North Carolina Newspapers

    May 20, 1952
McClure, Hodge
Neimer, Williams
Head Staff
Vol. 3, No. 5 Charlolte College, Charlotte, N. C.
Publication heads at Charlolte College, left to right, are John McClure, Editor of
the yearbook, SI SI; Wellene Hodge, Business Manager of the paper. The Charlotte
Collegian; Bud Neimer, Business Manager of SI SI; Gene Williams, Editor of The
Charlotte Collegian.
The board of directors of the
Dilworth Rotary Club after a
weekly luncheon recently passed a
resolution calling for the establish
ment of a four-year state-sup
ported college in Charlotte “around
and upon the excellent foundation
already established by Charlotte
Having passed the resolution, the
board then appointed W. A.
Kennedy as chairman of a com
mittee to approach all other civic
clubs in the city, together with
the Parent-Teacher Associations,
the City and County School Boards,
and the Chamber of Commerce, to
make the movement a city-wide one
in which all organizations would
The resolution called for raising
a minimum of $100,000 of which
$1,000 is already pledged, to im
plement the transition of Charlotte
College from a two-year institution
to one of four years, so that this
much progress can be reported to
the budget commission when it
meets probably in June.
It is suggested also that a
technical institute be organized as
a department of Charlotte College
and that the four-year institution
be named in honor of Cameron
The resolution was the outcome
of a presentation made by Mr.
Kennedy to the whole membership
immediately at the luncheon. With
charts and maps, Mr. Kennedy
showed that there is no state-
supported college within a radius
of 85 miles of Charlotte, though
this area is the most thickly
populated in the state and pays a
larger proportion of taxes into the
State Treasury than other sections
that do have state-supported
The strongest argument for a
four-year college here, he said, is
about half of the superior high
school graduates do not go to col
lege because they do not have the
money to live away from home.
Using Charlotte College as an
example, he showed that these
superior gi-aduates lacking money
would go to college if they could
attend an institution close to home.
With his charts he demonstrated
also that cities close to the present
state-supported colleges have a
larger proportion of students than
Charlotte does. This again, he said,
proves that lack of money is the
greatest obstacle to college educa
tion, and that a college close home
would solve this problem for many
able students.
After Mr. Kennedy’s presenta
tion, the resolution was adopted,
and the committee was appointed.
It will attempt to have all the or
ganizations mentioned above to
appoint similar committees, and
these would form a city-wide
organization, with perhaps a steer
ing committee to co-ordinate their
One of the most surprising
elections ever held at C.C. was the
one held recently for the editor
and business manager of the paper
and of the annual. For the first
time in many elections there was
no need of a run-off for any of the
four offices. It was quite different
from that of the previous election
for Student Council Officers in
which a primary election and two
run-offs were necessary.
For the editorship of the news
paper, Gene Williams, who was
running un-opposed, took the elec
tion with 38 of the G4 votes east
for that office. Robert Stenberg
proved himself a surprisingly
strong write-in candidate by re
ceiving 24 write-in votes. Henry
Beatty received 2 write-in votes for
the office.
As Business Manager of the
paper, Wellene Hodge triumphed
with 51 of the 64 votes cast for
that office. G. Wesley Cole re
ceived 9, James Cornell received
2 write-in votes while Robert Hurt
and Henry Beatty received one
write-in vote each.
John McClure won out in the
election for the Annual Editorship
by receiving 38 votes while Conrad
Holmes received 21. Herbert Peake
and Henry Beatty each rccslved
one write-in vote.
For Business Manager of the
annual Bud Neimer won with 41
votes. Jim Shenill received 21.
Surprisingly enough, there were
no write-in votes for this office.
The election over, the Nominat
ing and Election Committees put
away the ballot box, took out some
more petitions, and started out to
get candidates for the election of
52-53 Sophomore Class Officers.
“We hope,” said the Election Com
mittee, “that the next election will
be as successful as this one.”

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