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Page 4 — Smoke Signals, Wednesday, December 13, 1978
Chowan Gridders Play Big Roles
In Southern All-Star Victory
By HARRY PICKETT
Seven Chowan football players
played in the Sixth Annual Coastal Con
ference AU-Stargame held at East Ten
nessee State University Dec.2.
The annual classic picks the top
sophomore performers from each of the
eight teams in the Coastal Conference.
The teams are divided into two divi
sions : Southern and Northern.
WHAT A RELIEF! — That strange
being turned out to be genial Pro
fessor Douglas E. Eubank trying
out a clay mask he had whipped up
in his ceramics lab.
sions; Southern and Northern.
This season the Southerners won
49-19. The team consisted of players
from Chowan, Ferrun, Lees-McRae,
and Potomac State Colleges. Chowan
head coach Jim Garrison served as an
assistent for the South as well as Cecil
Perkins from Potomac State and Cole
Proctor fom Lees-McRae.
Wesley head coach Bob Andrus head
ed the Northern squad. Max Bowman of
Westchester, Tom DePalma of Hudson
Valley and Jim Weinman of Nassau
were the assistents.
Garrison said that he was pleased
with every member of his team. He said
that they represented Chowan “very,
very well in the ball game. ”
The Braves mentor said thet the an
nual all-star game is good for the
players in junior colleges because it
gives the four year schools an op
portunity to see talented players in
Braves quarterback Ben Mungin,
flanker Vernon Morrison, free safety
Rick Stottlemyer, center Brian Thorn
burg, guard Benny Gray, linebacker
Stanley Kearney, and tackle Ronald
Brooks were all chosei from Chowan.
Mungin was the start, ng quarterback
for the annual classic. A. jrrison started
at flanker and Stottlemyer played free
safety. All three Braves played ex
tremely well for the South squad.
Mungin rushed for 45 yards in the
contest. He completed four passes in
eight attempts for 47 yards while play
ing in only the first and third quarters.
The Charleston, S.C. signal-caller
dumped a two yard touchdown pass to
flanker Ron Moates Potomac State and
a two-point conversion pass to Chowan
How To Lick the Problem
Of Poor Concentration
By WILHELMENIA WILCOX
CAUSES OF POOR CONCENTRATION
Think of concentration as a three-step process:
I. Learn the causes of poor concentration and decide which ones apply to you.
A. External Causes
1. Noise — especially intelligible conversation and music which is interesting
2. Environment — look at your study area. Are there highly distracting things
which invite poor concentration? (TV, comfortable chairs, snacks-visitors)
B. Internal Causes
2. Dislike/anxiety about the subject being studied.
3. Daydreaming while reading.
4. Worries and personal problems.
5. Awesomeness of the study task.
II. Understand what you can do to control these factors.
A. External Causes
1. Are you paying more attention to people and music than to your books?
Train yourself to study away from friends and in silence.
2. Leave the study area that has too many temptations, (pictures of
boyfriends/girlfriends, love letters, music, snack machines, etc.)
B. Internal Controls
1. To alleviate boredom and dislike, find some concrete reasons which satisfy
you for taking the course and passing it. Find a study partner and/or talk with your
professor or advisor.
2. To decrease anxiety, check your study skills and make sure you know the
most efficient ways to learn the subject. SEE the professor or Mrs. Wilcox for
study skills suggestions.
3. Learn to separate your daydreaming and reading. When your mind starts to
wander, stop and recall important points you have just read. You can’t daydream
and read at the same time.
4. When personal worries interfere a lot, do something concrete to help
yourself. (Talk to a friend, professor, staff member, or come by the Counseling
5. A good way to master a study task that seems overwhelming is to:
1. Break it up into small sections
2. Read each section
3. Stop and recall each section read
III. Make your control of these factors habitual ■
1. Decide whether you really intend to study (If not, don;t play games with
2. Decide how long you intend to study the subject. (Budget study time)
3. Decide how much studying you intend to accomplish during this time alloted.
4. Set realistic and specific goals for yourself
Your final exams will be coming up soon. Here are some study tips that might help
you prepare for your exams:
1. Start early reviews of notes and reading assignments.
2. Make sure you have done all of your reading assignments and comprehended
3. Find a serious study partner.
4. Pay attention in class and take good notes.
5. If spelling creates a problem for you, try the Five-step Method below. Follow
the steps in sequence on words you wish to learn to spell. Remember, always check
the meaning of words and their pronunciation. Faulty pronunction creates spelling
problems. Spelling problems can affect your grades.
1. Look carefully at the word as a whole and pronounce each syllable. Look at
2. Close your eyes and recall how the word looks. See the word as a whole and
see the individual letters.
3. Look at the word again to check your memory.
4. Write the word for memory and then check your spelling.
5. Repeat the writing and checking twice. If at any point you misspelled the
word, go back to the step one and begin again.
The following is a list of 48 troublesome words for college students. Try to think
6. Attend math labs regularly and seek out other available sources of assistance.
7. Remember to pray — it works! God is the main source of wisdom and
teammate Morrison in the first quarter.
Morrison also accounted for a
touchdown when he squirted five yards
on a counter reverse to pay dirt. The
speedster finished with five carries and
“Those two backs did a go. j job for
us,” Garrison added. “They accounted
for a good little bit of the yardage.”
Garrison seemed delighted with the
performance of Stottlemyer. The 200-
pounder intercepted a pass, blocked a
field goal attempt, and knocked a sure
touchdown pass to the ground.
“Stottlemyer had a great game,”
Garrison said smilingly. I thought he
should havegotten the Most Outstan
ding Defense player award.”
Stottlemyer is the most sought after
player on the Chowan team. The
Virginia Beach sophomore has been
contacted by Duke, Clemson, Missouri,
and a host of other major colleges in the
Brooks, Gray, and Thornburg all did
creditable jobs for the South club. The
three interior linennan figured in on the
balanced offense attack which rushed
for 245 yards and passed for 240. “I
thought it said something about our
kids. We had five from our offense who
played,” Garrison noted.
Stanley Kearney did a good job at
“I thought their play said something
about the quality of these people to have
two practices and play the way they
The South leads the series 4-2.
The 1978 Chowan College football
team ranked first in three of four defen
sive categories in the Coastal Con
The Braves were first in total
defense, pass defense and scoring
Chowan allowed an average of only
249.6 total yards per game, 96.6 yards
passing, and 14.1 points per game.
In the only category the Braves didn’t
lead, rushing defense, they finished se
cond to Lees-McRae, which allowed an
average of only 130.8 yards per game to
the Braves’ 153.0.
Two Braves, tailback Percy Godette
and quarterback Ben Mungin, led the
conference in offensive categories.
Godette, a Havelock freshman, top
ped the eight-team league with 702
yards rushing in 138 carries for a 5.1-
yard average. He scored eight
Mungin, a sophomore from
Charleston, S.C., led the Coastal con
ference in total offense with 1,623 yards.'
Mungin completed 61 of 130 passes for
1,103 yards and a school-record 18
touchdowns. He also added 520 yards on
87 carries and two more TD’s.
Mungin, who was intercepted nine
times, was third in passing yards.
The Braves were second in scoring of
fense with 35.4 points per game, third in
rushing offense with 256.7 yards per
game, third in passing offense with
134.8 yards per game and second in
total offense with 391.4 yards per game.
Other Chowan offensive leaders in
Sophomore flanker Vernon Morrison
of Raeford, 10th in rushing with 379
yards in 42 carries for a 9.0-yard
average per carry; seventh in punt
returns with a 6.6-yard average on 15
returns for 100 yards and a touchdown;
and fourth in kickoff returns with 25.9-
yard average on eight returns for 207
yards and one TD.
Sophomore split end Vince Lococo of
Miami, Fla., seventh in pass receiving
with 19 catches for 422 yards and four
Sophomore Hayes Foscue of Kinston,
fifth in punting with a 35.6-yard average
on 33 kicks, the longest of which
covered 54 yards.
Freshman cornerback Elliott
Washington of Charleston, S.C., fourth
in interceptions with four for 45 yards in
Other individual league leaders in
Ferrum’s Leon Chadwick, receiving,
48 catches for 1,117 yards and 15
touchdowns; Femun’s Jeff Topping,
passing, 80 of 163 for 1,583 yards and 17
TD’s; Lees-McRae’s Paul Peninson,
punting, 44 for a 42.2-yard average;
Ferrum’s Paul Davis, interceptions,
nine for 74 yards; Lees-McRae’s
William Brownlee, punt returns, eight
for 22.6-yard average; and Nassau’s A1
Douglas, kickoff returns, eight for a
New Math Course
Probability and statistics, a new
course, will begin next semester, Carl
Simmons, head of the Math Depart
Math 121, as the course is called, is a
basic course in statistics and requires
arithmetic and some algebraic skills,
Simmons said. The course counts three
Simmons suggested that Math 121 is a
good elective for Business, Social
Science. Psychology, Physical Educa
tion, and Science majors.
The course will be taught at 9 o’clock
on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday by
Mr. Wesley Shrewsbury.
Fat Ammon's Band in action at SGA dance November 28 in Thomas Cafeteria
Photo by K«n Clork
(CPS) — Debra P. is a black high
school junior at a Florida high school.
Last year, she, along with over 16,000
other students, failed a functional
literacy test. Under Florida law her
diploma was to be withheld.
Last month, she and nine other black
high-schoolers filed suit against the
state of Florida charging that the
state’s functional literacy testing law
was unconstitutional because it
resulted in a disproportionate number
of black students failing, and was thus a
violation of equal protection and civil
rights laws, Debra P. v. Turlington, fil
ed by the Tampa-based Bay Area Legal
Services- with aid from Boston’s
Center for Law Education, Inc. — is
believed to be the first court challenge
of compentency testing.
Florida is not the only state that re
quires the use of minimal competency
tests. In the last few years, 33 states
have mandated tests of some sort. But
while the tests are often opposed for a
variety of reasons, the most recent pro
tests have centered on the posssible
racial bias in its use.
About 30 students at Dudley High
School in Greensboro, N.C.
demonstrated against the use of the
tests at their school in early November,
protesting that the tests would create a
low-wage labor pool of those students
who are unable to pass the test. Three
students refused to take the test, which
North CaroUna law says will become a
requirement for a high school diploma
The statistics that emerge from the
testing show that, often, most of the
students who fail are minorities. Of the
Florida students who took the test 20
percent failed. Of those students, 90
percent were minorities.
The fault, says Florida senator Ken
neth MacKay, lies in student’s
backgrounds. “Minimal competency is
going to be a damn tragedy for the 11th
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