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    VOL. VII, NO. 1
Science Building
Bids Opened
Bids were opened Oct. 3 for a
planned addition to the Winston-
Salem State College science build
The project will include a green
house, an observatory, air con
ditioning, and the furnishing of
seven laboratories.
Low bids totaled $137,847, but
architectural fees and additional
expenses for movable equipment
not included in the bids will raise
the total to about $157,000. One-
third of the total cost is expected
to be covered by federal funds.
Low bids were; general bid
Hendrix & Corriher, Mocksville,
N. C. — $60,000; plumbing, heating
and air conditioning bid — Plumb-
Mechs, Inc., High Point — $39,730;
electric bid — Edman Electric Co.,
Hickory, N. C. — $34,923.
Architects for the project are
Lashmit, Brown and Pollock, Win
Bids will have to be approved
by state and federal officials, but
this is expected to be a formality.
The special feature of the project
is an observatory which will be
erected on top of Hill Hall, the
science building. Necessary struc
tural support for the observatory
was built into the three-story Hill
Hall when it was constructed in
The 16-feet diameter hemispheri
cal dome will house a 12V^-inch re
flector type telescope. The dome
will be turned with an electric
motor, but the sliding shutter
doors, which when opened create
a four-foot slot in the dome to
allow viewing, will be manually
Plans call for an astronomical
camera plus a number of other
Installation of air conditioning
will require only a chiller, since
all duct-works and the blower were
installed when the building was
constructed. The green house will
be 18V^ ft. square.
Other building projects are the
current remodeling of Blair Hall
and t h e recent rennovation of
Bickett Hall, the senior girls dor
mitory. Blair Hall served as a
library and the administration
building until the O’Kelly library
was completed in 1967. Remodeling
will permit centralization of ad
ministrative offices.
Ram Coeds Rate Yale & U.CLA.
Jacqueline Taylor
Music blasting, the bouncing of
ping pong balls, the hitting of the
“eight” ball, along with the noisy,
energetic, and contented students
— all of this is a good description
of the most occupied building on
WSSC campus. What is it? Take
a guess. Yes, it is the recently re
modeled out-of-sight canteen.
The canteen hours are what’s
happening. The canteen is open
from 8:00 a.m.-ll;00 p.m. Monday
through Friday and closed on Sat
urday and Sunday. The menu is
the main attraction. We have Mr
Couch to thank for such a delicious
variety of foods and reasonable
Model Cities
Director Speaks
Negroes will probably inherit po
litical power in the near future,
but they must prepare themselves
for the responsibilities that accom
pany that power, Winston-Salem
model cities director James Wilson
told 250 students October 16 at
Winston-Salem State College.
Speaking at the weekly assembly
program, Wilson, himself a Negro,
discussed several necessary lines
of preparation.
“If there is to be any shift of
political, social and economic
power, if we are to have any say
in decisions in this municipality,
we must get together,” Wilson said.
He criticized the Winston-Salem
Black community for its general
apathy and ignorance about mu
nicipal affairs.
‘Winston-Salem has a sensitive
power structure,” he said. “Today,
for reasons of self-preservation,
that structure is in an accomodat
ing stance. But the people are so
used to being told what to do,
they are now sitting on their
The Black community must do its
homework, Wilson said, noting that
in a few years many of the na
tion’s large cities may well be pre
dominantly Negro.
“Too many of us think that when
that day comes we’ll have politi
cal power and we’ll be able to
make our own decisions. But if we
want to run anything we better get
ready. We’ll need mayors, direc
tors of sanitation, business-like sec
retaries — a list of municipal of
fers. If we’re not prepared we’ll
make a bigger mess than before.”
Wilson touched on the American
antipathy toward people who think.
“It permeates our society,” he
said, adding that the Negro can no
longer afford that attitude.
Miss Gloria Herring, a senior at
Winston-Salem State College, at
tended summer school at Yale
University in New Haven, Conn.
The summer session began June
12 and terminated August 1, 1968.
“I’m interested in furthering my
education beyond my bachelor’s de
gree,” Miss Herring said when
asked why she attended Yale. “I
was one of the students selected to
be sponsored by the Carnegie and
Ford Foundations. The Carnegie
and Ford Foundations are very
interested in seeing Negroes fur
ther their education.”
While enrolled at Yale Univer
sity, Miss Herring took two grad
uate courses in sociology. She be
lieves a summer school experience
really helps the individual decide
if he can withstand the pressure of
the work.
“The advantages of attending
Yale are varied,” she said. “The
faculty at Yale is solely interested
in a students academic profile. So
cial life plays no part whatever in
the teachers personal opinion of
the student. Material assets and
appearance are subordinated and
everyone is left alone to become or
be his own individual. Emphasis is
placed on what is best for the in
dividual. All the students are treat
ed as if they were adults without
any restrictions. Example: None
of the students had to sign out at
night to go to the library.”
Teachers welcome criticism be
cause they believe expressing your
opinion develops you as an indi
vidual, and promotes the creation
of independent thinking. Miss Her
ring said.
Miss Herring stated that she en
joyed the school. The facilities
were extremely good and the living
quarters had maid service and
private phones. There were free
cultural activities, such as plays
of Shakespeare, musicals, and jazz
In conclusion, she said, “The re
lationship with the other white stu
dents was fine. There was no big
difference; everyone associated to
gether freely.”
Miss Jacquelyn Taylor, a junior
at Winston-Salem State College, at
tended a summer Institute in Rep
ertory Theatre at the University of
California at Santa Barbara from
June 17 to August 2.
Miss Taylor learned of the sum
mer institute through posters on
our campus. She was interested
and decided to apply. Require
ments for applying were that the
applicant send two tapes taken
from a comedy and a serious play,
recommendation from a qualified
person (in Miss Taylor’s case,
Mrs. Oubre), and resumes of pre
vious experience.
Miss Taylor attended classes in
play directing and theatrical design
Gloria Herring
and participated in dialoges deal
ing with black people in the thea
“The whole purpose of the sum
mer institute was to create interest
among Blacks to enter into thea
tre,” she said.
Miss Taylor appeared in two
plays, a musical and a play writ
ten by Ossie Davis.
Newell Seeks
School Board Seat
Mr. George F. Newell, Dean of
Men at Winston-Salem State Col
lege, is a candidate for the Win
ston-Salem Forsyth School Board.
He feels that his education and
teaching experience qualify him
for service on the board. If elected
his duties will be to aid and ad
vise the administrative staff on
problems affecting personnel, cur
riculum, building programs, gen
eral outlay, school consolidation
and education in general in Win
ston-Salem and Forsyth County.
Mr. Newell has been very ener
getic in his campaign for the school
board and expresses praise and
gratitude for those students, facul-
j ty and community members who
' have given encouragement to him.
; Not only has he circulated some
I 50,000 campaign cards, book mark-
‘ ers, posters and handbills, but he
I has made innumerable appear-
; ances to civic, social and religious
I groups.
i His platform includes these
i goals; “. . . Continuing the work
to reduce the number of drop-outs;
Trying to find means for providing
fringe benefits for school personnel
such as hospitalization insurance;
raising the salaries of all school
personnel, teachers, cafeteria work
ers, maids and janitors; broaden
ing the vocational program and
working toward the gencal im
provement of the climate for teach
ing and learning.”
When asked his opinion of WSSC
faculty running for public office,
Mr. Newell stated that members of
Miss Taylor is interested in ob , ...
taining a Master’s degree in dra-. faculty should participate in
matic art. The summer institute poWics- ft establishes a good re
offered her experience in preparing l^tionship between the college and
for the future. Miss Taylor felt community, he said,
that the experience enabled her ■ Ruby Jones
to meet people on the professional
level in the dramatic field. “I was
allowed the opportunity to compare
abilities with those of others se
riously interested in the theatre.”
Miss Taylor in commenting on
the advantages of attending the
summer institute mentioned that
the facilities were excellent. The
students had access to three ade
quately equipped theatres. The in
structors were very good. The
unity of the Black students was
wonderful. “I liked the university
and would favor returning for fur
ther studies,” she said.
Dean of Men
WSSC Curriculum Boasts
12 New Courses
In the overall curriculum at Win
ston-Salem State College this
semester, the previously basic aca
demic program seems to have
taken “New Wings,” with twelve
courses being offered for the first
time this semester.
According to Ram Academic
Dean, Dr. Lafayette Parker, the
Social Science Department has ex
perienced the most pronounced
growth this semester with the ad
dition of five new courses. This
year’s emphasis seems to be in
herent with the “Black Revolution”
in this country. Some of the new
courses offered are History of the
and Culture. With the addition of
Economic Geography, Asian
Thought, and Civilization, the
Social Science Department and the
History department is indicative of
the ocntinuing growth in other aca
demic areas at W.S.S.C.
The growth of the English De
partment shows the seeds of di
versification in it's expanding pro
gram. The “Black Revolution” also
receives emphasis through new
courses in New Literature and
Negro Writers In American Litera
ture. English majors may also bet
ter prepare themselves for careers
in drama with the introduction of
Negro in the United States, His
tory of the Negro Church and Race | a new course in Play Production

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