THE PEN—OCTOBER 17, 1969—PAGE 2
Why Not St. A. U?
Is St. Aug. to remain a college forever?
With all that this school has to offer, there
is no reason why it should not be promoted to
There are too many schools in the state of
North Carolina that don’t have the accreditation
that this school does, but are called universi
What is our drawback? We have a consider
ably large library, we have high admittance
requirements, we offer a variety of majors,
and we confer the same degrees that many other
It’s high time that our president, deans, ad
ministrators, and students join in a combined
effort to make the class of 1970 the first grad
uating class of Saint Augustine’s University.
Not Only At St. Aug.
by w. t. farrow
Our environment on the average is mixed with many
restricted personal and human inj jsti:=!S. We stop to ask our
selves w..at we want out of life. Are we to l>e brothers to
brothers, sister to sister, brother to sister or are we to t)e
just plain ignorant to no one but ourselves. We must malte a
stand with ourselves and our fellowman.
As a group, we must learn the value of preservation.
Preservation of ourselves, our structure and our realistic
ideas. Just the other day. on a tour of St. Aug’s campus,
what I saw was not only disgusting, Imt immature. Some of our
Black brothers were attempting to deface, remove our walk
way to tlie Student Union Building that is not completed.
A Black student standing ttiere with a stick attempting to
remove the bricks from the walkway!' Some Black brothers
in our new Student Union Building have been sleeping on the
chairs, spilling liquid drinks on carpeted areas, being dis
respectful to our Black women. Tliese things my Brothersand
Sisters arenotunitingus.WedemandHumanRights from others
in our society, yet we show no such riglit for our own kind liere.
I tell you all, until we awaken and see what contribution we
hope to make as individuals toward gaining Human Rights: one
of the most pathetic things I have ever run across was at the
Library. Any time a student takes a book off the shelf and
opens it and finds entire chapter segments torn out of the
book, it is disgusting.
You see our students walking around in their Dasliikis,
their natural hair-dos, attempting to express their Blackness
proiitJriess. V/eil, I ask yow^H'nat are you proud of
today? Destruction of your own tiome? The tearing of pages
from school library books that are intended for the use of all
Now that we are aware of our own Identity, let us learn
to respect our fellow Blacks, their homes, and their way of
life. Let us go forth from this time and build a Black college
!hat we as Blacks can be proud of. In order to do this we must
start respecting one another, our buildings, our property. If
*^e fail to do this, then what we are advocating about our aware
ness, we will be just as hypocritical and unjust as our
foe. Wouldn’t it be awful to loose faith in ourselves?
We Need You
I hope your stay here thus far has been as near to pleasing
The reason I am writing this letter is to let you know that my
staff and I are available at all time to aid you in your prob
lems. If you do not like something about any aspect of St.
Augustlne*s College it Is your job to let us Iotow by writlne
If for any reason you are afraid that someone wUl find out
you have w. itten a certain article and feel you might be per
secuted for its contents, submit the article anonymously.
Then if you feel that I, or someone on the staff will tell that
you submitted the article to us, just come l)y my office on the
second floor of the Student Union BuUdlng and slide the ar
ticle under the door when I am not there.
I truly hope that your reading of the first edition of THE
PEN will inspire you to join the staff or submit contributions
as a student. Remember, this is your paper and you are pay
ing for it. Consequently, please use it to its fullness.
We hope you will be dropping by to talk with us and write
Through the newspaper all existing barriers which seem to
l>e present on all campuses can be binded. At least the paper
should be a means of communication t>etween administration,
faculty and students. I truly hope you will make use of these
Ut)ertles. ‘Tf It cannot be said through the paper. It cannot be
Thank you. ROOSEVELT MOSELY, Editor
OFFICERS OF THE PEN
EDITOR ... RooiSevelt Mosley
NEWS EDITOR WiUiam Farrow
FEATURE EDITOR . Staff
CX)FY EDITOR John Holmes, Brenda Mack,
CIRCITI.ATION MANAGER Larry Curry
LITERARY EDITOR Anna Whitaker
PHOTOGRAPHERS Conrad Lake, Gerry Webb
LAYOUT ASSISTANT Glenwood Williams
PROOF READERS Ethel Brunson, Carolyn Webb
fashions EDITOR Carol^ Webb
SPORTS Sammie Barley, Crefton Hannibal,
SECRETARY Rosemary L. Moore
There are many students here
at St« Aug. who do not know
what Alpha Phi Omega is. They
do not understand its principles
and its purposes. Therefore,
their minds are closed to new
ideals and ideas*. They seem to
worship old ideas and tradition
which have no future. Those
who have limited scope on Al
pha Phi Omega should read
this article carefully.
Alpha Phi Omega is an in
tegrated service fraternity. The
frat believes in the same prin
ciples stated in the scout laws.
This is why a few students in
sist on believing that APO is a
graduate chapter of Boy Scouts.
This is very ironical. We be
lieve that these principles are
essential in making a better
The Brothers of Upsilon Kap
pa Chapter here at St. Aug.
are outstanding for high ideals
and clean living. We felt that
an organization was needed here
at "the Aug." that would
strengthen men in these ideals
and give them an opportunity
for leadership experiences and
for service to others.
During the past year, we have
completed many service proj
ects, A few of the most recent
ones include an Ugly Man con
test held in summer school to
raise money for band uniforms,
ushering at summer school
graduation, and aiding with
We enjoy serving St. Aug., our
home away from home. How
ever, we do not deny other or
ganizations the opportunity to
do the same, although we seem
tO get very little credit for that
which we do, we feel that fame
is not as important as getting
the job done. At any rate, Al
pha Phi Omepa is here tc aia;
to make St. Aug, a better place
Delany Has Wall
To Wall Carpet
BY ETHEL BRUNSON
As surprising as this may
seem, there Is wall-to-wall
carpet In Delany Hall! At last
there Is carpet to t)e found on
this campus, other than In the
This Is great! Is It not?
However, would It not t>e even
greater if there were carpet
in the library? After all, who
can do his or her best study
ing in the library when prac
tically every footstep made can
be heard. It Is very difficult to
refrain from looking up to see
who made the footsteps' Do
you not agree?
Who knows, with a little car
pet In the library, the squeaky
chairs would be less distract
ing. If carpet should not be put
In the library, where then should
It lie put, in the dining hall?
Hi' REGINALD GREEN
Gamma Omicron began the
school term with many activi
ties on Its schedule. We start
ed the first meeting of the year
with the alumni and under
graduate brothers. Including
plans for our guide right move
Under the guidance of our
polemarch, Rol>ert Jones, we
decided to put into our plans
Intramural football for on and
off campus students and the
children in the Raleigh com-
We also plan generous con
tributions to the underprivi
leged children of the commun
ity. We plan to give scholar
ships to that student or students
Let It Be Known That
1. On September 18, the first weekly meeting of the city and
off campus students was held in the college chapel at 11 o’clock.
2. Also on September 18, the city and off campus bulletin
board, another effoil designed to unify those in that category
with tlie main stream on campus, was placed in the Hunter
Building next to Room 200.
3. The food service committee, whose function Is to handle
dining room problems through the person in charge, Mr.
Smith, has been formed. It is comprised of twelve persons -
three from each class. Members are posted In the S. G. A.
4. The Student Union Committee, designed to represent the
students with regard to the recreation and college grill areas,
has t>een formed. This committee will work directly with Mr.
Debnam and if necessary, Mr. Smith. It Is comprised of six
teen students - twelve on campus and four off-campus and
city students. Members of this committee are posted In the
S. G. A. office. They represent you - USE THEM'!(
5. Students of Augustine’s have tremendously boosted
the Young Adult Action Group, Inc. of Raleigh Approximately
60 Falcons have given up their time and have not only labored
in lengthy meetings but have helped restore the Young Adult
Action Group (YAAG) headquarters, located on Martin Street
near East street. ALL THE POWER TO THE PEOPLE'!!!
6. The Black Students United for Liberation (BSUL-pro-
nounced Be-SOUL) has dynamic potentialities for Black schools
In Noi^h Carolina. St. Augustine’s is becoming actively
Involved with this student organization. Detailed Information
to be at your disposal very soon.
7. The Student Government Office, at my discretion, has
thrown Its support to the Vietnam Morotorlum Committee.
This Is a comm 'ttee operating out of Washington, D. C. for the
purposes of putting pressure on President Nixon to end the
war in Vietnam. Shaw University, North Carolina Central
University, Johnson C. Smith University, and Winston-Salem
State are just a few of the many colleges that have given their
support across the country. However, on October 15, the
executive office of the S, G. A, does not feel that disbanding
of classes as advocated by the committee has priority in a
Black school. Please stop by the S, G. A. office If you are
mterested in helping with parallel activities for the cause.
I cannot help but mention that if my commitment in terms of
favoring such action is offensive to anyone feel free to discuss
this immediately in the S. G. A. office.
8. A member of the S. G, A, executive office and some fellow
students addressed "Ye Alumni Loyal” In Virginia Beach
the weekend of September 26, 27, 28. You will be inlbrmed of
9. To those persons who disrespect your Student Union
by leaving garbage anywhere else but where It belongs;
WHO WA3 YOUR MAID AT HOME????? The Student Union
Committee cannot back any students whose action Is unintelli
gent and contrary to communal living.
10. Dr. Robinson has sent letters to all dormitory heads
the president and vice-president of the S. G A.
to make announcements from U:00-ll:30 pjn. to you, the stu
dents, as we deem necessary. In the Interest of letting every-
one^ know what is going on - YOU’LL BE HEARING FROM
11. The year book staff would like your help In their plans
for getting our book back by May 5, 1970. Let us support them
In their effort.
who show outstanding scho- graduate brothers,GammaOm-
W during the year, Icron chapter of Kappa Alpha
We believe with .he coopera- Psl Fraternity will have a suc
tion of the ?'umn. and under- cessful year.
"For the lost ten yeors the pcmcity
of genuinely creative, reolly groovy
jozi singers hos been o cause for
alarm for those who bothered to
worry about it. And suddenly,
the time of the famine is over.
The name of the girl is
THE VOICE AND PIANO OF
The Amanda Ambrose blend of ballads, blues, jazz, rock and gospel, radiofing with
rare persona ify, provides one of ihe happiesf highlights of the popular concert scene.
"Singer, coiri.dienn. and drfress. Miss Ambrose grips and delights an audience wHti
any mo * * ® ooies to simulate. Endlessly spontaneous, consistently Infectious and
engagmg. the thing about this artist is that she is fun." -Hollywood R.porfr
■The sort of electric and eclectic singer ci/m piano with which we are so rarely blessed
"MIsi Ambrose is an outstanding performer whose musicianship as pianist and vocalist
u surpassed only by the warmth and beauty of her personality "
—Art W*!n«r, CuK«k«I Dir«ctor, U. S. N«tioi*«l Styd*nt A»n.
^e 1$ a singer that singers love; a musician musicians approve of; but most of all,
she IS a great soul who refuses to let people become too serious about themselves . .
albums for RCA Victor, "Amanda Ambrose Recorded
Live Bess.e Mae Muctio ) and "The Amaiing Amanda Ambrose." On Dunwich she
has released a single, Th.s Door Swings Both Ways" and the album •Amanda." Her
latest releases are on the BTP label.
Amanda Ambrose appearing at the
SAINT AUGUSTINE'S COUEGE
Raleigh, North Carolina
Wednesday, October 22.1969 at 8:00 p.m.
in rtio Emory Health and Fine Arts Confer.
COLUMaiA AITISTS MAMA6EMENT IMC.
Dirvctioa: F. C. Sckcnq Ml. I4S Wert 57Hi St.. N«w York. N. Y. 100l»