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iwu-0 register COMPLETE AWARENESS FOR COMPLETE COMMITMENT- VOLUME XLV. . NUMBER 12 NORTH CAROLINA AGRICULTURAL AND TECHNICAL .STATE UNIVERSITY, GREENSBORO OCTOBER 5, 1973 CHANCELLOR LEWIS C. DOWDY Laundry Plans Action To Combat Shortage ,By Cassandra Wynn Plans are being made to require students to show their I.D.'s and that they are on-campus students before they receive any linen, according to Albert S. Crawford, director of the laundry. The reason for this new step, explained Crawford, is to cut down on the number of off-campus students using the laundry services.. The situation has been that, many times when students go to the laundry, they are unable to get clean linen to replace the laundry that they have used. Crawford gave several reasons for this problem. He said that there are a number of off-campus students who use the laundry even though they are not supposed to. The cotton shortage was another reason that Crawford gave for shortages especially in pillow cases. Several weeks ago the laundry ordered some new linen. They were only able to get a partial shipment of 35 dozen sheets and pillows cases becuase of the cotton shortage. In a few days. another shipment of 75 dozen sheets and pillow cases is expected. Crawford said that this should alleviate the pillow case shortage for the time being. Crawford said that another reason sometimes causing shortages is a slow turnover in linen. He said that sometimes some students keep linen on their beds for nearly a whole semester. On Friday and Saturday, students desiring clean linen often have a hard time getting it. Crawford said the reason was due to the scheduling of student workers. He said that most of the student workers do not work many hours on the weekends. Students might be more successful at getting clean linen if they, go to the laundry at the beginning and middle of the week, according to Crawford. Because of a breakdown in the air compressor, the laundry has been behind in doing perspnal laundry such as jeans. The air compressor is being repaired. Most of the equipment in the laundry is 25 to 30 years old. Crawford emphasized that none of the problems was- due to personnel. Efficiency Study Says A&T Has Poor Appearance Dowdy Responds To Report In the report of the Governor's Efficiency Study Commission, A&T was noted for "its good food services and book rental operations." The report also stated that, while a deferred payment plan for tuition, room and board offers students financial flexibility, there was not enough effort made to prevent accounts receivable build-up and delinquency. "Accounting systems are not automated and,in addition, more personnel are needed in the groundskeeping and accounting departments," the report continued. The report also stated that A&T's appearence was poor as * . result of having only three positionsfunded for grounds mantenance. Recommendations of the Commission included the increase of University staff to strenghten the general accounting functions. Along with this recommendation they said A&T should also automate student accounts receivable since payment policies are not often followed and statements are not sent out as frequently as they should be. According to the study, this automation would allow for elimination of two clerks, which would result in annual savings of $12,600 after the system is installed. The report said the grounds staff should be assigned five additional employes during the summer months and that the staff should not be shifted to other duties; this should be accomplished for S7.500 the report stated. In response to the rec commendations for A&T, Chancellor Lewis C. Dowdy issued the following statement Wednesday morning? "I do not wish to make comments on the Efficiency Study itself, which was made for the Governor's Office, because I have not seen the report. However, 1 will make comments on the specific recommendations made for A&T. These remarks are made as a reault of the newspaper report and not the report itself." The statement continued: "We recognize more than anyone else the condition of our grounds and would like to improve them as rapidly as possible. This, however, cannot be done unless we have the manpower and equipment with which to do the job. We are very pleased to see that others recognize our needs. Perphaps this will assist us in securing adequate funds." In his statement, Dr. Dowdy went on to say, "We requested $257,000 for the improvement of our grounds and maintenance department for 1973-1975 biennium, and we received $75,000. Included in this request were (1) grounds maintenance workers, (2) landscape designer and (3) several other positions to improve the quality of maintenance for our buildings. It is impossible to maintain the (See Additional, Page 2) Butz Fails To Show At Nutrition Confab Earl Butz, United States Secretary of Agriculture, who was scheduled to speak at a National Nutrition Conference this past Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. in the Student Union Memorial ballroomwas unable to attend However, Dr. Darby,president of the Nutrition Foundation^ was able to preside at the meeting. Two organizations sponsored this meeting. They were the Nutrition Foundation and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Jesse Jackson To Speak At Monday Convocation An address by the Rev. Jesse Jackson, an A&T alumnus and national director of PUSH (People United to Save Humanity), is scheduled to kick-off the week's Homecoming activities. Jackson is slated to speak at a Homecoming convocation Monday at 10 a.m. in Moore Gym. While at the University. Jackson led student marches for integration in Greensboro and starred in football. A native of Greenville, S. C, he attended the University of Illinois for a year on a football scholarship before transferring to A&T. In the spring of 1963, he led protest marches that succeeded in desegregating downtown Greensboro. After graduating from A&T, Jackson studied for two years at the Chicago Theological Seminary on a scholarship from the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King. Jackson last spoke on campus at the Annual Freshman Worship Service back in September 1970. Dr. Darby stated, "Conferences just don't happen* detailed work is involved." He gave recognition to Lawrence Munson, director of Food Services, and a group of A&T students who played a symphonic music piece. People were from Vermont, Berkley, California, Chicago, Tuskegee , Ala.^ Raleigh, and Greensboro. Dr. Darby then proceeded to introduce the "exceptional" wheels at the table. They included, John Ziegler, vice chancellor of Fiscal Affairs, Dr. Harold Mazyck chairman of Home Economics Department, Dr. Burleigh Webb, Dean of School of Agriculture,' R. E. Jones, (associate dean of agriculture and the Co-op Program,' Chancellor Dowdy and Dr. Cones, U.S. Chairman of Nutrition Department in Georgia. Dr. Darby stated that clear thinking has emerged in the area of food nutrition and he hopes that plans will be followed to ! maintain the results that various groups have made in nutrition workshops. He then stated that certain mechanisms would be necessary for good nutrition to be effective. (See USDA, Page 2)
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