COi EGiAJE Lin THE PUBLICATIOIT OF THE CHARLOTTE COLLEGE VOLUIIE I I’LIIBER I CHARLOTTE, K. C. SEPTEMBER 19, 1949 Dll GARINGEK'S MESSAGE Charlotte and the people in this area are v/atching with a great deal of interest the growth of Charlotte College. In the civic clubs and in other organizations, the members are almost unanimous in their praise of the local Board of Education for sponsoring this institution. You students who are enjoying the opportuni ty of helping initiate this new insti tution can congratulate yourselves for your unique position, V/ith the enthusiasm and support that we have from, the public, we should make this a great year. Let's p\it our shoulder to the wheel and make Charlotte College the outstanding Junior college of North Carolina I Dr. E. H. Garinger MISS CONE WELCOMES STUDENTS On this the opening of the first year of the Charlotte College under the direction of the City School Board of Charlotte, we v/elcome all students, old and nev:. For three years the Charlotte College Center has been administered by the Directorate of Extension of the Uni versity of North Carolina. This our first year us an independent college, v/e plan to go forward with the help of the faculty and student body. V.'e are indeed proud of the students, the faculty, and the achievements of our college up to this point and hopeful for even greater development for the future, V.'e hope that your school year will be successful and pleasant and that you will come to love your college and as sume your part in building its future, Bonnie E. Cone BD. OF ED. GREETS CHARLOTTE COLLEGE iVe are delighted to have all of the new first-year students at the Charlotte College for its first year of operation under the Board of Education of the City of Charlotte, Vfe welcome back for a se cond year those who were enrolled last year at the College Center. The Board of Education is keenly interested in the College and in all of its students. V*e have hopes of building an important insti tution here, one that will be an increas ingly outstanding credit to Mecklenburg County and this section, lie wish for each one of you a pleasant, profitable and successful year. For evcrj’one who can, v/c hope that two years at Charlotte College v/ill form the basis for comple tion of your college career at some other institution of higher Ifarning. If you cannot go on, we believe that tv/o years spent here can be of inestimable value in making you a better citiarn, helping you to enjoy more thingwi in th; years ahead of you and giving you a sounder fo\mdation for earning a livelihood. The Board of Education extends its best vfishes to you, .T. "Murrey Atkins STUDENT GOVT WELCOME On behalf of the Student Gov't., I take great pleasure in extending a most hearty v/el come to the nevi as well as the old students hero at Charlotte College. Your co-operation with the Student Gov't in all activities that it under takes during the school year v/ill be very gratefully appreciated. I sincerely wish everyone a most happy and successful year. Maurice YJ. Hooks, Pres. OPENING EXERCISES The opening exercises of Charlotte College v;ill be held on September 20, 1949 at 8 o'clock in the evening in the Central High School Auditoriion iiiss Bonnie E. Cone has announced. Presiding will be Dr, E. H. Garinger, The Reverend Herbert Spaugh will give the invocation, and Richard Bov/ard will render the vocal selection, "The Lord Is My Light," Greetings from the city of Charlotte v/ill be given by Mayor Victor Shaw, Ifr. Hurrey Atkins will introduce the speaker J'Ir. Clyde Erwin, who is State Superin tendent of Public Instruction, After I'.Ir. Envin's speech, the members of the Char lotte College faculty will be introduced. All students arc urged to attend HELPt Any student v/ishing to aid in the publi cation of the college nev/spapor may turn in his name on a slip of paper to the of fice; he v;ill be contacted later. THI_3_ IS YOUR PAPi^l Suggestions for improvement of. the paper v/ill be appreciated by the staff and may be put in the "suggestion box" beside the office door.