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THE^5 REGISTER 'COMPLETE AWARENESS FOR COMPLETE COMMITMENT' C n VOLUME XL, No. 10, NORTH CAR OLINA AGRICULTURAL AND TECHNICAL STATE UNIVERSITY, GR EENSBORO DECEMBER 6, 1968 Role Of Afro-American Carmichael To Address Students Bennett Girls leave chapel after meeting with President Miller Bennett Belles Protest Against Antiquated Ideas .?? By HILLIARD B. HINES, Jr. The Belles of Bennett College staged a protest against what was termed "antiquated ideas" last weekend. The campus disturbances grew out of the desire of Bennett coeds to have extended curfew hours. According to the women, they staged the protest "to let the administration know that they did not go along with their lack of cooperation." Thus, Dr. Isaac H. Miller was confronted with his first major student problem since his inauguration on October 12 of this year as the Belles walked out of their dor mitories with blankets in hand at 12:30 A.M. Saturday morning to "sleep-out" in the student union building. The coeds had requested that they be granted extended cur few hours. This request was made on Tuesday; and having had no reply from the administration whatsoever by Friday, they staged their "sleep-out" as planned if they did not receive a reply. "Our President Has His Eyes On Things By BARBARA JOYNER ATR Reporter "Your President has his eyes on things you don't think he has his eyes on," said President Lewis C. Dowdy at his November "chat" with members of the AOOP and other interested students. Having acknowledged the problems and needs of this campus, suggestions were offered by the President and students to better the school and its facilities. "How would you (students) like to have buses run from one campus to another?" asked President Dowdy. With a room filled with affirmative answers, Dr. Dowdy said he would work with the Duke Power Company to try to have a trial experiment on across-campus busing. The time was not mention ed when this experiment was to begin, but students will be notified. The President has also had his eyes on the appearance of the band and choir. He stated that the band and choir will have new uniforms and robes. The outfits are to arrive over the summer. Not only will we sound good, but we will look better. It was disclosed by him that the University had a part-time psychiatrist lined-up to work in tho Infirmary, but certain circumstances did not allow this. "But we're looking for another," he added. The need for loeks and furniture in the men's dormitories has been present for some time. The President affirmed that these necessary articles have been ordered. According to one source, the "sleep-out" was thoroughly organized as each academic class was assigned a section of the Union to sleep in. The legislative committee met through the night with Dr. Miller with apparently no results because the Belles continued their protest later Saturday morning by sitting in on the lawn of the President at 8:00 A.M. The Belles then proceeded to march around their campus walls several times and then through the campus. At 10:30 A.M. Saturday, the Student Senate called a meeting of the student body in the campus chapel. It was disclosed here that Dr. Miller had expressed the de.sire to address the entire student body. In the wake of confusion in the audience the president rose to address the body. He was asked soon afterward by an unidentified student if he planned to give them their extended curfew. In reply to this, Dr. Miller told the coed that he would give her an answer when he finished what he had to say. At this point Dr. Miller was prevented from completing his address as the Belles walked out on him. The Central Committee, a governing body consisting of faculty members and student representatives, would have to decide this matter, the students were told. The Student Senate decided to discontinue their protest until they had given this committee a chance to express themselves. In a session that lasted from 7:30 to 10:00 P.M. Tuesday night, the Central Committee decided tentatively to consent to the ex- (CONTINUED ON PAGE 10) By PAUL JONES The foremost authority and originator of the phrase "Black Power will appear on the A&T campus in Moore Gymnasium on December 9th at 8:00 P.M. The speaker for the occason will be Stokley Carmichael himself. Although id great demand throughout the nation and particularly on college campuses, the noted speaker has consented to include A&T among the select schools that he was able to fit into his schedule. The black militant will lecture on his general specialty on the role of the Afro-American in society, but has not designated a title for his speech as of yet. This affair is co- sponsored by the Afro-American Center and the Student Goverment Association. Carmichael's appearance is by popular demand from student leaders and black militants. Recently, several members of the Student Goverment Association attended conferences at Howard University based on the theme: "Toward a Black University," and at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. A&T students did much of the actual negotiating for ICC Prexy Lists Primary Goals For School Year By FRANCES PARKER James Williams, newly elected president of Inter-Faith Coordinat ing Council, told his elected staff and representatives that "we must do better" in this school year of 1968-69 during his address at the ICC banquet. To prove what he said, he introduced several plan« which are to be the primary goal.'- of this year. The plans for the year include the participation of each religious organization in using the Medita tion Room in the Memorial Union as being responsible for using it foi one hour a week. Williams said that this room was designated for moments of quiet serenity, for moments of dedication, for moments of prayer. Instead, it has been used wrongly by many of the student body who insist on lowering the value of such a place. He continued by saying that since the ICC encompasses the religious organizations on campus, it should be the responsibility of each one to take (CONTINUED ON PAGE 9) the leader's appearance in collaboration with Dr. Darwin T. Turner who will direct the Afro-American Center. There will be a discussion session of approximately 75 minutes following the speaker's lecture. Interest ed members of the community will be admitted as far as possible only after A&T students have been accommodated. The SGA will furnish further information to those desiring it about the program. Coeds Explain At Conference Purpose Of Tutorial Program Students from the University told a delegation in Raleigh the significance of the tutoring program in Greensboro at the Student NCEA Fall Conference. In charge of proceedings were Mary-jo Hall, president of Student NCEA and Mrs. Phebe H. Emmons, NCEA Director of Student Programs. The first general session was called to order at 10:00 A.M. Dr. A. C. Dawson, executive secretary of NCEA, welcomed the delegation to the convention. Highlight of the morning session was a panel oo "Challenges and Commitments." Three different, but related programs were discussed. John Bridg- man, director of the Advancement School, related to an attentive audience some of the background of the school. In a question-and- answer session he told how students are accepted for the school and the exact role of the school. Representing the Greensboro United Tutorial Service were two students from the university, LaVerna Joyner and Willie M. Leach. They gave background information on their organization and told some stimulating and humorous highlights of their work with young children. Completing the panel was a discussion of Upward Bound at Mars Hill by Dr. John M. Hough, Jr., Luther Atwater, and Steve Hinson. In a "Talk-Around" students learned that many of the area colleges and universities sponsor similar programs. Though names are different, the aims are usually the same. The second general session featured "Issues Facing the Profess ion and How to Meet Them." Claude H. Tarrell spoke briefly on the topic Legislative Programs. He urged delegates to become devoted to what the child will become later on. He stated that teachers' salaries in North Carolina now begin at $6,000 and run to $12,000 with ten month employment. Students planning to apply for teaching positions were urged by Mrs. Ethel P. Edwards to write her office for information on interviewing tips for teachers. She may be reached at NCEA Head quarters in Raleigh. Brief remarks were made on Fringe Benefits and Special Ser vices by Lloyd S. Isaacs and Sanctions and Professional Practices by Mrs. Phebe H. Emmons. It was announced that on January 18, A&T will host area colleges and universities at a meeting of TESSL. Ohio City Schools Close; Education Suffers Blow By WILLIE M. LEACH What is happening to education today will be gravely felt tomorrow. We profit by yesterday's mistakes is the assumption, yet we consistantly set the stage for an other New York School Crisis. It's happening again in Youngstown, Ohio. The cause is different and sc are the locale and situation. But, the fact remains that when the schools close, youngsters will suffer and so will America. The city's 45 city schools have closed their doors to more than 27,000 students for an indefinite period of time. There are hopes that classes will reopen on January Architect's drawing of Women's Dormitory. (See story Page 3.) 2, but even these are hopes at most. To reopen the school board must borrow against next year's taxes leaving no money to start the 1969-70 term in September. The problem can be simply, but the resolution of it is what has begun to disturb housewives, teachers, and students alike. Youngstown is unsuccessfully trying to balance 1968 costs with a 1963 level income. Where school tax rates do not grow, a school can. not grow. When a school cannot grow, it does what the Youngstown schools are preparing to do, and that is to die. Six new levies have been rejected at the polls since 1963. Adding to the fact that classes must be suspended is the statutory requirement of 180 classroom days. If this require ment is not met, the now insuf- ficent budget is subject to be cut Factions of the city are at each other's throats and no solution can be seen at this point. Parents in two areas which supply 20,000 parochial students refuse to support two school systems. At the same time citizens in the problem area are ignorant of or apathetic to the situation. In the November 5th election, a tax for school supplement lost by 1,366 votes. Racial groups, labor leaders, and teacher unions are at opposite ends of the poll. In spite of all the difficulties, the city is building a $2.5 million junior high school with old bond issues It should be noted, however, that these bonds may be used only for construction. Youngstown will have schools whose doors will remain closed to eager young minds. Can America afford to stiffle the educational process? It is the greatest institution we have. Tomorrow's despair is going to be measured by yesterday's mistakes.
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