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DURHAM, N. C., NOVEMBER 26, 1953
PRICE: 15c
New Deadline Set For
Fund Drive; $4,000 In
A new deadline of December
3 has been set for final United
Fund Reports.
The United Fund is the City
of Durham’s effort to pool all
welfare contributions into one
fund. The UF replaces the Com
munity Chest plan of solicita
At its report on November 19,
the North Carolina College
chapter subscribed 103.%of its
quota of $4,000. According to Dr.
Charles A. Ray, North Carolina
College’s “colonel” in the UF
campaign, this is “100% more
than the Community Chest con
tribution of $2,000 in 1952.”
However, Dr. Ray said, “We
are earnestly trying to get 100%
cooperation of faculty, staff, and
students in this cooperative com
munity effort.”
Miss Helen V. McLean, stu
dent assistant in the News Bur
eau, and Miss Yvonne Scruggs,
ECHO editor in chief, are in
charge of the student division
with rank of “lieutenant col
Dr. Ray said the 1953 staff of
solicitors have “Done a tremen
dous job in public relations in
putting the UF campaign over
^he top. Considera’sle ' credit
must also be given our faculty,
staff, and student contributors
who have demonstrated their
mature awareness of our insti
tution’s civic responsibility in
the UF campaign.”
(Continued on Page 8)
Omegas Sponsor
Two Programs
Campus Omegas, the Tau Psi
chapter, celebrated National
Achievement Week with two
programs—a forum on current
problems and an award cere
On November 5, the group
presented four persons in a
round table forum on current
problems affecting the Negro.
Speakers were Dr. Helen Ed
monds, Mr. R. N. Harris, and Mr.
Arthur Banks.- Dr. Charles A.
Ray was master of ceremonies.
The group discussed “The Ne
gro’s Position in an Integrated
America,” “The Negro Press,”
and “The Sacrifices and Respon
sibilities of Securing Social, Eco
nomic and Political Equality.”
The question and answer pe
riod that followed the discus
sions brought out numerous
points of interest affecting the
problems outlined in formal pre
sentations by panel members.
In special ceremonies on Sun
day, November 8, the group pre
sented its Achievement Award to
J. H. Wheeler, president of the
Mechanics and Farmers Bank.
Mr. Wheeler responded with an
address from the subject “Op-
portunitities and Responsibilities
of Integrated Citizenship in Our
Other activities of the year
for Tau Psi chapter include its
“Night in Harlem” social and the
annual smoker for freshmen
men, both given earlier in the
year. The smoker was held at
the Algonquin Club House
Trustees Name
Durham Dentist
Dr. J. M. Hubbard, prominent
Durham dentist, was reelected
secretary of the integrated
North Carolina College Trustee
Board for the fifth time here
last week.
Other officers named included
R. M. Gantt, Durham lawyer,
who was reelected chairman of
the board; and Bascom Baynes,
president of Home Security Life
Insurance Company in Durham,
who was named vice-chairman.
Gantt has been ill for several
months and the active leadership
is expected to center in Baynes’
Ernest B. Johnson, outstand
ing Winston-Salem businessman,
was among five new trustees
meeting with the group last
Tuesday. Other new trustees in
clude: C. A. Dandelake, Tarboro;
T. W. Ellis, Jr., Henderson;
State Senator Nelson Woodson,
Banks Wilkins, Sanford; and
Coed Wins Award
Miss Patsy Phelps, a senior,
majoring in Art at North Caro
lina College won a second and a
third place award in the Adult
Art Division at the 1953 North
Carolina State Fair, Raleigh.
Miss Phelps won a second
place award in the oil painting
section which carried the tradi
tional red ribbon and a cash
prize. The third place award was
won in the ceramics section with
her handmade water pot.
House And Senate Pass
Bills Sponsored By NCC
FEPC BiU Pushed
By A. & T. College
The 17th annual North Caro
lina State Student Legislative
Assembly passed a “dynamite
bill” last Friday, calling for the
elimination of all unfair employ
ment practices in the State of
North Carolina. The bill was in
troduced in both the Senate and
the House of Representatives by
delegates from North Carolina
Agricultural 2nd Technical Col
An award made by the In
terim Council to the school
sponsoring the best prepared
bill or resolution was received
by the A. and T. delegation for
this FEPC legislation as intro
duced and amended in the Sen
ate. The bill was not amended in
the House. The award consisted
of a certificate commending the
school for its preparation of the
'Victory Fever'
A holiday atmosphere per
vaded the campus throughout
the week as students made pre
parations to descend in droves
upon Greensboro for the annual
Turkey Day gridiron tangle with
the Aggies of North Carolina A.
and T. College. Cries of “On to
A. and T.” and “Down with the
Aggies” were heard in pep rall
ies, and placards with similar
slogans flooded the campus.
The climax comes today when
busses and cars bearing hun
dreds of students, faculty mem
bers and Durhamites set out for
Greensboro and the 20th re
newal of the annual fall classic.
Victory Dance
Surrounding the main attrac
tion is a series of dances and
parties in Greensboro which will
also be attended by visiting
Durhamites. The leading social
affair will be the ball on A. and
T.’s campus Thursday night.
However, numerous other dances
and parties are expected to take
place, including a “victory cele
bration.” According to one NCC
player, “This Victory celebra
tion will definitely include us.”
Student Government president
Elliott B. Palmer predicted that
the campus will look like a
“ghost town” on Thursday after
busses and cars have set out for
Greensboro. And Dean of Men
J. L. Stewart said Childley Hall
will be virtually uninhabited.
“Practically every man living
here will be in Greensboro,” he
NCC Favored
The same situation will obtain
among the women, according to
Dean Latham, who expects that
“most of the girls will be at the
game.” “They have been mak
ing preparations for a long time,”
she said.
Although the Thanksgiving
game is always the one which
(Continued on Page 8)
Two items of legislation
presented by the delegation
from North Carolina College
were passed by the Senate and
House of Representatives of the
North Carolina Student Legisla
tive Assembly at their 17th an
nual session in the State Capitol
Building in Raleigh, November
Richard Fuller from North
Carolina State was elected Presi
dent and Yvonne Scruggs, North
Carolina College, was elected
Secretary-Treasurer of the In
terim Council at the joint meet
ing of both Houses Saturday.
The Interim Council is compos
ed of two representatives from
each participating school and is
the governing body of NCSSLA.
NCC’s two Interim Council
representatives are Beatrice Cog-
dell and Sherman Perry.
Two Bills
A bill “To Make All Counties
in North Carolina Wet” intro
duced by Ernest Ward in the
House and Thelma Melvin in the
Senate was accepted without
changes by both Houses. A Re
solution to Guarantee Teachers-
Academic Freedom' introduced
by Samuel Chess was amended
and passed in the Senate. This
same resolution by
SUtViTnia^i Pej ry in th«;
passed by acclamation. ' '
Officers for both bodies were
elected by the first session of the
Senate and the House. Wade
Kornegay and Yvonne Scruggs,
, (Continued on Page 8)
Pictured above are six of the North Carolina College delegates to the North Carolina State Stu-
Legislative Assembly. Left to right they are: Ernest Ward, Rocky Mount; Yvonne Scruggs,
Buffalo, New York; Sherman Perry, Langhorne, Pa.; William Bulow, Greenville; Thelma Melvin,
Fayetteville; Wade Kornegay, Mount Olive. Not pictured are Samuel Chess, High Point; and Bea
trice Cogdell, Washington.
3 Colleges Form
In an effort to work more
nearly in harmony with the or
ganization’s integration objec
tives, NAACP chapters at North
Carolina College, Duke Univer
sity and the University of North
Carolina recently formed a con
solidated NAACP chapter. Of
ficers and members represent
the three schools.
The consolidated group was
(^ongratulated on the merger and
addressed recently by Mr. Her
bert Wright, National Office
Youth Secretary of the NAACP,
in the B. N. Duke Auditorium.
Mr. Wright pointed out that the
NAACP is constantly endeavor
ing to give Negroes opportunities
of employment in highly special
ized areas such as International
Law and urged the Negro stu
dents to prepare themselves to
take advantage of these new op
portunities. '
Mr. Wright also discussed
some of the advantages offered
by Youth Program of the NAA
CP, citing summer camp em
ployment, industrial educational
employment and scholarships.
Irmenia Davis of NCC is presi
dent of the new consolidated
group. The vice-president is Ber
nice Whitehead, also of NCC,
and the second vice-president is
Jolee Fritz, a student at Duke.
Other officers are Lorraine
James, NCC secretary; Bernice
Sawyer, NCC, assistant secre
tary; and Laquitta Hall, NCC,

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