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MURFREESL ivi. (,
\ ol. 1, Xo. 5—Jan. 17, 1950
Chowan College. Murfreesboro, X. C.
Thte West Chowan Association
has paid $20,890.68 to the benefit'
of Chowan College; however six'
churcljes out of fifty-eight chur- '
ches have reached their goals.
Thes six churches are Ashley’s
Grove. Creeks-! Students will be admitted free
vilk. Holly Grove. Menola. and
Wallace, the famous magician,
will present one of his enter
taining and thrilling shows here
in the college auditorium Sat
urday night at 8:00 p.m.
The program will be for the
students and for the public.
Plans tor Spring Term Courses
and Registration Being Completed
Pleasant Grove. Ashley's Grove
has over-reached its goal by
There are sixty churches in
the Chowan Association. Chowan
College has received $2.056j34
from the Chowan Association.
President Bunn says, “We feel
proud of the churches that have
reached their goal. We are hoping
that the other churches will
reach their goal because Chowan
needs the support of the Baptist
Ch'irches in the West Chowan
and Chowan Association very
as a result of paying their acti
vity fee at registration; however
an admission will be charged
the public in order to defray
expienses. Members of the Girls’
and Boys' Athletic Association
will sell tickets. Any proceeds
left after expenses are paid will
go to the two athletic associa
tions. Admission will be 60c and
Wallace always presents an
entering show of magic and
thrill which is sure to please
everyone. The performer is
well-known throughout the
Bertie Union Meet
At the Bertie Union Meeting of
the West Chowan Baptist Associ
ation to be held at Riverside Bap
tist Church on Friday, January
20. Mr. Austin Staples, Bible
H wic Personal Hygiene, credit.
n«re°'stude^t?1nrin/?h^"‘ • i direction of his
more students dunng the spring advisor, he may re°ister for his
E^ch "'student wifra?so
^ requested to fill out various
Phvri 1 Anatomy and questionnaires for the Dean the
Physi^gy. The Physical Educa- , Alumni files, and the ReAstrar'!
tion Department offers the fol-I office and for the Oon^elfv
Classes will begin for the spring
two setnesl'er Tuesday, January 31.
Radio Club Has
Twenty members of the Radio
Special State Committee
Studies Chowan's Progress
will havt! charge of the chapel ex
I ercises tomorrow (W;d.f. Mrs.
1 Lemuel Lee, a graduate of Cho-
; wan and a resident of Murfrees-
I boro, will tell stories about the i
i college and some of its traditions. i
„ ation have already given about' coming from this campus!
mittee from the General Statte i 50 percent of their quota of $50.- ' •'‘’’’““Sh its century of existence |
teacher and chaplain of the col- v,
lege, will speak at the morning T^ibW ;
session on the topic, -Baptist and hour Folk semester
Baptism". ^ hour. Folk Dancing, credit, one;
During the afternoon session, ^ i
M. M. Revelle .public relations ZZhr *iU be;
director of the college, will give a ! enough students regis- j
report on Chowan. The theme of i,- u ^ u % t —
the meeting will be "Baptist Dis w>urses which will be repeated : C^Iub met January 10 to plan fu-
tinctives” ; the spring semester are radio programs which can be
; as follows: English 101, French 1, heard over the AhosUe station
j Algebra 101 and Sccialogy 100. , each Sunday morning at 9:15 ajn.
Registration will be held Mon- '‘’he program to be presented
The Lucalian literS'r-v 30. Before being I’ext Sunday will be under the
a lo„ed to register, ev'eryonemusl 'direcaon of Shirley Davis. Gen-
settle financially m the Bursar's Hams will talk on student
office. Then the student will be : government; Angela Johnson will
A special Investigating Com- -
. the General Statte i
Baptist Board, composed of five '
outstanding men of the
entitled to enter the liibrary
I 000, and churches 61 the Chowan I numerous and sometimes
. . - — state, I Association about 20 percent of t®'“ulous. This should be a pro-
Visited Chowan College January ^ their quota of $25,000 I interest to evtery student
J. to investigate the school’s gen- : The committee members had ^ faculty meinber. The society committee with Joel c. Holland
eial progress following renova- | compliments for the prooress that ' *^ave the Alma as chairman is working on a ser-
tion and reopening, and to receive I has been made at Cho°wan- for Iat its program. 'of programs to be presented
lurtner information as to its the-neatness of the beautiful'for • Friday of this Week the • to the students and public during
luture needs. ! campus, the modernized Alathenian Society will present . the spring semester.
The committee—consisting of
Dr. Charles A. Maddrey of Wil
mington, chairman: Dr. Clyde
Turner of Raleigh and Greens
boro, Leroy Martin of Raleigh,
Claude Gaddy of Raleigh, and
W. D. Teague of Greensboro—ar
rived In Murfreesboro early in
the moning, spent several hours
inspecting the college Board of
Trustees in the afternoon -Tt uit.--
liea une scnool to stuoy tne ad
visability of presenting Chowan
with a special gift as requested
last Novem'ber at the regular
State Board meeting.
The Committee concluded its
activities here with an executive
session of approximately an hour,
informing President B. D. Bunn
it would make a report to the
General Board in Charlotte on
January 17, I today).
Walter H. Evans of Harrells-
■ville presided over the Board of
Trustees in the first meeting
since Evans became board chair
The trustees told the commit
tee how much money had been
raised since plans for renovation
and reopening began, and how
much will be needed to complete
this year's term.
The conclusion was reached
that if the churches of the Cho
wan and West Chcwan Associa
tions fulfill their pledges 100 per
cent, this, along with the prim-
ised aid front the State Board
Will bring the first year to an
end with the school in good fin
ancial shape. Should the churches
^fail to meet their pledges, total- ^
ling $75,000, however, the school ^ ,-ight from the beginning that it's
buildings, the equipment, and or
derly operational procedure.
Local sources have expressed
the hope the special gift being
sought may be a sizeable one, in
view of the local effort and large
donations which have made poss
ible the renovation and reopening
of Chowan, a school which has
long been a credit to Murfrees-
Exams will begin Tuesday, Jan
uary 24. and continue through
Friday, January 27. Three exams
will be given each day; the first
from 8-10 o'clock: the second,
10-10:30; and th^ third 1:30-3:30.
Following is the schedule:
Tuesday—8:15-9:15 MWF. 2:45-
3:45 TTS, 8:15-9:15 TTS;
11:45-12:46 TTS, 2:45-3:45 MWF.
1:45-2:45 MWF, 10:45-11:45 TTS.
Friday—9:15-10:15 TTS. 1:45-
2:45 TTS, 11:45-12:45 MWF.
By B. T.
Hi everybody! This is some
thing new—something you've all
been looking for ... a column
about you. But don't get me
wrong. We v.’ant you to know
play piano selections; and Betty
Griffin will present the highlights
of the athletic and acad'emic life
at the college since the Christ
Mr. Eugene Williams is the new
advisor cf th'e clu'o, and he says
he expects the club "to be an
active and valuable department
of school life". MemL'ers will par
ticipate regularly, Mr, Williams
says in an effort "to dispel fear
and stage fright and to promote
poise; force, and literary aoilities.
“From time, to time outstanding
persons in the radio field will
the chapel program. The Carolina Playmakers of the
On January 23, Dr. Paul D. University of North Carolina will
Camp, M .D. of Fi-an.klin. Vir- Present the premier performance sne^k tn the r-hTh
ginia, w-ill ,s;>:ak on a medical Five new members have bem
added to the Club: Geneva Har-
topic in terms for the layman.
During exams, there will not
be any chapel.
b?en instrumental in b^n^ ^e | “i^^-Thrr m^^l Sinoda!;!
a lecturer to the coll'&ge. Ar.noun-
cements will be made later con-
Assisting Mr. Holland on thie
committee are Miss Hazel Grif
fin and Mr. Eugene Williams.
a ^ ruuelic oil Dtvc.i-oei' II,
1949. This progratTi was given by
members of tha Chowan Union. ..
cernmg these programs.
m the Murfreesboro Baptist
Those taking parts in the pro
gram were Lonnie Harrell. Eva
Hunt, Lena Worrell, Maible
Johnson. Mar»in Gibson, Bar
bara Thomason, Ann Jackson,
and Shirley Davis.
Matole Johnson and Marvin
G:!bson gave a report of th'e State
Baptist Student' Union Conven
tion which they attended in Win
ston-Salem in Octcfber.
Baitoara Thomason told of her
decision as to why .she joined the
church at college.
After 5,pedal mUsic the program
ended with a Hymn of invitation
and a prayer.
The annual staff is making
rapid progress in th'e preparation
of the "Chowanoka" with the
taking of group pictures last week.
The group photographs of the
Radio Clug, student government,
the men's and women's judiciar
ies, and the Althenia nand Luca
lian societies were taken. All in-
The staff of the Chowanian met
withs advi.sers on Wednesday,
January 4, to elect the staff
mei.nbers for the following semes
ter. Anjie Onley is the new editor.
To each member was e.xtended
the privilege of changing his pos
ition, retaining it, or surrender
ing it to a successor. Practically
all the staff elected to remain in
their respective positions. A
few new reyortors were appoint
ed. They are Angela Johnson,
Shirley Davis, and Lona Nell
Miss Griffin will act as advisor
to the editorial staff and Mr.
O'Connell to the business staff.
Miss Griffin stated that - here
after the editorial staff will not
make its plans for an issue un-
March of Dimes
dividual pictures except those of til the business staff has secured
the faculty were made before
the holidays and proofs wei'e re
turned last week.
Mr. Joel C. Holland of the fac-
Join the March of Dimes, Janu
ary 16-31. Here are some facts
about polio about which you can
contribute for research and help.
. 1. During the 1949 epidemic an
86 year old nan in Nebraska and being edit'ed by Kathryn Bryant,
a 4-day old child in Minnesota with Mr. and Mrs. Harry Jarvis
ads first. In this way, the editot-
ial staff will be assured first of
funds for publication and of the
space that will be allocated for
ulty is doing the photographic ; news. In the past, it has been im
work for the annual, which is; i)ossi‘ble for the staff to know trie
will be in bad .shape.
It was revealed that the chur
ches of the West Chowan Associ-
Pla ns of Baptists
to Help Chowan
At a meeting of the WMU of
the Chowan Baptist Association
held January 10 at Edenton, it
was votfed that each member would
make a weekly offering of five or
ten or twenty cents to be paid
monthly to the general treasury
and in turn paid to Chowan Col
lege. It is estimated that in this
way approximately $7,000 can be
raised for the college. President
B. D. Bunn w'as piesent at the
meeyng and spoke on the needs
and work of the college.
The West Chowan Baptist Chur
ches have pledged-already $1 per
member, and progress is being
made in collecting the pledges
all in fun. It’s not supposed to
be one of those columns which
includes all the gossip and dirt
that can be dug up about our
fellcw classmates. This way, we
hope nobody gets his feelings hurt.
If you don't think goini; around
in circles pays off—take a look
around you. "B.J." Jones, Mar
jorie riythe and Miss Abbott have
been going around in circles for
several months now, and look
what it got them—a man and a
change of names ifrom Miss to
Mrs.I. Good luck to all of you!
Helen Brown has stars in her
eyes and a ring on her third fin
ger, left hand. We’ve always
heard that it was hard not to
get along when the holiday sea
son was glowing with festivity,
and we believe it.
Lonnie and Geneva came back
from the Christmas holidays 'n
full agreement too.
O'Neil Hurdle is absolutely
frightened to death of lizards
and mice. A tip to Joe B. Mary
Alice came upstairs singing "My
were stricken with the disease.
2. In 1946 polio struck all nine
children of the Frank Andres
family in Minnesota.
3. Polio is thought to be as old
as civilization itself; ancient
Egyptian fcas reliefs reveal figures
w,th withered limbs.
4. March of Dimes Research
played a vital role in World Wr.r
il. A by-product of its re.search
contributed to the development of
a vaccine for Japanese encepha
litis, a disease which otherv.isg
would have threatened our arm
ed forces during the Pacific cam
as faculty advisers.
Mr. Jarvis states that the ann
ual will be ready for the v^’ss
about the middle of F'e'oruary.
The Dowd publishing company of
Charlotte will print the bcok.
spac'e that will be taken for ads
and for news. “At the last min
ute". Miss Griffin says, "the staff
has to fill in -space with news,
space that should have been
takw by adds."
Mr. O’Connell reported that
"the funds for publication of the
CHOWANIAN will be depleted
Allowance should oe made if with this issue, and that the stafi
one falls down, but to stay down will have to solicit ads to make
is unpardonable. ' another issue possible.
Noted Singer Coming
Here February 17th
here in a song and story program
A committ’ee to study credits of qj Gilbert and Sullivan’s com- i
students was appointed by Presi- and opteras. j
dent B. D. Bunn at a recent fac- , „ .,, , . . „ '
ulty meeting. The committee Is i Mr. Terry will be comig to the,
composed of Chairman Leon i college under the auspices of the |
Spencer, C. V. Williams and Mrs. | Rotary Club. He will fc'e on his
Warren Lee Terry .former M'et- it will be a rare treat to havie
him at the college.
ropolitan baritone, will appear
The Lucfllian Society in its
The Roanoke Baptist Associa
tion voted at a meeting held in | own. My Only, My All" Ihe" other
Tarboro, Monday, January 10, to
have a special collection for the
college one Sunday in April. This
decision W'as made at a pastor's
conference of the association.
The Woman's Missionary So
ciety of the Eureka Baptist
Church, near Suffolk, have voted
to assist In the fimd-raising cam
paign for the college.
night. We wonder who she
A few of Chowan’s girls have
been lucky enough to snag col
lege men, but the majority are
so completely "ungettable ’ (we
mean the men), that the girls
are going out of Ixiunds now. Look
out, all you good-looking high
Estelle Thigpen. They will check
the records of students to deter
mine whether they have the re
The credit committee also will
determine the honor roll students
for the fall semester. The A honor
roll will be made of students
maintaining a 95-100 average and
the B honor roll will be composed
of those making a 90-95 average.
President Bunn annotmced that
the nsw catalog for the 1950-51
year would go to the printers this
meeting before the holiday dis
way to New York where tie resides j cussed the possibility of having
at the Lamib's Club. On the even- ’
ing previous to his concert here,
he will appear at Agnes Scott
Coll’ege in Decatur, Georgia.
During the war, Mr. Terry
sang before two million inetnbers
of the armed services.
A silver offering will be taken
at intermission for the use of the
The public is cordially invited,
and the sponsore wxiuld like to
have a largfe audience to hear this
noted singer in this community;
a debating team. The topic will
be discussed further when the
society meets Wednesday night,
The program committee is
planning some entertaining and
educational films at its future
The Alathenians have made r.o
particular plans for the new year.
The next meeting will be Wed
nesday night, February 1. T'r.e
society has imposed a ten-cer.t
fine for absenteeism,