. and a li^ht unto my path.”
GASTON COLLEGE, GASTONIA, N. C., OCTOBER, 1964
The President Speaks
OPEN LETTER TO STUDENTS
With the publication of the first issue of the college
newspaper on the first day of school, Gaston College was
off to a most auspicious beginning. Enrolling a total of 696
students, the college crowded its temporary facilities to al
most a breaking point.
Student interest and spirit has shown itself in many
ways. Student government has been voted in and student
elections are not far off. The newspaper is now well estab
lished. Interest in student clubs of various kinds is evident.
Sales of shirts and jackets with the school emblem have
Speaking for the staff and faculty of Gaston College, I
wish to express my sincere gratitude and congratulations to
the student body of G.C.C. for the magnificent way in which
you have accepted the additional problems faced in our
temporary facility. Your spirit will go far in making G.C.C.
the fine institution of higher education all of us have dream
ed it would be.
C. Robert Benson,
Circle "W' To Form
The Circle K, the college equiva
lent to high school Key Club is in
the process of being formed at
The Circle K Club is not a social
fraternity; it is an organization for
college men operating on the
campus and is similiar to Kiwanis
and other service clubs. It is a
leadership and character-building
club which serves the campus and |
The Circle K is a unique organi
zation. It is an opportunity for
college meri because it provides h
means for the same type of lead
ership in a college community
which service clubs are giving in
the business and professional
Students interested in member
ship in this club are asked to leave
their names and addresses with Dr.
CARL STEWART, LLB, SPEAKS AT BSU
BY TERESA .lORD.AN
Looking for an opportunity to
get better acquainted with fellow
collegc students ? Looking for
something different and worth
while? Here’s the answer — the
Baptist Student Union, better
known as B. S. U. This organiza
tion is well-known to college stu
dents everywhere. Although it is
sponsored by the Baptists, interest
ed students of all denominations
are welcome. At the meetings,
special guests are invited to lead
discussions about subjects of in
terest to college students.
Mr. Carl Stewart, Attorney-at-
law, was guest speaker at the
last meeting, October 25. Mr.
Stewart is not only a popular
speaker among young people, but
he is also qualified. Mr. Stewart
«as a Firestone Scholar from
1954 to 19.58. He graduated from
Duke University in 1958, was a
regional law scholar from 1958
to 1961, and received his law
degree in 1961. While at Duke,
Mr. Stewart was president of
Phi Beta Kappa scholastic fra
ternity, member of the debating
team, Atlantic Conference de
bate champion, and president of
the law school student body. At
the present, he is a law partner
in the firm of Sanders and
One of the highlights of the
B. S. U. is the B. S. U. Convention.
This year it is to be held Novem
ber 6, 7, and 8 at High Point Col
lege. B. S. U. members from col
leges all over the state w'ill be
Mr. Perreault, Western North
Carolina B. S. U. Director, is help
ing organize our union. Our spon
sors from Gaston College are Dr.
John Roueche and Professor Bruce
Trammell. These men are very
willing to help us and have gone
out of their way to do so.
The first meeting of the tenta
tive student council was held on
October 8th. Dr. John Roueche
presided and was assisted by Mr.
Claude Davis, head of the English
The first order of business was
to read several college consitut-
tions. These documents will be dis
cussed and from them will come
ideas for Gaston College’s own con
stitution. .A.lso the committee will
work on a student handbook.
Elected as co-chairmen of the
committee were Sandra Yar
borough and Steve Wallace. Judy
.A.iken was elected secretary and
Sandra Bumgardner. “Skippy”
Perry, and Jim Dickson were plac
ed on a sub-committee to write for
.■Another meeting was called for
MONDAY - THURSDAY
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Closes — 9:00 P. M.
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Closes — 5:00 P. M.
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Closes — 12:00 Noon