THE NEWS ARGUS
STUDENTS' PAY - LATE?
The business office has shown lack of efficiency in issuing
Each month the checks are delayed. The business office per
sonnel are constantly making excuses for the delay in issuing
checks. Several excuses for this delay are:
“They are not in yet.”
“The checks have not been signed yet.”
“I simply do not have time to issue the checks; come back in
The students’ work hours are submitted at the end of the
month. This allows 15 days before the pay period. If it is a
physical impossibility to obtain two signatures on approximately
300 checks in 15 days, then a more effective system should be
PLEASE MOVE THE SNOW
Recently Winston-Salem State College was covered with a
blanket of snow and ice. The trees looked as if they were covered
with a coat of sparkling diamonds. Icicles hvmg proud from the
roofs of the old campus buildings and the sidewalks were as
slippery as glass.
Numerous accidents were reported to the infirmary. Instruc
tors were either late for class or absent because the streets were
not safe for driving.
The college needs a system whereby the snow would be re
moved as soon as it falls. Why wait an entire week before the
pavements are cleared? Why wait until the ice is frozen stiff
before salt is sprinkled on the ground? But most of all why wait
until campus students and instructors are hurt from falls before
clearing the campus of the beautiful menace.
WANTED - CAMPUS SPIRIT
Win, lose, or draw, they still belong to us. The student body
seems to have lost interest in the basketball team.
The team is a part of the Winston-Salem State College stu
dent body. All of us have a duty as students to stand by and sup
port any function of the student body.
There is no mass of perfection in human beings. So why do
we expect the team to be perfect in the winning of every game?
We support the “winners” with the greatest of ease. Let’s
support the team (win or lose) with school spirit.
When we decide that we are not going to support our team,
the Rams, it is then time to transfer.
Let the team know that the complete student body is with
it all the way. The players will then have more to fight for.
Many students are comparing the present team with the team
of last year. Let's look forward to the future and not dwell in the
Of Life at College
Upon setting foot on the Win
ston-Salem State College campus,
I was not totally impressed or
unimpressed. The old buildings
combined with the friendly
greetings received from the
staff an students eased the
tension of coming to a new
Since I am a transfer student
the orientation was much less
exciting the second time
through. All the testing seemed
ridiculous until I found out that
about half of the incoming stu
dents have to take non-credit
courses. What is even more
shameful is that some of these
students will be taking these
courses over, thus getting
As far as the curriculum is
concerned, I do not find it bad
at all. Of course, there could be
more variety, but instructors
would be needed to teach these
The instructors here, I feel,
are above average, compared
with a larger college w^here in
structors do not care if they
ever see you in class or whether
you pass or fail. The instructors
have the good will of the stu
dents in mind.
When I first made out my
schedule, other students told me
that I should not take certain
courses under certain instruc
tors. Upon completing this
semester, these same instructors
did slay those students who did
not take advantage of the op
portunities that these instruc
All it takes is study during
the semester because by the end
of the semester it is too late.
Paper Is Two Kinds
( by Cai‘1 Sandburg
Paper is two kinds, to write on, to wrap with.
If you like to write, you write.
If you like to wrap, you wrap.
Some papers like writers, some like wrappers.
Are you a writer or a wrapper?
—Taken from The Instructor—January, 1968
Cold Weather Inconveniences
“To all students;
“From Dean Parker:
“No classes in Carolina Hall
due to lack of heat. All English
classes will be in Coltrane Hall;
Social Science classes will be in
“I have not had any heat in
my suite since the cold weather
The above written notice and
statement are typical of the cold
wave that recently swept the
One dormitory matron remark
ed, “I worry about the students
catching cold more than I worry
about myself. I have told several
to get into bed and keep warm.”
T. J. Duncan, plant engineer,
explained the situation:
The campus is heated by three
steam boilers. The grates (a
frame of metal bars for holding
fuel in a fireplace) in the num
ber one boiler are completely
worn out. To heat the campus
sufficiently 18,500 pounds of
steam are needed. With the
operation of the two working
boilers there are 15,500 pounds
of steam in all.
Valve trouble may be at hand,
too. A valve is a pipe that per
mits a flow in one direction only,
or regulates or stops the flow by
means of a flap or bid. In some
parts of the campus the older
buildings’ valves may not open
as readily as the valves in the
The grates for the boiler have
been ordered. Mr. Duncan could
not specify the exact date of
arrival of the grates. However,
in the future extra grates will
be on hand in the event of this
starting September, 1968, stu
dents who have not completed
a 11 their general education
course requirements will not be
allowed to do student teaching.
For instance, those who have
failed math, or failed to take
math, or any other required
subject will not be allowed to do
their student teaching and then
come back for a summer or
semester to complete their edu
This decision was handed
down by the Teacher Education
Committee. Mrs. Golden D. Wall
is chairman of Teacher Educa
Gone are the
Letters to the Editor
Student are disappointed in:
1. Basketball team.
2. The library.
3. Courses offered for Spring
4. Refusal to shovel ice and
snow off the walkways.
5. Prices and hours of canteen.
6. Vending machines in dorms.
7. Faulty heating system.
8. Resident counselors in
9. The Dining Hall.
10. Registration process.
11. Business office.
12. Student Body Support.
13. Failure to build Student
14. Drama Guild.
15. The Cheerleaders.
16. Book rental system.
17. The Book Store.
18. The infirmary.
19. The News Argus.
Is Acting Right
Conduct-behavior: the way
that one acts.
Yes, this is Webster’s defini
tion of conduct. One should use
good conduct throughout his
It was quite obvious at the
last lyceum feature that many
Winston-Salem State students
forgot the definition of conduct.
When in a theater or lyceum,
one should refrain from —
1. loud whispering.
2. loud belching.
3. making excessive noise
when arriving late.
4. using profane language.
5. showing improper acknowl
edgement at the close of a
selection or progi'am.
What's The Score?
Have you been to a basketball
game recently? If many of us
were asked this questions the
answer would be, “No.” Why
don’t we support our team?
Is it because as William Bell
puts it, “Everybody loves a win
ner, but w'hen you lose you lose
Do you realize that the team
goes out on the court for you,
the student body. They get all
banged up while you sit in your
dormitory doing nothing. Sure, I
know that it costs a quarter to
ride the bus to the game but do
you think a quarter is too much
to contribute to support our
The fans who go to the games
become silent when the team is
behind. ThLs is the time when
the team needs encouragement.
Our cheerleaders don’t seem to
know what it is to cheer when
the team is on the court. How do
you think the fellows feel play
ing for a student body that does
not care whether they win or
The basketball team has lost a
few games, but do you think
that they are trying to lose? The
team has a lot of “getting to
gether to do in order to con
tinue to win. I think this ad
justment has been made. By the
time this article is out you
should have seen proof. Our
team lacked outside shooting
and rebounding but Eugene
Smiley is now hitting the mark
and William English and John
Lathan are grabbing the re
Note To Sophomores
In the past we have demon
strated superior ability in lead
ership. This is evident by the
active niunber of sophomores in
student government. Our sopho
more averages hold positions on
the Dean’s List.
In sports, the sophomores
have produced outstanding
athletes. Socially, w'e have been
highly commended on our man
ners. We are the foremost advo
cates of school spirit.
We are going to maintain our
status by being the most sophis
ticated Sophomore class, the
most respected Junior class, and
the most dignified Senior class
this school has ever known.
UM GOUWA — SOPHOMORE
The Freshman Class
As president of the Freshman
Class, I have found it rough in
the early going. This semester
w'e hope to get rolling as we
move toward the Freshman-
The class as a whole is re
sponding well to events held on
! campus. I just hope the class of
’71 will be the best academically
as well as socially.
Oll|r Nnvtfi Anuta
The News Argus is published periodically by the stu
dents of Winston-Salem State College with offices in Carolina
Hall, Room 22.
Editors lanet Beckett, Wilma Peoples
Sports Editor Thomas Andrews
Business Editor La Vern Whitted
Office Manager Carrie Alston
Art Editor Van Marsh
Reporter Carolyn Brown,
Selma Daniels, Janet Mason, Carol Thomas,
Myrtle Hargrove, Josette Keit, Donna Over-
bea, Raymond McKee, Rosa Sherrad, Wilma
Peoples, Felicia McCarther, Kathryn Troy,
Shirley Lawrence, Flora Epps, Janet Tucker,
Typist Brenda Perry
Photographer James M. Graham