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PAGE TWO—Smoke Signals, Wednesday, September 16, 1970
You're in college now...
By JULIE HOSKINS
You’re in college now. Make the
most of it. Get involved. Make friends.
Do things. Enjoy it. Be happy.
That doesn’t mean just freshmen;
it means sophomores too. Many re
turning Chowan students never got
involved last year. Freshmen can
start now, becoming an active part
of Chowan College.
Studies come first--but college isn’t
just for studying. It's for learning.
You’ll learn in class but you’ll also
learn outside of class. Your time is
your own; spend it wisely. Get in
volved in activities. Chowan College
has clubs and publications for
students. Join a club. Help them
achieve their goal, whether it’s a
luncheon for new faculty members,
contribution to the March of Dimes,
or sponsoring a pit party.
Join a publication staff. “Smoke
Signals” is published every two weeks,
students help and suggestions are
welcome. Meetings are always opened
to all students. Letters to the editor
are accepted in the graphic arts build
ing. No letter will be ignored, but
letters must be signed to be printed.
An unsigned letter can not be printed.
Chowan also has a yearbook, ■■ine
Chowanoka." It’s composition is done
by students, and approved by the
Department of Graphic Arts. You can
help with its publication. Go to the
meetings and learn how you can be a
part of your college yearbook.
All local churches welcome
students. Become involved in their
activities. Help with church projects.
Be part of the community. Help
Make friends. Some of the closest
friends you'll ever have will be fellow
students. We’re all alike. We’re all on
our way to an adult world. Sharing
ideas and opinions with others helps
you realize the world around you as
it is; as you think it is, as others
think it is, and as it could be.
Don’t let yourself dwell on things
that don’t work out right. Work to
make things better. Help yourself.
Help others. Enjoy what you’re
doing. Smile a lot. One smile-
your smile-may help someone more
than you’ll ever know.
Be a part of the life around you.
Being happy is part of your success
Students Vote on Constitution
September 17 in chapel-assembly we, the
students of Chowan College, will vote to
accept or reject the proposed constitution
of the Student Government Association.
Before you vote, consider what you’re vot
ing for. Do you know what it does not in
The constitution defines the legislative
powers of the student body through the
Student Legislature. The Student Legisla
ture contains no part of the Men’s and
Women’s Judiciary Councils. Men’s and
Women’s Councils have separate Constitu
The Student Legislature is limited to 27
sophomores and 12 freshmen, regardless
of student enrollment in the school.
The Constitution provides standing com
mittees for Elections; Constitution, Regul
atory, Speakers, Popular Entertainment,
Movies, Orientation, Special Events, College
Boosters and Budget.
Judicial power is invested in councils;
Dorm Councils, Men’s and Womenls-Coun-
cils, Joint Council, and a Faculty Judicial
Article III of the constitution gives the
duties and responsibilities of the Executive
Can You Imagine???
Note to the reader: The following column
is presented strictly to add a little humor.
The situations described are not necessar
ily so. Anyone who is described in these
situations that is offended or embarrassed
should notify the reporter staff for an
immediate personal apology and we, the
staff will publicly apologize in the next
—100 per cent Chowan students participa
tion in campus activities.
—Chowan College becoming a University
—The 33-month Nursing Students going
over to the hospital five days a week
(leaving at 6 a.m.)
—The guys wearing suits to classes.
—100 per cent freshmen wearing their
beanies every day until Sept. 13.
—Ronaldo A. Karunungan running for
Governor of Murfreesboro.
—The entire faculty playing hooky from
class on Sept. 13, 1970.
—Mrs. Collins wearing a mini skirt.
By STERLING GATLING
Have you ever realized the importance
Or how good he’s been to you in your
You know being without Jesus is like
spring without fall
And with the absence of His love we're
nothing at all.
If you would only stop to think how
good he’s been
You would start being a Christian
and never go back to sin.
Jesus said that He is coming back
to this earth one day
To leave the sinners and take His
You don't know when he’s coming so
you should always be good
Then you will go with Jesus where a
To see Jesus Christ there is something
:you must do
And that is do unto others as you
-would have them do unto you.
If you follow this rule and do the best
Then I, am quite sure one day you'll
reach the promise land.
So in conclusion I would like to state
All elections are SGA sponsored.
Amendments may be proposed to add on
to or alter this constitution in future years.
When you vote; know what you’re voting
for. Don’t vote in ignorance. Read the pro
posed constitution in the Student Hand
book Supplement. For further information
attend the open forum Sept. 15 in Marks
Hall amphitheater at 7:30 p.m.
Vote wise. Ignorance is no excuse.
By David “Snake" Mayo
This column will be published bi-monthly
in Smoke Signals not because I enjoy
writing but to let you know what is
happening or happened here at Chowan.
By now most freshmen have adjusted
to life here at Chowan College. This year’s
freshman class seems to be the friendliest
in a while according to the returning
Juniors. It is pretty easy to get into Chowan
but hard to get out with a degree. So fresh
men this may sound like your old lady
but study. There is another way to get out
but I hope none of you get out that way;
seems no one has it in mind when they come
but it always happens. It is very easy to
get thrown out once this school gets your
money. Hope all you freshmen and sopho
mores play it cool this year for I have
already been asked to withdraw l>ecause
I was at a party under the bridge where
some funny cigarettes were supposed to
be going around. So all who have long hair
here are probably labeled as drug users.
It takes only two persons’ signatures
to get you thrown out of here if they say they
have seen you use dangerous drugs or
marijuana. I hope all you students have
come down here for an education. It
isn’t much fun being accused of smoking
marijuana and being questioned by the
Dean and our two security officers when
you wanted to sleep. I guess it would even
be worse if you were guilty. But it is your
life, but at least do your smoking or what
ever when you go home. If you don’t
believe the advice, you'll see, and you will
regret you are so brave. But take it with
as many grains of salt as you like, but I
promise you it will result in a bad scene
for you and your family. Officer Silva and
Officer Graham know what’s going on around
here all of the time. Both are good at their
jobs and should be respected, for it’s a
hard job. So don’t think you’ve got them
snowed, for you will find you’re on thin
ice. I really hope nothing about drugs
happens on this campus any more for 1
know I want my name clean of the subject
and so does the school.
Hope everyone has their car registered
but if you don’t you will get a ticket. If
you get the ticket, don’t complain that
you didn’t have the $15 and that $15 is
too much. We all should have complained
about the way parking was handled for $15
is out of reach, especially if you have to
walk from West to ^uth to ride down to the
Pub. Everyone should park where their
stickers says for if you don’t it’ll be more
money. Money! Money! Money!
The S.G.A. had a good band the first
weekend. Karmya was really enjoyed
from what I hear. It only takes a few min
utes to tell some members of the S. G. A. how
much you like something or dislike it. They
are here for you and they can help us have
a better year. It’s a hard job so let’s make
it easier for them!
Persons are needed to write on the Smoke
Signals. It's our paper and our last chance
to bring us together. Freedom of the press
prevails here at Chowan, so use it.
My roommate just told me he wishes
his classes were at three in the morning.
By PAM MAHER
People come and go.
But yet we live in
A world that is so.
Great of knowledge.
And this is to
A person at Chowan College,
Who is sweet
In every way possible.
So let a life live.
I love this world
God made; in the world
Religion is the greatest
Thing ever possible.
So everybody is able
To believe in God,
Who came with the sins of Adam
He forgives us in every way
And will make our stay
On earth a happy one.
May God Bless the
By RONALDO A. KARUNUNGAN
This piece can be best described as
the first in many ways. It is the first
story in this column; the first appearance
of this column is the Smoke Signals;
and the first issue of the Smoke Signals
for this academic year.
The whole “Chowan College Family''
looks forward to this year as one of the
best years to come to Chowan College. The
formation of this goal is quite easy but the
accomplishment is much more difficult
than one can imagine. It will require a
well-coordinated effort from all the groups
that comprise the Chowan Family-from
administrative officials, student leaders,
and students, in general. It is just like
playing the piano-using less than ten
fingers results in a poor sound. On the
other hand, pressing the ten fingers all
at the same time results in a terrible noise.
It needs coordination among the ten
fingers to produce a good melody. The more
systematic we are in using the ten fingers,
the better the sound of music that we get.
If this year we can harness the best har
mony from all the sectors of the Chowan
Family, then undoubtedly, this will mark
the beginning of the best years for Chowan.
If we pry into the existing condition
of the college community we will dis
cover that the administration is a major
factor in creating the atmosphere of
cooperation among other groups. We are
fortunate that the administrative officials
have confidence in the ability of the
student leaders to perform their respective
duties. This confidence however, should
not be expressed in words only. It must
be manifested in action by respecting their
views and opinions. It does not imply that
the student leaders will have the final say
on student matters, but at least, let them
govern the student activities with the
minimum restrictions. It will certainly
stimulate interest and generate new ideas
that can be injected into the organization.
As the year progresses, conflicting views
will constantly arise within the student
ranks. I feel that to criticize the students’
shortcomings is essential. It is hoped that
in reciprocity, all our fellow students will
not hesitate to criticize us, their leaders,
and will give us their suggestions. In the
same token, they should be aware of their
responsibilities and have enough courage
to accept them. Let them be reminded that
however active a handful of students may
be, only a concerted and united effort sup
ported by the student body will work out.
At the commencement of this year, it
would be to our advantage to expose the
mistakes of the past, without malice to
anyone. It is important to analyze it with
a positive attitude so that work in the
future will be done more carefully and more
The administration through the faculty
committees on two occasions overruled
the will of the student body. One was when
the student assemblies voted against the
dress policy on Wednesdays and Sundays.
The other was when the SGA Senate passed
a resolution changing the library hours
to suit their study schedules. In both in
stances, faculty committees turned down the
students’ pleas for reform.
The student leaders of last year also
had some misgivings of their own. They
did not give emphasis to informing the
students of the various activities going on.
They assumed that what they know is al
ready understood by the students. The
students consequently lost their sense of
belonging to the SGA. As a result, apathy
set in, as evidenced by low-voting percent
age and very poor attendance in several
lectures sponsored by the SGA.
The student body was not entirely
blame-free at all. They displayed very im
mature actions in many Chapel-Assemblies.
This can not be blamed on any other sector
of the Chowan Family but the students
These are the mistakes that lie before
us. I trust that we can work together to
make these mistakes the keys to success
By PROF. WES CORBETT
The following questionaire was given to
90 Chowan College sophomores in order
to gather information on their religious be
liefs and behavior. The questionaire covers
the degree of an individual’s involvment
in the associational aspect of his religion
or church attendance, the individual’s assent
to prescribed doctrines or doctrinal ortho
doxy, the individual’s devotional orienta
tion or the frequency with which he prays
and seeks to determine God’s will when he
had important decisions to make, and the
individual’s adherence to some fundament
The samle included fifty males and forty
females enrolled in Sociology 205. There
were 71 protestants, six Catholics, no Jews,
and 13 students who listed themselves as
being something other than protestant. Cath
olic, or Jew.
The questionaire is divided into two sec
tions, I and II. The figures listed after each
answer in section I represent the percentage
of students who agreed, dissagreed or were
undecided about each item. On section II
the percentage of students who responded
to each answer are given following each
1. The work of the church could be just
as effectively done by the schools and social
agencies. Agree 24, Disagree 66, Undecided
2. All miracles in the Bible are true.
Agree 25, Disagree 55, Undecided 19.
3. In general I consider church attend
ance a waste of time. Agree 27, Disagree 64,
4. Jesus was born of the Virgin in a
manner different from human beings. Agree
44, Disagree 39, Undecided 17.
5. God's word in the Holy Scriptures is
man’s ultimate authority. Agree 42, Dis
agree 38, Undecided 20.
6. I believe in Hell as a form of exist
ence in a future life. Agree 46, Disagree 37,
7. The gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke
and John contain some legendary mater
ial. Agree 64, Disagree 10, Undecided 26.
8. God is only a symbol of man’s ideals.
Agree 29, Disagree 51, Undecided 20.
1. About how often, if ever, have you
attended religious services in the last year:
1- once a week (22), 2- two or three times a
month (24), 3- once a month (14), 4- a few
times a year or less (26), 5- never (13).
2. Which of the following reasons on
this list is the main reason you attend
church: 1- Because I’ve always gone (12),
2- to meet my friends (1), 3- family or
friends expect it (21), 4- to worship God
or pray (29), 5- God expects it (2), 6- to
hear a sermon (2), 7- to learn how to be a
better person (6), 8- makes me feel better
(7), 9- other (10).
3. Would you say you attend religious
services more often, about the same, or
less often than you did one or two years ago:
1- more (10), 2- less (56), 3- same (34).
4. All things considered, do you think
you are more interested, about as interest
ed, or less interested in religion than you
were one or two years ago: 1- more (40),
2- about (39), 3- less (21).
5. Which of the people or things on this
list has had the greatest influence on your
religious beliefs: 1- friends (10), 2- teachers
(13), 3- husband, wife, or children (2),
4- parents (54), 5- ministers, priests, or
rabbis (14), 6- books (4), 7- TV or radio (3).
6. Do you take part in any of the activit
ies or organizations of your church other
than attending services? Yes (39), No (61).
7. Some people wonder whether there is
a God. How do you feel- do you believe
there is a God, or not: Yes (82), No (1),
8. Did you ever believe in God? Yes ( )
9. Do you believe that God answers
people’s prayers, or not? Yes (73), No (27).
10. How often do you pray? 1- daily (30),
2- weekly (25), 3- monthly (5), 4- a few
times a year (18), 5- rarely (22).
11. Do you believe in a life after death,
or not: Yes (74), No (26).
12. Do you believe that in the next life
some people will be punished and others
rewarded by God, or not? Yes (52) No (48).
13. Do you believe that, when they are
able, God expects people to worship Him
in their churches and synagogues every
week, or not? Yes (42), No (58).
14. Are you at all afraid of God, or not?
Yes (45), No (55).
15. Have you ever doubted that there
is a God? Yes (54), No (46).
16. When you have decisions to make
in your everyday life, do you ask yourself
what God would want you to do — 1- often
(16), 2- sometimes (57), 3- never (27).
17. Do you feel that you have the right
to question what your church teaches, or
not? Yes (90), No (10).
18. Have you read any part of the Bible
in the last vear? Yes I80). Nn I20)
By PROF. ROBERT G. MULDER
By PROF ROBERT G. MULDER
This column marks the beginning
of my fourth year as author
of this section of the student news
paper. As in former years, I shall
attempt to keep my remarks related
to things of a literary nature;
however, there will be times when I
shall have to deal with my pet
concern, ghosting and mysticism.
Last year after I had related one of
my personal experiences with
a ghost, somebody stopped me on the
campus and said: “What’s that got to
do with literature?”
“Everything,” I said to him.
The truth of the matter is that
ninety percent more matierial is
being published now on wonders of the
psychic world than was produced
ten years ago. Being an avid fan of
the psychic, I have purchased a good
many of these publications. In future
issues I shall review some of these
Soldier’s in Heaven,
President Tells Boy
During the summer a ten-year-old
boy named Gordon Danese of Essex,
Md. wrote to President Nixon con
cerning his brother, Rick, a much-
decorated soldier killed in Vietnam.
In the letter the boy told the Pres
ident that his brother liked the army
and that he was proud when his
brother’s thirteen medals were given
Young Gordon concluded his letter
by asking the President the following
question. “Do you think my brother
is in heaven now?” The following is
President Nixon’s reply.
“...When you lose a brother, it can
be very,very hard to be brave. Yet
since your brother was a hero, I know
for religion classes? 1- daily (6), 2- weekly
(8), 3- monthly (7), 4- a few times a year
(31), 5- rarely (48).
20. Do you feel there are any disagree
ments between what science teaches and
what your religious group teaches? Yes
(89), No (11).
21. Would you say that these disagree
ments are: 1- very serious (25), 2- some
what serious (48), 3- not very serious (27).
In analyzing the responses in section I,
a majority of students were in agreement
with tour items. The majority disagreed
that the work of the church could be replaced
by other institutions, that church attend
ance was a waste of time, and that all
miracles in the Bible contain some legend
ary material. Through breaking down the
responses by sex, items one, two, and four
show rather large percentage differences
in male and female responses. Thirty-two
percent of the males agreed with item one,
as compared to 13 percent of the females.
Thirty-eight percent of the females agreed
to item two as compared to 18 percent of
the male respondents, and 36 percent of
the males accepted that Jesus was born
of a Virgin birth as compared to 55 percent
of the females.
In section II it can be seen that the
majority of students go to church at least
once a month. A majority also attend
church less than they did a year ago and do
not take part in activities other than church
services. However, a breakdown by sex
is necessary to see a true picture of church
attendance. While a majority of the students
surveyed go to church at least once a
month, 54 percent of the male respondents
attend church a few times a year or less
while only 20 percent of the females fell
into this category.
Another large difference in religious be
havior of males and females is seen in
the number of times both sexes pray. Thirty-
eight percent of the males pray at least
once weekly while 58 percent pray a few
times a year or less. Females, on the other
hand, pray much more often with 78 per
cent praying weekly or more while only
17 percent pray a few times a year or
In the total sample a majority stated that
they have never doubted the existance of
God. However, once again there was a
large difference in the responses of males
and females. A majority, 66 percent, of the
male respondents had doubted the exist
ance of God while the female response
for the same item was 37 percent.
Thus in generalizing about student religi
ous behavior it can be stated that an
overwhelming majority affirmed the exist
ance of God and a near majority attend
church regulary. Few students are strict
fundamentalists and over half the students
are highly devotional (55 percent praying
Also, most students are doctrinally ortho
dox with the exception of a rhajority not
accepting the statement that God expected
weekly worship. In all areas a division of
responses by sex is necessary as females
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you will want to act the way he did,
and by showing your bravery, remind
others what a wonderful young man
“You asked me if Rick is in Heaven^®
I'm sure he is. He is also in another
important place - in your hearts and
your spirit. Don't ever forget that
your best brother was a hero not
because he liked to be in the war, but
because he wanted to save you and
millions of others from ever fighting
in a war...”
“American history is often rammed
down the throats of students from the
grade-school level to college grad
uation. They should get plenty of it,
of course, but they should get more
than they do from original sources-
not after it has been filtered through
indifferent textbooks and doled out by
too many teachers who think they
have done their duty when they ‘held
the book on the class.’
From long years past I can
remember a stubby book of some 300
pages that attempted to cover the
whole range of American history
from Columbus to William Howard
Taft. I am glad that I have forgotten
the author’s name, because I just
might put a curse on him for all the
misery he brought upon me. My
teacher, a wide eyed brunette of 21,
had gone to normal school for two
years and then descended upon us
with 50,000 watts of enthusiasm and
a brain the size of a barn swallow.
Miss Primrose - I’ll call her that -
thought the textbook had all the
authority of Holy Writ and that her
chief duty to mankind was to see to
it that every date was committed to
memory. The achievements of Millard
Fillmore’s administration were more
important than the swing of Pleiades
or the sounding of the Last Trumpet.
S»f'we ‘labored over ’cvWy' president
from George Washington, learning the
dates of every battle in the War of
1812 and memorizing the Emanci
She meant well, did Miss Primrose,
but she gave it up a few years later.
Last I heard of her, she married a
dirt farmer some miles up the Sus
quehanna and the two of them were
raising rutabagas in the garden
and pigeons in the attic.”
Being Formed Here
An organization called the Chowan
Sceince Service Organization is now
being formed on the Chowan College
This organization will being various
science programs to the campus, and will
try to make science interesting and
This organization will also participate
in college functions such as the spring
festival, and homecoming.
Membership requirements are serious
ness and willingness to get things done.
Anyone with these qualifications who
wishes to become a member is urged
to apply. For information, talk to Mr.
Hazelton or Mrs. Dewar in Green Hall,
or Arthur Riddle, South 816.
By STERLING GATLING
Death is a very unwelcome guest
That comes at unexpected times.
So while you are living you should do
To stay prepared for dying.
To get prepared you should love your
And put your trust in Christ.
You should also begin by helping
To lead a Christian life.
It’s no need to cry when people die
Because it’s what God wants to be
In the graves where the people lie
They will stay till eternity.
Then when Judgement creeps around
In the sky the thunder will roam
The sinful sinner will stay in the ground
And the Christian will go on home.
So in this poem you should have learn
That you weren’t put on earth to stay
Because Judgement day it will be