THE NEWS ARGUS
TRUE MEANING OF CHRISTMAS
People often forget the real meaning of Christmas. Without
Christ, there is no Christmas. Gifts are given, cards are sent, and
greetings are issued to one another, but the greatest gift was
given to us, a King to save our souls and to give everlasting life.
He came to prepare, a place for us in his father’s Kingdom. He
came to give everlasting life to the immortal hody. Let’s not forget
his birth, his suffering, and his never tiring patience and kindness.
When we sit around our fires and open our gifts, lets us re
member, had it not been for the Holy conception of Christ, his
living, dying, and the miracle of rising again, that we would never
be able to even murmur the words Merry Christmas.
The very idea of gift giving began when the Lord gave to us
his son, a Savior which is Christ the Lord. The wise men came
from near and far to honor him, praise him, and bring him the
most precious of wordly gifts. We give gifts as a symbol of our
devotion and as a means of thanking one another for so many
unmentionable things. Too often we forget during our merry
making and gift receiving, the First Christmas, and the deeper
meaning of Christmas.
The first Christmas was not merely a material gift, but it was
an enlightment and a blessing that would last forever and ever
May you share the Yule tide season with Christ in mind. May
God bless you now and always.
EULOGY TO PRESIDENT
The assasination of the late President John Fitzgerald Ken
nedy may be regarded as the most tragic incident to have occured
in the history of the United States of America.
Lee H. Oswald, a Fidel Castro sympathizer who once tried to
gain Russian citizenship, has been accused of having committed
this inhuman act.
Kennedy was a superb statesman who sought to contribute his
best to his country. He was a Christian who never forgot that
God exists, and that it was because of God that he lived. His
personality exemplifide sincerity, kindness, thoughtfulness, and
Such tragic news was shocking to the entire world. Many in
dividuals were speechless and became filled with uncontrollable
tears when informed of Kennedy’s death. Such news did not seem
to be a reality, for Kennedy was a wonderful person.
No other president in the history of the United States has taken
such drastic steps toward civil rights as Kennedy. He fought to
-relieve all citizens of this nation of injustice and strove to term
inate confusion and thus develop a peaceful nation, a nation whose
aims would be more than just living, but living together harmoni-
Kennedy’s relationship with the entire world was the most
infinite relationship that any United States president has been
able to establish. His friendship was accepted by many nations
who previously shrank when attempts were made to establish
peace. His unusual personality was captivating: one that will never
be forgotten by the people of the entire world.
Before Kennedy’s death, many of us were aware of his con
tributions to the entire universe in striving to solve the problems
of world peace. Many individuals were also aware of his great
concern for the American Negro, and of his contributions to
charity. However, it was after Kennedy’s death that millions rea
lized what a great person he was and how close he was to them,
although they never had an oppoi'tunity to meet him personally.
It has often been said that a person’s greatness is not actually
revealed until life ceases.
It is my sincere hope that leaders of today, as well as tomor
row, will follow the footsteps of the late John Fitzgerald Ken
nedy, that this nation might live religiously, that Kennedy will
not have died in vain.
' CHANGES FOR THE BETTER
The Winston-Salem State College has been experiencing a dra
matic change in its curriculum, goals, purposes, objectives, name,
and preparation for adequate living of the common wealth. Na
turally, with these modifications, the school must have an alma
mater to express its mountain heights.
Formerly, State College was a teacher education institution,
but its borders have been expanded and must have a school song
to state such, including all of its areas.
State College has an interesting history. It was founded as
the Slater Industrial Academy on September 28, 1892. At this time
this institution was operated as a private institution. In 1919, the
Slater Industrial Academy raised its level from elementary to a
standard high school course and two years of college training were
offered. In 1922, Slater State Normal School became the first
Negro Institution in North Carolina to restrict its work entirely
to the college level. The year 1925 marked the change from the
Slater State Normal School to the Winston-Salem State Teachers
College. Finally, in 1963, the Winston-Salem Teachers College be
came Winston-Salem State College.
Presently, the school song states “as we go forth from ole
T.C.,” but we are no longer attending a teacher education institu
tion, but a liberal arts college including teacher education and off
ering degrees in other fields as well. Therefore, it is a must that
our school song convey our modern and scientific changes.
The Student Council of the
Winston-Salem State College
completed six projects this
school year. They are;
1. Miss Winston-Salem State
2. Miss Winston-Salem State
College and her attendants, trip
to Virginia Union.
3. Two buses to A & T Col
lege for football game.
4. Float for Miss Winston-Sa
lem State College in the Home
5. Reception for Miss Johnson
6. Two dances in the Student
This report was presented to
the student body at Fries Audi
torium on Wednesday Novem
ber 20, 1963 by assistant secre
tary of the Student Council,
The Student Council has not
made any plans for the remain
der of the year. Suggestion were
to be made by the student body
in chapel and plans made from
these suggestions but there were
po suggestions. “Plans will be
made at the next Student Coun
cil meeting,” said president
Geraldine Pete when asked
about future plans.
It was believed by the Council
that questions would be asked
about future plans, and by the
student body. Dr. Kenneth Wil
liams, college prseident, was on
the program to answer all ques
tions. Some questions asked
1. Why doesn’t the school iiave
a Dean’s list as well as a failing
2. Why is registration so long?
3. Why is the nine weeks let
ter list posted all over campus?
President Williams comment
ed that the nine weeks letter
list was extremely long. Too
much going is one reason for
this long list. He said, “Students
will have to stay up a little later
and study a little more.”
Letter To The Editor
The shock that made the nations weep . . .
I Words are expressionless. No emotion is powerful enough to
express the many sorrows of the people who honored him, loved
him and looked upon him for guidance. Tears alone cannot show
enough grief for the assassination of our secular Ijeloved leader:
hence, to portray our ultimate affection and loyalty, we can strive
to fulfill our worldly vital task that he faithfully and whole
heartedly fought for. So with God’s help, let us not burst into
ignorance! “There’s nothing more frightful than ignorance in
action.” We should show vestibule of our “Common Sense”; thus
using it as we have been using it before.
Everyone seeks to know why this diastrous catastrophe was
inflicted upon our exalted king. The answer lies in the twiUght.
Our president’s soul has journeyed, inductively, from the known
to the unknown. We know not what gigantic good or evil forces
may mingle about the heavens, but I, too, believe as Socrates,
that “nothing bad can happen to the good!”
Our former leader was a man of intellect, a firm fighter for
the rights of every man, a devoted patriot, and a man who put
God first in everything that involved him and this nation.
President Kennedy, a forty-six year old brilliant, stableminded
magnificent, and effective chief, who died in action, has earned
the golden bed beside our most highly honored heroic soldiers for
his eternal resting place. As he sleeps peacefully on his man-made
couch, may the glory of his motto, “Ask not what your country
can do for you; Ask what you can do for your country,” be ful
May God bless him !!!
Editor-in-Chief Mary H. Roseboro
News Editor sara Matthews
Office Manager Wilma Joyce
Fashion Editor Linda Hairston
Sports Editors Lawrence Bailey, Horace Webb
Yvonne Jackson, Irvin Speaks
Cartoonist Richard McElrath
Circulation George Counts, Albert Coleman
Typists Margaret White, Virginia Brown
Ada Jackson, Charles Tennant, Melva Murphy
Reporters Betty Rountree, Jennie McDuffie,
James Mack, Freeman Coleman,
Lorena Grier, Barbara Farrish,
Thelma Reedy, Nathaniel Tollison,
Syvilla Thompson, Helen McCoy
Make-Up Lorese Hines, Ina Hines
Proofreaders Selena Mebane, Carolyn Dick,
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