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CULLOWHEE A JEWEL IN THE HEART OF THE GREAT SMOKIES
CULLOWHEE, NORTH CAROLINA
Fiftieth Anniversary Edition
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RAHING 50Ui AWMIVERSftRY
SfiZn Hfin Riiilfliiin Prnnrnm ATmn Ml oil TTnflpvinail
Modern In Every
Way, Soon Ready
W And Modern Buildings
Lw Going Up, Or Complet
ed On W.CT.C, Campus
liMxing 50 years of steady
Ltk nH development, western
L- nwhers College will soon
( six modern buildings completed,
king the total to twelve.
hrough the untiring efforts of Dr.
rr Hunter, president, appropria-
h from the state PWA were re
nal and now a $b50,U0O expansion
I building program is underway,
n 1937 construction of a $75,000
sial education building got un-
hST. ine Structure, v .iinuvc
U Carolina granite, is 144 feet by
feet. The tine was quarried
r tfe college and each stone was
irately' cut by hand before being
:d in the impressive building.
L main gymnasium floor is of hard
with glass backboards tor
Uetball. Offices;. . . classrooms,
Us for . visiting teams, supply
a! and a large swimming pool are
tt of the building and make it
the 1937 General Assembly appro-
ated 1110,000 for the construction
training school. Realizing that
Lrly twice that amount would be
ded to construct a suitable build-
yollege authorities, headed by
Bunter, were successful in get-
t a PWA grant which made possi-
the construction of the beautiful
10,000 building. An unusual fea-
te of this structure is that it is
bur built on a unit plan. Each
Jit made up of two . class rooms
:& a practice teaching room be-
een and conference rooms at each
The floors are of modern wood
phe latest development in the
Idine Drosrram of the collegp is
! hov's Hnrm'itnrv which will cost
Um fully equipped and will com-
RWy take care of 160 men.
fine of the colleges' greatest needs !
twng realized with the completion
tne striking auditorium with a
mg capacity of 900. This build-!
is costinir annroximatelv S25.000.
The student union buildinir. now
fring completion, will have student
faaiiations and alumni offices.
4 at a cost of $30,000 it is near
f entrance of the Joyner building.
Approximately $30,000 is being
it remodeling the old training
lf'fl will VtA ii c n c a nrt
k inn fcc uo-u aa w
classroom building in the fall.
w entire building program was
mapped out m order that
Present needs of the college would
taken care of and future enlar ge
nt cnnll K j - . i .1 -l
i-. uc inuue most economical.
fM building program at Western
-.iud leachers College can be
as an outcome of a research
by Dr. H. T. Hunter. . In his
J"e of a ten year program of the
notation. Wv.o 1.' ---i
m of trustees, he proposed an ul-
-- MU(ient body of 750 students.
4lJP8 in the institutions education-
ir$ be made a rich offering: of
tera ..-.1 ,
I t3. Win omnhocio n yi rr t ho
I. .... VIHJJIIUdlO UJU1I HIV
s appropriate for the region,
. -rvu me art. Second, that
kna l senior years be profes
-i '.auinir to npprpp ann tpnrhprs
ificateg in ;i j tv,;-j
..... 11CJU3, . X 1111 U,
atlho .i,i ' .
t. " uie in ogram De modern ana
.'ate, and, that the College be
' a real intprnrptcr. t WootPi-n
S Practico iKl.. : 4.1. i I:- 41.:..
r 1M 1JAe UA tins
ronitVi 4V.i - :j
.,. a seiuor consiu-
I J(,n bp eivpn t i 4: - 4
'uler tllane oU..u v- j.
I . .. suuum ue raaue 101
P cent of our students to
ot their expenses by work.
Founder Of W. C. T. C.
President Of W.C.T. G.
Growth Of College i
Has Been Steady; Is
Vow Expanding Iore
College Has Meant Much In The
Trortss And Development
Of Western Carolina
' ' ' m . n,. H. T. Hunter, for sixteen years, president of Western Ciirol.na le.ich
R. L. Madison, founder of Western Carolina Teachers College in Co lt has been through his efforts that the $050,000 building progva
cles about the founder of this college appears elsewhere m triis i now well underway. .
15 1 To Receive Diplomas Tuesday Morn ing
.J. ' n4-l i'ni'il1it1iniul
Tuesday morning June 6th, 151
graduates will receive their diplomas
from Western Carolina Teachers
Sunday morning, June 4, the annual
bacculearate sermon will be preach-
led by Dr, Frazier, president of Queens
College, Charlotte. This service win
be held in the Baptist church, at
Monday morning, also at the Bap
tist church, the commencement con
cert, given by the college musical
organizations, will give an orchestral
concert, vocal and instrumental
The awarding of diplomas will take
place Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock
in the auditorium of the Baptist
church, with Dr. Stirewalt, . of the
Lutheran Theological Colli'i. Col
umbia, S. C, making the address.
THE WHITE HOUSE
fn Hcond section of this
ore page 2 it u stated
hat Uamie Davis has been with
.i .co"p'e for 4 vears. This
read 14 years. We regret
My der Miss Wilsoni
It giro's m great pleasvir throi
the special edition of your newspaper to extond
hoaty exoetirs to all fpiende of Weatern Carolina
Teachers Collgo on tbo happy occasion of the
fiftieth, annivorsary of itB found ins.
I trust that throu long yccra to 00.10
lt win over sftrve the best Interest of the State
" thorough preparation of yo-ong and your wron
for ,tle profeseion of teachir.
. Vary siBcn-ly yours,
Sis Edita Wilfioa,
Editor, The Waatern Carolinian
Cullowbee, North Caroline.
Plans Underway For
Jubilee In October
Elaborate . "I'rogfam IkinR For
mulated My Joint Committee
A joint I'liiiiiniltec of the faculty' and
tni.sli.es of Western Carolina T'ach
ers.. College, consisting- . .'of Harry
Buchanan," llendersonville; H. ('.
Jones, Bryson t'lty; Miss Camp, Mr.
Stillwell, ,'iui.r Mr. Elliott, of Ciillo
whi'i'. i workimr out the details of
the iiri'igrain for the Col
wary of the college
Th,. plans iiielude chapel speakers,
conferences, entertaiiuiietit and the
like, culminating in a final celehra
tion in October.
The final cekbrai ion will likely he
in two parts; one, the theme of which
will he "Fifty Years of Teacher
Training in Noith Carolina," will
feature outstanding speakers from
other colleges and universities, speak
ers whose addresses will conform to
the general theme. In addition to
the' speakers, representatives from a
large number of colleges and asso
ciations from 'this, and other Matt s
will 'be invited. The ot her part of
ihi-. ,.i.!ilir:ition. . cominir a few weeks
later will featur,. the dedication ot
the new $;50,()00.00 plant, a barbecue
lunc'heoli, football game, and a ball
at night. To this celebration every
high school graduating class in West
ern North Carolina will be invited.
The college began its career on
October 28, 18!).. It is likely that
the filial celebration will be on Oc
tober 2K, 19:19.
Offered Under Dr.
C. D. Killian Here
New Course Placed In College
Curriculum During 1938-39
Fifty year ugo-a new institution
cam,, into being at Cullowhee, N. C.
Todav, Western Carolina Teachers
College is no longer a small strug
gling school, housed in a high school
building, but a flourishing and grow
Of course the promoters of this
institution had fond hopes regarding
the growth ami the tut lire impor
tance of their foundling. Yet it is
hardlv to he supposed that thev en
visioned a dav when this school would
become such a vital force in the 1'fo
of Western Carolina and' 111 the lives
ot cstorn ( arolintans.
Hundreds of men and women, liv
ing within a radius ol 1(H) miles of
Cullowhee call the college "Alma
Mater," and look loudly back and
.reverently to the time when they trod
its hallowed corridors.
And where hundreds already have
trod thousands arc yet to tread mini
IVcause, conicidcntalljy with tins
golden anniversary ol the college,
there are t this time, ti new building
Hearing completion, costing $i5(,0t)0,
and plans being made for their occu
pany next fall.
W hile the building program is well
underway, tht term just ending, also
marked the peak in registrations and
151 seniors receiving diplomas.
In fact, the two go hand in hand,
to make this an ideal beginning for
the formal celebration and observance
of the (iolden Jubilee of the College.
All -plans for the formal event 111
the tall are not .complete, but an
elaborate and carefully arranged pro
gram will be arranged.
When founded, the institution was
known as Cullowhee High School, and
from that has arisen the Culjowhou
Normal and Industrial .School, Cullo
1 when Stuto Normal, and the present
I Western Carolina 'leathers .College,
! a standard four vesir college- with a
llaige, well-trained faculty.
1 From one 'building, the college has
! grown to six buildings now 111 uso,
I while six other buildings art; now
I under construction.
I The student hotly has through tho
I years changed 'from a small number
I to approximately seven hundred now
I in the regular session and the special.
session, representative 'if the entire)
state -and several other states.
With tht passing of ytais the pto-
... . 1 : .. -
gress now at- western.- arumi
Teachers College has added much to
the upbuilding of Western North,
This issue of The Carolinian, hart
attempted to cover the high sptrts
in thP 50 years of the college, and
throughout the paper will be founl
articles, carefully ."prepared, to glvo
i.n im-fo-i1ate nieseritation ot the ar-
fans of V. c-tun Caiolina Teacheii
Amid the clamor of hammer, saw and
chisel, with sawdust in the air, and
the clangor of concrete mixers ,-stir-nng,
thi staff of The Westun Caio
linia'n, with the assistance of faculty,
have assembled together some of the
major events in the life of the col
lege for these pages, and will be sent
into 5.500 homes.
Past and present administrations
are proud of th,. achievements of
Western Carolina Teachers ooiuge
during this half-century of progress,
and they, together with the state
served, are firm believers in its lu
ture, and in the territory, it repre
sents and enhances.
It is with that spirit that this edi
tion is sent to you.
A course in guidance was placed in
the college curriculum here during
the 19.38-39 session under the super
vision of Dr. C. D. Killian, head of
the Education Department. No spe
cific text, is used for the course al
though many different source books
are read and consulted. The course
i8 restricted to students in their junior
and senior years and those who have
received special permission from the
(Continued on back page)
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