North Carolina Newspapers

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“He who will not ctd'
tivate his field will go
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—African Proverb
RESOURCE USE CONFERENCE —The twenty-third meeting of the North Carolina Resource
Use Education Conference was held Thursday, November 13 at North Carolina Central University.
The guest speaker was State Representative Benjamin in Brown, representative to the Georgia House
of Representatives, Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. Theodore Speigner, state chairman of the conference said
some 1,500 principals, teachers, students, and parents were attracted to the conference, whose
theme, was “Environmental Education Makes the Difference.”
A short skit was given by
members of the Spanish Club in
the lounge of the student union
on November 6.
The skit focused on the at
tempt of a meek man to win
the respect and control of his
dominating wife. In order to
make an example of his cats
and donkey, he chases them
out of the house when they do
not obey his order to bring him
water. The wife realizes he is
serious and from then on readi
ly obeys her spouse.
Elections for the Spanish Club
were held earlier this year.
Elected were: Artura Ritter,
president; Ingrid Watson, vice
president; Carolyn Moye, sec
retary; Betty Phelps, treasurer.
Some of the projects that the
Spanish Club are currently
working on are a tutorial pro
gram for Spanish students, dis
tribution of Christmas baskets
to the needy, and a Christmas
party for the members of the
Defense Dept.
Releases Viet
The club is also planning a
tour of Puerto Rico this spring.
Fashion shows, dances, and
plays will be given to help
raise the $3,000 needed to fi
nance the trip.
Mr, McDuffie and Dr. Car-
ballo, advisors to the club, offer
invitations to all students in the
Spanish Department and to all
students of NCCU to join the
Meetings are held every first
and third Thursday nights of
each month at 6:30 in the stu
dent union.
President Whiting
Named To Board
President Albert N. Whiting,
has become a member of the
Board of Directors of the Ameri
can Council on Education. His
term on the Board will last
three years, ending October,
The board meets tri-annually
and includes 1,600 colleges.
North Carolina Central Univer
sity is the only predominately
black institution represented on
the board which is supposedly
the most important organization
of higher education institutions.
College Press Service
As of October 1, 1969, 38,823
Americans had died in the War
in Vietnam since this country
began its involvement in 1961.
More than 250,000 Americans
have been injured.
The deaths included: 20,542
from the Army; 932 from the
Navy; 10,840 from the Marine
Corps, and 384 from the Air
Force, for a total of 32,698 in
combat deaths. The Defense De
partment says the “other Free
World forces” have lost 3,344
lives, the South Vietnamese
armed forces 94,837 lives, and
North Vietnam 556,629 lives.
Using Defense Department fig
ures, 693,633 persons have died
in the Vietnam War since the
U.S. became involved.
No soldier starts a war—they only give their lives to it.
Wars are started by you and me, by bankers and politicians,
excitable women, newspaper editors, clergymen who are ex
pacifists, and congressmen with vertebrae of putty. The young
sters yelling in the streets, poor kids, are the ones who pay
the price.
—Francis P. Duffy
The price Mr, Duffy is speaking of is the sacrifice of human
life, and on Tuesday, October 15, many American students rebelled
against this sacrifice. It need not be said that many Americans
do not understand the purpose of the United States’ being in Viet
Nam or how its presence there is supposed to booster national and
democratic security.
The young men of Chidley Hall, their future plans dwindling,
are listed among those Americans not expressing faith in Ameri
can Viet Nam Policy. Interviewing some Chidley Hall men on
October 15, this reporter heard them sp)eak bitterly and hopeless
ly of a draft and war, apparently barring them from the fulfill
ment of educational aspirations and threatening to snuff out the
flow of their young lives just when it is about to shine.
They express most emphatically that black men should have
American freedom before journeying to South East Asia to sup
port Vietnamese freedom. Some agree with Mr. Sherman Wright
that black leadership and white leadership geared to helping blacks
is wasted away on the battlefield: “We had a lot of people in thii
country that were in a position to influence the direction in which
the policies were going, but these people are usually removed
shortly, assassinated, exiled and lots of stuff.”
Mr. Harry Respass believes that the black soldier in Viet
Nam is a tool for the establishment in which he does not believe:
“All we’re doing is keeping the white man in power,” One young
(See Chidley Hall, Page 4)
The first journal of black
studies. The Black Scholar, to
day went to the press with arti
cles and position paj>ers from
members of the Black Power
establishment around the world.
Among them were articles by
exiled fugitive Eldridge Cleaver
and expatriated Stokely Carmi
chael, presenting the black stud
ies cry that last year rocked
college and high school cam
puses across the nation,
’The first issue, which reached
bookstalls November 1, zerored
in on the First Pan-African Cul
tural Festival held, and archi
tect of San Francisco State Col
lege’s black studies program. It
presents a long report on the
Festival which, he says, “was
recognized all round as 98 per
cent political and clearly hinged
at last in the long and pas
sionate debate, private and pub
lic, over the future direction of
the struggle for liberation on
the African continent and, in
deed, the entire world,”
The Stokely article “On
Pan-Africanism”, takes the po
sition that “a person is defined,
really, at first by his physical
presence, or in terms of his an
cestral stock, whether he is
Chinese, Japanese or African,”
In Eldridge’s view: “It’s real
ly incorrect to speak of the
white section of the movement
, , . problem. These are mere
ly categories of thought that
only have reality in terms of
the lines that the ruling class
itself has drawn and is enforc
ing among people,”
The conflict of the Festival
was over which course a poten
tially unified Africa would take
toward national and continen
tal liberation, according to IX'.
Hare, who earned his Ph.D. in
sociology from the University
of Chicago, but “in the context
of things” revolved “in some
presently intransigent way”
around the relationship of black
and white revolutionaries.
“There was a battle in Al
giers in late July, “Hare’s arti
cle begins, “with lighter skir
mishes both old and new, and
emerging signs of struggle
which now lurk ready to
boomerang around the ' world
in the years (and months) to
come. The troops came togeth
er, African generals and foot-
soldiers in the war of words and
politics that splashed against the
calm waters of the Mediterra
nean Sea—in the First Pan-
African Cultural Festival—from
everywhere in greater numbers
than ever before; from San
Francisco to Senegal, from Da
kar to the District of Colum
The battle involved hundreds
of delegates from 31 independ
ent African countries and repre
sentatives from six movements
for African liberation, some
times bogging down in conflict
between black and white Afri
cans such as Algerians and L4b-
(See Chidley Hall, Page 4)
DOCTORATE AWARDED _ Mrs. Shirley Chisholm, center.
Congresswoman from Brooklyn, N. Y., holds the document de
signating her as a Doctor of Laws. The honorary degree was con
ferred during Founder’s Day activities at North CaroUna Central
University. Shown with Mrs. Chisholm are Dr. Albert N. Whiting,
left, president, and Dr. Cecil Patterson, undergraduate dean. Mrs.
Chisholm s acadenuc hood is held by Dr. Joseph Pittman, acting
dean of the graduate school, who is obscured by her head. NCCU

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