Charlotte collegian. (Charlotte, N.C.) 1950-1964, April 26, 1960, Image 2
Page 2 THE CHARLOTTE COLLEGIAN Tuesday, April 26, 1960 ■ DeWitt H. Scott Instructor Attends Seminar By JERE THOMAS DeWitt H. Scott, professor oi journalism at Charlotte College has returned from a City Editor’s Seminar at Columbia University. The seminar was sponsored by the American Press Institute, and Scott, who is also City Editor of the Charlotte News, attended as that paper’s representative. Held from March 20 until April 1, the seminar gave newsmen from comparable papers the chance to discuss the responsibilities of news papers, better writing techniques, and the probleins inherent in newspaper editing. Guest lecturers included Ben Reese, retired managing editor of the St. Louis Post Dispatch, and Pete McKnight, executive editor of the Charlotte Observer. Pointers on ^picture displaying were given by the publisher of the Middletown (N. Y.) Record. The attorney for the New Yoric Herald Tribune discussed libel laws. Sidelights of the seminar in cluded parties given by the AP, a visit to the Overseas Press Club, and a tour of the United Nations buildiiiig where the newsmen were introduced to Henry Cabot Lodge, U. S. Ambassador to the UN. Julian Scheer, popular columnist of the Charlotte News, was sub stitute professor during Scott’s absence. Social News By MARTHA L. MOORE The Charlotte College Chorus will have an informal party at the home of Rose Ervin on May 14 at S :30, Dancing^ table tennis, table shuffleboard, and pool will be in cluded in the recreational activi ties. ♦ * * * Our new college site has been chosen as the place for the Spring Picnic which will be April 30 from 4 :30 to 7 ;30. The picnic will be free' for students and their guests. ♦ ♦ * » The Spring Dance will be May 21 from 9:00 to 1:00 in the Charlotte Hotel Ballroom. * + ♦ + C.C.U.N., Sigma Tau Sigma, thel Spanish Club, and the French Club, are planning an international party at the home of Rose Ervin May 15, Foreign students will be invited to attend. Dean’s List Announced By MARTHA L. MOORE The director’s office has named the following students to the dean's list for the winter quarter: ■‘A ’ average : Richard D. Buckey, Linda Leete Harris, C. Brian Honess, Clinton Wilson Hoover. "B” average; Edgar N. Acra Robert Boyd Barbee, John Samuel Bell, Trula Sutton Booth, Robert Thomas Bradburn, Donald Ray Buff, Russell Ernest Chappell, Daniel Curtis Collins, Oscar Watson Connell, Jr., Kenneth F. Corbett, James F. Cornell, Jr., Sabir H. M. Dahir, Patricia Ann Daniel, Richard Maurice Earnhardt, Thomas Guy Eason, Archie Hal Edwards, Robert Frederick Fergu son. Also, OHn Sylvester Giles, Jr. James William Grant, Jr. Wyatt Price Hargett, Jr., Billy Glenn McWhorter, Charles Anthony Mar- witz, Gail Deanna Merrell, Ken neth Wayne Mullis, Dorce Howard Payne, Jr., William Kress Query, Elizabeth Ann Settlemyre, James Harvey Sexton, Haward Wayne Therrall, Jere M. Thamas, Jr, Frank W. C. Timson, Jr., Jerry C. Wilson, Charles Bogard Wyatt. To be named to the dean’s list, a student must take a full load of three subjects, 14 quarter hours of work, and must maintain at least a “B” average. One Better Vision Scholarship Designated For A Coed Student Council Approves $100 For New Lounge By DEANNA MERRELL At the April S meeting of the; Student Council, Tommy Corne lius reported for the Assembly Committee that there would be an assembly program April 19 featur ing Jean Casadesus. John McManus reported that nominations for 1960-61 Student Council officers would be held April 5-9. The assembly to in troduce candidates and the election would be during the week of April 25. (Assembly - April 25, election- April 27, runoff - April 29) Gary Idol reported that the Social Committee planned to have the spring dance May 21 a the Hotel Charlotte. After much discus sion, Ed Silber’s motion to give the Social committee an additional $75 toward the dance was approved. On a motion made by Kay Combs, it was decided that the dress for the dance would be evening dress es for girls and dark suits or dinner jackets for boys. Onita Long was approved as sophomore repersentative, appoint ed by the president. Since the only door for entering the Radio W^orkshop is in the Owls’ Roost, the Council approved a mo tion to take $50 from the Owls’ Roost’s operating fund to install a door over the counter when not in use. Kay Combs reported that the NEA planned to put a lounge in the space just outside the hall en trance to the auditorium. Her motion to give the NEA $100 to ward furnishings passed. The Council had a special meet ing on April 7 to discuss plans for the spring dance. It was reported that the dance would be at the Hotel Charlotte on May 21, and that the Clemson Jungaleers would play. John Yandle’s motion to give the Social Committee another $75 toward the dance, or $150 above the amout approved in the budget, was approved. By JEAN GRIER STRATHDEE It is not necessary to be a cow boy to take advantage of the Better Vision Scholarship that the Un iversity of Houston in Texas is offering. Even women may apply! So long as you have the neces sary qualifications, you can apply for the $500 tuition award for first- year optometry students at the University of Houston. Optometrists, Optometric lab oratories and suppliers, and opha- thalmic manufacturers are provid ing scholarships in twelve states, including North Carolina. They are participating in the University of Houston BETTER VISION Program because of their interest in the University and in order to further the optometric profession through education. Provided there are qualified applicants, at least one scholarship will be given in each of the states named. If any state does not have a qualified applicant by 15 August, the scholarship committee will con sider applicants from other states for this scholarship. It is not necessary to reapply to be con sidered. Recipients for this award are selected on the basis of financial need, scholastic ability, and admis sion to the University of Houston. While grades are a consideration and a “C” average is required for admission to the College of Op tometry, financial need and over all ability of the applicant are weighed heavily. At least one Better Vision Sch olarship will be specifically de signated for a woman student. It is unneccessary to complete pre-optometry before applying for a scholarship. All that is required is an approved admission, which can be granted conditionally upon completing the remainder of pre optometry courses. In fact, ap plication for a Better Vision Scliolarship may be filed before admission is approved, or both applications may be filed at the same time. To apply for a scholarship, all one needs to do is complete a University of Houston scholarship application and be interviewed by ay optometrist practicing in North Carolina. Initial consideration of applica tions began on April 15, however the scholarship committee will meet again during the summer to con ■ sider scholarships not previously awarded. Applications will be accepted and considered as long as there are scholarships not yet awarded. Optometry students are eligible for other scholarship at the co-ed University. The Foundation for Education and Research in Vision is offering four scholarships of $200 each. Also optometry students may apply for unrestricted scholar ships offered by the University. For further information, applica tions, and instructions, write to: Dean, College of Optometry. Un iversity of Houston, Houston 4, T exas. Checks totaling $305, to cover the scholarship, were donated by a dozen of Mr. Harrison’s friends. In a letter to Miss Bonnie Cone, director of Charlotte College, the spokesman for the donators said, “It is our wish that this scholarship be given to a rising sophomore in the engineering curricula, and preferably to one who will major ni electrical or mechancial en gineering, as that was Thad Harr ison’s field of endeavor.” These are the names of Mr. Harrison’s friends who contributed to the Thad L. Harrison Scholar ship : Mr. J. Murrey Atkins, 1751 Queens Rd. West; Mr. Kenneth M. "Bridges, 315 Hempstead Court; Mr. C. W. Connelly, Wendover Circle; Mr. W. J. Crichton, 1638 Hertford Rd.;Mr. John E. Fox, 2021 Norton Rd.; Mr. Walter N. Hobbs, 2741 Avondale Avenue; Mr. Mark R. Johnson, 917 Berkeley Avenue; Mr. W. P. Mitchell, 2553 Selwyn Avenue; Mr. L. G. Mumaw, 1835 Sharon Lane; Mr. John R. Purser, 2722 Briercliff Place; Mr. George L, Sibley, 1905 Beverly Drive; Mr. J. Howard Woodruff, 1610 Queens Road. * * * * Since the last issue of the Col legian was published, more infor mation has been released concern ing the two-year scholarship given to Charlotte College by the Jeffer son Standard Foundation. This grant of $275 a year is award ed to students for study in the technical aspects of radio and tele vision. The Jefferson Standard Broad casting Co., which operates radio station W’ B T in Charlotte, and television station W B T V in Charlotte and W B T W in Flor ence, S. C., established this foun dation in 1951. In the last nine years it has disbursed more than $60,000 in scholarships and student loans. Scholarships totaling $4,450 are now being offered to students and graduates of North and South Carolina high schools by the Jefferson Standard Foundation. Students desiring further details and application blanks for the Jefferson Standard Scholarships should write immediately to “Scholarship”, Jefferson Standard Broadcasting Co., One Jefferson Place, Charlotte, N. C., specifying the scholarship desired. ^ :^s Hfi Although Charlotte College is often referred to as a small school, C. C. has traveled far. Miss Cone recently received a letter from a student in Hong Kong, asking for information pertaining to securing a scholarship to Charlotte College, IK * * * Apply NOW for new scholarships. * * * * Anyone now holding a scholar ship must apply for renewal by May. 1. Popular Columnist Lectures At Charlotte College A full one-year scholarship, plus $30 for books, was recently given to Charlotte College in honor and memory of the late Thad L. Harrison. Julian Scheer By JERE THOMAS Julian Scheer, prize-winning columnist of the Charlotte News, was guest lecturer recently to the journalism class. Substituting for Dewitt H. Scott who was attending a City Editor’s Seminar in New York, Scheer spoke of the “headaches” of a columnist. “The columnist’s personality is not reflected in his column,” he said. “Rather, the writer becomes a reflection of his column.” Referring to his column “Close Up” which appears daily in the News, Scheer said he has a fear of losing the “touch” of his column. He said he worries about bumping his head or waking up some morn ing and finding that his touch has gone. Speaking at 9 :30 at night, Scheer said his column for the next even ing’s paper had not been written yet. ’’You worry about it at first,” he said. “But after a few years, you get over it . . something always comes up . . . you get an idea from somewhere . . . .” Scheer introduced Allen Gould, noted free-lance photographer from Miami, whose striking picture of Carl Sandburg appeared on the front cover of a recent issue of Parade Magazine. Asked what distinguishes a good picture from a bad one, Gould an swered by dicussing color ads from various newspapers. He dis played a half-page color ad from a Flordia newspaper which extolled the wonders of citrus fruits. The picture centered around a large wicker basket with oranges and limes spilling from it, and the consensus of the class was that it was a good picture. “It all depends,” Gould said “What are you selling—oranges or baskets?” Both Scheer and Gould agreed that a certain picture showing victims of the recent floods coul win the Pulitzer Prize. “How long would it take you to describe this picture?” he asked. ‘Believe me, a good picture can fake the place of a thousand words.” To which Scheer, who makes his living with words had no comment.