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The Chowanian. volume (Murfreesboro, N.C.) 1923-1989, May 01, 1936, Image 1

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Operetta MONDAY Night The Chowanian Convocation TUESDAY Mor nins: iVolume XII, Number 9. Murfreesboro, N. C., May, 1936. Louise Lassiter Is Presented In Graduating Piano Recital Recently yersatile Senior Shows Extraordinary Talent; Honored By College RECEPTION GIVEN AFTER RECITAL Music Of Classical Writ ers Played With Great Skill Chowan Entertains Hi School Seniors May Day Festival And Picnic Dinner Are Main Features 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 parlors. 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 technique. 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. (Continued on page 4) Four Pages 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 present. 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 to 2. 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 (Con'tinued on page 3) SENIORS ARE GUESTS OF FACULTY AT PARTY Commencement Program SUNDAY, MAY 31 11:15 A. M. — Baccalaureate Sermon By Dr. R. R. McCulloch. 5:00 P. M.—Vesper Mission ary Sermon, by Rev. H. H. McMillan. MONDAY, JUNE 1 11:00 A. M.—Alumnae Meeting 1:00 P. M.—Alumnae Lun cheon. 4:00 P. M.—Class Day Exer cises. 8:15 P. M.—Operetta, “The American Girl”. TUESDAY, JUNE 2 10:30 A. M.—Academic Proces sion. Baccalaureate Ad dress by Hon. R. N. Simms. Presentation of Diplomas. All events are to begin prompt- ~ ly at hour stated. Commencement Exercises To Be Held At Chowan May 31 To June 2 Looking Forward 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 dent’s home. 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- lom an. 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 lege. It is with gratitude, hope, and determination that Chowan Col lege looks toward the new year, 1936-37. Sincerely, Roy R. McCulloch, President. Annual Operetta To Be Presented ‘The American Girl” A Two-Act Comedy To Be Given Hon. R. IS. Simms, Of Raleigh, To Make The Literary Address FIFTEEN SENIORS 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 cent. 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 (Con'timued on page 3) Class Day Program To Be Presented Monday At 4:00 P.M. MRS. EDWIN BROWN HONORS SENIORS ALUMNAE NOTES 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 nald Denny. 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 ies. 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 Lawrence. 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 Carolina. ; 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 ing class. The members of the graduating class who are candidates for dc- (Continued on page 4)

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