VOLUME XXXVIII, No. 2 GREENSBORO, N. C. SEPTEMBER 23,1966
VFke Cream of CoUege Netes9
Enrollment Tops 3,200 As Freshmen Enter
Students React To Studies At Yale And Columbia
4 Attends Workshop
At U. Of Minn.
Diane Banner, senior, EngUsh
major from Lenoir, Marsh R.
CampbeU, junior, poUtical science
major from Kings Mountain, and
Lee A. House, junior, political
science major from Scotland Neck
have returned to Aggieland from
"intensive summer study" at some
of the nation's oldest and most respected universities.
Banner, House, and Campbell
were recipients of summer study
grants offered by Harvard-Yale-
Columbia Universities in cooperation with the Carnegie Foundation.
They were selected on the recommendations by their department
heads as A&T was selected as a
participating institution. The program, known as the Harvard-Yale-
Columbia Intensive Summer
Studies Program was familiarly
tabbed ISSP. The summer program
was primarily designed for seniors
with graduate school aspiration and
potential in the social sciences.
The purpose of ISSP was to discover if a cross sampling of the
better students from southern colleges and universities could function
on a competitive academic basis in
a first-rate northern university. In
addition, the sponsor sought to
know if such students were capable
of rigorous study indicating calculated graduate school success.
Diane spent six weeks of study
at Columbia University, New York.
She was able to integrate her program with the Columbia summer
school. She carried five credit
points which consisted of two
courses: Modern Poetry and Oral
interpretation (Prose and Poetry).
CampbeU and House both carried
out their studies at Yale University,
New Haven, Connecticut. Since the
two are both poUtical science majors, their schedules were simUar.
Because Yale does not offer a regular summer school, ISSP participants found a concentrated program especiaUy for them. The two
Aggies were among 62 students
from aU over the country. Campbell and House each took three
courses: American PoUtical Behavior, Civil Rights (interdisci-
ISSP participants did.
Academic highUghts of the program included faculty and tutors
from Harvard, Yale, Columbia,
Princeton, University of Illinois,
and Northwestern Universities. The
more renown of these included
professors Harold Stahmer, religion and phUosophy, Columbia;
Michael O'Laughlin, English, Yale;
Steven Thermstrom, history, Harvard; David J. Danelski, political
Participants completed a major
term-paper of at least twenty-five
pages as well as weekly papers and
Social highUghts included tours
plinary seminar), and PoUtics in of New York City, New Haven and
the Developing Nations. The stu- Boston, productions by the Strat-
dents did not receive grades, but ford Shakespeare Theater Guild,
they are to receive written evalua- and the B°ston Symphony Orches-
tions which have not yet arrived. *ra-
No A&T student attended the pro- ASgies found at these top-rate
gram at Harvard although twenty (CONTINUED ON PAGE 3)
"Even though the pace was hectic, I enjoyed every moment of the
pubUcations workshop," said Eula
Battle, editor of THE REGISTER.
She was summing up her experiences at the college publications workshop held at the University of Minnesota this summer.
The two-week intensive session
was sponsored by the University's
School of Journalism and the Associated Collegiate Press.
AU-American and First Class Collegiate publications from aU corners of the nation were displayed. 11 • T"k a a
As a member of the workshop, Eula Alumni Day Set
was given "free rein" in the journalism Ubrary which is housed in the
journalism building. She also had
access to the main library on the
The time spent at the University
of Minnesota was crammed with
activities — both educational and
Eula said that her main interests
during the two-week session were
purely educational. She not only
learned to appreciate the place and
function of the newspaper in modern life more but also to apply
certain standards in judging the
quality of a newspaper.
"I was able to exchange ideas
with student editors from several
different colleges across the nation
— University of Massachusetts,
Catholic University, Berry College,
Union College, and a host of
others," said Eula.
To gain practical experience in
a variety of situations involving
news writing and editing, feature
writing, sports writing, and others,
workshop participants were given
assignments in both writing and
and copy editing. Some assignments
required intensive research, a great
deal of leg work and a bundle of
patience. StiU others were a breeze.
"It was a lot of work for three
hours, but I made it," stated Eula.
This was the second successive
summer that The Register Fund
provided a scholarship for the editor to participate in the Minnesota
On October 1
A&T CoUege Alumni Day is to
be observed in Charlotte Saturday
October 1, the occasion of the faU
meeting of the Mid-East Region of
the A&T College General Alumni
Headquarters for the observance
and meeting will be the Savoy-Bar
ringer Motor Inn. The event will
draw alumni from chapters and
cities in Virginia, North and
South Carolina. ,
Howard C. BarnhiU, Charlotte
public health educator and president of the Association, said arrangements for the observance are
being conducted through the cooperation of the local Queen City
Chapter of which Dr. Thomas A.
Mack is president. J. W- Maye,
GreenviUe, is chairman of the regional group.
The program for the day Usts
the foUowing schedule: Registration, 10.00 A.M.; Luncheon, 11:30
A.M. Regional Meeting, 1:00P.M.,
and dinner beginning at 4:30 P.M.
Participants wUl attend the A&T
College-Johnson C. Smith University football game that night and
wiU be entertained at the annual
Queen City Chapter Scholarship
Dance, later at the Hi-Fi Country
Marsh CampbeU, Lee House and Diane Banner, ISSP Participants.
Early enroUment returns Ust
3,254 members of the 1966-67 Aggie
FamUy. That number is expected
to increase substantiaUy however;
and by today the total enroUment
should reach 3,500. (That was the
approximate number of students
A breakdown of the enroUment
of classes was not avaUable; but
certain trends were noted by Mr
W. H. Gamble, director of admissions.
, The A&T student body is steadily
increasing, with last year's totals
slightly lower than this year's. This
year's freshman enroUment is not
expected to reach the number
(1150) who enrolled last year A
larger number of upperclassmen,
however, are returning to coUege.
On the question of placement
scores, Mrs. Ruth Gore, director of
counseling and testing, was still in
the process of evaluating the results and of making comparisons.
Scores appear to be higher on the
average," said Mrs. Gore.
Royal Is Prexy
The freshman class elected officers for the 1966-67 school term
on Saturday, September 17.
Roy White, president of the Student Government, stated, "Elections were held earUer this year
because we want to start a truly
effective organization; and in order
to do this, we need not only participation of upperclassmen, but of
freshmen as weU, in the hope that
the Student Government in years
to come will indeed be a year of
White also said, "Unity is our
tool; perseverance is our motivation; student concern is our purpose; and we shaU surely reach
success as our goal."
Persons elected to offices were
Wilbur Royal, president; Keith
Graves, vice president; Kathylee
Hillman, recording secretary;
Yvonne Banks, recording secretary; William Boston, treasurer;
and Paula SoweU, Miss Freshman.
Persons elected as class representatives were Tony Mitchell, Sheldon
Jeter, Joyce Smith, Sena Crittenden, Paulette Jackson, Harold
Glover ,James Paige, and Gayle
TVA Sponsors Training For Business Students
Dr. Lewis C. Dowdy, left, president of A&T CoUege, cuts the anniversary cake, the cUmax of a social hour held in connection with the A&T
A&T College students have recently been involved in a training
Plan, sponsored by the Tennessee
VaUey Authority, for cooperative
students in business administration.
Larry L. Orr, business administration major, junior from Kings
Mountain; John Smith, accounting
major, senior from Shelby; Harry
Tate, accounting major, senior
from Morganton; and Curtis Dickson, accounting major, senior from
AshevUle participated in the TVA
program as administrative cooperative student workers. These students were employed during the
summer for twelve weeks and received base pay of more than two
doUars an hour.
During this semester John W.
Harrington, junior, from Bennettsville, South CaroUna and Walter
McLarty, junior, business administration major from Phoenix City,
Alabama, wiU be under the employ of the TVA as cooperative
administrative student workers.
They wUl be classified as SB-2
earning over two doUars an hour.
Participating students were initially selected by Mr. Vance E.
Gray, administrative assistant to
the president, who also had to receive recommendation from Dr. T.
Mahaffey, chairman of the Busi-
campus. The basis of his selection
of students included grades, character, and personaUty.
The students are employed on an
alternating basis. Those who worked in the program during the sum-
spring semester. This feature, say
the students, is the greatest disadvantage of the program. It delays graduation for about a year.
The advantages however, are the
making of business contacts for
mer are scheduled to return for the future, monetary gain travel
another twelve weeks during the experience, pertinent work exper-
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nator for the program on this