ENTER TO LEARN. DEPART TO SERVE ^ms VOL. X, NO. 1 WINSTON-SALEM STATE UNIVERSITY OCTOBER, 1971 PRESIDENT TERRY HOWARD HOLDS Survey Reveals PRESS CONFERENCE Reasons On October 8, 1971, Mr, Terry Howard, president of the W.S.S.U. Student Government Association, iield a press conference here on campus. Mr. Howard called the press conference in an effort to make the students here aware of Governor Scott’s consolidation pro posal. The Winston-Salem Journal and the Winston-Salem Sentinel were represented at the conference. Mr. Howard began by reading a press release which was prepared by the S.G.A. presidents of the state's five Black institutions. The document's conclusion stated that the five S.G.A.’s were “In op position to any plan or move that would destroy the racial identity of any of the state’s Black institu tions.” At this point Mr. Howard was questioned by the Journal’s report er as to w'hat was an ideal racial percentage here at W.S.S.U. Mr. Howard stated that he would not give any number because that in itself would be against an individ ual’s civil rights. Mr. Howard con tinued by saying it was “an individ ual’s perrogative to attend the in stitution where he qualified." At various times during the con ference Mr. Howard allowed mem bers of the S.G.A. to express their opinions on some of the questions asked by the press. Mr. Michael Greene, Student Representative to the Board of Trustees, commented that he felt the “state’s Black in stitutions were simply being pulled along for the ride.” He con tinued by stating that East Caro lina and U.N.C. at Chapel Hill were the dominant parties involved in Scott’s proposal. W.S.S.U. Students ikj \ At the conclusion of the confer ence Mr. Howard informed interest ed parties that he would make a statement relating to the proposal at 3:00 p.m. over television station WSJS. Mr. Howard again empha sized how desperately Black sup port was needed if the proposal was going to be challenged at all. —Joseph Johnson Injured Two W.S.S.U. students were in jured Saturday night, October 9, when struck by a car as they were returning to campus from Bowman- Gray Stadium. Miss Helen Lea and Miss Irene Nunnally, both freshmen from Yanceyville, N. C., were crossing Stadium Drive at Reynolds Park Road when they were in jured. Miss Lea blacked out im mediately, but Miss Nunnally re members the incident this way: “We were crossing the street witli a group of girls, you know, we just dashed out in the street. Some of the group made it but we were less fortunate.” Both young ladies were taken to Reynolds Memorial Hospital where they remained “long enough for them to do X-rays.” Afterwards, tJiey were brought to the school in firmary. Miss Lea, and Miss Nun nally have both been released. As of this printing, the driver of the car has not been apprehended. Rainy weather conditions, the driv er’s failure to use precautions un der such conditions, and the fact that there are no sidewalks lead ing to the stadium are thought to be factors contributing to the mis hap. —Sybil Mitchell —Marilyn Roseboro Chairman Seal To Visit The controversial Bobby Seale, Chairman and co-founder of the Black Panther Party is slated to appear on the campus of Winston- Salem State University during the month of November. Tentative dates are the seventh and the fourteenth. Chairman Bobby, at one time a student at Merritt College, de cided to leave the college because in his own words “the Black stu dents were jiving in college and were hiding behind the ivory-walled towers in the college as well as shucking.” While attending the college, Ciiairman Bobby was a member of the Afro-American-As- sociation and a member of RAM (Revolutionary Action Movement). These two organizations were basic ally cultural nationalist groups that made no distinction between racist whites and non-racists whites, but observed tlie white man as the “op pressor,” period. After the many attempts to organize the students of Merritt College failed, Bobby and his new found friend Huey P. Newton decided to resign from the Soul Students Advisory Council (S.S.A.C.). They then proceeded to organize, in the Black community, an organization to lead the Black Liberation Struggle. During the summer periods Chairman Bcbby was able to work with anti-poverty programs; thus, he became aware of the problems confronting the people. Consequent ly, through his evaluation, he saw a need for a Community Actions Patrol whose purpose would be to patrol the “pigs” in the Black Community. On Sept, 15, the office of Re search and Development adminis tered a survey compiled by the American Council on Education to 551 new students. The survey con tained 29 items which were sent to the Council for analysis. Accord ing to Dr. Archie Blount, Director of Research and Development, the results from the council will be back in December. Dr. Blount released the facts pertaining to a very interesting question. Many students would like | to know what encouraged their | fellow students to attend W.S.S.U. ■According to the survey only 4'c of the students came here because they were not accepted elsewhere. Thirty-four per cent came because of the University's reputation. Thirty-five per cent favored the educational programs offered and 18'; came because of low tuition. The universal reasons such as “wanting to leave home" and friends' influence accounted for 9'c of the 551 students coming here. The survey simply revealed a va riety of reasons as to why students attend W.S.S.U. The News Argus would like to extend a hearty wel come to all new Rams . . . what ever your reasons for coming may be. -Sybil Mitchell llll A STUDENT UNION-AT LAST From the Community Actions ' Patrol emerged the Black Panther' I Party for Self-Defense. But upon realizing tliat tlie “pigs” were not responsible for their actions, but were being controlled by the busi nessmen, Chairman Bobby saw a need for a more political approach; so he and Huey decided that they should drop the Self-Defense and become the Black Pantlier Party. The purpose of the rostructed Par ty was to bring revolutionary polit ical power to the Black people. Chairman Bobby is presently out on bond, after being charged for inciting a riot by the state of Illinois. As of May 1971 the charges of kidnapping, murder, and interstate flight to avoid prosecu tion by the state of Connecticut had been dropped. Although the dates for his ap pearances are tentative, we tlie students of W.S.S.U. are looking forward to his arrival. —Ronnie Wingate The Moyer Hauser Student Union has experienced many obstacles since the beginning of its construc tion in the fall of 1970. Due to strikes and failures to receive the necessary materials, the contrac tors were unable to meet their Aug ust 31, 1971 deadline. They were granted extensions because of the extenuating circumstances sur rounding the delays. However, ithey are required to pay a fee for each day that they exceed the deadline. The $800,000 structure was in spected on Tuesday, Octo'Der 12, 1971. Only a few cabinets and some furniture are needed to com plete the facility. These are ex pected to arrive near the 1st of November. It will house the book store, post office, canteen, barber and beauty shops. SG.\ office. News ■\rgus office, and a variety of oth er special rooms. There will also be a branch of the Northwestern Bank which will serve the city of Winston-Salem as well as W.S. S.U. students and faculty. Mr. Robbin Kirkland, a 1969 graduate of W.S.S.U., has been se- Strange But True Have you heard about the pros perous white artists stationed at Winston-Salem Fair this past week who could only do white portraits? The quickest way to change your Black face is to have them do a 35 minute sitting. You'll have to catch them next year—if you're interested. —Brenda Tavlor lected as director of the student union. He holds a Masters Degree in Individual Relations from South ern Illinois University and was as sistant director of the student union there. President Williams stated that Mr. Kirkland was chosen be cause he has an interest in the school, and he is young enough to relate to students and under stand their problems and needs. —MarihTi Roseboro The 11 gi 11’ Rams The Winston-Salem State Univers ity Swingin' Rams, fresh off their tour of Europe where they visited cities in England. France, Ger many, Belgium, and Holland, have an album commg up shortly of the tunes they played in Europe. The Swingin' Rams already have one album in circulation entitled "Total Sound W.S.S.U.'’ which was released in September of 1969. The stage band is now in prep aration for the Alumni Cabaret Ball. .Auditions were held for new members wishing to join the or ganization on October 8. Keep your ears open for more soulful sounds from the Swingin’ Rams. ' —-Aulander Sessoms PROFESSOR^S WORK PUBLISHED The October issue of the Foreign Service Journal, the professional magazine of America's career diplomats, contains an article by Dr. William F. Sheppard of Winston-Salem State University. Entitled “The New Diplomacy is 100 Years Old," the article refers to current State Department efforts to reform the Foreign Service of the United States. It points out tliat many of the problems being addressed by today's reformers, along with the solutions they propose, are basically similar to those encountered by committees of the British House of Commons while reforming their diplomatic service in the middle of the 19th century. Professor Sheppard has an unusual background for an academician. In 1947 he dropped out of high school after the 10th grade and enlisted in the U. S. Marine Corps, where he began to attend college classes at night in 1957, and over the next ten yeai-s earned his B.A. from the University of Maryland and a M.A. from California State College at Fullerton, California. Dr. Sheppard, an associate professor of history, joined the faculty at W.S.S.U. in September 1970 after taking his Ph.D. in diplomatic his tory at the University of Georgia. He is currently at work on a book describing the 19th century foundations of 20-th century reforms in the British and American diplomatic services.