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Rally Time Here Again; Club Seeks New Members STUDENT NEWSPAPER OF CHOWAN COLLEGE By ROBERTG. MULDER One has but to walk across campus to observe the many cars of various types and models. Parking lots are “bustin’ out all over,” and it is the desire of the Chowan Motor Sports Club to enlist many of the “new drivers” on campus into its auto organization. The primary function of the club is to sponsor events for driving enthusiasts. In past years these events have mostly taken ,^^form of auto rallies and have wRived unusually good response from students. A road rally is NOT an automobile race. The designed purpose or rallying is a race only in the sense that the driver races the perfect timing allotted in time-speed-distance. At no time in one of our rallies do we post speed directions in excess of state or town laws. Rally officials are careful to set the given course by following every driving law which may be encountered in an event. There is no place in a Chowan rally for speedsters, law breakers, or show-offs. We very vehemently discourage such, and instructions are double-checked to keep speed allotments and instructions within the reach of a safe driving experience. Cars leave the official starting point at one minute intervals. Each driver has a navigator for reading the instructions and assisting in the location of land marks and road numbers. Before departing each driver and navigator must sign the following self-explanatory statement: “I hereby relieve Chowan College and the Chowan Motor Sports Qub of any liability involving auto events sponsored in which I participate. This includes any damage to my car or any per sonal injury in the event of a mishap.” HOW IS PERFECTTIMING SET FOR AGIVEN RALLY? The officials who set up a road rally first select the course, drive over it, and record the directions by landmarks and road and high way numbers. In case of dirt track or roads with sharp curves, a speed less than the law allows is usually followed. Once the route is set up, the officials run the course four times keeping an accurate timing for each run. Perfect timing for a given rally is the average time taken when the four runs have been made. Sample runs are usually made at the same time on the same day a rally is scheduled to allow for average traffic and sun con ditions which are encountered in the initial event. Our rallies at Chowan normal ly have two closed Check Points with marshals who give penalty points to each driver depending upon off-time. For instance. Driver A leaves the official Need for More Support Stressed at Conference Participants in Chowan College’s Eighth Annual Plan ning Conference, held Sept. 15, heard college officials emphasize the need for support of the day-to- day operation of the institution. Following the theme, “The - Heart of our Mission,” the con ference stressed the critical need for support from the college’s public to help keep the cost of attending the private, church- related institution within the means of students from average families in North Carolina and Virginia. According to Bobby Cross, director of development, the conference represented a departure from previous ones which stressed the need for a specific building. He said the conference, instead, would mark the beginning of a program of annual support for Chowan. “We Professors Use Vacation Time For Studying Eleven of Chowan College’s professors used their summer for additional graduate study at nine colleges and universities. They include James B. Dewar, professor of science, Ap palachian State University; Mrs. Phyllis D. Dewar, science. East Texas State University; Mrs. Andrea Eason, business, Memphis State University; Doug Eubank, art. East Tennessee State University; Acheson A. Harden, mathematics, George Hazelton, science, and Mrs. Linda Tripp, science. East Carolina University; Robert Jones, business. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Carl H. Simmons, mathematics, Vanderbilt University; Daniel C. Surface, athletics, Azusa Pacific College and East Carolina University; and Merville Sessoms, Jr., Winona School of Photography. must strengthen the overall program of the college,” he declared. “This will require annual giving for the daily operational costs of the in stitution,” he said. The participants were told by Dr. B. Franklin Lowe Jr., dean of the college, of the need for a highly personalized liberal arts education based on Christian presuppositions. He also spoke of the necessary cost involved in maintaining high academic standards. Guy Revelle Jr., Chowan’s general counsul, stressed the need for alumni, friends and supporters to take seriously the appeals of Chowan and other institutions to which they are related. Expressing optimism of the future of Chowan College was President Bruce E. Whitaker. He challenged those attending the conference to help translate the need for annual support and join him in the work, mission and program of the college. “The individual student is at the heart of our mission — he is not alone — he is cared for and supported by people like you and those who join with you. With your help, we will not fail,” summarized Dr. Whitaker. Anyone for Tennis Game? Beef is in short supply. And Newsprint. And toilets. And now you can add tennis balls to the list. That’s right. The sport has become so popular that the three companies manufacturing tennis balls can’t keep up with demand. The 13.5 million tennis-playing Americans bought an estimated 7 million dozen tennis balls last year, and the consumption is up 10 per cent this year. Boyish Humphrey Bogart didn’t know what he was starting when he bounced through the French doors and declaimed “Tennis, anyone?” Speciol Day Scheduled For International Group On Saturday October 20, 1973, j::iiowan College is sponsoring an nternational Day. The Mur freesboro Rotary Club is par ticipating in the organization of the International Day. The President of Murfreesboro Rotary Club, Harry W. Whitley, will issue a welcome to in ternational students. Mr. Crimper, also of the Mur freesboro Rotary Club (MRC), will deliver a keynote address. Registration will be from 1:00 till 2:00 p.m. for students to be assigned to one of three groups. The selected theme is: Promote interest, understanding and good will. International representatives; which consist of students from Chowan College and North Carolina and Virginia high schools and twenty international officers in training at Fourt starting point at 3:30 o’clock; he is due at Check Point One at 3:58. It he arrives at 3:59-30, this means that he is one minute 30 seconds late and he receives eighteen penalty points. (The Penalty Point Chart used here was designed by Steve Gibbs, the first president and founder of the Chowan Motor Sports Club.) Perfect timing at check points is also averaged by four runs taken by officials. WHO WINS THE CHOWAN RALLY? The car returning to official finish line clocking the time nearest to the perfect time wins the rally. In almost every rally the winner is within 30-45 seconds of the perfect timing. The object of each driver is to mahe the perfect time as set by the of ficials. An accurate master sheet is kept on each entry. Penalty points are totaled at the finish line, however, they are used only to break a tie. In our last rally, for instance, two cars tied for third place; however, one driver had collected fewer penalty points than the other, thus declaring himself winner of that position. Each car uses the same rally route given at the starting point. The perfect timing tor check point stations and the finish line is derived in the explained manner. There is, therefore, a perfect time for each car depending, of course, upon his time of departure. Cars are lined up on a first-come basis. Cars arriving at the starting line late may be to a slight disadvantage it darkness falls before the route is completed. Adventure, competition, and an enjoyable driving experience are benefits to be derived from a Chowan Motor Sports Club rally, Winners of an event may realize financial rewards for the normal two dollars per car entrance fee is usually divided into three awards of twenty, fifteen, and ten dollars. Money in excess of award and rally expenses is placed in the club’s treasury. Volume 5—Number 1 Murfrectboro, North Carolina Wednesday, October 3, 1973 Homecoming Set October 13; Contestants for Court Sought By BOB ALLEN Having organizing and preparations are paving the way tor another exciting homecoming at Chowan which is slated tor Saturday, October 13th. Beginning Saturday morning at nine-thirty A.M., floats will begin lining up along Jones Drive and begin in procession at 10:00 A.M. sharp. Organizations con structing floats will receive $10.00 from the S. G. A. tor building purposes. No additional money will be given tor two organizations sponsoring one float. All plans tor floats must be submitted to the Dean of Students to avoid sponsors having iden tical ideas. For the float winning first place in the competition the S.G.A. will award a twenty-five dollar cash prize, second place will receive a ten dollar cash prize, second place will receive a ten dollar cash prize and third place honorable mention. The floats will be judged on originality and compliance with this year’s Homecoming theme, Chowan: A small college with a big heart. The marshals tor the parade this year oare Mr. Gilbert Tripp and Mr. Charles Nelson. The election of this year’s Eustis, Va.; will serve as resource persons in discussions related to three main topics: life styles, government, and economic conditions. Those participating in the programs will have an opportunity to attend two to three of these discussion groups. The program will begin at approximately 2:30 p.m., suing forty-five minutes for each discussion, and ending at 4:45 p.m. Since football is an American sport. International Day has been planned in connection with the Saturday night game between Chowan College and the junior varsity team of East Carolina University. The game will begin at 8:00 p.m. Carrie, N. C. High School band will provide half- time entertainment. Dean Lewis invites all Chowanian students to attend. A Message from Our President I appreciate the opportunity afforded me by Editor-in-Chief, Bob Allen, to extend greetings and best wishes to members of the Chowan College Family for the academic year 1973-74. At the annual Faculty Workshop just prior to the opening of the fall semester, I stated in part, “I feel in my bones that this is going to be a good year for us at Chowan, for all segments of the college community.” I do. It is my hope and prayer that my prediction will prove to be true. It will not be any better however than we, as individual members of the college community (students, faculty, staff, administration) want it to be. For instance, if one is to be successful in educational pursuits, definite time each day must be set aside for uninterrupted and serious study. Also, time should be set aside'for co curricula (intramurals, clubs, fellowship) ac tivities. If any given student is really serious about a meaningful educational experience, he or she mUst realize it requires “working at” it. As President, I am quite anxious that all of us live together in peace and harmony, and in common pursuit of quality education based on the presuppositions of the Christian faith. To the various members of the college community, this latter statement means different things—but the underlying principle is both basic and vital. Let me suggest that it will benefit the entire college community if attention will be given to the structured charts in teh Student Handbook, with respect to the organization of the ad ministration and faculty. These charts help guide one with respect to the fulfilment of needs which may arise—the person or the college committee whose attention one may wish to claim on any given matter. The college has been structured to make it possible for each and every member of the college community to make his or her “input” along the way. The Deans of Students, a faculty adviser, or a head resident can be of assistance to those who need or seek further advice along these lines. One last word. I hope that a sense of apathy and uninvolvement will not hover over the campus either during the fall semester or the spring semester. Approach each given day, week, month, semester and academic year with enthusiasm, a positive at^^tode and pur posefulness. It will make for a better educational experience, a better college, and a “happier” campus of students, faculty and administration. These are some of my thoughts and aspirations as we move into our 126th year as Chowanians all. Bon Voyage! BRUCE E. WHITAKER President Homecoming Court will begin with the nominations by the Day Students and all campus dor mitories and halls, each organization nominating two sponsors, one Sophomore and one Freshman. The nominations by Cottage I and College Street Hall will be included with those of East Dormitory, and the men in Cottage 2 with Mixon Dormitory. The sbcteen contestants, eight Sophomores and eight Freshmen will be presented in Chapel on October 8th and 10th. The Student Body will elect four Sophomores and four Freshmen to serve as the Homecoming Court. The ballots will be given as students enter Chapel. The members of the Chowan Football Team will elect the Homecoming Queen and an alternate, the Homecoming Princess (a Freshman) and an alternate. An array of twelve bands from various areas will provide musical enjoyment along with Chowan’s on stage band for the Homecoming festivities. The list will include: Mur freesboro High School Band, Deep Creek, Amelia County, Southern Nash, Eastman, Perquimans, Southampton, John Graham High School, Franklin High School, Aurora, Bertie Senior High School, Kenlpsville High School. These bands will climax their visit on campus at the Homecoming Braves vs. Lees-Macrae game with an arrangement of the Star- Spangled Banner and the Chowan Alma Mater played by all twelve bands on the field. Deep Creek High School Band along with the Bravettes will be the feature band at halftime. The Mayors of Emporia, Laskler, Suffolk and Courtland along with the Rayale Am bassadors will attend Homecoming as special guests. Students Visited GOVERNING BOARD MEETS—Dr. Bruce E. Whitaker, President of Chowan, gives a report to the Board of Trusttes in session Monday, September 24. Announce ment was made to the trustees and to the Board of Advisors that the "Mission Possible" campaign had reached its goal of $1 million in pledges and gifts for the new science-engineering facility which will be ready for use with the spring semester. $1 Million Goal Reached In Dorms For New Science Building As part of the fall orientation As part of the fall orientation program, citizens of Mur freesboro, representing area chui ches and civic organizations, visited in the residence halls of Chowan College students Monday night, Sept. 3. The program was coordinated by the Rev. Tom Caulkins of Murfreesboro Baptist,Church and the Rev. W. A. Wentz of Murfreesboro United Methodist Chuich. Others helping with the visitation program were: Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Malany, Billy Parker, Mrs. Raymond Meiggs, Mrs. Henry Burgwyn, Mrs, Percy Bunch, Mrs, James Stephenson, Mrs, Margaret Keys, Richard Robbins, Howard Hunier, Johnny Jackson and Robert Holland. “Programs of this type, sponsored by both the town and the college, explain why there is a good relation between citizens of Murfreesboro and people of the Chowan College community. Such conditions do not just happen. They result when people of the town and college share concern for one another,” said Clayton I.ewis, dean of students. Rail Strike Has Many Side Effects VANCOUVER, B.C. (AP) — The British Columbia rail strike could have an unusual side effect: Officials are warn ing women of a shortage of birth control pills. The Family Planning Associ ation said on Friday that sup plies destined foi the province have been held up because of the rail strike and supplies are short. The association suggested that women wishing to avoid pregnancy use alternate birth control methods. Chowan College has passed the $1 million mark in pledgps and gifts in its drive to raise funds for a new $1,2 million science- engineering facility. The announcement was made Sept. 24 by Don G. Matthews of Hamilton, general chairman of the “Mission Possible” cam paign, at a joint meeting of the Board of Trustees and Board of Advisors held in the office of President Bruce E. Whitaker, He said that $1,007,000 had been received in pledges and gifts. Commented Matthews, “We are grateful tor the pubhc’s acceptance of our call for assistance in providing the critically needed new science- engineering facility. The person who will benefit, of course, is the student. The new building will help Chowan to continue to offer a quality education to its stu dents,” he said. More Is Needed Matthews said Chowan had reached the “publicly announced goal of $1 million in gifts and pledges,” but that an additional approximate $96,000 is needed to complete the project. He said this woffld include landscaping, parking and lighting. The total cost of the building equipped is $1,229,660,72, Matthews noted. Construction of a new facility was first recommended by the Fifth Annual Planning Con ference in September, 1970. The conference participants suggested a campaign to raise funds to replace the present science building, Green Hall, constructed in 1956 for a student body then numbering 300. Chowan’s soaring enrollment during the 1960’s had forced students to meet in overcrowded classrooms and laboratories. In January, 1971, the Board of Trustees, with M. E. Valentine of Raleigh serving as chairman, authorized the campaign. The response of the administration was the planning and im plementation of the Mission Possible program. Named chairman was Matthews, then a trustee and presently chairman of the Board of Trustees. The campaign was launched in September, 1971 with an initial gift of $100,000 from long-time supporters, Mr. and Mrs. Elwood W. Parker of Murfreesboro. Chowan’s own faculty and staff pledged $112,000. The Sixth Annual Planning Conference held that month, was devoted to in forming and training the volunteer leadership concerning the Mission Possible program. By late November, Chowan had reached the halfway mark. Groundbreaking ceremonies were held on February 21, 1972, Chowan’s president called the occasion “the initial step in a long cherished dream . . . fulfilling a critical need.” Dr, Whitaker also said the groundbreaking was the result of “hard work expended on raising funds by many different Continued on Page 3 Budget Is Approved Approval of a budget of $2,435,000 for the 1973-74 academic year was given on September 24 by the Chowan College Board of Trustees meeting in the office of President Bruce E, Whitaker, This is the same amount as last year. Meeting with the Board of Advisors, the trustees also heard a presentation by Dr, Ben C, Fisher, executive secretary- treasurer of the Education Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, Dr, Fisher spoke on organization and responsibilities of trustees. New Advisors Three new advisors were welcomed: Charles K. Dunn, Jr., Rocky Mount and Chesapeake; Kenneth K. Dews, Winterville; and Keith L. I^mb, Plymouth. Elected chairman of the Board of Advisors to succeed James B. Powers of Rocky Mount was Dr. H. Melvin.Kunkle ot Portsmouth. Grover E. Howell ot Weldon was elected vice chairman. Elected to the new established executive committee ot the Board ot Advisors were Mrs. Texie C. Marks ot Boykins; C. M. Jarvis of Roanoke Rapids; Charles K. Dunn; Kenneth K. Dews; and Dr, Kunkel and Howell, Ex officio members are Matthews, Powers and Dr, Whitaker, The meeting was highlighted by the announcement from Don G, Matthews of Hamilton, chairman ot the Board of Trustees, that Chowan had passed the $1 million mark in pledges and gifts tor the new $1,2 million science-engineering tacihty. Fall Enrollment Clayton Lewis, dean of students, told the group that the tall enrollment was 1,141 fulltime students as compared to ap proximately 1,200 tor the pasl academic year, Chowan’s president announced that Founder’s Day would be held Oct. 12 with Dr, Claud B, Bowen, pastor ot the First Baptist Church, Greensboro, speaking He said homecoming is Oct, 13,

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