STATE TEACHERS COLLEGE NEWS LETTER
ZETA KAPPA OMEGA AND
DELTA THETA CELEBRATE
Zeta Kappa Omega and Delta Theta
Chapters of Alpha Kappa Alpha So
rority celebrated Founder’s Day at the
home of Soror Mamie Williams on
Friday, February 17th, with a delight
ful buffet supper.
This festive occasion was highlight
ed by the presence of our Regional
Director, Soror Grace Matthews of
Richmond, Virginia, and Soror Mabel
Evans of Terre Haute, Indiana. Soror
Matthews, in a brief but inspiring
message, told us to re-dedicate our
selves to the ideals and challenges as
set forth in our Constitution and to
hold fast to the fine traditions of our
Sisterhood. Soror Evans expressed
pleasure at being on our campus at
this time and thanked the Sorors for
the invitation to celebrate Founder’s
Day with them.
An informative question and answer
period followed the program.
On Saturday morning, Soror Matt
hews ended her stay on the campus
by breakfasting in the College Dining
Hall with the undergraduate chapter.
Founder’s Day for Alpha Kappa Alpha
Women has always been a time of re
dedication, a time to review the past
and a time to look to the future with
renewed strength and determination.
Members of Zeta Kappa Omega
Chapter are: Sorors Mamie B. Will
iams, Irene Jackson, Marguerite E.
White, Alma M. Newby, Audrey M.
Prather, Evelyn A. Johnson, Ethna B.
Winston, Louise Harris. A. Francis
Gilmer and Constance N. Jones.
Members of Delta Theta Chapter
are: Alta Markham, Yvonne Bland,
Evangelist Brinson, Vivian Burke,
Helen Hargrave, Myrtle Johnson,
Geraldine Jones, Cornelius Page, Myr
tle Rawles, Elsie Sharpe, Sarah Staton,
Shirley Stewart, Anna White, Doretha
Hall, Carlise Hardy, Marie Sharpless,
Marva Thomas and Carolyn Mitchell.
THE BIOLOGY DEPARTMENT
ADDS INTERESTING PROJECTS
The Biology Department at State
Teachers College is undergoing some
very important changes. Headed by
Mrs. Thomas and Mrs. Muldrow, this
course has been very interesting dur
ing the second quarter. Along with the
daily lectures, various aids have been
added to stimulate interest, and to
give the student a first-hand experience
of how plants and animals function.
Mrs. Muldrow has contributed, a-
long with the College, money to pur
chase new materials for the repairing
of lights, so as to aid the students in
getting a clearer understanding of the
organic functions, such as respiration
and reproduction in plants. This light
ing system was put up tJirough study,
and co-operative work of Jesse Arring
ton and Herbert Joyner after class
A visit to this department will be
welcome during nonclass hours.
THE RED CROSS
The Delta Chi and Epsilon Beta
Sigma Chapters of Delta Sigma Theta
Sorority held a Founders Day service
during the Vesper hour on February
19. The principal speaker was Mrs.
Jennie D. Taylor, Regional Director
of the Delta Sorority.
Mrs. Julia M. Hoffler, president of
the graduate chapter, introduced the
speaker, giving an interesting
account of her activities as teacher
and specialist in public health. Mrs.
Taylor reviewed the outstanding achi
evements of the Delta Sigma Theta
Sorority, both national and interna
tional, and also discussed current soc
ial issues. Making use of her rich and
varied experiences, she challenged the
audience to think seriously of the pos
sible solution of the problems of to
Others appearing on the Founders
Day program of the Deltas were Lois
King, president of Delta Chi Chapter,
who read the scripture; and Doris
Wynn and Shadrack Brown who were
An informal receiation in the Lounge
of the Homemaking Department was
given by the sorors immediately fol
lowing the program.
MR. PAIGE SPEAKS TO F.T.A.
Mr. C. R. Paige, principal of Bank
Street School, spoke to the P. W.
Moore Chapter of Future Teachers
of America on the subject “What
Principals Expect of Young Teachers.”
Some of the important points dis
cussed by Mr. Paige were: (1) young
teachers should be able to discuss cur
rent events intelligently, especially in
tegration issues; (2) to have a worth
while teaching philosophy; (3) they
sJiould cooperate with the adminis
tration; and (4) they should take the
teaching profession seriously.
Mr. Paige advised prospective teach
ers to take a course in guidance and
also to learn how to operate the dif
ferent audio-visual aid machines.
The speech was followed by a
question-and-answer period in which
DR. WINSTON AND
MR. MARTIN CONSULTANTS
Dr. Ethna B. Winston and Mr. Al
bert Martin served as consultants at
the annual Mid-Year Evaluation Con
ference of Public Schools held on Jan
uary 23-24 in Warwick, Virginia. It
was a two-day affair featuring con
sultants in the special fields and other
speakers. The theme was “The De
velopment of Attitudes and Ideals.”
One of the main speeches was the
keynote address by Dr. L. Brooks,
Director of Norfolk Division of Vir
ginia State College. He discussed the
following points regarding attitudes:
(1.) an attitude of inferiority, (2.) an
attitude of honesty, (3.) an attitude
toward cultural things, (4.) an attitude
Dr. Brooks stated that our attitude
of inferiority comes from either a lack
of background and preparation, or a
misconception of the subject involved.
He gave mathematics as an example
of an attitude of inferiority caused by
misconception. As children we hold
no fear for mathematics, but as we
grow we seem to encounter a mental
block, which often is the source of tliis
In referring to the attitude of hon
esty, he cited examples of students
cheating on examinations, and teach
ers who are willing to take credit for
work for which neither they nor their
Our attitude toward cultural things,
he said, is usually one of unconcern.
Students often fail to take advantage
of the opportunities for cultural de
velopment that are available to them.
This, he believed, was not a local, but
a general problem.
Often, he stated, in regards to work
that students as well as teachers are
looking for work without work. He
concluded by saying that the teacher
should be a source of inspiration to
Both faculty members returned with
praise and admiration for those in
charge of the planning of this unique
and inspiring conference.
RELIGIOUS DIRECTOR IS
“The Men of the Age Versus the
xMen of the Ages” was the subject of
the Reverend James F. Banks, Direct
or of Religious Activities, when he
spoke to students during the vesper
hour on February 5.
By extraordinary means the speaker
got attention of his audience. His
thought provoking illustrations and
ubstantial references proved the points
of his message.
Interesting illustrations were of
John Wilkes Booth, a man of the age
wlro is only remembered because of
his connection with Abraham Lincoln,
a man of the ages; also Pontius Pilate
who repretents a man of the age, only
remembered by his dealing with Christ
a man of the ages.
LIBRARY RECEIVES BOOKS
The Elizabeth City State Teachers
College Library is one of the 1,600
libraries to receive a set of Great Books
of the Western World being distribut
ed through a selection committee of
the American Library Association un
der a grant from the Old Dominioa
The celebrated 54 volume work in
cluding the unique idea index, the
syntopicon, was produced by Encyclo
pedia Britannica in collaboration with
the University of Chicago. To assure
that an adequate cross-section of uni
versities, colleges and public libraries
possessed the set, the Old Dominion
Foundation advanced a sum sufficient
to distribute the sets and invited the
American Library Association to serve
as the agency of selection and distri
Special ALA Great Books Selection
Committee, appointed for the purpose
by the ALA Executive Board, has been
working at this project for several
months. The Old Dominion Founda
tion was established in 1941 by Paul
Mellon. Grants of over $20,000.00
have been made by the Foundation for
religious, charitable, literary and
scientific purposes as shall be in the
furtherance of the public welfare.
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paration of teachers for education in
social hygiene — personal and family
living. The aim in this area is to lessen
the frustrations and tensions of child
ren and youth that arises out of the
total personal and family situations
in which they find themselves. The
conference was unanimous in its be
lief that every prospective teacher
should include in her subjects a course ^
in these areas.
Most schools were concerned about
the decrease in the number of students
who wanted to enter the teaching pro
fession. It was recommended that the
colleges begin a program designed
to sell teaching as a profession to high
school students and entering college
freshmen. Detailed plans were given
for initiating a recuiting program.
Some speakers felt that our teacher-
training institutions were not giving
enough thought to the problem o
international relations. America is at"
tempting to set up itself as a worl
power and realizes that all teachers
must be familiar with all aspects o
OMEGAS and SWEETHEART
Miss Wilhelmina Smith, a member of Delta Chi Chapter, Delta
Sipiia Theta Sorority, is shown with members of Lambda Gamma
Chapter, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, who elected her Omec^a
Sweetheart. The Omegas are (left to right): James Leathers, Jose^xi
Pur\ IS, Janies Cassell, and Shadrack Brown.