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Charlotte collegian. (Charlotte, N.C.) 1950-1964, March 16, 1965, Image 4

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& I Think It’s Great’-McKnight Mr. McKnight By HOWARD PEARRE 'I fhink it's great!" idated more fhan 30 years ago, an^ ture and an unlimited future. For / n^ this." \Jonly ttirougii ttie University could iw- t 1 L. r^ nnA we tiope to build ttie broad under- ' For Mecklenburg County and These words m general express graduate and graduate program the emontions of most people hav- personally think this is *his area needs so urgently." ing anything to do with Charlotte , «k. . , the most important development; He said further that it was the Colelge concerning the recent j , I in this century. prospects of the graduate pro change in status. In particular. I' r . . , . j these words express the emotions Then the elephone rang. If was aram that dictated o'*; Jeci ion to of Mr. C. A. McKnight, member Dr. Friday, president of the Consol- become part o e of the Board of Trustees of Char- idated University. As I sat eaves- S'‘V- lotte College, and editor of The dropping, words and phrases like Under state law, no stale sup- Charlotte Observer. "congratulations" and "a tremen- ported college may offer graduate dous job" passed through my ears. . ugyond the Masters Degree Mr. McKnight expounded by ■ u showing how the change would af- M-". McKnight hung up, started level unless the school .s a feet three bodies of peoples - the fo say something, and the tele- of the University, state, the county and surrounding phone rang again. More words and „,Knight also thinks the anH thp students of the phrases of the same sort. I oidn f , . , "har'lotte College. catch the name this time. He hung University program won t take as up again. long as a lot of people expect it "For the state of North Caro- ^ ii. *>• predict the total University Una Jf^c a iiTXDortant develoD" For Charlotte College and its • f j > cfiirlontc I think this means the program will develop much faster ment in education," he pointed out. students, I tnmK tnis means fne f s . .. "First, the University was consol- difference between a limited fu- than many people seem to think. Campus Opinion one Of John Kilgo’s Business Fralernily College men mterested in form ing a chapter of Alpha Phi Omega, a naitiional service fraternity, ishrould conbaot Bill Hodges or Dean MacKay. The fraternity is for men who have had previous traiining in Boy Scouting. There are over 250 chapters operating on ma jor college and university camp uses throughout the United States. It’s Charlotte News columnist John Kilgo has suggested that perhaps Charlotte College’s nickname, the 49ers, might be out of date. In re cent columns, he has offered such names ah the “Bonnies” and the “Hornets.” Several students have voiced Strang feelings concerning these and other proposals. “I don’t think it’s any of John Kilgo’s business. He should quit trying to find feeble little things to fill up his column with,” says Ken Grimsley. Roger Grosswald thinks the name should go back to the original “Owls.” This school has no tradi tion. The "Owls” was derived from the original night school and we should remember our beginning as the Owls.” Ellen McClamrock doesn’t see the value in changing it unless someone can come up with some thing really original. “A better name could be found than one derived from a highway and the year the school started,” comments Duane Coggin. On the other hand, Libby Nelson thinks that 49ers has a lot of sig nificance. “Besides, there hasn’t been a belter name suggested.” Jim Short believes that the name should be changed and that the student body should be allowed to vote on it. "49ers is inadequate since we’ve obtained university status. It doesn’t parallel names like Dea cons, Devils, or Tar Heels,” says Gerald Broome. Martha Caton raises the ques tion, “What’s the matter with the name as it is?” Finally, Loch Walker asks, “Who told John Kilgo to think?” 'Most Important Event in Area'- Reese “It is one of the most imporlbant events ever to take place in this area. . . . Yes, the standards of the new branch compare favorably with those of UNC! ... a triumph brought about by teamwork!' . . . Yes, I’m glad that I shared in the victory! . . . What a quarter back Dr. Cone has been! . . . Oh, yes the future of what was once Charlotte Coliege now expands be yond the horizon!" These were the exuberant replies of Mr. Addison Reese, Chairman of the Board of Trustees. Char lotte College, in answer to ques tions popped to him over the tele phone. In July Mr. Reese and the present Board of Trustees will turn the task of operating Charlotte College University over to the Board of Trustees of the Consol idated University of North Caro lina. "With every succeeding year since the school was established in 1946 the students of Charlotte Col lege have been able to carry their chins a little higher. Let’s hope that it will always be true and may the light of what was once a small junior college beam proudly throughout the future.” Tennis Team Will Begin Year With Pfeiffer The Oharldbte College tennis team begins the 1965 season at Pfeiffer Callege Tuesday, March 23. Pfeiffer is always tough but C.C. should be ready. The team this year consists of letitermen Barry Brice, Jay Currin, Art Meyer, and Bob Bcms. Prom ising new members include John Smith and ScoUt Treadwell. The mosit interesting member of the team this year will probably be Nancy Barnes, the first girl ever to play a varsity sport for Char lotte College. C.C. will compete against teams from Belmont Abbey, St. Andrews. College of Charleston, Pembroke. N. C Methodist, and N. C. Wesley an. Home games will be played at Freedom Park. The matches and bheir playing times will be posted in advance in the college union. Bowling Team Ties For Third The Charlotte College bowling team tied for third place with St. Andrews in the March 6 D.I.A.C. bowling tournament at Charlotte’s Cohseum Lanes. College of Charleston and Lynch burg College overcame the field for first and second spots, respec tively, in the team events. C.C.’s tdoubles eaam, Ernie Bou youoas and Ken Sloop, posted a resptoable score of 1141 pins to take home the second-place doubles cup. 'Russians Fill Minds With Ideas; We Give Them Food'-LeyasmeYer By BETTE TRAPPS Dr. Karlis Leyasmeyer, di.stin- guished European author, lecturer and educator spoke to a group of students and faculty members here. Wednesday morning on the subject "The New Soviet Policy and Future Outlook.” A Latwan by birth. Dr. Leyas meyer has been a United States citizen since 1949. He has lectured at more than 350 colleges and uni versities and hsas spoken on more than 300 radio and television sta tions across the country. "We acedemic pH?ople,” Dr. Yas- asmeyer began, “cannot sit in our ivy-covered towers and do no thing.” He warned that the spread of communism is a greater threat today than ever. Under the former Soviet boss Nikita Krushchev, the previous image of the snarling, cold-blooded Russian began to dis appear. In its place appeared the new Russian—culture conscious and mentally and physically fit. “This is the strategy that Khrush chev devised to woo undeveloped nations. We now see the results of his master mind. It was this image of the smiling, thriving, co operative society which has made communism more acceptable and widespread today.” Many Americans traveling in Russia have also been impressed by her rapid development. They return, favorably impressed, after having seen “what the government wanted to make public.” “No one has been shown the graves, the human suffering, nor the forced labor which went into the building of this nation.” Finally, Dr. Leyasmeyer point ed out the main difference between the policies of Russia and the United States. “The Russians fill the people's minds with ideas: we give them food. A man will not fight for you because his stomach is full, but he will die for an idea.” Prof Exhibits At Flower Show Dr. Herbert Heckenbleiker, bi ology professor at Charlotte Col lege, was one of Bhe exhibitors in the Southeastern Flower and Gar den Show at Charlotte Merchandise Mart last week. The show, which ran from March 6 to March 14, had over 10,000 square feet of living floral and nat ural plant beauty. Dr. Hecken- bleikner’s Charlotte College exhib it took up 400 square feet. The title of the Charlotte Col lege exiiibit was "Mountain Cove.” It included 32 living plartts ranging from white pine, balsam, and hem lock trees to the small ground cov ers such as running cedar. aU na tive to the North Carolina moun tains. It also nicluded a rock wa terfall with moss-covered rocks. An amhique chestnut fence (shown below) formed the guard. Dr. Hech- enbleikner said the fence was al most 100 years old. He explained that all the plants were living. “They are all living plants so when we get through with the show, they will all go to the campus in either the arboretum or the area around the lake.” Many of the filler plants and leaves came from Charlotet College camp us in the first place. This was Dr. Heckenbleikner’s second time to have an exhibit at the annual flower show. Two years ago, at the firsit show, he had an exhibit showing the ooasibal region of North Carolina.. “Last time I got hay fever from wrestling with pine straw. This time I used leaves.” Dr. Heckenbleifcner said he didn’t expect to be in anymore flower shows in the future. I’m not plan ning to be in it,” he said about next year’s show. FLOWER SHOW

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