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Vol. XI No. 3
February 1978
Gaines Gets 600th Victory
Most of us started 1978 by going
to parties, setting off fire
crackers, or some other lively
activity, but the man who really
began his new year with a bang
was Coach Qarence “Bighouse”
Gaines. On December 31, 1977 in
the Whitaker Gymnasium Coach
Gaines’' won his 600th career
victory. This victory came during
the WSSU Christmas Classic
when the Rams defeated
Fayetteville State University 97-
79. With this victory under his
belt Coach Gaines started 1978
with the honor of being the
winningest active basketball
Long before the WSSU vs
Fayetteville game was over the
fans knew that this game would
surely mark Gaines’ 600th win.
Personnel from the Physical
Education Department
circulated papers that listed the
years of Gaines’ association with
the university and the basketball
record for those years. Two little
girls walked around the gym with
a large sign that read “Coach
Bighouse Gaines brings in the
New Year with his 600th
Victory.” A large table was set
up at the end of the gym floor and
several large cakes were placed
on it.
Once the buzzer rang the
festivities began. After a large
round of applause by the fans,
presentations were made to
Coach Gaines by Dr. H. Douglas
Covington, WSSU Chancellor,
Mr. Bill Hayes, head football
coach, Carlos Terry, captain of
the Ram basketball team, Mrs.
V.B. Conley, director of the
cherrleaders and Capers Galton,
captain of the Cheerleaders.
When the presentations were
over the fans were invited to
celebrate the victory by having a
slice of cake.
Coach Gaines, as might be
imagined has quite an impressive
record here at WSSU. He began
coaching here in 1947 and has not
had a single losing season.
Gaines has had eight teams to be
CIAA Tournament Champions
and one team in 1967 to win the
NCAA Championship. His first
CIAA tournament win came in
1953 and the others followed in
1957, 1960, 1961, 1963, 1966, 1970,
and 1977 respectively.
Since his 600th victory Gaines
has received recognition from,
many organizations. He was
honored on January 21, 1978 at
the North Carolina Central game
by the Winston-Salem Board of
County Commissioners. On
January 27, 1978 a television
program was done on Gaines and
his career at WSSU.
Coach “Bighouse” Gaines has
been a tremendous asset to the
Athletic Department here at
WSSU. Both the students and
faculty are privileged to be
associated with such an
outstanding man.
Chery 1 Brandon
Aldermen At WSSU
Plans Set
Parents’ Day/Honors Day
Matthew G. Carter, chairman.
New Jersey Civil Rights
Commission and director of
community at Hoffman LaRoche,
Inc., Nutley, New Jersey, will
deliver the address at Winston-
Salem State University’s Honors
Day Program on Sunday, March
The Honors Day Program is
held each year to pay tribute to
all full-time students who have
made high achievement in
various academic fields during
the school year. Students, in each
of the four classes, are honored
for having the highest average(s)
in each major. Recognition is
given to those students with a
cumulative average of 3.3 (B
plus) or better.
This year’s program, a part of
the University’s Annual Parent’s
Day Conference, will be held at
3:00 P.M. in the Kenneth R.
Williams Auditorium. A
reception, sponsored by the
Faculty Wives, will follow
immediately in the lobby. The
Parent’s Day Conference
schedule includes the
Convocation at 11:00 A.M., with
Reverend James D. Ballard,
university chaplain, as the
principle speaker; several art
exhibits and a multi-media
presentation available
throughout the day; and a
concert, “Gospel Expo,”
featuring local and state-wide
choirs. The concert, sponsored by
the graduate and undergraduate
chapters of Sigma Gamma Rho
Sorority, will be held at 7:00 P.M.
in the Kenneth R. Williams
Registration for the Parent’s
Day Conference begins at 8:00
A.M. in the Hauser Student
Union. The programs are open
free to the public.
For a complete listing of
activities call the office of Public
Information at 761-2118.
Larry Little is the new
alderman of Winston-Salem, N.C.
He is 27 years old and the
youngest alderman ever to be
elected by the city. He is a Junior
here at WSSU majoring in
Political Science and minoring in
Public Administration.
Alderman Little, a long time
community activist, served as
the National Coordinator of the
Joann Little Defense Committee.
In the past he was knowm as a
protest leader, and is still vocal
. on protest issues. He feels now,
however that his primary role is
to work effectively with other
elected officers to change policies
that effect our lives.
In the first six weeks of his four
year term, he has been concerned
with enforcing decent housing
code standards in the city.
Alderman Little and his fellow
officials are in the process of
condemning substandard housing
in the community, and are doing
it in a much more aggressive
manner. He is also unhappy
about the 50 miles of dirt streets
in Winston-Salem. Little
proposed to discontinue oiling
and tarring the streets in
Winston-Salem. He feels that
they should be paved instead.
As far as the Police
Department is concerned,
Alderman Little favors
decentralization. He feels that
the Winston-Salem city police
should work in the neighborhoods
where they live. This is one way
they can develop a better
relationship within the
community. He also feels “Team
Policing” is a step in the right
Alderman Little spoke on the
minority employment for the city
of Winston-Salem and said, “The
city has not made any substantial
progress in increasing the
number of minorities employed
by the city government.” Uttle’s
future plans include attending
law school upon graduating from
Winston-Salem State University.
In closing, Alderman Little has
this to say to the student body,
“Politics is a growing field, and
Black students should show more
interest in it, because one day, it
will control their destiny one way ■
or the other.”
Deborah Gibbs
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