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The Panther. (Atlanta, Georgia) 19??-1989, October 01, 1944, Image 1

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mammvimwwimuvuvwvmiwa CULTURE FOR SERVICE MAAA/UVVWVVVVUVWVtA/UUVV (reorgia Smith Keeney College HOMECOMING NOVEMBER 4 “A JOURNAL OF NEGRO COLLEGE LIFE” VOL. i ATLANTA, GA., OCTOBER, 1944 NO. 1 Clark Opens to Largest Frosh Class in History Greetings Freshmen! Speaking from the subject, “New Horizons,” the President addressed the students and fac ulty at the opening chapel serv ice of the new school year. He welcomed the large class of freshmen, and congratulat ed them upon their decision to continue their education and upon their choice of a college. Speaking of the democratic life of the College, the quality of its faculty, the modernity of its buildings, the adequacy of its furnishings and equipment, its high rating, and the scope and richness of its program, the President pointed out that Clark College is an extraordinary in stitution where the personality of every student would have op portunity for expression and de velopment, and where every stu dent may prepare himself for living and future usefulness. It was emphasized that the grav ity of the world situation today places a large responsibility upon every student to prepare himself to contribute to the re construction of a war-torn world. Where you will be twen ty-five years from today or even f : -. yc nt-o from todav will de pend upon how you begin and. what you do during this first year, the freshmen were told. Your success will depend largely upon hard work, “stick-to-itive- ness” and common sense. Dr: Dennis, head of depart ment of mathematics and rep resenting the faculty, spoke on the subject, “Activities At Clark College and Your Future Life. If everyone on earth felt that God placed him here for a spe cific purpose and sought to find his place in life, there would be no wars, no suicides, no chain- gangs, no jails and, in fact, no officers of the law. This would be a world into which we would thank God that our children could be born, reared and edu cated. The fundamental philosophy of education was predominant in the minds and lives of the far sighted people who instituted (Continued on Page Three) Prexy Speaks Greetings to the students of the Clark College family. I am glad to welcome all new students into the warm fellowship of our family circle. My brief message to all in this first issue of the Panther for this school year is to live well your college days. Fill them with compelling inter ests and worthwhile activities. Keep busy. If you will fill every day with useful work, well bal anced with recreation and sleep, you will acquire strength and you will increase rapidly your ability to achieve and succeed. Life is much like a tennis game. You do not win by one fell stroke; but you play and win the game point by point. A suc cessful college career is achieved day by day. Watch your daily achievements. “Every day well lived makes each yesterday a memory of j oy and every tomor row a vision of hope.” JAMES P. BRAWLEY, President. Our Prexy Dr. James P. Brawley Know Your College As Clark opened its doors to the host of new students, old thoughts are beginning to turn in the direction of the Seventy- sixth Anniversary celebration which comes in February, 1945. The bisVmv of ■ '' -**'.■ one—it is the story ot an insti tution founded upon noble prin ciples and devoted to the train ing and development of the thou sands of Negro Youth in quest of knowledge. The school has been relocated on three major occasions, first at Whitehall at McDaniel Streets —second, on the the south side of Atlanta—third, at its present site at Chestnut and Fair Streets. The name Clark was given it in recognition of a do nation made by Mrs. Augusta Clark Cole in honor of her fa ther, Bishop D. H. Clark. The college as we know it now, its campus and buildings, were made possible through the donations of the General Educa tion Board, the Rosenwald Foundation, and Mrs. Henry Pfeiffer of New York City. Through a vote of the Board of Trustees the dormitories for men and women have been named Henry Pfeiffer Hall and Annie Merner Hall in honor of the husband of Mrs. Pfeiffer and Mrs. Pfeiffer, who gave the (Continued From Page Three) Received Doctorate ' * Dean McPheeters Dr. Dennis The student body and Staff extend a cordial welcome and congratulation to Dr. J. J. Den nis and Dr. A. A. McPheeters, who received their doctorates this summer. Dean McPheeters received his degree from the University of Cincinnati and Dr. Dennis from Northwestern Uni versity. Joining Up The class of ’48 arrived on the campus and began their col legiate life full of high spirits, good scholars, and some destined to become leaders. None of its members will ever forget the return of the Sopho mores ; then there was Crab Week ... in reality an endeav or to develop in them the spirit of comradeship, and the power to meet and mingle with each other, the ability to follow, and to inculcate a sense of honor and respect for the rights of others. On Saturday, September 16, was the campus picnic. Every thing was “for free” . . . barbe cue . . . Boston baked beans . . . cole slaw . . . milk . . . and oranges. Dr. Winston served as hostess with Ogust Delaney, Cynthia Perry, Emma Jefferson, Marcella James and Ora Jeanne Bohannon assisting. To climax the activities Pres ident and Mrs. James P. Braw ley extended invitations to an afternoon tea, which was held on Sunday, September 17, to the members of the Clark family in compliment to the largest Evom.i.... - the receiving line Were President and Mrs. James P. Brawley, Dr. and Mrs. J. J. Dennis, Mesdames Sara Cureton and Flora Grif fin, Messrs. Bustamante, Pugh and Burns, Misses Cecil Posey, Norma Hull, Frances Clark, Rose Ella King, D. Touchstone, E. Bowick and Dean E. B. Win ston and Dean D. T. Reeves. Dr. and Mrs. A. A. McPheeters were guests arriving late. The host esses were Marcella James, Ma- ble O’Neal, Gwendolyn Coffee and Ludell White. Miss W. J. Gilbert announced the guests as they arrived. —0. J. B. On Leave Mrs. Stella Brewer Brookes Mrs. Stella Brewer Brookes, head of the Department of Eng lish and our Faculty Adviser, is on leave of absence attending Cornell University, Utica, N. Y. Mrs. Brookes is working toward her doctorate degree in English. This year will mark her twenty- first year as a member of the Clark Faculty and as adviser of the Mentor. The staff wishes for our senior professor success and happiness in her present work at Cornell University and eager ly awaits her return. —M. C. J. Clark Opens to More On September 17 the portals of Clark College opened to admit the largest class in the history of the institution. Students from as far west as California, as far east as Massachusetts, as far south as Texas, and as far north as Chicago came to cast their lot with the other students of Clark College. In preparing for this largest opening for prospective students accommodations were made at the Atlanta University Dormi tory to house young men so as to admit the large number of students who entered as fresh men. The new enrollment at the time news went to press was two hundred sixty (260) Freshmen. The enrollment includes: Name City and State Adams, Jackie Atlanta, Ga. Allison, Evangeline.Chicago, Ill. Armstrong, Thelma, Atlanta, Ga. Arnold, Arica Newnan, Ga. Bacon, Lizzie Lyons, Ga. Baines,/Mildred Athmts Baldwii* , Sylvia. Atlanta, Ga. Ballinger, Mary Atlanta, Ga. Banks, Cleopatra, Chattanooga, Tenn. Banks, Dannie Atlanta, Ga. Barnes, Elizabeth Atlanta, Ga. Beedles, Gladys Rome, Ga. Bell, Estella Boston, Mass. Bell, John Atlanta, Ga. Benton, Myrtis Atlanta, Ga. Betters, John Atlanta, Ga. Biggs, Helen Atlanta, Ga William E. Thompson ’46 New Departments For the first time in its his tory Clark College Music De partment offers a major to any one desiring to major in music. Mr. J. deKoven Killingsworth is head of the Department of Mu sic and Mr. Waymon A. Carver, conductor of the Clark College Band. Two other additions have been made in the Department of Physical Education and Eng lish. Under the leadership of Mrs. Mable S. Lott, the College offers a minor to the women students in physical education. Greater stress is to be placed upon Speech and Dramatics; Miss Norma E. Hull is the in structor in this department and director of the Clark College Players. Than Five Hundred Billings, Rudolph (Miss), Miami, Fla. Birdsong, Dell Atlanta, Ga. Blake, Allene Brunswick, Ga. Black, Clarance, Daytona Beach, Fla. Blaylock, Rayford Rome, Ga. Boggers, Blanche . Atlanta, Ga. Boone, Sadie Sparta, Ga. Bonner, Mary Chatta., Tenn. Boswell, Emma. Atlanta, Ga. Bowers, Elizabeth Atlanta, Ga. Braxton, Darcus, Montgomery, Ala. Brewer, Alene Atlanta, Ga. Brewer, Cassell Atlanta, Ga. Brown, Claudine Atlanta, Ga. Burley, Jacqueline Atlanta, Ga. Burney, Ella Atlanta, Ga. Budson, Mary. Atlanta, Ga. Burton, Mattie Elberton, Ga. Butler, Gloria Atlanta, Ga. Butler, John Atlanta, Ga. Butts, Georgia Atlanta, Ga. Callaway, Louise Atlanta, Ga. Cannon, John Asheville, N. C. Carlton, Dorothy Monroe, Ga. Carter, Johnnie.. B’ham, Ala. Cameron, James Atlanta, Ga. Cameron, Lula Atlanta, Ga. Camp, John Dayton, Ohio Chat»- Jr , ( Edward, • CfcffSfL _,. J New Offeans. T a. St. Petersbad^, Flat. Clopton, Maiy Decatur, Ga. Conyers, Mildred Chat., Tenn. Cook, Annie Atlanta, Ga. Coper, Althair Brunswick, Ga. Cooper, Thomasina, Augusta, Ga. Couch, Queen Esther, Atlanta, Ga. Cox, Charles Atlanta, Ga. Cox, Willene Atlanta, Ga. Cromer, Doris, St. Petersburg, Fla. Dalton, Edith Atlanta, Ga. Davis, Ernestine Rome, Ga. Davis, Juanita Atlanta, Ga. Davis, Robbie Rome, Ga. Dean, Mae Atlanta, Ga. Memeritte, Hazel Miami, Fla. Dixon, Claude Atlanta, Ga. Eberhardt, Noble Athens, Ga. Ellington, Johnnie Atlanta, Ga. Espey, Narrine Chat., Tenn. Evans, Evelyn Atlanta, Ga. Farmer, Carolyn Atlanta, Ga. Fears, Callye Atlanta, Ga. Fears, Mary.. Roanoke, Ala. Fields, Yvonne Huntsville, Ala. Fuller, Annette Atlanta, Ga. Gartrell, Mable Atlanta, Ga. Gates, Lucy Greenville, Ga. George, Eula... Atlanta, Ga. Gilstrap, Annie Conyers, Ga. Glonton, Florence Atlanta, Ga. Goodman, Alma Miami, Fla. Goolsby, Camilla Atlanta, Ga. Gordon, Louise Knoxville, Tenn. Grimes, Dollie Atlanta, Ga. Grissom, Thomas Griffin, Ga. Guinart, Delores, Jacksonville, Fla. Hall, Willie Knoxville, Tenn. Hamilton, Juanita, Cartersville, Ga. Hamm, Louise Conyers, Ga. Hardrick, Marie Savannah, Ga. Harpe, Rubye Atlanta, Ga. Harper, Pearl Atlanta, Ga. Harrell, Mable Atlanta, Ga. Harris, Frank Atlanta, Ga. Harris, Irving Atlanta, Ga. Harris, Willie . Atlanta, Ga. Hatcher, Loivia, Waynesboro, Ga. Hawkins, Gladys B’ham, Ala. Henry, Kelley Knoxville, Tenn. Hill, Alonza Rome, Ga. Hill, Inez Atlanta, Ga. (Continued on pagre two)