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THE CHOWANIAN, CHOWAN COLLEGE, MURFREESBORO, N. C.
Tuesday, February 28, 1928
A college newspaper published fortnightly by the Alathenian and
Lucalian Literary Societies of Chowan College, Murfreesboro, N. C.
Subscription $1.00 a year
Entered as second class matter January 17, 1924, at the Post Of
fice at Murfreesboro, North Carolina, under the act of March 3, 1879
Edna Malpass, ’29
Virginia Martin, ’29
Marjorie Bowles, ’28, Alathenian Business Manager
Louise McDaniel, ’28, Lucalian Advertising Manager
Ruby Daniel, ’29, Lucalian Circulation Manager
Wilma Ellington, ’29, Lucalian Asst. Circulation Manager
Thelma J. Freeman, ’30, Alathenian
Pauline Willis, ’28, Lucalian
Jean Craddock, ’29, Alathenian
Juanita Vick, ’30, Lucalian
Elizabeth Sewell, ’29
Ethel Britt, ’28, Alathenian
Mary Raynor, ’28, Alathenian
Helen Winborne, ’18, Lucalian
Janet Benthall, ’28, Alathenian Senior Class
Jessie Draper, ’29, Lucalian Junior Class
Mildred Hinton, ’30, Lucalian Sophomore Class
Mary Frances Mitchell, ’31, Alathenian Freshman Class
Frances Flythe, ’30, Lucalian Lucalian Society
Ida Matthews, ’29, Alathenian Alathenian Society
of the present year, 1700 of its
present 2900 freshmen because
they are “mere children.” While
the story was being broadcast
throughout the land, Frank Holt,
registrar of the University who
claims he was incorrectly quoted,
took all the fire out of the an
nouncement by saying that on the
basis of previous records, about
1700 students from the three low
er classes probably would not re
turn, some because of financial
difficulites, others because work
attracted them more than books,
and some because they cannot do
university standard of work. The
first quote Prof. WycoflF again
“some 1,100 plays (two studied
each day would mean enough
reading for nearly two years) as
well as almost innumerable vol
umes of other contemporary Eliz
abethan literature and contem
porary and subsequent criticism
and comment. Then when he re
ceives his doctor of philosophy
degree, he is ready to begin doing
serious work in research and
BUILDING OR CLIMBING
FOR AN IDEAL
The Wednesday morning chapel
talks which Miss McDowell has
given recently on “Building or
Climbing for An Ideal,” have been
extremely stimulating and help
Miss McDowell cleverly illu
strated her points by the use of a
ladder. At the foot of this lad
der is written, “I want, I want, I
want.” To this ladder of success
fifteen rounds are found.
First: A girl must have the
same attributes which a boy has;
that is, she must be loyal, friend
ly, and scholarly.
Second: The girl must have re
sponsibility from a social point of
view, as to her standards of
thought and action.
Third: She must have a definite
Fourth: It is essential that the
girl mount through sincerity,
clear-mindedness and personal at
Fifth: The girl must have abi
lity to get along with people, to
lead and organize, and to follow
Sixth: She must be accurate in
Seventh: She must not be self-
centered, but cheerful and cour
Eighth: The girl must have
common-sense. She must exercise
Ninth: It is necessary that she
be fair, and just.
Tenth: She must have an ideal
of service; she must be useful and
Eleventh: She must have an ul-
Twelfth: She must be imitative
to some extent.
Thirteenth: She must have pa
tience and perseverance.
Fourteenth: She must be
prompt and punctual.
Lastly, upon reaching the fifth-
teenth round, we are astonished
at first to hear that the girl must
be selfish; that is, she must have
self-control, self-respect, and self-
At the close of these splendid
lecture, we truly believe that each
girl goes away feeling that she
really wants to climb this grreat
ladder of success so that she may
attain these ideals.
THE BENEFITS IN
Are there any benefits in being
“campused”? Well, I should say
there are. Before I was “cam
pused”, I went uptown every day,
and I was usually in a rush to get
my lessons prepared. Since I’ve
been campused. I’ve had all the
time there is! I use that time in
preparing my lessons and I don’t
see now, how I could have wasted
so much as I did. “Vantage num
ber one,” as the Elephant’s Child
By staying from upto-wn, I save
money, for I am not tempted into
buying the candy and drinks that
I usually bought when I went up
town. “ ‘Vantage number two.”
Furthermore people are sorry for
me because I cannot go uptown,
so they bring me candies and
drinks. “ ‘Vantage number three.”
Then every Saturday, I get a nice
box from home to last over the
week-end — although it doesn’t
usually last quite that long.
I can’t go home for two weeks
now, but when I get there, won’t
I be glad? Much gladder than if
I could have gone sooner, and
that’s “ ‘Vantage number four.”
(The Elephant’s Child found on
Although it sounds pretty bad
to say that I am “campused”, I
am enjoying every minute of it,
and I shall always feel that it has
done me lots and lots of good.
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Student government at Grin-
nell College is going to remain
solvent even if the governing
board itself wishes to vacate in
favor of the faculty. A liquor
case involving six students was
presented to the under-graduate
court for solution. After long
deliberation the judges concluded
that there was insuffleienl ground
for expulsion, but enough evi
dence to call for punishment less
severe. Accordingly, they wil
lingly delivered the case into fa
culty hands and promised to sup
port any decision returned. The
faculty recommended suspension.
Thereupon a student protest
meeting was called, and objection
made to the faculty as an abroga
tion of the rights of student gov
ernment. This, despite the stu
dent court’s admission that it
alone was responsible for deliver
ing the case to the faculty. But
the protesting students insisted
th^t if student government is to
be kept alive, it must sustain its
own dignity. So the faculty gra
ciously returned the case to the
student court, where at last re
port, the judges were deeply en
gaged in examining the case.
President J. H. T. Main announc
ed himself fully confident that the
students could manage their own
Blame the Faculty
By vote of 482 to 36, stu
dents of Louisiana State Univer
sity declared their honor system
a failure. Opinion was equally
divided on the establishment of
faculty proctorship. Much of the
comment -written onto the ballots
indicated that faculty suspicion
was in part, at laest, held respon
sible for the collapse of the hon
“I am seventy years old and it
is time to go on the shelf.”
In this manner Dr. Frank John
son Goodrow, president of Johns
Hopkins University, explained his
resignation. Dr. Goodnow is dis
tinguished not only because he is
not going to -write a book after
retirement, but mainly for his
scholastic devotion which has
made Johns Hopkins outstanding
for its graduate work.
Radcliffe students confine their
scholarly interest mainly to Eng
land and the literatures, slighting
altogther such science courses as
geology and astronomy, the dean’s
survey has indicated. Romance
languages, history, and the fine
arts are also well patronized, and
anthropology and the bio-chemical
sciences are winning a few follow
ers, but chemistry and physics are
losing theirs, making for general
defeat all along the science line.
An excellent news story—but
an inaccurate one-^-excited the
university world last week by an
nouncing that the University of
Wisconsin would drop, at the end
Lake Forest, 111.—While an oc
casional editor now is kept busy
trying to explain to a critical
communicant why the college pa
per limits itself to campus hap
penings, the editor of “The Sten-
tor” of Lake Forest college, has
tried to explain to the student
council why he doesn’t restrict his
paper to the campus exclusively.
The editor, Fred GJnschmer,
who gently ignored the council’s
first summons to discuss the pa
per’s policy, was informed that
he is “only an appointee of the
council and subject to its action.”
As reported in “The Stentor”:
“The council point of view waa
epitomized by Mr. Macklin who
stated that the students were not
interested in literary and techni
cal matters appearing in various
columns; that more items of local
interest should be covered; and
that the news should be written
down to the interest of the read
ers. The Student Council further
contended that not enough space
was being devoted to important
student activities, such as the
Junior Prom, Athletic events,
etc. In answer to these argu
ments the editor pointed out the
growing tendency in modern col
leges to outgrow provincialism:
that it is by far easier to fill up a
paper with accounts of events
with which every reader is al
ready acquainted; that news ar
ticles were purposedly condensed
so as to get a wider range of sub
jects; and that the students might
voice their opinions in \eVmxa ap
pearing in the paper. The Coun
cil .however, contended that the
school paper should be more a
matter of record than of student
opinion or comment.”
The meeting ended in a dead
lock, and “The Stentor” is stil!
grazing in foreign pastures.
Champion Cotton Man
Yale’s honor system may be
abolished by a referendum to be
held after the mid-year examina
tions. The student council called
for the vote after drawing up re
solutions accusing the students of
“failing to express in any appre
ciable numbers their disapproval
It was also announced that the
honor pledge, heretofore signed
before each test and examination,
would be abolished because “the
separate pledge on each paper is
no longer a deterrent to cribb
The students are faced with the
alternative of making their pledg
es valid, returning to the faculty
Yale is not alone in her troub
les. Almost every college in the
country, now that examinations
are at hand, is facing the same
question, and numerous honor sys
tems seemingly are facing their
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cial chicken dinner.—
Hearty welcome to Cho
wan Collejre students and
Subscribe to the Chowanian.
Raleigh, Jan. 27.—C. P. Ellis
Clayton, produced last season
thirteen bales of 5,542 pounds of
lint cotton on six and four-tenths
acres. This, according to J. M.
Gray of State College, is the lar
gest yield on this acreage grown
in the State in 1927. This is a
yield of 866 pounds of lint cotton
per acre and is 629 pounds over
the state’s average yield for the
year, according to Frank Parker,
Mr. Ellis yesterday outlined
outlined what he considered the
major contributing factors to his
success. He said, “I believe in
planting cotton early and I be
lieve in using good seed. I used
Coker’s Cleveland Number Five;
the length of staple in this cotton
“pulled” one and one-sixteenth
“I attribute the hea-vy yield to
early planting of good seed and
the liberal side dressing with Ni
trate of Soda,” Mr. Ellis stated.
“It takes a fertilizer that works
fast to get ahead of the boll
weevil, but it is my experience
that soda turns the trick.
“I have heard a lot of talk
about the Texas farmers putting
us North Carolina farmers out of
the cotton business, so I decided
to keep an accurate record and
see for myself what there was to
it,” Mr. Ellis said.
“When I planted my cotton I
fertilized each acre with 500
pounds of Acid Phosphate, 100
pounds of Nitrate of Soda and
75 pounds of muriate of Potash.
We used a dropper type of plant
er and left two to three stalks in
a hill. The hills were twenty-
four inches apart.
“After the cotton was chopped
out and sided or when the plants
had about six leaves, I side dress
ed with 100 pounds of Nitrate of
Soda. When the first squares ap
peared, I applied another 100
pounds of Soda per acre,” Mr.
Ellis said. “By this time the cot
ton was putting on squares so fast
the boll weevil couldn’t get them
Where Will She Drop the Hana aief?=
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