THE NEWS ARGUS
As I See It. . .
A lien Invaders
During the Thanksgiving holiday the campus was deserted. While
most of the students were away in search of the turkey, a strange
phenomenon occured. No one has explained the unusual incident, so
I have developed my own theory.
I believe that during our absence the campus had uninvited
visitors. The visitors came in the middle of the night and roamed all
over, looking in the buildings, peeking in the dormitories, and trying
to establish m what place it was they had arrived.
Going from building to building, they finally decided this was a
place of learning. This made them very happy. They had struck
“pay dirt”. Their mission, you see, was to gather information to
determine if there was enough intelligence around to justify capturing
us. A school with all of its foowledgeable students would be an asset
to any imperialistic people.
They broke into the records office and checked all of the grades
of the students. Then they read all of the NTE and GRE scores. Then
they all met back at the point of arrival. A discussion was held and a
radio message was sent back to headquarters. The message was that
based on the grades and test scores, there was nothing worth capturing.
Then they left.
You may ask me how I know this and how I know where they
came from? They came from the other side of the earth. I know
this because when they left they bored back through the earth to the
other side; they left a large hole on the campus between Atkins Hall
and the Alumni Building.
Now aren’t you glad you didn’t do too well on your last test?
Among new additions to the
faculty this term is Miss Maria
Sommer. She has two classes in
general psychology and two in
Before coming here Miss Som
mer was educational director at
a large day center in Baltimore,
where she worked with 110 little
children. Miss Sommer stated that
the last job was easier, but she
has come to WSSC to gain experi
ence in teaching. She said, “I
would like to find out how people
learn as adults; I know how chil
Miss Sommer has lived in Ger
many, Sweden, New York, Georgia
and Maryland. She attended the
University of North Carolina at
Chapel Hill and New York Uni
versity. For the past two years she
worked on her Ph.D. at the Uni
versity of Maryland.
Miss Sommer is especially in
terested in theatre, photography.
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
Typists Dorothy Battle,
L. Kay Pulliam, Joan Holland, Linda Roseman,
Photographer Arthur Blue
Society Editors Glenda Hood, Lillian Hoggard
and science. She collects stamps
and enjoys fossil hunting. Miss
Sommer also likes sailing. She
plans to take part in a boat race
in the spring.
Miss Sommer said that she finds
the staff and students here to be
very friendly. She said that she
has enjoyed working here so far.
—B. A. Dove
Within the last decade we have
witnessed the rise of the Black
American in our society. In all
walks of life the black man is
continually taking a stand. In the
field of athletics especially, the
Black man can be proud. He can
walk with dignity and respect,
knowing he excells in every major
In tennis there is Mr. Ashe. In
boxing there is still Muhammed Ali
and a couple of cats named Ellis
and Frazier. In baseball we have
Mays, Aarron, Clemente, Brock,
Horton, Gibson, and many others.
In basketball?? Well, would you
believe just about the whole Na
tional Basketball Association? On
the gridiron there are the Farrs,
Keys, Pitts, Simpsons, Jones,
Smiths, and I could go on forever.
There are black guards, safeties,
line-backers, tackles, ends, half
backs, fullbacks, and quarter . . .
Wait a minute! Where are the
black quarterbacks? Yes, where
are the black quarterbacks?
We now have black people in
nearly every possible position in
the world of sports. Yet there is
no black quarterback in the Na
tional Football League (NFL).
Why? As to the reason for this,
I couldn’t actually say. I am quite
sure I’ve seen some black quarter-
backs in the college ranks. A
young man from Fayetteville,
North Carolina, particularly comes
to my mind. His name is Jimmy
Raye. In his sophomore and junior
years this young man piloted one
of the greatest football teams to
ever wear the green and white of
Michigan State University. After
leaving Michigan State he was
drafted by the NFL. Our hopes
for the first black quarterback in
the NFL looked good, but they
wanted a running back not a quar
terback. Jimmy Raye was not a
halfback. He was only at home as
a leader of his team, a quarter
back. As a result he didn’t make
Now it’s been proven (take a
look at the Olympic record book)
that a brother can run. There have
been many a black quarterback
drafted into the NFL only to be
trained for other positions. They
say a quarterback has to be able
to think fast as well as play fast.
Sure we can run, block, catch,
kick, and pass, but above all we
are able to use our minds. Yes,
we can think, and THINK WELL.
Today we have, on the lilly white
fields of Wake Forest University,
another black prospect. I predict
great things for this young man
before the termination of his col
lege career. I am hoping that Mr.
Rozelle and all of his counterparts
are watching him. Although he
can run the ball, I believe his
main bag is calling the signals.
After watching him play I know
he does it well. Let’s hope that
someday soon there will be a
brother in an NFL huddle calling
the signals. It will be about time.
- -William L. Richardson
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