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Vol 1, No. 7, Fel).- 21. 1950
Chowan Colleg-e, .Murfreesboro, N. L'.
'Playmakers' to Present 1950 Premiere at Chowan
Dr. Udvarnoki is
"You can tell about a student’s
brain by the >way he selects his
subjects",. Dr. Bela Udvarnoki
native of Hungary and pastor of
the Gatesville Baptist Church,
told the students in a speech
which he made in chap«l, Friday,
Dr. Udvarnoki warned his lis
teners that there’s no short cut
to education and that their brains
as well as their bodies should be
developed. "Study for life, not
grades", h? advised. And finally,
thte speaker emphasized the whole
part of th? being is weakened if
the spiritual soul is not develop
ed, for the body and soul can
not be separated. By prayer,
meditation, and reading th^ soul
can' be ■ d?veIoped, he exp^a'ned.
“The soul has w'der no'sibilitics
than the body ’, was his conclud
President B. D. Bunn i'troduc-
ed the spe.iker and Walter Terry,
a visiter on th; campus, and the
guest artist for the program that
was given Friday evening.
at Chapel Hour
It was with muoii appeal that
the Seaboard QuartJt, of Sea
board was accepted and appreci
ated by both the students and
the faculty durin ga chapel exer
cise Feb. 15.
Shirley Davis, president cf the
B. S. U., was in charge of the
pro^gram. Barbara Tliomason was
fh.“ de'^oti^' lesdpr.
The quartet consists of Mr.
WilLe Taylor, Mr. Spurgeon Dan
iel. Mr. Buck Stephenson, and
Rev. E. S. Morgan, who are all
residents of S;aboard.
Th: rhoice selections by the
quartet were "Precious Memor
ies”, "Ee.Tutiiul Life,” ”I Love
You Truly”, "Tell Me Why”, "I've
B:en Working on the Railroad”,
and "T?he Ole Tii.ne Religion".
The program carried with it both
variety and novelty.
Both the students and the fac
ulty are looking forward to hav
ing the Seaiboard Quartet present
with another program of similar
CHArfDL.—So-m^hing new in
the chapel hour was the Sea
board Quartet w'hich appeared on
Feb. 15th. Tlie program was en
joyed by the students and the
NEWS.—Journalism is one of
the new courses whirh was add
ed at Chowan this semester. Ev
eryone in the class is turning out
news articles left and right; right
ADD'ITION.—A new face on the
drive is Mr. Martindale, the new
commercial teacher, who is living
in the first cottase. He ccmes to
Chowan from Greenville where
h3 graduat>ed from East Carolina
INDIANS.—The Oklahoma In
dians! The ball handling of this
t;am is the tglk of Chowan and
Murfrees^roro. The things they did
with a basketball and the way
they did it still has most of the
AU., THAT GLnTERS.—They
are not diamonds—just empty
‘Coke’ and' 'Pepsi’ bottles shining
in the sun along the drive. Clean
up your cottages and the campus
and bring the bottles back to the
MASS MF’T.—A mass meeting
of the stud? t body was called by
th'3 student ■ mcil, Pn -i;ifnt Ge-
—Continued on Paje Four—
Four-Year Schools to
Accept Chowan Credits
Business Manager Leon Spen-.
cer has written letters to two
four-year colleges inquiring into
their acceptance of credits from
Chowan College. These colleges
are East Carolina Teachers Col
lege and Wake Forest College.
Here are the replies:
Frcin Wake Forest, dated Nov-
etnlber 10, 1949, “This is to certify
that Wake Forest CoUeige will al-
;l ,v your graduates tentative ad
vanced standing credit of 62 sem-
Meet to Discuss
The s^ud'^ents elected to vote
March 2 to d-etermine whether
they would adopt the honor sys
tem. At a mass meeting of the
stud'ent body held February 16,
a discussion of the points for and
against the system was heard.
One student stated that he had
been in a small school w’here the
system works. Thrse students
stated that they were opposed to
the system because they didn't 1
think students would report one
another for broken offenses. An
other student expressed the idea
that, even though he did not
cheat or belitve in cheating, he
would not report someone else
for doinig so.
It wais decidrd that at the
March 2 meeting it would be
necessary to have 80 per cent of
the students voting for the sys
tem in order to make it effective.
IT S A FACT
Murfreesboro was first known
as Murfrees’s Lbnding.
Murfreesboro, North Carolina,
and Murfreesboro, Tennessee, are
named in honor of the same man
—Colonel William Murfree.
Murfreesboro, North Carolina,
was incorporated in 1787.
The Rev, M. B. Forey of Nen’
York was Chowan’s first presi
Chowan College became co-ed-
ucational in 1931, and a junior
college in 1937.
The Chowan campus contains
fifty acres of land,
A Negro who aided in the Nat
Turner Rebellion, just over the
line in Virginia, in 1831, wjas
caught, killed and buried on the
The originator' of Chowan Col
lege was Dr. Godwin C. Moore. I
whose portrait hangs in the ma»r.
hall. Dr. Moore was the fatner j
of Major John W. Moore, who i
wrote a history of North Carolina |
and married Anne Ward, the
first graduate o'f Chowan, and an
ancestor of John Moore, present
member of the student body.
Mr. W. W. Mitchell, whose por
trait hangs in the main parlor, j
has been one of Chowan’s chiei
benefactors. Once he bought the
college for one dollar.
The bricks in the main building
were made at what is now known
as Worrell’s Mill, on the Winton
ester hours for work which fits
into our curriculum, jjending
satisfactory completion of one
seme.'ter in Wake Forest College.”
Signed G. S. Patterson, Registrar.
From East CaroUna Teachers
College, dated November 15, 1949,
“After conferring with our Presi
dent, Dr. John D. Messick, we
have decided that credits earned
in Chowan College will be ac
cepted by East Carolina Teachers
College. Acceptance of credit is
mcdificd by two conditions. The
first of these conditions is: No
grades below "C” will be accept
ed. The second condition is:
Grades earned in Chows n College
must fit into the curr:cul\in
which transferring studerts may
s^^eet in East Caclina Teachers
College. This latter .'tatement
you recognize, of course, as the
u'ual requirement for transfer
ring credits from one college to
anoth'Cr." s gned, J. K. Long,
Mr. Ppencer sa.vs that, in as
much as the only two schools to
which he wrote accepted Chowan
credits, he is sure all others will
Senior Class Has
An imf)ortant meeting of the
senior class was called by John
Moore, the president, on Febru
ary 14 in the office of the class
adviser, the Rfev, Austin Staples.
Topics of importance were dis
cussed concerning class activities
The following committete chair-
m.en reported: John Moore, rings)
Henry Boyd, play: senior grades.
Carl Taylor; invitations, MaiT
Woodard; final chapel program,
Pervist Miles: class day, Mary
Alice Wade; and gift to the
school, Henry Boyd.
The class is investigating the
presentation of a play in order to
raise funds for a class gift to the
schcol. The class is also malting
an attempt to locate thfe name of
the company that fonnerly mad; ;
class rings with the college seal I
on them. I
Benjamin Martindale, new com
mercial teacher at Chowan Col
lege, received the results cf his
student teaching at Greenville
High school through the mail on
February 14, Valentine Day.
What? An envelope packed ■ full
of valentines made by his former
pupils while receiving instruct
ions on the mi’-neoscope machine.
However, the result of his four
years in college is yet to come.
On February 25, Mr. Martindale
will receive his diploma from East
Caroliila Teachers College.
Before entering college, Mr.
Martindale spent three and a
half years working in the Nor
folk Navy Yard as a sheet metal
worker. Then Uncle Sam put in
a call for his services, aud he
spent the next twenty-two mon
ths as a second class radioman
in the United States Navy.
Upon leaving the service he
entermed college with thoughts
of becoming a Lab Technician. A
few months work, however, pro
ved to Mr. Martindale that he
did not understand his major as
well as he thought was necessary.
While in high school he had tak
en several subjects in the com
mercial field' so he decided to
change his major to commercial
Musi:c tops the list of favorite
pastimes for Mr. Martindale. He
sang with the Glee Club for one
and a half years and then with
the College Singers—a group of
6 girls and 4 boys—for almost
Mr. Martindale claims, “I like
Chowan’s faculty and students
and tliink it-will be very enjoy
able to work here this year."
At the vesper service Thursd.iy
night. Marvin Gibson, a pre-min-
isterial student talked on “Mon
ey”. GiJtoon explained prior to
his talk that the Rev. Warren
Taylor is giving his services to
the planning of regular vesper
services in the future. '‘Money’”
the speaker said can be a detri
ment to time, character, and
many other things. At the con
clusion of the talk Gibson read
“Crossing the Bar”.
High School Visitation
Event Being Planned
The Rev. Austin Staples in
charge of chapel programs has
released the following as pro-
giams for the ntxt few days.
Feb. 24—^^Mr. Walter Evans,
Chairman of the Board of Trust
ees of Chowan, Collegfe, Harrells-
F“b. 27—^Th? Rev. Warren P.
T^v’or. P"' tor of '^he Murfrees
boro Baptist Church.
A__ High School Visitation Day
is being planned for April 14,
President B. D. Bunn announced.
President Bunn says that letters
are being mailed to all the high
schcol principals in Northeastern
North Carolina and Southeastern
Virginia to inform them of the
Plans' at present include an
orotion and recitation contest for
high school seniors with $60 and
$30 scholarships for first and
secord placte winners respectively
in each event.
Also, high school seniors are
being invited to enter an essay
contest. Essays will We submitted
March 31 to be judged by three
members of the Chowan faculty.
Recent visitors in school have
been Harry Lee. Winslow, Belvi-
dere; Mrs. W. J. Barnes, Colerain;
Mrs. Hunter Sharp and Miss Ann
Sliarpe, Harrellsville; Mrs. B. L.
Sharp, Winston Salem; Bernice
White, HobbsviUe: Arthur D.
Brown, Columbia, S. C.; Stephen
R. Gelah. Trenton, N. J.; Mr. and
Mrs. W. C. Daughtrey, Holland,
Va.; Mrs. Edgar Deans, Mrs. E. L.
Taylor. Mrs. Elnora Ward. Merry
Hill; Mrs. H. S. Baker, Windsor;
Rev. and Mrs. J. L. Blythe. Har
rellsville; Mr. Merrill Evans,
Ahoskie; Mrs. Olivia Holloman,
Mrs. J. C. Harris Mrs. B. D. Hog-
gard. Center Grove; Dr. Ray,
The subject for the essay will be
on some phase of Chowan Col
lege, as why a student wishes to
attend Chowan, of the advant-
ag'es of attending Chowan. The
essay winner will read his paper
on Visitation Day and be award
ed a $60 scholarship; the second
place winner will receivte a $30
Further details of the day’s
events will be announced later.
Students Hosts to
I Two parties hare recently fea-
I tured the social life of the school.
When Campbell College play
ed Chowan in basketball on Feb-
eruary 7, the Chowan students
were hosts to the visitors. Group
singing was led by Ruth Taylor.
Refreshments consisting of hot
chocolate and cookies were ser
ved. The party was held in, the
On Tuesday evening. Mr. Eu
gene Williams, the director of
the Radio Club, and Mrs. Will
iams gave a party for the club
at their home. The gutests played
games and refreshments consist
ing of fancy sandwiches, donuts,
cookies, and coca colas were ser-
A college education is one of
the few things a person is will
ing to nav for and not get.
The next program planned for
student and community enter
tainment is scheduled for March
30 when the Carolina Playmakers
of the University of North Caro
lina present their premiere per
formance of the comedy, "Angels
The play, an Irish-American
comedy, will be directed by Fran--
cis M. Casey who is the author of
the production also. Casey’s com
edy will be the first full-length
play to be toured by the inter
nationally famous drama group
of the University in many years. ■
“Angels Full Face” will be giv
en a six-day tryout run in Chapel
Hill February 28 through March
5, and a final poUshing will be
given the production before it
is taken on the road. 'Ihe play
script is under consideration for
New York production next season'.
It is also being considered for
motion picture and television pro
On the night followirg its
showing here, it will be present
ed in the Richard Theater in
Contract for the show^r.g in
Murfreesiboro at the colleg'e was
arranged between two brother, R,
A. Parker for the Murfreesboro
Rotary C^ub'and John Parker
for the Carolina Playmakers as
their business manager. The Ro
tary Club is the sponsor of the
The talent for the show will
come from dramatic students of
the University Playmakers and
Walter Terry, a singer and
teller of tales of Gilbert and
Sullivan, entertained a fair-sized
aui' nre Friday evening with his
mixture of "quickie'' stories and
' selections. Interspersed with his
i humor was information of the
liglit operas, biographies, and in
cidents in the lives of the team of
cciuposers whose songs he sung.
“The Gilbert-Sullivan operas”.
Mr. Terry told his audience, "have
been the most profitable in any
language any time, because they
set syllables instead of words to
music and their satires are suit
able to all ages.” ,
Mr. Terry proved that he is an
actor more than a sinier, and an
inveterate believer in Gilbert and
Sullivan. His jokes were a hit.
Miss Dorothy Ballenger proved
herself to be an exceptional ac
companist for Mr. Terry.
Radio Club Gives
Bcb'oy Shearin of Aurelian
Springs was in charge of the
I radio program sponsored by Cho-
I wan College last Sunday. Bar-
! bara McGlaughon of Ahoskie
I read the identity of a faculty in
concealment for .seme lucky per
son to identify. Betty Jean Taylor
from Harrellsville gave the news
for the week and Gerald Jeeter
from Ahoskie gave in prose the
description of an alumna. Jane
Ellen Jernigan from Aulander
accompanied by her aunt sang
The Etud8*jts were reminded to
hand in their guess of the con
cealed faculty mEmter to Shirley
Davis president of the radio club.
The student v.'ho identifies the
member wins two free tickets to
the Pastime theater by courtesy
of the manager.
The club w'as entertained Tues
day night 3t the home oi Mr.
Eugene Williams at which time
Ellen Downs was the winner of
. a buzz game. .Lona Nell Worrell
' and Mabel Johnson being the
losers served severe penalties.
All students who have musical'
ability and are interested in the
Radio Club are invited to attend,
the meeting each Tuesday after
noon in room ' 12 to arrange the
program for the following Sun
day. The programs 'are present
ed over WRCS at 9:15 a.m. each