VOLUME 6, NO. 2
WINSTON-SALEM STATE COLLEGE, WINSTON-SALEM, N. C.
WOMEN'S WEEK. DAY
FOR PARENTS SET
Women’s Week is being ob
served on campus April 2-8.
The daily schedule is:
Sunday, April 2 at 4 p.m. —
Mrs. Louise Wilson of Experi
ment in Self Reliance, keynote
address in Fries Auditorium.
Monday, April 3 at 7 p.m. —
make-up, charm and fashion
show, Mrs. Devera Edwards and
State models, Fries.
Wednesday, April 4 at 10 a.m.
— Women in the Arts .show.
Thursday, April 6 at 7 p.m. —
Friday, April 7 at 8 p.m. —
Petal Pink Dance.
Saturday,.April 8 at 8 p.m. —
beatnik party, gymnasium.
♦ * *
Parents Day will be observed
all day Sunday, April 10 with
worship, dinner, guest speaker,
tours and visits with faculty
members. Parents and guardian.s
of students are invited to attend.
Rams Win NCAA College Crown
Band Plans Concert
The Winston-Salem State Col
lege Band is in the process of
preparing for its Spring Concert.
This year the band has en
deavored to improve the class
and style of the music they will
present. Among the selections
being perfected are “Caprince
Italian” by Tschaikowsky, “Pro
metheus Overture” by Beetho
ven, “On The Trail” from Grand
Canyon Suite by Grofe and
"Parade of the Charioteers” by
Miklos Raz.sa. All of these selec
tions are typical of the beauty of
various phases of musical litera
ture. Selections will range from
the Baroque period to the Con
The members of the Winston-
Salem State College Band wish
to enlist the support of all stu
dents' in making this year one of
the best years for our band.
77-74 for Title
By .Tohn Tobias
The Winston-Salem State Col
lege Rams, led by all-time col
legiate scoring leader Earl Mon
roe, swept to the NCAA College
Division Championship with a
victory over Long Island Uni
versity 72-64 in the quarter
finals, 82-73 semifinals victory
over defending champs Ken
tucky Wesleyan and a 77-74
squeaker over Southwest Mis-
•souri in the finals in Evansville,
The Rams were a team that
had been shunned all season by
national polls as a small college
power because of supposedly
weak competition. They could
not be denied in the 1967 Col
lege Division playoffs, defeating
second-ranked Kentucky Wes
leyan, fifth ranked Southwest
Missouri, and sixth ranked Ak
ron University twice en route
to the national title.
Those who were skeptical of
this team’s ability came away
believers. This team came to
play hard and win, and win they
did. Earl Monroe set the pace
with a five-game scoring spree,
including the totals of 34, 47. 29,
23, 40, to win the most valuable
jjla.yer award by a margin only
five short of a unanimous choice,
the widest margin in the history
of the tournament.
The Rams started their drive
in the Mid-East Regionals by
defeating Baldwin-Wallace at
Akron, Ohio. State then faced
Akron University, winner of 53
consecutive games on the home
court. The Rams won 88-80 be
hind Monroe’s 49-point perform
ance and strong rebounding by
big William English and James
In Evansville State opened
Lady of the Year" Honored
Miss Sonja Neely, a senior
Elementary Education Major,
has been chosen Miss Winston-
Salem State College “Lady of the
Year.” She entered Winston-
Salem State College in Septem
ber, 1903. Since that time she has
participated actively as a mem
ber of: the cheering squad, the
English Club, the SNEA, the
NAACP, and the dance group.
When asked how she felt
about her victory, Sonja replied:
“This is one of the greatest
moments that I have experienc
ed since enrolling at Winston-
Salem State, and one that I will
“I am deeply appreciative to
those who made this honor pos
sible and to the members of the
senior class for selecting me to
Sonja is the daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. John O. Neely of Lex
ington, North Carolina.
Other class representatives
were Miss Janet Mason from the
sophomore class and Miss Daisy
Rogers from the junior class.
“The Lady of the Year” pro
gram is an annual event spon
sored by the members of Rho
Zeta and Omega Chapters of
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., dur
ing their Finer Womanhood Ob
New national champions wear 10-gallon hats.
against the LIU Blackbirds.
State led all the way in a slow
paced game, winning 72-64. Mon
roe broke the all-time collegiate
scoring record in this game,
passing the 1,255 total set by
Bevo Francis of Rio Grande in
1953-54. After the contest, Mon
roe received the game ball.
The Rams then proved to be
a balanced ball club as they top
ped Kentucky Wesleyan 87-73 in
the semifinals. English domi
nated the defensive boards to
trigger the fast break: Monroe
turned plaj’maker and feeder.
Fast moving Eugene Smiley
scored 27; Monroe 24, and Eng
Reid held big Sam Smith. Ken
tucky Wesleyan's All-American,
in check. Johnny Watkins play
ed an alert all around game.
State faced a tough and under- ... * >
rated Southwest Missouri In the Co-Captains Earl Monroe and Steven Smith accept NCAA trophj.
finals. The Rams jumped to an /— i X/i.
NCAA College Division Coaches Vote
For Gaines as 1967 ^Coach of the Year^
early lead and stayed ahead
throughout the first half. South
west Missouri went ahead for
the first time midway through
the second half.
run, shoot, cut.
. . lady of year .
Coach Clarence E. (Bighouse) tice dailj’ .
Monroe took charge with the Gaines, in his 22nd year at Win- pick, screen, draw, rebound and
Rams tralHng bv four points ston-Salem State, is Coach of the run some more . . . sweat, blis-
Srf on!; flvlnluS toTS Vear for 1067 in ,he Col- X\"!R„,s.er “
He reeled off eight of the Rams’ lege Division. was the tou^h tas^yaster.
11 points scored in the waning His fellow coaches through- He instilled a philosophy tha^t
moments of play and handled out the nation voted him this a winner can afford no mistakes,
the ball superbly to turn im- honor. cried. ‘Let s do it again . . .
pending defeat into victory and . * missed your pick . . . keep
the national championship. He started the season with a shooting . . .”
He was named MVP and to thin squad of five starters with Bighouse molded a team that
the all-tournament team. experience and reserves with was 19-0 in the CIAA, winning
State became the first south- game time. the visitation crown, and 24-0 for
ern team and Negro team to win ^ ohallpnee to all his season, a team that won the
the NCAA College Division title ^ challenge to all s invitational Tourna-
to become No. 1 among small of coaching. He ^\orKea rated No. 1 in the NAIA,
college teams in the nation. the players hard . . . double prac- took third place in the
^ Tournament and won the NCAA
■ I A TiJF A College Division national champ-
HATS OFF TO THE CHAMPIONS ionshlp and Mid-East Regional.
The Rams of Winston-Salem ference, and nation that they Coach Gaines also notched his
State College have played what were a determined team. 400th career victory this season,
many consider some of the great- They played together with the His ovei’all record is now
est basketball played in this area lead of Earl Monroe with his won and lo3 lost tor a ./30 rec-
and across the nation. The 1966- scoring, playmaking and overall ord.
67 season has produced an as- floormanship. He was in many The coach of the year honor
tounding team that reeled off 25 ways helped by Eugene Smiley bestowed on him is a befitting
straight victories. Victory came with clutch shooting and tough climax to an outstanding season
in many forms, run aways, defense, William English, with for Coach Gaines,
squeakers, and comebacks. The aggressive board work and good
team proved to the fans, con- (Continued on rage Five) Sports Editor