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CHRIS COLLINS, Editor
LARRY TUCKER CHARLES HARE
Managing Editor Production Manager
GENE HORNE JOHN BOLING
Associate Editor Business Manager
MARSHALL GREENE JEANNIE GLASGOW
Sports Editor Advertising Manager
JUDY GABLE GAY PORTER
Society Editor Circ elation Manager
EVELYN BAKER, Faculty Advisor • De WITT SCOTT. Professional Advisor
CC Council Should Fulfill
Its Ohligations In Elections
Without b'aming any one person, we feel that certain
functions which lie within the jurisdiction of the student
council have not been conducted in a suitable manner in
accordance with the obligation the student council has to
the student body.
The freshman class elections were announced to
have begun with a week of campaigning on October 30.
We naturally expected signs, handshaking, and speeches.
We saw one sign, shook no hands, and heard no speeches.
The nominations were posted between 1:30 p.m. and
2:00 p.m. on the afternoon of Monday, November 6. The
election was scheduled for Tuesday. November 7. Nomi
nees had all of Monday night to campaign.
From the information we have received so far, a
combination of things happened to cause the confusion.
But that does not change the effect. Who knew who
was running, what kind of person he was, or what the
issues and his views were?
An issue might have been “the disorganization of
certain influential groups.” A view, could have been “the
need for a change.”
Just what does the publicity committee do? We have
seen that they did not publicize a recent basketball game.
Now, what does it do?
We believe that anything worth doing is worth doing
with unity and peak efficiency. So with this belief in mind
we say let each man find his job and perform that job
to the best of his ability. If his ability be lacking, let
him pass that job to a more capable man.
A student officer should not be elected nor ap
pointed to a job to prove his popularity. A job in the
student government means a duty to the student body.
We think it only right that a job at Charlotte College
be done in accordance with the high standards set here.
We settle for nothing less than right.
After Eleven Years,
Jce Misses College
Sigma Lambda Chi Pledge Works For United Appeal
By JUDY GABLE
Sigma Lambda Chi Fraternity has made the campus
for the past two weeks look “like beat, man."’ These
“beatniks” wearing sun glasses, white hats, sweatshirts,
jeans, carrying paddles, and some even sporting beards
were the freshmen pledges being initiated into the broth
Where is Joe?
All students enrolled at Char
lotte College before September
remember the kind and smil-
ine face of Joe Williams,
school custodian for 11 years.
He was re’-er too busy to say
hello when he passed you by.
When Charlotte Col’e?e left
its old quarters on Kings Dr.,
it also left Joe behind with the
Industrial Center. “Well, I
know this old sfhool fairly
well. Maybe I don’t know it
as well as I should, but I’d
just have too far to drive to
the new camnus.” s'^’d Joe.
“CC has Mr. Hutchinson as
maintenance man. He’s young
er and nearer to the job. I
th'nk they got a better trade
than they would have gotten
When asked what, was his
official title at Charlotte Col
lege, Joe ans'”ered, “I'm vse
to bP'"? called i”st about
everything — custodian, main-
te^apce man. meanest man. I
never consi'^ered I was en
titled to a title lust as long as
the people were nice and
“People from Charlotte Col
lege were always ha^nv. That
made me hapoy. I like to see
peo^'le cons”'nus o f school
work and getting folks ready
for life That’s CC students and
Joe thinks it is wonderful
that CC has new bu'Hings
and a new location. “It’s a
b'g move for CC. It may be
unliandy for some local stu
dents to get back and forth,
but if they are educational
minded enough, they’ll find a
“It left a hollow space be
hind in the old Central High
building when CC left though.
This can’t be filled. The neo-
p!e who left with Charlotte
College and all the friendly
faces. I’ll miss. I’ll do my sec
ond best thoueh and meet new
people and hope I meet some
of the old ones on the streets
“I f'"d Dean Davis and the
Industrial school faculty a won
derful bunch to work with.”
It will just seem strarge not
hav'ng two families in one
building the way it has been.
F'rst it was Central Hi?h and
CC, then CC and the Industrial
“I think it is wonderful that
Charlotte has a college like
CC, where people can go to
school without leaving their
families and the'r work.
“It always makes me feel
good to see students steo up
the ladder into a better life.”
CC Math Director
Adds To Family
Cloyd S. Goodrum, director of
the mathematics department at
Charlotte College, has an addi
tion to the family. William Ash
by Goodrum, was born at 4 a.m.
Sunday, Nov. 12. His weight: 8
pounds,’8 ounces. Mother and
baby are doing fine.
By BETTY BERKYHILL
George Thomas is a studen*
it Charlotte College from New
Oelhi, the capital of India
jleorge is extremely personable
ind mature for his eighteen
George finished high schoo’
:n 1960, and then studied archi
tecture in an Indian College for
four m 0 n t hs
purpose in com
ng to the Unit
ed States was
He doesn’t fee
hat the col
leges here art
than those in
india, just more
spe c i a 1 i z e a.
Thomas George says,
"ealize that everyone in India,
;ich or poor, is compelled to
ttend twelve years of school
'ust as you, and about seventy
per cent of the students that
graduate from high school in the
najor cities attend colleges.”
Tiese colleges do not have the
liberal arts courses that U. S.
joileges have. They are primar
ily occupational colleges.
The national language in
India is Hindi, though there
are fourteen major languages
that are as different as Eng
lish is from German. George
speaks three languages: Hindi,
English, and Malayalam.
George feels that India has her
problems as all countries do. In
India, the government, just
thirty or forty years ago, out
lawed the old caste system and
there is now severe punishment
for those who try to use it.
George works in the Library
here at C.C. He hopes to get his
Master’s Degree in Mechanical
Engineering, work a few years,
and learn as much as possible
about America’s attitudes, cus
toms, and politics before r e-
turning to India. George likes
America very much, but he def
initely plans to return to his
The older brothers included
even more conspicuous orders
in the “hell week” activities
such as sending pledges t o
class with raw eggs in their
pockets. The finale to the in
itiation was leaving each
pledge abandoned in some
region remote from home —
making sure that he had no
But the initiation has not
been all play. Some of the
pledges were seen in the stu
dent lounge shiri’ng shoes of
brothers whom they, o f
course, called “sir.”
The pledges also had to do
some worthwhile work b y
helping the United Appeal.
Each of the thirty pledges had
to collect old newspapers, sell
them,' and turn the money in
for the United Appeal.
Sigma Lambda Chi also spon
sors an annual scholarship for
an entering freshman. Various
yearly projects are held t o
raise money for the scholar
The pledge party was the
first social for the fraternity
this year. A dance and other
informal parties are planned.
★ ★ ★
If you have seen the follow
ing people walking around the
CC halls lagely — a pre-occu-
pied-locking boy with a gavel
in his hand; a tall, dark
headed boy carrying a movie
projector; a little girl lugging
a huge punch bowl; a b'.ond
begging for money—don’t b e
alarmed. They were only the
French Club officers preparing
tor the meeting on Saturday
night, November 4.
Their names are Bill S*arr,
president; Monsieur Hand-
scheh, vice-president; Char
lotte Gibson. s"cretary; and
Madame Petronella Coulter,
A Christmas meeting was
scheduled to be held in S and
W Cafeteria. A dinner will be
served. New members are wel
BY GENE HORNE
Torch Carriers ^De-Lightef
Who would have believed that some sup
posedly intelligent students — both boys and
girls—of our beloved and dignified Charlotte
College were seen running down Wilkinson
Boulevard at 2 a.m.?
We saw ’em—about thirty in number, some
following in cars. The leader of the gang was
carrying a big flaming torch . . . with which
they seemed to be constantly having trouble.
We found that it was all for a good cause
though. They were carrying a “torch of learn
ing” from Gastonia to the square of Charlotte
in cooperation with a state-wide marathon sup
porting a bond issue important to our future.
Why, then, were they having trouble with
It seems that the Appalachian team passed
them the torch with only one extra wick. Less
than a mile out of Gastonia the flame was
dying and they were out of wicks.
Every handkerchief in the crowd was
stuffed into the torch as a substitute. When
these ran out, they began using pieces of terry-
cloth seat cover ripped from the seat of an
old car owned by three bewildered boys who
were following them.
But there is an end to terry-cloth seat
co’'ers ripped from old cars, especially when
three bewildered boys take their seat covers
and go home.
Realizing the importance of the situation,
two of our pretty coeds asked one of the police
escorts to go after some more wicks.
“We certainly would appreciate it,” said
“Yes, we would,” added Connie Marley,
smiling warmly ... and the tail lights of the
police car quickly disappeared into the night.
Minutes later he was back.
"Where can I find any wicks at this time
“Try,” cried Carol. “You can do it,” added
Connie . . . and he was off again.
Meanwhile they burned three pairs of socks,
eight paper tissues, and some railroad flares
Oren (Scuba) Osborn just happened to have
with him:, and some “things.”
Just before they reached the square, the
policeman was back with an heroic story of
waking an irate shopkeeper at 2:30 in the
morning and buying his last two wicks.
And just in time. One was immediately put
into the torch—and it was burning beautifully
at the square when they passed the torch to
the runners from Winston-Salem Teachers Col
lege . . . and one extra wick . . .
★ * ★
We were honored in a recent freshman
class election. Thanks, mercy, mucho graceo,
etc. We’ll do our goodest.
Bobby Crump, the elections committee
chairman, told us that he hoped no one would
be offended if his nomination of school colors
and mascot were not even considered.
He showed us some examples: colors, helio
trope and burnt orange; mascot, ardvark;
colors, black and brown; mascot, the C. C.
Clods; colors sky blue orange and history book
yellow; mascot, gnu.
We assured him they wouldn’t.
The winners: Carolina blue and white;