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Internationally-known track star
will be Oct. 2 assembly speaker
STUDENT NEWSPAPER OF CHOWAN COLLEGE
REV. W. VV. FINLATOR
JAMES T, BEATTY
There’s work and
tun at try-outs
On Monday and Tuesday evening, 50
students came for tryouts which were held
in the Columns building. There were 28
students who signed up to help backstage
on different committees.
The fall production scheduled for Nov.
12, 13 and 14 will be three one-act plays.
1. “Spoon River Anthology" (poetry and
folk music) 2. “The Brute” (a Russian
comedy) and 3. “The Nifty Shop” (a mus
Several faculty members are working
with students to make the evening enter
taining as well as enjoyable. They are:
Mrs. Larson, director; Mr. Brannon, assist
ant director; Mr. Mulder, music; Mr.
Carson, tickets and house manager; Miss
Myrtle Ann Mountcastle, dances; and Mrs.
The following students have been selected
for specific roles in the plays.
“The Brute” — Mr. Smernov, James
Mortan; Mrs. Popov. Jennie Long; Luka,
“Spoon River Anthology” - Guitar, Pam
Keyes, Charles Strait; Choral Work, Men,
Ken Compton, Mike Herbstrerth, Rick Mug-
ika, Leo Derrick. Women - Libby House,
Mary Joyce Bowen, Donna Tilton, Judi
“Nifty Shop” - Madame, Paula Welsh;
Olga, Marcia Shopiro; Mrs. Goldore, Dale
Willard; Gloria, Meredith Kennedy. Jacky,
Irene Flynn; Manager, Curtis Hamlett;
Chorus, Teresea Abbot, Judy Thomas, Drina
Hulings, Marsha Morgan, Joan Bowles,
Maggie Barnard, Susan Brothers, Carolyn
Dero and Vicky Mann.
By PAULINE ROBINSON
Chapel-Assembly will feature the Rev.
W. W. Finlator, minister of the Pullen
Memorial Baptist Church in Raleigh
Sept. 30. He will speak on “The Christian
Faith and Human Rights.”
Reverand Finlator is one of the most
outspoken-and often controversial-minis-
ters in North Carolina. He has a special
interest in church-state relations and in
the area of civil liberties, having served
throughout the last session of the N.C. Gen
eral Assembly as chairman of the legis
lation committee of the N. C. Civil Liberties
On Oct. 2 James T. Beatty will speak on
"Bridging the Generation Gap.”
Beatty, internationally-known track star,
is national sales manager for radio station
WAYS in Charlotte, N.C.
A graduate of the old Charlotte Central
High School, he attended the University
of N. C. at Chapel Hill where he received
his degree in English in 1957.
While at the university, he captained
the track and cross-country teams and
served as president of the junior class.
He was a member of the Order of the
Old Well and of the Order of the Golden
Fleece, honorary societies at the university.
A member of the U. S, Olympic Team
in 1960, Beatty has received many state
and national honors for his track accom
plishments. In 1962 he was named by the
U. S. Jaycees as one of America’s Ten
Outstanding Young Men of the Year.
That same year, when he broke seven
American track records and two world re
cords, also becoming the first man in his
tory to break the four-minute mile indoors,
he was voted the Sullivan Award as Ame
rica’s Amateur Athlete of the Year. He was
also named by ABC-TV’s “Wide World
of Sports” as their athlete of the year, the
first athlete ever so honored by “Wide
World of Sports. ” In 1963, he was named
charter member of the N. C. Sports Hall of
Beatty maintains an active interest in
sports as a member of the U. S. Olympic
Committee and as an alumni representa
tive on the University of North Carolina
Athletic Council. In addition, he works as a
guest commentator for ABC-TV’s “Wide
World of Sports.”
Active in politics for several years, Beatty
currently serves as a member of the N. C.
House of Representatives. As a member of
the legislature, his main areas of interest
are education, both public and higher; men
tal health; highways; and industrial develop
Beatty is married to the former Barbara
Ann Harmon of Gastonia, N. C. They have
one child, a son, James Tully Beatty Jr.
Nursing students attend
SNA District meeting
By JULIE HOSKINS
Twelve of Chowan’s nursing students
attended a district SNA meeting at Lenior
Memorial Hospital in Kinston Sept. 16.
The girls were accompanied by their
advisor, Mrs. Robert Tankard and her
husband. The group was joined at the
meeting by Velda Gardner, president of the
SNA who is now at Duke, and Miss Mary
A business meeting was held and refresh
ments were served. Following refreshments,
a short program was given by the SNA of
Lenoir on the “Legality of the Nurse.”
Vol. 2. Number 3
Murfreesboro, North Carolin;
Friday. September 2(i, liKlIt
Potomac State tomorrow
Braves tie strong Baltimore
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Classics IV played to full house Saturday night
It seems certain that members of Cho
wan’s faculty who attended the Myrtle
Beach “Program tor Developing Institu
tions” last Friday, Saturday and Sunday
will appreciate, and enjoy, the cartoon in
this issue of “Smoke Signals."
Most will probably agree with this re
porter, sorrowfully, that the theme of the
cartoon did not come to pass. And, what
a shame; such a weekend would have been
The truth of the matter is that such a
relaxing weekend did not materialize for
two important reasons.
First, it was still dark when, at the
terrible hour of 6 a.m., a chartered, Trail-
ways bus left the campus Friday morning
enroute to the Ocean Forest Hotel in Mytle
It was still “almost ” dark, due to a heavy
overcast, when the bus arrived at 11:45.
A mad scramble followed as Chowan repre
sentatives stood in line to register, get
meal tickets, check into their rooms and
All this was necessary in order to be
present at a 1 p.m. meeting.
It may be difficult to convince all of
our readers that this heavy overcast re
mained over Myrtle Beach during the en
tire weekend, interspersed with some occas
ional “Falling” weather.
Even Ripley would be hard pressed to
make believable the dismal fact that “Old
Sol” was still blanketed behind clouds as
the bus departed Irom the beach at 11:45
There were, however, momentary periods,
before the bus arrived at Chowan at 6:15
p.m., when the sun peeked through a dis
appearing cloud cover.
The second reason for being unable to
partake of the famous sun and surf at
Myrtle Beach becomes evident while look
ing over the program schedule.
As an example, breakfast was served
at 7:30 a.m. Saturday. This was followed
by meetings throughout the day and even
Sunday was much better; breakfast came
at the late hour of 8 a.m., with summary
meeting of the comference running from
9 to 10:30.
There were bright moments
There were some illuminating periods
of entertainment during the conference,
some of which may be imagined as one
considers other conventions in progress dur
ing the same period.
One lively event centered around a con
vention of the South Carolina Moose which
got under way Friday night and was in full
bloom by late Saturday afternoon.
A number of faculty members, who were
fortunate enough-or was it perhaps unfort-
unate-to have rooms on the third floor, may
be willing to offer comments on the act
ivities of this elite group.
There was another convention holding
forth at the Ocean Forest, which furnished
a considerable degree of entertainment. It
was listed as the CIT-no one discovered
what CIT really designated-but faculty
members felt their objective was fun and
Still another convention was listed as
that of the South Carolina Baptists. Not
many remarks are available, and no one
seems completely certain they were on
Interesting side lights
The constantly-active grapevine brings to
light many rumors and counter rumors
which cannot be reported since no factual
evidence is available, however some reason
ably substantiated points can be made
without undue concern that law suits will
be initiated for libel and slander.
Have you ever considered the possibility
that one well-known faculty member may
be hiding her true identity?
This individual reported receiving some
telephone calls from one who apparently
felt he knew her. He kept inquiring as to
whether she was not known as “Mickey.”
The lady in question agreed that she was
Mrs. Mixon but insisted she was not “Mic
key.” Mixon. The consistent caller event
ually gave up by saying, “Anyway you have
a sweet voice."
Then there was a reported conversation
between Mrs. Whitaker, Mrs. Mixon and
a college president which took place during
dinner on Saturday evening.
It appears Mrs. Whitaker and Mrs.
Mixon introduced themselves to this parti
cular president who remarked, “Whitaker?
Oh, you must be Dr. Whitaker’s daughter.”
Oh my, this incident should have remained
a rumor. Perhaps, Mrs. Whitaker there
is a vacant bed in Jenkins or Belk, where
does this reporter find another job?
Girls, have you considered a walk in
“Squirrel Park" with a certain department
head? This individual may have some un
At least an "attractive and shapely”
blonde indicated this when she yelled out,
“George, doll, what are we doing tonight?”
The remark was addressed to Prof.
George Hazelton as he prepared to attend
an evening meeting.
To be fair, this lady was apparently
speaking to a different George, but some
faculty members insist they have not been
able to get a satisfactory accounting of the
professor's “night-before” activities.
The truth comes out
One of Chowan’s math professors may
have some explaining to do. It seems a
cute, young faculty member from Mitchell
College monopolized Carl Simmons' time
at Myrtle Beach, including long walks on
Continued on page 3
By CHUCK BOWEN
Chowan came home last Saturday still
unbeaten. They played Baltimore to a 14-14
tie which brings the Braves’ record to 1-0-1.
The first quarter was pretty even. Both
teams had trouble getting their offenses
started. Chowan punted three times and
Baltimore twice. As the first quarter came
to a end, Baltimore was inside the Chowan
Baltimore scored on the first play of the
second quarter on a pass from quarterback
Dane Romanoski to end Ron Dorsey. The
point after was good and Baltimore led 7-0.
With approximately 10 minutes left in
the 2nd quarter, Chowan got possession apd
started an 80-yard drive to tie the score
Dan Dayvault and Carroll Hart picked up
most of the yardage in this drive.
It took Chowan eight plays and four first
downs to get into the end zone for the score.
The 80-yard drive was climaxed by a
John Casazza to Billy Harris pass which
netted 12 yards. Bob Kilbourn made good
his extra point attempt and the score was
This is how it ended at the half, 7-7.
The second half opened with Chowan kick
ing to Baltimore. Most of the third quarter
went the same as the first half, rough, head
to head football.
Chowan began driving again late in the
third quarter but was quickly stopped by
an intercepted pass. John Casazza’s pass
intended for Chip Burden was picked off by
It looked as though Baltimore got the
break for which they were lookmg. But
our Braves had other ideas. They stopped
Baltimore on four downs with a good de
fensive effort but failed to generate another
With the help of a 15-yard penalty, Balti
more put the ball in play on the Chowan
33-yard line as the third quarter ended.
In the fourth quarter Baltimore scored
on a 8-yard keeper by quarterback Dane
Romanoski. The point after was good, and
it was 14-7, Baltimore.
Things looked dim for the Braves until
Coach Garrison gave Casazza the “go”
sign to start his passing game. With two
“key” receptions by end Billy Harris, Cho
wan was driving again.
The Braves scored on a 16-yard pass
from Casazza to Harris who fought his
way into the end zone. Kilbourne’s kick
was good and it was all tied at 14-14 with
5 minutes left on the clock.
The Braves kicked off and held Balti
more on four downs to take possession
again. Casaza then took the Braves all the
way down to the 1-foot line on nine plays.
With fourth down, less than a minute left
to play and the score tied. Coach Garrison
decided not to gamble and sent Bob Kil-
bourne and the field goal unit on the field,
ilbourne’s kick was from the 8-yard line
but a strong rush by the Baltimore front
four blocked the kick._
This is how it ended in Baltimore, 14-14.
Chowan probably played one of the hardest
games they will play all year. If the Braves
play the same kind of ball tomorrow as they
did last Saturday, they should have very
little trouble with Potomac State.
Tomorrow the Braves will try and better
their record to 2-0-1. The team is off to a
good start, so let’s hope they can keep up
the good work bring home another victory.
The statistics, in addition to the score,
reveal how close the contest was.
Mulder book to be published Nov. 15
Professor Robert Mulder
By PHIL ROYCE
An early sell-out of the first edition of
“The Shepherd Who Stayed Behind,” a
book of poetry whose author is Chowan
College professor of English, Robert G.
Mulder Jr., is indicated by the response of
the public to the book.
am me building fund of Colerain Baptist
Church, where Mulder has been minister
of music for three years.
Publication date is Nov. 15.
According to Merville Sessoms, chair
man of the Colerain committee responsible
for the publication, "Over 425 copies of the
book have already been reserved in our
church office. We are highly enthusiastic
about the response given Mr. Mulder's book
The book includes a section on the subject
of Christmas including the title poem which
won Mulder the Eva Berry Harris poetry
award in 1963. For the past eight years he
has written a poem for his students and
mailed them during the Yule season to them
and other friends. These are included in
A series of 12 “Miracle Sonnets, " based
on Christ's miracles, were composed espec
ially for the publication.
One of the book's longer epics, '"The
Christmas of Timothy Frye, " tells of a
newspaperman who discovers the true
meaning of Christmas.
Mulder began writing poetry as a third
grader and his first poem, “My Farm,
won a cash award in a creative writing
contest sponsored by the Woodland
Illustrations used in the book were drawn
by Mrs. Eva J. White of Colerain and the
book's introduction is by the Rev. Bennie
Pledger, pastor of Colerain Baptist Church.
Mulder is a native of Potecasi. where his
parents live. He has been at Chowan four