The Register, 1951-02&03-00, page 1
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FINAL EXAMS "THE CREAM OF COLLEGE NEWS" HAPPY EASTER VOL. XLIX—Nos. 5 and 6 A. and T. College, Greensboro, N. C., February-March 1951 5 CENTS PER COPY POLIO DRIVE CLOSES: GOAL EXCEEDED 'Mr. A and T. College of 1951" Crowned Mr. A. & T. College Contest Nets Largest Gains; Nurse Thelma Waddell Sponsor Louise Dodd Sparks James Thompson to Crown; Noses Out V. Speight's Beckett Left to right: Roy Wright, Juanita Wooten, James Beckett; Velma Speight, Mr. A. & T., James Thompson, Louise Dodd, Catherine Hubbard and George Thomas. Race Relations Day Observed; Dr. Milner Speaks Race Relations Day was observed at A. and T. Gollegc Sunday. February 11, 1951. with a program in the Harrison Auditorium. Dr. Clyde A. Milner, president of Guilford College, was principal speaker. He was introduced by Dr. F. D. Bluford, president of A. and T. "Wc must work together to build a world of Christian brotherhood," Dr. Milner said. "To do this wc should take as our point of departure the life of Christ and imitate Him. "The only answer or remedy to the state of confusion the world is in to day, with its prejudices, hatreds, strife, and turmoil, is Christian brotherhood. Tn our effort lo defeat or eradicate the evils of the world we must emulate Christ." Dr. Milner illustrated his address with personal experiences and anecdotes about his life. In warning the students against selfishness, he told of an instructor of his in England who put on the blackboard the equation, "Sins equal selfishness; selfish ness equals sin." When challenged by Dr. Milner, he proved that all sin stems from selfishness and vice versa. In one of his anecdotes he pointed out how easy it is to acquire habits from imitating others. Many of our mannerisms, gestures, and habits come from other persons without any con scions knowledge on our part, he told ihe audience. Try to insure that you imitate only the good things; guard against imitating the insignificant and I he evil. The college choir, directed by Prof. Howard T. Pearsall, sang several selections. Chemical Society Branch in Recent Meeting Here Geog. Students Tour Local Plant By T. A. CLARK Associate Professor of History The first Geography field trip ol ihe school year 1950-51 took place on Friday, January 19, 1951. Sixty-eight students participated, representing three classes in F.conomics and Industrial Geography. Two city busses were secured from the local transportation system. The place of observation was the Terra-Colta Plant of Pomona, Greens boro, North Carolina. itudenls were carried through (he (Continued on Page 3) By WILBERT DOUGLAS, '51 The Central North Carolina Section of the American Chemical Socie ly. headed by Dr. H. A. I Jung. Presi dent, and Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences at Guilford College, held a meeting here for the first time at the Agricultural and Technical Col lege January 19, 1951. Representatives were here from Guilford College and A. and T. College both of Greensboro. N. G, Burlington Mills, Burling ton, N. C, Vick's Salves Corporation. Greensboro, N. C, Duke Tobacco Co., Winston-Salem, N. C, and Bowman- Grey Hospital. Winston-Salem, N. G. The preliminary speakers included Dr. F. D. Bluford. President of A. and T. College; Dr. B. T. White, head of the Chemistry Department at A. and T. College and a member of the American Chemical Society; and Dr. II. A. Ljung. Dr. Isaac H. Miller, Jr.. biochemist at A. and T. College, delivered the main address. He presented a very scholarly address on the subject, en titled "Plant Hormones." His discus sion was a survey of an investigation conducted at lbe University of Wis consin. Dr. Miller pointed out that the subject of growth substances upon the plant development has received con siderablc attention in scientific circles. He emphasized that a certain group of compounds, some of which occur naturally, and some of which are synthetic, when applied to growing plants caused a wide variety of responses. Among these compounds are 2.4-di- chlorophenoxyacetic acid, 2,4,5-trichlo- rophenoxyacetic acid, indoleacetic acid and 2-methyl 4-chlorophenoxyacetic acid. These compounds are found as the active ingredients of such products as "Weed-No-M,ore," which are useful because when applied to lawns they will kill weeds and other broad-leaf plants and will allow only grass to grow. These compounds are also use fill in increasing the protein content of wheat, in the prevention of the premature drop of fruit from trees, in promoting the formation of flowers in some plants which do not ordinarily produce flowers, and have many other useful applications. Dr. Miller's studies were designed to explain the chemical mechanism of the processes involved within the plant which is affected by plant hormones and to determine how the plants classed as grasses are not as susceptible to the effect of these chemicals as are the weeds. He said that when cell-free enzyme preparations obtained from barley seed- ings were exposed to certain plant hormones, the functioning of the glycol ic acid dehydrogenase and ascorbic acid oxidase was greatly hampered. When intact tissues of corn, oats and peas were subjected to various plant hormones, these compounds caused the respiration of these plant tissues to be increased to a very great extent. 'Ihe findings of Dr. Miller suggest that the effect of the growth hormone is upon the respiratory system of the plants and that the difference in response of grasses as compared with broad-leaf plants may be related to differences in the respiratory mechanism of these two types of plants. Ihe Student Affiliate Chapter or the American Chemical Society at A. and I . College took an active part in the meeting by serving as host to the group. This chapter, under the guid ance of Dr. B. T. White, is steadily growing in membership, interest and activities. A. and I. College exceeded ils an mial goal of $1,000 for the polio fund by $127.23. Miss Mary Dozier, director of the campus drive, announced al its close February 11. 1951. The money was raised by direct solicitation, the sale of confections and sandwiches about the campus and at athletic events, the sale of tickets to various programs sponsored by committees and individuals, and contributions bv campus organizations. The "Mr. A. and T. College," sponsored by Nurse Thelma Waddell, brought in the largest returns, $633.02; the college faculty, staff, and exten sion workers contributed $184.70; and Ihe Housing Project and Bachelors Quarters, solicited by Evelyn Taylor and F. W. Waddell, $120.28. The crowning of James Thompson, "Mr. and A. and T. College." by Dr. F. D. Bluford, president of the school, was the highlight of the drive. Thompson, sponsored by Louise Dodd, turned in $205.48; James O. Beckett, sponsored by Velma Speight, $175.21; Roy Wright, sponsored by Juanita Wooten. $140.04; and George 'Thomas, sponsored by Catherine Hubbard, $111.70. All of the contestants for the honor were students, as also were their sponsors. The women were representatives of the women's dormitories of the campus, and were supported by their respective dormitories in the contest. The coronation ceremony was held Saturday night in the main gymnasium. The college dance band—"the Symphony Sids"—directed by Sgt. Silas Christian, furnished the music. Brotherhood Week Observed Brotherhood Week observance at A. & T. College was climaxed recently wilh a brotherhood forum in the Harrison Auditorium. 1 en representatives of different countries and religions spoke from the subject, "Brotherhood or Chaos." Major Thomas H. Wright, U. S., Protestant, acted as moderator and directed key questions at the other participants concerning brotherhood, and how it can be achieved here in Ameri ca. The questions elicited the following responses: Mr. Charles Hayes, U. S., Roman Catholic-The basis of Brotherhood Week in America is the Bible, the Preamble to the Constitution, and the aims as set forth by the Conference of Christians and Jews in obtaining more strict adherence to the American way of life. The American way of life is based upon the lecognition of the dignity of man as a creature of God. Mr. Richard Shia, Foochow, China— We should do more and talk less about brotherhood in America. We should work to create a social situation in which this idea of brotherhood can grow. And strive to overcome the difficulty of the lack of a common language, which is one of the greatest barriers to brotherhood. Miss Ranee Singh, New Delhi, India — The brotherhood instinct is both in- (Continued on Page 3) N. C. Band Clinic Held at A. and T. By VERNELL WATSON, '52 Approximately 350 high school students arrived at A. and T. from all parts of North Carolina to participate in the largest band clinic to be held here. Over 500 students will participate in the festival to be held in April. Each year the students are welcomed by our band members. Music dealers were here to display their instruments, music, and other accessories to bandmasters and students. Mr. W. F. Carlson, Jr., brass instrument specialist, lectured on brass instruments to the students and bandmasters. He covered the fundamentals of playing and technique such as: 1. Breath control—proper and adequate with support from the abdomen. 2. Lip control — the embouchure — correct use of the "pucker," and Pressure vs. Tension. 3. Finger control — slide positions — firm fingering use of all alter nates. Some of the commandments he listed for better musicianship arc: 1. Blessed are ye that play with good posture for ye shall look better, feel better, and breathe better. 2. Blessed are they of the brass section who attacketh their tones with a "Du" instead of a "Tut"; for their tones shall be musical. .'!. Blessed arc ye who do not play all tones "FIT," for you shall play with greater ease, and give your music some style and meaning. 1 lis lecture was enjoyed by all players. Mr. F. N. Gatlin, bandmaster at Virginia State College, lectured on the woodwind instruments. He covered the tone quality of the clarinet, which is very seldom accomplished by clarinet players. He described the correct embouchure for all woodwinds, he told the students the many faults of woodwind players and how to correct them, and he demonstrated the correct position, standing and sitting. Miss Carrie Bates, senior and majorette at Virginia State College demon - (Continued on Players Present "Special Guest" By WILLIAM HOSEY Donald F.lser's one act play, Special Guest," was presented by the Richard B. Harrison Players during Religious Emphasis Week. The play was held in Richard B. Harrison Auditorium under the superb direction of Sylvester F. Clarke, instructor in the English Department. The leading role was brilliantly played by Ruby Ring Duran, who portrayed Nora Andrews, a middle- aged farm woman. Charles Pittman was John Andrews. Nora's husband. Other members of the cast were Millard Mitchell, Sherwood Newsome, and Thelma Hart. This unusual play was lauded by all who saw it. The action of the play takes place in the farm home of the Andrews. The plot centers around Nora (Ruby K. Duran), who has reached the peak of desperation as a result of long years of hardship, discouragement and poverty. Directing here hate against a young detective (Sherwood Newsome) who shot and killed her son in self- defense, she seeks revenge against the unsuspecting man. He is invited to her home as a special guest—a very "Special Guest" to be murdered. Her plan is thwarted by the return of the dead son (Millard Mitchell), who is unseen by those on stage, in time to prevent the tragedy. "Special Guest" was first presented bv the Hines Dramatic Club of Youngs- town College. 4-H Foundation Met at A. & T. The North Carolina 4-H Club Foundation, Inc., an organization of prominent citizens of the state interested in the 4-H clubs for Negro youths, held their second annual membership meeting January 17, 1951. The long-time goal of the foundation is the raising of $1,000,000 to provide and maintain 4-H Clubs and facilities for Negro youth of the state. The goal for this year is $50,000. E. Ray Hodgin of A. and T. College, treasurer of the foundation reported that nearly $2,000 has already been donated by county 4-H Clubs and in terested persons and organizations of the state. Ellis Hall, student at A. and T. College, was selected by the group to represent the Negro 4-H Clubs on the Farm Youth Exchange Project. If approved by the national board he will be sent to a foreign country to make (Continued on Page 4)
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