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GOOD LUlj^, ..
SENIORS OF ’36
Volume XIII, No. 1.
Murfreesboro, N. C., September, 1936.
Program of Improvement
and Expansion Well-
Received by Baptists
Former students on returning
to Chowan College in September
were excited over the many
changes that had taken place dur
ing the summer months.
One of the most interesting
changes is the rearrangement of
the library. The stacks have been
moved from the main floor to the
stage so as to make possible a lar
ger and brighter reading room.
The new chairs which have been
placed at the tables, make study
ing in the library much more com
fortable. The librarian, Miss
Evans is now busy revising the
This change is quite interesting
but perhaps the most noticeable
change is that of the removal of
the back porches. This has not
o;n]y added to the outside appear
ance of the main building, but it
has also improved a number of
the dormitory rooms. These rooms
formerly were so dark that lights
had to be burned in the day. Now
with the back porches removed
light is allowed to come in.
The girls living in the old dor
mitory are pleased to know that
the entire old dormitory has been
rewired correctly. The building
was formerly wired after it had
been built for some years and with
that kind of wiring did not pass
the inspection. Girls in both dor
mitories are glad to note that the
old range in the kitchen has been
replaced by a new one. The kit
chen also has been improved oth
The students majoring in home
economics were especially inter
ested in the plans for the practice
house which will be housed in
what is now known as the “Stone
Cottage”, located on the west side
of the back campus.
These and other improvements
were noticed by those who were
leturning and they in turn were
quite careful to tell about them to
the new students.
SCENES SHOWING MAIN BUILDING, PINE DRIVE AND BOARDWALK
13 New Members
Preparations Are Made to
Remodel and Refurnish
The down town club which met
Tuesday morning, September 15,
with Miss Hight as advisor, is now
preparing to remodel and re
furnish room number 312 on the
third floor which the college has
designated as the town club room.
The members of the club have
already contributed to their treas
urer and have in hand funds with
which to begin the plan of remod
eling. Paint for the furniture has
been bought by the club and will
be used in a few days. The col
lege is planning to give paint for
A color scheme of rose and green
is to be carried out in the making
of curtains, table and dresser
scarfs, coverings for foot-stools
and bed spreads.
The club hopes to have the room
in complete readiness by the first
week in October. At this time the
room will be opened to all mem
bers as the town club hall.
The officers of the down town
club are as follows: President,
Gwendolyn Vann; vice president,
Shirley Liverman, Secretary and
treasurer, Katherine Matthews;
advisors, Miss Hight. Other mem
bers of the club are; Eleanor
Payne, Katheryn Evans, Elva
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New Students Are Guests
Following a week of entertain
ment for the new girls, the Ala
thenian Society held its annual
initiation exercises Thursday night,
September 17, with thirteen new
members being added to its roll.
On Wednesday night, September
9, the Alathenian Hall was the
place of a social hour for all new
students. At this time the co-eds
as well as the girls met each other
and enjoyed a very informal social
The program of entertainment
consisted of an impromptu pro
gram, piano and voice selections,
short readings, and five-minute
On the following Monday night,
September 14, they were enter
tained by the Alathenians in the
college gymnasium at a gypsy par
ty at 8 o’clock. A pine forest, tent,
a full moon set in a starry sky was
the setting for the gypsy camp.
As the guests entered the camp
on receiving a string puzzle, they
took their seats on mats around a
gypsy’s tent and blazing camp
fire. After many fortunes had been
told by a gypsy woman, Katherine
Matthews and Marion Holloman
took charge of the game and con
tests. Meanwhile the gypsy pick
pockets returned with salted pea
nuts for all.
The special features of the pro
gram were several dances by two
gypsy children, Evelyn Benthall
and Polly Anderson. Then a very
icharming young (gypsy, Maxine
Hudgins, danced a special gypsy
feature. Two young men, Lowell
Sodeman and D. A. Willy, were
refereed in a boxing match by
To climax the evening, there
was a costume parade for the pur
pose of choosing the best-dressed
gypsy. A former member of the
society, Julia Futrelle, was award
ed the prize. She wore a charm
ing creation of black and red with
many bracelets and a red scarf
around her head.
The refreshments, consisting of
fried chicken, potato salad, pickle,
and a bottle drink, were served in
gypsy style around the campfire.
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B. S. U. Council
For the Year
24 Initiated By
Rush Week Ends
The Baptist Student Union Coun
cil held its first regular meeting
Thursday night, September 9, in
the Lucalian Society Hall, and
made plans for its general work
for the year, which is to include
all boarding students in the B. S.
The council decided to extend an
invitation to all boarding students
this year to join the B. S. U.
Hitherto, the boys have not been
members of the B. S. U.; therefore,
it will be necessary to make many
changes in the general work, as
well as within the various organ
izations of the B. S. U. A repre
sentative from the Boys’ Sunday
School Class, "Baroco” was elect
ed as one of the members of the
B. S. U. Council. It was decided
to give a special invitation to the
boys to become active members of
the B. T. U.
A committee was appointed to
nominate officers to fill the places
of those who did not return, which
were: First vice-president, secre
tary and treasurer, music director,
and a representative from the boys’
Sunday school class. At the chapel
period the next Thursday morning
the following were elected: First
vice-president, Ruth Taylor; sec
retary and treasurer, Marion Hol
loman; music director, Lowell
Sodeman; boys’ representative,
Norman L. Blythe.
For one of its projects this year
the council has planned to re
model the observatory, which is
above fourth floor, and to turn it
into an adequate student reading
room for the B. S. U. This is also
to be used for storing magazines
and other B. S. U. literature. By
this project the council hopes to
encourage more reading of good
literature which is helpful in B.
S. U. training.
Corsages Are Given
New Members Sun
Miss Inez Willoughby of Ahos-
kie visited Helen Edwards Thurs
Miss Helen McDaniel of Wood
land visited Ethel Jones Tuesday.
Miss Della Clarie Snipes visited
friends in the college Wednesday.
Miss Pauline Byrum is ill at her
Twenty-four new members were
initiated into the Lucalian Society
Thursday evening, September 17,
marking the close of rush week in
which many favors and courtesies
livere extended the new girls.
Tangles and cobwebs entwined
the new students and facu'ly mem
bers Friday evening, September
11, when they entered the college
gymnasium for the annual Lu
calian welcome party wnich hia
been planned by Helen Edwards,
ptesident, and Martha Seymour,
chairman of the social committee.
The guests were met dt the gym
and directed to untangle the
threads which lead to the discov
ery of brightly colored lollypops.
Then Lucalian girls joined in a
hearty welcome song.
Entertainment for the evening
consisted of several tangle games
among which was Chinese Puz
zle. Two circles were formed and
players wound in and out in every
direction. Virginia Gardner and
Mary Forbes Wiggins were given
the task of solving this puzzle. Miss
Gardner was successful in unwind
ing her group first.
Other unusual games were:
weaver’s relay, balloon battle,
newspaper fashions, paper bag
game, whistling contest, tangled
questions and answers, and apple
John Willey was proclaimed
winner of the balloon battle; M
C. Matthews, winner of the apple
race, and Ebb Sawyer received
first prize for the best newspaper
Partners were found by match
ing thirty-five different tunfcs.
Players had a merry time march
ing around singing for a pai-tner.
Then everyone was invited to the
Lucalian Hall where refreshments
were served and Lucalian songs
The colorful corsages worn by
the new girls Sunday morning.
September 13, were favors from
The girls were pleasantly sur
prised when they returned from
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New Members ^
On College Stall
Head of Commercial Be-
partmeiit and Librarian
As Chcwan College opn3 fop
the school term «f 1936-37, tha
faculty and students welcome
new members to the faculty
adrninistrative staff of the collfge.
Dr, A. G. Gillaspie, head o( Iho
science department, receivtfl hia
Ph. D. from Duke Univer.iity andl
for the past year has worked aa
research associate at the saine irni-
versity. Though only thirty-tw(»
years old, his professiorial e.xptr-
ience includes his teachings at
Lynchburg College, and Duke
University, and three years work:
as chemist for Harris Oil Compiiny,
at Bridgeport, Connecticut. Dr.
Gillaspie, in addition to his work:
as the head of the science depart-*
merit, will act in the capacity o
Dean of Men. He and Mrs. GH-
laspie are now at home at Kcpo
Cottage on the Campus.
Professor Landon A. Sandtrs,
head of the commercial depart-*
mcnt, holds his M. A, degree fr ni)
the University of Tennessee. Het.
has had special training at •
Business College, Nashville, T(t\-.
nessee and Bowling Green CcN
lege -of Commerce, Bowling Grttn,
Kentucky. Before coming to C ho-»
wan Professor Sanders taughb at.-
Bethel College, Russellville, Ken
tucky, and has worked in the tier-,
ical department of the New Eng-,
land Ijfe Insurance Company,
Chattanoga, Tennessee. He wiH
offer this year both a one year anc%.
a two year course in commercial
training. The work in this depnrt-i.
ment can be offered also Tor •.re-',
dit toward a R. S. or B. A. dc-»
Coach Ray F. Fehrman, with hi.**
M. S. from the University of Ken
tucky, will have charge of the*
boys’ athletics. While in school he
was a member of the varsity fctfr-
ball team and is now prepared to
coach any type of college athletic?.
Coach Fehrman will act as astii:t-
ant to Dr. A. G. Gillaspie ir. Ihfi
science department and also teach'
a course in economics. He is dir-
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Plans Are Made i
for Year’s Work '
By Athletic Uesah
Varied Activities in Field'
of Sports Are Offered >
to Students I •
Coach Fehrman, and Miss Bruce,
physical education director for tho
girls, have annunced definite plans
for the athletics for the year 1938-
The girls, under the direction 11
Miss Bruce, are undertaking a ti}5
program. The year has been,
divided into three quarters, eacl\
carrying its own share of activi
ties. During the fall the girls arf*.
engaged in tennis, swimming, soc
cer, and volley ball, and soft ball.
During the winter quarter clog
and tap-dancing, basketball,
courses in play leadership an(t.
group games, and coaching of ath
letics will be offered. In
spring students will have a choicer
of tennis, swimming, minor sports,
and folk and character dancinff
with a possibility of golf, archery,
deck tennis, and badminton. AIco.
the Athletic Association is plan
ning for the formation of class,
teams in soccer, tennis, swimmin?,
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