February 01, 1925
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I JOIN LEADING RACE ORGANIZATION
Every Morehouse man should consider it an individual duty to
bo a member of the College Chapter of the National Association for
1 the Advancement of Colored People. In this organization students
9 especially con come together and discuss in an unbiased manner those
q problems and conditions which are related to every Colored Ameri
can. Each student who isi a member is also an integral part of this
g great organization whose indigenous efforts and aims are for civil-
I and political rights of colored people.
In spite of the criticism which has come from certain sources
It the methods of procedure of this organization are intelligent. It is
n more than a watch dog for the rgce; it combats those forces which
} tend to destroy the ideals of this country. Recently through the
io courts victims have been freed from unjust confinement. While we
] have nothing! to loose by being a member of the N. A. A. C. P., we
i have all to gain. If our full rights are worth having they are worth
1 working for.
Since the N. A. A. C. P., has brought the race problem before the
» world in an intelligent and forceful manner the men of Morehouse
a can well play their parts 100 percent by taking a par^ in it as one of
3 their dominant activities'
—J. H. McKinney, ’25-
THE GLEE CLUB AND ORCHESTRA CONCERT
On Friday evening, February sixth, the Glee Club and Orchestra,
under the direction of Prof. Harreld, appeared at the auditorium-
! Armory in its annual concert, and performed to an audience decidely
large and seemingly fairly appreciative. The performance was ex
quisite and highly indicative of. an artistic training that can only be
acquired by tedious practice under efficient directorship. Mr. Harrold
declared that, despite the failure of a large part of the audience to
appreciate, the concert was the best in the history of the organization.
H The inward satisfaction of the director is enough to confirm the as
sertion that the concert was an immence success.
The program consisted of numbers chosen with utmost care from
the masters, and to those of the audience who appreciated, it was
really an evening spent in communication with the immortals.
The “Star” selection of the occasion was Tschaikosky’s Overture
of "1812,” which was ably rendered by the ochestra. The heavy ap
plause accord the Overture told how well the orchestra interpreted
the above master. There were other numbers by the orchestra, includ
ing several selections from MacDowell. Among the numbers render
ed by the Glee Club are Speak’s "On the Road to Mandalay.” taken
from Kipling’s poem, Smith’s "Maid of the West,” and Lockwood’s
The program was rich in solos. As a violinist, John Hervey
Wheeler showed himself a promising genius by his spirited inter
pretation of "Faust Fantasci.” Sarasote. Nor shall we fail to men-