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The Charlotte Collegian
Voice of the Students
Tuesday, April 26, 1960
Council Election Wednesday
By PAUL A. SHINN
Vandals broke into Charlotte
College during the night of April 11
and left almost empty handed
after doing some damage to the
building and to a vending machine.
Entrance to the new building
was gained through a rear window
by first cutting the screen and
then breaking the glass. The bur
glars also broke the glass of an
inner door to gain entrance to the
According to W. L. Yarbrough,
College Business Manager, nothing
was missing from the office. Yar
brough said that the vandals also
entered the student lounge where
they took about one dollar from
the cracker machine and made an
unsuccessful attempt to break into
the drink machine.
A screen was also cut and a win
dow broken at the Owl’s Roost,
but there was no damage to the
Police investigating the break-in
believed that it may have been one
of a series of break ins throughout
As yet, no arrests have been
Candidates for top offices of the Student Council are ^om left) Bob Sadler, Vice
President; Howard Payne, President; Maxwell Petty, President, and Charles Funk,
Vice President. Other candidates were not available for picture.
Duties of Student Government
Officers Are Outlined By
Well, after three sleepless nights
I finally managed to work last
issue’s Crossword Puzzle. How
about that? Talking about sleep
less nights, you should go to a
Student Council meeting. Break
fast was almost served there last
meeting:—and for all the trouble
they went to, EVERYBODY
should be at the spring dance.
Don’t forget, it: May 21, in the
Hotel Charlotte ballroom. Yep, its
Formal? That’s what the last
French Club meeting wasn’t. It’s
worth going to the meetings just
to hear Doc. Macy tell jokes . . .
Looks like interest is picking
up for a daytime Owl’s Roost.
A while back. Dr. Hech’s class
was broken up with this tidbit:
Dr. H.: “Any cornered aninial will
fight.” “What about a taxpayer?”
yelled Jim Cornell. Kinda makes
you wonder, doesn’t it?
Wonder what Clint Hoover
would look like without a pipe?
Or Emily Crabtree with one? Or
Russ Chappell without a briefcase?
Or Tony Marwitz without a Volo?
Or Martha Moore without an MG?
Don’t forget the picnic. Don’t
forget to vote. Don’t forget ex
ams .. . And I’ll see you when it
In the interest of the student
government elections, an outline of
the power and duties delegated to
the officers of the Student Gov
ernment Association, has been
taken from article III of the con
stitution governing the students of
Charlotte College, and reprinted
The executive duties and power'
of the Student Government As
sociation are vested in an Execu
tive Council. The council is com
posed of a president, a vice-presi
dent, a secretary, and a treas
urer, elected annually by the
The president has the power to
call and preside at all meetings of
the Executive Council, and he shall
preside at all meetings of the Stu
dent Government Association.
He is responsible for represent
ing the Student Government As
sociation in all dealings with the
faculty and administrative officals,
with official guest and vistors, and
with students of other schools.
He shall appoint the chairman
of all committees, both special and
standing, unless otherwise provided
for by the constitution or by the
Student Council. All such appoint
ments are subject to approval by
the Student Council. The President,
has supervisory powers over the!
standing committees and may re
quire reports from them.
The vice-president shall assume
the duties of the President either
in his absence or incapacity,
succeeding the president and serv
ing the remainder of the unexpircd
term should the office of the pres
ident become vacant for any
reason The vice-president shall
preside over all meetings of the
Student Council. He shall forward
all legislative acts to the Presidenti
within five class days.
The Secretary shall keep a,
record of the proceedings of the
Student Council meetings, render
ings reports as requested by the
president. He shall make public
all laws and regulations as passed
by the Student Council. He shall
attend to all correspondence of the
Student Government Association.
The treasurer shall report month
ly to the Student Council all dis
bursements and receipts of all
monies of the student activity
fund. He shall also be chairman
of the Budget and Finance Com
As a whole, the Executive Coun
cil shall act as the steering com
mittee for the Student Council.
Let us urge all students to give
careful consideration to the nom
inees of your choice and, at the
same time, to honor your privilege
at the polls.
Beginning Of A New Day
This is the beginning of a new day. God has given
this day to me to use as I will. I can waste it or use it.
I can make it a day long to be remembered for its 30^
its beauty, and its achievement, or it can be filled with
pettiness and ugliness.
What I do today is important because I am ex
changing a day of my life for it. When tomorrow
comes this day will be gone forever, but I shall hold
something which I have traded for it. It may be no
more than a memory, but if it is a worthy one I shall
not regret the price. I would like it to be gain, not
loss; good, not evil; success, certainly not failure.
So, here is a day, and here am I. God will not ex
pect more of me than I am capable of giving, but I must
give my best. There will be beauty and I must not
miss it. There will be cries of people in distress, and
I must hear and answer. There will be moments of
temptation, but I must not be impulsive. There will
be opportunities, and I must be ready.
And then, when night comes, I would like to look
back without regret and foward with radiant spirit and
The races for President, Vice-
President, Secretary, and Treasurer
of the Charlotte College Student
Council for the 1960-61 term are,
shaping into the hottest and most
interesting contests the college has
experienced up to this time.
A total of 12 candidates are en
tered in the contest and lively bids
are expected for the coveted posi
In the running for President are
four contestants: Robert Thomp
son, Howard Payne, John Du Bose,
and Maxwell Petty.
There are three contenders for
Vice-President: Charles Funk,
Robert Lee Moore, and Bob Sadler.
Vivian White, Robert Burnwell
Davis, and Ann Settlemyre make
up the slate for Secretary.
The candidates for Treasurer are
Frank Harkey, Jr., and Bill Hicks.
It is quite likely that the liveliest
battle of the election will shape up
for the position of president. The
competitive spirit of the four
aspirants and a good natured, yet
growing partisan spirit in several
areas of the student body makes
a well fought race a surety.
Each of the 12 nominees will b&
given an opportunity to point out
his qualifications for the position
of his choice during an auditor
ium program on Monday, April 25.
Election will be held on the follow
ing Wednesday, and run-off elec
tions will be held on Friday, April
Ballet boxes will be located near
the library entrance on the third
floor of the old Central Building.
Polling will be supervised by
members of the student elections
Interest in the races is expected
to continue to mount until the
final winners are named.
A large turn out at the polls will
be a credit to the student body and
will indicate a show of confidence
in good student government dur
ing the tennure of the electod
(Left to right) Vivian White,
Frank Harkey, Bill Hicks,
Robert Burnwell Davii, candi
date for Secretary, wai not
available for photograph.
The French Club, under the
sponsorship of Dr. Pierre Macy,
held its first meeting of the quart
er at 7:30 p. m., Saturday night,
April 9. The group met at Clark’s
Department Store. From there,
they drove to Onita Long’s house
in Mint Hill.
The meeting began with the
showing of a forty-minute French
film. After that, the club listened
to popular French songs and told
jokes. All in French, of course.
Refreshments were served, and
that was la fin.