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The Chowanian. volume (Murfreesboro, N.C.) 1923-1989, December 01, 1932, Image 1

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MERRY ■ ■ — CHRISTMAS TL. • the Lhowanian HAPPY NEW YEAR — VOLUME X, NUMBER 3. MURFREESBORO, N. C., DECEMBER, 1932. FOUR PAGES Sophmore Day Produces Usual Freshie Antics Second Year Students Were in High Command from Early Dawn AWAKENED TO LISTEN TO RULES FOR DAY Entertainment i n College Gymnasium Ends Day’s Performances At last the big day arrived— Sophomore Day! Before the rising bell had stopped ringing on Thurs day, November 17, the sophomores could be heard sternly command ing the freshman, “Get up, put on your dress wrong side out and make up only side of your face”. After this had been done, the freshmen were conducted down to the main hall where a green F was painted on the forehead of each and green bows were pinned on their hair. The freshies were then marched to the front of the main building where the following rules for the day were read: “Inasmuch as this is the most auspicious day known to the in telligentzia as Initiation Day and to upper classmen and freshmen as the long-heralded, greatly antici pated, dreaded, and apprehended Sophomore Day, be it hereby en acted that throughout the afore mentioned day, beginning at 6:30 ante meridian, and terminating at 6:00 o’clock post meridian, the fol lowing weighty regulations must be carefully heard, understood, studied, observed, complied with, and abided by: 1. Freshmen must be complete ly submissive and appropriately respectful to all sophomires. 2. All freshmen must not wash their faces or comb their hair dur ing the entire day. 3. All freshmen must salute all seniors and soTihompres , say “Green” each time they meet. 4. Seniors and sophomores must be addressed with their pro per titles as “Most Honorable Miss So and So” or “Most Honorable Mr. So and So.” 5. All freshmen except dining room girls must attend chapel. 6. All freshmen must dust oft their chairs each time before they sit down. This includes chairs, in the class-room, dining-room, chap el, and everywhere else. 7. Freshmen must use only one piece of silver at meals, this piece to be selected by her sophomore. 8. Freshmen must carry books to classes in hatboxes, suitcases, or other valices. 9. Freshmen must sign in a notebook which will generously be provided by the sophomores, and which will be exposed to view at the foot of the basement stairs, whenever they go to and return from class, giving name, name of class, period, teacher, and amount of time spent in preparation. 10. Freshmen are to do any thing the sophomores command them throughout the day. 11. Those who fail to comply with the above mentioned rules will be furnished. After hearing these commands the freshmen were marched around the campus in military order sing ing “How Green I Am”. After this they played “Ring Around the Roses”, “The Farmer’s in the Dell” and other childrens games until it was time for morning watch which all freshmen and sophomores at tended. Although ole Sol was at his best that morning all freshmen had to wear their slickers, goloshes, and caps to breakfast; the freshmen were ordered to form a line across the dining-room and sing “Good Morning to You.” By eight-thirty the freshmen co eds had arrived from down town gaily attired in girls’ dresses and green bows, and carrying dolls. When the class bell rang, there was much confusion signing up for class, dusting off chairs, and get ting books out of the hatboxes. In chapel the sophomores gave an inpromptu program in which the freshmen took part. The pro gram included: Announcements, •“This is Sophomore Day” by Billie Hedspeth; solo by Louise Lassiter; A, B, C’s backwards by Louis Wil son Snipes; "Why I Go to Ahoskie Every Sunday Night” by Robert Turner; “Why I am Pert” by John Darden; piano solo by Mildred (Continued on Page 4) THE JOURNEY OF THE WISE MEN The desert land in silence lay. Wrapped in the hush of night. The yellow sands were silvered o’er With moonbeauns pale and bright, And on that ho*, and breathless plain On holy missioi. bent, three weary pilgrims Stopped to rest and pitch their tent. Their drowsy camels, travel-worn Beside them sleeping lay, Relieved of burdens they had borne through all the tiresomii way; A welcome breeze stole from beyond, Where the oasis gree :ay cradled like a gardened land, The sacred sands between. The hours crept on; the travelers lay And dreamed in silence deep When lo, a star resplendant shone And roused them fror\ their sleep. “Behold”, they cried, “yon wonderous Light that shines from heaven afar With glorious majesty and might, It is the Saviour’s star. “The prophesy at last fulfilled, We will go i-nd see this Son of God, This King that is to be. The Promised Prince, ruler of David’s royal line Is born tonight in Bebhleheml And we have seen his sign.” Across the silent desert land, the travelers took their way. Led by the wonderous ftar divine, To where the young ch ild lay. A halo round His head, i'lumed the shadows dim, And whfn they sal*- the Saviour King They knelt and worshipped Him. No splendid.*iosts of pomp and power, Announced His royal b'l-th, But overhead an angel-choir Proclaimed the news to earth And watching sheplierOb heard the strain And ibowed their heads in fear; Until an angel of the Lord spake Words of peace and cheer. No downy pillow soft and white With silken covers spread. Was offered to the Holy Child Whereon to lay His head. But just a manger rude and low Was furnished at the inn To the Child that came to save The 'worldf from sorrow and sin. The WisJ en brought their costly gifts And laid 1 m at His feet. Gold, frai icense, perfumes, rare and sweet. But we -V, v.o have not gifts to bring 1 of love; . Honor and praise Him as our King Who lives in heaven above. His star we cannot see today As once the Wise Men did, But glory from His source of light Can never more be hid. It shines, dear friend, for you and me, As in the days of yore. And Christ is near to those He loves Both now and ever more. Dramatic Club Gives Play On Armistice Day PFANUT WEEK IS COMING “The Importance of Being Earnest” Title of Ren dition by Girls MISS IRENE ULMER DIRECTED PROGRAM Witty Dialogue and Clever Impersonations Delight the Audience On Friday evening, November 11, Chowan’s Dramatic Club pre sented “The Importance of Being Earnest”, under the direction of Miss Irene Virginia Ulmer, pro fessor of dramatics and spoken i English. As usual, Miss Ulmer’s direction was a guarantee that the performance would be successful; and the audience was not disap pointed. “The Importance of Being Earnest”, by Oscar Wilde, was en thusiastically received. The audi ence derived amusement from its witty dialogue arid clever imper- Unless somethins; unfore seen happens, Chowan stu dents and faculty wilt cele brate Peanut Wee^ thU year as usual. No definite time has been set, but the fun will probably begin on Monday morning, December 19, and continue until the Christmas tre,e is robbed of its load on Tuesday night, December 20. Peanu^ Week is practically always crowded with fun and numerous delightful surprises. Everyone who wishes to take part draws a peanut contain ing the name of someone else ^for whom he secretly does something nice each day. Gifts and surprising boxes of fruit, candy, etc., appear and disappear quite mysterious ly. Each person participat ing is a peanut as well a« a peanutter. While he is play ing Santa Claus to someone, he is also receiving the flat tering attentions of an un known “admirer*’. Each per son, of course, imagines him self a Sherlock Holmes—only to discover that he is tho greenest kind of an amateur when the secrets of the Pea nut Week are reveale.d. Amateur Night At College Proves To Be Delightful Affair; Excellent Program CHRISTMAS GREETING I take this opportunity to wish all students, faculty members, and patrons a Mer>"y Christmas and Happy New Year. May we think of the true meaning of the Christmas sea son. May we take advantage of every opportunity to spread the Christmas cheer, especial ly to all people less fortunate than we. Again we wish yau a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. President, W. B. EDWARDS. sonation. The cast was; | John Worthing, CHOWAN HAS A PART Algernon Moncrieff, R. M. Usry; n c IT riori CC Rev. Canon Ghausable, Rorie J>, Jj. U. LIRLLIiJ Copeland; Lane, Gilbert Davis; Merriman, Wil^n Fleetwood; Well Represented at Convention Lady Bracknell, Dorothy Heath; ,nd Representative Elect- Gwendoline Fairfax, Lucy Boone ed Officer Freeman; Cecily Cardew, Myrtle Anfe; Miss Prism, Jay White. It has been agreed that Miss (Continued on Page 4) j THE LOST WORD By HENRY DAN DYKE Hermas, son of the wesflthy pagan Demetrius, gives up his his home, position, money, in or der to join the Christeans. Two years later he becomes dissatisfied. He feels like a siave in a tread mill. On Christmas day he wan ders out to the Grove of Daphne where he meets Marcion, an old priest of Apollo, to whom he con fesses his distaste for poverty and his discontent for worship. Mar cion promises him wealth, pleas ure, success, and fame as a Christ mas gifts, if, in return Hermas will give up a single word—the name of Him, whom men profess to worship. Hermas consents. On his way back to ihe city the servants of his father come to tell him that Demetrius is dying. Her mas re-enters his home as its mas ter. Within a short time he weds the beautiful maiden Athenais, and to them is born the chlid, Hermas. Happinfess is heaped upon happiness. Wealth, honor, beauty, peace, love—all, are his, and yet, strangely enough, the very excess of joy begins to trou ble him. He longs to give thanks to some one. A vague discontent begins to overshadow his exis tence. Everything that Hermas touch ed prospered. His name was a word to conjure with. “Fair as the wife of Hermas” was a pro veilb in Antioch; and soon Ren began to add to it, “Beautiful as the son of Hermas”. At nine years of age the child was straight and strong, firm of limb, and clear of eye. His brown head was on a (Continued on Page 4) REV. LINEBERRY, THE DEAN OF ASSOCIATION, HAS CHARfrJE CHAPEL *Pr«par« Ye tl»* Way of tH® Lord”, Scriptural I.osson Used by Minister “Prepare ye ^he way of, the Lord” was the subject used by the Rev. Mr. R. B. ^..inelberry, pastor of the Baptist Church at Har- rellsville, when he spoke to Cho wan students at the regular chapel hour on Monday, December 5. Mr. Lineberry declared that these words, taken from Mark’s gospel, may be interpreted as a cammand, an invitation, or an opportunity for service. They should mean all three. “Christ lAants to be our Saviour,” continu ed Mr. Lineiberry, “but first He must be Lord of our lives. He GOOD MANNERS IN CONVERSATION WAS SUBJECT OF TALK Was Celebrated at College on the Night of Decem ber Eighteenth ORIGINAL SELECTIONS IN POEMS, SONGS, ETC. Students Exhibit Talent in Preparation of Selections Rendered Amateur Night was celebrated at Chowan College on Friday, Nov ember 18. The program for the evening was made up of original poems, plays, ballads, a piano solo, and essays which were submitted by the students. The three selections chosen by the judges as those of greatest Miss Whitlinghill Addresses stu-'™erit were contributed by Seniors. dent Body at Chapel on Art of Conversation j “Beggar John”, a ballad written by I Marguerite Payne, won first place; I a one act play, “Two Back Yards”, On Friday, November 2. Miss by Jessie Brendell won ‘second u ii place; and Fannie Brovm Harrell’s Eleanor Whittinghill, professor of ' “To a Violet , won third home economics here, addressed Chowan was well represented at the annual State B. S. U. Con vention which was held in Chapel Hill November 4-6. There were sixteen delegates from Chowan who made the trip by automobile. They were entertained in the homes of the people in Chapel Hill. The meeting was inspiring in every way and the program was especially good. Numerous noted speakers were included on the program. A few of these were: Rev. E. Norfleet Gardner who conducted the de votional; Dr. Ellis Fuller, of At lanta, G)orgii; M. A. Hug gins, Raleigh; Dr. Frank Graham, University of North Carolina; Rev. Eugene Olive, Chapel Hill, and Mr. Frank H. Leavell. The keynote for the conven- lion was “If I Be Lifted Up”, and this was the dominating idea of all the talks. Students from the various colleges represented made short talks and rendered special music. Miss Kate Allison, from Mere dith College, who is State B. S. U. the students at the regular chapel first number on the program hour, using as her subject, “Good was a short story, “A Gypsy Ro- Manners in Conversation”. | mance”, written and read by Lil- “The ability to carry on an in- lian Holloman. The young heroine .. . „ » got and wandered quite unex- teresting conversation is an art, „ „„„„„ declared Miss Whittinghill. “The speaks as one having authority, . . , .. , C,id, after we have answered His call, He wants us to carry on His work, for no other way has been provided for the extension of His Kingdom. “Christ has a purpose for every life,” stated Mr. Lineberry, “and there are three things that He wishes to do with our lives. He wants to save our lives, use our lives for His work, and use our lives to conquer Satan. Let us, ihen, prepare the (way of the Lord first in our own lives and after- w;,ards help those near us, espe cially as we approach this Christ mas season,” concluded Mr. Line berry. LUCALIAN NOTES MISS MCDOWELL IMPROVES FROM ILLNESS TO THE DELIGHT OF COLLEGE POPULATION The 'Lucalian Literary Society met Thursday evening, October 20. The program, based on cur rent topics was very interesting as well as instructive. Edna Cal- Miss Eunice McDolw«ll, Cho- to give of their best to the world. I gave a biographical sketch of , , , . { ur „ TT 11- 1 , X ,,'Mrs. Samuel L. Clemens, better wan’s beloved Dean of Women, Her ultimate aim has .been to mold has been very ill here, but we are fine character and noble woman-.^ report on New York’s acting hood. Even though this is an age mayor, Joseph McKee, was made of change. Miss McDow-ell has ijjy gvelyn Blanchard. The socie- Miss McDowell the guide and increased responsibility iwith ty enjoyed a debate based on the ’ , , I the determination of making her query; “Resolved, that Roosevelt inspiration of Chowan and the^ of great effort. girls who come here, is known Before Miss McDowell came to throughout North Carolina and Chowan she had had forty years many other states for her won-:experience jn other schools. She derful career as an educator. It'taught ten and a half years in iis because of our deep devotion j Scotland Neck High iSchool, which glad to report that she is improv ing. ing and Mr. Leonidas Smith con ducted the singing assisted by Miss Marguerite Warren at the piano. A delegate from Chowan was also included on the program this year. Maywood Modlin, B. S. U. president, gave a preview of the Saturday morning session of the convention. iMr. Perry Morgan, State Sun day School secretary, conducted the Sunday -School conference. Miss Winnie Rickett, State B. Y. P. U- secretary, led that confer ence. Miss Alva Laiwrence, State art of conversation involves also the art of listening. One secures harmony in conversation when he chooses his subject. ‘A law brow always gives his opinions, a high brow quotes what others think”. Balance is pres3nt in conversa tion when each person present takes part in it in a charming manner usually to please others. A voice that is musical and dis tinct, and clear enunciation give rhythm to conversation, while beautiful language adds color.' Mis? -SSSetted Ihy ~ttLhH:)oy It shoWP'l how ^rk 1 ¥\'r\ TMtlGr vftTl ^ Ixiini Conversation is an art that must be cultivated. I would recom mend first, a spirit of unselfish ness like unto that of the Master; second, a genuine interest in oth ers; and third, fairness in form ing opinions. Then season your thoughts with mercy and seek to please others.” “How many good conversation alists do you know?” she asked in conclusion. CLASSICAL CLUB ORGANIZED NOV. 4 pectedly into a gypsy camp, where she was made prisoner. She was finally released because gypsies do not scorn those who bring them gifts, and she had brought the gift of dancing. Velva Howard and Katherine Martin presented essays on “Friendship”, ideas of which were suggested by Cicero’s De Amicitia. Each of them discussed the quali ties which make for true friend ship and the value of friendship to all human beings. “The Educational Value of Book keeping and Shorthand”, an essay written by Ellen Howard, was read The members of the Latin de partment met on Friday, Novem-, ber 4, for the purpose of organiz-, position as well as skill in execut- much some knowledge of the busi ness world is of value even to those who never intend to make practical use of such knowledge. Dreams and memories were in separably linked in Nell Sample’s poem, “Moonlight Fancies”, which was read by Wilma Council. Of an entirely different nature was “To a Violet”, written by Fannie Erown Harrell. Katherine Mar tin’s interpretation of the poem to this modest, fragrant little flower, helped win third place for it. Fannie Brown Harrell composed and played a piano solo, the only musical number on the program. This solo showed talent in com ing the Classical CluJb. With Miss Virginia Martin, the head of the Latin department, presiding as sponsor, the follow ing officers were elected; presi dent, Jay White; vice-president, Fannie Brown Harrell; and secre tary, Marguerite Payne. The club, as before, will meet monthly, and each program will be a study of of the Life Service and Student Volunteer group. The delegates from Wake For est invited the B. S. U. to hold its convention in their town next year and this invitation was ac cepted. Velva Howard, director of the Chowan B. Y. P. U., was selected as fourth vice-president of the State B. S. U. Nellie Sample has served as State B. S. U. reporter for the past year. Those attending the convention will make a better president of the were: Maywood Modlin, Velva United States than Herbert Hoov- Howard, Lilhan Hoggard, Mar- Young Peoples leader, conducted!“"I® the Y. W. A. conference, and Miss ^ Lucille Knight, student secretary!, Friday evening, November at Meredith College, was in charge'Classical Club was repre- T ci-. j_"i. sented on the annual college ama teur program. Velva Howard and Katherine Martin presented their original essays on friendship, ideas of iwhich were suggested by Cicero’s great essay on the same subject. An original translation ion. Marguerite Payne’s ballad, “Beggar John”, won first place. The verse form, rhyme scheme, story, dialogue, and rapid move ment show a careful study of old ballads and prove that Miss Payne had truly caught the spirit of olden days. The way in which it was presented by Lois Vann added greatly to its effectiveness. The scenes from college life, in cluding the arrival at Chowan, dates, the farewell, etc., presented by the Sophomore class, were re- c .ived with bursts of lau? .c and applause. These scenes were thrown on a screen arranged be tween the stage curtains. Ellen Howard’s play, "A Com- lync poet, Catullus, was written and presented by Lucy Boone Freeman. verse of poem 5 of the great! Nightmare” was present- ed by the commercial students at the college. It showed completely the world would be demoralized if a holiday were declared for every business concern on the same day. Schools were closed, positions were lost, no mail was delivered, no — i movies were given, etc., on that On 'Monday evening, November! jay. Even clocks and calendars FINE ARTS STUDENTS APPEAR IN RECITAL ative side, while Inez Willoughby nd Cora Felton Bass debated on and realization of her worth as a was then an academy; eight years'he negative. The decision was leader that we wish to express our'at Franklin Female Seminary,!rendered in favor of the affirma- appreciation here, knoiwdng that a Franklin, Va.; one year at Sauls |tive. marked degree of respect is due College, Muilfreesboro, Tenn.;! Another very interesting pro- her past achievements. j nearly a year at Greensboro Wom- gram was rendered Thursday eve- Miss McDowell has been con- an’s College, which was burned ning, Decemlber 6. Mary Seymour nected with colleges and young while she was there; eight years gave an account of “Chowan when people for over fifty years, and;at Central College, Ark.; five years 1 was a Freshman”. Nora Mao we rejoice in the fact that we at Bessie Tift College, Forsythe, Ward gave an accourj of Chowam have had her djuring over ten: Ga.; and five and a half years at two years later wh .i she was « years of that time. She came to^Averett College, Danville, Va. 'freshman. The feature item of Chowan in 1920 as teacher ofi Just haw much Miss McDowell,the program was i debate—“Re- Latin and Bible. In 1925 she be-jhas accomplished and the number solved, that OIiWAan College came the Dean of Women. Since | of lives she has rightfully influ- Should be Coed”. The affirmative ■hat time her whole heart has beeni enced can not at all be determin-j was upheld by Emerald Taylor and solely set on the welfare of themed, though we know that her j Mildred Vann. Opposing them girls in her charged. It has been'strong personality and Christian were Hannah Ci.inard and Edith her desire that students develop ideals have made her an inspira-| Smith. The jud^;es rendered their Nort'LT™ upMd Katherine Martin, Minnie Me- Department gave a recital in the I qn-e riroeram ended on a high Virginia Martin, Mrs. John Sew- rence; “r Vi’sif to Tun^Mar^ ell A. Wood Jones, and Hinton Anonymous, Virginia ('a-dner-’ ^ 1 H “Sonatina”, Kuhlan, Lillian Hog' . V oflrH- rt >■ _fv "^^-^rest iH Miss Carroll was arous- SEKIOR NOTES We are proud of the ?«>'t that among the original corny ■ pi tions presented on Amateur three best ones aere v seniors. All hail! was escaping :he! Katherine Martin; “How Girls imposed by his mother, to Fish”, Anonymous, John Darden- '’-v baseball and disobeying or- “Spring Song”, Mendelrsohn, l,y'Loui.«e Lassiter; “On a Dad”, Ed- Harlan was trying to I par A. Guest, “Home”, Edgar A. '^"t® play®- Sambo’s baseball fell I Guest, Myrtle Ange; “Walti A6”, the wrong back yard—accident- “Just Pals”, th; aCora Felton Bass; an ar- ly. of course! At the end, there was play, was presented in ol!eee from “The Lion and a that the fence between the auditorium on December Ifl. Mouse” (library scene), Klein, hack yards might be removed some Everyone was invited ard if gav« I^orothy Heath; "A Song of Re- day. ^ MSB — iiw J —i V.V* • - . w - ii longing for truth, a gentleness tion to all with wbo-m she comesj decision in faro^ of the affirmative least on« good laugh to all '^^^ption ^ Protherve, Cora Fel- Both the ballad, ‘Beggar John , 4ind kindness of spirit, and an urgejin contact. side. those present, Bass, (Continued on Page 4)

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