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THi4c7 REGISHR "COMPLETE AWARENESS FOR COMPLETE COMMITMENT" VOLUME XIX NUMBER 28 NORTH CAROLINA AGRICULTURAL AND TECHNICAL STATE UNIVERSITY GREENSBORO. NC JANUARY 19*" Dr. Wilson Speaks To A&T Industry Cluster Meeting GREENSBORO - Dr. Harrison B. Wilson, president of predominantly Black Norfolk State College, spoke Wednesday night in the Student Union ballroom during the A&T/Industry Cluster's 10th anniversary. "The University of North Carolina officials could settle their differences with federal officials if they used educators instead of lawyers at the bargaining table," he said. Wilson was one of the principal negotiators who devised a Virginia desegregation settlement accepted this week by the Department of Health, Education and Welfare. Admitting that HEW might drive a harder bargain with the UNC system, Wilson said he felt settlement was a possibility. He suggested that chancellors of North Carolina's predominantly Black universities be used to explain the details of the state's desegregation proposals to federal officials as was done in Virginia. Congress, Carter "The key to settling our differences was bringing in the educators from the colleges involved," Wilson said. "We tried to approach everything from the educational standpoint. If we had taken lawyers in there, we would have wound up with a legal confrontation." While the UNC system's 16 campuses are controlled by the system's Board of Governors, each of Virginia's public institutions of higher learning is governed by its own board of trustees. The final stumbling block in Virginia's desegregation con troversy was the issue of nine duplicative programs offered in the Tidewater area by Norfolk State and predominantly white Old Dominion University. At issue in the UNC-HEW controversy are two studies of duplicated programs submitted by UNC officials in December. There has been no official response from HEW as yet, but Secretary Joseph Califano has said there could be a deadline extension, if necessary. . I SHflnH PHOTO BV WARDLAW Ajaye speaks lo an attentive crowd in Harrison Auditorium Thursday night. Government Seeks Interns Students at A&T State University who are planning to look for summer jobs may just be eligible for one of about 125 state government internships being made available this summer. To Make King's B-Day Holiday As Americans marched and listened to speeches honoring Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday, legislation was introduced Monday to make the date a national holiday. With President Carter as a new supporter, sponsors introduced the legislation in both houses of Congress. King, who was assassinated in 1968, would have been 50 on Monday. Numerous schools and businesses around the nation were closed to mark the date, which is formally observed in 12 states and most major cities, according to Rep. John Conyers, Detroit, Michigan who offered the holiday legislation in the House. In Atlanta, where the civil rights leader was born January, 15, 1929, thousands of marchers paraded to the state Capitol from Ebenezer Baptist Church, where King was co-pas torat the time of his death. Chanting, "State holiday, state holiday," the marchers protested the failure of the Georgia Legislature to make the day a state holiday. As they have done for the last five years, the lawmakers routinely passed a resolution praising King's memory, stood briefly in silent prayer and then moved on to other business. The multiracial Atlanta march was led by United Nations Ambassador Andrew Young, who told an ecumenical service: "On the 50th anniversary of Martin's birth, we come together... to let the world know that the things about which he dreamed are going to become reality." President Carter endorsed 1 the idea of a national holiday honoring King when he spoke at the Ebenezer Baptist Church on Sunday after receiving the Martin Luther King, Jr. Nonviolent Peace Prize. Schools were closed Monday in Memphis, where King was shot and killed from ambush on April 4, 1968. About 400 persons gathered Sunday (See Dick Page 2) 'A Red Neck Hero' "Thousands of students have gained better insight into the workings of government through the internship program over the years," said Frank Eagles of Wilson, chairperson of the North Carolina Internship Council which was created by the General Assembly in 1977. The council approves projects and also screens and selects students for the Summer Internship Program sponsored by the Department of Administration's Youth Involvement Office. About 125 students will be placed in 13 different state agencies for 10 weeks, from June 4 to August 10. To be eligible, a student must be either a North Carolina resident who has completed two years of study in a college or university or one year of study in a technical institute or community college, or an out-of- state student having completed the same studies in a North Carolina educational institution. In addition to a regular 40-hour work week, interns will participate in seminars to learn more about state government and how it works. Application deadline is February 28. For applications or information about specific internship openings, contact your campus placement office. For additional information contact the Youth Involvement Office, Suite 115, Howard Building, 112 West Lane Street, Raleigh, N.C. 27611 or call 919/733-5966. NAACP Lawyer Accusses Friday Raleigh. - A lawyer for the NAACP accused the president of the University of 'Northi Carolina system Wednesday of wanting to become "a red-neck hero by refusing to integrate" tne system. Joseph L. Rauh, Jr., the attorney, made the remarks about UNC president William C. Friday in a taped interview with a Raleigh radio station. Friday replied in a later telephone interview, "Obviously, Mr. Rauh does not know what has been achieved in North Carolina." Rauh's Washington law firm represents the NAACP Legal Defense Fund in a federal lawsuit that asks the court to order the Department of Health, Education and Welfare to cut off funds to the 16-campus system. The university system will receive about $89 million from the federal government this year. HEW is studying a report submitted by'UNCon whether duplication of programs exists (See HEW Page 2)
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