Vol. 8, No. 3
CHARLOTTE COLLEGE, CHARLOTTE, N. C.
NOVEMBER 29, 1956
SIGMA LAMBDA CHI RHO GAMMA ALPHA
Lambda Chi Fraternity
Nine Men Accepted
The nine young men who were
recently admitted into the Sigma
Lambda Chi fraternity increased
the membership to twenty-one. The
men who were admitted this month
became brothers to the original
twelve members who reactivated
the fraternity at the beginning of
the quarter. Pledge Week created
a little interest in Owl Land as the
pledges performed their various
The Sigma Lambda Chi is a so
cial fraternity for male students
of Charlotte College and its alumni.
Its purposes are to improve and fa
cilitate athletics, social activities,
and relationship among the stu
dents of Charlotte College. New
members are nominated each quar
ter by the current members of the
fraternity. New members are nomi
nated on the basis of personality,
leadership, and character. Only
after a unanimous vote of the cur
rent members, are new members
admitted into the Sigma Lambda
The Sigma Lambda Chi frater
nity has several projects under
consideration: One of the more im
portant is the gift of a scholarship
fund to the college. The members
of the fraternity hope to set up an
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WORMS CRAWL AS RATS REST
Freshman Class Officers
Two Student Council
Charlotte College students to the
number of 142 selected on Novem
ber 6 three freshman class officers
and two members of the Student
Government. Five officers were
elected from 19 candidates.
Bill Wagner won over Rip Bass,
Don Metier, LaFontine Odom and
Bradford Mills in the race for Busi
ness Manager of the Charlotte Col
Gay Hinson and Blake LaMar led'
in the race for Secretary of the
Student Government. Wilson Snell,
Lamar Bell, and George Jenkins
were the other candidates. Gay Hin
son won the run-off held November
Bill McMillan is the President of
the Freshman Class. Charles Fur
man and Robert Bunn were the
Johnny Craig defeated J. L.
Hurtt, Henry Byrd, and Jon Bass
in the race for Vice-President of
the Freshman Class.
The Secretary-Treasurer of the
Freshman Class is Loretta Young.
Her opponent was Jim Collins.
The Sophomore Class had the
highest percentage of voters, 52
out of 89. The Freshmen had 90
voters out of an enrollment of 244.
Many thanks to the students who
helped with the elections.
The next elections will be held
in the spring.
The Charlotte College Thanks
giving assembly was held on No
vember 20, just after the “break.”
The program showed excellent plan
ning and production. The highlight
of the evening was the debut of
the Charlotte College Choir under
the direction of Mr. Harvey Wood
The program started sharply at
6:15 with group singing by the
students. After the students had
sung “Oh, Beautiful For Spacious
Skies,” and “Come, Ye Thankful
People,” a narration of Thanks
giving was given by Gwen Daly.
The Charlotte College Choir, ac
companied by Mrs. Robert Hood at
the piano, gave a musical rendition
of the narration. The Choir, a vis
ual symphony in black and white,
was the outstanding moment of the
Programs were given out at the
door by members of the Sigma
Lambda Chi fraternity. The audi
torium was decorated with sym
bolic corn stalks and pumpkins.
Several members of the audience
commented favorably about the
solos that were given by Bill Reid
and Merwin Foard. The students
were pleased to see several visitors
one of whom was Mrs. J. G. Wheel-
ock, the wife of our Economics and
' Business Law teacher. The program
was recorded by R. C. Watts so
that it could be played over WSOC
at a later date. Pictures were taken
for the Annual by Bill Drinkard.
At the end of the program an of
fering was taken up by the girls
of the Rho Gamma Alpha sorority.
A total of fifty dollars and twenty
cents was collected. The offering
will be used to buy food for two
needy families in our community.
“Wells The Wizard”
Upside down or right side up
John “Wells the Wizard” Clifford
keeps his audience off balance with
his sparkling wit and sleight of
hand. At one of C.C.’s recent and
very good assemblies John Wells
Clifford, a Central student, kept us
entertained with magic, wit, and
some plain hard work dexterity.
The show started with everyone
trying to get into the act: Bill Reid
turning beer bottles upside down;
Taylor Hill donating a hat; Bill
Wagner saying magic words; Ernie
Prevatte assisting and several
others who asked not to have their
names mentioned. As the show pro
gressed with students coming and
going, whole decks of cards leaped
into the air and ropes of technicolor
handkerchiefs became technicolor in
reverse with magically tied knots.
For the last scene, Clifford had
two of the students of Owl Land
place him in a well constructed
strait jacket so that he could dem
onstrate the strait jacket escape
made famous by Houdini. It took
him a few minutes—the jacket was
on tighter than usual—but he made
it and thereby demonstrated to all
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As the sun fought to make its
sleepy face seen between scattered
gray clouds on the morning of Sat
urday, November 3, 1956, a strange,
weird-looking crew began converg
ing upon the Central Drive-In Res
taurant. The hour . . . 7:00 A. M.
The purpose of the strangely ar
rayed gathering . . . one of Dr.
Heckenbleikner’s famous field trips.
This time the trip was for the
purpose of observing plants of the
coastal region of North and South
Carolina for Botany I.
Places visited were: the area
around Shallotte, Murrell’s Inlet,
Myrtle Beach, and Brookgreen Gar
Among the plants observed and
studied was the Venus Fly Trap,
which is an insect catching plant
that is only found in the swampy
regions of eastern North Carolina.
Some of the pine trees observed
were the Loblolly, the Long Leaf,
and Pond Pine. Oaks that were
found in abundance were Live Oak,
Laurel Oak, and Swamp Oak. Sev
eral different types of Bay were
also located. Many other flowers
and smaller plants were observed
during the trip.
Some 48 hours, 500 miles, and 16
tired people later, the botanical
expedition returned to Charlotte, a
lot better informed about some of
the many plants that surround us
and play such an important role
in our lives.
Rho Gamma Alpha
Many of you have been wonder
ing what’s with some of the fem
inine students! A group of Char
lotte College girls combined the
Christmas and Easter holidays by
wearing jingle bells and straw hats
for a solid week. They brought this
to a close on the following Tuesday
evening by modeling the latest
Amazon fashions. What you ac
tually witnessed was the trans
posing of the common pack rat intO'
full-fledged members of the Rho
Gamma Alpha sorority.
“Rat Court” was held on Tues
day night. The members had a dif
ficult time trying to keep Rats
Spurrier, Farris, and Daly from
eating the fish and Rats Johnson,
Jarrell, and McRorie from eating
the snails out of the fish bowl.
They were fed eye-balls and snake-
skins, which seemed to curb their
The Rho Gamma Alpha is proud
of its new members and wishes
to extend congratulations to the
following: Jan Bryant, Jane Ann
Carmichael, Gwen Daly, Jane Far
ris, Annabelle Jarrell, Betty Jane
Johnson, Betti King, Ann McRorie,
Elizabeth Moore, Judy Spurrier,
and Loretta Young.
Peggy Barrett, Nancy Fisher,
Gay Hinson, Dorothy McAllister,
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Yea Central! No, I’m not writing
for the wrong paper. I’m just cheer
ing Central High for producing an
other fine faculty member for
Charlotte College. That’s right,
.Mr. Jerome O. Darholt, M.E. 101,
is a Central graduate as well as
a member of the class of ’48 of
A Charlotte native, Mr. Darholt
is employed by Terrell Machine
Company and is experiencing his
first adventure in the field of
teaching as he joins us this year.
The father of a girl and a boy,
his hobbies include bowling for the
company bowling team, reading,
and yes, you guessed it, golf.
Mr. Darholt is with us only on
Monday nights; his classroom is
in room 100. He is 5’7” tall and has
brown hair and eyes. If you see
anyone meeting this description,
stop him and welcome him to our
* * ♦
I asked him what his hobby was
and he replied, “Teaching here at
Charlotte College.” Other than that
he enjoys fishing, of the salt water
variety, and his two children.
Oh, I’m sorry, I forgot to intro
duce you to him. Collegians, allow
me to present .Mr. Walter H. Mc
Kinnon. Mr. McKinnon is the E.E.
instructor here. A graduate of
Wadesboro High School and State
College, he is an engineer for Duke
Mr. McKinnon is another of our
faculty members who is with us
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To CC Students:
C. C. students are the greatest!
How do we know? We’ve thought
so for some time and the Thanks
giving Assembly verified this. The
Rho Gamma Alpha did not expect
to collect as much for its gifts to
needy families as last year since
there were not as many students in
the assembly. Golly, were we sur
prised! $50.20! This exceeded last
year’s collection by far. The R.G.A.
wishes to take this opportunity to
thank you, the students, for your
generous response. We’re mighty
proud to know ya’.
. . . Members of the R.G.A.
She walked into the Church
wearing a dark brown suit and an
orange scarf to offset her shining
blonde hair. Her friendly smile
made everyone smile back when
they walked over to say, “Welcome
back, Martha.” Yes, it was Martha
Voyles who was elected the “friend
liest” girl at C.C. last year. Martha
was our only woman graduate last
year and she is now attending Wake
Forest where she is majoring in
sociology. She said to tell all her
friends “Hello.” When asked for
a comparison of studies at Wake
Forest and C. C., she said that she
found Wake Forest a little harder
but that she found much more
time for study there.