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5 Vol. 3
Wednesday, January 31, 1968
Bids For Dormitories Finally Open
12 Story Structure
To House 1,000
A picture of what completed dorms will look like.
Blythe’s Play To Highlight
As the highlight of Charlotte’s
bicentennial celebration this year,
writer-in-residence here Legette
Blythe’s play “TheNomets’Nest”
will be presented in the new am
phitheater in early summer. Cast
ing for this commemorative
drama, directed by John McCrae,
director of Charlotte Opera Assoc
iation, is planned for early March.
Student and faculty participation
here is expected to be high.
According to Mr. Blythe, the
play will require a cast of 100
or more people. The greater part
of the characters are not speak
ing parts so experience in drama
is not a necessary requirement for
students and faculty members in
terested in taking part in the
“The Hornets’ Nest,” a sym
phonic drama with much action,
music, dance, and pantomime,
covers the period from August,
1768 and the founding of Char
lotte, to 1781, The music is being
written by Loonis McGlohon.
Rehearsals will be held by scene
in the drama room in C building.
Parts are available tor every age
from baby to grandfather. Because
Twelve performances will be
given beginning Thursday, June
20, June 31, and June 22. Other
dates for the performances are
June 27, 28, 29; July 4, 5, 6; and
July 11, 12, 13. Tickets wiU be
at a nominal figure.
of the large number of walk-on
parts, one need not be available
to appear in all of the twelve per
formances. There are also, of
course, technical positions avail
Interested faculty and student
body members are urged to con
sider auditioning. If the presen
tation is well-received, it may
The play, written especially for become an annual function of this
the event of Charlotte’s 200th campus.
“We are especially anxious to
give the University all the slant
we can on this thing,” explains
Mr. Blythe, speaking for himself
and Mr. McCrae, “particulary as
a University project.”
birthday, is action-packed and
fast-moving, k has two acts which
wUl be separated by a short in
termission. The scenes will pro
gress continually in action with
out paus for the scenery changes.
The play will be published in book
form and will be available for
purchase prior to opening night.
Bids for the first dormitories
on this campus have been called
The bids will be opened at 2:30
p.m., March 5, for the two 12-
story structures which will house
University officials believe that
the dormitories will mark a change
almost as significant as that which
took place when Charlotte College
became the University of North
Carolina at Charlotte. Chancellor
D. W. Colvard sees the coming of
dormitories as an opportunity to
fulfill an obligation to serve the
Although many students from be
yond commuting range find rooms
in Charlotte, most students still
come from Mecklenburg and im
mediately surrounding counties.
Fall enrollment was 2,014.
Dr. Bonnie E. Cone, Vice Chan
cellor for Student Affairs, prefers
to call the structures residence
haUs rather than dormitories. She
says that they will provide a total
living-learning situation rather
than just a place to sleep.
They will be the first high-
rise buildings on the campus. Dr.
Cone said that although the Uni
versity now has plenty of land-
900 acres—this will not always be
the case, and thus it was decided
to take the buildings skyward.
The 1967 General Assembly
authorized $3.4 million tor the two
projects with halt the cost to be
self-liquidated from student ren
tals. The University has obtained
a $1.7 million loan from the De
partment of Housing and Urban
Leslie Boney of Wilmington is
architect for the project, which
is expected to take 15 months
to complete. The residence halls
will house 500 men in one and
500 women in the other. They
will be built between the present
buildings and Highway 49. A $1
million cafeteria now under de
sign will serve the two buildings.
Dr. Cone said that the philo
sophy in planning the dormitories
was to create an atmosphere in
which students will belong to a
small unit rather than to the total
of 500 students in the residence
hall. The smallest unit of stu
dents will be the 12 in a suite.
There will be 50 students on each
floor. Two floors will be com
bined to make a house of 100
The elevators will stop only
on the first floor of each house.
The two floors of a house will
be further linked by a two-story
lounge in the middle. When a
meeting is going on on the lower
level, students above may listen
from their balcony without going
In each house there will be
seminar rooms and study rooms
that can be used for classes and
formal and informal seminars.
Dr. Cone expects some teaching
to be done in the residence halls.
In each of the two buildings
there will be an apartment and
office for the resident manager.
On each floor there will be a
personnel assistant to help stu
dents with problems.
The main floor of each build
ing will house a library-lounge,
a television viewi!>.g area and an
area for vending machines. The
floor below that will contain a
large space for recreation, a space
for washing and drying clothes,
storage space and a laundry pick
A committee of students, faculty
and staff has worked with the
architect to develop the program
for the residence halls. TJie com
mittee will continue to work to
evolve plans for the operation of
the building and development of
the living-learning program.
The exterior of the buUdings
will be white sand-blasted con
crete poured In place.
Odetta, Famous Folksinger. To Be
Presented In Concert At J.C.S.U.
Spivak To Present
Odetta, a rare find in the folk
singing field, will be presented in
a benefit concert on the campus
of Johnson C. Smith University,
Thursday, February 1, at 8:15
p.m. in the Hartley-Woods Gym
nasium. Her concert is being spon
sored by the Rho Chapter of the
Omega Psi Phi Fraternity. All
proceeds from the engagementare
being contributed by Odetta to the
James B. Duke Memorial Lib
rary Book Fund to obtain new
volumes for the recently opened
million dollar library.
Third Recital Sunday Boykin Compiles Union List
Post-Romanticism and Impres
sionism will be the themes of
musician-in-residence Raul Spi-
vak’s third recital to be presented
Sunday, February 5 at 3:30 p.m.
in the Parquet Room of the Union.
During this series of four reci
tals. entitled “Perspectives
Baroque to Contemporary”, Mr.
Spivak desires to give a panoramic
view of music from all style
Of Periodicals Available
Music Through The Keyboard:
The noted pianist will present
selections from Brahms, Debussy,
Ravel, Scriabin, Rachmaninoff, and
Mussorsgky at the Sunday recital.
A union list of periodicals and
serials available in public, acade
mic, and special libraries located
in a fifty-mile radius of Char
lotte is currently being compiled
under the direction of Joseph F.
Boykin, Jr., Assistant to the Lib
rarian at the University of North
Carolina at Charlotte.
The list, to be called the “Char
lotte Area Union List of Perio
dicals and Serials (CAULPS)”, will
be a revision of the “Union List
of Periodical Holdings in Meck
lenburg County” issued in Febru
ary, 1966. Nineteen libraries in
Mecklenburg County, including the
Atkins Library, contributed to this
list. More than thirty libraries,
including a few from adjoining
counties, are expected to contri
bute to the revised and updated
list, which will include mor than
two thousand five hundred sepa
rate titles. Preparation of the list
will be done by the System/360
computer on the University of
North Carolina at Charlotte
campus. This computer was used
in running copies of the Atkins
Library Serials List which was
issued in October, 1967. Copies
of CAULPS will be distributed to
all libraries which contribute a
list of their holdings and to other
libraries upon request. Librarians
believe the revised union list will
be a helpful tool to both students,
faculty members, and researchers
who need access to material in
periodicals and serials.
An Alabama bom Negro, Odetta
spent her young life in California.
Her first theatrical break came
in the production of “Finian’s
Now in her mid-30’s, she has
achieved a high place among Amer
ican Singers. She, like the im
mortal Walt Whitman, sings the
songs of America, past, present
and future. Her scope is from
the sad to the sacred, blues to
Mr. Boykin has described the
purpose of CAULPS and its com
pilation in an article in the Win
ter, 1968 issue of “North Caro
lina Libraries,” the official quar
terly journal of the North Caro
lina Library Association.
Sid Adilman ofthe Toronto Tele
gram said of Odetta’s musical
ability, “Every song has its own
creative touch and Odetta, an earth
mother, brings each of them to
life with flash and filigree.”
Tickets for the benefit concert
are priced at $2.50 for adults
and $1.00 tor students and are on
sale on the campus, the Hi-Fi
Camera Center, National Hatshop,
Record City Ehscount Shop, and
A. D. Neal’s Barber Shop.
The public is invited to attend
and support the J. B. Duke Memo
rial Library Book Fund.