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October 25
DURHAM, N. C., TUESDAY, SEPT. 30,"1^58
SG Takes Action Against White Merchants
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500 Frosh Make Record Enrollment
For the first time in North Carolina College history, a record
number of over 500 freshmen enrolled for the first semester. Ac
cording to a Freshman Assembly seating chart there are 492; how
ever, a few names were not included because of late registration.
The freshmen began invading the campus on September 9 and 10
in order to begin orientation activities.
Freshmen and upper classmen direction of Dr. C. E. Boulware,
enrolling at North Carolina Col
lege for registration September
11-18 foimd campus-wide coun
seling services available to them.
Special freshmen advisers,
who annually are responsible for
preventing a large number of
first year students from failing
some of their subjects, were as
signed on September 17 at 7:30
p.m. in B. N. Duke auditorium.
After a formal welcome pro-
grMn at 7:30 Thursday in B. N.
Duke auditorium, the students
started a busy round of subject
matter examinations and physi^
cal check-ups from Friday Sept.
12 through Wednesday Sept. 17.
Freshmen students were given:
a special library orientation,
after a personality inventory
from 12 noon to 1 p.m. in the
education building on Saturday
September 13.
On Sunday, September 15,
two religious events and the
annual faculty-new students tea
in Ihe Senior Bowl introduced
fre-ihmen to the spiritual and
social aspects of NCC. Under the
the colfege Sunday School held
its first meeting of the year at
9 a.m. in B. N. Duke auditorium.
At 3:30 p.m. the auditorium was
the scene of the first vesper ser
vice of the year. Dr. J. Neal
Hughley, college minister, de
livered the inspirational mes
Meanwhile, the student govern
ment hosted the freshmen at
a party in the Annie D. Shepard
recreation room on Friday night
and at a dance in the women’s
gymnasivim Saturday night. At
each affair the freshmen wore
their ‘62 beanies and student
government pins.
The education building was
the scene for all tests this year.
Also held in the education buil
ding on Tuesday, September 9
at 7 p.m. was the year’s first
meeting of the faculty and staff.
NCC President Alfonso Elder
-presided at the meeting.
Registration began at 8:30 on Wednesday, Sejhembei’
17. Classfjs started at 8:30 a.m.
Friday, September 19.
The above four attractive freshmen coeds are
among the record freshmen class currently en
rolled at NCC. They are shown here amidst a bud-
dingr crepe myrtle tree’s blossoms at the annual
Faculty-New Students tea with NCC’s prize win
ning art teacher, Mr. Edward N. Wilson, Jr.
Teacher of many prize winning students, Mr. Wil
son is currently painting a mural on the wall of
the Music and Fine Arts Building. Coeds shown
are Catherine P. Wiggins, Ahoskie; Anne Pago
Parker, Winton; Jocelyn Cooke, Raleigh; and
Linda V. Chavis, Ahoskie.
Morrow Interviews French Officials
ThoiK^s Lee Caiiieroji
Dr. John H. Morrow, head of
the French Department at North
Administration Remains Silent
SG Protests Merchants 'Oversight’
In one of its duties for the
year the NCC Student Govern
ment Association, headed by Je
rome Dudley, a senior from
Asheville, launched a full-scale
protest against the , Durham
Merchants Association for al-^
leged prejudice in welcoming!
students to Durham, often call
ed The Friendly City and The
City of Exciting Stores.
The protest which has been
given full coverage—front page
in the Durham Herald-Sun news
papers with much publicity for
SG president Jerome Dudley hag
had no interference from thei
North Carolina College adminis-i
tration, except in the formula
tion of a faculty committee to
negotiate with the Merchants.
On Saturday, September 13,
after freshmen were in their 3rd
day of orientation activities at
Principals in the Student Government protest of the Durham
Merchants Association’s “oversight” of NCC students in the DMA’s
welcoming of students to Durham are shown here clasping hands.
They are Benjamin S. Page, editor of the Eagle yearbook; Jerome
Dudley, President of the SG; and Robert Kornegay, vice president.
NCC and the stickers welcoming
Duke Freshmen were in win
dows of member stores of the
DMA, SG president Dudley call
ed a 1 p.m. meeting of all upper
classmen. At the meeting the
approximately 70 students were
briefed concerning the issue on
hand and asked to help plan
some form of organized protest.
The students unanimously
agreed to send a student dele
gation to the DMA for a discus
sion of the problem which has
existed for many years now.
Although sentiments for a
boycott were expressed, the stu
dents agreed to wait for arrival
of all upperclassmen (Septem
ber 16-17) before making a final
decision. Results of the contact
with the DMA were to deter
mine the course of action, also.
The Sunday, September 14,
edition of the Durham Morning
Herald carried a front page re
lease from the NCC Student
Government Association protest-,
ing the unfair custom of the ex
clusion of NCC students from
the DMA’s annual welcoming
campaign for college students.,
The article made known “there
are strong sentiments for a boy
cott (of stores belongiiig to the
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Season tickets for three major
productions of the NCC Thes
pians are on sale for the first tim«
this year. Prices are: $1.00 for
students and $2.50 for adults.
Contact Miss Mary Bohanon in
the Music and Fine Arts building.
(iarolina College, visited!^ France
this summer to do research and
interview French officials. The
trip was financed by a grant of
the North Carolina College Re
search Committee.
Dr. Morrow left Quebec,
Canada, June 6, aboard the liner
Arosa Sun. He landed at Le
Havre, France, June 15. Due to
the tension in France, he was
told that it would be inadvisa
ble to attempt to delve into the
Algerian and African problems;
however, he was issued a “safe
conduct” pass after conferring
at the French Embassy.
His main tasks consisted of do
ing research at the Bibliotheque
Nationale at Paris and inter
viewing French gfficials, African
Deputies in the National Assem
bly, Algerians, students, and
average Frenchmen. Among
those interviewed were Leopold
Sengloi, Deputy from Senegal
and leader of the PRA (one ol
the most important African
Politial Parties), Gabrielle Li-
sette, Deputy from Tchad and
parliamentary leader of the RDA
(another important party in tha
National Assembly), Faul-Maro
Henri of the Ministry of Foreign
Affairs, Henri L’Anglais, (advi
sor on Alger is) at the Ministry
of Foreign Affairs. The French
Embassy gave him some help in
arranging some interviews; how
ever, the majority were ar
ranged by him. He said he would
have been greatly handicapped,
if he had not spoken French, for
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New Echo Editor And Staff Begin
Duties Witli Award Winning Paper
Having returned to the cam
pus several days prior to the
opening of school, Theodore
Gilliam, Editor-In-Chief of the
Campus Echo, and his staff
members immediately began
work in order to get the first
issue of the paper off press. In
the first meeting of the new
staff, Gilliam stated, “It is my
sincere hope that this will be a
successful year for the Campus
Echo, and that every staff mem
ber will do his share toward
helping it maintain the high
honors it has won during the
past three years. As Editor-in-
chief, I shall do everything
within my power to attain this
This summer, Mr. Gilliam at
tended summer school and ser
ved as editor for the Summer
EUiho. Along with Mr. Horace
Dawson, Lindsey Merritt, and
some student journalists, Gilliam
published four issues of the
Summer ’Echo.
The following staff appoint
ments have been made by the
Editor; Business Manager, Lu
ther Gerald, a junior commerce
major and member of the foot
ball squad; Co-literary Editors,
Flora Snipes and Samuel Floyd,
both from Durham and both
English majors.
For the first time in the his
tory of the Echo, a freshman has
been named Managing Editor.
Thomas Lee Cameron, a formen
staff member of , the award win
ning Hillside Chronicle, received
tutelage from Gilliam and Mr.
H. G. Dawson during the sum
mer school session. A major in
physics, Cameron has deep in
terest in student activities.
Ruth Royster, political science
major from Roxboro and a four
year staffer of the Echo, was
feature writer in 1955, news edi
tor in 1956 and 1957, and is cur-
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