The Register, 1967-02-17, page 1
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Rep. Julian Bond Speaks For Men's Council The Men's Council of A&T College this week-end celebrates the annual A&T College Men's Weekend. This year's festivities highlight the theme "In Pursuit of Excellence." The week-end will be kicked-off with the annual banquet featuring Mr. Edwin M. Yoder as guest speaker. Mr. Yoder, associate editor of the Greensboro Daily News, will take his subject from the aforementioned theme. Following the banquet at 9:00 P.M., there will be hours of social pleasure featuring "The Majors." Saturday, February 18, the Men's Council co-ordinates its celebration with other scheduled functions terminating the day with the Fayetteville State vs. A&T College basketball struggle. Sunday, February 19, is a day with Julian Bond, Representative to the Georgia General Assembly. Mr. Bond's itinerary is as follows: Arrives - Airport .... 9:52 A.M. Arrives - A&T College 10:15 A.M. Coffee - Cooper Hall Lounge 10:30 A.M. Lunch - Murphy .... 1:00 P.M. Vesper Service 3:00 P.M. Depart to Col. Goode's Residence 4:15 P.M. Departs for Airport 7:45 P.M. Julian Bond was born in Nashville, Tennessee on January 14, 1940. He attended primary school at Lincoln University, Pennsylvania, and was graduated from the George School, a co-educational Quaker preparatory school, in Bucks County, Pennsylvania in June, 1957. Bond entered Morehouse College in Atlanta in September, 1957. He was a founder of the Committee on Appeal for Human Rights (COAHR), the Atlanta University Center student organization that coordinated three years of student anti-segregation protests in Atlanta beginning in 1960. found the Student Nonviolent Coin April, 1960, Bond helped to ordinating Committee (SNCC). That summer, he joined the staff of a newly formed Atlanta weekly Negro newspaper, the ATLANTA INQUIRER, as a reporter and feature writer. He later became Managing Editor. In January, 1961, Bond left Morehouse to join the staff of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Com mittee (SNCC) as Communications Director, a position he held until September, 1966. While with SNCC, Bond directed the organization's photography, printing, and publicity departments. His works with SNCC took him to civil rights drives and voter registration campaigns in Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi and Arkansas. He was first elected to a seat created by reapportionment in the Georgia House of Representatives in 1965, but was prevented from taking office in January, 1966, by members of the legislature who objected to his statements about the war in Viet Nam. After winning a second election in February, 1966 — to fill his vacant seat — a special House committee again voted to bar him from membership in the legislature. Mr. Bond won a third election in November, 1966; and in December, 1966, the United States Supreme Court ruled unanimously that the Georgia House had erred in refusing him his seat. On January 9, 1967, he took the oath of office and became a member of the Georgia House of Representatives. In the Georgia House, he serves as a member of the JULIAN BOND She <d.WS'.<^oHem VOLUME XXXVIII, No. 19 GREENSBORO, N. C. FEBRUARY 17, 1967 Education, Insurance and State Institutions and Properties Committee. Mr. Bond serves as Co-Chair- man of the National Conference for New Politics and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Southern Conference Education Fund. He holds membership in the Atlanta Branch NAACP, the I.P.F.U., the Southern Correspondents Reporting Racial Equality Wars, (SCRREW), and is an honorary member of Phi Kappa Literary Society of the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia. His poems and articles have appeared in Negro Digest, Rights and Reviews, Freedomways, Ramparts, Beyond the Blues, New Negro Poets, American Negro Poetry, The Book of Negro Poetry, and other publications. Mr. Bond, his wife and their three children live in Atlanta. This year's observance "In Pursuit of Excellence" emphasizes the involvement of youth in world affairs. Men's Council activities are reserved for members and guests, (CONTINUED ON PAGE 6) "Tke Cretan of CoUege New? Jerry Butler Performs "Soul" Concert Here By PATRICIA LANIER The senior class presented Jerry Butler, the popular recording star, in concert Thursday, February 9, at 8:30 P.M. in Moore Gymnasium. Before the concert, students eating in Brown Hall were pleasantly surprised by the sudden appearance of Mr. Butler, himself. He had entered the cafeteria inconspicuously through one of the da Vinci Exhibit Is On Display Until March 3 The inventive genius and foresight of Leonardo da Vinci, who conceived the flying machine and other developments that did not take practical form until modern times are depicted in an exhibition at A&T CoUege, TAYLOR ART GALLERY in BLUFORD LIBRARY (lower level). The exhibition of the 15th-century artist-scientist's work, on loan from the Department of Arts and Sciences of International Business Machines Corporation, includes 18 models built from Leonardo's scientific and technical drawings. It will remain through MARCH 3rd. entrance doors and evidently had gone unnoticed for a few minutes as he resembled an "Aggie" student. But, it must have registered on the minds of several students that this face was familiar; for Mr. Butler was immediately flanked by several students who asked for autographs. Upon realizing what was taking place, a number of other students grabbed pieces of paper, napkins and notebooks and ran to join the crowd congregating around the famed performer. Smiling and carrying on short conversations, Jerry Butler signed a number of autographs and suddenly appeared at the table at which I was sitting with several friends, and sat down with us. He introduced himself and we returned ours. Then, all at once we were all involved in a deep conversation. I decided to take advantage of the situation, so I asked Mr. Butler if I could interview him on this informal basis. He said, "I'd be delighted." So, this started the ball to roll. Jerry Butler was born in Sunflower, Mississippi, December 8, 1939. But, he was reared in Chicago, Illinois where he graduated from Wasburn High School. When asked how long he had been singing professionally, Mr. Butler re- The famed Jerry Butler entertained students and many others in concert last week. Students clamored to get Jerry's autograph after he was literally carried off the concert platform in Moore Gymnasium. Jerry sang many of his famous recordings and brought the crowd to a soaring state of excitement with "For Your Precious Love." One young coed (pictured above right) became so overcome by the rendition that she insisted on holding Jerry's hands while he performed. So that she would not forget the memorable night, she left the scene with his neck tie clutched to her heart. plied "Approximately 9 years!" His first hit was the renown "For Your Precious Love," which was written by him. The other songs which were written by Mr. Butler were "He'll Break Your Heart," "Find Yourself Another Girl," "I've Been Loving You Too Long" and numerous others. When asked what was his greatest influence in beginning a singing career, he stated: "Mr. Nat King Cole". Mr. Cole told him "that once you get out there, stay as long as the people want you." This is what Mr. Butler intends to do. Mr. Butler has been married to his wife Annette for 72/2 years. Among his favorite hobbies are chess, cooking, and basketball. His greatest dislike is "oatmeal" which he "hates passionately." Mr. Butler attended Roosevelt University where he studied music until the beginning of his successful singing career. He has a partnership with Curtis Mayfield in a publishing company, "Curtom" of which Mr. Butler is President. Among h i s favorite television programs are "I Spy," and "Mission Impossible." But Mr. Butler remarked that he was "a nut for westerns." When asked what is his inspiration when singing, Mr. Butler said, "The words, themselves; for singing is similar to acting. You've got to feel what you sing as you must (CONTINUED ON PAGE 5) Science And Faith Seek Harmony In Religious Week Observance Linda Bell, sophomore coed from Jackson, walks past Crosby, once a teeming center of campus activity. The building, completed in 1896 and in continuous use until May, 1962, has been the oldest building on campus. Like everything else the old gives way to the new as demolition of the building progresses in full gear; workmen take it apart. "Seeking Harmony Between Religious Faith and Scientific Learning" has been designated as the theme for Religious Emphasis Week, February 26-March 3. All campus organizations are invited and urged to participate in the Religious Emphasis Week Activities. Participation may include separate organizational programs relative to the general theme, jointly sponsored programs, and participation in the campus-wide phases of the general program. The vespers speaker on Sunday, February 26, will be Reverend Lorenzo A. Lynch, pastor, White Rock Baptist Church, Durham, and former pastor of Providence Baptist Church here in Greensboro. Convocation speaker will be Dr. Boyd Daniels, professor of Religion, Duke University. Dr. Darnels is an ordained minister in the United Presbyterian Church and has been actively engaged in some form of service related to the campus ministry for several years. He is a member of the Board of Directors for the United Campus Ministry being developed for A&T College. Reverend Cleo M. McCoy, chairman of the Religious Life Committee, invites all campus organizations to assist with developing the theme for the week. A partial schedule of the week's activities is as follows: Sunday, February 26th 9:00 A.M. Sunday School, 101 Hodgin Hall Program: A Panel Discussion on the Theme of the Week. 11:00 A.M. Newman Club Program at 1414 Gorrell St. (CONTINUED ON PAGE 5)
|Title||The Register, 1967-02-17|
|Cover title||The A. & T. College Register|