THE NEWS ARGUS
Youth Fare Unfair?
Black Forerunners Set Pace
made first blues record, “Crazy Blues,” in
developed technique for extracting blood
first Black in the U. S, Senate since
first Black college grad., co-founder of
W. Montague Cobb
a Capt, — first Black commander in
co-founder of National Urban League
Oscar De Priest
first Black woman to sit in a Southern
performed world's first open heart surgery
Ruth S. Baldwin
first Black congressman since 1901
Daniel H. Williams
major historian of the Negro in medicine
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SAP Announces Elections
Washington, D. C. — While nine million
college students are returning to campus,
the Civil Aeronautics Board is wondering
when to break the news of their decision.
In January, 1968, CAB examiner Arthur
S. Present ruled that discount fares
limited to persons 12 to 21 years old are
“unjustly discriminatory” because age
alone isn’t a valid distinction between
passengers. Shortly thereafter, Mr.
Present received mail from college stu
dents by the sack load. Their expression
of opinion was so overwhelming that the
CAB ruled that airline youth fare
discounts don’t unjustly discriminate
against adults. The board put off any
decision on a petition to abolish the
discounts until a study of whether the
fares were reasonable in relation to car
rier costs was completed.
After four years of study, the CAB
planned to make an announcement of
their decision in August, an official
stated. Sources at several airlines agree
the announcement will probably be de
layed until after the November elec
tions. They concur that chances for the
People have a lot of bad things to say
about good ol’ State but there is one
thing we can boast about. We have the
only dorm in the district equipped with
a steam bath!!
It has come to the attention of the
Argus that located on the third floor
of Brown Hall is a shower that refuses
to be cut off by ghost or mortal, running
scalding hot water. The residents re
port that even though they find it re
freshing it sometimes poses quite a
fare to continue look bleak.
Originally youth fares were challenged
by National Trailways Bus System, a
trade association of bus companies, and
by TCO Industries, Inc., formerly Trans
continental Bus System, Inc.
U. S. Airlines were spht on the issue
during the examiner’s investigation; 14
of the carriers offering youth discounts
supported them and 10 opposed them or
didn’t take a position.
Over $300 million is spent by young
people on youth fare tickets annually.
Each year over 1-million youth fare
cards are bought by young people who
believe that they are entitled to its
benefits until age 22. If the fare is
abolished, privileges of the card would
It is interesting to note the delayed an
nouncement of the CAB decision comes
in the first election year allowing youth
to vote at age 18. Such news might play
an important part in the elections if
young people sent inquiries to the presi
The dorm matrons have “respectfully”
noted the fact and sent in a report to
the maintenance director but so far
nothing has been done. One student who
wished to remain anonymous said he had
sent a note to the President but had been
referred to the fire department.
Since no one intends to do anything
about it, the residents seem to have
adopted an attitude of “enjoy it while
it lasts”. Anyway, it’s good for the
Three students have been chosen to fill
vacancies in the R, J, Reynolds Scholar
Program Director, Warren C. Old
ham recently announced that juniors,
Claudette Alston and Bessie Foster and
sophomore, James Smith were selected
from about twelve applicants.
Claudette, a biology major with a
minor in chemistry is from Enfield,
N. C. She’s interested in attending
Bessie is a history major from Iron
Station, N. C. She’s also a former Miss
Lincoln County who hopes to become a
James is from Henderson, N, C. He’s a
biology major who’s active as a member
of the university concert band and as
director of a choir at Zion Memorial
Church in Winston. Like Claudette,
James is interested in medicine.
Selection was based on cumulative
average, achievement since enrollment at
WSSU and recommendations from three
professors who had taught the student.
Final decisions were made by the Ad
visory Committee of the Scholastic
Six members of the Winston-Salem
State University have been named as
Reynolds Professors for the 1972-73 aca
demic year. Of these, four are re-ap
The new appointees are Dr. William F.
Sheppard professor of history, and Dr.
Cleveland Williams, professor of political
The reappointments were: Dr. Jeraline
Harven, professor of business; Dr. Jac
queline Shepperson, professor of biology;
Dr. Charles Gray, professor of English’;
and Dr. Nathan Simms, professor of
Those professors appointed were select
ed on the basis of academic achieve
ment and teaching ability. The Reynolds
Professorships carry a stipend in addi
tion to the faculty member’s regular
The program is financed as part of a
grant from the R. J. Reynolds Tobacco
Co., which established the university's
Scholarship Achievement Program for
student scholarships and faculty stipends
If you are old enough to read this,
chances are you have done some "pretty
silly things" in your life. BUT, have you
ever . . .
—Tried to be sophisticated by smoking a
cigarette and got choked?
—Been walking along in a crowd and
stumbled and fell’’
—Accused someone of taking something
and later found it where you had left
—Gone to sleep in class and woke up to
see the teacher standing over you?
—Had a tray taken away from you in the
dining hall because you didn't have
your meal card?
—Broken something that wasn't yours
so you tried to fix it and completely
tore it up?
—Gone somewhere and got stranded
without a ride?
—Had two dates for a movie so you
figured out a way to get out of one and
the other one didn't come through
—Gone to pay for something in a store
and after the cashier rang it up dis
covered you didn't have enough
money to pay for it?
—Bent to pick up a coin from the floor
and found out it was glued down?
If you have done no more than three
of these things there is still some hope
for you. But if you see yourself in most
of these situations maybe you should talk
it over with some well-adjusted, solid
type citizen like Redd Foxx.
EDITOR - - Marilyn Roseboro
MANAGING EDITOR Ronald Jordan
NEWS EDITOR - Karen McCoy
SPORTS EDITOR John Martin
BUSINESS MANAGER Mona Blackwell
CIRCULATION MANAGER Gilbert Cooley
PHOTOGRAPHER — - John Martin
SECRETARY Mary Blue
Typists Barbara Bradshaw, Sallie Graves, Catherine Pettie,
Rhonda Stover, Maricia Strickland, Deborah Taylor, Phyllis Totten.
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Marie Denning, Advisor
Brown Hall Has Steam Bath