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THE4 5 REGISTER Volume XXXIX, No. 23 North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, Greensboro April 4, 1968 Scholars Hear Meaning Of Black Power BY HILLIARD B. HINES, JR. A banquet was recently held in the lower level of Murphy HaU in honor of freshman presidential scholars at A&T. Three of the presidential scholars, EmanueUa Moore, Edward Artis, and SherrUl Moore, spoke on the three quaUties that a person must possess in order to be a scholar. EmanueUa Moore spoke on the character of a scholar; whereas Edward Artis spoke on the leadership that a scholar should possess and SherrUl Moore spoke on the character of the scholar. In his remarks, Artis said, "Leadership among other aspects of education is second to none." Dr. Lewis C. Dowdy, president of the University, deUvered the address at the banquet. He began to address the audience in French because he thought it would be appropriate for such an audience. The audience found his beginning to be quite amusing from the facial expressions that they revealed. Dr. Dowdy's speech took a serious tone as he began to talk about scholarly traits and the black power that Negroes need to acquire. He stated that in order for an individual to have effective leadership, he should allow hate to be turned within. In his comments on black power, Dr. Dowdy stated, "I hear a lot of commotion about . . . want black power." He said that he had been reading of the demands for the extension of the girls' curfew hour, but what the black power advocates should be doing is going downtown and asking the Mayor for things that wiU reaUy increase the amount of black power. He also stated that he had heard of certain students wanting Swahili offered as a course, but he said that upon talking to one of the foreign students, he had learned that they have "stopped speaking SwahiU in Africa and have started speaking a new language." Further commenting about black power, the President said that there are about 15,000 black students in this state and said, "You throw away ten dollars a week in whiskey, cigarettes . . . and invest in girls;" but if we were to invest this in contributing to the betterment of our Negro institutions, this would help tremendously in the acquisition of black power. He went on to say, "Black Power is not breaking out window panes because the white man has the window panes." He discussed how one could really have black power. He said, "Instead of a white Betty Crocker, you could have a black Betty Crocker and you could really have an Aunt Jemima." He closed his address by making several suggestions that wiU result in the achievement of "real black power." He talked about Negroes' going into manufacturing; however, he stated that before they could do this they would have to set up their own stores and then go into manufacturing. He said, "Set up supermarkets and instead of giving savings stamps, give '"^—dividends in the company and everytime you buy $10 worth of grocery, you will have an investment in the company." Desire To Help Will Be First For Many Grads This summer, a college graduate fresh from an "ivory tower" campus may lead you to a beaten- down urban neighborhood, wave a hand, and say, "This is where I work!" (CONTINUED ON PAGE 3) Hawkins And Stickley Speak For Education Dr. L. C. Dowdy talks informally with presidential scholars at a banquet in Murphy HaU. Others, from left to right, are J. Niel Armstrong, director of the Summer School; Edward Artis and EmanueUa Moore, both presidential scholars. Howell Rises To Head Coach Of The Football Team Dr. Lewis C. Dowdy has announced two changes in the University's football staff. Hornsby HoweU, who has served as assistant footbaU and basketbaU coach since 1964, has been appointed head football coach. Outgoing head football coach, Bert C. Piggott, is expected to continue in a new role in plans for expanding the University's athletic program. Both changes were approved by Dr. Dowdy on recommendations of the A&T Faculty Committee on Athletics. In making the announcement, Dr. Dowdy said that Mr. Piggott had made a fine contribution to the athletic program. Since he became head coach in 1957, his record has been 56-31-12. His Aggie teams won three CIAA championships. "We expect to continue to use Coach Piggott's talent and leader^ ship," added Dr. Dowdy. Dr. Artis P. Graves, chairman of the Committee, said, "Howell possesses the leadership quaUties, preparation and experience for this new and more responsible assignment. I am confident that he will do well." Dr. Dowdy said that HoweU was given a three - year contract effective March 25. and wUl be able Sen. R. Kennedy And Dr. Hawkins Are Winners Senator Robert Kennedy and Dr. Reginald Hawkins are winners according to a mock election sponsored by the Political Science Club last week. The election clearly indicates that these two candidates would win their prospective governmental positions if it were left up to the students of A&T. Out of the 460 ballots cast for President of the United States, Robert Kennedy received 356, which is about 77%, a clear majority in any race. His opponents fared this way: Lyndon Johnson, 46; Eugene McCarthy, 21; Nelson Rockefeller, 18; Richard Nixon, 5; George Wallace, 1; and Dick Gregory received 14 as a write-in candidate. In the gubernatorial race, results were somewhat similar. Out of 414 ballots cast, Dr. Hawkins received 369, which is about 89%. His opponents fared this way: Robert Scott, 33; MelviUe Broughton, 3; James Gardner, 10; and John Stickley, 2. If this is any indication of how the state and nation wiU vote, there wUl be a new President and the south's first black Governor since Reconstruction. We, the members of the Political Science Club, appreciate your cooperation in this mock election. to select aU of his assistants. The 41-year old HoweU was an outstanding varsity center at A&T during the late forties under the present athletic director, Dr. William M. BeU. A native of White Plains, Ga., he graduated from Athens Industrial High School and attended Clark College in Atlanta prior to entering A&T. He also holds a master of science degree from A&T and a certificate from the College of Swedish Massage in Chicago. HoweU was head football coach at Jordan SeUers High in Burlington, from 1950-53. He came to A&T as head trainer in 1953, but left Greensboro in 1961-62 to serve as assistant football .coach at Southern University, Baton Rouge, La. As a trainer, Howell has worked for the University of Georgia, A&T, the Cleveland Indians, and the Greensboro BasebaU Club. StiU looking very much the part of a football player himself, HoweU is 6-5V2, and weighs 245. He is married to the former Anne Thomas of Burlington, The How- ells are the parents of Yoleeta 15, Ruby 13, and Hornsby HoweU, Jr., 11. Editor's Note: This is a reprint from the March 27 and 30 issues of the "Greensboro DaUy News." Democratic gubernatorial candidate Dr. Reginald Hawkins of Charlotte today proposed a tuition system for North CaroUna higher education "regardless of abUity to pay and based on abiUty to pay." Hawkins, a Negro dentist, said under his plan tuition for state- supported institutions for higher learning would be payable according to graduated family income. "This is aimed at the poor people," he said. "Those whose family income faUs below the national poverty norm would be required to pay nothing. Those whose family income is above the norm would pay according to their ability." The candidate's proposals for higher education were revealed in an appearance at UNC-G as the guest of the Student Committee Organized for Research and Evaluation. Other proposals he made concerning higher learning included: Graduate Record Exam To Be Given Soon The Graduate Record Examinations will be administered to June prospective graduates on Saturday, May 18. The GRE Aptitude Test wiU be given from 7:30 A.M. — 12:00 noon, and the GRE Advanced Tests wiU be given from 1:30 P.M. — 5:00 P.M. Senior students who have not yet registered for the examinations should report immediately to the Counseling and Testing Center, Room No. 6, Dudley Building, and fiU out the registration form. Subsequently, personal letters wUl be mailed to all seniors who are eligible for graduation and have not already taken the tests. Mrs. Ruth M. Gore, director of Counseling and Testing Services, stated that the communication wiU indicate the exact place and the time to report for the tests. Major Leon E- Dixon, left, is sworn in as a member of the Regular Army of the United States after ten years of active service. Colonel Henry C. Hatchell, Commanding Officer of the U. S. Army Logistics Doctrine, Systems and Readiness Agency at New Cumberland Army Depot, Har- risburg, Pa., administers the oath. A native of White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, and an A&T alumnus, Major Dixon earned a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering in 1958. He was a member of THE REGISTER staff for four years, having served as sports writer and as editor in chief. In addition, he was a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity. He is married to the former Lucille Jones of Winston-Salem who is also an A&T graduate with a degree in architectural engineering. Major Dixon's new assignment is with the Automatic Data Processing Systems Division of the Agency. A superior education commission to handle the state's education program from "nursery to university." Establishing a commission to reexamine the roles of traditional Negro coUeges in the state. An examination of the geographic distribution of institutions of higher learning. Student and faculty representatives on the boards of trustees of state-supported institutions. A commission free of poUtics to constantly evaluate higher education and make recommendations to state officials. Turning to his campaign for the state Democratic gubernatorial nomination, Dr. Hawkins said Dr. Martin Luther King will be in North CaroUna April 4 to stump the statft for Hawkins. "He is coming in the interst of the poor people of North Carolina and my candidacy," he said. "We will fly to the major cities of North Carolina and meet the people." He caUed his near endorsement by the state labor unions' committee on Political Education SaUuday "a great breakthrough." The COPE convention here Saturday gave him 55 per cent of their vote but he did not get the necessary two-thirds vote for endorsement. No gubernatorial candidate was endorsed. Of the 180 delegates attending, 122 voted. By JAMES ROSS DaUy News Staff Writer The two Republican candidates for governor told students at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro Friday they are in_ favor of an "open access'' policy in higher education. "We look toward a unified system of higher education with open access for every high school graduate in North Carolina," John L. Stickley of Charlotte said. And his rival for the GOP nomination, 4th District Congressman James C. Gardner of Rocky Mount said, "The whole approach of our administration will be helping people to help themselves. The candiadtes made separate appearance at Alumnae House on the UNC-G campus. A student, organization, the Student Committee on Research and Evaluation (SCORE), had invited Gardner and Stickley to air their views on "The Future of Higher Education in North Carolina." Stickley spoke first. He quah- fied his "open access" proposal by saying that the point of access into the system should be determined by "the proven ability and likelihood of academic success of each individual." He suggested that some students should aim for admission to a community college or a technical institute instead of a public university. "But there should be ready transferability of students and courses within the higher education system so that those students who enter even the smaller community college may, if they show the ability, move upward within the system," Stickley said. A girl in the audience asked Stickley what means would be used to forecast the "likelihood of academic success" of the individual high school graduate applying for admission to a public college or university. "I can't see anything taking the place of the entrance examinations," Stickley replied. The election of the boards of trustees of public colleges and universities should be taken out of politics, Stickley said. He was vague when the students asked him how he would do it. At present the General Assembly elects most of the 100 trustees of the Consolidated University of North Carolina. Both Stickley and Gardner ad- (CONTINUED ON PAGE 3)
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