"The Church In the Nuclear Age"
Religious Emphasis Theme
"What Value Has The Church in
The Nuclear Age?” was the theme of
the 1963 Religious Emphasis Week
observance of Elizabeth City State
Teachers College, March 17-21.
On Monday, Tuesday, and Wednes
day at 12:30, Noonday Meditation
Periods were arranged for quiet re
flections and prayer with music and
verse in the background. Anyone at
tending the Meditation Periods was
free to come and leave as he pleased.
During the evening hours, short
devotional periods with guest speak
ers were held on Monday, Tuesday,
and Wednesday at 8 p.m. The
speeches were centered around the
theme for the week. Following the
speeches were Informal Conversations
in the Recreation Room. Refresh
ments were served.
Round-table Discussions were held
on Tuesday and Thursday at 9:30 a.m.
Selected students and selected adults,
respectively, discussed the theme.
Questions were received from the
There were a number of special
features. Among these was a Morning
Worship Service at 11 a.m. on Sun
day. The Sunday evening program at
6 p.m. featured church music by the
Senior Choir of Zion Baptist Church,
Portsmouth, Virginia, demonstrating!
what to sing for worship services, j
Holy Communion, Thursday at 12:30, |
was open to all who cared to come.
Ihis was a profoundly moving event
of the week. The movie on Thursday
evening was of a religious nature and
also a moving experience.
Many people contributed to the
making of this program. A few of the
invited guests were these reverend
gentlemen: Clyde Beatty, rector of the
St. James P. E. Church, Portsmouth,
Virginia; Carrol Felton, pastor of Mt.
Lebonon A.M.E.Z. Church, Elizabeth
City; Grady D. Davis, Dean of the
School of Religion, Shaw University,
Raleigh, N. C.; Moses B. Anderson,
pastor of the St. Catherine Roman
Catholic Church, Elizabeth City, N.
C.; F. H. LaGarde, pastor of Provi
dence Baptist Church, Edenton, N.
C.; and William A. Mercer, minister
of music and a member of the faculty
at Norfolk Division, Virginia State
College. Mr. Frank Periera, head of
the Department of Social Science, was
also a participant.
With the splendid cooperation of
the College President, Dr. Walter N.
Ridley, this Religious Emphasis Week
was sponsored by the Religious Life
Committee of the college. Members of
the committee are L. R. Ballou, Bar
bara Ashe, E. L. Davis, Mary Jen
kins, George Patterson, William Ruf
fin, Lloyd Sawyer, G. L. Smith, Bar
bara Thompson, Wallace Riggins, and
James A. Eaton.
Dr. Kenneth Wiiiiams
Founders Day Speaker
Elizabeth City State Teachers Col
lege observed its seventy-second an
niversary on February 24, with Dr.
Kenneth Williams, recently-elected
president of Winston-Salem Teachers
College, as principal speaker.
The topic discussed was “The Role
of the Negro Student in the Changing
World.” Dr. Williams stated that
twenty-five years represented a rapid
change in the world, and that this
change had affected the lives of all
people. One half of all inventions, he
said, have been made within the last
quarter of a century. With this change,
the grandchildren of this generation
may be bom on another planet.
“In the next twenty-five years,” Dr.
Williams continued, “with changes
coming so rapidly, it will be impossi
ble for one to speak of ‘Negro stu
dents’ as a group.” He explained
further that the only thing that will
hinder the Negro from getting ahead
is for him to get into positions that
are now open without first being
prepared, or for him not to do any
thing about getting prepared. The
greatness of America depends on the
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Sarah Patton Boyle
Library Week Speaker
Mrs. Sarah Patton Boyle, author of
The Desegregated Heart, will be pre
sented in a lecture celebrating National
Library Week on Monday afternoon,
April 22, at three o’clock, in the
Lighthouse. The program will be
sponsored by the Library Committee
and the Library Staff of the G. R.
Mrs. Boyle, a relative of the much
feared “Blood and Guts” Patton—
commander of the Battle of the Bulge
World War IL is a native of the
aristocratic Albemarle County, Vir
ginia. Although reared to the manner
f traditional Southern aristocracy,
Mrs. Boyle has become an outspoken
crusader for human rights.
Wife of a professor at the Uni
versity of Virginia mother of two
, Mrs. Boyle is a prolific writer
and a much sought-after lecturer. The
students and faculty who desire
change in the social order cannot
afford to miss hearing the opinions of
National Library Week is April 21
through April 27. The slogan is
Reading, the Fifth Freedom—Enjoy
Journalists at Columbia
On Wednesday, March 13, at 8
p.m., Elizabeth City State Teachers
College held its annual Honors
Night program. The speaker for the
occasion. Dr. Edward W. Brice, Di
rector of Adult Education, U. S. Of
fice of Education, Washington, D. C.,
was introduced by Leonard A. Slade.
Dr. Brice’s speech was entitled the
"Pursuit of Excellence.”
The speaker stated, “A free nation
can rise no higher than the standard
of excellence required in our schools. ’
He also noted that of our adult popu
lation, 40 per cent have dropped out
of school, 43 per cent have com
pleted high school, and 8 per cent
have completed college.
In conclusion. Dr. Brice stated
that, "If we could overcome greed,
compassion, and prejudice we would
be the greatest nation beyond doubt.”
Dr. Walter N. Ridley, President of
the college, presided during the pre
sentation of the awards. The recipients
of awards were as follow: Depart
mental Awards—Cosmetoiogy, Bar
ber Bellamy; College Choir, Bonita
E. Carr; Education Department, Alice
Myrick; English Department, Jacque
line E. Long; English Major, John
Jordan; Excellence in Science, Jasper
D. Evans; Social Science, Patrick A.
Reese. Clubs Awards—Science Club,
Jaseper D. Evans; Thalia Sorosos
Club, Evelyn E. Dixon; Vocational
Club, Minnie T. Simmons, Chester
Honablew. Faculty Awards — Art*
Faculty, William Cox; Music Faculty, j
Ray M. Cooper. Greek Awards— Al
pha Kappa Alpha, Zeta Kappa Omega j
Chapter—Carol V. Ashe, Evelyn Sut
ton; Alpha Kappa Mu Honor Society
Trophies—Mary E. Mizell, Sandra
J. Trotman; Herman G. Cooke Award
of Omega Psi Phi, Lambda Gamma
Chapter—James A. Slade; Alpha Kap
pa Alpha, Delta Theta Chapter ■—
Gloria J. Lee, Evelyn L. Sutton; Delta
Sigma Theta, Delta Chi Chapter—
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Alpha Kappa Mu Trophy Winners
Compass representatives to the Columbia Scholastic Press Association, New
York aty, March 14-16, are shown abore. Left to right—Annie R. Lea, Ulysses
Bell, Thelma Howard, and LouveUia Johnson.
MADELYN T. CARTER
Mrs. Madelyn Trusty Carter, House
Director of Bias Hall, resigned from
this position March 31, 1963. The
college family suffered a great loss
for this personality who always creat
ed a friendly atmosphere and showed
a motherly affection for all students
on the campus, especially for the
residents of Bias HaU.
Mrs. Carter is a former resident of
Jersey City, New Jersey, and Pitts
burgh, Pennslyvania. She studied at
Swift Memorial College in Rogers-
ville, Termessee, where she received
her A. B. degree. After graduation
she taught at the U. P. School in
Alabama, did social work in Sewick-
ley, Pennsylvania, and later completed
a course in Cosmetology at Apex Col
lege in New York City. She worked
as a beautician in her own shop in
Elizabeth, New Jersey.
In September, 1951, after the death
of her husband, she accepted the posi
tion of House Director at this College.
In 1956, she received a certificate
from House Mothers Training School
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SANDRA J. TROTMAN
Miss Sandra J. Trotman, freshman,
and Miss Mary E. Mizell, sophomore,
were the recipients of Alpha Kappa
Mu Honor Society Trophies on
Honor Night, March 13, in Moore
The Alpha Kappa Mu Society
presents a trophy each year to the
freshman and sophomore with the
highest academic average. Although
primarily for academic achievement,
the student is expected to measure ac
cordingly in citizenship traits.
In congratulating the young ladies.
President Ridley said that he was not
sure which was more difficult, “to
attain the trophy as a freshman, or to
maintain it as a sophomore.”
Miss Trotman was also awarded the
Delta Sigma Sorority, Delta Chi Cash
Award, given to the young lady who
maintains the highest average in the
freshman year. She is a graduate of P.
W. Moore High School, Elizabeth
MARY E. MIZELL
City; and resides with her guardians,
Mr. and Mrs. D. B. Barcliff, in the
rural area of Elizabeth City.
Miss Mizell of Ahoskie, North
Carolina, has maintained averages
placing her on the Honor Roll and
Dean’s List since her freshman year.
She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Eddie L. Mizell, and a graduate of the
Robert L. Vann High School.
Four members of the Compass
staff attended the Columbia Scho
lastic Press Association which was
held at Columbia University on
March 14-15-16; Ulysses Bell, editor-
in-chief; Thelma Howard, literary
editor; Annie Ruth Lee, society edi
tor; and Louvellia Johnson, reporter.
Mrs. E. H. Mitchell, advisor, and Mr.
Reuben Braxton, instructor and di
rector of placement, accompanied the
Lectures by outstanding journalists,
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Elizabeth City, N. C.
Prepares for Tour
Members of the College Choir are
busily preparing for numerous engage
ments. Miss Johnson, the choir di
rectress, is working with much
enthusiasm and energy in the pursuit
of superb performances. Members of
the Choir are working wholeheartedly
with Miss Johnson to make the
performances highly successful.
Recently the Choir, along with the
President of the college, the Student
Council President, and a few members
of the faculty, made a trip to Norfolk,
Virginia, for a television debut on the
Warren Hull Show. This television
program was viewed on Channel 3.
Listed below are some to the en
gagements which the Choir plans to
The Choir is to present a concert at
the East Suffolk High School, Suf
folk, Virginia, sponsored by the
Nansemond County Teachers Associ-
Wesley A. M. E. Zion Church,
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Moimt
Sinai Baptist Church, Brooklyn, New
York; and Calvary Baptist Church,
East Orange, New Jersey are schedul
ed concerts for the Choir on their
For All Departments
President Walter N. Ridley has
created the position of student assis-
tantships for all departments of Eliza
beth City State Teachers College. This
is indeed a most helpful solution to
many of the problems which students
in the Fine Arts Area have encounter
Since William Hall is now open
each night of the week, it is possible
to meet needs of the students. There
are longer practice hours for music
and art majors; elementary education
majors taking Fundamentals of Music
are receiving tutorial help from an ad
vanced music student; also, clerical
work can be done more efficiently.
Students selected for these duties
are Bonita Carr, junior, elementary
education major—^tutor, sectional re
hearsal leader and cataloger for the
choir; Matthew Freeman, sophomore,
music major—sectional leader for the
band, cataloger and copyist; Andrew
Hamlett, freshman, art major—super
visor of Art and Music facilities;
Geraldine Kidd and Arzie Sutton,
junior and sophomore, respectively—
departmental secretaries responsible
for all typing.
These students have accepted their
responsibilities in a mature manner.
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