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'To Mourn A Fallen Angel”
By Avon Chapman
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
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
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 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
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
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
Interview With
Artistic Von
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
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
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
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
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
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
"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,
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
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
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
“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.
Volume 27 No. 4 December, 1965
Elizabeth City State College
Elizabeth City, North Carolina 27909
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