The Register, 1969-02-28, page 1
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DRAKE SAYS WE'LL GO BY "BOOKS'' ■^W:-:-?:-:': v:¥:fc>:-y ■■.-:-:■:■: v-.-yiX--,: Students packed Moore Gym last week to support the Aggies against Livingstone College. Pearson Dubar, sophomore class representative to the Student Government Association, requested an apology from SGA's top officers at a special meeting of the body Wednesday night. Dubar said, "I think an apology should be made to the body since the sit-in was staged in SGA's name even after the members voted to carry out the sit-in the next day, if necessary (meaning the following Thursday)." SGA had met Tuesday night of that week to make decisions on the matter. The sit-in was staged the following Wednesday afternoon. Willie Drake, vice-president of SGA, who had called the meeting to order, said he was hoping that the matter would not have to be argued over. "All of you knew what I was going to do when you elected me vice president," said Drake, "I'm no Uncle Tom . . ." Drake said he is going to run for City Planner Post Goes To Arthur Davis Arthur Davis, III, former instructor of Political Science at A&T, recently assumed his new post as Senior Planner for the Greensboro Planning Department. As a senior planner, Mr. Davis will deal specifically with the research activities of the department and will be concerned with public transportation, land use, community facilities, and the development ot an urban information data bank. In addition, he is concerned with the Workable Program for community improvement. Under this program, applications for city funds are prepared, reviewed, and coordinated. Mr. Davis admits that urban development and planning are his primary interest and speaks of his new position as a "professional challenge" that will enhance his desire in the planning area. Davis received his B.A. degree from Morehouse College and M.P.A. (Master Public Administration) from the University of Pittsburgh, and has also done advanced study at Carnegie-Mellon Institute in Pittsburgh. A native of Fayetteville, Mr. Davis is married to the former Anne Graves of Greensboro. They have one son, Arthur Paris, eleven months old. Recruiter Plans Visit To Campus Seniors interested in employment opportunities in North Carolina State Government will be able to talk with a representative from the State Personnel Department on March 11. Arrangements for the interview are to be made with the College Placement Office. One should report there to establish a specific appointment on this date. State Government employs over 39,000 persons in 1,400 different types of jobs. Business, accounting, rehabilitation, social work, laboratory science education, computer programming, and the natural and physical sciences are only a few of the possible employment areas. Brochures, which fully describe these employment opportunities, are available at the Placement Office. In addition, State Government offers its employees a continued education program, excellent possibilities for advancement, paid vacation and holidays, sick leave and other liberal employee benefits. THJ4 !7 REGISTER "COMPLETE AWARENESS IN TIMES FOR COMPLETE COMMITMENT" Volume XL, No. 17 N. C. A&T State University, Greensboro, N. C. February 28, 1969 Faculty Approves Univ. Council's Resolution vice-president again and 'that if students want him removed from SGA they can follow the constitution and have him impeached. "But if I'm impeached," said Drake, "I will continue the cause as an interested student." Drake then explained that signs, which publicized the sit-in, had been made before the Tuesday night meeting. But Dubar pressed on, and Drake said, "I apologize; I apologize." I admit that it was not democratic. Hereafter, we will go strictly by the constitution." There were no comments from - the president, who was sitting with other SGA members. Previously Drake had sworn in the members of the body who were present and had stated that the duties of all members would be passed out during the next meeting. These would be the duties which the constitution and the judiciary system specify. It was also stated that the body would distribute material among the student body which would be aimed at supporting the University's budget request. Calvin Matthews, president, stood once to say that, "we have a lot to do ahead of us. I have already asked some people to serve on committees; but they have refused, saying they have too much to do already. Drake and I have been struck down by The Register, but I want you to know that all that we are doing is for students." BY HILLIARD B. HINES, Jr. The faculty approved last Tuesday a resolution from the University Council which stated that the consumption of alcoholic beverages be permitted in certain designated areas on the University campus. In the statement, approved by the faculty, the University Council stated, "Since North Carolina General Statute 18-51 makes it lawful for any person Who is at least twenty-one (21) years of age to possess, for lawful purposes, alcoholic beverages which shall contain more than fourteen (14) percent of alcohol by volume, the university will estabUsh no policy or regulation which sanctions either the use of alcoholic beverages or any actions Which contravenes state or federal law regarding their purchase or consumption." The statement from the council further stated that any A&T student who exercises the privilege to drink or possess alcoholic beverages in student rooms of residence halls or other designated places will be expected to conduct himself in a manner which in no way reflects unfavorably on the University. It also stated that any behavior, due to drinking, not in keeping with university standards will constitute a major social infraction. Although, the recommendation from the council received the approval of the faculty, Dr. Jesse Marshall, dean of student affairs, stated the position of the administration. "The university discourages drinking of alcoholic beverages, drunkenness, and other abuses of the utilization of alcoholic beverages." It was suggested that the alcoholic beverage policy take effect in the fall. However, no official statement has been made. In other recommendations of the council, discussed by the faculty, the hours of women students were modified. This recommendation came up as a result of a vote taken by the Women's Council of women students residing on campus. The modification of women's hours approved by the facultv called for an extension of one hour from Monday through Thursday and a two hour extension on Friday and Saturday. This means that the hours will be 1:00 A.M. and 3:00 A. M., respectively. However, these extensions will apply to only women students who obtain the consent of their parents for these extensions, if they are under twen- tv-one years of age. The hours will .remain the same for those women not obtaining the consent of their parents. These new hours are to take effect immediately. The question of the purpose of the University Council also received considerable discussion. After thirty minutes of deliberation, the faculty voted in favor of a proposed purpose for the council. "The University Council shall be representative body for the Faculty Forum in all matters pertaining to nonacademic affairs of student life. The University Council shall have the responsibUity of acting for the Faculty Forum when the Forum is not in session. The CouncU wiU be responsible directly to the Faculty Forum." A proposal by Calvin Matthews, president of the student government, that ten students be admitted as members of the Faculty Senate and that the name be changed from the Faculty Senate to the University Senate was not discussed in this meeting. The reason given was that such action would call for an amendment of the faculty constitution and that time did not permit such lengthy discussion at that time. "The Original ACC Band" continues to lead the cheers, while the Aggies continue to win their games. Here is one performance of this group at a recent game. Jesse Jackson: Moving On Up By WILLIE M. LEACH Fine Arts Editor Jesse Jackson, a former SGA president who first became active in the civU rights movement whUe at A&T, has been termed "the most powerful Negro in Chicago and a possible successor to Dr. Martin Luther King" in a Harper's Magazine article by Richard Le- vine. In the March issue, Reporter Levine profiles Jackson's days at A&T when he found himself leading almost daily marches through Greensboro in 1963 foUowing his criticism of the strategy and slow pace of the sit-ins. Levine describes Jackson in those early days as "a black version of the All-American Joe CoUege — honor student, star quarterback, student body president and national officer of his Omega Psi Phi Fraternity." Following the desegregation of downtown Greensboro, Jackson received statewide recognition and became President of the newly- formed North CaroUna Intercollegiate CouncU on Human Rights, reports Levine. Jackson's commitment to civU rights stemmed from the events of that spring of '63 at A&T. Levine writes that it left him with "a determination to deliberately fashion himself a Negro leader." Since that time, Jackson has done just that. By April of 1966, he had won the support of many Chicago ministers who had once rejected him. Operation Breadbasket, under Jackson's leadership, is affUiated with black owned business. Jackson urges his brothers and sisters to show their blackness by buying black products. During one of his sessions, Levine quotes Jackson as saying: "Rather than looking through the yellow pages, you got to start looking through the black pages. Trouble is Negroes have been programmed by white folks to believe their products are inferior. We've developed into a generation of Oreos-black on the outside, white on the inside. "But I got news for you; a new hair-style does not constitute black power; new life style does. About the only thing can save us is waking up one morning with seK-respect and wilUngness to do some serious work. Cause the Lord don't make orange juice. He may make the ground fertile but Grove Fresh makes the orange juice and you got to buy it. That's what the Lord does to keep from being caUed a puppeteer." Levine reports that most of the black businesses grew after be- (CONTINUED ON PAGE 3)
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