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iVolume XII, Number 9.
Murfreesboro, N. C., May, 1936.
Louise Lassiter Is Presented In
Graduating Piano Recital Recently
yersatile Senior Shows
Honored By College
Music Of Classical Writ
ers Played With Great
Hi School Seniors
May Day Festival And
Picnic Dinner Are
Louise Lassiter, pupil of Miss
Inez Mattliews, was presented by
Chowan College in her graduating
piano recital, on Tuesday, May 12,
at 8:15 o’clock, in the college audi
torium. Immediately following the
recital a reception honoring Misa
Lassiter was given in the College
The recital program was com
posed of four groups. The first
group featured the works of Bee
thoven, who is known for his dig
nity, expression and the slow
movement of his music. This
selection of the classical school
, was the Sonata Op. 10, No. 1, with
three movements. The first move
ment is cold and very intellectual;
the second is slow, expressive and
the third movement is the epi
tome of a finale.
Group two was made up of
compositions by Chopin and Liszt,
■the former of the “flowering age
music” and the latter of the
classical school. Chopin is noted
for his \ralses, and the two selec
tions are of this type. The selec
tion from Liszt, “Gondoliera,” is
emotional. and purely descriptive.
-In the tiiird group were two
composers belonging to the mod
ern school, Jensen-Niemann and
Palmgren. “Murmuring Ze
phyrs” by Jensen, is a lyrical song,
while Palmgren’s “The Sea” pic
tures ithe yearning unrest of a sea
against its bonds.
The final division of the pro
gram was the Concerto, in D Ma
jor, by Mozart, accompanied in
the orchestral part by Miss Inez
Matthews. This selection was
heard purely for its display of
Miss Lassiter, who has great
ease of posture and grace of hand
movement, presented her recital
in a manner truly appreciated by
music lovers. Her performance was
made more injoyable by her vivid
interpretation of the emotions and
meaning of the compositions. Her
technique, as displayed especially
in the Concerto, is admirable.
Miss Lassiter, the daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Lassiter, of
Woodland, is a member of the
Senior Class of Chowan College,
and has been a pupil of Miss Inez
Matthews for the past four years,
.she began her music career at the
age of six and won the merit me
dal for progress at the end of her
first year of music. She continued
her work in music all through the
grades and through high school,
appearing in several recitals and
playing for many special occa
sions. In 1930, Miss LassitS' was
a contestant in the state-wide con
test of music appreciation held in
Raleigh, and won second place.
At the end of her first year of
music in college, she received the
'Jeanette Sneed Daniel medal,
which is given annually to the
pupil who makes the greatest
progress in music.
Miss Lassiter has been a voice
pupil of Miss Forrest DeLano for
three years, since she has been
in college. She received her Pub
lic School Music diploma in 1935.
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Chowan observed High School
Senior day on Friday, May 8, when
she was hostess to approximately
90 high school seniors of North
ampton County. The main fea
tures of the day’s program includ
ed a picnic dinner on the grounds
at 1:00 o’clock and the May Day
festival in the College Amphithe
ater at 4:30 o’clock.
As each group of students ar
rived, they were greeted by Mar
tha Seymour, student government
president. After they registered,
the visitors were shown the build
ings and grounds by members of
the entertainment committee.
At one o’clock everyone gather
ed around five long tables that
were constructed on the campus
by the F. E. R. A., boys for the
occasion. Dr. McCulloch intro
duced Walter Dudley, a member
of the junior class, who welcomed
all the visitors. This welcome
was responded to by Brantley De-
Loatch of the Conway High
School. Dr. G. W. Paschal, of
Wake Forest pronounced the invo
cation. After this a brunswick
stew dinner was served all those
At 2:30 o’clock everyone was in
vited to the ball diamond to wit
ness a baseball game between the
Harrellsville and Murfreesboro
high school boys. The Harrells
ville team won by a score of 11
At .4:30 o’clock, the program
for the day was completed when
the annual May Day festival was
held in the College Ampliitheatre.
This program was directed by
Miss Louise K. Haggles, instructor
of physical education. At this
time Miss Emily Lawrence, of
Murfre'esboro, was crowned May
Queen, and a pageant, “The Sleep
ing Princess,” was presented.
Senior Day at Chowan was
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SENIORS ARE GUESTS
OF FACULTY AT PARTY
SUNDAY, MAY 31
11:15 A. M. — Baccalaureate
Sermon By Dr. R. R.
5:00 P. M.—Vesper Mission
ary Sermon, by Rev. H.
MONDAY, JUNE 1
11:00 A. M.—Alumnae Meeting
1:00 P. M.—Alumnae Lun
4:00 P. M.—Class Day Exer
8:15 P. M.—Operetta, “The
TUESDAY, JUNE 2
10:30 A. M.—Academic Proces
sion. Baccalaureate Ad
dress by Hon. R. N.
Simms. Presentation of
All events are to begin prompt-
~ ly at hour stated.
Commencement Exercises To Be
Held At Chowan May 31 To June 2
The Seniors and their guests
were entertained by memb:rs of
the faculty at a garden party,
Thursday afternoon, from 5 to 6
o’clock orj the lawn of the presi
Th-3 success of the party was
aided by. its trus garclpn setting.
The flower garden, with its clus
ters of pinks, peonies, and silver
rrlcon rcs^^ fcrmsd a background
for the l^sn la*vn where the
gueits, seated ait the small tables
soaiitered over the lawn, were ser
ved a salad course followed by a
i^trawberry ice with cake.
The outside guests for the oc
casion were: Mirs. W. J. Griffin,
Mrs. Dave Evans, Mrs. Hunter
Taylor, Mrs. Charlas Revellc, Mrs.
Walter Dale, Mrs. Edwin Brown,
Mrs. Walter Brown, Mr. air.d iVIi-s.
J. B. Hen-son, Mr. and Mrs. N. B.
Boone, Mrs. Ruben Parker, Mrs.
B. A. Porter, Mrs. Herman Babb,
Mrs. C. C. Lawrence, Miss Fran
ces Lawrsnc;, and Miss Faye Hol-
Those serving were: Cai-men
Morgan, Elsie Taylor, Marion Hol
loman, Jean H:lloman, Edith
Joh.'-.'ion, and Ethel Jones, all of
the Home Economic Department.
As the school year 1935-36 com
es to a close, the president of
Chowan College is thinking most
appreciatively and gratefully of
the facwlty, students, and friends
of the College.
The sudden death of President
W. B. Edwards just before school
opened last September brought
faculty, students and friends of
the College to an even greater
unity in devotion an! loyalty to
Chowan College and her ideals.
Tii?ir courage, devotion and loy
alty have been remarkably evi
dent tlifoughout the year. Con
sequently, as the school year clos
es we ar’e looking back upon a
year’s work that has in every way
been highly successful. The spirit
and morale of Chowan College
through the year has been glorious
and'tfiumphant. For this we are
indeed grateful to him from whom
courage and grace come.
As a new president, whose work
here began February 15, I am in
deed grateful to the faculty, stu
dents and friends of the college.
You have been most encouraging
and co-operative. You have been
responsive to every call which I
have made for the College. It is
your excellent spirit which gives
us courage and hope as our College
is facing tlie future.
Among the names of those to
whom we are grateful as the year
closes appears most eminently the
name of my beloved predecessor,
the late Dr. W. B. Edwards, whose
spirit of ^loyalty and determina
tion to carry on has been clearly
seen in Chowan College and her
friends throughout the year. With
you all I am deeply grateful for
him and his work. Mrs. Edwards
has been at the forefront in en
couraging and giving to the Col
It is with gratitude, hope, and
determination that Chowan Col
lege looks toward the new year,
Roy R. McCulloch, President.
To Be Presented
‘The American Girl” A
Two-Act Comedy To
Hon. R. IS. Simms, Of
Raleigh, To Make The
TO GET DIPLOMAS
The Chowan College Glee Club
under the direction of Miss For-
resit DeLano, will present its an
nual operetta June 1, in the col
lege auditorium. This will be one
of the most enjoyable features of
the commencement exercises, for
it furnishes a light touch which
c(;Mitras'ts wiith the usual seda
teness. The operetta which has
been chosen for this year’s pre
sentation is entitled “The Arheri-
can Girl,” a comic opera in two
acts for women’s voices by Vic
tor H. Vincent and Charles Vin
The story of the operetta is
that of an American girl, Eva
May Hope, traveling in England
with her father, when he is called
to Germany on business, and ar
ranges for Eva, accompanied by
her maid, to stay with his sister.
Lady Melton at Belford Hall. By
some mistake Eva comes to Bel
ford House, a summer school icept
by Miss Carew, who is expecting
a new pupil from Ireland. Eva
arrives during the temporary ab-
sendi of Miss Carew and soon dis
covers her error, but agrees with
two of the girls to stay for a day
and impersonate the Irish girl.
This leads to some amusing inci-
denits, as Miss Carew, who is very
deaf, is completely deceived.
The scene for both acts of the
operetta is the front garden of
the Belford House School.
The cast has been well chosen
and each character does her part
to make the drama humorous.
Louise Lassiter takes the role of
the “American Girl” from Chica
go, touring Europe with her Papa,
who at present is in Germany.
Kate Lawrence and Martha Sey
mour play the part of sisters and
the pupils at the Belford House
School. Swannanoa Benthall is
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Class Day Program To Be
At 4:00 P.M.
MRS. EDWIN BROWN
Mrs. A. T. Bus-h and Mr. C. S.
Vann .cf Ede'iton, accompanied by
Mr. R. C. Holland, visitid the col
lege recently. This was the first
time Mrs. Bush and Mrs. Varm
had visited Choiwan since they
were in school here in 1891.
Mr. and Mr.s. Billy Hedgepeth
and little daughter visited friends
at 'the college recently. Mrs.
Hedg;peth, the former Annie Lris
Futrell, was a member of last
year’s Freshman class.
Mrs. Edwin Brown, mother of
the Senior class m'ascot, Edwin
Brown, Jr., entertained the Sen
iors at an informal din.:cr at the
Rsd Apple Cafe and theatre party
at the Pasitime Tb=atre, Wednes
day evening. May 13.
Mrs. Edwin Brown, a former
student of Chow'an, was a mem
ber of the class who were “big
sisters” of the present Senior class.
They also chese her little son as
t'heir ma£«it this year.
The Seniors were invited to
m:et at Red Apple at seven o’clock.
Here .they were served a three
course dinner. Sweet peas, the
s;i:.'ior class flower, were used ^n
the tables and as individual fav
ors for the guests.
Following the dinner, Mrs,
Brown conducted her guests to the
Pastime Theatre where 'everyone
enjoyed the picture for the levcn-
ing, “Preview Murder Mystery”
starring Gail Patrick and Regi
Those eiijoying the dirar.er and
.picture other than the members cf
the Senior class were: Miss Gra-
vette, senior sponsor, Edwin
Brown, Jr., Senior mascot, and
Dr. and’ Mrs. MjCulloch.
The Eighty-eighth Annual Com
mencement Exercises of Ciiowan.
College will be held at the Col
lege May 31-June 2. The Hon
orable R. N. Simms of Raleigti,
will deliver the address to the
graduating class on Tuesday morn
ing at 10:30 o’clock.
The Commencement Exercises
will formally open on Sunday
morning. May 31, at 10:15 o’clock,
with the baccalaureate sermon,
which will be delivered by Dr.
Roy R. McCulloch, in the college
auditorium. An unusual feature
of this program is the fact that,
for the first time in its history, the
President of Chowan is delivering
the baccalaureate sermon.
On Sunday afternoon, at 5:00
o’clock, the annual missionary
sermon will be deliverefl by Rev.
H. H .McMillan in the Brookside
Theatre. This service will be less
formal than the missionary ser
vices of former years, and tiiero
will be no academic procession.
Rev. McMillan, a missionary from
China, at present home on a fur
lough is a graduate of Wake For
est College and of the Southern.
Baptist Seminary. He is one of
our most outstanding missionar
Monday, June 1, will be a full
day, beginning with the meeting
of the Board of Trustees and tho
annual Alumnae meeting both at
11 o’clock. At 1:00 o’clock the An
nual Alumnae Luncheon W'ili be
given in the College Dining Hal).
At 4:00 o’clock, the Senior Class
Day Exercises will take place in
the Brookside Theatre under tho
direction of Lou Wilson Evarrs',
president of the class. At this
time the Seniors will present their
gift to the College. The remainrl-
er of the program will include:
the class history by Merlee As-
beil; the class poem by Sarah
Brickhouse; the prophecy, by
Genevieve Bi’own; and the Last
Will and Testament, by Kate
At 8:15 o’clock on Monday evo-
nlhg the members of the Glee
Club under the direction of Miss
Forrest DeLano, will present an.
operetta, “The Amei'ican Girl.”
The final e.xercises will be held
on Tuesday morning, June 2, in
the college auditorium at 10:30
o’clock. The Honorable R. N.
Simms of Raleigh, will deliver the
address to the graduating class.
Hon. Simms, a graduate of Wake
Forest College, is a prominent
lawyer of the State. He is an out
standing Baptist layman and one
of the leading citizens of North
After the address, Dean Schaible
will announce the honors and the
medals. Those who have complet
ed their work in the commercial
department will receive certificat
es. Dean Schaible will present the
candidates for degrees and Dr.
McCulloch will confer the degrees
upon the members of the graduat
The members of the graduating
class who are candidates for dc-
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