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Second V. I. A. A.
Ihe St. Augustine's Pen
Veritas liberabit vos
Vol. 4. No. 2.
RALEIGH, N. C., JANUARY, 1934
Price 10 Cents
RECOVERY AND THE
ViNiTA V. Lewis
Students all over the world are
accepting the challenge of a chang
ing economic order. When reading
with zest and hope the textbook
material of our leading economists,
these students sometimes smart under
tlie feeling that the material speaks
and treats of a time already remote.
We can no longer juggle in our think
ing such entities as supply and
demand. Labor as a commodity
without consideration of the human
value no longer exists for us.
Realizing our dilemma in finding our
])lace in a germinating economic
order—where should we turn?
Tlie answer to many of our per
plexing questions may be found in
current literature, or we may explore
problems by weighing and consider
ing tliem in our thinking. Many
students are turning to discussion
groups and conferences.
The Negro student is and should
be concerned about the place and con
sideration liis racial group as a
minority group is being given. He
MRS. BOST SPEAKS
IN CHAPEL SERVICES
Mrs. W. T. Host, State Commis
sioner of Public Welfare, was guest
speaker at our chapel services Sun
day, January 21. The service was
in observance of Social Service Sun
day, so designated by the Episcopal
Church to place special emphasis on
tlie relation of social work to the
program of tlie church. Mrs. Bost
said tliat Christians should not only
wish to pray for God’s guidance to
America’s leaders in tliis period of
major social changes, but also to
offer intercessions for great humani
tarian causes, such as the abolition
of child labor, tlie clearance of the
slums and preservation of world
])cace. The church must keep her
children sensitive to the human needs
of the day. The “New Deal,” says
Mrs. Host, is evidence of a growing
social consciousness. She predicted
an economic and social order in
which progress in Imman relations
would tend to equal the amazing evo
lution of our material culture.
ST. AUG. MAKES IMPRESSIVE
DEBUT IN C. I. A. A. ENCOUNTER
intelligently realize what further con
siderations should be sought.
He has been aware for some years
now that sucli sociological j)henomena
as prejudice, racial superiority,
et cetera Iiave conditioned his
)>rogress in our economic order. At
tliis time when “recovery” activities
are being discussed we realize that
the period from wliich the Negro will
recover antedates 1929, wlien most
of the world felt a tremor indicative
of the present order’s decline.
Students in Raleigh, N. C. will
be privileged to attend the ninth
Annual Public Welfare Institute
sj)onsored by the Division of the
Negro Welfare, State Board of
Charities and Public Welfare, in co
operation with the North Carolina
Emergency Relief Administration
St. Augustine’s College will open its
doors to this Institute February 1-2,
193t. A meeting at which Hon
J. C. B. Ehringliaus, Governor of
Nortli Carolina, will speak, will be
held in the House of Representatives
Chamber at the State Capitol.
Two of our outstanding Negro
leaders will be guests on this oc
casion; they are Mr. Eugene Kinekle
Jones, consultant on the Negro,
United States Department of Com
merce, Washington, D. C., and Dr.
H. A. Hunt, Negro Field Worker,
United States Farm Credit Ad
ministration, Washington, D. C.
There will be a immber of other
speakers, each an expert in his
jiarticular field; each concerned with
social problems in their economic
setting. Tlie entire program of the
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DOCTOR JOHNSON AD
DRESSES "ETA SIGMA MU"
On last Tuesday niglit, the Scien
tific Society was addressed by Doc
tor Johnson, Interne at St. Agnes,
at one of their meetings. All ad
vanced students in science were
guests of the society and profited
greatly by Doctor Johnson’s inform
ative lecture and the lively discussion
Immediately preceding Doctor
Johnson’s lecture, the club and its
guests received an interesting report
from Mr. Prince Simmons, on Ein
stein. A discussion on this and our
own Negro scientist, Dr. Carver, was
brief but intelligently scientific.
Doctor Jolinson divided his talk
on common diseases into three parts:
common colds, tuberculosis and the
gonococcus germ, w’hich causes ven
Tliis discussion added much to the
scientific knowledge of those pres
THE SERVICE OF
The chapel, alight with the mag
nificent star and one burning candle
upon the altar, was filled once again
by those who willingly and with holy
worship kept the great feast of the
Entering the chapel one felt that
this “manifestation” was to quicken
all who knelt in tlie liglit of that
star. One listened to tlie words about
tlie star; heard of tlie prophetical
significance of the Wise Men’s gifts
(gold, frankincense, myrrh); real
ized the power of God by wliich the
philosopliy of Jesus was given the
Gentiles—and sense of the divine
kinship of God lifted the heart as
one rested his eyes upon the candle.
And soon from that one candle
could be seen others receiving of tliat
light. Tlie lights multi})lied. And as
each individual held a liglited taper
in his hand, as he heard the choir’s
chanting, as lie saw the brightened
.fa.c.(i£_nLtliasc around, n simisc of love
hdenton Alumni Form St.
The Alumni of Edenton, N. C.
have organized a St. Augustine’s
Club. The Club meets every Mon
day night. It is now in the process
of making out a definite program of
activities for the year.
The present officers are: Miss
Tamar R. McClenney, A.B. ’31,
president; Mrs. J. T. Holley, N. ’10,
vice president; Miss Nettie’ Payton,
secretary; Mrs. Sadie Nixon Favton,
H.S. ’27, treasurer.
The Club pledges its financial sup
port to the Pen, the student publi
and duty was felt.
Many had come from all over tlie
city to this feast; and somehow they
all knew too, as tliey walked down
the aisle, clutching their little lights,
a jiart of tlie One Light, that a sense
of love and duty had touched every
one in tlie group.
Each of us had presented liimself
before God as living witnesses that
“those who sat in darkness have seen
a great light,” and each had left at
tempting to brighten some corner
with faith, hope, and love.
Althougli the S a i n t basketball
squad dropped its first C. I. A. A.
encounter to Virginia State, the local
tossers acquitted themselves well and
threw a scare into the strong State
quint before succumbing to the tune
The St. Aug. basketeers opened
U]) with two fast shots that put them
off to a i point lead. From then ‘on,
it was nip and tuck with the Saints
showing an edge in both defensive
and offensive play. The recess pe
riod found the Saints hanging on to
the lead, but witli only a one point
However, tlie visitors came back
strong and seemed to find the loop
inucli easier. Their passing proved
far superior to the home team and
the defense found it difficult to fol
low the fast-moving sphere. But led
by Ca])tain Severs the Saints tight
ened u]) and although the passing
was completely over their heads, they
managed to keep tlie score down.
Then tlie Saint defense functioned
witii less effieieney. Long sliots from
tlic r;ill tllr ni> ^in',.l-1,>
AMONG THE SENIORS
The Senior class held its first
meeting for this year on Friday,
January 12, 1934. The second se
mester is fast approaching and the
members of the class realize tlie ne
cessity for hard work and coopera
We the Seniors arc an ambitious
group with high ideals and aspira
tions. This is a very important year
in our lives and we are endeavoring
to make it a profitable one. Many of
our plans have been made and we
are carefully carrying them out in
order that we might put over a' pro
gram which would be representative
of a Senior class.
Mr. Lloyd Davis presides over our
meetings, assisted by Mr. Hubert
Creft; Mr. Lemuel Graves safe
guards our finance and Miss Doris
'Telfair aids Miss Annie Stiles in
keeping our records. Through the
efforts of these officers and the sym
pathetic help of our advisers, we
hope to Iiave a very successful year.
Annie Stiles, Reporter.
and when Severs returned to tlie
game, the St. Aug. squad didn’t have
time enough to catch up. The whis
tle ended the game and another vic-
tor\ for the State team. But it was
a game, and how!
The wliole Saint team should be
commended for its wonderful fight
and for giving Mr. Fan a great gaine.
Mitchell and Severs led the local
tossers while Courtney was outstand
ing for tlie State team.
As a prelim Max Virgil and
George Smith furnished the spec
tators with a lively scrap that was,
in spots, something more than a sew
ing circle. Indeed, the boys really
mixed it up a bit. Max was faster
and cleverer, and in the opinion of
the correspondent, had it over Smitli
throughout. But the little fellow was
game and he showed a bit more
aggressiveness, even though Max
seemed to be the better boxer. Both
boys show promise. We are not so
sure that both of the pugs did not
jiull their punches, but what can you
expect for nothing.!’ Next time the
boys square off we predict a real
glove pushing contest, and no joke.
They have the makings; that is, foot
work, art, et cetera. Sprinkle in a
little more spirit and fight and don’t
forget to be there. In the meantime
we’ll rig Milky up in football regalia
so lie won’t be afraid to keep the
fight in the open.
Earlier in the afternoon the St.
Aug. “femmes” had a lively work
out against the Washington high
school girls and they emerged on
the long end of a 15-11 count. This
approached a real good game. The
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