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MURFREESBORO, N. C.
MONDAY, OCT. 10 1949
Faculty Adopts Plans
for Grades, Reports
At a recent facility meeting sev
eral it€ms of interest pertaining
to scholastic policies were adopt
ed. Topics such as class cuts,
quality points, grades, and reports
were discussed and definite regu
lations on these were decided on.
A few other policies will be de
The grading sj-stem adopted is
A for 95-100; B. 90-94; C, 80-89;
D, 70-79; F, fail; and I, incom
plete. The failing mark is 70. An
lncomplet.e means that a student
will be given an opportunity to
The Brown Lady
She’s coming! Yep, she’s
cominif. .411 dressed in rustling
brown taffeta, creeping quietly
and softly up and down the
halls of fihe girls’ dormitories.
It’s Hallowe'en that she'll be
here; in fact it’s alwav.? on
Hallowe’en that sJie comes. I!e-
turns, that is. Not for a jolly
visit; cCi, no. But to haunt the
grounds and corridors where
Fate dealt her a fatal blow.
Its said she comes with blood,
red bloKl, fresh blood on her
hands and lures Chowan dam
sels tjnietly out into the woods
and forces them to write their
names on secret stones in bloiod
too. especially does the visitor
like to claim for her victims
the love-lom and smitten dam
sels, for the visitor herself was
'the tragic victim of a tragic
love affair. The story goes that
she plimged to |ht'.' bloody
death from a third story win
dow as a result of her lover's
unfaithfulness. The lady? The
make up any major assignments,
as term papers, tests, or exami
nation; provided he had an ex*
cused absence for the date or
dates the work, was missed; uow-
ever, the work must be made up
during the following semestei or
the I automatically becomes an
In connection with grades, 5
quality points will be given for an
A, 2 for a B, and 1 for a C. A
grade of D carries no quality
points. In the case of a student
making an A on a 3-hour course,
he receives 3 quality points tor
each credit hour, or a total of 9
qualify points; if the grade is B,
he receives 2x3 or 6 quality points;
and for C, l.x3 or 3 quality points.
Sixty quality points are needed lo
enter a senior college.
Students will be allowed one cut
per credit hour per class. That is,
if a student is enrolled in a 3
credit course, he is allowed 3 cuts
per semester. A further study will
be made in regard to excess class
cuts and chapel cuts.
Report cards will be issued at
mid-semester and again at the
end of the semester. Mid-tall-5e-
mester will be about the first week
It was decidec} that 3 tardies
would be the equivalent of an ao-
sence from class. Mrs. Thi^per.
will handle excuses from the gu'ls,
and until a dean of boys is ap
pointed. Ml'. Bunn and Mr. Spen
cer will be in charge of boys' ex
President Bunn appointed a fa
culty committee to study require
ments on admissions, curriculum,
and graduation.. On the commit
tee are Chairman C. V. Williams,
Mr. Jarvis, Misses Griffin and
Harris, Butler to Head
Student Gov't Body
At the election of Chowan
College student Government off
icers held October 4, Geneva Har-
GENEV.\ HARRIS, of Elizabeth
City, the newly elected President
of the Student Government.
ris of Elizabeth City was chosen ]
president. Other officers elected I
were: Joe Butler, Vice-President, I
Eliza/beth City; Frances Joyner,
Secretary, Sicotland Neck; Greta
Churchill, Treasurer, Roanoke |
Rapids; and Eva Hunt, Reporter, |
President Harris was graduated
from Elizajfceth City High School i
in June, 1949. She was an out- |
standing student among her
classmates, taking part in many j
of the school activities. The Beta '
Club Chapter at Elizabeth City :
High School elected her as Secre
tary; her fellow students voted
her as the “Most Studious Girl”
I in the senior class. She wos an
honorary member of the Tri-Hi-Y,
and she still found time to help
inspire the boys and girls partici
pating in Athletic contest by ser
ving as a cheerleader. Scholastic
ally she rated among the top ten
in her classes.
The newly elected president
states that she and student coun
cil already are making plans for
the coming year. Hand books are
being published containing in
formation about the school as '
well as rules and regulations, j
At a meeting of the student
Glee Club Organized
On Monday evening, Octobei'
3rd, the first official rehearsal
the Chowan College Glee Club ol
•49 was held. There were aboui,
forty-one present; twenty-one
girls and twenty bei's.
iMr. Holland talked to the group
about thirty minutes on the es
sentials of good choral develop
ment, two of which were breath
ing and posture.
Those who are now members
Betty Glerm Griffin
Betty Jean 1’aylor
Jane Ellen Jefnigan
Georgia Dean Riddick
Mary Lee Vinson
Ellen Nance Downs
Lon?, Nell Worrell
lieroy Pruden, Jr.
John R. Moore, Jr.
Tommy Burkett, Jr.
Song Service Fund
On Sunday afternoon, Oct. 2, in
the Chowan College Auditorium
the South Street- Quartet of
Portsmouth, Va.. presented a Song
Service imder the direction of J.
N. Megginson. A lai-ge audience
was present. Aa offering of $175
was taken. One hundred of this
■will go for a scholarship for some
worthy person. The remaining
$75 will be added to later and
grtven to ClKTOun College.
The program was sponsored by
the W. B. Edwards Circle of the
Murlree^ro Baptist Church.
R. D. Belch
J. N. Wilcox
The director states that he Is
well pleased with the response and
closed the membership at rehear
Music has been ordered and is
e.xpected to arrive before the next
Mr. Holland states that there
are two main objectives of the
glee club for this semester: Its
appearance at the State Baptist
Convention in Raleigh about the
mid-dle of November and a Christ
mas program here at the college.
MORE ON PAGE TWO
Miss Ballenger and Chowan Talent
Make Several Public Appearances
Ch.'wan tHk-'ir ''ix- -'ince .jChoo
opening already let itself be ^
known on various occasions. The I
following girls have performed'
within the past three weeks. |
Barbara Jor.es was guest soloist;
at the Ahoskie Kiwanis Club
W'hich also had as its guests the 1
Tarljoro Kiwanis Club. Barbara,
sang "One Alone". Miss Dorothy ^
Ballenger. piano teacher, also |
played "Clair De Lune".
At the Exchange Club in Mur-
freeboro Mary Lee Vinson and
Ruth Taylor performed. Majy
Lee sang two solos "The Man I:
Love" and "Some^body Loves Me” j
by George Gershwin, and a piano j
solo, "Romance” by Rubenstein, |
was given by Ruth Taylor. Mary :
lee and Ruth aLso sang two duets
'The Desert Song” and “When
Day Is Done”.
group ot girls ai 5 Bim^r meet
ing at the Franklin Baptist
Ninn Tiiriipv .rpnn R'.inn.
Davis, and Ruth ^
Ruth Taylor played two piano
selections, "Meditation” and
"Sunrise Serenade". Shirley Davis
also sang "I Don't See Me In
Your Eyes Anymore” aid "The
Big Brown Bear”.
body Thursday, President Harris
asked the students for their sup
port and in accepting the posion,
stated that she realized the res
ponsibility the council was
undertaking in serving the school
in its first year of re-opening.
Will Draw for
Which color do you like better,
green or orchid? That's just about
the question that will be put to
you on Thursday of this week. IX
you like green, the Alathenian
society wUl claim you; if you
like orchid, a Lucalian you will
be. And the home of the Alathen-
ians will be the green room,
whereas the Lucalians will take
up in the orchid room.
It may be that your mom, op
big sis, or grandma belonged to
one or the other society, in whi;h
case no doubt will cast for the
family color. But If it doesn't
matter, you can cast lots anyway.
You can't go wrong.
After the selection of mem'bers
and the election of officers, the
old rivalry in traditional society
spirit will be revived not to be
excelled in any but the Hatfield-
McCoy manner. In a social way,
in the field of v, >
tural H'jy as in pro?r.'in--i -if
drama, debate, music and speech
making, each society will set out
to excell. During the spring com
petition will reach its ;>eak wh?n
Society Day is held.
The aim is to have the
societies evenly divided so that
all v.ill be fair in love, war and
Chowanian Staff Elected
On Tuesday, September 27, the
staff of the Chowan College paper,
"The Ciiowanian”, was elected by
the student body. Mary Alice
Wade was elected editor-in-chief
with Jimmie Coker as managing
editor. Other mem'bers cif the
Society Editor—Barbsta Thom
Sports Editors—Curtis Copeland
Announcing the Arrival of ...
and EKen Downs;
Feature Editor—Barbara Jones;
News Editor—John R. Moore;
Advertising Manager-^Leslie; .
Circulation Manager — Ruth
The paper will be published
semi-monthly with the first issue
being distributed on Tuesday, Oc
The announcement this week
by Mr. Joel C. Holland, head of
the Voice and Piano Department,
that plars for a Musical Society
MORE ON PAGE TWO
-Ijime—Monday, Oct. 10.1949 Size—4 Pages
"WcCee—Chowan College, Murfreesboro, N. C.
fe^ttendance — Miss Hazel Griffin, Mr.Elbert O'Connell, and Staff
Chowan has a large number
of transfer students, most of
whom are sophomores. A few,
however, are enrolled in the
one-year commercial course.
Four different states are rep
resented: North Carolina, \’ir-
ginia, Georgia and Delawarv.
The students and the collese
from which they transferred
are as follows:
Jchn R. Moore from North
Georgie College at Dahlonc^a,
Lonnie' and Leslie Walston
and Jack Peele from Camp
Henry Boyd from Wake For
P’rances Peele and Jane Ellen
Jernigan from East Carolina
Perviiit iMlllard Miles, 1I1»
from Louisburg College;
Jean Bunn from [Vfa.rY WAsb.
ihgton uoiieg*; ^ Fredericks
“ iviary Alice wade from Mad
ison College at HarriM>nburg,
Payton Crockett from Bea
con College at Wilmington,