The Tiger (San Antonio, Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 26, Ed. 1, May 1950 Page: 3 of 4
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John Quincy Mitchell
WAS, IS, AND YET TO BE
Was, Is, and Yet-to-be
Were chating over a cup of tea.
Tjf-^qrnished finery smelling of must,
Was talked of people long turn to dust.
Of titles and honors and high estate,
All forgotten or out of date.
Of wonderful feast in the long ago,
Of pride that perished with nothing to show.
"I loathe the present" said Was, with a groan.
"I live in pleasures that I have known."
The Yet-to-be in gown of gause,
Looked over the head of musty Was,
And gazed far off into misty space
With a wrapt expression upon his face.
"Such wonderful pleasures are coming to me.
Such glory, such honor," said Yet-to-be.
No one dreamed in the past has been
Of such successes as I shall win.
The Past, the present, why what are they?
I live for the glory of future day.
Then practical Is in a fresh print dress,
Spoke up with a laugh, "I must confess
I find today so pleasant," she said,
"I never look back, and seldom ahead.
Whatever has been is a finished sum;
Whatever will be why let it come.
Today is mine. And so you see
I have the past and the Yet-to-be.
For the future of yesterday,
And the past of tomorrow. I live while I may.
. And I think the secret of pleasure is this. /
this alone," said practical Is.
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LIFTING AND LEANING
There are two kind of people on earth today.
Just two kind of people, no more I say.
Not the good and the bad, for tis well understood
That the good are half bad and the bad are half good.
Not the happy and the sad, for the swift-flying years
Bring each man his laughter and each man his tears.
Not the rich and the poor, for to count a man's wealth
You must first know the state of his conscience and health.
Not the humble and the proud, for in life's busy span,
Who put on vain airs is not counted a man.
No! The two kind of people on earth I mean
Are the people who lift and the people who lean.
Wherever you go you'll find the world's masses
Are evenly divided in just these two classes,
And strangely enough, you will find, too, I wean
There is only one lifter to twenty who lean.
In which class are you? Are you easing the load
Of overtaxed lifters who toil down the road?
Or are you a leaner who let others bear
Your portion of worry, labor and care.
' 230 East Houston Street •
LADIES READY TO WEAR ‘
Where Courtesy Prevails 1
By Geraldine Brock
Mr. Norris came back from
the Deans and Registrars' con-
fab raving about the meeting
and the 75th anniversary cele-
bration of the host, Alabama
State College. Most of all, he's
praised the address Attorney
Alexander, a woman, who was
principal speaker for a session
of the Association. Attorney
Alexander, of Philadelphia, is
nationally prominent in political
religious, and Greek-letter cir-
cles. According to what I've
ben able to hear, the woman
has not only a law degree but
also a Ph. D. in economics. The
husband is a lawyer and the
two have a joint practice and,
I think, two daughters. This is
the Sadie Alexander who was
a member of the Presidents'
Committee on Civil Rights and
who has for quite several years
held a position as legal coun-
sel for the Bishops' Council of
the African Methodist Episcopal
Church. From all I've heard I
think it would be wonderful if
she could be brought to St.
Vacation is here and most of
us are thinking of jobs. Gracie
Goode will try her luck in the
hometown, Flatonia, but some
of the other out-of-towners prefer
to remain near the bright lights
of San Antonio. Minnie Smith
and Dora Ann Johnson really
don't intend to leave. Up to
Kerrville's Heart of the Hills, a
resort place, are going Effie
Green and Winnie Wallace.
Mary Elizabeth Wilson will
keep house for her father while
her mom studies at the Univer-
sity in Houston. Donnie Cook's
departure for Priarie View's
campus will certainly deprive
us of a wonderful source of in-
formation about all kinds of
At Santa Rosa Hospital, Mrs.
Smith, the librarian, last week
underwent surgery but she will
be back on duty by time the
summer session begins.
And there's been another
addition to the growing list of
faculty babies with the recent
arrival of little Anthony Ray
Spring is such a busy time at
St. Philip's, what with picnics,
parties, term reports, examina-
tions, special testing, and pre-
paration for commencement.
Everybody doing something. I
was extremely sorry that I
couldn't get my white dress so
that I could have been an
usherette at the Delta's Sunday
program. But Betty Guilmenot,
Jo Sorrell, Betty Hill, and Faye
Clinton looked very pretty and
The sophomore English class
actually saw San Antonio's
first showing of Cecil B. De-
Mille's "Samson and Delilah".
The management of the Texas
Theatre was quite nice.
Queen Ester Baker had bare-
ly finished her art work on the
Echo when illness forced her to
return to her home in Hondo.
Congratulations to Miss
Bowden who has once-again
been honored. This time she
was named "Good Neighbor of
Most chuckle-provoking item
of the season was the report
brought back by the psycho-
logy class that visited the State
Hospital on South Presa Street.
The first inmate encountered
wanted to know if the class was
a group of transfers from the
State Hospital in Austin. Ano-
ther inmate welcomed what he
thought was a troup come to
put on a minstrel show.
Two years passed quickly,
but they were wonderful and
I am grateful for everything St.
Philip's has let me attempt. Best
wishes from me to everybody.
The members of the women's
clothing classes presented a
style show to the student assem-
bly on May 7. The show began
with a dance interpretation,
"Birth of Fashion", by Mrs.
A playlet written by Mary
Louise Campbell set the scene
for modeling of different types
of wearing apparel by members
of the classes.
Des Moines Jones and Betty
Guilmenot modeled in evening
gowns; Norma Campbell wore
play clothes; Erma Smith and
Helen Mitchell modeled street
Josephine Arkadie, Dora
Johnson, and Gracie Goode
were the cast of the skit.
Miss Esdale Malloy is cloth-
The sophomores were hon-
ored guests at the annual Prom,
held in the lavishly decorated
St. Philip's Gymnasium, Mon-
day night. "Fats" Martin and
his orchestra provided music
from eight until twelve. Joan
Crawford and Elaine Bell did a
Spanish dance as special en-
by Massie Griffin
School will be out in a few
days and students will leave for
various parts of the United
States to spend the summer.
Estella White plans to spend
the summer in Wichita Falls,
Texas and Mexico. Her boy
friend, Alonzo Van Garrett, is
eagerly awaiting her arrival.
Vera Faye Clinton will vaca-
tion in Austin and Mexico. She
will return to St. Philip's this
Bettye Dorothy Hill has con-
verted her green "concutible
Verp" into a black Dynaflow
which will, very shortly, be con-
verted into a "Cadilly." She will
leave for Chicago in the late
summer where she will attend
Providence School of Nursing.
Betty Guilmenot is now a
constant customer of the Transit
Company after four days of
"Bonnie Olefielin" in the green
Dynaflow. She plans to work
this summer and attend Tillot-
son College this fall. She says
she probably will go to Denver
for a short visit this summer.
Marguerite Mooney will enter
Prarie View A. and M. College
Pauline Bilton will ride the
rails to Oklahoma and Kansas
after which she returns to Austin
to enter Tillotson College.
Willie Ann Crawford will go
scouting around for a job. She
will enter Prairie View College
in the fall.
Leola Washington will visit
her brother in North Carolina
this summer. She will attend
Prarie View College this fall.
Ellevia Jones plans to go to
Fort Worth this summer and she
will also be a "Prarie Viewite"
Frances Hill will go to Kansas
City, Missouri and Chicago the
latter part of the summer to lend
moral support to Chicago Giant
infielder, Clyde McNeal, former
barketball star of St. Philip's.
She will go job-hunting this fall.
Do you need a tailor?
Mrs. White and "Bubba"
Mills have buried the hatchet.
I wonder if they have forgotten
where they buried it.
David Spencer is buying a
new 1950 Chevrolet and will
sell his old one. Would you like
to buy a nice blue Chevrolet
sedan less the upholstery?
tertainment honoring Mr. and
Miss St. Philip's, who were
presented during the intermis-
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