The Carolina journal. volume (Charlotte, N.C.) 1965-19??, October 25, 1967, Image 7
5-Year Man on Campus With Ellison Clary Old Newspaper Sparks Various Memories “Saturday night saw Charlotte College’s first major social event ctf the fall season, Hootenanny 63 1/2. At approximately 8:30 an es timated six hundr^ students began arriving in the Library Auditorium carrying blankets, pUlows, and rugs to sit on.” That’s how the first paragraph of the lead story in the October Charlotte Collegian described this instution’s first blanket concert back in 1963. 1963. That was my freshman year here. And looking back at those old student publicatiais sparked a variety of feelings and memories for me. The Charlotte CoUegian was the name of the campus newspaper before Charlotte College grew up and became the fourth campus of the state university. The total lack of imagination in its name always irked me. It was published once a month, when the printer wasn’t too busy, regardless of whether there was enough news to fill it. The Hootenanny account appeared in the October editicm, the first that year. Although the story, as illustrated above, named the Library Aud itorium as location of the concert, the cutUne under a picture of the goings on stated, “Setting for the musical evening was the game room of the CoUege Union.” That duality of accounts would be enough! to thoroughly confuse a fellow in regard to where he actually was that night except for the fact that the picture background was clearly that of an upstairs library room which race served as an auditorium.In any case, union officers, much as I hate to admit it, the first blanket concert here was held indoors. New Road Was Nameless Also in that October edition was a stoiy whose headUne proclaimed, “New Road Links Campus To North 29.” “A new road bed links the north campus to Highway 29 several miles north rf the intersection with 49,” the story informed. “When finished, this road wiU give students commuting from Kannapolis and Concord a time-saving short cut to the campus.” Yeah, not to mention the time it saves getting to Park Drive-In and back. “As yet,” the story concluded, “The road has not been named. Perhaps suggestions from the student body are in order.” I can’t remember why nobody suggested Herlocker Ejqjressway. And on the last page, I got my first by-line with “Hopes For Cross Country Wane.” It began, “Charlotte College’ hopes for field ing a cross country team this year are fast growing dim. Coach Irving Edelman stated that only three boys reported to a meeting held recenlty for aU those interested in participating in the sport...” We didn’t field a cross country team that fall. In another page 4 story, which apparently was an account of a recent student legislature meeting, this tidbit caught the eye. . .Wondered With Awe’ “. . .A minumum of twenty five hundred dollars was set aside in order to purchase eqppment for the College Union Building.” (The Union and Library buildings were in use for the first time that year.) . . This money wiU only be used to buy equipment for student act ivities such as billiard tables, ping pong tables, card tables, a piano, an F.M. radio and a portable hi fi.” In the same story, “Dudney Jamagin, President of the Student Council, has this to say. ‘We have been going to school several weeks now and thus tar there are no games In the game room and no pro visions for small dances.’” PAGE 7 Letters To Editor Zepeda Misses Point of Record Dear Editor: In the last issue of THE CAR OLINA JOURNAL, a small article appeared in the entertainment sec tion of the paper concerning Peter Paul and Mary. It was stated in this article that the well-known group has expressed a dislike for rock and roll music, which they have. the song cannot be classified as hard rock, but is still definitely rock and roll. I will admit that here is a hint of rock and roll oeat in the song, but “I Dig Rock and RoU Music” is by no means a rock tune! The young man who wrote the article has missed the whole point of the song. Ifthis gentleman would sit down and listen carefully to the song in its entirety, I believe that he would be shocked to dis cover that “I Dig Rock and Roll Music” by Peter Paul and Mary is an obvious satire of rock and roll music. Stephen H. Wodarski This article went on to state that Peter Paul and Mary have record ed a song, the title of which is “I Dig Rock and Roll Music,” that makes this ever-popular group of individuals a bunch of hypo crites. The article states fiiat Peter Paul and Mary recorded this song solely for money-making purposes. Librarian Program Helps Shortage The writer of the article gives the group a break and says that Dear Editor: The consideration of the estab lishment of a program in library service for school librarians here at the University of North Caro lina at Charlotte is opportunely 17 Opinions Of McNeely Offered timed. It is, also, an educational feat. A school of library service for school librarians has long been needed in the Charlotte-Mecklen- burg area. Prior to now, people who were interested in library service found it necessary to goto our sister campus - UNC-Chapel Hill - or, to some other distant campus. Because ofthe distance involved, school librarians, especially, had to wait until summer to attend the various colleges. For these 18 hours, which are necessary for By PATRICK McNEELY Here are seventeen of my opin ions; I hope you can’t stand them: (1) Mini-skirts are great for anyone with poise enough to wear one. (2) American politics is border ing on anarchy and proud of it. (3) “Andecker” is the best beer made and you can get it on tap at the “Hoot-Moi.” (4) Marijuana should not be leg alized but the law forbidding it should be less strictly enforced and the penalties reduced. (5) In 10 years the two-edged sword of liberalism will slice to day’s activist youth to moderation but not conservatism. (6) Romney’s quick - to - speak, slow-to-think personality results from poor toilet training. (7) John Hostettler is not what he appears to be. . . honest, he’s a boy; he told me so. (8) Bud Stokely is not what he appears to be . . . really, he’s human; he told me so. (9) Science has taken over ed ucation; soon I expect to see a course in a scientific approach to literature. (10) Many of the people on this campus turn my stomach and vice versa; this gives me great plea sure. (11) You can choose to live in the middle class and have a hat red for “the middle class ideal” (some people don’t know that.) (12) Real friends lurk in the shadows. (13) If there is any sanity in the United States we’ll make Nel son RockefeUer our next president. (14) The Boston Red Sox sym bolized “The American Dream” and panned out the same. (15) I agree with Hobbes that the government has the right to demand many things from me, but my life is not one of them; it’s sacred and on this point I oppose the conscription. tt6) People today just don’t cry enough! (1'5 Students of today talk about (17) Students of today talk about it more and do it less. Go ahead and write a letter to the editor, she’ll be glad; she never gets any mail! certification as a school librarian, one had to attend at least one and one-half summers. In addition to the length of time it took to become certified as a school lib rarian, and in some cases, sep aration of families, there was the financial consideration. According to Ray L. Carpenter’s article in SOUTHEASTERN LIB RARIAN, (fall, 1965): “At least 800 pubUc schools in North Car olina are attempting to give lib rary service without trained lib rarians” With the establishment of the program for school librarians here at UNC-C, perhaps the shortage of school librarians will be great ly reduced. LaVerne Mcllwaine Kathryn L. Reynolds New Ed. of Magazine Refreshingly Varied Concert Just as I was about to return the old paper to its moldy place of ^ I ^ "■ "fl" C safekeeping, I noticed what is in the present light probably the most J- JL O amusing of the news accounts found. Its headline read “Grading Puzzle Solved” and the annonymous story began as foUows: “Those who have seen it have wraidered with awe. Those who have not are neutral. The fact remains however, that there is a large hole on the campus covered only with stumps and dry grass. No, it is not a crater, only the beginning of a lake which is to add a new world of beauty to Charlotte CoUege.” Putting the iiaper away and ending with a cUche, suffice it to say memories are made of this. Season tickets for the Com munity Concert Series are avail able this year to students without charge and may be reserved at the Union Desk. A student may sign out one ticket for one of the five concerts on each series. If tickets remain after 2:00 p.m. on the day of a concert, a student who has previously used one may use one again. BY JOHNLAFFERTY The newly arrived second edi tion of this years Barnstormer is 1 pleasing surprise for those who ave followed the publications in- ant development. In it, the edi- X)TS have broadened their scope, and lengthened their magazine, both with pleasing results. The issue opens with a note from the editor, describing his, and the club’s feelings towards “the big day” which they feel to be in their future. He stresses their “eager ness to ’do domethlng—if for its own sake,” and theis enghusiasm seems to keynote their current work. The Barnstormers seem to be retreating from the field of goal oriented literature, Md in their withdrawal they have created a magazine which is not a struggle to read, but rather leaves one with a refreshed feeling, yet a feeling that one has gained some insight into the world. Artwork is one of the major in novations in this issue. Gerry Ledford and Vickie Walton have contrlDuted drawings which are destinctive, although their quality has suffered somewhat inprinting. A haunting photo of a lonely farm, and one of Mr. Eric Anderson surrounded by “xamples of his sculpture round out the visual por tions of the magazine. Faculty contributions are ano ther step away from the past. The inclusion of Dr. McCall’s “Last Lecture” hopefully sets a precedent, in which other fine talks and lectures will be print ed. Featues which upgrade the quality are Gerry Ledford’s Inter view with Mr. Anderson, and many poems which saterize life, both in general, and in the narrow aspect, as viewed by a UNC-C studenL As pointed out by Mr. Hancock, in his BMitor’s notes, the Barn stormers have learned to laugh at themselves. Fortunately, they are no longer oriented to wards the serious. The inclusion of more “Mother Goose 1967 Revisited” and several quotes of great men do detract somewhat from the issue. Al though the Mother Goose is amus ing, it has practically become a re^ar feature of The Barn stormer, which shouldn’t happen Faculty Should Be Generalized —Am Arbor, Mich.-(I.P.)-Uni- ''ersities should add to their fa culties more teachers who are “specialists in generalization,” according to Allan F. Smith, Uni- ''crsity of Michigan vice-president for academic affairs. The explosion of knowledge makes it integration, particularly for the undergraduate student, more difficult than ever. Smith explained. The teacher who helps the student accomplish this is es sential—but the rewards of acade mic scholarship are harder for the generalist to come by. “He faces the desperate possi bility of being charged with super ficiality and the worse possibility of being guilty,” Smith observed. “He will never be quite as learned in any disciplinary branch as his coUeague who specializes. He runs the risk of early obsolesence. for a developed synthesis can be shattered overnight with new scientific discoveries or the coming of new social organi zations.” “Such separation tends also to create a sense of competition for resources ■ with material which is so repeti tious. The quotes, although thought provoking, seem to be included as space-fillers. The noticable ab sence of stories is a final weaken ing link in the composition, although O.C. Stonestreet’s sketch helps to compensate for this lack ing. All in all, the new Barnstormer is good. I hope that the editors will keep up the good work.