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THE ST. AUGUSTINE’S PEN
THE ST. AUGUSTINE’S PEN
E(litor-in-Chlef E. Lenwood Sanders
Assistant Editor Arnold R. Joseph
Catlierine A. Farrar Annie M. Stallings
Auditor Theodore J. Jones
Business Manager George A. Ross
Asst. Business Mgr Wendell Erwin
Advertising Mgr Btxrnice B. Taylor
Assistant Advertising Mgr...Earl Alston
Circulation Manager Nathan Perry
Asst. Circulation Mgr...Solomon Bethea
Sports Editor William Perry
Humorous Editor Alexander Rand
Art Editor., Ernest McCaleh
Typist Mavenise Hall
DO YOU HAVE THE
College spirit is the attitude that
a college student takes toward his
school. What a college is, and will
ever be depends greatly ii])on the
spirit of its student body. This also
applies to high school students.
A student who puts his school first,
in his school life, by doing his beiit
in scholastic work, and by taking
an active ])art in at least one extra
curricular activity, will find himself
])ossessed with that wonderful qual
ity, College Spirit. This student
will be otfended when some “out
sider” speaks against his school. He
will support his school in athletics
and in any other proi)osed projcrit.
llo will 1>(> a person who loves his
school “best of all.”
Do you have the (college Sjtirit?
E. L. Sandehs.
LET US COOPERATE
We are taugiit, many of us frojii
our youth onward, that competition
is essential to the health and pro
gress of the huuuin race, or,_ as
Kc'rbert Spencer puts it, “Society
flourishes by the antagonism of its
atoms.” But the obvious truth is
that cooperation is constuctive, and
competition other than friendly rival
ry is destructive, and that, there
fore, society flourislu's by the mutual
aid of its com])onents.
I say that is obvious, and so it
is. It is so generally ])racticed,
that in all great military and com
mercial enterprise.s, individualism
is subordinated to collective action.
We do not believe that a house di
vided against itself can stand; we
know that it shall fall. Wo know
that a state divided by internal
fends and torn by faction fighting
cannot hold its own against a united
])eo))le. Experience dictates that a
society composed of antagonistic
atoms is not really a society. We
have been made to realize that if
men are to establish and govern
cities and to creatc and systenuitize
eduf'ational activities, they must
work cooperatively. Tu like iiuin-
ner, w’e mvist understand that in a
school the “antagonism of the
atoms” can be nothing other than
an impediment. We must realize
that, hero at St. Augustine’s, the
foundation of all our plans for
future prosperity and progress must
invariably be COOPERATION.
Surely this truth is as obvious as is
the fact that there could be no hive
unless the bees worked as a colony,
and along the lines of mutual aid.
Tukowuk J. -Tones.
WHAT IS HUMAN LIFE?
What is it that causes human life
to sujiersede that of other organisms ?
It is not that these other organisms
do not actually possess life. It, is
not that nature has not provided
them with the power to care for
themselves. Beasts, if allowed to
remain in their native habitat, do
not need any hel]) from man to carry
on life’s cycle. Organisms of the
vegetable kingdom can likewise live,
reproduce, and die without man’s
intervention, if left in their native
soils. Then what is it, I ask again,,
that causes human life, to supersede
that of other organisms? The
answer is, I feel, that man is en
dowed with the ability to reason,
the power to discover, and the in
genuity to invent. These qualities
other organisms do not generally pos
sess. It is intended for man to reason,
to discover, and to invent. lie must
face the facts about his abilities,
and disabilities, and learn to over
come his disabilities. He must dis
cover his latent qualities in order
that he nuist launch out into the
higher seas of life. He must find a
way to be the greatest service pos-
■sible to humanity.
To nuin belongs the highest form
of life. Therefore, it is liis duty to
make lift; useful and beautiful. Just
as his soul is inunortal, he must
make his lif(! immortal by using his
endowed qualities to the best possible
advantages. This can be done by
using them from day to day in a
small way, and letting them gradual
ly develop tO their adult stage where
tiiey may be used at full sway.
Antonio M. Ropeu.
This is the first issue of the St.
AiHirsTiNE’s Pen of St. Augustine’s
College. This pa])cr is to be edited
montlily by the student body of the
said institution. Only one issue, ac
cording to ))lan, is to be jjublished
this sciiool year, but with the begin
ning of the next school year, the
])ai)cr will be i)ublished monthly.
I am taking this opportunity to
thank the original newspaper com
mittee for their hearty support and
cooperation in helping to make this
paper jiossible. AVhen things looked
darkest, they all worked hard to re
move all difficulty.
Also 1 would like to thank our ad
vertisers and subscribers for their
sup])ort in giving advertisements and
subscriptions for the St. Auotis-
tfne’s Pen. We realize that without
their help the ])aper couhl not have
Plans are being nuide for St.
Augixstine’s Annual May Fete which
is given under the auspices of the
(Continued from p(ig& one)
Kobinson and Solomon Bethea.
Edith Thompson, a member of the
Ferguson Club acted as chairman.
The judges were: Miss Guernsey,
Mr. Boyer and Mr. Young.
APOLOGIES TO BURNS”
Flow gently, sweet Knowledge,
arnong our green preps.
For they are in college to keep up
The bold preps are sleeping while
Flow gently, sweet Knowledge, those
careless ones save!
Implores of professors, resound
thru the ear.
The six weeks exam marks say,
“Flunked for the year.”
Then hot-tempered freshmen are
I charge you, forgive them, they
only need air.
How (luickly, sweet Knowledge, yotir
message you send.
For dull sleepy classes have come
to an end.
Now daily we find, as the sun rises
A prep and his Lit. book, and tears
in his eye.
By the banks of Derwent Water,
By the muddy bubbling water.
Stood the gatherer of leeches,
Stafi^ in hand and net beside him.
Closer to him wandered Words
Nearer, nearer to him drew he;
'J'honghts of Burns his head did
Thought he of him as he wandered—
How in gladness he did flourish.
But in madness he did perish.
Glorious day the morning promised.
Promised to them brilliant sunshine;
Fair the day it was they met there.
Met beside the Derwent Water.
Thoughts of earth’s distress he
As the old man gathered leeches.
Wordsworth stood and thought more
“I will make firm resolution—
Since this toiler is so happy.
Well content to gather leeches.
Why can’t I, a man of culture.
Learn from him faith, hope, and
'riiey dwelt among the untrodden
'I'hose men of letters—queer!
Old Bacon, Browning, tliat whole
If only they were clear!
As needles in a stack of hay.
Whole-hidden from the eyes.
So these Elysian singers are
Just bunk to college guys.
They lived and died, and few can
What they were jingling ’bout;
Saint Peter, lo! if you want peace.
Just keep those jokers out.
L. T. Caldwell.
Arnold : Mercy me, I can’t get'this
Kemp; No wonder. You’ve got
to divide (Pie) by seven.'
Arnold: Huh ?
Kemp: Here, why don’t you try
Arnold; I’m just so crazy about
pie, I even hate to divide it in
Sydney surprised his teacher as
he was about to go home.
“What have I learned today,
teacher?” he asked.
“What a curious question,” the
teacher replied. “Why do you ask?”
“Well,” said Sydney, “They’ll
need to know at home.”
ADVICE TO FRESIIIES
Sophomore; Freshies, you had bet
ter keep your eyes open around
Freshies (innocently) ; Why?
Sophomore: Because people will
think you are crazy if you go around
with them closed.
LOOKING FOR A JOB
Man: You don’t know nobody
who wants nobody to do nothing for
them this morning, does you?
Lady: Then, you don’t want a
THE COLLEGE FORUM
The many changes that have
taken place on the campus' of St.
Augustine’s have caused the student
body to be more interested in many
school activities. This . interest is
shown in one way by the organiza
tion of the College Forum.
This club was organized by men
of the College Department for the
j)urpose of making improvements in
their ex))ression and in their know
ledge of current problems. Expe
rience by open discussion among the
members is the main object of each
of our open forum meetings.
The Forum started, for the first
time, a debate between the College
Forum and the Ferguson Club. The
question for debate was “Resolved,
That Immigration Into the United
States Should Be Further Restricted
The Forum took the negative side
and won by a decision of two to one.
One of the topics for open discus
sions last month w’as, “The value of
one’s j)re])aring himself for his life-
work.” The members of the faculty
present were Mr. Goold, President
of the College, and Mr. Mitchell.
THE COLLEGE CLUB
The College Club met in the
Hunter Building March 26 at
7:45 p.m. Mr. P. Young gave an
interesting lecture to the members
of the club, after which he was made
an honorary member. President
Goold was also present and made a
few interesting remarks.
We are hoping and planning to
launch an interesting and helpful
program in the near future.
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