"^S Digitized by the Internet Archive in 2011 with funding from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill http://www.archive.org/details/falcon1955sain '1 'N' / FOREWORD The senior class of 1955, presents the "Falcon" - -a complete yearbook. In it, we hope to record the progress of every individual, class, organization, and department of the college, and to show our parents, friends, and alumni what we have done in extra-curricular activities. A special feature in this yearbook is the Greek section in color. We are living in great hope that this will be a steppingstone to many more issues of the "Falcon." To the patrons and friends who have helped make the publication of this an- nual possible, we express our most sincere appreciation. DEDICATION THE REVEREND MR. SAMUEL D. RUDDER We, the 1955 graduating class of St. Augustine's College, are honored to have such a man of wisdonn, consideration, patience, and benevolence as the Reverend Mr. Samuel D. Rudder for our College Chaplain and faculty member . It is therefore to you, sir, with deep reverence and humility that we dedi- cate the 1955 "Falcon". We feel that it is fitting and proper that we do so in recognition of your distin- guished work here, and in sincere gratitude for all the help and guidance you have given to us and to the other students of St. Augustine's College. LIBRARY PENICK HALL OF SCIENCE :t!": --"-' ■ r-Tf :^L\!^ ATKINSON HALL ><ss:::__: CHESHIRE BUILDING DR. HAROLD L. TRIGG FORMER PRESIDENT f~-^fjwy^Mw DR. JAMES A. BOYER ACTING PRESIDENT INTERIM COMMITTEE ,._.,.*_-^:i,v.*-*;. >-,.-—-"., — •■rte-.^prt..-«.--,..jE=Ti*i-^,^™--».--rirr»r~i <.■>. - ^ . .sUk /^V FIRST ROW: Mrs. Dons E. Ball, Elementary Education; Mr. Richard E. Ball, Business Administration; Mrs. Leona R. Barnes, House Directress; Dr. James A. Boyer, English. SECOND ROW: Mr. James A. Boykin, History; Mr. Fred J. Carnage, Business Law; Dr. David Y. P. Chou, Chemistry; Mrs. Seleah B. Clark, House Directress. THIRD ROW: Miss Lois J.Coleman, Dietitian; Mrs. Julia A. Delany, English; Mr. William H. Delaney, English; Mrs. I. L. Dickens, Dean of Women. FOURTH ROW: Mrs. Margaret A. Glascoe, Supervisor of Laundry; Mr. Christopher C. Gray, Dean of Men; Mrs. Margaret L. Hayes, Business Administration; Mr. Wilson B. Inborden, Mathematics. V V ^^ / FIRST ROW: Mr. Joseph A. Jones, biology; Mrs. Came Z. Matthews, Business Administration; Mr. Richard B. Matthews, Mathematics; Miss Mary E. Moore, Business Administration. SECOND ROW: Mr. Lawrence W. High, Business Mgr.; Miss Esther D. Parker, Cashier; Miss Willie B. Perry, Commercial Education; Mrs. Hazel W. Rice, Elementary Education. THIRD ROW: Mrs. Ernestine B. Saunders, French and German; Mr. John H. Staggers, Social Studies; Mrs. Pauline G. Staggers. English; Mr. Bernice B. Taylor, Superintendent of Grounds. FOURTH ROW: Mr. David C. Virgo, Registrar; Mr. George R. Walker, Physical Education; Mrs. Muriel B. Walker, Librarian; Mrs. Ruth E. Walker, Business Administration. 10 FIRST ROW: Mr. Gordon L. West, Secondary Education; Mrs. Irene E. Wingate, Business Adnninistration; Mrs. Catherine H. Winters, Library Science; Mr. James F. Wise, Art. SECOND ROW: Mrs. Mable B. Wright, Secretary to President; Dr. Elmer C. Schwertman, History; Celia Davidson, Music. / O. 11 SffllOfiS .„v-.>.«^-,~^,---v— "■"'>:«,- -'^V' ■*»*-;»'•"-"'- ■^'' < m O 13 JESSE R. ROBINSON Vice-President MARSELLETTE H. BAKER Secretary SENIOR OFFICERS WILSON Mcdowell President ARTHUR J. TAPLETT Treasurer JAMES P. LOCKHART Business Manager 14 William Alston "All that I am and all that 1 hope to be, I owe to my darling mother." Physical Education; B.A. Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity; Football Team; Baseball Team; Track Team. Maureen D. Anderson "To thine ownself be true." Elementary Education; B.A. Big Sisters' Club; Social Committee; Altar Guild; Usher Guild. Vanilla Anderson "As a man thinketh, is he." Health -- Physical Educa- tion; B.A. Zeta Phi Beta Sorority; Phys- ical Education Club; Future Teachers of America; Big Sisters' Club; Altar Guild. Rosa J. Andrews "It's not the point to hit the star, but it is necessary to aim for it." Natural Science; B.S. Choral Club; Social Science Club; Dramatic Club; Big Sisters' Club; Charm Club; Ivy Leaf Club. Marsellette H. Baker "Life IS what one makes it." Sociology; B.A. Alpha Kappa Mu; Alpha Kappa Delta; Sigma Rho Sigma; Delta Sigma Theta Sorority; Who's Who. Evangeline P. Basnight "Not to conquer, but to ex- cel." Sociology -- Social Studies; B.A. Delta Sigma Theta Sorority; Social Science Club; Future Teachers of America; Big Sisters' Club; Cheer Leaders. Willie Battle, Jr. "Be so great in whatever field you m.ay endeavor, that you will fear the ability of no man." Sociology -- Social Studies; B.A. Student Council; Pen Staff; Pan-Hellenic Council; Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity ; Sigma Rho Sigma; Alpha Kappa Delta; Social Science Club; Who's Who; Editor, Year- book; Track Team; Manager, Football Team; President, Freshmen Class; Student Legislative Delegate. Beatrice Bright-Davies "Wisdom comes from the mouths of babes and suck- lings." Health -- Physical Educa- tion; B.A. Alpha Kappa Mu; Altar Guild; Big Sisters' Club; Canterbury Club; Charm Club; Choral Club; College Choir; Delta Sigma Theta Sorority; Dramatic Club; Who's Who; Yearbook Staff. 15 William E. Brodie "He that spitteth against the wind spitteth in his own face." Biology -- Mathematics; B.S. Omega Psi Phi Fraternity; Beta Kappa Chi; Alpha Kappa Mu; Pan-Hellenic Council; Student Council; Pen Staff; Falcon Staff; Dramatic Club. Sarah M. Chappie "Live for tomorrow, for to- morrow is forever." Commercial Education;B.A. Ruby Campbell "It is costly wisdom that is bought by experience." Commercial Education; B. A. Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority; Choral Club; Chapel Choir; Canterbury Club; Pan-Hel- lenic Council; Big Sisters' Club; Yearbook Staff. Rosa L. Cogdell "All that I am and all that 1 hope to be, I owe to my angel mother." Elementary Education; B.A. Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Can- terbury Club; Dramatic Club; Big Sisters' Club; Curricu- lum Council. Valonia Collins "Give to the world the best that you have, and the best will come back to you." Health -- Physical Educa- tion; B.A. Advisor, Charm Club; Big Sisters' Club; Pyramid Club; "Miss Homecoming"; Bas- ketball. Richard Elliott "Life is what you make it." Natural Science; B.S. Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity. Estelle V. DeBose "Nothing worthwhile is ever accomplished without pas- sion." Elementary Education; B.A. Delta Sigma Theta Sorority; Big Sisters' Club. 16 Molly S. Ferrell "A little learning is a dan- gerous thing; drink deep or taste not the puritan spring. " Commercial Education; B.A. ^*^. »> ' ^M. *¥^ Sadie M. Fields "What we are is God's gift to us, what we become is our gift to God." Sociology -- Social Studies; B.A. Zeta Phi Beta Sorority; Pan- Hellenic Council; Social Sci- ence Club; Executives' Club; Big Sisters' Club; Canterbury Club. Mable Forte "Ever looking forward, never backward." Elementary Education; B.A. Azella I. Foster "On the violin of life, play the chord of success." Pre-Social Work; B.A. Delta Sigma Theta Sorority; Sigma Rho Sigma; Alpha Kappa Delta; Big Sisters' Club; Executives' Club; Social Science Club. Doris J. Gibson "All that I am or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother." English -- Sociology; B.A. Big Sisters' Club; Social Sci- ence Club; Ciuriculum Coun- cil; Dramatic Club; Future Teachers of America. Phillip O. Hand "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you." Pre-Medical; B.S. Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity; F90tball Team; Track Team; Social Committee; Athletic Council; Pan-Hellenic Coun- cil. Sarah V. Harding "To be rather than to seem." Commercial Education; B.A. Charm Club; Canterbury Club; Big Sisters' Club; Fu- ture Teachers of America. Cynthia Harris "All that I am and all that I hope to be, I owe to my darling mother." Elementary Education; B.A. Big Sisters* Club; Charm Club; Basketball. M.^iM Lettie J. Harris "Cast thou bread upon the water; thou shall find it after many days." Elementary Education; B.A. 17 Mary Harry "Give to the world the best that you have, and the best will come back to you." Social Science; B.A. Social Science Club. Haley Haywood "Give every man thine ear, but few voice; take each man's censure, but reserve thy judgement." Elementary Education; B.A. Zeta Phi Beta Sorority. Delois High "Were I to live my life again, I should live it as I have done; I should neither com- plain of the past nor fear for the future." Elementary Education; B.A. Loree Hines "It matters not what you are thought to be, but what you are." Elementary Education; B.A. Zeta Phi Beta Sorority; Big Sisters' Club; Canterbury Club. Robert W. Ingraham "It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak and remove all doubt." Health — Physical Education; B.A. Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity; Pan-Hellenic Council. Fannie M. James "All that I amor hope to be- come, I owe to my sweet mother." Elementary Education; B.A. Big Sisters' Club. Nellie Johnson "All that 1 am and ever hope to be, I owe to my darling mother and father." Sociology — Social Science; B.A. Big Sisters' Club; Social Sci- ence Club. Pattie V. Johnson "To thine ownself be true." Elementary Education; B.A. Dramatic Club. 18 Doris E. Jones "Give to the world the best that you have and the best will come back to you." Elementary Education; B.A. Delta Sigma Theta Sorority; Captain, Cheering Squad; Pan-Hellenic Council; Big Sisters' Club. Commie Landis "I have no way of judging the future but by the past." Social Science -- Basic Busi- ness; B.A. Louise Jordan "We live m deeds, not years; in thoughts, not breaths; in feelings, not in figures on a dial. We should count time by heart-throbs. He most lives, who thinks most, feels the noblest, acts the best." Elementary Education; B.A. Curriculum Council; Social Committee. Josephine Leach "Trouble endures for a night, but joy comes in the morn- ing." Elementary Education; B.A. Canterbury Club; Charm Club; BigSisters' Club; Year- book Staff; Achronian Club. Telza L. Lee "Success comes to those who wait." Commercial Education; B.A. Big Sisters' Club. James P. Lockhart "What we are is God's gift to us; what we become is our gift to God." Chemistry -- Mathematics; B.S. Choir; Alpha Phi Alpha Fra- ternity; Canterbury Club; Layreader; Student Council. Celestia D. Lynch "The challenge of tomor- row." Music — English; B.A. Choral Club; Big Sisters' Club; Delta Sigma Theta Sorority; Adviser, Freshmen Charm Club; Yearbook Staff. Wilson McDowell "All that I am and hope to be, I owe to my mother and teachers." Health -- Physical Education; B.A. "Omega Psi Phi Fraternity; Usher Gui Id ; Basketball; Football; Track; Tennis; Athletic Council; Student Council; President, Senior Class. 19 Rosa Mcintosh "All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my darling parents." Commercial Education; B.A. Big Sisters' Club; Pryamid Club; Dramatic Club; Future Teachers of America." Emma B. McNeil "When duty whispers low, I must reply, '1 can'." Social Studies -- Sociology; B.A. Big Sisters' Club; Social Sci- ence Club; Future Teachers of America. Ulysses Madison "Not at the top, but climb- ing." Physical Education -- Biol- ogy; B.A. Lampodas Club. Ann Y. Mitchell "Be not simply good , but good for something." Music — English; B.A. Choral Club; Big Sisters' Club; Student Council; Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority; Alpha Kappa Mu; Inter-Dormitory Council; Phi Kappa Alpha; Student Standards of Conduct Committee. Edna G. Mitchell "Follow the path; not the travelers." Sociology-- Social Science; B.A. Delta Sigma Theta Sorority; Social Science Club; Future Teachers of America; Big Sisters' Club. ^^ Matilda Moore "Where there is a will, there is a way." Biology -- Social Science; B.A. Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority; Alpha Kappa Mu; Beta Kappa Chi; Who's Who; Dramatic Club; Canterbury Club. Susie B. Moore "Trust no future, kowe'er pleasant," Natural Science; B.S. Big Sisters' Club. Lurena E. Morgan "There is so much good in the worst of us and so much bad in the best of us, that it hardly behooves any of us to talk about the rest of us," Commercial Education; B.A, 20 Herbert A. Oldham "I came, I saw, I conquered," Health — Physical Education; B.A. Omega Psi Phi Fraternity; Varsity Captain; Basketball; Football; Track. /^. Lawrence A. Overton Chemistry -- Mathematics; B.S. Omega Psi Phi Fraternity; Pan-Hellenic Council. Leo L. Oxley, Jr. Chemistry -- Mathematics; B.S. Choral Club; Science Club; Executives Club; Student Council; Curriculum Coun- cil; Asst. Chapel Organist; Social Committee; Yearbook Staff; Alpha Kappa Mu; Beta Kappa Chi ; Who 's Who ; A Ipha Phi Alpha Fraternity; Student UNCF Representative. Agnes K. Parker "What we are is our gift from God; what we become is our gift to God." Commercial Education — English; B.A. Phi Kappa Alpha. Hillard Parker "The greatest health is wealth." Health — Physical Education; B.A. Omega Psi Phi Fraternity; Football Team; Track Team; Student Council; Yearbook Staff; Athletic Council; Social Committee. . ^fC£i^^£9'!ifeBdt^ Elolse Perry "Give to the world the best that you have and the best will come back to you." Commercial Education; B.A. Big Sisters' Club; Canterbury Club; Sec, Pen Staff. Joseph Perry "Properly cultivate the seed of ambition, and success is inevitable." Commercial Education — English; B.A. Patricia Perry Elementary Education; B.A. 21 Vertie Poole "Nothing is either good or bad, but thinking makes it so." Elementary Education; B.A. James H. Revis "A little learning is a danger- ous thing; drink deep or taste not the puritan spring." English -- History; B.A. Pen Staff. Mary V. Ridley "There are too many people praying mountains of diffi- culty will be removed, when what they really need is courage to climb them." Commercial Education; B.A. Doris A. Roane "Not at the top; but climb- ing." Commercial Education; B.A. Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority. Jesse R. Robinson "I shall press on, for God leads, and life holds bless- ings untol'd. Yes, 1 shall leap from crag to crag up and on for life to the full is mine." Social Science -- English -- History; B.A. Social Science Club; Drama- tic Club; Future Teachers of America; Phi Kappa Alpha; Sigma Rho Sigma. Dorothy Rollins "All that 1 am or hope to be, I owe to my darling mother." Commercial Education; B.A. Big Sisters' Club. Hazel Sampson "Strive not to equal, but to excel." Natural Science; B.S. Dramatic Club; Canterbury Club. Doris M. Scott "All that I am and hope to be, 1 owe to my parents." Elementary Education; B.A. Charm Club; Big Sisters' Club. 22 Marie Sherrod "What peaceful hours I once enjoyed, how sweet their memory still; But they have left an aching void, the world can never fill." French -- English; B.A. Delta Sigma Theta Sorority; Alpha Kappa Mu; Phi Kappa Alpha; Who's Who; Curricu- lum Council; Choral Society; Big Sisters' Club; Charm Club; Student Council; Sec., Freshmen Class; Yearbook Staff; Altar Guild; Personnel Committee; Executives' Club; Corr. Sec, Sr. Class; Pan-Hellenic Council; Soc. Comm. Arthur J. Taplett "Seek ye first the kingdom of heaven and all things will be added unto you." English; B.A. President, Regional Canter- bury Commission; Choir; Layreader; Dramatic Club; Who'sWho; Phi Kappa Alpha; Football; Basketball; Base- ball. Joyce M. Smith "Do all the good you can in all the ways you can, to all the people you can, just as long as you can." Elementary Mucation; B.A. Mary Thompson "Give to the world the best that you have, and the best will come back to you." Elementary Education; B.A. Gladys A. Townes "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you." Elementary Education; B.A. Big Sisters' Club; Dramatic Club. Sarah C. Virgo "Full many a flower is born to blush unseen and waste its sweetness on the desert air." English -- Social Studies; B. A. Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority; Sigma Rho Sigma; Alpha Kappa Delta; Phi Kappa Alpha; Alpha Kappa Mu; Who's Who; Yearbook Staff; Social Science Club; Public Relations. Rosa A. Walker "Science is nothing but train- ed and organized common sense, differing from the latter only as a veteran may differ from a raw recruit." Biology — Chemistry; B.A. Charm Club; Natural Science Club; Pen Staff; Pan-Hel- lenic Council; Big Sisters' Club; Delta Sigma Theta Sorority; Alpha Kappa Mu; Beta Kappa Chi; Who's Who; Cheering Squad. Thelma M. Washington "All that 1 and all that 1 hope to be, I owe to my darling mother." Commercial Education; B.A. Zeta Phi Beta Sorority; Edi- tor, Campus Calendar; Alpha Kappa Mu; Pan-Hellenic Council; Big Sisters' Club; Charm Club; Curriculum Council; Who's Who. 23 Mattie L. Wiggins "Be not afraid of greatness: some are born great, some achieve greatness and some have greatness thrust upon them." Elementary Education; B.A. Delta Sigma Theta Sorority; Future Teachers of America; Big Sisters' Club. Marjorie J. Wilkins "Love and desire are the spirit's wings to great deeds." Natural Science; B.S. Canterbury Club; Social Sci- ence Club; Choral Club; Big Sisters' Club; Pen Staff; Ivy Leaf Club; Altar Guild. Gertha R. Williams "Not to equal, but excel." Elementary Education; B.A. Canterbury Club; Big Sisters' Club. Hazel Chapman 24 , ■4a- -'•y^^^r'-'^^'^^^' SENIOR SUPERLATIVES Best Looking Most Conceited Most Dramatic Best Dressed Most Co-operative Neatest Best Looking Most Attractive Most Dramatic Best Dressed :i».,^ Most Popular Friendliest Best Dancer Most Popular ■'^>>y ' Most Q ^^^^^^^^^^^n ^^Hk. ^^^^I^HI uiet Most Quiet 25 Best All-Round Most Athletic Best All-Round Most Fickle-Minded Most Studious Most Musical Most Attractive Most Studious Most Likely to Succeed Most Domineering Most Likely to Succeed Most Athletic Most Domineering Wittiest Most Dignified Most Chivalric Most Musical 26 .*CT»»*iBiI J »s?; Most Fickle-Minded Most Humorous Wittiest Most Co-operative Friendliest Most Humorous Neatest Most DigTiified Most Conceited Best Dancer Most Chivalric 27 SENIOR DIRECTORY 15 Fairview Terrace; Maplewood, D.; 213 Manchester Street; Wil- Alston, William; N. J. Anderson, Maureen son, N. C. Anderson, Vanilla; 2410 Elmwood Avenue; Columbia, S. C. Andrews, Rosa J.; E. 3rd Street; Robersonville, N. C. Baker, Marsellette; 8-F Carver Courts; Kinston, N. C. Basnight, Evangeline; 705 Walker Avenue; Elizabeth City, N. C. Battle, Willie; 405 Lane Street; Wilson, N. C. Bright-Davies, Beatrice; 414 N. Sapodilla Avenue; West Palm Beach, Fla. Brodie, William E.; 909 E. Green Street, Wilson, N. C. Campbell, Ruby Lee; Route 1, Box 304; Chadbourn, N. C. Chapman, Hazel;Route 1, Box 207-A; Vanceboro, N. C. Chappie, Sarah M.; 723 Cedar Street; New Bern, N. C. Cogdell,Rosa Lee; Route 2, Box 398; St. Paul's, N. C. Collins, Valonia; Route 2, Box 303; Hampton, Va. DeBose,Estelle;305 N.W.Sth Street; Gainsville, Fla. Elliott, Richard; 920 4th Street, N.; Birmingham, Ala. Ferrell, Molly Seawell; Route 5; Raleigh, N. C. Fields, Sadie; 1409 Davis Avenue, Mobile, Ala. Forte, Mable; 424 7th Street; Smithfield, N. C. Foster, Azella I.; 403 N. W. 8th Street; Gainsville, Fla. Gibson, Doris; 523 Brown Street; Elizabeth City, N. C. Hand, Phillip 0.;1727W. Master Street; Philadelphia 21, Pa. Harding, Sarah; Pleasant Hill, North Carolina Harris, Cynthia; Route 2, Box 67; Oxford, N. C. Harris, Lettie J.; 307 S. Tarboro Road; Raleigh, N. C. Harry, Mary E.; Route 2, Box 226; Roanoke Rapids, N. C. Haskins, Gloria; St. Augustine's College; 1009 At- lantic St.; Wilson, N. C. Haywood, Haley; Route 5, Box 91-D; Raleigh, N. C; Same High, Delois; 2 Granville Terrace; Raleigh, N. C. Ingraham, Robert; 1842 N. W. 73rd Street; Miami, Florida. James, Fannie; 1209 Goff Street; Norfolk, Virginia. Johnson, Nellie; 522 Shearin Street; Rocky Mount, North Carolina. Johnson, Pattie; 1202 Catling Street; Raleigh, North Carolina. Jones, Doris; 501 S. Harrison Street; Richmond, Vir- ginia. Jordan, Louise; 203 S. Tarboro Street; Raleigh, North Carolina. Landis, Commie; 301 W. South Street; Raleigh, North Carolina. Leach, Josephine; Post Office, Box 625; Laurinbuig, North Carolina. Lee, Telza L.; 721 Church Street; Raleigh, North Carolina. 813 Ransey Street; Fayette- W. Walnut Street; Wilson, Lockhart, James P.; 900 Kelly Street; La Grange, Georgia. Lynch, Celestia D.; 206 Tyson Street; Greenville, North Carolina. McDowell, Wilson; 816 W. Polk Street; Charlotte 6, North Carolina. Mcintosh, Rose; Post Office, Box 374; Pinehurst, North Carolina. McNeil, Emma; 280 Waverly Avenue; Newark, New Jersey. Madison, Ulysees; 206 East Main Street; Dillon, South Carolina. Mitchell, Ann Yvonne; ville. North Carolina. Mitchell, Edna G.; 810 North Carolina. Moore, Matilda; Route 1, Box 146; Scranton, N. C. Moore, Susie B.; P. O. Box 98; Robersonville, N. C. Morgan, Lurena; 619 Chamberlain Street; Raleigh, N. C. Oldham, Herbert; 709 West Main Street; Bowling Green, Ky. Overton, Lawrence A.; 121 E. Church Street; Eden- ton, N. C. Oxley,Leo L.; 1113 E, Morgan Sueet; Raleigh, N. C. Parker, Agnes K.; 7 Dare Terrace, Chavis Hts; Raleigh, N. C. Parker, Hillard; Route 2, Box 4; Richlands, N. C. Perry, Eloise; Route 1, Box 91; Knightdale, N. C. Perry, Joseph; 818 E. Martin Sueet; Raleigh, N. C. Perry, Patricia; Route 2; Franklinton, N. C. Poole, Vertie; 309 Carver Street; Raleigh, N. C. Revis, James; 715 Church Street; Raleigh, N. C. Ridley, Mary V.;312 Bledsoe Avenue; Raleigh, N. C. Roane, Doris; Templemans, Virginia Robinson, Jesse; Route 1, Box 111-A; Stokes, N. C. Rollins, Dorothy; 110 Lincoln Court; Raleigh, N. C. Sampson, Hazel; Route 1, Box 360; Clinton, N. C. Scott, Doris; Box 177; Winton; N. C. Sewell, Robert; B-39 Washington Terrace; Raleigh, N. C. Sherrod, Marie? 20 Gill Street, New Haven, Conn. Smith, Joyce M.; Method, North Carolina Taplett, Arthur J.; 201 Sandford Street; New Bruns- wick, N. J. Thompson, Mary; 341 Gray Street; Durham, N. C. Townes, Gladys; Garysburg, North Carolina Virgo, Sarah G.; St. Augustine's College; Raleigh, N. C. Walker, Rosa; 3112 West 139th Street; Robbins, Illi- nois Washington, Thelma Mae; Route 2, Box 398; St. Pauls, N. C. Wiggins, Mattie; Route 6, Box 52; Greenville, N. C. Wilkins, Marjorie; 316 West Hill Street; Charlotte, N. C. Williams, Gertha R.; Route l.Box 37; Oak City, N. C. Hines, Loree; Route 1, Box 40; Hoffman, N. C. 28 •jl.UIHp'l>i JJlwMli|pWP«WW> CO CO < o o h— I z p 29 < H o o Oh O CO 1 30 '^*V'SJVlKl!r.ii(:i CD CO W 31 s STUDENT COUNCIL PEN STAFF 33 ;•-.' *- ^/ ALTAR GUILD r^i?**-: •2?^!l?f' CHOIR 34 <Mi ^,.i\«>;!»P8»')K*'!«m'™w»m'fflWffl«»iW»^^ !H»»(i:S*»'«llV*tM!<Av!-<KVrti«LVS.,J» 2!SI.^L ALPHA KAPPA MU WHO'S WHO SIGMA RHO SIGMA PHI KAPPA ALPHA 36 nwft ji i L iii g i nw i r itliiiirir-rH f i r ■■-■'-■" •^' " '^ :^..^.:.k^.~.^t^...— -^^^^^^...3-,-....-»a...— ^ ALPHA KAPPA DELTA BETA KAPPA CHI 37 SOCIAL SCIENCE CLUB •'^S^f^ ■'^"''^' '^ DRAMATIC CLUB 38 M«i<fc<i»w>»>itilMiJtt*»A<*aM>>i**>t> V »iiiii<i M ' * ' '' lM ^^ iiiifViiii iii'^im iiiii V ^n"^^^'- y..^.^ „ ■. :;jja»*isi8*MfJ CANTERBURY CLUB STUDENT LEGISLATORS 39 BIG SISTER'S CLUB CHARM CLUB 40 m]>UJMiJ.J«l*ii'nim»i>jiA»ai*!!»«»^^ \vi3iji.-J»il4ili- ^'a-^'a <JltiS!!«C i 5S <s> ^ ^ ^ <5> PAN-HELLENIC COUNCIL ^ ^^ ^ K^ ^X> ^ -7 fb 41 PHI BETA SIGMA FRATERNITY President-Willie Battle, Jr., Vice President-]. B. Small, Secretary-Randolpy Miller, Treasurer-Clayton Brown, Ad- visor-Dr. J. A. Boyer, Dean of Pledgees-Walter Swindell. Queen-Miss Barbara Parker. 42 x.iiiM.iillitii ,u;^,,tiiiu>Mimui^^ l„,,V..!«'«i' ALPHA PHI ALPHA FRATERNITY President-JamesLockhart.Vice President-James Clark, Recording Secretary-Phillip Hand, Treasurer-Richard Elliot, Chaplin-James Lockhart, Dean of Pledgees-Leo Oxyley, Advisor-Mr. J. J. Jones, Queen-Miss Shirley Cherry. 43 4- - KAPPA ALPHA PSI FRATERNITY Polemaich-OwenDuncan, Vice Polemarch-Wilham Alston, Keeper of Records-John Freeman, Keeper of Exchequer- James Wooden, Strategus-William Alston, Lt. Strategus-Henry Stevenson, Historian-Robert Sattlevvhite, Advisor- Mr. W. H. Delany, Lela Amons. 44 iil««ii>'A M.iiii'liiiiiiiaiiiidllto^lBtifciliiiiiiillu'ltetM'iiiitlMtllii iiiiiiiii >i.'jiVjiii_i'iiTii ilLiijIu :> •=«■;, i-*-sri.,. OMEGA PSI PHI FRATERNITY Basileus-William Brodie, Vice Basileus-Wilson McDowell, Keeper of Records and Seals-Lawrence Overton Keep ot Finance-Hillard Parker, Dean of Pledgees-Herbert Oldham. Advisor-Mr. L. W. High. Queen Miss c'atherir - Huges, 45 ^^ 1^^ -^m^ > I h * A ALPHA KAPPA ALPHA SORORITY Basileus-Violet Armstrong, Grammateus-Shirley Addison, Episoleus-Sarah Virgo, Tamiouchos-Ruby Cambell, Dean of Pledgees-Vivian Mackey, Advisor-Mrs. Hazel Rice. 46 ^mngfmmm "•-.■5»«i^ai»»t«iw««»«*»^^ DELTA SIGMA THETA SORORITY President-Marie Sherrod, Vice-President-Edna Mitchell, Secretary-Bettie Hartsfield, Treasurer-Azella Foster, Dean of Pledgees-Edna Mitchell, Chaplin-Marselette Baker, Sergeant at Arms-Estell DeBose, Advisor-Mrs. Mable Wright. 47 ^^^^frr'Wi fTyf»^i--^fi<f-^''f^^fi^ « JIT -*'"* -. ^^^"~* «■ r -- ":-<.v •■■^ ZETA PHI BETA SORORITY President-Sadie Fields, Vice President-Dorothy Burney. Secretary-Rosa Cogdell Treasurer-Thelma Washington. Dean of Pledgees-Dorothy Burney, Asst. Dean-Ruth High, Advisor-Mrs. Brean McHaftey. 48 mmmiffm* »::«i««i««*»J>iB«W««««Kiv«^^ SIGMA GAMMA RHO SORORITY Basileus - Matilda Moore; Vice Basileus - Ina HoUoway; Grammateus - Genetta Moore; Epistoleus - Gladys Giles; Treasurer - Bessie Barco; Advisor - Mrs. A. W. West. 49 'ii^msrs^'!^- ' Vt»aKs/'fesafiSiaiir^«»:'ie»Ki«^^ " iii'iL ; I ' .- - -1, - - . — ^: — .......^v. ■■>.M..:*t^i^«iv«4i|Wft^iflM^^ iSG!»*k<s« Am Left to Right, Miss St. Agnes, Miss St. Augustine's, Miss Alumni. ^ First Prize Float 51 ■^ ^ ■ ' ^fr^-^^ ■* .y;.->».T-» t^» ■■: M^.- 7» HOMECOMING ^M:J^M 52 w ^«P")^r'"^. "■"";' , "-■,':. "I!"'!'.'!' i.llll.lM.I, IIJI . ^ ,11 | flmeics "■■Jjsr^ff'i-'v^.vvc!: 9W, <r%- COACHING STAFF JOHNSON, MOORE, WALKER gg^^«*H^^^^®'^.'*^^i .- ? o.. «- «c- 97 82 ^-, ^j, ,«£, ^94 ,84, 95 /\«> W^ 47i S4 89. -^ ^ .-<!*TO FALCONS OF 54 54 WB^i^?*!^ -"WV "^^■•Wf^^^P ■PHMHIP ■■■«€sv- ¥4^M1>f^^^^^T '^^ 5 -■' /i,vca^\^7^ cff-; )\ ,Ja 1955 BASKETBALL TEAM #«*- TRACK TEAM 55 ALSTON DAVIS BROWN Mcdowell ll y.y ' < \ h Jt-'^ FALCONS St. Augustine's ,^ -:a^ H'i OLDHAM ALL-CIAA SCORE BOARD North Carolina College 25 Shaw University 6 Smith University St. Paul's Poly. Tech. Elizabeth City Teacher's Col. 13 Winston -Salem Blue field State Deleware State 6 HANDS WASHINGTON RICHARDS PARKER 56 ^n^ MAY DAY 57 c ^^EN CEi[j ^ ^ r k'o I. 0-VtEY -^ SUMMA C«>^ V- N\i # 58 CLASS HISTORY What peaceful hours we once enjoyed--a chant that will beconne more famil- iar to us as the years go steadily by, and our thoughts turn again and again to the blissful, carefree years we spent here at St. Augustine's. Let us review these years, and recall every incident lest we lose the enchantment of each precious moment. Timidly and with a flush of green, IZO new faces appeared on the campus of St. Augustine's College on September 17, 1951. These were the prospective members of the Class of 1955 and with this objective in mind the freshman un- packed their bags and set forth boldly to make their presence known and felt. Their efforts were thwarted and spirits cooled by the proficient and learned up- perclassmen, who were uninnpressed except by the green on their faces. Within a short time, we became accustomed to our new way of life and be- gan to get into the swing of things. We elected an able body of class officers, headed by Horace Wade. Freshmen joined the choir, the choral club, dramatic guild, Greek-letter organizations, the brotherhood of St. Andrew, etc. We iden- tified ourselves academically, too, for the Freshmen class had the best repre- sentation on the Dean's list. Our attendant to Miss St. Augustine' s thatyear was V. Collins. None of us will ever forget our talent night when we discovered that among us were such gifted artists as Doris Marie Scott and Vanilla Anderson. During this year, Herbert Oldman distinguished himself by being elected "Athlete of the Year." Hillart Parker, Phillip Hand, William Alston, Wilson McDowell and others maintained rigid training schedules as they struggled to keep their berths on the football team. After a year and a sunnmer, we had become adjusted to college routine and return in the fall of 195Zmore determined than ever to reach our goal. We were fewer in number, however , nnis sing such persons as Nancy Boyd, Daisy McMan- us, Patricia Fryar, Lerlene Higgs, Horace Wade, Katherine Gordon, Hilda Pur- vis, Jean McDaniels, Katie McCoy, Dorothea Wilder, Inez Knox and Janet Bows- er. Of course, their loss was compensated for by Janet Sames, Elouise Perry, Genora Lassiter, Susie Moore, Doris Gibson, Nellie Johnson, Jesse Robinson, Mary Ridley, Joseph Perry, Doris Roane, Emma McNeil, LaVern McCommings and Annie Ruth Monk. Our Class officer s, headed by Willie Battle, set forth to again lead us through a successful year. Again, we were well represented on the Dean's list and in the various activities of the college. Arthur Taplett was elected President of the Regional Canterbury Commission aposition which he held for two years. In the court of beauty, our freshman year Valonia Collins; sophomore year, Gladys Townes was our attendant; junior year, Evangeline Basnight succeeded Gladys Townes as our Attendant to "Miss St. Augustine's". Evidently the rigorous training schedule that Herbert Oldham, Hillard Park- er, Wilson McDowell and Phillip Hand stuck to was to their own advantage, for they were still members of the football squad and basketball team. This was St. Augustine' s great year in basketball. We were runners -up in the CIAA Tour- nament; our Coach, Mr, R. D. Moore was elected "Coach of the Year," and our Freshman player, Clarence Burks, was elected "Most Valuable Player." At the President's Assembly, sonne mennbers of our class again distinguished themselves by receiving certificates of merit for their participation in and con- tribution to the affairs of the college. At the close of this year, we left for home with the hope of returning the next year as sophisticated Juniors. As before, we were fewer in number, but we still remained strong in the spirit of determination, and determined we were. Ten of our classmates were tapped by Alpha Kappa Mu, Four by Phi Kappa Alpha, Five by Sigma Rho Sigma, Five by Alpha Kappa Delta. These students were Sarah Virgo, Azella Foster, 61 iiL*«zc»isw3xr Willie Battle, Rosa Walker, Marsellette Baker, Beatrice Bright-Davies, Leo Ox- ley, Thelma Washington, Marie Sherrod, Matilda Moore, James Lockhart and William Brodie. Our President that year was Wilson McDowell. St. Augustine's College did not go to the tournament this year, but as before Herbert Oldham was all-conference and through the efforts of Hillard, Wilson McDowell, Phillip Hand and others, we had a successful year in football. The dramatic club gave numerous successful presentations of "The Robe". Jesse Robinson and Arthur Taplett from our class played leading roles. Pattie Johnson was the leading lady. Behind the scenes, Doris Gibson and Rosa An- drews applied the necessary nnakeup. This year, we elected Evangeline Basnight to attend Miss St. Augustine's. Aesthetically Leo Oxley played his rendition of "Dream of Olwen" on the "Stars of Tomorrow" show, while politically, Willie Battle introduced a bill to the State Legislature. Mr. Oxley also represented St, Augustine's College at the UNCF Conference in Washington, D.C.. Doris Lynch visited Virginia as our repre- sentative to the Women's Federate Convention. With the end of our Junior year drawing near, we began to feel anxious and elated at the prospect of being "The" Upperclassnnen, and Dignified Seniors. When the fall of 1954 arrived, we returned, eager to complete our course of studies and take our places as alumni of St. Augustine's College. We again elected Wilson McDowell President. Other officers were Jesse Robinson, V. Pres.; Marsellette Baker, Recording Sec; Marie Sherrod, Corr. Sec; Arthur Taplett, Treas.; and James Lockhart, Business Manager. Willie Battle was elected editor of the year. We appointed Doris Lynch and Yvonne Mitchell to compose the class song; Arthur Taplett to write the Prophecy; Azella Foster and Marie Sherrod to write the class history and Beatrice Bright-Davies to write the class poem. Yvonne Mitchell and Arthur Taplett were newcomers to the honor societies. Willie Battle, Marsellette Baker, Beatrice Bright-Davies, Thelma Washington, Sarah Virgo, Matilda Moore, Rosa Walker. Arthur Taplett, Leo Oxley and Marie Sherrod were elected to membership in Who's Who Annong Students in American Universities and Colleges. Our region of Alpha Kappa Mu was presided by our own Leo Oxley. During our senior year, the office of Student Council President gained much dignity under the leadership of James Lockhart and our senior representatives, Yvonne Mitchell and Leo Oxley very ably interpreted our wishes to our student government. In the world of sports, Herbert Oldman was elected again all-conference; and he and Hillard Parker worked together as co-captains of the football team. Under their influence, the team saw another successful year. At the CIAA Tournament, our boys though defeated were still unconquered in spirit. On Mother's Day, Yvonne Mitchell and Doris Lynch made their debut at their Senior Recital. Their days of rigid practice were well-spent, for both young ladies rendered music which we will never forget. Doris Lynch also sang on the "Stars of Tomorrow" Talent Show. To expedite the announcing of bulletins, our class decided to leave to this college, a public address system in the dining hall. Slowly, but surely, the pages of our yearbook began to fall into place. As we looked about us for someone to whom we could dedicate this culmination of our fondest memories, we could think of no one more dear to us than our Chaplain, the Reverend, Father Samuel D. Rudder. As we look back through the years, tears cloud our eyes as we realize the finality of this year. As each tiny memory pushes itself to the foreground, we can truly say--What peaceful hours we once enjoyed--. Historians Marie Sherrod Azella Foster g2 Class of J955 ,itut.iM — -v a fai rt a rr- HM J T . - r i THE PROPHECY OE THE CLASS OF 1955 Dear Lockhart, Time really flies doesn't it? It seems as though it were only a year since we left school but this is 1965, and in the next two months we willhave our class reunion. Once again we will be renewing friendships from our college days. During the past few years, I have been in contact with and nnet several of our classmates. You will be surprised to learn of the marvelous achievements they have made. They truly have been beacon lights of the high ideals and principles of Saint Augustine's College. Dr. Leo Oxley and his college sweetheart are settled in their Massachusetts nnansion. He is the visiting professor at the Harvard Medical School. Soloist Doris Lynch has just given an outstanding recital at the Palladiunn in London. Yvonne Mitchell has been accompanying her. They both are great. Joseph Per- ry, Agnes Parker, Mary Ridley, and Doris Roane have recently opened one of the finer business schools in the country. Also Drs. Williann Brodie, Rosa Walker, and Phillip Hand, have just opened up their new research center in Chicago, following their recent discovery of a cure for cancer. Willie Battle is now a very prominent psychologist in New York City. Mrs. Richard Cox, the former Rosa Lee Cogdell, is in her Trenton, New Jersey home raising her eight fine sons. Miss Marsellette Baker recently received her Ph. D. degree from the University of Pennsylvania; she is now the associate professor at the New York School of Social Work. Gloria Haskins is singing and playing on her own T.V. Showthese days in Los Angeles. Dr. Jannes Revis has just finished another book in the field of History. You know he is professor of History at Columbia Jniversity. Marie Sherrod, Professor of French at Yale University, has re- cently returned from Europe where she had been studying on aFulbright Schol- arship. Of course you have been reading about Herbert Oldham's great fetes on the football field. He is one of the finest players in the game. Ulysses Madison and his wife Edna Mitchell as well as Robert Ingraham and his wife Vanilla Ander- son are living on easy street. They own a very fashionable nightspot in Detroit. Wilson McDowell and his wife Gladys are teaching at the University of Illinois, where Wilson is also head coach. Miss Thelma Washington is the leading stu- dent in her class at the University of Chicago Law School. Sarah Virgo is cur- rently touring Europe and writing numerous novels. Her prolific pen is pro- ducing great material. Azella Foster, a federal social employee, is making an outstanding contri- bution to the community life of the Hawaiian Islands where she is now employed. Beatrice Bright-Davies and Valonia Collins are two of the coaches with the American Olympic Team this year. Ruby Campbell and Telza Lee are employed as secretaries on the White House Staff. Haley Haywood, Delois High, and Loree Hines have just completed a book on Elementary Education. They are all pro- fessors in the field at the University of Minnesota. Hillard Parker, head coach of the University of Southern California, has been having some great seasons out there with his boys. Coach William Alston is working there with him. Dorothy Rollins, Eloise Perry, and Commie Landis are in the real estate business together. They have a lovely office in Philadel- phia. Mrs. Sarah Chappie, once a confidential secretary in the American Le- gation in Rome, has been appointed consul to Liberia, West Africa. I am sure you remember Sarah Harding and Molly Ferrell; well they are secretaries to the American delegation at the United Nations Building in New York. Pattie Johnson is married and has seven healthy boys. In her spare time she writes plays, and has won an Academy Award for one of them. Mary 63 li Thompson is the principal of the largest elennentary school in Washington, D. C. She has four of our classmates, Mattie Wiggins, Marie Scott, Patricia Perry, and Louise Jordan working with her. They are ennploying the very latest tech- niques in elementary education at that school. Do you remennber Emma McNeil? Well, she is the librarian at Princeton University. Mable Forte and Vertie Poole are in Paris with Lawrence Overton. They are the owners of a large catering business there. Richard Elliott and his lovely bride have a fabulous home in Gernnany overlooking the Rhine. He is that country' s renowned interior decorator. Cynthia Harris Moseleyis married to that fannous basketball player and is living, with their twelve children, in their lovely Chicago home. She nnust be an adherent to the doctrine "Cheaper by the Dozen". The Government has engaged Maureen Anderson, Estelle De - Bose, Doris Jones, and Gladys Townes to do a research projectto be presented to the Senate, on the conditions of the elementary schools in Japan. This is part of our foreign aid policy. I am sure that you have heard that Jesse Ray Robinson has been selected as the ambassador to Sw^eden. Hazel Sampson, Marjorie Wilkins, Gertha Williams, Joyce Smith, Rosa Andrews, and Doris Gibson have just published a tremendous volume on the co-relation between the social and natural sciences for Oxford University. The critics say its a great study. Robert Sewell is a top insurance executive with North Carolina Mutual. Rosa Mcintosh is his Secretary. Miss Susie Moore, Hazel Chapman, and Matildia Moore are all doing biological re- search in India for the American Medical Association. Drs. Fannie James, Nellie Johnson, Lettie Harris, and Mary Harry are all doing outstanding work in their fields on the University of Wisconsin Faculty. Lurena Morgan is the secretary to the President of the University of Cam- bridge in Scotland. Dr. Josephine Leach is State Supervisor of Elementary Schools in North Carolina. She received her Ph.D. only last year from the Uni- versity of North Carolina. Our former classnnates Evangeline Basnight and Saide Fields are both happily married now and have twenty children. Ten a piece, that is. Well, Dr. Lockhart I will see you at the reunion for you must tell me about the new hospital you have just established on the West Coast. Your former class and roommate, Arthur Taplett 64 LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT We the class of 1955, being in good mental condition as usual, and in much better temper than usual, do hereby declare this to be our last will and testa- ment. As to such estate as it has pleased the fates and our own capable hands and brains to win for us, we do dispose of the sanne as follows: To our Acting President, Dr. James Boyer, we bequeath our undying love and affection for the guidance and justice he sq graciously gave us. To our Deans, Faculty and Staff, we bequeath our sincere love and apprecia- tion for their unfailing kindness and aid. To our Advisor, Mr. Ball, we bequeath our gratitude and thanks for being our rock and mainstay, and wish for him success with other students in years to con-ie. To the Junior Class, our rightful heirs, we leave our most important and valuable properties, our self-satisfaction, our innportance, and our wisdom we possess in enormous quantities and we hope that the said gifts will be used with pride. To the Sophomore Class, we bequeath the ability to face and overcome any tasks which confront them before graduation. To our friends, the Freshman Class, we leave the courage to endure any obstacles which they might encounter before they become Seniors. The following may seem trifling bequeaths, but we hope they may be accepted, not as worthless things, lavishly thrown away, but as valuable assets to those who may receive them, and a continual renninder of the generosity of heart dis- played in our bestowal. Valonia Collins wills to all the girls left behind her Aldean Moore as a Rose to be looked at, and not to be plucked; to Gladys Bullock to keep the "Virginia's snniles going. Rosa Mcintosh wills her ability to take dictation at 150 words a minute to Miriam Cagle; to Betty Byersher heights and her place among the girls in Tut- tle Building. Vanilla Anderson bequeaths her room in Tuttle Building to Joan King and Vivian Davis in hopes they will keep it as clean as she did. Marjorie Wilkins wills to Mary Evelyn Peay a pair of her glasses, hoping that they will enable her to see what she's missing in this big, wide, wonderful world. To Goldie Thomas, Dorothy Rollins wills her position as Secretary to the Athletic department. Rosa Andrews wills George Brodie to the Campus girls to be seen and heard but not touched. So be it; Her seat in the Drug Store to anyone who feels they are able to occupy it. Azella Foster wills to Carolyn Mackey her ability to stay up all Night and get to her 8 o'clock class, on time the next morning; to Lelia Amons her ability to eat and gain weight. Ruby Campbell wills to her good friends Delois Thomas and Goldie Thomas her pleasing personality and ability to stay out of trouble. 65 fcK —KlMJJ iy Rosa Lee Cogdell wills her place in Zeta Phi Beta Sorority to Emma Vicks and Darline Esters. Susie Moore wills to Mildred Baines her exotic walk and may she accomplish by it. Gertha Williams wills room 17, which is directly above Dean Dickens, to Mildred Baines and Lois Jones. Cynthia Harris wills her pleasing personality to Shirley Addison and her Lesson Plans to Lelia Amons; to Edward Tyler (Bu Bu) her ability to attend all classes. Marsellette Baker wills to Goldie Thomas her undying devotion to Delta Sig- ma Theta and her room in Tuttle to Delois Thomas. Estelle DeBose wills to Goldie Thomas her ability to attend all Sorority meetings and above all be on time. Lurena Morgan wills to Margaree Jones her ability to get to office Practice every day on time, and eat candy in class without getting caught. Gladys Townes wills her ability to do her Practice Teaching during the sum- mer to Barbara Parker. Hazel Sannpson wills her pleasing personality to Patricia Davis and may she use it. Doris Lynch wills her voice to Vivian Davis so that she can be heard in the choir. Molly Ferrell wills Shirley Perry her pleasing personality and ability to get sick everyday in 10:30 classes. Fannie James wills her love for Elementary Education to Doris Burney and wishes her much success. Sadie Fields bequeaths her pleasant smile to Lillie Weston and to Helen McClain her position in Zeta Phi Beta Sorority. Emma McNeil wills to her cousin, Mary Green, her position in the Seniors Class. Beatrice Bright-Davies wills to Ernestine Bullard and Carolyn Mackey her ability to sing and tap dance and to llene Moore her ability to grin and bear it. Evangeline Basnight bequeaths her room in Tuttle Building to Eva Sanders in hopes she will keep it as clean as she has. Marie Sherrod bequeaths to Cinda Ann Rowland whatever stamina she may have left after four years of "toil" in the Dean's office in the hope that it will help to see her through safely and sanely. Nellie Johnson wills to Virgie Basnight her ability to wear heels everyday and may she never suffer fronn fallen arches as she does. To Peggy Cagel, Maureen Anderson leaves her beautiful legs, hoping in the near future she will receive as many compliments as she has and to Delois Thomas her lasting happiness and pleasing personality annong the girls. Doris Gibson wills her seat in Chapel to Evelyn Burwell. Mattie Wiggins wills her personality to Soror Carolyn Mackey. 66 Doris Jones wills to Barbara Mosee her position as Captain of the Cheering Squad and to DeJuanna Browning her ability to be on time to sorority meetings. Willie Battle wills his coolness to Richard Cox, James Clark, and Sidney Snnith, also he wills his nicknanne "Check" to anyone who deserves it. Lettie Jane Harris wills her Elementary Method Book to Frances Louise Coble. To Alnna Taylor, Delois High leaves her ability to get along with others. To Janet Schumpert, Leo Oxley leaves his position as Assistant Chapel Or- ganist and to Robert Turner, he leaves his ability to have six successful ex- plosions in the Organic Chemistry Laboratory. Josephine Leach wills to Laura Coy and Mable Brown much love and success in their college work. Joyce Smith wills to James Dawson and Frances Butcher her hard struggle through college with the hope that they will endure to the end. To Iris L. Collins and Catherine B. Woods, Louise Jordan bequeaths her scant store of knowledge and hopes they will add to it and put it to afar greater use than was in her power. Matilda Moore wills her position in Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority to Jeanette Moore and to Ina HoUoway her ability to get along with other people. Wilson McDowell wills his ability to get along with everyone to anybody who needs it. To Leon Patton, McDowell wills his ability to keep a smile on his face at all times. Commie Landis bequeaths to James Wooden his favorite instructor, Mr. Richard Ball. If there has been anything commendable in his work, thought, or life at the College, Arthur Taplett wills that to those who would have it. James Lockhart leaves to James Clark part of his devout love and devotion for St. Augustine's college and to all of the Alphas, he leaves part of his love devotion for Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity. James Revis wills to James Wooden his ability to understand wonnen. Jesse Robinson bequeaths a portion of his perseverance to Richard Cox and to the Pre -theologians of St, Augustine's College; he wills part of his ability to live a righteous, clean and sober life. If there is any property of ours which we have not bequeathed, we leave our executors to use as they see fit. Signed this day. Here Witnesseth: Pattie Johnson Testator Lee Oxley 67 CLASS DAY EXERCISES. ALUMNI LUNCHEON. 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