SHUtSTUDENTS END STRIKE
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LIST OF GRIEVANCES OF
t. SOSrENDED STUDENTS:
We, the itlideiit bod; denund the iamediate retnni of the rix
■tndento suspended from the nnlvenity within the laat two ween,
n. DISCIPLINE COMAdTTEE:
‘We demand equal representation on the Discipline C«»nniit-
tee, which repreeentatlon wall be appointed by the student Conn-
m. DORMITOBT AND CLASSROOM FACttlTIES:
1. Heat; Demand that the rooms be comfortably warm at S:SO
p. m. and fired until 11:00 p. m. ,,
2. Lifhts; Sufficient gnantity of bulbs and fuses to be available
to the mavons or to any such persons designated by them.
IV. FACULTY AND STAFF MEMbEBS: .
1. We demand the immediate reaifnatlon of the feUowlnc
faculty members; Mr. D. Holmes, Dean C. Harrison, Mrs. Alma
West, Mrs. C. Debnam, Mr. H. Perrin, Nurse Eaton, and Mrs. O.
2. We demand that the followlnf staff and faculty members
be riven due caution with reference to their attitudM toward stu-
du&ts within their speciiio lields of AotiTitx: fiff. G. Joiwv* Blni* B.
Sttond, Mis* M. Watson, Dean 1. Brown.
V. ptECBEATlON FACILITIES: ^ ^
1.*Students in Convention Hail be removed immediately frmn
tbit buUdinf and desirable, quarters be obtained for them else
where. , , , 1
2. of Tapper Ball be renovated for recreation. —
3. Free use of recreation building. . , r,
4. More effective program be worked out for use or the uym-
5. Boom provided for off-time recreation in each dormitory
with proper equipment. _
6 Km use of X rooms in Estey Hall and Shaw Hall and the
installation of equipment.
7. ImmedUte adoption of an adequate profram of recreation
in the rymnasinm that will meet the approval of the studrat body.
8. DemanA faeittties for co-educauonal recreation in the re
creation buildinc when there is not expedient means of D«rtn« the
We demand that the library remain open Friday nlfhts and
* Should come under student welfare.
VH. HEALTH WELFARE: ^ ^
1. Students in Convention Hall be removed Immediately from
this baildinf and desirable quarters be obtained for them else
2. In lifht of the fact that there are 116 women Uvinc in Shaw
Hall with two staff members, we demand that the staff members
use he »»"»» bath and that the 116 women liave access to the baths
on the second floor.
Vn. STUDENT WELFARE FUND.
We demand that the total unspent balance of every year’s
Student Welfare Fund budget shall accrue to the budfet of he
IX. VESPERS: , , .
We demand that Vespers be chanced from 4:30 to 5:30 and
that two Sundays be given to university sponsorship' and the other
two by the S. C. A. and B. S. U. respectively, and no Vespers on
the Sth Sunday.
X. OFt-CAMPUS DATES; , ^ ^
We demand tiiat the following changes be made In regards to
regulations governing women: FRESHMEN—1:30 to S:30 during
the first semester, and 5:30 to 9:00 p. du^g jAe jut semester.
Three may go for two hour periods.
„ SOPHOMORES and JUN
IORS; From 1:30 to 10:00 p. m. Two escorted or alone for 2M
hour periods. SENIORS: From 1:30 to 11:00 p. m. Two may go
or one if escorted, for three hour periods.
XI. APPROVED PLACES: ^
Carolina OriU, HawUa’s Drug Store,J(eiMky’« Parad)e« Gr^
Cilfiicerta at the Memorial Auditorium.
XU. CALLING HOURS: ■ . ^
FRIDAY NIGHT—Sophomores and Juniors—from 6:00 to
8:00 and from 8:00 to 10:00 p. m. respectfully.
SATURDAY NIGHT—^Freshmen and Juniors—from 6:00 to
8:00 p. m. and from 8:00 to 10:00 p. m. respectlvelr
SUNDAY NIGHTS—Seniors—6:30 to 1000 p. m. any night
xm. MARRIED YOUNG LADIES:
We demand that the married women on the campus be per
mitted to leave the campus at any time with their husbands and
that they be allowed to go to their place of permanent residence at
Demand that contracts for athletic scholarship be in written
Demand the reinstatement of boxing and wresting as varsity
FOB LONG RANGE ACTION
L BOOKSTORE CONDITIONS:
Demand that an investigation of book prices be made and a
report of said investigation be made known ^ the students.
Demand that books for all university courses be held in stock
and put on sale for students at the beginning of each semester.
II. COORDINATION OF THE ADMDIISTRATION:
Demand the access to printed statement of the specific source
to which each stadent nu^ resort for imy specific information,
in. OFFICE SPACE FOR STUDENTS:
We demand sufficient office space with facilities for Student
Council Shaw Journal, and Yearbook staff.
IV. DORMITORY AND CLASSROOM FACILITIES:
We demand the installation of telephones on every floor of
each dormitory. _ . .
We further demand the installation of a telephone in the
office of the Dean of the School of Religion.
V. CAMPUS INN MANAGEMENTS;
Demand decreivM in cost o food. —
Demand an increase in personnel.
Demand that the laundry facilities in Shaw Hall be reno-
vated for use by university women.
Vn. EMPLOYMENT BUREAU:
Demand the establishment of an Employment Bureau to se
cure employment opportunities for students.
Vm. GREEK ROOMS;
Demand that a room be made available for each sorority and
Approxiinately five hun-
drea students of the Shaw
University returned to their
classes here Wednesday morn
ing after being out on strike
fiince last Friday, according
to Dr. W. R. Strassner, Presi
dent of the school.
In a set of twenty-three de
mands, involving several fac
ulty members and what sev
eral students questioned re
ferred to as outmoded cus
toms and inadequacies of the
Univ^itv, the students in an
orderly though firm manner
demanded the resignation of
seven faculty members, changes
in the schools rules and policies.
The strike appeared to be well
organized and of a deep seated
According to further informa
tion released to the CARO
LINA TIMES by Dr. Strasaner,
the students had a meeting
Wednesday morning at eight
o’clock and voted unaimously
to return to classes immediate
ly. The voting followed a de
cision of school officials to
grant some of the demands
and give considerations to
other grievances in the "Re
port Of Demands” presented
to school officials earlier In
Although the ^ike was pre
cipitated by the dismissal of six
students, for what has been re
ferred to by the President as
"serious infraction of University
regulations,” it was plainly in
evidence from the demands
made by the students that un
derlying them is much dissastis-
faction at Shaw extending over
a long period.
Under paragraph Number 1
in demand No. 4, asking tor
the resignation for seven mem
bers of the faculty, the TIMES
representative was reliably
informed that involved in it
are specific charges of ^ seri
ous nature some of them and
that unless the resignations or
dismissals are forthcoming
, that students migh^ resort to
further action to sciijure thm.
Although several students
talked with, readily ^ admitted
that the six students 'dismissed
had broken the rules of the
school, they stated they felt the
penalty imposed was too severe
for the offense and that it was
far in excess of that put on other
students in the past for even
Four of the students dismiss
ed, young women of the sen
ior class, were charged with
leaving the campus without
“signing out” and retamlng
without “signing in,” accord
ing to a letter addressed to
the parents of one of them.
Miss vMargaret L. Young of
The letter of the President,
written February 10, but never
mailed, was not received by the
father of the young woman un
til Friday, February 12, when
he went to the President’s office
to inquire about his daughter’s
The letter is as follows:
Raleigh, N. C.
February 12, 1954
Office Of The Preiddent
Mr. and Mrs. W. O. Young
Route 1. Box 39 '
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*HITE RnCK BA
Two members of White Bock
Church’s Troop 65 of Boy
Scouts received Eagle awards
at the Troop's Annual'Parents
Banquet held here last week
in connection with the Troop’s
observance of Boy Scout
The two are shown here hav
ing their badges pinned on
them. Left to right are Mrs.
Annie Mae Hamilton, her son.
Wilbur; James F. Morris, Jr.,
and his grandmother, Mrs. A.
W. Morris. Hamilton and Mor
ris, both Hillside students, are
the 10th and 11th scouts from
the tiroop to receive the Eagle
CHUROIMHT AT CHARlOm
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Durham Hospital ^1 Facing
$$ Problems After $15,000
DURHAM said where as in 1949 the hos-
Commissioners this pital had 23 nurses, the institu
tion has 433 nurses. Both Rich
and Wheeler cited from studies
made of the hospital by leading
professional organizations that
have rated the institution "very,
week allotted $19,000 to help
Lincoln hospital erase an over
all 1953 deficit of |44,771. How
ever, the Commi^soners and hos
pital officials agreed that the al
location was only a partial so
lution Q(t a big problem facing
Durham and Durhm County.
At meeting of the Commis
sioners here in the courthouse
last Monday, enlphasis was put
on the causes of the present de
ficit and the outlook for the fu
According to John H. Wheel
er, chairman of the hospital’s
finance cranmittee, and William
M. Rich, hospital director, more
than $10,000 of the deficit was
attributable to tmforseen costs
related to the building of the
new $850,000 wing dedicated
Citing reasons for the deficit,
it was said that the drought af
fected many of the farm families
who were patients and #ho have
been unable to pay their bills.
Other reasons for the deficit
were cited in the considerable
amoimt of imemployment among
Negroes who are being released
from Jobs at a faster rate than
Rising economic costs have
also affected hospital. Wheeler
and Rich emphasized the prob
lem confronting the hospital in
trying to keep salaries at a level
to retain efficient employees, in
cluding nurses, technicians, and
other staff members.
According to Wheeler, the hos
pital’s 1953 receipts of $379,601
Were $085.34P more fiian I052’s
receipts. However, he said ex
penses increased $51,208 over
those of 1952.
In accounting for the Increased
expenses at the hospital, Rich
Miss Kathryn Caldwell, Gas
tonia senior science major and
president of thfe Women’s steer
ing Committee at North Caro
lina College presented a check
for $200 to NCC President Al
fonso Elder here last Sunday
The presefatation came at the
annual Coed Supper and Cita
tion of Outstanding Womm Stu
dents. Two hundred and four
coeds received citations for out
standing accomplishments in
academic and extra curricular
Miss Yvonne Scruggs, Buffa
lo, N. Y. junior political science
major and editor of the college
newspaper, “The Campus Echo,”
presided at the supper meeting
in the college dinning hall.
Other participants included
Michael Hinton, pianist; Michael
Blue, who said grace, and Miss
Gloria Foster, Howard Univer
sity voice major, who sang as
A special salutation was giv
en President and Mrs. Elder
during the musical program.
Giving remarks at the end of
the program were President El
der and Dean George T. Kyle Of
the Undergraduate School.
Rid|^''told the commissioners
that iihereas hospitals in the
IQO'b^ category pay annual
salaries of between $225,000 and
$265,0f0, Lincoln last year with
123 b^ was able to pay only
$218,000. The hospital head said
this was a standard provision in
national hospital circles.
Not only does Lincoln have
less money than many hospitals
of its size; it has also fewer em
ployees, spokesmen said. Never
theless, the Commissioners were
told the hospital was rated na
tionally as one of the best-oper
ated in its group.
Wheeler said salaries account
for more than 52 per cent of the
hospital’s operating costs.
Chairman George Kirkland of
the Commissioners said he
thought the hospital ought to
make “exhaustive” studies on the
operation of the hospital to see
that the deficit doesn’t occur
A spokesman for the hospital
said after the meeting that the
new aimex was built as a result
of a study designed to find out
the hospital needs in this area
Rich told the group be had been
given statitics from the Hospital
Care Association to cause him to
believe there would be consider
able need for Lincoln’s services
during the immediate future.
As one observer said, however
the hospital will continue to op
erate at a deficit unless there
are enough patients to contribute
a substantial amount to the in
stitution’s receips. Moreover, it
was pointed out, additional re
venue would come ot the hos
pital if a different method were
used to provide for the payment
for welfare cases.
Havert “Babe" Thomat, fUm
fl am artist of DanvUU, Vo., who
ttruck again in Nevxtrk, N. J.
last week wften he fleeced two
persons out of $1,000 and $500
respectively. Any person or
persons seeing or knourtug tft«
iphereabouts oj "Bobe" should
notify police or the FBI. for
more details, see story, this
FOR THIRTY YEARS THE OUTSTANDING WEEKLY OF THE CAROLINAS
Entered ds Second Clast Matter at the Ptt Office at Durham, North Carolina, under Aet of March 3,1879.
VOLUME 31—NUMBEB 3
DURHAM, N. C., SATURDAY, FEB. 20, 1954
PRICE 1* CENTS
Churches throughout the Mount Vernon Baptist Church
State and nation observed bro- in Durham, some nine students
therhood day last Suday, and from Duke University Divlnty
as a part of the observance at School were guest teachers in
the Sunday School and were
later guests of honor at a din
ner at the church following
the regular morning worship
hour. In the picture, the Duks
students and officen of the
church are shown at the din
DB. J. W. SMITH
DR. H. W. McNAIR
DR. M. D. WILLIAMS
500 Presbyterians Of Catawba To
Gather In Charlotte March 21
Dr. John A. MacKay, Presi
dent of Princton Theological
Seminary, Moderator of the
Presbyterian (USA) General
Assembly, and one of America’s
leading Christian Statesmen
will bring the keynote address
in Charlotte, Feb. 21, to some
500 Presbyterian men from va
rious cities and towns through
out North Carolina and Virginia.
Dr. Mackay wiU be speaking on
the occasion of the Fourth Ann-
uay One-Day Meeting of the
Council of Presbyterian Men of
the Synod of Catowba.
Dr. MacKay’s address will be
delivered in the University Cha
pel of Johnson C. Smith Univer
sity at 5:00 p.m. Dr. MacKay
will be introduced by Dr. EL W.
McNair, Amelixi, Va., and Mo
derator of the Synod of Cataw
Dr. Ralph Waldo Lloyd, Presi
dent of Maryville CoUege, Mary
ville Tennessee, and Chairman
of Presbyterian (USA) Perma
nent Commission on Inter-Chur
ch Union, will deliver the morn
ing message at 11:00 a.m. at the
Seventh Street Presbyterian
Church. Dr. Lloyd will be in
troduced by Dr. H. Liston, Pre
sident of Johnson C. Smith Uni
A business session will be
held in the Biddle Memorial
Hall on the campus of Johnson
C. Smith University at 1:30
p.m. At this time reports virUl be
given on the 4-point program of
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Havert “Babe” Thomas, well-
known film flam artist of Dan
ville struck again last Wednes
day in Newark, New Jersey
when he made two successive
hauls of $1,000 and $500.
“Babe” s a former gospel
singer and only recently was
employed, ' as an automobile
salesman in Danville. He has
traveled widely during his yean
as a member of Danville quar
The film flam artist is re
ported to be working with a “Dr.
Pedro” both of whom, together,
have fleeced various persons
out of sums of money in Dan
ville and other cities.
The two men are said to use
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DR. RALPH W. LOYD
Shown abeve are some ef tlM
principals tai the fourth aaMiU
one day meeting of the Prerity-
terian Synod of Catawb* t* be
held at Chariette oa Suadsy.
Some sat men freat variMM
cltiee and tewoa la Nerth Carq-
llaa and Vlrglala wkieh aadie Hf
the Syaed will be ea head.