The Gas Liglit
In a week or so it will all be over. The 68-69 school year would have
passed us by and if you’re reading this now, you must be one of the
Just what kind of a year was it? Exciting? Perhaps, depending on
how interested you were in the activities going on around you. It was
undeniably an eventful period and certainly a time of growth.
Our college seeks our revenue with which it can produce new
buildings, more room and better facilities for the ever swelling influx of
those who desire to better themselves through education. This is a
material growth it must have if it is to continue as the leading
community college in the state of North Carolina.
It was a year of controversy and disagreement. Prejudice reared up
from different sides of the student body and a near crisis was in the
making. But, it never came. The name-calling, demonstrations and ugly
protests didn’t make it to our campus because somebody cared. That
somebody was the student body and their advisors. Instead they talked,
reasoned, debated, shouted from time to time and eventually
compromised. This too is growth. It is a reflection of the maturity
reached by our students and a willingness to strive for something better.
Needless to say, all the problems have not been solved.
Communication has always been a pain in the back, especially for a
community college. At least along these lines there has been definite
progress. That’s comforting. So let’s just say it has been an encouraging
To those of you who have read, cursed, condemned, criticized,
praised, belittled, upheld, read, ridiculed, congratulated, damned, and
READ The Gas Light, we thank you. Maybe we grew a little too.
We Get Letters...
And Write Some^^
I am a student at Gaston
College. At times I wish I wasn’t a
student. These are times when
friends of mine and strangers
come to visit the College.
Why? Gaston College is always
in a mess. The tables in the
student centers are always covered
with paper, scraps of food, ashes
and the tables have been written
on by the students. The floor is
covered with food, cigarettes,
paper, etc. In the class rooms the
desks and floors are covered with
papers, the Desks have carving on
the top, and under the desk tops
arc wads of Chewing gum.
Chewing gum is also all over the
floor. The halls are also in very
bad shape. In the Restrooms the
walls are written on with
everything from ink to lipstick.
I know some parent who sent
their sons & daughters to another
college because Gaston College is
always in a mess. Wliy don’t the
students of Gaston College care
more about the school. If more
students care about the college
And Other Things
DUE TO THE LACK OF
ANYTHING AMUSING ON THE
GASTON COLLEGE CAMPUS,
THE FOLLOWING WORDS OF
“GREAT AMERICAN WIT” ARE
PRESENTED TO YOU.
Admiration: Our polite
recognition of another man’s
resemblance to ourselves.
Armor: the kind of clothing
worn by a man whose tailor was a
Coward: one who is a perilous
emergency thinks with his legs.
Acquaintance: a degree of
friendship called slight when its
object is poor and obscure, and
intimate when he is rich and
Positive: being mistaken at the
top of one’s voice.
Revolution: an abrupt change
in the form of mis government.
Witty Sayings from our folks....
There is just this difference
between a fool and a hen, the fool
crackles before, and the hen not
until after the egg is laid.
You can lead a boy to college
but you caimot make him think.
A man is as good as he has to
be, and a woman as bad as she
A chap ought to save a few of
the long evenings he spends with
his girl till after they’re married.
It’s what a feller thinks he
knows that hurts him.
The love game is never called
off on account of darkness.
Wlien you take stuff from one
writer, it’s plagiarism; but when
you take it from many writers, it’s
To my embarrassment I was
born in bed with a lady.
The United States never lost a
war or won a conference.
I never expected to see the day
when girls would get sunburned in
the places they do now.
Liberty doesn’t work as good in
practice as it does in speeches.
Everybody is ignorant, only on
Elections are a good deal like
marriages, there’s no accounting
for anyone’s taste.
Wlien you sec what some girls
marry, you realize how they must
hate to work for a living.
The hardest task of a girl’s life
is to prove to a man that his
intentions are serious.
Never trust a husband too far,
nor a bachelor too near.
People that pay for things never
complain. It’s tlie guy you give
something to that you can't
We have killed more people
celebrating out Independence Day
than we lost fighting for it.
Our country has plenty of good
t'[ve-cent cigars, but the trouble is
they charge fifteen cents for
If we could just send the same
bunch of men to Washington for
tlie good of the nation and not for
political reasons, we could have
the most perfect government in
May Weekend Is Bashful Bash At GC
and themselves, Gaston College
would be a better College, , , ,
Public Thank You Note:
To students and faculty
members participating in Variety
I would like to thank those
students, staff members, and
faculty members who participated
in the Gaston College Variety
Show, 1969, Without your time
and efforts it would not have been
possible to present this to the
The Gas Light would also like
to extend their appreciation to
Mr, Bob Sampson for his time
spent in making the variety show
an important event of this school
year. Working against unending
odds, Mr, Sampson provided the
members of this community with
a most enjoyable evening and we
would like to thank him for
making this possible.
The Gas-Light Staff
The first three days of the
month, traditionally dubbed
“May Weekend” by the interested
parties, is now all but a memory
for those who elected to attend.
G.C. began to let her hair down
a little beginning Thursday with
the annual barbecue sponsored by
the Inter-Club Council. The food
was good and so was the
entertainment provided by folk
singers ERIC, ERICA, and
YOUNG. When you’re out on the
grass, munching barbecue, singing
and laughing to a fine show, you
should have an enjoyable
afternoon. It appeared that most
folks did just that.
Friday the tempo increased
with a concert under the stars at
Hunter Huss Stadium. It was a
twin bill shared by the soulful
Marlboros and the ever-popular
Shirelles. The sound of music
filled the air of South Gastonia
and due to a city ordinance
restricting the limits of said sound
the concert was called to an early
halt shortly after 10 o’clock.
Despite the unscheduled ending
everyone left feeling they had
seen a good show.
Tuxedos, dinner jackets and
formal gowns reigned supreme on
Saturday night for the final hours
of frolicking. Everyone was in
high spirits and wasted no time
getting onto the dance floor.
Music was by the Catalinas and as
always, they proved a real
A highlight of the evening was
the crowning of a new May
Queen. Miss Anita Sullivan was
The Gas-Light Staff lives by the
philosophy that one picture is
worth a thousand words. So here
is millions and millions of words
in our special pictoral edition of
the Gas-Light. We hope you enjoy
“reading” this issue as much as we
enjoyed putting it together for
The Gas-Lite Staff
voted the honor by her fellow
students and she was as beautiful
and gracious as any regal heir
could possibly be.
Among the milling students
were found several members of
the faculty and administration
who joined in to share the
festivities. Some of those on hand
were Mr. Milton Hagen, Mr. Bob
Howard, Senor Y Senora Walsh,
Mr. Oliver Davis, and Mr. Tom
The Gas Light takes pleasure in
congratulating Social Chairman,
David Burns and his fine staff on a
job well done. We also extend this
to the many people outside that
Committee who moved tables and
chairs, decorated, and did so
much towards making it a joyful
With campus riots going on
from Coast to Coast, its
comforting to know that G.C.
students can enjoy themselves
without freaking out, discrediting
their school, and hurting
themselves and their future.
"THIS FELLOWS IS (A) TWIGGY????''
"THIS IS THE WILD COLLEGE LIFE I HEARD SO MUCH ABOUT???? MMMMMMMM!
YES, I HAD AN OFFER FROM PLAYBOY..