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The Chowanian. volume (Murfreesboro, N.C.) 1923-1989, December 20, 1927, Image 3

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Tueiday, December 20, 1927 THE CHOWANIAN, CHOWAN COLLEGE, MURFREESBORO, N. C. Pac* 3 * 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. W. Draper. 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 ham. Miss Marie Evans has gone to Columbus, Ohio, to spend the win ter. 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 ber 11. 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 13. Mrs. Fannie Jernigan is visit ing her daughter, Mrs. Stanley Winborne. Miss Sara Hawkins and . her mother, Mrs. Sallie Hawkins, have concluded a visit with Mrs. Nellie Winborne. Miss Julia Short of Murfrees boro and Mr. Jimmie Raynor of Powellsville were quietly married in Ahoskie Saturday evening, De cember 10. Mrs. John Evans, Mrs. I. A. Wiggins and children, and John Sewell were shoppers in Norfolk Saturday, December 10. ****** * * UNDER THE GREEN- WOOD TREE ******* 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- in-law.” Billie: You’re too conceited about your beauty. Kate: Why, not at all. I don’t think I’m half as good-looking as I am. * * * * * * * • ** ** * • * GONE BUT NOT * * FORGOTTEN * 4c^4c^s|E « 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. V. A. Polly: Why don’t you answer me? 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 quiet.” “Well, nothing will keep me quiet but a drum.” Patient: Doctor, what are my chances? Doctor: 0 pretty good, but don’t start reading any long con tinued stories. dear. “Everybody in our family is some kind of animal,” remarked Tommy. “What do you mean?” asked his mother. “Why mother you’re you know.” “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 12. 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 rating^. 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? —Selected. 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 eyes.” “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 council. “Well, my son,” said his father, “have you been using your eyes?” Willie nodded. “Tell us what you’ve learned.” “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 bookcase.” “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 horses. “Want me to haul you out, Mis ter?” “How much do you want?” “Three dollars.” After the work had been done and the money paid the tourist asked; “Do you pull out many cars here?” “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 hole.” 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 Home Journal.” If money talks, as some lolks think, ’twill tell you to go to THE PEOPSE’S BANK. Yep—Fir«t Act “What must a man be to be buried with military honors?” “Dead.” Obliging Little Lady She—“Will you please call me a taxi?” He—“Alright, you’re a taxi.” Specialized Specialist 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 accompanied it: 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 short talk. 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. Bell. 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 year. 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 L. Britton. 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.” CHRISTMAS OFFERINGS 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 fields. 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.” About your' HeaUh Thinaii Y Sbi/vu* Know 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. Intellectual Vagabonds 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. Life Expectancy 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 stupid. 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 thing. 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 about it. 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. BUS SCHEDULE FRANKLIN-MURFREESBORO LINE “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- YOUR PHOTOGRAPH Arrange for a Sitting Now HAMBLIN’S STUDIO 152 N. Main St. Suffolk, Va. Parker Drug Company (The Rexall Store) Whitmans’ Candies, Eastman Kodaks, Drugs, Chemicals and Patent Medicines GEORGE H. PARKER, Owner Franklin, Va. 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 AGENTS FOR CHEVROLET CARS “For Power and Pep, Our Gas and Oil Sure Has the Rep.” ■^ry H. C. Gasoline and See the Difference Leave Franklin 8:00 A. M. 12:30 A. M. 5:15 P. M. Arrive Murfreesboro 9:15 A. M. 1:30 P. M. 6:15 P M. Leave Murfreesboro 9;30 jv “ ROCKY MOUNT-MURFREE I O Arrive Franklin 10:00 A. M. 3:30 P. M. 7:45 P. M. Leave Rocky Mount 7:00 A. M. 3:30 P. M. Leave Norfolk 7:30 A. M. 4:00 P. M. Arrive and Leave Murfreesboro 9:30 A. M. 6:00 P. M. Arrive and Leave Murfreesboro 10:35 A. M. 7:05P. M. FOLK LINE Arrive Norfolk 1:05 P. M. 9:35 P. M. Arrive Rocky Mount 1:05 P. M. 9:30 P. M. HARRELL & HOLLOMAN Drugs, Toilet Ai icle Patent Medici 3S Cigars, Cigarettes— —Fountain Drinks AT - - - YOUR - - - SERVICE MISS N. T. WIGGINS The Ladies* Store Millinery and Silk Underwear “ONYX POINTEX” AND “GOTHAM GOLD STRIPE” HOSE lO' NS MURFREESBORO, N. C. The Peoples Bank Murfreesboro, N. C. Chowan College Faculty and Students 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 ing. 1

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