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Volume 10 Number 3
October 11, 1978
National Group Formed
To Fight Government
Spying on Campuses
PRESIDENTIAL CROWNING — Dr. Bruce E. Whitaker
places the crown atop Chowon’s 1978 Homecoming
Queen Joanne Collins in ceremonies advanced from
halftime to precede Saturday's late-starting football
gome. The Braves lost to Ferrum, 16-14, In a gome
v^orked by substitute officials in the absence of the
regularly assigned crew. Complete story of the gome
will be in the next issue.
Rolling Trash Truck into Lake
Costs Seven Students $1,000
By ALLEN DAVIS
Seven students confessed to rolling
the college’s trash truck into Lake Vann
Thursday after being identified by an
Each of the students was fined $142.85
and placed on preliminary suspension
for the semester after waiving the right
to hearing, Roy G. Winslow, associate
dean of students, said.
He said the students must pay half of
the fine in cash to the business office
and have the option to earn the rest
through a special work-study program
or pay it all in cash. This debt must be
paid off by January 12,1979, he said.
The fine that each of the students had
to pay is a part of the $1,000 estimated
As of this day the $300 reward offer by
the college hasn’t been given to anyone,
but there is a person qualified to
receive it, Winslow said.
The reward was posted Monday by
the college after the truck was pulled
from the lake.
It took two dump trucks filled with
top soil for traction, two tractors and
eight men four hours to pull the truck
By TIM ELLIOTT
The official United States Navy Band
will play matinee and evening concerts
at Chowan College in conjunction with
parents weekend, according to Dr. R.
Hargus Taylor, chaplain to the college.
The band will be playing in McDowell
Columns auditorium on October 27,1:30
p.m. and 8 p.m. Fall Parents Day is
scheduled for October 28,
According to Dr. Taylor, the concerts
are being presented as a feature of the
college’s student activities program.
The band has the financial backing of
certain patrons of the band who have
been enlisted from among area civic,
industrial, and business interests.
Students are encouraged to attend the
matinee concert. The concert will con
sist of popular music, classical selec
tions, and novelties. The evening pro
gram has been selected “with the view
of pleasing genuine mu.sic lovers of all
ages,” according to Dr. Taylor.
General admission to the concert will
be $1.50. Reserved seat tickets will be
sold to the general public for the even
ing concert at $4. each. A limited
number of tickets to the evening con
cert will be made available to Chowan
students at a cost of $2.50.
The programs will have variety, but
all selections, for both matinee and
evening performances, have one
description in common, “great music
by a great band.”
from the lake, Jack Hassell,
superintendent of buildings and
He estimated the cost of labor and
equipment used to fish the truck out at
$310. This estimate doesn't include
damages done to the truck by the
“Other damages will probably show
up after our mechanic has flushed the
truck’s system and let it dry. This pro
cess was to take about two days,”
“This will inconvenience the college’s
staff and student body. We will have to
resort to another method of picking up
trash until we get the truck fixed,” he
“The money that was spent on this
truck could have been used to fix the in
tramural field or something in the
dorms, Hassell said. “Not only do we
lose when something like this happens,
but the students do too. “
“To prevent this from happening
again we are going to build a 90-foot
iron guard rail next to the lake where
we park our equipment,” Hassell said.
Last spring one of the college’s trac
tors was pushed in the lake by some
vandals who were never caught. Other
maintenance equipment which have
taken the plunge into the water were a
pick-up truck, another trash truck
which was pushed in twice and ruined,
and a small car that still remains on the
Interesting People on Campus
By DR. RICHARD MIESLER
ANN ARBOR, Ml. (CPS)-A national
effort to stop government political spy
ing was organized at a Sept. 22-24 con
ference here, and the campaign will
take especial aim at spying on campus.
“What is at stake,” swore Morton
Halperin, head of the sponsoring coali
tion of 48 political and religious groups,
“is the survival of genuine political
democracy in this country.”
“People have the right to talk about
their ideas and contemplate political
action in private, free from government
Meeting at the University of
Michigan, site of one of the first Viet
nam war teach-ins, many of the 250 ac
tivists attending the meeting expressed
the hope that their campaign would also
grow into a massive national move
Although the Campaign To Stop
Government Spying is attempting to
combat political surveillance
throughout the country, intelligence ac
tivities on campus are a special target.
Several conference sessions were held
to exchange information about campus
spying and to discuss strategies for
The meeting themselves produced no
major new revelations about campus
spying. But testimony from institutions
around the country did show a definite
Almost any kind of student political
activity, no matter how mild, seems to
have interested either local, state, or
Seventy student organizations and
hundreds of individuals at the Universi
ty of Illinois’ Chicago Circle Campus,
for example, wpre watched by the
Chicago Police Dept.’s Subversive
Unit. In some cases student informers
were used to report on other students’
statements in class. The lawsuit that
uncovered this spying also revealed
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Chaplain's Aide Lives in Dorm
To Learn Student's Viewpoint
By DANIEL BENDER
Kenneth Boaz, the new chaplain’s
assistant defines his job as someone to
live in the dorm to see the students’
point of view, not as administration or
faculty, but as a student.
Boaz works with the Baptist Student
Union, Campus Christian Fellowship,
and plans to start a Fellowship of Chris
tian Athletes. He stated “I want to see
the BSU grow.”
At the end of the year Boaz plans to
assess how the administration can help
“I see a lack of leadership here in
clubs,” Boaz said. He also asserted he
wishes more students would become ac
tive and more activities would be plann
ed on campus.
“The cafeteria food is just as good
here as in Wake Forest and it might be
just a little better,” Boaz observed.
Boaz is a licensed minister and he
worked last summer with the BSU’s
Last year he implemented a basket
ball marathon at Wake Forest, playing
for ten hours. He plans to have a
marathon here on November 18 to raise
$1,000 for missions.
Boza said he is available to talk to
students anytime about anything—
books, missing home or anything.
Boaz (pronounced Boze), 22 years of
age, is a native of Ruffin, NC. He is a
1978 graduate of Wake Forest Universi
ty, with the Christian ministry as his
future vocational goal. He served on the
Baptist Student Union Council at Wake
Forest for four years, and was Presi
dent of the WFU-BSU during his senior
year. Honors awarded or attained at
WFU include: Hankin’s Scholar,
Dean’s List for seven semesters. Mor
tarboard, and Phi Beta kappa. He is
also quite a good athlete.
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The President's Cup, Symbol ot Excellence
In Cup Contest
By TIM ELLIOTT
The President’s Cup, which is award
ed each May to one of the residence
halls or the Day Student Organization,
is on display in Whitaker Library.
The cup, Chowan’s most highly priz
ed award, will be awarded during the
annual Honors Day Program in may.
As information is released regarding
the current standings of resident halls
or the Day Student Organization in the
competition for the cup in 1979, it will be
posted in the lobby show window where
the cup is displayed.
Students are invited to come by to see
the cup and check the standings.
Points are given in six areas of com
petition. an article which appeared in
the September 25 issue of SMOKE
SIGNALS gave a detailed explanation
of the six areas of competition. A copy
of the article is being displayed with the
Last year’s winner was East Hall. At
the present time Jenkins Hall is leading
in the competition with a cumulative
percentage of 25.38 for September.
Following are East Hall, 18.36; Mixon
Hall/McDowell Columns, 15.79; Belk
Hall, 14.29; West Hall, 10.74; Parker
Hall, 8.19; and Day Students, 4.53.
Activities during October for which
attendance will l>e counted in cup com
Tuesday, October 3, 1978 —
Humanities Lecture, Marks Hall, 7:30
Wednesday, October 4, 1978 —
Dramatic Presentation, Norman and
It's Really a Dog's Life
To Get a Diploma
Boaz combines lunch with student chats. Photo by Paul Kelly
(CPS) New York, NY — Diploma
mills— those businesses at which you
can buy facsimile college degrees—are
roundly deployed by academics who
see them as a threat to the value of
diplomas earned through hard work.
But not even the angriest academic
could have forseen that diplomas would
have gone to the dogs this soon.
But Shanna, a German Shepard, has
been guaranteed a doctorate in Recrea
tion Management and Supervision for
Pacific College. The degree costs $150.
Shanna’s friend, a human named
Leonard Stavisky, purchased the Ph.D
to prove a point about diploma mills
'and correspondence schools. Stavisky
happens to be a New York state
legislator out to stop what he calls
“unscrupulous diploma mills.” He saw
an ad for Pacific College in Esquire
magazine, and asked Shanna’s owner,
Sharon Shiffman, to apply. On the ap
plication, Shiffmaiv explained that
Shanna not only bad no previous educa
tion, but was under-age. Shanna is a
six-month old puppy.
In return Shanna got a letter welcom
ing her to Pacific College.
In reply to that. Pacific College,
swears Stavisky, can expect legislation
prohibiting it from doing business in
New York State.
Pacific College thus would join three
other diploma mills that have recently
run into rough waters. In May, Califor
nia enjoined Diploma Services from do
ing business in the state after a Stan
ford registrar bought a $45 masters in
economics for his wife. California has
also installed new procedures to pre
vent people from falsely claiming a
degree from any state school.
Over the summer, diploma mills in
Seattle and Chicago were also shut
down. The Seattle schools even offered
transcripts to go along with the
“degrees.” Both were operated by Ar-
chille Bourque, until recently the real
Seattle University’s real director for
Sandra Dietz, McDowell Columns, 8
Wednesday, October 4, 1978 —
Volleyball Game, Chowan/East
Carohna 7 p.m.
Thursday, October 5, 1978 — Piano
Concert, Daniel Hall
Thursday, October 5, 1978 — Lecture
on “Bread for the World,” Marks Hall,
Saturday, Octol>er 7, 1978 — Football
Game, Chowan vs Ferrum, Homecom
ing, 1:30 p.m.
Tuesday, October 10, 1978 —
Humanities Lecture, marks Hall, 7:30
Thursday, October 12, 1978 —
Volleyball Game, Chowan/
Thursday, October 12, 1978 — “Love
is Better,” Marks Hall, 8 p.m.
Friday, Octot)er 13, 1978 — “Love is
Better,” Marks Hall, 8 p.m.
Wednesday, October 25, 1978 —
Volleyball Game, Chowan/Christopher
Newport/Peace, Gymnasium, 6:30
Friday, October27,1978 — U.S. Navy
Band, McDowell Columns, 1:30 p.m.,
$1.50 for students U. S. Navy Band,
McDowell Columns, 8 p.m., $2.50 tor
Saturday, October 28,1978 — F ootball
Game, Chowan vs Westchester,
Parents’ Day, 1:30 p.m.
Tuesday, October 31, 1978 —
Night, 6:30 p.m.