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BY MILDRED GLAZE
Sidewalk plank and tree
carvings are "camp”. Grafiti,
“Toilet writing”, is in.
Today an avalanche of pro
paganda. inuendoes and ido-
syncracies are finding their
way into the restrooms and
attracting the attention of its
multitude of patrons.
Orafitl is a blessing, for
those individuals who wish to
TOlce their opinions through
newest segments of mass me
dia. It Is a means of accom
modating the do’s and don’ts
of everyday life. This is ac
complished by Orafiti’s trin
ity of purpose: to inform, to
influence and to entertain.
Onafiti fills the needs of ev
erybody. It can serve as an
Irmoculation of the intellec
tuals against the practical,
against the non-intellectuals.
The Intellectuals are to in
form. the practical to be in
fluenced and the non-intel
lectuals to be entertained.
In the final analysis, the
success of Orafiti depends
largely on proximity or inter
est peculiar to a certain group
In a certain surrounding. Ex
amples of Orafiti which could
easily find their v/ay into St,
Augustine’s restrooms are:
1. Tents are for those fe
males who have nothing to
2. Minies are reactions to
3. All aggi'essive females
4. Hypothetical non-fiction
novels for academic delin
A. ’The Negro Looks Forward
B. (The Companion to Tru
man Copotes’ In Cold Blood),
In Hot Water.
Centennial Year At
ST. AUGUSTINE'S COLLEGE, RALEIGH, N. C., MAY, 1967
NEW STUDENT-GOV. PRESIDENT ELECTED
May Is Officially Here
BY CIRTIS KELLON
Recently, student body of
ficers were chosen for the
1967-1968 school term. The
campaign lacked enthusiasm,
but quite a few students jour
neyed to the polls and voted.
Elected to the presidency of
th student body was Eugene
Thomas. Mr. Thomas Is a sen
ior to be and a Business Ad
ministration major. He is a
member of the College Choir.
Phi Beta Lamda, is treasurer
(See elections, P. 2)
Miss St. Aug.’s College
BY ALICE HOLLEY
Miss Janice Maultsby, a Junior, English Major from Lum-
berton. North Carolina was recently elected Miss St. Augus
tine’s College for the 1967-68 school year.
Mi&s Mauitsby Is the only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. EM-
ward Maultsby of Lumberton, North Carolina.
Presently, Janice reigns as “Miss Junior Class” and Sweet
heart attendant of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity. She is a memiber
of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority and participates in the Dra
matics Club and the chiu-ch school activities.
Miss Maultsby is a 1964 graduate of J. H. Haywood High
School In Lumberton.
BY PHYLLIS J. MARSHALL
Mr. John Sekora, professor
of English at Saint Augus
tine’s College, received a Pull-
bright fellowship for one year
to study in London.
’The Pullbrlght fellowships
were established by the 79th
Congress and named after
Senator J. William Fullbright.
who introduced the legisla
tion. The purpose of these fel
lowships is to further interna
tional relationships. The fel
lowships make it possible for
American citizens to teach
and study in other countries.
Forty-five countries partici
pate in this educational re
Mr. Sekora is one of the few
people who received this fel
lowship. He will study at Bur-
beck College, which Is affiliat
ed with the University of Lon
don. He will do further study
toward his doctorate degree.
Mr. Sekora received his A.
B. degree from Bradley Uni
versity and A.M. degree from
Princeton University. He is
working on his Ph.D. degree
at Princeton University.
Prom well wishers and good
friends, good luck and con
BY DANNY SCARBOKOVGH
Und^r the direction of Dr.
Joseph Jones, Academic
Dean, a id Dr. Norman Dawes,
Administrative Aid to the
President, a campaign is In
progress to recruit members
for the “Order of the Green
Thumb.” Members of this or
ganization are to help with
the beautification project now
underway on St. Augustine’s
Campus. However, their Job
will not end with the planting
of shubbery. Each member, in
his own way, is to help in the
effort to free the campus from
Active members of the
“Order of the Green
Thumb” have worked dil
igently to plant Chinese
Holly, Greek Juniper, Pus
sy Willows, Azalea, anjd a
variety of other plants.
Many students have notic
ed the results of the beauti
fication efforts. One girl has
said. “The campus Is at its
best in the morning. At this
time, a mist seems to hover
over the campus.”
Dr. Dawes has informed
THE PEN that more money
has been allotted for the pro
ject. Over $300.00 has been
contributed from various don
ors. He also informed THE
PEN that the anti-litter cam
paign had failed. In order to
make this campaign more
successTul, campus organiza-
(See GREEN THUMB, P. 2)
BY BERTHA ALMA HERNDON
Under cloudy skies which threatened to bring a big down-
Tx>ur of rain at any minute. Saint Augustine’s College cele
brated its annual May Day on Saturday, May 6. The festivities
got underway with the grand march of the Queen. It was col-
ore). by an atmosphere similar to that of Carnival Time on
one of the exotic West Indian islands. An enthusiastic crowd
of students, parents, relatives, friends, and just plain fun-
seekers turned out at the gala affair.
The queen. Miss Phyllis Sharpe, wore a beautiful white
gown and carricd a pink and yellow bouquet. Her hair was
piled high and gave her a stately air. She is a senior Social
Wel.'are major from Statesville. North Caro'ina, a member
of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, the Social Science Club, and
the Canterbury Club. Miss Sharpe has also received two French
awards, is a member of Sigma Rho Sigma Honor Society, and
a member of Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universi
ties. She is a most deserving queen.
Her four attendants were M'ss Agnes Holmes, senior repre
sentative; Miss Annette Dillard, junior representative. Miss
Eunice Harrison, sophomore representative; and Miss Brenda
Crump, freshman reprer.entative. Miss Sharpe was corwned by
the president cf the student body. Mr. Norman Mitchell.
After the crowning, the array of entertairmient planned
for the Quesn go; underway. The Dance Group did their inter
pretation of “Mercy. Mercy, Mercy.” a Hawaiian dance, and
a creative dance.
There was an atmosphere of excitement and danger as
the Seasonal Activities C ass. Gymnastics Class and students
frcjn the HtaUh and Physical Education Department perform
ed daring stunts on the trampoline and tumbling mats. ’The
audience shuddered with fear and utter amazement as those
s'udents dove. leaped, relied, and flipped with the ease and
(trace of profcssiona!s. They were rewarded with smiles from
the Queen and applause from the audience.
Mr. Jamss Burt and Miss Donna Neely sang individual
solos and a duet.
’To climax the celebration, the May pole was wrapped
by members of the ’Pu^t’e Community Day Care Center.
At the conclusion of the Dynaform, Miss Sharpe gracefully
descended the throne, and along with her attendants, departed
to the music of “Here She Ccmes, MIes St. A.” by the St.
Augustine’s College Symphonic Band.
It was an event to be remembered.
St Augustine's ForeignAffa irs
Vs. Colby Scholarship
BY ALICE HOLLEY
Linda Bailey, a junior Busi
ness Education Major, was re
cently elected May Queen for
1967-68 by the student body
at Saint Augustine’s College.
Miss Bailey hails from Vir
ginia Beach. Virginia. She is
the daughter of Mr .and Mrs.
Ollie Peele of Virginia Beach.
Linda is a former graduate
of Union Kempsville High
School at Virginia Beach
Upon enrollment at Saint
Augustine’s College Linda has
participated in several activi
ties. She is a member of Phi
Beta Lamda. Delta Sigma
Theta Sorority and the Intra-
BY BRENT CARRINGTON
Being a student in the ex
change program between a
predominately all-Negro Sou
thern school. St. Augustine’s
College, and a predominately
all-white Northern school.
Colby College, located in Wa-
terville, Maine, has been quite
an informative and educa
tional experience. I found
that Colby College tended to
treat their student.s more like
adults in that they were treat
ed like responsible people and
in return they (the students)
acted more like adults.
On St. Augustine s College
Campus, one would find more
of the traditional old-fashion
ed situation of in loco paren
tis. This out-dated atmos
phere still exists at St. Au
gustine’s and since it is a
maybe one should parallel it
with the church of today in
that it Is far. far behind the
I found it quite Interesting,
however, that though the Col
by College students are in and
from a completely different
the student grievances were
comparatively similar to ours.
’The students of both colleges
have come to realize that we
are in the new generation,
that we are more educated
than our fore-fathers, that
we are more of a mass and
as a consequence we are class-
(See ST. AUG.- COLBY. P. 2)
St. Aug.’s President
Charts New Era
“New occasions teach new duties.” President Robin
son made emphatic in his first speech to the student
body after having assumed the duties of president of
St. Augustine’s College. He was appointed to his new
office February 27, 1967, by the ^ard of Trustees.
Speaking on the theme of “Saint Augustine’s Col
lege and the challenge of change,” Dr. Robinson said
that we must never be satisfied to stand still.
“Actually, we must either move forward or we are
caught in the eye of cataclysmic changes and swept
out to sea.” We have to have students qualified for
new opportunities which the nation now offers.
Like the Red Queen in Through The Looking Glass,
“It takes all the running you can do to keep in the
same place.” If you want to get somewhere else, you
must run at least twice as fast.” This is an excellent
description of what students must do here at Saint
“As we change from a segregated society to an in
tegrated one, we will be presented with special chal
lenge. Remember that no allowance will be made for
our shortcomings because of 246 years that our ances
tors were slaves, and for another hundred years that
we were enslaved again through segregation by law
and custom. No allowance will be made for our pov
erty in that the average income of the Negro family
is only about 55% of that of the average white fam
Dr. Robinson begged the students to realize that
they will never get into the mainstream of American
life by dropping out of school, or by playing around,
or by graduating at the bottom of their class, or by
cursing America or the white man for the years of
slavery and segregation.
Young Negroes must “compete in the open market
with those who have been favorably circumstanced.”
The poor can do what? Find a good job, work hard,
“Whether we like it or not, we must read more and
frolic less, do more research and play less, write books
and articles and become recognized in our respective
fields. It is better by far to be known by the articles
we publish than by the house we live in. It is better
to have our students raving about great teaching than
about our beautiful clothes and cars. It is better to
have our colleagues envious of our scholarship than
of our houses and land. Let us go into a desegregated
society standing on our feet, and not cringing, kow
towing, and crawling on our bellies ”
We must expect larger opportunities, though in
many ways we are not accepted into the main stream
of American life. “And yet the Negro’s future in
America is brighter than ever before.” It’s not too late
to grasp that newer world.
BY ROBERT MONROE
Miss Brenda Dowery, a sen
ior history major at St. Au
gustine’s has been awarded a
Foreign Affairs Scholarship
by the Foreign Affairs Schol
ars Program. Students select
ed for this program are given
an opportunity to serve as
paid interns during the sum
mer In various agencies In the
State Department such as
AID or United States Infor
mation Agency. The Intern
ship experience enables the
student in the program to in
crease his knowledge of the
foreign service and of thfe
work of the agencies.
Miss Dowery, a native of the
Bronx, New York, has been
an outstanding student on
campus since entering the
college In 1963. She is a mem
ber of Sigma Rho Sigma, Na
tional Honor Society, and
Who’s Who In American Col
leges and Universities. Bren
da has worked on ’THE PEN
staff since her freshman year
and was elected editor-in-
chief her sophomore year. She
is a member of the tutorial
program and has been In the
Honors program since her
Junior year at St. Augustine’s.
Brenda has considered several
schools for further study.
Among them are, Yale,
Princeton, and Duke’s Law
School. She hopes to enter the
foreign service after graduate
school or law school.
PRESIDENT ROBINSON IS CONGRATULATING (from left to right) Eddie “Toe” Turner,
Grace Moreley, and Donna Neeley tor recognition received at the recently held “Centennial Recog
BY BRENDA DOWERY
In the March 3. 1967 edition of the Time Magazine In the
Education section there was an article concerning Negro Col
leges. It seems, according to TIME, that, sociologist David Reis-
man and Christopher Jenks, a contributing editor to ihe NEW
REPUBLIC, have reached a ddc.sion which many of us aiready
hold. The Negro colleges, they argue, consti.ute an "academic
The opinions o.' both Reisman and Jenks can be taken as
food for thought. But there are a few discrepancies in their
arguments which call for some scrutinizing.
Not all Negro colleges are s affed by a “domineering but
frightened president” and a "faculty tyrannized by the presi
dent and in turn tyrannizing the student.” Quite the contrary,
most co.leges aLe stai.ed by dedicated but frustra.ed or tra
dition-ridden educators who wage a constant battle against
inccmpdtence. The faculty is usually sp.ii in two groups. Those
who are competent bu- become frustra.ed because of lack of
any creative response from che student; and those who are
competent and dedicated and continue to maintain a high
standard of teaching even when students are not responsive.
^es, mos,. studen.B who attend Negro schools are suffering
from academic, cultural and intellectual malnutrition. The
statement that most high school graduates are paying for their
degrees is true and it is also ti'ue that running a col.ege has
btcoming >he equivalent o; running a business. Those who do
not deserve college degrees, if they have .he money, can obtain
(See DISASTER, P. 2)
STUDENT RETREAT - Curtis Kellon, Marionette Tilley, HUda Rouse, Albert Love, Helen Gal
loway, Moses Gallott, Mr. J. Mills holloway. Dean of Students, Charles C, Alston.
BY CUR'TIS KELLON
Recently a group of student
leaders and administrators
Journeyed to Umstead Park
to hold a student Leadership
Conference. At this oonfer-
ence. numerous things were
discussed which wUl even
tually make Saint Augustine’s
a better school. From social
regulations to the academics,
the students discussed each
issue and made recommenda
tions to the administrators
present. According to the ad
ministrators present, those
recommendations which the
students made will be carried
out now. over the summer, or
In the near future. One of
the recommendations made
by the students which Is to be
carried out immediately is as
follows: the students recom
mended that no exam permit*
be issued at the end of the
term. Only those persons hav
ing a delinquent bill should be
Issued permits to take their
final exam. If one notices the
bulletin board, he wlU see that
this recommendation Is being
carried out fully.
Because the leadership com
mittee is still meeting regu
larly. a final report has not
yet been organized, but when
the report is complete, all stu
dents will receive copies of
the recommendations and
what is going to be done about
Administrators at the con
ference were President Robin
son. Dr. N. H. Dawes, admin
istrative assistant to the pres
ident, Dr. J. Jones, academic
dean, Mr. I. E. Spragglns, reg
istrar, Father A. Calloway,
chaplain, and Mrs. Weather
ford, faculty representative.
A Step Closer
BY DANNY SCARBOROUGH
Ronald Elliott Is looking to the day when he may be prop
erly called “Dr. Elliott.” At the present tune, the goal of "Dr.
Elliott” is a step closer to fulfillment.
A senior biology major. Rotmld has become a recipient of
a fellowship from the Post Baccalaureate Fellowship Program.
This program is designed to enable a pre-med student to tjo
Independent study or work toward preparing and strengthen
ing him for medical school.
’The Rockefel.er Foundation provides funds for this fel
lowship. Ronald will receive a stipend covering room, board,
tuition, travel expenses, books, and incidentals.
According to Mrs. A. L. Richardson. Ac ing Head of the
Biology Depar ment. “Mr. Elliott” will begin study June 12,
with 6i weeks of study at Haverford College. He will then *t-
tend the college of his choice that Is stron«est in his weakest
discipline. Such a choice will come from Carleton. Hamilton,
Haverford. Kalamazoo. Knox. Oberlin. Pomona, or Swartb-
The recipient Is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Frat«rnlty.
He i:; President of the College Choir, the Biology Club, and th«
Canterbury. He also holds membership in the Vocal Enimble.
Ronald wants to be a “small toWn general practitioner ’*
His philosophy of his success is as follows; “One never realises
all that a small college has to offer until faced with tJie proa*
pect of facing the world outside of it« walla."
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