Vol. 23 No 3
Elizabeth City, N.C.
On Our Campus
Ths Christmas activities on the
campus of Ehzabeth City State Teach
ers College this season were numerous
and provided for a week of “joy and
glad tidings” which members of the
college family and friends in the com
The Annual Christmas Tree-Light-
ing Ceremony was on December 15,
at 6:30 p.m. on the portico of Wil
liams Hall. Dr. Walter N. Ridley
officially opened the celebration of
Christmas when he turned on the
lights. This was the fourth consecutive
Tree-Lighting ceremony. He address
ed the audience on “Tree-Lighting —
An American Tradition.”
The College Choir, under the di
rection of Miss Evelyn Johnson, and
the Brass Ensemble, directed by Mr.
William Ryder, provided the music.
Mr. Rueben Braxton of the Social
Science Department presided. The
audience joined in the singing of “Joy
to the World” at the close of the pro
Festivities continued Saturday night.
From 7:00 until 10:00 p.m., students
were entertained at the various dormi
tories on the campus in a series of
parties progressing from Bias Hall,
freshman dormitory to Symera Hall,
West Lodge, Doles Hall and ending
at Hugh Cale Hall, the faculty dormi
On December 16, at 9:00 a.m., the
Sunday School Hour was devoted to
the observance of Christmas. Dr. Rid-
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Board of Higher
Members of the Board of Higher
Education of the State of North Caro
lina held a meeting at the College
on November 30.
At the close of the morning session
the visitors were served dinner in
The Captain’s Cabin where they join
ed Faculty representatives and en
gaged in discussion. They expressed
pleasure at the progress made by the
institution in enrollment, extension
of the academic program and im
provement in general and challenged
the college to work for excellence in
education. Major L. P. McLendon,
Chairman of the Board of Higher
Education made the principal speech,
and the response was given by Dr.
Coragreene Johnstone, Chairman of
the Department of English.
Others present were: Dr. William
C. Archie, Director of the Board;
Mr. Howard Boozer, Assistant Direc
tor: Mr. Kenneth Batchslor, As
sistant Director of Finance; and At
torney W. J. Kennedy, Jr. Also Mr.
DistinguLshed Educators yisit College
In August 1959, after graduating
from S. T. C., Henry R. Fields en
listed in the Army spending eleven
months at Fort Dix, New Jersey
where he won recognition in basket
ball and track.
In track he set the Fort Dix First
Army high jump records by jump
ing 6 feet 5 inches. In basketball with
equal success he led the First Army
to a championship and was selected
to tryout for the All - Army Team
June 28, 1960, Fields arrived at
Orleans, France, about 60 miles from g
Paris where he competed in the High S
Jump and won the U. S. Army m
Championship of Europe, while set- g -pQ.
ting a new France Military record s
with a jump of 6 feet 5 inches. Also j? FROM: Walter N. Ridley, President
in basketball his team, the IRM, won ^
the Championship of Europe.
Twice he was selected to the United g
States Military Team.
Fields completed his military s
services six months ago, but he de-
cided to remain
Left to right — Major L. P. McLendon. Chairman of Board of Higher Education;
Dr. William C. Archie, Director of Board of Higher Education; Dr. W. N. Ridley,
President of the College; and Mr. McDonald Dixon, Chairman of Board of
Trustees of the CoHege
McDonald Dixon, Chairman of the
Elizabeth City College Board of
Trustees; Mr. Roland Garrett, Vice-
Chairman; Dr. C. B. Jones, Member;
Mayor Levin Culpepper of Elizabeth
City; Senator N. Elton Aydlett and
Dr. Ben Fountain, Superintendent,
_ I Teachers at Work
Staff and Students of the College
DATE: December 12, 1962
H Under the supervision of Mr. U .S.
^ Lane, thirty-four happy persons were
^ recently sent out from Elizabeth City
a State Teachers College to do student
^ teaching. These students are facing
As we approach the Christmas Holiday Season, let us ^ one of the most challenging subjects
remember our blessings — blessings in our personal growth, M of the world—today’s modern youth,
blessings in the growth of our college, blessings in the triumph | of the thirty-four, twenty-four are
of love over prejudice, and blessings in the international peace S majors in elementary education and
in the world which could be much less. i ;
greetings from Mrs. Ridley, Yolanda, Don, and i
very thankful that my family will be together here i
beth City this Christmas.
are placed in the following schools:
i City, N.C.: Margie Ann Cole, fifth
^ grade; Julia Nell Congleston, fourth
^ grade; Otha Mumford, sixth grade;
Remember whose birthday Christmas is. Remember that m
and Helen Louise Sims, third grade.
ciueu lu remain iii Paris with IBM a
firm, playing basketball wuh the IBM §
and Paris University Clubs. He is ^
also studying the French language at |
His travel has carried him through |
most of Europe. In September, 1962, |
he spent some time in Poland, |
Belgium, Monoco, Holland, Germany,
Franca and Italy. For two weeks he g
was in Istanbul, Turkey.
At the present he is (
campus assistmg Coach Vaughn wit and William Harold Baum, seventh
as we approach His life and teachings we become more what | Buckland Elementary School,
we profess to want to become. Remember us in your prayers g Gates, N. C.: Mary Lee Faison, fourth
as we will you in ours. Have a sincere, pleasant and safe g grade; and Samuel Hubbard, sixth
holiday — let us return with the resolve to make the best of § grade.
1 F r 5 r I the New Year. S C. S. Brown School, Winton,
■ ■ ■ ■ “ N.C.: Rudolph Ruffin, sixth grade;
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In Answer to
The Reverend Harold Braxton from
Virginia State College was the speaker
for Vesper Hour on December 9, at
6:00 p.m. His speech, “In Answer to a
Promise”, brought back true meaning
Reverend Braxton stated that man
has too much pride and as a result, he
believes that he can put himself in
God’s place. To follow this idea, it is
necessary to go back to the time of
Adam and Eve who were told by the
serpent that if they ate the fruit, they
would take God's place. Pride has a
tendency to rule concepts in the mind
Christmas is the coming of Christ.
However, for many people it is com
mercialized, while for others it is
nothing. Instead of the religious mean
ing of Christmas, the new wardrobe
and the coming of Santa Claus seem
to be extremely essential.
“Man has great potentialities but is
a failure and is guilty of not exercising
dominion over himself.” Reverend
Braxton went on to state that a pro
mise should be described as being two
fold. The first fold, being a curse
shows a conflict between evil and
good. Man is definitely involved in
this world full of sin since in many
cases he is greedy and overfed, while
others need this food and are under
fed. There are only a few ways in
which the world is full of sin and evil
continued the speaker. The second fold
is a blessing in which man may be
saved if he believes in the son of God.
Reverend Braxton concluded by
saying that Christmas brings us the
message that everybody is sombody
and that we can redeem ourselves.
Man can again remember that in
spite of the depressions in life, all of j
it is worth living. i
What do I wish for Christmas?
Bounty at every board,
Ths traveler safe on his journey,
A world without gun or sword.
Virtue where youth assembles,
Kindness instead of hate,
Truth from the heads of nations,
Honor in halls of state.
Pride and respect in working,
Light in the streets of men.
No child without love and comfort
And peace in the world again.
—Maude L. Cain
X-Ray Unit on
E. C Campus
Edenton High School, Edenton,
N. C.: Mae Ester Baker, fourth grade;
Helen Louise Boone, fifth grade;
Jean Esther Darden, sixth grade; and
JoAnn Hyman Jackson, second grade.
King Street Elementary School,
Hertford, N. C.: Ernestine Lyons, sec
Pasquotank Elementary School, Eli
zabeth City: Mary Elizabeth Davis,
sixth grade; Peggy MacMillan Jones,
seventh grade; Miriam Faye Little,
first grade; Alice Myrick, sixth grade;
Edna Lee Scott, sixth grade; and Bar
bara Jean Wallace, fourth grade.
T. S. Cooper School Sunbury,
N. C.: Henry James Land, seventh
grade; and Howard Morris, fourth
H. L. Trigg Elementary School, Eli
zabeth City: Hazel Dukes Harrell,
third grade; Desadre Skinner Hassell,
fourth grade and fifth grade; and Jean
Harlow Manley, second and third
Other persons who are majors- in
secondary education are placed in
the following schools:
C. S. Brown High School, Winton,
N. C.: Daniel Jones and Janice Pierce,
both English majors.
Central High School, Gatesville,
announcing the pres-1 n. C.: Charles Cherry, an English
I ence of the mobile unit on the cam-1 rnajor.
; pus. “We are fortunate this year in Anderson High School,
I having the x-ray unit come to our. ^ . ^ee. Social
campus affording us the^ opportmiity | ^
W. Moore High School, Eliza-
I t“he 7oiiege‘‘^ommuni'ty wili'Tfford |
I himself of the opportunity in the
terest of the general welfare of c„. ,
' community and for the individual I h"- English majors.
^ benefit of each individual.” j To all of these brave, young stu-
Schedules were set up on Tuesday, dents, much luck in their endeavors.
' December 11, providing the release
; of all students, faculty and staff at! Those we love and those who love
convenient times to avail themselves i us, if only for an instant, never quite
j of this opportunity. | escape from us, nor we from them.
nit of the
The mobile x-ray
Pasquotank - Pequimar
Tuberculosis Association was on the
campus of Elizabeth City State Teach
ers College on Wednesday, December
12 and Thursday, December 13, from
10:00 A.M.-4:00 P.M.
Dr. W. N. Ridley, president of the
for chest examinations for our entire j j
student body, faculty and staff. We
confident that every member of |
' sical Education major; John Jordan,
I Leonard Slade, and Barbara J. Vaug-