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The University Student
LUX ET VERITAS
V-!. 4. No
THE MATTOON LITERARY SOCIETY.
By Joseph A. Jones
The VaAoi n Literary Society extends
a hearty welcome to all members of the
Collefi'e and Theological Departments. We
also appreciate the visit of any member
of the faculty on any or every Friday eve
ning. We feel that wfith the cooperation
of every member of the College and The
ological school and members of the facul
ty we can make this year one of' the
greatest and most-progressive' years''in tile
history of this society. . ■ ‘ -
Wo realize that the society is progress
ing, In view of the fact that the mem
bers are doing their bits to increase jnem-
bersh p, power and interest within the so
ciety, we know that the society is going
to do greater woi'k. The new administra
tion with Messrs. .A, W. Waddell and L. L.
Blakeney as President and Secretary re
spectively has already shown success.' In
the effort to stimulate interest the Presi-
ident hos -authorized each member to wear
the society colors, “white and purple,” on
Frielay of each week. The programs ren
dered in ' ur meetings are very interesting.
We I'.now that the performers as well
as oAi'"'s present are benefitted by being
critici."-cd by two men, both of whom have
an eye of scrutiny and an ear which is
very attentive to sound and technic. Each
performer receives constructive criticism.
In the fall election of officers the fol
lowing men were elected:
A. W. Waddell, President.
E. A. Evans, Vice-President.
L. L. Blakeney, Secretary.
J. A. Squire, Assistant Secretary.
A. A. Jones, Treasurer.
Wm. S. Brinkley, Chaplain.
R. E. Jones, Sergeant-at-Arms.
AV. W. Jones, Critic.
II. L. Marshall, Assistant Critic.
J. A. Jones, Reporter.
JOHNSON C. SMITH UNIVERSITY, CHARLOTTE, N. C., NOVEMBER, 1927.
Price 10 Cents.
EXTENSION DEPARTMENT OF JOHN
SON C. SMITH UNIVERSITY.
Ninety-six teachers of Charlotte and
Mecklenburg County have enrolled in the
Extension Department of Johnson C. Smith
University. The work of this Department
is conducted by the Division of Negro Ed
ucation of North Carolina.
The State Department of Education re
ports that the teachers of this community
are showing by their interest in the ex
tension courses that the minimunr profes
sional and academic requirements for ele
mentary school teachers throughout the
country shall be surpassed in North Caro
lina. The elementary certificates of class
B, held by teachei:s of this section have
been changing rapidly into grammar
grades and priinai-y certificates, classes
B and A. As we remember that the latter
eertificates signify that our teachers have
done W'ork equivalent to three and four
years beyond high school training, we are
forced to admit that North Carolina is
making progress in the teaching process.
The efforts and enthusiasm manifested
in the extension courses by the teachers of
the State have been responsible for the
adoption of Negro History as a course of
study by the State Department of Educa
tion. We are all proud of this work of
achievement, and we are certain that our
children will learn more about the Negro
Race as a result of this course.
President s Thanksgiving Proclamation
JTnder the guidance and watchful care
of a divine and beneficent Providence this
Country has been carried safely through
another year. Almighty God has continued
to bestow upon us the light of His coun
tenance, and we have prospered. Not
alone have we enjoyed material success,
but we have advanced in wisdom and spir
itual understanding. The products of our
fields and our factories and of our mani
fold activities have been maintained on a
high level. We have gained in knowledge
of the higher values of life. There has
been advancement in our physical well-be
ing. We have increased our desire for
the things that minister to the mind and
to the soul. We have raised the mental
and moral standards of life.
AVe have had the blessings of peace and
honorable and friendly relations with our
sister nations throughout the world, disas
ters visiting certain of our States have
touched the heart of a sympathetic nation,
which has responded generously out of its
By A. AV. AA’addell, ’29
Ihe A. M. C. A., under the leadership
of the President, G. W. McKeithan, is mak
ing rapid progress. The meeting held on
last Sunday morning was largely attend
ed. Mr. McKeithan made a brief talk in
which he outlined the W'ork of the Y. M.
C. A. He stated how the “Y” had been
handicapped at the beginning of the school
term, as the former Presdient did not re
turn. Since the “Y” has made some ad-
'justments with reference to the cabinet, the
Y. M. C. A. is in a better position to make
this school year a successful one.
The Young Men’s Christian Association
now has ffer its_, Vice-President‘Mi-; James
A. Squire... Mr. Squire is a very energetic'
young man, and has always worked hard’
in all forms of Y. M. C. A. work. ' ' ‘ ’
Through 'the interest of Dr. H. L. Mc-
Crorey the Y. M. C. A. has been given a
A^. M. C. A. room. Dr. McCrorey has al
ways been interested in the work of the
“Y” and is constantly present at the meet
ings He has made it possible, with a little
work on the part of the members of the
Y. M. C. A., to have one of the best “Y”
rooms in the State. This is a new feature
that has been added to the Young Men’s
Christian Association here. The room will
consist of a store in which school supplies
will be sold to students at reasonable pric
This room will be one of the great cen
ters on the campus for news, as it will con
tain periodicals and some of the leading
papers. This will be a stimulus for stu
dents and at the same time acquaint them
with the happenings of other schools and
with current events.
We hope that more students will join the
“Y’ ."nd help in the program for this
year, in order that we may show our ap
preciation for these facilities by making
this year the banner year for the Y. M.
abundance. In continuing to remember
those in affliction we should rejoice in our
ability to give them -relief.
Now that these twelve months are
drawing to a close, it is fitting that, as a
nation and as individuals, in accordance
with time-honored and sacred custom, we
should consider the manifold blessings
granted to us. While in gratitude we re
joice, we humbly pray that we may be
worthy of a continuation of divine favor.
AA’herefore, I, Calvin Coolidge, President
of the United States, do hereby set apart
and designate Thursday, the twenty-fourth
day of November next, as a day of thanks
giving and prayer, and recommend and
urge that on that day our people lay aside
their usual tasks, and by the family fire
side and in their accustomed places of
public worship give thanks to Him who
holds us all in the hollow of His hand. In
witness whereof, I have hereunto set my
hand and caused the seal of the United
States to be affixed.
By Thos. A. Jenkins
On the campus one comes in contact with
certain boys who have gained among the
students wonderful influences, leaderships
and outstanding positions in extra curric
ula activities and if a copy of “Who’s
Who’ at Smith were read it would be
found that many of these boys would be
listed as present seniors. But for fear
copies would not be distributed soon
“AVho’s AVho” among .the Seniors will be'
in the next edition of th,is paper.
It is I'umored that the class- is anxious
to meet any team in the sehoqj. on the. grid-..
iron in a post-season, game., ..Whether, it be
the Freshmen or the rvarsity, victory seems
sure to come. There are,- at least, ,_s,even’'
letter men to depend on and - then, some
more. - . ...
Our friend Jones must..-^be., solving some
social problem secretly,- for. he is ..really
keeping the campus boys guessing and the
city folks wondering.
We miss our old friend, “Jim” Pope
much these days. We are sorry he failed
to return' this season.
A cei-tain Senior is said to be visiting
a certain section of the city just about
as often as the writer who lives therein.
We are sure it is either Alston or Perry.
In a discussion of the Demiurge on a
certain highway a few nights ago there
were different opinions as to Plato’s view,
but when the Lincoln Light Four” capsized
all w'ere with one accord saying, “All works
are good.” This trip to Rock Hill will al
ways be remembered by Scales, Foster,
Belton and Scott.
L. M. Massey can always be seen going
toward First Street when he is at leisure
off the campus. Since he is never seen else-
W'here we are compelled to wonder.
Joe Davis w-ould be pleased if some one
would give him a little advice as to where
he should spend the coming holidays. Pop
says come on to New York.
By C. H. White
The Theologs of Johnson C. Smith Uni
versity have a wonderful opportunity that
greatly benefits the recipients of it. It is
natural that we are thankful for the same.
This opportunity enables the members of
the Theological Department to receive
both theory and practice in their course
The Theological Department feels proud
of the fact that the following members
of this Department have received and ac
cepted calls to supply the pulpits of the
Mr. H. 0. Walker, ’28, is supplying Ed
ward A\'’ebb Memorial Presbyterian church
at Mt. Airy, N. C.
Mr. A. E. Fortune, ’29, is supplying the
Second Presbyterian church at Lincolnton,
Mr. S. C. Van Landingham, ’29, is sup
plying the Presbyterian churches at Mor-
.ganton, N. C., and Marion, N. C.
Jv'Ir- J. Ij. Brewer, ’30, is supplying the
Presbyterian church at Darlington, S. C.
Rev. J. C. Corrothers is still supplying
the flock at St. Peters A. M. E. Zion church,
Gastonia, N. C.
By C. Cardosa De A^ane
On Tuesday evening. November l-5th, the
Scrollers .Club had its first initiation of
new members for the year. The number
of students at Johnson C. Smith this year
is greater than ever, and out of this num
ber -w-e have selected some of the best.
There - were- five who pledged allegiance
■to th organization: namely, Boseboro E.
Jones, William Little, ' Edward- Jenkins,
M. AA^. Wise, L. L. Blakeney. They sho-vv
wonderful- possibilities ‘ of becoming good
workers.- Our motto is: “We weigh men,
not count them.”
As a new enterprise at Johnson C. Smith
University, the club has already mobilized
its forces to work wherever duty necessi
tates. It is this organization that acls
as a feeder to the great Clan, Kappa Alpha
Psi. Activities of the Scrollers’ Club are
progressing favorably under the supervis
ion of Dean J. H. Alston and Prof. T. S.
Jackson, who are veteran representatives
of Kappa Alpha Psi. In the event of a
formal initiation in the near future, great
things are anticipated.
Organization signifies cooperation, a
working together for the perfection of cer
tain ideals. It was solely from this idea,
that the Guide Right Movement was orig
inated. The Scrollers Club and the Guide
Right Movement bespeak the foundation
on which the noble Order is so firmly es
The officers are:
T. A. La Saine, President.
Osborn L. Wilson, Secretary.
A. S. Brewer Assistant Secretary.
E. M. Pressly, Treasurer.
P. R. McCorkle, Sergeant-at-Arms.