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VOLUME X, NUMBER 6.
MURFREESBORO, N. C., MARCH, 1933.
LUCALIANS WINNERS 1
OF MAJOR HONORS ON '
ANNUAL SOCIETY DAY
Full Day and Night of Activities,
Including Athletic and
The Lucalian Literary Society
was victorious in the basketball
game, the reading contest, and the
debate on Society Day, March 3.
The Alathenians won the tennis
The first event of the day was
the inter-society basketball game
at 10 a. m. The score at the end
of the game was 46-16 in favor
of the Lucalians.
During the first quarter the Lu
calians did not play so well, but,
beginning with the second, they
showed that they really couW play
ball. At the half the score was
27-14 in favor of the Lucalians.
The line-ups for the game
H. Clinard W. Spencer
M. Mills 'C. Grissom
C. Smith 'M. Price
B. Lee J. Brendell
R. Holder D. Mitchell
V. Hoiward M. Ahge
Mary Mills was high scorer for
the Lucalians and Cornelia Gris-
smoe for the Alathenians. Sub
stitutes: Lucalians, M. Riddick, M.
Williants, and C. Bass; Alathen
ians, M. B. Liverman, D. Brown,
and M. Lane.
At 2:30 o’clock the annual
reading contest was held.
Rhodes Holder introduced the
first reader, Elizabeth Forbes, Lu
calian, who read Eugene Pillot’s
“The Gazing Globe ”. In ohis play
Ohano, a beautiful but ambitious
maiden, longed for fame. When
Nijo, her lover, returned to his
island home as a celebrated war
rior, she begged him to show her
the way to glory. He refused to
grant her request because he had
lost all feeling and perspective
when he became famous. She turn
ed to “the gazing globe” for guid^
ance and, following the path she
saw there, she rushed into the sea
and was drowned. Nijo made no
attempt to prevent the tragedy,
because, he said, “In death she
hath found the only way”.
The second reader. Jay White,
Alathenian, was introduced by
Maywood Modlin. Her reading
was “The Duchess Says Her
Prayers”, by Mary Cass Canfield.
The Lady Cecilia had gone to the
chapel whither the Duke followed
to pay court to her, although he
had recently married for political
reasons. Suddenly the Duchess,
his wife, arrived. To keep this
'meeting a secret, he placed Cecilia
on a pedestal for which he had
ordered a beautiful wax Madonna
and went into another part of the
chapel. To Cecilia, believing her
to be the Madonna, the Duchess
said her prayers. She begged that
the Holy Virgin would make the
Duke love her. She was very lone
ly and unhappy. When she had
gone, Cecelia sent the Duke back
to his iwife. Indeed the prayers
of the Duchess were answerd.
iBoth readings were given in a
pleasing and effective manner,
leaving the audience in suspense
for the decision, which was two
votes for Elizabeth Forbes and one
for Jay White.
The judges were: Miss Mary
Parham, Murfreesboro; Mrs. A. L.
Clark, and Miss Annie M. Cherry,
of Roanoke Rapids.
Misses Jessie Brendell and
Cornelia Grissom, Alathenians,
defeated Misses Hannah Clinard
and Mary Mills, Lucalians, in the
tennis match, which followed the
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On Saturday, March 4, the Cho
wan College boys played the Tub-
ize Club from Hopewell, Virginia,
at Chowan College. At the close
of the game the score was 36-29
in favor of the Chawan boys.
Throughout the entire game
Chowan was in the lead. Although
Puckett, one of Chowan's leadi,ng
men, was out, Chowan played ball
in a big way. Pat Taylor was the
high scorer in the game, having
23 points to his credit. Tubize
showed some splendid team work.
ELECTED FOR YEAR
The incoming Sophomore,
Junior, and Senior classes have
elected the following officers for
Sophomores: Mildred Vann,
president: Walter Dudley, vice-
president; Kate Lawrence, secre
tary; Ellen Howard, treasurer;
Edith Ray Daughtrey, council rep
resentative; Earl Barrett, report
er; Lou Wilson Evans, chaplain;
and Kate Lawrence, pianist.
Juniors: Inez Willoughby, pres
ident; Ann Vann, vice-president;
J. J. Parker, Jr., secretary and
treasurer; Lucy Boone Freeman,
reporter; Cora Felton Bass, coun
cil representative; Nora Mae Ward,
tea room manager; Margaret
Peele, assistant tea room manager;
and Miss Margaret Hight, spon
Seniors: Cornelia Grissom, pres^
ident; Rorie Copeland, vice-presi
dent; De'ooi'au IvLitoheU, st^ci'etary
and treasurer; and Frances Mas
sey, council representative.
MR. DUNCAN PASTOR
FOR ENGUSH ESSAY
The Rev. Mr. J. M. Duncan has
accepted the pastorate of the Mur
freesboro B^iptist Church for an
indefinite period. He preaches here
the second and fourth Sunday
nights of each month. Presdient
Edwards, of Chowan College, will
continue to hold services each
fourth Sunday morning.
The Murfreesboro church has
been without a regular pastor
since the first of last October,
when Dr. Vi . R. Burrell accepted
work at Reed’s Memorial Chapel,
Biltmoi’e, N. C.
OFFICERS ARE ELECTED
The following student govern
ment officers for 1933-34 were
elected Mai-ch 1: Cornelia Gris
som, president; Velva Howard,
vice-president; Mabel Carroll, sec
retary; Ruth' Stephenson, treas
urer; and Louise Minton, house
president. Each class elected its
Installation services will be held
SERVICE, MAR. 8
“John Galsiworthy, Novelist”,
has been chosen as the subject for
the annual English essay contest,
which will be held May 6. The
writer of the best essay will be
awarded the Annie S. Bailey medal
which is given each year by Mr.
J. W. Bailey, of Raleigh, in honor
of his mother.
Galaworhty, a contemporary
English writer who died recently,
won the Nol)el prize for literature
last year with his book “The Flow
ering Wilderness”. His best known
novels, “The Forsyte Saga”, gives
a vivid picture of contemiporary
On March 2, a student recital
was given in the college auditor
ium. The program was as fol
Sonatina in F Major dementi
Lou Wilson Evans
Reading-“Cu.pid and the Cadillac”
“Requiem” Sidney Homer
Reading, “The Little Friend in
the Mirror” Annie M. Filley
“The Voice in the Wilder
Cora Felton Bass
Reading, “Man’s Place”
Eleanor H. Abbott
Lucy Boone Freeman
Sonata in C Minor Haydn
Teacher: How many bones have
you in your body?
Student: Nine hundred.
Teacher: That’s a great deal
more than I have.
Student: Yeah, but I had sar
dines for dinner.
On W’ednesday, March 8, in B.
Y. P. U. assembly a very impres
sive play, ‘‘The Leaven”, was pre
sented. This was followed by a
The play tells the story of Every
Youth who leaves his home in a
small town to go to a large col
lege. He arrives at college be
wildered at.d is rather lost in the
pot_.'i'here he meets
all types of students—the snob,
the football hoys, the green cou
ple, the lovers, the foreigners, the
studious boy, etc. A B. S. U. is
organized by a few of the earn
est members of the student body.
This B. S. U. is the Leaven which
is dropped ino the mixing boiwl.
This Leaven produces great re
sults—B. Y. P. U. is organized,
vesper services are held, a prayer
group is formed, and all the Chris*,
tian boys and girls on the campus
are enlisted in the Master’s work.
In the last scene a vesper service
is being held. Rev. W. B. Tarlton,
of Rich Square, conducted this
service. Every Youth has been
feeling the call to dedicate him
self to definite service for his
Master and in this last scne, at the
invitation of the minister, while
the choir sings “I’ll Go Where
You Want Me to Go”, he makes
the final surrender. The invita
tion was then extended to every
one, and a consecration service
INEZ WILLOUGHBY, Reporter.
EDUCATIONAL VALUE OF
bookkeeping - SHORTHAND
ROXOBEL GIRLS AND
GATES BOYS WINNERS
Miss Ella Molly Langston of Gates
Wins Chowan College
The aim of all education muat
be to prepare the youth of today
for their lives of tomorrow—to
prepare them to lead happy, use
ful lives in every possible respect
and in whatever field of endeav
or they may undertake—or acci
dentally or incidentally find them
Commercial education, more
perhaps than any other type, must
hold this objective always in view,
for commercial graduates do not_
as a rule, have the opportunity of
obtaining polishing, social and cul
tural subjects as do those who pur
sue the college and university
courses. Their preparation is
measurably shorter than that of
students in other courses, yet the
outstanding need of thorough,
well-rounded preparation for the
commercial world is self-evi-dent.
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The Roxobel-Kelford girls and
the Gates Farm Life boys were
victorious in the high school bas
ketball tournament staged at Cho
wan College, February 24-25. 'Miss
Ella Molly Langston, of Gates,
won the scholarship offered to the
high school senior chosen as the
best individual player of the girls’
The tournament, to which all
the high schools in eastern North
Carolina and Virginia having out.
door courts were invited, iwas a
great success. Seven schools were
represented by at least one team.
The girls playing came from Mur
freesboro, Gates, Roxobel-Kelford,
Whitakers, and Merry Hill high
schools. The boys’ teams repre
sented -Murfreesboro, Gates, Ay-
cock, and Colerain.
In the final games on Saturday
night, the Roxobel-Kelford girls
defeated the Merry Hill team;
and Gates Farm Life boys won
over the Colerain boys by a mar
gin of three points: 25-28.
In the preliminaries the Mur
freesboro girls were eliminated
when they lost to Gates; the Gates
girls whi’en : Roxoibel-Kelifoi'd de
feated them; and the Whitakers
girls when Merry Hill came out
ahead. In the boys’ preliminaries.
Gates defeated Aycock, and Cole
rain put Murfreesboro out of the
R. M. Usry, coach of the Mur
freesboro High School and Chowan.
College teams, presented the
tiophies to the victors, ITe stated
that Chowan plans to make this
tournament an annual occurrence.
CHOWAN HAS WIDE
AWAKE B. Y. P. U.
The B. Y. P. U.’s of Chowan
College are more wide-awake now
than they have been in a Ion*
time. Probalbly part of this en
thusiasm is due to the study
courses held here Fe^uary 20-24,
Miss Mabel Starnes taught “Mis
sions, Our (Mission”, by Dr. Dodd,
and the Bev. L. B. Reavis, of Wake
Forest, taught “Our Doctrines”,
by Dr. Tribble.
Attractive, original posters had
been ann-ouncing the coming oi
Miss Starnes and Mr. Reavis for
about a week. Already a contest,
in which each union whose (week
ly average was 95 or albove was
allotwed to climb up one round of
the B. Y. P. U. ladder, had
stimulated much interest not
only toward reaching the top in
grades, but also “for the joy of
Chowan’s girls and boys love
Miss Starnes and Mr. Reavis, and
they love Chowan. The fwork with
these workers, therefore, was very
pleasant as well as profitable.
On Thursday night the General
B. Y. P. U. organization enjoyed
a social hour, honoring its guests.
Miss Starnes and Mr. Reayis.
Games, contests, and spelling
matches were features of the pro
gram. Judging by the shouts of
laughter heard even in the East
Building, the end of this article
could easily be: “And a good time
was had by all!”
Mabel Carroll looking at picture
of Mt. Vernon—“Oh what a grand
picture of the Capitol!”
English Teacher: Have you done
your outside reading this week?
Freshman: No, it has been too