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The Chowanian, Chowan Colle*e, 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.
Subscrpition a Year
Nellie Sample Editor-in-Chief
Anna Laura Baker Associate Editor
Hannah Clinard Feature Editor
Mary Seymour Business Manager
Velva Howard Circulation Manager
Mabel Carroll— — -.-Alathenian Socie^
Francis Massey Lucalian Society
Arra Snipes rW*
Ann Vann .Sophomore C ass
Earl Barrett - - -Freshman Class
Inez Willoughby Religioua Actmtie*
J. J. Parker. Jr.— — -
Marguerite Payne..' Town News
Jessie Brendell ..Exchange
W. B. Edwards
Eunice McDowell.. Dean, of Women
Doris Lawrence President of Student Government
Rhodes Holder.. President Lucalian Literary Society
Rebecca Peelbles . President Alathenian Literary Society
Rhodes Holder ..Resident Senior Class
Cornelia Grissom ......President Jumor C ass
Inez Willoughby —r
Walter Dudley Preside^ I.>eshtaan Class
Maywood Modlin... .... . President B. S. U.
Velva Howard General I^ector B. Y P. U.
Martin.. President Y. W. A
As we think of the approach
ing Christmas season let us go
back and get the spirit of the first
Christmas. We realize that love
and peace in generous portions
made up the spirit of that first
(Thristmas. Without love there
will be no peace; without
who can feel the true loving spirit.
Surely that first Christmas means
more than any other to us. Why?
Because the true Christmas spirit
was present. If we want to get
the most from the season, we must
prepare our hearts for the Mas
ter and let Him have complete
control, casting out all harsh criti
cism, envy, jealousy, and strife in
order that lovie may reign su
When we think of Christmas
too, naturally we think of giving.
The supreme love gift made to
all men on the first Christmas in
augurated our custom of giving
something to those we love at this
season. Maybe we cannot give
love and help to spread peace and
happiness among those we meet.
Then indeed will we truly have a
merry, joyful, happy Christmas.
For all our subscribers and
friends we wish a very happy
SAMPLE BIRTHDAY BOX
A Sample birthday box? Who
ever heard of such a thing? Sure
ly it was just a sample, because
some Samples sent it to a Sample
(Nell) and it contained samples
of marshmallow cake and choco
late cake and chocolate fudge.
Those who helped to sample the
contents of this box were; Eliza
beth Forbes, Martha Williams,
Mary Mills, Wilma Council, Alice
Miller, Jessie Brendell, Ellen How
ard, Myrtle Ange, Evelyn Blanch
ard, and Nell Sample.
Here^s to the sample! May it be
a whole piece next time November
15 rolls 'round!
TREBLE CLEF CLUB MEETS
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games were played by the little
gue^t^, after which they were led
into the dining room where they
were served ice cream and cake.
The color scheme was carried out
in pink and white. Little Miss Wat
son was_ recipient of rpany gifts.
Her guests' were: Odie Everett,
Rachel Evans, Vivian and Ernes
tine Vinson, Katherine Payne,
Hannah Taylor, Helen Barnes,
Jane Brown, Hannah Ray Wiggpns,
Mary Daphne Parker, Ella Mer
cer, Eleanor Matthews, Billy and
Tommy Hill, Chesley Gardner, Jr.,
Chester Hill, and Collin Barnes, Jr.
with the date, an historical pro
gram was given. “In Flanders"
was read by one of the members.
The question, “Resolved: That the
United States should enter the
League of Nations" was debated.
Both sides gave very good points,
but the negative side won.
The Society met again on De
cember 8, 1932. At this meeting
the program consisted of a contin
uation of the study of famous
Mrs. Mabel Boyette, Miss Erl-
deen Boyette and Miss Edna Bar-
As the clock’s long finger ap
proached the 10:30 hour, many
began to watch the driveway eith-
guests of Mr. and Mrs. R. B. Wat
Mrs. W. L. Newton and little
sons, Richard and Howard, have
concluded a visit with Mr. and Mrs.
D. F. Payne.
Miss Sarah Vaughan has return
ed from a short stay in Raleigh.
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Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Malone,
Misses Ruby Malone, Aileen Wil-
kerson and Dorothy Parks were re
cent visitors in Williamston.
The Treble Clef Club held its
regular meeting Wednesday after
noon, Decemlber 7, at 5 o’clock
The follolwing program was pre-
“Life of Mozart”, Mary Beale
t;iveTrtt!ni ; “"M:T)?J*^s "Birth Pl&cc
Today”, Frances Massey; story of
opera, ‘‘The Magis Flute”, Mary
Mills; story of opera, “The Mar
riage of Figaro”, Kate Lawrence;
“Life of McDowell”, and piano
solo, “To a Wild Rose”, Katherine
Martin; current topics, Anna
Should Sophomore Day, Week,
or initiation be allowed in col
The annual Sophomore Day at
Chowan on November 17 caused
many to wonder how this ques
tion should be answered. Of
course, the sophomores answer
“yes”, while many freshmen say
“no”. Some students and facul
ty members say that it is an out
grown tradition, silly and useless;
HOW FAR TO
“How far is it to bethlehem town?
Just over Jerusalem hills adown,
Past lovely Rachel’s white-domed
Sweet shrine of motherhood’s
“It - isn’t far to Bethlehem town
Just over the dusty roads adown.
Past wise men’s well, still offering
Cool draughts from welcome way
others contend just as stoutly that! Past shepherds with their flutes
it provides unlimited opportunities of reed
for sophomores to show
originality and for the freshmen
to show their mettle. -Most fresh
men look forward to the day as
one of the highlights of their col
We say that Sophomore Day is
a fine thing when not carried to
extremes. Then the question
arises: “What limits should be
set”? That will be determined
largely by the time, the plans, and
the traditions of the school. We
L'sed to have a whole iwieek of it
at Chowan, but more recently only
one day has been allowed. All
forms of courts and penalties,
stunts, rules, and regulations have
been imposed on the “newish”.
The smallest details of Sopho
more Day this year were well
planned and carried out without
interference. Freshmen were re
quired to wear unusual 'clothing,
carry various articles, and eat in
a very “particular” manner. Noth
ing was done which could harm
anyone. Usua^Jy many freshmen
That charm the wooly sheep they
Past boys with kites on hilltops
And soon you’re there where
Sunned white and sweet on olived
Gold-lighted still with Judah’s
And so we find the shepherd’s
And plain that gave rich Boaz
And land where Herod’s villa
We thrill that earthly parenthood
Could fd>9ter Christ who was all-
And thrill that Bethlehem town
Looks down on Christian homes
It isn’t far to Bethlehem town;
It’s anyiwhere that Christ comes
And finds in people’s friendly face
be sur« that you love m«?”
Rorie:“Well, I can scarcely
sleep at night, thinking of you.”
Lucy Boone“Oh, ■ that doesn’t
prove anything. Papa can hardly
sleep thinking of you.”
« » «
“Where can I get a license?”
“A hunting license?” asked the
“No, the hunting is over. I
want a license to marry that girl
Inez (while conversing with
Doris): “The Bible says there will
be no marriages in heaven.”
Doris (seriously) : “It won’t be
heaven without a husband.”
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Teacher (on English class): “I
didn’t have no gpod time at the
seashore. Correc* that Willie.”
Willie4 “Get you a sweetheart,
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Dr. Donald A. Laird, director
of psychological laboratory, writ
ing in the American Weekly on
“Why We Are So Dumb”, quotes
this jingle rwhich many students
have perhaps asked themselves
over and over:
“The more we study, the more
The more we know, the more
The more we forget, the less
The less we forget, the more
So why study?”
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“Deb” (at Y. W. A. Banquet) :
“Say, who do we eat this ice cream
“Dot” (seriously) : “Cake.”
« « *
Snipes: “I don’t see how football
players ever get clean.”
Stanley: “Silly, what do you
suppose the scrub team is for?”
The Beggar did proceed
To write a letter to a friend
Whose name was Tommy Reid.
“Should you recall a sad fare
Which by th« sea was made,
You’ll also know a fair-haired
Whose father she obeyed.
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She’d lost her heart to a poor,
' pbtfr lad ^
His love he did proclaim!
Alas! her fath»r lorced her wed
Both riches and a name.
“For him she made a decent wife
A lad and lass she bore.
Her husiband died and now she
I'he first love loved she more.
"Alas! she neiffrer eats nor sleeps.
iShe only sits and groans.
Dear Tommy, if I rightly think
It is for you she moans.
“Come back, come back, if you
The one for whom she cares
Come back and take her for yourj
And cease her falling tears.”
There was a wedding in that town
Within a long, long week.
For Tommy set out hastily
His lover for to seek.
And so the lonely Beggar John
j Did this great deed for two,
Mayhaps some day, another John
Will do this deed for you.
Spirit”, Mary B. Liverman; “A
Voice From a Far Country’
Anonymous, Katherine Martin;
“Sonata”, Op. 3, No. 10, Beethov
en, Mary Mills.
nett, of Durham, were recent er expectantly or anxiously. Those
who were unfortunate enough to
have been on dags peered at their
watches (or their neighbor’s)
when they thought that the pro
fessor was looking elsewhere.
When the bell began to ring for
the half ho,ur, erqiwds of girls hur
ried toward the East Building.
The most lirruSual things about
this eastward movement were that
everyone was going in the same
direction and that no one took
time to speak to anyone else.
The stranger in the front hall
wondered if the bell had been a
fire alarm, for everything seemed
to be deserted. He walked down
the hall taken by the hurrying
crowds a few minutes > before.
Soon a confused murmuring
reached his ears, and he was able
to distinguish a i&/r words such as
“Come on”, “That’s mine!”, “Late
for class!”, “The bell’s gonna
ring”, “Hurry up”, and “While
there’s life, there’s hope”. When
he reached the door, the stranger
saw the majority of Chowan’s stu
dents crowded into the hall out
side the library door.
To some it’s the; daily disap
pointment; to some, the daily joy;
to me, the morning mail.
Miss Irma Doughtie, of Bethel,
is the' guest of Mr. and Mrs. C. T.
Hon. Stanley Winbome, of Ral-
^^igh, was a recent visitor here.
We are glad to report that Mrs.
Allis Parham is improving after a
short period of illness.
Mr. and Mrs. T. D. Chitty were
business visitors in Norfolk on Fri
day, November 25.
On November 26, 1932, Miss
Dorothy Heath, of Pottsville, Penn,
and Mr. Edwin Brown of Mur
freesboro, were married. The wed
ding took place in Pennsylvania.
Mrs. Brown before her marriage
was a student at Chowan College,
and she plans to continue her
Mr. and Mrs. Brown will make
their home in Murfreesboro, where
Mr. Brown is engaged in business.
I’he Alathenian Literary Society
has bad some very interesting
meetings. It met at the regular
time on Oct. 27, 1932. At this
meeting a "very educational as well
as interesting program was given.
It consisted of a study of historic
paintings and of some of the most
noted modem works.
Another regular meeting was
held Nov. 10, 1932. In keeping
Lewiston, N. C.
Mrs. R. B. Batson entertained
on Saturday a‘'ternoon, December
3, 1932, in honor of her little dau
ghter’s tenth birthday. Numerous
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nter into the spirit of the day’A welcome and abiding place.
whole-heartedly: others do so re
luctantly; while still others refuse
to obey. Since nothing that could
possibly harm anyone is done, one
is certainly not a good sport who
refuses to comply with the wishes
of the Sophs. This day comes
only once in a lifetime, and we
should take advantage of it to get
some of the college spirit involv
ed. The originality of the ideas
used this year and the excellent
bportsmanship o|f the freshman
class as a whole made November
17 a day long to be remembered
by both sophomores and freshmen.
The road to Bethlehem runs right
The homes of folks like me and
Miller, in Central Christian
When Sophomore Day can be j wants me.”
* Under the Greenwood *
* Tree *
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Father: “So yoO think you will
be able to give my daughter all
Suitor; “Yes, she says she only
carried out with so much ease and
give pleasure to all concerned, we
cast our vote for it.
Lucy Boone: “But how can I
Miss Liggett: “Bab, what did
you find about the salivary
Boib Turner: “I couldn’t find out
a thing, they’re too secretive.”
Beggar John one summer’s
Toiled on to Littleton.
Why are you sad, my children
Where have your smiles all
The fol]o.wing program was giv
en at a student recital at Chowan
on December 12:
“Sonatina”, Kuhlan, Cora Fel
ton Bass; “The Punishment of
Robert”, Nes'bit, Wilma Council;
“Cradle Song”, Schubert, Kate
Lawrence; “Intermeddo”, Kar-
gonoff, Frances Massey; a. “Ma
and the Auto”, Edgar A. Guest,
b. “A Little Girl’s Opinion”,
Anonymous”, c. (Monologue)
“Little Mischief”, Anonymous,
Virginia Gardner; “If Any Little
Word of Mine”, Katherine Mar
tin; “Traumerie”, Schumann,
Kate Lawrence; “When Pa Shaves
Off His Wiskers”, Anonymous,
John Darden; “Come Holy
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“Oh, Beggar John,” the children
“Our mother weeps and wails.
The reason why, Ann Gavin says.
Is that her lover sails.”
“Ann Gavin! Say, who can she be?
Knows she of this affair?”
“She read it from the leaves of
She does the cooking there.”
“Where is your father, children
What is your mother's name?”
“Our father. Beggar John, is dead.
They call our mother Jane.”
The Beggar stood before the door
Demanding entrance there. |
“Oh why, oh why,” he asked ofi
“Why does your mistress care?”
“I’ll tell, you why,” she said to
As he was sipping tea,
“I’ll tell you why my lady cries
The way ’twas told to me.”
That night when all the town was
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