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The Nempaper Yoke of Charlotte College
Vol. 8, No. 7
CHARLOTTE COLLEGE, CHARLOTTE, N. C.
MARCH 27, 1957
Elections Committee in Action
ELECTIONS TO DECIDE
On April 15 the students will elect officers who will g’overn them next
year, spend over $.3,000 of the students’ money, and recommend punish
ment to offenders of the honor code. Voting will take place in front of
the library from 3:4,5 until 8:05 in the evening-.
The nominations committee must approve all candidates. Nominations
may be made by any student of Charlotte College.
All students eni'olled in Char-
lotte College are represented in
student council meetings by the
executive council. This council is
made up of: the president, vice-
president, secretary, and treasurer.
The president of the executive
council appoints all committee
chairmen. Committee chairmen,
freshman and sophomore class of
ficers, publication heads, and the
executive council constitute the
student council. The student coun
cil, aside from spending student
funds, determines the rule of be
havior at all student functions,
type of social activities, and tries
or recommends punishment in vio
lation of the honor code.
The determining factor of stu
dent government rests with the stu
dent body. Student government
must begin with the individual stu
dent and his responsibility to stu
dent government in order for it to
benefit the student body as a whole.
Government of any kind can be
successful only through the ability
of those who fill its particular offi-
cies and the full participation of all
others concerned. Each student is
a member of student government.
Officers of student government are
elected to serve the student body
which, by its vote, has shown a
definite faith in their ability to
The first meeting of a Creative
Writers Club was held March 3,
at the home of Bill Drinkard. The
purpose of the meeting was to out
line the structure of the club and
its activities. Prominent matters
discussed were: drawing up a con
stitution, nature of the magazine
which the club will put out, and the
election of club officers.
Membership in the club is by in
vitation and is based on interest
and the quality of a student’s
(See NEW CLUB, p. t. Col. 2)
Should Constitution Stand?
To Be Chosen
King And Qiieen
Proud papas, preening mamas,
but predominating the scene is
During the winter, much was said
about our grand Collegians who
were proud papas. And now, here
is the opportunity for those proud
papas to show off. The May issue of
the Charlotte Collegian desires the
privilege of being publicity man
ager of the up-and-coming Mr. and
Miss Charlotte College. How do v.’C
know who that will be? We don’t,
but we soon will. By your vote in
the baby contest, we will know.
Yes, during the next months,
nominations and ballots will be
taken to select the babies to be
chosen INFANT KING AND
QUEEN. The infant king and queen
contest should be the biggest and
best vote of the year, for who
isn’t excited w'hen a cute baby is in
The rules are simple:
Who may enter? Any child be
tween the ages of one minute and
three years old, who has at least
one parent registered at Charlotte
Who may nominate the infant for
the infant king and queen? Any
bonafide student of the college,
whether a parent or not.
Hew do you go about nominating
a baby for the Infant King and
Queen? On the appointed day (to
be announced), the name of the
child to be nominated and the name
of the student parent must be sub
mitted to the Charlotte Collegian.
Prizes for the infant king and
queen will be announced in coming
issues of the Collegian ... so, get
busy and get that baby’s name all
ready for the nomination and bal
Happy baby hunting! Maybe
you’ll pick a winner.
The time is 1:00 any Saturday
afternoon. The place is WBTV
Channel 3. The event is Top Ten
Dance Party. The young lady who
beams over the T. V. screen, danc
ing, chatting and awarding all sorts
of lush prizes is none other than
our own Gwen Daly!! A second
year student, Gwen returns to C.C.
after spending a quarter getting
her show all lined up. She says she
“is the luckiest girl in the world,”
and we are inclined to agree with
her. Dick Thomas does the double
with her as they devise every type
game and trick imaginable to amuse
and entertain their T. V. audience
for a fun-packed hour.
In the past, Gwen has stood out
in Owl Land in many helpful and
exciting ways. From assistant Col
legian editor to cheerleader, Miss
Daly has exhibited her talent. Cer
tain of the male population is, shall
we say, happy that she is back . . .
as are we all. Here’s the best of
everything to you, Gwen, and to the
Til/) Ten Dance Pariy!
Elections To Determine
It appears that one of the perennial spring headaches at Charlotte
College is the drafting and adopting of constitution amendments. Amend
ments are necessary in order to clarify certain clauses of the original
document; to amend certain clauses of the original document;
in order to add new clauses dealing with additional matters; and to
amend specific clauses of the amendments.
Sigm.i Tau Sigma
The Charlotte College chapter of
Sigma Tau Sigma—national col
legiate social science fraternity—
will soon be organized.
The faculty will choose at least
ten eligible persons for charter
members Tuesday, March 26, 1957.
Shortly thereafter an organization
al meeting will be held to adopt a
constitution, elect officers, and se
lect a faculty advisor.
The 1950-57 Student Council has
had not only a busy, but also a very
fruitful year. Presentation and co
ordination of college activities is
just one of the jobs of the Council.
Each meeting has presented new
problems which require careful con
sideration and judgment on the
part of the Council. A good example
of projects and problems which
faced the Student Council were
those of the last meeting: recog
nition of the basketball team,
school improvements, financial sta
tus and Winter Quarter Budget,
assembly programs, social events,
and approval of two college clubs.
The Student Council is now un
dertaking action to amend the con
stitution. The ideas of individual
students on changes are important
and will be given special consider
ation. The Council invites and
urges any and all C. C. students to
submit their ideas for changes.
These may be given to any member
of the Council.
Elections for the 1957-58 Student
Council are coming up soon. It is
urged that you give careful thought
to your fellow students as nominees
for the various offices to be filled.
It is hoped that you, the students,
will participate to the utmost, and
the 1957-58 Student Council will be
as successful as the present one.
At this time a committee ap
pointed by the Student Council is
considering proposed amendments
for presentation to the student
body. The report of this committee,
whatever it may be, will be of
vital importance to the welfare of
Charlotte College. One of the out
standing questions staring the com
mittee in the face is; Will the pro
posed amendments, if adopted, be
amended next spring?
That question is not absurd. Why
not? Because much of the proposed
change in the constitution is con
cerned with the amendments, some
of which were adopted last spring.
You will note that there are seven
amendments to Article IV. And
new ones are proposed. In reality,
Article IV is being amended out
of its original text. Since this
transformation is actually going
on, the committee would be mak
ing a wise step if it proposed that
the students repeal Article IV and
have a new one substituted. The
seriousness of these proposed
amendments is to be seen in the
failure of some past amendments
to last more than one year before
they were changed.
Amendments are not always pre
cise in statement. Read Amendment
2. What do you think the last sen
tence means? Does it prohibit the
elections chairman from making
any nominations or just prohibit
him from making nominations in
the Nomination Committee meet
ing? A new amendment would be
(See ELECTIONS, p. 3, Col. 3)
ANNUAL GOES TO PRESS
The 1957 SI-SI has gone to press!
Nancy Fisher, editor of the SI-SI,
has indicated that this year’s publi
cation will hold to the tradition set
by its predecessors. Charlotte Col
lege’s annual always holds a dis
tinction worthy of the efforts of
the staff. The complications and
technicalities involved call for great
appreciation of the fine work which
this year’s annual staff has done.
The increase in students and the
new courses and activities have
given a good foundation for variety
There is no doubt that students
and faculty can be proud of the
annual and especially the impres
sion which it makes on others. One
of the best advertisements a college
has is its publications. Not bulky,
yet compact, the SI-SI exhibits to
all the spirit and character of a
growing college. It captures with
vividness an account of a year of
college life. The history of the past
provides the vision of the future of
Charlotte College. Herein lies the
deep purpose of an annual. Soon
this year’s annual will take its
place in the history and develop
ment of Charlotte College.