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The Carolina journal. volume (Charlotte, N.C.) 1965-19??, October 18, 1967, Image 8

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PAGE 8 Ecuadorian Student Likes U.S.-- Especially Those American Girls “I like mini-skirts,” declares the dark-haired boy seated on the Union sofa. “If it makes the girls happy—that’s fine with me,” he continues with a smile. The speaker is Fernando Patricio Orti, exchange student from Quito, Ecuador. In his se cond year here, Fernando is an electrical engineering major. He had his first taste of Ame rican life and school work in 1965 when he participated in Operation Amigo and visited Myers Park High School. The Mecklenburg Jaycees helped him to come back here t o continue his education. “I decided 1 would do better here,” replies Frenando in answer to why he decided to come. “In Ecuador, engineering takes six years whereas here it only takes four.” His out-of-state tuition, books, tees, etc. are taken care of by a Mecklenburg Jaycees scholarship. This grant also includes living expenses. The University has granted him a $150 scholarship this tall. During his stay in the U.S., Fernando has come to “love Ame ricans—especially girls!” But when asked his opinion of Ame rican girls, his reply was “No comment. Seriopsly, no com ment!” “I especially like pancakes,” says Fernando of American foods he enjoys. “Also, all kinds of pies—especially strawberry and cherry. I would like to try some baking, but there is no time.” Fernando has moved since last year. He now lives with two boys at 1421 Lyon Court. He has also held several jobs during the past year and a half. During Christmas he was employed at a department store, and then dur ing semester break he worked for Marling Rockwell Company in the check room. His sumer in the check room. His summer job was with Duke Power in the computer room. Fernando is thoroughly enjoy ing his college career here. “No, I am not homesick,” he assures. Holman-Moody (Continued from page 4) The seat in this car is just a mat resting on a groove in the fiber glass body. The car was a five speed, but first gear is si^posed to be able to wind up to about 40mph which leaves fifth gear the possibility of about 215 mph. Before leaving Holmon-Moody Inc. Rich and Gary got a preview of the car being built to race at Le Mans next year. Richard described the car as “a new con cept and design which will pro bably cost about $1,200,000 to de velop.” The only pictures they were able to get were the car unassembled. This new car is being given the unusual name of “Honker”, and in the 1968 race at Le Mans the reason for the un usual name will be seen. Reference LITTLE MAN ON CAMPUS Books For Tests Here Students who plan to take the National Teacher Examination and/or Graduate Record Exami nation later this year or in 1968 may find it helpful to consult several reference books in the J. Murrey Atkins Library. books suggested by A. W. Ste wart, Reference Librarian, as worthy of examination are the fol lowing; (a) Gruber, Edward C., HOW TO SCORE HIGH ON THE NATIONAL TEACHER EXAMINATION. (b) Gruber, E.C., EDUCAL TION IN THE ELEMEN TARY SCHOOL (Teach ing Area Examination). (c) HOW TO PASS HIGH on the GRADUATE RE CORD EXAMINATION APTITUDE TEST. iHFee-^ ONE i'p Luce TO nowav?ke apout. Separate volumes containing sample examination questions in the following subject areas of the Graduate Record Examination are also available in the library: bio logy, chemistry, education, French, geology, history, litera ture, physics, psychology, andSpa- nish. Swain’s Charcoal Steak House 1800 W. Mereheed St. RESERVATIONS: m]414 CURB SERVICE 3631 South Blvd.—523-6311 3101 E. Independ.—377-4509 ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ : ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ t ♦ t CITY, Ask The 2321 S. BLVB. 525-4452 Charlotte’s Volume Dealer Students That Ride YAMAHAS! Exciting Economical r«f. PIKE $745 Catalina 250 Cross Country Sport UNC-C Special!! *$*•• * U» rato iasaraaco K Tha rata af aataaiabila 17 m»M$ 4 Maatb Fall Warraaty and reiterates, “A simple no.” Fernando thinks BWOC was great. “We want more of the same , but not like Anthony and the Imperials who arrived 15 mi- Russian Course Offered This campus offers a course in Russian for the first time this year. The class of twelve students, taught by Dr. Saman, seems to be en joying the language and is doing better, on the average* than stu dents enrolled in other language courses. “The reason behind the better grades is probably twofold,” states Dr. Saman. “First of aU, Russian has a political, economical im portance behind it. Secondly, Rus sian is somewhat intriguing, creat ing a certain unknown quality that attracts and challenges students. As one student put it, ‘It’s the only course I’m making A’s in.’” There are plans for extending the language to the 300 level for those students vranting to go that deeply into it. The way it looks now, the course will be quite successful in future semesters. nutes late and left one and on half hours early. The event was well-planned and it made me feel good to see so many people there,” he explains. To uncomplicate matters liis getting to school and dating, Fer. nando is working toward gettitj his drivers license and a car, “The only thing that disturbs me about this institution,” Fer. nando admits, “is the heating sys. tern. I get too many colds fron the irregular heating system." He continues, “There is oi* other thing. People should cars more about this piace. That’s an old cliche but at least the could be more friendly.” His plans for the future includt graduate school. He says he wit return to Ecuador after graduatioi if these plans do not work out “I would like to work for an Ame rican company in Ecuador,” Fer nando says. “I really don’t l?lie to settle down in one place--it’s kind of boring,” he coiiunnts. “Later I would like to try ano ther city in the U. S.” RASCAL HOUSE 2400 North Tryon Street Dining and Dancing PHONE 375-8811 The favorite shop of the Big Man on Campus at UNC-C THREE ON A FASHION MATCH COORDINATES A bold, smart, no-kidding- around ensemble thal lets them know you're there. Handsome, "young-m-build^, colorful plaid sportcoat, matching plaid vest All very smartly tailored. The bold way into up-to-date fashioa PLAIDS AND SOLIDS 37-44 SAXON SHOP BELK'S THIRD FLOOR

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