North Carolina Newspapers

    SEPTEMBER, 1968
A Letter To The Editor
Dear Editor,
In the last student body meeting, it was mentioned
by Student Government Association President,Charles
Singleton that “tradition” on this campus has caused
students to act negatively in terms of student initia
tive, enthusiasm, participation, and student involve
Therefore, the Student Government Association has
taken the first step in an endeavor to change the tra
dition on our campus by trying to bring about a sudden
change of campus life and a different type of student
involvement for Elizabeth City State College.
Following are recommendations made by the Student
Government and approved by the administration for the
school year, 1968-69:
1. Each fraternity and sorority may select an area
on campus to display Greek symbols or signs.
Permission will have to be obtained from the De
partment of Administration for the installation of
permanent or semi-permanent structures on the
2. Students whose bills have been paid prior to final
examinations will receive their permits as early as
possible from the Business Office.
3. Movies may be alternated Thursday and Sunday
afternoons provided that the Student Government
assume the responsibility for securing personnel,
due to the fact that the administration work five
and one half days per week.
4. Organizations may sponsor an activity on Friday
until 1:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. on Saturday nights
with special permission from Student Personnel.
5. Library books may be checked out during holi
days and at the end of the FirstSemester by secur
ing individual permission from Mr. Hobson Thomp
6. Each upper classman may select his roommate
prior to his return to school at the beginning of
the year.
7. The system of cutting classes has been changed
as indicated: Seniors with a cumulative average
of 2.00 may miss one-fourth of the class meetings.
Juniors with a cumulative average of 2.70 may miss
one-fourth of the class meetings. Sophomores with
a cumulative average of 3.00 may miss one-
fourth of the class meetings. There has been no
change for Freshmen.
It is a State and/or accredidation requirement that
students attend three-fourths of the class meetings.
It was pointed out that in most public housing, one
sheet and one pillow case are issued per week with
the top sheet becoming the bottom sheet the second
The requirement that the National Teacher Examin
ation be used as a prerequisite for graduation was
established by the Board of Trustees. The Board of
Trustees suspended this requirement of further study.
The Federal Law stipulates that National Defense
Loans, EOG, and Work-Aid checks must be used for
educational purposes. Whether this means pay in the
Business Office only will require further study and
correspondence with other schools.
Your Student Government has taken other steps
toward eliminating the so-called campus Tradition
al Build-up”. We are now in the process of organizing
the past administrations proposed Judicial System which
we hope will be the beginning of Student Involvement.
It is evident that “Traditions” will be the key issue
on campus this year and the only solution is coopera
tion from all organizations and students.
Whether we as Greek admit it or not, Greek letter
organizations have been the main stream in develop
ing this “traditional build-up” by competing against
each other rather than cooperating for the good of all
which has caused a major breakdown of prestige due
Greeks by their fellow students. Greeks are supposed
to possess togetherness, leadership, and express high
ideals which has not been the case on this campus.
The SGA would like to take this time to give you some
facts on our Viking football team. We have the best
defense in the CIAA with Vikings like Big Lee, Big
Boone, Big Lou. The offense is not far behind with
sweet Johnny at QB and Armstead at HB and Little
Russell who is a p>ower house. The mighty Vikings
need your support, we are going places because we
are a winner and don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.
Now that you know that SGA is trying to accom
plish something why don’t you become involved and
give us a hand. „
Leroy Douglas, President
Student Government Asso.
4 Letter To The Vikings
Are you here at ECSC for a meaningful purjjose?
Ask yourself this question. Is your answer: Yes,
I think that lookingfor a husband is meaningful enough.
or, “I think to have a good time is meanin^l enough
or “I think to please my parents is meanin^ul enough ■,
or “I think to dodge the draft is meaningful enough.
Are these reasons really meaningful. Well how about
these reasons: “—to prepare myself to m®®*- ®
challenges in the job world of tomorrow, to become a
more intelligent individual, or to prepare myself to
make a great contribution to my country and even to
the world.” ,, „
Too many students, I feel come to college for no
specific reason. They come seeking something, they
The Roving*
Sports Eye
The Elizabeth City
State College Vikings, a-
massing well over 545
yards on total offense,
scored in every quarter
to skin the visiting Frost-
burg State College Bob~
cats, 46-0, to open their
1968 grid season Satur
Coach Tom Caldwell’s
gridders, second best in
the CIAA last year, pull
ed out the stoppers on the
Bobcats to dash their
hopes of avenging last
year’s 34-0 beating at
Frostburg, Md.
A fair crowd of spec
tators watched All-CIAA
quarterback Johnnie B.
Walton toss three scor
ing aerials and All-CI
AA halfback Grover Arm
stead score twice to build
up a one-sided 26-0 mar
gin at half time.
After blowing two scor
ing opportunities in the
opening moments of the
game which carried them
to the 24 and 20 yard
lines, the Vikings took
full advantage of the third
chance. Taking a Frost
burg punt on their own 38
yard line, Walton sent
Armstead to work. Aid
ed by a 15 yard penalty
which advanced the ball
to the twenty, Armstead
dashed off guard, changed
his pace, shook off tack-
lers to score standing up.
The second quarter
opened with the local col
lege gridders on a long
85 yard drive. Bogged
down on their own 32 yard
line, freshman punter An
gelo Hooker, Roper, was
met by a host of anxious
tacklers. Instead of punt
ing, he touched the ball
under his arms and raced
28 yards around right end
to keep the drive alive.
Armstead banged over
from the one. Walton hit
freshman Lawrence Har
rell for the extra-points.
Before the quarter
could end the Vikings
marched 59 yards to pay
dirt. Taking over on their
own 41 yard line, Coach
Caldwell’s charged-up
backs ground out sizable
yardage down to the vi
sitor’s 44-yard line. On
second down and long
yardage Walton bootleg
ged the ball, rolled back
behind the shield, and
spooted Armstead all a~
lone in the secondary.
The hard-running elus
ive halfback bulled over
tacklers after he caught
the pass to score from 30
yards out.
With less than four
minutes remaining, the
Vikings moved 50 yards
in three plays, on arms
of Walton, who climax
ed the drive by hitting
freshman flanker Mau
rice Harrod, Washington,
D.C., on a 21 yard scor
ing pass play. Again the
extra-point attempt fail
ed, but the Vikings car
ried a building 26-0 lead
into intermission.
The Vikings stormed
back in the third and four
th quarters. Getting com
plimentary support from
the vicious hard-hitting
front four; Ronald Leigh,
Jackie Kennedy, Charles
Bell, and Alvin Lewis,
Frostburg’s quarterback
Jim Chaney, found the
pressure too great to op
erate. This enabled line
backer Willie Stewart to
pick-off a Chaney pass to
give Elizabeth City the
ball on the 40 yard line.
Walton, taking full ad
vantage of the battered
Bobcat forward wall, took
to the air to toss to Shel
ton Bond and Totten.Wal-
ton faked a handoff, spun
around, jumped,and toss
ed to Totten, who was
moving across the end
zone from three yards
The rugged defense,
now braced by the pre
sence and size of John
W. Boone, 6’-10” 325 lb.
newcoming defensive
tackle, kept the pressure
on as Wade Robinson
picked off a Chaney pass
on the visitors’ 31 yard
line. From that point it
was Walton continuing the
serial bombardment.
The senior pilot from
Elizabeth City hit Will
iams on a 15 yard scor
ing play, and Totten for
the extra-points to carry
a 40-0 lead into the final
Not completely satis
fied with the score, the
offensive machine again
took advantage of the play
of the defensive to score.
John Brown carried the
ball into the endzone from
six yards out to climax
the slaughter.
State with an open date
next week, will journey
to meet Norfolk State and
Winston-Salem State Col
lege before returning to
Memorial Field on Octo
ber 12th. to play host to
Virginia Union Univer
sity on Parent’s Day.
The quality and quan
tity of freshmen show a
marked improvement ov
er previous years, ac
cording to information
received from Mr. Cur
tis E. Bryan, Director of
Admissions, Elizabeth
City State College. The
four-year, co-education-
al college had a wider
field from which to select
students since applica
tions for admission came
from every continent ex
cept Australia and Ant-
artica. This year fresh
men come from as far
west as California, as far
north as Connecticut, and
as far south as Florida
and Alabama.
At this writing, the
number of freshmen who
have been accepted for ad
mission stands at 450.
Should all of them re
port for registration this
will mean a 39% increase
over the freshman enroll
ment of last year. As far
as the quality of fresh
men is concerned, the
highest Scholastic Apti
tude Test score stands
at 1378. The overall SAT
know not what, and graduate carrying with them nothing
but a diploma. We the students of ECSC must set
higher goals for ourselves and really realize our purpose
here. We must challenge the college to challenge us -
to require of us our best. We must make ECSC have
a definite and purposeful meaning to us. While here at
ECSC, we must cling to all knowledge and training
which is at our feet and grasp for that which is on a
higher scale. -
To all freshmen and upper classmen, I ask you
again: Are you here at ECSC for a meaningful pur
pose? Is it worth it to waste your time and money just
so that you can be able to show off your fine clothes,
to show off that fine car, to satisfy your parents, or
to just have fun? Search your inner selves, students
of ECSC, and answer my question truthfully. My time
and your time is too short to waste it doing something
that will not help us greatly in the future. ASSOC ED
average score is expect
ed to exceed 700. “We
are optimistic in our out
look towards this year’s
freshman class,” Mr.
Bryan stated.
A program of activities
and events designed to or
ientate the young and new
students was released by
Mr. Charles R. Penrose,
Director of Student Per
sonnel. The list of events
and activities included:
Fri, Sept. 6, registration
from 1 to 9 p.m.; Sat.,
picture taking, tour of
campus, assemblies, and
dance; Sun., visit to lo
cal churches and the
President’ reception;
Mon., testing, auditions
for various extra-curri
cula activities; Tues.,
Wed., and Thurs., con
tinuation of activities; and
Fri., Sept. 13th, regis
tration for classes.
ECSC 1968
Home Games
Oct. 12 Va. U.Univ.
(Parents Day)
Oct. 26 St. Pauls CoL
(High School & Band Day)
Nov. 9 Homecoming
(Delaware State Col.)
All Home Games: E.C.
Memorial Field 1:30 PM
Games Away
Sept. 28 Norfolk State
2 P.M.
Oct. 5 Winston-Salem St.
8 P.M.
Oct. 19 Shaw Univ.
2 P.M.
Nov. 2 Fayetteville St.
2 P.M.
Nov. 16 Livingstone Col.
2 P.M.

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