State Teachers College News Letter VolumeNLJ ~\ ^ President Addresses Freshmen Addressing the freshman students at the Annual Candlelighting Service, President S, D. Williams declared that college education is designed to do two tilings: (1) To enable a person to make a living and (2) To aid a person in making a life. Of the two, the latter is most significant and challenging. Although it is important that one be able to make a liWng, to earn money and be able to live in material comfort, these are not the most miportant things that one can seek m a college educa tion. Certainly, one does not have to go to college in order to make money, for thousands of people who have never seen the inside walls of a col lege are living in material comfort. The greatest challenge of a college education is to stimulate the student by exposing him to the best there is in life and to inspire him so that he will not only make a living, but will make a life. It may not be that the better trained he is the more prosper ous he will be financially, but it should be true that the better trained he is, the better life he will make. If one loves to work and is more concerned about what he can give than what he can receive, a college education will help him to see where he can best serve. If you will take the advice of older people, you will soon leam that most failures in life are not due to the fact that a person does not know how to earn a living, but that he does not know how to live. For that reason you will find many opport unities here which will aid you in be coming a well rounded person. Here, you will have an opportunity to de velop your personality traits, acquire the culture of a truly educated person, to love one another and believe in the brotherhood of man. There are many who believe that the greatest happiness in life comes (See PRESIDENT, page four) doles hall RESIDENTS ENTERTAIN FRESHMEN Recently the juniors and seniors of Doles Hall entertained a large number of freshmen at a tea given in the reception room. The room was beautifully decorated with flowers, and the table was very attractive with a linen cloth and an arrangement of pastel flowers. Delicious tea and cookies were serv ed by Mary Coffield and Lottie Claude. The atmosphere was warm with soft music. The hostesses for the evening were; Shirley Wiggins, Mary Harris, Joyce Alexander and Shirley Wright. The affair was enjoyed by everyone. MR. WINSTON A. BELL ATTENDS COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY ^Ir. Winston A. Bell of the Music Department returned to New York City during the summer to continue his graduate study at Teachers Col- lege, Columbia University. Elizabeth City, N. Homecoming November 2 9 - 10:30 __ Coffee Hour 11:00 Parade 2:00 Game State Teachers College vs St. Augustine 8:00 Dance WILLIAM A. DARITY, UN SPECIALIST, IS ASSEMBLY SPEAKER Mr. William A. Darity, Health Ed ucation Specialist for the United Na tions, addressed the students on prob lems of foreign countries and how they differ from those of the United States. Mr. Darity, a graduate of Shaw Un iversity and a relative of Mrs. Royal, one of our staff members, is at present Health Education Specialist. His as signment includes working with the Arab Palestine Refugees, and his tra vels take him into Syria, the Gaza area of Palestine, Lebanon, Jordan and Egypt. In his message, the speaker said that the people of these countries are the kindest, most cooperative and hos pitable people in the world. He also stated that they pay strict attention to political affairs not only in their own country but in the United States. Particularly are they interested in the Little Rock Arkansas, issue. He em phasized the fact that foreigners look to the United States as a country that not only talks of democracy; but as one who can fulfill its obligations. In conclusion, Mr. Darity gave ad vice to seniors on how they could ap ply for foreign employment and the results they might expect. Later during the evening Mr. Darity showed colorful pictures of the Middle East. These pictures showed activities, customs and ancient dwellings. 1957 PIRATE PIGSKIN SCHEDULE Sept. 21 Glaflin University Sept. 28 Fayetteville State Oct. 5 W'inston-Salem Teachers Oct. 12 Johnson C. Smith Univ. Oct. 26 St. Paul’s College Xov. 2 St. Augustine Nov. 9 Open \j„v. 16 Maryland State Nov. 23 Norfolk State C., October, 1957 PRINCIPAL DISCUSSES “EDUCATION FOR A WORLD IN TRANSITION” Mr. W. W. Edmonds, Principal of the Bank Street School, Elizabeth City, North Carolina, spoke recently during an Assembly hour on “Educa tion for a World in Transition”. Since the early time of the Greeks and Romans, declared the speaker, a transitional period has accompanied the close of one era and the beginning of another. Many and varied changes have taken place. Modes of transporta tion have played a great part in all of these transitions, for thy are the means of exchanging ideas, customs and cultures. Even today, continued the speaker, we are experiencing a transition. What are we going to do in this world of changing conditions? Our close prox imity to others challenges us. Mr. Edmonds urged students to go through college and to let college go through them. As prospective teach ers and leaders, he concluded, college students should be prepared for the time of transition. They must not be satisfied with the status quo. The speaker was presented by the Lampodas Club of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, with Alfred Wright pre siding. WHERE ARE OUR “57 ” GRADUATES The College placement file shows that the following graduates of 1957 are employed as teachers. In North Carolina are; Annie Beatrice Bailey, Edenton; Daisy Lee Barclift, Wake County; Rosa Camey, Bethel; Mar garet Coley, Four Oaks; Carolyn Mit chell Cooper, Ahoskie; Doretha Elma Hall, Henderson; Dorothy Elizabeth Hammonds, Wilson; Ruth Hemby, Pitt County; Ehzabeth Louise Hunter, Hertford; Willie Lee Jenkins, Golds boro; Julia Dillahunt Jenkins, Vance- boro; Mary Luvenia Parker, Grifton; Annie Marie Riddick, Edenton; Ber nice Gatling Scott, Rich Square; Shir ley Uzzell, Wilson; Mary Magdeline Spruill, Selma; Joe Paul Williams, Clinton. Graduates employed in Virginia are: Williette Booker, Norfolk; C a r 1 i s e Hardy, Portsmouth; Della Everleva Harris, Princess Anne; Allene Remell Jeffers, Gretna; Essie Edmund Mutts, Waverly; James Chersie Whitaker, Windsor; and Mattie Louise Taylor Harris, Dinwiddie. Graduates employed in New York are; Willie Gist, Niagara Falls; and Wilhelmena Smith, Buffalo. It is also found that some of the 1956 graduates have recently been employed; Billy Ralph Hodge, Cov ington, Virginia; Cornelius Page, Bel- haven; and Curtis Lowell T wine. Edenton. Number 6 COLLEGE EXPANDS PROGRAM STAFF INCREASED With the expansion in the ciu'ricu- luni to include Brick Masonry, Com mercial Education and Cosmetology, three persons have been added to the Staff. They are: Mr. John Kimbrough Jones, B.S., Virginia State College, Industrial Education, Brick Masonry; Miss E. Doris Meredith, B.S.C., North Carolina College, Commercial Educa tion; and Mrs. V. B. West, Apex Beauty College, N. Y., and South Carolina College, Cosmetology. There are also two replacements on the Staff for the year 1957-58: Miss Mary Lane, B.S.C., North Carolina College, Secretary to the Dean; and Mrs. Ray Eleanor Williams, B.A., Ho ward University, Graduate Work, Ho ward University School of Social Work, Dean of Women. Mr Jackson Talks On Ethical Christianity The Sunday School of Elizabeth City State Teachers College welcomed as its guest speaker on Sunday, Sep tember 29, Mr. T. S. Jackson, an in structor of Education, who spoke on “Ethical Christianity”. Mr. Jackson said that the Christian religion grew out of tlie Hebrew re ligion, Stoicism (a practice of showing indifference to pleasure or pain), and Neo - Platonism (a philosophy of a group of thinkers of the early Christian Era who endeavored to reconcile the teachings of Plato and Aristotle with Oriental Conceptions). He further stated that the present socio-economic science, which is char acterized by hate, jealousy, hyprocrisy and exploitation, demands more ap plication of the Christianity of Jesus Christ. He also stated that maybe some of our religious leaders have preached so loudly and frequently the divinity of Jesus, that many of us have been unable to see the humanity of Him. The speaker felt that men, wo men and children are better prepared to follow His human qualities than His divine qualities. He also said that if belief in the miracles of the Bible will contribute to more ethical be havior on the part of the people, that it is good. God, he says, is a supreme and superior spirit to which one prays for that which transcends man’s un derstanding. Mr. Jackson, in answering a quest ion concerning the acceptance of Jesus Christ in our world today said that materialism, the wish for money, and power, would not make Christ an accepted character. The speaker was emphatic about the ethical teachings of Jesus Christ. He believed that that kind of teaching would make this old world a better place in which to live

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