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"Gettin" It
Homecoming Theme
Bulldogs YS.
Carson Newman
Gardner-Webb College—Home of the Bulldogs
To Appear in Concert
It All
Gardner-Webb will be “Gettin’ It Together” Thursday, October 21
as the weekend of Homecoming begins. The theme for Homecoming
and the rest of 1971-72 was chosen by the Alpha Nu Omego.
The “Box Tops” will appear in concert this Saturday, October 23,
cap off the Homecoming Festivities.
It 8:00 in Bost Gymnasium. They will
Student Govermnent Elections For
1971-72 Held Under New Constitution
Student Government Elections
for the academic year 1971-72
were held under Gardner-Webb’s
new Student Government Consti
tution. Interest was high among
the student body and with many
posters visible, the competition
was keen for many offices.
The Student Senate, a newly
formed student governing body, is
composed of twenty members se
lected from various divisions of
the student body. The Chairman
of the Senate is the SGA Vice
President, Karen Hardin.
According to the Constitution of
the Student Government Associa
tion, the Student Senate shall have
the authority to make all rules,
regulations, and laws which shall
be necessary and proper for the
government and for the best in
terest of the Student Government
Association of Gardner-Webb.
The authority of the Senate ex
tends to the appointment of the
Justices of the Judicial Body by
two-thirds majority vote of its
membership. Also the Student
Senate has the power to establish
special committees needed for the
performance of its duties.
All legislative power shall be
vested in the Student Senate of
the Student Government Associa
tion, according to the constitution.
The meetings of the Student Se
nate are open to members of the
Association and participation is
allowed upon the consent of the
Senate members.
Any student who has a question
or proposal concerning student
life should see one of the senators
representing him, and have the
senator bring the matter up before
a senate meeting. Any suggestion
for a change on campus should
be brought before the Student
The student senators elected to
serve at large are; Judy Smith,
Robert Thompson, Ed Warren,
and Tommy Way.
The freshman senators include:
Nancy Barlowe, Bob Decker, Larry
Gaddy, and Mary Suttle. Henry
Allen, Joe Bennett, Steve Carswell,
and Dene Eller are serving as sen
ators for the sophomore class. The
representatives for the junior class
are: Jody Anthony, Ricki Barker,
Gayle Davis, and Tom King. Elect
ed as senators for the senior class
are: John Byrd, Darrell Corley,
Phil Hopkins, and Carolyn San-
The day students elected six sen
ators and these include; Jim Aaron,
Each dorm also elected a sena
tor to represent the residents. Hapy
elected Clara Eggleston, Stroup
elected Candy Cline, and Stepha
nie Angele will serve from Nan-
ney. For the men’s dorms Tommy
Helms was elected from Decker,
Steve Riddle from Lutz-Yelton,
Terry Knight from Mauney, Wil
liam Moore from Myers, John
Chandler from the trailers, and
Hal Davis will represent the men
from Spangler dorm.
The student body also voted on
the specific class officers. For the
freshman class the president is
Lucy Hobeika, vice-president is
Ken Jarvis, and Marcia Wilkerson
is treasurer with Debbie Burns
serving as secretary.
The four class officers leading
the sophomore class are president
Jeff McNeill, vice president Jane
Sperling, treasurer LaNita Wright,
and secretary Terry Wilder.
The president of the junior class
is Richard Granger and his co
officers are Ken Reid as vice-
president, Gloria Washburn as
treasurer and Ella Harrisou as
Leading the senior class is Ray
mond Davis as president, John
Wright as vice-president, Larry
Lecroy as treasurer, and Vicky
Jenkins was elected the secretary.
The Judicial Body was appoint
ed by the student body president
Jeff Cranford, and this was con
firmed at the first meeting of the
senators. The members of the
Judicial Body are Becky Aber
nathy, Donna Ellington, Richard
Granger, Larry Guy, Joel Jenkins,
Robert Livingston, Burt Skinner,
and Mike Stewart.
Founder’s Day is commemorated
in Chapel Thursday morning. Here
also the Homecoming Queen and
her court will be announced so
that she can reign over all the
festivities of the next two days.
Thursday night the “Honey
Cones.” famous for “Want Ads”
and “Highway Robbery” will ap
pear in concert in Bost Gymnas-
Friday night calls for a pep
rally and bon-fire. The freshmen
class men are required to help
build the huge frame for the bon
fire. After this, there will be a
G-W Honors Johnny Cash
“Anything that a legislative body
may do, any speeches great leaders
may make are not worth two cents
unless you care.” This was the
response of Dr. Johnny Cash after
he received his honorary Doctor
of Humanities degree on Septem
ber 28.
One of the largest crowds to
ever assemble in the Piedmont at
tended the activities of “Johnny
Cash Day.” The Ernest Spangler
Stadium which normally seats 6500
held a crowd of over 12,000 for
the free concert and an estimated
The activities began with a con
cert in the stadium at 10:30 a.m.
Surrounding high schools and ele
mentary schools throughout Boil
ing Springs and Shelby were in
attendance. The concert was John
ny Cash’s attempt to do something
for the student body.
June Carter Cash and 18-month-
old John Carter Cash were on
campus for the festivities. Mrs.
Cash expressed her personal ap
preciation to Gardner-Webb for
the honor. She along with her
mother and sisters participated in
the morning concert.
Johnny Cash with his entire
company began the hour-long con
cert with his best-seller. “A Boy
Named Sue.” His troupe included:
the Carter Family, Tennessee
Three, and Statler Brothers.
Glen Shirley, a member of the
Johnny Cash touring company,
was present as an honored guest.
Shirley was paroled five months
ago from Folsom Prison where he
served for thirteen years. He met
Cash during one of the prison
performances. Shirley wrote the
song “Greystone Chapel” which
is on Cash’s album “Folsom
Entertainment celebrities who
were on the special guest listed
invited by Cash included Presi
dent Richard Nixon, Billy Graham,
Glen Campbell, and many others.
President Nixon acknowledged and
expressed his regrets at being un
able to attend. Also Dr. Poston
received communication from John
Wayne and Kirk Douglas express
ing their regrets, and a phone call
from actor Jerry Lewis to the
same effect.
Before receiving his doctorate.
Cash and his wife and s
honored at a luncheon in the
Charles I. Dover Campus Center.
Over 700 persons had been in
vited and some 650 were present
for the roast-beef meal. At the
luncheon, Cash received a round
of applause. He was presented
life-time membership in the Bull
dog Club.
Founder's Day
Chapel this Thursday, October
21, will be the annual Founder’s
Day Program. There will be some
short skits that deal with the his
tory of the college since 1961. The
English Department has written
the skits for chapel depicting the
“Decade of Advance,” launched
in 1961 by Dr. Poston.
President Poston presented rec
ommendations for a Decade of
Advance to the Board of Trustees
in 1961 and asked their approval
to proceed with plans which
would make, among other things,
Gardner-Webb a senior college by
the end of 1971. Almost every
thing projected in 1961 has al
ready become a reality.
This same program for chapel
will be given for the Founder’s
Day dinner to be held Friday
night, October 22, for invited
Departmental displays will be
exhibited in the CID lounge Fri
day night and Saturday morning.
This is an opportunity for each
department of the college por
tray the work of the department
this year and to create interest in
the academic life of the school.
coke party or coffee house held
in the Bulldog room of the CID.
The Homecoming parade begins
at 12:00 and goes through Boiling
Springs. The queen and her court
will appear in it, along with area
high school bands, the Gardner-
Webb cheerleaders, the Gardner-
Webb Pep band, various floats,
and several club sweetheart
queens. The parade will terminate
in the stadium to begin the festi
vities of the game. At halftime the
queen will Ije officially crowned
and her court will complete her
The game will see the Bulldogs
in combat with the Carson-New-
man Eagles. It will begin at 2:00.
At 8:00 another concert featur
ing the “Box Tops” will take place
in Bost Gym.
Election of the queen and at
tendants comes from petitions of
the student body. A petition for
the queen must bear 50 names
and she must be a senior, while
class attendants require petitions
with 35 names. Deadline for peti
tions is 12:00 noon Monday, Octo
ber 18.
Nominees for queen will be
presented to the students at re
quired chapel on Tuesday, Octo
ber 19. Voting is Wednesday and
winners will be announced at the
Thursday chapel. There will be an
attendant from each class, making
a total of five on the court.
Robert Thompson is the Senate-
appointed student head of the
Homecoming committee, with his
committee consisting of Alpha Nu
Omega members.
Also, Mrs. Maxine Green, a
resident of Boiling Sprigns, is
helping with the parade as it re
lates to the community.
The various clubs and dorms
are in competition for campus
decorations and/or floats.
Convocation Recessional
Barbara Wallwork, student marshall, followed by Dr. Johnny Cash and
June Carter Cash, Dr. Poston and Mr. MeOraw, Mr. Lloyd Bost, as they
recess from the convocation.

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