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    Leaders Approve Idea
March On Capitol?
Leaders of NCC’s chapter of
the National Association for the
Advancement of Colored Peo
ple approved North Carolina
integration leaders’ proposed
‘march’ on the state capital at
Raleigh, but agreed that the
chapter’s members will make the
decision as to whether NCC’s
group will participate.
The college leaders made their
comments after hearing of the
action of 19 state integration
leaders who agreed earlier this
week that “a march on Raleigh
is needed to support local dem
Chapter president, Quinton
Baker, said that the proposed
march “is a good idea but the
students will have to decide
about the group participating, as
a whole.”
Morris Johnson, first vice-
president, endorsed the march
Faculty Members
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NCC President Samuel P.
Massie announced the appoint
ments of 28 new fulltime facul
ty members for the 1963-64
school year. In addition, he an
nounced the employment of
three visiting teachers, fifteen
persons in non-teaching posts,
and the appointments on a per
manent basis of five persons
who held temporary positions in
Replacements and additions,
the new teaching personnel are
the following, by departments:
Romance Languages: Mrs.
Monique H. Brockman, Mrs.
Est, 'Ppnrtiello, Thomas F.
Pinson, Vergil C. Wright, and
Miss Ginette Plummer.
English: Miss Lorraine Live
ly, Henry L. Brooks, Mrs. Thom-
asenia Shaw, Miss Jean M. Ed-
Education: Dr. Charles W.
Orr, Mrs. Daisy W. Robson,
Mrs. Minnie B. Lucas, Marvin
E. Duncan, George Edward
Biology: Dr. Nell Hirschberg,
David Denny. Chemistry: Dr.
Raj N. Prasad, Dr. Norman
Padnos. Music: Mrs. Constance
(See MASSIE, page 6)
idea and expressed strong be
lief about NCC students parti
“I like the idea,” Johnson
said; “it (the march) will have
a profound effect upon the citi
zens of North Carolina. It will
serve to let the people know
that the Negro is discontented
with his present status,” he con
Rev. Henry G. Elkins, col
lege minister and advisor to the
college’s NAACP chapter, com
mented: “Yes, I think it’s a
good idea. However,” he said,
(See LEADERS, page 8)
SGA President
Seeks Change
student Government Presi
dent James Ferguson announced
this week that his administra
tion plans to present four “per
tinent” proposals to the student
congress and college administra
tion this year.
Ferguson’s first proposal will
deal with a constitutional
change to give students more
autonomy. Following in order
will be solving the cafeteria
problem, establishing intercol
legiate relations with other col
leges and universities through
out the nation, and promoting
the academic and cultural lives
of NCC students.
“In order for the SGA to per
petrate a positive plan of ac
tion,” Ferguson said, “its powers
must be expanded and its posi
tion more clearly defined; other
wise, its greatest accomplish
ment will be confusion and frus
“We advocaic a constitution:;!
revision which will make the
SGA responsible for student
discipline subject to approval of
the administration, give it power
to apportion the Student Acti
vity Fee among student organi
zations dependent upon it and
render it able to carry vital
and urgent issues directly to the
He said that the Student
Court which is provided for in
present constitution has not
functioned in previous years be
cause its powers are too limited
(See SGA SEEKS page 8)
Replaced Temporarily
D. Eric Moore^ 49^ Library
Science Chairman^ Succumbs
Miss Evelyn B. Pope is serv
ing as temporary director of
NCC’s School of Library Sci
ence, replacing the late Mr. Dan
iel Eric Moore, who died here
earlier this month.
Miss Pope, a gradua'te of
Shaw University, Hampton In
stitute and Columbia Univer
sity, respectively, has served 18
years with NCC’s library sci
ence department.
Mr. Moore, 49, died suddenly
at Durham’s Lincoln Hospital
earlier this month following a
12-hour illness.
Funeral services for Mr.
Moore were held in Durham at
the White Rock Baptist Church
with most of the college’s facul
ty attending.
Mr. Moore was born in Hills
boro, N. C., on July 27, 1914,
one of three sons of the late
Rev. John H. Moore and Mrs.
Eliza Cora Blanks Moore.
The family had lived in Dur
ham since 1911, when Rev.
Mr. Moore served as dean at
North Carolina College. Moore
attended Hillside High School
and last June celebrated the
30th anniversary of his gradua
tion there. Afterwards, he re-
Vol. XXIII—Number I
Durham, N. C., Friday, Sept, 20, 1963
Price 20c
ceived an A.B. degree from
Johnson C. Smith University,
He earned the master’s degree
in library science from Colum
bia University and had done
work at the predoctoral level at
the University of Chicago’s
School of Library Science.
(See MOORE, page 6)
Dr. Massie Assumes Office;
Announces Educational Credo
. . . becomes third NCC president.
NCC Gets $4,000,000
Over 2,500 students are ex
pected to enroll here by Sept.
30 when NCC will close regis
tration and began its 53rd year
of operation. Plans to accom
modate these students and fu
ture students are also in the
making with the appropriation
of oVer $4,000,000 from the
state legislature.
According to information re
ceived from the office of Mrs.
Frances M. Eagleson, registrar,
over 900 freshmen and new stu
dents have officially enrolled,
but the total number of students
is not expected until after regis
tration closes.
NCC, founded in 1910 by the
late Dr. James E. Shepard, be
gan its 53rd year of operation
last week when the freshman
began orientation, but the school
year will not begin for very
late students until after regis
tration closes.
Orientation for freshmen and
new students began Sept. 10
and lasted to September 17. Dr.
Marion D. Thorpe, dean of stu
dents, directed the orientation
program and was assisted by
James Knight and Miss Lettie
D. Evans, college counselors.
Returning students registered
this week and classes began to
NCC’s enrollment has in^
creased every year since the
founding of the college.
Several committees composed
of faculty and staff members
are preparing for the largest ex
pansion program in NCC’s his
The committees formulations
and activities follow an expen
diture of $4,068,500 approved
(See 2,500 EXPECTED page 8)
North Carolina College’s third
president assumed office and an
nounced his “educational credo”
earlier this month. \
Dr. Samuel P. Massie, a na
tive of Little Rock, Arkansas,
succeded Dr. Alfonso Elder and
became NCC’s third president
September 1. His appointment
to office was announced by the
college board of trustees in late
August of this year.
Dr. Massie, 44, is listed in the
American Men of Science for
his research in drugs, especially
against cancer, radiation, heart
diseases, and the study of tran
He comes to Durham from
Washington, D. C., where he
served as Associate Program
Director for Undergraduate
Science Education of the Na
tional Science Foundation. He
was also professor and chair
man, Department of Pharma
ceutical Chemistry in the Col
lege of Pharmacy at Howard
In the first faculty-staff meet-
mg of his administration. Dr.
Massie said though he has been
educated as a scientist, he still
believes in “quality education”
and in a man being broadly
educated. ,
“First,” Massie said, “I be
lieve in a quality education. I
believe that this is an institu
tion whose purpose in being is
educating its students well. We
must give our students the
kind of education which will
enable them to measure toe to
toe with other graduates,” he
“We are fortunate,” he add-
(See ASSUMES, page 6)
NCC STUDENT LEADERS, elected in last spring’s election, assumed
their respective roles early this week: Fulton Hayes, left, as vice-
president of NCC’s Student Government Association; Constance
Black, center, as Miss NCC; and James Ferguson, right, as president
of NCC’s SGA.

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