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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 26, 1967
The annual Honor and Awards
Convocation will be held today
at 11:30 in the Parquet Room.
Speaking will be Fred Weaver, the
vice-president for University Re
The newly elected student body
officers and Union officers will
be installed in a ceremony at the
convocation. They will take an oath
to “preserve, protect, and abide
by the Constitution of the Student
President Tim Britton will ad
minister the oath of office to John
Gaither, our new president, as his
last act in office.
A number of award, inciuding the
Bonnie E. Cone Award to an out
standing freshman. The Chem
istry, Mathematics, and Physics
Awards to outstanding students in
these subjects, and the James W.
Grey Award to a scholastically
outstanding athlete, will be given.
Two new Awards will be given
this year in addition to the con
ventional ones. The Nursing
Honors Scholarship will be “a-
warded to the student who has
the highest cumulative quality point
ratio at the end of the Sophomore
year of all those students enrolled
in the program leading to a B. S.
degree with a major in Nursing.
The Student Government Award
will be awarded annually by the
Student Legislature to the student
at UNC-C who has most exempli
fied the ideal of unselfish dedica
tion to student government and the
welfare of his fellow students dur
ing the current year.
Last year, ten awards were won
by members of our student body.
Dawn Fisher won the Chemistry
award; Trenton Wilson, the Math
Award; Van BeU, the Physics
award; James Short, the James
W. Grey award; Betty Ann Craig,
the Charlotte PanheUenic award;
Bill Billups, the Bonnie E. Cone
Award; Shirley Carpenter and
Doris Weddington, the Education
Award; and CeUa Meyer and Ros
alie Shumate, the National Confer
ence of Christians and Jew Awards.
Also, students being selected for
Who’s Who Among Students in
American Universities and Colle
ges will be recognized.
Hospital Distributes Pill
With all the controversy about
the pill going on, it is interest
ing to keep track on all the acti
vities concerning birth control
going on over the nation.
In this area, Scott Goodfellow,
editor of the DAILY TAR HEEL,
advocated campus distribution to
A recent story by the Associa
ted Press related the story of a
Baltimore hospital, and their use
of the pill.
The hospital is currently provid
ing pills to high school girls who
are “sexually involved with a num
ber of boys or the girl who is
often intimate with her steady boy
The story went on to tell, “The
providing of piUs is a part of a
program at Sinai Hospital which
offers treatment of adolescent pro
blems from acne to and through
About 60 girls are on the pro
gram of using the pills, said Dr.
Leon Gordis, pediatrician at Sinai.
The doctor explained, ‘Since the
rate of teenage pregnancy is so
high and the consequences are so
tragic, the new service was added
to the center.’
The deputy health commissioner
Class Officers Elected,
Garner, Scott In Rnnoff
BY ELLISON CLARY
Twenty positions on the new leg
islature were filled in student
body elections last Wednesday,
Thursday, and Friday, and one
position was left undecided. In
addition, two students were elected
to spots on the Publications Board.
In senior class elections, the
race for president was left un
decided. Larry Garner, an inde
pendent write-in candidate, polled
the largest count with 48. Trail
ing Garner with 35 tallies was
independent Sam Scott. Scott was
followed by John Hostetler, who
also ran independently and picked
up 32 counts.
A runoff between Garner and
Scott will be held this week to
decide the winner.
with 84 votes; Lane Hurley (UP),
83; Sandra Brantley (UP), 74; Di
anne Hargett (UP), 71 and Vin
cent Batts (UP), 70.
In the senior vice presidential
contest, Jimmy Price (UP) de
feated Chuck Prendergast (Ind.)
by 69 to 44.
For senior representatives, el
ected were Nick Stavrakas (Ind.)
Not elected were Nita Brown
(SP), 69; and Betty Poison (Ind.)
50. It is quite possible that Brown
will ask for a recountl
Phil Wilson (UP) ran unopposed
for junior class president and was
elected with 80 votes.
The junior class vice presiden
tial contest was a vride open affair
since it was completely write-in.
Tommy Thomas led the 13 write-
ins with 15 votes. Behind him was
Betty Ann Guion, who had origin
ally been nominated for the posi
tion but who had withdrawn because
she planned to attend another
school in the fall. She collected 10
tallies. Others getting more than
one vote were Rodney Smith, 3;
David Turner, 3; and Ray Thomp
Five ran for junior represen
tative seats and aU were elected.
Dean Prevette led with 79, follow
ed by David Kluttz and Gerri Vest
with 76 each, Mary Morgan, 75;
and Dona Haynes, 69. Vest ran on
the UP ticket; aU others were
In the sophomore class, Freddie
Setzer (UP) bested Robert Wood
(Ind.) by 107 to 46.
The vice presidential nod went
to Carol Haywood, who defeated her
UP opponent Homer Gaddis 86 to
62. Haywood ran independently.
Elected sophomore represen
tatives were Steve Patterson, 140;
Patsy Hansel, 123; Carol Morris,
122; Beth Schwartz, 120; and Patty
Clayton, 117. All were UP can
didates except for Morris who was
an independent. Faithel Toney (UP)
got 99 votes and was not elected.
Billy Baumgardner (Ind.) and
Larry Keith (UP) were opposed
for the two student posts on the
Publications Board and both were
elected. They received 262 and 285
Stem Loves Nature’s Ocean,
Doesn’t Care For Politics
BY KAY WATSON
“I must be one of a few middle-
aged Americans who still lives on
the street on which I was born.”
Mr. Thad Stem, Jr. is an Ox
ford native who “works at writing
as any other man might work at
being a dentist, a plumber, or an
actor.” He speaks with an accent
that adds to the rustic quality of
his appearance and somehow helps
to belie the age in his small statue
and crew cut.
His writing tends to be a com
bination of poetry and prose —
“the poetry to suggest and the
prose to explain.” While most of
his poetry is acute observation.
for Baltimore, Dr. Matthew Tay-
back, said the unique program pro
poses to lessenthe'extemely large
numbers of pregnancies and live
births among girls 16 and under.”
Dr. Gordis added that the teen
ager is unprepared for mother
hood. Because of this, accidental
births are often tragic and sad
He continued by saying that sex
ually active girls may include
others than promiscuous girls,
since many girls go steady.
The girls in the program are
from all parts of the city, and they
get the pills only after counseling
by a group and an individual, and
only by parenUi consent.
Part of the number of partici
pants are there because their par
ents are worried about pregnancy,
while others are referred by phy
sicians, nurses health agencies,
venereal disease clinic, or the
Maternity Care Center.
Gorais added, ‘Essentially the
experience of the adolescent center
has shown that sexual activity is
increasingly common and accepted
Perhaps Scott will have his way
if the trend toward the pill con
there is usually an element of
philosophical logic involved too.
Reading from the introduction to
his book SPUR LINE, he explain
ed that a spur line is a side
track from the main path, and he
went on to say that though his
poetry isn’t “the main artery, it
From listening to his poetry and
talking with him, it is easy to
see that he loves Granville County
and Oxford, North Carolina. And
just as plain is the fact that he
feels every emotion and every
feeling that he writes about. What
he writes about is real, and his
feelings are just as true.
His writing encompasses every
thing from love to the ocean,
“everybody’s big brother,’’ to
LBJ. He satirizes love, saying
that we only have one word for
love where the Greeks had three.
That is why we love everything
from the “Baltimore Colts, to
God, to truth, to chocolate sun
Thad Stem is a true poet —
but “a poet without Laurel.” He
is like the ocean he describes
in his poem, “Sea Scape,” one
who “doesn’t give a decayed bit of
driftwood for aU of man’s poli
Meeting Mr. Thad Stem was an
experience; knowing him must be
even a greater one. But from lis
tening to his poetry, I felt like I
came to know him, and it certainly
was a pleasure.
Afterwards at lunch with Dr.
Cone, Dr. Wallace, Mrs. Stem,
LeGette Blythe, and Dr. Mason,
Mr. Stem was quite as ease dis
cussing North Carolina and its
people. His love for his state,
his friends, and his poetry was
obvious through his quick wit and
his flashing smile....
Thad Stem Reads From the introduction to his
book, SPUR LINE. Photo by Journal Photo
grapher, Frank Coley.
Paul Boswell again is editor of
the JOURNAL this week. Ellison
Clary is still officially editor,