East Carolina Teachers College News
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Vol. 1, No. 6 Greenville, N. C. January 7, 1924PRESIDENT WRIGHT'S NEW YEARMESSAGE
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."INDIANAPOLIS MEETING
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
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
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.JUDGING IN THE SEWING CLASS
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.ALUMNAE NEWS
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.,
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,
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
Mrs. Bailey Burgess (Wilma Burgess), Old Trap, has a
little girl, Mary Idella.
Ruth Moore is now Mrs. Charles M. Johnson, 123 Park
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,
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
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
R 3, has three splendid children. She spent Christmas in
The Pitt County alumnae association met with Pattie S.
Dowell at Teachers Dormitory, fan. 5. Plans were made for
Mrs William Whitehurst (Willie Jackson) :pent the
holidays in Greenville with her parents