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THE PEN
February 1. 1^65
History
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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
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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.
    

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