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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 



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DR. JAMES A. BOYER 

ACTING PRESIDENT 




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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. 







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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. 



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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. 



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JESSE R. ROBINSON 
Vice-President 



MARSELLETTE H. BAKER 
Secretary 




SENIOR OFFICERS 




WILSON Mcdowell 

President 




ARTHUR J. TAPLETT 
Treasurer 



JAMES P. LOCKHART 
Business Manager 




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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. 



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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. 




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Molly S. Ferrell 

"A little learning is a dan- 
gerous thing; drink deep or 
taste not the puritan spring. " 

Commercial Education; B.A. 



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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. 





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Lettie J. Harris 

"Cast thou bread upon the 

water; thou shall find it after 

many days." 
Elementary Education; B.A. 



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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. 



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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. 



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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. 




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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, 



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Herbert A. Oldham 

"I came, I saw, I conquered," 

Health — Physical Education; 

B.A. 
Omega Psi Phi Fraternity; 
Varsity Captain; Basketball; 
Football; Track. 



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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. 




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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. 



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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. 



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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. 



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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 



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SENIOR SUPERLATIVES 





Best Looking 
Most Conceited 
Most Dramatic 



Best Dressed 

Most Co-operative 

Neatest 



Best Looking 
Most Attractive 
Most Dramatic 



Best Dressed 




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Most Popular 
Friendliest 
Best Dancer 



Most Popular 





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Most Quiet 




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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 




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Most Fickle-Minded 
Most Humorous 
Wittiest 



Most Co-operative 





Friendliest 
Most Humorous 



Neatest 





Most DigTiified 



Most Conceited 





Best Dancer 



Most Chivalric 




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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, 
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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 

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Wilkins, Marjorie; 316 West Hill Street; Charlotte, N. 
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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, 

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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 
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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 

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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 




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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 
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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. 



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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 



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CLASS DAY EXERCISES. 




ALUMNI LUNCHEON. 




PRESENTATION OF CHECK FOR NEW CHAPEL PEWS, 



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PROCESSION TO COMMUNION. 




AWAITING THE OPENING HYMN. 




RECEIVING HOLY COMMUNION. 



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CLASS '55 FLAG PRESENTED TO WILSON McDOWELL. 




PRESIDENT'S RECEPTION. 



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COMMENCEMENT SPEAKER BISHOP COLE. 




INTRODUCTION OF PLATFORM GUEST BY BISHOP PENICK. 



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MRS. GREEN DEPOSITS A PHOTOGRAPH OF BISHOP ATKINSON. 




THE LAYING OF THE CORNERSTONE BY BISHOP PENICK. 




PARTICIPANTS IN THE CORNERSTONE LAYING. 



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FIGHT TEAM FIGHT. 



WHAT'S IN THAT CUP? 




GAME TIME. 



HALF TIME. 




PEP RALLY. 



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Official Railroad Watch Inspector 
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SOUTHERN RAILWAYS 



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RALEIGH. N. C. 



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Serving in the Capital City For 40 Years 



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PRINTING COMPANY 



43 Years Successful Printins 



115 W. Hargett Street Raliegh, N. C. 



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