The Register, 1976-11-09, page 1
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Grambling 34 SCSC 47 NCCU 10 Southern 21 Va. Union 20 A&T 18 UMES 0 J.C. Smith 3 Howard 7 Morgan 13 the4-*7 register "COMPLETE AWARENESS FOR COMPLETE COMMITMENT' VOLUME XLVffl NUMBER 20 NORTH CAROLINA AGRICULTURAL AND TECHNICAL STATE UNIVERSITY, GREENSBORO NOVEMBER 9, 1976 Civil Rights Organization WSMM Votes To Sue Government ATLANTA AP-The Student Nonviolent Coordinating, Committee, dormant since 1968, reunited during the weekend and voted to file suit to force the government to reveal the contents of dossiers on SNCC members. "If it had not been for agent provacateurs, the organization might be alive today, said Julian Bond, a Georgia state senator and once SNCC's publicity director. About 200 members of the inactive civil rights group voted Saturday to file suit in federal court seeking information in the files of the FBI and other government agencies under the Freedom of Information Act. The act requires the government to disclose all nonclassified information about citizens in its files. Victor Ravinowitz, an attorney of New York, will file the suit, Bond said. Bond said that although action was taken on the lawsuit, the meeting actually was a reunion. "It was a moving experience for many people. For many this their involvement with SNCC was the most intense personal experience in their lives," said Bond. "No matter what I do from now on, there will never be any moment to match" his years with SNCC, Bond added. Bond said most members still were involved in the same kinds of activities as they were during the height of the civil rights movement when SNCC made the term "black power" part of the American vocabulary while fighting voter registration battles. "Everybody's older. You can tell by looking at them," Bond said. "The waists are a little thicker, the hair is a little less...but most of the people are doing the same sort of thing." None of the other nationally prominent SNCC members attended the meeting in Atlanta. Stokely Carmichael is in Africa, and Bond said H. Rap Brown, who recently returned to Atlanta from prison in New York, wants to avoid pubUcity. Many SNCC members believe what they did altered the course of American history, Bond said. They beUeve that SNCC's voter registration drivers made it possible for Blacks to exert considerable influence on national elections, he said. "There are many people who believe if it hadn't been for what this organization did, Jimmy Carter would not have been elected president on Tuesday," said Bond. Some observers say the heavy Black vote gave the Democratic presidential nominee the margin of victory over President Ford. Bond said he did not foresee SNCC becoming active again because its members are "doing too many different things, and nobody wants to stop what they're doing." Irjiifflf 1 iii '..in 'MPi hium !■■—iiii i IB ni—m iii wwwwiiwiii—p'i miwun 11 ««w^ The new gym tried to burn down Friday. Greensboro Fire Dept. extinguished an over-heated tar machine and saved our partially built structure. Photo by Lance * < General Motors Associate Counsel Will Speak At Black-Tie Dinner Thehonarable Otis M. Smith, a vice president and associate general counsel of General Motors Inc., has been selected as speaker for the fifth annual Black-Tie Dinner sponsored by the A&T University Foundation. The dinner, which annuaUy honors members of the Chancellor's Council and the Chancellor's Scholars, will be held Friday, December 10^. at 6:30 p.m. in the Hilton Inn in Greensboro. Smith's selection as the speaker was announced by Dr. Alvin V. Blount, Jr., president of the foundation. This year, the foundation special awards will be presented to Charles Whitehurst, vice president and general manager of WFMY-TV, corporations; Dr. Glenn F. Rankin, vice chancellor for academic affairs, A&T administration; the Donald E. Robinson Memorial Fund of Burlington foundations; and Eugene H. Preston, Jr., president of N. C. A&T University Alumni Association. Smith was named Atty. associate general counsel and vice president of General Motors on September 9, 1974. He joined the GM Legal Staff February 20, 1967, after a career in Michigan State Government and private law practice. With the Legal Staff at GM, Atty. Smith has served in several functions, including attorney for appellate and administrative law, Attorney in Charge of the General Litigation Section, and February 5,1973, was elected an assistant general' counsel by the GM Board of Directors . He is also a member of the Settlement See Attorney, Pare 5) NAACP Selects Hooks As Executive Director Autumn has taken its toll on many trees already. Hhoto by Lawson MEMPHIS AP-The selection of Ben L. Hooks as the next executive director of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People may have been influenced by two Memphis members; According to several NAACP board members, Shelby County Court member Jesse Turner, NAACP national treasurer, supported Hooks' election, along with Mrs. Maxine Smith, executive director of the Memphis chapter. Hooks, 51, the only Black to be named to the Federal Communications Commission, was unanimously elected Saturday to succeed Roy Wilkins as executive director. He was (See Board, Page 2)
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