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THE CHARLOTTE COLLEGIAN
Wednesday, June 1, 1960
By JEAN GRIER STRATHDEE
It was May 18, 1960, and time
for the second annual Awards and
Installation Service at Charlotte
College to begin.
Members of the audience fanned
themselves, while others wiped
their perspiring brows. At 7:15
p. m. Miss Bonnie Cone, Director
of Charlotte College, opened the
ceremonies by introducing Rev. M.
Conrad Holmes who gave the in
“The Greatest of These Is
Love*’, a solo by Miss Martha
Elizabeth Price, came after the
Bjefore the presentation of
awards and scholarships for 1900-
61, Miss Cone introduced Miss
Mary Fore, Chairman of the
Scholarship Nominating Commit
tee, and her co-workers, Miss
Mary R. Denny, Mr. Jerome O.
Darholt, Miss Ruth L. Raney and
Mr. W. L. Yarbrough. She ex
pressed thanks to them and to the
friends and student organiza
tions of Charlotte College who
provided funds and made the
With a smile on her face. Miss
Cone talked of the progress C. C.
has made since the first scholar
ship was awarded at the college
ten years ago. She told of the
tangible profit the College has re-
ceivd from awarding these schol
Miss Cone announced another
first in Charlotte College progress
—the first four-year scholarship,
given to the school by the Optimist
Club. She feels that this is a
wonderful start for the future stu
dents, and continued to tell of
other nevy scholarships being
Twenty-one students and fu
ture students of Charlotte College
were presented scholarships. Rep^
resentatives of each scholarship
committee were recognized.
William Edwin Phillips, outgoing president of the student government association,
administers the oath of office to the newly elected officers of the association. L to r:
Mr. Phillips, Howard Payne, Bob Sadler, Ann Settlemyre, and Bill Hicks.
To CC Library
Two rare volumes—one pub
lished in 1851 and the other in
1884—have been acquired by the
Charlotte Colleg'e Library.
"Historical Sketches of N. C.
from 1584-1851”, and “Reminis
cences and Memoirs of N. C. and
Kminent North Carolinians”, both
by John H. Pheeler, were received
with other books and increased
the hbrary’s total by 131 vol
Other works received include cy
clopedias, biographies, histories,
fiction, and a pamphlet on “Road
Building in a Southern State” pub
lished in 1897.
“We are proud of all these
books,” said Mrs. M. Scherger, li
brarian, “but we are especially
glad to get the N. C. Materials.”
“The Fishes of N. ,C.” will be
especially useful. Dr. Hecken-
bleikner, instructor in zoology,
has been wanting it for a long
The following is a list of schol
arships presented and the students
who received them;
Alumni, Howard Wayne Ther-
rell; Altrusa, James Fraser Cor
nell; Quota Club, Elizabeth Ann
Settlemyre; Pilot Club, Laura Eu
genis tarris; Panhellenic Congress,
Helen Kay Combs, L. G. Mumaw,
Engineering, Charles Steven Deal;
L. G. Mumaw, Jerry Owens;
Professional Engineers, Robert
Thomas Bradborn; Association of
Insurance Women, Vivian Nadine
White; American Business Wom
en’s Association, Helen Louise
Rea; Bonnie E. Cone, Robert
Boyd Barbee; Thad L. Harrison,
Dorce Howard Payne; Jefferson
Standard Foundation, William E.
Morrison; Sigma Lambda Chi,
Fitzhugh Lee Austin III; Meck
lenburg Chapter DAR, Frank Er
vin Harkey, Jr.; National Associ
ation of Accountants, Joe Lee
Starnes; Optimist Club, John Hun
ter McCoy; Phi Theta
Christian Curtis Collins;
Auxiliary of Professional Engi
neers, Harry Iverson Huber III;
Winningham, Lillian Seaman;
Morehead Scholarship, Eddie Sil-
Mr. Julian Clark, member of the
Fifth District Morehead Scholar
ship Committee, presented the
Morehead Scholarship. Mr. Clark
Howard Payne, Bobby Sadler,
Ann Settlemyre and Bill Hicks for
being elected to next year’s Stu
dent Council . . .
Jere Thomas, Jimmy Latane and
Vivian White for having won
Sophomore Class offices . . .
The representatives of the Soph
omore Class to the Student Coun
Bobby Barbee and Linda Leete
Harris for their academic excel
lence which caused a “tie” for the
honor of chief marshal. . . .
Jim Cornell, Fred Ferguson,
Ann Settlemyre and Wayne Ther-
rell for being named marshals.
P • *
All those who were awarded
scholarships and honors . . .
All those with built-in air-condi
tioning who plan to attend sum
mer school. . . .
said that two students of junior
colleges were being awarded the
scholarship this year. The stu
dent receiving this scholarship,
Ed Silber, was picked not only
because of merit but for a combi
nation of character, honesty, am
bition, and promise of achieve
In advising Ed, Mr. Clark gave
four points to rememter—get
along with people, be yourself,
learn to express self and convic
tions, and cultivate executive
In acknowledgement of the high
honor of being chosen a Com
mencement Marshall, Miss Cone
introduced the C. C. Marshalls.
For leadership and service to
the College, two outstanding hon-.
or students, James LaRoach and
Deanna Merrill, graduates of ’60,
were presented Bill Mitchell
Scholastic award winners were
James W. Grant, Jr., Mathemat-
Kappa, ics; Clinton Wilson Hoover, phy-
Ladies sics; and Robert Frederick Fergu
son, freshman chemistry achieve
Mrs. Edyth F. Winningham, a
Professor of Political Science at
C. C., introduced the principal
speaker of the evening, Mr. Hen
derson Belk, Vice President and
Director of Belk Mercantile Cor
poration. Mr. Belk has long been
known for his interest in educa
Mr. Belk opened his address
by telling the students and visitors
of Charlotte College that this also
was a first for him. He said that
this was the first time he’d ever
worn a graduating gown and then
explained how unusal experiences
had prevented this in high school
Mr. Belk said our country had
known three crisis before the
worse—the one we are facing to
day. He said this was a serious
time and urged students to serve
Mr. Belk’s answer to the crisis
of today was simple. He said that
our nation was founded on the
Bible and people today should go
back to this foundation. In tell
ing of our great need for better
goTernment and good citizenship,
he said that we need strong leader
ship and that the leaders should
be the greatest amoung us.
He spoke of the new ventures
into the world of space, but added
that the most important space to
any of us is that which we oc
After Mr. Belk’s speech, Miss
Cone recognized William Phillips, thanked the students for the com-
President of Student Government pliment they bestowed on him by
Dr. Pierre Macy announced to
day that progress is being made in
the scheduling of assembly pro
grams for next year.
Charles Rosen, a French pianist,
will give a recital Dec. 7.
Dr. Macy said, “We are plan
ning to have as ‘ a lecturer. Dr.
Rhyne of Duke University.” Dr.
Rhyne, who was a consultant in
the case of Bridey Murphy, has
made extensive studies in extra
sensory perception. No date has
been set for his lecture.
The Davidson Glee Club will
give a concert of sacred and folk
songs April 24. This group goes
on tour throughout the South.
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graduation she plans to teach high
school or college mathematics.
Mr. Bill Mitchell, donor of the
Bill Mitchell Award to Charlotte
College, is a resident of Lombardy
Circle in Charlotte. He is active
in the advertising brokerage busi
ness and is exclusive sales repre
sentative for Chompe Advertising
Production Company of this city.
Mr. Mitchell is a past president
of Dilworth Rotary Club, past
commander of Post 64 of the
American Legion, and Chef d Gare
Passe Voiture of Forty and Eight.
He was sales manager of the^
Dowd Press during the early days
of Charlotte College and became a
friend of the college when the
company published the first issue
of t(ie Collegian and the Si Si.
Mr. Mitchell received early
training as a commercial artist and
layout man and is well known for
his accomplishments in the field of
It looks as if the power of the
press at Charlotte College is
stronger than I thought. All four
of the candidates mentioned edi
torially in the April Collegian were
elected. Congratulations, Howard,
Bob, Ann, and Bill. (And I won
der if it was just a coincidence
that the treasurer threw the vic
tory coffee hour at the Hoot
Wonder why it is that Ed Sin
gleton can't find a clear day to
have a picnic? Actually it was
surprising to see so many people
at the picnic . . . including Bruce
Anderson, who drove all the way
from Salisbury. I’m sure that at
least one person was glad to see a
tractor there . . . Mud, mud go
away, bother Buicks another day.
(Boy, I’m gjad this is my last
column, because if it wasn’t, it
Still can’t understand how Jere
Thomas polled enough votes by a
“write-in” to be in a run off for
Sophomore Class president. Think
that’s the first time it has hap
pened here . . . Wonder if How
ard Payne is his campaign man
This school’s seeing so much of
columnist Julian Scheer that it
looks as if he teaches here. So
far he has taught two journalism
classes and was guest speaker at
the last Writer’s Club meeting.
Meetings, meetings, meetings.
It seems that all this school does
at the end of the year is have
meetings, diners, and car washes.
One day some bright student is
going to quit school and join all
Bet you didn’t know this interest
ing fact: During the last four
years, C. C.’s enrollment has more
than doubled, but the number of
graduates has juhped six times.
Look out Carolina, here we come.
No, it’s not true. Student Gov
ernment treasurer Jerry Williams
was not convicted of embezzle
ment. The 10 cents missing from
the coke machine has been found
under the water fountain.
By the way, it was worth bring
ing Jack Parr back just to see his
show from England . . . the pro
gram included three of the dryest
comedians ever on TV.
This column will close with that
famous story from the Einstein of
the math, department. It’s about
the counterfeiter who goofed and
printed a $25 bill. Driving through
the back woods of Georgia, he
stopped at an old country store,
hoping to get change for one of
his phony bills. “Tell me, sir,” the
counterfeiter said to the old man
behind the counter, “do you have
changc for a $25 bill?” The old
man looked him square in the eye
and answered, “Certainly do. Son
ny. How'd you like it, two
NINES and a SEVEN?”
That’s kinda like the guy who
made big money—about 1-4 inch
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IOmIKA FUCRAL OEPQSIT INfURANCE CORroRATION
Association. He thanked the
Charlotte College students for
their part in making the past
year a successful one and said
that he hoped they would continue
doing, things worthwhile for the
growth of C. C.
New student government offi-;
cers were instructed in their du
ties and gowns were exchanged.
The new officers were sworn into
After shaking hands with Phil
lips, Howard Payne assumed the
duties of President of the Student
Government Association. He,
putting him into office, and said
that he would do his best to carry
out his responsibilities to them
and to the students of tomorrow.
He requested ideas for the ad
vancement of C. C. He said that
it is too easy to talk of things one
plans to do, and that he hoped
that at this time next May he,
could look back on a year of
service and success.
Mr. Reid and Mr. Woodruff led
the “Alma Mater” and Reverend
Holmes ended another page of
Charlotte College history with
JOHN PAUL LUCAS, JR.
WINS THIRD TERM
John Paul Lucas, Jr., vice presi
dent of Duke Power Co., and vice
chairman of the Charlotte College
Board of Trustees, was re-elected
Tuesday to his third term as a di
rector of the U. S. Chamber of
Mr. Lucas represents the cham
ber’s third geographical district.
He will be installed at the an
nual meeting in Washington, D. C.
next week. The term will run for