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Final Examinations January 17-23 Campus (^oUe^ ^ *D4nAicUK Echo Patronize Our Advertisers Durham, North Carolina, Friday, December 16, 1966 NCC UW SCHOOL'S FUTURE QUESTIONED A question hangs over the continuation of the North Carolina College Law School in view of a report that the Advisory Budget Commission is recommening that the Law School of North Carolina College be abolished. State Director of Administration, Ed Rankin has declined comment. State Director of Administra tion Ed Rankin declined to com ment recently on a report that the Advisory Budget Commis sion is recommending that the law school at North Carolina College in Durham be abolished. According to report, the 1967- 69 budget recommendations to be presented to the General Assembly in February are said to contain no funds for the law school during the last year of the biennium. A published report said com mission members have noted that the law program at NCC has almost as many teachers as students. They are said to feel that the school no longer is eco nomically justified. Daniel G. Sampson, dean of Voting Bill Seen As Inadequate Jackson, Mississippi — Con gressman John Conyers, Jr. (De-Michigan) in a speech pre pared for delivery at a banquet ending the three-day convention of the Prince Hall Masons at the Jackson Masonic Temple re cently declared, “The inadequate enforcement and use of the Vot ing Rights Bill in the deep Southern states continues to per petuate the old voting patterns of the South. In the 43 scattered counties in seven states which had federal voting registrars, only 37% of the previously non registered Negro residents have been added to the voting rolls since the passage of the bill. “Moreover,” said Conyers, “the 43 counties were so wide ly scattered that even if a coun ty had full registration and a majority Negro voting popula tion, no Negro state legislators could have possibly been elected. Since most electoral districts cover more than one of the small Southern counties, if Negroes were registered in one county, and not in the neighboring coun ty, the effectiveness of their ballots was lost in the district. In spite of the fact that the nvim- ber of Negroes elected to state legislatures throughout the coun try doubled, no, Negro American whose election depended upon the 43 counties served by the federal registrars was success ful. “The results of the November elections in these areas does not show that the Voting Rights Acts is ineffective, but it emphat ically points out the inadequacy of its enforcement. Six hundred counties in thfe South were auto matically covered by the V6ting Rights Act of 1965 because of their long history of very low voter registration and dis criminatory requirements, yet only 43 counties were singled out to get federal tegistrars," continued Conyers. “Not only were a minimal number of regis trars appointed, but those who were appointed, failed to make their presence fully known to the citizenry and to make themselves accessible to those Negro Americans who so des perately needed their help. The Voting Rights Act must be fully implemented before we can even See Voting Bill, Page 3) Interim Committee Releases Greetings We shall soon celebrate the birth of Christ. For the young and old, the holidays will mean many things. For approximate ly 2000 years, Christmas has meant the radiation of warmth, love, happiness and good cheer in the memory of Him who taught us to love one another. As college students who will be returning to your loved ones for the Yuletide Season, find a few moments to quietly count your blessings. You are fortunate to have come this far in your life’s journey. You are blessed with loved ones who have kept your blessings. You are fortunatei tion burning brightly. You are blessed with loved ones who have kept your flame of hope and aspiration burning bright ly. You are favored with the op portunity of “stretching your” minds at a college with resources adequate for and faculty dedi cated to your fuller develop ment. You are the recipients of Applications Open For Summer Jobs Thousands of summer jobs open to college students are listed in the new 1967 "Summer Em-' ploynient Directory” just off the preM. Employers looking for help include resorts, camps, national parks, business firms, summer theatres, restaurants and ranches throughout the United States and Canada. Salaries are up $50 to $200; 3.3% more >jobs are available in 1967. Job openings range from camp counselor to research chemist for a brewery. - “Summer Employment Direc tory’* may be ordered by mail by sending $3 to National Directory Service, Box 32065, Dept. C, Cincinnati, Ohio 45232. Mark “rush” for the first-class mail ing in December. an enormous legacy of histori cal progress, and you can be come a part of it if you have made up your minds to study and work toward that end. May Christmas afford you the time to reflect on all that you have and on all that may become yours. We are not unmindful of the fact that there will be gaiety for all during the Holidays. Enjoy it in the true spirit of the Eagle. the Law School, commented on the possibility of the school’s being discontinued, “It is news to me. I have had no such in dication at all.” He said that enrollment in the three-year school “now exceeds 50 students. I’d say 53 or 54, offhand.” Sampson added that this is the largest number ever enrolled in the course. During the last six years, the NCC law school has graduated from three to five students annually. It has a faculty of five. Figures from the State Board of Higher Education showed that the law school graduated six persons in 1963-64, seven in 1962-63, three in 1961-62 and six in 1960-61. Law degrees are offered at only two state-supported institu tions of higher learning, NCC and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Newkirk Speaks On Ghana WILLIAM JONES Be sober in conduct, moderate in demeaner, kind in human rela tionships, and a source of joy and comfort to those at home who have provided you with the priv:Qe^e q{ securing an educa tion. These words of admoni tion may sound childlike in their implication but all their mean ing may be swmmed up in the words pf the popular song: ‘So, I am offering you this sim ple phrase. To kids from one to ninety-two Though it’s been said many times, many ways: ‘-MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU.’' The Interim Committe in Charge of The Administra tion of North Carolina College William Jonks, Chairman William H. Brown Helen G. Edmonds At the December meeting of the North Carolina College Chapter of the American Home Economics Association, Dr. Gwendolyn Newkirk, Chairman of the Department of Home Eco nomics at North Carolina Col lege related some of the many experiences encountered' during her two-year stay in Ghana, West Africa. Dr. Newkirk spoke on “Social and Academic Life Among Students at Winneba Training College, Ghana.” She recently spent two years in Ghana as a Fulbright-UNICEF Senior Lecturer. Some of the experiences of Dr. Newkirk were related to the club through the use of slides and a display of articles from Ghana. The slides showed modern Ghana, village scenes, tribal rituals, academic cere monies, modes of transportation, students at work and at play, and other aspects of life among the people with whom Dr. New kirk worked. Samples of fabrics, baskets, a mammy market hat, wooden statues, and photog raphs were among the many articles exhibited. It was revealed that student life in Ghana is very similar to the life of students in the United States. Basically the students have the same problems, aspira tions, and goals that are held by their American counterparts. Ghanaians students were report ed to have shown enthusiasm for getting an education. Those at the Winneba Specialist Training College prepare to become teachers in the secondary schools and teacher training colleges in Ghana. Dr. Newkirk was in Ghana on the Cornell University Over seas Project. During her stay there, her duties included as sistance in organizing programs and preparing syllabi in Home Science at the University of Ghana and at Winneba Training College, teaching at the Uni versity of Ghana or at Winneba College, assisting with the or ganization of in-service training for teachers and the further training of extension and com munity development officers, and developing some aspects of research related to the improve ment of home and family living in Ghana. These research re sponsibilities included studies on “The Ghanaian Women’s Per- c e p t i o n of Children” and "Ghanaian Homes and Families: An Exploratory and Descriptive Study.” The objective of the North Carolina College Chapter is to provide for professional de velopment among college home economics students. One means of fulfilUng this objective is through seeking an understand ing among people of all nations. Students Work In Breakthrough By Thurston Vick North Carolina College stu dents, more alert and sensitive to issues and problems outside the college community, have, this year, gone in search of edu cation beyond the classroom walls. Operation Breakthrough, an organ of the OEO (Office of Economic Opportunity) has em ployed several NCC students to serve as teacher-counselors. The volunteer teacher-counselors are for the most part undergrad uates of NCC, Duke, and UNC. There are also some graduate and law students working as counselors. ) The work of these student teacher - counselors involves more sincere, friendly conversa tion and discussion with pupils than anything else. The per sons enrolled in the Youth Corps Center program are, generally, high school dropouts who have not had the opportunity to finish their education since leaving the socio-economic, and educational public school system. The low status of the pupils presents a problem deeper than mere mate rial or educational standing; These persons face the grim task of correcting or continuing their development as useful citizens. It is the job of the vol unteer teacher-counselors to help these di^laced students “find themselves” — through education, personal contact, social activities and subject,mat^ ter material. ; ^^j The subsistence allowance giv en the teachers is one indicati^- that the attractiveness of thrar jobs is not founded on monetary gains received. The teachets spend six hours per week—t^yO hours for three evenings of cach week — planning course wor^, spwrts activities, and, attempt- to maintain student interest. . The NCC students represetit the various areas of study, rang ing from law students to pre- pychiatrist-sociologist. t It is commendable that NCO students have taken an “active” interest in putting to use a bit of the practical and essential knowledge inherent in a college education and expressed in the college motto “Truth and Ser vice.”

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