East Carolina Teachers College News, Vol. 1, No. 6, January 7, 1924

East Carolina Teachers College News

Published Twice A Month By East Carolina Teachers College VEntered as mooed class matter at Greenville, N. C.

Vol. 1, No. 6 Greenville, N. C. January 7, 1924


President Wright's New Year message to the students on the first morning of the new term was full of sound common sense advice. The day was dark and gloomy, but in commenting on the weather he said he thought it better than none. While he believes in all the year round resolutions, made as the need for them arises, New Year's day, however, is It good time for one to do no a merchant does; shut oneself off from the world, take stock, clear out the junk, check up mistakes, get an outlook for the year, then open the doors, let in the sun¬shine and air, and invite the customers in and give them the best one has in eta.. Some quotations from the talk are these: "Nothing in life is so bad that one cannot live through it, and one can enjoy life if he will" "No matter how hard a proposition is, it is testing the mettle in you." "Don't waste time re¬gretting the past, yesterday is gone and to-, morrow is not yet in your grasp; only now is yours."


Gladys Bateman, President of the Young Women's Christian Association, who went as a delegate to the ninth International convention of the Student Volunteer Movement for Fore-ign Missions, which was held in Indianapolis, Ind. from Dec. 28-Jan. 1 brings back an in-spiring report. The 6500 delegates gathered there from colleges and universities in the United States and Canada were working for the one common cause—World wide Evange¬lisation. Great speakers from all parts of the World were there, and one of such fame as Dr. Mott, Dr. Speer, and Dr. Eddy. After they had delivered platform addresses to the convention they held informal meetings, when delegates could have an opportunity to ask questions on the subjects that had been de¬livered. Printed daily bulletins and morning watch cards were given out each evening for the following dar. Ink the bulletin was the program for the day and information con¬cerning the discussion groups, interviews and all other announcements. On arrival, each delegate was given a handbook of information which was an excellent guide—not only to the meetings of the convention but to the city also.

The college is a vital part of the churches and Sunday Schools of the town. The stu¬dents attend the church of their choice. They are distributed as follows according to the statistics collected by the Y. W. C. A. Me¬thodists, 182; Baptists, 174; Presbyterians, 50; Christians 21; Episcopalians 15; Free Will Baptists, 8; Lutheran, 6; Quakers, 2; Catholics, 2.

Interesting letters have recently come from former members of the faculty. Miss Com¬fort who holds a business position in San Fran¬cisco, writes the interesting bits of news the Letter carries to her. Miss McGowan a critic teacher in the teachers college of Greeley, Colorado, says that the News Letter is a wel- come visitor.

Misses Goggin and Reeves, who are away on a leave of absence, find the letter as inter¬esting as a personal letter from a friend. Mr. A. M. Proctor, who taught in the college for several summers, has completed his work for his Doctor's Degree at Comumbia University, and is now Professor of Education at Trinity College.

Most of the faculty went to their homes or spent the holidays with relatives and friends. The Misses Scoville and Miss Gray, living too Far away to reach their homes, spent the holi¬days keeping house for Dr. and Mrs. Carr during their absence.

President Wright went to Baltimore and Philadelphia during the holidays on college business. His daughter and son, Pearl and Robert accompanied him.

Mr. Underwood was in Baltimore for several days.

Two new cars, a Star Sedan and a Ford coupe, enter the college with the New Year. The happy owners are Mrs. Grimes and Miss Mettle Scoville.

Several new students entered for the new term, taking the places of the few who dropped out or finding a place in town. These carry I the enrollment beyond 500.

President Wright recently spoke in Roanoke Rapids at a business men's banquet under the auspices of the City Schools.

Misses Lytle, Southall and Sharpe had a very enjoyable Southern trip during the bolt¬' days. An auto trip through Western Florida revealed the wonders of this region. Xmaa was spent in Havana, Cube. From here the boat trip across the Gulf to New Orleans, La., was taken, where several days were spent sight seeing. They returned via Atlanta and visited the Stone Mountain. They brought many interesting things from the tropics—much to the delight of the Model School fourth grade who are making a pro¬ject of this trip.


The girls taking sewing completed dresses at the close of the fall terra. Each girl had to make a dress designed by herself and made of cotton material. After the dresses were finished each girl wore her dress before the class and had the class criticise it as to suit¬ability to occasion, becomingness to girl's figure and coloring, judging the girl not only as to the workmanship on the dress, but also as to her selection of material and design. The first part of the term was spent on making underclothes with especial attention to workmanship, the teacher judging each step. In the dress problem each girl had to be her own judge as to workmanship and was graded by the teacher not only on her finished pro¬duct but on her judgment.


Ora Evans and Clara Dowdy stopped over for a visit on their return to Winston-Salem. Ora is supply teacher and office assistant in one of the schools. She has taught in every grade except the seventh. Clara teaches third grade in East Winston.

The following girls are members of the Winston-Salem alumnae association; Viola Dixon, Mamie Stokes, Melissa Hicks, Eva Bateman, Carrie Lee Bell, Ruth Brown, Clara' Dowdy, Ora Evans, Mabel Thomas, Mae Barker Myrtle Holt, In. White, Gladys Nelson, and Miss Britt.

Lelia Pritchard is doing excellent woe at G. C. W., Greensboro.

Eloise Redd, Fannie Bet Brown and Blanche Harris are teaching at Kernersville; Hilda

Jenrette, Currituck; Rosie Sewell, Moyock; Kate Griffin and Nonie Johnson, Knolls Is¬land; Mary Brock, Harbinger; Texile

Black Creek; Bettie Parker, Lillington; Carrie Mercer, Momeyer, Nash County; Gelene Ijames, Mocksville; Julia Vann, Wilson; Bettie Tun-stall, La Grange; Agnes Pegram, Hobgook Senia Frazier, Smyrna.

Mrs. John Mewborn, (Robbie Clouse Olds, has little daughter.

Mrs. Bailey Burgess (Wilma Burgess), Old Trap, has a little girl, Mary Idella.

Ruth Moore is now Mrs. Charles M. Johnson, 123 Park Avenue, Raleigh.

Emily Gayle, Ahoskie, is putting on a Library Drive. Already she has purchased Stoddard's Lectures and $100 worth of other good reading books. In addition to this amount $210 of the $300 goal has been attained. Emily gave the School a good encyclopedia as a personal gift. She is sponsor for one of the Literary Societies, and is coaching a play for presentation at an early date.

Mrs. R. H. Pope (Julia Gatling) Celebrated, her first wedding anniversary Jan. 6. She is living at Tillery.

Mrs. Ed. Marrow (Elizabeth Mercer), Farm¬ville, has moved to Tarboro.

Lela Carr Newman is studying at Peabody College, Nashville, Tenn.

Leah Cook, 301 E. Boulevard, Charlotte, writes, "I will certainly be there for com¬mencement. I will be in Summer School seat summer."

Irene White became Mrs. J. S. Meekins, March 28, 1923. She taught two years in Washington before going there to live. Mattis Paul is now Mrs. C. G. Armfield, Elkin.

Mrs. Ralph P. Code; (Hattie Weeks), 1002 Henry St. N. W. Roanoke, Va., spent Christ¬mas in Scotland Neck with her parents. Mary Weeks, Graham, was at home also.

Mrs. Sidney Law (Fannie Lee Spier); of Kinston, did her Christmas shopping at Rai

Mary Dunn is teaching at Severn. Ernestine Forbes, Greenville, has been visiting relatives in Tarboro recently.

Lillian Sugg and Mary Whitehurst, of Ham¬el, were visitors at the College, Jan 4.

Eloise Ellington is bookkeeper for W. A. Bowen, Greenville. She drives a very pretty sedan.

Mrs. 0. A. Daniel, (Carrie Manning), Oxford, R No. I, is a member of the Board of )hectors of the Granville County Farmer's Produce Exchange, and has 900 hens. She dm has two real boys to keep her busy. Carrie is planning to attend commencement. Marjorie Waite and Mary Outland are teach¬ng in Stanhope School, Springhope, R No. 1. Chia is the first school taught by Mr. Wright after his graduation from the University. Mrs. R. B. Johnson, (Thelma White), Ral

R 3, has three splendid children. She spent Christmas in Scotland Neck.

The Pitt County alumnae association met with Pattie S. Dowell at Teachers Dormitory, fan. 5. Plans were made for commence¬nent programs.

Mrs William Whitehurst (Willie Jackson) :pent the holidays in Greenville with her parents

East Carolina Teachers College News, Vol. 1, No. 6, January 7, 1924
East Carolina Teachers College News, January 7, 1924. Contains news on the activities of faculty, staff, and alumnae. The first article in this issue is a New Year message from College President, Robert Wright.
January 07, 1924
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