State Teachers College News Letter 5 Volunie 16 Elizabeth City, N. C., February-March, 1956 Number 3 FOUNDER’S DAY OBSERVED S.T.C. HEARS P. B. YOUNG ON 65th ANNIVERSARY 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 stitution. 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 Alimini. Music was furnished by the College Choir, directed by Miss Evelyn A. lohnson. 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 ing. The eventful day closed with “Open House in the dormitories. BROADUS JACKSON ELECT ED TO PHI ALPHA THETA 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 Theta. 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 tem. 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, respectively. 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. ANNUAL C S P A CONVENTION TO BE HELD MARCH 15-17 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 vention. President Reports On AACTE 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 ucation. 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. PIRATES WIN EIAC TITLE 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 83-81. TWENTY-FIFTH ANNUAL ONE-ACT PLAY FESTIVAL FEBRUARY 20 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 College. 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 Schools. 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.