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Jgi5!S5«g5SSS5Bg6SSS3agE5aSES^5Sg5JBgE58^i i MERRY I 1 CHRISTMAS i "THE CREAM OF COLLEGE NEWS" I AND A I I PROSPEROUS | I NEW YEAR i VOL. XLVIII—No. 3 A. and T. College, Greensboro, N. C, December 1950 5 CENTS PER COPY Take Part in Human Bights Meet Left to right: Henry Tirven, Sianley Cook. Angelo Ccrvcrao, J. Lonq, Attorney W. T. Lawson, and James O. Beckett. Fraternities Are Urged to Fight Tyranny, Injustice "Human Rights, the Task al Hand' was the theme of the Human Rights Hay observance as proclaimed by the United Nations Assembly al A. and 1 . College, and the subject of the speech delivered in the Harrison Auditorium by Attorney Bedford V. Lawson. General President of Alpha I'hi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. The Washington, 1). C. lawyer urged Ihe fraternities and sororities, as well as individuals, to "gel into the urgent and immediate .struggle for victory over the forces of tyranny and injustice. "Democracy has Ihe sanction of God, anil ils origin is in His imperious and majestic will," he declared, "and no man nor group of men can stand in the wav of the ultimate fulfillment ol (loci's plan. "We seek ecpiality of opportunity and we will accepl no less. We will gel il by consent, war. or by Clod's retribution upon those who try to prevent the fruition of His plan. He lambasted organized power, as- serting that "in some respects Russia and America are lbe same, in that the organized power of both stand in way ol opportunity." He said thai the condition had stood from ancient limes, mentioning thai organized power stood in the way of opportunity, and I ha I there were exhortations against human rights, dining Ihe lime of the old Chinese. Hebrew, and Greek civilization. "We are no longer a meek and lowly people standing in the shadow of a gieat disappointment." he asserted. College Observes Thanksgiving A. and T. College held ils annual Thanksgiving observance' program Tuesday morning in the Richard Ii. Harrison Auditorium. The Fellow ship Council of the school, was in charge. Sampson Buie. president of the de- baling society, highlighted Ihe events with an address, "Thanksgiving Re flections." He briefly outlined the his lory of Thanksgiving, and related some of the many things we have to be thankful for even "though the world is going through one of its most terrible crises." Other features included a quartet selection by the YMCA quartet, group singing of 'Thanksgiving hymns, and a solo by- Ester Walker. Preceding the program, the Iota Phi Lambda sorority, led by the A. and T. College president, Jennie Smith, made its annua) Thanksgiving trek to deliver gifts of food and clothing to our: of the needy families of the community. 'We refuse to believe any longer in some of the hypocricies of Democracy. '.Ve don't believe that those in power should have caviar and champagne mile we have hot-dogs and beer." In his conclusion he said, "we cati- •oi all be great exhorters and leaders, hill we can be individual crusaders for the cause of freedom and the historical continuity of Democracy. II we do that, future generations mav not remember our names but they vv ill move to the measure of our I h o ii g h l s and bless the world we created for them." The program was sponsored by the Beta Epsilon chapter of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. James O. Beckett, Editor-in-chief of the Register, the \. and T. College newspaper, and edi- ic" of the college annual was master of ceremonies. The College Choral Society sang two selections. Xmas Activities Noted News Commentator Speaks On Our Campus On Soviet-American Situation Christmas activities at A. and T. College began Friday with a series of parties in Holland, Vanstory, and Morrison Halls, the women's dormitories. The women exchanged gifts, sang carols, and enjoyed refreshments. Early Saturday morning the fraternities and sororities joined in the singing of carols around the huge Christmas tree set up and decorated on the campus. The annual all-school Christmas brei; .fast was held at 5 a. m. Sunday in the main campus cafeteria. An elaborate breakfast was served and afterward carols were sung. All stu dents, faculty, and staff members at- tended. The traditional Christmas Carol service at the college was held at T> p. in. Sunday by the College Choral Society, directed by Howard T. Pear sail, the choral society sang selections from Bach, Praetorius. Miles, S'chreiner. and Cristy, as well as the traditional carols. The splendid showing of our Christmas Seal Drive was over the .$700 mark. Mrs. Trent, assistant dean of Morrison Hall was chairman of the drive al A. and T. College. 'The effort of the entire faculty and student body was outstanding. Just to name a few who rendered their help in Ihis nation- Aide appeal were "Jim-A-Ditty's" Curl tlill who was our M. C. at the T. B. Benefit Dance. The eye-catching posers by Rosa Nichols, Dorothy Burton ind Geneva Bland were very effective. Religious Week to Be Held Jan. 14-17 Religious Emphasis Week at A. and T. College has been postponed until January 11-17. 1951, according to the Rev. Cleo M. McCoy, director of religious activities al the college. The four-day series of meetings were originally scheduled to begin December 2. The Rev. William E. Carrington pastor of the St. Catherine A. M. E. Church of New Rochelle. N. Y„ wiil direct ihe meetings. Formerly head of Ihe Hood Theo logical Seminary at Livingstone College, ihe Rev. Carrington has become almost a tradition at A. and T. foi his annual sermons during the week of religious activities. Members of the community, as well as the students from the various schools, crowd (he Harrison Auditorium to hear him. His specialty is interpreting Bible teachings for the average person's everyday use. The week of religious activities is designed to stimulate the spiritual side of student life, and give intelligent direction in religious and social thinking. Student Council Needs Your Help The Student Council is striving to give to the best athlete in all major sports of the campus an individual trophy. Now that the football season is over, let us hear from you of your choice for the award (players name or number). Mail to Robert Hall Box 461. Campus. We are leaving for Ihe Student Legislative Assembly in Raleigh, where two bills will be put before the Senate and the House. The bills propose Driver Education, in Secondary Schools and Scholarship Loans to Gifted Secondary School Graduates. The representatives are: William La Sha. James Bryant, Henry Hyman. Ernestine Joyner, Warren Harris, Sampson Buie, Linwood Smith, Easter F.stman, Catherine Oates, Jimmie Smith, Dorothy Carter, David Black and Robert Hall. The council is wondering why the student body doesn't send into their council representatives, their dislikes. (Continued on Pa<>e S) New Addition To Campus Movies Students who attend the campus movies next quarter will be in for a special treat. Beginning January fi a regular full length serial entitled ■'Custers Last Stand" will be featured (Continued on Page 3) ATTENTION!! Register Early Avoid Tbe Rush All students are urged to return to the campus by January 1, 1951, in order to be here when registration begins January 2, 1951. All new students and students who enrolled last guar- ter must have their registration pictures before they can register. Pictures will be taken in Harrison Auditorium. New students and the students who registered too late for the medical examination must be examined before they can register on Tuesday, January 2, 1951. C. R. A. CUNNINGHAM Registrar An overall view of the Soviet-American situation, past, present, and future, was presented to the A. and T. College student body and faculty Thursday, by Ouincy Howe, one of America's most widely respected interpreters of international and national affairs. He spoke in the Harrison Auditorium. "Our greatest danger from Russia," he said, "is in the misinformation the Russians get from their information about us. Their belief is that we hate them, and are eager for war with them; and this may lead them to make some decision that will project us into a war with them." He pointed out that from the Russian point of view the United States double-crossed them, not thev us. Our State Department announced lhat we had no interest in maintaining troops in Korea and other countries outside our immediate interest zone. Thev thought, therefore, they could order their stooges to take over Korea without intervention from us. Our interfering made them think we are pursuing a course as devious as their own. "The events of the past summer prove that the Russians are both unready and unwilling to start a war," he asserted. "If a favorable opportunity ever presneted itself for them lo start one, this summer was it. The same is true of the Chinese. We were completely unready then; little equipment, few men. and nothing to stop them from attacking Western Europe. Yet Russia did nothing and the Chinses only just recently began to start something definite in the way of aggression." Mr. Howe believes that the Russians have found the best weapon to use against us, and it is not armed might. Their huge army and powerful air force are regarded by them as purely defensive forces. Their best weapon is subversive action. "The many weaknesses, contradic tions, and soft spots in our political and economic system can be reached best subversively, they believe." He declared. "Their greatest victory- China—was achieved that way." He advised the audience to not regard the cold war, and the war in Korea as the biggest affair in the world today, even though we are in both. The biggest thing, according to him. is the revolution sweeping Asia, especially in China. He is sure, however, that Russia will never be able to organize and control China; the country is too big and the nation is too backward. The Russians will remain in China about 20 years as Chiang-Kai-Chek and his supporters did. and they probably give up. In his conclusion he stated, " 1 here is the possibility that Russia may attack us, but not the probability. 'They suffered such a terrific: loss of life and wealth in the last war they just don't have sufficient energy and determination to initiate another war for a few vears vet." Camilla Williams Gives Superb Performance Here Exhibiting rare tonal quality and stage poise. Camilla Williams, Danville born opera and concert soprano, gave a brilliantly executed recital in the Richard B. Harrison Auditorium of A. and T. College. She opened her program with "Deh vieni, non tardar," and "Un moto di gioja," both from Mozart's opera, "The Marriage of Figaro." His "Zefforetto Lusinghiere" from "Indomeneo" ended the first part of the program. Two numbers from Schubert—"Die Vegel" and "Nacht unci Traume"— came next, followed by "O wusst ich dech den weg zuruck" and "Botschaft" from Brahms. An aria, "Inquille trine norbide," from Puccini; and "Gavotto" from Massenet, ended the first half of the program. After the intermission she sang "Ecologue" and "Que I.'heure est d'oc breve" from Delibes, and followed them with Duparc's "LTnvitation an voyage." She switched from the classics to contemporary music for the latter part of her performance. She sang "Deborah," "When I Bring to You Color'd Toys," "Crying of Water," and "Ecstasy." She ended the program with three Negro spirituals—"Were You 'There," "Talk About a Child," and "Hold One." Borixlav Bazala accompanied her at the piano. German Students Visit Campus Five students from Germany visited A. and T. College this week while winding up an impromptu tour of American colleges. They came to America originally to study the United States elections and political party systems, and are sponsored by the Panel of Governmental Affairs, a subsidiary of this nation's State Department . . . This group included the Baron Erwin von Bressendorf from Munich. Chairman of the German Youth Council for a United Europe; Dr. Fritz Walter of Offenbach, a member of the Christian Democratic party; Werner Goehner, a newspaper and law student from Munich; and Karl Eisgruber, a law student from Munich . . . The students and their conductor, Gerhardt Seger of the State Department, were received by Dr. F. D. Bluford. president of A. and T., who arranged a sightseeing tour of the campus. They were also invited by the president to a session 'or the exchange of information attended by several A. and T. faculty members. During the session they revealed that the educational setup in the Russian sector of Berlin was the same as under Hitler, though more oppressive. The first five pages of every text-book are devoted to a biography of Stalin; also all the little school children must include Stalin in their prayers.
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