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L.3 Archives c d. Bluford Library n C A & t state -!nwerMW Greensboro, N. C- 27411 THL4 5 REGISTER "THE VOICE OF THE PEOPLE WILL BE HEARD' VOLUME XLII, NUMBER 21 NORTH CAROLINA AGRICULTURAL AND TECHNICAL STATE UNIVERSITY, GREENSBORO APRIL 2, 1971 Students Assemble In Front Of Administration Building Strong Dissaproval Expressed By SGA. Over Player In Golf Tourney By Vernice Wright In a press conference this morning, the SGA expressed strong disapproval of the admittance of Gary Player, a white South African golfer, in the GGO. Arthur Ashe, a Black tennis player, has been denied the right to enter South Africa for several tournaments. "We contend that ./this act illustrates without a doubt the quintessence of the character of the controlling capitalist, and imperalist of Anglo-Saxon origin here in the United States and in South Africa. It should be no question within the minds of the masses that the practice and performance of racist America is 'contradictory' to what she claims as her 'American Creed'," exclaimed Gail Thomas, vice-president of the SGA. Dr. Lonnie Shabazz To Speak On Campus The Muhammad University Mosque of A&T presents, "One of America's most dynamic and brilliant spokesmen." Black Muslim leader, Dr. Lonnie Shabazz, Representative of the Dr. Lonnie Shabazz Honorable Elijah Muhammad, "the most powerful Black man in America," will speak Tuesday, April 20 at 7:30 p.m. in Harrison Auditorium. The Lost Found Nation of Islam, frequently referred to as Black Muslims has been dubbed "The most stable Black institution in the United States," in a recent report entitled "Invaders From the Black Nation - A Study of the Black Muslims in 1970." The report was compiled by a non-profit race relations group in Nashville, Tenn. The authors also described the Honorable Elijah Muhammad, leader and Patriarch of the Black Nation as "The most powerful Black man in America." lt further indicated that Mr. Muhammad represents "the most ambitious venture in self-help or Black nation building in U.S. history." On February 26, Abass Rasou], the National Secretary of (See MUSLIM, Page 8) Moreover, she pointed out,"the perpetuators of the capitalistic system readily exhibits your confirmation, support, and participation in the racist game of the 'great' country." Matthew Simpson, president of the SGA sought to clear up any confusion regarding the demonstration by A&T students Wednesday."It was peaceful and quiet,"remarked Simpson. 'Dr. Dowdy was wholeheartedly in favor of our demands which he considers to be good demands," Simpson further asserted. He also expressed the opinion that the SGA and the Administration have a very good working relationship. "We are working together for a better university," he said. Simpson was of course referring to the students' occupying the Carver Hall Lawn until the faculty forum rendered decisions on student representation on the University's policy-making body, now known as the faculty senate, and on the deletion of failures, for purposes of graduation, in courses which have been retaken and successfully passed. However, Simpson was not totally satisfied with the one-to-one representation on the Faculty Senate. "The Faculty Forum is the body which approves and disapproves policy and recommendations whereas the Faculty Senate only proposes recommendations," Simpson complained. "Our ultimate goal is to obtain a balance of power on the Faculty Forum." (See STUDENTS, Page 3) Policy Revised On Grades And Senate By Cohen N. Greene The Faculty Forum yesterday overwhelmingly passed proposals that called for the abolishment of the university's present policy regarding the grade of "F" and the creation of a policy making body, formerly called Faculty Senate, that will consist of students and faculty members composing the present Faculty Senate. These results were a culmination of efforts by the students that began during the fall semester and ended with action taken by the Faculty Forum in a call meeting. Specifically, the Student Government Assocaition had not received the response it deemed necessary with regard to the two demands put before the administration: (1) providing for student representation on the Faculty Senate; and (2) changing the regulation in computing the grade point average. Emergency Meeting In an emergency student body meeting held in Harrison Auditorium Wednesday night, the underlying state of apathy that has existed on campus for the last six months erupted in frustration and discontentment. Apathy within the administration, the faculty and the students as explained by SGA President Matthew Simpson, has brought the University to a state of emergency. Simpson made this response to answer why the SGA had called the emergency student body meeting. A perpetual state of apathy on campus came to an abrupt halt as Gail Thomas, SGA Vice-President, told students, "The lights are on the student body and not on the Student Government Association." Vice-President Threatened Gail stated she was advised (See SGA, Page 8) Students Stage Drug Abuse Conference Here By Janet Jones "Which Way Black People - Drugs or Liberation" was the theme of the first drug abuse conference held here Wednesday. The conference was sponsored by the A&T Drug Abuse Committee and Help House, Inc. a rehabilitation program from Durham. The opening session was held in the union ballrom at 9:00 a.m. Tuesday with William Hubbard presiding. The keynote speaker was Horace Ferguson, former Attorney General of S.G.A. at A&T. The topic for discussion was "The Black Man and His Fight to Overcome Drugs" plus "The Pyschology of the Drug Problem at A&T." The afternoon session opened at 1,45 in Harrison Auditorium with Rev. Phillip R. Cousin, minister and Black activist, as keynote speaker. His topic for discussion was drugs and its effect upon the Black people. As Cousin opened his speech, he referred to the Last Poet's "when the revolution comes." Drug use is doing damage to young Black minds. "If our minds are not together when the revolution comes, we won't be able to do anything," he said. Our minds have to be acceptable. "Drugs used as a means of escape, is the worse thing that could happen, "stated Cousin. He added that one is only in another world while on a "high" for a little while, then he returns to the same troubled world he left. Cousin believes that the only way to change things is to get involved. He further stated that at the end of "Pot," there is no rainbow, but a damaging type of thing that changes what you are. We have a false sense of value. Cousin feels that the most valuable person in a community is the one who does the most to raise the standards of living. Cousin then rapped on the junkie and the pusher. "Have you ever seen a junkie who just harms himself?" was the question put to the audience When a junkie goes, he takes everyone with him, replied Cousin. Black communities and colleges should be aware qf these people. Bright young minds are getting hung up on drugs. We have to face reality. At NCCU, 60-70% of the student body is hung up on some form of drugs stated Cousin. There were 10 people who died in Durham of an overdose (O.D) last year. Cousin stated that we have to get on up and get into it.
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