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Charlotte collegian. (Charlotte, N.C.) 1950-1964, December 01, 1962, Image 1

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Olliarlnttf -OtHaal CterloM* CaJI*«« MUeMoa VOLUME 17, NUMBER 3 CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA DECEMBER, 1962 CHRISTMAS ROYALTY -- Queen Mary Sadler looks on approvingly as King Roily Blythe gets • congratulatory kiss from Student Council President Beth Growne. The occasion was the 1962 Charlotte College Christmas dance at Radio Center, Decemb^; 15. Arboretum Will Feature Flora Of Carolinas By MANUEL KENNEDY A new arboretum for Charlotte College is taking shape on the southern edge of the campus. In a few years it will spread down the slope alongside highway 49 and cover thirty-seven acres with native trees, shrubs, and plants. This arhoretum, whichisbeing constructed with the supervision and help of Dr. Herbert Hecken- bleickner, will be a botanical garden for growing and exhibit ing North Carolina flora. It will be used primarily for scientific studies. A dam has already been com pleted, and it will form a lake covering about a half acre and storing water to keep new plants alive. Later the lake will lie used extensively for growing swamp and bog plants. The second phase, according to Dr. Heckenbleikner, will be the actual planting, which will begin- it is hoped-- during the last week in February, 1963. President Bonnie E. Cone is expected to plant the first specimen at a ceremony to be held for that purpose. About 200 species of trees and many more hundreds of types of shrubs and wild flowers will florish in the arboretum. Native ferns and mosses will be added along the service roads and na tural paths running throughout the acreage. Although planned primarily for botanical study, the Charlotte College Arboretum wiU also be a place of beauty, especially when azaleas, mountain laurel, and rhodendron begin to bloom. There wiU be literally hundreds of other plants blooming during at least nine months of the year. At Caldwell Church CC Chorus Appears In Yule Concert By SUSAN WEBER The Charlotte College Chorus, under the directionofMr. Harvey C. Woodruff, appeared in an early Christmas concert on Sunday, December 9, at Caldwell Memorial Presbyterian Church. The program opened with a violin and piano prelude by Handel. After the scripture read ing by Tom Winstead, the chorus began its Christmas i^joicing with the “Magnificat” and in cluded songs of several nation alities. In “Ah, Dearest Jesu, Holy Child” Mary Speight, violinist, joined the accompanist, Addie Williamson. A soprano solo by LaRue Cau- bel highlighted the performance midway. The selections was “In the Inn,” by Leigh McBradd. The program was concluded with the softly lyrical “Joseph Dearest, Joseph Mine” and “God Give Ye Merry Christmastide,” a lively English tune. The next public appearance of the chorus will be on Sunday, December 23. They will be tele vised over WSOC (Channel 9) at 9:30 a.m. Mr. Woodruff looks forward to dividina the chorus into two groups to accommodate rehear sals to day and night students. Each group would have a full capacity for sixty students. January will be - recruiting month for the chorus. Newmem- bers are invited to attend weekly rehearsals in Room L-107 each Friday afternoon at two-thirty. A student concert is planned for spring.' The chorus will pre sent popular selections in an open-air appearance in April or” May.- King And Queen Crowned At Dance By SUSAN PROCTOR Midway in the Christmas dance held last Satur day night came the important intermission. Couples cleared the center of the dance floor as a red car pet was rolled out for the exciting ceremony of pres enting the King and Queen. Suspense continued while the royal court was presented. As their names were called, these couples glided forward and formed a semi-circle: Freddie Hosse with Mike Thomas, Pam Birrier with Tommy Winstead, Sandra Hodges with Jack Blythe and Mary Fisher with John Be- mont. Climaxing the ceremony came the reigning monarchs in stately procession over the red carpet-- Roily Blythe as King and Mary Sadler as Queen. Her Majesty received a bouquet of gold roses. Then King Roily and Queen Mary received an ovation an applause from their subjects. There followed a brief spot-, light dance with all couples gra- ‘ dually joining in. Then camfe a second break for the full inter mission and refreshments. During the intermission, which followed the coronation, Christ mas cooki«s and punch were served along with nuts and mints. Tables around the dance floor were decorated with Christmas- greenery and red candles. Transforming the large haU into a Christmas Wonderland, sprays of gay greenery covered the balcony. Across this back ground fluffy white cotton letters spelled out the words “Merry Christmas.” Two large white bells hung from the ceiling. Decorations were provided by Radio Center, but the social committee was busy all Saturday afternoon conducting a practice for the king and queen and their court. They took time also to add their own special touch to the decorations. Dancing resumed shortly to the swaying rhythms of the Plaids and the Dimensions and continued to the last stroke of twelve. In this gay settingwithlivelymusic, it was easy to piaure swirling snow outside, to imagine that the beautiful girls in rustlingdresses had come to the dance in tinkling sleighs. Music by the Plaids and the Dimensions had begun at eight o’clock, and a few swift hours ended the second successful dance of the year. Boys in dark suits and girls in pretty dresses glided to, a stop on' the last note. The social committee, respon sible for planning the dance, was headed by Sandra Hodges, and chaperx)nes for the occasion were Miss Fore, Mr. Pulley, Mr. McRae, Mr. McCreary, Miss Stevens. Mr. Gibbs. Miss Winningham, and Mrs. Brantley. President Cone Addresses District Bar Association President Bonnie E. Cone was guest speaker last Thursday, De cember 13, at a banquet meeting of the 25th District Bar Associa tion. Converging on Lenoir for the occasion were members from Caldwell, Burke, and Catawba counties. In her address Dr. Cone stressed the annuity value to the state and region from community colleges. Based on insurance sta tistics of an additional average of $100,000 more lifetime income for college graduates, her cal culations rapidly showed that CHARLOTTE COLLEGE CHORUS AT CALDWELL MEMORIAL CHURCH. In the frwit row, left to right, are: Beth Davis, Mary Lemmond, Mary Helms, Jane Honeycutt, Judy Smith, Alice Wliitner, Bonnie Smith, Ann Neal, Flo Morrow, SaUy Hillert. Second row, L-R: Larry Patton, Lloyd Morris, Elaine Carriker, Eleanor Grass, Andria Prutnick, HiUary Bell, Sandra Hodges, Nancy Helms. Back row, L-R: Mr. Harvey Woodruff, Director, EdQuein,John Livingston, Tommy Wimbish, OUn Whitner. John Beaumont, Morris Spearman, Crede Smith, Gene Knott, Bill Newman. 10,000 graduates add a billion dollars to normal state income. The goal of 10,000 graduates from community colleges seems a modest share of the state’s responsibility to educate an ad ditional 31,000 college students in 1970. Alumni of Charlotte College were in attendance' at the ban quet. Among them was W. C. Pal mer, a practicing attorney in Lenoir and secretary of the Bar Association. This occasion followed by one week Dr. Cone’s address at a meeting of Delta Kappa Gamma in Concord, where she spoke on new frontiers for women in bus iness and professions. SC Plans For Spring By SUSAN WEBER After wrapping up plans for the Christmas dance, the Student Council turned its attention to the spring semester. The Social Committee hopes to add to the traditional St. Valentine’s Dance and the spring dance two additional features -- a jazz concert and a folk quartet con cert. Freshman class officers and representatives were introduced and welcomed to the Council at the last meeting. To give everyone more time during the holidays, the Student Council changed their scheduli. (Continued On Page 3)

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