THE NEAVS ARGUS
A $25,000 CHALLENGE TO MEET
Alumni, former students and friends of Winston-Salem State
College, an anonymous donor has made a gift of $25,000.00 to the
college for the purchase of books for the new library. The donor
has challenged the college to raise an additional $25,000.00 to
match his gift, making a total of $50,000.00.
The Rev. Henry S. Lewis, Jr., Chairman of the Alumni Chal
lenge Gift Cpmmittee, is in the process of mailing letters to
alumni, former students and friends of the college.
The letter reads in part:
“Every graduate is asked to make a contribution' of at least
$25. All persons making a contribution of $100 or more will be
honored by having their names engraved on a plaque to be perma
nently displayed in the new library. Every Alumni chapter is
asked to plan and carry out a fund-raising project. The chapter
contributing the highest amount over $500 will be given special
recognition at the dedication services for the new library, and
will be honored in an appropriate manner.
“The new library will be dedicated on Oct. 29, 1967. We would
like to have all contributions, individual and chapter, by that date.
An announcement of the resultfe of the campaign will be made
during the dedication program.
“Please make all checks or money orders payable to the
Alumni Association and mail them to the Alumni Office.
“This is a great and worthy challenge. With the kind of
loyalty and dedication the graduates of Winston-Salem State have
exhibited in the past, we will rise to meet this challenge in a big
way. Feel free to contact me at any time for further information.”
This letter is signed by Reverend Lewis. This newspaper sup
ports this appeal. —Polly Goolsby
FREEDOM OF ASSEMBLY
Is it wrong for the students at State College to have friendly
assemblies on the campus? It appears that it is the thought by
the Dean of Students that it is wrong for the students to stop in
front of buildings on the campus or sit on the steps of these
buildings to carry on friendly or serious conversation. There are
only a few, if any students who would not oblige a passerby by
moving out of his way if this is necessary. It is cool outside and
it leads to an air of informality. It is a common practice on
campuses around the nation and world for students to stand and
sit near buildings and discuss many different issues.
Is it that the Office of the Dean of Students wants to further
limit the already limited privileges of the students at Winston-
Salem State College?
We, the students at Winston-Salem State College, feel that we
are a part of the future, but can we be a worthwhile part if we
are being limited in every way by the administration? They are
to guide us and help us by giving us a chance to be ourselves,
young men and women and not treat us like premature, adoles
Give this some thought! Do not take away the priceless
freedom of assembly which has always been one of the most
prized of American heritages.
New Rule on Loitering Explained
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New Professor Joins Faculty in Business Education
By George Poree
Students have a right to con
gregate and socialize, but they
have no right to loiter, especially
in certain areas on campus, Mrs.
Ruth M. Greene, dean of stu
dents, said in an interview.
She also defended the students’
right to complain. Mrs. Greene
was speaking in reference to a
new policy released from her of
fice June 15. This policy does
not permit students to sit, con
gregate or linger on the steps
and sidewalks in front of the
Administration Building and the
“As far as I am concerned,
students may congregate where
they please and talk around the
clock, but the administration has
given me an order, and I plan to
see that it is carried out.”
“It is all right for students to
meet each other on campus, but
it is not good for them to loiter,
especially in front of the Ad
ministration and Alumni build
Mrs. Greene pointed out that
education should teach students
not to be “hangouts.” She said
standing around “like that does
not do justice to the overall ap
pearance of the college, and it
tends to depict a typical street
corner scene on the block.”
She also referred to student
gripes. Students have a right to
complain about anything they
wish, she said, “but this issue
does not seem worthwhile.”
“If students want to complain
about something,” she said,
“they should go to the adminis
tration and ask that some of
their places of leisure be air-
Dr. C. A. Christopher, a native
of Arkansas, has joined the Win
ston-Salem State College family.
Dr. Christophe came to State
from A. & M. College in Normal,
Alabama, where he was an in
structor of Economics.
Although Dr. Christophe can
give no specific reasons for
choosing Winston-Salem State
over several other positions he
was offered, he described the stu
dents and faculty as friendly and
anticipates a profitable and
pleasurable stay here.
Upon entering one of Dr.
Christophe’s classes, one of the
first things the student will be
told is how his instructor wishes
to be addressed. Although Dr.
Christophe holds a Ph.D. degree
from South Dakota State College
in marketing and economics, he
prefers that the students address
him as “Chris,” “C. A.” or Chris
tophe. He has two reasons for
this. He feels that some of his
college instructors were “almost
fanatical about the title. Dr.”
“I have developed almost a
hatred for the word,” he ex
Another reason for his dislike
of being addressed as Dr. is that
he believes that informality
brings about a closer relation
ship between the instructor and
the student. “This makes for a
more relaxed attitude on both
the part of the student and his
teacher,” he said.
Dr. Christophe is hoping that
his efforts will help improve the
business department of this
school. He hopes, among other
things, to help broaden the cur
riculum of the business depart
In addition to South Dakota
State College, Dr. Christophe
has studied at A. & M. College
in Pine Bluff, Ark., Atlanta Uni
versity, University of Omaha,
and Harvard University.
Among the numerous colleges
and universities where Dr. Chris
tophe has taught are: Atlanta
University, Georgia State Col
lege, Savannah State College.
In 1950 Dr. Christophe was
elected to Who’s Who In Color
ed America; in 1963, to American
Men of Science; in 1956, to Who’s
Who In American Education,
and in 1966, to Who’s Who In
the South and Southwest.
I AM ALONE
A Letter to Editor: Student Objects to Directive
On June 15, 1967, a statement
was issued from the office of the
Dean of Students, of Winston-
Salem State College which
stated, “Students are not to con
gregate on the steps and walk
in front of the Administration
Building, nor on the walk or
porch in front of the Alumni
Building between classes and at
vacant periods before and after
The students are requested to
go to the student lounge or to
the residence hall lounges and
recreation areas, or some other
area of the campus to meet
friends and socialize.
I consider this an act of cruel
ty which has been inflicted upon
the student body for no apparent
Perhaps the administration
has failed to realize that neither
the student lounge, residence
hall lounges, nor recreation
areas contain the air-conditioned
comfort of their offices. The ad
ministration should realize that
the student body is as suscepti
ble to the heat and humidity as
they are, and that not one of
the buildings they have suggest
ed as a place of socialization for
the students is a comfortable
Would the administration ob
ject to the students joining them
and sharing the comfort of their
offices, or perhaps, installing
air-conditioning units in the
places they wish for the stu
dents to congregate? Perhaps
they wish for the entire student
body to relax themselves on the
few benches around the campus.
Again I pose the question of
why such a statement was is
sued. Certainly it was not be
cause certain administrators did
not want to bother to extend the
common courtesy of saying “ex
cuse me” when they wished to
pass by. Could it be that they
are ashamed of the students and
do not want them seen by visi
tors who may pass through the
If, when requests of these
kind are issued, valid reasons
for them should also be given,
it would not be as difficult for
the students to understand them,
thereby making it easier for the
students to comply with the new
A warning to the student
body! If you are caught at one
of the newly designated “off
limits to students” areas — be
ware! For if the adminstration
would dare ask you to suffer the
summer’s heat inside the build
ings, just imagine what the con
sequences o f non-compliance
—A Concerned Student
I talk to you but your voice does not answer me and comfort me.
I sit and gaze out of my window
Watching person after person go by.
The street is busy, with people passing by
Who do not even know my name.
And I am alone.
I feel the burdens of everyday problems pressing upon me
And I wonder why the tears suddenly begin to run down my
But within myself I know the reason;
That I am alone.
Outwardly I mix and mingle
And I am acclaimed for my extroverted personality.
But I have found no one who really understands,
And I am alone.
I cannot seem to unburden myself
And I grow weary of the thoughts that depress me
I feel as though my Ufe is an empty shell
Because I am alone.
Oh, God, I ask, is there someone, anyone I can talk to?
I tell you that you and you alone must know
The deep depressing feelings
Of being alone.
Somehow, someday, I will no longer be alone.
I will find solace, comfort and happiness again.
For this I wait, for this I press on;
For the day when I will no longer be
The News Argus is published periodically by the students
of Winston-Salem State College with offices in the Student
Building on campus.
George E. Foree
Associate Editors Polly Goolsby, Dolly Evans and
Art Editor Cynthia Wells
Office Manager LaVerne Whitted