The Register, 1977-05-06, page 1
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THL^5 REGISTER "COMPLETE AWARENESS FOR COMPLETE COMMITMENT" VOLUME XLVIII NUMBER 57 NORTH CAROLINA AGRICULTURAL AND TECHNICAL STATE UNIVERSITY. GREENSBORO MAY 6. 1977 ..:■■ ■,■; ■■■, . ■■ ....;■■ ■■■■■,.-■■■;■... Two Students Graduate With 4.00 Averages In Chosen Majors Two restless students who both dropped out of college for a while in order to find themselves have tied for the top honors in this year's graduating class at A&T State University. The young scholars, Robert A. Copeland, 23, and Joel Miles, 25, equaled the A&T record of all A's for a perfect 4.00 point average. They will be honored auring A&T's baccalaureate-commencement exercises in the coliseum Sunday at 11 am. Copeland, of Portsmouth, Va., quit college after his freshman year to work as a bus boy. "I had spiritual problems, " he said. "I had the potential, but I had to get my mind right." Miles who grew up in Seattle Wash., left college because he "didn't want to study/' He spent two years on farms in Guam. When they returned to A&T, Copeland breezed through his electrical engineering major and Miles did the same in his agriculture major. Copeland attributes his quickness in the classroom to his father "He had us doing algebra by the time I was in the fourth grade," he said "I resented the fact that he worked us so hard, that I didn't do my best in high school," he added. The elder Copeland, not a college graduate himself, gave the same kind of encouragement to each of his 13 children. "He said we would never work with our hands," said Copeland. Miles actually finished high school on the Island of Saipan, where his father took the family after joining the Peace Corps. "I was kind of contrary while- in high school," he said, "and 1 really didn't do my best." Miles said he .decided on a career in agriculture after living in Guam. "1 became concerned about the future of Guam, in terms of what people can do with small farms, not the high powered agriculture system we have in this country." He is one of four children of a general physician in Olympia, Washington, Miles plans to work for a while, then pursue graduate work He is married and has a six-month old baby daughter. Copeland will work for Bell Laboratories in Whippany, N. J., this summer; then the firm will pay his way to study at Stanford University for a master's in communications systems. The $9,000 fellowship also carries with it a monthly stipend of $750. Lopeianu (Joel Miles was not available for picture.) This is how the 'the Block' looked before urban renewal. Memories Of The Block' Live By Maxine McNeill and Patricia Everett Next year, a new freshman will probably stumble, more out of naiveness than curiousity, upon the ruins on Old Market Street. Perhaps, momentarily, he will pause and wonder what type of activities occurred within the jagged crumbling three^walled brick frames-frames which are now the receptables of trash, broken wine bottles and matchless shoes. Although that freshman may not know it, these are the golden ruins of a shopping area once called 'The Block.' There are plenty of memories of "The Block." Ronald Topping, who came to Greensboro as a freshman in 1969, had this to say, "The Block' was the place where everybody went after a game." Also, Topping said there was a storeowner called 'Boss' who prepared various dinners and sandwiches. However, Topping, favorite delicacy was toasted honeybun and cheese. "'Boss would take a honey bun, cut it in half, place cheese between the two slices and toast it," Topping reminisced. Bruce Anderson and Richard "Tonto" Johnson who came to A&T in 1973 and 1974, respectively, had very vivid memories of 'The Block'. Their memories. included a store students called "The Brothers," a Ho-iness Church, a laundramat, and a mod store named "Innervisions." They said students went to "The Brothers" to buy wine and went to "Moms" to buy beer. According to them, these two stores were open until 2:30 a.m. Anderson stated, "Since 'Mom's' left, the atmosphere isn't the same. In a couple of years, a dormitory will probably (See'Moms', Page 5) Marshall Reveals Delay In Return Of Yearbooks 'Short Eyes"tells the inside story of prison life. For more details see story on page 5. "Those graduating seniors and graduate students who are eligible will receive their yearbooks by Saturday afternoon," said Dr. Jesse Marshall, vice chancellor for student affairs. "All other students who have paid for their yearbooks will receive them on May 10." Marshall, who is also advisor to the yearbook staff, said the delay was not due to any lack of performance on the part of the staff. According to him, because, of the energy crisis, the printers set the deadline for the last materials the yearbook staff was to have printed up within 10 days. The information did not reach the staff until after the new deadline had passed. Two thousand copies for the yearbook will be ready by Saturday. Only those students graduating will receive their yearbooks Saturday because Marshall wants to be assured there will be copies for all of the remaining students on May 10. "Any student who carries fewer than 12 credit hours will not eligible to receive a book," said Marshall. This year there will bo a computer printed list of students who should receive yearbooks. If a student's name does not appear on the list, that student should contact Marshall's office for further discussion. Marshall feels this year's yearbook is going to be "excellent." He foresees no problem with the content of the book. Rachel Thrower, editor-in-chief of the yearbook staff, refused to comment on the yearbook's delay. She said the information should come from Dr. Marshall's office.
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