Board Names Dean Gibbs President
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Johnie Oates Wins "King of The Aggies" Title
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Warmoth T. Gibbs, former dean of the school of Education and
Science, has been named president of this college. President Gibbs takes
over the position left vacant by the death of Dr. F. D. Bluford.
Jerald M. Marteena, who headed the school of Engineering for
more than fifteen years, was recently appointed to the newly created post,
dean of faculties.
VOLUME XXIV — No. 8 GREENSBORO, N. C, FEBRUARY 25, 1956
"The Cream of College News"
King of the Aggies
Johnie Oates, winner of the "King of the
Aggies Contest," is crowned "King" by
Dean W. T. Gibbs, acting president, at the
Coronation Dance held in Moore gymna
sium. Suella Davis, his sponsor, smiles approvingly. Johnie, a member of the Alpha
Phi Omega fraternity, hails from Mount
Olive, North Carolina.
Oates Captures "King" Title
As Vanstory Raises $582
Johnie Oates, a sophomore agriculture major from Mount Olive North
Carolina, won the title "King of the Aggies" as the college brought to a
close its annual polio drive this month.
Johnie was crowned "King" after Suella Davis, sponsor of Washington, D. C. reported $582 as Vanstory Hall's contribution to the contest.
This campus-wide contest evoked the usual competitive spirit as
each dormitory for women sought to win the coveted title for its candidate.
In addition to selling hot dogs, chicken salad sandwiches, cakes, and pies,
the dormitories gave stage shows, talent programs, extravaganzas, and
dances. A special weekend was allowed each dormitory at which time
students solicited money on the streets.
Other contestants and contributions included Clement C. Taylor, sponsored by North Dormitory and Betty Burton, $515.96; Samuel Lee Tucker,
sponsored by Morrison Hall and Rita Dawson, $421.73; Paul McGuire
sponsored by Curtis Hall and Dorothy Jackson $286.30; and William
Fowler sponsored by Holland Hall and Malinda Smith, $161.47.
All contestants received gifts for their efforts. The "King" received
a sweater; and his sponsor, a cash award.
REPORT NOT COMPLETE
Walter McLarty announced that the bulk of the money has been
raised already, but he does not have a final report which will include
contributions and special projects.
The campaign this year, however, netted less than it has in the past
two years. In 1953, 1954, 1955, the college contributed $2,500, $3,309.45, and
Such contributions caused A&T to be cited for having made the
largest average contribution per student of any college or university in
In spite of the possibly smaller contribution, the committee feels that
the drive was a good one.
The polio campaign was headed by Miss Thelma Waddell, Miss G.
Louise Dodd, and Walter McLarty. Others assisting were Mrs. Anice
Wilson, Mrs. Pattie Phinx, Mrs. Lucille Teele, Miss Louise Pearson, and
Miss Margaret Corbett.
Rating Board Approves College
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