North Carolina Newspapers

    VOL. VI, NO. 6
APRIL, 1968
e Hall
Dr. Keiiiu th H. Williams, :Mi . I). S. ( oltraue, and Mi', t harles Dunn pause in front of Coltrai
followinji dedication services.
“Mr. David S. Coltrane has
been an instrument in establish
ing a climate for the advance
ment of human dignity and op
portunity,” Charles Dunn told
the audience at the dedication of
Coltrane Hall, Sunday, March 17.
Mr. Dunn, an a.ssistant to Gov
ernor Dan K. Moore, was guest
speaker. The building was
named in honor of Mr. Coltrane,
Chairman of the North Carolina
Good Neighbor Council.
President Kenneth R. Wil
liams introduced the speaker
and presented Mr. Coltrane, who
spoke briefly.
Mr. Coltrane has been a ser
vant of the public for many
yeans. Born in Randolph County,
N. C., he received his early edu
cation in Randolph County and
later met the requirements for
the baccalaureate and graduate
degrees at Guilford College and
North Carolina State University.
He has held many offices. He
has been Commissioner of the
North Carolina Department of
Agriculture, Assistant Director
of the Budget for the State Bud
get Bureau, Officer for the De
partment of Administration, and
Consultant on Economy and Ef
ficiency for the Governor’s Of
fice. He has held the office of
Chairman of the North Carolina
Good Neighbor Council since
1963. He has also served as Pres
ident of the National Associa
tion of State Budget Officers and
as President of the American
Fertilizer Control Officials.
Mr. Coltrane is an active re
ligious and civic leader in Ral
eigh, where he resides. He has
been awarded many honors for
his educational, civic and agri
cultural accomplishments.
Accompanying Mr. Coltrane
at the dedication service were
members of his family and
many friends.
Mr. Dunn, a graduate of the
University of North Carolina
and a former newspaper report
er, praised Mr. Coltrane’s ac
complishments and then turned
his discussion to human rights
and poverty. “The tendency to
forget too quickly and easily is
a danger we face in solving
the problems of the poor,” he
said. “The current steps being
taken for the improvement of
human relationships and the
solving of the problems that
exist are encouraging and up
lifting to the concerned citi>
zens,” he added. He expressed
his desire and prayer that the
new building be representative
of a new faith in education as
Mr. Coltrane would wish it.
Coltrane Hall has been in use
since September, 1967 as the
classroom building for education
and psychology courses, as well
as other classes. It houses a
modern reading laboratory with
twenty-five carrels and a collec
tion of self-teaching reading ma
terials, skill-texts, films and
paperbacks designed to develop
perception, to expand and en
rich vocabulary, and to develop
listening, comprehension, and
study skills. It also houses a
conference room and 31 offices.
The keys to the three floor
brick and masonry building
were presented by Mr. Michael
Newman, an architect of Lash-
mit. Brown, and Pollock. Mr.
Winfield Blackwell, Chairman of
the Board of Trustees of Win-
ston-Salem State College, accept
ed the keys. Rev. Henry S.
Lewis, Jr. gave the invocation
and led the Litany of Dedica
tion. The college choir sang
three selections, “Lord Hosan-
na” from Advent Motet by Gus
tav Schreck; “Lobet Den Herrn
alle Heiden” by Johann S. Bach,
and “I’m Gonna Sing” arranged
by Fred Fox. The college band
played the processional, Trium
phant March from “Aida” by
A guided tour of Coltrane Hall
followed the dedication cere-
Mr. Luix Overbea, popular
newsman and faculty member,
recently resigned to accept a
position as editor of the St. Louis
A member of the English De
partment, Mr. Overbea taught
Journalism ancj was advisor to
the News Argus. He joined the
Winston-Salem State College
faculty in 1962 and was instru
mental in establishing the school
newspaper in 1963, In addition
to his duties as advisor, Mr.
Overbea assisted with publicity
releases for the college.
A native of Chicago, Illinois,
Mr. Overbea attended the public
schools there. He received the
Ph.B. degree and the M.S. de
gree in Journalism from North
western University.
Prior to coming to Winston-
Salem, Mr. Overbea was asso
ciated with several newspapers,
including one in Tulsa, Okla
homa. He has also done exten
sive work in related areas in
cluding the Syndicated Negro
News, Southern School News,
CIAA publicity and publicity for
the national fraternity Kappa
Alpha Psi.
Mr. Overbea is married to the
former Miss Elexie Culp, also a
native of Chicago. They have
one daughter, Dorothy, and a
niece, Donna, who is a freshman
here at Winston-Salem State.
-Wilma F. Peoples
The Board of Trustees of the
College announced an increase of
student fees for the 196S-69 aca
demic term following the Jan
uary 30. h meeting of the Board.
During the 1967 Session of the
North Carolina General Assem
bly, State Legislators voted to
increase the tuition fees for all
out-of-state students. Tuition
fees are established by the Gen
eral Assembly. The out-of-state
tuition for students of Winston-
Salem State College was in
creased by two hundred dollars.
Tuition for North Carolina stu
dents was not increased. The
North Carolina student’s tuition
for 1968-69 will continue to be
one hundred dollars.
The Trustees voted to com
bine a number of the fees paid
previously by students into one
fee under the heading academic
fees. This is not an increase of
$23.00 as has been interpreted by
some. The fees will be used for
the same purposes to provide
necessary services and equip
ment for students. The activity
fee remains the same but stu-
d. nts voted to inci'ease the Stu
dent Council fee from one dollar
to two dollars. Students will pay
$630.00 for room, board and
With these increases a North
Carolina boarding student will
pay $1,134.00 per year. A North
Carolina day student will pay
$304.00 a year and an out-of-state
day student will pay $704.00.
The increases will amount to
$62.00 for the North Carohna
boarding student and $262.00 for
the out-of-state student. The fee
for North Carolina day students
will increase $1.00 and $200.00
for the out-of-state day student.
Special fees such as practice
teaching, graduation, swimming,
bowling, late registration, break
age and key deposits are not in
cluded in the above fees.
A student may pay on a
monthly basis. Payments are due
September 13, October 9, No
vember 4, and December 2. The
only payment due in January
will be second semester fees and
tuition. During the second se
mester payments are due Jan
uary 27, Alarch 3, April 1, and
May 1.
Over seven hundred parents,
relatives and friends were
guests of the college family on
Sunday, March 31.
The occasion was the Sixth
Annual Parents’ Day observ
ance. Parents’ Day was estab
lished in order to give parents
and guardians an opportunity to
gain a better insight into college
life. It is on this day, too, that
parents are able to meet the ad
ministrative officers and confer
with faculty members about the
progress of their sons and
The scheduled activities began
with registration in Coltrane
Hall at 8;00 a.m. followed by the
Parents’ Day Convocation at 10
a.m. in Fries Auditorium. Lewis
Turner, president of the student
body, and Barbara Tuck, Miss
Winston-Salem State College, ex
tended greetings to the parents.
Mrs. James N. Wright responded
on behalf of the parents. Re
marks were made by President
Kenneth R. Williams, who also
introduced the speaker.
Dr. Isaac Miller, president of
Bennett College, was the guest
speaker. Dr. Miller pointed out
that protest by college students
is nothing new. “What is new
I about the present protests is the
ugly destructive manner which
manj’ of them are taking,” he
"It is understandable that stu
dents want to be where the ac
tion is, but too many students
are acting without conviction
and are just conforming to the
non-conformers,” he said.
Dr. Miller stressed the impor
tance of achieving academic ex
cellence and personal integrity
and urged sustained involve
ment after college on the part of
students in solving our prob
lems and making the world a
better place in which to live.
Other program participants
were Lucille Evans and Ernest
Clemons. The college band, con
ducted bj- Mr. Robert E. Shep
herd, provided the music.
After the Convocation, parents
dined with their sons and daugh
ters in Kennedy Dining Hall. A
period of relaxation and visita
tion with students followed din
ner, Then from 2:00 until 4;00
p.m., parents visited with faculty
members in Coltrane Hall, met
the administrative officers in
the administration building and
toured O'Kelly Library. Con
cluding the day’s planned activi
ties was a reception from 4:00
until 5:00 in Coltrane Hall.
—Dorothy Pearson
Honor Roll Addition
The following names were
omitted from the Honor Roll in
the last issue of the News Argus:
Juniors: From Winston-Salem,
Dorothy Pearson.
Seniors: From Winston-Salem,
Frances Crosby, Willieta Ctm-
ningham, Betty Manning, James
McMillian, Kathleen B. Shipp,
Vera Simms Stepp, Terry Spann,
Cecilia C. Wilson, Nancy D.
Wright, Norma A. Wright. From
Greensboro, Susie Siler.
Parents Day program participants are (left to right) Janies
N. Wright, parent representative, Lewis Turner, student body
president, Miss Barbara Tuck, Miss WSSO, President Kenneth R,
W'lllianis, and Dr. Isaac Miller, speaker.

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