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    “Majority student
‘body has turned to
the right.’ ” — Stu
dent body prexy
quotes Dr. Shepard.
“A cautious ap
proach and a sane
solution of a stu
dent problem will
yield maximum re
sults.”—C. Black.
Volume 3
NORTH CAROLINA COLLEGE FOR NEGROES, DURHAM, N. C., APRIL 6, 1939
Number 6
The Old Rugged Cross
On a hill far away stood an old
rugged cross,
The emblem of suff’ring and
shame,
And I love that old cross where
the dearest and best
For a world of lost sinners was
slain.
Chorus
So I’ll cherish the old rugged
cross.
Till my trophies at last I lay
down;
I will cling to the old rugged
cross,
And exchange it some day for
a crown.
Oh, that old rugged cross, so de
spised by the world
Has a wondrous attraction for
me,
For the dear Lamb of God left
His glory above,
To bear it to dark Calvary.
In the old rugged cross, stained
with blood so divine,
A wondrous beauty I see;
For ’twas on that old cross Jesus
suffered and died.
To pardon and sanctify me.
To the old rugged cross I will
ever be true.
Its shame and reproach gladly
bear; |[|
Then He’ll call me some day to
a home far away.
Where His glory forever I’ll
share.
Beg Your Pardon
How far is it from January
to June? Just one Spring.**
Why can the world never
come to an end? Because it is
round.
If your uncle’s sister is not
your aunt, what relation is she?
Your mother.
What insect frequents district
schools? The spelling bee.
What is absolutely the cold
est place in the opera house?
Z row.
When butter is 40 cents a
pound, what will a ton of coal
come to? Ashes,
What do we often return and
never borrow? Thanks.
What turned the roadway on
Manhattan Island into Broad
way? The letter B.
They have already taken
some letters out of the Brazilian
alphabet; when will they take
a letter out of the English al
phabet? When U and I are one,
Maggie.
Unwanted Dessert
The present American idiom
“Nuts to you” meant a rejection
of a proposal during the medie
val Ages. The suitor would in
vite himself to supper at the
home of the girl he desired to
wed and if, at the end of the
meal, the girl served him a plate
of nuts, it meant his proposal
had been rejected.—Fact Digest
Miss Thomasina Talley
FACULTY MEMBER
IS RECOGNIZED AS
CONCERT PIANIST
Graduate of Eastman School in
Rochester Warmly Accept
ed by Music Lovers
Though not realized by many
perhaps, our campus is graced
by a personage, who at an amaz
ingly rapid pace has risen very
high in the musical world and
who possesses unusual talent
and musical ability.
This musical genius. Miss
Thomasina Talley, was born on
the campus of Fisk University
in Nashville, Tennessee. At the
age of nine she graduated from
the eighth grade, after having
exhibited a very uncommon
mental ability. Three years later
she completed the courses of
instruction in the city high
school. Then, at the age of
twelve, she entered Fisk Uni
versity, where she received a
degree from the College Depart
ment and the Music Department
at the amazingly young age of
fifteen. At the age of eighteen
she graduated from the Institute
of Musical Art of the Juilliard
School of Music in New York
City. She received an artist’s
diploma with a major in piano.
Since that time she has trav
eled extensively as a concert art
ist. Despite her youth she has
appeared in numerous concerts.
She has toured as a concert pi
anist in more than 17 states of
the Union—as far west as Tex
as, as far south as Florida, as
far northwest as Illinois, and as
far north as New York—and has
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Language of Flowers
Acacia, friendship.
Almond Blossom, encourage
ment.
Aloe, grief.
Anemone, soul of goodness.
Apple Blossom, you are pre
ferred.
Begonia, steadfast.
Blackthorn, courage under
trials.
Bluebell, true and tender.
Buttercup, homeliness.
Camellia, beautiful but cold.
Carnation (white) purity.
Carnation (deep red), my
heart is broken.
Chrysanthemum, hope springs
eternal.
Clematis, poor but honest.
Clover (white), think of me.
Clover (red), sweetness.
Columbine, uound to win.
Crocus, ever glad.
Daffodil, welcome.
Dahlia, gracious.
Daisy, innocence.
Fern, sincerity.
Forget-Me-Not, forget me not.
Foxglove, deceitful.
Fuchsia, fickleness.
Geranium, courage in adver
sity.
Heather, I am lonely.
Holly, rejoice together.
Honeysuckle, devotion.
Hyacinth, hard fate.
Iris, have faith in me.
Jasmine, friends only.
Laurel, triumph.
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Alphabet of Popularity
Always smile pleasantly.
Borrow not at all.
Consider others first, self last.
Deal kindly and honestly with
all.
Everywhere observe good
manners.
Frankly admit your mistakes
at once.
Give generously of your tal
ents.
Help your fellows here and
there.
Invite your friends frequently
to your home.
Judge not hastily or too
harshly.
Keep your troubles away from
the world.
Lovingly give, liberally re
ceive.
Mind your own business very
strictly.
Never gossip idly about oth
ers.
Often take time to act gra
ciously.
Pay your debts promptly
when due.
Quietly anticipate the wishes
of others.
Refuse ever to act deceitfully.
Seldom criticize adversely.
Treat everybody equally well.
Usually listen more, talk less.
Venture not too curiously.
Wherever you are, talk cheer
fully.
Extend your hand with kind
ly cordiality.
Yet never greet over effu
sively.
Zealously guard your temper
at all times. Exchange.
Best Beginning
Statistics prove that babies
born in the months of February
and March live, on an average,
longer than people born in other
months. The reason is not be
cause they battle during their
early existence with cold weath
er and keen winds, making their
little bodies hardy and strong; it
is, according to Professor Ells
worth Huntington, traceable to
the fact that the cradle of the
human race originated in lands
where late February and early
March saw the end of winter
dearth and the beginning of
spring plenty. Consequently,
nursing mothers were able to
get ample food for themselves
and Iheir babies. With the warm
days of summer following on,
the little child began his life in
the most favorable circum
stances. Nature’s law of the sur
vival of the fittest has handed
down this heritage of health to
the children of today born in
February and March.—Grit.
It’s Not Too Late
Surely you have some snappy
kodak snapshots that you can
let the annual staff use for the
snapshot section of The Eagle;
why not bring them by the
Eagle office (106) and let them
be used? It’s not too late.
—W. A. T.
This Funny Thing
Called Love
Found unconscious on a Buda
pest street, Ferenc Szabo, a
printer, when revived told po
lice that he had set in type the
name and address of his faith
less sweetheart and then swal
lowed the whole thing—57 let
ters, two commas and a semi
colon—with a pint of mild poi
son as a chaser.—N. Y. World-
Telegram.
John Browning, a stone carv
er of Potter Hill, Rhode Island,
has fashioned out of granite
life-sized statues of the girls
with whom he has had ro
mances, and placed them in a
cemetery lot.—Albert Benja
min in The American Magazine.
When her lover, the poet Wil
liam Congreve, died, Henrietta,
Duchess of Marlborough, had a
life-sized wax effigy made ex
actly to resemble him and
dressed as in life. This image
sat opposite her at table and she
talked to it by the hour. At reg
ular intervals the King’s doctor
examined the feet for traces of
gout, Congreve’s old complaint.
—Love Letters of Famous
Poets and Novelists (McBride).
Religion in White House
William L. Stidger, D.D., in
Your Faith
Mr. Roosevelt has had two
crucial periods in his life: one
an extremely personal experi
ence—that of his illness—and
the other a political one, in
which he assumed the leader
ship of the nation in a time of
extreme need.
The story of his personal ill
ness is well known.
Long years of struggle up
from the depths followed his
physical illness; years which
tried his soul, put iron into his
moral fibre, and prepared his
mind and heart for the dark
morning of his responsibility,
that cold, damp dawn of March,
1933.
It was a terrifying hour, with
most of the banks of the nation
closed for the first time in our
history and unemployment run
ning rampant like a monster in
the land.
And into this dark vale strode
a man who knew what he was
doing and where he was going,
and only something which had
happened to that man’s soul
could have ^ven him the right
to walk with such a certain
step. .
Several things happened that
dark day which give me the
right to say that Mr. Roosevelt
himself is sincerely religious.
That black morning Mr. and
Mrs. Roosevelt went to the Pro
testant Episcopal Cathedral in
Washington very early to avoid
the crowds. There they knelt iv
prayer together, and Dr. Endi-
cott Peabody, headmaster of
Groton School, conducted a brief
consecration service.
A second thing happened that
day which has its significance:
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