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The Chowanian, Chowan College, Murfreesboro, North Carolina.
A college newspaper published fortnightly by the Alathenian and
Lucalian Literary Societies, supervised by the English Department
of Chowan College, Murfreesboro, N. C.
Entered as second class matter January 17, 1924, at the Post Of
fice at Murfreesboro, North Carolina, under the act of March 3, 1879.
Subscription $1.00 a Year
Addie Mae Cooke, Mary Stanley, Edna Earle Harrell, Lois Vann
Maggie Boone Business Manager
Kathreine Martin Advertising Manager
Maywood Modlin )
Mary Seymour ) Asst. Advertising Managers
Hannah Clinard )
Addie Mae Cooke Circulation Manager
Jesse Odom )
Velva Howard ) Asst. Circulation Managers
Elizabeth Forbes )
Myra Glover Alathenian Society
Alma Belche Lucalian Society
Myra Glover - Senior Class
Nellie Sample - - Junior Class
Arra Snipes Sophomore Class
Mabel Carroll - FYeshman Class
Rhodes Holder Religious Activities
Marguerite Payne Town News
Alma Belche Jokes
Jessie Brendel Exchange
W. B. Edwards President
Valerie Schaible -Dean
Eunice McDowell Lady Principal
Maggie Boone President of Student Government
Lyda Jane Brooks President Lucalian Literary Society
Jemmie Benton President Alathenian Literary Society
Jemmie Benton President Senior Class
Rhodes Holder President Junior Class
Cornelia Grissom President Sophomore Class
Inez Willoughby President Freshman Class
Rachel Albritton President Athletic Association
Addie Mae Cooke President B. S. U.
Edna Eaj-le Harrell Gen. Director B. Y. P. U.
Alice Miller President Y. W. A.
Velva Howard Pres. Volunteer and Life Service Band
Jay White President Dramatic Club
LOYAL TO CHOWAN
When friends stand by like the
people of the Chowan and West
Chowan Associations have by Cho
wan during the past summer, we
feel that there is no need for fear
of defeat. When the call for help
was sounded, everyone seemed
ready to offer support.
Pastors and laymen of the two
associations have worked faithful
ly'for fhe college, and the Influence
they have spread seems to be mani
fested in the public as a whole.
Citizens of Murfreesboro showed
their loyalty in one way by put
ting on a musical drama to secure
funds for scholarships.
Especially do students and
alumnae realize the necessity for
Chowan’s continuation, and they
have put forth strong efforts for
her during the past few months.
As a result of all the work which
has been done, Chowan is continu
ing. Her doors opened this fall to
a student body which greatly sur
passes that of last year.
in the summer’s activities. The
little woods creatures are running,
chatting, gathering food for win
ter, happy in their work.
There is beauty as well as cheer
in autumn. If all the trees were
always green we should soon tire
of seeing them. So nature has
given us autumn with her gay col
oring to offset the delicate sum
mer flowers and trees. One morn
ing we awake to see a sheet of
silver frost over all out-of-doors.
Then the trees fling aside all their
demure green colors and flaunt be
fore all the world their gaudy yel
lows and reds. Red apples and
yellow pumpkins gleam from their
dark backgrounds. There is a
hint in the air of Thanksgiving,
that day when all are glad.
Why should we think of every
thing dying in the fall? Is it not
more satisfying to think that
things are settling down to sleep
with a happy, contented sigh to
rest until nature shall call them
CONCERNING THE MEN
Beginning this fall Chowan Col
lege is entering upon her eighty-
fourth year in educating the young
women of North Carolina and the
surrounding states. Though open
to these young women the doors of
the school have always been closed
to their brothers, and no one ever
expected or dared hope that the
situation would be otherwise.
Today everything is changed.
Chowan College doors have flung
wide and instead of being closed to
young men, boys are being urged
to register in order that they may
pursue the higher education to be
found here. As yet there are only
a few who have taken advantage
of this opportunity, but perhaps as
time passes this number will be
Chowan welcomes these new
members and hopes that each year
more will be added to their ranks
Not only are we glad to have them
on account of the fact that they
add to our numbers but because
they will add variety to our sports.
Heretofore, basketball at CKb-
wan has been a game limited to
girls. Instead of the customary
double-headers, which all schools
prefer, our opponents have been
forced to separate their teams or
else were required to furnish their
own opponents for the boys teams.
From now on let us hope we will
be able to have a varsity team
from among these new students,
and as in basketball, perhaps we
will be able to develop varsity
sports in track and baseball.
AUTUMN AS I SEE JT
“The melancholy days are here,”
ly believe that autumn is a time of
sadness, or do we say it is because
someone else has said so? To me
autumn is cheerful. We have
dragged along luxuriously through
the summer, but at its end there
is hurry and bustle everywhere.
One must hurry now, or the wind
will nip ' ne’s nose. There is a
tang in the air that gives new life
after one has expended his energy
Chowan, a girl dressed in a long
flowing robe and with flying au
burn colored hair, to represent
Aurora, the Goddess of Dawn, will
appear gracefully tripping over
the hill. As soon as she appears
in their midst, the girls will drop
their blazing torches. The fog
that rises from the stream in the
ravine will vanish and the dark
ness will be completely dispelled.
This will signify the coming of a
day at Chowan that will drive
away the gloom of the lovelorn.
“The news of this forthcoming
good fortune for Chowan is being
published on April 1, but surelj
it is couched in a style of such
sincereity and seriousness that
there is no one of such a sus
picious trend of mind as to ever
suppose it to be an April FOOL.”
The Murfreesboro High School
opened on Monday September 14,
with the largest enrollment in its
history. The total number of stu
dents has reached 392, including 95
high school students, 24 of whom
are from Como.
The high school department now
has almost enough pupils to have
four high school teachers. At pre
sent, there are only three: Prof.
J. B. Henson, who teaches science;
Miss Ethel Britt, of Harrellsville,
English and history: and Miss
Mary Parham, of Murfreesboro,
mathematics and Latin.
The grammar grade and primary
teachers are: Miss Annie Futrell,
Woodland, seventh grade; Miss
Dorothy Conner, Winton, sixth;
Miss Neva Futrell, Murfreesboro,
fifth; Mrs. G. T. Underwood, Mur
freesboro, fourth; Miss Grace Par
ker, Murfreesborj, third; Miss
Sarah Grant, Ridgeway, second;
Miss Linda Walker, Currituck,
high first; and Miss Vida Belle,
Zebulon, low first.
MISS WHITNEY MAKES
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seeing him whom they were ex
pecting. In order to avoid any
unpleasant emotions from such in
cidents as these or others of
similar nature, it was deemed wise
to make Chowan a coed so that
when the robins begin to sing and
the air is filled with all kinds of
music that sets adolescence to
dreaming, the boys will be nearer
“Another consideration that in
fluenced this decision to make
Chowan coed was the suggestion
by someone that the presence of
young men students would give
the college campus a more scholar
ly appearance. As they sit around
on the campus on warm after
noons on rustic benches under
oak trees in an attitude of study,
they will impart an atmosphere
that will not be hostile to the girls.
No doubt, many of the girls will
be moved to seek outdoor study
more and become thereby more
healthy students and more rosy-
cheeked. All these and others
have entered into the final deter
mination to make Chowan coed.
“This great step upward in the
progress of the institution will be
fittingly celebrated on the morn
ing of April 31 at an early Kour.
Just as the eastern horizon begins
to show the first flush of dawn
the girls will form in line at Hope
Cottage and march around the
campus in a torch-light procession.
After the parade the line will
break and dissolve into an assem
bly on the sloping side of the
ravine, there to await the appear
ance of Aurora. Just as the sun
shows its first roseate shafts and
begins to brighten the world
around a new and long cherished
Miss Eva Gary left last week for
Blackstone College, Blackstone,
Va., where she became a member
of the faculty. She formeriy
taught voice at Blackstone.
Mr. and Mrs. Ellis and Miss Pat-
tie Brinkley, of Roanoke, Va., were
recent visitors to friends in Mur
Franklin Biggs and Victor
Thompson, of Wake Forest Col
lege, and Miss Polly Godwin, of
Raleigh, visited in the home of
Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Forehand, last
Patrolman and Mrs. Welch, of
Washington, N. C., have recently
moved here to make their home.
They have an apartmtut in the
home of Mr. and Mrs. E. Brett.
Mr. and Mrs. Dan F. Story spent
several days last week in Bur-
gaw, visiting the latter’s parents,
Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Carleton.
Mr. and Mrs. S. W. Meekins
were the guests recently of the lat
ter’s parents, Mr and Mrs. P. C.
Parker. Mrs. Meekins was Miss
Mrs. W. R. Burrell and daughter,
Miss Beatrice Burrell, spent the
summer traveling on the Contin-
Murfreesboro has the only Eagle
Scout in this section of the State.
Albert Henson was awarded during
the summer the highest honor at
tainable in the Scout work. The
requisite for being an Eagle Scout
is twenty-one merit badges and he
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* “GONE BUT NOT
* FORGOTTEN” *
* Alumnae Column *
Holland, a former teacher of Cho
wan, was Helen Winbome, of the
Class of ’16.
Myrtle Huff and Madeline Lang
ston, ’31, visited the college on the
Russell Ward, ’31, spent the
opening week with Rachel Allbrit-
Mrs. J. Rodney Piland (Margaret
Lawrence, ’29) visited the college
on September 8. Mrs. Piland was
accompanied by her daughter,
Margaret Lawrence Piland.
Mr. and Mrs. Pendleton Downej
of Winchester, Ky., visited the col
lege Monday, Sept. 14. Mrs.
Downey was Evelyn White, ’28.
Agnes Lassiter, Florence Ben-
thall, and Emma Gay Stephenson,
’31, have visited the college fre
quently since the opening.
The following graduates of Cho
wan were married during the sum
mer: Inez Parker, ’29, of Murfrees
boro, to P. W. Meekins
early in June. Mr. and Mrs. Meek
ins are making their home in
Rosalind Horne, ’29, of Pendle
ton, to Kenneth A. Norton, of
Iowa. Mr. and Mrs. Norton are
now living in Washington, D. C.
Pauline Willis, ’28, of Saint
Paul, to J. Floyd Woodard, princi
pal of the Knightdale School. The
marriage took place the latter part
Wilma Elligton, ’29, of Saxa-
pahaw, to W. C. Hopkins, of Moun
tain City, Tenn., on June 29. Mr.
and Mrs. Hopkins are at home at
Castalia, where Mr. Hopkins is
principal of the public schools.
Evelyn White, ’28, of Severn,
married the Rev. Robert Pendle
ton Downey, of Winchester, Ky.,
on June 24. Mr. and Mrs. Downey
are living at present at Winches
ter, where the groom is pastor of
the Providence and Ephesus Bap
Kate Mackie, 29, of Yadkinville,
to Robert Parker Waynick, in Au
gust. They are now living in High
Thelma Elizabeth Freeman, ’28,
of Colerain, married the Rev.
Oliver Jackson Murphy, of Eliza
beth City, on September 16. They
will be at hfime in Elizabeth City.
Bertha Chitty, ’28, is this year a
member of the school faculty at
* EXCHANGES *
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Ahoskie, N. C.
Representing “The Equitable
Life,” New York City.
Isn’t it good to be back on the
campus again, after enjoying such
a pleasant *tocatj*)n ? Several
changes have t^en place of which
the most nojticeable one is perhaps
demonstrated by those who were
our freshmen last year. These con
triving sophomores are displaying
real genius in the tasks they put
before the new comers. Oh well,
we are glad to know that the
sophomores will have quite a time
in initiating such a large number
of freshmen, for the enrollment
shows a considerable increase over
that of the past several years. But
now as to the purpose of this col
umn—to let you glimse the most
interesting events occuring on
other campuses. Almost all the
colleges are opening up with re
cord enrollments this year. Suc
cess can only be attained, however,
An unusually interesting letter
has been received by Dr. Mitchell
from a former student of the Uni
versity of Richmond. A scholar
ship which amounts to $1,000 has
been awarded to Harold H. Hutch-
enson, giving him the privilege of
studying for one year in a foreign
University. He has chosen the one
in Edinburg, Scotland. He has our
The enrollment of the freshmen
class at Duke has an increase of
fifteen per cent this year over last.
The total registration numbers
585. There are freshmen from
four foreign countries and thirty
states. Twenty-seven per cent of
the class are North Carolinians;
Pennsylvania comes next with
thirteen per cent; New York with
ten per cent; New Jersey has ten
per cent and Virginia five per cent.
Those-from the South constitute
forty-five per cent, while forty-
four per cent are from the North,
and six per cent hail from the
Western states. Mexico Canal,
Jone, Brazil and Kores are repre
The Board of Trustees of Ca
tawba College has unanimously
elected Dr. Howard R. Omwak to
the presidency, which up until last
March was held by the late Dr.
Elmer R. Hoke. Dr. Omwak has
made a splendid record for himself
in the past and we are glad to
have such a man to come into our
We are glad to leam that Wake
Forest is determined “to revenge
her former defeats” on the gridiron
you ever notice that all loud talk
ers are ignorant?”
Miss Coker: “You need not talk
so loud. I’m not deaf.”
Wilson Fleetwood: “How would
you punctuate this sentence: The
beautiful Miss Hoggard was walk
ing down the street.”
Jessie Odom: “I’d make a dash
after the beautiful Miss Hoggard.”
Bertrand Russell wants to send
all writers of first novels to jail
for six months. What’s the use ?
That’ll only give them leisure to
write their second.—B’nai B’rith
Rhodes Holder: “Who is Joke
editor for The Chowanian now?”
Myra Glover: “Martha Parker,
Rhodes: “Ha- ha- ha! That’s the
best one yet.”
Harold Martin: “Rorie Copeland,
who’s this Alma Mater I’ve heard
so much about ? I don’t believe I’ve
met her yet.”
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The federal farm board witiji
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* UNDER THE GREEN- *
* WOOD TREE *
Miss Martin, “Suppose you were
trying to form the habit of getting
up early, upon what instinct would
you base this habit?
Martha Bishop: (whispering to
neighbor) “The alarm clock.”
Virginia Stanley, “There were
three people that came out of the
ark before Noah.”
Dr. Burrell: How do you know?”
Virginia: “Because it says in the
Bible that Noah came forth.”
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Maywood Modlin: “What did you
Velva Howard: “Shakespear nev
Maywood: “I was not talking to
Velva: “^o, but you were talk
ing to his Ancestors.”
Miss Liggett: “Who made the
Janet Odom: “Paul Revere.”
But if you’re longing for a bit
of optimism in these days of dark
ness, just look out upon the treach
erous sea of Matrimony, and you
may view twenty-one couples set
ting sail from the port of Augus-
tana College. Can you equal this
The following girls from the
Class of ’31 have obtained positions
teaching: Elizabeth Fitchett, Siler
City; Madeline Langston, Fremont;
Emma Gay Stephenson, Severn;
Hilma Ward, Powellsville; Mary
Reba Mills, ’31, is assistant to
Dr. Anderson of the State Hospital
Mr. and Mrs. W. J. M. Holland,
Jr., of Franklin, Va., visited the
college on September 18. Mrs.
J. J. Parker: “Miss Coker, did
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