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THjj*f7 REGISTER Volume XXXIX, No. 16 N. C. Agricultural and Technical State University, Greensboro Feb. 15, 1968 A&T Foundation Hosts Corporation For 4 - Year Drive United Men's Congress Weekend Dr. Reginald Hawkins Highlights Celebration The theme of this year's Men's Council program is "The Role of Today's Male in a Complex Society." The Men's Council released a roster of activities to be presented during its annual program of activities on February 16-18. The program kicks off on Friday night, February 16, at 7:30 P.M. with a banquet in Murphy Hall. The keynote speaker for this occasion will be Dr. Albert W. Spruill, professor of education here at A&T. Door prizes of $5.00, $10.00, and $15.00 will be awarded to the student holding the lucky numbered tickets. Following the banquet, a dance for all members and their guests will be held in the ballroom of the Memorial Student Union. The attire for this affair will be dressy and the music will be provided by the Raymond Brown orchestra. G* Saturday night, February 17, a basketball game between A&T State University and Elizabeth City State College will be held in Moore Gymnasium. To highlight the Men's Council's activities, the group will feature Dr. Reginald Hawkins, the first Negro candidate for governor in the history of North Carolina, in a public appearance at Harrison Auditorium on Sunday (February 18) at 11:00 A.M. The Men's Council holds a membership of fifteen hundred students. All card-bearing members of the Council are encouraged to secure tickets from their dormitory counselors, to observe the appropriate dress for each event, and to attend all of the scheduled activities. President of the Men's Council is Curtis O. Harris, a junior political science major; and Mr. Philip Boone is the adviser to the group. Mr. Boone is also the assistant Dean of Men. Approximately fifty Greensboro Corporations were represented at a special luncheon Monday designed to kick-off a million dollar drive for the A&T State University Foundation. In presenting the challenge, Dr. L. C. Dowdy, president, said that quality educational innovations must be developed through "long range planning as opposed to irresistible pressures." He went on to say that A&T will have to have the leadership, courage, and determination to organize and exe- Negro Colleges Not Disaster Areas" Says Southern Association Head Dr. Gordon Sweet, executive secretary of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, visited the campus this week and spoke Monday at the Corporation Luncheon. Dr. Sweet said that he did not believe what some writers have said. "Negro colleges are not academic areas—some of them are better than others. "The awakened Negro colleges are the only ones that can do the massive education job that is needed by Negroes. There is a need for colleges which will serve the Negroes of the campus so they can adjust to the social demands placed upon them." "The Negro colleges will help close the cultural and educational Florida Teachers Threaten Walkout In Their Drive For School Funds (Reprinted from NEA Reporter) Florida's teachers have threatened to walk out of classroom on March 1 unless the state's legislature comes up with $500 million to finance the state's sagging public schools. The teachers—acting as the delegate assembly of the Florida Education Association in Tampa December 28—voted unanimously to take this step if it becomes necessary. Thus, the Florida school crisis continues to bubble. On December 19, Gov. Claude A. Kirk, Jr., said that he would call a special session of the Florida legislature on January 29. Since then, he has received the long-awaited report of his Commission for Quality Education. The Commissioner's report was generally approved by FEA; what Florida teachers object to is the fact that the report does not suggest sources of funds for the school improvements it urges. Meanwhile, Governor Kirk has further compounded the problem by announcing that he would like to take the matter of a tax increase to the public via a statewide referendum. "Any tax the people want to put on themselves, they're welcome to do," he said. On December 28, FEA delegates adopted a resolution opposing a statewide referendum as a condition for additional school funds. Instead, FEA urged removal of all state constitutional prohibitions against any type of tax, including the income tax. The current Florida school crisis began in March 1965, at which time FEA urged the 1965 session of the state legislature to take steps to improve school conditions. When that legislature failed to act positively, FEA asked for an NEA investigation of state school conditions. In the midst of spring semester registration, Dr. Jesse Marshall, dean of student affairs, has to bring order to one of the congested spots. He is pictured above at East Campus gym where students were to pick up charge slips, pay bills and secure meal tickets, athletic books, and housing clearance. gaps which keep young Negro men out of colleges. They train better "Beat Goes On" As Dorm Misses New Furniture BY HILLIARD B. HINES, JR. W. Kerr Scoit Hall lost a two- seater coucn iast weeKend. The couch was part of tne newly-acquired turmture for Scott and Cooper haus to replace dilapidated iurruture and to obtain furniture tor oiiier lounges in the dormitories. l'nillip Boone, assistant dean oi men and beau Dean of Scott HaU, stated that he believes that the furniture was taken between the hours of 1 a.m. and 8 a.m. that Saturday morning. Wiuiam Goode, dean of Men, said, "At this point it wouldn't be justifiable to say who stole the lurniture." However, he did say, "1 think one thing could help in preventing this type of thing from Happening: stuaents should take care of tne dormitory by not bringing any questionable person into tbe dormitory with them." Dean Goode also stated that they (the Deans) could not police the dormitory and the only way to prevent this type of thing from happening would be for the students to become more concerned about their dormitory. There is no time during the night that all of the occupants of Scott Hall are asleep; there is always someone in the hall for some reason or another and an observant student could possibly have prevented this type of thing from happening. Dean Boone stated, "The student who tells on someone doing something of this nature is not squealing .. . only protecting his rights." As a result of the stealing of the couch, the other furniture in the main lobby had to be locked up in an adjoining lobby at night. Any person who visited Scott Hall to call for someone during Sunday could not sit and wait for him, but had to stand up and wait. Dean Boone stated this was the only thing that could be done and that, if preventive ineasures were not taken, there would be no furniture for parents to sit on when they come for a visit. "Great Decisions" Hears Rabbi Asher In 1st Session Rabbi Joseph Asher of Temple Emanuel spoke on "The Middle East — What Prospects for Enduring Peace?" at the initial session of "Great Decisions — 1968" series Tuesday evening. Rabbi Asher, i native of Germany, received his secular and rabbinic training at the University of London and Jews' College in London, respectively. During World War II, he served in t h e Australian Army in the Southwest Pacific Theater and later with the Army of Occupation in Germany. He remained in Australia at the end of that war to serve at Temple Beth Israel in Melbourne. teachers and make every graduate a counselor so he will go back into his neighborhood and to the campus so that the students can take advantage of the tremendous opportunities that have opened up to them." Dr. Sweet pointed out that "only recently have Negro colleges been able to break with the restriction* that have been put upon them. They have not had the types of business departments so as to use the money they had effectively. Only recently have they had the faculty, and they have not had the operating money to bring about the quality programs as outlined by Dr. Dowdy." With references to developing a good academic program, Dr. Sweet said he believed the "color of a college has nothing to do with it; it's a matter of getting the needed money for education." cute the most scrutinized academic program." One of the areas requiring courage as noted by Dr. Dowdy was the move "to release faculty members who do not meet the academic challenge." Dr. Dowdy then outlined the Foundation's aim to raise $1,000,000 over the next four-year period with one-third coming from an un-named foundation, one-third from the Alumni Association, and the final third from the Greensboro corporations represented at the luncheon. E. R. Zane, chairman of the A&T State University Foundation and presently with Burlington Industries, presented Dr. Dowdy with a check for $25,000 as the first installment on a $100,000 pledge by Burlington Industries. Howard Barnhill, the National President of the General Alumni Association, accepted the challenge on behalf of the Alumni. Dr. Dowdy indicated that the money will be used for student scholarships, research projects, faculty fellowships, and as supplements to faculty salaries. FLASH! The Aggies broke records fa their Wednesday night game against Fayetteville State by winning the game, 156-90. Dr. Lewis C. Dowdy (center), president of A&T State University, receives checks totaling nearly $500 from student leaders at the University. The money represents payment on $3,000 student leaders have promised to raise for the A&T Foundation. Making presentations are Henry McKoy (left), of Raeford, chairman of the Assembly of Organizations; and James Rhodes, Council, president of the Future Alumni Activities Committee. Draft Could Become Top Issue In Next Presidential Election WASHINGTON (CPS) — Although Congress has extended the draft for four more years, the Selective Service System still may become a campaign issue in next year's Presidential election. It is highly doubtful that either the Democratic or Republican candidate will pledge to abolish the draft at this time. But it appears likely that one or both parties will propose a number of reforms in the military system which, among other things, may be aimed at reducing draft calls to zero. Such reforms would be designed to encourage more young people to volunteer for the Army by making military service appear more attractive. The most important reform would be to raise the mil. itary pay scale so that it begins at the minimum wage level of civilian rates. Chances that increased pay for soldiers will be a campaign issue were boosted last week. A Galup poll showed that eight out of ten persons favor such a plan. When an issue has such widespread voter appeal, Presidential candidates are not likely to ignore it. The proposal also is becoming more popular in Congress. Twenty- two Republican House members recently issued a joint statement advocating certain military reforms, including an increased pay scale, as a way of reducing draft calls and putting the armed forces on a volunteer basis. The House already has taken the initial step by passing a 5.6 per cent increase in basic pay for the nation's 3.5 million military servicemen. The bill, which would cost about $633 million in the first year, is expected to receive positive action in the Senate. Douglas F. Bailey, research director for the five Congressmen, says "if escalation of the war continued, resulting in the need for more servicemen, there would still have to be some draft. I don't think we could get that many to volunteer. But I think this plan will be effective in ending the draft under the present situation and particularly under real peace-time circumstances." (CONTINUED ON PAGE 6)
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