North Carolina Newspapers

    Published b\ Elizabeth City State College for Students and Alumni
VOLUME 28
ELIZABETH CITY, N. C. MAY, 1967
NUMBER 7
"Artistic Life Best and Most
Humane/' Says Allen Gilbert
Keynote speaker at the open
ing of the 1967 Fine Arts Festi
val Dr. Allan H. Gilbert, feels
that "the artistic life is the best
and most humane life.”
The 79-year old professor
emeritus of Duke University sug
gested to his audience that one
can best carry on his work if his
surroundings are such to stimu
late it. He showed his audience
slides of his room at Drew Uni
versity where he has many pieces
of art which as he put it, "must
be things which one really likes”
in order to "stimulate” one’s
work.
Dr. Gilbert has in his room,
chairs, rugs, pictures, and other
items from various historical
periods. Many items belonged to
great personalities of the literary
wor Id.
The professor emeritus was
recently decorated as a Knight
in the Order of Merit by the
Italian Republic. The Consul
General of Italy, presenting the
medal to Dr. Gilbert, praised him
"for spending your life to create
Dr. Sutton Elected
to IDC Board
of Directors
Dr. Louise N. Sutton, profes
sor of mathematics and chairman
of the departments of Physical
Sciences and Mathematics was
elected recently to a one-year
term on the Board of Directors
of the Perquimans County Indus
trial Development Corporation.
Dr. Sutton, who joined the
ECSC faculty in 1962 is a native
of Perquimans County and is
also a member of the Perquimans
County Good Neighbor Council.
Last May, she was one of five
delegates elected to the State
Democratic Convention by the
Perquimans County Democratic
Convention.
Dr. Sutton is listed in ^11
editions of Who's Who of Ameri
can Women, Dictionary of Inter
national Biography and North
Carolina Lives. She submitted
biographical data for inclusion
in the next edition of Who’s Who
in the South and Southwest and
also Men of Sc ience.
a love between Italy and the
United States.” He, who has
taught English Literature through
out his career (which goes back
to the early part of this century),
has been described as a man who
is "strong as a blacksmith.”
Dr. Gilbert, who is an au
thority in the field of literary
criticism, has been honored for
his numerous writings on signifi
cant Italian authors, including
10 books about Italian greats as
Dante Alighieri and Niccolo
Machiavelli.
Interestingly, he keeps in
good physical condition by run
ning around the block of hiS'
Greenwich Village home, daily.
One jaunt, especially, attracted
police attention. He jovially told
newsmen, "I run against the traf
fic so that I can see my death
coming at me. But this one morn
ing, I noticed the headlights
coming from behind. It was the
police. They thought I had taken
something, but they know me
now.”
DONATES HIS WORKS
Clarence Thomas
Clarence Thomas, graduating
Art major, has donated 7 of his
pieces of art to the Lighthouse
Fraternity Pledges
First Negro
(ACP)--A Negro was pledged
into the previously all-white fra
ternity system of Davidson Col
lege, Davidson,,N. C., recently,
the Davidsonian reports.
The Negro, a. freshman, was
one of 189 students pledging
into the college’s 12 fraternities.
His poedging climaxed a series
of changes in both outlook and
policy in the Davidsonian system,
whose first chapter was estab
lished just prior to the Civil War.
In April, 1965, the college’s
board of trustees called for the
abolition of any existing dis
crimination clauses in the chart
ers of local chapters. The action,
followed by about three months
similar action at the University
of North Carolina, Chapel Hill,
the first school in the state to
drop discriminatory barriers.
The edict went into effect
last September. Since then 10|
chapters have fulfilled the re
quirements, and the other two
have been granted waivers to bid
Negroes by their national offices,
which still maintain "white
clauses.”
Announcement of Director
of Summer Session
Mr. Thomas E. Carter, Assis
tant Dean of the College, has
been appointed DIRECTOR OF
THE SUMMER SESSION. All in
quiries, applications and busi
ness related to the summer ses
sion should be forwarded to Dean
Carter in his office in the New
(Cont'cl on page 4)
Among “Programs of Excellence”
Booster Program Boosted
The ECSC Pre-College Boost-
College Center.The gift includes er Study Program conducted du-
4 paintings and 3 busts.
The busts are; “Bust of a
Slave”, "Bust of Today’s
Negro”, and "Bust of Lincoln”.
The paintings on wood include
"Sea Scape”, "Still Life With
Fruit”, "Flower Vase II”.
All of the compositions are
recent ones except "Bust of
Lincoln”, which has been dis
played several times. The others
were displayed during the Senior
Art Exhibit.
Thomas is a native of
Ahoskie, N. C.
Singleton Elected Prexey
€
rknrloc >inaleton Health and Physical Education Major from
Summerville, S. C., has been elected Student Body President foj.
1967-68 School year. The abovo photo shov/s Singleton with ECSC
coeds in a pose of "confidence" as he faces the coming year.
ring the summets of 1965 and
1966 has been recognized by the
American Association of Col
leges for Teacher Education
(AACTE) among its citations of
"Programs of Excellence.”
Mrs. Mary Ann W. Franklin,
Associate Professor of Physical
Science, was director of the
programs.
"I am very happy that the in
stitution, through this program,
has gained 'positive’ recog
nition,” Professor Franklin said.
She praised President Walter N.
Ridley for his "foresight and ef
forts in initiating and implement
ing the opportunity for the pro
gram.”
"There are any number of stu
dents among this group (Boost
ers) who might not have entered
college in either 1965 or 1966
had they not reaped the benefits
of the special offerings in the
Program,” she said.
C itation Details
Our Booster Program was one
of 68 instructional programs rec
ognized by AACTE. Elizabeth
City State thus joined with, for
example, Arizona State, Cali
fornia State (Los Angeles), The
Church College of Hawaii, Cor
nell, Florida State, George Wash
ington U, Indiana, North Carolina
College (Durham), Rider College
(N. J.), Savannah State, Univer
sity of Connecticut, UCLA, Wis
consin State U, etc., in pro-
Legislator Twice Denied
Seat, Addresses ECSC
by Charlotte Riddick
what can be spent on the home-
front.
Bond was elected to the
Georgia House in 1965, but was
not allowed to take his seat be
cause of a Vietnam policy state
ment drafted by his Student Non
violent Coordinating Committee
which he helped found. He won
a special election called later,
but was not seated until January
of this year, following a ruling
by the United States Supreme
Court which affirmed his right
to express an opinion.
Bond, now the father of three
children, is ineligible for the
draft, but said he would not serve
in Vietnam regardless. He back
ed Cassius Clay’s refusal to
serve in the Army and supported
Martin Luther King’s proposal
to demonstrate against the United
States’ involvement in Vietnam.
He also believes that the
draft should be abolished be
cause it is unconstitutional and
violates the 13th amendment,
which says, "there should be no
involuntary servitude.” He feels
that the draft also discriminates
against men because women are
not effected. "There is no rea
son why women should not Be
drafted,” he said.
Bond told the students they
should study their past and be
proud of being Negroes and stand
up and take their place in so
ciety. And, in politics they
should look at every political
issue as to how it will affect
Negroes. He urged the students
to take an active part in the
civil rights movement because
"nothing can be accomplished
until young people become in
volved.”
Julian Bond
Julian Bond, the Negro who
was denied his seat by the
Georgia House of Representatives
for his stand against the Vietnam
War, was the guest speaker for
Women’s Week-end at Elizabeth
City State College.
"We should get out of Viet
nam,” Bond said. "We should not
have been there at all. Congress
should declare a victory and
withdraw all troops except, those
engaged in technical aid.”
The legislator said in a dis
cussion in the Lighthouse Col
lege Center that the war in Viet
nam is not specifically a Negro
problem, although the money
being spent there diminishes
moting and maintaining learning
situations of superior calibre.
The Association’s booklet an
nouncing recognition for ECSC
and the other institutions, en
titled Excellence in Teacher
Education (for 1967), thus des
cribed the ECSC Booster Pro
gram:
"To develop improved 'attitudes
regarding academic work and to
improve many personality traits
and characteristics on the part
of students in economically de
pressed areas and from disadvan
taged social economic circum
stances, Elizabeth City State
College conducted the Pre-Col
lege Booster Study Program. In
this program, recent high school
graduates were selected to par
ticipate in a work-study program
of nine weeks duration. They
studied to improve their know
ledge in tw'o basic subjects:
mathematics and English. Their
desire to pursue higher education
was essential to their acceptance
in the program. Nearly all of the
participants enrolled in college
in the fall.”
Stat istics
During the first Booster Pro
gram (June 11 -August 13, 1965),
33 men and 72 women were en
rolled, including eight persons
from out of state (Virginia and
District of Columbia).
The 1966 Program (June 10-
August 12) had a total of 70 en-
rollees, including those partici
pating July 1-August 12. There
(Cont’d on page 6)
Female Succeeds Female
As Compass Editor
r
1
Charlotte Riddick
Charlotte Riddick, sophomore
Business Education major, suc
ceeds Barbara Fearing as editor-
in-chief of THE COMPASS for
the 1967-68 school year.
Charlotte is a native of Hamp
ton, Va. and a graduate of Phenix
High School. During this year she
served as treasurer of the stu
dent newspaper staff and has
been a member of the organiza
tion since she entered the insti
tution.
Ingrid East, “Miss ECSC”-
elect will serve again in the
coming year as associate editor
of THE COMPASS. Jeroline White
has been elected secretary and
Flora Rooks as treasurer.
For the second time all offi-:
cers of the staff are ladies.
    

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