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Hall Dedicated
To Head
St. Aug.
The Rt. Rev. Thomas A. Fra
ser, Bishop of the Episcopal
Diocese of North Carolina, and
Chairman of the Board of Trus
tees of St. Augustine’s College
has announced the appointment
of Dr. Prezell R. Robinson,
President of the College, ef
fective Immediately.
Since last May, Dr. Robin
son has been acting president
of the college. He succeeds
Juanita Sneed:
A Member Of The
Scientific Era
Juanita Sneed, a senior bio
logy major. Is engaged In scien
tific research. Under the ad-
visorship of Dr. Joseph Jones,
Miss Sneed Is studying the
“Characteristics of Erythro
cytes and Leukocytes in Iron
Deficiency Anemia.” She is
also concerned with some of the
Anemic conditions caused by
exposure to varying amounts of
Miss Sneed’s project Is being
financed by the North Carolina
Academy of Science. Her in
terest in the project stems from
summer work and classes in
radloblology. This reporter
asked Miss Sneed about her
project procedures. She re
plied, "I expose different
groups of adult rats to vary
ing amounts of radiation. Fo’,
a specified number of days, 1
feed one group a diet with (i
' I'eficienry of l^on. Next, ^1
take blood from each rat and
make a red cell and a white
cell count. Smears are made
since differential counts will
be made on each specimen.”
Juanita is hoping to complete
her project in April. Accord
ing to Miss Sneed, a report
will probably be required be
fore the Academy In April
Professionally, Miss Sneed
plans to be a Medical Techno
logist. However, she does plan
to attend graduate school but
not immediately upon eradua-
tion from Saint Augustine’s Col
Juanita Is a member of Sigma
Gamma Rho and the biology
club. Many know her as “Miss
Saftit Augustine’s” because she
reigns as Campus Queen. Miss
Sneed was also asked about
marriage plans. Her answer is
as follows: "Like most girls,
I look forward (later on) to
marriage and a family.”
St. Augustine’s Receives
Graduate Fellowships
Through the guidance and ef
forts of Dr. Deborah Bacon,
Professor of English at the
University of Michigan and vi
siting professor of English here
at Saint Augustine’s College
for two semesters, a Graduate
Fellowship will be offered to a
selected 1967 graduating senior
of Saint Augustine’s College for
the 1967-68 academic year. The
selected student will attend the
Graduate School of Arts and
Sciences, at the University of
Michigan located in Ann Arbor,
Michigan. The stipend for the
year Is $3,000. The student
selected for this honor may be
of any field of the liberal arts,
the Social Sciences, the Na
tural Sciences or the Humani
The student will spend a year
and if satisfactory work is ac
complished these credits earn
ed would be applied toward the
gaining of the Master of Arts
or Doctor of Philosophy Degree,
Upon completion of a year’s
work the student may continue
at the University of Michigan
or any other university of his
or her choice.
It was with great honor and
pride that during our recent
Centennial Convocation of
“Learning, Growth, and Ser
vice” that Dr. Deborah Bacon
was one of the guests of hon
or at the Centennial Banquet.
This effort by Dr. Bacon Is a
great service to Saint Augus
tine’s College, for this graduate
The administration, faculty
and student body are very grate
ful for such an endeavor by a
devout teacher, educator and
friend of Saint Augustine’s Col
To the 1967 graduating sen
iors, opportunity has knocked
at your door. Open your door
today, and apply for this Grad
uate Fellowship.
Religious Emphasis
Week Observance
Religious Emphasis Week
was observed on campus
during the week of Feb. 27,
thru Mar. 3, 1967. This is an
annual observance tradition at
the college which Is held dur
ing the Lenten season.
The main speaker was
the Reverend James C. Jack
son, Chaplain, Voorhees Col
lege, Denmark, South Carolina.
“Jim Jackson is not flashy,
but a very deep person,” says
Father Arthur Calloway, In
terim Chaplain at the college.
"He’s different but thorough,
and very reflective. You must
really listen to understand
him,” he says.
The activities of the week
centered around early
morning services Monday thru
Thursday at 6:45 a. m., pri
vate conference hour from 10:00
to 11:00 a. m, Monday thru
Thursday, and evening services
In the Chapel nightly at 6:45
p. m. Durlnphis sermons. Rev
erend Jackson talked about
“The Dead Theology and Mor
ality,” “Creative Life In
Christ,” and “Matujity and
the New Morality.” *•
An added activity for inter
ested persons was a dally
Coffee "talkback” Hour. This
gave the students another
opportunity to talk with Rever
end Jackson, and ask questions
or discuss any subject they
might have on (their) minds.
This was held Monday thru
Thursday from2:00to3;00p.m.
In Cheshire Lounge.
Social Science
The reactivation of the So
cial Science Club of St. Aug
ustine’s College took place last
week in the Penlck Hall of Sci
ence with opening comments by
Dr. Slnha, advisor to the group
and professor of sociology at
St, Augustine’s,
The purpose of the club is
to promote the interest of stu
dents in the areas of social
science. The newly elected
members are: Enoch Dukes,
president; Lionel Randolph,
vice-president; Patricia Mar
shall, secretary; William Mil
ler, corresponding secretary
and Robert Williams parlla -
Dr. James A. Boyer, who re
signed last year to return to the
English teaching faculty of the
school. During the 1966-67
school Dr. Boyer has been at
tending graduate school. He
served as president of St. Aug.
beginning in 1955. Dr. Robin
son has been at St. Aug. since
1956 when he was named dean
of Instruction and professor of
sociology. He was voted one
of three outstanding teachers at
the college In 1962 and receiv
ed the Faculty Award in 1960.
The new president is a 1946
graduate of St. Augustine’s and
earned master’s and doctor’s
degree at Cornell University.
During Dr. Boyer’s administra
tion the college changed its fo
cus from a teacher training
school to a liberal arts college.
The Trustees In their regular
meeting approved the largest
budget In the history of the
school, and approved plans
authorizing the Executive Com
mittee of the Board to make
Immediate plans for a Student
Center and a Classroom Build
Dr. Robinson is married to
the formerLulaHarrisof Geor
gia, and is the father of a three
months old daughter.
Actually it’s amazing what
Cape jasmine, nudlflora, and
Ilex can do to a college campus.
7or those readers who are
*tiot horticulturists, the names
klven above refer to the
Jardenla, azalea, and holly
plants which may now be seen
on Saint Augustine’s College
campus along with a variety of
other plants.
Through the office of Dr.
Prezell R. Robinson, Acting
President of the college, $900.-
00 was made available for the
purpose of beautifying the
campus. Under the direction
of Dr. Norman H. Dawes, pro
fessor of history and adminis
trative aide of the president,
and Dr. Wilbert W. Johnson,
Chairman, Division of Natural
■Sciences, and along with the aid
of more than sixty students, the
fee of $900.00 enabled the
campus to begin evolving from
a maze of confused and ill-ar
ranged shrubs to a vast of
artistic landscaping.
One example of the “power
of the green thumb” is the ar
rangement of Hellerla Holly
around the newly remodeled
Benson Library. Extending
from each front corner and
running parallel with the main
sidewalk of the library is an
array of the evergreen plants.
These plants not only add to the
uniqueness of the library, they
also contribute much to a once
barren ground.
Other buildings affected by
the beautification project were
the College Chapel, Lynch Hall,
^ker Hall, Delany Hall, Hunt
er Building, Tuttle Building,
and Gould Hall. Plans for the
arrangement of shrubbery a-
round the buildings were sub
mitted by the campus sorori
ties and fraternities. True to
the traditions of the “Big Fami
ly School,” the beautification
project was one which involv
ed togetherness. Not only did
It involve the President and
faculty, but it also Involved the
staff andstudent body. Interest
ing to note Is the fact that this
project is similar to the one
which involved the College Cha
pel, a building rich In history,
which was built by the hands of
Saint Augustine’s College stu
The philosophy tor this pro
ject is the Ijellef that a tjeau-
tlful environment contributes
to a student’s learning ability.
According to Dr. Dawes, “Saint
Augustine’s College Campus
would become a tourist attrac
tion If each student were him
self a committee of one and
‘think twice’ before throwing a
pop bottle or a piece of paper
on the campus grounds,”
In the not too distant future,
each graduate of the college
will be asked to donate one shrub
in order to expand the project.
The expanded project will in
clude the landscaping of the
Cheshire Biildlng, the future
classroom l.ullding, and Thom
as Hall. At present, the school
is making ai effort to Interest
the surrourding community in
its beautUic ‘tlon project.
Dear Students:
Among the many encouraging developments recently taking
place in our campus during this our Centennial year, the land
scaping improvements around ten of the college buildings
have given me great pleasure.
It was a source of gratification to me that over sixty
students participated in the hard work of carrying, digging,
mixing, planting and cultivating. This continues a St. Augus
tine’s College tradition of student participation in the growth
and Improvement of the building and grounds. To the actual
construction of the Chapel and of Taylor Hall in the old days,
we can now add the landscaping Improvement as recently
accomplished bv so many students.
Our responsibility for keeping our grounds In presentable
and attractive condition is not now nor will It ever be com
pleted. All of us can help make the campus what it should be
in appearance by not throwing bottles, papers, cigarette
butts, etc. on the ground. We should use the rubbish containers.
Further, If each member of the St. Augustine’s family on
campus would pick up five pieces of disposable material per
day, we would contribute Importantly to making the grounds
a place of pride. It is of first importance that each of us do
our best to improve the learning environment of the college.
I commend the students for their assistance and I urge that all
of us continue the work so well started In connection with the
beautification project.
Prezell R. Robinson
Zetas Observe ‘Tiner
Womanhood Week”
Each year, the Zeta Phi Beta
Sorority tries to sponsor some
worthwhile project. For this
reason, Zetas select the last
week in February as “Finer
Womanhood Week.”
“Finer Womanhood Week” Is
a National project. During this
week, Zeta chapters all over
the United States put forth
special efforts to emphasize
the virtues of womanhood. While
upholding the standards and
ideas of Zetahood, Zeta mem
bers also participate in many
civic events during the week
One Enchanted Evening
The Saint Augustine’s College
Players presented their first
performance on Friday, March
3, 1967 at 8:00 p. m. in fee
Emery Health and Fine Art’s
Center. The, play, entitled
“One Enchanted Evening,”
Induced an evening of fun,
suspense and laughter.
The play begins when a dash
ing landowner visits a young
widow who is mourning the death
of her husband. The purpose of
his visit is to collect money
that her husband had neglect-
Profile A
At Work
With the aid oi a grant from
the North Carolina Academy of
Science, Mrs. Barbara M. Fry-
ar is currently engaged in a re
search project. Her project
concerns the effect of Gibberel-
lin on the growth of Zea mays
(corn) and Nicotlana tobacum
(tobacco). The experiment al
so concerns Itself with the ef
fect of filtered light on the
germination of the plant. Red,
of celebration.
At Saint Augustine’s, the Phi
Beta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta
Sorority always sponsors a
“Girl of the Campus.” This
year. Miss Hoyle E. Utley, a
Senior English major, has been
selected as "Girl of the Camp
us.” Miss Utley is a member
of Who’s Who, Phi Kappa Alpha
Honor Society, and the English
Honors’ Seminar at Saint Aug
ustine’s College,
At present. Miss Utley an
ticipates attending graduate
school. She resides at 715
South Sanders Street, Raleigh.
ed to pay. A difference of
opinion ensues, which, in the
course of the evening, the two
young people manage to settle
The play was directed by Mrs,
Juanita Williams, and assisted
by Mr. Charles Gregory.
Members of the cast included:
Anthony O’Neal, BillyRayHunt-
er, Peggy Farrington, Janice
Maultsby, Solomon Davis.
Credits for unrendering ser
vice go to Mrs. Shirley Coats
and Miss Ester Cooke.
St. Augustine’s College dedi
cated two new buildings as part
of its centennial celebration
and convocation.
C. Matthews Dick, Jr. of A.
B. Dick Co. was principal
speaker at the ceremonies.
The new girl’s dormitory
honors the Rt. Rev. Richard
H. Baker, former bishop of the
Diocese of North Carolina, The
new men’s dormitory was nam
ed in honor of R. L. Lynch,
long time professor of French
at the College.
The college’s centennial l»n-
quet Saturday night heard Ho
bart Taylor, Jr., director of
the Export - Import Bank in
Washin^on. He told the capa
city audience that “The need
for education is growing drama
tically - and so is the need
for the kind of special services
St. Augustine’s has perform
Taylor said that people must
face the fact that “many peo
ple still have not recognized
that the proper development of
our human resources is indis
pensable to our future as a na
He said the solution to the
world’s problems lies in the
expansion of the world’s small
est minority-the educated man.
Taylor said St. Augustine’s
College will train young people
for “the capacity for discovery,
handling abstracts, pursuing 1-
deas.” These will take the role
formerly held by those who pos
sessed precious metals, raw
materials and sources of ener
gy, he concluded.
Dr. P. R. Robinson, acting
president of the college, pre
sided at the ceremonies. It was
reported that alumni, friends
and organizations had given
some $93,000 to the school’s
centennial fund drive.
The Rt. Rev. Daniel Corri
gan, President, American
Church Institute, preached the
Centennial worship service in
the college chapel.
Happiness Is A Little Girl
yellow, blue, green, and white
light are used in the filtering
process. Other groups of plants
are placed in darkness to test
the effect of Gibberellln in the
absence of light.
Mrs. Fryar Is the daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Almo McCoy of
Raleigh, North Carolina. Not
only is she an honor student,
but Mrs. Fryar is also a mem-
l)er of Beta Kappa Chi (Honorary
Science Soctety).
Through concentrated study,
Mrs. Fryar has become a mem
ber of Who’s Who Among Col
lege Students, and the Alpha
Kappa Mu Honor Society. She
has also served as Baslleus of
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority,
Through interviews with Mrs,
Fryar, It was learned that she
is extremely modest about her
accomplishments. She gives
one the Impression that her
main concern is for her work
and not for the salutations which
the work may bring.
Dean’s List
The following students have
achieved the necessary qualifi
cations for eligibility for the
Dean’s List for the First Se
mester, 1966-67.
SENIORS: Alexander, Regi
nald; Brown, Betty S.; Bryant,
Alcester; Burton, J a c quellne
M.; Colden, Naomi; Creecy, Jo
an; Dowery, BrendaL.; Fielder,
Sylvia Lee; Fryar, Barbara Mc
Coy; Godfrey, Frank E.; Go-
latt, Moses; Johnson, Bettle;
Jones, Alice Faye; Jordan,
Emily D.; Jordan, Louis; Mock,
Jacqueline; Liggett, Shirley J,;
Love, Albert E.; Lowry, Rosa
lind; Marshall, Patricia V.;
Mitchell, Norman T.; Peterkln,
Bessie Delores; Sharpe, Phyl
lis; Smith, Sy; Splawn, Grace C.;
Thomas, Glendora; Utley, Hoyle
Happiness is a virtue and
once in everyone’s life time,
it reaches a distinct magnitude.
To a young lady, happiness is
an engagement ring. To a scho
lar, happiness is a place on
the Dean’s List. To a senior
here at Saint Augustine’s Col
lege, happiness is that “all
Important” degree in some
chosen field. Yet, to Dr. and
Mrs. Prezell R. Robinson,
happiness arrived on Febru
ary 9, the day they adopted
a 12 pound baby girl. The girl
is 3 months old and from in
formation received from Mrs.
Robinson, the baby has chang
ed the routine of the Robinson
The girl’s name is JessAnn.
Jessie is the name of Mrs,
Robinson’s Mother and Ann is
the name of Dr. Robinson’s
Mother. The Robinsons couldn’t
have selected a t>etter name.
JessAnn means grace.
According to Mrs. Robinson,
when they first saw JessAnn,
the baby smiled at them. She
seemed to say, "I have been
here waiting for you all this
time. What took you so long?”
This reporter visited the
Robinson’s home in order to
learn more about JessAnn.
While interviewing Mrs. Rob
inson, he observed that she
was delighted to have JessAnn
as a member of the family.
“If JessAnn Is spoiled,” re
plied Mrs. Robinson, “Dr. Rob
inson will probably be the one
to spoil her.”
One author has said that a
house becomes a home when
a child enters. Now, the Rob
inson’s house is a house no
longt-. It Is a home enhanced
by thk presence of JessAnn,
F alcon Iji Flignt
According to a reliable
source, much work Is being
done towards publication of the
1967 “FALCON,” our annual
yearbook. In spite of many
conflicts and pitfalls, co-edit-
ors-ln-chief Margery Graham
and Elizabeth Washington are
working like pros, and are doing
a good job at keeping things
This promises to be the
greatest in our history, keep
ing in harmony with our Cen
tennial Celebration. Special
emphasis Is being placed on
our 100th year’s activities, and
an entire section will be dedi
cated to this. Mr. Purdie
Anders, and his Public Rela
tions Staff have sported some
wonder^ pics which boast our
past in y fashionable way.
Among the staff members
working sodlllgentlywlthMlss-
es V/ashlngton and Graham are
Viola “Mickey” Brown, Chief
Layout Editor and typist; Donna
Neeley and James Melvin,
Artists; William M, Carson,
Candid Photographer; Vinez
Singletary, Donna Winters, Mil
dred Campbell, Betty Mitchell,
and Lorraine Mitchell, typists;
Donald “Cheney” Davis, As
sistant in Photo Identification;
and Mr. Purdie Anders of
Public Relations, Picture De
velopment Director.
The publication is expected
to be available for distribu
tion by mid-May, 1967,
William M. Carson
Mezzo Soprano In
G>ncert At St. Aug.
As part of our Lyceum Pro
gram Series, internationally
famous Inez Matthew was fea
tured at the College, March 9,
1967 in the Emery Health and
Fine Arts Center,
Miss Matthews, a native of
Ossining, New York, was dis
covered by the former Metro
politan Opera Singer, Katherine
Moran Douglas, and has gained
much fame and recognition the
world over, since herNewYork
debut at Town Hall, in 1947.
After her first performance,
she received critical comments
in Manhattan, Boston, and Chi-
An Historian
She has performed in such
Broadway hits as “Carmen
Jones,” “Lost in The Stars,”
and “Four Saints in Three
Acts,” Miss Matthews has oeen
praised for her interpretations
of Handel, Ravel, and Shubert.
Of her. The Boston Globe
“An artist with a wonderful
voice at her command, dark
in color, soft in texture and
marvelousl'y controlled. She
Inspired the wish to hear her
again and again, which is a rare
thing Indeed.”
Takes A Look At U. S.
Power And Vietnam
President Prezell R, Robinson and students helping in landscaping activities.
From testimony made last
week by author-historian Hen
ry Steele Commager before the
Senate Foreign Relations Com
First I should like to say a
word about this matter of the
United States as a world pow
er - perhaps more particular
ly about the United States as an
Asian power - which has at
tracted so much attention of
The word "power” Is an awk-
ard and even a dangerous one,
for it is used in two ways
and it is almost fatally easy
to confuse the two uses. It Is
clear that the United States has
immense power anywhere on the
globe it decides to use It. But
It is by no means clear that
the United States is, therefore,
a world Power - that is spell
ed, you will note, wlthV capi
tal P-nor does it follow that we
should wish to be such a pow
er. ...
If you have the strength and
do not care overmuch about
consequences, it Is easy enough
to exercise power, but to be a
power is a very different thing,
and it is a very difficult thing.
I do not think the United States
is -prepared to be a power ev
erywhere - in the Western
Hemisphere, In Europe, In Asia
-nor do I think we should wish
to exercise power everywhere.
There have been, in the long
course of history, many nations
that regard themselves, and al
ways with some justification,
as world powers, tot there has
never been a nation that could.
It fact, exercise power every
where on the globe.
Except perhaps in time of
war - and even here sensible
statements impose limits on

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