THE NEWS ARGUS
CAMPUS RECREATION IMPROVED
Winston-Salem State College has made a vast improvement in
recreation since the student body elected Lewis Turner president
of Student Government for the year 1967-68. Turner and his ad
ministration have incorporated life into the college student lounge.
For many years this lounge has been used for a resting place
for the College’s day students. No other use was made of the
lounge. Turner requested that the lounge be open evenings from
5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. for recreation purposes and from 7:30 p.m. to
9 p.m. for formal debates, studying, and tutoring sessions.
This successful endeavor attracted approximately 80 students
on the opening evening. The lounge is equipped with a juke box,
two large pool tables, two ping pong tables, color television, and
facilities for playing cards and various other games. There are
also vending machines for refreshments.
The opening of the lounge helped to establish a closer rela
tionship between day students and boarding students. When
several students were asked what they thought of the opening of
• the lounge, one replied, “I think it is a good idea. The lounge
gives me something to do during the week.”
Another student replied, “I like the lounge because I met
several day students.”
The lounge is a good idea because many students need help
with their subjects and find few if any people to help them after
their instructors leave in the evening.
Turner stated that the lounge wasn’t exactly his idea of a
modern student union building, however, it would be sufficient
until something can be done about establishing more suitable
quarters for a student union building.
There seems to be a lack of genuine understanding and
concern for the young ladies in the dormitories by the dormitory
directors. This does not mean, however, that all the dormitory
directors are guilty of this failure to understand and be concerned
for the young ladies. There are always exceptions.
The question has been raised: Are the directors not capable of
understanding the young ladies or is it that they just don’t care?
This question cannot be answered except by the directors them
selves. However, in many cases the girls feel the directors are
capable of understanding, but they refuse to allow themselves
This refusal is a result of the directors’ being set in their ways
and reluctant to change. This being true in many cases, another
question may be asked. Are the directors reallj' concerned?
Webster defines concern as “a marked interest or regard usually
arising through a personal tie or relationship.”
The so-called “motherly” image that many of the dormitory
directors try to display has been over-exaggerated. Are the
dormitory directors’ minds so small and warped that they form
an opinion on stated problems from hearsay, before consulting
the young ladies involved? It is in vain for the young ladies to
try to explain to a director whose mind is closed to the issue at
Are these the actions of a truly concerned mother? How long
can the young ladies endure this “motherly concern?”
WHO IS WHO?
Scholarship, participation in extra-curricular activities, and
leadership are the criteria for Who’s Who in American Colleges
Recently 23 students from this campus were endowed with
this honor. Many students have questioned the qualifications of
the selected many.
Let us consider the criteria one by one. Scholarship. Yes, it is
pertinent to maintain a high average if one is to be honored in
Who’s Who. But many of these students exemplify scholarship
Participation in extra-curricular activities. It is obvious that
many of these students are unknown by the majority of the
student body. Therefore, we must conclude that these students
are not active in extra-curricular activities, or they simply do
not have the personality to make themselves known.
_ Last but not least is leadership, the most pronounced qualifi
cation of them all. Few, if any, of the selected many are active in
, organizations that exemplify leadership ability.
Are these students active in the Student Government Associa
tion, in the pohtical party systems, the NAACP, the Citizenship
Leadership, and Character Society, the Afro-American Club the
newspaper staff, the yearbook staff. Day Student Organization
Library Literary Club, Sunday school and leaders of their respec
The rnajority of those selected are only active in sororities
or fraternities. This alone does not show ability in leadership.
Last year this honor was bestowed upon only three students
at the college. Has Winston-Salem State College’s progress been
so rapid that we deserve to have 23 persons chosen for Who’s
Who? At this rate by 1970 we should have a total of 73 persons
chosen for Who’s Who In American Colleges and Universities.
About the Big
The most unfortunate letter
in the alphabet, some say, is the
letter “e” because it is always
out of “cash,” forever in “debt,”
and never out of “danger.”
That’s all true. Still, it’s never
in “war,” always in “peace,” and
always in something to “eat.” It
is the beginning of “existence,”
the commencement of “ease,”
and the end of “trouble.”
Even if you are on the right
track, you will get run over if
you just sit there.
Even if money did grow on
trees, some people wouldn’t
shake a limb to- get it.
One man in a thousand is a
leader of men. The other 999 are
followers of women.
If you’re not afraid to face the
music, you may some day lead
She Never Got To Keep
My mother told me that he
owned a woman who was the
mother of several children, and
when her babies would get about
a year or two of age he’d sell
them, and it would break her
heart. She never got to keep
them. When her fourth baby
was born and was about two
months old, she just studied all
the time about how she would
have to give it up, and one day
she said, “I just decided I’m not
going to let Old Master sell this
baby; he just ain’t going to do
it.” She got up and gave it some
thing out of a bottle, and pretty
soon it was dead. Course didn’t
nobody tell on her, or he’d of
beat her nearly to death.
I don’t know how freedom
I know the Yankees came
through, and they’d pat we little
niggers on the head and say,
“Nigger, you are just as free as
And I would say, “Yes’m.”
He Made Us Work Several
Months After That
I hears ’bout freedom in Sep
tember, and they’s picking cot
ton; and a white man rides up
to Massa’s house on a big white
hoss and the houseboy tell Massa
a man want see him, and he
hollers: “Light, stranger.” It a
gov’ment man, and he have the
big book and a bunch papers
and say why ain’t Massa turn
the niggers loose. Massa say he
trying to git the crop out, and
he tell Massa have the slaves in.
Uncle Steven blows the cow
horn what they use to call to
eat, and all the niggers come
running, ’cause that horn mean,
“Come to the big house, quick.”
That man reads the paper tell
ing us we’s free, but Massa
make us work several months
after that. He say we git 20
acres land and a mule, but we
didn’t git it.
Lay My Burdens Down
edited by B. A. Botkin
To the Fellows
How can you tell if there is
an elephant in your sandwich?
You can smell the peanuts on
by Wilma Faye Peoples
Have you fellows heard of scholarship?
Don’t you wish to rule the world?
Well, we’ve got news for you gents.
You’re mediocre to the girls.
Don’t you want to be the leaders
On the academic chart?
Don’t you want to win the honors?
Can’t you even make a start?
If you’d take some of the time you spend
Cutting decks or in the grill
You could change your academic rating
From imaginary to real.
If you worshipped the library
Like you do the “grand canteen,”
On Honors Day the tune would change
’Twould be the males who’d sing
That honors belong to he men.
The girls have lost their place.
The men lead in sports and scholarship
They’re riding high in this race.
So take up your books and papers guys.
Go to your corner of study. ’
Isolation is not mandatory.
You may study with a buddy.
The point we’re trying to make you see
Is that you’ve let us down.
How can you assume your role as leaders
WnGn your gradGs levsl with the ground*^
So please young men, make up your minds
Strike up with the academic band
We do not ask for miracles
Just do the very best that you can.
If you’re a nut about RUM,
you’ll be crazy about me.
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Studying causes CANCER.
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Don’t follow me. I’m lost my
To have a happy day, keep a
song in your heart, a smile on
your lips, and a FIFTH on your
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Don’t draft boys, draft beer.
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