For Students and Alumni
STATE COLLEGE NEWSPAPER STAFF
Elizabeth City, N. C.
Members: Columbia Scholastic Press Association
EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Charlotte Riddick
ASSOCIATE EDITOR Jngrid East
Shirley Smith, Lillian Riggs
•Lyretta Eggleston, Jeroline White, Rosa Riddick
Flora Rooks, Moses Skinner, Thaxton Etheridge
in articles are not necessarily those of the
COMPASS or the College.
A Welcome P^pendability
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On behalf of the Compass
Staff, I extend to each of you a
most hearty welcome. We are
elated that you chose this as
youf alma mater.
We are hoping that you have
already adjusted to college life
and have obtained some school
spirit. You are now fellow Vik
ings. To prove this, show an
interest in our school by attend
ing the football games and
cheering for the squad.
Something has happened to
the school spirit and it is up
to you as freshmen students to
restore it. Already we can see
some evidence of your bubbling
spirits. Let’s show our team and
our school that we are interested
in what happens here and will
do everything we can to make
this year the best.
Charlotte A. Riddick, Editor
Do we as college students
anticipate reaching higher goals?
Are we aware of the fact that the
Lighthouse is an instrument to
help us achieve these goals?
The Lighthouse is our college
center on campus. We have a re
sponsibility for its care. It is
also a multipurpose building in
which extra-curricular activities
are presented. Are we aware of
what it is doing for us? If so, do
we always show our apprecia
tion? I trust that your answer is
The future of the Lighthouse
depends upon the way which we
as students use the facility. It
also depends upon the coopera
tion of the faculty and staff.
However, it is very important
that students play a major role
in taking good care of what has
been provided, so that more ed
ucational and recreational facili
ties can be added. We should
bring an end to the way we de
liberately dispose of ash trays
which have been provided for our
convenience, to the way we spoil
the furniture by careless smoking,
to the way we tear up the games,
by tossing them roughly on the
tables,'•to the way we spoil the
looks of the Lighthouse Canteen
by leaving bottles and trash on
the tables and use ash trays for
candy wrappers, chewing gum,
If each of us will serve on a
'committee of one’ to see that
these things are not done, the
Lighthouse will be a better
place in which we may spend our
leisure time, and proudly bring
our visitors and friends.
How dependable are you?
Stop for just one moment and
analyze yourself. Are you one of
those persons who says, *'I
will”, but never do? Do you keep
people waiting for you after hav
ing made an appointment with
them? Are you late returning
items you have borrowed? Do
you leave the responsibility to
your classmate to do the pro
ject alone, then expect half the
credit? Do you neglect attending
meetings and paying dues?
All of these questions may
seem trifling to you, but it is the
trifles that count. Once O. S.
Marden said, "One of the great
est lives are made up of trifles.
Emergencies, great things, occur
rarely in our lives. It is the
steady stream of little things,
trifles, unimportant events, ex
periences so small as scarcely
to leave a trace behind, which
make up the sum total of life.”
With this thought in mind why
not resolve to be more depend
able? After all it rakes only a
little more effort.
From M G A
I am indeed pleased to ex
tend my warmest personal wel
come and the greetings of the
Men’s Government Association
of Elizabeth City State College
to the members of the freshman
Thus we begin a new year.
It is my hope that you will ex
cel in excellence this year and
in your succeeding years at
Elizabeth City State College,
and that you will work diligently
to provide all the essentials
necessary to make your stay
here an experience long to re
Please accept my warmest
wishes for a very enjoyable,
successful and.^roductive school
Leroy Douglas, President
Men’s Government Association
FRANK D. LAWRENCE STADIUM
It is my pleasure, as Presi
dent of the Women’s Government
Association, to extend to you,
warm and sincere words of wel
come to our college family. You
are now fellow Vikings and will
enjoy all the privileges and
pleasures reserved especially
for the Elizabeth City State
At the present, I am sure you
are in the process of adjusting
to college living which is an
entirely different situation, com
pared to the daily routine youy
were accustomed to before arriv
ing here on campus. In the event
that you have problems adjust
ing, please do not fail to come
to the Women’s Government As
sociation for assistance, be
cause we are here to aid you.
I am quite sure that after this
brief period of orientation is
over, you will feel that you can
tackle any problem you are faced
with, be it social, academic or
I am wholeheartedly looking
forward to seeing all of you sup
port our Alma Mater through your
leadership and participation in
So, again fellow Vikings, I
say welcome and, please, make
your family and friends at home
proud of you by making your
freshman year and the years to
come here at Elizabeth City
State College, successful ones.
The Lighthouse College Cen
ter welcomes each of you to its
new facility. The Lighthouse
College Center is **your living
room.** We. invite you to use it
to your advantage whenever nec
We feel that you are already
a major part of its activities and
we encourage you to join one of
the five committees in the Light
house, thus providing for the
improvement of the entire pro
Again, we greet you and hope
that this year is most success
ful and that the Lighthouse will
make it that way.
Celestine Ashe, President
Lighthouse College Center
Pride is more costly than any
He is the richest who has found
To keep your mind clean, change
it once in a while.
If you are always right, you’re a
What is wisdom? Only the desire
to pursue it.
Mrs. Mary Summers of New
Bern died June 19. She was the
mother of Mercedes Summers.
Funeral Services were held on
Physical Education Major, was
killed in a car accident Sept.
14. He was from Robersonville.
Each issue of the Compass will
publish information about groduotes
in this column. Members of the
alumni are invited to submit infor-
motion about what they ore doing
and where, to the Office of Informo-
tion Box 238, Eliiobeth City State
PEGGY AVENT HARRIS '67, Bu
siness Education Major, is em
ployed as a Secretary for MCDA,
Branch of Human Resources Ad
ministration, New York City.
CAROLYN BROWN '67, Elemen
tary Education Major is teaching
at the H. Russell Swift School in
Pleasantsville, New Jersey.
GROVER EURE '67, Industrial
Arts Major is teaching at the
Deep Creek Junior High School,
GEORGE MORGAN '67, Health
and Physical Education Major,
is employed as a Physical Edu
cation Co-ordinator for Elemen
tary Schools in Surry, Virginia.
by Charles Singleton,
Student Government President
The major aim of our Student
Government Association at Eliz
abeth City State College will be
to develop a high spirit of co
operation on campus among the
Administration, staff, faculty,
and student body. We will try to
encourage more student partici
pation and initiative. However,
on a much higher level, the Stu
dent Government for 1967-68 will
work toward a better College
community relationship. We plan
to have more activities that the
College community can attend.
The new administration of the
Student Government of ECSC has
worked out some of the means by
which the Student Government
will function this year. Several
additions have been made in
terms of committees. The pur
pose of these new committees
are to have more representatives
of the student body such that the
students can have more voice
and be more aut horatative in
issues that concern the College
family. A few of the new sub
committees are, the Student Gov
ernment Advisory League, Stu
dent Government President’s
Conference Committee, and
School Morale Committee. These
committees along with" 15 others
will have over 215 students par
ticipating. This type of student
representation and participation
will contribute to more "Student
Fellow Vikings 1 welcome you
back to our college and remind
you that "together we WILL
Way It Is
by Moses A. Skinner
The many things you see,
The many things you hear.
You must’nt believe to be.
You really should begin to fear.
You should be afraid of the man.
The one who will always say.
Go ahead you know you can,
And so merrily goes on his way.
If you need a crutch to lean.
Then go, have the way
But don’t think it’ll be as it seem.
For you might be just getting
off your knees.
DIANE MANLEY '67, Elementary
Education Major is teaching at
Flower Street School in Berlin,
GODFREY EASON '67, Business
Education Major, is employed as
an administrator for the Depart
ment of Welfare, New York City.
BARBARA 0. FEARING '67,
English Major, is studying for
her Masters Degree at Temple
University, Philadelphia, Penn
MARVIN SPAULDING '67, Ele-
mentary Education Major, is
teaching at Crestview Elemen
tary School, Clarksville, Virginia.
JOYCELYN BERRY ROBINSON
'67, Business Education Major,
is teaching at P. W. Moore in
Ingrid Y. East,
In a letter to our 1967-68
Freshman class, I welcomed them
to our Alma Mater, and to a new
"episode” in life. Through their
admission to Elizabeth City State
College, the class of 1971 has
started writing the chapter entit
led, "My Viking Years”. Al
though our Freshmen have just
begun to write, there are those
of us who have been writing 1,
2, and 3 years. Are these good,
fair, or poor chapters? Whether
they are or not, it is time for
each Viking to decide upon the
quality of his 1967-68 chapter.
Here are four tools which if
utilized to their fullest may get
any Viking Who’s Who in Ameri
can Universities and Colleges,
or a Dean’s List or Honor Roll
certificate, or membership in
Alpha Kappa Mu, position as co
captain of the Viking football
squad, or President of the Stu
dent Government Association, or
star in a C^ollege Players Pro
duction, or perhaps even Bearer
of the Mace.
The first tool is an open mind.
This is the ability to realize a
situation and weigh its com
ponents fairly without bias or
prejudice. Secondly, vigor is
necessary. College life, as our
late Dean William H. Anderson
said, "is a twenty-four houi
job”. A student uses a lot ol
energy during the Viking years.
When that vigor is depleted, his
determination, the third factor,
takes control. It is hard to over
look the fact that determination
is a necessary factor in all en
deavors. In becoming an "ex
cellent” Viking, determination
is a necessity. Are you willing
to sacrifice a meal, or even the
Thursday night campus movie to
get ahead in an assignment, or
to help your department decoratc
a float? Both take a willing
heart. A person who does not
avoid or despise work, hardship,
or responsibility will score well.
My wish for the 1967-68 col
lege year is that we will develop
more pride in our College be
cause we give so much of our
selves to its greatness. A better
State College means a better