The Register, 1975-11-21, page 1
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THE4-57 REGISTER VOLUME XLVII NUMBER 25 "COMPLETE AWARENESS EOR COMPLETE COMMITMENT" NORTH CAROLINA AGRICULTURAL AND TECHNICAL STATE UNIVERSITY, GREENSBORO NOVEMBER 21. 1975 Stokley Carmichael Black Revolutionist Speaks Here Stokley Carmichael photo by Sims By Maxine McNeil After a brief introduction by 1 SGA president, Ted Mangum, the students and faculty members who were present were given an informative speech by Stokley Carmichael. Carmichael has been involved in the Black Revolution movement for a number of years. Carmichael began his speech Air Force ROTC Holds Awards Ceremonies By Patricia Ingram Air Force (ROTC) cadets received awards in five categories of achievement during Awards Day held yesterday in Merrick HaU. Among the seniors receiving College Scholarship Cadet awards were Michael Bennett, Charles Coffin, Jr., Quincy Purvis, Elmer Moore, Russell Richardson, Lawrence Hill, and Dennis Monroe. Other senior recipients were LaGoge Graham, Frederick Stocks, James Home, Berry Obie, and Frederick Willams. The junior recipients of this award included five nursing majors: Joyce McMillian, Betty Dozier, Kathleen Newsome, Mitzi Swinson, and Patricia McKoy. Thurmon Deloney, II, Sidney Marable, Paula Hunter, and David Lewis also received this award. Cadets designated as having demonstrated "an unusual degree of ability, initiative, and other leadership qualities" received the Distinguished Cadets Awards. They included Michael Adkinson, Peter Burnette, Pamela Carlson, Danny Davis, William Dula, LaGoge Graham and Stephonia Leak. Dennis Monroe, Elmer Moore, Barry Obie, Milton Siler and Frederick Williams were also listed. Receiving Solo Flight Bages were Peter Burnette, Barry Obie Elmer Moore, Kevin Barnes, and Gary Melchor. These persons have indicated a desire to become Air Force pilots, have passed the pilot qualifications in the Air Force Officers Qualifying Test, and are medically qualified. Persons displaying excellence in their participation in AFROTC extracurricular activities (drill team and basketball) received Extracurricular Activities Awards. Walter Brinkley, Danny Davis, Gregory Davis, Clinton Green, Ezekiel Jones, and Luther Jones received awards for their participation on the basketball team. Dennis Monroe, Barry Obie, Thurmon Deloney, Dennis Sawyer, Manzell Smith , George Speed, and Milton Tuckerwerethe other honorees for this award. The Cadets who received an award for their participation on the drill team were Franklin Steele, Elaine Smith, Tracy Blakeney, Alta Carter, George Speed, Clinton Green, and Phillip Wallace. Frank Wilson, Gary Melchor, Charles Perry, Martin Williams, Baron Matthews, York Thorpe, and Manzell Smith were among the recipients of this award. Concluding the list were Zeke Jones, Arnold Bass, Michael Tatum and Zeke Morgan. First Honors Awards were given to Calvin Byrd, Pamela Carlson, James Home, Stephonia Leak, Ernest Longs, and Dennis Monroe. Also receiving these awards were Elmer Moore, Yonnie Moore, Barry Obie, Coker Stewart, Frederick Williams, and Lester Durham. Continuing, Thurmon Deloney ,11, Sidney Marable, Mitzi Swinson, Aaron Warren, Nelson Bennett, and David Lewis. Other honorees were Darryl Inman, William Lyles, Cynthia Rivers, John Sharpless, Milton Tucker, and York Thorpe. by saying that he saw the Black students of the 60's turn the world around. He said that he saw them rock capitaUsm. "Students have the power to do this, but they have to take themselves seriously to have a revolution," he said. Carmichael added, "Black students' sole purpose foi coming to the University should be to free the people." He said that if we just came here to study our majors, that we are "stupid students". A Black student can study and become the best doctor in the world, but, if he doesn't try to help other Blacks, he won't be free," he added. Carmichael continued, "If you're not helping free the people, then you're helping the aggressors to oppress the people. Blacks are being oppressed everywhere." He also said that working to free the people isn't a part time job. We can't stop working at this job for one second." Carmichael said that America .tries to confuse Blacks. He said that everything America teaches Blacks about Black people is a Ue. He added that we shouldn't accept these lies as truths. He continued by saying that truth is objective to the point because it's based on scientific reaUty. He said that Black students must be very critical, that they must test ' the truths. Carmichael said that in order for Blacks aU over the continent to be free that we all must start from the beginning. He said that aU Blacks' beginning is Africa, but whites have done everything they could to cover up Africa. He defended this statement by saying that whites only show movies which depict a negative picture of Africa. He used the Taizan movies as an example. "Ever since Blacks came in contact with capitalism," said Carmichael, "they've tried to destroy it. We have to destroy the capitalistic system and build a sociaUstic system. We have to fight to build this and revolution is trying to get people together to build this by using the scientific method." Carmichael said that our first step in becoming free is organization. "Africa is our primary goal," he said; "but Africa has to be organized fist because, as long as Africa is weak, then Blacks all over the world will be weak. If the Black man in Africa is strong then the Black man everywhere is strong." He said that, if we obtain (See Carmichael, Page 5) McMillan Views Drug Problems Gospel Choir Members To Travel To Georgia By Debra K. Daniel Fifty-five members and the advisors of the A&T Fellowship Gospel Choir will represent A&T at the Third Annual National Black College Gospel Choir Festival on November 28-30. This event will take place in Atlanta, Georgia, at West Hunter Street Baptist Church. Dr. Ralph D. Abernathy is the pastor. Choirs from all across the nation will come for several purposes. One is to reclaim the richness of the Black Religious Heritage. Another is to validate the authencity of Black gospel music. Other purposes include being in ministry to Black college youth, building models of worship that will tranform temporary emotion into permanent motion, and strengthening the bond between the campus and the church. By Mary E. Cropps The use and abuse of hard drugs on campus have decreased, according to Norwood McMillan, director of campus security. McMillan said that hard narcotics were more prevalent during 1971, 1972 and 1973 than they are now. The most widely used narcotic now is marijuana, McMillan'said. But even the use of this drug has decreased slightly. As far as arrests for possession' of marijuana is concerned, McMillan said that he had adopted a wait-and-see policy. By this he means that campus police do not adhere toasstrict a search poUcy as before. McMillan expressed his desire to give everyone the benefit of the doubt. Now he is waiting until the end of the semester to see how his new policy has worked out. In explaining the new attitude further, McMillan stated that he is in the process of letting students decide for themselves whether they will indulge in the use of drugs or not. "Students should make decisions they can live with," McMillan observed. "They should take their education in one hand and the use of marijuana in the other and weigh them. Which is more important?" Continuning, McMillan pointed out that, when a student makes his decision and the decision is to use marijuana and he gets caught, then he should not blame the poUce or the administration." The fate of students arrested on campus for possession of drugs is hanging in the balance at this time. McMillan said he isi waiting for a meeting of the minds between the Student Government Association and the University Tribunal. Although Dr. Waverlyn Rice, chairman of the Tribunal, sent McMillan a letter asking him to take all drug cases to the city police, McMUlan said he has not taken any action on the matter. (See McMUlan , Page 5) Seized marijuana plants. photo by Carter
|Title||The Register, 1975-11-21|
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