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The Tecoan 1926

Date: 1926 | Identifier: 50-01-1926
1926 Tecoan, yearbook of East Carolina Teachers College. The Tecoan, the first yearbook published by the students of East Carolina Teachers College, debuted in 1923. The name of the yearbook changed to the Buccaneer in 1953. The Buccaneer was published until 1990, with a two year suspension in publication from 1976-1978. more...
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The TECOAN

NINETEEN HUNDRED AND TWENTY-SIX

Volume Four

Published by the Students of

EAST CAROLINA TEACHERS COLLEGE

GREENVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA






FOREWORD

WE PRESENT TO YOU THIS,

THE FOURTH VOLUME OF

THE TECOAN, SINCERELY HOPING

THAT IT WILL MEET WITH YOUR

APPROVAL. WE HAvE TRIED TO

MAKE IT A TRUE REPRESENTATION

OF OUR COLLEGE, FACULTY, AND

STUDENTS. OUR GOAL HAS NOT

BEEN ATTAINED; BUT, IF WE HAVE

NEARED IT, WE SHALL BE EXCEEDINGLY GLAD.






TO

HERBERT E. AUSTIN

our friend and teacher

we dedicate this book






ORDER OF BOOKS

Book I

The College

Book II

The Classes

Book III

Organizations and Clubs

Book IV

Statistics and Features

Book V

Potpourri






BOOK ONE

The College






The Tecoan

ROBERT H. WRIGHT

President

Page Five






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OFFICERS OF ADMINISTRATION

Robert H. Wright President

Annie V. Morton Lady Principal

Mittie R. Beaman Assistant to Lady Principal

Charles O'H. Laughinghouse Physician

Mary E. Culp Superintendent of Infirmary

Ola S. Ross Registrar

Rebecca Edmonds Secretary

Mattie Scoville Secretary

Beulah Westmoreland Secretary

J. B. Spilman Treasurer

Mrs. J. B. Spilman Assistant Treasurer

Mrs. Nannie F.Jeter Matron

Nell Keel Assistant Matron

Arley Moore Dormitory Matron

Leon R. Meadows Director of Summer Term

M. L. Wright Executive Secretary

Helen G. Gray Librarian

O. C. Holmes Chief Engineer

Wade Holmes Assistant Engineer

A. C. Fornes Superintendent of Grounds and Buildings

Mrs. F. A. Haskins Superintendent of Laundry

J. S. Williams Campus Policeman

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

A. T. Allen, Chairman Ex-Officio Raleigh, N. C.

Mrs. H. G. Connor, Jr. Wilson, N. C.

F. C. Harding Greenville, N. C.

L. W. Tucker Greenville, N. C.

F. C. Kugler Washington, N. C.

Henry C. Bridgers Tarboro, N. C.

D. S. Boykin Wilson, N. C.

J. S. Hargett Trenton, N. C.

James L. Griffin Pittsboro. N. C.

Page Six






Annie V. Morton

Lady Principal

Page Seven






THE WILSON MEMORIAL

On the campus stands a pure white pergola,

erected by the Alumnae as a perpetual reminder of

the life of service of Professor C. W. Wilson. It is

fitting that the memorial to him should be placed

on the west campus opposite his house, where from

his porch he loved to watch the girls enjoy the

campus. May this not only be a happy meeting

place for the girls, but may it keep alive the influ-

ence he exerted while at the College.

Page Eight






Not only around our infancy

Doth heaven will all its splendors lie."

Page Nine






"Lord, I do fear

Thou'st made the the world too beautiful this year.

Page Ten






"O beauty manifold, from morn till night.

Dawn's flush, moon's blaze and sunset's tender light."

Page Eleven






"Still there's a sense of blossoms yet unborn

In the sweet airs of morn."

Page Twelve






"Again rejoicing, Nature sees

Her robe assume its vernal hue."

Page Thirteen






"I rather be thy child

And pupil, in the forest wild.

Then be the queen of men elsewhere."

Page Fourteen






"Here is the place where Loveliness keeps house."

Page Fifteen






"So might I, standing on this pleasant lea,

Have glimpses that would make me less forlorn."

Page Sixteen






"The groves were God;s first temples."

Page Seventeen






"The forest is my loyal friend;

Like God it useth me."

Page Eighteen






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FACULTY

Leon R. Meadows

English

Herbert E. Austin

Geography

Kate W. Lewis

Industrial Art

Mary Jane Alexander

Physical Education

Maude Manuell Hall

English

Mary G. Bertolet

Piano

Mamie E. Jenkins

English

Agnes L. Whiteside

Primary Education

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FACULTY

A. D. Frank

History

Mrs. A. D. Frank

Home Economics

Dora E. Mead

Piano

Dorothy Chamberlain

Industrial Art

Mrs. R. L. Carr

Home Economics

J. Beecher Flanagan

History

Carl Adams

Psychology

Laura Rose

History

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FACULTY

R. J. Slay

Science

Mary Glenn Lloyd

French

Lois V. Gorrell

Piano

R. C. Deal

French and Latin

Birdie McKinney

Mathematics

Katie King

Critic Teacher, Science

R. G. Fitzgerald

School Manaqentent

Irene Hand

Critic Teacher, English

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FACULTY

Hubert C. Haynes

Education

E. L. Henderson

Director of Practice Schools

Marjorie Hastings

Critic Teacher, Mathematic

Louise Goggin

Critic Teacher, Seventh Grade

Rachel Scarborough

Critic Teacher, History

Katherine Bradford

Critic Teacher, Seventh Grade

J. H. Rose

Supervisor of Practice

Frances Wahl

Critic Teacher, Sixth Grade

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FACULTY

Fannie McClelland

Critic Teacher, Fifth Grade

Bessie Worley

Critic Teacher, Third Grade

Bonnie Howard

Critic Teacher, Fourth Grade

Ruth Hillhouse

Critic Teachers, Second Grade

Gladys Bordeaux

Critic Teacher, Fourth Grade

Grace Hunter

Critic Teacher, Second Grade

Ruth Townsend

Critic Teacher, Third Grade

Annie Redwine

Critic Teacher, First Grade

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FACULTY

Dora E. Coates

Critic Teacher, First Grade

Alice V. Wilson

Science

Betty White

Science

Gladys Moore

Critic Teacher, Latin

Thelma Shamhart

Critic Teacher, Seventh Grade

Jennie D. Evans

Critic Teacher, First Grade

Gussie Kuykendall

Public School Music

Emma L. Hooper

English

Sallie J. Davis

History

Maria D. Garham

Mathematics

Mary Carter Tatum

Home Economics

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OFFICERS OF ADMINISTRATION

M. L. Wright

Executive Secretary

Helen G. Gray

Librarian

Mrs. J. B. Spilman

Assistant Treasurer

Ola S. Ross

Registrar

Mary E. Culp

Superintendent of Infirmary

Beulah Westmoreland

Secretary

Rebecca Edmonds

Secretary

Mrs. Nannie F. Jeter

Matron

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OFFICERS OF ADMINISTRATION

Nell Keel

Assistant Matron

Mittie R. Beaman

Assistant to Lady Principal

Annie Moore

Domitory Matron

Mattie Scoville

Secretary

J. B. Spilman

Treasurer

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THE FOOL HATH SAID-

"The fool hath said in his heart,

there is no God."

And yet-they forget

In the spring,

That the primroses pushing their

way through the sod

Tell of God.

They forget

How the sight

Of the white

Of a dogwood in bloom

Made them glad.

They seem not to know

Of the breezes which blow

The white cap of every green wave;

Of the note

In the throat

Of the wild birds that sing

In the spring.

They seem to forget

That the gold

In the hair of a child-

That the fold

In the red velvet of a rose

Is a sign.

And then, when again

Comes the strain

Of music which' mothers have sung

Do they sigh

When the old lullaby

Is begun?

Do they know Of the love

Which exists between maiden and man

Can they tell

How the touch of a baby's warm cheek

Made them think

As nothing else can?

Is it so

That they go

Through the world

Never seeing the hand

Of a Great Omnipotent Being?

Do they see

Without thinking,

The primroses pushing their way

through the sod?

And yet-

"The fool hath said in his heart,

there is no God."

-BESSIE WILLIS, '28.

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BOOK TWO

The Classes











SENIORS

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Marjorie Spivey

Sponsor of Senior Class

Colors: Scarlet and Gold Flower: Rose

Slogan: "Launched, but Not Anchored"

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Janie Jackson

President of Senior Class

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Lessie Cogdell, A. B.

Goldsboro, N. C.

Poe

Treasurer of Student Government As-

sociation, '24; Science Club, '24; Rep-

resentative of Class, '25; Phi Epsilon,

'25, '26; Chairman of Point Committee,

25; Hiking Club, '25; Business Manager

of The Tecoan, '26; Secretary of Budget

Committee of S. G. A., '26; Mathematics

Club, '26; Senior Play, '26;

Class Testatrix, '26; Class Critic, '26;

Teco Echo Reporter. '26; Proctor, '26;

President of Mathematics Club, "26.

Sallie Cheek, A. B.

Ocracoke, N. C.

Poe

Wee Gee Club, '24; Delegate to Blue

Ridge, '24; T. W. O. M. Club, '25;

Y. W. C. A. Cabinet, '25; Delegate to

S. V. Conference at Chapel Hill, '25;

Delegate to World Court Conference,

Duke University, '26; Phi Sigma, '25, '26;

President of Hyde County Club, '26:

President of Y. W. C. A., '26.






Isabella Cormartie, A. B.

Garland, N. C.

Poe

Class Sergeant-at-Arms, '23;

Vice-President of Class, '25;

Senior Play.

Kathleen Moye Dail, A. B.

LaGrange. N. C.

Lanier

Class Representative to Student

Government, '23; Chairman of Publicity

of the Y. W. C. A., '25: Vice-President

of Lenoir County Club, '26; Vice-President

of Student Government Association, '26;

Vice-President of Class, '26; President of

Lenoir County Club, '26; Phi Sigma.






Annie Dozier, A. B.

Shiloh, N. C.

Poe

President Camden County Club, '26;

President Pals Club. '26:

Chairman Arrangement Committee of Poe Society.

Annie Mae Edwards, A. B.

Greenville, N. C.

Lanier

Phi Epsilon; Class Treasurer, '24;

Pitt County Club; Senior Play.






Bruce Ellis, A. B.

Winterville, N. C.

Lanier

Secretary of Class, '25; Vice-President

La Societe Francaise, '24; Class Editor,

'25; Editor-in-Chief of THE TECOAN,

'26; Secretary of Phi Sigma, '26;

Senior Play, '26; Wittiest, '26.

Blanche Evans, A. B.

Greenville, N. C.

Poe

Basketball, '24, '25; Most Accommo-

dating in Class, '24; Most Athletic

in Class, '26.






Bruce exum, A. B.

Greenville, N. C.

Lanier

Deanie Boone Haskett, A.B.

Greenville, N. C.

Poe

Phi Epsilon; Phi Sigma; Pitt County

Club; Class Treasurer, '25; Treasurer

of Phi Sigma, '25; Editor-in-Chief

of Teco Echo, '26.






Beulah haynes, A. B.

North Wilkesboro, N. C.

Poe

Assistant to Librarian, '26.

Estelle Isles, A. B.

Thelma, N. C.

Poe

Class Secretary, '24.






Janie Jackson, A. B.

Greenville, N. C.

Poe

Class Cheer Leader, '23; Vice-President

of Class, '24; President Phi Epsilon,

'25, '26; Member of Budget Committee

of S. G. A., '26; Class President,

'26; Member of Mathematics Club, '26;

Pitt County Club, '24, '25, '26.

Maude Johnston, A. B.

Greenville, N. C.

Lanier

Class Secretary. '23; Lanier President, '25;

Member of Inter-Society Committee, '25;

Class Treasurer, '26.






Rachel Lee, A. B.

Dunn, N. C.

Poe

Cheer Leader of "C" Class, '23;

Poe Orator, '23; Y. W. C. A. Choir, '22,'26;

Treasurer of Poe Society, '24; Quartet, '24, '26;

Delegate to Student Volunteers' Conference

at Queens. '24; Carolina, '25; Meredith, '2S;

Glee Club, '25, '26; Assistant Class Cheer Leader,

'26; Teacher of Mission Study Class. '26;

Most Talkative, '26.

Mary Lowde, A. B.

Rutherford College, N. C.

Lanier






Mary Shelton McArthur, A. B.

Clinton, N. C.

Poe

Representative to Student Council, '22;

President Sophomore Class, '23;

Presidents Club, '23; President

Junior Class, '25; Assistant Editor

of Teco Echo, '26.

Musette Latney Montague, A. B.

Roxboro, N. C.

Business Manager of Athletic Asso-

ciation, '24; Reporter of Poe Society,

26; Vice-President of Phi Sigma, '26.






Bertha L. Piland, A. B.

Oak City, N. C.

Lanier

U. D. C. Scholarship, '26;

Senior Play.

Macy Siler, A. B.

Morrisville, N. C.

Poe

Phi Epsilon, '26; President Wake

County Club, '26.






Frances Ringold Smith, A. B.

Greenville, N. C.

Lanier

Business Manager of Teco Echo, 26;

President of Mathematics Club, '26;

Pitt County Club, '25, '26;

Secretary of Class, '26.

Margaret Smith, A. B.

Elizabethtown, N. C.

Lanier

Tecoan Representative, '24;

Class Secretary, '24; Secretary

of S. G. A., '25.






Elizabeth Thomas. A. B.

Pittsboro, N. C.

Poe

Class Critic, '23; Chairman of

Y. W. C. A. Choir, '24, '25;

Glee Club, '25, '26; Inter-Society

Committee, '26; Assistant Business

Manager of Teco Echo, '26;

Class Historian, '26; Senior Play.

Christine Vick, A. B.

Woodlanmd N. C.

Lanier

S. G. A. Representative, '23;

Associate Editor of THE TECOAN,

'23; Delegate to Blue Ridge, '23;

Tennis Team, '23; Class President, '24;

Y. W. Cabinet; U. R. Delegate to National

Y. W. Convention, New York; Captain Basketball

Team, '24; Y. W. President, '25; Lanier Critic,

'25; S. G. Council, '25; Delegate Baptist

Student Convention, '25; President Phi Sigma,

'25; S. G. A. President, '26; Chairman

Inter-Society Committee, '26; Chairman

Budget Committee, '26; Best All-Round,

'26; Northampton County Club.






Helen Theresa Viniarski, A.B.

Ashville, N. C.

Poe

Class Editor, '23, '24, '26;

Proctor, '23, '24; President

of C. C. Club, '24; Class

Cheer Leader, '26; Most Talented,

'26; Senior Play; Sergeant-at-Arms

of Phi Epsilon, '26; Tennis Team, '25.

Jennette Wedmore, A.B.

New Haven, Conn.

Lanier

Class Treasurer, '23; Glee Club, '23,

'24; Phi Sigma, '24, '25, '26;

President H. M. S. S. Club, '24;

Director of College Orchestra, '24;

Associate Editor of THE TECOAN, '24;

Cheer Leader, '24; President of Triple

L Club; Representative of Athletic

Association on THE TECOAN, '26;

S. G. Representative, '26;

College Violin Ensemble, '26;

Mathematics Club, 26; Tennis Team, '25.






Sudie Grace west, A. B.

Dover, N. C.

Lanier

North Carolina College for Women,

'24, '25; Mathematics club, '26.

Ruby Worthington, A. B.

Winterville, N. C.

Poe

Alumnae Editor to Teco Echo,

'26; Proctor, '26.






Juanita Worthington, A. B.

Winterville, N. C.

Poe

Proctor, '23, '25; President H. E. Club,

'25; President Pitt County Club, '25;

Phi Epsilon; Reporter of Phi Epsilon, '26.

Dorothy Taylor, A. B.

LaGrange, N. C.

Poe

St. Mary's; G. C. W.; Duke Univerity.






Ruth Lowder, A. B.

Rutherford College, N. C.

Lanier

GHOSTS OF INDIANS

Indian-footed move the mists

From the corner of the lake.

Silent, sinuous and bent;

And their trailing feathers shake.

Tremble to forgotten leapings.

While with lingerings and creepings

Down they lean again to slake

The dead thirst of parching mouths.

Lean their pale mouths in the lake.

Indian-footed move the mists

That were hiding, in the pine.

Bent upon the oval lake

In a bent and ghostly line

Lean and drink for better sleeping-

Then they turn again and- creeping

Gliding as with fur and fins-

Disappear through woods and water

On a thousand moccasins.

-Witter Bynner.

FIRE-FLOWERS

And only where the forest fires have sped

Scorching relentlessly the cool north lands.

A sweet wild flower lifts its purple head.

And, like some gentle spirit sorrow-fed.

It hides the scars with almost human hand.

And only to the heart that knows of grief,

Of desolating fire, of human pain,

There comes some purifying sweet belief,

Some fellow-feeling beautiful, if brief,

And life revives, and blossoms once again.

-TEKAHIONWAKE.






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HISTORY OF THE SENIOR CLASS

There was a class went forth every day,

The college it looked upon, that college it became,

And that college became a part of the class for a day, or a certain part of the day,

Or for many years or stretching cycles of years.

IN September, '22, we found ourselves in our new college home, the one we

were to help make, watch grow, and become a part of. When we had become

ourselves, we ceased to be teary around the lashes, we were beginning

to like our new environment-not casting away the old and assuming the new-

but keeping our sincere thoughts of home and finding a place for a new love of

our Alma Mater. While we were thus adapting ourselves, we organized our class

of twenty-two members with Miriam Shamhart as president. Thus we pursued

our duties, but created no undue excitement until May Day; we were then trans-

posed into dancers for the May Queen. Perhaps we were not as "light as feathers"

nor "as graceful as lilies." but we received our compliments graciously

and celebrated ourselves.

In September, '23, we returned much improved intellectually from what we

were the year before. After welcoming the meek and initiating the pert Freshmen,

we began to rise to supremacy, knowing that we were being feared and

most of all, knowing that our instructions were being obeyed. After having

started off the Freshmen in the way they should go, we began to proceed with

our year's work with Christine Vick as class president. This year our class had

nineteen members. We were not unlike the general run of Sophomores, but in

the spring "with nameless pathos in the air" we began to repent; began to wonder,

began to look back upon the deeds of the past year. Each of the class wondered

"How shall I this habit break?

As you did the habit make.

As you gathered, you must lose,

As you yielded, now refuse."

So it was that such deep thought and good philosophy insisted that we give

the much abused and knocked about Freshman class a picnic. We had fun

galore, and from that day the class of '27 has been our friend. A few weeks

later, after having done such a good deed, we turned ourselves into roses

and danced for the May Queen.

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After having reformed in the spring, we returned in September, '24, as very

understanding, forgiving Juniors. This year, Mary Shelton McArthur was president

of our class of twenty-two members. We received the disappointment of

our lives because we were unable to give a Junior play, but as luck would have

it, we were given a chance to show off our talents in another way- in other

words, we gave a minstrel. We probably would not have looked well as chorus

girls in the operetta we wanted to present, but we made a hefty looking bunch of

Alabama Coon Jiggers. Had we not been so anxious to become school teachers

we probably would have been able to wipe Al G. Fields off the map.

Lo, and our dream has coem true. we are at last Seniors! However, we

do not notice any great change in ourselves; sophistication must have been

assumed gradually. We have transformed ourselves from giddy school girls to

efificient, sober-minded student teachers. We were able to stage Clyde Fitch's

"The Truth" and received praise far and wide as a result of its success.

-Elizabeth Thomas.

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LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF THE SENIOR CLASS

JUST as a great ship sets sail with her passenger and cargo for some port,

so that Class of '26 unfurled their banners of Scarlet and Gold and

embarked the great ships of "Adventure." Our compass, "Launched, but not

Anchored," had assured the party of pleasant and successful journey. But,

at last, the happy band reluctantly landed at the destined port of "Graduation" and

now it becomes our duty to distribute our cargo of valuables to those who have

been waiting our arrival. To the following persons whom we honor with the

task of safeguarding our cherished possessions we gratefully bequeath our simple

directions of lending our personal property to any succeeding individual or group

who may seek aid from the trials and experiences of the Class of '26.

Item I

To our parents and friends, who have so gladly given their best to sponsor

our educational career at East Carolina Teachers College we fondly dedicate

our best records which we have attained and trust that our love may ever hold its

rightful place in their hearts and memories.

Item II

To our Alma Mater we affectionately bequeath our loyalty and devoted

services toward the development of her high ideals and the preservation of her

noble standards.

Item III

We bestow our unbounding love and appreciation upon President Wright,

the captain of our crew, for his many deeds of kindness in our behalf.

Item IV

To Miss Morton we affectionately dedicate our love and devotion for her

friendship and watchful care.

Item V

To the faculty who have so patiently traveled the long journey with us

and tenderly administered to our every need, we extend our esteem and thanks;

moreover, there are further bequests we leave for individual keeping.

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1. To Mr. Austin we reluctantly leave two portraits of our likeness to be

used for future reference.

2. To Mr. Flanagan we bequeath a helpmate, the said will to be executed

as soon as he has made his choice of our number.

3. To Miss Alexander we donate a sufficient quantity of black hose to supply

the practice teachers who are in dire need of hose and time.

4. To Miss Hooper and Miss Hall we bequeath our love and gratitude for

their untiring efforts in helping to make "The Truth" a success.

5. To Mr. Frank we leave numerous maps and several editions of the World

Almanac. These to be used by his history practice teachers.

6. To Mr. M. L. Wright and Miss McKinney we leave an appropriation schedule

to be used by the budget committee as an aid in appropriating the student fund.

Item VI

To the student body we say, "Defend our bsnners of purple and gold and

be ready 'To serve on time, every time'."

Item VII

To the Juniors we graciously submit our privileges of practice teaching

accompanied by the many criticisms that made life worth living. As an aftermath

for practice teaching we bequeath the many happy hours that may be spent in

chaperoning underclassmen.

Item VIII

To the Sophomores we set aside our dignity and all understanding of the

parallel reading they may be assigned in English. Moreover it is our desire for

them to thoroughly master and memorize all the rules of etiquette before they

appear at the many social functions to be given in their honor.

Item IX

To the Freshmen we leave hopes of a better day and advise them to

fully administer their duties as proctors for "if you are faithful in the

little things you will become masters in the big things."

Item X

To the "C" class we leave the glad tidings that there is a mate for every

person (although Greenville is unable to supply the demand), and, if they will

accept the charm and grace which we bestow upon them, each will meet him ere

it is too late.

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Christine vick wills her executive ability and good will to the next

Student Government President.

2. Bruce ellis dedicates her wit and innocence to any E. C. T. C. student

who feels capable of assuming the responsibility of safeguarding it.

3. Frances Smith leaves a couple of Fords to the Teco Echo business manager

to aid her in getting ads.

4. Kathleen dail grants her ability to select appropriate picture for the student

body to the new vice-president.

5. Elizabeth Thomas leaves a standardized test in gammer and rhetoric for the

english practice teachers to take, in order that they may become throughly

familiar with the subjects, before they meet the high school pupils for their lesson.

6. Janie Jackson and Lessie Cogdell will their office in the science department

to the student government council, and trust that they may spen as many a

fascinating session in there as the former have spent in conversation and research.

7. Helen Viniarski leaves her ability to speak eighteen languages to Mr. Deal,

and request that he give an occasional lecture in the unknown tongue.

8. Musette Montague requests that Mary Banks be assinged to room in her

quiet study at the end of the hall, because she espects her to get inspirations from

the various conversations she overhears as the rest of the world goes by.

9. Hennette Wedmore wills her stage career as a violinist to Jean Morton.

Signed and Sealed on the eighth day of June, A. D. Nineteen Hundred and Twenty-Six,

at East Carolina Teachers' College, Greenville, N. C.

(Seal) LESSIE COGDELL

Testatrix

Witnessed by:

Janie Jackson, President,

Kathleen Dial, Vice-President,

Frances Smith, Secretary.

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Robert Greeson Fitzgerald, Jr.

Mascot of Senior Normal Class

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SENIOR NORMAL CLASS

OFFICERS

Dell Pope President

Fannie Lowe Vice-President

Pauline Moore Secretary

Frances Harmon Treasurer

Catherine Smith Sergeant-at-Arms

Julia Tyler S. G. A. Representative

Mae Martin Critic

Melba Warren Editor

Elizabeth Johnson Cheer Leader

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SENIOR NORMAL CLASS

Colors: Lavender and White Flower: Sweet Pea

Motto: "Give to the world the best you have and the best will come back to you.

POEM

We are the Class of '26,

The best we think, of all,

Who ever dared to penetrate

The depths of a college wall.

The standards we have lived up to,

Have proved the very best.

Although to gain the knowledge here

Has doubtless been a test.

The ideals of our class have been

To reach the highest goal,

To go upward and ever onward

As each enlightened the soul.

May our services be unselfish,

As our duty, we try to do,

And although we become discouraged.

We will stick 'till the job is through.

As we bid farewell to our College,

We will give to her a cheer,

We love thee, East Carolina!

May you grow greater each year.

-Blanche Fitzgerald, '26.

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BESSIE ABBOTT

South Mills, N. C.

Poe Society; Camdonian Club.

"Better to be small and shine

Than great and cast a shadow."

Bessie is quietness itself, but beneath that, one may

easily perceive her sincerity and ability in doing what she

once begins. She is one of those "best" girls who can be

depended upon at all times-no matter what should happen.

As the old saying goes, "Quality comes in small packages."

CHRISTINE ADAMS

Merry Hill, N. C.

Poe Society; Bertie County Club.

"She doeth little kindnesses

Which most leave undone or despise;

For naught that sets our heart at ease.

And giveth happiness or peace,

Is low esteemed in her eyes."

"Stine" is a rare combination of soberness and wit. She

is never found shirking her studies-especially mucis. We

feel sure that success and happiness will be her lot in the world.

EFFIE ADAMS

Morven, N. C.

Poe Society; Anson County Club, '25; Athletic Association;

Hiking Team; Track Team, '25.

"Here's to a girl with a heart and smile

That makes the bubbles of life worth smile."

JENNIE DARE AIKEN

Brevard, N. C.

Poe Society; Basketball Team, '24, '25; Poe Marshal, '26;

Assistant Editor Teco Echo, '26.

"I dreampt I was in love again with

The one before the last,

And I smiled to greet the plesant

Pain of that innocent young past."

The least that can be said of "Jent" is that she is entertaining.

You might think to hear her talk that her interest

was centered on men, bridge and dances rather than college

activities, but wait until you see her work as a marshal,

know her interest in the Teco Echo or see her report at the end

of the term. A good worker, a good sport, a good pal always is "Jent."

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CARRIE LEE ARNOLD

JONESVILLE, N. C.

Lanier Society; Marshal, '26; Chairman of World

Fellowship Committee, '26; Vice House President, '26.

"She's just that which is neatest, 'completest' and sweetest."

Neat and sweet, efficent too,

That is Carrie Lee.

A worker, no shirker, that is true;

We'll see what she'll be

And not feel dismay,

At her renown the country round,

Some day not far away.

PATTIE MAE BAGGETTE

Windsor, N. C.

Poe Society; H. C. C., '25; President Bertie County

Club, '25: Marshal, '26; H. D. D., '26.

"'Tis reported that Dan Cupid's dart,

Has punctured this fair damsel's heart,

But when we ask 'Pat'

She says, 'Look at my frat,'

Now what do you think is the meaning of that?"

"Pat" is East Carolina's most graceful girl. With her

charming personality she has won a host of friends.

A girl any sweeter would be hard to find.

FRANCES BARRINGER

Salisbury, N. C.

Poe Society.

"It's the songs you sing and the smiles you wear

That's making the sunshine everywhere."

Frances works while she works, and plays while she plays.

This, with her charming disposition, probably accounts to

her success in everything she attempts. Our best wishes go

with her always.

URSULA SINGLETON BATEMAN

Columbia, N. C.

Poe Society; Krammers Club, '26; Athletic Association.

"The men-O Heaven bless them, I can't;

I'll be happy, I'll be free, but I'll be sad for nobody."

"Song-bird" and "heart smasher"-that's Ursula. As a

mischief maker she is a wonder. Her victories in this field

are only surpassed by the number of "shieks" she has tamed.

She is ambitious, unselfish, modest and unassuming. By her

high ideals and right principles she has won for herself

an abiding place in the hearts of all.

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GENEVIEVE BAUCOM

Raleigh, N. C.

Poe Society; President Johnston County Club, '25;

Clayton Club; Athletic Association; Track Team, '25;

Basketball Team, '25.

"She's sweet of disposition,

She's loving, wise and kind,

She's full of true affection,

She cannot be defined."

Such a charming and modest personality as her is as

beautiful as it is rare. Behind her sunshiny disposition,

we realize her ability to succeed in whatever she attempts.

Who could refrain from loving a person as sincere, lovable,

intelligent and true as "Links"? Why, "To know her is to love her."

JESSIE VERNON BAZEMORE

Lewistown, N. C.

Poe Society; Track Team, '24; Proctor, '24, '26;

Art Editor of THE TECOAN, '26.

"Errors like straws upon the surface flow,

He who seeks for pearls must dive below."

Jessie has instilled in her a heart of true friend.

She is always happy and ready for mischief, which can be told

by one glance at her brown eyes. Her abilities are many;

her work in art being held up as an example for the

less talented to follow.

LEATHEA LEWIS BAZEMORE

Windsor, N. C.

Poe Society; Bertie County Club, '25;

Bertie-Hertford county Club, '26.

"Kind and loyal, a friend to all,

She's always ready to answer the call;

Whether it be in sick room or class,

She's never too busy to do the task."

Leathea has the rare combination of a sunny, pleasure-loving

nature, determination and ability. Her lovable disposition

has won her many friends. Whatever she does or wherever she

goes, it will be a "lucky corner" filled by "Tip."

CHARLOTTE BEDDINGFIELD

Mill Brook, N. C.

Lanier Society

"Earth seems more sweet to live upon,

more full of love because of her."

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MERLE BELL

Rosemary, N. C.

Poe Society; More Eaters Club; Member

of D2 Club; Halifax County Club.

"For if she will, she will;

You may depend on't,

And if she won't, she won't;

And here's an end on't."

Merle is a steady and earnest worker in whatever she

undertakes; owner of her own hear, we think, and master

of her own mind. What she says she means-whether it is

seriousness, sarcasm or jest. We know that she will meet

success wherever she goes. Here's good luck to you, old girl!

MARY VERONA BEVERLY

Conetoe, N. C.

Poe Society; Treasurer of Edgecombe County Club, '26.

"You hardly know she is around,

She's is so quiet and sweet,

But when it comes to her studies

She is noticeably hard to beat."

Mary, we will long remember and love you, for your

kindly smile and helping hand has often made a heavy load

light, and we are sure that no matter what you start out to

do you will succeed, because you have the secret of success

ever with you-that of serving always in the cause of the right.

MARY LOUISE BELL

Hobgood, N. C.

Lanier Society; Lanier Debater, '25; House President, '25;

President Lanier Society; '26; Proctor; Halifax County Club;

Athletic Association; Left-Hand Club.

For tact, character and ability here's the girl. We can

truly say we are glad Louise was one of us, for her pleasant

manner, her beaming smile, and her warm friendship has

meant a lot to us.

We wonder what East Carolina will do without Louise,

for she is a leader that is sincere. Wherever she goes,

we wish her great success.

EMMA BENNETT

Warsaw, N. C.

Poe Society.

"Her happy disposition, and her pleasant smile,

Have won her friends for many a mile."

"Bennie" hails to us from Warsaw. She is the kind of

girl we all love, a good sport, a jolly pal; and a

better friend cannot be found.

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AUDREY ISABEL BIGGERS

Matthews, N. C.

Poe Society; Athletic Association.

"A light heart lives long."

Life was made for love and happiness-so I put all my

troubles in the bottom of my heart and sit on the lid

and smile.

MARY EMMA BIZZELL

Kinston, N. C.

Lanier Society; Domino Six Club;

Lenoir County Club.

"Impulsiveness though she may be,

She is true blue, as you see."

Mary Emma, we will all miss you and treasure those

precious memories of your refreshing characteristics, for you

are one girl whom we all love. May happiness, joy, and

love be yours always.

MILDRED CORNELIA BOYETTE

Kenly, N. C.

Lanier Society; Johnston county Club.

"A true friend is more precious to the soul than

all that which is inherited beneath the sun."

They say that "daisies won't tell," but if you want to

tell anything, tell Mildred. She's one of the most confident

girls on the "Hill," and is true as steel-always ready with

a winning smile to solve any problem that might confront

you. To like Mildred is to know her; knowing her, you find

her a valuable friend. She's loyal, dependable, straight-forward

in every way, always ready to laugh at a good joke and frequently

has one to offer. She's a friend worth having and we all wish her success in life.

RUTH BOWEN

Plymouth, N. C.

Poe Society; Vice-President Y. W. C. A.; Y. W. C. A.

Choir; Delegate to Y. W. C. A. Conference at Blue Ridge.

"When duty whisper low,

"Thou must,'

The youth replies

'I can'."

Ruth will never be forgotten by those who know her.

When these walls shall crumble, her ideals will stand

unequalled, unchanged.

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HETTIE MARIE BRASWELL

Enfield, N. C.

Poe Society; Halifax County Club.

"Sincerity is to speak as you think,

To do as we pretend and profess,

To perform and to make good what we promise,

And really to be what we would seem and appear to be."

Hettie will always be remembered for her great talent

and high ideals; a very helpful friend to all who know and

have seen her.

LETA BRANTLEY

Spring Hope, N. C.

Poe Society; Nash County Club; Athletic Association.

"'Still water runs deep'

May be said of this lass,

But you'll find she's not asleep

When she shines in class."

Leta is a pal worth having.

LELIA BRAGG BULLOCK

Creedmore, N. C.

Lanier Society; H. C. Club, '25; H. D. D. Club, '26;

Proctor, '25; Athletic Association.

"In her first passion woman loves her lover,

In all the others all she loves is love."

Charm-is Lelia. With the personality she so fortunately

possesses she has won many friends. Her silver voice drives

away the "blues" of those who hear her. May all happiness

in life be hers.

ORA BRIGHT

Nealsville, N. C.

Poe Society; Track Team, '24; Baseball Club, '24;

Beta Kappa, '26; Athletic Association.

"Doesn't pay to worry, things are bound to happen anyway."

"Bright's" unique wit, which she brought from the mountains,

has won her many friends. She is also a math "shark."

The lucky man will never have to worry with figures.

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ANNIE GREY BRIDGERS

Lasker, N. C.

Poe Society; Nothampton County Club.

"The mildest manners and the gentlest heart."

Annie Grey is a girl who is loved by all who know her.

She is loyal, unselfish, and ready at any time to help anyone

she can. Besides this, she is a good student. We are all

sure that the future holds much in store for her.

IOLA BRITT

Buies, N. C.

Poe Society; Robeson County Club, '25; President of

Robeson County Club, '26; L. A. C. Club, '26.

"A smile for all, a greeting glad;

A lovable, jolly way she had."

Iola is well-known because of her amiable and pleasant

disposition. She's a great friend to all, because if it's fun

you're up to, she's with you; if you're down and out, she's

the one to go to. She's a "rare good fellow,"

whether serious or gay.

GEORGIA BUFF

Poe Society; Athletic Association.

"To know Georgia is to love her."

"Sincerity is to speak as we think,

To do as we pretend and profess,

To perform and make good what we promise,

And really to be what would seem and appear to be."

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MYRA BUNCH

Edenton, N. C.

Lanier Society; Proctor.

"So with the world thy quiet ways shall be,

An endless theme of love and praise."

You can tell by Myra's dignified expression that she is a

Senior. Her amiable disposition with her unselfishness portrays

a real girl. She has made many friends among her classmates

and those who do not know her, miss a great deal.

DOVIE BURNETTE

Greenville, N. C.

Poe society.

RUTH BRYANT

Elm City, N. C.

Lanier; Proctor; Wilson County Club; Athletic Association.

"When joy and duty clash

Let duty go to smash."

Ruth is a quiet, studious, true and noble girl. She is

loved by all who come in contact with her because of her

sweet personality and kind disposition. We predict for her

successful future in whatever she undertakes.

MARY EMMA BRYAN

Pollocksville, N. C.

Lanier Society; Left-Hand Club.

"Even though vanquished, she could argue still."

Mary Emma has proved herself worthy of the confidence

reposed in her. With unswerving fidelity to each and every

trust, she has been a loyal member of the class.

What more can be said?

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SUE BRYAN

Oxford, N. C.

Poe Society; Treasurer of Granville County Club.

"Interested and true,

If she likes you

She'll stand by you."

"Sue," as she is known to us, is a serious-minded girl.

She never talks unless she has something to say and she

never fails to help those less fortunate than herself. Though

quiet, she has the knack of winning many friends, and it can

be truthfully said that those win are never lost.

MILDRED MAE BYRUM

Edenton, N. C.

Poe society.

"Neatness, simplicity, kindness combined,

With a gentle heart and open mind."

Here is a classmate we can never forget. When one

has won her friendship, she has won something really worth

while. We wish her much success in the future. Her

ambition is to weigh a hundred pounds.

MARGIE MAY CALDWELL

Dillon, S. C.

Poe Society, Member of S. C. Club. '25, '26

Proctor, '25, '26.

"A smile for all, a greeting glad,

A lovable, jolly way she had."

Margie's fun is never at any rate one else's expense and

though she'd much rather laugh than cry over anything

you'd have to go a long way before you'd find a more

sympathetic and understanding friend.

RUBY CANNON

Ayden, N. C.

Poe Society; Pitt County Club.

"Her happy disposition.

Her pleasant smile.

Have won her friends

Far many a mile."

Ruby is the very person you need when you are sad or

discouraged, for she can always speak that "word" which no

one else could ever say. She is a real "honest-to-goodness"

girl. She never pushes herself forward, but she is ready to

do her part in anything, at any time.

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HATTIE COPPEDGE

Spring Hope, N. C.

Poe Society; Proctor, '25.

"Tho' modest and shy,

She'd laugh or die."

Hattie is a girl who is always jolly and full of fun. Bubbling

over with energy and enthusiasm, finding joy in life

always, she is a loyal friend, classmate and pal. The Class

of '26 wishes her much success in the future.

MARY MOYE CARPER

Greenville, N. C.

Lanier Society; Pitt County Club.

"God made a heart of gold.

Shining, and sweet and true.

Gave it a home of fairest mold.

Blessed it, and called it you."

Her sweet charm, mingled with the grace of kindness and

love, cling to her name, whenever it is mentioned. In perfect

harmony with life's best gifts, she is attractive, sincere

and dependable, while she crowns these qualities with a

worthy dignity and poise. To play with, to cry with, to love-

always a true-blue, honest-to-goodness friend, if you know

what I mean-that's Mary Moye!

MAUDE CARTER

Waxhaw, N. C.

Lanier Society

ESTELLE CHAMBLEE

Wakefield, N. C.

Poe Society; Wake County Club; Glee Club.

"Tiny parcels are the best."

A cheerful smile and lovable personality like "Stelle's"

makes one know that she is a true pal. Serious-minded but

always ready with a jolly laugh, she has made many friends

and a good name that will live long in the memories of her classmates.

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FLORENCE CLARKE

Lake Landing, N. C.

Poe Society.

"For she is wise, if I can judge her,

And fair she is, if that mine eyes are true.

And true she is, as she hath proved herself."

The secret of being loved is in being lovely, and the

secret of being lovely is in being unselfish-that's Florence.

MAUDE CLAY

Hester, N. C.

Poe Society: Granville County Club; Class Historian.

"Still water runs deep."

Here is a quiet, sincere and energetic girl. Upon her

countenance can be read a character of honesty, sincerity,

loyalty and respect for her fellow workers. There was never

a person more loyal to this maxim, "What is worth doing

at all, is worth doing well."

Maude is to be commended upon her selection of so noble

a life work, for as a teacher she will instruct the youth of

our land in the way they should go, by setting before them

an example of one who has a noble purpose, high ideals and

reverence for the best things in life.

MARY COLSON

Mooresville, N. C.

Poe society; Iredell County Clud; Hiking Club;

Wearer of Letters, '26.

"Little in size

But so very friendly and wise."

You have often heard, "Where there's a will, there's a

way"-that's Mary. When she undertakes a thing she doesn't

stop until she has succeeded. She is dependable, ambitious

and frank in her opinion. Success awaits her in everything

she undertakes.

KATHLEEN COX

Ayden, N. C.

Lanier Society; Proctor, '25.

"The virtue of her lively looks

Excels the precious stones,

I wish to have none other books

To read or look upon."

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EULA COLLIER

Poe; More Eaters Club; Member of D2 Club;

Halifax County Club.

"Short in stature, but long in all that makes a lovable girl."

She might-but we hardly think she will-follow her

teaching profession long. However, we are wishing her

success in whatever she undertakes.

ROSA NELL COX

Raeford, N. C.

Poe Society.

"Better to be small and shine

Than to be large and cast a shadow."

If good nature and smiles were money. Rosa Nell would

soon go bankrupt; such is her great propensity for showering

both around, about, over, through and among us. We would

do her a great injustice if we did not mention her alluring

brown eyes. Well-maybe they vamped Howard. We won't

say. It is with deep regret that we say "Au Revoir" to a

girl like this, but we wish her much prosperity and a good

future in the practice of her chosen profession.

ELOISE CREDLE

New Holland, N. C.

Poe Society.

IZONA CURRIN

Oxford, N. C.

Poe Society; Granville County Club; Krammers Club, '26.

"There is a great deal of deviltry behind the mild exterior."

Gloom spreads its wings and sails to foreign realms when

"Arizona" comes smiling around. Cherishing a cordial good

will for everyone, her quick sympathy, high ideals and keen

sense of honor have made her a matchless and trustworthy

pal to all. Here's hoping "Arizona" will banish the idea of

teaching a "one-pupil" school so soon after graduation. But

she knows her own mind, and will have her own way, so who can tell?

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PAULINE CURRIN

Oxford, N. C.

Poe Society; Proctor, '25; Granville County Club.

"Laugh, and the world laughs with you.

Weep, and you weep alone."

Pauline's cheery smile and friendly manner have won her

a host of friends. Everyone who knows her loves her, for

no matter where you see her she is just a jolly good fellow.

Behid her smiling countenance is a character of

sterling worth, and a heart of purest gold. We are sure that

she will be a successful teacher, and our best wishes will

always go with her.

ANNIE LOIS DALRYMPLE

Jonesboro, N. C.

Lanier Society; Treasurer of Class, '25; Tennis Club;

Baseball Team; Athletic Association; Y. W. C. A. Choir;

Secretary of Athletic Association, '26; Chairman of Social

Service Committee, '26; President of College Presbyterian

Sunday School Class, '26; Y. W. C. A. Representative

to The Tecoan, '26.

"Nothing endures but personal qualities."

A quiet step, a smile, and then Lois. Is she reserved?

No, in this respect she keeps to a happy medium. As a

friend, she is ever loyal and sincere. As a student-well,

she has great love for the higher arts, especially letter

writing, and often in days gone by she could be seen seated near

a table in pleasant conversation (written) with an "invisible

surgeon," yet she loves only "practice teaching." Will she

make teaching her profession, or assist in medical research

work? Who will decide?

CATHERINE DANIEL

Hazlehurst, Ga.

"A little laughter and good will lengthens life."

Catherine is not one of the species that you can knock

down and she comes up smiling, for she is in a good humor

when a good humor is appropriate, but take my word for it,

enough fun and good time to flavor 'em up.

ANNIE BELLE DAUGHTRY

Roanoke Rapids, N. C.

Lanier Society; More Eaters Club; Halifax County Club;

D2 Club.

"'Tis easy enough to be pleasant

When life flows along like a song;

But the girl worth while is the girl who can smile

When everything goes dead wrong."

Annie Belle says it isn't any use to worry about what

you have to do, or what you haven't done, so she

doesn't do it.

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EDNA DAVENPORT

Greenville, N. C.

Lanier Society.

ANN DELLINGER

Wilmington, N. C.

Poe Society; Domino Six.

"The gladness of her gladness and the sadness of her sadness,

Are nothing compared to the badness of her badness when

she's bad."

This quotation needs a little explanation. We don't mean

that Ann is bad always. We really mean that she is a good

sport and through all her joys and sorrows there runs a little

thread of mischief-that is Ann.

Mrs. Mamie E. Dempsey

Winterville, N. C.

LOUISE DICKINSON

Greenville, N. C.

Poe Society; Athletic Association.

"God made a heart of gold,

Shining and sweet and true,

Gave it a home of fairest mold,

Blessed it and called it you."

Louise is the life and light of her class. She is energetic,

and a natural born leader. She is a rare compound of quality,

noble and true, a good chum, sport, pal, full of wit, and

at the same time possesses plenty of common sense-a

thousand girls in one.

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CARRIE MAY DUNN

Kinston, N. C.

Poe Society.

"To know her is to love her

And love but her forever,

For matter made her what she is

And never made another."

TARMESIA DUNN

Spray, N. C.

Poe society.

"A smile for all, a greeting glad,

A kind, good way she had."

Tarmesia is a friend to everybody. If she ever vows

friendship she performs it to the last article. If the work

is hard and she cannot find a way to do it she will make

one. Determination is the master key to success.

JOSEPHINE SAUNDERS EARLY

Aulander, N. C.

Lanier Society; Proctor, '25; Hertford-Bertie County

Club; Y. W. C. A. Choir, '25; Glee Club, '26.

"O may fortune be so good as to save me from old maidenhood."

By her outspoken nature and simplicity of manner, "Joe,"

has won for herself a host of friends and admirers at East

Carolina. She has proved herself to be a good sport and a

thoroughly capable student. Her chief hobby, however, seems

to be waiting for the evening mail to bring good news from the East.

ESTELLE EDMUNDSON

Fremont, N. C.

Lanier Society; Wayne county Club.

"She is like an April shower-full of fun and lots of laughter."

She is very quiet until you know her well enough to reach

her inmost thoughts; then, she is as full of fun and mischief as anyone.

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ADELIA EDWARDS

Sharpsburg, N. C.

ELIZABETH EDWARDS

Greenville, N. C.

Lanier Society.

"Better to be small and shine,

Than to be large and cast a shadow."

A happy disposition is a great blessing, indeed. "Lib" is

not only happy herself, but with her bright smile and

friendly manner she has certainly been a ray of sunshine,

illuminating the life of everyone with whom she comes in contact.

IRENE ETHERIDGE

South Mills, N. C.

Poe Society; Glee Club; Camdonian Club;

Y. W. C. A. Choir.

"So earnest in her work and fun,

We know not half the work she's done."

"Weenie's" a "jolly good fellow." She must carry a box

of smiles somewhere about her for she's always wearing one.

Her friends are innumerable-her heart itself is brimful of

friendliness and good cheer.

ETHEL LEE EVERETTE

Conetoe, N. C.

Poe Society; Edgecombe County Club; Athletic

Association; Y. W. C. A. Choir

"Sweet, true and always kind,

A better pal no one could find."

Ethel we love you and yet it's hard to tell just why. The

best we can do is to say that it's because you are you. Every

-one of us feels that it has been a great opportunity to have

known and worked with you. We wish you the best of

everything and unlimited happiness.

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HELEN EDWARDS

Henderson, N. C.

Poe Society; Athletic Association; Pals Club.

"A merry heart goes all the way."

There is so much to be said about "Hialey Baby" that it

is hard to know where to begin, for her admirable qualities

mount to the sky. No one studies more than "Hialey Baby,"

yet with all her studying she finds time to smile. Withal

she is a good sport. We predict that her ambition, her sin-

cerity, and her high ideals in life will be the means of her

attaining success in the field of teaching.

ELIZABETH EVANS

Greenville, N. C.

BLANCHE FITZGERALD

Smithfield, N. C.

Lanier Society; Johnston County Club; Class Poet, '26.

"She's lucky, she's kind, sincere and true,

Quite studious, more generous than any of you."

Blanche's fine qualities along with her sweet disposition

tend to make her one among many. She is a girl with high

ideals; she is capable of assuming responsibility. We are

sure she will find success wherever she goes.

DAISY FINCHER

Mineral Springs, N. C.

"To know her is to love her; have I not said enough?"

Daisy likes college life in general, but home much better.

At first she thought of college life as a joke, but one day

something intercepted her path which caused her to take life

more seriously-"practice teaching." She is very ambitious.

Watch her succeed!

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NANCY PEARL FREEMAN

Lumberton, N. C.

Poe Society; Robeson County Club.

"Honor lies in honest toil."

"Her face is pleasant to behold.

Her eyes, they are true blue;

Her smile is worth its weight in gold,

Her manner, patient, kind and true-this is Pearl."

HELEN GOODWIN

Edenton, N. C.

Poe Society.

"Whistling, smiling or singing a song,

Happy and contented she joys along."

Helen is just the jolly kind of girl admired by everyone.

She must carry a box of smiles somewhere about her

for she's always wearing one. Her highest ambition is to

journey through life with a smile and a song and never grow old.

ELFRIEDA E. GOUGER

Mooresville, N. C.

Lanier Society; Hiking club, '25' Athletic Association;

Iredell County Club; A. U. L. O. Club, '25, '26.

Elfrieda is a very capable girl. Whatever she undertakes

she accomplishes, and we see in her future a great

success. With success we wish her happiness.

ELIZABETH LEE GRANT

Garysburg, N. C.

Lanier Society; Northampton County Club.

"Take life easy; never do today

What you can put off until tomorrow."

"Lib" is a grand old sport. When you win her friendship,

you have won something worth while. She never worries

or frets over things, but takes life as it comes to her,

and makes the best of it.

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MARY CATHERINE GRANTHAM

Goldsboro, N. C.

Lanier Society; Glee Club; College Quartet, '25, '26;

Y. W. C. A. Choir, '25, '26; Wayne County Club.

"She'll say her say if the whole world's against it."

Yes, that's "Cat" up and down, and a sweeter girl will

never be found. I must not forget her voice for when she

sings she will carm a saint.

RUTH GRANTHAM

Princeton, N. C.

Poe Society; County Club, '26.

"She's rolls them"-her eyes. She's quiet a good girl,

but after all is said and done, her special characteristic is

"She rolls them"-those eyes.

KATHLEEN GRIFFIN

Fairmont, N. C.

Lanier Society.

"Smile and the world smiles with you."

"Cat" is a treasure-when we need a friend to her we go

for never was one so willing to help. She is a generous,

good sport and never troubles trouble, and is ready for all

of the fun. We can sum "Cat" up as being a true, lovable and

sweet girl.

EVA LILLIAN GRIMES

Tarboro, N. C.

Lanier Society; Secretary Edgecombe County Club.

"A big heart wishing to do right,

And to be friends with everybody."

Here's to our Eva, one of the dearest of girls! She is a

friend to everyone, true, kind, and lovable-and what is

more to be desired in a friend? We know that she will be

successful wherever she may be.

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LUCY L. HANKS

Belmont, N. C.

Lanier County Club; Gaston County Club; Athletic Association.

"There is no truer-hearted."

Lucy's lovable and modest, sincere and true; she always

accomplishes what she starts to do. She's not afraid to say

her say; but is a steadfast girl in every way. An excellent

teacher she is sure to be, for she has the knowledge and ability.

GUSSIE LEE HARRELL

Elizabeth City, N. C.

Poe Society; Pasquotank Tribe.

"What light is brighter than the sunshine she makes for others?"

A conscientious worker and true friend is Gussie Lee.

She is blessed with an unusally brilliant mind. She is

sincere in what she says and does. There is nothing too great

for her to do for you. She has won a host of friends among

both the faculty and students.

FRANCES L. HARMAN

Titusville, Fla.

Poe Society; Athletic Association; Treasurer of Class, '26;

Tennis Club; Hiking Club; Baseball Squad; Granco Club.

"I would be friend to all-the foe-the friendless;

I would be humble, for I know my weakness,

I would look up-and laugh-and love and lift!"

A good sport, a jolly pal, a true friend in sunshine or in

rain, and ever forgetful of self-that's "Frank."

HILDA MAE HARE

Apex, N. C.

Lanier Society; Wayne County Club; Y. W. C. A. Cabinet.

"A perfect woman, nobly planned,

To warn, to comfort, and command."

Hilda always meets her tasks and difficulties with a smile.

When you are seeking information, you may assure yourself

that you will attain your desire. Sweet, good, and kind we

have found her the same yesterday, today and tomorrow. We

know that her strong ambition and her sunshiny disposition

will bring her much success.

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MINNIE HART

Seaboard, N. C.

Poe Society; Northampton County Club.

"She cannot be surpassed

Whenever it comes to wit;

She has a personality

That will in all cases fit."

If you once gain her friendship you have a friend that

is not found in many, for when she loves, she loves with her

whole heart, and is willing to make any necessary sacrifice

for those whom she loves.

MARTHA ELIZABETH HASSELL

Clayton, N. C.

Critic Junior Normal Class; Testator Senior Normal

Class' Secretary Johnston County Club' Clayton

K. Y. M. B.

"Still let me sleep, embracing clouds in vain,

And never wake to feel the day's disdain."

Martha possesses those qualities which were most admired

in our grandmothers. Her quiet and unassuming manner is

balanced by her love for frolic and fun.

She has one great weakness in the superlative degree-

sleep-sleep-sleep. She is a firm advocate of the policy of

having Mrs. Jeter to serve breakfast in the rooms and wants

classes to begin after she gets up instead of the way they

run at present. Nevertheless we know that she will make

a wide-awake teacher.

MAY HELMS

Charlotte, N. C.

ANNIE MERCER HENRY

Rocky Mount, N. C.

Lanier Society.

"Not too serious,

Not too gay'

But a rare good pal

In a rare good way."

Steady, likeable and true is Annie Mercer. She is every-

body's friend and is appreciated by all her classmates. Those

who know her love her, and no better pal can be found.

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BETSY HENRY

Rocky Mount, N. C.

Poe Society.

"Joy rises in me like a summer's morn."

"Betsy" is sweet, modest, and sincere. She has wit and

humor to make her presence enjoyable. She's "true-blue"

all the way to her heart, and is the kind that makes you see

the sunny side of life.

FRANCES HERRING

LaGrange, N. C.

Lanier Society.

"Duty comes before pleasure."

This quiet girl lives up to her motto; "Always ready

when duty calls." Yet, we find in her a humorous side.

She is always ready for fun when her duties are finished.

Frances is a good friend to have, and lucky are they who know her.

FLORENCE HICKS

Wise, N. C.

Poe Society; Tennis Club.

"To see her is to know her,

To know her is to love her."

"Flossy" is a girl loved by all who know her. She is

loyal, unselfish, and ready at any time to help anyone she can.

We are sure that the future has in store much for "Flossy."

VIRGINIA HICKS

Henderson, N. C.

Lanier Club; Granville County Club; Athletic Association.

"A smile for all, a greeting glad,

A lovable, jolly way she had."

Virginia is an all-round good girl. She's a good sport and

enjoys everything. She is always full of pep, and wears a

smile the whole day through.

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ELLEN A. HINES

Wilson, N. C.

Poe Society; Basketball Team, '25, '26; Baseball Team,

'25, '26; Track Squad, '25, '26; Athletic Association;

Lieutenant Athletic Society, '26; Captain Basketball Team, '26;

Treasurer N. G. F. Club, '26; Wearer of Letters, '25, '26.

"Ellen's eyes, Ellen's smiles,

Are all beyond expressing,

Who will be the next one vamped

Keeps us a-guessing."

Just to make a long story short, she's a good

old pal of mighty good start.

ELGIA HOCUTT

Clayton, N. C.

Poe Society; Society Representative to THE TECOAN;

Johnston County Club.

"Sympathy is the golden key that unlocks the

hearts of others."

Elgia is a thousand girls in one. She's true to the tradi-

tion of what a real East Carolina girl is: Quiet and demure

but true and steadfast. We predict for Elgia a great future

with success in more lines than one.

MILDRED PAULINE HOFFLER

Sunbury, N. C.

Poe Society.

"Rare compound of quality, noble and true.

With plenty of sense and good humor too."

A jolly, fun-lovinf and altogether likeable girl is Mildred.

On account of her tact and perseverance we know she will

always be successful in whatever she may undertake.

CLYDE HOOKS

Kenly, N. C.

Lanier Society; Johnston County Club; Hiking Club, '25.

>"Not swift nor slow to change, but firm."

She's an all-round good sport, but she knows what she

wants and she gets it. How good to be so firm,

so self-determined.

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ELIZABETH HOLLAND

Bethel, N. C.

HULDAH WALSTON HOOKS

Fremont, N. C.

Lanier Society; Hiking club; Athletic Association;

Wayne County Club; Krammers Club, '26.

"For if she will, she will, you may depend on't,

And if she won't, she won't, so there's an end on't."

Huldah, one of our cutest girls, is always ready for a

good time. Many of us envy her way of getting around

things. In her many pranks and jokes, she has won the

honorable name of "Sudie Perkins." Don't mistake this,

for "Sudie," like all of us, has her serious moments. Only those

who know her can appreciate her. Words cannot describe

her. In fun and in play just a jolly, good pal in every way-

that is "Sudie Perkins."

ANNIE ROWE HOUSE

Weldon, N. C.

Lanier Society; Chief Marshal, '26; Proctor, '26.

"She is pretty to walk with,

And witty to talk with,

And pleasant, too, to think on."

Annie Rowe's position as chief marshal "just fits" for she

is a chief among our tribe, to say nothing of the marshals.

One might call her, "a prince of a fellow," meaning of

course, that she possesses a magnetic personality, and she is

a girl who excels.

LA RUE FLOYD

Fairmont, N. C.

Poe Society; Secretary Robeson County Club; Proctor.

"To say well is good, but to do well is better."

It is just La Rue-quiet, modest and unassuming would

most nearly describe this little girl. She never sells for her

real value until after she is known. She is never too serious

to laugh, and yet, never too laughing to be serious.

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ANNIE LEE HOWARD

Greenville, N. C.

Poe Society.

"God made a heart of gold,

Shining and sweet and true,

Gave it a home of fairest mold,

Blessed it and called it you."

MARY MARGARET HUDSON

Mooresville, N. C.

Lanier Society; Vice-President of Iredell County Club;

Athletic Association; Basketball Squad; Tennis Club;

Baseball Club; Wearer of Letters; Proctor.

"A sweeter face there never grew,

Nor a being so dear and true.

The goodness, the kindness, the charm of 'U,'

Is as fresh and glowing as the morning dew."

We couldn't do without "Hudson" on our class, on our

hall or in our college. She makes us laugh, "sits on us"

with her sarcasm, yet can sympathize in our troubles.

We'll say she's a true-blue pal.

LEONA JARVIS

Straits, N. C.

Poe Society; Proctor.

Leona is full of fun and wit-

Although she is small.

She loafs-not a bit,

What her calling in life is

No one can tell,

But whatever it is

She will fill it well.

ELIZABETH JOHNSON

Goldsboro, N. C.

Poe Society; Cheer Leader of Poe Society, '25, '26;

"D" Class Cheer Leader.

"A pretty girl, a witty girl,

A fine girl so full of fun.

A brainy girl, a care-free girl,

A thousand girls in one."

She possesses a winsome personality, a happy disposition,

and the faculty of making hosts of friends. Because of her

optimistic mood. "Liz" creates such a sunny atmosphere that

the "blues" could not exist in her presence. Indeed, we

have found one of the best of sports and a delightful friend.

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FAYE JOHNSON

Conway, N. C.

Lanier Society;Northampton County Club.

"Far may we search before we find.

A heart so noble and so kind."

For an earnest, reliable thinker and worker who is

dependable, conscientious, and sure, we present you

Faye. With an opinion of her own, she bases her conclusions on

facts, and when she sets out for results she cannot be delayed.

MARY L. JOHNSTON

Mooresville, N. C.

Poe Society; Hiking Club, '25; Athletic Association;

Iredell County Club; A. U. L. I. Club, '25, '26.

"Funny and friendly,

Generous and gay,

A real good sport

In work or play."

Mary is a little girl, but, as you've often heard, the most

valuable article are wrapped in small packages. She's a

good all-round girl and success is waiting for her just around the corner.

ROSABELLE JOHNSON

Spring Hope, N. C.

Lanier Society; Athletic Association; Proctor, '25.

"A loving heart is the truest wisdom."

She's just "terribly nice." Although quiet and reserved,

she has an armful of attractive ways. Here, there,

everywhere, she's a fine old sport.

ALICE JONES

Fayetteville, N. C.

Poe Society; Vice-President of Class, '25; Basketball

Team, '25, '26; Baseball,'25; Vice-President Poe Society,

'26; Assistant Business Manager the Teco Echo, '26; Domino

Six; Athletic Association.

"Not too serious, not too gay, but a rare

good girl when it comes to play."

Wonder what Alice will be doing this morning: Singing

"Titina," teasing Ann, or dancing the Charleston? Which

ever it is you may be sure she and all the rest will have

a good time when she is around. Alice is a dandy good sport

and has a "head on her like a tack." If she keeps up her

record, East Carolina will receive glorious reports next year.

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MARGARET LEE JONES

Clayton, N. C.

Poe Society; Proctor; Secretary Junior Normal Class;

Vice-President Johnston County Club; Clayton Club;

Prophet Senior Normal Class; Senior Normal

Representative for Teco Echo; K. Y. M. B.'s.

"A perfect woman, nobly planned, to warn, to comfort

and command."

Margaret Lee seems demure at a distance but on closer

acquaintance we find that the gods have bestowed on her

that priceless possession that they give to few-a sense of

humor. She is a bundle of talent, ability and originality.

She's the stand-by of the Class of '26.

ELLEN JONES

Roanoke Rapids, N. C.

HELEN JONES

Greenville, N. C.

Poe society.

LOUISA JOYNER

Kinston, N. C.

Poe Society; Proctor, '25; Marshal, '25, '26;

Lenoir County Club.

"A pretty girl, a witty girl,

A girl so full of fun,

A brainy girl, a carefree girl-

A thousand girls in one."

Louise is truly that; she has a composite disposition, the

best always predominant. She lives each day so that her

life is an endless drama, getting as a repertoire, romance,

comedy, tragedy and all the rest, thus giving her the opportunity

of making the best of existence for those around her-and for herself.

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NELL JOYNER

Woodland, N. C.

Poe Society; Athletic Association; Northampton County Club.

"A smile for all, a greeting glad,

A lovable, jolly way she had."

Nell is always cheerful and happy and looks on the bright

side of life. She does not think it worth to spend all

her time studying because she thinks life is as worth

living now as after she has finished school.

RUBYE KILPATRICK

Dover, N. C.

Lanier Society; Athletic Association; Class

Basketball Team, '22; Lanier Society Reporter.

"A sunny disposition is half the battle."

"Pat"'s ways are true, her conduct blameless

and her frinedship lasting.

MARY VIRGINIA KILPATRICK

Snow Hill, N. C.

Lanier Society; Athletic Association; Proctor.

"Happiness is cheaper than worry, so-why pay the price?"

Mary Virginia-Well, no common words can describe her.

We don't expect them to, because she is our original girl,

and, of course, she is different. She is cheerful, she is

bright and a happier little girl is hard to find.

ERNESTINE AMANDA KING

Ahoskie, N. C.

Lanier Society; Hertford-Bertie County Club;

Inter-Society Committee, '26; K. Y. M. B.'s.

"She is gentle, she is shy but she has mischief in her eye."

When we glance at "Teenie," we at once pronounce her

the embodiment of gentleness and modesty, but as we glance

longer we perceived that she is a "fille" of the twentieth

century. She possesses the traits which make her admired by

all, but especially by one who has fallen beneath her charming ways.

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MYRTLE KNOX

Huntersville, N. C.

Lanier Society.

"Errors like straws, upon the surface flow,

He who seeks for pearls must dive below."

Myrtle is one of our girls whom you have to know to

appreciate, for she is so quiet and unassuming that her many

desirable characteristics are not clearly perceived by the

casual observer. We feel sure that when she goes out

into the world success will be hers.

ELLINOR LANE

Elizabeth City, N. C.

Lanier Society; Athletic Association; "Pasquotank Tribe."

"I leave the praises unexpressed;

I leave the greatness to be guessed."

Ellinor is quiet and faithful to a degree that commands

admiration from her classmates; a good lovable girl with a

keen sense of humor. If you have known her you will find

a worthy companion. She is loved by all who know her for

her sweetness of disposition.

MINNIE LEE LANIER

Rose Hill, N. C.

Lanier; Basketball, '26; Athletic Association, '26;

Duplin County Club.

"A cheerful heart, a cheerful smile,

A charm of friendship all the while."

Minnie Lee is a jolly, good companion. She is ever happy

and meets everyone with a smile. She is very industrious

and we wish her much success as a school "Marm."

However, we fear she will not teach very long, because-Oh,

well, you know why.

SNEEDE LEESON

Spring Hope, N. C.

Assistant Cheer Leader of Colege; Proctor;

Johnston County Club' Lanier Society; Athletic Association;

Beta Kappa Club.

"Rare compound of oddity, frolic and fun,

To relish a joke and rejoice in a pun."

"Nuff" said-that's Sneede.

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CLARICE LEWTER

Severn, N. C.

Northampton County Club; Lanier Society.

"A smile for all, a greeting glad, a lovable, jolly way she had."

Clarice is the type of girl who takes life and its trials in

a very cheerful way. She is a girl whom you have to know

to appreciate, for she is so quiet and unassuming that her

many desirable characteristics are not clearly perceived by the

casual observer. Our best wishes follow her as she leaves our

midst to pursue her cause of imparting knowledge to others.

MYRTLE LEWIS

Statesville, N. C.

Poe Society; Pitt County Club.

"Precious things are done up in small packages."

Is she a good student? Yes. With her kind and generous

disposition she has won many friends. She is always ready

and willing to lend a helping hand to those about her. Her

gentle, sincere manner will be sure to bring her many success in the future.

HELEN M. LEWIS

Statesville, N. C.

Poe Society; President of Class, '25; Vice House President,

'26; President Iredell county club; Athletic Association.

"She's sweet of disposition,

She's loving, wise and kind;

She's full of true affection;

She cannot be defined."

Helen, one of the most lovable girls in our class,

will always be remembered as the girl of the greatest ability in

performing any duty assinged her. Let us hope that she will

have just as great a success in the future as she has had

in her college career.

LUCY ELOISE LEWIS

Brevard, N. C.

Lanier Society.

"To know her is to love her."

A rare thing it is to find generosity and wisdom in one

person. Indifferent as she appears to be, there is no more

loyal friend than Eloise; she is unselfish and sincere. Like

a book she must be studied to be known, but the result is

well worth the effort.

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HELEN G. LEWIS

Belmont, N. C.

Gaston County Club, '25; Poe Society.

"Good natured and slow to anger,"

Helen is perhaps the most cheerful and good-natured of

us all. She hates no one, and we have never heard her say

harm of anyone. Just to make a long story short, she is a

good old pal of a mighty good sort.

PRUE LINEBURGER

Mt. Holly, N. C.

Lanier Society; Athletic Association.

"Prue is tru-blue through and through,

With those blue eyes she wins you,

And makes you love her too.

RAYNOR LONG

Seaboard, N. C.

Northampton Club.

"Behind her blue eyes there lies a world of mischief."

Raynor, better known as "Willie," wears a cloak of

laughter. Lest anyone should guess, that whinch is hidden

beneath it-is nothing less than mischievousness.

FANNIE LOWE

Rich Square, N. C.

Lanier Society; Vice-President of Northampton Club, '25;

Left-Hand Club, '26; Athletic Association; Baseball Squad,

'26; Tennis Club, '26; Hiking Club. '26; Proctor; Treasurer

of Lanier Society, '26; Vice-President of Class, '26.

When joy and duty clash,

Let duty go to smash."

Fannie's smile-how can we describe it? Enigmatical,

unfathomable and sweet. Her face and figure? Beautiful.

Friends? Innumerable. Does Fannie study? We have never

seen her so, yet her brilliant answers would make one

think her a genius. She is athletic and graceful; her record

as a Lanier Society treasurer speaks for her business ability.

though we have reasons to believe that in the near future one

of the opposite sex will attend to the business of two.

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CHRYSTELLE FAYE LUCAS

Benson, N. C.

Poe Society; Athletic Association; Johnston County Club;

Red-Head Club; Y. W. C. A. Choir, '26; Tennis Club, '26.

"Here's to a girl with a heart and smile,

That makes the bubble of life worth while."

A good-natured, friendly little girl is Stella. Some folks

say she is dignified-and she is sometimes-but a good sport

as well, and always ready for a good time, and equally as

ready to share it with others.

VIVIAN LUCAS

Greenville, N. C.

Poe Society.

ELVA MANESS

Biscoe, N. C.

Poe Society.

"'Tis the songs you sing and the smiles that you wear

That makes the sun shine everywhere."

The is truly fitting for Elva, as she carries sunshine

everywhere with her. She is happy and ready for mischief,

which can be told by one glance in her eyes.

ADDIE MAE MARTIN

SANFORD, N. C.

Lanier Society; Marshal, '26; Critic Senior Normal Class.

"Not too serious, but too gay,

But a rare good fellow

When it comes to play."

When you find a regular girl who is a good sport-she is

worth knowing. Such is "Mae." Her lovable disposition has

won her many friends. She never tells us much about herself

but whatever it is or wherever she is, it will be a

"lucky corner" that is filled by Mae.

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MYRTLE MASON

Atlantic, N. C.

Poe Society; Y. W. C. A. Choir.

"God made a heart of gold,

Shining and sweet and true;

Gave it a home of fairest mold,

Blessed it and called it you."

Myrtle is a girl of high ideals and perseverance,

clear-thinking and noble acting, a good student

and, best of all, a good friend.

THELMA RAE MASON

Aatlantic, N. C.

Poe Society.

"But in a sieve I'll thither

Sail, and like a rat

Without a tail, I'll do,

I'll do, and I'll do."

Let come what will and come what may, Thelma Sue, as

she is commonly known, is always ready to help. In spite

of her few faults, she is a dandy good sport and an excellent girl.

MILDRED MATTOCKS

Greenville, N. C.

Lanier Society; Secretary of Pitt County Club, '25.

"Sweet, true and always kind,

A better pal no one could find."

"Milly" has always proved herself to be a fine, true girl

and when it comes to her studies she is noticeably hard to

beat. She is a good sport, a good student and a good pal.

With her winning smile and cheerful greetings she makes the

bubbles of life worth while. We predict for her a great future.

MYRA MAYO

Washington, N. C.

Lanier Society; Beauco Club.

"She is honest and true

And always true-blue."

It can be said of Myra that she is studious and conscientious.

She is kind and always willing to lend a helping

hand. No one who goes to her for anything is turned down.

She is determined to make a good teacher, and we are sure

that she will.

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LOTTIE McCLENNY

Goldsboro, N. C.

Lanier Society; Y. W. C. A. Choir; Basketball Team, '26;

Baseball Team, '25, '26; Wearer of Letters, '25, '26;

President Athletic Association, '26' Track Team, '25, '26;

Wayne County Club, '26.

"A loving heart is the truest wisdom."

A good disposition, cheerful smile, and plenty of fun and

pep has Lottie. She's an athlete of the best kind and has

won distinction on the athletic field. You see Lottie has a

way that you must admire.

HOMISELLE McCORKLE

Salisbury, N. C.

Poe Society.

"Age cannot wither her,

Nor custom stall her infinite variety."

"Homie" came to us from William and Mary. Attractive

in manner, cheerful, with an unusually strong and winning

personality, we are proud that she finally settled down in

East Carolina. In her we have a brainy girl, who has a

host of friend.

SADIE REE McKOY

Mooresville, N. C.

Poe Society; Iredell County Club; Athletic Association.

"She is gentle, she is shy,

But she has mischief in her eyes."

Sadie Ree goes about her tasks as though they come

natural, and her little worries soon vanish to give room

for all things great and good that makes one's life great.

MARY KATE McKERNON

Sanford, N. C.

Poe Society; Athletic Association; Basketball Squad;

Tennis Club; Baseball Club; Wearer of Letters.

"Should you make a search, you could not find

A girl more attractive, sweet, and so kind;

She counts her friends, yes, by the score,

And wherever she goes, she will make many more."

Kate, "the line shooter," is a good ol' for all that.

She's there on the spot whenever she's needed, and you're

mighty right, she's wanted.

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EVA McLEAN

Maxton, N. C.

Poe Society; Robeson County Club; President of L. A. C

Club, '26; Athletic Association, '26; Class Baseball Team. '26.

"Sweet, true and always kind; a better pal no one could find."

Eva is a good sport whom everyone may depend upon doing

the right thing. She possesses a wonderful personality which

leads you to love her, for by her winning ways she

has won a place in the heart of everyone who knows her.

ETHEL McCORMICK

Laurinburg, N. C.

Lanier Society.

"Not failure, but low aim is crime."

Ethel is a friend indeed and lives up to her motto for she

has a high aim, and we feel sure she will succeed. To have

Ethel for a friend is to have one that is loyal and true.

In school she is an excellent student, and out of school she is a

good sport in every way. She is absolutely true-blue and

we count it a great privilege to know her.

KATHERINE McKENZIE

Wilmington, N. C.

Poe Society; Athletic Association; Vice-President L. A. C.

Club, '26; Class Baseball Team, '26.

"If she will she will and you may depend on it;

If she won't, she won't, and that's an end on it."

Katherine is a quiet, lovable girl and is always ready when

duty calls her. Yet, when duty is done, she is ready for play.

She is dependable, ambitious, frank in her opinions and a

good friend to have. Her classmates expect to hear great

things of her in the future.

DORIS McKEY

Mooresville, N. C.

Poe Society; Hiking Club; Iredell County Club; Athletic

Association; Wearer of Letters; A. U. L. I., '26.

"Ready in heart and ready in hand."

Doris may be serious, glum, or gay, but still she's a rare

good pal in a rare good way. She is ever a good sport and

a remarkable friend and one upon whom you can always depend.

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ANNA TAYLOR McNEILL

Kinston, N. C.

Poe Society; Marshal, '26; Lenoir County Club; Domino Six.

"She's a dainty wee thing,

She's a winsome wee thing,

She's a bonnie wee thing-

This dear little 'Mac' of ours."

Popular? Oh, my-yes! As you can easily learn by looking

either above or below this inadequate paragraph. Teachers

love her as well as classmates; in fact, we all think

"Anne T." so very angelic that we have a lurking fear that

she will some day "take wings" and leave us far behind.

RUBY MENIUS

Mooresville, N. C.

Lanier Society; Iredell County Club; Athletic Association.

"Modest and gentle, but purity shines clearly from her sweet countenance."

Ruby on first acquaintance possesses a very quiet, gentle

and dignified reserve, yet she is very alert and always ready

for fun. She is a true friend-one that anybody would be

proud to claim. What greater compliment could be paid her?

DOROTHY MAE MIDGETT

Raleigh, N. C.

Lanier Society; Wake County Club.

"She mixed wisdom with pleasure and reason with mirth."

"Dot" is a very lovable girl. She has a very jolly and

amiable nature that wins friends for her wherever she goes.

Whenever she comes into a room, she brings sunshine with

her and cheers everyone with whom she comes in contact.

She is herself a collection of the best things. "So earnest

in her work and fun, we know not half the work she's done."

We expect great things of "Dot" in the future.

FRANCES MITCHELL

Draper, N. C.

Poe Society; H. C. C., '25; H. D. D., '26; Red Head Club; '26.

"Rare compound of quality,

Noble and true,

A plenty of wit and good sense, too."

Who would think that "Frank" with her laughing brown

eyes and curly red hair was a "dignified" first grade teacher?

But that's the delightful part about "Frank." She's brimful

of fun-and a splendid sport when it's time for play-but

on serious occasions we see the graver side of her nature-

her willingness for work, good judgment, and power of concentration.

Good luck, ol' girl, and remember everybody believes in Frankness."

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PAULINE MOORE

Burlington, N. C.

Athletic Association; Proctor, '26; Secretary of Class,'26;

Poe Debater, '26; Krammers Club, '26.

"Where wits meet, sparks fly."

Jack," with her charming personality, is an inspiration

to all with whom she comes in contact. With her sunny

smile and mirthful ways she'll drive "old man-gloom" away

and leave you free to enjoy the tender blessings of happiness.

What more could we ask of anyone? Best luck, old pal, may

you reach your desired goal, and scale the ladder of success.

BLANNIE REA MORRIS

Poe Society; Proctor.

"True to her word, and her work, and her friends."

The old saying that the first impression is everlasting is

not suitable in this case. For to know Blannie is to love her.

She is funny because she is so entirely unconscious of

having said anything out of the ordinary. She never say so

much, but she looks it all.

ROMA DARE MORRIS

Atlantic, N. C.

Poe Society.

"Her joy is as deep as the ocean;

Her troubles as light as its foam."

Roma is a good, grand old girl and very lovable. When

one has won her friendship she has won something worth

while. Her loyal friendship, her frank, sincere spirit, make

her one of "Gold and White's" proudest possessions.

SADIE NEAL

Reidsville, N. C.

Lanier Society; Y. W. C. A. Cabinet; Athletic Association;

Granco Club; Tennic Club; Proctor, '24, '25; Baseball Squad;

Y. W. C. A. Choir.

"Refined, jolly and demure,

A charming girl you may be sure;

One on whom you can depend

To be a faithful, sincere friend."

Sadie is studious and of a kindly disposition. Although

she is a conscientious worker, she still believes in fun and

all varieties of sport. She is noted for having her own opinions,

and sticking by them "'til death do us part."

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EULA MAE NELSON

Greenville, N. C.

Poe Society; Pitt County Club, '25.

"Not too serious, not too gay,

But a good pal in every way."

Bubbling over with laughter-that's "Nelly." It is spontaneous,

it is irresistible, that jolly laugh of hers. She is

planning to be a school "ma-am," but those specials from

"Duke" don't seem to back up her plans. But whatever she

will be she is the grandest "pal" anyone can have.

GERTRUDE MARYAN NEWSOME

Oriental, N. C.

Lanier Society; P. C. Club; Proctor.

"She is gentle, she is shy,

But she has mischief in her eyes."

Do you know Gertrude? Well, you have heard her

because her tongue is her most active organ, and

without it she would surely "pass out." She is gentle

and kind and has friends galore. Gertrude has the reputation

of being too "frank"; but we hope she'll overcome this some day.

We believe she left her love in Oriental and anticipates going back

here sometime. Luck to you, Gertrude.

ELIZABETH NEWSOME

Goldsboro, N. C.

Lanier Society; Goldsboro Club.

"There is nothing lacking-she is true and sound."

"Lil" has the ability to do anything well that she

undertakes. It is a known fact she likes a good time, but

when time to lay aside frolic has come, there are few who can

beat her at good hard work. Such a rare combination is to

be commended.

JENNIE LILLIAN OLIVER

Pollocksville, N. C.

Lanier Society; Proctor.

"A loving heart is the truest wisdom."

In Jennie we have a good dependable student, always

considerate and willing to help others. She is just the

natural girl who has many qualities that go to make up a

well-rounded character. In her, our school is sending out a

loyal and staunch supporter.

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BEULAH PHYLLIS O'NEIL

Ocracoke, N. C.

Poe Society; Hyde County Club.

"She's sweet of disposition,

She's loving, wise and kind.

She's full of true affection;

She cannot be defined."

"Beux" is her nickname, but "Jolly," it should be,

for this word describes her, as she is always jolly with

something to tell. She has a pure heart and a noble mind,

a better pal no one could find.

BESSIE OWENS

Fountain, N. C.

Lanier Society; Edgecombe County Club; Athletic Association.

"She is not a 'Comedy of Errors.'

Nor 'A Midsummer Night's Dream,'

But take it 'As you Like It.'

She is just what she seems."

Although she has a quiet and dignified manner, she is

always ready for fun. Bessie is a very studious girl, and

always ready to help others.

MARY HOLLIE PARKER

Lasker, N. C.

Poe Society; Northampton County Club.>.

"And underneath it all lies a heart of purest gold."

Hollie has a lovable diposition. She is dependable, cheerful

and loyal, a girl with high ideals and she is capable of

assuming much responsibility. Since she has been a student

at East Carolina she has shown that she is competent of doing

things. We all know she will be a success as a teacher.

MILDRED PATE

New Bern, N. C.

Lanier Society; Athletic Association; Staff Reporter.

"An open-hearted maiden,

True and pure."

She is always faithful to her duty, and true to those with

whom she makes friends. With these traits we wish her

great success in her teaching career.

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SARAH C. PATRICK

Gastonia, N. C.

Poe Society; Athletic Association; Gaston County Club,

"Her heart is in her work."

Sarah is one of those good, steady, dependable girls

who can always be relied upon in whatever she undertakes.

She is happiest when teaching a class of first grade children,

and that is what she plans to do next year. Because of the

ability she has shown as a teacher, and pleasing disposition,

she is bound to succeed wherever she goes.

ELIZABETH PAUL

Pembroke, N. C.

Lanier Society; Robeson county Club; Athletic Association;

Social Director L. A. C. Club, '26.

"Divinely tall, and full of grace,

Surely you know this maiden

With the lovely face."

"Lib's" hair is not more sunny than her smile. No situation

is too trying for her. She is always calm, serene, dignified

and generous. She is very studious and at her post of duty on time,

every time. To know her is to love her.

GRACE PETERSON

Vanceboro, N. C.

Lanier Society; Athletic Association.

"None but herself can be her parallel."

Grace wins the love and admiration of all who come in

contact with her. Her quiet dignity, her sweet and unselfish

disposition, and her noble ideals combine to make a character

which is indeed worthy of a true girl. We do not need to prophesy

success-her every characteristic foretells it.

ALLIE RAE PAUL

Edward, N. C.

Poe Society; President of the Beauco Club; Athletic Association.

"Behind those brown eyes there lies much mischief."

There are many people who think she is quiet, but those

of us who know her will surely deny it. Quiet and reserved

in appearance, she is as good sport as can be found. She

never fails to help a friend in need. Here's to you, Allie

rae, you'll surely succeed.

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NAOMI PETERSON

Parkersburg, N. C.

Poe Society.

"Life is real, life is earnest."

Her manner is quiet and dignified, and her deep brown

eyes suggest a serious conscientious mind. Naomi is a good

student, always at class on time and preparing her lessons

day by day. Though talkative she isn't a chatterer, but

talks interestingly and sensibly. You should hear her tell

about a picture she has seen or a story that she has read.

DORA PHELPS

Belhaven, N. C.

Poe Society; Beaufort County Club.

"Sweet, true, and always kind,

A better pal no one can find."

Dora is a very sweet girl anl full of fun.

ELLIE PHIFER

Marshville, N. C.

Poe Society; Assistantm Editor of THE TECOAN, '26;

Class Editor, '25; Union County Club.

"She's kind, she's modest, sincere and just,

More studious, more generous than most of us."

Steadiness, pluck and determination fit Ellie exactly. By

her helpfulness, her friendship, and her cheerful manner she

grows in the hearts of all. Her words, sometimes softly

spoken, carry weight because of the personality behind them.

She's a true representative of the best things of life, and as

human and fun-loving as any of us.

ANNIE PHIPPS

Gibsonville, N. C.

Lanier Society.

"If ever she knew an evil thought

She spoke no evil word."

Annie was ever a friend to all who came her way and

was always ready to help us and cheer us on our way. We

wish you the greatest of success in your work and may

"Dame Fortune" be ever with you, but may her daughter,

"Misfortune," never come near you.

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BLANCHE L. PIERCE

Pikeville, N. C.

Lanier Society: Wayne County Club; Proctor.

"Blanche smiled, and all the world was gay."

You may search the world over, but you will never find

another like Blanche. She is true-blue and we count it a

privilege to have her as one of our friends. A sweeter girl

cannot be found. She goes about with a smile of happiness

and content which she shares with everyone. She's a friend

worth having.

MARY LEE PITTMAN

Greenville, N. C.

Poe Society.

"Sometimes we find hearts that are big,

Always willing to give their all;

In the heart of this girl we find

Ideals that will never fall."

The friendliest friend on the campus-that's "Pitt."

There's comfort and kindness in the ready twinkle of her

eager eyes. "As welcome as sunshine in every place, so is

the beaming approach of her good-natured face." She is not

only a friend in deed, but a friend in need; thus we are loathe

to bid her good-bye.

FRANCES HOKE POLLOCK

Kinston, N. C.

Poe Society.

"Sweet, true and always kind,

A better pal no one could find."

A sympathetic interpretation of human nature, charm of

personality and unselfishness unite to make "Polly" a success

in human relationships. Her strength of character, her perseverance,

together with a firm determination, have fixed her in the hearts

of her classmates, and they will ever remember her as a friend sincere and true.

PHILADELPHIA HOSEA POPE

Fayetteville, N. C.

Poe Society; Proctor, '25; Vice House President, '26;

President Senior Normal Class, '26; Red Head Club, '26;

Domino Six, '26.

"You'll always find her true and just,

A girl whom all will love and trust."

You'll find "Dell" on the spot when there is a good time

to be had. She isn't quiet-yet-she isn't loud. Yes, that's

true-you'll find her if you need advice, too.

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JOSIE PEARL PROCTOR

Sharpsburg, N. C.

Poe Society; Proctor, '24, '25; President Edgecomb

County Club, '25, '26; Athletic Association; Krammmer Club.

"I pin my faith to no man's sleeve,

Have I not two eyes of my own?"

Some are born with beauty and some with brains, but it

is seldom that we find them both in one person. "Jodie

Britt's" sparkling blue eyes have effect upon all those about

her, and just one of her smiles forces the gloomy person to

say, "Be gone, dull care, I'll have none of thee." She is

known as a true sport wherever we find her. She is a link

in the chain which binds us together and we could not have

been complete without her.

ETHEL PREVATT

Buies, N. C.

Poe Society; Basketball Team, '25, '26; Captain Basketball

Team, '25; Treasurer L. A. C. Club, '26; Robeson County Club,

'25, '26; Athletic Association; Hiking Club, '25; Captain of

Olympian Athletic Society, '26; Wearer of Letters, '25, '26;

Captain of Baseball Team, '25; Track Club, '25, '26; Tennis Team, '25, '26.

RAMONA RAY

Greenville, N. C.

Lanier Society; Treasurer of Pitt County, '25. '26.

"Beauty, refinement and friendliness,

Three in one-that's 'Mona'."

Mona is one of the most attractive girls in our class and

is renowned, not only because of her fairness but because

she possesses so many sterling qualities. She is the kind of

girl that can make sunshine in life's darkest places. We predict

for her a successful future in the teaching profession.

LESSIE REEL

Grantsboro, N. C.

Lanier Society.

"If wisdom's ways she wishes to know,

Five things she observes with care,

Of whom she speaks.

To whom she speaks.

And how, and when,

And where."

Lessie's favorite pastime is watching for the postman,

but just the same, she always makes good.

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MAE RICE

Stonewall, N. C.

Poe Society.

"Nothing endures but personal qualities."

Mae came to us her Senior year from Cullowhee State

Normal. Though she has been with us only a while, we have

found in her those things which make a real character. Mae

wins the love and admiration of all who come in contact with her.

Her quiet dignity, her sweet disposition, and her noble ideals combine

to make a character which is indeed worthy of a true girl.

VERLA RICHARDSON

Monroe, N. C.

Lanier Society; Union County Club.

"Ye shall know her by her smile."

Quiet so. Verla has a smile for everyone. Some may

think her dignified. So she is, but just the kind if dignity

to win the respect of one and all. Never too busy is she to

stop and help others. She'll help in anything but Math,

When it comes to that she looks up with that smile and says,

"Me don't know." Verla is a girl who does and will win

bushels of friends. She is a girl who is out to succeed and

watch what I say, "She will do it."

IRENE RIDDICK

Elizabeth City, N. C.

Lanier Society; Athletic Association.

"Honor lies in honest toil."

She is always prompt and true to her word; independent

and self-reliant."

RUBY LOUISE WOODROOF

Roanoke Rapids, N. C.

Lanier Society; D2 Club; More Eaters Club; Halifax

County Club.

"Quiet in appearance with motives unknown."

To appreciate her is to know her well. She works untiringly

always letting work come before pleasure, but in the end she

reaps her just reward. She is an earnest student and we feel that

the way to success is known to her."

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HILDEGARDE ROBERTS

Mount Olive, N. C.

Lanier Society; Wayne County Club.

"If she will she will, but if she won't, she won't."

Girls have you ever been "strolling" with her? Try it

sometime and see if we don't know that "if she will, she will,

but if she won't, she won't."

LEOTA ROBINSON

Atlantic, N. C.

"Lanier Society.

"She's lucky, she's kind, sincere and true,

Quiet studious, more generous, than any of you."

A happy disposition is a great blessing indeed. Leota is

not only happy herself but with her bright smile and friendly

manner she has certainly been a ray of sunshine, illuminating

the life of everyone with whom she comes in contact. Her ambition

is to journey through life with a smile and never grow old.

MARGARET ROBINSON

Goldsboro, N. C.

Poe Society; Social Chairman N. G. F. Club; Athletic Association.

"Do you love life? Then live around a friend."

Margaret is a jolly, good old sport, plenty of pep, and

as helping a hand as ever you met. She is one who feels

that, "when worry means death she will live forever."

WILLTE LEWIS ROBINSON

Ridgeway, N. C.

Lanier Society.

"She's lucky, she's kind, sincere and true,

Quiet studious, more generous than any of you."

Willie is a quiet girl, but one in whom quietness is admired.

She lends a helping hand to everybody. Her ambition is to

be a school "marm" in Franklin county.

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MARY ROBINSON

Morven, N. C.

Lanier Society; Proctor; Athletic Association.

"The way to have friends is to he one."

Sure, and it's always a friend you'll have with many

around. She is a rare combination of good humor and hard

work; a girl to be liked for her charming personality. Where-

ever she roams she will carry with her the sincere wishes of

each and every member of the Class of '26.

LESSIE ROSE

Nashville, N. C.

Poe Society; Proctor.

"To know her is to love her."

Quiet and reserved is Lessie, and we agree that if

"Beauty is as beauty does" she, too, is quite beautiful.

She is a faithful and capable worker. Her actions are

always from honest motives and mindful of her fellow man.

We have all learned to love her.

NANNIE LEIGH ROYSTER

Bullock, N. C.

Lanier Society; Athletic Association; Proctor;

Secretary of Granville County Club.

"Whistling, laughing, or singing a song, happy and content

she joys along."

"Nancy" is a sweet old girl, and is loved by everyone

who knows her. She is studious and not a book worm, because

she's always ready for fun. She is inclined to be mischievous,

but is so innocent-looking she never gets caught.

INDIA EARLE ROUSE

Dillon, S. C.

Poe Society; Proctor.

"To be loved is all I need, and whom I love, I love indeed."

Happy-go-lucky girl! Seldom worrying over anything!

One might think she was very quiet and dignified by only

seeing her in the classroom, but that is only the face she

wears while obtaining knowledge. Always kind and sympathetic,

everybody's buddy, that's her nature.

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ELOISE SASSER

Goldsboro, N. C.

Poe Society; Secretary of Wayne County Club, '26; Vice-President of N. G. F.

Club, '26; Glee Club, '25, '26; Y. W. C. A. Choir; Wearer of Letters, '26.

"A smile is a type that is liked by all,

Boys and girls, both big and small."

"Just a dear, fine pal

Everybody knows;

Attractive and sweet,

Loved everywhere she goes."

CLEO GERTRUDE SAULS

Conway, N. C.

Poe Society; Athletic Association; Proctor,'25;

Northampton County Club.

"Behind those brown eyes there lies much mischief."

Cleo is an all-round sport, and we all just love her. She

will be missed when her merry voice and laughter cease to

ring in the dormitory for it is she who hears no burden of

sorrow. She is so lively that none can resist her, and all are

led to happiness and enjoyment.

MAE SEAGROVES

Carthage, N. C.

Poe Society.

"Kind, whole-hearted, faithful, and true."

Mae is a very quiet girl with a big heart, wishing to do

right and to be friends with everybody.

ADA BELLE SESSOMS

Ahoskie, N. C.

Poe Society; Proctor, '25; Hertford-Bertie County Club,

'26; K. Y. M. B.'s; Athletic Assiociation.

"Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?

Thou art more lovely and more temperate."

A girl with a pair of square shoulders, a pleasing smile

and a pair of eyes that look into the faces of her friends with

a softness and a sincereness that makes on know that Ada

is a true friend, a great companion and an associate in whose

presence we maintain just pride.

We are setting out on a road with but detour after detour,

but we feel that when we reach the ultimate end of the path,

we will find Ada there in all the glory that could be gathered

in the course of the long tirals.

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IRENE SIMMONS

Pollocksville, N. C.

Poe Society.

"Kind and pleasant, full of fun, loving and thoughtful to

everyone-that's 'Simmie'."

Irene is a hard worker and she always meets her tasks

and difficulties with a smile. We know that her strong

ambition and her sunshiny disposition will bring her to much

success wherever she goes.

BLANCHE SMITH

Avden, N. C.

Poe Society.

CATHERINE SMITH

Ruby, S. C.

Poe Society; Y. W. C. A. Choir; Athletic Association;

Proctor; Sergeant-at-Arms, '26; South Carolina Club.

"Run if you like and try to keep your breath;

Work like a man, but don't be worried to death."

If it's primping it's "Cat,"

If it's giggling it's "Cat,"

If it's for fun, skipping classes, dancing, going a-flirting, it's

not "Cat."

For all her chatter and nonsense "Cat" is not lacking in

brains. We ourselves may be slow-witted, but "Cat" may

be depended upon to see through every humorous happening.

Behind it all is a true heart.

ISABEL SMITH

Red Springs, N. C.

Poe Society; Robeson County Club; Athletic Association.

"A pretty girl, a witty girl,

A girl so full of fun,

A brainy girl, a carefree girl,

A thousand girls in one."

It takes all the above combination to make up this

pleasing personality known as Isabel, or to her intimate friends,

as "Izzy." You may search the world over, but you will never find

another like Isabel.

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LOLA ADELINE SMITH

Reidsville, N. C.

Lanier Society; Y. W. C. A.

"To see her is to know her,

To know her is to love her."

Here's the girl whom the girls delight in, and the boys

all fall for-"To know her is to love her." She possesses a

strong character and has a very pleasing personality. We wish

Lola success in all her work, but we also know that she is not

planning to make teaching school her life-time profession.

MILDRED HOLMES SMITH

Ruby, S. C.

Poe Society; Representative to Student Council, '25;

House President, '26; Y. W. C. A. Choir; Athletic

Association; South Carolina Club. '25, '26.

"A friendly heart has plenty of friends,

Did I hear you say 'a clever and funny person'?"

Surely you must have been speaking of "Mickey" for she

is one of the existing true wits-besides being a wit, she is

a teacher of no mean capacity and a most capable hand at

writing lesson plans. Whenever we hear someone talking about

A. S. D. C. we always know that "Mickey" is holding

forth on her favorite subject.

MARTHA WOOD SPIVEY

Rich Square, N. C.

Lanier Society; Basketball Team; Northampton County

Club; Proctor; Athletic Association.

"A sunshine heart, a soul for song,

Love for hate, and right for wrong."

"Tussie" Wood is all that goes to make an all-round good

girl. She is loyal, unselfish, and ready at any time to lend

a helping hand. You do not really appreciate her until you

know her, and the more you know her the better you like her.

WILLIE LEE SPIVEY

Rich Square, N. C.

Poe Society; Athletic Association; President of Northampton Club,

'25; Proctor.

"Some say the world is made for fun and frolic; so do I."

Willie Lee is a good all-round girl. She is a good student,

but finds plenty of time for fun. Her heart is as kind

as it is mirthful.

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LOUISE STANFORD

Kinston, N. C.

Lanier Society; Lenoir County Club, '25, '26.

"Kind and pleasant, full of fun,

Loving and thoughtful to everyone-that's 'Wese'."

To be associated with her means to her. With her

amiable nature she makes friends wherever she goes. She

has a pure heart and a very noble mind; a girl any sweeter

would be hard to find. We expect great things of her in

the future.

RUTH STANTON

Stantonsbury, N. C.

Poe Society.

"None but herself can be her parallel."

She's the kind of girl you like better every time you see

her. Very reserved at first, but when you know her you

are astonished to find that she has been your friend all along.

Ruth came to us in our Senior year from Cullowhee, N. C.

Their loss was our gain and we have found in Ruth a real

friend who is true and lasting.

EFFIE ISABEL STRAWN

Marshville, N. C.

Poe Society; Secretary and Treasurer of Union County Club.

"Not too serious, not too gay,"

But a rare, good girl in every way."

Steady, clever, conscientious, ambitious, fun-loving, a true

friend, a willing worker, a good all-round girl-that's Effie.

NANCY RUBY STRICKLAND

Spring Hope, N. C.

"Sweet, true, and always kind,

A better pal no one could find."

A ruby is a precious stone, but in this "Ruby" you will

find treasure more precious than those in mere stone. She

is one of the most lovable, loyal and industrious girls on

the "Hill." A sweeter girl cannot be found-she is a friend

worth having.

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THELMA SYLIVANT

Snow Hill, N. C.

Lanier Society.

"She's true to her word, her work and her friends."

Although Thelma is quiet and unassuming, there is a

limit to the suffering she will endure. She is a diligent

worker, a loyal friend and a good all-round companion. So

here's hoping you success, abd many friends, Thelma.

ELLA TUCKER SMITH

Greenville, N. C.

Lanier Society.

"She walks the waters like a thing of life,

And seems to dare the elements of strife."

BETTIE ROSE TAYLOR

Gumberg, N. C.

Lanier Society; Proctor; Northampton County Club.

"Happy am I; from care I'm free!

Why aren't they all contented like me!"

With her lovable, jolly way she wins a place in the heart

of everyone. She is ever a good sport and a true friend and

always there to do a service for you. It would be hard to

find a girl more noble and kind.

MARTHA REBECCA THIGPEN

Tarboro, N. C.

Lanier Society; Proctor; Vice-President of Edgecombe

County Club; Athletic Association.

"And she herself is sweeter than the sweetest thing she knows."

We call her "Beck" for short, and you can bet we call her lots, too.

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JULIA TOLAR

Lumber Bridge, N. C.

Lanier Society; Robeson County Club; Mathematics Club.

"A cheerful heart, a cheerful smile,

A charm of friendship all the while."

In Julia we find a combination of sunshine and laughter;

she neverleave her smile behind, because it is a part of

her. As to her future-well, there are rumors and rumors,

you know-but-it could be nothing but bright, whether she

enters the teaching profession or some other.

MARY FANNIE TREXLER

Wadesboro, N. C.

Lanier Society.

"She has a from of fairy grace,

A dimpled, smiling, lovely face,

In her character no blemish you could find,

And her personality will linger on through aeons of time."

Mary Fannie is an ideal type, for she's witty, intelligent,

industrious, cute, pretty, irresponsible, irresistible.

NELLIE TRIPLETT

Winston-Salem, N. C.

Lanier Society; Athletic Association; Pals Club; Lefthand Club.

"God made a heart of gold.

Shining and sweet and true;

Gave it a home of fairest mold.

Blessed it and called it you."

Do you know her? Don't you love her? The elements

are so mixed in "Trip" that all nature might stand up

and say, "This is a woman." Born with the initiative of a

leader, she possesses the rare ability of following well. By

nature she is artistic and temperamental, yet practical and

business-like when occasion demands. She does not court

popularity-it is hers without soliciting. Above all, she is

a friend to her friends.

MIRIAM TURLEY

Clayton, N. C.

Lanier Society; Clayton Club; Johnston County Club.

"Happiness is cheaper than ivory;

Why pay the highet price?"

Is Turley popular? Decidedly. Like Postum, "There's

a reason." She is a living specimen of personified optimism.

She believes in taking everything as it comes and worrying

over nothing. She leaves the frowns and cares to someone

else; why should she be bothered with them. Your good

nature W'ill take you anywhere. Miriam, so "step on the gas."

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JULIA JACKSON TYLER

Rich Square, N. C.

Lanier Society; Athletic Association; Representative to

Student Council, '26; Northampton County Club; Proctor.

"A friendly girl, a witty girl,

A girl so full of fun,

A brainy girl, a carefree girl,

A thousand girls in one."

"Juby Tyler" is never "down and out," but always on the

move for something better. She is just serious enough to be

loved and mischievous enough to make you keep on loving

her. She always has a smile and "Hey" for everyone.

FLORENCE DELIGHT TYLER

Rich Square, N. C.

Poe Society; Athletic; Red-Head Club; Northampton County Club.

"She is of so free, so kind, so apt, so blessed a disposition."

With her pleasing manner and splendid disposition. Florence

is a true and loyal friend, one who believes that the way to

have friends is to be one.

LOUISE TYNDALL

Kinston, N. C.

Lanier Society; Athletic Association, '25, '26; Lenoir

County Club, '25, '26; Business Manager L. A. C. Club, '26;

Proctor.

"Attractive and sweet

And hard to beat;

Interested and true, and if she likes you, will stand by you."

Louise has intelligence, determination, endurance, and

a keen sense of humor. You need not go further, if it's for

a real true pal you are searching.

BERTHA TYSON

Saratoga, N. C.

Poe Society; Athletic Association.

Bertha is just a dear little friend,

With a dimple in her chin,

And with her happy little grin,

She is always sure to win."

Bertha is a wide-awake, studious girl, liked by all. She

loves mischief, and plays many pranks on unsuspecting classmates.

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ELIZABETH TYSON

Ayden, N. C.

Lanier Society; Proctor; Athletic Association:

Pitt County Club.

"Life without laughing is a weary blank."

There is a ray of sunshine to be found in the darkest

places when Elizabeth is around. She possesses a wonderful

personality which leads you to love her, for by her winning

ways she has won a place in the heart of everyone who knows her.

MELBA WARREN

Burlington, N. C.

Lanier Society; Athletic Association, '26; Class President,

'25; Class Editor of The Tecoan, '26; Secretary of

Lanier Society, '26; Krammers Club, '26; Tennis Club, '26;

Hiking Club, '26.

"You can live without knowledge, you can live wihtout books,

But civilized men cannot live without cooks."

Good cooks did you say? You know that's Melba. She

evidently knows the way to reach a man's heart to perfection,

for she has a "string of admirers" that would reach from here to-er-.

Aside from this peculiar gift all her own, Melba is endowed with an

unlimited supply of "pen," an inestimable quality of "ready wit" and

determination. She is a high-minded student and everybody's friend. Melba

is Melba and she's all right! She has proven very efficient in the many

offices she has held for the past two years.

MABEL E. WARREN

Littleton, N. C.

Lanier Society; Halifax County Club.

"If ever she knew an evil thought,

She spoke no evil word."

Always cheerful and gay, that's Mabel. Her winning

ways have won her many friends at East Carolin. Her

good nature, congenial smile and perseverance combine to

make her one of the most loyal of the Class of '26.

ELIZABETH WATSON

Hamer, S. C.

Lanier Society; Member South Carolina Club, '25, '26.

"She is wise if I can judge of her, and fair she is, if that

mine eyes are there,

And true she is, as she has proved herself."

If you've heard of girls with intelligent minds,

If you've heard of girls who are dear,

If you've heard of girls with quiet refinement,

Then this is 'Lib' a friend sincere.

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JOHNNIE WATSON

Pine Level, N. C.

Lanier Society; Athletic Association; Secretary of

Johnston County Club.

Whistling, laughing, or singing a song,

Happy and contented she jogs along."

A more wonderful personality you would have to search

hard to find. She is gentle, kind and thoughtful. This

combination of her lovable qualities, together with her winning

smile, has gained for her a coveted place among her classmates.

ELLEN F. WEEKS

Clinton, N. C.

Lanier Society.

"She is always quiet and dignified."

Ellen is one of our quiet, studious girls from Sampson

county. She is a very quiet and reserved girl, and those of

us who are lucky enough to know her say, "To know Ellen

is to love her." She is always sincere, and stands well in her class.

MARGARET WESTON

Lake Landing, N. C.

Poe Society.

"A big heart always wishing to do right and be friends with everybody."

The way to have friends is to be one, that is why Margaret has won the

friendship of all those who know her.

ANNA WETHINGTON

Grifton, N. C.

Lanier Society; Pitt County Club.

"Impulsive, earnest, quick to act,

And makes her generous thought a fact."

Anna is a good student, loves a good time and has a

merry soul whose mirth is contagious. Her winning ways

are true, her conduct blameless, and will hold a permanent

place in the hearts of her East Carolina friends.

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MARJORIE GENEVIEVE WILLIAMS

Clayton, N. C.

"Love is the perfect sum of all delight."

Margie is hard to beat, as sweet and fine a girl as can

be found in the Class of '26. 'Though a bit mischievous she

may sometimes be, her spirit of comradeship and unselfishness

has won for her a host of friends at East Carolina.

Though she now says that she will teach, we say that she will teach-one-.

EUNICE WILLIAMS

Parmelee, N. C.

Poe Society; Martin County Club.

"Sometimes we find hearts that are big,

Always willing to give their all,

In the heart of this girl, we find

Ideals that will never fall."

With her persistent determination she is bound to win.

She is always happy and ready for fun, which can be told

by one glance at her eye. Good luck to you, Eunice, and

may success be ever yours.

LYDIA MARIE WILLIS

Atlantic, N. C.

Lanier Society.

"Character is like a diamond that scratches every other stone."

Lydia is a ray of sunshine, the kind of a girl that makes

you feel better when you meet her. Her cheerfulness, continual

talking, and singing makes her a noted one in her class.

Her ambition is to have a college education and always to be happy.

MARIE WILLIAMS

Kinston, N. C.

Poe Society; Lenoir County Club.

"Quiet in nature, jolly in play,

Marie is a dear, sweet girl in every way."

"Ree" is as quiet and placid as the night breeze. She is

always ready to do her duty, and is a girl whom everyone

may depend on to do the right thing. She possesses a wonderful

personality which leads one to love her.

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Swan Quarter, N. C.

Lanier Society; Hyde County Club.

"Kind and pleasant, full of fun

Loving and thoughtful to everyone,

You couldn't find any better

Or sweeter girl in East Carolina

Than dear little Miriam."

MOZELLE FRANKLYN WORKMAN

Hillsboro, N. C.

Lanier Society; Proctor.

"A disposition so sweet and a character so sound,

Beauty so charming and manner so kind,

A better pal, no one could find."

It is possible for a girl to have a million admirable

qualities, Mozelle has a million of them. Good descriptive

adjectives are exhaustible when it comes to describing her.

CATHARINE FISHER

Battleboro, N. C.

Lanier Society; Secretary Edgecombe County Club; More

Eaters Club, '24; Proctor, '24.

"Love her? Well, I guess I do;

Love her mighty fond and true,

Love her better every day,

Dunno why-it's just her way."

"Kat" has been a member of "our" great family only since

Christmas, but in this short while, she has won the love of

all who know her. Her dainty, neat appearance and her attractive,

winsome manner fill us all with envy, and have won for her the

chief place in somebody's heart. All these things are admirable, but

the reason we love her is because-well, it's just her way.

OPHELIA FLOYD

Fairmont, N. C.

Lanier Society; Robeson County Club.

"Sweet, true, and always kind,

A better pal no one could find."

Ophelia is just an "all around" girl whom we love. She

possesses the quality of being the same wherever you see her

and this wins for her quick and lasting friends. She is always

ready for play when her duties are done.

LILLIE FOGLEMAN

High Point, N. C.

Lanier Society; Athletic Association: Proctor.

"To see her is to admire her;

To know her is to love her."

A girl whose ideals claim the highest; a girl whose nature

is above reproach; a girl whose friendship is prized by many-

such is the girl whose name stands above.

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HISTORY OF SENIOR NORMAL CLASS

If ye would hear a college story told

By one who loves the golden days of yore,

She spent within the bound'ries fair of that

Beloved school ye call E. C. T. C.,

Then give ye heed to the chronicles of what

Ye will agree to be a class of pow'r

And loyalty, of worthy work, of fun

And mirthful gayety. Such class behold

In the lengthy roll of Nineteen Twenty-Six.

Eleven score were we when eagerly

On September twenty-third we came

To our beloved Alma Mater here.

And enrolled beneath the banner fair

Of the Junior Normal Class, and soon became

Well known, for short, by our class name, the "C's."

We organized our class at last, and chose

Bright Helen Lewis for president.

Thus we began our happy gatherings

And many joys and strange experiences.

All Hallows came around at last; then we

With faces all by dominoes obscur'd

Right merrily went forth to festival.

In previous years it was the custom gay,

For "C's" and "D's" on each Thanksgiving Day

To see whose basketball could win the game.

On the happy day we gathered all our force

Around the court to watch the tournament.

Alas! we did receive disappointment sore.

For the other team was proven stronger far.

The Christmas holidays next passed away.

Then back to work we steadily did go;

And very soon with one accord we chose

Wee Robert Fitzgerald our mascot true.

In full array and peacock proud, we bought

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A ring to signify our rank and class.

And then in social mood, to the "D's" we gave

Our tickets complimentary to an hour

Of beautiful reading by Miss Everts.

In May our team of basketball redeemed

Its name, proving strongest on the field.

To us thus came the prize-silver cup,

And jealous were our conquered foes.

So June the second brought our closing day,

And most joyful began vacation days.

For three long happy moons at home.

Again, September twenty-ninth, we came

To this our Alma Mater dearer grown.

Two hundred now were we. Some returned not

To take the place they held the year before.

October-the Touley Opera Company

Presented under "D" class auspices.

An opera grand to girls and public, too.

In that eventful month we chose Dell Pope

To wear the dignity of president.

Then during April's gay and happy days,

A play, we did present with great success.

Relentless time kept pressing faster on.

E'er driving hard our college days away

To distant lands of memory so dear.

For June the seventh brought Class Day's program

And swiftly June the eighth arriv'd

With its dear joy and sorrows sweet entwined.

This day to us were given diplomas fair.

We bade to Alma Mater good-byes sad;

Much longer fain we would have lingered here;

To stronger calls we turned reluctant hearts.

For we are bound to the dear and friendly halls

From whence we bear the fair ensign of truth,

Which our beloved Alma Mater dear

Has trusted us to bear for hence throughout

The land where duty says, "Here ye must serve."

-Maude Clay.

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PEP

STYLE

INDEPENDENCE

DIGNITY

KNOWLEDGE

Senior Normal Statistics

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CHARM

LOVE

BEST KNOWN

FUN

WIT

Senior Normal Statistics

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LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF THE SENIOR NORMAL CLASS

State of North Carolina,

County of Pitt,

Town of Greenville.

WE, the Senior Normal Class of 1926, East Carolina Teachers College,

being of sound health and disposing in mind and memory; realizing

our human frailities and being fully aware that through the hour

glass of youth the sand is constantly flowing; knowing that when the last grain

has trickled through we too will pass over the Great Divide into another life;

full sensitive to the fact that upon our passing there will be some things that

must remain, we do declare and publish this, our Last Will and Testament,

hereby expressly revoking any and all wills heretofore made by us.

Section I

Article 1.-To our Alma Mater we wish to express our sincerest love. We,

the Class of '26, wish the fact to be known that we will ever be true to the

ideals that have been so faithfully instilled in us during our college life.

Article 2.-We bequeath to our Alma Mater our experience, the best of all

teachers, in order that she may use it for the benefit of future seekers of

knowledge.

Article 3.-To our parents who have borne the financial burden of all our

bills, trips, tuitions, matriculations, etc., we leave our records as model

daughters and our ever-present appreciation.

Article 4.-To our faculty, the members of which have toiled so patiently

with us through our many trials and guided us hopefully through many a doubtful

hour and placed within our reach such an abundance of opportunities,

we extend our deepest gratitude.

Article 5.-To our beloved President, Mr. Wright, we leave a promise from

the gods, that he may always be youthful in thoughts and spirit and by being

so give to our successors the full advantage we have enjoyed.

Article 6.-To Mr. Austin, in appreciation for numerous services he has

rendered us, we promise to be ideal teachers, always remembering our aims.

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Section II

Article 1.-To the Junior Normal class we leave an abundance of note books

on all subjects, with an additional copy of the book entitled, "How to Study,"

by Weno Likee.

Article 2.-To the Freshmen we impart our secrets on how to look pretty,

be witty an wise.

Article 3.-To the Sophomores we leave a typed copy (one each) of all

rules and regulations to help them remember they have a long road to travel

before they reach the pinnacle of privileges etc.

Article 4.-To the Juniors we leave all our dignities and responsibilities,

fully aware of the fact that they will be of use in the near future.

Section III

We, the Class of '26, do make and declare the following assingments of

personal poperty:

1. I, Ada Belle Sessoms, leave my bank account which consists of one

single "Bill" to Helen Newell.

2. I, Annie Rowe House, leave me surplus pounds of flesh to Helen

Stearne, sincerely hoping that she will use them as wisely as I have.

3. I, Frances Mitchell, bequeath my popularity with the student council to

any Freshman who thinks she can bear it.

4. I, Jennie Aiken, leave my pen to any Junior Normal student possessing

my skill in writing for the Teco Echo.

5. I, Margaret Lee Jones, tearfully leave Iola Tankard.

6. I, Dell Pope, leave my incessant blushing to the roots of my hair.

7. We, Iula and Iola Britt, leave our ability to keep everyone guessing

(which is which), to any and all twins at East Carolina.

8. I, Mary Emma Bizzell, leave my baby talk to any "C" who thinks she

can get away with it.

9. I, Ethel Prevatt, leave my love for sport and my ability as an athlete to

Evelyn Cahoon.

10. I, Martha Hassell hereby leave town before anyone who reads the

foregoing testations.

-Martha Hassell

Class Testatrix, '26.

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SENIOR NORMAL CLASS PROPHECY

It was the hour of midnight and I, weary with the cares of my position,

walked alone in the forest. All unafraid I walked until I came to a

large opening where in the center of this space, looking into her cauldron,

sat a witch, mumbling magic-like words to herself. Upon hearing footsteps, she turned.

"And what do you want?" she said to me.

"Oh, I have such a responsibility." said I, "I wish to know what has happened

to all of my classmates. You see, it has been twenty-five years since last

we met and I know not how to start in finding them. Can you not help me?"

"Will you be seated?" she said to me.

Then she began pouring unknown ingredients into the pot and meanwhile chanting the magic words:

"Bubble, bubble, toil and trouble,

Fire burn and cauldron bubble.

In this pot the fates are fixed

Of the members of the Class of '26."

And this is what she told me:

Dell Pope, upon graduation, received many offers of good positions in the

teaching world. She taught for a while in the schools of Raleigh but is now

Associate Editor of the News and Observer. She was surprised to find her

friend, Fannie Lowe, as one of the advertising managers.

Melba Warren succumbed to an attack of the heart soon after graduation

and they say that the wedding was one of the most magnificent in North Carolina.

Her former roommate, Ursula Bateman, was maid of honor, and several

of the Class of '26 were present at the wedding. Among them were Jennie L.

Oliver, Mary E. Bryan, Elizabeth Newsome and Josie Proctor.

In 1945. the Teco Echo published the following news: "Friends of East

Carolina will be glad to know that Miss Linda Cobb has been elected to the Chair

of Bible of the Southern Baptist Seminary, Louisville, Ky. Misses Frances

Mitchell and Betty Bond are teachers of evangelistic work in the same institution."

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Ada Bell Sessoms is quite happy as chief of the fire department in Norfolk,

Va. Alice Jones is assistant fire chief and prominent members of their

company arc Anna McNeill, Mary E. Bizzell, LaRue Floyd, Eloise Sasser,

Martha Spivey and Louise Bell.

Effie Strawn is county superintendent of Pitt County schools. Ellie

Phifer and Leathea Bazemore are office assistants to this all important woman,

and Elva Maness, Myra Mayo, Catherine McKenzie, Willie Robinson, Lessi

Rose and Mae Rice are under her employment.

It is particulary interesting to find out about Martha Hassell, Josie Early

and Genevieve Baucom. It is well known that they have experimented for years

on the best methods of teaching mathematics. They have finally decided on the

best ways and are all prominent members of the faculty of Caswell Training School.

Mildred Smith is now on the stage, playing as double to Mrs. Beckwith.

Hildegarde Roberts, Clyde Hooks, Eula Mae Nelson, Margaret Weston and

Mabel Warren are members of the same company. They are widely known and

are very successful players.

Gertrude Newsome is serving a term as Mayor of Franklin, Va. Her town

clerk is Nellie Triplett, and her chief adviser is Miriam Williams. Lydia Willis

is foreign representative.

Pauline Moore, Julia Tyler, Helen Edwards, Elfrieda Gouger and Frances

Herring have finally succeeded in getting in the Barnum & Bailey Circus.

They are listed to appear in Greenville sometime soon.

Edna Love is a prominent lawyer of Burlington, N. C. She has recently

won out in a case in which Virginia Hicks, Nannie Lee Royster and Ellen Hines

were tried for placing their weiner and barbecue stand on the main thoroughfares of that city.

Ethel Prevatt, who holds the title of being the world's lightweight champion,

and her traveling companion, Lottie McClenny, are now touring the Orient.

From recent letters we learn that they were overjoyed at meeting Eloise Lewis,

Mary Virginia Kilpatrick, Chrystelle Lucas, Ellen Jones, Florence Hicks and

Leona Jarvis who are tobacco saleswomen and at present are in India.

Also from China and Africa we hear that a large number of our class are

teaching the "heathen Chinee." They are: Mary Margaret Hudson Homoselle

McCorkle, Minnie Lee Lanier, Myrtle Knox, Lillie Fogleman and Rubye Kilpatrick.

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Annie Rowe House was successful in her profession, but she was soon

captivated and is living a life of happy captivity near Clayton.

Prue Lineburger has recently announced her candidacy as next governor

of Iowa. Annie Lee Howard and Catherine Fisher are her campaign managers.

Emma Bennett, Frances Barringer, Iula Britt, Mae Seagrove, Roma Morris,

Hilda Hare, Mary Beverly, Myrtle Lewis and Mildred Mattocks are Shakespearean

interpreters, specializing in "As You Like It."

Louisa Joyner, we hear, was the leading lady in the late Broadway hit,

"Take Me Now or Never."

Jennie Aiken, one of the idle rich at Miami Beach, has in her employment

Julia Felton as chauffeur; Elizabeth Johnson, captain of her private yacht,

running chiefly from Miami to Cuba; Hettie Braswell, Jessie Bazemore, and Margie

Caldwell, interior decoraters; and Sue Bryan, Izona Currin and Ophelia Floyd,

skin and beauty specialists.

Frances Pollock is now editor of Fashionable Dress and her shop models are

Hattie M. Pitt, Grace Peterson, Ruth Stanton, India Rouse, Margaret Robinson

and Ramona Ray.

Marjorie Williams is enjoying the contentment of married life.

Pat Baggette, Carrie Lee Arnold, Lelia Bullock and Eloise Credle

are prominent in our papers just now as dashing divorcees.

Pauline Currin, Blanche Fitzgerald, Lois Dalrymple, Ora Bright,

Iola Britt and Mildred Boyette all took to the hills and are popular

bootleggers of that section.

Maude Clay has just completed a ten-volume history of North Carolina.

She is to succeed Miss Sallie Joyner Davis at East Carolina Teachers College.

Ann Dellinger is running as the fat lady in Sparks Circus.

Bessie Abbott and Ethel Everett are joint owners of a ranch in Wyoming,

and their helpers are Christine Adams, Eula Collier, Irene Etheridge and Ruth Bryant.

Mary Colson, Kathleen Griffin, Lucy Hanks, Bessie Owens and Clarice

Lewter have gained a vast fortune from selling their new compound which

makes the hair curl naturally. After using this compound for several times

Blannie Morris, Helen M. Lewis, Faye Johnson, Minnie Hart Mae Midgette, Leota

Robinson and Orphie Rogers were able to join the Ziegfeld Follies.

Catherine Smith, Mae Martin, Ella Tucker Smith and Annie Phipps have

charge of an Old Maids' Home in Richmond. They expect Mary Lee Pittman

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to join them soon because she says that being animal tamer in a New York zoo

is too much for her at her age.

Sadie Neal, Kate McKernon, Ethel McCormick, and Myrtle Mason are

Salvation Army lassies, while Cleo Sauls, Mary Robinson and Lola Smith

are welfare workers and especially interested in convicts.

Ruby Menius and Sadie R. McCoy are the inventors of the new

"Last-a-week" paint so popular with the girls just now.

"Teenie" King and Catherine Grantham are walking advertisements of

before-and-after-taking Dr. Barker's exercise. Miss Grantham sings her

praise of this wonderful invention.

To the centennial celebration of East Carolina Teachers College last year

came many of the '26 graduates. Among the gifted orators were Rev. Elgia

Hocutt, pastor of Buies Creek Baptist Church; Prof. Eleanor Lane, professor

of geography at Asheville Normal; Hon. Nell Joyner, prominent lawyer of

Raleigh; Dr. Mary Moye Carper, world-wide known as the only real doctor for

heart disease. Willie Lee Spivey, of Louisburg College, opened the centennial

occasion with a prayer. She brought her family with her.

Among other members of our class who came back to their Alma Mater

were: Dovie Burnett, gym teacher at Saratoga High School; Annie Bell

Daughtry, junior leader of the Swathmore Chautauqua; Maude Carter, trained

nurse of the Belleuve Hospital, New York City; Betty Rose Taylor, Aline

Thomas and Pearl Freeman, bareback riders of Ringling Brothers Show; Doris McKey,

chief of police at Mooresville, N. C.; Elizabeth Evans, Edna Davenport and Reba

Howard, returned missionaries from China; Julia Toler and Louise Tyndall,

African distributors of Hoyt's Select Perfume; Anna Wethington, leading

photographer of Greenville, succeeding Baker; Rebecca Thigpen and Elizabeth

Watson, managers of a cleaning and pressing club in Wilson. Mozelle Workman

succeeds Miss Morton as lady principal and is now teaching the dear girls

the blessings of dignity.

When she had spoken the last word, I sat very still, hoping that she might

tell me some little something about myself-but no-just then I was aroused

by someone coming down the hall and singing as though 'twould burst their lungs,

"Don't Wake Me Up, Let Me Dream." Also a sudden shake on the shoulder

and a quick voice saying;

"Pray, get up. Will you sleep all day? Don't you know that it is now

nine-thirty and we are to practice our class exercises at ten?"

Upon looking up, I saw my roommate, and after collecting my thoughts

I decided that it was only June 7, 1926, and tomorrow was graduation

I had been dreaming.

-MARGARERT LEE JONES, '26.

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SILHOUETTE

The sky-line melts from russet into blue,

Unbroken the horizon, saving where

A wreath of smoke curls up the far, thin air,

And points the distant lodges of the Sioux.

Etched where the lands and cloudlands touch and die

A solitary Indian tepee stands.

The only habitation of these lands.

That roll their magnitude from sky to sky.

The tent poles lift and loom in faint relief.

The upward floating smoke ascends between,

And near the open doorway, gaunt and lean.

And shadow-like, there stands an Indian chief.

With eyes that lost their lustre long ago,

With visage fixed and stern as fate's decree,

He looks towards the empty west, to see

The never-coming herd of buffalo.

Only the bones that bleach upon the plains.

Only the fleshless skeletons that lie

In ghastly nakedness and silence, cry

Out mutely that naught else to him remains.

-TEKAHIONWAKE.

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Kenneth Lane Henderson

Mascot of Junior Class

If any class has a mascot that's better

In any quality that you may name.

Won't you please let us see him, for ours

Is the best on the campus, we claim.

"Like father, like son," is the saying,

And this case, it's true, for the lad

Has affection of the Juniors, that only

Is rivaled by that for his Dad.

We are proud of our class now, and we think

That Kenneth to spur us ahead,

We can do greater things for the college

Than we could, had we not known this lad.

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JUNIOR CLASS

Colors: Blue and Gold

Flower: Pansy

Motto: "Esse Quam Videri"

OFFICERS

Gladys Kilpatrick, President

Ella Fleming, Vice-President

Laura Sloan, Secretary

Emma Jacobs, Treasurer

Zilpah Frisbie, Critic

Hortense Mozingo, The Tecoan Representative

Mamie Copeland, Student Government Representative

Mamie Copeland, Cheer Leader

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VIRGINIA BLOUNT

Faison, N. C.

Lanier

"She is just the sweetest girl."

ALVERTA BRENDLE

Booneville, N. C.

Poe

"Success comes through labor."

BEAULAH CARR

Rose Hill, N. C.

Poe

"Here is one whose heart is noble, whose

thoughts are pure, whose deeds are kind,

and whose hands are helpful."

MAMIE COPELAND

Woodland, N. C.

Lanier

"A sunshine heart, a soul for song,

Love for hate, and right for wrong."

ELLA FLEMING

Greenville, N. C.

Poe

"Efficient in scholarship,

Well I'll say;

A dear little friend in every way."

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ZILPAH FRISBIE

Marion, N. C.

Poe

"The girl who wins, is the girl who works,

The girl who works while the others shirk."

NORA LEE GADDY

Wingate, N. C.

Poe

"Her happy disposition, her pleasant smile

Have won her friends for many a mile."

LOUISE GRISSOM

Hendersonville, N. C.

Poe

"Here's to a girl who has a heart full of love

and sympathy. A girl any sweeter would

be hard to find."

MARY HOLT

Pink Hill, N. C.

Lanier

"A girl so sweet, so generous, true and kind

That many come a friend in her to find

And with it all she has a brilliant mind."

EMMA JACOBS

Elizabeth City, N. C.

Lanier

"Sweet, true, and always kind.

A sweeter pal no one could find."

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VIOLA JONES

Stem, N. C.

Poe

"Not too serious, not too gay,

But loyal and true in every way."

RUBY KNOWLES

Woodward, N. C.

Lanier

"She's kind, she's modest, sincere and true.

More studious, more generous than most of you."

GLADYS KILPATRICK

Brevard, N. C.

Poe

"A girl whose capability needs no one to defend,

The very best of leaders and the truest kind of friend."

PAULINE MARTIN

East Bend, N. C.

Lanier

"To know her is to love her,

To meet her will be great.

So here's to the future,

For it has in 'store her fate."

RUTH McGOWAN

Greenville, N. C.

Poe

"Sweet, true and lovable,

A rare combination of fun and wisdom."

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GERTRUDE MERCER

Fountain, N. C.

Poe

"Clever, attractive, and never blue,

When you're with her, you're happy too."

MARY GRAY MOORE

New Bern, N. C.

Poe

"Worth, courage, honor-these indeed your

sustenance and birthright."

HORTENSE MOZINGO

Wilson, N. C.

Poe

"There are some girls who can and will not;

There are some who are willing and cannot,

But the friend we all like, is the girl of this type

Who both can and will help when yon ask it."

GLADYS PARSONS

New Bern, N. C.

"Perhaps you will find a more capable, deserving

and lovable girl, but I doubt it."

ELOISE RIGGS

South Mills, N. C.

"Of manner gentle; to friends sincere."

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LAURA SLOAN

Wallace, N. C.

Lanier

"Sweet, unassuming, sincere in all she does."

BESSIE SUMERELL

Grifton, N. C.

Lanier

"Was not the face made to wear a sunny

smile, and the heart to be tender and true."

MILDRED TEAL

McFarland, N. C.

Lanier

"Faithful and honest, kind and true,

Dates in history will she ever pursue."

GLADYS TINGLE

Merritt, N. C.

Poe

"A mind to conceive, a heart to understand

and a hand to execute."

ELLA WHEELER TUCKER

Grifton, N. C.

Lanier

"If you've heard of girls with intelligent minds,

If you've heard of girls who are dear,

If you've heard of girls with gifts of all kinds,

Then this is 'Wheeler,' a friend sincere."

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EFFIE WEST

Statesville, N. C.

"Envious of none, and desirous of pleasing all."

MARGARET WILLIAMS

South Mills, N. C.

Poe

"She's a girl that cooks,

She's a girl that sews,

She'll make her way wherever she goes."

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Jean Harrington, Sophomore Mascot

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SOPHOMORE CLASS

Colors: Purple and White

Flower: White Rose

Motto: "Not failure, but low aim is crime."

LIVING MONUMENTS

If we can live again when life is o'er.

Not take again this earthly form of ours.

But in the minds and hearts of little children

Our lives need no monuments or towers.

If by our plan of living we succeed

In giving unto little ones we guide

Some tiny spark of faith, and love, and duty.

Then we can rest-our hopes satisfied.

If we can make our world a trifle better.

And by our living, give to those we've taught;

Then on cold-faced marble sing our praise,

But rather, living, by the good we've wrought.

It is a call-a call of little children

From everywhere, by those whom we hold dear.

To teach the things of life-of worth and goodness.

We hear the call and answer without fear,

"North Carolina, we are here."

-Bessie Willis, '28.

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SOPHOMORE CLASS OFFICERS

Annie Batts, Enfield N. C., Vice-President

Doralita Larkins, Clinton, N. C., Secretary

Lucille Britt, Clinton, N. C., Treasurer

Bessie Willis, Goldsboro, N. C., Poet

Ethel Spratt, Dysartville, N. C., President

Ruby Yelverton, Black Creek, N. C.,Representative on Council

Nancye Hinson, Kinston, N. C., TECOAN Representative

Mary Cummings, Kinston, N. C., Cheer Leader

Carrie Lee Peele, Williamston, N. C., Sergeant-at-Arms

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LUCILE ALLEN

Durham, N. C.

VERA WESTER

Franklinton, N. C.

MARY BANKS

Grantsboro, N. C.

INA BISHOP

Jacksonville, N. C.

MARY CAMPBELL

Sanford, N. C.

FANN CAVIN

Troutman, N. C.

CATHERINE CLARK

Elizabethtown, N. C.

BRONNIE COGDELL

Goldsboro, N. C.

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BERTHA COOPER

Washington, N. C.

DOROTHY CURRIN

Greenville, N. C.

LOUISE EVANS

Greenville, N. C.

KATHLEEN FAISON

Faison, N. C.

SABRA GARRISS

Wilson, N. C.

SARAH GURLEY

Goldsboro N. C.

GOLDIE HARRELL

Moyock, N. C.

MILDRED HERRING

Clinton, N. C.

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MARY HOCUTT

Clayton, N. C.

LAVA HOWARD

Statesville, N. C.

EVELYN HUTCHESON

Raleigh, N. C.

RUTH JONES

Stem, N. C.

JANIE BELL JOHNSON

Rose Hill, N. C.

ANNE KANOY

Kernersville, N. C.

CAROLINE MACON

Henderson, N. C.

RUTH MEWBORN

Grifton, N. C.

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ANNA OUTLAND

Woodland, N. C.

MILDRED PETWAY

Enfield, N. C.

ROSINA PITTMAN

Scotland Neck, N. C.

MARY BELLE ROBESON

Robersonville, N. C.

NINA RUTH ROUSE

Kinston, N. C.

RUTH RHYNE

Bessemer City, N. C.

JULIA SATTERTHWAITE

Pactolus, N. C.

MARGARET SHAW

Rocky Point, N. C.

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ALMA SMITH

Lemon Spring, N. C.

DELMA SMITH

Farmville, N. C.

ELIZABETH SMITH

Henderson, N. C.

MARY LOUISE TURNER

Smithfield, N. C.

IDA TOWNSEND

Fair Bluff, N. C.

INEZ VAN DYKE

Greenville, N. C.

LILLIAN TRIPP

Ayden, N. C.

LELIA ASKEW

Woodland, N. C.

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THE PLACID SOPHOMORE

With a book in my lap and in my hand a flower,

Thus I sat by my window during study hour.

I saw how the Senior was enjoying life.

And then I thought of the Sophomore's strife.

I saw the Junior with her haughty looks,

Then my mind once more returned to my books.

I envy them not their joys and their thrills-

(Not any more than the taking of pills).

I'll have my own pleasures some far off day,

If I continue my course in the good old way-

Since in their pleasure I cannot swirl

Let me be like the average Sophomore girl.

There are Seniors and Juniors both good and bad;

Some are very happy and others are as sad.

The Senior-she loves her privileges many;

(But I envy her not-no not any).

The Junior-she simply dotes on her looks.

While the placid Sophomore returns to her books.

These Seniors and Juniors, good and bad (like me).

Are just as interesting as they can be.

They're careless, they're accurate, they're slow, they're fast,

And somehow they always manage to pass.

But let the second year student her banner unfurl.

For she is the average Sophomore girl.

-Mary Fleta Campbell, '28.

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FRESHMAN

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FRESHMAN CLASS

OFFICERS

Class Colors: Green and White

Class Flower: Lily-of-the-Valley

Class Motto: "Not less than best."

Annie Shields Van Dyke, President

Mary Frances Jenkins, Vice-President

Lillian Colson, Secretary

Eunice Richardson, Treasurer

Evelyn Ewell, S. G. A. Representative

Alice Foley, TECOAN Representative

Nell Foote, Poet

Lucille Sermons, Critic

FRESHMAN CLASS POEM

We are loyal Freshmen, Class of '29;

From every part of N. C. State

We come, with ideas fine.

There are many of us, two full score and more,

Who bring our lives to thee, E. C.,

And lay them at thy door.

We'll nobly strive, our dear E. C., our purpose to fulfill;

We'll give our very best to thee

And try our niche to fill.

We chose thee, our dear College, because thou art the best;

We'll ever keep thy standards high,

And ever wave them o'er the rest.

And so, dear East Carolina, our very lives are thine,

To have and use for thy great good

And mold and make more fine.

-Nell Foote, '29.

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ROLL

Rebecca Alexander Mildred Mangum

Ada Allen Elizabeth Murphy

Elizabeth Austin Louise Overman

Oma Fae Barnhill Margaret Pickett

Bess Barnhardt Sadie Perry

Julia D. Blount Virginia Perkins

Wilma Cox Gertrude Renfrew

Lillian Colson Thelma Rowl

Frances Dixon Eunice Richardson

Evelyn Ewell Emily Smithwick

Margaret Faison Martha Stewart

Alice Foley Clyde Stokes

Olivia Forbes Viola Scott

Nell Foote Lucille Sermons

Masal Fry Gertrude Styron

Sarah Fussell Carrie Smith

Carrie L. Grimes Clara L. Spruill

Sudie Harriet Vallie Sumrell

Odessa Hilliard Effie Tripp

May Henderson Evelyn Tillman

Claire Jones Annie S. Van Dyke

Sarah B. Jenkins Lynette Warren

Mary F. Jenkins Grace Wells

Julia Lancaster Mary E. White

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MAE MEADOWS

Mascot of Junior Normal Class

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Velma Talton, Secretary

Dixie Taylor, President

Helen Haskins, Vice-President

Mabel Regan, Treasurer

Elise Dunn, Class Editor

Mary Grace Lyon, Critic

Clyda Woodard, Teco Echo Representative

Annie L. Brinkley, Representative On Council

Junior Normal Class Officers

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SECTION A

Bell, Mrs. Emily

Scotland Neck, N. C.

Bryan, Emma

Burgaw, N. C.

Brown, Emily Cobb

Greenville, N. C.

Clark, Julia

Elizabethtown, N. C.

Dunn, Elise

Enfield, N. C.

Dupree, Margaret

Greenville, N. C.

Edmondson, Pattie

Williamston, N. C.

Ellis, Dorothy

White Oak, N. C.

Ellis, Sallie

White Oak, N. C.

Everette, Ellen

Robersonville, N. C.

Gay, Elizabeth Mason

Jackson, N. C.

Hooks, Mary Lee

Kinley, N. C.

Geddie, Canolia

Erwin, N. C.

Hudson, Ruth

Oxford, N. C.

Kahn, Irene Sara

Hamlet, N. C.

Lipscomb, Rebekah

Milton, N. C.

Marks, Alma

Scotland Neck, N. C.

McInnis, Mabel

Gibson, N. C.

Meadows, Jessie

Pollocksville, N. C.

Moore, Sara Evelyn

Matthews, N. C.

Morton, Jean Johnston

Wilmington, N. C.

Moore, Rachel

Whitakers, N. C.

Patrick, Mrs. Sybil H.

Grifton, N. C.

Phillips, Marjorie

Washington, N. C.

Roebuck, Sallie

Robersonville, N. C.

Sexton, Valeria

Enfield, N. C.

Smith, Earle

Gerian, N. C.

Stark, Willie Lee

Townsville, N. C.

Staton, Ethel

Marshville, N. C.

Tatum, Edna

Ingold, N. C.

Turner, Nellie

Mebane, N. C.

Vick, Sara L.

Woodland, N. C.

Viverette, Dorothy

Enfield, N. C.

Walston, Lillian

Scotland Neck, N. C.

Walston, Mary Elizabeth

Woodland, N. C.

Watson, Virginia

Jonesboro, N. C.

Williams, Sybil

Pollocksville, N. C.

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SECTION B

Allen, Elizabeth

Aurora, N. C.

Becton, Audrey Lee

Fremont, N. C.

Blackman, Vera

Selma, N. C.

Boyn, Thelma

Roanoke, N. C.

Brown, Mary Arue

Bethel, N. C.

Cable. Alta Lee

Clayton, N. C.

Creech, Mildred

Selma, N. C.

Dula, Louise

Wilkesboro, N. C.

Evans, Rubelle

Greenville, N. C.

Fulghum, Sadie

Selma, N. C.

Hendren, Hope

Wilkesboro, N. C.

Hines, Mildred

Black Mountain, N. C.

Jones, Elizabeth

Greenville, N. C.

Kiser, Elva E.

Bessemer City, N. C.

Lloyd, Evelyn

Hillsboro, N. C.

McMillan, Mary Belle

Red Springs, N. C.

Mitchell, Mary Eugenia

Hillsboro, N. C.

Myers, Wilmer

Orlanda, N. C.

Newell, Helen R.

Reidsville, N. C.

Pelle, Katherine

Gibsonville, N. C.

Peterson, Inez

Savannah, Ga.

Pickett, Clara

Warsaw, N. C.

Pittard, Mittilulah

Hester, N. C.

Powell, Jeanette

Enfield, N. C.

Ratcliffe, Virginia

Raleigh, N. C.

Regan, Mabel C.

Lumberton, N. C.

Short, Evelyn

Fremont, N. C.

Smith, Alice L.

Hillsboro, N. C.

Spivey, Annie

Rich Square, N. C.

Stewart, Johnnie Lee

Dunn, N. C.

Strickland, Winnie West

Kinston, N. C.

Swain, Meredith Louise

Raleigh, N. C.

Talton, M. Velma

Selma, N. C.

Tankard, Iola

Washington, N. C.

Taylor, Nannie Alice

Kinston, N. C.

Temple, Ruth E.

Dunn, N. C.

Tomlinson, Vera

Wilson, N. C.

Troy, Pauline

Wilmington, N. C.

Tucker, Bruce

Greenville, N. C.

Watson, Elizabeth B.

Fayetteville, N. C.

Whitfield, Margaret

Franklinton, N. C.

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SECTION C

Abernethy, Pauline

Charlotte, N. C.

Alexander, Alma

Kinston, N. C.

Brett, Kate M.

Ahoskie, N. C.

Bridgam, Mattie

Swan Quarter, N. C.

Bryan, Hazel

Pikesville, N. C.

Bryan, Mary L.

Burgaw, N. C.

Batts, Margaret

Rocky Mount, N. C.

Cahoon, Evelyn

Plymouth, N. C.

Coake, Agnes

Jackson, N. C.

Faulk, Flora

McDonald, N. C.

Goodnight, Ruth

Kannapolis, N. C.

Griggs, Garnette

Ruby, S. C.

Harris, Archie M.

Swan Quarter, N. C.

Hicks, Beatrice

Goldsboro, N. C.

Harrell, Helen

Merry Hill, N. C.

James, MaVourneen

South Mills, N. C.

Johnston, Coro

Belhaven, N. C.

Lippard, Pauline

Statesville, N. C.

Macon, Pattie P.

Louisburg, N. C.

Malloy, Margaret

Jonesboro, N. C.

Mann, Lois

Middleton, N. C.

Moore, Lula

Roxboro, N. C.

Moore, Lottie

Morehead City, N. C.

Patton, Annie May

Davidson River, N. C.

Pearce, Edna

South Mills, N. C.

Pierce, Janie B.

Ayden, N. C.

Radford, Betty

Swannanoa, N. C.

Richardson, Surlie

Elizabeth City, N. C.

Robbins, Hilda

Washington, N. C.

Rogers, Ruby K.

Monroe, N. C.

Scott, Elizabeth

Pollocksville, N. C.

Scott, Stella

Pollocksville, N. C.

Sewell, Matidge

Middleton, N. C.

Siler, Maude

Morristown, N. C.

Smith, Janie Rae

Troutman, N. C.

Stearn, Helen

Belhaven, N. C.

Stephens, Gladys

Holly Springs, N. C.

Wall, Mary Emery

Jonesboro, N. C.

Warren, Ertie Boyd

Littleton, N. C.

White, Virginia

Hobgood, N. C.

Martin, Ruth Elizabeth

Jonesboro, N. C.

McCallum, Elizabeth

Rowland, N. C.

McLeod, Reba

Angier, N. C.

McQueen, Sallie

Laurinburg, N. C.

Mitchell, Odell

Walnut Cove, N. C.

Whitehurst, Louise

South Mlils, N. C.

Williams, Christina

South Mills, N. C.

Woodard, Clyda

Kenley, N. C.

Williams. Clora

Beulaville, N. C.

Woodard, Edna

Belhaven, N. C.

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SECTION D

Atkinson, Louise

Greenville, N. C.

Baggette, Mabel

Lewiston, N. C.

Ballance, Lula Inez

North West, Va.

Brinkley, Annie Laurie

Glen Apline, N. C.

Brown, Annie Virginia

Woodville, N. C.

Bryant, Cecile

Elm City, N. C.

Dail, Corinne

Edenton, N. C.

Dudley, Althea

Ayden, N. C.

Edwards, Mamie C.

Snow Hill, N. C.

Elliott, Mary

Hertford, N. C.

Evans, Nannie

Greenville, N. C.

Fuquay, Mary Evelyn

Fuquay Springs, N. C.

Gardner, Myrtle

Angier, N. C.

Green, Cora Lee

Warrenton, N. C.

Haskins, Helen

Kinston, N. C.

Heilig, Mary Smith

Oriental, N. C.

Jenkins, Irma

Rich Square, N. C.

Johnston, Georgia

Greenville, N. C.

Johnson, Lydia Helen

Apex, N. C.

Johnson, Rebecca

Rich Square, N.

Kernodle, Eugenia

Burlington, N. C.

Kilpatrick, Aileen

Kinston, N. C.

Lyon, Mary Grace

Oxford, N. C.

McPherson, Ethel

Haw River, N. C.

Mitchell, Mary M.

Walnut Cove, N. C.

Nichols, E. Christine

Morehead, N. C.

Nichols, Lurline

Durham, N. C.

Norman, Frances

Greenville, N. C.

Oakley, Gertrude

Greenville, N. C.

Overcash, Louanna

Kannapolis, N. C.

Phillips, Gladys

Lucama, N. C.

Pittard, Virginia

Oxford, N. C.

Pullen, Mary

Spring Hope, N. C.

Paul, Eva

Arapahoe, N. C.

Scott, Violet B.

Lucama, N. C.

Smith, Katherine

Red Springs, N. C.

Sykes, Augusta

Columbia, N. C.

Winslow, Anne

Elizabeth City, N. C.

Wood, Martha Rowena

Warrenton, N. C.

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SECTION E

Blackley, Maurine

Franklin, N. C.

Britt, Mary Louise

Hertford, N. C.

Brown, Sarah M.

Rockingham, N. C.

Dunn, Lena

Roberdell, N. C.

Ellerbe, Mary

Rockingham, N. C.

Ferguson, Virginia

Murfreesboro, N. C.

Forbes, Anastacia

Greenville, N. C.

Fuquay, Mamie

Natson, N. C.

Gaskill, Violet

Nanchese, N. C.

Godwin, Mildred

Columbia, N. C.

Hester, Mildred

Greenville, N. C.

Hobgood, Julia

Oxford, N. C.

Holton, Willie Mae

Greenville, N. C.

Harrell, Ruth

Elizabeth City, N. C.

Ipock, Claudia Mae

Cove City, N. C.

Johnson, Gertrude

Kerr, N. C.

Keith, Nolie H.

Willow Springs, N. C.

McDaniel, Christine V.

Kinston, N. C.

McPherson, Ruth

Mebane, N. C.

Mitchell, Maybelle

Goldsboro, N. C.

Moseley, Martha

Kinston, N. C.

Phifer, Ila

Marshville, N. C.

Sermons, Irma T.

Winterville, N. C.

Smith, Annie Lee

Monroe, N. C.

Smith, Geneva

Marietta, N. C.

Taylor, Dixie

New Bern, N. C.

White, Ada J.

Elizabeth City, N. C.

Walker, Sarah Margaret

Fayetteville, N. C.

Walker, Margaret E.

Graham, N. C.

Wells, Harriet E.

Willard, N. C.

West, Ida Laura

Dover, N. C.

West, Juanita

Stantonsburg, N. C.

Whitehurst, Ruth Athleen

Tarboro, N. C.

Whitehurst, Elizabeth

South Mills, N. C.

Wood, Julia Minor

Goldsboro, N. C.

Wynne, Ernestine

Columbia, N. C.

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SECTION F

Blackman, Maude

Smithfield, N. C.

Boyette, Maude

Kenly, N. C.

Brooks, Eloise

Bath. N. C.

Cannon, Susie

Hertford, N. C.

Clayton, Agnes

Brevard, N. C.

Colstin, Tempie

Nashville, N. C.

Cook, Leoria

Kenley, N. C.

Dean, Lillian

Stovall, N. C.

Dozier, Elizabeth

Hertford, N. C.

Grant, Flora

Selma, N. C.

Hart, Sarah

Seaboard, N. C.

Harrell, Faytie

Moyock, N. C.

Hawkes, Gladys

Willow Springs, N. C.

Hughes, Ozie

Colerine, N. C.

Hunt, Grace

Wake Forest, N. C.

Hutchins, Blanche

Oxford, N. C.

Jackson, Rochelle

Copper, N. C.

Kee, Lucile

Pleasant Hill, N. C.

Martin, Effie

Bethel, N. C.

McDaniels, Ethel

Selma, N. C.

Mitchell, Odessie

Colerine, N. C.

Pittman, Inez

Micro, N. C.

Ramsaur, Eva Mae

Winnabow, N. C.

Roberson, Grace

White Oak, N. C.

Sanders, Vivian

Weldon, N. C.

Stephenson, Blanche

Garysburg, N. C.

Thorpe, Jessie

Rosemary, N. C.

Wellons, Asenath

Selma, N. C.

Williams, Martha

Oxford, N. C.

Wyche, Elizabeth

Weldon, N. C.

Whitehurst, Doris

Bethel, N. C.

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JUNIOR NORMAL CLASS POEM

E. C. T. C.'s in Pitt county,

Down right near the sea;

The River Tar, deep and wide,

Washes its wall on the northern side.

A pleasanter spot you never spied

But when begins my ditty,

Now, almost a year ago,

To see the town boys staring so

At girls was a pity.

C's!

They pushed, they shoved, they scared the

"rats," But they were only babies from the cradle.

Hungry? They ate the cheese out of the vats,

And licked the soup from the cooks' own ladles;

The noise they made sounded like cats,

They cried and ruined their Sunday hats,

And even spoiled the teachers' chats

By drowning their speaking

With shrieking and squeaking

In fifty different sharps and flats.

Next morning they to the school house went,

And many hours of waiting there were spent.

"Come in"! a man cried looking bigger;

And in did come the strangest figure!

Many there were with eyes swollen and red,

Yet all over some papers bent their heads.

Questions, questions, it was like a din

And each was answered like prick of a pin.

But the registering was over and out they swarmed

Like thousands of bees when the weather's warm.

Yet lips where smiles went out and in

As they went to dinner like a wolf from his den;

And nobody could a bit admire

The table and its quaint attire.

Ouoth one, "It's beef steak every day,

Cooked in every imaginable way.

Oh, you'll get used to it I pray."

At last the council in a body

To their meeting place came flocking;

"'Tis clear," cried the President, "laws must be made

And as far as our council shocking.

To think the C's get out with a little squirming

Because we can't or won't determine.

What's best to be done about squirming.

Rouse up girls! Give your brain a racking,

Or, sure as Pat, I'll send you packing!"

An hour they sat in council.

At length the President broke the silence,

"It's easy to bid one rack one's brain-

I'm sure my poor head aches again,

I've scratched it so and all in vain.

Oh, for a plan, a plan, a plan!"

Just as she said this what could hap

At the council door but a gentle tap.

"Come in," she cried, and all gave a look

To the door where stood a purple book!

She took it up-looked from cover to head;

Rules! Oh, the Freshies would have a dread.

And so they did, and the rules had to learn

But from then on they knew not to spurn

The little hand book of purple and gold

That rests in their memory a perfect mould.

When into the world we C's will step.

From our Alma Mater here,

Whether we go east, west, north, or south.

We'll hold its memory dear.

Then like a musical adept.

To blow the pipe of praise to her

The College, who over work did never slur.

And on whose books there's never been a blur.

And 'ere three shrill notes the pipe utters

She'll hear as if an army mutters

From the top of the stair, where we C's sing airs

We haven't stared up the steps, but stepped up the stairs.

-Mabel McInnis, '27.

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COLLEGE LIFE AS IT IS

THE campus presented a very peaceful appearance on a certain March afternoon. Girls

in two's and three's stepped briskly along carrying books under their arms and evidently

discussing Rudolph Valentino, fashions, the ouija board, or some other topic of

interest to intellectually inclined college girls. Among these groups of sweater-clad girls

our modern miss stood alone on the steps of the library. It was evident from her chic

costume that she was on her way downtown, and it was just as evident from her attitude

that she was waiting for someone as she stood there drawing on her small brown gauntlets.

Jolly greetings were thrown to her by all who passed.

Just then, two girls around the corner of a building saw the one waiting for them and

let forth yells which shattered the peaceful enchantment of the scene, "Joe, Oh, Joe!"

they cried, "come here quick, we've got something great to tell you."

Josephine soon joined her two roommates, and Mary, the most vivacious of this trio,

hastened to tell the marvelous news. "Uncle George is coming tonight and you know he

promised to take us to the theater."

"Oh, when did you hear from him, Mary?" asked Josephine.

"Just now," was a quick reply, "at least I haven't seen the message yet, but it's in my

room. I met Sue in the hall and she told me it was on my dresser. Isn't it thrilling?

What shall we wear?"

This started a discussion which lasted until they descended from the street car in

front of a millinery store. Three important decisions had been made in the meantime.

Mary must have a new hat, Josephine must have a new hat, Helen must have a new hat. Having

reached these decisions, the only thing which remained was to select three hats suitable in

size, shape, color and price. The remainder of the afternoon was spent in trying on hats

of all descriptions.

Before entering the fifth millinery store, Helen stopped to set her watch by the town

clock and discovered that they had only ten minutes in which to reach the College in time

for dinner. "We'll have to run for our lives," she exclaimed, "if we expect to get anything

to eat tonight and get dressed for the theater." With this they began racing towards the

College, but, tired as they were, they could not refrain from talking about the play they

expected to see that night and of all the fun they would have the next day in telling the

girls about it.

Out of breath they reached the College only to discover that the dining room doors had

been closed. Each of them assumed a blank expression. Soon, however, Mary partially

recovered and endeavored to console the other two hungry girls, "Why should we worry over

that?" she asked. "Isn't Uncle George coming tonight? Of course he'll see that we get

somehing to eat downtown. Let's hurry up now and dress."

With this thought the girls' faces brightened and they quickly followed Mary upstairs.

When they reached their room all of them rushed towards the dresser, but no message could

they find. Then they began a systematic search of the room, including the table, the chairs,

and even the floor. Since they could not find it in any of these places, Mary began again with

the dresser. There concealed beneath powder, rouge, and hair nets, Mary found the fateful message and,

joyously, she turned to the expectant girls and read: "Put your shoes in the closet and sweep under the bed."

-Clyde Hooks,'26.

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Organizations

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Gladys Parson, Associate Editor

Bruce Ellis, Editor-in-Chief

Ellie Phifer, Assistant Editor

Jessie Bazemore, Art Editor

Inez Van Dyke

Assistant Bus. Mgr.

Lessie Coddell

Business Manager

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DEANIE BOONE HASKETT, Editor-in-Chief

FRANCES SMITH, Business Manager

REPORTERS

Zilpah Frisbie Musette Montague Margaret Williams

Elizabeth Smith Mary Campbell Emily Smithwick

Sarah Gurley Juanita Worthington Doralita Larkins

Lessie Cogdell Kathleen Dail Margaret Lee Jones

Rubye Kilpatrick Elizabeth Thomas Clyda Woodard

EDITORIAL STAFF

BUSINESS STAFF

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THE TECO ECHO

Published by-weekly during the

College year by the Student Government

Association of East Carolina Teachers College.

SUBSCRIPTION RATE FOR COLLEGE YEAR, $1.50

Established in December, 1925

STAFF

Editorial

Mary Shelton McArthur

Jenny Dare Aikin

Beulah Carr

Ruby Worthington

Business

Mary Holt

Elizabeth Thomas

Catherine Clarke

Alice Jones

Ruth Lowder

THE TECO EHO STAFF

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S.G.A

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CHRISTINE VICK

President of Student Government Association

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Virginia Blount, House President

Kathleen Dail, Vice-President

Mildred Smith, House President

Annie Batts, House President

Zilpah Frisbie, Secretary

Elizabeth Thomas, House President

Viola Jones, House President

Inez Van Dyke, Treasurer

Mary Cummings, House President

STUDENT COUNCIL

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Julia Tyler, Rep. "D" Class

Jennette Wedmore, Rep. Senior Class

Mamie Copeland, Rep. Junior Class

Annie L. Brinkley, Rep. "C" Class

Ruby Yelverton, Rep. Sophomore Class

Sallie Cheek, Y. W. C. A. President

Evelyn Ewell, Rep. Freshman Class

Mary Holt, Chairman Campus Committee

STUDENT COUNCIL

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Y. W. C. A.

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SALLIE CHEEK

President of Y. W. C. A.

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Lois Dalrymple, Social Service

Ruth Bowen, Vice President

Vera Wester, Treasurer

Carrie Lee Arnold, World Fellowship

Virginia Blount, Social

Bessie Willis, Religious

Elizabeth Smith, Secretary

Hortense Mozingo, Undergraduate Rep.

Mary Grey Moose, Music

Sadie Neal, Store Keeper

Hilda Hare, Publicity

Y. W. C. A. CABINET

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Blue Ridge Snapshots

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THE Y. W. C. A. ON THE CAMPUS

THE Young Women's Christian Association has its place on the campus,

and as no other organization can do it tends to deepen our appreciation

of the higher things of life and to quicken the sources of love and fellowship

among the students. This great organization, however, stands first of all

for "Practical Christianity." The spiritual life is strengthened on the campus

and a good training in Christian work is afforded by the Y. W. C. A.

By participating in the activities of the Y. W. C. A. the students become

closer to Him; therefore they can happily try to abide by the national objective.

"We determine to live unreservedly Jesus' Law of Love in Every Relationship,

and so to God."

Aside from the religious viewpoints, the social standards are made higher

by the Y. W. C. A. and a wholesome atmosphere that permeates the student

body is created. Why would not every girl like to be a member of the Y. W.

C. A.? To go to the hut at leisure moments during the day is more than a

pleasure to the students. This hut, which has been a dream for the last few years.

has been completed, and many enjoyable gatherings have been held there. Of course,

the furnishings are rather scanty at present, but we hope to have it an up-to-date

place before long.

Not only does the Y. W. C. A. elevate our social and spiritual life, but it

furnishes a place for satisfying physical needs, known as the Y. W. Store.

The profits from this store are used for sending delegates to the Blue Ridge

conference each year in the early days of June. It is here that the Y. W. C. A.

work is outlined, campus problems discussed, and probably the greatest good accomplished.

To find God on the "Mountain Top" experiences is surely an inspiration never to be forgotten.

What more could anyone desire than to find God, and to know Him?

-HORTENSE MOZINGO, '27.

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FOLLOW THE GLEAM

The Silver Bay Prize Song, 1920

Writen by Bryn Mawr College

gleam Ean-ners ud - furjtd oer all tbe world. Fol -low. fol

gleam Stacd ards ot wortb o'er all the earth, Fol - low. fol

low, fol -low tbe gleam Of the Chal -Ice that 1b the Grail. _ low, fol-low tbe gleam Of the light that bLsU brlD^ tbe dawn.

Used by the kind permission of Sallie Hume Douglas, Composer.

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SOCIETIES

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INTER-SOCIETY COMMITTEE

Christine Vick, Chairman

Louise Bell Elizabeth Thomas

Gladys Parsons, Ernestine King

Bessie Willis, Carrie Lee Peele

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Louise Bell

President of Lanier Society

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Mildred Petway, Vice-President

Melba Warren, Secretary

Nellie Dawes, Cheer Leader

Maude Johnston, Critic

Fannie Lowe, Treasurer

LANIER SOCIETY OFFICERS

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Lanier Society Group

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Frances Dixon and Evelyn Ewell

Lanier Speakers

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Carrie L. Arnold

Catherine Clark

Carrie Lee Peel

Addie M. Martin

LANIER MARSHALS

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Annie Rowe House

Chief Marshal Lanier Society

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LANIER SOCIETY SONG

Tune: "On the Mall"

Let us sing a song of praise to our society.

Hail, to thee, Sidney Lanier!

Loyal members ever proving your sobriety.

Though our fun to us e'er will be dear.

Then let us to our banner, each our tribute pay.

Let us ever our motto uphold.

Always faithful, true and loyal to the night and day.

Hurrah! for the Green and Gold.

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Gladys Parsons

Poe Society President

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Alice Jones, Vice-President

Mary Grey Moore, Secretary

Elizabeth Johnson, Cheer Leader

Hortense Mozingo, Critic

Louise Evans, Treasurer

POE SOCIETY OFFICERS

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Poe Society Group

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Pauline Moore and Zilpah Frisbie

Poe Speakers

Winners of the Cup in 1926

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Pattie Mae Bagget

Jennie Aiken

Louise Joyner

Anna T. McNeil

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PHI EPSILON

Motto: "I Do"

Flower: Black-Eyed Susan

Colors: Gold and Black

OFFICERS

Janie Jackson President

Virginia Blount Vice-President

Margaret Williams Secretary

Mamie Copeland Treasurer

Helen Viniarski Sergeant-at-Arms

Ferol Keech Mascot

MEMBERS

Elizabeth Austin Sarah Gurley

Priscilla Austin Deanie Boone Haskett

Lucile Allen Mildred Herring

Annie Batts Janie Jackson

Ina Bishop Janie Belle Johnson

Virginia Britt Mary Frances Jenkins

Alverta Brendle Doralita Larkins

Mary Campbell Ruth McGowan

Bronnie Cogdell Mildred Petway

Lessie Cogdell Eloise Riggs

Mamie Copeland Julia Satterhwaite

Catherine Clark Mary Siler

Dorothy Currin Delma Smith

Bertha Cooper Elizabeth Smith

Lillian Colson Margaret Shaw

Evelyn Ewell Lucille Sermons

Nell Foote Emily Smithwick

Kathleen Faison Carrie Lee Spruill

Zilpah Frisbie Clyde Stokes

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PHI SIGMA

OFFICERS

Mary Gray Moore President

Musette Montague Vice-President

Bruce Ellis Secretary

Laura Sloan Treasurer

MEMBERS

Sallie Cheek Deanie Boone Haskett Gladys Parsons

Kathleen Dail Viola Jones Christine Vick

Mary Holt Maude Johnston Jennette Wedmore

R. C. Deal Faculty Member

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ATHLETICS

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Lottie McClenny

President of Athletic Association

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Sarah Gurley Business Mgr. and Treasurer

Lois Dalrymple Secretary

Jennette Wedmore Rep. On Staff

Officers of the Athletic Association

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ATHLETICS

OUR college year in athletics really starts at the first game

of importance-that of Thanksgiving. Heretofore, the game was

played only between the two Normal classes, but this year the

Freshmen, Sophomores and Juniors joined in, making the day more

interesting. We had only one cup and that to be given to the winning

team of the Normal classes. So we decided for a new cup to be given

to the winning team of the college classes. This proved to be the

Sophomores, and the "D's" of the Normal.

"Field Day" is another important event in athletics. We have all

kinds of sport, from basketball to track. The class that receives the

highest number of points in basketball, baseball, tennis and track

receives the athletic cup. The class winning in basketball receives

the basketball cup.

Another thing that adds interest to athletics is the division of the

large group of members into two groups of smaller size; that of the

Athenians under captainship of Sarah Gurley, and that of the

Olympians under captainship of Ethel Prevatt. In this way,

more work is accomplished and more interest is shown. We hope that

interest in athletics will continue to grow as it is something

everyone needs and enjoys.

-Jennette Wedmore, '26.

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OLYMPIANS

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WEARERS OF LETTERS IN 24-'25

Sarah Gurley Viola Jones

Ellen Hines Lottie McClenny

Ruth Jones Ethel Prevatt

Jennette Wedmore

"The Wearers of the Letters" are the members of the Athletic Association who, through

the point system, have won college letters. The point system is a device for making points

through the various forms of athletics and health rules. To win letters one is required to

make three hundred points during the year.

-Lottie McClenny, '26.

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SENIOR NORMAL BASKETBALL TEAM

Ellen Hines, Captain

FORWARDS

Lottie McClenny Minnie Lee Lanier

Ethel Prevatt Margaret Hudson

GUARDS

Alice Jones Genevieve Baucom

Ellen Hines Julia Tyler

CENTERS

Martha Spivey Kate McKernon

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SOPHOMORE BASKETBALL TEAM

Sarah Gurley, Captain

FORWARDS

Louise Evans, Gertrude Mercer

Sarah Gurley, Caroline Macon

GUARDS

Vera Wester, Ethel Spratt

Ruth Jones, Elizabeth Smith

CENTERS

Delma Smith, Bronnie Cogdell

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Junior Basketball Team

"C" Basketball Team

Freshman Basketball Team

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CLUBS

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COLLEGE QUARTET

Mary Gray Moore, Rachel Lee, Catherine Grantham, Irene Etheridge

GLEE CLUB

OFFICERS

Miss Gussie Kuykendall Director

Mary Gray Moore President

Catherine Grantham Business Manager

Edna Woodard Assistant Business Manager

MEMBERS

Jean Morton Helen Haskins

Annie Rowe House Irene Kahn

Catherine Grantham Irene Etheridge

Eloise Sasser Reba McLeod

Beatrice Hicks Estelle Chamblee

Josie Early Evelyn Loyd

Virginia Blount Asenath Wellons

Gladys Parsons Maude Johnston

May Belle Mitchell Rachel Lee

Edna Woodard Mildred Hester

Elizabeth Thomas Mary Gray Moore

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HOME ECONOMICS CLUB

OFFICERS

Gladys Kilpatrick President

Eloise Riggs Vice-President

Julia Satterthwaite Secretary

Margaret Williams Treasurer

ROLL

Ada Allen Kathleen Faison Elsie Seago

Elizabeth Austin Sara Fussell Hilda Sutton

Priscilla Austin Sudie Harriet Julia Satterthwaite

Mary Banks Sara Burton Jenkins Evelyn Tillman

Bessie Barnhardt Janie Bell Johnson Effie Trippe

Ina Bishop Gladys Kilpatrick Ella Wheeler Tucker

Virginia Blount Elizabeth Murphy Mary Louise Turner

Mary Campbell Louisa Overman Grace Wells

Catherine Clark Ruth Rhyne Margaret Williams

Evelyn Ewell Jaunita Worthington

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THE BEAUCO CLUB

Beaufort County Boosters

Motto: "First, last, and always"

Flower: Dogwood

Colors: Green and White

OFFICERS

Allie Rae Paul President

Cora Johnson Vice-President

Helen Stearn Secretary

Hilda Robbins Treasurer

MEMBERS

Elizabeth Allen "Lis" Aurora

Eloise Brooks "Weezer" Bath

Bertha Cooper "Jim" Washington

Cora Johnson "Sal" Belhaven

Myra May Mayo "M3" Washington

Marjorie Philips "Margie" Washington

Dora Phelps "Dordy" Belhaven

Allie Rae Paul "L'Rae" Edwards

Hilda Robbins "Spot" Washington

Helen Stearn "Helen" Belhaven

Iola Tankard "lola" Washington

Edna Woodard "Runt" Belhaven

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BERTIE-HERTFORD CLUB

Motto: "Don't do today tvhat yon can put off 'til tomorrow"

Colors: White and Gold Flower: Daisy

OFFICERS

Ada Belle Sessoms President

Josie Early Vice-President

Leathea Bazemore Secretary and Treasurer

MEMBERS

"Sally" Adams "Midget" Brett "Frank" Myers

"Mabel" Baggette "Va" Brown "Old Maid" Hughes

"Pat" Baggette "Jo" Early "Nose" Knowles

"Jess" Bazemore "Ginger" Ferguson "Dess" Mitchell

"Tip" Bazemore "Helen" Harrell "Bill" Sessoms

"Betty" Bond "Teenie" King "Little-Un" Smithwick

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CAMDONIANS

Motto: "Joy while we live"

Colors: Old Gold and Black Flower: Goldenrod

OFFICERS

Annie Dozier President

Eloise Riggs Vice-President

Mavourneen James Secretary and Treasurer

MEMBERS

Name Statistics

Annie Dozier "Dimples" Most Lovable

Eloise Riggs "Weesie" Meekest

Mavourneen James "Jimmie" Most Attractive

Margaret Williams "Peggy" Most Talented

Christina Williams "Tiny-Bertie" Best Sport

Irene Etheridge "Weenie" Most Musical

Louise Whitehurst "Do-Ease" Most Sincere

Elizabeth Whitehurst "Buck" Most Friendly

Edna Pearce "Kid" Best Athlete

Bessie Abbot "Bess" Best-All-Round

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D2 CLUB

Motto: "Get up and get" Flower: Self-Rising

MEMBERS

Edna Bell "Red" Rosemary

Eulla Collier "Pint" Roanoke Rapids

Anna Belle Daughtery "Phool" Roanoke Rapids

Mary Elliot "Lefty" Hertford

Cora Johnson "Sal" Belhaven

Edna Woodard "Runt" Belhaven

Rubye Woodroof "Woo-Fee" Roanoke Rapids

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DOMINO SIX

Mary Emma Bizzelle General Gay

Anna McNeill Colonel Frolic

Ann Dellinger Major Happy

Alice Jones Captain Fun

Dell Pope Lieutenant Wit

Vivian Sanders Raw Recruit Grin

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EDGECOMBE COUNTY CLUB

Motto: "B2" Aim: "Move On"

Colors: Red and White Flower: Tulip

OFFICERS

Josie Proctor President

Rebecca Thigpen Vice-President

Eva Grimes Secretary

Mary Beverly Treasurer

Gertrude Mercer Poet

ROLL

"Bill" Bessie Owens "Jane" Eva Grimes

"Bec" Rebecca Thigpen "D" Adelia Edwards

"Keel" Ethel Everette "B. B." Vivian Lucas

"Trixie" Gertrude Mercer "White" Athleen Whitehurst

"Beaver" Mary Beverly "Jody" Josie Proctor

POEM

We are the daughters of Edgecombe,

"Move On" is our aim,

We will stand up for our college

And true to yon remain.

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GRAN-CO CLUB

Motto: "We are out for fun; get up and git"

Colors: Pink and Green Flower: Crepe Myrtle

OFFICERS

Viola Jones President

Ruth Jones Vice-President fj

Nannie Leigh Royster Secretary

Sue Bryan Treasurer

MEMBERS

Lucile Allen Mae Henderson Carolyn Macon

Sue Bryan Julia Hobgood Sadie Neal

Pauline Currin Blanche Hutchins Virginia Pittard

Izona Currin Ruth Hudson Mittilulah Pittard

Maude Clay Viola Jones Nannie Leigh Royster

Lillian Dean Ruth Jones Elizabeth Smith

Frances Harmon Claire Jones Martha Williams

Virginia Hicks Mary Grace Lyon Margaret Whitfield

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HYDE COUNTY CLUB

Motto: "Do anything you see your way clear."

Colors: Green and White Flower: Pond Lily

MEMBERS

"Matt" Bridgman "Priss" Mann

"Sal" Cheek "Peggy" Weston

"Flossy" Clarker "May" White

"Arch" Harris "Meum" Williams

NOTABLE FEATURES

Matt "will" do anything to help you get in trouble.

Sal is always striving for "the preacher."

Peggy, our historian-her favorite topic, "Sir Gilbert."

Priss has the honor of heading "Our Marriageable List."

Arch wears "brown" all the time.

Flossy, the only one who wishes to be a "mann."

Meum, the only "boy chaser."

May, the "only lady."

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IREDELL COUNTY CLUB

Motto: "Why should life all labor be?"

Colors: White and Gold Flower: Daisy

MEMBERS

Fan "Deborah" Cavin Pauline "Susan" Lippard

Lillian "Priscilla" Colson Helen "Druscilla" Lewis

Mary "Esmeralda" Colson Doris "Lenna" McKey

Elfrieda "Cecelia" Gouger Sadieree "Melissa" McKoy

Lava "Diana" Howard Ruby "Prunella" Menius

Mary M. "Penelope" Hudson Janie Rea "Daphne" Smith

Mary "Prudence" Johnston Effie "Jane" West

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JOHNSTON COUNTY CLUB

Motto: "We can because we think we can"

Colors: Yellow and White Flower: Jonquil

OFFICERS

Saydee Fulghum President

Clyda Woodard Vice-President

Johnnie Watson Secretary and Treasurer

ROLL

Mildred Boyett Ruth Grantham Sneede Leason

Maude Boyett Clyde Hooks Ethel McDaniel

Maude Blackman Mary Lee Hooks Inez Pittman

Genevieve Baucom Elgia Hocutt Mary Louise Turner

Vera Blackman Mary Hocutt Miriam Turley

Leoria Cook Martha Hassell Velma Talton

Mildred Creech Gladys Hawks Clyda Woodard

Blanche Fitzgerald Margaret Lee Jones Asenath Wellons

Saydee Fulghum Chrystelle Lucas Johnnie Watson

Flora Grant Marjorie Williams

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L. A. C. CLUB

Slogan: "Me too"

Meeting Place: Room 211

Time: All Times

MEMBERS

Name Nickname Office

Eva McLean "Eve" President

Katherine McKenzie "Kat" Vice-President

Iula Britt "Puny" Secretary

Ethel Prevatt "Spemter" Treasurer

Louise Tyndall "Sticky" Business Manager

Elizabeth Paul "Libs' Social Director

Iola Britt "Lola" Cheer Leader

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LEFT HAND CLUB

Motto: "Each for all and all for each" Colors: Blue and White

OFFICERS

Louise Bell President

Elva Kiser Vice-President

Ruth Rhyne Treasurer

Nellie Triplett Secretary

MEMBERS

Louise Bell Elva Kiser

Mary Emma Bryan Ruth Rhyne

Mary Elliot Nellie Triplett

Florence Hicks Miriam Turley

Rebecca Johnson Miss Morton

Rubye Kilpatrick Miss Hall

Irene Kahn Miss Davis

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N. G. F.'S

Slogan: "To the top or bust!"

Colors: Green and White Flower: Bachelor's Button

Meeting Place: Dux Cents Seize

Laugh, frolic, and eat can we,

But in the latter we excel.

If you doubt it just watch and see

But, please, don't go tell.

MEMBERS

Name Nickname Office

Delma Smith "Bojack" President

Eloise Sasser "Sassy" Vice-President

May Belle Mitchell "M'Belle" Secretary

Ellen Hines "Butter-Cut" Treasurer

Margaret Roberson "Bargie" Social Director

Julia Minor Wood "Asiaminor" Jazz Director

Janie Belle Johnson "Jeb" F. G. Elite

Sara Gurly "Skippit" Rhyme-Ringer

Ellen Gardner "Classy" Retired to Matrimony

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NORTHAMPTON COUNTY CLUB

Motto: "North Carolina we cherish above, but our own Northampton, none the

less, we love."

Colors: Crimson and Grey Flower: Grey Moss

OFFICERS

Julia Tyler President

Florence Tyler Secretary and Treasurer

MEMBERS

Agnes Cooke Raynor Long Blanche Stephenson

Elizabeth Gay Willie Lee Spivery Bernice Britt

Lelia Askew Annier Gray Bridgers Sarah Hart

Faye Johnson Anna Outland Mamie Copeland

Clarice Lewter Fannie Lowe Annie Spivey

Christine Vick Elizabeth Grant Irma Jenkins

Nell Joyner Hollie Parker Rebecca Johnson

Minnie Hart Bettie Rose Taylor Julia Tyler

Sarah Leigh Vick Mary Watson Martha Spivey

Lucille Kee Cleo Sauls Florence Tyler

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THE PALS' CLUB

Motto: "To have a friend is to be one" Flower: Forget-Me-Not

OFFICERS

Annie Dozier President

Helen Edwards Vice-Prcsident

Ruby Knowles Secretary

Nellie Triplett Treasurer

MEMBERS

Name Nickname Statistics

Annie Dozier "Jimmie" Best All-Round

Helen Edwards "Hialy Baby" Most Attractive

Nora Lee Gaddy "Norga" Most Popular

Louise Grissom "Little Ease" Most Sincere

Ruby Knowles "Knows" Most Talented

Nellie Triplett "Trip" Wittiest

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PASQUOTANK TRIBE

Motto: "Turn over and take it easy"

Colors: Green and White Flower: Water Lily

OFFICERS

Cataloachee Jacobs President

Neba Lane Secretary and Treasurer

Harvey Deal Mascot

MEMBERS

Hiwassee Harrell Chicasau Harrell

Cataloachee Jacobs Saluda Reddick

Tuluca Richardson Wataba White

Neba Lane Aquonie Richardson

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RED-HEADED CLUB

Motto: "Taujours Rouge" Song: "'Cause It's Red"

Colors: Red and Green Flower: Red Roses

RED-HEAD CLUB

OFFICERS

Miss Ruth Hillhouse President

Miss Becky Edmonds Vice-President

Nancye Hinson Secretary and Treasurer

MEMBERS

Annie Batts Gussie L. Harrell Dell Pope

Menie Bell Mary Holt Nina R. Rouse

Lucille Britt Claudia Ipock Isabel Smith

Mary Cummings Estelle Isles Clara L Spruill

Tarmesia Dunn Janie B. Johnson Johnnie L. Stewart

Kathleen Faison Ann Kanoy Florence Tyler

Margaret Faison Frances Mitchell Grace Wells

Mrs. A. D. Frank Jean Morton Ernestine Wynne

Mr. R. C. Deal

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ROBESON COUNTY CLUB

Motto: "Boost McLean and Save Robeson"

Colors: Blue and White Flower: Ragged Robins

OFFICERS

Iola Britt President

Christine McDaniel Vice-President

LaRue Floyd Secretary and Treasurer

Elizabeth Paul Program and Social Comittee

Mabel Regan Program and Social Committee

MEMBERS

Ethel Prevatt Iola Britt Flora Faulk

Eva McLean Iula Britt Julia Tolar

Mary Belle McMillan Corona Johnson Elizabeth McCallum

Isabel Smith Christine McDaniel Mabel Regan

Katherine Smith LaRue Floyd Ophelia Floyd

Elizabeth Paul Pearl Freeman

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"THE HAPPY HANDFUL"

Motto: "The best is none too good"

Twenty-one hands full of happiness,

Twenty-one hearts full of cheer,

This is the motto we follow,

Daughters of Wayne, while we're here.

Hail fellows! A laugh and a greeting-

We're off for a Wayne county meeting!

OFFICERS

Sarah Gurley President

Eloise Sasser Secretary

Louisa Overman Treasurer

Julia M. Wood Social Leader

MEMBERS

Hazel Bryan Ruth Crumpler Bessie Willis

Hilda Hooks Estelle Edmundson Mary Edmundson

Ellen Hines Lottie McClenny Evelyn Short

Margaret Robinson Blanche Pierce Catherine Grantham

Earle Smith Bronnie Cogdell Hildagarde Roberts

Audrey Becton Maybelle Mitchell

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TRIPLE "L" CLUB

Motto: "L L L" Song: "Let Me Call You Sweetheart"

Flower: Sweetheart Rose Favorite Candy: Honey-Moon Kisses

Name Nickname Statistics

Nannie Alice Taylor "Nat" Lover of Love

Mabel Regan "Ginger" Lover of Dreams

Jean Morton "Sunshine" Lover of Music

Clara Pickett "Prune" Lover of Peace

Jennette Wedmore "Jack" Lover of Fun

Winnie Strickland "Peggy" Lover of Ease

Pattie Edmundson "Pat" Lover of Letters

Mae Helms "Turk" Lover of the Moon

Wilmer Myers "Slim" Lover of the One

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UNION COUNTY CLUB

IMoTTo: "In union there is strength"

Colors: Green and White Flower: Goldenrod

OFFICERS

Nora Lee Gaddv President

Annie Lee Smith Vice-President

Effie Strawn Secretary and Treasurer

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MEMBERS

Isabel Biggers Ellie Phifer

Maude Carter Ila Phifer

Daisy Fincher Verla Richardson

Nora Lee Gaddy Ruby Rogers

Mae Helms Ethel Staton

Evelyn Moore Effie Strawn

Annie Lee Smith

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WAKE COUNTY CLUB

Motto: "Wake 'em up"

Colors: Purple and White Flower: Morning Glory

OFFICERS

Macy Siler President

Meredith Swain Vice-President

Evelyn Hutcheson Secretary and Treasurer

MEMBERS

Estelle Chamblee Nolie Keith

Evelyn Fuquay Mae Midgett

Hilda Hare Virginia Ratcliffe

Grace Hunt Maude Siler

Helen Johnson Gladys Stephens

Evelyn Tillman

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B. K.'S

SOUTH CAROLINA CLUB






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HALIFAX COUNTY CLUB

PITT COUNTY CLUB






BOOK FOUR

Statistics

AND FEATURES











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STATISTICS






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Jambalaya

(With aplogies to everybody)

"Tell them dear, that if eyes were made for seeing

Then Beauty is thine own excuse for being."

If charming ways can soothe all melancholy

Then I pray, Charm, to put us all to folly.

If ribboned poles and daisy chains bespeak the day

Then send your heralds forth. Queen of the May.

We'll fun and frolic, sing with hearty good cheer

And Grace shall dance her way through all the year,

With envying eyes we watch as Talent plays

Her tune on every string, in pleasant ways.

She who can ever talk and yet make others hear

As Loquacity does, is pleasing to the ear.

When Kings and Queens and all their court grow sad-

Then straight for Wit they send to make them glad.

To you. Versatility, the world can tell.

Choose what you will, you'll ever do it well.

The one who can smile in the face of defeat.

Wear Victory's laurels well, is a Sport hard to beat.

All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy:

Athletics, you're work, but you're work with a joy.

"Three cheers," say the Cheer Leaders, "pep it up there.

Let's sing for our College 'For her we'll dare'."

-Bessie Willis, '28.






Mary Fannie Trexler

Beauty






Virginia Blount

Charm






Fannie Lowe

May Queen






Pattie Mae Baggette

Grace






Helen Viniarski

Talent






Rachel Lee

Loquacity






Bruce Ellis

Wit






Christine Vick

Versatility






Johnnie Lee Stewart

Sport






Ethel Prevatt

Athletics






Bessie Willis and Sneede Leeson

College Cheer Leaders











A Scene From Yesterday (The Faculty)






The Faculty as They Were






BOOK FIVE

"Potpourri











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"THE TRUTH"

(Clipped from The Teco Echo)

A delightful performance of "The Truth." that clever play which is a

combination of comedy and tragedy, by Clyde Fitch, was given by the Senior

class on December 10th at 8:30 o'clock in the college auditorium to a large

audience who proved their appreciation by their response to all the fine points

of the play.

Helen Viniarski, as Becky, a lovable, sweet and attractive person who finds the

truth hard to tell, was the star. Her acting was superb. She had the entire audience

smiling at her one moment and weeping with her the next. Elizabeth Thomas played

convincingly the part of Tom Warder, a rather puritanic type of person, who

"doesn't understand a suspicious nature-but has every confidence in his wife."

The chief causes of the trouble in the Warder home are two persons. Fred Lindon,

a sheikish man of no character, which satirical and easy-going part was

excellently interpreted by Isabelle Cromartie; and Stephen Roland, Becky's

father, a broken down gambler and a "has been," played in a most commendable

manner by Bruce Ellis. Lessie Cogdell, in the role of Mrs. Crespigny. Roland's

landlady who, regardless of his faults, hopes that he is a "will be" for her,

was a scream. She kept the audience in an uproar whenever she appeared.

Annie Mae Edwards, as Eve Lindon, never lost her part as the nervous,

jealous wife. Sallie Cheek, as Laura Fraser, was a good foil for her.

Bertha Piland as Jenks was a good maid, and Kathleen Dail made an attractive

little messenger boy.

The girls that took parts of men are to be congratulated on the excellent way in which they carried out

their difficult parts, both in appearance and in action.

The make-up was cleverly done. The costumes, which were modern, helped

to carry out the idea of the time and place.

Possibly the thing that impressed the audience most was the naturalness of

the acting. Each actor appeared not to be conscious of the fact that there was

an audience, but spoke and acted toward each other with an ease which is very

hard for amateurs to attain. Their voices were well modulated, so the lines were

all caught by the audience.

The great success of the play was due to a large extent to the untiring

efforts of the directors, Miss Emma L. Hooper and Miss Maude M. Hall, both

of the English department.

The large crowd of people from outside the college was sufficient proof of

the good work done by the advertising committee, which consisted of Christine

Vick, Musette Montague, Deanie Boone Haskett, and Macy Siler.

The many attractive posters, which were placed in Greenville and several

other towns, were effective and did a great part in bringing the crowd.

The stage committee composed of Ruby Worthington, Maude Johnson, Ruth

Lowder, and Mary Lowder deserve much praise for their work in making the

stage as it should be.

The president of the class, Janie Jackson, is also due much praise for her

executive ability in managing the play so that it went off so well.

The music, before the curtain and between the acts, a violin ensemble, by

Misses Gorrell, Wedmore, Westmoreland and Morton, with Miss Mead at the

piano, added greatly to the success of the evening.

The ushers for the evening were as follows: Rachel Lee, Frances Smith,

Mary Shelton McArthur, Margaret Smith, Juanita Worthington and Estelle Isles

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"In The Beginning"

WHY TEACHERS TURN GRAY

Answers to exam on medieval history, when asked to identify the following in history:

1. Philip the Fair: The first user of Palmolive soap as he kept that school girl complexion.

2. "City of God": Garden of Eden.

3. Charles the Bold: The first man to eat an oyster.

4. Romance Languages: Pet words used by Mark Antony and Cleopatra.

5. Dante: Famous for writing on "The Entrance to the Hellespont."

6. Charles the Hammer: Rival of George Washington.

7. Joan of Arc: Daughter of Noah.

8. Marco Polo: A famous game of the Prince of Wales.

9. Moscow: Furnished the well-known food for colleges.

10. Richard the Lion-Hearted: A member of Barn

11. Alaric: A form of blank poetry.

12. Theodosian Code: A code used by the famous lovers, Pryramus and Thisbe

13. Harold, the fair-headed of Norway: First user of Golden-glint Shampoo.

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THE WOMANLESS WEDDING

A wedding of more than unusal interest to all East Carolina students, faculty

and alumnae, was the womanless wedding which took place in the East Carolina

chapel on December 18, 1925.

This wedding of unusual interest was solemnized at 6:30 o'clock when Prof.

A. D. Frank became the bride of Prof. Beecher Flanagan.

The impressive ring ceremony was performed by Prof. E. L. Henderson,

and the vows were spoken before an improvised altar decorated with cherry

blossoms and candles. Prior to the ceremony, Miss Sallie Joyner Davis lighted

the candles, thereby making the altar one of enchanting beauty.

Immediately preceding the ceremony, Miss Davis escorted Prof. Austin,

followed by Mr. Adams, to the piano where Mr. Austin rendered some musical

selections and Mr. Adams sang "Just Before the Battle Mother."

Mr. Austin wore a unique costume ad Mr. Adams was attired in a pink-

beaded evening gown, black hat and gray squirrel chocker.

At the strains of the wedding march the flower girls, R. J. Slay and Prof.

R. C. Deal, entered carrying large laundry baskets of pink and blue rose petals

which they scattered in the paths of the bride and groom. Dr. Slay was dressed

in a dainty white dress with much lace and yellow accessories, including hair rib-

bon and gold slippers. Prof. Deal was charming in a blue basque dress with

pink accessories. Mr. James A. Keech, principal of the Greenville High School,

was the ring bearer. He was most elaborately dressed in a clown suit of blue

and black, and carried the ring on an E. C. T. C. pillow, supported by a tray.

The next to enter was Mr. M. L. Wright, mother of the bride, attended by

Miss Davis and wore a navy suit, black hat and sky-blue scarf, and wore a cor-

sage of pink and white roses.

The bride entered with and was given in marriage by her father. Prof.

Hubert C. Haynes. The groom entered unattended, due to the fact that his best

man, Pres. Robert H. Wright, had another engagement.

The bride wore a lovely white linen dress. She wore a long white veil caught

with cherry blossoms and carried an arm bouquet of pink and lavender roses.

Her only ornament was a necklace of brown beads, perhaps the gift of the groom.

The wedding scene was of rare interest and was attended by a large assemblage

of students and relatives of the professors.

-Lessie Cogdell, '26.

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JOKES

Our idea of a modern dumb bell is the Freshman who, when told to observe

study hour, sat on the back campus for an hour and watched the Sophs in the

dormitory study.

Harry Johnson (copying "D" write-ups): "If this typewriter had any

sense at all it would have been love sick by now."

A Father to His Modern Daughter: "Where are you going, my little maid?"

"I'm going a-petting, sir," she said.

The exams are done.

And a darkness falls on my soul by right,

For I feel myself wafted homeward

By the Advisory Board e'er night.

Evelyn Hutchinson: "Mary, I saw you with a gentleman in a car last

night, and I only saw one of his arms. Did he have only one?"

Mary Cummings: "The other was around somewhere, I guess!"

Absent-minded math teacher after she had given the clerk her order: "Now,

if you understand that, raise your hand."

Mr. Frank To Mr. Haynes: "I read in the paper the other day that it is

going to be the style for men to wear suits the color of their hair."

Mr. Haynes: "Gee. I'm out of luck."

Inez Van Dyke (business manager of The Tecoan): Mr. Marcus, may I

come to see you next week?"

Mr. Marcus: "Sorry, but I will be on my honeymoon next week.

Kathleen Dail (slightly mixed): "This morning I found a dime going to

church."

Friend (innocently): "Did you stop it?"

Musette (to Rachel Lee, who was singing as she passed the window):

"Don't sing by my window."

Rachel (pertly): "I'm not singing 'By My Window.' I'm singing 'Yearning'."

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"LINES"

(Composed After Breaking a Rare Vase)

Vainly I had sought to borrow

From my books surcease of sorrow-

Sorrow for the broken vase

For the rare and antique vase which

I had broke upon the floor,

Useless here for evenmore.

Presently my soul grew stronger;

Hesitating then no longer,

"Dear," said I, "or Nancye, truly your

Forgiveness I implore.

But the fact is I was leaning, and so

Gently it was tipping,

And so faintly it came slipping,

Slipping while my sweater tore.

That I scarce was sure I felt it"-then

I looked upon the floor-

Pieces there and nothing more.

Then, methought, the air grew tenser,

Perfumed from an unseen censer,

Swung by tears whose foot-falls

Tinkled on the hard, old floor.

"Wretch," I cried, "my pocketbook be

Empty, but my roommate she hath lent me

Dimes, dimes to turn thee from

The memories of antiques!

Take, oh take this little dime and

Forget that lost antique!

Please, oh please, for evermore."

THE PSALM OF THE PRACTICE TEACHER

Practice teaching is my fate.

I shall not desire more.

It maketh me to sit up late at nights.

It leadeth me into deep thought.

It tormenteth me.

It leadeth me into paths of worry for its name sake.

Yea, tho I ride out to Winterville, I am sat upon.

I thinketh great evil when I writeth plans.

Its "ups and downs" tortureth me.

It maketh me to say naughty words in the presence of my friends.

It annointeth my face with tears.

My eyes runneth over.

Surely to goodness if this fate followeth me all the days of my life I shall

dwell at "Dick's Hill" forever.

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Love Me? All Aboard! Off For A Ride

College Snapshots

Pals Janie Happy Tho Married

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Below Zero "Bruze" When Skies Are Blue

Ferdinand A Favorite "Hang-Out" (Denton's College Store) Peter

A Tramp? "Sissy" Dail Little V. P. "Posed"

College Snapshots

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While She Waits Mr. Boyd On A Hike

Just Here Two is Company Five is-? Public Courtship

Miss Culp Mr. Wayne A Rare Sport -Here-

College Snapshots

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1926

Charlestoning Lucille Sermons and Ruth Rhine "Zip" and "Jack"

A Popular Sailor "Heck?" "Snowbirds"

Colonial Dames Evelyn and Nancye Reserved Seats

College Snapshots

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PATRONIZE OUR ADVERTISERS

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FOR

COLLEGE

STATIONERY

SCHOOL SUPPLIES

TOILET ARTICLES

AND

GUARANTEED SATISFACTION

Try "Us" First

Denton's College Store

"The College Girls' Store"

Phone 80

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Chas. O. H. Horne

Druggist

Cleanest store in

Greenville invites

your patronage

Phone 50

Opposite Proctor Hotel

GREENVILLE'S

Authority on Ladies' Wear

Ladies' Tailor-Made

Suits a Specialty

All the newest styles in Dress

Goods, Silks, Embroideries,

Laces and Dress Trimmings.

My shoe stock is complete

in every line for Men,

Ladies and Children

I want your patronage

You will profit by trading

with me

W. A. Bowen's Store

Phone 330

GREENVILLE, N. C.

THE ROUSE PRINTERY

Quality Printing

Fine Stationery

Prices Reasonable

Greenville, N. C.

New Blonde and Grey

Slippers to Glorify

Your Appearance

This Spring

and Summer

At the CAROLINA SHOE STORE

you are quite certain to find at all

times just the shoe that harmonizes

with the rest of your costume.

The ensemble idea is to be more

popular this Spring and Summer

than ever before which makes it

important that you have footwear

to accompany each outfit. An in-

teresting assortment of pumps and

strapped styles will make choosing

a pleasure.

10 per Cent. Discount to All

E. C. T. C. Students

Carolina Shoe Store

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McKay Washington Company

"The Ladies' Store"

Ever Showing the Latest

Apparel for Ladies

SUITS, COATS AND DRESSES

AGENTS FOR

Warner Corsets

Red Fern Corsets

Dove Undermuslin

Phoenix Hose

WE GUARANTEE THESE ITEMS

Greenville, N. C.

Ladies Ready-to-Wear and Millinery

WE SHOW THE NEW THINGS FIRST

C. Heber Forbes

GREENVILLE, N. C.

Peoples Bakery

DIENERS PEANUT BRITTLE

CREAM PUFFS

ALL KINDS OF PASTRIES

PHONE 129

GREENVILLE, N. C.

Tge Proctor Hotel

Caters Especially to College

Students and Their Families

Call us at 393 for any service

we may be able to render at

any time

W. David Turner

Manager

GREENVILLE, N. C.

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A NATION-WIDE INSTITUTION-

J.C.Penneyl Co. Inc.

DEPARTMENT STORES

Superior Values Always Here!

We don't believe in spasmodic "sales," but we

do believe in giving the most in value for each dollar

you spend here. And we believe in doing this every

day in the year.

BLOUNT-HARVEY COMPANY, INC.

Greenville Style Center for Wearing Apparel

Women who depend upon this store for their

wearing apparel know that styles are correct;

that old stocks never accumulate here; that we

show greatest variety of fabrics, many of which are

exclusively our own; that everything is of guaranteed

quality; that they get a full dollar's worth for every

dollar. We want more women to know these truths.

WE MAKE SPECIAL EFFORT TO PLEASE COLLEGE GIRLS

BLOUNT-HARVEY COMPANY, INC.

The Shopping Center

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J. G. LAUTARES

Candy Palace

THE EVERY DAY DESSERT

Our pure Ice Cream, and Home-Made Candy are

more than a dessert. Their food value exceeds that

of most table foods. A dish of our Ice Cream has

the same food value as a pound of steak or four

pounds of potatoes. We leave it to any member

of the household to say which is the most appetiz-

ing. Lautares Ice Cream has passed the State Food

Inspection at Raleigh, and has proved to be a pure

cream-and a rich cream. Our Ice Cream Plant has

been installed by the Southern Construction and

Supply Company, Atlanta, Ga., and is the best and

most up-to-date in the State.

Try Our Ice Cream in Your Home

BE SURE TO ASK FOR

LAUTARES ICE CREAM

WHOLESALE AND RETAIL

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B. S. Warren

The Leading Druggist

GREENVILLE, N. C.

The Old Reliable Store

Call Us for Anything a Drug

Store Sells

Phone 68

The Price Of A

Good Photograph

Is not the money you ex-

change for it, but the Personal

Happiness and Mental Satisfaction

-and yet you find our

prices most reasonable.

BAKER'S STUDIO

Sit to Us for Your Portraits

Pitt Shoe Company

Shoes Exclusively

Five Points

We Keep Your Feet Happy

H.W.PETERS COMPANY

Manufacturing Jewelers

CLASS RINGS, SOCIETY

EMBLEMS AND INVITATIONS

District Office

3211/2 West Main Street

DURHAM, N. C.

J. H. MILLER

District Manager

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Put Your Experience of YESTERDAY Into

TODAY

And It Will Pay You a Reward TOMORROW

PROFIT BY OBSERVATION

Look around you and you will see on every side examples of men

who, during their working years, spent their income

regardless of the future

Prepare now so that in your declining years you will have peace and plenty

EXPERIENCE IS KNOWLEDGE GAINED BY TRIAL AND PRACTICE

open a bank account-do it today

The Greenville Banking and Trust Company

Resources Over $1,500,000.00

Greenville Market Company

WHOLESALE AND RETAIL

FRESH MEATS OYSTERS AND FISH

We Appreciate Your Patronage

Phone 82

STATIONERY OFFICE SUPPLIES

Renfrew Printing Company

PRINTERS AND STATIONERS

We have all kinds of stationery

and supplies for College Girls

EVANS STREET

Opposite Proctor Hotel

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YOUNG'S

For the Newest Styles

or Evening Dresses

SPECIALLY PRICED

We always get the newest novelties in

OXFORDS AND PUMPS FIRST

Our silk hosiery is the best

obtainable. Extra good heavy silk

hose, triple seam, full fashioned

ALL COLORS, $1.49

CORNER DICKERSON AVENUE

AND GREENE STREET

THIS SPACE

IS COMPLIMENTARY TO

White's Theatre

FOR A

Picture given in behalf of

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NATIONAL BANK OF GREENVILLE

GREENVILLE, N. C.

The Big Bank on Five Points

Resources $1,644,098.00

90%

This is the high average, yet 90% of the business of this country is

done by check

We want you to join the majority by opening an account with

this bank

JAMES L. LITTLE, President F. J. FORBES, Cashie

F. G. JAMES, Vice-President CHAS. JAMES, Asst. Cashier

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East Carolina Teachers College

Greenville, N. C.

COURSES OFFERED

I. A Two-Year Normal Course

II. A Four-Year College Course

The two-year normal course leads to a diploma

which entitles the holder to a Primary or Grammar

Grade Certificate, Class B. The four-year college

course leads to the A. B. degree which entitles the

holder to a Primary, Grammar Grade, or High

School Teacher's Certificate, Class A. All work

given in these courses will count toward graduation

from this institution.

Special courses are offered with the purpose of

preparing High School Teachers of English, His-

tory, Science, Biology, Mathematics, Geography,

Latin, French, and Home Economics.

Beginning with the fall term of 1927 the college

will offer a course for Elementary school principals

and supervisors.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, ADDRESS

ROBERT H. WRIGHT

President

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Equipped with many years experience for making photographs of

all sorts, desirable for illustrating college annuals. Best

obtainable artists, workmanship and the capacity

for prompt and unequaled service.

White STUDIO

Photographers to

1926 Tecoan

220 WEST 42nd STREET, NEW YORK

A Good, Accurate Watch is Absolutely Essential

When You Start Teaching

Hamilton-Elgin Bulova-Optima

Our Prices

$12.50 to $100.00

Investigate Our "Divided Payment" Plan for College Girls

WE ALWAYS KEEP AN EXPERT WATCH-MAKER

Traub Genuine "Orange Blossom" Wedding Rings and Mountings

If Interested, Write for Brochure "Wedding Ring Sentiment"

We are as Near as Your Post Office; Make Your Wants Known

W. L. BEST

"LARGEST JEWELER IN PITT COUNTY"

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Wilkerson & Williams

UNDERTAKING AND

MUSIC COMPANY

FUNERAL DIRECTORS AND EMBALMERS

PIANOS AND PLAYER PIANOS

VICTROLAS AND RECORDS

PICTURE FRAMES AND

NOVELTIES

GREENVILLE, N. C.

John Flanagan

Buggy Company

AUTHORIZED FORD DEALERS

SALES AND SERVICE

GREENVILLE, N. C.

CASH OR CREDIT

JUST EVERYTHING

DRUG STORES SELL

OUR MOTTO

Service and Quality

Greenville Drug Co.

J. Key Brown

Druggist

FIVE POINTS

How Do You Stand?

Are the soles of your feet com-

fortable? and your heels? Do

you feel on the level, or wobbly?

If the latter, maybe your shoes

are at fault. Better bring

them to us and let us give you

a better understanding. We do

all kinds of shoe repairing, in a

thorough manner, at fair prices.

Goodyear Shoe Repairing Co.

Greenville, N. C.

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Greenville Floral Co.

"Say It With Flowers"

Wedding Bouquets, Corsages

Funeral Designs

Largest Growers of Cut Flowers in

Eastern Carolina

PHONE 443-W

Phone 437

Dr. M. B. Massey

DENTIST

200-202 National Bank Building

GREENVILLE, N. C.

WILLARD'S

Fancy Groceries

Food of Superior Excellence

23-PHONES-92

GREENVILLE, N. C.

Mrs. R. W. Fleming

Hemstitching

P. O. BOX 418 PHONE 136

EVANS STREET

GREENVILLE, N. C.

LOWE'S

Millinery and Van Raalte Hose

GREENVILLE, N. C.

CHIC

Naturalness and Correctness are

the Characteristics of

A VANITY BOXE

NEW NESTLE CIRCULINE

PERMANENT WAVE

Make Your Application Now

The Vanity Boxe

Dr. B. McK. Johnson

DENTIST

National Bank Building

Phone 391

GREENVILLE, N. C.

MISSES MANNING

SPECIALTY SHOP

Ladies' Ready-to-Wear

and Millinery

GREENVILLE, N. C.

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Mrs. Annie Pittman

Hemstitching, Button Covering

and Pleating

PHONE 218

EVANS STREET

GREENVILLE, N. C.

Dr. Alfred M.Schultz

Dentist

100 National Bank Building

GREENVILLE, N. C.

Dr. R. F. Williams

DENTIST

302 National Bank Building

PHONE 413

GREENVILLE, N. C.

L. O. GROSS

PIANO TUNING AND REPAIRING

GREENVILLE, N. C.

It is a fact, that you can get

better furniture at a better

price and better terms at

Taft & Vandyke

Greenville, n. c.

6%-Money to Loan-6%

The Hood System

Industrial Bank

GREENVILLE, N. C.

Pay Back Weekly or Monthly

ELECTRIC SERVICE AND

SUPPLY COMPANY

ANYTHING ELECTRICAL

RADIOS

We Appreciate Your Business

PHONE 605

DICKERSON AVENUE

A. G. WALTERS

JEWELER AND OPTICIAN

"Everything in First-Class Jewelry"

SEE OUR LINE

GREENVILLE, N. C.

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In the planning and production of

this Annual it has been a pleasure to

work with the Class of 1925-26. We

believe that we have been of real service to

you, and we appreciate the opportunity.

We also believe that our mutual efforts

to produce a worthy Annual have not been in vain.

As you go out into Life we can but wish

for your success and happiness. Your successors

of 1926-27 will find us equally able and

willing to share their problems as they

take up your work. We hope to know

them as well as we have known you.

We welcome all inquiries and we are

always ready to serve.

BIRMAB ENGRAVING CO.

DESIGNERS RETOUCHERS HALFTONES ZINC ETCHINGS

ILLUSTRATORS SHADING TINTS COLOR PLATES EMBOSSING DIES

COR. CHURCH AND 4th ST.

Charlotte, N. C. TELEPHONE 1203

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College and High School

ANNUALS

We invite your meticulous scrutiny

of this Annual as to typography, press-

work, binding, and all the elements that

enter into the publishing of a year-book.

Our organization is made up of men

who are experts in the handling of Col-

lege and High School Annuals-our

equipment is second to none in the State

-and these two, combined with excep-

tional business service, assure our pa-

trons of entire satisfaction.

Correspondence Invited

The Observer Printing House

Incorporated

CHARLOTTE, N. C.

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The cover for

this annual

was created by

The DAVID J.

MOLLOY CO.

2857 N. Western Avenue

Chicago, Illinois

Every Molloy Made

Cover bears this

trade mark on the

back lid.

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AUTOGRAPHS

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