Published by Elizabeth City State College for Students and Alumni
ELIZABETH CITY. N.C., SEPTEMBER, 1965
Students Discuss ' Freshmen
Taking a look into ihe future _ will rest on the shoulders of the
approximately twenty students as- Board of Trustees and State Of-
stmbled at President Walter N. ficials.
Ridley’s house September 21, to
discuss future building plans.
President Ridley stated that
proposals have been made to build
over $1,242,000 in school facili- SufTimer MominQ^^
'Music For A
ties. $600,000 of this money . . .
would be for a new dining hall, ASS6mbly Tn6m6
On July 16, Ihe students and 1 the talented entertainers took the
inservice teachers enrolled in the i stage.
$121,000 and another $121,000
self liquidated for the building of
a swimming pool. The state has
also appropriated $121,000 for a
new Student Union building and
an additional $400,000 will have
to be paid through other sources.
The big discussion centered
around the question, should these
three buildings be built into one
large building as a money saving
device. Within such a building,
rooms would be allotted for such
occasions as fraternity dinners,
special eating facilities for parents
and students, a television room, a
large lobby, along with lounges
for men and women. These are
only a few of the conveniences that
this building will house. More
plans will be released as the archi-
lectual drawings are completed.
The same question that was pre
sented before the student leaders
was asked in one of the senior
classes. In both instances all were
in favor of having such a building
built. This building will occupy I
Anxious to exhibit their multi
plicity of talent, some members of
the freshman class thrilled the
audience with their singing, danc
ing, and horn blowing.
On the evening of September 17,
Moore Hall resembled the Ed
Sullivan television show. Instead of
Ed Sullivan, Albert Turner was
master of ceremonies. He truely
kept the audience well intact as
Bearers of Light
By Shirley Smith
first six weeks session of summer
school were entertained with a
musical program sponsored by
The Summer Assembly Series.
Getting the show off to a very
fine start was Archie Davis. John
Thatch amazed the audience with
his splendid impersonations of im-
The theme of the program was j portant people. A group known as
"Music For A Summer Morning.” Expressions and made up of
Talents were displayed in the Brown, Aaron Leathers, and
fields of song and organ.
The distinguished performers
were Mr. J. Tivis Wicker, Baritone
and Mr. Leonard Ballou, Organist.
Wicker, a native of Richmond,
Virginia, has sung with the Rich
mond Symphony. He has appear
ed on various network radio shows
as guest soloist. He also is an at
torney and ordained Baptist minis
At the present he is employed
as Director of Adult Education
and Community Services and
Edward Joyner seemed ready to
cut their own records.
No show is complete without i
comedian and Harold Marrill serv
ed that purpose with his voice im- i
pressions of Donald Duck. His
biggest ambition is to one day star
as Donald Duck in a Walt Disney
Not forgetting the fashion side
of the entertainment world, Cor
delia Allen. Edoris Carter, Joan
Friend. Ann White, Gwendolyn
Worrell. Joseph Stanley and O. C.
Right to Left: Gloria Hall. Milicent Knight, Mavis Jones. Aaron Chapman.
teaches philosophy and psychology Wonderful World of
^ Fashion.” As often quoted, “They
at the College of the Albemarle
in Elizabeth City.
Ballou is the College Organist,
the area which is presently Viking Asst. Professor of Music, and an
Stadium. i advisor of the Conipas.s.
Despite the fact that this par- | ^as given numerous rechals
ticular plan seems to be the choice ! *" coUcecs. Bal-
of the students, the final decision I®
I faculty since 1961.
Some of the music played by
Mr. Ballou was “Concerto 3 in
G," by Antonio Soler; Prelude in
B. Op. 99 no. 2—Camille Saint-
Saens and "Fantasy on Nursery
Tunes,” Robert Elmore.
Mr. Wicker, accompanied by
Miss Geraldine Vaughan, sang the
following songs: “Lost in the
Stars” (title song)—Kurt Weill;
“Pilgrim’s Song” — Peter Tschai-
kowsky and “Invocation of Or-
pheu.s" (from Euridice) Jacopo
Peri. Phillis Liverman
By RICHARD L. RKID
A host of friends and acquaint-
ences of Miss Earline Thompson
and Mr. Wilson M. Bryant as
sembled at Mt. Lebanon AME
Zion Church at 7:30 p.m. to wit
ness a very enlightening and en
joyable Piano and Organ recital
given on August 29, by Miss
Thompson and Mr. Bryant.
Mr. Bryant, a 1964 graduate
of Elizabeth City State College
with a B'.S. degree in English,
began the 3-part program by doing
a Prelude by F. Chopin followed
by “Polonaise” also by Chopin,
'^fter a short pause Mr. Bryant
continued with “Rhapsody” by
Johannes Brahms, “The Wasp" by
Goddard, and the very beautiful
Prelude in G Minor" by S. Rach
maninoff. He concluded the 1st
part of the program with Mac
Dowell's “From A Wandering Ice
After Intermission the guest of
honor, Mr. James Eggleston,
played “Military March” by Schu
Miss Earline Thompson, a
music major at Livingtone, began
part 2 of the program with “Clair
De Lune” by Debussy followed by
Papillons” by Schumann. Part 2
"'ss concluded with Miss Thomp
son playing Milhaud’s “Sumare.”
Mr. Bryant ended the recital
"'ith two beautiful organ numbers,
Bach’s “Sheep May Safely Graze”
^"d Thome’s “Andante Religioso."
were dressed to kill.”
■'The Lords Prayer” never;
sounded lovelier as Edna Weaver!
gave her beautiful rendition. Wil-1
lis Langley could become a mod-1
em W. C. Handy as he held the
audience spell-bound with his way-
out trumpet playing. Aaron Chap
man. a saxophonist rocked man’s
souls with his high notes.
The show, as all good shows
must do, came to an end with
the playing of “Breakdown” by
Aaron Chapman, Kenneth Wil
liams. and Edward Joyner.
The individuals responsible for
the assembly of such talent were
Miss Evelyn Johnson, Mr. Ber
nard L. Pettrson, Mrs. Valerie W.
Vaughan, and Mr. Wendell J. Wil
son. Geraldine Vaughan was piano
APPROXIMATELY 350 fresh
men students participated in the
annual Candlelighting Services
presented September 19, in Moore
Because of the large number
of participants, the service did not
begin as usual. The freshmen had
already taken their seats at the
front of the auditorium as the
To get the program under way
the prelude was played by Mr.
Leonard Ballou, the college organ
ist. Dr. Irving Boone, the col
lege minister, read the scripture.
With the freshmen entering into
the program, Aaron leathers sang
"The Lord's Prayer” and Barbara
futrell. “Ave Maria."
President Ridley inspired the
freshman class and the audience
by taking them into the theme of
the program with his talk on “Let
us Have Light.” One of the very
first statemnts made by the Presi
dent was the famous quotation,
"It is better to light a candle than
curse the darkness.” As final
words in his address, he left to the
memory of everyone that, "The
way to conquer darkness is to
light it out, and when it is dark
enough the lights come out.”
Acting as counselor for the pro
gram was Freddie Michell, class of
’69. He was also the lighting
source of the program.
John Thatch portrayed the First
routti. His topic was ceniere)
around the equally confused, and
broke individual wondering what
he had to give.
The Second Youth was Timothy
Williams, who was concerned
about many things and lighted the
candle of awareness.
Antoinette Morris, the Third
Youth gave brief statements on the
appreciation of beauty and the
beauty that life has.
Persistant questing after love
and youth was brought out by Wil
bert Hawkins, the Fourth Youth.
Henrietta Gorham touched the
spiritual side of the program with
words On one’s faith in God and
man. She was the Fifth Youth.
Ending the program, Eamestine
Simpson, the Sixth Youth, sum
marized the others as she pulled
together truth, time and knowledge
which shall spread aroimd the
As the audience emptied the
auditorium they passed between
the glowing candles of the Fresh
men. The program then proceeded
outside around the flag-pole with
the singing of the Alma Mater. As
the students marched back to the
dorms with their lighted candles,
the whole campus seemed aglow.
The annual fall faculty con
ference at Elizabeth City State
College was held September 8-9,
and 10. This year's conference was
of special significance. It was the
initial program of the 75th aca-
Each workshop was directed by
a member of the faculty. The first
—"Developing the Reading Skills
of College Students” had as con
sultant—Earl V. Russell, director
of the reading clinic. North Ca-
demic year of the College (founded , rolina Advancement School. Win-
in 1891), to be celebrated in
The Keynote address at the
president's reception for faculty
and staff on the opening day of
the conference was made by Issac
A. Battle, president of the Gener
al Alumni Association. Battle, a
member of the class of ’53 ,is prin
cipal of Amanda S. Cherry Ele
mentary School, Harrellsville.
The conference theme. “Imple-
ston-Salem. Dr. Anne M. Hender
son, chairman of the department
of Modern Language was director.
The second workshop—“T h e
Use of Audio—Visual Materials
in the College Classroom,” had as
consultant Dr. James W. Hill
chairman of the department of
education at Emory and Henr>
College, . Emory, Va. The work
shop director, J. Alfonso McCoy,
chairman of the Audio Visual Cen-
menting Excellence in Collegiate I ter is a new member of the
Instruction,” was interpreted by E.C.S.C. faculty,
three guest consultants, experts in I The consultant for the third
their specific fields, participating
in the three scheduled workshops.
workshop, “Teacher Made Tests
for College Students,” was Mrs, Mi-
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