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By D. H. Nicholson
As was indicated in the March
26th issue of the Smoke Signals,
this second in a series of reports
will be centered around two in
quiries of the aforementioned
questionnaire sent to a random-
sample of 100 colleges and uni
versities throughout the South.
Those two inquiries were as
(2) What is your present pol
icy concerning repeat hours?
(In other words, do you count
as hours attempted everytime
that a course is repeated or do
you only count that course once?
(3) What are the requirements
for continued enrollment at your
As was cited earlier, 68 (or 68
per cent) of those contacted res
ponded to the questionnaire, and
of those 68 which responded, 25
(or 36.8 per cent) indicated that
they would count hours attempt
ed only once. In other words,
these schools would only count
the last hours and quality points
earned when a course is repeated
at their institutions. Also of the
68 respondents, 37 (or 54.4 per
cent) indicated that they would
count as hours attempted every
time that a course is taken, if,
indeed, the repetion of courses
already passed was even allowed.
Five schools (or 7.4 per cent of
the respondents) made no com
ment about repeat hours per se.
And one college indicated that
there was “no problem of policy"
concerning repeat hours. In gen-
Hey, what are you doing?
We’re not using any names, but the man was caught in
the act of working. Wonder why he said, “Don’t you put
my picture in the paper”?
eral, therefore, over 54 per cent
of those schools responding to
questionnaire had policies which
discouraged repeating courses in
which there was already credit
received. In other words, the
majority of the respondents dis
couraged repeating courses just
to better the grade or quality
point earned in a certain course.
And of the 54 per cent of the
respondents which discouraged
repeating courses, repetition was
allowed only when the course
has been failed initially.
One major conclusion concer
ning the above is that no
Chowan student should repeat
a course with the idea that
he will probably not be pena
lized. As can be seen, a
majority of the schools, which
responded, definitely indicated
that they would count repeat
hours as hours attempted.
Therefore, the student repeat
ing a course could expect to
amass negative quality points
if both course attempted did not
average out to an over-all “C”
average. In other words, if a
student repeated a three-hour
course previously failed, he
would have to earn an “A” in
the second attempt with the
course in order to average out
to an over-all “C” average for
both attempts, or should he not
get the “A”, he would have to
get at least 6 hours of “B” else
where to average out the “F"
Of the 68 schools responding
to the questionnaire, all answer
ed the 3rd inquiry concerning
their requirements for continued
enrollment. And of the respond
ents to this latter inquiry, 100
per cent indicated that they
would require “at least” a “C”
average for all work attempted
each semester in order to stay
in good standing with their in
stitutions, he would be expected
to maintain an across the board
“C” average for every semester
in attendance. If he did not, he
would be subject to suspension
at the end of the first semester
or he would be placed on pre-
bation for another semester, after
which his record would be re
viewed to ascertain whether
or not he would be eligible
for continued enrollment.
The fQllowing lists, ace self-
explanatory. They indentify the
schools which will or will not
accept repeat hours without pen
alty. There is also identified
those schools which made no
comment concerning repeats.
Along with the latter group is
identified the school which had
no policy concerning repeat
Continued on Page 3
rate to be
RALEIGH (AP) — Sen. Gor
don P. Allen, D - Person, an
nounced today he will introduce
legislation soon to raise the ex
cise tax rate on banks from 4.5
to 9 per cent.
“Our research indicates that
the banks of North Carolina are
paying a tax load that is the
equivalent of about one half that
paid by other business corpora
tions," Allen said.
He said research done by the
attorney general’s office and the
tax research division of the
revenue department indicates
that bankers are not paying their
share of the tax load.
“I certainly hope that the
banks of North Carolina will not
oppose this legislation if our
conclusions are correct,” he
Allen noted that 15 senators
and 32 representatives are on
the boards of banks or savings
and loans, and many other mem
bers of the General Assembly
have strong ties with these in
Allen himself is on the board
of the Roxboro branch of the
People’s Bank and chairman of
the board of the Homf 'ngs
and Loan of Roxboro.
He estimates that the tax
would bring in an additional
$3.5 million during the bienni
Gov. Bob Scott in his budget
message to the legislature asked
for a 1.5 per cent raise in the
excise tax rate on banks—from
4.5 to 6 per cent. Bills to effect
this increase are before both
Allen said 55 per cent of the
banking resources in the state
are in national banks, which
are exempt from state income,
sales, corporation franchise and
personal property taxes and
from taxes on shares of bank
Volume 2—Number 17
Wednesday, April 16, 1969
Murfreesboro. N. C.
During coming week
Many campus events scheduled
President receives letter
THE SECRETARY OF HEALTH, EDUCATION AND
Washington, D. C. 20201
Dear Dr. Whitaker,
It is my responsibility as the official chief charged
with enforcement of Federal laws pertaining to education,
to bring to your attention the recently enacted Federal
laws relating to violations by students of criminal statutes.
The provisions enacted are included under Section 504
of the Higher Education Amendments of 1968 (P. L. 90-
575) and Section 411 of the Department of Health, Educa
tion, and Welfare Appropriations Act, 1969 (P. L. 90-
557). For your information, I am enclosing copies of these
provisions as an enclosure to this letter.
In view of the continued public debate over student un
rest and the legitimate bounds of dissent, 1 ask that you
bring to the attention of your students the applicable
provisions of these laws and advise them of the procedures
you intend to follow in complying with them.
It is important for all concerned to understand that
Congress has spoken on this issue and that the law must
be enforced. I hope at the same time that you will take
the opportunity to review university policy and regulations
with regard to student participation in campus affairs in
order to guarantee that in maintaining order on the cam
pus the right of legitimate and responsible dissent is fully
I would suggest that these provisions be fully discussed
by all parties at your institution—trustees, administrators,
faculty members, students, and where possible, parents.
I hope that a thorough understanding of these provisions
would enable you to better determine the ways and means
by which your institution will deal with this legislation.
I am well aware that the implementation of the pro
cedures established by Congress will require a resonable
amount of time, and that we are involved in areas fraught
with tension and emotion.
Under this legislation, the burden of administration falls
upon the institutions. We in DHEW will do our best to work
with you in this difficult area.
Robert H. Finch
Editor’s Note: For Sections 504 and 411, see pa*ge 2, where the en
tire statue is printed for your information.
They're just goofing off, but...
they could, maybe, be classed as “girl-watchers” basking in some warm sunshine just
prior to hitting the road for spring vacation.
Live, work overseas
NSTA offers summer jobs
to students on new program
NEW YORK (NSTA) -
Students can live and work
abroad this summer on the
U.S. National Student Travel
Association's Exchange Visitor
Program. NSTA, the official
student travel bureau in the
U.S., is handling this exchange
in cooperation with the offi
cial national student travel
bureaus in Great Britain,
Irelafd, Australia and New
The aim of the program is
to encourage international
understanding through the
exchange of students tor educa
tional and cultural experience.
One way to achieve this is
by working, living and travel
ing in these foreign countries.
NSTA can arrange a special
visa enabling students to work
in the four participating
countries for a maximum of
three months during the sum
Ordinarily, it is impossible for
a foreigner to obtain a work
permit, and it is illegal to
work without one. Because of
the exchange nature of the
program, the governments of
these four countries have au
thorized students of the NSTA
program to obtain work permits
■ to defray- thetr travel and
Students will attend a two-
day orentation on their arrival,
where they will receive brief
ings by NSTA's counterparts
the British Universities North
American Club, the Union
of Students in Ireland, the
National Union of Australian
University Students and the
New Zealand University Stu
dents Association. Thesemeetings
will stress detailed information
on companies employing Amer
icans, different jobs available
and how to look for them so
students can choose a job
which best suits their capa
Other valuable information
will include tips on finding
and sharing apartments and
and oiving conditions of the
country. Students have found
that the salaries covered not
only expenses for living abroad
but also enough for traveling
around the pountryside.
A $55 fee covers all
orientation costs -- lectures and
briefings, accomodations, meals,
activities and meetings with
local students - plus entry
permit. In Australia, New
Zealand and Ireland, NSTA
can prearrange jobs for a $10
fee; these jobs are generally
in resort, factory or sales
In order to qualify, students
must be currently enrolled un
a U.S. college or university.
Deadline for applications is
April 21, 1969. For more in
formation about NSTA’s Ex
change Visitor Program and
lowicost transportation to these
countries, write to NSTA, Dept.
R, 70 Fifth Avenue, New York,
N.Y. 10011, Telephone: (212)
A word of thanks
Many thanks are extended to Mark Stevens for
his actions concerning the fire which occurred on
the bus with the touring choir. Last Wednesday
evening while driving the bus, Mark noticed a large
amount of smoke coming from under the bus, and
with quick action he had the bus cleared and ac-
ually put his own life in danger by crawling under
the bus and extinguishing the flames as they
burned about the gas tank. Due to Mark’s action
a very bad accident was avoided as well as the in
jur of many people. —Emmitt Tottdy
Newspaper plant expansion
hits all-time high in ’68
It is interesting to note that
U. S. and Canadian daily news
papers spent over $166 million
for plant expansion and modern
ization in 1968. According to
survey results released by the
American Newspaper Publish
ers Association on March 2(i,
this represents an “all-time"
The survey shows that 710 U,
S, dailies invested $161,186,428
for plant expansion and modern
ization last year, Canadian dai
lies spent $5,7'>0.957.
The previous high was in 1967,
when 715 dailies in the U. S.
spent more than $143,3 million.
The ANPA survey shows that
the 710 replying represents 51
percent of total U, S, daily news
Further indicating the trend
in newspaper publishing, the
survey shows that 644 newspap
ers, including dailies In the U. S..
Canada, Puerto Rico, the West
Indies and the Bahamas antici
pate spending more than $184
million for expansion and mo
dernization in l!)ii!i.
Tonight, April 16, at 8 p, m,,
there will be a joint harpisicord
and guitar concert by Bunyan
and Susan Webb of Raleigh, N,
C,, in the Daniel Hall for the
Fine Arts at Chowan, Bunyan
Webb is artise-in-residence at
North Carolina State University.
The program, spnsored by the
Chowan College Daniel School
of Music, Murfreesboro Histori
cal Associaton, Inc., and the
Historic Murfreesboro Commis
sion, is a highlight of the Second
Annual Historic murfreesboro
Week which will conclude on
Saturday. Admission is free.
Tomorrow night at 8 p. m.,
there is to be a piano concert
by Daniel Ericourt, artist-in-
residence at the University of
North Carolina in Greensboro.
Sponsored by Chowan College
Daniel School of Music in Daniel
Fine Arts Hall, admission is
Committee meetings of Histor
ic Murfreesboro Commission
and the Murfreesboro Commis
sion will be held in the Presi
dent’s Room, Thomas Cafeteria,
-Friday morning, at 10:30.
On Friday at 2:30 p. m., there
will be ajoint meeting of Historic
Murfreesboro Commission and
the Murfreesboro Historical As
sociation in the President’s
Room and Friday night at 7
p, m,, also in the President's
Room, will be the Historic Mur
Speakers for the banquet are
Jerry Rogers, assistant keeper
of the National Register of His-
torc Buildings and Districts in
the United States, Washington,
The second speaker will be
Ray Wilkerson, chairman of the
board of Historic Halifax Res
toration Association from Hali
fax, N. C.
On Saturday, the Murfrees
boro Garden Club will sponsor
a walking tour of Murfreesboro’s
historic district and also a tour
of old and new homes. Block
tickets are $2.50, Tour head
quarters are at Hertfod Aca
Special exhibits available in-
slude an art exhibit from the
North Carolina Museum of Art
in Daniel Fine Arts Hall on
Chowan’s campus during the
month of April. Admission is
There will be window displays
by Murfreesboro merchants
during the week.
Another exhibit is photograp
hic views of Historic Murfrees
boro by photographer Colbert
P, Howell of Raleigh, The ex
hibit will be at •Berttodd^eademy
A copy deadline for Smoke Signals was set some
time back at 5 p. m. eaeli Friday prior to publication
the following Wednesday.
Invariably those submitting copy for the student
publication wait until Friday afternoon to submit
such copy. Please, common sense should advise that
under such cireustances, it becomes impossible to
complete Smoke Signals for Wednesday publication.
Copy MUST be submitted as it becomes available.
If current practices continue, the deadline will either
be moved back or SOME copy will not make Smokt>
Signals until the following week.
These regulations apply to everyone including stu
dents, newspaper staff, faculty, administration and
Won't you help your Smoke Signals’ staff do the
best job possible by giving them your cooperation?
Earlier this spring, a research
committee of the ANPA issued
a report based on another sur
vey which said that by 1979 all
but 200 U, S, newspapers will be
producing their product by the
Conimenting on the survey re
sults relea.sed on March 26, Stan
ford Smith. ANPA general
manager said, “These publisher
investments . offer tangible
evidence of long-term confid
ence in Ihe future of the daily
newspaper in American life"
Now that's what I call fishing!
•Ami it was prc'tt>- good snapping for a photographer, too.
II hapi)eiu'(l just recently as the herring run was in full
swing out V'auhiis croek way.