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VOTE NOVEMBER "THE CREAM OF COLLEGE NEWS" GIVE BLOOD NOVEMBER 11—12 VOL. XLVIII—No. 8 A. and T. College, Greensboro, N. C., September-October, 1952 5 CENTS PER COPY Homecoming Celebration Slated NewcomersIncreaseEnrollment Summer School Huge Success By CATHERINE STROUD, '53 Approximately 1,061 students were enrolled during the summer sessions at A. and T. College. Four hundred sixty-eight were graduate students and 593 were undergraduates. Graduate professors teaching at A. and T. this past summer were George R. Jordan, principal of Summer Field High School, Guilford County; Flossie R. Alston, principal of Charles Moore Elementary School, Greensboro; Marguerite Adams, Counselor at Second Ward High School, Charlotte; Dr. Joseph P. McKelpin, research assistant, University of Wisconsin; O. A. Dupree, principal of Sampson County Training School, Clinton; Dr. A. F. Jackson, guidance instructor of A. and T.; Elizabeth Rov Williamson, dance instructor, New York City; and Dr. M. J. Whitehead, professor of education. Many interesting lyceum programs (Continued on Page 3) Numerous Activities Highlight Gigantic Reunion of Alumni By STANLEY M. COOK For an adequate cure of home sickness, meet your old chums of the past years November 1 on the growing campus of A. and T. College. When the alumni reach the campus they will feel as if the clock had turned back to the time of their school days. Hundreds of former students of this institution will assemble here to enjoy the gala activities that are being planned, to renew their old experiences of yesterday, and to witness A. and T. forging rapidly toward the top of leading American colleges and universities. New appearances of the physical plant coupled with the varied homecoming activities planned will help to heighten the loyalty and devotion of all former students. The homecoming committees are busy finalizing the numerous activities for the week end. The college is expecting to entertain the largest single turnout of alumni in its history. The activities for homecoming will actually begin on Friday, October 31. The main event, the football game featuring the A. and T. Aggies and the Morgan State College "Bears" which is expected to draw some 20,000 persons, ivill get underway at 2:00 P. M. A. and T. will be seeking a second straight victory over Morgan. Several big social functions including two dances, one on Friday evening, October 31, and the annual homecoming ball on Saturday, Nov. 1. at 8:00 P. M. are being sponsored by the local Gate City Chapter of the A. and T. Alumni Association. The annual students' pep rally will be staged Friday, October 31, at 7 P. M. A Coffee Hour for alumni will be held Saturday, November 1, at 9:30 A. M. at the Alumni House on the campus. Registration of visiting alumni will be held in the Alumni House immediately preceding a brief meeting of the alumni executive committee. The colorful homecoming parade the day of the game leaves the college campus at 1:00 P. M. for the stadium. A festival extravaganza is planned to electrify the expected large crowd at half time. All former homecoming events will be shadowed by the gigantic celebration to be staged this year by the returning alumni, students, and well- wishers of A. and T. College. ■ 0 ■ Senior Class Elects Officers for '52-'53 The senior class of 1953 congratulates the members of the freshman class for selecting A. and T. College to pursue work which will prepare them for better service and better life. We wish these fine students will have four wonderful and profitable years here at our beloved institution. Election following the opening of school placed into the various offices David McElveen, president; Dorothy Miller, vice-president; Virginia Jones, secretary; John Ward, treasurer; Linwood Smith and Robert Hall, student council representatives; Henry Frye, student aid fund representative; James Bridgett, editor of the yearbook. Mr. L. A. Wise is the senior class advisor. Many activities are planned by the class to close out this year. All seniors are asked to attend every meeting scheduled in order that these plans can be worked out with full cooperation. 0 ■ ■ "They Also Serve Who Stand and Wait."—John Milton DOUGLAS CROMARTE, 'S3 President, Student Council Greetings From Student Council President To Freshmen, New Students Entering A. and T. College is a passport to success. We are proud to have you here because we believe that you are capable of measuring up to our high standards. We are approaching a year that will go down in history as one that will bring with it problems and perplexities that will effect us as a group and as individuals. We will, however, as in the past overcome these problems and rise to unclaimed heights in our individual aims in life. If you want to get the most out of college life, you will have to organize your thinking. You will need to use foresight in acquiring those skills which will be most valuable to you later. You will have to plan your life and follow your plan well. We at A. and T. are one. The mystic chord of fellowship stretches out uniting us in our common goal which is preparation for the world of tomorrow. School's Finances Called Inadequate By ARTHUR JOHNSEY Greensboro Daily News Raleigh Bureau A. and T. College was pictured before the Advisory Budget Commission in Raleigh, North Carolina, as less adequately financed than any other state-operated college. A. and T.'s administration asked $5,285,936 for capital improvements —new buildings and equipment—and $2,344,076 for maintenance in the next biennium. Advocates backed their arguments with figures showing that educational services are provided at A. and T. at a lower per student cost than other Negro institutions in the South. They said its per capita operational costs were the lowest of any state-supported college in North Carolina. Warning Issued Because of a low starting salary for instructors and generally low instructional expenditures per pupil, the Southern Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools has issued a warning that "deficiencies should be lifted" prior to its December meeting. The association is the accrediting agency for Southern colleges. Referring to the disclosure, brought out by a question from W. B. Um- stead to Dr. F. D. Bluford, that the engineering school isn't now recognized fully by accrediting institutions, Shelley B. Caveness told the commission "if we don't offer it (engineering) at A. and T., they are going to get the training and I don't have to tell you what's going to happen." Caveness Speaks Caveness said he believes the people want Negroes to have equality of educational opportunity and "it's high time the general assembly does something about A. and T. College." The new classroom building and dormitory, it was explained, will enable the college to abandon old barracks students have used as living quarters and classrooms for some seven years. Dr. Bluford said the barracks are in such disreputable state it would be uneconomical to patch them up in view of the certainty that they will ultimately be abandoned. A recently completed dormitory accommodated 1,010 male students, said Dr. Bluford, "but we have over 2,000 boys." Favors Increase Caveness said environment influences in the areas surrounding the college were additional reasons for quartering the students in dormitories. With respect to salaries, Caveness said there was no reason why a dean at A. and T. shouldn't be paid as much as a dean at State College. The Greensboro institution has had a regular term enrollment of around 3,000 in the past two years, and there were predictions it will go over 4,000 within a decade. ■ 0 ■ English Department Observes Day With Poets Sunday, November 16, at 4 o'clock, sixteen members of A. and T.'s English department will meet at Miss Jean Bright's home, 1008 Benbow Road, to observe a day with the poets. Poems of Edmund Spenser, John Dry- den, Keats, Byron, Coleridge, Longfellow will highlight the affair. Soliloquies from Shakespeare's plays and sonnets of Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Shakespeare will be read. Refreshments will be served. Dr. L. A. Alston is chairman of the English Department. ■',»& CLARA LORRAINE JOHNSON Miss A. & T. Speaks All of us have arrived at this great institution filled with initiative and anxiety desirous of turning a new page in our lives. We hope this new page will consist of a thorough college education. We, as upperclassmen at A. and T., are happy that you have chosen our Alma Mater as your school to continue learning. We hope you will learn to love and respect her as we do. An education does not consist of book learning only but is seen in every phase of man's life. Since this is true, we extend a hearty invitation for you to become affiliated with various clubs and campus organizations. In these groups, one can develop himself spiritually, morally, socially, and intellectually. I feel one must be educated in all of these phases before he can truly say that he is educated. As freshmen you have four good years in which you may gain all the knowledge and gain much wisdom. If you find the goal that you have in mind now in pursuing this college education, you will be certain of success. Don't waste your time for life is too short. Let your four years here be beneficial as well as pleasant. 0 Noted Tenor In Concert The Lyceum Committee presented Rawn Spearman, celebrated tenor of New York City, in concert before a packed house of A. and T. students and faculty in Harrison Auditorium, October 23. Mr. Spearman sang with taste and musical understanding. His tenor voice is sonorous and resounding when he sings pianissimo or forte passages. Opening the concert with an aria from Bach's "Christmas Oratorio," the artist sang a program of songs that was of the highest calibre featuring two songs heard for the first time in America. His vast audience was held in rapt attention until each song was ended. He was enthusiastically received. Songs by Bach, Dowland, Rameau, Tomasi, Hue, Poulenc, Kingsford, Purcell, Broadnax, and Villa Lobos constituted the major program offerings. The entire Schuman "Dichter- liebe" was beautifully delivered. Mr. Spearman passionately projected Fred Hall's cycle of four Afro-American songs. His stage decorum and musicianship were in evidence in all that he did. Responding to thunderous applause, the artist was generous in singing several memorable encores. Another of his appearances at A. and T. is assured. Mr. Spearman's accompanist, composer Kingsford, played sympathetically and helped to make this an enjoyable concert. Over 900 Frosh Enter Aggie Land Coming on the heels of one of the biggest building booms in the history of the college. 970 eager freshmen invaded A. and T. during Orientation Week last month. This total of newcomers is one of the highest according to figures listed by the Registrar's Office. The huge class of frosh was well :n keeping with the institution which itself is rapidly becoming one of the foremost educational institutions of the country. The college enrollment this year is now 2602 according to closest figures taken by the Registrar's Office thus far. Of this number more than 1500 are boys. Expansion Noted The large enrollment at A. and T. comes at a time when expansion of the college is at its highest peak. Some years ago the college began a several million dollar building program which is now nearing its completion. Finished thus far is the million dollar boys dormitory, the Technical Institute, the girls new dormitory, the agricultural extension building, and the chemistry building. These were dedicated at this year's commencement. Buildings which have not been completed are the library, home economics building, infirmary and gymnasium. Each of these buildings will be very modern in architecture and design. Even this large list of buildings will not suffice for the rapidly growing institution, for less than one year after Scott Hall, men's new dormitory, was completed to house 1010 boys, A. and T. was in need of another dormitory. But this rising and growing is indicative of a sure sign toward our becoming the foremost Negro institution of higher learning. ■ 0 ■ High School Seniors Overrun Campus The A. and T. College campus was a scene of hustling, bustling, activity October 4, when approximately 5,- 000 students from more than 150 high schools, principally of North Carolina, poured onto the campus as guests at the annual high school senior day. In a guided tour under the supervision of 200 volunteer college students, the guests visited the new and modern dormitories, shops, classrooms, and laboratories and received an inside story of collegiate life and study. The day's activities began with registration after long lines of busses and cars emptied this host of students and teachers from practically all counties in the state. The highway entrance to the campus was packed with vehicles by 9 A. M. At the registration center, each group of visitors was given identification cards, meal tickets, and varied literature on the facilities of the college. From then on, the campus guests were carried through the paces of a busy schedule which concluded late in the afternoon with supper in the college dining hall. The 120 piece A. and T. College band provided entertainment in front of Dudley Hall before leading the cheering throng to Memorial Stadium where the visitors joined other "Aggie" fans to watch the thrilling football game between Virginia Union University and A. and T. College. The A. and T. "Bulldogs" put on a thrilling battle, winning their first conference game at the expense of Virginia Union, 14-6. The visiting students were enthusiastic in their praise of the college buildings and activities. One student from West Charlotte High remarked as he finished the tour of Scott Hall, (Continued on Page 4)
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