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The Chowanian. volume (Murfreesboro, N.C.) 1923-1989, April 01, 1935, Image 1

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r W elcome! Demonstration Club Members The Chowanian Patronize Our Advertisers yolume XI, Number 6. Murfreesboro, N. C., April, 1935. Lucalians Winners Of Literary Events AnnualSocietyDay Alathenians Capture Bas ketball Game and Ten nis Match The Annual Society Day, cele brated by the Alathenian and Lu- calian Literary Societies on Fri day, March 8, featured debating readings, a basketball game and a tennis match. The Lucalians were the winners in the debating and the reading contest, while the Alathenians were the winners in the basketball game and tennis match. The entire morning program featured athletic events. At 10 o’clock basketball was played in the College gymnasium with the Alathenians who were fortunate enough to have on their side all the regular players on the college teams with one exception, win ning 27-7. However, the game was interesting because it was the beginning of Society Day and gave the two societies on the side lines a chance to get the society spirit aroused and a friendly rivalry started by means of society songs and yells, which they sang and yelled so lustily. The Alathenians as a whole played well and had good team work but no one player starred. The Lucalian star player was Helen Edwards, who made all the points. As the Lucalians had only one old player the rest of the team needs to be mentioned for their biravery in entering their first game. Those playing for the Alathen ians were; Mary Lou Piland, Jen nie V. Hoggard, Marion Holloman, (Continued on page 4) Old Girls Return On Society Day Each year one of the most pleas ant things about our annual So ciety Day is the visits from our old students and fellow society members. This year was no ex ception. Quite a number of the old girls both Alathenians and Lu calians were here to enjoy the im portant day with us. The Alathenian visitors were: Mrs. Horact Britton of Seaboard; Mrs. Julian Porter, Severn; Mrs. Mary Herman McCoy, Severn; Mrs. Edwin Brown, Murfreesboro; Mrs. Mary Angely, Ahoskie; Miss es Curtis Lee Jones, Lawrence- ville, Va.; Myrtle Ange, Winter- ville; Janice Saunders, Lewiston; Margaret Peele, Greenville; and Mattie Spence, Seaboard. The Lucalian visitors were; Mrs. Lee Gatling Ahoskie; Misses Maggie Boone, Jackson; Lucy Pat Meade, Greenville; Nell Sample, Elizabeth City; Kathryn Martin, Hobbsville, and Elizabeth Forbes, Jackson. Reception Given H. S. Seniors Of Northampton Co. The Northampton County W. M. U. entertained the high school seniors of Northampton County at Chowan College Saturday, March 23. The entertainment this year year was in form of a reception. The seniors were met at the door by Miss Reba Long, of Jack son, who escorted them to the col lege parlor. Here she introduced each of them to the receiving line. At the end of the receiving line the seniors were served punch. Then they were directed to the Lucalian Hall where ice cream and cake, served by Mrs. R. J. White of Conway and Mrs. Will Stephenson of Pendleton awaited them. After the guests had enjoyed the refreshments in the Lucalian Hall, they proceded. to the Ala thenian Hall. A good deal of fun and a taste of college life prevail ed there. An interesting program had been prepared by three col lege girls. Misses Ruth Stephen son, Lucy Boone Freeman, and Louise Lassiter, all of Northamp ton County. The program consisted of: read ing, Frances Jones; tap-dancing, Mabel Pittman; reading, Maxine Fillyaw; vocal solo, Cora Felton Bass; reading Barbara Bunch. Miss Helen Edwards of Seaboard, also a college student, furnished popular music continuously dur ing the reception. The seven High Schools in Northampton County, Conway, Gaston, Rich Square. Jackson, Woodland, Seaboard, and Severn, were represented at the reception. Meherrin River Important Factor In Development “By Meherrin’s rippling waters” sing the Chowan College students, little realizing what an important factor the old historic river was in the founding and development of the town of Murfreesboro. Murfreesboro owes its very be ing to the Meherrin since the natural drains and pure water of the river prompted its founders in 1787 to select this spot as an ideal situation for a town. In those first years the foun ders had high hopes of Murfrees boro becoming the leading busi ness center in this section with the Meherrin as its chief promo ter; and for many years, it looked as if their hopes were to be real ized. During the first hundred years of the town’s existence the Me herrin served as the only means of communication with the out side world, so far as transportat ion and commerce were concern ed. It was the means of trans porting both freight and passen gers to and from Murfreesboro and the surrounding country. Not only did the Meherrin connect Murfreesboro with towns in our own state, but it enabled her to reach out and join hands with outstanding ports of the neighbor ing states. In the study of “Hert ford County History” we find that a large steamship, christened “Southern Star,” was built to make 'regular trips from Mur freesboro to New York carrying both freight and passengers. But, also, this dream was never realiz ed. The ship, because of lack of funds, was sold before it was ever finished. (Continued on page 4) THESPIAN DRAMATIC CLUB HOLDS MEETING The Thespian Dramatic Club met, February 25, for a program on Shakespeare. Sarah Brickhouse gave the Kfe of Shakespeare, and Evelyn Blan chard gave quotations from Shakespeare. Linda Lee Fergu son made a talk on the Shake speare Memorial. Cora Felton Bass gave the “Venetian Love Song” by Nevin as a piano solo. Carmen Morgan and Marie Rid dick, expression students, have re cently been accepted as members of the club. B. T. U. Conference At Washington Was Attended By Six A group of Chowan College B. Y. P. U. members, with Miss For rest DeLano, head of the voice de partment, as chaperon, attended the Eastern Regional Baptist Training Union Convention' held at Washington, N. C., March 15-16. The convention opened at 2 o’clock, Friday afternoon, with the preliminary better speakers con test. The Chowan group, however, did not arrive in time for any of the afternoon program except the conferences at 4:10 o’clock. At 6 o’clock the convention dele gates assembled at the Episcopal Parish House for the banquet. Af ter the blessing was asked by Rev. Woodall, of Belhaven, the crowd was seated and enjoyed the de lightful two-course supper. An entertaining radio program, con sisting of readings and son^s from members of the local B. Y. P. U. furnished the entertainment of the evening. The delegates gathered again at at the Baptist Church at 7:30, Friday evening, to begin the eve ning services. The most out standing feature of the program was a missionary address at 8:30 by Dr. Charles Leonard. By giv ing his own personal experiences in China and especially in Man churia, displaying Chinese ban ners, posters, maps and pictures. Dr. Leonard very vividly pictured to his audience the condition over in China and the desperate needs of the Chinese people for the gos pel of Christ. In one week Dr. Leonard and his wife will return to Manchuria, and take up their work there. Saturday morning, after the song service, devotions, and con ference period. Miss Winnie Ric- kett. State B. T. U. secretary, made an inspirational talk on “His Church the Herald of Salvation”. In the Saturday afternoon serv ice, which was the last service of the convention, O. Jack Murph.y, president, talked briefly but forci bly on “I Dare You to Do Things”. Following his talk Miss Rickett gave the program for the sum mer. The installation of officers for the coming term brought the session to a close. The Eastern Regional Baptist Training Union includes the fol lowing associations: Chowan, West Chowan, Neuse, Atlantic, Pamlico and Roanoke. The convention will meet with the Goldsboro Baptist Church next year. Those attending the convention from Chowan were: Mabel Car roll, Evelyn Blanchard, Martha Yates Seymour, Mary Smith, Sal ly Riddick, Genevieve Brown, and Miss Forrest DeLano. Four Pages Chowan Quartet Sings At Ahoskie A quartet composed of members of the Chowan College Glee Club furnished special music at the re gular church service of the Ahos kie Baptist Church Sunday morn ing, March 3. The quartet, accompanied by Miss Forrest De Lano, head of the voice department, sang two sel ections at the church service. The selections were: Mendlessohn’s “The Sa'bbath Morn” and Brahm’s “If With All Your Hearts,” from “Elijah.” The quartet was composed of Cora Felton Bass and Kate Law rence, first soprano; Louise Lassi ter, second soprano; and Martha Seymour, alto. B. Y. P. U.’s Choose Their New Leaders Madeline Modlin was unani mously elected director of t’ne general B. Y. P. U. organization ■by the student body March 13 and the piesidents of the four individ ual unions were elected March 14. These elections took place early in order that those elected might have the opportunity to attend the regional convention at Wash ington, N. C., March 15-16. Madeline has been a member of the Mattie Macon Norman Union for the last two years. She serv ed as group captain in the union last year and as Bible Readers’ leader this year. The presidents who were elect ed for the individual unions are: Sarah Brickhouse, Eunice McD Dw ell Union; Genevieve Brown, Mat tie Macon Norman Union; Martha Seymour, Nell Lawrence Union; Mary Smith, Edwards Union. Annual Hi School Tournament Held At Chowan College The annual High School basket ball tournament was held at Cho wan College, February 28, March 12, with thirteen teams entering. Each year Chowan , opens its doors and makes provision for a tournament that closes the basket ball season. In addition to pro viding a convenient place for the tournament, Chowan further seeks to promote the interest in athletics by awarding to the best individual player, both girl and boy) a scholarship; and to the winning teams, ('boys and girls), a loving cup. The teams that entered were: girls—Pollocksville, Gates, Con way, Harrellsville, Roxobel-Kel- ford, Murfreesboro; boys—Pol locksville, Gates, Conway, Cole- rain. Mars Hill, Roxobel-Kelford, Murfreesboro. All high school teams within a radius of seventy- five miles were invited to enter. The Pollocksville teams, however, came one hundred and fifty miles. They came to the college Thurs day afternoon and spent the en tire week-end here. Both teams played their first games Thursday night. The Meams competing in the final games Saturday night were: girls—Roxobel-Kelford vs. Con way, and boys—.Colerain vs. Mur freesboro. At the close of the Colerain- Murfreesboro game Coach John nie Daniels announced the Roxo bel-Kelford girls team as being the winner of the girl’s trophy, and the Murfreesboro boys team as being the wirmer of the boy’s trophy. The scholarships, which were to go to the best individual players that entered the tourna ment, were then awarded. Miss Penny Burkett of the Roxobel- (Continued on page 4) SENIOR RECITALS TO BE GIVEN IN APRIL Two graduation recitals in the Fine Arts Department will be giv en in the college auditorium dur ing the month of April. Cora Felton Bass, a member of the senior class, will graduate in voice on Friday, April 19. Evelyn Blanchard, also a mem ber of the senior class, will grad uate in expression on Friday, April 26. She will read “The Barretts of Wimpole Street”. Demonstration , Clubs Will Meet ' Chowan College Federation For 16th Dis trict to Be Held In April ^ The Federation of the Home Demonstration Clubs in the 16th district will be held at Chowan College, Monday, April 11. The Woman’s Home Demonstra tion Clubs of nine counties in the Northeastern section of the State will send delegates to the conven tion. The Home Demonstration, Clubs in Hertford County under 1iie supervision of Miss Florenca Cox, the County Home Demon stration Agent, will be hostess. The speakers for the day are: Dean J. W. Harrelson of State College, Dr. W. B. Wells of the Botany Department at State Col lege, President W. B. Edwards, of Chowan College, Mrs. H. J. Hol loman, president of the County Federation of Home Demonstra tion Clubs, and Mrs. R. B. Line- berry, president of the District Federation of the Home Demon stration Clubs. About three hundred club mem bers are expected to be present. Student Council Officers Elected Ruth Stephenson Elected President of Student Government ^ student Government officers for next year were elected Tuesday, March 5, during chapel period, from the nominees which were submitted to the Student Body Tuesday, February 12. Those nominated for Student Government officers were: Presi dent, Ruth Stephenson and Kate Lawrence; house president, Merlee Asbell and Genevieve Brown; sec retary, Mary Smith and Nellie Ricks; and treasurer, Florence Ward and Thelma Bryan. From these nominees the fol lowing officers were elected: Pres ident, Ruth Stephenson; vice pres ident, Kate Lawrence; house pres ident, Merlee Asbell; secretary, Nellie Ricks; and treasurer, Flor ence Ward. The race for the honor of Stu dent Government president was very close between Ruth Stephen son and Kate Lawrence; however, Ruth was victorious by seven votes. Since no majority is' re quired, Ruth was announced to be the new president of the Student Council. It was almost inevitable that the honor of being president of the Student Council would go to Ruth. She has been on the Council every year except her freshman year and she is familiar with its problems. Ruth is already- acquainted with the duties that she will have to undertake. She has been treasurer, secretary, and now she is president. As presi dent she rather thinks she will have one advantage over the sec retary—she will not have to write all the call downs, although she will have to sign them. Merlee Asbell is on the Student Council for the first time but the students feel that she will not be long in learning how to “keep us quiet”, when she starts out as house president. Nellie Ricks should feel perfect ly at home on the Council. When she "was a freshman here in 1931- 32, she was representative for the (Continued on page 4)

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