THE NEWS ARGUS
Mr, Overhea - A Friend Indeed!
A jolly face that always carries a smile describes the face of
Mr. Luix Overbea, formerly a member of the Winston-Salem State
College faculty, a reporter with the Winston-Salem Journal and
Sentinel, an advisor to the yearbook staff, and the backbone of
the News Argus.
Mr. Overbea and his dog Specky have special niches in the
hearts of all the college family. His departure from Winston-
Salem left a vacancy on the faculty that will be difficult to fill
and saddened the many students that he has taught over the
Members of the New Argus are particularly saddened because
Mr. Overbea patiently taught us all we know about journalism.
Whenever we write a story, conduct an interview, proofread, lay
out the Argus, worry about headline style, shorten or lengthen
a story, or fill a vacant space, we shall certainly miss his guiding
hand and his understanding smile.
We wish him success in his new post as editor of the St. Louis
Sentinel, though he will always be Mr. News Argus to us. The
Argus and the Sentinel have a unique bond—Mr. Overbea shared in
the genesis of both, bringing to each his matchless qualities of
leadership and guidance. —W. Faye Peoples
Where Is Student Support?
Many of the complaints heard prior to and after the Inez
and Charlie Foxx Show were not valid. The majority of the
students undoubtedly thought that Marvin Gaye or the Supremes
were first cousins to some member of the Student Government
Association and would readily pack up a band and prepare a
very professional show for the Winston-Salem State College stu
dent body for a small fee. Perhaps some even thought that the
young man who wears the glasses with the TempOations was a
brother of a Ram and would perform free. Could it have been
that Dionne Warwick was angry with her pen-pal who attends
Winston-Salem State College and would not give a presentation
as a favor for a tip of about a thousand dollars?
The majority of the students should have put their money
where their mouths were. The SGA members agreed that since
this show was the first of its kind ever to appear on campus, the
student participation should have been at least 50 or 60 per cent,
if not greater. The student turn-out was very discouraging and
heart-breaking to those who tried so hard to please the students
and cut down on complaints by presenting soraething new and
different. Lewis Turner, especially, was disappointed because he
felt he had worked and worried in vain.
Interest would have aroused interest, but interest from the
beginning was lacking. Students complained because tickets were
priced at two dollars. Therefore, many remained in the dormi
tories playing cards; others went home or visited; still others
went out on dates and spent more than the price of two or three
tickets to the show. Interest was dead, but complaints were very
Many did not consider that funds were too low for one of the
top stars in the nation. The funds our student government could
allot for this cause would only have been the down payment for
Aretha Franklin, the Temptations, the Supremes or similar groups.
Such top recording artists usually ask for one half of their asking
fee in advance and the other half during the show’s intermission.
The show presented cost considerably less.
Posters were up in plenty of time for everyone to sectire
the two dollars for student admission. Students secured even
more than this for CIAA tournament entertainment. They will
secure even more for fraternity or sorority parties, the prom, or
the latest mod fashions that are here today and gone tomorrow.
Although the crowd was small, the show was excellent. Any
one attending the show can honestly say that it was a good
show, and Inex and Charlie couldn’t have been better.
Despite this let down, the SGA continues to sponsor lively
entertainment for the week ends and even during the week. The
members of the SGA are to be commended for their efforts. Lewis
Turner, president, his co-workers, and the advisor all work to
gether in the interest of the entire student body.
Play your part next time. It’s your duty and it should be
your pleasure. —Wilma Faye Peoples
The students at Winston-Salem State College are forever
making comments concerning the social affairs on campus. They
say that no rock ‘n’ roll singers ever appear on this campus as on
other campuses. . . , ,
The Student Government Association decided to ottset tnis
criticism by sponsoring Inez and Charlie Foxx in concert, March
9 in Whitaker Gymnasium at 8:00 p.m. The student tickets were
$2.00. But where were the students?
Full participation was needed by the students m order tor
the SGA to say that the affair was successful. The reason for
sponsoring Inez and Charlie Foxx was not to make a profit, but
to bring a new type of entertainment to the campus. On a whole
there was no student support.
The SGA cannot afford to sponsor such activities it tne
student body will not support them. Your Student Government
Association can do only what you Ipt it do. Withcmt support, it
Letter to Editor
WALLACE COULD WIN
After seeing a thirty minute
television program consisting of
excerpts from speeches given
around the country by George C.
Wallace, I became aware, for the
first time, that he could win.
This awareness was prompted
by a statement that Mr. Wallace
made in one of his speeches in
answer to the question, “. . . do
you really have enough support
to win, Mr. Wallace?” In his
reply Mr. Wallace revealed his
strategy to capture the highest
office in the nation.
Mr. Wallace pointed out that
a candidate does not need a
majority of a state’s total vote
to win that state’s Electoral Col
lege votes. All that is needed is
a plurality, or a greater percent
age of the total votes than the
other candidates. He pointed out
that he could win some states
with only 34 percent of the
states’ total votes. However, the
other candidates would have to
split the remaining votes at a
smaller percentage than his, say
33 percent each. Mr. Wallace’s
winning percentage could be
smaller in states like California
and New York where there are
more than three candidates on
the ballot. Without an all out
victory, he feels he could throw
the election into the hands of
the House of Representatives
where he could demand valuable
concessions in exchange for his
support for either the Demo
cratic or Republican candidate.
When one thinks of the ap
proach and appeal that' Mr. Wal
lace employs, it is very conceiv
able that he can get 34 percent
of the vote in the North, Mid
west, and West, and 50 percent
or more in the South. He should
run weakest in the East. Mr.
Wallace’s approach is that of the
“Super Patriot” with the slogan
“Stand Up for America.” He
travels from state to state ap
pealing to the lower and middle
class whites with the call for
States Rights and the removal
of “bureaucrats” from Washing
ton. He is against open housing,
civil rights, effective minority
influence, and black people. He
never mentions the latter by
name but disguises them by en
couraging complete majority
How do you
WSSC Poets Gain Recognition
Poems by two Winston-Salem
State students were awarded
special mention in a recent crea
tive writing contest sponsored
by Bennett College. “The Micro-
cosmic Sphere” by Juanita
Charles and “Poverty” by Pat
Johnson were published in the
Bennett anthology Roads Talien.
Both students are senior English
Readers of the News Argiis
will remember that “Nature in
Her Prime,” another poem by
Mrs. Charles, was published last
year in the National Anthology
of College Poetry.
Those of us who have never
taken Mr. Wallace’s campaign
seriously should take notice and
listen to what he is saying. He
could win . . . God forbid!
—Arthur L. Blue
There’s a town in north Georgia, ■
A marble-quarrying town,
Where the people are poor.
They live in little tar-paper shacks
With marble foundations.
—Patricia Adams Johnson
THE MICROCOSMIC SPHERE
Had I been properly occupied I would not have seen it.
There on the lens of my glasses, distilled through the sunlight
It made its bid for my attention. A spherical entity
More or less, with similar spheres in its middle. In
Vain the great black brushes of eyelash, (also magnified
In the momentary miracle) sought to dismiss its presence.
It would have me know that it, too, had a place in the midst of
All the press and circumstance of a world too big, a world
By its own ego, to be aware of such a presence.
It would have me know that perhaps as it was dwarfed
In the universe, so might I be.
It would have me know ... I took my glasses off
And cleaned them. A speck of dust. Sic semper
DINING HALL OPERATION STILL QUESTIONED
The News Argus is pubhshed periodically by the stu
dents of Winston-Salem State College with offices in Carolina
Hall, Room 22.
Editors Janet Beckett, Wilma Peoples
Sports Editor Thomas Andrews
Business Editor Betty Fowler
Office Manager Carrie Alston
Art Editor Van Marsh
Reporters - Carolyn Brown,
Selma Daniels, Janet Mason, Carol Thomas,
Myrtle Hargrove, Josette Keit, Raymond
McKee, Rosa Sherrad, Dorothy Pearson, Che-
vene Bailey, Remus Gunn, Patricia Adams
Johnson, Mary Thomas, Gail Owens
Typist Brenda Perry
Photographer James M. Graham
Many students have continued
to question the operation of the
cafeteria. Some feel that more
efficient methods can be utilized
in serving meals. Many also feel
that the attitude of the cafeteria
personnel is another problem.
In an effort to further clarify
the issues, The Argus interview
ed Mrs. Holmes, dietician of
Kennedy Dining Hall. During
the course of the interview, sev
eral questions were raised about
suggestions which it is felt
would help make the dining hall
a more pleasant place to dine.
Salt and pepper shakers? Why
are there so few sets of shakers
on each side of the dining hall?
Mrs. Holmes replied that the
students take the shakers out
of the dining hall. The same sit
uation exists .with the sugar.
That is why we no longer have
sugar on the individual tables.
Only recently each table was
equipped with salt and pepper,
now over half are missing.
Why are students allowed one
glass? We have approximately
one glass for each student. It
was explained that students also
take the glasses to the dormi
tories. 100 dozen glasses were
bought in September of 1967. 50
dozen more have been bought
since September. This makes 150
dozen glasses in all. The dining
hall now has 60 dozen glasses
on hand. Mrs. Holmes said very
few glasses are broken. 10% is
allowed for breakage fee.
Milk? Students have asked for
milk in cartons. Many have
questioned the content of the
bulk milk. It was explained that
the bulk milk was whole fresh
milk. The milk is cheaper in
bulk. At present each glass of
milk costs 8f. To serve milk in
cartons would almost double
Why is the food served in
such small portions? Mrs.
Holmes pointed out that too
much food is wasted. There is a
seconds policy. Very few stu
dents come back for seconds.
Why do you think the stu
dents are leaving their trays? “I
feel it is because often times
they are in a hurry and simply
don’t feel like taking their trays
up,” Mrs. Holmes explained.
Students feel the attitude of
some of the cafeteria workers is
bad. Mrs. Holmes said that she
would work with them.
How much money is allowed
per week for each student’s
meal? Only $7.93 a week.
With our tuition being raised
for the 1908-69 school year, will
there be an improvement in the
food service? Rise in tuition cost
has nothing to do with the cost
of food. However, something
will be done about the milk
policy, minimum wage, and the
At the close of the interview,
Mrs. Holmes said, “The students
should form a food committee to
meet and get different ideas of
how you would like the food.
It is important that students
come with their grievances. This
makes a better dining hall. I al
ways have a listening ear. Stu
dents come first because you
are my customers. If you see
something wrong, come right