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MERRY CHRISTMAS to
\'ol. 1. No. +—Dec. 6, 1949
Chowan Collette, M urfree.shoro, X. (,'.
Dec. 17—Jan. 2
and Lecturer Makes
Dr. Kiriby Page, Nobel prize
winner in internation relations
and former Yale lecturer, spoke
Wednesday evening in the audi
torium on “The Christian Way,
the Only Way”.
Dr, Page explained both the
military and the Christian way
of dealing with our enemy and
facing a world crisis. The Christ
ian way, he said, is the only way
The fruit of Thanksgiving in
stalled in the Alathenians a “go
forward attitude." After driving
doiwn pine drive on returning
home, the members seemed to
take a new attitude toward society
life and officers hav'e buckled
down to hard work in a sincere i
The first product of the new
era came Saturday when the
Alathenians sijonsored a song fes
tival in connection with closed
and visitors’ weekend. A variety
of songs and Christmas decora
tions in the society hall where the
program was held provided a fes
The next regular meeting of the
-scrat -ecsK!' Wodne^'day,
Decemjber 7, in the hall. A spe
cial program of Christmas music
has been planned. Miss Dorothy
Ballinger of the music depart
ment will present "Mistlfetoe and
Holly" which will be an illustrat
ed talk with Christmas carols.
Miss Ballinger, a converted Yan
kee, is originally from Medford,
New Jersey: She is a graduate of
Westminister Choir College in
Princeton N,ew Jersey and has
held positions in Newnan, Geor
gia, ad Franklin, Virginia.
During the week before Christ
mas holidays begin, the Alathen
ians have planned an unique en
tertainment feature — a carojing
party. Each member of the soci«ty
will be allowed to invite one guest
to attend the song party. The
group will form on the steps of
“The Columns” and procfeed from
there to serenade the townsfolk
in the spirit of Christmas. After
the caroling the society will re
turn to its hall for a short social
pferlod and refreshments.
to deal with the problem and
enemy because God’s tteaching is
for peace, not war. Dr. Page said
that “We cannot live the way we
are living much longer and con
tinue to spend fifteen billion dol
lars a year on atomic and bacter
ial warfare.’’ He went on to say
that there is “sufficient killing
power in our armed forces today
to destroy the peoples of the
In advocating the Christian way
as the way of survival. Dr. Page
suggested three things: putting
the Marshall Plan in the hands
of the United Nations, benefit-
ting all countries, and giving eco-
omical aid instead of military aid
to countries needing it.
In dealing with Russia, the
speaker urged prayer as the only
weaipon for peace and the only
way that the meek shall inherit
the earth. He used biblical scrip
ture to emphasize the point that
those that take the sword shall
die by it.
The speaker was introduced by
Harry Jarvis, professor of history.
Prior to the lecture the Murfrees
boro Rotary was host to dinner in
the cafeteria to the Ahoskie Rot
ary Club and the Chowan and
Murfreesboro High faculties witt
Dr, and Mrs. Page a"! special
The regular meeting of the
Lucalian Society was held Wed
nesday Novem‘Ker 16. The minutes
were read after which ths treas
urer gave a report of those who
had not paid their dues and re
quested this to be taken care of
right away. Mr. Joel C. Holland
who owns a gift shop in town is
negotiating with several jewelry
firms relative to the making of
the pins both societies.
The girls of the society plan to
organize a basketball team and
hope to play against local high
The program consisted- of a dte-
votional, discussion of the society
song and an extemporaneous talk
by Ellen Downs on “My Favorite
The next regular meeting will
be held Decermber 14.
CAROL VESPER SERVICE
WILL BE DECEMBER 11
The Chowan Glee Club of,
thirty voices will make its first
public , appearance on Sunday, |
December 11, in a Christmas I
Carol Candlelight Vesper Service. |
The Carol Service, scheduled for |
five o’clock in the afternoon., will j
be composed of special choral
numibers by the glee club ,solos,
Prom—Merry Hill, N. C.
Graduated from—East Carolina
Opinion of students—Pine group
“My wish for the Chowan stu
dents is to have peace of mind
and be themselves at their best
all the time.”
Main interest—(besides teach
ing) Woodland Baptist Church.
“I hope the football team pass
duets, trios, and quartets. Special
invitation to choirs from local
and community churches inviting
them to join with the glee club in
singing the final grouip of carols
have been issued by the director,
Joel C. Holland.
The decoration planned for the
carol service together with the
inspirational music to be sung,
places this service, as a highlight
in the first semester activities
both for the student and the
public which is invited.
At .tjie meeting of the Baptist
State Convention held in Rateigh,
November 15-17, the following list
of new trustees for Chowan were
Sanford Aydtett, Elizabeth City
A. E. Bowen, Windsor
Harry Hill, Murfreesiboro
Mrs. Lee Parker, a Chowan
C. C. Ward, Rock Mount
Bahnson Weathers, Roanoke
The term of the new trustees
will expire in 1953,
Dec, 5—President D. B. Bunn,
Dec. 7 —Mr. Leon Spencer, Cho
Dec.. 9 —Mrs. Gordon Maddi'ey,
Dec. 12—Geneva Harris. Student
Dec. 14—Shirley Davis. B. T. U.
President D. B. Bunn has ann- '
ounced Christmas holidays to bte'
from 12:45, Saturday, December
17 to 8:00, Monday, January 2.'
The change in date for getting '
out was moved to December 17
from D’ecem'ber 21, in order that
a large number of students might
avail themselves of opportunities
I to work during the week prior to
The past weekend was a closed i
one with students being allowed \
! to invit? high School seniors as
j special guests for the purpose of
seeing the coll’ege and enjoying
I a program of religious and enter-
I tainment features,
j Saturday afternoon the Ala- |
I thenians presented a Song Festi-
I val in their society hall. Popular
I songs, Christmas music, and spe-
I cial numibers were presented. |
Decorations of the Yuletide sea-.
son added a note of festivity. 1
Nina Turner direct-d thr pro-1
At five o'clock the B. S. U.
under the direction of Shirley
Davis, president conducted a
special Vesper service.
At eight o’clock the Lucalians
I held a Bingo party in their hall
which attracted a large crowd of
students and visitors. Novel priz
es were presented, and refresh-
m’ents of apples and parched pea
nuts were served. At the conclu
sion of the games, the group sang
On Friday evening, December 2,
the students and faculty were
guests at an informal dance given
by Mrs. P. Condrey ad Mrs. David
Day in the recreation room over
Chitty's store. The room was
decorated in evergreens and a
Christmas motif. A large red and
white bow was on the door. Music
was furnished by phonograph.
Approximately seventy - five
students enjoyed the ho.'ipitality
of the hostesses who served drinks
and cookies at intermission. Sev
eral members of the faculty ser
ved as chaperones. Misses Doris
Atbott, Hazel Griffin, Jennie
Daughtrey, Mrs. Thigpen, and
Mr. and Mrs. Jarvis.
The students are appreciative
of the kindness of the hostesses
in making for them an enjoy
Homecoming Day, November 11
—(What an excelfend time for Cho
wan to shine. A good deal of work
had to be done first, so everyone
got out his old clothes and pre
parations before homecoming. The
yards and dormitories were clean
ed and decorations put up for this
imiportant day, when the public
would be guests of the coll’ege. Of
eouse, there wasn’t much that
could be done at this time. Fur
ther plans for campus beautifi
cation are now bfeing made. A
ro.se garden, flanked and bordered
by shrubs ad evergreens, has been
designed by a landscape artist for
All the gials carry little cases
Designed for making uji their
We wish they had some other
Designed for making up their
plans are underway for the pub
lication of the annual, the CHO-
WiANOKA, which will L'e'ready oy
the end of school.
A partial list 'cf staff nrembers
has been appointed. Kathryn
Br\ai.t will be editor with Betty
Jean Taylcr and Ann Jackson as
associate editors. Betty Jean Con
drey is art editor and B’etty
Gj3nn Griffin is the associate
editor. Pervist Miles is business
manager and Ellen Downs is
assistant business managir.
Individual p.ctures will te 'tak
en all day V/adnesday by Joel
Cock H 'Hand, local photographer
and ra.'r';er of the faculty, ’fhe
tentative schedule for having in- '
dividual pictures mad’s now calls:
for the sophomore class at 8:30
a.m. This group will be followed j
by the day students at 9:00. A >
schedule for the remaind'er of
the student body will be posted '
on the bulhtin board. All .students j
other than sojihomores, whether,
,'^:pecial or one-year secretarial, ;
will be classified as freshmen. I
Group pictures will be madt
later. The presidents of all or
ganizations are urjed to read the
bulletin board every day in ;rdor
During the chapel exercises on
Wednesday morning, the Rever
end J. E. Garlington, of the Con
way Methodist Church, gave an
inspiring message on "The Use of
Mr. Garlington read from
James 3:1-13 and said what a
difference it would make in our
conversation if we could go to the
market place to buy wo;ds. We
should speak words of praise,
hcve and en'.'luragemer.t for by
our words ve are justified. Idle |
gossip, criticism and vulgarity'
should be avoided in homes be-!
cause it is taken in by children.
It destroys home life and affects
The sp-aker also stated that the
kiri cf Gods’ weto of words is love,
appreciation and joy.
that they will know when their
group is to appear.
Individual pictures are to be
taken in the Lucalian So-clety
Students who have taken pic
tures of anj» activities or individ
uals on the cainpus are ur^cd to
lend these pictures to the CHO-
WANKA staff for publication.
^acUity advisers to ihe an
nual are Mr. and Mrs. Harry
Jarvis and Mr. Leon Spencer,
business manager cf the college.
The Y.W.A. Council of the West
Chowan Baptist Association held
its banquet i.i the College cafe
teria Tuesday evening, Novemler
29. A dilicious three course dinner
was served by the W. M. S. ol tha
Mehernn Baptist Church.
Mis Theo Harrell cf Cplerain
presided over the meeting and
Miss Ola Mae Johnson of Crcci:-:-
acted as secretary.
The theme of the prosram.
which represented a ship, wiis
‘launching Out Aboard tl.e
Queen Y. W. A.’’. The h'.mn.
■'O, Zion Haste’ was sung by the
group alter- which MiJ^ U. a
Whit'e of Severn led in pra;.c .
After the business session, Mrs.
Mutt Brlnklfv of Colerain g.ive
The theme of the program was
carried out in reports on mi-^ion
‘M'dv =;t»wardship. and co:rmun-
ity missions. Mrs. Grady Bridgers
of Jackson gave a report of t'-’e
Y. W. A.s from Hertford, Bti’t-'e,
and Northampton counties ar.d
al.so the report on tewardship.
Mrs. J. C. Cherry of Ahh-:Ji3
gave the report on community
Special music was rendered by
Ruth Taylor and Mary Lee Vin
son of Chowan College.
A short address was given b/
Mrs. I. A. Ward of Hertford oil
the subject, “God Speed”.
For the bendiction everyore
sang “Blest Be the Tie 'That
STUDENTS VISIT TWO
COLLEGES TO STUDY
Representatives of the Chowan
student body visited Wake Forest
and Cam.;:bell Colleges on Novem
ber 30. The purpose of this trip
was to secure infoimatio.i aoout
hciw the Bf.iotist Student Union
and the Student Government or.
ganizations are operated in other
Shirley Davis. Betty Griffin,
Gene PrOctor, Ryland Bradley,
Miss Jo Keeter, the Rev. Wan'en
Taylor, pastor of the Murfreesboro
Baptist Churoh, were representa
tives at Camp'oell College. They
found the functions of Cair.'.:’oell
very much like those at Chowan.
It is hoped in the near future
that Chcwan can build its Bap
tist Student Union to the high
stadards claimed by Cacmpbell.
Those representing Chowan at
Wake Forest were Geneva Harris,
Anne Jackson, Eva Hunt, Bc’.^i'oy
Dough. Joe Butler, and Mr. C. V.
Williams. The president of the
student government of Wake Fy)r-
est was beneficial in giving advice
on the organization and functions
of Chowan student government.
Both groups were very much
impressed and feel that the Cho
wan organizations will be greatly
improved by the introduction of
suggestions from the schools
! Several faculty committees hr;\e
been recently appointed by Presi
dent Bunn. Among them is a
committee to arrange for pt’;'.ic
entertainments. Mr. Eugene Wil
liams will head the committee and
be assisted by Mr. Joel C. Holland,
' Mr. L’eon Spencer, and Miss Hazel
Griffin. Negotiations already have
been underway to brig the C.irc-
lina Playmakers and the North.
Carolina Symphony Orchestra
A curriculum committ’ee, c:ni-
posed of Chairman Harry Jarvis.
Mr. E'.'eert O'Connell, and Miss Jo
Keeter, was appointed. The com
mittee will study the curriculum
and make recommendaticns f;r
the spring semester and n::;t
A committee on registration to
, make plans for registration for
the spring semester was named.
, with Mr. C. V. Williams as chair-
I man. Others on this comtpitt^-?
! are Mr. Austin Staples and Mi .i
' Doris Abbott.