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'Homecoming’ promises to be a gala weekend
By ANNE HANDEL
Tomorrow is homecoming and “Astro-
world” is the theme. Involved in the events are
a casual dance (coat and tie for the boys)
tonight from 8 to 11:45 in Thomas Cafeteria
featuring Author Connley (tickets are $3 and
can be bought at the door).
A parade tomorrow starts at 10 a.m. at
Jones Drive and at 2 p.m. the Braves will
defeat Montgomery Junior College (Mary
land) from 8 to 11:45 p.m. a semi-formal
dance will be held in Thomas Cafeteria
featuring Billy Stewart.
The Sweethearts chosen are as follows:
Delta Psi Omega, Dale Wllard; Phi Tjieta
^appa, Patsy Goodwin; Smoke Signals, Mari-
linne Pugh; Monogram, Alice Cosnahar;
west, Julia Powell; East, Mary Jones; Gibbs,
Pam Martih; Mixon, Jenny Wong; McDowell
By PHIL ROYCE
East Carolina University freshmen reach
ed into their bag of tricks and unleashed sub
fullback Leslie Strayhorn who streaked 78
yards for a touchdown midway in the four
th quarter to dash Chowan College’s come
back bid and give the Baby Bucs a 33-27
victory Saturday evening at Chowan Stad
Running from the unfamiliar single wing,
East Carolina kept Chowan guessing with
laterals, delayed runs, sleight-of-hand, and
However, in the end the Pirates won on
the sheer power of Strayhorn. Chowan had
scored two quick touchdowns in the fourth
Three plays are slated
at Chowan Nov. 12-14
By PAULINE ROBINSON
Chowan players are now rehearsing for
three one-act plays scheduled for Nov. 12-
According to Mrs. Edith Larson, prof
essor of English and drama director, the
plays will include “Spoon River Anthology,”
written by Edgar Lee Masters which uses
poetry and folk music to explain various
happenings in a small Illinois town.
“The Brute” by Anton Chekhov demon
strates the power of a woman over a swash
Myers-Carrington’s “The Nifty Shop”
combines singing and dancing and high
lights a fashion show to close the program.
Previously the drama productions have
taken the form of long, three-act plays such
as “Life With Father,” “Pygmalion” and
Want a ride home?
Starting in the next issue of Smoke Sig
nals, there will be a column consisting of a
list of students going home who want riders,
their dorm, destination and the amount they
plan on charging.
Anyone wishing to make use of this col
umn please put the above information on a
card in Box 15.
Columns, Debbie Pickett; Superintendants,
Cindy Scott; Spanish Club, Gay Lafon; Jenk
ins, Steve Veazi; SNEA, Cheryl Fishell; Alp
ha Pi Epsilon, Richard Vaughan; College
Street, Richard Thorton; Belk, Tommy Arm
strong; Infirmary, Eddie Brown; Day Stu
dent Organization, Donna Martin; and the
Chorus, Amelia Garner; the Chowanoka,
The North Stanley Band of New London,
will provide the pregame and half time enter
tainment. Also, Miss North Carolina, Pat
ricia Elaine Johnson, a student at Meredith
College will crown the new Homecoming
The annual alumni luncheon and meeting is
scheduled for Thomas Cafeteria. Dr. Kelly
White, past president of Belmont College,
Nashville, Tenn. will be the speaker.
quarter to move to a 27-26 lead. What Stray
horn did after that shouldn’t happen — not
to Chowan anyway.
On the second play following Chowan’s
kickoff, the big back burst through the line,
broke several tackles, and raced 78 yards
for the winning score with seven minutes
Chowan made one first down after receiv
ing the kickoff and then was forced to punt.
After East Carolina made a first down,
Chowan’s defense stiffened and the Braves
had another chance late in the game.
Starting on their own 44, quarterback John
Casazza tossed 21 yards to favorite target,
Wingate Burden, to advance to the Pirates’
35. Casazza was then thrown for a seven-
yard loss, and on second down his throw
to Dayvault was no good, Casazza hit Morris
Newlin for eight yards to East Carolina’s 34.
With no time outs left, Chowan lined up hast
ily without a huddle. Casazza’s fourth down
pass to Burdent was incomplete and the
ball went over to the Pirates who proceeded
to run out the clock.
Chowan started the game with the inten
tion of desproving the claim carried on the
Baby Bucs’ chartered bus: “We’re not
good — we’re GREAT!” Chowan received
the kickoff and after an exchange of punts,
drove from their own 39 to East Carolina’s
13 where Robert Kilbourne kicked the first
of two field goals.
East Carolina grabbed the lead in the
second quarter when Strayhorn rambled
11 yards at the end of a 52-yard drive re
quiring seven plays, all on the ground. The
extra point attempt was blocked. Eight
minutes remained, time for another field
goal by Kilbourne, this time a 43-yarder to
tie the score at 6-6, and solo TD's by East
Carolina and Chowan.
With two minutes left in the half, Stray
horn scored from his one to climax a 77-
yard, nine-play drive. Bill Daniels kicked
the extra point but Chowan roared back 61
yards on six plays with Dayvault covering
the last yard. Kilbourne’s kick tied the
score at 13-13. The big plays were a 22-yard
pass from Casazza to Burden and 27-yard
scamper by Casazza.
At halftime, the Bravettes, 12-member
girls’ drill team from Chowan and the Prin
cess Anne High School band from Virginia
Beach, Va. entertained the fans.
The floats entered in the parade are as
follows: WRA, “Rock It;” BSU, “And God
saw everything and said it was good;” SNA
“Up, Up and Away;” Belk and Evans House,
“Reach for the Stars;” Mixon, “The Inter
planetary Conquers” College Street and
Gibbs, “Let’s get down to earth;” and Jenk
ins and East aren’t giving any secrets away
Since the parade will leave Jones Drive at
10 a. m., all floats and automobiles should
be in place by 9:30. The line-up is as follows:
1. Police car
2. Fire truck and the Murfreesboro Cheer
3. Rescue Squad
4. Mayor Hill
5. SGA President, Lee Dunn and Susan
East Carolina threatened to break the
game wide open in the third quarter on two
TD runs by Mark Hamilton, tailback. The
plays covered 21 and 41 yards and on the
latter he ran through the Braves’ defense.
Daniels made good on one of two attempts
and the Baby Bucs lead stood at 26-13.
Chowan was shut out in the third quarter
but an injury to Casazza in the fourth serv
ed as a spark to ignite a rally that resulted
in two TD’s and two extra points with the
defense figuring big in both.
With East Carolina operating from their
own 14, the fired-up Braves, maddened by
the injury to Casazza, drove the ballcarrier
back into his endzone where he was hit by
three Braves. Bob Comerford picked up the
fumble for a TD and Kilbourne split the
uprights on signal to narrow East Carolina’s
lead to 26-20.
After the kickoff. East Carolina lost the
ball on the second play when a stray lateral
was recovered by Nick Shook at the Green
ville lads’ 25.
Casazza rejoined his mates on the field
and called on No. 10, Dayvault, six straight
times. The last run was for four yards and
the TD knotting the score at 26 all. Kil
bourne’s kick made it 27-26 before the jub
ilant home fams.
Their celebration was short-lived, how
ever, when Straynorn turned in his gem,
his third TD of the game. Daniels’ kick
ended the scoring as Chowan suffered its
third straight defeat. The Braves’ record
in now 3-3-1.
Chowan’s leading ground gainer was Day
vault who gained 85 yards on 23 carries
and scored two touchdowns. Carroll Hart
added 22 yards on six tries. Burden caught
eight passes for 107 yards.
Chowan collides with Montgomery (Md.)
Junior College for homecoming Saturday
at 2 p.m.
6. Southhampton High School Band
7. Day student organization and sweetheart
8. Penny Infirmary sweetheart
9. Spanish Club sweetheart
10. Murfreesboro High School Homecoming
11. Circle K sweetheart
12. To be used by a late entry
13. Murfreesboro Boy Scouts of America
14. Chorus sweetheart
15. Chowan College SNA
16. WRA sweetheart
17. Chowan Majorettes
18. Chowan Pep Band and WRA float
19. Chowan Bravettes
20. Chowan cheerleaders
21. Smoke Signal Sweetheart
22. Belk House Float
23. Belk sweetheart
By The Associated Press
Move over Miss America. Your field
of competition has broadened.
Another barrier has fallen in the fight
for equal rights and opportunity. The
tough, hairy men on college campuses
have begun entering—and winning—home
coming day beauty contests.
At Temple University in Phildelphia,
Marc (Margo) Frantz was singled out
more beautiful than the 10 other contes
tants—all girls—in the homecoming queen
No one could offer much of an explana
tion for Frantz’ smashing success in his
first such contest. No doubt it was his
One student. Rich Le Blond, idd con
cede this much: “Homecoming had never
amounted to anything. But now its really
something.” Frantz, who said he wanted
to combat campus apathy, got 64 per
cent of the student votes cast.
In the princess contest at Western Con
necticut State College in Danbury, Conn.,
members of the football team sponsored
Joe (Tiny) Sacca, a 270-pound defensive
lineman from New York City.
Tiny, wearing an ankle-length pink gown
was crowned Fairy Godmother even though
he got more votes for Crowned Princess
than any of the five girls who were
officially in the running. The college
administration said Tiny couldn’t be Crown
Princess but they agreed to let him be
The Princess, Lulu Anderson of Newton,
Conn., said she didn’t mind cominng to
second to Sacca. Her reaction, like every
one elses on campus: “It’s a Gass.”
The new broadening of contest rules
has not extended to all campuses. Despite
his goatee, Marvin rexford was declared
ineligible in the Contra Costa College con
test at San Pablo, Calif. Students voted
him down 236-73 in a special referencum.
Rexford said he was really only trying
to show “what a waste of time and money”
such events were.
California has not excaped male eman
cipation entirely. Last Wednesday Mark
Wall, a sophmore English major,
was elected president of the Associated
Women Students of Harnell College in
Salinas by vote of 88 to 61.
At the University of Oklahoma, Dave
Wanser of Des Plaines, 111., a senior,
won the homecoming queen’s crown on
write-in votes. Officials declared him in
eligible. They said he didn’t register prop
erly. But Wanser was named Miss
Congenality and given a dozen roses before
60,000 football fans.
Howard Bokensbaum campaigned against
11 girls running for homecom
ing queen at Washington University in
St. Louis. “All the girls are beautiful
and may the best man win. I have com
plete confidence that when the results
are announced I will have won or lost,”
plan for draft
By JIM ADAMS
Associated Press Writer
WASHNGTON AP — Efforts to open up
President Nixon’s draft lottery plan for a
sweeping Selective Service overhaul today
after nervous House leaders abruptly can
celed a Wednesday night vote.
Dissidents said the delay gave Nixon and
House leaders time to line up votes needed
to restrict House action to the lottery plan
“It’s a long time between Wednesday
night and this afternoon if the President
really wants to move in and work on them,”
said Rep. Richard Bolling, D-Mo.
The drive to open up the lottery bill for
rewriting the entire draft act on the House
floor was assumed headed for easy defeat
until the vote was called off in a surprise
turnabout by House leaders Wednesday
They reportedly believed they had the
votes to defeat the move even though many
congressmen had left for the night-but
were unsure enough to delay the vote until
nearly all members would be on hand.
Bolling charged during House debate the
prohibition against broad draft reform was
contrived to force Congress to turn its res
ponsibility for writing Selective Service
laws over to Nixon.
24. Delta Psi Omega sweetheart
25. C.S. Brown Band
26. To be used by a late entry
27. West sweetheart
28. West float
29. Superintendant Barracks sweetheart
30. Student NEA sweetheart
31. BSU float
32. Chowanoka sweetheart
33. Alumni Association
34. Ahoskie High School Band
35. Mixon float
36. Mixon sweetheart
37. East Sweetheart
38 Jenkins sweetheart
By PAULINE ROBINSON
The S.G.A. met Oct. 23 for its second
Senate meeting. Plans for homecoming
The lineup for the homecoming parade
will be at 9:30 Saturday morning. The
procession will begin at 10 a. m., and
proceed through town.
Floats, which have each been given $15
by the SGA to supplement their cost, will
be judged. The winning float will receive
a certain number of points toward earning
the President’s Cup, given in the spring.
It was decided that the 1969 homecoming
court will ride on a float while sweet
hearts of the various clubs and dorms
will ride in convertibles.
Escorting the girls in convertibles will
be presidents of the dorms and clubs.
Arrangements for the dances tonight
and Saturday night were completed by the
Senate. Decorating for tomorrow night’s
semi-formal will be done by East and
The method of student voting for the
homecoming court nominees was estab
lished. The voting took place in the stu
dent union from 12:30 to 5 p. m., on
Thursday of last week.
Pictures of the sweethearts and court
were made on Monday afternoon. The
girls on the court were presented in as
sembly on Thursday. The football team
is to choose the queen and freshman
Hey there, what...
No, flag pole climbing is not a new
fad. In this case it was necessity last
Saturday night as Martin Aderhold
makes like a monkey to repair a
chain which broke during flag rais
College Street sweetheart
to be used by a late entry
Gibbs House sweetheart
College Street-Gibbs float
McDowell Columns sweetheart
Me Dowell Columns float
Phi Theta Kappa sweetheart
Monogram Club sweetheart
Alpha Pi Epsilon sweetheart
Miss North Carolina
Homecoming Court Float, made by the
The SGA announced that tickets for
tomorrow night’s dance could be pur
chased for $3 a couple ahead of time at
Also discussed at the meeting was the
purchasing of flowers for sweethearts and
the court by the SGA. Boy sweethearts
will be given boutenirs and appropriate
corsages will be given to the co^ sweet
hearts. The homecoming court will be
presented with bouquets.
Dress code for tonight’s dance with
Billy Steward was established as casual
but tomorrow night’s dance with Arthur
Connelly is semi-formal.
The Senate meets each second and
fourth Wednesday night in the month in
Marks Hall at 7:45. Roll is taken. Rep
resentatives from each club and organi
zation must be present.
U.S. postage stamps
ATLANTA Ga. (AP)—Two inmates at
Georgia’s maximum security prison at
Reidsville have been charged with counter
feiting U. S. postage stamps, using the
prison printing press.
Federal Agent Barney Wentz said yes
terday that Jerry Dean Escue, 27, and
Sterling Thomas Adams, 41, will be tried on
charges in federal court in Swainsboro
He said the men are charged with print
ing 1,264 fake six-cent stamps last Nov
ember. They were caught when a post
master in a small Georgia town noticed
something wrong with a number of stamps,
“The stamps were of good quality. They
were so good that I might have innocently
used one myself,” he said.
The Secret Service is still looking for in
mates at the federal prison in Atlanta who
printed several thousand dollars in counter
feit $20 bills on that institution’s printing
press last year.
Wentz said Escue and Adams face a max
imum penalty of 15 years on conviction
of the latest charge. Escue is serving five
years on forgery. Adams is serving 15 years
for child molestation.
Laird seeks advice from
STEVENS POINT, Wis. (AP)—Secretary
of Defense Melvin R. Laird came to Ste
vens Point State University Wednesday
seeking a “real confrontation of ideas”
with young people over major issues of the
The setting was a youth leadership con
ference which the defense chief began
sponsoring back in the days when he was a
congressman from Wisconsin’s 7th District.
In opening remarks, Laird told 250 high
school pupils he finds contacts with young
people helpful because “they give me an
insight into what young people are think
ing, what is bothering them and what they
think we in government might do about
All you guys and gals 'BEWARE'—ghosts and goblins are having night out
to EC freshmen
Volume 2 - No. 6
Friday, October 31, 1969
STUDENT NEWSPAPER OF CHOWAN COLLEGE