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Point Blank by Larry Keith
And A Man
Brenton Steele, the first track coach of the
first track team at the University of North
Carolina’s newest campus, reminds one of an
English lord gone to war.
“We will try our best,’’ he commanded and
his office trembled.
“If my fellows make an honest effort, a
good try, I will be very happy. If men perform
their best that’s all you can really expect of
them. But you must always remember that
each man is different. Each has his own
makeup and his own physique.’’
There will be 12 physiques running and
jumping around the playing fields of Dover
this spring. Most of them have some track
and field experience from high school.
Steele is starting from scratch.
“I never went in much for athletics as a
participant,’’ Coach Steele revealed. “I was
more of a spectator than anything else. But
my brother was pretty good in track and I
had some friends who were too.’’
The University Union’s program director is
giving it an honest, dedicated effort however.
He shoved a track manual across his desk
and said, “I’ve found a lot of helpful sugg
estions in this. It’s 'Run, Run, Run’ by Fred
Wilt, evidently a champion.*'
From his bookshelf he pulled another how-
to-do-it text. “There’s some excellent stuff
here, really, very, very good.’’
Steele does not expect to put together a
formidable entry for the Penn Relays but he
isn’t pessimistic, either.
“When I consented to help out I realized
what a tough challenge I was facing. I feel
that we can win a couple of events, though.
There are several boys on the team who look
to be pretty good but I don’t want to mention
any names this early, since it isn’t hard
to look good in conditioning drills.’’
With practice sessions in their third week,
progress, despite seemingly insurmountable
odds, is becoming evident.
At first, Steele concentrated on getting his
underlings in the best possible shape. He
had them running three miles a day onlv last
“My role will be a changing one,’’ he ex
plained. “At the beginning I acted as a stim
ulus to see that they fulfilled what was expected
of them. I take part in the warmups myself.
'Later on I will begin to concentrate on
techniques, such as stride and other things.’’
Steele, because “it’s good for a coach to
be out there with his fellows,’’ is present for
every minute of every hour practice session.
Dr. Harvey Murphy, the school’s athletic
director, feels that is Steele’s major asset.
“If I were the coach I wouldn’t do as well
as he has,’’ Murphy said. “I have so many
teaching and administrative responsibilities
that I don’t have the time that Mr. Steele
^ “We’ll all be out there for a reason,’
' he added with startling finality. “We’ll be
' working for the school and the team, not
just for our physical selves. I want the boys
0 enjoy what they’re doing but I want it
I to be a work type fun.’’
Letters To The Editor
Strong Objections Voiced
To Being Called Lost Souls
On January 11, 1967, the Car
olina Journal carried a letter vili
fying this school, the administra
tion, and the student body
generally. It came as no surprise
to see that the tirade ended with
“Name Withheld.” People who
write letters like this rarely have
the courage to sign their names.
It takes no backbone to make nasty
accusations when one’s identity can
be shielded behind “Name With
Speaking as only two of the
students of UNC-C, we object st
rongly to being referred to as
either lost souls, degenerates,
nondescrips, or maggots. And we
feel certain that the majority of
the student body feels a similar
reculsion to being described in
such terms. We also resent the
slur cast on UNC-C and its ad
ministrators. Certainly mistakes
are made here — daily. We
assume, however, Mr. or Miss
Name Withheld, that you made
some errors during your adoles
cent, formative years. In our
opinion you are still making them.
For example, you haven’t quite
learned to think before you speak.
Perhaps a mistake has been
made in choosing Park Center for
the commencement ceremony. The
cold, hard fact is, however, that
not many places are available for
such a ceremony. One of Char
lotte's great needs isforanappro-
priate civic center, but we can
hardlj' expect one to appear before
May, 1967, just because we need
it. We would remind Name Witli-
held, also, tliat the city of Char
lotte has received persons of con
siderable stature at Park Center.
To name only two, the late John
Fitzgerald Kennedy and Governor
Terry Sanford appeared there.
The administration has been
more tlian fair in allowing student
representation on committees
making decisions directly affecting
tile students. Two Student mem
bers sit on tlie committee which
is planning graduation activities.
The two are top students in the
senior class, and we feel that tliey
would have voiced objections if
the administration was too far off
base in choosing Park Center. Stu
dent representation on faculty and
administrative committees is a
goalf for which both the student
government and the administration
has worked very hard. Name With
held has probably contributed to a
severe setback in this area.
Protest is a legitimate response
to a wrong, if wrong has been done.
Protest, however, can be stated
in dignified, respectable terms.
We cannot help but believe that
Name Withheld has thrown in a
lot of totally irrelevant junk to
obscure tlie fact that he had a
weak argumciit to start with. We
furtlier believe that Name With-
held’s opinions are not the opinions
of the majority of the studentbody.
Sue C. Garrett
Larry L. Garner
Role Of Campus SG
MANHATTAN, KANS, - (I. P.)-
What are the rights and respon
sibilities of students, faculty and
administrators in the university
What should be the role of the
Mascot Vote Date Set At SL
Opened To Student Body
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the chair was upheld in its de
Next, Tim Britton announced
that there will be a Student Body
Assembly Wednesday, May 8, at
11:30 a. m. in the University
Ballroom. He also reported that a
general referendum willtakeplace
May 8, 9, and 10 to determine
the new mascot.
Both students and general fac
ulty will vote for one of the foll-
owling: 1. Wild Boars, 2. Bisons,
3. Hornets, 4. Chargers, 5. Cou
gars, 6. Colts, 7. Clippers, 8.
Forty-Niners. The mascot receiv
ing the greatest number of votes
must then be approved by Chan
Tim Britton also announced that
a second referendum will be held
concerning a bill passed in Leg
islature which will change the
number of night student represen
tatives from 8 to 1 representa
tive for every 75 night students.
The bill will not be effective,
however, until approved by two-
thirds of the student body.
Larry Gamer, Chairman of the
Finance Committee, reported that
$35 will be allocated to the Lit
erary Club and that $37.23 will
be given to the cheerleaders for
their trip to Charleston.
The Legislature then accepted
the new University Union Consti
tution presented by Bill Billups,
Judicial Committee Chairman.
SaUy Hagood, then gave the Rules
Committee report. She announced
that, due to the second amend
ment of the Constitution, an ex
ecutive member cannot serve as
proxy in the Legislature. She add
ed that, due to a section in the
innual’s Constitution, the editor of
che annual cannot serve as proxy.
Larry McAfee, the Chairman of
the Ways and Means Committee,
read the names of his committee
members. They are as follows:
Dwayne Spitzer, John Gaither,
Dianne Hargett, Louise Napol-
itane, and Steve Patterson.
Since there was neither any old
business nor any new business,
the meeting was adjourned until
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made numerous televisionappear-
ances on the shows of Ed Sull
ivan, Garry Moore, Pat Boone,
The Dukes of Dixieland have
their own unique sound; their music
is characterized by a “modern
Being natives of New Orleans,
the Dukes were able to absorb
a great deal from the greats of
music who planed there — Louis
Armstrong, Count Basie, Billy
Taylor, Jelly Roll Morton, and
others. Tickets for the Dukes of
Dixieland Show will be $1 for
UNC-C students and $2 for the
university student in governing
himseK and in policy making in
What freedoms are desirable in
a climate of learning which will
enhance human dignity and the de
velopment of the student?
These are some of the questions
which a 17-man Presidential Co
mmission on Student Government
will explore at Kansas State Uni
versity during the current school
In creating the commission of
10 student leaders and 7 faculty.
President James A. McCain char
ged the group with “defining the
ohilosophy and clai'ifying the obj
ectives of student government,”
with “determining key issues in
the area of student government and
student - faculty relationships on
our campus” and with “making
recommendations for strength
ening the role of student govern-
men and achieving its objectives,”
“The rights of university
students and student relationships
with other segments of the uni
versity community are becoming
increasingly a matter of concern
md discussion throughout Ameri
can high education,” President
McCain said. He noted that accel
erating university enrollments and
growing emphasis on research
threaten to depersonalize the ed
ucational process unless effective
countermeasures are taken.
President McCain noted that stu
dents are becoming increasingly
sensitive to, and concerned over,
the state of the Nation and the
world off campus.
Heck Plants Hackberry Trees
BY GAYLE WATTS
Recently, large excavations ap
peared on either side of the main
walk leading to the Student Union.
Those of us who have been stu
dents here for any length of time
Icnew that these sxaces were there
for a new type of tree which Dr.
Herbert Hechenbleikner had plans
to try. For the rest of us, these
basins were somewhat of a
But during the week of exams
trees were planted in the wide
holes, which had been dug so
deep and broad so as to aid the
roots of the new trees to sur
vive a hard layer of clay known
as “bull tallow”.
These trees are hackberry trees
(Celtis mississippiensis). Th*
hackberry is related to the elm
and its species is usually found
further south and west, although
there is a native one in this area.
“I chose this particular tree
because it is hardy and can stand
the poor growing conditions, the
hot sun, and the cold wind,” ex
plained Dr. Hechenbleikner.
Although the hackberry is a
rather large tree, according to Dr.
Hechenbleikner plans ours wiUnot
get so large.
“My intention is to prune the
trees into an archway over the
walk,” says Dr. Hechenbleikner.
He is hoping to have the arch
formed in three-five years.
This archway will not only pro
vide beauty and shade for our
campus, but also will offer most
welcome protection from the ele
ments for we, cold, and wind