The Register, 1974-09-17, page 1
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Chancellor University' By Benjamin Forbes According to Dr. Lewis C. Dowdy, chancellor of A&T, this University's real property spreads over 181 acres. Also the farm covers approximately 600 acres, both valued from $35 to $40 million. Dowdy stated the above figures may soon be changing because A&T is in the process of acquiring additional land. The University is now in the process of buying land bordering Laurel Street and Bluford Street extending to the old Lutheran Campus. Property along the new Market Street will also be acquired. The Chancellor emphasized that negotiations with the owners of the property are being done with a friendly attitude. Discusses s Property A&T is buying so much land because the value of real estate is climbing at an alarming rate. The adminsitrator feels it is best for the University to buy the land now than to wait and pay higher prices in the future. Dowdy staled new tennis courts will be constructed on some of the land. Also he said there are future plans to construct new buildings. When asked how the University ranked in size compared to other Black colleges in the state. Dowdy said. "A&T ■is- the largest Black University in the state. Compared to public- Black colleges across the country, A&T ranks as seventh according lo the 1974 Fact Book published by the Office for Advancement of Public Negro Colleges of the National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges." Dean Of Engineering Goes On Year's Leave Reliable sources have indicated that Dr. Reginald Amory, dean of the School of Engineering, has left the University on a one-year leave of absence. He is scheduled to return to A&T on July 1, 1975. Dr. Amory is presently at Northeastern University in Boston, Mass., where he was employed before coming to A&T. The exact nature of Dr. Amory's status at Northeastern is not known to the Register at this time. Acting in his capacity, as Dean of the School of Engineering is Dr. §Uresh Chandra, the chairman of the Mechanical Engineering Department. Funeral Rites Held For Native Dentist Funeral rites for Dr. Milton Holley Barnes were conducted at St. James Presbyterian Church here Tuesday, September 17. Dr. Barnes, a native of Edgecombe County, practiced dentistry in Greensboro for 15 years. He died Sept. 14 after a long illness. A son of the late Pufus Augusta and Mrs. Florence Holley Barnes, he was a graduate of A&T State University and the Meharry Medical College. He completed his elementary and secondary school education in the Edgecombe County and Rocky Mount City Schools. His college training was interrupted when he entered the armed forces in 1944 and served in France. In 1950, he married the former Miss Shirley McRae of New York City. To this union were born a son and a daughter. From 1958-1959, Dr. Barnes served as an intern, at the Jersey City Medical Center. Jersey City, New Jersey. Subsequently, he practiced dentistry for seven years in partneiship with his foster father. Dr. B W. Barnes of Greensboro. His remaining years were spent in independent private practice. He was a member and elder of ' the St. James Presbyterian Church of Greensboro. Other professional and civic affiliations included membership in the Guilford Dental Society, North Carolina Dental Society, Old North State Dental Society, American Dental Society, Greensboro Medical Society, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Greensboro Men's Club, North Carolina Guardsmen, and the finance committee of the United Community Service. Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Shirley Barnes; a daughter. Miss Deborah Holley Barnes: a son, Milton William Barnes of the home; four brothers-James R. Barnes, Henderson, N.C; Leon F. Barnes, Washington, D.C; Elsworth B. Barnes. Rocky Mount. N.C; and Quincey A. Barnes, Washington, D.C; a sister, Miss Jacqueline Barnes. Buffalo. New York, his stepmother. Mrs. Nellie Barnes, Rocky Mount. N.C.; a stepbrother, Leroy Williford. Buffalo. N.Y.; and his foster parents. Dr. and Mrs. B. W. Barnes. Gieensboro. Ijjgjff REGISTER -COMMUTE AWARENESS FOR COMPUTE COMMmtfXT VOLUME XLVI, NUMBER 7 11" J II li ■ "" ' aaaWWMMMa^aaaJaWagaa, A&T State University, Greensboro SEPTEMBER 17, 1974 Community Worker and And Former A&T Student Nelson Johnson States Beliefs Nelson Johnson, former A&T political science major and present Director of the Greensboro Association of Poor People (GAPP). expresses his ideas concerning the Penal System, State Power, and the current National Political situation. When asked if he thought there were people imprisoned in this country because of their political beliefs, Johnson said, "There are two senses in which 1 think there are such people. One, there are people who are clear in their convictions and see invasion of their property by those who represent the state. "Because of this, these people have declared their opposition. Based on this opposition, these people have been organized against), by the state;' because of this, these people have declared their opposition. "Now there is second group, which I think represents the great majority, the person who is not as conscious of the economic and state apparatus as such-but who is a victim of it Johnson explained this latter point by citing the example of poorer American citizens who steal because they have lessjdue to the set-up of this state. These citizens who steal did not do so because of a greater tendency to steal, but rather because this was their means of attaining more. "In this inflationary period there are people who just don't have enough money to make it. And their means of attaining it make them a victim of this political system. "Although these people may sometimes conceive themselves as criminals, they are sometimes the result of the criminal rule of society." Johnson went further to point out there are people who are in prison because they are a menace to society. "What has happened is people have taken the absurd position that every single person in prison is a political prisoner. Therefore, I think it is important to point out there are political prisoners and there are criminals." Concerning President Ford's pardon of Richard Nixon, Johnson considered this intervention into the Judicial system as political compromise in which Ford attempted to satisfy the contradicting interests of varying political powers. During the rebellion on A&T's campus in 1969, Johnson was arrested for allegedly disturbing the peace while giving a speech at Dudley High School. When asked what differences he saw between the attitudes of the students then as compared to the present students, Johnson stated that, in 1969, there was lesser effort by the state to confuse its citizens. But now, students are being so confused by the state such that they do not actually realize they are living amidst confusion. And those who recognize the state of their situation, feel as if they are unable to change the troubling situation. Nelson Johnson Alumni Exhibition Now Showing North Carolina A&T's Lyceum opens the 1974-75 Taylor Gallery Program with an exhibition featuring its alumni, reaching back to Theodore E. Wells, 1943; Francis Baird.1965. Ronnie Broome. 1969.* Kay Francis Campbell. 1971. Oscar Farrar, 1971; Thomas Holmes. 1972,- Charles Ferguson, 1974. and Floyd Newkirk. 1974. For the past twenty-five years. Wells has been the art instructor at Bancroft Junior High School in Wilmington. Delaware. He received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Art at North Carolina A&T and his Master of Arts Degree from Temple University. A World Warll Veteran. Wells participated in the D Day Invasion of France. His work has been widely exhibited in Wilmington and at Charlotte, North Carolina. The Stella Elkins Tyler School of Fine Arts of Temple University, Philadelphia^ Cheyney State College, Pa* Delaware State College, DoverJ and the University of Delaware. He is represented in numerous private collections. The exhibition opened Wednesday. SeptemberlOth, and will run till September ..0th. From October 1 to the 31, the Gallery will show an Alaskan Exhibition I o aned by the EXXON Company featuring works by Eskimos and others from the Salon of Alaskan Art. Part of last fall'sNorth Carolina Artist's traveling exhibition from the Museum in Raleigh will be exhibited in November The January . February . 1975 exhibition will feature "Five Afro- American Artists, whose works are strongly influencing the Arts of Africa. In March the Taylor Gallery will present an exhibition of paintings and poetry entitled: "Quiet Emphasis" work done by art students at the Institute of American Indian Art^ loaned by the United States Department of Interior. New Mexico. "The Plains Indians will be presented in April. Definite dates will be announced .
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