North Carolina Newspapers

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VOL. 5
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RALEIGH. N.C . MAY. 1968
School Prepares For
101st Commencement:
Director To
Address Seniors
The 101st Commencement Ex
ercises at Saint Augustine’s
College will take place on Sun
day, May 27, at 4:00 p.m. In
the Emery Health and Fine Arts
Building. The speaker for this
occasion will be Dr. William C.
Archie, executive director,
Mary Reynolds Babcock
Foundation, 'Winston- Salem.
Over 120 seniors are sche
duled to march.
The baccalaureate service
will take place at 10:30a.m. and
the message will be delivered
by the Reverend Quintin E.
Primo, Jr., rector. Saint Mat
thew’s Episcopal Church, Wil
mington, Delaware.
Other highlights of the events
over the weekend will include:
Class Night, Friday, May 24, at
7:30 p.m.;'Alumni Day, Satur
day, May 25, with an Executive
Committee Meeting of Chapter
presidents at 10:00 a.m, in the
alumni office; the Alumni
Luncheon at 12:30 p.m. in the
dining hall; The General Alumni
Meeting at 2:30 p.m. in the Pe-
nick Hall of Science Amphi
theater; and the President’s
Reception at the President’s
residence at 8:00 p.m.
Reunion of classes 1918, '27,
’28, ’29, *30, ’43, ’46, ’47, >48
and ’49 will l)e held
All events not specUiea
otherwise will take place in
the Emery Health and Fine
Arts Center
Inducted Into
Honor Societies
"What does your presence in
college mean to you? This was
the question posed by Dr. Her
man B. Smith, program asso-
ciate, Southern Education
Foundation, Atlanta, Ga. as he
spoke on occasion of the Twelfth
Annual Honors Day Convocation
at St. Augustine’s College, April
30. What do all of your acti
vities mean to you in terms of
your objectives? Can you a-
chieve your goals by closing
school or burning buildings?
Referring to the poets state
ment concerning “the best of
times and the worst of times,”
he said that although we live in
a paradoxical situation, “I am
persuaded that the cause for
hope outweighs the cause for
despair. There are many forces
at work to help young people
to move up in areas of new op
portunities if they do not be
come involved in those things
which will not help them to
New candidates for induction
into the honor societies, were
presented to President P. R.
Robinson as follows: Honors
Program: Ruth Fuller, Ra
leigh; Lorraine Green, Man
hattan, N. Y.; Douglas Hunt,
Amltyvllle, N.Y.; Billy R. Hunt
er, Raleigh; Gloria V. Johnson,
Fairfax, S. C.; Danny Scarbo
rough, Wake Forest; Hilton
Smith, Elizabethtown; Lerpy
Smith, Hobgood; Ella Watson,
Raleigh; and Fannie Wimberly,
Lakeworth, Fla. Di. W. E. Al
len is adviser.
Alpha Kappa Mu Lorraine
Green, Ruby Demesme, Clin
ton; Douglas Hunt, and Dbnny
Scarborough. Advisers: Dr s.
Joseph Jones, Jr., Prezell R.
Robinson, and I. E. Spraggins.
{Continued on Page 6)
A Solution
To Life’s
An attenript to the solution of
lifers problems is found in group
activities, Dr. T. M. Law, dean
St. Paul’s College, toldSt. Aug
ustine’s Colfege business stu
dents recently. The occasion
v/as the annual banquet of Lam-
ba Pi Chapter of Phi Beta
Lambda, a business club.
**Some organizations fail,” Law
stated, “because the purposes
for which they are established
are not made clear.”
He said that the atmosphere
of an organization is determined
by the leaders who comprise it.
The leadership may Involve at
titudes of complete anarchy,
autonomy, or democracy. Some
group leaders act as instruc
tors, suggesting new ideas,
some orientators, some as en
courages, and some as compro
misers. Some are spokemen
for a group, such as the late
Martin Luther King.
However, merely bringing
people together will not result
in problem solving, which can
noted by the unrest on col-
campuses, he stated. Dr,
Law urged the students not to
(CoriffDued on Pn^e 6>
Robinson Responds
To‘^WhereDo We
Go From Here?^^
BY albert SNEED
Seniors Congratulated
Please accept my sincere congratulations for the progress
you have made in reaching this stage in your achievements.
Graduatuig from coHege is pernaps one of the most satisfying
experiences that a young person can expect to have. You are
among a selected number of persons to be so fortunate as to
receive an education in an age when intellectual development
is becoming increasingly a way of life.
You are going out from St. Augustine’s College at a time
when the world Is in the midst of cataclysmic changes; at
a time when it is very important that young people like you
are able to weigh issues and come up with valid decisions
of their own.
You have contributed so much to St. Augustine’s and I would
like to feel that St. Augustine’s has made a small contribu
tion in your total development. May your contributions to your
Alma Mater, y6ur country and the world continue to exempli
fy the very best In you. , , . ^
■ God bless each of you as you set out mto a world filled
with chaos, hatred and misunderstanding.
Dr. P. R. Robinson’s, Presi
dent of St. Augustine’s College,
opinion of the student protest at
St. Augustine’s was that he felt
the protest showed that the gov-
erence of the college was a
concise concern on the part of
the student and that they showed
their concern by protesting.
In an interview with Di. Rob
inson, he stated that although the
students showed their concern
in this respect, he added that
he would have preferred a group
of students to come to him.
This way, they would not have
had to demonstrate.
“I hope that in the future we
shall keep the linesof communi
cation sufficiently open between
the administration and the stu
dent. We could therefore head
off problems before they reach
the boiling point.”
Di. Robinson spoke on plans
to continue the upgrading ol
St. Augustine’s academic re
public and the upgrading of the
One of the problems of rais
ing progress in the school Is
the need to help disadvantaged
students stated Robinson. "We
would not be able to raise the
standard as rapidly as we would
like, because we realize the tact
that there are many students
deprived of education if we were
to do this.” He expressed
that the administration expect
ed to vigorously enforce the a-
cademic standards with regard
to relinquishing students who
have failed to perform a con-
sistant level with the policer
and protector of St. Augustine’s
Prezell R.
May 8, 1968
Dear Senior class of 1968,
Congratulations on having succes 'ully completed your work
here at St. Augustine’s. We are proud of what you have done.
We anticipate with faith and pleasure, the many fine things you
will do for yourself and humanity. Our prayers and good wishes
go with you, always.
“God l/less your dreams both big and small. God bless
your hopes, fulfill them all. God give you faith to reach the peak
of each higli gr/al that you now ssek.”
- Sincerely yours,
God bless your future.
“With God all things are possible.”
Matt. 19:26.
Fr. Beatty,
Sl Augustine’s
Houses ‘‘‘‘Poor”
Eleven bus-loads of “poor
folk” from Marks, Miss., spent
the night in Raleigh and Chapel
HiU in their march to Washing
Heslip Lee, vice president
for development at Shaw Uni
versity, coordinated their over
night stop here.
“They arrived at Shaw at 7
p.m. Lee said. “Three buses
with 150 split off in Durham and
to Chapel Hill where they spent
the night. '
“All of these were poor folk
from Marks who had been re
cruited for this march. There
were 25 infants, 25 pre
schoolers, 200 teen-agers and
250 adults, Lee said.
Lee said 200 spent the night
on the Shaw campus and 150 to
sleep at St. Augustine’s College.
Eight churchesvolunteeredto
serve supper to a bus-load each.
The march left Knoxville,
Tenn. at 9 a. m. and crossed
the mountains via the Smoky
Mountain National Park, Lake
Junaluska and Asheville. They
held a rally in Charlotte in the
early afternoon.
The buses left lor D.inville,
Va., and arrived in Washington
The march was planned by
the late Dr. Martin Luther
King Jr. and is being carried
on by the Southern Christian
Leadership Conference he
Math Club
M I K FUND GilOUP - Mrs. Martha Uixon, Mrs. Janet
proctor, Edward Carson, Dr. Frank Guthrie, R. O Murphy.
Mrs Sophie Friedlanders, Mrs. Julie McVay formed the nucleus
nf the money-raising drive for the Martin Luther King Me-
monal rlJIJd! to be Established at North Carolina State Un -
versity for loans to Iqw-income N. C. students of any race al-
rLdv enrolled or admitted and in exceptional need. The first
^enerarmeefmg was in the College Union on AprU 23. It
hoped that the memorial fund will be big enough to serve
a practical and enduring memorial to Dr. King. Gifts
Lrt small wUl be welcomed. Checks may be made out
State University, marked for the Martin
College. “1 have a great deal
of com idence in our students and
I trust that each one will rec
ognize the fact that while learn
ing tliere must be an atmosphere
conducive for this to happen. I
will depend on each student to
assist the administration in de
veloping Increasingly.
President Robinson Is at the
present, accumulating money
for St. Augustine’s building and
modernization project. He has
submitted a proposal to the fed
eral government for a new girl’s
dormitory which can accommo
date 400 students. The loca
tion Is to be where Thomas
Hall presently stands. A new
library is also in hope which
will hold 160,000 volumes and
feature modern learning divi
sion such as an electric re-
trlcable system, preparation
for the construction of the new
classroom building and the No-
totorium are also being made.
Dr Robinson expressed his
hope that construction for these
buildings can be underway by
the end of 1968 and 1969.
Dr, Robinson gave liopeful
suggestions on the disturbances
which may arise this summer.
“1 would like to think that stu
dents in a college, by enlarge
would be mature enough to make
certain intelligent choices, such
as placing priority on things that
count most. I hope that the
students at St. Augustine’s as
they go away this summer will
feel tree to do this. I would urge
them however to do this within
the context of the orderly pro
cess as provided for us.”
“The Food Will Be
The Same I nless?”
i-SJ a
Recently the MAA (Mathema
tics Association of America)
held its Forty-Seventh Annual
Convention at East Carolina
University In Greenville. A
group of twenty students from
St. Augustine’s College attend
ed the convention along with
Mrs. Geneva Martin and Mrs.
Ethel Greene, both from the
Mathematics Department. Our
grbup was the largest student
group there other than the East
Carolina University students.
The two hour ride brought
us to our destination about 1:30
p. m. After registering in the
New Austin Building, we decid
ed to eat lunch and then attend
ed the opening of the first gen
eral session. The choices for
lunch as well as dinner, which
we ate after the second gener
al session, were delicious. To
add to our pleasure, the prices
were more than reasonable.
Lunch and dinner prices
ranged from 45? to 80^ includ
ing dessert. There were very
generous helpings of the several
choices of the entire menu.
After lunch we attended the
general session at 2 p. m.
Immediately after the session,
the students and graduates at
tended sessions that were suit
ed for the audience. The ses
sions we attended ranged from
Sorting Problems to Proving
Mathematical Theories. Mrs.
{Conllniwd on Pn^e 6)
The dining-room was the set
ting for another food protes*
on May 14. A group of guys
from the student body held slgi
high saylfig “Roaches in
jelly,” and “We a
dietician.” ,
The purpose of the food pX>-
test was to emphasize the fact
that the grievances from a pre
vious protest were not enforced.
It was a non-vioient pioiesi,
where students quietly placed
their trays on tables and placed
their signs down near them.
As, a table was accidentally
overturned by a militant stu
dent, Dean Jones appeared re
questing the significance of the
disturbance. The students ex
plained politely, maturely, as
well as openly, that they were
still not satisfied with the con
ditions of the dining-room or
the dietician. Dean Jones found
the protest a poor way of ex
pressing a grievance. However,
he was answered by one stu
dent who said “Actions are the
result of how people are treat
The protestors walked silent-
ly out, assured that their pro
test had great meaning!
I spoke to several ot the stu
dents and received these state
) “Fov u..' price '.ve pay, lor
food, we can eo to the store
at the corner and buy chitlings
for twenty cents a pound.”
“Mr, Smith doesn’t seem to
respect the dignity or integrity
of the students of St. Augustine’s
“The student body has too
much apathy and, they don’t
realize that they are being op
“The students from a variety
of athletic activities should
complain because they have to
use a lot of energy to play
sports and when they sit down
to dinner, they eat the same
amount as girls eat. Is this
“The important problem is
cleanliness. No one at St. Aug.
is such a pig, that he is capable
of eating roacnes in his jelly
or hair in his desert. It can
occur once in awhile but this
is continuing to be a habit.”
i°uther*''KSr°NlemoVial Fund and mailed to the Financial
Aid Office, NCSU, Raleigh, 27607.
Friday, May 24, 1968 - Night
7«30 p m. Emery Health and Fine Arts Building
■ Saturday, May 25, 1968 - Alumni Day
10:00 a.m. Executive Committee Meeting
(Chapter presidents and delegates
Alumni Office
12:30 p.m. Alumni Luncheon
($1.00 per person)
Dining Hall
2:30 p.m. General Alumni Meeting
Penick Hall of Science Amphitheater
8:00 p.m. President’s Reception
President’s Home
9:30 p.m. Alumni Social
Place to be an'nounced
Sunday, May 26, 1968
7:00 a.m. Corporate Communion for Seniors
8:00 a.m. Flag Raising (Quadrangle)
10:30 a.m. Baccalaureate Service
Speaker, The Reverend Quintin E.
Primo, Jr., Rector, Saint Matthew’s
Episcopal Church, Wilmington, Del.
4:00 p.m Commencement Exercises
Speaker, Dr. William C. Archie,
Executive Direction, Mary Reynolds
Babcock Foundation
Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Flag lowering
Features Miss
Linda Bailey
“May Day Colorama” was the
theme of the celebration on the
quadrangle of Saint Augustine’s
College campus, Saturday, May
4. A variety 9f talents were dis
played by students from the
Physical Education and Music
Departments of the college.
Tribute was paid to the May
Queen and her court with the
performances of dances, in
cluding the Virginia Reel, and
the Banana Boat; gymnastics on
the trampoline, pyramids and
stunts, balance beam, horse,
\aultlng box and parallel bars.
The May Pole dance was well
executed by members of the
Freshman Class.
Miss Linda Bailey, a senior
business education major, was
crowned as the 1967-68 May
Queen by Eugene Thomas, Stu
dent Council President 1967-68.
Attendants to the May Queen
were. Senior, Gloria Newbold,
elementary education major of
Miami, Florida; junior at
tendant, Mayola Jones, French
and English, of Wllllamston;
sophomore attendant, Carolyn
D. Webb, elementary education,
Weldon, and Freshman at
tendant, Beverly, Roberts, e-
lemontary education. New Y'ork.
The crown bearer and flower
girl were Little Misses Anye
Weatherford and Carolyn Beat
ty respectively.
Music was furnished by the
College Band, under the di
rection of Mi,5s E. L. Cooke.
Brenda Byrd, a junior from
Rocky Mount was the featur
ed soloist.
F. D. Ponder, instructor in
the Physical Education Depart
ment, is adviser to the Gym
nastics Class. Miss N. D.
Pinckney is Director of the
Dance Class.
Curtis March, Student Coun
cil vice-president for 1967-68,
a senior from Columbia, South
Carolina, was master of cere
monies for the program.
Senior Placed
Wiley M. Davis, dean of stu
dents, Saint Augustine’s Col
lege, has announced the place
ment of the following seniors
to positions: Ralph Campbell,
business admlnstratlon major
ot Raleigh, Sales Representa
tive tor the Majcwell House
Coffee Division ot General
Foods, Incorporated, Philadel
phia, Pa.; Jimmy Looper, bio
logy, Raleigh, North Carolina
Wildlife Department, Division
of Inland Fisheries, Charlotte;
William Miller, social welfare,
Boston, Mass. Assistant Co
ordinator of Black Culture Pro
gram, office of Mayor Kevin
White, Boston, Massachusetts,
and Action Development Area
Council, Dorchester, Mass.;
Hilton Smith, sociology, Eliza
bethtown, Program Repre
sentative, Department ofHealth
Education and Welfare, U. S.
Public Health Service, assign
ed to the Ohio Department of
Health, Cleveland, Ohio;
Reginald Stevens, Dorchester,
Massachusetts, business ad
ministration, Trainee in the
ComptroHer’s Office, Comp
troller’s Department, Chrysler
Corporation, Detroit, Michigan.
Choir Gives Concert
The’choir of St. Augustine’s
College, Raleigh, were featur
ed in a special concert held at
Our Redeemer Lutheran
Church, Fayetteville on May
12 (Mother 's Day) at 4:00 p.m.
At the afternoon concert di
rected by Dr. Albert Grauer,
the choir performed sacred
works by such composers as
Bach, Schuetz, Mozart, and
Mendelssohn, a group of songs
from the Broadway production
of “My Fair Lady,” and other
selections of a secular nature.
' Rev, Keith W. Loesch, pastor
of the host church, noted that
this concert was available to
the public “in order that our
whole community may have the
opportunity to hear the voices
of these fine young men and
women who someday soon will
be responsible for leading our
children into the wonderful
world of music as elementary
and high school teachers.”
Our Redeemer Lutheran
Church in Fayetteville is lo
cated on B>T>ass US 401 t)etween
Bragg Blvd. (NC 87) and
Murchison Road (NC 210) at
the entrance to the Englewood
Get Involved
1928 Y'OUR
Let us know by May 20, 1968, if you plan to at
tend your reunion and Alumni Luncheon.
Miss St Auiu^tine'r. College
Know Your Leaders
The results of the General
Election are as follows; Pres
ident of the Student Council,
Donnell D. Morris, a junior
of Fort Lauderdale, Florida,
majoring in history and govern
ment; Vice-President, Wilbert
Jolmson, a junior of Raleigh,
majoring in business admini
stration; member - at large,
Gary R. Waytes, a sophomore
5 Students
Sentenced On
Fire Bomt) Charges
Fivp St. Augiistln(?i*s College
students who were arrested
during a race riot here April
5 in possession of several fire
bombs were convicted In City
court on Monday of going dan
gerously armed and were sen
tenced to three months in jail.
Judge Pretkw Wlnbornepro
vided In his judgments, how
ever that the sentences are
not to begin until June 3, thus
giving the five students time to
complete the present school
All five of the Negro students
gave notice of appeal to Wake
Superior Court.
Four ol the students were
brought to trial on Monday
mornijig. They were William
H. Carrington, 10, and Nathan
iel William Venning, 21, V>oth
of whom live in dormitories
on the college campus, Leslie
N. Graham Jr., 24, of 817
Newcombe Rd., and Anthony
Wade Allen of 1104 E. Martin
Thomas J. Gardner, in, who
also lives on campus at St.
Augusthie’s was glvenah3arlng
on the charge during the after
Allen said the students had
been to Durham and dl(in*t know
there a curfew being en-
lorced in Raleigh.
Allen said the studf'nts drove
back to Raleigh and went to a
Negro tavern in East Raleigh
where another St. Augustine’s
College student, known to them
{Ccnrinued on Pa^e 6)
of Boston, Mass. City repre
sentatives, Dllly Hunter,
Dorothy Hinton, and Beatrice
Bc'imett of Raleigh.
Lorraine Green, a jvuiior
mathematics major of Man
hattan, N. Y. is *‘Miss Saint
Augustine's College for 1968-
69;»' and Faye L. Harris, a
junior English major ol Jack
sonville, Fla will reign as
the 1968-69 May Queen.
Representatives to the Athle
tic Council are William Car
son of Tryon and Peggy Scott
of Newport News, Va. lx)th
Ponnel Demetrius Morris,
son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert
Lee Morris of 837 Northwest
10th Terrace, Fort Lauderdale,
Fla., was recently elected to
the office of President of the
Student Council for the 1968-
69 academic year at St. Augus
tine’s College, Raleigh. Mor
ris is a lilstory and government
major. He is_ currently serv
ing as President of the Junior
Class; and campus brancli chap
ter of tlie National Association
for the Advancemerjt of Colored
People. He is an active mem
ber of the History Club, the Po
litical Science Club andtheStu
dent National Education Asso
ciation. Morris was elected
Second-Vice President of the
Student Nortli Carolina Teach
ers Association - Student Na
tional Education Association for
the year 1968-69 at the State
SNEA Convention.
As a student at St. Augus
tine’s College, Morris has been
active Ui l)oth community and
school affairs.
,\fter graduation he plans to
pursue a graduate course of
study in African-Asiatic His
lie is a member of the Lam-
podas Club ol the Omega Psi
Fraternity, Inc., and he is in
the process of organizing a
chapter of Alpha Phi Omega,
a national service fraternity,
on the campus.
“OUR HEARTS HONOR YOU TODAY,” - was the theme
of the tribute paid to Mrs. Aoale Davis, who for nearly a half
century has served the Saint Augustine’s students and faculty
in many areas. On Sunday, May 12, as a part of the Mother’s
Day Observance on the Campus, “Miss Saint Augustine’s
CoHege,” (Lorraine Green) pinned Mrs. Davis with a corsage;
James Burt gave her a Loving Cup, in behalf of the Choir; and
Father Clyde Beatty, college chaplain, presented her with a
Certificate of Merit, in recognition of her loyalty and interest
in Student Welfare, and her valuable services to the campus.

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