North Carolina Newspapers

    Published by Elizabeth City State College for Students and Alumni
Retired Alumnus
Enjoys Fruits of Labor
T. S. Cooper
Thomas Settle Cooper, who
lives on Roanoke Avenue, was
bom in Windsor, N. C. to the
late Noah and Vina (Bond) Coop
er. He received his early edu
cation in Windsor and he later
came to Elizabeth City to fur
ther his education. His name
was added to our alumni list in
the year 1902. Mr. Cooper be
came the husband of the late
Miss Roberta Overton, rwo years
later, and the proud father of
two sons, Russell Settle and
Henry D’Hart, several Years
Along with having many other
honors, Mr. Cooper is listed in
Who’s Who in Colored America
of 1950. In this publication we
find only a few of the contribu-
tions that he has made to vari
ous communities through the oc
cupancy of many responsible po
sitions. Mr. Cooper has been
supervisor-principal of public
schools in Elizabeth City from
by Lillian Riggs
1903*1907 and in Sunbury from
1908-1918- Hi; was the principal
of Gates Training School in Sun
bury for 28 years beginning in
1919* In addition to these posi
tions, he served as president of
the Schoolmaster’s Club of North
eastern North Carolina, chairman
of the High School Principal’s
group and secretary of Gates
County Education Association.
Not only has Mr. Cooper work
ed to develop the educational
aspects of his life but he has
,and is still promoting the growth
of the religious aspects of his
life. He is a member of Olive
Branch Baptist Church and was
granted a license to preach.
The purpose of our lives is
already set for each of us be
fore we even decide and Mr. Coo
per knew that many years ago
his purpose was to lead in edu
cation. Accordingly, he gave his
time to educational work rather
than preaching. During the span
of his career he gave lectures on
educational as well as religious
topics. In the past years, he at
one time devoted himself to being
the historian and assistant sec
retary of the Roanoke Baptist
Association. In addition to that
he has been a memb«,r of the Ex
ecutive Board of the Roanoke
Baptist Association. We proudly
note, too, that Mr. Cooper re
ceived more recognition for his
accomplishments in the 1940
edition of Who’s Who Among
Negro Baptists
Mr. Cooper, a man who has
lived during a time of very lim
ited rights for Negroes, has
shown us what persistent effort,
relentless toil and painstaking
tasks can help one accomplish.
These things aided Mr. Cooper in
receiving the foundation for his
career. The foundation for his
career was education and with
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William Ryan
Lectures on Viet Nam
On January 11, Mr. Ryan lectured on “Are We Headed Toward
World War 111.” Associated Press Ace Roving Correspondent, he
recently returned from Vlat Nam.
The picture aoove shows Mr. Ryan with Dr. R. A. Aziz of the
College Faculty.
WGA Sends Two
to Howard
The Women’s Government
Association of ECSC sent two
representatives to Howard Uni
versity to its 44th Annual Wo-
fD 'n’s Week Celebration. The rwo
representatives from ECSC were
Shirley Fleetwood, Vice-Presi
dent of WGA and Evelyn Ellis.
This affair was attended by dele
gates from 15 colleges and uni
versities throughout the United
The calender of events began
on Wednesday night with the
"Broader Horizon’s” pro.gram
which was concerned mainly
with those students who had
spent the summer in foreign
Various symposiums were pre
sented throughout the week per
taining to the central theme;
''Womanhood-A Contemporary
Dinner was held at the Statler
Hilton Hotel on Thursday night.
At this time, the young ladies
who made Who’s Who in American
Colleges ond Universities along
with the "Woman of the Year”
were presented.
Last but not least was the
VIP guided tour of the White
House, which ended a s u c-
cessful week'of activities.
1966 was Howard’s Centen
nial Year and was the first year
that the Association of Women
Students in other colleges and
universities attended their Wo
men’s Week Celebration.
Recently the AENCC, Assoc
iation of North Eastern Carolina
Colleges, was formed by the
Presidents of fourteen colleges
in Eastern North Carolina, public
and private institutions.
These Colleges have bonded
together in an association in
order to improve the individual
college, community, and also
help each other improve the over
all offering of North Eastern
North Carolina. The aim of the
Association is to provide ideas
and together present proposals
to finding organizations for grant
proposals. This money would in
turn be used at member colleges
of the Association in the areas
of Cultural activities. Libraries,
Personnel work. Business Off
ices, Academic work, Academic
pursuits. Exchange professors
and students to upgrade and up
lift the whole educational offer
ing in not only the member col
leges but also the communities
they serve.
Two meetings since the ini
tial meeting with J. Stewart Dev
lin, Executive Director have
thus far been held in Raleigh.
Business managers and Concert
Lecture Series Chairmen met in
separate meetings. Mr. E. N.
Smith represented Elizabeth City
State College at the Business
meeting and Mrs. Mary Ann
Franklin, Chairman of the Ly
ceum Committee represented the
college in the Concert Lecture
Series meeting.
Students Attend Chicago Assembly
Peggy Avent
Peggy Avent and Eula White
represented ECSC at the Eighth
National Student Assembly of
YMCA's and YWCA's, held at the
Conrad-Hilton Hotel Chicago, 111.,
December 27-January 2.
Over 1000 students were in
attendance, representing 200
colleges from across the country.
"Urbanization” was the theme
of the Assembly, but beyond this
broad focus, the delegates con
sidered "change” toward a truly
human urban civilization.
The opening address was de
livered by Dr. Robert Theobold,
who challenged the Assembly to
look at the kinds of questions
salient to a consideration of ur
banization. He stimulated the
Assembly to think about new'
structures which are an inevitable
part of the future.
Dr. Theobold’s address was
followed by four days of meetings
and trips out into the city.
Chicago leaders delivered
brief addresses on topics relating
to the theme. Speakers included
A1 Raby, Florence Scala, Dr.
Donald Hanson, State Senator
Paul Simon, State Representative
Anthony Scuriano and James Bevel.
Debate Clinic
Held on Campus
by Gloria Turner
The North Carolina, North
Eastern District, Debate Clinic,
was held on ECSC’s campus,
January 7, under the auspices
of the Lighthouse, Forum Com
Mr." T. S. Cooper served as
clinition for the clinic. His top
ics of discussion were "The
Structure of the Debate”, and
"Rules for Debating in the N. C.
High School Debating Society.”
Mr. E. Johnson, Supervisor
of Distrif-r "A”, P. W. Moore
High School, also attended the
The debaters will return in
the Spring for major debating.
Dr. W. E. Anderson, Dean of
the College represented it at
the meeting held for Deans and
personnel directly associated
with academic pursuits at a meet
ing in Raleigh.
The college and the AENCC
anticipate a successful and
fruitful experience as a result
of this newly formed organiza
tion. Enthusiasm and ideas are
running high in an effort to suc
ceed and provide better opportu
nity for the state’s young people.
Eula White
Each morning the Assembly
gadiered for worship, the theme
being "Man’s relationship to man
in the midst of urban society and
the discovery of God through
such relationship.”
Although some of the worship
experiences seemed a "far out,”
described the representatives,
they were creative expressions
of man’s need and desire to com
municate and relate to his fellow
man. "A Happening” was the
first day’s worship, followed by
a Jazz Worship Service, Prayers
and Music, and a teenage rock ’n
roll group, celebrating the Easter
The Prayers and Music were
conducted by the Rev. Malcolm
Boyd and Oscar Brown, Jr.
On the final dayof the Assem
bly, representatives were asked
to put down in prose, poetry or
any form of art, their visions of
the city. These "vision crea
tions" climaxed the week of
study and discussion and is the
foundation for a body of student
literature on the city.
Peggy and Eula stated, "it
was an experience long to be re
membered. We are sorry that more
students could not have had the
opportunity to share this wonder
ful experience.”
Organize Club
ilie many young men on our
campus who have completed their
military obligation with "Uncle
Sam” have organized themselves
into a body known as the Vet
erans Club.
The organ’ration numbers a-
bout 25 now and more members
are expected.
President of the group is
William Andrews; vice president,
Thomas Chavis; secretary, Kay
Dee Gibbs; treasurers^ I^chard
S. Copeland and Carl Turner;
and reporter and photographer,
Javon Brothers.
A constitution is being drawn
up. All goals and objectives have
not been stated as of yet; how
ever, it has been definitely de
cided that the organization will
be an annual contributor to the
campus scholarship fund.
The idea of setting up on the
ECSC campus an organization of
"ex-soldiers” was first conceived
last November.
Mr. Dale Henderson, retired
Army Colonel, and member of the
• social science faculty at the
college, is advisor to the group.

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