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THE CHARLOTTE COLLEGIAN
ThiU'cday, March 24, 1960
MAY ELECT EDITOR
By DEANNA MERRELL
The Charlotte College students
had two meetings in January. At
the January 4 meeting Ed Single
ton reported that a Valentine
Dance was scheduled for February
6 at the Veterans’ Club and that
the Elections Committee would
help in the election of a King and
Queen. (Later elected Gary Idol
and Onita Long).
Ed Phillips and Gary Idol re
ported that they had met with the
Publications Board which made
recommendations to elect the edi
tors of the publications and to the
tuition for them to attend the
journalism class beginning Jan. 26.
By MARY A. HERRERA
A motif of hearts and cupids
was used throughout the ballroom
of the Veterans’ Club on E. More-
head St. for the Charlotte College
Valentine Dance on 6 February.
Identity of the king, queen, and
court, elected by secret ballot by
the student body the previous week,
was not made known until the in
termission of the dance. Members
of the court formed a procession
and were announced by Ed Philips.
The king and queen followed and
were crowned by Mr. Philips. A
dozen red carnations were present
ed to the queen, Onita Long. Gary
Idol, the king, received a leather
travel kit. The royalty then began
the next dance and were joined by
the student body and their guests.
The members of the court were
Emily Crabtree, Patricia Norman,
Joyce Lawing, Bill Povey, Wayne
Conner and David Garmon.
Couples entered the ballroom
through a door outlined in a red
heart. From the ceiling a red and
white mirrored, revolving ball cast
a glow which created an atmos
phere of romantic festivity. The
tables, covered in white, were de
corated with centerpieces of red
angel hair hearts between candles.
Cupids and hearts were scattered
on the walls. The band was fram
ed in red and white columns of
The motion made by Ann Settle-
myre to pay the tuition for the
editors of the annual and newspap
er was approved.
There was some discussion about
day students activities. The day
students present expressed an in
terest in having pep rallies and
assemblies and in having the Owl’s
Roost open in the daytime. The
motion to authorized the Freshman
officers and Ed Singleton to look
into day activities carried.
• Ed Phillips read a proposed re
commendation that there be no
tests on the last five days of each
school quarter and/or that there
be two free days between the end
of classes and the first day ot
exams. Ed Silber moved to accept
this recommendation, but there was
The budget for the winter
quarter was approved at the Jan
uary 19 meeting.
Mrs. Winningham repoitcd that
there was approximately $400, a
sufficient amount, in the Student
Loan Fund, which had received
$200 from the Owl’s Roast last
year. Students can borrow up to
$25,00 from this fund.
Russell Chappell was approved
as the editor of the COLLEGIAN.
In the past the college has fol
lowed a policy which states that
students or students’ guest, who
display alcoholic beverages at
school functions on or off prem
ises are subject to disciplinary
action by the administration. The
motion to continue this policy
The Student Council met on
February 8. Russell Chappell re
ported that the new'paper wou^lJ
be a project of the journalism
class. He said that he was in the
process of otiganinzing a staff and
that he planned to have meetings
for day and evening students.
Jim LaRoach recommended that
the Social committee be given more
money so that they could arrange
for a better spring dance with a
bigger place and a better band.
The motion to set a limit of $325
Gary Idol reported that he hoped
to have the annual to press by
Gary Idol, Russell Chappell, and
fioward Payne were appointed to
draw up a constitutional amend"
ment concerning the election of
newspaper and annual editors.
Mav Get Loans
Sam M. Thornton
Sam M. Thornton, lecturer in
psychology at Charlotte College,
will resign April 1 as clinical
psychologist for the Mecklenburg
Domestic Relations and Juvenile
Thornton, who has held the
court post since September, 1956,
will work for three agencies in the
Newport News and Hampton, Va.,
area. He will work with persons
suffering with cerebral palsy and
speech defects and with those who
are mentally retarded.
Thornton’s work in Mecklenburg
for the last year has been princi
pally with the Juvenile Diagnostic
Center on Highway 29 North.
In addition to lecturing at Char
lotte College and at the Memorial
Hospital School of Nursing, Thorn
ton has represented a New York
firm of consulting psychologists.
He was graduated from the
University of Dayton in 1952 and
has done graduate work at Ohio,
Utah, and Houston universities.
He was awarded a masters’ degree
in psychology at Ohio.
While in Mecklenburg
Thornton helped make two
studies, one of feeble-minded-
. ness in children and another
of juvenile delinquency.
“I can’t wait to get out on that
Chesapeake Bay for fishing,” he
said about his new job,
Thornton is a member of four
psychology associations and the
North Carolina Conference of
Juvenile Court Judge Willard I.
Gatling could not be contacted
for comment on a possible suc
cessor to Thornton.
The Charlotte Collegian
THE CHARLOTTE COLLEGIAN is the official student newspaper
publication of Charlotte College. THE COLLEGIAN is financed by
the Student Government Association, supplemented by the sale of
Editor Russell E. Chappell
Executive Editor Richard D, Buckey
Social Editor Mary Augeline Hilton
Sports Editor Paul A. Shinn
News Editor Jerry Merrill
Assistant News Editor Mildred J. Lloyd
Copy Editor Jerry Rich
Art Editor Wade Ramsey
Assistant Copy Editor Edward J. Silber
Business Manager Maxwell Eugene Petty
Circulation Manager Martha L. Moore
Staff Writers Gail Deanna Merrell, Dr. Harbans Singh,
Mary A. Herrera, Gwendolyn Esteridge,
Gary E, Idol. James L, Parnell, Jere M. Thomas, Ir.
Professional Advisor De Witt H. Scott
Faculty Advisor Miss L. Evelyn Baker
Printed by Standard Printing Co., Charlotte, N. C.
Iota Lambda Chapter of Phi
Theta Kappa initiated the largest
group in the fraternity’s history
at a meeting on Sunday, 14 Feb
ruary. Twelve new members of a
total of 16 pledged and scheduled
were initiated by secret degree
following a qualifying, test in
which each pledge was required to
demonstrate satisfactory knowledge
of the fraternity.
A business meeting-social hour
followed the degree.
Following is a list of the mem
bers pledged: Robert B. Barbee,
Robert Beagle, Robert T. Bradburn,
Kenneth F. Corbett, James F.
Cornell,, Robert F. Ferguson, Laura
E. Harris, Linda L. Harris, Clinton
Hoover, Don Livingston, Charles
A. Marwitz, Dorce Howard Payne,
Elizabeth A. Settlemyre, James H.
Sexton, Howard Wayne Therrell
and Martha Moore,
By JEAN GRIER STRATHDEE
The North Carolina Prospective
Teachers’ Loan Fund, administered
by the State Department of Public
Instruction, is available to students
who plan to teach in the public
schools of the State.
Approximately 300 scholarship
Loans are awarded each year to
residents of North Carolina. The
awards are in the amount of $350
for each regular school term and
$75 for a summer term. In award
ing loans, consideration is given to
such factors and circumstances as :
aptitude, purposefulness, scholar
ship, character, financial need, and
areas or subjects in which the de
mands for teachers are considered
greatest. Recipients of awards
may attend any North Carolina
college or university, public or
private, which offers teacher pre
paration or work leading to teacher
Application forms may be secur
ed from the Prospective Teachers’
Scholarship Loan Fund, State De
partment of Public Instruction,
Raleigh, N, C.
* * *
The National Association of
Accountants Scholarship is an in
vestment. for $2900, that has been
made to Charlotte College, and the
$120 awarded to a student each
year is the interest on this sum.
* * *
Last year, Charlotte College had
32 students on scholarships, worth
* * *
For the second year, Charlotte
College has the two Mtimaw Schol
arships. The L. G. Mumaw Schol
arships were started as a Christmas
present. His firm gave Charlotte
College a scholarship in his honor
and he matched this. The schol
arships are $270 each.
Charlotte College has received
four new scholarships, swelling its
total number to more than thirty.
The Quota Club and the Pilot Club,
each, has given a full scholarship
for girls, the Charlotte Optimist
Club has given a four year scholar
ship for boys, and the Jefferson
Standard Company has given a
two year scholarship. The Jeffer
son Standard grant is for $275 a
year, to be awarded to a technical
terminal student with an option of
The scholarships will be present
ed to students who show outstand
ing scholastic promise, who need
financial help to make college
possible, and who posses good
Applications for scholarships by
students now in school should be
presented by 1 May.
So far Charlotte College has 12
old awards renewed for this year;
ALTRUSA AWARD, ALUMNI
BUSINESS WOMEN’S ASSOCI
ATION SCHOLARSHIP, CHAR
LOTTE ASSOCIATION OF IN
SURANCE WOMEN’S AWARD;
CONGRESS AWARD; BONNIE
E. CONE AWARD; MECKLEN
BURG CHAPTER, DAR AWARD;
L. G. MUMAW ENGINEERING
SCHOLARSHIP; L. G. MUMAW
ASSOCIATION OF ACCOUNT
ANTS SCHOLARSHIP; PRO
FESSIONAL EN G I N E E R S’
AWARDS; SIGMA LAMBDA
Charlotte College offers consider
able help for those sincerely in
terested in securing an education.
Financial aid is administered
through scholarships, grants-in-aid,
loans, and part-time jobs. Students
seeking information concerrfing
financial matters may confer with
Miss English in the Bussiness
J* \on its
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By MILDRED LLOYD
The Charlotte College curricu
lum is divided into University
Parallel and terminal groups.
The University Parallel curricula
is composed of education, engineer
ing, and liberal arts. Credit earn
ed in the University Parallel may
be transferred to a university or
The terminal group includes dis
tribution, business education, civil
technology and courses which pre
pare the students to step directly
into a vocation.
Eighty-three per cent of Char
lotte College students take univer
sity parallel and forty per cent of
these pursue the engineering
“The pressing need for engineers
and the growing opportunities of
the Charlotte area are the primary
reasons that the majority of the
young men choose engineering,”
explains Miss Bonnie Cone, di
rector of Charlotte College.
There are no girls in the engine
ering class. (Girls compose ten pe
cent of the student body).
Seventy-nine per cent of C
graduates go on to university
and senior colleges.
University parallel studen
usually attend N. C. State. A fe'
attend Duke, Clemson, U. S.
and Georgia Teck.
Most of the terminal currici*[^
students, 17 per cent of the
dent body, go directly into
CC provides a placement ageij^^y
for these students.
A radio production group h,aj
been formed and is scheduled ijo
meet each Monday from 8 to I9
p.m. in room 1-3. The workshop
is designed to develop broadcast
ing ability by practical experience
and to promate Charlotte College.
Instructing the club is Gilbert
Ballance, radio production director
at Garringer High School. ‘‘WIST
has expressed interest in 3-minute
tape recordings by the club,” Mr.
Ballance said at the club’s last