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PAGE 2 — THE COUGAR CRY, JUNE 16, 1977
As of June 17,1 will turn my job as editor of the Cougar Cry to Ervin
Waller, who will fill the position as editor until such time as he is named
permanently to the job by the new SGA. Ervin has wanted this job for
some time now and I know that he will do a good job.
I will leave Wilkes Community College with no regrets and with the
hope that I have done something during my time here that will show
that I have accomplished something. 1, personally, cannot see anything
at this time. If it isn’t tangible, then I don’t feel that I have made any
progress toward the future. When I work with my hands I can see where
I started and where I finished and all that was accomplished between
those two points, but here at WCC I have seen no changes that reflect
that I was here. It will take some time before I know whether I gained
anything while I was here.
I will not miss these buildings, but there are a few persons that I will
miss. I imagine that most of them know who they are. I do not need
pictures of them because they will never fade from my memory. I
cannot find a better photo album than that, and at some time in the
future, maybe those people will be the inspiration that leads me to do
whatever I was meant to do in this world.
TO FRESHMEN UPON ENTERING LITERATURE
To all freshmen that are entering Wilkes Community College in the
fall of 1977, take heed. No finer teachers than Brenda Moore and
Dianne Wagner will be found in this institution when it comes to
American and World Literature. I do caution you, however, to learn
two words and their definitions before embarking into the field.
The first word that I refer to is juxtapose, which is an integral part of
every lecture that Brenda Moore will deliver. The word simply means to
place side by side, although it complex sound infers otherwise. From my
own personal experience, I have known Brenda to use this word, in
noun or verb form, twenty-seven (27) times in one single 50 minute class
The second word that 1 refer to is carpe diem. This Latin word, or
phrase means literally “seize the day” or “make the most of today.”
Charles Adams reports that this word may be heard nearly as many
times as juxtapose.
Remember, though, that when you have this two teachers for
Literature, you have the best. Treat them nicely and smile at them every
once and a while. They are two caring people who will bend over
backwards to make sure that you get a good education in the field of
Merry carpe diem and happy juxtaposition to all of you.
ON THE GOVERNMENT
It is quite obvious that the Congress of the United States has reverted
back to the seven and eight year old bracket of time. Remember how it
used to be when everyone wanted to play football and leave you out. It
didn’t work though did it. Why? Because you owned the football of
course, and you weren’t about to let anyone play with it unless you
could play too.
Well, the same thing has happened in our government. The President
wants to play ball, but the Congress has the ball in their court and they
won’t let the President get a game started. Such a spiteful bunch I have
never seen before. When Gerald Ford threatened to veto a bill.
Congress threatened to override that veto. Now that President Carter
has sought the legislation from his office. Congress has threatened to
kill the bill. It seems to me that such see-sawing is just pure childishness
that is playing with the lives of about 200 million Americans that will
only tolerate just so much playing around.
Unless something starts to happen pretty soon, the off year elections
may show some interesting results.
A LAST TRIBUTE
Vivian Greene, thank you for getting me through these two years.
Martha Cuthbertson, thank you for being you. Brenda and Dianne, you
are both the greatest. J. Jay, I hope you will never stop teaching to
others what you have taught to me. Ms. Nichols, thank you for getting
me through math, which has been and will always be a disturbing factor
in my life. Rex Williams, thank you for good sound economic advice.
I know that 1 haven’t mentioned all that I want to, but time is limited
and so am 1. Finally, thank you Dr. Hayes for listening to and trying to
understand such a person as myself.
Good-bye everyone, 1 shall now fade away into the yellowing pages
of print of days gone by.
Get Off The Pot
Letter To The Editor
Thanks to Bill Moffett for the
analogy about the wide tires being
inversely proportional to the IQ’s
of their owners. My tires are
VERY narrow. Thanks to J. J.
for his cats, kid stories, and other
weird tales. Thanks to Dr.
Hendrix for total confusion in
Stat; I knew that I was lost the
first day, and I haven’t found my
way even yet. Thanks also for
little red and green balls. Thanks
to Ms. Nichols for teaching me
algebra after twelve years of
schooling. Thanks to Mr. Klin-
kosum for socialization and
anomie. Thanks to Pete Mann for
religion class (what a trip), and
Philosophy (remember Capers
Limehouse, Brothers and Sisters).
Thanks to Joe Linney for giving
me some semblance of a
backhand. Thanks to Tommy
Hall, ditto. Thanks to Dr. Hayes
for letting me print this. Thanks
to John Idol for teaching me how
to shake hands. Thanks to Dr.
Bob Thompson for helping me
with my schedule and getting out.
Thanks to Gary McNeil for
shooting the bull with me. Finally,
to those sisters in literature — Ms.
Moore and Ms. Wagner - Thanks
B. Moore for an enjoyable Lit
class at “9” in the morning, and
thanks D. Wagner for the same
last quarter and an enlightening
Oral Communications class.
Lastly, 1 would like to thank
those brave, courageous, kind and
sensitive people who took their
own time to listen to me rant and
rave and/or talk to me. You really
made it all worthwhile. Thanks.
-By Charles Adams
In rebuttal to your editorial
column feature, “The Visitor’s
Lot Disgrace”, I suggest you
re-evaluate your views in light of
certain pertinent, obtainable in
formation. So get your facts
Before expressing opinionated
comments as editor of our school
newspaper it seems that you might
obtain the relevant facts on the
issue at hand. Had you the
journalistic prowess to speak with
someone of at least sufficient
position and authority, perhaps
you could have found some
substance to refute your claims
and save yourself the embarrass
ment of printing incorrect
One person in a position to
know, or so it would certainly
seem, is the Traffic Control
Officer. Upon prying him for
information, (a task I had no
difficulty in) it appears that the
following conditions exist within
the Visitors Parking Lot:
Of the 28 spaces in that lot,
about 11 are reserved for the
handicapped members of the
college body; one space is reserved
for Dr. John T. Wayland (would
you begrudge him a space?); One
and only one space is set aside for
Lowe’s Company personnel (the
Holiday Inn panel truck); Motor
cycles are allowed four spaces,
and one space is used for the
bicycle rack. Doing your simple
Dear Mr. Tugman:
My research into the visitors
parking lot was quite thorough
and informative in my original
investigation. I, however, did not
use the information since it was
irrelevant to the position that I
have taken concerning the visitors
I take this time to point out that
the sign at the entrance to this
particular parking lot spells
Recently the Community Col
lege System has come under fire
from some Boston College “big
wig.” Granted, there is a lot of
truth in what he said, and a great
deal of improvement is needed,
but to say that a degree from a
Community College is useless is a
The main cause of many of
these problems is the scramble for
money. As graduates of college
climb the heirarchial ladder of
Wednesday, June 1, 12:23
Test tomorrow in Brenda
Moore’s Lit. Class. Any other
time 1 would feel apprehensive
about any test, but now 1 feel
anxious. Not really about the test
itself, but about getting it over
with. Excuse me Mrs. Moore, and
my other instructors, but I have,
after today, only thirteen more
days of school here. Thirteen
The point of this commotion is
this. In thirteen days I’m getting
out. (I hope). Isn’t that great. But
think. I’ve got two more years to
go to get my degree. I know that
some who are graduating aren’t
going back to school, but isn’t it
great to get out?
-By Charles Adams
arithmetic, you may deduce that
that leaves about 10 spaces for
visitors in the Visitor’s lot. Those
10 spaces also include parking for
repairmen who come to service
copy machines, telephones, etc.;
auditors who have occasion to
frequent the college, and the
entire WCC Board of Trustees
who have parking privileges in the
visitors lot. My dear Editor,
would you have the entire Board
of Trustees park way out in lot F,
should they ever all come to the
campus for a visit during regular
To complete this assessment of
the allocation of space in the
Visitors lot, consider also that The
Traffic Control Officer allots
space there, at his discretion, for
students and for faculty in need of
close parking facility, with
reasons such as pregnancy, illness,
broken legs, etc.
As far as tickets and the
hardships they impose, it seems
that Dr. Conrad Shaw, (As
prompted by the TCO) has laid
down the law that students and
faculty alike will pay their tickets
when shown to be in violation of
the existing rules.
So there you have it, my dear
Editor, the facts of the matter as
related by none other than the
Traffic Control Officer himself,
Richard Jones. Thank you for
printing this article in the interest
of accurate newspaper jour
VISITORS which by any interpre
tation means that every space in
that lot is there for the use of
visitors. Since there are spaces
there that are reserved for the
handicapped, motorcycles, and
bicycles, 1 would suggest that the
administration redesignate the lot
as VISITORS AND SPECIAL
PERMIT PARKING, and settle
this controversy once and for all.
power, perhaps money will
become available without having
to sacrifice educational goals.
However, no matter how poor an
education one gets, a poor
education is better than none, and
educating everyone is a worthy
goal whether it is possible or not.
Such a goal deserves support. If it
fails, we gain nothing. If it
succeeds, we have made a start.
-By Ken Holmes
In the year of our Lord 1963, in
the city of Raleigh, North
Carolina General Assembly pas
sed the Community College Act.
This act was the beginning of a
system of educational institutions
with specified (sometimes) aims,
goals, and objectives.
The following year, some miles
westward of Raleigh, the citizenry
of the Great State of Wilkes
approved a college for their
section with a bond vote of some
one-half-million dollars of the
In the year 1965 the Board of
Trustees of said institution met
and a president was elected for the
new institution. His first office
was in the North Carolina
National Bank Building of North
Wilkesboro, half-way west in the
Great State of Wilkes. The office
was on the second floor, west side
of the building and at the rear.
The following year, in 1966,
across the ‘mighty Yadkin’, and
more westward, the College
offices were in Wilkesboro, back
of Main Street, with the
administrative offices (mostly) on
the west side facing the setting
Moving further westward, on
April 1, 1969-a memorable
day-the Wilkes Community Col
lege opened the new doors,
continuing the open door policy,
in its own facilities west of the
metropolis of Wilkesboro, follow
ing the trail of D. Boone, M.
Stokes, W. Lenoir, and T.
And now, in the fall of 1977,
and 12 years after its beginnings,
the College moves the faculty
westward once more—into newer
buildings and closer to the sunset
of approaching retirement and a
ripe old age.
-By J. Jay Anderson
To A Friend
This is the last edition of the
Cougar Cry this quarter. There
will be no papers printed during
the summer quarters. For David
Swaringen this is it. One of the
best editors the Cougar Cry has
ever had is leaving. Swaringen is
headed for Memphis, Tennessee.
His plans are to use the experience
he gained by working on the
Cougar Cry to get a job on the
newspaper staff in Memphis.
Swaringen worked hard on the
Cougar Cry so you would have
the best possible newspaper.
Although the staff of the Cougar
Cry hates to see Swaringen go, we
wish him the very best as we say
goodbye to a friend.
-By David Patterson
Linda and Lavorn Salley are both students at W.C.C. In order to gel
the education they both want they have lo make a lot of sacrifices. Not
only is working; full lime necessary but just gel a look at the three full
lime jobs al home. Left lo right is Theresa, Amy, and Shannon.