North Carolina Newspapers

    SEPTEMBER .26, 1969
by Javon Brothers
Note: Prose article con
tinued from August 11th
edition of Compass.
“Well, my dear, some
times things just bees that
way” he said and laughed.
“One thing I’ll say you
sure aren’t conceited,
”mr. Roy, look for it
tomorrow,” she said sar-
“Tell me something,
does he do this often ...
invite people in and all?”
“Roy that kid has a mul
tiplicity of problems. Why
he’s practically on his
own. I think the last char
acter he brought here was
an addict. That nigger
did all sorts of things,
he was sniffing, popping,
you name it, he did it.
And the time befoe that,
I think it was Christmas
time, it was a pimp. That
joker had a house full of
whores, phags and I don’t
knowwhat all. It happened
that Uncle Link came
home luckily and kicked
all of them out.”
“Tell me what’s his pro
blem? He seems to want
blem? He seems to want
a little affection. Appears
to be a nice kid though.”
“Oh he is, too nice. His
problem didn’t just begin
today or yesterday or
even last year. It began
the day he was born. His
no good old man didn’t
give a damn about noth
ing absolutely nothing but
a fix. He was on the ne
edle also and so was his
wife. Their habit got so
bad until they both lost
contact vnth anything real
or even alive. Junior was
just a baby. And as fate
has it to happen, he went
to pimping and she to the
street to support the habit.
One day in January it
Joseph Lee Stanley, a
graduate of ECSU (June
1969) and a native of Kin
ston, North Carolina ma
jored in Social Science
here. He has recently
been granted admission
to Indiana University
Graduate School to work
toward his Ph. D. degree
in the field of Govern
happened. They brought
Junior to my aunt’s house
and left him. The next
morning they were both
found frozen to death in
an alley, the moss still
in their hands. The under
taker said they died of an
over dosage.
“Damn, that’s tragic,”
he said sadly. Roy sat
up and lit a cigarette,
looking blankly into
spaces as he listened to
her words, thinking to
himself and wondering
just what it was like to
have to go through life
really alone and unloved,
as Junior had not affection
or sympathy or empathy
but love, something Junior
evidently had never
‘‘What’s wrong?” she
asked inquisitively.
“Oh nothing, I was just
thinking . . . about
what it s like for him . .
Junior. 1 mean,”
“I’ve thought about it too
but nobody’ll ever know
except him, I guess. Your
breakfast is going to get
cold if you don’t come
and eat.”
“How about stepping in
the next room, I don’t
wear pajamas” .
“I’ll turn my head. “I
don’t want your toast to
burn, besides I’ve seen a
man in his drawers
before,” she said and
“Well, I’m not going to
ask who”, Roy grabbed
his pants slipped them on,
picked up his shaving kit
and made a quick dash
for the bathroom. Through
the cracked door he
couldn’t but help admire
what an attractive woman
Jo was as she moved
gracefully, almost as if
to a rhythm. Her skin
was dark smooth and
brown that served as an
envelope for a near per
fect body.
“Tell me something,
what do you do?” he
shouted from the bath
“I’m a model part time,
really I’m just a student
I guess.”
“Do you like being a
model?” he asked,
“Love it, only thing it’s
so hard to find work.”
“You must be joking,
you’ve got a lot going for
you, you’re intelligent
very attractive, and have
a beautiful body, you
shouldn’t have any trouble
finding work.”
“Now, just how do you
know?” she asked,
“I just told you, what
else is there?”
“I don’t know, but what
else it is I must not have
it.” she replied.
“Tell me something
else, how old are you?”
“Now you know a woman
never tells her age and
why do you ask?”
“I want to make sure
I don’t contribute great
ly towards the delinquen
cy of a minor.”
“I’ve just met you and
already your mind is in
the gutter. All you men
are just alike.”
“No, I wasn’t thinking
of that in the sense that
you took it.”
“What other way is there
to take it! . . . what
you said is self explana
tory. 1 might make it
clear that I’m not some
woman you can pick up
on the street.”
“I apologize but what I
really wanted to say was,
would you like to go to
the museum today?”
“I don’t know if your
apology is accepted or
not. Maybe for the time
being as long as you don’t
ask about my age. By
the way, let me reverse
the question, how old are
“I’m 26 and would you
believe is still a virgin.”
“You might be 26 but
I definitely don’t believe
that last statement.
“Oh, yeah! Oh, yeah!”
he blured out jokingly.
Stop acting foolish Roy,
you’re just as nutty as
you can be. Seriously
now, would you like to
go to the museum today
around 1:00. I’ve got
something special to show
“I’d love it,” she replied.
"Have you ever been in
here before?” he asked.
“Now why would you ask
a question like that?”
The appreciation of na
ture and the conservation
of natural resources were
among the most important
aspects of the local Girl
Scouts’ day camp adven
ture on the University's
Brownie, Junior and
Cadette troops assem
bled on the campus with
an enormous amount of
enthusiasm. Junior troop
729 began their camp ex-
The Department of
Modem Languages wish
es to announce changes
in services and courses
offered by the Depart
ment. These changes, to
be effective this semes
ter, are the outcome of
a set of recommendations
made by the Department
to the President and the
Dean of the University
this past semester and
approved by them late
this summer. Subsequent
steps were taken to re
ceive the approval of the
Curriculum Committee
where such approval was
required. It is the sin
cere hope of the Depart
ment that these changes
will improve the quality
and effectiveness of its
services and programs
and that the needs of the
students will be more
closely met.
1. Courses dropped:
a. English 50, Com
munications Skills, 0 se
mester hrs., required of
students who failed to
attain at least the mini
mum score required on
the English Expression
Placement Test for the
b. English 70, Funda
mentals of English, 0 se
mester hrs., required of
students who failed to at
tain at least the minimum
score required on the
standardized test portion
of the English Proficiency
2. Courses added:
A. English 3—(number
to be determined by the
B. Traditional Gram
mar, 3 semester hours.
To be offered as an
elective for any student
who has successfully
completed Freshman En
glish (101,102); recom
mended for students de
siring intensive study of
functional grammar for
personal growth and/or
preparation for the EPE,
NTE, or Student Teach
ing; also recommended
for staff members andin-
service teachers.
3, Changes in the Labo
ratories and their ser
A. The Laboratories
now include:
1. Reading labora
tory - Director: Mrs.
2. Skills & Writing
Laboratory - Director:
Mr. Sugg
3. Speech Labora
tory - Director: Mrs. H.
B. The Laboratories
will be coordinated by
Mr. Watson.
C. Members of the Ba
sic Education Staff will
participate in the practice
aspects of the Laborator
ies and in tutorial rela
tionships with the stu
dents enrolled in the
4. The Department has
relinquished its role in
the Placement Testing of
■ Freshmen in English Ex
pression and Reading, in
the placement of Fresh
men in English 101 and
the Learning Laborator
ies (Reading, Skills,and
Speech), and in the
English Proficiency Ex
amination. All of the lat
ter responsibilities will
now be assumed by the
Testing and Counseling
Staff and by the Testing
Committee, as determin
ed by the Administrative
Staff. The Department
will service the Testing
and Counseling Staff in the
areas of Speech Profi
ciency and the Writing
Sample for tfie Placement
Testing and the EPE.
periences with the mile
hike to camp site, hap
pily singing their hike
song “Swing Along”,
while Cadette troop 758
rode their bikes. Both
activities are a part of
the requirements neces
sary for earning some
of the camp badges.
The activities of this
experience for the girls
included the opening of
each day with the flag
ceremony, followed by
the court of honor meet
ing. The court of honor
is the heart of the camp,
the governing body. It is
made up of a respresen-
tative of each camp unit.
Out of door activities be
gan after each represen
tative reported back to
their unit.
The week terminated
with a campfire for par
ents and friends. At
tending the campfire from
headquarters were Mrs,
Barbara Mettler, Girl
Scout Region Director,
and Mrs. Grace Van
Derveer, Girl Scout Camp
(Continued on page 4)
5. The Reading and the
Skills Laboratories will
offer sessions twice
weekly, per section;the
student may choose his
practice hour on Friday
between 8 A.M. and 5 P.
M. It is the hope of the
staff of both Laboratories
to keep enrollment in each
section to a maximum of
20 students wherever
possible, although all stu
dents will be serviced who
seek to enroll. The daily
hours of the Laborator
ies ( 8 or 9 A.M. to 5
P.M.) will facilitate both.

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