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Published by the Students of St. Augustine'* College. RMeigh. X. C. 

■Volume XII M,.vv, 1944 



Delores L. Lewis, '44, Editor-in-Chief 

Ada I. Dance, '44, Assistant Editor 

ROBERT W. Hunt, '44, Business Manager 

William N. Evans, '44, Advertising Manager 

Associate Staff Members 

John Harris, '45 Edith Sands, '46 

Hugh Marshall, '47 

Staff Artist 
John Harris 

Prof. A. P. Chippey Dean C. D. Halliburton 

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ClaSS Motto: "Cfee ^ounJation of Succets if Jjudt QYltk the JJriclcs of Character 


The Class of 1944 is the first graduating class to have felt the full 
impact of this war. More than half of our college career has been spent 
under the shadow cast by the World War. Male members of our class 
have been lost to the armed services every year for three years, and mem- 
bers of our class who would otherwise be with us today are scattered over 
Europe, Asia and the islands of the seas. 

We shall go out into a world vastly different from the one we knew 
before we entered St. Augustine's as freshmen. We hope that we are 
ready to take our places in it. We pray that those who have gone from 
among us. of our own and of other classes, may acquit themselves well. 
We pray that they will return to a better America in a better world. 

St. Augustine's must and will go on. This yearbook issue of the 
Pen is evidence that we who are fortunate enough still to enjoy her advan- 
tages are not unmindful of our privilege. We are striving to carry on the 
best and soundest traditions of our Alma Mater, and shall continue so 
to do. We express our appreciation to the administration, faculty and stu- 
dent body, without whose hearty support this issue of the Pen would not 

have been possible. 


As a token of our appreciation of your labor, and sacrifices in aiding us to acquire 
the higher things in life— of your affection and consolation which you have afforded us, 
we dedicate this Yearbook to our most sympathetic and understanding parents. 


Rev. Edgar H. Goold 

M.A.. S.T.B. 

Cecil D. Halliburton. B.A.. M.A. 

Social Science 


Senior Class Adviser 


Eakl A. McClenxy, B.S.. M.S. 

Head of Education Department 

Pen Staff and 

Senior Class Adviser 

Peaul A. Snoih.rask. B.S.. M.A. 

Biblical Literature and Librarian 

Senior Class Adiiser 


B.S.. M.Ed., M.P.E. 

School Hygiene 

Men's Proctor. Athletic Director 

RF.iiiXAi.n L. Lynch. B.A., M.A. 


Assistant Dean 

Mabel M. Latham. B.S. 

Matron and Dean of Women 


\i::iim: P. Chippy. B.A., M.A. 

Science. Biology 

I'i:.\ Staff Adviser 

.1 W. Holmes 

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Ti.nsi.ey S. SPBAGonts, B A . M.A. 


Mathematics, Physics 


David C. Virgo, B.A., M.A. 

T. Ctrtis Mayo. Mus.B.. Mus.M. 
Director of Music 

L Woods. B.A., Sc.M. 
''hcmistry Department 


Jrr.iA Dei.any. B.A.. M A. 
English. Expression, Dramatics 

Lettye H. Wheaton 

Bern'Ice B. Taylor 
Assistant to Superintendent 

Ei.sie M. Cook 
Secretary and Registrar 

Au.E.\E Pitts 

Edith McClain 
Assistnnt Libritrittn 

Alice Hall 
Supervisor of Laundry 

Catherine Burgess 
Assistant to Matron 

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Mary Emma Bembry 


Edenton, X. C. 

"Nothing endures like a sweet 


Treas. of Big Sisters Club. Treas of 

Les Elites Society. Dramatics, Yearbook 

Committee. Member of "Clique. 

Slung — "Ah, shoo now." 

Look for her to give you a smile 
always, but don't get in her way if 
she doesn't care for you. 


Social Studies 



Maroarette Bi'okxia Campbell 
Buffalo. N. Y. 

"A little learning is a dangerous 

See'y of Big Sisters. Choir. Yearbook 
Committee. Sunday School 

Slang — "HeyNow" 

Very quiet— she is one without friends 
or friendship — hermit. 

French BA " 

Dorothy Palmer Clark 

-Dottie Mae" 
Coconut Grove. Florida 

"Faithful are the wounds of a friend. 

but the kisses of an enemy are 


Big Sisters. Les Elites Society Pr«. 

of Delaney House Govt. Sec y of 

Senior Class. Member of "Clique. 

Si an g — ■■; ain't jealous a-tall" 

Frankness is one of her virtues. She 
is always jolly, and very juvenile. 
French Social Studies B.A. 

John Wesley Copeland 
Raleigh, N. C. 

"Do unto others as you would have 
them do unto you." 

Very quiet— he writes his thoughts in 

the form of poems. 

History B A ' 

Margaret Eloise Donaldson 
Badin. N. C. 

"Sail the seas of ambition with the 
stars as your goal." 

Ass't sec'y of Senior Class. Veleda Club, 

Big Sisters Club. Choral Club. 

Yearbook Committee 

Slang — "You tellin' me." 

Very petite, quiet, sweet, and innocent. 

English French B.A. 

Mattie Jeanette Evans 

Raleigh, N. C. 

Big Sisters Club. Veleda Club, 
Yearbook Committee 

Very quiet— what she knows is hers. 
English History B.A. 

William Nathaniel Evans 

•■Sis' Chief" 

Raleigh, N. C. 

"Keep your eye on the road to your 

goal or ambition and you won't notice 

the bumps." 

Yearbook Committee. Brotherhood of 

St. Andrew 

Slang — "I ain't kidding." 

A great fibber— he keeps you posted 

on the news. 

History Physical Education B.A. 

Vera Frances Gibson 
Lake Worth, Florida 

"The man who seeks one thing in life_. 

and but one. may hope to achieve it. 

Girl's Service League, vice pres. of big 

Sisters Club. Veleda 


Ada Irene Dance 


Richmond. Va. 

"True to herself, true to her duty 


Pres. of Girl's Service League. Sec'y 

of Les Elites Society. Chapel Council. 

Big Sisters Club. Cheer Leader. Volley 

ball; Archery. Ass't Editor of 


Slang — "I mean it this time." 
Very moody, but a very pleasant per- 
son to know. 
French Social Studies B.A. 

Ambitious, she lets you know w 
you stand with her. 

Social Studies 


Dora Hawkins 
Henderson, N. C. 

"Worries are burdens that should not 
be carried around." 

Pres of Senior Class. Big Sisters Club, 
Veleda Club. Yearbook Committee 

Quiet, very studious. 

French English B.A. 

ruth Elsie Hint 

Raleigh, N. C. 

"One cannot love two masters, either 

he will love one and hate the other." 

Les Elites Society, Dig Sisters Club, 

Honor Roll 

Very jolly, fine teacher. 

French English B.A. 

Alexander Mollette Merrick. Jr. 

Wilmington, N. C. 

"To reach the goal of success, never 
notice the bumps." 

Acies Club. Brotherhood of St. Andrew. 
Yearbook Committee 




Rouert Walker Hunt 


Raleigh, N. C. 

"Do unto others as you would have 
them do unto you." 

Pres. of Acies Club, Yearbook Com- 
mittee. Intramural Council. 
Athletic Council 
Jolly — Good natured. 
Chemistry Mathematics B.S. 

Carolyn Sampson Jones 

"C. B. J." 

Jamaica. New York 

"Let another man praise thee, and not 
thine own mouth ; a stranger and 
not thine own lips." 

Pres. of Big Sisters. Ass't sec'y of Zeta 
Sigma Rho Society. House Gov't. Cheer 
leader, member of "Clique." Dramatics 

Slang — "Are you kidding'" 

Conscious of her own worth. 

Social Studies B.A. 

Dei.ores Louise Lewis 


New York, N. Y. 

"In the happiness of others. I seek my 

Pres. of Zeta Sigma Rho Society. Edi- 
tor of Yearbook : Choir. Chairman of 
Intramural Council. Big Sisters Club. 
Assembly Committee. Sec'y of Program 
Committee. College Activities Council, 
Honor Roll— 4 years. member of 
Clique." Athletics. Choral Club. House 
Govt. Cheer Leader 

Slang — "That's a touchy subject." 
Very ambitious, versatile, and efficient 
in her undertakings. 
English French B.A. 

Julia Urruline Magwood 
-Ole Gil" 
Charleston. S. C. 

"A good name is rather to be desired 

than gold." 
Big Sisters Club, vice pres. of Senior 
Class. Treas. of Zeta Sigma Rho Society 
Basketball. Dramatics. Yearbook Com- 
mittee, member of "Clique" 

Slang — "That's a touchy subject" 

Very radical and frank. History 

English Mathematics B.A. 

Gwendolyn Eloise Roberts 


Pineville, S. C. 

"Laugh and the world laughs with you, 

cry and you cry alone." 
Big Sisters Club ; Zeta Sigma Rho So- 
ciety, Basketball. House Govn't. Year- 
book Committee. Honor Roll, member 
of "Clique" 

Slang — "That's some stuff." 

Very talkative, pleasant personality. 

is the life of the party. 

French History B.A. 

Marian M. Dupree 

Farmville, N. C. 

"To thine ownself be true." 

Choral Club. Dramatics 

Quiet, reserved, sweet and musically 


English B.A. 

Annie Kay Spencer 

Scranton, N. C. 

"There is a scarcity of friendship, but 

not of friends." 

Founder and pres. of Veleda Club. Big 

Sisters Club. Altar Guild, Choral Club, 

House Gov't. Planning Committee. 


Slang — "Sharp as a tack." 
Very ambitious and sentimental. 
Social Studies English B.A. 

Charles James Stephens 


Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 

ve to the world the best that you 

have and the best will come back 

to you." 

Pres. of Brotherhood of St. Andrew. 

Acies Club. Intramural Council, Choir. 

Choral Club 


Gkhauhne Badham TUBNEE 


Edenton, N. C. 

Quiet but friendly, thoughtful and 
weet ; knowing more than she lets 

herself speak." 
3ig Sisters Club, Les Elites Society, 
Yearbook Committee 

klang — "I ain't jiving " 

/ery jealous, 

but true to those she 

Elizabeth Cornelia Wills 

Henderson, N. C. 

One who respects his own integrity 
does not attempt to violate the integrity 
of another." 

Veleda Club, Big Sisters Club, Choral 
Club, Yearbook Committee 

Very artistic. 

English Social Studies 


Dora Mae Woodberry 

u Doe-May" 

Hamlet, N. C. 

"Silence is a true friend who never 

Big Sisters Club, Yearbook Committee, 
Treas. of Senior Class, Dramatics, 
Honor Roll 

Slang — "Who' re you hunching." 

Very sweet — quiet. 

French English B.A. 

Thelma Vashti Satterwhite 


Dunn, N. C. 

"Personality is a life-long friend." 

Zeta Sigma Rho Society, Big Sisters, 
Choir, member of "Clique" 

Slang — "VII tell the world it is." 

Personality plus, very petite, she will 
give you a show at any time. 

English B.A. 

Class Poem 

We started out together, Alma Mater, dear; 
All of us stood together, as we now stand here; 
Tho' some have left us, and now we're miles apart, 
We'll never forget that you gave us our start. 

Where'er we may be, in air, on sea, or on the land, 
We'll always remember your constant guiding hand; 
Though we may serve 'neath the red, the white and the blue, 
To the "Blue and the White" we shall alivays be true. 

Within our hearts we'll carry strength and purity, 
And wear the shield of truth as our security: 
it matters not hoiv dark the clouds may seem above. 
Our paths will be brightened by your unflinching love. 

So, to you ivho have kept us alivays by your side, 
To you, whose charity we know will abide 
May your radiant beams, forever shining bright, 
Continue to lead us into the paths of right. 

Elizabeth C. Mills, '44. 

Class Colors: Green and White 
Class Flower: White Rose 


Class Song 

Our work is over, 
Four years have rolled by. 
Our love, Alma Mater 
Will never, never die. 
Your ideals ivill haunt us 
And guide us on our trail; 
We'll strive to keep them 
Our Alma Mater hail. 

Memories we hold dear 
Throughout coming years — 
We never shall forget them, 
We'll alivays be so near. 
The class of forty-four 
Now bids you all adieu. 
Our mother, St. Augustine's 
And Alma Mater true. 

Words By Margaret Eloise Donaldson. 

Music By Delores Louise Lewis. v 

Class History 

As we sit and soliloquise, fingering our much worn books which are really scrapbooks con- 
taining bits of diaries, autographs, cartoons, and souvenirs — all dated from the never-to-be for- 
gotten day of September 23, 1940: a panorama of memories — memories that thrill and burn are 

From various parts of the world hailed seventy-one green, eager, zealous and aspiring indi- 
viduals seeking to attain certain goals which they were to pursue for the next four years. 

Complying to the name of "dog" and undergoing a hilarious week of freshman initiation, 
we finally settled down to more serious adventures. Under the guidance of the president of the 
Student Council we became organized with the election of the following officers: Aaron Herring- 
ton, president: Elsie Hunt, secretary: William McKenney, treasurer. Full of zeal and courage, we 
at once became active in student activities — showing our capabilities in the social clubs, choral 
club, dramatics and sports. In order to promote a more friendly relationship between Shaw and 
St. Augustine's, we sponsored a debate between the two freshman classes under the direction of 
Miss Baird. This was unanimously won by our class. Looking back over our first year at St. 
Augustine's, we can say that the fruits of our labor were obvious by the number of prizes awarded 
to our classmates for outstanding scholarship as well as for exemplyfying traits of manhood and 

As the fall of 1941 rolled in we were fifty in number, although some were not members of 
the original freshman class. Being "wise fools." with a feeling of superiority, we could hardly wait 
to plan for the orientation of the incoming freshmen. Under the piloting of our officers. William 
McKenney. president; Elsie Hunt, secretary: Aaron Herrington, treasurer, we soon plunged into 
an ocean of activities. Proving our worth to the institution, we found ourselves occupying lead- 
ing positions in every organization or activity in which we had soared. The high scholarship of 
many members of the class stood firm. During the latter part of the year we could feel the pangs 
of the war. for several of the male members of our class were called into active duty. At the 
close of this school year we selected our officers for the incoming year. The following officers 
were elected: Aaron Herrington, president: Carolyn Jones, secretary; William McKinney, treasurer. 
With the clouds of war hanging over our heads we returned our junior year with more determina- 
tion to fulfill our obligations. Realizing the enormous decrease in size, the remaining few resolved 
to double their strength and courage. With Aaron Herrington leaving for the Air Force. Robert 
Hunt was chosen to guide us through the remaining school term. This year, feeling a need for 
more social activities, Annie K. Spencer founded the Veleda Society. Literary prizes were awarded 
to Marion Dupree. Dora Hawkins and Mattie Evans. May found Ui making plans for our Junior- 
Senior Prom, which was most successful. By this time most of the young men had already joined 
the armed forces. 

Full of zeal and ambition, we entered our senior year by first electing the following officers: 
Dora Hawkins, president; Dorothy Clark, secretary; and Dora Woodbury, treasurer. This cour- 
ageous group had decreased to twenty-three. Ever conscious of the increasing expectations and 
responsibilities before us, most of us become leaders in whatever activity we participated. Dorothy 
Clark, President of the Delany House Government; Ada Dance, President of the Girls Service 
League; Delores Lewis. President of the Zeta Sigma Rho Society: Annie Spencer. President of 
the Veleda Society; Charles Stevens. Director of the Brotherhood of Saint Andrew; Carolyn Jones. 
President of the Big Sisters Club, and Robert Hunt. President of the Acies Club. Many other 
members held respected offices in these organizations. After four years of gallant marching for- 
ward, most of us still rank high in scholarship, athletics, spiritual and social activities. As our 
size constantly declined we still fought bravely without ceasing. Realizing our weaknesses and 
many faults, it may be said of us that in whatever we undertook we gave the best we had. (Although 
we gave much we received more). 

And now as we complete the College chapter of our history we are happy and yet sad. We 
are happy to graduate and yet sad to leave so many of our friends and our Alma Mater to which 
we owe so much. Traveling along our separate roads of life to success, we shall always keep in 
mind the qualities for which Saint Augustine's stands. 

Class Historians. 
Eloise Donaldson- 
Annie Spencer 
Ada I. Dance 

Class Prophecy 

The plane was due to arrive in Hamlet at 12:30 Wednesday afternoon. Both Carolyn and 
I were very anxious to see Dora, now Mrs. Graham, since it was seven years ago at St. Aug.'s 
commencement that we last saw her. That was the year that our wonderful class of '44 graduated. 

The hostess announced that we were now landing. We got out of the plane, looked around 
and there we saw Dora coming toward us. She was being followed by three children. Dora seemed 
so happy to see us. and we were certainly happy to see her. She introduced us to her beautiful 
twin daughters and her handsome son — whom we found later to be the image of his handsome 

Dora led the way to her car and drove us to her beautiful home in the suburbs of Hamlet, 
where we were to spend the hours between plane time. On the way to her home Dora told us 
that she was teaching French in the High School there. 

Arriving at the house, we freshened ourselves and were then served lunch on a beautiful 
lawn. We hadn't told Dora in our wire where we were going, so when she asked, it was Carolyn 
who replied, "We are on our way to visit Dottie — now Mrs. Farrar. She has invited us down 
to spend a few weeks with her." Dora had already heard of their quintuplets. I explained that 
Carolyn and I had seen quite a lot of each other lately, since I was living in Connecticut and 
often went to New York due to my work in the theater. I had just completed one of my most 
successful productions, so I was resting a few weeks. Carolyn, giving up her embalming business 
in Raleigh, had come to New York before going to Rock Hill where she will be married next month. 

Replying to Dora's question concerning the whereabouts of our other classmates, I replied. 
"You'll never guess who the hostess on our plane was — none other than Mattie Evans. She told 
us that Dora Hawkins is head of the French Department at dear ole St. Aug. Dora astonished 
us by telling us that Eloise Donaldson and her all-girl orchestra was receiving much acclaim in 
Europe along with her featured vocalist. Marian Dupree 

We drifted off to other conversations, but naturally enough the conversation was again 
turned to our classmates. Being Carolyn, she asked about the boys of our class. She also partly 
answered by telling us that she had just received a letter from "Big Chief" Evans — now bank 
president in Raleigh. In his letter, he mentioned the fact that Wesley Copeland was now the 
father of six boys and was doing a fine job as Dean of Men at our ole Alma Mater. He also sent 
a clipping from a Wilmington newspaper written by Alex Merrick. Alex is editor of the paper 
and also writes the featured column in the paper, "Advice to the Lovelorn." 

The maid came in with the coffee and as we sipped, I told Dora and Carolyn that Annie 
Spencer had achieved her life-long ambition and was an instructor of Social Studies at Atlanta 
University. When Carolyn asked about her roommate "Gwen" Roberts, I shocked her by saying 
that on a recent trip to Washington I had seen "Gwen" who had just left Charlottesville and 
was now engaged to her childhood sweetheart. He is a prominent man there and with his influ- 
ence, she is about to become a featured dancing attraction at the "Caverns." While in Washington, 
I also met "Dee" Lewis, who has her Ph.D. in French and is director of athletics at Howard Uni- 
versity. Believe it or not she still hears from Phillip and they haven't met yet. Dora told us 
that while we were in Florida we should be sure to look up Vera Gibson, who has her Ph.D. in 
history and is head of the History department at Florida A. & M. She also told us to attend 
the St. James Episcopal Church in Miami and hear the Rev. Mr. Charles Stephens, pastor. 

With the entrance of Dora's husband and her three adorable children, our conversation 
paused. We were introduced to her husband, who told us to make ourselves at home and stay as 
long as possible. But. looking at our watches, we discovered that three very pleasant hours had 
passed too quickly; which left us with only one hour before our plane left. 

Knowing that Dora and her roommate, Mary Bembry, had lost contact. I informed her that 
Mary had been in Hawaii for several years and had then gone to New York where "Tank" Hunt 
is head surgeon at Harlem Hospital. After a year, she had left New York, gone back to Edenton 
and was now in a convent. I gave Dora her address. 

Dora exclaimed as we went up stairs to get our things, "I almost forgot to tell you that I 
received a most interesting letter from Bette Wills last week. She has an art studio in Paris and 
has also published her fifth volume of poems. I also read in the paper about Margarette Campbell's 
being head instructor of the Boston Conservatory of Music and of the fine work she is doing." 

As we came down stairs, we discussed Vashti Satterwhite's latest starring role in "Lancelot," 
now a current movie. Carolyn told us that while in Raleigh she saw Elsie Hunt, now Mrs. Perry. 
and mother of five girls. She told us that quite often she used to see Geraldine Turner, but that 
last year she had gone to India to live. As we drove to the airport, I told Dora that I would be 
back in Connecticut in two weeks and invited her up for a visit. I added that while there I would 
certainly have to take her to the newest and swankiest night club in New York — owned by none 
other than Ada Dance. Dora accepted the invitation and we arrived at the airport in time to hear 
our plane being announced. 

We thanked Dora for a lovely afternoon and as we boarded the plane for Florida, we agreed 
that those four hours had been four of the best ever spent. 

Julia U. Magwood, Class Prophet 

Caboltn Jo.ves and Dora Woodberry. Assistants 

Class Will and Testament 

We. the senior class of St. Augustine's College, City of Raleigh. State of 
North Carolina, realizing that our college days are drawing to a close, do take 
this means of bequeathing some of our treasures which we have accumulated 
during our years here. We request that our legatees guard them forever. 

To our Alma Mater we pledge our most sincere love, loyalty and devotion. 
To our advisers. Dean Halliburton, Mr. McClenny and Miss Snodgrass, we 
pledge our sincere appreciation for their guidance. 

To our faculty, our thanks for their efforts in instructing us during the 
four years we have spent here. 

We dispose of our most valuable assets as follows: 

We. the graduating class of 1944. leave to the students of St. Augustine's College all of our 
lost textbooks, our flunking marks in Political Science. Biology. French and History, half-empty 
ink bottles and cur seats on the angle. 

Our Chapel seat' we leave to the Junior class, which they are requested to fill with regularity. 

DORA HAWKINS — wills her ambition and willingness to work to Margaret Mack. 

MATTIE EVAN'S — wills her ability to "over-do" things to Sadie Ringgold. 

WILLIAM EVANS — bestows his love affair and ability to buy a ring and bracelet at Christmas 
time to George Stanley. Here's hoping the latter can foot the bill. 

CHARLES STEVENS— wills his coolness to Francis Clarke and "Billy" Jackson. 

ALEXANDER MERRICK — bequeathes his inquisitiveness and ability to hold on to things to 
Leroy Thompson. The latter, at present, is innocent of both. 

VASHTI SATTERWHITE— bestows her personality and "oomph" to Harriet Lee. 

ELSIE HUNT — wills her studiousness and ability to Juanita Banks. 

ROBERT HUNT— wills his mathematical ability to Willie Fennell. 

DELORES LEWIS — bequeathes her versatile manner to LaVerne Gordon and Juanita Parker 
and her title as "The most athletic girl on the campus" to Bernetta Horton. 

CAROLYN JONES — wills her egotism to Arthurine Cooke in hopes that the latter will not 
let it get the best of her. 

JULIA MAGWOOD — bequeathes her many love affairs to anyone who can solve them — "Lest they 

DOROTHY CLARKE — leaves her ability to transact business without the world knowing about 
it to Bernetta Horton, "Bee" Scott, and Edith Graves. 

GERALDINE TURNER — wills her position as secretary to Mr. McClenney to Joyce "Kerosene" 

ELOISE DONALDSON — bestows her poise and dignity to Gwendolyn Smithwick in hopes that 
she will keep them in mind at all times. 

ELIZABETH WILLS — bequeathes her ability to be seen to Corinne Wright and Carolyn Evans. 
She requests that they be shared equally. 

DORA WOODBERRY — bequeathes her ability to stay at home and be quiet to Marguerite Nixon. 

ANNIE SPENCER— wills her quality of leadership to Dorothy McKenzie. 

MARGARET CAMPBELL — wills her musical ability to Bessie Zachery hoping that one day- 
Bessie will reach Carnegie Hall. 

VERA GIBSON — leaves her ability to stay up after midnight to study Bible and then go to 
breakfast, to John Jarrett and Elisha Clark. 

MARIAN DUPREE— wills her nonchalant aUitude to Winifred Primo. 

JOHN W. COPELAND — leaves his car to the basketball boys in hope that they are able to reach 
all C. I. A. A. games on time. 

MARY BEMBRY — bequeathes her sweet personality and simplicity to Doris Harris and the 
title "The Best Dressed Young Lady On the Campus" to Gwendolyn Smithwick. 

ADA DANCE — leaves her position as President of "The Girls Service League" to Helen Craig. 

GWENDOLYN ROBERTS— bestows her daily"shows" to Sassafrass. Queen Moore. Rosa Hopkins. 
Pattie Laws. "Raye" Lyttle and Hattie Watford, hoping that they get as many encores as she. 

THE "CLIQUE OF THE SENIOR CLASS"— leaves their 2 a m. snacks to anyone who is able 
to go to Bible the same morning without sleeping in class. 

We hereby charge to the students of St. Augustine's College the task of executing our last 
Will and Testament. 

In witness thereof we have hereunto set our hands and seal this eventful day of May in the 
year of our Lord, one thousand nine hundred and forty-four. 

The Senior Class, '44 

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St. Augustine's College has for its first time, an Intramural Council 
which has representatives from each class and students seeking Part-Time 
Majors in Physical Education. The duty of the Council is to foster 
enjoyable activities, promote better spirit, cooperation and understanding 
among the student body and last but not least, to promote a well balanced 
intramural program. 

Basketball, Volleyball, Field Hockey, Archery, Badminton, Shuffleboard, 
Tennis, Ping-Pong, Stunts, Creative Dancing, Soccer and Track are a 
few of the activities in which we hope the entire student body will par- 

It is my undying hope that the members of the Intramural Council will 
strive to make this new project a success by encouraging the students to 
seek participation in all sports in order to keep physically fit by develop- 
ing their bodies as well as their minds. With the guiding leadership of 
our adviser, Mr. Allen E. Weatherford, the Council shall and will become 
one of the prime organizations at St. Augustine's. 

Delores L. Lewis, 

Chairman, Intramural Council. 


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Delores Lewis John Copeland 

Yashti Satterwhite William Evans, Jr. 

Dora Woodberry Charles Stephens 

Mary Bembry Charles Stephens 

Dorothy Clarke Robert Hunt 

Dorothy Clarke Robert Hunt 

Elsie Hunt John Copeland 

Gwendolyn Roberts Alexander Merrick 

Delores Lewis Robert Hunt 

Les Elites Dedicate This Page To Their 
Chancellor Brothers Who Have Gone To War 

The leaves that on the trees we found 
Are note but dust upon the ground 
The limbs that stood the stormy blast 
Have broken from the strain at last 
And friends and pals you once did see 
Are now a ixirt of memory 
For on the fields both near and far 
The Chancellors have gone to war. 

The skies that once were clear and blue 
Are covered now with sombre hue 
The air that did with odors swell 
Is pungent now with acrid smell 
They're fighting now as ne'er before 
To keep the tyrants from this shore 
Chancellors or soldiers they're all the same 
For after all — What's in a name' 

tile Mason can now hold his own 
Since he has to a sergeant grown 
Brad Marshall cool as e'er you bet 
Now rolls a fcncy tourniquet 
James Johnson in a calmed tone 
Se7ids words across o'er telephone 
And all of you who knew Chief Kent 
Can bet his time is now well spent. 

The Miller boys have found their spot 
out where the fire is really hot 
For they now tight without retard 
As members of our own Coast Guard 
Although I haven't much to show 
Fve tied my lot to radio 
I knoic that whatsoe'er I do 
The message must always go through. 

They've been in pitching from the start 
And each has gone to do his part 
The strong have gone: the crippled too 
Each has a certain job to do 
For this last fact I would endorse 
As crippled — Chancellor "RED" Morse 
And Howard Pullen — there's a guy 
If he's not strong I ask you why. 

Those are a few; there're many more 
The names of which you've heard before 
Bembry. Lecompte. Foxwell. and Sellers 
They're pitching in like reg'lar fellows 
Brocco, "TEX" Allen, and Galamison 
Will be in there till all is won 
For on the fields both near and far 
The Chancellors have gone to war. 

Joe Gordon with all stress and strain 
Now studies to erase man's pain 
And Fax and Beckles for all to see 
March bravely with the infantry 
Lloyd Quarterman who would not shirk 
In Chemistry has found his work 
The task McKinney chose to do 
Will make of him a doctor, too. 

Some were your friends, none were your foes 
Some were pals, others your beaus 
Some talked too long, others too loud 
Some were too simple, others too proud 
They're striking them hard like the fellows you know 
And if you stay behind them they'll lick any foe 
They're fighting like mad: They're winning the fight 
They're proving to all that right maketh might 
For soldiers or CHANCELLORS, they're both just the same 
For after all — What's in a name? 

By Artiu'r Lank. 

Special acclaim should be given to 2nd Lieutenant Thomaa Bembry, 
who has achieved the highest rating among his Chancellor brothers 
now serving in the armed forces. 


"Tank Hunt" coming to Bible on time 
Gwen Smithwick being as sedate as Mayme Schiller 
Joyce Mason not popping gum 
Gwen Roberts going a half day without talking 
Marguerite Nixon uttering willful misrepresentations of true facts 
Hugh Marshall not being an honor student 
Joyce Meyers not being the faithful servant 
George Stanley without an overweening opinion of himself 
Nita Banks controlling her temper 

Julia Magwood speaking less than 100 words a second 
Charles Farrar getting to Mr. Weatherford's office on time 
Augustine Morrison being grouchy 
Hattie Redden and Willie Fennell being jitterbugs 
Shirley Williams being as tall as Cliff and as fat as Braithwaite 
Sarah Dupree not blushing 
George Mask being an athlete 
Florence Scott with a melodious voice 
Bea Scott with a cigarette of her own 

Norma Levister not borrowing a penny for her roommate 
Winifred Primo not worrying over trifling matters 
Audrey McQueen the same size as Cat Williams 
Arthurine Cook frequenting the College Inn 
Doris Harris not using her hands as an assistance in talking 
Doreatha MacHardy cutting Chapel 
Vera Coger not having moody spells 
Jo Jo not gossiping about her "Johnny" 
Vashti Satterwhite not "riding a horse" 
Margaret Mack in a hurry 
Edith Graves not crying the money blues 
Lillian Allen and Eva Calhoun with a clean room 
Marian Foye without her "lollypop" 
Dora Woodberry awake after 9:30 P.M. 
Clara Debnam without a service man 
Bernard Ivey makin an "A" in French 
Charles Johnson not "protectir e ' Coble's Store 
Delores Lewis not speaking her :nind 

Co-workers — Sassafras. Watford, Holmes. Moore. Hopkins being separated 
Eloise Donaldson. Beulina Roberts. Marilyn Miller, and Eunice Tucker as 
noisy a? some of the senior girls at midnight 



M. Campbell take more time and interest in her personal appearance 

A. Merrick stop meddling in other folk's affairs 
J. Harris get a girl friend he can call his own 

B Horton stop worrying about "what people will say" 

B. Kelsey be given recognition for her participation in sports 

C. Landers stop dodging the draft board 

T. Ringgold give her white boots a rest on sunny days 

0. Muse spend less time with service men 

D McKenzie and L. Gordon wait until they are married before expressing 

their emotions in public 
G. Smithwick slow down in her "speed" 
All lovers be given a private rendezvous to preserve the good name of 

the Delany Building 
The Intramural Council create a worthwhile basketball team for the girls 

in order to compete with outside teams 
The junior class take on characteristics befitting seniors of St. Augustine's 
The sophomore class aim at higher goals than did the juniors 
The freshman class, no longer greenhorns, dig in and get to work 
The entire student body be more conscious of the beauty of the campus — 

do not beat untrodden paths upon the grass; and above all. use the 

litter cans for wastes 
The Big Sisters Club not think of the name but the responsibility and 

duties with which they are endowed 
All social clubs on the campus get together and not try to out-do each other 
The boys, being few in number, act more sociable to the young ladies 

other than their close companion. 


There are few happenings on St. Aug's campus. I wonder if you already 
know about them. Well, anyway, here it goes — 

Did you know that G. Mask signed a pact with B. Gordon over B. Horton? 
It really seems that old love never dies. 

I suppose you know that Mr. Braithwaite is still as fat and his love affairs 
are really failures. 

B. Scott and D. Harris had to resort to high school connections. 
"Chatanooga," do you go in for prize fights or mud baths? 

It seems as if Boston gave up one engagement ring for another. Evidently 
he is looking for the wedding band. 

Bertha, tell us, what are you trying to do — bring a closer relationship be- 
tween Shaw and St. Aug.? Well, that's one way to build it up. 

Ada and Carolyn really went in for the N. Y. Pontiac — taking your turn 
is really fine, eh? 

E. Harris, you don't have anything to lose — not even your name (maiden). 

By the way, I wonder if Shirley and Joe have forgotten the "red coats" who at- 
tend Shaw. When do you have your callers? 

I wonder if B. Robinson will ever stop kicking in Harold Wright's stall. Also 
it seems that John Harris would grow up and stop falling in the same ditch twice. 

I wonder what Mary Bembry and "Tank" Hunt are doing? V. Brown seems 
to be cutting her out. 

Say, Lil Allen — who censors your mail, Juanita Banks? 

"Wonder Boy," Clif, we've changed your name to Adam since Eve has 
tempted you. 

I know M. Nixon will miss G. Turner and A. Dance on the chicken expe- 
dition. They seem to be well supplied all the time. 

Hattie Watford, whose technique did you like the best, Steve's or Joe's? 

Nora Maultsby, are you being rationed on your phone calls or has Uncle 
Sam given you a release? 

Dotty C, do you still think you will get the ring before you leave? I don't. 

Mamma Joyce, don't let your brood give you grey hair. 

Nita Parker, can Thompson hear when you speak or does Meharry hear at all? 

Gloria Davis, when are you going to profit by your mistakes? Wise men are 
only bitten once. 

My, my, E. Sands treats J. Smith like a nobody. Well the longer you live the 
more you'll learn — Babies don't go to college. 

Ernestine Hopkins, absence certainly makes the heart grow fonder for some- 
one else. 

Well at last C. Johnson has a girl friend and is chatting in a high tone. I won- 
der if miracles will ever end. 

C. Jones was worrying about ducking Pullen before he came, after then, she 
worried about his ducking her. Funny things happen. 

M. Bembry seems to like the "Black convertible." It is smooth, isn't it, Mary? 

William Jackson took Rosa Hopkins from Hugh Marshall, but Hugh mended 
his heart by telling his troubles to Juanita Banks. 

Anne Coleman meant no harm when she took Francis Clarke from Miss 
McHardy, Hattie didn't mind taking him from Anne either. It was simply done 
by "Chatting in a low tone." 

Louise Mitchell used to swoon at the sight of S. W. Carter, 111, but now she 
swoons at the sight and thought of a certain Marine. 

The truth is the light, n'est-ce pas? Everything that has been said ivas said in 
good faith, if you don't want it known, don't let it happen. 


Edith Graves, '45 — "Get on the beam because the ball is too slow." 

Up and down the corridors of the dormitory, in their suites, and around th 
campus the Juniors can be heard saying to their classmates and friends : 

Doris Harris — "See ivhat I mean, butterbean?" 

Florence Scott — "Well, what you know?" 

Rebecca Bartley — "Well I swarnie." 

Thelma Wallace — "Laudy Claudy." 

Otis Muse — "Yea Jackson — Say when." 

ALETHA Dupee — "You are just like a cube in the frigidaire — strictly a square. 

Amorine Young — "Say, what are you putting down today?" 

Mary Scott — "Poot it in the booshes." The Va. lingo. The translation of it mean 
— "Put it in the bushes." 

Marguerite Nixon — "Would you believe it?" 

Joyce Mason — "Oh. you know it too?" 

Norma Levister — "Well do." 

Elisha Clark — "Good. Good — What say-y-y." 

John Jarrett — "Good, Bon." 

Lucille McQueen — "Oh, no-o-o." 

Dorothy McKenzie — "Take it easy, baby." 

Ruth LeFlore — "Oh murder — she says." 

Joyce Meyers — "Oh, you beautiful baby." 

Dorothy Joseph — "What are you doing?" 

Johnny Harris — "Are you kidding." 

Helen Craig — "You're wrong." 

Beulah Kelsey — "Solid." 

Bessie Zachery — "I'm slow but sure." 

Antoinett Duncan — "What say?" 

Juanita Parker — "Well shucks." 

La verne Gordon — "Whatcha putting down?" 

AUTHURINE COOK — "Believe it or not." 

Margaret Mack — "Say it again and say it sloic." 

Bernetta Horton — '7s that right." 

Lillian Dupree — "Are you fooling?" 

Gwendolyn Younge — "Take your hat and leave." 

"The Slanging Sophs" 

Slang to us is a funny ole thing 

For it finds its way on glittering icing 

To the hearts and the tongues of all co-eds — 

Front the bottotn of the foot to the top of the head. 

Now, first of all. let's take the "Sophs" 
When it comes to slang, you bet they're tops; 
They're tops in class, i hanips in sports, 
"No question about the piano forte." 

In case you're puzzled, "jellybean" 
And you don't dig just what we mean 
There's Stanley and Saunders in basketball 
And we "ain't kidding, not a tall." 

Now, "you're not being serious" if you say 
That Mask and Williams cannot play 
There's Watford. Sands, and Stitt in camp 
And Sadler holds "The Boogie" champ. 

We're not bragging when we insist 
That sophomores lead the honor list 
"there again," we put it down 
Anywhere a text book can be found. 

We want to emphasize the fact 

That in dramatics we take the act 

With Cliff and Shirley, Charles and Wright 

We "woio" the crowds on opening night. 

Creative dancing's not child's play 
Just watch the Sophs swing and sway 
And when we "jump" at Taylor Hall 
Boy. "we are beaming and on the ball." 

Cooperation is our pass word 

We stick together like a flock of birds 

Great friendship ties we've already formed 

With boys of the campus and girls of the dorm. 

If you disagree with what we say 

"Just take your hat" and go your way 

This comes from our hearts, our souls and bones 

We've only been "chatting in a very low tone." 


Neal Stitt, '46 
Pattie Laws 
Queen Moore 
Gloria Davis 


By Gkiiai.him. Tiunkk 

.1 lot of keen reasoning 

Belongs to Dora Hawkins in all seasons. 

Julia is surpassingly line; 

And has a very steady mind. 

The large girl with the brown skin face: 

If you are taking about attractiveness and jiving 

It's C. B. J. 

Dora Mae can be very happy and gay. 

But she always retains her conservative way. 

A natural stceetness of disposition ; 

"Dee" is versatile and has ambition. 

"Tank" has a very clever brain. 

Could get lessons without much strain. 

Bettie has a heart alive; 

To write the beauties that nature hides. 

Summer, winter, spring or fall. 

Mary E. is the best dressed of them all. 

She j)lays the piano and has plenty of spunk; 

But Vashti is the most petite and full of junk. 

Vera maintains the good habit of observation ; 

And is skilled in the graces of conversation. 

Marion has qualities of ease and grace; 

And wears her dresses trimmed in lace. 

Steve has charming qualities that are helpful to a man: 

In classes or out-of-doors, he will help you if he can. 

In her charmingly cordial way, 

Annie Kay will win friends any day. 

Margaret walks with no particular speed: 

She has good graces and likes to read. 

Elsie hopes to ride safely into the harbor of success: 

If it takes ambition she has the best. 

Copeland is a good natured boy 

And gets a kick out of having joy. 

Eloise is as steady as a clock: 

Plays the piano to make you rock. 

If you are ever lonely and blue; 

"Big Chief" has a joke for you. 

Dottie is a person of winning charm. 

Who talks without meaning any harm. 

"Given" is in robust health : 

And her clever brain will bring her wealth. 

Merrick is very obliging. 

His conversations will keep you smiling. 

Ada turns a blow with a jest. 

And gives you kind?iess at its best. 

Mattie Evans with her studious mind. 

Is sure to find success in the course of time. 

Winsomely and lovingly "Jerry" gives praise 

For all the qualities her classmates have; 

Although she has a fickled mind 

she is alivays very kind. 

"My Meditations" 

There were many times that I was lonely; 

There were many times that I was blue: 
And also times when I was in need of a very dear friend. 

One that would be true to the end. 
One that is always sweet and gentle. 

One that I consider more like you. 

There were times that I was down-hearted. 

And all signs of inspiration gone. 
There icere many times I'd sit and wonder. 

How bad it was to be alone; 
Alone icith all my sorrows, and no one to tell them to. 

Then I would often wonder how it would be 
To be able to talk to someone like you. 

Sometimes I'd sit in my little room 

Wondering how nature alw-ays plays her part. 
When at times I'm filled with gloom 

There's always a knocking at my heart. 
Sometimes I act very stubborn. 

And think the knocking is in vain: 
When at once the knocking stops. 

Leaving me in the dark again. 
Then I'd shrug my shoulders and say, "Why be blue? 

When there's always someone like you." 

My stubbornness is finally ended. 

Those lonely times are over. 
My heart to higher boivs ascended: 

There is more than White Cliffs of Dover. 
But my heart continues its knocking. 

There is nothing else to make me blue. 
It seems as if the clouds are rocking. 

Since at last I've found you. 
You make my every dream come true: 

You make every dark cloud roll away: 
What else, my darling, is there to say. 

When all my thoughts depend on you. 

John D. Harms. '45 


My Prayer 

Where e'er I may go. 
Where e'er I may be. 
Dear God. from within. 
My soul looks up to Thee. 

I try to do the right things. 
The things that are true. 
I try to speak the correct things. 
As true thoughts come from You. 

I hear not the devil. 

When to tempt me. he has tried. 

Because to save my soul. 

On Calvary You died. 

Dear God. I do love You 
My guardian you will be 
From birth, through life, until. 
In death I come to Thee. 

By Fran-cks DeYouno, '47 


WE THE SENIOR CLASS OF 19 U, find it difficult to express our 
sincere appreciation to the many people who have assisted in helping 
to finance this book. 

May ice extend our gratitude to the Year Book Committee and the 
student body for their cooperation; to Mr. Chippey and Mr. Halliburton 
for their guidance and patience; to Mr. Ruffin for his faithful suggestions 
and criticisms, and last but not least, to each and everyone who has con- 
tributed in helping to make this issue of the Pen a success. 



Mr. Edward Alexander 
Mr. Frank I. Badham 
Mr. J. H. Baker 
Mr. P. A. Barnes 
Pvt. George Barzey 
Lieut. Thomas Bembry 
Cpl. Chester Byrd 
Sot. Harry L. Brown 
Mrs. Mary Carnage 
Sgt. Leroy Clement 
Mr. Cecil Coble 
Miss Elsie Cook 
City Cab Company 
Mr. H. M. Crockett 
Mr. Fred O. Davis 
Mrs. Mattie Debnam 
Mrs. Julia Delaney 
Mrs. Alice Dunston 
Miss Violf.tta Edwards 
Mr. J. B. Evans 
A Friend 
A Friend 

Mrs. Olga Galamison 
Miss Montelle Gittens 
Goodman's Ladies Shop 
1st. Sgt. William Goodwin- 
Mrs. Elsie Harris 
Mrs. Martha Harris 
Mr. and Mrs. Charlie G. Hawkins 
Miss Ida Thomas Hawkins 
Mrs. Ida G. Hawkins 
Mr. Wilson Inborden 
Pvt. James Johnson- 
Miss Annie Lee Jones 

Mr. John 0. Jones 
Miss Mar.iorie Kendall 
Miss Louise Latham 
Mrs. Mabel Latham 
Mr. Wally Latham 
Cpl. Earl Lewis 
Mr. Edward Lyons 
Miss Gardenia Magwood 
Miss Lucille Magwood 
Mr. Earl McClenney 
Mr. Neiman McMillan- 
Mr. Augustus Melton- 
James Patrick St. M 1/c 
Dr. Nelson Perry- 
Mr. and Mrs. Jessie L. Parket? 
T/5 Howard Pullen 
Pvt. James T. Reeder 
Mr. George H. Reid 
Mrs. Bettie L. Russell 
Mr. Eddie Sanders 
Mr. Al.. J. Solomon- 
Mr. Robert E. Smith 
Mr. Tinsley L. Spraggins 
Mr. George Lafayette Stanley 
Mr. William Tate 
Miss Helen Turner 
Mr. Bernice Taylor 
Miss Esther Taylor 
Mr. D. F. Walker 
Mr. Allen Weatherford 
Mrs. W. B. Wynne 
Mr. Yarbrough 
Mrs. Margaret Robertson- 
Mrs. Mabel Evans 

To The Officers of the Staff: 

It is very commendable that you are able to continue the publication 
of your Annual, and I want to convey to you the congratulations and best 
wishes of the Alumni Association. 

Sincerely yours, 


Alumni Association. 





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