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Page 4—Smoke Signals, Wednesday, Nov. 6,1968
Is force necessary?
The students of Chowan had a little action on
Halloween night. It seems that the boys had been
planning a panty raid for sometime, and finally
pulled it. As this writer viewed it, she was very
pleased with the manner, with one slight variation,
with the actions of the boys.
As having seen many a panty raid at this cam
pus, she was happy to see that the boys were in
full support of each other and did not hesitate
when the moment came to advance. However, the
raid could have been staged a little differently, so
as to save a little comotion at the beginning.
This viewer, incidently who had a front row seat
to the episode, was very upset about some of the
incidents that took place during this period.
As is the general opinion of most of the student
body, a panty raid is campus “business.” It is
realized that some kind of order must be kept to
insure the safety of all involved, but the use of
force is not one of the measures that should be
I am referring to the use of the local police and
their night sticks, and if called for, the use of
dogs. The raid was staged on the campus, and it
shpujd be up to the faculty and administration to
maintain the “peace and order.”
The male members of the student body are only
using up their surpressed energy, but with the in
tervention of an outside force, the atmosphere of
the crowd is changed. It then becomes one of re
venge and hostility. It is not entirely the fault of
It is a plain fact that the police in this country
do not represent exactly what it should. It is feared
rather than respected like it should be. Do not take
me wrong, I am not blaming anyone, merely stating
a fact. I do feel that if the law enforcement officers
were not called in, there would be no hostility shown,
and a lot less incidents that would be later regreted.
If it does become necessary to call on these forces,
they should be cautioned against using any ma
terial force, their presence, I feel, would be suffi
Again, let me say, that this writer is not at
tacking any one group, merely stating what she
feels from what she viewed. —NAM
Second battle of Britian
costing over $15 million
A SITUATION WE CAN DO WITHOUT!
I CAN PO IT
By BOB THOMAS
AP Movie-Television Writer
LONDON (AP) — The second
Battle of Britain is lasting nine
months at a cost of $15 million.
The first one took three months,
with no estimate of the expense.
The logician for “The Battle
of Britain,” a film re-creation of
the monumental air battle of
1940 that saved England from
Nazi invasion, is Harry Saltz-
man. He is a curious figure to
be conducting a full-scale war,
being a chunky, show-wise Ca
nadian most noted for master
minding the film fortunes of
spies, James Bond and Harry
Saltzman has plunged into the
project with scant regard for
the hazards involved. In so
doing, he showed more faith
than Paramount Pictures,
which dropped out of “The Bat
tle of Britain" last year.
“Paramount got unhappy with
the script," said the producer,
“and decided not to go with me.
That made me postpone the pic
ture for eight and a half
months, but it didn’t stop me.”
Saltzman’s determination to
film the epic battle helped win
over United Artists, which is
now sponsoring the picture.
Filming “The Battle of Brit
ain" 28 years after the fact was
no easy matter. “One of our big
gest problems was locating the
airplanes," said Saltzman.
“The German planes seemed
impossible to find, yet we locat
ed some Messerschmitts and
Heinkels that were still being
used by the Spanish govern
ment. We acquired 40 in flying
condition. The Hurricanes we
found everywhere; we had six
that would fly and 12 to taxi.
“In all, we had 110 planes
flying and 400 models on the
ground, at 100 per cent scale."
So much for the planes. But
how to reproduce wartime Lon
don and Berlin? Bombed-out
London was portrayed by sec
tions of the city under demoli
tion. The condemned St. Cathe
rine docks provided another lo
cale which was devastated by
the movie munitions experts.
San Sebastian in Spain doubled
for Berlin—“German architects
planned the city in the 1920s,"
The ground operation proved
easier than the one in the air,
thanks to one of the worst Eng-
gish summers in memory. Said
Saltzman: “We got only 16V4
days of shooting out of the first
92 days of production.
After two years of "prepara
tion, “The Battle of Britain” be
gan filming last March. Saltz
man hopes to conclude by Dec.
20—if he can get some blue sky.
Gripes ^ . .
We would like to refer our
Main Gripe this week back to
an editorial which appeared two
issues ago entitled “Grab an
Oar". We feel that this editor
ial was well written and very
clear in getting its point across.
There are, however, a few peo
ple who are so ignorant that
no matter how well written an
editorial is, they will NEVER
get the point.
We would like to use a small
analogy here to make ours; the
point, that is!! When people wish
to get from one place to an
other in a rowboat, they each
“grab an oar” and proceed to
row in unison. There is no
greater confusion than when two
people grab the “same" oar
and proceed to fight over which
is to use it.
It is our opinion that, in or
der to avoid confusion and un
necessary duplication of effort,
the first person who grabs a
“certain" oar should be allow
ed to retain it and use it to
the best of his ability in order
to get the boat to the desired
In order to elaborate on our
point further, in case a few
aforementioned types of people
have missed it, we pose this
question-. “Wouldn’t ‘Smoke Sig
nals’ be absolutely gear, fab,
groovy, (and other inane ad
jectives of praise), if it were
composed of nothing but liter
ary review columns?? or sports
articles?? or editorial cartoons?
et cetera, ad nauseum et ad in
We think that Chowanians
should contribute new and ori
ginal types of material in order
to make “Smoke Signals ” go
and grow into a thriving campus
weekly. We would, however, like
to put our emphasis on the word
Graves . . .
Orchids to Mr. Gilbert for his
ballot printed in “Campus Cal
endar ” giving students a choice.
We don’t know what you’re run
ning for, Mr. G, but we hope
There’s also a new game be
ing initiated in the cafeteria
serving lines. It’s called “Find
the Forks ”, or spoons, or knives
as you outfit your tray for the
noon or evening meals.
Is there really a hole in the
wall behind the Track Records
sign in the S. U.? If that hole
is what’s preventing its remov
al, then why not keep it up to
We think that the way some
students deliberately make a
mess of the mustard, ketchup,
mayonnaise, onions, and other
condiments at the “gettum table' ’
is uncivilized. Do you??
Why not fill all those empty
shelves in the library with back
issues of “Playboy"?
Are the girls in 338 Belk re
ally at their creative best while
on a glue trip?
POST OFFICE POLITICS—
Recognizing that mail delivery
is important to people, Rep.
William Scott (R.-Va.) said,
“The Administration exerted
pressure upon the Congress to
exempt the Post Office Depart
ment from reducing employees.
Congress had little choice and
did agree. However, it does
seem ironic to talk about re
stricting such vital activities
while at the same time urging
full funding of the Office of
Economic Opportunity which
operates questionable pro
grams in our big cities and
foreign aid. It seems time to
take the Post Office Depart
ment out of politics and not
use it as a lever to thwart con
gressional efforts to reduce
spending and balance the
It seems to be the “in" thing
this semester to write columns
for “Smoke Signals", especial
ly gossip columns, so if you and
your roommate aren’t “in ’ yet,
let’s get with it and turn the
crank on that garbage can.
AUTHOR’S NOTE. No, B&B,.
your column will never come
close to being competition for
the “Tomahawk ”. Cheap imi
tations are easily distinguished
from the original.
ON THE PARTY SCENES . . .
Supt. Barracks - Oct. 30, 8-10
We had a frightening encoun
ter upon entering with B. G. and
her .45 Caliber water pistol with
red disappearing ink!!
Ask M. W. who got handcuf
fed to a boy's bed for a good
length of time in Room 9.
Compliments go to the boys in
Room 1 for their light show and
body painting exhibitions.
Could the punch have been
spiked?? Ask D. P.!
One of our fellow columnists
arrived, but couldn’t stay long.
Apple bobbin’ turned into a
water fight when S. C. and B; T.
got together and tried their
What famous (?) columnist
got squirted, splashed, and oth
erwise harrassed by the female
guests? Was it P. B.?
Who were the drowned “wet
rats” after all the bobbin’ was
Continued on Page 5
SMOKE SIGNALS STAFF
Co-Editor Nancy Mohr
Co-Editor Tom Gamer
Managing Editor Francine Sawyer
Sports Editor Phil Edwards
Society Editor Pauline Robinson
Photographers Larry Matthews
Frank Granger and Gary Whitley
Faculty Advisor Malcolm Jones
Production Advisors Charles Stevens
William Sowell and Herman Gatewood.