The university student. volume (Charlotte, N.C.) 192?-19??, April 01, 1928, Image 1
EASTER EDITION 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' AUDIENCE SPORT TALK ■/A 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 success. 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 of old: 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. Amen! Amen!.” 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 UNIVERSITY. 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 it. 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 MEMORIAL PROGRAM. 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.. (Diton.) 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- senbury. Colonel Young as an Ideal, T. .4. Steele. Hymn. Benediction. 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.