JAN. 3, 1957
8:30 A. M.
VOLUME 15 —NUMBER 4
DURHAM, N. C., TUESDAY, DEC. 18, 1956
PRICE: FIFTEEN CENTS
Victorious Hurdler Comes Back From Olympics
6ets['Key To Durham’ From Mayor EJ. Evans
North Carolina PnllAjl •. today (Sunday, December 16), the city of Durham and
ffreetinp! tn Dlvmnin rv, preparmg to roll out a plush welcome mat and extend hero’s
p-eetmgs to Olympic Champion Lee Quincy Calhoun upon his arrival Monday afternoon at
TJhe mammoth celebration, which will include awarding “the key
to the city,” is being spearheaded by the Durham Business and Profes
sional Chain in cooperation with the Durham Chamber of Commerce and
North Carolina College. Plans include tributes to both Calhoun and
Duke University’s Joe Shankle, who has been in town for more than a
Joseph Beebee, NCC alumnus and Chain representative, is in overall
charge of arrangements. Calhoun’s arrival here was delayed by death In
his family, causing him to have to'leave Gary, Indiana, where he was
honored by his home town last week, to attend his grandmother’s funeral
in Laurel, Mississippi. Shankle, who came home directly from Cali
fornia after returning from the Olympiad in Melbourne, Australia, was
slated to meet Calhoun at the air-port, and the two were to be honored
in a series of events and ceremonies planned by towns-people and college
Actually, the Calhoun celebrations were slated to be in two parts—
the college taking over with a number of activities of its own after thej
down-town parade and ceremonies are over and the hurdling king has
returned to the campus.
According to the plan of events released by the joint Chain and
Chamber of Commerce Committee, a motorcade of ten official cars, es
corted by highway patrolmen, was scheduled to meet Calhoun and
Shankle at the airport at 1:15 and shortly thereafter to return them to
down-town Durham via Alston Avenue and Main Street. Several hun
dred students, and a number of local citizens were expected to be on hand
at the airport to greet the returning collegian. The motorcade was slated
to begin following newspaper, radio, and television interviews and brief
greetings from the students of North Carolina College and college offi
World Hurdling King - Lee Quincy Calhoun
Ex-WA Prexies To Return For Co-Ed Week-End
The Women’s Assembly will, observe its
eighth anriual Co-Ed Week-end.on February
23-24. The theme for this year’s program is
“Civil Rights—The Price of Civil Rights.”
Mrs. Carolyn Smith Green, Mrs. Jean Mor
gan Roye, Mrs. Evelyn Holland Mathurn, Miss
Katheryn Caldwell, Miss Yvonne Scruggs and
Miss Kitty Sneed, all former presidents of the
Women’s Assembly, will return to NCC for the
The women’s assembly selected as tentative
guest speakers women who have graduated
from college within the last ten years. Among
the guests will be Mrs. Dale Phillips, Council
of Women of Milwaukee; Dr. G. Noble, As
sistant Dean of Students of New York City
College; Mrs. Patricia Robert Harrington of
Washington, D. C., and Miss Viola Nennkins,
president of the Washington, D. C. branch of
the National Assocaition of Cosmetologists.
Miss Nennkins will conduct a charm clinic
during the special week-end.
An outstanding guest and soloist for the co
ed week-end is Miss Lois Stevens, a senior at
the Howard University School of Music.
All NCC co-eds are invited to participate in
all the Co-ed week-end activities.
The Co-Ed Week-end program is designed
to bring women students at North Carolina
College In contact with successfvil career wo
men in business, education and other areas.
Nationally known model Dorthea Towles is
among the many accomplished women to ap
pear here during the Co-Ed Week-End activi
Co-Ed Week-End guests are selected by the
Women’s Steering Committee and presented
to the full Women’s Assembly for approval.
The actual planning for the week-ends activi
ties is done by the Women’s Assembly Plan
ning Committee under the direction of the
Women’s Steering Committee. However, the
entire Women’s Assembly is called upon to car
ry out some particular phase of the program.
Usually, Co-Ed Week-End activities consist
of morning and afternoon symposiums on Sat
urday, a charm clinic, and climax with the Co-
Ed Supper on Sunday night at the Men’s Gym-
The Saturday morning symposiums are gen
eral and open to all women students. During
the afternoon divisional symposiums are held
in areas of special interest.
On Sunday night a guest soloist will present
a recital. The program will conclude with the
presentation of awards to outstanding women
students. Dr. Elder and members of the facul
ty will also be guests at the affair.
parade was slated to begin at the corner of Main
Street and Alston Avenue, to proceed west on Main to Morris and north
on Morris to the City Hall, where Calhoun and Shankle were to receive
the “key to the city” from Mayor Evans. Several bands, those from
North Carolina College, Duke University, Hillside High School and Dur
ham High School, were slated to participate in the parade, together with
city and sponsoring officials. Boy Scouts, school boy safety patrol organi
zations and cheer leaders.
According to a release from the offices of deans R. K. Braksdale and
G. T. Kyle, the ringing of the campus bell Monday evening was to signal
the approach of Calhoun and to notify all teachers to dismiss classes so
that students might line the entrance road and circle. Calhoun was to
ride in triumph along the line of greeters to the B. N. Duke AuditoHum
where another brief ceremony of welcome was to be held. College offi
cials, led by President Alfonso Elder and Student Government President
Charles Holland were expected to extend greetings.
Following the chapel program, and later in the evening, Calhoun
was to be honored guest at a social in the Women’s Gymnasium. Tlw|
social will be another feature of the Student Government led by Charles
Holland and LeVonne Chambers.
Calhoun’s victory in the 110 meter high hurdles at Melbourne was
one of the most spectacular of the entire weeks’ sport carnival. He scored
an upset over Jack Davis, generally regarded as the world’s best in this
event, in an eye-lash finish which clocked both him and Davis at 13.5, a
new Olympic record, Shankle came in a split second behind the pair to
give the U. S. a sweep of the 110 meter hurdles event.
In preliminary planning sessions, the Durham Business and Profes
sional Chair was represented by John H. Wheeler and Joseph Beebee;
the Durham Chamber of Commerce by Carl Sapp; and North Carolina
Collge by Lindsey A. Merritt.
(TEXT OF CABLEGRAM SENT CALHOUN AFTER
HIS VICTORY IN MELBOURNE.)
Mr, Lee Quincy Calhoun
U. S. Olympic Track Team
North Carolina College proud contribution winning 110 meter high
hurdles for United States 1956 Olympic games. Well deserved victory
great personal tribute to you as United States citizen and to Coach Walk
er friends and associates at North Carolina College. We believe gentle
manly qualities you represented splendidly in preparations and in Mel
bourne finals will prove worthy goals toward which American athletes
may continue to aspire. Especially proud friendly relationship between
you and competitors Jack Davis and Joel Shankle. Your competitive
ness and desire to excel sportsmanlike way in finest U. S. traditions. Con
gratulations and best wishes to Davis and Shankle.
A. ELDER, President, North Carolina College
CHARLES V. HOLLAND, Student Government
President for Faculty and Students N. C.
College at Durham