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Published by Elizabeth City State College for Students and Alumni
ELIZABETH CITY, N.C., DECEMBER, 1965
Fearing To Run For
By Rosa Riddick
On Friday, December 3, 1965
As delegate for North Carolina, Barbara Fearing, Asso
ciate editor of The Compass attended the Executive Board
Meeting of the Columbia Scholastic Press Association, Col-j the CTolIcge Pluyers of Eliztibeth
lege-University Division, on December 4. The meeting was ' jjy state College presented
held at Columbia University.
The purpose of the meeting wa;
to make and discuss plans for thi
1966 Convention. Also at tha
time, persons were nominated tt
run for President of CSPA for thi
Miss Fearing was nominalei'
along with Jeff Conners of Slip
pery Rock College, Slippery Rock
Pa. Conners is delegate for P:nn
A junior English Major, Bar
bara, is a 1963 graduate of the
local P. W. Moore High School
where she was active in workinj
with the school’s newspaper, Tlii
She was recently accepted to b
listed in the 1965-66 editon of
Who’s Who Aiiwnj! Students i
American Colleges and Universi
our campus for the first time in
a few years, the Northeastern
Various high schools partici
pated in this clinic. Some who
participated are: P. W. Moore,
Jr.-Sr. High of Elizabeth City,
N. C.; W. S. Creecy, of Rich
Square, N. C.; D. F. Walker of
F.denton. N. C.; R. L. Vann of
Ahoskie, N. C., and many, many
This program was designed to
entertain and enrich the high
>chool drama student’s knowledge
Dr. Smith Looks
Into the Future
By Vivian Thornton
Dr. Carleton Smith, head of the
National Arts Foundation, talked
to the college family at Lyceum.
This talk on December 8, was the
first lecture of the Lyceum Series
for this school season.
A Journey Into The 1970’s was
Dr. Smith’s subject for the evening.
"We don’t know where we will be
ten years from now,” said the
speaker; “no one knows what we
face in thd" future.”
He conveyed to the audience
gome things projected into the fu
ture. Some of the future occur-
ances will be (I) control of outer
space, (2) people living on the
moon. Mars, and other planets, (3)
control of the world from outer
Welcome To Dogpatch
By Karnestine Coldsbcrry
The Annual Sadie Hawkins
Dance which is sponsored by the
Physical Education Department
started off with a big bang!
All the young ladies were ready
and waiting because they knew
there were young men on the
field awaiting them. Quickly they
spotted them and when the signal
was given the chase began. The
girls dashed across the field like a
G. T. O. and the boys ran like
wild mustangs. Really it was not
a chase at all because the girls
After the race each couple was
given a lucky ticket which enabled
them to enter the dance. Once
everyone was inside the gymnas
ium, the dance began. The night
was filled with gaiety. This was
the girls’ night and they really took
advantage of it. All the dances
and tags were girls choices. It was
fun for everyone. Never before had
the boys had so many girls asking
them to dance. They were really
kept busy. Throughout the festive
evening, a variety of contests were
held, some of which included
dance contests, pie eating, and an
apple bobbing contest. The first
and second winners of each contest
were given a lovely prize. Then
came the pecan rolling contest
which was the most exciting. The
winner of that contest, Willie
Stewart, was given a beautiful
lamp. He was happy and the
audience was just as enthusiastic
about his winning it.
Since the costumes were the
I main attraction of the evening
j everyone was impatient in waiting
for the moment when the winners
would be chosen. With so many
participants and variations of cos
tumes, the judges finally decided
that Jethro Williams — Little
Abner, and Elizabeth Strickland—
u.uu.a ; predicting the weather
of movement on the stage. Th.s
well‘planncd program began .
* nnn n • comumcatjon on earth,
promptly at 9:00 a.m., with Regis- * r • *u .
. . I Another future projection is that
tration, followed by a very warm' . , . , —
, . , , , ,,, , there will be universal TV. All the
and hearty welcome by Dr. Walter ■ , .. . . . , , t-u-
j * r I United States has bad culture. This
N. Ridley, president of ECSC. . . , • • n • .u
! universal television will give the
The cast of the Man Who i ^vorld a real idea, or rather view,
Came to Dinner,” presented the ' really like.
first act, for the purpose of show- i ^
ing stage movement.
Mrs. H. Caldwell gave a very I
moving and entertaining lecture i
on pronunciation and enunciation
of sounds for the stage, with Avon
Chapman as her assistant.
At 11:45 a.m., the W. S. Creecy
High School of Rich Square pre
sented a very delightful play.
To complete the Drama Clinic j
A recipient of three honorary
degrees. Dr. Smith is nationally
known. He has been made a
Knight of the White Rose by the
President of Finland. He has had
frequent interviews with Churchill,
Roosevelt, Hitler, Stalin, Truman,
Kruschev, de Gaulle, Adenauer
Dr. Smith told audience that
there would also be problems in
the future. “What would happen.”
he said, “if one of the rockets falls
down.” He pointed out that there
would be a problem of finding out
which country the rocket came
The speaker felt that a great un
derstanding of the Arts would be
the answer to all of the future pro
blems of the world.
This lecture helped his audience
to understand themselves and
others. He avoided platitudes and
fuzzy thinking. His conclusions
were clear, courageous, and chal
lenging. The hour spent with him
was an experience long to be re
membered by all.
Thanksgiving Baskets Given
A total of 95 persons have a
brighter memory of Thanksgiving
ihi's year as a result of the laudable
efforts on the part of the Student
Christian Association of Elizabeth
City State College.
A unit of the United Campus Re-
Daisy Mae, were the winners. Each | the College Players had planned a j ligious Fellowship (UCRF), the
was the recipient of lamps.
After the winners were chosen
the night was further accented
with lessons for the square dance.
This way entitled everyone to a
chance to dance. Among the many
dancers on the floor was the pig
enclosed in a pen of wire.
After the dance was over the
girls, not the boys, escorted their
dates back to their respective
Social Hour, very entertaining.
Their theme for this occasion was
“The Play is the Thing.” Prizes
were awarded to the best perform
The clinic ended at 3:30 in a
bang of balloon bursting.
The educational theme for this
occasion was “The Theatre — The
Melting Pot of Creativity." Mr.
Bernard Peterson, Director of the
Little Theatre at ECSC acted as
Master of Ceremonies.
SC A, traditionally sponsors a
"beskets for the needy” project dur
ing the Thanksgiving season. This
year the distribution of such bas
kets to families of the community
reached a record number. The
ninety-five persons who shared the
benefits of this “ministry of kind
ness,” represented nineteen fami
lies. with the numbers in these
families ranging from one to 15,
for an average of five persons per
Visits E. C. S. C.
by Jcrolinc White and
On December 6. Aristid von
Wurtzler. noted harpist, composer,
and teacher, presented a brilliant
Born in Budapest, and now an
American citizen, von Wurtzler
received his musical education at
the Franz Liszt Academy. There
he won an artist’s diploma and a
professorship, and was appointed
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rhe U.C.R.F. (formerly UCCF): Means to Me.” Each of these dis
held its third regular meeting oflcussants presented an intellectual
the year on December 1, 1965, in | and spiritually inspiring approach.
Moore Hall Recreation Room. Mr.; All of the some sixty students and
Richard Reid, president, opened j faculty members present drank
the meeting with timely remarks. | deeply of the spiritual waters of-
These were followed by an inspir- fered by these discussants.
ing devotional period, Mr. Earl
Brown, chaplain, in charge.
Highlights of the evening were
the discussions by Mi.ss Sandra
Trotman, Mr. Jethro Williams and
Miss Eula White. Miss Trotman
spoke on, “Why I Believe in God”;
while Mr. Williams and Miss White
spoke on the subject, “What God
Other participants included: Miss
Evelyn Dixon, who introduced the
topic and the discussants; Mr. An
drew Hamlett, who gave briefs
concerning activities of the Sunday
School; Miss Phyllis Ballance, who
gave a beautiful seasonal reading.
The meeting proved to be most
enjoyable and uplifting.
The president of the sponsoring
organization, and the energetic
spearhead of this very worthy pro
ject was Eula White, a junior,
from Tarboro. Closely associating
with Eula in the leadership were
Wilma Foskey- of Snow Hill and
Julius Webb of Roper—both also
members of the junibr class.
All cases receiving aid were of
ficially certified by the local Wel
In addition to the Student Chris
tian Association, other campus or
ganizations which contributed bas
kets included: the Sunday School,
the College Choir, The Compass.
Symera Hall, Bias Hall, Phi Beta
Lambda, Omega Psi Phi Frater
nity, Alpha Kappa Alpha Frater
nity, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Del
ta Sigma Theta Sorority, the Eng
lish Club, the Women's Govern
Individuals who made special
contributions were: Dr. Sekender
A. Khan, Chairman of Biology De
partment; Mr. Edward N. Smith,
Property & Personnel Officer; Dr.
R. Irving Boone, College Minister.
In commenting on the project,
SCA President White stated, “The
experience was a most thrilling and
inspiring one. It was really heart
warming to have the feeling that
we were helping to make others
She continued, “We are especial
ly grateful to all organizations and
individuals who so willingly co
operated in this effort.