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The university student. volume (Charlotte, N.C.) 192?-19??, January 01, 1929, Image 1

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Ine University student Vol. 5. No. 4. * 'Hi! VERITAS JOHNSON C. SMITH UNIVERSITY, CHARLOTTE, N. ”c., JANUARY, 19297 Price 10 Gents. Johnson C. Smith Wins State Football Championship An t a Phi Alpha Leads in Scholarship WHO’S WHO ON THE RETIRING STAFF ^9. Arthur J. Clement, ,Ir. Since last Febru.ary there has been sent from Johnson C. Smith University a school paper, edited and published by the students of the University. This paper has been most favorably received by the people of North Carolina, and lately has found itself not only in every State in these United States, but also has twenty-four foreign countries to which it goes every school month. From this, one can most assuredly conclude that “The University Student” is not only a most valuable asset to the University as an advertising means to the school and as a means of development for those who are interested in journalism or any other form of writing, but that it is a medium whereby ideas may be disseminat_ ed, men may learn of other men, students may be drawn together in a mental sphere, and that we all may learn two lessons: the world is not so very large and there is Brotherhood among men. We have now come to the expiration of the term of office of the men who have, as the editorial staff of “The University Stu dent,” conducted the affairs of this paper so very successfully. We, the students and faculty of Johnson C. Smith University, wish to convey to these gentlemn our sin cere appreciation for their time, interest, and woiJv_in ouj:L/;chool one of tV; best school publications in the country. V'e do hope that the influence of their stew ardship will not only be felt locally, but will find itself in other realms and there • bnrl^ forth fruit abundantly. The Editor-in-Chief of our retiring staff is Mr. Vance Henry Chavis, a scholar, suave, and egotistic. With a vocabulary en'^e.d by many of our students, the eru dite ^r, Chavis ha.s not only been able to get over his line in the class room, but more than one woman has wondered after listening to this clever manipulator of words as to whether or not she had been flattered by a modern Lochinvar. or a clever Byron. Mr. Chavis is from Wade.sboro, N. C. Coming here as a high school student in 1922, he completed his high school work in 1925 as an honor graduate. His 4 years of college work will have been spent here when he graduates in June with a B. S. in chemistry. He has been Vice-Pi-esident of his class, Secretary of the Sphinx Club, President of the same Club, manager of the basket ball team. Junior prize speaker and Yell Master for four years, member and secretai-y of Alpha Omieron Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha, three years President of the L. C. P. Club, member of the Dumas Reading Circle, Glee Club and “Annual” staff of 1928. And now as our rciiring Editor we wish him all that is most agreeable and satisfy ing in life. We shall now turn our attention to our Associate Editor, Mr. Baxter E. Lowe, of Lexington, N. C. Mr Lowe, a thinker and exponent of the con.seiwative in college life and modern existence, and a campus- famous filibusterer will have been here for four years at the expiration of this school term. And in his time here he has been The Unh 7?!^ Work n :• JOIINSO.V ( SMITH ut Student ' jrfir' s Ediioc ' i r. 7‘ COLLEfiEC THEMATIOON v" SOCIEI Cir. Manager THE PHILO: ■ DEAN ALSTON Mr. J. Henry Alston was born in North Cai-olina and received his early edu.a ion in the State, his B. A. in 1917 from L nco’-' University, Pa., and his M, A. in PsychoU- gy in 1920 from Clark University, Wore, ^ ter, Mas;s., where hj studied under the la ( G. Stani'V Hal!. He i.s t.i " a ' ■ a ti'ea'.isc on “Fusion of Cold and WarnT'b in 0 Lea ,' v, h;ch \ as pub! she,-1 in the July 1920 issue of the American Jcu-'nnl of Psychology. He is regi tered in American Psychology Assoeiati; n and his students are acceptetl ff)i- gradua e work in the .Northern uni^■er.‘■ities. In December, ,19:lti., Mr. A'is an \v>;is de'." gate to the 18th .'Annual Grand Session - " Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity which con vened in Indianapolis. He was appointed Southeastern Provincial Polemarch for (Continued on page 3) PROF. I. H. ALSTON 1929 and will supervise the territory from Washington to lampa. He is Chairman of the College Section of the North Carolina Teachers’ Association which mets March 28-30, 1929, at Johnson C. Smith University. Also he will address the National Association of Collegiate Deans and Registrars at Prairie View, Tex as, the first week in March. Mr. Alston’s work as an educator and organizer is known throughout the South as he has given more than ten years’ of service in its leading schools including Morehouse, Alabama A. & M., and Ten nessee State (Assist. Dean.) For the past four years he has served as Dean of the College Department of Johnon C. Smith University. MENCE. WHEREFORE A.ND WITHER? By T. Jeffers SMITH UNIVERSITY AWARDED STATE FOOT BALL CHAMPIONSHIP After compiling the percentage points of the Smith Bulls and Livingstone Bears' for the 1928 season the North Carolina Colle giate Athletic Association declared the- Smith Bulls Champions of North Carolinia. The teams were tied at the end of the season, and it was only after a contrast of the points which the individual teams piled up on their opponents, and the amount of berths which members of both teams occu pied of the mythical All-American, was the decision rendered. The Bulls were awarded the champion ship because they had the better record. About the thing in the world to do is to write about something when you have nothing about which to wri^.e. The av- cra.gc C! lumnist spcr.c.= abcu: tv o thirds of h 3 trying to find something to say .. .mething about anJ when he finally lands i good subject his inxt problem is to say ihe incs: interesting things con erning i' ■ n ihe very small amount of spaee allowed him. 1 I ' --. 1 ■ .. 1 ’ ; ■ M6s&' colilmnists also have no particular Gting about which they are particular of saying anything; for instance, half of the last colijain I read was taken up with a long discourse on a red necktie. A friend •writes, though, that “A really good eol- t.mnist writes without any particular amount or kind of thought and succeeds best when he succeeds in writing a long time without saying anything.” The tremendous growth of “The Univer- ■ sity Student,” under its second and present • circulation manager is indicative of the untiring interest an.i work on the part of this young man, Mr. C. H.. White. From a Greater Circulation of 46 copies to' 1150 in 3 years; from 17 exchanges with schools and school publications to 243; with a circulation that hardly touched all parts of this our own State to an established ex change into every State in the Union; with 24 foreign countries, the majority of which are European counuies; with 18 schools in as many foreign countries exchanging reg ularly. “The Student" boasts of the follow ing among its foreign exchanges: ‘The Mc Gill Daily,” McGill University, Montreal. Canada; “The Dalhouse Gazette” and “The Canadian Student,” also from Canada; “The Grammarian,” from Paisley, Scot land; “The Dragon,” from the University of Wales, Aberystwyth. Wales; “The Ser pent,” from The University Union, Man chester, England; “La Africaine,” from 5 Rue, Paul-Louis Courier, Paris VII, France; and The “Metallwirtsehaft,” from Berlin, Germany. All of these grew out of the persistence of a man who likes to work. Here’s what an alumnus had to say concerning the lack of school spirit on his part and that of his fellow alumni mem bers: “In your student paper and even in “The Alumni Journal” only those men Jn HENRY, CAPTAIN OF 1929 FOOT BALL SQUAD- MARTIN, ASST. CAPTAIN Jethro (Jeff) Henry, sturdy right tackle of the Bull Squad, has been elected at the 1929 pilot of the romping Bulls. This is Henry’s second year on the Varsity at Smith, and incident tally he was Assistant Captain last year. “Jeff” is a heartv fel low. (hailing from Wells High School, of Stubeiiville, Ohio, whei’e he palyed fou'r years on the Varsity. In recognition of this he was given a sweatee- in the scho(rf’.s colors. Henry is a Sophomore and besides hi:s athletic activities ranks among the first in his class. Jack (Beef) Martin, also a member of ' the Sophomore class, was elected as the Assistant Captain for 1929. He is one of • the three men in cur school mentioned for All-American honors by Bill (^ibson. ALPHASLEAD InIcHOL- ARSHIP AT SMITH Report on the Scholarhip Standing of (he Prafernities in Johnson C. Smith University. (Continued on page 5) The following is the report on the schol arship standing of the Fraternities at the end of June, 1928; There are three National Fraternities in the University; The Alpha Phi Alpha, the Kappa Alpha Psi; and the Omga Psi Phi. Thei e are em-olled in these three fraterni ties a total of 78 undergraduate students representing a little over 30 per cent of the total enrollment of the school of Arts and Sciences. This to cal is distributed as fol lows: Alpha Phi Alpha. 27; Kappa Alpha, 19; and Omega Psi Phi, .32. The .scholarship standing of the individ ual members themselves is, on the whole, good, several members of each fraternity having excellent sch.olarship. The general scholarship average is represented by a. grade of “B.” The individual fraternity scholarship standing is as follows: Alpha Phi Alpha., (Continued on page 3)

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