North Carolina Newspapers

By Susan & Anna For The First Time
Permit No. 217
Rocky Mount, N. C.
Non-Profit Organization
Phi" Fails With World Record
Nu Gamma Phi, one of the
three local fraternities at N. C.
Wesleyan College, attempted
to break the world’s record for
basketball marathons this past
weekend in Everett Gymnas
ium on the college campus. The
marathon began Friday, Sep
tember 27, about 11:07 p.m. and
the fraternity brothers at
tempted to keep on playing
until Sunday night, September
According to Guinness’ Book
of World Records, the current
Nu Gamma Phi nears the 15th hour in their attempt to set a new world record.
marathon record is 45 hours.
Nu Gamma Phi wanted to top
this with its two teams of five
playing without substitutes or
time outs.
The Phis went all out at the
start, playing hard, and it
looked as if they might make it.
In the background, the “J. Giles
Band” could be heard in tune to
the steps of the “bop” which
was done by a few spectators.
The Phis joined in and did a few
steps themselves.
After fifteen hours of playing
with sore bandaged feet and
knees, the basketball players
had had enough. The marathon
ended, thirty-five hours short
of the attempted goal; never
theless credit should be given
to the boys who endured the
fifteen hour stretch. The
brothers of Nu Gamma Phi who
attempted this feat were:
“Bunk Dawson, Donny Bemon,
Greg Williams, Kevin Kilroy,
Randolph Holland, Johnny
Conyers, Johnny Propher, Bill
Rawlins, Jimmy Smith, and
Chip Hagrup.
Greg Williams, president of
the fraternity, announced that
the purpose of the marathon
was to raise funds to establish
the Earl Harper Scholarship
Fund. Harper, who is the night
supervisor at Everett Gymna
sium, has been associated with
Wesleyan for more than ten
years, winning the respect and
admiration of the students who
now wish to honor him with a
scholarship fund.
The fraternity was seeking
cash pledges for each hour of
the Nu Gamma Phi Marathon
and donations at the door, the
sum total was approximately
New Course Offered
NCW By Dr. Smith
Popular Art,” a new course
offering in English at N. C.
Wesleyan College will be
taught during Fall Term by Dr.
Leverett T. Smith, Jr., as
sociate professor of English.
Dr. R. E. Bauer, academic dean
at Wesleyan announced that
this course will survey neglect
ed fields such as popular fiction,
the detective story, western
and science fiction, and even
the comics.
According to Dr. Smith, the
course will concern itself pri
marily with areas of literature
formerly despised by English
departments, and will also
include such subjects as popu
lar music, mass media of radio,
television and the movies. Dr.
Smith stated, “This new offer
ing will provide each student
with an understanding of how
these popular arts came to hold
the prominence they do in
contemporary America, and of
the complex relation of art and
Dr. Smith, who has a
continuing interest in the
relationship between tradition
al and innovative education, has
been an active member of the
Popular Culture Association
since its inception at Toledo,
Ohio, in 1969. He will present a
paper on Norman Mailer,
contemporary and controver
sial American author, at the
meeting of the Southern Re
gional Popular Culture Asso
ciation in Birmingham, Ala., in
October. Dr. Smith received his
doctoral degree in the Program
in American Sudies at the
University of Minnesota in
The new lower - division
course is primarily for non-
English majors.
New Dean Of Students
Teagarden Recited
Original Poetry!!
Teargarden, chairman of the
Humanities Division and pro
fessor of English at N. C.
Wesleyan College, recently
read his poetry at the Arts
Center last Thursday, Oct. 10.
The poetry hour was spon
sored by two local book clubs,
the Literary Review and the
Worthwhile Study Club. Re
freshments were served in the
lobby of the second floor
theatre prior to the reading.
According to a book club
spokesman, Dr. Teagarden has
made vital contribution to the
community by presenting re
gional and state poets here, and
club members honored Dr.
Teagarden with the invitation
to read his own original works.
The program was divided
into four segments and one
featured poems. Dr. Teagarden
had selected from his students
work. The other three seg
ments included Dr. Teagar
den’s long work, “Hapless
Seed,” followed by a section of
serious poetry, and concluded
with his light verse. His poetry
has been published in several
literary journals including
“Flamingo,” the “Tennessean,”
and “Aspects.”
Horne, a Nash County native,
has been appointed dean of
students at N. C. Wesleyan
College, effective June 1.
Wesleyan President Thomas A.
Collins made the announce
Horne, a 1969 graduate of N.
C. Wesleyan, joined the college
staff as an admissions counselor
following his graduation. In
1971 he was named financial aid
officer and administered the
college’s loan and scholarship
fund programs.
During his years as a
Wesleyan staff member, Horne
attended graduate school at
East Carolina University and
completed requirements for his
master’s degree in counseling,
which he received in August
1973. As a Wesleyan under
graduate student, Horne serv
ed as an assistant resident
counselor and is familiar with
all aspects of dormitory life.
Since joining the Wesleyan
staff, he has taken an active
role in Wesleyan’s athletic
program, serving as coach of
soccer and baseball. This is a
continuing interest from his
student days when he was a
varsity member of the soccer
and basketball teams and
co-captain of both. In 1968 he
won the Outstanding Athlete
A frequent Dean’s List
student at Wesleyan, Horne
also held offices with the
Student Government Associa
tion and was a member of the
Activists, a leadership honor
society now affiliated with the
National fraternity Omicron
Delta Kappa. Horne was an
officer in the college’s Mono
gram Club and a member of
Alpha Delta Chi social fra
Dr. Collins, in making the
announcement, stated, “It giv
es us a great deal of pleasure to
appoint one of our own
graduates to this administra-
trive position. Horne’s back
ground and experience in
working with students as a
resident counselor as well as in
the athletic program, will serve
to strengthen the overall
student life program at Wes
Horne is married to the
former Susan Oakley, a 1972
graduate of N. C. Wesleyan and
a member of the registrar’s
staff at the college. He is the
son of Mr. and Mrs. Calvin M.
Horne of Rt. 2, Elm City.

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