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Student and draft
By D. H. NICHOLSON. Registrar
One problem of increasing urgency for the average male
college or university student is his military obligation or.
specifically, his response to the directives and-or obliga
tions put on him by the Selective Service System. For the
students who have already completed their military ob
ligations. there is no problem; however, for the average
' non-veteran” the promise of two or three years of
military service can result in much worry and sometimes
questionable evasive tactics. Therefore, in this issue of
"Smoke Signals” and the next two, we might look at some
of specifics of the Selective Service System as these re
late generally to college or university students and direct
ly to the students at Chowan College. In essence, this
article, again the first of three, will serve as an introduc
tion to our over-all discussion of the Chowan College
student and his relationship to the Selective Service Svs-
Under the present regulatory directives of the Selective
Service System, there are general provisions for defer
ments under approximately 18 different, and sometimes
overlapping, catagories or classifications. There different
classifications are the result of a general or basic assump
tion of the Selective Service System that there could be
extenuating circumstances which would preclude a per
son’s immediate fulfillment of his military obligation
These circumstances could range from such catagories
as those which describe a person who is working, or
studying, in a civilian capacity adjudged vital to the
maintenance of the national health, safety, or interest to
such catagories which would classify a person as either
physically or morally unfit for military service.
To begin a description of the approximately 18 classifi
cations, we would have to start with the fact that only one
classification of registrant can be ordered by Selective
Service System to military duty: the I-A classification.
All other classifications, therefore, are varying degrees
of deferment from, or postponement of. Selective Service
orders to military duty. For ,the purpose of clarification,
the following is a listing and brief description of the 18 pre
sent classifications of Selective Service registrants:
Class I-A: Registrant available for military service.
Class I-A-O: Conscientious objector registrant available
for non-combatant military service only.
Class I-C: Member of the Armed Forces of the United
States, the Environmental Science Services Admin
istration, or the Public Health Service.
I-D: Qualified member of reserve component, or
student taking military training, including ROTC
and accepted aviation cadet applicant.
I-O: Conscientious objector available for civilian
work contributing to the maintenance of the national
health, safety, or interest.
Class I-S or I-S(C); Student deferred by law until gradua
tion from high school or attainment of age 20, or
until end of his academic year at a college or uni
Class I-W: Conscientious objector performing civilian
work contributing to the maintenance of the national
health, safety, or interest, or who has completed
Class I-Y: Registrant qualified for military service only
in time of war or national emergency.
Class II-A: Occupational deferment
Class II-C: Agricultural deferment.
Class II-S: Student deferment.
which includes ap-
Class III-A: Extreme hardship deferment, or registrant
with a child or children.
Class IV-A: Registrant with sufficient prior active service
or who is sole surviving son.
Class IV-B: Official deferred by law.
Class IV-C: Alien not currently liable for military service.
Class IV-D: Minister of religion or divinity student.
Class IV-F: Registrant not qualified for military service.
Class V-A: Registrant over the age of liability for military
It might go without further statement that the above
can lead to some confusion as to purpose or intent, but
these classifications should be made known to the regis
trant. Of course, here at Chowan College, most enrolled
registrants are primarily concerned with the I-A, I-S(C),
and II-S classifications. Next week, therefore, we will look
at the three preceding classifications, or catagories, of
Selective Service registrants and attempt to understand
what a student must do to keep a II-S deferment, if he has
applied for, or been granted, one. Specifically, we will
want to look at the number of hours required for the II-S
in various degree programs. We will want to discover who
some students may need fewer hours per academic year
than others to keep their deferments. We will want also
to find out how the student can find out about this apparent
difference. We will also want to learn what the Chowan
student can do if he falls below the minimum requirement
by his draft board to keep his deferement.
for Apollo 9
CAPE KENNEDY, Fla. (AP)
— The Apollo 9 astronauts
sharpened their skills in a
spacecraft trainer today as the
weatherman predicted favora
ble conditions for their sched
uled Friday blastoff for 10 days
in earth orbit.
Wearing bulky spacesuits. Air
Force Cols. James A. McDivitt
and David R. Scott and civilian
Russell L Schweickart climbed
into the trainer to rehearse
emergency actions they might
have to take it their Saturn 5
rocket fails during launch.
They also conducted extensive
systems familiarization work.
The manned space flight me
teorology office forecast partly
cloudy skies, winds up to 17
miles an hour and temperature
in the low 60s on Friday morn
The astronauts' main job on
the earth-circling journey is to
test the lunar module, LEM. the
spindly legged vehicle designed
to land two men on the moon.
“The Voice of Chowan^''
Wednesday, February 26, 1969
Vol. 2—Number 12
In conference tournament
Braves stop College of Albemarle. 94-81
By SPEEDY SKINNER
The cage team is on a win
ning streak of 10 straight games.
The Braves on February 19th
beat Southwood college 99-90.
Harry Gray had a tremendous
game scoring 26 points and grab
bing 15 rebounds. Bert Brown,
Louie Fiore, and Willie Brown
followed in double figures. Todd
McConnell and Harry Flipping
had 20 rebounds apiece, score-
ing as follows. Louie Fiore had
a good night with 15 assists.
Harry Gray 26 points
Bert Brown 20 points
Louie Fiore 20 points
Willie Brown 13 points
Harry Flipping 8 points
Todd McConnell 8 points
Ronnie Hardy 2 points
Mike Bennett 2 points
to be strong
By Tommy Garner
That is the prediction of our
new coach Samuel Brook Gre
ene of the upcoming tennis team
Coach . Greene recieved his
Batchelor’s degree in 1967 and
his Masters Degree in Physical
Education in 1968 from Wake
Forest, coming to Chowan Col
lege as a member of the coach
ing staff the same year.
The basic for Coach Greene's
prediction of another strong ten
nis team is the return of the
no. 1 and no. 2 players from
last year; Grant (Witty) Up
church and Harry (the best)
First comers this year are
Stan Moore, Fred Goddin, Monty
Rainey, and Tommy Garner.
The coach expects these boys
to give the added depth which
is of great value to any suc
Last year's tennis team saw
only three defeats in the course
of going through a strong winn
ing season. These defeats were
at the hands of Ferrum, Win
gate, and to Anderson in the
This year’s schedule will in
clude games with the freshmen
of Carolina, Wake Forest, and
Duke. Other games in which
Chowan will play will be with
Lenior County Community Col
lege. Southwood. Ferrum. Louis-
burg, and Wingate. The first
game is at Wake Forest March
Queen of Spring and Freshman Princess
Emma Brooks, right. 1969 Queen of Spring and Ann Hobgood. Princess
Emma Brooks chosen Queen
Ann Hobgood Princess
By PAULINE ROBINSON
Emma Brooks, Miss College
Street Hall, will reign as' Queen
of Chowan's annual Spring Fes
tival in April, and Ann Hobgood,
Queen of Spring and her court
Left to ri^lit are Jenny Flowei's. Robin
Price. Ann Hobgood. Emily Williams. l9i)R
Queen of Spring. Emma Brooks. Queen.
Sydney Lewis. Kecky
and Bonita 'Freadwav.
(iantt. Gerrv Eaton
Miss Supt. Barracks, will be the
Chosen for the court of the
Festival are Sydney Lewis, Jen
ny Flowers, Becky Gantt, Robin
Price, Gerri Eaton. Pat Coffey,
and Bonita Treadway.
For her talent Emma Brooks,
a sophomore, sang and danced
a number entitled “I Left My
Heart in San Francisco." Ann
Hobgood presented for her ta
lent competition a comic dialo
gue entitled "Traveling on the
Sydney Lewis, a sophomore,
did an original dramatic dialo
gue entitled "America, My
Country." Another original se
lection. "Listen World," was
given by Jenny Flowers, fresh
man. Becky Gantt, sophomore,
presented a humorous rendition
entitled "Oh Motherl "
A song and dance combination
by Robin Price, freshman, was
accompanied by the music of
“What Kind of Fool Am I?" A
change of pace was an excerpt
from Sophocle's ‘‘Antigone " re
cited by Gerri Eaton, sopho
more. Pat Coffey, freshman,
danced a modern jazz number
to the tune of the Tijuana
Brass. Bonita Treadway, sop
homore, sang “The Shadow of
Other contestants in the pag
eant were freshman Becky
Wright. Kathy Murray. Bonny
Clary. Connie Levonick and
Page Childrey. Sophomores con-
SEOUL (AP) —
A South Ko
rean army court martial sen
tenced two soldiers to death to
day for deserting their coastal
guard post without resistance
when a group of North Korean
guerrillas landed there last No
The court saki Pic. Moo-lim
Mun. 22, and Sgt N;uii-chonl
Kim. 26. falselv reported that
they l(iut;tit the invaders back to
To meet tough Ferrum
team in second round
tributing were Eileen Creed-
more, Bruce Bradshaw, Sue
Gardner and Linda Jernigan.
The girls were judged in five
categories: beauty, poise, ta
lent, personality and dormitory'
Emmitt Totty, SGA President,
emceed the program and was
assisted by Sandy Wilson, WRA
During the intermission, Pam
Keyes, sophomore, and Don Phi
llips, a freshman, entertained
with folk music and popular
The Spring F’estival is set
for April 26, a closed week-end.
Mrs. Janet Collins co-ordinated
the pageant with assistance
from Miss Anna Belle Crouch.
A chant of ‘‘We want Fer
rum” and ‘‘We’re number
one” rang through the gym
at College of Albermarle in
Elizabeth City last night as
Chowan’s Braves made it
11 in a row by downing Al
bermarle, 94-81, before a
The first game of the Cava-
lier-Tar Heel Tournament got
underway at 7 p. m. and saw Mt.
Olive put on the pressure to ease
past Southwood College, 58-50.
Louisburg and Ferrum drew
byes for the first round of the
Chowan got off to a slow start
during the early minutes of the
game while suffering from
tenseness and first-game jitters,
but came alive after trailing a
determined Albermarle five. At
halftime it was Chowan 47-31,
and there was never any doubt
about the outcome as the Braves
turned up their offensive fire.
No statistics were available
prior to presstime for Smoke
Signals, but it was known that
Harry Flipping pulled down 25
rebounds, while Ted McConnell
shared honors with Harry Gray
for 16 and 15 points respectively.
Coach Bill McCraw appeared
to be riding high and said he was
mighty pleased to get that
“first game out of the way with
a victory” Tonight, Wednesday,
the Braves will take on a re-
venge-bound five from Ferrum,
while Mt. Olive will go against
The Mount Olive - Louisburg
battle gets underway at 7, and
Chowan will tangle with Ferrum
at 9. The Braves just recently
took the toll of Ferrum to break
a 51-game winning streak on the
Ferrum home court. Another
capacity crowd from Chowan
is expected to be at Elizabeth
City to help boost the Braves
into the finals on Thursday
At the end of regular season
play, Louisburg held a firm hold
on first place in the conference,
while Chowan and Ferrum were
in a tie for second-place honors.
Chowan’s activity busses are
slated to head east again tonight
following the same schedule as
It looks like a big night with
top-notch hardwood battles shap
ing up among conference lead
ers. See you there!
Dr. Jenkins seeks
for EC University
RALEIGH (AP) — Dr. Leo
W. Jenkins asked Eastern North
Carolina legislators today to
give East Carolina University
the authority to eastablish a
“We are not asking for cer
tain types of degrees, as this
would be handled through the
state Board of Higher Education
but we do need a repeal in the
General Assembly of the law
which prevents us fjom offering
doctorate degrees now," the
university president said at a
breakfast in Raleigh.
“Authorization to establish a
doctorate program would not
require an appropriation at this
session. " he said. “We want a
doctorate program to better
serve the community needs of
our people and the educational
needs of our youth."
Jenkins said long-range report
of the state Board of Higher
Education noted that the Con
solidated University of North
Carolina could provide doctorate
needs for the next decade.
"Soon after this report ap
peared.’' Jenkins said, "the
press reported that 70 qualified
persons seeking doctorates at
the consolidated university had
been turned away.
"East Carolina University is
the largest producer of teachers
in the S;.uth and ranks seventh
in the nation in producing high
By GEORGE GETHRIDGE
David Wallace Stephenson is
another of Chowan’s students
to be nominated for Who’s
Who. David is a sophomore
frorh Portsmouth, Va. and
graduated from Woodrow Wil
son High School.
In high school David was vice-
president of the Hi-Y. Here at
Chowan he has a 2.06 scholastic
average on all work attempted.
He was a little modest about
his activities on campus, but
we did learn that he was an
assistant resident in West Hall
last semester. From Chowan
David hopes to attend the Med
ical College of Virginia and maj
or in pharmacy.
Ted Dale Edwards, Newport
News, Va., graduated from Fer
guson High School. Here at Cho
wan Ted is treasurer of the
Circle K Club, a service club to
the college and community. The
Circle K was responsible for
acquiring water fountains in the
gym and planning movies which
could be substituted for assemb
When Ted finishes at Chowan
he hopes to attend North Caro
lina State and major in math.
From State he would like to
continue in graduate school and
then to into computer learning.
PHNOM PEHN, Cambodia
(API — The Khmer news agen
cy published the text of a U.S.
note to Cambodia today apolo
gizing ""for any intrusion into
Cambodian air space which
might have occurred " when an
•American L19 plane from Viet-
nan. was shot down Feb. 12.
The note, delivered by the
Australian Embassy, thanked
the Cambodians for the care
given to the crew members and
hoped the men would he "re
leased when their physical con
dition permits, " Khmer said.