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Zollicoffer Speaks on Problems
Charles Zollicoffer confers with student.
Up until this point the Student Govern
ment has been experiencing organiza
tional problems. We have attempted to
provide the kind of campus leadership
that would make relevant changes that
we called for and supported in our cam
We have written the Student Govern
ment a capable leadership but at this
time lack the student support needed to
make this year — a year of change.
Many times we readily criticize others
without objectively criticizing ourselves.
The Student Government is open to your
criticisms and has begun to move to
correct our mistakes.
Many of the problems and programs
we are working on have not received the
Administration's approval. For example,
the Food Committee has worked toward
changing the conditions in the dining hall.
They have spent long hours doing re
search and investigating the food serv
ice. The recommendations of the Food
Committee have been accepted by the
Student Government but the Administra
tion seems to feel that the students are
primarily the cause for the poor food
service. The cafeteria is equipped to
service approximately 500 persons yet
its services cover 900. Request for new
facilities and equipment have seemingly
fallen upon deaf ears. The Administration
has stated that it would be May 1974
before they could begin to make any
changes in the food services. Can we
wait that long?
Another example; we had worked with
the WAAA radio station and had been
granted air time twice a day for a
Winston-Salem State University news
program. All arrangements had been
finalized, but Chancellor Williams re
jected the program because he felt we
had not gone through the proper channels
obtaining the program.
There are other instances where social
activities have been cancelled because
the administration felt that students
were not quite capable of managing
The Student Government Association
has made mistakes in the past but this
is somewhat expected of anyone assum
ing new jobs. At one point the majority
of work was concentrated among a few
of us. It was quite impossible to deal
with all the aspects of Student Govern
ment. We are not, as stated, above
criticism. W'e have grown and developed
from our mistakes and are now a unified
working cadre. We are asking for your
ideas, concern and support. On Wednes
day, November 14, the Grievance Com
mittee met in the Student Union asking
for your problems, grievances, com
ments, criticisms and suggestions. We
will begin to work to meet these needs
and correct whatever is necessary. We
ask you to join us with this task.
We are seeking the cooperation of
campus organizations in implementing
the programs which we have organized,
particularly now, in the area of our Free
Clothing Rally to help poor Black fami
lies survive the winter.
America proves, certainly, if any nation
ever has, that man cannot live by bread
alone; on the other hand, men can
scarcely begin to react to this principle
until they and still more, their children
—have enough to eat. Hunger has no
principles, it simply makes men, at
worst, wretched, and at best dangerous.
Also, it must be remembered, it cannot
be overstated that those centuries of
oppression are also the history of a
system of thought, so that both the man
who considers himself master and the
man who is treated like a mule suffer
from a particular species of schizo
phrenia, in which each longs to be the
other. “What connects a slave to his
master is more tragic than that which
separates them.”
As stated in previous years, the re
organization of higher education would
in essence phase out Black Universities.
W'e are finding a dramatic increase in
the number of white faculty members,
and there are few black contractors hired
for university projects. Our staff has
been told that this is not a Black Uni
versity. We maintain that it is, and its
purpose should be to meet the black
community’s educational needs. Students
as a whole must realize their changing
relationship to society. In order for us
to Save and Change Black Universities
we must organize and act as a unified
It is true that political freedom is a
matter of power and has nothing to do
with morality; if one had hoped to find
a way around this principle, the per
formance of power at bay, which is
the situation of the Western nations, and
the very definitions of the American
crisis, has sliced this hope to pieces.
Moreover, as habits of thought reinforce
and sustain the habits of power, it is not
even remotely possible for the excluded
to become included, for this inclusion
means, the end of the status quo. The
university system in America has seem
ingly joined rank with the military-
industrial complex.
Remember Student Government is at
your service. We have developed a num
ber of programs and services which we
will inform you of during the coming
weeks. Let the SGA know your griev
ances, comments, suggestions, and criti
Charles Zollicoff'er,
President of the SGA
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The O'Kelly Library was the setting
for a book exhibit during November. The
exhibit contained 470 new library books
listed at the elementary level by cur
riculum area. Within the two grade
ranges of Preschool to Grade 3 and
Grades 4-6, the books were listed alpha
betically by authors under various heads
that related them to the teaching pro
The exhibit also contained professional
books. There were 47 titles listed under
thirteen main classifications. A special
subject index was included which broke
the books down into a broad range of
The large Conference Room was the
area of the library in which the display
was set up. The exhibit was sponsored
by the Children's Literature and Young
People's Literature classes in cooperation
with The O'Kelly Library.
The books were furnished through the
services of Books On Exhibit, North
Bedford Road, Mount Kisco, New York.
— Karen McCoy
On October 2, 1973, the governors’
Efficiency Study Commission met in
Raleigh and presented its report on the
condition of North Carolina’s state
government to Governor James E. Hols-
houser. Winston-Salem State University
was among the state institutions investi
The 218 page document summarizes 676
recommendations for organizational, ad
ministrative and operational improve
ments in 102 departments, divisions,
offices, commissions, and other state
The commission’s findings indicate the
following about W'SSU: “The university
is accomplishing its basic mission in
teacher training, nursing education, and
the liberal arts. Its accounting systems
are manual but effective with the excep
tion of National Direct Student Loans
and traffic violation collection operations.
The computer center operates a card-
orientated computer which provides most
of the university’s student academic re
lated requirements. The security force’s
training and communication systems
proved inadequate. Also, the university’s
1968 master plan does not complement
the intention of the administration to
develop a walking campus.”
(Continued on Pago Five)

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