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For Students and Alumni
STATE COLLEGE NEWS PRESS CLUB
Elizabeth City, N.C.
Columbia Scholastic Press Association
EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Jethro Williams
ASSOCIATE EDITOR Barbara Fearing
SECRETARY Ingrid East
TREASURER - Vivian Thornton
SPORTS EDITOR - - Patrick Tyrance
REPORTERS Eugene Thompson, Arlease Salley.
Ziner Johnson, Shirley Smith, Brenda Pearson,
James Jackson, Richard Reid, Lyretta Eggles
ton, Charles Mitchell. Avon Chapman
PRODUCTION Avon Chapman. Rosa Riddick.
Teresa Hathaway, Rudolph Brown. Jeroline
White. Terry Quinlan, Francina Johnson, Ear-
CIRCULATION Ingrid East Vivian Thornton.
Arlease Salley, Barbara Fearing, Patricia Jones
ART Rudolph Brown, Bernard Dickens
PHOTOGRAPHER James Salisbury (unless otherwise
indicated, all photographs appearing are by him).
ADVISOSS - Mr. Ballou, Mr. Fennell
Opinions expressed in ariicles are not necessarily those of the Compass
or the College.
'College And You
When you took your first step
on the campus of E.C.S.C., you
probably turned your head and
gazed about, finally saying to
yourself, “Well, here I am.” Some
have pondered this statement deep
ly, and have bettered their re
sources since being here. In most
colleges this represents the ma
jority. Then, there are the others
who become shiftless and irrespon
sible. This, in most cases appears
to be the minority. Which category
do you fall in?
In my opinion, most students at
E.C.S.C. fail to get the full value
of college life. This is not in a
single area, but a conrbination of
areas. They fail to get this full
value mainly because of a lack
of participation, fear of not being
trusted, poor academic prepara
tions, and poor peer group rela
tionship. These are vital ingredients
if a student is to get the full bene
fit of a college education.
Lack of Participation
When you look around you, and
you wonder why campus life is so
dull, ask yourself this question,
“What am I doing to make col
lege life more eventful?” So you
cannot answer that question. This
is where one of the problems rests.
Too many students fail to find the
Usually on campus, the same
students are found to be the lead
ers in various organizations. On
Awards Day, the same students re
ceive all of the awards, and the
same students always participate in
assembly programs. This happens
because these select students want
to get most out of their college
It is a shame to see so many stu
dents turn up for a talent show
and as soon as the show is over
you see or hear no more of them.
Why don’t some of thenr join the
choir, the band, or some other
activities? Almost always, the an
swer is, “I don’t like the ad
visor,” or “Mary is the head of that
organization and I don’t like
her.” The advisors are put there
to help you and whether or not
you like them has nothing to do
with their capabilities. These acti
vities are for your enrichment.
Fear of Not Being Trusted
It is quite evident, we as stu
dents have a feeling of not being
trusted. In many instances we are
not trusted. That is, trusted to the
extent that we are allowed to do
more critical thinking or aid in
solving many of our own problems.
Other students feel that they
are constantly being watched by
their supervisors as they go down
town, attend dances and other
night activities. It is felt that this
is the way children are treated. Su-
dents should be given the chance
to grow up.
A sense of trust is an emotional
need and this need should be satis
fied if we are to remain emotional
ly stable. Once this is done ,we can
become better students in all areas.
Poor Academic Preparations
Cheating is becoming a bigger
and bigger part of our academic
preparations. The harder the sub
jects become the more we cheat.
Some students at E.C.S.C. believe
that at least 90% of our entire
student population cheats in some
way. In national surveys, it ha«
been discovered that only 65% of
the college students cheat. Where
does that leave us? It leaves us
25% higher than the national ratio.
Surely this appears to be poor aca
demic preparation. We are really
short changing ourselves. Many
students complain about our low
education level and what we need
to add to our curriculum without
thinking about and getting that
which is offered already.
When we resort to cheating, we
employ poor academic prepara
tions. Most of all we are defeating
our main purpose for being in
Poor Peer Group Relationship
So many times it is said that
if you don’t belong to a sorority
or a fraternity, then you don’t be
long at all. This is perhaps the
understatement of the year and
bears no truth. There are other
just plain groups where the rela
tionship is just as strong and in
some cases stronger.
Anytime or anywhere there is
poor peer group relationship, col
lege life is like a bad taste of
medicine. You can hardly swallow
it. It has to be forced down. If
college life is to be a total suc
cess, we have to be able to get
along with each other.
Yes, college life carries with it
many obstacles and to get the
best out of it, these obstacles must
What Does It
Have you ever asked yourself
what am I going to college for?
Can you really say what an educa
tion means to you?
Are you going to college to
find a husband or wife, or are
you going to meet new people,
make new friends, and to find out
what people are really like?
Do you find college a suitable
place to reside while your parents
sacrifice their time to pay your
tuition, and your room and board?
Or, just the opposite, is college
a place for you to really find your
self and your worth to others?
Does college provide a refuge
fronr the military service or from
the responsibility of a job? Or, do
you find college a challenge to
ward a high goal in life?
I am sure that none of the stu
dents at E.C.S.C. are going to col
lege for any of the above reasons.
We are all here to better ourselves,
to make a bright future for our
selves and for the world we live in.
To us, college is a challenge, a
challenge that we gratefully and
proudly accept. For we are the
world of tomorrow, and we, the
students of E.C.S.C., intend to be
a part of that bright and reward
Who...? Where...? What...?
Each Issue of Ihe Compsss will puh-
llsh Informallon abiiit uradualcs n ims
column. Members of the alumni are In-
Ylted to subnill Information
they are doing and where, to •>*
of Information Box 92, Elizabeth City
■State College 27909.
Yvonne Cleopatra Joyner, 64
an Elementary Education major, is
teaching at Newsoms District
School, Newsoms, Virginia. While
at the college she was a member
of the Lighthouse Committees.
Mary Perry Grant, ’64 an Ele
mentary Education major is teach
ing at Buckland Elementary School,
Social science nrajor, is teaching at
G. W. Carver High School.
Pinetops, North Carolina. She
plans to do graduate study at At
lantic Christian College, Wilson,
North Carolina. While at the col
lege she was a member of the Col
lege Players, Social Science Club,
Religious Activity Committee and
the Ushers Guild.
Mary Marie Waidon, ’64 a
Business Education major, is teach
ing at the Mclver High School, Lit
tleton, North Carolina. While at
Gates, North Carolina. While at | College she was a member of
the college she was a member of | fbLA, Women’s Government
the Student NEA. Baptist Student Union.
Samuel Leon White, ’64 a Physi
cal Education major, is teaching at
North Everetts School, Everetts,
North Carolina. While at the col-
Airman Alvin C. Griffin, son of
Mr. and Mrs. William E. Griffin
of 100 Beekman Street, Beacon,
r V 1 New York, has been assigned to
lege he was a member of Kappa ' .
. r , ^ i Hurlburt Field, Florida, after com
pleting Air Force basic training.
Alpha Psi Fraternity and the Golf
Willie Jasper Dursc. ’64 a His
tory major, is employed by the city
of Brooklyn, New York Welfare
Department as a Social Investiga
tor. While at the college he was a
member of the Social Science Club
and the Sphinx Club.
Corine Hunter Winstead, ’64 a
Full Schedule For
Dr. Walter N. Ridley, besides
How about you? Are you going ' swift-moving pace characleriz-
The airman will be trained on
the job as a fire protection special
ist with the Tactical Air Com
A 1961 graduate of Beacon High
School, he has a B'.S. degree from
Elizabeth City State College, '65.
In addition to a number of fa-
culty-staff members being away for
recruiting and supervision of stu
dent teachers, the following also
made professional trips:
Professors Georce H. Walker,
He was in attendance for hear- ' I.ouise N. Sutton, and Rosaline M.
school diploma? You shouldn’t 1 Speaker Ban (Raleigh) | Edwards attended the North Ca-
be, because your high school com
mencement was only the beginning.
to accept the challenge of tomor
row by broadening your education?
Or, are you content with your high
ing his schedule, also set aside time
for off-campus appearances.
periodically from September
Dr. Ridley, on November 21,
was selected to award former
Governor Luther Hodges a plaque
j given by the North Carolina Joint
j Council on Health and Citizenship,
i The event took place in the Audi-
jtorium at East Carolina College
„ _ ... (Greenville).
By Carol Ashe November 20 he spoke to the
With the diligent and dedicated National Association of College
Andrew Hamlett as Superinten
dent, the College Sunday School—
in pattern with the over-all pro
gram of the institution—is “on the
The stork has had occasion to
visit the Sunday School family,
this year, and has left several new
Women during their regional con
ference held in Elizabeth City.
President Ridley was also the
featured speaker at a Men’s Day
Breakfast held October 31, at Eliz
abeth City’s historic Mt. Lebanon
A.M.E. Zion Church.
Taking into consideration
additions to our activities. The in- j speeches, conferences, omnipresent
terest which these activities has acJministrative duties, and a bur-
generated is encouraging. | geoning building program, ECSC’s
Two of these new activities de- ! president clearly reflects the pace
... But Why So
By Barbara Fearing
Sure we enjoyed the show. We
wanted the performers to know
that we loved them. The Omega
Talent Show is always a big af
fair and everybody enjoys it; but,
did we have to make so much
Do you realize that we sounded
like a room full of young adoles
cents? Well we did! We did not
conduct ourselves as young adults
are supposed to.
We were not expected to sit still
and hold our hands, nor were we
expected to watch the show with
tight lips, but we were not expected
to raise the racket that we did.
As soon as a performance be
gan, our cheers and yells began.
There is nothing wrong with this,
(Continued on Page 4)
serve special recognition.
1) The Sunday School Choir,
with Miss Geraldine Vaughan as
director, and some twenty-five en
thusiastic and cooperative mem
bers, heralding the gospel truths
through song. This choral group
provides special music on each
Sunday morning; and, periodically,
there are also solo and ensemble
j 2) The special consultants, which
I represent dedicated faculty partic-
j ipation, include, this year, four
; members. They are: Mr. L. D.
Draper, Mrs. B'etty J. Ramsey, Mr.
Junius McCoy, and Mr. Thomas
Becoming increasingly popular
and of special significance, both
to the regular S. S. teachers, and
to other students, is the weekly
j Sunday School Teachers Meeting
I and Bible Study Hour, on each
I Saturday evening at 6:00. This
period, under the direction of one
of the consultants, with the Col
lege Minister sharing, serves to
give helpful suggestions and guide
lines for the teaching of the lesson
j on the ensuing Sunday.
In retrospect, we are pleased
with the progress which the Sun
day School is enjoying; but we
I are by no means complacent. We
seek to include as many as can be
reached to share these very re
warding experiences. To this end,
there is in progress an Enlistment
of a "college-on-the-move.”
rolina College Conference in Char
lotte, November 3-5.
• * •
Dr. Edna L. Davis attended the
Music Educators National Con
ference regional meet held at
UNC-G, November 15. Music nra-
jors Judy Freeman, Claudette
Moore, and Willie Graham, mem
bers of the campus MENC Stu
dent Chapter, accompanied.
• • *
Dean William E. Anderson was
in attendance at the Richmond.
Virginia annual session of the
Southern Association of Colleges
and Schools during the week of
• • •
For an award given Dr. Ixjuise
N. Sutton, see another column, this
Mr. L. Rufus Wamack, brother
of Mr. Timothy H. Wamack (As
soc. Professor, Geography) died
November 4, 1965 in Americus,
Mrs. Justine McClain, mother of
Mrs. Anna M. Bluford (Public In
formation Assistant) died in Jersey
City, New Jersey on November
courage the participation of more
and more students and faculty
members. We shall be satisfied
only when we can record the
interest and participation of 100 crowd of intent listeners. Consist-
Music Students Hear
Ever heard a lute plucked? Ever
taken in the melodies of alto and
soprano recorders? How about
the strains of a viola da gamba?
These sounds and those of a
tenor singer were on display for
an overflow audience at Norfolk
Museum, November 22, when the
Renaissance Quartet of New York
presented the 200th recital to be
held by the sponsoring Norfolk
Society of Arts.
A lengthy program (an hour
and a half) did not seem to dam
pen the enthusiasm of an overflow
percent of our students and faculty ■'
A Very Cordial Wclcome
awaits each faculty member and
each student. We invite you to
help us make our “College on the
Move” one of the best in the
land, undergirded by strong moral
and spiritual convictions, such as
are nurtured through our College
Other officers of the Sunday
School are: Grover Eure, assistant
superintendent; Betty Boone, treas
urer; Prymas Tabron, chief usher;
•itid Carol Ashe, secretary.
Dr. R. Irving B'oone, College
Minister, is the general advisor and
Campaign. We welcome and en- i guiding spirit.
ing entirely of secular music of
the Renaissance, the variety of
irvusic was for most listeners an
unexpected occurrence. Today’s
concert fare is primarily of 19th
century vintage, therefore for so
much interest to be shown in music
I of four-to-five-hundred years ear
lier was testimony to the durability
of that music and the skill of the
Vinnia Nicholson, Lonnie And
erson, and Willie Graham, mem
bers of the Sophomore Music
History Class, were in attendance,
reporting a thoroughly enjoyable
evening. Their instructor, Mr. L,
R. Ballou, and Mrs. Ballou, at