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

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Merry Christmas Happy New Year The Chowanian Merry Christvias Hap/ry New Year Volume XIII, No. 4 Chowan Begins Its Basketball Season Murfreetjboro, N. C., December, 1936 Home Team ^Matches Wil liam and !Mary Ex tension FIRST TEAM IS SELECTED, TRY-OUT Four Future Games Are On Schedule At Present Time Opening their season of games with college teams only, the girls basketball team of Chowan will play the first of that series here on Wednesday afternoon, December 16, with the girls team of William and Mary extension of Norfolk, Va. The visiting team will remain after the game on Wednesday af ternoon as a guest of the College for dinner in the College dining hall. On Wednesday evening, Decem ber 9. following the boys’ game, the girls who are out for basket ball divided themselves into two groups—the Blues with Marion Holoman as the Captain, and the Greens with Frances Jilcott as the Captain. The Greens won by a narrow margin of 20-18. From this group of players the following are prospects for the line-up of the regular team; For wards, Margaret Adams, Mildred Freeman, Mary Long, Marion Hol loman, Shirley Liverman, Vergie Cowand, Cornelia Hill, Frances Edwards; guards, Janice Jenkins, Wertie Lee Marsh, Katherine Mat thews, Eleanor Payne, Frances Jones, Pearl Baggette, Jean Hol loman, Mayme Davis. The schedule for the season has not been officially completed as yet, according to “Frank” Jilcott, president of the Athletic Associa tion. Two games with E. C. T. C. of Greenville have been scheduled, one game there on January 12, the other here on Feb. 18. Wingate Junior College plays here on Feb. 3, with a return game there on Feb. 27. On Feb. 24 a return game is to be played with William and Mary extension at Norfolk. Much interest is noticed among the students as the season gets un derway, both for the boys and girls teams. With Mr. Ray Fehr- man coaching the boys and Miss^ Sara Bruce, new Physical Educa tion Director for the girls, Cho wan is hoping to make a good showing m its round of games this year. Chowan Glee Club To Go Carolling The Chowan Glee Club like the angels of old, will again proclaim to the world the message of the Savior's love on Friday night, De cember 18. The Glee Club, under the direc tion of Miss Forrest DcLano. head ■of the Voice Department leaves the college sometime after 12 o’clock on the last night before the Christmas holidays each year to go carolling. They spend about two hours tramping up and down the street, stopping ever so. often to sing se\’eral Christmas songs. After they have joyfully awaken ed tho sleepei's of each house in town, they return to the college to serenade the President, faculty, and student body. This has become a recognized custom entered into and enjoyed both by town people and college. Four CHRISTMAS FESTIVITIES END WITH TREE FRIDAY NIGHT, 18TH Home for Holidays We all want to be home Christ mas. We want to be there with our mothers and fathers and our brothers and sisters. There is an indefinable something which calls us to’the family fireside as Christ mas approaches. Students, t°a?h- ers, business employees, and gov ernment ofl'icials—all who can— will soon be homeward bound. The almost universal practice of going home at Christmas time is not different from what was done the first Christmas. “And they went—each to his own city. And Joseph also went up from Galilee . ... to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house of David . . . . with Mary” (Luke 2.3-5). All the people of Judea were at home, but it was Christmas only at Bethlehem. At-Bethlehem it was Christmas only to those who saw the Christ Child. What a glor ious Christmas it was. As students and faculty return- (Continued on page 3) MISS EUNICE McDOlELL OBSERVES 82ND BIRTHDAY Has Sjtent 33 Years In Aclivc College Work ‘ “College born and college bred’' is a statement which might well characterize Miss Eunice McDow ell, fonr.er teacher and dean of women of Chowan College. On December 15, 1854. she was born in the halls of Chowan, thus beginning her life so filled with colleges and j'oving people the doors of one. A close intimacy with the college was ci»ntinued be cause one year while her father was ill she substituted for him by teaching his classes. She finished from Chowan being among the earlier graduates. During the next few years she left Ohowan to fill her places in other schools and colleges. Slic first went to Scotland Neck high school, then an academy, where she taught for ten and one-half years. From the Academy she went to Franklin Female Semi nary, Franklin. Va., where she stayed for eight years. She then turned back to colleges. She went to Raleigh, N. C. where she spent one year at Meredith College. One j'ear was spent at Saul’s College, Murfreesboro, Tennessee, one at Greensboro Col lege, Greensboro, N. C.. eight at Central Cplleg?. Conwan, Arkan sas, five at Bessie Tift College, Forsythe, Georgia, five and one- half at Avevitt College, Danville, Virginia. She became Bible and Latin teacher at Chowan in 1920. She I'emained in this position until 1928 when she accepted the posi tion as Dean of Women of the col lege. She 'became very interested in the library being the first to catalogue it. She also was the first to introduce the Dewey Deci- anal System into this library. Ill healTh forced her to resign this position in 1932. Although Miss McDowell is not now officially connected with the college she is personally connected. (Continued on page 3) Misses Jean Holloman and An nie Howell spent the week-end of November 28 with Miss Elsie Tay lor in Como. College Choir Gives Christmas Vesper Service The Christmas Vesper, an an nual candlelight service, by the college vested choir under the dir ection of Miss Forrest DcLano, was held in the college auditorium, Sunday afternoon. December 13, at 5:00 o’clock. The choir this year was assisted by Mrs. Lloyd Law rence. soloist, of Murfreesboro; and Mrs. R. J. Britton, reader, of Ahoskif?, and also included the male quintet of the college lor the first year. The program was as follows; Processional; invocation. Dr. R. R. McCullooh; anthem, "The Fii'st Christmas Morn” Newton, choir; anthem “Bethlehem” (Folk Song of Glatz-1791), Dickmson, sex tette (Mrs. Lloyd Lawrence, (Continued on page 3) White Christmas Is Observed By B. T. U. The White Christmas program, sponsored by the B. T, U. each year recreates the original spirit of Christmas. This year the pro gram is to be at the Baptist Churc.'i on Sunday night, Decem ber 13. The While Christmas celebration oft'ers each person an opportunity to share his many blessings with otiiers who are not so fortunate. At this time these cheerful givK's bring any gift of food and place it around the Christmas tree. Later tiicse gifts are distributed in Mur freesboro to the families that most need the provisions. Dr. Bunn has been playing Santa Claus, but this year the Junior, Intermediate, and Senior B. T. U. are to travel (Continued on page-3) Try-Outs Held For Society Day Society Day which is the first Friday in March is the climax of achievement for I'm; Lucalian and Alflliiiiiaii Littrarj Societies each year. Preparation for this day be gins in earnest with the annual debate and reading try-outs. This year the try-outs will be held during the week of E>ecem- ber 14-19. Each society by means of try-outs select the two best do- toators with an alternate and the best reader to represent the so ciety on Society Day. Many tal ented menTbers in both societies enter this contest with hearts fill ed with society spirit and loyalty. After the try-outs are held those selected by the faculty judges, which are the sponsors of the society, begin to select their material. Many hours are spent by each contestant in loyal ef fort to uphold the honor and fame of her society. Then in March, an entire day is given to the contests between the societies. In the morning, the| opposing teams devote their time to basket ball. Aftei; lunch the teams meet on the tennis court. At three o’clock, the reader of each society challenges the opponent in dramatic ability. On Society night the debate proves fo be the climax of the day in spirit and interest. A reception follows the debate with the Society receiving line compos ed of the judges, the two society, presidents, six debaters, and two readers.. Climax for Peanut Weeld Ts Tree In Gym- • .• nasium r ‘'■ SPONSORED BY THE STUDENT (;OVT. Traditional Peanut Begun Bel'oj-e 1923 ; Miss Lou Wilson Evans of Har- rellsville, a graduate of the class of 1936, left Monday afternoon, November 30 for St. Vincent’s hos pital, Norfolk, Va., to undergo an appendectomy. Miss Edythe Pierce, of the class of 1936, who is now teaching at Red Oak high school, spent the Thanksgiving holidays with Miss Wilma Woolard. yirs. Wilson Fleetwood, grad uate of the class of 1935, Misses Faye Fleetwood and. Evelyn Davis graduates of the commercial class of J936, called to see friends at tiie college Friday, December 4. Mrs. Mary D. Kennedy went to Norfolk, Va., Friday. December 4, to meet her daughter, Mrs. Jack Meyers who just retui'ned ,to the United States after travenng in Eiu'ope. The annual Christmas tree i ]• the entire college family will , held Friday night, December : D, at 7;30 in the college gymnasiu: ', coming as a fitting climax to i.,-’ customary peanut week and l/. i other Christmas festivities bofo. -■ the holidays. At 7; 30 Friday evening, the t;.- tire college family will assemb." in the auditorium, ready for tho annual visit of Santa Claus to Chowan. When all have asscii bled, the president of Stuc’o: Government, Martha Seymou , will take her stand at the from .:.i the auditorium and each msnib;'.- of the college family w>ho has bcv . . peanutting wi’l fall in line ba!i., the one whom he has b?en peani^:- ting during the days given ovv: .■ that event. When all havr fallen in line, t ^ line will go into the gymnashj. v where the large tree lighted loaded with gifts, will be subjfi '. vO inc approval ol the and ready to give of its fruit; : > members of the college family. A i having assembled, Santa CUi. ^ will arrive to distribute the gilt.--', overlooking not a single membt f of ths college family. So wi'i; close the Christmas festivities r1' Chowan for on Saturday thv greater part of the college person nel will leave to spend the ho!.— days :n scattered part.s of th:' country. This Christmas tree for mem bers of the college family w:J come as a fitting climax to the ac tivities of the week, especially peanutting. During part of the week prior to December 18, mem bers of the college family will b;> engaged in that sport, known ; peanutting, which is one of t;>:- outstanding characteristics of Ch; - wan. On Wednesday, December 9, students, facult.y members, an'l other members of the college pe. - sonnel drew a name inclosed in ,•> peanut shell. This name was the name of the person whom, th:- drawer was to “peanut.” To “pea nut” means to give gifts of fruit, candy, nuts, toys, write notes and. anything el.se that the “peanuttej ’ may think that the “peanut” m:'gr;t enjoy. It might even include a ticket to the show. On Wednesday, December 16, peanutting will begin. For thre . days Chowan will be alive wi’’i excitement, thrills, and, above all, suspense. The hall table will bf covered with »ari-colored pack ages of all shapes and sizes. Th'■ stair posts will hold all khids o* objects. Packages will be foun/t in all kinds of unusual place.‘A Directions will be stuck in con- spicious placcs directing people unheard of places. Notes will by passed from hand to hand. Every one will be cxcited and laljorini'' under great .suspense, wondering- who his or her “peanut” is. Cai'e-> and troubles will be torgctteif i \ tho excitement. Peanut week started at Chowar' College before 1923. The idea w:..-: introduced by Mrs. Bob Britton c-' .'\hoskie. who was a graduate ox Bessie Tift College, and who usef) to be at the head of the cxpress:o.\ department at the college. Sni first used the plan of peanutting i->. (Continued on page 3)

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