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    Bond Issue To Be Voted On
Because a revenue shortfall
severely limited direct
appropriations for needed capital
improvements on most of the 16
campuses of the University of
North Carolina, Tar Heel voters
on March 23 will decide whether
the State will issue $43,267,000 in
capital improvement bonds for
state-supported institutions of
Higher learning.
In discussing the March 23
Bond Referendum during a
recent meeting of WSSU faculty
and staff, Mr. C.C. Ross,
Chairman of the WSSU Board of
Trustees, stated that the
University’s objective is not
expansion through monies
received but the upgrading of
classroom and laboratory
facilities and supportive
programs available to ^udents
already on campus.
From data provided by Mr.
William Eagles, Director of
Research at WSSU, we find that
when considering current
enrollment figures related to
available academic space that
WSSU falls below the stated
generated norm of 93 square feet
per student at four-year
With only 80 square feet of
academic space per student
WSSU has less available
academic space per student than
any of the four-year institutions
within the UNC system. Current
data show that intensive use is
made of exisiting facilities to the
point of overcrowding in some
Other data provided by Mr.
Eagles brought out some
interesting facts concerning
WSSU’s role in this area relative
to other institutions. All figures
were based on 1974 fall
enrollments, as figures for other
institutions will not be available
to Eagles’ office until later this
In Fall ’74 there were 5,875
undergraduate students living in
Winston-Salem. Of those 1,813 or
forty-nine (49.2) percent were
enrolled at Winston-Salem State.
Forsyth County residents who
were undergraduate students
within the county numbered 1,071
in 1974. Of those 650 or sixty-one
(61) percent were enrolled at
WSSU. WSSU enrolled more
Forsyth County residents than
any other constituent of the
University of North Carolina.
In fact it enrolled more than
any other four-year institution in
the country. The University of
North Carolina at Greensboro,
UNC-Chapel Hill, and
Appalachian State University
followed in enrollment of Forsyth
County students. In his remarks
to the group of concerned faculty
and staff Chancellor Kenneth R.
Williams said that passage of the
Bond Referendum will assure
construction of much needed
He said, “It will assure
Winston-Salem State University
of a long anticipated, especially
functional facility that will
provide additional classroom and
laboratory space”.
The proposed building will
substantially address the
University’s need for academic
space. It will house the Computer
Center, making it more
accessible for instructional
purposes; the Educational Media
Center, providing for increased
production of instructional aids
and facilities for workshops and
instruction in the various areas of
communication; the Enrichment
Center which provides supportive
and-or skills building services
and tutorial services to students;
the foreign language and speech
laboratories; and a lecture room
with a seating capacity of 370
people and twelve smaller
capacity classrooms.
If the $43 million bond issue is
passed, WSSU will receive
$2,175,000 for construction of this
The Bond Referendum has
broad state and local support. To
help boost chances of the bond
issue passing county committees
of alumni, university officials
and other supporters have been
set up to urge “yeS” votes.
Wayne A. Corpening of Winston-
Salem, a senior officer with
Wachovia Bank and Trust Co.,
was chosen by the University of
North Carolina Board of
Governors to head a statewide
committee. Mr. John Tandy,
Personnel Director of Hanes
Corporation, is serving as
Chairman of the Forsyth County
Committee to Support the
Campus Bond Issue.
Prominent citizens serving on
the WSSU Committee to Support
the Campus Bond Issue include
Mrs. Florence Creque, Mr.
William Maready, Ms. Barbara
Westmoreland, and Mr. Carl
State Treasurer, Edwin Gill,
has said that he officially
supports the bond issue for
capital improvements on the
campuses of the University of
North Carolina. He has stated
that he does not foresee any
increase in tax to the general
public as a result of this bond
VOL. IX, NO. 6
March 5, 1976
Marshall Is Magnificent
By Janet Brower
The audience had grown very
restless by the time
Shakesperean actor William
Marshall walked out onto the
stage of the Kenneth R. Williams
Auditorium for his performance.
But by the time Marshall
completed his oration, taking the
audience back to a life and time
in slavery, recounted through the
words of the famed abolitionist
Fredrick Douglass the delay had
been forgotten.
Marshall, best known to
audiences for his portrayal of the
blood-sucking vampire
“Blacula” in recent films, was a
featured speaker last month
during “Black History Week” at
Winston-Salem State University.
His performance, titled “An
Evening with Frederick
Douglas,” was a re-enactment of
the Fourth of July speech
Douglass made before a group of
citizens as the United States
celebrated its 76th birthday of
“freedom and independence.”
Dressed in attire that drew
chuckles from some of the
younger members of the
audience when he walked out,
Marshall wore a three-piece
brown polyester suit, accented
wiih a white shirt and dark tie.
He also wore a hairpiece.
Beginning his speech, belching
out the same deep, strong sounds
that bounced off the theater walls
in the movies as Blacula
addressed his followers,
Marshall, as Douglass, began his
speech by admitting the
circumstances of the task before
him, and the difficulties that
arose in his preparation of the
His words were an unveiling of
the realities of the slave situation
prior to the Civil War, and the
imprints that were left on the
dignity and character of blacks.
Elaborating on slavery, and the
agony and despair experienced
by blacks during that time,
Douglass included the fact that
few blacks could not even talk
about their families. Any attempt
to ask questions concerning ones’
family in those days, he asserted,
was regarded as an act of
impudence, and resulted in harsh
In a voice that rang out the
celebrations that were taking
place on that day, Douglass
extended congratulations to the
citizens before him, although he
himself had nothing to celebrate.
“Fellow citizens, pardon me
Continued on 6
In This Issue
Book Review
Fine Arts Festival
Paula’s Puzzles
March 7,1976
Theme: New Directions in Higher Education for 1976
10:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m.-l:30p.m.
2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
3:00 p.m.
Registration - Student Union
Parents’ Day Convocation
Attorney Richard C. Erwin
N.C. Assemblyman, Speaker
K.R. Williams Auditorium
Dinner - WSSU Kennedy DiiangHall
Parents’ Conference
AdminLstration, Faculty and Staff
Open House Tours
Fine Arts Festival
WSSU Choir & Ensemble Performance
Parents’ Day Exhibits
Art Exhibit
Lobby - Kenneth R. Williams Auditorium
Art Works by WSSU Art Majors
Arranged by Mr. Haywood L. Oubre, Head of WSSU Art Dept.
Arts & Crafts Exhibit
Hauser Student Union Art Gallery - Second Floor
Arranged by Mrs. Elaine Brown, Coordinator of Student Activities
History of Winston-Salem State University Exhibit
Hauser Student Union - 1st Floor
Arranged by Mr. Ernest Andrews, Director of Placement
and Sandy Robinson WSSU Art Major
Specials Begin
In observance of the
Bicentennial Celebration WSSU,
in cooperation with the Winston-
Salem-Forsyth County Arts
Council and television station
WXII, has produced four ninety-
minute television programs that
will be broadcast on the four
Thursdays in March on WXII-
Channel 12 at 7:30 p.m. The series
is entitled “We The People”.
It was made possible as the
result of a $20,885 grant from the
North Carolina Humanities
Committee to WSSU and the
Winston-Salem Forsyth County
Bicentennial Commission for a
project entitled, “The Individual
and the Continuing American
Revolution”. WXII committed
the necessary production
facilities, creative talent,
promotion and broadcast time.
The director of this project is Dr.
William Sheppard.
The steering committee, which
provided overall direction of the
program, is made up as follows:
Winston-Salem - Forsyth
County Bicentennial Commission
- Mr. M.C. Benton, Jr., Mrs.
John D. Eller, Jr., Dr. J. Edwin
Hendricks, Mr. Milton Rhodes.
Continued) 6
Coach Clarence “Bighouse” Gaines was named NAIA co-Coach-of-
the-Year along with Sam Moir of Catawba. The Rams made history
with a lft-0 CIAA conference record.

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