Pres. W. N. Ridley To Be Inaugurated April 26
Published by State Teachers College for Students and Alumni
Elizabeth City, N. C., April, 1959
The Women’s Government Asso
ciation observed its second c.nnual
Women’s Week-end in Moore Hall
April 11-12. “Women Leaders in
Times of Transition” was the theme
for the program.
The opening session was at two
o’clock on Saturday afternoon At
the beginning of this period, Muuricia
Grandy read a poem “My Task”. A
panel discussion on “Women's Roles
in Times of Transition”, with Mrs.
Arthur Bagley, Mrs. Donnell Cooper,
Mrs. Winnie Robinson, and Dr.
Farhat Houssain of Pakistan serving
as panelists, revealed the tremen
dous role of women throughout the
world. An open discussion period
was directed by Ellen Simms. Co
ordinating the afternoon activities
was Sara Heckstall.
A formal dance was held in the
evening in Williams Gymnasium.
The Sunday School sission on Sun
day morning was inspiring as Dr.
Houssain told of her cultures and
customs in a most interesting manner.
At three o’clock in the afternoon
in the Lounge of Doles Hall, an Ac
quaintance Hour was held for Dr.
Culminating the week-end program
was a beautiful vesper session. The
speaker for this r'ccasion was Mrs.
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The members of the Newsletter
staff recently elected the editor-in-
chief for the 1959-60 school term.
An excellent choice was made when
Henry B. Pickett, a sophomore, was
chosen. The new editor comes from
Morehead City, N. C. He was a
member of the first graduating class
of the W. S. King High School. Dur
ing his high school career he was
a very active student: outstanding
athlete, president of the student
council, and director of the safety
As a college student, Pickett has
made many achievements since Sep
tember 1957. He is president of
the Y.M.C.A., secretary of the Sun
day School, treasurer of sophomore
class, vice basileus of the Lambda
Gamma Chapter of the Omega Psi
Phi Fraternity, sports editor for
Newsletter, and a member of the
Disciplinary Committee. In sports,
Pickett was captain of the Hawks
intramural basketball team. He is
Dean to Attend
Dr. Leedell W. Neyland, Dean of
Elizabeth City State Teachers College,
has been selected as one of fifteen
participants in the Danforth Seminar
on Teaching and Learning at Teachers
College, Columbia Uniersity, which
is to be held between July 27 and
Participation in the seminar is
made possible by a grant from the
Danforth Foundation of St. Louis,
Missouri. The grant covers trans
portation, board and lodging, as well
as all other fees and costs attendant
to meeting the requirements of the
The primary purpose of the semi
nar is to help stimulate teachers to
become more effective teachers by
having them study and evaluate vari
ous methods of teaching and learn
ing, with emphasis on how these
methods might be used at one’s own
The Elizabeth City State Teachers
“Kind Lady”, a three-act psycholo
gical drama by Edward Chodorov,
in Moore Hall Auditorium at 8:15
p.m., March 13. The drama was
directed by Mrs. J. M. Hoffler.
“Kind Lady” was a melodrama
centered around Miss Mary Herries,
a very rich old maid who lived alone
in Montague Square, London. Miss
Herries’ kindness and generosity
toward people, especially needy ones,
caused her to become a hostage i
her own home. This un:anny .scheme
was accomplished by an insidious
character named Henry Abbott, as
sisted by his accomplices, the Edwards
family. Over a period of time, Henry
Abbott succeeded in gaining posses
sion of Miss Herries’ fortune and in
selling many of her valuable paintings.
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Natianal Library Week
In observance of National Library
Week, the class in Elementary Dis
play Problems, under the direction
of Mr. E. L. Smith, decorated the
library. They used as their theme
“Book Showers”, which was in keep
ing with the month of April.
Throughout the library could be
seen decoration which was descriptive
of April scenery. Noteworthy were
the blue and gold book which caught
the eye upon entrance to the library,
the silhouette of an umbrella with
colorful raindrops of book covers,
and blue trees from whose branches
were suspended book covers.
now catcher for the varsity baseball
Pickett was elected as one of the
delegates to attend the Southern
Y.M.C.A. Regional Meeting in At
lanta, Georgia, in February. He was
also sent to New York as a delegate
to the C.S.P.A. convention held at
Columbia University March 12-14.
He anticipates going into the
clergy after his training here. With
his outgoing personality and ability.
Henry Pickett will make an excellent
College Day Climaxed By
"Miss S. T. C."
Pauline Carney was formally
crowned “Miss S. T. C.” at the Coro
nation Ball on April 10, 1959. A
very deserving young lady, Miss Car-
r.cy acceptcd ‘.he hor.cr v. ith the dig
nity which aided her in winning the
Pauline is well liked around the
campus because of her warm and
amiable way of associating with peo
ple. She possesses fine character
traits, among which are integrity,
cooperativeness, and moral sound
Although Pauline is a little de
mure, she mingles well with her peers.
She is very flexible as could be evi
denced by her participation in various
The “Miss S. T. C.” is another
milestone in Pauline’s life. To her
it is a very important one as it rep
resents an extremely high honor.
But our “Miss S. T. C.” will strive
“from day to day” as she said, to
uphold the responsibility which the
State Teachers College
Elizabeth City, North Carolina
June 8 - July 17
Annual College Day was observed
on April 10 with graduating .seniors
conducting the general affairs of the
The Annual Coronation Ball was
held in Williams Gymnasium at
Ten beautfiully dressed young
women and ten handsomely attired
young men, all seniors, marched into
the Gymnasium followed by Rene
Turner who dropped flowers in hon
or of the lovely Adeline Price, Miss
S. T. C. for 1958-59. She was es
corted by Hezekiah Cooper, presi
dent of the Senior Class.
When charming Pauline Carney,
Miss S. T. C. for 1959-60, entere:!
with Junior Class president, Curtis
Bryan, everyone saw a radiance which
was typical of the newly-elected Miss
S. T. C. She was warmly received
by the retiring queen and made wel
come to the court. In a fitting cere
mony that followed this welcome, she
was presented the crown and formally
named Miss S. T. C.
The Master of the Ceremonies
then introduced the Dance Group,
Band, Choir, and Women’s Glee Club
who gave performances in honor
of Queen Pauline. Entertainment
for the evening continued with danc
ing ied oy tfie queen ana her court m
the Coronation Waltz.
Five Students Complete
Requirements At End
Of Winter Quarter
At the end of the Winter Quarter
five students completed the require
ments for graduation from the Eliza
beth City State Teachers College.
They were Queen Esther Wilson. Hol
land, Virginia; Inez Russ, Washing
ton, D. C.; Evelyn Harris, Courtland.
Virginia; John Richard Miller, Clif
ton Forge, Virginia; and Lillie Ari-
menta Mattocks, Oriental, North
Final Lyceum Program
Presented April 4th
The Male Chorus of the A. and T.
College of Greensboro, North Caro
lina, was featured in the last series
of lyceum programs presented in
Moore Hall Auditorium on April 4.
'New Dimensions' Is
Theme of Dr. Edmonds'
Founders Day Address
Dr. Helen G. Edmonds, Professor
of History at North Carolina College,
Durham, delivered an impressive
Founders Day address on “New Di
mensions in the Heritage of the Eliza
beth City State Teachers College.”
As she reviewed the history of the
College, she urged her audience to
“meet the ever-increasing challenge
which the future holds.” Dr. Ed
monds spoke of the expanding cur
riculum and told the college students
that they must not only know their
history, but see their responsibilities.
To emphasize the significance of
the history of the College, she gave
statistics to show the relative position
of the institution and the northeastern
section in the affairs of North Carolina.
The speaker was introduced by
President W. N. Ridley. Other par
ticipants were the Reverend H. L.
Mitchell, former member of the
Board of Trustees of the College;
Mr. N. L, Meekins, alumnus; Katri
na Johnson, senior; and members of
the College Choir, under the direction
of Miss E. A. Johnson.
Delegates Attend Scholastic
Press Association Meeting
Attending the Thirfy-^ifth Annual
Scholastic Press Association held
March 12-14 at Columbia University
in New York were Mary Louise
Hoffler, junior and typist, of Eliza
beth City; Trumillia Johnson, junior
and reporter, Enfield; and Henry
Pickett, sophomore and editor-in-
chief for the year of 59-60, More-
These delegates received great
benefits from the experiences, dis
cussions and opinions which they
shared with the delegates from other
colleges and experts in the field of
Mrs. Edna Mitchell, advisor of the
Newsletter Staff, accompanied the
delegates; also Coach R. L. Vaughn.
Roland V. Bowser, efficient editor
of The Newsletter and representative
to tlie Columbia Scholastic Press As
sociation in 1951 and 1952, died in
Los Angeles, Calif., April 2. He was
also member of the College Choir
and Dramatic Club.
The Cast of "Kind Lady"