North Carolina Newspapers

VOL. X, NO. 1
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
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
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
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
—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
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
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
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
-Sybil Mitchell
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
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
—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 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
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
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.

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