North Carolina Newspapers

    State Teachers College News Letter
Volunie 16
Elizabeth City, N. C., February-March, 1956
Number 3
The sixty-fifth Foiinder’s Day An
niversary of the EhVabeth City Str.te
Teachers College was observed Sun
day, February 26. Students, faculty,
alumni, and friends were present to
pay tribute to Dr. P. W. Moore, foun
der of the school in 1891, and also its
first president. P. B. Young, Sr., the
publisher of the Norfolk Journal and
Guide delivered the main address.
Beginning his speech, the noted
editor declared that education in North
Carolina has passed through several
crises. In the early years of pubHc
education. North Carolina recognized
the fact that a system of free public
schools was necessary and that teach
ers must be trained. Out of this group
of educational leaders came a number
of founders and builders, among whom
was P. W. Moore. Due to his fore
sight, through the years, this College
has developed into an accredited in
The speaker stated that during the i
sixty-Hve years, there have been ups
and downs in state supported educat
ion, There have been periods of vm-
certainty and suspense.
In closing Dr. Young stated that if
the people of North Carolina are to
continue their forward marcli along
the road of social, economic, and spirit
ual progress, there must be a resolu
tion of this present day crisis in terms
of iustioe and humanity.
Other speakers appearing on tire
program included Shadrack Brown,
president of the Student Council; and
Calvin C. Faschall, principal of Kitt-
rell Graded School, Kittrell, North
Carolina, who spoke on behalf of the
Music was furnished by the College
Choir, directed by Miss Evelyn A.
At the close of the services in the
College auditorium, a Pilgrimage was
made to the grave of Dr. Moore with
pastor of Corner Stone Baptist
Church, Rev. J. R. R. McRav, officiat
The eventful day closed with “Open
House in the dormitories.
Broadus B. Jackson of the Social
Studies Department, now on study
eave at Indiana University, has re
cently received high honor. He has
een made a member of the Delta
Epsilon Chapter of Phi Alpha Theta,
honorary historical society.
For one to be eligible for meinber-
ship in Phi Alpha Theta, he must have
an overall average of 2.6. Mr. Jack
sons average is 2.9. Jackson is the
only Negro in the graduate division
'’f History to be elected to Phi Alpha
Student Teachers
Of The Month
For the first time the College News
letter is publishing a Student Teachers
of the Month selection. These are per
sons who are doing their cadet teach
ing in the Elizabeth City school sys
One student from the primary di
vision and one from the grammar have
been chosen by the supervisors, Mrs.
I. G. Jackson and Mrs. C. G. Jones,
From the primary group, Anna M.
White of 1709 College Street, Eliza
beth City, has been named; and from
the grammar division, Darius Brown,
10.5 East Fourth Street, New Castle,
Delaware. Anna White is doing an
excellent job teaching twenty-seven
first graders at the Bank Street School
the fundamentals in reading and arith
metic. Under the supervision of Mrs.
S. S. Hardy, the critic teacher, she has
put her whole heart into the work. She
5ays, “Teaching is a joyful experience,
especially if you love children; yet it
is a serious job, and some hard work
must be done.”
Darius Brown is teaching at the
Training School, just across the street
from the College. To him are assigned
forty-five sixth grade pupils in the
social studies, under the supervision of
Mrs. B. H. Newell. He is doing a very
good job in teaching as well as in
other classroom activities. As you
teach, you learn along with the pu
pils,” says Brown. “To me teaching
is a pleasant experience.”
The News Letter wishes these Stu
dent Teachers of the Month much suc
cess in the future.
The thirty-second Annual Press Con
vention of the Columbia Scholastic
^ress Association will be held at Co
lumbia University on March 15-17.
There will be a series of more than
150 meetings, conferences and discus
sions during a three-day period for
student editors and faculty advisers
of newspapers, magazines and year
books. Professional journalists and out
standing members of the school pub
lication field will deliver talks and
give advice designed to meet the needs
of the student press. Following there
will be sectional meetings and news
paper and magazine cHnics.
Richard Branch and Alelia Koonce
’a’ e been chosen by the News Letter
Staff to represent S. T. C. at the Con
President Reports On
It was my recent privilege to attend
the annual meeting of the American
Association of Colleges for Teachers
Education in Chicago, Ilhnois. May I
share a few of the highlights of the
meeting with you.
The theme of the meeting was “New
Horizons in Teacher Education.”
Most of the discussion, therefore, in
volved some phase of this theme. One
speaker used as her subject, “Lasting
Values in the Education of a Person.”
It was brought out that the teachers in
fluence had more lasting values upon
the student than anything else. We
were asked, and you are being asked,
to decide the truth of this statement.
If this is true, then there follows the
fact that this places a tremendous re
sponsibility upon the teacher.
Another speaker called attention to
the fact that on most campuses stu
dents are turning their attention to
religious activities. Students are be
ginning to feel that a good teacher
must be religious minded and must
bring God into her daily life. Sunday
School and Vespers hold deep inter
ests for students.
The American Social Hygiene As
sociation called attention to the need
of placing emphasis upon the pre-
(See PRESIDENT, page four)
Fifth Annual
Workshop Held
More than a hundred parents and
teachers attended the Fifith Annual
P. T. A. Sectional Worshop which was
held at the Elizabeth City State Teach
ers College on Saturday, February 25.
The theme of the meeting was “Meel-
Ibg Today’s Challenge in Home, School
and Community.”
The main speaker was Mr. J. E.
Miller, Assistant Superintendent of the
North Carolina Department of Public
Instruction, who discussed “A Chal
lenge and an Opportunity” growing
out of the recent White House Confer
ence. He stressed the need for increas
ed salaries for teachers, school build
ing needs and public interest in ed
The latter part of the program was
given over to group discussions con
cerning the needs of the schools and
what parents and teachers could do
about them. Many parents felt that
while the three R’s were important,
they were mere instruments to be used
in helping students to become well
trained citizens and wage earners in
the community.
The parents felt that the schools
should develop in their pupils good
moral character, acceptable social be
havior and a knowledge of local, state,
national and world problems. They
were impressed with the fact that
good teachers meant good students.
The conference was under the gen
eral direction of Mrs. Ada M. Jarn-
agin. Executive Secretary of the North
CaroHna Congress of Colored Parents
and Teachers.
Hubbard Collects 26, and Fields 24
Elizabeth City, the King of EIAC
Basketball is the champion again.
The Pirates won their fourth straight
EIAC title by defeating Norfolk State
83-81 in a hotly contested battle be
fore a capacity crowd in the Booker
T. Washington High Gym in Norfolk
on Saturday night, March 3.
Hubbard displaying a brilliant shoot
ing eye in the second half led the
Pirates in their come-from-behind vict
ory. Twenty-four of his 26 points were
scored in the second quarter.
Trailing by as many as 14 points
the Pirates were kept in striking di
stance by Boyd and Fields who hit
consistently throughout the first half.
Holding a 46-32 half-time lead the
Spartans from Norfolk began to slow
up the game. Putting on a press, the
Pirates started to cut the Spartans’
lead. A beautiful one-handed jump by
Hubbard knotted the score 69-69 with
only 5:43 left.
Baker hit a long set for the Spartans,
but a jump by Hubbard knotted the
score again. A basket by Lee and a-
nother shot by Hubbard made it 73-73.
Randolph Tootle put the Pirates out
in front 77-73 with two driving shots,
but a six-point siu-ge on two free
throws and two baskets put Norfolk
out in front 79-77 with only 3:55 left.
A layup by Fields made it 79-79, and
when Hubbard stole a loose ball and
tossed it in, the Pirates lead 81-79
with 1:5 to play.
With about 0:50 left, the Pirates
scored again and took a 83-79 point
lead. Norfolk scored just at the end
of the game, to make the final score
The twenty-fifth Annual One-Act
Play Festival held on February 20 was
a grand success. Thirteen eastern
North Carolina high schools gave per
formances which continued through
morning, afternoon and evening ses-
s i o n s. The critic-judge was Mrs.
Edythe S. Bagley, Department of Eng-
hsh, Elizabeth City State Teachers
A welcome to the visitors was ex
tended by President S. D. Williams at
the beginning of the morning session.
This was followed by plays from Per
quimans Training, Currituck Union,
T. S. Cooper and Buckland High
In the afternoon the program there
vere performances by East End, Eden-
ton, W'. S. Creecy and Marian Ander
son High Schools. The final session
included a program of three plays by
Robert L. Vann, C. G. White, and
P. W. Moore.
Mrs. Edythe S. Bagley, critic-judge,
who had met directors at the close of
each of the sessions, made remarks
at the close of the evening program.

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