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CHOWAN’S EIGHTIETH COMMENCEMENT, MAY 26-28
THEME OF TALK
Takes W'ide Experience and
Training In Psychology to
Miss Mason, prafessor of psy
chology, gave, in a chapel talk
May 2, another of her series of
lectures on, the topic “Judging
Human Character.” The three
main points of her talks are; 1.
It takes intelligence to judge hu
man cliaracter. 2. It takes free
dom from prejudice (which is
usually in favor of oneself). 3.
It takes wide experience and train
ing in psychology to do it because
sensitive people often misrepre
sent themselves. The point made
in this last talk was that it takes
wide experience and training in
psychology to judge character.
Her outline was as follows:
1. Some are born with weaker
or more irritable nervous systems
2. Society looks with contempt
3. Therefore such people try
to hide such weakness from oth
ers and often succeed in hiding it
even from themselves. For in
stance they may appear haughty
and indifferent when they really
desire love and sympathy.
Miss Mason’s conclusion
that “Society is to blame for ner- m mt: panor, wnere
vousness and abnormalities be- baskets of sweet peas and vases
Murfreesboro, N. C., Tuesday, May 14, 1929
Murfreesboro Baptist Church
On Friday evening, May 10,
Bettie Walter Jenkins gave a love
ly piano graduating recital in the
College auditorium before a very
The stage was decorated by a
single vase of large pink and white
peonies, which made a very suit
able background for Bettie Wal
ter, who was charming in her dress
of pale pink satin and lace.
Her program was as follows:
Sonata op. 14, No. l__Beethoven
Impromptu op. 142, No. 3
Liebestraume No. 3 Liszt
Noctourne op. 55, No. l__Chopin
Polonaise op. 40, No. l._Chopin
Concerto G Minor Mendelssohn
Molto Allegro Con Fuaco
Orchestra parts (second piano),
During her studies in music at
Chowan, Bettie Walter has acquir
ed a ilovely touch and can make
her audience feel all that she
plays. She is the student of Miss
Her marshals were Maidie Lee
Wade, Inez Parker, Bertha Chit-
ty, Pauline Simons, Mary Whitley,
and Rosalie Liverman.
After the recital, Bettie Wal
ter’s friends were entertained at
a reception in the parlor, where
of peonies were used as decora
tion. Punch was served by Rosa
lind Horne, Jessie Draper, and
cause of its demand that everyone
measure up to the same standard.
Those who cannot keep up with —
the procession society ignores and Ethel Taylor,
leaves behind. Since being ignored !
is most painful,” she said, “and 'THOMAS WYNN IS
one who is naturally sensitive to
burts, slights and difficulties in life
is constantly being slighted, he
forms bad emotional habits, that, I Murfreesboro Business Man Makes
in turn, increase his feeling of in
feriority and despondency.
“Next to heredity, society’s at
titude toward individuals is the
chief cause of abnormality, in
sanity, and criminality. As such
people, all the wav irom problem
children to hardened criminals, are
a burden to the state and cause
society a great deal of trouble,
and since most geninses are psy
Talk to Chowan Students
Mr. Thomas B. Wynn, one of
the well-konlwn citizens of Mur
freesboro and a friend of Cho
wan, delivered in chapel Thursday
morning. May 9, an impressive
talk in keeping with Mother’s
— e- Mr. Wynn used as the basis of
chopathic, it behoves society tol^i's talk the command, “Children,
learn how to deal with them and Ithy father and thy mother.”’
to understand them. |He commended the step taken by
“Man’s inhumanity to man is i Woodrow Wilson in proclaiming
the major cause of most of thejthat each year the second Sunday
unhappiness in the world.” in May be observed as Mother’s
Day. “However,” Mr. Wynn said,
*•*•*•* . “every day should be Mother’s
* CAMPUS NOTES ‘iDay.”
*•****•*1 Mr. Wynn spoke of the sacri-
About thirty-five girls and|^^®s that mothers make because
many faculty members saw and of the great love they bear for
heard “The Singing Fool” in Rich their children and of the influence
Square during the week of April they have upon them. The first
29-May 4. Every one seems to
have enjoyed it. The first ones
who went before warned the oth
ers so that they took extra hand
kerchiefs with them.
Miss Caldwell attended the bac
calaureate sermon at the Seaboard
High School on Sunday morning,
May 5, and spent the remainder
of the day in Seaboard visiting
Many out-of-town boys attend
ed the Junion-Senior Banquet on
Saturday night, and some of them
stayed over until Sunday after
noon to catch dates with the girls.
We agree that there’s nothing half
so sweet in life as love’s young
Miss DeLano and FVances
Flythe sang a duet at the bacca
laureate service in Seaboard Sun
day. Rosalie Liverman accom
panied them on the piano. They
pleased the congregation very
WHITTIER’S WORKS IS
SUBJECT AT SOCIETY
On Thursday evening, April 25,
the Alathenian Society held its
regular meeting in the North Hall.
The program for the evening con
sisted of a discussion of John
Greenleaf Whittier’s life, his con
tributions to litertaure, and his
poems. The following program
“Life of Whittier,” Virgini*
Stanley; “His Contributions to
Literature,” Edna Stillman; poem,
“The Barefoot Boy,” Lucille Long;
vocal solo, Ethel Taylor; poem’
“Forgiveness,” Vesta Willis.
The program was very interest
ing, and everyone took her part
The Chowan College Alumnae
Association will hold its annual
meeting in the College auditor
ium, Monday afternoon. May 27,
at 3 o’clock. The annual alumnae
banquet will be given in the Col
lege dining hall at 6 o’clock the
same afternoon. Not only the
alumnae but all former students
are urged to be present for both
point he illustrated with the story
of the ungrateful son in college
who was ashamed of his mother
when she went to see him get his
diploma. She had sacrificed much
to keep him in school.
The second point was illustrat
ed iwith the story of Henry W.
Grady, who as long as his mother
lived, returned to his old home
regularly to visit her. He felt
her influence over him, and he
appreciated what she had done for
Mr. Wynn concluded his talk by
reading the following poem:
Lead thy mother tenderly
DoviTi life’s steep decline;
Once her arm was thy support.
Now she leans on thine.
See upon her loving face
Those deep lines of care?
Think—it was her toil for thee
Left that reco>rd there.
Ne’er forget her tireless watch
Kept by day and by night,
Taking from her step the grace.
From her eyes the light:
Cherish well her faithful heart,
Which through weary years
Echoed with its sympathy.
All thy smiles and tears.
Thank God for thy mother’s love,
Guard the priceless boon;
For the bitter parting hour
Cometh all too soon.
When thy graceful tenderness
Loses polwer to save,
Earth will hold no dearer spot.
Than thy mother’s grrave.
OF COLLEGE START
SUNDAY. MAY 26TH
Closing Exercises Will Be Held
Tuesday; Other Days Will
Be Busy Opes
M/55 KATE MACKIE
GIVES A RECITAL
Miss Kate Mackie, reader, was
presented by Chowan College in
a graduating recital Friday eve
ning, May 3, in the College au
The stage, decorated with be
gonias and a vase of red and white
peonies, the gift from her mar
shals, Kathleen Johnson, Elizabeth
Webb, Jean Craddock, and Billie
Temple, made a suitable back
ground for Kate as she moved
easily and gracefully about in her
lovely blue dress of taffeta and
Miss Mackie, a lovely blonde,
held her audience delighted as
she read the three-act comedy,
“Peg O’ My Heart,” by J. Hartley
Manners. The bits of Irish wit,
shown through the person of
"Peg,” an Irish lassie, were May 27, is full. At 11 a. m.
caught by the audience and thor-^^® Board of Trustees will meet,
oughly enjoyed. The comic situa- ’‘t r;. „.:n i,.
tions in which “Peg” found her
self were also enjoyable.
Although the comic element
The public is cordially invited
to attend the Chowan College
commencement which will begin
Sunday morning. May 26, in the
Dr. J. W. Kincheloe, of Rocky
Mount, will deliver the baccalau
reate sermon on Sunday morning
at 11 o’clock, and the Rev. Charles
H. Dickey, of Williamston, will
preach the missionary sermon in
the First Baptist Church of Mur
freesboro, Sunday evening at 8
The schedule of events for Mon
day, May 27, is full.
was predominant, there was a
touch of pathos through the play.
This caused the happy ending, the
falling in love of “Jerry,” a
worthy young Englishman, and
“Peg,” to be appreciated more.
Miss Mackie is the pupil of Miss
Mildred Poe, head of the dramatic
department of the College.
STUDIED BY CLUB
Treble Clef Club Makes a Study
of American Composers and
and at 2:30 p. m. there will be
a meeting of the Alumnae Asso
ciation. Plans are in progress for
the Class Day exercises, which
will occur at 4:00 p. m., after
which the annual alumnae banquet
will be given in the College din
ing hall at 6:00 p. m. The last
event of the day is a recital by
the Fine Arts Department in the
auditorium at 8:15 p. m.
The finals on Tuesday, May 28,
consist of a literary address by
Dr. Ifolvix Harlan, of the Uni
versity of Virginia, Richmond,
Va., and the graduating exercis©
at 11 a. m.
The Treble Clef Club held its
regular monthly meeting, May 2,
at 5 o’clock. A very interesting
program was rendered on “Mod
ern American Composers and
^ Bettie Walter Jenkins discussed ■— ,.,ucn mueresj; lateiy
‘Music in America” in a general!On May 7 it reached its cnlmina
way, and foid uf how o.,.,.. ’ oiheei-s are as ioiluws;'
Mayor, Mr. Roswell Pipkin; town
commissioners, Mr. W. N. Brown
Mrs. W. R. Burrell recently
spent a few days with her daugh-
tre, Beatrice, who is studying at
Wake Forest College.
Mrs. Mason, the mother of Miss
Newell Mason, is spending several
weeks with her daughter.
The election of town officers
has afforded much interest lately.
The Missionary Sermon of Chowan’s eightieth annual commencement will be
preached here by the Reverened A. W. Kincheloe, of Rocky Mount, on the eve
ning of May 26, at eight o’clock.
SENIORS TAKE PLAY
TO- WAKE- FOREST
(A Drama in Six Acts)
Act I—^Leaving for W. F. C.,
Thursday morning. May 9.
Scene 1—Rain and more rain.
Seniors mournful. Scene 2—Noon,
clouds breaking. Three cars bulg
ing with stage furniture and
Seniors honk out for Wake For
est. Much joy.
Scene 1—At “Miss Joe’s,” Wil
ma Ellington and Ruby Daniel
with W. F. C. students. Scene
2—At Whims, Inez Parker, etc.,
with W. F. C. students. Scene
3—At Paschal’s, Kate Mackie.
Scene 1—“A full house.”
Scene 2—Laughter. Scene 3—^Ap
plause as curtain falls.
ACT IV—Until 11 p. m.
Scenes, 1, 2, 3, 4, etc. Chowan
girls and W. F. C. boys, every
Act V.—Homeward bound. The
wee small hours.
Scene 1—Edwards car, every
body snoring except the driver.
Scene 2—Burrell car, ditto. Scene
3—^Ferguson car, on detour—or
Act VI—Friday, on class.
Scenes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, eyes
closed, loud breathing, startled, “I
The combined orchestras of
Chowan College, Hobgood, Scot
land Neck, Franklin, Suffolk,
Portsmouth, Rich Square, Wood
land, Conway, Carrsville, and
Seaboard, under the direction of
Professor Mark J. Benyunes, gave
a May festival program in the
Woodland High School auditorium
Monday evening, May 13.
The program, which was typical
of the programs given by Mr. Ben
yunes and his orchestra, was well
Elaborate Preparations Made,
Large Crowd Attends, On
The beautiful and elaborate
banquet given by the Junior Class
of the College in honor of the
class of ’29 in the College dining
hall Saturday evening. May 4, was
enjoyed by many.
At 8:30 o’clock the guests be- . .
gan to arrive. The halls and par-|graphy but it must deal with col-
$3,000 PRIZE FOR
College Humor and Doubleday,
Doran have co-operated in offer
ing ?3,000 as a prize for a cam
pus novel prize contest, a story
of college life by the college gen
eration. The contest is open to
all college boys and girls enrolled
in American colleges as under
graduates and to graduates of not
more than one year. The story
may or may not be an autobio
way, and foid uf how America is
working to be better recognized in
the musical world. Miss DeLano
sang “Have You Seen But a White
Lily Grow,” whose accompani
ment was written by Bowers, one
cf her friends who is now studying
music-composition in Europe. She
also sang “The Journey,” by Rog
ers who is a well-known writer.
Ruby Daniels told of the life and
works of Horatio Parker and oth
er musicians, after which Ruth
Davenport played Horaitio Par
ker’s “Valse.” The singer, Jenny
Lind, whose life was discussed,
was from Sweden, but she gave
over 95 concerts in America and
made it her home for several
years. America partially claims
her. Emma Gay Stephenson gave
This same program was pre
sented in chapel by the club on
Friday morning, May 3, and was
enjoyed by the student body.
HELD BY LUCALIANS
The sky is bright, and clear, and
|The sun is spreading golden hue.
The wind is blo(wing a gentle
The world is gay as birds in trees.
The God who made it all is just
The God who made each of of us.
Oh! We should love Him every
For beauties which around us stay.
Addie Mae Cooke, ’32.
Colon Brewer: Adieu!
Lonnie Munn: You do?
lors, beautifully decorated with
cut flowers and Dutch windmills,
were indeed attractive. When the
guests were finally coupled off,
the procession to the banquet
hall, through a lane of ivy and
tulips, brought them to a place of
real enchantment. Music, which
was heard as the guests entered
the room, continued until they
had found their places at the table
and were seated.
The table, arranged to form the
letter C, standing for Chowan,
was placed in the center of the
Dutch patio, in which were wind
mills of red and yellow and tulips.
In the center of the garden was
The color scheme of red, yel
low, and green aided in carrying
out the Dutch idea. The table,
beautifully decorated with red and
yellow tulips, intermingled with
sprays of ivy, and yellow baskets,
was lighted by red candles. Tiny
Dutch shoes were given as favors.
Juanita Vick, president of the
Junior Class, welcomed the guests
to the Dutch garden, which was
soon visited by two Dutch dancers,
Isabel Hemby and Lillian De-
Loatche. The music, which was
furnished by Emma Gay Stephen
son, pianist, and Robert Whitley,
saxaphonist, added much to the
festivity of the evening.
Juanita Vick, the charming
and efficient toastmistress, led up
the toasts which were as follows:
Toast to College, Norene Baker;
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lege life and college people; it
must be a story of youth seen
through the eyes of its own gen
The sum of $3,000 is for the
right to serialize the story in Col
lege Humor and to publish it in
book form, and will be in addition
to all royalties accruing from the
Motion picture and dramatic
rights will remain with the au
Both the book and the magazine
publishers reserve the right to
publish in book and serial form,
according to the usual terms, any
of the novels submitted in the
The contest will close on mid
night, October 15, 1929.
Typed manuscripts of 75,000
to 100,000 words (the ideal length
is 80,000), should be sent with
return postage to the Campus
Prize Novel Contest, College
Humor, 1050 North LaSalle Street,
Chicago, 111., or to the Campus
Prize Novel Contest, Doubleday,
Doran & Company, Inc., Garden
City, New York.
'The judges will be the editors
of Doubleday, Doran and College
REQUESTS FOR CATALOGUES
Numerous requests for Chowan
catalogues are yeing received in
the office on nearly every mail.
High school graduates are urged
to write for catalogues early.
The Lucalian Literary Society
met Thursday evening, April 25,
in the Lucalian Hall, for the sec
ond meeting in April. The mem
bers of the society enjoyed one
of the most interesting and enter
taining programs of the year.
Maidie Lee Wade beautifully sang
“Carolina Moon.” “Aunt Elnora’s
Hero” was read by Myrtle Huff
This was very humorous and af
forded much laughter for the hear
ers. Virginia Martin gave a splen
did talk on “The Importance of
Attending Every Society Meet
ing.” The society sang the Lu
calian Song, which concluded the
The preachers of the West
Chowan Association held their
regular monthly meeting at Cho
wan on Monday, May 6.
The Rev. Mr. C. M. Billings, of
Woodland, conducted chapel. He
discussed prayer, the subject of
which he found in the 18th chap
ter of Luke. We pray in secret
and are rewarded openly. Through
prayer, we become acquainted
with God and find the will of
God. Prayer knocks iniquity, self
ishness, and unforgiveness out of
Those attending the meeting
iwere the Reverends Poole, Bill
ings, Lineberry, Von Miller, Bur
rell, Sasser, Harris, Finch, Dailey,
Bryant, and Vaughan.
Miss Whitney (Friday morning
at breakfast): Vesta, did you
have a good society program last
Vesta: Oh, no! I do get so
tired of hearing those declensions
Mr. George Underwood, Mr. John
Evans, Mr. Robert Britton and
Mr. P. D. Sewell; for town con
stable, Mr. W. S. Trader.
Dr. C. F. Griffin was a recent
visitor in town.
Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Merritt were
in Durham, N. C., recently in the
interest of the rebuilding of the
Methodist Church in Winton, N. C.
The Murfreesboro High School
had its finals on the evening of
May 6. Senator W. H. S. Burg-
wyn delivered the address. He
gave some very timely admonition
concerning the training of the.
youth of today. There were seven
high school graduates, Christine
Brett, Marjorie Pipkin, Marguerite
Payne, Frances Harris, Fannie
Brown Harrell, and Thomas Par
ker. Christine Brett was the vale
dictorian of the class.
There were twenty-eight who
finished the seventh grade. Mr.
p. C. Barnes, chairman of the
board of trustees, announced that
the whole faculty would return
Miss Sallie V. Hawkins and
Miss Rose Hawkins, of Charlotte,
U, (who came to attend the fu
neral of Mrs. Alice Stancell,
spent several days with relatives
Mrs. Herman Babb and Mrs. J.
M. Anderson recently entertained
in honor of Misses Mildred Smtih
Ida Haywood, Mary Batts and
Viola Bell. Those present includ-
T guests of honor, were, Mrs
M. J. Benyunes, Mrs. D. A. Day
Jr., Miss Bernice Benthall, of
Rich Square; Miss Virginie Wynn,
Miss Maude Vinson, Mrs. H. L.
Edwa^s, Miss Cloyce Futrell,
Mrs. G. R. Holloman, Miss Mis
souri Darden, Mrs. L. J. Lawrence,
Mrs. D. F. Storey, and Mrs. L. M.
’Neath thy columns, Alma Mater,
We thy praises bring
Here thy daughters working, play
Loud thy virtues sing.
“Light and truth” thy shining vir
May thy daughters guard
And thy teachings mould within
To the beauty of thy campus
We our anthems bring
All of nature’s skillful planning
Sho(ws from spring to spring.
God hath truly blessed thy efforts
Chowan, Mother dear.
May he always hover o’ver thee
Through each shining year.
—Mildred Hinton, ’30.