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Page 4 THE CHARLOTTE COLLEGIAN September 18, 1961
THE MUSE AND I
By CHARLES HARE
The New Look? It Required
Sleepless Nights And Red Eyes
Many things are born of the night — that soft, quiet land
of moonbeams and stardust, poems and paii.tings, soft music
and love, dreams and semi-reality. These are creatures of the
Many of these elusive objects tend to fade in the brightness
of day, and it is rare that a dream is s.ill around after the
night has been swept away. Some, nevertheless, survive.
This “new” edition of The Collegian is, in a sense, a creature
of the night, too. It was nourished, born, and brought to life in
the quietness of many hot summer nights.
With this issue, the paper has reached a period of what
might be called a renaissance, as certainly Charlotte College
has. With the opening of the new campus, the college and the
paper have reached a new era of growth, and the future is
It is the desire here to recognize and pay homage to some
of the people and events which have contributed greatly to this
Facilities For Typography
The new look in typography that graces these pages is by
no means an accident. It might be referred to as a gift. The
entire composing room facilities of The Charlotte Observer and
The Charlotte News were made available to The Collegian for
the production of the paper.
The idea arose early in the summer that it might be
possible to have the headhnes set with the Bodoni type that
The Observer uses. Then the project expanded. Why couldn’t
the whole paper be set in the composing room at the same
time? It was by no means a small job, but certainly it could be
Frank White, mechanical superintendent for the two papers,
gave his wholehearted approval of the idea.
Miss Bornie Cone and Miss Evelyn Baker were excited
about the prospect, as was Editor Chris Collins.
On a July trip to Kingsport, Tenn., I mentioned the idea
to Paul White, general foreman, and Welch Bostic, foreman-in-
It was a rather odd time to bring up something like this.
We were havirg dinner (at company expense!) in one of the
better (?) restaurants of Kingsport. I mentioned that Frank
had given me permission to do the college paper in the com
posing room. It hadn’t occurred to me before that Paul might
think I had gone over his head in the chain of command that
supervises the composing room of The Observer and The News.
But then we are all very close friends and are subject to
mention new ideas to the first one that is available. That’s the
way it is. There is a great deal of respect and confidence
He Nearly Choked On The Idea
‘‘You mean we’ll be putting out another newspaper?” Paul
gulped, and nearly choked on a mouthful of country ham. He
quickly washed it down with a cup of steaming coffee.
“It’s just a small one, and besides I can do all of the
I explained the method I planned to use in handling the
“Are you sure you’ll be able to handle it?” Welch inquired.
He is a EKike graduate and understands things like college
“Well, you know me and my big mouth — always opening
at the wrong time and getting me into trouble,” I wailed.
“I guess you’ll want us to bail you out if you can’t handle
the paper?” Welch chided.
“To tell the truth, I want both your approval and help.”
“For Charlotte Col'ege, you can have the full facilities of
the composing room and any help I am able to give,” Paul said.
He meant it, too.
It was late in the night when I awoke and began thinking
of all the possib’lities of having a newspaper that would be
typographically as beautiful as the rew college campus.
The moon had just crept over the horizon, and a ribbon
of moonlight flickered across the swimming pool outside. It
was one of those nights when all of the stars in the solar
spectrum glare back at the earth’s mystical world of soft
shadows. It was like a million eyes guarding the night.
My foot bumped against a table in the unfamiliar hotel
room. I muffled a cry of pain, but I heard someone stir in the
Paul came strolling in and announced that he couldn’t sleep
either. It must have been the spell of the night.
We kept the stars and moonlight company and talked until
Welch ye’led from the other room for us to shut up and go to
bed so that he could get some sleep. Since it was almost morn
ing, sleep came easily.
Help From Observer Newsroom
The newsroom staff of The Charlotte Observer contributed
invaluable assistance and advice in constructing this edition of
The Collegian. Carlos Kumpe, news editor, and John Ginn, chief
of the copy desk, have rendered, very patiently too, more help
than they will ever admit.
It is needless to say that the first deadline has been met
with all due cor fusion and frustration, sprinkled with a generous
portion of sleepless nights and bloodshot eyes.
Buildins | Coacli Todd Has
The CC construction program
has not been without troubles.
First it was money, then it was
an unexpected laver of rrck
beneath the engineering build
ing. and recently it was confusion
over water and sewer services.
Fortunately, water and sewer
lines were installed in June, and
planners looking ahead for pos-
sih'e del^y factors had stqnd-bv
plans for digsing a well. T*-is
plan was put into action, and the
campus now has a 60-gal'on-a-
minute well wi*h water being
pumped info a 12-OOO-gal’on tark
— enough for 2 500 students. In
addition, a second stand-by well
has been dug.
A sewer treatment plant is
under corstruction and tempor
ary facilities which meet state
and Ircal hea'th snecifica*icns
wiU onerate unHl the permanent
plant is finished.
There has been trouble with
A Duke Power Company crew
trying to install a power plant
early in August gave up in panic.
Cutting a soecial roadwav to the
co'lege substation, the crewmen
stenned into a bed of coppcr-
he^ids just north of the engi
neering building. Thev returned
a little later to kill the snak-^s,
one of which was fo'ir feet long.
The large team of men who
have labored together tp have
the new buildings ready for
classes at the designated time
has included many who have a
special interest in the school.
The plumbing con'^racfor, J.
B. Andrews, president of An
drews Plumbing Companv, was
in the first class at Charlotte
College in 1946-1947 and took
math from Miss Cone.
Larry Abernathy, a 1960 gradu
ate of CC, is a sales engineer
with Advance Equipment, the
company installing the shelving
and coat racks.
Duke Power engineer Wayne
Hall has done his best to pre
serve the natural beauty of the
campus by relocating a sub
station and power lines. Hall
took math from Miss Cone when
she taught at Duke University.
The State Highway Commissior
has paved the road entering CC'
new c^mniis. It will be ready by
‘he time classes open.
“We are delighted with the
~o\v T^e Sf'^^e H’ghw*’"
Commission saver Charlotte Col
'ege the exnense of doing it,”
said a college official.
The Highway Commission is
also putting up signs at certain
•’Pints alpng the h'ghwav te'lin'*
‘he distance to CC and directing
the public to the school.
Gen. Paul Yount, local high
way commissioner, backed this
project for the college.
To Be Offered
Charlotte College plans to o^fsr
a day class in jpurnalism this
year for the first time.
Taught by De Witt Scott, city
editor of The Charlotte News, the
class will meet each Thursday
from 1:30 p.m. to 3:25 p.m.
The regular night class in
journalism will meet each Tues
day from 7:10 to 9 p.m.
Both classes will study news
paper production. Two semester
hours of credit will be given for
Poised For Season
The outlook is bright for Charlotte College “Dwls”
basketball team this season. CC is a member of the
Virginia-Carolina Junior College conference of the National
Junior College Athletic Association.
This year’s team will rely on
Wallace Kuralt, superintendent
of the Mecklenburg County Wel
fare Department, was speaker at
Sigma Tau Sigma’s meeting on
.■August 26, held at Rose Erwin’s
Mr. Kuralt and members of
the fraternity discussed all
phases of welfare work. The
members had been doing re
search on welfare belore the
meeting, and all were prepared
to ask questions.
“Mr. Kuralt is probably one
of the finest welfare men in the
coi’ntry.” said Gay Porter, a
Robert Blackw elder is still pre
siding as organization chairman
for Sigma Tau Sigma. Officers
will not be elected until new
freshman rr. embers are initiated
into the fraternity.
“A cofee hour is being planned
for Charlotte College students
although we have no definite date
as yet,” Flow Morrow, chair
man of the social committee, an
nounced today. News of the date
will be publicized later.
The social committee has been
kept busy lately. They planne'"
the social activities for orien
tation and have started on ar
rangements for the annual
“The plans may change, but
as far as we know now the dance
will be held Dec. 16 at the Vet
“We need all the active help
we can get for the Social Com
mittee,” said Miss Morrow.
‘We’re hoping to have a large
crowd working with us in order
to create more school spirit.”
For October 2
Tryouts for Charlotte College
cheerleaders will be held Oct.
2. Students interested in cheer-
'ng are asked to contact Mildred
Hunter or Miss Mildred English,
Jirector of student persoiuiel.
Cheerleading is open to all CC
students, both men and women.
Applications and additional in
formation concerning cheerlead
ing may be obtained from Miss
Hunter or Miss English, or stu-
"■ents m.ay pick them up at the
Charlotte College library.
hustle, s'^eed, and an abundance
of shooting skill rather than
height. Last year’s team was
plagued with a lack of height
and enjryed a mediocre season.
This year the “Owls” will have
the scoring punch to compensate
for the height problem.
Coach Eugene Todd will re
turn this year with several of
his lettermen from last year’s
Bubba Rion and Ronnie Greene
will be among the returning let
termen. Rion, a 5’10” backcourt
ace and one of last year’s co
captains, is expected to be a
great asset to this year’s team.
With his speed and agility, he is
expected to shoulder the load in
the backcourt this year. Greene,
6’3” forward, led the team in
scoring with an 18.5 average
and in rebounding.
Another bright spot in this
vear’s team forecast is Greene’s
brother, Marshall. A 6’1” for
ward with a tremendous soaring
potential, Marshall Greene i s
expected to be one of the con
A high-school all-American,
Greene led the scoring at Pres
byterian Junior College h i s
freshman year with an aver
age of 18 points per game. In
ad-’ition to his scoring punch,
Greene is an excellent r e-
Also returning from last year’s
‘eam will be Fitzhugh Austin
ind Lloyd Lane, who have con
The “Owls” will also be joined
by some of the local high school
With the returning stars and
new players coming in, the CC
‘Owls” are looking forward to
he best basketball season ever
■)layed at Charlotte College.
Charlotte College committees
^nd clubs are looking for all
itudents interested in helping the
college plan the activities and
■unctions for the year.
They are ready to receive new
'-eshmen and sophomore mem
ihe clubs and committees are
listed in the Student’s Handbook.
Students interested in one or
nore should contact either the
faculty advisor, club president,
CC publications also need new
staff members. Interested stu
dents should submit their work
to the editors for consideration.
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