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TTie 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. 0.
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, Edna Earle Hardy, Lois Vann
Maggie Boone Business Manager
Katherine Martin ) . .
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 C ass
Nellie Sample —-Junior Clas^
Arra Snipes ....Sophomore C ass
Mabel Carroll Freshman Class
Rhodes Holder Religious Activities
Mary Seymour S^rts
Marguerite Payne Tov^rn News
Alma Belche.... . -.Jokes
Jessie Brendell Exchange
Jay White Alumnae Notes
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 Eajle Harrell Gen. Director B. Y. P. U.
Maywood Modlin President Y. W. A.
Velva Howard Pres. Volunteer and Life Service Band
Jay White President Dramatic Club
By Meherrin’s rippling waters, Chowan Dear,
Stands our notble Alma Mater, Chowan Dear,
Closely nestled in the trees
Gently kissed by morning breeze, Chowan Dear,
Gently kissed 'by morning breeze, Chowan Dear.
From the need for Christian training, Chowan Dear,
Sprang this college into being, Chowan'Dear,
Students hear her gentle calls
And come flocking to her halls, Chowan Dear,
And come flocking to her halls, Chowan Dear.
From thy fountains ever flowing, Chowan Dear,
Stream thy mercies always going, Ch»wan Dear,
Till they reach around the world
With her ministering flag unfurled, Chowan Dear,
With her ministering flag unfurled, Cho-wan Dear.
As you live Christ’s cause to bless, Chowan Dear,
May your influence ne’er 'be less, Chowan Dear,
’Till the end of time has come.
And we gather round the throne, Chowan Dear,
And we gather round the throne, Chowan Dear.
—PRES. W. B. EDWIARDS.
here we extend our appreciation. i 7" y CTf/nFAfTi
We hope to prove worthy of ^
confidence they have placed in us.| G (/ r i • bNI CAi AINLU \
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ARTICLE 4. To our President,^ At five o’clock Thursday after-
Mr. Edwards, and our dean, Missjnoon^ ^9^ everyone was sud-
McDowell we dedicate our love and!astonished at hearing the
devotion for all that they have 1 „ , , ,
done for us. I college bell ring. One could hear
SECTION II Isuch questions as these; “What
ARTICLE 1. To the incoming vjoes that mean?” or “Is it six
Senior Class we leave our dipi-! dawned upon
ties and responsibilities, our joys
and sorrows and cur privileges.
lall that Mr. and Mrs. Edwards
I had invited the faculty and stu.
ARTICLE 2. To the incomingjd«nt body to a picnic. They gath-
Junior Class we leave the pleasure I .5,^;,^.
of taking care of their “Little Sis-i _ ...
ling and soon found tnemselves in
I Mrs. Edwards’ sunken garden.
ARTICLE 3. To the incoming | Here the green grass and the
Sophomore Class we leave a de
sire for more study and less play.
ARTICLE 4. To the incoming
Freshman Class we leave four long
years of college life.
ARTICLE 5. To the Co-eds we
leave a hope that there will be
more co-eds next year, so that they
will not be lost in the rush.
leaves her dignity to Mary Lee
shade of the trees furnished an
ideal place for a picnic.
A long table filled with sand
wiches, pickles, fruit, ice tea, cake
cream, etc., greeted the group.
Much entertainment and amuse
ment was furnished by the many
students and teachers present. At
the close of the supper, all en
gaged in playing games and sing
ing the college songs.
Rachel Albritton ^ ^^out seven o'clock, another
bell was heard, and this one call
ed the picnickers from pleasant
scenes to duty.
There has been extensive work Inez Willoughby, and Mrs. Henry
done for Chowan recently by the Scott-
President and some of the students.
Since the first of March President
Edwards and several students have
visited churches at Winton, Kel-
ford, Seaboard, Creeksville, Ahos-
kie, Conway, Murfreesboro, Wood
land, Aulandcr, Lewiston, Union,
Galatia, Roxobel, and Meherrin.
Special Chowan programs were put
on at the churches in an effort to
o^t special contributions for the
The B. S. U. Council no whas a
room for its own individual use.
Several members of the council ob
tained the key to the observatory.
The room was cleaned and furnish
ed for use. Wednesday night, May
4, immediately after B .Y. P. U., a
service was held to dedicate the
room for the use of the religious
oranizgations of the cimpus, espec-
Ifiomhlg Watcfi, Volunteer and
Life Service Band, and the B. S. U.
up of talks by several students on
“What Chowan Means to Me”, j Coyngj] The devotional was led by
Special music, and talks by Presi
dent Edwards. He based his talks
on the story of Moses leading the
children of Israel out of Egypt,
showing how barriers that were ap
parently impossible to scale were
surmounted, and on Christ feeding
the five thousand, illustrating that
it is when one gives, that his pos
It is important that we recog
nize what these people are doing
so that we, as students, may not
take Chowan for granted but may
make individual efforts for the
college. Patience, prayer, coopera
tion, willing minds, and increasing
work are required to lift our col
lege from its dark age, speaking
financially. These qualities have
certainly been shown by those peo
ple who have done so much special
work. The student body appreciates
their efforts. May each of us catch
the spirit in which they have been
made and make our college big in
every sense of the word.
To the leadership of our Presi
dent, especially, we owe our ap
preciation. We feel that there is not
another who could express so much
love for a college as he has. Not in
words have we seen this expression
but in his always helpful plans to
better conditions of Chowan, to
enlarge its student body, and to
turn out well-rounded Christian men
and women. We are proud to be
students of such a college under
the leadership of such a president.
* B. S. U.
• COLUMN *
Several members of the B. S. U.
council attended a meeting of the
council of the various colleges to
■study methods and problems of B.
S. U. work which was held at the
Baptist Cottage in Greensboro the
week-end of April 23. The colleges
represented were: N. C: C.. W.,
Campbell, Wake Forest, Wingate,
University of North Carolina and
Chowan. Chowan was reprensented
on the program by a special musi
cal number “Sweet Peace, the Gift
of God’s Love” by Mary Seymour,
and Hannah Clinard. The program
consisted of conferences led by
the following workers: B. Y. P. U.,
Miss Winnie Rickett; Volunteer
and Life Service Band, Miss Ina-
belle Coleman; Sunday School, Mr.
Frank Leavell; and Y. W. A., Miss
Lucille Knight: problems which con
front the different councils, and a
talk by Mr. Leavell in which he
challenged the college students to
dare to be individual for Christ.
Those attending the meeting were:
Maywood Modlin, Rhodes Holder,
Mary Seymour, Hannah Clinard,
Inez Willoughby, who spoike of the
dedication of the temple of old and
of the offerings we should make
at the dedication. Maywood Modlin,
the B. S. U. president, then told
the purpose of the B. S. U. room
and what it should mean. Mr. Ed
wards gave a talk in which he
brought out the idea that the B. S.
U. room was a memorial. He also
originated the idea that the eight
sides of the room could each be
named for a part of the religious
work of the campus. The names of
these sides would be: Y. W. A., B.
Y. P. U., Volunteer and Life Ser
vice Band, Morning Watch, B. S. U.
the Student and the B'ble, with the
light in the center representing
Miss McDowell taught a Y. W.
A. study course the week of April
9-14, during the chapel periods of
each day. The book that was used
was Ming-Kwong, City of the Mor
ning Light.” In this course she
gave the students facts about the
missionary work in China and told
them something of what Baptist
missionaries have done in that
During the week of April 17-23
a .?tudy course was held the chap
el period for the benefit of several
members of the B. Y. P. U. who
did not take the course offered
last fall. Maywood Modlin taught
the B. Y. P. U. manual. The fol
lowing took the course and passed
the examination: Ruth Greene,
Mildred Boone, Virginia Odom, and
The Edwards B. Y. P. U. had a
weiner roast in the ravine on Fri
day, April 22. Readings, games,
and roasting weiners made an en
joyable evening and added much to
the feeling of good fellowship that
exists in this union.
The B. Y. P. U. contest is over,
with the Nell Lawrence Union as
winner. This union and the Mattie
Macon Norman, the winner of the
automobile contest, were entertain
ed by the two losing unions at a
treasure hunt before breakfast Sat
urday, May 14. The four unions
were divided into two sections, a
winner and a loser in each division.
These sections followed directions
which led them to different places,
finally ending at the gate where
the treasure was hidden. Maggie
Boone found the treasure ■nihich
consisted of an attractive box of
all-day suckers, candies and other
dainties. Everybody then went to
breakfast where oranges were serv
ed as an added treat.
J. C. B. EHRINGHAUS
PROPHECY OF THE
CL^S OF 1932
Now that I have been allowed to
assume the prophetic characteris
tics of a superhuman being, I shall
take a glance into the future of
these charming heroines before me.
(goes to cauldron and stirs).
“Bubble, bulible, toil and trouble.
Fire burn and cauldron bubble;
In this pot reveal the fate due
Each member of the class of “32.”
Four years at Chowan College
under the wise guidance of capa
ble instructors has enabled each
ing—when the twig falls in thy
path, twist it in thy hands and it
shall point t(T‘a site of subter
Thy wagon is hitched to a star,
Thelma Perry. One general sweep
and the inspired artist dazzles hu
man eyes with her masterpieces of
Myra Glover, I behold thee en
gulfed in a silvery mist. A court
room scene appears. Tiny, twink
ling memories fly back to student
days. Clearly I now perceive My
ra, a prominent lawyer of Raleigh,
Softly, gradually, slow-winged
member of the class of ’32 to as- messengers bring to my ears the
“The Home of Good Eats”
FOR GOOD SERVICE
Murfreesboro, N. C.
ARTICLE 2. Maggie Boone lea
ves her poetical ability to Almaj
to Nellie Sample.
ARTICLE 3. Alma Belch lea
ves her poeticalability to Anna
ARTICLE 4. Jvnmie Benton
leaves her share of the tennis court
to A. Wood Jones.
ARTICLE 5. Margeaima Carter
leaves her wit to Ruth Green.
ARTICLE 6. Addie Mae Cooke
leaves her privilege of attending
all conventions and conferences to
ARTICLE 7. Theresa Davis lea
ves her literature on how to reduce
to Rebecca Peebles.
sweet strains of music. Attention
is directed toward Marion Wood
ard, teacher of the favorite harmo
nies of Chogin, Mendelssohn, and
Beethoven, aT*the Columbia Con-
servatroy of Music.
A faint light twinkles in the dis
tance. Fireflies hover around the
light; it shines brighter. The lum-l ARTICLE 9. Edna Earle Har-
inous one is none other than Alma. i0aves her love for journalism
Belch, the famous teacher of the | Margaret Lane etaoin etaoinnn
pi re to higher and nobler thing;
These young maidens seem to take
up novel occupations in the World
of the Future. Yet, I can clearly
see how each occupation is well
founded on the activities and pos
sibilities each girl displayed while
at Chowan. All hail! to the future
accomplishments as I reveal here
lecret the personnel of these
students who are to be lifelong
comardes in action.”
Hail to Jemmie Benton! The
president of the class of ’32 shall
continue to exercise her executive
ability. Her spirit of fairness and
cooperation as .shown at Chowan
has made it possible for her to gain
eminence in the field of athletic
combat. Indeed, she has the honor
of being the Director of Athletics
at Converse College, Spartanburg,
Lyda Jane Brooks, Ah! my charm
ing maiden, Fortune smiles upon
you in the form of a millionaire
husband. Those hours of courtship
at Chowan have not been in vain.
Thy secret motive was a worth
while one. Years of pleasure are
spent travelling on olden conti
nents beneath the mellow light of
an enchanting moon.
Balls whirling from far-extend-
ing space are put into action by
Maggie Boone. Four years of prac
tice at Chowan have laid the foun
dation for the success of the
world’s tennis champion.
Virginia Stanley, is studiously
inclined, the fates tell me. In keep
ing with student days this fair
haired maiden shall continue to
broaden her opportunities. That
grim determination shall be satis
fied when she has become the pro
fessor of History at John Hopkins
A melodious voice I hear. It must
be that of some spirit. No, only the
voice of Mortha Bishop. Fame
lies in thy path, black-eyed one.
Thy dream has come true. Do I not
see the future crowning thee, and
as she places the golden crown up
on thy head, softly she echoes thy ARTICLE 2. To the faculty we
sacred title “World-renowned op- extend our deepest gratitude for
ARTICLE 8. Myra Ann Glover
leaves her time for sleeping to
Cherokee Indian reservation:
The spirits .confine ray gaze to
the future activities of the poetess,
Mary Stankjtencouraged by ad
mirers, inspire^f by divine necrom
ancers, she enchants the horizon
with her magic lines. Through the
thick vapor of the night a calm,
serene figfure comes into view. The
inhabitants of New York City are
divinely fascinated as they listen
to the lectures of the famous beau
ty specialist, Rachel Albritton.
Ancient relics and modem novel
ties are being clashed together
through imcompetence. They sepa
rate by means* of magic hands and
each finds its place. Gertimde
Spencer, a well known interior de
corater in the city of Philadelphia,
is unable to sapply the demand for
her ideas of artistic arrangement.
“When the hurly-burly’s done,
When the battles’ lost and won;
That will be ere the set of sun.”
EDNA EARLE HARRELL,
to Rhodes Holder.
ARTICI® 10. Thelma Perry lea
ves her art5«tic tibility to Maywood
ARTICLE 11. Callie Patrick lea
ves her interest in Platonic philos
ophy to Elizabeth Forbes.
ARTICLE 12. Gertrude Spencel
leaves to Hannah Clinard her offi
cial position as Dorothy Maddrey’s
ARTICLE 13. Mary Stanley
leaves her ever-increasing appetite
to Lois Vann.
ARTICLE 14. Virginia Stanley
leaves her care of Bobbie to Doris
ARTICLE 15. Marion
leaves her giggles to
LAST WILL AND
ARTICLE 16. Martha Bishop
leaves to Jessie Brendell her undy
(Signed) Lyda Jane Brooks.
WITNESS: Jemmie Benton.
We. the class of ’32 of Chowan
College, Murfreesboro, North Car
olina, do declare and publish this.
Our Last Will and Testament.
Article 1. To our Alma Mater
we wish to express our sincerest
love. We pledge to her our unwav
ering support through all the years
Addie Mae Cooke, your ship is
steadily sailing as during the days
of yore. It goes faster, sails stea
dier. As a representative of the
New York Times Addie Mae is
wending her way to the Baptist
World Alliance and fame.
In the realm of psychological re
search my “attendants of magic”
point to Callie Patrick. The wife
of the Professor of Psychology of
the University of Michigan exer
cises her sound intellect in order
to further the progress of the be
Theresa Davis, a peek into thy
future proves that thy gentle, ma
tronly air shall win for thee a
place of prominence. A forked di
vining rod points to scene on the
Baptist Orphanage grounds at
Thomasville in the midst of which
is revealed a kindergarden group
intensely interested in the story be
ing so vividly pictured by their in
“Stir, stir, caldron hiss
and ingredients whir.”
Behold, a twig bearing the name
Margeana Carter. “Its spray ■ so
jointed and angular, is not to be
mistaken for any other”—^than
witch-hazel. Pay heed to this wam-
the patience and kindness which
they have shown us during our
ARTICLE 3 To the ones who
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