Page 2 THE PEN February 1. 1^65 History (CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1) pleted in 1930 provided buildings to meet the demands of the four- year college program. Among these Duildings were the Delany Build- mg, a dormitory for girls, named for Mrs. Naimie J. Delany who served as matron, and teacher at Saint Augustine’s College from 1891-1916. On December 22, 1930, Saint Aug ustine’s College was awarded the “A” rating by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. The college was accredited in 1933 by the Southern Association of Col leges and Secondary Schools. In 1942 Saint Augustine’s was given class “A” status by the American Medical Association. Saint Augus tine’s is a member of the Associa tion of American Colleges, the American Council on Education, and the United Negro College Fund. On December 7, 1961, Saint Augustine’s was elected to full membership in the Southern As sociation of Colleges and Secondary Schools. The college is located on 96 beau tifully landscaped acres. The cen tral point of interest is the historic Chapel which was built by students. The Chapel symbolizes more vivid ly than anything else, the deep- rooted love and affection lield to the coUege by the students. With the addition of the new Health and Fine Arts Center, the north campus has expanded for future develop- The Conjmimications and Study Skills Center was established in Hunter Building in the school-year, 1963-1964. This year on the other side of the haU, a teacher’s cur riculum laboratory has been set up. Plans are now being made loi the expansion of Benson Library which will accomodate more read ing materials and study areas. Also blueprints have been drawn up for the building of faculty apart^ luents — on the comer of the east campus. Alphas Describe Founding By OCTAVIUS ROWE During the month of November, the Alphas observed their 17th an niversary of Gamma Psi. This chapter was established here on campus November 7, 1947. It was the first Greek letter chapter estab- lished her© on the campus of Saint Augustine's College. During the commemoration oi our Founder’s Day, the presented their first annual (Soi ree) party. Fortunately, this year, the Greek probation week was dur ing Alpha week here on campus. Historical segments of our Fra ternity were developed into deco rative, as weU as a meaningful dis^ play by Brother Dean Reginald Lynch, who pioneered the estab lishment of Gamma Psi Chapter. During Alpha week we were for tunate to have Brother Floyd B McKissick, Attorney-at-Law, and National Chairman of Congress ol Racial Equality as our assembly speaker on December 1, 1964. Brother McKissick challenged the young audience to fight the stigma of social injustice. Today, seventeen years after the rise of Gamma Psi Chapter of five members, we now have an active membership of eleven brothers. During Alpha week, five Neophyte Brothers were initiated into the Chapter. They were Brothers Albert Love, Richard Martin, Charles Banks, Moses Golatt, and Thomas Wyatt. These Brothers joined the insignia of Prophyte Brothers; Theodore Brown, Charles Simpson, Erick May, John Larkins, William Miles, and Octavius Row. As we face the future, our task as Alphas today is even greater than that of the brothers of 1947, for 1965 again at odds. And no character within Alpha Phi Alpha has been worthy of a place in our history which did not manifest loyalty to ideals in action rather than expediency. We are the heirs of those broth ers who have carried the torch of this great tradition. We hallow them and pass on their torch. They threw to us the torch of the Sphinx, so we look backward, we wiU hold it high as we piove forward. V SAINT AUGUSTINE’S PLAYERS IN REHEARSAL: Left to right: Dianne Harris, Henry Harris, Lu- genia Rochelle, Herbert SUas, Miss Esther Alex ander, director; Donald Owens, Alice Hollejfc and Eddie Eubanks. Symbolism In “A Doll’s House” BASED ON THE THEORY OF GEORGE BERNARD SHAW By JUDITH M. MOORE When Henrik Ibsen wrote “A Doll’s House,” he did not intend for us to accept it as a general characteristic of society as he saw it. Thus, he took care to miss the characters who represent the ideal, uncommon in daily life. I think we are safer to consider “A Doll’s House” as a warning to society rather than a criticism. The key to the author’s design is to be found in. the title. The word, “doll” signifies a toy, and object of play and make-believe, rather than reality. We expect, upon im mediate impression, a true doll’s house, however, we note that the characters are' quite alive. Why, then does Ibsen call it a doll’s house? Unfortunately, the Helmer house hold is very much like a doll’s house. They have the happy family life that most idealists dream about and the kind that little girls use as a pattern for their make-believe families. The three children, the affection ate wife and the model husband are all on the most loving terms St. Agnes Chapel Sad comments are heard from the faculty and staff who are so sincerely tied up in the task of imparting knowledge that we, as students, seldom give them an op portunity to worship as we worship on Monday and Wednesday eve nings. However, with the train of progress on which we are riding, we have a new Saint Agnes Chapel. Saint Agnes Chapel, located on the second floor of Saint Agnes Building is not only a shrine for the faculty and staff, but is also used as a cathedral for the tiny tots on Sundays. Incidentally, on every weekday evening, except Mondays and Wednesdays, when the business day is through and you are tired and worn out, visit Saint Agnes at 4:30 P.M. and say Evening Prayer with us. The door is always open. Come any time. “Come unto me all ye that travail and are heavy laden and I will re fresh you.” St. Aug’s Miss UNCF Is Selected Nannie M. Alsbrook will repre sent the College in the National competition for the title of Miss U.N.C.F. Miss Alsbrook is a senior, major ing in business education. She is a member of the Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority, the Business Club, and the yearbook staff. Her other interests include sewing and handi crafts. She is a native of Ellerbe, North Carolina and a graduate of Mineral Springs High School. with each other. One of the wife’s earliest devotions to her husband, was to borrow money illegally, so that he could take a trip necessary for his health. She did not intend to become a forger, but her father was dying and lyiable to sign a promissory note as demanded by the money-lender. Nora, by no means expected any outcome of the action, other than hard work to repay the debt and the task of keeping Helmer un aware. For awhile things in the Helmer household remained per fect. But life must have discovered this household which was so un real. He (life) approached them in the form of a promotion for Helmer in the bank. This started the gradual realization by the family that something was terribly unreal about them. The money - lender heard of Helmer’s promotion and decided to blackmail Nora into persuading her husband to give him a position. But, he can not convince Nora that he has committed an illegal act, so she ridicules him. It is her hus band’s denunciation of a forgery committed by the money-lender that opens her eyes to her ignor ance of the business world. When Foreign Language Dept. Tells Progress Cordell Black, a French Major, is spending a year at the Univer site de Lyon. He is a member of a group participating in the Year Abroad Program under the leader ship of Dr. Frautschi. Dr. Fraut- schi was our visiting professor in French last year. He writes thaL Cordell is in the upper level of the group. Dr. Gino Rizzo who replaces Dr. Frautschi this year as visiting professor of French has among other activities the following: He has been recently chosen as Presi dent of the North Carolina Chapter of the American Association of Italian Teachers. He is also Chair man of the local chapter of the Dante Association of America. Mrs. Ernestine B. Sanders has recently attended a lecture given by Robbe-GriUet, one of the out standing representatives of the new novel in France. Miss Nora Wright, a former student of German, has because of her excellent work and a desire to continue German, received a schol arship to North Carolina State Uni versity in Raleigh. Mrs. Furth, her German instructor at Saint Augus tine’s was instrumental in the se curing the scholarship. Mr. Dardeau is engaged in pre paring articles for future publica tions. These articles will deal with the contemporary French novel. he goes on to tell her that com mercial dishonesty is generally traced to the influence of bad mothers, she begins to see that amusing her children and dressing them nicely do not deem her fit to train them. All of her illusions about herself are shattered. She sees herself as a siUy woman not fit to train chil dren and a wife imable to do any thing but amuse her husband. The final disillusion comes when Helmer, instead of comforting her and sharing his load in the burden, flies into a vulgar rage because she has disgraced him. Nora see, then, that their life was a fairy tale; their home, a doll’s house in which pseudo-adults played. Nora, dissolves the fiction by leaving her husband to learn for herself the realities of life. Even Helmer realizes that the, whole relationship was unreal and speculates about beginning a true life with Nora. The final action shatters the en tire marriage and household. We can see how it is analogous to the imagination of a child who is play ing. As children’s toys 3i-e fragile, so was the Helmer household. We see the doll’s house crushed under a mere push of reality. Notes On Religious Emphasis Week By FATHER SMITH, Chaplain Discipline means following close ly. A disciple is a close follower. Religious Emphasis Week, begin ning March 8 at Saint Augustine’s, will afford an opportunity for every member of the campus to become a real disciple. A distinguished Christian leader wiU be resident or our campus for the purpose of gathering followers. Of course he will be looking for followers of Christ, but he will be worth follow ing and will give each member something worth following forever. The Canterbury Club Plans For The New Year By AMANDA BUSH The Canterbury Club rings out the old year and rings in he New Year with the following activities: films, lectures, discussion groups, debates, book reviews, and outings. Last year’s activities included a fire-side chat, book reviews, in formal discussions, and a benefit dance for the needy. The Canterbury Club welcomes all interested persons to help make the New Year and this semester the most prosperous ones. Welcome Back Alumni Social Science Club Begins Activities By BRENDA L. DOWERY The club will sponsor provoca tive speakers who will speak on instructor at Howard University timely subjects. Mr. Blassengame, and a member of the Executive Council of Sigma Rho Sigma Social Science Honor Society is a good example of tiie caliber of speaker the club would like to bring to the campus of Saint Augustine’s Col lege. Mr. Blassengame delivered the keynote address on the occasion of Faculty Recognition Day, Octo ber 25, 1964. Leadership, intellectual, social and political awareness, are just a few of the attributes the Social Science Club tries to cultivate in the students of the Social Science field. This year the Social Science ulub will be the vanguard of Saint Augustine’s Social Science depart ment in the world outside our campus. As the year of 1965 comes in we prepare for the future. There are many programs on the club’s agenda this year, such as the model assembly of the United Na tions sponsored by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, observance of the meetings of the City Council of Raleigh, the State Student Legislature of North Car olina and provocative guest speak ers. The model assembly of the Unit ed Nations is based on the proced- ings of the real United Nations assembly in New York. Students from Saint Augustine’s will repre sent the African coimtry of Sudan and present resolutions to the as sembly and carry out debates on the same. Members of the club were invited by Mr. Winters of gie City Council to attend meetings of the same. The Club has attended one such meeting already. At these meet ings the Council and the mayor try to work out the problems of the city of Raleigh. One such prob lem was new equipment for the safety patrols of Effie Green and Mount Vernon Goodwin schools. The money for the equipment was to come from the city budget. Mayor Reid relented on the sub ject by stating that tax money was being used in cooperation with various civic groups, but the city was training boys for safety patrol duty. The problem of more money was to be sent before the com mittee on Law and Finance for further consideration. Sometime in the future the So cial Science club will also be in volved in the State Student Legis lature of North Carolina. The stu dents will be involved in making amendments to the,North Carolina Constitution. Student Receives Scholarship By GRACE HORNE William Miles, a senior, received a scholarship awarded by the North Carolina Teachers Associa tion for his outstanding academic achievement maintained at Saint Augustine’s College. Last summer Miles studied at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on a grant which was awarded by the Southern Educa tion Foundation. He plans to become a teacher of chemistry. The scholarship recently received by Miles is a development of the Teachers Associatfon, and wUl be given annually to a student attend ing Saint Augustine’s College or Shaw University. Speaker (CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1) ployees, and students of all ages. Dr. Johnson is consultant in Epilepsy of the Chicago Board of Education under the direction of Dr. Abrams. Dr. Johnson is a member of the faculty at the University of Illinois, College of Medicine, Department of Neurology, of the Consultant Clinic for Epilepsy. He is also a member of the American Psychiatric As sociation of the Illinois State Medi cal Society. In the Pan-American Medical Association he is a diplo mat in psychiatry.