The Register, 1972-09-22, page 1
|Previous||1 of 12||Next|
Loading content ...
TH1^5 REGISTER "roUPI PTC AWIDENFCC FOR tflMPI FTF COMMITMENT" ■I-1 glf VOLUME XLIV, NUMBER 5 NORTH CAROUNA AGRICULTURAL AND TECHNICAL STATE UNIVERSITY. GREENSBORO SEPTEMBER 22, 1972 ARLENE BELL Photo By Small Joe Tex Talks About New Career With Islam By Gloria Rogers Famous singer and entertainer, Joe Tex, was guest speaker at a program Thursday night in Harrison Auditorium, which was sponsored by the Greensboro Mosque of the Nation of Islam. The nationally renown soul singer, now turned Muslim minister, stated that he changed his name to Minister Joseph X and is presently touring the country speaking for the Nation of Islam. He was influenced to join the Muslims six years ago when he heard the teachings of Elijah Mohammed in Miami, Florida. "I have seen too many Black men, women, and children mistreated by the white man, and the Black men and children need to open their eyes and see what is going on," he stated. Singing and dancing, he explained, was an occupation, . not a career. His career is with Elijah Mohammed and not the entertaining field. There were two reasons given for his current tours around the country. First, there is a need to teach the truth about the Nation of Islam becjuse Blacks have gotten only third-hand propaganda about Muslims from the white man; secondly, maoney must be raised to build a hospital in Chicago for Blacks. Other main points in the message dealt with the main teachings of "the Honorable Elijah Mohammed, a Black man from Georgia with a third grade education, but who today is . . . the most powerful man in America." He strongly emphasized that the 6000 years of white rule is coming to an end in less than four years. In continuing, he pointed out that the Caucasian race cannot afford to give back what has been gained in 400 years to the Black man. "Boss is not going to do anything for us." "God is a man," he stated; "but for years Black people seemed to have been looking for a mystery man." Furthermore, he feels that the Black man should mate within his own race. He stated, "God blesses the child that has his own." According to Minister Joseph X, the Black woman knows that her Black man is the best own earth, but he asks the Black man if he has yet realized that he has the best woman. The program ended with a question and answer period. Arlene Bell Takes Title Janet D. Jones News Editor Climaxing the elections which were held Thursday was the announcing of Arlene Bell, an early childhood education major from Asheville, as Miss A&T for 1972-73 school year. Arlene won by a close margin of v'otes over eight other candidates. Pearletta Graves was first runner-up for the title of Miss A&T. Jennifer Byrd, a nursing major, was elected secretary of the senior class. The position of vice president of the junior class was filled by Greg Pridgeon, a Raleigh native.} and Lorey Hayes will wear the crown of Miss Junior. The office of treasurer of the sophomore class will be occupied by Cecilia Joyner. In the freshman class elections, Sidney Britt won the presidency and Cynthia Edmond was elected to the office of secretary. To reign as Miss Freshman is Cristol Watson. Elections this year were somewhat different from previous elections in that voting was done in the dorms and voting machines were not used. Bennie Mc Morris, vice-president of the SGA, reported that only 25% of the student body voted during the elections. He also stated that the reason for the dorm procedure of voting was because of the regulations restricting the use of voting machines during or near national elections. Commenting on her victory, Arlene stated that she was quite surprised and happy. "I was quite elated because of the competition," she stated Arlene has high hopes of representing the Aggie family on all occasions in such a way as to reflect a Black woman that everyone will be proud of. She plans to spend much time working with the Student Government. Hello., A&T State University Computer Telephone SystemComing By Vivian Edwards Completion of the Centrex Telephone System is scheduled for February, 1973. This is a new direct dialing system where an operator will not be necessary. An attendant will only be at the switchboard to give information. The Centrex system will operate in this manner: each, station will have its own telephone number. Presently, A&T has one number and persons trying to place a call must ask for the extension to which they desire to be connected. All incoming calls will go directly to the station called, without any need for an attendant. Stations will be able to dial outside calls direct, as well as dial inside calls. Finally, any station may request the attendant to transfer an incoming call to any other station. A computer print-out of all calls made at the University will be sent to the business office each month. This computer print-out will provide an accurate record of all long-distance calls made by each station. From this computer print-out the business office will then be able to charge departmental budget^ accordingly. The cut-over of systems is being made in an effort to obtain better phone service. It will hopefully eliminate the delay in reaching a party and some of the busy signals received by people trying to place a call. Centrex will offer these advantages: efficiency, the speeding up of incoming calls, and an automatic identification of outward dialing. Minister JOSEPH X Photo By Lewis
|Title||The Register, 1972-09-22|
|Cover title||The A. & T. Register|