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THE CHARLOTTE COLLEGIAN
To Paint A Picture
A few years ago a famous French painter came
to the United States to get some impressions of Amer-
ictn life. While being entertained in one city, he
was plagued with random questions: What do you
think of America? What do you think of American
food? What do you think of American families?
During the Christmas season the visiting painter
was entertained at a round of parties. On one of these
occasions he met a wealthy matron, who offered him
a commission to paint a mural in her church. The
painting would be a memorial to her late husband,
and it was agreed that the artist should draw from
his impressions of the American Christmas.
The next month he began wtJrk on the mural and
continued painting for two years, allowing no one to
sec his work. When the picture was finished at last,
the matron arranged to have it unveiled at a Christ
FormnJ preparations for the ceremony were com
pleted. A crowd of eager and curious citizens fill
ed the church and waited. On a prearranged sched
ule, a string was pulled, and the curtain fell, unveil
ing the picture.
A gasp arose from the congregation!
Ideas Jostle At Christmas
Is Chrismias really indigestible? Each year renews the debate
on the meaning and spirit of the yuletide season.
The spirit of Christmas Ues as heavily on the hearts of some
college students as mince pie (too much of it) might lie on their
“It’s too ccRiimercial.”
“Christmas is a feeling of giving. You enjoy saving up money to
Thus the argument runs, and usually the last work comes from
students who recall simply the things they have fun doing at Christ
mas. There are carols to sing, popcorn to string, trees to decorate,
family dinner to eat— and presents.
Scrooge’s grandsons (and-daughters) object tbat vacation from
school and presents are aU that count. The going-to-see-grand
mother bit is ridiculous . ... for relatives I couldn’t care less--
so ran one complaint in a troubled soprano voice.
The jolly spirit of Christmas is far too impure for some fine
palates. Santa Claus bothers them so much that one wonders
why they do not go to church to get away from the coarse revelry.
All the while a young girl turns a deaf ear to the debate. Her
nimble fingers bend greenery and ribbon around a coat hanger to
fashion an advent wreath. Bending to the task, she smiles gently
as the advent season moves happily toward the Day of Nativity
Only Action Gets Results
*■ ACTION! ACTION! Where is the action? The well organized
and thorough Student Government? The powerfuU special com-
'mittees derived from the student council? The special interests
groups set up throughout the student body? Which one acts? Do
Does the smdent body know that Charlotte College has a basket-
. ball team? Has the student body ever heard of a CC Cheerleader?
The efforts of the Circle K club, the social committee, and
the Cheerleaders must be commended. They are trying, through
action, to inform the student body.
When assemblies are needed, pep raUies are needed, or publi
city is needed, these three groups cannot do the work alone. They
When was the last meeting of any one of the student council
committees? Do they meet? What have they done to show their
presence as a committee and in fulfilling their tasks as comnnit-
Take a good look, students of CC., and repeat the question asked
almost every day by some member of the student body: “ACTION?
MANUEL KENNEDY MRS. ETHEL PHIPPS
PENNY MILLER JOYCE PRESSLEY
SIDNEY T. STOVALL
- - - Faculty News - - -
By MRS. ETHEL PHIPPS
This year, aU students taking
courses in French, German, and
Spanish are required to have a
one-hour weekly drill period
in the language laboratory to de
velop their comprehension of the
language and to improve their
prononciation. It is the general
opinion of all the instructors in
the foreign language department
that this language laboratory is
proving very helpful and stimu
lating to all the students.
Dr. Macy reports that the for
eign language department hopes
to have its own projector in the
near fumre. This projector will
allow film strips dealing with the
civilizations of the various coun
tries to be shown at Charlotte
CoUege as a supplementary part
of the language courses.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Walker
have a new baby. Debra Ann
Walker was born November 8,
1962. Mr. Walker is a member of
the mathematics department.
Dr. Rieke of the history de
partment attended meetings of
the Southern Historical Associa
tion and the Southern Economics
Association in Miami on Novem
ber 8,9, and 10.
Dr. Rieke has begun recruiting
new faculty members in history
and economics for next fall. He
is currently corresponding with
some prospective faculty mem
bers for his department.
Mr. Raymond Pulley of the
history department has comple
ted requirements for a Master’s
degree in his field. This degree
will be conferred on Mr. Pulley
at Emory University at the end
of the winter quarter.
Three members of Charlotte
College’s Student NEA chapter
attended the annual NEA Conven
tion at Raleigh on November 3.
Miss Antoinette Eubanks, Mr.
Ralph King, and Mr. Joe Con
nelly report that the meeting
was most instructive. Mr. Ri
chard Carrigan was guest speak
The student NEA held a dinner
meeting on Saturday. December
15, at the Greenland Restaurant
on South Boulevard.
Dr. Herbert Hechenbleikner of
the Science department suggests
a small column for the Collegian
in the form of what newspaper
people call a “box.” This space
could be used to answer questions
that students ask about work
under way on the campus. Dr.
Heck or Mr. Darholt could supply
the answers to questins arising
about the work.
Here are some answers from
Dr. Heck for questions he has
The barn will be tom down
when the new buildings are
The grading which is taking
place below the parking lot is
for a new road, to connect the
campus with Mallard Creek Road
and U.S. 29.
The big ditch behind the Ken
nedy building contains steam
lines. These steam lines extend
from the new boiler plant to the
The taU brick chimney, which
excites so much curiosity, is the
chimney for the new boiler plant.
Eight students in this car pool. Can you find them all?
Real Cool Carpooling
Pack four to six college stu
dents into an elderly car, and the
results can be described quaintly
as a “car pool.” Over weeks of
shuttling back and fourth, the
speedometer will tiim a thousand
miles or more, and the students
may turn friends.
Watching the countryside
seems a more pleasant occupa
tion than watching blackboards.
Sometimes the temptation to con
tinue to Asheboro fails by a
single vote, and the ancient ve
hicle very reluctanUy turns left
up college drive.
A Library Is For Learning
The purpose of a library is to provide a quiet, well-lighted area
for reading and study. Many books and periodicals furnish a never-
ending source of information useful to the student, but look how we
abuse the privilege.
Students use the library for eating and talking and for many
social activities. Not only is there unnecessary noise, but there
are too many students with bad manners.
If a girl ventures alone into the back of the library, she may
be subjected to innumerable embarrassments, ranging from rude
noises to direct comments. This situation has been called to the
attention of the student body before, but apparently the offenders
ignore all requests and warnings.
The student body as a whole will not want to take this problem
into the new library. The time to correct it is now!
On the morning that the tem
perature dropped to three de
grees. students who had eight-
thirty classes straggled in by
two’s and three’s. Many coura
geous companions of the car
pool cut classes in a group,
for the icy grip proved too much
for the tired nervous system of
Companions of the carpoolare
noticing the hitchhikers come
in all sizes and ages -- many
bums, endless ne’er-do-wells,
and some CC students. Some
times a pedestrian students gets
Driving provides endless in
spiration for argument and de
bate. Male students insist that
women-drivers are non-con
formists. Here are some of the
crazy maneuvers that have been
well documented by reliable wit
A tardy co-ed, rushing up
Tryon Street, ran through tree
red lights, four yellow lights,
and almost one policemen. The
surprised policeman jumped back
three feet, dropped his whistle,
and stared after her in helpless
A cold morning calls for a
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