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The Chowanian. volume (Murfreesboro, N.C.) 1923-1989, December 06, 1923, Image 1

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fT, U> 6? Ihe Lhowamim VOL. I. MURFREESBORO, N. C., THURSDAY, DECEMBER 6, 1923. NO. 6. CHOWAN IS REPRESENTED AT STATE LIBRARY MEET Miss McDowell Reports Inter esting Session of N. C. Library Association Chowan was represented at the bi ennial session of the North Carolina Library Association, which met at Winston-Salem November 22-23, by Miss Eunice McDowell, librarian. All sessions were held in the R. E. Lee Hotel. Library progress and plans for expansion of library service were the theme of all talks delivered to the association. The first state ment was that North Carolina was leading the South in library work. There were representatives from the Library Commission, public libraries, college libraries and high school libraries. Miss Mary Flournoy of the Library Commission spoke at the first session of the work done during the year in establishing libraries in rural com munities. She was followed by Ger ald Johnson of the Greensboro Daily News, who spoke on “An Intellectual Audit”. The central thought of his address was that the only way to secure a satisfactory standard by which ih** i>)*-!licente >iX may be meiasured is for the public library to give to the press each month a statement as to amount and; nature of reading done by the public. This suggestion was adopted and giv en to the Library Commission to formulate some plan by which it could be carried out. After the dis cussion the association adjourned in order to visit the Carnegie Library of the city. At eight p. m., the association was the guest of the Public Library at a banquet given in the ball room of the hotel. Colonel Blair was toast master. The address of welcome was given by C. L. Creech, chairman of the local library; the response by Miss Mary Faison DeVane of the Goldsboro Public Library. She was followed by Miss Adelaide Fries, president of North Carolina Library and Historical Society, who stated that this organization and the Library Association stand for the same thing in many cases especially in encourag ing the writing of books on history. Mary B. Palmer, secretary of the state library, spoke on the program of libraries for the. past two years. Twenty-two new public libraries have large appropriations for establishing libraries. N. C. C. W. has just completed a new library building. Elon has replaced the library which was destroyed by fire. Wake Forest is planning a new building. The only separate hospital library in the country has been recently established at Oteen. Dr. Wilson, president of the asso ciation outlined the program for the two coming years, emphasizing four main points: first, the extension of library service to small towns and schools; second, the necessity of get- (Continued on page 8) it The Little Mark Twain Of Oregon” In Chautauqua Pleasing Personality CHOWAN’S OLDEST LIVING GRADUATE Mr«. I. B. Lake (Bettie Marable), Class of 1864 Mrs. Lake is the mother of Pro fessor James L. Lake, who is seen standing behind his mother, in this picture. Professor Lake is now head of the Department of Physics at Walse Forest College. ^ 1 MISS MORRIS COMMENDS CHAUTAUQUA CAREER “To a girl who is fond of trav eling and meeting people there can be no more delightful work than Chautauqua work,” declar ed Miss Morris, advance agent for the Swarthmore Chautauqua. She went on to say that there are unlimited possibilities in the Chautauqua work for Jhe girl who wishes to express herself in some other service than teaching or actual missionary work. “I have taught school and was at tached to the peace conference in the State Department after the war, but in neither of these could I find means of expression and the real joy of service as I have in the chautauqua.” ■^Of course there are many hardships in the way of train and living accommodations,” she concluded, “but these discom forts seem nothing in compari son with the happiness one finds in doing the work one really loves to do.” ALUMNI WILL STAGE ANNUAL BANQUET As has been the custom for a good many years the Wake Forest Alumni will hold a banquet during the Baptist State Convention. The convention is to be held in Gastonia, December 10 to 14. It promises to surpass in num ber and elaborateness the one held in Winston-Salem last year. The local Alumni Secretary, J. A. McMillan, is cooperating with the local Gastonia Alumnni in making arrangements. M. G. Stamey is to be the student representative at the convention and will deliver one of his characteristic speeches at the banquet. Miss C'emens Interesting Per sonality, Cousin of Mark Twain Altogether Delight ful, Once Called “The Little Mark Twain of Oregon”. Since celebrating the birthday of Mark Twain on November 30, we feel that we have been, indeed, fortunate in having had as our own guestn his cousin, Mildred Leo Clemens, who gave her famous lecture on “Happy Hawaii” on the closing evening of the Swarthmore Chautauqua season. “No modern woman can afford not to read the leading periodicals and keep abreast of the times, if she is to get the most out of life and if she wishes to make her type the best the world has ever known” says Miss Clemens in an interview with the Chowanian reporter. She was de lighted to know that we have a jour nalism class in college and added that a class in journalism gave her the vision of the work she is now doing. Miss Clemens was born in Connect icut, but^oved to Oregon when four 'years and- r^jcelved her higli school education at Portland Oregon High. While there she was for two years editt. *^-f her high school paper, and during her summer vacations, she won out in a big newspaper con test twice, writing editorials even at this early age. During the vacation of her senior year at high school she was made manager of these contests all over the state, and canvassing the state on horseback, she became known as “The Little Mark Twain of Ore gon.” Later she became circulation manager for one of the largest dailies in southern Oregon. She soon realized, however, that if she really wished to succeed, she must have a college education, so she gave up a splendid position and entered the University of California. “This university”, she added, “is so beauti ful and is surrounded by such won derful scenery, that it attracts stu dents from all over the world.” After studying for three and a half years. Miss Clemens was graduated in the famous exposition class of 1915; and out of the nine hundred graduates, she was elected as one of the nineteen who formed the “Wom an’s Honor Society” of the univer sity. After graduation Miss Clemens represented California in the South ern Pacific Railroad Building, at the famous Exposition for seven months, giving lectures about the wonderful scenery of that state. While there, of course, she met travellers from all over the world, and received her idea of carrying the story of travel to the millions of people who could not get it otherwise. Miss Clemens has since then lec tured in Australia, New Zealand, (Continued on page 4) CHAUTAUQUA GREATLY ENJOYED AT COLLEGE Three Days of Interesting Pro grams Presented in College Chapel For three days—November 26-28 the students of Chowan College and the pepole in and around Murfrees boro enjoyed the privilege of attend ing six programs given by the Swarth more Chautauqua in the college audi torium. These programs were at once entertaining, instructive and in formative. They furnished solid food for thought in its most desirable form, well flavored with good humor and music. On the opening day, the Victorian Maids gave two concerts, presenting high grade music using voice, cello, violin and piano. Part of the pro gram, however, consisted of the old songs and instrumental numbers of the Victorian period and the Victor ian atmosphere was created by the appropriate costumes. Monday night Dr. Harry Hib- schman gave a lecture on “The Law and The Profits”. He explained in convincing language the meaning and origrin of the r«asr.n for. and the piofits of liviP;; dndcr|ij!w. He V^ited as its alternatives, anarchy and des potism. He went on to say that the two present menaces of law are syn dicalism and criminali-im. He closed the lecture i>y naming and discussing six remedies for the lawlessness of America. On the second day Andrew Vis- sochi, an Italian, gave two concerts on the piano accordion. That even ing Arthur Walwyn Evans, a cousin of Lloyd George, lectured on “What America Means to Me.” He told in this lecture, in plain, trenchant and fearless terms, what is wrong and what is right with America. In the afternoon of the closing day a pageant, “The Woman Who Lived in a Shov/’ was presented under the leadership of Miss Emily Morris. Miss Morris made a very good “Old Wom an” while some pupils from the Mur freesboro graded school were the best “children” ever. The pageant was well presented and showed that Miss Morris has an unusual ability as a junior chautauqua leader. Mildred Leo Clemens, cousin of Mark Twain, traveller, lecturer, writer, and photographer gave an illustrated lecture on the evening of the closing day on “Happy Hawaii”. She made “Happy Hawaii” most real istic as she wove around it in beauti ful language the history, the customs, and lore, and carried the hearer* from scene to scene with a fascina tion that left a deep impression on everybody present. A large crowd was present at all the programs. The chautauqua was such a success in every way that the guarantors were eager for it to re turn the following year. The Swarthmore Chautauqua was started in 1912 by Paul M. Pearson, (Continued on page 8)

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