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ECSTC Hostess to IMA
The Elizabeth City State Teachers
College acted as hostess for the Inter
collegiate Music Association, April
19-20. Approximately 100 student
musicians arrived from colleges in
North Carolina, Virginia, and Dela
ware. Members of the IMA arrived
early in preparation for the program
on Sunday, April 21.
Albert Grover, organist and Head
of the Music Department at Saint
Augustine’s College, opened the pro
gram with his interpretation of “Piece
Heroique” by Franck. The Intercol
legiate Choir, composed of the “cream
of the IMA,” presented the first part
of the concert with Howard Pearsall,
Head of the Music Department at
A T College, conducting. Among
the renditions greatly enjoyed by the
audience were “Two Polish Psalms,”
Gomolha; “Come, Come Ye Saints,”
Robertson; and “The Night Has
Thousand Eyes,” Ryder.
Following the performance of the
Choir, there was a brief intermission
during which Dr. Nathaniel Gatlin,
President of the Intercollegiate Music
Association, expressed gratitude
the hostess college, Miss Johnson of
the Music Department, and all other
related departments, involved in pre
senting the IMA.
Dr. Walter N. Ridley stated that
he hoped the college had met the
minimum requirements of the IMA,
and that it would return next year.
He noted that there were persons
present who were his former pupils at
Virginia State College, including Mr.
W. Ryder and Mr. Richardson; also
others with whom he had been as
The Band presented Part II of the
program. Beginning with the “March
and Chorus,” this event was directed
by Dr. N. Gatlin, and concluded with
“Psalm 150,” Franck in which the
Choir participated. The Band gave
superb performance.
Immediately following the pro
gram, a reception was held in
Lighthouse College Center in honor
of the participants.
Elizabeth City, N. C.
ECSTC on "The
Voice of America"
The Elizabeth City State Teachers
College was selected to give a full
hour program for the Voice of Amer
ica, Radio Arm of the United States
Information Agency. It attempts to
tell the American Story to the world
by means of shortwave broadcast
throughout the free world and be
hind the Iron Curtain as well.
The broadcast included interviews
and discussions of the problems of
training teachers by the president. Dr.
W. N. Ridley; a picture of college
life by Student Council President,
Leonard Slade; a discussion of the
problems of teaching English, Dr.
Coragreene Johnstone, Chairman of
the E>epartment of English; compari
son of American schools with those
of India, Dr. N. S. Dhillon, Pro
fessor of International Relations and
a native of India; a comparison of
American educational systems with
those in China, Dr. C. K. Wang,
native Chinese and Professor of
Social Science; and a discussion of
the educational problems of Southern
Negro children and Northern Negro
children by Mrs. Mary A. W. Frank
lin of the Science Faculty. The Choir
rendered numbers ranging from
Handel to Hammerstein.
In making the announcement of
the selection for apearance on the
Voice of America program, Presi
dent Ridley said, “This is one of man^
ways in which Elizabeth City State
Teachers College is contributing to
the effort of the United States to
tell the American Story to the world
and to bring about fuller understand
ing and realization of the democratic
way of life for all peoples the world
The program was taped in Brook
lyn. New York, at the Mount Sinai
Baptist Church.
Dr. Ernest Linwood
In the passing of Ernest Linwood
Hoffler a few weeks ago. Eligabeth
City lost one of its greatest citizens.
The Elizabeth City State Teachers
College also lost a great friend.
After having been graduated from
the public schools of Hertford, North
Carolina, he attended Shaw Univer
sity. Upon graduation from the college
of Liberal Arts, he entered the
Leonard Medical School of that
stitution. He was graduated with high
honor. Shortly afterward, he moved
Elizabeth City, and here he prac
ticed for several years.
Dr. Hoffler’s greatest ambition was
to assist others in whatever capacity
he could. Possessing leadership abih-
and executive usefulness, he was
appointed by the Elizabeth City
School Board as chairman of a
mittee to improve educational
ditions of Negroes in Elizabeth City.
In 1921 he was called upon to help
in organizing the Albemarle Bank
of which he served as first president.
He led the Elizabeth City Business
League which was instrumental
getting the first County Supervisor of
Negro Schools and the first Farm
Agent. He served as physician to the
Elizabeth City State Teachers Col
lege, and also as a member of its
Board of Trustees.
Dr. Hoffler’s life was devoted to
uplifting his race; he gave the best
that he could for this great cause. His
love for humanity, his honesty, and
his gentle, true heart won the highest
esteem and love from the people he
ECSTC Represents
At BU Conference
Jasper Evans, James Joyner, and
Alexander Peace, accompanied by Dr.
Herman G. Cooke, Professor of
Biology, attended the Eastern Col
lege Science Conference held at Bos-
University May 2-4. At the con
ference student research papers were
read in the field of Biology, Chem
istry, Physics, Geology, Mathematics
and Behavioral Sciences.
Alexander Peace, a junior from
Henderson, North Carolina, presented
research paper on “The Compara
tive Study of Various Blood Types”
as made by the class in Human
Physiology under the direction of
Dr. H. G. Cooke. This was a study
of more than 300 blood types of stu
dents, male and female, on the col
lege campus. It is believed by Dr.
Cooke tha; the work had the possibility
of creating sufficient appeal to
a more extensive investigation
involving students on other college
ace is an honor student listed
the Dean’s List. He is the recipient
of the Omega Psi Phi, Delta Iota
Chapter Award for high scholarship
and good character.
mes Joyner, a junior biology
major and honor student from Con
way, North Carolina, was also selected
to attend the conference due to
iterest, scholarship and enthusiasm
in physics, and because he was
strumental in organizing and develop-
an original research project in
physics, according to Mrs. Ann W.
Franklin, Assistant Professor of
Science, who directed the project.
Jasper Evans, a senior and chem
istry major, served as assistant oi
trip. Jasper is an honor student of
exceptional ability and has consistent
ly been listed on the Dean’s List and
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Dr. W. P. Jones
Mr. Robert S. Kinsman, Chairman
of the Committee on Recognition of
Distinguished Teaching At U.C.L.A.,
has announced that Professor Wendell
P. Jones has been selected to receive
one of the 1962-63 Distinguished
Teaching Awards. Professor Jones is
a teacher in the area of Comparative
Education with African affairs as his
The achievement would be a nota-
e one for any teacher on any
campus, but when one considers the
fact that the recipient was one of
three chosen from among a total
faculty of some two thousand (2000)
persons, the accomplishment must be
ted as a great one.
In addition to the honor and self
satisfaction which the award carries,
there is a five-hundred dollar stipend
attached to it, which is advanced by
the U.C.L.A. Alumni Association. Mr.
Jones was honored by the Association
their annual banquet on Anniver
sary Day, May, 1963.
Professor Jones is the brother of
ir Registrar, Mr. Taylor E. Jones.
Students Greet
N. C. Legislators
The North Carolina Legislators
visited the campus on Wednesday,
April 17, following the ceremonies
honoring the 300th Anniversary of
the North Carolina Ligislature at
Hall Creek. Eleven students greeted
the visitors and served as guides on
the buses during the tour of the
Th; students gave a brief history
of the College, the progress of the
College under the leadership of the
former presidents, the offerings of
the college since the appointment of
Dr. Walter N. Ridley in 1958, and
the problem of inadequate facilities
because of a 150 per cent increase
in enrollment since 1957.
The students who rendered service
as guides were: Ulysses Bell ’65,
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The Public Is Invited
To Attend
Dr. Walter N. Ridley, President
of the College, has announced that
the Honorable Terry Sanford, Gov
ernor of North Carolina, will deliver
the Sixty-Ninth Commencement Ad
dress at Elizabeth City State Teach
ers College, Sunday, May 26, at
2:30 p.m.
The one hundred and thirty-five
seniors will be awarded degrees of
which forty-six will receive the
Bachelor of Science degree in majors
that will permit them to work on
the Secondary Education level. These
students will be the first group to
graduate in the field of art, business
education, English, industrial arts,
music, physical education, science,
and social science. Sixty-four will
graduate on the Elementary Education
level receiving B. S. degrees; twenty-
five students will graduate from the
Vocational-Technical Institute receiv
ing certificates in Cosmetology, Sec
retarial Science, and Radio-Television.
The public is invited to attend the
Norris Earl Francis, president-elect
the Student Council, attended an
All Southern Human Relations Youth
Conference at the University of North
Carolina, May 2-4. The theme for
the conference was “The South into
the Mainstream.” The purpose of the
conference was to discuss issues facing
the South and to evaluate workshops
Religion, Economics, Politics, Edu
cation, and International Affairs.
Francis will make a report with
reference to the conference at one
of the last student body meetings,
which is to be announced.
Leonard A. Slade, protem president
of the Student Council, made a trip
to New York to represent the student
body on the Voice of America pro
gram. This trip was May 2-4. Slade’s
discussion was on college life. A re
port will be given at the last student
body meeting, along with final reports
for the year.
Leading Personalities
If you have built castles in the air,
your work need not be lost; that is
where they should be. Now put the
foundations under them.
Events of Sixty-Ninth
10:30 A.M. — General Alumni Asso
ciation Meeting, Lester Hall
3:30 P.M. — Briefing Session for all
Graduates, Williams Hall
7:30 P.M. — Alumni Dinner Honor
ing Graduate Seniors, Lane Hall
8:30 P.M. — Alumni Dance Honor
ing Seniors and Faculty, Williams
Hall Gymnasium
Baccalaureate and Commencement
10:30 A.M. — Baccalaureate Service,
Moore Hall. Graduates, Students,
Facuhy and Alumni, participating
3:30 P.M. — Commencement, Wil
liams Hall. Speaker—The Honorable
Terry Sanford, Governor of
North Carolina
AAarcell Forbes
For 1963-1964
The new Miss Elizabeth City State
Teachers College is Marcell Elizabeth
Forbes, a student of exceptional
scholastic ability, as well as com
mendable character traits and winning
She is a day student, a native of
Camden, North Carolina, and a grad
uate of the Marian Anderson High
with highest honor.
Since her Freshman year at ECSTC,
she has been consistently listed on the
Honor Roll and was among Junior
students listed on the Dean’s List last
semester. At the Honors Night Pro
gram in March, she was awarded the
Sfephen T. Brooks and the Elizabeth
City Alumnae Delta Sigma Theta
Marcell is also active in campus
affairs. She is a member of the Col
lege Players, Student Council, and
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority. She is
very versatile, but her greatest interest
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A Salute to
Earl Francis
Emerging victorious from a heated
campaign against three other op
ponents, Norris Earl Francis was
elected president of the student body
by an over-whelming lead of approxi
mately 150 votes. He campaigned on
the platform theme “Standing for tHe
Francis brings to this distinguished
and enviable office an outstanding
record of scholastic achievement as
well as a rich background accrued
from the service rendered in the many
positions he has held at the college.
He has maintained an overall aca
demic average of 3.3 while in at
tendance at the college. This superior
record has consisted of his being on
the Dean’s List for three semesters
and on the Honor Roll one semester.
His background experience includes
such honorable positions as: president.
Physical Education Major’s Club;
vice-president, NAACP: Commission
er of Intra-Murals; treasurer, Pan-
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