The Register, 1966-01-21, page 1
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Shed.% Dr. W. T. Gibbs 1000 Ross Avenue Greensboro, H„ C, VOLUME XXXVII, No. 16, GREENSBORO, N. C. JANUARY 21, 1966 "ZThe Cream of CoUege News* College Reflects Shallow Opinions On Viet Nam War By LEE HOUSE, JR. Though the tide of criticism and agitation on the war in Viet Nam has subsided, in part, the war itself wages heavily on. With a 190- man installation and hints of victory, it's not likely that the United States wiU be leaving soon. Nor is it likely that the communist wiU aUow a permanent cease fire. Thus, the new year spells continued war in Viet Nam and accompanying concerns around the globe. Approximately a month ago we witnessed the appearance of an article titled "Aggie Sentiment on Viet Nam" (Dec. 10, 1965) which was, as it suggested, designed to capture the opinions of the students of this college regarding the war in Viet Nam. As this reporter suggested in the outset, apathy reigned supreme. This was evidenced by the fact that less than a minute fraction of the coUege famUy participated. Does this acutally reflect indifference in general, disinterest in this subject, or utter ignorance? The number of participants was so smaU when compared with the college's population that we found it impractical to analyze on a percentage basis. Of the twenty participants the vast majority are "hawks" (fervently support U.S. PoUcy in Viet Nam). Only four participants were "Activist" (fervently opposed to U. S. policy). Two "pragmatist" (believe the U. S. is committed to fight) and one "dove" (sUently oppose U. S. poUcy) were among the group. Answers to the statement "If I were President of the United States or otherwise capacitated (with reference to the war in South Viet Nam) I would:", were few but highly variant. Comments and suggestions included the foUowing: "'Bomb North Viet Nam back into the stone age"; "do just as President Johnson is doing . . ."; let the people of America know the true facts behind the situation"; "withdraw all American troops tomorrow. Stop bombing North Viet Nam today! Begin massive aid program to a reunited communist Viet Nam"; and last, but not least, on this campus, "let Viet Nam go to heU". One may not be correct in considering this a fair cross-section of (CONTINUED ON PAGE 4) Male Singers To Make Tour With Brass Group Again this year the A. & T. College Male Singers and Brass Ensemble are making their annual concert tour. The tour this season includes nine different concerts and will last up to seven days beginning on January 30 and terminating on February 5. The foUowing schedule was presented for travel: January 30, Clinton and Lumber- ton; January 31, Greenville, South Carolina and Bart, South CaroUna; February 1, Clarkton and New Bern; February 2, New Bern, North Carolina; February 3, Princess Anne, Maryland; February 4, Bridgeport, Connecticut; and February 5, to be announced. The concert wfll be presented in five parts composed of both the Male Singers and the Brass Ensemble on February 20 in Harrison Auditorium. The program is as follows: (UONTDVUBD ON PAGE 4) The Ramsey Lewis Trio, "an essentiaUy cheerful, optimistic" group, wiU render music to the A&T CoUege student body on February 17 in Harrison auditorium. Even though Ramsey is the natural apex of the group, El Dee and Red's talent is easily discernible. These three gentlemen of jazz are among the country's most exciting performers of soul music. NCTE Members Give Discussions On Aids For English Teachers The Junior Affiliate of the NCTE met January 11 at 6:30 p.m. in Hodgin basement. The feature for the night was a discussion of selected articles from the English Journal by Da Renne Pazant, WUliam Adams, Eula Battle, Roland Haynes, and Ida Taylor. Da Renne Pazant discussed an article by Lurene Brown, an Assistant Professor of English at Ohio (Athens) University, entitled "Let's Put an "I" in SpeUing." This article which appeared in the October 1965 issue of the EngUsh Journal gave several ways of arousing individual interest in speUing classes. In Da Renne's discussion of the article, she stated that children learn what they want to learn, and if there is no personal interest in spelling, it is considered a "hard subject". To keep spelling from becoming a "hard subject", one should give constant attention to it. Individual lists of words in certain categories which interest the student may be compiled. Categories should be chosen according to the interest of the student—hobbies (modeling, dancing, swimming, creative writing, etc.), school subjects (curriculum, schedule, French, algebra, etc.), iU- nesses (disease, measles, druggist, ulcers, etc.), vocations (doctors, lawyers, mechanics, farmers, etc.). Other headings which might be of interest are as follows: personal classification, favorite authors, historical landmarks, personality characteristics, favorite foods, and vacation spots. Words under these headings would not only aid the student in learning to spell, but they would give him a chance to increase his vocabulary and learn to use capital letters for proper nouns and adjectives. "Composition: Why? What? How?", an article from the September 1965 issue of the English Journal which w^ written by Boris- Burack, editor of American Education Publications (Middleton, Connecticut), was discussed by William Adams. Three questions were raised in this article: "Why do we (English instructors) teach writing? What is to be taught in a writing course? How is writing to be taught? Writing is taught because it is both an intellectual and an emotional (cathartic) experience; therefore, instructors should require both creative and expository compositions based on personal experience, selected topics, and the parsing of documents. Students should not be forced "to write mountains of prose." Compostions should be one page in length. Book reports and research papers should be outlawed, and instructors should never rewrite a sentence or a paragraph for students. Pointed criticism and/ or honest praise should be expressed on each paper. Roland Haynes discussed "Subject-Matter Determines Method", an article in the November 1965 issue of the English Journal which was written by Hans P. Guth, Professor of English at San Jose (California) State Colege. The author of this article discussed the age-old dispute or difference between the education minded English teacher and the purely subject-matter minded teacher. The subject-matter trained teacher is not concerned with methods of imparting knowledge, but with the acquisition of knowledge. On the other hand, the education or method-minded English teacher has a two-fold goal in mind, acquiring the facts and the manner in which students will be guided in getting those facts. Both types of teachers represent two extremes in types. The main idea that the author is emphasizing is that the successful teacher of English must strike a happy medium between the two ex- ■ (CONTINUED ON PAGE 4) Governor Moore Urges Students To Join Program Governor Dan K. Moore recently urged college students interested in state government to apply for the 1966 Summer Internship Program. In announcing the 1966 summer program, Governor Moore stated that twenty-five North Carolina coUege students wiU be selected to participate in the eleven-week program. Students will attend an orientation program and then work for ten weeks in selected state departments while attending evening classes on the North Carolina State campus. To be eligible, students (1) must have satisfactorily completed three years of college, (2) must be residents of North Carolina, and (3) must be currently enrolled in a college or university either within or outside the state. The State Internship Program will begin June 7 and continue through August 19, 1966. Students will be paid $75.00 a week while employed. Governor Moore stated that he had asked the Institute of Government to be responsible for administering the internship program. The Institute has been participating in the program since it was established in 1962. Students will be selected for the program by a committee including prominent professors of political science teaching in North Carolina colleges and universities. Students interested in applying for the Internship Program may secure applications from college placement offices, departments of business, government, history, or poUtical science in Nbrth CaroUna colleges and universities, local offices of the N. C. Employmnent Security Commission, and the N. C. State Personnel Department. Applications must be mailed to the Institute of Government, Chapel Hill before February 15, 3S68. Former A&T Prof. Named To Post In Federal Gov. It seemed fitting that a former employee of this institution would be named to one of the highest offices held by a Negro. This is, of course, what occurred when Dr Robert C. Weaver, Housing and Home Finance Agency administrator since 1961, was nominated to head the newly created Department of Housing and Urban Development. Mr. Weaver was an instructor in economics in 1931-1932 at A. & T College. He came to this college after having received the Bachelor of Science and Master of Arts degrees from Harvard in 1929 and 1931 respectively. He earned The Doctor of Philosophy degree at Harvard in 1934. Before the appointment as Housing and Finance Administrator m 1961, Dr. Weaver was national chairman of the NAACP and had served as a lecturer at Northwestern University, a visiting professor at New York University, and as professor of economics at the New School for Social Research NO STRANGER He is no stranger to the federal government. When Roosevelt and his New Deal were in full swing he was one of the few "brain- trusters" utilized to get the country back on its feet. He has worked for the Interior Department, the housing division of the PubU- Works Administration, the U S Housing Authority, the Nationai Defense Advisory Commission, the Offioe of Production Management and as New York State's rent administrator. He has contributed invaluable service to race relations in Chicago, where he directed the' Mayor's Commission on Race Relations. In addition, he served as deputy chief of the Ukraine in Soviet Russia and as a consultant on the Tennessee Valley Authority Program. Highly QuaUfied Dr. Weaver has written articles on labor, the economics of land and public utilities, and race relations. Perhaps no higher compliment has come or wiU come to him than that paid by Virginia Senator A Wfflis Robertson, chairman of the Senate Banking Committee by which the Weaver nomination first had to be cleared. Declared Senator Robertson who voted against President Kennedy's appointment of Dr. Weaver to the position of Housing and Home Finance Agency Administrator in 1961, "Although I thought he was going to be prejudiced, I have seen no evidence of Preiudice." There seems no other man better qualified for heading the Department of Housing and Urban Development than "our own Professor Weaver." Students Romp As First Snow Covers Campus The prospect of snowball fights and snowmen seemed doubtful Saturday morning as smaU snow flakes rapidly feU to the earth. Before stopping, winter doubled the folds of her blanket five times in rapid succession before nestling comfortably down to rest. That's when the fun began! Many College co-eds found it necessary to seek cover as snowbaUs thrown by the enemy (A. & T. Males) whistled by trees, umbreUas, and human shields. This was aU in fun because a notice had been placed in the glassfront buUetin board in front of Murphy stating that throwing snowballs was a serious offense. The notice was signed by "Administration". This kept the feUows from becoming rough-.
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