North Carolina Newspapers

The Year
of Pizazz
(ACP) —1966 was a year of
schizophrenia with pizazz, ac
cording to die University of Kan
sas Daily Kansan.
It was the year that launched
the Yellow Submarine, the Kan
san noted, then almost sank
John Lennon.
It was the year skirts went up
and hair came down. Men cheered
the change, even if it meant girls
had to roll two feet of hair on
soup cans. Tom the Peeper never
had it so good when girls tried
to sit down in their thigh-high
mini-skirts. Modesty died an
awkward death.
And it was the year topless
clubs spread coast to coast, but
one club, apparently unsure that
the body was really all that
beautiful, asked patrons to sign
a statement saying their morals
weren’t being corrupted.
In passing, it was a good
year if you weren’t 1-A, afraid
of becoming 1-A, or in Vietnam.
The emphasis was on youth, and
adults responded. Sometimes
this response caused a few lif
ted eyebrows, however.
Justice William O. Oougias
married a 23"ycar-old college co
ed, Cathleen Heffeman, and Coa-
gressional tongues wagged.
Frank Sinatra married that 21-
year-old Peyton Place kid and
got a few sly winks. The old
sters were acting like youngsters.
London mods, short on money
but rich in imagination, discov
ered secondhand stores and the
Salvation Army look. Girls looked
like soldiers or sailors or pieces
of high-fashion tinfoil. Shiny
silver dresses and accessories
became a New York rage, and
women wore enough metal to
make the U. S.Treasury envious.
Folk music went underground,
and a new, homogenized sound-
folk rock—rose to the surface.
Enter musical groups with bi
zarre names and bizarre but of
ten beautiful sounds, like the
Mamas and Papas, Simon and
So for 12 months it went —
a very fine madness and a kicky
kind of year.
Decrease and
Increase In
Student Teachers
Statistics show that there was
a slight decrease in the number
of student teachers on the field
for the fall semester. Place
ment of students in the various
cooperating schools totaled 43.
Last year’s fall semester report
totaled 67.
Twenty-four were placed in
elementary schools and 19 in
secondary schools.
There are 106 students going
on the field for the second se
mester, a number which shows
an increase of only 3 ^over last
year’s second semester total
of 103- by (jeorge Morgan
cont'd from page 1
this m mind, he sou^t to obtain
knowledge from many of our col
leges. He has received from
Hampton Institute, a Bachelor of
Science degree; from Columbia
■University, a Master of Arts de
gree; from Virginia Union Uni
versity, a Bachelor of Arts de
gree in Social Science; and irom
Roosevelt University, a Master
of Arts degree. In addition, Mr.
Cooper holds a Doctor’s degree
in preventive medicine.
Many people of later genera
tions are inspired by several
individuals of Mr. Cooper’s
character and are encouraged to
go into the field of education.
Thomas Cooper is the proud fa
ther of two sons who have taken
up his armor to prevent illiteracy
in the coming adult generation.
Mr. Russell Settle Cooper is the
present principal of Beaufort
County High School, although he
has been the principal of T. S.
Cooper High School, which is
located in Sunbury and is na^ed
for our subject. Mr. Henry D’Hart
Cooper is the present principal
of Robert L. Vann High School,
located in Ahoskie.
Although Mr. Cooper is retired
and his nain interest lies in the
welfare of our young people, he
enjoys the activities of the soc
ial clubs to which he belongs.
He is a member of the Masons,
the Odd Fellows and the Knights
of Pythius.
As one of our eminent alumni,
Mr. Cooper has rendered loyal
service to us and he has been a
member of our Board of Trustees.
He has been three times , presi
dent of the Alumni Association.
Last year he was honored to
have been asked by Dr. Samuel
Duncan, president of Livingstone
College, to write a book on the
North Carolina State Teachers
Association. On December 11,
1966 he was recipient of a Cita
tion from his alma mater; Dr.
Harold L. Trigg, our third presi
dent, made the presentation.
Thomas Cooper found pleas
ure in teaching veterans of the
Korean and Second World Wars.
He taught them everything he
knew and every bit of knowledge
that he could acquire in the field
of vocational agriculture. He
taught in this field for "leven
years after his retirement.
I found it quite interesting
to know that the young Negro de
linquents of our section were
the major concern df the Negro
Local Christian Educational
Congress of Elizabeth City,
(1908), of which Mr. Cooper was
secretary. This group had high
hopes of establishing a reforma
tory to prevent delinquents from
going to the penitentiary.
During the short interview
that I had with Mr. Thomas Settle
Cooper, I felt the warmth and joy
that was projected through his
conversation as he sat in his
rocking chair and answered mod-
A Salute
and Best
Now Young People
Pay for the Privilege
of Working
New York, January —In an
age of affluence and idealism.
Periodically, the COMP ASS ! h; school and college students
staff (and its advisors, too) likes
It’s up to YOU
Evelyn Johnson, Director
12 inch L P Records
ORDER ..NO W!(i^ you have not)
Patrons: $4.00
Regular: $3.00
Address: Music Department
Elizabeth City State College
Elizabeth City, N. C. 27909
to take time for giving credit to
those who have helped greatly
in its operation.
Anna McClean Bluford is one
such person.
Mrs. Bluford, now Program
Director of our Lighthouse, was
I Public Information Assistant
\ until this school year and divided
j her busy hours between her duties
I and official and unofficial gui-
' dance, encouragement and super-
j vision of student newspaper per-
; sonnel and activities.
"Publications” - a room in
Moore Hall but more accurately
i a group of people with a certain
I state of mind-was always lighted
! up when Mrs. Bluford arrived and
I seemed a little less bright when
i she left for the day.
are now paying for the privilege
of spending their summer vaca
tions at hard work in exchange
for the chance to "stretch the
mind or move the imagination,’’
McCall’s magazine disclosed
A task force of three editors —
Christine Sadler, Lynda Bird
Johnson and Jill Spiller—reported
in the magazine’s current issue,
just released, that "some people
are willing to spend a little mon
ey in return for a more meaning
ful summer.”
Their nationwide survey of
summer openings showed that
students must apply immediately
volunteers "helped half a mil.
lion preschool children by taking
them on outings, reading to thea
and giving them instruction ii
arts and crafts,” the youth panel
"There was a time, not too
long ago, when a summer job was
seldom anything very special”
McCall’s said. "You earned whai
you could as a waitress, a clerk
a baby-sitter. Beyond that, there
was little a high-school or col
lege girl could do that would
stretch the mind or move the in.
agination. That was before young
women in America had their crea
tive spirit awakened.”
"If earning a certain number
of dollars a week is no longer
invariably a criterion, then a
multitude of fresh possibilities
— and pay about $1,000 each —
for the 250 jobs offered by "Op-: come into view," said the article,
eration Crossroads Africa.” For ; Among the "jobs you pay for"
their money, the young people listed in McCall’s were slum rt-
get to use their talents at work habilitation in New Windsor, Md.,
camps throughout Africa and re- ■ Mexico City and Cyprus; commun-
ceive, in return, "s e m i n a r s, j ityservice tutoring sponsored
study tours and experience in 1 hy the Methodist Church; Luther
the life of the continent’s rural  League Work Camps in the U. S.
areas.” ■ and Honduras, remodeling a church
"Last summer, more than 25, ; ^ rural Missouri, building a tec-
000 high school and college stu- reation center on an Indian res-
dents” went to work under a pro- ! ervation or installing showers in
gram that did not pay anything — ' a school in a depressed area of
^ Operation Head Start, part of the Kentucky.
War on Poverty. The youthful
She was. and is, personable,
warm in her dealings with others,
honest towards everyone, fair in
her judgements and in short a
delightful person.
As much as we regretted see
ing her leave Publications, we
knew that our Lighthouse would
gain immensely with her becoming
a part of its dedicated staff. And
we can always go and see he
Dr. Carl Franklin called her
"Kilgallen.” We see her as an
embodiment of the true spirit
of ECSC. I •• Boone took his So- { which cost the State ot Norm
And so, Mrs. Bluford, we wish | cial Psychology class on an ed- I Carolina J6,000,000. They walk-
you many years of success and “‘national tour of Raleigh
happiness in the Lighthouse; but
we still wish you were back here
Social Psychology is Held on a Tour
with us.
Good luck and come visit!
estly the many questions that I
asked. I could clearly see that
although this man had worked
very diligently to give young
people opfKjrtunities that he was
not priviledged to have at their
ages, he radiated a self-satis-
faction of having done his very
best and could now enjoy the
fruits of his labor. 1 know that
anyone who has met our Mr. Coo
per, would undoubtedly agree
with me when I say that even
diou^ he is a man now 90 years
old, he is as jolly and as lively
as anyone many, many years
vouneer. As we ended our inter
view, I truly hated to leave Mr.
Cooper, for I was very enthused
and inspired by his pleasing
character and his great accom
plishments. Yes, I could have
remained with Mr. Cooper many
hours longer to listen to his in
teresting experiences during the
course of his life.
ucational tour of Raleigh and
Durham recently.
Raleigh was the group’s first
stop. Starting the schedule with
breakfast at Shaw University,
the class met Dean K. V. Cheek,
academic dean of the college.
Proceeding to the State Capital,
the Honorable Thad Eure spoke
to the class in his official
After seeing the Governor’s
chambers, the class walked to
the new Legislative Building
open To
is sponsoring a J2000 poetry
contest, open to all poets.
The first four grand prize
winners will have their own book
of poetry edited and published
by the JTC F’ublishing Company,
while every entrant will receive
an anthology of the top ICC prize
winning poems.
Write for details:
Poetry Contest, Box 314
West Sacramento,
California 95691
ed through the Garden Courts,
Senate Chamber and House
For many of the members of
the class, the stop at Nonh
Carolina State University was
their first occasion to visit
Next, Captain Hocutt directed
the class over the confines of
the Women’s Correctional Insti
tution in Raleigh. While viewing
the setting, the class asked
Stops in Durham were the
second part of the tour. Dt.
Boone’s Social Psycholog)’
class toured the North Carolina
Mutual Life Insurance Company’s
new building.
Leaving North Carolina Mu
tual, the Social Psychology
Class got a chance to visit the
The visit in Durham ended
back to Raleigh. Culminating the
tour day the class had dinner at
S&W Restaurant in Raleigh.
By Ingrid Y. East
Let us know what
YOU are doing!
Volume 28 No. 5 January, 1967
Elizabeth City State College
Elizabeth City, North Carolina 27909
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