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Published by Elizabeth City State College for Stridents and Alumni
Eiizabeth City, N. C., December, 1964
Dallas Cowboys Draft Pugh
First in Schools' History
Alpha's Present Choir
By VIVIAN THORNTON
Beta Eta Chapter of Alpha Phi
Alpha Fraternity presented the I.
C. Norcom High School Choir of
Portsmouth, Virginia in concert.
The affair was given Sunday, Nov
ember 15, in Moore Hall.
The choir, conducted by Mr.
Melvin N. Lewis, consisted of 115
voices. The group has traveled
throughout North Carolina and
Virginia. They have twice given
concert for the Virginia Teach
er’s Association. For the past
five years, five members of the
group have been elected to the
all-state choir. Every year since
Mr. Lewis has been at the school,
a superior rating has been given
them at the festivals.
The songs fell under various
heading: Sacred Songs of the
16th Century, Sacred Songs of
the 17th through the 20th Cen
turies, Light Songs of many Na
tions and Patriotic Music.
“God’s Trombones,” arranged by
Ringwald, came imder the heading
of Sacred Songs of the 17th through
the 20th Centuries. This selection
was approximately fifteen minutes
long and' included the reading of
“The Creation,” “Gabriel B1
Your Horn” and “Go D o
Under the heading of Light
Songs of many nations was a sohg
entitled “People.” It was taken
from “Funny Girl” and was ar
ranged by Mr. Lewis.
“In The Summer of His Years”
was another song arranged by the
conductor, Mr. Lewis. This selec
tion came under the heading of
Patriotic Music. It was written
in memory of the late President
John F. Keimedy.
The concert closed with a rendi
tion of “I Am The Nation” by
Drewns. The choir received many
expressions of praise and admira
tion from the audience.
''5th" and "50th" Anniversaries
The Lighthouse College Center
held its “5th” Anniversary in con
junction with the Celebration of
the“50th” Anniversary of the Asso
ciation of College Unions on Sun
day, November 15, at 6:00 p.m.
The program opened with a film
entitled “The ‘You’ In The Union.”
This showed the problem of two
college freshmen trying to decide
how to use their time in college
to the best advantage. The story
was both challengmg and infor
mative. Their laughs, their joys,
their heartaches and frustrations
were brought to the screen wdth
Following the fihn, the audience
joined Faye Salley in singing the
Lighthouse College Union theme
song which she composed. Skits
were presented by conunittees,
which aided in making the Light
house program a success.
The Fine Arts Committee, with
Betty Ashe Chairman, reviewed
their responsibility. Dorothy Sher
rod sang “You’ll Never Walk
Alone” to climax the demonstra
tion by the Recreation Committee.
The Social Dance Commmittee
demonstrated their responsibility of
organizing dances and parties.
Lighting candles on the Anni
versary cakes and serving refresh
ments climaxed the program.
DEADLINE SET FOR
The English Proficiency
Make-UP Examination for all
sophomores who are presently
enrolled in English 70 is sche
duled for Wednesday, January
13, 1965. The deadline for
signing up for the examination
is January 4.
Editor and Assoc
Editor Attend CSPA
Ulysses Bell, Editor of The Com
pass and President of the College-
University Division of the Colum
bia Scholastic Press Association,
and Jethro Williams, Associate
Editor — North Carolina’s state
delegate of CSPA, attended the ex
ecutive board meeting of the Col-
lege-University Division on De
cember 5 at Columbia University,
New York City.
The C o 11 e g e-University Di
vision’s executive board met to
discuss tentative plans for the
Convention which will be held on
March 11, 12, and 13, 1965.
Nominees for the 1965-66 presi
dency were selected during the
meeting of the Board.
Jethro Williams was selected as
a nominee for the presidency along
with Carolyn Zezulka from Wil-
limantic State College, WU-
limantic, Conecticut; John Scotti,
State University College, New
Paltz, New York; and Andrea
Robinson, MillersviUe State Col
lege, MUlersville, Permsylvania.
The election of the 1965-66 presi
dent will take place on March 13.
Editor Bell presided over the
Executive Board meeting.
Mr. P. B. Young
By Avon Chapman
A journalism coiu-se has recently
been approved by President Ridley
and Dean Anderson.
Selected members of THE
COMPASS and the YEARBOOK
STAFF have been chosen to parti
cipate in this publications and
advanced composition class.
The distinguished lecturer and
journalist, Mr. P. Bernard Young,
Jr. of Norfolk, Va., is the instruc
tor. Mr. Young, as co-owner and
editor of the NORFOLK JOUR
NAL AND GUIDE, not only has
high accreditation in the field of
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By Jethro C. Williams
Jethro Pugh, a senior Physical
Education major was drafted in
the eleventh round of the annual
NFL pro draft held in November.
This selection did not come as a
surprise to Pugh or those who have
him play on the gridiron.
Throughout his career at ECSC he
has haunted the backfields of op
posing teams many times. Pugh’s
great speed allowed him to run
with the fastest of backs and his
height made him a natural terror
on pass defense.
There are many great tackles in
professional football and there are
many much larger and with great
speed. Coaches and players throug-
the CIAA will agree that Pugh
has the makings to become another
of those great tackles. He has
shown that he has the intellegence
to learn the complicated plays
which he will be confronted with.
The past semester, he made the
Honor Roll with a 3.00 average.
Coach Caldwell has listed him
as being one of his most out
standing pupils during his many
years of coaching. However, there
is much more to learn and much
more greatness to obtain, but
through desire and a zest for ex
celling, Pugh will make the grade.
Coach Caldwell feels very proud
of the fact that Pugh was drafted
by the Cowboys in the NFL be
cause this boy came to us he states,
“Green as Grass,” and many times
there were thoughts lurking in his
mind to cut him from the squad,
and each time it was decided to
give him another chance—“Anoth
er chance was all that ‘Jet’ need
ed,” his coach states.
When Pugh atmounced to one and
all at the end of his freshman year
that the bench was no place for
him, We now know what he meant.
The last two years have seen him
selected on the first team in
the CIAA. Pugh was great but we
are more proud of the fact that
he was a team man rather than a
selfish individualist. Each mem
ber of the team had a part in the
success of Pugh.
The college family at ECSC
knows that he is good, he will now
have to prove to the rest of the
sports world that he is great. The
Compass wishes to congratulate
him for his achievements and
wishes him the best ever.
Academic Efficiency Honored
By J. K. Bentley
The Elizabeth City State Col
lege is in its second year of offer
ing an honors program for those
students demonstrating academic
efficiency. The program is set up
to include juniors and seniors with
cumulative academic averages of
at least 3.30. In addition, the
participating students are recom
mended by the department heads
of their chosen areas of specializa
With its aim on enrichment
rather than acceleration, the total
honors program includes in
terdepartmental colloquia ai^ de
partmental programs. The collo-
quim engulf all participating stu
dents and the departmental pro
grams are organized in the de
partments of Education, Mathe
matics, Biology, Social Science,
Business Education, and Health
and Physical Education.
These departments have organ
ized potential experiences for their
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