The Register, 1976-10-22, page 1
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TH£4<5 REGISTER "C.OMPJUETJE AWARENESS FOR COMPLETE COMMITMENT VOLUME XLVIII NUMBER 16 NORTH CAROLINA AGRICULTURAL AND TECHNICAL STATE UNIVERSITY, GREENSBORO OCTOBER 22, 1976 if iiflttinrr TrusteeBoardChairman Temporarily Steps Down *5 *y^&s% *#*■ Janet Harbison has the homecoming spirit. Staff Photo by Fred Duckett JudgeRulesInFavor Of NAACP Oxford, Miss.(AP)-The NAACP is hailing as " a great victory" a judge's ruling that blocks 12 white Port Gibson merchants from collecting $1.2 i million in damages and reduces a state-imposed appeal bond. "It keeps the NAACP in business and allows them to take the appeal without bankrupting the organization," attorney Frank Parker said after the decision Wednesday. Nathaniel Jones, legal counsel for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, said the appeal may take up to three years. Parker also estimated the appeal would cost the NAACP about $500,000. U.S. District Judge Orma Smith's injunction prohibits collection of the judgment during the appeal and stays the requirement for an appeal bond amounting to 125 per cent of the judgment, or $1.56 million. He payable to the federal court. Smith said he issued the order to prevent "immediate and irreparable harm" to the NAACP while it appeals to the Mississippi Supreme Court and, if necessary, to the U.S. Supreme Court. V* The NAACP had claimed the award and the appeal bond would bankrupt theorganization that it would be able to post the $100,000 bond. In his ruling, Smith also overturned the state court's ban on further boycotting or picketing by the NAACP, saying such a prohibition would "seriously impair their (NAACP) rights to free speech and association. This is in and of itself an irreparable injury." He Umited the prohibition "only to physical violence, damage to any real or personal property or obstructing the interests" of any place of The merchants were awarded the damage judgment by Chancery Judge George Hayes in August o.i grounds that they were innocent victims of a boycott by Blacks in the late 1960's. The boycott was designed to force them to use their influence to change local government in Port Gibson, a town of about 3,000 persons in a predominately Black area along the Mississippi River. Haynes said the protest was a secondary boycott prohibited by Mississippi law. By Craig R. Turner John S. Stewart temporarily stepped down from his position as chairman of the Board of Trustees in a trustee, meeting here Wednesday. Stewart, who was convicted of four charges brought against him in a savings rnd loan scandal, announced lis resignation shortly after he was re-elected chairman of the board. Stewart said in a prepared statement that, because of the actions taken against him by federal authorities, it would be in the interest of the university for him to step down until his case is resolved. Vice-chairman Dr. Otis Tillman assumed the chair's role and expressed confidence in and support for Stewart. Stewart also said that he would not be open to public comments about legal action against him on the advice of his lawyer. The board also voted to keep Stewart on the Board of Trustees even though he stepped down from his post. There were no dissenting votes. In other business in that meeting, the trustees voted to go ahead with plans to make the Driver Education program a department as well as Media Education. Recommendations for the titles of Professor Emeritus were approved also. The recipients of that title were Arm and Richardson in engineering, Mrs. Clara Evans, home economics; and Dr. Donald Edwards, physics. The board also heard reports from the officers of fiscal affairs, student affairs, development and university relations, and academic affairs. Dr. Jesse Marshall, head of student affairs, cited several recruitment and placement programs as great tools for the advancment of A&T seniors. Matthew King, head of fiscal affairs, stated that the university had functioned in some deficits but was in good shape thus far in this fiscal year. Dr. Albert Smith, the newly appointed head of development and university relations, stated that he was very happy in return . , to A&T which is his alma mater. He said that A&T had the framework to build on. He pointed out that his department was perhaps one of the most important ones on campus. Smith pointed to the area of the Foundation and Industry Cluster as an area of improvement. "We need to expand on the industry cluster to draw in more support outside the university. We also need to look into the area of donations." "As of now University Foundation donations and grants come in the area of restrictive donations. They can only be used for a specific purpose. We need to maintain that but also go all out in trying to improve on getting some unrestrictive ones as (See Board, Page 3) substituted a $100,000 bond, business. Advisory Board Members To Attend Conference By Maxine McNeill Sunday, October 24, the members of the Student Advisory Board will journey to Hampton and William and Mary College to attend a region five conference. They will be accompanied by their advisor, Mrs. Margaret Faust. The purpose of this conference is to compare and contrast the advisory boards of the other colleges and universities that have boards and are also in region five with' A&T, said Mrs. Faust. Some of these other schools are NCCU, Virginia (See Students, Page 3) Everyone should read The Register Staff Photo by Lawson
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