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THE NEWS ARGUS
SENIORS GRADUATE - WHAT THEN?
Seniors on our campus and on campuses all over America are
now being described with the use of many adjectives — excited,
eager, sophisticated, dignified and many others. All underclass
men cast their eyes to the seniors, and if you look hard you will
detect in their eyes a bit of envy. The eyes of a seniors’ parents
show love and pride. The eyes of friends show warmth and best
What is the future of the graduate? One young man said about
four years ago, when he was about to graduate, that he was very
sorry he was about to do so. “As long as I am a schoolboy, I am
Mr. Smith’s son, but when I graduate I will become Mr. Smith,
for it is then I must seek a job and my own identity.” Though
few ever stop to think about it, this is the fate of all college
It is doubtful that when our seniors are officially declared
graduates and their degrees have been bestowed to them, any of
them will have definite plans for their future. Instead, they will
have only hope and aspirations.
The fates of the graduates will vary in as many ways as there
are graduates. Some graduates will retreat to small small towns
or even country schools to work. Others will seek larger cities in
which to work and live. Some will not work at all, and some will
work in fields other than what they have prepared themselves
to serve during their four-year stay here. There is one goal that
almost all graduates will seek, if they haven’t attained it already—
marriage and a family. Five years from now, if you could check on
each graduate you could probably count on your fingers the num
ber of these people who have not attained this goal.
Perhaps, in a true sense, some words that may better describe
the graduates are over-eager, skeptical, afraid, and, yes, even
So, parents, friends and underclassmen, look at these grad
uates and adore them for being graduates, but know too that they
are like little children who are lost. Help them to find their way
by being kind, loving, encouraging, understanding, and if neces
sary, even taking a hand and leading it in a path that it should go.
INGREDIENTS OF A BETTER CAMPUS
Often I have overheard students complaining about the condi
tion of State College’s campus. But before complaining, I wonder
do they ever think of the ingredients it takes to make a beauti
ful campus — my conclusion is no.
Making a better college campus is the same as making a good
cake. If you do not include everything in a cake and mix it well,
then naturally, the cake will be a flop. The same thing holds true
in the making of a better college campus.
After having been here for three and a half years I can see
many improvements on campus: park benches, better lighting,
new walkways, and more grass. Yes, we have had these things;
while on the other hand, I feel that the main ingredients are here,
but the most important one has been overlooked. That is the in
gredient of the students’ love for our campus. Sure, we brag about
our choir, band and basketball team, but do we ever hear our
fellow students bragging that ours is one of the most beautiful
campus’ around? No, we do not.
Why? Simply because the students are abusing it. For in
stance, walkways have been improved for their use; yet, they
insist on making paths by taking short cuts across the lawn.
What chance has the pKDor grass got? If you do not know the
answer, change places with the grass and see what chance you
Then the benches have been provided for the students; how
ever, they still insist on socializing in the restricted places on
Trash cans have been placed around campus; nevertheless,
old man ground seems to be having his face thrown full of waste.
Classmates, I could go on and on, but what good would it do?
If the above things have not opened our eyes, and made us drop
our heads in shame, then I feel we do not deserve to proclaim
our school’s good name and fame.
Let’s be a committee of one. Let’s stop, look and mix our in
gredients well so that our campus will not be a flop, but one of
the most beautiful cakes ever baked to make for a better campus.
Ruby Dale Bolden
A Farewell Word ANOTHER FIRST AT W-S STATE
Student Officers Need Good Grades
Officers of organizations should maintain at least “B” averages
because they must set examples for those whom they lead. They
cannot afford to be on the level or below the level of their follow
ers because then the followers have nothing for which to strive.
To be an effective officer, one must be able to concentrate on
both his classroom work and his responsibility toward his organi
zation. He must also be able to appropriate his time wisely. If a
student finds it impossible to maintain a “B” average and assume
the responsibilities of his position in an organization successfully,
then it is better that he spend his time studying.
The feeling of most of the students on Winston-Salem State
College campus is that a student should not be denied election
to an office if he proves to be a good leader. This concept may
be due to the fact that the majority of Winston-Salem State Col
lege students fall in the below “B” average category. Many people
like for one of their kind to represent them. The majority of the
Negroes think that Dr. Martin Luther King should be president,
which is not bad thinking. The majority of the women probably
feel that a woman could fill the presidency. At least a woman
couldn’t do any more harm than has already been done. Accord
ing to these ideas, then it is natural for the majority of Winston-
Salem State College students to feel that a student does not need
a “B” average to hold an office.
Now, let’s take a broad look at the situation. People generally
prefer to have the best in life. The same then applies when they
choose leaders. If it didn’t, who do you suppose there hours, days,
and months wasted just trying to choose a candidate to run for
president of the United States? This is an age of progress. Every
one is expected to accept the modern trends in order to keep pace
with society. If you really think seriously about it, having a “B”
average as a requirement for office, is a very good idea.
As my exotic year as your
president nears a point of term
ination, I would like to take this
appropiate opportunity to im
part my good wishes.
Before I say these things con
cerning the Student Council
which I think myself bound to
say at the present time, I will
explain the reason of my de
parture. It is now the fourth
year, my fellow colleagues, and
it ends my training here. What
I have been struggling for, I
have gained — four years of col
lege instruction. Graduation, of
course, is the next step.
The Student Council of this
year and years past has tried to
prompt the general welfare of
the college by furthering its
ideals, traditions, and standards.
However one by one the leaders
of yesterday pass off the scene;
some are called to new fields of
endeavor. As these leave, others
young and dynamic, rise to take
their places and seek to carry
the Student Council into greater
dimensions in playing its role on
this campus of revolution and
Students become aware of
your Student Council. Help it
to prosper! It can only succeed
by your indulging in its respon
sibilities. Paraphrasing the late
John F. Kennedy, “Ask not what
your Student Council can do for
you, but what you can do for it.”
I say this not ostentatiously, but
for the sake of encouragement.
Fellow students, try to get the
best college has offer. It will
prove to be wothwhile in years
to come. Look around you, and
see how things are changing. For
instance, a few years ago the
moon was still just an inspira
tion to poets and young lovers,
but in just a few more years it
will probably be just another
Happy vacationing and best
wishes to all. May you receive
the exquisite products of life.
Geraldine Omege Pete, Presi
dent — Student Council.
Another first has taken place
on the Winston-Salem State Col
lege’s campus for the school
year 1963-1964. For the first time
in the history of this institution,
counselors are being used to
help the freshmen young ladies
to adjust to campus life in a
more efficient manner.
In the past only big brothers
and big sisters were used to help
the freshmen learn their way
around the campus and the dif
ferent facts and places in the
Twin City. It was a wonderful
project. After the upperclassmen
returned, however, most of the
big brothers and big sisters be
gan to move in their own set
of friends, and the freshmen
were soon forgotten.
Seeing the need for a contin-
uous program, the administra
tion, under a new president with
growing ideals, were given an
outline to think over the use of
upperclass young ladies to live
with the freshmen young ladies
in order to gain a more personal
contact and to see that the idea
behind the big brothers and big
sisters was carried out.
The administration approved
of this idea and the selection of
the young ladies to serve as
counselors was left to the fresh
man dormitory directress, Mrs.
C. M. Bennett. After having se
lected the young ladies she
seemed worthy of having such
a position, she turned the names
over to the dean of women, Mrs.
I. D. Dobson, who had to give
her approval. The last person to
approve was the president of
State College, Dr. Kenneth R.
After he gave his approval,
the young ladies were inter-
V i e w e d to see if they wouk!
serve. All sent in their answer,
which was yes. The selection in
cluded two senior.s: Miss Ruby
Dale Bolden of Reidsville, and
Miss Vii’ginia Rogers of Durham;
and 10 sophomores:
Miss Gladys Rice, Apex; Miss
Chonita McKoy, Laurel Hill;
Miss Catherine Johnson, Win
ston-Salem; Miss Clementine
Monk, Jacksonville; Miss Pegg>’
Hicks, Sanford; Miss Dorothy
McKoy, Elizabethtown; Miss Syl
via Jones, Murfreesboro; Miss
Evelyn McAllister, Jacksonville;
Miss Helen Sue Carter, Chase
City; and Miss Rebecca Graves,
Until now, the counselors have
proven to be a great aid, and the
dormitory seems to be running
smoothly. There are counselors
on each floor; but a young lady
may bring her problems to any
one of the counselors and nine
times out of ten, they can reach
This is a new program. More
young ladies are invited to show
interest and help this program to
remain a success.
Ruby Dale Bolden
Father to son: How' did your
grades come out this semester?
Son: Oh, thej" were under wa
Father. What kind of grades
Son: Below “C” level.
Thought For Today:
“A fellow usually flirts with a
girl he wouldn’t want to marry;
but marries the girl who would
not flirt with him.”
Just for Laughs
Statistics prove that more
men go crazy than women.
Yes, but who drives them
* * *
Pop, said the reporter to the
eldest inhabitant, can you re
member the first girl you ever
The old man gave a wicked
chuckle,,young fellow, he said
I can’t remember the one I was
out with last Saturday night.
Slip Npiub Argus
Editor-in-Chief Betty Lawrence
Assistant Helen M. Gilchrist
Editorial Page Editor Barbara H. Griffin
Assistant Helen Gore
Sports Editor joan Cundiff
Assistant Richard Hansberry
Feature Editor Delores Graham
Assistant Doretha Powell
Circulation Manager Modine Simmons
Assistants Thomas Turner, Joan Ferguson
Proofreaders Wilma Summers, Velma Pannell
Cortoonist Richard McElrath
Typists Sinda Smith, Modine Simmons, Melva Murphy
Reporters Joniest Moses, Sinda Smith, Edith Thompson
Editor on leave Mary Roseboro
The News Argus is published periodically by the Page One So
ciety as the student newspaper of WInston-Salera State College in
Winston-Salem, N. C. The summer edition is published by the journa