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Trash Can Disembogues Missing Equipment Equipment valued at $1,000.00 was discovered stuffed in an overturned trash can in the parking lot opposite Carver Hall last week. The equipment, reported stolen five weeks ago, included a calculating machine and an electric Underwood typewriter. Stanley Johnson, editor of THE REGISTER, made the discovery while scanning the wooded area bordering the parking lot for domestic plants. "At first, I thought it was the usual overturned can of trash you see on campus, but when I attempted to set it up, I discovered the calculating machine," said Stanley. "Thinking it a discarded machine I decided to take it to my room and attempt to repair it; however, on my second look into the can I discovered the typewriter which had an unmistakable "new" look," Stanley added. It was then that the student editor decided to inform Buildings and rounds about the discovery. As it turned out, the equipment was One IBM electric typewriter is tives from the Greensboro police a part of that listed as stolen from still missing. The campus police department who were previously Price Hall about five weeks ago. were called in and so were detec- assigned the case. Empty Trash Can? Not by a long shot! This con- typewriter. The stolen machines were accidentally tainer held among other things a Monroe electric discovered by Stanley Johnson, editor of THE calculating machine and a new Underwood electric REGISTER. The complete contents of the can included Monroe electric calculator, and cord attachment, ar/ Underwood electric typewriter three machine covers, including one for the missing IBM machine, and a six foot piece of plastic material apparently used to cover the machines. It is not known why the machines were left in the can, but assumptions are that they were placed there when it was inconvenient for the thief or thieves to move them. Detectives discarded the idea that it was an attempt to get rid of the equipment because of a lack of buyers. Sets of finger prints were discovered on the machines. City Police Detective Earl said that investigations would probably proceed to finding out who, aside from the users of the machines, had access to their locations, in Price Hall. Searches are being made for the other machine, and the investigation to find the thieves continues. THE4 5 REGISTER Volume XXXIX, No. 8 North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, Greensboro November 9, 1967 TAKE NOTE! "This is not the Age of Miracles. If you do not study, you will not pass." — Dr. Walter C. Daniel Midterm Exam Nov. 13-16 At Grambling College Sports Minded Prexy Suspends Twenty ■ Five Students Generalizations Prove Damaging; Unfair To Colleges Says Dr. Dowdy Cruel and tragic damage has been done to Negro colleges by the series of newspaper and television reports during the past two or three years, says Dr. Lewis C. Dowdy, president of A&T State University. In a recent address to the Crescent Rotary Club here, Dr. Dowdy said, "These reports have lumped all Negro colleges and universities into one big pile; and from computers, somewhere, a lot of averages have been compiled which suggest that all of them are poor." "Of those that gave the most disparaging reports," added Dr. Dowdy, "not a single one has ever visited at A&T, nor have we ever received a request for information." "The latest cry," said Dr. Dowdy, "is that these colleges and universities give hollow degrees I could recite many, many cases where A&T men and women, here and away, succeed. This would tear these critics apart and leave their reports in shambles. These same people who may have scored low on a 30-minute test, are providing the city, state and the nation with the type of leadership expected of any college or university graduate." Dr. Dowdy eluded these reports for not taking an objective approach in their criticisms. "Though we, like every college and university, have some weaknesses, we have many, many strengths; but the latter are too rarely mentioned," said Dr. Dowdy. Dr. Dowdy said the economic impact of A&T on the Greensboro community is the equivalent of a $10 million business. "Through expenditures by its students, faculty and staff, and local purchases by the University, the whole community gains," said Dr. Dowdy. "The total now, at better than $10 million is more than half that of all other colleges and universities in the city (Greensboro has four other colleges)." Dr. Dowdy pointed out that the first Negro graduates of the law schools of the University of North Carolina, Wake Forest and Duke were A&T graduates. "Two of them finished near the top of their classes and one became the first Negro to be named assistant U. S. District Attorney since Reconstruction," Dr. Dowdy added. Attention: Students A&T has received 1800 Campus Pacs, 500 of which have already been distributed on a one-to-a student basis according to James Meachem, manager of the University Bookstore. Students may obtain these products for 50c. By HILLIARD B. HINES, JR. Twenty-two males and three coeds have been suspended from Grambling College in Grambling, La. Among the students suspended were the student body president and the editor of the siudc-ut newspaper. The mass suspensions at this predominately Negro college did not end a student boycott of classes that began recently. Only 200 students out of the total enrollment of 4,200 attended classes the first Monday of the strike. The suspension of the students by the college's Disciplinary Committee and the Interdepartmental Council came as a surprise. The students are demonstrating and striking in an attempt to upgrade the "academic environment" of the school and to de-emphasize sports. Grambling President Ralph Jones, who doubles as baseball coach, refused to make any comment on the demonstrations. However, Noldan Thomas, a member of a 12-man faculty mediating group selected by the students, characterized the school as ranking academically among the "lowest of Negro colleges in the country." Thomas said athletics are definitely overemphasized at Gramb- Youth Recovers; Officer Released Hearing Postponed For 30 Days By HILLIARD B. HINES, JR. On Saturday morning, October 14, Johnnie Marable, a campus security guard, was summoned by a dance attendant to disperse a mob of teenagers attempting to break down a locked door of Moore Gymnasium to gain entrance to the predawn dance. One of the members of the mob approached Marable yelling threats. Marable fired two shots in rapid succession, one in the air and another towards the pavement. The mob dispersed and Marable returned inside. He was later told that one of his bullets had accidentally wounded a boy. The 17 year old boy, Tylus Rhone of 321 Winston Street, was taken to L. Richardson Hospital in critical condition. He is not a student of A&T. In fact, he is not a student of any institution, but a high school drop out. The youth is now in good condition in L. Richardson Hospital and only experiences infrequent pains in the side. Guard Marable has been released on a $300 bond after being arrested and charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill. The preliminary hearing was set for October 30, but it has been postponed for 30 days. According to Marvin Graeber, superintendent of buildings and grounds, Marable has been a good officers and still is a good officer. Marable is sorry that the incident happened, but he was only performing his duty. Every security guard is under oath to "defend property, personnel and students." Graeber stated that the names of approximately 10 other members of the mob are known and they all have records with the city police. ling. "Athletics are prioritized in funds, the yearbook and public relations materials, and even the president has made the baseball hall of fame." After the suspension of the students, about 3,500 students met in a mass rally and decided to continue the boycott of classes until their demands of the administration are met. An organization which calls itself the Informers has demanded the dismissal of seven Grambling administrators. They have demanded that President Jones resign his other position as baseball coach. Alamance Posts Go To W. I. Morris Of A&T Placement W. I. Morris, director of placement, has received two important posts in Alamance County. Morris was named to a one-year term as chairman of the Alamance County Human Relations Council and was also appointed to serve on the newly-formed Alamance County Jury Commission. Morris is the third chairman and the first Negro to serve the Human Relations unit. The Jury Commission, on which Morris serves, will prepare a list of I residents of the j county who will be placed on a master jury list. Before assuming his position at A&T, Morris served as a teacher and principal of Pleasant Grove Union School and as field representative of the National Education Association and the North Carolina Teachers Association. A native of Reidsville, he is a graduate of A&T and holds the master's degree from New York University. He has also studied at Harvard University, Purdue, and at the University of Delaware. Morris is a member of the Alamance County Planning Board and the Alamance County Committee on Civil Affairs. » *#$$*«*»:> MORRIS Other student demands are that President Jones: —Improve unsatisfactory conditions in the realm of administrative policy and see that the academics get primary stress. -. " —Perform his duty without prejudice and despotism and eliminate his paternalistic views of students. —See that students' funds are handled honestly. —S tress political awareness among faculty members and students, "thus providing a check on the white power structure in Baton Rouge." With its nation-wide reputation for its athletic teams, Grambling has produced a high number of professional athletics. Student body President Willie Zanders said before his suspension, "This is not black power. All we want is an education and we aren't getting it. You cannot get an education now at Grambling." Faculty member Thomas explained, "We have a few very good students, but most of them are from a very poor background, and the majority operate on a sub- collegiate level in terms of national norms." While he admitted most of the student demands are valid, he said some of them cannot be met immediately, "But," he added, "all of them ought to be looked into." Dean of Instruction E. L. Cole expressed doubt that the students were really concerned about "academic excellence." Cole further termed the athletics question a "whipping boy" and added that there is an overemphasis on athletics all across the country. "Grambling doesn't emphasize athletics any more than other colleges in the South or elsewhere in the country." He said Grambling has 80 athletic scholarships and 80 merit scholarships, plus a few other partial, specialized stipends. "Students leading the protest," he said, "do not have the academic credentials of the real scholars who hold these grants." Several evaluations were begun in the past, but none of them were ever completed. y
|Title||The Register, 1967-11-09|
|Cover title||The A. & T. Register|