PAGE TWO I THE NEWS ARGUS MAY, 19G4 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 wishes. 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 graduates. 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 mixed-up. 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. —Barbara Griffin 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 would have. Then the benches have been provided for the students; how ever, they still insist on socializing in the restricted places on campus. 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 Kl D 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 change. 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 airport. 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. Williams. 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, Yanceyville. 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 a solution. 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 ter. Father. What kind of grades were those? 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 crazy. * * * Pop, said the reporter to the eldest inhabitant, can you re member the first girl you ever kissed? 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 lism workshop.