THE NEWS ARGUS
STUDENT POWER HAS POTENTIAL
Student power means not simply the ability to influence
decisions, but the ability to make decisions. He who must obey
the rule should make it. Students should help co-decide curriculum,
admission and other broad policies — even investment policies.
Students are trying to get their hands into everything that
affects them academically, socially or otherwise. A Howard Uni
versity student said, “If the structure is so overbearing that it
doesn’t allow students to decide what issues are vital for their
own interest, then it’s time to overthrow that structure.”
Most student effort is directed toward the Vietnam War and
the defeat of President Johnson next year, unless he changes
American policy in Vietnam. Students say Civil Rights is out;
Vietnam is in. As long as the war continues, the more students
will see it not as an accident but as representative of some quality
inherent in American life.
At Columbia, students are holding a film festival to protest
American policies in Vietnam. Student anti-war sentiment is
boiling over; draft cards are being burnt and thousands of students
converged on Washington in an effort to halt activity in the
Pentagon and other “war-machines.”
Most of the students still plan to work in a more conventional
channel. There is an inherent social activism on the campus, and
with Civil Rights falling away it’s being channeled toward
Perhaps the most lasting impact of student power is that
students have realized they are able to form their own institutions.
They are organizing and teaching courses on subjects avoided by
traditional schools, such as “Racism in American Institutions”
and “An Investigation Into Sex.”
As these experiments increase, student power is emerging
as a permanent force in higher education ■— and some adminis
trators praise it. Malcolm Moos, president of the University of
Minnesota, urges the demonstrating students to keep up the
WISE USE OF TIME AND ENERGY
Everyone has the same amount of time each day ■— 24 hours.
It’s how'well you use that time that determines the accomplish
ments and satisfactions gained from it.
Wise use of time and energy requires effective work and
living habits. Take a look at the way you do things now. If
necessary, break customs and old habits and adopt new ideas
Attack the most difficult activities when you are rested and
at your best physically and mentally.
Develop the habit of boldly meeting and mastering the
“dreaded jobs.” Putting them off doesn’t make them easier.
Develop a faster working tempo. Less effort and time are
used when working briskly and a sense of vitality is stimulated.
Do the most important things first. This is the secret of
making the greatest progress everyday.
Finish what you are doing while you’re in the mood. It
is usually harder to get back to a job than to begin a new one.
Take' time to prepare for the job to be done. Get information
needed, collect and organize tools, supplies and materials, and
determine the procedure of work before you actually begin.
Take short rest periods as often as needed to prevent fatigue.
When the job is finished, relax.
Take advantage of waiting moments or odd bits of time for
small jobs or meditating (to engage in thought contemplation.)
Store time by making notes of ideas, facts and other informa
tion that is needed later. Establish and organize a reference file.
Save time through wise planning, taking shortcuts, and
using the most effective methods.
VOTING RIGHTS NEGLECTED
The right to vote is one of the many privileges that has been
granted to us as individuals. It is our duty and privilege as
students of Winston-Salem State College to have a voice in the
student government association.
On the last two occasions when we had the right to express
our voice by voting, only a few of us did. The students showed a
vast lack of interest.
In the election of the Pro-Tem officers for the Student
Government Association only 447 students voted. The last election
for permanent officers of the Student Government Association and
the campus Queen showed a slight change. A total of 593 votes
were cast. On both occasions less than one third of the registered
students actually voted.
Many students felt that the voting machine and the time
element were the causes of the low percentage of voters. However,
in nation-wide elections there is one voting machine for every
1,200 persons, which put us on the* basis of the nation's voting
Nothing Wrong With The Food
In order to discover the cause
of the illness that affected the
students at WSSC the weekend
of Sept. 30, a food inspector was
summoned. The inspector was to
see if the illness of the students
could possibly have been due to
New C. G. O'Kelly Is Dedicated; Watts Hill Speaks
Winston-Salem State College
dedicated the new C. G. O’Kelly
Library Sunday, Oct. 25 as an
other feature of its 75th anniver
sary year. The program climaxed
Watts Hill, Jr. of Durham,
N. C., chairman of the State
Board of Higher Education, and
keynote speaker, emphasized
that the state is “now committed
to a single system of higher ed
ucation, one that knows no
bounds of race, color, creed, sex
or national origin.”
In order to meet the needs of
changing social conditions and
new job opportunities which
now exist. Hill said, there
should be a change in the cur
riculum, and new book acquisi
tions should be made.
This year, he said. North
Carolina, for the first time, pro
vided greater funding to support
Negro state schools.
In honor of one of Win-
ston-Salem State’s former lead
ers, the new building was named
the C. G. O’Kelly Library. Mr.
O’Kelly was president of the
college from 1904 to 1910, when
it was called Slater Industrial
Mrs. Ruth O’Kelly Bergen, of
Moorestown, N. J., Mr. O’Kelly’s
daughter, was a platform guest.
She, along with other members
of the O’Kelly family, was taken
on a conducted tour of the li
Watts Hill, Jr. (right) chats
Mrs. Ruth O’Kelly Bergen.
with Dr. Kenneth R. Williams and
anything eaten in the campus
In an interview with Miss
Holmes it was stated that the
inspector could not find any
thing wrong with the food in
the dining hall and that the stu
dents’ illness was from other
sources. Likely suggestions Miss
Holmes stated were:
1. Students were not used to
eating such rich food.
2. Getting too excited on a full
3. Since the same thing was
occurring on a neighboring cam
pus, the cause could possibly be
Having asked a number of stu
dents if the food served in the
dining hall has improved since
the inspector was here, and hav
ing received negative answers,
it is wise for students at state
college to stay away from rich
foods, not get excited on a full
stomach and pray that no more
viruses of that type find their
way to the campus.
Letter To Editor:
Grass Roots Assn.
Dear Student Bodj-:
This letter is to apprise you of
a newly formed organization at
Winston-Salem State College, A
and T University, Greensboro,
X. C., Johnson C. Smith Univer-
sitj-, Charlotte, N. C., North
Carolina College, Durham, N. C..
and Shaw University, Raleigh,
The name of the organization
is Grassroots Association for
Students. The purpose of thLs
organization is to make evLiy
effort to help give dignity and *
status to many of our less for
tunate brothers and sisters.
It is our desire to give help
to our Negro brothers and sis
ters in the following areas:
1. Tutoring children and
adults in the areas of reading
2. Encouraging voter registra
3. Rights and Duties of Citizen
4. Community Organization.
We, the members of G.A.S.,
feel that it is time for Negroes
to make an all out effort to help
Negroes. You will hear more
about our organization and we
hope that you will give us your
Remember in “Unity There’s
Strength.” Please permit G.A.S.
to thank you for your attention
and we hope that you will give
your support to our efforts. We
would also appreciate any com
ments or suggestions that you
might offer which might help
us to help our people. Please let
us hear from you. There will be
a meeting in the near future.
Charles Thornton, Ronald
Hicks and Ann Dubose,
acting heads of G.A.S.
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