The Register, 1968-11-15, page 1
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THE4 5 REGISTER 'COMPLETE AWARENESS FOR COMPLETE COMMITMENT' VOLUME XL, No. 8 NORTH CAROLINA AGRICULTURAL AND TECHNICAL STATE UNIVERSITY, GREENSBORO NOVEMBER 15, 1968 Beaming campaign workers, all students at A&T State University and Bennett College, pose with Atty. Henry E. Frye (second from left) shortly before Frye became first Negro since Reconstruction to win a seat in the N. C. House of Representatives. Frye is a graduate of A&T and the University of North Carolina Law School. Attendance Records Broken At Homecoming Activities More than 18,000 persons, the largest crowd ever to attend a homecoming at A&T State University, participated in the three-day celebration in Greensboro. The crowd was swelled by the 16,000 fans who witnessed the Aggies' 7-6 upset of Morgan State College in the Greensboro Memorial Stadium Saturday afternoon. Indications of the overflow began building up early in the week as area motels and hotels reported they were booked solid. Alumni and other visitors began pouring into the city Thursday evening and all day Friday and Saturday, the campus was a beehive of activity. One highlight of the celebration was a mile - long Homecoming parade Saturday morning. Theme of the parade was "The Achievement of Black Americans," and sponors of the parade called this year's entries 'the most unusual in many years." Winners in the annual float building contest were the Mu Psi Chapter of the Omega Psi Phi Fraterni ty, for the most beautiful float; the Physical Education Department, for the float adhering best to the theme; and the Architectural Engineering Department, for the most original and unique float. The Omegas also won first place in the contest for campus decora- t.ohs, and the Architectural Engineering Society won second place. Holland Hall, dormitory for freshman female students, won first place for the decoration of the building. Other weekend activities included the second annual Alumni Lecture by Dr. Walter C. Daniel, director of the division of humanities Dr. Daniel spoke on "You Can't Come Home Again." The annual Alumni sermon was given by the Reverend D. G. Speller, pastor of St. Francis Baptist Church, Detroit. The Rev. Mr. Speller spoke on "Think on These Things." The President's annual reception for visiting alumni was held in the Memorial Union immediately following the football game. All-Stars Fail To Show Free Event Is Possible By DAVID LEE BROWN ATR Reporter The situation centering around the performers for the Pre-dawn Dance has, to say the least, caused some disturbance among the students of this institution. Why Junior Walker and the All-Stars did not appear as scheduled is not definite. Many students feel that they should be reimbursed or that they should be compensated in some way. They resent having paid so costly a price for a "record hop." Reimbursement, however, does not seem feasible, although some type of compensation does seem reasonable. Many students are convinced that the Student Government Association is entirely to blame. However, the SGA cannot be considered the sole villain in this drama. The President of the Student Government Association, Calvin Matthews, is not endowed with the gift of prophecy and was, therefore, incapable of foreseeing this predi cament. Nevertheless, the possibility that the performers would not be available should have been considered esepcially since this particular group had been known recently to miss performances. Saturday, much to the regret of the SGA, information was received by Dr. Jesse Marshall, dean of Student Affairs, from the manager of Junior Walker and the All-Stars stating that due to some mal performance of the Universal Attractions Booking Agency and certain sight misunderstandings the group did not appear as their contract demanded. In order to remedy this situation, it has been proposed by the SGA that a free performance ol a top singing group be given for the benefit of those students who previously paid to hear Junior Walker and the All-Stars. Which group is under consideration has not been disclosed but hopefully this activity will be presented in the near future. Editors Move Toward Better Press By GEORGE ADAMS ATR Reporter College editors showed their concern for a better student press when they met at Raleigh on Saturday to discuss the problems of inter-collegiate communication and problems of their individual staffs. The primary discussion was centered on the need for an organization which would direct the central press service. Presently, schools are receiving off-campus news — state and national — through the Washington based United States Student Press Association, that is those schools having membership. The editors diverged a little to compare the direction of black power, student governments, student newspapers, and the college administration, on their various campuses. Other campus issues were mentioned but they were dismissed under the general agreement that they were facsimilies oi all institutions where students live under the school's confines. If there was one problem that was by far common to all the representatives, it was the task of obtaining sufficient funds to publish papers that are capable of covering campus events thoroughly and effectively. The editors, who were financially uncommitted to contribute, to the publishing of a college press service listened and advised each other on the various possibilities of obtaining additional funds. At this point representatives of USSPA proposed their plan for a progressive supplement that would benefit all schools involved. Their plan called for an editor, who would coordinate all incoming WANT Goes On Marathon To Increase Listeners By FRANKLIN C. TURNER ATR Reporter "I got a big kick out of it. I smashed seven packs of cigarettes and 28 cups of coffee," was WANT dis jockey Ty Miller's reaction to the 50-hour marathon put on by the campus radio station. Miller was joined by Stan Foshee and Wilbert Joyner in the October 18-20 venture. "The purpose ot the marathon was to promote the station and increase listeners," contributed chief engineer Joyner. He added that in his opinion more persons became acquainted with the station through the marathon than at any time in At Lincoln U. Dr. Daniel Looks Ahead As New Prexy Jefferson City, Missouri — An optimistic projection for Lincoln University were the comments of Dr. Walter C. Daniel, presidentelect of the 103 year old university, as he joined the Chairman of the Board of Curators, the Chairman of the governing board and the retiring president in a press conference here November 11. "I bring you my strongest asset- sincerity," Dr. Daniel told the news conference," and to those who doubt that Lincoln University can become greater than they have ever thought it could become, I say, 'why not'?" A recent release by the Associated Press made know the University's decision to appoint Dr. Daniel, presently director of the Division of Humanities and Chairman of the Department of English at North Carolina A&T State University, to succeed Dr. Earl E. Dawson, who retires from the presidency of Lincoln after 27 years of service to the school. During the press conference, Dr. Dawson, who has served thirteen of the 27 years as president, expressed his appreciation for the cooperation which he has received in the years of the must turbulent growth and adjustment which the institution has experienced. He welcomed his successor, Dr. Daniel, to the campus and pledged him strong cooperation in the smooth transition of the office. Attorney Carl F. Sapp, Chairman of the University's Board of Curators, detailed the long search which the board had made for a successor to President Dawson, stating (CONTINUED ON PAGE 6) the past. "The most interesting thing was that we got some phone calls from some of the students saying how much they enjoyed the show, added Stan "The Sandman." Stan and the other djs can be heard afternoons from four to ten Monday through Thursday and from four to six Fridays. Patricia DeBerry, program director for the station, commented, "I was delighted with the staff participation as well as campus enthusiasm which was evidenced during the marathon." She went on to say that, "we are in the process of eliminating a few difficulties such as time-worn equipment and auditory problems." "The station is run primarily for and by the students," continued Pat who welcomes programming suggestions from the student body. Mrs. Lois Kinney, faculty director of WANT, encourages the students and faculty to visit the station, and desires "that the entire campus family make greater use of the facilities at WANT." A member of the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System, the station is located in Room 200 of Price HaU. news stories, and a "hot line" phone service. It was said that through the system each school could receive stories within hours from any part of the state. The financial problem associated with Lhe system was not resolved, but the system was received well by all the editors. Staffers George Adams, Jr., and Franklin C. Turner represented A&T's editor at the conference. The conference, which was planned by Greensboro's student editors, had in attendance representatives of Guilford, A&T, Salem, UNC-G, Wake Forest, Appalachian State, Western Carolina, East Carolina and Methodist College. Area Colleges Get Peace Corps Representative Miss Joanne Phillips, a former student at Bennett College, has been named Area representative in North Carolina for the Peace Corps Office of Public Affairs. This department of the Volunteer agency is responsible for recruiting, liason with colleges and universities, distribution of information concerning the Peace Corps, and other aspects of public relations. Miss Phillips was a Volunteer from June 1965 to April 1967, serving in Morocco at a rural community women's center. She graduated from Bennett College in 1964 and trained for her Peace Corps service at the University of Maryland. From her new office at the Wesley Foundation at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Miss Phillips will maintain close contact with citizens interested in Peace Corps, a change from the agency's old method of "blitz" visits to college campuses. Hf If j/ AtjA jE- . V Radio Station Personnel at work: Patricia DeBerry, program director; and Wilbert Joyner, chief engineer.
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