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Tueiday, December 20, 1927
THE CHOWANIAN, CHOWAN COLLEGE, MURFREESBORO, N. C.
* LOCAL NEWS •
It: ***** * * * *
The Woman’s Missionary So
ciety of the Methodist Church was
entertained Tuesday afternoon
by Mrs. I. A. Wiggins. The fol
lowing officers were elected for
the new year:
President, Mrs. I. A. Wiggins;
Vice-President, Mrs. W- C. Fer
guson; Secretary, Mrs. H. L. Ed
wards; Treasurer, Mrs. W. C.
Chitty; Corresponding Secretary,
Mrs. E. N. Evans; Agent foi
Voice, Mrs. W. P. Britton; Super
intendent Mission Work, Mrs. J.
Two members were received in
to the society, Mrs. J. W. Draper
and Mrs. H. L. Evans. At the
conclusion of the meeting, a salad
course was served by the hostess,
assisted by Mrs. John Evans.
Those present were: Mesdames U.
Vaughan, Lloyd J. Bray, E. N.
Evans, Sue Lawrence, H. L. Ed
wards, Nettie Hill, John Evans,
W. E. Chitty, M. E. Worrell, H
L. Evans, J. S. Lawrence, J. W.
Draper, I. A. Wiggins, Misses Jen
nie Browne Wynn and Mary Par
Miss Marie Evans has gone to
Columbus, Ohio, to spend the win
Mr. and Mrs. B. H. Ward, A. J
Ward, and Mr. and Mrs. L. C.
Rountree were visitors in the
home of Mr. E. N. Evans, Decem
Miss Frances Lawrence recent
ly visited relatives in Norfolk.
The Senior B. Y. P. U. of Me-
herrin Church gave a program at
Lasker December 11.
Miss Julia Vinson was given a
surprise party at her home on Fri
day evening, December 9. Those
present were: Misses Bettie W
Jenkins, Inez Parker, Mary Liv-
erman, Laura Ruth Parker, Ruth
Townsend, Eva Edwards, Bertha
Chitty, and Messrs. Reuben Ed
wards, J. H. Vinson, Emmett
Evans, and Jack Glover.
The annual turkey supper was
served by the Ladies Aid Society
of the Baptist Church, December
Mrs. Fannie Jernigan is visit
ing her daughter, Mrs. Stanley
Miss Sara Hawkins and . her
mother, Mrs. Sallie Hawkins, have
concluded a visit with Mrs. Nellie
Miss Julia Short of Murfrees
boro and Mr. Jimmie Raynor of
Powellsville were quietly married
in Ahoskie Saturday evening, De
Mrs. John Evans, Mrs. I. A.
Wiggins and children, and John
Sewell were shoppers in Norfolk
Saturday, December 10.
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UNDER THE GREEN-
The teacher asked her class to
explain the word bachelor, and
one little girl answered: “A bach
elor is a very happy man.”
‘Where did you learn that?”
asked the teacher.
“Father told me,” she replied.
The Maiden’s Prayer
“Dear Lord, I ask nothing for
myself! Only give Mother a son-
Billie: You’re too conceited
about your beauty.
Kate: Why, not at all. I don’t
think I’m half as good-looking as
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* GONE BUT NOT *
* FORGOTTEN *
On December 5, a baby girl was
born to Mrs. W. A. McLawhom of
Morehead City. Mrs. McLawhorn
was Miss Eunice Day of Murfrees
boro, 1913 graduate of Chowan,
and niece of Miss McDowell.
’82; and Cobb, ’87. President Ed
wards was present and addressed
the club. Important matters rel
ative to the College were dis
cussed. These will be reported at
a later date.
In the next edition of the CHO
WANIAN, we hope to give a full
history of the old literary socie
ties—^the P. N. A. and the C. 0.
Polly: Why don’t you answer
Bob: I did shake my head.
Polly: Well, I couldn’t hear it
rattle over here.
“Mamma, what are you gonig
to give me for Christmas?”
“Oh, anything to keep you
“Well, nothing will keep me
quiet but a drum.”
Patient: Doctor, what are my
Doctor: 0 pretty good, but
don’t start reading any long con
“Everybody in our family is
some kind of animal,” remarked
“What do you mean?” asked
“Why mother you’re
“Yes, Tom, and the baby is
mothers little lamb.”
“Well, I’m the kid; sister is a
chicken; aunt is a cat, cousin is a
bird and uncle Jim is a jackass,
and little brother’s a pig. Dad’s
the goat; and ”
“That’s enough, Thomas.”
Recent Viiitors At Chowan
Rev. H. Frederick Jones of
Greenville, N. C., was a visitor in
the College Monday, December
Miss Gertrude Knott, a former
teacher at Chowan, visited Mrs.
Bob Britton in Murfreesboro dur
ing the week end of December 3.
The students here were pleas
antly surprised on Monday, De
cember 12, when Miss Marguerite
Harrison, who conducted a B. Y.
P. U. study course at the College a
short while ago, paid them a visit.
WHAT ARE YOU WORTH?
From your chin down you are
worth about a dollar and a half a
day. From your chin up you »r«
worth anything, there is no limit.
Without your head-diece you are
nothing but an animal, and about
as valuable as a horse—maybe.
Most of you have a mistaken
idea; you think you are paid for
your work. You are not. You
are paid for what you think while
you work. It’s the kind of brain
that directs your work, that moves
your hands, that gives you your
What causes you the most con
cern, the contents of. your skull
or the mass below the collar
bone? You exercise your body,
keep your arms strong and your
legs supple—but do you regular
ly exercise your cerebrum?
Are your thoughts flabby, un
controlled, wayward, and useless,
though you are an expert at ten
nis or golf?
Is your thinker as keen, alert,
disciplined, accurate, and depend
able as your hands?
Where do you get your pleasur
es, from the chin down? Is it all
dancing for your feet and meat
for your belly, and clothes for
your back? Is all your fun in the
cellar? Don’t yon ever have any
fun in the attic?
What are you anyway, an ani
mal pestered with a mind, or a
soul prisoned in a body?
Do you know that the jist of
culture consists in transferring
one’s habitual amusements from
below to above the nose?
Kenneth rushed in from play
with hair rumpled, clothes soiled
and hands dirty, and seated him
self at the table.
“What would you say if I should
come to the table looking as you
do?” inquired his mother.
Kenneth surveyed his well-
groomed mother thoughtfully,
then replied: “I think I’d be too
polite to say anything.”
Jean (borrowing a match):
Will this strike on anything?
Emma Gay: I don’t know,
haven’t tried it yet.
“Be observing my son,” coun
seled Willie’s father. “Cultivate
the habit of seeing and you will
become a successful man.”
“Yes,” added Willie’s uncle.
“Don’t go through life like a
blind man. Learn to use your
“Little boys who are observing
get on much faster than those
who are not,” Aunt Jane put in.
The youngster took their advice
to heart. A day passed and once
more he stood before the family
“Well, my son,” said his father,
“have you been using your eyes?”
Willie nodded. “Tell us what
“Uncle Jim’s got a bottle of
whiskey hid behind his trunk,”
said Willie. “Aunt Jane’s got an
extra set of false teeth in her
dresser, and pa’s got a deck of
cards and a box of chips hid be
hind Emerson’s Essays in the
“The little sneak!” exclaimed
the family with one voice.
A man got stalled with his au
tomobile in a mudhole near Loch
Raven last week. While making
a vain attempt to get out, a small
boy appeared with a team of
“Want me to haul you out, Mis
“How much do you want?”
After the work had been done
and the money paid the tourist
“Do you pull out many cars
“About twelve a day, on the
average,” replied the boy.
“Do you work nights, too”, in
quired the tourist.
“Yes, I haul water for the mud
ShufiQe ’Em Up
“That sailor’s a card.”
“Yeh, that comes from his asso
ciation -with decks.”
Said the Turkey, “When Christ
mas draws near I’m filled with
foreboding and fear; but I’m hap
py to say; when I get by that day,
I generally live through the year.
—Oliver Herford, “Ladies
If money talks, as some lolks
think, ’twill tell you to go to THE
“What must a man be to be
buried with military honors?”
Obliging Little Lady
She—“Will you please call me
He—“Alright, you’re a taxi.”
Dr. Arrowsmith: Think your
son will soon forget whp^t he
learned at college?
Mr. Rabbit: I hope so. He can’t
make a living drinking.
The following clipping, from
an Elizabeth City paper speaks
for itself. We are delighted to
have this report and the letter
from Mrs. E. F. Aydlett, which
CHOWAN COLLEGE BANQUET
JOLLY AFFAIR; ALUMNAE
PLEDGE AID IN CAMPAIGN
Mrs. E. F. Aydlett, associate
director of the Chowan Associa^
tion Centennial Campaign, was
hostess Monday night at a Chowan
College banquet in the social halls
of Blackwell Memorial Church
from six o’clock until 8:30. About
25 former students of Chowan
were present. Although the Cho
wan girls ranged in their years
at the college from 1887 to 1925
they found little difficulty in mak
ing themselves at home and much
time was spent in recalling remin
iscenes of olden days.
Mrs. I. A. Ward was toastmis-
tress of the evening and also serv
ed as pianist when college songs
were sung. Three delicious cours
es were served the guests by the
ladies of the church.
Dr. R. T. Vann of Raleigh
made the invocation and a short
talk. E. F. Aydlett also made a
Between the first and second
course, each guest introduced her
self, giving her name before mar
riage and her present name and
the years she was at Chowan. This
disclosed only two out of the 25
with the same name.
“What Chowan Used to Be” was
discussed by Mrs. E. E. Etheridge
and “What Chowan Is Today,”
was discussed by Mrs. John H.
During the second course mem
ories of Chowan were recalled,
many telling of instances that
happened when there. SeveraJ
college legends were brought up,
including “the changes of so
ciety,” and “The Brown Lady.
Mrs. J. W. Modlin then spoke
on the needs of the college, and
several plans were discussed for
what the club in this city would
do for the college. A rising vote
of thanks to Mrs. Aydlett, as hos
tess, was given, and it was voted
to have a Chowan banquet each
The Centennial Campaign was
then taken up, each one present
pledging herself to do what she
could for Christian education.
Mrs. Aydlett made a few remarks
on the Centennial Campaign and
on the importance of interesting
others in the campaign.
The guests as they registered
were; (Ruth Lowry) Mrs. W. J.
Broughton, (Emma Gilbert) Mrs.
E. M. Stevens, (Blanche Ward)
Mrs. Robert V. Lamb, (Clate
White) Mrs. J. H. Aydlett, (Ella
Gilbert) Mrs. H. C. Pearson,
(Louise Holland) Mrs. John H.
Bell, Miss Catherine Skinner,
(Edna Mills) Mrs. L. L. Hedge
peth, Miss Iredell Knight, (Ruth
Buxton) Mrs. J. H. White, (Susie
Eure) Mrs. C. D. Bell, (Edla Sav
age) Mrs. E. E. Etheridge, (Eliz
abeth Fletcher) Mrs. Claude Bai
ley, (Mary T. Cartwright) Mrs.
R. H. Raper, (Essie Sawyer) Mrs.
0. L, Hofler, (Ruth Sawyer)
Mrs. Ruth S. Brovm, (Ennie Good
win) Mrs. E. A. Hurdle, (Ruth
Lassiter) Mrs. I. A. Ward, (Lil
lian Bright) Mrs. R. M. Phelps,
and (Mary Matthews) Mrs. Mary
Mrs. Aydlett says: “There were
twenty-three present, and it
would have done you good to have
been there and heard the entire
program. Of course, we tried to
bring back memories of Chowan
College days, and to impress upon
those present the importance of
remembering Chowan for what
she has been, for what she is now,
and for what she could be—with
the personal prayers and help of
each individual. The old societies,
the C. 0. V. A. and the P. N. A.-
those whose records were burned
—voted to do something for Cho
wan which would be a memorial
to their societies. They mention
ed an arch to connect two of the
buildings—a structure which
would have on it somewhere tab
lets bearing the names of the two
societies. Other things were dis
cussed, but nothing was decided.
You will hear definitely, later.
They did vote to send, between
now and next Tuesday, rose and
shrub cuttings to Mrs. J. W. Mod-
lin’s home, and she is to have
them packed and sent to Mrs. Ed
wards for the college grounds.
We hope that these contribu
tions will fit in spaces where some
thing is needed. The “girls”
present voted to make the ban
quet an annual affair, and we
feel that this will do much to keep
interest in Chowan lively.”
GIVEN BY W. W. A.s’
The Y. W. A. Service on Sun
day night, December 11, was
made very impressive by Mrs. Bur
rell’s talk on the W. M. U. Love
Offering, the first forty thousand
dollars of which will this year go
toward sending forty of our mis
sionaries back to the foreign
Mrs. Burrell brought out the
following points in her talk: How
much the Christmas love offering
would mean to the givers; how
much it would mean to the mis
sionaries; how much it would
mean to the church; and how
much it would mean to the un
converted in the foreign lands.
“The important thing”, she said,
“is not the amount we give but
the spirit in which we give.”
At the close of the talk, each
Y. W. A. girl came forward and
placed her offering on the table.
The gifts amounted to $7.00.
since it is seen that the require
ment for these post-holiday weeks
has been carefully anticipated.”
DO AS YOU PLEASE LAND
The following articles from
the New York “New Student” for
December 7th are of interest to
students and teachers every
where. A sort of Do-As-You-
Please Land is becoming recogniz
ed as best for students of reason
able earnestness and maturity.
Harvard’s plan of educational
“vagabonding” has been winning
enthusiastic receptions in other
colleges, vdth consequent at
tempts by many college editors to
bring about similar arrangements
in their own institutions. The
“vagabonding” is simply a mat
ter of attending interesting lec
tures in classes besides those in
which the student is registered.
To enable the students to choose,
the Harvard “Crimson”, each day,
publishes a directory of worth
while lectures, from which the
students make their choice. Har
vard students had long followed
this program, but their daily pa
per has crystallized the practice
into an extra-curricular activity.
President C. C. Little, of the
University of Michigan, while re
cognizing the excellent scholastic
motives behind vagabonding, pre
dicts “it is likely to have disas
trous effects if carried to the ex
treme.” If not permitted to in
terfere with regular class work,
he views it as legitimate.
Harvard’s reading period, dur
ing -which students are free to
browse, is now on trial. Prepara
tory statements on what is ex
pected of the students were issued
by various department heads. The
most detailed explanation came
from Dean A. C. Hanford, who
indicated that the University has
faith in the desire of its students
to use their time to good advan
tage. Commenting on Dean Han-
fod’s statement, the “Crimson”
says; “The plan seems neither re
volutionary nor premature. It ap
pears as the logical sequence to
the general educational policies
of the University. Certainly the
pessimistic may now rest easier.
by John Joseph Ootctn, M.
There is no doubt that the great
advances made in medicine an*
surgery have added to the_ spar*
of human life, in their ministry
against many serious conditions.
Our great life insurance compan
ies have become more confident
in the selection of their risks, af
the years have been added to th#
great average of "expectancy.”
jBut there is a cloud on the hori
zon of today. I am sure that
deaths of individuals between fifty
and sixty-five are taking on a very
alarming increase—so much so, as
to lead me to believe that this is
gettfng to be the most critical pe
riod for men who should be at
their very best. It is not Provi
dence that removes men at such
an age; my opinion is becoming
more confirmed each year, that men
are unconsciously doing them
selves to death!
The newspapers say "heart di
sease” of course; the heart usually
ceases to beat when we die; the
question is, what made the heart
quit working at such an unseemly
hour? It is time for investigation,
when so-called heart diseases are
sweeping valuable men away be
fore their time. To sav that a
man died of “dropsy” today, would
be to betray the most dense ignor
ance; "heart disease” is almost as
Jn over thirty-five years of ac
tive practice, I have perhaps found
less than a hundred—certainly not
many more—that died of organic
heart disease! Diseased kidney*,
liver, spleen, stomach, blood, ana
nerves, undermine the heart until
it can perform no more, and there
are other conditions, each remote
from the heart, that do the same
My opinion ii, if men would
cease over-eating, they would re
duce "heart disease* by half;
overwork and excesses Wll—and at
a time of life when niature judg
ment in men is most needed. ThifV
Next V7" “ - '"n of CoV
A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS
Christmas! The magical, musical ring of it;
No finer word in the world can be found!
Molded and made for us mortals to sing of it;
Full of the “tingle” that makes pulses pound!
Christmas! The lilt and the rhythm and thrill of it!
Dear, loving word that was made to impart
Happiness, friends—may you all have your fill of it;
Feeling the throb of it deep in your heart!
Christmas! It’s coming to wipe away '■ore again;
Blotting out memories tragic i c ir;
Bringing rich blessings for man d 1 hare again,
Filling our hearts with the m c o leer!
Christmas! To some it means c -*agt vO start again;
Help for the helpless, and strength for the strong!
Giving the hopeless a chance to take heart again;
God’s loving gifts to humanity’s throng!
Christmas! We all love the sound and sing of it;
Sinner and saint, and the godless and good;
Hearts of the world all respond to the ring of it;
Bringing mankind into one Brotherhood!
Christmas! All Nations rejoice at the thrill of it.
Paupers and peasants; the rich and renowned;
Spirit of Love—may we bow to the will of it;
Then we’ll have Christmas the whole year ’round!
—James Edward Hungerford.
“Which of the parables do you
like best?” said the minister to a
boy in the Sunday school.
“I like that one where some
body loafs and fishes”, was the
unexpected answer .
Wife—“That’s the kind of bus
band to have! Did you hear Mr.
Dike tell his wife to go and look
at some twenty-dollar hats?”
Spouse—“My dear, have I ever
deprived you of the privilege of
looking at twenty-dollar hats?”
“The time will come,” shouted
the speaker, “when women will
get men’s wages.”
“Yes,” said the little man in
the comer. “Next Friday night.”
“Why are your socks on wrong
side out. Bob?”
“My feet were hot and I turned
the hose on them.”
Buy your gas at Harry Hill’s.
It will take you farthest.
A Christmas Suggestion!
Give the Gift That Only You Can Give-
Arrange for a Sitting Now
152 N. Main St.
Parker Drug Company
(The Rexall Store)
Whitmans’ Candies, Eastman Kodaks, Drugs,
Chemicals and Patent Medicines
GEORGE H. PARKER, Owner
The Conway Service Station
is ever ready to serve yon.
The Chowan Club of Norfolk
had an enthusiastic meeting on
December 14. The following were
present; Mesdames Shortridge,
’78; Forehand, ’78; Crumpler,
’84; Simpson, ’87; Gay, ’86; How-
el, ’94; Maddrey, ’94; Ferguson,
Harry HilFs Garage
Distributors for Sinclair Gas and Motor Oils
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Drugs, Toilet Ai icle Patent
AT - - - YOUR - - - SERVICE
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The Ladies* Store
Millinery and Silk Underwear
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Chowan College Faculty
We desire to es ii to you a
hearty welcome > ir town,
and to assure you that it will be
a pleasure to extend to you
every courtesy and accommoda
tion consistent in sound bank