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Aims at Culture
Leonard Slade introduced a “Pro
gram of Music Appreciation” spon
sored by the Student Council at the
Assembly on October 11.
The music was divided into three
groups. Selected religious music in
cluded Handel’s overture from “The
Messiah” and the “H e 11 e 1 u j a h
Chorus.” Andrew Hamlett, narrator,
explained the category and the mood.
James Weldon Johnson’s “God’s
Trombones” ended the first part of
Classical music of Ludwig van
Beethoven, Frederic Francois Chopin,
and Peter llich Tchaikovsky was
rendered. Wilson Bryant, pianist,
played the selection from Chopin
which was a “Polonaise in A.” Geral
dine Kidd was the narrator.
The final part of the program was
centered around Jazz. “Dig That
Jazz Man” was the first of the selec
tions. “Medley of American Jazz from
Dixie Land and Thru Concert Jazz
to Progressive Jazz” was played by
Mr. Carl Franklin and greatly en
joyed by all. The classical Jazz was
from a recording of George Gersh
win’s “Porgy and Bess” and “Rhap
sody in Blue.” A recording from Dave
Brubeck and selections of progressive
Jazz concluded the program.
The Student Council looks forward
to presenting this type of program as
an exemplification of the cultural
aspects of education which should be
stressed more by the student govern
ment. The Council feels that this is
one area in which we need more
motivation for self-development.
The Signiticance of
The Student National Education
Association is the professional associa
tion for college or university students
preparing to teach. Its members are
members of duly chartered Local
Chapters. Local Chapters and state
student education associations are in
tegral parts of the Student NEA. A
member of Student NEA is a student
member of his state education associa
tion and the NEA, with all the rights,
privileges, and responsibilities of as
sociate membership in these profes
The Student NEA provides mem
bers with opportunities for develop
ing personal growth and professional
competences; for gaining an under
standing of the history, ethics, and
program of the organized teaching
profession; for participating in co
operative work on the problems of the
profession and the community; for
active professional membership on
the local, state, national, and world
It provides experiences which will
interest capable students in teaching
as a career; encourage the careful
selection and guidance of persons ad
mitted to teachet^-education program;
and, through higher standards of
preparation and the dissemination of
information, contribute to a reason
able balance in teacher supply and
The Men’s Government Association
met on Wednesday, October 3, to
elect officers for the 1962-63 school
year. Officers elected are: president,
James (Joe) Hand; vice president,
Otha Sydnor; and secretary-treasurer-
reporter, Ulysses Bell.
The members of the Men’s Govern
ment Association are planning to
make this year and future years,
wholesome and enjoyable for dormi
tory and campus living for the men
of this institution.
The College Choir, having spent a
most restful summer, is now back to
the hard, yet pleasurable task of pro
viding the college family with the
best in music.
Miss Johnson, the choir director,
spent her vacation in Ontario, Can
ada, and Buffalo, New York. It was
not all pleasure for Miss Johnson, for
she spent much of the time studying
music. Surely, the choir will appreci
ate Miss Johnson in her efforts to
improve the choir through her
Assisting Miss Johnson this year
will be Miss Edna L. Davis, a former
member of the faculty; Mr. Ballou,
organist; and Mr. Wendell Wilson,
There are approximately twenty-
three new members in the choir. They
are now orientating themselves to the
choir’s numerous rehearsals. There are
now sixty-four members in the group.
The new members are: Aytch,
Williams R.; Beckwith, Bessie O.;
Bembro, Luther I.; Bonner, Emma L;
Brown, Joseph S.; Butler, Thelma G.;
Caudle, Charles W.; Cole, Shirley Y.;
Etheridge, Reseda M.; Herring, Mary
A.; Jones, Florence M.; Lamb, Louis
T.; Mimes, Eddie Mae; Moody, Max
ine J.; Moore, Gloria E.; Morgan,
Patricia L.; NewKirk, Benjamin C.;
Perry, Portia B.; Roberts, Lynwood;
Robinson, John; Ruffin, William E.;
Scarboro, Dorothy L.; and Williams,
The College Players extended its
welcome to all new members on
October 4, at 6:30 p.m. in the Little
President Charles Cherry presided
over the program of talent rendered
by the old members. Mr. Bernard L.
Peterson, new director, dramatized
spot scenes from “Macbeth” and other
Cokes and cookies curtailed the
entertainment, and it was then de
cided that new-member talent be dis
played the following Wednesday.
The Players look forward to a suc
cessful year, having Mr. Peterson’s
skill and ability as an excellent
Science Club News
The Students of Science Club held
its first meeting of the 1962-63
school term in the Science Lecture
Room October 3, 1962, with the club
president. Sunny Vick, presiding.
The paramount purpose of the
meeting was to receive new members;
however, some other important mat
ters were considered. The Science
Club selected several lecturers from
a list of more than fifty made avail
able by the Collegiate Academy of
the North Carolina Academy of
Science. These lecturers will come to
the college during the year and speak
on various topics of specific interest
to science majors.
Plans were made for a science
bulletin board which will be kept up
to date by an assigned committee.
The Students of Science Club also
plans a Science Fair this year.
Mr. Stork Arrives Early
Mr. Stork found it fitting to pay a
visit to two of the families of the S.
T. C. staff. The lucky families are the
Gregory Ridleys and the Theon
Smiths. Mr. Gregory Ridley is a mem
ber of the faculty in the Fine Arts
Department; Mr. and Mrs. Smith are
members of the administration.
Terra Lisa Smith was born to Mr.
and Mrs. Smith September 3, in the
Albemarle General Hospital, Eliza
beth City, N.C. Her weight at birth
was six pounds, nine ounces. TTiere
are two other children in the Smith
family; Theon Smith, Jr., age 4; and
Beau-Micah who is one year old.
September 13. 1962 will always be
Mr. and Mrs. Wade
Mr. and Mrs. Wade Wright, who
for years helped Elizabeth City State
Teachers College function as a whole,
Mrs. Ethel Wright, who is a native
of Elizabeth City, North Carolina,
worked in Lane Hall as a cook for
ten years and eleven months. After
having worked for one week in
August and spent the other three on
vacation, she retired from the kitchen
Mr. Wade Wright, who is a native
of Hertford, North Carolina, held the
position of fireman for 12 years. He
was a fireman for the Administration
Building, Butler Hall, Lester Hall and
the G. R. Little Library.
Mr. and Mrs. Wright are presently
at their home on Shephard Street in
Elizabeth City, but have plans for
moving into the suburbs soon to a
new home that they are building.
They plan to settle down to a quiet
life and raise a garden and livestock.
Senior Class News
The members of the Senior Class
met and organized for the school
year. The officers are as follows:
president, George Patterson, science
major from Cleveland, N.C.; vice-
president, Eddie Skyes, social science.
Hickory, Virginia; secretary, Edna
Scott, physical education. Princess
Anne, Virginia; assistant secretary,
Dorena Hassell, business education,
Columbia, N.C.; reporter, Spencer
Mayfield, industrial arts, Suffolk,
Virginia; and parliamentarian, Jimmie
Manley, social science, Halifax, N.C.
The advisors are: Mrs. Dorthy
Thomas, Mr. Luther Burse, and Mrs.
Georgia L. Smith.
Social Science Club
in May, 1962, a Social Science
Club was approved by the Advisory
Committee. A few days later, thirty
Social Science majors were present
for the organization.
The following have been elected
as officers for the school year of
1962 63: president, Patrick Reese;
vice president, Joseph Freeman; secre
tary, Rena Johnson; and assistant
secretary, Mary Lamb. The advisors
of the club are Mr. Reuben Braxton
and Mr. Frank Pereira.
Thalia Sorosis Club
Hello everyone. This is the Thalia
Sorosis Club’s greeting to the old
students and, of course, to our fresh
To all the freshman woman stu
dents specifically—here is a bit about
us. The Thalia Sorosis Club is a
social organization for young women
who have earned a sufficient
grade average for a semester, or a
number of semesters. The major pur
poses of the organization are to bring
a closer relationship between the
women students and to promote finer
womanhood. Now that you are
aquainted with us, welcome to
S. T. C.
One of the annual procedures of
Thalia Sororis is to elect a young
lady from the club who will reign as
"Miss Thalia.” Miss Valgene Gibbs,
who held the position last year,
smilingly leaves her throne with good
wishes to Miss Esther Littlejohn. At
tendants for Miss Littlejohn are
Misses Bamelle Robinson and Flor
an important date in the lives of Mr.
and Mrs. Gregory Ridley. That is
the day that their third child, Clarette
Tresia arrived. Carette joined th Col
lege Family balancing the scales at
five pounds, fifteen ounces. She, too,
was born at the Albermarle General
Hospital. Gregory Ridley, III, and
Jeanene Marie Ridley happily wel
comed their infant sister.
The Lambda Gamma Chapter oi Omega
Psi Fhi Fraterni'-y is proud to announce
•hal Brother John Wesley Jordan, senior
English major, is the recipient of an
Om3ga National Scholarship grant o!
three hundred dollars.
The Lambada Gamma Chapter of
the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity is an
ticipating a very prosperous year.
The chapter is headed by brother
John Wesley Jordan, basileus from
Edenton, N.C. Other brothers holding
offices are: James Joyner, vice-
basileus; Norman King, K. R. S.;
Parris Carson, dean of pledges; and
George Griffin, keeper of finance.
The advisors are: Brothers Luther
Burse and Dr. Herman Cooke.
In an effort to inform the men stu
dents about the purpose and functions
of the fraternity, the chapter spon
sored a “Smoker.” The program con
sisted of selections by members of
the Lampodas Club, hymn and pep
songs by brothers of Omega, other
entertainment and refreshments.
The Lambda Gamma Chapter along
with the Delta Iota Chapter will
observe the celebration of THE
OMEGA PSI FRATERNITY AN
NUAL NATIONAL ACHIEVE
MENT WEEK, November 11,
through 18, 1962. The theme for the
year is “Automation: A Challenge
of the Future.”
The Delta Theta Chapter of Alpha
Kappa Sorority held its first meeting
of the year 1962-1963 on September
The officers of the chapter are:
president, Peggie McMillan Jones;
vice-president Louvenia Magee; sec
retary, Marcell Forbes; assistant sec
retary Julia Congleton; treasurer,
Loretta Lovelace; parliamentarian,
Hampton Bland; hostesses, Barbara
Wallace and Dorena Hassell; deans
of pledges, Mildred Trotman and
Dorothy Gray; reporters, Bernice
Brown and Carolyn Clemmons.
The sorority wishes to welcome all
students, new and old, for the year
and hopes that it will be an enjoyable
as well as a prosperous one.
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority has
much planned for the year which will
be beneficial to the entire student
Deltas Greet Freshman
On Saturday, October 6, the Pyra
mids and members of Belta Chi Chap
ter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc,
welcomed the young ladies of the
The program got under way with
Miss Louise Langford as mistress of
ceremony. There were introductions
of both undergraduate and graduate
Deltas; lively conversation; Pyramid
and Delta performances, dancing, and
an appetizing repast.
Deltas and their guest enjoyed the
On September 25, the Beta Zeta
Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fratern
ity, Inc., held its first meeting for the
1962-63 term. The meeting was pre
sided over by Robert Baker.
The major emphasis was on
strengthening our chapter program.
In so doing, we hope to make many
worth while contributions to the col
lege. We are anxiously looking for
ward to the remaining months of this
school term to advance the progress
of Beta Zeta Chapter beyond its mark
of the preceeding year.
It is our hope that every student
here will develop the habit of dis
covering things for himself. We urge
all fellow students to try to develop
individuality and independence of
mind. We sincerely desire that each
student will excel to the limit of his
Newly elected officers were: Brother
James Hand, President; Brother Brady
Johnson, vice-president; Brother
James Terrel, secretary; Brother Nor
ris Earl Francis, treasurer; Brother
Colin Minga, dean of the pledge; and
Brother Roscoe F. Hager, reporter.
The Alpha Gamma Chapter of Zeta
Phi Beta Sorority, after their return
from quite an enjoyable summer, are
dedicating themselves to the growth
and prosperity of Zeta.
The officers for this school term
are: Basileus—Ernestine Maye, Anti-
Basileus—Annie McDaniels, Gram-
mateus—Marilene Elliott, nd Tamias
—Emma Maye. Other members of
the sorority are: Farry Dalton, Gloria
Joyner, Margaret Lawrence and Bar
The striving little sisters of the
Archonian Club, most of whom will
be big sisters in the near future are:
Lucy Coburn, Deloris Collins, Doro
thy Cotton, Jean Darden, Ernestine
Dew, Dorothy Langley, Janie Manley,
Maxine Outlaw, Lillie Pitt, Vonda
Reed, Doreathea Sims and Mary
The sorority sponsored a Rush
Party, Friday, October 5, for all
interested Freshman young ladies.
The members of the Alpha Gamma
Chapter regret the loss of one of the
advisors of the last school year,
Soror Rosa D. Lyons, who is now
living in Raleigh, North Carolina.
They are happy, however, to have as
advisor Soror Gwendolyn Midgette.
Alpha Kappa Mu
The Alpha Kappa Chapter of the
Alpha Kappa Mu Honor Society has
begun to function early this school
year. The purpose of the organization
is to promote high scholarship; en
courage sincere and zealous endeavor
in all fields of knowledge and service;
to cultivate a high order of personal
living; and to develop an appreciation
for scholarship in others.
The Gamma Rho Chapter of the
Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity this year
welcomes all new and old students,
and hopes that their pursuit of intel
lectual growth will be the result of
the greatest of their capacities.
The Chapter has two returning
brothers—George Jordan and George
R. Saddler, who have as their main
objectives a bigger and better Sigma.
The Crescent Club of the fraternity
consists of Patrick Reese. Norman
Cherry, Kenneth Turnage, Carl Davis
and Jesse Majett. The Crescent Club
doors are open to all energetic under-
classment who wish to cross over into