Published by Elizabeth City State College for Students and Alumni
Elizabeth City, N.C., December, 1963
KNOXVILLE'S DR. COLSTON
The Religious Life Committee of
Elizabeth City State College presented
Dr. James A. Colston, president of
Knoxville College, Knoxville, Tennes
see as the speaker during Vespers,
Sunday, November 3.
“Will you make your contribution
to the advancement of progress by re
sponding to the challenges of these
rapidly changing times?” Dr. Colston
Dr. Colston told the students they
would be the beneficiaries of the free
doms for which minorities all over
the world are striving. Referring
this age as one of space and rapid
change in which transportation and
communication have made the world
a neighborhood and in which no area
of the world can exist without cooper
ation of the other he said, “Life
is interrelated in an inescapable net
work of mutuality—as individuals
must strive to bring our moral and
spiritual values abreast with scientific
and technological development and
make the neighborhood a brother
Jean Rowlett, president of the
Lighthouse College Center, introduced
Presidint Colston. The College Choir
under the direction of Wendell J
Wilson, provided music. Chester W.
Gregory, assistant professor of his
tory, is chairman of the sponsoring
Religious Life Committee.
William A Hill, father of Dr.
Thelma Hill Anderson, professor
of psychology, and father-in-
law of Dean William E. Anderson,
died in Albemarle Hospital, Eliza
beth City, November 21.
Dr. and Mrs. Anderson and
family left the city to attend funer
al services in Oklahoma City,
The Office of the President of
the College extends the sympathy
of the college family to all mem
bers of the family of the deceased.
The College Family wishes to
express their deepest sympathy to
Mr. William Matthews in the
death of his father and to Miss
Pauline Cherry and sister in the
death of their mother.
Deep sympathy is also extended
to the Misses Bonita and Celeste
Carr in the loss of their uncle and
to Miss Jean Rowlette in the loss
of her grandmother.
Condolences are extended to
Miss Mamie Bedell, Supervisor of
Food Services, in the recent loss
of her aunt, Mrs. Grace Hickman.
The Elizabeth City State College Family salutes the man
who has had to assume an awful burden under the least
propitious of circumstances,
LYNDON BAINES JOHNSON
36th President of the United States
and wishes him Godspeed as he does his utmost to execute
the awe-inspiring and terrifying duties of his office.
The College Family also salutes the new First Lady of
the Land, Mrs. Claudia Alta Taylor Johnson, better and
affectionately known as “Lady Bird” Johnson, whose devotion
to the President and to her country is a widely and long
President and Mrs. Johnson deserve all the support and
encouragement that Americans and world citizens can give.
We here at Elizabeth City State College pray for these two
human beings, now the First Citizens of this country.
Student Teaching Confab Held
EAST CAROLINA'S JONES
The Fourth Conference on Stu
dent Teaching was held at Elizabeth
City State College on November 2.
The theme of the Conference was
■‘Evaluating the Work of Student
Teach 3rs of Elizabeth City State Col
lege: A Joint Responsibility.” There
were two general sessions and three
Interest-Group discussions following
Mr. Ulysses S. Lane, director of
Student Teaching at the College, pre
sided over the first session. The audi
ence heard the College Choir sing
Houston Bright’s setting of “I Hear
A Voice A-Prayin’,” and Luther-
Mueller’s arrangement of “A Mighty
Fortress Is Our God,” directed by
Miss Evelyn A. Johnson and accom
panied by Miss Edna L. Davis.
Dr. William E. Anderson, Dean of
the College, extended greetings to
all the teachers, students, and friends
in the audience. In his address he
said, “Elizabeth City State College is
always happy to join any group se
riously concerned about the effective
promotion of enterprise in education,
for we believe that ‘education makes
Dr. Douglas R. Jones, Dean of
East Carolina College, Greenville,
North Carolina, was introduced by
Dr. George H. Walker, Jr., Director
of the Area of Education of our Col
lege. Dr. Douglas read from a report
of a state committee to study and
make recommendations for the im
provement of student-teachers. He
discussed the criteria for the selection
of critic teachers, the number of
hours to be carried by the student
teacher, and many other topics of
concern. One very interesting state
ment made by Dr. Douglas was “1
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An English Proficiency Exami
nation will be administered to Jun
iors, and Seniors who have not
passed the examination, on Wed
nesday, January 8, 1964, from 7
to 9 p.m.
Consult Dr. Coragreene John
stone, chairman of the English
Department, or read the bulletin
boards for additional informa-
Louise Pearce, a junior English
major, will represent Elizabeth City
State College -iiv ^ Annual Anthol
ogy of College Poetry, 1964, via hei
poem “Didacticism Through Na
The National Poetry Press, of Los
Angebs, sent notification of Miss
Pearce’s poem having been accepted
The Anthology is a collection of
the finest poetry written by the col
lege men and women of America.
Selections were made from among
thousands of poems submitted.
Quiet-spoken Louise Pearce
member of the Enghsh Club, Year
book Staff and College Sunday
School. She is the daughter of Mrs.
Elnor Pearce of Kenly, N. C.
“If you do not plan to study, do
yourselves, your parents and the Ad
ministration a favor; Pack your bags
and get out of here! Stop wasting
your parents’ money!”
Such were the admonitions given
ir student body by Attorney Grant
Reynolds of White Plains, New York,
as he spoke here December 8 for
the National Achievement Week
Observance by Delta Iota and Lamb
da Gamma Chapters of Oipega Psi
Mr. Reynolds was as strong in his
statements on racial issues he was
the need for academic excellence.
Whereas he told students to work
hard to prepare themselves for to
morrow, he also emphasized that
scholarship and job opportunities were
t to be confused with citizenship.
“What man determines whether
I’m qualified or not as a ‘first-class’
citizen?,” he asked, indicating that
by virtue of being born in America
one is automatically a citizen entitled
to all the rights of any other citizen.
The New York attorney and form-
Grand Basileus of the Omegas ad
dressed an appreciative audience from
the topic, “Individual Responsibility
and the American Revolution for
Rights.” The eloquent speaker cen
tered his remarks around the civil
rights issue and the “readiness” of
Mr. Peynolds has held many im
portant positions including distinguish
ed service as a minister. Dr. Walter
N. Ridley in introducing Mr. Rey
nolds, indicated that our visitor turned
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General Alumni Ass'n.
Donates $200 to Library
Hobson Thompson. Jr., Librarian
of the College, announced recently
that the General Alumni Association
ts President, Isaac A. Battle, ’46,
has presented the College with a
check in the amount of $200 for the
purchase of books by and about Ne
Books purchased from these funds
will be added to the constantly grow
ing P. W. Moore Collection of the
Last year, the Collection gained 50
titles as a result of an identical gift
from the Association (see article list
ing titles in the April ’63 Compass).
Once again, with assistance from Mrs.
Ruth Jones ’41, the Association has
demonstrated its loyalty to the Col
lege and concern for its “Heart” —
The P. W. Moore Collection was
well described in the April ’63 Com
pass: the Collection “consists of
books by and about Negroes. Many
of the books in this Collection are
gifts of the General Alumni Associa
tion. Miss Layle Lane has given
books and other materials to the
Collection (these) in memory of her
grandfather, the late Whitmel Lane”
(after whom Lane Hall is named).
Mr. Battle, Mrs. Jones, Miss Lane
and many other dedicated friends and
alumni of ECSC have worked to im
prove the holdings of our Library —
improvements vitally needed.
Join thsse loyal alumni, friends,
supporters and users of the Library.
It welcomes your usage, your dona
tions, your suggestions.
Follow the Alumni’s lead. Our
Library needs YOU. You need IT!