Back in the 1960's and early 1970's, "Charles Van" created quite a community controversy as he wrote a number of very controversial and critical columns relating to the inefficiencies of the Hamilton Township school system. A number of letters to the editor suggested that "Charles Van" was a pen name, and the actual author should identify himself. As my research continues, I may find more information on the writer. In the meantime, he wrote this article on the retirement of Jim Coursen; "Jim Crow" as we called him back during my Hamilton High School years. .