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Everywhere were campaign posters--the purpose. Freshman officers
Regis Pasquier, young and celebrated
violinist, presented a concert Nov. 23 at
4 p. m. in McDowell Columns auditorium.
Pasquier’s appearance was the first of
the season sponsored by the Chowan College
Community Concert Series.
Pasquier, 22, was first projected into the
spotlight when, at 12, he won first prize for
violin at the Paris Conservatory and one
year later the first prize for Chamber
Music from the same institution. He was
first heard in North America at 14 when
he toured Alaska nnd Western Canada.
The concert tour has taken him to Paris,
London, Holland, Belgium, Switzerland and
Spain and throughout the United States.
Typical of the raves he has received is
the comment of the Los Angeles Times'
critic, who declared: "Young Hasquler is
gifted. He has poise, seems oblivious to
technical problems, performs with genuine
Freshman dazzle sophs
cop flag football victory
By HARRY LINDSTROM
Immediately following the Powder Puff
game, the boys had the All-Star Flag Foot
ball game. It just wasn’t the sophomores
night. It started off fine when Fulcher
passed to Perkins for a sophomore score
after a 90-yard run. The extra point was
good. This was the second play of the game.
The freshmen then had a touchdown call
ed back. In the second quarter the jinx was
still on the freshmen when they had their
second touchdown called back.
The sophomores edged ahead by another
touchdown pass by Fuldher. This time it
was to Don James. The extra point was no
good. Then the freshman Ransome connect
ed with Frazier who threw to Derick for
the score but lH5'e*:tra point was no good.
The jinx was lifted just after half-time
activities which consisted of several bird
Miss Langston tell Spanish Club
of exchange summer spent in Peru
The club, composed of 70 intermediate
and advanced Spanish students has an
agenda of interesting meetings.
For their organizational meeting the offi
cers met in the home of the club sponsor,
they were served a fiesta of Mexican foods.
In October a program was presented by
Miss Paige Langston, who gave a talk and
showed slides concerning her summer in
Peru as an exchanged student from Gates
County High School.
Among other meetings and events spon
sored by the club will be a December
assembly of songs and narration depicting
Christmas south of the border.
In April 22, the club will bring to our
campus the movie “For Whom the Bell
Tolls,” which was filmed in Spain.
The purpose of the Spanish Club is to
provide contact outside the classroom with
the Spanish-speaking world.
Officers for the 1969-70 academic year
are: Carol Gunter, president; Randy Whit-
temore, vice president; Ann Zepp, secre
tary; Steve Davis, treasurer; Ricky Clary
and Gay Lafoon, social co-chairmen; Pat
Clifton, chaplain; John Williams, club re
porter; and Joyce Dodsen, freshman repre
Her light shines brightly
Volume 2—Number 8
STUDENT NEWSPAPER OF CHOWAN COLLEGE
Friday, December 5, 1969
Murfreesboro, North Carolina
calls heard only by press-box spectators.
The freshmen intercepted a pass and Jim
Beirne ran 60 yards for the score. The extra
point was no good.
A few plays later the freshmen intercepted
another pass and Beirne passed to Brown
who in turn passed to Bob Chesser for the
score. The extra point was good.
The most spectacular play came in the
fourth quarter. Douglas handed off to Ran
some; he passed. Babb of the sophomores
tried to intercept, but Baby Babb babbled
the ball and blew it, right into the arms of
an onrushing freshman, Derick, who cross
ed the goal line for the score. The extra
point attempt was no good.
Then again the lightning-quick freshmen
came Into BOTCH things up by Intercepting
another pass and running it 99 yards for a
touchdown. It was intercepted by Derick,
who passed to Mayo, who passed to Hart,
who scored. The extra point attempt failed.
7 first quarter 0
6 half 0
0 third quarter 6
0 fourth quarter 18
13 Final 31
The girls who will represent Chowan in
varsity basketball have been chosen. Mrs.
Collins said that the names would not be
released until a later date, however.
Some of the girls are to do some basket
ball demonstrations on Dec. 6 at East Caro
lina Association of Health, Physical Educa
tion, and Recreation Convention.
take win 13-0
By HARRY LINDSTROM
Tha annual Powder-Puff football game
between the sophomore and freshmen girls
was held Nov. 25. It was an exciting game
with the savage sophomores stealing all
The sophomore team was made up the
following girls: Miriam Walter, Pat Coffee,
Donna Burnette, Cindy Brittingham, Susan
Long, Jean Massey, Jeannie Gay, “Geo
rge” Lynch and “Sam” Dodd. Their coaches
were Lee Copeland and Pete London.
Freshmen players were Patty Seay, Gayle
Morris, Joanie Elliott, Joy Carroll, Elaine
“Butch” Elian, Martha Casilear, Jan Her
mann, Mona Midgett, Theresa Pettengill
and Betty End. Their coaches were Ronnie
Powell and Skeeter Key.
It seems that “Sam” enjoys the ground
when it touches the entirity of her body
opposed to when just her feet are on it.
This is the implication the press-box and
spectators got on the first play when she
The scoring was done in the first quarter
by Jeannie Gay, who received a pass from
George Lynch. Jeannie also scored the
In the third quarter Jeannie Gay made a
65 yard run to score again but no extra
point was made.
The outstanding stars of the game were
Jeannie Gay and freshman Patty Seay,
who’s names seemed to monopolize the
The final score was 13-0.
Braves win 7-6
to end season
Very much in the Smoke Signals picture
By JULIE HOSKINS
Marianne Pugh may be seen sprinting
swiftly to the graphic arts building early
Saturday mornings when everyone else is
still asleep. The work is there and Marianne
is always willing to do it.
Marianne is a work-study student which
means that she gets paid for up to 15 hours
of work a week. But hours don’t matter
when there is work to be done. Marianne is
always there. Often she works overtime,
knowing that she will not be paid for it.
Graphic arts hasn’t been her life-long
goal. In fact, when she started college last
year, she was a liberal arts student. This
wasn’t what she wanted. She bluntly said,
“I hated it.”
Second semester, Marianne took a tele
typesetter course under Prof. Herman Gate
wood. This way she was introduced
graphic arts. It appealed to her—so much
so that she decided to enroll in the graphic
arts curriculum this year.
“I didn’t know what I wanted to do. Now
I’m in graphic arts all the way and I like
Changing one's major is a serious matter.
In Marianne’s case, it was the perfect
choice. She is devoted to the work she
does. She sets most of the type for “Smoke
Signals, " works with “The Chowanian” and
helps on anything printed in graphic arts.
It almost sounds like a fairy godmother
steered Marianne to the right course of
study. She must have considered the
choice carefully. Many students are still
searching for their goals but Marianne has
certainly found hers.
Marianne is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Donald B. Pugh of Camden, N. C. She is a
1968 graduate of Camden County High
School, where she was very active in extra
Mulder's book of poems
is sellout in one week;
second edition planned
By PAULINE ROBINSON
Vice president Spiro Agnew has received
an autographed copy of Robert G. Mul
der’s, English professor at Chowan, first
book, “The Shepherd Who Stayed Behind.”
So have former Gov. George Wallace, of
Alabama; Terry Sanford of North Carolina;
and the present Gov. Bob Scott of North
Why and how? Well, on Nov. 16, a Sunday
evening, the Colerain Baptist Church gave
a candlelight reception and autographing
party for Mulder.
Approximately 150 guests attended the
party and the author, assisted by the book’s
illustrator, Mrs. Eva White, and Bennie
Pledger, pastor of the church at Colerain
and trustee of Chowan, who wrote the book’s
introduction, signed 250 books.
Among the guests were those who had
connections with the mentioned politicians
and sent them an early Christmas present,
an autographed copy of Mulder’s book.
Mulder stated that this autographing of
books for the already famed was “one of
the most exciting parts of publishing the
His book was a complete sell-out one week
after publication. Chowan’s bookstore sold
its 50 copies in just a few days.
Mulder hopes to print a second edition
Chowan student is
electrocuted Nov. 28,
Last rites Monday
Robert Lee Dagenhart, 20, a Chowan stu
dent and member of the Braves’ football
team, was electrocuted Nov. 28 when he
cut into a power line which he apparently
thought was dead.
Dagenhart was identified by Virginia state
police as a former resident of 6709 Hill Road
nounced dead upon arrival at Medical Col
lege of Virginia Hospital.
Virginia State Trooper C. F. Brock arrest
ed a companion, Bruce Lowe, of the 6700
block on Hill Road. He was charged with
petit larceny in connection with the removal
of the wire from poles owned by Virginia
Electric & Power Co.
The trooper said Lowe told him he and
Dagenhart had planned to remove the bare
copper wire from the poles leading to a
vacation house at the end of the road. They
did not know the wires were live.
Funeral services were held for Dagen
hart at the Joseph W. Bliley Funeral Home
at 1 p. m. last Monday. Burial was in Dale
By PHIL ROYCE
MURFREESBORO — In novels, and
often real life, on the coldest night in town
something significant happens. Such was
the case Nov. 21 at Chowan Stadium when
Chowan College not only ended play in
freezing weather with a game victory, 7-6
over Davidson College freshmen, but with
a winning season as well.
Chowan coaches, Jim Garrison, head
mentor, and assistants, Jerry Hawkins and
Sam Green, and players and fans will be
able to spend the rest of the winter savoring
the 5-4-1 record, which will also serve as a
Reflection reveals that the Braves’ record,
with just a few changes, could have been as
good as 7-2-1, but no one’s complaining with
their present record.
The Braves can thank sophomore fullback
Carroll Hart of Oxford, playing his last
game for Chowan as were a number of
other sophomores, and an aroused defense
for the victory over Davidson.
The game was as close as the 7-6 score
indicates. Chowan’s fearsome passing attack
was only a shadow of itself as Davidson
shut off this avenue of advance for the
Braves. The Braves’ score and most of its
yardage came on the ground.
Hart lived up to his publicity when he
rambled 27 yards for Chowan’s score with
44 seconds remaining in the first quarter.
Hart broke through the middle, shook off a
tackier, cut to the sidelines and with a
trail of red jerseys behiiid him, raced into
the end zone. Robert Kilbourne added his
biggest extra point of the season and Cho
wan had its game-winning point.
Chowan’s score was set up by the defense,
which stopped Davidson three times from
within the Braves’ ten. Twice the Baby
Wildcats had advanced to Chowan’s five
only to meet disaster. In the first quarter,
fullback Drew White fumbled on an end
sweep and an alert Claude Shell, Braves’
linebacker, recovered. Then late in the
second quarter Ken Johnson intercepted in
the end zone to halt the Wildcats again.
With 6:22 left in the game, Davidson thre
atened again moving the ball to the Braves’
nine. Four plays later they found themselves
on Chowan’s 12.
The tenacious defense made three inter
ceptions and recovered two fumbles dur
ing the game.
Two defensive backs, Johnson and Greg
Hartranft, teamed up to produce the inter
ception that led to the Chowas TD. Johnson
deflected a pass from Davidson quarter
back, Scotty Shipp, and Hartranft, fresh
man from Fulton, "N. Y., grabl)ed the ball
at Davidson’s 39. Four plays later Hart
Davidson got its points with 5:18 left in
the contest with Shipp running the last two
of a 47 yard drive. The Wildcats, to no one’s
surprise, went for two points but Shipp’s
pass fell incomplete as the Braves’ secon
dary provided tight coverage ot the in
But the most dramatic moments came
with only seconds remaining in the game.
Davidson, after receiving a punt, had been
stopped on their own 11-yard line. On the
next play, Chowan quarterback John Casazza
elected to throw and a Davidson player
came close to making an interception. He
had daylight in front of him. A second play
was equally daring, and the Braves went
for another touchdown but an end sweep
by Hart was stopped after a four-yard
advance. The game ended The Braves lost
>the ball on downs but linebacker Norman
Cage promptly intercepted a Shipp pass at
the 11. The Braves’ ended the game at
Three Braves picked up more than 50
yards on the ground. Hart gained 81, Win
gate Burden 59, and Dayvault 54. Casazza
completed five of 19 throws for 59 yards con
trasted with 217 yards rushing for the
Braves. Burden received three passes for
30 yards, Billy Harris one for 19 yards and
Dayvault one for 10 yards.
Spring semester statements will
be mailed from the business office
on December 8 with a January 1,
1970, deadline to be paid in full.
James T. Cooke, Director of Stu
dent Aid, urges you to take care of
your second semester fees at the
earliest possible date. If you will
be unable to meet second semester
expenses, come by the office of
the Director of Student Aid to dis
cuss your financial needs in detail
Chowan veterans honored by cafeteria
Adrian Wynns of Ahoskie places a piece of cake and American flag on the plate
of Tom Garner of Newport, N. C. as assistant cafeteria manager Roy Whitley
(center) watches. The cafeteria sponsered a Veterans’ Day dinner for all
Chowan vets and finished off the occasion with cutting the cake. The cafeteria
also had an “Old West Cook-Out” for other students. It featured as “Old West”
menu with cafeteria employees dressed in cowboy and cowgirl outfits.