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The Chowanian. volume (Murfreesboro, N.C.) 1923-1989, February 28, 1928, Image 1

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YOU CAN ALWAYS TELL A SOPHOMORE SOPHOMORE SPECIAL! The Chowanian BUT YOU CAN’T TELL HIM MUCH! Vol 5. Four Pages Murfreesboro, N. C., Tuesday, February 28, 1928 One Section No. 10 PREACHES INTERESTING SERMON ON MARRIAGE Dr. W. R. Burrell, Baptist Minister, Talks On Busi ness of Marriage Lindy Home Again A very interesting sermon on the “Business of Marriage” was delivered by Rev. W. R. Burrell at the Murfreesboro Baptist Church Sunday, February 19, at 7:00 P. M. Dr. Burrell read Mark 10:1-22, taking for his text the sixth verso. In discussing the text he said, “There are three important events in life; namely, birth, mar riage, and death. The physical and spiritual man are so connect ed that each is useless without the other. The Catholics made marriage the fourth of their seven sacraments. They disliked marriage by state officials and said the ceremony should be per formed by church officials and made very sacred. As a proof of how important Christ considered marriage, he chose a wedding fes tival at which to perform his first miracle. People should enter marriage reverently, thoughtfully, and with the fear of God.” Dr. Burrell went on to say that there are four important steps toward marriage: first, preparation. One should prepare for marriage as he does to enter the church: by prayer, repentance, and faith in God for support. He should be thoroughly convinced in his mind that the person whom he is taking as his life’s partner is the person above all others God has designat ed. Second, he should make sure that he is worthy of the high es tate he is about to enter, and that both he and his partner have made sufficient preparations to meet the responsibilities of the train of events that must follow. Third, he should get in touch with his Heavenly Father, and seek wisdom and strength. Fourth, he should have an eye toward worldly things. A woman has a right to demand a sane mind and a sane body. Through these stages one should approach the ceremony, which Is, or should be, the greatest hour of his life. Light, hasty, thought less marriages are the causes of so many divorces. One’s soul, his destiny and his children rest with his partner; therefore, he should "be well prepared to care for them as a religious person should. Mar riage without religion is like the marriage of dumb animals for the purpose of carrying on the race. Evil is the result when one marries the wrong person, and as a result he is liable to end in tor ment. One must, then, give his soul to God and prepare his mind, heart, and body in order to marry properly. 4>t “THE FARMERETTE” TO BE GIVEN MARCH 9TH Junior Class Will Present A Three-Act Play in Col lege Auditorium • Colonel Charles A. Lindbergh, just after he landed at Lambe't—St. Louis Field, after completing his non-stop flight from Havana anC'fom- pleting his "Good Will” tour ® Colonel Lindbergh has covered 40,000 miles in tli« plane he affectionately calls “We,”—or The Spirit of St. Louis. Announces Candidacy. STUDENT RECITAL IS GIVEN FEBRUARY 17 Musical and Dramatic Entertain ment Wa« Enjoyed by a Large Number of Attendant! .. OCAgTBI .. _ Secreii.y oi Commerce, Herbert Hoover, who has stirred up the Re publican Presidential situation bv an nouncing his candidacy tor the presi dency. Hotiver's declaration makes five in the field for Republican nom- biation. Statistics Of Members Of Sophomore Class Are Given BLOODY SOPHS CLASH WITH GREEN FRESHMEN Bloody Sextette Failed To Warm Up In Time to Ward Oflf A Defeat FOUR BIG EVENTS MADE ANNUAL SOCIETY DAY AN OUTSTANDING IN ANNALS OF COLLEGE THIS YEAR ORANGE PARTY GIVEN AS AID CAMPUS FUND Each One Present Eats Orange and Then Gives Penny for Each Seed Found In It On Friday evening, February 17th, the students of Chowan Col lege gave an excellent musical and dramatic recital. The program was as follows: PART ONE Romance — Raff, Maidie Lee Wade; Thou Art Like a Flower— Cradwick, Helen Walker; To Spring—Grieg, Ruth Davenport; De Gray Owl—Dudley Buck, Kate Mackie; Song Without Words— Tschaikowslay, Rustle of Spring —Binding, Emma Gay Stephen son; Goodnight, Goodnight—Ball, Hilton Jones. If I Were a Bird—Henselt, Rosalie Liverman; Longing—An na Case, Maidie Lee Wade; Sweet Genevieve—Calvin Grooms, Mrs. Camp Vann; Ave Marie—Schu bert, Francis Flythe; Valse— Chopin, Venitienne — Godard, Bettie Walter Jenkins;. PART TWO “THE OBSTINATE FAMILY” A Farce in One Act ^ Characters: Mr. Harwood, Harford’s fath- er-in-law—Inez Parker. Mrs. Harwood, Harford’s moth er-in-law—Maybelle Honeycutt. Henry Harford—Miss Poe. Jessy Harford, his wife—Dor cas Lassiter. James, Harford’s servant— Hilton Jones. Lucy, a servant—Rosalind Horne. There was a large number ol people present and everybody en joyed the program. Hamlin’s Studio of Suffolk will furnish you with beautiful photo graphs for Christmas. On Friday evening, February 10, many young people from the town and neighboring communi ties attended the Orange Party given in the College Gymnasium for the benefit of the Campus Fund. The guests were met at the en trance by Misses Jessie Draper and Edna Malpass. Misses Ann Downey and Lucile Long welcom ed them and received the orange that they were asked to bring as an admittance ticket. When all of the guests had ar rived, Miss Mildred Poe, director of the party, divided the crowd into two groups—Hearts and Cupids. Several interesting and exciting games and contests were enjoyed. The Cupids, who scored the most points, received an at tractive fruit doll as a prize. When the prize had been awarded, the oranges were eaten, and the seed counted. Each per son paid a penny for every seed in his orange. The time passed all too quick ly, and when the bell rang, it seemed as if the party had only begun. A neat little sum was realized for the Campus Fund; we have not learned the exact amount. WHO ARE WE? WE are the Sophomores. We generously assume responsibility and tell the green Freshmen what to do. And do they do it? We’ll say they do! Do we work? we do—not! We' BOSS the job. Frances Flythe, our soloist, is the best high jazz singer in col lege. Juanita Vick, our class president, could manage the head off any other girl in school. Nel lie Sutton, the stenographer of our class, has everybody beat when she gets her fingers going on the typewriter. We won the baseball champion ship last fall, and if you vnll no tice the Honor Roll for the first semester, you will see that we just about have a monoply on it. No, you needn’t offer us rub ber bands for our heads; we haven’t the swell head; we’re shy and modest enough, and never feel boastful, even if we are the smartest class in school. The following are the late statistics of individual members of the Sophomore class. In the order of the quotation marks op posite the names, the character istics are as follows; nick-name, hobby, expression, ambition. Alice Swindell, “Peculiarity”, “Hiking”, “Oh! Flitter”, “To live ’till the 7th of March”; Frances Flythe, “Fly-the”, “Going home”, “Oh! Pshaw”, “To sing”; Lala Ashley, “Lila Rose”, “Hiking” “My stars and garters”, “To live ’till the 7th of March”; Sophia Faison, “Buggar”, “Riding” “Wish it was Saturday”, “To get ‘Nosirrom’ ”; Julia Downs, “Sook ie”, “Dictating”, “Who’d thought it?”, “To do something worthwhile”; Mildred Hinton ‘Miiiie’’, 'Reading Latin", “It might be worse”, “To be a great writer,,; Olivia Williams, “Bol ivia”, “Reading”, “Well I de clare”, “To be a great Mathe matician”; Thelma Freeman, “Lit tle Thelma”, “Reading”, “For the Love of Mike”, “To travel abroad”; Roxie Flythe, “Greater”, “Writing to New York City”, “Catfram”, “To get to New York City”; Willia Parker, “Little Wil lie”, “Writing to Wake Forest”, “By Jingo Peter”, “To teach”; Hilda Jones, “Feet-art”, “Work ing Math”, “Oh! Dickens”, “To travel from Murfreesboro to Mt. Olive”; Nellie Sutton, “Nell”, Horse-back riding”, “Mamma”, “To pass College Algebra”; Juan ita Vick, “Uneeda”, “Being Hasty”, “Shoot a Monkey”, “To live ’till the 7th of March and be a Stenographer for N. C. High way Commission”; Eva Hoggard, Little Eva”, “Reading”, “I don’t care”, “To be little”; Audrey Parker, “Addry”, “Eating”, “Ain’t it so?”, “To teach French”; Lu cille Davis, “Cille”, “Reading”, “Oh! Pshaw”, “To travel”; Jessie H. Belch, “Jelly”, “Talking”, “Gee”, “To be a B. Y. P. U. Worker”; Montine Ward, “Monty” “Reading Latin”, “That’s scar- casm”, “Teach Latin”; Bertha Clayton, “Hun”, “Horse-back rid ing”, “Oh! Shoot”, “To be a home-maker”; Katherine Mackie, “Kate”, “Dishes”, “That’s all right”, “To get back to summer school”; Maybelle Honeycutt, “Mable”, “Loving”, “I’ll Swar- nee”, “To be loved”; Mary Brit ton, “Turkey”, “Hiking”, “Oh! Shoot”, “To live ’till the 7th of March”; Pauline Simons, “Polly”, “Hiking”, “I’ll Swan”, “To take a Campus course at Carolina”; Billie Temple, “Willie T.”, “Cry ing”, “Max no difference”, “To receive the M. R. S. degree.” On Friday night, March 9, at 8:00 o’clock the Junior Class will present a three-act play, “The Farmerette”, by Evelyn Gray Whiting, in the College auditor ium. This play is the story of how five orphan girls struggle to keep their old homestead. A neighbor woman holds a mortgage on the farm which the girls know was paid off before their mother’s death, but for which they are un able to find the receipt. The de termination of this w'oman to get the farm, and the determination of the girls to keep it from the confict of the play. The happy-go-luckiness of Joce lyn, the youngest 6f the girls, the sincerity if Nan, the eldest, and the frivolity of Minnette, their sister from the city with her end less talk about “soulful eyes” and “affinity” furnish an entertaining contrast. Every appearance of Gracious Ann Bean the colored “pusson”, guarantees a laugh. The cast of characters is as fol lows: Jane Wellington _ Rosalie Liver man Jocelyn Wellington _ Mary Whit ley Elnora Wellington _ Eva Kinlaw Nan Wellington - Jean Craddock Minnette Wellington Lawson— Margaret Jeffreys Mrs. Beckwith _ Wilma Ellington Gracious Ann Bean Ruby Daniels Amission; 35 and 50 cents. The Bloody Sophs lost a fast game of basket ball to their dead ly rivals, the Green Freshmen, Wednesday night, February 15, by the score of 9 to 6. The Bloody sextette did not seem to get warmed up as quickly as did the “Greenies.” During the first quarter, the “Greenies” apparently had the game going their way, as the Sophs could not locate the bas ket. When Refree Sewell blew his whistle at the end of the first quarter, the score stood 3-0 in favor of the “Greenies”, Lassiter having made one field shot and one foul shot. In the second quarter, however, the Sophs came back at the “Greenies”. When the whistle blew for the half, the score stood 5 to 4 for the “Greenies”; Vick, Freeman, and Lassiter had each made a field goal. In the second half, the Sophs fought like Trojans but were not able to overcome the FVeshmen. Lassiter made one field shot and Hobbs two foul shots. Freeman made one field goal, leaving the score at the close of the game 9 to 6 in favor of the “Greenies.” It was impossible to keep a rec ord of all the technical and per sonal fouls during the game, but Refree Sewell was on the alert every second and did not miss a chance to let off a little steam by America s Richest Girl Basketball Contest Between Societies Was Won by Lucalians INTERESTING READING CONTEST IN AFTERNOON Celebration Winds Up At Night With Reception After The Debate Treat ’em rolgh a:id make ’em love you! He who conquers, conquers himself. blowing his whistle. Sophs. Freshies Flythe C Turner Sutton S. c. Fleetwood Vick R. F. Lassiter Freeman L. F. Hobbs Mackie R. G. White Jones L. G. Cullipher Miss Doris Duke, IB, daughter of the late James B. Duke, tobac co financier, who was just award ed by the Supreme Court a $1,- 600,000 Fifth Avenue House filled with the richest furnishings, a private railroad car bearing her name, four automobiles, a collec tion of rare tapestries and other luxuries worth a fair sized for tune. She is the richest girl of her age in America. LARGE CROWDS ATTEND ACTS OF PLAYMAKERS Murfreesboro Community Helps Swell The Atten dance for Plays THE SOPHOMORE CLASS The Trials Tribulations That Are Suffered By Dining-Room Girls A class that works for something more Than pleasant praise or text-book lore; One that in zest and vim and pep No other class can far outstep; Keeps work and fun so close in touch That working does not grieve them much. Sometimes I wonder how we dining-room girls keep such sweet dispositions the way we start off our days. This morning, for in stance, oranges were to be served, and I could not find a knife sharp enough to cut hot butter, so I sawed them with the bread knife. Of course we dining-room girls eat before the others come In, and sometimes the food we had counted on, is too underdone for our consumption. For instance, when we finish our cereal we find the biscuits have just been put in the stove, though it is only ten minutes till breakfast bell. Only by racing around like mad, do we get the food on our tables by the time the bell rings. Then, when the people at the table have already finished their cereal, in strolls a late comer, and we have to give her extra atten tion. First, even though we know there is no more oatmeal in the kitchen, we walk back there at the order of the late one, and then we report to her and give her some kind of cereal, if it is to be had. Second, before we get the coffee poured for everyone else, the late one is urging us with looks and sighs to remove her cereal dish. Then after the others have finished eating and left the dining-room, the tardy one has to stay to finish the meal. After she has gone, we have to rush our heads off to get the dishes wash ed and the tables reset before the class bell rings. We run up three or four flights of stairs to our rooms, grab book, pen, and paper, and run down stairs to class, too vexed and tired to get half the teacher says. Another perpetual worry is to have the girls at their respective tables asking why another table has more food on it than the one at which they eat, when all the tables have the same amount to a teaspoonful. Or one girl says, “I can’t eat this cheese. Can’t you get me preserves or some thing?” The dining-room girl ad dressed replies sweetly, “Honey, this is all you are supposed to have today; there are no pre serves.” Furthermore, the silver and dishes have a mysterious way of disappearing after the table has been set, and the dining-room girl must find some others, though there are none! It would be a good idea to have every knife, fork, spoon, glass, and dish chain ed to the table. About the hardest thing to bear, though, is to have someone spill something on your perfectly clean apron. Now aprons do not stay stiff and white without an effort, and it is vexing to have zealously guarded an apron from spot or stain only to have some one spill coffee on its white sur face, but almost every day the dining-room girl has this exper ience. Speaking of spilling things— there’s the matter of being run into by somebody and having your plate full of biscuits fly all over the table, or worse, all over the floor. And because there are no others in the kitchen, and you have to “take up a collection.” Dining-room girls are always getting burned. Often when they are having dishes served with food, a hot piece falls on their hands and stubbornly sticks there in spite of frantic efforts to dis lodge it. Accidents will happen, we are told, but a dining-room girl feels very embarrassed when she drops a dish which strikes the floor so loudly that everyone in the room turns and looks at her, or when she upsets a bowl of hot soup down the back of someone she is serving. Now it is bad enough for the victim “poured upon, but it’s bad for the dining-room girl, too, you bet it is! A large audience attended the delightful program presented by tnu i^iayinakets in thw college auditorium on the evening of December 22. The program consisted of three folk plays of wide range—Carolina, California, and Old China. The first play, “Lighted Cand les”, was written by Margaret Bland, of Charlotte, N. C. She has portrayed in her play the tragedy of a family in Micthell County well known to her. “Mountain Magic”, written by Edith Daseking of San Francisco, is also based on an actual inci dent, and “The Marvelous Ro mance of Wen Chun-Chin,” is an authentic folk play of Old China, written by Mr. Cheng-Chin Hsiung, of Nan Chang, Kiangsi, China. The people of Murfreesboro and surrounding communities showed their appreciation of the work done by the playmakers by giving them a large audience and an enthusiastic hearing. CHOWAN STUDENTS ON SEMESTER HONOR ROLL Twenty-Nine Honor Students Dur ing Semester; Only Three Sen iors Conditioned on One Sub- The Alathenian Literary So ciety met Friday evening, Febru ary 10, at 6:30, and rendered the following program: “The Life and Works of 0 Henry”—Thelma E. Freeman. “Literary Criticism of 0’Hen ry”—Elizabeth Chamblee. “Post Scripts”—Josie Melvin. The program was enjoyed by all those present. CLASSIFICATION: Freshman Grassy Sophomore Sassy Junior Brassy Senior Classy Witty are the “Sophs” and wise are their words, For do they not try to manage the college? Surely even the wisest old birds, Could not compete with them in knowledge. Gratitude is a fruit of great cultivation; you do not find it among gross people.” LUCALIAN PROGRAM The Lucalian Literary Society met Friday evening, February 10, at 6:30 and rendered a very in teresting program. Mary Hog- gard’s interpretation of the piano solo, “Day Dreams” by Meyer- Helmund was excellent. A very interesting and comical reading, “Little Mary’s Essay on ‘Hus bands’,” was given by Bettie Wal ter Jenkins. Following this, Mai die Lee Wade sang “0, Dry Those Tears” by Teresa Del Riego, in a very charming manner. The last number on the program was the “Jokes” which were given by Out of 155 students enrolled at Chowan College during the first semester 1927-28, there were 29 honor students and 43 condition and failure students. There are 3 on the first honor roll whose averages were 92 or over. Those on the second honor roll made averages from 86-92. The honor rolls are made up of 14 seniors, 7 juniors, 3 sophomores, and 5 freshmen. Marjorie Bowles, Bea trice Burrell, and Mrs. Maude Newsome are on the first honor roll. Those on the second honor roll are: Susan Barnes, Ethel Britt, Lois Cale, Alice Carter, Vida Dunning, Rosabet Griffin, Agnes Harrell, Mildred Hinton, Mary Hoggard, Maybelle Honey cutt, Mavis Lewter, Eva Kinlaw, Rosalie Liverman, Elizabeth Mid dleton, Mary Frances Mitchell, Odessa Moss, Louise McDaniel, Inez Parker, Mary Raynor, Mar garet Richmond, Elizabeth Sew ell, Emma Gay Stephenson, Mrs. Camp Vann, Juanita Vick, Mary Whitley, and Pauline Willis. There were 43 condition and failure students. The Senior class had only 3 students who conditioned one subject each. The Junior, Sophomore, and Freshman classes had 8, 12, and 20 respec tively, who conditioned one or more subjects. Olivia Williams and Mildred Hin ton. These were especially enjoy ed by all those present. “Lucalians, Lucalians, our own dear Lucalians.” On the morning of Society Day, February 23, the Lucalian and Alathenian Societies had a spirited game of basket-ball in the College gymnasium. Every player was every inch a good sport. The members of the two societies helped considerably by yells and songs. The line-ups were as follows: Lucalians Alathenians Elsie White Thelma Freeman Left Guard Hilda Jones Grace Stillman Right Guard Frances Flythe Mae Turner Center Nellie Sutton Frances Fleetwood Second Center Alice Cooke Maybelle Ward Left Forward Juanita Vick Agnes Lassiter Right Forward Substitutes Mildred Hinton Margaret Richmond Ruby Daniel Mary Britton Vida Dunning Bernice Benthall The score was 25 to 14 in favor of the Lucalians. Alice Cooke was the star gold-thrower of the game, and Hilda Jones and Garce Stillman distinguished themselves as guards. Reading Contests The Reading Contest held at thrse o’r'c?’’ ‘■he follegp audi torium was of geat interest both to the members of the Societies and to the visitors present. The first reader was Miss Kate Mackie, who represented the Lu calian Society. She gave in a most interesting and pleasing manner, “His Japaneese Wife” by Grace Griswold. Miss Mackie portrayed the five characters in a very life like manner. Miss Susan Barnes, represent ing the Alathenian Society, was the second reader of the after noon. Miss Barnes presented “The Shake Up”, by Larry John son. She is an excellent reader and did justice to her selection. The scene in the printing office and the three characters were im personated with skill and finish. The judges for the contest were: Miss Mildred Smith, Mrs. Bob Britton, and Mrs. L. J. Bray. They rendered their decisions im mediately after the contest— without consultation—two to one in favor of Miss Kate Mackie, Lu calian representative. The medal is given anually for the best so ciety reader by Dr. W. R. Bur rell, of the Chowan faculty. The Lucalians have won this medal for two years. Society Debate Held The representatives of the Lu calian and Alathenian Literary Societies joined in debate at 7:30 P. M. The query was: Resolved, “That the United States’ Policy of Armed Intervention and Political Interference in Latin American is Justifiable.” The affirmative was debated by the Alathenians who were represented by Ann Downey and Elizabeth Webb, with Janet Benthall, Alternate. The Luca lian representatives—Bettie Wal ter Jenkins, and Mary Lou Jones, with Wilma Ellington, Alternate —debated the negative side of the query. Pauline Willis, Luca lian, acted as President of De bate; Mary Raynor, Alathenian, acted as Secretary. Honorable W. H. S. Burgwyn, of Winton, Honorable Alva Early, of Aho»- kie, and Honorable Jennings White, of Conway were the judg es. Each society sang its own and college songs, and gave cheers to their debaters before the contest began. Bach member of the de bate spoke well and made her so ciety proud to have her as a mem ber. The decision was unanimously in favor of the eNgative, or the Lucalian Society. Miss Bettie Walter Jenkins, Lucalian, was voted the best individual speaker. She will receive the medal which President Edwards gives this year for the best speaker. (Continaed on Page 4)

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