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By TOM GARNER
(This article is condensed from Look
It isn't all pot parties, sex, mill-ins and
riots on college campuses today.
There’s a new movement brewing that
has nothing to do with the three big M's-
Marx, Mao and Mark Rudd. Its origins
are more Keith-Orpheum, Loews, and
if you’re too young to know what they
mean, they spell v-a-u-d-e-v-i-l-l-e.
The power in the circuit is Fred Weint-
•b. Falstaffian owner of the Bitter End
fehouse in New York's Greenwich Vill
Three years ago. C. Shaw Smith, director
of student activities at Davidson College
arranged with Weintraub to book talented
new acts into eight Eastern college coffee
houses at budget prices ($150) a week for
a single: ($500) for a combo.
The project percolated quickly, and now
Weintraub and his young assistant, Marilyn
Lipsius, books singers, combos and comics
into 141 coffehouses around the country.
These java joints have become so pop
ular with students that some colleges have
begun to list the season's coming attrac
tions in their brochures.
Once, it was the blockbuster football
team that lured students to a particular
college. Now, it’s promises; promises of
acts like folk singer Raun MacKinnon, the
Dickens rock quartet. Cash & Carrie and
the slapstick Pickle Brothers.
Our Dean Lewis brought the coffehouse
idea to light during the spring semester.
Since that time many letters have passed
between Chowan and the booking agent
in New York.
This November will mark the first appea
rance of members of the coffehouse circuit,
and mark another first for Chowan College.
The performers will spend one week on
campus, giving two performances nightly
in the student union. During the day they
will mingle with students and answer ques
tions concerning their group and travels.
Hale is West’s
By TOMMY GARNER
Larry Register Hale, sophomore, son of
Mr. and Mrs. Raymond B. Hale of Hamp
ton, Va., is our veteran of the week.
Larry joined the Army on April of 1966.
He attended boot camp and A.I.T. (Advance
Infantry Training) at Fort Jackson, S. C.
Upon graduation from these two courses
Larry was sent to O.T.S. (Officer Training
School) for 17 weeks. At the end of this
time he was transferred to Camp Kaiser,
Korea, where he stayed for 16 months.
The two things that stand out in Larry’s
mind about his tour of duty in Korea was the
Pueblo incident and the attempt on Presi
dent Pak’s life. He was assigned to an army
carrier division as a squad leader during
these two events and says things were real
Upon returning to the states, Larry was
assigned to Fort Polk, La. Here he was to
stay until his discharge in June of 1967.
Larry entered as a pre-engineering major
at Chowan in the spring of 1969, and he plans
to further his studies at Old Dominion.
This year, Larry has been appointed head
resident of West Hall. He lists hunting and
football as his favorite sports, although he
enjoys all sports.
'Hot Line’ will
be a new column
By TOMMY GARNER
All students who have questions they
would like to have answered by a faculty,
staff, student office holder or a committee
member will now have the opportunity to
There are only a few simple rules to fol
low. Here they are;
1. All questions submitted must be of a
broad enough nature so that it will be of
interest to the majority of students.
2. All questions submitted must be con
structive and not thoughtlessly written,
(instructive criticism is desired.
3. All questions submitted for publication
must be signed.' Unsigned questions will
not be considered.
4. Address all questions to Hot Line, Box
67, Chowan College. Inter-college mail does
not require a stamp.
It is the hope of Smoke Signals that this
new avenue of communications between
students and faculty will enrich us all and
cause better understanding of current prob
lems and events on campus.
STUDENT NEWSPAPER OF CHOWAN COLLEGE
Volume i -Number 2
Murfreesboro. North Carolin;:
Friday, SepU'iiiber '.IKiil
Let’s make Baltimore Number 2 Saturday
'Poor little old Braves’ sea Ip big^ bad
Bulldogs; send them home howling
And the ball? It’s on the bottom of the pile. This is only one example of the rugged play
last Saturday night as Chowan’s Braves pulled an upset of the Bulldogs from Gardner-
Convicted freshmen get punishment
By HARRY W, LINDSTRONG
The first annual session of the Chowan
College Rat Court came off last Friday
on the lawn next to the gym. The presiding
judge was the honorable Lee Dunn.
His jury was made up of five students;
Tom Garner, Claude Shell, Jim Bass,
Bucky Griffin and Pete Sykes, who was
also the baliff.
The offenders were as follows; Marty
Strait, Jill Wagner, Edwina Richardson,
Judy Thomas, Beverly Stutts, Barbara
Moore, Jen Weller. Eve Pell, Cindy Evans,
Charolette Critcher, Marsh Morgan, Carol
Gray, Susan Brayhill. Teresa Abbott.
Other law-breakers were Cheryl Crump,
Nancy Carver, Jerre Huff, Irene Fylnn,
Sheila Gaskins, Vicky Mann, Debbie Brown.
Ann Handel, Chris Bridgen, Barbara Vick,
Twyela Wright, Drina Herlings, Judy
Creech, Susan Bourne, Cindy Basnight,
Hobie Young, Terry Cross, Sarah Jo
Johnson, Mary Bowen, Missy Bowers, Deb
bie Vincent, Debbie Dibbling, Susan Robin
son, Barbara Watson, Diane Wandigym,
Donna Jones, Bonnie Williams, Fern Lov
ett, and Martha Grissom were also tried.
Susan Chamless, Barbara Vick, Francis
Brooks, Betty Ackers, Deborah Marshall,
Tom Dniels, Robert Saey and Ken Ken
nedy made up the rest of the offenders.
The offenders came forth ten at a time.
Their punishments varied depending on
the seriousness of the offenses.
Most of the girls had to do odd jobs
for their big sisters. One offender had to
get on his knees and sing the alma mater
while scrubbing the walkway in front of
West hall with a toothbrush.
A few girls were made to carry trays
in the cafeteria for a week.
Marty Strait’s sentence requests that he
scrub the steps of the Columns building
with a tooth brush.
Skip Holland had to hum the alma mater
through his comb teeth for the jury.
omecoming theme set
By JULIE HOSKINS
The Student Activities Committee met
Sept. 10 to discuss plans for Homecoming.
'The committee voted for the theme to be
“Astro-World.” It was recommended that
Prof. Bill Sowell serve as the parade mar
shal with student assistance from Ken
Wright and Tommy Wadell.
The committee approved each float entry
to receive $15 from the SGA. A suggested
meeting on Oct. 1, with representatives from
the clubs and organizations on campus will
discuss plans for the floats.
Plans for each float are to be turned into
Dean Lewis’ office by Oct. 15. A committee
of J. Collins, Lee Dunn, and Bucky Griffin
will approve or disapprove the float plans
for the various organizations.
Plans were made for the selection of the
homecoming queen and her court, fen
freshmen girls are to be nominated Dy me
Freshman Class. Ten sophomore girls not
on probation are to be nominated by the
The student body will vote for five sopho
more and four freshmen girls. The queen
\Vill be selected by the football team from
these nine contestants.
The class meeting for nominations is set
for Oct. 14, and candidates will be presented
to the student body in Chapel Oct. 23. The
election will take place from 12 to 5 p. m.,
on Oct. 23.
The nine members of the court to be pre
sented to the student body at Chapel Oct.
30. The Queen will be crowned at halftime
of the homecoming football game.
Annabel Crouch was appointed to be in
charge of the queen and her court activities.
Phil Royce will be responsible for the half-
time activities for homecoming.
On Oct. 31 there will be a show and dance
featuring Billy Stuart in the Thomas Cafe
teria and on Nov. I there will be a show and
dance featuring Arthur Conley, also in the
The following places were suggested as
possibilities to secure flatbed trailers for
floats; Revelle and Revelle, Vann’s Gin,
and Edwards Implement Co., and Howell
To pick up 1,000 cigarette butts
Tom Daniel’s sentence.
Robert Saey has to clean the SGA
sident and vice-president’s room.
The court was momentarily interrupeted
when the Gardner-Webb football team pull
ed onto campus in their bus. The crowd
broke into a chant, “We’re number one. ”
Order was called and after all punish
ments were given out the student’s pro
gressed to a pep rally and bonfire. The
rats were allowed to burn their beanies
and become full pledged Chowan braves.
Incorrect address may
delay receiving mail
Dean Lowe has had a request from the
Murfreesboro postmaster concerning stud-
dent mail. Students will not be able to re
ceive mail if their correct addresses are
not on the envelope.
The correct format of student addresses
includes name, box number, Chowan Col
lege, Murfreesboro. N. C., 27855.
Please send this address format to all
correspondences for quicker and definite
New nursing students
are welcomed at tea
By JULIE HOSKINS
A tea was held in the Baptist Student
Union to welcome freshmen nursing stu
dents Aug. 28.
Following the tea, the Student Nurses
Association held their first meeting of the
year. Changes in the constitution were dis
cussed and dues have been raised to $10,
to be paid by the last of October.
Sophomore nursing students were assign
ed “Little Nursing Sisters’’ from the fresh
Robert Kilbourne’s 30-yard field goal
with nine seconds on the clock gave Chowan
Braves a 16-14 upset victory over Gardner-
Webb at Chowan stadium Saturday night in
the season opener for both teams.
Trailing 14-13 with time running out and
Gardner-Webb in possession of the ball, the
Braves held the Bulldogs forcing a punt on
Bertie High graduate Nick Shook received
the ball on his own 25-yard line and scamp
ered to the Bulldogs’ 20 before being nailed
by the last defender.
Quarterback John Cassazza’s first pass
was incomplete but he connected on his
second to Wingate Burden, freshman from
An official’s time out to measure for the
first down stopped the clock and Coach Jim
Garrison elected to send Kilbourne into the
game for his first field goal attempt of the
His boot was perfect and was greeted by
an uproar from the crowd which had watch
ed the upset-minded Braves refuse to fol
low the script prepared by Gardner-Webb.
The script had the big Bulldogs, including
a number of juniors back from last year’s
squad which handed Chowan a 21-0 defeat,
steamrolling over the Braves’ porous and
At the same time the G-W defense was
scheduled to swat down the outmanned
In the end, however, it was the Braves
who handed the Bulldogs a rude shock.
Chowan early showed it would be no push
over as Gardner-Webb played its first game
as a senior college. With the game only
minutes old, the Braves had jumped to a
7-0 lead following a two-yard plunge by
tailback Dan Dayvault to cap a 52-yard
march. Kilbourne added the extra point.
Earlier, Braves' defensive back, Pete Lon
don, had jarred the ball loose from a Bull
dog back and Ivan Insignares recovered.
Chowan used 11 plays in the drive.
The Bulldogs of Boiling Springs bounced
back using 11 plays to drive for the tying
score. Quarterback George Spencer scored
the first of two TD’s on a one-yard plunge
and Miles Aldridge added the point after.
After a scoreless second quarter, Gardner-
Webb used this same combination to forge
a 14-7 lead early in the third quarter.
Troughout most of the second half Chowan
was shut out and its chances for victory
appeared dim as the game neared the end.
As things turned out, however, Chowan
was saving its finest performance for the
last, missed by some fans who felt Chowan
The fireworks began when Chowan receiv
ed a punt on its own 38. Chowan began to
move the ball with a 14-yard dash by Carl
For the clincher, Casazza and Billy Har
ris teamed up for a 13-yard pass-scoring
play to make it 14-13 in favor of Gardner-
With Chowan students chanting “two,
two, ” and waving two fingers over their
heads, the Braves elected to sidestep a tie
and pass for two points. Casazza’s throw
was wide and many thought the game was
over with only one minute and 52 seconds
Chowan’s attempt at an on-side kick mis
fired when a Bulldog end grabbed the ball
and Gardner-Webb attempted to run the
clock out. On a vital third down play near
midfield, Gardner-Webb missed the first
down by inches and punted.
The determined run by Shook and the field
goal followed as Chowan stadium erupted in
Well past midnight, students celebrated
with singing and chanting on campus as
they relived what must be considered one
of Chowan's finest hours on the gridiron.
Chowan will attempt to add Baltimore
College as victim number two Saturday af
ternoon in an away game. Gardner-Webb
looks for its first victory against Newberry,
a senior college.
40 professors go
to AA/rtle Beach
Bv ANNE HANDEL
Forty faculty members from Chowan
will be attending the Junior College Teach
er Improvement Conference at Myrtle
Beach, S. C., Sept. 19-21.
Six near-by colleges will be represented;
Chowan, Mount Olive, Pierce, Mitchell,
Lenoir County Community College from
N. C. and North Greenville from South
The faculty members from Chowan go
ing are; Mrs. Scott, Dr. Dickenson, Paul,
Mrs. Sexton, Corbitt, Mrs, Harris, Sim
mons, Mrs. Faucette, Mrs. Bowers, Harris,
Gibbs, Dewar, Mrs. Dewar, Hazelton, Mrs.
Tripp, Tripp, Prutte, Dr. Parker, Mrs.
Whitaker, Mrs. Mixon, and Mrs. Carson,
Mrs. Barnhill. Brannon, Mrs. Batchelor,
Mrs. McKeithan, Dr. Pierce, Miss Storm-
inger, Ruffin, Dr. and Mrs. Pittman,
Helms, Miss Russell, Mrs. Wallace, Wall
ace, Jones, Chamblee, Miss Crouch, Case,
Miss Kinnamon and Dr. Lowe.
The program coordinator is Dr. Burkett
Raper, president of Mount Olive Junior
The classes of the faculty members
attending the conference will be canceled
unless they request a substitute to meet
with their class.
It’s easy, just
Today our Braves head north where they
will tangle with Baltimore Junior College
tomorrow at 2 p. m.
It has been said that many Chowan stu
dents from Virginia will be going to Balti
more for this game. If so, here are some
easy directions to the stadium.
Take the Baltimore Beltway (Interstate
695) east to Liberty Road (exit 18). Going
east, on Lit)erty Road, the stadium is about
five miles on the right.
If you want to see the team off, they will
leave from the gym about 5 p. m., today.
You were our miracle’
Chowan College Student BoJy
Th(,> Smoke Signals
Dear Fyllow Chovvanians
So many of you came Up to the cosching i5gtyrday
and us your cotigratuliitians lhi! we were
say tt«? teasl. Th« (raporlaftce ol the occasion wag not hearing stu
dents anti fans say, “You won, you but "'WE WON.*'
A$ coaches we felt that we had th« te^iirt ready etntiiionaH]? anti
physicalty for this first game. did not think H was pQSsH>le io
get the players any more '‘Up” than th&y already were.
When we went on the field you proved different Vou w-ere there
in such averwhelming numbets and displayed school sprit which
we iiave never seen in all of Our years of playwg and !oaching
were the real difference.
Even when we were behind, attd it appeared that thc^^f was. no
way short of a miracle that we would wm, you never let us down
and you were our miracle.
For this we would like to express to you otjr cott^at«Jat(on«
on YOUR exciting and memorable win,