Vol. 5, No.yrj
Charlotte College, Charlotte, N. C.
May 28, 1954
Vaya Con Dios
(Spanish: Go with Coii)
Well, it has bi‘eii done before
and I K'uesa we’ll do it again—
graduate (I hope). After f>'i'alua-
tion, I will no longer be a ])art
of the Charlotte ColleKe student
body, but a nieinbei' of the Alumni
P'’or their guidance, without
which we might have gone astray,
I, on behalf of the Student Council,
would especially like to thank Mrs.
Winningham and Miss Cone. Their
capable assistar,ce and inspii-ation
have been a helj) beyond expression
in w'ords of gratitude.
Anothei- group, which 1 think
is the BEST that ('. C. has ever
had, is the STUDENT BODY. Their
support of the Student Council has
been very satisfying to me, as well
as to the other members of our stu
I would like to express my thanks
to the members of the STUDENT
GOVERNMEN1’ who have stuck
with it all the way. They ai’e the
ones whom yoj can thank for the
good dances, smooth oi>erating
elections, good publications and so
on go the many activities of this
governing body. They have really
put forth effort not to help them
selves but to helj) you.
It is now u]) to you. Freshmen,
to make a bigger and better Char
lotte College. It is my belief that
The faculty of Charlotte College
has planned a bantjuet for the grad
uates. It will be held at the Chez
Alontet Restaurant .lune .5, 19.51.
Miss ( one will be Mistress of Cere
monies. Other members of the fac
ulty will be in charge of certain
parts of the program. Dr. Garinger
will have the invocation. Entertain
ment will be furnished by lien .\lex-
ander, Donnie Whitfield, Mervin
Koard and I’an White.
The graduates are really looking
forward to this. .Many thanks to the
Charlotte College for their interest
next year, you will have a larger
student body as a direct result of
the additional funds which C. C.
aciuired this year.
I hope you will remember the
“Corn Ball," the “Christmas
Dance,” the “Owl’s Roost,” the Bas
ketball team, the parties, and all
the other i)hases of the Student
(iovernnient’s operations as some
thing to be proud of.
Best of luck to all of you in the
future—in senior college, in the ca
reer of your choosing, oi' sei’ving
your country. I hope to see all of
you again, so until then, Vaya Con
P. S.: “See you ai'ound the Owl’s
Tax For Charlotte College Approved
The work has been done and the
mission has been accomplished. The
tax election has been approved and
at last the city is behind us. Words
more dramatic have never been
spoken in the history of ('harlotte
College. At long last the future of
our school is assured.
Each and eveiy student who has
done anything to help make this
election a success may be proud.
If you contacted one voter, passed
out one handbill, made one tele
phone call, or said one good word
about (’harlotte College, you have
helped. Years later as we watch
Charlotte College grow— as we
know she shall—we can look back
and say to ourselves, “I helped
make that possible.” To each and
every student we extend our hearty
thanks for your helj).
All students have been helpful
with their work in this election, and
many have been outstanding. We
have space here to mention only
a few w’ho have gone beyond the
call of duty. To ,Iim PMtzgerald,
Jerry Martin, ,Ioe Kiser and others,
we say “thanks, boys.”
Most of the credit for the pas
sage of this bill must go to Miss
Bonnie Cone. W'ithout her, every
thing would have been lost at sea.
How many bulletins and letters she
and Joyce Dunn have mailed, no
one will ever know. She indeed de
serves all the credit in the world.
Neither can we forget the work
done by the faculty as a whole.
They have worked tremendously
hard, all of them.
Most of all. we should extend our
thanks to the votei's of Chai'lotte
who saw the need for our school
and who did something about it.
We know in our heai'ts, we have all
the faith in the woild, that they
will not be disajipointed. Each atid
every student at Charlotte College
owes it to the city to help the
school grow. We shall succeed.
You students who will be back
next yeai- will finl a much bettei'
school, better and more coui'ses,
with vocatiotial courses being of
fered for those who want them. You
are the students whom the city will
be watching. The people have done
their part, and now it is your turn
to do your. We know you will.
Thanks again, students, faculty,
alumni, peojjle of Charlotte. You
have made it possible for Char
lotte College to survive and grow.
We promise that you will never be
I hold it ti'ue, whate’er befall;
I feel it when I sorrow most;
’Tis better to have loved and lost.
Than nevei' to have loved at all.
—Alfred, Lord Tennyson
Eleven ot the eighteen graduates are pictured below. Top row. 1. to r.. Ronald fatterson, Marjorie Lotshaw. Robert Noreen, Martha Stogner,
Glenn Keever. Second row. .lames I'earson, .lerry Martin, Zeke Johnston, III, Emma Hartsell. Venoy liryant, Joe Griffin. 1‘ictures were not available
for the following graduates; Adam Kissiah, William McClure, Tom Owen, Jr., Jimmie Allen, Wellene Hodge, Jerry Duncan Jr and Jimmv