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One of the fine things about beauty
is that it is in the eye of the beholder,
and anybody on earth can enjoy it
if he will. The only thing necessary
is to cultivate a love for it. First
nature and then man, to a small de
gree, has provided beauty everywhere,
free for the taking.
The philosophers list beauty as the
first of the three worth-while things
in life. The other two are goodness
and truth. If one looks for beauty,
he can find it all around him, in the
fleecy clouds of the sky; while they
are constantly changing form on their
beautiful blue background; in the
beautiful red and white roses, in
flowering trees and shrubs; in the un
folding of nature in early spring, and
in countless other things.
Nature has seen to it that beautiful
things are always in a state of flux—
that is ever changing. We soon tire of
things that are static. If we had the
most beautiful thing in the world con
stantly in view, we would soon cease
to notice it. This is because it never
Another kind of beauty is possibly
the highest type of all. Beauty of spirit,
as revealed by the expression on the
face of a human being, by the twinkle
in his eye, by the smile on the lips—
all indicating happiness and content
ment within. This is probably the
greatest beauty we will ever see.
We must remember to enjoy beauty
in all its aspect in order to live a
richer and fuller life.
As is the custom, the Graduating
Seniors presented their Class Night
Program in Moore Hall Auditorium
on Friday evening. May 25.
The program was opened by Don
Morgan, Master of Ceremony. Fol
lowing the introduction, Joyce Res-
pass read the history of the class and
Barbara Gainer sang “May the Good
Lord Bless and Keep You.” The James
Phillips recited “Memories.”
Prior to a dance, “Alco Laco,” the
entire Senior Class sang “Dear S. T.
C.,” composed by Clarence E. Biggs.
The students participating in the dance
were: Joyce Welch, Pretlo Solice,
James Phillips, and Frank L. Britt.
Clarence E. Biggs, Class Bard, recited
his original, “Dear S. T. C.” Gladys
Johnson read the Last Will and Tes
tament, after which, the Class Song
‘ We’re Marching On,” was sung.
John Barclift, President of the class,
presented the Senior Class Gift to the
The program closed with the sing
ing of the Alma Mater.
The Artist Speaks
To the many kind friends and
patrons, I would like to explain that
my paintings are not beautiful in
the conventional sense of the word.
They are not meant to be beautiful.
They are an attempt to embrace a
more inclusive sphere of beauty, that
of truth. They represent a concretiz
ing of a personal philosophy of one
individual caught up in his bigger
unescapable framework called human
society. Beauty, joy and happiness
are opiates which sometimes numb
our sensitivity to that which deny
their very being. Thus, I prefer to
state these ideals negatively. I present
to you unmasked sorrow, fear, hate,
bigotry and even death hoping that
in their exposure the real beauty in
life can emerge. ,
Janies C. McMillan
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dents and teachers, and among the
student body as a whole.
Slade concluded declaring that he
is willing to exert as much time and
energy as necessary to make the Stu
dent Council at Elizabeth City State
Teachers College the best that it can
A Message to
On our campus there are seven
different sororities and fraternities.
Does this mean that there should be
seven isolated groups with entirely
different goals in mind?
In reality, the principles of each
aie similar; however, it appears that
harmony does not exist among these
groups to the degree that it should.
Where does the disunity lie? Has John
Doe lost all his friends simply because
he pledged Kappa, Sigma, Alpha or
Omega? If so—why?
The campus would be much hap
pier if members of Greek Letter or
ganizations would come together and
share common problems and sponsor
more social activities, jointly. Where
there is unity, there is strength. Are
we Greeks strong? Are we friendly
toward one another? What can be
done to better our relationship? How
can we help in raising our social and
Let us get together and answer
Africa the Beautiful
Dr. I. J. K. Wells, lecturer and
world traveler gave recently a docu
mented lecture on “Africa the Beauti
Believing that most Americans are
illiterate on Africa, the speaker ex-
plainea how Africans feel about their
country, and its leaders. He stressed
the importance of Africa to the
United States and especially to the
average American citizen.
Slides shown by Dr. Wells revealed
not an uncivilized country but as
a place of beauty, of pride, and in
A question and answer period gave
the audience an opportunity to get
clear explcindtions on puzzling ques-.
tions and also served as a challenge
for a better informed America.
Begone, my doubts.
Take away the fears
So that life through the years
May be full of peace—tranquillity.
Bid the leaden dawn
Give way to light of day.
Problems of mine fade.
Dissolving e’er my chains.
Life could be for me.
If these riddles dare cease
To drive away my peace.
Full of pleasure—delight
—Lois C. Gray
To Mrs. Mitchell . . .
Mrs. Mitchell, now has come the day
That I must be on my way.
Still in my mind, you will remain,
’Cause life without you won’t be the
Thoughts of you will still linger
’Tho my College Days are almost
With you as my guide
I shall march on with pride.
In search for a loftier throne.
Although my work here is ending,
I have just reached my beginning.
For I have much to say yet—
That is—YOU—I shall NEVER
—Clarence E. Biggs
Don’t flatter yourself that friendship
authorizes you to say disagreeable
things to your intimates. The nearer
you come into relation with a person,
the more necessary do tact and cour
tesy become. Except in cases of ne
cessity, which are rare, leave your
friend to learn unpleasant things from
his enemies; they are ready enough to
tell him. —Oliver Wendell Holmes
Beta Zeta Chapter of Alpha Phi
Alpha Fraternity inducted into Alpha-
land recently, Colbert Lionel Minga
and Brady Bryce Johnson.
Colbert Lionel Minga, a graduate
of Spring Valley High School, Spring
Valley, New York, is an Elementary
Education major, minoring in socio
logy. He is an active member of the
College Choir, Drill Team and Dra
matics Club. Minga is an honor roll
student. His prospects are to be
graduated with a B. S. from E.C.S.-
T.C. and then to receive his masters
degree from Jamaica University in
the West Indies.
Brady Bryce Johnson from the Per
son County High School in Roxboro
is a physical Education major. He is
outstanding as a member of the
Basketball Team; the Student Chris
tian Association; the Athletic Com
mittee; vice-president of the Student
NEA; and vice-president of the Foren
sic Society. He also is an honor stu
dent. He plans to become a member
of the Alpha Kappa Mu Honor
Society and later a professional bas
Johnson is married to the former
Naomi Cousin, an honor graduate of
the college. They have one daughter.
Congratulations are extended to
Johnson and Minga who successfully
crossed the “burning sands.”
The members of the Lampodas
Club are fighting diligently to reach
the great summit of all Lamps, Ome-
galand. With a constant struggle and
a diligent fight, the Lamps are antici
pating an early arrival.
Newly elected officers of the Club
for the 1962-1963 season are: presi
dent, Arthur King; vice-president,
Ulysses Bell; secretary, William Clark;
assistant secretary, Alfred Cobbs;
treasurer, Charlie Jefferies; and re
porter, Kenneth Porter. TTie sweet
heart of the Lampodas Club is Betty
Lou Wilkins, a Pyramid of the Delta
Sigma Theta Soroity.
The Lamps were very elated to
meet their “Big Brothers” from the
various colleges who participated in
the Intercollegiate Music Association
here on the college campus and to see
and hear them display their talents.
In meeting their Big Brothers, the
Lamps were highly inspired by the
congenial manner which they dis
played while on campus.
In the future the Lamps hope to
continue to strengthen their Club and,
above all, to reach that wonderful
land known as Omegaland.
Let no man imagine that he has no
influence. Whoever he may be, and
wherever he may be placed, the man
who thinks becomes a light and a
power. —Henry George
Existence is a strange bargain. Life
owes us little; we owe it everything.
The only true happiness comes from
squandering ourselves for a purpose.
—James Mason Brown
Omegas Make Five
As a result of April’s line of pro
bates, five conscientious young men
were initiated into Lambda Gamma
Chapter of the Omega Psi Phi Frater
Ruben Buggs, the first man on the
line, is from Newport News, Virginia.
He is a sophomore, majoring in
Industrial Arts and a member of the
College Drill Team.
Joseph Freeman is a sophomore.
Social Scphomore, Social Science
Major and a graduate of Gorton High
School, Yonkers, New York. At pre
sent, he is president of the Forensic
Society and a member of the Forum
Committee. Freeman was a delegate
to the Model U. N. at North Coralina
Melvin Jones is a sophomore from
Ahoskie, North Carolina, who has
spent three years in the U. S. Navy.
Jones is General Science Major with
a concentration in Chemistry, and a
member of the Students of Science
George Simpson, sophomore, from
Edenton, North Carolina, is also a
General Science Major with a Chem
istry Concentration. He is an active
member of the Students of Science
Club, Student Christian Association,
and the Dramatics Club.
Paris Carson, Junior, from Suffolk,
Virginia, is a General Science Major
with a Biology Concentration. He is
one of the leading men of the Col
lege Basketball Team, a member of
the Fine Arts Committee, and also
a member of the Students of Science
The members of Lambda Gamma
Chapter of the Omega Psi Phi Frater
nity extended their right hand of
fellowship and friendship to these
neophytes. They all have demonstrat
ed good leadership ability during their
college careers, and will undoubtedly,
be assets to the chapter.
Lambda Gamma News
The Lambda Gamma Chapter of
the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity recently
elected officers for the ensuing school
year. The Brothers chosen as their
slate of officers are as follows; Bro
thers, John Jordan, basileus; James
Joyner, vice basileus; Norman King,
keeper of the records and seals;
George Griffin, keeper of finance;
and Earl Moore, dean of pledgees.
Della Herring of the Delta Chi Chap
ter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority
was named campus Sweetheart of
Lambda Gamma men.
The Lambda Gamma Chapter is
proud of the work and success of the
four brothers who are looking for
ward to graduation. These brothers
are Clarence Biggs, Adron Jones,
John Barclift, and Leonard Britt.
The Delta Chi Chapter of Delta
Sigma Theta Sorority has reorganized
for the school year 1962-63.
The twelve newly elected officers
are: president, Edna Scott; vice-presi
dent, Viola Garris; corresponding sec
retary, Anne Jones; recording secre
tary, Della Herring; financial secre
tary, Kareen Windley; journalist,
Ethel R. Rodgers; deans of probates,
Streata Bames and Alice Jones; deans
of pledges, Elsie Williams and Lossie
Peele; sergeant-at-arms, Alice Jones;
chaplain, Marion Davis; custodian,
Members of Delta Chi Chapter are
anticipating another successful year.
—Ethel Rodgers, reporter
The name of Mildred Gumbo did
not appear on the list of members of
the Thalia Sorosis Club published in
the last issue of the Compass. Thalia
Sorosis welcomes Mildred into the
News from Kappaland
The members of the Kappa Alpha
Psi Fraternity met on Wednesday
night May 9, 1962, for the purpose of
electing officers for the year of 1962-
The persons elected were as fol
lows: polemarch, Charles Cherry; vice-
polemarch, George Patterson; keeper
of the records and exchequer, Lea-
mond Downing; strategus, Albert
Robinson; It. strategus, Ernest Holly;
reporter, Jimmy Manley; historian,
Carlton Melton; dean of pledgees,
With these persons in the respective
offices, the Kappas are looking for
ward to a very prosperous year. Each
Kappa knows that if he works up to
his capacity, his brother will do the
same, thus making next year a success.
Kappa Graduates—Members of the
Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity are very
elated and proud of the fact that there
are two Kappas who will not return
next year, because of graduation. The
members of Kappa Alpha Psi are
proud of these graduates, although
they will be missed very badly. The
two Kappa men who are graduating
are William Teel, a Science Major;
and Joe Shambley, a Business Educa
It is a known fact that Kappa
Alpha Psi will be losing good leader
ship, but the members who will be
returning next year are really going
to strive to fill this leadership gap,
because Kappa Alpha Psi must go
Ivies of S. T. C.
The Ivy Leaf Club of ’62-’63 con
sists of many intelligent, energetic,
and ambitious young ladies who are
working diligently towards their goal
which is to become members of the
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority.
Recently, they have elected new
officers. They are: president, Mary
Davis, Rocky Mount, N. C.; vice-
president, Jollye Register, Hallsboro,
N. C.; secretary, Gwendolyn Sutton,
Hallsboro, N. C.; assistant secretary,
Phillippa Duke, East Orange, N. J.;
treasurer, Geraldine Wright, Capron,
Va.; and reporter, Mary Manning,
Laurinburg, N. C.
Other Ivies are: Margie Baker,
Joyce Boone, Shirley Burden, Agnes
Cloyd, Barbara Davis, Annie Dickens,
Ruth Dugger, Shirley Hagans, Janice
Harrison, Thelma Howard, Mary Jen
kins, Patrecia Kent, Esther Littlejohn,
Martha Reid, Carrie Reaves, Marie
Rogers, Faye Salley, Susie Sharpless,
Arzie Sutton, Maud Sykes, Eloise
Turner, Joyce Vaughan, Peggy Wat
son, Florence Whitfield, and Joyce
The Ivies, along with the Alpha
Kappa Alpha Sorority, are looking
forward to next semester. They plan
to inject many wholesome, worthwhile,
and beneficial activities for the good
of the Ivy Leaf Club, the Alpha Kap
pa Alpha Sorority, and the entire
The members of the Ivy Leaf Club
wish each member of the college a
very pleasant, successful, and pros
perous summer, and hope that each
will return in the best of health and
the determination of working diligent
ly to raise the standards of our col
lege family and community.
One evening when Thomas Edison
came home from work, his wife said
to him, “You’ve worked long enough
without a rest. You must go on a va
cation.” “But where on earth would
I go?” asked Mr. Edison. “Just decide
where you would rather be than any
where else on earth,” suggested his
wife. Mr. Edison hesitated, “Very
well,” he said finally, “I’ll go tomor
The next morning he was back at
wrok in his laboratory.