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STATE TEACHERS COLLEGE NEWS LETTER
T. S. JACKSON GUEST SPEAKER
16th Annual Community Fair
T. S. Jackson, professor of educa
tion, State Teachers College, Elizabeth
City, N. C., was guest speaker at the
16th Annual Community Fair held at
Tyrrell High School, Columbia, N. C.
on October 26-28.
L. A. Keiser, principal, introduced
Mr. Jackson who said “One should be
as little children to enter the Kingdom
of Nature as one enters the Kingdom
of God”. He also stated that children,
like hogs, chickens and other live
stock should be loved and cared for,
and should never be negelected and
left to roam the streets.
Following Mr. Jackson’s address
more than 200 persons were awarded
l^rizes in such categories as canned
foods, clothing, farm products, flowers,
shoats, peanuts, beef cattle and stalk
FORMER STUDENTS DRAFTED
Some former students of the College
have had to choose military training
as a part of their career. Joe Ward,
“5.5 ”, Clinton Patterson “54”, and
Luther Williams, “54” are now in the
service. Earl Thomas, “54”, and A1
fred Marbley, “.54”, are stationed in
Germany and J a p a n, respectively.
James D. Greer, outstanding athlete
who had an opi:>ortunity to join the
Cleveland Browns, had to give up
after Iieing drafted. He is stationed at
Fort Knox, Kentucky.
8IBLE CLASS SPONSORS
The Bil)le Literature Class sponsor
ed Vespers on October 23. Three stu
dents were forum speakers, and Rev
erend James F. Banks, instructor, pre
“Cultiual Develoi:)ment on State
Teachers College Campus” was the
forum topic. It was discussed from
three points: social development in
general, dormitory living, and dining
Alta Markham, who discussed social
development in general, stated that
social development helps one to be
well-rounded and tlierefore enables
him to cope with any situation that
confronts him. John Bias, in sj^eaking
on dormitory living, said that our
dormitories have developed a home
like atmosphere, especially Bias Hall
that has been recently renovated. In
her discussion, Yvonne Bland brought
out some very important points on
dress, table manners, and respect for
A question and answer period was
the climax of the forum which seemed
beneficial to those who attended.
S.T.C. PLAYERS BEGIN
The State Teachers College Players
featured at their first regular meeting
on November 3 a skit by Margaret
Coley, Linwood Edwards, Ann Cabi-
ness, and Christine Artis.
Monologues, Pantomines, and Im
personations will be presented at the
The Players ha\e chosen as their
officers for 19.53-56: Robert Gregory,
president; \'onnie Harris Johnson, vice-
president; Myrtle Rawles, secretary^;
and Margaret Coley, treasurer.
CITY STUDENTS ORGANIZE
The City Students have recently
organized. Many jplans for making the
organization a real success are now in
Officers of this grouj) are: Mae
Brown, president; Lois Manley, vice-
president; Gladys Trotman, secretary;
Mary Spruill, treasurer.
The Elizabeth City State Teachers
College Alumni Chapter will hold
regular meetings on the third Thurs
day in each month. All local graduates
are urged to join the organization.
Officers are: Mrs. Edith Mackey
Everett, president; Mr. Lonnie W.
Harvey, vice-president; Mrs. Pene
lope G. Shannon, secretary; and Mrs.
A. L. Vaughn, treasurer.
The “Miss Alumni” candidate for
the local Alumni Association is Mrs.
Pecola Bowser Reynolds.
The Ehzabeth City Alumni Chapter
will sponsor a “Coffee Hour” from 9
’til 11 in Room 118, Moore Hall, on
Homecoming D a y, November 19th.
Ahmini are invited.
GREEK COUNCIL ORGANIZED
A Greek Council of representatives
from each sorority and fraternity on
the College campus held an election
of officers on November 1.
Mary Wise, Delta Sigma Theta, was
named president; Josephine Maggette,
Zeta Phi Beta, vice-president; Helen
Hargraves, Alpha Kappa Alpha, sec
retary; and Robert Gregory, Alpha Phi
Present plans include the making of
the year’s program and writing of the
constitution by council committees.
THREE SCIENTISTS ARE
The Nobel Peace Prize has been
awarded to numerous worthy individ
uals. This year it was won by three
leading American scientists.
Dr. Vincent du Vigneaud, chemist,
was awarded $36,720 for his work on
two hormones that help in childbirth
and keep a check on vital organs like
the kidneys. He is a native of Chicago
and is fifty-four years of age. He was
the first scientist to take apart and put
together a hormone produced by the
The physics award goes jointly to
Dr. Willie E. Lamb of Stanford Uni
versity and Dr. Polykarp Kusch of
Columbia University. The $36,720 will
be split for their work in connection
with atomis measurements, in which
they corrected an error made by a
previous Nobel Prize winner. Dr.
Lamb, forty-two and Dr. Kusch, forty-
four, have enabled scientists to cal
culate correctly the properties of some
of the component parts of tlie atom.
—O. C. Robinson
IN WHICH LINE WILL
YOU BE STANDING?
If you have had the experience of
going to an employment agency to
apply for a job, you have probably
noticed any number of lines in which
people are standing. In front of each
line you will see posted the type of
work that can be secured; for example,
clerical, factory or domestic work. Be
fore you can fall in either line, you
must know yourself—your abilities,
and what position you are riualified
To emphasize this point more vivid
ly, I should like for each of you to
accompany me on a trip to an employ
ment agency. As the lines gradually
move forward, you will detect that
the e.xpressions on the faces of some
of the apphcants convey success, while
others convey disillusionment. Into
which line will you move? Will your
choice mean prosperity or a standing
As students here at State Teachers
College we sometimes find ourselves
in a state of confusion and frustration.
Too many of us are not yet aware of
the importance of getting the most
from a college education in this mo
dernistic, atomic age. We stand still.
We do not realize what we are doing,
and before we get an idea of what is
actually happening, we find that we
COLLEGE ART EXHIBIT
The Art Department of State Tea-
hers College participated in the first
Art Exliibit held during the recent
International Moth Boat Regatta.
On display was the work of Dewey
Clark and Paul Williams; also several
paintings and a group of small cera
mics by the Art Instructor, Mr. Albert
According to news released by The
Daily Advance, Elizabeth City news
paper, the contributioiiS fiojii the Col
lege made a creditable showing.
COMMUNITY HYMN SINGING
Miss Evelyn Johnson, accompanied
by Miss Edna Davis, led the Assembly
in a Community Hymn Singing on
The importance of becoming fami
liar with certain standard hymns such
as “A Mighty Fortress”, “In the Morn
ing I Will Pray”, “Glorious Things of
Thee Are Spoken”, and “There’s A
Wideness in God’s Mercy” was ex
plained by Miss Johnson. She told how
these hymns are widely used by all
faiths and how it is of great advantage
to know them.
The occasion was very enjoyable
1955 GRADS PLACED
The Elizabeth City State Teachers
College has been fortunate iii securing
positions for a number of its 1955
graduates. They are placed as follows:
Elaine Ruffin Ashe, Portsmouth, Vir
ginia; Marceil G. Brown, Rocky
Mount; Betty A. Brinson, Kenansville;
Melvin White, Chesterfield, South
Carolina; Wynola Davis, Great Bridge,
Virginia; Ghestina Fosque, Williams
burg, Virginia; Ernestine Davis, Will-
iamsbiu'g, Virginia; Jane Sawyer, Sel
ma; Estella Simons, Powellsville; Mary
Gatling, Warrenton, Joyce Long, Hen
derson; Ruby Ferebee, Henderson-
Beatrice Vaughn, Ahoskie; Patsy C.
Morton, Raleigh; Sophia Clay, Geor
gia; Delorice Taylor, Winston-Salem-
Raymond Reddrick, Thomasville; Will
iam Liggins, Lillington; Ernestine Cas
sell, Crestwood, Virginia.
YOUNG MEN’S CHRISTUN
In all respects the Young \b’s
Christian Association seems to be o([
to a good start this school year,
The officers are Robert Gregon,
president; Janies Leathers, secretan
and John Bias, treasurer,
On Sunday, October 16 tie
F.M.C.A. sponsored a very impressive
.'esper program with Robert Gregor;
presiding. Mr. Winston Bell renderej
music at the organ and a solo was
given by Joseph Purvis. Mr, Albert :
Martin, who is a member of the Fine
Arts Department and also sponsor ol
the “Y”, spoke on the “Essentials ol
Preferring to call his remarks a dis
cussion rather than a speech, Mr,
Martin stressed t h e importance ol
spiritual resources. He emphasized die
fact that one might reach great heigjils
with his spiritual and mental poweis
but as a result of overwork he migk
become exhausted in these resources.
At this point, concluded the speaker,
the individual realizes that he needs
some spiritual guidance in order to
maintain his eciuilibrium.
This is the first of a series of pro
grams to be sponsored by the “Y” this
PRE-HALLOWE’EN PARTY HELD
A Pre-Hallowe’en Party was given
by freshmen and sophomores in Bias
Hall on Friday night, October 28,
Everyone was invited.
Bias Hall was beautifully decorated
bringing out Hallowe’en colors, and
many students enjoyed dancing its
playing various games. Refreshments
were served. —Janice Rogers
STUDENT COUNCIL TO
The program planned for the Stu
dent Council for 1955-56 is centered
around needs and desires of students.
Campus beautification is one of die
areas of interest.
To make these plans work, a desire
to cooperate and willingness to accept
responsibilities will he necessary. Let
us count on you.
THALIA SOROSIS GIVES DANCE
The Thalia Sorosis Club entertained
at a Dance after the football gam'
between the “Pirates” and the Saint
There were varied activities""^
were greatly enjoyed by the tiow
folks and the visitors.
Refreshments were serve
end of the dance.
-ved at the
F.T.A. HOLDS INSTALLATIO.''
The P. W. Moore Chapter of tu
Teachers of America held
sive installation ceremony in t le
Theater on November 8 at
During the ceremony new officer*
members were installed.
Officers for this year are: W
T o X e y, president; Margaret i
vice-president; Elsie Sliarpe, seer
Mary Connnander, Mary
orian; and Albert Horne, secon '
president of the State Associ' '
Members: Ivola Banks, CherO ®''
Estelle Blackwell, Mae B™"'"’ ^
ine Bryan, Janice Drew, Ru^y ‘
Josephine Ferebee, and Yvonne