing to be the excellent teacher.
A STUDENT’S PRAYER
Dear Lord, look down upon me and
incline thine ear to my supplications;
Give unto me peace of mind. Lord,
when I kneel before Thee in medi
Give me an open mind tJiat I may in
crease in knowledge and wisdom;
Give me courage to study. Lord, that
I may succeed in my ambition.
Bless the sacrifices that are made for
me, and bless my parents who strive
to make me a success.
Keep me contented, give me peace of
mind; broaden my appreciation for
the patli to happiness.
Bless tliis institution, bless its Presi
dent, Bless the Faculty and all that
Bless each sincere student; the old
ones, the new ones, and even those
who have been graduated—
And cause all of us to be grateful for
the mercy by which you have spared
Give me imderstanding. Lord, in the
name of Him who is able to make
my way prosperous. Amen.
—Mary Luvenia Parker
WHY ARE YOU HERE?
This is a question of grave consider-
ration, if we would just look into it
and analyze its meaning. Often we are
asked this question upon entering col
lege. We give a lot of so-called “spare
of the moment” answers, ljut let’s
delve into it a little deeper.
Are you here to dodge the draft
(army)? Are you here to spend a va
cation? Are you here merely to dodge
work at home? Are you here to get
one of those niucli read-about and
talked-about husbands? Or are you
here to get all w'hat life in college has
The success of a nation depends
upon your attitudes and aptness, abilit
ies and capabilities as you matriculate
in college and life.
INFORMATION FOR YOU
The reference resources of the lib.
rary consist of many books which have
valuable information for you.
On the reference shelf you will fin]
the “Dictionary of American Biogra
phy” which tells of noteworthy per-
sons who lived in the United States
but are no longer living; the “Junior
Book of Authors”, with an introduction
to the lives of writers and illustrators
for younger readers; “Who’s Who”
which appears annually with brief bi
ographical accounts of the most im
portant hving people in the Britist
Empire, and “Who’s Who in America”
with concise biographies of prominent
living Americans, giving infomiation
about places of birth, parentage, ed
Also there are Brewer’s “Dictionarj'
of Classical Literature and Antiquities"
Grove’s “Dictionary of Music and Mu
sicians”, Hoyt’s “New Cyclopedia of
Practical Quotations”, with an indes
collection of quotations drawn from
speech and literature of all nations.
In the “World Almanac and Book of
Facts” there are statistics and other
You will find our “Periodicals
Guides” very helpful when you are
looking for current materials. They are
“The Reader’s Guide to Periodical
Literature” and the “EducationIndex.
HATS OFF AND HEADS DOWN
HATS OFF to the College for a
good impression made during the re
cent visit of representatives of the
Southern Association of Secondar;
Schools and Colleges.
HATS OFF to the students who
are now doing their Student Teaching.
HATS OFF to Miss Corinne Bui-
gess. Business, and Mr. Winston Bell.
Music, for their fine adjustment to the
program of the Elizabeth City State
HEADS DOWN to the students
who continue to keep library hooks
HATS OFF to Mr. Albert Martin.
Paul Williams, Dewey Clark and
others for their art exhibited diirin?
the Annual Moth Boat Regatta.
HATS OFF to Billy Hodge, m
Staff for a good first edition of the
FIATS OFF to Helen Hargja«*-
“Miss Ilomeeoniiug” for 1955-o6.
HEADS DOWN to the student
who do not attend the football gaiw*
HATS OFF to the Pirates ««
have only lost one game in fool
HEADS DOWN to the person
found it necessary to tear out pag«
from the American Literature lef
ence book. , .
HEADS DOWN to the stude^^
who rejnoved a language
book from an instructors desk ra'
HEADS DOWN to those stude
wlio continually cut line in the
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