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STUDENT NEWSPAPER OF CHOWAN COLLEGE
Vol. 2—No. 7
Friday, November 14, 19()9
Braves are victims of Wesley
Could it be termed 'Candid Camera?'
Miss Patricia Elaine Johnson, Miss North Carolina, would hardly be pleased
for this candid shot to get wide circulation. The photographer caught here
unaware and snapped at an inopportune moment. But isn't that a fascinating
Five bonds helped moke
Homecoming o top event
By LARRY N. MATTHEWS
No homecoming parade or football game
would be complete without at least a couple
of bands to add color, music and pretty
girls. Chowan had an abundance of all these
two weeks ago with five, fine high school
bands on campus.
There were four of Iffiese bands in the
parade. Ahoskie High School in their black
and red uniforms. There was the high-
stepping C. S. Brown High School band of
Winton and the R. L. Vann High School Band
of Ahoskie. The Southampton band from
Courtland, Va., was al.so here for the
The featured band on the football field was
the North Stanley High School Band from
New London, N. C. They call themselves the
According to Dean Lewis, New London,
N. C. is somewhere in the vicinity of Char
lotte. He said the Comets left home on
Friday evening, spent the night in Hen
derson Friday night, and got to Chowan
after the parade Saturday.
Chowan gave the band their noon meal
and packed them “sack lunches" to take
on the trip back to avoid having to stop
for food. This kind of trip surely was quite
a strain on these students. Chowan College
is very grateful to them.
Dean Lewis says that the reason for
getting a band from that part of the state is
to make students in that largely populated
area aware of Chowan. They usually are
favorably impressed once they can be
lured down to visit the campus.
At last Saturday night's game with
Wesley the halftime show was presented
by our Majorettes and Bravetts and the
Bertie High School Band. Bertie is one
of the many fine bands in the eastern part
of the state. They are 115 strong.
The Plymouth High School band will
perform for us at the Nov. 21 game with
the Davidson Junior Varsity.
Plymouth recently traveled to New Lon
don to a band competition organized and
hosted by P. P. Brouillette, band director
at North Stanley High School. Bands came
in from all over the state and the competi
tion was extremely stiff, but Plymouth came
We are certainly looking forward to a
fine show from them on Nov. 21.
By PHIL ROYCE
Wesley Junior College of Dover, Del.
swamped Chowan College 41-14 Saturday
night in the rain at Chowan Stadium but
fireworks were provided the Braves' fans
by two small, spunky backs, Durham's Ron
nie Jarmon and Bobby Comenford of Annan-
Chowan was playing without the services
of starting quarterback John Casazza and
tailback Dan Dayvault, who is also the No.
2 quarterback. That put Vince Maggio of
Far Rock away, N. Y. on the spot as start
ing quarterback and he probably wished he
was “far away.”
Wesley acted like a good heavyweight
against an outmanned foe and put the game
out of reach early. Super tailback Bryan
Chiles, the junior college answer to 0. J.
Simpson, scored three touchdowns on runs
of one, two and 10 yards. Quarterback
McAuley passed for two TD’s to halfback
DeBennidy and Toomey kicked four extra
points for the Wolverines’ 37 first half
Chowan was shut out at the same time
and managed only one first down, coming
on a penaltv against Wesley. The Braves
had minus 30 rushing yardage. Maggio com
pleted one throw to Carroll Hart the receiv
er. That was Maggio's only completion.
At halftime the wet fans enjoyed the
music, marching and color of the Bertie
Senior High School band of Windsor,
Ronnie Collins director.
The second half found Chowan the “win
ner’’ 14-7 as Wesley emptied its bench but
occasionally brought its first team back-
field back into the game just to remind the
Braves of what they could do with Chiles.
Wesley scored once in the third quarter
on a run and added the extra point with
8:24 remaining. The rest of the game the
Braves contained the Wolverines and
sprung several surprises on unsuspecting
The first was a fullback draw executed
to perfection by sub Jarmon who took ad
vantage of a gaping hole, directed his block
ers, followed them and then sped to pay
dirt. His run covered 55 yards and came
with seven minutes, 24 seconds elasped in
the third quarter. Robert Kilbourne kicked
the point after and the score read 41-7.
Head coach Jim Garrison and Comen
ford teamed up for the second TD, which
came with 2:32 left in the game. For the
second time in the half. Garrison directed
the speedy defensive specialist to fake a
punt and head for daylight. Comenford is
the type who likes to please and being no
radical he followed instructions. The first
time he tried his fakery he gained 12 yards
but this was not enough for a first down.
The second time was a different story as
he clicked his heels and roared around
left end in front of the Braves’ bench and
before you could sneeze there he was jump
ing for joy in the end zone.
Garrison and assistant coaches Sam
Surfing movie scheduled Nov. 19
The Chowan College Surfing Association,
a combined effort of several Chowan stu
dents to bring an interest in surfing to the
campus, is again seeking official affiliation
with the college as a recognized club.
Last semester a preliminary proposal was
presented to the college staff which recom
mended that the club show a surfing movie.
This movie has finally arrived and if all goes
well, will be shown on Nov. 19, at 8 p.m. in
the Columns auditorium.
The president of the Surf Club, Luis
Revelle, says of the movie; “Greg Mac
Gillivray and Jim Freeman’s new hit, “Free
and Easy,’’ offers a movie experience sure
to capture heart and imagination with its
superb blending of artistis imagery. It is a
film that truly depicts the carefree life that
today’s yound surfers live.
"Free and Easy" is the first combined
effort of the two young and unusually crea
tive film makers. This record-breaking
venture is marked by an approach that re
flects the flair and genius of their earlier
films: "The Performers'', "The Glass
Wall”, "Let There Be Surf", and "A Cool
Wave of Color"
Together, Mac Gillivray, '22. and Freeman,
23, traveled thousands of miles filming
thousands of feet of color film. From the
long coastline of California, where they
recorded some of the best surfing footage
in the past three years, to the lush outer
islands of Hawaii, the pair trekked carry
ing cameras, tripods and surfboards.
Seeking new surfing spots, you discover
with Mac Gillivray and Freeman the un
equalled tropical beauty of Oahu, Maui, and
Kaui You will surf with Billy Hamilton,
Mark M^rtison 'and David Nuuhiwa and
marvel at an island sunrise reflected in
the spectacular desolation of an extinct
The cinematic stle of "Free and Easy”
is direct, involved*and shaded with engag
ing touches of humor such as a classic
“old car” race from Kaena Point. Totally
the film is an experience that drenches the
viewer with sight, sound and color.
By expended time, sweat, energy, skill
and money Mac Gillivray and Freeman
have produced a sure hit — one that lets
each of us share an evening with those who
live and love that “Free and Easy” life.
The tickets to “Free and Easy” are 50
cents in advance and 75 cents at the door
All Chowan students, faculty and staff are
coordially invited to see “Free and Easy,”
and Chowan women students are reminded
that purchase of a ticket entitles them to
a free night out. There will only be one per
formance so do not hesitate, get your tickets
as there is a limited supply.
Green and Jerry Hawkins must have savor
ed this moment — though losing, their
brains and Comenford’s feet had caught
Wesley napping for the second time. And it
showed the Braves never give up — after
all they showed up for the second half and
and that’s more than some suggested.
They showed up and “beat ’ Wesley-
14-7. The "experts" always say the first
half isn’t important (don’t they?) and it’s
the last half that counts.
83 Yds. rushing 222
28 Yds. passing 66
111 Total offense 288
15 Passes att. 7
1 Passes comp. 4
90 Penalties 85
3 First downs 15
2 Interceptions by 2
2 Fumbles lost 1
Jarmon gained 75 yards on six carries and
Comenford 50 on two. Maggio was thrown
for losses totaling 43 yards but impressed
Braves’ fans with his spirit. He got “A”
for effort and his handoffs kept the Wesley
Chowan plays its last game Friday night,
Nov. 21 when they meet Davidson College
By MRS. EDITH LARSON
Tonight will be the last performance of
the “Chowan Players” three one-act
plays. Don’t miss it!!
Twelve pretty girls will wear sport, street,
semi-formal and evening outfits plus six
boys who will show the latest styles in
men's attire. Barbara Beech, Carolyn Dew,
Cheryl Dozier, Dianne Griffin, Kalterine
Gurganus, Eve Pelt, Peggy Proffitt, Mari-
anhe Pugn, Paaime Robinson. Joan Setiiff.
Betsy Smith and Judy Thomas are the
Barry Brown, Larry Hale, Nelson Jeff
reys, Scott Letchfield, Peter Sykes and
Rick Thorton will feature the men's fash
Paula Welch is the madame who owns the
exclusive fashion shop with Marcia Shapiro
playing the part of Olga, the Swedish maid.
A wealthy matron, Susan Brothers, with
her two daughters Meredith Kennedy and
Irene Flynn, are customers who came to
The French maids are Teresa Abbott
and Dina Hulings. Curtis Hambett is the
store manager. All of these characters
are listed in “The Nifty Shop.”
The second play “The Brute” by Anto
Cheklon features only three people. Mary
Joyce Owen portras Mrs. Popov, a rich
widow. James Morton plays the part of
Smirnov, a wealthy landowner. “Skip”
Holland is the old trustworthy servant to
“Spoon River Anthology" will be the first
play in this group of three one-act plays.
Written by Edgar Lee Masters and adapted
by Charles Aidman, it tells the story of the
inhabitants who lived in this small Illinois
The musicians are: Dorsey Gillie Ernest
Freeman, Derwood Gallop Mike Hopkins
and Pamela Keyes.
Readers are: Winston Carter, Kenneth
Compton, Michael Herbstreith, Arlie Jack
son, Billie Davis, Dori Doyle, Libby House,
Donna Tilton and Diane Trump.
Homecoming winners — Queen and Princess
Homecoming at Chowan gave every indication for an abundance of rain—
everyone remembers last year—but fortunately there was only intermittent
showers to mar the occasion. Homecoming Queen Ann Hobgood, left, is es
corted by Carl Bunn while Freshman Princess Linda Moyer is escorted by
wins first with float
The first day of November was two weeks
ago. How many of us remember what
happened that first day of November?
Last year an all-day rain cancelled the
annual affair of having the parade, but this
year with the threat of rain in the air the
parade went off as scheduled.
The 53-unit parade, which included five
high school bands and a convertible with
Miss North Carolina as chief occupant
formed on campus at 9:30 a.m. and at
9:55 a.m. the parade of all parades began.
In front of the reviewing stands passed
such people as the president and newly
elected president of the Alumni Association,
James Earl Taylor and Gene Williams, the
mayor of Murfreesboro; Mayor Hill, and
our Student Government Association pres
ident and his date, Lee Dunn and Susan
The five high schools bands were: South
ampton, Courtland, Va.; C. S. Brown, Win
ton; R. L. Vann, Ahoskie: and North Stan-
le. New London. The marching unit from
Southampton, Va. was extremely colorful.
Chowan’s sweethearts were never more
beautiful. The Majorettes, Bravettes and
cheerleaders were exciting in their uniforms
and sharp in their marching. The Chowan
pep band was a credit to the school in their
performance throughout the parade.
The floats that won first, second and third
place in the judging were: College Street
and Gibbs, first; West Hall, second; and
Jenkins and East Hall, third.
Chov/on’s 'Coffee House’ program
appears to gain student support
'Claudia how did you manage this?'
Miss Claudia Storniinger captured the role as faculty sponsor of Chowan’s
Surfing Association. Officers of the club are, from left to right, Luis A. Revelle.
president Rick Binder, secretary, and Jerry Winnelt. treasurer.The club’s
vicepresident. Gary Herubin, was not present
(Editor’s note: Members of News Writ
ing 101 were given an assignment to invest
igate and write a news story about Chowan's
first “Coffee House” program on campus.
The following three “assignments" are be
ing carried in “Smoke Signals” to give
students an understanding of some reaction
to “Rings and Things, ” a coffee house group
on campus during the third week of Octo
By CHUCK BOWEN
During the week of Oct. 20-24, Chowan
students were entertained by a Canadian
“rock” group. At least that is what they
called themselves. The group played in the
student union all during that week.
The first night of their preformance, the
students enjoyed listening to the “Rings
and Things” sound. It was something new
on campus and the students went for it
On the second night student reaction was
a little different. They discovered the so
called “rock " group did not know too many
songs. The group played the same songs
every night and after a while “Rings and
Things” became a little boring
On the third night it was really bad
It is a shame that Chowan could not get
a half way decent group. After all, the
group was paid $800.00 and all expenses
paid. Chowan could have gotten some group
for the same money that would know more
than 10 to 15 songs.
Whoever was responsible for hiring this
musical group ought to know something
about the group before they are paid. With
a httle extra effort we could have had a
real “swingin' ” group down here and the
students would have enjoyed it more.
Maybe next time, but I doubt it, not with
the promotions department we have here
By LAKRY N. MATTHEWS
The new "Coffee House " on campus is
proving to be very popular with students.
SGA President Lee Dunn hopes to see it
expand in the future.
Last year Dean Lewis told Lee Dunn, who
was freshman class president at that time,
about the coffee house circuit and asked
Lee to accompany him to Louisburg to see
one of the groups They made the trip and
were both very impressed with what they
saw Dean Thomson from Louisburg told
them what they would need to get the pro
ject organized at Chowan
During the summer Lee, now SGA pres
ident, and Carolyn Brinkley went o New
York to a Coffee House Convention at Lin
coln Center. At the convention they were
given information about how to get on the
They heard lectures by students from
colleges and universities across the country
on how they had their Coffee House prog
rams set up. Most important they heard
groups that actually perform on the cir
cuits do their stuff. Lee and Carolyn came
back to Chowan very optimistic about gett
ing the program started here.
The actual center of the organization is
the Bitter End Cafe in New York. This is
where many of the young entertainers got
their start. Bill Cosby performed there
Peter and Haul worked there as dishwash
ers. Mary was a waitress. They got together
and started performing between the regul
ar acts. Success was their reward.
Many college organizers visited the Bitter
End and expressed the need to get some
of these inexpensive but very talented groups
to perform at their schools. The demand
was so great that the management of the
cafe and some associates created a booking
agency. They set up circuits all over the
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