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Rev . John H . J ohnson To Deliver Commencement Address [Newspaper Article] — Lincolnian — 1 June 1940
Rev . John H . J ohnson To Deliver Commencement Address VALE DICTORIAN Dr . Frank Wilson N . Y . Clergyman Holds High Place In Community SALUTATORIAN J asper Tu rner Is Seminary Clas s Speaker In Baccalaureate Sermon In N . C Mr . Jasper Turner will deliver the main commencement address of the Seminary Class at their exercises Tuesday , June 4 . His subject will be The Christian Church and Negro Masses . Mr . Turner has a wide social and economic background . He was done social work among Negroes in the states of Arkansas , Texas and Oklahoma . Two years ago during the summer months he organized numerous boys recreation groups throughout the above states under the auspices of the New York Mission . Besides his ventures into sociology , Mr . Turner has been an outstanding figure on Lincoln ’ s campus for quite a few years . Graduating from Lincoln in 1936 , after a hectic career as an end on the Lions , Mr . Turner went into the Seminary . While in the Seminary Mr . Turner assisted C...
Ma le Chorus _Recit ~ l End s Musical Year [Newspaper Article] — Lincolnian — 1 June 1940
Ma le Chorus _Recit ~ l End s Musical Year On Saturday evening , May 19 , 1940 , the Lincoln _Universit ~ j Male Chorus under the direction of Prof . James . E . Dorsey , head of the Music Department , terminated the year ’ s activities with its annual Spring Cqncert held in the Mary Dod Brown Memorial Chapel . The program was enthusiastically received by a large and appreciative audience . It consisted of an excellent chosen repertoire running practically the entire gamut of musical expression and representing outstanding composers from the classical , romantic , and modern schools . The first part of the program consisted of religious work as portrayed in Fra ~ ck ’ s stirring 150 th Psalm w hich was immediately contrasted with the quiet Beethoven composition , Hymn to _Nicht _. Part two was dedicated to the sentiment that all young men experienced in spring , love . First in this gr ou p was Sylvia by Speaks , Her Rose by _Coombs in which the baritone solo was beautifull y _rebde...
Sen ior Pr og _~ . _’a ~ n [Newspaper Article] — Lincolnian — 1 June 1940
Sen ior Pr og _~ . _’a ~ n Sunday , ’ Juno 2 11 : 00 A . M , —Baccahaureate Service Address — President Walter L . Wright . 7 : 00 P . M . —Vespers on Library Steps — Professor Dorsey and the College Choir . Monday , June 3 11 : 00 A . M . —Ivy Exercises on the campus . Address — The Reverend John Predow , ‘ 40 . 2 : 30 P . M . —Class Day Exercises of the Theological Seminary . 4 : 00 P . M . —Meeting of Executive Committee of the General Alumni Association in Science Hall . 6 : 00 P . M . _—Alumni Dinner in McCauley Refectory . 6 : 00 P . M . —Dinner of Ladies ’ Auxiliary of the Alumni Association at President ’ s Home . 7 : 30 P . M _, —Class Day Exercises of College . 10 : 00 P . M . —Senior Party in Basement of Rendall Hall . Tuesday , June 4 9 : 00 A . M . —Annual Meeting of General Alumni Association . 10 ~ 00 A . M . _—Annual Meeting of Board of Trustees . 12 : 00 NOON—Luncheon for guests of University in Gymnasium . 2 : 00 P . M . _—Commencement Exercises of College and Semi...
1940-41 Class _Election . s Held [Newspaper Article] — Lincolnian — 1 June 1940
1940-41 Class _Election . s Held Class elections were held during the week of May 6-10 under the general regulations which govern class elections as set forth by the Student Council . All the elections were supervised by members of the Student Council _~ nd th ~ _rci ~ u _1 _t _. ; are as _fo _1 _lo _’ _, _vr ~ SOPR OM ORE CLASS Daniel T . Johnson , president ; Marcus Moore , vice-president ; Thomas Teagle , secretary ; Thomas Blue , treasurer ; Joseph Hall , Student Council . JUNIOR CLASS Albert Neely , president ; Andrew Bass , vice-president ; Shirley Gregory , secretary ; Reginald Benn , treasurer ; William Fuller , chaplain ; Willis Pinkett , sgt _.-a tarms ; _Patrk ~ k Chavis and Ronimus Stokes , Student Council . SENIOR CLASS I Newton Perry , president ; Theodore Bolden , vice-president ; J . Vernon Daniels , secretary ; Franklin H . Williams , treasurer ; Henry H . Mitchell _III , chaplain ; Frank Murray , sgt .-at-arms ; Roy Nichols and Wilfred James , Student Council . GLE...
Ends 20 Years At Lincoln U [Newspaper Article] — Lincolnian — 1 June 1940
Ends 20 Years At Lincoln U Dr . Robert M . Labaree , Librarian and Henry A . Kei’r , Professor of Sociolo gy and Missions is retiring from the University . With the announcement of Dr . Labsree ’ s retirement a keen loss is being felt by ‘ both faculty and student body . For many years Dr . _Labaree has served as professor of Economics and Sociology and as Librarian of the Vail Memorial Library . Active during all of the many yea r s of serv ice , Dr . Labaree has served on the University ‘ and College comm itt ees a n d as on e of the University ministers . Perhaps his retirement will -be felt most heavily in the Vail Memorial ‘ Library , where ho will always ‘ be remembered and cherished . The _Ro-bCrt Fleming Labaree Memorial Prize in Social Science awarded annually twenty-five-dol-lars to a student of social science , ( Continued on -Page 4 )
Local Teachers Union On Cam pus [Newspaper Article] — Lincolnian — 1 June 1940
Local Teachers Union On Cam pus Professors Form A local union of the Federation of Teachers was formed here Tuesday , May 22 . The group was set up as a local by Doxey Wilkerson , one of the Vice Presidents at large of the American Federation of Teache rs , affilia ted with t he American Federation of Labor . Ten _m embers of the faculty be came ch arter members . The pro- ~ ‘ _isiorta _1 officers are Professor J 0sepli N . Hill , _Lemnpoi’ary chairman , and Professor Frank T . Wilson , temporary sect .-treas . As a union in the American Federation of Labor , it has a membership of approximately 3 , 600 , in schools and colleges throughout the United States . The specific objective is to improve the professional level in the field of teaching and to increase the security of persons who demonstrate their competency as mentors of American Youth .
Five Will Rece ive Honorar y Degrees [Newspaper Article] — Lincolnian — 1 June 1940
Five Will Rece ive Honorar y Degrees Five honorary degrees will be conferred by the University ~ t its annual commencement exercises , Tuesday , June 4 . Receiving the degree of Doctor of Laws will be Bishop Robert E _. Jones . of the Methodist Episcopa l Church . Messrs . the Reverend Mr . John H . _Johnson , Vicar of St . Martin ’s Church , New York City , and the Reverend Mi ’ _, Jesse Belmont Barber ‘ 15 , S _, T _, B _, ‘ 18 , will receive the degree of Doctoi’ of Divinity , Doctor of Humane _Leiters wili _‘ be con ferred upon Claibo r ne Mor r is Cain ‘ 12 , S T . B . ‘ 15 , of Atlantic City , N . J . Mrs . Mary Fleming Laba r ee , Curator of Vail Memorial Library , will receive the degree of Master of Fine Arts .
" Y" CABINET BANQUET [Newspaper Article] — Lincolnian — 1 June 1940
Y CABINET BANQUET The annual Y Cabinet banquet in honor of the new members was held Wednesday evening , May 29 , in the home of Mrs . Lottie Wilson of the Lincoln University Village . John Thomas acted as toastmaster , Members of the faculty were present and the new members of the cabinet were i ntroduced . Annual Vesper Service The Lincoln University Male Choirs will render special music at -the annual vesper Recital to be held _- on the steps of Vail Memorial Library June 2 , 1940 at 7 : 30 P .- M . ( D . S . T . ) _. The public is cordiall y invited ,
VARSITY CLUB BANQUET ME LD THURSDAY NIGHT [Newspaper Article] — Lincolnian — 1 June 1940
VARSITY CLUB BANQUET ME LD THURSDAY NIGHT The Varsity Club banquet was held in the McCauley Refrectory Thursday night , May 30 , at eigh t o ’ clock . Coach Rivero awarded certificates and letters to the athletes in the sports of -football , basketball , track , boxing , wrestling , -soccer arid- tennis . Professor Grim acted as master of ceremonies . Other members of the faculty were present . Visitors ‘ were present from Philadelphia , Wilmington , Coatesville , and West Ch sfér _. - - _-
Native Son [Newspaper Article] — Lincolnian — 1 June 1940
Native Son Omega Men Hold Inter -Frat Smoker By Richard Wri ght Harper &amp; Bros ., New York , N . Y . $2 . 50 By Jack Tracey , ‘ 40 Native Son is the story of Bigger Thomas , son of a Negro tenament family of Chicago ’ s ghetto South Side , Wright ‘ begins -by showing you that Bigger never had a chance , Bigger is required by the relief authorities to take a job as a chauffeur in the home of a wealthy philanthropist , His employer contributes some of the p r o fit s gained through his absentee-landlordship in the South Side slums , to Negro institutions . When Bigger accidently murders Mary Dalton , daughter of this man , you get an ironic sense of the tragic blindness of humanitarianism - as a final solution to the Negro problem . Bigger murders because of fear , a fear born out of the high walls of oppression and insecurity a-bout him . And fear of lynching is as native to Bigger as is his will to crush out the misery and poverty of his exi tence . It is this same fear w...
Cam pus Trivia [Newspaper Article] — Lincolnian — 1 June 1940
Cam pus Trivia Beta Kappa Chi El Club Cervantes Alpha chapter of Beta Kappa Chi closed its academic year of 1939-40 -by holding its annual election after the induction of four new members , The new members are : Lynon J . Knight , Winston A . Douglass , Aaron Peters , and Felix Lindo , The new administration elected by the chapter will be as follows : President—Lynon J . Knight Vice-President—Felix Lindo Secretary-Treasurer — Aaron T . Peters Corresponding Secretary — Winston A . Douglass , The outgoing president , Vernon Brock , expressed in his farewell speech a list of recommendations such as more scientific lectures and demonstrations , s c i e n t i f i c shorts in t-h e movies , more recognition from the administration in the form of an appropriation . The year 1940-41 promises to ‘ be a banner year for Beta Kappa Chi Honorary Scientific Society . The members leaving the organization are Vernon Brock and J . Harold Nichols of the senior class . Wissenschaft Verein Wissenschaft...