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71/2-Foot Giant Signed by Burke for 1982-3 Braves
(Special to Smoke Signals)
AULANDER - Although the 1981-1982
basketball season is over, Chowan Col
lege Coach Bob Burke’s duties haven’t
stopped. As sports fans know, there are
ajways recruiting chores to be done by
members of the coaching staff.
What may not be known by many at
the college is that Burke may have pull
ed off a recruiting bonanza. The word
“franchise” has been expressed to ex
plain what Coach Burke has done.
Smoke Signals has learned that
Burke landed one of the top players in
the nation and signed him to a four-
year grant-in-aid to play for Chowan.
Burke announced yesterday the sign
ing of 7-foot 6-inch Loof Lirpa out of Fiji
High School in the Virgin Islands. The
AU-Carribean eager averaged 38 points
per game along with 28 blocked shots to
lead his Fiji Aardvarks to the Lesser
Antilles Conference crown last season
with a perfect 25-0 mark.
Many major colleges reportedly tried
to influence Lirpa to sign with them, but
Burke says the stellar athlete was at
tracted to Chowan because of his ad
miration for the Bravettes.
Lirpa signed his letter of intent to at
tend Chowan yesterday in brief
ceremonies at the Tri-County Airport.
He later flew home to the Virgin Islands
before the arrival of the Smoke Signals
While not much more is known about
the recruiting spectacular, Smoke
Signals has learnt that Lir^ is ex
pected to arrive at Chowan for the sum
mer session to improve his QPA before
1982-83 basketball season.
Volume 13 Number?
Chowan College, Murfreesboro, NC
April 1, 1982
By EMMA GILES
Recent developments have un
covered a few small alterations con
First, the “Gravitational Earthball
Competition”, which was previously
scheduled for Saturday, April 24, will
be held Friday between 2 and 5 p.m.
Participants in the “Earthball Com
petition,” will race against time, defy
ing the laws of gravity, by trying to
remain on the earthball the longest
length of time while being doused with
water. A prize of $20 will be awarded
to the winner(s) by its sponsors,
Jenkins and East Hall.
Sunday, there will be a carnival in
Squirrel Park. The carnival will con
sist of 16 groups, including all the resi
dent dormitories, Day Students, the
B.S.U., the Science Club, Alpha Phi
Epsilon, and Phi Theta Kappa. Other
organizations sponsoring activities are
the Bravettes, the Cheerleaders, and
the Freshman class. During the car
nival, International students will
display items for sell, from their coun
Among the many activities schedul
ed by these groups are selling hot
dogs, popcorn and popsicles. Also,
there will be other activities such as
an “egg toss” competition, a “pie-
throwing” contest, a dunking booth
and an instant-photo booth.
Thursday, March 18, judges had
their first chance at judging con
testants for Spring Festival Queen and
Princess. During the course of the
day, the contestants were invited to a
formal tea party, at which time, the
judges scored them on the basis of
beauty, poise, and personality.
This phase of the competition was
judged also on the merit of a response
to a question, created by a member of
the English Dept. The contestants
were given a minute to respond to the
question. Afterwards, scores were
tallied with the top four Queens and
top four Princesses being announced.
The judges for the competition are:
Mrs. Sue Copeland, Ahoskie; Mr.
Doug Cox, Murfreesboro; Mrs. Lynn
Johnson, Murfreesboro; Ms. Rita
Myers, Ahoskie; and the Reverend
A.M. Williams of Ahoskie.
Tuesday, March 30, the girls entered
their second phase of competition, the
talent show. Not only is talent an
asset, but dormitory participation in
the talent show would greatly in
fluence the outcome of the competi
Thirdly, the final vote of the
students, themselves, was held April 1
during lunch and dinner hours. These
votes will be added with the rest of the
scores. The results will then be held
until April 24, when the Spring Corona
tion will take place in Squirrel Park at
$150 Billion Tax Loss
Seen From Cuts in Aid
TROPHY STAYS AT HOME - Coach Bob Burke accepts the Eastern Tarheel Conference Tournament championship
trophy from Chowan President Bruce E. Whitaker at Helms Center following final game defeat of Lenoir. Co-
Captains Winfred Basnight and Vance Marsh look on smilingly. (Story on Page 5.) Photo by Todd Dudek.
Some Spring Festival Events
Shuffled in Revised Schedule
(CPS)- The goverment stands to
lose as much as $150 billion in tax
revenues over the next 20 years if it
accepts President Ronald Reagan’s
proposed federal student aid budget
cuts for the 1983 fiscal year, according
to a statistical study by College Press
President Reagan has asked Con
gress to cut $1.9 billion from the
federal student aid pro^ams. The
cuts would affect an estimated five
million students nationwide. They may
force as many as 892,000
undergraduate, graduate, and high
school senior students to drop their
college plans altogether, according to
American Council on Education
Statistics and College Press Service
Using Bureau on Labor Statistics
estimates of the annual increase in
earning power between men and
women with high school,
undergraduate, and graduate degrees,
CPS calculated that, according to 1981
tax tables, those 892,000 “lost”
students would pay some $156 billion
less in taxes over the next 20 years
because they lack their degrees.
The exact numbers are highly pro
blematic. They are based on max
imum amounts of federal tax people of
different income levels would pay over
the next 20 years of their working
lives. The projections are based on a
taxpayer filing a single return, claim
ing one exemption, and were com
puted with assistance from H&R Block
In figuring probable salary in
creases, CPS used goverment projec
tions that high school grads typically
earn about five percent more in salary
per year, college grads earn seven
percent more each year, and
advanced- degree holders earn eight
CPS’s cost-benefit study used U.S.
Census Bureau estimates of average
earnings of male high school grads
($17,100), female high school grads
($10,036), male college grads ($24,473),
($10,036), male college grads ($24,473),
for the 18 and over age group, and
disregard race, work experience, and
The American Council on Education
estimates some 325,000 graduate
students and some 1.5 million
undergraduate students will have to
drop out before fall, 1983 if the Reagan
cuts are approved.
College Press Service calculated
that about 30 percent - 67,000 students
- of the 271,000 1983 high school
seniors who would ordinarily get
federal aid would have to drop plans
to go on to college in-fall, 1983.
Acccording to those numbers, the
U.S. Treasury would collect an
average of $7.8 billion a year less from
those students over the first 20 years
of their working lives. Those students,
moreover, represent just the first
class that would be kept from or drop
ped from college.
The CPS study found that, for every
aid dollar Washington gives a student
who completes his or her degree plan,
(See Tax Cuts, Page 2)
Stone Hall — Open All Night?
24-Hour Study Center
Sought by Freshmen
By CAROLYN GREGORY
Will Stone Hall become a campus
study center? It will if the Freshman
Class has its way about it.
The freshmen have proposed that
Stone Hall be converted to a 24-hour
study center for group study, ac
cording to Roy Winslow, associate
dean of students.
Currently the Student Center closes
at 11 p.m. and the dormitory lounges
close at midnight, creating a problem
for those students who wish to study
together after midnight.
By JENNIFER WICKER
Chowan Outing Club is looking for a
few good people to have fun and
adventures with them. All that is
necessary to join the club is to have
camping gear and the ability to swim.
Ned Albright the club’s president
observed that, “Nerves of steel help.”
“The Outing Club gives everybody a
chance to get to know each other, sit
ting around a campfire, sharing cook
ing, gathering a firewood, cleaning up
and companionship,” Albright added.
Many trips are scheduled for this
(See Outing, Page 2)
If this plan becomes effective, the
upper level of Stone Hall would
become four separate study areas and
one restroom. The lower level will
consist of two louges and one
The freshman class is also willing to
furniture and help with renovations,
Supervision of the facility would be
the responsibility of the students who
are using once an hour, Winslow
On March 1 the Ad Hoc committee
on Future Use on Campus Facilities
met in the office of Dr. B. Franklin
Lowe, dean of the college, to discuss
the Stone Hall proposal.
According to Winslow, the commit
tee tabled the idea for the present
time saying it needed to explore all
the options with respect to the Utiliza
tion of Stone Hall.
The committee did come up with
these possible options: extending
hours in the Student Center; extending
the hours of the dormitory lounges; or
taking the apartment currently oc
cupied by the Ballances and turning it
into a study area.
On the week of March 8 the
Freshmen went pubUc and gained 684
followers by means of a petition that
is to be presented to President
“The art students have made a re
quest for the use of Stone Hall, for a
permanent Art Gallery,” said Dean R.
Campus Question: What Do You Think of a 24-Hour Study Center
By WANDA BISHOP
Students were asked their opinion of the proposal of the Freshman Class to open Stone Hall as a 24-hour-a-day study area.
MELINDA BROWN, Charlottesville, Va.-I think that it will go over well if people will act their age and not take advantage of it.
STEPHANIE ANDERSON, Elizabeth City, N.C.-I guess it would be helpful to the students who need to study after the library
closes and you wouldn’t be keeping other people up in the dorms.
SHELIA ARTIS, Norfolk, Va.-I think it will be very useful for the students. I feel there is a great need for it.
TINA GLOSSON, Atlantic Beach, N.C.-I think it’s beneficial for students who find it mandatory to study in the wee hours of the
morning and don’t wish to disturb their roommate.
SONJA YOUNG, New York, N.Y.-I feel the student body needs to have a place they can work together after 12 beside Hardee’s.
MIKE HERTZIG, Hopatcong, N. J.-I think it’s a great idea as long as people don’t abuse it and use it as a place to swap spit.
E.W. FULOIER, Nags Head, N.C.-I feel that a place is mandatory for such student relations, and it could be used well as a group
study program for exams and during the semester.
BILL HYLTON, Manassas, Va. I think it’s a good idea—someone should have done it long ago.
RICK CANAS, San Francisco, Cal.-This school needs a place where students can go to study together without bothering anyone.
RONNIE WALL, Rockingham, N.C.-I feel that it is a good idea to open Stone Hall for 24-hour study, because it would probably
give us better study habits. Photos by Steve Davis