THE NEWS ARGUS
l)E( E^IBER, 1964
CAMPUS NEEDS POLITICS
The initiative of some students on campus to organize a Young
Democratic Club (YDC) represented some very positive thinlcing.
The campus has long needed to develop some sort of political
thinking, other than that which students have read or heard.
The YDC, if properly affiliated, can produce a much needed
stimulant for young Negroes to get into politics and to learn as
much as possible from their own research and participation. Also,
the possibility of YDC members to invite some seasoned politi
cians to speak on campus, should also aid in the students’ political
The freshman class of 1959 conceived the idea, but that’s as
far as they progressed. Today, the idea has been conceived again,
and seemingly, has been executed.
In the aftermath of such an elcetion as we have recently ex
perienced, many young Negroes who never had attended a politi
cally rally are now ready and Willing to discuss and participate
in politics, on the local and national levels.
During the recent election, many colleges initiated their own
mock elections, but WSSC, and understandably so, did not con
duct even a panel discussion on the political situation. There was
voting in campus dormitories, however. This allowed the campus
students to express their political feelings, but many day students
were not even aware such voting was being conducted.
The establishment of the YDC on this campus is representa
tive of the “New Breed” present on campus. This establishment
of the YDC gives those of us who are soon to depart a feeling of
comfort, knowing that those who succeed us are capable and will
do a better job than we have done, though many soon-to-be depart
ing seniors have made lasting contributions to State College.
Even though we are overjoyed with the creation of a YDC on
our campus, the YDC should stimulate a counter-reaction—that of
the establishment of a Young Republicans Club; however, one
step at a time is how an infant learns to walk. Those who cherish
the two-party system know and hope that the rank and file of
the Republican Party will be returned to moderate factions before
the party is allowed to fold.
So, members of YDC or potential members, now that we have
advocated the establishment of an opposition part, we will wish
the members of the YDC a prosperious and enlightening tenure
on our campus.
By James E. Mack
During November, two fine jazz organizations performed for
our college family and friends.
The Paul Winter Sextet played to a live audience on Nov. 12,
and the Count Basie orchestra performed at the coliseum on Fri
day and Saturday for the Alumni Ball and the Victory Dance.
Both groups were superb and presented repertoires featuring
something old, something blue and something new . . . but they
were widely accepted and enjoyed by the college family.
One of the reasons is that the audiences for which they per
formed did not understand jazz. Another reason was “I just could
not dance to the music of Count Basie,” retorted one student.
At any rate, the patrons, en masse, were dissatisfied.
The students clamored for a diversified form of entertainment
sponsored by our lyceum committee, but their reactions during
and after the Paul Winter performance denoted that they would
have far better enjoyed one of the more popular “Rock and Roll”
singers, such as Chuck Jackson or one of lesser talent.
As this writer understands, the Paul Winter Sextet was
brought to our campus over the opposition of many staunch lovers
of the “long hair” type of music. If this is so, then certainly we
should have exemplified a greater appreciation for this hard-
fought-for-form of diversified entertainment.
Several laymen of jazz were heard to say after the perform
ance that they were unable to hear the drummer (with the Paul
Winter Sextet) come out of either of his many drum tantrums
(anybody would know that this is what the jazz enthusiast came
The audience at the concert was a lively one, one which, no
doubt, helps boost the' playing output of the tired and much-
traveled artists. (They had just traveled nearly 800 miles without
sleep or rest), but one should also know that jazz is primarily
to be heard, not to be danced by.
At the Count Basie performance, Saturday night, the crowd
was thin, disgruntled and disappointed because they, somehow,
could not produce the necessary rhythmic gyrations and contor
tions to the beat of Count’s music. Of course there were those
who danced to the music of Basie’s big band, but they were in
Many of the oldtimers and jazz laymen gathered closely
around the bandstand, and occassionally shouted names of tunes
which they wanted to hear, probably hoping to use the tune to
recollect some day, person, or event of years past.
The Count, seemingly unperturbed by the sparsely populated
audience, presented his usual great preformance, though I would
have liked to have been there to hear him with a thousand more
persons on hand to produce their tumultous applause.
Though the jazz concert and dance seemed to have registered
zero with the immediate college family, it is the expressed hope
of a few that we will be given another chance to see such artists
as the Paul Winter Sextet and the Count Basie orchestra again.
If we are given another chance to hear and see such per
formers, I offer a few tips to the likely audience:
1. Never applaud until an artist comes out of his tantrum on
the drums, brass or whatever instrument.
2. Receive the artists warmly, whatever his musical status or
3. Whenever possible, read something about the artist (If you
are not familiar with him) before going to see him.
4. If the performance has been a poor one, tell the person sit
ting beside you and not the house. On the other hand, let the per
former know that you have enjoyed his performance by applaud
ing vigorously, though for many jazz artists, this is not necessary
(Miles Davis never acknowledges applause).
By the way, this writer thought both Count Basie and The
Paul Wintei' Sextet rendered commendable performances. And
to the Lyceum Committee, I, along with others, wish to express
our thanks to you for bringing such fine talent and diversified
entertainment to our campus.
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And Its Paper
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paper has made for itself an im
portant place in the life of our
country. If this is so, the news
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readers. Taking the above state
ments into serious considera
tion, how would you rate our
The News Argus is the voice
of the Winston-Salem State Col
lege family. Listed below are
some obvious services of a news
paper, The newspaper must:
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—Promote community spirit,
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The Staff of The News Argus
urges each student, club and or
ganization to express their ideas
and plans through the college
newspaper. Thus, they will
make the paper the voice of the
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Office Manager Sinda Smith
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N. C. Fund to
Students who graduate from
W-S State in January, 1965 are
invited to train for the North
Carolina Fund CATs program,
beginning Feb, 15, 1965 in Dur
CAT stands for Community
Action Technician, The CAT
will help various communities
work out their anti-poverty
programs. The N, C, Fund will
operate its training program in
1, Give five weeks of formal
training in Durham,
2, Provide three months of
service as a resident trainee in
a community action program in
North Carolina under a profes
3, Help place the trainee in a
During the phases 1 and 2
training program the trainee
will receive $50 a month in pay
and $12 a day allowance for liv
ing and housing expenses. In
terested students may see Mr.
Hamlet E, Goore on campus or
apply to Director of Training,
North Carolina Fund, Box 687,
Durham, N, C,
Hail Kappa Alpha Psi
THE SCROLLERS ing in the club colors, red and
The Scrollers pledge club of '^heir week consisted of
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wem over Saturtay, Dec, 12. scrollers to go over were
1964, Charles Anderson, Melvin Mayo,
Their attire was mostly dress- and William Neely,