FEBRUARY 28, 1975
CHANCELLOR LEADS APPEAL TO CITY COUNCIL
SGA PREXY HIGHLIGHTS EMOTIONALLY CHARGED PWC PLANT DECISION AT CITY COUNCIL
FSU student government president Tommie Mitchell literally “put his best arm” forward at the
Fayetteville City Council meeting on January 27 by demonstrating the evil of placing the proposed
Fayetteville Public Works Commission maintenance shop across Murchinson Road in front of the
The City Council, after listening to lengthy arguments on both sides of the issue, voted against
expanding the maintenance plant on Murchinson Road.
Chancellor Lyons led a host of FSU administrators, students, alumni, and friends of the com
munity in making a “landmark” appeal to the Council not to approve the expansion of the city *
Also, Chancellor Lyons recently stated that FSU’s $16 million Five Year Plan will suffer sub
stantial setback if the bulk of state educational funds are earmarked for East Carolina University’s
FSU’s five year development plan includes a graduate school and many new and innovative
programs which would make the university a “major education center” for southeastern North
Chancellor Charles “A” Lyons, Jr., recently told a news conference that about 200 FSU students
had to leave the university because of financial hardships and university officials forsee further
enrollment decline by June.
Dr. Lyons is president of the National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education, an
organization which represents historically black colleges and universities.
Dr. Lyons said that the declining enrollment is at a point of “immense concern” but you added
that universities and colleges nationwide are faced with the same problems.
Lyons said that there is a critical need for increased financial aid funding.
“The prestige schools receive substantial financial support from foundations and endowments,”
Chancellor Lyons said, “and the economic pinch is not likely to affect them as severly as it affects us.
But because they recruit the super blacks, and we enroll the average black student, many blacks will
be denied higher education if we do not receive significant increases in funding. ’ ’
Dr. Lyons along with members of other higher education organizations met with President Ford
in February to call the President’s attention to the difficulties of their institutions, with the recession
contributing to declining enrollments. , ,
Seventy-five per cent of FSU’s students come from homes with annual incomes of less than
$6,000, he said.
ABOVE AND BELOW IN PHOTOS ARE KEY PERSONS MAKING
APPEAL TO CITY COUNCIL ON BEHALF OF FSU
(ALL PHOTOS BY HENDERSON)
Bake Sale Mar. \i
Girl Scout Troop 365 of The Pines of Carolina Council No. 34
will hold a bake sale on Tuesday, March 18, 1975 at the Rudolph
Jones Student Center. The bake sale will be from 9 a.m. until 4
p.m. There will be cupcakes, brownies, and cookies to sell
individually. Orders will be taken for layer cakes. All proceeds
will go to the Student Scholarship Fund at Fajetteville State.
Please plan to attend and support your student aid fund.
The leader of Troop 365 is Ms. Jeannie Chantre, who is a
junior majoring in Early Childhood Education.