PAGE FOUR THE COMPASS DECEMBER, 1965 'To Mourn A Fallen Angel” By Avon Chapman THE STORY THUS FOR; Hav ing walked into a trap made by a woman, Stone ingeniously makes his spectacular exodus out of the confusion. Now, he is the victim of an unforgettable chase that will last clear across the continent to the east coast! The operators of the helicopters executed every maneuver that they were trained to do in order that they might subdue the ingenious Angel. Convinced now that their ef forts could bring no avail to their quarry's flight, they were impelled to call upon a more superior air power—the Air Force. Until this potent assistance could arrive, their only alternative was to follow the Angel by radar in order that they might not lose him again. Stone, slightly agitated by their persistent presence, was beginning to suspect they were waiting around for a more influential force. Symbolically SpeakinK Symbolically speaking, this pur suit had motivated Daniel's most adventurous imagination to accept this surprise chase as an exotic exhibitions of raw nerve and skill. To him, it resembled swatters in the air attempting to inhibit the flight of a bumble-bee. As does all begotten human and material interests slowly but surely quindle away to supposedly bigger and better thresholds, so was Daniel's enthusiasm for this present situa tion being removed from his in satiable appetite for more lucrative and dramatic episodes in his glam orous life. It was now evident to him that he must put a drastic end to this unresolved ensuite! Stone Rccalls Impetuosity motivated Daniel to react to his growing perturbation by firing three shots at one of the copters. The vehicle to Daniel's left suddenly exploded in mid-air! Exerting a little pre-meditation this time, the Angel fired in the direc tion of the remaining aircraft. After observing that his action produced no effects on it. Stone quickly recalled that he had emptied his weapon as the result of six previous firings. The lone copter seemed to have known what had happened because it took ad vantage of this opportunity by flee ing for safety. The Angel turned from the craft in triumphant laugh ter because he knew that the cop ter was no longer the hunter, but the inevitable hunted! Stone Planned Refuge An hour after the incident had occurred, Daniel was well over a Southern border state, and head ed for a small island where he planned to take refuge. It had been over ten hours since he had left La Crosse that noon, but he had experienced no bad weather which would have forced him down. Thunder Heard Suddenly a peal of animated thunder was heard high above Daniel's head. He asked himself, "How can thunder be evident on a clear night such as this? The wind seems to move in unison with me, and there are no cumberson clouds to obscure my compass and m\ lighthouse—the beautiful stars above me.” * Stone’s Alternative Directly following his romantic interlude of thought, the thunder ous roar was heard again. Stone looked warily over his shoulder and observed the formation of an insuperable force whose arrival he had seceretly feared would be come more than happenstance. A score of jet-fighters began to zero in upon the Angel's nubilous fig ure. Was the Angel capable enough to cope with this most impression able threat to his long-lived liveli hood? These fighters exceeded Daniel in speed, maneuverability, endurance, vulnerability and fire power. Stone's only alternative was to retreat; verily retreat he did. The Ansel Turns Earthward Daniel Stone turned his oblong body in a downward heading. With every ounce of strength left in his exhausted person, he boosted himself along with his jet thrust toward the earth. The Angel, still followed in hot pursuit by the jets with their sporadic and un certain gunfire, had fallen into a dense and hazy forest area. Now, they, too, had lost the Angel! (to be Concluded) Compass 'N Campas Discuss Issues In an attempt to arouse students interest in Elizabeth City State College and in issues that should be of interest to students, mem bers of The Conipa.ss staff en gaged in a discussion with student representatives in an all college as sembly recently. Questions were submitted to the newspaper staff and questions were used which were thought to be most readily commented on by students. The monitor, Vivian Thornton, treasurer of the Compass staff, read questions to first one side and then the other. Both groups were given time to voice opinions on the questions. Student representatives includ ed Vernon Perry, Joan Curry, Patricia Holley, and Benny Hodges. Compass staff members on the panel were Jethro Williams, Editor-in-chief Barbara Fearing, Associate Editor: Ingrid East, Sec retary; and Avon Chapman, Re porter. Staff members have heard com ments from students around the campus Oil some of the issues which were discussed in the as sembly program. Was student in terest touched at all? Did the dis cussion start student-thinking about ECSC? Interview With Artistic Von Wurtzler by Barbara Leary Q. What made you become in terested in the harp? A. I came from a musical family. My father in Budapest and my brother is a member of the Boston Symphony. At first I was greatly interested in the piano; then I changed to the harp. Q. How long do you think it would take a person to learn to play the harp? A. If a person has a musical back ground in piano then with much practice it should take two years for him to learn to play the harp fairly well. In some cases it may take as long as six or seven years. Q. Do you think the harp will come to play a more important role in the orchestra? A. Yes, definitely so. Q. In what section of the orches tra would you place the harp? A. I would place the harp in the j the string section but it is often \ used with the percussion sec- i tion to add to it. Q. Do you think more pedals or strings will be added to the harp in the future? A. I think maybe more pedals will be added. There are forty- seven strings now and only seven pedals. Q. Approximately how much does a harp cost? A. The harp I used cost $3,500. You may however get one for about $2,500. Q. Are there any jazz harp players? A. Yes. Q. What is the financial outlook for a harpist? A. A harpist may make a good deal of money teaching harp and there are also some sym phonies which are without reg ular harp players, and so harp players are in demand. Ed. note; Barbara tells us this in terview was a spccial project of hers in connection with her Music Appreciation class With the Greeks Harpist Meets Students ECSC Marching Vikings by Victoria Wilson \ The Marching Vikings of 65-66 particiapted in the annual Christ mas Parade. As always, the Vik ings enjoy this ocasion because it presages the Yuletide Season on the College Campus. At the annual Christmas Tree Lighting on Dec. 11, the band was a major feature. With this ap pearance the Concert B'and was off to a good start. The Marching Vikings are of course reorganizing for their Con cert Season and from their per formance during football games, the musicians hope they have en couraged other students to join the Band. Delta Sigma Theta Twenty-two neophytes were ac cepted into the sisterhood of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. They are: Bernadette Allen, Barbara Allison, Sandra Boone, Magnolia Brown, Bettie Clark, Frances Dcloatch, Bettye Dowdy, Evelyn Ellis, Jean- nie Ellis, Barbara Fearling, Shirley Fleetwood, Josephine Grant, Mir iam Johnson, Beverly Mallory, Murdly Moore, Bettie Rasbury, Ernestine Rountree, Joan Smith, Vivian Thornton, Lula Turnage, Geraldine Vaughan, and Kay Wil son. Alpha Phi Alpha The Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity saw nine probates cross the “Burn ing Sands" and has accepted them as neophytes in their brotherhood. They are Leroy Brickhouse, Grov er Eure, Andrew Hamlett, Her man Horne, George Mizzele, Wil liam Peele, Clarence Thomas, Pat rick Tyrance, and Jethro Williams. The Sound Of Music by Carol Miller The beautiful sounds of the ECSC Choir filled the atmosphere on December 12, as they told the story of Christmas with music. Our choir presented a program consisting of four parts, arranged in chronological order. The first part was entitled "The Prophecy and the Annunciation.” This part was sung by the entire choir along with a soprano solo by Miss Syl via Taylor, sophomore. Now the second part represented “The Vision of the Shepherds,” "the Journey of the Shepherds” and the "Voices of the Sky.” This part was magnificently done by the choir along with the soprano solo of Miss Taylor and the tenor solo of Mr. Wendell Wilson, a faculty member. "The Quest of the Magi" com posed the third part of the pro gram. Mr. Aaron Leathers sang a baritone solo, assisted by Mr. Wilson. Miss Joycelyn Berry sang a contralto solo entitled “Sleep, Holy Babe”! Climaxing the program was the j singing of the “Fulfillment of the Prophecy." Lovely voices of the choir along with tenor solo of Mr. Wilson rang through the air with “O Come, All Ye Faithful.” Miss Evelyn Johnson skillfully directed the choir. Assisting her were Mr. Wendell Wilson, assistant director; Mr. Leonard Ballou, or ganists; Miss Geraldine Vaughan, pianists. This melodic story of Christmas was immensely enjoyed by the I faculty, sUiff, student body and ! friends. The Compass particularly wants to thank the Choir and its most efficient directors for such bounti ful productions. Zcta Phi Beta Two neophytes helped to enlarge the sisterhood of this sorority. They are: Ives Elliott and Marie Collins. Alpha Kappa Alpha Fourteen neophytes were in ducted as members of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority. They are Doris Cherry, Bettie Davis, Ingrid East, Patricia Forbes, Carolyn Hall, Florence Holley, Willie B. Holley, Patricia Jones, Angenette Ruffin, Bessie Ruffin, Arlease Sal ley, Elizabeth Strickland, Myrtle West, and Tyree Wilkins. Omega Psi Phi The Omega Phi Phi Fraternity has accepted into its brotherhood eighteen neophytes. They are Jo seph Brown, Cleveland Blount, James Dickerson, Willis Hagans, Donald Herring, Charlie Hoggard, Billy Kirkpatrick, Ralph Ransom, Herbert Ruffin, William Settle, General Shoulars, Marvin Spauld ing, O'Neil Stevenson, Prymas Tabron, Leroy Thompkins, Julius Webb, Wiley Welch, and Albert Whitley. Kappa Alpha Psi Kappa Alpha Psi welcomed nine new Greeks. Included are Thomas Barber, Avon Chapman, Ernest Green ,Melvin Hines, Oliver Mc Nair, Joe Scales, Willie Smith, Le roy Sutton, and Earl Tyson. Late Professor Honored December 10 marked the birth- date of the late Professor Edna Harris Mitchell, and approximate ly this date also marked a $50.00 contribution to the Edna Mitchell Fund at ECSC. Lillian E. Duers, president of the of the Edna Mitchell Federated Council of Elizabeth City and former ECSC faculty member, an nounced that the Council chose this means of honoring its first president. “We want to honor Mrs. Mitch ell while helping young people,” Mrs. Duers said. The Council's check was pre sented to our Business Office by the Federated president and its treasurer, Maude G. Jones. Mrs. Mitchell was advisor to the Compass (formerly Newsletter) for many years in addition to her duties as Professor of English and Director of Publications. She died in 1963. The Fund was initiated during 1963-64 through the efforts of the former Modem Language Department Chairman Coragreen Johnstone and the staff. The first award from the Fund's resources was made at Honor Night, 1965. The Compa.vs takes this opportuni ty to invite all to follow the excel lent example of the Mitchell Fed erated Council in helping this worthy Fund to grow. THE COMPASS Volume 27 No. 4 December, 1965 Elizabeth City State College Elizabeth City, North Carolina 27909 U. S. Postage Non-Profit Organization PAID Elizabeth City, N.C. Permit No. 5
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