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THE CHARLOTTE COLLEGIAN
By Jane Bennett
The Charlotte College building
contracts were awarded to the low
bidders November 14 at the sur
prisingly low cost of $854,820.
Bids were opened November 10
by A. G. Odell, the architect. The
building committee was happily
surprised by the low base bids
which totaled $819,472 — about
$200,000 under the construction
budget of $1,200,000.
All possible corners had been
cut in the plans before submitting
them to the bidders, in the hope
that the budget would cover the
neccessities that had to be in
cluded. A number of items had
been placed in the plans as alter
When the low bids left enough
money for the extras, they were
put back into the plan. “They are
not really extras,” said Miss Cone,
C. C., director. “We really could
n’t have much school without
them,” They included such items
as clocks, library shelves, a sound
system for a lecture hall, electric
al connections, furniture, blackout
shades for the visual aids room, and
paving for the parking lot.
On recommendation of Mr. Odell,
the board awarded the general
contract to F. N. Thompson, Inc.,
Target date for completion
of the two building’! in this
first phase program is next
August 26. That is a construc
tion schedule of 270 days for
The buildings to be built at this
time include a three-story science
and engineering building and a
two-story academic and liberal
arts building. They will occupy a
total of 66,000 square feet on the
248- acre site.
Designed by Mr. Odell, who
also designed the Coliseum, they
will be of modern design with
brick veneer on the outside and
with narrow stripe windows. Each
building will have its own heating
and cooling system.
The science-engineering building
will contain 41,800 square feet. The
ground floor will front on Highway
49. It will contain science labs,
lecture room, faculty offices and
will house any heavy mechanical
equipment needed for the build
The front entrance to this build
ing will be on the second floor
level. Over three-fourths of the
second floor space will be devoted
to a library with a seating capacity
of 200 students. It will house
The third floor will include
chemistry labs, drafting rooms, and
more faculty offices.
The academic buil3ing, contain
ing 18,200 square feet, will house
administrative offices, class rooms,
lecture rooms, and a student cent
er consisting of snack bar, student
lounge and book store.
The second floor wilF have class
rooms, faculty offices, a language
lab, and an area for student act
The two buildings will care
for a total of 800 students when
they are opened in the fall of
Funds for the construction of
these buildings were made possible
by a bond issue passed by Mecklen
burg voters in 1958 and by match
ing state funds.
A second bond election on No
vember 8 of this year gave a 3-to-
1 approval to the second phase of
the building program.
Plans for this project got under
way as soon as the “first phase”
contracts were signed.
Miss Cone, Mr. Reese And Mr. Smith At Awarding Of
Because bids on the first two
buildings were lower than had
been expected, trustees think
they may be able to add some
extra construction to the next
The building and grounds com
mittee, the architect, the con
sultant, and Miss Cone began im
mediately rebudgeting the second-
phase building plans.
Tentative plans for this project
call for an administrative building,
a student center, a fine arts build
ing, one wing of a library, and a
permanent boiler plant.
When these buildings are ‘•om-
pleted in September of 1962, Char
lotte College will have a capacity
of 1,200 students.
By Jim Cornell
On a bright, sun-washed slope
which is soon to become part of
y our CC campus, ten or twenty
students (Freshmen and Sopho
mores, that is) hustled chairs from
aisle 2 row 3, to aisle 3 r “Hey,
somebody moved row 4,” shouts
Howard Payne “Oh please, set
it by the chart”, (Miss Denny)—
“But you’ve got to conform to the
terrain", retorts Dr. Heck.
Pandemonium reigned supreme
as the zero hour approached.
“Where’s Mi s s Denny?”
“Where’s the parking area?”—?
“Uh, excuse me, Lieutenant-
Governor Bamhardt, sir, but we
must move this platform in
here”. “Has anyone seen the
power plant?” “It’s in the barn.”
“No, it is not.” “OH NO! ”
Political teeth flashed along with
Cloyd Goodrum’s flashbulbs as
rapidly as the name tags circulat
ed the identity of celebrites to the
Then—from the platform, “Mis?
Cone, please come down from that
bulldozer so that we can start
The dead mike serving as a
paper weight, the auspicious cere
mony commenced and from the
back row came an anguished sigh
from Bill Hicks, “I’m going to
make a break for it after the pro
gram. Think of all those chairs
to move again!”
R. C. Love & Son
and Pit Gravel
By Vivian White
“No, not ‘I make a motion*---
There is no doubt about it.
Effie Bishop attended the parl
iamentary procedure meetings. She
had her November NEA meeting
in Robert’s order.
“May we collect for the United
And they did—by the bucketfuls.
Day students had their final
opportunity to give in assembly,
but pretty girls passed the buckets
for collection in the evening class
With the final $96.01, we topped
“We can get a design to present
to the sophomore class.”
This year’s sophomores may be
wearing the first class pins. Jere
Thomas has a committee designing
a class pin and perhaps a ring.
There seems to be considerable
interest in a pin in particular.
Classes have not used either in the
past. CC is setting precedents in
other phases. Rings? Pins? It’s
up to the sophomores.
^There is a surprise for you in
the Owls’ Roost today”.
Mr. Wheelock was hinting of the
good news to students he met in
the halls the day the furniture
arrived. It really looks nice, does
n’t it? I’d say that Owls have
never had it so comfortable.
A Lawman’s Diary
Sighted thief at CC caught same.
It is the fourth day of my stakeout at the Charlotte College park
ing lot. I made my presence obvious on the first three days of the
assignment by patrolling in uniform. This evening I am in civiliaii
clothes It is 6:00 P.M.
My name is D. R. Stone. I am a member of the city uniformed
police force. I have been engaged by Charlotte College to patrol thj
college parking lot during my off-duty liours in an attempt to stop an
epidimic of auto theft and pilfering. Did I say attempt? I don’t
attempt. I do.
6:27. I am standing in the
shadow of the old athletic shower
building. I light a cigar . . price,
two bits . . . tastes good.
6:29. Students continue to move
in and out of the lot. I recognize
them. It’s my job.
6:30. 1 see a man come down
the south ramp from Kings Drive
and walk behind a line of parked
cars. Bingo This is it. 1 recognize
I put my cigar down carefully,
move unnoticed to the place where
the suspect dissappeared and arrive
just as he “pops” a “flicker-bar”
hubcap. My timing is good.
I jump for him, but he is quicker.
He runs and I follow. He is a
good broken-field runner, but I am
better. Hum, that cigar cut my
wind and speed a bit.
Down the old football field, up
the ramp and along Kings Drive.
I see a passing police cruiser and
whistle for help. I chase the man
between two houses and block him
We (patrolmen B. A. Frasier,
C. R. Simpson and I) decide that
they will cruise around the block
while I flush the eludee. (That’s
a good word. I must use it often.)
I move in, jump a fence and al
most land on top of him. The
chase is on again -— back across
the athletic field, up the ramp and
down Kings Drive. Gets monot
He gains on me and makes it
to his personl car. He gets the
motor started and the car moving,
but too late — the police crusier
roars up and locks him to the curb.
He won’t give up. He knocks
one car five feet in trying to get
away and still has his foot on the
accelerator as the three of us drag
him from the car.
He was fast and he was deter
mined --- but he didn’t have a
chance. Catching them is our
Patrolmen Frasier and Simpson
take him to the lockup.
I go back to my cigar . . . it’s
still lit ... . tastes real good.
We Started Slow,
But We Won
Wow I The construction company
which won the contract to erect
CC’s first phase buildings surpris
ed all of us with its speed of
After the contract was signed
on Monday, there was general
agreement that plans should be
started for ground-breaking cere
Imagine Miss Cone’s surprise
when she learned on Thursday that
bulldozers had arrived at the cam
pus and had already moved some
of the east side all the way over to
the west side!
Nothing stops CC for long,
Before the end of the day, fac
ulty, staff and students had worked
together to organize a program,
notify dignitaries, arrange for an
nouncement of the program
through local news media, and
last and of great importance, had
prepared hundreds of letters of in
vitation to friends of the college—
all in beautiful longhand. Trust
CC not to resort to the type
writer and mimeograph for such
By Vivian White
—reduced the admission prtces to
the basketball games from $1 for
adults and 50 cents for students to
50 cents for adults and 25 cents
children under 12.
—voted to share the admission
profits 50-50 with the student
organizations volunteering to sell
tickets to the games
—appropriated the money for this
issue of the The Collegian in ad
dition to the amount figured in
the tentative yearly budget.
—appointed a committee to look
into the point system.
—appropriated 50 cents per in
dividual yearbook picture to be
drawn from activity fees.
—approved Rodney Love as bus
iness manager of the The Colleg
—approved two new Si Si staff
members: Russell Gilbert, asst.
Editor and Jimmy Latane, Class
—placed The Parnassian under its
jurisdiction (editors and business
manager to be approved by the
—will meet agam on Monday, Dec.
12, Room 1-4. Student Council
meetings are open to all students
and the faculty.
The Charlotte College student
loan fund has been increased by
The CC Board of Trustees voted
at its October meeting to transfer
$2,000 from the college bookstore
account to the student fund. This
money represents a major portion
of the accumulated profits of the
bookstore since it was placed in
operation when the college was
The $2,000 was made immeclo
lately available to bolster funds
available to students for short
The CC student loan fund was
first endowed in 1958. During the
school year ending in June, 1959,
the fund received gifts totaling
$400 from the Owl’s Roost and CC
Need for the student loan fund
and evidence of the importance of
this service was demonstrated by
its activity during last year when
the total fund was used more than
two times in short-term loans.
Student loans are issued for
many reasons, but the need for
money to buy books and the need
for a few important dollars to help
one through the last days of- a
school term seem to occur most
Loans have heretofore been
limited to a total of $25 for 30
days. The only charge has been a
25-cent service fee.
Requests for loans are presented
to Miss English or to Mr. Yar
Sth. BIG WEEK!
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