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The University Student
Vo. 4. No. 7.
LUX ET VERITAS
JOHNSON C. SMITH UNIVERSITY. CHARLOTTE, N.^c7APML;i928r
Price 10 Cents.
SMITH BULLS FAVORER TO WIN ANNUAL GAME
JAMES WELDON JOHN
SON SPEAKS TO LARGE'
By “The Old Vet.”
On March 22, the Lyceum Course pi’e-
sented Dr. James W. Johnson, National
Secretary of the N. A. A. C. P., in a lec
ture. The Biddle Memorial Auditorium
•was crowded with students and visitors.
Taking as his subject, “The Negro
Literary Movement and Its Significance,”
Dr. Johnson first defined the race prob
lem as “the series of Shifting Interracial
relations,” and followed this with a historic
analogy of the Negro. He said further
that: “As the situations shift and we meet
them, we have to tune in in every case.
The race problem is not what the Negro
really is but what America thinks he is.”
The other races usually base their conclu
sions on a few erroneous assertions such
as; “All Negroes are dirty,” All Negroes
will steal. ’ Many other false impressions
were mentioned by Dr. Johnson and the
reasons for them deplored. He mentioned
the fact that of the many races that go to
make up America the Negro has contri
buted a very great amount of that labor
and has influenced the nation in several
ways. Notable among the influences of the
Negro are; his Original Polk Music, danc
ing, artistic creations and Folk Tales.
“Prejudice,” he said, “was like a fruit with
a very bitter outer rind; as layer after
layer is taken off the fruit grows more
tender and sweet,”
There is now in America a Literary Re
naissance and the Negro is playing his
part in this great change. On the stage
he is equalling other races, and in all fields
of endeavor he is attaining unprecedented
Dr. Johnson concluded his lecture with
two poems, ‘The Creation,” and “Go Down
Death.” The first poem was a sermon in
verse and tells the old time preachers’
conception of the creation.
One can hardly imagine such dramatic
words as these coming from the ministers
Lilte a mammy bending over her baby.
Kneeled down in the dust
Toiling over a lump of clay
Till he shaped it in his image;
Then into it he blew the breath of life.
.A.nd man became a living soul.
This is Dr. Johnson’s second time to visit
us and we hope he will come again soon.
.FIRST FOUR BOOKS OP BIBLE BEST
STORY OF CHRIST, SAYS JUDGE
W. F. HARDING.
HAZEL HARRISON AP
PEARS AT SMITH
On March 26th, Hazel Harrison, eminent
pianist and pupil of Busoni, who has
played extensively in Europe, especially in
Germany, made a brilliant third appearance
at Johnson C. Smith University before a
very large and distinguished audience.
During the program the audience mani
fested more than ordinary interest and re
warded Miss Harrison with frequent ova
tions. All of these the pianist merited as
her playing revealed the fact that she is
a pianist of rare talent. She possesses a
brilliant technique, a good tone, and a fine
poetic insight which certainly adds to the
pleasure of her playing. This popular ar
tist, gifted with genuine musical instinct
and the temperament and warmth peculiar
to one of her talent, interpreted each num
ber with an abundance of rich and varied
coloring.. Her interpretation of the twen
ty-four preludes by Chopin was a noble and
deeply expressive ■ojje'T'jndeed it was. a truly
moving one. Her rhythm had elasticity and
she had excellent dynamic control. Miss
Harrison, who is always received with en
thusiasm, seemed on this occasion particu
larly to reach the hearts of her hearers
and held them from beginning to end. She
has, too, a winning personality. There
were numerous recalls from her large and
delighted audience and the artist responded
graciously to the demands by repeating the
Color Impressions by Lazslo. These color
Impressions are being played by her for
the first time in America by any pianist.
GRAND BASILEUS AND GRAND'
KEEPER OF RECORDS AND SEALS
OF OMEGA PSI PHI FRATERNITY-
VISIT JOHNSON C. SMITH
Mr. J. S. McClain and Mr. W. H. Mazyck,
making a tour through the South, visiting
all chapters of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity,
stopped at Johnson C. Smith University,
under the auspices of Rho Chapter, and
made short talks at our morning vespers.
Mr. J. S. McClain emphasized the follow
ing facts in his talk: we, as college men,
are to be America’s citizens of tomorrow;
it is up to us to wreck or change the world.
Prepare yourself now; take advantage of
all of your opportunities; the world is
waiting for you; but the world wants men
of . service, men who are willing to work—
as the older men pass off the scene the
places are to be filled by the youth of to
day. Prepare yourself now.
Mr. W. H. Mazyck in his speech, stated:
“Keep your ideals high; they are of sph-it.
ual value. Ideals can’t be seen.” Think
not so much on race problems, but always
keep your ideals high and do not become
sullen with the prejudices of the world.
These two men were welcomed to John
son C. Smith University, and we hope they
will come back again, as the University
is always proud to have such men visit
All hearts are turned toward the Big
Easter game. Everybody is getting inter
ested in “Big Bun” Hayes, We’ve even
been asked whether he sleeps well at night,
and if he is eating regularly. We ai’e glad
to say that the mighty “Bun” is up th
snuff and just gnawing away the old glove
in anticipation of his coming battle with
Red” Yokeley of Livingstone. Battle it
surely shall be if last year’s game can be
considered a precedent. Last year “Bun”
left the field at the close of the ninth with
a slight edge on Yokeley although he had
lost the game. Records at our command;
show that Yokeley walked 0 men, while
Hayes gave 2. Yokeley allowed five hits;
to Hayes’ 3. Hayes made 9 Livingstonians.
fan the air to Yokeley’s 10. But the sad
part of it was that L. C. made 2 unearned
runs to Smith’s one earned run. That means
simply that so far as hitting was concerned
they could still be playing last year’s game
with no runs scored.
We’ve been asked for a partial resume of
the game last year so here it goes: L. C.
made her first score in the 4th inning after
two men were out. Jones got safe at first
on an error by Ellis in center, went to sec
ond on a passed ball. Duncan drove L. C.’s
first hit of the day into right field, scoring
Jones. Caldwell flied out to Horne, ending
On Sunday evening, March 24th, Judge
W. F. Harding addressed the faculty and
students of Johnson C. Smith L-niversity.
His subject was, ‘A\ hy Christ came at this
particular time.” He said, the trouble with
the rising generation is that they read the
writings of Christ by popular writers and
not the Bible. The life of Christ is pictured
best in Matthew, Mark,, Luke and John.
In concluding the speaker said, “He who
serves his fello-wman honestly serves God.”
Judge Harding came to us through Mr.
A. C. Shelton, representative of the city
(■white) Y. M. C. A. This was Judge Hard-
ing s third address to the University,”
LOCAL CHAPTER OF OMEGA PSI PHI
FRATERNITY GIYES COL. YOUNG
The Charles Y'oung Memorial Service
was held under the auspices of Rho Chap
ter, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity on Sunday,
March 18, 1928, in the University auditori
um. H. L. Foster ably presented the His
tory of Colonel Charles Y’^oung’s life as a
soldier. In his speech he brought out many
fine points that illustrated the great hard
ships of the soldier and his ability to
overcome obstacles. T. A. Steele brought a
message that involved the ideals of Colonel
Young. He appealed to the Negro youth
to meet all obstacles of prejudice with a
determination to conquer. He said that the
continued fight for opportunity must go on
if the Negro is to rise to success that is
measured in the ti'uest values.
Colonel Young’s four cardinal principles
were vividly described by A. R. Dawson.
The words scholarship, uplift, manhood and
perseverance were analyzed and, no doubt,
were left in the minds of the audience as
to Col. Young’s success in carrying them
out. The entire program was as follows:
Music, Omega Anthem..
Invocation, T. R. Griswold.
The Occasion, L. Steele..
Col. Young as a Soldier, H. L. Foster.
Solo, W. L. Byrd.
Col. Y'oung’s Four Cardinal Principles,
A. R. Dawson.
Instrumental Duet, Whitehead and Du-
Colonel Young as an Ideal, T. .4. Steele.
L. Steele, master of ceremonies, and
Basileu.?, Rho Chapter.
the inning. Scores 1; hits 1.
The second score came in the eighth also
alter two men were out. Evans had
been thrown out by Tucker at first. Yoke-
ley fanned. Berry got one of the only two
free passes Hayes allowed. Byrd got safe
on an error by Thompson in right field, ad
vancmg Berry to third. Smith tore a . sharp
single to right scoring Berry. Jones flied
out to Tucker ending the inning. Scores I;
hits 1. •
Smith made her only score in the Sev
enth. -McDowell, first man up, was hit by
one of Yokefey’s iin shoots. Thompson
aid down a neat sacrifice, advancing Mac
safely at second. Hardy was safe at first
on an error by Byrd at short. Mac going
to third on the play. Horne hit sharply
to Berry at second who recovered only in
Hme to tag Hardy out while Mac scored
Horne being safe at first on a fielder’s
c oice. Tucker was thrown out at first by
Tokeley ending the inning. Scores 1; hits
o. And thus that mighty game ended with
Livingstone 2, Smith 1, and as we said in
the outset; all hearts are turned toward the
big game this year. Coach Seales is de
pending on his famous wrecking crew to
sustain the mighty Hayes in the batting
department. So far this season the wreck
ing crew has lived up to its name, every
member of whom is batting over 500 pet.
ucker, however, is leading the field with
an average of .800 having made 4 safe
bingles out of a possible official 5. Hayes
matches him with an average of .800 but
hasn’t participated in all the pre-Easter
games. YIcKeithan and Horne are next
m hne with .666 each. The slogan is
watch batting averages fatten on Mr.
Yokeley’s slants,” and we shall be right
there m the old press box to catch every
bit of it for future transference to the an-
nals of base ball history.