THE NEWS ARGUS
Support For Humphrey
This is one of the most critical years in the history of political
elections. The questions that face the nation today will continue to
be critical unless support is thrown towards a man who opposes the
evils of inequality and unjust “law and order.” After viewing political
events of the past six months, Hubert Humphrey looks hke the only
man talking about justice. A lot of people don’t realize what “law and
order” really means. Wallace and Nixon both are appealing to the
masses of racists.
A lot of us say, “Why vote at all?” This is a very interesting ques
tion. In 1960 John F. Kennedy won the presidential race only because
the Black people voted in a bloc against the same segregationist,
Over the past eight years under the Democratic reign, of which
Humphrey was part, the federal programs have had great benefits
for Black people. Mr. Nixon, while serving as Vice President under
Eisenhower, did nothing to help up grade the standards of the Blacks.
In more recent years he has supported such segregationists as Strom
Thurmond and Barry Goldwater. The Republican party has never
made any sincere effort towards appealing to Black people. There
were only twenty-six black delegates at their last convention. Nixon
is also a war hawk.
There is very little to be said about Wallace. How can a boy be
President of the United States, when this same boy, as Governor,
couldn’t control the state of Alabama?
In 1948, Hubert Humphrey was one of the few politicians in the
United States to speak for equality for Blacks. Now some 20 years
later he still seems to have this same philosophy. In times such as
these, when all people need just law and order, along with peace and
prosperity, it appears that Hubert Humphrey is the only candidate
that can give these to the forgotten Black people of America.
As I See It. . .
Wallace Has My Vote!
In this election year the question most often used to start a
conversation is “Who are you going to vote for?” My answer is George
George Wallace is the only one of the three major candidates that
gives any hope to the Black people of this country. Wallace is very
accurate when he says, “There’s not a dime’s worth of difference be
tween the other two candidates.” Richard Nixon and Hubert Humphrey
offer only tokenism, complacency, and the same inadequate social
justice that we have been accustomed to all our lives.
Nixon talks about law and order. That’s the code word for keeping
the Negro in his place. He says our domestic problem is urban
unrest. His solution is to encourage private industry to give jobs to
the hard core unemployed. This will appease the Negro and stifle the
unrest. Nixon is operating on the axiom that the best way to stop
trouble is to take the leader of the trouble makers and make him
Vice President Hi^mphrey also says the problern is an economic
one. He wishes to solve the problem by pacifying the masses with one
or two high prestige, no-responsibility jobs to Negroes, and by making
the government a massive department of welfare.
With our capitalist structure, this would serve to destroy the will
of a very important segment of the American population, enslaving
them economically by means of a dependence upon the monthly check.
As we know, slavery in any form is wrong.
Traditionally, Negro voters have had to content themselves with
choosing the lesser of two evils. I contend that evil is evil. That the
lesser of the evils is still evil. So the choice is a bad one.
I would like to introduce a new direction of thought to you before
the curtains are drawn on November 5th. The main problem stand
ing between Black people and their goals in America is unity. This has
been a problem since we left Africa as slaves. There has been a
systematic conspiracy to keep factions of the Black people at odds
with each other in order to control them. So even today we are still
at odds with each other.
George Wallace is our saviour. In 1968 only he can unite all Black
people. Only he is ready made for our cause. Because he is outspoken,
well publicized, and such a dynamic representative of the ideals he
holds so dearly, he can serve our purpose. He is the only man within
reach of the White House that all Negroes agree on. They agree
that he is the enemy.
Wallace has said he represents the people who are “sick and
tired of being sick and tired”. I am tired of being sick and tired of
Don't Knock SGA
“We want entertainers on our
If you are a student at Winston-
Salem State College, then you have
probably heard or perhaps you
have made such a statement. You
may also be one of the many peo
ple who did not come to the
Peaches and Herb show on October
3, 1968, in Whitaker Gymnasium.
You are probably one of the big
gest complainers on campus.
You cry for entertainment, but
you do not support the Student
Government Association when en
tertainment is brought to the
campus. What more can the SGA
do? How can you expect to get the
Temptations or some other big en
tertainers when you do not support
those whom the SGA can afford.
The SGA is not trying to make a
profit. It is only trying to have
a different type of entertainment
on campus for you.
Support the SGA. It is for your
This summer two members of
our faculty, Mr. and Mrs. Robert
Cummings, attended an eight week
seminar at the University of Cali
fornia at Los Angeles. The program
was designed to assist fifteen
A.A.C.T.E. member institutions in
establishing an international di
mension in the field of African
studies on their respective camp
This program was a mixture of
content courses which was rein
forced by seminar discussions,
based upon “problem oriented”
studies. There was a broad pre
sentation of African area informa
tion introduced by a series of visit
ing African speciahsts. These
courses established the academic
framework for an intelligent com
prehension of the African situa
Believing that the “ultimate ob
jective of curricular change on
the campus is supported by a var
iety of activities and guidance
over a period long enough to affect
such changes,” Mr. and Mrs. Cum
mings have introduced the Black
Arts and Culture Series to this
campus on an experimental basis.
Its purpose is to introduce,
through a series of informal dis
cussion periods, a positive focus on
the life experiences of Black peo
ple in America. Starting from this
area of immediacy, the Black Arts
and Culture Series will then con
cern itself with the full study of
Africa and the ramifications of the
relationships between these two
areas of the world.
1968-69 School Year
Joseph M. Lightsey
Do Your Own Thing
As American civilization moves on in the twentieth century, a
sure way for any man to succeed is to “do his own thing.” In educa
tion it is becoming imperative that blacks do their own thing. The
South’s thoroughly prejudiced educational system has devalued the
black teacher in the past and is continuing to do so. It is becoming
imperative that blacks do their own thing outside the field of education
such as in technical and industrial vocations.
Here at Winston-Salem State College, a critical situation is causing
a feeling of vocational insecurity among those students who endeavor
to pursue vocations outside the teaching field. Much of this insecurity
stems from the fact that many courses in the catalogue which attracted
initial enrollment into pre-professional programs have never been of
fered. This within itself is a hindrance to pre-professional studies.
To the despair of pre-professional aspirants at this institution,
other teacher education colleges in this state have far surpassed
Winston-Salem in expanding their pre-professional programs. The other
teacher education schools in expanding their pre-professional programs
have not raised their costs above those of Winston-Salem State College.
Is WSSC behind in program expansion because of a state-imposed
budgetary sacrifice needed to make North Carolina State A & T
University a showplace for “Black” education?
If we as students plan to “do our own thing” educationally here
at State, we should take advantage of those listed courses in our cata
logue. If we request pre-professional courses which still cannot be
offered, then we can truly say that we are being orientated and not
Keep The Ball Rolling
The 1968-69 Student Government Association under the auspices
of President Robbin Kirkland is in full swing. From the look of things,
this year’s SGA is really “on the ball.”
Kirkland along with the other members of the SGA, is doing a
marvelous job of improving campus life. Such entertainment as a
movie almost every Sunday, the appearance of Peaches and Herb,
the future appearance of the Manhattans, and some type of social ^
activity every Friday and Saturday night has increased the amount of
social freedom among the college students.
Officers for this year’s SGA are:
President — Robbin Kirkland
Director of Student Affairs — Fred Terry
Director of Secretarial Affairs — Gail Owens
Director of Financial Affairs — Carolyn Page
Director of Social Affairs — Robert Massey
Director of Judicial Affairs — Larry Butler
Keep up the good work. You are doing a great job!!!
The News Argus is published periodically by the students of
Winston-Salem State College with offices in Carolina Hall,
Editor-in-Chief Joseph M. Lightsey
Managing Editor Gail Owens
Sports Editor . Thomas Andrews
Art Editor Alex Davis
Office Manager Diane Deal
Reporters Ruby Jones,
Bessie Dove, Lillian Hoggard, Myrtle Hargrove,
Sandra Garris, William Richardson, Albert Mac-
Daniel, Warren Howard, Julian Sheppard
. Dorothy Battle,
L. Kay Pulliam, Joan Holland, Linda Roseman,
Photographer Arthur Blue
Society Editors Glenda Hood, Lillian Hoggard