North Carolina Newspapers

    THtTRSDAY, DECEMBER 17, 1958
Virginia State Defeats NCC, 63-35
By Callis N. Brown.
The Virginia State Trojans de
feated the Eagles in their first
home game of the season on Dec.
6, by a score of 63-55.
In the first half of the game,
the Trojans led the Eagles into
what looked like perfect defeat.
The Trojans out-hustled and
out-rebounded the Eagles in
that they hit 21 out of 51 at
tempts from the floor and took
down 46 rebounds. The Eagles
hit 25 out of 73 attempts and
snagged 32 rebounds. Virginia
led NCC by a score of 31-24 at
the end of the first half.
The Eagle netters just did not
seem to be well equipped, for
Virginia checked their every
move. Eagle veteran player
Carlton “Ding Dong” Bell was
held to only 9 points while team
Captain Donald “Pete” Burke
was held to five. NCC’s basket
ball head mentor Floyd Brown
allowed several of his first year
players to take the floor—James
McMillian, James Bartlett, Don
ald Stokes and James Martin.
Martin, a 6’4” frosh, was the
leading man for the Eagles with
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something good to eat
Archy takes it as his mission
in life, aside from creative ex
pression, to bring insects and hu
mans to a mutual imderstanding.
His spirit falters many times in
the process, however, and a fly
swatted here or a roach sprayed
there, incites him to disgust with
the human race.
one thing the human
bean never seems to
get into it is the
fact that humans
appea* just as unnecessary to
ccockroaches as cockroaches
do to humans
Much of the music of Archy's
free verse is contained in his
descriptions of Mehitabel’si
romps with cats that are cats and
“cats” that are not cats. As far
as ageless Mehitabel is con
cerned with life, “cats”, love,
politics, and such like stuff, her
motto is:
there s a dance in the old dame
tpujours gai tourjours gai
Mehitabel’s soul was incarna
ted in Cleopatra in that beauty’s
day. Never having laid a claim
to having morals, Mehitabel as
serts that otner people’s morals
furnish a background for her
To add a note from E. B.
White’s affectionate introduction
to the beok: “It would be hard
to take Mehitabel if she were
either more catlike, or less. She
is cat, yet not cat; and Archy’s
lineaments are unmistakably
those of poet and pest.”
For extra attractions there is
a motley collection of spiders,
flies, ants, toads, and one Pete
the Pup, who theology embraces
all the comforts God has pro
vided for him but cannot under
stand why He made Mehitabel.
Though attractive on the sur
face, Archy’s tales carry power
ful ideas and lessons, paints a
glowing picture of prohibition,
times, and accomplishes the feat
of great literature: achieves ai
universality in application to
make the book timeless.
Not an optimist, for optimists
says Archy, are people who have
lived without experience, and
neither a hard-boiled pessimist,
Archy is none the less, a realist
who succumbs to the creative
urge to say some
23 points. He seemed to have
possessed some characteristic
that reminded this writer of a
former Eagle great, Johnny
“Junebug” Keels.
Virginia State’s high man was
Daniel Davis who hit 16 points
and Joe Parker who racked up
12 points.
NCC did not become inspired
until the second half when
Donald “Duke” Martin and Carl
ton Bell scored consecutively.
This, however, lasted onljy a
few minutes as Virginia’s Mc
Cloud hit several jump shots.
With three minutes left in the
game, things looked brighter for
the Eagles as they began using
the strategy that Coach Brown
had drilled them on. With only
a few seconds playing time re
maining, James McMillian, 6’4”
frosh from Durham, took down
a rebound, drove all the way
down the court and passed to
Lassiter who racked up two
more points.
The game was a thriller for
w ^
Seated above is the sparkling squad of net men who compose this year’s basketball team.
They are, from left to right, bottom row: Calvin Alexander, Houston, Texas; Donald Stokes,
Jamaica, New York; Willie West, Brooklyn, New York; Carlton Bell, Houston, Texas; Donald
Burke, Monogahela, Pennsylvania; Preston Lewis, Pikesville, N. C.; Larry Cole, Greensboro,
N. C.; and Wilmot Benjamin, Brooklyn, New York.
Second row, left to right: Clarence Washington, Bluffton, S. C.; Sylvester Lassiter,
Selma, N. C.; James Martin, Salisbury, N. C.; Walter Benjamin, High Point, N. C.; James
McMillan, Durham; Howard Sellers, Durham; Edward Busbee, Durham.
Top row, left to right: Clarence Williams, Goldsboro, N. C.; Aubrey Lowe, Suffolk, Vir
ginia; and Robert Bartlett, Rye, New York —^Photo by Gibson.
both spectators and players, but
left the Eagles disappointed.
Morgan State Routed By Eagles
By Callis N. Brown
On December 13, North Caro
lina College routed Morgan
State, by 78-55. This was NCC’s
second home game of the season,
the first being lost to Virginia
The Eagles, whose team is
made up primarily of neophytes,
proved to be spontaneous dyna
mite to Morgan. The Eagles ex
ploded at the beginning of the
game and kept Morgan under
NCC was sparked on to vic
tory by James “Duke” Martin
and Calvin ''Sweetcakes’' Alex
ander. Martin hit 17 points
while Alexander followed him
with 15. At the end of the first
half, NCC was leading Morgan
by a mere 31-30. As a result, the
Eagles decided to keep Morgan
tailing and never allowed them
to obtain the lead.
At the start of the second half,
NCC began with plenty of fire
and energy and was able to keep
going through the remainder of
the game with speed and out
standing strategy. Donald Burke,
in the first home game, did not
seem to be able to play or shoot
as well as he did last season. But
after this game, one realizes
that Burke is still on the ball
in that he did a tremendous job
with his many lay-ups and jump
shots. Carlton “Ding Dong”
Bell, who is now known as the
“Tall Texan,” was a regular
“soldier” for the Eagles. Bell
took down several rebounds and
fired from the field as well as
Donald Burke, Captain
Junior Varsity Loses To Durham
Business College In First Game
By Chester Mallory
The Junior Varsity team here
played their first game of the
season Saturday night, Decem
ber 6, with the team of Durham
Business College. The Business
College won by a score of 63-69.
In the first half, the Eagles led
during the first two minutes of
the half, but, Durham Business
College came up with several
quick lay-ups shots, took the
lead and kept it throughout the
half, scoring 32 points while the
Eagles scored 16.
In the second half, the Busi
ness College maintained their
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Watch and Jewelry
Eagles Nip S. C. State By 79-70
from beneath the basket. Many
of his shots rewarded the Eagles
in their efforts to take Morgan.
The “Tall Texan,” who seenied
to have been tired throughout
the game, showed by his efforts
to help gun Morgan out that he
was a prophyte and knew how
to win.
James Martin, who was also
the leading scorer in the first
home game, looked as if he
were a prophyte also. One could
never tell by his playing that he
is a Frosh or first year man.
Eagle basketball head mentor.
Coach Floyd Brown, proved to
fans that he couM still work
By Chester Mallory
The Eagles won their second
game of the season Monday
night, December 8, at South
Carolina State College, Orange
burg, S. C., by a score of 79-70.
Carlton “Ding Dong” Bell,
“the Texan,” who had a 16.2
average last season, was the
Eagles’ highest scorer, scoring
22 points. Calvin “Sweetcakes”
Alexander and Preston “Trees”
Lewis tied for second place with
14 points.
South Carolina State’s Lin
coln Stevens was high scorer
for the game with 26 points,
while team mate Teddy Wriffht
hit for 25.
lead for the rest of the game,
picking up 31 points, while the
Eagles picked up 23 points.
Junius Boone led the hig^h
scoring position for the Eagles,
scoring 16 points, and John
Tracy led the scoring for Dur
ham Business College with 23
Safe Deposit
John always did take things too
seriously . . . like that habit of locking
his Coke up in a safe! Sure everybody
likes Coca-Cola . . . sure there’s
nothing more welcome than the good
taste of Coca-Cola. But really—
a safe just for Coke! Incidentally—
know the combination, anyone?
Carlton “Ding Dong” Bell
Bottled under authority of The Coca-Cola Company by

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