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 onstrations.” 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 Receive New Posts 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 1962-63. Replacements and additions, the new teaching personnel are the following, by departments: Romance Languages: Mrs. Monique H. Brockman, Mrs. Est,p.la '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- gerton. Education: Dr. Charles W. Orr, Mrs. Daisy W. Robson, Mrs. Minnie B. Lucas, Marvin E. Duncan, George Edward Blarke. 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 cipating. “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 tinued. 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 tration. “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 administration.” 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- Campus Echo Vol. XXIII—Number I Durham, N. C., Friday, Sept, 20, 1963 Price 20c D. ERIC MOORE ceived an A.B. degree from Johnson C. Smith University, Charlotte. 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 THIRD PREXY, MAN OF SCIENCE DR. SAMUEL P. MASSIE . . . becomes third NCC president. NCC Gets $4,000,000 ISW STUDENTS EXPECTED AS NCC BEGINS 53RD YEAR 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 day. 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 tory. 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 quilizers. 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 .University. 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 continued. “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.