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VOLUME XXXVII, No. 11 GREENSBORO, N. C. DECEMBER 3, 1965
^The Cream of College Nem"
Enrollment Exceeds 3400 Mark
Progress on the new dormitory for women gained momentum as construction workers spent their Thanksgiving holidays working on the
building. Cheryl Derrickson, junior French major from Greensboro
envisions the completed structure.
Figures recently released by the
office of admissions reveal thfct the
college's total enrollment has
climbed beyond the 3400 mark.
Contained in a report entitled
DISTRIBUTION OF ENROLLMENT, the figures reveal that
there are 3253 undergraduates and
182 graduate students, or a grand
total of 3435 students, enrolled for
the fall semester.
The large freshman class with
1152 members constitutes 33.53 per
cent of the total enrollment and
35.41 per cent of the undergraduate
population. Other class populations
include 821 sophomores, 569 juniors,
557 seniors, and 154 special or
parttime undergraduates. Eighteen
fulltime and 164 parttime students
are enrolled in the Graduate
Besides showing enrollment by
class, the report also contains enrollment figures according to
school, department, major geographic representation, and sex.
The School of Engineering boasts
the largest undergraduate enifoll-
ment with 1247 students. Education
and General Studies, however, with
its 160 graduate students added to
its 1079 undergraduates has the
largest total enrollment. Only five
graduate students are enrolled in
the School of Engineering, while 27
are enrolled in the School of Agriculture.
Total enrollment figures for other
schools are Agriculture 639, Industries 174, and Nursing 114.
A further breakdown into departments and majors shovvs that most
students are enrolled in social science (666), business (594), engineering (310), and biology (257).
With 77.9 per cent of its students
from points within the state, A&T
remains a school of North Carolinians. A total of 2627 students are
residents of the state, while 759 are
listed as out-of-state students. Eighty-seven North Carolina counties
29 states, the Virgin Islands, and
the District of Columbia are represented. Fifteen students come
from foreign lands.
Although total enrollment is up,
the boy-girl ratio has not changed
significantly. It remains slightly
less than 2 to 1. The smallest ratio
is in the freshman class whose 669
males outnumber the girls by only
114. For all classes the figures
shows 2136 males and 1299 women.
17 Member Comm. A&T Sponsors
To Draw Plans Theater Party
For WANT To Aycock Aud.
Parkers Relate Life In Nationalist China
By E. F. CORBETT
If it lasts long enough, the conflict between Nationalist and Red
China might be solved by amalgamation.
That is the opinion of Mrs. Florida Parker, who with her husband,
Lt. Col. Herbert G. Parker, and
their daughter, Christie Lynn, 5,
have just returned to .this country
after a three--year stay in Taiwan
(Formosa), the current location of
the government of the Republic of
Lt. Col. Parker is here at A&T
College, as assistant professor of
military science in the Army ROTC
Mrs. Parker feels that in the not
too distant future the Nationalist
Chinese, who fled the mainland in
1949, to seek refuge from the Communist tide of conquest, might become a race of people completely
mixed with the Taiwanese, who
have been more influenced by the
Amalgamation has been slower
than would be expected, Mrs.
Parker explains, "Because of calculated efforts on the part of the
two groups to maintain separation . . . but the lines of separation
are surely crumbling."
She added, "Generallisimo
Chiang Kai-Shek has often proclaimed that Chinese and the
Taiwanese are one people, but the
Taiwanese have not fully accepted
The pace is being speeded and
sociated with the Chinese, are becoming lighter, like that of the
Japanese, as intermarriage increases at a rapid rate." "We saw
a change in the brief period we
were there," said Mrs. Parker.
Lt. Col. Parker agrees in part
with his wife. He added that the
army of the Republic of China is a
totally different outfit from that
which landed in 1949. The sons
often by Taiwanese wives, of the
men who landed on those shores,
following World War II, now compose the Army.
Although they now call Fayetteville, Arkansas their home, the
Parkers have strong roots in North
Carolina. Mrs. Parker is the
daughter of Dr. Miles Mark Fisfier,
(pastor-emeritus) of White Rock
Baptist Church of Durham, and
Mrs. Fisher. She received her public school education in Durham and
is a graduate of Denison University.
Col. Parker, though a native of
Arkansas, is a graduate of Durham's Hillside High School, and
holds the bachelor's degree from
the University of Omaha in Nebraska.
An 18-year veteran in the regular
Army, he was decorated for heroism at "Pork Chop Hill" and "Old
Baldy" in the Korean action.
Participating in continuous front
line action for nine consecutive
months out of the ten he served
there, Lt. Col. Parker received a
field promotion for his outstanding
service and was awarded the Silver
Star, the Bronze Star for Valor
with Oak Leaf Cluster, and the
A seventeen - member committee
has been appointed by the president
for the purpose of drawing up
plans for the organization, administration, promotion, and program
development for Radio Station
The student-faculty, college-wide
committee has as its chairman
Dr. Ralph L. Wooden, professor of
Dr. Dowdy, in naming the committee, said, "I would like to look
upon this as primarily a student
project, with faculty assistance."
Students named to the committee
are Nicholas S. Bright, William
Goode, Leroy Kirkland, Virginia
Massey, Samuel Tate, James
Thorne, Robert Wagoner, and Willie N. Watts.
Faculty members include Mr.
Melvin Alexander, Dr. Walter Daniel, Mr. Hubert Gaskin, Mrs. Lois
Kinney, Mrs. Loreno Marrow, Dr.
John Marshall Stevenson, and Dr.
Jesse E. Marshall, ex-officio.
Charles A. Mebane (top), mathematics major from
Greensboro, and Haywood P. Dunlap, fine arts
major from Winston-Salem, were among freshman
donors who won for the freshman class a plaque
during the two-day visit of the bloodmobile, November 22-23.
Students from A&T College are
invited to form a theatre party to
attend UNCG's presentation of
Shakespeare's "The Tempest" under the direction of Miss Kathryn
England. The performance will be
in Aycock Auditorium December
9, 19, and 11 at 8:30 P.M.
Discounts will be given to groups.
In groups of 10 or more, the adult
as well as college ticket for this
performance is only $1.50 instead
of the regular $2.00.
Recently, the Richard B. Harrison Players sponsored a theatre
party to the Dana Auditorium at
Guilford College. The party which
consisted of James Wilder, Sandra
Daye, Eula Battle, Thelma Walker,
Geraldine Lucas, Willie Randolph,
Billy Bynum, Dr. W. H. Robinson,
Mr. James Porter, and Dr. and
Mrs. J. M. R. Stevenson viewed two
plays from the Theatre of the Absurd by Eugene Ionesco — "The
Lesson" and "The Bald Soprano."
Both of these plays showed Eugene Ionesco's attempts to point out
the absurdity in human beings. He
showed that life, or at least the way
people live it, is absurd. Each day,
countless people engage in conversation with persons whom they
would rather not even speak to.
They visit and entertain persons
who have nothing in common with
them. They frustrate other persons
who seek their guidance and
advice. According to Ionesco, the
vicious circle, called life, is indeed absurd.
After the production, the group
was invited to the home of Mr.
Donald Deacon, dramatic director
at Guilford College. They "were
graciously entertained by Mrs.
Deacon in the absence of her husband.
Reporters for THE REGISTER
find it is almost impossible to
cover all the activities of President
Lewis C. Dowdy; however, in an
attempt to keep the reading public informed of his activities, they
have worked out an agreement with
his office to publish his weekly
The following is a brief run-down
of his schedule for this past week.
On Monday, November 29, the
president left for the meeting of
the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools which was held
in Richmond, Virginia. The meeting ended Wednesday, December 1.
On Thursday, he participated in
the Southern Education Conference,
at which The President of the
United States gave the main address. This conference was also
held in Richmond, Virginia.
Today, December 3, he has been
invited along with five other persons to meet with the Secretary of
Agriculture in Washington, Dv C.
The President is expected to return
to the college this evening.
On Saturday, he will leave for
South Carolina, where he will speak
at South Carolina State College in
Orangeburg on Sunday.
On Monday, December 6, he will
speak at his Alma Mater, Allen
University in Columbia, South Carolina.
Also of interest is the fact that
President and Mrs. Lewis C. Dowdy were hosts to Dr. Samuel P.
Massie, president of North Carolina
College at Durham, and his family
for the Carolina Classic on Thanksgiving Day. The Massies and Howard C. Barnhill, president of the
National Alumni Association, and
his family were dinner guests after
the game at the President's home.
Dr. Spivey Will Be Guest Speaker
At Regular Vespers December 5
Dr. Charles S. Spivey, Jr., dean
of the Payne Theological Seminary at Wilberforce Ohio, will be
guest speaker in Harrison Auditorium, Sunday, December 5, at
Dr. Spivey is a graduate of Wilberforce University, Payne Theological Seminary, and the Yale Divinity School, and he has done additional study at the Oberlin Graduate School of Theology.
He has taught at Allen University in Columbia, South Carolina;
and he has held pastorates both in
Columbia and in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Dean Spivey is a member of the
Faith and Order Commission of the
World Council of Churches, National Council of Churches, Ohio
Council of Churches, and the Oxford Institute of Methodist Theological Studies, 1965, at Lincoln College, Oxford, England. In addition,
he is secretary of the Commisi3V>n
for Church Union of the A. M. E.,
C. M. E., and A. M. E. Zion