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In the land of golden sunshine,
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Stands the school for greater service,
One that we adore,
Alma Mater, how we love theel
Love thy white and blue.
May we strive to meet thy mandates
With faith 1hat's true.
Many come to thee for knowledge,
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Alma Mater, all thy children
XVorship at thy shrine:
May the God of nations bless thee
Wfith gifts divine!
Send forth sons lnoth strong and valiant,
Send forth daughters wise and true,
Filled with hope and dauntless courage,
Motives sane and true,
May she lift her head toward heaven,
Honor country, God and thee!
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The popularity contest held the campus in speechless awe for several weeks, for really it was very
hard to tell just in what direction the finger of decision would point. However, the charming Miss
Alberta Franklin of the Sigma Phi Psi club and Mr. Cain Lee of the Supreme Circle club won first places.
Miss Lizzie D. Young, soprano, accompanied by Miss Marie J. Brooks, appeared in a most artistic
recital january 23. Miss Young was assisted by Miss Laura Mae Edmunds, who gave a group of piano
The dramatic club presented several one-act plays in this as well as other quarters. Some of the
plays given were "Dregs", with Mrs. Lucille Scott as "Moll", Mr. Russell Osby as.-"jim", Mr. William
Crawley and Mr. Taylor Thomas as detectives, "Hunger", with Mr. Charles Neal as the "Beggar",
Miss Mildred Robinson as "Poetess", Mr. Gale Chambers as the "Man", and Miss Sara B. Sublett as
the "Girl"g "The Reference", with Miss La Leta Lee as "Miss Edgecomben, Mr. Ned Rawls as f'Philip
Somers", and Miss Margaret Taylor as "Olivia Chillingworth"g and "All the VVorld Loves a Lover",
with Mr. Levi Watkins, Miss Avis Hatcher, Miss Doris Hill, Miss Nelda McLinn, and Miss Eloise
Bacon taking star places.
National Drama Week, February 9-13, was observed on the campus under the auspices of the
Dramatic Club. Two of the main features were the minstrel presented Wednesday night and "An
Eye for an Eye", a one-act play written by Russell K. Osby. 1
The third Sunday speakers for january and February were Rev. G. W. Lewis of Clark Memorial
M. E. Church, and Rev. E. W. D. Isaac, secretary of the B. Y. P. U. Publishing Board.
The events of the winter quarter came to a dramatic close when the Delta Tau Iota club presented
a colorful musical revue, "Good Morning Glory" on March 6.
The spring quarter was marked with an array of color and song as the season of the school year
for the many proms and club festivals in the form of night clubs, rose-tea gardens, beach parties, and
block dances. However, this quarter was not entirely given over to frivolity.
One cf the outstanding events of the school year was the appearance of our most honored Congress-
man Oscar De Priest of Chicago, Illinois, in chapel March 16. Mr. De Priest made a most impressive
plea for the negro youth of America not to assist in any communistic movements.
The jeanes Workers of Tennessee and neighboring states held a conference on the college campus
March 24. The second annual conference of the New Farmers of Tennessee also convened on the campus.
The music department presented "Opera versus jazz" March 27, so very effectively that the
audience could not decide which class of music it preferred. This was the last appearance of the music
department as a whole, and it proved a very fitting climax.
The college orchestra, better known as "Don Q and his Collegians", received a regular engagement
as guest artists of NVLAC every Thursday afternoon from 5:45 to 6:00 P.M.
The concert group of the music department made several good-will tours over the country.
Programs were given at Murfreesboro, Tennesseeg Talladega, Tuskegee Institute, Alabamag State
Normal, Chattanooga, Knoxville, and in West Virginia.
National Music VVeek was observed in the form of a music festival May 4-7. The various groups
of the department were played up in artistic recitals throughout the week.
The Agricultural club sponsored Rural Betterment VVeek, March 23-27.
Health XfVeek, April 5-12, was sponsored by the college health department and the Supreme
Phi Beta Tau, honorary scholastic organization, was reorganized along the lines ot' Phi Beta
Kappa, admitting to membership only those students in the junior and senior years whose scholastic
averages qualify them for graduation "cum laude".
The physical education department carried out some very unusual features for its annual May-
Frivolity and Class Distinction days were observed by the senior class in May.
Baccalaureate exercises were solemnized May 31, with the Right Reverend Thomas F. Gailor,
bishop of the diocese of Tennessee, as speaker.
The Commencement address was delivered june 2, by Dr. Ullin Leavell, professor of education
at George Peabody Teachers' College. The senior class consisted of one hundred candidates for the
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