Shorb Brothers present Chapel program
Our president has
busy day everyday
By HARRY E. LINDSTROM
Very few students know a great deal,
if anything about Dr. Bruce E. Whitaker
other than the fact that he is president of
Chowan College. It is for that purpose that
this article is being written. This reporter
intends to give an account of the happen
ings in a day in his life.
Dr. Whitaker gets up every morning
between 7:15 and 7:30. After a light break
fast and a shower, he leaves for the office.
Arriving around 8:30, he sets himself to
the task of going through his mail. This
mail includes correspondence from the
colleges for which he is a member of the
board of trustees, or maybe from an organ
ization with which he is affiliated.
On the average he receives 100 pieces
per day. Included in this would be letters
from alumni, bussinessmen, pastors, pro
fessional organizations, club representa
tives, and magazines of all types.
All day long phone calls come in and go
out. Some are long distance; some are
After the mail has been looked over he
directs his attention to the dictaphone. He
dictates letters for his secretary to type.
He said, “This is to keep the organization
wheels greased to keep everything going
Then he prepares himself to see the
numerous faculty, staff, students and busi
nessmen who will call on him.
Much of his time is spent in correspond
ence. “Trying to write letters to everyone,”
he says, “takes creativity and saps energy.”
Dr. Whitaker does a lot of reading of the
newspapers. He tries to keep up with the
Everytime he has to make a speech,
such as one to a Women’s Club or the North
Carolina Educational Association, he goes
to his files and looks up information per
taining to that subject. He keeps numerous
files on various subjects.
A lot of times through the year you may
notice that Dr. Whitaker is not on campus
or at home. No, he is not vacationing. He is
traveling all over the state to give speeches
and lectures or he may be serving on one
She's always there
for those in need
By JULIE HOSKINS
Mrs. Edith Parker is a person everybody
knows but nobody knows much about. Mrs.
..-^arker is the switchboard receptionist in
f ®”IcDowell Columns building.
She is always there when someone needs
help. Her work consists of “people” — dir
ectly and indirectly. When she’s not busy
on the telephone organizing college infor
mation, she’s helping someone find out
where an office is, when a meeting is, or
just about anything else anyone can come
For five years Mrs. Parker has been
working here with the people of Chowan
College. She considers her work enjoyable
because she meets people.
Throughout the past five years students
haven’t changed much. There are always
the ups and downs.
“This is a good year,” she reported. The
freshman students seem to be adjusting
better. A lot of this is due to the new social
freedom at Chowan. “It is a big improve
Mrs. Parker is always there when some
one is needed
STUDENT NEWSPAPER OF CHOWAN COLLEGE
V'olume 2—Number 6
Murfreesboro, North Carolina
Began with bombing halt
Pressure on U.S. policy eased
of many college accreditation boards. It
is possible, too, that he might be at a fund
raising drive tor the benefit of a group of
retarted or crippled children.
At 12:15 or 12:30 he leaves tor home to eat
lunch. He relaxes, eats, and listens to the
news for about an hour. He then returns to
His afternoons are filled with callers and
a continuation of much the same activities
as in the morning.
At 5 p.m. he goes home. At 6 he eats din
ner. Then he returns to the office where he
can work, uninterrupted, at tying up loose
Dr. Whitaker, an avid reader, says that
reading relaxes him. He is very interested
in current events. He reads parts of the
“Congressional Record,” the “Virginian
Pilot,” the “News and Observer,” the “Wall
Street Journal, ” “Smoke Signals” and on
and on not to mention all the magazines.
Dr. Whitaker retires around 11:30 after
watching the late news.
He said, “It may sound corny but I’m
in love with Chowan College.” He con
tinued to say that he is challenged with
what Chowan College is trying to do.
His concerns lie in the fact that the
students do not stay at college and that
they do not study as much as they should.
He is pleased with the friendly spirit
which he claims is better than last year.
He sees the prospects of a much better
His only regret is that he has such a busy
schedule that it gives such little opportun
ity for close fellowship with the 1,300-plus
Gala weekend is
in the cards
Tickets for the homecoming dance with
Arthur Connley will be sold for $3 a
couple in the cafeteria from 11:30 to
1:30 Oct. 27 through Oct. 31.
The dance will be in the Thomas cafe
teria from 8 to 11:45 p.m. Tickets can
also be purchased at the door.
On Oct. 31, there will be a dance
featuring Billy Stewart in the cafeteria
from 8 to 11:45 p.m. Admission is free
to students and their dates.
The homecoming parade will line-up
at 9 a.m. Nov. 1, on the campus and
proceed downtown at 10.
In the afternoon Chowan will play Mont
gomery College at 2 p.m. The queen and
her court will be presented at half time.
Attire for the dance on Friday night is
casual. For the game Saturday boys are
to wear coats and ties and the girls
suits or dresses.
Saturday night’s dance will be semi-
formal. Girls are to wear party dresses
and boys are to wear suits.
The homecoming theme is “Astro-
Badminton season is
underway at Chowan
By HARRY LINDSTROM
The intramural badminton season has
begun. The games are being played in the
new tennis court.
Students who have signed up for this
intramural activity with their unit managers
are to pick up a schedule at Dean Dilday’s
The first round of elimination has to be
played by Oct. 27: second round has to be
played by Nov. 4.
The league championship play will be
completed by Nov. 5 and the championship
will be played on Nov. 6.
Hot line begins
starting Nov. 7, a Hotline will
appear in Smoke Dignals. This
column will answer questions posed
by you, the students of Chowan.
If you have a question, (which
should be of such a nature as to
pertain to most of the student
body) address it to Pauline Robin
son and take it by the Graphic
Arts Building or to Harry Lind-
strom, box 20. Remember inter
college mail does not require a
By MAX HARRELSON
Associated Press Writer
UNITED NATIONS, N Y. AP — Diplo
matic pressure on U.S. policy in Vietnam
has eased substantially as a result of U.S.
peace moves over the past two years, be
ginning with the 1968 bombing halt.
As one U.N. diplomat put it: There seems
to be an undeclared moratorium on criti
cism except from the Soviet bloc and the
This trend is apparent at the current
session of the U N. General Assembly. Many
delegates have ignored the Vietnam prob
lem or confined themselves to expressing
hope for success of the Paris peace talks.
A survey by The Associated Press found
widespread reluctance among diplomats to
discuss Vietnam. Some pointed out that the
question was not on the assembly’s agenda:
some said they didn’t want to comment on
U.S. policy in the midst of national contro
Two years ago this was not the case.
Forty-three countries, a third of the U.N.
members, urged the United States to stop
bombing North Vietnam. Secretary-General
U Thant expressed belief that a majority
of the members would vote for cessation
of the bombing if the issue was presented.
Criticism of the United States first showed
a decline at the 1968 assembly session,
following the bombing halt and the begin
ning of preliminary peace talks. Also con
tributing to the change was the Soviet mili
tary intervention in Czechoslovakia, which
blunted Communist criticism and diverted
other countries’ attention.
U. S. sources said that Secretary of State
William P. Rogers, in his recent private
talks with 86 foreign ministers at the Unit
ed Nations, was pleased with the general
reaction to U.S. Vietnam policies this year.
In their opening policy declarations be
fore the assembly, the diplomats dealt
with Vietnam briefly or-in some cases-not
at all. U.S. policy continued to draw critic
ism from Soviet bloc and Arab countries,
but not from the so-calied nonaligned nations
which had joined two years ago in the de
mands for a bombing halt. The latter coun
tries devoted their remarks mainly to hopes
for a negotiated settlement.
A number of countries welcomed the
bombing halt and the recent U.S. troop
withdrawals. Typical of these was Finland,
which had been one of those demanding
a cessation of the bombing. Asked to com
ment on U.S. Vietnam policy, Finland’s
Ambassador Max Jacobson cited a speech
by his foreign minister noting that the
bombing had stopped and negotiations
“In that sense,” said Jacobson, “he ackn
owledged that the bombing halt was a posi
Turkish Foreign Minister Ihaan Sabri
Caglayangil said the Paris talks and the
reduction of military operations had brought
about a more favorable atmosphere and
added: “The initiatives taken by the govern
ment of the United States are in the nature
of facilitating such a process.”
libraries is sought
CHARLOTTE AP — The director of the
North Carolina Board of Higher Education
said today the most promising prospect for
closing the “informational gap” is cooper
ation between libraries.
Dr. Cameron West said, “There is the
distinct possibility that the irresistible flood
of knowledge will outrun the potential fin
ancial support of any state, if not any coun
try, unless a more efficient means of making
resources available through planning and
cooperation is established by all those char
ged with acquiring and servicing our infor
Contestants are ready for race
Fletcher wins race
By TOM GARNER
The annual Chowan College cake race,
which is sponsored by the P. E. Department,
Men’s Intramural Council and the WRA, was
won last week by speedy Micky Fletcher
who was running for the Kaboobies Raiders.
Bob Chesser of the Gibbs House Gang
came in second with Quen Hinton, South
Side Holes, Third; Philip Snell of the Fla
mers, fourth; Philip Frazier of the Rebs,
fifth; the Frogs' A1 Brown, sixth; Brew-
masters Tom Best, seventh; and big Bob
Masse of the famous Sixty Niners, eighth.
There were 27 runners to begin the race
but only 24 finished. One injured his angle
soon after the race started and had to be
helped off the race course by the college
nurse. Two runners didn’t finish the race at
all because of some unknown reason.
Lee Dunn, president of the Student Gover
nment Association, lead all racers at the
start but beoan to tire quiekiy after the
race was only a few seconds old. Lee did
finish the race .... on a tricycle.
Student supporters turned out in fairly
good numbers for the event. While waiting
for the runners to return, spectators were
entertained by the pleasant but rough voice
of Johnny Cash over the loud speaker.
A pep rally for the football team followed
the cake race.
BSD is expecting 600 to attend
convention in Durham on Nov. 7-9
The First Baptist Church of Durham,
N. C. will host the annual convention of
the Baptist Student Union, scheduled for
Nov. 7-9. It is anticipated that some 600
BSUers from campuses throughout the
state will register for the three-day event.
Students from Chowan who would like to
attend should be apprised of the following:
(1) Pre-regisration should be made by
contacting Chaplain Taylor prior to Oct,
30. Registration fee is $1.
(21 Transportation and housing are pro
vided for all participants.
(3) Each student will have to pay for his
meals while in Durham.
(4) Transportation back to Murfreesboro
on Nov. 8 will be provided for those mem
bers of the Chowan College choir who wish
to attend the BSU convention.
The choir will be leaving for an engage
ment in Fayetteville, N. C. early Nov. 9.
The theme selected for the convention is
“Baptist Student?” The question mark is
not accidental, for the participants will be
exploring some basic issues relative to the
immediate future direction in which BSU
Of major concern in this category are the
future of the state BSU missions (LISTEN)
program, the relevance of BSU to black
students, and the adoption of an up-to-date
and viable constitution for the statewide
A major portion of the program has been
set aside as time for dialogue sessions
among the various participants.
Featured speaker for the weekend will
be Dr. James T. Laney, dean, Candler
School of Theology, Emory University, De
Student participants will conclude their
meeting by joining in the regular Sunday
morning worship service with the members
of First Baptist Church. Dr. Laney will be
guest preacher for the service.
S.C to get tough
COLUMBIA AP — Gov. Robert McNair
says the State of South Carolina is going to
get tough with municipalities polluting wat
erways with untreated sewage.
He told the South Carolina Association of
Small Towns Wednesday the streams “are
too valuable to be used for sewage dispos
Sheila and Sharon are best friends
Being twins can promote problems
'Chowanoka' staff members for first deadline
The annual staff is hard at work to meet the firsl deadline of the 19(iil-70
edition of the ' Chowanoka " on time. Shown above are Carol Gunter (left) the
editor discussing the ])age design with Libby House, section editor. Phil
Ferguson, production manager, looks on lo offer advice The staff of the ‘‘Cho
wanoka'' designs the annual and the graphic arts department prints it. Chowan
is one of the lew colleges which designs and publishes its own annual I'ight
on campus Staff mc'mbers claim lhal Ihis year's publication will prove to be
"the Ix'sl v«’l
What’s it like to be a twin? This question
is best answered by the twins themselves —
that is the White twins, Sheila and Sharon.
Everyone but their closest friends label
them as identical, but they see no resembl
ance of themselves at all. Their reaction to
the state of confusion they cause is one of
“After all, we are used to it after 19
years!” says Sheila,
When asked as to whether they'd like
to be considered an individual rather than
a twin Sharon replied, “No, I never think
of it that way, but I wish people wouldn't
always blame “the twins" when only one of
us gets in trouble!”
Surprisingly enough they never change
places and unlike the comic strip Jackson
twins, never switch beaus.
Sharon explained they did change places
frequently as children because at that
time they looked more identical than now.
Although they disagree that their looks
are identical, they agree that their taste
is definitely alike.
They like the same clothes, wear the same
size, do their hair alike, and enjoy doing the
Their attitudes are in congruence as well
as their study habits, ability and even aim
in life. These pretty coeds hope to teach
seniors in high school after completing
their education at ECU where they will
transfer next semester.
Unlike most sibling companionship, the
twins are best friends and seldom even fuss
over anything It's really amazing to ob
serve how perfectly tlu'\ ^;et along.
Each knows llu' otiu'i- like a hook and is
more than wiltini; lo riilnilt imcIi other's
Attributed to Sheila is a talkative nature
while Sharon is quieter and more reserved.
Sharon says about her sister that “Sheila
adjusts to people better and is more out
going.”’ She adds that she likes to have her
around when she goes to new places to
help make friends.
What’s the family like that produced these
twins? Well, there's two more sisters older
than Sharon and Sheila. One goes to the
University of Maryland and is often mis
taken for one of the twins. Judy, their marr
ied sister, looks nothing at all like the other
The twins are from Annadale. Va.
On campus are three more sets of twins:
Harry and Barry Jenkins; Pat and Pam
Clifton: and Joe and John Parker.