The Register, 1966-02-25, page 1
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Radio Station WANT Goes Into Operation A&T RADIO STATION GOES ON AIR of Dr. Lewis C. Dowdy, president of A&T College, sits at the controls A&T's Radio Station WANT, which went on the air waves last week. At rear are Carol Ogle, general manager of Greensboro's Radio Station WEAL, who gave the college a radio console which boosted plans for opening the station, and Melvin C. Alexander, chairman of the Department of Electronics, who serves as technical director. By STANLEY JOHNSON A new communications facility has been established at A&T College. Radio station WANT is going into its third week of operation. Installations were completed on February 9 and coincided with the mid-year meeting of the A&T College Board of Trustees. The station carried as part of its first day's program, comments by each member of the board and also by our president, Dr. Lewis C. Dowdy. For the first few weeks, the station will operate for five hours a day Monday through Friday, from 5 P.M. to 10:00 P.M. Plans for weekend broadcasting will foe made in the spring. Students are able to use the regular A-M. receiver tuned to 620 KC to receive the station. The Federal Communications Commission has designed this station for use by the college because such stations must hot be in competition with commercial stations. Therefore, they are restricted to the boundaries of the campus. Signals leave the studio, located in Julian Price Hall, foy cable and are transmitted by a low-power transmitter located in strategic buildings on the campus. Because of a temporary shortage, transmitters are not located in all buildings. After this shortage is overcome, transmitters will be placed in more buildings to ensure a better pick-up of the station. The station is to be operated primarily by students with Mr. Melvin T. Alexander, Mrs. Lois Kinney, and other faculty members as advisers. The initial proposal for a closed circuit A.M. radio station was made at a meeting by the president of the college, October 19, 1964. After the meeting Mr. Alexander was appointed to gather information and data that would be needed for the preparation and final operation of the station. On August 9, 1965 he attended a workshop in Radio and Television Broadcasting at New York State University at Genesee, New York, which is a pioneer in closed circuit radio and television broadcasting. In the workshop Mr. Alexander had complete use of the facUities of one A.M. Radio Station, one F.M. Radio Station and one Television station. At the workshop, first hand information, from technical aspects, and operation and programming were discussed and demonstrated. Plans for the station readily advanced last year when the college was given a radio console by the Greensboro Radio Station WEAL. The equipment was reconditioned- The responsibUity of setting up administration, organization, promotion, and program development was delegated to a committee consisting of both students and faculty. The committee was appointed in the latter part of last year. Students named to the committee were Nicholas S. Bright, WUUam Goode, Leroy Kirkland, Virginia Massey, Samuel Tate, James Thome, Robert Wagoner, and WiUie N. Watts. Faculty members included Dr. Ralph L. Wooden, chairman; Mr. Melvin Alexander, Dr. Walter Daniel, Mr. Hubert Gaskin, Mrs. Lois Kinney, Mrs. Loreno Marrow, Dr. John MarshaU Stevenson, and Dr. Jesse E. Marshall, ex-officio. Special recognition is given to the foUowing students who have worker diUgently for over a year on the construction and technical setup of the new station — Nicholas Bright, Thomas Langston, George Saunders, WUUe Woolfork, Dennis WaddeU, David Jones and others. Students who are presently engaged as announcers at the station are Samuel Tate, George Saunders, Thomas Langston, and CheryU Suber. Mr. M T. Alexander is the general manager and Mrs. Lois Kinney is program director. &* M.V &.%>Uege VOLUME XXXVII, No. 20 GREENSBORO, N. C. FEBRUARY, 25, 1966 TF/ie Cream of CoUege News* Natl Social Science Groups Set Confab By LEE HOUSE, JR. The Association of Social Science Teachers and the National Convention of Sigma Rho Sigma Honorary Social Science Fraternity wUl meet at A&T College for their thirty- first annual convention on AprU 28, 29, and 30, 1966. This year's convention wiU be centered around the theme: "The Great Society: ChaUenges for Increased Involvement by Social Scientists." Executive officers of the ASST are as follows: George T. Dowdy, Tuskegee Institute, president; Jesse Gloster, Texas Southern, president elect; John Blue, U. S. Department of Education, first vice president; Tilman Oothran, Atlanta University, second vice president; Serena Staggers, Vorhees College, secretary; and WUUam Mcintosh, Grambling CoUege, treasurer. The founder of the organization was the late T. E. McKinney, Sr., who was dean at Johnson C. Smith University and a former A&T faculty memberi The Association of Social Science Teachers is a professional organization which comprises a relatively large cross-section of coUeges, universities, and secondary schools of the nation. The organization, whose continuous history covers a period of almost thirty-one years, has several key objectives; a. to encourage and promote scholarly research and teaching of the social sciences, b. to open up new vistas of knowledge of comprehension and teaching of social phenomena, c. to stimulate informed and responsible citizenship by critical evaluation of social problems. This year's meeting promises to be an exciting session. Much interest wUl be placed upon current social affairs, especiaUy political affairs. There wiU be discussion on CIAA Tournament This Weekend Norfolk State Favored To Win The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association is holding its 21st Annual BasketbaU Tournament, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, February 24, 25, and 26 in the Greensboro CoUseum. Eight of the nation's best teams in small coUege basketbaU wUl compete. Such stars as Earl Monroe, Richard (Pops) Pitts, Robert Saunders, Ken Horton, Richard Todd and others will compete. The tournament champion wUl compete in the NCAA SmaU College Regionals March 4 and 5 in Durham at the MacDougald Gymnasium of North Carolina CoUege. The winner of the regional wUl play in the NCAA CoUege Division nationals the next weekend in EvansviUe, Indiana. Norfolk State's unbelievable Spartans wiU be favored to win the tournament for the second year in a row. Their top rivals wiU be the smooth Winston-Salem State Rams. Both teams are scoring more than 100 points a game. Top players with Norfolk State include Richard (Pops) Pitts, the 6-5, 240 pound muscleman under the boards. He is among the top 10 in the CIAA both in scoring and in rebounds. Another is sophomore Jim Grant, who features an uncanny hook shot and great floor play. Other starters are the hard driving Clarence Burney, the great outside shooting Essex Thompson and the steady inside man, 5-6 Lewis Graham. Norfolk State also boasts a host of reserves. Winston-Salem is led by the fabulous Earl Monroe, leading scorer in the CIAA and a great ball handler. Howard (Sonny) RidgiU, the only hometown player on the team, is averaging better than 20 points a game. Coach C. E. (Bighouse) Gaines alternates his other starters from Joe Cunningham, 6-6 team captain; Willis (Spider) Bennett, Johnny Watkins, Eugene SmUey and WUUam EngUsh, 6-5 freshman star. The Delaware State Hornets, the A&T Aggies and the EUzabeth City Vikings are expected to provide the biggest chaUenge to the leaders. legislative apportionment and districting in North Carolina, Congress, and State AssembUes. Two North Carolina congressmen wUl be discussion leaders. The program for the convention, although tentative at present, includes registration, a pubUc meeting, sectional meetings, executive committee 'meeting, /and recjep- tions. Dispersing general hospitality for the coUege and city wUl be (CONTINUED ON PAGE 4) Phi Beta Lambda Convenes April In Durham For the first time, the A&T Chapter of Phi Beta Lambda wiU attend the state convention which will be held in Durham on AprU 1 and 2. Members of the Theta Pi Chapter of Phi Beta Lambda have been asked to volunteer for participation in the activities of the convention. Events which are open to the chapter members are as foUows: Mr. and Miss Business Executive, a vocabulary relay, talent show, state officers. Information about and/or qualification for these and other events may be obtained from the club's adviser, Mrs. Katie Dorsett. Highlighting the February 16 meeting of Phi Beta Lambda was a fashion show planned by the program committee. Members who served as models exhibited improper and proper wear for the industriaUst, the executive, the ■ coUege president and their secretaries. Mary Harris, Nancy Kearney, Yvette Holmes, and Shirley Jacobs served as models. The male sex was represented by Marion Horton, Ronald PhUips, Jesse Lanier, and Charles Butler. Lula Harris and Lynne Robinson gave a summary on office conduct and make-up. Members who plan to attend and/or participate in the state convention are urged to foe present at the next meeting of Phi Beta Lambda. Clark College President Speaks At Regular Spring Convocation An audience at A&T CoUege was last week told that no progress was made in race relations for sixty years following Reconstruction. The speaker was Dr. Vivian Henderson, an author in the field of economics, now president of Clark CoUege, Atlanta, Georgia. He spoke at regular spring convocation held on Tuesday morning in the Charles Moore Gymnasium, a program also a part of the A&T observance of Negro History Week. He said there were no race rela- :- DR. VIVIAN HENDERSON tions prior to Reconstruction, except on a "master to slave basis," and the developments in race relations for the ensuing sixty years were controlled by Jim Crow laws. During the period immediately following Reconstruction, during the 1880's, "and until 1940, there was no progress in bringing equality of opportunity to the American Negro; and for almost sixty years, there was stagnation, and even retrogression," said Dr. Henderson. Real progress has been made only during the past two decades. Continuing, he told the group, "Reconstruction marked the first time that Negroes tried to gain equality, and since that time there has been only a zig-zag course towards accompUshment. Referring to the progress accomplished during the recent civU rights struggle, the speaker warned, "It is not enough to talk afoouiJ equal opportunity — that opens th< gates; it takes other changes t walk through these gates." "Despijte gains, the economic gap between Negroes and whites continues to widen." "The way it is now going," he said, "we would end up with a lot of civU right* but empty stomachs." He said that there is developing a Negro middle class, but there has been no progress for the Uttle man at aU. The audience was reminded of the now famed sit-in demonstrations begun on the A&T campus hi I960, w. Leonard Evans, Jr., publisher and editor of Tuesday Publications, Inc., of Chicago, producers of a Sunday magazine, presented to the coUege a painting used in one of the recent issues The painting is a conception of the first sit-in demonstration, executed by Robert Christiansen. It was accepted by Dr. Lewis C. Dowdy president of the coUege. Dr. Dowdy, who introduced the speaker, also read a citation in commendation to Dr. WUla Player president of Bennett CoUege, who recently resigned to accept a post in Washington. Dr. Player could not attend the program because of other engagements.
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