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About Bluford Library Changes Discussed By Rosie A. Stevens Last week, an interview was done with Mrs. Eula Hudgens concerning changes made in the library. This week>in a follow-up, several other library personnel, and faculty and students were interviewed on the current situation. John Goins, a senior social service major, commented "It's backward. The desks on the first floor should be moved. The reason materials are hard to find is that the workers have been moved." Mr. George Armstrong, a psychology instructor and special service counselor, pointed out that "Students complain about not being able to locate books in the library. The majority have been going downtown, to UNC-G and Bennett, and coming to the office asking for books." ''Restructuring and rearranging the books," he said, were done at an inconvenient time. When the students returned, the library was an uproar. People who knew where things were to be found were switched and could not be found." Maude Davis, a senior history majorj stated "I think it is very confusing. Don't know where any thing is; the librarians don't know where anything is." Benita Dolberry, a senior early childhood education major, reported "I don't know where to locate materials. Books in the card catalog cannot be found upstairs." One student, who did not wish to be named, said "First time I went over there, I fot lost, really lost. Books are hard to find. The librarians don't know where half the stuff is. There are not enough desks on the first floor for students." On a positive note, the same person added, "The sign saying show I.D. cards means something." Mary Moore, a business education major, said "I cannot find the books, this year or last." Joan McCorkle, a senior history major, said "I don't use this library that much. Bluford Library does not have the primary sources I need. 1 don't like the way it is set up. You can't study with the women in the back keeping noise." Another student who asked not to be identified said vey simply "You can't find anything." One of the librarians being interviewed asked that her name be withheld. "The problem is the manner in which the changes were made. It was not democratic at all. Planning committee recommendations were not carried out." Mrs. Ingram, employed in the basement level of Bluford commented, "Moves are done without notifying the staff responsible for such changes. When students ask for material, the staff cannot find it." "I am not against change," she said. "I am for change if it has been planned^ but the way it is now, there is not enough humanism around this place. This is just a one-man boat and we're the crew." When contacted for his reaction, Mr. Binford Conley, director of Library Services, said "I do not intend to react to the statements made by the staff. I do not think I should react. I would like to discuss the changes on their merits." "COMPLETE AWARENESS FOR COMPLETE COMMITMENT" VOLUME XLVII NUMBER 22 A&T State University, Greensboro NOVEMBER 12, 1974 A&Vs Proposal For VMS Rejected Dean Webb Analyzes Decision By Patricia Everett " If the decision that this program or any new and non-duplicative program is to be placed ever on a campus of a historically Black institution, it cannot be based on the accumulation of wealth. "I see very little hope for fair treatment of the historically Black institution if they are forced to develop on the basis of accumulative resources of the past." Webb said the comparison's of A&T's and UNC-State's resources were irrelevant since the desegregation plan of last spring was to eliminate dual system in higher education, and since Black: institutions historically have been underfinanced. Dr. Burleigh Webb, dean of the school of agriculture, expressed those thoughts concerning the recent recommendation by the Joint Planning and Budget Committee, that a School of Veterinary Medicine be built on the campus of UNC-State in Raleigh instead of A&T's campus. Dr. William C. Friday, president of the University of North Carolina, made the recommendation. This University "Purlie", Joseph Stallings, (center) tries to convince "Lutibelle", Ollie Rasbury, to go along with the plan to outwit the old Captain. Avery Verdell and Deborah Williams look on. photo by Lance Musical Production Of "Purlie Is Well Received Opening Night 99 By Mary Cropps "Purlie" burst onto the stage.abounding with rousing songs on opening night. The Paul Robeson Little Theater was filled to capacity. The opening song, "Walk Him Up The Stairs", performed by the company, and the accompanying dance were well received by the audience. From then on the cast of the musical production wowed the audience time and again. Joseph Stallings, in the lead role of Purlie Victorious Jadson, was well cast as the smooth-talking con-man . His rendition of "New Fangled Preacher-Man" got the play off to a fine start. A senior major from UNC-G, (See 'Purlie' Page 4) of North Carolina, which Friday presides, is comprised of the sixteen universities throughout this state. It has been reported that Friday's recommendation was based on a 74-page study by two consultants from the Ohio State University School of Veterinary Medicine. In this report A&T's disadvantages included a late development of interest in a School of Veterinary Medicine, lack of available library space and "eight acres which are presently swamp land and will be flooded when a dam is completed. Animal excreta and infectious agents will drain into the lake created by the dam, creating a nuisance problem." However Webbs said the eight acres of swamps mentioned in the 74-page report were not even a part of the A&T farm that could be considered for the verterinary medicine school. "The presence of a school farm enriches any veterinary program. But the University of Pennslyvania in its veterinarian program is located in the heart of Philadelphia." Webb said. He said most important was the assurance that veterinarian students would get adequate clinical experience. The dean said a comprehensive veterinarian program is divided into three facets which are research, extension, and resident academic (See State's Page 2) Elemental Forces Add To World Food Crisis By Robert 3x The World Food Crisis is an announcement which has been laid before us to look at and try to get around. Such speakers as Dick Gregory, newspapers, radio, television and even singers, such as James Brown, today are announcing this great and timely subject. As we look through the newspaper and listen to the radio, we see and hear of the elemental forces of nature reaping havoc upon the nations of the earth. The sun, which is the very source of life, is scorching and burning the earth drying up producing land. The moon which is the equalizer of waters is causing the waters to elevate and spill onto the land, causing flood. We see winds, whirlwinds, and hurricanes dancing upon the earth as a ballet dancer would dance to Romeo and Juliet. It has even been found that the very rainfall, has an acidity count which has increased from 100 to 1000 per cent in twenty years. This acidity which is found in rainfall is equivalent to lemon acid and pepsi cola, and actually is destroying plant life and soil productiveness, • corroding cars, and even buildings. Extreme hot and cold weather changes are destroying land and plant life. There is also a shortage of fertilizer which is used to grow food. As a result, producing land is being destroyed and some will never again be productive. Scientists have found that the very water that we drink is not fit for human consumption. It is found that not only is the water not germ free but, because of the chlorine, it produces cancer. It is advised that the water be boiled. Scientists are also exposing that most of these quick snack foods and those with preservations are detrimental to health and are also cancer producing. So today many are going back to natural foods as the'so-called primitive civilizations have been. In the news today, you can find many people even on college campuses returning to natural health foods. The news even advised fasting which is the abstinence of food for a length of time, as a means to fight inflation and to maintain better health. One of our prime examples is Dick Gregory. We see, hear, and feel the monetary system of our govenment and of governments throughout the world collapsing. This is the very source of maintenance, sustenance, (See Problem Page 2)
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