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THl4<5 REGISTER VOLUME XLVI NUMBER 54! "COMPLETE AWARENESS FOR COMPLETE COMMITMENT" NORTH CAROLINA AGRICULTURAL AND TECHNICAL STATE UNIVERISTY, GREENSBORO APRIL 1$ 197$ _i A&T Will Honor Four Persons An assistant secretary of Housing and Urban development, a prominent civil rights leader, a 'nationally prominent women's leader, and a corporate executive will be presented honorary degrees during the 83rd annual baccalaureate-commencement exercises at A&T Sunday, May 4. The honorees will be H.R. Crawford, an assistant secretary of HUD; Vernon E. Jordan Jr., executive director of the National Urban League; Mrs. Elizabeth D. Koontz, former director of the Women's Bureau of the U. S. Department of Labor; and James E. Townsend Jr., manager of recruiting and college relations of Dow Chemical U.S.A. The four persons will be cited during ceremonies at the Greensboro Coliseum for 1,090 A&T graduates. The program will get underway at 11a.m. McKinney, Macon To Receive Alumni Achievement Award Alberta (Janice Shird) and Weedy (Rita Manley) discuss Alberta's drinking problem in "The Sty of The Blind Pig. " photo by Lance Harrison Play ers'Drama Gets Standing Ovation small, the four actors received a standing ovation. I believe this performance demonstrates the versatility and ability that A&T's Richard B. Harrison Players can produce. Oh, by the way, if you're wondering about the title, the "Blind Pig" was a house of ill-repute-you know, money, women and whisky-in that order! Joseph C. McKinney, national treasurer of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, and Robert S. Macon, national fund raising chairman of the A&T State University Alumni Association, have been selected to receive the alumni association's highest awards at the group's annual awards dinner Saturday, May 3. McKinney of Washington, D. C. will reveive the achievement award'.' and Macon, who lives in New Carrollton, Md., will be presented the service award during the 7 P.M. dinner in the Memorial Student Union. Winners of the individual schools awards are David Mallette, Raleigh, arts and sciences, Ralph M. Dowe, Indianapolis, Ind., education; James H. Dickens, Wilson, agriculture;: James W. Hill, Durham, business and economics;;'. Eugene E. Young, By Michael Blakeney The play "The Sty of the Blind Pig" is being performed by the Richard B. Harrison Players on campus. Performances began at 8:15 Tuesday and will continue through Saturday, April 19. The setting is in Chicago during the 1950's and revolves around a wandering street singer, portrayed as Blind Jordan,and a young woman, Alberta, who is confused about her purposes in life. This was an excellent performance by the Harrison' Players. Charles Sales was really "smooth and cool" as an aged numbers runner. Rita Manley was the "perfect" God -fearing mother of. a troubled daughter who was portrayed by Janice Shird. This was Janice's first performance and perhaps we have seen the birth of a "star". Avery Verdell, a veteran of the stage, plays Jordan-a man in search of a woman he loved. If he didn't find her with that passionate kiss from Janice, I don't think he ever will! There were some good comical Unes in the play even though it wasn't a comedy. The opening night's performance seemed to have lacked the timing necessary but I feel that each successive presentation will be' even better. Even though the audience was jy Miller demonstrates equipment during the T. V. station's open house. Lanham, Md., engineering; Beulah H. Hilliard, Silver Spring, Md.. nursing;;- Burnel E. Coulon, Indianapolis, Ind., graduate. Special service awards will be present to James' Thomas, basketball coach of Tennessee State University, and the young alumnus award will be given to George H. Johnson, Winston-Salem. McKinney is a native of Magnolia. He retired three years ago as an engineer for the Department of Defense, but still serves that agency as a consultant. (Continued on Page 2) A Winston-Salem native, Crawford directs all of HUD's programs and functions relative to the financial and operational management of housing. Under Jordan's guidance, the Urban League has generated employment for more than 68,000 men and women. Mrs. Koontz, who was born in Salisbury, is presently coordinator for nutrition for the North Carolina Department of Human Resources. Mrs. Koontz held her Labor Department post from 1969 to 1972. Also a prominent educator, she served as president of the National Education Association and president of the North Carolina Association of Classroom Teachers. Townsend, a native of Abington , Pennsylvania, has been affiliated with Dow Chemical U.S.A. since 1957 and has directed recruiting and college relations since 1966. He has served two terms as a co-chairman of the A&T/Industry Cluster which has been the most notable source of outside support for the university. Townsend's own firm has contributed more than $225,000 'in equipment to A&T, including (Continued on Page 3) A&TStudents Will Hold Protest RaUy April 22 By Steve Allen Tuesday, April 22, 1975,will become a milestone in the history books of A&T STATE UNIVERSITY. It will be the day when the concerned students of A&T State University will speak out against various subtle attempts to close our great institution. The event will be a campus-wide rally in protest against the $200 for in-state students and the $300 for out-of-state students tuition increase recommended by the Senate Appropriation Sub-Committee on Education of the state legislature. This rally is being conducted under the auspices of the Union of the Student Government Association Presidents. The rally will be held Tuesday, April 22, at 2:00 p.m. in Holland Bowl. Classes will be dismissed at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday afternoon. All students are urged to attend the rally and, in doing so, to demonstrate their concern, as loyal Aggies, in the saving, preserving, and improving of our beloved school. Several keynote speakers are expected to participate in the rally. Among these are the Honorable Henry Frye, an A&T alumnus, and now a state legislator; the Honorable Jim Melvin, major of Greensboro; Benny Glover, SGA president; Claude Barnes a concerned student; and Charlie Brice; president of the Future Alumni Association. In conjunction with the rally, a petition has been drawn up to protest the proposed tuition increase. All Aggies are asked to sign the petition. Petitions will be passed around at the rally for signatures, and will be available for signatures in the several campus dormitories onthursday afternoon. . The petitions will be used by the Presidents of the Student Government Associations in a meeting with the Senate Appropriation Sub-Committee on Education on Wednesday, April 23, in Raleigh.
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