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The Cliowanian. Chowan College, Murfreesboro, North Carolina.
IN CHAPEL NOV. 3
On Thursday, November 3, the
Freshman class held a debate on
“Resolved, that automobiles are
more important than husbands” as
a part of its first chapel program
of the year. Since there were no
judges, each person made his own
decision as to the outcome. Marie
Riddick and Rebecca Gay were the
affirmative debators; Earl Barrett
and Walter Dudley upheld the neg
The affirmative contended that
automobiles are more important
than husbands for three reasons:
1. A woman does not have t«
cater to an automobile as she
would to a husband. She can oe
herself in the presence ot an auto
mobile, because it can neither
quarrel, talk back, nor get the last
word. Women like to be independ
2. Automobiles may be dispos
ed of more easily than husbands
and without undesirable publicity.
3. A woman can keep tag on
her automobile more easily than
she can her husband.
The negative declared that auto
mobiles are not more important
than husbands, because:
1. The husband’s chief purpose
and desire is to protect his wife.
2. The husband helps his wife
enjoy life by providing not only
necessities, but also luxuries.
SACRED CONCERT IS
HELD NOVEMBER 13
On Sunday morning, November
13, the Chowan College choir gave
a sacred concert at the Murfrees
boro Baptist Church. The follow
ing program was given:
Prelude, Miss Inez Matthews;
processional, “The Sabbath Mom”
Mendelssohn, choir; “Holy Art
Thou”, Handel, choir; “Like as the
Martha Bishop; “We Shall Not
Sleep” McGrae, Miss Katherine
Martin; “There is No Death”
O’Hara, Misses Seymour, Bass,
DeLano, Mills, Clinard; “Art Thoa
Weary?” Hosmer, Misses Bishop
and DeLano; “O Pray for the
Peace of Jerusalem” Knox, choir;
Postlude, Miss Matthews.
Those in the choir were: Misses
Forrest DeLano, Martha Bishop,
Cora Felton Bass, Mary Seymour,
Hannah Clinnard, Mary Mills, Ma
bel Carroll, Louise Peek, Jessie
Brendell, Mary Beale Liverman,
Kate Lawrence, Katherine Mar
tin, Dorothy Heath, and Arra
SURPRISE BIRTHDAY PARTY
“Come on, Edith Ray, let’s go
to the tea room and get some
candy,” called Edith Smith on Fri
day night, December 9. They went
to the tea room and, as they en
tered the door, voices within sang
Heart Desireth”, Allitzen, Miss
^‘Happy Birthday, Edith Ray”. On
the table in the middle of the
room was a beautiful birthday
cake with presents piled around it.
Edith Ray opened the presents and
found many useful grffts. After
much fun and laughter she cut
the cake and someone brought out
some cocoa. The cake and cocoa
were enjoyed by all. After wish
ing Edith Ray many more happy
birthdays the little group return
Those present at the party were
Mr. and Mrs. K. W. Daughtry and
children, Edith Ray, Emma, Sybil,
and Margaret, Cora Felton Bass,
Elizabeth Brett, Fannie Simmons
Miller, Margaret Peele, Edith
Smith, and Nora Mae Ward.
On Saturday night November 5,
I some Chowan girls decided it
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would be a good time to have a
feast, as college girls are always
ready to eat.
About 11:30 o’clock when every
thing seemed to be perfectly quiet
the work began.
A number of girls gathered in
four different rooms on the fourth
floor to have a “mid-night feast.”
Everybody got busy to spread the
food when they all began to laugh
and talk. They seemed to have
forgotten that they were supposed
to be asleep.
All of a sudden a creaking sound
was heard in the hall and then a
voice saying, “Girls, Girls, you
must be quiet” Hugh! a minute, and
all the girls knew that Miss Mc
Dowell was on their trail.
In another second everyone had
jumped into bed and was just as
quiet as a mouse until it was
known that Miss McDowell was
again in bed.
The girls then quietly opened
the doors and gave a glance first to
the right and then to the left. No
one was in sight. They all slipped
back to their rooms glad to know
they were at last safe.
B. 5. £/. NOTES
y. W. A. BANQUET
Chowan’s Y. W. A. honored its
new members at a Thanksgiving
banquet, held in the college dining
hall on November 22 at 6 o’clock.
The hall was decorated with
green ivy and white candles. On
the tables flowers of different col
ors were placed in loiw bowls be
tween lighted candles. The favors
consisted of monogrammed pro
grams and menu cards, containing
the Y. W- A. ideals and 'hiotto,
songolories with the Y. W. A.
songs which were used during the
banquet, handprinted napkins, and
Katherine Martin, president of
the college Y. W. A. and hostess
at the banquet, welcomed the
guests. Lillian Holloman respond
ed to a toast to the new members
given by Cornelia Girssom. Miss
Ethel Britt, sponsor for the col
lege Y. W. A., gave an inspira
tional talk on how and why one
should oibserve Thanksgiving. Af
ter Myrtle Ange and Eli
zabeth, dressed as Chinese
and Japanese girls had told of the
mission work done in their coun
tries, Mr. Edwards gave a toast to
the Y. W. A. to which Velva How
The banquet was made possible
by the kindness oi the women of
Murfreesiboro in appreciation of
services rendered by the Chowan
students in the local church.
Y. W. A.
A Thanksgiving banquet was
given in the college dining room at
6 o’clock, November 22, by the
Y. W. A. The table and dining
room were beautifully decorated
with green and white, the Y. W.
A. colors. The program consist
ed of toasts, singing, and special
numbers on missions. The guests
attending the banquet were Miss
McDoiwell, Miss Ethel Britt, Y.
W. A. sponsor; Mr. Edwards, the
faculty, and the college students.
A special mission week was
sponsored by Y. W. A. during the
week of December 5-12. A mis
sion book was studied at morning
watch and a special day, Wednes
iay, December 7, was set aside
as mission prayer day. Through
out that day at each hour some
girl was praying or meditating
On Thanksgiving morning at 7
o’clock a beautiful service w
held in the Lucalian hall. Mr.
Edwards gave an inspiring talk
which was followed by a message
from Katherine Martin, who led
the service. The hall was lighted
by candles and decorated with ivy
and fllowers. The service was
very impressive an-d served to fill
everyone with the real Thanks
B. Y. P. U.
iChoiwan B. Y. P. U. is very
proud of its record at the B. S. U.
Convention. Of all the colleges
represented Chowan was the only
one which had its director and all
its presidents present at the B. Y.
P. U. conference, which was led
iby Miss Winnie Rickett. Miss
Rickett congratulated our director
for this splendid record.
As has been the custom, the B.
S. U. will have a community
Christmas tree at its last regular
meeting. This Christmas tree will
be in the auditorium and the gifts
on it are for the poor of the town.
Everyone is requested to contrib
ute gifts of food, etc., for the
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