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'Share, Care' Theme
Of Evangelism Week
STUDENT NEWSPAPER OF CHOWAN COLLEGE
“Do you really Care?” Do you
know how to Share?” might have
been the twin questions raised in
the minds of those on campus
who became involved,
significantly, in the events of
Campus Evangelism Week,
October 14-18. Resource leader
for this week of special emphasis
Homecoming was definitely a
success at Chowan this year.
There was active participation by
the students in the parade, the
game and the dance.
The parade was well-backed by
enthusiasm. The students who
came out and helped with the
floats and organization of the
parade deserve due credit for a
great job. Also, the students
within the parade and those who
came out to see it, helped to
arrouse the spirit of the day. The
Parker - Belk float won a prize of
$25 for having the best float in the
One of the climatic events of
the day was the football game.
With the support of the students
and visitors our team scored a
victory over top-ranked Lees-
McCray. During half-time, Kathy
Porter was crowned
Homecoming Queen and Carol
Cates was named princess.
The finale of the evening was
the Homecoming Dance. The
dress was semi-formal and the
music was fast. The guest line
consisted of President Whitaker,
his wife, the Queen’s court and
many of the deans of the college
with their wives. Several other
deans and teachers attended the
dance, which livened the at
was the Reverend Milton Hughes,
Consultant, National Student
Ministries, Nashville, Tennessee.
Resource materials included
those which Mr. Hughes has
created for the pruposes of un
derstanding and sharing one’s
faith — materials developed
through his experience as
campus minister at UCLA and
use, and since his employment
by National Student Ministries.
Throughout the course of the
week, Mr. Hughes spoke to some
ten different classes, including
those of Mrs. Barnhill, Miss
Crouch, Mrs. Edwards, Mrs.
King, Mrs. Francis, Mrs.
McKeithan, Mrs. Mixon, Dr.
Parker, and Mr, Ruffin. His
topics varied from “The Good
News According to Peanuts,” to
“Jesus and Woman’s Lib”; from
“The Campus Revolution of the
Last Decade” to “Spiritual
The highlight of thfe week for
some 30-35 students and faculty
members was a six-hour “Share
Seminar,” conducted on Monday-
Tuesday, and Wednesday
evenings. The seminar centered
about understanding the faith we
have, growing in faith, living the
life we profess, and sharing
(genuinely) our faith-life with
others about whom we really
care as persons.
Even those students whose
participation in Campus
Evangelism Week involved
nothing more than attendance at
the Monday-Wednesday chapel
service were treated with a
graphic illustration of th process
of growth towards God’s pur
poses for each life, with special
attention given to the way we
should cope with difficulties and
problems as these arise.
Our thanks to Milton Hughes
for caring enough to share
himself and his insight with us on
John Williams Winner
Of Sports Club Rally
A sunny October 17th marked
the day for the second Chowan
Motor Sports Club auto rally and
twenty-two cars participated in
the event with two extra vehicles
running for experience.
First place award went to John
Williams whose timing was only
fifteen seconds from perfect
timing set by rally officials.
Although Williams collected sixty
penalty points along the way, his
timing was still thirty seconds in
front of the number two and three
Sophomore Matt McKinney,
having a 45-second off perfect
timing record, won second place.
Also the number 3 car in the rally
was only forty-five seconds off;
driver Donald Bowles collected
sixty penalty points while
McKinney rated only forty-seven
The rally, named the Rebel
Revenge, was an hour plus
course covering some sixty miles
of two North Carolina counties.
Three closed check points
marked the route and penalties
were given at each.
Check point marshalls for the
rally were Stephen Simkins, Bill
Rushing, and Mike Dtmbar.
Starting and finishing official
was Bob Mulder, sponsor for the
club. He was assisted by Ronnie
Chewning and Mike Davis.
HAPPINESS IS A TOUCHDOWN—Chowan's cheer
leaders demonstrate their excitment following a touch
down by the Braves in the Homecoming game.
Volume 5—Number 2
“Football ’73” is the title of
Chowan College’s new 25-page
booklet printed by the college’s
School of Graphic Arts.
The size of the booklet is 8^4 by
11% inches. The publication
features a color cover, front and
back, and over 50 pictures.
Written and designed by E.
Frank Stephenson, Jr., director
of admissions, it gives a com
prehensive look at the football
program with both action shots
and individual pictures of players
The booklet also presents a
message from the president, Dr.
Bruce E. Whitaker; general
information on Chowan and its
athletic program; a definition of
the name Chowan; and pictures
of campus ficilities. Stephenson
has also compiled a list of
Chowan all-Americans and all
conference selections, beginning
with 1958. Chowan’s record since
1960 is included as are descrip
tions of Head Coach Jim Garrison
and assistants, Jerry Hawkins
and Dan Surface. Background
information on the Braves’ ten
opponents is also supplied.
According to Stephenson, the
booklet will be updated each year
and distributed without cost to
high schools, other organizations,
the media, and any individual
requesting a copy. He said copies
can be secured by writing or
visiting his office in the basement
of McDowell Columns.
By JAMES MOORE
While ghosts and goblins and
the Brown Lady are prowling the
campus on October 31, the
Student Government Association
will be sponsoring a Halloween
Costume Ball in Thomas
Cafeteria from eight to twelve.
Music is to be presented by a fine
Virginia Beach rock band “Count
Buckwheat.” Also, the en
tertainment committee has
announced that it will be
providing refreshments and
furnishing decorations to match
the occasion. Girls’ curfew will
be extended to twelve for the
night. A special feature will be
costume judging in which a
twenty-five dollar cash prize will
be given for the best outfit. Also,
a ten dollar second prize is to be
awarded. The panel of judges will
consist of two faculty members,
male and female, and two
students, male and female. A
costume is not necessary for
admission but twenty-five dollars
in cash would come in handy just
the same. Admission will be
seventy-five cents or by the Blue
Murfreesboro, North Corolino
HOMECOMING QUEEN—Miss Kothey Porter of Virginia Beach, Va., is pictured
in historic McDowell Columns wearing the crown of Homecoming Queen for
1973. Miss Porter was onnouced as the Queen during holftime octivities of the
Chowan-Lees-McRoe football game.
Day Student Organization Elects
Chet Hill to Serve As President
By BECKIE WORKMAN
Chester Boyette (Chet) Hill,
son of Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Hill, 620
West Main St., Murfreesboro has
been elected president of the
Chowan College Day Student
Organization, a college-
sponsored organization with
approximately 110 members.
Chet is a 1973 graduate of Mur
freesboro High School.
J. C. Watford, a sophomore
from Powellsville, will serve as
vice-president. J. C. is the son of
Mr. and Mrs. James B. Watford
Miss Benita Lee Bridgers, a
1973 graduate of Northampton
County Senior High School,
serves as secretary of the Day
Student Organization. Benita is in
the pre-education curriculum and
is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Miss Carolyn Baker of Route 3,
Ahoskie, is the treasurer.
Carolyn is a recent graduate of
Murfreesboro High School and is
in the liberal arts program of
study at Chowan. She is the
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James
Miss Cindy Ellen Parker and
Eugene Powell are social co-
chairmen for the Day Student
Organization. Cindy is the
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. J.
Parker 310 West High St.,
Murfreesboro, and is in the pre
pharmacy curriculum. Eugene, a
veteran of Ahoskie, is in the pre
education curriculum. He is the
husband of Elsie J, Powell,
Mrs. Betty N. Batchelor, a
professor in the Department of
English, sponsors the Day
Student Organization. “In recent
years this organization has
sponsored several projects
designed to make the day student
feel closer to the college com
munity. Too often day students
fail to become a part of campus
life. Through projects of the Day
Student Organization, we have
seen a change. Day students are
becoming more involved in
campus activities,” concluded
Clayton Lewis, dean of students.
Five Faculty, Staff
Members Are Honored
PARADE HIGHLIGHT —The Chowan College marching Majorettes were a high
light in the Homecoming Parade and received loud applause as they marched
through the streets of Murfreesboro.
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Five Chowan College faculty
and staff members, including two
department chairmen, have been
named Outstanding Educators of
America for 1973.
The annual awards program
honors “distinguished men and
women for their exceptional
service, achievements, and
leadership in the field of
education,” remarked Dr, B,
Franklin Lowe, Jr,, Chowan’s
Representing Chowan are Mrs.
Daisy Lou Mixon, chairman of
the religion department; Dr.
Garth Faile, chairman of the
science department; Mrs.
Dorothy Wallace, professor of
business; George Hazelton,
physics professor; and Clifton
Collins, director of guidance and
Nominations for the program
are made by the officials of
colleges and universities in
cluding presidents, deans and
Wednefdoy, Octobcr 23, 1973
By JAMES MOOT?E
The drama department is
currently in rehearsal with its
next production “You’re A Good
Man Charlie Brown” which is
scheduled to open in McDowell-
Columns auditorium on
November 15 at eight o’clock and
will run through the seventeenth.
Written by Clark Gesner, it is
based on the popular comic strip
“Peanuts” by Charles M.
Schultz. “You’re A Good Man
Charlie Brown” is a light,
humurous play and is one of few
which appeals to both children
and adults. Youngsters enjoy the
characters as they are familiar
with them; and older people find
it has a certain sophisticated
humor aU its own.
Basically, “You’re A Good Man
Charlie Brown” is an average
day in the life of the title
character. It opens with Charlie
Brown being praised by his
friends with the song “You’re A
Good Man.” Next, he sits alone
and gazes at his true love the
“little red-headed girl.”
Meanwhile, Lucy is attempting to
bulldoze her way into Schroeder’s
heart while Linus converses with
his blanket and Snoopy lives in a
world of his own. Always it’s fun,
and the characters are constantly
exhibiting in their six-year-old
fashion that they are quite fond of
one another dispite their oc
Jeff Moser of Annandale, Va.
plays the star role of Charlie
Brown. Georgia Clark of Newport
News protrays the darling of the
sand lot set as Peppermint Patty
while J. C. Watford of
Powellsville, N. C. is Shroeder.
Donna Clark of Lasker, N. C. and
Bill Dunkum of Newport News
are the brother-sister team of
Lucy and Linus. Finally, Jeff
Roberts from Virginia portrays
the all-time favorite Snoopy as he
pursues his arch-enemy the Red
The production is under the
direction of drama professor
Mrs. Nancy E. Robinson. Don
Marshall of Newport News is
assistant director and stage
manager. Richmond native Judi
Gallinger serves as assistant
stage manager. In addition, Chris
Kara-Eneff of Wilmington, Del. is
production manager. Music will
be furnished by a small orchestra
under the direction of Dr. James
Chamblee. They will be ac
companied on the piano by Paul
Batchelor, who is a sophomore at
Murfreesboro High School.
Admission is two dollars for
adults and one dollar for students
“You’re A Good Man Charlie
Brown” is the drama depart
ment’s second production for the
year. They began their season
with “Waiting For Lefty,” a
labor protest set in the 1930’s.
This was presented in Daniel Hall
on October 2 and 3 to capacity
audiences. Also, an additional
performance was staged to ac
commodate overflow crowds.
This only goes to show that
“You’re A Good Man Charlie
Brown” should be great!
Dr. Claud Bowen Speaks
At Annual Observance
By BECKIE WORKMAN
On Friday, October 12, Chowan
College held its annual Founder’s
Day Convocation with President
Bruce E. Whitaker presiding.
The original Founder’s Day was
October 11, 1848 on which the
school commenced. The program
began with a prelude followed by
responsive reading, which was
led by Chaplain Taylor.
President Whitaker introduced
the guest speaker. Dr. Claude B.
Dr. Claude B. Bowen, was
chosen for the occasion on basis
of his service to the denomination
and to the coUeges, like Chowan.
He has just completed twenty-
five years as pastor of the largest
Baptist church in North Carolina,
First Baptist Church, Greens
boro. He has served as
President of the Baptist State
Convention of North Carolina, as
President of The Board of
Trustees of Southeastern Baptist
Theological Seminary, and a
member of the controlling boards
of various other denominational
institutions. Dr. Bowen has
traveled extensively on behalf of
the Baptist denomination, and
has proved to be wise and trusted
counselor over the years of his
ministry. He is a friend to higher
education especially to Christian
Dr. Bowen, a native of
Mississippi, graduated from
Southwestern College, is a holder
of The Master of Theology and of
the Doctor of Philosophy. He
served churches in Alabama,
Kentucky, and in Mississippi
before coming to First Baptist
Church, Greensboro, twenty-five
department heads. Their
selection guidelines include an
educator’s talents in the
classroom, contributions to
abilities, civic service and
Heading the Board of Advisors
is Dr. V. Gilbert Beers, director.
Outstanding Educators of
America. Serving with him are:
Doug Blankenship, past
president, U. S. Jaycees; 0. J.
Byrnside, Jr., executive director,
National Business Education
Association; John Patterson,
former governor, Alabama; Bob
Richards, director, Wheaties
Sports Foundation; Dr. Frank A.
Rose, chairman of the board.
General Computing Corporation;
Will Rose, president. In
volvement; James A. Skidmore,
Jr., past president, U. S.
Jaycees; and Elvis J. Stahr,
president. National Audubon
Barbara Ann Putney
Named New Editor
Due to the resignation of Bob Allen, the
scholarship committee, acting on a recom
mendation of the Publications Committee, has
appointed Barbara Putney as Editor of Smoke
Miss Putney is a freshman at Chowan and is
majoring in the field of journalism. Her major
interests are in the fields of writing and
Barbara is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank
T. Putney and her hometown is Wytheville, Va..
where she attended George Wythe High School.
It was at George Wythe that she had experience
in writing and organizing the school newspaper.
After graduation from Chowan, she plans to
attend West Virginia University School of
Journalism. From there, she plans to write for a
newspaper or magazine.