The Chowanian. volume (Murfreesboro, N.C.) 1923-1989, September 01, 1931, Image 1
ADVERTISE IN THE CHOWANIAN SUBSCRIBE TO THE PAPER The Chowanian PATRONIZE THOSE WHO ADVERTISE VOLUME IX, NUMBER 1. MURFREESBORO, N. C., SEPTEMBER, 1931. FOUR PAGES Miss Whitney Makes Interesting Chapel Talks On Trip To Europe Miss McDowell Continues Her Chapel Talks to the Students MR. EDWARDS DISCUSS^ DEBTS AND EDUCATIOr ■“What Does It Mean to Be Educated?” is the Rev. Kolb’s Subject ■' Miss Whitney, who traveled in Europe during the summer, talked in chapel on September 17-24, con cerning her trip. She went into particular detail about the first week-end of her tour. After some words concerning life on the boat, “The Olympic,” she described her arrival at Southampton, the motor ride through the English twilight to Salisbury, and the various his toric sites visited in that neighbor hood. Among these were: Salis bury Cathedral, Ramsey Abbey, Stonehege, the ruins of the fort ress of old Sarum; Winchester Cathedral, where lies buried Issac W’alton, Jane Austen, and a num ber of early English Kings. Anoth er place of interest visited by Miss Whitney was the great hall of Winchester in which hangs the Round Table which is supposed to have belonged to King Arthur and his knights. Miss McDowell is again making her weekly talks to the girls each Wednesday. On September 9, she talked on “Doors and Windows,” explaining a number of doors and windows which a girl in colle_ge has. She said that girls want free dom and independence. “Inde pendence,” she said, “is the power to direct one’s own affairs without any interference. Liberty is the. power to do as one pleases. Pri vilege is something granted by somebody else.” Shp explained that ^ education of the right kind includes: knowledge, happiness, Tiealth, a strong mind and body, friendship, and religion. When one has these, the doors and win dows are open and ready for suc cess. On Friday, Sept. 25, she talked on “College Spirit,” calling forth a spirit of loyalty and democracy. She urged the girls to stand for what they are, for their societies, their classes, and the college. She said, “Live a life that you vdll cherish the memory of and uphold the ideals for which the college was founded.” B. S. U. CONFERENCE The eighth annual Baptist Student’s Conference will con vene at Durham from October 30, to November 2. Duke Uni- - versity will act as host to the students from all parts of North Carolina. Two year’s ago, when the meeting was held in Greens boro, a bus load of Chowan girls attended. Will the same be true this year? Yes. Cho wan expects to be represent ed by a large number of en thusiastic students. Now is the time to think about it and to plan for it! YESTERDAY AT OLD CHOWAN President Edwards talked in chapel on Monday, Sept. 21, on the subject of “Debts,” using as his text Romans 1:14. He discussed in detail the following debts: that of business, that of gratitude, and that of privilege. He said that the debt of business is an import ant debt, but that is understood more fully than the debts of grati tude and privilege. “Do we ever stop to think of the things foi- which we should be thankful ? ” he asked. The debt of privilege was explained as being constrained to do things for others. On Monday, September 28, he talked on “What Studies Are Most Useful.” He said that the studies which one needs are: a study that will give a broader view of things, one which will free the minds from superstition, and one that brings a person into contact with great people. “One of the greatest forces in this world today,” he said, “is personality.” He explained that the mystery of personality sinks deeper than anything else. The Rev. E. C. Kolb, of Wind sor, who was in attendance at the pastor’s meeting on Sept. 23, con ducted chapel, using as his sub ject: “What Does it Mean to be Educated ?” He pointed out six necessities for being truly educat ed: First, one must adopt a scien tific method and have humility and patience in dealing with facts. Se cond, he should acquire a historic^il sense and understand that the past, the present, and the future all are one, and make an effort to appre hend what has passed and what will come to pass. Third, an aesthetic appreciation is necessary, in order to understand and love the beautiful things of life. Fourth, he should have a philosophic mind and seek to bring together into some kind of unity all that one knows. Fifth, one should develop a social conscience and understand why things are happening as they are Sixth, religious discernment and committment are necessary. One should penetrate the unseen (Continued on Page 8) If the students of Chowan could go back to the year 1848 and at tend the opening of Chowan Fe male Collegiate In. titute, would they recognize in it the beginning of what Chowan was to be in 1931 ? Chowan College was established to meet a real need. The people of the Roanoke-Chowan section real ized that their daughters were go ing without the training that was necessary if they were to be well educated women. Thus it came about that a meeting was held at Saint John’s and plans made to form a college for girls. On Octo ber 11, 1848, the Institute opened for the first time and received eleven students. Th?^'number soon increased to forty-seven. The first president was Mr. A. McDowell. A clipping from “The Biblical Recorder” for Saturday, March 8 1851, shows the character of the college at that time: “Clio V. cm I'eiiiale 'ooiiegiai.e Institute Murfreesboro, N. C. "The next session of this Insti tute will commence on the 10th of Oct. 1850. The exercises of the Seminary will be conducted by Rev. M, E. Fory, aided by an enlarged and competent Board of Instruct ion. The Institution is furnished with a Chemical, Astronomical, and PlLUosophical apparatus far super ior to that of any similar Institu tion in the State. The Institute has albo a Library, a Reading Room with Periodicals from differ ent sections of the country, and a Cabinet of Minerals and Curiosi ties. “The Young Ladies have organ ized a Literary Society, and estab lished a monthly periodical which is read at the regular meetings of the Society. “In order to form habits of economy and prevent rivalry in dress, a Uniform is prescribed for Sabbath and Holidays. For winter, deep blue Merino or other suitable fabric—for summer, pink Calico, Ginghams, and white Cambric or Muslin. “During school time, any dress may be worn not more expensive than the Uniform. Purchases for the Young Ladies will be made only under instructions from their parents or Guardians. “The Music Department has been reorganized and furnished with new and valuable instruments. Rates of Tuition Per Session of Five Months Primary English Branches, in cluding Geography, Grammar, Arithmetic, and Compositions, $10.00; The above, including Nat ural and Moral Philosophy, As tronomy, Botany, History, Logic, and Algebra, $15.00; French and Latin Languages, each $5.00, $10.00; Drawing, Painting, and Needlework, each $4.00, $12.00; Music on Piano and Guitar, each $15.00, $30.00; For use of Instru ments, each $2.50, $5.00; Lectures, $1.50; Incidentals for School Room Expenses, $1.00; Board, including Washing, Fuel and Lights per month—one-half to be paid in ad vance, $8.00. The Young Ladies are amenable to the laws of the Institution dur ing the WHOLE period of their connection with it. It is very im portant that the Student enter at the commencement of the Session, as a tardiness of a few days often embarrasses a pupil throughout a whole term. For further information apply to the Principal or to the Chairman of the Board of Trustees. G. C. MOORE, Chr. Bd. Trustees. J. Parker, Sec’y. Sept. 20, 1850. GREETING TO THE STUDENTS Chowan College Begins 84th Year With Unusually Large Enrollment j FOUNDER’S DAiY Thursday, October 15, is the the date that has been ap pointed for Founder’s Day this year instead of October 8, the day formerly announced. The following program has been planned for the occasion: Meeting of the Board of Trustees, 11 o’clock. Address, 3 o’clock. Athletic meet, 4 o’clock. Faculty recital, 8:15 o’clock. Faculty reception following recital. Biggest Freshman Class Reg istered in Number of Years HON. CHAS. DANIELS PRINCIPAL SPEAKER Boys Admitted to Chowan For First Time In Its History Literary Societies Initiate Members All New Students Join Either Lucalian or Alathenian We are delighted to welcome the forme^^students to Chowan College as they re- turii to pursue i,jieir studying. We are very glad indeed to welcome the new students who have come to Cho wan College for the first time, and we trust that both former students and new ones will find this year’s work at Chowan both pleasant and profitable. If we can be of any service to you in making the necessary adjustments, we are glad at any and all times to do so. Sincerely, W. B. EDWARDS. PROPHECY ABOUT CO-EDS COME TRUE f^^^TO%ESENT PLAY The following article appeared in an issue of The Chowanian in 1926 as an April Fool. Now that the prophyy has been fulfilled in part—Chowan having been made a Co-Ed College this year—it is fit ting that such an article should be noted. “As the morning light is break ing around Chowan on April 31, 1926, A. D., a new and long hoped for day will be dawning for it. Chowan College will on that date become coed. “A boys’ dormitory building fitted to accommodate 500, will be finished, in all probability, by September 31. A very unique plan for this building has been drawn up by one of the world’s foremost architects. The struc ture will be modelled after the most up-to-date skyscrapers. It will perhaps be 50 stories in height, and will be very slender and graceful in appearance, re sembling a towering birthday candle in a mincemeat cake. Elevator service will be provided for the building, and every other convenience imaginable that will add to the health and happiness of the young swains who avail them selves of the unusual attractive opportunity of becoming a student of Chowan College. “The idea of Chowan becoming a coed college has long been nur tured in the hearts and brains of the young heads that seek wisdom at this fount of knowledge. This idea blossomed into a full-bloom rose of culmination with the com ing of spring days. As the spring came, it began to turn some young men’s fancy lightly toward love and gave the urge that turned their steps in the direction oi Chowan College. Much difficulty and anxiety, however, was experi enced recently during the snow as some gallants’ hearts led them out in winter’s tardy and linger ing severity. It was no small anxiety that wrung the hearts of the young maidens, too, as they were waiting in uncertainty of (Continued on Page 2) CHOWAN GIVES ITS ANNUAL PICNIC On Monday afternoon, Septem ber 14, the students and faculty of the College left the campus at 4:30 for Hill Crest Park, where the annual picnic was given. A striking scene was presented by the surroundings at the park. Exclamations of delight were ut tered by the girls as they watched cyprus-fringed lake. Two camp fires lighted the hills and afforded much pleasure to those who roast ed weiners. The dining-room girls, super vised by the dietitian, Mrs. Mattie Taylor, served the plates with sandwiches, pickles, and fruit. Bot tled drinks were opened and serv ed by Mr. Liverman, superinten dent of the college grounds, and Mr. J. M. Semvell. The picnickers were reluctant tJ leave such a delightful spot, but at seven o’clock the hikers started toward the campus. One of the “new girls” was over^ieard saying: “This has truly been the end of a perfect day, and I know that there are more to follow at Chowan”. PASTORS OF SECTION HAVE MEET CHOWAN On Wednesday, September 23, pastors of this sectio nwere called together here by Dr. Chas. Mad- dry in a meeting for the purpose of appointing a committee to put on a promotion program. The fol lowing people were present: The Revs. Oscar Creech, Ahoskie; G. W. Burch, Merry Hill; E. C. Kolb, Windsor; Lonnie Sasser, Aulander; C. M. Billings, Woodland; L. E. Dailey, Newsoms, Va.; H. F. Brin son, and Dr. W. Mitchell, Lewis ton; R. B. Lineberry, Harrellsville; Dr. Chas. E. Maddry, Raleigh; John Arch McMillan, Thomasville; Rev. Bolton, Hendersonville; Rev. Long, Aulander; W. V. Tarleton, Rich Square; K. E. Bryant, Pow- ellsville; A. W. H. Jones, Severf.; Dr. W. R. Burrell, Murfreesboro; Mr. Peele, Lewiston; Mrs. T. E. Beasley, Ahoskie; and Mrs. Sykes, of Woodland. We suppose the spy-shy Japs get out and look under their island every night before going to bed.— Ohio State Journal. “Princess Kiku,” a Japenese ro mance in three acts, is to be pre sented soon in the Chowan College auditorium by the Dramatic Club, under the direction of Miss Irene Virginia Ulmer, head of the ex pression department. All the mem bers of the cast are busy at work and the play promises to be one of the most entertaining ever present ed at the college. One of the most pretentious settings will be in a Japanese Chrysanthemum garden. Dorothy Heath will take the part of Princess Kiku, favorite niece of the Emperor. Mary Lee Clark, Myrtle Ange, Elizabeth Forbes and Nellie Sample will take the parts of O Mimisa San, A Totmai San, 0 Yuki San, and O Haru San, Ladies in waiting to the princess. Lakara, a learned Japanese lady devoted to the ancient customs of her country, will be played by Martha Parker, and Ito, the small boy who is so much interested in what he calls “play-acting,” will be played by I^therine Martin. Jay White and Mary Stanley are enacting the roles of English visi tors to Japan. Jay will be Lady Cecil Cavandish, and English girl in search of her brother, and Mary will take the part of Miss Pren- dergast, her companion. Watch for the date of this play, which will be announced in the next issue of this paper. On Friday evening, September 18, the Lucalian Literary Society had its annual initiation, admitting thirteen new members. Mary Sey mour and Mary Mills entertained the new girls with piano music in the parlor before the initiation. Two by two, the freshmen were called to the society hall, where they entered with trembling and fear. After becoming members of the society, everyone threw off their feeliQg of dread and joined in singing society and college songs. After the initiation, Hannah Clinard, Louise Minton, Mary Mills, Nellie Sample, Maggie Boone, Elizabeth Forbes, and Addie Mae Cooke served pimento and olive and cream-cheese sand wiches, fruit punch, cake and ice cream. While they were serving, Martha Uichop a £c.Ib>, Elizabeth Forbes gave a reading. The guests besides the members who were present were: Misses DeLano, Matthews, Banta, Hight, Ruggles, Brown, Martin and Ver non, Mrs. Mattie Taylor, and Phillip Taylor. Those initiated were: Annie Mary Vann, Inez Willoughby, Dorothy Adkins, Ruth James Mit chell, Mary Emily Mitchell, Vir ginia Odom, and Edna Callis, of Ahoskie; Cora Felton Bass, Cole- rain; Nellie Ricks, Pendleton; Edith Smith, Sunbury; Evelyn Blanchard, Hobbsville; and Lois Cartewright, Elizabeth City. MISSES SCHAIBLE AND COKER GIVE FRESHMEN TREAT Homesick Freshmen? Who said so ? Freshmen do not get homesick around Chowan, especially when members of the faculty join in af fording amusement. On Saturday night, September 13, the Freshman Class was enter tained by Misses Coker and Schai- ble. The entire class assembled in Miss Schaible’s room at 9:00 o’clock where a delightful radio party was enjoyed. A color scheme of rose and orchid was carried out. Soon the crowd was conducted to Miss Coker’s room. There ice cream and cake were served by the hostesses, who were assisted by Miss Frances Vernon. The initiation ceremony of the Alathenian Literary Society was carried out with much pep and en thusiasm on Friday night, Sept. 18. Jemmie Benton spread terror over the girls before they entered the hall for initiation as she went to blindfold them to ride the Alathenian goat. Before each girl emerged she was pronounced an Alathenian, and had pledged her self to be a true and loyal member of the society. When the last one had experien ced the thrill that comes once in a life time, riding the goat, the new members and the old members were invited to the Junior Tea Room, where they were served olive and chicken-salad sandwiches, ice cream, cakes, and ice tea. The old girls then sang the Alathenian songs and returned to the dormi- tory. The following were initiated: Margaret Peele, Lacy W adsv worth, Lillian Hoggard, Virginia Moore, Dorothy Webb, Ruth Pas chal, Myrtle Ange, Mabel Carroll, Jesse Brendell, Martha Par ker, Selma Davis, Cather ine Davis, Lucy B. Freeman, Olivics Benthall, and Mattie Spen cer. The Faculty members who were present during the reception hour were: Misses Coker, Whit ney, Schaible, Ulmer, Hight, and Liggett. Chowan College began its eighty-fourth session with a form al opening on Thursday morning, September 10. The chief speak er was Mr. Chas. R. Daniels, jurist and lawyer of Weldon. “What sort of service are you render ing?” was the question that sound ed the keynote of his address. He warned the students against pur suing studies selfishly, and advised them to begin making strong friendships. “Boys and girls should begin while in college to shape their lives well, because each life is being used as a pattern by some one else,” Mr. Daniels said. For the devotional. Dr. Burrell read the 13th Chapter of First Corinthians from Moffatt’s trans lation. Miss DeLano sang “The Star”, by Rogers, and “Hold Thou My Hand”, by Briggs. She was accompanied by Miss Matthews. Pi'esident Edwards extended the welcome of the college to the faculty and students. He also ex pressed his appreciation for such a large group of students at Cho wan. Boys Attend Chowan’s Classes Regular classes began on Thurs day, 10th, at eighty-thirty o’clock. Chowan, for the first time, is per mitting boys to attend the classes. Those who have registered are: Harold Martin and A. Wood Jones, of Severn; Gilbert Davis and Wil- Jesse Odom, Rorie Copeland, and J. J. Parker, Jr., of Murfreesboro. Large Attendance of New Girls There are more freshmen this session than were expected. Near ly all the former students have returned. Several new girls have joind the upper classes. The fol lowing have entered Chowan for the first time: Evelyn Blanchard, Hobbsville; Lacie Wardsworth, Lewiston; Margaret Peele, Lewis ton; Jessie Brendel, Yatesville, Ga.; Lillian Hoggard, Harrells ville; Virginia Moore, Boykins, Va.; Cornelia Britt, Severn; Vir ginia Fleetwood, Jackson; Doro thy Maddrey, Seaboard; Dorothy Adkins, Ahoskie; Lucy Boone Freeman, Conway; Dorothy Dean Webb, Edenton; Lois Cartwright, Elizabeth City; Cora Felton Bass, Colerain; Inez Willoughby, Ahos kie; Nellie Ricks, Pendleton; Mar tha Parker, Winton; Mary Emily Mitchell, Ahoskie; Ruth James Mitchell, Ahoskie; Annie Mary Vann, Ahoskie; Ruth Paschal, Wake Forest; Mabel Carroll, War ren Plains; Edith Smith, Sunbury; Myrtle Ange, Winterville; Janice Jenkins, Potecasi; Mary Lee Clark, Winton; Linda Lee Ferguson, Murfreesboro; Maggie Price, Goldsboro; Ruby Malone, Wil- liamston; Olivics Benthall, Ahos kie; Virginia Odom, Ahoskie; Ella Mae Jones, Pembroke; EMna Cal- lis, Ahoskie; Mattie Spencer, Sea board; Selma Davis, Conway; Catherine Davis, Conway. HELP THE PAPER Subscribe to the Chowanian! There will be only one Chowanian per month this year, but each one will be filled with lively and inter esting news. Send us your dollar right away so that you may re ceive every copy. You can not af ford to miss one, and we need your dollar as well as your interest. A committee is a device for dividing responsibility and post poning action. How to shorten the depression: Pay as you go, and go somewhere. —Dallas News. SEVERAL NEW COURSES OFFERED S«veral new courses have Heen added to the Departments of His tory, English, and Science. Miss Hight, of the History Department, is offering “County Government in North Carolina” as well as “Mod ern Contemporary European His tory”. Majors now have a chance to make a more detailed study of various branches of history. Miss Ulmer is offering “Play Production and an Introduction to Dramatic Art”. This course is of cultural value to the student and of practical value to teachers of English and directors of drama tics. A study of plays will be made suitable for stage presenta tion and of problems involved in the production of such plays. The fundamental points of technical knowledge are necessary to both actor and manager. Miss Liggett has added a course in “Genetics and Eugenics”, which attempts to present in a simple form the subject of heredity as related to man and his creatures, the domestic animals, and cultivat ed plants.