North Carolina Newspapers

For Students and Alumni
Published by
Elizabeth City, N. C.
Columbia Scholastic Press Association
EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Barbara Fearing
SECRETARY Brenda Pearson
TREASURER Charlotte Riddick
SPORTS John T. Williams, Editor
Mack Thompson, James Newby
REPORTERS Carolyn Butts, Charlotte Deloatch,
Patricia Eckles, Terry Quinlan, Lillian Riggs,
Richard Copeland, Vivian Armstrong
PRODUCTION Heddy Basnight, Floyd Johnson,
Evangelyn Turner, Jeroline White, Rosa Riddick
CIRCULATION Dallas Brown, Ella Baker,
Richard Hart, Moses Skinner,
Ann White, Teresa Hathaway
ADVISORS Mr. Ballou, Mrs. Lee
Opinions expressed in articles are not necessarily those of the
COMPASS or the College.
Who...? Where...? What...?
Each l«u« of lh» Comp«« "HI Po
lish Information »t>oul graduates In IMs
column. Members of i";
»n»d to jubmll (nforniallon
Ihev are doln* and CIlJ
of Information Box 92, KlUabeth Cll»
Stale College 27909.
John Robinson '66 is teach
ing at Central School, Wash
ington, D. C. He was an In
dustrial Arts major and was
a member of the College
Choir. He is a member of
Omega Psi Phi Fraternity.
Andrew Hamiett *66 Art Ed
ucation major, is teaching at
FDR Junior High School in
Cleveland, Ohio. Hamiett,
who was superintendent of
Sunday School, a member of
the College Choir, designed
the medallion which appears
on page one of the COMPASS
during his senior year. He is
a member of A Ipha Phi Alpha
F raternity.
Elbert Leo Moore '66, Bus
iness Education major, is
also in a teaching position
at Cleveland, Ohio. He was
a member of MGA and Phi
FJcta I.iimbda.
Julia M. Whitehurst *66, is
teaching at George Washing
ton Carver School, Chesa
peake, Va. She was listed
ERICAN Colleges and
ber of SNEA, is a member of
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority,
and WGA.
Peggy J. Perry *66, Elemen
tary Education major, is
teaching at Moffett Place
School, Portsmouth, Va. She
is a member of Delta Sigma
Theta Sorority, honor grad
uate, and is listed in WHO’S
Thelma R. Bynum '66, is
teaching English at C. F.
Pope School, Burgaw, N. C.
She was a member of WGA.
More Praise For
A Deserving Citizen
"The joy of a job well done
is to have done it."
VISTA and Peace Corps vol
unteers represent a new breed
of people, young people who
are responsible in their actions
and concerned with the problems
which confront our great Nation
and the world. To demonstrate
their newly acquired responsi
bilities and concerns, they are
seeking meaningful human in
volvements in challenging sit
These young people are wil
ling to give a lot and expect
little. They believe that this is
the way it should be in any
"giving situation.”
Some have called these
people idealists, dreamers and
fools with impossible goals.
If they believe in the idea that
everyone should have the oppor
tunity to earn a decent living
and live a contributing, worth
while life to society, does this
make them idealists? Then
they are.
When working for a peaceful
world in which people are ac
cepted for their worth and dig
nity as human beings and when
respecting the rights and opin-
This fall at Elizabeth C;ity
State College freshmen from ev
ery section of the state as well
as out of state students flooded
the campus. Their reactions to
the new environments are varied.
Some of them are very excited
and joyful, but then again,
some are terribly confused and
unhappy. This is to be expected
on every college campus and
E. C. S. C. is no exception.
Many students were disap
pointed because of the uncon
cerned attitude of the staff.
Then again, many students
found some of the teachers
very interesting because of
their stimulating personalities.
The out of state students, ran
ging from South Carolina to
Washington State, were very
shocked at some of the campus
rules and regulations. The
early curfew hour which was
regarded as ridiculous by all
of the girls of Bias Hall was one.
The students who came to
E.C.S.C. looking for a social
life were very disappointed
in that they found the campus
to have more of a quiet ,serene
and studious atmosphere.
The new students regarded
ions of others constitute a
dream, then they are dreamers.
Fools with impossible goals
....well, they work for what
might seem to be impossible
goals, but they believe that
these goals can be accomplish
ed. These young people work
untiringly to accomplish them.
Working in VISTA and Peacq^
Corps gives them the opportun
ity to give of themselves that
part of them which will do the
most for the disadvantaged, the
deprived and the neglected.
Thus, their lives become more
meaningful and more directed.
Organizations such as the
ones being considered are giv
ing young people the opportun
ity to accept the challenges of
the future which demand that
we invest our resources today.
This is essential to the con
tinued growth of America and
the world.
The "new breed” has ac
cepted these challenges of the
future by offering its services
to the disadvantaged through
Vista and the Peace Corps.
I am a member of the "new
breed”, are you?
Shelley Willingham
Barbara Curtis ’70
the upper classmen as being
very friendly. They were very
impressed by the leadership
ability possessed by these up
per classmen, but were puzzled
as to why they did not use
them (more effectively.
There was and still is a
great grumble about the cart-
tetia. The lunch lines are tn>
long and too time consuming,
and the food just doesn’t taste
like "mommy” used to make it.
The Beanies, once thought
of as being clever, are now re
garded as being a disadvantage
to all concerned. They are not
in harmony with the school
wear, and they distract from
the lovely hair styles. But,
in spite of the criticisms the
freshman class is willing to
make the best of their stay here
at ESCS, both academically
and socially.
One suggestion for gradua
tion from the School of Ex
perience is a diploma with
hut one word: OUCH!
Charlotte Deloatch ’70
Upon arrival at State College
we were greeted by friendly
smiles. They were smiles from
the dormitory directors Mrs.
Reed and Mrs. McCullough, and
of course, the Junior Counsel
ors. The Junior Counselors are
Patricia Jones, Carolyn Demery,
Linda Davis, Celestine Ashe,
Shirley Fleetwood, Evelyn Ellis,
Josephine Grant, Carolyn Mc
Cloud, Frances Deloatch and
Ingrid East.
These Counselors have done
an excellent job in aiding stu
dents to become worthy Eliza
beth State College Women.
They are always there when we
need assistance in studying,
social problems or when we
just want to have a few laughs.
Recently, with the assis
tance of Mrs. Rae Williams,
Mrs. Reed and Mrs. McCullough,
the Junior Counselors and WGA
sponsored a Charm Clinic.
We are sincerely hoping that
this year will be one of the
greatest with cooperation, fun,
and excitement for the students
and Junior Counselors who are
living in Bias Hall.
"To Mom
and Dad''
Brenda Pearson
You’re proud of me aren’t
you? To you I’m wonderful be
cause I’m going to college.
But, it goes both ways. I’m
proud of you and I think you’re
wonderful. Do you know why?
Because, I wouldn’t be here if
it weren’t for you. You buy my
books, pay my tuition, buy my
clothes, and give me money to
spend for frivolous things.
You gave me confidence and
encouraged me to succeed in
life. You ihspired me with hopes
and dreams and you gave me
the right to be proud of myself.
So, Mom and Dad, don’t
think too much of me. I’m a
part of you, and if I’m wonder
ful, it’s only because you made
me that way. Be proud of your
selves and I’ll do my best to
make you proud of me.
is Better
by Carolyn Butts
Registration at ECSC this
semester was a **whiz.” Ev
erything was very smoothly
planned an.l carried out.
In the past, registration has
been a "drag”, if the term may
be used. Everything has been
"nerve-racking.” It always
seemed to be such a long pro
cess and the hours of standing
in lines was just too much. But
registration really rolled on
September 16-
It seems that we have been
having a *'zillion” steps to go
through, but this semester we
had only five; (1) depositing
admission cards at Office of
Student Personnel and receiv
ing permit to register, (2) going
to the Health Center for physic
al examinations, (3) going to
the Department Chairmen to set
up schedules and have them
approved, (4) going to the gymn
to receive and deposit IBM
class cards and (5) taking a
trip to the Business Office to
unload all of the cash which
had been tucked away for the
payment of fees.
Upperclassmen know that
registration was more easily
done this semester, but fresh
men and new students cannot
elaborate on this issue too
much; they have not had the
experience of registering in
confusion at ECSC.
The fall semester certainly
showed remarkable improvement
in registration.^
Today, in all parts of our
glorious country, we are privi
leged to have missionaries and
social workers who are looked
upon by many as possessing
a gift for guidance. Humbly
and meekly, they go about their
work, leading and assisting
all those in need. Although
they may not always receive
material rewards or abundant
praises, they are self-satisfied
to know that they have done
what they felt was their duty
to mankind.
W'e have such a person liv
ing here in our city who has in
her own way opened the door of
opportunity to many underprivi
leged people and families. We
join in with the people of our
community in giving this indi
vidual her due in the line of
praise for her great accom
This woman who has taken
her place in the ranks of dis
tinguished women is Mrs. E.
Mocile Spellman of 608 Her
rington Road. She is the wife of
the late Mr. Roland C. Spellman
and the daughter of the late Dr.
and Mrs. George W. Cardwell.
The College Health Center,
Cardwell-Hoffler Infirmary,
includes the name of her father.
She received most of her early
education here in Elizabeth
City and later went on to Shaw
University, where she received
her Bachelor of Science degree
and to Teachers College (Col
umbia University) where she
received the Master of Arts
She is well known for her
unfailing devotion to trying to
meet the economic and social
needs of her community through
her church, clubs and organi
Mrs. Spellman holds a life
time membership in the Woman’s
Home and Foreign Missionary
Society of her church, Mt. Leb
anon A. M. E. Zion Church, and
in the National Association of
Colored Women’s Clubs. On July
19, 1966, ^Irs. Spellman, who
was retiring president of the
N. C. Federated Woman’s Clubs,
was presented a plaque for her
outstanding service to that
Mrs. Spellman is very prom
inent socially, for she has held
and still holds many other re
sponsible positions; overall
chairman of the Negro Division
of the United Fund Drive;
weekly columnist for the Norfolk
Journal and Guide; supervisor
by Lillian Riggs
Mrs. E. M. Spellman
of Brownie Girl Scout Troop
No. 7; assistant superinten
dent of her church Sunday
Sclit>*>l; |ircsi'l'*'>r ol the Martu.i
Woodhouse Missionary Society
of her church; notary public;
member of former Governor
Sanford’s Committee on Juve
nile Delinquency and Youth
Crime; and a member of our
State Advisory Committee for
the Board of J uvenile Correction.
Many readers of this article
may ask how she finds time to
serve the community in so many
ways. A woman of her character
and stamina always has time to
devote to those in need and she
devotes that time very willingly.
Her main objective in life
has always bet^n to help others
and she has done this almost
solely through projects which
have included obtaining cloth
ing, food, furniture and money
for the unfortunate and bringing
children and adults to know the
church and its functions.
In receiving much praise for
herdiligent work, Mrs Spelltn^"'
never fails to realize that al
though she has been successful
in helping others, she too is
helpej by the many cheetful
givers Vho have contributed
greatly to her request for des
perately needed food and cloth-
This woman who has had >
many honors bestowed upon her, J
has also given her contribution 1
to our communi ty in the field of
education, for she has taught ,
many students right here in the
classrooms of our dear Alt'® j
Mater. Mrs. Spellman remain^ j
continued on page A i
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