; State Teachers College News Letter
Elizabeth City, N. C., May, 1958
Graduating Members of the Newsletter Staff — Left to right: James E. Leathers, Editor; Janice
Rogers, Associate Editor; William Branch, Sports Editor; Annie R. Martin, Reporter; and Sterling
Lennon, Sports Editor.
FIVE NEWSLETTER MEM
BERS COMPLETE COURSE
Five seniors who have made out
standing contributions to the News
letter Staff will be graduated on May
25. These persons have also been act
ive in other campus organizations. Be
low are the names of these students
and their organizations.
James E. Leathers, editor-in-chief,
deeper of Records and Seals for
Omega Psi Phi Fiaternity, member of
Y.M.C.A. and College Choir.
Janice Rogers, associate editor. Ush
ers Guild, Y.W.C.A., Vice-president
Richard Branch, sports editor. Alpha
Plii Alpha Fraternity, Four Year Let-
terman in Football.
Sterling Lennon, sports editor, vice-
president Student Council, Alpha Phi
Annie Ruth Martin, reporter. Ivy Leaf
Club, Women’s Glee Club, president
TO REIGN 1958 - 59
ADELINE O. PRICE
Elizabeth City, N. C.
“MISS S. T. C.”
Hampton Student and Former
Women’s Week-end was observed
at S.T.C. on April 26-27. The theme
for the occasion was “A Woman’s
Place in the Present World”.
The guest speaker for the Saturday
morning session was Mrs. E. Mocile
Spellman who challenged the aud
ience to be aware of the opportunities
for service in their communities. A
group discussion \v'as plann>'d for the
afternoon with Mrs. Dorothy Robin
son, Mrs. Edna Few, and Mrs. Spell
man as group leaders. Visiting senior
from Hampton Institute, Miss Mar-
gaet Howard, who had had a recent
tour with the World University Serv
ice, spoke and showed slides of Africa.
The observance was climaxed with
a Vesper program on Sunday, spon
sored by the Faculty Wives and Wo
men’s Club. The principal speaker was
iMrs. Odessa H. Frazier, visiting teach
er in the Norfolk City Schools. Mrs.
Frazier emphasized the role which
women are called upon to play in this
age of science.
Mrs. Frazier, formerly. Dean of
W^omen of Elizabeth City State Teach
ers College, was a welcome guest on
STUDENTS IN ORIENTATION
OBSERVE AT MURFREESBORO
The students enrolled in Orientation
^o Student Teaching observed in the
Riverview Elementary School in \Iur-
freesboro, N. C., April 15.
The students, under the supervision
of Mrs. I. Jackson and Mrs. C. Jones.
:he Student Teacher Supervisors, were
quite impressed by their observations
m:l "’ained much info mation that will
prove indispensable dunnr; practice
Each student was assigned to a
classroom, and there, was able to ob-
>erv'e every phase of the class activit
ies. The administration and instructors
were very hospitable. The school and
its set up were unique.
MR. WINSTON BELL
IN PIANO RECITAL
The Music Department of the Eliz
abeth City State Teachers College
presented Mr. Winston Bell, piano in
structor, in concert on April 24 at
8:1.5, in the College Auditorium.
Included in tlie first part of the pro
gram were “Prelude B Flat” WTB,
Vol. 1, taken from Bach, and two “Im
promptus”, Op. 90 taken from Schu
bert. “Impromptu Op. 66”, “Two
Etudes” and Scherzo,” Op. 31, B
Flat Minor, Chopin, made up the
second part. The last group consisted
of more popular numbers: “Malugena ’
by Lecuona; “En Automne” Op. 36,
No. 4, by Meszkouski; “Prelude” Op.
38. No. 6, taken from Kabalevsky; and
“Taccato” by Rhutchaturian.
A large and very appreciative aud
ience enjoyed the recital.
Following the program, Mr. Bell
was honored at a reception in Gale
Hall. This was sponsored by the piano
students of Mr. Bell, the Delta Sigma
Theta Sorority, and the Omega Psi
The Art Department presented its
last exhibition for the season during
family week-end, under the super
vision of Mr. E. L. Smith, the art
instructor. Many of the students were
thrilled to have their parents see their
Among the art being exhibited were
posters, finger - paintings, charcoals,
paper mache animals, ornaments, cre
ative crayon drawings, masiacs paper
sculpture, designed ceramics.
The Ceramic Class is to be com-
m?nded on the fine work they are
doing. Many have shaped and glazed
m.rny lovely pots this quarter. There
is aUo a number of handsome looking
lamp bases being made.
Jo’-in Spellman, John Cooper and
Rufus Underwood intergrated art widi
another subject and presented a very
unique exhibition of their own. These
young men are outstanding in the art
field. John Spellman, who is a senior,
Is planning to continue his education
in the art field.
COLLEGE TO HOLD
NOTED SPEAKERS TO
The Sixty-Fourth Commencement
E.xercises of Elizabeth City State
Teachers College will be held May
21 - 25. The main speakers will be
men distinguished in the fields of ed
ucation and religion.
Dr. Mordecai W. Johnson, Com
mencement speaker, is well known as
a minister and educator. He is presi
dent of Howard University, Washing
ton, D. C., and has a brilliant record
as a college administrator.
The Reverend W. W. Finlator will
deliver the Baccalaureate sermon. For
merly, he was pastor of tlie First Bap
tist Church, Elizabeth City; but at
present he is minister for the Pullen
Memorial Baptist Church, Raleigh, N.
Special music will be rendered by
the College Choir.
The election for members of the
Student Government Association was
held on May 3 in Moore Auditorium.
The following persons were elected
for the school year of 1958-5b: Olando
Hill.. President; Georgianne Barnes,
Vice-President; Barbara Ransom, Sefc-
r e t a r y; Marian Jenkins, Treasurer;
Robert Wynn, Eugene Blair, Sarah
Heckstall, and Katrina Johnson, mem-
Representatives are: Alfred Wright,
Senior Class; James Harvey, Junior
Class; Juanita Moore, Sophomore
Class; Lula Roberts, Bias Hall; Ruth
Caldwell, Doles Hall; Wilson Bunch,
Butler Hall; Willis Ferebee, Jr., Day
The College Band
Acclaimed In Concert
Before a representable and appre
ciative audience, the annual spring
concert of the Elizabeth City State
Teachers College band was presented
on April 30, 1958, at 8:15 P.M. in the
The program, divided into three
sections, was well balanced and varied
and included a wide range of select
ions designed to carry a large audience
appeal. The first features opened with
a medley of chorales by such com
posers as Tschakowsky and Chopin,
followed by the march, “On the
Square” and concluded by Rachman
inoff’s famous “Prelude in C# Minor.”
In the second section of the pro
gram, the organization featured
“Bandstrations in a Modernistic
Mood” to demonstrate new sounds,
modern harmony and Latin American
beats. This group of numbers included
Cole Porter’s “Begin the Beguine;”
“Trombrero,” a trombone trio with a
Latin American beat; the current pop-
(See BAND, page 4)