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Volume 9 Number 5
March 22, 1978
Coming Up Soon
END OF A DRIVE — Ron Williams releases the boll for on easy layup after
driving down the lone in Chowan's final home of the season against
Virginia Wesleyan College. George Drowhorne (21) and William Bogues
(32) are poised for the rebound that never came. David Deese (23) and
Proceeds of Book Sale
To Benefit Sick Child
four visiting players watch intently as VWC's Number 33 makes a futile
attempt to block the shot. (Photo by Ralph Kuhnley) More basketball pic
tures and post-season tournament story are on Page 4.
Proceeds from the sale of a new book
of poetry by Professor Robert G.
Mulder will benefit the Heather Nelson
The book, entitled Backyard Cowboy,
features “poems of a father’s love for
his son,” according to Mulder. The book
includes several photographs of the
Backyard Cowboy, Micky Mulder, by
Hugh Lewis, Chowan graduate and
former photography instructor in the
School of Graphic Arts. Lewis is now
studying photography at Rochester In
stitute of Technology.
Mulder said the book may be pur
chased by students at the college
bookstore for $1 per copy. All proceeds
wiU go to the fund.
Mulder explained he had already
completed the manuscript when he
learned that Heather, 3 ^^-year-old
daughter of Chowan’s director of stu
dent activities and wrestling coach,
Steve Helson, and his wife, Zenith, fiad
acute lymphoblastic leukemia.
Mulder said it struck him that a
“perfect use” of the l)ook at>out a child
would be to aid another child. This
motivated him to get the manuscript
and photograplis together in final form
for the printer. He said the book has
been printed and he is now ready to fill
Concerning the book, Mulder explain
ed the poetry is “not cfiildren’s poetry,
but poetry about children.” The
English professor, who has authored
three other books, said the poetry ‘is
about my relationship to Micky and be
ing a father rearing a child.”
In a recent memo to the Chowan Col
lege Family, Nelson said Heather has
started her treatment at Children’s
Hospital of King’s Daughters in Nor
Nelson said the hematologist express
ed that today leukemia patients have a
50/50 chance of remission enough to live
a prolonged life. But when dealing with
cancer each patient reacts differently
and statistics are meaningless unless
Heather is capable of responding to
treatment, he added.
Continued Nelson, “The doctors feel
she has a lot going in her favor. But
there are no certainties.” He said
Heather has returned home after her
initial hospital treatment, which lasted
almost two weeks.
Heather is presently under treatment
as an outpatient one day per week for
the next month. She will re-enter the
hospital after that time for 2 Vz weeks of
radiation therapy. “If all goes well.
Heather will then undergo a three-year
program of medication, chemo-therapy
observation and treatment,” Nelson
Nelson said his daughter has respond
ed “well” to treatment, and is cheerful
and in good spirits.
For best treatment results, the doc
tors are urging the parents to treat
Heather as normally as possible. The
doctors said Heather should not be
pampered and thus are discouraging in
dividuals from sending gifts to her.
But Nelson said many people have ex
pressed an interest in helping, and this
has led to the establishment of the
Heather Nelson Trust Fund. He said
contributions to the fund will be useful
to Heather throughout her treatment
period. Gifts may be made to the fund
mailed to Steve Nelson, 210 Spring
Avenue, Murfreesboro, N.C. 27855.
“For us. Heather has been a gift from
God,” stated Nelson. He thanked
Mulder for his support “and all the
members of the Chowan family and
others who have reached out to us m our
time of need.”
Citing a lack of funds, the risk
of putting $12,000 into a one night
event that could possibly be rain
ed out, and a lack of volunteers as
the reasons, SGA president Sam
Clark announced that the SGA
will not sponsor a spring concert
The money will be used to pro
vide good entertainment for the
rest of the year Ms. Clark said.
The movie, CLOCKWORK
ORANGE, will be shown is Col
umns Auditorium at 7 and 9 p.m.
on April 5. No admission will be
The SGA is now taking sugges
tions for movies for the week of
Spring Festival. These sugges
tions may be put in the SGA
mailbox in Columns or given to
Ms. Clark or Joanne Jones.
The SGA sponsored a free St.
Patrick’s Day dance March 15.
The band was Power Steering.
Big Mac —
(CW) - There’s evidence that curious
student minds have not yet become too
bogged down with academic subject
matter this school year. For instance,
the student newspaper action line col
umns, a good indicator of what’s bugg
ing students, are filled with items such
as this one from the Purdue Exponet:
“When McDonald’s hamburgers claim
‘over 60 million sold,’ do they count Big
Macs as two since they contain two pat
Now a student is racKmg a orain over
that question just can’t too burdened
down with calculus or Chauccer.
Or how about the two University of
Texas students who conducted an ex
tensive extracurricular project that
determined that M&M candy consists of
12 percent green and light brown, 20
percent orange, 23 percent yellow, and
33 percent dark brown. The students
also determined that in taste tests, the
green candies won over all the others,
even when the subjects were blindfold
Oh, by the way, McDonald’s counts
its sales by the number of buns used so
a Big Mac does count as only one
By MIKE BARNHARDT
The elections for Student Govern
ment Association officers and the Stu
dent Judicial Council will be held soon
according to Dean Clayton Lewis.
Nominations for SGA officers close at
the end of this week. Positions available
for the 1978-1979 year include president,
vice-president, secretary, treasurer,
social co-chairperson for women, social
co-chairperson for men, auditor and
historian. Candidates are self-
appointed and application forms are
available at the switchboard in
The candidates’ pictures will be
taken in McSweeney Hall on April 3,
with the pictures to be posted on the
bulletin board in front of the cafeteria
the following week.
Candidates will be presented in
assembly programs on April 10 and 12,
Lewis said, with the elections being
held in front of the cafeteria April 14.
The Student Judicial Council will con
sist of one member and one alternate
from each dormitory, and the day stu
Nominations open April 17 and those
interested may obtain an application
from Dean Roy Winslow. Nominations
close April 26.
By MIKE BARNHARDT
The Chowan College Board of
Trustees authorized its Executive Com
mittee to proceed with advertising for
bids for the construction of the new gym
in its semi-annual meeting February
E. L. Hollowell, cfiairman of the
capital campaign, said $87,000 has been
raised in pledges and gifts. Chowan’s
trustees contributed $219,000 of tfiat
amount, while $174,000 came from the
college advisors and $115,000 came
from the faculty and staff.
The trustees elected H. Douglas
White of Rocky Mount chairman, Mrs.
Mary Alice Matthews of Hamilton,
vice-chairman and J. Guy Revelle, Jr.
of Murfreesboro, chairman of the Ex
Mrs. Dorothy H. Brown of Mur
freesboro, chairman of the Annual Giv
ing Program, said that $39,000 has been
received toward the $50,000 minimum
Dean of Students Clayton Lewis
reported that the number of applicants
for the 1978-79 year has increased over
the same time last year. Fifty more ap
plications have been received from
North Carolinians than last year, while
Virginia applicants are 12 ahead of last
Chowan president Dr. Bruce E.
Whitaker said the Chowan’s financial
condition is “very sound”. He said
Chowan is headed toward operating in
the black for the 20th straight year.
Elections will be held in the residence
halls April 27, at a time and place to be
announced by the Head Residents,
By SUSAN PATE
Applications for Resident Assistant
(RA) positions in the residence halls for
1978-79 are now being taken.
The forms for applying for RA posi
tions can be obtained through any head
resident; Mrs. Alice Vann, Director of
Residence Hall Life; or Roy Winslow,
associate dean of students.
Applicants must have lived in a
residence hall for at least one semester
and acquired a cumulative grade point
average average of 2.00, including spr
ing semester grades.
Other requirements include par
ticipation in various job training ac
tivities during the spring semester and
a pre-school workshop prior to the open
ing of residence halls in the fall.
Duties of an RA include assisting the
head resident and the associate head
resident in managing the dormitory. In
order to do this the RA must know and
enforce the rules, regulations and
policies which are stated in the college
A student in the RA position should be
aware of the needs of the residents on
his or her floor and know how to relate
to each one individually. An RA serves
as a peer counselor and should be able
to identify and assist students who have
problems or concerns.
An RA should serve as a role model
and demoristrate a genuine concern for
other students at all times.
Residents should be able to consider
the RA a friend, someone whom they
can identify with easily.
Phi Theta Kappa discussed plans for'
a bike-a-thon with the proceeds going to
the Heather Nelson Trust Fund.
Heather is the daughter of Chowan’s
director of student activities Steve
Nelson. It was discovered recently that
Heather has leukemia.
PTK held its annual invitation to new
members and about 75 to 80 people at
tended. Ranger Tucker and John
Meador provided entertainment.
Club members agreed that the recent
hot dog sale at open dorms was suc
cessful. The club plans to send
members to the national meeting in
Orlando, Florida with the profits.
Several activities were discussed at
the meeting. They included a bake sale,
a raffle and the operation of a conces
sion stand at home baseball games.
Eubank Named to State Arts Group Post
Douglas E. Eubank, director of the
Division of Art at Chowan College, has
been elected to the State Advisory Com
mission of the American Arts Associa
The aruiouncement was made by Dr.
W. R. Sinclair, president of the
American Arts Association. Eubank
will assist officials of the arts group in
holding seminars, exhibits and com
Sinclair explained Eubank will serve
as juryperson for the awards program
which provides cash awards of $2,235
for architectural design; $4,300, film
producation; $3,295 for graphic arts;
$3,800, painting; $3,500 in
choreography; $16,845, photography;
$4,500, nonfiction writing including
newspaper reporting and magazine
reporting; novel writing, $8,500;
poet^, $1,000; drama, $3,000; and
music, $5,000; plus an opportunity to
participate in the International Com
petition in Kingston, Jamaica in
September of 1978.
Among his initial responsibilities,
Eubank will take part in judging the
state competition at Pine Bluff, Ark.
and Spartanburg, S.C. He will also
judge the North Carolina competition.
At Pine Bluff, Eubank will work with
Dr. V. J. Coleman of the University of
Arkansas; Dr. George Coats, Lexington
Theological Seminary in Lexington,
Ky.; and Dr. Peter F. Cook, Austin
Peay College in Clarksville, Tenn.
At Spartanburg, he will join Y. F.
Chen of Orangeburg State, Dr.
Christopher Clausen, the University of
Virginia, and Kenneth Collins, Nor
theastern Oklahoma State University in
judging the South Carolina competition,
the new state advisor is a Lexington,
Ky. native. He came to Chowan in the
fall of 1971 as a painter and printmaker.
Since then he has become well known as
a potter. His interest in ceramics dates
to the summer of 1972 when he studied
pottery at Penland School of Crafts.
In 1974, Eubank was invited to spend
three days on the famed Art Train in
Washington. He was one of several ar
tists who demonstrated the art of
pottery-making to thousands of
Eubank has served as an instructor
for a number of ceramics workshops at
colleges and has displayed his pottery
and demonstrated pottery-making at
many shows and exhibitions throughout
Eubank graduated with the B.A. and
M.H.E. in art from Morehead State
University in Kentucky. He is married
to the former Molly Goggin and they
have one child, Lance Talton. Eubank
is a past president of the Ahoskie Arts
Eubank Putters With Pottery