The Register, 1968-10-04, page 1
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KEYNOTER RAPS This Is Your Bag, Your Thing "Students get what they want and do what they feel like," says Reverend Howard A. Chubbs, pastor of Providence Baptist Church. Addressing students at the Fourth Annual Campus Religious Leaders' Retreat, Reverened Howard AUen Chubbs, pastor of Providence Baptist Church, here, said, "We ought to make the Negro community aware of its responsibility to vote. You must do your part. Dr. George Simpkins and the NAACP need you. This is your bag, your thing. Providence Baptist Church would open its doors to an adult education class, if you students would involve yourselves. This is what Christ meant when He said let your light so shine that men in the dark may see. The hospital, which has the most modern facilities and equipment, needs you. The Office of Equal Opportunity needs you. People in the projects need you. You owe it to these people because somebody has helped you along. Some brother or sister, at home, has gone without having a need fulfilled because you are in school. There is no such thing as you cannot make a contribution. Students get what they want and do what they feel like." Reverend Chubbs, speaking on "Students Involvement from the Religious Perspective," told students that they must let others know where they stand. "You must decide whether you are going to march. We have been condemning the KKK for years; now we are in essence doing the same thing. When you committed your life to Christ, no one ever told you that life is going to be easy. Your loyalty to Christ ought to be foremost. "The role of the church has not been what it should have been. No one can imagine what the Negro church would have been like had it been in the main stream of American Ufe. The church is the only source of independent leadership, though untapped," said Reverend Chubbs. "But, the church, in general, has never done anything when it was comfortable. The church does its best when it is attacking or being attacked." "The great tendency toward materialism has given the church a rather relaxing attitude. Its membership by far is responsible. We are too concerned about stained-glass and red carpet. The ministers in most instances have followed suit. Christ could not come into my church," said Reverend Chubbs. 'This is not' the kind of church He founded. This is the danger which some of you will encounter as you enter the middle class. You will forget some of the values which you now cling to," he stated. Preceding the keynoter, Dr. J. E. Marshall, greeted the retreaters and challenged them to return to the campus with a burning desire to enact unifying programs. Rev- ernd C. M. McCoy, director of the (CONTINUED ON PAGE 8) the4*5 register "COMPLETE AWARENESS FOR COMPLETE COMMITMENT' A VOLUME XL, No. 3 NORTH CAR OLINA AGRICULTURAL AND TECHNICAL STATE UNIVERSITY, GR EENSBORO OCTOBER 4, 1968 5,000 Needed To Sign Petition By HILLIARD B. HINES, JR. Members of the University's family, faculty as well as students, have been participating in voter- registration in the city of Greensboro. The drive is a combination of voter-registration and a drive to acquire the signatures of 5,000 registered voters in the city to do away with the "at-large" system that is now being used by the city in the election of its city councUmen and to initiate a "ward" system in its place. The petition is addressed to the County Board of Elections of Guilford County, "We, the undersigned qualified voters of the city, re- spectfuUy petition your honorable body to cause to be submitted to a vote of the voters of the city of Greensboro the following question: 'Shall the city of Greensboro adopt the form of government defined as Plan B, as it is desired by petitioners and consisting of government by a mayor and councilors elected from wards, according to the provisions of the General Statues of North Carolina, the chapter Municipal Corporation, Articles 22 and 25 inclusive'." This petition was begun, ac- (CONTINUED ON PAGE 3) Gray Says He Is Unaware Of Problems Registration '68: Students Give Mixed Opinions By BRENDA E. GIBBS ATR Reporter Nineteen sixty-eight fall registration at North Carolina A&T State University was the result of a faculty-student forum established for the express purpose of organizing an efficient and expedient class registration procedure. Its main element was the pre-registration of courses by returning students and upperclassmen who were almost promised that they would receive acceptable class schedules and a place in essential courses. However, when questioned on surveys, many of these persons did not think highly of the results, nor did they have favorable comments generally. Thurman Hampton, junior from Edenton, says, "It still lacks a certain amount of simplicity. . . too many cards to fill out." Carrie Roberts, Political Science major from Florida, pleads for the new students as she says, "The faculty advisors for the freshmen weren't concerned with the needs of these students, and that is cer- Cafeteria And Movie Problems Head SGA Meeting Agenda By FRANKIE PAULING Along with the updated Constitution which begins, "We the students of North Carolina A&T State University . . .' a new adviser for the Student Government Association was selected by the class presidents and president and vice- president of the Student Government. He is Dean E. A. McCoy, director of Cooper Hall. When he was asked how he felt about being selected as adviser for the students, Dean McCoy said, "I'm very elated to have been selected as adviser to the Student Government Association, and I feel that I can help the organization a great deal." He admits that he particularly likes to work with young people and that Student Government Association at A&T becomes too concerned with matters that are really out of ther jurisdiction. Dean McCoy also attended A&T. For the most part, there was very little confusion as Calvin Matthews presided over the meeting with the ease that he usuaUy possesses. The most controversial subjects in the meeting were Homecoming activities, who to have for the Pre-Dawn Dance, and the current situations in Murphy and Brown Halls. It appears that there have been numerous complaints about the scheduled openings of the dining halls not being enforced and the old familiar line cutting problems were also discussed. Matthews expressed deep concern over the problem of line cutting and stated that he felt the line cutting problem could be solved if the students would simply keep their places in line and wait their turn. Of course, someone in the audience mentioned being late (CONTINUED ON PAGE 8) tainly no way to help them in adjusting to a new environment." Dianne Cherry also criticizes the procedure, "Rules are set down — but never followed by the students or members of the administration. All of my classes were said to have been closed by twelve o'clock noon Wednesday when only freshmen were supposed to be in the gym." Newman Dalton and Cheryl Anderson favor the system, but say respectively, "There was not enough administrative preparation" and "Pre-registration dates could have been better publicized." On the positive side, however, Betty Gist relates, "Class registration procedures were well executed and this system appears to surpass all others." "Jerry Scott, senior history major comments, "I think that the outlined procedure was very good. This was my most trouble-free year as far as registration is concerned." Roy Harrison answers, an enthusastic "100% better." When asked to give suggestions to improve this year's system, a large variety of answers was given. Most of the answers can be combined into these statements. 1. Faculty advisors should be fully informed and oriented as to the requirements for graduation in their departments and in course arrangement. Certain faculty advisors should refrain from going into hiding during the pre-registration and registration advisement period. 2. Pre-registration is good, but class schedule books should be available during the pre-registration period so that students may make allowances for schedule conflicts and courses that will not be available and they may make a more determined effort to obtain those courses required with upper- classman advisors to aid them in those areas where faculty advisors can not be located. 4. Students should be able to buy, or rent textbooks and simple- mentary books. Some students, especially on the sophomore, junior and senior levels would ratner purchase books so as to build up a library in their major or in areas of interest. Furthermore, book rental lines are messy, often unor- (CONTINUED ON PAGE 3) By PRINCE LEGREE "If students are displeased by the operations and procedures of our office, we don't know about them," said Vance E. Gray, director of Student Financial Aid. He made the statement when questioned on student charges that his office was unfair in awarding financial aids. Gray said neither he nor his staff had been approached by students, but that he would welcome an invitation to meet with students to discuss any issue or questions. Gray stated that he has a very limited amount of funds and a small staff. He said that each application that is submitted has to be reviewed as an individual case. Last year the office gave some 756 work-study jobs, 729 scholarships and 1,056 loans. Gray said that one time his office received funds directly from the federal government and now that the state is making appropriations, some changes have been made. "Another great problem that we have always faced is getting our dropouts and graduates to complete their loan transactions. If they would pay us these borrowed sums then we could give more financial awards. "Aids given to students who drop-out are funds down the drain because the students feel that the University Jias not done anything for them; therefore, they don't feel compelled to pay principal and interest on their loans." In that we are a state institution and receiving no endowments, our student aid funds are primarily state dependent. "We work on the premise that students are honest. We try to be fair, based on the information on the applications, we receive. And this all goes back to the integrity of the student. We have reviewed cases like a student from Philadelphia, saying that his father makes $3,000 as a machinist. Everybody knows this can't be true. Students will sometimes argue that certain groups of their peers receive awards and that sometimes they get too much. Well, again it goes back to the integrity of the students. Whenever awards are made, they are based on the applications; this is all we have to go by! "High school counselors will have to do a better job. They have not been giving us correct information. A student came to me, arguing that he wanted to be in engineering. When I asked him why he had not chosen that field at the very beginning, he said, 'My high school counselor told me that I must go into the School of Education to qualify for the financial aid educational program.' Upperclassmen and others create a lot of unnecessary work, for us, by submitting false information, said Gray. "We are now asking students who have received aid to submit a photostatic copy of their parents' or guardians' federal income tax (W-2) form, as a prerequisite to completing award transactions. We have accepted recommendations of department heads on certain work-study jobs, because some jobs require special skills and the chairman would know the qualified students. But, we may drop this because we have found that students with parents on the faculty are getting these jobs and they are not qualified by a second criteria — their parents' income." Students have also been asked to notify the office in cases where they have received financial aid in addition to ours, but this is not being done."
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