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    Howard U. President Will
Speak At Vesper Sunday
Miss Mattiwilda Dobbs
Dr. Mordecai W. Johnson
Mattiwilda Dobbs To
Sing In Concert Here
Opening second quarter ly-
ceum series at NCC, February
18, is the noted soprano, Matti
wilda Dobbs, who will appear in
concert in the B. N. Duke audi
The internationally famous
artist will present a program of
German lieder, French, Chinese,
Spanish and American songs,
and a group of Negro Spirituals.
She is well known both for her
wide range in programing and
her artistic excellence.
A native of Atlanta, Georgia,
Miss Dobbs received her formal
training at Spelman College and
under voice teachers in Atlanta
and New York. She studied for
four years under Lotte Leonard,
once famous operatic and con
cert singer, in New York.
Her career has been marked
by many distinctions, including
singing the title role in Stravin
sky’s “Le Rossignol” at the Hol
land Festival and under the
composer’s direction. She has
won the Marian Anderson Scho
larship, a schQlarshir), for ?
year s study at the Mannes Mu
sic School in New York, a scho
larship to the Bershire Music
Centre, and a John Hay Whitney
Fellowship. While in Europe on
the Wlutney grant. Miss Dobbs
studied under Pierre Bernac
and Lola Rodriguez Arajon in
Critics’ Praise
When Miss Dobbs sang at the
Hague in Holland, a critic com
mented, “A jewel of
exquisite soprano..a pure mu
sician an artist of training and a
joy for the ear.”
La Tribune De Beneve in
Switzerland said, “Mattiwilda
Dobbs, with much spontaneity,
affirms herself as an artist mar
vellously endowed.” A Wash
ington Times-Herald reviewer
said, “ . . . the girl has pheno-
mental voice. She is a natural
coloratura, but is endowed with
a warmer and more sympathetic
quality than coloraturas com
monly possess . .
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DURHAM, N. C., JANUARY 30, 1954
PRICE: 15c
Frosh Variety
Show Slated
The freshman class at N. C.
College is presenting a variety
show and queen contest in B.
N. Duke Auditorium Thursday
evening, February 11, to benefit
the college’s scholarship fund.
The variety show has been
labeled “Toast of the Town”.
Henry Fair, Washington, N. C,
president of the Freshman class
and F. D. 'P,t:ssell, N.C.C; couri-
selor and class adviser, are in
charge of planning for the event.
Competitors in the Queen’s
contest are being selected among
contestants representing various
months of the year in which
their birth dates fall.
Contestants by months are as
follows: January: Yvonne
Thorpe, Lynchburg, Va.; Feb
ruary: Bunnie Gooch, Durham;
March: Rose Currin, Oxford;
April: Evelyn Clapp, Scotland
Neck; May: Ellen Dorsey,
Washington, D. C.; June: Thel-
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Appearance Of Six Outstanding
Women To Highliglit Celebration
Six of America’s outstanding
women will participate in North
Carolina College’s Fifth Annual
Co-ed Week-end here on Satur
day and Sunday, February 13
and 14.
Dorothea Towles
be impossible to replace Mc-
The program is being sponsor
ed by the Women’s Aisembly
which will hold a job opportimi-
ties clinic as part of Saturday’s
opening activities.
Six Americans
A second part of the annual
weekend on Sunday, February
14 will honor outstanding North
Carolina College women. Women
who will participate on a sym
posium starting at 10:45 a. m.
Saturday in Duke Auditorium
are: Mrs. Ruth Whitehead
Whaley, Secretary Board of
Estimates, New York City; Mrs.
Anna Arnold Hedgman, Assist
ant to the Mayor of New York
City; Mrs. Ellen Dammon, Per
sonnel Director, B. Altman Com
pany, New York, N. Y.; Miss
Dorothea Towles, internationally
known model and designer; Miss
Lois Towles the famed concert
pianist; and Miss Ethel Payne,
Chief of the Washington, D. C.
office of the Chicago Defender.
The symposium will discuss
“The Expanding Frontiers for
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NCC To Honor
Fathers In Feb.
The fathers of North Carolina
College’s students will be honor
ed here Friday, Saturday, and
Sunday, February 5, 6 and 7.
This Second Annual Fathers
Weekend is being sponsored by
the Men’s Assembly Steering
Conamittee and the Men’s Dor
mitory Council.
Fathers Invited
Fathers or male guardians of
all the college’s students are in
vited to the three day program.
Registration will begin on Fri
day, February 5 at 2:00 p.m. in
Chidley Hall. The visitors will
be guests at the North Carolina
College-West Virginia State Col
lege basketball game at 8 p.m.
Friday evening. A reception
party will begin at 10:15 p.m.
Campus 'I'our
Saturday’s events will be
highlighted by a tour of the
campus, a North Carolina Col
lege-made motion picture, “Dear
Mom”, and a six o’clock ban
quet. The visitors will again be
the col^ge's guests at tljie bas-i
S'f+baii %amd at'8 o’clock Sat.
night when N.C.C. meets Mor
gan State College. Another par
ty is scheduled to begin at 10:15
Morning and afternoon reli
gious services, a period of in
formal visiting, and a 4:30 ves
per program round out activities
for Sunday. The vesper services
will be held in B. N. Duke Audi-
Many To Hear Mordecai Johnson
Dr. Mordecai W. Johnson,
world famous lecturer and edu
cator, will speak at vesper ser
vices, Simday at 4:30 in the B.
N. Duke Auditorium.
The renown president of
Howard University is making
his second appearance in Dur
ham this school year. He spoke
Adult Education
Program Active
Work is already in progress
on the adult education program
for which the Ford Foundation
awarded the NCC library a grant
of $5,000.
According to Dr. Benjamin
Smith, librarian, the North!
Carolina College faculty will j
conduct a project in “fact ga- i
thering, interpretation, and com- i
munication of these facts and I
their meanings” with a view to
ward helping the Negro find |
his place in the rapidly evolving ,
pattern of the south. ;
Among specific problems to |
be dealt with are “The Negro
Child in the social order of the ,
South,” “Effect of minority sta-.
tus on the, personality develop- '
n-.r.nt oi the Jtegro child ’, Fam
ily life, health, education, reli
gion and recreation of the Negro
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early in the fall at the St. Joseph
Methodist Church before a pack
ed house. He was awarded the
Spingarn Medal in 1929.
President of Howard since
1926, Dr. Johnson has traveled
and lectured throughout the
world on education, economics,
history and religion. He always
speaks before over flowing au
diences wherever he appears.
He is a graduate of More-
house College and the Univer
sity of Chicago. He received the ■
bachelor of divinity degree from
Rochester Theological Seminary
and the STM from Harvard
University. He has received
honorary degrees from several
universities, including Howard
and Gammon Theological Semi
The dynamic .spokesman for'
equal rights for Negroes was
born in Tennessee in 1890. In
addition to his work as presi
dent of the largest institution fcr
higher learning among Negroes
in the world, he has served on
commissions for study and re
view of condi.tiop,;, in.
commis3ion on education n
Haiti, the advisory council ox
NYA, and the National Advisory
Council on Education.
Health Director
Takes New Post
Miss Jeanette Jackson, ori
ginally of Newark, New Jersey,
and recently Director of Public
Health Nursing at North Caro
lina College, resigned that post
on January 1, to accept a po
sition in the United States Pub
lic Health Service, Division of
International Mercy. Miss Jack
son had been with the NCC
health service for nearly fifteen
The new appointment is the
direct result of Miss Jackson’s
superior rating on a competitive
examination. She will earn a
salary and allowances in excess
of $12,000.
After a brief orientation pe
riod in Washington, D. C., Miss
Jackson will fly immdiately to
Monrovia, Liberia where she
will be responsible for setting
up a program of Public Health.
The program will include train
ing of Public Health Nurses as
well as nursing duties in the
rural areas of Liberia.
Wide Experience
In addition to her work in the
NCC Health Department, Mis?
Jackson has worked in Wash
ington, D. C., Newark, Ne^v Jer
sey, and Orange, New Jersey.
W. Williams and S. McNeill enjoy first snow

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