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February 6, 1953
Published monthly throughout the school year by the students
of CHARLOTTE COLLEGE, Charlotte, North Carolina.
Acting Editor... .
Business Manager Wellene Hodge
... Miss Mary Denny
The Opportunities of The Student Union Building
So you’d like a little more social life at C. C.? Sure, the
parties vve have are great fun, and it’s a pleasure just con
versing with our friends between classes, but we do need a
little bit more time in which to get better acquainted with
Well, perhaps you have a solution to the problem. We have
one; the Student Union Building. We have a perfectly good
building that’s going to waste. Just think how convenient
it would be if we would only take advantage of it? We had
one social out there this year, and apparently it was a suc
cess. Why not have more?
Yes, why don’t we have more? The building is usable
as it is, but it would be more enjoyable if it were “fixed up”
a little. A coat of paint would help ever so much, and I’m
sure we could find a u.se for that furniture your Mom has
been wanting to get out of the house for so many years.
Just think of how useful a club house could be! We could
have an Oi>en House every so often. Then you would have a
chance to introduce yourself to that cute someone you’ve
been dying to meet all quarter. Do you find it a problem
getting a place in which to have your frat or sorority party?
Well, here’s the place—the S. U. B. It could be a most val
uable asset to our school if we would only take advantage of it.
Let’s put our best foot forward, and start our spring
housecleaning NOW. Let’s reactivate the Student Union
Building, and in doing so. I’m sure we’ll become better
Community College Aid Proposals Sound
The proposal.^ and recommendations of the Community
College Comnnttee of the North Carolina Survey of Educa
tion appear to be of the highest quality.
In reading over the “Community College Study”, a state
publication covering tha work of this committee, we find that
the curricula, facility, and supervisory recommendations are
on a parallel with those now in operation at UNC, State, and
other state supported universities.
Noteworthy are the recommendations for adult, technical,
and semi-technical education which the committee proposes
be integrated with the normal academic studies offered at
Almost a year and half of hard work went into the com
mittee’s report. It made a study of the community college
movement on the national le\el, studying colleges in Califor
nia, New York, Texas, Pennsylvania, and other states pioneer
ing in the community college movement.
We are in hearty agreement with Dr. Allan S. Ilurburt,
who directed the community college study and its reporting.
He said that community college “implementation will move
the State of North Carolina forward a significant step in the
educational service of its people.”
We only hope the General As.sernbly will be in agreement
once tha matter comes before it.
Owls Need Support of Student Body
The basketball team has been playing its heart out for
the glory of old C. C. In addition to the valuable time the mem
bers of the team have expended, a number of them have
spent some good cold cash.
They lack the wholehearted support of the student body,
however. At a number of home games, only a handful of
students of C. C. were present.
We hereby state our support of any appropriations that
the Student Council may make to the basketball team, and
urge that every student enjoy every game possible.
In the last issue of the Collegian
we named Venoy liryant as presi
dent of Sigma Lambda Chi. Oiir
apologies to .lohn K. Hunsucker,
who is actually president.
They Have A Job To Do
To the cheers of millions, Dwight
Eisenliowcr has formally been
sworn in as Chief Executive of the
United States. He began his ad
ministration speech with a prayer
and ended it likewise. He accepted
the challenge of the time. For the
Republicans, it meant an end to a
twenty-year fast from power—for
the Democrats, an end to a twenty-
year period in which they had been
at the head of the country.
The Rei)ublican party faces a
much harder job than some people
realize. The Republicans are tak
ing over the leader.ship of a coun
try at war, deeply in debt, and with
domestic problems on every hand.
They must give the country good
government for the good of their
party. They know that a depression
now would be their undoing. Prob
ably never again would they, the
Republicans, be given a chance to
run the country.
Yet, how can a country so deeply
in debt continue to prosper? Some
thing must be done. And yet every
day thousands of dollars must be
spent to keep a defense program
going. Every day American boys
lose their lives fighting for a coun
try they had probably never heard
of in 1946.
Everywhere people are dissatis
fied, as was shown by the big vote
in the last election. People want
something done about the world
problems. Now they are waiting
for the Republicans to do it.
Also facing the Republicans is
another problem. Everywhere Dem
ocrats who think only of personal
gain are waiting to say, “I told yon
so” at any administration mistake.
True, these Democrats are few, but
they are enough to arouse discon
The Republicans have great prob
lems, but they have a great leader.
I, for one, think that they will be
able to meet their problems suc
cessfully. I think that when Gen
eral Eisenhower leaves the White
House, he will rank as one of our
greatest presidents. He has already
pi'oven his greatness on the battle
field. Before long he will prove it
in our country’s highest office. May
God be with him.
The French Club has not met this
month. At the last meeting Kay
Dermody offered her home as the
place of the next meeting. We plan
to get to work soon.
MRS. JANIE DILLON.
Rho Gamma Alpha
The last meeting of Rho Gamma
Alpha was held Sunday, January
11, at the home of Martha Stogiier.
The Club has been meeting on Sun
day afternoon, but beginning with
the first of March, the meetings
will be resumed to school nights.
Our next meeting will be on Feb
ruary 8th at the home of Velma
Ray. We anticipate having a speak
er at this meeting.
Rho Gamma Alpha is anxious to
get to work on the Student Union
Building. We have accepted the
building as our project for the
year, and we plan to redecorate it.
In Rho Gamma Alpha, we strive
to uphold the high ideal of our
school and to become closer to each
other. Any girl that is interested
in becoming a sister of Rho Gam
ma Alpha should submit her name
to one of the present members.
MARTHA STOGNER, Pres.