Elizabeth City, N. C.
Dr. Priestley Inspires
Dr. S. E. Gerard Priestley, lecturer
and author, presented an inspiring talk
to the College Family in Moore Hall
Auditorium on November 19 at 6:00
p.m. as the third Lyceum Series pre
sentation of this school term.
“Present Crisis in World Affairs”
was the topic on which Dr. Priestley
spoke. He pointed out that we are
going through a period of transition
in Science and Technology which
eliminates the elements of time and
space. Dr. Priestley also reminded us
that this is an age of challenge.
The speaker stressed the points that
there should not be as much filth and
poverty in the world today as there is
with modern scientific and technical
advancements, and that these poor
conditions can not be blamed solely
on Communism. He said that even if
Communism did not have the world
in an uproar; that in this stage of de
velopment in the world, something
else would have the world in a similar
Dr. Priestley stated that no one
wants war in this nuclear age. The
Russians, the Americans and every
body else know that if there should be
a war, there would not be a winner,
said the speaker. He also siaid that
Socialism, not Communism, exists in
the U. S. S. R. today, and that it will
probably be two or three hundred
years before it would really come into
The tension and turmoil that exist
today are the resultants of the dis
satisfaction of the minority groups
with the policies of the majority which
once were accepted without question,
concluded Dr. Priestley.
Priestley is one of the outstanding
personalities on the American plat
form. Born in Windsor, England,
Priestley spent his youth in the United
Kingdom. A scholarship to Hart
ford Seminary in Connecticut brought
him to the United States. He received
the Bachelor of Divinity degree and
Master of Theology degree from Hart
ford. He was awarded the Master of
Arts and Doctor of Philosophy degrees
in history and international economics,
from the Graduate School of Arts
and Sciences of New York University.
He also holds the post-graduate degree
of Master of Social Science.
Dr. Priestley taught at Springfield
College, New York University and at
Alabama College. He has lectured in
Colleges, Universities, and abroad on
There is no better work than put
ting the bottom of the ladder where
the man is so that he can by his
own effort, cl.'mb to the top.
Lawrence Winters, noted dramatic
Baritone, with Jonathan Brice at the
piano, was presented by the College
on November 13.
He began the program with two
17th century love songs. He followed
these with German and French com
positions written in the 18th and 19th
centuries by such composers as
Strauss, Ravel and Verdi. An out
standing presentation from this group
was “Credo” From Otello.
After intermission the songs were
in a more comtemporary vein. A very
special presentation by Mr. Winters
was “It Ain’t Necessarily So” from
Porgy and Bess. For his encore he
sang “They Call the Wind Mariah”
and “S. T. C. Evening Song” written
by Mr. Carl Franklin, Head of Busi
ness Education Department of the
College. Throughout the entire perfor
mance Mr. Brice, the pianist, was
marvelous as an accompanist of the
Homecoming Best in Years
Alpha Kappa Mu
The tide turned a few days ago
when five students of the college were
initiated into Alpha Kappa Mu Honor
Society, the highest scholastic honor
organization on this campus.
The five students, all juniors are:
John Jordan, Edenton; Alice Myrick,
Como; George Patterson, Statesville;
Patrick Reese, Disputanta, Virginia;
and Leonard Slade, Conway.
A reception given in the Lighthouse
Student Center, on November 14
honored these students for excellence
in classroom activities during their
To me the end of education for the
classroom is more and more clear. It
should be straight thinking.
■‘And the angel said unto them.
Fear not: for, behold, 1 bring you
good tidings of great joy, w'hich shall
be to all people.
For unto you is born this day in
the city of David a Saviour, which
1 is Christ the Lord.”
Ivey Makes History
N.C. Joint Council
On Health and
The North Carolina Joint Council
On Health and Citizenship had its
First Anniversary Celebration on Sun
day, November 12, 1961, 4:00 p.m. at
the C.M. Eppes High School, Green
ville, North Carolina. The theme was
“Building A Quality Community
Through Quality Education.”
Distinguished participants on the
program included representatives of
educational and civic organizations
from all sections of North Carolina.
Outstanding among these were Dr.
Andrew A. Best, Greenville physician,
who is president of the Council, and
Congressman Herbert C. Bonner.
From the Elizabeth City State
Teachers College were Dr. W. N.
Ridley, Chairman Council Beard of
Higher Education; Dr. W. W. Ho.fflsr,
President of Old North State Medical
Society; and Lloyd Sawyer, freshman
and soloist of E. C. S. T. C.
Hilda Solomon Ivey, a Business Edu
cation Major, is S. T. C.’s first gradu
ate in Secondary Education. (Mrs.)
Ivey graduated from Eastman High
School in Enfield, North Carolina.
She transferred here from St. Paul’s
College in 1960, and did her practice
teaching at P. W. Moore High School
in Elizabeth City, North Carolina.
(Mrs.) Ivey now lives in Roanoke
Rapids, North Carolina.
Dr. Samuel D. Proctor
Dr. Samuel D. Proctor, President of
the A. and T. College, Greenbcro,
delivered the main address to North
eastern North Carolina Teachers
their annual meeting here on Novem
To a large audience in Williams
Hall, Dr. Proctor spoke eloquently
on “The Wonders of Teaching.”
He distinguished it as a pro
fession rather than a job. “As a job”,
he said, “teaching is a prison of paper
work; but as a profession, it is each
morning a daybreak, and the class
room is a garden.”
Continuing the address, he urged
teachers to submerge themselves in
their profession by being greedy fcr
study, by living vicariously with their
pupils and by orienting their thinking
to meet the challenge of the future.
In conclusion, he declared that
every new topic is the gateway to ex
panding learning. Teachers must be
professional—they must study.
Rev. Harold E.
The speaker for the Vesper Hour
which was held Sunday, November 12,
1961, was the Reverend Harold E.
Braxton, Acting Director of Religious
Activities at Virginia State College,
Petersburg, Virginia. Reverend Brax
ton’s message was centered around
the theme “What is Man?—More
Reverend Braxton’s speech was
opened with a quotation, “I was only
a lump of clay until someone planted
a rose in me.” He said, “Those who
think too little of themselves and
those who think too much of them
selves are really ‘just lumps of clay.”
Man is more than clay; he is more
than Biochemical and Biophysical,
because God fashioned him in his own
image, and we are in the likeness of
Him that created the whole universe.
Man was given the characteristics
that make him higher than the lower
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LYCEUM CONCERT SERIES
February 7, 1962 Modern Interpre
tative Dancing—Dance Drama Co.
March 24, 1962 “Mid-Summer
Night’s Dream” Players Inc.
Choir Plans Christmas Concert
The Elizabeth City State Teachers
College Choir plans again this year
to give an annual Christmas Concert.
The concert will be the Christmas
portion of the oratorio written by
George Frederic Handel, a German
Composer, who spent many years in
England. By now you probably
guessed that this oratorio is “The
Messiah,” and that it will be directed
by Miss Evelyn A. Johnson.
The story of The Messiah concerns
the prophecies and the coming of
Jesus. When the first rendition of
the “Hallelujah Chorus” was heard
at a performance of “The Messiah”
London, King George II and his
nobles rose to their feet to show their
reverence for this great music. The
entire audience stood with him and
this day, it is customary for the
audience to stand during the singing
of the “Hallelujah Chorus.”
This oratorio consists of solos,
majestic choruses, and recitatives
with piano accompaniment. There
selected choir members to sing
the solos in the oratorio. They are
as follows: Joyce Welch, Soporano;
Lenora Slade, Mezzo Soprano; George
Patterson, Tenor; and Don Morgan,
Bass. The choir will sing the choruses
and Mr. Lucien Clay McDonald, as
sistant director, will be the accom
This year the Choir will be giving
the Christmas portion of The Messiah
three times. The choir is engaged
to perform The Messiah in the fol
lowing places at the designed times:
Roper, North Carolina, Washington
County Union School, December 7,
Selma, North Carolina, Harri
son High School, December 10,
Elizabeth City, North Carolina, Eliza
beth City State Teachers College,
Moore Hall Auditorium, December
The Messiah is one of the great
est musical compositions. Although
this oratorio is long and difficult, it
took Handel only twenty-four days
to complete the writing of it. The
Elizabeth City State Teachers Col
lege Choir anticipates doing this ora
torio “TTie Messiah,” so very well
that even Handel, if he could be
present, would enjoy it.
For the student of this issue, the
members of the Compass Staff of
Elizabeth City State Teachers College
have selected Nathaniel Moore,
a senior from Goldsboro, North Caro
lina. Mr. Moore is majoring in Ele
mentary Education. He is a member
of the College Players, Ushers Guild,
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity; he is
President of the Student Council, and
was recently accepted for Who’s Who
in American Colleges and Universities.
Mr. Moore desires to teach in
Florida after he is graduated from
Elizabeth City State Teachers College.
He also plans to do further study in
the field of education.
> The 1961 Homecoming brought to
the campus a host of alumni and
friends and was considered the best in
At the Homecoming Assembly on
Thursday morning. Coach Robert L.
Vaughan, Director of Athletics, spoke
of the coming event as “one of the
most exciting experiences that students
and others partake of during the en
tire school year.” With that in mind
the students, led by the cheering
squad, got the spirit and entered
heartily into their cheers and yells for
Elizabeth City State Teachers College,
especially the “Pirates.”
Never losing pep, the students re
turned to the auditorium on Friday to
attend the “Broncos’” funeral. Seem
ingly, there was not a break in spirit
nor inspiration as the students moved
from the auditorium to the bonfire in
the vicinity of the tennis court.
While the spirit was still high and
the atmosphere filled with sounds of
Homecoming, members from various
campus organizations journeyed to the
city Armory to construct floats which
were to appear in the Homecoming
All floats were constructed and
ready to be entered into the parade by
11:30 a.m. Saturday morning.
The theme of this years Home
coming Parade was “One World.” Its
purpose was to show the unity of
various countries, if they were not
separated by such means as race,
color or governmental affairs.
The parade was made very colorful
by various organzations on campus
with representation of floats and cars.
In the parade were bands from various
high schools in the area. Included
were; C. S. Brown, Edenton High
School, P: W. Moore High School,
and R. L, Vann High School. The
Fayetteville State Teachers College
Band was also in the parade.
Reigning over the parade was “Miss
S. T. C. ,” Ella Roberts. Her attend
ants were flelen Foye and Gladys
“Miss Fayetteville” was Margaret
Gore. Her attendants were Ruby Ha
gans and Hazel Clark.
There were many Alumni Chapters
represented, and “Miss Alumni” for
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The Placement of
The 1961 graduates of this insti
tution are working in the following
places: Velma S. Barclift, Halifax Co.,
Va.; Carolyn E. Branch, Pocomoke,
Md.; Jean Brothers, Portsmouth, Va.;
Rubye D. Brown, Williamston, N.C.;
Saluda M. Brown, Northampton, Va.;
Joseph A. Buggs, Columbia, N.C.;
Wilson Bunch, Windsor, N.C.; Donna
B. Congleton, Bethel, N.C.; Charles
Everett, Jr., Edenton, N.C.; Vernell
Ferebee, Smithfield, Va.; Ralph C.
Glover, Henderson; Yvonne Gould,
Kinston, N.C.; William H. Hager,
Belmont, N.C.; Frederick N. Hall,
Ahoskie, N.C.; Charlotte W. Hard
ing, Washington, N.C.; Carlton P.
Hocutt, Snow Hill, Md.; George E.
Kitchen, Raliegh, N.C.; Robert L.
Knight, Portsmouth, Va.; Inez E.
Jones, Newport News, Va.; Ina J.
Lennon, Hallsboro, N.C.; Thomas E.
Linerman, Edenton, N.C.; Juanita
Moore, Norfolk, Va.;
Also Martha A. Purvis, Selma,
N.C.; Mary H. Puryear, Norfolk, Va.;
Melvyn N. Ridley, Newburg, N.Y.;
Lula G. Roberts, Portsmouth, Va.;
James E. Small, Martin County;
Delores V. Stewart, Norfolk, Va.;
Rosa L. Turnage, Red Bank, N.J.;
Varah M. Wallace, Martin County;
Shirley D. Winfield, Princess Anne
Co., Va.; Robert Wynn, Portsmouth,
Va.; and Le Vonne Joyner, Williams
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