Charlotte collegian. (Charlotte, N.C.) 1950-1964, March 17, 1953, Image 1
cmiiLoiit COLUGIfln Vol. 4, No. 5 Charlotte College, Charlotte, N. C. March 17, 1953 Korean Veterans Swarming Into Charlotte College Under P. L. 550 Student Assembly Meet Hears NCCJ Panel Discussion The student assembly of March 3rd enjoyed a panel discussion on brotherhood, sponsored by the Na tional Conference of Christians and Jews. The program was arranged through Mr. Harry Jones, regional director of the Confeience for North Carolina. Appearing on the panel, in addition to Mr. Jones, were Mr. George Trakas of Gas tonia, and Rabbi Nathan Hersh- field of Temple Beth-El in Char lotte. These three men represented three great faiths, Protestants, Catholics, and Jews. Their appear ing together on the panel was sig nificant in itself, as the purpose of the National Conference of Chris tians and Jews is to reduce preju dice, and to promote understand ing, mutual respect and good will among the various faiths, races, and nationalities. Mr. Jones was the first speaker to be presented to the assembly. He related the story of the found ing of the National Conference of Christians and Jews, a story dating back to the early 1920’s, when a handful of prominent men met in New York to discuss the problems arising out of racial, religious, and national prejudices. He outlined the work of the Conference at the present time, stating that the Con ference is now a national organi zation comprised of thousands of individuals who devote their time and effoi't toward the end of preju dices, and toward the daily practice of brotherhood. Mr. Trakas followed Mr. Jones on the speakers’ platform. A j)rom- inent Gastonia citizens, Mr. Trakas stated numerous e x a m pies of brotherhood at work, emphasizing that brotherhood is not purely a subject for debate but a subject which requires action. “That action should be the practicing of broth erhood in our daily lives,” he stated. Rabbi Hershfield began his talk by defining brotherhood and by pointing out the difference between brotherhood and toleiance. “Toler ance does not mean the ))ractice of brotherhood. We sometimes toler ate mcthers-in-law, yet, w'e cannot say that this is brotherhood,” he stated. That statement drove home the ])oint of brotherhood, the ac tive participation of individuals to ward their common understanding. After the three men had spoken, a short question-and-answer period was conducted in which the stu dents got a few extra pointers on demonstrating brotherhood. 471.18 $245.18 Since the beginninj>- of the fall quai-ter, Korean veterans have been swarming into Charlotte (>)llege. i’ublic Law #550, the Korean G. I. P.ill, has caused this influx. K. Cunnells, .Tohn Nelson Isen- liowc'i', Ralph Alexander .James, Robert Franklin .James, Stanhope A. Ligon. .Ji'., Robert .John Noreen, Jionald B. Patterson, Donald Nalle I’ayne. Richard Allen Stafford, Roy (!il- mer Stai'nes, .Jr., David Horace Todd, and Matthew Andrew Wo mack. There is only one woman pres ently Koinf; to C. C. under the bill, Mary Lucille Moses, former inirse in the armed forces. At a short meeting on March (1th, it was agreed between about half the Korean veterans that they should organize a veterans club. Future plans are expected to be rnade during; the coming s[)ring quarter. Similar to the old (J. I. Kill, Public Law #550 allows veterans who have seen service since .June 27, 1950, an allowance for livinp; and certain expenses for tuition, books, and school sup])lies. It is more stiict on attendance and other re([uirements than the old G. I. Bill. ■At present there are twenty such veterans enrolled in Charlotte College, which is about fifteen per cent of the total male enrollment in regular college courses. Men now at Charlotte Clollepje under I’. L. #550 are Aaion Lee Berryhill, William Allen Burris, Frank Anatole Couvillon, Harry Vaughn Dellinger, Jiobert 15. Fin ley. .James Edward Fitzgei'ald. Charles William (iraham, James UNC To Go On Semester System Budget For Winter Quarter, 1953 Revenue plus old balance as of January 29, 1953 $716.31 BUDGET Social Committee $150.00 (Freshman Class—$30.00) (Sophomore Class—$20.00) Newspaper 200.00 Assembly 25.00 Basketball 250.00 Total Appropriated $625.00 Basketball disbursed prev. 153.87 Total budget remaining $471.13 Balance unappropriated SULA FLOROS, Treasurer of Student Council The University of North Caro lina has announced that beginning with the fall quarter of 195.% the semester system will be installed there. It is reported that the chief ad vocates of this system are the fac ulty and administrative heads to gether with legislators who believe that the semester system will re duce expenses. There is much disfavor with the measure in the student groups who are reluctant to spend Saturdays in class. The Daily Tar Heel has bitterly attacked the measure as an encroachment on the students’ liberty. Students, remember, if you i>lan to go to U. N. C. you will be in class six days a week. Party Being Planned combination dance-party-card game is being scheduled by the social committee for the Satui'day night following completion of ex aminations. There will be plenty of food, dancing, games, anil juke box music—so, guys, snag a hag, let’s shag on out to Central Gym on .Saturday night, March 21st. Foreigners Apply For Admission To C. C. During February, Miss Cone re ceived requests for admission to Charlotte College fi’om two foreign persons, natives of Fi’ance and Korea. Maik'moiselle Theiese-Marie La- lague, of Bordeaux, France, who is a librarian at the United States Information I^ibrary in Boi'deaux, requested entrance as an assistant French instructor, with studies to be concentrated on P:nglish liter ature, American education, and social customs. Mademoiselle La- lague stated that she had taught French in Herefoidshire, England during Woi'ld War II, and that she had earlier majored in Latin, French, and ?:nglish. 1st Lt. Ham U .Jin, ROKA 61502, of the 19th Army Postal Unit in Korea, I'equested admission as a business major. Lt. .Jin stated that he had majoied in Law at Song Kyun Kwan University prior to the outbreak of the Korean War. He also said that he had studied Eng lish for six years. His letter indi- lateil that he is proficient in the language. Miss Cone replied to each jierson, but was unable to offer assistance to eithei-, because of the lack of housing facilities here.