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Volume XIII. No. 7.
Murfreesboro, N. C., ^larcli. 1937.
Elects Its Officers
Mattie Grey Hoggard is
Chowan President; Re-
tir Coiuioil Entertains
Scenes At Chowan College
The Student Government offi
cers for 1937-38 were elected dur
ing the chapel period, Tuesday,
March 16, from the names sub
mitted by the nominating commit
tee to the Student Body, Thurs
day, February 25.
From the nominations the fol
lowing officers were elected: Pre
sident, Mattie Grey Hoggard; vice-
president, Jean Holloman; house
president, Marion Holloman; se
cretary, Edith Evans; and treasur
er, Wertie Lee Marsh.
Mattie Grey Hoggard served as
class representative on the council
during her Sophomore year and as
secretary during her Junior year.
She has also been active in other
organizations. She is now presi
dent of her Sunday School class
and ijs serving the second year as
a Y. W. A. Circle leader. She has
served as Sunday School represen
tative on the Baptist Student Un
ion Council, and is at present the
third vice president which is the
devotional chairman. She is not
only popular with the students and
the faculty but is very responsi
ble and capable of holding the
position as student government
Jean Holloman, as vice presi-1
dent, has shown her many talents |
and has done much to help her |
-clasi.in. the tiirie years she has;
been in school here,
Marion Holloman, as house pre
sident, is capable of holding this
position. Since she has been here
she has been president of the Jun
ior class general secretary of B. Y.
P. U., Secretary of the Alathenian
Society, and Secretary of the B. S.
Edith Evans, as Secretary, comes
to Chowan from E. C. T. C. During
this year she has been elected pre
sident of the Sophomore class and
is very capable of holding her
position on tha council.
Wertie Lee Marsh, as treasurer,
has shown her ability in many
ways during her freshman year.
The nominating committee is
composed of the president of the
ten major student officers on the
campus, with the president of the
Student Government Council serv
ing as chairman.
This committee on February 25,
nominated two candidates for each
office of the Student Government
Association. These names were
recommended first to the students
and then to the faculty. In both
cases the report of the committee
was unanimously accepted. The
names submitted were as follows;
president, Mattie Grey Hoggard
and Carmen Morgan; vice presi
dent, Anna Frances Jones and
Jean Holloman; House president,
Florence Ward and Marion Hollo
man; Secretary, Edith Evans and
Pauline Byrum; and treasurer,
Wertie Lee Marsh and Johnston
On Tuesday, March 23, the
installation service was held in
which the old officers gave over
their duties to the new council.
After the election of officers for
the Student Government Associa
tion. the retiring members of the
council entertained the new coun
cil members with a theater party
Thursday night, March 18. Mrs.
Mary Kennedy was guest of honor.
The picture of the evening was
Camille, starring Greta Garbo and
Robert Taylor. After the .show,
the group went to “The Red Ap
ple" where they enjoyed a real
feed on chicken salad sandwiches
Those enjoying the occasion
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our IN ANNUAL
The Alathenian and Lucalian
Literary Societies of Chowan Col
lege held their annual Society Day
Friday, March 5. The day was fill
ed with contests in athletics, read
ing and debating.
The morning was taken up in
tennis and basketball in which the
Alathenians were victorious.- Mary
Long and Marion Holloman rep
resented the Alathenians and
Beatrice Martin and Elizabeth
Howard, the Lucalians.
The two readers for the contest
in the afternoon were Miss Fran
ces Edwards, Lucullan and Miss
Janice Jenkins, Alathenian. Miss
Jenkins received two votes to Miss
Edwards' one The judges were
Mrs. Mayon Parker of Ahoskie,
Mrs. Wesley Beale of Franklin,
and Mrs. W. D. Boone of Winton.
The debate on Friday night was
the last of the contests. The query
was. Resolved: That congress
should be empowered to regulate
maximum hours and minimum
.wages for industry.
Misses Ruth Taylor and Kather
ine Matthews, with A. Frances
Jones as alternate, represented the
Alathenian Society in upholding
the affirmative. Misses Martha
Seymour and Mary Smith with
Mary Alice Williams as alternate
represented the Lucalians in the
negative. The decision was ren
dered in favor of the affirmative.
The judges were Mr. G. M. Rains
of Courtland,. Va. Mr. Winfield
Crewe of Roanoke Rapids and Rev.
D. F. Waddell of Ahoskie.
After the debate all college stu
dents, faculty, friends and visitors
enjoyed a reception in the college
parlor honoring the readers and
CHOWAN FACES A CRISIS
THAT THREATENS HER LIFE
The Senior Class is sponsoring
a program of unusual interest in
the college auditorium, on Tues
day evening, March 30.
The main attraction is to be a
beauty contest under the direction
of Mr. H. M. Pui'viance of Boy
kins, Va. There will be three
j groups of beauties—small girls,
I young ladies, and couples. The
I entrants in the contest are spon
sored by various Arms of Mur-
I fresboro and neighboring towns.
; The sponsors will be announced
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Norman L. Blythe ins in
Contest; *‘A Soldier of
the Cross ’ Presented
Cliowaii Day Get
T^getlier Mar. 17
Final Plans to 13e Ma.’c
April 16; Majority Aji-
A :Ti."iSS meeting of the peop’, ■ I
the Cj'iowan and West Chowan
sociatior.s and the board of
Tees held in the auditorium . f
Chov,;in College Wednesii. v,
March 17, from 10.30 a. m, to !' :U
p. :r>, ; .>rder to make plans fo.
future viiich is swaying in c;
balance vctween closing and -
maining' open. Nothing defi.;.‘ ■
Hon. J. H. Matthews, Chair n .
of the Board of Trustees, read '
letter from Dr. J. H^nry H^, ‘ - .
smith. Chairman of the Boarr' '
Education which stated the
quirements that the college r/ :t
reach as a standard college be; c
the next fall term. About $525. I'O
will be needed. Mr. Matth;-. •
ask.vd for a statement of pl.' ns
from the floor to be used as a sc. ' -
Rfv. J. M. Duncan of the -
1 heiTin Baptist Church of M . -
, freesboro introduced the >
i feasible plan. He wanted the
, tors of the churches to ask f ■ 'i-
members to give the money w'. i\
I they have been giving to the C--
I operative program directly to C: ■ -
j wan College. Since the two A; —
: ciations have been contribir
I enough money tq cover the am;- .
; needed it s^eemed botn pracr- .1
. , ... , . , i and Chriiiian that Chowan Col;': ■:
bravely with one foot on the sta- .
,, J » .u i J should oecome the Mission cer I •»
ble ground of the past and the oth-I , ^ * j a
, . ■ , . ■ J f foi tne next five year.s instead ■ f
er reaching into the uncertainty of |
tomorrow. May the quick sand | '
History Show In-
Today Chowan College stands
never draw her noble head underl
Chowan was founded in 1848.
. From that year, the college has
j marched bravely on, surviving
: many crises which far surpass the
I one she now faccs. Even being
j moved from her early foundation
in '52 and being placed in her pre
sent situation did not cause her to
falter in her onward march. . -j , ,
came the Civil j with individual gifts wn ■ >
were offered and promises m;.'!^
Chowan College students play
ed an important part in the Eas
tern Carolina Regional B. T. U.
Convention at Elizabeth City.
March 12, 13.
Having been given the responsi
bility of presenting a play at the
Friday night session, “A Soldier
of the Cross” was selected by Miss
Carmen Morgan. B. T. U. Director
at the College. This is the same
play presented a short time ago
in the College auditorium. Many 1
commendable remarks were heard !
concerning the effectiveness of the ' these teiTible days. If she stood all
play. Many reported it to be the | qj that, can she not withstand the
most effective and inspirational, slight tempest that is threatenmg
drama they had ever seen of that' her today? Her daughters love her
nature. A number of invitations [ now as then and eastern Carolina
were extended for the play to be I needs her more than ever,
presented in other places. It is pro- : During the depression before the
bable that the players will go to world War, the college faced a
Lumbertori, N. C., on Friday even- i similar to the present one.
ing, March 26, to present the play | jt having a hard struggle for 1
before the Regional Convention of j existence. Equipment was badly |
needed. The most pressing needs \
Dr. J. H. Bunn, pastor of '
Murfreesboro Baptist Church
professor of Bible at the col’,
offered as a solution that if
many 10,000 of the 30.000 B;
tis:s ;n the two Chowan Assoc,
tions w'ouJd subscribe $5.00 a \ .
for ihe next five years, which
firm’y bejieved they would do. '
amount needed would be rai; -
Then, in 1861
War. Soldiers from the Union and I
Confederate Armies came and '
went, food was scarce and money j
was scarcer, but Chowan never 1
closed her doors. And remember, '
Chowan was the one college in the
state that did not close during
Chowan College was well re- .
presented on Saturday afternoon
during the last session when the
Speaker’s Contest was held. As an
entry from the West Chowan As
sociation, Norman L. Blythe won
first place, speaking for five minu- ;
tes on “Faith Produces Works."
The material was well selected and
effectively presented according to.
the judges. As a reward, Norman |
goes to the B. T. U. Summer As- .
sembly at Ridgecrest, N. C., in
June, all expenses paid by the
At the home-assignment desk it
were heating and lighting plants, i
a system of sewerage and water
works. These immediate needs
were met through endowments,
subscriptions, and pledges. Today,
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OF THE MAY
by business men in MurfreesL' o
he believed the plan would wr' ,
The question arose, however, “W I
the State accept the promise of ' i'
money?" Mr. Matthew’s ansv r
was “No. ’
In accepting either plan, ’ ■
first one of which was more g. •
erally approved Mr. Pfgrim pa.;:- i’
of Ashley Grove and Robert’s C,' -
pel churches, suggested that C^"'.-
wan needed earnest enthusia-.
prayer, and a spirit of optim' a
more than anything else in or:’- r
to get the people’s cooperati
“Boost the College" was his ch-’-
lenge. He firmly believed that ‘ •
people have to a ce.tain ex:^ t
I forgotten the college. His app> I
was followed by further encouy'’.-
gement made by botli pastors j. (
laymen. The problem before ‘
pastors was to get the people
consent to the plan of Mr. D; i-
Mr. J. Mayon Parker, editor f
the HERTFORD COUNTY HE-’-
ALD, stated that “Charity beg.'-"
at home,’’ and pledged his coop'- -
ation with the plan. He offi. •!
to use the paper to advertise : I
Miss Eleanor Payne has been ; to appeal to the peoplr^.
elected May Queen of 1937 by a ; Mr. Elmer Parker of Murfre-: -
vote of the student body and will ! boro, pledged the support of
was learned that at least ten d:f-! be crowned at the anuual May ' people in the college town and
ferent homes had asked for Cho- Day B'estival which will be held in | fered personal gifts amountin.r j
wan students. Many Chowan, May. | value to S800.
graduates of former years were j Miss Payne, daughter of Mr. and :
“ ” I ^ ^ ^ ^ — I Jf-% «T n ! i
After these suggestions, K
Oscar Creech of Ahoskie Bap*
present and expressed their pleas- ; Mrs. Douglass Payne is a member |
ure in seeing the College so well of the Senior class. She lives in ; Church, and Mr. J. L. White ■ •'
! represented in the Convention. ; Murfreesboro and has the honor of ‘ Elizabeth City made a motion 6
A number of students stayed , being the second day student ever j have a visiting speaker, includ Ir
: over night for the sessions of Sat- j to be chosen May Queen at Cho- | Mr. Mattnews, to speak in as m^ y-
' urday. These were made up most- wan. Since entering school here, | of the c.hurches as possible ant. ' y
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