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C(JUNC OFFICERS.—Meet the officers of the student body of the
Charlotte Center, University of North Carolina, who were elected re
cently. They are, first row, left to right, Jonsie Pyron, secretary, and
David Littlejohn, president; second row, left to right, David Foreman,
treasurer, and George Stockbridge. vice president. (Observer Staff
President Asks For
By David Littlejohn
The Charlotte Center of the Uni
versity of North Carolina is now in
its second year of existence. With
the addition of a sophomore class
to supplement last year’s freshman
curriculum (?), it is hoped that dur
ing this year the Center’s achieve
ments in education and student
development may equal or, perhaps,
surpass the fine record established
in its first year.
The success with which our
school will function depends largely
on its student body, or, speaking
more personally, on you, the indivi
dual student. At the steering wheel
of our student body vehicle is the
Student Government, consisting of
student body offciers, sophomore
class officers, freshman class of
ficers, and representatives to the
Student Assembly, all elected by
you. The functions of these com
bined school officers, comprising
the Student Government, is to serve
the student body in any possible
way, to form certain committees
vital to the operation of the stu
dent government, and to formulate,
with the students’ approval, school
The value of the privilege of self-
government should not be under
estimated. ft is this freedom of
participation for each and every
student which contributes so great
ly to his preparation for life and for
the obligations in government which
he must inevitably meet in later
years. Self-government offers the
student the opportunity to originate
ideas and possibly to see these ideas
put into practice; to make indepen
dent decisions which will affect not
only his own welfare but the wel-
lare of others. It is true, of course,
that when students undertake to
manage their own affairs and to
■solve by themselves the problems
A-hich confront them, certain mis
takes may be made. However, it is
evident that the inestimable value
of student self-determination much
more than compensates for any
infinitesimal lack of efficiency
which may be present. The vital
part played by self-government is
the difference in youth and man
hood, the bridge crossing the gap
between tl’.e natural dependence of
the child and the assertive inde
pendence of the mature man.
In certain instances members of
the College Center faculty will work
with the various student govern
ment officers and committee mem
bers, and the Student-Faculty phase
of our school government will be
of much importance during the year.
Remember, (all of you) students,
that this is your school, and your
student government. Your full par
ticipation in and whole-hearted sup
port of the Student Government
throughout the year will assure the
success of our College Center.
The CoCoU.RC new
riie Charlotte Center of the L'niver.sity of North Carohiia
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Vol. 1 — No. 3
NOVEMBER 14. 1947
LOOKING TO FUTURE
Student Council Hope School Board
Officers Elected May Operate Center
College Center Officers
(As the paper went to press a
story could not be obtained, how
ever. the announcement of the
elections could be obtained.)
Freshman Class Officers
President — Conrad Phillips
Vice-President — Harvey Ritch
Secretary — Tommy Calhoun
Treasurer — Leon Kendrick
Student Council Representatives;
Philip Burkhalter, Fairfax Monta
gue, Lawrence Wilson.
Sophomore Class Officers
President — Neal Forney
Vice-President — Lloyd Overcash
Secretary — Ann Sawyer
Treasurer — Bruce Moody
Student Council Representatives;
Parks Berryhill, Arnold Bivens.
Twenty-five or more College
Center students have been invited
to be the guests of the Queens
College students at a party to be
given Saturday, November 15, be
ginning at 7 :30.
The party will consist of a stunt
program in the auditorium with
refreshments and dancing after
It is still not too late to make
reservations in the College Center
office for this occasion.
Those persons who wish to at
tend this social event will please
make their reservations in the C. C.
David Littlejohn, George Stock
bridge, Jonsie Pyron, and Dave
Foreman were elected president,
vice-president, secretary, and treas
urer, respectively, in the student
government election last week as
announced by Miss Bonnie C. Cone,
director of the Charlotte College
David Littlejohn, the new presi
dent, will take over the duties of
the former president, Ralph “Red”
Williams. However, this year a
bigger job will be in store for the
new chief because of the addition
of both sophomore and freshmaii
classes. David who is a sophomore,
has held many offices and is a
member of the C. C. U. N. C. Glee
Club. He is also a first string de
fense man for Footsie Woods’
Owls. The other nominee for presi
dent was Neal Forney.
George Stockbridge is the new
vice-president who will be in charge
of all programs for the College
Center. He is a freshman. Those
defeated for vice-president were
Ed Charles, and Harvey Ritch.
Jonsie Pyron, only female officer,
will hold down her job with a pen.
She is the newly elected secretary
of the student government. Tacky
Smith was the other student on the
ticket for secretary.
Dave Foreman, who was elected
treasurer, is right along w'ith Little
john in office holding. He is a very
w’cll known student, and he hel'l
several offices last year at the Col
lege Center. He is also captain (H‘
the “Owl Eleven’”. Rujmers-up for
treasurer were Bruce Moody.
Charles Wiley, and Bill Schliestitt.
CALENDAR FOR FALL
September 19 Placement Tests
September 22-23 Registration
September 24 Convocation
First day of classes
October 17 Holiday-South Pied
mont Teachers Meeting
November 12 Holiday for Foot
CCUNC vs. Appalachian State
November 27-30 Thanksgiving
December 19-January 30 Christmas
January 5 First day of Winter
This year, the first year that
the Charlotte College Center has
contributed as a group to any
charity, was begun by the con
tribution of $85.81 to the Com
This contribution was the com
bined contributions of both the
students and the faculty.
As a group, a good beginning
has been made this first year,
however, our goal for another
year is higher.
The hope that when the time
comes that the University of North
Carolina will no longer operate the
Charlotte University Center, the
city school board will he able lo
take over was expressed Wednes
day night by Murrey Atkins, chair
man of the board, and Dr. E. H.
Ciaringer. associate superintendent
of the city schools.
They were speakers at a meetin.^^
of the center's faculty and its ad
visory committee held at Kuester’s.
Mr. Atkins explained that many
Charlotte persons will continue to
he interested in the advantages of
fered l)y the center and spoke of its
value for persons who would like
to take terminal and functional
courses there as well as for those
who would like to take first and
second-year college courses.
Dr. Garinger said that no divi
sion of education is growing more
throughout the country than that of
junior colleges and said he hopes
tile center will ]>e continued through
the years to fill the needs of the
peoi>le of Charlotte.
C. E. McIntosh of Chapel Hill,
assistant director of college centers
lor the university’s extension divi
sion. told of the excellent faculties
of the centers and said many of the
teachers have master’s and doctor’>
uegrees. A check of the grades
made in the centers with those made
on the university campus shows
that the students at the centers arc
doing work that is right up with
that done on the campus.
Miss Bonnie E. Cone, director of
the center, presided. It was an
nounced that the Charlotte cent^.T
has more than vSOO students and
there are many applications for en
rollment. Last Wednesday’s dinner
vvas attended by 50 persons.
CHEERLEADERS for the Charlotte College Center o. the University of North Carolina, who were elected in
a special assembly “pep-meeting” last week, are shown in the picture below. The are, center: Jimmy Bolton,
Head Cheerleader; “Tacky ’ Smith, Mike Cockinos, Jonsie Pyron, Co-head Cheerleader; June Kale, Tommy
Calhoun, and “Bebe” Smith.
MusiCf Dramatics^ plus'
VOTING HIGHLIGHTS ACTIVITIES
C. C.’s second election was well
under way when the paper went to
press. Freshman officers were elect
ed in 5 o’clock English classes, and
Sophomore officers were elected by
casting ballots outside the Library
all day Thursday. Run-overs were
held the same way «n Friday.
The group who nominate and
okay students for office holding
positions were elected at the be
ginning of tlie year by all English
classes. However, the names of the
nominatory committee have not yet
been released to the paper.
On the freshman ballot for presi
dent were: Buddy Harris, Frank
Murphy, and Conrad Phillips;
those for vice-president were John
ny Jones, Ralph Mulford, and
Harvey Ritch; those for secretary
were Tom Alexander, Tom Cal
houn, and Doug Phipps; those for
treasurer were Ralph Adkins, Buck
Johnson, and Leon Kendrick; and
those for student government rep
resentatives were Bennie Alex
ander, Pliil Burkhaider, Bob Cook,
Ed Mann. Fairfax Montague, and
On the sophomore ballot for
president were: Richard Gordon.
Harold Hailey, Marcus Henderson,
and Neal Forney; those for vice-
president were Lloyd Overcash.
Betty Smith, Bill Williamson; those
for secretary were Kathleen Fergu
son, Emma Lou Presley, and Ann
Sawyer; those for treasurer were
Bruce Moody, Herman Noble, and
Roy Perry; those for student gov
ernment were Parks Berryhill, Arn
old Bivins, Horace Harkey, Bill
Hinkle, and Jack Rymcr. The of
ficers of both classes will be an
nounced in the next issue of the
'C C. U. N. C. Nli:WS".
Under the direction of Mr. John
Holiday, the Charlotte College Cen
ter has formed a glee club. Mr.
Holliday would like a few more
turnouts; moreover there are no
girl turnouts as yet.
Members of the Glee Club are:
Parks Berryhill, Richard Boward.
Tommy Calhoun, Douglas Helms,
David Littlejohn. Ike McLaughlin.
Frank Newton, Bill Nisbet, Lloyl
Overcash, Conrad Phillips, Henry
Sigmon. Jack Stewart. Nita Whit
by. and Robert Wylie.
It is not too late to join the
dramatic workshop group. All
phases of the thea re arts are con
sidered—from radio to the stage,
from makeup, speech and acting to
scenery and lighting.
Whether you want to become an
other Helen Hayes or remain just
Mary Smith, you can benefit by at
tending the dramatic workshop in
Room 317 every Monday night
from eight to ten o’clock.
Both these organizations, the glee
club and the dramatic club can help
to improve and add to the programs
for C. C.’s coming year. Your sup
port is needed.