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The Tecoan 1927

Date: 1927 | Identifier: 50-01-1927
1927 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

1927






Digitized by the Internet Archive

in 2010 with funding from

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

http://www.archive.org/details/tecoan1927east






A Song to Our College.

Words by Gladys Parsons, '27 Music by Laura Sloan. 27.

There's a col-lege that we love so well, We sing her praise to -day,

With-in her walls 'tis sweet to dewll And lin-ger while we may.

Look back where I - deals stil ex-cell, And ev - er rev'-rence her.

When from her we turn a-side, Our thoughts with her shall still a-bide,

"To serve" her mot-to, we'll re -tain, With us its challenge shall re-main;

To cling a-round fa-mil-iar scenes, And hal-low Al - ma Ma - ter.

Our deeds the praise al-ways shall tell, Of hal-lowed Al - ma Ma - ter.






Gov. Jarris Breaking ground for the E.C.T.T. School. July 2nd, 1908






The Tecoan 1927

EAST CAROLINA TEACHERS COLLEGE






FOREWORD

THE pause on a long journey and look backward at the stages of

progress, to reminisce as one grows old, and to recall with grati-

tude one's indebtedness to past ages, -such are the tendencies of

man that justify the publication of college annuals, which record the

contemporaneous and yet soon belong to the past.

The year 1927 being the one hundred and fiftieth anniversary of

North Carolina's first constitutional government and the twentieth

anniversary of the official history of East Carolina Teachers College,

The Tecoan has sought not only to picture the immediate present, but

also, by views from the five oldest towns in North Carolina, to call to

mind our Colonial history, that period of heroic struggle in which our

forefathers laid foundations on which we still build.

Naturally we dwell on recent events that brought our college into

being. We remember that in 1905 Superintendent W. H. Ragsdale saw

the need of trained teachers and that, two years later, the bill embody-

ing his vision, written by Governor T. J. Jarvis, and introduced by

Senator J. L. Fleming, all from Pitt County, was passed and ratified.

We like to recall that on the second day of July, 1908, Governor Jarvis,

in a simple cermony, broke the ground for the first building of East

Carolina Teachers Training School.

We go back to the opening of the first session, October 5, 1909,

when, with 172 students, our president, Mr. Robert H. Wright, began

the leadership of the Training School. Since that time the growth of

the institution is the story of a dream coming true-more buildings,

more students, more service, until in 1921 the name became East Caro-

lina Teachers College.

We would reflect for a moment on its founders, who, walking in

the ways of North Carolina's early history-makers, followed the motto,

"To Serve," and handed that motto to us of today and to the comers

of tomorrow. In our annual, the Past, the Present, and the Future are

as interlinked as in Life itself.






CONTENTS

BOOK I

COLLEGE

BOOK II

CLASSES

BOOK III

ACTIVITIES

BOOK IV

FEATURES

BOOK V

HUMOR






DEDICATION

In loving appreciation,

we dedicate

THE 1927 TECOAN

to

Miss Sallie Joyner Davis

who, by her example of unselfish de-

votion to our college and to our state's

history, has proven herself to be a true

teacher, a worthy daughter of our

state, and a valuable friend.






MISS SALLIE JOYNER DAVIS

Chairman of History Department and Teacher of North Carolina History






Mrs. W. L. Hinson

Kinston, N. C.

Mrs. Z. P. Van Dyke

Greenville, N. C.

Sponsors for 1927 Tecoan






Nancy Hinson

Editor in Chief

Inez Van Dyke

Business Manager

Rosina Pittman

Associate Editor

Alma Marks

Assistant Editor

Mary Hocutt

Associate Editor

Annie Laure Brinkley

Assistant Business Manager

Lucille Sermons

Assistant Business Manager

Irene Kahn

Club Editor

Mary Belle Lee

Snap Shot Editor

Johnnie Lee Stewart

Joke Editor

STAFF OFFICERS






Hortense Mozingo

Evelyn Hutchson

Martha Stewart

Christine McDaniel

Cynthis Daugherty

Mildred Sasser

Mabel McInnis

Meridith Swain

Hilda Sutton

Vallie Sumrell

Bronnie Cogdell

REPRESENTATIVES ON STAFF






GOVERNOR TRYON'S PALACE-1770

BUILT OF BRICK AND TRIMMED IN MARBLE, IT WAS THE HANDSOMEST

PUBLIC BUILDING IN AMERICA

Book One

The College






CAMPUS BUILDING

"Walls too young to grow much joy,

But containers of jubilant life."






FRONT CAMPUS

"A true is one of nature's words: to preach

tranquility to all our restless clan."






MODEL SCHOOL GROUNDS

"Snowflakes some in fleets

Like ships over the sea."






WILSON MEMORIAL

"He dreamed dreams that

were passing high."






ROCK SPRINGS

"Dignity and dreams go hand in hand

Near this small realm of Senior Land."






Power Plant

"The impulse of thy strength

makes us lead a nobler life."






WEST CAMPUS

"More than fairy echoes talk

along these walls."






OUR OWN COLLEGE RAILROAD

"It leads me with an idle ease,

A vagabond look and air."






Tecoan 1927

PRESIDENT ROBERT H. WRIGHT

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Tecoan 1927

Miss Annie L. Morton

Lady Principal

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Tecoan 1927

Officers of Administration

Mr. Robert H. Wright President

Mr. H. E. Austin Chairman of Appointment Committee

Mr. Leon R. Meadows Director of Summer School

Miss Annie L. Morton Lady Principal

Miss Ola S. Ross Custodian of Records

Dr. J. E. Nobles College Physician

Miss Annie Morris Supt. of Infirmary

Miss Imo Edwards Asst. Supt. Infirmary

Miss Rebecca Edmonds Secy. to President

Miss Mattie Scoville Secretary

Miss Beulah Westmoreland Secretary

Mr. J. B. Spilman Treasurer

Mrs. J. B. Spilman Asst. Treasurer

Mr. B. W. Gwyn Accountant

Mr. M. L. Wright Executive Secretary

Miss Helen G. Gray Librarian

Mrs. Nannie F. Jeter Dietitian

Miss Nell Keel Dietitian

Mr. J. B. Whitley Supt. of Laundry

Miss Arley V. Moore Dormitory Matron

Mr. O. C. Holmes Head Engineer

Mr. Wade Holmes Assistant Engineer

Mr. A. C. Fornes Superintendent of Grounds and Buildings

Mr. J. S. Williams Campus Policeman

Board of Trustees

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

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

Mr. F. C. Harding Greenville, N. C.

Mr. L. W. Tucker Greenville, N. C.

Mr. H. C. Bridgers Tarboro, N. C.

Mr. D. S. Boykin Wilson, N. C.

Mr. J. S. Hargett Trenton, N. C.

Mr. James L. Griffin Pittsboro, N. C.

Mr. Wayne A. Mitchell Kinston, N. C.

Mr. F. C. Kugler Washington, N. C.

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Tecoan 1927

Faculty

Mr. L. R. Meadows

English

Miss Emma L. Hooper

English

Miss Mamie E. Jenkins

English

Miss Lucile Turner

English

Miss Sallie Joyner Davis

History

Mr. J. Beecher Flanagan

History

Miss Laura Rose

History

Mr. E. C. Hollar

History, Psychology, Sociology

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Tecoan 1927

Faculty

Miss Dora E. Meade

Piano

Miss Mary G. Bertolet

Piano

Miss Lois V. Gorrell

Piano and Violin

Miss Gussie Kuykendall

Public School Music

Mr. H. E. Austin

Geography

Mr. P. W. Picklesimer

Geography

Mr. R. J. Slay

Science

Miss Alice V. Wilson

Biology

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Tecoan 1927

Faculty

Miss Estelle Sorgenfrey

Biology

Miss Kate W. Lewis

Industrial Art

Miss Ruth Bonnerwitz

Industrial Art

Miss Willie Bomar

Foods

Miss Dorothy Dean

Clothing

Miss Mary Jane Alexander

Physical Education

Miss Ella Wilkes

Mathematics

Miss Maria D. Graham

Mathematics

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Tecoan 1927

Faculty

Mr. R. C. Deal

French and Latin

Mr. Hubert C. Haynes

Education

Mr. R. G. Fitzgerald

School Management

Mr. E. L. Henderson

Supervisor of Practice Teaching

Mr. J. H. Rose

Supervisor of Practice Schools

Miss Agnes Whiteside

Primary Education

Mr. Carl L. Adams

Psychology

Miss Emily Goodlett

Primary Education

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Tecoan 1927

Faculty

Miss Irene Hand

Critic Teacher, English

Miss Robbie Allison

Critic Teacher, French

Miss Rachael Scarborough

Critic Teacher, History

Miss Gladys Moore

Critic Teacher, Latin

Miss Mary Berry Clark

Critic Teacher, Domestic Science

Miss Dora Coates

Critic Teacher, First Grade

Miss Annie Redwine

Critic Teacher, First Grade

Miss Jennie Evans

Critic Feacher, First Grade

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Tecoan 1927

Faculty

Miss Jamie Bryan

Critic Teacher, Second Grade

Miss Grace Hunter

Critic Teacher, Second Grade

Miss Bessie Worley

Critic Teacher, Third Grade

Miss Bonnie Howard

Critic Teacher, Fifth Grade

Miss Frances Wahl

Critic Teacher, Sixth Grade

Miss Louise Goggin

Critic Teacher, Seventh Grade

Miss Katherine Bradford

Critic Teacher, Sixth Grade

Miss Elizabeth Toland

Critic Teacher, Mathematics

Miss Lindsey Savage

Critic Teacher, Third Grade

Miss Christine Johnson

Critic Teacher, Second Grade

Miss Gertrude Woodfill

Critic Teacher, Fourth Grade

Miss Geneva Exum

Critic Teacher, Fifth Grade

Miss Janet Grier

Critic Tacher, Fourth Grade

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Tecoan 1927

Officers of Administration

Mr. M. L. Wright

Executive Secretary

Miss Helen Gray

Librarian

Mrs. J. B. Spilman

Assistant Treasurer

Miss Ola S. Ross

Custodian of Records

Miss Beulah Westmoreland

Secretary

Miss Rebecca Edmonds

Secretary to President

Miss Hazel Willis

Secretary

Mr. B. W. Gwyn

Accountant

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Tecoan 1927

Officers of Administration

Miss Nannie F. Jeter

Dietitian

Miss Nell Keel

Dietition

Miss Annie Morris

Superintendent of Infirmary

Miss Imo Edwards

Assistant Superintendent of Infirmary

Miss Arley V. Moore

Dormitory Matron

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Tecoan 1927

IN MEMORIAM

MISS MITTIE R. BEAMAN

Died November 12, 1926

Miss Mittie Beaman for sixteen years, ever gentle and serene,

moved quietly among us, in the infirmary and dormitories, or out

working her flowers, busy with duties and pleasures at home. She

lived a rich, full life, outwardly calm, even-tempered, yet within glow-

ing with the spirit of adventure.

New ideas and things fascinated her. She was among the first to

buy a radio, and she was always learning some new handicraft.

Far places called to her; vacation meant going. While others

dreamed, she ventured. Souvenirs from Venice and Paris, cards from

the Canal Zone, iris roots from New Orleans, gave glimpses of the

travels that enriched her life. A trip ended, she slipped back into the

routine, refreshed in body and soul.

In love, her church perhaps came first. She went whenever

the door was opened and remained to close it.

She loved people, and ties of blood and friendship were strong.

She responded to the call of nieces and nephews, to the fourth gen-

eration, to share joys and sorrows. Work and wanderings over, she

rests in her home town among her own.

The memorials to her on the campus come and go with the sea-

sons-the flowers she planted: patches of cinnamon pinks, clumps of

purple irises, festoons of pink roses, and stalks of Ascension lilies.

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Tecoan 1927

In Memoriam

MISS FANNIE McCLELLAND

Died January 10, 1927

Miss Fannie McClelland, Critic Teacher of the Fifth Grade and Principal of the

Model School, "went about doing good." Some evidence of her noble life and abid-

ing influence is shown by the following responses, made by the children of the Model

School, in chapel one morning after her death when Mr. Rose asked them to tell some

of the things that Miss McClelland believed in:

"Miss McClelland believed in children being happy."

"She believed in order."

"She believed in children telling the truth."

"She believed in keeping the Sabbath Day holy."

"She wanted us to do our work well."

"She believed in playing fair."

"She wanted us to be good citizens."

"She believed in respecting other people's rights."

"She wanted us to keep our school clean."

"She looked after us when we got hurt."

"She believed in going to church."

"She was never too busy to help us."

Miss McClelland truly lived a life of service-the kind of service taught by the

meek and lowly Nazarene when he said, "I came not into the world to be ministered

unto but to minister." Her greatest happiness was in working to make school a happy,

useful place, for, above all else, she loved children. She felt as the poet who said:

"Just this is all I ask, the day

I take the silent road and gray,

That on my simple stone they hew,

'Some little children loved her too.'

What else they write about me there,

I do not care."

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Tecoan 1927

The Sheaves of Father Time

Old Father Time, how fast he mows

Lives and deeds as on he goes

Toward tomorrow.

He takes no retrospective glance

At those who sing, or play, or dance,

Or even sorrow.

But human are we who backward gaze,

And view the things of other days

In meditation.

When first was turned the virgin land,

Harvests of right and peace were planned

For veneration.

With firm imprint our fathers stamped

Our future in the furrows they tramped

And fields they plowed.

From Time's rough use they hardy grew

And passed truth on to me and you

In what they vowed.

We reverence those who gave their lives

To putting us in Fame's archives,

And Time defied.

They made us what we are today

By what they strove for yesterday;

And gladly died.

The mower moves at his steady pace;

He leaves us now and then a trace

Of what is past.

How deep and broad a swath he takes,

And thus for us a record makes

Always to last.

Ah, year by year he made his round,

And state by state in his sheaf he bound

As one great nation.

How slow, yet fast, this mystic Time,

A heaven-crowned Conqueror divine

In all creation.

ZILPAH FRISBIE, '27.

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ST. JAMES EPISCOPAL CHURCH AT WILMINGTON

IN THE BURIAL GROUND AT THE REAR OF THIS

CHURCH IS THE GRAVE OF CORNELIUS HARNET,

A CAPE FEAR COLONIAL LEADER AND

REVOLUTIONARY PATRIOT

Book Two

The Classes











Tecoan 1927

Kenneth Lane Henderson

MASCOT OF

SENIOR CLASS

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Tecoan 1927

Senior Class Song

(Tune: "Arkansas")

We are thinking today of the future,

Of the days that are soon to come.

When the classmates we love shall be scattered

And afar from each other roam;

When we go from these walls to all corners of the state.

We will boost our Alma Mater and her standards true and great

We will cheer for our class, twenty-seven,

And our colors, the Blue and Gold.

In the years that are stretching before us

There are trials that we must meet

Where the mottos of class and of college

Will keep us from base defeat,

Whether we shall go to teach in the East or in the West

We will strive for aye "To Serve" in the way that we find best;

We will be what we are, not pretend it,

We'll be true to the Blue and Gold.

Chorus

Class of ours, class of ours, twenty-seven,

We will ever be true to you;

We will sing our praise forever

And remember the Gold and Blue.

Gladys Parsons, '27.

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Tecoan 1927

Senior Class

Colors: Blue and Gold Flower: Pansy

Motto: "Esse Quam Videri."

OFFICERS

Gladys Kilpatrick President

Gladys Parsons Vice-President, Poet

Emma Jacobs Treasurer

Effie West Secretary

Mary Gray Moore Critic

Beulah Carr Historian

Mary Holt Testatrix

Gertrude Mercer Prophet

Hortense Mazingo Tecoan Representative

Nora Lee Gaddy S. G. A. Representative

Mamie Copeland Cheer Leader

Beulah Carr Teco Echo Reporter

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Tecoan 1927

Gladys Kilpatrick, Senior Class President

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Tecoan 1927

SENIOR CLASS OFFICERS

Gladys Parson

Vice-President

Effie West

Secretary

Emma Jacobs

Treasurer

Mary G. Moore

Critic

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Gladys Lavada Kilpatrick

Brevard, N. C.

Home Economics

Poe Society; Vice-President of Class, '24;

Representative on Annual Staff, '25; President

of Class, '26, '27; Home Economics Club,

President, '26; Statistics, '27; Chief Marshal,

'27; News Bureau, '27; Basketball Team, '23,

23; Science Club, '24; Senior Play.

"She'll always be ours, now and hereafter."

Virginia Highsmith Blount

Faison N. C.

Home Economics

Lanier Society; Flora McDonald College, '24;

Y. W. C. A.; Choir, '25, '26, '27; Cabinet,

'26, '27; Phi Epsilon, Vice-President, '26;

Home Economics Club, '25, '26, '27; Member

of Budget Committee of S. G .A., '26

Council, '26; Delegate to Baptist Student

Conference Chapel Hill, '26; Delegate to Blue

Ridge, '26; Glee Club, '25, '26, '27; Business

Manager, '27; Statistics, '26, '27; President

of Lanier Society, '27.

"Although tiny in stature, she is SO BIG with us."






Mary Maxwell Holt

Pine Hill, N. C.

Latin

Lanier Society; Marshal, '25; Vice-President

of Class, '25; Council, '26; Teco Echo Staff,

'26, '27; News Bureau, '27; Inter-Society

Committee, '27; Statistics, '27; College Ad-

vertising Committee, '27; Basketball, '26, '27;

Tecoan Staff, '26; Wearer of Letters, '27;

Senior Play.

"She explains our assignments clearly, she

teaches well, and she keeps an orderly room;

yet she is full of fun that we like"

Laura Alderman Sloan

Wallace, N. C.

French

Lanier Society; Secretary of Class '26;

Treasurer Phi Sigma, '26, President, '27;

Y. W. C. A.; Pianist, '26; Cabinet, '27; Rep-

resentative to Camp Hollow Rock, '26; Music

Scholarship, '27; Senior Play.

"Although she is a good teacher, she will

never marry a preacher."






Emma Jacobs

Elizabeth City, N. C.

Primary Education

Lanier Society; Treasurer of Class, '26, '27.

"We like Miss Jacobs; she threads needles

for us and helps us make pretty things."

Eliza Eloise Riggs

South Mills, N. C.

Home Economics

Emerson Society, '27; Chowan College, '24;

Home Economics Club, '25, '26, '27; Vice-

President, '26.

"Miss Riggs, we love you so much, and hope

that some one will love you much better than

we have."






Pauline Elizabeth Martin

East Bend, N. C.

Mathematics

Emerson Society; Basketball Squad, '25, '26;

Mathematics Club; Vice-President, '27; Senior Play.

"This is her first attempt at teaching, but

she didn't act like it; she knew how."

Alverta Brendle

Booneville, N. C.

Latin

Poe Society; Scholarship, '27; Basketball, '25,

'26; Baseball, '25, '26, '27; Senior Play.

"Not yet a teacher, but she delights in

the language, the customs and the philosophy of

the Romans."






Louise Grissom

Henderson, N. C.

Mathematics

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

'27; Wearer of Letters; Lieutenant of Athletic

Association, '26; Mathematics Club, '26, '27;

Senior Play.

"A corking good teacher, pleasant and

good-natured."

Gladys Ethel Tingle

Meritt, N. C.

History

Poe Society; Basketball Team, '25, '26; Vice-

President Phi Sigma, '27; Council, '27; Sen-

ior Play.

"If you want some one good in history, just

call on Miss Tingle and hear her jingle."






Thelma Hortense Mozingo

Wilson, N. C.

Latin

Poe Society; Secretary of Class, '25;

Critic, '26; Secretary, '27; Chairman of

Dramatic Club, '27; Y. W. C. A.; Cabinet,

'26; English Club, '27; Tecoan Staff, '26, '27;

Teco Echo Staff, '27; News Bureau, '27; College

Advertising Committee, '27; Basketball

Team, '24, '25, '26, '27; Scholarships, '24,

'25, '26, '27; Senior Play.

"We like her because she explained the

lessons so well, and she made her classes

interesting; but we still wonder if Mazingoes

come from Brazil."

Gladys Isabella Parson

New Bern, N. C.

Mathematics

Poe Society; Council, '25; "Tecoan" Staff, '25,

'26; Vice-President House, '26; Math Club,

'26, '27; Vice-President of Class, '27; College

News Bureau, '27; College Advertising Com-

mittee, '27; President, '26, '27; Y. W. C. A.;

Choir, '25, '26, '27; Glee Club, '25, '26, '27;

Vice-President, '27; Senior Play.

"She teaches as if she is very interested in

her work; she explains difficult things, and

she is as pleasant as a 'parson' about it."






Margaret Cameron Williams

South Mills, N. C.

Home Economics

Emerson Society; Science Club, '24; Home

Economics Club, '24, '25, '26, '27; Secretary

Phi Epsilon, '26; President, '27; Treasurer

Home Economics Club, '26; Teco Echo Staff. '26.

"She is a very good sport and has a happy disposition."

Treasurer Echo Staff,

Ella Wheeler Tucker

Grifton, N. C.

Home Economics

Emerson Society, '27; Lanier; Science Club,

'24; Home Economics Club, '24, '25, '26, '27;

Senior Play.

"She's fat but snappy."






Mary Gray Moore

New Bern, N. C.

Latin

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

'25, '26, '27; President of Y. W. C. A.; Choir,

'24, '25, '26, '27; Glee Club, '25, '26, '27; Pres-

ident, '26, '27; Glee Club; College Quartet,

'25, '26, '27; Tennis Club, '24; College En-

tertainment Committee, '26, '27; Inter-Society

ommittee, '27; Secretary, '26; Chairman

Music Department, '27; Critic of Class, '27;

Delegate to Milwaukee Conference, '27;

Council, '24, '27; Phi Sigma, President, '26;

Statistics, '27.

"Gee, but we don't mind 'more' declensions

when we have Miss Moore."

Viola Wade Jones

Stem, N. c.

English

Poe Society; Y. W. C. A.; Choir, '26,

'27; Delegate to Blue Ridge, '26; Dele-

gate to Southern Baptist Student Conference,

'26; Basketball Team, '24, '25, '26, '27;

Budget Committee, '27; Inter-Society Com-

mittee, '27; Council, '25, '26, '27; Statistics,

'27; President of Student Government Association, '27.

"She is a splendid teacher, both inside

school and out; we hope she can teach us again."






Zilpah Rebecca Frisbie

Marion, N. C.

English

Emerson Society, '27; Poe Society, Treasurer,

'25; Debater, '26; English Club, '26, '27;

Council, '26; Editor of Teco Echo, '27; Dele-

gate to N. C. C. P. A., '27.

"Speaking of English, she's a shark on the subject."

Mamie Copeland

Woodland, N. C.

Primary Education

Emerson Society, '27; House President, '25;

Representatiye Junior Class, '26; President

Emerson Society, '27.

"Miss Copeland, we like for you to teach us number work."






Ruby Jordan Knowles

Woodard, N. C.

French

Lanier Society; Blackstone College, '24;

Senior Play.

"As wise as she is solemn, she knows history."

Nora Lee Gaddy

Wingate, N. C.

Intermediate Education

Poe Society; Wingate Junior College, '24, '25;

Council, '27; Senior Play.

"Miss Gaddy isn't very strict, but she makes

us learn math."






Gertrude Mercer

Fountain, N. C.

English

Poe Society; Basketball, '24, '25, '26; Mar-

shal, '25; Teco Echo Reporter from Poe So-

ciety, '27; Senior Play.

"We think she is an excellent teacher, and

it would be an honor for any class in the

future to be able to profit by her teachings."

Effie West

Statesville, N. C.

French

Poe Society; Mitchell College, '24, '25;

Secretary Class, '24; Senior Play.

"You have made a good French teacher,

for you knew your subject well."






Beulah Carr

Rose Hill, N. C.

English

Poe Society; Associate Editor of Teco Echo,

'26; Senior Class Reporter, '27; News Bu-

reau, '27; English Club.

"Cars usually teach you bad English, but

this Carr teaches good English"

Ella Isabelle Fleming

Greenville, N. C.

English

Poe Society; Secretary of Class, '24; Pre-

sident, '25; Vice-President, '26; Phi Epsilon

Vice-President, '25; English Club, '26, '27.

"She acts as though she has had former ex-

perience; she will be a successful teacher-

if she teaches."






Ruth McGowan

Greenville, N. C.

English

Poe Society; English Club, '26, '27.

"She is a good teacher, and has patience and sympathy."

Mattie Mae Evans

Greenville, N. C.

History

Poe Society; Basketball Squad, '24;

Senior Play.

"When it comes to history, she knows more

than her dates."






Bessie Harriett Sumerell

Grifton, N. C.

Primary Education

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

'26, '27; English Club, '26; House Vice-

President, '26.

"Miss Sumerell is so kind to us, and she tells

us lots of pretty stories."

Lucy Caroline Wells.

Kenansville, N. C.

Home Economics

Lanier Society; Home Economics Club, '24,

'25, '26, '27; Secretary, '25; House Vice-

President '27; Flora MacDonald College,

'22 : Senior Play.

"She still has her crowning glory and is

worthy of a glorious crown."






Ruth McKellar

Maxton, N. C.

English

Lanier Society; Graduate of Carolina Col-

lege, Maxton, N. C.

"She surely knows a library full of English."

Louise Robinson

Goldsboro, N. C.

Primary Education.

"Miss Robinson is a sweet teacher."






Blanche Wilkins

Greensboro, N. C.

Primary Education

Emerson Society; President of Class, '24;

Statistics, '24.

"We like her; she's pretty."

Lena Redfern

Primary Education

N. C. C. W.; Coker College, South Carolina,

and A. S. N. S.

"We like to hear Miss Redfern tell stories,

and we like to hear her laugh."






Rosalind Robinson

Morven, N. C.

Poe Society; Intermediate Education.

"Miss Robinson has been so nice and sweet

to us. We hate to see her leave."

Miriam Revelise

Greenville, N. C.

French

Poe Society; English Club, '27.

"She talks so much that she makes us think

she kows more than she does, but my! doesn't

she know a lot!"






Gladys Mae Arnold

New Bern, N. C.

Primary Education

Poe Society; Y. W. C. A.; Cabinet, '21.

"We have lots of fun together."

Lucy Gray King

New Bern, N. C.

Primary Education

Lanier Society; Basketball, '24.

"Miss King ought to be king-'cause she's

named King,"






Mildred Teal

McFarland, N. C.

Intermediate Education

Emerson Society; Lanier Society; Member of

Emerson Society, '27.

"We like Miss Teal because she is so nice and quiet."






Tecoan 1927

Senior Directory

Comments by pupils of Practice Schools.

Arnold, Gladys 59

Blount, Virginia 42

Brendle, Alverta 45

Carr, Beulah 53

Copeland, Mamie 50

Evans, Mattie 54

Fleming, Ella 53

Frisbie, Zilpah 50

Gaddy, Nora Lee 51

Grissom, Louise 46

Holt, Mary 43

Jacobs, Emma 44

Jones, Viola 49

Kilpatrick, Gladys 42

King, Lucy 59

Knowles, Ruby 51

McGowan, Ruth 54

McKellar, Ruth 56

Martin, Pauline 45

Mercer, Gertrude 52

Moore, Mary Gray 49

Mozingo, Hortense 47

Parsons, Gladys 47

Redfern, Lena 57

Revelise, Miriam 58

Riggs, Eloise 44

Robinson, Louise 56

Robinson, Rosalind 58

Sloan, Laura 43

Sumerell, Bessie 55

Teal, Mildred 60

Tingle, Gladys 46

Tucker, Ella Wheeler 48

Wells, Lucy 55

West, Effie 52

Wilkins, Blanche 57

Williams, Margaret 48

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The Declaration of Graduation

In Class, June 6, 1927

The Unanimous Declaration of the Class of 1927 of East Carolina

Teachers' College

WHEN, IN THE COURSE of college events, it becomes necessary for one

class to dissolve the college bands which have connected its members with one

another, and to assume among the trials of North Carolina, the separate and

equal stations to which the laws of said state and East Carolina Teachers College

entitle them, a due regard for the opinions of instructors entitle that they should

declare the causes which impel to the graduation.

We hold these facts to be self-evident; that all classes are given ambitions; that

they are endowed by their college with certain inalienable rights; that among these are

work, play, and graduation; that to secure these, instructors are placed over them, de-

riving their just powers from the consent of the administration; that whenever these

students have completed the necessary requirements, it is the duty of the college to

graduate them.

Prudence, indeed, will dictate that classes, long careless and unconcerned, should

not be graduated; and accordingly all experience hath shown that most students are

more disposed to rest while rest is possible than to find work and to dismiss the ease

for which they seem to live. But when a long train of students, pursuing faithfully

the same object, convinces the college authorities that official requirements have been

met, it is their right to be graduated, and to be provided with new work for their future

security. The history of the Class of 1927 of East Carolina Teachers College is a his-

tory of faithful work and untold sacrifices, all having in direct object service to the

children of our state. To prove this let facts of our history be submitted to an ap-

preciative world.

We have humbled ourselves when freshmen, to conditions the most trying and

difficult, for the pleasure of the sophomores.

We have co-operated with the Student Government, both obeying regulations and

causing new ones to be made.

We have, while sophomores, called together the freshmen at places unusual, un-

comfortable, and distant from the depository of their public record, for the sole pur-

pose of fatiguing them into compliance with our measures.

We have warned young students repeatedly for opposing with their folly the orders of the Student Council.

We have assisted for a long time after such disturbances, to bring order out of

chaos; whereby the students, seeing our viewpoint, have returned to their government

for protection, the individuals obeying orders and requesting the same of others.

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We have endeavored to increase the capacity of this college; for that purpose rais-

ing funds for this institution; refusing to discourage students migrating hither, and

welcoming them upon their arrival.

We have assisted the administration of justice by giving our assent to laws to

establish judiciary powers.

We have supported instructors, contrary to our will, in the assingments of our

work, smiling when term papers were mentioned, and entering into sprit of oral reports.

We have served in a multitude of offices, and are sending out a swarm of teachers

to help the people and eat at their tables.

We have kept among the students, in times of quiet, council representatives to

see that said quiet continued.

We have combined with each other to agree that the college should be very

grateful to us:

For manifesting a great degree of dignity throughout our career.

For presenting the college, through our talents, the type of dramatics of which

the college should boast till the last days of its history; including among these in our

junior year Alfred Noyes' famous poetic drama "Sherwood," and presenting, with

no less success, in our senior year Goldsmith's "She Stoops to Conquer."

For respecting the high standard of the college in the selection of our class officers,

choosing, therefore, in our Freshman year Priscilla Austin; in our Sophomore year

deciding on the merits of Ella Fleming; and in our Junior and Senior years uniting

under the great leadership of Gladys Kilpatrick.

For taking an active part in athletics, accepting defeat when necessary, yet striv-

ing to grow stronger.

For showing an interest in picnics, attending as guests when invited, and provid-

ing the edibles when others would not.

For establishing during our stay here the precedent looked forward to by future

classes-a Junior-Senior banquet.

For passing with high honors our practice teaching, abolishing thereby much worry

over poor teachers.

We have released ourselves from all failures and conditions by devoting our-

selves to our studies and waging war against idleness and stupidity.

We have plundered the college, outdoors and in, to find its noblest resources.

We are at this time sending Senior class representatives both to the Four-Year

College and to the Two-Year Normal class meetings to give instructions, whereby the

work we have planned may be carried on.

We have constrained our college mates, reproved by the instructors, to do what

was right independent of their wishes.

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We have incited domestic improvements among us and have endeavored to lend

assistance to our college servants whose known vocation is to bring destruction to all

disorder and unsightliness in our rooms each morning.

In every stage of these movements we have petitioned for the instruction of our

superiors; our repeated desires have been answered only by the greatest of consideration.

Each member of a class whose characters are thus marked by every quality which

may define a Bachelor of Arts candidate is fit to be an alumna of this college.

Nor have we been wanting in attention to our inferior classes. We have warned

them from time to time of attempts by their radicals to extend unwarranted privileges

not granted to them. We have reminded them of the difficulties encountered by our

class. We have appealed to their native ability and greatness, and we have conjured

them by the ties of our common interests to disavow these usurpations which would

inevitably interrupt our connections and associations. They, too, have not been deaf

to the evidence of our wisdom and good intentions. We must, therefore, rejoice in

the spirit of their co-operation, and hold them as we hold all true students of our col-

lege, believers in its standards and disciples of its cause.

We, therefore, the Class of 1927 of East Carolina Teachers College, in class

assembled, appealing to the supreme authority of the college for the rectitude of our

intentions, do, in the name and by the authority of the good Class of 1927, solemnly

entreat and request that our class be, and of right should be, free and independent

teachers; that we be absolved from all official obligations to the college; and that, as

free and independent teachers, we have full power to instruct, give grades, sign con-

tracts, establish schools, draw salaries, and to do all other acts and things which inde-

pendent teachers may do. And for the support of this declaration, with a firm reliance

on the protection of the supreme authority of our Alma Mater, we mutually pledge

to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.

Signed by order and in behalf of the Class.

Beulah Carr, Historian.

Gladys Kilpatrick, President.

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Last Will and Testament

THE TIME has come when we must leave our Alma Mater, and we grow

serious over what our lives have been here. We hope that we have followed

such ideals and standards of conduct as would be worthy of bequeathing to

our successors. We wish that we could transmit these ideals and standards to you, our

fellow students, that they might be of daily helpfulness in your also following ideals

and upholding standards.

Since we realize, however, that our intangible ideals may prove inadequate when

measured in the light of the materialism which many hold is upon our age, it is our

desire to leave some permanent symbol of our devotion and interest. Consequently we,

the Senior Class of 1927, acting as a loyal body of alumna; and as grateful friends of

one whom we loved, do present as our last formal gift to East Carolina Teachers College,

a memorial to Miss Mittie R. Beaman. May those who, coming after us,

look upon its beautiful and enduring nature, to be inspired by the sweetness and

goodness of the life of her to whom we lovingly dedicate this gift.

Signed and sealed on this the sixth day of June, one thousand nine hundred and

twenty-seven, A. D., at East Carolina Teachers College, Greenville, North Carolina.

(Seal) Mary Holt, Testatrix.

Witnesses:

Gladys Kilpatrick, President.

Gladys Parsons, Vice-President.

Effie West, Secretary.

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Prophecy

SALUTATIONS and greetings," spake the fool in the olden days, as gaily

donning his cap and bells, he mounted his stool and waited his lord's com-

mand to make merriment for the court. But it chanced that sad his face

became when he was bidden in a spirit of mock seriousness to utter a prayer; for

though he knew that he would be lashed and scourged, the cunning fool could speak

only from his heart, and in a reverent spirit he obeyed his lord's command.

So have my classmates said to me, "Ay, fool prithee, unmuzzle your wisdom and

tell us where life shall have cast our lot ten years from now." And like the fool my

spirit will not suffer me to jest over a matter of so grave import, and if merriment and

fun be what they have asked for, then like the fool I have failed and deserve to be

lashed and scourged.

Silent and awed, I gaze into the deep and mysterious realms of the future-the

unknown-and I see visions and strange sights. Yet, by my troth, not so strange, for

as I look again, the future doth spread itself before me like a panorama and the faces

which I behold do show the crowns of success that proclaim the fulfilled promise of our

college life. The youthful faces that once I hoped to know are not quite the same as

then. Upon the gentle brows of some are graven the marks of time, the old revered

lines that have characterized the sacrificial state of motherhood through the centuries.

Others wear the patient smile in which years of toil, disappointments, and regrets have

taught them to mask their sorrows while they meet the world bravely. Upon others,

life has wrought but little change, for they still pursue their triumphant, though

difficult way, and receive the plaudits of an admiring world. There are some whose

faces I can not find, though I peer long into the distance. Why has the veil been

drawn, closing some into that realm of darkness where, I trow, the wit of a fool is vain?

While the old familiar faces drift along, I hear the faint vibration of music that

swells upon the air-such music as is poured forth from the depth of human souls

whose lives are happy, and as I strain my ear once more to catch the echo of the

chanted words, I hear, "Praise ye the Lord, and forget not all His benefits."

Gertrude Mercer

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JEAN HARRINGTON

MASCOT OF

JUNIOR CLASS

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Junior Class Song

Tune: "When Johnny Comes Marching Home"

O, let us rally to our class,

The Junior call.

Let's sing a song and answer fast

The Junior call.

We've got to strive and lead the rare.

It's up to us to set our pace.

So let us all be up and doing

When Juniors sound the call.

Let "Junior" be a challenge clear

For right, for might;

By strength of purpose, while we're here,

We'll climb the height.

Let us to Teachers College give

The best we have, and while we live

We'll ever sing her a song of praise,

Fulfilling the Junior call.

-Bessie Willis, '28.

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Ethel Spratt

President

Junior Class

Officers

Vera Wester Vice-President

Mary Campbell Secretary

Ann Kanoy Treasurer

Rosina Pittman Teco-Echo Reporter

Bessie Willis Poet

Delma Smith Student Government Representative

Mary Cummings Cheer Leader

Jeanette Duncan Critic

Evelyn Hutcheson Tecoan Representative

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Junior Class

Lelia Askew

Woodland, N. C.

Annie Batts

Enfield, N. C.

Lucile Britt

Clinton, N. C.

Mary Banks

Grantsboro, N. C.

Ina Bishop

Jacksonville, N. C.

Catharine Clark

Elizabethtown, N. C.

Margie Caldwell

Dillon, S. C.

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Junior Class

Lucile Tomlinson

Wilson, N. C.

Bronnie Cogdell

Goldsboro, N. C.

Mary Cummings

Kinston, N. C.

Dorothy Currin Ellis

Greenville, N. C.

Jeanette Duncan

Dunn, N. C.

Louise Evans

Greenville, N. C.

Kathleen Faison

Faison, N. C.

Irene Fleming

Greenville, N. C.

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Junior Class

Mary Forbes

Greenville, N. C.

Sabra Garriss

Wilson, N. C.

Sarah Gurley

Goldsboro, N. C.

Goldie Harrell

Moyock, N. C.

Mildred Herring

Clinton, N. C.

Nancy Hinson

Kinston, N. C.

Mary Hocutt

Clayton, N. C.

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Junior Class

Evelyn Hutcheson

Raleigh, N. C.

Janie Belle Johnson

Rose Hill, N. C.

Ruth Jones

Stem, N. C.

Sarah Burton Jenkins

Shelby, N. C.

Doralita Larkins

Clinton, N. C.

Caroline Macon

Henderson. N. C.

Ruth Mewborn

Grifton, N. C.

Ruby Midgette

Greenville, N. C.

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Junior Class

Roma Morris

Atlantic, N. C.

Elizabeth Newsome

Goldsboro, N. C.

Anna Outland

Woodland, N. C.

Carrie Lee Peele

Williamston, N. C.

Ruth Rhyne

Bessemer city, N. C.

Margaret Robinson

Goldsboro, N. C.

Nina Ruth Rouse

Kinston, N. C.

Elsie Seago

Greenville, N. C.

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Junior Class

Margaret Shaw

Rocky Mount, N. C.

Delma Smith

Farmville, N. C.

Elizabeth Smith

Hendersonville, N. C.

Julia Satterthwaite

Pactolus, N. C.

Inez Van Dyke

Greenville, N. C.

Ruth Wetmur

Hendersonville, N. C.

Ruby Yelverton

Black Creek, N. C.

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Mary Elizabeth Austin

MASCOT OF

Sophomore Class

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Sophomore Class

Poem

Colors: Green and White Flower: Lily-of-the-Valley

Motto: "Not less than best."

'Tis not the biggest things that count

The most in school or life;

But faithfulness to the little things

That help us Sophs in the strife.

If Sophs will do the little things,

Each day do something kind,

Our class will rise to lofty heights,

And a lasting joy will find.

Emily Smithwick, '29.

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Annie Shields VanDyke

President

Sophomore Class

Officers

Mary Frances Jenkins Vice-President

Rebecca Alexander Secretary

Catherine Hill Treasurer

Emily Smithwick Poet

Virginia Perkins Teco-Echo Reporter

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Sophomore Class

Rebecca Alexander

Southport, N. C.

"Becky"

Ada Allen

Newport, N. C.

"Tatar"

Elizabeth Austin

Greenville, N. C.

"Kinky"

Anna Badham

Greenville, N. C.

"Anna"

Bess Bernhardt

Acme, N. C.

"Bess"

Oma Fae Barnhill

Robersonville, N. C.

"Baby Face"

Julia Dixon Blount

Faison, N. C.

"Baby"

Lillian Colson

Mooresville, N. C.

"Major Lollipop"

Wilma Cox

Greenville, N. C.

"Wil"

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Sophomore Class

Frances Dixon

Roper, N. C.

"Dick"

Althea Dudley

Ayden, N. C.

"Dudley"

Evelyn Ewell

Elizabethtown, N. C.

Margaret Faison

"Lyn"

Faison, N. C.

"Red"

Nell Floyd

Fairmont, N. C.

"Nell"

Alice Foley

Greenville, N. C.

"Smiley"

Olivia Forbes

Greenville, N. C.

"Lib"

Sara Fussell

Bowden, N. C.

"Fuzzy"

Sudie Harriett

Pollocksville, N. C.

"Babe"

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Sophomore Class

May Henderson

High Point, N. C.

"Hin"

Catherine Hill

Kinston, N. C.

"Cat"

Odessa Hilliard

Carthage, N. C.

"Dessa"

Persis Hodges

Kinston, N. C.

"Precious"

Mary Frances Jenkins

Aulander, N. C.

"Jinx"

Claire Jones

Stem, N. C.

"Snookes"

Irene Kahn

Hamlet, N. C.

"Dieny"

Julia Lancaster

Vanceboro, N. C.

"July"

Mildred Mangum

Greenville, N. C.

"Milly"

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Sophomore Class

Elizabeth Murphy

Farmville, N. C.

"Lib"

Virginia Perkins

Greenville, N. C.

"Ginger"

Sadie Perry

Williamston, N. C.

"Sadie"

Margaret Pickett

Liberty, N. C.

"Pick"

Viola Scott

Rocky Point, N. C.

"Little Girl"

Lucille Sermons

Greenville, N. C.

"Cille"

Carrie Smith

Fountain, N. C.

"Pretty Girls"

Emily Smithwick

Merry Hill, N. C.

"Emilee"

Clara Lee Spruill

Columbia, N. C.

"Red"

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Sophomore Class

Martha Stewart

Derita, N. C.

"Spud"

Clyde Stokes

Ayden, N. C.

"Clyde"

Vallie Sumrell

Ayden, N. C.

"Valley Blue"

Hilda Sutton

Kinston, N. C.

"Teeny Tiny"

Gladys Taylor

Louisburg, N. C.

"Aunt Emma"

Evelyn Tillman

Cary, N. C.

"Monkey"

Effie Tripp

Winterville, N. C.

"Tripp"

Annie Shields VanDyke

Greenville, N. C.

"Sis"

Mary White

Middletown, N. C.

"May L."

Nina Lewis

Rocky Point, N. C.

"Sophy"

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Mildred Barden Taylor

Mascot Of

FRESHMAN CLASS

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Freshman Class

Colors: Scarlet and Gold Flower: Rose.

Motto: "Rowing, not drifting"

Poem

We are the faithful Freshmen,

An excellent bunch, we think;

We are here to do our duty-

Of knowledge deep to drink.

We've chosen thee, dear college,

Because we've heard thy fame;

Our class will strive forever,

Exalting high thy name.

To serve thee is our watchword,

With word, and deed, and song;

To do as thou would have us,

To conquer all that's wrong.

Our hearts and hands are thine now;

We give our selves to thee

To mold and shape for service,

Teachers of our state to be.

Ruth Lemmond, '30.

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Julia Cogdell

President

Freshman Class

Officers

Sara Ogletree Vice-President

Elba McGowan Secretary

Agatha Loeuwenburg Treasurer

Mildred Sasser Tecoan Representative

Catherine Whitehurst Teco-Echo Representative

Elizabeth Deal Critic

Ruth Lemmond Poet

Eliza Walters Student Government






FRESHMAN CLASS ROLL

Christine Bell

K. Lee Cloaninger

Bessie Ferguson

Helen Butler

Julia Cogdell

Sibyl Forehand

Mamie Barthalemew

Myrtle Stancil Cooper

Marjorie Floyd

Ruby Brite

Evelyn Cladwell

Elva Frisbie

Annie Laurie Herring

Ella Lee Boomer

Hester Davenport

Helen Guthrie

Evelyn Jennings

Louise Carr

Elizabeth Deal

Janie Gold Hardy

Sara Long Johnson

Margaret Carter

Naomi Dameron

Velma Hardy

Sonia Belle Lamm

Blanche Clark

Marcella Deal

Sarah Hinson

Rosebud Lawrence

Verna Dare Corey

Lucille Dixon

Lucille Hearne

Agatha Loeuwenburg






FRESHMAN CLASS ROLL

Lucy Lane

Eliza Laughinhouse

May Belle Lee

Ruth Lemmond

Mildred Mallard

Elizabeth Mayo

Mattie Vines Mayo

Eloise McArthur

Madelaine McCain

Elba McGowan

Sara Ogletree

Louise Oakes

Edith Quinnerly

Mildred Sasser

Irene Scott

Eloise Scott

Eva Scott

Elida Swindell

Annie May Sellars

Elizabeth Spears

Rubenia Sutton

Lillian Summerlin

Elaine Tunnell

Anna Bell Tyson

Martha Traynham

Eliza Walters

Mary Ward

Annie May Ward

Dorothy Ward

Katherine Whitehurst

Dorothy Williams

Grace Whitley

Margaret Womack











NORMAL CLASSES

I. Senior Normal

II. Junior Normal











Tecoan 1927

Mae Meadows

MASCOT OF

SENIOR NORMAL CLASS

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Dixie Taylor, Senior Normal Class President

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SENIOR NORMAL CLASS OFFICERS

Asenath Wellons Vice-President

Virginia Ratcliffe Secretary

Mabel Melnnis Treasurer

Jean Morton Reporter

Mary Elliot Critic

Senior Normal Class

OFFICERS

Dixie Taylor President

Asenath Wellons Vice-President

Virginia Ratcliffe Secretary

Mabel McInnis Treasurer

Annie Spivey S. G. A. Representative

Christine McDaniel Tecoan Representative

Jean Morton Teco-Echo Representative

Mary Elliott Critic

Carrie F. Herring Cheer Leader

Velma Talton Assistant Leader

Johnnie Lee Stewart Doorkeeper

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Senior Normal Class

Colors: Yellow and White Flower: Daisy

Motto: "Don't stare up the steps of opportunity, step up the stair."

At Rock Springs

This hallowed haunt we call the Secret Shade,

To which a pebbled path leads through the woods;

'Tis here an aged oak long years has stood,

Guarding the sparkling spring that Nature made.

A sand castle filled with dreams glistens there,

Vainly struggling against ripple and foam,

But as winter's wind wrecks the sweet bird's home,

So the spry laughing ripples even dare

To shatter its walls and scatter its hopes;

The pensive violet, thinking, droops her head;

But we, with vim and courage, look instead

To those majestic walls on the campus slopes.

Dear college, you've held our dreams, made them true;

In turn we'll render love and service, too.

Mabel McInnis, '27.

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Senior Normal Class

Mary Alma Alexander

Kinston, N. C.

Emerson Society; Lenoir County Club, '25-'26,

'26-'27; Vice-President of Student Goverment

Association, '27; Proctor, '26; Triple L's, '27' Music.

Elizabeth Allen

Aurora, N. C.

Beaufort County Club, '26, '27; Athletic Association,

'26; Lenoir Society.

Louise Atkinson

Greenville, N. C.

Mabel Baggett

Lewiston, N. C.

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

Bertie County Club.

Julia Barrow

Dover, N. C.

Lanier Society.

Audrey Lee Becton

Fremont, N. C.

Lanier Society; Wayne County Club; Proctor, '27.

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Senior Normal Class

Maurine Blackley

Franklinton, N. C.

Lanier Society; Athletic Association, '26, '27.

Maude Blackman

Smithfield, N. C.

Y. W. C. A.; Lanier Society; Johnston County Club.

Vara Blackman

Selma, N. C.

Charlotte Rebecca Beddingfield

Milbrook, N. C.

Emerson Society.

Maude Boyette

Kenly, N. C.

Johnston County Club, '26, '27; Lanier Society.

Kate Brett

Ahoskie, N. C.

Poe Society.

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Senior Normal Class

Sula Manolleigh Bissette

Bailey, N. C.

Y. W. C. A.; Athletic Association.

Annie Laurie Brinkley

Glen Alpine, N. C.

Lanier Society, '26; Emerson Society, '27; Stu-

dent Council, '26; Athletic Association, '26, '27;

B. K. Club, '26; Y. W, C. A. Cabinet, '27; Y. W.

C. A. Choir, '27; Budget Committee, '27; Tecoan

Staff, '27; Y. W. C. A. Reporter to Teco Echo

'27; Delegate to Camp Hollow Rock, '26; Dele-

gate to Blue Ridge, '26; Delegate to Student

Volunteer Conference at Elon, '27.

Mattie Bridgeman

Swan Quarter, N. c.

Lanier Society; Secretary Hyde County Club,

'26; Member Hyde County Club, '27.

Mary Louise Britt

Hertford, N. C.

Y. W. C. A., '25-'26, '26-'27; Athletic Association;

Perquimans County Club.

Eloise Brooks

Bath, N. C.

Poe Society; Y. W. C. A., '26, '27; Glee Club,

'26; Boco Club, '26.

Emily Cobb Brown

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Senior Normal Class

Essie D. Brown

Swan Quarter, N. C.

Poe Society.

Emma Permelia Bryan

Burgaw, N. C.

Poe Society; Y. W. C. A., '26, '27; Athletic

Association, '26, '27.

Hazel P. Bryan

Pikeville, N. C.

Athletic Association; Basketball Team, '25, '26;

Baseball Team, '25, '26; Wayne County Club.

'25, '26; Lanier Society; Proctor, '26. '27; Wearer

of College Letters; Y. W. C. A.

Mary Ledbetter Bryan

Burgaw, N. C.

Poe Society; Y. W. C. A., '26, '27; Proctor, '26.

Cecile Bryant/p>

Elm City, N. C.

Poe Society; Y. W. C. A.; P. P. Club

Mary Louise Butler

Falcon, N. C.

Lanier Society.

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Senior Normal Class

Evelyn Cahoon

Plymouth, N. C.

Poe Society; Y. W. C. A.

Susie Garner Cannon

Hertford, N. C.

Poe Society.

Julia Clark

Elizabethtown, N. c.

Emerson Society; Marshal; Society Cheer Leader;

Assistant College CHeer Leader.

Linda Cobb

Elm City, N. C.

Emerson Society; Y. W. C. A.; P. P. Club;

Meredith College.

Tempie Colston

Helen Mildred Creech

Selma, N. C.

Lanier Society, '226; Johnston County Club, '25,

'26; Emerson Society, '27; Athletic Assoication,

'26, '27.

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Senior Normal Class

Corinne Dail

Edenton, N. C.

Lillian Amelia Dean

Stovall, N. C.

Lanier Society; Proctor, '26; Granville County Club.

Louise Dula

Wilkesboro, N. C.

Lanier Society; Fun Seekers Club, '27; Athletic

Association, '27.

Elise Dunn

Enfield, N. C.

Lanier Society; Marshal, '27; Tecoan Repre-

sentative, '26; Entertainment Committee, '26,

'27; Statistics, '27.

Margaret Dupree

Faulkland, N. C.

Y. W. C. A., '25, '26; Poe Society; Pitt County,

Club; Athletic Association, '25, '26; Junior

Normal Basketball Team.

Pattie Christine Edmundson

Williamston, N. C.

Poe Society; Y. W. C. A. Cabinet; Proctor, '26;

Critic of D Class, '27; Triple L Club, '26, '27.

102






Senior Normal Class

Thelma Adel Edwards

Ahoskie, N. C.

Lanier Society.

Mary J. Ellerbe

Rockingham, N. C.

Emerson Society; Athletic Association; Assistant

Editor The Teco Echo; math Club, '27.

Mary Elliott

Hertford, N. C.

Lanier Society; Left Hand Club, '26; D-2 Club,

'26; Athletic Association, '26, '27.

Dorothy Ellis

Sally Ellis

103






Senior Normal Class

Nannie Evans

Greenville, N. C.

Flora Faulk

McDonald, N. C.

Poe Society; Y. W. C. A.; Proctor, '26;

Secretary and Treasurer Roberson County Club.

Virginia California Ferguson

Murfreesboro, N. C.

Lanier Society, Y. W. C. A.

Anastacia Forbes

Greenville, N. C.

Mamie Alice Fuqua

Mebane, N. C.

Y. W. C. A.; Athletic Association, '26, '27;

Basketball Team. '26, '27; Manager of Basketball

Team. '26.

Masal Fry

Carthage, N. C.

Poe Society

104






Senior Normal Class

Elizabeth Gay

Jackson, N. C.

Lanier Society

Canolia Geddie

Erwin, N. C.

Poe Society, '26, '27; Y. W. C. A., '26, '27;

Athletic Association, '26, '27; I. O. N. Club, '26;

We Are Seven Club, '27.

Mildred Louise Godwin

Columbia, N. C.

Emerson Society; Hyde County Club

Ruth Goodnight

Effie Grant

Selma, N. C.

Flora McDonald Grant

Selma, N. C.

Lanier Society; Y. W. C. A., '25, '26;

Johnston County Club.

105






Senior Normal Class

Cora Lee Green

Warrenton, N. C.

Poe Society.

Evelyn Hardie

Hamlet, N. C.

Archie Harris

Swan Quarter, N. C.

Poe Society; Vice-President Hyde County Club,

'26; Secretary and Treasurer Hyde County Club, '27.

Helen Haskins

Kinston, N. C.

Poe Society. '26, '27; Marshal, '26.

Sarah A. Hart

Seaboard, N. C.

Lanier Society; Northampton County Club.

Mary Smith Heilig

Oriental, N. C.

Lanier Society, '26, '27; Glee Club, '26, '27;

Y. W. C. A. Choir, '26, '27; College Quartette, '26,

'27; Statistics, '27.

106






Senior Normal Class

Hope Hendren

Wilkesboro, N. C.

Poe Society; Athletic Association; B. K. Club,

'26; President Fun Seekers' Club.

Carrie F. Herring

Rocky Mount, N. C.

Statistics, '27.

Mildred Hester

Greenville, N. C.

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

Lanier Society; Pitt County Club; Athletic

Assoication, '25.

Beatrice Eloise Hicks

Goldsboro, N. C.

Poe Scoiety, '26, '27; Glee Club, '26, '27; Y. W.

C. A. Choir, '26.

Mildred Hines

Black Mountain, N. C.

Julia Costell Hobgood

Oxford, N. C.

Proctor 26; Granco, '26, '27; Poe Society,

'26; Emerson Society, '27; Secretary Emerson

Society, '27.

107






Senior Normal Class

Willie M. Holton

Greenville, N. C.

Mary Lee Hooks

Kenly, N. C.

Lanier Society; Johnston County Club, '26.

Ozie Elizabeth Hughes

Colerain, N. C.

Poe Society; Bertie Hertford Club, '26, '27;

Athletic Association, '26, '27.

Mary Grace Hunt

Wake Forest, N. C.

Poe Society; Wake County Club; Athletic

Association; Wearer of Letters.

Blanche Hutchins

Winton-Salem, N. C.

Lanier Society; Athletic Association.

Olive Rochelle Jackson

Cooper, N. C.

Poe Society: Dramatic Club; Athletic

Association, '26, '27; Y. W. C. A., '26, '27;

Fun Seekers' Club.

108






Senior Normal Class

Mavourneen James

South Mills, N. C.

Lanier Society; Secretary and Treasurer of Cam-

donian Club, '26; Y. W. C. A., '26, '27.

Irma Mae Jenkins

Rich Square, N. C.

Lanier Society; Athletic Association; Northampton

County Club; Y. W. C. A.

Cora Virginia Johnston

Belhaven, N. C.

Lanier Society; Class Cheer Leader, '27; Vice-

President Beaufort County Club, '27; College

Cheer Leader, '27; Athletic Association, '26, '27;

Basketball Team, '26, '27; D-2 Club, '26; Pres-

ident of Beaufort County Club, '27.

Gertrude Johnson

Kerr, N. C.

Lanier Society; Sampson County Club

Lydia Helen Johnson

Apex, N. C.

Lanier Society; Athletic Association; Wake

County Club; Track Team, '26; Wearer of

Letters, '26.

Rebecca Josephine Johnson

Rich Square, N. C.

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

Northampton County Club; Left Hand Club.

109






Senior Normal Class

Elizabeth Jones

Greenville, N. C.

Lucile Kee

Pleasant Hill, N. C.

Poe Society; Athletic Association; Northampton

County Club; Procotor

Nolie Helen Keith

Varina, N. C.

Athleic Association, '26, '27; Wake County

Club, '26, '27; Poe Society; Tennis Club, '26, '27;

Eugenia Kernodle

Burlington, N. C.

Lanier Society; Athletic Association, '26, '27;

Wearer of Letters, '26; Y. W. C. A., '26, '27;

Teco Echo Representative for Lanier Society.

Aileen Kilpatrick

Kinston, N. C.

Poe Society; Procotor, '25, '26; Athletic Association,

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

Elva Kiser

Bessemer City, N. C.

Poe Society, Wearer of Letters, '27; Vice-Presi-

ident of Left Hand Club, '26; President Gaston

County Club, '27.

110






Senior Normal Class

Pauline Lippard

Statesville, N. C.

Lanier Society, '26, '27; Athletic Association, '26,

'27; Y. W. C. A., '26, '27; Iredell County Club,

'25, '26; Fun Seekers' Club, '26, '27.

Rebekah Lansdell Lipscomb

Milton, N. C.

Poe Society, '26, '27; Y. W. C. A '26, '27.

Frances Evelyn Lloyd

Hillsboro, N. C.

Poe Society; Glee Club, '26, '27; Athletic

Association, '26, '27; Basketball Team, '26, '27;

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

'27; Proctor, '27; College Quartette, '26, '27.

Helen Harrell

Mary G. Lyon

Oxford, N. C.

Class Critic, '26; Lanier Society, '26, '27; Gran-

ville County Club, '26, '27; Y. W. C. A., '26.

Margaret Malloy

Jonesboro, N. C.

Lanier Society, '26, '27; Y. W. C. A., '26, '27;

Proctor, '26, '27.

111






Senior Normal Class

Alma Estelle Marks

Scotland Neck, N. C.

Poe Society, '26, '27; Y. W. C. A., '26, '27; Ath-

letic Association, '27; "I. O. U." Club, '26; "We

Are Seven" Club, '27; Vice-President Halifax

County Club, '26; Assistant Editor of Tecoan, '27.

Ruth E. Martin

Sanford, N. C.

Poe Society, '26, '27; Y. W. C. A., '26; Ath-

letic Association, '26, '27.

Annie W. Midgett

Elizabeth City, N. C.

Lanier Society; Pasquotank County Club.

Nettie Maybelle Mitchell

Goldsboro, N. C.

Glee Club, '26; Athletic Association, '26, '27;

Poe Society; Wayne County Club; N. G. F. Club;

Secretary Y. W. C. A. Choir.

Esther Mason

Atlantic, N. C.

Odessa Belle Mitchell

Colerain, N. C.

Poe Society; Athletic Association, '26; Bertie-

Hertford County Club, '26; Bertie County Club,

'27; County Club Reporter to Teco Echo, '27;

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

112






Senior Normal Class

Jean Johnson Morton

Wilmington, N. C.

Glee Club, '26; Reporter, '27; Violin

Ensemble, '26; Poe Society, '26, '27; Athletic Asso-

ciation, '26, '27; Teco Echo Class Representative,

Y. W. C. A. '26, '27.

Martha Eleanor Moseley

Kinston, N. C.

Poe Society; Athletic Association; Proctor.

Christine Virginia McDaniel

Kinston, N. C.

Lanier Society, '26; Emerson Society, '27; Y. W.

C. A.; Athletic Association; Proctor,'26; Lenoir

County Club, '26, '27; F. P. Club, '27; Tecoan

Representative from D Class, '27.

Mabel McInnis

Gibson, N. C.

Poe Society, '26, '27; Y. W. C. A., '27; Class

Poet, '26; Treasurer Senior Normal Class, '27;

Triple Ls, '27; Representative to Tecoan from

Poe Society, '27.

Nina McLawhorn

Winterville, N. C.

Reba McLeod

Angier, N. C.

113






Senior Normal Class

Mary Belle McMillan

Red Springs, N. C.

Y. W. C. A., '26, '27; Roberson County Club,

'26, '27; Lanier Society, '26, '27.

Helen Rebekah Newell

Reidsville, N. C.

Y. W. C. A., '26; Athletic Association, '26; Poe

Literary Society, '26; Emerson Society, '27;

Statictics, '27.

Christine Nichols

Morehead City, N. C.

Poe Scoiety; House President; Reporter to Teco

Echo of Student Government Activities, '27.

Lurline Nichols

Durham, N. C.

Lanier Society; Athletic Association; Basketball

Team, '26; Wearer of Letters, '26.

Frances Norman

Greenville, N. C.

Poe Society

Louanna Overcash

Kannapolis, N. C.

114






Senior Normal Class

Louisa Overman

Pikeville, N. C.

Athletic Association; Treasurer Wayne County

Club, '26; Poe Society' Wearer of Letters, '26;

Freshman Basketball Team, '26; Y. W. C. A.;

Home Economics Club, '26.

Pauline Owens

Farmville, N. C.

Emerson Society.

Annie Mae Patton

Davidson River, N. C.

Poe Society; Y. W. C. A., '26, '27.

Sarah Edna Pearce

South Mills, N. C.

Lanier Society; Camden County Club.

Katherine Peele

Gibson, N. C.

Member South Carolina Club, '26, '27; Vice-

President of Scotland County Club, '27.

115






Senior Normal Class

Janie Bett Pierce

Ayden, N. C.

Poe Society; Pitt County Club, '26, '27.

Inez Peterson

Savannah, GA.

Lanier Society; Y. W. C. A.; Basketball, '26. '27;

Athletic Association, '26, '27; B. K. Club, '26;

Wearer of Letters, '26.

Mittilulah Pittard

Hester, N. C.

Granville County Club, '26, '27; Proctor, '26;

Lanier Society; Fun Seeker, '27; Y. W. C.

A., '27.

Lydia Inez Pittman

Micro, N. C.

Poe Society; Johnston County Club, '26, '27.

Marjorie Glenn Phillips

Washington, N. C.

Poe Society; Marshal, '27; Beauco Club, '26;

Basketball Team, '26, '27;

Captain Basketball

Team, '26, '27; Athletic Association, '26, '27;

Captain Athenian Society, '27; House of Repre-

sentatives, '27.

Virginia B. Pittard

Oxford, N. C.

Lanier Society, '26, '27; Gran County Club, '26.

116






Senior Normal Class

Jeanette Lewis Powell

Enfield, N. C.

Lanier Society; Y. W. C. A.. '27; Athletic Asso-

ciation, '26, '27; Halifax County Club, '26.

Mary Pullen

Spring Hope, N. C.

Bettie Radford

Swannanoa, N. C.

Lanier Society, '26, '27; Athletic Association,

'26; Y. W. C. A., '26, '27.

Laurie Virginia Ratcliffe

Raleigh, N. C.

Lanier Society; Y. W. C. A., '26, '27; Athletic

Association, '27; Wake County Club, '26; Secre-

tary Wake County Club, 27; Secretary Senior

Normal Class, '27.

Mabel Christine Regan

Lumberton, N. C.

Y. W. C. A., '26, '27; Y. W. Cabinet, '27;

Treasurer Junior Normal Class, '26; S. G. Council,

'27; Proctor, '26; Poe Society, '26, '27;

Athletic Association, '26, '27; Roberson County

Club, '26; President Roberson County Club, '27;

Triple L Club, '26, '27.

Hilda Robbins

Washington, N. C.

Lanier Society; Secretary and Treasurer Beau-

fort County Club, '26; Y. W. C. A.; P. P.

Club, '27.

117






Senior Normal Class

Evelyn Hope Short

Fremont, N. C.

Emerson Society; Y. W. C. A.

Maude Cornelia Siler

Morrisville, N. C.

Lanier Society, '26, '27; Member of Wake County

Club, '26.

Annie Lee Smith

Monroe, N. C.

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

'26, '27; Vice-President Union County Club.

Geneva Smith

Marietta, N. C.

Lanier Society; Roberson County Club, '26, '27;

Athletic Assocciation; Y. W. C. A.

Georgia Smith

Greenville, N. C.

118






Senior Normal Class

Janie Rea Smith

Troutman, N. C.

Lanier Society, '26, '27; Athletic Association,

'26, '27; Member Y. W. C. A., '26; Secretary

of Iredell County Club, '26; Fun Seekers'

Club, '27.

Julia Louise Smith

Genoa, N. C.

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

A.; Basketball Squad, '24; Hiking Club, '24.

Mary Katherine Smith

Red Springs, N. C.

Lanier Society; Roberson County Club, '26, '27;

Athletic Association; Y. W. C. A.

Lucy Smith

Greenville, N. C.

Poe Society.

Pearl Smith

Atlantic, N. C.

Annie Spivey

Rich Square, N. C.

Senior-Normal Representative on Council; Y. W.

C. A.; Emerson Society.

119






Senior Normal Class

Ida Grace Roberson

White Oak, N. C.

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

Fannie Roberts

Beatrice Roberson

Roper, N. C.

Lanier Society

Nancy Roberson

Morven, N. C.

Vivian Elizabeth Sanders

Weldon, N. C.

Lanier Society; Y. W. C. A.

Valeria Sexton

Enfield, N. C.

Lanier Society; Secretary Halifax County Club,

'26; Y. W. C. A. Choir, '26, '27; Athletic Asso-

ciation. '27; House Vice-President, '27; Vice-

President Fun Seekers' Club, '27.

120






Senior Normal Class

Helen Stearn

Belhaven, N. C.

Poe society; Secretary of Beaufort County

Club, '26.

Eunice Blanche Stephenson

Garysburg, N. C.

Lanier Society; Athletic Association, '26, '27;

Y. W. C. A., '26, '27

Lina Stanton

Elizabeth City, N. C.

Lanier Society; Pasquatank County Club.

Johnnie Lee Stewart

Dunn, N. C.

Poe Society, '26, '27; Sergeant-at-Arms, '26;

Statistics, '26; Sergeant-at-Arms Junior

Normal Class, '26; P. P. ciub, '26.

Ruby Swindell

Washington, N. C.

Emerson Society.

Meredith Swain

Raleigh, N. C.

Emerson Society.

121






Senior Normal Class

Sarah Augusta Sykes

Columbia, N. C.

Poe Society.

Thelma Sylivant

Snow Hill, N. C.

Lanier Society; Y. W. C. A.

Estelle Talton

Smithfield, N. C.

Poe Society.

Velma Talton

Selma, N. C.

Poe Society; Y. W. C. A., '26, '27; Secretary

Junior Normal Class, '26; Emerson Society, '27;

Johnston County Club; Athletic Association, '26,

'27; Sainted Devils Club, '27; Assistant Cheer

Leader Senior Normal Class, '27; Class Cartoonist,

'27.

Iola Tankard

Washington, N. C.

Lanier Society, '26, '27; Beauco Club, '27; P. P.

Club, '27; Y. W. C. A., '26, '27.

Edna Tatum

Ingold, N. C.

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

122






Senior Normal Class

Dixie Margaret Taylor

New Bern, N. C.

Lanier Society; Proctor, '26; President Junior

Normal Class, '26; Undergraduate Representative

of Y. W. C. A.; President Senior Normal

Class, '27; News Bureau, '27; Craven County

Club, '27; Delegate to Camp Hollow Rock, '26.

Nannie Alice Taylor

Kinston, N. C.

Athletic Association, '26; Y. W. C. A., '26, '27;

Poe Society, '26, '27; Triple L Club, '26, '27;

Proctor, '26.

Jessie A. Tharpe

Rosemary, N. C.

Pop Society; Y. W. C. A.

Pauline Elizabeth Troy

Wilmington, N. C.

Emerson Society; Y. W. C. A.

Carol Truitt

Oriental, N. C.

Emerson Society; Athletic Association; Y. W. C. A.

Bruce Tucker

Greenville, N. C.

123






Senior Normal Class

Nellie Turner

Mebane, N. C.

Lanier Society; Athletic Association, '26, '27;

Y. W. C. A.

Bertha Tyson

Myrtle C. Umstead

Stem, N. C.

Poe Society; Y. W. C. A,; Granville County

Club, '27.

Dorothy Anne Viverette

Enfield, N. C.

Poe Society, '26; Emerson Society, '27; Halifax

County Club, '26, '27; "We Are Seven" Club, '27.

Augusta Walker

Columbia, N. C.

Lorine Walker

Columbia, N. C.

124






Senior Normal Class

Margaret Elizabeth Walker

Graham, N. C.

Poe Society; Proctor, '26; Athletic Association,

'26, '27.

Mary Elizabeth Watson

Conway, N. C.

Lanier Society, '26, '27; Northampton County Club.

Lillian Deborah Walston

Scotland Neck, N. C.

Poe Society, '26, '27; Y. W. C. A., '27; Athletic

Association, '27; "I. O. U." Club, '26; Treasurer

of Halifax County Club, '26; Assistant Business

Manager of Teco Echo, '27; "We Are Seven"

Club, '27.

Ertie Boyd Warren

Littleton, N. C.

Lanier Society; Athletic Association; Halifax

County Club, '26; Secretary Fun Seekers' Club, '26.

Mary Wall

Virginia Watson

Jonesboro, N. C.

Lanier Society.

125






Senior Normal Class

Lodie B. Weaver

Bessemer City, N. C.

Poe Society, '26, '27; Athletic Club, '26, '27.

Asenath Godwin Wellons

Selma, N. C.

Lanier Society; Y. W. C. A. '26, '27; Y. W. C.

A. Choir, '26, '27; Glee Club, '26, '27; Proctor,

'27; Vice President of D Class, '27; Johnston

County Club.

Harriett Elizabeth Wells

Willard, N. C.

Susie Wells

Teacheys, N. C.

Ida Laura West

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

Reporter Teco Echo, '27; Craven County Club, '27.

Juanita West

Stantonburg, N. C.

Lanier Society, '26, '27; Y. W. C A., '25, '26.

126






Senior Normal Class

Ada Jackson White

Elizabeth City, N. C.

Lanier Society; Pasquatank Tribe.

Virginia Dare White

Hobgood, N. C.

Poe Society; Athletic Association, '26; Wearer

of Letters, '26; Halifax County Club; Y. W.

C. A., '26, '27.

Doris Whitehurst

Bethel, N. C.

Elizabeth W. Whitehurst

South Mills, N. C.

Lanier Society; Camdonian, '26.

Margaret Whitfield

Franklin, N. C.

Emerson Society.

Christine Williams

South Mills, N. C.

Poe Society; Camdonian Club, '25; Y. W. C. A.,

'26, '27.

127






Senior Normal Class

Clora Rebecca Williams

Beulaville, N. C.

Lanier Society, '26, '27; Athletic Association,

;26, '27.

Martha Mae Williams

Kinston, N. C.

Poe Society; Athletic Association, '26, '27;

Granco Club, '26, '27; Y. W. C. A., '26, '27.

Annie Mae Winslow

Elizabeth City, N. C.

Poe Society; Pasquotank Club, '26, '27; Y. w.

C. A., '26.

Julia Minor Wood

Goldsboro, N. C.

Lanier Society; Wearer of Letters, '26; Athletic

Association; Wayne County Club, '26; N. G. F., '26.

Martha Rowena Wood

Warrenton, N. C.

Poe Society; Debating Club; Athletic Association,

'26, '27; Fun Seekers' Club, '27; Tennis

Tournament, '26.

Elizabeth Woody

128






Senior Normal Class

Martha Clyda Woodard

Kenly, N. C.

Poe Society; Proctor, '26; President of Johnston

County Club, '26; Teco Echo Reporter, '26;

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

Edna Evelyn Woodard

Norfolk, N. C.

Lanier Society, '26; Emerson Society, '26;

Beaufort County Club, '26, '27; Treasurer of

Athletic Association, '26, '27; Basketball Team,

'25, '26, '27; D-2 Club, '25, '26; Assistant Man-

ager of Glee Club, '25, 26, '27; Glee Club, '26,

'27; Wearer of Letters, '25, '26; Y. W. C. A.

Caroline Elizabeth Wyche

Weldon, N. C.

Lanier Society; Y. W. C. A.

Louise Dickerson

Greenville, N. C.

Carrie Mae Dunn

Kinston, N. C.

Lois Mann

Middleton, N. C.

Lanier Society

129






Senior Normal Class

Effie Martin

Bethel, N. C.

Myrtle Gardner

Angier, N. C.

Sallie McQueen

Laurinburg, N. C.

Ruth Harrell

Elizabeth City, N. C.

Lela Talton

Smithfield, N. C.

Vera Tomlinson

Hilda Credle

Scranton, N. C.

Y. W. C. A.; Athletic Association.

130






Tecoan 1927

Senior Normal Class History

IT WAS A MORNING in May, 1933; two girls sat in the library of East Carolina

Teachers College, supposedly doing the usual reference work, but really discussing the

coming commencement and their graduation. They were seniors and were very elated

because commencement was only a few weeks away.

While they were looking through a huge book, one espied what appeared to be an old theme,

but which, after carefully examining it, she decided was something even more interesting, and

exclaimed with pleasure, "Just look what I have found in this book."

"What is it?" the other cried eagerly.

"A history of the Senior-Normal Class of '27, the guests of honor this year in the class reunion.

"Oh, do let's hear it!" was the reply.

On September 30, 1925, East Carolina Teachers College opened with bright prospects for a

prosperous year. We, the freshmen, or "Cs" as we were called, were probably the most down-

hearted of all that body assembled here. It was a strange place to those of US whose previous

knowledge of it was confined to the catalogue requirements for entrance.

The corridors seemed alive with eager "old girls" greeting one another; and as we timid

newcomers watched them, we wondered how they could feel so light-hearted and gay.

When we left the corridors, we ran into a crowd of girls moving in and out of a tiny room.

We wondered if this room contained some "freak of nature," but on inquiring we found it more

fascinating than any carnival freak could be, for it was the postoffice, and we wanted mail from

home. We soon joined the rush that came at the postoffice before each meal.

After learning the way ten places on the campus, we began to feel very wise; but when we

met our first classes, the faculty stamped a different impression on our minds, and we settled

down to hard work.

The brightest recollection of those first few days of disillusion is the thought of our "big

sisters" from the Class of '26. They refrained from laughing at our many ridiculous mistakes

and helped us to feel at home. Others who offered us a helping hand were the Y. W. C. A.

members, who gave us a royal welcome in a reception on the front campus. Never shall we for-

get their kindness to us.

Our minds next turned to that much looked for and much dreaded night by the freshmen-

teh night of society initiations. We managed to live through the ordeal, however, and were able

to meet and organize our class.

A hot race for the presidency was run, in which Thelma Lassiter came out on top. At

Christmas time, however, much to our sorrow, Thelma decided to take an experimental course

in Home Economics, and entered the matrimonial field. So Dixie Taylor was elected president

in her place and soon gained the love of the entire student body. She worked for us more than

any other one person will ever be able.

With a strong president at our head we went through the year with only the basketball games

at Thanksgiving, a party, a hike, or a musical entertainment at intervals.

The following September we again heard the bells ringing, saw the notices and schedules

posted, joined in the rush to the postoffice and felt that we had returned home, for this time

everything was different. We felt very sophisticated when we saw the shyness of the newcomers

and directed them to the various places of interest. Also we felt happy now to become "big

sisters" ourselves.

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There was no doubt in our minds this year as to whom we wanted for president. No one

could do more for us than our own Dixie Taylor, former president. She was unanimously re-

elected.

Though the events of this year were much the same as in the previous one, they were looked

upon in quite a different manner by us. For were we not Senior-Normals? With much re-

joicing we made plans for initiation and then for the Thanksgiving basketball games. Our

team worked hard for victory, yet, when we were defeated, we took our medicine bravely and

congratulated the "Cs" on having such a splendid team as to beat us, the Senior-Normals.

Thanksgiving being over, we began to study, for we realized if we did not, that our reputa-

tion as a class would gravely suffer.

A few facts might be mentioned in connection with our class. We enjoyed the distinction

of having both the college cheer leaders come from the D's of '27; of having several members of

our class on the Student Council, one of whom was vice-president; of having one member of our

class as assistant editor-in-chief of the Tecoan, and several others on the Tccoan staff and the

Teco Echo staff; and of having several members on the Y. W. C. A. cabinet. We think, indeed,

that our group was very well represented in the college activities.

The dignity required of us as seniors or "Ds" was exacting, yet flattering; and since time

passes quickly when we are happy, our senior year seemed short. We, two hundred and five in

number, partook of all the honors, pleasures, and joys that are due seniors; and when we stopped

for a moment to recall the past and consider the future, there came a thrill of sadness as well

as of joy; and there was in our hearts a great welling up of gratitude to our college.

You led us ever forward

As we strove to win success;

And we will ever labor

Our deep faith to express.

With love and honor laden,

We'll pledge ourselves each day

To serve and honor you

Forever and for aye.

"That was only six years ago. How strange it seems that there were only two hundred

and five," mused the reader, having finished.

"The school surely has grown, and our class of five hundred does seem large compared with

theirs, doesn't it; but did you notice that, after all, their experience were much the same as

ours?" replied the other.

"Yes, how much their history sounds like the one I wrote for our class!" answered the first.

"I do wish someone would find a way to create originality in class histories!"

Canolia Geddie.

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The Last Will and Testament

of the Senior-Normal

of 1927

WE, THE MEMBERS of the Senior Normal Class of '27, having

completed our work in East Carolina Teachers College, and

approaching our individual fields of work, wish in some way to

express our unmeasured gratitude for the knowledge and inspiration

that have come to us through the unremitting efforts of the officers and

teachers of this institution.

As a feeble attempt, therefore, to establish a permanent evidence of

our gratitude and unfailing fidelity to you, our Alma Mater, we do

hereby will and bequeath to you two paintings to be hung in the parlors

of Dormitory B-tokens which are only our "widow's mite" but accompanied

by our sincerest love for you, our helper and guide. May these

material pieces from the hands of the artist be only a symbol of

our greater gift to you-our loyalty to you through our loyalty to the

college motto "To Serve."

Signed and sealed on the eighth day of June, A. D., Nineteen Hun-

dred and Twenty-seven,

By Pauline Troy.

Witnesses:

Dixie Taylor, President.

Asenath Wellons, Vice-President.

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Senior Normal Statistics

Hilda Robbins

MOST ORIGINAL

Marjorie Phillips

BEST ATHLETE

Annie Laurie Brinkley

MOST POPULAR

Mabel Regan

BEST ALL-ROUND

Carrie Frances Herring

MOST STYLISH

Mary Ellerbe

MOST INTELLECTUAL

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Senior Normal Statistics

Mabel McInnis

MOST CHARMING

Cora Johnston

BEST SPORT

"Midge" Hines

MOST ATTRACTIVE

Evelyn Lloyd

MOST INNOCENT

Jean Morton

MOST MUSICAL

Dixie Taylor

MOST DIGNIFIED

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"Our meeting, though happy, was tinged by a sorrow,

To think that such happiness could not remain;

While our parting, though sad, gave a hope that tomorrow

Would bring back the bless'd hour of meeting again."

Thomas Moore.

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Dail Laughinghouse, Jr.

MASCOT OF

JUNIOR NORMAL CLASS

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Only a "C" Class

Only a "C" Class, but it matters a lot

That we fly from our mast the silver and old rose;

On stormy seas beneath it we've fought,

And now we are proud-our victory to disclose.

Only a "C" Class; yet he who reads

The daily hopes and aims of each heart,

Can see the valor of our brave deeds

And heroic way we've done our humble part.

Only a "C" Class on virtue's ship,

Obeying our captain's "Climb up the mast!"

Aloft we follow, and none shall trip

In the dangers high we meet-Faith binds us fast.

Dear College, our lighthouse, send a beam

So clear and true to the heart of each "C,"

That calmly we'll sail, still following the gleam

That guides our "Fellowship" o'er the raging sea.

Beam on, dear light, still point the way

Of those who see from the distance far,

Thy radiance that will lead us never astray,

But be, in the darkest night, our guiding star!

FINETTE STANFIELD, '28.

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Frances Hooker

President

Junior Normal Class

OFFICERS

Margaret McDonald Vice-President

Jeannette Sessoms Secretary

Marie Whitehurst Treasurer

Flora Tarkington Student Government Representative

Louise Roebuck Cheer Leader

Bernice Dixon Critic

Martha Mason Doorkeeper

Ellie Ford Hinson Teco-Echo Reporter

Cynthia Daughtery Tecoan






JUNIOR NORMAL CLAS






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Junior Normal Class Roll

Pauline Anderson

Martha Elliott

Gladys Little

Virginia Dare Askew

Alma Eason

Mary Liverman

Dorothy Austin

Eleanor Edmunson

Lizzie Mann

Ruby Batchelor

Lettie Ellington

Katie Mann

Annie Mae Baugham

Mary Evans

Hazel Marshall

Ethel R. Baskin

Elizabeth Faircloth

Eloise Marslender

Hazel D. Barnes

Elizabeth Ferrell

Brownie Martin

Ethel Barnette

Clara Fitzgerald

Martha Mason

Jessie Baker

Pearla Futrelle

Lillian Mayes

Mary Benson

Mamie Futrelle

Aileen Mewborn

Selma Bradly

Hester Gist

Lula Lang Mewborn

Grace Blowe

Sula Feddie

Clara Miller

Annie James Boone

Elizabeth Gooding

Helen Minton

Emma Boone

Gladys Grantham

Virginia Mitchiner

Hazel Bowers

Audrey Grizzard

Merle Moore

Ada Margaret Bowden

Lillian Haselden

Rosa Morris

Dorothy Bridgers

Rachael Hancock

Margaret McDonald

Ruby Brite

Lula Hood

Virginia McIntyre

Margaret Brodgen

Frances Hooker

Sara McKellar

Clara Brown

Mary Lee Hooks

Gladys McLean

Marjorie Bryon

Elizabeth Hodges

Sammie McManus

Ruth Bryant

Mae Hooper

Mittie Norwood

Maria Burnette

Mae Horne

Bennie O'Brien

Jennie Lee Burroughs

Ellie Hinson

Clara Oliver

Margaret Butt

Mozelle Hoffler

Elsie Outland

Dorothy Connor

Mary Herring

Ruth Parker

Rosa Lee Cuthrell

Christine House

Merle Pearson

Edith Groome

Dorothy Humphreys

Hannah Picot

Annie Laurie Cannon

Clauda Irvin

Addie Presnell

Margarette Campbelle

Gladys Jenkins

Flossie Presnell

Marie Chenault

Catherine James

Elizabeth Pritchard

Edna Dameron

Odessa Jarvis

Margaret Railey

Ethel Davenport

Mary Jarvis

Virginia Reele

Mildred Davenport

Jewell Jackson

Gertrude Redfern

Pauline Davenport

Louise Jilcott

Mary Rice

Antoinette Darden

Reba Johnson

Louise Roebuck

Cynthia Daughtery

Gladys Jones

Jessie Rose

Bernice Davis

Mabel Jorner

Kathleen Ross

Christine Debnam

Mae Keith

Winiford Rouse

Edna Dixon

Mildred Kennedy

Ruth Royster

Bernice Dixon

Mary Knox

Annie Satterthwaite

Janie Dixon

Frances Koonce

Anne Saunders

Helen Duke

Zenobia Lancaster

Jeannette Sessoms

Helen Dulse

Dorothy Lee

Virginia Shell

Alene Earley

Evelyn Leary

Melvena Smith

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Wilma Snoody

Grace Bowen

Eddie Langston

Finette Stanfield

Esther Blackman

May Livington

Lilly Stanley

Evelyn Broughton

Elvira Towery

Mildred Stanford

Jessie Braswell

Irma McLawhon

Clara Stroud

Helen Burden

Janie McPhail

Julia Stewart

Louise Butler

Mabel Lynn

Addie Summerell

Mildred Cade

Sallie Miller

Sallie Sutton

Ida Cahoon

Lucille Minschew

Mary Swindell

Carrie Caraway

Lucille Mitchelle

Lela Talton

Wilma Cartwright

Della Monk

Estelle Talton

Minnie Clark

Mary Morton

Helen Taylor

Olive Clark

Josie Muse

Flora Tarkington

Marguerite Cooke

Annie Nichols

Aileen Tripp

Elizabeth Corbett

Charlotte Nixon

Mary Traynham

Lela Davenport

Wilma Parker

Mattie Thoroughgood

Ava Dawson

Elizabeth Perry

Hazel Umstead

Mary Lee Dixon

Mary Powell

Myrtle Umstead

Kizzie Dunn

Helen Proctor

Myrtle Vann

Estelle Ellen

Myrtle Pryce

Inez Vaughan

Myrtle Everett

Margaret Robbins

Beulah Vick

Janie Erwin

Alice Roebuck

Margaret Ward

Reba Flowers

Hazel Roberson

Bertha Welch

Marguerite Gardner

Ruth Rogers

Bessie Wheeler

Mary Gardner

Margie Scott

Marie Whitehurst

Lela Gibson

Katie Simmons

Ruth Whitfield

Mae Gibson

Helen Spears

Nannie Whitty

Zella Gibson

Hildred Swain

Thelma Wilcox

Jane Griffin

Mildred Taylor

Bertie Williams

Louise Hamer

Elizabeth Teal

Genevieve Williams

Lola Harper

Myrtle Harrington

Lillian Williams

Willa Horton

Cormelia Thompson

Laura Windley

Eugenia Hudson

Mildred Vail

Blanche Wood

Mabel Jackson

Willie Wagstaff

Mary Wooten

Vivian James

Ruth Waters

Willard Allen

Ruby Jackson

Helen White

Betty Barker

Clara Jackson

Beatrice Whitfield

Julia Barrow

Martha Jones

Anna Whitlock

Mary Belk

Novella Jones

Merle Wiggins

Ida Bennett

Ruby Jordon

Elizabeth Wilson

Virginia Boyd

Hazel Joyner

Grace Wooten

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INTERMEDIATE SECTION






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ST. THOMAS'S CHURCH AT BATH

THE OLDEST CHURCH IN

NORTH CAROLINA

Book Three

Activities











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Viola Jones

President of Student Government Association

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Mabel Regan House President

Alma Alexander Vice-President

Bronnie Cogdell House President

Annie Batts House President

Margie Cladwell Secretary

Vallie Sumrell House President

Ethel Spratt House President

Lillian Colson Treasurer

Christine Nichols House President

STUDENT COUNCIL

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Nora Lee Gaddy Senior Class Representative

Delma Smith Junior Class Representative

Hilda Sutton Sophomore Class Representative

Gladys Tingle Chair Campus Committee

Mary Gray Moore Y. W. C. A. President

Eliza Walters Freshman Class Representative

Annie Spivey Representative "D" Class

Flora Tarkington Repersentative "C" Class

STUDENT COUCIL

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House of Representatives

Lucy Wells

Bessie Sumerell

Vivian Sanders

Valeria Sexton

Marjorie Phillips

Grace Hunt

Elizabeth Smith

Sarah Gurley

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Mary Gray Moore

President of Y. W. C. A.

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Doralita Larkins Treasurer

Elizabeth Smith Vice-President

Nina Ruth Rouse Secretary

Dixie Taylor U. R.

Mabel Regan World Felloship

Virginia Blount Social Service

Annie Batts Social

Laura Sloan Music

Annie Laurie Binkley Publicity

Pattie Edmondson Religious

Evelyn Hutcheson Teco Echo Reporters

Y. W. C. A. OFFICERS

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Y. W. C. A. CHOIR

Y. W. SNAPS






Tecoan 1927

Follow The Gleam.

The Silver Bay Prize Song, 1920. Written by Bryn Mawr College.

1. To the Knights in the days of old,............Keep-ing watch on the moun- tain heights....

2. And we who would serve the King, And loy - al - ly Him o - bey,...

Came a vis- ion of Ho ly Grail........And a voice through the wait-ing night...Fol-low,

In the con - se- cratesi - lence know....That the chal-lende still hold to - day...Fol-low,

Fol - low fol- low the gleam Ban-ners un - furled o'er all the world, Flo- low,

fol- low, fol- low the gleam Of the Chal- ice that is the Grail....

Fol- low, fol- low the gleam Stand-ards of worth o'er all the earth, Fol-low,

fol - low, fol- low teh gleam Of the light that shall bring the dawn...

Used by the kind permission of Sailie Hume Douglas, Composer.






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College Cheer Leaders

Julia Clark

Cora Johnston"

College Yell

Rah! Rah!

Who-o-o-o-O-O-O-O

Teachers College!

Rah! Rah!

Boom! Rah!

Teachers College!

Teachers College!!!






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Good Sportsmanship

Good sportsmanship is to be prized above all;

And even though we've lost a game on points,

If we've enjoyed ourselves and played the game,

And at the end are able to say to all,

We've done our best no matter what the score,

Then we have truly formed a high ideal,

An inspiration for our future years-

GOOD SPORTSMANSHIP.

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Sarah Gurley

President

Athletic Association

OFFICERS

Delma Smith Secretary

Edna Woodard Business Manager and Treasurer

Vera Wester Teco-Echo Reporter

Bronnie Cogdell Tecoan Representative

Sarah Gurley Rep. to House of Representatives

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Wearers of College Monogram

The wearers of the College Monogram are those members of the Athletic Asso6ciation who,

by various athletic activities and health rules, have made throughout the year 500 points.






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ATHENIAN, OLYMPIAN GROUPS






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JUNIORS

JUNIOR NORMAL

Winning Basketball Teams of 1926






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SENIOR

SENIOR NORMAL

SOPHOMORE

FRESHMAN

Class Basketball Teams






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CLASS CHEER LEADERS

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Emerson-A Tribute

Emerson-poet, sage, philosopher-

Taught not men to follow after,

But to act with Self-Reliance.

In his Character we view him

Filled with Gifts of Heroism.

Followed he his inmost calling-

Let his Over-Soul be master.

Led by him, who by his manners,

Taught the law of Compensation,

Youth steps forward, has opinions,

Leaves the ranks of imitation,

Forges onward, blazes highroads,

Stands alone, and braves the world.

B. W., '28.

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Mamie Copeland

President

Ethel Spratt

Vice-President

Julia Clark

Cheer Leader

Elizabeth Smith

Treasurer

Zilpah Frisbie

Critic

Julia Hobgood

Secretary

EMERSON SOCIETY OFFICERS

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EMERSON SOCIETY






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Julia Clark

Louise Evans

Carrie Lee Peele

MARSHALS FOR EMERSON 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 thee, night and day.

Hurrah! for the Green and Gold.

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virginia Blount

President

Ruth Joens

Vice-President

Edna Dixon

Cheer Leader

Elizabeth Newsome

Treasurer

Elizabeth Murphy

Critic

Laura Sloan

Secretary

LANIER SOCIETY OFFICERS

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LANIER SOCIETY






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Elise Dunn

Irma Jenkins

Frances Dixon

LANIER SOCIETY MARSHALS

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Poe Song

Oh, Edgar, Oh Edgar Allan!

We are the Edgar Allan Poes.

We are the Society,

Choice and picked variety.

Oh, Edgar, Oh Edgar Allan!

We are the Edgar Allan Poes.

March on! March on!

Beneath the red and white.

For we will conquer all our foes,

And we're sure to win in every fight.

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Vera Wester Vice-President

Gladys Parson President

Mildred Sasser Treasurer

Mary Cummings Cheer Leader

Effie West Critic

Hortense Mozingo Secretary

Poe Society Officers

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POE SOCIETY






Tecoan 1927

Elizabeth Austin

Mary Cummings

Marjorie Phillips

Helen Haskins

POE SOCIETY MARSHALS

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Gladys Kilpatrick, Chief Marshal

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Inter-Society Committee

Annie Batts, Chairman

Mamie Copeland

Carrie Lee Peele

Virginia Blount

Catharine Clark

Gladys Parson

Mary Holt

Elizabeth Smith

Mary Gray Moore

Viola Jones

FACULTY ADVISERS

Miss Turner

Mr. Picklesimer

Mr. Henderson

Mr. Meadows

Miss Howard

Mr. Slay

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Home Economics Club

Officers

Kathleen Faison President

Mary Campbell Vice-President

Sara Fussell Secretary

Hilda Sutton Treasurer

Class of '27

Virginia Blount

Eloise Riggs

Lucy Wells

Gladys Kilpatrick

Ella Wheeler Tucker

Margaret Williams

Class of '28

Ina Bishop

Sarah B. Jenkins

Mary Campbell

Mary Banks

Janie Bell

Johnston Catharine Clark

Kathleen Faison

Ruth Rhyne

Elsie Seago

Julia Satherwaite

Class of '29

Ada Allen

Sara Fussell

Evelyn Ewell

Elizabeth Austin

Hilda Sutton

Elizabeth Murphy

Evelyn Tillman

Class of '30

Grace Whitley

Sara Long Johnson

Eva Scott

Cleo Brindle

Marcella Deal

Mildred Sasser

Evelyn Caldwell

Irene Scott

Elizabeth Spears

Elva Frisbie

Mozelle Lee

Anna Belle Tyson

Mildred Mallard

Faculty Members

Miss Bomar

Miss Dean

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Miriam Revelise

Nancy Hinson-Vice-President

Doralita Larkins-President

Evelyn Hutcheson, Secretary and Treasurer

Gertrude Mercer

Annie Batts

Mildred Mangum

Mary Frances Jenkins

Beulah Carrl

Althea Dudley

Mildred Herring

Hortense Mozingo

Catherine Hill

Ella Flemming

Miss Emma Hooper

Ethel Spratt

Martha Stewart

Ruth McGowan

Mary Hocutt

Miss Irene Hand

Nina Ruth Rouse

Miss Mamie Jenkins

Mr. Leon Meadows

Miss Lucille Turner

Bessie Willis

ENGLISH CLUB

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Olivia Forbes

Alice Foley

Gladys Parsons

Margaret Pickette

Anna Badham

Julia Lancaster

Louise Grissom

Viola Scott

Inez Van Dyke

Sarah Gurley

Irene Kahn

Delma Smith

Dorothy Currin Ellis

Pauline Martin

Lucille Britt

Clara Lee Spruill

Lelia Askew

Vera Wester

MATHEMATICS CLUB

Faculty Members

Miss Maria D. Graham

Miss Ella Wilkes

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Phi Epsilon

Colors: Gold and Black Flower: Black-eyed Susan

Motto: "I Do"

Flower: Black-eyed Susan

Margaget Williams, President

Vera Wester Vice-President

Margaret Shaw Secretary

Lillian Colson Treasurer

Hortense Mozingo Reporter

MEMBERS

Elizabeth Austin

Evelyn Ewell

Eloise Riggs

Ina Bishop

Kathleen Faison

Lucille Sermons

Virginia Blount

Ella Fleming

Delma Smith

Alverta Brendle

Sarah Gurley

Elizabeth Smith

Lucile Britt

Mildred Herring

Emily Smithwick

Mary Campbell

Emma Jacobs

Clara Lee Spruill

Catharine Clark

Mary Frances Jenkins

Clyde Stokes

Bronnie Cogdell

Janie Belle Johnson

Ella Wheeler Tucker

Mamie Copeland

Doralita Larkins

Lucy Wells

Ruth McGowan

Mary Gray Moore

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Elizabeth Smith Treasurer

Laura Sloan President

Gladys Tingle Vice-President

Annie Batts Secretary

Mr. R. C. Deal Faculty Member

Mildred Herring Teco Echo Reporter

Mary Holt

Gladys Parsons

Nina Ruth Rouse

Doralita Larkins

Ethel Spratt

Mary Gray Moore

Viola Jones

PHI SIGMA

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Ora Brick House

Pasquotank County Club

To those who perpetuate the memory of the heart-throbbing tales of

him, The Pirate Blackbeard, who occupied this

house in days gone by, we add

The Pasquatank Tribe

Motto: "Turn Over and Take It Easy"

Flower: Water Lily

Officers

Emma Jacobs President

Ruth Harrell Secretary and Treasurer

Members

Evelyn Jennings

Ada White

Eunice Richardson

Ann Winslow

Wilma Cartwright

Evelyn Leary

Mae Hooper

Annie Midgette

Vivian James

Lina Stanton

Emma Jacobs

Ruby Brite

Ruth Harrell

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THE CHRISTENING OF LAKE MATTAMUSKEET

Hyde County Club

Our tribe bound together by customs, traditions, and manner of speech, peculiar to our section,

gaze into the Lake and recall with interest its christening by the Indians, Mattamuskeet, which

means shallow water.

Colors: Green and White

Flower: Pond Lily

Officers

Hilda Credle President

Lizzie Mann Vice-President

Archie Bass Secretary and Treasurer

MEMBERS

Ella Lee Boomer

Lois Mann

Hortense Boomer

Katie Mann

Mattie Bridgeman

Lizzie Mann

Hilda Credle

Mable Lynn Mann

Mildred Godwin

Alida Swindell

Archie Harris

Mary Swindell

Mary Etta Jarvis

Elain Tunnel

Mary White

Ruby Midgette (Honorary Member)

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Lenoir County Club

Richard E. Caswell, First Governor of North Carolina,

was born in Lenoir County.

OFFICERS

Lula Lang Mewborne President

Catherine Hill Secretary and Treasurer

MEMBERS

Alma Alexander

Martha Moseley

Margaret Brogden

Nina Ruth Rouse

Edith Croom

Lillie Stanley

Mary Cummings

Clara Stroud

Ava Dawson

Addie Mae Summerell

Catherine Hill

Nannie Alice Taylor

Nancy Hinson

Eliza La Rue Walters

Persis Hodges

Margaret Ward

Mabel Jackson

Dannie Mercer Wiggins

Aileen Kilpatrick

Thelma Wilcox

May Belle Lee

Lillian Williams

Christine McDaniel

Grace Wooten

Mary Louise Wooten

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The negotiation between Governor Charles Eden and the Tuscarora Chieftain after the

Massacre of 1716

Bertie County Club

Motto: "Don't put off till tomorrow what you can do today."

Colors: White and Gold

Flower: Daisy

OFFICERS

Ruby Knowles President

Lucile Mitchell Vice-President

Jeanette Sessoms Secretary and Treasurer

Odessa Mitchel Teco-Eeho Reporter

Members

Mabel Baggett

Ruby Knowles

Grace Bowen

Sybil Forehand

Mary Helen Burden

Jeanette Sessoms

Louise Jilcott

Emily Smithwick

Reba Johnson

Flora Tarkenton

Mabel Joyner

Elizabeth Pritchard

Edna Dixon

Ozie Hughes

Whit Evans

Mary Frances Jenkins

Odessa Mitchell

Lucile Mitchell

Elizabeth Perry

Rosebud Lawrence

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Wake County Club

Colors: Purple and White Flower: Morning Glory

Motto: "Wake 'em up."

OFFICERS

Meredith Swain President

Evelyn Hutcheson Vice-President

Virginia Ratcliffe Secretary-Treasurer

MEMBERS

Evelyn Broughton

Mae Keith

Ida Cahoon

Elvira Lowery

Estelle Chamblee

Virginia Ratcliffe

Willa Horton

Maud Siler

Grace Hunt

Meredith Swain

Evelyn Hutcheson

Aileen Trippe

Nolie Keith

Evelyn Tillman

Home of Joel Lane, from whom the land for the

State Capitol was bought in 1792

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Robeson County Club

The first inhabitants of Robeson County were the ancestors of our Robeson County

Indians, supposed by some to be the descendants of

White's Lost Colony.

The present governor of North Carolina, Hon. Angus Wilton McLean, is a

native of this county.

Motto: "Boost McLean and Save Robeson"

Colors: Blue and White

Flower: Ragged Robin

OFFICERS

Mable C. Regan President

Mary Belle McMillan Vice-President

Flora Faulk Secretary and Treasurer

MEMBERS

Elizabeth Faircloth

Mary Belle McMillian

Flora Faulk

Janie McPhail

Margie Floyd

Mabel Regan

Nell Floyd

Katherine Smith

Louise Hammer

Geneva Smith

Sarah McKellar

Mary Traynham

Ruth McKellar

Martha Traynham

Gladys McLean

Ann Whitlock

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Gran-Co Club

It seems to us we still hear Judge Leonard Henderson, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of

North Carolina, saying to the Granville County girls: "It is well for you to have your horse

hitched before you crack your whip."

Motto: "Wait for the wagon and we'll all take a ride"

Colors: Pink and Green

Flower: Crepe Myrtle

OFFICERS

Ruth Jones President

Lillian Dean Vice-President

Blanche Hutchins Secretary

Helen F. Duke Treasurer

MEMBERS

Ethel Barnette

Lillian Mayes

Jessie Burwell

Mittilulah Pittard

Margarette Campbell

Virginia Pittard

Lillian Dean

Addie Presnell

Helen F. Duke

Flossie Presnell

Julia Hobgood

Jessie Rose

Blanche Hutchins

Ruth Royster

Claire Jones

Annie Mae Sellars

Ruth Jones

Hazel Umstead

Viola Jones

Myrtle Umstead

Mary Grace Lyon

Bessie Wheeler

Martha Williams

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Edgecombe County Club

Motto: "Give Me Liberty" Aim: Independence

Colors: Red and White Flower: Rose

Edgecombe County sent delegates to the first convention at Hillsboro

in 1775.

OFFICERS

Gertrude Mercer President

Pauline Anderson Vice-President

Ethel Davenport Secretary and Treasurer

Annie Satterthwaite Reporter

ROLL

Clara Brown

Clara Godwin

Bessie Coker

Mearle Pearson

Elizabeth Corbitt

Athleen Whitehurst

Margaret Womack

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Margie Cladwell, Dillon

Miss Rebecca Edmonds, Adbeville

Ethel Baskins, Andrews

Evelyn Cladwell, Dillon

Lillian Haselden, Andrews

Katherine Peele, Bennettsville

Mr. R. C. Deal, Greenville

SOUTH CAROLINA CLUB

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Fun Seekers' Club

Slogan: "Pep in Every Step"

Colors: Red and Still Redder

Flower: Tu-lips

OFFICERS

Hope Hendren President

Valeria Sexton Vice-President

Ertie Boyd Warren Secretary

Rowena Wood Treasurer

Effie West Tecoan Representative

MEMBERS

Margaret Butt

Zenobia Lancaster

Lillian Colson

Pauline Lippard

Cynthia Daughtery

Mittilulah Pittard

Marcella Deal

K'Lee Sloaninger

Louise Dula

Janie Rea Smith

Rochelle Jackson

Aileen Trippe

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Red Head Club

Slogan: "Sometimes Blondes and Brunettes Preferred hut Always-'Red Heads Preferred.'"

Mascot: Red-head Woodpecker

MEMBERS

Ruth Harrell

Clara Lee Spruill

Jean Morton

Ellie Ford Hinson

Mary Cummings

Margaret Faison

Nina Ruth Rouse

Ann Kanoy

Nancy Hinson

Mary Holt

Kathleen Faison

Miss Rebecca Edmonds

Christine House

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The Teco Echo

Zilpah Frisbie Editor-in-Chief

Catharine Clark Business Manager

ADVISERS

Miss Mamie Jenkins Editorial

Mr. M. L. Wright Business

REPORTERS

Christine Nichols S. G. A.

Gertrude Mercer Poe

Eugenia Kernodle Lanier

Ethel Spratt Emerson

Lucille Sermons Tecoan

Jean Morton Senior Normal

Ellie Ford Hinson Junior Normal

Kathrine Whitehurst Freshman

Virginia Perkins Sophomore

Rosina Pittman Junior

Beulah Carr Senior

Frances Dixon English Club

Mildred Herring Phi Sigma

Hortense Mozingo Phi Epsilon

Evelyn Hutcheson Y. W. C. A.

Ruth Rhyne Home Economics

Vera Wester Athletic Association

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Delma Smith

Mary Holt

Mary Ellerbe

Margie Cladwell

Martha Stewart

Annie S. Van Dyke

Doralita Larkins

Lillian Walston

Louise Robinson

THE TECO ECHO STAFF

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Heilig, Mitchell, Lloyd, Moore

College Quartette

Teachers College Glee Club and Quartette made their first appear-

ance this fall in a joint recital with the music department of the college.

They added much to the program and showed that they well deserved

recognition, being enthusiastically received by the audience.

The "Musicale" given solely by the Glee Club this year met with

much success. This organization for the past three years has fostered

the interest of the college in the highest type of music.

The twenty selected members attribute much of their success to the

untiring efforts of their efficient director, Miss Gussie Kuykendall.

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Glee Club

OFFICERS

Miss Gussie Kuykendall Director

Mary Gray Moore President

Gladys Parsons Vice-President

Virginia Blount Manager

Jean Morton Reporter

MEMBERS

Jean Morton

Mary Gray Moore

Mary Morton

Lila Glenn Nelson

Gladys Parsons

Asenath Wellons

Virginia Blount

Evelyn Lloyd

Irene Kahn

Fennete Stanfield

Estelle Chamberlee

Ruth Waters

Edna Woodard

Mildred Hester

Maybelle Mitchell

Eugenia Hudson

Beatrice Hicks

Addie Presnell

Mary Smith Heilig

Nancy Whitty

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Entertainment and Advertisement Committee

MEMBERS

Mary Gray Moore

Gladys Parsons

Elise Dunn

Hortense Mozingo

Elizabeth Smith

Mary Holt

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Budget Committee

MEMBERS

Mr. M. L. Wright

Viola Jones, Chairman

Annie Batts

Ethel Spratt

Dorothy Currin Ellis

Miss Ella Wilkes

Annie Laurie Brinkley

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News Bureau

MEMBERS

Gladys Kilpatrick

Gladys Parsons

Dixie Taylor

Hortense Mozingo

Doralita Larkins

Mary Holt

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A VIEW OF ONE OF THE LEADING SlttEtrS AFTER A STORM

IN BEAUFORT,-A TOWN OF MUCH COLONIAL INTEREST

Book Four

Features











"Beautiful hands are those that weave

Bright threads of joy in lives that grieve;

Beautiful feet are those that run

On errands of mercy from sun to sun;

Beautiful lips are those that Speak

To comfort the mourner and hearten the weak;

Beautiful eyes are those that glow

With the light of a spirit pure as snow;

Beautiful faces are those that seem

With a love like God's own love to beam;

Beautiful forms are those that grace

With gentle service the lowliest place;

Beautiful lives are those that bear

For other lives their burden of care;

Beautiful souls are those that show

The spirit of Christ where'er they go."

I. Among Our Beauties.

I. Some Favorite Pictures.

III. Caught by the Camera.

Mary Holt

Most Representative College Girl (Title Page)






One of Our Most Beautiful-Elise Dunn






Another of Our Most Beautiful-Annie Batts






Still Another of Our Most Beautiful-Mary Smith Heilig






And Yet Another of Our Most Beautiful-Helen Newell






Virginia Blount, May Queen






"Candida"-Sara Burton Jenkins, Most Striking






"The Jester"-Carrie Frances Herring, Most Talkative






"Baby Stuart"-Nancy Hinson, Most Original






"Song of the Lark"-Viola Jones, Most Natural






Elizabeth Mayo, Vara Blackman, Mattie Vines Mayo

The Three Graces" The Most Graceful






Gladys Kilpatrick, Mary Gray Moore

"John Alden and Priscilla" Most Entertaining






"Washington at Trenton"-Sara Gurley, Most Athletic






THROUGHOUT THE YEAR






ON AND ABOUT THE CAMPUS






CHARACTERS IN "She Stoops to Conquer"






WE COULDN'T DO WITHOUT THEM






SCENES FROM MAY DAY, 1926






IN THE GYMNASIUM






ACCORDING TO THE TIME AND MOOD






SONG HITS

"Paddlin' Madeline Home" "Kiss Me Again"

"Animal Crackers" "In the Middle of the Night" "Baby Face"

"At Peace With the World" "Sleepy Time Girl"






"It's a Man Every Time, It's a Man" "Sentimental Sally"

"Horses" "Sometime"

"That's a Good Girl"

THAT'S ALL THERE AIN'T NO MORE.






EDENTON TEA PARTY

OCTOBER 25, 1774

Book Five

Don't You

Remember-











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-That President Wright Said

In Chapel, February 9, 1927

POWDER YOUR NOSE, ROUGE YOUR CHEEKS, AND APPLY THE LIPSTICKS

WE do not realize sometimes how a little act may set in motion in a human being thoughts

that sometimes take possession of us, and carry us on and on into unexpected fields.

One morning sometime ago, I stepped out into the corridor in front of my office and

saw a rather pretty, attractive young woman, a student in the college, powdering her

nose and putting something on her cheek-rouge, I suppose it was-just an oridinary every

day occurrence. I said, "Where do you go next?" She said, "To English," I said, "Well,

I hope you have a good lesson," or some other such remark, and went back in to my office and

began to think. The girl was doing something that was perfectly all right as we do today, and

I approved of what she was doing. She wanted to look well when she went to class, and I think

that is perfectly proper. I have no complain to make with what she was doing. I rather com-

mend her for it.

But I got to thinking about education, and these are the thoughts that came to me and that I

want to give you this morning. You know a lot of folks are accused of "sticking their nose"

into all kinds of things. That is, in one sense, what you are doing here. You are looking into

new fields. You are getting acquainted with new thoughts and new ideas. You are gathering

informationin. You are getting knowledge such as you have never had before. It is a good thing

to do, but keep your nose in inquisitiveness well powdered, so that when you stick it into some-

thing, it will come out looking all right, and you won't go around the world with people saying,

"She just sticks her nose into everything." People do not object to having you make inquiries

and they do not mind giving you information, if you ask for it in an attractive way. Keep your

inquisitive nose well powdered so the world will be glad to give you the information you want,

so the world will be pleased to help you. We can get much more out of the world if we go at

it in the right way. I am going to ask you to keep your inquisitive nose well powdered.

Rouge your cheeks. Your college education will cause you to know much more than many of

your friends and neighbors know. When you go back home do not appear to have too much

"cheek." Do you know that that very thing puts a lot of college people to a tremendous dis-

advantage? It is a real handicap. I have known boys and girls to go back home and feel that

father or mother does not know, and let it be known that they feel that way. I have known

young people to go out from college so "stuck up" that what they had acquired in college was for

the time being a handicap. As William Jennings Bryan said in substance on one occasion, it is

all right for a boy to have the "big head." Let him go out into the world with a big head,

expecting to do a lot of big things in the world. The world will soon whittle his head down to

its right size. If he doesn't have big ideas, the world will never make his head any larger than

he thinks it is. Rouge your cheeks so that the knowledge you get will be of service to you,

and not cause offence to others. That is the thought that came to me. Get all the knowledge

you can. Acquire every piece of useful information you may, and use it in such a way that it

will be to your advantage and a help to other people who have not had so good an opportunity as

you have had. There goes with every opportunity a tremendous responsibility, and a part of the

responsibility is being able to use to advantage the things that you acquired when you had your

opportunity. Do it in an attractive way. Make your mental life attractive. Make it helpful.

Rouge your mental cheek so that people will not say that you have too much "cheek."

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Then the other thought that came to me was-apply the lipstick. "Make the words of your

mouth as well as the meditations of your heart acceptable in the sight of God" and acceptable in

the sight of human beings. Dress up your thoughts in well chosen language. I am giving you

that advice because I have failed to do that all through my life. No one ever gave me that

thought until I finally stumbled upon it myself. I went out from college convinced that the

big thing was to think out something clearly and then bring it to pass, but I did not realize that

the best way to bring it to pass is to study how to present it. Dr. Alderman, President of the

University of Virginia, stands out in America as one of America's truly great men, and justly so.

One of the big things in his life is that he studies how to present the thoughts that come to him.

I heard him say on one occasion that a man has no right to make a public address unless he has

taken time to word his thoughts carefully. He was right about it. You are acquiring information.

You are gathering knowledge here. In a large measure the usefulness of what you gather

depends upon how you apply the lipstick in your thought life, the way you word your thoughts.

The way you say what you think is almost as important as what you think. Apply the lipstick

to your lips so that the utterances of your lips will be attractive.

I wonder if these thoughts will help you. I hope they will. Powder your nose, rouge your

cheeks, and apply the lipstick to all of your thought life. And that is what the girl set up in

my mind when I stepped out into the corridor that morning.

-That These Were Here

James Speed, Lecturer October 18

Chicago Concert Company October 21

Cleveland Symphonic Quartet November 4

University Glee Club November 16

Miss Daphne Carraway-Story Teller November 18

Rhonda Singers December 2

Senior Play, "She Stoops to Conquer" December 10

Criterion Male Quartet January 10

Zimmer Harp Trio January 17

Cherniavsky Trio February 7

University Band February 15

Captain Kilroy Harris, Lecturer February 17

Junior Play, "The Intimate Strangers" February 25

De Jen Company March 5

Carveth Wells, Lecturer May 5

Senior Normal Play May 13

Duke University Glee Club May 18

State College Glee Club April 23

Carolina Playmakers May 30

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That the Perfect Senior Has-

Ruth McGowan's EYES Lena Redfern's HAIR

Beulah Carr's CHIN Mary Holt's MOUTH

Ella Wheeler Tucker's NECK Nora Lee Gaddy's TEETH

Zilpah Frisbie's ARMS Effie West's HANDS

Gladys Kilpatrick's FIGURE

Gertrude Mercer's LEGS

Gladys Arnold's FEET

ADD TO ALL THIS THE

Vivacity of Hortense Mozingo

Loquacity of Virginia Blount

Intellectuality of Gladys Parsons

Musical Talent of Laura Sloan

Dignity of Mary Gray Moore

Executive Skill of Viola Jones

Teaching Ability of Pauline Martin

And Athletic Prowess of Louise Grissom

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Jokes

An example of "local colour": At a con-

cert by three blind musicians in Dark Ridge,

North Carolina, Miss Bessie Willis won the

beauty prize.

Miss Alexander was drilling her students

in Physical Education. She gave the follow-

ing directions:

"I want every girl to lie on her back, put

her legs in the air, and move them as if she

were riding a bicycle. Now begin!"

After a short effort Inez VanDyke stopped.

"Why have you stopped?" asked Miss

Alexander.

"If you please, ma'am," was the reply, "I

was only coasting."

Aunt Fannie (in the kitchen): "Looka

here, now Miss Keel, why ain't yuh done

got marr'd ? Don't you know yuh can't neber

go to heben if yuh ain't neber got marr'd?"

Miss Keel: "Why, no, Aunt Fannie, I didn't

know that! What do you think I better do

about it?"

Aunt Fannie: "Des pray erbout it, Miss

Keel, des pray erbout it. An' de man sho

will come-he show will."

Miss Wilkes (when Miss Keel told her of

Aunt Fannie's advice): "Let's hold union

services."

Tony (the head cook, to Mrs. Jeter in daily

conference about the menu), bowing profound-

ly, asks, "What disposition shall I make of

the bones today, Madam, what disposition

shall I make of the bones?"

Mary Gray (to Glee Club members):

"Take your guest to the three-story dormitory

and bid him good-bye there, and do not go

any where else." (Turning to Miss Kuy-

kendall): "Now, Miss Kuykendall, you take

yours to the teachers' dormitory and bid him

good-bye there."

Miss Kuykendall: "I'll take him there, but

I'm not so sure I'm going to tell him good-bye

there!"

Lib Smith (arguing with local confec-

tioner): "The idea do charging 69 cents a

pound for those dates. You should have seen

the number of dates a man gave me for 35

cents while I was in Milwaukee."

On the morning before the initiation all the

college girls were thrilled through and

through, and thought every one else was

as thrilled over the societies as they were.

Margaret (to the maid): "Aunt Clo, you're

a Poe, too, aren't you?"

Aunt Clo: "Why, yes, Honey, we all is po'

and always has been since I was born'd."

Tuning in on a conversation between two

Negro girls at laundry-

"Sarah Jane, I thought you was fired last

week."

Sarah Jane: "Well, it's this way. Mr.

Wright sent me a letter. On the inside it

said, 'You is fired.' On the outside it said,

"Return after five days to M. L. Wright.' So

I goes on a little vacation for five days and

comes back. So here I is."

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Elsie had just returned from the postoffice.

Dashing into the room she began, "Oh, Lu-

cile, I saw a dime coming from the post-

office."

Lucile (busily occupied in writing a letter,

calmly put in): "Did it have any mail?"

Evelyn: "I want a pencil."

Mildred: "Hard or soft?"

Evelyn: "Oh, soft of course. I'm writing

a love letter to Fletcher."

Jane: "Mary, you are just like a part of

a tree."

Mary: "What part, pray?"

Janie: "Oh, the sap, nut."

Lillian Haselden was fussing about the

notes she had to take while on Mr. Flanna-

gan's class, and this is what she said: "I

bet I'll be taking notes at my funeral!"

Kate Brett, looking very solemn, corrected

Lillian's statement by saying, "No you won't;

you'll be standing a test."

Miss Graham: "Kindly report at 9:00 A. M.

for vour make-up exam."

Ada Allen: "Shall I bring along my lip-

stick ?"

Miss Wahl: "I want you never to use the

word 'very' in this class."

Helen: "Very well."

Senior (to Freshman) : "Your dress is just

simply beautiful. Did you get it here?"

Freshman: "Thanks. It came from Win-

terville."

Senior: "I didn't know anything so pretty

could come from that town."

Freshman (very, very innocently): "Oh,

that is where I'm from."

All the numbers on the program of the con-

cert that evening were classical. Julia, who

could not interpret music very well, was

rather bored by the program.

After returning to her room, she exclaimed

to her roommate, "Oh, I'm so tired of music,

I wish we could have the Wake Forest Glee

Club here one night."

Whit and Dot were seated opposite each

other at the table studying, when Katy, the

maid, entered, bringing a note for Whit.

"Which one of y'all is White," she asked,

carefully studying the address.

"Both of us," responded Whit.

"Well," Katy said, "here's a note for y'all."

Miss Wilson (to student during Bilogy

class): "How does a goose stand?"

Student: "I don't know."

Miss Wilson: "Suppose you get out and try."

Mary Smith: "I spent last evening with

the one I love best in the world."

Cora Lee: "Don't you ever get tired of

being alone?"

One Friday afternoon Mary was walking

slowly up town. Myrtle and Eloise came

hurriedly by. Myrtle exclaimed, "For good-

ness sake, Mary, at that speed you will never

get to 'Five Points.'"

Mary (with a dignified air) replied: "Why

should I? Miss Alexander told me this

morning that I needed only two more points

to get my letters."

There were visitors in the dining room of

the college, and one of the new girls felt

that she should contribute something to the

conversation. "We've had chicken two times

this week," she said, politely.

"Chicken twice? What luxury!" exclaimed

one of the visitors, smiling.

"Oh, no. It was the same chickens-hash

first and then soup," was the reply.

Ifs

If Pauline Anderson is Long, is Evelyn Short?

If Gladys is Tactful, is Virginia Blount?

If Georgia and Alabama are South, why is Effie West?

If Katie is Maid, is Mary Louise Butler?

If Julia is a Lady, is Lois a Mann?

If Eliza is a Laughing House, is Carrie Lee a Peele?

If Teeney is a Dyke, is Annie Laurie a Cannon?

If Sallie is Mac's Queen, is Lucy King?

If Evelyn Hutcheson likes goings does Mary like Cummings?

If Mary Lee Hooks does Gladys Tingle?

If Maude is a Beyette is Sarah a Gurley?

If Elise is Dunn, why can't Masai Fry?

If Christine is Nichols, what is Louanna Overcash?

If the Ho-cutt Mary, would the Professor Holler?

If Virginia should Reel, would Aileen Trippe?

If Beulah is a Carr, is Hilda a Credle?

If Annie Batts does Janie Bett Pierce?

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Ina: "Oh, I'm so thrilled I'm to have a

date with a gentleman tonight."

Nancy: "Gentleman, nothing! He's just

a boy from State College."

Mr. Haynes (to a Freshman trying to

fill a card out): "When were you born?"

No response.

Mr. Haynes: "Did you hear me? When is

your birthday?"

Freshman (sullenly): "What do you care?

You are not going to give me no present, are you?"

Teeny: "Meet me at the Staff room at 7:30 tonight."

Nancy: "All right, what time will you be there?"

Student, giving an oral report on a recent

bill introduced in the State Legislature: "and

it requires automobiles and every vehicle, in-

cluding horses, to carry a light on the rear end."

Mrs. Heter (to new baker): "Hm! So you

want a job! Do you ever tell lies?"

Baker: "No, but I'd be willing to learn."

Seven Wonders of Teacher's College

1. Mr. Fornes's patience in mending our plank walks.

2. How Mr. Haynes keeps his hair in place so well.

3. Mr. Flanagan.

4. How Carrie Frances beat Hortense in the Loquacity race.

5. Helen Minton's cherry lips.

6. Ellie Ford's permanent wave.

7. Why all the boys love Beatrice Hicks.

What Would This Place Be Without

1. Board walks?

2. May Belle Lee's solemnity?

3. Bertie Mae Chenault and Winifred

Rouse's flowing tresses?

4. Fifth street?

5. Denton's College Store?

6. Miller's Ten Cent Store?

7. Miss Moore?

8. Practice teaching?

9. ME and YOU?

A problem: "Are they going to wear eve-

ning dresses tonight, or can I wear my own

clothes?"

FINISH

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We Thank You!

"'Tis true, 'tis trite, and

pity'tis, 'tis' trite"

Nevertheless we do desire "to acknowledge gratefully" the services

of those who have made it possible for us to publish THE TECOAN.

The printers have taken a wholehearted interest in our book. We

are convinced that "Benson Service Conquers Distance." The photo-

graphers, especially Mrs. Siddell and Mr. Dunbar, have taken personal

interest in the photographic work. To these we feel greatly indebted.

The advertisers and the Chambers of Commerce have helped us by

their backing and furnishing us historical data. We sincerely appreciate

their support.

Our campus friends have given us their helpful assistance and co-op-

eration. We heartily thank them.

Miss Bonnerwitz and Mr. Slay of the faculty have given us helpful

advice in regard to the artistic make-up and financial management or

the annual.

Others have helped now and then, in this way or that; but Miss

Hooper, editorial adviser, has helped us constantly and in every way.

Hers was the difficult task of judging plans, assembling material, and

encouraging the workers. Her sympathy, industry, and understanding

deserve more than our simple "We thank you," but who can say more

than that?

The 1927 Tecoax Staff.

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My Annual and I Grow Old

At close of day the sunset's found me;

And shadows steal around me,

A-musing now in the firelight blaze

On those dear friends of other days,

As I backward look.

My hair is grey, my eyes are blurred,

Yet something keeps my mem'ry stirred;

I think today of other years,

And smiles creep out in spite of tears,

And I close the book.

The thousandth time I've looked it o'er,

But each time means a little more;

Though college days have long been gone,

With me they still live on and on,

Till my days are closing.

The book slips softly from my hands,

As classmates left for other lands;

My daughter, tall, and strong, and fair,

Steals up behind my old armchair.

And finds me dozing.

-Zilpah Frisbie, '27.

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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"






Tecoan 1927

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 ob-

tainable. Extra good heavy

silk hose, triple seam

full fashioned

All Colors, $1.49

Corner Dickerson Avenue

and Greene Street

ED. S. WILLIAMS

UNDERTAKING AND

MUSIC CO.

FUNERAL DIRECTORS AND EMBALMERS

Pianos and Player Pianos

victrolas and Records

Picture Frames and

Novelties

Greenville, N. C.

Visit WHITES THEATER

Only the best in Pictures and

Road Show Attractions

Special Features on Mondays,

Tuesdays and Thursdays

Matinee Daily

R. E. CORBETT, JR.

Local Manager

JOHN FLANAGAN BUGGY CO.

AUTHORIZED FORD DEALERS

Sales and Service

GREENVILLE, N. C.

Cash or Credit






Tecoan 1927

EAST CAROLINA TEACHERS COLLEGE

GREENVILLE, N. C.

Courses Offered

I. A TWO-YEAR NORMAL COURSE

II. A FOUR-YEAR COLLEGE COURSE

III. SPECIAL COURSES FOR THE PREPARATION OF

ELEMENTARY PRINCIPALS AND SUPERVISORS

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 Teachers' Cer-

tificate 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, History, Science, Biology, Mathematics, Geogra-

phy, Latin, French and Home Economics.

For further information address

ROBT. H. WRIGHT. President






Tecoan 1927

CAROLINA'S LARGEST PHOTOGRAPHIC STUDIO

SIDDELL STUDIO

RALEIGH, N. C.

Official Photographer for the Tecoan

Mr. Slay: "So you're failing in your exam-

ination again? What is your excuse this time?"

Dumb Dora: "Well, sir. What else did you

expect? They had the same silly questions."

Doctor to Mary Cummings (who had fallen

in the snow): "I'll sew that wound in your

head for ten dollars."

Mary: "Oh, Doc, I don't want any em-

broidery or hemstitching; just plain sewing."

Pracite Teacher; "Have any of you ever

seen an elephant skin?"

Small boy; "Please, teacher, I have."

Practice Teacher: "And where did you see it?"

Small boy: "On the elephant."

Annie Laurie B.: "Hand me that dummy."

Ina B.: "Are you talking to me?"

"Are Elise and Julia self-centered?"

"Self-centered? Why, they think that 'Hail,

Hail, the Gang's All Here' is a duet."

"That's a new one on me," said Margy as

she scratched her head.

The Psychological Spot

'Tis done beneath the mistletoe,

'Tis done "beneath the rose,"

But the proper place to kiss, you know,

Is just beneath the nose.

-Boston Transcript.






Tecoan 1927

Quinn-Miller & Co.

EVERYTHING FOR THE HOME

Cash ord Credit

Phone No. 366

L. A. Stroud, Manager

Pitt Count's Leading Furniture and

Stove Dealers

NORFOLK SHOE REPAIRING CO.

Bring Your Shoes to Be

Repaired

All Work Guaranteed

Greenville, N. C.

323 Evans Street

The Proctor Hotel

Cater Especially to College Stu-

dents 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.

The Daily Reflector

ESTABLISHED 1882

The Only Daily Newspaper

in Pitt County

Covers Eastern Carolina's Richest

Trade Center Like a Blanket

Your Best Advertising Medium

Rates on Request

Phone 56

WILLARDS

FANCY GROCERIES

Food of Superior Excellence

23-Phones-92

GREENVILLE, N. C.

Patronize Our Advertisers

It is better to keep your mouth shut and be

thought a fool than to open it and remove

all doubt.

Annie (excitedly): "There's a little black

spider crawling on the ceiling."

Maria, who was reading, answered without

raising her eyes from her book: "Step on

it and let me alone."






Tecoan 1927

CULLINS

Cleaners and Dyers

Phone 27

GREENVILLE, N. C.

LOWES

Exclusive Millinery

GREENVILLE, N. C.

WOLFS

QUICK LUNCH

Specialty on

HOT DOGS

CHIC

Naturalness and Correctness Are the

Characteristics of

A VANITY BOXE

NEW NESTLE CIRSULINE

PERMANENT WAVE

Make your Application Now

THAT VANITY BOXE

Phone 437

DR. M. B. MASSEY

DENTIST

200-202 National Bank Building

GREENVILLE, N. C.

Dr. B. McK. Johnson

Dentist

National Bank Building

Phone 391

Greenville, N. C.

MRS. R. W. FLEMING

HEMSTITCHING

P. O. Box 418 Phone 136

Evans Street

GREENVILLE, N. C.

GREENVILLE

FLORAL CO.

"Say It With Flowers"

WEDDING BOUQUETS, CORSAGES

FUNERAL DESIGNS

NURSERY STOCK AND LAND-

SCAPE SERVICE

Phone 443-W






Tecoan 1927

Have All Your Dresses Dry

Cleaned by Experienced

Cleaners

Fancy Material Handled

With Care

RAINBOW CLEANERS

Phone 619

PITT DRUG CO.

"We Sell Everything Found in

a First-Class Drug

Store"

Greenville, N. C.

Special Attention to Ladies' Shoes

All Kinds of Wood Heels Recovered

MAULTSBY SHOE SHOP

High Class Shoe Repairing

While you wait

Munford's New Building

on Five Points

GREENVILLE, N. C.

Dr. Alfred M. Schultz

Dentist

400 National Bank Building

GREENVILLE, N. C.

A. G. WALTERS

Jeweler and Optician

"Everything in First-Class Jewelry"

SEE OUR LINE

GREENVILLE. N. C.

ELECTRIC SERVICE

AND SUPPLY CO.

Anything Electrical

RADIOS

We Appreciate Your Business

Phone 605

Dickerson Avenue

Doralita: "Loan me a ten-dollar William."

Lib: "Why William,' Doralita?"

Doralita: "I'm not familiar enough with it

to call it a 'Bill."'

Cecile: "Linda, when do you intend to graduate?"

Linda: "Every year."

Louise (bragging to Mary about the ath-

letic ability of her brother): "Why, that

brother of mine has a gold medal for running

ten miles, one for swimming, an' a silver

cup for golf, an' a gold cup for boxing."

Mary: "Well, it certainly isn't hereditary,

I can tell by you."

Louise: "Hm - ah, he runs a pawnshop."






Tecoan 1927

NATIONAL BANK OF GREENVILLE

Greenville, N. C.

The Big Bank on Five Points

RESOURCES $1,774,717.57

NINETY PER CENT

This is the high average, yet 90 per cent 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. G. James, Vice-President

F. J. Forbes, Cashier

Chas. James, Assistant Cashier

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. Lautaers' Ice

Cream has passed the State Food Inspection at Raleigh and

has proved to be a pure cream and a rich cream

Try Our Ice Cream in Your Home

Be Sure to Ask For

LAUTARES ICE CREAM

Wholesale and Retail





















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