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What you think
What are your feelings about Jesse Helms’ allegations that Dr Martin
Luther King, Jr. was associated with communists. What do you think of
his attempts to block the passage of the bill making King’s birthday a
Lorrell Maddox, Junior—English/Speech Communica
tions Major, Wilson.
“First of all, his actions should make all black
residents of North Carolina help him out (of office) in
1984. He has shown complete disregard for all the good
that Dr King did and has instead sought to dwell on
issues which are in all probability, quite false. If Helms
is re-elected black voters deserve to have him for
Mark Gordon, Sophomore—Health Administration
Major, Southern Pines.
"Jesse Helms has no right to try to block this holiday.
King had as much bearing on our country's history as
any white president or legislator Since he (King) has
had so much bearing on our country's history—he de
serves to be honored with a holiday."
Donald Blackwell, Sophomore —Administration of
Criminal Justice Major, Kannapolis.
"It (Helms' allegations) could possibly be right. But,
he has no way of proving it. Therefore, he is only hurt
ing himself by making this statement."
Linda Jardine, Sophomore— Biology Major, Spring Lake.
"It's not that King might be a communist, but that
he's black and therefore, in Helms' mind he doesn't
deserve the honor. But Helms couldn't come right out
and say it so he took the next worst thing, in his eyes, to
being black and said that King was a communist."
Capri Foy, Senior—Psychology Major, Winston-Salem.
"I think it is a lie abour Dr King being a communist.
Because as much as J. Edgar Hoover hated com
munism, anything about Dr King being a communist
would have come out earlier I agree with Rev. Jesse
Jackson's statement that Helms is saying these things
because he isn't serving the state (North Carolina) as he
should in agriculture and other areas. It seems to be
that Helms is only trying to stay in the public eye."
Vickie Cutler, Sophomore —English Major, Edward.
"Though he claims that blacks never vote for him,
Helms will get his payback around election time. His
actions will get results."
Carole Howie, Sophomore—Speech Communications
"1 don't think that Helms' claims are valid. 1 feel that
he has an undisclosed reason for making these allega
tions. He does not have proof to back up what he is say
Yvette M. Robinson, Sophomore—RTVMP Major,
"I don't think that he has the right to block such a
bill. Making King's birthday a legal holiday is another
step in the direction of progress for the black race. We
as black people shouldn't let someone like Jesse Helms
stand in the way of progress."
Lorre D. Bonner, Junior—Zoology Major, Rowland.
"1 don't think that Senator Helms' allegations were
correct. He was, however, in his right to attempt to
block the bill if he thought it wasn't in the best interest
of the country. My personal opinion is that Dr King
does deserve national recognition for what he at
tempted to do."
Ricky Hill, Junior—Education/Math Major, Kinston.
"I think that Dr King deserves to be recognized, but I
can't see a national holiday. As far as charges of Com
munism, I don't know much about it, but I can't say
that it is true."
African crafts collected by Holland Millis will be exhibited through Nov. 12
in the gallery of the Art Classroom Studio Building.
Gallery hours are Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 1-5 p.m.; Thursday,
9-10;30 a.m. and 1-5 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; and Sunday, 12-5 p.m. Call
(919) 962-2015 for information.
"Einstein's Universe," a biography of Einstein that explores his times and
discoveries, continues through Nov. 14. Shows are weeknights at 8 p.m.; Satur
days at 11 a.m., 1, 3 and 8 p.m.; and Sundays at 2, 3 and 8 p.m. On football
Saturdays shows are at 11 a.m., 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. Admission is charged. Call
(919) 962-1236 for information.
Enter the classical world of dance, Monday, November 14 when the Carolina
Union presents the Kozlov Ballet. The program will feature Leonid Kozlov and
Valentine Kozlova, the acclaimed Russian ballet stars "from Bolshoi to Broad
way." They will perform with an International Corps de Ballet in Memorial Hall
at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are $20.00 at the Union Box Office.
"Complications: Moral Issues in Contemporary Health Care," a weekend
seminar scheduled for Nov. 18 and 19 at the University of North Carolina at
Chapel Hill, will examine moral issues in health care. It is sponsored by the
University's Program in the Humanities for the Study of Human Values and its
General Alumni Association. For more information or to register, write the Pro
gram in the Humanities, 209 Abernethy Hall, UNC-CH, Chapel Hill, N.C. 27514;
or call (919) 962-1123.
The Association for Women Students will sponsor a film entitled "Rape
Culture" on Nov. 21. The film will explore the ideology behind rape. It will be
shown at 7:30 p.m. in the Carolina Union Auditorium. Admission is free.
BLACK STUDENT MOVEMENT GOSPEL CHOIR
The Black Student Movement Gospel Choir will present its 12th annual Fall
Concert on Sunday, November 20 at 3:00 p.m. in Great Hall. Admission is free
to the general public.
RESIDENT ASSISTANT POSITIONS
Applications for Mid-year RA positions for the Spring semester can be pick
ed up at the Residence Life Office in Carr Building. Applications for Fall '84
will be available Nov. 28. For more information see your Area Director
FORUM ON BLACK MAIE/FEMALE RELATIONSHIPS
The Black Student Movement will hold a forum on Black Male/Female Rela
tionships on Nov. 14 at 8 p.m. in Room 211 of the Student Union. Black faculty
and staff members will initiate the panel discussion. Refreshments will be
BSM left out in the cold
By Gwen Upchurch
The probable closing of Upendo
Lounge, because of renovations to
Chase Cafeteria, will leave the Black
Student Movement and other organi
zations out in the cold.
This is a problem for the BSM
because Upendo Lounge is always
open for something. Its door has
been jerked open, cracked open,
peered in, and packed in. Among the
activities that go on there are prac
tices for the BSM Gospel Choir and
step shows, jams on Fridays and
Saturdays, and United Christian
Fellowship services on Sunday. With
people in and out all week, week
after week, Upendo Lounge has
become the center of the black
social circle. The BSM Central Com
mittee meets there each Tuesday.
Upendo Lounge has more informa
tion concerning BSM than the FBI
itself. The BSM Gospel Choir meets
there on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
They sing so hard and loud that
North Campus probably sings along
with them. Late at night, Upendo
Lounge vibrates to the stomping of
fraternity brothers practicing their
steps. Friday and Saturday nights,
Upendo Lounge puts on its disco
shoes. There is hardly a weekend that
posters in South Campus dorms
aren't hung saying: "Jam in Upendo
Lounge —$.50 donation."
Now, Economics 10 teaches that
low prices mean high demands, and
there has never been so many black
folks demanding to get into Upendo
Lounge to jam. There are almost
2,000 black students on this campus,
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