The Charlotte Collegian
Voice of the Students ——
Volume XII Thursday, March 24, 1960 No. 1
C-C UNVEILS BUILDING PLAN
The director's office announced
in January that the followinig stu
dents had been named to the dean’s
list for the fall quarter:
Daniel C. Collins, C. Brian Hones,
Robert Boyd Barbee, Robert Fred
erick Beagle, John Samuel Bell,
Robert Thomas Bradburn, Richard
Daniel Buckey, Donald Ray Buff,,
Kenneth L. Carmack;
James Fraser Cornell, Jr.
Patricia Ann Daniel, William
Pike Davis, Thomas Guy Eason,
Jr., Archie Hal Edwards, Robert
Frederick Ferguson, Olin Sylvester
Giles, James William Grant, Jr.,
Jerry Clyde Gunter;
Laura Eugenia Harris, Linda
Leete Harris, Clinton Wilson
Hoover, Ronald Wade Lamkin,
Joyce Ann Lawing, Charles E.
Marcotte, Gail Deanna Merrell,
Jesse Rountree Moye, Dorce How
William D. Povey, Elizabeth Ann
Settlemyre, Paul Alexander Shinn,
Edward Joseph Silber, Larry
B e n f o r d Teffeteller, Howard
Wayne Therrell, Jere M. Thomas,
Jr., Frank W. C. Timson, Mary
In order to be listed on the dean’s
list, a student must take a full load
of three subjects, 14 quarter hours,
of work, and must maintain at
least a ‘‘B,” average.
How Our First Building Will Look
How To Move
By JERE THOMAS
A quiet unobtrusive street-
maintenance man did a few days
ago what legistative brains in
Raleigh and powers at Charlotte
College have failed to do.
For years the cry, “Let’s move
Charlotte College,” has echoed up
and down Cecil Street. Lack of
money, selection of a site, and
drawing of plans have prevented
But, unheralded, and without
ceremony, this man accomplished
the task in five minutes. Stopping
at the corner of Cecil and Eliza
beth, he removed a green metal
strip with white lettering from
his truck and with finality nailed
it firmly over the side of the
marker that read “Cecil St.”
Where was the college moved to.?
N. Kings Dr.—and hardly anyone
noticed the change.
Given To C-C
By JAMES L. PARNELL
Charlotte College has received a
gift of eight pieces of electrical
^engineering equipmeint from the
Duke Power Company and an
anonymous donor. The gift in
cludes two large transformers, one
motor-generator set, three small
transformers, one exciter, and one
The equipment will be used for
study and demonstration by the
Electrical Technology Group ol
Sophomore Electrical Engineering,
and by Dr. Lynch’s Junior Elect
rical Engineering class of the N.C.
State College program. The motor
is disassembled, reassembled, and
tested by students for practical
experience. The transformers, ot
the type commonly seen on tele
phone poles, are used by students
for study only. The exciter is
used when starting electrical equip
ment which requires a heavy
This valuable training equipment
was cleaned and refinished by the
Armature Winding Company of
this city before presentation to
the college and stored in their
warehouse prior to delievery.
Two big snow storms in March
the worst here in 33 years, serious
ly disrupted schedules at Charlotte
A storm on March 2, which de
posited snow to a depth if six inch
es, was followed by another a week
later which added two inches of
snow to the previous cover. Un
usually low temperatures for this
month prevented the snow from
melting and paralyzed transporta
Classes were suspended on the
2nd, following the first snow, and
again on the 9th following the
second storm, only two days after
the first attempt to resume classes.
Students and faculty returned
to the college on the 14th to pick
up the broken schedule of the
winter quarter. Spring quarter
registration was extended and
changes to previous changes to
schedules for final examinations
were quickly published.
The winter quarter, originally
scheduled to end on March 14, was
rescheduled to run through the
18th, and final examinations were
moved to Monday, Tuesday, and
Wednesday, the 21st, and 23rd.
The spring quarter will begin on
Thursday March 24.
The Charlotte Optimist Club has
given Charlotte College its first
four year scholarship.
At a 1 p. m. luncheon in Thack
er’s Restaurant, February 15', 1960,
Miss Bonnie Cone, Director of
Charlotte College, gladly accepted
the four year scholarship from Mr.
Mark Penny, chairman of the
Optimist Club’s Scholarship Com
The Club demonstrated its in
terest in young men when it gave
C. C. this scholarship for $840, to
be granted to a young man in his
freshman year, ranging over a four
year period. It is based upon
worthiness and scholastic ability.
Miss Cone and the Charlotte
College wish to thank Mr. Penny
for the help he gave in securing
this scholarship for us.
An informal open house and
dance was held in the Central Cafe
teria after the Charlotte-Louis-
burg College basketball game on
Monday IS Frebruary.
Music was provided by records.
Refreshments were served to stu
dents and guest.
New Campus Near Reality
BY JERRY RICH
Preliminary plans for Charlotte
College’s new campus call for 66,000
square feet of space in two build
ings ,one for science and engine
ering and one for liberal arts.
The board of trustees has not
accepted these plans but “real
progress is being made and we
hope to have complete prelimin
ary drawings soon,” according to
Miss Bonnie E. Cone, dirtctor of
Originally, the plan was to build
one central structure first and then
add buildings as money was obtain
ed. More recently, however, the
board, with $1,200,000 (half from
state sources and half from local
sources) on hand, decided to con
struct two buildings at the outset.
Charlotte College must be out of
its present quarters by September
1961, Miss Cone said.
Current plans give 41,000 square
feet to the science-engineering
building, which will front on High
way 49. This building will house
science labs, classrooms, some
faculty offices and a library with
room enough for 35,000 books.
The academic building with
25.000 square feet of space will
house the administrative offices,
the majority of faculty offices,
classrooms, a large lecture room, a
language lab, and areas for stu
A student lounge, a snack bar,
and a bookstore will be situated
here for the convenience of the
The buildings will be air-con
ditioned. Each will have its own
heating and cooling system.
After completion of the first
two buildings, preliminary plans
call for a student center with
20.000 square feet.
The architect is A. G. Odell and
associates, who designed the Char
lotte Coliseum. His creations tend
toward the modernistic.
Support For 4 Year College
The Charlotte Chamber of Com
merce has asked what is required
to make Charlotte College a four
year College and has indicated it
will support the movement.
Gives 100 Books
Dr. Pierre Macy, professor of
French at Charlotte College, has
contributed about 100 books to the
Charlotte College library. Official
presentation of these French and
Spanish textbooks and novels was
made on 2 February 1960 in the
The generous size of this gift wa!s
made possible by additional books
Dr. Macy collected during a trip
to France, his birthplace, during
the summer of 1959.
Students of Charlotte College
extend a cordial vote of thanks to
Dr. Macy for this excellent addi
tion to our library.
How C-C Was ‘Born’
By MILDRED LLOYD
“This is where we were born,” Charlotte College’s
director said with a twinkle in her eye as she discussed
plans for a new campus.
Miss Bonnie Cone pointed to marks on the floor where
her old desk and filing cabinet stood in 1947.
That was the beginning. She told how Charlotte Col
lege has grown into a junior college with an enrollment
And watching her, one got the impression that he was
listening to a proud mother describing the birth and
growing pains of one of her children.
Miss Bonnie Cone