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NORTH CAROLINA CENTRAL UNIVERSITY
TOO RACIST OR
TOO MUCH TRUTH
On Monday, September 19 the first
issue of the CAMPUS ECHO came out
three days behind schedule. All has
not been well on the campus front
Rumors began to spread that 1 was
going to be dismissed from school, the
school was going to sue the Echo,
some of the faculty was going to sue
the school and the Echo, itutes social
service? Is it how much I can do for
you or how much can we do together?
i'o make matters worst Dr. Whiting
suspended funds for the ECHO on
Friday, September 24th on the
grounds that the views presented did
not represent fairly the views of the
campus and the paper did not adhere
to journalistic standards.
But are these really the true issues?
Certainly we cannot overlook the
accusation that we did not fairly
represent the views of the student
body. But, who did Dr. Whiting ask?
As to adhereing to “standard”
journalistic form, is it required that we
adhere to what others have set down
for us as standard?
The issue should be and is whether
or not Dr. Whiting has the right or the
power to tell students what we can
print in our paper? Or is it really a
paper for the students? Is the
CAMPUS ECHO for the students or is
it to be a tool of the administration?
We do not apologixe for our
position as a staff nor as Black people.
We caimot isolate ourselves from the
Black community nor will we.
Some of us may maintain the same
position reflected in this addition of
the ECHO and some of us may not.
But this is not the question. The
question is, whether the CAMPUS
ECHO is a voice of the student body
or is it an extenion of the
I was not, elected by the
administration and under no
circumstances will I be responsible to
Students elected me and I take my
orders from students. I will only
submit to the wishes of the student
Until that time, I and the CAMPUS
ECHO staff will contimue our fight
until an agreement can be reached.
-IM THE MAN YOU THINK
YOU ARt...lF YOU WANT TO
KNOW WHAT I'LL DO,
RGURE OUT WHAT YOU’LL
DO. I'LL DO THE SAME
THING • ONLY MORE OF IT."
MISS CAMPUS ECHO
WORDS OF WISDOM
The Campus Echo has been notified
by several reliable students that a high
administrative official has worked as a
part-time bell hop for the University
of Wisconsin exchange students.
While sitting in the lobby of Chidley
Hall resting from the weary day of
getting settled, three young men with
their mouths open glared at the
surprising events that they later
reported to the Echo.
Their startling account of those
events start with them stating they
noticed a state owned car driven by an
administrative member park in front
of Chidley Hall. With two large
suitcases, this elderly person escorted
two of the Unversity of Wisconsin’s
students to the door. After being
shaken up by this development the
watching students saw this official
with the effeciency of a door man
welcome the exchange students by
opening the entrance while he still
struggled to hold their luggage.
These events continued until he
asked the Wisconsin students to have a
comfortable seat while he delivered
them their room keys and linen, things
that had taken other students hours to
receive that same day.
These are all the developments these
students reported that they actually
witnessed, but rumors have been
spread of other happenings. Of course,
this paper does not continue rumors.
The Echo Staff feels that this
important official is a worthwhileasset
to the campus life of N.C.C.U., but if
he does not always attend to his duties
then he can always become a bell boy
or a doorman or perhaps he might be
elevated to an elevator man.
North Carolina Central University is
trying and succeeding in discouraging
out-of-state students. They have listed
finacial reasons for the increase.
How much of alumni support comes
from the in-state alumni? It is a fact
that the majority of our alumni
support comes from out-of-state.
If prices continue to rise, we will
continue to have fewer and fewer
out-of-state students. And to let
students know just weeks before they
are due back that their bill has been
increased should be as low as officials
What we cannot understand is how
a Black(white orientated) university
can go out of its way to discourage
Black out-of-state students and
encourage, pacify and support white
students. What we have in essence
done is, make white students feel
wanted and Black students unwanted.
The real question is whether or not
we are really attending a Black
If non-resident students are kept
out, we lose a valuable source of
obtaining information on what other
communities are doing. It is very
important taht we mingle wdth
out-of-state students so we will know
just how b Black people are suffering
all over and what they are doing about
about not merely a matter of money.
If we are in an environment of only
residential students, we may and
probably will tend to look at the
struggle in terms of only North
Carolina and N.C.C.U. We will need to
‘rap’ on ideas and confer on strategies
on the widest basis possible. It will be
helpful to exchange ideas with people
of various communities.
The ‘man’ knows this and is doing
something about it; consequently, the
out-of-state tuition is up. The sad part
is that the Administration apperas not
to understand what is going on.
Hopefully, this article will enlighten a
lot of people.
"YOU GET YOUR FREEDOM
BY LETTING YOUR ENB/IY
KNOW THAT YOU'LL DO
ANYTHING TO GET YOUR
FREEDOM; THEN YOU'LL
GET IT. ITS THE ONLY WAY