BEAT THOSE AGGIES! Campus RUTH/ at *DunAcuK Echo VOLUME 12—NUMBER 3 DURHAM, N. C., NOVEMBER 26, 1953 PRICE: 15c BEAT THOSE 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 tion. 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.” Colonels 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 onel” Complimented 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 mony. 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 Democracy.” 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’ hands. 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 Salisbury. MISS PATSY PHELPS 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 lege. 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 bill. 'Victory Fever' t Grips 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 said. 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 19-21. 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 Bi-Race NAACP 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. ' Speaker 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, treasurer.