Elizabeth City, N. C.
"Miss S. T. c:
To reign at Homecoming, November 4
Support Bond Issue
Three student leaders of E. C. S. T.
C. along with other North Carolina
college students, met with Governor
Terry Sanford to discuss a Bond Issue
and make plans for a better North
These studnets were: Nathaniel
Moore, president of the Student Coun
cil; Clarence E. Biggs, Editor-in-Chief
of the “Compass”; Gladys Johnson,
president of the Women’s Government
This conference took place on Octo
ber 5 in the Senate Chamber of the
State Capitol in Raleigh, North Caro
lina. Student representatives from
several North Carolina Colleges were
It was pointed out during the con
ference that the most important factor
to consider in cormection with a cam-
pain of this nature is winning positive
votes from the people. In order to
make more citizens aware of the im
portance of voting, it was discussed
and agreed upon that those present at
the conference would help in “The
Torch For Education” by-(l) announc
ing the value of the ballot over the
public address system during athletic
events, (2) making public speeches, (3)
making telephone calls to inform
members of various communities and
(4) providing FREE post cards to in
form parents and relatives at home.
Representatives from S. T. C. bene
fited from the Conference by full
The following statement was made by
Governor Terry Sanford in explana
tion of the purpose of the Conference.
I am very happy to see such great
interest in the campaign for the bond
issue on the part of students and
young people of North Carolina.
Those who characterize otir younger
generation as silent, or apathetic, or
uninterested should look to this state
where students are demonstrating their
concern about the kind of society in
which they now live and which they
will one day inherit.
This is only right, for these students
and young people of today, as well as
their children, will be the chief bene
ficiaries of those improvements that
we will vote on in November.
Because of the widespread interest
which has been brought to my atten
tion, I have appointed a Student Com
mittee for a Better North Carolina to
work with the Citizens Committee for
a Better North Carolina which I
selected last week.
I am naming as Chairman of the
The annual candle lighting service
signifying the lighting of candles in the
quest for awareness, appreciation of
beauty, knowledge, truth and faith was
held in Moore Hall Auditorium Sun
day, September 17. The procession of
the Freshman class was led by Nat
haniel Morre, President of the Student
Council and Ella Roberts “Miss State
President Ridley Emphasized the
theme in his address “Let us Have
Light.” Janice Pierce, a Junior Coun
selor, lit the candles of the six youths
representing the Freshman Class.
These youths, Janice Harrison, John
A. Welch, Jr., Joyce Ann Vaughan,
Ulysses Bell, Claudine Whitehurst and
Lloyd Sawyer, in turn, lit the candles
of the entire Freshman Class.
Parade Of The Talented
The Freshman Class of 1961 pre
sented a talent show in order to dis
play to all the entertaining abilities
possessed by its members. This pro
gram, which was held in Moore Hall
September 15, gave the Freshman
Class creditable representation.
Talents were displayed in the field
of singing, poetry and recitation,
piano and trumpet playing and model
ing. Some of the mere distinguished
performers were Betty Lou Wilkins,
Van Lee James, James Privett and
Claudine Whitehurst. David riee-
man was a competent M.C.
Seniors Take National
Seniors of Elizabeth City State
Teachers College, and students and
graduates of other colleges, took the
National Teachers Examination at
Elizabeth City High School on Octo
The examination was administered
by Dr. George Walker, Director of
the Area of Education at the college,
who was assisted by Dr. Marion M.
Caldwell, Associate Professor of Psy
chology at Elizabeth City State Teach
ers College, and Miss I.. A. Watkins,
The examination began at 8:30 a.m.
promptly, and with the exception of
one hour’s interval lasted until 3:20
315 Freshmen Are
Orientated At S. T .C.
S. A. C. In Region
The Student Activities Committee
participated in the Region Four
Conference of the Association of
College Unions. The Conference
was held on October 12-14, 1961,
at the University of Virginia.
The Association of College Unions
Bulletin states: “The theme for the
1961 Conference will be “Blueprint
for the College Unions.” Particular
emphasis was placed on the re
cruitment of new members of the
association, and a special feature of
the conference was planning and
development of new union buildings
Now that Elizabeth City State
Teachers College anticipates the con
struction of a College Union Build
ing in the near future, our delegates
will find this theme, “Blueprints for
College Unions,” of particular in
terest. Students are urging parents,
alumni, and all interested students to
vote “Yes” in the Bond Issue in Nov
ember, for future construction
E.S.T.C. depends upon the outcome
of the Bond Issue.
Student Of The Issue
Student Committee Mr. Bill Harris
President of the Student Body at the
University of North Carolina at Cha
In addition, I am especially happy
to be able to appoint as Adviser to
the Student Committee Dr. Leo Jen
kins, President of East Carolina Col
lege, who has a great interest in work
ing with the students of our state on
the problems of concern to them.
The bond campaign is only the first
of the problems which I hope the stu
dent will consider. A suggestion has
been made that there be created
county student clubs in order to give
students from the same locality wh?
attend different colleges the opportu
nity to share their experiences and
Another problem with which I am
greatly concerned is that of seeing that
the foreign students in our high
schools and colleges are made wel
come in our state. I especially urge
the committee to consider ways of
solving this. I will be happy to help
with problems in any way within my
CLARENCE E. BIGGS
Clarence E. Biggs, a native of
Williamston, North Carolina,
graduated from E. J. Hayes High
School in May of 1958.
In addition to being an honor stu
dent during his freshman year at
S.T.C., he received a certificate of
merit for wholesome dormitory liv
In April of 1959, Biggs, who
then the vice-president of the local
Chapter of the Student N.E.A.,
tended a State N.E.A. Conference
at Shaw University and was elected
second vice-president of the State
Biggs is a member of the Omega
Psi Phi Fraternity and holds the of-
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Teachers At Work
Nine seniors students are partici
pating in student teaching during this
first nine weeks of the first semester.
They are as follows: Marian An
derson High School, Cavin E. Wil
liams; James E. Swimpson; Mary Neal
Mitchell and Oliver Wendell George.
Currituck Union School, Kelly Bow
ser Jr.; Erma Delores Daniels; Louise
Gertude Griffin; Edna Pruden; P. W.
Moore and Hilda Delores Ivey.
Time Changes Things
World, how I long for the days gone
For joys that I once knew.
For peace that I found ’neath open
When no blinds hid its blue.
World, I long to get used to your
To know when steps are sure,
To see this great host, the human
Find for its ills a cure.
World, I long to know who is a
In such an age as this;
Where to go and not find restless men
Who grope in seas of mist.
—Theresa H. Hall
The Compass Staff
The “Compass Staff” had an in
formal meeting on September 27th,
at 6:30 p.m., for the purpose of get
ting acquainted with new members.
The meeting began by the old
members introducing themselves and
telling of their particular interests
in the Compass. The freshmen in
turn, told of their interests and what
they hoped to contribute. They were
assured of one thing by Joe Hand,
Afterwards there were refresh
ments and dancing, which was indeed
a good way to end a pleasant evening
filled with interesting conversation.
It was a pleasure to see Willie Ar
rington, Hampton Bland, Jo Ann
Blue, Delorise Bowe, Shirley Carpen-
ing, Theresa Dildy, Marcial Forbes,
Leona Griffin, Thelma Howard, Ziner
Johnson, Annie Ruth Lea, Matthew
Lewis, Sarah Sulton, Mildred Thomas
and Mary Washington as our new
1960-61 Compass members present
were Clarence Biggs, Joyce Brown,
Marilene Elliot, Lois Gray, Joe Hand,
John Jordan, Arthur King, Charles
King, Annie R. Lea, Frances Moore,
Carolyn Mosley, Ethel Rogers, Rosa
Stokes and Stewart Vick.
In The Office Of The President
DR. RIDLEY CONFERS WITH MEMBERS OF HIGHER EDUCATION COMMISSION
On September 6, freshmen students
began to arrive on the campus. They
were met first by the Registrar, Mr.
Taylor Jones, and then by the dormi
tory directors. The students were
aided during their period of con
fusion by the friendly junior coun
selors, who introduced them into
The Freshman Orientation Week
Program began formally at 2:00 p.m.
September 7, with an introductory
ceremony. They were informed of
very important matters pertaining to
the orientation procedure. Later they
divided into groups and were guided
on a tour of the buildings and grounds.
For the rest of the week, the stu
dents engaged in taking examinations.
On Sunday at 5.30 p.m. President
and Mrs. Ridley entertained a recep
tion on their lawn in honor of the
The students were received by the
President’s daughter, Yolande Ridley,
Mr. and Mrs. Ridley and then by the
members of the faculty and staff.
After meeting the faculty members,
the students were served refreshments.
Examinations, and other orientation
activities being over, the freshmen
were ready for registration. Eagerly
they waited to meet the upper class
men, and then to begin to digging
into their studies.
By Ihe end of the oiiciitation
period, three hundred and fifteen
freshmen students had enrolled for
the fall semester. This is the largest
freshman class in the history of .
Elizabeth City State Teachers Col
Summer School Science
Workshop A Success
During the last three weeks of the
six-week session of summer school, a
Science Workshop was directed under
the supervision of Mrs. Dorothy E.
Thomas, Chairman of the Science De
partment. Clarence E. Biggs, Science
Major, served as Workshop Assistant.
This workshop was designed to in
crease the knowledge and skills of in-
service teachers who are affiliated with
Elementary Science Programs.
To make the class practical, inter
esting and beneficial, members of the
class took the initiative to go on field
trips, set up terraria and acquaria and
construct electric questioners. Scien
tific principles were implied in all
phases of their classroom work.
The workshop ended with a Science
Exhibit which was presented in the
lobby of Lester Hall.
Reading Workshop Held
Dr. M. M. Caldwell, an instructor
in the Area of Education at Elizabeth
City State Teachers College, was Di
rector of a Reading Workshop during
the first three weeks of summer
The class was composed largely of
in-service teachers who were interest
ed in helping students develop better
reading skills and techniques. To illu
strate ways of doing this, members
of the class presented an Assembly
program. During this presentation, five
topics were outlined and discussed
which helped to explain how reading
can be made simple, yet interesting.
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