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STATE TEACHERS COLLEGE NEWS LETTER
Shown above are Elizabeth City
State Teachers College students who
donated blood on Monday, February
3. The project, sponsored by the
American Red Cross, was conducted
at the First Methodist Church, Eliz
First row—Dennis Askew and Melsie
Whitehurst; second row—James Small,
John Jones, Jasper Davenport, and
Jesse Smith. Not shown is James Pope.
These students were seven of the 110
I have had much fun working in
the Library because I have been able
to examine many new books as they
have come in — books on many sub
jects that a student may want to read
for assignments as well as pleasme.
Soon I am going to make a list of
all of the books added to the Library
this year. I have taken time out to
look over “The Word Finder” and
the “Phrase Finder”, and I shall tell
you a little about each.
The Word Finder is a revised and
enlarged edition of three volumes now
out of print: The Verb Finder, The
Adjective Finder, and The Adverb
According to the preface, it is a
simple type of book to use. By study
ing any particular word in the Finder,
along with its coupling expressions and
synonyms, the user is enabled to de
velop a concept and build a thought
in such away that intricate sentences
can be evolved from tiie study of that
The Phrase Finder is divided into
the following sections:
1. Name-Word Finder with Dic
tionary of Biography, Mythology,
2. Name-Word Finder with bio
3. Metaphor Finder
4. Sophisticated Synonyms
Watch this colmiin for comments
on more books in the next issues.
Most of us carry our own stumb
ling block around with us. We camou
flage it with a hat.
—From Health Ways
Sometimes when we stop to think
before we speak, it doesn’t sound
any smarter than if we had blurted
it out in the first place.
The object of teaching a child is
to enable him to get along without
ELIZABETH CITY TEACHERS
COLLEGE SITE OF
Just a few more days remain for
prospective Teachers who plan to take
the National Teacher Examinations
at Elizabeth City State Teachers Col
lege on February 15. All information
concerning the examinations can be
obtained from the office of the Dean,
Dr. G. L. Davis. Students who are
planning to take the exam are mged to
see the Dean as soon as possible in
order to take care of the necessary
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itures for missiles and other require
ments of modern warfare. They have
allotted money for a program to stim
ulate scientific research. In the future
they will engage in a greater sharing
of nuclear secrets and fissionable ma
terials with NATO members, and
estabhshment of missile bases in their
territories will be planned.
Along with speeding our nuclear
program in competing with Russia,
the United States is emphasizing math
ematics and science on a large scale.
There are some who say the stu
dents in the public schools are being
deprived of full educational benefits.
Therefore, a program of support in
all those districts diat have inade
quate school programs should be en
Svich a movement would end the
educational slums which e.xist in many
parts of the country. Research and
studies have proved that one out of
five students in the upper fourth of
their class drops out of high school
before graduation, and only one out
of these left goes to college. Witli
this very low mmiber in mind, it has
been proposed that the United States
provide grants to die states on a fifty-
fifty matching basis, and to set up
statewide testing programs to indent-
ify gifted students. Matching grants
should be provided to help the states
train more student counselors, and
enough money for 10,000 colleges and
university scholarships for able stu
dents who preferably have good pre
paration in science and mathematics
should be allowed. It has also been
suggested that noncertified mathemat
ics and science teachers be eliminated.
By eliminating noncertified teachers
of mathematics and science, especially
in the elementary grades, the pupils
will be assured a greater knowledge
of this subject matter.
By proposing more emphasis on the
nuclear program the U. S. is sure to
regain the prestige and status as a
world leader in regards to the nuclear
race. Never-the-less the answer to
America’s problems and to the ques
tion: Who will win the nuclear race? is
dependent upon who will produce the
be^t qualified scientists and mathe
maticians, and who is capable of pro
ducing die best nuclear devices.
CITY STUDENTS SPONSOR
SAINT VALENTINE’S DAY
On January 2.5 at 8 P.M. the City
Students of the College sponsored a
Talent Show consisting of a variety of
selections. M.C. for the occasion was
The show got under way with Don
Morgan singing “Green Years”. Other
soloists were Edna Pruden, Carlton
Jones and Luther Whitehurst. Dancers
were Juanita Poole and Freddie John
son; Maurica Grandy and James Pat
Instrumental numbers included the
Blazers, featuring John Spellman and
Don Morgan, with saxophone and
clarinet; Catherine Bartlett, playing
“Canadian Sunset”; and Tran Barclift,
“Summertime”. Groups participating
were “The Revlons” and “The Song
birds”. The show ended with a short
comedy “The Heavyweight Champ
ion”, featuring John T. Williams and
Mrs. Rae Williams, adviser to City
Students, worked dihgently in helping
to put the program over.
There was no admission and the
show was enjoyed by all.
■—-Adeline O. Price
WHERE ARE WE
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of their potentialities and America has
lost some scientists. This is an example
of how deterimental a cultiual may be.
Shall we bring the question closer
home? How are we as college students
adjusting to these crises that America
is confronting? Are we developing
scientific minds and pleasing iiersonal-
ities? Do we spend too much time in
fantasy rather than in an attempt to
find ways that will give rise to our
advancement. As citizens of America
we have individual roles to play. Again
I ask, where are we?
Saint Valentine, a bishop and martyr
of the church, was put to death at
Rome for his faith during the per
secution under Claudius 11. The cus
tom of choosing valentines on his day
is of considerable antiquity, and it was
an old belief that birds began to mate
on this day.
On the eve of Saint Valentine’s Day
young people of both sexes used to
meet, and each of them drew one
name from a number of names of tlie
opposite sex. Each gentleman thus got
a lady for his valentine, and became
the valentine of a lady.
Today, it is customary for lovers to
send valentine cards, tokens and cand
ies to one another. It is also traditional
to send mothers, fathers, sisters and
brothers valentines, as well as lovers.
Valentines express the feeling of
love, friendship, and thoughtfulness.
To a college student receiving a valen
tine on Valentine’s Day, February 14,
there is a joy akin to that of a child
receiving a bag of lolly pops. This
tradition has long been established and
will continue to be functional.
WHY SHOULD I
I’ve often asked myself, Why?
Why God gave me to Mom and Dad
Tlien let them die?
So many times I’ve hung my head
Because there was no comfortable
No one to sing me lullabies.
No food to ease niy hunger pain,
Not even shoes to wear on my feet—
I was ashamed to go to school.
Still, I’m having the most difficult
time of my life.
Trying to finish school and get a job,
a home and a wife.
All good fortunes seem to pass me by.
Why should I be thankful?
Will someone tell me why?
GIFT TIME FOR DELTA
Wrapping the gifts obtained from the Benefit Dance given by the
Pyramids of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. proved to be very enjoyable.
The Pyramids are from left to right: Pauline Carney, Shirley Wiggins,
Truniilla Johnson, Barbara White, Lois Parker, Barbara Burke, Shirley
Whitaker, Evelyn Byrd, and Snowree Gause. Alice Pope is not shown.