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The Chowanian. volume (Murfreesboro, N.C.) 1923-1989, December 06, 1923, Image 2

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Thursday, December 6, 1923. THE CHOWANIX I, CHOWAN COLLEGE, MURFREESBORO, N. C. Page 7 Adventures In The Sophomore Land Uncle Remus Regales the Lit tle Boy With Tales of the “Savage Sophomores” “Uncle Remus”, said the little boy one evening, when he had found the old man with little or nothing to do, “did you ever go to college?” “What me, honey? Dat I aint, but I keeps up wid’em sho ’nuff jes like my pap before me kept up wid de animals.” “Well, did the Chowan College Sophomores really kill any of the Freshmen?” The old man leaned back in his chair, closed his eyes and chuckled. He remained in that position for so long that the little boy thought that possibly Uncle Remus was asleep. “What did they do, Uncle Remus?” “What did who do, honey?” asked Uncle Remus as he opened his eyes wide. “The Sophomores of Chowan Col lege.” “You is des as insistent as yo pap ever was. De Sophomores say to de Freshmen, ‘We’re gwinter bobby cue you next week, sho’.” “Den de Freshmen talk mighty humble”. “W« don’t keer what you do wid us, wise Soph’mores, only please don’t take away our privileges. Kill us, haze us, throw us over in the swimming pool, pack us up in sugar, but please don’t take away our ordi- rary privilsjgea”. | “Hits so much trouble to haze you dat we spect we better hang you”. “Hang us des as high as you please, wise Soph’mores, call ,a meeting and make up some rules’. ’ Can you read, honey?” “No, Uncle Remus,” The express ion in the big blue eyes of the boy was sad. He thought that the old negro man was making fun of him. “Dere now I moughter knowed dat a little boy like you gwinter learn how next year”, the old man said in apology “Tell yo’ Mammy to read dem edi torials in de news paper. Den come back and tell me what dey done.” The little boy ran in the house as fast as his fat legs could carry him. His mother willingly read to him the following rules: All freshmen will please take note of the following:Sophomore week will be observed beginning with tomorrow morning. Regulations for each day will be posted on the bulletin board or read in the dining room the pre vious evening. All freshmen who do not abide by these rules will be tried individually and dealt with accord ingly. Monday: Every freshman is to ,ap- pear at breakfast in an afternoon or evening dress. Every freshman go ing to town is requested to wear a green band on her right arm, also mis-matched hose. Tuesday: All freshmen are to ap pear at breakfast and to attend class es throughout the day, in traveling apparel, including hat, gloves, um brella, and traveling bag or suit case. fee is allowed at breakfast. All freshman will salute the president, members of the faculty and upper classmen, when they meet them on the front hall. All freshmen will as semble on the front steps at 4:15 o’clock, with pencils and paper ready to take the cat census of the town. Thursday: The freshman class is to give a program, lasting for at least half an hour, this evening. Admis sion two for five cents for those who do not take part on the program. Friday: All freshmen who are not in the minstrel or amateur program this evening will wear summer hats and gloves. They will occupy the seats marked with green paper. Saturday: To show the freshmen our appreciation of their sportsman ship the Sophomore class invites them to a weiner roast at the spring at four o’clock this afternoon. “Thank you, mother.” The little boy did not wait for any reply. He ran down the steps, across the yard and soon reached the cabin of Uncle Remus. Uncle Remus had shifted his posi tion near the window. He seemed to be enjoying something on the out side. “Uncle Remus, why do you laugh?” The old man stopped chuckling and turned around abruptly. “Lawsy me, chile, I thought you wuz in de house wid yo’ Mammy”. “But you told me to come back just as soon as I found out about the rules”. “Well so I did. I sho’ is gitting for- gitful.” With that Uncle Remus rolled his eyes toward the ceiling and “Dem Freshmen puts me in mind of Brer Rabbit”. “Dat time he beg Brer Fox not to fling him in de briar patch. Cose de Soph’mores want’a hurt de freshmen bad ez dey kin. So dey git de rules.” The little boy laughed with Uncle Remus. “The Freshmen bound to fling back some er dey sass, en dey holler out: Soph’mores, Soph’mores, you is mighty wise But dem rules is fun in our eyes. We’ll sho keep dem you kin jes bet. Soph’mores can’t you do better yet? ALATHENIAN’S SUBJECT WAS SOUTHERN WRITERS The Alathenian Literary Society held its bi-monthly meeting in the North Hall Saturday evening, No vember 24. In a short business meeting pre ceding the program Miss Willie Mae Horton was elected Reporter from the Society for the Chowanian Staff. The subject for discussion was “Southern Writers”. Miss Ada Har rell, Mrs. McLean, Misses Ruby Mitchell and Willie Mae Horton dis cussed the lives and works of Thomas Nelson Page, Joel Chandler Harris, Sidney Lanier, and John Fox, Jr. Miss Mildred gave a book report of “The Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come.” Miss Ida Mae Martin very creditably read, “Seein’ Things at Nighat”. The Society sang “My Old Kentucky Home”, and “Thanksgiving Song” between the discussion of the topics. The final number was a Ksedle^i^y the ZAJ5 Glee Club^ _ ^ Wednesday: All freshmen are to ea.t food with a spoon onl]^ No c|^.langhB^ again. Thanksgiving Sentiment WeVe thankful for the splendid growth of the FIRST NATIONAL during its four brief but successful years of existence —for the opportunities which are given us every day for genuine ser vice and helpfulness —for the growing number of people whom we have the privilege of serving —for the confidence placed in this bank by the people not only in Murfreesboro but throughout this section of North Carolina. WeVe ready to serve you! HRST NATIONAL BANK MURFREESBORO, N. C. Resources Over Half Million Dollars J. J. WHITE, Vice-President J A CAMPBELL President CHAS. R. STOREY, Cashier R. C. BENTHALL, Vice-President ^ GEO. H. CAMPBELL, Asst.Cashier

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