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UNC-C Wise Decision
The legislature of North Carolina has indeed made a
wise decision by voting to make Charlotte College part of
the University of North Carolina. This area has long deserved
the services of such an institution.
But now that the college has been given University
status the occupants of this community of higher learning
must consider exactly what it means to them.
First, the students must consider the amount of prestige
that will be added to their standing in the community in
which they live. As one professor who came to this campus
from another part of the country commented, “My friends
never heard of Charlotte College, but all have heard of the
University of North Carohna.”
Secondly, the addition of the University’s name places
a great burden of responsibility on the students to have
the demeanor of university students. The public will expect
of Charlotte College students a higher degree of sophistica
tion. And this will be a problem. Only two years ago we were
officially considered a junior college. We have not issued a
Bachelor’s Degree to one student. This is the first year Char
lotte College has even had a senior class. Our student govern
ment, our newspaper, our yearbook, our literary magazine
have not had the long years of existence needed to refine
them and make them suitable for a University. These
things made our bid for university status seem premature
to some legislators. But with slight bit of experience we
will be able to do a job equal to that of any of the other
branches of the University.
No one need tell a member of the faculty how much
the prestige of teaching at a University will mean. With this
responsibility, however, Charlotte College teachers will also
have to accept the responsibility of leading university students
in their intellectual endeavors.
Perhaps the thing to which the University’s name will
mean most will be the school itself. It will receive the greatest
benefit from the legislation. As the years pass, Charlotte
College will become a highly respected institution of advanced
study and research. Once Charlotte College is part of the
University it can expect a program of graduate study to
develop. Many citizens of Charlotte and surrounding areas
have already expressed their wishes for such a program. The
next natural step will be grants national from foundations to
aid these programs. The University’s name will also help
attract these to our campus.
So, Dr. Cone, we congratulate you and thank you for
your efforts in pushing this school along from its birth to
this, its finest moment.
Why There Is A DNC-C
There came a dream to one of hopes.
Of proud buildings and grassy slopes.
Of a student reading through a book, .
Or studying in the library nook
Of a school.
In a school worked one who planned
For subjects many, courses grand;
For teachers, degrees, and Phd’s,
And all the many other needs
Behind a door marked “President”
Sat one who cared, and often sent
Messages, plans, and pleas to those
Who had the power to propose
In a house sat many men
Who had just voted a measure in
That would give a college a better name,
That would give a city the glory and fame
Of a university.
On a campus rang a bell.
Of many a victory could it tell,
Of the day when the dream of one who had hopes
Came true, and now on those grassy slopes
Stood a university.
To the one who had hopes, I dedicate
This poem. To the one who planned until late
At night, and cared about dreams.
The one who really cared it seems.
Was Miss Bonnie Cone.
When You're In Love
It’s nice to get letters from read
ers. In answer to the one printed
in the iast Collegian I will say that
though I’m constantly using facts
my column is opinion, and I might
add that opinion often changes
with new lightt. Please consider it
an adventure in thoughit—thought
that is often raw and unrefined as
is this week’s.
It inevitably happens. Romance
comes to a point of decision. Girls,
you're sitting beside your beau of
several months in his automobile
at your favorite secluded space.
And that adorable guy is saying,
"I love you; I need you; I want to
marry you; WHY NOT?!!!” You
answer, "It’s geting late; we’d
better go.” On the way home you
attempt to think of something you
might say to compensate.
Sometime later you think, “When
you know you’re in love, and cir
cumstances prevent marriage, why
not have pre-marital relations?”
Let's look at some raw facts
concerning this subject. First there
are the religious implications. A
little research shows that mono
gamy replaced polygamy not be
cause one was right and the other
wrong but for economical reasons.
Men became too poor to afford so
many wives and children. The poor
are in majority and the majority
rules. Today's morales are set up
for similar reasons. Too many
children are fostered with no means
of suppont. Religious sanction
comes long after laws have been
made for pragmatic reasons.
People of scholarship judge their
actions in terms of result rather
than have their behavior dictated
by tradition or the irrational.
Today, doctors have pills that are
almost 100 per cent effective in
controlling unplanned children, and
the population explosion necessi
tates the use of protection. The
after-effects of abortion are al
leviated by social sanction.
Actually, a strong emphasis on
the u.se of protectives would be
less harmful to people than enforc
ing taboos with condemna'tions that
go against the grain of nature pro
ducing inhibitions, complexes, and
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- Bobby Snipes
Dave Nanney, Martin Richek
Sam Scott, Susan Proctor, Nina Castles,
Sharron Dailey, Rasmi Shalibi
please understand t'hat i am just a beetle
small and unworldly
so it should not be too surprising if i seem
puzzled by some of the things which i see around me
for instance could someone explain Why the community
in which we live seems to feel that it is necessary
to protect our impressionable minds from
certain corrupting influences when that same community
is horrified to learn that we refused to accept without cross
examination the attitudes of a vi'siiting lecture
i have come to the conclusion that we all agree that the
most important job of higher education is to teach the
students how to think
it is just that too many people seem to have trouble
considering an idea as thought unless the idea happens
to agree with their own ideas
these people should amend the above statement to read
the most important job of higher education is to teach the
students how to think
now the controversy becomes easier to understand
and the word
becomes absoultely meaningless
vw the beetle
i am very much afraid that our new university
will have an almost non existent universe
if something is not done
about our almost non existent budget
C. C. Rider Subject
Editors, The Collegian:
Mr. Clary's article, ‘‘Swinger
Hits Town,” in the March 2, 1965
issue leaves me a bit puzzled. Mr.
Clary appears to be attempting to
satirize the current fad in rock-n-
roll singing groups. If this be true
Mr. Clary is too late. This is now
a tired, unoriginal subject.
Why did Mr. Clary use the Mor
mon Tabernacle Choir as the name
of his singer? Was it his intent to
ridicule a world-famous singing
group, or is Mr. Clary so unoriginal
that he can not invent a fictitious
pseudonym? The Mormon Taber
nacle Choir is composed of talent
ed, dedicated people who personal
ly finance the Choir’s trips and con
certs. These people are certainly
-above the sophomoric satire of
such amateurish columnists as Mr,
I am neither a Mormon nor a
Oharlotite College student, but I
consider myself a friend of both.
It is my personal opinion that Mr.
Clary exhibited extremely poor
taste and that his above mentioned
article is quite ambigious. Regard
less of the purpose of Mr, Clary’s
article — whether it be to satirize
the Beatles or to ridicule the Mor
mon Tabenracle Choir, or both —
his point is missed, I would sug
gest that Mr, Clary be more ex
plicit and perhaps the purpose of
hi'S journalistic endeavors will be
Roy E. Dellinger
Editors, The Collegian
On the rainy morning when Char
lotte College became UNC-C, the
direction signal lights were stolen
from a Volkswagen parked op
posite building B,
It is rumored that an outside
gang of thieves operated some
years ago at Chapel Hill, preying
on the oars and belongings of s.tu-
dents. One safeguard against this
development here would be to ap-
paln't the 1300 student body as de
puties to report and describe any
suspicious tampering with cars.
Such watchfulness has stopped
this kind of irresponsible vandal
ism in the past. It is also, of
course, always wise to keep one’s
(Editor's note: A proposed honor
code states: "Under the Honor
Code you are on your honor not to
cheat, lie or steal; and if you see
another student doing so, you have
the responsibility but not the
mandatory obligation, of reporting
the individual and the circum
stances to the appropriate student
council. Perhaps this could be the
Editors, The Collegian
Our newly formed political party,
the Student Party, is having its
first meeting on March 17, 1965.
We will meet in C. U. Room 209 at
It is mandatory that all members,
and any studervts who would be in
terested in joining attend this first
meeting. Election of party officials
will be held, and committee chair
All interested studertts are wel
come, provided they join the Stu-
dertt Party at the desk at the door.
Thank you very much for allow
ing this announcement to appear.
Let us know if we can ever be of
service to our newspaper.