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The Freshman Class presented a
very entertaining talent show on Sep
tember 12 in Moore Auditorium. Par
ticipants were from several states, in
cluding New York, Virginia, and many
sections of North Carolina.
Quite a variety of talent was shown,
and the program received a good start
by two young ladies giving original
ideas on the significance of the word
“freshman”. Talent such as solos, both
vocal and instrumental, was displayed.
The numbers included “Sylvelia”, “Go
Down Moses”, “Because”, “He”,
‘Tammy’, “None But the Lonely
Heart,” and “Answer Me My Love”.
A vocal trio sang “Make Yourself
Comfortable”. There were various
types of dance performances by cou
ples and singles. Among them were
ballet, tequilla, cha cha, and mambo
variations. Two dances, which espe
cially fascinated the audience because
they were extraordinarily performed,
were the Swan Lake Ballet, Act H,
by Ruth Hill of Rocky Mount, North
Carolina and mambo variations by
Morgan Jackson of Petersburg, Virgin
Beautiful poetry was recited and
an oration, Toussaint L. Ouverture, by
Mr. Thomas Hodges of Warsaw, North
Carolina held the audience spellbound.
The freshmen gave a splendid show,
and the entire audience was pleased
with the remarkable display of talent.
Due to the aspirations of Mr. James
Speller to spread the appreciation of
refined music throughout our campus,
the Music Lovers Club is being initiat
ed. The club will be directed by Miss
E. A. Johnson, Miss E. L. Davis, and
Mr. Winston Bell.
The plans are to help students ex
tricate themselves from the lower
forms of music and gain interest in
the more artistic forms. This club will
attempt to promote the interest in
classical and well composed works.
Having a knowledge and appreciation
of the classics will be a step toward
our removing the sterotyped stigma
attached to us in reference to lower
forms of music.
The Cosmetology Department, di
rected by Mrs. Lillian Duers, spon
sored the Vesper services on October
26, 1958. It presented Reverend Mar
vin L. Williams, pastor of the Olive
Branch Baptist Church and his church
choir as guest participants.
Rev. Williams spoke on the theme
“The importance of Communion in
the Christian World C o m m unit y”.
Rev. Williams distinguished between
Christianity, Capitalism, and Commun
ism. He defined Communism as “what
is yours I will take; Capitahsm as
“wliat is mine I will keep”, and Chris
tianity as “What is mine is ours”. He
emphasized the importance of Chris
tianity for world unity and world
The large audience composed of
students, faculty members and friends,
were all benefited and inspired by the
great message and insiMrational songs.
—^Trumillia Johnson
The YMCA starts out in the year of
1958-59 with great intentions and is
taking every opportunity to achieve
the appointed goal. Each member is
to work by way of hope, charity, and
The YMCA plans for the year of
1958-59 are: (1) To be responsible for
the prayer services along with the
YWCA. (2) To secure food for the
needy families in Elizabeth City, dur
ing the annual Thanksgiving Cam
paign. (3) To send some members to
the National Council of Young Men’s
Christian Association which
is held in February of 1959. (4) To
sponsor some programs for college
Officers for the year are: president,
Harold Melton; vice-president, Henry
Pickett; secretary, Roland Wright; as
sistant secretary, Sylvester Mattocks;
treasurer, James Harvey; parliamen
tarian, Dennis Askew; chaplain, Ed
mund E. Whitley; and sergeant-at-
arms, James Purvis. New members are:
Jesse Majette, Herbert Mott, John R.
Garris, John Jones and Alphonza Har
The YMCA members extend wel
come to all students who are interest
ed in joining.
FOR 1958-59
The Women’s Glee Club held its
organizational meeting September 15,
at which time the following were
elected: Barbara Burke, president;
Evelyn Byrd, secretary; Yvonne Hare,
treasurer; Shirley Whitaker, librarian;
Louise Hoffler, assistant librarian and
Under the direction of Miss E. L.
Davis the Glee Club, consisting of 31
members, is anticipating an enjoyable
year. The schedule includes music for
Vespers, Christmas Breakfast, High
School Day, College Day, and the
Coronation Ball.
Included in the Glee Club are; first
sopranos — Barbara Burke, junior;
Mary Garrison, freshman; Yvonne
Hare, junior; Minnie Lowe, sopho
more; Mary Moore, sophomore; Flonia
Selby, sophomore; Ellen Simms, sen
ior; and Mary E. Smitli, sophomore.
Second sopranos — Mae Baker, fresh
man; Armaza Bryant, freshman; Eve
lyn Byrd, junior; Dona Congleton,
sophomore; Louise Griffin, freshman;
Louise Hoffler, junior; Helene Mid-
gette, sophomore; Jacqueline Parker,
junior; Joyce Respass, freshman; De-
s a d r a Skinner, sophomore; Shirley
Whitaker, junior; Rose Turnage, soph
omore; Elsie Brown, sophomore; Bea
trice Deloatch, sophomore; and Bar
bara White, junior. Altos — Algie
Bennett, sophomore; Carolyn Branch,
sophomore; Marie Elliot, junior;
Katherine Johnson, freshman; Mary
Little, sophomore; Gladys Johnson,
freshman; Varah Wallace, sophomore;
and Ethel Yelity, senior.
1. Sixty-eight
2. Bishop of Rome
3. Pakistan
4. Robert B. Anderson
5. Formosa Crisis
6. 80,000 miles
7. John Foster Dulles
8. Professor A. C. B. Lovell
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority has
elected its officers for the 1958-59
term. They are as follows: Basileus,
Helen D. Kates; anti-Basileus, Jacque
line Parker; Grammateus, Lizzie G.
Houpe; Epistoleus, Alburah Brown;
Tamiochus, Christine Artis; Ivy Leaf
Reporter, Ida P. Powell; Parliamentar
ian, Catherine Bartlett; and Dean of
Pledges, Barbara Ransome.
The young ladies of the freshman
class were entertained by the members
of Delta Theta Chapter of Alpha
Kappa Alpha Sorority on October 9,
1958 in the recreation room of the
administration building.
The freshmen were extended wel
come by the Sorors and the members
of the Ivy Leaf Club, who sang the
lovely songs of the sorority.
Words of welcome were given by
Soror Helen Kates, president of Delta
Theta Chapter; Miss Mary Lewis,
president of the Ivy Leaf Club; and
Miss E. A. Johnson, adviser to the
Delta Theta Chapter.
Dancing to the latest hit records
and card games were enjoyed.
The evening was climaxed with the
serving of green punch, cookies, pea
nuts, and mints.
The Thalis Sororis Club is compos
ed of young women of the Elizabeth
City State Teachers College of all
classification who possess the follow
ing qualifications: scholastic average
of 1.50, desirable character traits,
poise, dignity, and respect for relig
ious activities.
The officers for the academic year
of 19.58-59 are: Helen Kates, presi
dent; Stephanie Thompson, vice-pres
ident; Lizzie Houpe, secretary; Lois
Parker, assistant secretary; Inez Moye,
treasurer, and Mary Puryear, reporter.
Various activities have been plann
ed for the school term. They include;
participation in Homecoming, Palm
Sunday program. Vesper Service, and
the giving of a Commencement award
to the freshman young lady who best
portrays the qualities of fine woman
Thalia Sorosis extends a hearty wel
come to all freshmen and sincerely
hopes that the year will be a pleas
ant one.
Here is a good story to illustrate
the advantages of social contacts, the
importance of good fellowship, and
the necessity for all of us to work
together. Just the thing to use in a
campaign for new members or in
creased attendance:
A certain pastor went to call on a
backslider who had once been a
regular attendant in his congregation.
He found the man sitting before a
open fire. Without saying a word,
the minister took the tongs, lifted a
glowing coal from the fire and laid
it on the hearthstone. In silence they
watched it quickly die out. Then the
backslider spoke: “You needn’t say a
word, sir; I’ll be there next Sunday!”
October, 1958
The Twenty-Fifth National Conven
tion of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority,
Inc. was held at the Statler-Hilton
Hotel in Washington, D. C. August
17-23. The delegate from Delta Chi
Chapter of Elizabeth City State
Teachers College was Katrina John
son, a senior, of Enfield, North Caro
National Convention theme was
■'The Challenge of Changing Patterns
of Living” which was beautifully de-
v'eloped as many of the educators from
the United States and foreign coun
tries shared their ideas with the Del
Among the significant occurences
Juring the convention were: The E.
Franklin Frazier Luncheon, The Fash-
'on Show Luncheon, Joint Public
VIeeting with Alpha Kappa Alpha So
rority, Embassy Tour, and an Artists
The A K A s and Deltas shared
other interesting experiences together.
The Deltas honored the A K A’s at
a Garden Party in the Howard Uni
versity Quadrangle on Monday after
noon, and tlie A K A’s entertained the
Deltas at a Reception at the Sheraton
Park Hotel on Wednesday evening.
The Pan Hellenic Council also spon
sored a Dance at the National Guard
Delta Chi delegate was accompan
ied by the sponsor, Mrs. E. H. Mit
chell and her daughter, Sylvia, who is
a member of Alpha Eta of Virginia
State College in Petersburg, Virginia.
Both were visiting delegates.
Delta Chi Chapter of Delta Sigma
Theta Sorority, Inc. opened its activi
ties for the school year on Oct. 4 in
the Recreation Hall with a Harvest
Party for young ladies of the Fresh
man Class.
The Hall was decorated to carry out
the idea of the harvest season. Pump
kins, peppers, cornstalks, and autumn
flowers, together with other sugges
tions of the season, added color for
the occasion.
Deltas and Pyramids sang their
songs and engaged in lively conver
sation with the guests. Dancing was
enjoyed, and games were played. Re
freshments, served in the harvest style,
were nuts, mints, cookies and ice
The reactions received by the Del
tas from the young ladies indicated
that the party was a success and that
they enjoyed the hours of fun.
—Juanita Moore
Andrew V. Johnson, former News
letter Staff member, has accepted a
position with the Urban League of
Greater New York. He is now Super
intendent of the Building and also
Clerical Assistant to the Administra
Two years ago Johnson left the Col
lege to join the armed forces. Since
that time he has kept an interest in
campus affairs and has made contri
butions to the Newsletter.

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