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MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL Camples Echo SCHOOL OPENS JAN. 3, 1957 8:30 A. M. VOLUME 15 —NUMBER 4 DURHAM, N. C., TUESDAY, DEC. 18, 1956 PRICE: FIFTEEN CENTS Victorious Hurdler Comes Back From Olympics 6ets['Key To Durham’ From Mayor EJ. Evans North Carolina PnllAjl •. today (Sunday, December 16), the city of Durham and ffreetinp! tn Dlvmnin rv, preparmg to roll out a plush welcome mat and extend hero’s p-eetmgs to Olympic Champion Lee Quincy Calhoun upon his arrival Monday afternoon at TJhe mammoth celebration, which will include awarding “the key to the city,” is being spearheaded by the Durham Business and Profes sional Chain in cooperation with the Durham Chamber of Commerce and North Carolina College. Plans include tributes to both Calhoun and Duke University’s Joe Shankle, who has been in town for more than a week. Joseph Beebee, NCC alumnus and Chain representative, is in overall charge of arrangements. Calhoun’s arrival here was delayed by death In his family, causing him to have to'leave Gary, Indiana, where he was honored by his home town last week, to attend his grandmother’s funeral in Laurel, Mississippi. Shankle, who came home directly from Cali fornia after returning from the Olympiad in Melbourne, Australia, was slated to meet Calhoun at the air-port, and the two were to be honored in a series of events and ceremonies planned by towns-people and college officials. Actually, the Calhoun celebrations were slated to be in two parts— the college taking over with a number of activities of its own after thej down-town parade and ceremonies are over and the hurdling king has returned to the campus. According to the plan of events released by the joint Chain and Chamber of Commerce Committee, a motorcade of ten official cars, es corted by highway patrolmen, was scheduled to meet Calhoun and Shankle at the airport at 1:15 and shortly thereafter to return them to down-town Durham via Alston Avenue and Main Street. Several hun dred students, and a number of local citizens were expected to be on hand at the airport to greet the returning collegian. The motorcade was slated to begin following newspaper, radio, and television interviews and brief greetings from the students of North Carolina College and college offi cials. were World Hurdling King - Lee Quincy Calhoun Ex-WA Prexies To Return For Co-Ed Week-End The Women’s Assembly will, observe its eighth anriual Co-Ed Week-end.on February 23-24. The theme for this year’s program is “Civil Rights—The Price of Civil Rights.” Mrs. Carolyn Smith Green, Mrs. Jean Mor gan Roye, Mrs. Evelyn Holland Mathurn, Miss Katheryn Caldwell, Miss Yvonne Scruggs and Miss Kitty Sneed, all former presidents of the Women’s Assembly, will return to NCC for the week-end activities, The women’s assembly selected as tentative guest speakers women who have graduated from college within the last ten years. Among the guests will be Mrs. Dale Phillips, Council of Women of Milwaukee; Dr. G. Noble, As sistant Dean of Students of New York City College; Mrs. Patricia Robert Harrington of Washington, D. C., and Miss Viola Nennkins, president of the Washington, D. C. branch of the National Assocaition of Cosmetologists. Miss Nennkins will conduct a charm clinic during the special week-end. An outstanding guest and soloist for the co ed week-end is Miss Lois Stevens, a senior at the Howard University School of Music. All NCC co-eds are invited to participate in all the Co-ed week-end activities. The Co-Ed Week-end program is designed to bring women students at North Carolina College In contact with successfvil career wo men in business, education and other areas. Nationally known model Dorthea Towles is among the many accomplished women to ap pear here during the Co-Ed Week-End activi ties, Co-Ed Week-End guests are selected by the Women’s Steering Committee and presented to the full Women’s Assembly for approval. The actual planning for the week-ends activi ties is done by the Women’s Assembly Plan ning Committee under the direction of the Women’s Steering Committee. However, the entire Women’s Assembly is called upon to car ry out some particular phase of the program. Usually, Co-Ed Week-End activities consist of morning and afternoon symposiums on Sat urday, a charm clinic, and climax with the Co- Ed Supper on Sunday night at the Men’s Gym- nsaium. The Saturday morning symposiums are gen eral and open to all women students. During the afternoon divisional symposiums are held in areas of special interest. On Sunday night a guest soloist will present a recital. The program will conclude with the presentation of awards to outstanding women students. Dr. Elder and members of the facul ty will also be guests at the affair. parade was slated to begin at the corner of Main Street and Alston Avenue, to proceed west on Main to Morris and north on Morris to the City Hall, where Calhoun and Shankle were to receive the “key to the city” from Mayor Evans. Several bands, those from North Carolina College, Duke University, Hillside High School and Dur ham High School, were slated to participate in the parade, together with city and sponsoring officials. Boy Scouts, school boy safety patrol organi zations and cheer leaders. According to a release from the offices of deans R. K. Braksdale and G. T. Kyle, the ringing of the campus bell Monday evening was to signal the approach of Calhoun and to notify all teachers to dismiss classes so that students might line the entrance road and circle. Calhoun was to ride in triumph along the line of greeters to the B. N. Duke AuditoHum where another brief ceremony of welcome was to be held. College offi cials, led by President Alfonso Elder and Student Government President Charles Holland were expected to extend greetings. Following the chapel program, and later in the evening, Calhoun was to be honored guest at a social in the Women’s Gymnasium. Tlw| social will be another feature of the Student Government led by Charles Holland and LeVonne Chambers. Calhoun’s victory in the 110 meter high hurdles at Melbourne was one of the most spectacular of the entire weeks’ sport carnival. He scored an upset over Jack Davis, generally regarded as the world’s best in this event, in an eye-lash finish which clocked both him and Davis at 13.5, a new Olympic record, Shankle came in a split second behind the pair to give the U. S. a sweep of the 110 meter hurdles event. In preliminary planning sessions, the Durham Business and Profes sional Chair was represented by John H. Wheeler and Joseph Beebee; the Durham Chamber of Commerce by Carl Sapp; and North Carolina Collge by Lindsey A. Merritt. (TEXT OF CABLEGRAM SENT CALHOUN AFTER HIS VICTORY IN MELBOURNE.) Mr, Lee Quincy Calhoun U. S. Olympic Track Team Olympic Village Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia North Carolina College proud contribution winning 110 meter high hurdles for United States 1956 Olympic games. Well deserved victory great personal tribute to you as United States citizen and to Coach Walk er friends and associates at North Carolina College. We believe gentle manly qualities you represented splendidly in preparations and in Mel bourne finals will prove worthy goals toward which American athletes may continue to aspire. Especially proud friendly relationship between you and competitors Jack Davis and Joel Shankle. Your competitive ness and desire to excel sportsmanlike way in finest U. S. traditions. Con gratulations and best wishes to Davis and Shankle. A. ELDER, President, North Carolina College CHARLES V. HOLLAND, Student Government President for Faculty and Students N. C. College at Durham

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