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Seniors.. 1968
‘‘Class Of ^68
“My plans after graduation
are to attend the American
University Graduate School of
Business Administration.”
CURTIS march
"I plan to either attend North
Carolina College Law School
or to work with the New York
University Teachers Corps.”
"I plan to work either with
Chrysler Corporation In the
management trainee program
or with I. B. M. Corporation
In their sales program.”
"I. Dwleht Alexander Pee
bles, plan to pursue a masters
degree In Business Administra
tion at Atlanta University tiegln-
nlng September 1968.”
I, Richard C. Hall, Jr. have
been accepted at North Caro
lina Graduate School. I have
been granted a Teacher’s Fel
lowship there.
I have been offered a coach
ing job at Central High School,
Goochland, Va. and recom
mended for a job at Daytona
Beach, Fla.
“I plan to work with the
Maxwell House Division of Gen
eral Foods In Philadelphia,
“John Singletary has planned
a career as a personnel mana
More than 1,200 volunteers
tutors are currentlypartlclpat-
Ing In Y'ES - related tutorial
The structure of tutorial pro
gram varies from communltyto
campus through each project In
itially stems from the effort
and Interest of indigenous peo
ple in particular communities
and local students who design
and set up the program.
YES community organizers
attempt to develop leadership
within the poverty community
and stand by in supportive roles
as Ingenous and established
leadership grapple with local
The YES organizer does not
provide a service to the poverty
community He does not person
ally offer solutions toproblems
but acts Instead as a catalyst
and a source of information.
Typically, he works with res
idents of low Income housing
Miss Patricia Yvonne Mar
shall, daughter of Mrs. NoraH.
Marshall resides at 936 E,
Hargett Street, Raleigh, North
Carolina. She Is majoring In
Social Welfare and hopes to
either attend graduate school or
obtain a job In her area of
who, recognizing the problems
within thdir community, are
seeking ways to solve them.
The YES organizer helps these
local groups make arrange
ments for transportation and
meeting facilities, find new
channels of communication
within the neighborhood as well
as in the larger community,
and In general, offers moral
support to the 24 groups’ ef
Club Presents
Lampados Club presents: Le
roy Smith, Leo Mackie, Herman
Smith, William Lecount, Percy
Smitli, James Lovester, Albert
Brooks, Charles English, Ed
die Smith, Kenneth Warden,
Denial Simmons, John Holmes,
Robert Austin.
Dear Class of '68:
To say the least, it has been quite a task to reach the
goal which now has been attained. I think you will agree, how
ever, that these four years have gone by very rapidly. It
seems like only yesterday we entered St. Aug. for the first
time. It is true that many have fallen by the wayside, but the
times are such that we could not stop to pick them up.
Our four years are now behind us, and there Is absolutely
nothing we can do to change the past, be It good or bad.
We can only profit In the future by our mistakes made In the
past, and hope that our misdoings have been only a part of
the educational process.
Finally, may I wish all of you the best of luck as you
take your positions in the world. It is hoped that your four
years here have led you to say, "There’s more to learn.”
May God be with you.
Yours truly,
Eugene C. Thomas
President of the Student Body
Book Review
William Styron’s new book. The Confession of Nat Turner,
was published by Random House Publishing Company, was re
leased October 9, 1967.
This book tells of Turner’s early life and the germination
of the Nat Turner’s Rebellion, Since history offers little
pretalnlng to the life of Nat Turner, Styron has used his ima
gination in this area.
The circumstances which confront Turner can be identified
with the present day Negro. Turner is not an ordinary boy;
he Is an educated Negro, He grows up in an absurd land of
white people. His education becomes a personal handicap and
at the same time a measure of freedom.
Through the eyes of the young Turnar the reader focuses
his attention on the white man’s condescending attitudes to
ward the Negro. It can be seen that the educated Negro Is as
capable and personable as any white man and that he possesses
the same basic needs and potentialities,
Styron has called his book less a historical novel than a
meditation on history. The novel narrated from the point o)
view of Nat Turner himself, is much more than that because
the setting in the book, and especially Turner, comes vivid
ly to life.
Financial Aid Policies
The following statement of policies is to help high school
principals, counselors, parents, and students better under
stand the goals of the Financial Aid Program at Saint
Augustine’s College:
1. The primary purpose of the Financial Aid Program Is to
provide financial assistance to students who, without such aid,
would be unable to attend the College.
2. Financial assistance consists of scholarships, loans, and
3. The family of a student Is expected to make a maximum
effort to assist the student with college expenses. Financial
assistance from the college and other sources should be view
ed only as supplementary to the efforts of the family.
4. In selecting students to receive financial assistance,
the College places primary emphasis upon financial ne?d,
academic achievement, character, and future promise.
5. The total amount of financial assistance offered a
student by the College and by other sources should not ex
ceed the amount he needs.
6. In determining the extent of a student’s financial need,
the College will take into account the financial support which
may be expected from the Income, assets, and other resources
of tl'.e parents and the student.
7. In estimating the amount that a student’s family can pro
vide for college expenses, the College will consider the factors
that affect a family’s financial strength: current income, assets,
number of dependents, other educational expenses, debts, and
retirement needs. In addition It will consider such special
problems as those confronting widows and Independent students.
8. A student who needs financial aid should provide a reason
able part of the total amount required to meet college costs
by accepting employment, or a loan, or both. Acceptance of a
loan Is not considered as a prerequisite to the award of a
scholarship or job.
She leans against a tree, whose limbs are being torn
by the wind, while the sea crashes against the reef, and tears
drop from her soft brown eyes,
Helena, I love you.., A voice with no end In her mind,
her husband’s voice, but then we all must one day die.
How can I live without you? She had often said, and then
one evening he was found In a burning car dead.
A summer home, a love nest for two, turned Into a
place of loneliness
Youth and beauty a gift, but also a mind tortured with
unrest, tor love, one can never forget.
Wealth - his goal, and his success goes undisputed,
but his life and her happiness the toll.
Helena, a rare woman, who captivated all she met.
A woman for whom we all had respect Is now no longer a
prisoner of her thoughts, and no longer cries, for yester
day she died.
Blue And
White Ball
The Zeta Phi Beta Sorority
presented their annual "Blue
and White Ball” recently.
At this semi-formal affair,
the Archronlans of the Club
were presented as follows: Car
olyn Judkins escorted by Bob
Harris, Joyce Long, escorted by
Kenneth Hall, Beverly Roberts,
escorted by Donald Greene,
Pam Brito, escorted by Ed
ward McCullen and Brenda
Gaines escorted by Troy Hailey.
Peggy Lee Scott was the Girl
of the Campus because of her
scholastic abilities and cha
racter. She was crowned and
awarded a trophy by Soror Hil
da Rouse. She was escorted by
John Jenkings.
NEA Leaders
James E. Burt, a junior at
St. Augustine’s College, was
elected f'rst vice president of
the Student National Education
Association (State Chapter).
Burt is a sociology major, mu
sic minor, president of the J.
W. Hood’s Student National Ed
ucation Association Chapter on
campus, vice president of the
college choir, a member of the
social science club. Member of
Manly Street United Church of
Chrl^. First vice president of
North Carolina Student National
Educational Association. Mem
ber of Raleigh Oratorio Socie
ty, Folk Emsemble, the col
lege Ensemble and a life mem
ber of Music Masters Society.
Donnel D, Morris a junior
was elected vice-president of
the State Student National Ed
ucation Association, President
elect of the student council.
Morris is a history and govern
ment major. President of the
NAACP, president of junior
class, member of the following:
History club, political science.
Student NEA.
First Day
Of School
It was, I guess, the biggest
day of my life, I mean the first
day of school. Well, Mom got
me all dressed up and braided
my hair. I felt so nervous, but
when I looked at others I knew
that she was so proud of me,
in my pink dress,
"Now you listen, to the teach
er as well as you can and be
nice.” I smiled since Mom al
ways got scared I would do
something wrong in public. We
waited outside for the gigantic
school bus. I’ve watched It pass
many a time with small heads
peering out the square windows.
I didn’t know any of them since
I only lived here awhile. I
would be their friend soon, I
just knew It,
Finally, the bus came.Iturn-
ed to my Mom and 1 could see
a tear fall down her face (cheek).
She smiled and said, "You’re
a big girl now,” I kissed her
and went up the steps of the
bus. I waved excitedly to my
Mom. The bus moved on. I
noticed the other children were
different in some ways, some
were tall and yet others were
small as myself. They stared
at me so funny but I stared
too. We finally got to the brick
school, I didn’t know where to
go, I felt scared, but in a
while a teacher escorted me to
my classroom.
The classroom was large and
already the students were seat
ed. I walked into the room, and
smiled towards the teacher and
received a warm smile in re
turn. I was told to sit near the
front of the room. We were
told to draw a picture of our
selves. I drew a picture of
myself with a pink dress, and
my long braided hair, I saw my
neighbor’s picture, of her ra
diant blonde hair and blue eyes.
She looked at my own appear
ance and said "But you’re
brown.” I looked at the girl
and I felt funny Inside like I
was going to throw out the pan
cakes I had for breakfast.
"What?” the little girl tried
to explain, "See your hand Is
darker than mine so you must
be brown because my hand Is
"Oh,” I said. "We can still
be friends though, can’t we?”
“Of course, "I think you’re
pretty anyhow,” I liked her
After we drew, we all went
outside to play for recess. My
new friend and I played tag for
awhile and then we looked for
partners for ring around. I
asked this taller girl and she
jo^ned. I was starting to have
many friends.
Vhlle we lined up to go In
thej school there was a deep
slllnce. As I joined the line
I Felt someone’s foot in my
way and I fell to the ground.
I got up and I heard someone
say "Souse my nigger.” I pre
tended I didn’t hear it. The
words kept in my mind "Nig
ger, nigger.” A tear fell down
my cheek. I didn’t know why
I had been called this since
I didn’t do anything wrong.
The remaining portion of the
day we learned many things and
then we each had to tell some
thing about ourselves.
wnen it was my turn, I smiled
and said "I’m seven years old
and I want everyone to like me
In this class like I will like
all of them. There was silence
except for the few whims of
laughter. I sat down relieved.”
The teacher smiled at the
class and dismissed us for the
So many things had happened.
Some nice things and yet some
bad things.
I realize that there would be
some barriers. I would have to
As I walked toward the bus,
I knew that when that little
boy had tripped me, I had grown
up to reality. I actually woke up.
Riding the bus, I realized that
I would have to work this out
I was at my own house and
I could see Mom waiting for me.
She would want to hear about
the latest news.
I would tell her, the nice
things, and pretend the awful
things never happened.
I would make everyone like
me, always.
Lockett^ March
Receive Awards
Curtis March and Johnny
Lockett received the basketball
awards for their inspiration
and top notch leadership as
captains of our 1967-'68 basket
ball team. These two basket
ball g r e a t s’ led our team
through a rewarding year and
some of the most excit
ing basketball action that one
would ever.want to see.
March, 6’7” senior has
A Tribute To
Coach Clements
There comes a time when all
men who have made great con
tributions to a worthy cause
should be acknowledged. One of
these men Is Jesse Clements,
chairman of the Physical Edu
cation Department and head
basketball coach. Coach Cle
ments who halls from Champ
ion, Illinois has given great
service to St. Augustine’s as
a player and coach.
He came to St. Augustine’s as
a gifted all-around athlete. Cle
ments made the All CIAA foot
ball team as an end. He alter
nated at the forward and guard
positions on the basketball team
averaging 20 points per game
and again making the All CIAA
All star team in this particu
lar sport. He was also cap
tain of the tennis team.
After such great success as a
player he later became coach
of the basketball and football
As football coach his great
est team was the 1965-66 team.
The record that year was 8
wins, 1 defeat and one tie.
Some of the football greats
that he coached were: Her
man "Big T” Reid. Moses Go-
latt, Isaac Lassiter, Popo
Cloud, Robert Headen, McAr
thur McKinnon, and Charles
Bowler. Coach Clements teams
won the Capitol City Classic
trophy three years In succes
sion from our arch - rivals
the Shaw University Bears.
In basketball some of the
greats’ that Coach Clements
coached were: George Rat
cliff, Clarence Burks, Johnny
Lockett, Evans Belton, Albert
Stirrup, Billy Baxter, and Al
fred Glover.
To add to his laurels Coach
Clements was elected to the
Illinois Hall of Fame in 1966.
He has Indeed been a credit to
St. Augustine’s College. Coach
Clements is the highest flying
Falcon of them all,
Keith Leads
Christopher Keith’s bombing
bat led the Saint Augustine’s
Falcons past the first place
A&T State Aggies, The score
was 10-9. The Falcons had to
bounce back from a 7-2 defeclt
to win the game.
Keith, a senior from Golds
boro, N. C. had a triple, double
and two singles. He was also
walked Intentionally on one oc
casion. The Falcons had a six-
run seventh inning rally to take
the lead. The game was cli
maxed when former Llgon star
Richard White stole home lur
the winning run.
Jimmy Levinson also had two
hits for the Falcons.
Nathan Alford was the winning
pitcher for St. Aug. His rec
ord Is "one win and no defeats.
Track Team
captained the basketball team
for two consecutive years. This
exhibits the faith and confidence
that the coaching staff had in
him. His fantastic rebounding
and clutch point-making wUl be
greatly missed from next years
We salute the former star f9r
C. A, Johnson High Schopli^f
Columbia, South Carolina.
The Falcon Track Team has
had adequate success this year.
Coach Curry has made great
progress with his talented per
formers, Newcomers Edward
Myers, Kenneth Hall and Ricky
Duval, and Tony Asklns had
added great strength to the
Veterans Thirl Crudup, Leo
nard Muse, AndrewHoustonand
Edward "Pappy” Gill have
made outstanding contributions
to the team.
We have one of the best 880
relay teams in the CIAA con
ference. LeonardMuse, Edward
Myer's, Andrew Houston and
Kenneth Hall make up that team
which ran at a pace of 1 min
ute 34.6 seconds against our
arch-rivals the Shaw Univer
sity Bears.
Edward Gill, of course, is the
defending CIAA pole vaulting
champion and Is a great threat
to take the championship in the
javelin event this year.
Sports Honors
E;ENCING: Lorraine Green,
junior mathematics major.
Carolyn Fisher, Sophomore
physical education major.
GOLF TEAM; Carl Frede
rick, sophomore physical Edu
cation. Charles English, junior
business adminlstratlo.i major.
smith, senior physical educa
tion. Jerome Johnson, sopho
more biology m.ajor.
senior business administration
major. Thirl Crudup, junior
business administration major.
ner senior mathematics major.
Alfonzo Jones, senior physical
education major.
Stay Involved
May 13, 1968
Dear Student Body: .
This past sdiool year has been, to say the least, quite
involved. 1 am happy to say that as a student bc^y you have
"risen to the occasion” when the times called for It. As
your president, my primary objective was to represent you
in the best way possible. This aim can never be fdly ac
complished, because the needs and demands are so diversi
fied from the student body. .
It has often been said that these are exciting times in
which we are living. I can only agree wholeheartedly. Today,
the black school is the most important facet in the area o
Civil Rights. We, as students MUST get involved. Everyone
is talking about unity, so let’s unite. I believe eveti you wUl
agree with me, when I say some of my shortcomings have
been due to lack of support and co-operation.
My tenure as president Is now beginning to draw to a
close. I can only wish the very best to the new officers,
Donnel Morris, Wilbert Johnson and Gary Waytes. I am
sure that they will capably fulfill their duties, BUT, they
can only perform if you give them your MAXIMUM support,
co-operation and help.
Finally, may I wish all of you the very best in all that
you do. Support your Student CouncU, and GET INVOLVED,
May god bless each of you.
Yours truly,
Eugene C. Thomas
President of the Student Body
Dear Student Body:
As Vice-President of the St\ident Council I have tried to
work for the students and with the students. Although many
things were not accomplished, I would like to say that those
things that were accomplished were done in behalf of the
Student Body, The Protest was the best thing that could
have happened to this school, and it couldn’t have come at
a more opportune time. I sincerely hope that the protest has
opened the eyes of the students and particularly the administra
tion, in that this college belongs to the students and they
have the right to get the best that It can offer.
I would like to congratulate Mr. Morns and Mr. Johnson
and sincerely hope that they will get full cooperation from
the students and the administration, I truly hope next year
that the Student Council will be more effective and working
closer together. I hope to keep in close contact with the students
and offer my services in any way possible.
Next year, 1 will attend North Carolina College Law School
or work with the New York University Teachers Corps,
New York City, Good luck to each and everyone of you and
remember, "a good education is the best thing that can happen
to you now.” It has been a pleasure working with you and
may God bless you all.
Sincerely yours,
Curtis March
Vice-President, Student Council
Confirmation Service
A confirmation service was
held here recently in the
College Chapel. The Right
Reverend Moultrles Moore,
Suffragan Bishop of the Diocese
of North Carolina conductedthe
services and spoke to the class
of 22 composed of Saint Augus
tine’s College students and
other young people. The class
was presented to the Right
Reverend Moore by Father
Clyde Beatty, college chaplain.
Bishop Moore Explained to the
class the significance of the
Recently the ex-soclology in
structor of the University of
North Carolina, Howard Fuller;
and James Lee, spoke here be
fore the Political Science club.
A concise account ’Of both
speeches Is as follows:
1. Black people have not
travelled far enough,
2. Black people must in
volve themselves In a struggle.
3. Black people are not will
ing to work for meaningful free-
4. Power Is the ability to
Influence the making and the
makers of decisions; the ability
to do something.
5. Economically black people
should demand jobs where they
spend money.
6. Money should be kept in
the black community,
7. Black history, which is
presently neglected, should be
taught in the schools.
8. Black people are not
"culturally deprived” because
they have a "black culture.”
1 Black people should not
follow leaders blindly as In the
case of Rap Brown, Stokley
Carmichael or any other leader.
2. Student Non-violent Co
ordinating Committee Is a
racist organization.
3. Floyd McKissick is the
best black leader.
4. Negroes should use non
violent means to achieve free
5. There are possible
chances of genocide in the
6. There is no true Negro
leader at present.
Tennis Team
This year’s Falcon tennis
team has enjoyed 11 m 11 ed suc
cess, but this is a rebuilding
year. The team is made up of
freshmen and sophmores and
two seniors.
This team has talent and with
a year of experience there will
be brighter days ahead.
Freshman Billy Jones has
been the outstanding player this
year. It Is predict^ that the
Washington, D.C. product will
be heard around the conference
in a big way in the coming years.
Members of the team are:
Bobby Nesmith (captain), Har
vey Branch, Wilbert Johnson,
Jerome Johnson, Troy Hailey,'
Billy Jones and Richard High
land. Mr, Fred Ponder is the
service by saying "You have
ratified and confirmed your
vows. The church recognizes
that you are a free and res
ponsible person, and that you
will have tremendous choices to
make in life. You must decide
the kind of person you intend to
be, and live your life based on
what this confirmation means.”
The sacrament of Laying on
Hands, he informed, means con
stant replenishment.
Bishop Moore stated that one
of the things that people of to
day have lost is the sense of
rapture at the wonders of the
universe. Man, he said, has the
power to put a person In orbit,
but only God has the power
to put one person Into relation
ship w)*' another.
Lynch Rips
In the second annual softball
game between the men of Lynch
and Atkinson Halls ripped was
the word. Lynch defeated the
Atkinson freshmen 17-10.
The battlers from Lynch
broke the game open with a
seven run six inning. The inning
was highlighted by a couple of
two run singles by Joe Alston
and Johnny Lockett.
Leading hitters for Lynch
were Donald Williams, Joe
Alston and Willie Horton. The
leading hitter for Atkinson was
Carver Durham who homered
in the game. Outstanding de-
flnslvely was George Noble for
Lynch and Phil Harris andKato
Smith for Atkinson.
The winning pitcher was Cur
tis March. He needed ninth
inning relief help from Jimmy
"Scatter” Williams. TheLos-
Ing pitcher was James Bowden.
Ath lefic
On "Student Recognition
Day” two awards were given by
Coach Clements to the outstand
ing athletes of the year. The
recipients of these awards were
Johnnie Lockett and Leo McKle
for their outstanding ability.
Both were members of our very
fine basketball team.
Lockett a 6’4” senior, math-
matlcs major had a truly bril
liant two year career with the
Falcons. He averaged well over
20 points per game. He was also
an outstanding rebounder.
Lockett was one of the greatest
all around basketball players in
the history of Saint Augustine’s
College. We wish him the best
of luck in his future endeavors
and with a little luck he will
surely play for a professional
basketball team.
McKle, a 5’7” soph more,
without any doubt deserved this
distinguished award for the
talent and hard work that he
exhibited on the basketball
court. The fiery little physical
education major will be back
next year to astonish aadamaz^
the fans everywhere he goes.
We’re hoping that McKle can
lead the Falcons to greater
heights (C.I.A.A. Tournament).
McKle also plays second base
for the baseball team and he Is
one of the spark plugs of the
"Leo, the Falcon fans will be
waiting for you next year.”

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